Well, what a wonderful first week back we have had in Owls' Class! I hope you are all feeling refreshed and enjoyed your first week back after Christmas.
We have been very busy this week...
In Maths, we have started our new topic: Multiplication and Division. This week we have been exploring and sorting concrete and pictorial objects into equal groups. We have also introduced the multiplication symbol (x) for the first time! We know that x means 'lots of'. For example 2 x 4 is the same as 2 lots of 4. We have also been exploring the commutativity of multiplication (e.g. 2 x 4 = 4 x 2). We have been sorting counters into equal groups and working out the multiplication sum.
Can you write the multiplication sentence to describe the equal groups below...
There are ___ equal groups.
There are ___ counters in each group.
There are ____ lots of ___
__ + ___ + ___ = ____
___ x ____ = ____
A huge well done to those children who completed their maths homework over the Christmas holidays, you all did a fantastic job!
In English, we have been learning our new Talk 4 Writing story, Kassim and the Dragon. Can you tell someone at home what the story is about? Within our SPAG lessons this week, we have been looking at the use of speech marks. Where would I put the speech marks in this sentence: I would love a slice of cake, said Tom.
We have also bee looking at contracted words this week. Contracted words, also known as contractions, are short words made by putting two words together. The letters in the contraction are replaced by an apostrophe. The apostrophe shows where the letters would be if the words were written in full.
Can you write the full words for the following contractions:
don't = do not
In Topic, we have started our new topic, Knights and Castles. This week, we have been looking at the key features of a castle. In teams, we created our own castles made out of Lego, clay and cardboard. We then labelled our castles. Can you tell someone at home what the key features of a castle are and what they were used for? (drawbridge, portcullis, moat, the bailey, battlements, arrow loops and turrets).
Year 2 Reminders