Children are asked to create their own research project about a significant person from the past in preparation of our new project 'People of the Past'. This can be anyone of your choice and children can get as creative as possible. They can create a fact file, poster, sketch etc. Please see some examples below:
Year 2 had so much fun on 'Habitat Day'. The children came to school dressed as animals and some children completed brilliant research projects on their chosen animals and their habitat. In the morning, children explored Timberley Farm and our Forest School area looking at habitats and micro-habitats. Children were also given the opportunity to take part in a Now Press Play experience all about habitats. In the afternoon, we worked in pairs to create a 'shoe box habitat', thinking about which animals and plants could be found there. Please see a selection of photos below of our fantastic day!
To support your child's reading comprehension.📚We have created some questions you can ask your child whilst reading with them. You can use these questions when reading any book, happy reading!📙😀
As part of The National Literacy Trust, we have been given access to an e-library. Children have been assigned logins, that we have stuck into the front of their reading diaries to access over 100 quality online books.
Please see the following link below, as well as a parental guide for support.
Happy reading! 😀
Please complete the following form if you would like a consultation with your child's teacher. If you have a child or children in other year groups, please visit their class page to complete a separate form for them.
World Book Day!
It was lovely to snuggle up with our favourite books on World Book Day. The classrooms were made up with cushions, blankets, fairy lights and relaxing music, so we could make the most of snuggling up with our books. We had a great time sharing our books with our friends. We loved having a 'Reading Cafe' in the classroom. It was a real treat to have a drink and snack whilst enjoying and exploring a range of books. We were lucky enough to be part of a live streamed webinar with author Will Mabbit. It has given us lots of ideas for writing and illustrating our own stories!
We had so much fun during pirate day! Year 2, had to go on a treasure hunt, following clues that led us to the treasure, explored the pirate ship and took a trip to Timberley farm, where Mr Ball taught us all about his parrots. After that, we then took part in a Now Press Play experience, where we had to follow different maps, coded bee bots to make their way around a treasure map and created our own tea stained pirate maps. In the afternoon, some children took part in ‘Pirates Got Talent’. We saw some incredible acts and we ended the day with a pirate party to celebrate the hard work we have put in this half term.
Ahoy me maties, this half term we will be taking part in our new project called 'Treasure Island'. During our entry point, the children found out their pirate names, created a pirate hat and learned to to talk like a pirate! We will soon become Geography experts look at different maps 🗺, as well as creating our very own bird's-eye view map of the school - look out for some pictures! We also have some exciting design and technology lessons coming up, where we will be designing and creating our own pirate cannons 🏴☠️. We cannot wait to share the children's work with you all! To support the children's learning at home. we have included some videos of continents 🌍, oceans 🌊 and the UK map 🗺. At the end of this project, we are going to celebrate and consolidate our new found knowledge by having a pirate day, so please check out the letter below for all the details!
We've borrowed some books from our school library about 'Pirates'. During our knowledge harvest we wanted to find out more about how Pirates lived. We have enjoyed exploring these books with our friends.
If your child is required to isolate due to a positive PCR result, home learning will be accessible on J2e. If you have any issues or enquires, you can contact the Year 2 staff on the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address will be checked regularly if there is home learning set.
The log in details needed to access the home learning have been stuck into the children's home reading diaries.
Welcome back Year 2!
Happy New Year to all of our Year 2 children and families. We hope you have enjoyed a safe and peaceful Christmas break. This half term we are going to be busy, doing lots of new learning.
This half term the children will be continuing with either their RWI Phonics or RWI Literacy and Language lessons. The children will be exploring new texts, continuing to practise their handwriting and spelling and working hard to use ideas from different texts in their writing.
Take a look at some of the resources below to help your child with their Literacy work.
This half term we are going to be exploring multiplication and division. We will be spending time grouping and sharing practically to help us with our times tables. We are also going to be doing 3 sessions of Times table Rockstars (TTRS) each week, as well as 2 sessions of Monster Maths. This is a great opportunity for the children to become fluent in the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables.
The children have their TTRS log in details in their home reading diaries, allowing the children to log on and practise at home.
Our new project for this half term is... Treasure Island! We are going to immerse ourselves into all things 'Piratey'. This project will include lessons in Geography, Music and D&T. We are going to be learning all about the four countries that make up the UK, the continents of the words and the seas, and learning to read maps, looking at the key symbols used. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about our exciting 'Exit Point' at the end of this half term.
Take a look below for some of the songs and shanties we will be learning in class.
Our focus in PE for this half term is fitness and dance. We are looking forward to learning different ways to move our body, whilst keeping ourselves fit and healthy. Please ensure your child comes into school with the correct PE kit (White top and black shorts/trousers). If your child has earrings, please make sure they are removed before school on PE days (Wednesday). Thank you
Over the last two weeks, we have been learning about money in Maths. We have explored the coins and notes, compared amounts of money and selected amounts of money.
This week, we went shopping in the classroom. We wrote the cost of each item on our shopping list and worked in groups to find the total! It was so much fun!
Every Friday, each class in year 2 will choose one child to take home our 'snuggle up with a book suitcase'.🧳 Each suitcase contains a reading 📕 , a cuddly 🧸, a hot chocolate sachet☕️, a treat, question prompts, a book review 📖and a pencil ✏️. The children can either read the story to an adult at home or they can listen to the story being read to them 📘. After the children have read or listened to the story, adults could ask the children questions about the story using the question prompts provided. We would also love to hear what each child thought of the story by completing a book review! We ask that the suitcases 🧳 be returned by the following Tuesday, so we can prepare them for the next child to take home.
We hope you enjoy the 'snuggle up with a book suitcase' and please do not hesitate to give us some feedback.
Happy reading! 📖🙂
Year 2 Phonics Screening Check
This half term the children in Year 2 will have to sit the Phonics Screening Check.
This should have been administered in the Summer term of Year 1, but due to school closures as a result of the pandemic, the government have informed schools it must be administered to Year 2 children during Autumn term.
What is the Phonics Screening Check?
The phonics screening check is a booklet containing 40 words. Some of the words are real, some are nonsense words. The Phonics Screening Check, checks the children know the sounds that have been taught and can read these sounds in both real and nonsense words.
What can we do to help?
In school the children are receiving daily speed sound lessons, in which they are taught Set1, 2 and 3 speed sounds. The children have time to practise reading these sounds in words. This allows us to see how accurately the children are reading.
We will continue to send home resources for the children to use at home. Please ensure your child is practising the sounds and words that are sent home.
Please encourage your child to spot the special friends, fred talk and read the word.
The special friend is ch
Fred talk c-r-u-n-ch
Read the word crunch
The children are fantastic at spotting the special friends and have been working so hard to read words accurately!
Keep up the hard work Year2!
Last week, we started our new project called 'Buildings' 🛕. We took part in our Entry Point, where we built our very own buildings using lego, K-Next, cards🃏 and other building materials🧱 - please check out our incredible creations below! We also have some exciting lessons coming up including; two scientific investigations👩🏾🔬, sketching our school building🖌 and designing interiors of homes🎨. We cannot wait to share the children's work with you all!
Giraffes Parent Consultations will be on Monday 15th November 2021 between 2-5pm.
If you would like an appointment, please fill in the following form
👩🏾🔬🧑🏿🚀 Black History Month 👩🏽🏭👨🏿🏫
To celebrate Black History Month, Year 2 revamped our book shelves with books about famous black figures in history for the children to read. We have also dedicated each story time to learn about significant black figures and their achievements. This includes; Dr Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, Jesse Owens and many many more. On poetry Fridays, we have read poems by Maya Angelou and Birmingham’s own Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as, listening to them read their own poems too.
We then looked at current British black figures, who are actively changing the course of history today.
Giraffes 🦒 have created an incredible project on Marcus Rashford MBE, detailing his achievements on and off the pitch. Not only has he won many footballing awards, but he personally wrote to the government, so they would ‘U turn’ on offering free school meals to low income families. He continues his activism today, by opening up his very own book club, to get more children involved in reading! ⚽️🏆🥪📚
Elephants 🐘 have created a fantastic project on Sir Lewis Hamilton, detailing his achievements on and off the race track. Being the first and only black Formula 1 driver ever, he holds the world record for most Grand Prix wins and he has currently won the most championships in the world, alongside Michael Schumacher! He also uses his voice and works closely with charities to support equality for all and animal rights all around the world. 🏎🏆🐕❤️
Parrots 🦜 have created a magnificent project on Nicola Adams OBE, detailing her achievements in and out of the boxing ring. Nicola, was the first ever woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing and she then went on to defend her title again four years later - also being the first to do so. Outside of the boxing ring, she has been an advocate for charities around the UK supporting girls to stay in sport, as well as, supplying equipment for girls in disadvantaged areas. 🥊🏅🏃🏿♀️🚴🏾♀️
Please take a look at some of our pictures below - we are so proud of our work!
Parents Consultations 📚
Parents consultations will be on Wednesday 20th October 2021. If you would like to have a phone call consultation with your child's teacher, please fill out the correct form using the links below.
Thank you! 😊
We have started to trial a new cursive handwriting scheme in Year 2, called Letter Join.
This week, we are focussing on The 'Long Ladder Letter' family. Every letter starts and finishes on the line, which helps children remember how to form their letters correctly.
This week the children will be sent home with a practice sheet for their homework. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
This week Miss Siggers' Literacy group went to the farm! We are currently writing about how to plant cabbages and thought it would be fun to give it ago!
During this project, we have been learning about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and all about our 5 senses.
We have been very busy and we have designed our own healthy lunch boxes, taken part in a hand washing experiment and completed some fantastic writing about the importance of exercise.
We have particularly enjoyed learning about our 5 senses and took our new found knowledge onto Timberley Farm, where we went on a senses walk. We also designed and made our own sensory toys for babies, thinking about patterns, textures and colours. Please take a look at some of our work - we are so proud of it!
The children will be sent home with a home reading book and reading diary.
Our PE day is on a Wednesday. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits. Sometimes we may be outside for PE so joggers and a jumper may be needed as the colder weather arrives.
Please can we also remind parents that earrings must be removed before school on PE days.
Thank you ⭐️