Class Blog for Year 1/2

This week  

Year 1 Maths

We have been learning how to add and subtract numbers within 50. For example 39 + 2 =, 12 + 47=, 37 - 7 = and 37 - 12 =.

To support our learning, we have been using concrete objects and pictorial representations. 


Y
ear 2 Maths

We have continued our work with money using bar models to help us work out problems. E.g Sam spends a total of 99p on a birthday card and stamp. The birthday card cost 39p. What is the cost of the stamp?

  

99p

39p

60p



Literacy


T
his week in Literacy we have been writing our persuasive letters. We have used questions, exclamation marks and wow adjectives to really persuade supermarkets to stop using so much plastic!

We want to encourage people to think about their actions when using plastic. Reduce, reuse and recycle! 



In the wider curriculum… 


We have been introduced to the Cottingley Fairies ready to begin our learning adventure next half term! 

After half term.. 

Children will be doing a book fortnight on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. We will first be focusing on the Cottingley fairies. 

Please could you bring in a plastic tub which will be used to contain a fairy garden/house that we will use in DT after half term. Thank you!



From all of the KS1 team we hope you have a lovely half term and look forward to seeing you all in a week!

 


This week 

Literacy 

Year 1

This week in Literacy we have been learning about the features of letters. We have learnt how to write the address and have been starting to plan our own persuasive letter. Next week, we will be writing our letter- we want to persuade supermarkets to stop using so much plastic!

Year 2

This week in Literacy we have been learning about paragraphs, the layout of a formal letter and starting to plan our persuasive letter. Next week we will be writing our letter – we want to persuade people to stop being careless with their plastic. 

Maths 

Year 1

This week in Maths, we have been learning the place value of numbers to 50. We have been adding two 2-digit numbers to 50. Next week, we will be subtracting numbers within 50.

Year 2

This week in Maths we have continued with our work on money. We have added different amounts of coins and notes together. We used a toy shop to really help us get to grips with this! 

In the wider curriculum… 

Year 1 and 2 have been discussing positive and negative emotions, looking at our faces to see what those emotions look like. We then drew our own face to match different emotions and discussed when we felt like that. 

Homework

*Please find time to read with your child every day.

*Practise the Year 1 or Year 2 common exception words.

*See the mathletics task set.


Other information 

We have PE with Mr Jones every Monday. Please come to school dressed in your PE kit (jogging bottoms recommended) but still wearing your school jumper. 

We will be doing show and tell on the last Friday of this half term (14th February). You child can bring in something interesting to show if they wish. Please make sure they rehearse what they would like to say to the class about their object. The class will then ask them questions. 

After half term.. 

Children will be doing a book fortnight on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. We will be focusing on the Cottingley fairies who were photographed in 1917 by Elsie and Frances who were cousins. 

At the end of the topic we would like to watch the film 'Fairytale- a true story' which is based on the sisters. It is PG rating so can you please let us know if you are not happy with your child watching it. 

Please could you also bring in a plastic tub which will be used to contain a fairy garden/house that we will use in DT after half term. Thank you!.

 


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