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Year 2

Pygmy Owls

We hope that you had a fantastic Summer break and are ready for an exciting year in school. We are all looking forward to working with our new class. We hope you will enjoy your time in Year 2 and will continue to work hard, as you have done in Year 1.

If you have any photos or home learning to send in you can send it to pygmyowls@gisburnroad.com

Miss A Kitson

Miss Kitson

Teaching Assistant in Year 2

Mr N Browne

Mr Browne

Assistant Head Teacher, Year 2 Teacher and Governor

Year 2 curriculum overview

Barlick Bear

Barlick Bear has been on his summer holidays with Mr. Browne and his family. Over the year the children in Year 2 will have the opportunity to take Barlick Bear home for the weekend and then tell the class what he has been up to. He has a special diary so the children can write about his adventures.

We love to see what he has been up to so please take photos. These can be stuck in his diary or emailed directly to Barlick Bear at

barlickbear@gmail.com

Barlick Bear

KIRFs

At Gisburn Road we expect all children to try their best to learn their KIRFs. KIRFs or Key Instant Recall Facts are maths facts that children need to know in order to progress quickly in maths. Examples of KIRFs are knowing number facts or number bonds, halves and doubles and 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

Great ways to help your child practise maths

Printable worksheets can be found at

mental-arithmetic.co.uk

Snappy maths

Math Aids (American site)

Our KIRFs challenge for the first half term are for the children to learn their number bonds of 10 and then 20.

i.e.   6+4=10, 2+8=10, 13+7=20

The children will be tested by asking them "7 and what makes 10?" etc.

Our KIRFs challenge for the second half term (November 2016) will be for the children to learn their 2x table.

i.e.   1 x 2 = 2, 2 x 2 = 4 etc.

The children can practise this KIRFs by using this website Conker Maths and choosing number 1  in the second 'Multiplication' tab.   Good luck.

Our KIRFs challenge for the third half term (January 2017) will be for the children to learn their 10x table.

i.e.   1 x 10 = 10, 2 x 10 = 20 etc.

The children can practise this KIRFs by using this website Conker Maths and choosing number 5  in the second 'Multiplication' tab. Please also make sure you know your 2 x table. You can practise your tables here. Math Magician - Good luck.

Our KIRFs challenge for the forth half term (February 2017) are for the children to learn their halves and doubles of numbers to 20

i.e.   double 8=16      half of 18=9

The children can practise this KIRFs by using this website Conker Maths and choosing number 4  in the fifth 'Doubles and Halves' tab. Please also make sure you know your 2 x table. You can practise your tables here. Math Magician - Good luck.

Our KIRFs challenge for the fifth half term (May 2017) are for the children to learn their addition and subtraction facts for multiples of 10 up to 100.

i.e.   70-20=50     60+40=100      90-30=60

The children can practise this KIRFs by using this website Conker Maths and choosing number 8  in the first 'Number Bonds' tab. Please also make sure you know your 2 x table. You can practise your tables here. Math Magician - Good luck