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Autumn 1

30/9/22

A good week. We have been studying little red riding hood in English and have been looking at addition and subtraction in maths. 
PE has been very active and the children are superb at basketball. It’s amazing to see so many children at clubs enjoying themselves. 
Thank you for all your support in reading homework. I can see a huge difference as the children are progressing well with their shared books. The new phonics books although they appear quite easy are a chance to rehearse skills and discuss some of the interesting non-fiction content. Many families have really enjoyed the bridges book especially, 

Here are the latest photos from our Paddington model making and our judo sessions. We have now progressed to wearing the kit and you can see how smart it looks! 

Homework

Just a few notes about Year 2 homework in 2F. 

To make it easy for us all homework is to to be completed and brought back to school every Monday. 

1 This week the children have their own set of individual spellings to learn (This consists of current spelling errors taken directly from each child’s individual book) No sentences are required whilst we are completing the phonics worksheet but once we finish the Floppy phonics scheme we will introduce sentence writing to support the spellings and handwriting. 

2 Maths homework 

This week maths homework consists of two tasks.
Each task should only take approx 10/15 each

1 Each individual child has had their mental maths assessed and now has individual mental maths targets. The areas coloured yellow on the sheet are the targets I would like your child to work on. As we approach multiplication and division being able to count in multiples of 2,5,10 and 3 is both essential for making this easy to understand and for fluency, Every child has their own unique maths counting targets. 
2 Please play a quiz with the shape names.  We are working hard to make sure that all the children can name each and every 2D and 3D shape.

3 This week we have been counting in tens from any 2 digit number forwards and backwards. Please can you help your child to calculate the sums by counting forwards and backwards in tens. Eg 53+ 20 is 53+10+10 

53, 63, 73

I have enclosed a hundred square if you think your child will require some help to count in tens. 
If anyone needs any further explanation please don’t hesitate to be in touch, 

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Welcome to week 2.

We have had a busy week and I’ve put some photos on to show some of the great work. 

Please see the school Year 2 curriculum newsletter attached for coverage of our topics.

I will be sending home spellings next week and I will begin by sending out some individual words for your child. Spellings will be given out Monday/Tuesday for a return the following Monday. Sentences will not required.

The class have settled in well and the first two medal winners Aalia and Sol have worn the medal with pride.

Watch out for the class 2F comic winner too! 

 

In PE we started our autumn term judo course and we started ball handling skills with Mr Shingler.

In English we looked at the book called All through the night and thought about jobs we would like at night, wrote about why people worked at night and then wrote our own stories

In maths we looked at place value and ways of making a number.

We thought about Paddington who lives in London and made our own drawings of Paddington the Queen and her corgi.

What a lovely start to the new school year! Welcome to Year 2 and to 2F. I'm sorry that  some of the children missed the welcome video which the key stage one teachers had placed into 'Welcome to key stage 1' section on the website so I've added it here as well. 

PE days will be Mondays and Fridays from next week. Mr Shingler is our PE teacher on Mondays and for this term we will be having Judo Education sessions on Friday mornings.  Next term (post Xmas) we will be swapping days from Friday but I'll let you know more near the time the sport and day. The main reason for this is so we can give the children as many different experiences of different sport as possible so we will rotate sessions around school.  

Reading books will be changed regularly in 2F. There won't be a set day but we are encouraging the children to place their books each morning in the colour pots in the classroom. Please can parents make sure they write a comment or record the pages read in the reading record diary. We recommend 10/15 minutes per day although we do appreciate some nights are busier than others. 

I'm so impressed with the children who have been getting to know new routines and systems in Year 2.

It's a pleasure to get to know the children and I'll come over and introduce myself whenever I get the opportunity in the next week or two to put names to faces.

Enjoy the rest of the week 2F and keep working brilliantly!

     

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