Solving problems and looking for patterns using odd and even numbers.
Add together two even numbers. Use two digit numbers to 50.
1. 24 + 32 = 56
Add together two odd numbers.
Add together an odd and an even number.
1. 36 + 41= 77
Now look at your answers write about what you have discovered.
e.g. When you add an odd number with another odd number you get an ------------- number.
when you add an even and an even number together you get an
-------- number. etc
What happens if you add three numbers together. Try a few.
even+ even+ even=
even + even + odd =
odd + odd + even =
Half term Homework
After the half term break year 2 will be carrying out a project
‘It’s a Bugs Life’
Other schools will be sharing our good practice and visiting our school to see the work produced by our year 2 children.
As part of the project the children will be making a bug hotel.
The children have been asked to design and produce a small habitat for bugs to include in our large Bug hotel.
Please look at the attachment for design ideas on producing a small habitat
Choose a mini beast e.g woodlice, worms, beetles, ladybirds etc.
Make a small habitat for your mini beast. Look at the attachment below for ideas.
Draw a picture of your design and label it.
If work could please be returned to school on Monday 5th June.
Homework Friday 19th May 2017
Write a story about an animal that escapes from the Zoo. Give your story a title.
Try and include details about how the animal escapes, who was first to notice that the animal had escaped.
Describe the adventure of the zoo animal once it leaves the zoo.
Remember to use adjectives and adverbs to make your writing exciting.
I look forward to reading your stories.
Please learn your parts for our class assembly. Words have already been sent home.
Choose a zoo animal and write down 6 descriptive words to describe your animal.
Easter Holiday Homework
In preparation for the summer term context 'Mini- Zoo'
research a zoo animal of your choice. Find out interesting facts about your animal e.g. What it looks like, size, what it eats, where it lives
Make a 3d model of a zoo animal of your choice,
Practice counting in 2's 4's 5's and 10 's
Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs.
Imagine that you are Jim visiting the Giants castle for the first time.Use your senses and describe the giants castle. What did you see, hear and smell ? Remember to use adjectives to make your writing exciting.
Continuing practising 2's 5's and 10 times
Maths paper attached/
Capacity ml and litres
With help and permission from an adult find 8 containers and bottles and read the labels.
Look for ml and litres on the packaging.
Then put in order starting with the smallest capacity
Place the items that you have found in the following table
|More than a litre||Less than a litre|
Spellings - Please continue to learn to spell the months of the year and days of the week. Thank you
What a fun week we’ve had. This week we have been creating different bubble wands to investigate and identify a bubble’s shape.
Dione is this week’s Science reporter.
‘We have been trying to find out what shape a bubble is?
First we made the bubble mixture. We used 500ml washing up liquid and 1 table spoon of glycerine’.
‘We made wands using pipe cleaners.’
‘We made a circle wand. Then we tried different shapes’.
‘I made a heart shape wand.’ Danielle
‘I made a star shape. But the bubble that came out was round.’ Isaac
When we made our predictions we all thought that the bubble would be the same shape as our wands.
We found out that that the no matter what shape a bubble starts as it will always become a sphere. A sphere has the smallest surface area for the volume of air it contains.
Write an interesting story titled 'Message in a bottle'.
Plan your story carefully.Remember all stories have an engaging opening and a well planned middle and ending.
Imagine that you were walking along the beach when you stumble across a bottle that has been swept in by the sea. When you pick up the bottle you find a message inside. Explain what the message was asking you to do. What happened next?
Make your story as exciting as possible.Remember to use adjectives in your story to make it interesting.
Please bring your completed stories into school on Friday 24th March.
Maths - doubles
Double the following numbers
Gwrydd Group 32 44 35 46 27 18 39 54 28 91
Melyn Group 11 21 32 42 43 21 44 33 41 52
Coch Group 6 3 8 9 2 10 12 7 4 15
This week we have been learning about the need for exercise in order to be healthy and fit.
Year 2 scientist would like to report back on this week’s science investigation
‘We found out that exercise effects our heart rate.’ CJ
‘We had to do different exercises for 30 seconds and then find out what happens to our heart rate.’ Rishona
‘When I was sitting down and walking slowly my heart was beating slowly.’ Adam
‘My heart was beating fast when I was running and skipping’ Ruby
‘It’s like someone playing a drum. My breathing gets faster and my heart and I you feel hot and thirsty.’ Evelina
As part of e-safety week year 2 have been busy learning how they can keep safe online.
‘’We have been talking about technology and how to keep safe online.’’ CJ
‘’ We read the story of Smartie the Penguin, who was given a new tablet for his birthday, and needed help with lots of different things.’’ Nandana
To share this this story, visit Childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin.
We talked about our SMART rules for using the Internet, in order to help us keep safe when we use the Internet.
The SMART rules:
SAFE - stay safe, don't give out personal information
MEETING - only meet someone from the internet with your parents
ACCEPTING - emails, texts from strangers can lead to problems
RELIABLE - information on the Internet may not be true
TELL - a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable
We made posters to illustrate our SMART rules.
This week marks the start of Fair trade Fortnight. On Tuesday Aled, from Fair do’s in Canton came into school and gave a talk to the whole school about the importance of Fairtrade. This was then followed up with a Fairtrade workshop led by Aled.
‘I found out that we can help the people in poor countries by buying food with the Fairtade sign.’
‘I found out that by supporting Fairtrade we can help people all over the world have a better life.’ Alex
‘You can buy chocolate, biscuits and bananas. They all have a Fairtrade sign on them’ Tia
‘Aled showed us animal carvings
St David's Day Celebrations.
Half Term Homework
St David's Day Information
Please find information below about St David's Day, which will be celebrated on
Friday 3rd of March
Please learn parts for St.David's Day sketch and words to the Daffodil Song l-Paper copies of script and song have been sent home. Thank you
Competition 1 - Cooking Competition:
The children are asked to cook a Welsh traditional dish. Please ensure that the container in which the cooked item is delivered in is clearly marked with your child’s name and their class so that they can be returned to you on the 2nd March.
Competition 2 - Design a new flag for Wales.
The children are asked to design a new flag for Wales, this can be made on any material or resource, but needs to be something that can be held up and judged.
Competition 3 - 3D model of either a leek or a daffodil.
The children are asked to create a 3D model of either a leek or a daffodil.
Year 2 Homework
Find 6 items in your kitchen cupboards and look at the labels.
Find tins , packets, boxes that have g and kg weights.
Draw a table in your book and write down the weights of the 6 items.
Now write down the weights starting with lightest to heaviest.
Can you find two or three items that total 1000 g .
Practice counting in 2's , 5's and 10's
Remember to practice your spelling and read your reading book. Then write about what you enjoyed about the story in your homework book.
Please return your homework by Thursday 16th February .
Mrs Wells Homework Year 2
Spring Term 2017
Please return homework back to school by Thursday 2nd February.
1. Practice Spellings - spellings have been sent home
2.Reading- reading book sent home
3. Practice counting in 2/s 5's and 10's
4. Over the next 3 weeks make a model of a famous landmark e.g.Eiffel Tower, Leaning tower of Pisa
5. Imagine that Danny has decided to visit Cardiff. Write about all the interesting places that he could
visit during his stay in Cardiff. Try and use adjectives to describe the different sights.
The following parts have been given to your children for the Christmas concert.
Sam - Joseph
Cerys - Mary
Tia - angel
Anna - angel
Niya - angel
Jaynell - angel
Evelina - angel
Nandana - star and donkey
Jamie - shepherd
Maddie - shepherdess
Kobie - shepherd
CJ - Innkeeper
Lillian - Innkeeper
Dani - Innkeeper
Adam - King
Isaac - King
Illes - King
Alex - Solider
Narrators and Orchestra - see below
See newsletter for dates and times of concert during the last week of term.
We have a special assembly next week - please come and join us at 3 o clock Tuesday in the school hall.
I look forward to seeing you at parents evening Monday and Tuesday.
Please see homework page for homework this week.
As part of our religious education we spend some time studying and learning about other religions.
next week we are studying Hinduism.
We will be developing children's ideas about the Home Shrine.
We would love some objects and artefacts from your faith to show at school - if you have any we can borrow for the week please allow your child to bring it in.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop session today - if you need any further support or advice please call in to see me.
Websites that can be used to develop Maths skills in year 2 - top marks.
Science websites are - science clips BBC.
Reasoning skills - guided reasoning website.
I will add more as they come to mind.
We had great fun celebrating Roald Dahl Day in Year 2.
We listened to the Fantastic Mr Fox story and completed some reading activities.
We drew our favourite characters and completed some number challenges .
I need some help in order to build our class shop.
Please could you bring to school an unopened can or box of of some type of food tomorrow so that we can begin to make our class shop e.g. beans, soup, pasta etc... It has to be something that will last a long time - i.e. not something fresh that will decay. The boxes can be empty - we just need them for display and role play activities in the shop.
Welcome back to school. Another exciting new term at St Josephs with lots of activities and events planned. This will be my main form of communicating with both children and parents on a regular basis and also a platform for the homework that will be set each week. You will always find the Homework page near the top or at the very top of this page.
All the children have settled very well back into school life and are very excited to learn lots of new skills. There will be a curriculum meeting for parents within the next few weeks and i would encourage all parents to attend because i will share lots of information about how the class functions and how you can support your child. Homework is very important , it reinforces your child's skills in all areas but i tend to set literacy , mathematics and sometimes research and context skills.
In your child's home -school reading bag you will find three books. One is a reading record so that you can record your child's reading at home, the children will change their home reading books when i see that you have said that they have read the books to a good level. The second book is a reading journal where the child draws a picture form the book and records why they liked it or how the book could be improved - a bit like a book review. The third book is the homework book where your child records their homework each week. Sometimes if it is a writing exercise they may need to draw lines so that their writing is neat but this will not always be the case.
The children follow the SFA Reading Scheme in school and this is where they are grouped according to their reading and comprehension ability. I will listen to your child read during this time and ask them questions so that I can assess their understanding - my records are kept in my file at school and this is the reason I do not write in the little green reading record book unless I feel I want you to reinforce a particular skill with your child.
There will be other reading and maths homework that will be set online from the Active Learn website as part of school policy. The websites record your child's achievements and they send details of the assessments back to school for me to evaluate. Please see homework page for additional information regarding other useful websites.
Spelling will also be a feature of your child's homework - your children will be sent home with a list of spelling words to learn and there will be a test towards the end of the week - either Thursday or Friday.
Homework 10th June 2016
Please find a speech marks worksheet for your child to complete.
This weeks homework is to create a fact file on your favourite animal.
Remember the rules of creating the fact file.
Bullet points for facts
Picture - with labels and captions.
THERE IS A GREAT REASONING WEBSITE FOR ACCESS BY PUBLIC
START WITH YEAR BELOW AND WORK YOUR WAY UP THROUGH THE DIFFERENT LEVELS AND YEAR GROUPS - THESE ACTIVITIES ARE DEVELOPED SO THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THEIR MATHEMATICS AND REASONING SKILLS.
THIS WEEK I HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING READING TEST SKILLS WITH THE CHILDREN.
I USED THE READING TEST FROM LAST YEAR SO THAT THE CHILDREN WILL UNDERSTAND HOW TO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONS.
I HAVE INCLUDED THE TEST ON THE WEBSITE FOR YOU.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CHILD BY DEVELOPING THEIR READING SKILLS AND ASKING QUESTIONS USING THEIR READING BOOKS.
Here is a useful website for reading skills - reading carefully and understanding.
Please check homework page too - for Roy the Zebra.
Hello Parents / Carers and Children.
Please note that the children will have PE on Thursday and Friday mornings for the rest of the term.
We will be working both outdoors and indoors during these times, so all children will need both outdoor and indoor kits for the lessons.
Please ensure long hair is tied back and that jewelry have been removed or covered up.
This term the children have been having fun in the hockey lessons and practising their dance and creative development movements with Mrs Davies.
We will be developing traditional dances - especially Welsh Folk dancing.
DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR POEM TO SCHOOL - TOMORROW - MONDAY 29TH FEBRUARY.
St David's Day - Homework
Write a poem about Wales.
See 12th February 2016 Main Newsletter for full details.
The children in Year 2 have lots of experience writing poems, please encourage them to write a poem for the competition.
PLEASE SEE THE MAIN NEWSLETTER FOR ALL THE WELSH COMPETITIONS.
CHOOSE WHICH COMPETITIONS YOU WISH TO ENTER.
PARENTS NOTICE - PLEASE NOTE A FURTHER CHANGE IN PE TIMETABLE, THE PE LESSONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - MANY APOLOGIES FOR THIS CHANGE.
Thank you to all parents who attended the meeting tonight.
I hope you found it useful.
Here is the website that will support your child with developing their reasoning skills.
See document below for information.
Other homework allocated in active learn site both Bug Club books and mathematics.
These can be completed over next three weeks - let me know when you have completed so that I can add more.
Please note - top marks website - ordering numbers can also be used to develop understanding of place value and sequencing and ordering numbers, measures and negative numbers.
This week I would like the children to learn their words and sentences for the class assembly.
I would also like everyone to learn the following poem.
A book is pages, pictures and words
A book is animals, people, birds
A book is stories of queens and kings
Poems and songs - so many things!
Curled in a corner where I can hide
With a book I can journey far and wide
Though it’s only paper from end to end
A book is a very special friend.
See the attached document for the whole assembly - just in case you have lost your words.
My curriculum meeting will be going ahead Monday straight after school.
If you are unable to attend there will be a handout with all the different parts of the curriculum that I will discuss.
If there is any unmarked homework in the books, please let me know and make remind your child to take the books out of the bag and place on the homework table in the classroom.
I went through the all the bags in school on Friday.
There will be a curriculum meeting in the classroom next Thursday - straight after school.
This time I will be sharing information about the numeracy test and the reasoning test papers.
I will be giving some ideas of apps and websites that will support the learning and development of mathematics.
I will be giving some helpful tips and hints for you to help your child with developing number skills and calculations.
There will be an information sheet about the context of our learning and the different skills that are going to be covered.
Hope to see you at the meeting.
I have included some practical homework activities on the homework page for you to try out and learn.
Please keep developing your reading and spelling skills - just 10 minutes every day will help you.
Have a lovely Christmas and see you in the New Year.
See you in 2016 - no coughs and colds !!!!!!!
Please start learning to understand the time - reading the time on the analogue clockface - see below and then understanding the digital clock time that matches it.
Learn that 1/4 past - is :15
half past - is :30
quarter to is :45
o clock is :00
Please try to learn to spell words with the following letter combinations
e.g. oa - boat , float, toast etc.....
air - chair, fair etc....
ai - rain, pain etc...
er at the end of the word - dinner , mother, father etc....
There is a great app called phonics flashcards to help you.
Below is a copy of the script for the concert.
I could not print it out on Friday due to photocopier problems !!!!!!!!
Please have a look through - you all know your characters and parts.
I will print it out at home in readiness for the practise this week.
Hello Year 2
I know lots of you were looking forward to the photographs on the newsletter - I'm not sure what happened but I sent lots of photographs through to be added but they are not there !!!!! I will find out what has happened on Monday.
Parents, please find the three important pieces of paper in your child'd bag if they have not given them to you.
The first piece is the words for the assembly next week, the second indicates the part that your child chose for the concert and the third letter is about the arrangements for selling tickets.
If you have any queries please come and see me.
This week we will be continuing to develop our information books
Remember that a great information book has lots of different features
The cover has a title, name of author and illustrator and a bright colourful picture of photograph.
Inside we have a contents page and lots of information about different aspects of the book.
At the back of the book there is glossary , this will explain the meaning of some of the unusual words used in the book.
Finally, there is an index , which tells us where we can find information about a certain word or topic.
We will be researching information this week anout the different pages that you have decided to write about.
e.g. Animals in autumn time.
Think of some great questions that you want answered - e.g. Why do animals hiberate ?
In maths we will be thinking about movement, please try to learn left and right, clockwise and anti-clockwise , 1/4 and 1/2 turns.
Have a great weekend
QUESTIONS FOR READING THESE ARE EXAMPLES FOR GENERAL
"What is this story about?"
"What does the main character want?"
"What clues does the title give me about the story?"
"Is this a real or imaginary story?"
"Why am I reading this?"
"What do I already know about this subject / storyline?"
"What predictions can I make?"
"What is the meaning of what I have read?"
"Why did the author end the paragraph (or chapter, or book) in this way?"
"What was the author's purpose in writing this?"
"What do I understand from what I just read?"
"What is the main idea?"
"What picture is the author painting in my head?"
"Do I need to reread so that I understand?"
Which of my predictions were right? What information from the text tells me that I am correct?"
"What were the main ideas?"
"What connections can I make to the text that have been the same in my own life.? How do I feel about it?"
"Why do you think the author chose this particular setting?"
"Why do you think the author ended the story in this way?"
"Why do you think the author chose to tell the story from the point of view of the particular character?"
Which words tell me what that character was like ?
Many why do you think ……..questions are good for children to answer.
Then followed by How do you know this ?
Where does it tell us that ……?
Which words describe ……… ?
This week we have been busy finding out how much water is in different foods. We had a great time juicing different foods and measuring how much water. Please remember that we weigh in g and Kg and we measure liquid in L and ml.
We have been busy working with 2D and 3D shapes. Remember the following key words polygon, rhombus and quadrilateral.
In science we are learning about different common materials and their properties. We are using words such as bendy, smooth, hard, soft, rigid, waterproof, transparent, translucent and opaque.
We have been busy getting our displays completed. We created a class rules board which help us remember the rules of a happy classroom.