Year Groups: Year 2

Our class and school values help us have fun, do good work, be good friends, and be good overall students

— Wren and others

A warm welcome to Year 2
Our Class Christian Values are: Wisdom (2R), Respect (2G) and Kindness (2P).

 

Your Year 2 teachers are Mrs Gonzalez, Miss Pope and Mr Rennolds. 

 

Please click on your teacher’s picture each morning for their daily message to you.

 

Y2 Teachers 2020 -2021

2G – Mrs Gonzalez

2P – Miss Pope

2R – Mr Rennolds

 

Other Key Adults In Middle WASPS

Mrs Alvis

Mrs Rotheram

Mrs Nicholson

Miss Chandler

Mrs Payne

 

 

Y2 Class Christian Values


In Year 2, we embed our Class Christian Values into as much of our learning as is possible. Our Class Christian Values are:

 

2G – Respect
2P – Kindness
2R – Wisdom

 

Homework

 

Spellings

Autumn 1 Spelling Overview

 

Autumn 2 Spelling Overview

 

Spring 3 Spelling Overview

 

Spring 4 Spelling Overview

 

Summer 5 Spelling Overview

 

Summer 6 Spelling Overview

 

Week 1 spelling words

 

Week 2 spelling words

 

Week 3 spelling words

 

Week 4 spelling words

 

Week 5 spelling words

 

Week 6 spelling words

 

Reading

Your child will bring home their reading record containing 2 books at their reading level. Please listen to them read every night and check their understanding, asking questions as they go through the book. Please then record that you have heard them read, in their reading record.

When your child has read through both books twice, they will be changed at school.

Please note: Once your child reaches level 12, these books become much lengthier; we only expect them to read these books once before changing, provided they are fluent on the first read.

Click on this link to access free age-appropriate eBooks.

Thank you for your support.

 

Phonics

Parent phonics support pack

Click here and here to access a range of phonics games.

 

Maths

All Abacus pages are available under ‘Other Useful Websites’ further down this page. Use the workbook/page numbers provided next to each activity e.g. (Y2 WB1 p60 – Year 2 Workbook 1 Page 60). Follow the link below and login using your child’s Abacus details.

Worksheets and games will be set on Abacus every Friday to reflect the learning in class. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you need login details.

Click here, here and here to access a range of age-appropriate maths games for your child to try.

Useful maths resources:

Number square resource

Number bonds to 10 resource

Number bonds to 20 resource

Home Learning

As of Monday 25th January, all home learning will be available via ClassDojo.

Whilst you are learning at home, we would love to see all the fabulous work you have been doing. If you would like to share any photos of your work, projects or artwork, then you can send them to us using ClassDojo, and your teacher can then respond to you. Information on how to sign up to ClassDojo has been sent out to all parents/carers, once they have connected to your class and your teacher has approved this then you will be able to share work with them.

Archive of previous home learning

Other Useful Websites


We have found that there are some useful resources on the BBC Daily Learning and Oak National Academy websites. Both offer home learning resources using a variety of videos, games and activities.

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

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

Abacus Maths books
Abacus have made their text books available as free ebooks, they can be accessed below.

Access Year 2 Textbook and Workbooks

As well as the work from your class teacher, there are a number of free learning resources available. For example:

Hamilton Trust: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor app: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Sir Linkalot spelling app: https://www.sirlinkalot.org/spellathome/

While school is on pause, kids can listen for free on Audible: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Find out how to access some excellent, free eBooks from Oxford Owl.

Through your Libraries West library card you get free access to: Borrow Box App – audiobooks, Cloud Library App – e-books, RB Digital App – Magazines

DT – Vehicles

Year Two have enjoyed making their own vehicles. They carefully used a saw to create an axel. They particularly enjoyed taking them outside to test how fast they could go!

Reaching Out to the Community 

Ted, in Class 2P, wrote a wonderful letter to the Prime Minister about plastic pollution and ways to help the environment. Ted’s letter was so persuasive that he received a letter from 10 Downing Street! Well done Ted.

Arthur, in Class 2G, wrote a very persuasive letter to BANES about his road, asking for speed cameras and speed bumps to be put up. The council then put up speed cameras and speed bumps in response to Arthur’s letter. What an amazing achievement to have made such a difference in our community. Well done, Arthur!

Literature week

Year 2 had a fantastic time in literature week listening to the story of Winnie the Pooh and doing lots of activities inspired by this classic book.

Year 2 especially loved the treasure hunt, where they worked together to solve the clues to find the treasure…chocolate and some amazing books! Well done Year 2.

Red Nose Day

On Friday 19th March, Year 2 had great fun dressing up as superheroes for the day! They also enjoyed telling jokes to make each other laugh. Here are some of their amazing costumes.

World Book Day in Y2

Year 2 took on the challenge to read a book in a strange or unusual place. Take a look at some of the places they found to read!

   

Home Learning Photographs

Thank you for sharing some of your work this week, Year 2. 

Click here to see Toby’s artwork.

Class Value Prayers

World Book Day 2020

On World Book Day, we dressed up as our favourite book characters. Can you guess who we are?

Celebrating Diversity

In Y2, we made displays showing how each person is different and how we should celebrate our differences. We learned a lot of amazing things about each other!

Florence Nightingale Day

To celebrate the end of our topic on Florence Nightingale, we had a re-enactment day. We dressed as nurses and soldiers and acted out the Battle of Inkerman on the school field. We then set up a field hospitals and the nurses bandaged up the wounded! It was a very exciting day for us all.

Peter Brown Visit

Year 2 were very lucky to have a visit from local artist, Peter Brown. He showed the children some of his work, talked about how he paints different weather in his pictures of Bath and kindly gave us some of his books. The children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and were then inspired to create their own pictures using paints and charcoal. Seb in 2LH said “It was the best day ever!”

DT in Year 2

We enjoyed designing, making and using our very own glove puppets. We learned how to do blanket stitch to join the pieces of felt and decorated them to create monsters and animals.

Christmas in Year 2

Year 2 performed their Nativities, ‘It Takes A Village’ on Monday 16th December. The children loved the traditional retelling of the Christmas story and sang songs from the show with some of their favourite Christmas Carols. 

 

Christmas Teachers