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Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction – Fact Families – Year 2

Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction – Fact Families – Year 2

Numeracy – Addition and Subtraction – Fact Families – Year 2

In Year 2 this week, children have started to further develop the adding and subtracting skills gained in Year 1 and apply this to fact families. The children drew two simple 10 frames (A rectangle consisting of 10 squares) and used red and blue counters to creat a whole number i.e. 12 red counters + 8 blue counters = 20 counters in total.

The children then wrote fact families for the numbers they created.

12 red counters + 8 blue counters = 20 counters in total can be shown as…

12  +  8  =  20

8  +  12 = 20

20  – 12  =  8

20  – 8 = 12

 

Year 5 at Jarrow Hall

Year 5 at Jarrow Hall

  The pupils in Year 5 had a great day at Jarrow Hall and took the opportunity to try out many Anglo Saxon activities. After a very informative tour of the Anglo Saxon farm, they gathered around an open fire in the Anglo Saxon house to listen to ancient stories about brave warriors and gruesome… Continue Reading

Y6 sports afternoon at Walker Dome

Y6 sports afternoon at Walker Dome

We had a fab afternoon at Walker Dome taking part in lots of team games with Y6’s from other Catholic schools. We played handball, benchball, dodgeball and Kabbadi! The children worked to recieve stickers for a range of skills – passion, determination, respect, self-belief, honesty and teamwork. We had a gret time and were very… Continue Reading

Celebrating St. Teresa’s Day

Celebrating St. Teresa’s Day

After attending a special Celebration Mass for the Feast Day of our patron saint, St. Teresa, the children in Years 5 and 6 took part in some practical activities. They thought very carefully about St. Teresa’s ‘little ways,’ and then made some beautiful prayer bracelets which reflected some of the ways in which they could be… Continue Reading

Stone Age Pottery

We have been learning about Stone Age Pottery. It dates back to around 3500BC, during the Neolithic period. To better understand the challenges people of this time faced, we made our Stone Age pottery using only the materials and resources they would have had. The results were fantastic.   Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Forest School sessions were up & running as soon as the school year started in September. Our new Reception class were introduced to Forest School where they became Kings & Queens for the afternoon after making their very own nature crown. During their next session the children used sticks & grass to decorate the first… Continue Reading

St Teresa’s Parish Autumn Fair

St Teresa’s Parish Autumn Fair

Some of the children from Year 5 made an amazing contribution towards the parish Autumn Fair last Saturday. They designed their own activities and stalls, organised their own equipment and prizes and managed to raise over £120! We were very impressed with their creativity and entrepreneurial skills. The School Council also worked extremely hard to run a… Continue Reading

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

As part of National Poetry day we planned and wrote our own Stone-Age Kenning poems. We also took turns to read Kenning poems we had written as homework to see if anyone could work out what was being described using the clues. Continue Reading