Week Beginning 7th October
Wow, what an exciting week we have had! We have continued to learn all about subtraction in Maths by subtracting a two digit number away from another two digit number. The children did this by partitioning the number into tens and ones and exchanging ten if they needed to. Could you work together at home to complete the following sums using the tens and ones grid?
64 - 17 =
82 - 36 =
73 - 28 =
In English we have been amazing at writing adjectives in an expanded noun phrase. We started the week by talking about a little girl who has a poorly Grandma and all the tasty foods we could take for her. We wrote sentences with commas and adjectives such as 'The little girl packed red, juicy strawberries and fizzy, sour lemonade.'
We then went for a walk to the forest to think about how the little girl might move through the forest and to think of some adjectives to describe it. We came up with some amazing sentences that had adjectives, commas and adverbs in such as 'The little girl crept quietly through the muddy, gloomy forest.'
Can you think of anymore sentences like this at home?
As part of our IPC topic learning, we have continued to learn about materials. We first learned about the different forces we could apply to a material such as pushing, pulling, stretching, twisting. We completed our own investigations where we discussed how to make it a fair test. We tested plastic, wood, metal and paper.
We then chose to go outside and investigate natural materials such as leaves, sticks and stones. The children worked in partners to carry out their own investigations.
Finally, please may we take this time to remind you about our 5 read up, up and away challenge! We are all working so hard to read 5 times each week and a perfect way to do this is to share your child's reading book as a bedtime story.
Our spellings this week are:
Have a happy weekend!
Week Beginning 30th September 2019
In Maths this week we have been learning about subtraction using tens frames. We have practically counted out or drawn onto a tens frame and then subtracted by crossing out the correct amount. The children are able to subtract from a two digit number and are super at doing this. At home can you work out the following questions by drawing out the ones?
34 - 8 =
24 - 11 =
38 - 15 =
40 - 6 =
This week has been English week across school and on Tuesday we found some unusual items in the classroom. We found lots of green goo and some sparkly underpants! We then read the story 'Aliens love underpants' in our assembly and found out we had secret missions to complete across the whole school. Next, we split into groups and spent time in each classroom each day. When we visited the Reception classroom we made alien capes and spoke an alien language. When we visited year 1, we made our own aliens and wrote alien descriptions. When we visited year 2, we read clues and went on an underpants hunt. We also made planet biscuits and wrote instructions about how to make them.
Finally, a huge well done to class B in year 2 who were our star readers again, drawing with class C in year 1!
Our spellings this week are:
Please can we all work together to make an effort to read lots at home and practice our spellings, it's incredibly valuable to our children.
Have a lovely weekend!
Week Beginning 23rd September 2019
This week we have been busy in Maths adding two two-digit numbers! The children have learned how to complete addition problems using a partitioning grid to add two digit numbers together. Can you complete these addition problems together at home?
43 + 25 =
66 + 18 =
37 + 44 =
In English and topic we have listened to a story about Discovery Dog. He had a problem and wanted us to help him. We had to help him clean up naughty Nora's wee! The children posed their own scientific questions to investigate such as 'which material will soak up the puddle the best?' or 'which material is the most absorbent?'
The children then made their own predictions and recorded all of the information in their books. Next they worked in groups to carry out their own investigations. They made puddles on the table and tested different materials to see which ones cleaned up the puddle the best. The children discovered that tin foil was waterproof, therefore wasn't very good at absorbing the puddle. They also found out that the cloth worked well!
We continued our topic learning by looking for materials in our outdoor area. The children made lists of materials that they could see and what they were used for. We then discussed why these materials were suitable for the job they were doing.
Finally, a huge well done to class B who have won our 5 read challenge this week! Please keep up the good work and keep reading! Our spellings this week are:
Please work hard to learn these at home and have a super weekend!
Week Beginning 16th September 2019
Another week filled with learning and fun in our exciting new year 2 classes!
In Maths we have been looking at addition, we have been learning how to add 3 1 digit numbers together as well as solve missing number problems. The children have been super at doing this using a tens frame to count out the right number of objects.
Can you complete these addition equations at home?
4 + 3 + 5 = ____
6 + 2 + 3 = ____
5 + ____ + 3 = 10
7 + 5 + ____ = 15
In English we have been reading the story 'The Three Little Pigs' which links to our topic learning about materials. We have been learning how to use a range of punctuation such as question marks, exclamation marks and commas. We also used masks to act out the story, using speech from the pigs and the wolf.
In topic we have started our new IPC science topic called 'What's it made of?'
This topic is all about materials and we have been looking at why certain materials are used for particular jobs such as using glass to make windows. We also carried out an investigation looking at whether a paper, fabric or plastic apron would be best to use in school. The children recorded their findings in a table.
Our spellings this week are:
Please can you work hard to learn these spellings with your child and read as much as possible.
Thank you for your continued support!
Week Beginning 3rd and 9th September 2019
Wow! What an amazing and busy first two weeks back! We wasted no time getting to know each of the children and beginning our super learning.
In Maths, we have been learning about place value. We have looked at the amount of tens and ones in numbers by partitioning them. We then used our knowledge of numbers and their value to compare them using the greater than, less than and equals signs < > =. The children have been fantastic and this and have learned that the greater than and less than sign is like a crocodile that always wants to eat the biggest number! We then used this knowledge and applied it to other areas in Maths. For example, we used < > and = signs to compare weights, money, size and capacity. The children have been super at this.
In English, we have been writing all about the things we have done over Summer. We then began reading The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and started learning all about adjectives and nouns. The children have then used these to create their own expanded noun phrases. At the end of the week, we made our own Wanted posters to catch the enormous crocodile! We used lots of adjectives to describe the crocodile and used commas when we listed them.
In topic we have begun our IPC (International Primary Curriculum) topic called 'Brainwave.' This has been fun to learn all about the brain, how it works and things that we do every day to exercise it and keep it healthy. We looked at lots of optical illusions, completed jigsaw puzzles and made a brain diary!
Each week your child will be asked to practice and learn 10 spellings which we will test every Friday in school. Your child has brought home their spellings book where they can practice on the next page. This week the spellings are:
We hope that your child has had a fun filled first two weeks in year 2! Have a lovely weekend.