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Week beginning 18th October 2021

 

This week in Maths we have continued to add and subtract 2 digit numbers.

We can now confidently find the answers to calculations using base 10 apparatus (tens and ones).

We have begun to learn how to use the column method to add and subtract, which is much quicker and more efficient.

Over half term we would like you to practise doubling and halving numbers to 20 and counting in 3's up to 30.

 

In English we have written our own rhyming fox poems which we are really proud of.

We have also been finding out about the suffixes 'er' and 'est'

We compared 6 different animals (a mouse, cat, dog, elephant, giraffe and lion).

We wrote sentences using these suffixes eg

A mouse is smaller than a cat.

A giraffe is taller than a dog.

The giraffe is the tallest animal.

Over half term we would like you to continue reading regularly  each day to build up your speed and fluency.

 

In Art we have been exploring shading  and have drawn some detailed observations of pumpkins.

 

The children came to school on Wednesday wearing some wonderful Halloween costumes and had a really 'spooky' time at the school disco.  

 

Wishing you a lovely half term holiday.

See you all again on Monday 1st November.

Week beginning 11th October 2021

 

Maths

This week we have been adding and subtracting one digit and two digit numbers using tens and ones apparatus. We are becoming more confident at doing this independently and everyone is amazed at what we have learned.

 

Why don't you show people at home what you have been learning in maths this week.

 

English

This week we have been reading poems about foxes. We learned the poem 'The Greedy Fox' and performed it to the class in small groups. We also generated a word bank of adjectives related to foxes to use next week in our own poems.

 

Curriculum Learning

This week we have been busy planting bulbs. We have also been baking to raise money for 'Urban Outreach'. Thank you for your generous donations to this local charity.

 

Week Beginning 4th October 2021

 

Maths

This week we have been adding and subtracting. We looked at 10 more than and ten less than a given number and then 20 more than and twenty less than. We have also been ordering numbers to 100 using number squares to help us.

Can you find ten more and less, and twenty more and less than the following number?

34

57

41

79

 

English

Thank you to everyone who made it to our phonic parental engagement session, it was great to see so many of you and the children loved sharing their learning.

This week we have been reading more from our story Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and we drew a story map of his journey to Farmer Bunce, Boggis and Bean's farms. We also learned how to use apostrophes for possession, for example, The tractor belongs to Farmer Bean would be It is Farmer Bean's tractor.

Curriculum Learning

In the afternoons we have been learning about mapping. We have drawn our own maps of the school grounds and added a key with symbols. Why don't you have a go a drawing a map of your house? Don't forget to add a key!

Eagley Infant Open Day

 

Please spread the word to friends and family about our open day next Saturday. Thank you.

Week beginning 27th September 2021

 

Maths

This week we have been finding missing numbers on a hundred square and looking at the patterns we can see. We now know strategies for finding numbers quickly and efficiently, for example, counting in 1's is horizontal and 10's is vertical. We have been checking our own answers to calculations and learning the vocabulary of addition and subtraction, such as add, plus, count on, take away, minus and total.

Challenge - practise counting forwards and backwards in 2's, 5's, 3'sand 10's.

English

This week we have been asking questions about the text Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We have also learned about synonyms. We found all the words that are synonyms of clever, for example, smart, intelligent, talented, brainy. Maybe you could find synonyms for the word happy?

Curriculum Learning

In the afternoons we have been taking care of our outdoor environment. We harvested the rest of our fruits and vegetables and cleared the beds ready for our next crop. We have composted all the old plants to make feed for the new.

 

The children who went to the forest today have been learning how to use a bow saw safely. They managed to cut pieces of wood ready for a project next week.

 

We also carried out an investigation this week where we made animal shelters from different materials. We wanted to find out the most suitable material for making a strong shelter. Well done everyone for your resilience throughout this investigation.

Week beginning 20th September 2021

 

Maths

This week we have been looking at number facts. We wrote number sentences with given numbers, for example, 17, 12 and 5.

12+5=17

5+12=17

17-5=12

17-12=5

 

Your challenge this week is to write your own number sentences to match the numbers below -

13, 8, 5

20, 16, 4

11, 3, 14

 

 

 

English

This week we read more of our story Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We looked at different newspaper articles and identified the features, for example, headline and pictures with captions. Then we wrote our own newspaper reports about the farmers race to catch the fox family!

 

Curriculum Learning

Within our topic of 'From Farm to Fork' we have been looking at what animals need to survive. We created a poster explaining the five basic needs that keep animals alive.

We also designed and labelled our own livestock or horticultural farms.

Today we sent home letters, one to design a Christmas card and another about a parental engagement session for phonics. Please check your child's reading packet for more information.

Have a great weekend and we will see you all on Monday!

Week beginning 13th September 2021

 

Thank you for joining us for the year 2 welcome meeting yesterday, it was lovely to see so many of you. We have attached the power point for any parents who could not attend.

Maths

We have continued leaning about the value of each digit in a two digit number, for example, 49 equals 40+9. We have also been comparing two 2 digit numbers using the vocabulary greater than, more than, less than, equal to and the mathematical symbols < >, for example, 34 > 19.

 

Challenge

Compare the ages of family members using the comparison vocabulary above.

English

We have continued reading the text Fantastic Mr Fox and we have been looking at different types of questions such as multiple choice, retrieval and inference. We also had of lots of fun composing and creating sound to accompany the text.

 

As mentioned in the welcome meeting yesterday, we have put a copy of next weeks 'words of the week' in your child's reading diary for you to practise at home.

Topic

This week we have been very busy watering and harvesting our fruits and vegetables. We harvested potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. We are hoping to make omelettes next week!

We have also been learning about algorithms in our computing  sessions. 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Week beginning 6th September 2021

 

Hello everybody. What fun we have had this week with our new year 2's. Everyone has settled in well and we know we are going to have an amazing year!

 

This week in Maths we have been looking at place value. We have used different kinds of apparatus such as tens and ones to make numbers up to 100, for example, 3 tens and 7 ones makes 37. We have also been consolidating our understanding of the part, part whole representation. Why don't you ask your child to explain this to you?

 

In English we have started listening to the story Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We have identified the main characters in the text and written a funny poem about them. We have also researched facts about foxes in the United Kingdom, looking at habitat, diet and characteristics, such as, a long nose for sniffing out prey.

 

In the afternoons we have started our Farm to Fork topic. We have compared farms in the past with farming methods today. We used different resources to help us find out about the past, for example, photographs, paintings and artefacts.

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