Welcome to Year 2
- Class News and Photos
- Recommended Reads
- Online Learning
- Google Classroom Help and Guide
- Messages and Letters to Parents
- Contact Your Teacher
Welcome to Our Wonderful Year 2 Class
A warm welcome back to school, Year 2
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting year ahead.
My name is Mrs Shaw and I am very privileged yet again to be teaching your child this year.
‘Nothing is impossible with God’
Eastertide – Role Playing scenes for the Ressurection Story
Author Workshop – Bethan Woolvin
We had a super workshop with the Author Bethan Woolvin, who talked to us about how she gets inspired to write her stories through art. She read us a story, showed us around her workshop and guided us through a drawing workshop where we created our very own Tree Troll. We feel very lucky to have had the chance to listen and talk with a real Author and especially one with whom we have read most of their books.
Stations of the Cross
Mothers Day Cards
World Book Day 2022
We had an amazing day dressed in our Pyjamas and exploring all things wonderful about books and reading for World Book Day 2022.
Shrove Tuesday 2022
Traditionally, people cooked and ate pancakes to mark the beginning of Lent by using remaining rich ingredients such as flour, milk and eggs that wouldn’t be allowed to be eaten during the next 40 days, so they wouldn’t go off. We enjoyed marking this day today with a choice of toppings and enjoying being back together after the half term break.
Road Safety Pedestrian Training- February 2022
We learnt how to cross the road safely, how to use the Green Cross Code correctly and how to always stay safe when we are out and about with our family.
We celebrated the Epiphany today, when the Three Kings reached Baby Jesus.
Elf Day and Tree Dressing
We had a very fun day in school today, as we all dressed up as festive Elves and decorated our school Christmas tree. Singing Christmas songs in the hall.
We came together as Key Stage 1 to listen, sing and prasie in our Advent Liturgy. We talked about why this time of year is so important what the Advent wreath respresents and how we can make our own special journey through advent by making an Advent promise to be a better person, to help others around us and to spread kindness and love where ever we go.
Remembrance Day 2021
Today we remembered all those that were and are still affected by war in our world. We observed 2 minutes silence and prayed for all those that have died in war and prayed for their many families. We made beautiful watercolour paintings of Flanders Fields and created stained glass poppies. We also wrote acrostic poems, completed wordsearches and made poppy wreaths. A wonderful day of remembrance.
St Francis Of Assisi Feast Day – 4th October
Our class enjoyed celebrating the Feast of St Francis today in class, we learnt lots about who St Francis was and how important his way of living is to us today. We made bird feeders and celebrated with a little party of crisps and buns.
RE Focus Day – Places of Worship – The Mosque
We enjoyed a full day learning about Islam today and how Muslims worship. We were very lucky to have some experts in our class to help show us how Muslims prayer and how important it is that we know about how other Faiths worship and how this can be different to the way we worship. We even made our very own Mosques and learnt the difffernt names of the special parts of the the Mosque in the inside as well as the outside.
Skelton Grange – Robin Hood Adventure Day – Summer 2021
We had an amazing educational visit to Skelton Grange, which was brilliant after the restriction through lockdown to be able to take the children to somewhere safe and where we could have so much fun! Using the theme of Robin Hood we explored the woodland areas, making dens, hiding from the guards, pretending to be Robin Hood and his merry men, we performed an ambush and saved all our teddies that were stolen by the guards. We learnt and saw first hand how a camp fire is made and even sampled real popping popcorn over the campfire it was delicious! We had a wonderfyl day and I think the phots say it all.
Year 2 LTP – Long Term Plan
Oxford Owl website is fantatsic and has loads of books to read online for all ages and abilities. You can choose books for younger or older ages, depending where your child is at with their reading. All parents need to do is set up an account and best of all it is free! Just click on the link below –
My recommendations are –
The Frog Prince by Pippa Goldhart
Finn McCool by John Dougherty
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
In Year 2, all the children have a Google Classroom username and password. The children also have subscriptions to:
- Reading Eggs.
- Timetable Rockstars
- Spelling Shed
All passwords have been stuck in your child’s reading record.
If you have any questions, or need any assistance accessing any of the above for your child, please contact the office and the Admin Team will be able to assist you.
|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|
|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|
|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|
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and pupils. Mrs Shaw has created an online classroom and invited your child to the class. As well as using Google Classroom to complete tasks within school – we will create and assign homework tasks via Google Classroom too! Your child has their own username and password – they can access Google Classroom via the internet on any device.
Sign in for the first time
1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to Classroom
2. Enter the email address for your Classroom account and click Next
3.Enter your password and click Next.
4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.
5. If you’re using a G Suite for Education account, click I’m A Student or I’m A Teacher.
Note: Users with personal Google Accounts won’t see this option.
6. Click Get Started.