Weekly Update: W/B 08.07.20

In Year 2, this week we have continued to provide home learning via both Purple Mash and White Rose Maths, and also through our home learning pack. Last week, however has also seen an exciting introduction! Mr Sinfield and I have also been doing some live lessons. In these lessons we have so far covered measuring mass in grams, listening to and answering some questions about one of our Read, Write Inc books 'Jade's Party' and also some vocabulary and grammar tasks as well. We have had some technical difficulties when it has come to recording in our first few sessions however we have really enjoyed the live lessons and opportunity to speak to students from Caterpillar and Spider class.

All of the above work will continue as the term heads towards its conclusion and we look forward to upcoming live lessons on measuring mass in kilograms, a new Read, Write Inc story and some more vocabulary and grammar lessons.

We hope you are enjoying the lessons too and hope to see you all soon

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 with Mr Sinfield Year 2 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. I had a fantastic week teaching Year 1s and continue 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 - Week 3

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 I have been called into action and have 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 however Mr Sinfield 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 - Week 3

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. Mr Sinfield 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 Mr Sinfield 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 - Week 3

Summer Term - Week 4

Summer Term - Week 5

 

Weekly Update: W/B 04.05. 20

Last week Mr Sinfield 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 Mr Sinfield and I about their work and will allow us to provide further support when needed.

 

We hope you have a great long weekend

 

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Summer Term - Week 1

Summer Term - Week 2

Summer Term - Week 3

Summer Term - Week 4

 

Weekly Update: W/B 04.05. 20

This week Mr Sinfield 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.  

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Summer Term - Week 1

Summer Term - Week 2

Summer Term - Week 3

 

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 given you 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 provide you with 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 10.02. 20

As the half term draws to an end we have been finishing a number of units and topics. In English, we have been writing a newspaper article which brings together all of our learning from this half term. Within this students have been focusing on using verbs, adverbs and conjunctions to make their writing more interesting.. In Maths, we have been working on addition and subtraction problems where a number is missing, for example 5+_=10. We have also been adding two numbers which have a total greater than 100. This has entailed students reading, writing and making these numbers. As our topic of The Great Fire of London comes to an end we have been performing a news report explaining all about the fire, the key events and the key individuals. In our Science lessons, we have completed a science report and revisited our hypothesis for what a plant needs to survive, grow and reproduce.

 

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!

PE will be on a Wednesday from January. Please ensure PE kits are in school. Please ensure your child brings in a named water bottle and a bag/book-bag every day. This is important as it ensures reading logs get safely home and returned daily.

Have an amazing Christmas holiday, filled with rest and relaxation (as well as lots of fun!). See you in January!

 

Weekly Update: W/B 09.12.19

Spider Class really enjoyed the school trip to the National Space Centre last week. Year 2 loved the interactive learning displays, the show at the planetarium and the rocket! This week has also been very eventful as KS1 put on our Christmas Production, "Children of the World". The children did a fantastic job. We really hope you enjoyed it. Spider class have been revising their grammar this week. See how many different nouns you can spot over the weekend!

 

Weekly Update: W/B 02.12.19

Spider Class have had an excellent week rehearsing for the Christmas Production. Thank you so much for all your support at home with costume making and learning lines. We really look forward to seeing you at the production next week. We have also continued to work on our addition skills in Maths. We have moved on to looking at the value of coins and have been adding small amounts of coins to find a total. Our main highlight of the week has been visiting the National Space Centre. What an amazing experience! More detail to be included in next week's update!

 

Welcome to our class page!
Spider Class is one of the Year 2 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE on Thursday mornings so will need their PE kits in school.

 

Who works in our classroom?
Teachers: Miss Lewis
TA: Mrs Lambert

 

What are we learning about?
Curriculum Information Autumn Term 2 – November 2019

Theme

This half term, the children will be exploring the theme ‘Space’. We will be finding out about Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake, 2 very important individuals in the history of space exploration.

We will be doing some exciting space themed art projects and even designing and making our own rockets!

We will be learning about the basic needs of humans – Water, food and air and understanding the importance of exercise, food and hygiene. In ICT we will be learning about coding.

English

In English, we will be focusing on our neat presentation and grammar. We will be writing a non-chronological report. We look forward to sharing poems and stories with you about space.

Maths

We will be concentrating on learning about addition and subtraction and money.

PE

In dance we will be learning our routines for the Christmas production. We will be learning fundamental movement skills in PE, for example how to jump, throw and catch and run effectively.

RE

This half term, we will be learning about Christmas.

Music

Year 2 will be learning the songs for the Christmas production.

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.

 

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