Welcome to Year 2!
Seesaw Home Learning
Hello Year 2! We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well.
Over the coming weeks as school remains closed please find below your home learning activities and information about how to complete them.
Year 2 objectives
This newsletter outlines the objectives we cover in Year 2 throughout the Summer term.
Each week we will provide you with a new weekly task sheet to guide you through our Year 2 objectives for the Summer term. Please look on Seesaw for the activities that match these objectives and upload at least three examples of your work onto Seesaw each week.
We are excited to see examples of your work over the coming weeks.
Mrs Ferguson and Mrs O'Connor.
Daily Phonics Lessons
Please see the letter below and click on the link within the letter if you would like to access a daily phonics lesson.
Learning From Home Resources
To support teachers and parents, Twinkl have made their content on their website free for one month. Go to Twinkl and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS For a collection of interactive Go! resources.
Twinkl have also produced some interactive learning links which can be found in the PDF below. Click on the section of the PDF and it will take you to the resources needed for Year 2.
Phonics Play have also kindly given a username and password for parents to use at home.
Username: March20 Password:home
Phonics Play is used in school and the children are familiar with the games.
The following links for Phonics Play are useful to consolidate spelling rules already taught this year.
Some recommended games for Year 2 from Spelling Play:
Spellings can be found in the packs sent home. Below are the powerpoints to support these spellings:
RE today have provided us with some resources. There is some work on Easter, among other topics.
Information about our class:
Our teachers are Mrs O'Connor and Mrs Ferguson and our teaching assistants are Mrs Middleton, Miss Hogan and Mrs Chadwick.
Mrs O'Connor teaches our class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Ferguson teaches our class on a Thursday and Friday. Mrs Gilroy teaches our class on a Wednesday afternoon.
Homework is given out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday.
Spellings are given out on Thursday and tested on the following Monday.
Reading books are changed weekly and we encourage children to read other books at home too.
We have 29 children in our class and we are always very busy. Below you can see what we have been learning and taking part in this year!
Art Week – Art through Weaving
The whole school took part in various weaving activities during Art Week this year. Year 2’s weaving activity was box loom weaving. The children had seen real looms on their recent visit to Armley Mills and then tried their loom- weaving skills in the classroom.
We took our box looms along to the Art Gallery in the school hall at the end of Art Week and invited visitors to try weaving. It was fun being ‘the experts’.
Harvest Assembly led by Year 2
Year 2 led the worship in the whole school Harvest Assembly in October. We shared our thoughts about why we celebrate Harvest time, recited a harvest poem, led the prayers and the whole school joined in with the singing of favourite Harvest songs and hymns.
In Year 2 we believe that developing independence and forming secure relationships are essential in order for the children to travel on their learning journey.
We love to celebrate our faith in God and try to make positive choices in everything we do.
We enjoy new challenges every day and we always try our best no matter how tricky something may be.
We are all special in Year 2!
Victorian Workshop at Armley Mill
This term we have been learning about the Victorians. We went on a trip to Armley Mill. In the morning, we were Victorian school children. The teacher was very strict and we enjoyed writing using dip pens. After lunch, we learned what life was like working in the Mill. It was a very dangerous job for children. Finally, we looked around the mill owner's house and a worker's cottage. We had a great time and all agreed that life is much more enjoyable for children in 2018!