WELCOME TO OUR AMAZING
KEY STAGE ONE
This year our wonderful KS1 is made up of three classes: Wren, Puffins and Woodpeckers.
Woodpecker is a Year 2 class, Wren is a Year 1/2 class and Puffin is a Year 1 class.
Welcome back to 2018!!
Welcome back to a new and very exciting year. KS1 have lots to look forward to and this half term our topic revolves around Space (the first man on the moon) and the 1960s. The children are so excited for our Space Centre trip (February 26th). Our first text is Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram which the children have already fallen in love with.
Later this year, Year 2 children will be working on their SATs and here is a link to some videos which explain how things work.
We will prepare the children as much as possible for the tests and they will complete them in a really comfortable environment within small groups.
Don't forget our Year 1 parents meeting about phonics!
Thursday 16th November at 3.30pm in Puffin Classroom.
Parents of Year 2 children are free to come too if you would like to.
Year 2 Maths - Addition and Subtraction
We are working on addition and subtraction this half term. We will be practising different ways to carry out mental maths calculations and learning some different ways to record them. We will also be problems solving, using addition and subtractions to help us solve a variety of problems.
We are adding and subtracting in these ways in Year 2.
Adding three 1-digit numbers (4+7+9)
Adding/Subtracting a 2-digit number and 10s. (36-10) (64-10)
Adding/Subtracting a two 2-digit numbers (23+36) (56-25)
KS1 WINTER WARMER
Monday 13th November (PM)
Please come and join us for some scrummy treats in our KS1 hall.
We cannot wait to see you there!
Everyone had fun today in Wren class on NO PENS WEDNESDAY!!
In English we took on the roles of some of the characters in the traditional tales that we have been reading. We
had great fun pretending to be the characters. There were some amazing questions and answers.
WOODPECKER NO PENS WEDNESDAY
We had an amazing day and cannot thank Mrs Warsop enough for helping us and for organising the day!! Woodpecker class spotted Mrs Watson using a pen and stopped her IMMEDIATELY!!! Well done Woodies!!!
Year 2 Maths Money
We have been naming and sorting coins. We have been practising counting pots of money and investigating how many different ways we can make a set value.
Ideas to practise at home.
Go shopping with someone at home. Can you work out which coins you need to pay.
Use coins to work out how many different ways you can make a set amount...for example - How many different ways can you make 25p? Challenge your adult or brother or sister......Can they make any more ways?
SPELLING TEST DAYS-
PUFFIN/ WREN - FRIDAYS
WOODPECKER - MONDAYS
Please remember reading diaries daily to allow us to stick in your spellings and also take these home to learn!
Year 2 Maths Number and Place Value
In maths we have been doing lots of work on number and place value. We have been counting forwards and backwards to 100 in 1s and also counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have been learning to read and write 2-digit numbers to 100 and we have been learning about the place value of each digit in that number. We have ordered numbers and compared them using the vocabulary bigger than, greater than, smaller than, in-between, 1 more/1 less. We have also used symbols < >
to compare numbers.
Ideas to practise at home.
Practise reading numbers in the environment (page numbers, house numbers) Say the number. Partition and say how many 'tens' and how many 'ones' in that number.
For example 72 is 7 tens (70) and 2 ones.
Play bingo with an adult at home using 2-digit numbers.
AUTUMN TERM TOPIC- ENCHANTED WORLDS AND OUR WORLD
This is a really exciting first topic and will allow the children to consider the fictional world of traditional tales in contrast with the reality of the world around us.