Welcome to Year 2!
Follow our learning journey below. Here you will find regular updates from our time in class and any useful links and documents you may need.
05/04/2020 - End of a term!
I cannot believe it is nearly Easter already, it has been a very strange end to our term and I am missing you all.
Enjoy the next two weeks, I will not be uploading any work onto the website but that does not mean you cannot use our online learning resources.
Stay safe and keep smiling,
29/03/2020 - Happy Sunday Year 2!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend, we have had lovely weather this week so I hope you have made the most of it and got out into your gardens! If the weather changes and you can't get outside, try to see what wildlife you can spot from your bedroom window. I have seen a lot more wildlife this week on the school field - the birds seem to have noticed the lack of children running around. I will do my best to take some photos of what I see and then attempt to draw some of it. If you are lucky I may share these drawings with you... I know my drawings always seem to make you laugh!
Make sure you check the home learning page tomorrow for another weeks worth of work, I have got lots of fun learning activities for you to do at home.
25/03/2020 - Good morning Year 2 ... (Goooooood morninggggg Mr Heassmannnnn)
I hope you are all well and enjoying the learning resources I have put on the website. I have found a few things you may be interested in and have attached the links below. 'Phonics Play' and 'The Maths Factor' are now free and worth having a look at!
To those of you using Purple Mash and saving work I am going to spend some time today going through all your saved work!
I have been practising my times tables every day on 'Times Tables Rock Stars' and have been starting the morning with Joe Wicks PE. School is very quiet without you all but I hope you are enjoying the extra time with your families.
Keep smiling !
For the next two weeks, each teacher will be uploading work for the week on a Monday morning (this may continue like this after Easter but, as you know, at the moment we do not know).
Thank you for your understanding, we will be working hard to offer as much support as we can to you all during this challenging period.
Here is an outline of work and activities that we are recommending:
- Daily Calculations (for the five days)
- Practical maths activities
- Time table rock stars
- Daily reading
- Daily spelling practise
- Reading comprehension activity
- Writing task for the week
- Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG)
- This will be a foundation subject activity each week, such as, DT, art, science, history or geography.
- Joe Wicks (the body coach) live PE lessons every day at 9am on his YouTube channel
- Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube)
- GoNoodle Dances (GoNoodle website or some are available on YouTube)
- Exercise size challenge: how many star jumps, burpees, push ups and jumping lunges can you do in 1 minute? (1 minute for each)
- Purple mash will also be available to children.
Museums and Zoos are also offering virtual tours and theatre groups are uploading plays online, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
At some point in that week we will also be uploading a more personal message or photos from our week as communication to the class.
KS1's topic for this half term is called 'GoGo Discover'
We will be discovering lots about the Victorian period, Florence Nightingale and the changes she made for nurses and the health care system.
In the last week of this half term we have been researching, designing and making our own board game. We were given a design criteria and worked in small groups. It was really fun and we all ended up making a fantastic board game.
Spellings will be marked after the test on Friday. If you would like to find out how your child did then please remind them to bring me their home spelling book and I will write down their score.
Our learning this half term will be centred around our topic title 'Mission Magic'. We will be reading lots of different magical stories that contain interesting and mysterious creatures.
We will be writing instructions for a magic potion, describing a magical creature we created and be writing our very own magical story.
In science we will be focusing on our magical bodies and be learning all about the skeleton and how to keep it healthy.
In art we will be learning about William Morris and use his work to inspire our own.
Happy New Year!
Welcome back Year 2, we hope you had a lovely Christmas and thank you for all your lovely cards and gifts - it is much appreciated.
Year 2 will now have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon with Mr Keating and Mrs Lawrence but we ask they continue to have their PE kits in school all week.
Music will now be the last session on a Thursday so Miss Masterson will see them out at the end of the day on a Thursday and Mrs Lawrence on a Wednesday after PE.
The children have been working very hard all week rehearsing the Christmas play. We have a few more rehearsals left and we will be ready to perform to you all! We look forward to seeing you in the audience.
Year 2 children will need to bring a bag of party clothes with them to get changed into on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
As part of our topic we have been learning about the Antarctic this week. This is the location we have chosen for Sunny the meerkat to visit. We are currently writing a letter from him back to his family living in the Kalahari desert.
Around The World
The whole school topic for this half term is 'Around the world'. We will be reading 'Meercat Mail' and learning about the different places Sunny is visiting. We will then learn about new and different climates and pick one we think Sunny should visit - then we will write a letter from Sunny back to his family describing is new surroundings. Throughout this sequence of learning children will be given the opportunity to use maps and atlases and practise using these.
Once upon a time
Our whole school topic for this half term is 'Once upon a time'.
We will be reading and writing different traditional tales as well as learning about castles as part of our history topic.
Check back here for links to our long term plans.