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Year 2 Weekly review

REVIEW OF THE WEEK (Ending Friday 7 th December 2018)


This week we continued with our Emperor Penguin topic and have been writing non-chronological reports that share all sorts of fascinating facts about penguin habitats, life cycles, appearance and diet. The children have become veritable experts on Antarctica! We have been focusing on expanding simple sentences to include detailed information and using time connectives to describe the stages of a penguin life cycle.


We have been holed up in our counting houses counting all our money! We have been thoroughly enjoying learning about different coin denominations and investigating the different combinations of coins we can use to pay for different sums of money.


This week we have been developing our understanding of different animal diets to think about food chains and the ways that an increase or decrease of certain foods will impact on populations of different animals.


Next Week (Week beginning Monday 10th December 2018)


Next week is geography week! We are looking forward to learning more about the world's continents and oceans and then looking more closely at the United Kingdom and the countries it consists of. We will be thinking about the different geographical features around the UK, which places people like to visit and why.


This week we will be continuing our work on money. We will be using the skills we have developed this term around addition and subtraction to solve increasingly complex money problems.


We will be looking at the complex relationships between producers and consumers and building on our knowledge of food chains to create a food web that shows the varied diets of different wild animals. 

Of note:

Parent Volunteers for trips:

IMPORTANT: On Wednesday 12th December Year 2 will be visiting Battersea Arts Centre as part of our Ravenstone Entitlement. Each class needs 3 parent volunteers. If you are able to join us could you please let your class teacher know ASAP so we can start to plan groups etc. Please ensure you have an up to date DBS check, this can be done through the office. Thank you for your support.

Trips, Visits and Theme Days:

Thank you to those parents who have already paid the Ravenstone entitlement for this term. If you have not yet paid could you please speak to the office for further information. Many thanks.

Wednesday 31st October          Internal Visit                 Mini beast Roadshow

Friday 9th November                Theme Day                   WW1

Wednesday 12th December      External Visit                Battersea Arts Centre


We are changing the way we are monitoring spellings throughout the school. The children will not be tested each week on a new set of spellings but they will be investigating the spellings through a number of different tasks, activities and games. The expectation is that the children continue to learn their spellings each week and we will be monitoring their progress through their work in class. Please find the spelling on the website under Class News – Year 2 Spelling a paper copy was also sent out on Friday 9th November.

Apples – List 3

Pears - List 3

Thank you for a great week Year 2! Stay warm and have a lovely weekend.

Miss Austin, Mr Westland and Miss Lapish