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Year 2

Welcome Year 2 

2020 - 2021 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back to another great year of learning. We hope that you have had a happy Summer and are ready for a busy and fruitful year. 

 

Staff. Miss Randall and Mrs Phillips are the Year 2 teachers, they and Year 2 will be supported this year by Mrs Bowyer and Mrs Bates who will run interventions to fill gaps in your children’s knowledge. Miss Randall will be the full time teacher until the October half term. After October half term Miss Randall will be working Tuesday – Friday and Mrs Phillips will be working Monday and Tuesday.

 

Reading.  Reading books will be changed on Mondays. Please try to read with your child daily as it makes such a difference to their learning. The children are encouraged to write their own comments in their reading diaries.  However, could you please still sign to acknowledge that they have read at home. Over the next few weeks the children’s reading levels will be assessed with some possibly moving up a stage or two. 

If you still have Year 1 reading books at home could you please return these to school as soon as possible.

 

Spelling.  Our spelling scheme focuses on phonics graphemes and spelling strategies, Spellings will be sent out in the next few weeks, along with an explanation of expectations.   

 

Show and Tell.   There will be no show and tell due to Covid-19 as we try to limit the amount of items brought into school.

 

Homework.  This will be given out on a Friday and will need to be returned to school by the following Wednesday am.  We will issue English and Maths tasks which will be sent home on alternate weeks.  The tasks give you an insight into what we have been learning in class and offers a talking point with your child.  Due to a busy timetable, incomplete or unfinished homework will be completed during Golden Time.  Additionally, there will also be a half-term project which is linked to our topic.

 

P.E. Children will be required to attend in their PE kit on their PE day, which will be a Friday for our year 2s, to limit the amount of items brought into school from their homes.

 

Water and snacks.  It is important that the children have their own named water bottle in school. We will try our best to ensure that the children bring it home each night in order for it to be refilled. These must only be filled with water as we are “a healthy school”. The children are provided with a healthy snack.

 

If you have any concerns or queries, at any time, do not hesitate contact the office to arrange a phone meeting.  We’re extremely approachable and believe that by working together we will achieve the best for your child. The best time to see me is after school as the mornings are usually very busy attending to all the children’s needs.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Randall

Click below to find our all about each term for 2020 -2021  

2019 - 2020 

Week beginning 6.7.20

Hi every body,

This week we are sending you all a pack "All about me!" which is for you to complete to help with transition into Year 3. If you would like a paper copy you can pick up one from the school office. Please could you return it either when you come into school on Thursday 16th July or upload it on Class Dojo or email it to the school office before the end of term. I hope you enjoy completing all the fun activities. As ever there  are some great English and Maths tasks in Summer 2 week 6. In English there are lots of Riddles to solve and I would like you to try and write a really tricky one for me to solve!

Keep Safe

Mrs Holland

Hi everybody,

I hope you are all well. I'm very excited to be teaching you all in Year 3 as well. I'm very much looking forward to September when we will all be together again.

This week our curriculum focus is RE and we are looking at Christianity around the world.There are lots of lovely pictures to look at and some fun activities to do as well. Don't be put off by the first couple of slides where there is lots of information about Christianity. Mrs Jackson has made another wonderful power point all about Music around the world.

All our learning this week can be found in Summer 2 Week 5.

Have fun. 

Mrs Holland

Hi everybody.

I hope you are all well. I'm so sorry that I wasn't able to speak to everyone this last week but will try to phone you all this week. 

It's a very exciting week because it's our virtual sports day. Miss Rutherford has prepared some fantastic activities and a provided a score card for you. When you've completed all the activities please ask your grown up to email it to pe@lonsdale.staffs.sch.uk Have fun!

I think we are due some good weather this week which will be good for the sports day and also our English and Maths. Our book this week is "Where the Wild things are " by Maurice Sendak. This is a classic fantasy book. I'm sure you will love making some Wild things monster masks and running round the garden having "Wild adventures". In maths it's measurement so lots of the activities can be done outside. All the week's learning can be found in Summer 2 Week 4.

Enjoy your week and I look forward to hearing about the fun you've had with your learning this week.

As ever do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries .

Mrs Holland 

Hi Everybody,

I hope you are all well and enjoyed last week's learning.  you will find this week's learning in the summer 2 folder week 3.

This week's English is based on a really lovely book called "The Tiger came to Tea" by Judith Kerr. I expect some of your parents read this when they were younger! There are lots of fun activities to do in Maths this week as we are focusing on data handling- tally charts, pictograms and graphs. This week's curriculum focus is History and Miss Watt and created some great materials about finding out about your own family history.

As ever do get in touch if you have any queries or questions. I will be trying to phone everyone this week for a quick chat.

Take care

Mrs Holland

 

Hi Everybody.

I hope you are all well. This week we have got a book I think most of you will be familiar with "The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch". It's a super book and we have planned some art and design activities to go with the English this week. Our curriculum focus this week is Music and Mrs Jackson has prepared some amazing activities. 

All this week's activities are in Summer 2 week 2. Have Fun!! 

As ever any queries do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Holland

 

Hi everybody

I hope that you have all had a good half term and enjoyed this beautiful weather we've been having. I have created a new folder for Summer 2 Home learning. (Sorry some things say week 7). During each week we will have a different focus area. This week it's art with some inspiring ideas from Mr Dixon. Our new topic is on the High seas and I have put lots of activities here including some great Pirate activities. 

Any questions or queries do not hesitate to contact me either by email through the school office or on Class Dojo.

Happy Learning.

Mrs Holland



18.5.20

Hi everybody,
I hope you're keeping well.
Here is this weeks planning. In the English if the children are not really enjoying the book Tuesday the activities can be done with other books. I have put links on the powerpoint to 2 other David Wiesner books.
I will also be uploading a reading comprehension each day which you can use now or during half term.
Maths this week is multiplication and division. I know the children will love this as they really enjoyed doing this in class. There are lots of opportunities for practical activities.
Science investigation this week is floating and sinking.
Any problems do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Holland

11.5.20

Hello everybody

I hope that you have had a great VE day weekend and enjoyed the lovely weather we've had for most of it. I would love to see your photos of your celebrations. 

Welcome to week 4 of our Home Learning. This week in English we will be exploring a picture book called "Tuesday". I'm sure it will get you talking and wondering - the illustrations are so interesting. In maths it is measurement week. There are lots of practical fun activities for you to do at home. In Science there is roller coaster investigation. I can't wait to see your creations. Any queries as always do not hesitate to

contact me either via Class Dojo or via email to the school office. 

Have Fun this week!

Stay Safe.

Mrs Holland

 

8.5.20

Hello everybody

I hope you are all having a happy VE day. We are very lucky to have such lovely weather. I would love to see photos of what you have been doing today. Feel free to send any to me either via Class Dojo or by email to the school office. I am having a lovely day with  my family. We had a English afternoon tea in the garden.

Have fun.

Mrs Holland 

The Holland afternoon tea

4.5.20

Hello everybody

Welcome to Week 3 of Summer 1 Home learning. You will find this week's Home learning in the home learning under folder week 3. There are more activities on the amazing book "The Day the crayons Quit" and at the end of the powerpoint there is a link to the follow up book.

This week's maths is addition and subtraction and there are lots of fun practical activities. In Science this week there is a great investigation. 

Enjoy your learning. Any problems get your adults to contact me.

Mrs Holland

1.5.20

Hello everybody

Thank you so much for working so hard this week. I am starting to put some of your work that you've done at home on here so that you can see what you are all doing. Missing all your smiling faces.

Have a good weekend

Mrs Holland

 

24.4.20

Hello everybody

Thank you so much for all your hard work this week.

Mrs Holland

27.4.20

Hi  everybody

Welcome to another fun week of Home learning. All the suggested activities for Maths, English and science are in the Home Learning folder(the one with the rainbow!) under week 2. .

I have also created a computing folder with a link for scratch jnr - a computing programme we use in school.

I hope you enjoy it. Any queries do not hesitate to contact me by email via the school office or message me on Class Dojo.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

Mrs Holland

22.4.20

Hello everyone.

It's great to see you all working so hard at home. Thank you for all the photos your parents have sent me via Class Dojo or email.  There is a brilliant PE resource and some internet safety resources . I'm putting these in the Home Learning page in PE and  ICT folders.

Stay safe and take care.

Mrs Holland

20.4.20

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all well. I have made a couple of changes on our class page.

From now on the weekly Home Learning will be in the  Summer 1 Home learning page under each week. I have left all the other links on as they were but will be putting them into another folder in a few days time..

Mrs Holland

Grammar Powerpoint

Make a Windsock

Go wild idea cards

Make a Wormery

Year 2 home learning pack

HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE LOVE MRS HOLLAND

6.4.20

Hi everybody,

I hope you are well and had a good weekend. I know that you will all be happy that the sun is out.smiley I'm putting on some Easter maths and english activities as well as a wordsearch. Have fun and remember to send me photos of anything you do either through the office or Class Dojo.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Holland

3.4.20

Hello everyone.

I can't believe that it's two weeks since I saw most of your smiling faces and I'm certainly missing seeing them. I hope you are enjoying your learning at home. Now you are able to send me message via Class Dojo. Your grown ups have had an email about it. As it's Friday it's celebration day. I would love to be giving you all a prize from the my prize box but here is a certificate for you all as I know how amazing you all are and I now how will have been working hard at home. I'm also putting on some new links for some great activities that will help your learning.

Have Fun! 

Mrs Hollandsmiley

 

1.4.20

Hello everybody,

It's April ! I hope you are all well and continuing to enjoy your home learning. Please ask your adults to send me any of your work. Thank you to Arthur for sending his brilliant self portrait. I would love to put more on here. I have been enjoying watching the birds in my garden and identifying them. There is a link below to help you identify birds. I have seen chaffinches, goldfinches, robins, blackbirds, wrens and pigeons. I wonder what you've seen? 

Take care everyone.

Mrs Holland

30.3.20

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well and had a good weekend. I've started writing a diary of what I do everyday and I thought it might be a good idea for you to to keep one too so that when we meet up and share our best bits !!!

I'm putting on some fun Easter maths which your grown ups may be able to print off for you. There is also a link to do a problem a day- they're fun! Also as it was so windy I found this fun activity you could try. Remember if you have done some work you would like me to see and want me to share here please ask your grown up to email it to the school office. Take care 

Mrs Hollandsmiley 

Love this simple Easter craft activity

 

Friday 27th March

Hello everyone. I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine and are continuing to enjoy learning at home. As it's Friday it's celebration day so I'm giving star of the week to you all. 

 

Star of the week certificate

As we can't see each other at the moment it would be lovely if you could all draw or paint a self-portrait of yourself. If you ask your grown up to take a photo and send it to the office I will upload them onto this page so we can see all your fantastic pictures. I promise to do one too!

Mrs Hollandyes

Wednesday 25th March

Hello everyone. I hope you are well and enjoying your learning at home. As the weather is good at the moment, I am putting on some new links for things you could do in your outside if you are able to. Some of them can be done inside as well if your adults say that's ok. Keep smiling and ask your Parent/carer to email photos of any work you want me to see to the school office. Keep smiling smiley

 

Monday 23rd March

I hope you are all well. At present I am unable to upload part 2 of the pack we sent home. Hopefully now everyone has a paper copy. I have added lots of links and ideas today and will  try to add more information and links regularly. 

Take care and Stay safe.

Mrs Holland

In the event of the your child being ill or school is closed the pack of work you need is here. You can collect a hard copy form the school office.Those children in school are bringing home their learning packs as well as extra books to read and their maths and english homework books. Their english books can be used to record their writing. Please visit this page regularly for more activities for your children. Take care Mrs Holland 

 

More resources you can access on line
-The Paint Republic- do a daily live art session at 11am on Facebook for all ages to have a go at painting! It’s really good and some of the art the kids produce is incredible! 
 
-PE with Joe Wicks on Facebook 
 
-Dough Disco love on Facebook daily at 9.30am 
 
-Spread the Happiness tv on You Tube for Shonette Bason-Wood ideas at home
 
-live history lesson about WW2 from a bunker on Facebook https://facebook.com/events/s/live-history-lesson-from-secre/682955445790269/?ti=icl

Welcome to Year 2 PH

 

The children have settled in really well and have been working really hard and getting into the way Year 2 works. The children are learning to be more independent. I know it must be frustrating when they leave belonging behind in school but I am trying very hard to get them to take responsibility for their own belongings.

Hopefully you will have all read the information below but here is a copy for you.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Year 2

We hope that you have all had a happy Summer and are ready for a busy and fruitful year.  We will be working very hard on developing the children’s independence and appreciate your support in this. Although this year will be challenging for the children we will ensure that the children are happy, motivated and really enjoy coming to school. We will try to make everything as fun as possible. Just after Christmas we will be holding a meeting specifically for SATS.

Staff- As you are aware Mrs Holland is the class teacher for 2PH and Mrs Hudson for 2NH.

Reading- Reading books are changed on Mondays. Please try to read with your child daily as it makes such a difference to their learning. The children will be getting certificates for reading regularly at home.

Spellings- These will be given out for the half term next week. Children will be informally tested on these spellings on a Friday.

Topic- Our topic this term is ”Healthy Humans” with a big focus on Food. If the children have any books or artefacts related to the topic they are welcome to bring them in for us to share during the half term. Please ensure that everything is clearly labelled so that we can return things to their owners! We are sending a copy home of our topic web and in the next few weeks more information will be available on our class pages on the website.

Equipment- In Year 2 the children are allowed to bring in their own pencil cases to use in some lessons. This is entirely voluntary and can be kept in their trays or they can bring them in daily. We are planning to do more outdoor activities so we would like the children to have a pair of wellies and some old trousers or joggers to keep in school. Please put them in a labelled bag.

Homework- This is given out on Fridays and needs to be returned to school by the following Wednesday am.   In line with the School Homework Policy English and Maths tasks will be sent home alternate weeks. Each half term there will be a project to complete.

P.E. – Please ensure that the children have their P.E kits in school at all times. P.E will be on Tuesdays.

Water and snacks- It is important that the children have their own named water bottle in school. We will try our best that the children bring it home each night in order for it to be refilled. The children are provided with fresh fruit or raisins each day at break time.

If you have any concerns or queries at any time do not hesitate to write us a note or come and see us.  You can also send us an email via the school office. We’re extremely approachable and believe that working together we will achieve the best for your child. The best times to see us is after school.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Holland 

 

Yearly Topics

 

Autumn Autumn2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Healthy humans Fire, Fire!

Extreme

Explorers

Famous for

more than 5

minutes

Worlds Apart On the High Seas

 

                                      Spring 2

Famous for more than Five Minutes

 

 

Autumn 1 Topic

Healthy Humans

 

This term our topic is Healthy humans . We have been very lucky to have a visit from nurse Kate to talk to us about how we can keep Healthy. We have also been making Fruit kebabs and Fruit faces.

 

Below is our topic Web for the half term. 

Healthy Humans topic

Maths

It would be very helpful if you could practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

Hit the button is a great game to help your child with this.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spring Term Topic Web

 

Computing - programming game

https://www.codeforlife.education/rapidrouter/

Maths

Children really enjoy these games- try them at home they will help them to be fluent in lots of basic maths skills.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

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