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Autumn 1

Week beginning 20th September

 

Reminder- Homework from last week is on Education City. please login and complete. A big well done to the children that have done this already!!!

 

This week we have been really busy with our phonics, learning about alternative sounds for ai and ee, spelling words with these graphemes(the written sound) in and learning new vocabulary with them in as well. Your child will have come home with their sounds sheet(please see the letter below that further explains this). They have also all been given a sounds book and a book to share. Just to remind you that the sounds book is very important- it consolidates the sounds learnt in class and the sounds that your child needs to learn to be able to decode fluently.

 

We have been doing English work based on Traction Man, writing sentences about our favourite parts and describing his super hero outfits!

 

In maths we have been looking at odd and even numbers- the children worked hard to sort my big jumble of numbers into the right category!

We have also had lots of fun taking part in Go Noodle sessions(see pictures below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder

It is library on a Thursday. If your child has finished their book they can bring it into school to exchange it for a new one-please feel free to keep it for another week, if they have not finished enjoying the text.

Week beginning 13th September

 

Firstly, I would just like to say what a wonderful week we have had. The children have adapted to all the new routines in class and their behaviour had been amazing this week- keep it up 2D!

 

In maths we have been continuing with place value, looking at greater and less than. In English we have been writing creative sentences about our own vegetable/fruit inspired superheroes!

 

In history we have begun to learn about Florence Nightingale and discovered that her nickname was 'Lady of the Lamp'.

 

Your child should have come home with their phonics/reading folder yesterday. Inside you will find a book to share. Please support your child when reading this and write comments in the reading record to tell me how brilliantly they did with this. We will distribute phonics books next week, which, as explained in the reading record, your child should not need any help with. Your child will also come home with a phonics homework sheet to complete from next week. This is something we have done in school but is to be repeated at home to give your child extra practise and boost their confidence- your child should be able to do this independently but support them with the correct letter formation, listen to them read the words and talk about their definitions. You will also find an alphabetic code poster in your folder- this is a really useful tool to use with your child to recognise how some sounds can be made in different ways. 

 

If you are accessing Oxford Owl you will need to set up your own login on the parent login. I have also set an activity on Education City to further practise place value at home. If you have any problems logging in, again, let me know.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Have a lovely weekend!smiley

 

Mrs Dempsey

Week beginning 6th September 2021

 

This week we have been busy in maths learning about the value of numbers and representing them. In English we have been writing about things we did in the holidays- the children could write about things they really did or things that didn't really happen but sound amazing- like visiting Chocolate Land and eating chocolate all day!

 

In art we are continuing to paint our self-portraits, which is a great opportunity to explore the amazing and unique differences we have as a class. Mrs Hart has begun to take children to take part in small group science sessions with her.

 

P.E will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday-please send your child to school in suitable shorts/leggings/joggers, a white t shirt, trainers and their school jumper on. Long hair must be tied up. If children have shoes/trainers with laces please practise doing them at home.

 

Your child will be coming home with a reading book at the end of the week (please see letter below if you have not read it already) and homework will start the following week. This will vary from phonics, English or maths. I often set work on Education City, so if you have forgotten your login please get in touch.

 

Phonics and Early Reading Letter

                                           

 

Welcome to Year 2! I am so happy to have such wonderful, enthusiastic children. I was very impressed with their maturity and how quickly they settled into class, after such a long holiday.

 

On Thursday we took our time getting to know each other- I loved reading their 'mind maps' all about themselves and in maths they told me about their favourite number, which number house/flat they live at and how many brothers/sisters they have.

 

On Friday Miss Ryde completed work connected to the book The Colour Monster, which gave the children an opportunity to explore their feelings. 

 

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing those smiley faces again on Monday!

 

Mrs Dempsey x

 

 

 

 

 

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