Please find your child's username and password in the back of the yellow reading record book.
The spellings for your child are set specifically for him/her. Paper copies of the words to learn for the week will still be sent home in the weekly homework folder.
Please come in and see us if you have any problems.
Take a look at the before, during and after photos of our grass heads.
We have been learning the basics of tennis. We are proud of how much we are improving, even though it can be tricky at times to control the ball!
We have been learning how to read fractions, find quarters, three quarters and thirds of shapes and numbers. Many of our maths sessions have been practical, with lots of discussion and subject knowledge.
We now know that to find a quarter, we find half and then halve again.
Also, to find three quarters, we now know to add together 3 out of 4 equal parts.
Our vocabulary has included................fraction, unit fraction, non-unit fraction, whole,
equal parts, fraction/division bar, shaded, unshaded
This week we have been revising learning from Year 1 about names of 2d shapes.
We have also explored numbers of sides and vertices and whether we can see links between these.
We had a great discussion about what makes a pentagon a pentagon which led onto learning about regular and irregular shapes.
We also enjoyed sorting shapes in different ways, including using Venn and Carroll diagrams.
On Monday, we started finding out about fractions. We have looked at equal and unequal parts, the words half and halves, plus the symbol 1/2. We have also used the words numerator and denominator.
Linked to our fraction learning about halves, we have also talked about symmetry and created some symmetrical patterns and pictures.
Seventh 500 Reading Points Achieved
On the first day of this term, we achieved our seventh 500 reading points for reading regularly at home.
Many children continued reading throughout the holidays. At least 3 children gained 21 points each for reading every day for the last 3 weeks. Several children visited the library and many Year 2s carried on reading some of their favourite paperbacks/picture books which they currently have in their home library.
Progress and success in reading is certainly reflected in class. Thank you to all parents and carers for your support with reading. It does make a REAL difference.
As a reward for their achievements, the children will be voting for their 7th treat.
If you feel that your child still needs some support segmenting and blending words for reading, please have a look at the flashcards and phonic activities below. These resources reinforce the phonic sounds that children encounter in Year 1/2.