Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP

Year 2 welcome the Rector of Chester

Year 2 have had another very busy week! We were delighted to welcome the Rector of Chester in class on Thursday. He talked to the children about the 1960s and answered lots of their interesting questions. The children loved dancing to his favourite 1960s tunes and were surprised to see him wearing fluorescent pink socks!

 

Tommy “My favourite song was ‘Ferry cross the Mersey’. I was fascinated by some of Rector Chester’s fascinating facts!”

 

In Literacy we have been writing Haiku and Acrostic poems. We have been busy counting syllables in different words and have been working hard to use Year 2 Common Exception words in our writing. The children have also been answering some SATs style SPaG questions. I was really impressed with their knowledge of verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs.

 

In Maths we have been using the vertical written method to help us when answering some tricky addition and subtraction number sentences. We have been working our way through a SATs style Arithmetic paper and we are really working hard with our division.  Please keep practising the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables as this will really help the children solve division problems.

 

The children loved coming to school wearing their pyjamas and enjoyed writing an Acrostic poem linked to Red Nose Day. We listened to the Red Nose Day song and discussed the reasons why we were raising money.

 

I have sent home a writing checklist sheet this week. This will show you what is required at the expected writing level for the end of Year 2.

 

Homework

  • Spelling
  • Maths-data
  • Daily reading