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In the event of a forced school closure or a period of self isolation, please use the following links and activities to aid with your child’s home learning. Click here for a timetable to support your child’s learning.

In the classroom, we start every Maths lesson with our “Maths Zone”. This is a 5 minute discussion where we can get in the right mindset for Maths talking about the words we would be using in the lesson and activities. All children greatly benefit from this time. To access “Maths Zone” words and be able to use the same terminology as your child click here. Your child will be able to discuss the majority of these words with you as they have been covered this year.

Weekly focus – 30.3.20

Spellings: – The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –el at the end of words 

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

Topic: Food Chains and Animal Classification

In Year 2 we love:

BBC Super movers,  Cosmic KidsNumberblocks, Topmarks Games, White Rose Maths ,  Oliver Jeffers’ Stories

Spelling games:

Year 2 spelling rules

https://www.spellzone.com/curriculum/national-curriculum/year-2.cfm

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/2/Year-2

Common Exception Words

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-259517.htm

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

Pick a challenge for each subject:

We are providing all children with 3 reading books. In the event of school closure please continue to read with your child daily, any children who have read 3 times a week with be rewarded on return to school. If your child has read all 3 books, we recommend you go on Oxford Owl to access e-books suited to your child’s reading level. (Click here for login). If your child has books they enjoy reading at home, please record these in their diary also as these can count toward the reading reward.

We are also sending home a copy of your child’s common exception word tracker. These show exactly which words your child can read and which words they can spell. In the event of school closure please practice reading and spelling these words with your child. Any improved readers/spellers on return to school will be rewarded.

In your child’s reading diary and home learning exercise book, there are 3 website logins for your child to use. These are for www.ttrockstars.com, kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk and www.letterjoin.co.uk. All children know these websites, how to log on and how access the super games.

 

Please click the links below to download worksheets for your child. 

Creative Writing Challenges 1 

When completing writing challenges please encourage your child to use their phonics knowledge and their learning of SPaG in Year 2. We have a classroom Phonics Help Mat and Mrs Webb’s Wish List to help. Your child has experience using both of these resources.

Maths Challenges 1 

When completing Maths challenges we encourage your children to use objects and drawing to help them.

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Home learning tasks from previous weeks:

Weekly focus – 23.3.20

Spellings: – The /ʌ/ sound spelt o.

Reading: 

Writing:

  • Write your own version of The Hungry Caterpillar.

Maths – Fractions!

Topic:

  • Can you research minibeasts and their habitats? Could you create a minibeast habitat to put in your garden? Could you go on a minibeast hunt in the garden?

 

 

Welcome to the Year 2 page.  Our class teachers are Mrs Webb and Mrs Sandiford.

Year 2 Routines

Reading – We will listen to each child read in Guided Reading groups once per week. Additional one to one reading may take place during the week.

Each day, children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in Reading Records so that we know reading has been completed.

In line with the national curriculum, we will ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and to support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we will issue the next independent reading book.

To encourage reading at home, each time your child reads their name is entered in a weekly draw where a small prize can be won.  In addition to this, each child who reads 3 or more times a week will receive a treat on a Friday afternoon. This may be 10 minutes of disco dancing, painting or playing games.

If you wish to record your child’s reading on a weekend, please use the top of the book response box. We encourage your child to draw a picture or write a response to their favourite books of the week and their completion of this page in their reading record is recognised with and rewarded.

Also, if your child reads any other books at home please record these as they will count towards Friday treat!

Spellings  –  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Spellings will be practised daily in school.

Homework –  Homework books are sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday this is to ensure there is enough time to mark homework and give children appropriate feedback and support where necessary. Any books handed in after Wednesday will be marked the following week. Homework is a mixture of a termly Topic piece and practical Maths.

PE – PE will be on Monday and Thursday.  Your child needs a white t-shirt, dark shorts, spare socks and plimsolls.

Please ensure your child has socks in their PE bag and their kit is in school. 

Staffing – Mrs Webb teaches the class Monday to Thursday each week, and Mrs Sandiford teaches on a Friday. Mrs Macdonald and Mrs Smith are our Teaching Assistants that also work in Year 2.

Our topics covered in Year 2 are:

Autumn 1

Treasure Island

Autumn 2

People of the Past

Spring 1

People, Plants and Places

Spring 2

People Plants and Places

Summer 1

From A to B

Summer 2

Going For Gold!

 

 

 

Flash is hoping to find some homes to visit this half term. If your family would like to have Flash come and stay please let Year 2 know! 

 

 

 

A.F.Harrold Visit!

We had a fantastic time learning to write poetry with A.F.Harrold. We loved hearing his poems and did a super job creating a poem about our dream school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a super day dressed up as pirates for our Treasure Island entry point! Check out our fantastic costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made some super treasure maps and were amazed by some fantastic homework!

 

Plastic Pollution!

As part of our pirate topic and our work with Erasmus + we have been exploring plastic pollution in our sea. We have been looking at how we can recycle plastic and have started an art project made out of 100% recycled materials. 

Step 1:

We have taken unwanted plastic carrier bags and glued them onto some mount card which we have saved from being thrown away!

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Step 2:

We painted our plastic boards with green, blue, white and black paint mixed with PVA glue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3.

We use cardboard boxes, plastic straws, cups and lids to make sea creatures for our plastic oceans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had an amazing time learning all about pirates at Skegness Aquarium!