Weekly Update: W/B 08.06.20

Welcome to another new week in the summer term. We hope you had a fantastic weekend, despite the rather rainy weather, and you are refreshed and ready to go again.

Last we picked up where we left off last half-tem by teaching via Purple Mash. We started the week with some new spellings, continuing our focus on key stage 1 common exception words. Alongside these spellings, we completed a number of other learning activities covering Reading, Writing, Maths and History. These have included writing lessons in which we have looked at conjunctions as a whole and then specifically coordinating conjunctions. Maths lessons in which we looked at identifying British coins and used the coins to add and to represent a specified amount. As well as continuing to practice our skip counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In Reading lessons, students were provided with a new chapter of Anna and the Third Leaf, this also included a comprehension quiz to check for understanding. The week finished with a spelling test on the words set at the beginning of the week and with Mr Sinfield reading a story, last week it was Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andrese and Guy Parker-Rees.

The coming week will continue to be packed full of lots of new learning for Year 2s set by Mr Sinfield. Miss Lewis had a fantastic week teaching Year 1s and continues to do so this week.

We hope you have a fantastic week

 

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Summer Term - Week 1

Summer Term - Week 2

Summer Term - Wee3

Summer Term - Week 4

Summer Term - Week 5

Summer Term B – Week 1

Summer Term B - Week 2

 

Weekly Update: W/B 01.06.20

Welcome back to all of our Year 2 students, we hope everyone has had a great half term break and is feeling refreshed and ready to go again.

As you may well know, the start of the half term has coincided with the gradual return of some of our pupil community. As of Monday Reception and Year 1 have returned to school, alongside our key worker community. As part of this process Miss Lewis has been called into action and has started this half term helping Miss Cross and Miss Falkner with the return of Year 1 students. Despite this the home learning work being sent out via Purple Mash will continue. This may be slightly different to what was sent out last half term but I will endeavour to continue to send out work which prioritises key knowledge and skills across a range of subjects.

Please do log on and continue to complete as much work as your family’s circumstances allow. Have a great week.

To view our Year 2 YouTube Channel please click on the below links:

Summer Term - Week 1

Summer Term - Week 2

Summer Term - Wee3

Summer Term - Week 4

Summer Term - Week 5

Summer Term B – Week 1

 

Weekly Update: W/B 11.05. 20

This week has proven to be another busy one. Miss Lewis and I have continued to set Year 2 students work via Purple Mash and has this has included Reading, Writing, Maths, Geography and finished with Mr Sinfield reading the book Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge.

At the end of last week we opened up the 2Mail function within Purple Mash and we have been delighted with the impact this has had. We have heard from so many Year 2 students and it has been great to hear how well everyone is doing and how hard everyone is working.

Next week is the last week of Summer 1, time really has flown by! When we look back on this half term it is amazing how much you have all achieved. Next week Miss Lewis and I will continue to set work so do keep an eye out on Purple Mash.

To view our Year 2 YouTube Channel please click on the below links:

 

Summer Term - Week 1

 

Summer Term - Week 2

 

Summer Term - Wee3

 

Summer Term - Week 4

 

Summer Term - Week 5

 

Weekly Update: W/B 04.05. 20

Last week Miss Lewis and I sent out a letter to Spider and Caterpillar class via Purple Mash. We then asked students to send us a letter back letting us know what you have been up to at home. These letters started our week in the best way possible! It is amazing to see just how much everyone is achieving at home. Alongside this we have set a reading, writing, maths, geography and science lesson on Purple Mash. We are continually amazed at the amount of effort and hard work that has gone into producing such lovely learning at home. Thank you so much to all Year 2’s for this.

 

Keep an eye out on Purple Mash for a computing lesson next week! We will be showing Year 2 how to use the 2Mail function on Purple Mash. This will allow parents and students to contact Miss Lewis and I about their work and will allow us to provide further support when needed.

 

We hope you have a great long weekend

 

To view our Year 2 YouTube Channel please click on the below links:

 

Summer Term - Week 1

 

Summer Term - Week 2

 

Summer Term - Wee3

 

Summer Term - Week 4

 

Summer Term - Week 5

 

Weekly Update: W/B 04.05. 20

 

This week Miss Lewis and I have continued setting work for students to complete via Purple Mash. We have so far set work for Reading, Writing, Geography, and Computing. Across all of these subjects we have been amazed by the work Year 2 students have been creating. It is clear that a lot of hard work is going into it and it is great to see. We have also heard from some who have not been able to complete all the work but have been trying their best never the less. We understand that everyone's family situation is different and are happy with their work no matter how little or much has been completed because we can see fantastic effort within it.

 

Alongside this the teachers at IOE have been very busy. We have in the last week sent a message out to students by taking pictures of ourselves holding letters and pictures. We have also recorded a video performing the song 'All in this together', it is just a little reminder that we are really missing all the students and although we cannot be together in person we are still together in spirit. Both of these videos can be seen on the school website.  

 

To view our Year 2 YouTube Channel please click on the below links:

 

Summer Term - Week 1

 

Summer Term - Week 2

 

Summer Term - Wee3

 

Weekly Update: W/B 23.04. 20

We hope everyone had a great Easter break and you are relaxed and ready to go. As you may well know things are a little bit different at the moment. With the school closed we are using Purple Mash to set students work to keep their minds active and ticking over. To keep up to date with this it is important that you check Purple Mash when you are able to. As Mrs Surtees said in her welcome letter, we appreciate that every student will adapt to these changes differently and just ask that you do as much as is possible for your family. Please do let us know if you are having any issues accessing Purple Mash by contacting the school office.

There are not too many academic subject specific updates for you other than to introduce our new topic/theme which will be integrated across a range of subjects. Our new topic questions is 'Why are some countries hotter than others?'. This is a geography focus which is designed to promote thinking and learning about climate, the equator and countries location in the world among other things.

We will keep you updated on any changes once we know, until then stay safe and enjoy the beautiful weather as much as you can. 

To view our Year 2 YouTube Channel please click on the below links:

Summer Term - Week 1

Summer Term - Week 2

 

Weekly Update: W/B 30.03. 20

Since school has closed we have been doing our best to stay as busy as possible. You should have received the year 2 homework pack sent out by school, if this is not the case please do contact the school office and let them know. In English, we have asked you to continue to integrate our Geography topic of Australia by writing a non-fiction fact file comparing the UK and Australia, we have discussed loads of similarities and differences in class however please feel free to take this in whatever direction you wish. Alongside this we have provided some Youtube links to allow you to continue practising your phonics sounds and have provided you with some common exception words to practise spelling. In Maths, we have provided you with a range of activities which should provide you with plenty of opportunities to practise adding, subtracting and multiplying. In Geography, we have asked you to continue exploring countries of the world and wanted to give you an opportunity to explore countries you have your own personal connection with, perhaps you are from that country or perhaps you have visited it on holiday.

Alongside all of these academic tasks please do take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend time with your family, immerse yourself in a book or even keep yourself active with the help of Joe Wicks.

 

Weekly Update: W/B 03.02. 20

Our half term has continued to be very busy! In English, we have been focusing on newspaper reports and the nonfiction text features they use. We have been using our History topic of The Great Fire of London to plan our own newspaper article. We have been supporting our phonics lessons by teaching comprehension strategies with a particular focus on retrieving key information and vocabulary. In Maths, we have finished our focus of adding and subtracting two digit numbers and have moved onto adding three single digit numbers. We have discussed how we can use our known facts, in particular number bonds to 10 and doubles to help us add three numbers. We have continued to learn all about the Great Fire of London in our history lessons. In our Science lessons, we have looked at why plants are important to humans and the basic needs they require to survive, grow and reproduce.

As of next week we will be sending home a reading enrichment task. This task can completed as part of your reading time with your child and should support their growth in comprehension. Just a little reminder that PE will now take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure PE kits are at school!

 

Weekly Update: W/B 13.01.20

We have been very busy since returning from the Christmas holidays! In English, we have been working on improving our vocabulary. Ask us what nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs are! We have been gathering all our ambitious vocabulary and writing similes to describe fire. We ended the week by using all we had covered to write some brilliant poems about fire. In Maths, we have been working on adding multiples of ten to a given number. For example, “23 + 40 =” or “33 + 20 =”. We have been drawing dienes to help us. We have been learning all about the Great Fire of London in our history lessons. Ask us about the significant events and people we have discovered more about!

Just a little reminder that PE will now take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure PE kits are at school! We will also no longer be doing “Show and Share” after this week, so please ensure any toys/items from home don’t creep their way into school bags!  

What are we learning about?
Curriculum Information Spring Term 1 – January 2020

Theme

History

In History, we will be learning about The Great Fie of London. We will be learning about key historical individuals, including Samuel Pepys, Thomas Farriner and King Charles 11. As historians we will be asking and answering questions about the past, ordering key events in chronological order and retelling the story.

Art

In Art, we will be learning about how we can use our knowledge of primary and secondary colours to bring art to life. We will be using our theme topic, The Great Fire of London, as inspiration. As artists we will be both planning and producing art using a range of artistic skills including using silhouettes, painting and drawing.

Science

In Science, we will be investigating the basic needs of plants in order for them to grow and survive. We will be planting our own seeds and bulbs and will be testing our hypothesis about the basic needs of plants. Alongside this we will explore the important role plants play in the survival and growth of other living things including humans.

English

In English, we will be writing poems about fire. We will be focussing on developing our vocabulary and using ambitious language. We will also be revising our grammar knowledge of different word types, with particular emphasis on nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

We will also be writing newspaper reports about the Great Fire of London. In particular we will be focussing on our sentence structure and spelling.

We will also be writing diary entries, just like Samuel Pepys. We will be focussing on our grammar knowledge of the past and present tense. 

Maths

In Maths we will be revising our knowledge of addition and subtraction. We will also move onto multiplication and division. We will then be learning about statistics just before half term.

PE

In PE, we will be doing gymnastics as well as multi-skills, such as catching, throwing and running techniques.

RE

In RE, we will be learning about Judaism. Our focus question is “How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?”.

Home Learning

Please read regularly with your child and encourage them to read independently too. Write in their reading log when they have read with a grown up at home. Thanks.

 

Weekly Update: W/B 16.12.19

Thank you so much for all your support this term. We have had a lovely first term in Year 2. We will all miss Mrs Bates and wish her all the best!

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