Week ending 14th February 2020 (Half term)
Reading - Please continue to read using Oxford reading buddy and the quizzes, as well as the books sent home. Please use the question stems that were sent home at parents evening to question your child on the books they are reading. Remember to also be checking the 'Sailing the stormy seas' map and complete some more of the activities. We have more children getting towards the treasure chest!
Spelling - Please go back over the spelling patterns and Common exception words taught this term and pick some spellings from each to practise as a refresher.
Maths - We have been dipping in to telling the time this term. Attached are some clocks for your child to have a go at telling the time. We have also attached some arithmetic style questions for your children to practise. Remember you don't have to print them if you don't want to or can't.
Have a lovely half term break!
Week ending 7th February 2020
Reading - Please continue to read the books sent home and access the quizzes on Oxford reading buddy.
Spelling - This week we learnt that the sound /or/ is usually spelt as 'a' before 'l' or 'll'. The spelling words are:
Challenge - As the words end in a similar way, have a go at writing a rhyming poem using the words.
Maths - Please solve the arithmetic questions below. Please remind your children they can use written methods such as, column method, number line, sharing or counting in 2s, 5s and 10s etc.
23 + 56 =
34 + 65 =
32 + 49 =
52 - 45 =
34 - 29 =
65 - 47 =
88 - 44 =
5 x 6 =
2 x 10 =
55 divide by 5 =
30 divided by 10 =
13 + 6 = 10 + ....
14 + 7 = 12 + .....
20 + 2 = 2 + .....
Week ending 31st January 2020
Reading - Continue reading the books on Oxford reading buddy and answering the questions, as well as reading the books that get sent home.
Spelling - This week we have been doubling the consonant before adding -ed, -er, -est, -ing and -y. The spelling words are:
Maths - In home learning books there is a sheet of 2D shapes. We have been learning about symmetry this week. Please draw lines of symmetry on the 2D shapes. Remember that both sides have to be identical to be symmetrical.
Week ending 24th January 2020
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 you take the -e off before adding the ending. The words are:
Reading - Please continue to read at home. Please remember that we only change reading books on a Monday. The children need to put them in the box and then they will be changed. If your child has read both books, they can then go on Oxford reading buddy to access the books there or read books from home or the library.
Maths - We will be learning about 3D shapes next week, please go on a shape hunt around your house, garden or local area to see how many 3D shapes you can spot. You could record it by:
* Drawing the objects you find.
* Making a tally of how many of each shape you find.
* Take a photo of the shapes you find and name them.
Week ending 17th January 2020
Reading - Please continue to read at home and have a go at some of the challenges on the new treasure map in the front of home learning books.
Spelling - This week we have been adding -ing to verbs that end in a 'y'. We learnt that the 'y' stays and we just add 'ing'. The words are:
Maths - Next week we will be learning about 2D shapes. In preparation for this please get your child to draw a picture using 2D shapes and then label the names of the shapes they have used. Some examples are below.
Extra challenge - use a ruler to draw straight sides and at the bottom record how many sides and vertices (corners) the shapes that you have used have.
Week ending 10th January 2020
Term 3 Topic map and newsletter is now on the Year 2 page - please take a look.
Reading - please continue to read at home. The children have now got a new reading challenge called 'Sailing the stormy seas' which have got some reading activities for you to do over the term. The map of activities is in the front of their homework books. Please tick and date when you have completed each activity.
Spelling - This week we have learnt how to change the meaning of adjectives and verbs by adding -est, -er and -ed on the end of words. We learnt that you need to change the 'y' to an 'i' before adding the endings. Please practise the following words in whichever way suits your child.
Maths - We are learning the link between multiplication and division. Please write the related multiplication facts for these divisions. Please encourage your child to use dots and pots to share out for the division as well as using their times tables.
* Children can use the division sign - we just can't type it!
E.g. 25 divided by 5 = 5
5 x 5 = 25
20 divided by 5 =
10 divided by 2 =
15 divided by 5 =
40 divided by 10 =
35 divided by 5 =
50 divided by 10 =
2 divided by 2 =
12 divided by 2 =
110 divided by 10 =
If your child would like a challenge they could write a word problem for each number sentence.
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year. We would like to say thank you very much for all our lovely cards and gifts we received at the end of term - it was very kind and generous of you all. We are looking forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 6th January.
Week ending 20th December 2019 - Christmas holidays
Spelling - Please go back through this terms spelling patterns taught and practise spelling the words to reinforce this.
Reading - Please continue to read the books sent home and on Oxford reading buddy, as well as any books you have at home or from the library. If your child hasn't completed the 'cruising around the globe' challenge, there will be an opportunity for them to receive a certificate the first week back so continue to do the challenges over the Christmas break!
Maths - Please go on TT Rockstars and continue to practise times tables.
Most importantly enjoy family time and have lots of rest and fun!
Week ending 13th December 2019
Reading - continue to read the books and Oxford reading buddy. We are having a bit of a problem moving children up on Oxford reading buddy but will do this as soon as it is fixed so please bear with us.
Maths - Please continue to practise 2, 5 and 10 x table and the divides. You can do this on TT Rockstars or in your books.
Spelling - Please practise the following common exception words. We have been focusing on these this week in class.
Week ending 6th December 2019
Reading - Please continue to read. We have almost reached the end of our reading challenge - well done to those of you that have reached bronze, silver or gold!
Maths - We have updated TT Rockstars this week. Please practise the times tables and encourage your children to recognise the link between the multiplication and division number facts. Please also look at the times tables they have completed in class and practise any they have got wrong. They repeat the same list until they get them all correct as part of our power surge challenge.
Spelling - this week we have learnt that you change the 'y' to an 'i' and then add 'es' to verbs and nouns ending in 'y' so that it makes sense. The spelling words are:
** Please remember that home learning is due in on the Wednesday so that we have enough time to mark and return for Friday. If homework isn't completed your child will be invited to home learning club so they have a chance to practise the spellings before our quiz on the Thursday/Friday.**
Week ending 29th November 2019
Reading - Continue to read and tick off the map of challenges - only a few weeks to go to get the certificates!
Spelling - This week we learnt how to spell words that sound like they end in /igh/ but are spelt with a 'y'. The words are:
Maths - Please see the attachments below - remember you don't need to print them. You can just write the answers in the home learning book.
Money activity - add up the coins and work out who has the most money.
Challenge - if you would like a challenge, please have a go at the challenge cards.
Week ending 22nd November 2019
Reading -please continue to read with your child and tick off parts of the map.
Spelling - this week we have been learning the /l/ sound spelt 'al' an 'il' at the end of words. Please say the words to the children and get them to pick the correct ending. The words are:
Maths - Please find ways to make these amounts of money using coins.
Challenge - to find all the ways using a systematic approach (find the way with the least amount of coins and then gradually get more coins) If your child is struggling, encourage them to partition the number first.
Week ending 15th November 2019
Reading - Please continue to read and complete the activities on the map. We have got more and more children receiving their bronze and silver awards - well done to them!
Spelling - this week we have been learning the /l/ sound spelt 'el'.
The words are:
Maths - Next week we are going to be looking at money. We are going to be solving problems with money. Please look at some coins and revise ordering them from the smallest value to the largest value. It is always really beneficial to do this with the actual coins but if you would rather please use the coins below to cut out and order.
Week ending 8th November 2019
Reading - Please continue to do the reading activities at the front of the homework book and cruise around the globe. More information on newsletter.
Spelling - this weeks spelling pattern is the /l/ sound spelt 'le' at the end of words. It is normally after a double consonant but not always. The words are:
Maths - Please solve the multiplication and division sums below. We have been solving the division problems by drawing pots/circles and sharing the amount out.
12 divided by 3 =
20 divided by 5 =
30 divided by 10 =
18 divided by 2 =
24 divided by 2 =
10 x 5 =
2 x 7 =
5 x 5 =
3 x 4 =
5 x 7 =
Challenge - there are some word problems below if you feel your child needs a challenge!
Please also encourage your child to practise the power surge times tables that are completed in class so they can improve the next week!
Week ending 25th October 2019
Happy half term!
Reading - Please continue to read the books sent home as well as on Oxford Reading buddy.
Spelling - Please practise the following words (they are a mixture of the spelling patterns that we have learnt this term). If you need a reminder of the spelling rule, please look back through this term's home learning.
If you would like to practise any other spelling, please work through the common exception words (they can be found on the Y2 English page).
Maths - Please practise answering these number sentences using the column method.
23 + 28 =
12 + 17 =
25 + 34 =
15 + 17 =
26 + 58 =
23 - 16 =
56 - 13 =
23 - 12=
47 - 28 =
51 - 35 =
Please see below for some deeper challenges if your child requires them.
Week ending 18th October 2019
Spelling - this week we have been looking at compound words (two words put together to make one word). Please put the words together to make compound words.
Pan and cake
tooth and brush
arm and chair
foot and ball
News and paper
star and fish
snow and man
butter and fly
key and board
thunder and storm
Reading - please continue to read and tick off the challenges on the map in the front of homework books.
Maths - we have been continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems using the column method. Please solve the following sums below using the column.
32 + 31 =
45 + 16 =
29 + 25 =
42 + 28 =
51 + 10 =
65 - 23 =
23 - 16 =
55 - 12 =
46 - 18 =
53 - 29 =
Week ending 11th October 2019
Spelling - this week we have been learning /j/ sound spelt 'g' and 'j'. We use the 'g' before the letters e, i and y.
Please practise spelling these words:
A way of practising these words could be creating a word search with these words in.
Reading- Please continue to read regularly- remember to use Oxford Reading Buddy for additional texts. The comprehension quizzes are great to support these crucial reading skills. We will move your child up a level when they are ready but please bear with us when updating Oxford Reading Buddy with the new levels, it can take a while to transfer. We have had some children achieve their bronze certificate for our reading challenge and have so many children nearly there- keep reading! (Reminder- the maps are in the front of your child's home learning book so please initial and date these when achieved. We have also put the map onto the home learning page if needed.)
Maths- Please practise these addition sums using the column method. Please do not worry if your child finds this a little challenging as this is a new method and we will be revisiting this next week.
67+ 8 =
42 + 9 =
19+ 7 =
47 + 3=
91 +9 =
84 + 9 =
36 + 6 =
12 + 8=
53 + 8=
95 + 5 =
Please ensure your child carefully sets out their column method, with the digits clearly in the column underneath each other. If they do not set their method out clearly they can make mistakes.
Please note- we say to the children that we now have more than 10 ones so we move them to the tens column and they become 1 ten. We say that we are exchanging not borrowing.
Week ending 4th October 2019
Reading - continue to read online and the books we send home and remember to start ticking off the challenges so we can get to bronze!
Spelling - This week we learnt words that end in -dge (with a short vowel sound before) or -ge (long vowel sound) but sound like a /j/. The spelling words are:
Please read the words to your child and get them to write them and work out if it ends in -dge or -ge.
Maths - Please let your child pick which sums they would like to practise using the column - see below for how it should be set out. Please remind your child they should work out the ones first and then the tens column and should ensure they are all straight in the lines.
2 digit and ones
25 - 3 =
27 - 4 =
56 - 5 =
65 - 3 =
38 - 6 =
23 + 5 =
33 + 4 =
21 + 8 =
23 + 6 =
45 + 4 =
Two 2 digit
45 + 23 =
23 + 24 =
32 + 33 =
76 + 23 =
65 + 24 =
56 - 23 =
66 - 44 =
43 - 22 =
54 - 13 =
47 - 15 =
+ 1 3
- 2 4
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 20th September 2019
Reading - continue to read both books as well as books on Oxford Reading buddy. Please start to see if you can tick any of the tasks off on the map at the front of the home learning book.
Maths - Please write the 4 fact families for the following numbers. If you would like a challenge, try and write all 8 different ways.
E.g. 7 5 12
7+5 = 12
12 = 7+5
12 = 5+7
7 = 12-5
5 = 12-7
6 7 13
15 9 6
19 7 12
22 12 10
25 13 12
30 16 14
Spelling - This week we have been learning to spell words that sound like /r/ but are spelt 'wr'. The spelling words this week are:
Please practise the spellings in which ever way suits your child.
Week ending 13th September 2019
Reading - please continue to read. In the home learning book this week you will receive a cruising the globe map with reading challenges on (please see school newsletter for more information).
Maths - This week we have been comparing numbers using < > and =. Please use these signs to compare the numbers.
one more than 50 24
one less than 36 33
Please also practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s with your children.
Spelling - This weeks spelling pattern is the /n/ sound spelt with the digraphs 'kn' or 'gn'. The two words in italics are two common exception words for year 2 (Each week there will be 8 spellings that follow the pattern and then 2 common exception words to practise)
The words for this week are:
You can practise these by writing word pyramids, for example:
Please complete in home learning books and put in the box by next Wednesday.
Week ending 6th September 2019
Homework books were sent home with children today (Friday). Please complete homework in these books and return to school by next Wednesday. Thank you.
Reading - Your child should have brought home a book this week. If they have been read they will be changed on a Monday. Remember you can login to Oxford Reading Buddy for lots more stories and quizzes.
Maths - We have noticed that the children have been reversing some of their numbers. Please practise writing numbers the correct way. We have been showing numbers in different ways. Please get your children to show the following numbers with lines and dots (lines to show the tens and dots to show the ones - see picture). They could even show it in a part whole model if they like.
Spelling - We have just been revising phonics sounds this week but will be starting to teach spelling patterns next week. This week please go over the Y1 common exception words with your child.