Dear Year 2,
My lovely class! We didn't get all the time together that I would have liked, but what we did get was AMAZING! You guys are a wonderful group of people. You are hardworking, brave, confident, funny, supportive and above all kind!
You were not afraid to speak out, share ideas and try your best, and for that reason you made a huge impression on me and all the adults who worked with you. I know that as you move on to year 3 you are going to continue to sparkle and shine.
I have put a poem on this page written by another teacher, that says exactly what I feel. I hope you like it. I've also uploaded a couple of links of things to do in the Summer if you want to. But....school is over now. Relax, read and play - get ready for all the wonderful challenges that are just around the corner. (I mean September....not around an actual corner...it's grown up speak for soon)
Thank you for being a wonderful class and I will make sure I will pop up to see you in year 3.
Have a brilliant holiday my little smart sausages and stay safe and well.
Here are some more great links to web sites and apps that you can try daily, they include PE, Art, singing and signing, TT RockStars and Magic Spell. There are also links to free books and reading activities. These are in addition to the weekly home learning that will be placed on here in the big yellow star! Just look for the date and away you go!
Reading Bingo Challenge
This is the class log-in if you've forgotten yours.
Planning for w/c 23.03.20
Timetable and planning 1
Wednesday 25th March
Hi Year 2! What a beautiful week we are having. I hope you are able to get out into your gardens or outside space safely and spot some signs of spring? During the last week of term we were writing poetry about spring and we had some great results! I wonder if you can try to write some now? They could be list poems, acrostic poems, poems with alliteration or personification, it's your choice.
I hope you are doing well with the pack I sent home with you and some of you I see have been working hard on TTRockstars and Magic Spell. Great scores guys!
This week I have enjoyed watching the theatre link to Wind in the Willows and I hope you have too. I'm going to add a couple of tasks today for you to have a go at.
Did anyone look at the Live link to Plymouth Aquarium feeding time today? If you did, maybe you could research one of the creatures that interested you. This would make a fantastic fact file for other children to read in our book corner when we come back to school! The Lemon shark called Citron was very interesting!
Keep doing your daily PE, Phonics and story time with some of your favourite authors!
Some questions to answer about those cheeky Llamas!
1. Why was the family’s couch so well used?
2. What went wrong on the way back from the furniture shop?
3. What did Llama do when he found the couch?
4. How did the family feel when the noticed that the couch was missing?
5. Pause at 3.00 What do you think the great idea will be?
Marvelous maths challenges to try
Year 2 visit the Greenbank Fire Station
Year 2 Learning about the Greenbank Fire Station
On Wednesday 4th March Year 2 visited Green Watch at Greenbank Fire Station. We have been learning about the Great Fire of London, so it was a great opportunity to visit a modern, working fire station. We had a great visit looking at the fire engines, exploring the station and checking out all of the Fire Fighting equipment! It was a great day out and we also got to use the hoses! We even checked out the vintage fire engines that are kept there. There is even one that looks like the type of equipment used just after The Great Fire of London! Next week we will be writing a recount of our fantastic trip.
Making music with Plymouth University
In Maths, we will be learning about multiplication and division, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and staring to learn our 3s. We will be using Fluent in 5 daily to recap addition and subtraction each morning. After that, we will move on to learning about statistics, time and other units of measure. We will be solving word problems and trying to write some of our own.
In English, we will be learning to write stories from familiar settings, using expanded noun phrases and a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. We will also be using the Great Fire of London as a stimulus to write a diary and will be writing a recount of our class trip to the fire station. Whole class reading will allow us to explore a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will hear and use fluent, expressive voices and learn the key skills needed for reading comprehension. Spelling and handwriting will continue on a weekly basis.
Our topic for spring is the Great Fire of London. Not only will we be learning about how the fire began (History) but how and why it spread so quickly, what life was like in London in the years before and immediately after the fire and we will compare it to today (Geography) . We will also learn about key significant people from that time and the impact on life for normal people. This will include writing a newspaper report and diary entries!
In Science, we will be investigating a range of materials and their uses. We will be exploring what makes a fair test and designing a range of experiments linked to materials and their properties.
Outside PE this term is all about throwing, catching and bouncing balls. Our inside sessions will be covering a dance unit, where we will use props and a range of music to inspire dances based on fire and flames.
Art this term will be centred around Rita Greer and focus on colour mixing and paint affects with line overlay and charcoal. We will be recreating images of fire.
In RE we are covering aspects of the Islamic faith and then why Easter is important to Christians.
Miss Pooley will support the class in the learning of PSHE and Computing, where we will be learning about how to programme and debug simple algorithms. Ms Locke will also be teaching us about creating our own simple musical score and developing a soundscape for the Great Fire of London.
- P.E. will be on Tuesday (Indoors) and Wednesday (Outdoors)
- The children’s spelling test will be on Fridays. The children will also have new spellings on their homework sheet.
- Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due in on the following Thursday.
- Home reading books will be checked every day so need to be in school daily. The children are expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day. This will need to be recorded in their books and signed by an adult.
Please come in to see me if you would like to discuss anything.