Welcome to Year 2
What a brilliant day we all had. First we had competitive races, egg and spoon, sprint, sack race and hurdles. Next we had a carousel of activities in our house teams, the wheelbarrow race was lots of fun!
In the afternoon we has a session of Laser Tag..... hard work and lots of fun.
Well behaved children, well done everyone.
Hylton Castle visit
We had an amazing time visiting Hylton Castle. We found out about the history of the castle, when it was built, who lived there and how the buildings uses changed over time. We found out about the 'Cauld Lad of Hylton'. We are hoping that Clare who led the workshop and tour will come into school to teach us about knights and heraldry.
We will be hosting a SATs information session on Wednesday 27th April at 3.30. At the session you will get opportunity to have a look at some previous papers to understand the expectations of the assessments. I will give you information about how we carry out the assessments in class and how you can support your children over the coming weeks.
Winter Garden trip 29.3.22
We visited the Winter Gardens to investigate the Victoria Hall disaster. This was a local disaster involving many children, which happened in June 1883 in Sunderland. 183 children were crushed to death.
There a memorial in Mowbray Park.
As a result of this fire exits doors were designed to ensure such an atrocity would not happen again.
Crafty Minds Club
This is a club for Year 2 children which is full of mindfulness! We have lots of fun, colouring, listening to music, dancing, making Lego models, doing craft activities.
Year 2 are taking part in the Walkwise program which is led by Anne Ward. The children walk around the local area learning how to cross the road safely, looking for the dangers and finding the safe places to cross the road.
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.
Homework is now to be completed mostly online. This comprises of spellings which are on Spellingframe, maths using numbots and ttrockstars and reading on Oxford Reading buddy where possible. A list of what children have read each week and a one minute video of them reading should be uploaded to class dojo each week.
There may be other tasks given from time to time which will support work in other areas of the curriculum such as topic or science.
Support your children with maths facts at a range of levels.
White rose One Minute Maths is a great resource for quick fire maths facts. Remember to login to numbots and ttrockstars regularly.
Numbots is great to learn and consolidate number bonds which underpins so much of the maths curriculum.
New spellings will be put onto Spellingframe https://spellingframe.co.uk/each Tuesday. It would be appreciated if you could spend time, daily if possible learning these spellings. Spellingframe is easily accessible to all, children have spellings to learn each week at their level.
We have great fun developing our tennis skills with Hannah our coach.