This week I would like the children to use their individual spelling words (the card they are tested on each Monday). I would like them to write a sentence for each of their words, using it in context e.g. if the word is 'gold', they may write 'The Queen wore a gold crown.'
I would like the children to demonstrate their handwriting (cursive for most year 2s, pre cursive for year 1s and those not quite ready for joining yet), please see the attached letter strip below for how the letters should look. Also, don't forget capital letters and punctuations (full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes).
Challenge: Can you use a conjunction in your sentence? Can you write sentences of different types (statements, questions, commands, exclamations)? Can you use expanded noun phrases to describe (adjectives)?
We have started to learn about multiplication over the last week. We have been learning that multiplication is the same as repeated addition, for example: 3 x 5 is the same as 5 + 5 + 5 or 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3. We have started to look at the concept of 'arrays' to help us learn about multiplication. An array is a visual representation of the multiplication process, usually using dots arranged into rows and columns. The children are now recognising that the number of rows multiplied by the number of columns equals the total number or dots. They are good at counting in rows (e.g. counting in 5s if the row has have dots) instead of counting each individual dot.
Please complete the 'Arrays' worksheet. The first one has been done for you as an example.