Friday, 31 January 2020

This week homework support

This weeks maths homework will be a multiplication wheel for the 2s, 5s and 10s.
In the middle of the wheel it will tell you what number you will multiply by. In the example below, you will multiply by 2.

2 x 2= 4
2 x 3= 6
2 x 10 = 20

If your child gets stuck here is how you can help:

1. Explain that 2 x 3 is the same as 3 x 2.

2.  3 x 2 is 3 lots of 2. That will help them to understand that they need to count in 2s 3 times.

Extra optional challenge: once completed, create a wheel of your own. 

Watch the links in previous blog to support recall.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

We have been putting our learning to the test! By playing multiplication bingo of the 2s, 5s, 10s and 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Playing these types of games will help the speed of the recall of the timestable. They are easy to make if you want to try this at home! The children loved it!


On Thursday 12th March we are going to be lucky enough to visit the theatre to watch a performance called "Adios Peter Pan". Today we were lucky enough to have members from the theatre visit us, to complete some art work which will be displayed in the theatre during the production.

Here are some pictures.

This week

. This week Year 2 have worked on the 2, 5 and 10 timestables. They are confident with working out the answer when it is written, however they need to continue to work on recall at home as well as at school. This can be done on the way to school, in the car, whilst on a walk or by following the following links:
We have now started counting forwards and backwards in 3s. Follow the following link to trial this at home!
Only if you are confident with your 2s, 5s and 10s try the 3s!
These are an excellent way for your child to confidently recall their tables!
.Our sound this week will be –i_e
There are 3 different ways of spelling our –i_e sound. They are:
  • i_e   Rhyme: nice smile
  • igh   Rhyme: fly high
  • ie    Rhyme: terrible tie
When the children are writing and use this sound, they should use the rhymes to help them remember which spelling of the sound they need to use.
Optional homework (This can be handed in to school in the clear, plastic homework folder)
Make a list of words with the spelling ie, i_e and igh.
Write 10 sentences including words with i_e, igh and ie.
If you can, include adjectives!
Slime, Fine, Time, Whine, Pine, Nice, Inside, Outside, Sunshine are some examples of words with our sound of the week.
Please continue to work with your children on the sounds below ensuring they are confident with the sounds and the rhymes:
In SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) we will continue to focus on verbs, looking at the present and past simple.
. Reading comprehension
This week in reading we focused on inference in writing. We read the text and used the clues in the writing to reach our answer. On Friday, your child will receive homework to reinforce their learning from this.
This week the children created posters about a given continent. They worked In partners and researched information about their continent. Year two focused very carefully on their presentation of their poster and then presented it to the rest of the class. The posters will be up in the classroom next week if you want to have a look!

Useful website:
  • Choose level 2
  • Click on the arrow next to level 2 and choose any section, for example, doubling and halving.
  • Then choose what type of questions you would like.

Monday, 27 January 2020


This week in maths we will be continuing to multiply by 2, 5 and 10. We have used lots of visual resources to help us with our multiplication.

It is important for the children to understand that:

5 x 2 is 5 lots of 2.

For example:


If you want to have a go at home, follow these videos below! They will help!


Friday, 24 January 2020

Maths homework

This weeks maths homework will be on active learn:

. Nimble Gnome 2.16a
. Nimble Gnome 2.16b
. Nimble Gnome 2.16c

If you would like to do some doubling and halving exercises with your child, ask them to pick an even number between 0-100 can they halve it? Can they double it? Use the following method until your child is confident.

Monday, 20 January 2020

. In maths we will be looking at doubling and halving, leading into multiplication facts of 2s, 5s and 10s by the end of the week. Follow these links to show your children at home, so that they are confident in counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  
Forwards and backwards in 10s:
.Our sound this week will be -ire.
Wire, fire, hire, bonfire, vampire are some examples of words with this sound.
Please continue to work with your children on the sounds below ensuring they are confident with the sounds and the rhymes:
In SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) we will revisit verbs, adjectives and nouns/ plural nouns.
. Reading comprehension
This weeks focus will  be inference, using clues from a text/ picture to help our understanding of what we have read/seen.
Image result for pobble 365OPTIONAL EXTRA TASK
Look at the picture and tell me what is
Discussion questions examples
(you can answer your own)
Where are they?        
What is he doing?
Who is this man?                                         
What time of the year is it? How do you know?
What is the polar bear trying to tell the man?
How are they both feeling?
In topic we will be using a block painting technique to recreate the continents of the world.

Reading meeting