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This week we will be learning .....

Week beginning 19.10.15
In maths we will be locating numbers on bead strings and blank number lines. We will revisit place value. Then we will  learn about the < and > signs and compare numbers using these equivalent signs. Our mental starters will continue to revisit; right angles, quadrilaterals,  symmetry, 2D shape properties and time.
In English we will continue to work on nouns, adjectives and expanded noun phrases. This work will be based on an alien theme which the class seems to be loving.
In the afternoons we will be working on colour mixing, adding movement to brushstrokes and tints and tones.
On Friday we will be doing lots of Halloween themed activities including a maths hunt outside to crack a code.

Week beginning 13.10.15
In maths we will be using all the knowledge that we know about 2D shapes to sort into Carroll diagrams. We will then focus on finding numbers on a bead string.
In English we will start to write our own humorous poems, recount our visit to Goole Waterways Museum and learn about nouns and expanded noun phrases.
In the afternoons we will be learning our songs for harvest, adding texture to our paintings and continuing our computing work. 

Week beginning 5.10.15
In maths we will be learning about irregular 2D shapes, understanding that pentagons and hexagons are not always regular. We will also learn that a quadrilateral is a four sided shape.
In English we will start our poetry unit about humorous poems. We will rehearse and perform poems together.
In the afternoons we will continue to develop our basic word processing skills and learn about tints and shades in art.  

Week beginning 28.9.15
In maths we will start our work on 2D shape. The children will learn to name circle, square, rectangle, oblong, pentagon, hexagon, octagon and triangle.  We will describe the properties of these shapes, identify whether they have any right angles or lines of symmetry. We will also learn about quadrilaterals.
In English we will plan and write our own stories. This week we will also do our unsupported write recounting a familiar story.
In the afternoons we will start our art unit of work. This first lesson will involve identifying primary and secondary colours and then exploring colour mixing.
Our computing will continue to focus on word processing skills.
Week beginning 21.9.15
In maths this week we will be focussing on doubling numbers. We will learn to partition bigger numbers to support our doubling work. We will also enjoy chanting the number bond song.
In English we will be writing our own character profiles and planning stories in the style of the familiar story 'Meerkat Mail' This will involve us researching different types of dogs using the ipads, laptops and books. If you have any books about dogs we would love to borrow them. Our grammar work this week will be based around the use of capital letters.
In geography we will be collaging our own rivers from source to mouth focussing on the terminology of rivers.

Ways to support your child at home this week.
  • Read at home at least 3 times a week. Please also have a look at the common exception words with your child. They can be found in the front of their 'Home school liaison book.
  • Discuss local rivers, perhaps stop and have a walk over Keadby Bridge or go and visit the Humber Bridge. It would be great if you could then find these on a map.
  • Help you child to learn their spellings ready for the test on Friday.


Week beginning 14.9.15
This week we will be ensuring that we can instantly recall number bonds to 10 and then 20. We will be learning how to work methodically to ensure we find all the possibilities. The children will be using lots of different ICT games to consolidate their learning.
In English we will continue our work on story settings and character profiles. Our punctuation work will include learning how to use commas in lists and revisiting different sentence types from last week.
In the afternoon we will be learning all of the different terminology for the different parts of rivers and making our own rivers, hopefully we won't get too wet.

Ways to support your child at home this week.
  • Learn the number bond chant sent home to help with the instant recall of number facts.
  • Read at home at least 3 times a week. Please also have a look at the common exception words with your child. They can be found in the front of their 'Home school liaison book.
  • Discuss local rivers, perhaps stop and have a walk over Keadby Bridge or go and visit the Humber Bridge.
  • Help you child to learn their spellings ready for the test on Friday.
Week beginning 7.9.15
This week in maths we will be estimating and counting. We will count from different starting points both forwards and backwards. We will group amounts into tens to help with counting larger amounts.
In English we will start a unit about familiar authors. Initially we will be looking at the story 'Meerkat Mail' By Emily Gravett. This week we will be using the text to discuss the character of Sunny and look at his emotions and feelings throughout the text.
In the afternoon our focus will be geography. We will start by recapping on countries and capital cities in the UK then looking at local rivers.

Week beginning 31.8.15
This week we will be recounting all of the exciting things we have done over the Summer. We will be learning how to listen to others with interest. We will also discuss what makes a good learning classroom and design our own classrooms. We will then look at feelings, emotions and resolving conflict in a calm way.
This week we will obviously be getting used to our new classroom and the routines of being in year 2.
 
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