Home Learning Year 2
Each week you will recieve a newsletter which will give you an overview of learning for the week. Try to do as much as you can, having as much fun as you can. Do lots of reading books, instructions when you are playing games, making things, cooking, read everything around you. There are lots of website to support home learning, but you can do many things without going online.
Remember to post pictures of your learning on Dojo, I love to see what you have been doing.
While children are at home using online resources so much, it is important to stay safe while online. You can find great resources at www.thinkuknow/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worsheets/5-7s
There are 15 minute, age appropriate activities to support safety online, which include short video clips.
Welcome to Year 2
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, this has been postponed until Wednesday 29th January.
Year 2 are part of the Walkwise programme, which is delivered by Mrs Anne Ward from Sunderland City Council. Today she came in to talk to the children about keeping themselves safe near roads.
Tomorrow she will take the children out in the local area in groups. They will have the opportunity to cross local roads safely, under the supervision of adults.
Making Puppets DT Project
We had great fun making puppets. We learned how to thread the needle, make and use a template, overlock, do running stitch and decorate. We were very proud of the finished product and are going to make a puppet show.
We elected our year 2 school councillors.
We all had great fun at the first Crafty Minds club of the new year. We played with Lego, did some yoga, mindful colouring and made a beautiful suncatcher. We were really busy!
We have been working on the story The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark, so when we were making moving pictures we thought we would make a swooping owl.
We designed our own backgrounds using our ICT skills. Then we found out how to make a slider. We chose an animal for the barn owl to chase, then made our sliding mechanisms to make the animals move.
We had lots of fun making them and were really pleased with the finished results.
We had a great time learning some Judo moves, working with a partner.
We explored and found out lots about space travel.
Ask us some questions.
1960's is our topic for the first half term.
We are learning about the 1960's, thinking about history, what life was like in the 1960's, people who were influential. We will find out about art, music and significant events.
We looked at the artist Bridget Riley who was very prolific in the 60's producing Op Art. (optical illusion art) We produced our own work in her style.
We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. In Year 2, 10 minutes should be a minimum but, if your child can't put their book down because they are so engrossed.... let them continue, that's the magic of reading. Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place.
Reading Buddies is a great way for children to access reading and develop their comprehension while using the computer. They each have their own log in details and have accessed this at school so should be familiar with it. HAVE FUN!
Book we love and would recommend
Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
The Story of The Tree Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Esiotrot by Roald Dahl
The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch series by Ronda Armitage
Bills New Frock By Anne Fine
Stranger Danger by Anne Fine
The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo
The Twits by Roald Dahl
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Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
New spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. It would be appreciated if you could spend time, daily if possible learning these spellings. It may be useful to learn 3 spellings each day, recapping the previous days spellings as you go along, making the task more manageable.
As you will see from the lists there are 10 spellings given each week, the other 5 will be made up of high frequency words (common words which the children need to be able to spell within writing tasks). words and words from previous weeks lists. This is to ensure retention and will help to consolidate spelling patterns and conventions in preparation for SATs.
Thank you for your support in this.
Support your children with maths facts at a range of levels.
Hit the Button is a great resource.