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Year 2

Friday 3rd July 2020

 

We have made it to July! I can't believe we have nearly completed online learning since March. It has gone very quickly but at the same time feels like forever since I last saw you all! You have all made me incredibly proud and I can't wait to see most of you in the last week of term. This week you were told your teachers next year will be Mrs Lee and Mrs Tuffey - I hope you are excited to meet and get to know them!

 

Next week is the final week of online learning. In English, you will be writing a descriptive poem and an exciting letter! In Maths, you will be looking at right angles and written addition and subtraction that will prepare you for Year Three!

 

Monday's google meet will be the last for show and tell and will be for these children: Alice P, Freya, Cole and James (If I have missed anyone out over the last few weeks, please do let me know before Monday!)

 

Thursday's google meet will be the final meeting which I would like to celebrate with a mini party to end the year! I will have a few games for us to play and you can dress up in a party outfit if you like!

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, take care!

Miss Moran

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Good afternoon! 

 

I hope you are all well and had a lovely week in the sunshine. I did enjoy it but I am hoping it starts to cool down soon! 

 

I hope you enjoyed using the new book this week, I have loved reading your diaries today! Next week will continue using it. In Maths, you will be looking at symmetry and using the inverse for checking answers.

 

It was great to see lots of you on Google meets this week, I hope you enjoyed the game yesterday! Monday's show and tell children will be:
Oscar, Dylan, Lily, Caoimhe and Jamie N

 

I have just uploaded week 5 and 6 planning and activities. This will be the last two weeks of formal lesson plans as the final week of term will mainly be transition activities. I hope to see lots of you when you come in for two days to meet your new teacher! I just wanted to say again I am so proud of you all for completing all of the work during lockdown - well done!

 

Take care and have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Moran

Friday 19th June 2020

 

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you have had a lovely week even with the miserable weather! It has been another busy week in school but it was so lovely to see a lot of you in the two google meetings. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. On Monday, the children listed below will be asked to show and tell something from home:

 

Leo G, Blake, Bobby, Jack H and Jack J. I look forward to it!

 

Next week, the English learning will start using the book Nothing by Mike Inkpen - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! In maths, the learning will move on to using multiplication again! The topic sheet activities focus on colour this week.

 

As it says in this weeks newsletter, we worked on being able to deliver live lessons on google meet. However, due to quality of the videos and it not working for some, we have decided to continue using the recorded videos which I know a lot of you find very useful as they provide clear modelling - something the meets wouldn't be able to do as well. It was also lovely to find out Year Two will be able to come in during the last week of term for 2 days to meet your new teacher.

 

I hope this is good news and that the children are looking forward to it!

 

Take care and have a lovely weekend,

 

Miss Moran

Friday 12th June 2020

 

Good afternoon! I hope you are all well and had another good week. It was so lovely to see so many faces on Monday morning for our first show and tell session! Apologies again for those who had difficulty with it. I will post the link and code at about 8:30 on Monday in preparation for the meeting at 9am to help it run smoothly! As I said, those who have been chosen for next week are: Leo D, Alice E, Lillia, Antony and Jamie Gunn. If those children are not on, I will pick another child who would like to do it!

 

We have decided as a team that we will be adding in a Thursday session at 9am as a catch up from the week and to see if anyone has any work to show! I will choose a few children who would like to share each week. As each week passes, we will be letting you know how hopefully our interaction will increase.This is because we now know that sadly Year 2 will not be coming back this academic year - I am just as devastated as all of you.

 

However, I am sure the children will enjoy that increased interaction with myself and their peers! I look forward to seeing you all!

 

I hope you all have a good weekend, take care! Miss Moran

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Good afternoon, I hope you have all had a good week! I have been busy at school this week helping to look after a group of Year One children. It has been nice to be back to a bit of normality but I have missed seeing all of you there! What has been your favourite part of this week? (You can comment below if you like!)

 

It has been lovely to speak to a lot of you this week in between the craziness! Sorry if I haven't got round to you yet, I will definitely talk to you at some point next week.

 

As mentioned in the newsletter this week, we are in the process of setting up a short google meeting to take place once a week. This will mean you can see all of your friends and I will give you an introduction to the week ahead! We will then complete a mini show and tell. Each week, there will be 5 children who will be chosen on a Friday to share either some work or something they have at home they want to share with the class. There were some technical difficulties when trying to sort it out so we will let you know as soon as this is ready to go! In preparation for next week at some point, I will tell you the first 5 children who can show and tell something (Please let me know if you don't want to or if there will be an issue!) Lena, Albert, Jake, Thomas and Rowan

 

I have also uploaded the new task sheet. The whole school will get a sheet like this once a week that is based around a specific topic. There is no certain amount you need to do - it is more of an if and when you would like to complete one. This weeks sheet is based around family.

 

I hope you enjoy at least one of the activities! I hope you all have a lovely weekend, hope to see you all soon.

 

Take care, Miss Moran

Friday 22nd May

Good afternoon! I hope you have all had a lovely week and have managed to enjoy the sunshine we have been lucky to have. I am really looking forward to seeing some of your creative ideas for 'They all saw a...!' It has also been lovely to see some of your NHS mindfullness tasks. I will upload those who have sent me some pictures onto this page. Feel free to share if you have any too!

Next week is half term so I hope you are all looking forward to a lovely break. If you would like some activities, the teachers have all uploaded an idea onto the St Mary's class pages section of the website. There are a range of different tasks that are aimed at all children in the school. Please remember, this is only if you want something to do - they are not compulsory.

After half term, most staff will be back into school to support those groups who are returning. As I will be covering some parts of the day, communication may not be as quick as it has been. However, the work will still be uploaded with videos to support as we are not returning just yet. We will be using two books by the same author for English which I have listed below should you wish to buy them/look at them before. Maths will be moving on to recapping time and solving problems with all operations.

On the Way Home: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Way-Home-Jill-Murphy/dp/1529003067
5 Minutes Peace: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Five-Minutes-Peace-Large-Family/dp/1406361909/ref=sr_1_1?crid=206SH71UMS1Q8&dchild=1&keywords=5+minutes+peace&qid=1590081911&s=books&sprefix=5+minutes+pea%2Cstripbooks%2C142&sr=1-1

I hope you have a lovely week next week and I look forward to hearing from you all after half term. I hope you are all taking care, staying safe and that all of your families are well. I am very much looking forward to when we can all return in a safe environment so that I get to see you all again!

Stay safe and take care, 

Miss Moran
Friday 15th May 2020

Good afternoon, I hope you all had a lovely week! 

I went into school for a couple of days this week. It was very quiet and it wasn't the same without all of you. However, it did give me a chance to speak to most of you which was lovely!
If I didn't get to speak to you or I left a voicemail, you're welcome to send me an email to check in or let me know if you need me to ring urgently before I am after half term.

I hope this weeks learning has been fun, lots of you said you were enjoying the cat book - it is one of my favourites too! We will continue using that next week for English and we will be moving on to fractions in Maths.

I'm sure you have received the letter from the school about how we plan to reopen (if we can) for certain year groups after half term. As you know, Year 2 are not in this plan just yet so I will be continuing with the online learning and videos. I am hoping as a lot of you have said they are helpful that they will continue to be until we are all back - whenever that may be!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, it looks like the weather is starting to warm up again so I am looking forward to my daily walks being less breezy! Stay safe and relax!

Miss Moran

Thursday 7th May

 

Good afternoon, 

I hope you have all had a good week. Thank you very much to any work that has been submitted so far - the deadline is tomorrow so no rush! If you haven't yet, don't worry, I just may take longer to respond over the long weekend. I will be back in school for some days next week so I may not be able to respond as quickly as I would like to - but I will try my best!

We are in such a difficult time at the moment with a lot being in the unknown, having to adjust to working from home and not seeing family. I know (from my own personal perspective) that this has not been easy and I hope you all know that I can appreciate how tricky this must be for you too. I want to say thank you for your hard work every day and for the kind messages as it helps me to see the hard work is helping you. I cannot stress enough that I am not expecting the children to be completing work like they do at school. Uploading work allows me to see what the children are up to but it also shows me that you are all safe and well at this time. We are all in the same situation, trying to keep calm and carry on! 

Next week, in Maths, we will be continuing with division but we will move on to a new book in English (as previously mentioned in last weeks post). It's great to see some of you are using Rising Stars - I check every few days to see if you need any new books. 

I hope you all have a lovely VE day and weekend. There are some activities that have been emailed to you which you are welcome to use if you are celebrating this but I have also uploaded a set of activities to do - only if you want to!

Thank you again for your continued support and hard work,

Miss Moran

Friday 1st May 2020 - we have made it to May!

 

Good afternoon!

 

I hope you have had a good week and you've managed to complete most of the work set. If you haven't completed it all that's fine, I completely understand this is a new routine to get used to. I know this is hard for everyone to adapt to! With this in mind, I hope the videos have been useful and have helped to complete the work set. I am loving seeing all of the brilliant work on Google Classroom. I hope your friends are enjoying looking at them too. Remember you can comment on any of the posts too!

 

Remember to send me one piece of work today by 3:30 - I will respond with individual feedback this evening/over the weekend. 

 

Weeks 5 and 6 uploads

The outline for the next two weeks is uploaded both on here and Google Classroom. Please note there is not anything for Friday 8th May as it is a bank holiday, however I have uploaded some suggested activities if you would like to continue with a structured day.

 

Videos will again upload at 8am each morning.If a video is not needed, like today with the maths, there will not be one. The new task grid has also been uploaded - enjoy!

 

English: Next week is going to continue with myths but this time you get to write your own! The last two weeks of term will be using a different book called 'They all saw a cat' by Brendan Wenzel. Again, there is no need to purchase the book, but should you want to, this is a link to it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/They-All-Saw-Brendan-Wenzel/dp/1452150133

 

Maths: The next two weeks will look at division through sharing and grouping, sometimes with remainders!

 

Reading: It's great to see you all using Epic! As a reminder, the Rising Stars website is actually aimed at your child's reading level so I would really recommend having a go at those. Epic is more of an added extra!

 

Hope you all have a lovely and relaxing weekend!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Week 5 and 6 - Topic grid resources

Pictures from this week - others are on Google classroom

Jake's computing
Lillia's arrays
Alice's photography
Lillia working in the garden
Albert's birthday Avanti Train
Lily's DT work

Friday 24th April

 

Good afternoon! I hope you have had a lovely week both with the lovely weather and the new work set for you! Next week will be exciting as we venture onto using Google Classroom! You will have received a letter earlier this week telling you all about it and how you can use it. This post is just going to reiterate exactly how we will use it!

 

Google Classroom

There is a main stream which allows me to post messages to you all and for you to share your work or messages and ideas to your classmates and myself. All of the work already uploaded on this page will be uploaded on there also. The classwork page allows you to see general documents, such as the topic grid and daily overviews.

The Maths and English sections have the activities for you to complete and will also show a video for the learning. These are scheduled (fingers crossed!) to upload onto that page at 8 am each morning. Tasks are still to be completed in your book but pictures can be taken to share!

 

Epic - www.getepic.com 

Epic is a reading website we are going to use through google classroom. It allows me to set books for you all based on your reading level. It has a range of different books but it is an American site so some books/vocab may be different to those you are used to. It tells me when you have read them too!

 

Rising stars - https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL158889

This website will be used alongside Epic. It also allows me to set reading books set at your reading levels but doesnt connect through Google. However, like Epic, it tells me when you have completed reading a book. 

 

I look forward to seeing how you get on with all of the above (and how I get on with technology too!!) Thank you to those who have sent me pictures, I shall upload them on here too!

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend, well done for completing another week. I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

 

Miss Moran smiley

 

 

Friday 17th April 2020

 

Good afternoon, I hope you're all doing well and staying safe! I've had a busy two weeks preparing your work for the next few weeks so I hope that you are well rested and enjoyed the Easter break too! smiley

 

I'm going to upload the work for the next two weeks so that you can have a look at it all and ask any questions. I hope it will be clear and explain the learning we would have been doing if we were at school.

 

For the first week back, the structure of reading, spelling and Maths is fairly similar. Writing is different so that key skills can be practiced and then used in a writing genre.

 

The first document uploaded shows a learning sequence for Maths and English. The documents that follow explain the learning per day and the topic grid.

 

English will start with a week recapping key skills and has lots of links to videos to support the children to be fairly independent. In the second week, we will begin our unit on Myths, where we will be using a book called 'How the Leopard got his spots'. I'm not expecting anyone to buy the book as I will be uploading a video of me reading it. However, if you would like to purchase it, please use the link below so that you get the specific version we are using.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Leopard-Spots-Just-Stories/dp/1846164095

 

Maths will be two weeks focusing on multiplication and solving problems. Most days have a little input, a task sheet and an answer sheet too. From the second week, this will be a little easier as I will be able to upload videos to support.

 

For reading, please continue to use Oxford Owls until the website we are going to use through google classroom is explained and set up properly. I have made a few more suggestions for reading activities but the first list can be used again for different books.

 

The topic grid is the same as last time for the afternoon but has a little more structure so that most subjects can be learnt and activities link to it too.

 

I have tried to explain each day in lots of detail but if you have any questions about the learning uploaded please let me know as soon as possible so that I can help in any way I can. As I've said a few times, hopefully when we are using the google classroom it will be made a little easier. 

 

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe and I hope to hear from some of you soon!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Wow, I can't believe we are already in April! I hope you have a had a lovely week and are looking forward to the Easter break. I also hope you are still well and keeping safe as much as possible. The weather looks like it is going to be great too so I hope you have some great fun in the garden or on your daily walk. 

 

I wanted to add in a special thank you to parents and carers on this blog post. It has been such a big change for the children and the school community but it has been for all of you too. We are trying to make it easy as possible for all parents, including those who are still trying to work full time or are key workers too. Therefore, thank you very much for all of your hard work, I hope you enjoy a rest at some point over the next two weeks too.

 

I also want to say thank you to all of the children! You have been completing some great work and I am very proud of you all for adjusting to your new home routine. Make sure you're being helpful at home and giving your parents the rest they deserve too!

 

Over Easter there will be no official work set, however if you like the structure and routine of the timetable, please do continue using it as much as you would like to. I would also recommend completing any work that has not yet been done from the last two weeks so you are ready to start on the next lot after Easter.

 

It would really benefit the children, as always, to continue with reading. I'm sure you're coming to the end of the books given out at the end of term so I wanted to suggest a website you can sign up to for free that links to our levelled books. It has a few ebooks to read in each level. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk 

After Easter, I will be updating you on how we will be setting reading books for your child.

 

I will also be updating you after Easter about our new way for setting the children their learning. We will be moving onto something called Google Classroom, which some older children in the school are already using. This enables me to set work and use short videos that will teach our next topics. The structure of the day will remain the same and most activities will too, writing will be the thing that will change. 

 

You will be told all about it in the first week after Easter (20.04.20) with the intention of starting to use it in the second week back (27.04.20). Therefore, the first week back will follow the same structure as the last two weeks. 

 

Below I have listed some activities/websites that you may want to use at some point but there is no pressure to at all.

 

- Easter craft ideas on Pinterest using recyclable materials 

- Joe Wicks workout on YouTube

- Write stories/poems

- Draw/colour pictures 

- Baking/decorating (especially with left over Easter Eggs!)

- Make a card for a neighbour or older relative 

- Video call a friend or relative

- Build a den using things in your house

- Have a mini disco playing your favourite songs

- Make a quiz for your family to complete

- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents (learning resources for free)

- Oxford owl for reading (see above)

- https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/ (Disney dance alongs)

- https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities (Disney themed indoor games)

-https://www.gonoodle.com ( Sign up for free active videos - these also include mindfulness and yoga)

 

Remember you can still send these all to me, I'd love to see how you are filling your days! If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Take care, stay safe and well both in your body and mind. I hope to see you all soon.

 

Miss Moran smiley

Learning from week 2!

Lillia's collage
Lena's collage
Lily's gingerbread man
Lily's clock
Leo's sculpture
Caoimhe's rainbow
Lily's drawing
Lily's writing
Cole's collage
Dylan's Kenya art
Jack's Kenya art
Day 8 - actual answers uploaded below (apologies)

Day 8 answers

Day 7 and 8 answers 

 

Apologies for the delay in putting the answers up on here today. In case I forget again tomorrow as I'm in school, I've uploaded the answers for tomorrows Maths too.

 

Hope you're all having a good week, talk to you all soon!

 

Miss Moran smiley

Pictures of work from last week

 

I have been really enjoying the emails and pictures from you all but I thought it would be nice for you to see what your friends have been up to! Take a look at the pictures below smiley

 

Miss Moran

Week one learning

Lily's Eiffel Tower
Bobby and Blake's shop
Bobby's creation
Jack H's spelling and reading tasks
Dylan's cake
Lillia's Kenya art
Lillia's clock
Jake's Kenya art
Caoimhe working with her sister
Cole's Kenya art

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Good morning all!

 

I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend and are ready for another great week of learning!  I wanted to post a message with the answers for the maths task today. See the PDF below. When the work has answers, I will upload them that morning.  

 

I hope you have a lovely day, looking forward to receiving more emails of work today.

 

Miss Moran smiley

Addition answers

Spelling sheets

 

I have just uploaded some spelling sheets that may be useful when editing any writing completed. These words can also be found in the children's reading records.

Handwriting sheets

 

Hi all, I emailed out some sheets for handwriting to a parent but I then thought it would probably be useful to you all! There is no pressure to complete them but it goes through the alphabet so you can choose any letters you'd like to do.

 

Hope it's helpful!

 

Miss Moran

Handwriting sheets

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Good morning Year Two!

 

I hope you're all doing well and are settling into your new routine at home. I know it probably feels quite strange so I wanted to let you know that I am feeling the same and I'm missing you all a lot! I have been doing lots of work at home and have also been completing the Joe Wicks workout every morning, have any of you?

 

I hope you have all been managing to complete the work set, I would love to see any pictures you have of your brilliant work or new hobbies you have been trying! If you or your parents have any questions, please do send them to me on the email address sent out to you.

 

I will update this page every few days so watch out for anything new! I'm very proud of you all and I hope to see you soon. Remember to be happy and stay safe at home!

 

Miss Moran smiley

 

The next two weeks

 

It feels very strange to be writing this, but the time has arrived. The children have been sent home today with a book outlining the things to complete over the next two weeks. I have gone through this with them and explained how it will work at home (I have also tried to say they need to do it without too much complaining...). The only thing not in there is the Maths work, which is uploaded below. If you have any questions about any of it, please do let me know tomorrow. 

 

As ever, PE and Sport is very important for the well-being of our children. Joe Wicks has some great Youtube videos to keep your child/children active in the house. 

 

Here are some links that may be useful in this time too.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p (Videos and articles on all curriculum areas)

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ (Core subject games and home learning packs)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (Reading activities)

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html  (Curriculum Activity Books)

https://nrich.maths.org/ (Interactive maths games and challenges)

 

There are also many apps that are useful for all areas of the currciulum too.

 

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you all very soon.

 

Miss Moran smiley

Week three

 

This week has been Science week! We have had a fabulous time completing many different activities and having some great volunteers in to do some assemblies! Yesterday we had a whole science morning, which involved lots of different science activities with our families. Thanks to everyone who was involved.

 

Next week we will be continuing Non-Chronological reports but changing our topic to Kenya as we have finished our sharks one. In Maths we will be finishing off time and moving onto doubling and halving with numbers and money. 

 

Homework:

 

Maths: p. 54

English: The next two reading comprehensions

Spellings:

their

there

they're

flies

carries

 

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!

Week two

 

This week we have been working hard in lots of areas! In Maths we have been solving problems using bar models to support working out the answer. In English we continued working on our reports and we started our new art topic looking at buildings around the world. We also had a brilliant workshop with Affinity Water that the children enjoyed looking at the water cycle and completing some experiments too. World Book Day was a great success and the children enjoyed taking part in the different activities. 

 

Next week is Science week so we will be having a lot more exciting activities! In Maths we will be moving on to time so it may be worth looking at this with your child over the weekend, as we know this is an area that can be quite tricky! English will continue writing reports.

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 19 on solving problems

 

English - This week I would like the children to complete some research on our topic - Kenya. I would like them to research the facts below:

Capital city:

Currency:

Population:

Animals found there:

It would be great for them to add any other interesting facts or even add some pictures!

 

Spelling:

treasure

usual

new

knew

every

 

Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the weather gets better!

Spring 2 - Week 1

 

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely half term break and are ready for another busy half term leading up to Easter!

We have started a new topic in English this week - Non-chronological reports. We will be looking at fish and sharks to begin with for this. This will continue into next week.

In Maths we have focused on subtracting. We have been working on subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers, sometimes regrouping from the tens. Again if you would like me to show you how we have done this, I'm more than happy to! We also started our new Geography topic (Kenya) and started using the new and exciting chrome books in computing!

 

Next week we will be moving on to solving addition and subtraction problems in Maths and continuing our new English topic.

 

Homework:

 

Maths: page 24 on subtracting (please encourage the children to draw their tens and ones for this)

English: The next 2 reading comprehensions

Spellings ('a' after 'w' and 'qu')

want

watch

wander

quality

quantity

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Wenzels

Week 5

 

This week we have had some fun activities! On Tuesday we went to visit Wenzels (pictures to come) and on Wednesday we had a Rapid Fire cricket competition! We been writing our own Explanation texts about a monster, which will be finished off next week! In maths we have been working hard on adding 2 digit numbers using our tens and ones to regroup if needed. If you need me to show you how we have been doing this for practice at home, please do let me know. I have also been very busy assessing the children's reading levels, thank you for being patient with this while I try to do it for them all.

 

Homework:

 

Maths: pg 23. When it says partitioning, remind the children to draw their tens and ones.

 

English: The next 2 reading comprehensions

 

Spelling:

quite

quiet

wrong

wriggle

write

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Minibeast models

Week four!

 

A lovely week finished off with a fabulous Art Gallery! I will upload some pictures of our fantastic minibeast models if you missed it! We have completed our maths unit on statistics so we will be moving on to written addition next week! Our English unit on explanations will continue.

 

Homework:

Maths: pages 71 and 73 on tables and tally charts.

 

English: I would like the children to write a short explanation for how something works around the house - for example how to do a certain job or work something particular in the house.

They should be encouraged to use conjunctions (and, but, because etc) and adjectives to describe. 

 

Spellings:

shiny

scary

shaky

money

honey

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week three!

 

We are already half way through the first half term! We have been working hard this week in our new topic on Explanations using a monster guide book and finishing measures in Maths. 

 

Next week we will be continuing our Explanations topic but moving on to statistics in Maths.

 

Homework:

Maths: pages: 45 and 47 to finish our unit on measure.

 

English: Next two reading comprehensions in your book.

 

Spellings:

making

riding

hoped

nicer

bravest 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Week 2!

 

We are back into our routine properly this week with the children continuing all the topics started last week and our new times for the day beginning. We wrote some lovely poems this week in English and have just finished our comparison topic in maths.

 

Next week

Next week we will be starting a measurement unit in maths where we will look at what things are measured in and how to read different scales. This would be useful to practice at home. In English we will be starting a unit on explanations. '

 

Homework:

Maths - page 49 on comparing measure

 

English - as we have written lovely poems this week, I would like the children to write a poem as if they are floating up above their favourite place with a balloon, such as a funfair, park or beach. They have written a similar one in class this week so just need to remember:

- To use adjectives to describe what they can see

- Sound words out when spelling

- Start each line with a capital letter

- Use some exciting vocabulary

 

It can rhyme but doesn't need to and can be in a shape if they want. I would just like the children to be creative and see what comes out but please ask any questions if you are unsure. 

 

Spellings:

table

apple

little

middle

bottle 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Happy New Year!

 

We have made it to 2020! The children have had a busy first week back with a few changes to their normal routine, but have coped very well. We have done a lot of Maths this week, focusing particularly on money problems and finding change. It would be useful to reinforce this at home using some coins as the homework this week will focus on that.

 

We have also started our new topics - Our Wonderful World in Geography, Animals including humans in Science, Hand puppets in DT, Creation in RE and Getting creative in Computing. As you can see, we have achieved a lot! Alongside this we completed a practice reading paper to get the children used to completing questions independently. This weeks homework will be two reading comprehensions that I would like the children to try and complete as independently as possible.

 

Next week we will be having a vocabulary building week in English and Comparisons of amounts in Maths. 

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 51 and 53.

English - the next two reading comprehensions independently.

Spellings:

should

would

don't

didn't

it's

couldn't 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 13

 

I would like to say well done to the children for completing a very busy week of rehearsals and preparations for the show next week alongside some learning. It is going to very busy again next week so please could the children rest as much as possible in preparation for our shows next week and ensure they are confident with all of their lines!

 

As requested at the parent forum, no other homework will be set. Please continue to read!

 

Remember next Thursday is a polling day so it is not open to the children and Friday is Christmas Jumper day/lunch/party!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 12

 

I can't believe how quickly these weeks are going! Only a few weeks left before Christmas but lots to fit in! We have one more week before our nativity week, so our homework this weekend is to rehearse and learn lines as much as possible (narrators can have their scripts). 

 

We will be starting our poetry unit properly next week and will be moving on to finding the parts and whole when working out problems.

 

Spellings:

here

hear

sun

son

one 

won

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 11

 

Another busy week in Year 2! We unfortunately didn't get to see the firemen on Tuesday as they were called away on a job. Hopefully we will see them again soon!

 

We have been looking at finding the nearest multiple of ten and using that to re balance sums mentally. We will be continuing with mental addition and subtraction next week. In English we will be finishing off with a recount as if we are Guy Fawkes and then we will be moving on to a unit on poetry.

 

Homework:

Maths - p. 9

 

English - the next reading comprehension

 

Spellings:

ice

city

cycle

fancy

would

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Week ten!

 

Another great week in Year 2, finished off with a lovely PJ day for Children in Need! The children took home their Tudor houses this week. They are welcome to keep them, however I have said  if they would like to bring them in next week for the firemen to burn, that is absolutely fine. 

 

Next week:

In Maths we will be looking at re balancing sums mentally for addition and subtraction. We will continue with our traditional tales unit in English and we will beginning to rehearse our nativity properly!

 

Homework:

Maths: page 11 on counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s

English: I would like the children to read over their lines for the nativity and ensure they are confident with them. They can start to learn them but I'm not expecting them to be completely learnt, especially those who have a few.

Spelling: 

huge

bridge

giraffe

with

people

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term break. I hope parents evening this week was helpful!

 

This week we have gone straight back into learning! In English we started our topic of traditional tales through comparing two versions of Rapunzel. In Maths we have looked at number bonds to 10, 100 and subtraction on a number line. We have also started our topic on Guy Fawkes in History and Living things and their habitats in Science. 

 

Next week we will be continuing with traditional tales in English but will be moving on to subtracting mentally. 

 

Maths homework: p. 21 on number bonds.

 

English: the next reading comprehension in their book.

 

Spellings:

two

too 

to

great

who

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Week 8

 

Wow, the first half term is complete! We have had a fantastic term getting to know Year 2 and learning all about the Great Fire of London! Thank you for all of your hard work with your children, I hope you have a rest over half term!

 

After half term our topic will be looking at Guy Fawkes. We will be working on traditional tales and poetry in English, continuing with a range of topics in Maths and we will be working towards our nativity too... 

 

Have a lovely half term break, no homework to complete but please continue to read as much as you can :)

 

Thank you!

 

 

Our trip to London

Week 7

 

This week has been full of lots of learning, planning and building Tudor houses and a fantastic trip! Pictures will be uploaded soon!

 

Next week we will be continuing mental addition and subtraction up to 20 and we will be finishing our unit on instructions. 

 

Homework:

For homework this weekend, I would like to children to write a recount for their trip to London.

They need to include adverbs of time (first, secondly, etc.), adjectives and edit their work for key spellings we have learnt so far this year.

 

Spellings:

kind

find

behind 

child

every

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Week 6

 

Another week complete and lots of learning has taken place! We started our instruction unit and started to recognise the difference between questions, commands and statements. We will continue with this unit next week. In maths we worked a lot on estimating and placing numbers on a number line. Next week we will be focusing on mental addition and subtraction with numbers up to 20.

 

Homework:

Maths: page 13 on number lines

 

English: the next reading comprehension

 

Spellings:

what

where

when

very

beautiful

 

Please continue reading your books and ensure reading records and books are with your child every day should anyone want to read with them.

 

Thank you very much for your shoe boxes this week. please keep them coming, we hope to begin our houses next week and need as many as we can!

 

Thank you and have a lovely weekend :) 

Week 5

 

Wow I can't believe how far into Year 2 we already are! We have worked very hard this week on counting forwards and backwards on a hundred square and comparing/ordering numbers. We have also finished our recount topic.

 

Next week we will be continuing to compare and order different amounts. We will also be starting our topic on instructions.

 

Homework:

Maths: page 17.

 

English: I would like the children to write a short recount of day in their weekend. They should use adverbs of time (first, next, then etc.), conjunctions (and, but, because etc) and commas if they are writing a list. The challenge can be to use some adjectives (fluffy dog).

 

Spellings:

donkey

football

some

come

there

 

Have a great weekend!

Week 4

 

Another busy week in Year 2! We have worked very hard this week on place value, thinking about tens and ones and how we can represent them in different ways. We have also started our recount topic using the book 'Toby and the Great Fire of London'.

 

Next week we will be moving on counting on and back in ones and tens from any 2 digit number. This can be practiced on a hundred square if you would like. We will continue with our recount writing too.

 

Homework:

Maths: page 15 - encourage children to draw the tens and ones like in class if they're stuck.

 

English: the next reading comprehension.

 

Spellings:

climb

door

friend

whole

hole

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 3

Well what a week we have had! It has been busy and a little bit crazy but we managed to keep things as normal as possible for the children. They have done very well even with everything going on. I also wanted to say thank you so much for the flowers given to me after my fall last weekend, it was very kind.

 

Next week

Next week we will be looking more at place value with tens and ones. In English, we will be starting our topic on recounts linked to the Great Fire of London. 

 

Councils

We will also be voting for councils next week so if the children want to be part of any of the below, they can come in next week prepared to say why.

- Sports council

- School council

- Ethos council

 

Homework:

Maths links to place value - page 7.

 

English - we have written poems this week around a picture of London in the fire. Please could the children use a picture either from the internet or a book to write a descriptive poem about in their green books.

 

Spellings:

bear 

bare

one 

won

people

 

Please make sure you're reading too!

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Week Two

 

This week we have been working on our writing skills. We have begun cursive handwriting practice and focusing on what is included in a sentence. We have also worked on predicting events and retelling stories. In Maths we have continued work on Fluency to 20. Next week we will be working on vocabulary for poetry about the Great Fire of London in English and will continue looking at numbers to 20 and place value in Maths.

 

Homework this week

Maths - please could your child complete the Year 1 test that is on pages 2-5 of the green CGP book. 

 

English - please could your child complete the first reading comprehension in the CGP book.

 

Spellings -

blue

blew
flour 

flower

could

 

Reading - most children have taken home 2 new reading books, those who haven't may not have read twice yet or at all or did not bring their books into school today.

 

As requested at the meet the teacher meeting, I have uploaded a timetable that states what we will be doing each week. This may alter depending on events in the school calendar or work that needs to be completed.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Timetable for Year 2

Welcome to Year Two!

 

It has been an exciting and busy first three days but the children have settled in very well 

 

We have been looking at the illustrator author Oliver Jeffers in the first few days but will begin our writing skills and topics next week. In maths we have started looking at fluency to 20, which we will continue into next week. We will begin our normal timetable next week so the only homework being set this week is reading (5 times a week and read twice - unless reading level purple and above) and spellings. 

 

Spellings:

see

sea

bee

be

because

 

Next week will be our meet the teacher meeting at 9am Friday morning. Key information will be shared with you about Year Two.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

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