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Year 2 Week Ahead - 8th January 2016

Happy New Year!

INFORMATION & REMINDERS

P.E. Reminder:
2A -  Swimming on Monday - Games on Wednesday
2B - Games on Monday - Swimming on Wednesday
2C - Games on Monday - Swimming on Friday.

Monday 11th January - CCAs begin this week
Monday 11th January - Parent coffee morning 8:45 - 11:00
Wednesday 13th January - Infant parent workshop & coffee morning 9:00 - 10:00
Tuesday 26th January - Academic review evening 17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 27th January - Academic review evening 17:00 - 20:00

Please could parents ensure children bring a warm coat to school and a water bottle.

ENGLISH

Linked to our topic - The Magic Toymaker, the children will read a number of books with a Toy theme, we start the term by reading Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer.
Our writing focus will be description with a focus on adjectives, we will create a 'wanted' poster to help find the missing toy as well as a diary entry - The day in the life of a toy. 

MATHEMATICS

In maths the objectives covered this week will be:
Number and place value:
• count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0 and in tens from any number, forward and backward
• recognise odd and even numbers
• interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables
• ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

TOPIC

We will begin our topic, The Magic Toymaker, with a knowledge harvest. The children will have an opportunity to discuss what they know about toys as well as research and answer questions about Toys.
Examples of research questions, may include: Where is the biggest toyshop in the world?
What country does LEGO come from? What is a Rubik’s Cube and who invented it?
How do you know if a toy is safe to play with? Who invented the game of Dominoes?
In which country was Chess first played? In the game of Chess, which piece can jump over others?
How many points would the word ‘Scrabble’ score in a game of Scrabble?

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