As a school we provide a number of learning platforms which will be invaluable to the children at this time. There will also be expectations set out on the website for daily learning and tasks from these sites will be included.
These websites are:
Bug Club (reading), Busy Things (KS1 whole curriculum), Times Table Rock Stars (times tables) and Numbots (addition and subtraction)
If your child has misplaced their login can you please email (we will do our best to reply within 24 hours):
Miss Startup (Bug Club): email@example.com
Mrs Farrant (Busy Things): firstname.lastname@example.orgMr Tatum (TT Rock Star/Numbots): email@example.com
Year 2 Maths KIRFs and Spelling Rules
Welcome to Owl Class
We have been very busy so far this half term and the children have been very enthusiastic in their involvement in both our World Book Day and Sport Relief activities. It was wonderful to see them getting so involved in the workouts that we did on Friday led by Mr Tatum.
In English the children have all worked hard to think about rhyming words and the other features of poetry writing and have used this with great effect to write some great poems about a picture that they were shown. They have also written a story based on a picture from the book 'Journey'. They will now be using these story writing skills to look at and compare some of 'The Lighthouse Keeper' stories before they go on to create their own versions of the story.
In our Maths learning the children have been learning about fractions. They have been learning to identify ¼, ½, 1/3 and ¾ of both shapes and groups of objects. We will now be moving on to look at measurement. The children will be using rulers and metre sticks to measure the length and height of a range of items and will also be explaining how they know what measuring equipment to use for each of the different items they need to measure.
In Science we are looking at plants. We will be focusing on seeds and bulbs and their importance to the growing cycle of plants. They will also be leaning about what seeds and bulbs need to grow successfully. The children will be experimenting to see how many seeds different fruits have and will also be learning why plants have more than one seed.
In History we have been learning about William the Conqueror, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2. The children have learnt facts about the 3 monarchs and their reigns and also learnt about why each of them were significant people in our history. They have found out about the changes that occurred during their reigns. In RE we have learnt about the main celebrations in the Christian year and what other important events celebrate in church. The children have written about Palm Sunday and the Easter story. In computing the children will be learning how to create their own Powerpoint presentations about the Queen. In Art we will be looking at the work of William Morris and the children will make their own printing tiles and use them to print their own patterns.
We will be doing PE on Mondays for the next few weeks as we have an external coach coming in to teach all 3 classes some ball skills.
Please can you make sure that all the children’s uniform, especially cardigans and jumpers are named, and that they have a named water bottle in school every day.
Reading books are changed on Mondays, but please send them into school every day as the children may also read on other days.
This year we will be visiting the library on Tuesdays.