General Class Information
This week, I would like you to have a go at practicing your reading and responding skills alongside your writing skills by working your way through the Superheroes booklet.
In maths, there is an Easter activity booklet to help you practice lots of different skills - make sure you ask a grown up if you get stuck or find some words tricky to read.
There is also some extra work to help you practice your spelling too!
Our topic this half term is all about Explorers and Adventurers and we will be learning about a few different people who are famous for exploring new worlds or making new discoveries.
One of the people we will be finding out about is Christopher Columbus. Check out this website to find out more about him:
There are also some Education City homework tasks for both maths and englishg for you to complete - please make sure you have a go at these!
Phonics learning at home. Are you missing our Phonics lessons in class? Take a look at this fantastic YouTube channel and why not have a go at some of the phoneme letters to help you stay fabulous at phonics! It is also really important that you read as much as you can, and even if you read something other than your school reading book, all reading should be recorded in your reading diary.
Also, don't forget to check regularly on our class Seesaw page, as I will be setting weekly mini challenges and homework via that app on a regular basis. Don't forget, if you have a go at any of the creative learning activities from the topic grid below, I would love to see them on Seesaw or you could email them to me so I can share your wonderful work with the rest of the class.
Year 2 Maths Knowledge organisers
Do you love maths and practicing at home? Check out these knowledge organisers that show you all the things we should learn by the end of Year 2. We will do lots of revision and practice at home to help keep your skills strong too.
|Year 2 Addition and Subtraction Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Fractions Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Length and Height Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Mass Capacity and Temperature Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Money Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Multiplication and Division Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Number and Place Value Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Position and Direction Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Properties of Shape Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Statistics Knowledge Organiser.pdf||Download|
COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS PRACTICE
This half term, we are learning all about Plants in our Science lessons. We have just planted our own seeds and will be keeping a close eye on how they grow and what changes we can see each week, as well as learning how to look after then ourselves.
Here is our Plants knowledge organiser, which shows all the things we need to learn during this topic:
School has also signed up to an educational website called Education City, where you can play lots of games and revise things you have already learnt in areas such as maths and English. Have a look here for you username and password, but please remember, you must only log in as you! Have fun!
Follow the link here:
Seesaw login whole class QR code. If you are struggling to log on to Seesaw, try scanning this QR code and it should take you directly to our class page. Please email me if this doesn't work.
ONLINE LEARNING 2021
In this section of the Web page, I will give you some useful websites and links to help you with elements of your learning. Although it is very important to focus on your Maths and English, don't forget that we only do those lessons for the morning in school so you also need to do something creative, fun or practical each day too! If you would like to follow our class schedule, here are our afternoon lessons (unless stated a.m):
Monday - PE all morning then Maths and English p.m
Tuesday - Maths and English in the morning, then Spanish all afternoon.
Wednesday- Maths and English in the morning, then ICT and Geography in the afternoon.
Thursday- Maths and English in the morning, then Science and RE in the afternoon.
Friday - Maths and Big Write in the morning and Art, Music and finishing off Topic in the afternoon.
Practice your phonics and have some fun? Why not visit this fabulous website:
The BBC have launched 3 hours of daily school programmes, have a look if you want: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/genres/learning/primary/all
Our new topic is 'An Island Home' and we will be learning all about what it is like to live on an island, some of our Literacy work in class will be inspired by the Katie Morag stories - check out some of her stories by clicking on this link:
You can also check out the adventures of Barnaby bear as he visits some islands in Scotland:
Love Geography in general? Why not check out the GoJetters and write me a report or present it on Seesaw to show me what you have learnt:
Check out a totally different kind of island home called the Galapagos Islands - have a watch of these if you want to see it for yourself. Research the animals that live there and tell me all about them -they are awesome!
Can you research an island that you are interested in? You can present this however you like using a model, a Powerpoint or Word presentation or you could be a TV presenter and teach me all about your chosen island on Seesaw - I can't wait to see what you will teach me! You can choose islands you may have visited such as the Canary islands, or an island where the wildlife really interests you such as the Galapagos islands. I would love to see some artwork inspired by the wildlife on your chosen island!
Do you love Science? Check out this website and have a go at some of the materials experiments - I would love to see photographs or videos of your results!
Love Music? Visit this website and have a go at this activity:
Want to do some extra work on your reading at home? Ask your parents to visit Reading Eggs and sign up for a free 30 day trial:
Also, check out these websites for free ebooks if you want to do lots of extra reading:
You can also email me at: Ngillett@holytrinityce.rochdale.sch.uk
You can also continue to practice counting in 10s, 5s and 2s by visiting this website:
There are also some multiplication practices and by the end of Y2, we need to know x10, x5, x2 and x3 facts off by heart, the best way to do is this practice, practice, practice and search for fun songs on YouTube that may help those number facts stick in your head.
MEET THE TEAM!
This year these are the staff that will be working with your children either in class, or extra sessions in intervention groups:
MRS GILLETT MRS ANDERSON MRS MARSDEN MR PARKER SENORITA ANDREA
In Year 2, it is very important that the children complete their homework including spellings and reading their homework book every week. At the end of the year, the children will be taking their SATs tests which include separate reading and spelling tests. The outcome of these tests supplement my end of year decisions - spelling plays a big factor in whether or not your child will reach the expected level for Year 2 by the end of the year. At Parent's evening later on this half-term, I will be sending home the lists of High Frequency words and the newer 'Common Exception words' for your child to practice reading and spelling at home to consolidate the work done in class as well as intervention groups. (Please see below for the list of words.)
It is also really important that your child reads as much as they can - these books do not need to be the school reading book, and I would encourage you to share your favourite books or authors with your children. In the next few weeks, I will be inviting parents (who wish to) to come and read their favourite children's book to the class at home time - to show children that books and stories should be enjoyed and loved! If you would be interested in this, please pop in and see me any time - the children and I would love to have you!
TIMETABLE FOR YEAR 2
Please ensure book-bags and reading books are in school every day.
Monday - New spellings will be sent home- green spelling books need to be in school today. Please learn these for a test on Friday.
Thursday - P.E. children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits
Friday - Spelling test, new homework will be given out.