Year1/2 SR 2019 - 2020

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Welcome Notes: Summer 2

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you all back after the break!  We hope you're nice a refreshed and ready to do some exciting learning. 

This half term our topic is called Marlcliffe's Secret Garden.  We will learn all about our local area by studying plants and animals in the secret garden.  We will be looking at maps and finding out what a 'key' is.  Through our science lessons, we will continue to carry out investigations about the weather and seasons and will be doing more interesting scientific investigations using our best science skills such as observing, measuring, comparing, sorting and grouping.  We will be learning more about plants; what they need to grow and stay healthy and the different kinds of habitats plants live in.  In Art, we will be learning all about the work of sculpture Andy Goldsworthy.  The Y2s will also be putting on their summer play, which we are all very much looking forward to watching. 

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 8.7.19

This week in Maths, we are practising counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 up to and over 100, ready for the move to a new year group (Y2s are counting in steps of 3 as well).

To support your child at home, you could encourage them to play http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/whackAMole/. It is PC and tablet friendly. You can set the steps they count in (and also the start number) using the sliders on the left hand side. Happy whacking! (No real moles were hurt in the making of this game.)

Maths Home Learning week beginning 9.9.19

Each week we will send home a slip 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.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 16.9.19

This week in Maths, we are still working on counting on and back but this time finding one less than a number. If you would like to support your child in these activities, repeat the activity from last week (look for numbers in lots of different places - house numbers, page numbers, bus numbers, etc.) Again, make sure that your child can say what the number is but this time ask what 1 less would be. If you have time, ask your child to write the numbers down and check that they are orientating them correctly.

Y2s – can you also find 10 more please (think about a 100 square – which number is directly below?).

Maths Home Learning week beginning 23.9.19

This week we are starting a unit of work based around Numicon, to support the children’s understanding of number. As a refresher, we need to remind the children of the look, shape and colour of each ‘number’ shape. To support your child, you could ask them questions based on the shapes, e.g. ‘How many holes does the yellow shape have?’, ‘What colour is five?’.

Y2s – think about how you would make 2 digit numbers with Numicon e.g. 14 would be one blue 10
shape and one green 4 shape.

 

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Useful Websites

Maths Websites

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

Topmarks website for maths learning.

Literacy Websites

Nonsense Words: Practise reading the 'alien' words with your child (all spelt phonetically).

Nonsense words 1 

Nonsense words 2

Nonsense words 3

Nonsense words 4

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

 

Y2 SATs

This STA video gives parents useful information regarding the end of key stage tests in Year 2:

 

 

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