Hello Year 2!
We hope you are all safe and well. Last week we received so many fantastic photos of you all enjoying the home learning activities that were set. Please continue to send your photos to use via the year 2 email – email@example.com. Check out our favourite photos of the week and even a brilliant video!
Cleo from Lilac class at Whitehorse shares her fantastic island drawing with a brilliant key to show the features of her island.
|Poppy from Ruby class at Cypress has drawn a brilliant panda and Sonic using the ‘Draw with Rob’ videos. Fantastic work!||Georgiana from Lilac class at Beulah has created two beautiful bouquets of flowers using egg boxes as part of our Whole Trust challenge.|
Mark from Lilac class at Beulah creates brilliant Minions using egg boxes. Well done!
|Vinush from Lilac class at Whitehorse completes last week’s matchstick challenge. Keep up the good work!||Zoe from Ruby class at Cypress completes the Lego flag challenge. Can you guess which flag she has created?|
Jonas from Indigo class at Beulah has drawn an excellent tropical island.
|Lara from Turquoise class at Cypress created an underwater scene using egg boxes as part of this week’s Whole Trust challenge.||David from Indigo class at Whitehorse has made his very own clock to help him practise telling the time. Great work!|
Rayyan from Lilac class at Beulah entered his ‘Rainbow Sheep’ acrostic poem into a competition. He is proud to announce he won and his poem will be published in a book coming out this summer. What fantastic news Rayyan! You should be very proud of yourself.
|Franco from Ash class at Brigstock has drawn a great topical island and then used his ICT skills to make an advert persuading people to visit his island. Brilliant work!||
Click the link above to watch a video of Isla from Ruby class at Cypress who has cleverly invented her own actions for the 7 life processes in the Mrs Nerg Song. It’s sure to leave a smile on your face!
|Anthony from Purple Class at Whitehorse has written commands to persuade people to visit his tropical island. Great work Anthony!||Sienna from Violet class from Cypress enjoyed looking for things that are dead, living or never alive in her garden as part of her science work this week.||
Jorrel from Satellites class at Ecclesbourne enjoyed writing his persuasive advert for his tropical island. Keep up the good work!
This week in literacy we are beginning our two week ‘Pirate’ topic and it’s one of my favourite topics of the year! We have lots of exciting activities for you to enjoy this week. Over the next two weeks some of your teachers have recorded themselves reading pirate stories. This week we have a pirated dressed Mrs Allen reading ‘The Night Pirates’ by Peter Harris and Miss Rolfe reading ‘Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate‘ by Peter Bently. In maths this week, we have a daily shape challenges for you to have a go at. Mrs Allen has prepared an important PSHE lesson this week and you can bake some delicious sea biscuits with Miss Wenham. I think you’ll agree we have a fun-filled week of activities and challenges ahead of us.
This week’s whole Trust challenge is one of my favourite so far. Over the lockdown period lots of families have been taking part in virtual quizzes and this week you get to create your own quiz. It can be any type of quiz you like: a music quiz, a picture quiz, an emoji quiz or a questions quiz, the possibilities are endless. You can then get your family and friends at home or online to take your quiz. Don’t forget to send in your quizzes to the year 2 email so your teachers can have a go too!
It was so great to see so many of you at the year 2 Google Meet last week for Mr Strutt’s story time. This week Miss Cashmiri will be holding another year 2 Google meet on Wednesday 17th June at 10:30am. If you have not logged onto Google Meet before and would like to join this week’s story time then please take a look at these instructions. You will need your child’s .306 LGfL log on details and if these are not in your child’s reading diary, then please contact the year 2 email address and we will get your child’s details to you as soon as possible. Please try logging on before Wednesday and email any problems by Tuesday at the latest, as we cannot guarantee we will be able to sort any logging on problems on Wednesday morning. We ask that there is an adult present with the children at all times and it would be greatly appreciated if you could help with muting microphones when the teacher asks you to. Please check out the ‘Extra activities’ sections for more details such as the nickname you will need to enter the Meet.
As well as our whole year group Google Meet this week, Miss Wenham from Ruby class at Cypress will be trialling a class Google Meet. This session will run on Thursday 18th June at 2pm and will be open to children in Ruby class only. Miss Wenham has asked if all children attending the class Meet could have a piece of work prepared or some news to share. The work could be home learning you have completed or a project you might be working on at home. We are hoping if all goes well other teachers will also be running similar sessions in the coming weeks. Please check out the ‘Extra activities’ sections for more details such as the nickname you will need to enter the Meet.
Miss Chapman and Miss Mitchell from Cypress will be holding a class Google Meet for Violet and Turquoise classes. This will be one class Meet for both classes and will take place on Friday 19th June at 10:00am. Please check out the ‘Extra activities’ sections for more details such as the nickname you will need to enter the Meet.
We have lots of exciting things going on this week from Google Meets to dressing up as pirates and looking for treasure.
Below is an overview of this week’s learning:
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
|Monday||Literacy – Design and describe a pirate||Maths – Shape||Science – Animal Needs|
|Tuesday||Literacy – treasure map making||Maths – Shape||PSHE – Human Rights|
|Wednesday||Literacy – Chapter 1 – Becoming a Pirate||Maths – Shape||Pegasus Academy Trust challenge – Create your own quiz|
|Thursday||Literacy – Role play||Maths – Shape||Baking pirate sea biscuits with Miss Wenham|
|Friday||Literacy – Sentence writing||Thematic – Human and Physical features of a beach||Art – Treasure chest and parrot making|
We hope you enjoy this week’s learning and we cannot wait to see all the exciting things you get up to and create. Don’t forget to send photos of any kind of home learning you have done so we see all your excellent work!
Remember to keep safe and be kind to your family!
The Year 2 Team