Garrick Green

Infant School

Year 2 16th November 2020

Week 3 Animals and addition & subtraction


In English this week we have been using adjectives and similes to write about different animals. We know that adjectives and describing words and similes is a comparison between two things using like or as. For example, The giraffe's next is as long as a snake. The eagle's wings are as wide as a bus. The fish is colourful like a rainbow. 

We use adjectives and similes in our writing to make it more interesting and to help create a better image for the reader. 

We have also been talking about the different ways the animals move and we will be using all of this to write some animal descriptions. 



In Maths this week we have been thinking about using our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to find the next multiple of 10. If we know that 7+3=10, this can help us with our number bonds to 20, 17+3=20. Using bead strings and 100 squares we have been using this knowledge to find the next multiple of 10.

For example - 36. The next multiple is 40. We know that 6 + 4 = 10. So we know that 36 + 4 = 40.

We have also been adding 10, 11, 20 and 2. We know on a 100 square that to add 10 we just need to 'jump down' to the number below so to add 11 we jump down and then count on 1. To add 20 we 'jump down' twice. To add 21 we 'jump down' twice and then add on another 1. Some children are able to do this mentally and others use concrete resources such as bead strings and 100 squares. Here are some interactive resources you can use at home...

Here is a game to help recognise numbers to 100 quickly and easily...

Maths Challenge

You can work these out in your home learning books! Share the answers with your teacher to gain a team point.

Challenge 1

Mrs Ellis has 24p. She gets given 21p. How much does she have altogether?

What coins might she have to show this amount?


Challenge 2

There are 36 pigs in a field. The farmer adds 10 cows and then 10 goats. How many animals are there altogether in the field?

The farmer then takes out 11 pigs. How many animals are left? 


Big Talk

Here is a picture of a possum.

How many exciting adjectives can you think of to describe them?

Can you think of any similes? 

How do you think the mother possum is feeling?

Where do you think she is trying to get to?


Don't forget...

It is non-uniform day on Friday 27th November. Your £1 donations will be used to buy food and drink to make Christmas hampers which will then be raffled off.