Year Groups: Year 2

‘WASPS: Lessons are so fun it’ll make you want to learn. Expressive, creative and always willing to work. Express yourself through art. Imaginative, creative, committed WASPS! Buzzing about all day!’

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 25th May 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.

 

Comprehension

Welcome to our new topic on Inventors and Inventions! This week’s comprehension will set the tone for the new topic. Click here to view it. 

Spelling and Grammar

Learn about homophones and complete the activities here. 

Creative Writing

Please write a recount of your half term. What did you do in the lovely weather? What do you usually do at half term and how was it different this time?

Maths

Each week we put new activities on the Abacus website. Please email the school office if you need your password reset. We also recommend Top Marks as a great place for fun maths activities and games.

Topic

This will give you an introduction to the main inventor that we will learn about in this topic, Brunel. Read these slides and watch this video to find out about him. Then make a brief fact file about Brunel. You can use this template or create your own.

RE

Last term you thought about someone who was special to you and what they did that made them special. This term we will focus on Jesus. This video and this video tell you more about Jesus. Then see if you can complete this sheet.

Science

Our topic this term is Gardens and Allotments. Use this sheet to learn about allotments and complete the activity.

PE

Joe Wicks’ videos on the Body Coach YouTube Channel remain one of the best ways to do daily exercise, whatever the weather. Join him live at 9am or catch up on his channel.

Art

Research online to find a photograph of Brunel. In the time that he lived (the Victorian era), photography was expensive and difficult so there are not many pictures of him. He is usually shown wearing a suit, a top hat and smoking a cigar. Can you recreate one of these portraits in a medium of your choice?

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

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

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.