🖍📖 Welcome to 2M! 📚✏️
Last week of Year 2!
I hope you enjoyed your week of Chinese cuisine and that some of you managed to fit a takeaway in!
There will be no home learning activities for next week as the last week of term is always a fun week at school - games, toys, crafts, films and just generally enjoying our last week together! Hopefully you can make next week fun too and continue to enjoy being creative, being outdoors and spending time with each other.
At the end of next week, our Facebook page will be closing as we will no longer be home learning together. So, before we go, I would like to say a huge thank you for your support during this strange time and throughout the year. Next week, the children will be meeting their new teachers and our Year 2 journey together will be over. I would like to wish them all the very best of luck as they move in to the juniors and I know they will all continue to work hard and make us very proud.
I hope you have a great summer and it has been a pleasure working with all of you and your lovely children!
Useful websites for Home Learning
https://network-rail.wistia.com/medias/whtnr13ynm - a video to watch with your children about railway safety. We will be watching in school next week (13/07)
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ - This website has some good resources for online safety.
https://www.valuesmoneyandme.co.uk/ - a free online resource for KS1 and KS2 to help your children explore the world of money and economic wellbeing.
https://www.bbc.co.uk - if you access bbc bitesize from today, 20/04/20, they have daily lessons which focus on art, ICT, DT, English, geography, history, maths, music, PE, PSHE, RE and science. Click on KS1 to find appropriate lessons.
We are going to be looking at plants in science and China in geography for this half term. Get your child to have a go at writing some spring poetry. They could write an acrostic poem or maybe even a nonsense poem.
Edinburgh Zoo have a live web cam of a panda - perfect for our China topic! Click on the following link to see more
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - we use this in school to support our phonics teaching. You can log in for free at the moment with these details: UN - march20 PW - home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - this is the website for the reading scheme we use at school. You can access stories about Biff, Chip and Kipper as e-books.
https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ - we use this at school to enhance learning in lots of different areas. Log ins for this site are in Reading Record books.
https://ttrockstars.com/ - log ins for this times table game website are in Reading Record books.
https://play.numbots.com/ - you can use your ttrockstars logins for this site too.
https://app.wand.education/login - this site supports spelling - log ins are in Reading Record books.
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - this site has lots of resources across all subjects. You can join for free at the moment with the code UKTWINKLHELPS
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - this website has lots of different dances for children to do whilst learning about different subjects.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html - activities to do based on books/videos accessed via the website.
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - videos to inspire writing. Lots of suggested activities.
https://whiterosemaths.com/ - for maths activities, mostly based on problem solving and reasoning to get you thinking!
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - lots of free resources to support home learning.
https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv - daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks.
Your topic this term is...
🌸 Spring Term 🌸
Your topic this term is...
🔥 The Great Fire of London 🔥
This term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London in our history lessons. We will be taking part in a ‘history off the page day’ on 29th January as part of our topic work.
In English we are focusing on Fantastic Mr Fox. 🦊
We will be describing the characters, writing letters from the character’s perspective and then writing our own warning stories. In science our topic is ‘everyday materials’ and we will be comparing properties and investigation suitability. In maths we will be working on multiplication and division.
🍂🍁 Autumn Term 🍁🍂
Your topic this term is...
🌍 All Around the World 🌍
In the Autumn Term, our topic is 'Around the World'. We will be learning lots about the world around us, including the names of oceans and continents.
In literacy lessons, we will be looking at different features we can find in poems and focusing on performing poetry effectively. We will also be looking at descriptive writing, story writing and postcards.
In maths lessons, we will be recapping our place value knowledge, adding, subtracting and learning about shape and fractions of shapes.
In science lessons we will be learning about animals and their habitats.
🍂 Autumn Term - 2K photos 🍂
➗✖️ Maths Homework ✖️➗
Weekly maths homework will be put on mymaths every Friday. The children all have individual log ins for this. During year 2 we will be learning the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables throughout the year. You can play lots of games online to help including Hit the button and Times Table rock stars which the children all have a log in for.
🎾 PE ⚽️
PE sessions in Year 2 will now be on Tuesday afternoons (outdoor PE) and Thursday afternoons (indoor PE). Remember earrings can not be worn and long hair must be tied back.
🖍 Literacy Homework ✏️
Literacy homework will be given out each Friday in literacy books to be brought back the following Tuesday.
Please continue to read regularly and practise your spellings at home. Practising written comprehension questions about the book that your child is reading would also be beneficial.