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Milefield Primary School

Spread your wings and soar to success

Welcome back to a brand new school year!

The children in Class 2 have settled well back into school life and are displaying lots of wonderful learning!

 

Week 1 – W/C. 2/9/19

Maths

This week we have been focusing on Place Value. The children have been been identifying the tens and ones in a number and representing numbers in different ways, using range of different objects. We have also been focusing on counting on twos, fives and tens. 

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could collect different objects from around your home such as pasta and use these to represent different amounts.

 

Literacy

This week the children were introduced to the story of Old Bear by Jane Hissey. The children found Old Bear waiting for them in the classroom after he had been rescued from the old, dusty attic! We have been making predictions about what may happen next in the story, as well sequencing the events which take place.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could ask them to retell the story, as well as watching the story and other Bear stories on ‘youtube’ which can be found by typing ‘Old Bear stories’ into the search bar.

­­Topic

This week we have been focussing on History, through identifying and exploring toys, both old and new. We have looked at ways in which old and new toys are similar and different to modern toys, as well as the materials they are made from and how they move/work.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could look at some of the modern toys you have in your home and discuss how they are made, what materials they are made from and discuss whether this is a toy a child would have played with in the past.

 

 

 

Week 2: W/C. 9/9/19

Maths

This week we have been focussing on comparing and ordering numbers to 100. The children have been using the correct symbols (<, > or =) to compare two given numbers and explaining why they have chosen that symbol.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could give your child a range of numbers and ask them to order them from both smallest to largest and largest to smallest.

 

Literacy

This week the children have been focussing on the characters and settings from the story of Old Bear. They used a range of adjectives to describe the settings in the story, including the dark, scary attic, where Old Bear was abandoned. The children have also been focussing on using conjunctions in their sentences to link their ideas together.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could ask you child to write some sentences using the conjunctions they have learnt this week (but, because, or, however).

 

Topic

This week we have been focussing on Science, through exploring different materials and their properties. We have grouped toys according to their materials and discussed why some toys need to be make using a certain materials. We explored the ways in which different materials can change shape and discussed which materials are the most changeable.

If you would like to help your child to consolidate their learning at home, you could look at materials around your home – which materials can you change the shape of and how?