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Year 2 - Rockets

1.6.20

Hi! We hope you have all had a lovely weekend. A reminder that if you haven't yet signed up for SEESAW, please do - it's invaluable for us to keep in touch with you every day - to look at the work your child has been doing and to offer advice. Any issues, please contact school and we will sort out a new code for you.  Here is your learning for this week:

Literacy - BIRDS - this unit carries on from the one before the holidays. You will need to sign up for the webiste, lovereading4kids. The overview is here - please upload any work you have done to SEESAW so we can comment on your child's learning. 

Maths - Place Value Revision- adding and subtracting 1 and 10.  You should also keep up with Hit The Button as much as possible.

Topic: Local History

This should be plenty for you to do, as well as using your new Oxford Owl login but if you feel like something else we have the following to choose from too:

RE - Find out about Eid and design an Eid card for a friend in our class. 

PE: We appreciate that not everyone is a fan of Joe Wicks and that lots of you are out in your gardens being active but there is a link below to the Lancashire Schools recommended scheme. Feel free to let us know how you get on with them or upload photos of you being active to SEESAW.

Science - ongoing 'plants'  - keep us informed with your planting and don't forget to check in with Mr Evan's nesting box.

Computing - See below for your 'to do' on Purple Mash.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Roberts and Mrs Felters

Literacy - Weekly Overview 1.6.20

Home Reading

Read the letter below to access home reading books.

PE Home Learning Wk Beg 18.05.20

RE

This term, children across school will be directed to the same resource so that siblings can reflect and respond to the same RE activity at their own level. There will be a picture to consider, alongside some questions and activities. Below are the picture and activities for this week and some useful links.

Computing Week 5

Log into Purple Mash.

Search for 2Paint a picture in the search bar and launch the app.

This week we are going to explore art by William Morris, see if you can find any of his pictures on the internet. Then, 

1/ Select the 'Pattern' option from the menu.

2/ Click on the small white and see it appear on the main screen.

3/ Below the small screen is a pattern type button, select this to change the pattern.

4/ See if you can re make the picture saved below.

5/ Have a go at one of you own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1

Espresso Website - 

 

This website provides a wealth of learning videos and activities for all curriculum areas that can be completed online. Children can access Espresso from home using the following login details: 

 

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk 

Username: student18024

Password: stpauls 

 

This pupil account is unique to our school and should not be shared. 

 

This term our topics are -

Geography - Our local area

Science - Plants

Art - Focussing on the artist Georgia O'Keefe - drawing large scale flowers.

WELCOME TO THE Y2 ROCKETS CLASS

Our class is taught by myself Monday-Thursday, and then Mr Evans on Fridays. Mrs Smith is our fabulous, full time teaching assistant and will always be ready to welcome your children in each morning when school starts at 8.50am. Mrs Smith is also our very own welfare assistant and takes good care of your children at lunchtime. We also have Mrs Simms working in our class as a 1:1 support. Life in Year 2 is very busy and exciting and we look forward to working together with you this year. If you ever have any problems or concerns, please catch one of our team - the end of the day is better. School finishes at 3.30pm and you may pick your child up from the Y2 classroom door. Please be patient as we get to know you as we like to hand your child over at the end of each day. Please let us know if someone other than you is picking your child up.   Keep checking back on our page for important updates, or to see what exciting things we have been doing in class and check book bags regularly for letters.

 


Homework
Starting just before October half term, we send spellings home on Friday afternoons, these will be tested the following Friday. It is important to go through these with your child regularly at home. We always encourage children to aim for GREEN on their tests and to use the spellings correctly in their writing. In addition to spellings and daily reading, your child will also bring home number facts to learn for a test the following Friday.

 

Reading

Learning to read fluently is one of the most important things your child will ever do,
and being a great reader will open so many doors to them as they grow into young
adults. We cannot emphasise how important it is to read with your child daily and
discuss the text. Please sign your child’s reading diary indicating the book has been
read and make a comment on their reading – we check these each week and hope to
create a really positive partnership between home and school where a love of reading is
fostered and encouraged.


PE
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school. Our PE lessons will be on Wednesday afternoons
and Thursday mornings this year, although these times are sometimes subject
to change at short notice. Children wearing earrings in school on these days must have them removed, or they will not be able to take part. Long hair must be tied up everyday, but especially on PE days. It is also worth checking each half term that pumps still fit  and remember that we are only purple t shirts are to be worn.


Other useful information:
Please ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled as things can easily get
misplaced. Your child will need a warm, waterproof coat and sensible shoes. Please
ensure your child has a named water bottle as we encourage children to keep hydrated
throughout the day. Fresh fruit is provided for all KS1 children during morning and
afternoon break and milk can be ordered directly from Cool Milk at www.coolmilk.com.

 

We thank-you for your continued support and are looking forward to making sure this year is a happy, enjoyable and successful year for your child.
We are looking forward to working together this year,
Kind regards
Mrs Roberts, Mr Evans, Mrs Smith and Mrs Simms

Y2 Themes 2019-20

Scroll down and keep looking below for recent photographs of our learning.

We LOVED The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark so much that we invited SMJ Falconry into school. Rhiannon brought in different types of owls to show us.

We were lucky enough to have our very own Great Fire of London. Thanks to our friends in the Astronauts who made some fantastic replica houses and HUGE thanks to Mr Evans for setting fire to them all. This was a fantastic experience for our children and really helped them to understand what `empathy` means. It also fit in beautifully with our Literacy Key text as we had just read about Plop, the barn owl, enjoying his very first campfire. How lucky are we to have our very own forest school?

Y2 Christmas Party

The Fire and Rescue Service Come To Visit

Our Learning Autumn 2 2019

We are reading FANTASTIC MR FOX  this half term. 

Florence Nightingale Day. We invited Mrs Ashby to bring history to life. We enjoyed dressing up as characters from Florence Nightingale's lifetime.

Life Education Bus. We enjoyed learning more about our bodies and of course, seeing Harold the giraffe again.

Keith Haring Inspired Art links with our Healthy Humans topic in Science

Enjoying our learning

These are the words we are working hard on in school.

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