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Week 2 - Last updated by Mrs Scott on Wednesday 1st April 2020

Week 2 - Week beginning 30.03.20 - Art, reading and writing challenge - also on Seesaw

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Week beginning: Monday 30th March 2020

SPELLINGS

You should be aiming to practice these spellings daily.  Some of these are spellings that should have been learned in Year 1 and by the end of Year 2. 

Spellings is an area of weakness in our class so this is an essential thing to do daily for 5-10 minutes at least.

I have spent time setting the spellings up so that they will change each Monday to a new set of spellings. 

IF THERE IS ONE THING YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE LEARNING BY THE END OF THIS UNUSUAL TIME, IS THEIR SPELLINGS IN PREPARATION FOR YEAR 3 – I SENT HOME THE SPELLINGS ASSESSMENT SHEET AND IF YOU HAVEN’T EVEN LOOKED AT IT, I SUGGEST YOU BEGIN WITH THIS AS PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE ON TOP OF THE SPELLING SHED SPELLINGS.  I can see who has been doing this daily and am keeping a record for our return to school.

Year 1 Spellings

The split digraph a_e

Year 2 Spellings

The sound /u/ spelled ‘o’

rake

done

same

mother

made

brother

take

dozen

awake

cover

safe

nothing

snowflake

other

plate

some

mistake

money

came

wonder

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PLEASE READ Final Newsletter to Parents - 20.03.20

Newsletter_Spellings assessment for end of Year 2

Coronavirus Plans to Support Work at Home IF REQUIRED:

In case the school closes due to advice from the Government, we have set up some work plans to support your child during this period at home.  Please do your best to complete what you can and support your child at home in a way that suits you and your child's needs.

 

The most important things to continue daily are:

* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed.  If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review or they can do a quiz using AR if the book has a quiz.  Click on the document below to support you finding the book quiz if it a book from home.

* Times Tables: Learning their times tables by heart and then practising theses on the TTRS website.  Their logins are in their Reading Record Books.

* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week.  You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered.  This is a good time to practise joined neat handwriting presentation while they learn the new spellings also.  Play as many games as possible online using their logins.

RE

Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.

Twinkl Booklet Year 2 - click on link below to access Twinkl

ENGLISH RESOURCES

Hamilton-Trust English Resources wb 23.03.20

Quiz for Reading Books - AR support for parents

MATHS GAMES AND RESOURCES  - web links below

Hamilton Trust - Maths Year 2 wb 23.03.20

NUMBOTS is a new game we can access using the TTRS logins in the front of your Reading Record books.

How The Game Works: There are two play modes in NumBots that serve different purposes.

1. Story Mode for Understanding: In Story Mode, the emphasis is on mathematical concepts and is underpinned by a mastery approach to teaching. Unlocking Levels Story Mode is set out as a series of Stages (Rust, Tin, Iron, etc) containing levels, a bit like Angry Birds. Rust is the first Stage and level 1 is unlocked, so this is the place everyone starts. To unlock the next level, players need to earn two stars by showing sufficient proficiency. The levels in Story Mode follow a natural mathematical progression and move the pupil through the game automatically.

Get In The Habit: Aim for pupils to play in Story Mode for 3 minutes four to five times a week, to get the best out of NumBots. Little and often is key (spaced practice is more effective than blocked practice).

 

2. Challenge Mode for Recall: In Challenge Mode, the emphasis is on rapid responses to essential facts and simple sums, against the clock.

Unlocking Challenges: Challenge Mode is locked for new users and is unlocked once players reach a certain level on Story Mode.  There are 20 Challenge levels and only the first is unlocked to begin with. To unlock the next Challenge, players must correctly answer 12 questions in a minute.

 

We recommend that pupils are encouraged to “help Rusty to shine” (play in Story mode) for the most part and then to “beat your own high score” (play in Challenge mode) at the end of each session or week.

 

Log in to the link below and read the Parent's Letter that I have attached below.

NUMBOTS Parent's Letter

Geography:

Please log on to Oddizzi geography website: https://www.oddizzi.com/

Username: HFS Year 2

Password: hfsabc

There are quizzes, facts and lots of information about all aspects of the geography curriculum!

Week 1 - SCIENCE - Investigation sheet

Week 1 - SCIENCE - Investigation sheet 1

WEEK ONE - RE - Church's Story 2 pages 66-67

WEEK ONE WORK IDEAS

English Ideas

  • Book review on a book read during the week
  • Write a paragraph or two about your favourite character or part in a book and why you liked this part or character
  • Handwriting practise of new spellings (refer to Spelling Shed website link above)
  • Write a diary entry for one of your cuddly toys at home, just like we do for Catkin.
  • Write a story like a favourite tale you have read before – can you change it slightly to make it your own or ‘magpie’ (borrow) ideas from your favourite stories and create your own.
  • Write a recount of what you are doing while you are at home – if you don’t feel it is exciting enough, imagine you were going somewhere else and what would happen when you were there – you can use your imagination…

E.g. On Monday I travelled to Pluto where I met an awesome alien called Zob….

ENGLISH FOCUS: Using appropriate punctuation (. ! ? , CL, finger spaces, “” and apostrophes), writing joined neatly on a line in writing pencil, using conjunctions and connectives to make sentences interesting (e.g: and, or, but….since, however, because, so, when, if, while, as), expanded noun phrases (e.g. instead of saying ‘the boy’ we coud say ‘the little boy who was scared of the dark…’)

Maths Ideas

  • TTRS practise online
  • Games as above – refer to weblinks above.
  • Practising multiplication and division sentences and word problems.

Science Ideas

  • Create an investigation that Fair Flo would be proud of (only change ONE THING!) to find something out…e.g. Which of your balls are the bounciest?   Which of your toy cars will roll the furthest down a ramp?  Which fabric is the stretchiest?  Draw a picture or take a photo of your investigation and write about it under the headings (REFER TO ATTACHED DOCUMENT):
  1. What is my hypothesis? (what is the question you want to test? E.g. bigger balls bounce higher)
  2. What am I going to do (a picture of the plan could help here)
  3. What do I think is going to happen?
  4. What actually happened? (was your prediction right – why do you think it may have turned out different?)

RE: Giving Topic (Lent/Easter)

LEARNING INTENTION 1: Each day offers opportunities for good.

Read the story of Dogger-Shirley Hughes – can be found on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOYgRf5jes&safe=true

  • What were the opportunities for good that could have been taken in that situation?
  • What would you have said and done?
  • What do you think about the characters in the story?
  • Why do you think they acted as they did?
  • How do you think they felt?
  • What opportunities do you have to choose well?
  • What helps you choose well?

Begin a Lenten Booklet- using words and pictures to describe some of the religious actions/symbols adding to it throughout the season.   Begin with Ash Wednesday with ashes on the forehead and begin to give reasons why they are used.  You could draw a picture and add a paragraph underneath.

LEARNING FOCUS 2: Lent is an opportunity to choose to do good.

Lent lasts for forty days.  Read Church’s Story 2 pages 66-67 (REFER TO ATTACHED DOCUMENT) and talk about how Lent is the opportunity for Christians to pray, to give up things and to do good.   Ask the children for their ideas.  Allow time for the children to discuss and choose opportunities for doing good. 

What is their Lenten promise at home during Lent:

  • Are there opportunities for making sure no one is left out? 
  • Are there opportunities for seeing if anyone needs help?
  • Are there opportunities of being more attentive at the times of prayer?

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What opportunities does Lent offer?
  2. Which opportunity for doing good will our class choose during Lent?
    How will we do this?
  3. How might Lent help Christians to be better people?
  4. What good things can we do to help our wider community during Lent?

TASK: Design a poster describing some of the actions that Christians might do during Lent.

 

History

https://thecommonwealth.org/

https://thecommonwealth.org/ayoungcommonwealth

https://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day

Urgent help is needed because the organisers of this year’s Commonwealth Day have gone on holiday. Commonwealth Day is an extremely important day in the British calendar.  Can you save the day by learning about the Commonwealth and organising a special Commonwealth Day in school?

- What is the Commonwealth?

- Why do we have a special Commonwealth Day

- Why is it so important? 

Research and find out a little bit about the Commonwealth (REFER TO WEBLINKS ABOVE)

Look at the Main Commonwealth weblink and the Young Commonwealth initiative weblink to learn about the history of the Commonwealth, its definition, recent focus and which countries currently make up the Commonwealth.  Show the children the weblink covering Commonwealth Day and read about how people of the Commonwealth come together to celebrate their achievements, renew their friendships and learn from their differences.

TASK: Using what they have learned about the Commonwealth, create a poster to show this to others.

Support Advice for parents: Help children to talk about key facts about the Commonwealth and recap its meaning.  How could you represent what the Commonwealth is in pictures? Would you draw children? A map of the world? Perhaps you could include flags or images of different sports? Use images from sports catalogues, magazines or drawn images.  Children can also write a definition of the Commonwealth on their collage.

Preparing for ongoing weeks of home-schooling, I have posted suggested links for various support.  Over the weeks, I shall try to add more gradually.

Take care of yourselves and your family and please keep yourselves and others safe and well.

We will miss you greatly.

Kind regards, Mrs Scott, Mrs McIntyre and Mrs Stanford.

Spring 2020 Overview - Where in the World and Regal Royalty

BLANK PRACTISE SPELLINGS SHEET

February 2020 - Geography Around the World Day- India

February 2020 - 100th Day in Year 2

February 2020 - PSHE - E-safety Safer Internet Day

February 2020 - DT Attaching axles to chassis

January 2020 - Tag Rugby

January 2020 - Art PPA - sketching

December 2019 - Maths Measuring Parcels for the Post Office

December 2019 - Maths Money Challenge- how much is in my purse

December 2019_Advent Prayer Service

December 2019_The Wriggly Nativity Christmas Play

November 2019 - Table Maths - adding three single-digit numbers

November 2019 - Science Sorting animals

November 2019 - Children in Need

November 2019 - Art/History - Remembrance Day Poppies

November 2019 - History G F of L - comparing past and present

November 2019 - Happiness and Relaxation afternoon - film, treats and mindfulness colouring

November 2019 - Happiness and Relaxation afternoon - film, treats and mindfulness colouring 1
November 2019 - Happiness and Relaxation afternoon - film, treats and mindfulness colouring 2

November 2019 - Art PPA - Using paint and colour to create PTA Christmas Cards

November 2019 - History Great Fire of London

October 2019 - Year 2 Class Assembly

October 2019 - Science Materials Investigation - Waterproof the Present

October 2019 - RE Celebrations Assembly - Harvest Foodbank

September 2019 - Maths - Counting in steps and representing word problems

September 2019 - English and Art - Dream catchers and worry dolls

September 2019 - Geography and Maths - Outdoor Compass

September 2019 - Maths Outside Learning - Comparing Numbers

September 2019 - Science Investigation - Which materials are best to use so the wolf can not blow the house down?

September 2019 - Meeting our new class pet, Catkin

September 2019 - Maths Outside - Place Value and number line work

September 2019 - Science Outdoor Learning - Material detectives and sharing our findings

September 2019 - RE and Art The Creation Story

September 2019 - Maths Place Value

SPELLING SHED year 2 spellings coverage

A Parent's Guide to Support Children at Home with APPs

Come and See Parent Letter - Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Welcome back to school after what I hope was a fantastic summer holiday.  The children have been sharing their holiday news; some with their amazing stones they have decorated....only a few children left to share their memories with the class now.

 

This term our main topics are 'Where in the World?' and ’Fire! Fire!’  Keep an eye out for pictures of the children at work in their new class as the weeks progress...

 

I have attached the overview of the term's topic.

Year 2 Time Table (updated 20.09.19):

Monday

Outdoor PE (with trainers). TTRS daily.

Tuesday

TTRS daily.

Wednesday

Spellings Quizzes. TTRS daily.

Thursday

Indoor PE (with plimsolls).

Return class pet in bag with diary.

PPA afternoon – Art and PE.

Class newsletter handed out with spellings on this.  TTRS daily.

Friday

Class pet chooses who to spend the week with.

TTRS sheet sent home.

Results of times tables (TTRS sheet)

Changing Reading Books:

At the moment, the children and myself are creating a routine that is workable.  They are responsible for letting me know daily if they are due to do an AR quiz (these will be numbered in the front of their reading book if there is one available) or need to change their reading book once it is completed.  If they are on slim books, we may provide more than one to read during the week and change them less often. 

If they have completed their book but have no AR quiz, they will be provided with a book review to complete now and then instead.

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