Cherry Class - Year 2
Teacher: Miss L Frier
Access code for Google Classroom - vsn32xa
Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).
Their password is generic --> Password1 (captial P)
How to support your child with reading at home.
Home Learning Week 2
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|PSHE Year 2 Spr 2 week 2.pdf||Download|
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Home Learning Week 1
Home Learning Week 6 - Creative Arts Week
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|Daily Maths morning activity (6).pptx||Download|
|Phonics SPaG (6).pptx||Download|
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|Week 6 - Thursday Maths Slides.pptx||Download|
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|Week 6 - Wednesday Maths Slides.pptx||Download|
|Whole Class Reading (6).pptx||Download|
Home Learning Week 5
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Home Learning Week 4
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|PE Joe Wicks 5-minute workout cards.pdf||Download|
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Home Learning Week 3
SPaG & Phonics
Home Learning Week 2
SPaG & Phonics
Home Learning Week 1
Phonics help for parents
Here is a useful video with how to pronounce the sounds in words if your child is struggling with sounding out words when they are reading and you are wanting to help them with sounding out the words:
We want children to have a whole diet of reading which can be fulfilled through:
Reading their school book, in which most words will be phonetically decodable for them so they are able to read this themselves (some with support). They will also contain some words that aren't decodable but they will have exposure to these words and enable the opportunity for sight reading. This also allows us to consistently track the progress of pupils throughout school. We listen to children read every week and will move the child on book bands when we feel appropriate. We appreciate that the school reading books may not be suited to all children's interest which is why we encourage the whole diet of reading and not just a focus solely on the banded books. Please note there are different numbered levels within the coloured book band however these are all grouped together so sometimes your child may have a level 9, then 7 then 8 for example.
Their school library book and any books they read at home for pleasure for reading. This allows children to read or have read to them a book that interests them. The more genres of books they are exposed to the better.
Whole class reading book and other related books within English and Mission lessons in school. These provide all children the opportunity to develop their reading comprehension skills and make their writing purposeful when linked to a text.
Below are recommended reading lists for year 2 and year 3 that are good quality texts for their age group.
There is also the reading VIPERS poster which we use in class and reminds them of the reading skills they use whilst reading.
Finally there is a document containing reading questions for parents to ask and discuss whilst reading with their child to help further develop their reading skills at home.
If you discuss any of these questions with them, please include it in their yellow homework diary. If your child has read their school reading book, please write in their yellow homework diary when they have finished so that we can change their book for them and comment on any words they had to sound out, got wrong, corrected reading on etc. Please also keep a log of any other books they are reading at home in their Homework diary as we love to discuss these with children.
Spelling Cards and Times Tables Cards
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|x table Challenge 2017 (12) peach.docx||Download|
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|x table Challenge 2017 (4) blue.docx||Download|
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Year 2 Information
All the objectives in the information below will be worked on throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these is greatly valued and will help with their SATs.
Although SATs for KS1 have been cancelled for this year we would still recommend familiarising yourself with the document and any additional support is always appreciated
Half Term Information Sheet
Please find below the Summer 2 Information Sheet for parents/carers, which contains general information about the year and this half term.
Please find below the Homework Booklet for Summer 2. The home learning activities are linked to the areas we are focusing on in class, and have been carefully chosen to develop different skills in relation to a variety of curriculum subjects. All homework will be shared on a Friday and displayed proudly in our classroom.
For the mean time we are asking if parents are able to take photos of the children's homework and either upload them on to Google Classroom or send me an email with the photo and the children can share the work with the class this way. I apologise this is more work however we want to keep cross contamination to a minimum and believe this will help to do this.Thank you
Special Mentions and CHAS
Every Friday we come together as a school to celebrate the children's hard work across our school; we do this by awarding one (on exception more than one), child per class Special Mention, and one child per class CHAS recognition. The child will be rewarded a badge for each and if given CHAS will be able to take home our CHAS dragon for the week and CHAS book to write about what adventures CHAS gets up to with you.
During our celebration assembly we also celebrate weekly birthdays and award the winning classes with the Eco and Attendance awards. Additionally, children have the opportunity to try their spellings and/or times tables to be able to progress to the next level in spellings and/or times tables in school.
The weekly Special Mention and CHAS for Cherry class is be recorded below.
We are still continuing with all these celebrations however will be doing them in individual classes and over Google Meets
This Half Term's Special Mention:
Summer 2 -
Week 1 - Ivan gets a special mention this week for doing so well this week with telling the time. Ivan can now tell the time to 5 minutes confidently
Week 2 - Special mention this week goes to Will for being so resilient in the skipping workshop and not giving up. Will started the workshop not being able to skip at all and finished the workshop being able to skip because of his resilience
Week 3 - This week special mention goes to James for writing the most beautiful recount. James’ language choices blew Miss Frier and Miss wheeler away
Week 4 - Emma gets a special mention this week for doing amazingly well with her fractions this week. Emma can now find unit and non-unit fractions of numbers
Week 5 - Harley for keeping a smile on our faces every single day. Thank you and well done Harley
Week 6 - James gets Special mention this week for his amazing humorous rhyming poem about Cherry class. It made me and Miss Wheeler really laugh.
Week 7 -
This Half Term's CHAS:
Summer 2 -
Week 1 - This week CHAS goes to Lydia for always being such a kind friend to others. Lydia always makes sure everyone has someone to play with and no one is left out
Week 2 - CHAS is going to Charlie this week for always having beautiful manners
Week 3 - Kayla gets CHAS this week for being CHAS 100% of the time and giving one of her highlighters to another child in the class who didn’t have one this week
Week 4 - Eadee for being so kind and helpful at after school club this week. Miss Kellett sent Miss Frier a lovely email saying how amazing Eadee had been this week
Week 5 - Melissa gets CHAS this week for being so helpful during lunch time when Miss Wheeler is doing dinners
Week 6 - Meghan gets CHAS this week for being so nice and kind to Miss Wheeler and helping her do jobs like sharpening pencils whilst Miss Frier has to be at home.
Week 7 -
Autumn 2 -
Star reader: Meghan! For reading lots of different types of books at home and reading to her little sister Betty
Phonics: Vanessa! For never giving up in phonics even if she finds something difficult
Presentation: Harley! For trying so hard to sit his letters on the line and make sure they're not too big and to make sure he doesn't scribble in his book
Autumn 1 -
Star reader: Raffy! For recognising when we are using which reading skill in whole class reading
Phonics: Melissa! For always putting in 100% effort to phoincs
Presentation: Will! For trying so hard to make his handwriting neat and use finger spaces
Summer 1 -
Star reader: Billy! For trying so hard to improve his reading this half term. Billy has decided by him self to start reading more so that he can become a better reader
Phonics: Hilton! For always putting in 100% effort to phonics and trying hard every single lesson
Presentation: Jordan! For really improving his handwriting and overall presentation this half term. Jordan's work is much neater now and we can read all of his writing
Summer 2 -
What we have been doing this half term
In Maths we finished off looking at time. We had a relay race and compared our intervals on time using than greater than, less than and equals to symbols.
We have now moved on to fractions. We can recognise 1/2 1/4 1/3 and 3/4. We used playdough to then make our own fractions of shapes.
We can find fractions of amounts and numbers including unit fraction and non-unit fractions.
In English we are writing recounts. We have done a cold write about what we did in the holidays. We have looked at examples and identified the features of recounts. We have watched a clip of Mr Bean and sequenced the events adding in time connectives. We have now started planning our recounts making bullet points for each step that we are going to write about.
We have written out our recounts adding in all of the features we looked at including feelings and time connectives. We then edited and improved our work and have written it out in best to show our next teacher how amazing our writing is.
Whole class reading
We have begun reading The Giraffe The Pelly and Me. Before reading the story we asked questions that we wanted to find out whilst reading the story, we read the blurb and made predictions and we looked at other stories by the same author and illustrator.
We have read the first couple of chapters of our book and have discussed lots of new vocabulary whilst reading. We have made some predictions and inferences too based on what we know from the text.
In Science we have been conducting an ice melting experiment linking to our work in temperature in Maths. We made predictions, observations and wrote a conclusion.
In Art we used charcoal and white chalk to layer the mediums to create a piece of art using images of nature to inspire us.
We have made mosaics of the word Cherry to take home with us to remember Cherry class.
We have been sewing in DT to make a simple (very small) garment that may come in use for something that we get given at the end of the year.
We have been practicing for sports day. We have practiced flat race, relay, hoop race, egg and spoon and sack race. We also had a cricket and skipping workshop which the children absolutely loved. Sports day was a massive success and all children had an absolutely fantastic day. They all tried so hard and gave it their all which made us proud.
We have been playing team games such as football, netball and dodgeball. We have been focusing on the rules and good communication.
We have been exploring the different genres of music and listening to which instruments we can hear in the songs. We have also had a go at composing out own piece of music using different sounds and changing the tempo.
In PSHE we have been learning about different parts of the body. We can identify and name each part using the correct scientific terminology.
What we did last half term:
In Maths we are looking at shape. We have been making patterns with 2D shapes and can name their properties. We can also name 3D shapes and have been sorting them and every day objects. We can name the properties of 3D shapes and make patterns with them.
We have now moved on to measurement and have looked at different equipment we can use to measure and the different units of measurement. We have used trundle wheels, metre rulers, 30cm rulers and tape measures to measure different every day objects.
We have also been measuring the mass and capacity of objects.
We know that we measure the weight of solid objects using different equipment such as a metric scale and weighing scales. We know that some of the units of measurements we use are g and kg. We measured the weight of objects in the classroom and recorded the weights of them.
We know that we can measure the volume of liquids using equipment such as measuring cylinders and measuring jugs. We measured different amounts of water outside on the playground and recorded the measurements in ml and l.
In English we are looking at leaflets. We have been looking at lots of examples and know the purpose and audience of them. We have identified the features of them and are now going to do some research to make our own. We have come up with our own company names and slogans to go on our leaflets advertising a safari in Kenya.
We have planned out where our information will go on our leaflet and we are now going to write up our facts on our leaflets.
We wrote up our facts on our leaflets, added pictures and offers too.
Our final leaflets were fantastic and definitely fit the purpose of persuading someone to come to Africa on a safari.
We have now moved on to looking at riddles. We know that riddles are texts that give you clues to try and guess the answer. We know that the purpose is to entertain people and the audience is anyone who would like to read them for entertainment. We have done a cold write of a riddle and have shared some with the class. We enjoyed guessing the answers. We are going to write our own as shape poems about African animals which we are very excited about.
We have written up our riddles and enjoyed sharing them with the class.
Whole class reading:
In WCR we are reading the Tunnel. This week we have been using our inference skills to make predictions about what we think will happen in the story next. We have also made links to other stories we know based on the characters and what is happening in the story. We have finished the story of the Tunnel. This week we have independently been making inferences from the text based on what we have read.
This week we have written summaries of the story in our own words. We have written questions to the author, discussed out likes and dislikes and made some comments about the book.
We have written the next chapter to the story imagining that we are the author and are writing what happens next in the story.
In Outdoor PE we have been practising pour communication and passing skills ready to play team games over the next couple of weeks. We had to make sure we had eye contact and said the persons name before passing the ball as well as making sure they were ready to receive it.
In Indoor PE we have been learning traditional African dances. We learnt how to throw our hips and arms in the same style as the traditional African dancers that we watched. We have also looked at some body percussion which we really enjoyed having a go at.
In Music we have been looking at traditional African music. We have watched some live clips and are learning an African song. This week we are learning makaton to the song we have learnt. We have added in singing in a round for our song which we are going to perform in the whole school big sing next half term.
We had a Djembe drum workshop and Asha-Lily helped demonstrate how we can play the different sounds on it as she knows how to play it. She then helped the rest of the class with playing it.
Mission - Science/Geography/History/Art/DT :
In Mission Geography we investigated the question 'Why is Kenya hotter than Whitley?' We used atlas' and globes to research and found that it is colder here because we are further from the equator. We can explain what the equator is and describe the climate in different countries using a world map to help us.
We have recapped the difference between physical and geographical features and have sorted physical and geographical features of the UK and Africa. We can explain the similarities and differences between the geography of both places.
This week we have done silhouette sunset art of an African sunset with animal silhouettes.
We also read the story of Handa's surprise and tasted the fruit from the story. The children were fantastic and all tried fruits such as avacado, guava and passion fruit.
In Mission Science we have learnt about food chains. We know that producers are plants that produce their own food and consumers are animals that eat food. We know that predators are animals that hunt their food and prey is an animal that gets hunted.
We produced a film all about Africa as a class showcasing what we have learnt this half term. We shared it with the school and with parents who all loved it too. We were very proud of our film.
In PSHE we have been learning about families and how all families are different and can be made up of different people.
We have been learning about British values this week and understanding what our values are as a country.
As part of mental health awareness week we have been looking at what we can do to stay calm and happy.