Year1/2 SR 2016 - 2017

Welcome to Y1/2SR

Summer 2

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to congratulate our Y2s on their hard work during the SATS tests.  The children all tried very hard to do their very best. Well done all of you! 

This half term our topic is called Marlcliffe's Secret Garden (although, it's not much of a secret!) We will be learning all about plants and how they grow.  We will be doing some interesting scientific experiments with seeds, comparing and observing how quickly they grow, and in what conditions they will thrive the best in.  We will be visiting Hillsborough park to see what type of plants grow there.  

We have our very exciting Summer Fair to look forward to on Thursday Juky 6th at 3.30pm.  Come and look for us to see what we are selling on our stall. 

We also have the Y2 summer play called 'There's a sunflower in my supper' - dates to follow. We have already started rehearsals and can't wait to perform in front of all our family and friends! 

Keep up the hard work for the last half term! 

Check out Erin's brilliant animation video (see bottom of this page) - have a go yourself at home!

On our class web page you can continue to find out lots of information about our class. We'll be putting on weekly spellings and Maths on the 'Home Learning' section and will showing off your lovely work on our 'Blog' page.  Just click on the links to see them.

We will also be putting on some information about what we are learning about each week in Literacy lessons.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, but as you can appreciate we are often busy welcoming children into school in the morning. However, we are happy to make arrangements to speak with you at another time.

Thank you,

Mrs Smith and Mrs Roach

Please keep an eye out for Parentmail communication from us. Hard copies of spellings and Maths letters are sent home on a Monday; please check your child's drawer if they don't make it back! Feel free to change your child's reading book in the drawers upstairs, near to the Reception base.

 Home Learning 

Maths Home Learning week beginning 26.6.17

This week in Maths, we are revisiting number pairs that add up to 20, e.g. 12 + 8 = 20. You could ask your child to tell you the number pair in different ways, for example “What do you need to add to 12 to make 20?”, “12 add something equals 20 – what is the something?”, “20 subtract 12 is ?”. To make it easier, relate this to the number pairs to 10: 2 add 8 equals 10 so one number is larger by 10.

Y2s – if you can do this already, again have a go at multiples of 5 and 10 which make 100 e.g. 45 + 55 = 100.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 3.7.17

This week in Maths, we are revisiting position, direction and movement. We will be using the terms quarter, half, three-quarter and whole turns, both clockwise and anticlockwise. We also want to make sure that the children have a precise understanding the following phrases: left and right, top, middle and bottom, on top of, in front of, above, between, around, near, close and far, up and down, forwards and backwards, inside and outside. Please help your child to explain what each of these mean and give examples.

Quarter (quarter past), half (half past), three-quarter (quarter to) and whole (o’ clock) also relate to the turning of the minute hand on an analogue clock, so please check your child can identify these.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 11.9.17

Each week we will send home a slip like this telling you about the main learning activities in Maths during the week and a suggested activity that you could do with your child to support his/her learning. The activities can also be found on the Y1/2SR section of the Marlcliffe website.

This week in Maths, we are working on counting on and back and finding one more than a number. If you would like to support your child in these activities, look for numbers in lots of different places (house numbers, page numbers, bus numbers, etc.). Make sure that your child can say what the number is and then ask what 1 more would be. 


Y2s – can you also find 1 less please, and look for numbers over 100 when you are out and about.

Nonsense words 1 practise reading the 'alien' words with your child (all spelt phonetically)

Nonsense words 2

Nonsense words 3

Nonsense words 4


You can access games linked to learning in maths through this website

Topmarks website for maths learning  


Here are some links to games we have been using in phonics.




You can access our blog here.





This week we are learning to subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number. We can count on from the smaller number to the bigger number for smaller differences, and count back when the difference is much larger. For example, with 14 – 9 it is easiest to put the smallest number (9) in your head and count on until 14, putting a finger up to represent each number counted on. For subtractions with a large gap, for example 29 – 2, it is easier to put the larger number in your head (29) and count back two fingers. Try smaller differences for starters, and then move onto larger differences. Keep to numbers under 40 until your child is confident.

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