Year1/2 SR 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Y1/2SR

Autumn 1 

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you all back after the lovely, long holiday! We hope you're all raring to go this term.  

This half term our topic is called The Seaside.  We will be learning all about the seaside and what can be found there.  We will talk about what happens at the seaside when we go on holiday, what it is like at the coast, and what geographical features we might see.  We will be doing some interesting scientific experiments using ice lollies.  We will be exploring different materials to find out which ones are the best for making a boat, and we will 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 25.9.17

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?’. There’s lots of information about Numicon online and it has been a very successful addition to our bank of school resources.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 2.10.17

This week in Maths the Y1s are continuing working on ordering numbers using Numicon. We realise that you probably don’t have a set of Numicon at home, so here’s an ordering activity you could try. Give your child some non-consecutive numbers (e.g. 17, 10, 13, 9 and 15). Tell them to put these in order, smallest to largest. Then ask to say as many sentences as they can to explain the positions of the numbers e.g. “17 goes last because it is the largest number”; “10 goes after 9 because it is 1 more”. Concentrate on using Maths vocabulary.

The Y2s are ordering numbers using  <  ,  >  and equals (is the same as)  =  signs. Please support your child by selecting two numbers (you could use dice or cards) and putting in the correct sign. Ask your child to read each number sentence e.g. 15 < 24. Try to include some 3 digit numbers to compare as well.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 2.10.17

This week in Maths, we are looking at adding and subtracting, and knowing our number pairs to 10 off by heart. Please practise these with your child by asking them in different ways (+ and -). For example: “2 and something equals 10”, “10 subtract 7 is….?”

Y2s – if they are confident with number pairs to 10, please extend to knowing number pairs to 20 off by heart.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 16.10.17

This week we are working on addition, supported by Numicon and also using other informal methods such as ‘part, part, whole’ bars.

This is a representation of the calculation that they do in their heads, so it helps if they get used to writing the number sentence (14 + 5) and drawing a bar as well. Remind them to start with the biggest number as addition is commutative (can be done in any order). Try 13 + 6, 12 + 7 and 11 + 9 for starters. Y2s – trying adding onto numbers bigger than 20 for an extra challenge.

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.




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