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Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 2, access the resources linked to Key Stage 1.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 2HS Class Blog 23.11.20

This half term in school the children are exploring the Geography of our country and looking at the historical event of the Great Fire of London. If you are learning from home have ago at these activities with your grown up.

Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teacher

Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

Maths: Fractions

Maths this week focuses on fractions of a shape and amount. The children will be looking at 1/4 , 1/2 , 1/3 and 3/4 this week. To support the children’s understanding they will look at this pictorially using colours and also through sharing to find a fraction e.g. ¼ of 8 is sharing 8 into 4 equal amounts

Literacy: Suffixes – look at the root words and add the suffixes to great new words (use the pictures to help you)

Look at the images of the settings and use your senses like we did when imagining we were at the Great Fire of London to describe the place or scene

History: Think about the activities we have already done surrounding the Great Fire of London. Imagine what it was like on the day and the events that happened. Take on the role of a newspaper reporter and describe the events of the day.

Art: In art we have looked at colour mixing in previous weeks and using black and white to add shade and tone into other colours making them lighter and darker. Use the colours red and orange to create your own fire picture like the flames of the Great Fire of London. Then create silhouettes of the houses on pudding lane using black card or paper.

Here is an example showing what yours could look like…

Geography: Look at the four points of the compass and discuss North, East, South and West. Ask the children to follow your directions around the house. Then have a go at following the instructions on the map

Year 2HS Class Blog 16.11.20

This half term in school the children are exploring the Geography of our country and looking at the historical event of the Great Fire of London. If you are learning from home have ago at these activities with your grown up.
Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teacher
Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

Maths: Length and Weight
Maths this week focuses on measuring length and weight. In our activities the children are focusing on ordering smallest to largest and also comparing using the symbols greater than, less than and equal to. This allows the children to compare the amounts in both their length and weight using standard measures.

Literacy: Adjectives are words we use to describe nouns. Here are some activities for nouns and adjectives. Can you identify and describe?

History: Imagine you are in Pudding Lane at the time of the Great Fire of London. Can you explain what was around you using your senses?

Geography: Here is a map of the United Kingdom can you use google maps to label the countries that make up the UK?

PE: Have a go with your family at playing this simple game to warm up your muscles. Listen carefully to the instructions and see if you can make it harder by not using words and just looking for the signs.

Year 2HS Class Blog 09.11.20

This half term in school the children are exploring the Geography of our country and looking at the historical event of the Great Fire of London. If you are learning from home have ago at these activities with your grown up.
Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teacher
Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

Maths: Division
Maths this week is dividing a number by sharing. The children will be focusing on dividing by 2, 5 and 10 equally. To do this we will be sharing practically with physical resources to show the children how many they would each receive when shared.

Literacy: Look at the activities below using your sounds to help you.

Keep working on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in your writing. Can you fix these sentences?

Now write some sentences of your own using the picture to help you.

History: Look at the pictures and retell the story of the events of the Great Fire of London in the correct order.

Geography: In Geography we have been looking at our capital city London. Can you find London on the map?

PSHCE: It is important to talk about our thoughts and feelings. Talk to your grown up about all the things you are grateful for in your life and why.

Year 2HS Class Blog 02.11.20

Welcome back after a well-deserved week off. We hope you all enjoyed the half term and had some Halloween fun! Now we are back to school we will back to working hard and we hope you can continue to assist us in supporting the children to achieve their full potential.
Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teacher
Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

Maths: Multiplication and Division
Maths this week is exploring the 2, 5 and 10 times table. The children will focus on counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s, multiplying practically and dividing by these numbers using sharing to support us.

Using lots of can you have a go at solving these multiplication number sentences?

e.g. 3 x 2 = 6
2 + 2 + 2 = 6 + + = 6

Have a go at…
5 x 2 =
7 x 2 =
4 x 5 =
8 x 5 =
3 x 10 =
6 x 10 =

Literacy: Keep working on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in your writing.

Geography: This half term Geography is all about exploring the United Kingdom. Look at the map and locate where England is. Can you use the map of England to find Sunderland?

Where is England?

Can you find Sunderland?

History: This half term the children will be exploring ‘Bright Lights Big City’ looking at the history of London and the Great Fire which started in the bakers on Pudding Lane in 1666.

Can you research the Great Fire of London and find three facts to share with others in the classroom. They can be about how and when the fire started, the people involved, events that happened and how it was resolved. We can’t wait to hear what you have found.

Art: In art the children will be using shading and toning to create scenes of colour from the Great fire of London. The children will explore creating lighter and darker shades of reds, oranges and yellow to bring their fire pictures to life. Have a go at mixing red, oranges and yellows with paints to see if you can create a range of tones. If you don’t have paints try pressing on lighter and heavier with coloured pencils to create different tones. Here is a fire picture to help…

Year 2HS Class Blog 19.10.20

All children will have received their Purple Mash and Education City log ins last week, please have a look at the activities the children can do and show them how to access this independently at home. Thanks again for your continued support. Your Staff are:
Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teacher
Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

Maths: 2D and 3D shapes
Maths this week is focused on 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. Explore 2D shapes their features and investigate lines of symmetry. Can the children name the 3D shape and begin to describe their properties e.g. faces, edges and vertices.

Literacy: Have a go at the activities on the SPAG mat. Can you read the words? Can you add the capital letters and full stops?

Art: The children have been learning about castles this half term and to round off their learning we asked the children to design and make their own shields including a crest. Here is a blank template to design a shield and maybe you could have ago at making one from things round the house e.g. playdough.

Science: Draw an everyday object in the box. Try and choose something which is made of more than one material. Write some sentences to explain why the materials that have been used are suitable.

Year 2HS Class Blog 28.9.20

A big thank you parents for helping your children with their maths focus at home! Here are some of the things that we are doing this week in school this week for you to have a go at.
Your Staff are:
Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teacher
Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

Maths: Fractions
In maths this week we are looking at finding ½ and ¼ of an object, shape and an amount. Have a go at these activities at home.
Read and colour the fractions

Literacy: As part of our favourite five stories we have been reading Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. Have a look at the story activities with your grown up.

Writing: Practice your capital letters and full stops by writing sentences about what you can see in the classroom.

Science:
Draw an everyday object in the box which is made from more than one material and write some sentences to explain why the materials have been chosen.

In Design Technology, we will be asking the children to design and build a model castle. This week they will consider what their model will need and which materials will be suitable to use.

Year 2HS Class Blog 21.9.20

We’ve had a good start in our new year group and everyone has settled in well. 

Please see the following activities that relate to this week’s learning.

Reminders:

Mrs Huscroft/Mrs Sanderson – Class Teachers

Mrs Shovlin – Teaching Assistant

PE is on a Monday and children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on their PE day.

Maths: Measure

Last week we looked at comparing objects by length and height, using non-standard measures and beginning to measure in cm. This week we will be weighing the mass of objects, beginning with non-standard units of measure then moving on to grams and kilograms.

Later in the week, we will be moving on to look at shape.

Can you re-write the sentences above, using correct capital letters and fullstops?

Read the following text on how to take care of a dog and answer the questions that follow:

Science

Go for a walk around your area and see if you can identify materials and their uses.

PSHCE

Build your Spinner and talk to your friends and family about the things you are thankful for.

Year 2HS Class Blog 14.9.20

Maths: Measure

This week we have looked at comparing objects by length and height, using non-standard measures and beginning to measure in cm.

Literacy:

Capital Letters are used for names of people, places and to begin a sentence. Can you see which words need a capital letter?

Now you know how to use capital letters can you use capital letters and full stops to correct the sentence? Remember sentences should always start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

Comprehension: Ask your grown up to read one of your favourite stories or maybe you could read it to them. Think about these questions after reading your story…

PSHE: This week we have been settling to our new class routines, discussing our classroom rules and what we are thankful for.