Year 2 - Robin and Puffin

Welcome to Year 2's Home Learning Page...

 

Hello all,

 

Welcome back to the start of our Summer term!   This half term, Year 2 staff have been excited to plan another 6 weeks of learning with our theme being 'A taste of the Caribbean'  This will be supported through our Literacy work too.  Children will learn all about the life of young boy who travels to the island of Trinidad & Tobago. We will look at the similarities and differences of the life of a young boy in the Caribbean and here in Somerset. 

 

As always, our main platform for communication with parents continues to be Class Dojo so do use this to post messages to your child's teacher.  You can also continue to upload photos of your child's work through their Dojo portfolio.

 

All remote learning will be accessed by children through Google Classroom as last half term.  We remind parents that we encourage children to work on activities as independently as possible & to return work to their teacher for feedback.  

 

Any issues connecting or accessing these platforms, do let your child's teacher know.  We also welcome any feedback as we look to improve our systems so please do get in touch.  A copy of our Remote Learning Policy can be found on our website page.

 

Year 2 School Day:

 

Please note that our school day continues to run from  9:10 - 3pm.  Children should enter and leave through the KS1 gate beside the BACHS centre.  Parents may come onto the school playground but we ask that face masks are worn at all times an you respect social distancing.

 

On PE days, children should continue to come to school dressed in kit.  For Year 2, PE days are Tuesdays.

 

School equipment needed from home:

 

Children may continue to bring a WM bookbag to school.  Please remember, children should not be bringing pencil cases, toys, cards etc to school.  Please ensure children have an outdoor coat, wellies and PE kit in school at all times.  As we need to keep rooms well ventilated through the Winter period, we have also asked for children to wear extra layers.  School uniform is still expected but rules are a little relaxed in order to keep children warm.  Bobble hats may also be worn.

 

Best wishes, stay safe

Miss Curson & Miss Floris

Book Focus:

 

This half term, our book that we will base a lot of our work on, including Commucation, Language and Literacy is 'Gregory Cool' by Caroline Binch.

 

Gregory Cool: Amazon.co.uk: Binch, Caroline: Books 

Our Class Read-aloud will be:
 
 Nim's Island: Amazon.co.uk: Orr, Wendy, Millard, Kerry: 9780141324166: Books
 
 
This half term's Jigsaw puzzle piece is - Relationships 
 
We will be discussing the following as a class:
 
- Everyone’s family is different
- Families function well when there is trust, respect, love and cooperation
- There are lots of forms of physical contact within a family
- How to say ‘stop’ if someone is hurting them
- Some reasons why friends have conflicts
- Friendships have ups and downs and sometimes change with time
- How to using mending friendships or solve it together problem solving methods
- There are good secrets and worry secrets and why it is important to share worry secrets
- What is trust?
 
 
Key Vocabulary: Relationship, family, belong, same, different, friends, qualities, greeting, dislike, like, confidence, praise, qualities, self-belief, incredible, celebrate, special, appreciate.
 
 
Here is a list of useful websites specifically for KS1 children...
 
 
Maths:
 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 

https://www.ictgames.com/ mobilePage/index.html

https:// www.topmarks.co.uk/

https:// mathsframe.co.uk/en/ resources/category/22/ most-popular

http:// www.mathsphere.co.uk/

https://uk.ixl.com/

https://www.stem.org.uk/ resources 

 
CLL:

https://www.ictgames.com/ mobilePage/literacy.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ teach/ks1-english/z67ncqt

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ go/videos-animations- stories-twinkl-go

https:// www.literacyshed.com/ home.html

https:// thereadingrealm.co.uk/ 2020/03/12/free-reading- realm-home-learning-pack- nature-and-animals 

 

General:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary https://www.bbc.co.uk/ bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/ articles/z3c6tfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ teach/primary/zd7p47h 

https://www.gonoodle.com/ 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/ recipes/collection/kids- cooking

https:// www.bbcgoodfood.com/ recipes/collection/no- cook-kidshttps:// www.bbcgoodfood.com/ recipes/collection/kids- cooking

https:// www.bbcgoodfood.com/ recipes/collection/no- cook-kids 

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/ geography-worksheets# 

https://www.britishscienceweek.or g/plan-your-activities/ activity-packs/ 

For more - please refer to the word below for a list of educational apps/resources specifically for KS1 children.