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Idea of the Week 8 Week beginning 26.11.1

Over the last 2 weeks we have been looking at coins and making amounts of money. Year 2 children need to know the value of coins and how to make the same amount in different ways. There is a really good website that I often use called ICT games. If you google it and go to the maths section, there is a game called Pay for It!. It is really good for making amounts of money.

You can also use 2p/5p and 10p coins to count in-see instructions for the Lid game. Please remember that children often don't see actual coins anymore as we live in a world where we often just tap a credit or debit card!

Idea of the week 7 Week beginning 19.11.18

Idea of the week 6 Week beginning 15.10.18 The Lid Game!

Idea of the Week 5 (Week beginning 8.9.18)

In our writing we have to use the words but....or....and to make our sentences longer and more interesting. These are called BOA sentences and  I have to look for these types of sentences in your child's work. I am constantly highlighting these words with a green highlighter so I have evidence that they have used them.

As this week is a recap on the spellings so far, take any of the words and use them in BOA type sentences. We like to put 'flashing lights' around the words, so I can see they have used them.

Quite a lot of the class have been bringing in some of their spellings which is great as you are practicing them. If your child does any BOA sentences, bring them in to show me!

eg When I had a bath I almost fell down the plughole but my mum saved me!

I couldn't decide if I wanted fish or meat for my tea.

Last Sunday I went to the beach and couldn't see any crabs.


First to bring me one gets a top banana.....there's an incentive!

Idea of the Week 4 Week beginning 1.10.18 A game called Fish!

Idea of the Week 3 (week beginning 24.9.18)

It's Maths this week.Since we got back in September we have been working on pairs to 10. This is crucial knowledge because if you know that 1+9=10, you will begin to know that 10+90=100. We were very rusty but have been improving fast on this. Here are 2 ideas you could do using a pack of playing cards. Here goes.

1. Take out the picture cards and jokers. Put down a card eg 9 and your child has to say the number that makes a pair that equals 10 eg 1. See how many they get against the clock, we do 1 minute. Our class score is 17, so beat that!

2. Take out the picture cards and jokers. Spread the cards out, face down, on the table. The idea is to find the pairs to 10 by choosing 2 cards that make 10. eg 2+8...7+3 etc. If you find a pair, keep it. If not put the cards back and remember where they were. It's a bit like Kim's game, if you ever played that. Good luck!


Idea of the Week 2 Week beg 17th September

Idea of the Week 1 (Week beginning 10.9.18)

Take the spellings for this week and use Spelling idea number 8, writing the words in different fonts and colours. Also try playing Spelling Tennis. I got this idea from Question of Sport!

Imagine you are spelling the word 'could'. Player 1 says c....player 2 says o and so on. If a player makes a mistake, a point goes to the other player and you restart.Whoever says the last letter, if the whole word has been spelt correctly, wins the point. First to 5 points. Good luck!