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Welcome to Year Two
Hi there Year 2,
Hope you all had a lovely half term.
I am busy sorting new learning for you to do over the next little while. Keep smiling and staying safe. We still miss you lots. We have had such a fabulous year so far - but it's not over yet! I hope you enjoy the new activities and try to do a little of everything. Keep reading and practising those spelling and phonics. I am putting maths practice/revision on regularly to help you to keep sharp with those calculations, times tables and previous learning. Thank you for all the messages and photos of the things you've been up to. Just seeing you safe and having fun is fabulous so do keep sending photos and discoveries to the class email if you can (with the help of parents or carers of course). Let me know if you don't want me to add photos to the class home learning gallery.
Keep taking very good care of yourselves and we can't wait to find out what you've all been up to. You are all so super fabulous!
Mrs Hughes and Mrs Meek
Year 2 Home Learning
At school we would do some maths and English in the mornings each day then topic, computers or PE in the afternoons. Try and keep it varied but keep the maths, writing, spelling and reading (with discussion) going if possible.
There will be weekly spelling suggestions, phonics and maths practise. Some of which can be done online using games etc.
The Oak Academy has daily lessons including assemblies and P.E. BBC Bitesize also has daily lessons. I refer to the bits that fit in with our curriculum but they have lots more on offer.
Hi there Year 2,
Hope you continue to be safe and well. Not long now. Only one more week of Home Learning after this then it’s the summer holidays. We’ll all be ready for a rest then I think.
It has been so lovely to see how well you are all doing with your online learning lately – particularly on the Purple Mash 2Dos. The Matisse art is looking great. I’m so glad you are enjoying all the different art techniques in 2 Paint a Picture. This week we are looking at ‘The Snail’ by Matisse. It is a very famous collage that he did. We are continuing to read our class book ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ and we are going to write a letter from Duncan to one of the crayons. I have really enjoyed the letters, you’ve been sharing, from various pieces of equipment. We’ve had rulers, pencils, headphones, glue sticks, calculators, scissors – all sorts – writing to tell us how underappreciated they are! I think we need to change our ways Year2 and look after them more.
In maths we are revisiting Shape so I have added lots of ‘maths shape’ games 2Dos on Purple Mash to revise your skills about 2D and 3D shape. There are also new challenges on Sumdog for maths and spelling. (Sumdog may have expired now)
We are very excited about Tuesday’s picnic! Can’t wait to see you all. Do email (class email) to confirm if you haven’t already.
Hi Year 2,
I just wanted to say how much I'm missing you all. Mrs Hughes keeps me up to date with what you've been getting up to, so it's lovely to see how many exciting things you've been doing apart from the set home learning. I'm so glad we'll be able to meet up at the picnic (yes, I'll be there too!) but in the meantime I have recorded a song for you. Tomorrow (or sometime soon) things will be better and we will all be together again. Perhaps you'd like to learn the song and sing along with me. I hope you enjoy it. Mrs Meek
Week 12 – 29/6/20 (summer term 2) – TOPIC: COLOUR
Hi there Year 2,
Hope you’re all safe and well. Thanks for keeping me up to date by email with all that you’ve been up to. I am really enjoying your art work on Purple Mash. The windows were fabulous. I also enjoyed the poems. They were brilliant and really made me smile! It was so fabulous to catch up with everybody with the phone calls last week. I’m so glad you are all safe, well and happy. I was so impressed by how you’re keeping going with the home learning. It was also great to hear that you are really looking forward to September and being ‘grown up’ Year 3s in KS2. I can’t wait to see you all in September and say ‘Hi!’.
This week in Home Learning we’re looking at Matisse’s printing. He did over 800 prints in his lifetime. What a lot! We’re also going to read the first 12 pages of ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’. I think you’ll like it and have lots to talk about.
Newsflash! - I was very excited when Mr Cook announced our ‘Socially Distanced Picnic’ for the 7th July. Everyone should have an email about it. It will be so amazing. We’ll be able to catch up and be ‘Year 2’ again, all together. I can’t wait!
Week 11 – 22/6/20 (summer term 2) – TOPIC: COLOUR
Hi there Year 2,
Hope everyone is well and has had a good week. Thanks for all the emails and photos. It’s always great to see how you’re getting on and what you’ve been up to. I’m glad you enjoyed last week’s video message. It was lovely to say hi to everyone in person.
We are going to use the book ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ over the next 4 weeks. We will read a section of the book each week and discuss the text. If you have the text it would be good not to read the whole thing as prediction questions will then be difficult. This week we are just looking at the cover and the blurb then using inference and prediction skills.
In Art we are looking at ‘Windows’ – Matisse painted lots of pictures looking out of windows. We are looking at his ‘Open Window’ in detail. Why was he so fascinated with looking out of windows? Then painting them!
Computing – I realised this week that some of you couldn’t resubmit your work on Purple Mash in response to a redo because the due time had run out so I’ve reinstated the tasks and extended the due date. I think this should work now. (The lovely Purple Mash people were very helpful.) So If I’ve set a redo you should be able to have another go and resubmit your work. Thanks!
Lastly! – I’m setting up a gallery for photos of home learning that you have shared with me by email so you can see what classmates have been up to. I’m looking back through the class email and starting to put a gallery together this week. If you don’t want photos in the gallery let me know by email. You can still share photos by email even if you don’t want them put on the class page.
Week 10 – 15/6/20 (summer term 2) – TOPIC: COLOUR
Hi there Year 2,
Hope you’re all doing well. I can’t believe we’re up to week 10! Thanks for all the updates on the class email. It’s so good to see what you’ve all been up to. I’ve seen some amazing pictures on Purple Mash 2 Paint a Picture 2Do. They really made me smile. I really enjoyed seeing your ‘Woman in a Hat’ pictures. So colourful. Thanks for sharing them. This week we are looking at a painting called ‘The Conversation’. It was painted by Matisse a bit later in his life and you can see that his style is changing. Let me know what you think of it. I’ve posted a comment to all the 2Dos that were submitted. There was a few that weren’t submitted that I think you are still working on. Submit them when you want me to check them out. There’s also some 2Gos that aren’t submitted. Do submit your work when you have finished so I can have a look at how you’re getting on. I have set a few redos so do check to see if you need to have another go.
This week I have chosen a text called ‘Our Beautiful Planet’ to read which links nicely to the R.E. and the creation story. It reminds us what a beautiful and colourful world we have. (A heads up for next week - we will be looking at the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.)
A message from Mrs Meek - I hope those of you who have been learning to play the recorder with me have been able to do a bit of practising. Perhaps you could spend the next couple of weeks rehearsing a piece of music and then ask someone to film you giving a performance to some members of your family. I would love to see them. I hope that we shall be able to have lessons once you are in year 3 so keep it up and you will be able to earn more karate belts.
Summer 2 June 1st 2020
Hope everyone is safe and well and had a lovely half term. What a lot of lovely sunshine! The virtual sports day was lots of fun. It kept me and Mrs Meek very busy (and fit!) over half term. Also I’ve posted the science ‘Plants’ photos (see below) for the Seed Diary, Plant Investigation and Potato Growing. You'll find all the new learning above - under the blue splats. The home learning will only be updated once per week from now on as Mr Cook said on his Blog. Me and Mrs Meek will be in school but please do keep in touch with what you've been up to through the class email,
Mrs Hughes and Mrs Meek