Year two had a busy week last week. They have been busy creating weather forecasts, explored making sounds using tuned and untuned instruments, compared town and country landscapes and much more. I have enjoyed getting to know the children and am looking forward to working with the class this term.
The reading challenge has commenced again, children need to read four times a week for ten weeks to receive their reading badge at the end of term, please continue to record this in their partnership books.
Last week we focussed on creating high quality sentences. This week the children will have the opportunity to put their skills into practice by writing their own adapted versions of 'The Little Red Hen'.
For numeracy we are continuing with addition and subtraction equations. Some children will be using inverse operations to correct their work. We will apply the method to a wide range of problem solving tasks including problems involving money.
In science this week we will be observing the weather and comparing our observations with the predicted weather forecast. We will continue to create our own weather forecasts.
The children will be exploring our new topic of Christmas and our new Value of Trust.
Jude for an amazing animal riddle.
Yousha for showing compassion and deep thinking during our Philosophy for Children session.
Homework is due in on Friday 24th November 2017.
Our next spelling test is Monday 27th November 2017.
Please feel free to come and ask me any questions or write them down in your child's partnership book.
Important Information and Resources
Here is a list of different websites and apps that I have found if you wish to do some extra practise at home. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.
http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/english/caerphilly/adjectives/index.htm - a game for practising adjectives.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - quick-fire practise for all the different times tables.
http://www.mad4maths.com/5_x_multiplication_table_math_game/ - a funny game that's good for practising your 5 and 3 times tables
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find - a times tables game that gets you thinking about the relationship between the two numbers that are multiplied together
http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - a hundred square that lets you splat numbers with different colours to help you see patterns. Really useful for number work.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma24weig-game-taking-measures-weight - a game that lets you practise measuring different obejcts and thinking about what equipment you need to use to measure.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=science/characteristic_material - a fun game that lets you revise the properties of different materials.