Year1/2 SR 2019 - 2020

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Welcome Notes: Autumn 1

First of all, Mrs Roach and I would like to welcome you to your new class. We hope you've had a wonderful summer and are raring to go! 

This half term our topic is called The Seaside - well who doesn't like to be beside the seaside!!  We will be learning about the United Kingdom and features of the seaside. We will be looking at maps and finding out what a 'key' is.  Through our science lessons, we will carry out investigations about different materials with a particular focus on floating and sinking.  We will use our best science skills such as observing, measuring, comparing, sorting and grouping.  

On our class web page, you can find out lots of information about our class. We'll be putting suggestions for how you can support your child in Maths on the 'Home Learning' section and will showing off your lovely work on our 'Blog' page.  Just click on the links to see them.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, but as you can appreciate we are often busy welcoming children into school in the morning. However, we are happy to make arrangements to speak with you at another time.

Thank you,

Mrs Smith and Mrs Roach

Please keep an eye out for Parentmail communication from us. Hard copies of spellings and Maths letters are sent home on a Monday; please check your child's drawer if they don't make it back! Feel free to change your child's reading book in the drawers upstairs, near to the Reception base.


 Home Learning

Maths Home Learning week beginning 23.9.19

This week we are starting a unit of work based around Numicon, to support the children’s understanding of number. As a refresher, we need to remind the children of the look, shape and colour of each ‘number’ shape. To support your child, you could ask them questions based on the shapes, e.g. ‘How many holes does the yellow shape have?’, ‘What colour is five?’.

Y2s – think about how you would make 2 digit numbers with Numicon e.g. 14 would be one blue 10
shape and one green 4 shape.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 30.9.19

This week in Maths the Y1s are continuing working on ordering numbers using Numicon. We realise that you probably don’t have a set of Numicon at home, so here’s an ordering activity you could try. Give your child some non-consecutive numbers (e.g. 17, 10, 13, 9 and 15). Tell them to put these in order, smallest to largest. Then ask to say as many sentences as they can to explain the positions of the numbers e.g. “17 goes last because it is the largest number”; “10 goes after 9 because it is 1 more”. Concentrate on using Maths vocabulary.

The Y2s are ordering numbers using <, > and equals (is the same as)  =  signs. Please support your child by selecting two numbers (you could use dice or cards) and putting in the correct sign. Ask your child to read each number sentence e.g. 15 < 24. Try to include some 3 digit numbers to compare as well.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 7.10.19

This week in Maths, we are looking at adding and subtracting, and knowing our number pairs to 10 off by heart. Please practise these with your child by asking them in different ways (+ and -). For example: “2 and something equals 10”, “10 subtract 7 is….?”

Y2s – if they are confident with number pairs to 10, please extend to knowing number pairs to 20 off by heart.

Maths Home Learning week beginning 14.10.19

This week we are working on addition, supported by Numicon and also using other informal methods such as ten frames and ‘part, part, whole’ bars. 

This is a representation of the calculation that they do in their heads, so it helps if they get used to writing the number sentence (14 + 5) and drawing a bar as well. Remind them to start with the biggest number as addition is commutative (can be done in any order). Try 13 + 6, 12 + 7 and 11 + 9 for starters. Y2s – trying adding onto numbers bigger than 20 for an extra challenge.

Useful Websites

Maths Websites

You can access games linked to learning in maths through this website.

Topmarks website for maths learning.

Literacy Websites

Nonsense Words: Practise reading the 'alien' words with your child (all spelt phonetically).

Nonsense words 1 

Nonsense words 2

Nonsense words 3

Nonsense words 4

Here are some links to games we have been using in phonics:



This STA video gives parents useful information regarding the end of key stage tests in Year 2:



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