Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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Welcome to Year 2 

 

Please note this week we will be learning about Rainforests. As this is a popular topic on the internet we have included lots of activities. Please do not feel that you have to do every activity (particular topic work). We try to include lots so that every child is catered for and has plenty to do. We realise every families circumstances are very different at the moment so it is fine to just do what you can but more importantly the activities that your child finds most engaging. Just do what you can when you can!

 

Please note that our final regular Zoom Meeting for the children will be next Friday at 11.00 am. It would be great to see everybody before we break up!

Week beginning 6th July 2020

Where has the year gone? Please may we take this opportunity to thank all parents for all their support again this week.

The timetable and resources for this week’s resources are available in the WEEK 16 folder below.

 

The Rainforest.

This week we shall be moving away from our Space topic to venture into the sweltering rainforest! (use your imaginations here folks!) Again, this topic was extremely popular during a vote on Zoom and creatures have been a huge hit in classroom discussions all year- particularly those that terrify the teachers! Feel free to use any books/posters/models or clips from the internet (there are heaps if you google) to supplement and support work set. If the children want to investigate a particular creature in more depth, as a mini project, that is fine! Remember it is the transferable skills of researching, understanding how habitats vary, recognising food chains and how they work, that we are looking for the children to develop. The paths they take to develop these skills is up to them. Likewise, there are resources in the folder to accompany the timetable as a starting point or to provide inspiration. We have a much better chance of getting quality work from the children if they are interested in the animals or creatures they are studying. Where possible we have tried to ensure that Literacy activities follow the Rainforest theme to maximise cross curricular links.

 

English

Home Reading

Contnue to accessOxford Owls or here for online reading books or read free choice books from home. Make reading a top priority – even if children are struggling to get other activities- keeping reading practice up is probably the most important activity your child can do! Before we break up, I will make a list of popular titles to hopefully inspire the children to get reading at home. They do not have to read every page and it is fine for an adult to read alternate pages. Encourage the children to make predictions about what they think is going to happen and insist they explain their reasoning. Ask the children to explain how they might feel if they were a character in the story and in the case of non-fiction texts encourage children to use the glossary, index, contents page and discuss the use of alphabetical order and textual features such as headings, diagrams, photographs etc.

A rule of thumb when deciding whether a book is suitably challenging enough; ask your child to read a couple of pages. They should need to stop and decode approximately 5 words per page. If they do not stop at all the book is too easy, stall or struggle on more than 5 words the book is too difficult. This will be a great rule to use when libraries reopen, and children are trying to decide which books to take home. We will continue to set at least one reading comprehension activity per week, which will be differentiated where possible, to cater for all abilities.

We want children to really enjoy reading and use this time to discover the types of books they enjoy the most. Please remember, comics, information books, fictional stories, poetry, gaming manuals, instructions, all count as great reading practice. Allow children to read for pleasure both alone and with an adult.

Please follow timetable in the week 16 folder below to access this week’s English activities. At the bottom of the folder I enclose a comprehension about Looking after a snake and the rainforest for those children who want extra reading practice.

 

Maths

This week we will be asking you to use the Year 2 White Rose Home Learning slides (week 11) for revision and we enclose the accompanying worksheets in the Week 16 folder at the bottom of the webpage.

Have fun jungle explorers, enjoy your adventure and remember to avoid anything that bites!

 

Please note there will be a regular Zoom Meeting for the children every Friday at 11.00 am. It would be great to see you all and feel free to bring something to show or a piece of news to share!

Week beginning 22nd June

Please continue to look out for Sporting activities on the Sports areas of the website to help school to try to win some sports related events within Redditch!

Please may we take this opportunity to thank all parents for all their support throughout these testing times. It has been so lovely to see how many parents have been supporting their children with the activities we have been setting; be it cooking, craft, reading or maths we have loved seeing the photos and it has been really uplifting to see proud children on Zoom sharing their home projects. We have seen everything from, strawberry plants, fairy gardens, home-made salsa, vegetable patches and even caterpillar chrysalises. I am thrilled to see the books children are managing at home, some of which are quite tricky and lengthy which is testament to all the hard work they have been putting into their reading. As you will appreciate when we set work on this site, we are desperately trying to cater for all abilities and types of learners so feel free to adapt or change activities as you wish.

The timetable and resources for this week’s resources are available in the WEEK 15 folder below.

To Infinity and Beyond!...........

This week we shall be moving away from our Mexico topic to take a journey into space! This topic was very popular during a vote on Zoom. Feel free to use any books/posters/models you already have at home to supplement and support work set. If the children want to deviate from the activities set feel free. Our focus will remain primarily on the Solar System and where possible we have tried to ensure that Literacy and topic activities follow this theme.

English

Home Reading

Since the start of lock-down, we have been setting Rapid Reader to ensure the children have access to virtual books online but from this week we will be requesting that children useOxford Owls or here for online reading books or read free choice books from home.

A rule of thumb when deciding whether a book is suitably challenging enough; ask your child to read a couple of pages. They should need to stop and decode approximately 5 words per page. If they do not stop at all the book is too easy, stall or struggle on more than 5 words the book is too difficult. This will be a great rule to use when libraries reopen, and children are trying to decide which books to take home. We will continue to set at least one reading comprehension activity per week (this week there are two!), which will be differentiated 3 ways to cater for all abilities.

We want children to really enjoy reading and use this time to discover the types of books they enjoy the most. Please remember, comics, information books, fictional stories, poetry, gaming manuals, instructions, all count as great reading practice. Allow children to read for pleasure both alone and with an adult.

Please follow timetable in the week 15 folder below to access this week’s English activities.

Maths

This week we will be asking you to use the Year 2 White Rose Home Learning slides (week 10) for revision and we enclose the accompanying worksheets in the Week 15 folder at the bottom of the webpage. We have also included three extra revision sheets which are not related to the White Rose Slides if you would like extra revision. 

Space Topic

Please follow the timetable in the week 15 folder for suggested topic activities. Please note you do not have to do all of these, neither do you have to do them in any particular order.

There is also a science focus this week in which children can create a rocket experiment. Please note you will need soluble paracetamol tablets for this and therefore it is essential that children are supervised throughout this activity to ensure they do not put the tablets anywhere near their mouth. Please see the timetable in the Week 15 folder for further details and the link for the ‘how to’ video.

Have fun space explorers, enjoy your mission and I shall see you all for a Zoom debrief on Friday!

Home Reading

Since the start of lock-down, we have been setting Rapid Reader to ensure the children have access to virtual books online to emulate our home reading books that within school. For some of our more able readers these book have come to an end so this will be the final week we will be setting book from Rapid Reader. For this reason,we will be requesting that children use other sites such as Oxford Owls or here for online reading books or read free choice books from home.

A rule of thumb when deciding whether a book is suitably challenging enough; ask your child to read a couple of pages. They should need to stop and decode approximately 5 words per page. If they do not stop at all the book is too easy, stall or struggle on more than 5 words the book is too difficult. This will be a great rule to use when libraries reopen, and children are trying to decide which books to take home. We will continue to set one reading comprehension activity per week which will be differentiated 3 ways to cater for all abilities.

We want children to really enjoy reading and use this time to discover the types of books they enjoy the most. Please remember, comics, information books, fictional stories, poetry, gaming manuals, instructions, all count as great reading practice. Allow children to read for pleasure both alone and with an adult. Maybe they could create their own comfy reading corner in the house to promote quiet reading time. A cold drink and a good book in a comfy home - made den could be a great escape from it all for some children!

Please follow timetable in the week 14 folder below to access this week’s English activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Useful sites:

Timestables practise via TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/23115

MyMaths activities & games via: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/

Rapid Reading: www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Feel free to create your own login at .www.oxfordowl.co.uk Here the children will find familiar Oxford Reading Tree resources and lots more.

 

Maths, English & Theme via: see files below 

 


Please note that since the weather is very cold it is necessary for the children to have jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top in with their regular PE kit every week since the children will be going outside for some lessons. Ideally we would prefer these to be navy blue (to match school uniform colours) but are happy for children to wear alternative colours in the meantime to allow time for these to be purchased.

ANOTHER QUICK NOTE: Once you recieve your login maths details do not upload your own games or tasks to your child's My Maths. This feature is only intended for teacher use and if you add your own tasks it complicates our assessment system. Therefore, if you would like more practice feel free to visit sites such as https://www.topmarks.co.uk and snappymaths.com thank you! :)

Our 2019-2020 team:

Mrs Glover (2G) - Mrs Stokes (am/pm)

Miss. Roberts (2R) - Mrs Maddocks (am), Mrs Vickeridge (pm)

Lunchtime Supervisors:

Mrs Bonehill and Mrs Wadsley (2P)

Mrs Warrilow (2E)

Please could the children have thier reading books in school everyday - we will be handing these out in the first couple of weeks.

Homework and weekly spellings will be sent out every Wednesday. The homework will need to be handed back into school on Monday and the spelling quiz will take place every Monday.

This half term our topic is 'Fire Fire!'

We were hoping to make our topic even more exciting by inviting visitors into school. If we have any parents/carers who are nurses, dentists, hygienists etc and would happy to come in and talk to the children about hygiene, wellbeing, exercise etc we would very grateful. Likewise if anyone has any leaflets linked with these topics in relation to children's health these would come in very useful too!

Thank you for you continued support especially in  the area of reading where many children are making great progress! Little and often is the key!