Welcome to Year 2! We have been busy introducing the children to the new classes and getting to know the habits and habitats of our class animals!
Our English work has been about writing descriptions using expanded noun phrases (ask your child to explain what this is!). Using an adjective - comma - adjective - noun, the children have written descriptions for their class animals and the school woodland area to help out a timid robin within our school grounds called Rupert. Can they tell you about the types of words that we use to describe? (adjectives - long, sharp) and how they can put these together with a noun to write an expanded noun phrase (long, sharp claws).
In Maths we have been thinking about shape and how to describe shapes according to their properties. We have used the terms sides, vertices, regular, irregular and symmetry to describe how a 2D shape looks and to solve different problems with shape. Try posing different questions such as 'I can see 10 sides altogether, which shapes might I have in front of me?' as well as trying to spot different 2D shapes in the local environment.
We have also been learning about animals habitats and creating our own maps and keys.
Many thanks, The Year 2 Team
Spelling of the Week 25.09.17
Spellings of the Week 14.09.17
Spellings of the Week 07.09.17
We are now having a greater emphasis on teaching and learning spelling in Year 2. Your child will be assessed on how many of the words they can spell from the document below. These will be updated and sent home periodically through the year.