Welcome to Year 2

Oak Nation Academy has today (20.04.2020) launched an online classroom. There are videos and resources, over 180 each week, something for all learners. https://www.thenational.academy/

BBC bitesize today has (20.04.2020) launched a comprehensive online learning section with videos and resources.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

School Closure Message

To all the lovely Year 2 children, I just wanted to send you all a message to say I’m thinking of you all the time and miss you all.  I want you to not worry during this time and ask your parents any questions about anything you need to know.
Make sure you are keeping yourselves very busy with lots of playing and some school work.   Try to doing some calculations in maths, spelling practise on Spelling Shed, reading on Bug Club and writing some stories.  Remember to use my favourite word – because!
 Try not to go on your tablets or devices for long periods of time, just as a treat! Pirate Pete will still want to know how good you’ve all been and will be choosing lots of Stars of the Day once we are back together.  I’m sure he will let you all have some treasure from the prize box!
Keep saying your prayers – remember what we kept saying in class, we need to say lots more prayers in Lent.
Love to you all, Mrs Broughton
 

Welcome to our Wonderful Year 2

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the children and parents to our class page! Mrs Broughton and Mrs Ibrahim are the teachers in Year 2.  Mrs Broughton teaches Mondays to Thursdays and Mrs Ibrahim teaches Year 2 on Fridays.  Miss Sultan, Miss Daniels and Miss Lloyd also support in Year 2.  If you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to discuss these with any of us.

Tennis Workshop

Our class enjoyed their visitor from our local tennis centre and learnt lots of the skills of tennis.

Physical Activity & Sports’ Festival

Some of our Year 2 children visited John Charles Centre for Sport to try lots of different sports and activities.  We were very busy!

Fire & Rescue Crew Visit Year 2

 

Hunslet Fire & Rescue Team visited Year 2 to teach us all about fire safety and what to do if there is a fire in our house.  They let us explore the fire engine and we even had a squirt on the hose!

Road Safety

We welcomed the road safety team to our school.  We all went out onto the local roads and learnt how to stay safe whilst crossing.  Well done to everyone!

Geography in Year 2

This spring term we all learning everything about maps.  We have created ariel maps of the classroom and we drew what we saw.

Christmas

We had a very busy Advent!  We learnt so much about the birth of Jesus.  We performed a nativity with Year 1, for all the school and parents.  We also had a Christmas concert – it was much fun!

Skype with a French School

We do lots of French in Year 2!  We regulary Skype to practise our French speaking and listening to a real school in France.  They practise their English speaking and listening with us too!

Our Great Fire of London Workshop

We welcomed a forest school teacher to our Year 2 class to teach us all about the Great Fire of London.  In the morning, we created our own model London, including St. Paul’s Cathedral.  In the afternoon, we made London outside.  Our forest teacher set light to it all and we watched how it would have burned!  We learnt how it spread so quickly and the consequences it had for London.

History – The Great Fire of London

We have enjoyed our history topic of The Great Fire of London – we know so much now!  Ask us some questions anytime!

Our Class Novel – Pumpkin Soup

In English we have been using the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ to help with our reading and writing skills – so we made our own pumpkin soup.  Delicious!

Judo PE Sessions in Year 2

We welcomed a Judo teacher into school, to lead out PE lessons.  We enjoyed lots of games and learnt some Judo moves!

Balance-Ability Biking in Year 2

Over our three day sessions, all children in Year 2 have learnt how to read a balance bike.  Some children even progressed to using a pedal bike.  It was a very rainy three days too!

RE Topic Assembly

Our topic assembly was about God’s chosen people. We explained, sang and acted to the rest of the school, parents and visitors the Bible story of Daniel and the Lions.

Design Technology in Year 2

Design Technology Lessons

In the first autumn term in design technology we researched, designed, made and evaluated pizzas. We had some very yummy lessons!

Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 2. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/g/great-books-guide-2019-for-children-6-to-7-years/

Please also look out for our book exchange box which will be popping up very soon in the playground!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Government List of Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Websites

Most the learning packs below do not need to be printed but can be done on the screen and with a paper and pencil/pen – just click on each one to open.

Week 11 Learning (wk/c: 1st June)

The next two weeks are our school holidays – so please chill out and get outdoors as much as you can!  I have put a few learning activities and links below.

Worship & Religious Education

Wednesday Word

Kindness

RE Activities

Creative Learning

Positivity Colouring Pack

English Learning

Have a go at any of the English activities and games below.

BBC Bitesize

Maths Learning

Maths Revision Worksheets

Science Learning

Have a go at any of the Science activities and games below.

BBC Bitesize

 

Week 10 Learning (wk/c: 25th May)

The next two weeks are our school holidays – so please chill out and get outdoors as much as you can!  I have put a few learning activities and links below.

Worship & Religious Education

Wednesday Word

Kindness

RE activities

 

English Learning

Have a go at any of the English activities and games below.

BBC Bitesize

Maths Learning

Number and Place Value Revision

Science Learning

Have a go at any of the Science activities and games below.

BBC Bitesize

 

Week 9 Learning (wk/c: 18th May)

This week please send me a message on the Contact Your Teacher tab above – you can let me know how you are and about any home learning.  You can even add on a picture of anything you want to send me – I’d love to hear from you! Ask your parents to help!

Worship

Wednesday Word

Perseverance & Resilience

Religious Education Learning

It’s Pentecost Day on Sunday 31st May – let’s get ahead with learning about it.

Pentecost Questions

English Learning

Deadly Animals Reading Comprehension

Past Tense

Read the questions below and write your response to one – some are very strange!

Creative Writing Questions

Super resource for some children to practise phonics skills at home

Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths Learning

Millilitres

Litres

Temperature

Science Learning

Learn about what animals need to survive on BBC Bitesize and take the quiz at the end – click below.

Click Here

 

Geography Learning

Who Lives Here Slides 3

Who Lives Here Learning 3

 

Design and Technology Learning

Homes Slide 3

Homes Learning 3

Music Learning

Miss Lee (our music teacher) has recorded some singing and recorder videos for us at home – thanks Miss Lee!

Key Stage 1 Singing – Singing Videos

Recorders – Recorder Videos

 

Week 8 Learning (wk/c: 11th May)

This week please send me a message on the Contact Your Teacher tab above – you can let me know how you are and about any home learning.  You can even add on a picture of anything you want to send me – I’d love to hear from you! Ask your parents to help!

Worship

Wednesday Word

Perseverance & Resilience

Religious Education Learning

It’s Ascension Day on Thursday 21st May – let’s get ahead with learning about it.

English Learning

Polar Animals Reading Comprehension

Apostrophes for Contraction

Let’s write another recount this week.  Watch the clip below to help you first.

BBC Recount Clip

Write a Recount Abount Something You Have Done

Super resource for some children to practise phonics skills at home

Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths Learning

Compare Mass

Measure Mass in Grams

Measure Mass in KG

Compare Volume

Science Learning

Learn about life cycles on BBC Bitesize and take the quiz at the end – click below.

BBC Bitesize

 

Geography Learning

Homes Work 2

Music Learning

Miss Lee (our music teacher) has recorded some singing and recorder videos for us at home – thanks Miss Lee!

Key Stage 1 Singing – Singing Videos

Recorders – Recorder Videos

 

Week 7 Learning (wk/c: 4th May)

Worship

Wednesday Word

Perseverance & Resilience

Religious Education Learning

Learn about Ramadan on BBC Bitesize Click Here

Ramadan

Ramadan Reading Comprehension

English Learning

Sharks Reading Comprehension

Capital Letters and Ful Stops

Think about anything you have done during this time at home or before this time and write about in a recount below.

Write a Recount Abount Something You Have Done

Super resource for some children to practise phonics skills at home

Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths Learning

Science Learning

Human Growth Timeline Activity

Geography Learning

Who Lives Here Slides

Who Lives Here Work

Design and Technology Learning

Homes Slides

Homes Work

Music Learning

Miss Lee (our music teacher) has recorded some singing and recorder videos for us at home – thanks Miss Lee!

Key Stage 1 Singing – Singing Videos

Recorders – Recorder Videos

Week 6 Learning (wk/c: 27th April)

Religious Education Learning

English Learning

Hedgehogs Reading Comprehension

Punctuation

Can you watch this story of Oi Frog this week and write your own version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItLi6xx4YEY

Super resource for some children to practise phonics skills at home (lauching 27th April)

Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths Learning

Science Learning

Animal Babies Lesson Presentation

Activity Sheet Egg or Not

Creative Learning

Nature Photo Frames

 

Week 5 Learning (wk/c: 20th April)

Religious Education Learning

2nd Sunday of Easter

 

English Learning

Possessive Apostrophes

Tigers Reading Comprehension

Can you watch this story of Oi Dog and write your own version?

Super resource for some children to practise phonics skills at home (lauching 27th April)

Letters and Sounds at Home

Maths Learning

Describing Movement

Describing Turns

Describing Movement and Turns

Science Learning

Animal Babies Lesson Presentation

How Animals Grow

Week 4 Learning (wk/c: 13th April)

Religious Education Learning

Home Learning Easter

Easter Sunday

English Learning

Easter English Booklet

Maths Learning

Maths Revision Booklet

Craft Activities

Easter Basket

Week 3 Learning (wk/c: 6th April)

Religious Education Learning

Palm Sunday

Easter Competition

English Learning

Easter Reading Comprehension

Easter Story Writing

Maths Learning

Easter Revision Maths Booket

Home Games

Let’s Get Talking Games

Week 2 Learning (wk/c: 30th March)

Religious Education Learning

English Learning

Commas

Spring Poetry

Rhyming Poems

Maths Learning

Measure Length cm

Measure Length m

Compare Length

Order Length

Four Operations with Length

Science Learning

Plants on the Farm

Creative Learning

Fingerprint Seasons Craft Activity

Week 1 Learning (wk/c: 23rd March)

Religious Education Learning Pack

Easter Themed Basket Craft

English Learning Packs

Creative Writing Prompt Question Writing Frames Narrow Lines

Reading Mat Guidance

Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Non-Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Non-Fiction Reading Revision Mat

Poetry Reading Revision Mat

Spot Mr Whoops Mistakes Y1 Y2 Common Exception Words

Maths Learning Packs

Year 2 Spring Maths Activity Booklet

Snakes and Ladders with 2, 3 and 5 Times Tables Board Game

KS1 The Mystery at the Grand Portrait Gallery Maths Game

Science Learning Packs

Year 2 Science Plants Learning from Home Activity Booklet

Year 2 Science Uses of Everyday Materials Learning from Home Activity Booklet

Ongoing Learning Projects 

Week-1-Learning-Project- KS1

Week-2-Learning-Project- KS1

Week-3-Learning-project- KS1

Week-4-Learning-Project- KS1

Week-5-Learning-Project-KS1

Week-6-Learning-Project-KS1

Week-7-Learning-Project-KS1

Useful Websites

A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website

Online activities around the celebration of Easter – KS1 Easter Activities

A link to physical development and learning –  Physical activities

A website with lots of online learning games for English, Maths, Science etc – Topmarks Games

Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

Spelling Shed & Maths Shed

Yr1-Yr6

Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.

 

Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY