Maths Word Problems

Last week 2nd Class were working hard on some ‘Word Problems’ in Maths. We looked for KEY WORDS in the questions to help us decide whether to use a ‘+’ or ‘-‘ sign. We then made number sentences to help us find the answers.

We even started to write our own word problems. Can you write one below for the class to answer?

Addition key words….

addition

Subtraction key words…. (remember when we ‘take away’ we always take a SMALLER number from a BIGGER number)

subtraction

ai and ay

ai ay

The long vowel sound ‘a’ keeps poping up in our English books. When ‘ai’ or ‘ay’ are out walking together we get the long vowel sound ‘a’!!! The rule for this is… .WHEN TWO VOWEL MEN GO OUT WALKING THE FIRST ONE DOES THE TALKING.

We have enjoyed listening to our Two Vowel Song to help us remember the rule.

Can you think of any ai or ay words?

Aesop’s Fables

aesops fables

Aesop was a Greek storyteller who wrote short stories over 2,500 years ago.

A fable is a very short story with a MORAL (lesson).

Today we read some of Aesop’s Fables and learnt some valuable morals from his stories.

Here are some lessons that we learnt.
1.
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Something that may be funny when it happens to someone else may not be funny when it happens to you.

2.astromoner The Astronomer – Don’t walk around with your heads in the clouds.

3. hare and tort
The Hare and the Tortoise – Slow and steady can win the race.

Here is another one of Aesop’s Fables… Can you figure out what the moral is?

aesops fables