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Welcome to Year 2

Africa

Welcome back!

 

We hope you have all had a fantastic Easter break and enjoyed the weather!

For Summer 1, we will be starting our new topic of Africa to link with the Lion King. To kick start the term, we will be going on our trip to Marwell Zoo where we will be learning about all different kinds of animals. It should be a fun-filled term!

 

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- After half term, we will be changing the spelling lists to include some common exception words which are in blue. We will be learning the spelling rules in class, so while you should still practise these words, please focus on the common exception words.  

 

Words using an apostrophe for contraction -not

aren’t 

can’t  

don’t 

couldn’t 

haven’t 

hadn’t 

 

improve 

kind 

last 

We have learnt a mnemonic for because (big elephants can't always use small exits or Bertie eats cakes at Uncle Sid's estate), maybe your children could make up their own mnemonics for the other two common exception words. We would love to hear them!

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

27th May 2019- 2nd June 2019- Half term

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 13th May

Core Subject information

 

For the last two weeks of Summer 1 we will be learning about how to write non-chronological reports. We will be focusing on geography objectives to find out about Kenya as well as animals in Africa to write our own fact files. 

 

Maths

This week we will be revising arithmetic; addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions. 

 

SPaG

Our spelling rule for this week is words with an apostrophe for the contraction -not.

 

 

 

 

Key Vocabulary 

An expanded noun phrase gives more detail or information about a noun. This is usually done by adding adjectives to describe the noun, for example, "She walked through the dark, mysterious forest." In this example, the words dark and mysterious have been used to expand the noun phrase. 

 

Verb tenses tell us when an action took place in the present, past or future. When a child is writing a story, they need to make sure that whether it is written in the past or present tense, the tense is kept consistent throughout.

We will be focusing on the simple present and past.  

Writing a sentence in the present tense usually means the verb will end in -ing or -s. 

For example; I am walking down the corridor. He walks down the corridor. 

Writing a sentence in the past tense usually means the verb will end in -ed.

For example; I walked down the corridor. He walked down the corridor.

There are some irregular verbs that do not follow these rules. This includes words like eat and ate, catch and caught, drink and drank etc. 

Writing a sentence in the future tense usually means the word 'will' will appear in the sentence. 

For example; I will go to the cinema. She will go to the park. 

Stars of the Week

 

Flynn and Logan

Dojo Points Winner.

 

Anna

Look at what we have been doing!

Important Information and Resources

 

Here is a list of different websites and apps that I have found if you wish to do some extra practice 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 practice 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 objects 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.

 

Book Reviews

 

Book title: Belle’s Friendship Invention

 

Author: Disney

 

Fiction/Non-fiction: Fiction

 

What is the book about?

Belle sees an invention that she really likes very much. She became friends with the girl who made the invention her name is Simone. They decided to send some letters to the people that they liked. They were the florist, the book seller and Bella’s Dad.

 

Who would you recommend the book to? Why?

I would recommend the book to a little girl because little girl’s mostly like Disney.

 

What ages and interests is this book suitable for? Why?

5 6 or 7 year olds, because they can understand the book.

 

Rating? 3/5

 

By Ellie Hyde

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