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Welcome to the Year 2 page.

Mrs Webb is the Class Teacher and is supported by Mrs Macdonald.

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 Golden Time on a Friday afternoon.

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 and rewarded.

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

Spellings  –  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Results of the spelling test will be recorded in your child’s homework book. Spellings will be practised daily in school.

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

PE – PE will be on a Wednesday with GTFC coaching.  Please make sure that your children comes to school in weather appropriate P.E. kit. We are also asking that, if possible, children bring a spare pair of trainers to keep at school for extra opportunities for exercise during the week.

Our topics covered in Year 2 are:

Autumn 1

Wonderful Me

Autumn 2

People of the Past

Spring 1

Treasure Island

Spring 2

People Plants and Places

Summer 1

From A to B

Summer 2

Going For Gold!

Power of Reading

The Dark – Lemony Snicket

We are kicking of the year with a fantastic Power of Reading text – The Dark. We have loved watching and comparing the trailers to help us discuss feelings about the dark as well as think of some fantastic descriptions. We have also responded to some haunting music with inky paint to depict The Dark.

 

Lockdown Home Learning Archive

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

Helpful Information:

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. Please keep practising reading and spelling these words with your child. They are super important! 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.

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.

Please click the links below to access extra worksheets for your child. 

Creative Writing Challenges 1 

Creative Writing Challenges 2

Beatrix Potter SPaG Mystery

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 

Maths Challenge 2

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

Reading Challenges 1

Literacy Shed Comprehension Pack

Year 2 Home Learning Pack Classroom Secrets

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Home learning tasks from previous weeks:

Weekly focus: 6.7.20

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Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

  • Lots of you are using BBC Bitesize which has some fantastic resources and works with White Rose Maths.
  • Keep giving White Rose Maths a go! They have fantastic videos and are one of our favourite resources in the classroom. If you require worksheets, let us know.

Topic: 

  • Has anyone seen the Red Arrows recently at Donna Nook? We’ve been enjoying nipping out at school and waving to them! They have inspired us to put together an aeroplane week.
  • Take at look at BBC and learn about the history of aeroplanes. What else can you find out about the development of air travel?
  • There are LOTS of amazing activities on the RAF website. We absolutely love them! Take a look!
  • Have a go designing and making your own planes. You could make a model or try and discover the most effective way of making a paper plane.

Weekly focus: 29.6.20

Spellings:

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

  • Chocolate Bar Measuring 
  • Lots of you are using BBC Bitesize which has some fantastic resources and works with White Rose Maths.
  • Keep giving White Rose Maths a go! They have fantastic videos and are one of our favourite resources in the classroom. If you require worksheets, let us know.

Topic: 

  • With the help of the video, explore how food has changed over the last 100 years.
    • Have you ever eaten what is in the video? Do you notice anything else that is different in the video than today?
    • You could talk to different family members about how food has changed throughout their lives. There are also lots more videos on youtube and BBC to help you explore how food has changed over the years.
    • How could you present your findings and research? Maybe you could make a timeline, leaflet or fact file? Maybe you could make a video presentation including you interviewing a family member? We’d love to see what you come up with!
  • Change 4 Life activity sheet and Sienna’s story  prompt.
  • Research the Bingo Flag Cards, what country the flag belongs to and see if you can match them to the food on the Bingo Boards. Maybe you could choose a country and write a fact file about the traditional food of their culture.
  • At the start of Year 2, we looked at the importance of a balanced diet. Can you revise this knowledge to complete Healthy diet food sorting activity?
  • Can you use your French skills to translate Juliette’s message? Click the message to download a folder of French activities.

Weekly focus: 22.6.20

Spellings:

Reading: 

15 Best Lost toys (and other things) books KS1 images | Books ...Albert Le Blanc: Amazon.co.uk: Butterworth, Nick: 5900029062018: BooksPaddington by Michael Bond, R. W. Alley | WaterstonesOld Bear: Amazon.co.uk: Jane Hissey, Jane Hissey: 9781908759993: BooksTraction Man Is Here: Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: BooksThe Perils of Being a Toy | Sketching Weakly114 Best Toys images in 2020 | Key stage 1, Similarities and ...Big Red Bath (Orchard Red Apple): Amazon.co.uk: Jarman, Julia ...

  • Keep reading! Have you had a look at the Oxford Owl website? (Click here for login) What books have you been enjoying at home? Who have you read to at home? Get in touch if you would like to swap your reading books!

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Maths:

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Weekly focus: 15.6.20

Spellings:

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

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Weekly focus: 8.6.20

Spellings:

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

  • Lots of you are using BBC Bitesize which has some fantastic resources and works with White Rose Maths.
  • Keep giving White Rose Maths a go! They have fantastic videos and are one of our favourite resources in the classroom. If you need a login please let us know!

Topic: 

  • Could you bake The Queen a birthday cake? Design The Queen’s Birthday Cake
  • Use the information you have learnt to make a poster about The Queen.
  • What do you know about The Royal Family? Could you make a family tree? Maybe you could make your own family tree?
  • Like some of us, The Queen cannot have her usual birthday celebrations this year and is celebrating her birthday in a different way with the Trooping of the Colour parade being held at Windsor Castle. If you were The Queen, would you celebrate your birthday?
  • In class we learnt about Queen Elizabeth I – Could you research another Queen or King in history and make a non-fiction page about them. You could include lots of features of non fiction texts.

Weekly focus: 1.6.20

Spellings:

Reading: 

There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight: Amazon.co.uk ...There's a Dragon in Your Book Who's in Your Book?: Amazon.co.uk ... Florence was no ordinary Fairy by Red Robin Books - issuu How To Catch a Dragon (Albie) eBook: Caryl Hart, Ed Eaves: Amazon ... Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow, Lenny Lipton | Waterstones

 

Writing:

Maths:

Topic: 

  • Research different mythical creatures and the beliefs around these! Perhaps you could look at Greek myths or the Lock Ness Monster.
  • Unicorn Biscuit Recipe 
  • Make a model of the creature you have designed! I would love to see them! I wonder if you could make your model move in some way… Maybe with strings like a puppet or with homemade pneumatic systems?
  • Go into the garden and enjoy this beautiful weather. You could make a fairy house or use different things you find to build a trap for a dragon.

Weekly focus 18.5.20

Spellings: Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter (2 of 2)

Reading: 

Writing:

  • High_Flier
  • Hurry Up Uplevelling Sentences
  • If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Why?
  • Imagine you have gone on your dream holiday. Can you write a diary entry to tell us all about it?

Maths:

  • Right about now we would usually be exploring time in Year 2. Have a go telling the time to o’clock and half past. You could use your knowledge on fractions to help you and your knowledge of counting in 5s. Do you know how many seconds in a minutes, how many minutes are in an hour and how many hours are in a day?
  • We love to use post it notes around a hoop to create our own clocks or using a paper plate to make a clock colouring in past and to.
  • We love using the Hickory Dickory Clock game to learn about time! Can you remember playing this in the classroom?
  • Time Worksheet – Time is a very tricky concept to learn. We find it best to learn time in small, regular doses at a pace that is right for the individual child.
  • Keep giving White Rose Maths a go! They have fantastic videos and are one of our favourite resources in the classroom.

Topic: 

  • How did you find the Science, Music and French last week? Did you start your plant investigations? Were you able to translate Juliette’s message?
  • If you are able to, continue your observations for your plant experiment. How are your plants getting on? Have they started growing? Is there anything similar or different?
  • We have learnt a few animals in French. Can you find out the translation for your favourite animal? Maybe you could draw a picture and write the French word for the animal. If you send it to us, we will see if we can translate your findings back to English with the help of Juliette!
  • Choose a country, any country in the world and see if you can research some information about it. Maybe what continent it is in, what animals live in the country and what language they speak. How will you record your research?

Weekly focus 12.5.20

Spellings: Adding the endings – ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

Topic: 

  • Have a go at these science investigations! Let me know how you get on and what you find out! How could you record your findings?
  • One of you superstars reminded me that we were going to do a plant experiment in school where we explore what a plant needs to be able to grow. If you have what you need at home, why not set up a plant experiment of your own? You could take pictures of the progress your plants make and record the results you observe!
  • Why not have a look at Myleene’s Music Klass‘? There some fab ideas to develop your music skills we have been working on in class.
  • Prior to leaving school Juliette had been teaching us how to say different animals. See our French pet word mat to see some of the pets we learnt. We used this video  to help us too!

Now Juliette has a message! Can you use your French knowledge from Y2 to translate? What might you say back to Juliette?

Weekly focus 4.5.20

Spellings: –Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it

Reading: 

Writing:

  • We have been blown away this week with some amazing writing! Check out this superstar using his Y2 writing skills to explain one of the game he has been playing in lockdown! 
  • We would love to see what everyone else has been up too! How about you have a go writing what you have been up to!
  • Animal Town Writing
  • Using Commas to Separate Items in a List
  • As it is VE Day bank holiday on Friday I thought it might be a nice idea for you to make some decorations for the day! You could follow my VE Day bunting example or make you own ideas.  Afterwards you could write instructions so someone else can have a go making your decoration. If you email your instructions to us we can share them here for everyone to have go.

Maths:

Topic: 

  • As requested, here are some more activities to help with your learning of insects!
  • We have been doing lots of learning about all different types of animals and their habitats. Now have a go designing your own Zoo or Wildlife park.
    • What animals would you have in your park? How would you recreate their habitat for their enclosure?
    • You could design your Zoo and then make a model of it.
    • Don’t forget to plan areas such as a gift shop and cafe for your Zoo’s visitors and decide how much your entry fee is as well as a feeding schedule!
    • Have fun!

Weekly focus 27.4.20

Spellings: – The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al at the end of words, words ending in -il

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

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Weekly focus 17.4.20

Spellings: – Words ending in –tion

Reading: 

Writing:

Maths:

Topic: 

  • Follow these how to draw a bird instructions to draw some fantastic birds. Maybe you could paint them or use different materials to collage them. Maybe you could turn them into some beautiful bunting or research different garden birds to recreate.
  • Go on a walk or out in your garden to see if you can complete the garden bird spotting checklist when you are finished you could use the data you collect to complete a bird spotting bar chart and you could even write some questions to test whether your family can read the chart. e.g Which bird was spotted the most?
  • Everyone loves a good word search!
  • Could you use recyclable materials to make a bird feeder. You could design it on piece of paper, label the materials you plan to use, make it and then finish by writing a reflection and evaluation of what you have made. Click here for some inspiration!

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

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?