Year 2W


year 2

Teacher: Mrs H. Wain
Teaching Assistant: Mrs E. Stacey

Hello everyone and welcome to our new and final half term! Our topic this term is called ‘Team’ and is all about the Olympics, which will now take place next year, beginning on Friday 23rd July, 2021.  
Instead of setting weekly topic tasks, we will now give you a list of optional topic ideas, for each subject, that can be completed throughout the half term, as and when you like. Scroll down below the daily English and Maths tasks to see the topic ideas. 


Week commencing 1/6/20

Here are the teacher notes and links you will need for English this week:

Monday 1st June


Maths The ten times table

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Tuesday 2nd June


Maths Make equal groups of ten (sharing)
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Answers

Wednesday 3rd June

English Y2_Week 9_Day 3 (pdf)           Y2_Wk9_Day3 (word)

Maths Make equal groups of ten (grouping)
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Thursday 4th June


Maths Odd and even numbers
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Friday 5th June


Maths- Friday’s Maths Challenges





Topic Ideas for Summer 2- Team

Spellings
Continue with the spellings that you have not yet learnt. Try and put these spellings into sentences to make sure you understand the meaning of the spelling and how to use it. 

Spelling Challenge- How many homophones can you find? Can you use both of the words correctly in a sentence to make sure they make sense? e.g. meet and meat,   no and know. 

PE

Watch the videos. Your challenge is to create your own short dance routine using some of the movements you see in the video.

Synchronised swimming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7jiAKtOnXI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDi8J4g-pUk

Men’s rhythmic gymnastics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDEGBfVYI1Y

Women’s rhythmic gymnastics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-klUJA_Z0D4

Rio opening ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_qXm9HY9Ro

London opening ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4As0e4de-rI


D&T

Art and Design

  • Visit the Olympics website to see a range of past and present Olympic mascots, including Tokyo 2020, Rio 2016 and London 2012. Draw some of the mascots and label any special features. 
  • Design a sports team mascot, either for a small team, class or our school. Draw the mascot using art materials and label any special features.
  • Redesign the Olympic Games Logo.

History

  • Create a fascinating facts board, all about the ancient Olympic games.
  • Research the history of the Olympic Rings.
  • Research Sheffield’s link with the Olympic games.

Writing

  • Look at the PowerPoint about the story of the Olympics.  2020-team_dev_pres_the_story_of_the_olympic_games  Use the PowerPoint to write a fact sheet about what the Olympics are. 
  • Look at the team sports picture cards 2020-team_dev_pc_team_sports (1) to show that sports are part of the Olympics. Guess the sports. Choose one of the sports and write about it. What is the sport? What kind of ball do they use? What is the aim of the game? How many people play on the team? Any other facts about it?

Geography

  • Choose one of the countries in the Olympics and research facts to create a fact file about the country. 
  • Find out about where the next Olympics is taking place- Tokyo- and create a leaflet about it. What is the weather like? What things can you do there? Where can you stay?

Science

  • Design some healthy meals for athletes taking part in the Olympics. Which types of food should they eat more of? Which foods should they avoid before a race?

Olympic Challenges

  • Jump and measure how far using a tape measure.
  • Throw a ball and measure how far you have thrown using a tape measure. 
  • Run and time how long it takes. Can you do it again and beat your time?






Work from Summer 1 and before

Our new topic this term is called ‘Movers and Shakers’ and is all about historically significant people who had a major impact on the world. This will involve researching back in time, creating portraits of significant people and creating artifacts and objects relating to them.

Week commencing 18/5/20

Weekly focuses

We would recommend spending no longer than one hour on the daily English tasks and no longer than 45 minutes on the daily Maths tasks. If the tasks are unfinished in this time, then it is fine to continue them the next day, after a rest, or at another appropriate time. 

Please do remember you don’t have to do every single task, as we know there is a lot of reading and writing. If you cannot do them all, choose the ones you can and then choose your favourite piece of work to upload to Dojo. There is no need to upload every piece of work, as we know how time-consuming this can be!

Your Reading and Writing focuses this week are from Hamilton trust. This week, you will be learning about Wombats and different text types. There will be a video clip to watch from ‘The Diary of a Wombat’. You will also learn about the simple and progressive past forms and you will be using different conjunctions. See below for the teacher notes. 

See below for your Maths focus each day. If you are unable to print off the tasks, then please just look at the task on screen and record your answers on paper. 

Spellings- Choose another ten spellings from your assessment and carry on practising them. 

PE- 10 minute shake up.  Carry on with Joe Wicks, or go to www.nhs.co.uk/10-minute-shake-up.  Here you’ll be able to choose a new activity each day.  Have fun and share your favourites on Dojo!  If you’ve been active with your family you might not need a shake up some days.

Creative Literacy-   Choose one of the significant people that you have been writing about for the last two weeks. Write some Who am I? clues to see if we can guess who you are talking about. Write in first person, write about what the person looks like, what their significant object is and things that they did to make them significant. See if we can guess who you are talking about! 

Monday 18th May

English- Y2_Wk8_Day 1 (pdf)    Y2_Wk8_Day 1 (word)

Maths- Multiplication using the x symbol. 

Watch the video below and have a go at answering the questions. 

Worksheet

Answers

Tuesday 19th May

English-  Y2_Wk8_Day 2 (pdf)  Y2_Wk8_Day 2 (word)

Maths- Use arrays

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Worksheet

Answers

Wednesday 20th May

English- Y2_Wk8_Day 3 (pdf)  Y2_Wk8_Day 3 (word)

Maths- The two times table

Video

Worksheet

Answers


Thursday 21st May

English- Y2_Wk8_Day 4 (pdf)  Y2_Wk8_Day 4 (word)

Maths- The five times table

Video

Worksheet

Answers

Friday 22nd May

English- Y2_Wk8_Day 5 (pdf)  Y2_Wk8_Day 5 (word)

Maths- Friday Maths Challenges

Click on the link below to see a variety of Maths Challenges. Choose one, or as many as you like to complete. 



Week commencing 11/5/20

Weekly focuses

Your Reading and Writing focuses this week are from Hamilton trust.This week, you will be looking at the stories ‘Wild Pets’ and ‘In every corner’. You will then be asked to answer questions about the stories and create your own story, with the help of a story planner. You will also look at nouns, adjectives, noun phrases and prepositions. On each day, there is a handy information sheet to remind you what each of these things are. Below are the teacher notes, the stories ‘Wild Pets’ and ‘In every corner’ and PowerPoints on noun phrases. See the daily tasks to check when you will need to use them.

We would recommend spending no longer than one hour on the daily English tasks and no longer than 45 minutes on the daily Maths tasks. If the tasks are unfinished in this time, then it is fine to continue them the next day, after a rest, or at another appropriate time. 

Please do remember you don’t have to do every single task, as we know there is a lot of reading and writing. If you cannot do them all, choose the ones you can and then choose your favourite piece of work to upload to Dojo. There is no need to upload every piece of work, as we know how time-consuming this can be!
  

See below for your Maths focus each day. If you are unable to print off the tasks, then please just look at the task on screen and record your answers on paper. 

Spellings- Choose another ten spellings from your assessment and carry on practising them. 

PE- 10 minute shake up.  Carry on with Joe Wicks, or go to www.nhs.co.uk/10-minute-shake-up.  Here you’ll be able to choose a new activity each day.  Have fun and share your favourites on Dojo!  If you’ve been active with your family you might not need a shake up some days.

History– Choose your second favourite significant person from the last couple of weeks and fill in this fact sheet about them. significant-person (3).
Can you research this person and find any more interesting facts about them that you didn’t already know?

Here is the information about significant people to remind you who you can choose from- 2020-mover_eng_infs_significant_people (1)

Creative Task– Create a portrait of the significant person you have chosen to study this week (from above).
Continue with your creation of an object or artifact that is significant to your chosen person this week. It could be something your person might use or they might need. If you have finished this, try and create a significant object for the person you have chosen this week. e.g.- a spaceship for Neil Armstrong. 

Monday 11th May


Maths-  Adding and subtracting tens.

Watch the following video and try and answer the questions on the worksheet below. 



Tuesday 12th May


Maths- Add two digit numbers.

Watch the following video and try and answer the questions on the worksheet below. 




Wednesday 13th May


Maths- Subtract two digit numbers
Watch the following video and try and answer the questions on the worksheet below. 



Thursday 14th May


Maths- Bonds to 100
Watch the video and try and answer the questions on the worksheet. 



Friday 15th May


Maths- Maths Challenge coming soon 🙂 





Week commencing 4/5/20

Weekly Focuses
Your Reading and Writing focuses this week are from Hamilton trust. We are combining both because there is a lot of reading for the Hamilton Trust work. The work this week includes looking at instructions and sentence types. Below are the teacher notes for this week, a PowerPoint on sentence types and the story ‘Dream On’. Look at the daily tasks below to see when you will need to use them. 

See below for your Maths focus each day. If you are unable to print off the tasks, then please just look at the task on screen and record your answers on paper. 

Spellings- Choose another ten spellings from your assessment and carry on practising them. 

PE- 10 minute shake up.  Carry on with Joe Wicks, or go to www.nhs.co.uk/10-minute-shake-up.  Here you’ll be able to choose a new activity each day.  Have fun and share your favourites on Dojo!  If you’ve been active with your family you might not need a shake up some days.

History– Can you order the significant people from last week’s reading task into a timeline, from the ones that were born the earliest to the ones that were born the latest?   Timeline

History second task– Choose one of the significant people from last week that you liked the most and fill in this fact sheet about them. significant-person (3)

Here is the information about significant people from last week- 2020-mover_eng_infs_significant_people (1)

Creative Task– Create a portrait of the significant person you have chosen to study (from above). You could then use design and technology to create an object or artifact that is significant to them. It could be something they might use or they might need. The choice is yours! This activity may take a couple of weeks, so don’t worry if it is not completed this week. 

Monday 4th May

English- Year 2_Week 6_Day 1 (PDF)    Year 2_Week 6_Day 1 (word)

Maths- Fact Families and addition and subtraction bonds to 20
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  and go to Summer Term, Week 3, Lesson 1 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at completing the following sheet about addition and subtraction bonds to 20 



Tuesday 5th May

English- Year 2_Week 6_Day 2 (PDF)    Year 2_Week 6_Day 2 (word)

Maths- Compare number sentences
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  and go to Summer Term, Week 3, Lesson 2 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at completing the following sheet about comparing number sentences. 



Wednesday 6th May


Maths- Related facts
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  and go to Summer Term, Week 3, Lesson 3 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at completing the following sheet about related facts.



Thursday 7th May


Maths- Add and subtract ones.
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  and go to Summer Term, Week 3, Lesson 4 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at completing the following sheet about adding and subtracting ones. 


Friday 8th May


Maths- Number challenge.  The number is 30. How many ways can you make it?  You can + – x or ÷.  Will you use a logical approach or can you see any patterns?




Week commencing 27/4/20

Weekly Focuses
Please see below for this week’s tasks. When you have completed them, I’d love to see them uploaded to your portfolio on our class page on Dojo. Mrs Stacey and I will be rewarding you with points for amazing work 🙂 

Your Writing focus this week is from Hamilton Trust and is all about nouns, adjectives, adverbs and poetry. Below are the teacher notes for this week and some presentations that you may be asked to look at.

See below for your Maths focus each day. If you are unable to print off the tasks, then please just look at the task on screen and record your answers on paper. 

Spellings- Choose ten of the words your child was unable to spell from last week’s test and concentrate on learning these. Here are some spelling activities you can do to make learning spellings more fun. Spelling Activities for parents

PE- The choice for PE is yours! You can either complete Joe Wicks’ workout on YouTube (I had a go and it was exhausting!), you could go for a walk, or do some exercises in the garden. 

Reading-
Dawson’s model is a set of five statements that help historians to decide if a person is historically significant. Read the five statements here: Dawson’s Model
Click on the link below to find information about significant people. Spend the week reading about these people (see below for guidance on which people to read about each day) and use the Dawson’s model checklist underneath the information to check whether you think the person is significant. 

Your creative task this week is to create a picture of somebody or some people who is/ are significant to you. This could be a painting, a sketch or a collage. Your challenge is to write who they are are, why they are significant to you and what big changes they have made to your life.

Daily Focuses for Writing, Maths and Reading

Monday 27th April

Writing–  Y2_Wk5_Day1  (PDF version)       Y2_Wk5_Day1 (Word version)

Maths- To compare lengths 
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  and go to Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 1 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at completing the following sheet about comparing lengths. 

Answers

Reading- Read about Mary Anning and Neil Armstrong. Using the Dawson’s model, do you think they are significant people?

Tuesday 28th April

Writing–  Y2_Wk5_Day2  (PDF version)    Y2_Wk5_Day2 (Word version)

Maths- To order lengths
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/    and go to Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 2 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at the following worksheet about ordering lengths. 

Answers

Reading- Read about Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. Using the Dawson’s model, do you think they are significant people?

Wednesday 29th April

Writing–  Y2_Wk5_Day3 (PDF version)  Y2_Wk5_Day3 (Word version)

Maths- Four operations with length
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  and go to Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 3 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at the following worksheet about ordering lengths. 

Answers

Reading- Read about Emmeline Pankhurst and Henry VIII. Using the Dawson’s model, do you think they are significant people?

Thursday 30th April

Writing–  Y2_Wk5_Day4 (PDF version)  Y2_Wk5_Day4  (word version)

Maths- Problem solving
Click here- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/    and go to Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 4 for today’s teaching video. Then have a go at the following worksheet about problem solving. 

Answers

Reading- Read about Rosa Parks and Christopher Columbus. Using the Dawson’s model, do you think they are significant people?

Friday 1st May

Writing–  Y2_Wk5_Day5  (Word version)  Y2_Wk5_Day5  (PDF version)

Maths- Maths challenge: The number is 24. How many ways can you make it?  You can + – x or ÷.  Will you use a logical approach or can you see any patterns?

Reading- Read about Joseph Lister. Using the Dawson’s model, do you think he is a significant person?


Week commencing 20/4/20

Weekly Focuses
Your Writing focus this week is to write me a letter telling me all about your Easter holidays. You could tell me about walks you have been on, games you have played, television you have watched, things you have done in the garden, things you have baked, favourite things you have eaten or favourite books you have read. See below how to break it down each day. 

See below for your Maths focus each day. If you are unable to print off the tasks, then please just look at the task on screen and record your answers on paper. 

Spellings- Please spend this week testing your child on the Year 2 Common Exception Words. You will find these on the Y2W Gallery Page. Make a note of the ones that your child needs to learn by the end of the year. You can give them a few of these each week to practise and test them the following week to see how they have done 🙂 . 

PE- The choice for PE is yours! You can either complete Joe Wicks’ workout on YouTube (I had a go and it was exhausting!), you could go for a walk, or do some exercises in the garden. 

Reading- Please click on the link to see this week’s text ‘Whale Words’. The daily tasks will be based on this. Whale_Words_GR
These are some notes to help guide you through the week.  Y2_Week_4_Teacher notes
See below for the daily tasks for Reading. These will include some writing as well. If you are unable to print off the worksheets, then you can just record your answers on paper. 

Your creative task this week is to reuse a container in your house to create a marvellous medicine, just like George did. Use any liquids you can find in the house (with your mum or dad’s help). Write a list of the ingredients you have used and what special thing you think each ingredient will do to George’s Grandma. Think about what you want to do to her- make her nice or turn her into something else for being horrible to George? The choice is yours!

Daily Focuses for Writing, Maths and Reading

Monday 20th April
Writing– Draw three things that you have done in the Easter Holidays and label what they are.

Maths- To find three quarters.
Please watch the following video and have a go at completing the tasks below. 
 
If you are unable to see the pictures above properly, please click on the link to see them larger.

When you have had a go, please click on the link to see the answers:


Tuesday 21st April
Writing– Look at your first picture and write two or three sentences about it. What did you do? Who did you do it with? How did you feel? Add as much detail as you possibly can. Try and use a conjunction (e.g. and, so, but, because, or, when) and some expanded noun phrases (adjective, adjective, noun- delicicous, chocolate egg). 

Maths- Count in fractions. 
Please watch the following video and have a go at completing the tasks below. 
If you are unable to see the pictures above properly, please click on the link to see them larger.
When you have had a go, please click on the link to see the answers:

ReadingY2_Wk4_Day2

Wednesday 22nd April
Literacy- Look at your second picture and write two or three sentences about it. Try to use a conjunction and expanded noun phrases. 

Maths- To measure length in cm.
Please watch the video below and have a go at answering the questions below.  
If you are unable to see the pictures above properly, please click on the link to see them larger.
When you have had a go, please click on the link to see the answers:

ReadingY2_Wk4_Day3


Thursday 23rd April
Writing– Look at your third picture and write two or three sentences about it. Try to use a conjunction and expanded noun phrases.

Maths- To measure length in metres
If you are unable to see the pictures above properly, please click on the link to see them larger.
When you have had a go, please click on the link to see the answers:

Reading- Y2_Wk4_Day4


Friday 24th April
Writing- Read through your letter and check capital letters and full stops. Don’t forget to write who it’s from and tell me how you are feeling right now! Upload your work to Dojo, so I can read it. I can’t wait to see what you have been doing!

Maths- Maths Challenges- The most suitable questions for Year 2 are 1, 2 and 3, but you can have a go at the other ones if you would like to! Just choose one challenge, are do as many as you like 🙂  Family-Challenge-Friday-24th

Reading- Y2_Wk4_Day5






Everything prior to Easter

Happy Easter Year 2W! We hope you have a lovely holiday and a rest from all the work you have been doing. If you would like to do any activities over the two week break, there are a few below. 
Speak soon, 
Mrs Wain and Mrs Stacey x


Remember there are weekly English activities on the Y2W Gallery page and there are weekly Maths activities on the Y2B Gallery page. Keep those busy brains working! 

Good morning everyone 🙂 

Please see below for some suggested websites for your child to access. In addition, there will be some daily phonics virtual lessons run by Read, Write, Inc on YouTube. From  Monday 23rd March, Read, Write, Inc will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:
Set 1 Speed Sounds- 9.30am and again at 12.30pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds- 10.00am and again at 1.00pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds- 10.30am and again at 1.30pm.
I would recommend accessing the Set 3 speed sounds sessions.

They are also releasing a film of a poem to join in with at 2.00pm every day. These poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again, so is a great opportunity to learn some poetry by heart. 

In addition to this, Phonics Play have made their site free during the current situation. To receive access to the site, the username to login on is: march20 and the password is: home. There will be lots of phonics games to play on and it will also help with your child’s reading. 

To keep regular exercise happening, Joe Wicks is releasing a free thirty minute PE session at 9.00am every morning on YouTube.

Writing Activities 
Over the next few weeks, it would be nice for your children to do some writing tasks. Please see some ideas below of pieces they might create:
-Write a letter to a grandparent who your children might not be able to see at the moment, telling them what activities they have been doing.
– Write some diary entries about what they are doing and what is happening- this will be a pivotal moment in history, so children might like to look back on some of these memories when they are older. 
– Create a ‘time capsule’ for children to look back on when they are older. In the capsule, they could do an ‘about me’ page, listing what their favourite things are, their goals and dreams, a picture of their family as they are now, pet pictures, local newspaper clippings, fun family memories, programmes on telly they might be watching, pieces of work they are proud of, footprints, handprints and anything else they can think of!
-Spring poetry- Let children use their senses to create a poem about Spring. Encourage them to look at what they can see, hear, smell, taste and feel. 
– Write a persuasive letter to other children, telling them why it is still important to do some school work while they’re off school. Think of two reasons and write a paragraph on each. 
– If you create anything at home with your children, ask them to write a recipe or instructions on how to make it. 

Spelling
Please log onto the following website to practise spelling rules.

Stories
‘Sooper Books’ offer a wide range of stories for children between Foundation and Year 6 age. This site is currently free, so please click on the link for your children to find stories they would like to read. 


Maths activities
To support further learning in Maths the following website is highly recommended as it includes a daily lesson, including a video clip that models the task, as well a follow-up activity for children. Join the #Maths Party at 10am at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Educational games are also available to practise a range of relevant skills relating to calculations, shapes and measuring at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk, using your child’s usual log in to access personalised activities.  
Times tables can also be practised using your child’s usual log in details at www.ttrockstars.co.uk. 

NEW- TTRockstars user name: firstname.lastname, password: password.  Join the TTRockstars Battle by representing Team Flanderwell against St. Alban’s children.

Don’t forget to have fun with some everyday maths at home such as:
Weighing ingredients or measuring liquids for cooking and baking, or chopping food into halves, quarters or thirds
Investigating the longest and shortest object-measuring length of objects in the house or garden, using a tape measure, ruler or hand spans
Practising multiplication and division by using everyday objects to make arrays (3×5 arranged as 3 rows of toy cars with 5 in each row) or share into groups, as well as counting on and back in steps of 1, 2, 5 and 10.
Telling the time at intervals throughout the day, counting how long until…in 5 minute intervals on a clock face, or timing how many times you can…(star jump, write your name, run to the garden gate, etc) in one minute-be as creative as you like!

I hope you are all well and spending lots of time with your families. School is quiet without you all! 

Mrs Wain 🙂 


WORKING FROM HOME DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE
A pack of work has been prepared for every child if they are unable to attend school for a prolonged period due to the impact of Coronavirus.
We hope the range of worksheets in this pack will allow your child to engaged in a range of Reading, Writing and Maths activities as they would in a normal school day.  In addition, the projects suggested based on ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’ and online games set on ‘Active Learn Primary’ and ‘TTRockstars’ will hopefully be enjoyable ways to supplement the worksheets provided.  All tasks are intended to practise the skills relevant to the curriculum for your child’s year group.
We would anticipate children only attempt these tasks when well and only complete a few each day dependent on your individual family’s circumstances.  Further suggested links will be provided here for online learning opportunities, if school was to close for a prolonged period.

Suggested websites for home learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.ictgames.com




Our topic this term is … Muck, Mess and Mixtures!



Our exciting topic this term is all about experimenting, creating mixtures and being creative!
 
In Literacy, we will be looking at the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine, where we will be writing character descriptions, poetry and letters. We will also be looking at the book ‘Revolting Rhymes’ by Roald Dahl, where we will be creating our own recipes and rhymes. 
We will be following the Abacus scheme in Maths, where we will be learning to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to in digital and analogue. We will be learning to double and halve two digit numbers and we will be learning how to multiply and divide. In addition to this, we will be looking at fractions and money problems. 

Our times table focus will be on the 10, 2 and 5 times table.  Children have the chance to earn their gold award if they can recall all multiplications and the related division facts for each time table.

Science: In Science, we will be investigating how different liquids change when mixed with water. We will then investigate what happens when we mix water with oil and finally, we will be investgating which soap creates the most bubbles. Later in the term, after Easter, we will carry out an investigation testing the melting process and comparing the length of time it takes for particular foods to melt. 
DT: In D and T, we will be tasting foods from around the world and describe the flavours. We will sort and group food, with a particular focus on healthy food. In addition, we will follow a recipe that involves melting ingredients to combine them. Finally, we will make a large bowl of messy jelly, using different coloured jelly cubes. 
Art: In Art, we will be studying the artist Matisse and creating artwork based on his style. We will also create marble and bubble prints, as well as ice cream paintings. Finally, we will create food lanscapes, inspired by Carl Warner. 
ICT: In ICT, we will be learning about E-safety and create posters using word to inform other children on how to stay safe on computers. 
Music: In Music, we will be learning the song ‘Zootime’.
PE: Our PE topics for this term are Matball and Football. 
PSHCE: In PSHCE, we will be learning about the E-safety and healthy lifestyle. 
RE: In RE, our focus will be on what Easter means to Christians. 


        PE Days- Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please be prepared for one or both of these lesssons being outdoors.
 
Remember on your way to school…
Monday
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Tuesday
Reading diary (to be handed in today), Homework (to be handed in today), reading book, PE kit, spelling log book
Wednesday
Reading diary, reading book and spelling log book.
Thursday
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Friday
Reading diary (to be handed in again today), reading scheme book in the wallet (to be handed in today), reading book and PE Kit
                                                                                                                                        
Remember on your way home…
Maths homework will be sent home on a Thursday. Please hand this back in on a Tuesday, placing it in box in the classroom. 

Spelling rules will be taught and tested in class through the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme. You should also have a copy of the 100 and 200 High Frequency words, as well as the Year 2 common exceptation words for you to practise with your child at home.
 
The scheme book is changed every Friday and handed back out on the same day. You are welcome to change your child’s individual reading colour band book any day of the week before and after school. The individual colour band books are located in the classroom on the bookshelf.

The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, which is situated in our cloakroom. They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read. Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point.

PE Kit                                     
Children can wear any appropriate indoor and outdoor sportswear for PE. They will need to bring trainers or pumps in case we do outdoor PE. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed or plasters/ micropore tape needs to be provided.


Important Dates
Thursday 5th March- World Book Day
Tuesday 10th March- Friday 13th March- Toast week. Toast- 20p, Drink- 30p
Monday 30th March pm- Parents Meetings
Tuesday 31st March afternoon- Parents Meetings
Friday 3rd April- Break up for Easter at 1.30pm
Monday 20th April- Return to school
Wednesday 22nd April- Year 2 Showcase to begin at 2.00pm
Monday 4th May- Year 2 SATs month begins
Friday 22nd May- Break up for Spring Bank holiday