WOW! Week 3 already.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well and enjoying the home learning grids. Each home learning grid has a theme and so if you feel that you would like to go off and research that theme further, please do - go and see what wonderful things you can learn from the comfort of your own home! Also if you have enjoyed a certain activity from a previous home learning grid, please revisit it and complete the activity again. It's a great idea to have a look at other home learning grids from different year groups too, as there are some fantastic ideas for activities there, which can be adapted for year 2. Keep safe everyone!
If you're looking for some extra work, here are some lovely Spring themed Maths and English activity booklets. If you have a printer they can be printed off but don't worry if you haven't, they can still be used on the computer - you can use your Home Learning book to write in.
Tameside Music Service Y2 Music Lessons - Home Learning
Below is a list of some useful websites that you may want to use during the school closure;
Phonics Play - phonicsplay.co.uk
If you enter username - march20 and the password - home you can access the resources for free and with no subscription.
phonicsplaycomics.co.uk Decodable comics to read with many different reading levels available. With the option to print off templates so you can make your own comics.
Book Trust - booktrust.org A selection of story books to read and listen to online.
Oxford Owl - oxfordowl.co.uk A mixture of reading, writing and maths activities online.
Twinkl - twinkl.co.uk Free for 1 month using the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Topmarks - topmarks.co.uk Phonics/reading games online and interactive maths games.
Today was 'Voting Day' in 2H. We all had the chance to vote for which class novel we would like to read next. The choices were Billionaire Boy by David Walliams or Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. With 23 votes, Billionaire Boy was the winner. We are excited to get stuck into a new book this week.
Our class have become proud owners of a selection of "Reading Buddies". We have dinosaurs, dogs, a hedgehog and two sloths and they all have one thing in common . . . they absolutely love being read to and sharing stories with children. This week we have had lots of opportunities to spend time with our Reading Buddies in our newly renovated class reading area, which is now a "Reading Rainforest".
In PE this half term we have been using the apparatus. We have improved our balancing, co-ordination and creative skills. We have also learned how to stay safe on the equipment whilst still having lots of fun.
We received a letter from Biscuit Bear and we found out that the cooking equipment belonged to him. We decided to write letters back to him to let him know that we would send his belongings back to him and as a "Thank you" he sent us a book. It's an adventure story with lots of exciting parts in it.
An interesting discovery has been made in class 2H today. We have found a blue and white tea towel, some small pastry cutters, a wooden rolling pin and some colourful bun cases. We have made some found posters and hopefully we will find out who the baking equipment belongs to.
Our Christmas Show this year is called 'The Christmas Recipe'. Your child should have come home with a costume letter this week, detailing which character they have chosen to be in the play. Please can you provide your child with an appropriate costume for the shows on the 4th (Wednesday) and 5th (Thursday) of December. If you have any problems regarding costumes please call in to discuss them.
Thank you for your continued support.
This week we celebrated Harvest with a Harvest Assembly. Well done to all the brave children who volunteered to do a reading during the assembly - you were so clear and really showed off your reading skills. Others were excellent singers and belted out our Harvest songs with passion and enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone who donated to the food collection - your kind donations will help those in need in our community. Have a look at some photos taken before and during our assembly below.
Have a look at some of our instructions for 'How to make a pirate hat'
Today we used different materials and our creative skills to make pirate hats. Next week we will be writing a set of instructions for "How to make a pirate hat". We will have to think about the different time adverbials we will use, such as first, next, after that and finally and also think about the imperative (bossy) verbs we will use. Have a look at our wonderful pirate hats below. Some of us practiced our scariest pirate faces too!
Today we tested our pirate ships to see if they float. It was a huge success and most of them did float, apart from one which was slightly too big to fit in the water tray!
I knew the children were going to create some great pirate ships when I saw their designs but they have exceeded all of my expectations. What a creative bunch you are!
This week we have followed instructions to make our own Pirate flags.
We had lots of messy, creative fun during Golden Time. We love it when we get the paints out and get our creative juices flowing. Have a look at some of our wonderful masterpieces.
We've started the year by learning all about place value in Maths. We have partitioned 2-digit numbers into tens and ones and used Base 10 and cubes to show the different ways we have split the numbers. These skills will come in really handy when we start to add and subtract numbers in the next few weeks.
Wearing Red for Red Nose Day!!
Happy World Book Day!
We have had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year this week.
This week we have been learning all about division. We now know how to use a division board to divide by 2. We are working hard to make sure both groups are equal. Next week we will be learning how to divide by 5 and 10.
Our class 'Super Tidiers' of the term got a special treat today - they decorated Christmas buns and took them home to eat. Thank you to Ava, Florence, Lexi, Layola and Brooke for helping to keep our classroom clean and tidy.
A massive 'Thank you' to all the parents, carers, grandparents and family members for your help and support in our Christmas Production of 'Prickly Hay' - it wouldn't have been the success it was without you all.
Today, we decorated our class Christmas tree and it really got us in the Christmas spirit. It inspired us to create some Christmas decorations using the blocks too! Look at our wonderful creations.
For Children in Need we 'Did Our Own Thing'. We became teachers for the day and taught each other our special skills and talents. We had a dance lesson, a paper boat making lesson, a Chinese writing lesson and some of the bendier members of the class were taught how to do back bends and the splits. We all brought a donation in to add to the school's total. Well done class 2H!
This week we have been learning about why we wear poppies.This morning we walked over to Ryecroft Park to lay our poppies at the memorial. We observed a 2 minutes silence and behaved impeccably throughout our trip.
We were invited into Ryecroft Hall to look at their WW1 and Centenary display. We saw a wedding dress made from a parachute and lots of knitted poppies that had been made by people in our community (we even spotted one that Mrs Charnock had made).
Our STAR of the week is Oliver. He has been working hard on his spellings, using his Read, Write Inc sounds to spell words with 3 sound. Well done Oliver, We are all very proud of you.
Our COURTESY of the week is Lilly. She always does her best and is such a hard working young lady. We are all very lucky to have you in this class.
In English, we are learning about instructions. Today we followed a set of instructions for how to make a pirate flag. Have a look at our wonderful creations.
In Design and Technology we have designed and made our own pirate ships. Have a look at our masterpieces.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first Golden Time of the year and it was well and truly deserved - what a hard working bunch we are!