Year1/2 SR 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Y1/2SR

Autumn 2 

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you all back after the holiday! 

This half term our topic is called Pirates (continuing on from the Seaside topic).  We will be learning all about the coast and the work of the RNLI.  We will learn about Grace Darling and why she was an important person.  We will be doing more interesting scientific experiments using balloons and will be researching information about sea creatures, and we will continue to observe the seasons throughout the year.  

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 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 20.11.17

This week in Maths, we are using our place value skills to find solutions to puzzles and problems. If you would like to help your child, you could ask them questions such as “Think of an even number that is more than 30 and less than 50. Can you find one? Can you find them all? How many are there?” Repeat with other numbers under 50 (under 100 for Y2s, extending to over 100 when they are confident). Make sure that they explain their reasoning to you!

Maths Home Learning week beginning 27.11.17
This week we are recalling our number pairs to 10 and using these to work out other number facts. For example, if 6 + 4 = 10, we can use this to work out that 16 + 4 = 20. Please practise number pairs to 10 and 20 with your child, and express them in different ways:

6 + 4 = 10

4 + 6 = 10

10 – 6 = 4

10 – 4 = 6

Y2s – use your number pairs to 10 to work out your number pairs to 100 (e.g. 60 + 40 = 100).

Maths Home Learning week beginning 4.12.17

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.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 11.12.17

This week we are continuing to subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number. Please carry on with your mental Maths practice of this, e.g.
23 -19 (small gap: count on) and 27 – 5 (large gap: count back); this is particularly relevant to the Y1s.

Some of the Y2s are starting to subtract a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number. To help with this, could you again practise counting on in 10s until they reach just before 100. For example, if you say 23, they would count 33, 43, 53, 63, 73, 83 and 93. This will help with finding the difference between two numbers.

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.




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