Friday, 7 December 2018

Friday 7th December


Over the next couple of weeks in English we will be using our school story telling approach to create our own versions of the story of Don’t Forget Me Father Christmas.

On Monday the children learnt about adverbs. We spoke about how adverbs are words that describe a verb. How the person is carrying out the action. These words normally end in 'ly'.
For example:
quickly
slowly
happily
quietly

The children worked in pairs and played adverb charades to guess what adverb their partner was acting out!






At home you might like to play adverb charades with you child to see if they can name the adverb.



Loudly





Quietly



Slowly


Carefully




Peacefully



Neatly


Cheerfully




Happily



Quickly



Tiredly




Gracefully


Nervously



Clumsily




Hurriedly


Sadly



Selfishly





Angrily



Competitively







































On Tuesday the children listened to the teacher's version of Don’t Forget Me Father Christmas. This is a picture book so we were really able to focus on using a rich vocabulary when retelling the story in our own way. First, we read the story without looking at the pictures to try and imagine what it would look like. Next  the children had lots of fun adding in actions to the story which helped them to remember key characters and parts of the story.


Next the children had different pictures from the story in which they came up with lots of different adjectives, expanded noun phrases, verbs and adverbs. This is all helpful for the children to magpie for their own stories.


















This week in maths the children have continued learning about money. The children started the week by finding different ways to make the same amount.
Ask your child how many different ways they could make these amounts:
10p
20p
50p
£1
36p
29p
54p
78p
£1.29

Next they solved problems to do with money. You might like to have a go at these problems at home:
Robin has 5 coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?

Robin has 7 copper coins in her pocket. How much money might she have?

Robin has 8 silver coins in his pocket. How much money might she have?

Robin has 6 copper coins and 5 silver coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?


Later in the week the children learnt about giving change. Ask your child these questions:
I am buying a bottle of water for 6p. I give the shopkeeper 10p. How much change would I get?

I am buying a game for 12p. I give the shopkeeper 20p. How much change would I get?

I am buying a toy for 15p. I give the shopkeeper 50p. How much change would I get?

I am buying a snack for 57p. I give the shopkeeper £1. How much change would I get?

I am buying a drink for £2.50. I give the shopkeeper £5. How much change would I get?

You might like to try these games at home:

http://www.ictgames.com/change_eXchanger_50p.html#HELP





















Next week we will be learning about multiplication. The children will be focusing on their 2 times table, 5 times table and 10 times table. You might like to have a look at these over the weekend. Ask your child if they notice any patterns.





In Design and Technology the children added detail to their salt dough Christmas decorations. 




























































Our Christmas play practises are in full swing. We really appreciate all of the parents who are helping their children learn their lines and various parts. We will continue practising next week so please make sure your child has their lines in school. 

Have a lovely weekend,
The Year Two Team.