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CHRISTMAS POEM

Please follow this link to view Year 2 Christmas Poem:

https://youtu.be/nEzbc-PwlzA

 

**Please log in to Google Classroom if you haven’t already done so – all homework will be set on here in the future***

Half Term Homework
Myself and Miss Fives are very proud of how hard the children have worked over this first half term in Year 2. It has been challenging in lots of ways and the perseverance of the children and their ability to adapt to change is a credit to them all. I’d like to thank all of the parents too for supporting the children in their learning at home. Together we can work to help the children catch up on the learning they have missed during lockdown.

Reading
I’ll be sending a book home for over the holiday. Please encourage your child to read it at least 2-3 times. Rereading a text is important as it allows the reader to gain confidence and become more fluent. It also aids comprehension. In addition to this, I have set 2 books on Reading Eggspress – please read these and answer the quiz questions at the end. Remember to turn off the ‘read to me’ function at the top of the page.

Spelling
I’ve noticed that lots of children are spelling High Frequency Words incorrectly in their writing so I’d like all children to practise these over the holiday. We will have a ‘quiz’ when we come back to see how many they know!

Miss Fives Spelling Group

will that this
see for now
he she we
you they all

 

Mrs Marsden’s Spelling Group

went It’s from
said have like
come were there
out what children


Maths
Practise your basic skills on the numbots website.

We have been practising counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s in class. Support your child with this by watching (and joining in if you wish!) to this fun counting song…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yUC1NCFkE

Enjoy your holidays together and I look forward to seeing everyone when we are back!

Mrs Marsden

Homework due 14th October

Hello Year 2,

With all the restrictions in place, how we learn at school is changing all the time. Home learning will also be changing as we will move away from Purple Mash to using Google Classrooms. Google Classroom is an excellent resource that will allow me to communicate with you in different ways and will allow me to see any work that you do at home.

The first step in moving to Google Classroom is to accept the invite that has been sent to you. Each child will be given a log in this week that will be stuck in their reading record;  can you please click on the ‘9 circles’ at the top of a google browser search page and enter your log in details. Please don’t change any log in details.

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Once there, if they can click on ‘pupil’ and then on the classroom tab at the top of the page and hopefully there is a quiz there for you to complete on our class book ‘The Troll” by Julia Donaldson.

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This will be the only homework set this week (other than spellings and home reading). It is important that we all take the time to get used to this new platform so that we can be up and running if learning needs to move away from school in the future.

I appreciate all the support and learning that you are doing at home. I know it isn’t always easy to fit it in but everything you do at home makes a real difference. Any problems then please get in touch. For now, I’m still checking Purple Mash emails so that is the best option if you need to speak to me this week.

Mrs Marsden

Spellings

Mrs Marsden’s Group

The ‘oo’ digraph is our focus  this week; spelt ‘oo’ as in ‘moon’; ‘ue’ as in blue and ‘ew’ as in grew. Be careful that you are saying the correct pronunciation – see the short video below.

  1. grew
  2. flew
  3. screw
  4. smooth
  5. broom
  6. swoop
  7. blue
  8. cruel
  9. true
  10. when

Miss Fives’ Group

Miss Fives’ group have been looking at two digraphs – ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ and the High Frequency Words ‘he/she’

  1. shop
  2. wish
  3. cash
  4. chin
  5. much
  6. rich
  7. he
  8. she

Home Reading

From next week we are going to begin to give reading books out again to take home. I’m sure that you will agree that this is a positive step as it is always better for young children to be ‘holding’ a book rather than just reading on an electronic device. However, there will be rules put in place for this to go ahead safely.

Each child will be given a book every Monday that they can take home and read. This will be collected every Thursday and ‘quarantined’ before being put back in to circulation. Home reading over the weekend will be a book that is set by me on ‘Reading Eggspress’ or they can continue reading on Reading Eggs.

To make this simple and to get in to a routine, I suggest that the children bring their books back in to school every day along with their reading record. Myself or Miss Fives will check reading records each Thursday alongside checking the children’s comprehension of what they have read. Additionally, the online reading will be checked each Monday for reading completed over the weekend.

Please support your child in reading at home as it is without a doubt the single most important thing you can do to support their progress in school. There are lots of rewards in school for regular reading including 3 dojos per day, entry in to ‘Always Club’ and the ‘Reading Star’ award.

Again, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if there are an problems with the home learning. I’m more than happy to help.

Year 2 Homework – due in Wednesday 7th October

Year 2 Homework

Due in Wednesday 7th October

Reading
I am now able to set books to each child’s Reading Eggs account based on their benchmarking assessment at the start of the year. I have allocated 2 books initially for a week. These can be accessed by logging in as normal but then going to READING EXPRESS. At the end of the story there is a ‘quiz’ to check comprehension. Please ensure that the ‘read to me’ button at the top of the page is switched off.

All children are expected to read x3 week however, if they read x5 week (alongside completing homework and staying on ‘green’) they will be entered in to the draw to be a part of ‘Always Club’.

Spelling
Spellings are now on Spelling Shed. Please practise these as the children will be tested on them every Wednesday. Each week we will focus on a particular digraph (2 letters that make 1 sound) and look at the alternative spellings for that phoneme.

Each week the children will have 3 words for each spelling and 1 Common Exception Word (CEW), making a total of 10 words. Next week we will be tested on oa/o_e/oe (all make the same long o sound as in boat/cone/toe).

float
boat
moat
cone
phone
stone
toe
foe
doe
what

English
Log in to Purple Mash. Go to ‘2Do’

Click on the ‘Describe a pirate’ 2Do.

We are continuing to learn about adjectives and how best to use them in sentences. Please support your child to write a range of adjectives before the noun. There are pirates in our class book ‘The Troll’ by Julia Donaldson.

Below are the steps we have looked at it class:

  1. One adjective before a noun– The pirate has a brown hat.
  2. Two adjectives with a comma – The pirate has a smelly, brown hat.
  3. Use ‘with’ or ‘that’ to specify the type of noun – The pirate has a brown hat that has a large hole in it.
  4. Explain where the noun is – The pirate has a brown hat on the top of his head.
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Maths
We are continuing with our place value work. Visit the maths ‘2Do’ and complete the quiz. It is looking at the value of the digits in a 2-digit number. So what is the value of the 4 in 47? It is worth 40 because it is 4 tens.

Any problems, then please get in touch.

Mrs Marsden.

Homework due 30/9/20

Year 2 Homework

Due in Wednesday 30th September.

Reading
Access ‘Reading Eggs’ at least three times a week. Unfortunately, ‘Fast Phonics’ doesn’t count as reading at home as we currently can’t track that in school.

Spelling
Spellings are now on Spelling Shed. Please practise these as the children will be tested on them every Wednesday. Each week we will focus on a particular digraph (2 letters that make 1 sound) and look at the alternative spellings for that phoneme.

Each week the children will have 3 words for each spelling and 1 Common Exception Word (CEW), making a total of 10 words. Next week we will be tested on ie/i_e/y (all make the same long i sound as in pie/time/by).

spike
time
fire
tried
cried
spied
fly
dry
why
come

English
Log in to Purple Mash. Go to ‘2Do’ and click on the ‘Make phrases interesting’ 2Do.

This week we have looked at putting adjectives before a noun e.g. the green, hairy troll (rather than the troll was green and hairy).

Practise putting an adjective (describing word) before the noun (person, place or thing). Then use the words to create sentences. These can be about anything – the sillier the better!

Maths
This week we have looked at 2 digit numbers and have begun to partition (split) them in to tens and ones. So 46 is made of 4 tens (40) and 6 ones (6). We’ve wrote calculations for these 46=40+6.

Visit ‘MyMaths’ and complete the place value work set.

Any problems, then please get in touch via the school office or on the Purple Mash email.

***If your child reads five times in a week, stays on ‘green’ in class and completes all their homework then they may be chosen for our new ‘Always Club’ treat on Friday!***

Mrs Marsden.

MacMillan Fundraiser – FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Don’t forget it’s non-uniform day this Friday 25th September, to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support! Please bring a £1 donation to school on Friday and hand it to a member of staff in your child’s pod at the gate. Many thanks for your support.

Homework due Wednesday 23rd September

Year 2 Homework – due in Wednesday 23rd September.

All children were given log in details last week. If you don’t have this then please get in touch and I’ll resend them as they will be needed for all future homework. 

Any problems then please phone school and I’ll be happy to help. You can also email me via PurpleMash. 

Mrs Marsden.

Spelling
Spellings are now on Spelling Shed. Please practise these as the children will be tested on them every Wednesday. Each week we will focus on a particular digraph (2 letters that make 1 sound) and look at the alternative spellings for that phoneme.

Each week the children will have 3 words for each spelling and 1 Common Exception Word (CEW), making a total of 10 words. Next week we will be tested on ee/ea/ey (all make the same long e sound as in feet/seam/money).

Spellings due 23/09/20:

least
steamy
repeat
feel
jeep
weep
chimney 
money
trolley
said

English
Log in to Purple Mash. Go to ‘2Do’

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Read the ‘Great Fire of London Talking Story’.

Then click on the ‘I have found out’ 2Do and write some facts about the fire that you have learnt. You can draw a picture of the fire or add pre made images by clicking on the ‘clip art’ icon on the top right of the page.

Simply scroll down the ‘history’ tab and choose the images you’d like.

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This should take about 20 minutes so focus on write 3-5 really good sentences (finger spaces, capitals, full stops and conjunctions such as ‘and’ or ‘because’). If you would prefer to write the facts then you can do this on paper and have a parent email a photo of your work to me at school.

Maths
Log in to Purple Mash. Go to ‘2Do’.

Complete the two quizzes. Both are on things that we have looked at this week. The first is on counting in 10’s, where you have to find the missing number in the sequence. The second is on counting in tens and then ones using ‘base ten’.

For example in the question below the second image would be the correct answer as it has 3 groups of 10 (making 30) and 2 individual ones so we can count from 30 – 31, 32.

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Welcome to Y2

Welcome to our Year 2 Class

Welcome to our returning and new children and parents/carers – we are delighted to see our children being able to attend school again after a difficult period and we look forward to meeting everyone and working together over the coming months.

Please come back to this page to see what we will be doing during this term.

Mrs C Fives

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