Year 2 Preview Learning Archive

 


21 November 2022

Maths

This week in maths we will be learning to add two 2-digit numbers. We will begin with calculations that do not cross the tens barrier, then move on to calculations that bridge ten with an exchange of tens and ones. In doing so we will touch on the more formal ‘column method’ of recording calculations for the first time.

To support the work done in class, you may wish to look at the White Rose addition and subtraction booklet found here: Y2 – Addition and subtraction.pdf

Questions 1 – 5 reflect the learning done in class so far in this unit.

English

In English we will be starting a new unit of work based on writing instructions. We will concentrate on using imperative (bossy) verbs to give commands, and will be playing lots of games of ‘Simon Says’ to practise!

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week we will be moving on from revision of the sounds covered during Year 1 to the spelling patterns of the Year 2 curriculum. We will begin with the /s/ sound, spelled ‘ce’ at the end of a word. The children will practise this spelling rule throughout the week and will be ‘tested’ on a selection of words on Friday. The spelling words for this week are chance, choice, dance, pence and prince. Please support your child by helping them to learn this week’s spelling pattern at home.

Just a reminder that all phonics sheets will be completed in class – they are sent home for reference and revision only.

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /ow/ as in ‘town’, /oi/ as in ‘coin’, and /ear/ as in ‘year’.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael

 


14 November 2022

Maths

In this week’s maths lessons we will be learning techniques for subtracting from a multiple of ten, then subtracting across ten. Children who are gaining confidence in their number bonds to 10 may find it tricky to recognise subtraction as the inverse (opposite) operation, for example if 6 + 4 = 10 then 10 – 4 = 6. Should you wish to support you child at home, it would be useful to practise the following subtraction facts:

10 – 10 = 0

10 – 9 = 1

10 – 8 = 2

10 – 7 = 3

10 – 6 = 4

10 – 5 = 5

10 – 4 = 6

10 – 3 = 7

10 – 2 = 8

10 – 1 = 9

10 – 0 = 10

 

English

This week in English we will use what we have found out about nocturnal animals to begin writing our own non-chronological reports. We will also look at using subordinating conjunctions to join clauses in our sentences. The conjunctions that we will focus on are because, when, if, that, who and which.

To find out more about subordinating conjunctions, you may like to watch this video

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk/articles/zsm9g7h

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the /air/ sound, the /eer/ sound, and the /or/ sound, with the alternative spellings for each (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /ar/ as in ‘farm’, the /or/ as in ‘fork’, and the /ur/ as in ‘purse’.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael


07 November 2022

Maths

This week in maths we will practise “adding to the next ten”. This involves using known number bonds to ten to make the next multiple of ten, e.g. if 8 + 2 = 10 then 18 + 2 = 20 and 28 + 2 = 30 etc. We will then progress to adding across a ten, using the partitioning techniques from last week’s lessons for calculations that cross multiples of 10, for example 27 + 5 = 32.

For more information on these techniques, please see the following

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znj7hyc/articles/zms9mfr

English

In this week’s English lessons, children will try to find out as much as they can about a nocturnal animal of their choice, in preparation for writing their own non-chronological report. We will look at how to improve our sentence-writing through the use of different sentence openers, and have a go at writing complex sentences, where two short sentences (clauses) are joined by a coordinating conjunction to make a longer sentence. The conjunctions that we will focus on are and, but and or.

To find out more about coordinating conjunctions, you may like to watch this video

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk/articles/zjdxhbk.

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the /ur/ sound, the /u/ sound, and the /ar/ sound, with the alternative spellings for each (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /oa/ as in ‘coat’, the short /oo/ as in ‘book’, and the long /oo/ as in ‘moon’.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael

 


01 November 2022

Maths

This week in maths we continue our unit of work on addition and subtraction.

We will practise adding ones to a two-digit number, then use out knowledge of number bonds to ten to “add by making ten”. This involves partitioning a one-digit number in order to simplify a calculation.

For example, to calculate 4 + 9 we can say that 4 is made up of 3 and 1, and that 9 + 1 = 10. It is then easy to add the remaining 3 to make 13. If your child is not already secure with number bonds to ten, you can support them by practising these at home.

English

In this week’s English lessons, we will begin a new unit of work looking at “non-chronological reports”. These are non-fiction reports focused on a single topic, including various facts about this topic.

This is in contrast to a chronological report, or “recount” where particular events are described in the order that they happened, for example, a newspaper report. As a class, we will learn how to use non-fiction books to research a topic, and how to choose relevant information for a report about a nocturnal animal.

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the /ow/ sound and its alternative spellings, plus the /or/ sound and its alternative spellings (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /ai/, /ee/ and /igh/.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael


17 October 2022

Maths

This week in maths we will continue our unit of work on addition and subtraction. Our lessons will focus on related number facts (e.g. if 2 + 3 = 5, then 20 + 30 = 50) and numbers bonds to 100 (e.g. 30 + 70 = 100), in which children should spot the same patterns as number bonds to 10.

English

In English this week we will use some of the poetic techniques we have learned to compose our own autumn poems.

Phonics

In this week’s phonics lessons, all three groups will be revising the sounds they have covered this half term, as well as spending some extra time looking over the key stage 1 common exception words.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael

 


10 October 2022

Maths

This week in maths we will be starting a new unit of work on addition and subtraction. We will begin by revising number bonds to 10, then number bonds to 20. It is crucial that children can recall these number bonds, as these form the basis of all addition and subtraction problems they will encounter over the course of this year.

The following video has some great visuals using ten frames to show the pairs of numbers that make 10, as well as showing the ‘rainbow to 10’ method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0aNgUbct8k

A similar format for pairs to 20 can be found here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4BmhaodZ9s

English

In this week’s English lessons we will use what we have learned about nouns and adjectives to write expanded noun phrases and compose poems inspired by fantasy landscapes. Information on expanded noun phrases can be found on the BBC Bitesize website at this address:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the long /oo/ sound and its alternative spellings, plus the /oi/ sound and its alternative spellings (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /x/ spelled cks, /ch/ spelled tch and /ng/ spelled nk.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael


03 October 2022

Maths

In maths this week we will look at comparing numbers using the inequality signs (‘greater than’ and ‘less than’). We will then finish off our unit on place value with practice counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 5 and 10, before introducing step counting in 3s. This is a hugely important step which supports children in learning their times tables later in the year. Should you wish to support your child at home, you may find the following step counting videos helpful:

2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

5s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

10s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs

3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_cn87hOCDM

English

In this week’s English lessons we be starting a new unit of work on poetry. We will have a go at writing our own colour poems using similes – a technique which describes something by comparing it to something else. Examples of similes used for description include:

The ball flew into the net like a rocket.

She went as red as a tomato.

The car went as fast as a speeding bullet.

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the /s/ sound and its alternative spellings, plus the /e/ sound and its alternative spellings (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /j/ spelled dge, /v/ spelled ve and /w/ spelled wh.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael


26 September 2022

Maths

In this week’s maths lessons we will continue to practise partitioning two-digit numbers to help secure the children’s understanding of place value. We will also build on last week’s work with number lines, this time counting in tens and ones up to 100 to identify patterns and missing numbers.

English

In English we will look at extending our writing through the use of compound sentences. These are sentences made up of two parts or ‘clauses’, joined with a conjunction such as or, and or but, for example…

Would you like to go to the park or would you prefer to go swimming?

My favourite animal is an elephant and I also like pandas too.

We wanted to play outside but it was raining.

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the /j/ sound and its alternative spellings, plus the /ul/ sound and its alternative spellings (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /sh/, /th/ and /ng/.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael


12 September 2022

Maths

This week in maths we will continue our unit on place value. We will learn how to partition two-digit numbers in different ways, for example splitting the number 82 into 80 and 2, 40 and 42 or 50 and 32.

To do this, we will use part whole models, information on which can be found through BBC Bitesize here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zknsgk7/articles/z6yh2v4

English

 

In English we will be looking closely at fairy tales and begin learning ‘The Tiger Child’, a traditional tale from India. We will begin learning about the different sentences types, starting with statements and questions, and the children will practise writing their own sentences, making sure to begin with a capital letter and end with appropriate punctuation.

 

Phonics

In our phonics lessons this week Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be revising the /ee/ sound and its alternative spellings, plus the /igh/ sound and its alternative spellings (please see children’s phonics folders for more information on these spellings.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /x/, /y/ and /z/.

Please note that 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 practice only.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael

 


05 September 2022

Maths

This week in maths we will begin our unit on place value, learning about the value of each digit in a two-digit number made up of tens and ones. We will also look at writing two-digit numbers up to one hundred in numerals and words.

For a brief overview of how place value is taught and some of the concrete representations that are used in school, you may wish to watch the ‘Maths with Michael’ video on place value from the White Rose team https://whiterosemaths.com/maths-with-michael

Should you wish to support your child in their learning at home, you may also like to have a look at the White Rose parent booklet which can be found here https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/web-pages/parent-resources/Y2-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

English

Our English lessons this week will have a PSHE theme, as we discuss our ideal classroom and create a classroom code to make sure our classroom is the best learning environment it can be! We will focus on writing simple sentences, making sure to begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, using the joined handwriting techniques that the children learned at the end of year 1.

Phonics

Next week in our phonics lessons we will be revising some of the alternative spellings first covered in Year 1.

Miss Harwood and Mr Brown’s group will be looking at the /ai/ sound spelled ‘ai’, ‘ay’, ‘a-e’ (split digraph), ‘a’ and ‘ea’ and the /ee/ sound spelled ‘ee’, ‘y’, ‘e’, ‘ey’, ‘ie’, ‘ea’ and ‘e-e’ (split digraph.)

Miss Carmichael’s group will be revising the sounds /j/, /v/ and /w/.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Harwood, Mr Brown & Miss Carmichael