What a wonderful first half term we have had! I am so impressed with how the children have entered Year 2! They are eager to learn and I am so excited about leading them through the next part of their learning journey at St. Thomas of Canterbury. Be sure to check our page on a regular basis to keep up to date with what we are learning.
Our author this year is the wonderful Roald Dahl. So far the children and I have enjoyed reading Fantastic Mr Fox in book talk. We were relived to discover that Mr Fox and his family managed to escape the menacing farmers! Our class novel is The Witches. The children’s imagination has been well and truly captured as we are discovering the tell tale signs of how to spot a witch! We have also been exploring Julia Donaldson’s A Squash and a Squeeze. During all our reading lessons this year, the children will be expected to predict, infer, comprehend, clarify, question and summarise what they have read.
Your child's reading books are checked daily and they are expected to read at home every night.
In our writing lessons we have been working hard to ensure we can write in simple sentences independently . Some children are now ready to move onto learning about joining two simple sentences together, using a conjunction, to make a compound sentence. As our stimulus for writing, we have been exploring the text The Rabbit Problem and have received some very heartbreaking letters from a lonely rabbit in desperate need of some friends! 2S couldn't wait to help! So far we have written a diary entry in role as the lonely rabbit, as well as producing some fantastic adverts highlighting the lonely rabbit's best qualities. Check them out below!