Welcome to Year 2

 

Welcome to the Summer!

We are providing daily activities for you to do during your time at home, which you can complete in your home school book or on an electronic device. We would love to see all the work and activities you have been doing in your new home school, so please send anything you want into your class teacher. We will choose some of our favourite pieces of work and upload them onto Year 2 page every week. All of your work for the week is in the Home Learning tab on our website page, and if you have any questions then please do not be afraid to ask us! In the meantime…

 

STAY SAFE, STAY HAPPY AND KEEP SMILING!

 

Mr Winter, Miss O’Neill and Miss Stanley are your Year 2 team. If you need anything from us during this time, then please feel free to contact us via e-mail. We love reading about and seeing all of the brilliant things you are doing, so please keep sending them in to us.

Mr Winter- cwinter@uptonpriory.cheshire.sch.uk   

Miss O’Neill- toneill@uptonpriory.cheshire.sch.uk

WORK OF THE WEEK

This week, we have had some amazing work sent in by our children in Year 2 for our Sweets theme. Here are some of our favourite pieces!

Zachary’s fantastic work on the history of sweets

 

The history of sweets by Keira

Jack’s amazing portrait of Mr Winter

 Nevaeh’s amazing portrait with the world’s best football team!

Charlotte’s cool portrait featuring Mr Winter’s favourite chocolate bar

Daniel’s portrait of Mr Winter with one of his silly Christmas hats on!

Annabelle and Connie enjoying a socially distanced walk

 

Whilst we are away from school, please feel free to try out some of the amazing resources we have found for you on our home learning tab on the school website. This will provide you with links to a variety of different games, resources and activities to keep you busy and having fun during this time. There is also Mr Winter’s challenge to try out and see if you can beat him on Friday afternoon! 

English

 

For our English lessons this term , we are focusing on two great stories. Firstly, the Lighthouse Keepers Lunch where Mr Grinling (the lighthouse keeper) enjoy’s his lunch everyday, but unfortunately he is not the only one and Mrs Grinling must find a way to deliver his lunch without those pesky seagulls eating it. We will be exploring all the lovely language in this book and write a diary from Mr Grinling’s point of view. We will also write a sequel to this wonderful tale and have the opportunity to write a non-chronological report.

Our second book of the summer term is The Highway Rat, by one of our favourite authors, Julia Donaldson. Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Year 2 will design, plan and write a wanted poster to see if they can catch the dastardly Highway Rat. Using this text, we will also be writing letters, poetry and a narrative from the point of view of the Highway Rat.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kkt1k

 

Maths

During the Summer Term, we will continue working on the four main functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as they form the basis of our Mathematics.

Other areas include:

Geometry- position and direction (up,down,forward, backward, left, right, clockwise and anticlockwise)

Measurement- Telling the time- initially o’clock and half past
Quarter past and quarter to
Telling time to 5 minutes
Hours and days
Find and compare amounts of time.

Measurement- Mass (grams and kilograms); capacity (litres and millilitres) and temperature (degrees centigrade).

Problem solving and efficiency methods. For the problem of the day click on the link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/page/3/

In order to support our Maths lessons, the children are still able to access the fantastic Mathletics website to support their learning. Your child will also now have access to Times Tables Rock Stars, another great way for your child to practise their times tables which have been set for them by their class teacher. Please see below the links to these websites:

https://ttrockstars.com/home

https://login.mathletics.com/

For another great way to learn your times tables, find Percy Parker Times Tables Songs on You Tube.

 

Topic

During our fascinating afternoon lessons, we are focusing on some great topics in Summer term.

Continuing on from our work in Geography, where we discovered continents and oceans, we are now looking at the countries within those continents. Alongside this in Science, we are investigating animals and their habitats. We will find out why some animals prefer to live in one climate/habitat compared to another.

RE thus far this year we have been discovering all about the Christian faith, their beliefs, places of worship, traditions and celebrations. In the Summer, we will get the chance to explore Judaism and its rich culture. In addition to this, we will have the chance to enjoy their traditions surrounding this religion .The Challah bread is particularly delicious! Why not try the recipe below?

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/6760/challah-i/

 

Routines

Please see below our routines for the week.

Monday-  P.E kits needed for afternoon lessons

KS1 after school clubs

Tuesday- Topic/Science lessons

KS1 Sports Club

Wednesday- Spelling Test and Homework due in

Topic/Science lessons

Thursday- P.E kits needed for afternoon lessons

Friday- Homework given out

P.E kits needed for afternoon lessons.

 

Homework

Homework is given out every Friday and is always due in on the following Wednesday (unless stated otherwise). Please can you also ensure that you read with your child for 5-10 minutes every evening. This approach of doing a little but often will really support your child’s development in reading.

Contact

If you have any questions for us, then please feel free to contact us via the following e-mail addresses:

cwinter@uptonpriory.cheshir

 

Home Learning Links

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