Year 2: Blog items

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 24th June 2022

Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 8:28am

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Another busy and fun week in Year 2, well done to everyone for dancing so well in this years ‘Dance from the Heart’. In English, the children wrote their reports carefully using conjunctions, good sentence openers and vocabulary. We also wrote a story about a giant gummy bear, what great imaginations Year 2 have! We are working on place value and number in Maths, placing numbers on a number line, ordering and sequencing numbers to 100 and lots of work on times tables. In RE, we learnt about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and made lovely promise cards. The children designed their own castles in History. They did a daisy investigation in Science, we got some good predictions. In French, the children answered a question about their favourite animal, then finished their Eiffel Tower pictures by adding some facts. These are so good they'll go on the French display! 

Online Saftey Update - Live Streaming

Many of our children access YouTube and TikTok as their primary source of online content. Live streamers are becoming ever more popular with children and young people.

Live streaming is the term used to describe the broadcast of a real time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console. Many live streaming apps have functionality for interactions from viewers, such as commenting, live chats and sending reactions during the broadcast. 

In this guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as online grooming, privacy & security and online reputation. Also, be aware of age ratings on any platforms you allow your children to use.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and talk about the book. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday (01.07.22). A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet and learning them by calling them out loud. You might also want to try writing them down in different colours for example quality. Learn them in a different order, not just how they appear on the list below.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings:

want                   quality

wander               squabble 

watch                 squad

quantity              quad

squash                 quarrel

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in fours. Write them down as you say them and see what patterns you can spot.

You will have a 2x, 5x, 10x and 3x tables challenge, and an ordering/sequencing and placing numbers on a number line challenge to complete by next Friday on Sumdog.

Sumdog

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Well done to these children in Golden Assembly:

Star – Theo

Bookworm – Leo. W.

Writer – Xabier

Mathematician - Agatha

Super Learner – Eddie

Special Mentions – London and New York tables.

Daily Miler – Cian

We are sorry, it was a busy afternoon and the children did not bring their spelling sheets home. We will send them home on Monday.

We did send PE bags home because the grass was a bit wet and their trainers got a little soggy! Please send them back in on Monday. Many thanks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 17th June 2022

Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 8:34am

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A great week in Year 2, well done to everyone for working so hard and having such an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards learning. In English, the children did some fantastic writing using different sentence starters and planned a recount about our trip to the library. We can see a big improvement in the children’s handwriting and presentation. They should be very proud of themselves and keep working hard. They also learnt about speech, prepositions, the prefix -un and the suffixes –er and –est. We have moved on to place value and number in Maths, partitioning numbers using base 10 and part-whole diagrams. In Art, year 2 produced some lovely Father’s Day cards. In RE, we wrote sorry prayers and decorated them with beautiful pictures. Half the class did some fabulous wild weaving during our outdoor learning session. The rest of the class can look forward to doing it next week. The trip to the library was a great success, the children had a wonderful time doing various activities like making book marks, reading stories and going on a hunt around the library. Hopefully, this will inspire them to read more and visit the local library more. There are some good clubs and reading challenges that are layed on over the summer holiday.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and talk about the book. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday (24.06.22). A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Learn them in a different order, not just how they appear on the list below.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings:

key                      trolley

donkey                 turkey 

monkey                 hockey

chimney                parsley

valley                    journey

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in threes. Write them down as you say them and see what patterns you can spot.

You will have a 2x, 5x and 10x tables, and partitioning/greater than and less than challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

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Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 10th June 2022

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 2:32pm

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Year 2 have had a great week back after half term, it was lovely to see everyone fresh and ready for learning. In English, the children did some great writing about their holiday and all the fun things they did with family and friends. We have started Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and looked at the great vocabulary he uses for his characters. We also read Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena. The children wrote about a bus journey they had been on using very neat handwriting and good punctuation. We are continuing our work on fractions in Maths, finding quarters of shapes and numbers. In Art, year 2 produced some lovely collages and experimented with shape. In RE, our topic is Rules, the children recognised the importance of following God’s rules. They also talked about times we need to forgive and make friends. One of the highlights this week was harvesting and tasting the radish and lettuce seeds we planted during our Science lesson. The other highlight was starting our Castles topic in History. We learnt about the parts of a castle and parts of a knight’s armour. Well done to everyone, we are very pleased with how hard you have been working.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and talk about the book. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday (17.06.22). A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Learn them in a different order, not just how they appear on the list below.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings:

other                      money

mother                    cover 

brother                   honey

nothing                   discover

Monday                   wonder

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in quarters. For example, 0, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 1, 1 and 1/4, 1 and 2/4, 1 and 3/4, 2 and so on. You can play the ‘follow me’ game that we played in class, taking turns to say each whole number and fraction.

You will have a 3x table and fraction challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

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Online Safety Update

This week, our update is focused on how to set up devices for children. Read our short guide below for some useful tips to safeguard young people against online risk.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Dance From the Heart

Date: 7th Jun 2022 @ 3:03pm

Here is the Dance From the Heart video to practise before the roadshow on Tuesday 21st June 2022.

Year 2 Blog Friday 27th May 2022

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 12:32pm

What a great week of learning in Year 2 this week. The children were brilliant in the Queens Jubilee Celebration – the video is on St Oswald’s Tv (YouTube).

English

In English this week the children have been celebrating the Queen. They have wrote a letter to the Queen congratulating her on her 70 years on the throne, designed and described a cake fit for the Queen and a poem about the Queen.

Maths

We have consolidated some of our previous learning in Maths this week including Money, Shape and Time. We have started our new unit Fractions and the children have been finding quarters of shapes and numbers.

French

This week, we practised our French phonic sounds then we learnt the words for the compass points and vocabulary associated with travel to France and other Francophone countries around the world. Je vais en train, en bateau, en avion, en voiture, en velo, a pied. We made these words into a song to help us remember them.

RE

This week in RE the children have started a new topic all about Rules. We have looked at types of rules in our everyday life.

PE

We have had a brilliant day celebrating Year 2 Sports Day today. All the children were great and it was lovely to have all their parents here today. Thank you for coming to support.

 

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. Please remind your child to put their book bag in the box on Monday morning. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spelling

There will be a no spelling quiz next week due to half term.

Maths

At home, count in 5s from a number other than O. These become trickier when you get higher up and then try going backwards for an extra challenge. Try interactive games for your times tables on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=times%20tables

 

Well done to the following children who were all up in Golden Assembly today.

Star – Casper

Bookworm – Luiza

Writer – Zachary McLeod

Mathematician – Holly Parkinson

Super Learner – Imogen

Special Mentions – For great manners – Darcey, Maisie, Tommy and Oscar.

 

Sumdog

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Online Safety Update

This week, our update is focused on keeping children safe when accessing online content. A lot of platforms that our children use are dependent on uploaded content. Due to the sheer number of videos added to these sites, moderators find it almost impossible to stop all harmful or distressing content from reaching your phone or tablet screens. The guide below outlines ways in which you as parents and carers can limit the risk.

 

Have a lovely half term.

Year 2 Team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 20th May

Date: 20th May 2022 @ 12:55pm

We have had a fantastic week of learning in Year 2 this week. The children have shown a brilliant attitude for their Maths and Reading quizzes this week. We are proud of you.

French

This week, we designed and described a cake fit for the Queen’s Jubilee. We used colours, numbers and cake flavours in our descriptions. They all looked delicious.

RE

This week in RE the children have been learning about the Holy Spirit. They created a beautiful picture to go with the Holy Spirit prayer. We also looked at

PE

We have been practising our races for sports day next week. Don’t forget Year 2s Sports Day is Friday 27th May at 2.15pm. Please ensure your child brings a pair of trainers into school for sports day if they don’t already have them in their PE kit bag.

Reminders for next week

Class photos – Tuesday 24th May

Queen’s Jubilee Celebration Day – Wear red, white and blue – Wednesday 25th May.

Sports Day – Friday 27th May

 

Online Safety Update – Below you will find this week's online safety guides on YouTube and YouTube Kids. In the guides you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as connecting with strangers and inappropriate content.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. Please remind your child to put their book bag in the box on Monday morning. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spelling

There will be a spelling quiz on Friday 27th May.

You will have a Sumdog challenge with next week’s spellings to complete by next Friday.

all               ball             call           walk          talk

always       small          wall           fall          altogether

Maths

At home, count in 4s from a number other than O. These become trickier when you get higher up and then try going backwards for an extra challenge.

You will have a subtraction and addition challenge and a times table challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Well done to the following children who were all up in Golden Assembly today.

Star – Theo

Bookworm – Oliver

Writer – Henry

Mathematician - William

Super Learner – Libby

Special Mentions – All of Year 2 for this week’s Quizzes.

Daily Miler – Leo H

 

Sumdog

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Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 13th May

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 10:13am

We have had a brilliant week of learning in Year 2 this week.

The children have created brilliant portraits of the Queen for her Platinum Jubilee in Art using sketching pencils and toning techniques. In Geography the children have compared an Aboriginal family to their own, looking at similarities and differences between the two families.

In French this week, we continued to learn the actions to match French phonics which will help when we start writing some more French in year 3. The children are really good at associating the sound with the action and listening for sounds in words. We continued to learn clothes words through the story Je m'habille et je te croque. They were able to listen to the story and draw the clothes as they heard them - tres bien, year 2!

We have had a big focus this week in English on our presentation and editing of work to make it better. The children are looking forward to typing up their best edited piece. In Maths the children have been learning subtraction and addition with exchanging 10. It has been quite tricky, but the children have done exceptionally well and shown brilliant resilience to try their best and use the steps to complete the number sentences.

Online Safety Update – This week’s Online Safety Update is all about age ratings. Age ratings can be used by adults to make an informed choice as to whether a game or platform is suitable for their child. Below you will find our guide with tips on a number of potential risks including inappropriate content, peer pressure and online spending.

 

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. Please remind your child to put their book bag in the box on Monday morning. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Spelling

There will be a spelling quiz on Friday 20th May.

You will have a Sumdog challenge with next week’s spellings to complete by next Friday.

patting          humming         dropping           sadder            runner             

patted           hummed          dropped            saddest           runny

Maths

At home, count in 5s from a number other than O. These become trickier when you get higher up and then try going backwards for an extra challenge. Try Hit The Button for times table practise. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

You will have a division challenge and times table challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Well done to the following children who were all up in Golden Assembly today.

Star – Freddie

Bookworm – Florence

Writer – Agatha

Mathematician - Tommy

Super Learner – Cian

Special Mentions – Maisie and Leo H

 

Sumdog

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 6th May

Date: 6th May 2022 @ 1:10pm

Year 2 have had a fantastic week of learning. The children are working hard to use their manners throughout the day and follow our Golden Rules.

In English the children have continued the novel Journey and looked at expanded noun phrases to make their writing exciting to read. The children have also read the Visitor and started The Night Gardener where they have written descriptions for Topiary. In Maths we have continued learning about multiplication and division including using arrays to share and group. In Geography the children have completed their fact files about Australian animals. In Art we are focussing on the Queens Jubilee and the children have been learning toning skills ready for the Queen portraits next week.  

Online Safety UpdateThis week’s Online Safety Update is all about a rise in children accessing Roblox gaming platform. This includes children in our infant classes. This week’s guide dives into what to expect your children to find when they use Roblox including any potential risks they may meet. These risks include in-app purchases and chatting to strangers online.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. Please remind your child to put their book bag in the box on Monday morning. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spelling

There will be a spelling quiz on Friday 13th May.

 

hiking

hiked 

hiker

nicer

nicest

shiny

being

shining

scary

scaring

You will have a Sumdog challenge with next week’s spellings to complete by next Friday.

Maths

At home, count in 3s from a number other than O. These become trickier when you get higher up and then try going backwards for an extra challenge.

You will have a division challenge and times table challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Well done to the following children who were all up in Golden Assembly today.

Star – Leo Worrall

Bookworm – William

Writer – Imogen

Mathematician - Bella

Super Learner – Zachary Olorenshaw

Special Mentions – Maisie and Willow

 

Sumdog

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 29th April

Date: 29th Apr 2022 @ 4:49pm

Year 2 have had a great week of learning. We have enjoyed the lovely weather and getting outside for some of our learning.

In English the children have continued the novel Journey and written a brilliant story about their own adventure using paragraphs and great adjectives. In Maths we have learnt about multiplication and division. In Science this week the children have had a great lesson about plants and growing. They used their ‘Working Scientifically Skills’ to carry out an investigation into how well seeds grow in different light conditions. The children have planted some lettuce and radishes and are keeping a close eye to see how they are getting on in our polytunnel. The beans on their table are showing slight differences from last week. We will keep you updated on these! In French the children have continued learning the actions to match the French phonic sounds and also practised the weather phrases through games, songs and a story. The children acted out the story of the Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit in RE this week. They loved acting out the story on our outdoor stage.

Online Safety Update – This week’s Online Safety Update is all about age-appropriate content online. Children can chance upon inappropriate content in various ways, from pop up ads to TikTok or YouTube Videos. In this guide you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as social media, gaming and adverts.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words. VIPERS are available on the school wesite to help with questioning. 

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. Please remind your child to put their book bag in the box on Monday morning. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

 

Spelling

There will be a spelling quiz on Friday 6th May.  

copying

crying

replying

marrying

carrying

flying

tried

trying

drying

skiing

taxiing

You will have a Sumdog challenge with next week’s spellings to complete by next Friday.

Maths

At home, count in 2s from a number other than O. These become more tricky when you get higher up and then try going backwards for an extra challenge.

You will have a multiplication challenge and times table challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

 

Sumdog

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend - See you all Tuesday.

Year 2 Team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 22nd April 2022

Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 9:55am

25 Cherry Blossoms Facts - Things You Didn't Know About Cherry Blossom Trees

 

We hope you all had a lovey Easter Break and are ready for the next 6 weeks of term. We cannot believe it is the Summer term already! The children have had a great first week back and it’s lovely to see them again.

In English the children have started a new novel called 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. The children have explored the beginning of the story and looked at what the pictures are showing us, using inference to detect what is happening. In Maths we have finished our unit on Money and started looking at Multiplication and using arrays. In Art this week we have explored the Blossom trees and drawn them in our sketch books whilst looking at all the details from the tree. In PE the children have started practising for sports day - they are all very excited for this. In Science the children have started a new topic all about Plants. They have planted a bean and are waiting to see what happens to it. In French the children are learning letters through phonics with actions.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. Please remind your child to put their book bag in the box on Monday morning. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

There will be a spelling quiz on Friday 29th April.  

copier

copied

happier

happiest

cried

replied

tried

dried

driest

funnier

You will have a Sumdog challenge with this week’s spellings to complete by next Friday.

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in 4s to 48. Start at different numbers each time. For example, start counting forwards from a number other than 4. What patterns do you see? What numbers do you say each time?

Practise 2-, 5-, 10- and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You will have a money and times table challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Online Safety Update – Please read our guide for TikTok below. In this guide you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as age appropriate content, addiction and in app sending.  

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

Year 2 Easter Blog Friday 1st April 2022

Date: 1st Apr 2022 @ 4:32pm

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Spring Term has been really good in Year 2, the children have been working so hard and making a lot of progress. They looked amazing in their World Book Day costumes today and shared their love of books and reading. In Maths, we have been working on adding and subtracting money, finding change and problem solving. The investigation in Science was great, the children looked at what materials were waterproof or not, and decided which would be the best material to make a raincoat for teddy. They enjoyed ball skills and tennis outside during PE and in RE, we read all about what happened to Jesus during Holy Week.

Reading

Over the holidays please try to read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This should be enjoyable, and help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Maths

Practise 2-, 5-, 10- and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Sumdog

There are no challenges set, however if you would like to play some games, you can continue to access the Maths and Spelling Training sections.

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Have a lovely Easter Holiday.

Solid Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 25th March 2022

Date: 25th Mar 2022 @ 3:49pm

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Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed the sunny, warm weather and it has been wonderful to be outside more. In English, the children have started the novel Mr Skip by Michael Morpurgo and looked at sentence structure and punctuation. We have continued our work on addition and subtraction in Maths. In RE, we read the story of Palm Sunday and the children retold it so well, with lovely illustrations. They have done a lot of Art this week in preparation for Mother’s Day. Forest School has started up again, much to the children’s delight, they made shelters and worked really well together. We are visiting the Library next Thursday, it will include a tour and book related activities. Year 2 are very excited about it because they love books so much. It will be St Oswald’s World Book Day next Friday and the children may dress up as their favourite book character.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

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In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

There will be no spelling quiz on Friday 1st April.  

You will have a Sumdog challenge on tricky words to complete by next Friday.

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in 3s to 60. Start at different numbers each time. For example, start counting forwards from 12 or backwards from 30. What patterns do you see? What numbers do you say each time?

The children looked at number facts to 20 in class. Write down a number, for example, 8 put a circle around it and ask your child to write all the addition and subtraction number sentences they know that equal 8. They may even be able to have a go at some multiplication or division number sentences that equal 8. This can be repeated for other numbers.                                       

Practise 2-, 5-, 10- and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You will have a subtraction challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

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Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Friday 18th March 2022

Date: 18th Mar 2022 @ 3:44pm

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Another great week for Year 2, Freddy Fit came to school and the children did exercises to upbeat/loud music. They learnt about team work and being healthy, there was a lot of fun and laughter. We also voted for our favourite books in the Lancashire Brilliant Book Awards. The winner was… Nappy The Pirate Baby. Well done to all the children who have been reading and enjoying these books, if you have not read one of the books yet, you will still get a chance to bring one home. In English, the children have completed/edited their newspaper reports and we will be ready to start our new novel very soon. They have also written some fantastic dragon stories and poems. We are learning about addition and subtraction in Maths, thinking about using lines and dots (tens and ones) and partitioning numbers to add/subtract them. For Science, we did a live lesson on minibeasts. The children enjoyed looking at the different habitats and learning new things about predatory beetles and pollinators. The tulips that the children drew and painted during our art lesson were extremely good. Keep up the great work year 2.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

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Password: 1234

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In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday. A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practice only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Learn them in a different order, not just how they appear on the list below.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings: adding ‘ies’ to words ending in ‘y’.

flies                      carries

tries                      cries 

replies                   dries

copies                    marries

babies                   families

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in halves. For example, 0, ½, 1, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½, 3 and so on. You can play the ‘follow me’ game that we played in class, taking turns to say each whole number and fraction.

Practise 2-, 5-, 10- and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You will have a true or false addition challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

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Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 11th March 2022

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 12:54pm

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This week’s highlight was our trip to ‘Bring Yer wellies’. The children had a fantastic time and learnt so much. The day was packed with activities like planting herbs, den building, playing on the sand beach and watching our model Tudor Houses burn, as though it was the real Great Fire of London! Year 2 had lovely manners and listened so well, a real credit to the school. In Maths, we have been focusing on arithmetic. In English, the children have written letters to Grandad about the pet dragon and looked at commas. They have also written a crime report about one of the villains in a traditional tale of their choice. Our D.T. day was busy but very productive. The Tudor Houses looked amazing, the children did so well designing and building them. What an exciting week!!

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday. A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Other ideas include breaking the words up and writing them down in different colours (multiply) or think of your own ways to remember the word for example, spell it aloud using a tune or song.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings are, the sound ‘igh’ spelt with a ‘-y’:

cry                      sly

fly                      shy 

dry                     terrify

try                      sky

reply                    multiply

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in 10s. Start at different numbers each time. For example, start counting forwards from 24 or backwards from 39. See if you can count past 100!

Practise 2-, 5-, 10- and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You will have an addition challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

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Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 4th March

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 10:44am

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A busy week in Year 2, the children are enjoying their learning, listening well and asking lots of good questions. They enjoyed colouring Ukrainian flags for our window display. Thank you to everyone who brought in donations for the people of Ukraine, the children felt so happy to help. In English, we have read, The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs! By Jon Scieszka. The children had to decide if Mr. A. Wolf was innocent or guilty and justify their opinion in a character profile. They also wrote some great Wanted Posters, using interesting vocabulary.

We have continued our work on place value and number in Maths. The children placed numbers on partially filled number lines, worked on adding and taking 10 from two-digit numbers and rounded numbers to the nearest multiple of 10.

In RE we learnt all about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and went to Church to receive the ashes. It was lovely for the whole school to spend time together in Church again. In PSHE the children have learnt about healthy eating, it generated a great class discussion.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday. A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Other ideas include breaking the words up and writing them down in different colours (pedal). You could look for words within words (metal)or think of your own ways to remember the word for example, spell it aloud using a tune or song.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings are, the sound ‘l’ spelt ‘-il’ and ‘-al’:

pencil                      pedal

fossil                      capital 

nostril                     hospital

pupil                        animal

metal                       oval

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in 3s to 36. Start at different numbers each time. For example, start counting forwards from 12 or backwards from 30. What patterns do you see? What numbers do you say each time?

Practise 2-, 5-, 10- and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You will have a number challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

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We are looking forward to our class trip next week on Thursday 10th March.

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Friday 25th February 2022

Date: 25th Feb 2022 @ 8:35am

 

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Year 2 have had a great first week back after half term. They have been working really hard and have produced some fantastic pieces of work, a big well done to everyone. The book award books have been a success and the children have enjoyed talking about them and taking them home to read. I wonder which one will be their favourite! In English, we have become journalists and done some interviewing, recount writing and learnt about the third person, past and present tense. We have continued reading the novel, The Boy Who Grew Dragons and done some great descriptipns using interesting adjectives. Our new topic in Maths is place value and the children also looked at time, please ask your children to tell the time now and then at home, especially o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. In RE we read the story about The Last Supper and thought about our Lenten promises. The children did a survey in Science and looked for different materials around their tables, in class and outside. In Geography, we have started our new topic all about Australia. We began to learn the words for some vegetables in French through games and a song. We practised our colour and number words too. 

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.

Spelling

Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday. A sheet will go home every Tuesday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Other ideas include breaking the words up and writing them down in different colours (camel). You could look for words within words (tinsel)or think of your own ways to remember the word for example, spell it aloud using a tune or song.

You have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday.

This week’s spellings are:

camel                       tinsel

tunnel                       bagel 

squirrel                     hazel

travel                        vowel

towel                         jewel

Maths

At home, count forwards and backwards in 5s to 60. Start at different numbers each time. For example, start counting forwards from 20 or backwards from 50. Look at how this relates to the clock and telling the time.

Practise 2, 5, 10 and 3-times tables on a game called Hit the Button.

Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You have a time challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

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Thank you to all those who have brought in cardboard boxes for our D.T project. We will be making houses from 1666 and taking them with us on our trip (Thursday 10th March). 

Have a great weekend.

Year 2 Team.

 

Year 2 Blog Thursday 10th February 2022

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 3:46pm

 

Well done Year 2. You have all had a brilliant half term of learning.

 

This week we have celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week with the theme of ‘Growing Together’.  We have looked at keeping our bodies and mind healthy and how we can look after ourselves. The children have enjoyed coming into school today in their own clothes to ‘Express themselves’.

 

Over half term please read with your child.

 

Spellings – Please continue with this week’s spellings.

We will do our spelling quiz on the first Friday after half term.

 

table

apple

bottle

little

middle

able

wobble

multiple

dazzle

riddle

 

After half term we are doing our D.T (design and technology) unit. This year we are making houses for the ‘Great Fire of London’. For the first week back, please send your child into school with 2 different sized cardboard boxes. Below are some examples of the types of houses we will be attempting to make.

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Please make sure you return your trip slip if you haven’t done already.

Thank you.

Have a lovely half term.

The Year 2 team.

 

 

 

Year 2 Blog Friday 4th February 2022

Date: 4th Feb 2022 @ 1:30pm

Year 2 have had a brilliant week of learning. We have continued reading our novels of ‘The boy who grew dragons’ and ‘The Fox, Tin Forest and the Whale Song‘. The children have written a fantastic dragon description using great and interesting vocabulary, edited their work to make their sentences better and wrote facts about African animals.

In Maths, we have started learning about Capacity and Volume. This week we have looked at what capacity and volume is and measured liquid using a variety of containers to see the amount using millilitres and litres.

In French, the children have learnt the names of some fruits and began to understand that some nouns are masculine and some are feminine in French.  We enjoyed doing the conga to the song J'aime les fruits! You can find the song on YouTube by Alain le Lait if you'd like to hear it!

In Geography, the children have learnt about the United Kingdom and the countries within it. We have looked at the Atlas and used it to find and label these countries on the map.

In RE, the children have continued their learning on the Gospels. The children have described how the Gospels are used by the parish family and written how they can do what Jesus wants them to do at school and at home.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spellings

table

apple

bottle

little

middle

able

wobble

multiple

dazzle

riddle

Maths

At home, spend some time counting in tens from these numbers – 3, 6, 8 and 11. Which number can you reach? Can you count backwards from this number?

Next week we are learning about money. Can you explore coins with an adult? Which coins have they got? What are the amounts of the coins?

Sumdog

Please have a go at the spelling and maths training if you haven’t already. As you know, we set weekly challenges that are linked to the learning that takes place in school. As an extra feature, the maths and spelling training sections will provide a tailored challenge for your child to practise skills, facts and words that they find difficult. Once your challenges have been completed, use this feature for challenge in both spelling and maths.

 

Spend some time training so the program can learn the skills your child needs to work on and practise. 

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Sumdog challenges:

Maths – Capacity

x3 x5 tables

Spellings – ‘le’ words.

Thank you for all your support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 28th January

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 3:58pm

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This week in Year 2 our novels include ‘The Boy Who Grew Dragons’ and ‘The Fox, Tin Forest and Whale Song‘. The children have compared the stories and written which is their favourite ready to edit themselves next week. The children have also written a diary in first person, provided a list of positives and negatives for owning a dragon as a pet and taken part in reading the novel together as a class. Today we were lucky enough to explore dragon fruits which was very exciting! (Luckily no dragons were hiding inside!).

In maths, we have started our learning on fractions. This week we have looked at halves, quarters and fifths of numbers and shapes. We have learnt about all the important vocabulary we need to know about fractions.

In computing, the children have learnt a brilliant song all about how they can stay safe online at home. This week the children learnt about green, amber and red games on tablets and understanding why they can go on specific ones.

In geography this week the children recapped all about the oceans. We then looked at the continents and what they are. The children used maps and a digital atlas to find all the continents and the oceans which surrounds them.

In RE, the children have looked at Gospel readings and explored what happens in Church when the Priest reads these out.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spellings

gem

giant

magic

giraffe

energy

jacket

jar

jog

join

adjust

Maths

At home, spend some time counting in 3s and 4s. Can you count on from any number and see which number you can reach. You could time yourself to see how long it takes you to get to 100, then see if you can beat your time.

Sumdog

Please have a go at the spelling and maths training if you haven’t already. As you know, we set weekly challenges that are linked to the learning that takes place in school. As an extra feature, the maths and spelling training sections will provide a tailored challenge for your child to practise skills, facts and words that they find difficult. Once your challenges have been completed, use this feature for challenge in both spelling and maths.

 

Spend some time training so the program can learn the skills your child needs to work on and practise. 

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Sumdog challenges:

Maths – Fractions

x4 x10 tables

Spellings – ‘j’ words.

Thank you for all your support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 team.

 

Year 2 Blog Friday 21st January 2022

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 1:24pm

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Year 2 have had a great week. We have read many different stories this week including; The Birthday Duck, The Selfish Giant and the Giraffe, Peli and Me. From this the children have worked on character descriptions, predictions, WANTED and advert posters.

In Maths, we have continued our learning on statistics – we have learnt about using and reading tally charts,  pictograms and bar charts.

In French, the children have continued to learn about how to say types of pets alongside a song about pets.

In computing, the children have learnt about online safety and explored the different emotions and feelings we and others may feel when we are online.

In Science this week, the children have learnt lots of vocabulary for different types of materials and looked for materials in the outdoor environment.

The children have enjoyed taking part in outdoor learning this week and have each planted their own hedgerow on the field.

In RE, the children have loved learning all about different religions – Sikhism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. The children have looked at the similarities and differences between world religions and Christianity.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spellings

badge

edge

bridge

dodge

fudge

age

huge

change

charge

village

Maths

At home, spend some time counting in 5s and 10s. Can you count on from any number and see which number you can reach. You could time yourself to see how long it takes you to get to 100, then see if you can beat your time.

Sumdog

Please have a go at the spelling and maths training if you haven’t already. As you know, we set weekly challenges that are linked to the learning that takes place in school. As an extra feature, the maths and spelling training sections will provide a tailored challenge for your child to practise skills, facts and words that they find difficult. Once your challenges have been completed, use this feature for challenge in both spelling and maths.

 

Spend some time training so the program can learn the skills your child needs to work on and practise. 

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Sumdog challenges:

Maths – Tally Charts

x2, x3, x4 tables

Spellings – ‘ge’ words.

Thank you for all your support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 team.

Year 2 Blog Friday 14th January 2022

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 1:04pm

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Year 2 have had a fantastic week and we continue to work hard to follow all of our golden rules every day. In English, we have continued with Leaf and Non-Fiction writing. The children wrote a brilliant diary in first person (as Leaf) all about how he was feeling. In Maths, we have learnt about statistics – we have learnt about bar charts and interpreting them. In PE this week the children have performed a sequence of travelling and balances. The children enjoyed using low levelled equipment to perform different ways of travelling. In French, the children have learnt how to say types of pets.

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spellings

race

ice

cell

city

fancy

face

space

bicycle

circle

spicy

Maths

At home, spend some time counting in 3s and 4s. Can you count on from any number and see which number you can reach.

Sumdog

Please have a go at the spelling and maths training if you haven’t already. As you know, we set weekly challenges that are linked to the learning that takes place in school. As an extra feature, the maths and spelling training sections will provide a tailored challenge for your child to practise skills, facts and words that they find difficult. Once your challenges have been completed, use this feature for challenge in both spelling and maths.

 

Spend some time training so the program can learn the skills your child needs to work on and practise. 

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Sumdog challenges:

Maths – Charts

X2 x5 x10 x3 tables

Spellings – ‘c’ words.

 Please could your child bring in a pair of wellies for next week – we are taking part in some exciting planting out on the field.

Thank you for all your support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 team.

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 7th January 2022

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 3:42pm

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. Year 2 have had a brilliant first week back in school, it has been great to see their smiles and happy faces again. Our novels this week in English are Leaf and non-fiction. The children have looked at features of non-fiction texts and have written some great questions to Leaf the polar bear. In Maths, we have started multiplication, finding arrays as repeated addition. We have explored shapes in the environment in Art this week. In Science, the children have really enjoyed taking part in an investigation all about which ball will bounce the highest. The children came up with brilliant questions all about different ball types including colours, materials and sizes. In French, the children have learnt about how French people celebrate La fete des Rois – the Feast of Epiphany. The children are also beginning to write some sentences in French – tres bien!

Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Spellings

write

written

wrote

wrong

wrap

wrist

wreck

wrestle

wriggle

wren

Maths

At home, spend some time counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s. Practise these times tables on a game called Hit the Button. Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You will have a number fact challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

Please have a go at the spelling and maths training if you haven’t already. As you know, we set weekly challenges that are linked to the learning that takes place in school. As an extra feature, the maths and spelling training sections will provide a tailored challenge for your child to practise skills, facts and words that they find difficult. Once your challenges have been completed, use this feature for challenge in both spelling and maths.

 

Spend some time training so the program can learn the skills your child needs to work on and practise. 

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Sumdog challenges:

Maths – Arrays as repeated addition

X2 x5 x10 x3 tables

Spellings – ‘wr’ words.

 

Thank you for all your support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 team.

Online Safety Update

Date: 5th Jan 2022 @ 11:44am

Too often, children can run rings around their parents when it comes to online safety, but guardians must stay clued up, warns Elizabeth Kitto (prevent education officer for Barking and Dagenham)

While there are a number of important areas of Online Safety, these are the big four.

Filters

Filters are amazing and can set healthy, age-appropriate boundaries for free on any device connected to the home WiFi. These can be set through a phone call to any internet provider and updated as children grow. Updates are incredibly important to gradually increase exposure and allow young people to build resilience as they mature. 

Make sure that you are aware that any devices with their own data sets, like phones, will need their filters set separately. And remember that you can set passwords to override the filter system so you don't miss out on any of the film releases that would be less suitable for your 10-year-old.

Safe search engines

For under 10s, setting the homepage to a safe search engine is an excellent way to overcome mishaps. We have all had a seemingly innocent image search go awry, and by using child-friendly sites like Smiggle, YouTube Kids and KidRex, we can reduce that risk substantially. Some large web search providers do have safe search options but, be aware, these are very easy to switch off.

As for older children (year 6), it's all about reinforcing the importance of responsibility. Leaning over a child's shoulder at all times or attempting to monitor their screens using apps is less likely to create a healthy relationship and more likely to teach them how to creatively sneak past you. 

Algorithms

Have you ever bought a pair of jeans and then been bombarded with ads for jeans for the next three months? That's an algorithm. They collect information and send us materials that will make us tick. While this may be great for our wardrobe, it can create problems regarding echo chambers and fake news.

Reinforce the importance of learning about the world from mainstream media channels rather than stories from social media or news suggestions from their phones. This can build a more balanced knowledge of the world within the home and help you recognise when you or your children are straying into conspiracy theories and bias debates, and instead form healthy informational environments.

Social media

Social media is often the centre of a young person's world and while many parents may have a Facebook account, they may be less au fait with the newer, young models.

For younger children, play around on social media sites alongside your child, learn together how to block and apply appropriate privacy settings to form a positive online space.

For older children, reinforce the message of accountability. What happens on the internet can be difficult to erase. Many young people have no interest in "friending" their parents, and respect of space can build trust, but if you have any concerns, ensure that the parents feel they can have an open a supportive dialogue to air out any worries. 

 

National Online Safety Training Hub

Continue to access all information on the National Online Safety website. You will get access to all videos and guides by clicking the link below and joining free to our school online safety hub.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

We have set up a watchlist which includes some videos and training we think you will find beneficial.

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Christmas Blog

Date: 16th Dec 2021 @ 4:28pm

Welcome to our final blog of 2021!

We have had a fantastic term in Year 2 - well done for all your hard work!

Merry Christmas! 

We hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas with your family and friends.

We will look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Thank you for all your support.

Miss Gravili, Miss Bennison and Mrs Whitworth.

  1,361,770 Christmas Tree Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images -  iStock

Year 2 Home Practice Friday 10th December 2021

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 3:34pm

Image

The children were fantastic in The Nativity, well done to everyone. I am sure you all enjoyed watching it at home together. Year 2’s Christmas jumpers were fabulous today, we all looked very festive and it was great to enjoy a Christmas dinner with crackers. Thank you for all the lovely cards, the children loved to give them out to one another. In English, they wrote their own animal stories, completed their non-chronological reports on owls and wrote Christmas acrostic poems. We have done some quizzes in Maths to see how much the children have learnt so far. They were great at naming 2-D and 3-D shapes and very quick with their addition and subtraction facts. In RE, we learnt about the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary and talked about what they said to each other. We have done a lot of Art and the children designed some excellent repeating Christmas patterns and used different materials to print with.

  Reading

In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an adult or older sibling. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

Please sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it.

Reading books are changed every Monday and sent home on Tuesday. However, if you need to change a book another time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read, and love to read.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the red box ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading - https://www.literacyshedblog.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/ks1_reading_vipers.pdf

Spelling

There will be no spelling quiz next Friday. Please have a go at the Spelling Training on Sumdog (mentioned below).

 Maths

At home, practise number bonds up to 10 and 20 on Hit the Button.

Follow this link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

You have a Time challenge this week on Sumdog. We have not done this in class yet, it is to recap previous learning from Year 1 and focuses on o’clock and half past on digital and analogue clocks.

Times Table challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday.

Sumdog

We have introduced Maths and Spelling Training. As you know, we set weekly challenges that are linked to the learning that takes place in class. As an extra feature, the maths and spelling training sections will provide a tailored challenge for your child to practise skills, facts and words that they find difficult. Once your class challenges have been completed, use this feature for additional spelling and maths practice.

 

Log in at www.sumdog.com

Sumdog challenges:

Time Challenge (recap o’clock and half past)

Times Table Challenge – 2, 5, 10 and 3

Spellings Training

 

Thank you for all your support. Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 team.

 

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