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Home Learning - Kingfishers

This week's home learning:

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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