Year Groups: Year 2

Be determined and confident! Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.

— Joshua 1:9

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 6th 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: Louis Braille comprehension

Maths: Fractions of shapes

Tuesday

Tuesday’s overview video

English: Acrostic poem templates

Maths: Fractions of numbers

Wednesday

Wednesday’s overview video

English: Capital Letters

Maths: Addition

Thursday

Thursday’s overview video

English: Wimbledon Comprehension

Maths: Subtraction

Science/Geography/ICT: Think about the season that we are currently in and what summer feels like in the UK and around the world.

PE: After the disappointment of missing out on sports day this year, we have decided to bring to you – WASPS Sock Heptathlon! Have a go at home, give it your best effort and let us know how you did.

WASPS Sock Heptathlon

Topic: You have learned about Louis Braille in your comprehension this week. Try writing in Braille yourself!

RE: Here you can learn about the Islamic creation story. Next, order these pictures and write a sentence for each. 

Art: Here are some instructions for helping you draw an accurate self-portrait. Create one of yourself that you could perhaps share with your class teacher for next year to help them learn who you are.

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

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.