# Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

# Weekly news

In maths this week, year 2 have been using their place value knowledge to estimate where numbers would go on an empty number line. They have also been practising their times table by playing times table bingo! Next week, year 2 will be starting the maths 'special booklets' so please continue to practise times tables at home.

In English, the children have been reading the book, 'Grace and family'. This book is about a young girl who travels to Africa to meet her father and his new family. We have discussed how all families are different and the children drew their own family portrait. For writing, the children have written from Grace's perspective focusing on using paragraphs and conjunctions. The children have also written about a game of Quidditch!

“My Home Town” – home learning task

Where we grow up plays a huge part in our lives – shaping who we are, what we do, who we know and where we go! For your home learning project for ‘Good to be Me’, over the course of Term 5, we would like you to create something that tells us all about what ‘My Home Town’ means to you. This home learning can take any form – there is no right or wrong way but you can be as creative as you like!

Class home learning

For class home learning this week, we would like the children to practise using the four main maths operations - adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying. This learning can be done however the children wish to (calculations in books, apps on tablets, making a game, teaching their siblings etc). Please remember to read as much as possible at home!

Topic entry point

Next Thursday, year 2 are starting their new topic, 'What's it made of?' For our first lesson, the children will be creating sculptures from a range of materials. We would like the children to bring in any items/materials/objects that they have at home which can be used to create sculptures. We would like the children to bring in: fabrics, plastic, paper, metal, ribbon, old clothes but no glass please! If you have any questions, please speak to your child's teacher.