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Year 2

Friday 9th July 2021

 

I can't believe we only have one more week left of Year 2! The children have powered through so well to the end of term. We have had another lovely week, finished off nicely with a fantastic sports day and picnic. The children absolutely loved each station and running race. They cheered each other on beautifully. We are very hopeful to have you all join us next year when things are hopefully much better!

 

Next week, we will be finishing a few of our topics. This includes our science topic on inventors, our PSHE topic on growing and changing and our Art seaside paintings. In maths we will be focusing on written methods for addition and subtraction in preparation for Year 3. Our last PSHE lesson focuses on basic first aid and how we use the emergency services. 

 

Homework:

English - any 2 reading comprehensions not completed in Year 2

Maths - p. 67 and 69

Spellings:

mother

nothing

Monday

pencil

animal 

 

Have a lovely weekend! 

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 2nd July 2021

 

Good afternoon! We have had another lovely week in Year 2 and can't believe that we are already in July. Only two weeks to go in KS1...

 

We have enjoyed starting a new book in English this week as it helped the children to write some lovely descriptive pieces. We will be continuing this book next week. In Maths, we will be recapping and looking at time problems, including telling the time to 5 minute intervals. This would be great to be practiced at home over the weekend! In PSHE, we will be looking at respecting privacy and how this applies to many aspects of life.

 

Homework:

Maths - 65 and 67

Eng - 3 pages of your choice that are not yet completed.

Spellings:

fairness

silliness

happiness

enjoyment

movement

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 25th June 2021

 

Another week complete! The children have had a great sports week organised by Miss Clegg, with different activities each day. We finished the week with a sports partnership assembly with lots of other schools.  They also really enjoyed our trip and ice lolly on Wednesday, we were so lucky with the weather! 

 

Next week in English, we will be starting a new book called 'Last stop on Market Street'. This book will support the children to focus on how an author uses vocabulary to describe normal everyday things. In Maths, we will be looking at equivalence, direction and right angles. In PSHE, we will be labelling the body parts and thinking about which of those are private. We have set ground rules as a class and also set up a question box for any children who are unsure about anything we discuss. 

 

Homework:

English - p. 23 and 25

Maths - p. 75 and 77

Spellings:

walk

always

talk

warm

towards

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 18th June 2021

 

We have come to the end of another busy week! The children have loved taking part in the Night Owl presentation on Monday and the Scooter safety sessions on Wednesday. It was lovely for them to enjoy them in the sunshine before all of the rain arrived!

 

Next week, we will be starting a new book in English called 'Five Minutes Peace' and comparing it to the one we have looked at over the last two weeks as it is by the same author. In Maths, we will be continuing with fractions but looking at fractions in complex shapes. In PSHE, we will be looking at how we have grown so much since we were a baby and the different stages completed so far! Next week is also National Sports Week - please see the email all about it from Miss Clegg sent out today.

 

Homework:

English: p. 7, 24 and 30

Maths: p. 71 and 73

Spellings:

crying

funnier

happiest

worried

replying

 

I have sent pencil cases home this week because we seem to have a lot of gaps - this includes glue sticks and green editing biro pens. Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 11th June 2021

 

Welcome to the last half term of Year 2! It has gone by so quickly and I'm sure the next few weeks will too. The children have enjoyed getting back into the classroom and starting our new topics, including The seaside in Geography and Scientists and Inventors in Science.

We have also enjoyed starting our new PSHE topic on growing and changing. This week, we looked at how giving and getting positive feedback can be kind and helpful as we begin trying new things. Next week, we will be exploring feelings and emotions when something or someone moves away or we lose them. The children have already shown such maturity when talking about issues like this.

 

Next week in English, we will be continuing with our new book 'On the way home' by Jill Murphy to compare it with another by the same author.  In Maths, we will be completing our unit on fractions of amounts and shapes. We also have our scooter safety workshop on Wednesday (please see the letter for details). 

 

Homework:

Eng - p. 19 and 21

Maths - p. 39 and 41

Spellings

fraction

direction

competition

little

tunnel

 

Have a lovely weekend in the sunshine!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 28th May 2021

 

We have made it to the end of term! We have all just about made it...we are all in need of a good rest!

I have only sent the children home with their reading books for over half term. 

 

I hope you all have a lovely break and enjoy the sunshine we have been promised!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 21st May 2021

 

Good morning! We are almost at the end of term, what a busy one it has been! We absolutely loved being able to watch the Year 6 performance this week, it has been far too long since we sat in the hall. We have also enjoyed finishing off our English topic using the book 'Tuesday'. In computing this week, we had a go at using the chrome books to type and edit the font, size and colour. It would be great for the children to practice their typing at home.

 

Next week, we will be completing some lessons on key skills in English and finishing off our unit on dividing in Maths. We will also be finishing our topics on Islam, plants and vegetables in DT. 

 

Homework:

Eng - p. 7 and 17

Maths - p. 55

Spellings

colourful

hopeful

happily

carefully

careless

 

Have a lovely weekend, I hope the sun starts to shine soon!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 14th May 2021

 

What a busy week! It was quite hard to get through a whole week after a lovely 2 day week last week but the children have persevered. We have continued with our book Tuesday, writing a report and a postcard. We have also worked on understanding how to divide in Maths. The children were also really excited to see how the cress we had grown in science reacted to different conditions and how they were going to use the other cress grown in out DT lesson today. It would be interesting to see if they remember enough to tell you all about it!

 

Next week, we will be finishing our book in English and division in Maths. We will also be watching the Year 6 end of year production in our bubble in the hall, which we are very excited about!

 

Homework

Maths - p. 35

Eng - comprehension on 19 and 21

Spellings - we will be focusing on using the possessive apostrophe and using dictionaries so it would be great if you can practice this at home!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Thursday 6th May 2021

 

Good morning! I have sent the homework books home for this long weekend so that the children have something to complete!

 

Maths - p. 37

Eng - p.6 and 39

Spellings

there

their

they're 

cries

parties

 

I hope you have a lovely long weekend, let's hope the weather helps us out!

 

Mrs Pearce smiley

Friday 30th April 2021

 

Well we are almost in May, where did that time go?

We have enjoyed continuing our lovely topics this week, including planting some cress seeds, finding out about Queen Victoria and understanding the life cycle of a plant. We have also enjoyed our new book 'Tuesday' as we explore the exciting adventures of frogs on lilypads! It was also lovely to catch up with so many parents at parents evening this week.

 

Next week is a funny week, with only two days at school. On Tuesday, we will be having our NSPCC number day, where the children are invited to dress up in any way to represent a number for a donation of a pound and will be completing a range of maths activities. On Wednesday, we will continue with our maths topic on arrays and multiplication and look at comparing Queen Elizabeth II and Victoria. 

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 33

English - the next reading comprehension on p. 17

Spellings:

treasure

usual

knew

new

know

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Moran smiley

Friday 23rd April 2021

 

Good afternoon, we have had a busy week this week! We have completed a range of assessments ahead of parents evening next week, I look forward to discussing these with you! We also finished using our book 'Journey' so will begin looking at a new unit of work next week using a book called 'Tuesday'. Both of these books have no words so it has been lovely letting the children's imagination come into their writing.

 

In maths, we will be looking more at multiplication and fractions too. We also look forward to planting some seeds for both our science topic and DT!

 

Homework

Maths - p. 29 and 31

English - p. 4 and 5

Spellings:

because

want

watch 

squash

quality

 

Have a lovely weekend, enjoy the sunshine!

 

Miss Moran

Summer term

Friday 16th April 2021

 

Good afternoon and welcome back! The children have come back very excited for our summer term. We have started some lovely new topics, including our history topic 'Great Monarchs' and Science - 'Plants'. The  children have also been working with a fantastic new book in English called 'Journey'. We are enjoying exploring this book as it has no words! In Maths, we have worked on subtraction and started looking at multiples and what multiplication means.

 

Next week, we will be continuing with the book journey in English and we will be starting to look at fractions!

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 25 and 33

English - the next two reading comprehensions

Spelling: adding suffix endings to words that require a double consonant 

running

clapped

patted

dropped

slipped

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday 19th March 2021

 

Good afternoon! I hope you have all had a good week! This week has gone very quickly in Year Two. It was lovely to end the week raising money for Red Nose Day. The children were dressed up so nicely, we had some great super heroes! 

We started our new topic in English and started work on written addition in Maths. We will be continuing with that next week but also add in subtraction!

 

Next week will also be full of Easter activities, particularly on Thursday and Friday. All details will be going out to tell you all about it!

 

Please can you ask your child if they haven't got particular things in their pencil cases. We have had a lot of whiteboard pens run out this week!

 

Homework:

 

English - p. 16 and 23

Maths - p. 23 - I have told the children to add in the same way we have in class this week, using the place value chart (tens and ones)

Spelling:

wrong

wrap 

wrote

most 

only

 

Have a lovely weekend, one week to go!

 

Miss Moran smiley

 

 

Friday 12th March 2021

 

Good morning! We have completed our first week back with everyone at school. The children have coped very well coming back in and straight back to our topics. It has been science week this week, which has meant we have enjoyed all of the fun activities Miss Clegg set us. We watched a live chick being born, had a zoom call with an engineer and designed a backpack for the future! Today we will be creating an insect and poster to round the week off!

 

Next week, we will be starting a new topic in English called 'Love that book'. It focuses on key skills in writing based around a the book called '15 things not to do with a puppy'. In Maths, we will be starting to look at written addition methods. It is Red Nose Day next Friday so we will be having a mufti day, as explained in a letter this week.

 

Homework

Reading comprehension book - pg. 14 and 15

Maths - p.19

 

Spellings

money

honey

key

quite

quiet 

 

Have a lovely weekend, I shall see you all on Monday!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Sunday 7th March 2021

 

Good afternoon,

 

I just wanted to send a quick message to you all before we return to school tomorrow.

 

I have uploaded the back to school powerpoint that I shared with the children at home on Thursday. It has key information in it, such as PE days and what we will be doing when we are back at school in terms of bubbles.

 

I am looking forward to seeing you all in the morning, Miss Moran smiley

Back to school powerpoint March 2021

Monday 4th January 2021

 

Happy New Year! What a strange start this will be...I look forward to seeing you all soon but for now things will be a little different again. 

 

Information will be sent out to you all regarding how we will be completing the online learning for the next two weeks. We will have two zoom sessions a day to catch up with the children at home - one at 9:05am and the other at 2pm. There will then be three lessons to complete which will be uploaded onto the google classroom network each day. Task sheets and answers will also be uploaded. In addition to this, we will be uploading 3 collective worship videos and some links to extra lessons such as PSHE each week.

 

I will be uploading a rough timetable so that you can see what the children need to be completing. Any questions that you have can be added to the classroom stream and answers will be given as soon as possible. Please be aware this is very different to last time and all staff will be in school supporting so responses will not be as immediate as last time.

 

We will continue using the online reading scheme rising stars (like last year) which will have assigned reading books for your child. 

 

As you can see, there is a lot for everyone to get their head around. We hope this will only be for two weeks but please bear with us as we try this all again!

 

Thank you for all of your support,

 

Miss Moran (still!)

Friday 11th December 2020

 

The final Friday at school this year! Wow, I really can't believe it. The children have worked so hard and are starting to get a bit tired now. I am looking forward to the Christmas activities we have planned next week to see the children into the holidays!

 

We have decided as a school the children will not receive homework this weekend but just have their reading books. These have all been assessed and changed this week!

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend filled with Christmas joy!

 

Miss Moran

Friday 4th December 2020

 

Apologies for the below not saving when I typed it up on Friday, I have no idea why it didn't save!

 

Happy Friday! This week we completed our instruction unit on looking after a ghost. The children have brought home their work written neatly in their purple best books! They worked very hard on it, I'm sure you will be very impressed! Next week, we will be looking at a Christmas text to write some poetry. In Maths, we started looking at mental addition and subtraction. This will be continued next week.

 

I will be assessing the children's reading next week so it would be great if the children brought in their reading books each day to make this easier.

 

Homework:

Maths: p. 21

English: p. 8 and 20

Spellings:

whole

hole

beautiful

Christmas

behind

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

 

 

Decorated classroom and advent wreaths!

Friday 27th November 2020

 

Christmas film and disco day! The children all looked fantastic dressed up today and worked very hard considering they were all dressed up! Thank you to Henning for making our lovely postbox this year! Remember that Christmas cards need to be in by 11th December so we can isolate them in time for the last week! Next week we will be starting our Christmas celebrations with our online and classroom advent calendars on Tuesday and a morning of decorating on Thursday. Father Christmas will hopefully be taking a walk around the outside of the school too...

 

This week in English we have been looking at the difference between a question and statement and how to extend sentences using conjunctions. Next week we will be looking at command verbs and how we can use them in instructions. In Maths, we finished looking at different scales to measure and problems that involve them. Next week, we will be moving on to mental addition and subtraction.

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 47 and 49

English: the next two reading comprehensions

Spellings:

donkey

football

sadly

put

water

 

Today I told the children that I will be getting married during the Christmas holidays with my socially distanced 15 people! It has been a long time coming with many plans changing this year (like many!) so I am pleased that something has been confirmed to go ahead! I will be coming back to school as Mrs Pearce - something that I am sure will take us all a bit of time to get used to (including me!)

 

Have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Moran

Friday 20th November 2020

 

Good afternoon! Another week has come and gone filled with learning and odd socks! The children enjoyed learning all about Anti-Bullying week this week and focused on how to stand up against it. Today it was great to see the children wearing their odd socks and dancing along to the odd sock song! Mrs Crilly will be making a video of the school dancing along so hopefully you will see this soon!

 

Next week in English we will be moving on to a new book called 'How to make friends with a ghost'. This unit will focus on instruction writing and knowing the difference between statements and commands. In Maths, we will be continuing comparing measures and reading different scales. This could be practiced at home on different scales you might have!

 

Homework:

 

Maths - p. 45

English - p. 9 and p.19

Spellings:

flower

flour

hour

found

why

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

Friday 13th November 2020

 

Good afternoon, we have completed week 2 which was full of compassion. We had our 2 minute silence for Remembrance Day on Wednesday and the rest of the week has focused on Children in Need. The children enjoyed taking part in a Joe Wicks workout each day and particularly liked joining in with his live one today!

 

We continued our writing using the Rapunzel book in English and we looked at equality and inequality in Maths. Next week we will be finishing our work on Rapunzel and looking at measures in Maths. It would be great for you to look at some ways you can measure things at home this weekend - such as ml or grams. It is also Anti-bullying week next week so we will have lots of activities that link to that followed by odd socks day on Friday!

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 11 

English - the next two reading comprehensions

Spellings:

blue

blew

knew

true

use

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran smiley

 

Remembrance stones!

Friday 6th November 2020

 

Welcome back! It has been lovely to see the children after their half term rest. They have impressed me so much coming back and getting straight on to new learning. This week we have started looking at two different Rapunzel texts in English to help with comparisons and describing characters and settings. In Maths, we have worked on recapping what half and equal means using both numbers and shapes.

 

Next week we will continue with our Rapunzel book in English and will start looking at equality and balancing calculations in maths.

 

Homework:

Maths - p.9 and 11 as general practice

English - p. 2 and p.18

Spellings:

see

sea

bee

be

father

 

We had quite a few lessons that required glue this week and it was a bit of a struggle as a lot didn't have any or the glue had run out. I have asked the children to let you know if they need any more! If there any issues, please do let me know.

 

Next week will include Remembrance Day and Children in Need!

 

Thank you as always for your support, have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

Finished Tudor houses!

Friday 23rd October

 

We have made it to the end of a very long eight weeks! The children have done so well and I think they are definitely ready for a break - as am I! They have already made such great progress in Year 2, I am very proud of them.

 

This week we have managed to complete our Tudor houses and our final science investigation all about materials. We also finished our work on the book 'Coming to England' which linked really nicely into our Black History month learning. We are looking forward to starting our new topics after half term!

 

Thank you for a great parents evening this week, it was lovely to speak to you all properly! The children will be taking reading books home for half term. If you would like anything else to complete during the week, the children can complete some of the maths book they took home a few weeks ago or can play some phonics games online. A great website is phonics play as it encourages the children to sound out real and alien words in a fun game. However there are a range of other ones too!

 

I hope you have a lovely half term and rest up ready for the next term towards Christmas!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Tudor houses take 3

Tudor houses take 2!

Friday 16th October 2020

 

Good afternoon! We have completed another busy week which included starting our new class book, the school's anniversary church service and paper mache! Take a look at the pictures above to see how our houses are getting on! In the final week of this half term we will continue with our English book with some more writing tasks and move onto estimation and number lines in Maths. 

 

A quick reminder about bringing in an old shirt or apron for Art/DT as we getting a bit messy at the moment!

 

Homework:

English: The next two reading comprehensions

Maths: P. 17

Spellings:

eye

only

hour

sure

sugar

 

Have a lovely weekend, I look forward to seeing many of you next week online for parents evening!

 

Miss Moran

Tudor houses so far...

Friday 9th October 2020

 

Good afternoon! We have had a busy week again with a lovely ending - making our Tudor houses! The children were very excited, thank you so much for all of the boxes and cardboard. I shall upload some pictures so that you can see the process so far!

 

This week the children produced some fantastic writing when completing a recount for the book 'Toby and the Great Fire of London. I was very impressed! In Maths, we finished looking at place value and moved on to comparing numbers to 100. We will be moving on to a whole school unit next week in English that focuses on a book called 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin. In Maths, we will be looking at equality and comparing. 

 

I will be sending home the pencil cases again today so that they can be replenished if needed! We seem to be particularly low on whiteboard and green pens!

 

Homework:

Maths: P. 15

English book - pages 14 and 15

Spellings:

most

both

break

where

there

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

 

Good afternoon! Our harvest week has been lovely, thank you very much for anyone who donated some food from home. All donations have been taken to the church today. We have been busy starting our recount topic this week in English and have continued our work on place value on maths. We will continue with this next week.

 

Homework:

Comprehension book - page 1 and 2

Maths - Pg. 7

 

Spellings:

because

our

some

climb

every

 

Next Friday, we will be starting our Tudor houses! If you have any shoe boxes/cardboard going spare at home, we would be very grateful for them to be donated for us to use! 

 

Have a lovely weekend, I hope it isn't too wet!

 

Miss Moran

Friday 25th September 2020

 

Another week complete! We have enjoyed completing some writing this week using our class book. We will be moving on to using a story based around the Great Fire of London next week. We have also been working hard on counting forwards and backwards on a hundred square, particularly through benchmarks. This could be something your child may benefit practicing at home!

 

Next week we will be starting our recount topic in English and focusing on regrouping tens and ones in maths. We will also be having our Harvest zoom with the church on Tuesday morning. 

 

Homework: the books have arrived! Please make sure your childs name is printed somewhere on it.

I have sent home those books to complete tasks from this week:

 

SPaG book - pages 10 and 12

Maths book - the Year One objectives test - p. 2-5

 

You will also have been sent home the 10 minute workout book. This is for you to complete with your child as and when you would like to. I would suggest at least once a week.

 

Spellings (split digraphs)

made

these

nice

home

rule

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday 18th September 2020

 

This week has flown by! We have been very busy continuing with our topics and getting used to the new normal at school. It was lovely to see and speak to so many of you yesterday in our 'Meet the teacher' zoom. I hope all of your questions were answered and that the guidance for this year was clear. If you have any further questions, please send them in an email  to the school office.

 

This week in English we started using the book mentioned last week, 'Frog and the Stranger'. We will continue to use this next week for our English lessons. In Maths, we continued to practise counting in 2s,5s and 10s and also had a look at the value of each number in a 2 digit number. We will continue this next week to secure understanding. 

 

Home learning will be the same as last week as we await the books to be delivered. 

 

Spellings:

they

people

very

put

great

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Usual timetable for Year Two

Year 2 curriculum overview

Friday 11th September 2020

 

Good afternoon! We have had a busy week starting all of our topics and getting used to the Year Two classroom. The children have done so well to keep going for the whole week, it definitely is something that will take some time to get used to! The homework books will hopefully we ready to take home next week so for this week it will just be reading and spellings. I will also be uploading the whole year overview and meet the teacher Powerpoint ready for you to have a look at before next week.

 

This week in maths we looked at counting in 2s and 10s and also had a look at some place value. Next week we will be counting in 5s and continuing with some more place value.

 

In English, we completed our work around a book called 'Here we are' by Oliver Jeffers. Next week we will be moving onto a book called 'Frog and the Stranger' by Max Velthuijs.

 

Spellings:

friend

house

door

floor

old

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Moran

Welcome to Year Two!

 

It is the start of another school year and I am so excited to have the children back in school! The last two days have been very busy and full of new routines. It is great to see the children arriving by 8:40 so we can get started as soon as possible - with lots of hand washing of course! They have adapted so well and I am very proud of them already! Thank you very much for your hard work preparing them and ensuring they had the correct equipment in their pencil case.

 

I told the children today that they will usually take home new reading books and homework on a Friday. Today they only received reading books to ease them back into school again. Homework needs to be returned on a Wednesday and we will mark it together on a Friday. Reading books need to be returned on a Thursday and will be changed for the children to take home on Friday. All books need to be read twice before they're changed to support fluency and comprehension. Once the children are up to purple level, they only need to read the book once as they're longer texts. 

 

Our main communication at the moment will be either through this page or any letters emailed to you. If you have anything you need to discuss with me, please feel free to email the office and they will let me know.

 

A quick reminder that we have PE on Monday so the children need to come into school in their PE kit!

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend and your children are feeling positive about their first few days!

 

Miss Moran

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