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This term the children are thinking about their local area. They will thinking about the houses we live in and the types of jobs there are in the area. We will also be looking at maps and seeing how the area has changed over time and how it is still changing now.
We will be taking the children on a walk round the local area on Thursday 4th May 2017.
Unfortunately we are not able to go for walk around the local area tomorrow and we will hopefully be going at a later date. Thank you for all offers of help.
The children will be looking at different parts of a plant and what they need in order to grow well. We will be carrying out different experiments to see which conditions the plants grow in best and looking at and sorting seeds. The children will also be planting their own seeds to grow and look after.
What homework the children will be set:
English and Maths – set each Friday to be handed in by Wednesday.
WE will now be giving children both Maths and English homework each week. The English will be mainly reading comprehensions and some writing exercises. We would still like the children to continue with Mathletics and Bug Club (the school ID is 7hml).
Days that the children have PE:
Thursday – Indoor, Wednesday – Outdoor. Please could you ensure that your child has a full and named PE kit in school for those days. Indoor PE kit comprises shorts, T shirt and Plimsolls or trainers. Outdoor PE kit comprises shorts, t shirt, tracksuit and trainers. Please could long hair be tied back. If your child has their ears pierced, they need to be able to remove these by themselves or leave them out on PE days.
Library - Wednesday
If your child has anything linked to our topic that they would like to bring in and share with the class please send it in.
This term the children will be looking at fairy stories and instructional text. They will be writing their own versions of different fairy tales as well as create some of their own vegetarian recipes for the Big Bad Wolf! There will be a continued emphasis on handwriting and presentation. We are also working on getting the children to use their knowledge of phonics to help them spell words with greater accuracy.
It would be great if you could look at some examples of newspapers with the children, looking at the layout and how they are written.
Practise reading and spelling Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words:
Please practise cursive letter formation at home. Allow the children to join their letters as this will begin to develop greater fluency and speed.
The children will continue to develop fluency in number and reasoning about what they know, using their knowledge of number facts that has been taught so far.
In Year 2 your child will be
Number & Place Value
· use place value and number facts to solve problems.
Addition & Subtraction
· recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.
Multiplication & Division
· solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
Properties of Shapes
Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes
Position & Direction
· ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
This term our focus will be time, place value, addition and subtraction.
Please see our newsletter for ways you can help your child.
Hit the Button - one of our favourite games to practise times tables!
Also, Cone crazy. Don't mess up the penguin's order!