Year1/2 SR 2018 - 2019

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Welcome Notes: Summer 1

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 Schools in the Past?  We will learn all about what life was like for children many, many years ago, both in school and at home.  We will find out about the kinds of toys children played with, what it was like at school for them and the type of work children did in, and around the home. 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 about plants, where they grow and the names of common garden and wildflowers. In DT we will be learning about toys from the past and how to make a traditional 'spinner' toy. 

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 15.4.19

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 22.4.19

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 6.5.19

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).

Maths Home Learning week beginning 13.5.19

This week in Maths, we are revisiting how to solve division problems practically and record them as number sentences.  If you would like to support your child with this, give them real life situations where division is important e.g. at tea time, sharing potatoes equally between members of the family. Ask how this could be recorded as a number sentence. You should be looking for answers such as “12 shared by 4 is 3” or “12 divided by 4 people equals 3 potatoes each”.

Y2s – can you also say what fraction each person gets?  

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:



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



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Marlcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Road
S6 4AJ

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Tel: 0114 2344329
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