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Welcome to Year 2

Traditional Tales

Welcome back!

 

We hope you have all had a relaxing Christmas Break and enjoyed the handmade gifts from myself and Miss Davies.

For Spring 1, we will be looking at Traditional Tales. We will be looking at the different stories, where they come from and adding our own twist. 

 

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. 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our PE continues to be on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

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- different endings to root words.

humming 

hummed 

drumming 

drummed 

drummer 

stopping 

stopped 

stopper 

sitting 

 

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

14th January- Fairy Tale Library Session

16th and 17th January- Parents evening 5:00-7:30

25th January- Eisteddfod Semi-final

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 14th January

Core Subject information

 

Literacy

Following our immersion into the world of fairy tales, we will be writing setting descriptions for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be focusing on using expanded noun phrases (an adjective and a noun). We will ensure we use the correct punctuation to write a short narrative. 

 

Maths

This week, we will be looking at division. We will be beginning with sharing equally before moving onto grouping, all of which we will be associating with the relevant number sentences. 

 

Block

Our first block this term is ICT. After having our iMovie session with 3, the children are really excited to write their own fairy tales to shoot!

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. 

Stars of the Week

Ailsa and Ellie

Dojo Points Winner.

 

Samuel

Look at what we have been doing!

Solving our Fairy Tale mystery

Solving our Fairy Tale mystery 1
Solving our Fairy Tale mystery 2
Solving our Fairy Tale mystery 3

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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