Welcome to Year 2

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

Ongoing Learning Projects 

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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 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

 

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