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Welcome Back to School, Year 2!

 

Year 2 Teachers 2020-2021

Oak Class - Miss Ashman

Mrs Martin

 

Beech Class - Mrs Davis

Miss Smith (Tues, Weds, Fri)

Mrs Joyce (Mon, Thurs) 

 

Mrs Hills-Reed also teaches in Year 2 on a Monday and Tuesday. 

 

Things to Remember:

PE Kits - Wear into school on Tuesday (Oak Class)/Wednesday (Beech Class).

Book Bags - Please return on a Tuesday for a change of reading book and Friday to get your diary checked, key words tested and reading books changed.

Water Bottles - Please bring a named water bottle to school. This will need to be taken home and cleaned daily.

Gate Times - Arrival: 8:30am and Collection: 2:50pm.

 

 

 

 

As designers, we have been learning about healthy eating and what a balanced diet looks like. We can name the food groups and identify which food belongs to which. This week we have planned, made and evaluated our own healthy pizza. It was lots of fun and the pizzas were delicious and healthy!

NSPCC Number Day - We loved dressed up in all things number this week. We had clocks, calculators, number sentences, times tables, playing cards and giant colourful numbers all over us! We spent the day completing lots of maths problems linked to jelly beans. As Mathematicians we counted, grouped, numbered, created graphs and charts and reasoned. We ate some jelly beans too to reward ourselves for our hard work! We also had a cake sale. We counted our money, paid for our cakes and checked our change. All the money went to the NSPCC charity to help children who need a little extra support.

Our latest amazing V.I.P's

As Geographers, we have been learning all about Italy. This week we have been thinking about the human and physical features of the country. Do you like our models of Mount Etna and Mount Vesuvius?

This term our topic will revolve around the title 'healthy body, healthy mind, healthy life'. We had a think about who and what makes us happy and the majority of the class felt happiest at the beach having fun with their families. So, we transformed our class into a beach, complete with sundeck, smoothie bar, parasol and beautiful scenery!

Little People Big Dreams! We have been learning about lots of people who worked hard to achieve their dreams, such as Elton John, Amelia Earhart and Greta Thunberg. Afterwards, we were inspired to create our own book of dreams.

As Scientists, we have been learning about fair testing. Whilst we were learning about Amelia Earhart we wondered how planes flew and if size matters. So, we completed an experiment; does a bigger paper plane fly further than a small one. We worked in groups to make 3 different sized planes and tested them fairly.

Giovany - You are our VIP this week! You have had a fantastic first week at Front Lawn, well done!

This week we have been learning about the Titanic. Here we are completing some activities and taking part in an online trip to the Titanic Museum.

We did so much reading at home during lockdown that we were able to visit the book machine once we returned to school!

We are so excited to see everyone back at school on Monday 8th March 2021.

This week we have been learning all about the weather. Here are some of our weather mobiles we created.

Fab Friday - Building dens for a place to relax, chill and enjoy!

Storytelling Week - We have been brilliant story tellers this week. Take a look some of the things we got up to in the pictures below. Can you guess our stories?

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - This week we have been thinking about our feelings. We completed lots of activities to help us learn that it is ok to feel different ways and what to do when we feel these ways. We encouraged each other to talk about our feelings and to remember to always be kind. We made sure we had lots of time to do things that made us feel happy too!

So, here we go again...Lockdown!

 

To take some of the pressure of you, we will be providing daily online live lessons for all children through google classroom. Please use the log in and password we sent out last term to log on. We can send these out again if you need it. 

We may be able to loan you a chrome book (mini laptop) if you need it so please let us know if this is something you would be interested in.

 

Finally, please just do what you can at home, your families wellbeing is the most important thing. 

If there is anything more that we can do to help please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email the Year 2 team directly at year2@flpa-tkat.org or the wellbeing team at wellbeing@flpa-tkat.org 

 

Remember, you've done this once already, you can do it again! 

 

 

 

Our 2020 VIP's - Very Important People!

We are 'reading at home' superstars! We have all completed 5 FLPA loyalty cards and so were able to visit the book vending machine. We collected a golden coin from Mrs Couldwell and then selected a book to take home and keep!

Gold Band Treat - Today we had a whole afternoon golden time, a selection box and a McDonalds lunch! Out teachers said we truly deserved it!

Our Virtual Christmas Show was lots of fun! Beech Class were the super groovy shepherds 'The Crooks' and Oak Class were the very cool 'Wise Men'. We couldn't have our grown ups in school to watch this year so instead we filmed it. It was a very different type of experience but we were all still amazing! We learnt all our words amazingly and were fabulous singers! You can find it on the Christmas part of the school website.

Christmas Fun!

We love reading all together! Here we are reading 'Lubna and Pebble'. It is a great story all about friendship!

Today we made Coconut Barfi, a traditional sweet eaten during Diwali. It was very sticky but yummy!

We have been using the Beebots in our Maths, RE and ICT lessons.

Children in Need Day 13.11.20

Project 2 Final Outcome - Diversity Welcome Tree

Year 2 Positive Power Heroes! This year, we can earn superhero capes if we show our teachers our Positive Powers in class!

Remembrance Day 11.11.2020

Project 2 - Black History Month 2020

Year 2 received a mysterious delivery... this box! It contained a tool, some water and biscuits... plus an interesting new book; 'Henry's Freedom Box'.

After close investigation and excellent prediction making, we finally discovered its owner... Henry 'Box' Brown.

We created this Story Map to help us memorise his adventurous story of his journey from Slavery in Virginia, to Freedom in Philadelphia.

 

 

Project 2 - Black History & Equality

Year 2 will be thinking about their new Essential Question:

 

"What does a successful person look like?"

 

We will be studying the lives of Henry 'Box' Brown and Emmanuel Ofosu - two very successful men, who have faced many challenges in their lives but have used their positivity and determination to overcome them and succeed at their goals. We will be studying these 2 beautiful stories:

                     

 

 

Halloween Activity Day! 22.10.20

Project 1 Final Outcome - Taking home our 'Bags of Thanks'

Project 1 - Recording Year 2's Song - We're All In This Together!

Listen to Year 2's rendition of 'We're all in this together' - a song which we felt was very appropriate during the challenging times we were facing during lockdown. It sounded great as part of our school CDs, which were a key part of our 'bags of thanks'.

Art Project - Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

Our Class Story:

Lubna and Pebble                       

Year 2 cannot wait to bring this book home to read with you! We have been studying Lubna's heart-warming tale of her best friend, Pebble, who keeps her safe and comforted as she experiences living away from home. When she meets little Amir and makes a new friend, she realises that Pebble could help him too...

We cannot wait to start sharing this term's Learning Journey with you. 

For our first project, we will be thinking all about 'Rainbows' and giving thanks to all the everyday heroes during the pandemic.

Start thinking about our Essential Question: "Why do we say thank you?"

 

YEAR 2 - CLASS OF 2019 - 2020

 

Year 2 home learning ideas

A big hello to all of our parents and children in year 2 during this strange time. We want to help as much as we can so on this blog you will find some home learning tasks that your child will likely be familiar with and can complete independently throughout the week as well as weekly planned activities that your child can complete with some support. These activities are here as a guide only, you can pick and choose what you do and include your own ideas and activities. You know what is best for your family in these unusual times and it is important that everyone is happy and safe. We will pick up where we left off once school returns to normality so please do not put too much pressure on yourselves. 

 

If you have any questions, comments or ideas then please email us at homework@flpa-tkat.org with Year 2 in the subject box and we will reply as soon as possible. 

We are missing the children and school very much so would also love for you to send us any photographs or videos of the things the children are getting up to at home. 

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time, take care and stay safe. 

Mrs Davis, Miss Ashman and the rest of the Year 2 team. 

 

 

Practise reading and spelling these words. How many can you confidently read/spell each week? Try to beat your score.

We love seeing the activities you are completing at home!

Half Term fun! How many acts of kindness can your child complete this week?

Half term fun! Can you guess the name of the book?

Home Learner VIPs 22nd May 2020. Ellie-Rose is our VIP for her continued effort with her work throughout the school closure. She is working hard and producing some fantastic pieces of work, particularly about Florence Nightingale and The Elves and the Shoemaker. She is making myself and her mummy very proud! Well done! The VIP for Oak Class is Paul! Paul has also been continuously putting in lots of effort to his learning at home. During our phone calls, we are really pleased to hear how well he is engaging with different activities and earning rewards. We are proud of you!

Home Learner VIPs 15th May 2020 - Noah is our VIP for impressing me with everything he has been doing! I loved that he has completed a good mixture of activities including spelling practise and particularly loved his information about owls and the moon because it taught me some new facts! I also LOVED the deer cushion he has made. Well done! VIP for Oak Class is Cherish! Cherish is our VIP because she has been very brave during these lockdown times, after taking a tumble on her roller-skates and needing a trip to the hospital to get checked over! She has used her Positive Powers to be very resilient and whilst getting better, she has been a superstar artist at home, drawing me lots of pictures of school, which made me smile!