Year 2 Preview Learning Archive

 


11 October 2021

Maths

This week in maths we will be moving on to a new unit of work focusing on addition and subtraction. We will start by revising number bonds up to 20, then looking at the related subtraction facts. For example:

4 + 6 = 10                    10 – 6 = 4

6 + 4 = 10                    10 – 4 = 6

 

To support learning at home you might like to have a go at questions 1 and 2 in the White Rose addition and subtraction booklet found here https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y2-HL-Autumn-Block-2-Addition-and-subtraction-2020.pdf

English

 

In our English lessons this week we will be learning all about nouns, adjectives and verbs. There is a short video introducing each of these word classes on the BBC Bitesize website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr.

Phonics

Miss Harwood’s group will be revising the sounds /s/ spelled ‘s’ and ‘ce’; /e/ spelled ‘e’ and ‘ea’, and /u/ spelled ‘u’ and ‘o’. This week’s spelling words are skip, pence, desk, ready, won and other.

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /cks/, /tch/ and /nk/. This week’s spelling words are socks, bricks, catch, fetch, think and drink.

Please support your child by helping them to learn this week’s spelling words. All phonics work will be completed in class, so there is no need to complete the phonics sheets at home – these are for reference and revision only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood & Miss Carmichael


04 October 2021

Maths

This week in maths, we will consolidate our work on place value, using what we have learned to try some reasoning and problem-solving challenges.

English

In English lessons we will focus on editing our work, looking back at some of the writing we have done so far this term in order to make corrections and improvements. We will also continue to explore the use of compound sentences, using the conjunctions and, or, so and but to link clauses.

Phonics 

Miss Harwood’s group will be revising the sounds /ur/ spelled ‘ur’ and ‘ir’; /or/ spelled ‘or’ and ‘aw’; /eer/ spelled ‘ear’ and ‘eer’ and /air/ spelled ‘air’ and ‘are’. This week’s spelling words are church, birthday, sport, draw, hear, cheer, fair and square.

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /dge/, /ve/ and /wh/. This week’s spelling words are badge, fridge, have, love, when and whale.

Please support your child by helping them to learn this week’s spelling words. All phonics work will be completed in class, so there is no need to complete the phonics sheets at home – these are for reference and revision only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood & Miss Carmichael


27 September 2021

Maths

In this week’s maths lessons Year 2 will be using the ‘greater than’, ‘less than’ and ‘equal to’ signs to compare numbers up to 100.

We will also be learning how to use a place value chart with Dienes (Base 10) and other manipulatives.

To reinforce the work done in class, you may wish to look at questions 5, 6 and 8 of the White Rose Place Value booklet found here https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y2-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

English

This week in English we will be learning how to add more detail to our writing with compound sentences, using the conjunctions and, or, so and but to link clauses.

More information on compound sentences can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z39tqfr/articles/zrk28hv

and for a little practice at home you could try activity 1 on this page https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4m8r2p

Phonics

Miss Harwood’s group will be revising the sounds /oa/ spelled ‘oa’ and ‘ow’; /yoo/ spelled ‘ue’ and ‘ew’; /oo/ spelled ‘oo’ and ‘ew’ and /ou/ spelled ‘ow’ and ‘ou’.

This week’s spelling words are road, glow, rescue, new, mood, flew, how and shout.

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /sh/, /th/ and /ng/. This week’s spelling words are fish, shop, then, with, thing and song.

Please support your child by helping them to learn this week’s spelling words. All phonics work will be completed in class, so there is no need to complete the phonics sheets at home – these are for reference and revision only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood & Miss Carmichael


20 September 2021

Maths

This week in maths, we will continue our work on place value up to 100. We will be looking particularly at ‘partitioning’ – splitting two-digit numbers into tens and ones, and the ways this can be represented through using both part-whole models and addition.

This article discusses the use of part-whole models to partition numbers, and may be of use if you wish to learn more about the way this is taught in school. https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/what-is-part-whole-model/

English

In English we will continue learning about the different sentences types, focusing on questions and exclamation sentences.

Information on writing questions can be found here https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-question and there is a short video introducing exclamation marks here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zqbjy4j.

There is also some helpful information on how children are expected to use exclamation sentences in Year 2 here https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-an-exclamation-sentence

 

This week, we will also begin inventing a class story based on The Emperor’s New Clothes.

 

Phonics

Miss Harwood’s group will be revising the sounds /ai/ spelled ‘ai and ‘ay’; /oi/ spelled ‘oi’ and ‘oy’; /ee/ spelled ‘ee’ and ‘ea’ and /igh/ spelled ‘igh’ and ‘ie’. This week’s spelling words are pain, today, coins, annoy, teeth, please, night and untie.

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /zz/, /qu/ and /ch/. This week’s spelling words are buzz, puzzle, queen, quack, chin and lunch.

Please support your child by helping them to learn this week’s spelling words. All phonics work will be completed in class, so there is no need to complete the phonics sheets at home – these are for reference only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood & Miss Carmichael 

 


13 September 2021

Maths

In next week’s maths lessons Year 2 will be learning about number and place value up to 100. To reinforce the work done in class, you may wish to look at questions 1 – 4 of the White Rose Place Value booklet found here https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y2-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

You may also find the following guide helpful in understanding some of the representations used when talking about place value https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/A-guide-to-place-value.pdf

English

In English we will be looking closely at fairy tales and thinking about the structure of these traditional stories. We will begin learning about different sentences types, starting with statements. The children will practise writing their own statements inspired by fairy tales, making sure to begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

Phonics

Next week in our phonics lessons we will be revising some of the important sounds first covered in Year 1. At the end of the week, the children will complete a spelling exercise focusing on the following words:

Miss Harwood’s group – float, lightning, painting, arm, purple, sister, storm, beard, brown and hair.

Miss Carmichael’s group – six, text, yap, yell, zebra and zip.

Please support your child by helping them to learn this week’s spelling words. All phonics work will be completed in class, so there is no need to complete the phonics sheets at home – these are for reference only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood & Miss Carmichael