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Brilliant Bolton- Autumn

Week ending 22nd October 2015

 

In Maths lessons we have been investigating 2d and 3d shape. We made 3d shapes and described their properties. We also matched 2d shapes to faces on each 3d shape and sorted regular and irregular shapes.

 

At home you can help your child find shapes in every day life. Can they describe their properties?

 

In our English lessons we have been learning how to use speech marks in our writing. We wrote short adventures for Stickman around school.

 

At home you can help your child to use speech marks when they complete their spellings homework.

 

In topic we created our very own Lowry paintings. We carefully thought about the colours Lowry used as we painted. Mixing colours carefully.

Week ending 16th October 2015

 

In Maths lessons we have been making arrays using our knowledge and understanding of multiplication. We have also started to solve problems.

 

At home you can help your child by making groups of 2,5,10,3 or 4. Can they make an array?

 

In English lessons we have been writing our own version of the story 'Room on the Broom'. We have some wonderful descriptive stories. The children have really used their imagination.

 

At home you can help your child by encouraging them to make up their own stories, can they describe their characters? Can they make their writing lively?

 

In our topic lessons we have been designing our Christmas cards in preparation for the festive season. Final prints will be created and sent home next term.

 

We have also been investigating how materials can bend, twist, stretch and flex. Are they rigid or malleable? At home encourage your children to describe different materials.

 

Our cart has finally taken shape in our design and technology. The children have really enjoyed developing their sawing and hammering skills.

 

Week ending 9th October 2015

 

In maths lessons we have been learning to multiply through repeated addition and we have developed a good understanding of division through repeated subtraction.

 

At home you can help your child by repeatedly adding and subtracting 2p, 5p and 10p coins.

 

 

In our English lessons we have been writing instructions for making witches hats and flapjacks. We had lots of fun making them first and we hope everyone enjoyed our Harvest baking! 

 

At home you can help your child write step by step instructions. Can they include time words? First, then, next, after that, finally.

 

 

New spellings have been sent home and we will find out if we know how to spell them next Friday. Lots of children scored full marks this week. Well done! Thank you for your support at home.

 

In our topic learning we have developed our joining skills in preparation for building our cart next week. We talked about different ways to join materials.

 

 

We have also pretended to be a Victorian child working in the mills and written some very thoughtful diary entries. It was very hard work and dangerous!

 

 

 

Week ending 2nd October 2015

 

In maths lessons we have been learning how to subtract using objects, number lines, 100 squares and 200 squares.

 

At home you can help your child when they go to the shop. Can they work out how much change they will get back?

 

In our english lessons we have been describing and making the characters from Room on the Broom. We also wrote our very first book review.   We used adjectives and commas to describe what we would put in our very own cauldron and we have been writing spells using rhyming words.

 

At home you can help your child when they complete their weekly homework. Can they use adjectives and commas in their writing?

 

In our the afternoons we have practised our measuring and cutting skills in preparation for making our cart. At home you could help your child practise measuring length using a ruler or tape measure.

Week ending 25th September 2015

 

In maths lessons this week we have been adding up. We have used number lines, 100 squares and developed our understanding of partitioning 2 digit numbers to add up.

 

At home you can help your child by revisiting adding up through partitioning numbers into tens and units.

 

In our english lessons we have been collecting adjectives to describe the characters from Room on the Broom, developed our understanding on how to use commas in our writing and written some fabulous character descriptions.

 

At home you can help your child practise their spellings and encourage them to use adjectives and commas when they write their sentences.

 

On Friday next week we will revisit our spellings together.

 

In topic we have used Purplemash to create symmetrical butterflies for our hall display and talked about being part of our community. We have shared many ideas on what we can do to help each other.

 

We have also found out about our responsibility in looking after Wilbur and created a fabulous Victorian Mill in our role play.

 

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We have all settled well into Year 2 and had a very busy time since our first day back.  We have talked about how to look after each other this year and revisited our Golden Rules in school. Don't forget to decorate your Golden Rules and return them as soon as possible.

 

We had a fabulous trip to Quarry Bank Mill on Monday. Thank you to all adult helpers on the day. Without you our trips couldn't go ahead. We are sure the children would agree that we all had a fabulous time finding out about the past.

 

In our maths lessons we have been counting in 2's, 5's and 10's forwards and backwards and enjoyed our very first learning challenge. We have considered zero as a place holder, partitioned numbers, compared numbers and we have been writing numbers in figures and words to one hundred.

 

At home children could compare numbers, write numbers in figures and words and enjoy counting 1p, 2p and 10p coins. Can they partition different amounts?

 

In our english lessons we have been finding out about how to write a recount using the past tense. We have focused on using capital letters and full stops in all our sentences and talked about using conjunctions like 'and' . We have also talked about using wow words to order or describe.

 

At home children should be encouraged to read sentences they have written to check that they have used capital letters and full stops correctly in all their writing. Can they use conjunctions and wow words?

 

In Topic we have been thinking about how Quarry Bank Mill links with Bolton. We have shared our learning from home about Eagley Mills and Samuel Crompton and enjoyed sketching the landscape of Bolton.

 

We have also started to think about how we can help Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Richardson in the school grounds. We could transport things such as soil, compost, plants, harvested fruit and vegetables and eggs around school with the use of a cart. We have considered which materials we could use to make our very own farm cart and looked at how the wheel and axle would make it easier for us to push or pull our cart. We enjoyed investigating how the wheels and axle should join.

 

 

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