Friday 1st November – Your child’s first UOI report will be open for viewing from 5pm
Monday 4th November – Year 2 Pitch
2K is in need of some parent volunteers for their Thursday FMS sessions at 12:00-12:45 until Christmas. Please email Ms Chung if you are able to help.
Please remember to help your child to use the handwriting guide at the front of the sentence writing booklet when they are completing their sentences. The sentence writing book goes home on a Friday and must be returned on the following Wednesday.
|PE kit||Library Bag|
|2F||Monday, Tuesday, Friday||Wednesday|
|2K||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday||Friday|
|2W||Tuesday, Thursday, Friday||Friday|
Unit of Inquiry
The children have been finding out more about Diwali and Halloween. Thanks to Mrs Mulligan and Mrs Mehek who came to talk to the children about how they celebrate these festivals.
The children have been looking at ways to improve their sentences.
During reading sessions the children have been determining importance – looking for the key information in a text.
In Maths, the children have been starting to look at the months of the year. They have been naming, ordering and solving problems related to calendars. They have linked celebrations to the months of the year.
People show events are important through celebrations and traditions.
Lines of inquiry:
- Features of traditions and celebrations (form)
- Why people celebrate (causation)
- Similarities and differences between different celebrations (connection)
The children will be inquiring into different celebrations and creating some poetry. During this unit, the children have started to work with Ms Cassie to develop their skills with clay to create a celebration themed object. They are also having some extra time with Mr Gibson to focus on music associated with celebrations.
Year long unit or inquiry
Central idea: Our experiences affect our wellbeing
Lines of inquiry:
- People respond differently to experiences(perspectives)
- Our thoughts affect our feelings and actions (causation)
- Ways we can take responsibility for our wellbeing (responsibility)
The children will start to look at the different feelings that they have and that all feelings are OK to have. It is what you do with your feelings that count.
CENTRAL IDEA: Measurement involves comparing, ordering and sequencing objects and events.
LINES OF INQUIRY:
An inquiry into:
- Identify and record dates of events on a calendar
- Name and order the months of the year and seasons.
In Maths, the children will be continuing to explore calendars and how they work. They will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems.
Please reinforce what they have been learning at school about the names and number of days in months and weeks. Ask your child if they know how many days there are in a year.
The children will be thinking about how writers choose and develop their ideas. They will continue creating books and start some celebration poetry.
Comprehension Strategy: Determining Importance
The children will be focusing on what is relevant to their question when reading and what is just interesting information.
FMS Parent Volunteers
If you are unable to help on any day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that the teachers can be informed. It is always great too if you know other parents who may be available to help in your place. Thank you for giving up your time to support us..