Please look on tapestry to see more of our learning!
This week we have been learning spellings where the 'or' sound is spelled with an 'a' e.g. ball, all, always. We have practiced these spellings using chalk, sentence writing and handwriting.
Over the last two weeks in maths we have been learning to tell the time. We have been practicing o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and 5 minute intervals.
Science - 07/05/21
This week we started our Science Enquiry. We are investigating what a plant needs to grow. We have planted seeds and varied whether they will be in sunlight or darkness and be watered or not watered. Check back to see which plant is growing best!
In Science we are leaning about plants. We went around the school grounds to collect as many different plants as we could. We stuck them on a piece of paper to record our findings.
In maths this term we have started to learn about shapes and patterns. We have created our own repeating patterns with chalk, shapes and our whiteboards.
Below is everything we will be learning about in year 2 during the Summer term :)
Any questions - please ask!
In school the children love coming together for collective worship and learning about our Christian Values. As a school, we will still be uploading our Collective Worship videos to our video resource centre for you to enjoy at home. Click on the link below to access the latest videos.
Link for maths game
Work for 12/01/21
Link for Maths - https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/scales/mass/
Remote Learning Update
Due to the current Lockdown enforced by the Government, our learning has had to move online. We have changed the way we will be delivering this learning from the previous Lockdown, and you should have received an email about this.
For the children at home, there will be 4 live zoom sessions to attend daily, which will be lead by either Mrs Pollard or Miss Allen. The links to these have been emailed and can be found on Tapestry. It is expected the children attend these sessions. Copies of PowerPoints, resources and worksheets will be uploaded onto Tapestry to support these zoom sessions, and the work to be completed following the sessions.
Below is a timetable for the zoom sessions, as well as extra activities the children can complete when not attending the scheduled zoom sessions.
If you have further queries or questions, then please contact us via our class emails.
Thank you and keep safe,
Mrs Pollard and Miss Allen
Happy New Year Chimps!
Just a quick note to say that from January 5th up until February half term we will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons, so please remember to bring in your swimming kit!
See you all soon!
PSHE - Spring 1
In PSHE, we will be looking at 'What jobs do people do?'. We will be thinking about jobs in our local community, strengths and interests that enable people to do their jobs and how jobs help people earn money.
If you have a job and are willing to share what you do, please let us know! We would love to share videos or photos that show different job roles!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The children will have come home with a Bookman Reading Challenge and a Times Table Rock Star Christmas challenge. I look forward to seeing all the completed challenges in January.
A big Merry Christmas from us all in Year 2! We have been very busy learning Twas the night before Christmas! Enjoy!
We are learning about the ‘gn’ and ‘kn’ spelling pattern this week. We practised this with chalk and letter tiles.
During this term in Science, we have been learning 'Materials and Their Properties'. We have conducted lots of enquiries to find out what properties certain materials have, and what jobs materials are best suited to. We made a video about recycling plastic and learned about the importance of looking after the planet and the animals. Look through the photos below to see how much fun we have been having.
As a class we enjoyed sharing memories of Elliott to create our poem that was shared during the special assembly we had. Dressed up as superheroes, we remembered our own school Superhero Elliott, who always has a place in our class, school and hearts.
Half Term Challenge Winners
Well done to Rose, Esme and Henry for being the top 3 most valuable players on TTRS for our class over half term.
Well done to James, Lydia, Isla, Bryanna, Remy, Henry and Ethan for completing the Bookman Reading Challenge.
Half Term Challenges
Your child will have come home with a Times Table Rock Star challenge, and a Bookman Reading challenge to complete over half term. I look forward to seeing all the children's work when they return after half term.
In DT we learned about the 3 parts of a vehicle that help it move; wheels, axle and chassis. We then created our own model cars in teams. Look at the fun we had making them.
Times Table Rock Stars
In response to a few queries over the last week, I have created the below instructions to show how to maximise the game time on TTRS. This should allow the children to practise their times tables without the time pressure of 60 seconds. Please speak to me if you have any further queries, I am always happy to help.
World Poetry Day
As part of our school celebration of World Poetry Day, we were lucky enough to meet Hip Hop Poet Karl Nova. Karl taught us a Rap Poem and we had lots of laughter and fun during our session.
Times Table Rock Stars
Your child will have come home with a Times Table Rock Stars log in last week. As this is introduced in year 2, i have included some information below to help you support your children on the game.
- The times tables set are 2s, 5s and 10s for all children (this is in line with what we cover in Year 2)
- The game will include both multiplication and division as it is important the children know both operations
-Please only play the 'Garage' games (Highlighted below), or Arena as these are the games controlled by the teacher, and will therefore only include 2s, 5s and 10s
If you have any further queries, please speak to me.
Look at all the fun we have got up to in our first week back at school
A warm welcome to Chimps class page!
We are so excited to welcome all the children back to school, and to start our exciting journey in Year 2.
Meet the Staff
Chimps class teacher is Mrs Pollard.
Chimps class TA is Miss Cox.
Key information about Year 2
- Our start time is 8:50am
-Our end time is 3:05pm
-PE is on a Tuesday, and children need to come to school in their PE kit
-Reading Records need to be handed in on a Friday, and will be returned on a Monday
-Reading scheme books will only be changed on a Monday, please hand these in with the record on Friday
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I am available before and after school to discuss anything with you.