Year Groups: Year 2

A learning paradise!

— Monty

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

Video message from your class teachers
Click on your class teacher’s picture to see their latest video message
 
 

Independent Work for Home Learning – Week commencing 13th July 2020

We would love to see all the fabulous work you have been doing at home. If you would like to share any photos of your projects or artwork, please email the school with the photos attached and add the subject “FAO Y2 Teachers” and we will aim to update the website regularly so you can see what your friends have been up to! Please note by kindly submitting photographs/images of your child’s work you are giving permission for the material to be uploaded onto the school website.  Please state if you would rather work is not included. Thank you.

Each day (Mon- Thurs), the English and Maths tasks will be set and explained in a brief video. Work for other subjects will be listed below. The idea is that Friday can be used to do work on spellings and go back over any missed or tricky maths from the week, using additional resources from Abacus and Top Marks if helpful.

Monday

Monday’s overview video

English: Rhino comprehension

Maths: Multiplication

Tuesday

Tuesday’s overview video

English: Prefixes

Maths: Division 

Wednesday

Wednesday’s overview video

English: Please write a description of your dream summer holiday full of adverbs and adjectives!

Maths: Statistics

Thursday

Thursday’s overview video

English: Common exception words

Maths: Number Lines

Transition to Year 3: We hope you enjoy meeting your new teachers for Y3 this week. Why not make them a booklet all about you, telling them everything you are looking forward to in the year ahead and bit about yourself? Here is a template is you would like to use one. 

Art: For those of you feeling artistic this week, here are some details of a local art competition that you might like to be a part of.

The Art Cohort is  delighted to announce the inaugural Children’s Art Exhibition at The Art Cohort. An opportunity to celebrate the creativity and vibrancy of young imaginations and a showcase of artistic endeavour by the children of Bath and surrounds will be on display from 11th – 15th August 2020. All work chosen for the exhibition will be displayed in the exhibition space for viewing at The Art Cohort, 13 Chelsea Road, Bath and featured virtually on The Art Cohort’s website and social media channels.

www.theartcohort.co.uk

There are 3 age categories for entries: 4-6 years, 7-11 years and 12-16 years. 2D and 3D art works may be submitted. Longest side 60cm. The intention is to show as much work as possible. Distinctions will be awarded in each category with awards of art supplies given for interesting and extraordinary work. Click to submit a child’s work via the link below:

Online Submission Form 

Science: As the final part of our work on gardens and allotments, here is a link to the Royal Horticultural Society who are making a time capsule of work and pictures about gardens. If you’d like to get involved, click here. 

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

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/

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

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

There are some great book recommendations here for Y2 children: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2

You can now access “Music Express” for free at this time – see below for how to sign up for a wealth of songs and other music resources:

Our three classes, 2LH, 2P and 2R, are taught by Mrs Hammond, Miss Pope and Mr Rennolds, are based in Middle WASPS and we are supported by Mrs Rotheram, Mrs Alvis and Mrs Weaver.

We have an exciting and varied curriculum including a main humanities-based topic each term. Those topics are ‘Maps and Mapping’ and ‘The History of Weston Village’ in the Autumn Term. In the spring our topics are Florence Nightingale and Katie Morag. In the summer we learn about local engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and about explorers such as Neil Armstrong, Ibn Battuta and Captain Scott.

We embed our Christian values of kindness, wisdom and respect into all of our learning.

There are links to the weekly spellings below and the children’s maths activities will be available through the Active Learn Primary website. Please ask your class teacher if you can’t log in. We also please ask you to read with your children each night at home too.

Spellings (by test date):

5th June 2020

12th June 2020 

19th June 2020

26th June 2020

3rd July 2020

10th July 2020

Well done to our workers of the week, Isla, Daniel and Zach!

We have seen some wonderful work from Y2 this week, including lots of poems all about class values. 

You can also click here to see Rory’s work on the SS Great Britain and Isla’s sock heptathlon. 

This week’s worker of the week certificates go to Sebastien, Wren and Fleur!

Thank you to these children for sharing their work with us this week. 

Click here to see Maurice’s video, see Elspeth’s story, Josie’s poem and Olive’s video.

We are awarding Head Teacher’s certificates electronically from this week. Well done to Olivia, Emily and Bella

Another week of lovely work from our Y2 pupils.

And click here to see Olivia’s presentation on GWR. 

Well done for all your hard work this week, Year 2!

Also click here to read Emily’s book review and Wren’s microhabitats. 

Some examples of the great work that Y2 have been doing at home this week. 

Click here to see a video of Maurice’s lovely singing and click here to read about Wren’s half term. 

Thank you, Y2, for sharing your pictures and videos with us.

And you can watch Letty playing the synthesiser here. 

Another wonderful week of work from Year 2!

Also click here to see Peregrine’s cress growing and to read Maurice’s diary.

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

You can also read Maurice’s instructions and Wren’s story.

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

And you can read Hebe’s kennings here. 

Thank you to Maurice in 2R for sharing your lovely Kenning with us!

A Kenning by Maurice in 2R

Prayers on our class values

World Book Day

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.