Year 2 Weekly Update

22/06/2020

Hi Year 2,

 Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourself and listening to your parents.

I also hope that you are able to get out and have a walk about as the weather has been very lovely these past few days.

If you need non- computer based learning, please let me know as soon as possible.

 

Here is a table of the Purple Mash activities for this week.

 

Year 2 Weekly activities on Purple Mash

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Reading

Reading

 

A Village full of Vegetables

 

(Comprehension

Chapter 1)

 

Paint Project

Jigsaw

Reading

 

A Village full of Vegetables

 

(Comprehension

Chapter 2)

 

Paint project

Pairs

 

Reading

 

A Village full of Vegetables

 

 (Comprehension

Chapter 3)

 

Paint Project

Yes or No

 

Reading

 

A Village full of Vegetables

 

 (Comprehension

Chapter 4)

 

Paint Project

Leaflet

 Reading

 

A Village full of Vegetables

 

(Comprehension

Chapter 5)

 

Paint Project

Grouping

Grammar

1.Joining words

2.Missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

Maths

A-fish-metic

Number bonds to 20

5 X table pairs

Place Value

10s & Ones

Tally & Data

Topic

Princess and the Frog

Plate

Shopping List

Fruit Bowl

Favourite Fruit

Foods-Grouping

2 Count

Vegetables

Make your own food

Healthy Food

Take care of yourselves and each other

Thanks

Virginia

15/06/2020

Hi Year 2,

Hope you are keeping well and enjoying some of the wonderful weather.

It is important that you continue doing some learning every day while you are at home because you may not be returning to school before September. You need to keep practising everything I have taught you so that you don't forget things. Remember, you will be going into Year 3 in September.

I have started back at school this week and will continue teaching until the summer holidays. I am teaching a small group of Year 1 children but I am still your teacher until the holidays. Kate is also working with me while I teach the Year 1 group; she sends her best wishes

Here is a table of the Purple Mash activities for this week:

 

Year 2 Weekly activities on Purple Mash

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Reading

Ned and the Jungle Animals

 

Reading

 

Chapter 1

 

 

Paint Project

Ned and the Jungle Animals

 

 

Chapter 2

 

 

2 D pairs

Ned and the Jungle Animals

Reading

 

Chapter 3

 

Drag

 

Paint Project

 

Ned and the Jungle Animals

 

Reading

Chapter 4

 

Carrot Picking

 

 Paint Project

 

Ned and the Jungle Animals

Reading

 

Chapter 5

 

123 sequencing

 

Paint Project

Grammar

1.Joining words

2.Missing words

1. Joining words

2. Missing words

1. Joining words

2. Missing words

1. Joining words

2. Missing words

1. Joining words

2. Missing words

Maths

Matching digit to words

Odds and Even

Sequence Snake

Missing Numbers

Tallest and Shortest

Topic

Guard the Castle

Tiger Describing an

animal

 

Matching quiz

Matching jungle animals

 

Animal Habitats

Jungle scene

 

Favourite Animal

Zoo Keeper

My Animal


Take care of yourselves and each other.

Thanks

Virginia

08/06/2020

Hi Year 2,

How are you all doing? Hope you are keeping well and looking after yourself and listening to your parents.

Please keep up with your reading and send us pictures of the extra work or interesting projects that you are doing.

Here is a table of the Purple Mash activities for this week.

 

Year 2 Weekly activities on Purple Mash

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Reading

Little Red

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 1)

 

Jigsaw

 

Paint Project

 

 

Little Red

 

Reading

 

(Comprehension

Chapter 2)

 

Collect Flowers

 

The Wolf

 

Little Red

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 3)

 

Granny’s House

 

 

 

 

 

Little Red

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 4)

 

Pairs Game

 

 Wolf Labelling

 

 

 

Little Red

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 5)

 

Pictures in right order

 

Paint Project

Grammar

1.Joining words

2.Missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

Maths

Funky Platform

Comparing up to 20

1 More

1 to 100

1 Less

1 to 100

Money

Coins Pairs Game

Topic

Haunted Scene

Red Riding Hood

Hansel & Gretel Story

 

Hansel & Gretel House

Goldilocks’s Letter

2Design & Make

Gingerbread Man

2Animate


Information for parents:

 

As we welcomed back year 6 and Nursery we have learned a lot about how adults and pupils are able to use the school in a different way. Although it is strange being in school and not be able to visit classes and interact with staff and pupils it has been encouraging to see how well staff and pupils have adjusted to our new routines. If any further parents in Year 6, Nursery or Year 1 would like to take up the offer of a place in school we ask that they contact the school prior to attending - by giving the school at least a days notice we are able to ensure we are prepared for their return.

 

If you are dropping off or collecting pupils please ensure you arrive during these times and not before - this means we do not have queues outside school.

 

Start of day:

Leaves and Nursery - 8.30-8.45am

 

Year 6 and 1 - 8.45-9.15am

 

End of day:

All classes - 3.00 - 3.30pm

  

Take care of yourselves and each other

Thanks

Virginia

01/06/2020

Hi Year 2,

Hope you had a good rest from any school work in the past week. It was exciting seeing all of you on Zoom just before the half term break. Some of you were shy and it was a bit noisy. If I can learn how to organise and host a zoom meeting, then we can arrange and have a better one in the future.

We are resuming our home school learning from today.

There was one of the activities on Purple Mash that could not open the week before the half term. I tried to sort it out but was not able to do so. I am sorry about that.

Some of you do your own learning projects at home besides what you also do on Purple Mash. Continue to send us pictures of these if you can.

Year 2 Weekly activities on Purple Mash

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Reading

Magic in the Moonlight

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 1)

 

Stars of the stage

 

Jigsaw

 

Magic in the Moonlight

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 2)

 

Miss Dawson

 

 

Pairs

Magic in the Moonlight

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 3)

 

Dusty costumes

Magic in the Moonlight

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 4)

 

Moonlight walk

 

 

Yes or No

Magic in the Moonlight

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 5)

 

Design your own costume

 

Sorting

Grammar

1.Joining words

2.Missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

Maths

Adding up to 20

Arrays

(Division statements)

Counting in 10’s

Addition up to 20

A-fish-metic

Topic

Turtle

Anna Cam, Ned Cam, Nawal, Cam, Paulo Cam, Sam Cam

Character for puppets

 

Theatre Stage

Create a poster

 

Theatre tickets

2 paint a picture

 Information on Reopening of School from the headteacher

 Following my letter on the 22nd May I am able to confirm that Nursery class will reopen from Wednesday 3rd June. Staff will be in contact with parents tomorrow to update you with details.

 

Year 6 will also reopen from Thursday 4th June. Doug and Andrew will be in contact this week to ask if parents require a place.

 

Year 1 will reopen at some point next week, and reception the week after. However, this requires further planning and we will update you as soon as possible.

 

A letter will go out to relevant classes over the next few weeks, as there are some major changes to school routine that will need to be adhered to, including strict opening times. Also check the website for any updates.

 

We respect any parents decision whether to send their child back to school or not - I ask that all parents are able to do the same with one another.

 

Can I also ask that parents are able to respect the difficult decisions taken in planning for classes to reopen. We have been working within a constantly changing narrative. Our plans are now very comprehensive and we are able to ensure that on return, any risk to children and staff is reduced to the minimum.

 

Take care of yourselves and each other

Thanks

Virginia

11/05/2020

 Hi Year 2,

Hope you are well.

Thank you for the lovely work you sent in last week. I also saw some extra work sent to Paul from year 2. I saw them in the zoom assembly. Hope you are trying to sign in to watch the assemblies. Did you watch the assembly last week?

The learning activities for this week are set for you on the Purple Mash web site.

I have set them out in the time table below

Year 2 Weekly activities on Purple Mash

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Reading

Sam and the Wet Dog

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 1)

 

Sam and the Wet Dog

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 2)

 

Sam and the Wet Dog

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 3)

 

Sam and the Wet Dog

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 4)

 

Sam and the Wet Dog

 

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 5)

 

Grammar

1.Joining words

2.Missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

Maths

Sequence Snake (Number facts)

Maths Pairs

Bond to 20

Addition and subtraction to 20

Longer or Shorter

2 Count - Dice

Topic

Coding activity

 

Jigsaw puzzle

 

Create your own rainbow

 

Jigsaw puzzle

Weather person

 

Jigsaw puzzle

Computer programming

 

Sunshine

 

Developing Tray

Animation

Create your own

animation

 Daily Reading

Continue to read for at least 15 minutes each day. It does not matter if you read your favourite books again and again. Just keep reading books that make sense to you.

PE: Just Dance

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=just+dance+Ed+Sheeran&&view=detail&mid=4566DB47D86817708DD24566DB47D86817708DD2&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Djust%2520dance%2520Ed%2520Sheeran%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26ghc%3D1%26pq%3Djust%2520dance%2520ed%2520sheeran%26sc%3D3-21%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D16C3DAF4E18E4762ADA8F882DCDF1F5C

 Take care of each other.

 Many thanks,

Virginia Baron

Year 2 Class Teacher

05/05/2020

Hi Year 2,

Thanks for all the emails and the pictures I received last week. Most of you were very busy with science investigations. It was a pleasure to see your work.

Paul has uploaded them up on Twitter and Instagram.

I have also been checking your work on Purple Mash. I write comments on your work and put it in your work folder. If you can find a folder with your name; your completed Purple Mash work is in there.

I have set this week's activities on Purple Mash. There is a time table below to show the tasks that will appear each day. The activities will remain available until Sunday this week.

Remember to continue your diary writing and also to keep all your work together in one place so you have a record of what you have done during the lockdown.

Remember, it is important to keep reading for at least 15 minutes each day.

 Video link for the KS1 animation competition:  https://vimeo.com/user4786597/review/412121401/d390a6483a

 Year 2 Weekly activities on Purple Mash

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Reading

Poppa Joe and the Red Racer

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 1)

 

Poppa Joe and the Red Racer

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 2)

 

Poppa Joe and the Red Racer

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 3)

 

Poppa Joe and the Red Racer

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 4)

 

Poppa Joe and the Red Racer

Reading (Comprehension

Chapter 5)

 

Grammar

1.Joining words

2.Missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

1. joining words

2. missing words

Maths

Bubbles

(Number facts)

Multiplication and division

Time

Quarter past

Quarter to

Money

Making up amounts to 50p

Numbers

Putting numbers in order

Topic

Air traffic control

Programming

 

Draw and label a face

My Mum

My Dad

Do a piece of writing

What would you like to be when you grow up?

Animation

Create your own

animation

 These are links of webinar organised for parents by Danica

Parent Webinar: Writing and storytelling Wednesday May 6th, 9 – 9:30am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parent-webinar-writing-and-storytelling-tickets-103513748408

 Parent Webinar: Keep up with Maths skills Thursday 14th May, 9 – 9:30am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parent-webinar-keep-up-with-maths-skills-tickets-103514095446

 Take care, Virginia

27/04/2020

Hi Year 2s,

How are you doing? Are you well?

Did you watch the assembly on the internet last Friday?

We have designated this week as STEM Week-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Most of the activities are STEM based.

 I have sent activities for STEM week in an email attachment.

  1. Some new activities on Purple Mash.
  2. Have a look at the links online. Choose about 2 or 3 activities
  3. A lot of the activities are online with a video
  4. Do some drawing or take some pictures.
  5. Send some of your work to me or put it on twitter if you choose to do so.
  6. I am really looking forward to what you have done.
  7. Make sure you have an adult to help with the investigations.        
  8. Literacy: Reading and writing Continue reading for at least 15 minutes each day. Computing: Purple Mash New activities on Purple Mash PE: Just Dance https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=just+dance+Ed+Sheeran&&view=detail&mid=4566DB47D86817708DD24566DB47D86817708DD2&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Djust%2520dance%2520Ed%2520Sheeran%26qs%3Dn%26form%3DQBVR%26sp%3D-1%26ghc%3D1%26pq%3Djust%2520dance%2520ed%2520sheeran%26sc%3D3-21%26sk%3D%26cvid%3D16C3DAF4E18E4762ADA8F882DCDF1F5C

  Take care of each other.

 

Many thanks,

Virginia Baron

Year 2 Class Teacher 

20/04/2020

  Hi Year 2s,

 Hope you are keeping well and have adjusted to the new life of staying at home.

So many days from school. Are you missing school and enjoy being home?

Hope you can get some fresh air as we are having some lovely sunny weather recently.

Most of you are trying your hardest on the purple mash activities.

Remember to keep some of your non Purple mash work together so you can show us whenever you return to school.

 So here are some activities for this week.

Diary Writing:

 Please keep the diary going. Hope it is funny and interesting.  

Mathematics: Keep working at your maths passport. There is also some maths work on purple mash.  

Literacy: Reading and writing A) Continue with doing some reading every day. B) Make a list of the tricky words C) Draw some pictures from the story D) Write a retell of the story in your own words Use your best joined up writing, use full stops and capital letters and interesting vocabulary.

Theme  The theme this half term in on Plants. There is a plant activity attached to this email. Plant some seeds in a pot. You can plant beans even if you don't have any soil.  Put some seeds or beans in a plastic bag, put it near the window sill or in a dark place. Write about what happens. The instructions are attached.

Computing: Purple Mash I have set up lots of activities for you to do every day so look at purple mash every day for a new set of learning on each day.

PE : The Body Coach TV KS1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w  

Spanish Raquel will send some work to you separately by email.    

Take care of each other.   Many thanks, Virginia Baron Year 2 Class Teacher

Easter Update 03/04/2020

Hi Year 2s,

How are you doing? Are you keeping busy doing your activities independently? I am hoping that you are well and can find things to do with your time. I have checked your work on Purple Mash. I liked the drawings a lot, they are so colourful.

Keep all your work together so you can show what you have done during the Coronavirus home learning.

 From next week the Easter holidays will start. Most of the activities here will be for the two week holidays.

 1.Please keep your diary writing going.

My Coronavirus Diary 

  •   Easter word searches (emailed to parents)
  •  Maths activities (Purple Mash)
  1. Grammar work (Purple Mash)

 5.Reading

Continue to do at least 15 minutes of writing each day.

Computing: Purple Mash

I have set out lots of activities to do on Purple Mash but they start on Monday the 6th of April. You have two weeks to do them. Why don't you try some of the quizzes more than once to improve on your last score?

PE : The Body Coach TV KS1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Take care of each other.

 Many thanks,

Virginia Baron

Year 2 Class Teacher 

30/03/2020

Hi Year 2s,

How are you doing? Are you well?

I have looked at some of your work on Purple Mash. Some of you have really surprised me, some of you have tried all the activities. Great!

So here are some activities for this week.

  1. Diary Writing (good for those of you who have to share a computer with your siblings)

Do you remember Samuel Pepys wrote a dairy about the Great Fire of London?

What about you write your own diary about what is happening now.

You write when you have something to write about. Write about what is happening now, that school closed and you had to be home schooled. You can write about how you are feeling and what you are thinking.

Maybe your diary will be around for children to read in the future.

 

  1. Mathematics: Fractions

Investigate fractions:

Use some pebbles, buttons, counters or any counting objects from your home

  1. A) Find out which numbers from 1 to 20 that can be halved. Make a list of the numbers that can be halved and those that can't? What have you noticed about the numbers?

 

  1. B) Which numbers from 1 to 20 can we share into quarters? Use the counters to help you.
  2. C) Challenge: Write 3 numbers that can be shared equally in thirds.

 

  1. Literacy: Reading and writing
  2. A) Continue with doing some reading every day.
  3. B) Make a list of the tricky words
  4. C) Draw some pictures from the story
  5. D) Write a retell of the story in your own words

Use your best joined up writing, use full stops and capital letters and interesting vocabulary.

Theme 

Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfAB4BXSHOA (weather song for kids)

Listen to the song and answer these questions

  1. A) What weather signs do we see on a sunny day?
  2. B) What weather signs do we see on a rainy day?
  3. C) What weather signs do we see on a windy day?
  4. D) What weather signs do we see on a snowy day?

 

Please do not work too hard but do as much as you can. It is better if you can do all your work neatly in one book.

 

Computing: Purple Mash

There are some new To do task set up on Purple Mash. Also, finish off some of the ones you started last week.

 

PE : The Body Coach TV KS1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Spanish

Hola amigos, I hope you and your families are well. This is the work I would like you to do this week to practise your Spanish and Art. Go to rockalingua.com and login using the username: spanish2 and the password: amarillo. Listen to the song https://rockalingua.com/videos/weather-easy-version and use the sheet to decide what the weather is like everyday of the week. Draw and write the weather for each day!

In Art, take the #Rainbowchallenge! Muchas gracias!

23/03/2020

Hi Year 2,

Hope you are all well,  having lots of good sleep and spending time with family. Sorry I have been away but I am feeling a bit better now. Things have moved on really quickly and there have been lots of changes since  I saw you over a week ago. I think it is great that you are able to continue your learning while you are at home. So here are some activities for this week.

Mathematics: Fractions

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/fractions-and-decimals

Go to: Topmarks fractions and Decimals.

  1. Build a Fraction. Practice building the fractions and notice how the fraction is written. Practice with the game for 20 minutes. Start at level 1 and move up to another level when it gets too easy. Then draw the shape and write the fraction to match.
  2. Move onto the other fraction activities if you can . Later you can move to Fraction intro.

 

Literacy: Reading and writing

Choose a story book for the week. Read it a few times for the week.

  1. Make a list of the tricky  words
  2. Draw some pictures that shows the events in the story
  3. Write a retell of the story in your own words

Use your best joined up writing, use full stops and capital letters and interesting vocabulary.

 

Theme 

Go to: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/weather/

  1. Read and find out about the different types of weather
  2. Write the name of each type of weather and what it means. Do some drawings to match your writing.

 

Please do not work too hard but do as much as you can. It is better if you can do all your work neatly in one book.

 

Computing: Purple Mash

There are some To do task set up on Purple Mash.

 

PE : The Body Coach TV KS1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

 

 EMAILS FROM STAFF

We will be emailing on a weekly basis to update you on the work we plan for the class. This will give an overview of the themes covered and may also include links for your child to look at.

 

We will also monitor work on Purple Mash and give feedback where this facility is available.

 

While we are happy for you to email back if you have a question or query it may not always be possible to respond within the same day as we are working on a rota system to teach those pupils still attending school.

 

If we are unable to answer a question or feel that the email is not appropriate we may forward this on to Senior leaders in school  to provide a response.

 

If you work with Maria our Learning Mentor: Wellbeing practitioner. She will be contracting you via phone, email or letter over the next few weeks- just to check in and say a friendly 'Hello' helping support children and families through what may be anxious and uncertain times.

  

Take care of each other.

 

Many thanks,

 Virginia Baron