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Welcome to Class 2G

Hello and welcome to 2G.

We love to try our best with all our learning and remember our key Be The Best learning behaviours:

  • I can ask for help and give help
  • I show respect to others
  • I learn from mistakes
  • I work hard to achieve my goals
  • I have courage to try new things
  • I persevere when challenged
  • I am inspired by others

We celebrate children who show these Be the Best behaviours in our weekly Friday assembly and our Star of the Term assembly at the end of each half term. Your child may also get a Starfish Award for making a positive difference to others.

Our topics so far

We enjoyed 2 super topics last term: Amazing Adventurers and The Great Fire of London. This term we have a Once upon a Time topic with a focus on illustrators and the authoring process.

So far...

In English we have been learning the writing essentials CLAPS which stands for:

Conjunctions e.g. and, but, so, then, because, when

Letters – each child is working hard to form tall ascenders and long descenders. Some of us are trying to use precursive letters too!

Adjectives – We know the difference between an adjective, noun and verb and have even  learnt what an expanded noun phrase is ... The shiny, red and metallic robot.

Punctuation – We are mastering using capital letters for names as well as at the beginning of a sentence. We are remembering how to use full stops and even learning when to use commas, ? and !

Spellings – We send these home each week to practise and try to remember past ones whenever we write.

In Maths we have covered a range of topics:

  • Place value of tens and ones in a 2 digit number
  • How to partition a number into tens and ones e.g. 46 = 40 and 6
  • How to quickly add and take away 10 (and multiples of 10) using patterns on the 100 square
  • How to count in multiples of 2s, 5s, 10s and we are beginning to try 3s as well
  • The 2x table and related division facts
  • Recalling number bonds to 10 and 20 quickly
  • Fact families and number bonds to 10 and 20 e.g. 6, 5, 11

6 + 5 = 11     5 + 6 = 11     11 – 5 = 6      11 – 6 = 5

  • What inverse means – addition and subtraction are the opposites of each other. Multiplication and division can ‘undo’ each other.
  • How to use the inverse to work out missing numbers in calculations e.g.

____ + 5 = 14      I know it’s 9 because     14 – 5 = 9

  • How to use more than >    less than <     and     = equals signs in our number sentences e.g.

                                                                                    10 > 3       7+3 > 2+1        3 < 9        1+1 < 5 +2        10 = 4 + 6

  • How to work out division problems by sharing into groups
  • Fractions – how to find a half, quarter and three quarters of a shape and amount
  • Properties of 2D and 3D shape

It is really important to practise number facts like bonds to 10 and 20 as well as the 2x, 5x and 10x tables as often as possible so children are fluent with these facts.

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