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This week's home learning:

 

Kingfishers Home Learning – 18th October 2019

Spelling Focus: The ‘j’ sound spelled with ‘g’

gem   giant   magic   giraffe   energy   jacket   jar   jog   join  adjust

It would be great if you could focus on these words when writing and reading at home; for instance, can your child spot any words that follow this pattern in a book when they’re reading? Can they write a sentence for each of these words? Can they find any more words that follow this pattern?

Maths: We have started Mathletics! Your child has their personal login details on the inside cover of their reading diary (this also contains the website address). At home children can play Maths games as well as completing more structured activities. I will set an activity or two for homework each week and this must be completed before your child can access the games. The activity will reflect what we have been learning about in Maths over the week or something that we need to revise.

Reading: Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to read at home at least four times each week and log this in your child’s reading diary – reading opportunities must be initialled by an adult at home please. We will collect in reading diaries every Thursday and will be looking out for ‘Star Readers’! Please make sure that you log ALL reading (not just school books) and include magazines, websites, favourite home books…..any reading at all. In Year 2 we encourage children to be responsible for changing and choosing their own book at school, they have plenty of opportunity to do this throughout the day.

Kingfishers Home Learning – 11th October 2019

Spelling Focus: The ‘j’ sound spelled ‘ge’ and ‘dge’ at the end of words

badge edge bridge dodge fudge age huge change charge village

It would be great if you could focus on these words when writing and reading at home; for instance, can your child spot any words that follow this pattern in a book when they’re reading? Can they write a sentence for each of these words? Can they find any more words that follow this pattern?

Maths: We’ve continued working on our addition and subtraction skills, particular focusing this week on using a 100-square to help when adding 10; this in turn has helped us to add on 9 and 11 to 2-digit numbers. A key skill is the ability to recognise and add together numbers represented by dots (dominoes and dice), without having to count each and every dot – this helps children to break numbers up when adding, so recognising that a 9 domino can be 5 and 4, or 6 and 3. We love playing with dominoes in school…why not play dice and domino games at home too?

Reading: Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to read at home at least four times each week and log this in your child’s reading diary – reading opportunities must be initialled by an ADULT at home please. We will collect in reading diaries every Thursday and will be looking out for ‘Star Readers’! Please make sure that you log ALL reading (not just school books) and include magazines, websites, favourite home books…..any reading at all. In Year 2 we encourage children to be responsible for changing and choosing their own book at school, they have plenty of opportunity to do this throughout the day.

 

Kingfishers Home Learning – 4th October 2019

Spelling Focus: The ‘s’ sound spelled ‘c’ befor e, i and y

race  ice  cell  city  fancy  face  space  bicycle  circle  spicy 

Maths: We’ve moved on to addition and subtraction – in Year 2 we need to work with 1 and 2-digit numbers up to 100. This week we’ve worked on adding 10 and 20 to a 2-digit number using a 100-square; we’ve become quite confident at this. We’ve also enjoyed reading number sentences to check whether they are right/make sense and have corrected them if they’ve not been right – it’s really important to consider whether number sentences actually make sense and we often give them a little story involving sweets! At home it would be great if you could practise number bonds to 20, doubling numbers as these are the skills that children should be able to recall rapidly, without the need to work them out. Use dominoes or a dice to generate numbers and see how many your child can do in 5 minutes….in school we love to try and beat our own ‘record’!

Reading: Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to read at home at least four times each week and log this in your child’s reading diary – reading opportunities must be initialled by an adult at home please. We will collect in reading diaries every Thursday and will be looking out for ‘Star Readers’! Please make sure that you log ALL reading (not just school books) and include magazines, websites, favourite home books…..any reading at all. In Year 2 we encourage children to be responsible for changing and choosing their own book at school, they have plenty of opportunity to do this throughout the day.

Kingfishers Home Learning – 27th September 2019

Spelling Focus: ‘wr’ as a silent letter at the beginning of words

write written wrote wrong wrap wrist wreck wrestle wriggle wren

In school we carry out activities about weekly patterns and don’t have a test. At home you could: write each of the words in a sentence, practise writing each word without looking (Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check), look out for words in books when reading...

Maths: This week we’ve continued to work on the place value of 2-digit numbers and have focused on adding 10 to another 2-digit number (up to 100). We’ve used 100-squares to help but are getting increasingly confident to add 10 (and sometimes even 20 or 30) to by counting on by looking at the Tens digit: 32 + 10 = 42, because 40 is 10 more than 30. Odd and even numbers are very important – when you are out and about, can your child spot numbers and recognise them as odd or even by looking at the last digit?

Reading: Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to read at home at least four times each week and log this in your child’s reading diary – reading opportunities must be initialled by an adult at home please. We will collect in reading diaries every Thursday and will be looking out for ‘Star Readers’! Please make sure that you log ALL reading (not just school books) and include magazines, websites, favourite home books…..any reading at all. In Year 2 we encourage children to be responsible for changing and choosing their own book at school, they have plenty of opportunity to do this throughout the day.

Kingfishers Home Learning – 20th September 2019

Spelling Focus: ‘kn’ and ‘gn’ as silent letters at the beginning of words

knock know knee knitting knife gnat gnaw gnash gnome gnarled

In school we carry out activities about weekly patterns and don’t have a test. At home you could: write each of the words in a sentence, practise writing each word without looking (Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check), look out for words in books when reading...

Maths: This week we’ve been working on place value – the value of a digit in a number. In Year 2 we need to know our numbers up to 100 and should be able to write them as numerals in words. We’ve been partitioning numbers, eg: 56 = 5 tens + 6 units/ones, 50 + 6, and have used equipment such as bead strings, tens and units, numicon and tens frames to help us. We’ve been practising counting up in 2s (to 30) and 10s (to 100). Odd and even numbers are very important – when you are out and about, can your child spot numbers and recognise them as odd or even by looking at the last digit?

Reading: Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to read at home at least four times each week and log this in your child’s reading diary. We will collect in reading diaries every Thursday so please make sure that you log ALL reading (not just school books); please include magazines, websites, favourite home books…..any reading at all.

Please could your child bring into school an old, oversized t-shirt they can use in Art as a smock/apron – an old t-shirt of yours is ideal. I would appreciate it having your child’s name on it…thank you!

Kingfishers Home Learning – 13th September

Please send in any unwanted shiny paper and clean foil for us to use for our Art work...thank you!

Maths: This week we have been learning about numbers up to 100 – we need to be able to recognise them written as both words and numbers. It’s also important to know the value of each digit in a 2-digit number; if you show your child the number 24 can they tell you that it’s actually 2 Tens and 4 Units? It’s important to be able to count out objects accurately (up to 50), we’ve also practised counting in 2s and 10s, as well as thinking about odd and even numbers….so a busy week in Kingfishers already!

Reading: Please ensure that your child has the opportunity to read at home at least four times each week and log this in your child’s reading diary. We are more than happy for your child to log their own reading in their diary, it doesn’t have to be done by a grown-up and it’s a great writing opportunity but please make sure that your child’s reading is initialled by an adult at home. We collect in reading diaries every Thursday so please make sure that you log ALL reading (not just school books); please include magazines, websites, favourite home books…..any reading at all.


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