In Year 2 our teachers are Miss Vale (SV) and Mrs Gadsby (RG). Our teaching assistants are Mrs Watkins, Mrs van Cleak and Mrs Harrison.
Welcome back to our final half term in Year 2! This half term our exciting new topic is 'Toy Story' and we can't wait to begin! In English, we will be using film clips from Toy Story and writing our own stories inspired by Traction Man. In DT we will be designing and making our own puppets and moving vehicles.
Class RG will start school at 8.50am and finish at 3.00pm.
Class SV will start school at 9.00am and finish at 3.10pm.
You can continue to contact us using the email address Yeartwo@moonsmoat.worcs.sch.uk
For any children who are unable to attend school due to self-isolating, the home learning links are below.
W/B 7/6/21 Persephone: endings (10 days)
W/B 21/6/21 Persephone: creation story (endings) 10 days
W/B 5/7/21 Recount: diary entry (10 days)
W/B 7/6/21 Measures: Length and mass
W/B 21/6/21 Measures: Capacity and volume
W/B 5/7/21 Multiplication and division
How have toys changed? Part 1
How have toys changed? Part 2
Designing and making puppets
Watch the video for some ideas of the different puppets you can make. Using the materials you have at home, design and make your own puppet.
Watch the video of a baptism celebration. Write sentences to explain what happens at a traditional Christian baptism. Explain what the actions and symbols mean.
Tempo, dynamics, timbre
Stop, think, stay safe!
- Complete a workout with Joe Wicks
- Choose a Cosmic Kids Yoga session to follow
- Learn a dance with Oti Mabuse
- Get moving with these Disney Shake Up Games
- Gymnastics activity: balancing
Staying safe online
A suggested weekly timetable:
Screen-free Friday Afternoons!
We all need time to unplug. While we all recognise the numerous benefits of mobile devices for children to learn at the moment, it’s equally important to remember the importance of screen-free time. Research has found that too much screen time can have a negative impact on children, affecting their sleep and eating habits, among other things. We would like children to have time to play and relax using other methods. Children need time to be able to explore their physical world, build their curiosity, and expand their imaginations. Therefore, as a school we are asking that you take an afternoon a week as screen-free time. Here are some ideas for you to use during this time.
Online Learning Links
In the front of your child's home school link book (white reading diary) you will find their log in details for online learning resources such as Bug Club (Active Learn) which has online reading books and educational games.
Class SV will have PE on a Wednesday. Class RG will have PE on a Thursday. Children must come to school wearing their PE kit on their PE day. They will remain in these clothes all day. Please ensure children wear warm clothes as PE activities may take place outside. Children will not be able to borrow PE kit from school.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We ask that you aim to read with your child at least four times a week. When a book is finished, we encourage children to re-read the book to develop their understanding and fluency. You could also ask your child some questions about what they have read. This will help them to develop their comprehension (understanding) of the text. Please keep your child's Home School Link Book safe and record when your child has read so we know if their book needs changing.
We had so much fun celebrating World Book Day in school and on Zoom! We all dressed up as our favourite book character and completed lots of fun activities. We love reading!
Every Friday, the children will be given a set of spellings to learn ready for the following Friday. We encourage the children to use the look, say, cover, write and check method. Please make sure spelling books are in school on a Friday.
Year 2 Learning Journey
Autumn 1: Superheroes!
We are very excited to begin our Year 2 adventure with you! We will be learning all about real life superheroes. In English, we will be writing stories and instructions. We will be exploring place value and addition and subtraction in maths lessons. In topic lessons, we will be learning all about 'nurturing nurses' such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. We will finish by interviewing a real nurse. We will learn about healthy food choices and make our own healthy sandwiches in science and DT.
Autumn 2: Frozen Planet
We will be learning interesting facts about penguins and polar bears so that we can write our own reports. Later in the term, we will enjoy a Polar Express experience in school! We will be carrying out lots of exciting experiments in our science lessons. In maths, we will be solving multiplication and division problems.
To view this half term's topic web, please click here.
To view this half term's newsletter, please click here.
Children in Year 2 will be taking part in the Phonics Screening Check this half term. To view the letter from Mrs Fisher that was sent home please click here.
How you can help:
- Keep reading at home, ideally on a daily basis
- Encourage your child to sound out words they do not know
- Practise any spellings or key words sent home
- Access the books, games and resources on Bug Club
Spring 1:Wings, Wheels and Wonderful Things!
This half term we will be teaching two live lessons each day on Zoom. You can find the home learning pack links below. Please don't worry if you don't have a printer at home, as there is no expectation for you to print any of the resources. Instead, you can write down what is needed in your workbook from school or on paper.
Class SV Zoom lesson 1 is at 9.30am and Zoom lesson 2 is at 10.30am.
Class RG Zoom lesson 1 is at 10.00am and Zoom lesson 2 is at 11.30am.
If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, please get in touch.
Remote Learning Packs:
Week 1 (05.01.2021 - 08.01.2021)
Spring 2: On Safari
We are so excited to welcome all children back to school! We have missed you all very much. This half term our exciting topic is 'On Safari.'
In English, we will use our computing skills to research animal facts before writing our own non-chronological reports. In maths, we will explore 2D and 3D shapes and learn to tell the time. Mental health and wellbeing is our top priority and we have planned lots of activities to help the children to settle back into a routine at school.
Summer 1: All Things WILD!
Welcome back to the summer term! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. This half term our exciting new topic is:
In English we will be writing descriptions about monsters and writing instructions. We will be exploring money and solving problems in maths.