P.E is on Tuesday. Please make sure your child has the correct kit.
After some assessments this week, spelling and topic homework will be out week beginning 24th October.
We've had another fantastic week in Emperors this week. Thank you for all the effort put into helping your child complete their homework. Spelling homework is due in on Monday and the children will have a little quiz. Please help your children to practise at home.
In Literacy, we have continued our poetry topic. Today the children wrote their own poems and performed them in groups. We discussed that it can be quite tricky to work as part of a team but also how to make it work. Earlier in the week, we hunted for nouns, verbs and adjectives and we are getting used to using these types of words. Look out for our finished poems going up on our display next week- we'll post some photos on the class page.
In Maths, we had a go at problem solving using our bonds to 10. We also revised doubling. The children are becoming quite confident at writing the date themselves.
Emperors continue to enjoy art and PSHE lessons with Mrs Harvey. They painted a number of sea creatures for a lovely display in the Rainbow Room. For PSHE, Year 2 wrote a wonderful recipe for friendship, talking about important qualities.
I was so impressed when I visited the children in their music lesson. They are already composing and performing their own music!
Emperors are becoming very self-motivated learners and are displaying great behaviour for learning. They are more capable of starting tasks independently and managing their distractions. Thank you for your continued support and communication.
Emperors had a lot of fun last week in lessons. Mrs Clark and Mrs Smart are very pleased with the growing independence and self-motivation.
In Maths, we used a number of different types of equipment to help us calculate number facts to 10 and 20. This included subtraction and empty box problems such as: 20 -_ = 15 _ + 12 = 20. The cuisnaire rods are great for showing number relationships but also good for building and pattern making- a bit of fun after some hard work.
In Literacy, we performed poems in front of the class. It was great fun and we learnt how to complement others. Later in the week we went into our school forest again to get inspiration for our own Autumn poems. We also used adjectives to describe what we found.
Spelling: I hope you're practising the words at home for our spelling quiz on Monday 8th October. Emperors have been practising the -dge and -ge endings in handwriting lessons as well as spelling lessons.
Weeks 2 and 3
Emperors have been very active learners recently.
In class we are reading George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl- it is so funny! Of course we had to go into our school forest and create Emperors' Marvellous Medicine. You can see how much fun we had below.
In Art we are making Under the Sea boxes and have enjoyed painting and decorating them with Mrs Harvey.
Our music lessons with Mr Mitchell are really fun! He keeps us active to help us understand rhythm.
In Maths we have been investigating odd and even numbers and continue to understand the place value of 2-digit numbers. We will be moving on to looking at how addition and subtraction are the inverse (opposite) of each other.
Lots of WOW work up on our classroom wall showing great writing.
Year 2, Emperors, have had a wonderful start back at school!
In Maths we have been using different resources to study the magnitude of numbers (how big numbers are in relation to others) and looking at different ways of making numbers. We are now moving onto the place value of 2-digit numbers, focusing on tens and ones.
In Literacy we have been reading the book Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne. We have used alternative words (synonyms) to describe a character as happy or sad linking to the story. The children are being reminded to use capital letters and full stops as well as finger spaces.
In Science we are learning about materials. We sorted different materials in a number of ways, decided on by the class, and we have started to describe their properties.
In topic we are learning about the seaside. If you have any photos of the seaside for a display, we'd love to have them!
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