Welcome to Chestnut Class
Today we enjoyed our Active Maths session, ordering numbers from 0 - 100.
We were also thinking about number facts: e.g. 63
- Is our number odd or even?
- How many tens and how many ones?
- What is one more/one less?
- How is it written in words?
- How can I show my number using concrete resources?
- Where does my number go on a number line?
- Can I half it?
- Can I use it in a number sentence?
The children all looked AMAZING in their outfits on Roald Dahl Day. All the children were interviewed in their book character roles and they really got into it. We had a lot of fun! They thoroughly enjoyed their bug hunt in the afternoon too.
We enjoyed our English tea party with Promise, who is from Zimbabwe. She answered lots of our questions and showed us some wonderful photos. We are looking forward to learning a lot more about Zimbabwe as part of our learning in geography.
Also, a really big thank you for all the wonderful summer holiday memories! We have loved hearing all their summer news and we now have a lovely display in the class.
I am really enjoying sharing books with your children: they are really enthusiastic readers! Feel free to use the Reading Records to write any communications as I will try to look at these most days.
Next week: w/b Monday 24th September 2018
Remember green Spellings books on Monday please, when the children will be tested on their spelling list (see below).
We will continue reading Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach'.
a change of shoes for the field
a fresh water bottle every day
all belongings are named
Please try to hear your child read and read with your child every day as it helps them so much.
We are learning about Number and Place Value.
Phonics and Writing
We love to write in Y2! We sound out our words really carefully and thinking hard about our phonics when we are writing.
This week we were writing our own adventures based on our class book, where James and his insect friends are lifted to safety by 502 seagulls!
We have been looking at words with the sounds:
ay and ai
ou and ow
ea and ee
oy and oi
ir and er.
Eventually in Y2 we will be joining our handwriting, but we start off by practising our letter formation and the size of our writing in case we've got a little rusty over the summer.
We have new spellings each Monday to learn for a test the following Monday.
Spellings for the test on Monday 24th September:
gem, giant, giraffe, magic, energy, because. We are also practising was and of.