Key Stage 1 - Bumblebee Class (Year 2) 2021 - 2022

Miss Evans

Miss Harrison

Welcome to the Bumblebee class page!

Class teacher: Miss K Evans

Teaching Assistant: Miss C Duncalf 

Welcome back to spring term. 

Maths 

This half term in maths the children will be learning how to;

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of 1 number by another cannot
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts. 

Fractions

Children will be taught to:

  • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3 1/4 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
  • write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2

 

Times Tables

Year 2 is where the children begin to learn their times tables and by the end of the year the children are expected to know their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. 

Please use Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables -  https://ttrockstars.com/ 

The children take part in a weekly times table quiz. The first quiz is answering x10 questions within one minute. Once completed the next level is x2 and x5 questions in 2 minutes. 

The children love the weekly quiz. 

You could also visit: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

 

English

This term we will be reading the book Dragon Machine by Helen Ward. Maybe you could visit your local library and explore Helen Ward books. 

The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward, illustrated by Wayne Anderson (Templar)

We will be consolidating lots of skills taught in autumn 2 and learning lots more new writing skills. 

Have a think...

Can you use a capital letter and a full stop correctly?

Can you use adverbs in your sentences ?

Can you use expanded noun phrases to add more description?

Can you use a range of conjunctions? 

 

This week's spellings:

Adding -ed, -er nand -est to a word ending in -y with a constant before it.

copier
copied
happier
happiest
cried
replied
tried
dried
driest
funnier

 

Our class author this half term is Michael Rosen

Our class reading competition continues this half term. Read 5 of his books, log it in Go App by the end of half term and they'll be a prize and a certificate. Get going and get one of her books from our class author basket. 

Visit her website to explore more. 

 

 

Week 14 of Home Learning

By the end of year 2 the children are expected to be able to read and spell the above common exception words. Please practise these regularly with your child. You could use rainbow writing, write them in a pyramid, practise them in a sentence or find them in reading books.

 

Reading and Phonics 

Please read your child's Read Write Inc books daily with your child, as this will support progress in reading and phonics and build your child's confidence. Within the text there are tricky words, speedy words and comprehension questions too. Vist Oxfordowl.co.uk to access Read Write Inc books. Please record any reading in your child's online reading log on https://go-read.co.uk/parents/ so we can track and update your child's reading. 

We try and encourage our children to read for pleasure and have a passion for reading as it will stimulate their brain, grown their vocabulary and strengthen their reading ability. 

Each half term in Bumblebee class I recommend 5 reads and encourage the children to try and read all 5 by the end of the half term. If they achieve this then they'll be awarded with a certificate and a prize.

These texts are texts that adults or older siblings could read and model good fluency and expression. You could also discuss new vocabulary and ask questions about the text. 

This link is the top 100 reads in year 2. Have a look and visit your local library to explore the stories  https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2 

 

Reading websites: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login?active-tab=students - Oxford reading owl - Use your school login and password

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Great free resource with activities to support learning.

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ another great reading resource with ideas. 

 

Science 

Our spring term topic in science is Plants!

The children will be taught: 

  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthly 

Please find a copy of the knowledge organiser on our dojo page. 

Can you name a variety of flowering plant part?

Can you identify and name a variety of common garden plants?

Can you identify and name a range of trees? 

Websites:

Fun science activities for home*:
https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

Range of games and activities*:
https://wowscience.co.uk/

Geography 

This half term in Georaphy we will be learning all about Field to Fork. See attached learning knowledge organiser to see an overview of your child's learning. 

PE 

Our spring term PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday, please remember to send your children in a full Darnhall Primary School PE kit.

Forest Schools

Forest School | Ark Dickens Primary Academy

 

Our spring term session will be every Thursday. Please wear the Forest School kit with wellingtons or suitable outdoor footwear. Wrap up to keep warm and dry.  

 

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