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Week beginning 29th November 2021

 

Maths

 

This week we have been learning about equal and non equal groupings and arrays, for example, 3 rows with 2 counters in each would be 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 or 2 columns of 3 counters would be 3 + 3 = 6 (think of an egg box).

 

English

 

This week we have been writing instructions for planting seeds. We improved our instructions after checking for commas, adjectives, bossy words and numbers. We also had another go at writing expanded noun phrases, for example, deep, dark ocean.

 

In the afternoons we have continued practicing our nativity and can't wait for you to see it! We have also been busy learning some sign language.

 

Home Learning

 

Don't forget to visit our homework page on Education City.

 

Have a lovely weekend and see you again on Monday.

Week beginning 22nd November 2021

 

This week in Maths we have been exploring repeated addition using our knowledge of counting in twos, fives and tens to work out problems quickly and efficiently.

See how quickly you can calculate the following

2+2+2+2+2

5+5+5+5+5+5

10+10+10+10+10+10

 

In English we have been writing descriptions of an Autumn forest using all of our senses.

We remembered to use adjectives and commas and to make our descriptions as interesting as possible for the reader

 eg  I walked into a deep, mossy forest and I heard birds tweeting in the trees and crispy leaves crunching under my feet. I touched a brown, spiky pine-cone and tasted a soft, juicy blackberry!

Maybe you could write a description of one of your favourite walks in the local area.

 

In our Art work we have been making collage forests using a variety of plain and patterned papers.

We  explored using the papers in different ways such as folding,  scrunching, twisting and coiling it. 

The children were very creative and some of their work is  now proudly on display in our Year 2 area.

Next week we will be busy practising our nativity plays to perform for you later in the term.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Week beginning 15th November 2021

 

Maths

 

This week we have been making different amounts with coins and notes. We also bought 2 items from the shop and worked out how much change we would receive, for example, if the items cost 34p and we paid with a 50p coin, how much change would we get?

 

English

 

This week we have been using commas in lists. We found out about nouns and expanded noun phrases, for example, the hairy, black spider was hiding under the bed.

 

Curriculum Learning

In the afternoons we have been making tinfoil sculptures in the style of Alberto Giacometti. We also leaned about our digital footprint and how to keep safe whilst on the computer. We continued our learning about the history of transport and how cars have developed over the years.

 

Education City

 

Don't forget to login to Education City and visit our homework page. We have sent login details home in your reading packets.

Children In Need

Thank you to everyone who donated today. We had lots of fun in school doing Pudsey activities, we even did a Pudsey Joe Wicks workout!

Week beginning 8th November 2021

 

Maths

This week we have looked at the value of coins and notes. We have added different combinations of coins and notes, for example, £1 + £5 + 50p =

How many different ways can you make £1 using different coins?

 

English

This week we have been finding synonyms for some words found in the text 'The Tin Forest', such as,windswept, emerging and exotic. We then put these synonyms into appropriate sentences. 

Can you find synonyms for the words small, balance, appear?

Remembrance Day

We continued our learning about Remembrance Day and the significance of wearing a poppy. We talked about war memorials and today we visited Dunscar War Memorial to pay our respect.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our one minute silence and the laying of our Eagley wreath. 

Week beginning 1st November 2021

Maths

This week we have been subtracting two 2 digit numbers and exchanging ten, for example, 

 

   33

  -19     we exchange 1 ten for 10 ones then we are able to take 9 from 13.

 

Why don't you show people at home how to find the answer to -

 

43 - 27 =

56 - 37 =

34 - 18 =

 

English

This week we listened to the story 'Tin Forest' . We predicted what might happen at different parts in the story and then we wrote a summary of the text. After that we sequenced the story and talked about the emotions of the main character.

 

Please don't forget to practice writing the words of the week in sentences. They are stuck in your reading diary.

    

 

Remembrance Day

On Friday 12th November Year 2 will be walking to DunscarWar Memorial. It would be lovely if you could join us. If you would like to come along please meet us at the bottom of the drive at 10.30am.

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