Year1/2 SR 2018 - 2019

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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 20.5.19

This week the children will be applying everything they have learned so far to revision questions (Y1s) and SATs questions (Y2s). To help with this, please practise the following key skills with them:

- counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

- number pairs to 10 and 20

- doubles and halves up to 20

- partitioning numbers into 10s and 1s (e.g. 24 = 2 tens and 4 ones or units)

- recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes

Maths Home Learning week beginning 3.6.19

This week we are finding the additive inverse of addition and subtraction number sentences. For example, can we write 6 + 3 = 9 in a different way? (3 + 6 = 9). Can we use the same numbers to make a subtraction number sentence? (9 – 6 = 3). Can we write that a different way? (9 – 3 = 6).

The Y2s are also using simple number facts to help them solve number sentences with bigger numbers. For example, if we know that 6 + 3 = 9 then we should also know that 16 + 3 = 19. Can we write this number sentence another way? (3 + 16 = 19).

What about if we made each number in 6 + 3 = 9 ten times bigger? What would we make then? (60 + 30 = 90). Can we write this another way?

Maths Home Learning week beginning 10.6.19

This week we are revising reading the time. If you would like to support your child in these activities, you could help them apply this knowledge to practical activities such as noting the times of regular activities e.g. bedtime, breakfast time, the time a favourite TV programme comes on etc. It is helpful to count around the clock in lots of 5 as this also helps with their tables recall.

Y2s – please read quarter pasts, half pasts and quarter tos on the clock.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 17.6.19

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 24.6.19

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 1.7.19

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

The footballer scored 16 penalties and then another 9 penalties. How many penalties did she 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 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 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.)

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

Main Contact: Steph Hanson, School Manager

Tel: 0114 2344329
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