Our Current Topic - Land Ahoy!

 Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr... me hearties, - it's a sailor's life for me¬

Get your sea legs on, it's time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world - just like Captain Blackbeard.

Our topic will take us on a journey around the world focusing on the routes of famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Christopher Columbus. We will be finding out what life was like on board a ship and making applications to join Captain Blackbeard's crew!

Our topic will cover a variety of objectives including:

  • using and making maps
  • significant historical people
  • locating and naming countries, cities and seas
  • using a range of materials to design and make products
  • using our voices expressively to sing sea shanties
  • choreographing pi

 

Trip Information

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What an amazing time we had at Warwick Castle! Our trip started with a visit to see the bowman before being whisked away by our tour guide Richard to learn about castle defence and attack strategies. We especially enjoyed finding out more about murder holes (even though it was very gruesome!). There were so many things to enjoy as part of our trip and we were eager to tell everybody about it when we got back to school.

 

We are currently writing recounts about our visit and we hope to publish some on this webpage as soon as they are finished.

Reading Focus this term

Our reading focus this term is on retrieving information from a text by scanning for key words. We are also focussing on vocabulary, looking closely at meanings, synonyms and how words are chosen carefully for effect.

Please help your child develop these skills by asking questions about tricky language in their school book. Remember to use the help pages in the Boomerang Book for more information on ways to help your child develop their comprehension skills.

 

During the Summer term we are working on how to answer written questions using a text to support our answers. This links to the homework we are sending this term too so please ask a member of the team if you are unsure.

 

w.b 23.04.18 - this week we have been reading a text called 'Crocodiles' and another called 'Katje and the Windmill Cat'. This is a story based on a real-life event from the Netherlands.

w.b 30.04.18 - this week we have continued to retrieve information from a text about the Netherlands.

w.b 07.05.18 - this week we will be completing statutory reading assessment tests. Please make sure your child is in school.

 

Below is an example of the types of questions your child will be answering in class as part of our DERIC reading sessions.

Writing Focus this term

During the Summer Term, children in Year Two will be completing a lot of topic based writing beginning with a letter of application to join Captain Blackbeard's mighty crew. We will then move onto writing biographies and stories about famous explorers. Please help your child by discussing descriptive language in your reading at home and ensuring they understand how to use basic sentence punctuation.

Maths Focus this term

We are currently learning about money. So far this year we have learnt:

  • place value of numbers to 100
  • how to partition a number
  • expanded column addition
  • expanded column subtraction
  • multiplication and division strategies

We will also be focussing on time in our 'Ray's Adventures' sessions, so please encourage your child to tell the time at home.

Children also continue to learn their times table and division facts. Please come and see your teacher if you require any further support with this.

SATs Information

During May, all children in Year Two will be required to sit statutory assessment tests. To help you understand more about this process and the standard required by the end of Year Two, we have sent home a booklet about SATs testing and how you can support your child at home.

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Your child needs to bring their book bag, P.E kit, a water bottle and a coat. On a Wednesday they will also need to return their homework book. Your child will be provided with a toolkit complete with the stationery they will require for learning.

Children in Year Two are eligible for free school meals and are provided with a healthy snack for break times.

There are many ways to contact us! We are always available at drop off and collection times if you wish to speak to us in person. Messages can also be sent in to school via the Boomerang Book, although please be aware that these are checked weekly rather than daily. If you have an urgent message, please drop us an email to myteacher2@sherrier.leics.sch.uk. We will aim to reply to emails within 24 hours.

Children in Year Two are responsible for choosing and changing their own books under the supervision of an adult. In order to do this they must put their book bag in the correct box in the classroom. Please ensure that you have signed to say that your child has read and needs to change their book.

P.E

Our P.E. days are changing!

We will now be doing PE every Friday and alternate Mondays and Wednesdays, but please make sure your child has their kit in school every day in case there are any further opportunities that arise.  

As the weather warms up, we will be starting to go outside more for our PE sessions. Please make sure your child has both an indoor and outdoor kit in school. They will require trainers for outside and plimsolls for indoors.

Please also make sure long hair is tied up on these days and that children have tape to cover earrings. 

Our Homework

In the run up to SATs, homework has taken a slightly different focus. Each week your child will bring home a copy of a reading exercise and a maths activity. Please return to school every Wednesday.

 

For each piece of homework the children complete, they collect homework stamps on a chart. The more stamps children collect, the more opportunity they have to win a prize at the end of the year.

Please follow our Twitter page to see more updates about our current learning and other important information. 

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Our Christian Value in Year 2!

 
This year, Year Two will be working  as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Courage". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a courageous in class, on the playground and at home. If your child impresses you with how courageous they've been at home do share this with us by making a note in their Boomerang book so that we can celebrate it in class.
 
 
In class we will be talking about the value of courage...
 
   Courage to own up when you are in the wrong
   Courage to say 'no' when everyone else is pressing you to do something you do not want to do
   Courage to stick at a task even when it is taking time and is beginning to become boring or difficult
   Courage to be first to volunteer or stand up and be counted
   Courage to admit you don't know or understand something
   Courage to stand by your beliefs despite mockery or being in a minority
   Courage to take part in something, to give it a go, although you are fearful and unsure of yourself
 

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A.A. Milne)
 
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.C.S. Lewis