Welcome to the Class Page for Year 2 2020/21
Hello to our wonderful Year 2 and their families!
If you are currently learning from home, this is where we will add our links and activities each week. They will be closely linked to what we are covering in class but designed to be accessible at home. You don't have to do everything, just enjoying doing what you can together.
Your English homework, Maths homework and spellings will still be posted on Seesaw every Monday afternoon. Below are the links for Numbots and reading at home but you will also find them on Seesaw:
We are currently trialling the use of Read Theory with Year 2, which you can find a link for below:
We hope that this is a useful resource to support your child's reading at home but the texts can be tricky. If you are finding that this is too difficult for your child, please do not feel that you have to continue with it. We are currently in the process of finding a similar resource that is more appropriate for KS1 children.
It would be lovely if you could share your work with us via Seesaw or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can take a look on Twitter @AshKnotty to see what we've been up to in class each week too!
Take care and keep smiling!
Mrs England & Miss Geering
Miss McCann and Mr Kenwright
Week Beginning 7th December
We are writing descriptions of the settings in Grandad's Island. We are using adjectives and conjunctions to enhance our writing and make sentences more exciting. Please find some work related to that here.
In Maths, we are looking at using a variety of calculation strategies for addition and subtraction. Please find some work related to this here.
We have been learning about the Christmas story. Your child can make a story board at home to draw pictures and write sentences to retell this story.
Week Beginning 30th November
This week we will be writing setting descriptions using our story 'Grandad's Island' as inspiration. You can read the story here and use the illustrations to inspire a piece of descriptive writing. Don't forget capital letters, full stops and adjectives!
In Maths we are continuing our topic on addition and subtraction. Please find the Oak National Academy link for those lessons here.
We are preparing for our Christmas production. If you can, please try to learn the words to the first verse and chorus of this song here.
Week Beginning 23rd November
We have been learning to use conjunctions to extend sentences this week. The conjunctions we have focused on are 'and' 'but' and 'or'. Please find a PowerPoint below which contains and explanation and some sentence work for your child to complete.
In Maths, we have been adding and subtracting 2 and 1 digit numbers. Please find a link here to the Oak Academy that will lead you through five lessons related to this.
Year 2 have been learning about the Hindu creation story. Below you will find a PowerPoint to tell the story and question and answer cards. The Q&A cards can either be printed and matched up as a game or, if you are unable to print, you can write out the questions and answers onto paper.
As always, if there is anything we can do to help while you are isolating please let us know via SeeSaw or the school office.
Week Beginning 16th November
In English, children will be finishing the Paper Bag Princess topic to write an alternative ending for the story. Children who are isolating at home can use the document below to draw and write their idea for a different ending to the story. Alternatively, use these pages to write and illustrate a retell of the story. Remember capital letters, full stops and adjectives to make your writing exciting!
This week we will be using number families to solve addition and subtraction questions. Use this link to practice making number sentences with three numbers and the + - and = signs. For example:
3 + 4 = 7
4 + 3 = 7
7 - 4 = 3
7 - 3 = 4
Start with numbers up to 10, then 20, then 50 and 100. Please also find below a fact family activity below.
In Science, we will be learning about the human body and our five senses. Use the activities below to label body parts and complete the senses hunt around your home. What can your child see, hear, smell, taste and feel in their home? A link to help with this can be found here.
Week beginning 9th November
If you are isolating at home this week, please find your work below.
In English, children will be continuing to recap their phonics skills in preparation for the KS1 phonics screen at the end of this month. Some activities to support phonics can be found here. The class will also be using the story The Paper Bag Princess to inspire letter writing from the point of view of the characters in the story. The letters will be written in first person as if the children are the characters and an explanation of what this means can be found here. We would like children who are learning from home this week to write a letter from the dragon to the princess, explaining why he did what he did. You should discuss and plan your ideas first and remember you can reread the story by following the link here. A template for the letter can be found below, please upload your finished letters to SeeSaw so that we can see them; they can be handwritten or typed.
In Maths this week, children are looking at comparing and ordering numbers to 100. At home, you can keep up with this work by following lessons 6 - 10 from this link to the Oak National Academy. As always, children are also encouraged to continue accessing their Numbots accounts and using pages such as TopMarks for basic skills games.
This Thursday we will be celebrating BBC Children In Need. There will be a PowerPoint below that you can download and read together at home. Use this to inspire an informative, colourful poster all about Children In Need and why we celebrate Pudsey!
Week Beginning 3rd November
If you are isolating at home this week, please find links and work below related to what we are doing in class.
In English, we are reading the story 'The Paper Bag Princess' which children should already be familiar with. A link to the story being told on YouTube can be found here which you can watch together and discuss.
We will also be writing setting and character descriptions. There is a document below to inspire some spooky setting descriptions. This work can be completed by printing it out and writing below the picture or by typing the setting description into SeeSaw for us to see. Remember capital letters and full stops!
In class, we will be beginning our new topic of place value, looking at numbers to 100. This week's isolation work for Maths is to follow the Oak National Academy Lessons 1 - 5 from the Numbers to 50 unit. The link can be found for these lessons here.
This term, we are starting our new topic on the human body. You can follow the Oak National Academy lesson for this topic here.
Week Beginning 12th October 2020
If you are isolating at home this week, please find your work below:
Our sounds in phonics this week are all split digraphs: a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. The split digraph is found in words such as make, toe or true. For a clearer explanation of what this means, there is a parent help link below. The website refers to this as "the magic e" but we have not been using this language in school. Click here for the link.
In Maths, children will be learning about time. They will be learning to tell the time to the hour and half past. The work below is from the Oak Academy which provides lesson videos with work related to this subject. You can upload photos or screenshots of this work to SeeSaw when it is complete.
In History this week, children will be learning about chronology of Kings and Queens. There is a worksheet below with Kings and Queens that need to be cut out and stuck in order - the dates that they ruled are underneath their pictures.
Week Beginning 5th October 2020
If your child is self-isolating this week, please find their work below.
This week's phonics sounds are: ew, oe, au, ey, a-e
You can also find games to play here: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5
In Maths this week, the children will be working on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and making equal groups using simple arrays.
Science and History
Children will be studying castles in History and applying this knowledge to their materials topic in Science where they will be looking at the strength of different materials used in building.
Week Beginning 28th September 2020
If your child is learning from home this week due to self isolation, please find this week's work below:
This week's phonics sounds are ir, ue, aw, wh and ph. Please find below some links to phonics games and some worksheets related to these sounds. In school, we study one sound per day alongside daily practice of high frequency words. There will be a link to a high frequency word booklet for your child to use but please do not feel that you must complete the full booklet. 2-3 pages per week would be plenty.
In Maths this week, we are learning about numbers to 100. The class work focuses on ordering numbers and using number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. The worksheets below are related to this class work.
In History lessons, children will be studying Kings and Queens. There are some worksheets available for them to continue this study at home. We have also provided helpful links to games and websites that will support your child's e-learning at home.
PHONICS PLAY https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5
BBC BITESIZE https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw