Welcome to Year 2
Weeks 3 & 4 - Easter Break
Well done, we've made it to the Easter Break. I won't be posting here every day but I thought it would be useful if I put a summary of some of the sites you could continue to use during the break if you want to.
Please make sure you do plenty of fun activities such as the ones suggested in your pack and others you can think of .
You might like to try this time capsule activity
Week 3 - Alphabet - Can you make an alphabet of animals?(make it trickier by sticking to just mammals if you like.)
Week 4 - Alphabet - Can you make an alphabet of food?
Please feel free to send me pictures of any activities you have done if you would like me to see them.
Friday 3rd April
Hello everyone. So we have reached the last day of the spring term.
Your English work today was included on yesterday's sheet and your maths work is to do the next of the Whiterose maths lessons. (See Tuesday's link for details)
I won't be posting individual lessons over the next two weeks. However, later today I will put some suggestions that you might wish to do if you are looking for ways to keep busy over the Easter break. Sadly, you won't be able to do all the things that you normally do in the holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. You just have to be creative and use your imagination.
I hope that you are all keeping well. It's very strange not to see you every day, but I have enjoyed seeing your work when your parents have sent me photographs of it. I'm very impressed that you are working hard and learning even when you can't come to school.
Thursday 2nd April
MC grammar live link is below
I hope that I have better luck putting the work on here today.
I have combined Thursday and Friday's English onto one sheet.
For maths I would like you to use the Whiterose lessons that I linked on Tuesday 31st. If you haven't started them yet, just go to Week 1 and the first lesson. If you have already done the first lessons, then do the next lesson. I think these lessons are good because they teach you what to do as well as giving you work to practise. We have already covered these objectives in Year 2 but it is worth going over it again as fractions are an important part of maths and if you understand fully now it will be much easier as you go into Year 3.
I would love to see some of your writing when you have done it. I think this is a funny picture and I might even have a go at writing about it myself this time.
Just before I go...did you know that Otto has now got a new baby sister? Now there are two people in the class with new babies in their families, Sam and Otto. I think they are going to be extra busy helping their mums and dads with the babies.
Wednesday 1st April
MC Grammar alert!
For all those of you who have been struggling to open my grammar sheet let me tell you a much better place to look for a grammar lesson.
Look on YouTube for MC Grammar live
Today MC Grammar taught all about nouns - proper nouns, common nouns and pronouns. Have a look at it.
On Friday his live lesson is about adjectives. You can learn his grammar songs to help you before Friday's lesson.
It's well worth a watch. Tell all your family too. It's for all ages.
Oh dear! You must think I've been playing an April Fool's trick on you. I have not put the English link on properly. I am working on trying to fix it. In the meantime, I think the maths links work.
Today is April Fools day. See if you can catch out someone in your family with a trick...but hurry you are supposed to play the trick before mid day.
I can hardly believe that it is mid week already. I hope that you are all doing really well and enjoying spending a lot of time with your lovely families.
Today's activities are in the link below.
If you want to try something different. I have heard that a funny teacher called MC Grammar is about to start doing daily You Tube lessons. Why not check them out. Let others know if they are good.
I'm sure that most of you will have finished your school reading book by now. If you lots of your own books you will have plenty to keep you busy with reading, but if not, I strongly recommend you read the ebooks at the following site.
You can register for the site and then you can access ebooks that are written for your age. The books also have some little activities that you can do. I have just read the story of Rumpelstiltskin which was one of my favourite stories when I was your age. But there are lots more to read there including non-fiction books.
I am also going to set an alphabet challenge each week. Write the alphabet in your home working book...then look for something that begins with each letter.
This week's challenge is to find the name of a tree for as many of the letters as you can. I'm guessing there won't be tree names beginning with x or even q but perhaps I'm wrong. Who can find tree names for most of the letters?
Tuesday 31st March
Hello everyone. I hope that you are all well. I have put a link with today's activities and also for some maths lessons you can use from Whiterose. These lessons look really helpful so please use them if you can.
I realise that not everybody will have access to a printer to print out work that has been set, so I'm searching for alternatives to help.
I have had a look at the classroom secrets website, You can join something called Classroom Secrets kids for free and access some online maths, English and history games which are directed at each year group. The maths seems to be mainly multiplication, and some of you might be better to look at the Y3 maths games if you are already confident with x10, x5 and x2 but the website is definitely worth a look. You have to register with the website so a bit of help from parents is needed to get going but it is all free.
Hope this helps
Monday 30th March
Dear Year 2,
I hope that you are all feeling well. I have put a reading and maths activity here for you. Don't forget that you can do some different things if you cannot print these activities. You can use numbots or TT rockstars to practise your maths, you can do some writing with Jane Considine's 'Super sentence stackers' or you could even write a book review about a favourite story explaining who the characters were, summarising what happened and recommending the book to others.
I liked seeing the stories that some of you had written about the Dinosaur in the sea last week. I hope that some more of you will send me pictures of your work this week.
Don't forget to use Joe Wicks P.E teacher or the Fitter Future workouts to get some exercise..
Keep smiling and having fun
Friday 27th March
The link I put up yesterday ready for today disappeared so here it a little late today.
Thursday 26th March
Good morning Year 2. I'm sure that all of you that have gardens to play in have been enjoying the lovely sunshine over the last two days. I think it's going to get a bit cooler but hopefully the warm sun will be back again soon.
I have given you some maths and English for tomorrow...the English is story writing, but if you have been writing with Jane Consodine and the super sentence stackers you can do that instead.
If you look at the link below you will see that I have given you a picture with a ferocious looking dinosaur to write a story about. Don't forget you can photograph your work and ask mum or dad to email it to me if you would like to show it off. Perhaps I might even be able to post a good one on here so that your friends can see it too.
Have a good Thursday,
Wednesday 25th March
Hello Year 2,
I hope that you are all well. I' ve been busy all day looking online for things that you can do to keep learning. I hope that you are doing some. I had a go at some of the BBC teach supermovers maths dances but I got rather out of puff. I have suggested to Mr Smith that he learns Mr Pumpernickel's dance so he can do it for us when we are all back at school one day. Have a look at the dance and try to imagine Mr Smith doing it!
Wednesday is always grammar and spelling day in year 2 so your English work is all about using subordinating conjunctions - can you remember them? They are on the worksheet attached. I have also put some handwriting sheets which are also useful to help with your spelling. Don't try to do all the sheets at once. Take your time and do one a day...or even half a day.
In maths we are moving from addtion to subtraction
I have looked on Youtube and found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKxQ33KcRWQ
It teaches you about subtraction and will be useful for the next couple of day's work.
New ideas for maths
Before you begin your maths activities why not go on line to BBC teach supermovers...there are lots of maths songs and dances there.
I suggest counting with John Farnworth, number bonds with Martin Dougan and money with Mr Pumpernickel for this week and next.
Click on the blue links to open the set tasks for English and maths each day.
Recommendations for some online English teaching
Dear Year 2
I have just found something on Youtube called:
Jane Considine – Super sentence Stackers
Every day Jane is going to teach some writing. She seems to be a lovely, friendly lady who will show you how to write really good sentences and give you the opportunity to share your writing with other people.
You are also welcome to send me some of the writing …take a photo and attach it to an email.
For the children in Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Petrou’s phonics group
Ruth Miskin Training -
There will be phonic lessons each day, teaching Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds. Each lesson remains there for 24 hours, but then will disappear.
You definitely don’t need to do the Set 1 sounds and probably not the set 2 sounds, but you might find the set 3 sounds useful to practise.
I haven't included links to these but they are easily found on Youtube if you search for the names
This is the space where I will be publishing work for each day. Please don't forget to use the work that I sent you after parents evening as this is really useful for reinforcing all that we have covered in Y2 so far. If you don't already have this pack you can get a free login to Twinkl and download it directly from there. Look for Key Stage 1 SATs survival. There are two maths ones, one grammar one and one for reading.
If your child finds the work overly challenging it is fine to access the work for Year 1 (or if they find it too easy they might want to try some Year 3 activities) but it's best to stick to the Year 2 work if you can.
Keep learning and even more importantly, keep strong and healthy.
Old MacDonald Had A Farm...
Year 2 have been learning about food and where it comes from. We visited Old Macdonad's farm in Essex to see the farm animals that provide so much of our food. There were also some animals that we definitely would not like to eat such as owls, wallabies, otters and even meerkats.
In the morning we had fun walking round the farm seeing all the animals and then playing in the wonderful sand pit. Later on, the staff at the farm taught us about some of the animals and they allowed us to touch and feed some of them. Some of us were brave enough to throw mealworms to the meerkats!
We washed our hands well before we had lunch because we had been touching the animals. Then we enjoyed our lunches.
After lunch we had time to go on all the exciting attractions at the farm such as the helter skelter, the train rides and the carousel.
Before we knew it, it was time to go back to school.
What a wonderful day out we had!
Aliens return to Ladbrooke...luckily they come in peace!
It seems that Ladbrooke has more than its fair share of alien invasions. One spaceship full of aliens visited in December for our Christmas show and now another bigger group has arrived at the beginning of January. While they were here, they took the opportunity to learn lots about human life. They took part in a singing assembly and they liked the singing so much that they stayed in the hall to dance their strange alien dances when the singing was over.
Some of them put on their invisibility cloak and crept silently around the school...taking great care not to disturb the large and rather scary humans in Year 6. The children of year 5 were kind enough to explain what their little pots of equipment were...wooden sticks called pencils and pens and rulers that the aliens thought were weapons.
Back in the Year 2 classroom the aliens learnt to write using human writing and then they even did some human multiplication. If one alien has 4 tentacles, how many tentacles will their be on 5 aliens?
The aliens were very confused at lunch time because they had chosen a red or green lunch. As one of them pointed out, none of the human food was actually red except for the ketchup.
After lunch the aliens drew pictures of their friends at home using oil pastels. You can see their lovely works of art at the end of the corridor on the way to the Key Stage 1 classrooms.
Now that the aliens have returned to their planet, all we have left is these pictures. See if you can recognise some familiar faces.
We want to tell the Universe the Good News...
Year 2 worked together with Year 1 to present our wonderful Christmas Show called Christmas with the aliens. In our show some aliens crashed on. They met some human chidren and when they had both got over their surprise, the children invited the aliens to visit their school. At school the children were practising their nativity play and so the aliens learnt the good news about the birth of Jesus. They eventually fixed their spaceship and took of to tell the whole universe about the birth of baby Jesus.
Here are some photographs of us all in action.
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