Hello Year 2!
Welcome to week 3 of our summer term home learning. We hope you enjoyed last week’s activities and are raring to go this week. A new email has been set up for sending photos so that they come directly to the year 2 team. Please now send all photos and updates to email@example.com, we can’t wait to see all your brilliant work! There is a full update on communications in another post by Mr. Roberts here.
This week, in literacy we are working around the book ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, if you haven’t heard your teachers reading the story chapter by chapter then click here and here to listen. In maths we are looking at statistics including: tally charts, pictograms and block graphs. Ramadan has arrived for Muslims around the world so we have set some RE work learning all about what happens during Ramadan and why it is so important to Muslims. In science, we are asking you take a nature walk, this could around you garden or as apart of your daily exercise. On the walk we want you to find some plants that you would like to dissect.
We love stories in Year 2, so continuing to enjoy reading together, this week Mr Staniforth and Miss Rolfe share the beginning of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl with you. This is a story some of you will already be familiar with. Hopefully you will enjoy listening, looking at the illustrations and laughing along with the story.
Being an academy comprising of 5 schools means we have multiple music teachers who have recorded and planned lots of exciting music lessons for you. Please check out the extra activities section for information and links on music lessons you can take part in this week. Try to do music more than once a week- music is good for your soul. Remember weekly videos are uploaded to the music youtube page Jam Bus Online.
Keeping active is so important during this time at home, the weather has turned and you might not get outside as much so we’ve given you some ideas of ways to keep active indoors. This week why don’t you try some of fun Go Noodle dances and workouts, they even have some videos for rainy days! Pick your favourite tune and rock out in your living room or choose a breathing activity if you want to help calm yourself down. Check out extra activities for more.
This week we only have four days of learning because Friday 8th May is a special bank holiday. On Friday Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. If things had gone as planned there would have been lots of street parties and celebrations, unfortunately they have all been cancelled or postponed but that does not mean you can’t have a tea party or celebrations in your house with your family. The whole Pegasus Trust challenge this week is linked with celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day and everyone is being asked to make some ‘Great British Bunting’. Check out Thursday’s learning for links to videos and more information.
Below is a timetable of this week’s learning:
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3|
|Monday||Literacy– Build your own Iron Man||Maths– Tally charts||RE– Ramadan|
|Tuesday||Science– Taking a nature walk and dissecting a plant||Literacy– Iron Man adjectives||Maths– Pictograms|
|Wednesday||Literacy– Iron Man description||Maths– Block Graphs||Art– Seaside art|
|Thursday||Literacy– A menu fit for the Iron Man||Maths– Miss Cashmiri’s challenges||Pegasus Trust Challenge– BBC VE day ‘Great British Bunting’|
|Friday||BANK HOLIDAY||BANK HOLIDAY||BANK HOLIDAY|
Remember to keep safe, stay indoors and be kind to each other.
The Year 2 Team