Year 2 Blog
Welcome to the blog for our Year 2 classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.
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The oldest children in our school are in year 2 and continue to develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum from their achievements in year 1. The learning is still taken from the National Curriculum Key Stage One Programmes of Study although staff are skilled in recognising where extra challenge is needed for high attaining pupils. Many of our children regularly achieve results beyond that expected of 7 year olds, particularly in reading, writing, maths and science. Children in year 2 enjoy greater responsibility for the wider school environment and help to organise the library, dining room, hall and music for the daily Meeting. Our Eco-Schools Ambassadors are also chosen from year 2 and support us all in striving to become a more sustainable school.
Good morning everyone.
Today is all about describing.
It’s such a beautiful day. The sun is shining brightly in the clear, blue sky and I can see the colourful flowers swaying in the gentle breeze.
BBC Bitesize has a short clip and exercise called “What is an expanded noun phrase?” https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f
What can you see from your window? You may want to use more than one adjective. Which type of punctuation will you need?
We often need to describe where an object is. To help us explain clearly we can use these words – on, next to, in front , behind, under, above, between, below, left and right.
Play a hunt the object game with your family. Can you describe exactly where to find an object? Or you could draw a picture of your bedroom and use the following sentence structure to explain where things are
The whiteboard is beside the teacher’s desk.
If you would like to share your work with us please send an email as we would love to see it.
Sorry for the late blog today, I hope you are all well. I have had so many emails to answer today, but it’s been an absolute joy to read and see what you have been doing over the last few days. Please keep your photographs and experiences coming, we really do enjoy hearing about what you’ve been up to.
I hope you are continuing with your daily spelling practise and using money to buy snacks throughout the day. Maybe you could record the snacks you eat to create a journal and add up the total spent!
Challenge – Can you follow a recipe to make something with a grown -up? It could involve baking some fairy cakes or making a fruit salad. This might involve weighing ingredients or counting pieces of fruit, but make sure you stay safe with sharp knives and make sure an adult puts the items into/out of the oven.
Lastly, one or two parents have requested a daily timetable. As every family is different, with different commitments outside the household, it is difficult to be regimented. We can only do what we can do. Saying that, I have put together a suggested ‘Doing School at Home’ timetable, which I attached:
Take care everyone. The Year 1 team.
|Before 9am||Wake up||Eat breakfast. Make your bed, get dressed, tidy your room|
|9.00 – 10.00||Morning exercise||Family walk/ride/scoot.
We have been enjoying The Body Coach – Joe Wicks on Youtube
|10.00 – 11.00||Lesson Time
|Activity from Home Learning Pack/Journal writing/Practical Maths, etc.|
|11.00 – 12.00||Creative Time||Lego/drawing/crafts/cooking/gardening|
|12.00 – 12.30||Lunch|
|12.30 – 1.00||Jobs||Time for chores
Wash up/sort the washing/recycling
|1.00 – 1.30||Quiet Time||Reading/Puzzles/Rest|
|1.30 – 2.30||Lesson Time||Purple Mash /Activelearn (Bug Club)
Spelling / Handwriting practice
|2.30 – 3.00||Reading||School Reading / Library books /
|3.00 – 3.15||Mindfulness||Play some relaxing music/
Make yourself aware of the moment and do some gentle deep breathing
|3.15 – 4.00||Afternoon exercise||If you are lucky enough to have outside space, enjoy your garden/balcony/ Open a window – do some exercise/play with a ball, etc.|
|4.00 – 5.00||Games Time||Board Games/Puzzles/Electronics|
|5.00 – 6.00||Tea Time||Help with the dishes|
|6.00 – 7.00||Wind down Time||Watch your favourite TV programme/Have a bath/shower|
|7.00 / 8.00||Bedtime||Story Time|
Yesterday you looked for 3D shapes and today we are going to look at them in a bit more detail.
Can you name and describe the 2D shape of the faces on the items you found yesterday?
You could make up your own 3D shape questions to ask your grown ups or try these.
Which shape could it be if one of the faces is……………. a square? a triangle? a rectangle?
Is there only one answer or more than one?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Which adjectives could you use to describe the Great Fire of London. Write a list of different adjectives for the buildings, the night the fire started, the fire itself or how the people felt.
Enjoy your day
I hope you are all keeping well. In light of the lockdown, the collections for the 3 staff will be extended until the end of the academic year. I will be in touch when I know more.
Many thanks for your support.
All the best
We have put together some ideas that you might like to try during the week.
The Great Fire of London.
The children already have a wealth of knowledge which I’m sure many will have shared with you!
Can you make a timeline of events? Perhaps you might like to make a power point presentation and send it to us via your class email.
Https://www.totallytimelines.com/the-great-fire-of-london-1666/ is a bit wordy but has the key events. Please check you are happy for your children to use it as there are adverts and some of the details will be new to the children e.g. the conviction of a person for starting the fire. Also, I noticed some of the facts are missing… What has happened to the cheese?
Fold and cut a piece of paper into 6 equal parts . Draw a picture in each of the parts and colour using felt tips. Collect a range of different materials e.g. tissue, foil, cling film, fabric or paper. Cut the material to the same size as the squares and place a different type of material over each of your pictures. Using a syringe (from a calpol bottle) measure 5ml of water and empty it onto each picture. You might like to predict what you think will happen before doing the test.
Did the material keep your picture dry? What did you notice about the materials that were waterproof and those that weren’t ? Record your observations in your book
Design and Technology
Have a rummage in your recycling box. Using different items make a drum or other instrument and perform “1666” for your family. If you need reminding of the tune you can listen to the beginning ask an adult to help you search for the song, the first line is In 1666 London burnt like rotten sticks.
Think Happy, Feel Happy!
It’s been a tricky few weeks and you may feel a bit unsure or confused. Sit down with a grown up and draw a picture to show how you are both feeling. What words could you use to describe your feelings? A lot of things are outside your control right now, but there are still plenty of things you can do. What are you enjoying most? Is there anything you wish could be a bit better? How could you work with your grown to help you both feel happier?
Punctuation is very important when writing. It keeps the meaning clear and helps the reader understand what we are saying in our writing. Write this paragraph in your Home Learning book (using your neatest handwriting). Can you add in the missing punctuation?
Blake and peter went into the shop to buy some treats for their picnic Blake asked peter “What do you think we should get” Peter looked around morrisons and spotted some apples pears bananas and some yummy looking biscuits. after paying, the boys headed towards highfield park in search of a comfortable place to sit and eat. With their tummy’s full, the boys raced towards the maze and found a surprise waiting for them How shocked they were when they saw it
Can you find these shapes around your house?
A sphere, a cube, a cuboid and a cylinder? How many faces, edges and vertices (corners) does each shape have? Have a go at drawing the shapes in you book. If you would like to challenge yourself try a square based pyramid or a cone!
Make sure you fit in some exercise too. Have a good day
Today has been a strange one for all of us!
I am sure, like me, that you have all been inundated with links to various on-line activities, groups and sites to keep you going but there are plenty of practical activities you can do together too. Planning daily activities and creating a daily or weekly timetable, jigsaws, turn taking games and time to talk and listen all have a valuable role. History has been the focus of our learning this term, although little did we know that we would be part of it in such a unique way. Perhaps we have our own Samuel Pepys whose recollections will be used in the future. Your children might like to keep a diary or journal themselves to record their own experience of the unfolding events. We hope the learning pack has given you some ideas to help you all get started and we will be adding to these from tomorrow.
Enjoy the sunshine
Thank you to the children who have entered the My Money Competition, the entries have been sent off today. The entries can be seen in School on the Eco Display in the Hall. Thank you to, John in Year 1 and Jonah, Jake and Georgie in Reception. Good luck!!
Thank you all for your understanding in these uncertain times. Obviously, under normal circumstances, we would have had a goodbye assembly for the staff leaving us at Easter and a Spring Concert, but this is unable to happen.
If you would like to drop in a card for any of the staff leaving, Mrs Fernandes, Mr Bainbridge and Mrs Harrington, I will position myself in the entrance to the school on Monday 23rd March from 2:00 – 3:00 and Monday 30th March 10:00 – 11:00.
In addition, there will be collections for the 3 named staff, so any donations can also be dropped off at the times named above.
If your child is attending school next week, as agreed with our office team, donations and cards can be passed on then.
Many Thanks for your understanding, see you soon.
I am still accepting entries for the Young Money Challenge, please ensure you have collected a Summary Sheet from your Class Teacher or myself, to attach to your entry.