Year1/2 SR 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Y1/2SR

Summer 2

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

This half term our topic is called Blooms and Bees!  We have been very lucky to have had Peter, who helps Mrs Hardy run the gardening club, install some bee hives in our secret garden.  We will learn all about bees and other insects, and will find out why bees are so important to the survival of the world.  We will look at the habitats of insects, what food they eat and how they behave.   

We have also got Arts week and our summer fayre to look forward to.  Look out fot the lavendar bags we will be making to sell at the fayre.  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.  

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 18.6.18
This week in Maths, we are revisiting number pairs that add up to 20, e.g. 12 + 8 = 20. You could ask your child to tell you the number pair in different ways, for example “What do you need to add to 12 to make 20?”, “12 add something equals 20 – what is the something?”, “20 subtract 12 is ?”. To make it easier, relate this to the number pairs to 10: 2 add 8 equals 10 so one number is larger by 10.

Y2s – if you can do this already, have a go at multiples of 5 and 10 which make 100 e.g. 45 + 55 = 100.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 25.6.18
This week in Maths, we are revisiting position, direction and movement. We will be using the terms quarter, half, three-quarter and whole turns, both clockwise and anticlockwise. We also want to make sure that the children have a precise understanding the following phrases: left and right, top, middle and bottom, on top of, in front of, above, between, around, near, close and far, up and down, forwards and backwards, inside and outside. Please help your child to explain what each of these mean and give examples.

Quarter (quarter past), half (half past), three-quarter (quarter to) and whole (o’ clock) also relate to the turning of the minute hand on an analogue clock, so please check your child can identify these.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 2.7.18

This week in Maths, we are applying our Maths learning to sports problems (particularly the football World Cup). For example:

The footballer scored 16 penalties and then  another 9 penalties. How many penalties did he score altogether?

The children have to read the problem (with help if needed), read it again, underline key words and numbers, decide what the problem is asking them to do, imagine it in their head or draw a picture to help, write a number sentence (if possible) and then solve it. To support your child at home, you could make up similar problems using all addition and subtraction (Y2s could also use multiplication and division) and have a go at solving them together.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 9.7.18

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 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.)


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

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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Marlcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Road
S6 4AJ

Main Contact: Steph Hanson, School Manager

Tel: 0114 2344329
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