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Year 2

2021 - 2022

Year 2 class teachers 2021 - 2022:

Van Gogh - Miss Johnston

Dali - Mrs Hooper

Klee - Mrs Taylor

Welcome to Year 2!

Spring 1 2022

 

Welcome to our Year 2 class page! We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to Spring 1 in Year 2.

 

This term, our PE days will continue to be a THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS.  Please make sure appropriate PE kit is in school every day (this is useful if additional events/opportunities arise where a PE kit is needed). Please ensure a PE school jumper and jogging bottoms are included as we enter the colder months. 

 

We are looking forward to all the learning we get to share together this school year as responsible, determined and successful Year 2 learners. Below is some information on the learning we will be carrying out this half term: 

 

In English, we will start with ‘Peace At Last’ as our unit of learning. The children will learn about re-occurring language throughout the text and re-write the story using the language they have learned. We will also write non-fiction texts about significant historical figures. The children will learn how to write reports using facts. Finally, the children will look at the text '15 things not to do with a puppy' and write instructions. 

 

In maths, we will be exploring number and place value. The children will learn about the values of digits in 2 digit numbers. They will revisit learning all calculations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and apply their understanding to problem solving. 

 

In science, we will be studying inventors and what they invented. The children will continue their learning about materials and classify. 

 

In history, we will be learning about different historical figures such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Queen Victoria. They will learn facts, order events and sequence dates on a time line. 

Week beginning 17th January 2022

This week, the children have been learning all about the inventor Isaac Newton. They understand that Isaac Newton invented gravity and they conducted an investigation to see gravity in action.

The children had to select the relevant equipment to use. They did this independently without support. In groups they decided which equipment would help them. They had to choose from a metre stick, a set of scales, a stop watch and a measuring jug. They even learned how to record results in a table. Well done scientists!

Week beginning 10th January 2022

This week the children have been recapping their understanding of number and place value. They have used dienes and ones to represent the value of the digits. They enjoyed using the concrete resources and making different numbers. The children know how to read and write numbers within 100. 

 

Week beginning 3rd January 2022

Over the last two days, the children have enjoyed learning many life skills. The children learned about how to use a knife and fork where the children practised holding cutlery correctly. They made posters about the correct verbal tables manners using phrases like 'Please could you pass me the....'

 

They learned how to make orange squash. They had to remember to hold the squash with two hands whilst pouring in the concentrate without spilling any. They learned how to fold their clothes at the start and end of a PE lesson to ensure their clothes always look tidy. The children also learned some sign language! Some children already knew some and taught the rest of the class. They had to look at people using sign language and guess what they were communicating. 

 

Finally the children enjoyed learning about all of the bones in the body and had a go at making a skeleton from spaghetti pieces! To end the day, they learned how to use the recovery position and what to do if there is an emergency.

Welcome to Year 2!

Autumn 2 2021

 

Welcome to our Year 2 class page! We hope you enjoyed the half term break and are looking forward to Autumn 2 in Year 2.

 

This term, our PE days will continue to be a TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS.  Please make sure appropriate PE kit is in school every day (this is useful if additional events/opportunities arise where a PE kit is needed). Please ensure a PE school jumper and jogging bottoms are included as we enter the colder months. 

 

We are looking forward to all the learning we get to share together this school year as responsible, determined and successful Year 2 learners. Below is some information on the learning we will be carrying out this half term: 

 

In English, we will start with ‘Tango Makes Three’ as our Take one Book unit of learning. The children have chosen this text and have suggested various writing outcomes to explore. Look at the text ‘Dogger’ and the children will write recounts and sequence the story. Finally in the lead up to Christmas, the children will be looking at ‘The Nutcracker’. The children will re-write the story of the Nutcracker applying the skills taught throughout Autumn 2.

 

In maths, we will be exploring geometry, position and direction. We will look at measurement, specifically time as well as height and lengths. Finally we will look at fractions of shapes and amounts, properties of 2D & 3D shapes and money.

 

In science, we will be studying materials and their different properties. The children will classify materials and considering how they use materials in their everyday lives.

 

In history, we will continue with our learning on the ‘Gun Powder Plot’ and now begin to understand the reasoning behind the actions of the plotters. The children will also look at re-telling the events of the Gun Powder Plot. In geography the children will learn about the countries within the United Kingdom. They will learn how to locate them and characteristics of those countries.

 

 

Key dates - Autumn 2:

 

Friday 3rd December - Jubilee Day - School Closed

Friday 10th December - Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 21st December - Term ends at 2pm

Wednesday 5th January 2022 - INSET Day

Thursday 6th January 2022 - Children return to school

 

Curriculum Documents

Friday 17th December 2021

Please enjoy the year 2 children's fantastic efforts at singing their Christmas songs. 

Van Gogh

https://youtu.be/OBEq5VMinwc

https://youtu.be/t6BIsiJqsmI

https://youtu.be/s4-kxDMiO6k

Dali

https://youtu.be/b9vur2sWL_w

https://youtube.com/shorts/21io1Esw0K8?feature=share

https://youtu.be/u8TzRRHxmvE

 

 

Wednesday 10th December 2021

During our computing learning we have been learning about animations. Our final learning was to create a animation on a story The Rainbow Fish. We planned and created colourful backgrounds and made suitable characters for the story. We then used the app Stop Motion and used lots of camera shots to put together a moving animation with our characters. We had to work as a team and be really careful and concise to make sure we didn't get any hands in the shot!

Week Beginning 22nd November 2021

Every day the children have story time, just after coming in from lunch. The children thoroughly enjoy their story time. We always allow the children to choose the stories they would like to hear and it is a pleasure to read to them.

We hope you enjoy watching the videos of the children enjoying their story time.

 

 

Week Beginning 15th November 2021

This week in our RSHE learning we have been discussing what is safe to share online. Over the past few weeks we have had excellent discussions about being safe online and this has supported the children to know what is appropriate to share online. We watched Darlee videos to help with our decision making.

Week Beginning 8th November 

This week in our Maths learning we have been focused on measuring length. We have used a range of equipment including metre sticks, tape measures rulers and a trundle wheel. As well as measuring in cm in the classroom the children have enjoyed learning outside and measuring in metres on the playground. 

Week beginning 18th October 

This week, Year 2 have been learning all about poetry! They have watched and listened to poems by Michael Rosen. They have explored different types of poems and even performed some. In class the children performed a poetry rap 'Nursery Grimes', where they have performed nursery rhymes to a fast rap pace. They performed it energetically with great enthusiasm. 

Week beginning 11th October

This week the children have been using the skills they have learned in art to paint a fireworks display. They used primary and secondary colours as well as white and black paint to create tone. The children initially painted the fireworks with dots and swirls and then went over them after they dried with secondary colours and white to create different tints. 

The children then evaluated their learning considering what they would do differently next time and what they are most proud of this time.

 

Week beginning 4th October 2021

This week we were learning some new skills to edit images on the iPads. We were saving images related to the Gunpowder Plot from safe search engines. We then edited them by cropping, rotating, changing the colour and using special effects.

Week beginning 27th September 

This week in Geography the children have been using maps to locate the different oceans around the world. The children studied the maps looking at the countries and continents around those oceans. They also conducted research to find out facts about which kind of animals live in specific oceans. The children demonstrated excellent team work to find relevant information and have developed their skimming skills in order to summarise what they had read.

Week beginning 20th September 

In science this week, Year 2 have been learning all about humans and how they grow. We have learned about the different stages of life from a baby to becoming elderly. The children had some insightful discussions as to why they were not all the same height and size as each other. 

 

The children had to investigate the following statement, "The oldest child in the class must have the widest handspan". The children used their knowledge to predict, measure and conclude their findings. 

Week beginning 13th September 2021 

This week the children in Year 2 were exploring the different continents in the world. We used our map skills to identify them in atlases. We also considered some of the countries that would be in the different continents.

 

The children enjoyed singing along to the continents song. Here is a video to enjoy Van Gogh singing it.

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Week beginning 6th September  

This week the children in Year 2 shared a range of amazing home learning projects during our assembly. It was so wonderful to see such a fantastic effort put in by the children to produce some super examples of learning. 

 

Some children felt extremely confident to share new knowledge about The Gun Powder Plot which was really useful during our history knowledge harvest this week. Other children had found out lots of interesting information about their class artist. It was also great to see some examples of home learning which had involved some art and D&T skills being put in action! Thank you children and parents/carers for completing some these activities.

 

 

Welcome to Year 2!

Autumn 1 2021

Welcome to our Year 2 class page! We hope you have had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to beginning the school year in Year 2.

 

This term, our PE day will be a TUESDAY and a FRIDAY. Please make sure appropriate PE kit is in school every day. 

 

Reading 

We are using 'Go Read' to log the children's reading books. The children have been shown where to go to change their reading books independently and we will encourage them to change their books as soon as they have finished reading them. The children will also receive a library book to read alongside their shelf book. Library books are changed once a week. 

 

Spellings

Each week, the setting teacher will hand out spellings for the following week for the children to practise. Once the children have completed their spellings and sentences on the back, they should show them to their class teacher for a house point. We then give the children back their spellings to keep. 

 

We are so excited for all of the learning opportunities we will get to share with the children this year. Below is some information on the learning we will be carrying out this half term. 

 

In English, we will be exploring the traditional version of Rapunzel and comparing it to the modern day Rapunzel story by Beth Woolvin. Then we will be learning how to write non-fiction reports about the life cycle of humans. We will then explore poetry by performing and writing our poems about Autumn. 

 

In maths, we will be exploring number and place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division in a range of fluency, problem solving and reasoning contexts.

 

In science, we begin the year by looking at animals including humans: comparing their similarities and differences. 

 

In history, we are learning about the events leading up to the Gun Powder Plot looking at a range of primary and secondary resources.

 

In geography, we will be using simple directional language to locate specific places on a range of maps, globes and atlases. 

 

Please refer back to our class pages each week to see what the children have been getting up to in school!

2020 - 2021

Year 2 Staff Team 

 

Ruth Cousins: Year 2 Setting

Ashley Johnston: Van Gogh Class 

Sarah Millard: Dali Class 

 

Year 2 Academic Year 2020 - 2021

 

The Year 2 Team are delighted to welcome the children back to school. We are exciting for all of the wonderful learning experiences we have planned for the children. 

 

Important Days
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit including black/navy joggers, black/navy jumper and appropriate trainers at school every day. As we approach the winter months, it is very important that your child has joggers and a jumper in school. Please ensure you check your child's PE kit contains these items. 
 

Key Information 

Children will be read with once a week and books will be changed weekly/when finished. Please sign your child's reading record when you enjoy a book at home together.

 

Curriculum Coverage

This term we will enjoy learning about materials in Science, colour mixing in Art as well as learning sewing skills in DT. In History we will continue our learning about the United Kingdom. In Geography, we will be looking at the different continents and oceans, as well as the countries of the United Kingdom.

 

Keep an eye out on our class page for weekly updates! 

Week beginning 12th July 2021 

In English, we are learning all about alphabet poems. We read 'ABC Mindful Me' by Christiane Engel. Then we practised meditation for 'M' and yoga for 'Y'. After that, we identified activities and items that help us to feel calm, relaxed and mindful. We worked together to compile our own A-Z of mindfulness and look forward to using these to write a class poem later this week. 

Week beginning 5th July 2021 

On Friday the children in Year 2 took part in an RE afternoon. We recapped our learning about the religion of Islam and the children recalled facts about how and where Muslim's pray. 

The children studied examples of prayer mats and created their own using the technique of weaving. They had to use a ruler to measure, cut in straight lines, weave in and out of the paper and then glue their strips down. They were really proud of their efforts and were excited to take them home.

Week beginning 28th June 2021 

Miss Millard's Maths group have been learning about how to estimate and measure temperature. First, we discussed how thermometers are used and practised reading one. Then, we learnt about the temperature for boiling and freezing. We also talked about the temperature outside. After that, we went outside and estimated the temperature of different liquids. Some had been kept warm in a flask, some at room temperature and some in the fridge. As part of our learning, we also ordered the liquids and generated appropriate adjectives to describe them. 

 

Week beginning 21st June 2021

This week year 2 have been busy measuring temperatures! They learned the accurate unit of measure to use is degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit. They examined a range of thermometers and how they record temperatures in different ways. The children then read a variety of temperatures looking at the increments to count up accurately. Finally, we made estimates of the temperatures we thought we would find in different places around school. We checked the temperatures to see how close our estimates were. 

Week beginning 14th June 2021 

We all had a fantastic time during our 'Keeping Healthy' Cross-curricular days this week. As part of our learning, we found out how much sugar we should be consuming in a day. Did you know the maximum daily amount for a six year old child should be five cubes and for a seven year old child it is six cubes? We also conducted a little investigation in to the sugar content of some drinks. First, we ordered the drinks from the least amount to the most amount of sugar. Next, we used the Change4Life app to scan the barcodes and find out the sugar content. We are pleased to report that we ordered the drinks correctly making us very sugar smart :) 

Week beginning 7th June 

And the masterpiece is complete!

 

After weeks of hard work, the children have finally completed our to scale sculpture of Round Diamond Primary School. The children have developed a wide range of skills which they have continuously improved as the sculpture was built. They have learned how to: paint evenly selecting appropriate brushes to cover larger areas; apply paper mache by smoothing and moulding it around corners and they have worked successfully communicating, working together within groups.

They children are really proud of their achievements!

 

Thank you very much for all the cardboard, kitchen tubes and newspaper you have provided us. 

Week beginning 17th May 2021 

What a wonderful well 'bee' ing afternoon indeed!

Despite the pouring rain, the children absolutely loved their well being afternoon with Mr Haig. The children learned about the importance of pollinators in our local environment and took part in planting lots of seeds all around the school grounds. They loved being outdoors in the fresh air and learned some invaluable skills: working together in teams to dig, plant and cover the seeds. 

The children also used a variety of colourful paints to make their own butterflies. We are going to be laminating them to remind the children of the importance of looking after their local environments. Thank you Mr Haig!

Week beginning 10th May 2021 

As part of our History learning this week, we have been finding out about the New Towns Act of 1946. Did you know Stevenage was the first new town approved for development? We identified that new towns needed to offer good quality housing, built around a primary school, a pub and shops. After we had found out all about the new town development, we created persuasive television adverts to encourage people to move here in 1951. 

Week beginning 3rd May 2021

Earlier this week, Year 2 went outside to conduct their science investigations! The children have been learning about the 7 life processes which they remember through the acronym ' MRS GREN'.

They had to go onto the KS1 playground and find an example of something which was living, dead or never alive. They came up with some great examples and really enjoyed a discussion about how a wooden bench is classified as 'dead' because it was previously alive as a tree!

Week beginning 26th April 2021

What a jam packed week for Year 2! We have had such a wonderful week and the children have thoroughly immersed themselves in all things theatre! We have learned about the different job roles from light technicians to make-up artists. We've looked at scripts, we've written scripts and even acted in front of an audience.

Here are some photos of some of the performances we saw. There are so many budding actors in Year 2. Miss Millard and I hope we get invited to a show in the theatre when you make it....

Summer term - Home learning activities 

Please find below the Summer term home learning activities for English and Maths. For English, there are some recommended texts and VIPERS style question and discussion prompts and for Maths there are some fluency facts to focus on. Remember to also login each week to Google Classrooms to access your weekly English and Maths home learning. These activities will be set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.

The Year 2 Team 

 

Week beginning 19th April 2021

In Maths fluency today we were practising finding one more and one less than a number. We played a game in pairs and selected cards to make a two-digit number. Then we needed to identify the number one less and one more than our number. Check out our learning in the pictures below! 

 

Week beginning 12th April 2021

 

This week the children have started a new fiction book called 'How To Catch A Star'. The children have enjoyed reading the story, learning about the characters and using their inference skills to predict what might happen in the story.

They have acted out sections of the story in groups using actions to accompany their re-telling. We were very impressed with their creativity!

This week the children have started a new fiction book called 'How To Catch A Star'. The children have enjoyed reading the story, learning about the characters and using their inference skills to predict what might happen in the story.

They have acted out sections of the story in groups using actions to accompany their re-telling. We were very impressed with their creativity!

Week Beginning 22nd March 2021 

This week we have been making the pitta pizzas that we have been designing for Design and Technology. 

We practised using a range of tools to create our own pizzas and finally we got to eat and enjoy them. 

We have written instructions for pizza making and also evaluated our end product. 

Week beginning 15th March 2021

 

This week in computing, the children have enjoyed developing their skills using an app called 'Scratch'. The children had to create a background with their sprite and programme it to move in multiple directions. They also learned how to make their sprite bigger and smaller, as well as making their sprite repeat an instruction. 

 

 

Week beginning 8th March 

This week we have been continuing our learning all about plants! The children learned about the life cycle of a bean plant and planted their very own bean! We will be checking on their progress over the next few weeks and closely follow the stages of the bean plant life cycle. It has been so wonderful to see the children checking their beans at the window each morning and afternoon. They are very excited to see what will happen. 

Week Beginning 8th March 2021

We are so excited to be able to see you all back in school from the 8th

of March. If you need a little reminder of how things will be in school we have attached a return to school transition booklet.   

Transition Booklet

Week beginning 1st March 2021 

Today Year 2 are celebrating World Book Day in style. Check out our fabulous outfits that we shared in a virtual costume parade. We have also enjoyed a wonderful virtual visit from author James Campbell, who told us the story of 'The Umbrella Tree'. Then we planned and wrote our own versions of his story. We have had a fabulous time :) 

Week beginning 22nd February 2021

 

This week, we started a bran new unit of learning in science. The children were all very excited. We looked at different plants that grow in the wild, in the garden and even learned that trees are plants too. I was really impressed at how many plants the children could name. They completed some excellent online learning: labelling the different parts of plants and even went out into their gardens to look at some plants to draw. 

Week beginning 8th February 2021

 

This week, the children have been exploring partitioning 3 digit numbers in different ways. They had to think about the value each digit represented to partition, but also, they needed to explore different ways of making that number. 

 

They did such a fantastic job. I was really impressed with all the ways they partitioned the numbers. 

Week beginning 1st February 2021 

Our Science learning this week, continues with the theme of 'Inventors'. We learnt all about Florence Nightingale and Alexander Fleming and their discoveries around germs. We watched an experiment involving glitter and another invloving bread. We discussed the importance of washing our hands. We then used our ideas from this discussion to create either a poster, a collage using Jam board or a news report. Take a look at some examples of our learning below. 

Week Beginning 25th January 2021

LI: To write a poem.

SC

*Onomatopoeic words

*Matched

*Follows pattern

 

Today we used the onomatopoeia that we learned about yesterday to try and help us to write a poem.

The children used the poem 'I Like Noise' to help them use patterns and onomatopoeia. 

 

 

I Like Noise

Week beginning 18th January 2021 

We are delighted to share with you two examples of learning we have received from the 'Humanities home learning challenge' set before Christmas. Take a look below at one submitted by Jessica and one submitted by Yuvraj. Well done on some fantastic home learning!

There is also a link to the google arts and culture app for you to explore. 

Jessica's home learning

Yuvraj's home learning

Google arts and culture page 

Week beginning 11th January 2021

  LI: To describe 

 SC *Adjectives *Appearance *Conjunctions - and because

In Year 2, we have been looking at the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes. 

We have written recounts and descriptions. We wrote descriptions of Dogger as lost posters. 

Here are some pictures of our learning. 

Week beginning 11th January 2021
For our science learning this week, we were challenged to design a new coat using waterproof materials. Miss Millard recorded a video of the investigation and we needed to select an appropriate material for our design. I think we all agreed that we didn't want a coat made from tin-foil even if it was waterproof! 

Science waterproof material investigation

Week beginning 14th December 2020

We have spent the day looking at the Christmas story with help from the local churches 'Bridge Builders'.

We travelled back in time to meet Matthew, Luke, the shepherds, Anna, Simeon and the Magi. 

We finished our journey by meeting Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. 

We have had a fantastic time and engaged in some art learning to remind us of each of the characters that we met. 

Merry Christmas! 

Week beginning 7th December 2020

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Year 2 have been busy learning ‘Santa got stuck up the chimney’. We learnt how to use makaton to sign along as well. 

Week beginning 30th November 2020

In Maths we have been learning how to read scales. 
We have looked at reading a scale on a ruler, a thermometer, a measuring jug and weighing scales. 

Week beginning 23rd November 2020 
We have had a fabulous time across the two 'Wizard of Oz' cross curricular days. We started by watching the film and clapping along with the songs. Next, we went out on to the playground and created a magic potion...it was very green! After that, we wrote a set of instructions for our very own magic potions. We also enjoyed a selection of other activities including; identifying our safe places, conducting a science experiment involving dancing raisins, writing a Haiku poem, using directional language to find our way through a maze and designing our own map to find the Emerald City. 
Week beginning 16th November 2020

This week during our DT lesson, the children have been practising a running stitch in preparation for making our Christmas decorations.

We spent time learning how to put the thread through the eye of a needle and then tying a knot. The children needed a lot of perseverance for this task. Initially I heard, 'Miss Johnston, we can't do it, it's too difficult', however, by the end of the lesson after lots of reassurance and encouragement I heard, 'I did it!', I tied the knot.

Well done to all the children in Year 2. We can't wait to have a go at a back stitch next week :) 

Week beginning 9th November 2020

In Science, we discussed natural and manmade materials and sorted them. 

We made this learning really exciting by collaging the letter N for natural in natural materials and M for manmade materials. 

 

Week beginning 2nd November 2020 (Part 1)

Year 2 had a wonderful Art lesson on Thursday afternoon. They painted fireworks inspired by their History learning about Guy Fawkes.

As a special treat, we gathered the children in Dali class and watched a fireworks display as a Year group. The children were issued tickets as though they were attending a real fireworks display.

Fireworks paintings and a trip to the Year 2 Cinema!

Week beginning 2nd November 2020 (Part 2)
In Maths this week, we are learning about measure. We have been reading scales to measure length, temperature, mass and capacity. Today we were identifying objects in our classroom and deciding whether we need to measure them in metres or centimetres. 

Week beginning 19th October 2020

 

The children had a wonderful Science lesson learning about different types of food. We discussed the different food groups they had eaten for breakfast and lunch that day. 

The children were then set the task of making their own fruit and vegetable faces. They thoroughly enjoyed making them using a variety of ingredients and particularly enjoyed eating their plates afterwards!

Week beginning 12th October 2020 
In Science this week we have been observing the effects of exercise on the body and considering why it is important for us to exercise. First, we carried out some exercises such as star jumps, hopping, jogging and running. Then we noted how our bodies felt afterwards and recorded this.

Week beginning 5th October 2020 

In Maths this week we have been learning all about multiplication. We watched this video in class to help support our learning with using arrays to multiply. 

Week beginning 28th September 2020

In English we have been looking at the book Dogs Don’t Do Ballet. 
Biff the dog loves ballet but her owner’s dad won’t let him join in classes or go to the ballet. We worked in pairs to think of ways in which we could persuade dad to let Biff join in. Next week, we will write letters to dad to see if he will change his mind. 

Week beginning 21st September 2020 
In our History learning this week we were ordering key events of 'The Gunpowder Plot'. We used our knowledge of dates to arrange them in chronological order. 
Week beginning 14th September 2020

Maths, Maths, MATHS!

 

All this week in Maths, Year 2 have been focussing on partitioning. We have been partitioning 2 and 3 digit numbers. We have been using whole part models and dienes to support their learning as shown in the picture above. 

 

If we were looking at the number 15, the children understand 15 is the whole number - this goes in the top circle. The children understand that 15 is made up of one group of 10 (one part) and 5 ones (the other part). The 10 and the 5 go in the circles underneath the top circle.

 

They have then been learning how to partition in different ways. For example 15 can also be partitioned into 7 + 8, 14 + 1, 12 + 3 etc.

 

Well done Year 2! 

Week beginning 7th September 2020

LI: To retell a story.

SC

*Sequenced

*Fairy tale vocabulary

*Dialogue-expression

In English, we looked at the traditional tale 'Rapunzel'. 

We thought about the different vocabulary which is used in traditional tales and what the different characters might say to each other. 

We went out onto the playground and used the equipment to act out the story. 

Welcome to Van Gogh Class!

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Welcome to Dali class

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If you or your child have any questions about starting Year 2 in September, please email them to faqs@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

2019-2020

Goodbye Year 2

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2019 - 2020

A very big welcome to Year 2!

 

 

The Year Two Team

 

Class Teachers:

Mrs Jan Figueiredo (Van Gogh)

Miss Sarah Millard (Dali)

Miss Martha Hall (Learning Lodge)

 

Teaching Assistant:

Ms Sally Dove

 

 

Important Days of the Week

PE will be taught on  Tuesday and WednesdayPlease remember all children need the appropriate school PE uniform on these days.

Music will be taught by a Specialist Music Teacher every Thursday.

 

Spellings and MyMaths home learning are set every Friday. Spellings are tested each Thursday to support teacher assessments. The spellings do not need to be returned, but if your child wishes to share their practise with their teacher, they can show us their sheets for a house point. 
 

Login details for MyMaths and Bug Club remain the same as Year 1. If you have any questions regarding these, please speak to a member of the Year 2 team. 

Week beginning 20.07.20

Hi Year 2! Hope you're all well. We would like to wish you a fabulous summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you in September smiley

 

Attached below is an overview of the transition learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 20.07.20

Week beginning 13.07.20

Greetings Year 2! Hope you're all well and enjoying the learning set!

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 13.07.20

Session four - The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | Read aloud Book for kids

Snugglebug story time with Sarah. I hope you enjoy this read-along with your family. Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragemen...

Week beginning 06.07.20

Bonjour Year 2! Hope you're all well and staying safe! 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 06.07.20

Session four - OLIVIA Makes Memories | Bedtime Stories Read Aloud by GoodHeart Kids Books Read Aloud for Children

Week beginning 29.06.20

Hola Year 2! Hope you're all well and enjoying the glorious sunshine! 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 29.06.20

Week beginning 22.06.20

Greetings Year 2! Hope you're all well and staying in from the rain! 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 22.06.20

Week beginning 15.06.20

Hello Year 2! What a wet and dreary week it's been! Fingers crossed for some more sunshine soon smiley

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

As always, thank you for your support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - Week beginning 15.06.20

Week beginning 08.06.20

We hope you're all happy, safe and well! 

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child, alongside resources. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

Home Learning Overview - W/B 08.06.20

Week beginning 01.06.20

 

We hope you've all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed doing some of the challenges set. Below is the learning overview for this week, along with the resources you'll need. Keep challenging yourselves, and keep smiling! smiley

Home Learning Overview Week Beginning 01.06.20

Week beginning 25.05.20 - Happy Half Term!

 

Well done to you all for your hard work and dedication this half term. The term has looked very different to what we’re all used to, but we’re so proud of your resilience and determination to keep being successful!

 

Below are some challenges you might want to explore over the next week. Whatever you do, remember to stay safe and keep smiling! 

 

We hope you have a wonderful, restful half term break. ☀️ 

 

 

 

A great big hello from Mrs Figueiredo...

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Dance along with Miss Millard...

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Keep moving with Miss Hall...

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A cooking bingo challenge from Mrs Figueiredo! I'm going to start by making my own ice lollies... Which challenge will you choose?

Week Beginning 18.05.20

We hope you have been able to enjoy some of the sunshine this week and are all healthy and happy.

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

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Week Beginning 11.05.20

We hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy. Don't forget to exercise your bodies as well as your minds. Miss Hall's challenge this week is to see how many 'spotty dogs' you can do in 30 seconds - see overview to see how many she did. Can you keep going for longer than 30 seconds? 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

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Week Beginning 04.05.20

We hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy. Don't forget to exercise your bodies as well as your minds. Miss Hall's challenge to you this week is to see how many 'jumping jacks' you can do in 1 minute? Miss Hall did 90! Can you beat her?

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

 

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Week Beginning 27.04.20

We hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy. If you haven't visited the Official Round Diamond Facebook page yet, please take a look as we have posted a little video message for you!

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Snow scene video

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Pine trees video

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Autumn leaves video

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Sunflower Video

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Mrs Gren (Year Two Science - Brilliant Habitats)

Learn about the characteristics of living things with Mrs Gren

Week Beginning 20.04.20

 

We hope you've all had a wonderful Easter break and are keeping healthy and happy!

 

Attached below is an overview of the English, Maths and  afternoon learning for you to complete at home with your child. Please feel free to complete this learning in an order that best suits you and your home learning environment.

 

Documents have also been saved below to match the learning. Where necessary, there are sheets or example photos for your guidance, but please note that not all activities will have a supporting document.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please email Mrs Figueiredo:

jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

Weekly Overview 20.04.20

Maths Resources - Session 4

03.04.20 - Easter!

We hope that you have enjoyed accessing some of the learning from our class page at home over the last two weeks. We are sure you are all doing a fantastic job in these uncertain times.

Please now enjoy the Easter Holidays! There are some Easter activities/craft ideas if you wish to explore these together. Keep safe and have a very happy, restful Easter.

The Year 2 Team

 

19.03.20 - Information to Support Learning at Home

 

The children will be bringing home packs they can work through over the next couple of weeks. In addition to these packs, the Year 2 Class Page will be updated regularly with ideas, tasks, links and documents to support you with opportunities to learn at home with your child. As we are approaching the Summer Term, the learning shared will be a consolidation of what has already been taught in Year 2.

MyMaths and BugClub will continue to be updated during this period, so if you require any login details to be re-issued, please ask a member of the Year 2 team as soon as possible.

 

Twinkl, an educational resource website which is used at school, has also given parents a free-month access code to use during this period of school closure. The free access code is: PARENTSTWINKLHELPS and can be used at www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

 

May we take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support,

 

If you have any questions regarding this learning please email jfigueiredo@rounddiamond.herts.sch.uk

 

The Year 2 Team

Useful Websites

Reading VIPERS - Text Recommendations and Question Prompts

The English Faculty have been considering ways in which to make effective changes to our home learning expectations at Round Diamond. As part of this process, we have looked at opportunities to promote the enjoyment of high quality texts, both in school and at home.

To support this, each year group has created a ‘Summer Term Recommended Reading List’. The list has been put together by class teachers and has been designed to give children the opportunity to explore a range of texts at home, over the course of year.

Alongside this list are some question prompts which can be used to start discussions about what has been read. The questions are in line with our weekly VIPERS teaching, that focusses on individual skills within reading – Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise.

Please note that this home learning is not compulsory. We hope that you will be able to enjoy some (or all!) of the recommendations by  buying the texts if you wish. Equally, the question prompts can be used with any book you choose to enjoy with your child.

The video 'Adventures Are The Pits' can be found here:

https://www.literacyshed.com/adventures-are-the-pits.html#

 

Week beginning 16.03.20

The children have been throroughly enjoying using the scratch junior app as part of our computing learning and several have asked me about how they can download this to use on a device at home. Below is the link to the website with details of how to download. Alternatively, search for scratch junior in the app store. 

Week beginning 09.03.20

In Computing we have been using the Scratch Junior app to create codes. This week we have been learning how to grow and shrink our characters. Meet the inflating chicken! 

Week beginning 02.03.20

This week in English, each group is enjoying exploring stories as part of our Take One Book unit - ‘Whats a Penguin to think when he wakes up Pink!’ and ‘The Last Wolf’. We are using these texts to support our written outcomes - a non fiction piece of writing about flamingos and wolves. 

Week beginning 24.02.20 - Spring Term Home Learning

Welcome back after the half term break!

As the children have been so engaged with their History learning this term, we have based our optional Spring Term home learning project on the Victoria era. 
We look forward to seeing the outcomes on Monday 23rd April 😊

Week beginning 10.02.20 - Exploring Electricity!

This week we have been learning about Thomas Edison. We explored circuits using wires, a lightbulb and a battery and had a go at drawing a complete circuit using the correct symbols. 

Washing Hands - Week beginning 03.02.20

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Part 2

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