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ALERT –   Battle of The Classes

Good job to those who joined in with the TTRockstars battle against Y3! We weren’t victorious this time but will get them back at the next battle!

 

Our Super Home Learners!


Click here to see a video of amazing descriptive words from one of our superstars!

Please use the following links and activities to aid with your child’s home learning. Click here for a suggested timetable to support your child’s learning. There is no requirement on how much work needs to completed daily so go at a pace that works best for your child.

Summer term

Weekly focus

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?

 

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

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Home learning tasks from previous weeks:

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:

Topic: 

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?

 

 

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!