Year 2 WC 5th October 2020
Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 9:13pm
We had a lovely morning in church this week with Rev Sandi. The children behaved wonderfully and respectfully throughout.
In maths we have started our next unit, addition and subtraction. We are currently focusing on fact families which helps the children seen the relationship between addition and subtraction. For example, if we know 4 + 12 = 16, then what other calculations do we know? We know that 12 + 4 = 16, 16 - 4 = 12 and 16 - 12 = 4. Furthermore we can put the = sign on the other side so 16 = 4 + 16 or 4 = 16 - 12. The maths homework this week is further consolidation on this which is on the pupil area rather than My Maths. There are 3 different levels of differentiation so please choose the one that is appropriate for your child.
In English the children began writing their own versions of Jim and the Beanstalk based on the story map they have been learning. It has been fantastic to listen to their ideas and read their stories. They are also enjoying trying to use new vocabulary that we have been practising in our imitate stage and applying it in an extended write.
In RE we explored the parable of the house builders, thinking about what it means for Christians to build their lives on good foundations meaning their faith in God and what this tells us about Him.
In history we continued learning about Victorian toys. In their topic books they annotated photographs and explained how toys were important to children then, what they were made of and the differences between rich and poor.
In PE the children are showing great progress in their athletics skills. It was great to be able to get outside again after a couple of weeks of wet weather. Each week they are building on their running, jumping and throwing skills.
In PSHE we met another character on Friendship Terrace: Unhelpful Ellie who was quite selfish and didn't help her friends when they needed it. The children were very good at noticing that perhaps she didn't know how to help and lacked confidence so they gave her some good advice. This week we are going to try hard to notice when our friends need help, which maybe in the playground or in the classroom with their work.
I hope you've had a lovely weekend.