Welcome to Year Two!
Welcome to the Beech page of our school website. Here, you will find class information, important dates for your diary and useful links to use at home
We have lots of exciting learning to look forward to across the school year. Make sure you keep a look out as we will be posting photographs of the fun we are having at school!
Mrs Turner x
Week beginning 21.9.20
This week we are beginning our topic 'Indian Spice'!
In Geography we will be locating India on a map, researching key features of India and creating our own map of India, including a key.
In Science we are beginning to learn about materials. We will be investigating what materials we can see around us and learning about their properties.
In English we will be looking at Traditional Tales and their key features. We will be retelling a traditional tale and using adjectives for character and setting descriptions, focusing on handwriting, capital letters and full stops.
In maths we will be focusing on place value and recapping on some of our Year One learning.
Please ensure you read with your child every night, for at least ten minutes and are encouraging your child to use the reading strategies sent out on the letter. Please remember to send their reading books in on a Monday with signed diaries, otherwise we are unable to send new books out on a Wednesday.
Class Teacher: Mrs Turner
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Adams
Reading at home
Children are expected to read to an adult at home daily. Two reading books will be changed and sent home on a Wednesday and collected in on a Monday. Please indicate that you have read with your child in the reading diary. Children's books will be changed when you have read them twice.
Children will be doing double PE on a Wednesday afternoon. Please send your child in to school in their PE kit on this day.
Please see the list of Year Two common exception words. These are the spellings children are expected to be able to spell by the end of the year.
By the end of Year Two children are expected to be confident with the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Our topic for the first two weeks is Journey Through Europe. For the rest of Autumn Term it is Indian Spice. Below are some useful links if you would like to do some research and extend your child's learning within this topic.
Dates for your diary
Please check regularly for updates.
15th October: Tie-dye activity
Half term: 26th - 30th October
2nd November: Interfaith Week
10th November: Pottery Workshop
Year 2 Topics
For your information - these are the topics our class will cover this year:
History and Geography
Week 1 and 2 - Whole School 2 Week Topic - Journey Through Europe
Remainder of Autumn Term - Indian Spice
Spring Term - Wonder Women
Summer Term - The Home Front (World War 2)
Terms 1 and 2 - Materials
Term 3 - Animals, including Humans
Term 4 - Living things and their habitats
Terms 5 and 6 - Plants
Religions covered in Year 2: Christianity, Islam, Sikh, Buddhism
What to do if you are worried while school is closed:
Support for children's mental health: https://www.lapworthschool.co.uk/childrens-mental-health/
Your questions and concerns about Coronavirus answered: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-2
Additional BBC Bitesize support with Geography Skills:
Below you will find a selection of very good Geography lessons put together by BBC Bitesize. Children should be able to look through these independently, watch the video, read the information and try the short quiz at the end. There are several to choose from with all seven continents covered.
Europe (France): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk4j7nb
Africa (Nigeria): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk9tpg8
North America (San Francisco): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhhb42p
South America (Rio De Janeiro): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yg9mn
Asia (Shanghai): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfcbrj6
Cities, Towns and Villages: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4ydm
Lots of websites to help you stay active:
Indoor Activities: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities
Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdanceGB
Joe Wicks Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
This Girl Can: https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/
Try these websites:
- Virtual Fieldtrips to museums, zoos and landmarks: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1_aWODHd-yrIZsfOGzCTeOUoQQMPx3906Fs6islbPxzef3yfBQ8oFJkz0&_ga=2.222422492.678930662.1587980221-492136169.1587498233
- Scratch Coding lessons: https://sip.scratch.mit.edu/scratchathome/?mc_cid=06a3f42013&mc_eid=3d2133c14d
- Les Mills exercise videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIZkpEAHfJ4kSkbkB8krDg
- Crash Course Science videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Activities and Advice to support Online Safety at home: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/
Try these free Audiobooks:
Suggested Science Investigations you can do at home:
White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
TTS Rockstars and Numbots: https://play.ttrockstars.com
Phonics: www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Username:march20 and Password: home. Try Phase 5)
Purple Mash: access via http://www.welearn365.com
Exercise: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers, https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1