Year1/2 SR 2022 - 2023
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Mrs Smith and Mrs Roach would like to welcome the children back after a well-earned half term break!
This half term our topic is called Do We Still Need Zoos Today? Have you ever been to a zoo? What was it like? What animals did you see? How were they cared for? Are zoos still important? How have they changed over the years? These are some of the questions we will be discussing during our topic lessons this half term. And, of course, we have our very exciting visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park coming up very soon! Check out their website to see what animals we might encounter during our visit.
In Science, we will continue to observe the changes in weather and seasons by visiting the secret garden. You can help your child by talking about what they notice about the changes in seasons. This half term we will be learning about animals; what they eat, food chains and much more!
If you have any questions for either Mrs Roach or Mrs Smith, please email school at email@example.com
Thank you for your support
Mrs Smith and Mrs Roach
Welcome and Routines Letter Y1/2SR
KS1 Information for Parents and Carers 2022-2023
Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2023
Blackbirds. Spellings Spring 2 Week 1 Spelling test date: 23rd February
Blackbirds. Spellings Spring 2 Week 2 Spelling test date: 2nd March
Blackbirds. Spellings Spring 2 Week 3 Spelling test date: 9 th March
Blackbirds. Spellings Spring 2 Week 4 Spelling test date: 16 th March
Blackbirds. Spellings Spring 2 Week 5 Spelling test date: 23rd March
Blackbirds. Spellings Spring 2 Week 6 Spelling test date: 30th March
Goldfinches, Robins and Sparrows Spring 2 Week 1
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Goldfinches, Robins and Sparrows Summer 1 Week 1
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Goldfinches, Robins and Sparrows Summer 2 Week 1
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Maths Home Learning 2022-23
Maths Home Learning w.b. 27.3.23
This week in Maths the Y1s are measuring the capacity of different containers using non-standard units of measure. They are formalising their understanding that the capacity of a container is how much of something it can hold. This can be cups of water or sand, cubes or marbles etc. The children need to see that to accurately measure the capacity of a container, they must fill the container to the top. We are also discussing different non-standard units of measure, and how some are more accurate than others. For example, cups of water and sand are more accurate than cubes or marbles because they take up more of the space in the container. If you wish to support your child, please practise filling a container with cups of water or sand, counting how many it takes to fill it to the brim and then compare this to other containers.
The Y2s are using everything that they have learned so far to answer a mixture of arithmetic and reasoning questions. To prepare, please practise number bonds to 10 and 20, the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and also informal methods to add and subtract two digit numbers.
Maths Home Learning w.b. 17.4.23
This week in Maths the Y1s are starting a block of learning about multiplication and division. First of all, they will begin with recognising and explaining how they know when there are equal groups and when there are not. In order to do this, children need to see lots of different examples of equal groups in different contexts, for example trays of buns or bunches of flowers. It is important for children to see equal groups that are arranged differently, so they understand that groups can look different but still be equal in number, e.g. 5 dots arranged as on a dice, 5 dots in a row close together and 5 dots spaced further apart are all groups of 5. To support your child, please find practical ways of making equal groups of objects at home, concentrating on groups of 2, 5 and 10.
The Y2 children will be looking at fractions and finding halves and quarters of shapes, sets of objects and length. They will be comparing the written notation for ½ and ¼ and identifying what the digits represent. If you would like to support your child, please ask them to find halves and quarters of everyday things e.g. grapes, buttons, chocolate bars, pizzas etc. It would be helpful if some of these were ‘whole’, for example an apple, and some were already segmented or made up of several parts, for example an orange or a bowl of blueberries. You can relate this to the sharing activities (division) from a few weeks ago. Please stress that fractions are parts of a whole that are exactly equal in size.
Maths Home Learning w.b. 24.4.23
This week in Maths the Y1s are using their knowledge of recognising and adding equal groups to arrange objects in columns and rows as arrays. This arrangement helps children to see the equal amounts and how they are grouped. An effective way to introduce arrays to children is by using real-life examples such as bun trays and egg boxes that have these patterns already built in. Construction bricks (Lego) are also particularly useful for recognising arrays. For example, you could ask your child to find the brick with 3 rows of 5 studs. Once they are confident with describing given arrays, children could choose and describe their own bricks e.g. “This brick has 4 rows of 2 studs or 2 columns of 4 studs”.
The Y2 children are still working on fractions and finding halves, quarters but this week they are also learning about thirds of shapes, objects and amounts. With this fraction, they should recognise that 1 is still the numerator for one third but the denominator is 3, so the whole is split into three equal parts. If you would like to support your child, please concentrate on asking them to express fractions of amounts in sentences. For example, you could ask “What is a third of 12?” and expect the reply “A third of 12 equals (is) 4”. Use practical equipment to support finding the answer e.g. buttons, pasta shapes, coins or counters.
Please use the resources below to help your child know all their phonemes. Unfortunately the 'play sound' does not work online.
Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Powerpoint
Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Powerpoint
Letters and Sounds Phase 5 Powerpoint
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