Welcome to the Year 2 class page!
Stay in touch! Let us know how you are getting on.
We are here to help with any problems you are having with your home learning.
Debbie Bingle Paula Booth
Owls' Class Teacher Nightingales' Class Teacher
Sandra John Jo O'Connor Askune Sasiain Louise Watts
The LSA Team
Thank you so much for your wonderful videos. We loved seeing your happy smiling faces. We miss you all . Stay safe and well. Keep looking after your wonderful grown ups who are caring for you and teaching you while we can't.
Mrs Bingle and Mrs Booth
Self- isolation and school closure
Please find below some suggested activities . Try putting together a daily plan with your child and work together to select from some of these activities. There are ideas for physical activity and well-being so make sure you include some of these. We will continue to add to this page over the coming weeks so please keep checking in.
We recommend the children spend 45 minutes each day on maths activities and 45 minutes on writing activities. They should read for half an hour each day. They could revisit spellings we have already sent home in their home learning books. They can also learn their times tables and have a go at the challenges on the Timestable Rockstars website.
The children can carry out mini research projects. Here is a list of suggested topics
- Titanic, Scott of the Antarctic, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Blackbeard, Grace O'Malley, Lord Horatio Nelson, Grace Darling, Captain James Cook, St. Lucia, Antarctica and the Arctic, The Caribbean, Burpham, Plants and how they grow, Animal Habitats, Food chains, Life cycles
Writing projects - write a daily diary, write a letter or e-mail to a friend or relative, make a book -non-fiction, write a story, write a desription of what is outside your window.
Reading activities - read a recipe and make it, read something suitable from a newspaper, help an adult with a simple crossword, write a book review, design anew book cover for a favourite book, read to a younger sibling, complete a wordsearch.
Ideas for physical activity and well-being
Joe Wicks is holding a daily PE lesson on his YouTube channel at 9am from Monday. It's on The Body Coach TV
This website has some good audio mindfulness lessons- https://app.smilingmind.com.au Parents have to sign up
Cosmic Kids yoga is a great for 20 minutes of relaxation https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/
- This website has loads of football themed activities for parents to do at home - for Maths and English, but also for PE and Health and Wellbeing https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures
- GoNoodle https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames has hundreds of dancing, strength, 'brainercise' and mindfulness videos
- Mentally Healthy Schools have produced some new materials to support schools and parents in speaking to their children about the coronavirus and also have lots of other resources parents can use to support their children's mental wellbeing https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/media/1960/coronavirus-mental-health-and-wellbeing-resources.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=toolkit
Our Final Newsletter
Take a look below for some fun home learning activities for the summer holidays and a goodbye message from us. Well done for all your hard work this year and have a lovely, relaxing break!
13.7.20 This week's home learning
6.7.20 This week's home learning
29.6.20 This week's home learning
22.6.20 This week's home learning
Look out for a message from us on this week's newsletter!
Once you finish this week's maths tasks visit BBCBitesize and try the Karate Cats game. Go to the Fractions section and try to get to the Gold level!
15.6.20 This week's home learning
This week's timetable to help you plan your learning each day. For the handwriting sessions you can copy out your spellings. In school we have been watching Malory Towers on CBBC during our downtime slot. There are several online exercise sessions you can follow instead of Activate. Take a look at www.phonicsplay.co.uk during the phonics session and practise your sounds using the games. In computing we have had a chance to use Timestable Rockstars or try out the 2code activities on purplemash. We are going to be creating our own circuit training sessions in PE this week. You could use old magazines to make your collage for Art if you don't have any coloured paper.
Visit Times Tables Rock Stars -https://ttrockstars.com/
You will need the school postcode to login - GU4 7LZ
You will also need your individual log in which is stuck in home learning book.
We have set 2x,5x,10x and 3x tables for you to practise.
For your iPad or laptop time, visit https://www.purplemash.com/burpham
Use your class name as your username and year2 as the password
8.6.20 This week's home learning
1.6.20 This weeks home learning
Reading at Home
If you are struggling to find things to read you could try visiting the Puffin books page - there are some good story time sessions to listen to and some free resources aswell as ebooks to purchase.
There is also the borrowbox app where you can access free ebooks.
Access to audio books
Start on the beginners level and chose a topic.
The website will take you through 3 steps:
1.- A tutorial with all the vocabulary.
2.- A quiz.
3.- Some interactive fun games.
How to support your child with reading in Year 2.
Please focus on the following areas when your child reads their school reading book to you. You do not need to comment on each area, every time you read, but focus on a different area each time or comment if appropriate.
Useful comments could be:
- Was able to predict what was going to happen next.
- Noticed that the story was very similar to a book I have already read.
- Explained what had happened in the story so far.
- Was able to answer questions which needed reading between the lines (inference)
What to look for and comment on.
Fluency of Reading
How accurate is the reading.
Can the child read aloud words without overt sounding and blending.
Can the child sound out unfamiliar words.
Can the child check that what they have read makes sense and correct inaccurate readings.
Can the child explain what has happened so far in what they have read.
Can the child make a plausible prediction about what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.
Can the child make links between the book they are reading and other books they have read.
Can the child answer simple factual questions about what they have read.
Can the child make inferences in order to answer questions.
We use a variety of websites in school. If you would like ideas to try out and games to play on your computer at home then visit:
Hit the Button: A fun way to learn your times tables
ICT Games: Maths and English resources
BBC Bitesize: Maths, English and Science resources
Crickweb: All subject areas
SentencePlay: Grammar work
PhonicsPlay: Phonics support - Phase 1-6
Mathszone: Maths Resources and Games
BBC Dance Mat Typing - Keyboard Skills