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wk beg 19.10.2020



This week we will be learning about The United Kingdom, focusing on Scotland. We will be writing facts about Scottish traditions, geographical features and places. We are also exploring the mystery that is 'The Loch Ness Monster'. 


Can you do some research about Scotland and show it in one of these ways:


*a non chronological report 

*a spider diagram of facts

*a booklet about Scotland

*a leaflet advertising Scotland

*a poster advertising Scotland


Can you find out about The Loch Ness Monster and complete some of these activities:


*write an eye witness account about seeing the monster

*write a description of the monster using adjectives and verbs

*write a newspaper report about The Loch Ness Monster

*describe Loch Ness

*research eye witnesses from the past of people who claim to have seen the monster

*write a police appeal poster e.g. Have you seen this monster?



Login to Oxford Owl where you can search and read books matching the book band level that your child is on. (username - kinswoodpeckers password - class)


In addition you may like to read the following book and complete the activities - A Monster Mistake (band 5 green).




This half term we have been learning how to: 


Place Value: Y1 – Addition and Subtraction- Part-whole model. Addition symbol. Fact families – addition facts. Find number bonds for numbers within 10. Systematic methods for number bonds within 10. Number bonds to 10. Compare number bonds. Addition – adding together. Addition – adding more. Finding a part. Subtraction – taking away, how many left? Crossing out. Subtraction – taking away, how many left? Introducing the subtraction symbol. Subtraction – finding a part, breaking apart. Fact families – the 8 facts. Subtraction – counting back.


Y2 – Addition and Subtraction - Fact families – addition and subtraction bonds to 20.Check calculations. Compare number sentences. Related facts. Bonds to 100 (tens). Add and subtract 1s.10 more and 10 less. Add and subtract 10s.Add by making 10.Add a 2-digit and 1-digit number – crossing ten. Subtraction - crossing 10.Subtract a 1-digit number from a 2-digit number – crossing ten. Add two 2-digit numbers – not crossing ten – add ones and add tens. Add two 2-digit numbers – crossing ten – add ones and add tens. Subtract a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number – not crossing ten. Subtract a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number – crossing ten – subtract ones and tens. Find and make number bonds. Bonds to 100 (tens and ones). Add three 1-digit numbers.


This week we are focusing on - Y1 Adding a one digit number to numbers up to 20. Subtracting one digit numbers from numbers up to 20. e.g. 13-6=? Y2 - Adding and subtracting a one digit number from a two digit number up to 100, using place value or a blank number line.



This week we were comparing Birthdays and Toys past and present. We were going to observe Autumnal changes and write about what we can see.


Can you:


*draw what Autumnal changes you can see from your window

*make a list of what happens during Autumn

*compare Birthdays celebrations past and present 

*compare Toys past and present