Year1/2 SR 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Y1/2SR

Summer 1

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you all back after the Easter holiday! We hope you have all had a good rest and survived yet more snow!

This half term our topic is called Made in Sheffield.  We will continue to learn all about materials and how they can be changed, and what purposes different materials can be used for.  We will look at the materials buildings are made from and talk about why they are fit for purpose. 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.  During topic lessons, we will be finding out a lot more about Sheffield and its history.  For example, did you know that Sheffield is famous for its steel all over the world? We will also learn how to read and draw maps of the local area.  

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 16.4.18

This week in Maths, we are working on recognising and describing the properties of 3D shapes. If you would like to support your child in these activities, give them practical things to do like finding shapes around the house e.g. how many cuboids can they see? (e.g. chest of drawers, TV, blanket box) Can they find and name 3D shapes in the shopping? (cubes, cuboids, cylinders, cones etc.)

We are also revisiting the 2, 5 and 10 times tables so please practise these at home. Chant in order first of all (“1 times 2 is 2, 2 times 2 is 4” etc. or just “2,4,6,8” etc.), then ask your child times tables questions out of order (e.g. “What is 6 times 2?”).

Y2s – you need to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 23.4.18

This week we are recalling number facts up to 20, for example 13 + 6 = 19. Please practise these with your child, and express them in different ways, for example:

13 + 6 = ?
19 = 13 + ?
13 + ? = 19
19 – 13 = ?

Y1s – start with number facts up to 10 first.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 30.4.18
This week we are revising subtraction. 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 15 – 8 it is easiest to put the smallest number (8) in your head and count on until 15, putting a finger up to represent each number counted on. For subtractions with a large gap, for example 27 – 3, it is easier to put the larger number in your head (27) and count back three fingers. Try smaller differences for starters, and then move onto larger differences.

The Y2 children are continuing 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 24, they would count 34, 44, 54, 64, 74, 84 and 94. This will help with finding the difference between two numbers.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 7.5.18

This week in Maths, we are revisiting multiplication and solving unknown questions using an array. To remind you, an array is a rectangular representation of the calculation i.e. 2 x 5 would be 2 rows of 5 dots. To practise, you could give your child a calculation from a times table that they don’t know (4, 6, 7, 8 or 9 times tables) and ask them to draw an array to solve it. So you may say “I need to plant 3 rows of carrots, with 4 carrots in each row. How many carrots would I have altogether?”. 

Y2s – can you please also practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times table at home and make sure you know your division ‘switchers’ as well (e.g. 6 divided by 2 equals 3).


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.



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Year1/2 SR: News items

Easter Newsletter 2018, by Mrs Hanson

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Y1/2SR Blog, by Mrs Mann

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S6 4AJ

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Tel: 0114 2344329
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