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Y2 Closure Update!

Dear Y2 Parents and Children,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It seems such a long time since we closed the school for a short while and now know the school will be closed for another 3 weeks! I am missing you all and think about you daily and how you are all getting on. 

By now, I am sure many of you will have completed your packs and are looking for new challenges to occupy your days. To support your learning at home, please find below a page of useful online resources school has put together to access during this time.

Also remember to continue with daily reading and writing activities, even if it's just a sentence or two. Within all homework packs for Maths, there was a list of end of year expectations, Timestable Rockstars on a daily basis would really help with instant recall of multiplication and division skills.

 

Stay safe and take care of each other.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Best wishes

Mrs Strode

                            New Useful Resources

Please find below some additional resources and websites to support families during these difficult and uncertain times.

 

LCC’s Early Help Team have created a blog for families.

 

https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/parenting-through-covid-19/.  

 

The blog covers the following areas;

 

  • Local Organisation Support - CAMHS
  • Top Tips
  • Parenting Guides
  • Pregnant or New Mums
  • Home Learning
  • Museums and Places to visit online
  • Make Time To Play
  • Ideas for Playing Together
  • Six ways to maintain a routine
  • Managing your own Wellbeing
  • Employment Opportunities

 

The NSPPC have re-shared their online safety resources for families:

 

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/resources

 

Other key resources:

 

UK Government online educational resources:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources

 

Online reading resources:

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/?q&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1#!?q=&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1

 

 

A book about Coronavirus for children - Illustrated by Axel Schefler

Google Classrooms Information

 

Hello everyone.  Below is the PDF document which has all of the children’s login and password details for them to log into the class’ Google Classrooms.  We really hope you enjoy having a go at logging in and completing the work or tasks given. They will really help you while we are unable to be in school.

 

If you are struggling with logging in, please click on the following link to watch a video on how to access the Classrooms.

 

https://www.stnicholasliverpool.co.uk/google-classroom-information/

Google Classrooms login and passwords

Google Classrooms - Classroom CODES

 

Below are the codes you will need to input to gain access to the Classrooms (again if unsure what to do – watch the video in the link above)

 

The class codes for each of the year 2 classrooms are:

 

English classroom: 2disciu

 

Maths classroom: 7buqjdl

 

Other subjects classroom:

 

Science: 7s6qpag

 

 

Y5 Art Competition - Please Vote!

Just before school closed, some of our Y5 children entered an Art competition. Please support our school by voting for one of our Y5 children following the link below.

 

http://schools.dot-art.com/school/index/name/st-nicholas-catholic-primary

 

 

Welcome To Our Year 2 Class Page

Thank you for visiting our Y2 Class Page, we hope you enjoy looking through our learning journey and finding out all about us and the exciting work we do. Y2 are enthusiastic, eager to learn and are supportive to one another. We celebrate our differences and together we achieve our best.

 

Y2 are taught by Mrs.Strode and supported by Mrs. Braithwaite.

 

P.E. is on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children need to have in school their P.E. kit which consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings and black P.E. pumps, all clearly named.

 

Homework is sent home on a Friday to be returned on Tuesday. It is always linked to the work the children have been doing during the week so parents can support their child at home.

 

Reading books need to be brought into school everyday and home readers are changed on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Reading daily at home is highly recommended, it is an opportunity for children to secure their word recognition and understanding of the books they read. Please ensure diaries are signed to indicate a book has been read at home.

 

In addition to weekly homework, children in Y2 need to have a good grasp of the times table x2, x5 and x10. Please support your child in learning these so they have a quick mental recall of these facts.

There are some excellent websites which we use in school to support learning. Your child will have their password stuck into their reading diary.

 

SCHOOL CLOSURE

As school is now currently closed, I hope all parents were able to pick up a learning pack to support your child's learning at home.

Below are some of the websites suggested in the pack and the covering letter explaining some of the activities your child could work through during the closure.

My thoughts are with you all and I hope to see you very soon.

Take care and best wishes.

Mrs Strode x

Thursday 9th January

Today, Y2 have been using 2Paint to recreate the work of Impressionist artists such as Monet, Degas and Renoir. They all did a fantastic job using the different brush sizes, colours and water effects.

Monday 6th January

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

 

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and a well deserved rest. The children came into class today with lots to tell and enjoyed sharing their holiday stories with the class.

After a busy morning, we started our new Science topic all about 'Materials' where children had to identify the objects and what they were made from. There were some very interesting suggestions from the class smiley

Friday 11th October

Maths Homework - This week we have been using the apparatus to add one and two digit numbers. Work has been stuck into each child's book either adding together one digit numbers or two digit numbers and children need to show their working out.

 

English Homework - This week we have been looking at non-fiction books about animals. For homework, children have been asked to draw their favourite animal with labels and write a few sentences about it.

Friday 4th October

Maths homework this week is online using MyMaths. All children have their individual logins from earlier this term.

 

English homework has been stuck into the children's books and is a reading comprehension or match words activity.

Wednesday 2nd October

Today, Y2 have shown what fabulous artists they are by sketching an enlarged self portrait. I'm so proud of you Y2!

Friday 27th September

English Homework

This week, the children have been writing letters based around the book 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne. Today's homework is to write a letter as Hannah to the zoo keeper. In the letter, explain how much fun you had at the zoo but how you felt the animals looked a bit sad. Suggest ways to make the animals happier e.g. putting swings or a play area in their cages, different foods, other friends etc. I'm sure everyone will have lots of great ideas!

 

Maths Homework

This has been stuck in the homework book. We continue to order numbers to 100 and look at place value.

 

In Y2 this week, we have been using different apparatus to partition numbers and when using the computers, children were able to change the background and characters on a computer program. As part of our art work, we have been blending pastels to make different tones of colour.

Friday 20th September

What another busy week! The children have worked hard on their counting in 2s, 5s and 10s in Maths. In English, we continue to look at the book 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne and have made puppets and retold the story verbally. 

 

Children have brought home their English homework today. Please support your child in describing the character of the Gorilla, what he looks like and also his behaviour, giving examples from the story.

 

In Maths, we have sent home a new login for MyMaths where the children can access their homework online. Passwords have been attached to the front cover of the English homework books. Please remove this sheet and keep it somewhere safe at home. I'm sure the children will enjoy working through their homework online.

 

 

Monday 16th September

What a fun start to the week! Children from Y1 to Y6 were treated this morning to an amazing performance of Pinocchio by a theatre company who visited our school. The performance had the children spellbound and the teachers too!

Friday 13th September

An amazing first full week back for the children after the long summer break. The children in Y2 have settled extremely well and are picking up new routines quickly. I look forward to getting to know individual children better in the coming weeks.

 

Homework has been given out to all children today and their Maths and English homework books need to be returned by next Tuesday. Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday providing parents/carers have signed the Reading Diary to indicate the book has been read at home.

 

Please enjoy the following pictures of what Y2 have been doing this week!

Welcome Back Y2

Class of 2019-2020

Tuesday 4th June

Today, the children were an investigation in Maths to see which packet of chocolate had the most number of chocolates in it. The children had to first count the chocolates in each bag and record the information in a tally chart, they then presented this information in a bar graph. Hmmm...I wonder what happened to the chocolate after that???wink

In the afternoon, children were introduced to the artwork of Piet Mondrian and had a go at recreating some of his abstract work using the computer.

Monday 3rd June

Welcome Back!!!

Today, Y2 have started reading their new book in English - James and the Giant Peach.

After reading a few of the chapters we had a go at acting out some scenes with Aunt Sponge, Aunt Spiker and James. The children had lots of fun being bossy!

 

 

 

 

Homework

Maths - Children have different worksheets consolidating simple multiplication and division facts.

 

English - Today your child has brought home a reading comprehension to complete. Please ensure your child writes the answers in their English homework book.

 

Spellings for each group are below. Please support your child in learning their spellings for a spell check next Thursday.

 

This week, Y2 are looking at measuring using different units. If you go shopping this week, it will be an excellent opportunity to point out the weight of different foods and how much liquid bottles hold.

Homework this week: Friday 25th January

 

Maths - We have been looking at fractions of both shapes and numbers. Children have differentiated work looking at finding 1/2 1/3 and 1/4 of a shape. Some children have work on finding fractions of numbers.

 

English - This week's homework is a reading comprehension. 

This week, Y2 have been making 3D flowers from clay. The texture was a new experience for some.
This term's Science topic is all about growing plants. Y2 have been busy planting different seeds to see how quickly they grow. They have also investigated what a plant needs to grow.

Phase One Christmas Performance 2018

Our Curriculum - Long term Plan 2019 - 20

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