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St Anne's Infants' School

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Reach for the Stars

Term 1

For the first two weeks of Term 1 we will be getting to know each other and learning the routines of Year Two. The teachers have planned a variety of fun and exciting activities all designed to help children build relationships with each other and their class teachers. 

 

Staff will spend time getting to know your child, what they know and what they can do in order to plan how to best meet their next steps in their learning. We will then begin our first enquiry- How can we help?

 

As writers, we will develop our understanding of punctuation, spelling and letter formation to write simple sentences. In reading, we will be working on using our phonic knowledge, and skills such as building our vocabulary, how to make predictions and how to use read groups of words together smoothly to improve our fluency.  We will also be doing lots of work on reading and writing our tricky words. These are called 'galaxy words' and they are words we just need to learn to read by sight. 

 

As mathematicians, we will be exploring and securing our knowledge of number facts to 20. We will be exploring the place value of two digit numbers, looking at how many tens and how many ones in a number and what this could look like.

 

In our enquiry, we will be exploring the question, 'How can we help?' We will be philosophers and artists as we explore how to be kind to others, not only people we know, but people in our wider community and world.

 

We will also enjoy being athletes in our PE lessons and musicians in our music lessons.

 

Keep an eye on the website for photo updates of our learning!

As mathematicians, Year 2 explored counting by grouping using pasta! Sorting into groups of ten and leftover ‘ones’ helped us to see how a two digit number is made, and what each digit represents.

Being author-writers! This week, Year 2 have begun learning how to write a great set of instructions. They’ve found, discussed and carried out bossy verbs (otherwise known as imperative verbs); explored how important time words are to help us know the order to do things and have noticed, like with any sentence, instructions must begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop. The children found it so much fun to begin this learning by following a real set of instructions. We call this our ‘model of excellence’, and in this case it helped us to know how to brush our teeth! It really brought our learning to life! Next week we will begin to write our own instructions. I wonder what instructions your child could follow, or even write, this weekend!

Being Scientists! Year 2 enjoyed developing their questioning skills as they explored what they could find out with a sheet of cardboard, some foam bricks and a toy car or two!

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