Year Groups: Year 2

WASPS is buzzing

— Oonagh

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

 

Independent Work for Home Learning – Easter Holidays

We are setting no independent work for home learning over the Easter Holidays, but have suggested some ideas for projects that you might enjoy. Please email us pictures of anything you create and we will put a selection of the photos on the website. We hope you all manage to have a lovely break!

Come back here on Monday 20th April to find the next installment of your independent home learning, and keep checking the Homepage for any updates from the school.

Weston All Saints Church Easter Garden Project

Without the normal Easter celebrations Weston All Saints Church have come up with this creative idea for us to engage with the Easter story by making an Easter garden. Please share pictures of your creations with us!

Holiday project ideas

Using one of these pictures, can you write an imaginative story or poem?

Create an Easter egg in any form! It could be a real decorated egg, a painting, a model…

Share your creative ideas with us by sending in a photo to the school email address.

 

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

Reading books are available electronically by making a free account at: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

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

 

Our three classes, 2LH, 2P and 2R, are taught by Miss 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):

28th February 2020

6th March 2020

13th March 2020

20th March 2020

27th March 2020

3rd April 2020

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.