Friday 15th September - Due back Wednesday 20th September
This week, at home, you are going to learn some lines of a poem that we will be using and adapting during English lessons next week.
Our topic is related to space, so the poem is about a planet.
We would like you to be able to recite at least 2 lines of the poem (it doesn't matter which 2, as we will be performing it together in groups). Feel free to learn it all!
Remember that recite means being able to perform it without looking or reading the words. Lots of practise and adding actions is a good strategy!
Hot, red and fierce
Swirling winds howl
Lava flowing and flames dancing
Glowing like a bonfire.
This is a game for two or more players.
Each player begins by writing 50 on their score sheet.
Place two dried peas into a plastic cup.
Toss the peas onto the game board.
Add the two numbers the peas land on.
Take the sum away from 50 and record the remainder.
Next player takes a turn.
In the following turns, the players take the sum of the numbers away from the new remaining number.
The first player to reach zero wins.
Friday 16th June
This week in SPAG our focus has been on homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and are spelt differently. In the Brain Builders there are two worksheets for you to complete.
Friday 19th May - Due back Wednesday 24th May
This week your child has brought home an arithmetic booklet which they attempted about a month ago. We have asked them to have another look at the questions that they got incorrect and would like them to have another go at them now that they are half a term wiser.
Friday 19th May - Ongoing each week until the end of the academic year
Also enclosed is a personalised phonics sheet. With only a few weeks left before the summer term ends we would like the children to really put in some practise at home on those elements that they are still not secure at. We are continuing to revise them each week but the reading words, spellings and graphemes on the sheet are unique to your child. These will be assessed again before the end of the academic year and their record updated ready for September.
If your child's sheet says 'none' then they are already secure - but thought you would appreciate the update!
Friday 12th May - Due back Wednesday 17th May.
This week we have been revising all the different punctuation that we have learnt so far in KS1.
We should now all be able to write sentences with capital letters and full stops, as this is a year 1 objective.
We can also write the 4 different sentence types- statement, command, question and exclamation sentence, using the correct punctuation.
We know how to use commas in list sentence too.
We have learnt how to use an apostrophe to show omission in a contraction (I'll, wouldn't, we'll) and our focus is now on using apostrophes for possession accurately.
We have been practising this week.
To reinforce this concept your child has a sheet to complete in their homework book.
Follow the link below to see the Power-point that we shared this week.
Friday 5th May 2017 - Due back in on Wednesday 10th May
We have had great fun reading the animal poems that you have written and we will be sending them off as part of the competition very soon.
This week we have been revising time.
Your child will have been sent home with one of two sheets.
Sequencing activity - Your child has a sheet of clocks and a sheet of typed daily activities (eat breakfast, go to bed etc). They need to cut out the daily activities and match them to the clocks. Alternatively they can write their own activity by each clock. They can then write a sentence, for each time the clock shows.
E.g. I eat my breakfast at 8 o' clock in the morning.
Time word problems - Alternatively your child may have brought home a list of 'time problems'. Your child needs to read the question carefully and work out the answer.
E.g. If the cinema starts at 5 o'clock and it takes 2 hours to get there, what time will I need to leave the house? (3 o'clock)
Friday 28th April
As we've come to the end of our previous topic The Perfect Pet, we'd like the children to write a poem about an animal.
Young Writers are holding a Poetry Safari competition, and we would like the children to enter their poems through school. The children can write any type of poem they like. Remember, a poem does not have to rhyme!
Enjoy creating and bring back into school on Wednesday 3rd May.
Use this link to watch a video with more information.
Here is a copy of the entry booklet that we will provide when the children have completed their poem. It has some useful guidance about writing inside, including a planning sheet which might give you some tips!
Friday 7th April
Enjoy your Easter break. Please revise Year 2 Spelling lists.
Set on Friday 24th March
The weather is set to be sunny and bright this weekend, so we'd like you to go outside and experience nature!
In Science we have been learning about micro-habitats and have been on a few plant hunts around the school grounds. If you can, go on a walk with your family; it might be a nice thing to do on Mother's day...
Whilst you are outside we'd like you to complete one of the following activities:
Please remember our forest school rules. Do not pick wild flowers and always check with a grown up before touching anything you find.
The posters/checklists for each activity are attached below. You may wish to print these out to take with you, but this is not a necessity. Have fun!
Set on Friday 10th March - Due in Wednesday 22nd March 2017 (2 weeks to complete)
Carrying on with our geography theme we would like the children to think more carefully about where they live and the vocabulary used to describe places.
Sheets will be sent home in brain-builder books for them to complete.
Each circle needs to be cut out carefully.
A picture needs to be stuck or drawn on to the sheet corresponding with the 'focus area'.
E.g. My City - Worcester with a picture or photograph of Worcester.
Once all circles are completed use a split pin / length of wool or string to join them, with the smallest circle at the top of the pile, so that all places are visible.
Please remember that place names are proper nouns and need a capital letter and that they are taller than lowercase letters.
Here is a link to the sheets that are being sent home and an idea of what they might look like when they are completed.
Set on Friday 3rd March - Due in Wednesday 8th March
Find out the names of the oceans and continents of the world.
You can present this in any way that you like.
Names (proper nouns) have capital letters. Please check that you have used tall capital letters for the names of the oceans and continents.
There are 5 oceans
There are 7 continents
Friday 17th February
Laugh and have a good half-term. See spellings on Spellings page of website.
WALT: Identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes.
We are reinforcing and revising that pentagons are any 5 sided shape, triangles are any 3 sided shape etc as often children associate certain shapes with the regular representations.
E.g. A pentagon looking like a 5 sided house or a triangle being equilateral.
Using your pencil and ruler, draw some straight lines on your piece of paper to make an interesting pattern. You can draw as many or as few as you like.
Can you now describe what you see in your own pattern? Describe to a parent or write down a description for us to read.
Can you find any shapes which have three sides?
How about any with four sides?
Which shape or shapes have the most sides?
Using your coloured pencils or pens, decorate all the three-sided shapes in some way. You could colour them all in using a particular colour or you could cover them with a special design or pattern but all the 3 sided shapes must be decorated in the same way.
Can you now decorate all the four-sided shapes in another, different, way?
How about the five-sided/six-sided ... shapes?
Your shape patterns will look like masterpieces. Please be accurate when counting the sides of each shape.
This week’s homework focus, supports a variety of knowledge and skills the children are learning across the curriculum. Your child has a net of a cube or cuboid to make. This will help reinforce properties of 3D shape, taught in Maths and model making in Design and Technology.
To extend this further the net will either have 6 blank faces or have 6 questions written on it.
If your child has been given a net with questions on we would like them to use this at home to help them discuss their reading books with you.
If your child has been given or chosen a blank net, we would like them to think of 6 questions that they could ask someone about a book (write one on each face) then make the cube/cuboid and again keep it at home to aid discussion about their reading books.
We have been learning how to write and accurately punctuate questions recently in SPaG lessons so we are looking for accuracy.
E.g. What do you think is going to happen next in the story - would make a good question, but children must remember to start the sentence with a capital letter and end it with a question mark.
Every child has made their own personalised word-search. The word search contains the common exception spelling words (year 2 statutory word list) that they did not get correct in their weekly spelling tests last half term, or during their daily SPAG lessons. They are eager to share and play them with someone at home to help reinforce those words that are still unknown. Have fun!