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Year 2 – Archive 14/09/20

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

September 2020

Year 3

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to share with you the final plan to open school and welcome back all children in September.  We are pleased to be able to share with you the details for children who would be starting Year 3 this year, as well as some whole school procedures.  As we are continually risk assessing and receiving new guidance, please be aware that these plans may change in the future.

Return to school Thursday 3rd September

All children will return to school on this date. In order to support the wellbeing of all our children we have decided to enable them to return to their previous year group with their previous teacher and support staff for the first two weeks of the term. This will support them in returning to familiar routines and structures of the day, whilst supporting their positive return to school.

For Year 3 this means that they will return via the drive way hall doors to access the Year 2 classrooms for Thursday 3rd September, Friday 4th September and week beginning 7th September. Your child will need to be ready to enter at 8.50am and be collected at 3.15pm. Staff will be there to welcome your child and take them along to their classroom. On Friday 11th September they will have a transition visit to Year 3 to meet their new teachers for this year and become familiar with their new environment.

Week beginning 14th September your child will continue to enter via the drive way hall doors to start their Year 3 class at 8.50am and will finish at 3.20pm. Please arrive and leave the school site using queuing one-way system that is already in place.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site. Once on site, we ask that parents walk continue to use the queuing system.  Staff will receive the children at the door and parents will follow the one-way system marked out around school to leave the school premises.

We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 

At the end of the day we ask parents to enter the site and wait in the same place using the queuing system.  Children in year 3 will need to be collected at 3.20pm prompt. The children will be brought to you by an adult one group at a time. To ensure your child’s safety children who have been given permission to walk home (School must be informed first) will be released at 3.30pm, after the children being collected have been handed over.

There will be signage and staff to point you in the right direction.

Children and staff who show symptoms

We hope that by continuing to keep the children in year group bubbles this will minimise the risk of the virus spreading.  However, this can’t be guaranteed. The following steps will be put in place:

  • NO adult or child should come onto the school site if they, or someone within their household, is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed.  Pupils with symptoms must isolate for 7 days but may return to school after this if they are symptom free.  If another member of the household is diagnosed/has symptoms, then the pupil must isolate for 14 days.  This is in accordance with the Government advice. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • If a child becomes unwell at school, or displays symptoms, they will be removed from their group by an adult wearing PPE.  They will be kept isolated until an adult collects them.  It is expected they will be collected immediately and a test is arranged by parents.  They will not be able to return to school for at least 7 days. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.

How parents can help us

We hope that we can continue to work together to look after our school community during these continuing strange times.  We hope parents are understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for the staff and children.  Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back in September.

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

September 2020 School arrangements

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to share with you some of the arrangements we have made to welcome all children back for school opening in September.

Return to school Thursday 3rd September

  • All children will return to school on this date. In order to support the wellbeing of all our children we have decided to enable them to return to their previous year group with their previous teacher and support staff for the first two weeks of the term.
  • The children will complete a transition visit on Friday 11th September and start their new year group on Monday 14th September.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site. Once on site, we ask that parents continue to use the queuing system. Staff will receive the children at the door and parents will follow the one-way system marked out around school to leave the school premises.

  • We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 

There will be signage and staff to point you in the right direction.

Classroom routines

Lessons

  • Children will learn in their classroom at their table facing the front of the room. Children will not move between classrooms and each child will have their own resource pack to use which will include pencils, pens, rulers etc.
  • No large gatherings will take place in school which includes key stage assemblies and singing events.

Playtimes and Lunchtimes

  • Each class will have their lunch in their classroom at a set time each day.
  • Each class will continue to access the outdoor environment for playtime one group at a time.
  • Water bottles may be brought into school and must be taken home each day to be cleaned and refilled.

Limited Resources

To further minimise the risk of contamination, we ask parents to refrain from sending their child to school with any unnecessary equipment. On warmer days, we ask parents to consider if a coat is necessary and send a hat and named bottle of sun cream into school.

Children are expected to wear full school uniform as this can be easily washed after school.

Hygiene and cleaning

Children will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands regularly. Additional cleaning will also be taking place within school throughout the day. As with government guidelines, masks will not be worn by staff or pupils. The only time a member of staff will wear a mask, is when wearing PPE in order to administer first aid. We will show all of the children what this PPE will look like in advance so they know what to expect should they need first aid treatment.

Children and staff who show symptoms

We hope that by continuing to keep the children in year group class groups this will minimise the risk of the virus spreading.  However, this can’t be guaranteed. The following steps will be put in place:

  • NO adult or child should come onto the school site if they, or someone within their household, is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed.  Pupils with symptoms must isolate for 7 days but may return to school after this if they are symptom free.  If another member of the household is diagnosed/has symptoms, then the pupil must isolate for 14 days.  This is in accordance with the Government advice. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • If a child becomes unwell at school, or displays symptoms, they will be removed from their group by an adult wearing PPE.  They will be kept isolated until an adult collects them.  It is expected they will be collected immediately and a test is arranged by parents.  They will not be able to return to school for at least 7 days. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • Parents must inform school if a their child or another member of their household are isolating at home.

How parents can help us

We hope that we can continue to work together to look after our school community during these continuing strange times.  We hope parents are understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for the staff and children.  Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back in September. We have had 20 children in school all the way through lockdown and over 100 children in school since some year groups returned in June. The procedures described in this letter have worked really well throughout this difficult time and we expect them to continue to work well when all children are expected to return in September. School attendance procedures will be followed on our return.

Your sincerely

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

Year 2 blog for week beginning 13th July 2020

Hello Year 2, can you believe it’s the end of the school year? It’s definitely been the strangest school year we have ever had. We’re hoping to see everyone in September because we’ve missed everyone so much!

This is the final blog for this academic year with some tasks for you to try.

Reading: Summer is here, so try this reading comprehension all about this season.

Writing:

Have a look at the image of the enchanted woodland on the next page. Can you come up with a list of adjectives to describe the nouns in the

Now can you use your word bank to write a setting description? Remember to write in full sentences and try to vary how you begin each sentence.

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SPAG (spelling, grammar and punctuation): One of the spelling rules we need to learn in year 2 is when to add es  on to a word to make a plural (more than 1). This is how:

Now you try:

Maths:

Task 1:

Task 2:

Task 3:

Challenge:

Year 2 blog for week beg 6.7.20

Hi Year 2, hope you’re all still well and keeping busy with some nice activities.

Here are some more tasks for you to try at home.

Reading – Read each part of the text then answer the questions that follow. Read your questions carefully because they ask you to answer in different ways.

In maths, one of your Year 2 targets is to recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 then using these to help you use related facts up to 100.

Task 1:

Task 2:

Task 3:

Challenge:

Before completing your writing task, you’ll need to watch the short video named ‘The Bridge’ on the Literacy Shed website (https://www.literacyshed.com/the-bridge.html).

Task 1:

Task 2:

Task 3:

Now can you try to tell the story in your own words? Try to include some good description.

For your final task, can you try to make a bridge?

What materials will you use?

How will you test its strength?

We’d love to see some photos of your bridges.

Keep up the good work Year 2 and just try your best.

From all of your Year 2 teachers.

Year 2 Blog 22nd June

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are all well and are continuing to stay safe. We are beginning to welcome some boys and girls back into school and hopefully we will get to see you all soon! The teachers miss you all lots and it is lovely to see the pictures you have been sending in of your adventures and the work you have been doing. Well done to Sonny Pennock and Ruby Coxon completing the last spelling test! I have listed some activities I’d like you to have a go at. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. Remember to continue using the websites; Purple Mash, RWInc to practice your phonics it’s really simple to sign up if you haven’t already and TT Rockstars to practice your 2, 5, 3 and 10 times tables.

Literacy Activity 1:

Log into Purple Mash for a spelling test this week. It looks at the special friends ‘wr’ making the ‘r’ sound. Can you identify the word and spell it yourself after you’ve been shown the word and meaning? Have a go at the test it includes looking at the word, the word disappearing and then asking you to type the word yourself.

Literacy Activity 2:

Here is some information about seaside holidays in the past. Read the text with a grown-ups help if you need it and answer the questions using what you have read to help you. Remember you may need to look back at the text to find your answers.  

Literacy Activity 3:

Think about a time when you have been on an adventure, maybe you’ve been on holiday or to the seaside. Did you go by bus, car or even an aeroplane? Can you write a postcard to your teacher to tell them all about what you did? Remember to try and use some description in your writing including adjectives and adverbs if you can.

Maths activity 1:

This week in maths our focus is statsitics. Can you read and interpet the information given.

Maths Activity 2:

Look at the information you have been given can you make a tally chart to show the information that is given?

Maths Activity 3:

Collect your own data and record it in the tally chart below. When out on a walk what animals and insects can you see. Fill in the tally chart below.

Animal/insectTallyAmount
  Bird  
  Butterfly  
  Ladybird  
  Bee/wasp  
  Dog  

Design Activity:

Using things, you would find in your home why not have a go at one of these seaside craft activities. You could make a delicious ice cream cone or even a beautiful sunshine.

 

Science Activity:

Look at the images you would find at the seaside can you identify the group they would belong to and sort them? Is it a plant or animal, mammal or bird? Cut and stick the pictures in the write place.

PE Activity:

Get yourself some exercise this week and warm up with a bean game. Ask a grown up to shout out the type of bean you need to be. Will it be a runner bean, jumping bean or jelly bean?

Stay safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school, whenever that may be.

Mrs Sanderson xxx

Year 2 Blog

8.6.20 Year 2

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the recent beautiful weather. I have listed some activities I’d like you to have a go at. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. Remember to continue using the websites; Purple Mash, RWInc to practice your phonics and TT Rockstars to practice your 2, 5, 3 and 10 times tables.

Literacy

Activity 1 : Reading Comprehension

With an adult or on your own read the text below and answer the questions.

Activity 2 : Sentence Level

Read the sentences below. Write the sentences out in your best handwriting and put the correct conjunction in.

Activity 3: Spelling / Apostrophes. 

You can use apostrophes to show that you have omitted (left out) some letters when you are joining words together.

For example, you can join the words ‘you’ and ‘are’ together. You + are = you’re. The apostrophe takes the place of the removed letters. In this example, the letter a.

Sometimes, however, you need to rearrange the letters a bit when you contract the words. For example: will + not = won’t.

Complete the worksheets below looking at contractions. I have also included a word mat in case you find it a bit tricky.

Maths Activity 1 – Comparing number

These are the important signs to know:

=When two values are equal
we use the “equals” sign
example: 2+2 = 4
When two values are definitely not equal
we use the “not equal to” sign
example: 2+2 ≠ 9
When one value is smaller than another
we use a “less than” sign
 example: 3 < 5
When one value is bigger than another
we use a “greater than” sign
example: 9 > 6

Using the signs above complete the worksheet below.

Maths Activity 2 – Number

Using a 100 square complete the puzzles below.

Activity 3

In mathematics, an inverse operation is an operation that undoes what was done by the previous operation. The four main mathematical operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. The inverse of addition is subtraction and vice versa. The inverse of multiplication is division and vice versa.

Topic: Seaside Sensations

‘Seaside Sensations’ is our topic for this term. Can you look at the video about coastal habitats in the link below?  I would then like you to write a fact sheet about ‘Coastal Habitats’ using the templates below or something similar.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zy38wmn

Activity 2

Over the years events and activities have changed at the seaside. Look at the pictures below, can you sort them into past, present or both.

Activity 3 – Science / Food chain

Food chain

A food chain shows how plants and animals get their energy.

Producers and consumers

A food chain always starts with a producer. This is an organism that makes its own food. Most food chains start with a green plant, because plants can make their food by photosynthesis.

A living thing that eats other plants and animals is called a consumer.

Look at the plants and fish in the pictures below. Can you put them into the correct food chain.

Stay safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school, whenever that may be.

Miss Liddle

Monday 1st June 2020.

Year 2 Blog

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the half term and the beautiful weather. We are beginning to see some changes to the current rules and are hoping to welcome you back to school as soon as it is safe to do so! The teachers miss you all lots and it is lovely to see the pictures you have been sending in of your adventures and the work you have been doing. Well done to Poppy, Ruby Redpath and Ruby Coxon who have completed their 2Do on purple mash.  I have listed some activities I’d like you to have a go at. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. Remember to continue using the websites; Purple Mash, RWInc to practice your phonics and TT Rockstars to practice your 2, 5, 3 and 10 times tables.

Literacy Activity 1:

Log into Purple Mash for a spelling test this week. It includes common exception words we should know in Year 2 from day to day writing and our daily phonics sessions. Have a go at the test it includes looking at the word, the word disappearing and then asking you to type the word yourself.

Literacy Activity 2:

Here is a story called Rosie’s Holiday. After reading the extract from the story, there are some questions to answer to check you have understood what you have read.  

Rosie’s Holiday By Rachel Pank

“I don’t want to go on holiday!” said a very small girl in a very loud voice. It was Rosie. “I like my own room. I like my own garden. And…..I like you all!” she bellowed at the cats next door. The following day, Dad packed the car, but there wasn’t room for everything. Rosie could not take all her cuddly toys. “Just one!” said Dad. Her bike would not fit, or her duvet, or the cats next door. “No!” said Dad. “We’ll have to leave those behind”. So Rosie hugged the cats. “I will be back!” She sat in the car wearing her holiday hat, holding her holiday bag and wished she wasn’t going. When they got to their holiday home, Rosie saw the sea at the bottom of their garden. At first she pretended not to look, but then she saw big blue waves and boats!

Questions:

1.) Did Rosie want to go on holiday?

2.) What animals lived next door to Rosie’s house?

3.) Who packed the car for the holiday?

4.) Rosie fitted her bike, her cuddly toys and the cats into the car.

Literacy Activity 3:

Look at the image of the children at the seaside and write a diary as if you are the little girl or boy. Think about the things you got up to that day, how you felt and use your senses to help you with your description.

Maths activity 1:

Using the terms: morning; afternoon; evening and night, show when these events are most likely to happen:

  • Breakfast
  • Bed Time
  • Do homework
  • Moon is out
  • Sun rises
  • Hottest time of day
  • Have tea/ supper

Maths Activity 2:

Link the event with the time:

12.00 noon                                                     Get home from school

4.00 in the afternoon                                    Go to bed

10.00 in the morning                                      Have lunch

8.00 at night                                                 Do maths

Maths Activity 3:

White Rose Number Challenge:

Jane is standing in a queue.

There are 5 people in front of her.

There are 2 people behind her.

How many people are in the que?

History Activity:

Look at the historical figure Grace Darling (information can be found free on twinkl). Explore her early life through the power point and try and answer the following questions…

  1. Where/ when was Grace Darling born?
  2. What type of house did she live in?
  3. What made Grace Darling famous?
  4. When did Grace Darling die?

Design Technology Activity:

Food technology is the focus for our last half term. I challenge you to design and make a healthy picnic with help from your grownups with a seaside theme. You could make boat sandwiches or cut your fruit into shapes e.g. fish, starfish etc. Once your picnic is complete then why not take it to a beautiful picnic spot to enjoy it or even just in your own back garden.

Here are some examples:

PE Activity:

In PE this half term we would be developing our skills playing team games. Here is simple game you can play at home with only a few players. Come on grownups you can join in to!

Reaction Game:

  • Children get into groups of 2 or 3 with a ball. Place the ball in the middle of the group.
  • The teacher shouts commands to the children which they follow e.g. touch your head, touch your toes, jump on one foot etc.
  • As soon as the teacher shouts “ball”, the children need to grab the ball as quick as they can. The person who gets the ball first wins.
  • This can be adapted by using your feet to drag the ball back on the command of “ball”.

Stay safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school, whenever that may be.

Mrs Sanderson

Week beginning 18th May 2020.

 Hi everyone hope you are staying safe and keeping well.  Make sure you are having lots of fun and getting plenty of fresh air in the garden or going out for walks and bike rides.  Below are some activities to have a go at home.   I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. Remember to continue using the websites; Purple Mash, RWInc to practice your phonics and TT Rockstars to practice your 2, 5, 3 and 10 times tables.

Literacy activity 1:  Different sentence types

Literacy Activity 2: Writing a story

Literacy Activity 3: Reading Comprehension

Adult led questions:

1. What type of text is this?

2. How would you feel if you discovered an island?

3. Did The Dutch Explorer travel alone?

4. How many people commented on the blog?

5. What country do you think ‘Terra Australis’ is?

6. What does ‘farewell’ mean?

7. When did The Dutch Explorer set off on his adventure?

8. What day of the week was it on 5th April 1722?

9. Which islands did The Dutch Explorer leave on 17th March 1722?

10. Who did The Dutch Explorer reply to?

11. Who sponsored the voyage?

12. Who planned the voyage with Jacob

Maths Activity 1: Fractions finding half

Maths Activity 2: Finding a quarter

Maths Activity 3: Finding a third

Topic activities

Art: Make a Messy painting using the outdoors as your inspiration Tate Kids has lots of different activities on their website:

Go on a colourful adventure with Artist Frank Bowling and make your own Messy painting.  Click on the links to read about the artist and to find out what you will need:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

FREE Online Animation and Video Game Making Guides

Geography: Learn about the four countries of the UK

Learn about the four countries of the UK and their capital cities. Use the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42pnrd to watch a video to help you understand a map of the UK and its four countries and descriptions of the seasons and basic geographical terms

  • Complete the 2 online activities
  • Create your own fact sheet about the UK

Science: Fireworks in a glass

Stay safe everyone and hopefully we will see each other again soon.

Mrs Clarke

Monday 11th May 2020.

Year 2 Blog

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are all well! I have listed some activities I’d like you to have a go at. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. Remember to continue using the websites; Purple Mash, RWInc to practice your phonics and TT Rockstars to practice your 2, 5, 3 and 10 times tables.

Literacy

Activity 1 Homophones

Homophones are tricky words which sound the same but have different meanings and are sometimes spelled differently (there, their and they’re, for example). Can you put the correct homophone into the sentence? I have included a website to help you. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p

Activity 2 – Reading Comprehension. On your own or with an adult can you read the text below and answer the questions.

Activity 3 Conjunctions – Look at the sentences below. The conjunctions are missing. Can you choose the best conjunction to complete the sentence?

Maths

Activity 1 Place value – Can you complete the table below? How many tens can you see? How many ones can you see? When you add them together what 2 digit number does it make?

Activity 2 – Place value – Can you fill in the missing numbers from these sections of hundred square?

Activity 3 – Interpreting data – Look at and read the graph below. Can you answer the questions? Can you write a question for a friend?

1 beach ball: 1 person

How many people liked to go to the Big City?

How many people liked going on a Road Trip?

How many people liked going Camping and River Boating altogether?

How many more people liked Camping than a Road Trip?

Can you make up your own questions for a friend?

Science Activity

Can you label the flowering plant below? Can you research and write about the function of each part? I have included a website that may help you.        https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcjnp39

History Activity

Can you research and label a Pirate ship? Can you research and write about the function of each part of the ship?

Art Activity

Can you draw / sketch a Pirate Ship? Can you incorporate some of the drawing / sketching techniques we have used in our art sessions?

Stay safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school.

Miss Liddle

Year 2

Year 2 Blog. Week beginning 4th May.

Hello boys and girls! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed this week. Another week at school where we can’t be together, the teachers are missing you lots and we hope you are all staying safe and keeping well! I have listed some activities I’d like you to have a go at. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. Remember to continue using the websites; Purple Mash, RWInc to practice your phonics and TT Rockstars to practice your 2, 5, 3 and 10 times tables.

Literacy Activity 1:

Look at the pictures and add the correct word containing the –er suffix. Then add –er to a root word to make a new word.

Literacy Activity 2:

Here is a story called ‘Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay.’ A storm blows into Puddleton Bay and Max can’t wait to get down to the harbour to see what has happened. After reading the story, there are some questions to answer to check you have understood what you have read. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did when I read it to my little girl.

Log into your Purplemash account and this reading activity has been set for you as a 2Do.

Literacy Activity 3:

Imagine you are a pirate on a sea adventure. Write about your latest pirate quest. Try to remember to use your senses to describe. Here is a picture to help you with your ideas.

Maths activity 1:

Write out the number sentences and insert the correct symbol. Greater than, less than or equal to. Remember that the crocodile always snaps the biggest number.

Maths Activity 2:

Using White Rose home learning look at the activity linked to comparing and ordering length by clicking the link below. https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-2/Lesson-2-Y2-Spring-Block-5-WO4-Order-lengths-2019.pdf

Science Activity:

There are some useful video clips to watch about living things on BBC Bitesize. Click on the link to look at what animals need to survive and take the mini quiz to see if you have been listening:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zx38wmn

Art Activity:

In art we are exploring drawing skills. For this task I would like you to draw yourself as a pirate. Draw your portariat onto a pirate flag to use as a mast on yourpirate ship. The two links below will take you to a video clip which gives you advice on how to draw a self portrait and also a blank flag template for you to draw on. I can’t wait to see your pirate flags. Why don’t you send them into us for your teachers to see.

Drawing a portrait: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-draw-a-portrait/zk28qp3

Flag template: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5218-design-your-own-ship-flag-worksheet

ICT Activity:

Log into Purple Mash and look at the 2Do activity titled ‘Twinkle Twinkle’. Look at the 2Sequence and explain to them that it will let them explore lots of musical sounds and make their own music. These simple steps should help…

  1. Start with a simple pattern of sounds. Select the bells and chimes.
  2. Using the bells and chimes, show them how to drag each instrument onto a bar.
  3. Show them how to run the sequence by clicking on the big green for ‘go’ arrow at the top of the screen. Notice how each bar is highlighted as the tune is played.
  4. Show them how to drag the instruments from the bar and into the bin, leaving empty spaces.
  5. When they have had a chance to explore how to create their tune, show them how to select another set of instruments from the bottom of the page.

Have fun making music!

Stay safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you all when we return to school, whenever that may be.

Mrs Sanderson

Year Two Blog Monday 27th April 2020.

Hi Year Two,

 We hope everyone has been staying safe and well this week.  We have been doing lots of things to keep us busy this week. Here are some of the things I have done with James and Oscar this week. Why don’t you choose some to have a go with our grown up:

  1. Go for a walk or a bike ride
  2. Read a story
  3. Bake a cake
  4. Build your own model from empty boxes and kitchen roll tube
  5. Get dressed up and put on a show

Our Topic this half term would have been All about Pirates

Can you create your own project about Pirates? Use your computer, tablet or books to find out what life was like for Pirates.   If you Pirates KS1 into your search engine, it should bring up sites that are age appropriate and easy to understand.  Think about the following questions:

Free Pirate Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on ...Who was the most famous pirate?

What was the pirate code?

Where did pirates live?

What was life like for a pirate?

What did Pirates eat?

Where did they sleep?

As part of your project you could:

  1. make a fact file about Pirates
  2. design your own treasure hunt with clues to do with your family
  3. Make a model pirate ship
  4. Write a message in a bottle
  5. Design your own Pirate flag
  6. Write your own Pirate code
  7. Create a wanted poster for a famous pirate

Don’t forget there are lots of useful websites out there:

Cbeebies Games: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games

A variety of educational games. More suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Twinklhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/  Lots of Pirate resources

Website full of educational resources. A month’s free access will be given if school’s are closed, A code will be sent out if this happens.

Setting up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/  offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Oxford owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Website with lots of educational games. Suitable for all.

Carol Voderman Mathshttps://www.themathsfactor.com/

Maths website for all children

Stay Safe Everyone and wee you all soon

Mrs. Clarke.

Year 2 Blog

Hi everybody. Hope you are all well and you have had a good Easter. I have been very busy at home doing lots of activities with my little one and I thought I would share some of them in case you wanted to do the same. Me and my little girl Alice have been planting seeds, looking after them and watching them grow. We have made many cakes, including yummy crispy cakes. We have done lots of arts and crafts including Easter bonnet making and Easter cards. We have played in our garden and went for many walks.

Over the next week if you get stuck for things to do why not go on purple mash and write a letter to the Easter Bunny to say thank you for all of your yummy Easter eggs. If you have made cakes or planted a seed you could also write a set of instructions to go alongside them.

This terms we would have looked at ‘Pirates’ as our topic. Why not use the internet to research facts about Pirates. Who were they? What did they wear? Where did they live? Were there any famous Pirates? What did they search for? What did they do during the day? Where did they travel? What did they eat?

Speak to you all soon!

Miss Liddle

Monday 20th April 2020

Year 2 Blog

Hi everybody. Hope you are all well and you have had a good Easter. I have been very busy at home doing lots of activities with my little one and I thought I would share some of them in case you wanted to do the same. Me and my little girl Alice have been planting seeds, looking after them and watching them grow. We have made many cakes, including yummy crispy cakes. We have done lots of arts and crafts including Easter bonnet making and Easter cards. We have played in our garden and gone for lots of walks.

Over the next week if you get stuck for things to do, why not go on purple mash and write a letter to the Easter Bunny to say thank you for all of your yummy Easter eggs. If you have made cakes or planted a seed you could also write a set of instructions to go alongside them.

This term we would have looked at ‘Pirates’ as our topic. Why not use the internet to research facts about Pirates. Who were they? What did they wear? Where did they live? Were there any famous Pirates? What did they search for? What did they do during the day? Where did they travel? What did they eat?

Speak to you all soon!

Miss Liddle

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 13.03.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued to look at writing diary entries. They have looked at writing consistently in the past tense and also looked at first person. The children have also planned their beginning, middle and end to their own diary entry in the role of the character Mr Bear from ‘Peace at Last’. They have used their plans to write their opening and edited and redrafted this section of writing focusing on spelling, handwriting and subordinating conjunctions.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have been looking at their 2, 5 and 10 times table. They have looked at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and also looked at how to solve statements involving the multiplication symbol. Children have explored this using lots of e.g. 4 x 5 = 4 lots of 5. The children have used practical resources to solve these number sentences and also checked some number sentences their teacher has answered to see if they are correct or incorrect!

In topic this week the children have looked at living things and this week their focus has been to look at trees, their parts and functions and what they do for us. We have also begun to look at puppets, what they are, the different types of puppets and their country of origin. Finally this week the children have learnt to sing a song as a round in preparation for their class assembly sharing their learning with their parents. The children have worked very hard this week practicing their lines and acting skills to show off, thank you to those who could attend this week!

Attendance:

2C – %

2LS – %

Star of the Week:

2C: Esme Musabi – for settling into her new class and being a good role model in our school!

2LS: Lailah Cowie – for stepping in and taking on another line in our class assembly. Well done!

Emily McKenna – for being a kind friend and a helper to her teachers!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 06.03.2020

In Literacy this week the children have listened to the story ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. They have used recall skills to answer questions based on what they have heard and inference to think about the feelings of the character Mr Bear. The children have also looked at the features of a diary entry and discussed similarities and differences between them. The children have used the familiar patterns of language found in a diary e.g. first, next, then to order the events in the story when Mr Bear can’t sleep.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on money. They have been working really hard using their knowledge of coin recognition, addition and subtraction to make amounts of money in various ways. They have also been given an amount of money to spend, purchased a toy from the toy shop and calculated their change.

In topic this week the children have been looking at hot countries in Geography. They have identified the dessert, savannah and rainforest areas on the map of a world and discussed their position in relation to the equator. In science the children have begun to explore flowers and trees. They have identified the main parts of a flowering plant, learnt about their important functions and drawn and labelled a flowering plant they know e.g. sunflower.

Attendance:

2C – 90.7 %

2L/S – 95%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lily-Mae Smith – for putting in 100% effort to her maths and literacy!

2LS: Sophie Johnson – for her improvement in phonics. Using her Fred fingers to read and spell words!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Sport Relief ­– Friday 13th March

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 28.02.2020

Well Being Week

                
This week in school the focus of the children’s learning has been focused on wellbeing both their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. The children have taken part in a range of activities in school from staff and workshops that have come into school to work with the children. The children have focused on healthy eating, finding their courage, importance of exercise and being a good friend to others.

                 In Year 2 parents were welcomed into class to take part I wellbeing activities with their children. They enjoyed learning about the children, taking part in a question and answer activity, playing games alongside the children and enjoying a class story time. Thank you to those parents who came into class!

The children enjoyed the circus skills workshop in school. They watched the circus perform, played games with the performers and learnt some skills of their own!

 

The children also enjoyed a yoga session in school on Friday! Here are some photos of the yoga poses we attempted.

Attendance:

2C – %

2L/S – %

Star of the Week:

2LS: Thomas Pell – for his fantastic jokes that make his teachers laugh!

2C: Henry Jones – for always making his adults smile!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 14.02.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued to use their story peg planning template to write their story ending and continue to re-draft and improve their writing. The focus of their editing has been the use of language e.g. adjectives and expanded noun phrase, subordination, punctuation and handwriting!

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on shapes and their properties. The children have explored 3D shapes and identified 2D shapes within them. They have explored the faces of 3D shapes and from this looked at nets of shapes. The children have matched shapes to their nets using knowledge of their faces and solved simple problems linked to sorting.

In topic this week the children have looked at Design and Technology. The children have designed and created a sledge as a way of travelling in a Polar climate, they needed to think about the shape, size and materials they were using to make their sledge successful. The children then tested and evaluated their sledges to say what they would change in future design and make tasks. We have also looked at Judaism and the beliefs and traditions of Jewish people and how they impact on their everyday life. The children have focused on the Shabbat and how this celebration has an important build up for Jews.

Attendance:

2C –  %

2L/S – %

Star of the Week:

2C: Leo Bell – for always trying his best in PE lessons with Mr Hodgson!

2LS: Layton Kelly – for a massive improvement in handwriting and presentation!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Monday 24th February – Inset day
  • Week Commencing 24th February – Parents evenings

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 07.02.2020

In Literacy this week the children have used their story peg planning template to write their beginning and middle part of their three part story. The children have used the story of Dogger which they have become familiar with to order the events in a similar structure. The children have also worked hard practicing their editing and re-drafting skills to ensure their final piece is written to the best of their ability.  

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on measuring. The children have used everyday containers to explore how much liquid a container can hold e.g. milk carton, pop bottle etc. and have also compared containers by size and capacity. The children have sorted measures using ml and litres and some children have even looked at reading and interpreting scales in ml and litres.

In topic this week the children have looked at the French artist Henri Matisse. The children have explored his use of colour, pattern and texture to design and create their own art. The children used cool, cold colours to create a polar climate scene of their own. We have also looked at Hinduism and their beliefs, the children have identified important symbols and what and why they are used in their religion.

Attendance:

2C – 94.8 %

2L/S – 97.1%

Star of the Week:

2C: Harry Perry: for his excellent maths and literacy work

2LS: Sonny Pennock: for his outstanding scores in our weekly spelling and grammar tests!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Tuesday 11th February – NSPCC parent workshop
  • Friday 14th February school closes for half term re-opens Tuesday 25th February

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 31.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued looking at the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. They have focused on creating a setting description using their senses for the ending of their story in which their favourite toy is found and also brought their favourite toy into school. The children have created their own plan for their own story using a story peg board to map out their ideas. Next week we will begin to write our ideas into our own three part story.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on place value in a number. The children have ordered numbers in ascending and descending order on a number line and looked at the tens and ones that make up a number e.g. 67 = 6tens and 7ones. They have used denes to show this practically and also looked at how a 2 digit number can be partitioned in different ways. To consolidate the children’s learning we have then used their knowledge of place value to use the symbols greater than, less than and equal to when comparing numbers.

In topic this week the children have looked at plants and animals. The children have identified the types of plants that grown in different environments and also looked at animals that eat those plants. The children have classified animals using their diet and also explored food chains. The children have learnt about producers and consumers and predators and their prey. The children enjoyed learning about animals from different countries, where they live and what they eat.

Attendance:

2C –  91.9%

2L/S – 92.8%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lily-Tay Trotter: for her detailed plan of her own three part story about her favourite toy.

2LS: Max Gibson: for his dedication and effort in his learning about animals and their diets this week!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 24.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. They have used the front cover to predict the events in the story including who they think Dogger is, what will happen to him and why he is important in the text. The children have linked the text to their own lives discussing things that are special to them and how they would feel if anything happened to it.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on reading and drawing the time on a clock face. We have explored the times in o’clock and half past and also looked at quarter to and past the hour. The children have used analogue clocks to read the time and have also drawn their own hands on a clock face. At the end of the week the children have used their knowledge of time to solve word problems.

In topic this week the children have looked at animals and their habitats. We have explored where different animals live and why they are suited to their habitat. The children have looked closely at a polar bear and how it is suited to living in a cold environment and what the environment gives the polar bear e.g. food, shelter, safety.

Attendance:

2C – 96.3 %

2L/S – 97.5%

Star of the Week: This week’s stars of the week were chosen for their fantastic work during phonics sessions. The children have all been working very hard learning the new Read Write INC programme. This week’s stars in Year 2 were: Ruby Coxon, Hattie Hodgson, Rae Brown and Ruby Burn! Well done keep up the hard work!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 17.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have continued looking at instructions. The focus in literacy this week has been writing their instructions for others to follow including an opening statement, list of equipment and the steps to follow. The children have focused on including imperative verbs, adverbs and time words in their writing to be successful.

In Numeracy this week the children in Mrs Clarke’s class have made and interpreted pictograms about the Arctic. In Miss Liddle and Mrs Sanderson’s class the children have been identifying coins up to £2 and made amounts of money using their coins. They have also looked at how an amount can be made in a variety of ways.

In topic this week the children have looked at features of a map. The children have designed their own key and created their own map of the Arctic including human and physical features you may find in tat climate. They also used compass directions to identify the landmarks on their maps.

Star of the Week:

2C: Cody Johnson – for pushing himself in maths this week to work independently using coins.

2LS: Mia Charlton – for her fantastic work using coins to make amounts in different ways.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 10.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at instructions. The focus has been to make a snowflake and after creating their own the children have sequenced images of the instructions and identified imperative verbs and adverbs in preparation to write their own instructions in the coming week.

In Numeracy this week the children in Mrs Clarke’s class have looked at reading and interpreting tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and answering questioning based on the data they were given. In Miss Liddle and Mrs Sanderson’s class the children have looked finding ¼ of a shape and an amount and solving word problems using their knowledge of sharing equally.

In topic this week the children have explored the hot and cold countries in the world and their relationship to the equator. The children have also looked at human and physical features of a landscape and identified what makes a place a village, town or city.

Star of the Week:

2C: Erin Brown for her all round positive attitude to learning

2LS: Ruby Burn for having a positive attitude in everything she does, she always puts a smile on the teachers face.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 13.12.19

In Literacy this week the children looked at non-chronological reports. We have explored the features used in a report and planned to write our own about The Great Fire of London. The children have written their introduction and edited and re-drafted to change any mistakes they may have made.

In Numeracy this week the children in Mrs Clarke’s class have looked at money. They have identified the coins and notes and making amounts of money. In Miss Liddle and Mrs Sanderson’s class the children have focused on fractions and finding ½ of a shape, object or amount.

In topic this week the children have looked at the Christmas Story. We have also been practising for our Christmas performance ready to show you all next week!

We had a lovely day in school for Polar Express Day on Wednesday. The children all enjoyed the day in their pyjamas and received an extra special visit from Father Christmas who left them all a little treat.

Star of the Week:

2C: Harry Perry – for proving himself to be a good role model in our performance.

2LS: Ebony Leach – for her fantastic singing in our school performance.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • KS1 Christmas play 9:30am and 1:30pm Tuesday 17th December
  • Christmas Party Day – Thursday 19th December

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 6.12.19

In Literacy this week the children have continued to retell the story of Paddington at the Palace. They included adjectives to describe nouns. They also edited their own work and re-drafted it with amendments.

In Numeracy this week the children have been looking at tally charts, bar graphs and tally charts. They have been answer questions related to each graph. They have then thought of their own questions to ask their friend.

In topic this week the children have continued to look at The Great Fire of London. They looked at reasons the fire spread so quickly and discussed a solution. They then but their reasons and solutions into a grid.

Star of the Week:

2C: Raegan Anderson-Agar: for always having a smile on her face every day.

2LS: Abbie Hanlon: for a massive improvement in her phonics and reading this week.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Polar Express Day 11th – children can come to school in their pyjamas.
  • Xmas dinner 12th
  • Christmas Jumper Day 13th – come to school in your Christmas jumper please donate £1 for Save the Children.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 29.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have been writing a retell of the story ‘Paddington goes to the Palace. The children have planned the events in the correct sequence and used pictures to support their retell. This week we have written the beginning of the story and the children have redrafted this to make improvements including spellings, punctuation and hand-writing!

In Numeracy this week the children have continued to practice counting in 10s using varied strategies. We also looked at the inverse of multiplication statements to support our knowledge of number facts. The children looked at dividing by 2, 5 and 10 equally using practical objects to support their understanding.

In topic this week the children have continued to look at The Great Fire of London. They have looked at the story of the Great Fire and used drama to recreate scenes from the story. They looked at the importance of facial expression and body language to show how we were feeling. The children also took on the role of Thomas Farriner and used their senses to describe the scene on the night the fire broke out.

Thank you very much to the dads that came along to FUDGE Friday in Year2!

Attendance:

2C – 87%

2L/S – 87%

Star of the Week:

2C: Erin Brown – for her fantastic newspaper article one the Great Fire of London.

2LS: Imojen Stanger – for an amazing redraft of her story opening!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 22.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at different types of sentences such as commands, questions, statements and exclamation sentences. They sorted sentences into a grid then came up with their own. The children will be writing a retell of the story of Paddington Bear in the upcoming weeks.

In Numeracy this week the children have continued to practice counting in 5s using varied strategies. They then looked at number bonds to 10 then to 20 using their fingers to support their bonds to 10 and then knowledge of these facts to work out bonds to 20. They then used this knowledge to help them solve problems.

In topic this week the children have continued to look at The Great Fire of London. They sequenced the events of the fire into a timeline. They then looked at Samuel Pepys and wrote a fact file about him.

The children have also carried out activities linked to anti-bullying. We have looked at how to be a good friend and how we can include our friends when we are at school.

Attendance:

2C – 89%

2L/S – 97%

Star of the Week:

2C: Rae Brown – for trying really hard to improve her presentation.

2LS: Layton Kelly – for his superb behaviour shown to all staff.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Fudge Friday: Reminder that male role models are welcome into KS1 from 9:00 to 9:15 Friday 29th November to share a story with their child and enjoy a piece of fudge!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 15.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have been focusing on the story ‘Paddington goes to London’. They have used adjectives to describe the character from the story and they have used images from the story to sequence the events in order. The children are preparing to write a retell of Paddington in Literacy, can you ask them to retell the story to you at home?

In Numeracy this week the children have been practising their multiplying by 2 and 5. We have used a variety of methods to support our multiplication recall beginning with using objects to count ‘lots of’ e.g. 4 lots of 2 is 4 x 2. The children then used images to support counting up e.g. pairs of socks, hands of 5 etc.  

In topic lessons this week we have continued looking at Geography and have located famous landmarks in our capital city London. The children have written a fact file based on their learning around London and we have begun to look at facts from The Great Fire of London. The children have also been practising their colour mixing skills including shading and tinting to paint a picture of the Great Fire of London.

          The children all accessed a drama workshop this week in school, learning facts about the Great Fire of London, creating freeze frames in the events of the story and learning a song using sign language. They all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and have learnt a lot of facts we can use in our learning in the classroom.

Thank you for all your donations for Children in Need, it was lovely to see all of Year2 showing their spots to support the charity.

Attendance:

2C – 94.1

2L/S – 88.9

Star of the Week:

2C: Faith Wilcox – for her magnificent curtsey!

2LS: Maisie Ridley – for her great enthusiasm and participation in the Great Fire of London workshop.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 08.11.19

In Literacy this week the children have written the ending to their diary entries and we have begun to look at the story ‘Paddington goes to London’. The children used the title and the front cover to make predictions about the text, describing what they thought would happen in the story. They also wrote about what they liked and disliked in the story showing their ability to make personal choices.  

In Numeracy this week the children have been looking at 3D shapes. We have identified the names of the shapes, sorted them relating to their appearance and have also looked at the properties of the shapes e.g. vertices and edges.

In topic lessons this week the children have looked at the United Kingdom and finding where we live on a map. We have looked at famous landmarks in our local area including the new Spire Bridge and have used directional language to describe their positions.

We were very lucky and had a visit from the RNLI this week. They learnt the children about how to be safe in the water and told them all about the important jobs they do down at our seas and coasts.

This week we also celebrated French Friday in school and it was great to see all the children in their French colours. In Year 2 we introduced ourselves in French, learnt the names of types of shops and also sampled some of the French cuisine.

Attendance:

2C – 97%

2L/S – 93.6%

Star of the Week:

2C: Joseph Surtess – for his fantastic map reading skills in geography.

2LS: Issobella Cooperwaite – for her effort in reading she is making great progress.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Children in need Friday 15th November.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 25.10.19

In Literacy the children started the week by acting in role of the character Small Knight. They then thought about his feelings throughout his day in the story and discussed what he felt and why. They then began to write their diary entry from the perspective of Small Knight focusing on what he did, the characters he met and how he was feeling.  

In Numeracy this week the children have been naming 2d shapes and looking at their properties. They have also been sorting 2d shapes in regards to different criteria’s and looking and describing similarities and differences. We have looked at the number of sides and vertices the shapes have and if they are curved or straight.

In topic lessons this week the children have looked at Religion and Venerable Bede. They have this important religious figure in their Art work and have learnt new skills to support them in their drawing. The children have looked at shading, patterns, cross hatching and many more strategies. They have then used these to recreate a drawing of Venerable Bede.

We were also very lucky this week to have a celebration of well-being in school. The children attended workshops run by Dogs Trust and also carried out various activities from picture news and our friends programme.

Attendance:

2C – 94.8%

2L/S – 92.9%

Star of the Week:

2C: Henry Jones- for his effort with his handwriting and letter formation this week.

2LS: Sophie Johnson: Her hard work and determination to complete the tasks she has been given.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:55am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.
  • Parents evenings week beginning 04.11.19
  • Halloween fancy dress Monday 4th November
  • French Friday 8th November.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 18.10.19

In Literacy this week have been looking at the story of Small Knight and George. The children have been sequencing the events in the story and have looked at a diary account in the day of Small Knight. The children have looked closely at the features of a diary and looked at similarities between the diary entry and the story.

In numeracy we have looked at subtraction word problems. The children have looked at the language in the word problems to indicate what operation they need to carry out. They have used mental strategies to support their calculations and to solve the word problem.

In topic lessons this week the children have looked at Religion and the focus has been on Christianity. We have looked at the importance of the church to Christians and the objects inside the church and their significance. The children have also looked at the celebrations in Christianity e.g. weddings and what they symbolise. We then looked at the Venerable Bede and his importance in Christianity, who he was, what he did and the impact he has on Christians today.

We were also very lucky this week to take part in a football skills and football competition workshop held at Farringdon Comp. the children learnt lots of new skills and really enjoyed taking part!

Attendance:

2C – 95.6%

2L/S – 97.5%

Star of the Week:

2C: Henry Jones – For his hard work completing his jobs independently

2LS: Junior Nichol – for his fantastic sportsmanship in football at the comp this week!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 11.10.19

In Literacy this week we have continued our own writing of a traditional tale. The focus of our learning has been drafting the middle and then the ending of a traditional tale focusing on the use of the power of three in our own writing. We have worked really hard describing the senses of the character of our story using exciting adjectives and we have also practised our editing skills to improve our writing.

In numeracy we have looked at subtraction calculations linked to multiples of ten. The children have used strategies such as dotting method to support their calculations and have also looked at mental strategies they can use where possible. The children have linked their knowledge of numbers to ten with multiples of ten e.g. knowing 5-3 has supported them in 50-30.

In Art this week the children have used their design plans from prior learning to create their own coat of arms. They have practiced skills such as rolling, shaping and cutting as well as having the opportunity to use the correct tools for pattern making. The children used clay to create their own coat of arms and tried very hard to recreate the symbols they had learnt about. Once the children had completed their designs they have then evaluated the process identifying what they would do to improve in the future.

Attendance:

2C – 89.6%

2L/S – 88.6%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lily Trotter – for her fantastic 3D model of a coat of arms.

2LS: Imojen Stanger– for her fantastic story of the little knight!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 04.10.19

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of traditional tales. The focus of our learning has been drafting the build-up of our own retelling of a traditional tale.  We have given the story of Goldilocks and the three bears a bit of a twist and we have linked it to our topic of castles.   We have worked really hard describing the setting of our story using exciting adjectives and introducing our characters.  We have also practised our editing skills to improve our writing.

In numeracy we have looked at addition calculations. We looked at using practical objects to solve addition calculations then we moved to adding using pictorial images. Once we were confident with that we moved onto solving addition calculations using a written method and solving word problems.

In DT this week the children have followed the designs they created to work as a team to build their model castles. They used a range of junk modelling materials and worked very well to build a castle with a moving part. We have also began to look at the shields carried by knights and the meaning behind a coat of arms. The children have then designed their own coat of arms which we will make in the upcoming week.

Attendance:

2C – 94.8%

2L/S – 96.4%

Star of the Week:

2C: Hattie Hodgson – for coming into school every morning happy and ready to learn.

2LS: Poppy Sweeny – for always committing 100% effort to everything she does!

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 27.9.19

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of traditional tales. The focus of our learning has been the power of three in the story and we have identified this in Three Billy goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks. The children have also looked at their likes and dislikes in a story and ordering events in the story. We have focused our learning on Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the children have looked at the personalities and character traits they show in the events that occur.

In Maths this week we have been looking at measure. The children have measure length and height using cm and m and measured weight using g and kg. Through practical activity the children have compared objects using the language longer, shorter, lighter and heavier and ordered shortest to tallest and lightest to heaviest.  

Across year 2 this week we have continued our learning about materials in science. We have used our prior learning to identify the materials used to build a castle and why they are appropriate. From this we have moved our learning in to D&T where the children have designed their own castles to build from a choice of materials and also designed a moving part e.g. the drawbridge opening and closing. The children will build their castles next week and we will make sure to include some photographs for you to see the end results.

Attendance:

2C – 89%

2L/S – 95%

Star of the Week:

2C: Lucas Pearson – for his positive attitude to his learning and improvement in his behaviour to set a good example for others.

2LS: Frankie Pattinson – for trying very hard to follow all instructions and stay on task this week.

Year 2 Class Blog – week ending 20.9.19

In Literacy this week we have been continuing to explore our story Sir Charlie Stinky Socks.  We have gathered vocabulary for class spiral poem about sir Charlie and we have planned and written our own versions of the story.   We have carefully introduced our characters, set the scene and started to describe the adventure.

In Maths this week we have been looking at reading and writing numbers in numerals and words. We have then been using our knowledge to answer word problems.

Across year 2 this week we have continued our learning about materials in science. This week we have used our knowledge of materials and looked at ways they can be changed using bending, squashing, and twisting. The children investigated a range of materials to see which ones could be changed. We have also looked at how different materials can be recycled and the importance of recycling for the environment. The children researched new materials and the work of John McAdam in building roads and found out facts about his life and the work he did.

Attendance:

2C – 88.9%

2L/S – 95.7%

Star of the Week:

2C: Toby Peterson- for his improvement in phonics and setting a good example for others to follow.

2LS: Sonny Pennock – for his beautiful handwriting across all areas of his learning.

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Year 2LS / 2C Class Blog – week ending 13th September 2019

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. We have been generating adjectives to describe the character and putting them into sentences.

In Maths this week we have been partition numbers into tens and ones. We have been using this knowledge to solve problems and answer words problems.

In our topic this week we have been looking at castles. We have been looking at and describing a Stone Keep and a Moat and Bailey. We then began to look at everyday materials and what they are suitable to be used for.

We have chosen our Year 2 class councillors:

Year 2C  Leonie

Year 2LS Max

Attendance:

2LS: 98.6%

2C: 90.37%

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 9:00am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 2 will have PE on a Friday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on a Friday.