Year 2 2020 - 2021

Mrs Stamp

IMPORTANT - If you are off school due to illness or isolation, then our school learning will be available on Google Classroom. However, we have noticed that a few parents are not part of this system, so will be unable to access the work at the moment. To join Google Classroom, go to the webpage (www.classroom.google.com) and enter our Year 2 password 5skywgt   

 If you used this system during Year 1 lockdown, then you are already on the system smiley

 

 

Welcome to our fabulous Year 2!

Our teaching team includes Mrs Stamp and Mrs Glimmerveen who are the Class Teachers,

and Mrs Weatherby-Gocol who is the class Teaching Assistant.

       

2020-2021 - 

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Year 2 is a busy but brilliant year, and we hope to share some of our adventures this web page. 

After a very strange 6 months, we can't wait to see you all in September and get to know you all even more. 

* P.E will be taught on a Tuesday afternoon. Please COME INTO SCHOOL IN YOUR PE KIT on this day. 

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Supporting children at home

Buglawton's Recovery Curriculum has given careful thought to the support that children need - academically and emotionally. Our approach will ensure children will be supported in covering any missed learning and allow them to 'catch up' after COVID stole away half of our year. Your ongoing support from home is greatly appreciated, and makes a massive difference to children's attainment! Here are some ways you can support in short, snappy bursts: 

Reading: It is the expectation at Buglawton that our pupils read every night. This only needs to be 5-10 minutes in a quiet room. Try to ask your child questions about the text. Can they predict what might happen? Who are the characters? Where is the scene set? What are the characters like?

Please write in your child's planner each time you read, so that we know when to change their book.

Phonics: Children need to know all phonic sounds in Year 2. They will be sent home with a sheet of the phonic sounds and should practise a quick recap of these sounds regularly. Perhaps something to do over breakfast? For example, 'ph' - what is this sound? Can you tell me 3 words that have the 'ph' sound in?

 Phase 3 sounds        Phase 5 sounds

Spellings: Spellings will be learned using the online app Spelling Shed. The children will have usernames and passwords where they can go online and learn their spellings in a fun and exciting way. There will have a mini quiz on a Friday.

Times table Rockstars and Numbots: Use the same password. You should have these from Year 1 but we will resend them in September in your new reading/communication planners.

Parents Evening Documents

During our Parents Evening this week we may refer to some of the below documents. Please look through them and utilise at home if you're able smiley

Phonics Practice Sheets

Phase 3 sounds

Phase 5 sounds

Cursive Letter Formation

Year One Level Addition and Subtraction

Year Two Place Value and Number Booklet

Many children are doing an INCREDIBLE job reading at home - we are beyond proud so thank you for your continuing support! Lots of children are so enthusiastic that they read all of their book in one evening. We are trying to encourage children to read not just for fluency but also for understanding, so we are encouraging the children to keep their books for 2-3 nights, but complete some follow up learning if they have already read the whole book. This could include a factfile about something they've learnt, a poster advertising the book to other children, a comic strip depicting some or all of the story, or a character close up, where the children take their favourite character and draw/write about them.

Our Learning Journey

Week six

We aren't sure where the last 6 weeks have gone! Time is flying by, and we hope the children are enjoying school as much as we are. 

In Maths, we have moved on from the Place Value unit, and we are beginning to explore Addition and Subtraction. You can continue to support children at home by strengthening their key Maths knowledge; practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and units (for example, 25 has 2 tens and 5 ones), saying the number one more or one less than a number between 0 - 100. All of these skills prepare children for strong steps going forward. 

 

In Literacy we have continued to explore the mysterious creature spotted in Buglawton! Mrs Chapman advised us that it could be a BOG BABY - so we read through the book and linked the clues together. 

Image result for Bog Bbaby

 Children have spent time using adjectives and verbs to describe a Bog Baby, and then practised using these in sentences with capital letters, full stops and even some commas! Look out next week for children's very own Bog Baby creation laugh

 

Many children are doing an INCREDIBLE job reading at home - we are beyond proud so thank you for your continuing support! Lots of children are so enthusiastic that they read all of their book in one evening. We are trying to encourage children to read not just for fluency but also for understanding, so we are encouraging the children to keep their books for 2-3 nights, but complete some follow up learning if they have already read the whole book. This could include a factfile about something they've learnt, a poster advertising the book to other children, a comic strip depicting some or all of the story, or a character close up, where the children take their favourite character and draw/write about them.

 

Week five

Some of you at home may have heard about the mysterious creature that was spotted around Buglawton over the weekend, leaving blue, sparkly trails everywhere it went...

WELL, we found evidence of it ON OUR SCHOOL GROUNDS TODAY! The excitement was overwhelming! 

What could it be? Why is it around Buglawton? Is it lost?! We jut don't know... but a few children think they spotted a tentacled creature in the trees! 

     

Week four

It's been another busy week in Year 2, this week completing lots of start of the year assessments. The children have has an extremely positive and try-hard attitude towards these, and surpassed our expectations in terms of their attitude towards multiple tests! 

In Computing, the children have been focusing on E-safety. We have discussed who we can talk to if we have a problem when we are online, and we also discussed our 'digital footprint', and the fact that the internet remembers everything. 

In Science, the children are learning about the 'Uses of Materials'. This week, they focused on learning the tricky vocabulary such as 'translucent', 'opaque', 'flexible' and 'rough' etc. I wonder if they can spot any different materials in their house? 

This week we have sent home some phonics practice sheets. The children will be taking the official Phonics Screening Test before Christmas, and will be expected to read a range of real and nonsense words. The official pass rate is 32/40, and with your support from home we are confident that most children will pass laugh Encourage children to take their time (there is no time limit on the test), to spot the tricky digraphs and trigraphs, make sure that they aren't confusing b's and d's or adding 's' onto the end of words!   

 Phonics Practice Sheets

Week three

The children are now into the swing of our routine and settling in well. As well as working hard at school, many children are completing their home learning activities regularly, which is AWESOME! We have launched Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars and Numbots this week, and are urging children to have a little time on these apps at home if possible, as it really supports their in-school learning. 

The children pictured below earned a special certificate from Miss Kennerley today for outstanding efforts in Home Learning since we returned 3 weeks ago - they've read nearly EVERY DAY! Wow, well done guys laugh

Well done to all children for their efforts at home. We know time is precious after school and work, and we appreciate every effort from parents and grandparents to support learning! yes

Week two 

Another fantastic week had by all in Year Two! Mrs Glimmerveen has been very impressed with children's efforts in Maths, where they have been exploring Place Value in two digit numbers. Mrs Stamp has been amazed at children's writing too! We learnt all about adjectives, then described  an animal of our choice for our 'All About Planet Earth' book. See some amazing writing below!

                 

Aren't they amazing! laugh

Week one

First day back! 

What a fantastic day we've all had! We are SO PROUD of the children's incredible bravery and resilence at their return to school this morning - not a wobble at all! We've spent the day getting to know each other, talking about feelings and making 'Feelings Monsters' (see pictures below!), playing games in the hall and crafting. The children ALL ended up on the Shout Out Board for our target of 'Being smiley', so we ended the day with an AMAZING 3 minute disco. If they don't sleep well tonight, they never will...!!! 

                          

Friday 4th September

We can't tell you how proud we are of the children this week. They have walked into school every morning like they've never been away, with a positive attitude and enthusiasm to be at school! As teachers, we weren't sure whether we would be 'teaching' this week, or just helping the children adapt, but the Year Twos have been amazing; enjoying Maths challenges and making us WOW with some incredible summer holiday sentences laugh

We are busy completing initial assessments on reading, Maths and phonics, so please bear with us while we try really hard to get book bands accurate. Children have been told about a special 'prize' that is available to those who read every night at home, so if they seem extra enthusiastic that could be why! We know life is busy, but even if you could read 2 pages, every little helps! 

Have a fab weekend

 

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