This week in English we have continued to use the story On the Way Home.
On Monday and Tuesday we wrote our own On the Way Home using our plot matrixes. To write an interesting story we had to remember to use:
· the recurring language
Look at my bad knee.
How did you do it?
And that’s how I got my bad knee.
- Joining words
We talked about these question words – Who What Where When Why
We wrote our own questions remembering to start with a question word and end with a ?
On Thursday we worked in pairs. We read our partner story and then talked to them about what we liked and how they could improve their work.
On Friday we enjoyed an On the Way Home ChIL. During that time we each worked with the adults in class and made edits to our story to make them even better.
Over the half term holiday encourage your child to read as many stories as they can because after half term we will all be making up and writing our own story. Think about the different settings stories can be set in, the different characters and the different plots that can occur. Use the plot matrix to talk about stories as you read them.
We know the more you read, the more ideas you can magpie for your own stories.
SpellingThis week in spelling on Monday we were learning about the digraph le.
We talked about the le at the end of the words
We noticed a pattern
Bottle, bubble, little, middle, wobble, settle, shuffle, apple, dazzle, grumble, table
Many of the words have double consonant.
On Tuesday we revisited our learning about the possessive apostrophe. We added a new rule. If the person’s name ends in a s look where the apostrophe goes.James’ book.
The children made up their own sentences.
On Wednesday the children learnt a selection of new homophones.
New, knewNot, knot
They’re, there, their
On Thursday our dictations were
It was not James’
Over half term look at your child’s spelling journal and revisit this half term’s learning.Remember when spelling it is very important that they are accurate so please instil the importance.
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. In year 2 we learn about ½, ¼, ¾ and 1/3 of shapes, quantities and numbers. We discussed how fractions are equal parts of the whole, and we know how many parts by reading the fraction like this:
We learnt that a half is one of 2 equal parts.
To find a quarter you can find half, and then half that half. Ask your child to explain!
We have also been finding a third.
Here are some of the questions we have been trying this week.
Please try asking your child to find a half, quarter, three quarters or a third of objects, quantities or numbers during half term.
In Geography this half term we have been learning about the geographical features of different locations – cities, towns, villages or coastal. This week we have enjoyed making our chosen location and including the relevant geographical features.
In Jigsaw this half term we have been thinking about our dreams and goals. This week we have worked collaboratively to make birds for our dreams and goals gardens.
Well, that is half of year two completed! The time is going so quickly! Thank you for coming to the 'book look' this week. The children were very proud to show off their work, especially their 'location' boxes and 'On The Way Home' stories.
We hope that you all have a restful and enjoyable half term holiday, see you on Monday 24th February.
Year Two Teachers