Croeso i Dosbarth 7
Welcome to the second half of the Spring Term in Year 2 at Cyfarthfa Park Primary.
This half term our topic is Wriggle and Crawl, your children have already spent some time discussing what the words mean to them, sharing ideas about what we could learn, practise and explore.
This year in Year 2 we expect reading books to be brought in every day. There are opportunities daily for our pupils to read, books will still only be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday. Home work will continue to be sent out every Friday, to be returned by the following Friday.
This term our PE day is a Tuesday, please send in shorts and a t-shirt at the beginning of term. Please be aware that earrings (and any other jewellery) should be removed prior to PE.
Now lets meet the teachers!
Shwmae pawb, Mrs Walters ydw i. Yes that is really me, 40 metres up a tree! I have had a wonderful three years teaching at Cyfarthfa Park Primary and am thoroughly enjoying teaching in Year 2.
I qualified as a teacher over 18 years ago and have been oh so lucky to be able to stay at home and raise three children of my own. All three have attended Cyfarthfa Park Primary and when the opportunity arose to work here I leapt at the chance.
I love to draw, paint, bake and sew when time allows, but my all time favourite activity is reading. When reading I return again and again to old friends, Terry Pratchett, Agatha Christie, Laini Taylor and J.K.Rowling... but I have to say I have secret love of all things Sci-Fi especially Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek!
Mrs Davies ydw i.
Spring Term B Topic Overview
Cat, Bramble and Heron
The magic paintbrush
How the world was made
Talk for writing
This term our story is How the world was made. Every day we practise learning parts of the story using a text map and physical actions developed by our class. Every day we build on our knowledge of the story by learning the next sentence and over the term each individual becomes more confident at retelling the story orally.
"Children who are read to at home, or who come from an oral tradition of storytelling, embed such patterns without really knowing it, as if some form of linguistic osmosis was at work. At this early stage, it is significant that the child is ‘hearing’ the language. This matters because we learn language by hearing it and then by saying it. So, storytelling and rhyme chanting are powerful aspects of acquiring language patterns that might not be met in everyday talk." Pie Corbett 2008.
Please follow this link to view this terms story. Keep your eyes peeled for our text map and videos of our retelling.
This term we will be learning how to:
- Develop skills in using the bar method to solve simple word problems.
- Measure using metres and cm, comparing measurements and finding differences.
- Multiply and divide - using knowledge of 2s,3s,4s,5s and 10 times tables to solve problems.
- Develop reasoning strategies.
- Name and describe properties of 2d and 3d shape.
As we work through the skills, we will share images and videos explaining the process.
Subtraction with regrouping
Here is Alexander explaining the process of subtraction. In this example he demonstrates how to regroup the tens and ones.
Addition with regrouping
Here is Brooke explaining how to complete addition of hundreds, tens and ones with regrouping.
We promote using Welsh at every opportunity in and around the school, see below for sentence structures we are working on so that you can practice at home.
Sut wyt ti heddiw? (How are you today?)
Dw i'n bendigedig/hapus/gweddol/trist/ofnadwy. (I am wonderful/happy /fair/ sad/awful.)
Beth sy'n bod? (Whats wrong?) Pam? (Why?)
Dw in bendigedig/hapus/gweddol/trist achos.... (I am wonderful/happy/fair/ sad/awful because......)
This week we have been learning how to discuss the weather asking Ydy hin heulog/stormus/bwrw glaw?etc and
The pupils then wrote a short script imagining they were a weather reporter and news anchor.
Discover, Explore, Create
In Year 2 we are woking hard to help our pupils become independent, active learners. A vital part of your child's education lies in continuous and enhanced provision.
We work with the pupils to plan enhanced provision challenges that promote application of skills that have been taught during focussed tasks.