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Welcome to Year 2

Space

Welcome back!

 

We hope you have all had a fun yet relaxing summer break and you are excited to start in Year 2!

This term we will be learning all about Space and we have a lot of exciting things planned. We will be making our own space station during our immersion days where we can learn about how astronauts find information and learn about the environment around them, as well as discovering moon rocks!

 

We will continue to make ourselves more aware of the world around us by watching the BBC Newsround and reading First News. This will support our speaking and listening skills as well as helping us gain knowledge by identifying countries, continents and oceans. 

 

Miss Bond and Miss Davies

Reading

The reading challenge will continue this year. The children need to read at least four times a week for ten weeks to receive their reading badge at the end of term. Please record when you read in the Partnership Book as then we also know when to change the book.

Doodle Maths and maths homework

We will be giving out maths homework booklets based on the work we have been doing in class. These will go out on Monday to be returned the following Monday. Please complete this in the lined book as it gives children room to do their corrections if needed.

However, if you feel that your child/ren will continue to benefit from using doodle maths, please do keep up the good work!

 

Spellings

Week 2- dge words

badge 

edge 

hedge 

wedge 

bridge 

fridge 

dodge 

lodge 

splodge 

fudge

 

Upcoming Dates:

21st September 2019- Jeans for Genes day

 

 

Week Commencing 17th September 2018

Core Subject information

 

 

Literacy

Over the week, we will continue to build our understanding of non-fiction texts by looking at fact files and information books about space. We will begin by identifying the main features of a fact file before using our retrieval skills to find information about the different planets in our solar system. As a class, we will devise a fact file about the sun before moving on to creating our own fact files about a planet of our choice.

 

Numeracy.

This weeks numeracy focus will be based on place value. We will be learning about partitioning, or splitting, numbers into tens and ones as well as using physical equipment, such as dienes and numicon, to make those numbers. We will also be learning how to answer reasoning style questions by using maths phrases.

 

Block

Our block topic for the next few weeks is humanities. We will be looking at similarities and differences between Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. 

Key Vocabulary

 

We are looking at place value over the next few weeks. Place value is the value of each digit in a number. It means understanding that 582 is made up of 500, 80 and 2, rather than 5, 8 and 2.

 

We have been using deines to make our numbers our of tens and ones. So, 28 will be made up of 2 tens and 8 ones. 

 

We have also been partitioning, which is simply 'splitting' a number. So far we have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones to make number sentences. So, 28 will be 20+8.

Stars of the Week

 

William for his fantastic attitude to learning this week.

Millie for some great independent work.

Dojo Points Winner.

 

Ellie

Look at what we have been doing!

Picture 1 Making two digit numbers using dienes.
Picture 2 Enjoying our PE lessons with Mr C!
Picture 3 Playing some games outside

Important Information and Resources

 

Here is a list of different websites and apps that I have found if you wish to do some extra practise at home. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.

 

Literacy/SPAG:

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/alpha_drag/widepage.htm - punctuate sentences with capital letters and full stops.

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/english/caerphilly/adjectives/index.htm - a game for practising adjectives.

 

Times Tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - quick-fire practise for all the different times tables.

http://www.mad4maths.com/5_x_multiplication_table_math_game/ - a funny game that's good for practising your 5 and 3 times tables

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find - a times tables game that gets you thinking about the relationship between the two numbers that are multiplied together

 

Maths

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - a hundred square that lets you splat numbers with different colours to help you see patterns. Really useful for number work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma24weig-game-taking-measures-weight - a game that lets you practise measuring different obejcts and thinking about what equipment you need to use to measure.

 

Science

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=science/characteristic_material - a fun game that lets you revise the properties of different materials.

 

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