Welcome to Year 2
We hope that you and your families are well and are looking after each other. We also hope that you are enjoying your home learning and are wowing your families with knowledge and skills.
The weather has been beautiful so hopefully you will have had some opportunities to go outside and be active. Why not use this time to activate your curiosity and look for signs of spring? Look for signs of new growth on trees and plants and see if you can spot any mini-beasts emerging.
Our class web-page already has many links you can use for your learning but here are some more that you can use with your families. Don't forget that your families can email us if you want to share some of the things you have been doing.
Have fun and look after each other.
Email 31st March 2020 - Message from Mrs Philpott
Hello Year 2 and your families!
I hope you are all as well as can be and are finding lots of fun things to do altogether. Our Year 2 classroom is a very quiet place without you all and I do miss seeing you every day.
I just wanted to send out a little message to say 'well done' to those of you who are regularly practising your spellings and number bonds. Some of you have been on Spelling Shed nearly every day! That is pretty amazing and you should be very proud of yourselves.
We are now entering into week 2 of our home learning activities. In the packs that we gave out, there were some home learning grids for Maths, Reading and Writing which gave lots of practical and fun ways to support your learning, so hopefully you have been doing some of these with your families. I hope you have also been doing lots of reading and listening to books.
On our class page, I have added lots of links that will help you to Keep Active, Keep Learning and to Take Notice. In our reading section, there are lots of links for books you can listen to. Ask your families to explore the Libraries for Schools link as there are so many different activities you can do. You can watch authors read their books, take part in drawing sessions with illustrators and download all sorts of different activities.
For those of you that would like a Maths Challenge, I have added the whole class to the Times Table Rock Stars game. Here, you will be asked multiplication and division questions. At the moment, I have given everybody the 10 times table as the questions can be a little confusing. Once I can see that you are finding it easier, I will add other times tables for you to do. To play the game, you use the same login details that you use for Numbots. If you are not sure of your Numbots login details, ask someone in your family to email me and I will give them your login and password. You can use the link below, or use the one on the website to play the TT Rock Stars game.
Don't forget that you can email me any photos of work you have been doing or things you would like to share. Or even just email me to say hello! Thank you to those families that have done this already; it is really lovely to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Look after each other and try to keep on being the best that you can be.
Joe Wicks – The Body Coach TV
Fitness and movement tutorials for all ages and fitness levels. PE with Joe sessions are live at 9am every week day but are available to catch up later in the day.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation activities designed specifically for children.
This is a website and app that offers movement, yoga and mindfulness videos. We do lots of these at school and they are lots of fun.
Keep Learning - Reading
World Book Day website
Links to audio books and also a range of activities that can be downloaded.
Libraries for Schools
This site offers a wealth of activities and resources. You can listen to books read by their authors, join in with draw-a-long sessions with book illustrators and find links to other book activities. It is definitely worth taking a bit of time to explore all the links.
This site offers a range of stories and rhymes to listen to. Click on the tabs on the discovery page to find suitable books.
Keep Learning - Maths
We use this app at school so all children have an account. You can find your child’s login details in their reading record or in their home learning pack.
The Maths Factor
This is quite a new website which offers video tutorials and games to support Maths learning. At the moment, it is free but you may need to subscribe to join (free) to access some of the content. Click on the Course Topic tab and try the activities in the Explorer section. The Parent Zone and Games and Fun tabs are definitely worth exploring.
TT Rock Stars
Are you ready for a times table challenge? Are you ready to be a rock star? Use your Numbots login details to play this game.
Virtual Museum and Art Gallery Tours
Natural History Museum, London
Your chance to look around the exhibits of the Natural History museum without all those other visitors!
Check out these webcams to view Pandas, Koalas, Penguins and Tigers.
Great Fire of London
This is a great website to find out more about the Great Fire of London. There are interactive games, stories and artefacts that can be explored.
SPRING TERMS 3 AND 4
We are really enjoying finding out clues to help us learn about the Great Fire of London which happened in 1666. Click on the link to see what London would have looked like over 350 years ago.
This term, we are learning about toys and events from the past. Lots of us brought in some old toys from home and we looked for clues to find out how old they could be. Mrs Shephard brought in some games that she would have played with when she was younger and we had a lovely time playing with them. We went on an outing to Tyntesfield and found out about toys and games that would have been played with in Victorian times. We were also very lucky and got to see inside the nursery. We have really enjoyed our learning about toys from the past.
Our visit to Tyntesfield.
AUTUMN TERMS 1 AND 2
We went to Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre as part of our learning project of 'What can we do to keep animals safe?' We learnt how they rescue animals and how they take care of them once they are back at the rescue centre. We also made some seed bombs which we can plant in the garden. These will release bee friendly plant seeds once the clay breaks down.
Finding out about the work that Secret World Wildlife Rescue do.
Looking for Polly, the Red Deer.
You can tell how old a deer is by the number of spikes on the antlers.
We went to see where the foxes lived and found out what they ate.
Looking at the badger's sett.
Looking at footprints of different animals.
We made clay seed bombs to plant in the garden.
We found out how they rescue injured animals.
WELCOME TO OUR YEAR 2 ART GALLERY
We used an art package on the laptops to create our own masterpieces.
We developed our mark making skills and learnt how to insert lines and shapes and how to fill with colour.
LEARNING IN YEAR 2