Early morning learning
We have learnt about plastic and how hard it can be to get rid of. We have made posters about saving our planet from plastic.
In Literacy we will be reading "A Lighthouse keeper's lunch".
This week in Maths we will be learning about 2D shapes.
Adrian's snowman, or is it a duck?
CELEBRATING our success in Y2!
In History we are learning about the age of discovery and explorers. We've looked at first explorers in the 15th century.
In Geography we have learnt about maps and atlases.
Look at the map of the world. Can you find all the continents? Oceans? Can you draw a journey of Columbus?
NON-FICTION . Explanation text.
"How a caterpillar turns into a butterfly". Please read.
Can you explain these words from the text: larva, transformation, chrysalis ?
If you were a seagull in this story, what would the story be like?
Write the story from the point of view of a seagull. Remember to use adjectives, power of three, similes.
The peach was as round and pink as a full moon on a cold winter night. Simile
The creatures on the peach were small, soft and tasty. Power of three.
In literacy we have read "James and the giant peach" by Roald Dahl.
Making bar models to solve problems
Subtracting two digits numbers with regrouping:
34 - 15 =
1. Partition the second number:
34 - 10 - 5 =
2. solve ten less / 20 less/ ..
24 - 5 =
3. Make multiple of tens:
24 - 4 - what's left? 1
24 - 4 -1 = 20 -1 = 19
45 - 15 =
Subtracting with regrouping
12 - 4 =
make ten first: 12 - 2 what's left out of 4? 2
12 - 4 = 12 -2 -2 = 10 - 2 = 8
15 - 6 =
25 - 6 =
Add two digit numbers with regrouping:
23 + 18 =
1. Partition the second number:
23 + 10 + 8 =
2. Add ten:
33 +8 =
3. Find ten:
30 + 3 + 7 + 1 = 40 + 1 = 41
45 + 17 =
67 + 15 =
FIND ten strategy
Use your number bonds knowledge to solve:
2 + 9 = 2 + 8 (to make 10) + 1 = 10 + 1 = 11
4 + 8 = 4 + 6 + 2 = 12
Now you try:
5 + 7 =
7 + 6 =
Same strategy works with two digit numbers:
12 + 9 = 10 + 2 + 8 + 1 = 10 + 10 + 1 = 11
15 + 7 = ?
Adding and subtracting with regrouping.
What strategies can you use to solve these:
23 + 15 = 45 + 12 = 45 - 12 = 46 - 13 =
Remember how to do jottings?
We have learnt about fractions this term.
If you are missing school for any reason here is what we will be learning in class. Join in! You can send us a picture of your work or a file to year 2 e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Literacy we will innovating our text "The owl that was afraid of the dark". Here is the story and the model text.
Look through the power point and complete the tasks for each day of the week.
In Maths it is revision week. Can you solve these using your own strategy:
3 + 7 + 6 =
12 + 10 =
27 + 51 =
50 - 25 =
36 - 23 =
100 -75 =
Find 10 more ten 10 less for these numbers:
23 45 50 37 28 18
Practise 2 times table and other operation using Karate cats
Put these numbers in increasing order:
76 2 75 27 17
Finish the pattern
112 122 132 142 _____?
75 65 55 _____?
12 23 34 45 ____?
1 3 7 9 ___?
2 x 6 = 3 x 5 = 3 x 9 = 5 x 9 = 3 x 8 =
Solve these problems:
The school cook cooked 16 sausages. She shared them between 2 children equally. How many sausages will each child get? (write the equation and show your working).
I have 25 sweets in 5 bags. How many sweets are in one bag?
If I have 30 sweets and I need to share them between two classes equally, how many sweets eill each class get?
What is the difference between fifty five and thirty three?
I think that 5 groups of 6 is the same as 6 rows of 5. Am I correct? Prove it.
Write these numbers in words:
15 50 13 32
Now put them in decreasing order.
25 + 56 =
20 + 30 + 5 =
3 + 8 + 2 =
96 - 54 =
56 - 54 =
12 : 2 =
15 : 3 =
Write all related facts for these equations:
2 x 6 = 12
2 + 6 = 8
In History we will be finishing The Gunpowder Plot by interviewing Guy Fawkes. Look through the powerpoint and try to write your own interview.
In Science we will look at other nocturnal animals. Can you gather the information about one of the animals and make your own fact file. You have two days. Make it colourful and interesting!
If you are missing school for any reason here is what we are learning this week.
In Maths we will be learning how to divide into equal groups. Look through the powerpoint and complete the tasks.
Literacy. Try to write a tale of fear. Choose a character. Where are they? Where are they going? What are they afraid of? Why? What happens at the end?
This video might help.
In History we will be writing a wanted poster for Thomas Percy, one of the Gunpowder plotters.
Can you write it? Read the description from the King's proclamation (in the powerpoint) and write a better one in your wanted poster.
Science. We will continue learning about nocturnal animals.
If you are missing school for any reasons here is what we are learning this week!
we have started to learn about multiplication. Please look through the powerpoint and complete the tasks. You might need some small counters to help yourself.
we will be writing a discussion text. We have learnt about the structure of discussions and have chosen questions for our writing. The most popular question in Andreae class was "Should we give presents to each other?" We did have a heated debate about it. Remember to record your introduction and then give 3 arguments for and against. Looking forward to share children's work with everyone! What do you think?
Please read these alien and real words to practise for your test.
we will continue learning about the Gunpoweder plot.
This time we will look at the problems the plotters had. We will imagine that we are the plotters and record questions they might be asking: "How can we get 36 barrels of gunpowder to the Houses of Parliament secretly?" for example. We will also pretend to be a traitor and will write a letter to Lord Monteagle warning him about the plot.
Term 2. Week 2
This week we are continuing to learn about the Gunpowder plot. Who was Guy Fawkes?
Practise saying sounds from this chart
Here is what we have learnt this week. Week 1 Term 2.
we have practised solving lengths problems. We have learnt what "difference" means and how to record equations for it.
we have started on a discussion text. Our question was
Should fireworks be banned? A good discussion has two opposite points of view, so we have collected reasons for liking fireworks and for disliking them. What do you think? can you draw a text map?
Here is our model text:
In Wider curriculum
we have started learning about Gunpowder Plot.
Holidays Half term.
Practise your mental maths using this website.
We have been learning how to measure objects. You can play this measuring game:
Our next topic is The Great Fire of London 1666.
We will be contacting you shortly to talk about your child's progress. These are some things you could do to help your child at home.
Practise handwriting every day 5-10 mins.
Help with learning to spell these words. Choose 5 a week.
In Maths: Help your child to learn number bonds to 10 and 20.
These songs we use in class to remember counting in steps:
Phonics and reading.
We are using Read Write Ink programme to learn our sounds. Please see the video at the bottom of this page about sounds pronunciation.
In December children will be tested in Phonics. They will be reading 'alien' (nonsense) words with diagraphs, so practising sounds every day is important. Here are some examples of those words:
praim gawn boand ...
Here is the link to Phonicsplay to practise Year 1 screening:
Here are some resources from Read Write Ink Oxford Owls website:
Home reading: Thank you for looking after the books and returning them on time. You are giving great support to your child by encouraging them read every day. Children have been given two books on Fridays and Tuesdays.
The phonics Read Write Ink books might seem easy but they are given to remind children about the diagraphs before their testing. Please encourage your children to read it and ask your child to pay attention to the diagraphs. The other book is chosen according to their reading level. Please remember to sign the diary when your child reads it.
This is what we have been learning in Year 2.
In Maths we have been practising number bonds to 10 and 20. Children are getting very good at deriving the facts from number bonds and explaining their thinking:
"If I know that 3 + 7 = 10 then I know that 13 + 7 is 20 23 + 7 is 30 and 30 + 70 is 100..."
In Literacy we have been inventing a portal story. We've looked at examples of portals in literature:
In History we have learnt about life in London in 17th century. We have looked at the objects from the past and discussed the differences between modern life and olden days.
Welcome to Year 2.
We have two classes named after these children's authors. Nick Butterworth and Giles Andreae.
Our timetable includes Writing, Phonics (Read Write Ink), Maths, Reading and wider curriculum.
We are practising our Handwriting every day:
In Literacy our story is Monstersaurus.
we are learning about place value of numbers to 100.
Children are practising to say:
I have 23. My whole is 23. My parts are two tens and three ones. 2 tens are 20. Can you practise partitioning these numbers? 25 53 18 ?