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Year 2 work: Books or Folders?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by babelfish, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. I was wondering how others organise the childrens work in year 2. I currently use a mix of folders and books but was looking for idea/suggestions for how to organise work next year.
    Do you use folders for literacy/ Maths/Topic? If so which ones and are they A4? A3?
    or do you use exercise books? If so:
    For Maths:
    Size of Square?
    A5 or A4 books?
    For Literacy:
    Size of Lines?
    A5 or A4 books?
    Is there space for a picture ?
    For topic books- what do you use?
    Do you have 'rough' books?

    Any suggestions/ideas would be much appreciated.

  2. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    English can't remember the size but quite narrow possibly 8mm? with a margin no space for a picture
    Maths small squares for maths also A4
    Topic half ruled half plain
    also have hand writing books and jotters

  3. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Similar to Msz for yr 2. English books have 10mm spacing(8mm in KS2), maths books have cm quares, topic and science books are half plain/half ruled, RE books the same but A5
  4. titus4t

    titus4t New commenter

    Where do you get 10mm A4 books from? Ideally I'd like A4 10mm lines alt plain and lined for English and Topic. Having to make do with 15mm at the moment cos they're all I can find. 10mm squared A4 for maths; smaller 1/2 lined, 1/2 plain 10mm lines for dictation. That's it. Use lined whiteboards for handwriting.
  5. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    ESPO ( our purchasing organisation) has them
    I've just had great fun sorting out books for next year. I think I've managed to get practically every book in a different colour!
  6. Thanks for the replies guys, this has given me a lot to think about. I think I would prefer to use mostly exercise books, but only if I can get them in the right size/format. I like the idea of having A4 books with slightly larger lines for my more able as it encourages them to write more but without the restriction of narrow lines at the start of the year. For maths I am thinking A4 cm squared are good, because the books are bigger than the A5 ones I currently use and have more room for working out. For folders I am as yet undecided. I want to try to get the class to be able to independently organise their work next year, so will keep thinking for a while...

    Keep the ideas coming!

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