Year 2 - Foxes
Welcome to the Foxes Class Page
Mrs McLaughlin is the class teacher.
Mrs Wightman is the Learning Support Assistant for the class.
This page will keep you well informed of what Year 2 are learning each term as well as important pieces of information.
Year 2's P.E day is Monday
Autumn Term I
In Talk for Writing this term we've been inspired by the book Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies. We used this facinating book about blue whales to teach us how how to write a non- chronological report about a sea creature. As a class we learnt about The Brilliant Blue Whale adapted from Nicola Davies's book. We looked at the structure of the text and found that our reports needed a title, an introductory paragraph and information with these headings: Features, Habitat, Diet and Did you know? We also used this unit to help us consolidate how to write simple sentences and how to use our Everyday Toolkit: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and letters on the line. Finally, we innovated The Brilliant Blue Whale and wrote our own reports about sharks, sea horses or octopuses.
In Maths this term we're learning all about Place Value. We began by consolidating how to accurately count to and from 20, 50 and 100. Then we learnt how we could represent numbers in different ways using lots of physical resources. Next, we looked at using Tens and ones. After this, we explored how we could compare and order objects and numbers using greater, less than and equal to. Finally, we deepened our counting skills by focusing on counting in 2s,5s, 10s and 3s.
Autumn Term II
In Talk for Writing this term we used Emily Gravett’s Meerkat Mail to help us understand how to write a journey tale. Sunny the meerkat lives in the desert where it is very dry and very hot, and everybody is very close. Sunny gets so frustrated that he decides to leave home on a quest to find the perfect home, but he finds each new place just is not right. In this unit we’ve been learning how to write compound sentences and began to use adjectives, alliteration and repetition to make our sentences more exciting. Finally, we innovated our adapted Meerkat Mail text so that Sunny visited some new places. I wonder if he’ll ever find the perfect place to live.
This term we consolidated our known facts about addition and subtraction. Firstly, by looking at fact families to 20, checking calculations and learning related facts. For example, 3 + 5 = 8 then 5 + 3 = 8, 8 – 3 = 5 and 8 – 5 = 3. After this, we looked at addition and subtraction of 1s and then 10s. We are still working on using our addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers which we’ll continue in Spring Term I.
In Autumn term our Topic was Wacky Races in this unit we learnt about the history of cars. We learnt aboout the significant figure Henry Ford and how he used an assembly line. This inspired us to make our own wacky races car out of wood. Please see a slide show of our work below.
Please select one of the letter formation families e.g. one armed robot and practice these on each sheet. Now try writing words from the weekly spellings focusing on the letters from that family.
Dictation How to Guide
2s, 5s and 10s Times Tables
Mathletics - Work through tasks set by the teacher on Mathletics using their logins. https://www.mathletics.com/uk/
Times Tables Rockstars - Play gigs and festivals using their logins (Follow the link, hover over login and click 'school pupils', then type in the school postcode 'CO2 9RA' and use the children's login details. ---> https://ttrockstars.com/
Creative Writing – Remind children of the traditional tales they know and make alternative versions. These could be orally retold, acted out or written down. It could be as simple as The Three Sheep and the Big Bad Fox or The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.
Children's University Bumper Challenge - Open the link to find a range of projects to complete while at home. These are part of a University Challenge, but can be completed as enrichment activities by everyone. ---> Enrichment Activities