The children have been working hard this week on all their activities. We have continued looking at past and present tenses, looking at nouns and verbs and thinking about how sentences are constructed. The Working Together activity this week is a sheet linked to our work on the tenses. Please return by Wednesday 25th. I have included a sheet to help with all the terms we use in our Literacy work. The children have also been given a book mark with lots of ideas and prompts that can be used to help with developing their reading skills. We have also been continuing with our Place Value work, please keep working on the writing of numbers as words.
The spellings this week are based on the 's' sound spelt 'c' which is before the vowel letters e, i and y such as bicycle, city and face.
The class have enjoyed looking at examples of Aboriginal art work and the work of Georges Seurat and his Pointillism paintings. The children were then challenged to choose an East Markham landmark, such as the Church, and to recreate it in his style. We had some great pieces of work.
This week, we have been recapping some of the sounds in Phase 5 phonics and have been thinking about past and present tenses in our Phase 6 work. We have been looking at the story, 'Not Now Bernard', and the class have enjoyed role-playing the story, sequencing it and making a list of past and present sentences linked to the story.
We have started our topic by walking around the village looking at all the different features, both natural and physical. Afterwards, the children drew some great maps of the route we took. We have also looked at the United Kingdom, naming the countries, capital cities and seas.
In maths, we have been concentrating on Place Value. As one of the objectives in year 2 is to be able to write numerals as words to at least 100, there are 2 sheets based on this for the Working Together activity. This objective is something that can be continually worked on over the next few weeks too. Please return books and sheets by Wednesday 18th.
Welcome back. I hope you all had a good summer holiday and that the children are looking forward to being in year 2.
We have had a great start to the new school year, with the children quickly settling back into school life and routines.
This half term, our topic is looking at East Markham and then comparing it to Australia - we will be going on a walk around the village next week to help start this work. This week, the children have been recapping some Year 1 concepts in both number and English.
P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please send in named water bottles everyday and please let me know if someone different is picking up after school. Could all uniform and P.E. kit be named.
The children will still need to read 4 times a week and will have a piece of homework on a Thursday to be returned the following Wednesday. There is an East Markham fact finding sheet to fill in this week.
The children will also need to work on a set of weekly spellings - please see the homework section. These will be assessed every Thursday. The first set are based on the 'n' sound which can be spelt 'kn' and sometimes 'gn' at the beginning of words ie 'knee', 'gnat'. Please explain the meanings of any words and when your child is confident with the spelling of the word, try writing it in sentences. This set will be assessed on Thursday 12th.
Please note that we are still waiting for reading diaries to be delivered so reading books will be given out when they arrive.
If you have any concerns or queries, please feel free to speak to me either before or after school.
Thank you for your support.