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When the Premier League Came to Alban City!

This week in maths the children have been practising division. They have been using arrays and a blank number line to solve the calculations. In  Literacy they have begun planning their newspaper recount. They have been gathering facts about why Grace Darling is famous and practising their typing skills.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit from the Premier League and Watford Football club. They learnt lots of interesting facts about the trophy and trained with Watford Football Club coaches.

2, 4, 6, 8!!

This week in Literacy the children have put all their writing skills to use. They have predicted and written an ending for the story Into The Forest by Anthony Browne, they have included noun phrases, conjunctions and exciting vocabulary. In maths they have been solving multiplication number sentences, they have used repeated addition, arrays and counting in multiples to solve.

Into the Forest

This week in English we have been looking at the story ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne and the children have made a prediction of how the story might end. In maths we have been thinking about our number bonds to ten and using this to find quicker ways to add numbers together i.e. 16 + 7 = 16 + 4 + 3 = 20 + 3 = 23. During art the children were introduced to the artist David Hockney and enjoyed sharing their thoughts and views in a gallery of his work.

           

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That…

In Literacy this week the children have been learning about exclamation sentneces. They have been reading them and identifying there nouns and verbs as well as the word it starts with; either what or how. They have also learnt how to use inverted commas correctly in their writing. In Maths they have been investigating lots of different skills including rounding to the nearest multiple of ten, finding the difference and using double facts to develop their mental fluency.

Autumn (term 2) homework – Year 2

Homework will be posted on the blog every half term showing you the day it will be discussed with the children. Each task will relate to an objective covered during the week.

Please encourage children to form letters and numbers correctly especially starting positions for each letter and number. In class we have talked about correct writing positions and how to hold our pencils.

In addition to this there will be a mental maths challenge each week.

 

Friday 3rd November 2017: Practise writing these words; oh, looked, Mrs, called, Mr, people, their, could, asked, putting them into a sentence when you feel confident. A good method to use is ‘look, say, cover, write, check’.

Mental maths challenge: Rounding to the nearest ten – 2/3 digit numbers

 

Friday 10th November 2017: We have started to find out about Grace Darling using photographs and objects. Using the internet or non-fiction books what else can you find out? Create a fact file of all the interesting information you find.

Mental maths challenge: Ten times table

 

Friday 17th November 2017: In maths we have been looking at using repeated addition and arrays to multiply. However other possible methods can include drawings of objects or Numicon.

Using what you have been taught and feel comfortable with solve multiplication calculations relating to the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.

Mental maths challenge: Number bonds to 10/20 i.e. 8 + 2 = 10, 20 = 15 + 5

 

Friday 24th November 2017: We will be writing a newspaper report all about Grace Darling. Here is some interesting vocabulary that could be used in your newspaper report: dangerous, heroic, courageous, treacherous, turbulent, panicked, anxious, disorientated

Put these words in alphabetical order and write a definition for each word. Ext: put these words into your own sentences.

If you have access to one feel free to complete this task on a computer.

Mental maths challenge: Five times table

 

Friday 1st December 2017: In maths we have been looking at the value of coins and how to use coins to make an amount in different ways. Choose one of the following amounts: 38p   74p   £1.62

Using coins that can be found in a purse explore how many different ways you can make that amount.

Mental maths challenge: Two times tables

 

Please bring the homework books back on the week beginning of the 4th December 2017 to be marked.

 

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Greater Than, Less Than

The children thought about past tense verbs and time conjunctions when writing a diary entry. In maths the children have been exploring equal to, greater than, less than balances. This week they have managed to finish their maps by plotting symbols, that represent the facts they’ve learnt, about Christopher Columbus.

Dear Explorer….

This week the children have been learning about diary entries, they have identified some of the key features and begun planning their own diary entries. In Maths the children have been partitioning numbers in different ways. The children have also been tea staining maps to plan Christopher Columbus’ journey.

Pirate adventures

It’s great to be back and we have enjoyed getting to know the classes over the last few weeks. This term the children thoroughly enjoyed our pirate adventure which helped them write their own pirate story. Over the last two weeks we have been looking at capacity, having lots of fun with rice, using non-standard and standards units of measure. In PE we have been learning how to get the apparatus out safely and think of creative ways to balance on it.

      

Autumn (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. Each task will relate to an objective covered during the week.

 

Please encourage children to form letters and numbers correctly especially starting positions for each letter and number. In class we have talked about correct writing positions and how to hold our pencil.

 

In addition to this there will be a mental maths challenge each week.

 

Friday 6th October 2017: In maths we have been looking at capacity using non-standard and standard units of measure (rice, ml, l). Find different containers in your home and measure how much water they can hold. You can measure using cups of water or standard measures (ml, l).

Mental maths challenge: Number bonds to 10/20 i.e. 8 + 2 = 10, 20 = 15 + 5

 

 

Friday 13th October 2017: In place and time we have been looking at different symbols that can be used on a map. Create your own map of a room in your home.

Mental maths challenge: Counting forwards and backwards from numbers 0-100. Start the children at any number and encourage them to count backwards and forwards in ones. Can they do the same counting in 10s?

 

Please hand homework books in week beginning Monday 16th October 2017.

 

Thank you

Thank You!

This year has flown by! We have had so many exciting experiences with the children; from pizza making, to multi-sports, to our trip to Bekonscot Model Village and all the other projects we have had within class. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the children for making our year so fun and to the parents/carers for giving us your support throughout the year. Have a lovely and restful Summer!