Year1/2 SR 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Y1/2SR

Spring 1 

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you all back after the Christmas holiday! We hope you have all had a lovely time and are raring to go in the new year!

This half term our topic is called Busy Bodies.  We will be learning all about our bodies and how they change as we get older.  We will learn how we can look after ourselves to stay healthy.  We will be doing lots more interesting scientific experiments using our best science skills such as measuring, comparing, looking for patterns and so on.  We will also continue to observe the seasons throughout the year.  

In Art, we will be learning all about self-portraits and the work of artists.  We will even learn how to do our own self-portrait.  In Computing lessons we will be finding out about algorithms and what they are, and how to write them. 

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 29.1.18

This week in Maths, the focus is on money. We are recognising coins and their worth, combining coins to make an amount and finding different combinations of coins that equal the same amount of money. If you would like to support your child, please look at real life coins with them and involve them in small shop transactions. There are also some good activities at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=coins to work through.

Y2s – we would like you to add up coins up to £1 (and over if you can).

Maths Home Learning week beginning 5.2.18


This week in Maths, the focus is still on money. We are concentrating on finding different combinations of coins that equal the same amount of money (trying to use the least coins possible as the first combination), for example 20p can be made using a 20p coin, two x 10ps, four x 5ps, a 10p and two 5ps etc. If you would like to support your child, please continue to involve them in small shop transactions. There are also some good activities at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/money/play/ to work through.
Y2s – we would like you to think about calculating change from 20p and then 50p. 

 

Maths Home Learning week beginning 12.2.18

This week in Maths, we are looking at fractions and finding halves of shapes, objects and amounts. If you would like to support your child, please ask them to find halves of everyday things e.g. grapes, buttons, chocolate bars, pizzas etc. It would be helpful if some of these were ‘whole’, for example an apple, and some were already segmented or made up of several parts, for example an orange or a bowl of blueberries. You can relate this to the sharing activities (division) from a few weeks ago.  Please stress that fractions are parts of a whole that are exactly equal in size.

Y2s – Please find halves and quarters.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 26.2.18

This week in Maths, we are still working on fractions and finding halves, quarters and thirds of shapes, objects and amounts. If you would like to support your child, please concentrate on asking them to express fractions of amounts in sentences. For example, you could ask “What is half of 12?” and expect the reply “Half of 12 equals (is) 6”. Use practical equipment to support finding the answer e.g. buttons, pasta shapes, coins or counters.

Y2s – Please concentrate more on two quarters and one thirds.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 5.3.18

This week in Maths, the Y1 children are starting to learn about capacity and measuring in millilitres. If you would like to support your child in these activities, please do lots of measuring at home (cooking, preparing drinks, washing the car, in the bath etc.) They need to be able to read off a scale marked in 100 millilitres, compare the capacity of different containers and remember the unit of measurement (ml). Please also continue to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the 3 times table for the Y2s.

Y2s – we are using everything that we have learned so far to answer a mixture of arithmetic and reasoning questions.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 12.3.18

This week in Maths, we are learning to measure length and weight. If you would like to support your child in these activities, you could help them apply this knowledge to practical activities such as measuring objects in the house and/or drawing lines to a specific length. Always ask the children to use the unit of measurement (e.g. cm, m, g, kg, etc.) when talking about what they are doing. You could also look at any food labels that show amounts in g or kg. If you do any baking, you could ask your child to help with the weighing of the ingredients.

The Y2 children are also learning about capacity and measuring in millilitres. They need to be able to read off a scale marked in 100 millilitres, compare the capacity of different containers and remember the unit of measurement (ml). If you would like to support your child in these activities, please do lots of measuring at home (cooking, preparing drinks, washing the car, in the bath etc.)

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. 

 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html

http://www.ictgames.com/forestPhonics/forestPhonicsOnline/index.html

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/SentSubPhase3.html

http://www.ictgames.com/chuteShuffle/index.html

 

 

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Sheffield
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