Year1/2 SR 2019 - 2020

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Welcome Notes: Spring 1

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you back after the Christmas break. We hope you've had a restful and festive time and are ready for some more fun learning! 

This half term our topic is called Busy Bodies!   We will be learning all about the human body and what different parts are called.  We will find out how humans and other animals grow and change from birth to adulthood.  We will also be finding out what the babies of different animals are called.  In Art lessons, we will be learning how to draw self-portraits. Do you know any famous artists that did self-portraits?

On our class web page, you can find out lots of information about our class. We'll be putting suggestions for how you can support your child in 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 10.2.20

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 24.2.20

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 2.3.20

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 9.3.20

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.)

Maths Home Learning week beginning 16.3.20

This week in Maths, we are going to be measuring length, weight and capacity again.

If you would like to support your child, please help them to remember which unit goes with which measure i.e. length: mm, cm, m, km; weight (mass): g, kg; capacity: ml, l.

It also benefits them to know which unit they would use for different objects. For example, an apple would be weighed in grams but a sack of potatoes would be weighed in kilograms; a small bottle of water would be measured in millilitres but a bucket would be measured in litres.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 23.3.20

This week in Maths, we are revisiting 2D shape (geometry), and as part of this we will be identifying lines of symmetry and making symmetrical patterns using 2D shapes. If you would like to support your child in these activities, have a go at making/painting/drawing a symmetrical picture at home, and label the 2D shapes. Encourage them to identify the sides and vertices of each shape.

Y2s – please learn and remember how to recognise pentagons, hexagons, heptagons, octagons and nonagons.

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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