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Estimation and weight

This week we have been learning to estimate, measure and order non-standard units of measure, using cubes and scales.

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In English we found out about the author Francesca Simon and then identified differences and similarities between two of her stories.

We have been using our paint mixing skills to begin our own piece of aboriginal art.

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Predictions in Science

This week in science the children have been predicting, using the conjunction because, to say where they think the cress will grow healthily.

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This week in Maths they have been giving change.

In English they have put words with different suffixes into alphabetical order and put them into sentences .

Directions

In maths we have been using directional language to program a beebot. We have linked this with giving commands in English. The children have written a set of instructions.

In phonics we are exploring different homophones. These are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have a different meaning. e.g. there, their and they’re,   here and hear, see and sea.

We are continuing athletics outside in PE. Please can all children ensure they have trainers to wear. Appropriate footwear is requested for the children’s safety. Thank you

International Week

This week the children have enjoyed a range of different workshops and visits as part of international week. They have taken part in Brazilian art using lentils and black beans to create pictures, a Spanish workshop tasting a traditional cold tomato soup, a Russian workshop finding out about clothes worn and tasting some bread and a visit to M&S where we learnt about food miles and costs.

In Year 2 we have been exploring the continent South America and as a result made Empanadas which originate from Argentina.

 

We are looking forward to the Guatemalian cooking demonstration.

 

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Summer term (1) Homework – Year 2

Homework will be posted on the blog every half term showing you the day it will be discussed with the children and the task.

Children are expected to read at home on a daily basis and practise their spellings from the spelling lists that have been provided.

 

Friday 21st April 2017

Find out information about South America. You might like to find out about food, clothing, population, names of countries and capital cities, special places etc…

 

Friday 28th April 2017

Exclamation marks can be used in different sentences to show expression. However, exclamation sentences start with what and how, for example:

What big eyes you have Grandma!

How heavy that bag is!

Write your own examples of exclamation sentences.

 

Friday 5th May 2017

Choose a plant in your garden or near your house. Find out the name of the plant. Look carefully at its shape and colour. Then draw it in your book.

 

Friday 12th May 2017

Giving change in maths

You buy sweets for 12p

How much change do you get from 20p?

You buy a pen for 26p

How much change do you get from 50p?

You buy a drink for 72p

How much change do you get from £1?

You could play shops at home, practising paying and giving change or go to the shops with your parents and pay for items.

 

There will also be one or two tasks set on Abacus.

 

Please bring the homework books back on Friday 19th May 2017

 

Thank you

Maths focus

 

The children have enjoyed participating in a variety of maths activities this week. They have; made pizzas focussing on fractions, painted symmetrical patterns,   made amounts using coins, completed maths investigations and revised the 4 different methods of calculations.

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This week in English they have written a character description on a character in the book, Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. They were including expanded noun phrases.

In PE they have started athletics. This week they focussed on short distance running, so watch out if they challenge you for a race!

 

 

 

Happy Easter!

This week in English the children wrote a poem using description. In maths they have been looking at balanced equations and solving money problems.

 

The children have been given a login bookmark for Abacus. It has maths tasks the children can do over the holiday.

 

We wish you a happy Easter and a restful break.

Red Nose Day!

This week in maths we have been looking at a fraction wall, exploring equivalent fractions. In English we have been performing one of Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes. Children have thoroughly enjoyed listening and performing their jokes to support red nose day. Year 2 were lucky enough to plant a variety of plants in two of the planters in the playground.

 

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Finding the difference

This week in maths we have been finding the difference between numbers while looking at data.

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In English we have written another story ending trying to including adverbs, conjunctions, words that use suffixes and different sentence starters. With so much to think about both Mrs Freer and myself were pleased with everyone’s writing. In computing children have been looking at moving an object by swiping the screen and then stopping it with a tap.

 

Next Friday will be Red Nose Day, children will have an opportunity to show case their talent with a one minute stand up routine i.e. jokes, funny stories, singing. This is optional.

Who did it?

Wow, what a lot of clues we had to think about! All children thoroughly enjoyed piecing information together to try and work out the mystery of the missing Royal diamond. We are glad it has been found. In maths we have been investigating how to work out the missing numbers in division and multiplication calculations.

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