Friday 5th March 2021 Welcome to the Year 2 Page.
For those of you who are at home, please look daily at this class webpage and try to login to Google Classroom where work is uploaded. You will receive a pack of printed paper activities this morning so try to complete each day’s work as if you were at school. You need to watch the video clips and lessons and look at any information before you complete each activity otherwise you might struggle to do it properly.
Year 2 Learning during national lockdown
For each day that your child is at home self-isolating, they need to continue with their learning.
Phonics/spelling ( 20 – 30 minutes)
Reading ( 20 – 30 minutes)
Maths ( about 40 minutes)
Listen to a story.
Please try to ensure that your child does this amount of learning every day.
Phonics ( 20 – 30 minutes) Online lessons available – Letters & Sounds
Year 2 children have already completed their phonics screening but more practice really does help to improve spelling so choose lessons from the list if you have some spare time to practise. Year 2 Revision lessons (click).
Reception Lessons (click) if your child is reading a book that is a red, yellow, blue or green book band.
Learning to blend lessons (click) if your child is reading a book that is a pink, red, yellow, blue or green book band.
Spellings for this week
This half term, our topic is all about the seaside.
This week, we need to learn some words about what attracts people to seaside places.
Take a look at the picture/word list below and practise spelling the words – perhaps just learn 4 of these words each day this week.
Ask someone to test you on this week’s spellings.
Reading ( 20 – 30 minutes) Online books available – Oxford Owl
Go to the Oxford Owl website (click). The login for Oxford Owl is the class login: 2020y2 password: pink
Friday 5th March
For today, I would like you to complete the ‘All About Beaches’ reading comprehension that is in your work pack.
First read the two information pages, then answer the 6 questions on the question sheet.
Make sure you read each question carefully and write a full sentence for each answer.
English (writing/grammar/handwriting/spelling) ( about 40 minutes)
This is our last day of working on this story.
Listen to the whole story again (click) and make a list of the 6 main events that happen in the story from the beginning to the end.
If you are not sure about the main events, check against the list that I have added below.
In your work pack, you have a blank story board activity sheet.
For each of your 6 main events, you need to draw a picture of a what is happening and write one or two sentences under each picture to tell this part of the story.
The Main events that you need to draw and write about:
- Mr. and Mrs. Grinling live in a cottage opposite the lighthouse.
- Mrs Grinling makes a lovely lunch to send to Mr. Grinling at the lighthouse.
- The seagulls steal Mr Grinling’s lunch.
- Mrs Grinling sends Hamish to guard the basket.
- Mrs Grinling tricks the seagulls with mustard sandwiches.
- Mr Grinling eats his lovely lunch and the seagulls find a fisherman’s lunch.
I hope you have enjoyed this story over the last 2 weeks, we will be starting a new book when you come back to school next week – I can’t wait to see you all!
Don’t forget to upload your finished piece of work so that we can see what you have done.
Maths – Friday 5th March
Watch today’s lesson (click) that will help you with solving addition and subtraction problems.
There are parts of the lesson where the teacher will give you questions to try. You can pause the video while you have a try at them with a paper and pencil.
Then continue with 2 or 3 more pages of your addition and subtraction booklet.
I would also like you to have a try at some of the word problems – do the next 4 today.
Play a game to improve your understanding of how addition and subtraction are related to each other. Play Number Fact Families (click) – choose + and – up to 100.
I can’t wait to see you all in school next week. Have a good weekend!
You can always find extra learning of your own choice by clicking these links:
Listen to an online story or have someone at home read a story out loud.
Julia Donaldson stories on BBC iplayer
You can also play some fun games on the BBC Small Town Superheroes. Use the arrows on the map to get to different activities.
Also make time for art & craft and PE activities.
Your child has logins for Purple Mash and Google Classroom
Please also look at our full list of educational websites on School Website.
We have introduced Storytime Phonics into Early Years and Key Stage 1 and we will be using it in Year 2 to support phonics teaching for those children that still need lots of support in their phonics learning. It will also be used to support all children to develop their use of phonics to spell accurately during their independent writing. The phonics fairy reads stories to the children; gives them action captions to help remember the sounds and shows them how to write each sound correctly.
Usually, your child would have been tested with the phonics screening test during the summer term in Year 1. This didn’t happen but assessment of phonics is an everyday part of teaching your child to become a fluent reader. We will be ensuring that all children have the opportunity to improve their understanding of phonics and we will carry out a phonics screening test within school before the end of the Autumn term.
There will be lots of opportunities for writing, both in English lessons and for our learning challenge. Year 2 children will be supported to become more independent in developing their own ideas and to be ambitious in their use of vocabulary. During this half term there is a focus on children writing more interesting sentences using different sentence openers and including adjectives to write expanded noun phrases. You can support your child at home by talking to them about what they have been learning about, and it is very important that they are helped to learn their weekly spellings.
The main focus for this half term is to understand where children are up to with their mathematical understanding. This would normally be the case at this time of year but is even more important because of the missed weeks of learning in Year 1.
Your child needs to develop a clear understanding of the value of numbers up to 100 with a secure understanding of place value and the difference between tens and ones.
We use lots of practical resources in our lessons so that children have a really clear concept of number. Children record their learning in many ways and it may be different from the formal methods that many adults are used to from their own school days. If your child needs to use counters at home to help them with homework, they can use simple household items such as buttons, straws or pieces of dry pasta. It is useful if you talk to your child about using numbers when you are shopping, cooking or looking at the time.
I will be sending out information to parents about the types of pictorial models that we use in school so that you will be able to support your child more effectively with any work that is sent home.
Mrs J Law (class teacher), Mrs L Begum (HLTA) & Ms A Holland (teaching assistant)