Year 2 have continued their fraction learning. They have learnt the terminology; numerator and denominator and have begun using them when solving fraction calculations e.g. 1/4 of 16 or 3/4 of 12 etc. They have learned that the denominator (bottom part of the fraction) tells us how many equal parts to divide our whole into whilst the numerator (top part of the fraction) tells us how many parts to count.

In Literacy, the children have consolidated their historical learning on Florence Nightingale by writing their own biographies about her. They were given facts in note form to support them but they had to create their own sentences and try joining more than one fact together using conjunctions such as and or but.

How can you help at home? 

Give your child two simple sentences and ask them which conjunction could join them to make one detailed sentence (compound sentence). Example: I ate my lunch. It tasted vile. This becomes; I ate my lunch but it tasted vile. Both simple sentences (main clauses) are of equal weight within the sentence and they both make sense on their own. However they can be joined by the conjunction ‘but’ to show contrast. 

The spelling homework this week contains Common Exception Words as many of the children are still struggling to spell them by rote. These are words that MUST be learnt by heart and it is expected that the children know how to spell them. Common mistakes from the Year 1 list are ‘were’ and ‘where’ and knowing the difference between the two.

See you next week!

Miss Clifton

P.S. Apologies for the lack of photos this week!