Welcome to Year 2
There are 28 children in our class. Our teacher is Miss Yates and our teaching assistant is Mrs Cunliffe.
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
Love Miss Yates
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.
Keep safe, look after your family and keep smiling!
Love Miss Yates
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
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!
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, So have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
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
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.
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.