Home learning expectations - January 2019
Learn weekly spelling pattern/rule
5-10 minutes per day
Aiming for 40 reads this term
TT Rockstars – 5 minutes daily
1 x activity to consolidate learning or prepare for next steps
This will be issued on an ad hoc basis when appropriate. Please keep an eye on class pages for this information.
Reading Comprehension Guidance
Please look at the questions that you could be asking your child when you listen to them read. This will really support your child's reading progression.
Reading challenge information
Week ending 27th September 2019
Reading - Please continue to read on Oxford reading buddy as well as the books that are sent home. Please remember to record all reading in the share books so it can count towards the reading challenge. Please remember to also start ticking off the challenge objectives in the front of the home learning book when they are completed.
Reminder that reading books are changed on a Monday so please make sure they are in school and that you indicate what books you want changing in the share book.
Spelling - This week we have been learning words that have the /s/ sound but are spelt with a 'c' before the letters i, e, y. The spellings this week are:
You could practise these words by playing hangman.
Maths - The children are fairly confident recalling number bonds to 10. Please use this knowledge to find number bonds to 20 and 100. We call these related facts.
2 + 8 = 10
12 + 8 = 20
20 + 80 = 100
0 +10 =
1 + 9 =
2 + 8 =
3 + 7 =
4 + 6 =
5 + 5 =
6 + 4 =
7 + 3 =
8 + 2 =
9 + 1 =
10 + 0 =
Week ending 19th July 2019
Over the summer holidays:
Reading - we will be taking in the children's books but you will still be able to access Oxford Reading Buddy so please continue to read on there. The library has launched the 'Space Chase' summer reading challenge which goes on till the 7th September so please visit the library and get signed up. Happy reading!
Maths - TT Rockstars has been updated with times tables, please continue to practise these regularly. Any exposure to cooking (weighing and measuring), using money, giving change and telling the time over the holidays will be really beneficial to your child.
Writing - It will be really good to get your child writing over the holidays, you could write lists, postcards and keep a diary of your favourite adventure or holiday. You could go over the spelling patterns and year 1 and 2 common exception words so they don't drop out their heads!
Please have a restful break over the summer ready for KS2!
Week ending 12th July 2019
Spelling - This week we have been learning to spell question words: what, where, when, how, which, who, why. Please practise these in whichever way you like. Maybe you could write some questions with them in.
Maths - We have added some more times tables to your child's TT Rockstar account, please encourage your child to have a go.
Reading - Continue to read the books that are sent home and on Oxford reading buddy.
Week ending 5th July 2019
Spelling - This week we have been learning to spell words that link to time. The spelling words are: quarter, hour, half, past, month, second, minute, after.
Maths - In maths we have been learning to tell the time. Your child should have brought home some clocks for them to draw the times on.
Reading - We are aware that the Oxford reading buddy had some issues over the past week. We have spoken to their team and it should all now be sorted. Please continue to read a mixture of the books that are sent home, as well as the books online and take the quizzes.
Week ending 28th June 2019
Reading - Please continue to read online and the books that we send home. Please record ALL reading in sharebooks as they all count towards rocket reads. Please also continue to use the question stems to question the children's understanding.
Spelling - We have been practising to spell the months of the year this week. Please practise the months in a way that suits your child. You could draw pictures to represent each month, come up with rhymes or ways of remembering them, use them on cards or pyramid write them e.g.
Maths - Please continue to encourage your child to tell the time. The KIRFs this term is the 5 x table with division facts. Your child could practise these on TT Rockstars.
Week ending 21st June 2019
Reading - continue to read books sent home and online.
Spelling - We have continued with some homophones and some contractions this week. This week's spelling words are:
Maybe you could come up with a picture or a saying to help you remember the spelling of the words. Chives class use big elephants can always understand small elephants to help us remember because and we had fun coming up with some new ones for the other words this week!
Maths - In preparation for our next teaching of time, please encourage your child to tell the time using the clock and recap on 'o' clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. If they are confident with that, please tell the time to 5 minutes.
Week ending 14th June 2019
Reading - Please remember to record all the reading that you do in the sharebooks, whether it is home books, school books or online at Oxford reading buddy- all of these count towards our power to the planets challenge.
Spelling - We have continued to look at homophones and near homophones this week. Please practise the spellings in either a similar way to last week or pick one of the other ways that was suggested last week! The words are:
be, bee, quite, quiet, sun, son, bear, bare, won, one
Maths - We have been working out sums by using answers we already know. Please solve the number sentences below by using the number sentence given to you. Remember to notice what is the same and what is different to help you work it out!
24 + 33 = 57
24 + 43 =
44 + 33 =
45 + 22 = 67
35 + 22 =
45 + 52 =
56 + 35 = 91
46 + 35 =
35 + 66 =
37 + 22 = 59
22 + 47 =
67 + 32 =
44 + 52 = 96
64 + 52 =
24 + 52 =
Week ending 7th June 2019
Reading - please read the book that is sent home with your child each week. You can then log on to oxford reading buddy to read as many as you like. There are also some quizzes that go with each book!
Maths - please continue to practise times tables on TT Rockstars and look at this term’s KIRFs.
Spelling - we have been looking at homophones and near homophones this week. Words that sound the same or similar but are spelt differently and mean something different.
The spelling words for this week are
In order to learn these words your child could write the words in different sentences, draw pictures to show the meaning of the words or you could say the words in a sentence and see if your child can write the correct spelling.
We we are learning about life cycles in our topic and Jigsaw this term and how we change over time. If possible, it would be great if your child could bring in a picture of an older relative (perhaps a grandparent) when they were young and a picture of them now. We would like to share these next Wednesday 12th June. Thank you.
Week ending 24th May 2019
We have had such a busy term and the children have worked so hard, please make sure they have a rest and good break over half term.
If you would like to do any practise and prepare for next term you could.....
* Go over and practise common exception words and spelling patterns.
* Go on TT Rockstars... we have added the 3 x table for those that are ready.
* Write a diary of your holiday or favourite day.
* Reserach the life cycle of a chick.
* Go to the library or read some home books (As we are starting a new reading scheme next term, we have taken all the school books in) Please still record reads in the sharebook.
But ensure you have a restful, fun filled break!
Week ending 17th May 2019
Spelling - this week we have been recapping on contractions (words that have an apostrophe where the letters are missing). Please can you create a poster which shows this.
Can not - can’t
did not - didn’t
will not - won’t
I will - I’ll
I have - I’ve
would not - wouldn’t
should not - shouldn’t
Could have - could’ve
it is - it’s
should have - should’ve
Maths- please work through the reasoning questions over the next week or so (they have been sent home in your child’s share book again)
Reading - please continue to read and record in the share book as we are aiming to ‘Power to the planets’ Remember to use the question stems to assess understanding.
Week ending 10th May 2019
Spelling - This week we have been spelling words that have -tion in them. We have noticed this normally comes at the end of words but it has surprised us in some words and come in the middle! The spelling words are station, addition, subtraction, motion, fiction, national, action, nation, section, operation.
Challenge- I wonder how many you can find in your reading books?
Reading - Continue to read your books and use the question stems to check understanding.
Maths - Over the next week please have a go at the reasoning questions (we have printed these and they are in your child’s bag) We will not be expecting these to be handed in by Wednesday but as an on-going revision tool to help support your child. Thank you!
Week ending 3rd May 2019
Spelling - This week we have continued with spelling words with suffixes. We have also gone over previously taught spelling patterns, reminding ourselves of how to spell words that follow different patterns. Please practise the following words. It is a mixture of different patterns so the children will need to really think to apply the patterns!
Maths- Please work out the following fraction arithmetic.
3/4 of 12 =
2/3 of 15 =
3/4 of 20 =
3/4 of 40 =
2/3 of 9 =
2/4 of 16 =
1/2 of = 13
1/2 of = 11
1/4 of = 4
1/4 of = 3
Reading - Continue to read level books and use the comprehension questions to assess understanding.
TT Rockstars - Please continue to go on to TT Rockstars regularly. Our product power challenge this term is the multiplication and division problems so this will help.
Week ending 26th April 2019
Well done to all the children that have completed booklets over the Easter break - we have been amazed by how hard the children have worked! We have looked through them all but haven't marked everything!! Please continue to go through these booklets and practise over the next few weeks.
Spelling seems to be the area that the children are finding tricky - if this is the case for your child we would advise for you to go back through the spelling patterns that we have taught this term. The children find it trickier when the spelling patterns are all muddled up as its not so easy to apply so we will be focusing on this over the next few weeks.
Spelling - This week we have been learning how to spell words with suffixes '-ly' '-ness' '-less' '-ful'. Please practise the following words. A good way to do this is to have the root word and the suffixes and then join them together. Remember sometimes the 'y' or 'e' on the root word is dropped or changed to an 'i'.
Maths - Please recap on related facts for the four operations. This website is good to have a go at. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families
There is a link to addition and subtraction and also multiplication and division related facts.
Week ending 5th April 2019
Over the Easter holidays it is really important for your child to have a really restful break so that when they come back to school for term 5 they are refreshed, ready to learn and able to show off all they can do!
Your child may have brought home some booklets in their home learning books, this is to provide support and practise opportunities.
Please find some maths, reading, and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) 'SAT booklets' for your to child to practise. These don't all need to be completed at once, a few questions here and there will really support them.
* If your child is stuck get them to read the question to you or part of the text (especially with the reading as you cannot read anything to them).
* Remind your child to think- what is the question asking.
* Do a few questions and then have a break (jump, run, go outside etc.).
(The words for the spellings are on pages 4-6 of the 'KS1 English GPS Paper 1 Test Administration Instructions' PDF).
Many thanks for your continued support,
Year 2 Team.
Week ending 29th March 2019
Spelling - this week we have been learning how to spell words with the /zh/ sound spelt 's'. This weeks spelling words are television, treasure, usual, division, vision, pleasure, measure, occasion, usually, leisure. As a different way to learn these spellings please use 'pyramid write' e.g.
Reading - continue to read regularly with your children. We have been doing guided reading
every day where we read as a group and then answer questions.
Maths- Please have a go at the attached challenge cards (you do not have to print them). Encourage your child to use their multiplication facts or draw groups using dots and circles to support them.
Week ending 22nd March 2019
Spelling - this week we have been learning how to spell words with the /or/ sound spelt ‘ar’ and the /er/ sound spelt ‘or’ after a ‘w’. This weeks spelling words are worst, work, word, worse, warm, warmth, towards, worth, worth, worthless
Reading - continue to read regularly with your children. We have been doing guided reading
every day where we read as a group and then answer questions.
Maths - please practise working out the fractions of numbers. Remember the denominator (the number at the bottom) tells you how many you are sharing between. The numerator (number at the top tells you how many parts)
1/2 of 20 =
1/3 of 15 =
1/3 of 18 =
1/2 of 30 =
1/4 of 40=
1/4 of 12=
1/3 of 30=
1/4 of 8=
2/4 of 8=
2/3 of 15=
Week ending 15th March 2019
Spelling- This week we have learnt how to spell words with the /o/ sound after a 'w' or 'qu' which is usually spelt as an 'a'. The spelling words are want, watch, wander, quantity, squash, quality, squabble, squad, quad, quarrel.
Reading- please continue to read every day. Many of you are 'shooting to the stars' now!
Maths- Please continue to practise times tables on TT Rockstars.
This week we have been learning about fractions and have been finding half (1/2) of a number. We have been using our 2 times table facts to divide by 2 or drawing circles and sharing the number between 2 to work this out. Please find half of these numbers (this also links to Term 3's KIRFs):
Half of 4=
Half of 6=
Half of 12=
Half of 14=
Half of 20=
Half of 16=
Half of 26=
Half of 22=
Half of 10=
Half of 24=
Half of 28=
Half of 18=
Half of 30=
Week ending 8th March 2019
Spelling- This week we have learnt how to spell the /EE/ sound with ‘ey’. The spelling words are donkey, money, honey, key, monkey, valley, journey, turkey, chimney, parsley
Reading- please continue to read every day.
Maths- Please continue to practise times tables on TT Rockstars. We have been working on our times tables as part of our product power challenge. In your child’s home learning book it says what times table your child is currently working on. Please practise this times table this week as well as on TT Rockstars.
Week ending 1st March 2019
Spelling- this week we have been learning how to spell the /u/ sound with an 'o'. This week the spelling words are:
Mother, brother, other, money, honey, Monday, cover, come, some, again
Reading- We are hoping to have our first children shooting to the stars this week. Keep reading!
Maths- Please continue to go on TT Rockstars, we added the 2x table over half term so the children will have a mixture of the 2, 5 and 10 x table.
Throughout the day we have been learning to tell the time. Please encourage this at home as well. We have been telling the time to half past, quarter past and quarter to but have started to talk about how we can tell the time to 5 minutes.
Please have a go at telling the times on the clocks below. You don't need to print the sheet if you don't want- you can just write the times in your homework book.
Week ending 15th February 2019
Reading - please read as much as you can over the half term- we are hoping that we will have some children shoot to the stars next term.
Spelling - Please test your child on some of the year 1 and 2 common exception words and practise 5 that your child finds tricky. You can do this by hiding the words around the house, spelling them in sand/shaving foam, putting them into a sentence, playing snap and many more ways.
Maths- Please answer the addition and subtraction questions below. Your child can use whichever method suits them but please make sure they have a secure understanding of the method.
45 + 13 =
12 + 76 =
26 + 46 =
21 + 67 =
74 + 28 =
59 + 23 =
85 - 34 =
23 - 16 =
78 - 45 =
44 - 26 =
91 - 17 =
If your child needs challenging, please have a go at the two-step word problems attached.
Week ending 8th February 2019
Reading - continue to read as much as possible and record in the sharebook.
Spelling- this week we have been learning how to spell words that have a /or/ sound before 'l' or 'll' but are spelt with an 'a'.
all, ball, call, tall, small, wall, fall, talk, walk, always, altogether.
Remember we are happy for you to practise spellings in whichever way suits you and your child. As a lot of the words have the same ending maybe you could have the letters on flashcards and build the words, changing the first letter to make different words or you can simply practise spelling them using look, cover, write, check or a specific way that helps your child e.g. in a practical way, writing using different resources or using pictures to help.
Maths- Remember to continue to log on to TT Rockstars to practise times tables. The children have loved taking part in the KIRFs challenge this term. Please practise the KIRFs at home this week, this term it is doubling and halving to 20 (they can also be found on the maths page).
Week ending 1st February 2019
TT Rockstars- Please continue to play on TT Rockstars so that the children are able to recall the times tables quickly and correctly.
Reading - Please continue to read with your child and record in the sharebook.
Spelling - this week we have been learning how to double the consonant and add -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y after a one syllable word. Please practise the spellings below:
patting, patted, sadder, saddest, runny, dropping, referring, referred, hummed, humming.
Maths - We are looking at measuring height and length next week using cm. Please find 5 things at home to measure using a ruler/tape measure. Don't forget to start at 0 when measuring! Please record this by drawing a table in your homework books as below.
|Object||Picture of object||Length in cm|
Week ending 25th January 2019
Reading - continue to read to add to our shooting to the stars rockets.
Spelling - This week we have been adding -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y to words ending in 'e' with a consonant before it. We learnt that in most cases we drop the 'e' before adding the ending. The spelling words for this week are:
shiny, being, nicest, scary, hiking, hiked, hiker, nicer, scaring
TT Rockstars - Please continue to play on TT Rockstars. We will be setting more times tables when we feel your child is ready. We are aware that some of the children have found the division part trickier. We have been doing division in class this week so hopefully the children will become more confident with this but please show the link in numbers (inverse) between the multiplication and division for example: 4 x 5 = 20 20 divided by 4 = 5
The children can also use sharing or grouping or counting in 5s to help them to begin with.
Maths - Please solve these division number sentences by sharing or grouping.
e.g. for 8 divide by 2, the children could draw two people/hoops and share the 8 between them and then see how many they have each
or they could draw 8 dots and group them in 2s and count how many groups they have.
( ** There isn't a division sign on the keypad so we have to write the word 'divide', we would normally use the sign!)
15 divide by 3 =
12 divide by 3 =
25 divide by 5 =
25 divide by 5 =
16 divide by 2 =
12 divide by 2 =
30 divide by 10 =
40 divide by 10 =
Week ending 18th January 2019
Reading - continue to read in order to work towards 'Shooting to the stars'.
TT Rockstars- Please continue to log in to TT Rockstars throughout the week. We can see how the children are getting on and have set another x table for this week.
Spelling- this week we have been learning to spell 'ing' words that end in a 'y' with a consonant before it. If it ends in a 'y' we keep the 'y'. This weeks spellings are flying, drying, trying, crying, copying, replying, marrying, carrying, taxiing, skiing.
Maths- This week we have been drawing the groups of amounts and showing this as a repeated addition and multiplication sentence for example:
5 groups of 2
** ** ** ** **
2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10
5 x 2 = 10
Please have a go at the ones below. Remember the first number in the x table is the number of groups and the second number is how many in that group (e,g. 5 lots of 2)
6 groups of 3
7 groups of 2
4 groups of 10
3 groups of 5
2 groups of 10
5 groups of 3
9 groups of 2
5 groups of 5
Remember to record the homework in your homework books and put them in the box. If you haven't had time to do the homework, your child can attend homework club on Tuesday lunchtime. Thank you!
Week ending 11th January 2019
Please see the Term 3 newsletter and topic web for key dates and information. Just a reminder that homework is due in on Wednesday. If children haven't completed their homework they will be invited to a homework club on a lunchtime to ensure they have it done for the Wednesday deadline. We will be putting the children's spelling tests and x table tests in their homework books so that you can see how they have got on. Please see this weeks newsletter for further home learning expectations. Many thanks for your continued support.
1. We are starting our new 'Shooting to the stars' reading challenge next week. The children will need to read 40 times and this must include at least two different genres and at least one recommended read. Happy reading!
2. Spelling- this week we have been learning the spelling rule to change the 'y' to an 'i' before adding -ed, -er, and -est for example happy - happier, happiest, cry- cried.
Please practise the following words:
3. Maths- As a school we are introducing TT Rockstars, which is a website that helps children with their times tables practise. We have set up logins for all the children and can see when the children have been active and how they have got on. Please follow the link below and login (your child's password is 'maths' and their username is the first letter of their name and their surname e.g. Thomas Smith would be tsmith.) The children will then be prompted to pick a rockstar name and create their rockstar avatar. Once they have done this they can then have a go at completing the times tables that have been set. We have started with 10 x tables this week but we will set more as appropriate to your child. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/33673
Christmas home learning
Reading - Please read as much as you can over the Christmas holidays.
Spelling- please revisit the Y1 and Y2 common exception words, ensuring your child is really confident with the Y1 words particularly.
Maths- We have started to learn about money, adding different amounts together and recognising coins and notes. Any opportunities for your child to handle and use money in real life contexts will be really beneficial. We will be continuing this after Christmas.
Please also practise saying the 2, 5 and 10 x table and related division facts
e.g. 2 x 10 = 20, 20 divide by 10 = 2. This will help your child with our whole school product power challenge. Top marks hit the button is a really good game to practise this and the children are familiar with this game.
Have a wonderful and relaxing Christmas break, we look forward to seeing the children refreshed and ready to learn in January!
Week ending 14th December 2018
Spelling - this week we have been learning how to spell 10 common exception words. Please practise spelling them at home. We will be doing a spelling quiz with them next week!
find, mind, behind
old, gold, hold, told, cold
Maths- Please continue to practise the column method to answer the following sums. Your child may want to use a number line to check their answers.
34 + 37 =
21 + 29 =
72 - 29 =
23 + 68 =
58 - 19 =
25 - 18 =
64 - 58 =
84 - 37 =
48 + 64 =
37 + 54 =
Reading- Please continue to read with your children. Who will zoom to the moon by Christmas?
Week ending 7th December 2018
*** On Monday 10th December, due to building work going on outside the Year 2 classrooms please send your children through the door up by the hall (in between the Year 3 classrooms) There will be a member of staff waiting for the children by the door. Thank you!***
Reading - as usual read your level book and any books you have at home.
Spelling - this week we have been thinking about how words that end in 'y' are sometimes changed so they make sense. The baby cry - The baby cries. The 'y' is changed to an 'i' and then 'es' is added. This weeks spelling words are:
Maths - We have been subtracting 2 digit and ones using the column method. Remember you will need to exchange from the tens. Please solve the following sums:
25 - 6 =
37 - 8 =
24 - 6 =
54 - 7 =
37 - 6 =
26 - 8 =
67 - 9 =
If you would like a challenge, have a go at using the inverse to check your answers.
Week ending 30th November 2018
Reading - please continue to read and record your child's reading in the journal.
Spelling - this week we have been learning how to spell words that end in the /igh/ sound but are spelt with a 'y' e.g. cry, fly, shy, dry, reply, multiply, try, sky, terrify. Can you challenge yourself to write a poem with the words above?
Maths - this week we have been adding two digit and ones using the column method, including bridging 10 (example below). Please have a go at the following sums using the column method.
54 + 8 = 62
23 + 9 =
47 + 5 =
65 + 8 =
99 + 5 =
74 + 6 =
83 + 8 =
If you would like a challenge, have a go at the word problems attached below.
Week ending 23rd November 2018
Reading- please continue to read... we are back on track with zooming to the moon!
Spelling- we have been learning how to spell words with the /l/ sound spelt with ‘al’ and ‘il’ at the end of words for example hospital, animal, capital, metal, pedal, fossil, nostril, pupil, pencil. Please say the words to your children and see if they can add the correct ending. Please remind them about handwriting.
Maths- please get your child to fill out the blank hundred square (attached) carefully forming their numbers correctly. They should then explain at the bottom how you can use a hundred square to find 10 more and 10 less than a number. Ask the children what changes and what stays the same when you add on 10.
Extension- come up with some number sentences or word problems that you could ask a friend involving adding or subtracting tens.
23.11.18 - Blank 100 square
Week ending 16th November 2018
Reading - oops our mistake! Some of your children will be getting to the moon a lot quicker as we will be carrying on from last term. Sorry for the confusion- as we tell the children everybody makes mistakes!!
Spelling- this week we have been learning when the /l/ sound is spelt 'el' at the end of words in vowel, squirrel, jewel, camel etc. Please have a go at some at the activities on the sheet below to consolidate this- you can pick which activities you do!
Maths- In maths we have been adding two digit and ones on a number line or in a column. Please work out the sums below but encourage your child to either draw a number line or use the column method. It will help them when we are using bigger numbers next week!
24 + 5 =
34 - 4 =
49 - 6 =
12 + 7 =
33 + 6 =
36 - 4 =
65 + 4 =
77 - 6 =
41 + 8 =
** If your child would like a maths challenge, please see the attached sheet.
Maths challenges and spelling home learning - 16.11.18
Week ending 9th November 2018
Spelling- this week we have been learning how to spell words with the /l/ sound spelt with 'le' at the end of words. They can either be after a double consonant or a single consonant. Please read the following words to your children and get them to write and sort them into single consonant and double consonant.
Challenge- look in a dictionary and see if you can find anymore words that end in 'le' to add to your list.
Middle, wobble, able, table, dazzle, multiple, little, bottle, apple.
Reading - please continue to read with your child. All the children will be starting on earth again this week and will receive purple stickers for the amount of reads that they do. Lets zoom to the moon!
Maths- this week we have been comparing number sentences using < > and = to. We found out that if there is a number the same in each sum, we don't need to work the sum out but if not its easier for us to work it out. Please put the correct sign in between the number sentences below.
Challenge- if your child would like a challenge please look at the maths problems below.
8 + 3 9 + 2
3 + 6 3 + 7
5 + 10 10 + 5
15 + 5 15 + 3
10 -3 10 - 4
12 - 4 4 + 6
12 + 3 12 - 3
Maths challenges 9/11/18
Weeks ending 25th October 2018
Reading- please continue to read with your child and record it in your child’s share book. We have sent two books each but feel free to read any books at home as well.
Spelling- please practise spelling the year 1 common exception words that were given out during parents evening.
Maths- please write the inverse for the following number sentences
12 + 7 = 19
10 + 5 = 15
7 + 13 = 20
31 + 4 = 35
27 - 5 = 22
35 - 6 = 29
45 - 12 = 33
57 - 12 = 45
88 - 23 = 65
If your child would like to challenge themselves, please see the attached problems below. They will need to reason and explain how they got the answer.
Week ending 19th October 2018
Spelling- this week we have been focusing on 10 of our common exception words (words that don’t follow a spelling pattern) please practise spelling the following words in which ever way you would like.
Maths - please write all the addition and subtraction number sentences that you can think of using the 3 numbers given (there should be 8 altogether)
7, 5, 12
8, 7, 15
20, 7, 27
16, 8, 24
E.g. 6, 10, 16
Week ending 12th October 2018
Spelling- this week we have been learning how to spell words with the /j/ sound. We learnt that if it is before a, o, u it is spelt with a 'j' e.g. jog, join, jacket, jar and if it is before e, i, y it is spelt with a 'g' e.g. gym, giraffe, giant, magic, energy.
Please have a go at making up your own word search with the words above.
Maths- this week we have been counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s forwards and backwards. Please complete the sequences below with the next 3 numbers.
2, 4, 6,
5, 10, 15
10, 20, 30,
3, 6, 9,
76, 66, 56
95, 90, 85,
18, 15, 12
20, 18, 16
15, 18, 21,
Week ending 5th October 2018
Spelling - this week we have been learning the /j/ sound spelt 'dge' after a short vowel and 'ge' after any other vowel or consonant at the end of a word e.g. badge, hedge, bridge, fudge, edge, village, age, huge, cage, sage.
Please say the words to your child and see if they can put the correct ending on. The children really enjoyed playing bingo with these words in school- maybe you could do this as a family at home!
Maths - Please put the following numbers in the correct order, from smallest to biggest- remember to look at the tens first and then the ones!
23, 56, 14, 17, 98, 54, 22, 45, 78
Can you put the correct sign in between the numbers?
Week ending 28th September 2018
Reading- please continue to read with your children. The children are finding it very exciting when they receive stickers and are able to move their rocket up on to the stars. Who will be the first one to zoom to the moon?!
Spelling- this week we have been learning the rule when you can here the /s/ sound but it is spelt with a c. This normally happens when it becomes before i, e or y e.g. rice, race, spicy, space, face, circle, cell, city, fancy. Can you make a poster to teach a younger sibling or a parent about the rule? You must include some of the spelling words that follow the pattern.
Maths- Please put the greater than ( > ), less than ( < )and equal to ( = )signs between the following numbers. Remember the crocodile is greedy and gobbles up the big number!
Week ending 21st September 2018
Handwriting- Please note that we have revised the handwriting policy again (since year ahead meeting). The updated handwriting formation is now in everyone's share book. Thank you!
Spelling- this week we have been learning the /r/ sound spelt 'wr' at the start of words e.g. wrong, wrote, wrist, wriggle, wrestle, wren, write. Draw a picture to help you remember each word and writ the word with it.
Maths- Please have a go at partitioning these numbers into tens and ones in a part-whole model (see below). If you want to challenge yourself, see if you can partition them in different ways (see below)
40, 34, 67, 88, 93, 22, 45
Week ending 14th September 2018
Thank you to those people who have provided a homework book for their children- we will be handing these back out on Friday so that homework can be completed in them (to be put in the box for marking by the following Wednesday).
Spelling- this week we have been learning the spelling pattern in words that sound like a /n/ but are spelt with either 'gn' or 'kn' e.g. knitting, knee, gnat, gnome, design.
Please see how many words you can remember from this week and if you can come up with anymore. If you want to challenge yourself, see if you can put the words in a sentence.
Maths- please have a go at showing the following numbers as chips and peas (chips to show the tens and peas to show the ones- your children should know what this means!)
53, 67, 23, 55, 99, 23, 76
Week ending 7th September 2018
Term 1 topic web and newsletter is now available for you to access and read on the class page.
Share books- Please fill out the personal profile section in the front of the share books with your child and sign the home-school agreement page as well as filling out the medical section.
Maths- please practise writing numbers 0-9 correctly starting from the top.
Spelling- please get your child to practise writing their full name correctly and neatly.
If possible please provide a named notebook for your child to complete home learning in each week- please let us know if this is a problem or a piece of paper is fine.