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The Last Monster in Scotland!

The children thoroughly enjoyed performing the play ‘The Last Monster in Scotland’ to all the parents on Wednesday. They were all amazing!

This week in Maths we have been telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and applying knowledge of time to problem solving. In English we have been retelling a magic key story.

As part of our design and technology project we have been evaluating different types of bread. The children tried different types of breads from around the world and were able to discuss their preferences.

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Groovy shoes day

This week in English we have been writing our own magic key stories and self assessing against skills taught this year. In maths we have been looking at time facts.

 

It’s great to see all the groovy shoes that the children are wearing today. Thank you for your support!

Thank you for sending in the children’s costumes for the play. The children have worked hard and are looking forward to sharing it with you next week.

Homework

For the last few weeks we would like the children to read for pleasure as well as reading their school reading books. Please look on the Abacus website for maths activities.

3D shapes

This week the children have been making their own 3D shapes out of straws and plasticine and using them to describe the properties of 3D shapes. In English they have been adding correct punctuation marks to sentences.

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The children are working hard on the preparations for the play ‘The Last Monster in Scotland’ which will be performed on Wednesday 21st June at 9:30. Thank you to all of you who have brought in the costumes. If you haven’t sent it in yet please could we have it early next week? Do let us know if you are having any difficulties finding items.

Sunny end to the half term

This week the children have created their own Horrid Henry stories and enjoyed creating puppets to help them develop their language before writing them. In maths we have explored weight and used standard units of measure to weigh objects around the classroom.

Over the holidays please could children practise and learn their lines for our play so we can focus on their performance when we return to school.

Have a wonderful and restful half term and we look forward to seeing you after the break.

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!