Our topic this half term is Everyday Materials. Ask your adults what their favourite invention is.
If you could invent anything using everyday materials, what would it be? Please explain your invention, the materials you would use to make it and how you would make it.
With your adult, please practise telling the time whenever you see a clock.
Next week, in English, we will be exploring poetry. For your homework, we would like you to find a favourite poem and tell us about it. What is it called? What is it about? Why do you like it? What is your favourite part?
Your homework can be presented in any way you like, for example, on the blog, in your homework book or as a poster. Remember to include your poem!
Maths: we have been learning about 2D and 3 D shapes in maths this week. We would like you to go on a shape hunt. Tell us about the objects that you find and the shapes they are. You could look around your house, or you could go for a walk and see what you can find in the environment. You could video yourself on your shape hunt and post it on the blog, or write about your discoveries in your homework book. The choice is yours, so get creative!
This week, in maths, we have been starting to look at fractions of shapes. We will continue to learn more about shapes, both 2D and 3D, over the next week, focusing on the properties that help us to define shapes, such as number and length of sides, vertices (corners), etc.
In English, we have been reading our class text, Flat Stanley. In chapter one, a bulletin board falls on Stanley during the night. When he wakes up, he is completely flat! How do you think he felt? I wonder what problems he had, and if there were any benefits? Our focus is on planning our writing and for our Big Mark, we will be writing a letter as Flat Stanley, just after he becomes flat!
Our topic at the moment is Amazing Inventions. We have started to research the invention of the computer and will be looking at some of the important people who have had a major influence in this area. We start, this week, by learning about Charles Babbage. We are also examining the properties of materials and are applying our science knowledge to DT, where we are starting to think about a parachute design.
This week, in Literacy, we have been working on features of a letter. For your homework next week, we would like you to write a letter to someone dear to you. It can be a member of your family, a friend or even your pet. You choose the purpose of the letter and don’t forget to use all the features we worked on this week. You can present your homework in any way you like, creativity will be rewarded!
Maths: Fractions, tell us when ½ and ¼ are useful in your everyday life. For example when I eat a pizza with my friends I make sure that everyone gets the same so I slice the pizza in quarters
Reading is such an important part of children’s learning and can be a lot of fun too! On behalf of the Year 2 team, I would like to thank all you adults that put time aside to read with your children; it really does make a difference!
The Year 2 team would like you to further encourage your children to read every night. From this week, children will now have the opportunity to change their book each day and are encouraged to do this. When they come in each morning, there will be a selection of level appropriate books on their tables. Children will be free to change their book and to write the title of their new book in their diary themselves. (If this is something your child struggles with, please could you help them with this task.) The aim of this new system is to make sure that have access to appropriately leveled reading books on a more frequent basis and to encourage children’s love for reading.
Thank you for your continued support.
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