Friday 21st September
This week, we have travelled back in time... Mrs Powell delivered a scroll to Year 2 which explained that unfortunately, our current King Arthur Pendragon is missing! The message was addressed from the Six Ladies, who asked the children to help them find the King by creating a missing person poster with a description of King Arthur. Luckily, Year 2 accepted this challenge and have been working on their description of King Arthur's appearance and personality to include in their poster. Some will be put on display around school in the hope that we will find our King!
In maths, the children became shape detectives by identifying and describing a range of regular and irregular 2-D shapes. We have learnt some new vocabulary such as vertices and lines of symmetry, along with using a mirror as a mathematical resource to identify symmetrical shapes. Finally, we have sorted shapes using a Venn diagram based on their properties.
For our science topic of Materials, we have been exploring how to sort materials into natural and man-made and explaining how we know this.
Hi everyone just a quick spelling update from Mr Locke
form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another
Welcome to 2HR!
Hello and welcome to 2HR. I would firstly like to thank all the children and staff for making my first week at Leasowes so fantastic and I am very excited to see the progress the children make. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of the lovely children in 2HR and look forward to furthering our class bond throughout the year. I can already tell that we are a lovely, lively bunch who will have lots of fun learning together. I am also looking forward to getting to know parents/carers as we progress our learning journey through Year 2.
'Meet the Teacher' will take place on Tuesday 11th September from 17:00-17:30 and again at 17:45-18:15. I look forward to seeing you all there!
Friday 14th September
We have had a brilliant start to the year and all the children are settling well into a routine. We have begun our first English topic which is based around the non-fiction book 'Billy's Bucket'. We have been very busy, turning ourselves into buckets on the shelf in order to describe what we look like and what makes us special. Furthermore, we have looked inside our very own bucket using our imagination to describe what underwater life we can see.
Currently, our focus for Maths is Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. The children have been exploring alternative words for addition and subtraction, before completing some number sentences in their books. We have been using practical resources such as bead strings, 100 square grids and number lines to help us notice patterns within number sentences.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. If you find the time, it would be greatly appreciated if you practise spellings with them at home throughout the week.
Reading Records will be checked and signed on a regular basis. Please continue to read with your child as much as possible at home and sign their diary to indicate how many pages they have read.
Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and will be due in on the following Monday. Homework will alternate between English and Maths every week.
PE will take place every Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure that your child has the correct kit, clearly named.
Thank you so much for your support so far and please do not hesitate to come to me with any questions you may have. I will be on the class door every morning and end of day if you would like to have a quick chat. Alternatively, if you would like a lengthier conversation, please arrange an appointment with myself or the office or write it in your child's Reading Record.