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Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

This week in English we have been looking at different ways of using commas i.e. for lists and subordinate clauses. In maths we have been applying appropriate methods when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. In PE we have been working on our batting skills, ready to put into a game of rounders next week.

Reading and Thinking

The children have been working hard this week to improve their comprehension skills. They have read non- fiction and fiction passages and answered questions that included retrieving information, ordering events and inferring the text. They have been building a deeper understanding of fractions in maths and perfecting methods to solve them. They have been looking at finding 2/3, 2/4, 3/4 and challenging themselves to apply their methods to fifths and tenths.

A Bright Start to Summer Term!

In Literacy, the children have read the story Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, they created a word bank using the Padlet app for the character Mr Wolf. They then used all the great vocabulary to write character descriptions. In Maths they have been finding fractions of shapes and quantity, they have used the sharing method and folding shapes equally to find 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3.

 

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 20th April 2018

This week we have started to find out about Robert Scott. List three more facts you can find out about at home. Use non-fiction books and the internet to help you.

Maths challenge: Draw some shapes and split them into fractions. Remember to make sure each part is equal.

 

Friday 27th April 2018

In PE we have been looking at our short distance and long distance running skills. If the weather is nice find some time to go outside and practise these skills. Time yourself and see if your time improves each time you practise. Meet up with your friends and race against each other. Photos would be a good way to evidence this or record times in a table.

Maths challenge: Counting forwards and backwards in 3s.

 

Friday 4th May 2018

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.

Maths challenge: Create a rhyme for the 3 times tables i.e. 1×3 is three and I’ve hurt my knee. 2×3 is 6, give the pancake batter a mix.

 

Friday 11th May 2018

Time

Let’s explore one minute.

Complete these activities in one minute: How many times can you write your full name? How many pages of your book can you read? What number can you write up to? How far can you run?

 

Please bring the homework books back week beginning 14th May 2018.

 

Thank you

Easter Holidays!

This week in maths the children have been looking at doubling and halving numbers. In English they have planned and written their own poems thinking carefully about the structure and rhyme. On Wednesday they completed their pop up cards.

Finally a massive well done to Crimson Class for their sharing assembly, especially with their ocean song sung in a round.

Have a wonderful Easter break and we look forward to seeing everyone back in two weeks.

Miss Hind and Miss Hesketh

Revolting rhymes

Last week in English the children enjoyed listening to Roald Dahl’s versions of traditional tales through his revolting rhymes. In maths they looked at data and used the computers to create their own graphs.

A big well done to Scarlet Class for a sharing assembly filled with laughter, it was enjoyed by all.

International Week

Wow! How fun this week has been! The children have taken part in a range of enjoyable workshops allowing them to explore a range of continents around the world. Some of the workshops included learning about Canada, Hawaii, Aboriginal Art, Gaudi – mosaics, Mongolian Yurts – felt making. As a year group we focused on Brazil in South America and had lots of fun building our very own Christ the Redeemer.

 

 

  

 

I work in a room full of red furniture. What year group am I?

This week in English the children have had lots of fun writing and performing a riddle based on a rainforest animal. In maths they have been looking at division and fractions, using a range of resources to support them i.e. diennes. The start of our place and time topic has allowed the children to revisit the continents and identify which have rainforests.

 

Spring 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 and the task. This half term there are a mixture of tasks related to the children’s learning that week or skills that they need to be practising.

 

Friday 23rd February 2018

In English we have been learning about the features of a riddle. Choose a pet animal and write a riddle. Give me lots of clues so we can guess the animal.

Maths challenge: Write one, two, three-digit numbers in words.

 

Friday 2nd March 2018

In place and time, we are thinking about our local area. On your journey to school draw or take pictures of things you see i.e. buildings, parks, monuments. Write a caption to go with each photo/picture.

Maths challenge: We have been looking at multiplication. Create your own multiplication word problem for the adults to solve i.e. I have a pack pencils. Each child needs two pencils each. There are 12 children in the class. How many pencils do I need?

 

Friday 9th March 2018

Count in 2s

Reflect on all the things you have learnt over international week. Write three facts you have learnt and one thing you would like to find out.

Maths challenge: While out and about see if you can count forward and backwards in twos i.e. walking in the park counting the trees.

 

Friday 16th March 2018

This week in maths we have been looking at data. Create your own tally and pictogram using a topic of your choice i.e. colours of cars driving past your house.

 

Extra activities

  • Daily reading
  • Work on Year 2 spelling patterns. Root words ending with the suffixes: ly, ness, less, ment, ful

e.g. quick – quickly  still – stillness  home – homeless      content – contentment       care – careful

  • Practise adding and taking away 2 digit numbers e.g. 24 + 17 =       28 – 15=

 

Please bring the homework books back during the week beginning 19th March 2018 to be marked.

Ranger Stu comes to Alban City!

In Literacy this week the children have been writing their non-chronological reports. They have used their plans to write the interesting facts, using conjunctions and subheadings to add detail to their writing. In maths they have been practicing regrouping and partitioning to solve subtraction. Our animal Man visit was fantastic and the children asked some brilliant questions about the different animals they saw and held.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their problem solving day today, cracking the codes to leave the classroom at different points in the day.

We hope you have a lovely half term!