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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Meet the Year 2 staff

Mrs Minton

Mrs Webster

Mrs Hart

Mrs Norbury

Y2 Teacher

KS1 Leader of Learning

Teaching Assistant

Y2 Teacher

Assistant Head

Teaching Assistant

 

 Monday 6th July

 

Good morning Y2 children and parents.  We hope you enjoyed seeing what you could do with different types of materials last week.  Again, thank you to those of you that sent work to us.  We really enjoy seeing it so keep sending it in. We are still really missing you all and can’t wait to see your smiling faces! We have an extra challenge this week - A virtual Sports Day. Please have a look at the home page to see how to compete. Which Year 2 class will win the challenge? Will it be 2M or 2H?

 

This week we are going to continue with the activities.

 

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Spelling

This week we are going to recap a spelling rule from earlier in the year. We are going to look at ‘dge’ and ‘ge’. We use ‘dge’ if it comes straight after a short vowel sound. At all other times we use ‘ge’. Remember that you can practise these in different ways to help you remember them (dots, pyramid, eyes closed, sentence and opposite hand).

  1. badge
  2. edge
  3. fridge
  4. dodge
  5. bridge
  6. village
  7. age
  8. huge
  9. change
  10. charge

 

 

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle

Do some exercise and get some fresh air

 

Additional activity

History

We are going to learn about the Great Fire of London. We’d like you to start by watching this video.

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

It is interactive so there’s plenty for you to do as you are watching it.  When you have finished, we’d like you to sequence the events of the Great Fire of London. You can choose how you would like to do this. You could make your own booklet, draw a timeline, construct a timeline out of Lego, boxes or anything else you can think of, represent the sequence of events through a drawing, painting or collage. You could get your whole family involved and act it out. Most of all, have fun doing it!

Remember, we’d love to see your work so please take photos of what you choose to do. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

Have fun!

The Year 2 team.

Story Time

 Here is another story for you to enjoy.

Monday 29th June

Good morning Year 2 children and parents.  We hope you enjoyed being investigators last week.  Again, thank you to those of you that sent work to us.  It feels like forever since we saw you in school, we really miss you but are so proud of the work that you have been doing.

 

This week we are going to continue with the activities.

 

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Spelling

This week we are going to look at words ending in ‘ies’ when the root word ends in a ‘y’. Remember that you can practise these in different ways to help you remember them (dots, pyramid, eyes closed, sentence and opposite hand).

  1. flies
  2. tries
  3. replies
  4. copies
  5. babies
  6. carries
  7. ponies
  8. ladies
  9. parties
  10. families

 

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle

Do some exercise and get some fresh air

 

Additional activity

Science

This week for our Science, we are going to investigate how different materials can change shape.  If you have some playdough, plastercine or clay, try changing the shape of it by twisting it.  Then try bending it, stretching it and squashing it.  How does each one of these actions change the shape of it?  Next, we would like you to investigate different materials around your house.  For each material, see if you can squash it, bend it, stretch it and twist it.  You could create and fill in a table a bit like the one in the picture below.  Think carefully about why you can or cannot do the different actions.  Have fun and be super scientists!

Remember we’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

Have fun!

The Year 2 team.

Story Time

I really miss our quiet time at the end of the day, reading stories, especially ones that you bring in for us.  I thought it would be nice to read you a story online so you don't forget me! I hope you enjoy it.  From Mrs Minton

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Y2 children and parents.  We hope you are all doing OK and enjoying your home learning activities as well as all of the other activities you are doing.  Thank you to those of you who have been sending your work, it’s lovely to see.  You are all doing amazing (children and parents!).

 

This week we are going to continue with the activities.

 

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Spelling

This week, we are going to look at words ending in ‘al’. Can you practise these spellings and put them into some sentences? Remember to practise them in a different order each time to learn them better. If you struggle with any of them, you could use the pyramid to help you remember it.  Maria has also been practising her spellings and doing them in different ways.  She has done them in dots, rainbow colours, with her eyes closed and with her opposite hand, she has really enjoyed it!  Maybe you could try some of these different ways.  Here are this week’s spellings:

  1. metal
  2. pedal
  3. capital
  4. hospital
  5. animal
  6. local
  7. petal
  8. loyal
  9. rascal
  10. mammal

 

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day.

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle.

Do some exercise and get some fresh air.

 

Additional activity

Science

This week we would like you to do some investigating.  First, look at the PowerPoint attached all about Charles Macintosh.  Then see if you can test some different materials around your house to see if they are waterproof.  The easiest way to do this is to fasten the material over a cup or bowl.  You could use some string, wool or a hair bobble to secure it.  You need to think carefully about how you will make it a fair test so think about using the same size cup or bowl each time, the same amount of water and the same temperature of water.  You can decide how much water you want to use.  Drip the water onto the material and see whether it goes through.  You could try tinfoil, fabric, kitchen roll, wool, felt or anything else that you have in your house.  You could write this experiment up to show what you have done and what you have found out.

Remember we’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

Have fun!

The Year 2 team.

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Times Table Rock Stars Battle

A big well done to 2M for winning the battle this week.  A special mention to Kaelan, Benji and Ella from 2H and Oliver, Ethan and Alex from 2M for contributing the most to their classes.  Keep up the hard work and let's see if 2H can take victory this week!  Let's see if we can get more of you joining in and practising your times tables.

Monday 15th June

Good morning Y2 children and parents and welcome to another week of home learning. Keep those fingers crossed that the sunshine comes back this week so that you can get outside and enjoy yourselves.  It has been so lovely to speak to some of you this week but I think it has made us miss you all even more.  We will continue with those phone calls whenever we are in school. 

 

This week we are going to continue with the activities.

 

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If your child is finding the maths section on Bitesize too challenging, you could try playing on one of these games on Topmarks.  The number bonds section is particularly useful.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling

This week we are going to look at words ending in ‘le’ and ‘el’.  The ‘le’ ending is more common.  The ‘el’ spelling rule is used after an m, n, r, s, v, w and usually after an s.  Can you practise these spellings and put them into some sentences? Make sure you practise them in a different order each time to learn them better. If you struggle with any of them, you could use the pyramid to help you remember it. 

e.g.

         t

        ta

       tab

       tabl

      table

 

  1. table
  2. apple
  3. bottle
  4. little
  5. middle
  6. camel
  7. tunnel
  8. squirrel
  9. travel
  10. towel

 

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day.

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle.

Do some exercise and get some fresh air.

 

Additional activity

Science

Continuing with our science topic on materials, we are going to be thinking about choices of materials for different objects.  Certain objects are suitable for different objects because of their properties.  For example, glass is suitable for a window because it is transparent (see through) and strong.  Wood would not be suitable for a window because you wouldn’t be able to see outside and the room would be too dark.  Another example could be that wood is good for a chair because it is strong but felt would not work because it would squash when someone sat on it.

Your activity is to create a poster with different objects, thinking about what would be suitable and what would not.  Split your page in half down the middle.  On the left, draw objects made out of the correct material and write a sentence underneath explaining why – A________ can be made out of _______ because ________. On the right, think of something silly that would not be suitable and write a sentence – A __________ could not be made out of ___________ because _____________.  See how many you can think of.

Remember we’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.  We now have access to this email account so that we can reply to your emails and give feedback on the work sent, this makes it even more exciting for us and will hopefully make you feel proud of your work!

Have fun!

The Year 2 team.

Monday 8th June

 Good morning Y2 and welcome to a new half term. We are still missing those happy, smiling faces and hope we can see you all soon. We hope you have had a break from your school work and have enjoyed the sunshine. Mrs Hart has read three books over the holidays and learnt to cross stitch. Mrs Minton has been on lots of country walks, had water fights in the back garden and celebrated her birthday with a big chocolate cake that she made herself!  Have you tried anything new? Don’t forget to keep sending us your pictures.

 

This week we are going to continue with the activities we were asking you to do before the holidays.

 

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Practise 10 spellings from your common exception word mat or go on Phonics Play

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle - a new battle starts today and ends on Sunday.

Do some exercise and get some fresh air

 

Additional activity

If we were at school, we would have been starting our science topic about materials so we would like you to do a materials hunt around your house. You need to find at least 6 different objects, draw them and label what they are. Then we would like you to describe some of their properties, there are some words below to help you but I’m sure you can think of more. Finally, you could choose two of the objects and describe their similarities and differences.

Words to help you: smooth, sharp, soft, hard, shiny, rough, bumpy, pointy, flat, clear, fragile.

Remember we’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

Have fun!

The Year 2 team.

Monday 18th May

Hello Year 2, we are really missing you so much now and wish we could see all of your smiling faces.  Thank you so much to those children who have sent us work to look at, it really cheers us up seeing what you have been up to.  There has been some excellent RE work produced by you all, you seem to have learnt a lot about Judaism.  Don’t forget to look at the galleries page for the photos.  We hope you enjoyed the music activity if you did it.

 

Ongoing activities:

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Spelling – This week we are continuing with homophones.  Please practise and learn these spellings.  You will need to put them into sentences so that you really know which spelling makes sense.

  1. threw
  2. through
  3. there
  4. their
  5. they’re
  6. by
  7. buy
  8. bye
  9. write
  10. right
  11. hole
  12. whole

 

Reading - Keep up your reading, a little bit every day.  Don’t forget to talk to your grown up about the book and get them to ask you questions about it.

Mrs Minton has been using the Oxford Owl website with her little girl and there are lots of different books on all of the different colour book bands.  You need to register but it is free.

 

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle.

 

Do some exercise and get some fresh air.  Remember that Joe Wicks does online PE at 9 o’clock every day and there are also lots of other online physical activities like cosmic kids yoga and Go Noodle (both of these are free.)

 

Additional activity

 

Science / Art – After the holidays, we are going to be starting a new science topic on materials.  To start this off, we thought it would be nice to do some artwork.  Your challenge is to produce a picture using any materials that you would like.  This could be a picture made out of leaves, grass, twigs etc. or it could be a picture using different materials from around your house.  You could choose to do an animal or a scene with your materials.  Have fun!

 

In school, it would have been wellbeing and mental health week this week.  Please see the homepage for different activities to support the children and parents.

 

We’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

Have fun!

 

The Year 2 team.

Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone!  We hope you had a good week last week and enjoyed doing some of the VE Day activities.  Thank you so much to those children who have sent us work to look at, it really cheers us up seeing what you have been up to.  Don’t forget to look at the galleries page for the photos.

 

Ongoing activities:

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Spelling – This week we are changing it to homophones.  We have looked at homophones in school already.  These are words that sound the same but have different meanings.   Please practise and learn these spellings.  You will need to put them into sentences so that you really know which spelling makes sense.

  1. see
  2. sea
  3. here
  4. hear
  5. which
  6. witch
  7. wear
  8. where
  9. too
  10. to

 

Reading - Keep up your reading, a little bit every day.  Don’t forget to talk to your grown up about the book and get them to ask you questions about it.

 

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle.

 

Do some exercise and get some fresh air.  Remember that Joe Wicks does online PE at 9 o’clock every day and there are also lots of other online physical activities like cosmic kids yoga and Go Noodle (Both of these are free.)

 

Additional activity

 Music – We thought it would be nice to have some fun this week so please see the PDF attachment for our music activity.

 

We’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

Have fun!

 

The Year 2 team.

Monday 4th May

Welcome to week 5 of learning from home.  We hope you are all OK and staying safe.  The Maths and English activities are staying the same as last week for you to continue.

 

Ongoing activities:

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, Maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Practise 10 spellings from your common exception word mat or go on Phonics Play.

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day.  Don’t forget to talk to your grown up about the book and get them to ask you questions about it.

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle.

Do some exercise and get some fresh air.

 

Additional activity

Continuing with our RE topic, we would like you to find out about the Jewish festival called Chanukah.  This can also sometimes be spelled Hanukkah.  Click on the link to watch a short video about it.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n2kp0

You can also find out more at this website:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35030671.  Try doing the quiz to see what you know.

Can you create a poster to give information about Chanukah? 

It also tells you how the families celebrate.  Can you think of a time in the year that you celebrate with your family?  What special things do you do to celebrate?  Design a poster for this celebration.

Special activity – This Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  Please look at the information on the home page from Mrs White to celebrate this special day.

We’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

 

Have fun!

 

The Year 2 team.

Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots

 Well done to 2H for winning the battle - it was a close one!  Another battle has been set up to start next Monday.  Well done to Harrison, Lillie-Rose and Milea from 2H and Oliver, Blake and Nusaybah from 2M for contributing the most.  Well done to those people who have been going on Numbots too, we have been looking at all the progress you have been making! Stay safe and keep smiling.

Monday 27th April

 

Good morning Y2 and welcome to another new week. We hope you have been enjoying the sunshine and doing some of your learning outside, if you can. We are still missing seeing all those smiling faces every day and hope to see you all again soon.

 

This week we are going to change what we are asking you to do. Your grown ups have probably seen that there are lots and lots of different activities on the internet that you could do and it’s difficult to know what to choose. We have had a look at them and we have made a list of what we’d like you to try and do each day over the next few weeks. The list will stay the same, to make things easier, and we will add one additional activity each week.

 

We would like you to try:

Bitesize Daily – there are three activities a day, English, maths and one other. The link below will take you straight to the Y2 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Practise 10 spellings from your common exception word mat or go on Phonics Play.

Keep up your reading, a little bit every day, making sure that you talk about the book with a grown up.

Go on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots – Try and help your class to win the Rock Star battle.

Do some exercise and get some fresh air.

 

Additional activity

Last week we introduced our RE topic ‘Who are Jewish people and what do they believe?’ This week we’d like you to learn about Shabbat. There are three short videos you can watch if you follow the link below

  1. Introduction to Shabbat
  2. Celebrating Shabbat in a Jewish home
  3. Closing of Shabbat

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbw2hv/resources/1

When you’ve watched them, can you produce a piece of work about Shabbat? This could be a booklet, a piece of writing, a piece of art, illustrations with captions, a spider diagram or any other way of presenting it you can think of. Be as creative as you like.

 

We’d love to see your work. Remember your grown up can send it to homelearning@dweschool.org if you’d like us to see it. Some of them will be chosen to go on the website.

 

Have fun!

 

The Year 2 team.

Times Table Rock Stars Battle

 Well done to 2M for winning the holidays battle.  A special well done to Kaelan, Lillie-Rose and Cody from 2H and Blake, Zain and Ethan from 2M for contributing the most to their class scores.  Each class has now won one battle - the competition is on this week! You have until Sunday at 6 o'clock to get your scores in.  Remember, just 10 minutes a day will help keep your times tables going and help you start to remember them.

 

Sending us your work

In the post this morning we didn't know about emailing work - please email your work to homelearning@dweschool.org so that we can see what you have been up to.

Monday 20th April

Welcome back after the holidays everyone! We hope you have had a lovely few weeks, enjoying the sunshine and spending time with your families.  Here are some more home learning ideas for this week.

Maths

We will set up another battle between the classes on Times Table Rock Stars.  Well done to everyone who has been taking part.  Remember to keep those number bonds going on Numbots too.

 

Can you go on a shape hunt around your house?  See how many different 2D shapes you can find.  Write down any similarities and differences that you can find about any of the shapes.

 

If you have a money box or jar in your house, you could set up a shop to help you identify the different coins and also work out the change needed.  You could also work on making the same amount of money in different ways like we did in class.  If you haven’t got the coins, you could make your own or try it by writing down the values.

 

Learning to tell the time (if you can’t already) would also meet one of our Year 2 targets.  Learning o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and then progressing to the 5 minute times.  You could draw a clock outside using chalk or make your own clock to help you practise.

 

While the sun is shining, you could take the opportunity to do some measuring in the garden.  If you have some food colouring, you could make some different coloured liquids and create some potions.  Plan the potion first with different amounts of each colour and then measure them out carefully.

 

English

Following on from our work on the Gruffalo and writing a non-chronological report about gruffaloes, you could design and label your own made up creature and write a non-chronological report about it.  You could include what the creature looks like, what it likes to eat, what its hobbies are, who its friends are or any other information you want to make up.  This is the writing that we would be starting this week in school.  Remember to start your report with a question and an ‘if’ sentence (e.g. Would you like to find out about ping pongs?  Read on if you do.)  Also remember to use question headings with a ? for each section and develop your sentences using and, but, so, or, because, when and that to give more detailed information.  Don’t forget to check you capital letters and full stops carefully!  You could use commas in a list and apostrophes for a challenge.  Once you have finished, don’t forget to go back, check carefully and improve your writing to meet our Year 2 target.

 

To help with your spelling, choose 10 words off the common exception word list that you find tricky and practise them in some different ways.  You could do the pyramid writing or write them in all different colours.

 

Topic

Our new topic is ‘Who are Jewish people and what do they believe?’  To begin this work you could do some research and create a factfile or PowerPoint presentation about Jewish people and Judaism.  You could use these websites to help you.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Judaism

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/judaism

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/jewish.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8

 

Extras

The Royal Opera House have put together lots of learning materials and activities for all ages.  If you are interested in dance, singing or theatre, you might enjoy looking at these activities and giving some of them a go.

https://learning-platform.roh.org.uk/

 

BBC Bitesize are also supporting home learning a lot more from today (Monday 20th April).  There will be daily lessons available online and on the red button.  A timetable is available so you can plan what you want to do.

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zjh72sg/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbitesize-daily-schedules-teach%2Fzdtwjhv&intlink_ts=1587294737220-sa

https://bam.files.bbci.co.uk/bam/live/content/zmgyvk7/pdf#sa-link_location=blocks&intlink_from_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbitesize-daily-schedules-teach%2Fzdtwjhv&intlink_ts=1587294804298-sa

 

We look forward to hearing about the home learning that you have been doing when we get back to school.  Have fun and keep learning everyone!

 

From the Year 2 team

Times Table Rock Stars Battle

A big well done to 2H for winning the first Year 2 battle between classes!  Well done to all of you from both classes who contributed to their class scores.  A new battle has now been set...come on 2M, you can do this!  Let's see more of you joining in with this one and keep those times tables coming.  Remember to use your finger counting to help you.

Monday 30th March
Good morning Year 2.  We hope you are all happy and staying safe as home learners, having lots of fun with your families.  I'm sure you are keeping busy but here are a few more links for things to do to keep those minds active!
https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home - Keep up with that reading and comprehension!
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ - Carol Vorderman maths
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p - BBC Bitesize with lots of different subjects covered.
 
We have set up a 2M versus 2H battle on Times Table Rock Stars...Let the competitions begin!  You have until 6 o'clock on Sunday to get going and see which class can win!
 
Don't forget to keep going with Numbots too as well as those creative activities like drawing, building, baking and making things.
 
We hope to see you all soon, we miss those smiley faces coming into school!
 
From Mrs Minton and Mrs Hart

Home Learning

A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets - 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Please note, this link will only work on a PC/laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets.

Hello to all of our Year 2 parents and children.  Here are a few more ideas for you to be doing at home that link to our topics.

 

Home Learning

 

Our topic is ‘Our Natural World’.

Some writing ideas are: In the spring I see… writing, looking after a pet / animal instructions, common exception words spellings, favourite animal poem or writing a letter to a relative or teacher.  Children should make sure that they take care with capital letters and full stops and try to include conjunctions (and, but, so, because, if, or, when, that) in their writing.

 

You could also do an animal habitat information poster, life cycle of a particular plant or animal, painting or drawing of a plant and labelling it, planting seeds and keeping a diary, roots and water experiment or a signs of spring hunt.

 

Children could continue to develop their sewing skills and make a different puppet.  They could look at some artists who focus on living things (Van Gough’s sunflowers as an example) and try to copy these.  There is also a 30 day lego challenge that the children may enjoy doing.

 

To keep the maths key skills going, children should go on Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  Top Marks also have lots of good games to play.  In addition to this, playing games such as snakes and ladders, Top Trumps and connect 4 will be good for the children.  If you’re feeling really creative, you could even make your own snakes and ladders board!  They can also continue to develop their speed of recalling number bonds to and within 20.

 

Plenty of time doing book related activities will also be very good for the children.  Lots of discussion about the books and questioning the children about character’s feelings and why things have happened in the book will help develop their comprehension skills.  Phonics Play is a free online resource which has many interactive games and resources.  The username is march20 and the password is home.

 

If you have access to a printer, you may want to use the ‘Year 2 School Closure Home Learning Resource Pack’ on the Twinkl website.  This covers a range of subjects from the National Curriculum.

 

Joe Wicks is doing an online PE lesson on YouTube every day at 9 o’clock.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Other practical ideas would be to teach the children how to tell the time and tie their shoe laces. 

 

This list is in no way exhaustive, feel free to be as creative as you can be and enjoy your family time together!

Mrs Minton and Mrs Hart

Here is a list of the Year 2 common exception words for the children to learn while they are off school.  Thank you.

February 2020 - Plants

 As part of our topic on 'Our Natural World' and our science topic of 'Apprentice Gardener', we have been looking closely at seeds.  We have also planted some cress to find out how it grows best.

February 2020 - Poetry

 We have been looking at 'At the zoo' by A.A Milne.  We discussed the features, learnt it in groups and then wrote our own versions to share with each other.  The children were very proud of their work.

February 2020 - Outdoor reading

 The children are very keen to read their library books and books from home.  They have asked if they can take them outside at playtime!

January 2020 - Biscuit Bear

 We have enjoyed reading the story of 'Biscuit Bear' by Mini Grey.  To inspire us with our work and for our DT project, we have designed and made our own Biscuit Bears.  This was a lot of fun.

January 2020 - Conrad Burdekin

 We enjoyed a visit from the poet, Conrad Burdekin.  We worked with Conrad to write our own class poem, this was lots of fun!

December 2019 - Festive fun!

 We have had lots of fun in the last few weeks of term.  We have made Christmas lanterns using instructions from Santa.  We have also made cards and calendars and had lots of fun at our party!

 

11th November 2019 - Remembrance Day

To support our history work on Remembrance Day, we went for a walk to Thornley Park to have a look at the cenotaph.  Later in the week, we learned and performed some Remembrance Day poems.  We also used recycled egg boxes to make our own poppy wreaths for the classroom door.

October 2019 - Rangoli patterns

To celebrate Diwali, Year 2 used chalk to draw Rangoli patterns on the front playground.  This was a lot of fun!

October 2019 - place value

 We have been learning about place value by using lots of different maths equipment.

September 2019 - Maths Buddies

 Year 2 and Year 6 have enjoyed being maths buddies as a continuation from reading buddies last year.  In our session, we played a game called 'Order Order' where the children rolled dice and raced to get their numbers in order.  This was a lot of fun!