Literacy

During your time at home you should focus on the following skills:

To learn all my spellings ( see home school pack)

To learn how to use prefixes and suffixes.

To write stories with detail.

To use adjectives, adverbs and nouns in sentences correctly.

To read with fluency and expression.

To make sure my handwriting is neat, my letters are correctly formed at all times. 

To write sentences that have punctuation such as question marks, exclamation marks and commands.

To use apostrophes in words such as - I'm    Katie's   couldn't  

 

Please read as many times as you can with your child at home. You can listen to some our teachers read bedtime stories too - keep an eye out on Twitter for these upcoming stories!

Here are some websites to help you with some of these skills:

 

www.activelearn.co.uk   (Bug Club)

 www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.talf4writing.co.uk

www.poetryzone.co.uk

www.wordsforlife.org.uk

www.filmeducation.org

www.readingeggs.co.uk

www.tesspag.com  (grammar)

Numeracy

Whilst your child is working from home we hope that they are having fun doing their maths work.

Here are some skills they should be focussing on whilst working at home:

Times tables- we need to know our 2's, 5's and 10's (eg. 4 x 2= 8)

Dividing by 2, 5 and 10 (eg. 20 ÷ 5 = 4)

Number bonds to 10 and 20

Doubles and halves of numbers to 50.

Reading and writing numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words

Topic

This spring, Orion have been looking at the topic of “Explorers”. We have learnt about some of the famous explorers throughout history, including Captain Cook, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. It was so interesting finding out about their journeys and we were able to compare their explorations. We especially enjoyed learning about Neil Armstrong and his visit into space! We even made our very own rockets and did a science experiment to make our rockets fly! We also did some portraits of Neil Armstrong in our art lessons. It was so much fun to learn about these different explorers!

Science

In science we have been looking at plants. We have learnt about the things plants need to grow and stay healthy. In our lessons we watched bulbs grow into flowers and planted beans whilst taking measurements of the plants at different stages of development.

How we do addition in year 2

How we do subtraction in year 2