It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school this week with such a wonderfully sunny week – what a treat. Mrs Holland, who has returned from Maternity leave, has been enjoying getting to know class 2 this week too.
We all got to enjoy the sunshine on Wednesday morning when we lined the Vine to cheer on Lizzie Yarnold for her amazing double gold medal triumph, at the recent Winter Olympics! Well done Lizzie. Following a class assembly on our theme this term – responsibility, the children discussed Lizzie’s successes and the responsibility she faced in representing her nation. It was wonderful for the children to then be able to cheer Lizzie as she passed us on the parade bus.
This term is such a busy and important term for Year 2, and the children are trying their best to showcase their wonderful learning in all lessons. In Maths this week we have been learning to tell the time. This has been challenging for many of the children but we have been impressed with their perseverance! We have been busy using our class clock and the children have been making their own to help them to tell the time with more accuracy.
It would be really helpful if you could all help your children to practise telling the time at home. To be at the expected standard for Maths in Year 2, children need to be able to tell the time to 15 minute intervals: O’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to.
To be at greater depth within the expected standard, children are expected to tell the time in 5 minute intervals.
In English, we are just about to start looking at a new Roald Dahl book, which will be a surprise for the children. It will produce some lively discussions and debates in class and help the children to develop their persuasive writing skills! We look forward to sharing it with you shortly.
Our topic continues to be plants and growing along with a local areas study. Mrs Holland has been able to enjoy this lovely weather too, taking the class outside to observe plant growth around the school grounds.
It looks set to be a really busy term, we are busy preparing the children to get ready for what I’d prefer to call a; ‘special challenge quiz’ AKA ‘SATS’. So please do keep practising telling the time, counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s from any number and playing any fun mental maths games. BUT the most important thing for the class is to work hard whilst they are at school and relax and enjoy themselves when they are not! so please make the most of this lovely weather we are having!