Category Archives: Year 1 & 2

Stars of the week

Well done to our stars and friends of the week!

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Tiny Tim’s Maths Tips – Year 1 and 2 Addition continued…

The next stage is children producing more formal recordings using their own ‘blank number lines‘ (often referred to as BNL). Children are able to ‘count on‘ in ones (they do this in their heads but record their ‘working out‘) and circle the … Continue reading

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Tiny Tim’s Maths Tips – Year 1 and 2 Addition

Children understand addition best when it is taught alongside subtraction. Furthermore learning is better if given  a context as mathematical concepts are difficult to grasp without them. For younger children counting people and objects (toys, buttons etc.) and questions such as … Continue reading

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A Visit From The Bug Man!

A big welcome back to all our children and their families. The summer term has got off to a flying ( and creepy crawly) start with a visit from The Bug Man. Years 1 and 2 and The Foundation Stage … Continue reading

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Celebration of Year 1 and 2 independent projects

Congratulations to all the year 1 and 2 children who completed their independent projects on ‘Food’ to such a high standard. Well done and we hope you enjoyed all the yummy food in your International Food Festival yesterday.

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Independent Projects in Years 1 and 2

All the children at Charles Dickens Primary School have an independent project to work on at home and at school. Each project can last half a term or a term. Here is an insight into independent projects in Years 1 … Continue reading

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Learning about ‘doubles’, the active way!

Years 1 and 2 has been focusing on doubling and halving in maths this week. We found some very busy children in the hall, learning about doubling through physical play. There were lots of pairs of hoops positioned around the … Continue reading

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