Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ

01226762027

enquiries@hswp.co.uk

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Class 2

Teacher    

 Miss C Mann

 

Teaching Assistants

 Mrs Brain 1:1 (Monday-Thursday) 

 Mrs Thomas 1:1 (Friday)

 Miss Claydon (Monday-Wednesday)

Mr Seymour (Thursday-Friday am)

 

 

 

Important information

PE is on Wednesday and Friday.

Homework is to be handed in on a Wednesday.

Spellings are tested and given out on a Friday.

 

What we have been learning so far

Last term we had so much fun on our trip at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We saw so many different sculptures. Some of them were so huge and colourful as you can see in the photos. We were amazed! We really enjoyed listening to the stories behind the sculptures as well building our own. We worked in teams to make even bigger sculptures with lots of different materials.

After our trip we saw the pictures of the sculptures again in our literacy work. We explored using adjectives and expanded noun phrases in sentences. Here are some examples of the children's expanded noun phrases to describe the sculpture Buddha by Niki de Saint Phalle:

"The golden, glimmering Buddha."

"The colourful, peaceful, ancient Buddha."

The calm, relaxing, still Buddha."

 

We look forward to our next trip!

 What an unusual time we are living in! But we will get through this together. Below you find a summary of some of the learning that your child has undertaken so far this year. I have also signposted to resources (in the Links document) that will hopefully support you with helping your child to learn at home.

In Maths in Year 1  this year we have covered:

Numbers to 30, extending to 50.  We have looked at counting, ordering and match objects with the corresponding numeral, and also writing the number in words. We have found 1 more and 1 less than a given number to 50.  We have solved addition and subtraction number sentences to 20 and used our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20 to support our working out.  We have also looked at multiplication and division by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, making arrays, sorting  objects into equal groups and sharing equally between others.

We have used the mathematical names to describe and discuss the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and created models, pictures and repeating patterns with them.  We have also just started to look at money by recognising pence, pounds and notes as well as starting work on fractions and recognising halves and quarters of objects.

We use the Whiterose Maths to support planning in school and ideas for supporting learning at home can be found on their website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/.

In Maths in Year 2 this year we have covered:

Numbers to 50 extending to 100. Number bonds to 50 and 100. We have looked at representing, counting, ordering and matching tens and ones for numbers to 100. We have also been looking at addition and subtraction calculations  including comparing numbers and calculations using > < and =. We have learnt column addition and column subtraction (crossing tens as well) and  have identified 10 more and 10 less than a number.

We have also been learning about multiplication and division and have been recalling and using our 2, 5 and 10 times table through the Golden 20 test each week. We have learnt about arrays, making equal groups and putting this into a calculation using the multiplication symbol. Within this unit we have also learnt how to share equally and put this into a calculation using the division symbol. We have used the mathematical names to describe and discuss the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and created models, pictures and repeating patterns with them. We have also identified the vertices and sides of  2D shapes as well as the vertices, edges and faces of 3D shapes. We have looked at symmetry and patterns.

Recently we have started to look at halves and quarters of representations and have been introduced to the symbols 1/2 and 1/4. We have also started to look at recognising and counting pence, pounds and notes.

We use the Whiterose Maths to support planning in school and ideas for supporting learning at home can be found on their website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/.

 

In Literacy we have read the following texts: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Gruffalo, The Knight who Wouldn't Fight and The Perfect Pet. We have also looked at the features of different non-fiction texts linking to our topics. 

We have looked at a range of writing genres this year; traditional stories and tales, recounts, instructions, description, poetry, mimicking a significant author and diaries.  You may want to use this opportunity to work with your child on a daily diary entry, retelling a familiar story or a letter to grandparents.

The Year 1 children take part in daily Read Write Inc sessions. We will use the VLE to ensure the children have access to ideas on how to continue practice key phonic sounds. It will support them to consolidate the learning that has taken place so far and also continue to work through this phonic programme.

The Year 2 children take part in daily SPAG sessions. We will use the VLE to ensure children have access to ideas on how to continue to practice key spelling words.  It will support them to consolidate the learning that has taken place so far and also continue to work through the Get Spelling programme.

The children also take part in Guided Reading sessions daily. You can continue reading daily by going onto Oxford Owls website and logging in and accessing the free books on there tailored to your child's reading level. You can also find some recommended texts for you to read to your child under the Literacy Resources tab.

On the class web page there are a range of documents to download to support with your child’s learning at home. You can find this terms spellings and a list of the Y1 and Y2 common exception words so these are great to continue revising and practising. You will also find the Topic homework sheets and additional guidance (such as calculation videos and RWI practice slideshows for children wanting to re-visit some phonics sounds and practice reading and identifying nonsense words).

Additionally, the VLE section on the website (which you should have received a username and password for via email) has further maths, literacy and science activities which you can use to support your child’s learning during their time at home. These will include power points (explaining the learning focus), activity sheets, short tasks and quizzes. These are organised into different sections and new activities will be uploaded each week.  I hope that you will find these resources useful and wish you all the best in this difficult time. 

Useful documents

Name
 Class 2 Curriculum Letter Spring 2020.pdfDownload
 Class 2 Homework Spring 2020.pdfDownload
 Class 2 Welcome Letter.pdfDownload
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Year 1 Spellings

Name
 Week 1 Common Exception Words Y1 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 Week 2 ear as in hear.pdfDownload
 Week 3 Common Exception Words Y1 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 Week 4 ure as in sure.pdfDownload
 Week 5 Common Exception Words Y1 Summer 1.pdfDownload
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Year 2 Spellings

Name
 Week 1 Common Exception Words Y2 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 Week 2 Unit 11 O sound spelt after w and qu.pdfDownload
 Week 3 Common Exception Words Y2 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 Week 4 Unit 12 adding suffix ed.pdfDownload
 Week 5 Common Exception Words Y2 Summer 1.pdfDownload
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Common exception words

Name
 T-L-5155-Year-1-Common-Exception-Words_ver_1.pdfDownload
 T-L-5987-Year-2-Common-Exception-Word-Mat.pdfDownload
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Literacy Resources

Name
 5-Plagues-Reading-Spine-1.pdfDownload
 Character Adjective Word Mat.pdfDownload
 KS1 Conjunction Mat.pdfDownload
 Phonics Homework Set 3 & Additional sounds.pptxDownload
 Sentence Openers Mats.pdfDownload
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Golden 20

To help develop our mental maths skills and develop fluency each week the Y2s undertake the Golden 20 challenge. This is for for both multiplication and division.  The children have 10 minutes to complete the multiplication or division number sentences (see the example above) . When they are successful they will then attempt to complete this in a shorter period of time, before moving onto the next Golden 20 challenge. These are focused on the 2,5 and 10 times tables, so any help at home working on these would be great. Whilst we won't focus on the calculation methods for multiplication and division at this point in the year these are great mental skills to practise. We will also still continue with the half termly Mega Maths Multiplication challenge, for which children achieve a certificate upon completion.

Maths methods

Name
 Divide to halve.pdfDownload
 Division.pdfDownload
 Multiplication.pdfDownload
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 Addition.pdfDownload
 Column addition.pdfDownload
 Describing shape 2.pdfDownload
 Describing shape.pdfDownload
 Divide to halve.pdfDownload
 Golden 20.pdfDownload
 Subtraction.pdfDownload
 y2-subtracting-on-an-empty-number-line-by-counting-backwards.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Fractions Word Mat.pdfDownload
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