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Welcome to year 2!
What was life like 150 years ago?
During this topic we are going to find out what life was like 150 years. We are going to look at life at home; the differences between rich and poor people; a child’s life (jobs and school); and transport to start with. Closer to Christmas we will be looking at a Victorian Christmas. After Christmas holidays we will learn about life in a Victorian School.
In maths over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at multiplication and learning the corresponding multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We have started off by looking at multiplication as repeated addition. Over the next few lessons we will look at each of the times tables and will look at representing the tables in arrays. At home if you wanted to go over the times tables with your children that would be great. We are using Percy Parker songs in class to support this learning (If you search Percy Parker and the table you want the videos are generally available to view online).
In English we are going to be using the story of Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp to help inspire us with our writing. If you want to listen to the story being read it is available on the either of the links below.
Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. This year we will be testing spellings based on the spelling appendices found in the National Curriculum for year 2. A copy of the most recent spellings can be found beneath. Please help your child to learn these spellings. It would be great if your child could find anymore words that follow the weeks focus. We will also go through the spellings during lesson times.
Each week your child will be getting homework. The homework will be handed out on a Friday and is expected back in on the following Wednesday. Each week the homework will consist of work from either a maths or English workbook. The homework will be one or two pages from the book. As well as this we would like you to spend time reading with your child and doing some maths. The maths could consist of learning times tables (expectations by the end of year 2 is for your child to know 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables) or counting forwards and backwards below 100 in different sized steps starting from different places.
Homework 17.11.17: pages 11 and 12 of the Maths book. This work is all based on multiplication and times tables. The work is to be handed back in by Wednesday 22nd November.
Extra Homework 10.11.17 – 19.12.17: Our next topic is going to be based on the Victorians and what life was like 150 years ago. If you would like to do some work with your children looking at life in the Victorian times that would be great. Any information that they find out can be brought into school and shared with the rest of the children. We are going to look at life at home; the differences between rich and poor people; a child’s life (jobs and school); and transport to start with.