Year 2 teachers
Class 5 - Mrs Grummett
Class 6 - Mrs Shanks
Mrs Flounders, Mrs Hansford, Mrs Henderson and Mrs Dixon
Home Learning during Covid-19
We will provide learning for each week here.
If you require any support at all, please don't hesitate to contact us via Class Dojo or telephone the school office.
w/c May 4th 2020
w/c April 27th
We are now following the White Rose Scheme for maths which will soon run in conjunction with BBC Bitesize. Although it is our first week back, we will begin with week 2 so that we are working alongside BBC Bitesize (this week they will look different to one another but from next week they are working collaboratively). There are videos available for each lesson, as well as worksheets.
Please continue to work on multiplication and division facts too.
Listen to the story - Mr Wolf’s pancakes
Ask children how they know it’s fiction and discuss difference between non-fiction (true facts) and fiction (story or fairy tale). Explain that the story uses aspects from many different fairy tales. Remind them of the stories we’ve recently read in school – Jim and the Beanstalk, The true story of The Three Little Pigs.
This week your job is to write your own story based on a traditional tale.
Mon – Decide on a traditional tale you would like to retell. Talk about what will stay the same and what will change.
Tues – Write the introduction describing the main characters and setting the scene. Try to paint a picture in the reader’s mind of the setting. Use an online thesaurus to include exciting adjectives. Check you have used capital letters to begin sentences and for names.
Wed – Write the build-up and problem to the story. Check that you have used full stops correctly.
Thur – Write the ending to the story. Is it happy or sad?
Fri – Edit your work carefully. Can you choose any different words if some of yours aren’t exciting enough? Have you used full stops correctly? Could you include more adjectives? Do you want to read your story and send it to me? Please let me know if I can share it with your friends. You could draw a picture to go with it.
The RE topic for the next 4 weeks is ‘Spread the word’ Read the story of Snowy together and talk about passing on messages.
Talk about how messages can be passed on and why it was important to let people know that Snowy was found.
Read Luke 24 v 1-9
(up to 1 min 57 sec)
How do you think the women were feeling?
What was the message the men gave to the women?
What had Jesus told them to remember?
How do you think the eleven disciples felt when they heard the news from the women?
Science - Habitats
Our topic is habitats and we will introduce more work on this over the coming weeks. However, there is a live broadcast about microhabitats on Thursday. There is no need to register as live broadcasts can be seen by anyone. It is aimed at KS2 so may be a little challenging.
During the Autumn Term we will be reading a range of Percy the Park Keeper stories by Nick Butterworth. After half term we will focus on Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg.
During the Spring Term we will be exploring a range of Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick. After half term we will be reading non fiction books about Africa and The Great Fire of London.
During the Summer Term our books will focus upon Jim and the beanstalk and Mr Wolf's pancakes. We will be writing character and setting descriptions and rewriting the story. After half term we will be using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the stimulus for our writing.
Please ensure that your child practises their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the corresponding division facts. Then, move onto the 3 and 4 times tables.
Children in year 2 need to be familiar with sequencing number confidently. Please help your children to work on:
Counting forwards and backwards from zero in 2s, 3s and 5s
Counting in 10s starting at any number forwards and backwards
This term we will be studying New Beginnings which involves reading Psalms and knowing some religious stories, Signs and Symbols which covers the Sacrament of Baptism, Judaism where we take a look a Shabbat and Preparations which discuss the season of Advent.
This term we will be learning about Books (looking at books used in church for mass and the different services), Thanksgiving (looking at the format and prayers of the mass) and Lent (finding out about the meaning of Lent and revisiting the events of Holy Week and Easter).
This term we will be focussing on The Ascension and Pentecost as part of the topic Spread The Word. We will then talk about reconciliation and forgiveness as part of our topic on Rules. We will also be looking at the work of CAFOD and the importance of water as part of our topic on Treasures.
Children will be given homework and spellings each Friday. Please could this be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest.
The children will have PE lessons every Wednesday afternoon. Please can you ensure that PE kits are always in school and each item of PE kit is labelled clearly with the child's name.