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Year 2

Welcome to Class 2

 

Teacher: Mrs Martin

Teaching Assistant: Mr Singleton

 

Thank you for visiting our class page. On here, you can find more information about our topics, homework expectations in Year 2 and our P.E. lessons. You will also be able to find some useful documents as well as being able to see updates about our learning.

 

Topics

Autumn 1- Africa

Autumn 2- London's Burning

Spring 1- Pioneers

Spring 2- Wonder Women

Summer 1- The Scented Garden

Summer 2- Beachcombers

 

Homework Expectations

 

In Year 2, children are expected to read every night at home in order to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. All children have a homework diary and you should use it to record which page of their book they are up to. In addition to this, children receive a page of Maths homework per week. This goes home on a Wednesday and must be back in school the following Monday. At the beginning of each half term, children will receive a list of spellings, which they are expected to learn at home. They are tested on these words in class the following Friday.

 

P.E. and Forest School

 

Year 2 will have Multi-skills every Monday and P.E. on Wednesdays.  Children will need to wear their P.E. kit to school every Monday and Wednesday.  Kit includes: school P.E. t-shirt, school jumper/cardigan, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and trainers. 

 

Year 2 will have Forest school sessions on a Wednesday afternoon in the Spring Term. The children should come to school in their Forest School clothes every Wednesday.  Forest School clothes include: normal school t-shirt & jumper/cardigan, tracksuit bottoms or leggings, a coat and old trainers or wellies.  

AT HOME?

If you are at home awaiting Covid test results, we have added some work that you could do.  

Maths

Numbots - use your login to access Numbots at home and practise your Maths skills.

Hit the Button - there are lots of Maths games to try.  Number bonds, multiplication etc.  (Link below)

 

Mathletics books - if you have your book at home, continue to do a page each week (Sections A, B & C) to keep up with your class group.

 

Practise your times tables.  See link below for another game to enjoy.

 

Our topic until half term is Addition and Subtraction, so you can practise your skills using the worksheets below.  

English

 

Practise your weekly spellings.  Write them out several times, then put each word into a sentence.  Keep your handwriting neat using the continuous cursive style.  

 

Read, Read, Read! Use Bug Club with your usual school login and password details.  Link below.

 

You can also access Purple Mash for lots of literacy games.  We have used this in school already several times.  Remember to type in welearn365.  Choose your school and click 'Go'.  Contact school if you have forgotten your login and password details.  Once you get to the Home page, select Quick Launch and you should then see Purple Mash.  Click on English, scroll down to find Printable resources and select Diary writing.  Use the template to write a diary entry as if you are a child in Africa.  What was your day like?  What time did you get up?  What chores did you have to do?  Did you go to school?  If yes, how did you get there?  What did you do once you returned home?  

 

Alternatively, you could keep working on your phonics skills by clicking on the Phonics section.  There are so many areas to try, so have fun exploring.

 

Do what you can - every little helps!  See you back at school very soon blush

Knowledge Organisers

Useful websites

 

Take a look at the photos from our first Forest School session of 2021!  We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed exploring the outdoor space.  We worked collaboratively on different projects including: den building, filling our bug home - 'Bugingham Palace', balancing on logs, making a clay igloo as well as making tasty treats like mint choc chip ice cream and salads laugh  Lots of very happy children all working and learning together, despite the wet and wild weather.  

Here are some photos from our visit to the Quinton Allotments on 11th May.  Our topic is all about plants, so it was a perfect opportunity to inspire the children to start 'growing their own'.  Since our visit, lots of the children have told us all about the seeds and bulbs that they have planted at home.  We are busy growing some flowers and vegetables at school too.  We will visit the allotments again later in the year to see how everything has grown.  yes

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