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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 

There are 28 children in our class. Our teacher is Miss Yates and our teaching assistant is Mrs Cunliffe.  

10.7.20

 

Hi Year 2, 

I hope you have had a good week with our 'Music' topic. Next week's learning is about 'Space' and there are lots of good comprehension activities on our class page too. 

 

It seems so strange to think that it is our last week of Year 2 next week. You will all be getting your reports sent to your mum or dad's emails in the next few days and I just want to tell you how very proud I am of all of you! I have so enjoyed teaching you all, you have been a happy, hardworking class who have brought lots of laughter into my classroom - thank you! smiley

Keep an eye on the Year 3 class page as Miss Taylor will be putting a message on there for you and giving you some information about your move to the juniors.

Have a great last week,

Love, Miss Yates

3.7.20

 

Hi Year 2,

I hope you have had a good week. It was lovely to speak to many of you this week smiley

Next week's topic is all about music - I'm sure you will find lots of creative ways to enjoy learning about it!

There are a few other activities you might like to look at - 

Manchester Museum - this link has lots of interesting activities for you to try.

Salford Activity Calendar - activities to do each day in July.

There is also the Summer Reading Challenge to have a go at - I know lots of you enjoyed this last year.

Finally, have a go at EdStart's Virtual Sports Week and let us know how you get on!

 

Have a great week!

Love, Miss Yates 

26.6.20

 

Hi Year 2,

I hope you have all had a good week and enjoyed the nice weather again. This week's home learning topic is Around the World, there are some interesting activities on there, I hope you enjoy them. 

Reverend Garfield has also recorded a new assembly for us on the Lost Sheep.

 

Remember to have a look at Joyful June and see what activities are left to complete! Miss Kearsley is working on something fun to replicate a sports day at home for you, so look out for that information soon.

 

I have been writing your reports this week and it has been lovely thinking of how hard you have all worked this year and remembering the fun you have brought to my classroom. laugh

 

Have a good week, 

Keep smiling :)

Love Miss Yates

19.6.20

 

Hi Year 2, 

I hope that you have had a good week and you have managed to see a few more of your friends and family. 

It has been great to see some of your efforts on Spelling Shed this week - Y2 are in third place across the school! I wonder whether we could try and get to second or even first place before the end of term? I have been especially impressed with Jacob and Louis and think that they deserve an extra special mention for their effort. I can see that you have been playing several times a day and you are in 2nd and 3rd place out of all the children in the school! Keep up the good work smiley

This weeks learning project will focus on the topic 'Famous & Significant People'. There are lots of opportunities on the weekly plan to learn about key people from the past and present, and how they have impacted on how we live today. 

Take care and keep smiling,

Love Miss Yates

12.6.20

Hi Y2, 

I hope you have all had a good week. I have been in school for a few days and it's been nice to see some familiar faces this week. smiley

The topic for next week is the Rainforest, there are lots of fun activities - maybe you will make some forest floor art or do a minibeast hunt. Hopefully the nice weather will be back and you can enjoy some more time outside!

In the home learning file, some of the documents are PDFs and you may need to convert them to Word format. Please use the following link if you are having difficulty downloading PDF documents https://www.freepdfconvert.com/

Hope you all have a lovely week!

Keep up the good work and keep smiling.

Love Miss Yates

5.6.20

Hi Year 2!

I hope you have all had another good week and have been enjoying the 'Under the Sea' topic. Next week, the topic is 'Sport' which I know lots of you will really enjoy. There are lots of good ideas on the weekly plan and some nice creative and outdoor activities you can do. I've also added some sports day maths challenges to our class page under 'Week 9'. Have a look at the sports themed reading comprehensions there too! 

Under my message you will notice a 'Joyful June' calendar which gives you ideas of things you can be happy about and thankful for each day. It's good to appreciate the simple things at these times!

Hoping you are all safe and well.

Miss you all smiley

Miss Yates

31.5.20

 

Hi Year 2,

I hope you have all had a lovely half term, had a nice rest and managed to enjoy the sunshine! This weeks home learning has a slightly different layout but the resources are the same. This week it's an 'Under The Sea' theme and there’s lots of fun activities for you to have a go at. Have you joined in with the PTA lockdown art competition? I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! 

I hope that you are all safe and well at home. smiley

Take care, 

Love Miss Yates 

22.5.20

Hi Year 2!

I hope you've had another good week and managed to access some of the new resources.

This week the PTA have organised a 'Lockdown Art Competition' - see the information below my message. It would be great if you could take part as I know you are all very creative and like art lessons in school. I look forward to seeing what you produce!

There is no home learning this week as it is half term, but feel free to access Times Table Rockstars, Abacus and Spelling Shed if you like. Enjoy your week off timetable though and hopefully we'll have some more nice weather to enjoy too.

It won't be long until we see some familiar faces again!

Until I can see you again, stay safe and keep smiling smiley

Love Miss Yates

Lockdown Art Competition

15.5.20

 

Hi Year 2, 

I hope you are all keeping healthy and safe and managing to get out in the sunshine when you can! It was so lovely to be able to chat to some of you this week and hear that you have been having fun at home. 

Some of you said you had difficulty printing worksheets so there are some new links on the 'weekly plan' this week. There are some great websites providing lessons where worksheets are on screen. Try Oak National Academy lessons at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#subjects for some good home learning videos and activities. Eleanor has tried these and has been enjoying using them! There is also a new maths resource - https://www.themathsfactor.com/ which might be a nice change from some of your usual games. Try them out and let me know what you think!

Lots of you have been having fun, riding your bikes and getting good exercise. Don't forget it's really important that you look after your mind as well as your body. Drawing and colouring are really good ways of letting your mind wander and help you settle, put on your favourite music and have some time to relax.

Enjoy this week's learning and remember if you find anything tricky just have a go and we will go over things when we get back to school. Don't worry if you can't get everything done, the main thing to remember is to keep busy and happy.smiley

Keep safe, look after your family and keep smiling!

Love Miss Yates

8.5.20

Hi Year 2, 

Hope you have all had a good week and are safe and well. I'm really missing you all now! It's been lovely to see your photos again this week and I am hoping to chat to you soon. 

I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather again. We have been spending a lot of time in the garden and made an obstacle course this week which ended with a slide covered in fairy liquid landing in the paddling pool! George loved it though he got too giddy and went in headfirst at one point! What have you been doing outside? Any fun ideas to share? 

I know lots of you will be marking the 75th anniversary of VE day today. There is lots of bunting up on our road and some people are sat in their gardens having scones! It is a special day to think about all those who fought for our country and those at home who kept strong... a little bit like what you're doing now. 

I hope the bank holiday weekend means that you can have a rest from work with your families and enjoy some quality time. Look after each other and enjoy a few days off. 

Speak soon ☺️

Love from Miss Yates 

 

 

 

Hi Year 2!

I hope you have all had a good week. Hopefully you are starting to get the hang of this by now!

I am pleased to see so many of you have been online accessing the work this week. I'm sure I'll be giving out lots of raffle tickets and treat box prizes when we get back to school. Don't worry if you haven't got everything done. Just try your best and do what you can.

It has been lovely seeing some photos of what you have been doing this week. Have you learnt a new skill since we saw you last or been doing anything different? Mrs Cunliffe has been riding her bike and I have been practising my football skills with George - I might need some tips when we get back to school! 

I look forward to finding out all about your experiences when I see you next.

Don't forget to keep on looking after your family at home too. I'm sure you have been helping round the house with little jobs when you can, it does make a big difference wink

Keep safe, look after your family and keep smiling,

Love from Miss Yates

Hi Year 2!

I hope you have all had a good week. It has been lovely to see what some of what you've been up to, I'll look forward to seeing next week's photographs too. You are all looking so grown up!

Well done for all of your hard work this week, I can see lots of you have been on Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars - super work! smiley

Remember to access the BBC Bitesize website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons for Maths, English and Topic lessons and take a look at the White Rose learning resources this week for your maths. All of the links are in the weekly plan.

But for now.....it's Friday, laugh So have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

Miss Yates

 

 

Hi Year 2!

Miss Yates here, just wanted to say that I hope you are all doing well, I’ve been thinking of you lots and I know Mrs Cunliffe has too. I’m sure you’ve all been working hard and being helpful at home, making your families proud like you always do with us in school.

I hope you’ve had time to have a little rest too with lots of playing and hopefully some nice walks in the sunshine. You will be pleased to know that George has a new favourite word, ‘chocolate’ or ‘choc-choc’ as he likes to say! He keeps sneaking into our snack drawer to get some when I’m not looking. I told you he was a cheeky monkey!

I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend with your families and lots of chocolate too. I know it will feel a little strange not seeing your friends or families for a while but keep going, you are doing brilliantly and it won’t be long before we are all back together and we can have some fun on the school field – I’ve got the dodgeball ready!

Keep smiling, keep safe J

Miss Yates

 

Lego Robotics Workshop

We used the Lego WeDo 2.0 software to connect our Smart Hub and motor. We used the software to create an algorithm. We experimented using the direction, timer, music and video instructions to create a longer algorithm. We learnt how to be a robotics engineer, by building a fairground ride, using a lever, pulley and axle. We connected the motor and programmed the ride using the software and wrote an algorithm. We made the ride spin, added noises and flashing lights.    

 

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Freshwater Theatre Visit - The Great Fire of London

We took part in an exciting drama workshop, where we learnt all about the events of the Great Fire of London. We recreated scenes of everyday life in Pudding Lane, the fire itself, the frantic escape and made decisions about how to rebuild the city. We met Samuel Pepys, King Charles II and the Lord Mayor of London along the way!We took part in an exciting drama workshop, where we learnt all about the events of the Great Fire of London. We recreated scenes of everyday life in Pudding Lane, the fire itself, the frantic escape and made decisions about how to rebuild the city. We met Samuel Pepys, King Charles II and the Lord Mayor of London along the way.

 

Recreating the Great Fire!

We made Tudor houses using cardboard boxes, paint and straw based on pictures we had seen from our Great Fire of London non-fiction books. Before setting some of the houses alight, we placed them close together because the streets were narrow in 1666. We watched the flames spread quickly in the wind from house to house until there were only ashes left.

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