Our Learning this Week...
We have had spelling week this week, so look out for your child's updated spelling sheet which should come home by the end of next week. Thank you for your continued support to help the children learn their spellings, so many of them are making great progress.
Our learning in English has been based around the book 'Supertato' where we have looked at ordering the events of the story, thinking about the language used and describing characters. Can you child tell you a simile that they used to describe the Evil Pea or Supertato himself?
We have also been thinking about what it takes to be a hero and who we know that are real-life heroes. Thank you for discussing your family's involvement in WW1 and how you have real life heroes in your own families from 100 years ago. We will be sharing these when we have our visitors in on family day next Tuesday.
In Maths we have been adding and subtracting tens to 2-digit numbers and using our bonds to 10 to add and subtract mentally. Please challenge your child to tell you all of the number bonds to ten (e.g. 6 and 4, 8 and 2 etc...). They should be able to do this without hesitation, so please continue to practise these daily if your child is struggling to do so. Counting on and back in steps of 10 from any starting number is also a vital skill to aid mental addition and subtraction. Please practise this with your child, picking a random 2-digit number and adding them to count on and back in tens until they either reach the hundreds or ones number (e.g. 78, 68, 58, 48, 38, 28, 18, 8 or 6, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86, 96, 106)
Also, the 'Classwork' folder on Education City has plenty of activities to help support spelling and other areas of the curriculum that the children have been focussing on in the current week.
We feel that this, along with your child's reading books (including Bug Club) and their Maths Passports is more than enough homework for your children once they've had a busy day of learning at school but if you would like any further information on how to support your child please talk to the class teacher and they will be able to help.
The Year 2 Team