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Year 2

London’s Burning

Wow! What an amazing turn out from parents on Monday. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to make the Year 2 sharing assembly on Monday it really means a lot for the children to share their learning with you. For those who couldn’t make it here is some pictures.

Coming up next half term…Let’s go to the arctic!


Supporting your children at home

If you would like to support your child with their learning at home they need to become fluent in recalling their number bonds to 20 and recalling their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Below are some games you can play to support this.

Number bonds to 20

http://www.ictgames.com/numberFacts.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://mathszone.co.uk/number-facts/number-bonds-to-10/

Times Tables

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm


Year 2 Home Learning

Below is a list of words that your child will be learning to read and spell throughout their time in Key Stage One at Warren Park Primary School. They are a mixture of words that we encourage children to use in their writing and words they often misspell. Along with reading at home, we would be grateful if you could support your child to read and spell the words from the lists as part of their home learning.

We will continually assess the children with reading and spelling these key words and send them home with some of the words to practice on a weekly basis.

If you would like any advice on how to practice these spellings please come a see a member of the Year 2 team.

Year 1 Common Exception Words to download and print

Year 2 Common Exception Words to download and print

The Magic Porridge Pot

Wow, what a busy few weeks back at school with lots of fun had by all. Thank you to so many parents for attending our first parents evening where you would have found out a little bit more about the plans we have for the forthcoming year. If you were unable to attend please feel free to catch a member of the Year 2 team and we will be more than happy to talk you through what we discussed.

English

On Monday, whilst we were walking back from assembly we smelt smoke in the woods. With the teachers’ supervision, we went to investigate and discovered a little, old lady cooking porridge on a magic porridge pot!

The little old lady handed Miss Miller a story Map.


The Magic Porridge Pot

Once, not twice but once upon a time there was a little girl called Poppy who lived with her poor old mother.

Early one morning she was walking in the woods when she helped an old lady carry her bags home. SO the kind old lady gave her a magic porridge pot.

“Say the words, ‘Cook, little pot, cook’ and it will give you hot porridge. But once you have eaten enough, say ‘Stop, little pot, stop’, or it will carry on cooking.”

Poppy ran home and showed her mother. “Cook, little pot, cook” said Poppy.

Soon the pot was full of hot, sweet porridge. “Stop little pot, stop,” said Poppy, and the porridge stopped cooking.

One day Poppy was visiting her grandma when her mother felt hungry. “Cook, little pot, cook.” Said her mother. Soon the pot was full of sweet porridge as hot as boiling soup. Unfortunately, she could not remember the words to make the pot stop!

Oh dear there was porridge, porridge everywhere. The porridge poured out of the pot. Onto the floor, up the stair and out of the door into the rooms and down the lane until there was porridge, porridge everywhere.

When poppy cam back she shouted out, “Stop little pot, stop!”

Luckily, the pot stopped.

In the end everyone had to eat porridge for a whole month and they lived happily ever after!


Throughout the week the children have learnt to verbally retell the story whilst looking at the text in greater detail and unpicking some of the features. They used adjectives to describe Poppy and some children even learnt how to write a ‘2A sentence’ (a sentence with 2 adjectives). For example, Poppy was a courageous, caring girl.

 

During the next few weeks we will be learning to create a class version of the story before the children are ready to write their very own version. We can not wait to hear their stories with you because we know they have some great ideas!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning to use our knowledge of place value to add and subtract a one digit number from a two digit number (28-6 or 32+5). Some children have also been learning to add or subtract 10 or 20 to a two digit number.

Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to Year 2.

We hope you all had a happy and relaxing summer. We are so excited about what this year will bring for our children. We have lots of exciting things planned including school trips and visitors from afar!

This term our first topic is ‘The Great Fire of London’. To kick start this topic, we had a visit from the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday. They taught us all about staying safe and preventing fires. We had an amazing time playing games, learning rhymes and of course going in the fire engine and having a go on a real fire hose.

As part of our topic, we are going to re-enact our own version of the Great Fire of London. To do this, each child will need to bring in an empty box (cereal box, shoe box etc.) so they can make their own 1666 house. To celebrate the end of our unit of work we will be inviting our parents and carers in so the children can share their learning with you. This date is still to be confirmed but it will be towards the last week of this half term.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to catch a member of the year 2 team at any time, we are always happy to help.

Many thanks

Miss Miller