Welcome to Year 2!
Class Teacher – Miss K Ehlen
Learning Support Assistant – Mrs W Parry
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING SOME OF OUR CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK. ALL PLACES ARE NOW TAKEN SO IF YOU HAVEN’T CONFIRMED YOUR CHILD’S PLACE WITH SCHOOL, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND AS WE ARE LIMITED TO NUMBERS DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES.
A book explaining Coronavirus to children (illustrated by the Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler) can be accessed here: (click here)
A book called The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown (click here)
A Website to support children who are dealing with loss https://www.childbereavementuk.org/supporting-bereaved-children-and-young-people
We hope you are all staying home and staying safe!
Online learning will now by set on our Class Dojo page.
If you have not yet set up an account then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our school Twitter account for daily inspiration search @CharlesPrimary or click on the twitter logo below
We have prepared a folder of work to keep the children busy and learning while school is closed. Below is a list of activities that your child can access from any tablet/phone or laptop.
History – VE Day
If you would like some suggestions for reading and discussions and activities linked to our work in RE, click here.
Username: Pupils Name UPDATED Password Year2 School Code: j63m
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html—General Literacy games
Daily Lessons and free resources
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – free phonics activities
https://www.readwithphonics.com/ Free phonics games
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – free on desktop (cost to download on ipads)
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bingoOriginal/index.html Blending Bingo
Twinkl phonics apps (small fee to download)
http://dyslexiagold.co.uk/ – Spellings and times table activities although suitable for children with dyslexia, all children can access and play (login required)
https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/ – Daily problem for Year 2 pupils
Daily Maths lessons for Year 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
https://ttrockstars.com/ Times Table Rockstars (login required)
https://play.numbots.com/?#/game/game-mode and Numbots (login required)
And practice your tables too, using these resources.There’s also a Parents’ Guide to help your mums and dads.
More Maths Websites
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 Arithmetic challenges
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html—General maths games
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/#maths-5-7 – year 2 resources and activities.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 BBC Bitesize-Maths videos
Also why not try these on-line Maths lessons
Other useful websites
Thrive Here are some nice ideas for activities you can try at home while schools are closed. Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week one
www.twinkl.co.uk use the password UKTWINKLHELPS or CVDTWINKLHELPS
https://www.oddizzi.com/ Geography website- ODDIZZI– USERNAME year2stc PASSWORD year2stc
https://www.purplemash.com/login/ Purple Mash (login required)
Welcome to our class page! Here you will find out about the exciting learning that takes place in our class, what we have been up to and useful information for learning at home.
In January we performed ‘The Magical Land of Sleep’ at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. We put on an amazing show!
More pictures will be released by the Empire shortly, in the meantime, here is a photo from our visit to the Empire Theatre in November…
Our new text in English is ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’ by Colin Stimpson. We will be writing persuasive letters and twisted narratives.
Our new text in English is The Bog Baby. We are learning how to write a finding narrative.
Autumn Term 2
In English, we are following ‘Read to Write’ and studying The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers.
This half term we will be writing a setting description and a diary entry linked to our text.
Last half term our Vehicle Text was ‘A River’ by Marc Martin
This half term we will be working on Multiplication and Division. We are using lots of practical ways to find groups of and also share objects into equal groups.
In Autumn term we learnt about Addition and Subtraction. We will be learning how to use practical methods including equipment, number lines and the column method to add an subtract two two-digit numbers. We will use these skills to reason and problem solve.
This term we are thinking about special books.
This term, we will have PE on Wednesdays. This half term we will be learning games with our PE Coach. Please make sure children have their kit in every week to ensure they get the most out of their lessons.
History and Geography
Comparing the UK with a Non-European Country
Explorers Topic Challenge Spring Term 2
Our new History Topic, is called ‘Explorers’
Can you find our about famous explorers and create your own projects or information texts about them?
Below are some websites that may help…
This half term we will be learning about hot and cold places in Geography. We will be locating hot and cold countries on a map and identifying the features of hot and cold places. Can you name any hot and cold places in our world?
Knowledge Organiser ODDIZZIKnowledgeorganiserHotandColdPlaces
This half term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London in History. We will be comparing life in 1666 to now and looking at how and where the fire started, why is spread so quickly and how London rebuilt itself after the devastation.
Last half term we learnt about London and the United Kingdom
This half term we will be learning about Animals including Humans.
Last half term we learnt about Materials.
As a school we teach phonics through the Read Write Inc scheme of work. Phonics is taught daily. All children are assessed each half term and taught phonics linked to their current ability.
For more information about RWI (Read Write Inc) and how to support your child at home please see https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/read-write-inc-phonics-guide-for-parents/
Reading is very important to us. We believe that all children should be encouraged to develop a love of reading. In Year Two, all pupils will be listened to at least twice a week in school with Miss Ehlen and Mrs Parry.
They will also read a text linked to their phonetic ability each day during Read Write Inc.
However, reading with your home is just as important. We ask that you try and read at home with your child each night and leave a comment for us to check the following day. We would ask you read no more than a few pages each time, in order for your child to fully understand the book and ask a few questions on the pages they have read.
Don’t forget to access BugClub at home.
USERNAME: Child’s name and second name initial
SCHOOL CODE: j63m
Homework will be sent out on a Friday this term and should be returned on Wednesday, if not beforehand. Your child will be sent one piece of English homework and one piece of math homework each week. All homework will be linked to current learning and should be an application of their knowledge.
Your co-operation is very much appreciated.
Spellings will be sent out every Monday please practice these through the week in preparation for our spelling test on Friday. ALl spellings are based on the Year Two National Curriculum.
Useful Websites to Support Learning at Home
If you wish to speak to Miss Ehlen regarding any questions or concerns, please feel free to make an appointment with the school office or wait after school once all the children have been dismissed.