2-Week project, due back Monday 19th February
As part of our topic this term, we have been sketching and drawing teddy bears before modelling them using clay. Over the next 2 weeks, you need to be researchers, using books and the internet to find out as much as you can about teddy bears…
- How were they invented?
- What famous teddy bears do you know about?
- Why do people like them?
- How are they played with?
Here are some internet links you might find useful, which are also posted on the blog:
Remember! Think carefully about how you will present your work. It should be clear and easy for the reader to understand, with:
- Neat with good layout and your best handwriting
- Full sentences with lots of interesting description
- Well-structured so the information makes sense
Good luck! We can’t wait to hear what you find out!
Maths & Reading at Home
Reading aloud to an adult for 20 mins every night and discussing the book they are reading is a crucial part of your child’s home learning, which will build their reading fluency, confidence and comprehension.
For Maths, 5 mins daily practise is important. They should practise counting (in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s), number facts to 10 and 20 and the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables so they can answer in random order within 5 seconds. Mathletics is also available for additional Maths practise.
The Year 2 Great Fire of London homework has been of an excellent quality. The children were asked to choose a focus for a project for their home learning about the Great Fire of 1666.
Thanks very much to Ms Hart who was here until 6pm finishing this display. Also to all the parents and carers for their support with the home learning.
Due Monday 4.12.17
This week we enjoyed a visit from the Fire Safety Officer, called Jordana, and we learned how to keep safe in our homes, if there is a fire.
- For home learning this week, you have been sent a pack which includes a leaflet from the Fire Protection Service. Please read this with your parents/carers and talk about all the things you learned during the visit, completing the questionnaire.
- Jordana (the Fire Safety Officer) explained that it is very important for everyone to learn their address, in case of an emergency. Therefore, part of your home learning is to learn your address, if you don’t know it already.
- You have also been given a sheet of plain paper, for you to create your own Fire Safety Poster. Please look after it carefully and make sure your poster is neat, colourful and eye-catching. It should share important messages about how to keep safe if there is a fire at home. Remember what Jordana told us, and use the Fire Safety leaflet for ideas.
- We will be looking for the best examples! Please look after your poster carefully and don’t stick it in your book.
This week we have been exploring symmetry and identifying lines of symmetry. For this week’s home learning, please draw your own symmetrical patterns. You can make them as intricate at you wish.
Times tables: please practise your 5x tables!
Year 2 Home Learning 16.11.17
Due Monday 20.11.17
In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes.
For home learning we want you to go on a shape hunt! What shapes can you find?
Your challenge is to find as many different 2D shapes as you can. You should record what the object is and name the shape (e.g.hexagon). Try to describe the shape by saying what properties it has, e.g.
- · How many sides? Are they long or short, curved or straight?
- · How many corners (vertex or vertices)
- · How many angles inside your shape? Can you spot any right–angles?
Remember your shape can be regular and irregular!