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Friday 17th November - due back Wednesday 22nd November

 

In maths we are focusing on money. This week's homework is a worksheet in the Brain Builders with four empty piggy banks on it. Also being sent home are several sheets of paper coins. We would like the children to work out which coins they could use to equal the amount written on the label next to each piggy. It would be great if the children could practise with real coins first and stick down the paper versions after. (Practise those cutting skills too!)

 

If you zoom through this activity, can you work out the total of all the leftover paper change?

 

For anyone that would like a challenge... next time you go to the supermarket with a grown up make sure you look at all the price labels. Maybe you could take a note book and create your own shopping list and prices. Or possibly you could work out how much money is needed to buy everything in the trolley!

 

Electronic copies of worksheets below.

Friday 10th November - due back Wednesday 15th November

 

Over the weekend we would like the children to create a piece of autumnal artwork. Go outside, make the most of the sunny weather and collect some objects from nature that you can use to create a picture.

 

If you want to, you can bring in your artwork. However, a photograph of it would be best so we can add it to our seasons scrapbooks and leave the nature outside where it belongs!

 

Some ideas for your artwork:

- a self portrait

- your house

- a castle

- a ship

- an animal

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Friday 3rd November - Due in Wednesday 8th November 2017

We will be using this information in our lessons next week so please remember to return your brain-builder book!

Yesterday we started to learn about Sir Francis Drake.

Find out about the ship he used to sail around the world (circumnavigate).

Some lines of enquiry could be:

What was it made from?

Where was it built?

How big was it?

How many people (crew) were on board?

What did they eat?

Where did they sleep?

What would it have been like to live on the Golden Hind 440 years ago?

There are lots of different ways to present this. You might want to write sentence, draw and label the ship, add captions to pictures etc. It is up to you.

Friday 20th October

All children have been sent home with a yellow rubber duck; which is theirs to keep if they learn how to spell would, should and could. (Ask the children for the connection or see the picture below!)

Any words that need to be re-learnt from this half term's spelling tests have been written on the green and white paper bag sent home with the duck. If your child has no paper bag, it means they have correctly spelt all the words in the spelling tests this term.

 

Well done Year 2 for a fantastic first half of the autumn term. Have a fun week off!

 

Friday 13th October

 

This week during maths we have been rounding up to the nearest ten. To help us do this we have drawn number lines. Here are some examples.

 

In your Brain Builders show what the nearest tens are for the numbers listed below. Make sure you draw a number line for each one. Present each in the same way as we did during class time.

 

26                 37                45                59                67                 78                 85                    97

 

Most importantly, make sure you use a ruler and have an equal scale! This activity is as much about the ability to neatly and accurately draw a number line as it is about rounding numbers to the nearest ten. Your Brain Builders are not squared paper so this will be a bit trickier. However, a ruler has equal measures on which you can use instead.

 

Friday 6th October

 

During maths this week year 2 have been ordering and comparing numbers. We have also learnt about some new symbols that will help us to quickly write whether a number is greater than, less than or equal to another number. Below are links to some games to help you consolidate these skills at home.

A little reminder of how to remember each symbol.... the greedy crocodile always opens his mouth to the largest number.

A little reminder of how to remember each symbol.... the greedy crocodile always opens his mouth to the largest number. 1

Friday 29th September

This is a game for two players.

You will need a dice or you could use our interactive dice.

How to play:

  • Decide on a target number. This is the total that both players are trying to make.
  • Player 1 throws the dice. S/he can choose whether to double the number shown or halve the number shown.
  • Player 2 throws the dice. In the same way, s/he can choose whether to double the number shown or halve the number shown. Player 2 adds his/her number onto Player 1's number to make a running total.
  • Play continues like this with each player rolling the dice, halving or doubling the number and adding the result onto the running total.
  • The winner is the player who reaches the agreed target exactly.
Here are some questions to think about:

Must each player always take a turn?
Does it matter if you go first or second?
Are there any particularly good numbers to choose as your target?

Friday 22nd September - due back Wednesday 27th September

 

Can you fill the squared paper with different 2D shapes? The only three rules are:

  • You must create shapes from the squares on the page.
  • Don’t leave any white squares between shapes.

  • You must create shapes for every number. (Start at 1 and see how far you get!)

If you want you can write the number of squares on each of your shapes. Think of it like a jigsaw puzzle that you are drawing. Don’t forget to use a ruler!

 

 

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!

My Planet

 

My planet

Hot, red and fierce

My planet

Swirling winds howl

My planet

Lava flowing and flames dancing

My planet

Glowing like a bonfire.

Friday 7th July - We will not be setting any further brain builders for this half term. 

Friday 30th June - Use your math skills to problem solve these two questions!

Friday 30th June - Use your math skills to problem solve these two questions! 1
Friday 30th June - Use your math skills to problem solve these two questions! 2

This is a game for two or more players.

Materials needed:

  • Plastic cup
  • Dried peas
  • Game board
  • Paper and pencil each for calculating and recording scores

Game board.

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.

Enjoy your half term break!

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGsVTo6ttCI

 

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 31st March - due back Wednesday 5th April. The children have been learning all about fractions for the past 3 weeks. This is a topic which often children find challenging. We would like them to complete the fractions sheet that is in their homework book. We would encourage children to jot down, draw or use anything that helps them - but this must be done accurately otherwise straightforward mistakes are easily made. If your child feels confident please encourage them to choose one of the following challenge cards to complete too.

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.

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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.

 

Top Tips:

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.

10.2.17

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.

Here is an example

Here is an example 1
Here is an example 2

3.2.17

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.

Have fun!

27.1.17

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!

 

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