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Welcome to Hawks Class - Yr2/3

 

Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell

 

Welcome back!!

 

We hope you all had a lovely summer and a restful break.

Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

17th August 2017

 

Hello everyone.

 

What a busy week we have had in Hawks class. In maths we have been learning about patterns in numbers for example what is the pattern for the digits in the ones column for the two times tables? We have extended this to see how far we can count, then we have asked ourselves can I add 1, 10 or 100. Can I count backwards in 1's, 10's and 100? Challenge - always start at a different number! An underlying theme in maths will be place value, so as well as being able to read, write (including spelling) and use numerals we are expecting to be able to identify the value of any digit in a number. Please make sure you learn all your times tables. We will be having speed times tables tests regularly.

 

In English we have reminded ourselves about neat handwriting; spelling; when to use capitals and full stops. Some children will have an extra book in their reading bags. This is from our class please look after it, the purpose of the book is to share reading of a more challenging text. We now look at other reading skills than being able to decode. We will try and share our foci as we work in class. At the moment they are; choose five nouns from your book and create five silly sentences using your nouns; one of your characters is wanted by the police, create a wanted poster include a portrait, name and description; scan your story and make a list of three and five letter words record them in a list; choose your favourite part of the story you are reading, describe what happened and explain why you like this part.

 

We have also explored where in the world different fruit and vegetables come from. At home it would be good to extend your learning by examining your weekly shopping, identifying where your food comes from in the world.

 

We will be carrying out an earthworm watch in science and reporting the results to the Natural History Museum and the Earthwatch Institute. An investigation pack is available for you to do this at home http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/british-garden-wildlife.html.

 

Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell

 

 

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