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Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page.

 

I will update it with activities to complete each day.

 

There will also be links to lots and lots of amazing websites for the children to use and continue their learning.

 

Please keep checking the Learning Links for Y2 as I will update the list as I find more for you.

 

Remember, any questions please send an email for my attention to the school admin address and I will get back to you.

 

Kind regards, Mrs Veitch

Y2's Wonderful Learning at Home - Week 12!

Friday 3rd July 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Well here we at the end of another week of learning.  Can you believe there are only 2 weeks left of this term and of you being in Year 2?  Where does the time go?

 

So your final activities for this week are as follows -

 

Maths

White Rose - Friday Challenge

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Remember the most suitable questions for Year 2 are number 1 - 3 but feel free to challenge yourself with some of the harder questions...

 

Literacy

Using your The Quangle Wangle's Hat booklet, please can you complete pages 16, 17 and 18.

It's a poetry challenge where you are going to have a go at writing your own simile poem.  Remember a simile is when you directly compare two things for example as brave as a lion or as bright as the sun.

 

Finally, please can you complete the work on the Geography booklet I set for you yesterday.

 

I hope you enjoy today's activities.

 

Have a lovely weekend and speak to you next week.

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Thursday 2nd July 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

I hope you are all well today.  

 

So your plan for today is as follows -

 

Maths

White Rose - Lesson 4 - Millilitres

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

Using your The Quangle Wangle's Hat booklet, please can you complete the activity on pages 13,14 and 15.  You'll be using lots of adjectives for your descriptions.

 

Geography

 

Finally today, I have attached a Geography pack for you to work through.  Please don't do it all today, you can finish the activities on Friday afternoon.

I hope you enjoy today's activities.

 

Last day of home learning for this week tomorrow and then it's the weekend!

 

Speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch     smiley

Wednesday 1st July 2020

 

Hello Year 2

 

Now we are in the last month of the school year.  Can you believe we went into lockdown in March, over 3 months ago?  What a strange time it has been.  You have all done so well being at home and keeping up with school work.  I am very proud of you all.

 

To keep you busy again today, here is your plan of work -

 

Maths

White Rose - Lesson 3 - Compare Volume

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

In The Quangle Wangle's Hat booklet, please can you complete the activities on pages 11 and 12 - creating a story map of the poem.

 

Finally, you are going to do some Art.  Using the Quangle Wangle's Hat booklet, please can you complete the activity on page 10.  Can you make Mr Quangle Wangle's Hat out of items you have at home?  Use anything you like.  You could make a collage or you could make a hat you can wear!  I can't wait to see your photos!

 

Have a lovely Wednesday and I'll speak to you tomorrow.

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Tuesday 30th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

I hope you are well on this last day of June.  So we have another busy plan of Home Learning for you to complete today.

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Measure mass in kilograms

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

We are continuing with The Quangle Wangle's Hat today.

Please can you complete the activities on pages 5, 6,7 and 8.

Finally I would like you to do some PSHE today.

 

I have attached an activity where the focus is on positivity.  You are going to remind yourself of all those things that make you feel good about yourself.  Have a think about what you are good at and what you enjoy doing.  You can draw pictures to show me what you are thinking about.

And that is all for today.

 

Don't forget to practise your times tables and spellings too!

 

See you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Monday 29th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Well here we are again, another week of Home Learning to enjoy!  I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  Didn't we have strange weather over the last couple of days?  Let's hope we see some more warm sunshine again this week so we can spend time outside.

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths

This week we are doing some more measuring but this time focusing on weight.

 

White Rose - Year 2 - Lesson 1 - Measure mass in grams

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

This week we have another fabulous booklet to work through.  It's called The Quangle Wangle's Hat and it is attached below.

 

Today please can you work on pages 2, 3 and 4.  There is a video link to hear the poem being read.

We are also going to complete our weekly RE lesson.

 

This week continues from your previous work on the theme 'Summer of Hope'.  I would like you to have a look at the Resource Pack with your grown up so you can discuss what each slide says.

Then in the attachment below you will find some lovely follow up activities you might want to complete to show your understanding.

Finally we have our spellings for this week - almost forgot!

And that is all for today.  Don't forget to keep up with your reading too !
 

Speak to you tomorrow, 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Hello Year 2

 

We have made it through another week of Home Learning - well done!

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

Maths

White Rose - Friday Maths Challenge

Remember, the most suitable questions for you to attempt are 1, 2 and 3 but can you challenge yourself to do question 4?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

Today you are going to be looking at one-armed robot letters and practising your hand writing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8q3hcw

 

Finally I would like you to do some Science.  You are going to have a quick look at Sound and how sounds are made.  I hope you find it interesting!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwx6dp3

 

And that is all for this week.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and speak to you again on Monday.

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Thursday 25th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

Isn't it very hot at the moment!  It was too hot for me to spend long outside yesterday and I think it's going to be the same today.  I enjoyed my lunch in the shade instead.  I hope you are enjoying this weather and not finding it too hot to do things.

 

So your plan for today is as follows -

 

Maths 

White Rose - Compare Mass

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

I have found a lovely story writing activity for you to do today.  You have to write a story that is 24 words long, write it in 7 minutes and it must begin with the words 'One day'.  This is a lovely challenge for you to have a go at.  Can't wait to see how you do...

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg7y6g8

 

Finally, let's do some art on this very hot day.

 

Please go to the Rob Biddulph website and today I would like you to attempt to draw Furry Purry Beancat.

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

And that's another day of home learning completed.

 

Well done on all your hard work over the lock down.  We're almost at the Summer holidays!

 

Speak to you again tomorrow.

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Wednesday 24th June 2020

 

Hello Year 2

 

It's already the middle of the week - can you believe it?  I hope you are all getting to enjoy the sunshine.  Thank you for the lovely photos I have received so far this week.  I'm glad you are enjoying the tasks I'm setting for you.

 

The plan for today is as follows:

 

Maths 

Week 9 - Lesson 3 - Four Operations with Length

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

Today I would like you to have a look at the Comprehension task on BBC Bitesize.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpfk3j6

 

Finally today I would like you to do some Art - Sculpture!  If you haven't got any bars of soap, can you think of anything else you could use?  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbppqfr

 

Hope you have enjoyed the tasks I have set for you today.  Don't forget to send in your photos if you would like to share what you have been doing with your friends.

 

Speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch  smiley

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

I hope you are all well and enjoying this wonderful sunshine.  

 

So today the plan is as follows -

 

PE with Marcus Rashford

So Joe Wicks is so tired from teaching all of you everyday, he is now only doing 2 sessions a week.  So I thought today you would like to spend 10 minutes warming up your brains and body ready to work with Marcus.  Hope you enjoy it!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jycy/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-3-marcus-rashford-pe?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL07]-

[PS_IPLAYER~N~~P_CelebritySupplyTeacher] 

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Week 9 - Lesson 2 Compare Lengths

Literacy

 

Today you are going to be learning about contractions.  This is when you use 2 words to make one shorter word such as I am becomes I'm or do not becomes don't.  This lesson will introduce you to spelling contractions correctly and the rules we must follow.

 

There is a fun game to play.  To find Steve you need to yellow arrow down and then 2 yellow arrows across.  

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjwcsk7

 

There are also lots of other Literacy games you might want to play and check your grammar knowledge.  Let me know how you get on!

 

Finally today, I would like you to do a Music lesson.  You can make your own instrument from items around the house.  What can you find and make?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd748xs

 

And that is all for today.  Don't forget to practise your spellings and enjoy some reading in the shade!

 

Have a lovely day.  Speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

It's good to be back to share Home Learning with you my lovely class for another week.

 

I hope you kept busy over the last 2 weeks.  I would love to hear and see what you have been getting up to.  I went into school on Thursday for the first time since the beginning of April and it was so very lovely to see some of you and your beaming smiles!  I miss you all very much.

 

So the plan for Monday is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

White Rose - Year 2 - Week 9 - Lesson 1 Measuring

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Spellings

Literacy

 

Today I would like you to have a go at summarising and making predictions using the link below to the book Spike the Hedgehog Who Lost his Prickles!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8q83j6

 

Finally today, I would like you to do some RE.

 

Summer of Hope is helping to ensure people around the world have enough clean water to stay healthy in these challenging times. What can you find out about how people keep clean and healthy around the world? How are they similar to what you do? Do any of them surprise you? You could use the internet to research or any books you have available. 

 

And that is all for today.

 

As always, please send anything you would like to share to the school email address.

 

Have a good day and see you tomorrow!

Love Mrs Veitch  smiley

Y2's Wonderful Work from Home Week 10

Hello Year 2,

I hope that you've had a lovely weekend and that you've enjoyed the sunshine!

I'll do what Mrs Veitch did last week and I'll put all of this week's work on for you at the same time.

 

There is one difference though, the Spelling work is for 2 weeks, at least. Please only do one page from these booklets each day.

 

Have a lovely week and do send me any work that you'd like me to see or put on the class page.

 

Best wishes

Mrs McGhee Wallace

Spelling practise with the Y1/2 Spelling List

Other work! For this week, I've set a little project on animals from around the world. Research different animals and pick one using the link below, create a mini-book about that animal and create a piece of art like the one also below.

PSHE - Goal Setting

Y2's Wonderful Work from Home Week 9 Cont

Y2's Wonderful Learning at Home - Week 9!

Week commencing Monday 8th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

I hope you have had a good weekend.  It was freezing!  I had to put my winter clothes back on.  Let's hope it warms up again soon.

 

So this week, I am going to have to do things a little bit differently.

 

I am going to give you all your tasks for each day at once.  This doesn't mean you should be doing them all at once!  Please try and follow the plan if you can so you have enough activities for the week.

 

Please continue to send in photos of your home learning activities.  I know your friends love to see what you have been doing.  I will share them on this page as usual.

 

I hope you enjoy all the activities I have set for this week, Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

 

So the plan is as follows -

 

Every morning PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

This week we have another fabulous story pack of activities to complete over the week.

 

My suggestion is to work through as follows -

 

Monday - p4 - p7

Tuesday - p8

Wednesday - p9 - p11

Thursday - p14

Friday - p16

 

Feel free to complete the other activities too including the sporting one and the superhero cuffs.

Spellings
Monday - RE
Tuesday - Wellbeing

Wednesday - Art

 

Can you draw No 24 - the Blue Footed Booby?

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

 

Thursday and Friday 

Geography

 

Y2's Wonderful Learning at Home - Week 8!

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!
 

And we have made it to the end of another fantastic week of home learning.  Well done everyone!

 

Your final plan this week is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 6 - Friday Maths Challenge

Remember you only need to do questions 1 - 3 but if you feel like a real challenge, can you do any of the other ones?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

Today you are going to do some handwriting practice as well as looking at the suffix -ly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkt7xyc

 

Finally, your last lesson this week is Geography.

I have attached a pack of activities all about weather and climate.  What ones are you going to do today?

And that's it!
 

Have a lovely weekend, let's hope it warms up a bit!

 

See you on Monday, love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Thursday 4th June 2020

 

Hello again Year 2!

 

Thank you for all of the fabulous photos of your home learning you have been sending in.  It's great to see you working hard and taking pride in what you have been doing.  You are all doing amazingly right now!

 

For more work to be proud of, the plan today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths

White Rose - Y2 - Summer Term - Week 6 - Lesson 4   Odd and Even Numbers

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

Today we are looking at suffixes.  You should be very good at this as you have covered most of them in your weekly spellings.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vc86f

 

Finally today, we are going to do a History lesson.

 

Now I'm sure most of you have seen the news over the last few days, maybe on Newsround, about the protests in America which are now happening in the UK too.

 

Racism is not a new problem so I wanted you to do a lesson about a significant person in History, Rosa Parks which links to the protests we are currently seeing. 

 

Remember when we looked at the word significant and what it means?  Rosa Parks is a significant person to learn about and remember as she made a significant change for good occur.  You might be able to use your learning today to discuss with your grown ups what is happening in America right now.

 

Use the link below to a BBC Bitesize lesson for Y2 on Rosa Parks.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdw26v4

 

I have also attached a fact sheet template which you might want to complete to show what you have learned about her.

 

I hope you enjoy the activities set today.

 

Have a good day and catch up tomorrow for our last home learning of the week.

 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Well I have good news for those of you who took part in the World Record attempt for the largest online art lesson before half term...

 

Watch the video Rob Biddulph posted...

https://twitter.com/RobBiddulph/status/1267517260073140224

 

If you took part, click on the link below to print your certificate.

https://www.artworldrecords.com/

Well done!  Send us a photo of you with your certificate and whale drawing.

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 6 - Lesson 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

After yesterday's lesson about sentence types, today you are going to learn about command sentences.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb7xprd

 

Finally today, we are going to enjoy another art lesson with Rob Biddulph.

Today I would like you to draw no 23 Teddy.

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

And that is Wednesday's home learning completed.  Keep sending in your photos of your hard work.

 

Have a lovely day and see you tomorrow!

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!
 

So how was your first day back doing your home learning?  I hope it went well and you enjoyed the tasks set.

 

So today's plan is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 6 - Lesson 2    Sharing

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy

 

Today you are going to look at different sentence types.  We have looked at these when we were at school so I wonder how many of you can remember the 4 sentence types?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhh6pg8

 

Finally today, we are going to have a Geography lesson, an introduction to South America.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yg9mn

 

And that is it for today.  I hope you enjoy the activities set.  Have a lovely day and catch up tomorrow.

 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

 

 

Monday 1st June 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

How are you?  I hope you have had a lovely, relaxing half term.  It feels like we are already enjoying the summer with this wonderful sunny weather.

 

So today we begin the final half term of Year 2!  Can you believe it?  Where has the time gone?

 

Your daily plan will continue in the same way as our previous weeks of home learning.  So today's plan is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 6 - Lesson 1 - The  10 Times Table

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zncc92p

Today you will be learning how to summarise information, to sequence and to write a speech bubble.

 

RE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M

In today's RE lesson, you will be learning all about Pentecost.

Please watch the video and then complete some of the activities below.

Spellings

And that's it!  Remember, the priority right now is your family and your well being.  This plan is a suggestion of learning you can complete at home.  Do the best that you can and that is enough.  If you would like to share your home learning and activities with your friends, please don't hesitate to email photos to the school admin account and I will upload them to our page.

 

Have a good day and I will speak to you again tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch  smiley

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

And so we reach the last day of Home Learning this half term.  Where has the time gone?  Give yourselves a pat on the back for all of the brilliant work you have been doing at home.  You are all amazing and I miss you all very much.

 

So for the last time this half term, here is your plan for the day -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 5 - Lesson 5

Today is Friday Maths Challenge!  Please have a go at questions 1, 2 and 3.  Are any of you going to challenge yourselves with one of the other questions?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

You have a choice today!  You can either choose an activity to complete in the Rainbows, Rainbows Everywhere booklet or you can do a reading activity from the Geography pack below.

 

Geography

Today you are going to complete some activities all about Physical Features.

And that's it!

 

I hope you have enjoyed today's home learning.

 

Have a lovely half term next week.  Hopefully the sun will be shining on us all and we can get outside and enjoy it.

 

Be kind and stay safe,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

I don't know about you but I am really enjoying the sunshine.  It's been so lovely the last few days but I think there may be some storms today!  I hope you are having a good week.  Did you enjoy the computing lesson yesterday?  I think we have covered most subjects during home lockdown which is amazing.  Keep up the great work everyone!

 

So today the plan is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 5 - Lesson 4

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

 

Continuing with the Rainbows, Rainbows Everywhere booklet, please can you complete the word challenge activity on page 14.

Finally today it's Art.

 

If you click the link below to Rob Biddulph's 'Draw with Rob' page, I would like you to have a go at No 19 Monster.  I can't wait to see how you get on!

 

On the page at the link below, there is some information about a World Record Attempt today at 4pm.  They are trying to set a World Record for the biggest on line art lesson and you can be a part of it!  How amazing would that be!  There is a link on the page where you need to register in advance if you would like to be a part of the World Record attempt!  Let me know if you decide to do it...

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

And that is it for today!  I hope you have enjoyed Home Learning this week.  Don't forget to send photos of your activities completed during Home Learning.  I haven't had many this week yet so keep sending them in so I can share with your friends.

 

Have a great day and see you tomorrow for the last Home Learning day this half term.

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!
 

What a lovely sunny day it was yesterday!  I hope you were able to spend time outside again.  I think it is meant to be the same again today.  Aren't we lucky?  It is the middle of the week already and half term is just around the corner!

 

Thank you for the lovely photos I have received so far this week.  I absolutely love receiving them and sharing them with all of your friends.  It makes me feel like we are still Year 2 and learning and working together even though we are all apart.

 

I know you will have read the books we might have provided you with from school.  Below I have included a link to some free e-books you might want to read too!

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 5 - Lesson 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

 

Literacy

 

Continuing with the Rainbows, Rainbows Everywhere booklet, today please can you work on pages 11 (Writing Challenge section) 12 and 13.

Finally today we are going to do some Computing.

You are going to be learning about Coding which I think you are going to enjoy very much!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382

 

I hope you enjoy the activities today.  Don't forget to spend time outside and read a book!

 

Have a lovely day and speak to you again tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2,

 

I hope you all had a lovely Monday and got to spend time outside.  

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

White Rose - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 5 - Lesson 2 - Use Arrays

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

We have completed some lessons on arrays earlier this year so this should be a revision of what you already know.

 

Literacy

 

Still using the Rainbows, Rainbows Everywhere booklet, please can you complete pages 9, 10 and 11 up until it says 'Writing Challenge' which we will move on to on Wednesday.

Finally today we are going to do some RE.

 

Below is a video to watch.  It follows on from the activities in the RE lesson from last week.  Today we are looking at being a Zero Hero and speaking up for the planet.

 

Below I have attached some activities you can complete.  It would be lovely to see some art work completed using natural objects from the garden, beach or park.  Remember when we looked at Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural sources in his art?  Maybe you could recreate something like he has done.

 

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Zero-Hero

So that's it for today!

 

I hope you have had fun.  Don't forget to send photos of activities completed during this week's home learning.  We all love to see what our friends are getting up to.

 

Enjoy the sunshine and speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Welcome to our last week of Home Learning before the half term holiday.  I hope you were able to get out to enjoy the lovely sunshine this weekend.

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - White Rose - Year 2 - Week 5 - Lesson 1

Multiplication using the x symbol - When we did this earlier this year, you were all absolutely amazing at multiplication!  Remember the x means lots of or groups of.  You can do it!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Spellings 

Literacy

 

We have another booklet to base our Literacy around this week.  It's called Rainbows, Rainbows, Everywhere.

 

Please could you complete pages 4 -8 in the booklet - a guided reading activity.

Finally today, linked to our literacy lessons this week all about rainbows, how about a rainbow colour scavenger hunt?

Have fun completing today's activities!

 

Don't forget to email the school admin account if you want to share photos of your home learning activities with your friends.

 

Have a good day and speak again tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Friday 15th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

We made it to the end of week 6 of home learning - well done everybody!

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - White Rose Maths - Year 2 - Summer Term - Week 4 - Lesson 5

It's Maths Challenge day!  As before, questions 1 - 3 are designed for y2 to complete but feel free to challenge yourself to complete another one.  You can even print a certificate this week!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - today we are going to do some comprehension activities based on the book Cake.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqr47h

 

Finally, we are going to end this week with Art.

Using the link below to Rob Biddulph, why don't you choose which lesson you follow today?

Don't forget to share your creations with your friends!

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Have fun today and have a lovely weekend!

 

See you on Monday, Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

I hope you are having a good week.  We have had a real varieties of activities to complete this week - I hope you have enjoyed them!  How was your music lesson yesterday?  Did you enjoy it?  Not as good as your lessons with Mrs Dyer I know but I thought it might be fun!

 

So today's plan is as follows -

 

PE with Jo Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - White Rose Maths - Summer Term - Week 4 - Lesson 4

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy - Using exclamation marks!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmtpscw

 

We have looked at different sentence types before and this lesson will be a fun reminder of how and where to use exclamation marks.

 

Finally, I would like you to do an RE lesson today.

 

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Home-learning-primary

 

On the CAFOD website, I would like you to watch the Laudato Si' animation.  After watching it, please can you complete one or some of the activities below.

I hope you enjoy your home learning activities today.

 

Remember, if you find anything too hard, move onto another activity or read a book!

 

Have a good day and speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2,

 

So we are half way through the week already.  I hope you are enjoying your home learning so far this week.

 

So today, the plan is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - White Rose - Summer Term - Week 4 - Lesson 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy - Guided Reading

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd63gwx

Today we are going to be using the story 'Cyril and Pat'.  You are going to be using all of your reading skills such as Victor Vocabulary and Inference Iggy to complete the activities.

 

Finally, I thought you might enjoy a music lesson today!  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjcwqp3

I think you are going to really enjoy Activity 3.

 

So that is the plan for today.

Remember if you can't complete everything, it's absolutely fine.  These plans are just a suggestion for activities to complete.  If something is too hard, move on to something else or read a book!  You are all doing an amazing job!

 

Have a good day and see you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch    smiley

Tuesday 12th May 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

Thank you for all of the lovely photos I have received today.  Please have a look at the VE Day activities people completed and some lovely gratitude jars.  Well done!

 

So the plan for today is -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos?app=desktop

 

Maths

We are back to using the White Rose Maths website today.  I am going to include both the maths lesson they set as Lesson 1 (Monday) as well as Lesson 2 (Tuesday).  It's totally your choice whether you complete both activities or just Lesson 2.  You can decide!

 

White Rose - Y2 - Summer Term - Week 4

From the link below you access the video lesson but I now have to attach the worksheets separately which are below.  

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy - today I would like you to complete a lesson all about conjunctions.  Can you tell your adult what a conjunction is?  Can you remember what conjunctions we use in Year 2?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6rvbdm

 

Finally today, we are going to do some History.

 

Today is 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born.

 

As a significant person (What does significant mean?  Can you remember?) I would like you to spend some time today learning all about her and understand why we still celebrate her achivements 200 years later.

 

I have attached a super powerpoint which has an excellent video for you to watch all about her.

Below the powerpoint is the activity I would like you to complete.

I hope you enjoy the activities today.  Remember to send your photos to share your learning with your friends.

 

Stay safe and read lots,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Monday 11th May 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

I hope you have had an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.  We were so blessed with the weather on Friday and Saturday weren't we!  I hope you managed to get outside to enjoy it.  Did you take part in any VE Day activities or celebrations?  If you completed any of the VE day activities I set last week, we would all love to see pictures of what you got up to.  Did you bake any of the wartime recipes?  Did you hang any bunting?

 

Well this week we return to our usual Home Learning routine.

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths 

We are going to be using a different website for our Maths work this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbypscw

(BBC Bitesize website - Y2 - Maths 110520)

Today you are going to be adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers and tens.  I hope you enjoy it.  There are some good maths games to play at the end!

 

Literacy

Today you are going to be completing a comprehension style lesson on the fabulous book 'Funny Bones'.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmtpg8

(BBC Bitesize website - Y2 - English lesson - 010520)

 

Spellings for this week

Finally today, there is a mindfulness activity to think about and complete - A Gratitude Jar.

 

These times of home learning, not seeing your friends every day and spending so much time at home are strange for us all.  I would like you to just take some time to think about all the things you are grateful for in your life.  It reminds us to feel thankful for even the smallest things around us.  Your Gratitude Jar doesn't have to be a jar if you don't have any, it could be a small box or a pot or a bag.  It's more about the time to think and chat with your grown up.

Enjoy your home learning today.  Remember, these activities are just activities to help you have a structure to your day.  If something is too difficult, leave it and complete the next activity.

 

Have fun and speak again tomorrow.

 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

So today is the last day of home learning this week as tomorrow is a bank holiday where we mark the celebration of 75 years since VE Day.

 

I hope you enjoyed finding out a little more about VE Day yesterday and I'm hoping you made some celebratory bunting too!

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - White Rose - Summer Term - Week 3 - Lesson 4 This lesson will be very straightforward for you today! I won't be setting any work for Friday but there is also the Friday challenge you can complete today.  It's a maths and cooking collaboration, creating symmetrical patterns and finding halves.  Have fun!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - in your 'Magical Teaching Box' booklet, please can you complete the activities on pages 16, 17 and 18.

 

To continue with the VE Day celebrations I have attached 2 more activities you can do as well as continuing with the bunting and cooking from yesterday.

 

Morse Code was used during the second World War.  It's a way of communicating using dots and dashes instead of words.  Can you decipher the messages?  Can you write out your own message you'd like to send?

 

I hope you've enjoyed your Home Learning this week.

 

Have a lovely, long weekend.  Don't forget to send in your photos of your VE Day activities.  Are you going to do anything with your family?  We would love to see your bunting designs!  Have you tried out any of the wartime recipes?

 

Enjoy the sunshine and speak to you again on Monday!
 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

And how are you all on this Wednesday?  I hope you and your families are having a good week.  I have received so many lovely photos of lots of you over the last couple of days.  It was wonderful to see so many of your smiling faces.  I do miss you all very much and can't wait to see you all again.

 

So our plan for today goes as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - Summer Term - Week 3 - Lesson 3 - Related Facts

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

In the booklet 'The Magical Teaching Box' please can you complete the activities on pages 11,12 and 13.

Finally we are going to do some History.

 

As I mentioned at the beginning of the week, this Friday is a bank holiday when we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe).

 

We are going to do some work on this today and tomorrow.

 

First of all I would like you to have a look at the power point below with a grown up which explains to you what VE Day was and why we still remember it 75 years later.

So I have some fun activities for you to have a go at to mark the special occasion.

The BBC have launched a campaign for people to still decorate their homes to mark VE day.  If you click the link below there is a bunting template which you can print to decorate your home.  Can you think of any any good patterns or colours or pictures linked to VE day?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting?fbclid=IwAR3o5VGRGZftrwJD90Zi2BGMIPIX_r4XiN2BIYUtkrEJt7v5TF-LAbGtu3U

 

I have also attached some war time recipes from the time of VE Day.  Can you make anything with your grown up?

Finally I have added a VE day wordsearch as I know lots of you love doing them!

 

I hope you enjoy the activities today.  Don't forget to share some photos of your creations with your friends.

 

Have a good day and speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

I hope you had a good Monday.  At least the sun came back and we could get outside again.

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - White Rose - Summer Term - Week 3 - Lesson 2   

Today you are going to be comparing number sentences.  Like yesterday, this is a recap lesson on something we have already done in class so I know you will all be very good at it!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - continuing with The Magical Teaching Box, please can you complete the activities on pages 8, 9 and 10.

Finally today, we are going to finish with Art.

 

Following the instructions on the Rob Biddulph website, please can you complete No 14 Sheep.  This time, you can draw more than 1 and get very creative with the sheep's wool!

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

I can't wait to see your creations!

 

Have a great day.  Don't forget to read today!

 

Speak to you tomorrow, love Mrs Veitch  smiley

4th May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Welcome back to Home Learning for another week.  This week of school is only 4 days long as Friday is a special day.  It was going to be a Bank Holiday when we would be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day.  I will be setting you some fun activities this week to complete so we still mark and celebrate this special occasion.

 

Back to today and we are following the normal plan.

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - White Rose - Summer Term - Week 3 - Lesson 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Today we are looking at number families.  We haven't looked at these for a while but you are all really good at them so should be straightforward today.

 

Spellings - this week's spellings are attached for you to learn and practice this week.

Literacy - We have a new text to look at this week - The Magical Teaching Box.

Please can you complete the tasks up to the top of page 8 - Did you like this story?  Why?

 

Finally, if we had been in school this half term, we would have been learning about Paris.

 

As we haven't been able to complete this topic, I thought it would be fun to do a Geography activity all about Paris.  There are videos to watch and songs to sing.  If you would like, you could complete a fact file on Paris and share it with your friends!

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk4j7nb

I hope you've enjoyed your home learning tasks today.

 

Remember there is no pressure from school to complete everything, this is just a way to keep some kind of structure to your day and practice skills you've already been learning. 

 

Some days are harder than others for everybody at the moment so just make sure you are doing your best and looking after each other.  The priority will always be you and your family's happiness.

 

Have a good day and speak to you tomorrow,

love Mrs Veitch  smiley

Y2 Scavenger Hunt

Friday 1st May 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

So week 4 of Home Learning draws to a close.  I hope you have had a good week.  Fingers crossed next week the weather gets a bit better.  I don't know about you but I have really missed sunny days this week.

 

The plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - White Rose - Summer Term - Week 2 - Lesson 5

It's Friday Maths challenge time again - remember questions 1, 2 and 3 are designed for Y2 children.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - In the Elves and the Shoemaker booklet, please can you complete the riddles activity on p17 - 18.  I can't wait to see what you create!

 

Finally, your last activity for this week is an indoor scavenger hunt!

 

 

Can you take some pictures of the objects you find?  I wonder who will find the strangest item?

 

I hope you have fun doing this.  I think I might have a go too!

 

Have a fabulous Friday and a good weekend and I will speak to you again on Monday,

 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Thursday 30th April 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

How did your art lesson go yesterday?  I thought it was trickier than previous ones we have done.  Niamh has sent a picture of her alligator in and it is brilliant!

 

No art today I'm afraid!  The plan is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

After PE, please can you do your daily Maths lesson.

White Rose - Summer Term - Week 2 - Lesson 4.  Some challenging word problems today.  Remember to do them a step at a time.  Work out what information you do know and use this to help you work out the answers.  I know you can do it!!  Don't give up.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

In the Elves and the Shoemaker book, please can you complete the story writing activity on page 14.

 

Topic - today I have found something a little different for you to do - Space quiz research using the internet.  You have 20 questions to try and find the answers to.  Can you find the answers to all 20 questions?  How many can you do?  Good luck space cadets!

 

That's it for today.  I hope you enjoyed your home learning.  Keep the photos coming - I love to see what my lovely class are getting up to during the lockdown.

 

Speak to you tomorrow,

Love Mrs Veitch  smiley

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

We have reached the middle of the week again.  Thank you for all of the lovely photos received so far this week.  I can see just how hard you are all working with your grown ups.  I hope you are enjoying the different literacy work this week.  I thought it was quite similar to how we usually work in the classroom.

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - White Rose - Summer Term - Week 2 - Lesson 3

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

Using the Elves and the Shoemaker booklet, please can you complete the activity on pages 12 - 13.

 

We are going to finish today with Art and a 'Draw with Rob' activity.  I would like you to draw 'No 13 Alligator'.  I thought you might enjoy it today after all our fabulous work learning about crocodiles earlier this year.  Don't forget to send in your photos showing your amazing work!

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

I hope you enjoy today's activities.  Keep sending in the photos to the school admin email address so your friends can see what you are getting up to.

 

Stay safe and read lots,

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

I hope you had a good Monday.  I think it might be the last day of warm sunshine for a few days unfortunately.  

 

So the plan for Home Learning today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - please go to Summer Term - Week 2 - Lesson 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - using The Elves and the Shoemaker text from yesterday, please can you complete the word game on page 9 and designing new clothes for the 3 elves on page 11.  Are your 3 new outfits going to be similar or different?  How creative can you be?  Are you going to have a theme to your outfits?  Are they going to have anything special you have designed like a scissors holder or a bag?  What colours and patterns are you going to use?  I can't wait to see your designs!

 

 

Finally, we are going to practice our 10 times tables.

Enjoy your learning activities today.  Please send some photos to share with your friends to show them what you are doing.  You can also send photos of the other activities you are getting up to such as decorating, baking, playing in puddles!  Don't forget to send in your entries to the Art competition that Miss Mudd and Basil are running at the moment.  Can you recreate a painting using things around your house? 

 

Have fun!  I'm missing you all very much and we will see each other soon.

 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Monday 27th April 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

What a beautiful weekend with sunshine and warm temperatures.  I hope you were able to get outside with your family and enjoy it.  I was out in my garden and it was lovely!

 

So we now enter week 4 of Home Learning.  We had a great week last week with some wonderful work completed and shared with friends.  Well done everyone.  Let's see if we can share even more this week!
 

Let's start the day with some PE to wake our brains up ready to learn!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

After PE it's maths.  Please start on Summer Term - Week 2 - Lesson 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Please could you start learning this week's spellings.  Don't forget to discuss the spelling rule with your grown up - Stage 1 spellings focus on the split digraph e-e and Stage 2 spellings focus on doubling the consonant and adding -ed.

This week our Literacy work is going to focus on one text - The Elves and the Shoemaker.

After reading the text there will be a number of activities to complete.  Please don't complete them all at once.  I want us to work on this text over the whole week!

 

Today, please read the text and complete the book review on page 6 of the booklet and then the comprehension on pages 7 and 8.  Then save the rest of the activities to be completed over the next few days please.

So that is today's work complete!  I hope you enjoy the story we are working on this week - it was one of my favourites when I was little!

 

Have fun, stay safe and be kind!

 

Love Mrs Veitch    smiley

Friday 24th April 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

Well we have made it to the end of Week 3 of Home Learning - well done everyone.  Thank you for all of the fabulous photos you have sent which I have shared on the website.  It makes me so happy to see the work I have set for you being brilliantly completed and your happy faces.  Please keep them coming as they make me very proud of all your hard work.

 

So for the final time this week, the plan for today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - please complete Summer Term - Week 1 - Lesson 5.  It's a little bit different today.  Please can you have a go at questions 1,2 and 3 only.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - Today's challenge is on page 4 of the attached document.  Can you design a useless product?  Examples include a metal window or a chocolate teapot.  Could you design a colourful poster persuading people that they absolutely have to buy it?

 

Finally, let's finish the week with a fun drawing activity.

 

Using the Rob Biddulph website, please can you have a go at No. 12 Monkey.  

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

As always, please send some photos of your completed activities to the school admin email address so we can see what our friends are up to.

 

Have a wonderful weekend enjoying the glorious weather.

 

See you on Monday!

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Today is meant to be like a summer's day.  I hope you get to spend time outside and enjoy it.

 

So the plan for home learning today is as follows -

 

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - please go to Summer Term - week 1 - lesson 4 - more measuring today!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - I have attached a pack with a variety of activities to complete.  Today I would like you to have a go at creating a comic strip as described on page 2, so lots of bright pictures and super writing.  I have also attached a comic strip template for you to print and complete.  Your comic strip could be about anything you want.  Maybe you could choose a superhero or you could use Alien as your main character.  Think about what is going to happen them?  Where is your story going to be set? On another planet or in the park?  Is there a baddie in the story and Alien is the hero who saves the day?  I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do!!

Finally, I would like you to continue with the Geography activities I sent you to do yesterday.

 

Enjoy your learning today and I will speak to you again tomorrow.

 

Love Mrs Veitch   smiley

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

It's the middle of the week already.  I hope you enjoyed drawing Alien yesterday and writing your short story.  Lots more learning to do today.

 

Let's start with some Cosmic Yoga - lots of flossing today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVhHPtrrSGE

 

Time for Maths - please complete Summer Term - Week 1 - Lesson 3.  Today we are moving onto measuring.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - please can you practice your spellings and spend some time reading.  Maybe you can find an unusual place to read and take a photo to show your friends!

 

Geography - today I have attached a work pack all about weather and climate.  There are a variety of activities to complete including some guided reading.  I don't expect you to complete it all today, this is your Geography task for Thursday afternoon too.

 

Keep up the great work Year 2!  Remember to look after each other, get outside and enjoy the sun and read lots!

 

Catch up again tomorrow, love Mrs Veitch  smiley

Tuesday 21st April 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

I hope you didn't find the first day of term too challenging.  Did you have a go at the Science lesson?  Did it work?

 

So today, the plan is as follows -

PE with Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - White Rose Hub - Summer Term - Week 1 - Lesson 2

Some of you might be glad to hear it's the last lesson on Fractions!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy

Please can you have a go at some creative writing today.

 

Finally, let's end the day with some Art.

Please can you attempt No.5 Alien.  I would love to see how you get on!

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Don't forget to keep reading!

 

Speak to you tomorrow, love Mrs Veitch  smiley

YEAR 2 - HOME LEARNING - SUMMER TERM 2020 

 

Monday 20th April 2020

 

Hello Year 2!

 

Welcome back to Home Learning, Week 1 of the Summer Term.  I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the time at home with your family.

 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday.  It certainly was a strange one this year.  At least we have been blessed with lovely, sunny weather to enjoy with beautiful blossom to admire and the trees and plants springing back to life.

 

So, as before, I will provide you with daily Home Learning tasks to complete.  There is no pressure or expectation to get everything completed.  I don't want to add to your already stressful situations.  Some children thrive under routine and this is a way of helping you have that at home.

 

As before, if you want to share what you have been doing at home with your friends, I would love to share photos of you completing these tasks to keep busy.  Please send them to the school admin email address as a JPEG file from a computer and they should get to me.

 

 

             

To start the day, let's start with a Joe Wicks workout, get those hearts pumping and ready to take on the day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Maths - we are continuing with the White Rose Maths lessons.  Please go to Summer Term Week 1.  Remember, fractions was one of the areas we hadn't yet covered at school.  You are all doing brilliantly, just do the best you can with today's tasks.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Phonics - please complete some Phonics Play activities in Phase 5 or Phase 6.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Spellings - I have attached new spellings to learn this week.  Please practice your new spellings and think about the rules - Stage 1 using the split digraph a-e or Stage 2 double the consonant before adding -ing.

 

I would also like you to practice your 2 times tables.  I have attached a booklet with some tasks to complete this week.

Finally, I have attached a fun, rainbow Science activity you could complete today!  Send me a photo if you do it to show your friends!

 

 

I hope you enjoy today's activities and I will speak to you tomorrow.

 

Love Mrs Veitch smiley

EASTER ACTIVITIES

The Easter holidays are here!  Let's hope the sun keeps shining for us all.  Please see below a variety of Easter activities I have found for you.  Remember, there is NO expectation for you to complete any of them.  If you would like to share photos of you completing any of the activities or doing any things like baking or making, please email them to the school admin address as a jpeg file and I can share them with your friends.  Enjoy the holidays and I will speak to you soon,

Mrs Veitch  smiley

Easter Fun at Home

Friday 3rd April 2020

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

So we have made it to the end of the second week of home learning.  I hope you are all keeping safe and well and looking after each other - the most important thing!

 

Well done everyone on all your hard work.  I have uploaded all the photos that have reached me and they make me so happy when I get a new email.  To see you keeping your learning up to date as well as learning lots of new skills such as baking, hanging out washing and decorating makes me a very proud Mrs Veitch!  I am missing you all but we will see each other again soon.

 

So on this last day of the Spring term, your plan for the day is as follows -

 

Maths - please complete Week 2, lesson 5 on the White Rose Maths website

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Below I have attached a picture from the Pobble website.  The children have used these pictures before when we do our 'I wonder...' activity.  There are lots of tasks listed.  Pick 1 or 2 and complete them please.

 

Please could you practise your spellings for this week.

 

Finally, I have attached another Geography pack of learning.  Complete some of the activities in it.  Don't forget, you don't need to do it all today - feel free to go back to it another day and do a little bit more.

And that is it for today and this term - well done!

 

This weekend, I will upload some Easter activities for you to do over the school holiday.  I won't be updating this page with new work everyday but if you want to send photos of you completing some of the tasks, I would love to share them with your friends.

 

Wishing you all a very happy, choc-full, peaceful Easter.  Hopefully we will get some lovely warm, sunny weather which we can enjoy during our daily exercise or in our gardens.

 

Be safe and stay well,

Love Mrs Veitch  smiley

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Hello Year 2 smiley

 

So did you catch anyone out with an April Fool prank yesterday?

 

We have almost reached the Easter holidays.  Things will be a bit different next week.  There won't be any daily work planned for you to do.  Instead, I am going to send you lots of Easter activities to do, if you want to.  You and your grown ups need a break from 'home school'.  You are all working hard so we thought we should give you a break!

 

Before then though, 2 more days of school work activities ...

 

Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths - Week 2, lesson 4

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Literacy - 2 more guided reading activities to keep all those skills we have learnt up to date!

Handwriting - practise writing your spellings in your best handwriting

 

When you go out for your daily walk / exercise today, could you collect some leaves, twigs etc so you can complete the activity below?

 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/leaf-animals/

 

Don't forget to take photos to share your work with your friends.

 

Enjoy your day and try and find some time to read!

Love Mrs Veitch 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

Have you played any April Fools tricks today?  Well, it's the middle of the week again.  Did you enjoy drawing Kevin yesterday?  Have you got any pictures you would like to share with the rest of the class?  I have uploaded the photos I have received so far this week.  Don't forget to save them as jpegs and send from a laptop or computer rather than your phone please.

 

So today's plan of work is as follows -

 

Maths - White Rose Hub - Week 2, Lesson 3

Literacy - please could you complete another 2 guided readings attached below

Finally, I would like you to do either some more Cosmic Yoga - you choose which one

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

and/or complete some more of the Geography activities from Monday.

 

Don't forget to keep reading!  You could write a book review ( see below) if you would like to and send me a photo of it to share with your friends.

 

Remember, get outside for fresh air and exercise everyday if you can and be kind!

 

Love Mrs Veitch

Tuesday 31/03/20

 

Good morning Year 2

 

I hope you had a good day yesterday and managed to get outside.  It was quite warm in the sunshine.

 

So, the plan for today is as follows -

 

Cosmic Yoga 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw&t=24s

Maths - Week 2, lesson 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Literacy - Guided Reading - see attached documents below

 

Art - I have copied the link to the Rob Biddulph website again.  This week I would like you to have a go at no 4, a character called Kevin.  The pictures of your dinosaur drawings from last week were fabulous.  Let's see how you get on with Kevin! 

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Don't forget to keep sending in your photos (if you can get them to me!)

 

Have a great day, love Mrs Veitch

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

Well I hope you have had a good weekend, all be it a little bit strange.  Did you see the snow yesterday?  What a funny world we are living in at the moment...

 

So let's try and get some sort of routine back in to our day again.  Remember there is no pressure on you or your grown ups to get everything done - these are just activities for you to complete if you can.  The priority is looking after yourselves right now.

 

Maths - please complete Week 2 Lesson 1.  I hope you are finding the videos really useful as we haven't looked at fractions and 1/3s in class yet

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

In Literacy, I would like you to have a go at the attached -

 

 

Could you draw a picture to go with your writing too?

 

Spellings - please could you have a look at your new spellings for this week.  Can you complete the task?

 

 

Finally, I have attached a document below with some Geography resources.  It is all about Continents and Oceans.  Now, we have already covered this in class so this will be revisiting.  Try and impress your grown ups with how much you know!  You don't need to do it all, just some activities to complete if you want to.

 

I have also attached a link to your favourite Continents song smiley

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

Please keep sending in your photos as jpegs.  It helps us all feel that we are still working together even though we are apart.

 

Keep safe and well and I'll speak to you again tomorrow.

Love Mrs Veitch

Friday 27th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

Can you believe we have made it to the end of our first week of home schooling?  Please thank your grown ups for all the work they are doing with you every day.  I hope you are looking after them too!

 

Thank you too for all the wonderful photos of the work you are completing and then sharing with your friends. 

 

I have uploaded all the photos I have received so far.  If you can't see your photo, it is because they are not all coming through to me when the office forward them to my email. 

 

I think the problem is when your grown ups try and send photos using their phones.  If you can send the photos as a jpeg via a computer, it seems to work.  I'll keep uploading the photos I receive as they make me so proud of my wonderful class.

 

Onto the final plan for the week...

 

PE with Joe Wicks on his Youtube channel

Maths - lesson 5 on White Rose Hub

Guided reading - see document attached below.

 

 

Literacy - please complete activity 5 on the Mrs Mactivity attachment.

Art - I have attached a couple of rainbow inspired colouring activities that you might want to complete and display.  Maybe you could do a better one and share it with your classmates?

 

Well done on all your hard work this week every one, including your grown ups.

 

Please remember, we are all doing the best we can in this strange new world we find ourselves.

 

There is no pressure to complete all the tasks I am setting.  They are there if you need routine and structure for your day.  You can dip in, not do something, it doesn't matter.  Your focus has to be keeping your family fit and well.

 

Take care of yourselves and stay safe, love Mrs Veitch

 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

Good morning Year 2

 

Hope you are all well.  Did you enjoy the PE lesson with Joe Wicks yesterday?  Don't forget you can do it everyday with the rest of the country at 9am on his Youtube channel.

 

So the plan for today is -

Maths - please complete Lesson 4 on the White Rose Hub maths page.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

I am also attaching an activity called 'Problem of the Day.'  The children are very familiar with these.  It's an opportunity to consolidate all of the Maths learning we have been doing this year.  Please don't panic! You only need to complete the first page of the attachment - the 2nd page is aimed at Year 6!!

 

 

Phonics - some more phonics activities on Phonics Play

Handwriting - please practise writing your spellings

 

Literacy - please can you complete activity number 6 on Mrs Mactivity - looking for your amazing adjectives to describe what you saw, how people felt, what they did etc.

 

Finally, I would like you to do some Art.

 

I have attached a link to Rob Biddulph's website.  He is a fabulous children's author and illustrator.  He is providing a brilliant step by step guide to create some of his fabulous characters.  As our Literacy today is describing dinosaurs, you are going to draw a dinosaur!

 

Click on Video 1 Gregosaurus.

 

I suggest you watch the whole video so you know what you will be creating.  Then watch it again, pausing it after every step.

 

Don't forget to put your name on it.  Remember what Vashti said in the book The Dot...

 

Don't forget to take a photo and send me your art to share with your friends on this page.

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Have fun and I will speak to you on Friday.

 

Love Mrs Veitch

 

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Hello Year 2 and welcome to Day 3 of Home Learning!

 

I hope you are fit and well and getting to enjoy time in this lovely sunshine we are enjoying at the moment.  Thank you for all the lovely photos your grown ups are sending me.  So proud of my wonderful class smiley

 

So today's plan is as follows -

 

Maths - Lesson 3 on White Rose Maths website

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Phonics - visit Phonics Play and play some games.  How fast can you read out the sounds in the Flashcards game?  Quicker than Monday?

 

Handwriting - practise writing the days of the week please

 

Literacy - can you do Activity 4 on Mrs Mactivity - write a poem about the park?  Remember to use lots of adjectives!  What can you see?  Hear?  Smell?  Feel?  Taste?  

 

PE - I would like you to do PE today.

Follow the link below to Joe Wicks PE lessons!  Take a photo to show your friends what you are doing smiley

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

 

And finally, lie on the sofa or your bed and read a book!

 

Enjoy today's plan.  And remember if you don't get it all done, please don't worry.  The priority is looking after yourselves and each other.

 

Keep sending in photos so we all still feel part of Year 2 even though we are apart.

 

Talk to you again tomorrow, love Mrs Veitch

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning Year 2 smiley

 

I hope you had a good day yesterday.

 

So the plan for today is as follows -

 

Maths - please complete Lesson 2 today on the White Rose Maths website

 

Literacy - on the Mrs Mactivity attachment from yesterday, please complete activity number 2

 

Phonics Play - complete some different Phase 5 games today 

 

Handwriting - practice writing your spellings in your best handwriting

 

Topic - continue with your fact file on Kenya from yesterday.  If you finished it, could you do some research into producing a similar fact file on the UK so that you can compare and decide where you would rather live.

 

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/uk-facts.html

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/uk-facts

 

Keep up the good work.  Don't forget to get outside in the garden to get some fresh air and exercise.

Speak to you tomorrow, Mrs Veitch

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

 

Hello Year 2

 

Hope you are all well and being good for your grown ups! smiley

 

Today I would like you to complete Lesson 1 on the White Rose Maths website.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

(Please don't do more than that!  There are so many other activities you can do today!)

 

I would also like you to do Activity 1 on the Mrs Mactivity Writing Prompts (see attachment below).

 

Please visit the Phonics Play website for a phonics lesson.  Go to Phase 5 please.  How fast can you read the sounds and tricky words?

 

Finally I would like you to think about the work we have been doing on Kenya this term.

I have attached a link to look at.  Please can you make a fact file or poster telling me all about Kenya?  What facts can you remember?  

 

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/kenya-geography

 

Don't forget to also go outside in the garden and get fresh air and do some exercise. 

 

Enjoy your work today and I'll have more for you tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

March 2020

 

So where did February go?!  Below is an update of just some of the activities we have been doing in Year 2 this term.

 

 

World Book Day Fun

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh 1

Working Hard at Division

Illustrating the Our Father in RE

Making Food for Explorers in DT

Pictograms and Bar Charts in Maths

2D Shapes and Symmetry in Maths

 

January 2020

 

Wishing you all a happy new year!  Well, what a busy end to the Autumn term.  The children were absolute superstars.  They shared a wonderful Advent Service, produced a fabulous Nativity play, sang beautifully to some of the residents of Emily Bray House and worked their little socks off.  We celebrated a very successful first term in Year 2 with a visit to the cinema where the children were a credit to the school.  They all definitely earned their Christmas break!

 

So, now we are back for an equally busy Spring Term.  Below is a copy of the Newsletter updating you on all the exciting learning ahead if the paper copy didn't make it home.

 

Already this week, we have been working incredibly hard at developing our understanding of multiplication.  Below you can see some pictures of the children learning practically before they completed work in their books.

 

In Literacy, we have started our new text and have written character descriptions of Anna and Crocodile based on looking at just one picture and reading 3 sentences of the story.  

 

In Art, we have been looking at Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.  I will be sharing some pictures of the finished artwork shortly.

 

In PE, we have started gymnastics by looking at balance.  The children modelled some very creative ways to balance on different parts of the body.

 

Finally, in our topic work, we had a lovely discussion about what makes somebody a 'significant' person.  Next week we will start looking at some significant explorers, beginning with Christopher Columbus.

 

Keep up the great work Year 2!  smiley

Understanding Multiplication

November 2019

 

The countdown to Christmas has truly begun in Year 2.  We have been extremely busy preparing for our Advent Service and our Nativity play.  The children are working hard and thank you for your support with providing costumes and learning lines.  We can't wait for you to see the finished results!

 

I have included some photos of just a few of the activities we have been involved in over the last few weeks.

 

I am particularly proud that so many of the children are going to be published poets!  They all worked so hard on their acrostic Monster poems.  Well done Year 2!

 

Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition 1

Diwali Dance

Visit from the Police

 

04/10/19

 

This half term continues to fly by.

 

The children have really settled now into the routines and expectations of Year 2.  They are all working incredibly hard across the curriculum and I am very proud of all of them.

 

On Wednesday, we had a wonderful class trip to Colchester Castle, as part of our topic 'Castles, Knights and Dragons'.  It was a chance for us to see a real castle and experience what life was like for those who lived there.  The children were a credit to the school, listening well to our guide and looking at the artefacts on display.  What a great day - well done Year 2!

20/09/19

 

Well I think the first 3 weeks of term have absolutely flown by!  The children have all settled extremely well into their new classroom and are slowly getting used to the new demands that being in a Year 2 class bring.  We are working hard across the curriculum and below, I have attached some photos to hopefully give you a feeling for what learning in Year 2 is like.  

 

In Maths, we have been learning all about place value.  What is each digit in a number worth?

 

 

Place Value

 

In Literacy, we have been reading 2 books.  First we read 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon' and we followed this with 'Zog'.  Using these texts, we have written poetry, worked in groups on role play, written a letter to Egg Box Dragon and, our favourite, made Dragon's Fire sandwiches so we could write a set of instructions.  Our focus has been using adjectives and we are getting better and better!

Making Dragon's Fire sandwiches so we could write Instructions

 

In Art, we used the image called 'Castle and Sun' by Paul Klee to inspire us to create our own versions.  We used 2D shapes and crayons.  We hope you like them!

Castle and Sun by Paul Klee

In Science, Year 2 have been investigating Materials.  First we had to identify the variety of Materials there are and then we went on a hunt around school looking for them being used.

Investigating Materials around School

In History, we have begun our study of Castles.  In advance of our visit to Colchester Castle, we have been learning about the different parts of a castle and what they were there for.

Learning the Parts of a Castle

 

September 2019

 

Welcome back to school and welcome to Year 2.

 

Here you will find regular updates on some of the activities your children have been taking part in whilst they are at school.  Hopefully it will give you just a taster of what we are learning about.

 

I have attached the Autumn Term newsletter for you as well as the presentation from the Meet the Teacher meeting in case you were unable to attend.  I have also included a Top 10 list of books we recommend for Year 2 too.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to book an appointment via the office.

 

 

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July 2019

 

And so we are in the last month of Year 2.  It continues to be as busy as the rest of the year.  As we countdown to the summer holidays, we have enjoyed some wonderful events.

 

Our trip with Reception and Year 1 to Colchester Zoo was brilliant.  I was very proud of Year 2 who represented St Mary's perfectly.  We were lucky that the weather wasn't too hot so it was fun to walk around the zoo, seeing such a variety of animals.  After eating lunch and watching the elephants, we had a Rainforest Activity session which was very interesting.  All in all it was a lovely day and huge thanks must go to the parents who accompanied us.

 

The following day was Sports Day with KS2 at Northgate Sports Centre.  The children were little stars as they were already tired from walking around the zoo the day before and we had to walk to Northgate before we competed in the events!

 

All the children gave 100% effort in their events - well done to all of you.  

 

 

 

It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers at our Music Share on Friday.  We have worked hard on our Great Fire of London song and the children performed it perfectly on the day.  We hope you enjoyed watching us.

Music Share Morning

 

June 2019

 

So another busy month has ended and what busy bees we have been!

 

After reading and learning about bees in the Spring term, we were very lucky to have a visit from 2 bee keepers.  The children enjoyed a fascinating morning learning even more.  It really brought our learning to life as they brought a real hive into school.  The buzzing of the bees was incredibly loud.  They also taught us how to collect the honey from the hive.  We all got a turn spinning it.  The best part however was when we got to taste the fresh honey.  It was absolutely delicious!

 

We were also very lucky to take part in a Bassistry workshop this month.  The children had a session and then they performed what they had learned to the rest of the school.  It was great fun!  Marcel was very impressed with our musical skills.

Bassistry Workshop

 

It was a very busy final week of June when we held our annual Art Week across the school.  This year's theme was 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle'.  In Year 2 our main project was a garden.  The children reused fruit crates from Ipswich market as well as milk bottles and paper cups to make a garden they could then take home and use.  They reused the milk bottles to make watering cans, shovels and seed trays.  The bottom of the crates were covered with Jackson Pollock inspired paintings.  

We also reused plastic bottles to make fish, rainbow catchers, flowers and a stool.  We worked with our resident artist Mr Etheridge on a whole school project too.  We were all very tired by the end of the week but very proud of our creations.  

Thank you to so many of you for attending the Art Exhibition on Monday.  It was lovely for the children to see their work displayed for an audience.  

 

May 2019

 

That has to be the busiest month so far in Year 2!

 

Firstly, I wanted to say a huge 'WELL DONE' to every single member of the class.  We successfully completed all 4 'quizzes' in May and I am incredibly proud that everyone did their absolute best.  I couldn't have asked for more from any of the children.  No wonder they were so tired by half term!

 

As well as the quizzes, there has been lots of learning going on.

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed all of the work linked to 'Where the Wild Things Are'.  Below are some pictures of the art we produced including new 'wild things' and our own fantasy lands like Max.

 

 

'Where the Wild Things Are' Inspired Artwork

 

St. Mary's were gifted a very special book called 'The Lost Words' from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.  We wanted to say thank you so we looked in the book at what words aren't being used and are at risk of dying out.  Two of the words were 'dandelion' and 'bluebell'.  We sketched some beautiful drawings to capture the flowers and made a book to send as a way of saying thank you.

The Lost Words

Taking advantage of the occasional good weather, we did Maths outside.  The children were learning all about movement and direction so we went out on to the playground to learn in the sunshine.

Learning all about movement and direction

 

Finally, what a wonderful way to end a busy half term.  Thank you so much to all of you who came to our 'Wild Rumpus'.  I know the children love having their grown ups come in to school and work with them.  Just like Pirate Day, I think we were at full capacity.  Lots of fun was had making masks, designing new boats for Max, making crowns like Max and decorating Wild Things biscuits to each.  Finishing with our own 'Wild Rumpus' was the icing on the cake!

April 2019

How are we at the end of April already?

 

The children continue to work incredibly hard.  This term we are studying the book 'Where the Wild Things Are.'  In Art, we wanted the children to help create a display using all the techniques they have mastered and developed this year.  It's a work in progress.  Watch this space...

Where the Wild Things Are Display

Linked to our text, we have been doing some research into rainforests during Geography.

Researching Rainforests

In Literacy, our focus this week has been Max.  He experiences a variety of emotions and feelings in the book so, before we wrote about them, we tried to do role play, focusing on our facial expressions and body language.  It was lots of fun!
March 2019

March has been such a busy month in Year 2.  

 

We were very honoured to be asked to send some children to take part in a Dodgeball competition.  The children represented the school very well and had a fantastic time.

Representing St Mary's at Dodgeball

During Literacy we have been studying 'The Bee Who Spoke', a book about a girl called Belle who lived in Paris.  Linked to our study, we learned all about the importance of bees and why we need to save the bees.  We also learned about Monet and painted our own version of one of his paintings, The Waterlily Pond.  We did some close up sketching of bees too.  In Geography, we did some work comparing Paris and Ipswich.

Planting Seeds to save the Bees

Art - Monet and Bees

Comparing Paris and Ipswich

 

01/03/19

 

The children have been very busy over the last few weeks.

 

In Maths, our focus has been on shapes.  We are now experts on 2D and 3D shapes and can tell you all about vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry.  We have also looked at right angles and went on a hunt around the classroom using our right angle munchers!

 

 

Right angle hunt using our right angle munchers

Making 2D shapes using elastic

 

In Literacy, we completed our work on Lila and have now started work on a new book called 'The Bee Who Spoke'.  Belle lives in Paris and we will be learning about the city in Geography.  We will also be creating fact files on bees, amongst the many wonderful writing opportunities.

 

In Science, we have moved onto Plants.  This week we planted French beans to help our learning come to life.

 

We have so much to do over the coming weeks.  It's going to be lots of fun!

 

25/01/19

 

A busy week in Year 2...

 

In Maths, we started work on statistics.  We had lots of fun collecting data on our favourite colours and then our pets using tally charts.  It got trickier when we had to represent the data as block graphs and pictograms.  To show we really understood, we then had to ask and answer questions about the data.  Great work Year 2 - you all did very well.

Collecting Data

 

In Literacy, we learned all about non-chronological reports.  We planned our work and then wrote fabulous reports all about African animals.  

 

In our Topic lesson this week, we found out about the Maasai people.  After learning all about the people and their culture, including watching a video showing the jumping dance, we made necklaces in the style of the Maasai.  The children had to show repeating patterns in their design and then they had to thread beads and attach them to the necklace.  What a creative group of children Year 2 are.  They all look wonderful.

Making Necklaces in the style of the Maasai

 

The class teachers have put together lists of recommended reads for the year group that they teach.  Please see below a list of books we recommend for Year 2.  If you are interested in slightly easier books or books that prove more challenging, please don't hesitate to look at the recommended reading lists on the Year 1 and Year 3 class pages.  Happy reading!

18/01/19

 

Another wonderful week of learning in Year 2.

 

At the beginning of the week we had 2 sessions of tennis with Matthew the coach.  I was very proud of the children's focus and determination as they worked hard on developing their skills.  Great work year 2!

 

On Wednesday, Katie from Colchester Zoo came to visit and taught us lots about African animals.  She bought a variety of objects for us to look at including animal furs (that had illegally been brought into the UK and are now used to educate) skulls and bones.  The children are now preparing to write fact files about African animals and I can't wait to read them.

Learning about African Animals

11/01/19

Welcome to our Year 2 Class Page!

 

This will be updated regularly with what Year 2 are doing in school.  There will be lots of photos of your children during their lessons as well as some examples of the work they have done.  We hope you find it interesting and useful.  

 

The first week back in the Spring Term was as busy as ever!  In Maths, the children have been learning all about division.  What an amazing class of mathematicians Year 2 are.  Take a look at some of the practical work we started the week off with.

Learning to Divide

 

Our topic this term is Kenya.  In Geography, we found out where Kenya is in the world.  Using what we already know about the continents and oceans, the children were able to colour in the correct continent and name it.  After looking at some maps of Kenya, the children could also name and label some places on their own maps, including the capital city, the largest city, the closest ocean and a mountain.  

Learning about Kenya using maps

 

This term, Miss Mudd will be teaching Science to Year 2.  I have told her what a fabulous, inquiring group of scientists the class are and she can't wait to teach them over the next few weeks.

 

The children started their new topic in science of 'Animals, including Humans' by doing some classification work.  Great start Year 2.

Picture 1
Please see below a copy of the words your children should be able to spell by the end of Year 2.  We cover them all as part of our weekly spellings and during phonics and handwriting lessons but any extra practice you can do at home is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring term news

Year 2 Pirate Morning

Thanks to all who came to our share morning today. I think the children had a brilliant time and it is always fantastic to see the children's families sharing their learning. 

Performing Poetry 30/10

Today we wrote some poems based on 'The Rhythm of Life' by Michael Rosen.