Year 2 2020 - 2021
Year 2 – Week beginning 14th December 2020
We would like to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS! We hope you have a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.
What have we been learning this week?
This week in Maths we have been doing some fun Christmas maths. We have created some lovely Christmas mosaic pictures using addition and subtraction to help us. We have also been looking at number sequences.
In English we have finished writing our story about the Queen’s Hat. After all its adventures, the hat ended up on a baby’s head! The Queen looked like she approved! We have also received a VERY exciting letter this week. It has come all the way from the North Pole. As you know, we wrote to Santa last week. We couldn’t believe it when he wrote back to us.
In topic this week we have made some Christmas reindeer party hats, tracing around our hands for antlers. We have also created a table decoration which looks like Father Christmas. We had great fun decorating a biscuit (but you won’t see those as they’ve all been eaten!).
We are not setting any homework for the Christmas holidays. However, we would ask that you continue to practise your reading each day. When we come back after the holidays we will be doing a quick reading assessment with a view to changing book bands so keep reading throughout the break!
Please continue to read sticker books and use Reading Eggs as a supplement.
The infant department has resumed its raffle ticket system to reward children for their reading. Diaries will be checked each week so that we can award the raffle tickets to children who have completed their diary for the week.
There are no spelling this week.
What else can I do to support my child?
We would also like to remind you that your child has access to 'Numbots'. This is an online programme designed to increase fluency of basic number facts. We would recommend short sessions, frequently throughout the week. Your child also has a login for Reading Eggs. This is an online phonics and reading programme which reinforces our in school teaching of phonics, tricky and high frequency words. We recommend you use it as an extra reading resource throughout the week. You will find both logins and passwords in your child's diary.
As playtimes can be on the field, please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school. It is essential that these are named.
Phonics Play is now free www.phonics.play.co.uk Username March20 Password home
Year 2 Recommended Reads: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2