Welcome to Year Two!
The children enjoyed Interfaith Week, particularly learning about Sikhs and participating in lots of group work and practical activities enabling them to understand Sikh beliefs and values. A big thank-you for the recycling you sent in, the children made some fantastic junk models of Gurdwaras.
In maths this week we will be learning different strategies to add and subtract 2 digit numbers with 2 digit numbers. In English we will be learning about the features of non-fiction books in preparation for creating our own non chronological reports, 'All about India'! In Science we will be learning about Charles Mackintosh and how his discoveries help us today.
Reminders: PE is now on a Friday and reading books are to be handed in on a Monday so we can have them ready to hand them out to you on a Wednesday
Have a super week,
Mrs Turner x
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 Friday. 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.
1st October: Virtual Games competition - please send you child in their PE kit on this day.
15th October: Tie-dye activity - please send all t-shirts/pillow cases in by 9th October.
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