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Beech

Beech Class 2019-20

Emergency School Closure

How to support your child at home

Year 2 Parents,

Below you will find weekly planning ideas and suggested activities for home schooling during the Coronavirus enforced school closure. These plans and resources will be updated on a weekly basis throughout the period the school is closed so that you can best support your child's continued learning at home. Planning is themed to allow the entire family to work on similar activities each day. Please work through as much or as little as you have time for, alongside possibly working from home yourself. We suggest either a Maths or a Writing task each day plus at least 10 minutes of Reading. There are a range of additional activities at the end of each plan if you do require extra work. Maths work is separate for each year group and is linked directly to the Year 2 Curriculum we have been studying in school.

Keep safe, healthy and happy smiley

Mrs Rhead

Beech Class Weekly Meetings on MS Teams:

Remember to log in and see your friends and teacher at the following times each week:

Tuesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 2.30pm

The children can chat to their friends and share their work and experiences at home. We will also be playing a range of maths and spelling/grammar games to keep them engaged with their learning as well as sharing a story.

 

Additional Online Teaching Sessions Timetable:

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 

Wellbeing Activity Pack: https://www.risingstars-uk.com/media/Rising-Stars/Wellbeing%20and%20Character%20Education/Happy-Newspaper-Activity-Pack-download.pdf

 

While the children are not in school, we are aware that they may have worries or concerns they still want to share with us and we would like to be able to support them as much as we can during this unusual time. We have set up a dedicated email address so children can contact staff with any worries or questions they may have. This email service is available Monday to Friday and emails will be answered by key staff.

The email address is: worry3147@welearn365.com

Summer Term 2 Plans

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.

Antarctica: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxwwg7h

Australia: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhv8jhv

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

Telling the time:

If you would like some additional ideas and activities to support your child with telling the time then please try the worksheets, websites and games below:

BBC Bitesize Videos: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

Teaching Clock: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Game: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/ 

I have recently updated the resources on our class Times Tables support page. Have a look here for worksheets, games and some new challenges for the 2,5,10 and 3 times tables:

https://www.lapworthschool.co.uk/times-tables-1/

 

Maths Revision Workbooks

If you would like some extra maths challenges to complete with your child at home, either now or over the summer holidays then the documents below may be useful. They are revision activities and designed to review the range of skills taught in Year 2, so would be a good way to help the children prepare for maths in Year 3. There are both subject specific workbooks (e.g. fractions) and those which require a range of maths skills. The 'Activity Mats' are short activities to revise basic Year 2 maths skills and are differentiated by level of challenge. Stars in the bottom left hand corner indicate the difficulty (1=easiest to 3= hardest).

Summer Term 1 Plans

Half Term (25th-29th May)

There are no Home Learning plans or MS Teams Meetings for the week of Half Term. Spend some time having fun with your family and if you would like some ideas try these websites below:

Visit Chester Zoo Virtually: https://www.chesterzoo.org/

Primary Games from BBCBitesize: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/primary-games/1

Fun reading activities from BookTrust: 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

Listen to some Science Podcasts: 

https://open.spotify.com/show/19eyWrggdBhGFto925qFqX

Explore nature with various activities from WWF:

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature#learning

Week 5 - Theme: Environment (W/B 11th May)

Friday 8th May is 75 years since VE Day. Below you will find a range of activities to explore this important anniversary at home.

VE Day: What is it, when is it and why do we remember?   https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749 

Horrible Histories song about VE Day:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song

Musical Activity to celebrate VE Day:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/ve-day-2020/zksjjhv

Activities and Advice to support Online Safety at home:   https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/5-7s/

Easter Holidays (6th-17th April)

There are no Home Learning plans for the two weeks of the Easter Holidays. Spend some time having fun with your family and if you would like some ideas try these Easter Activities below:

 

Easter Craft and Cooking

Exploring Easter

Exploring your garden

White Rose Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

TTS Rockstars and Numbots: https://play.ttrockstars.com

Handwriting: www.letterjoin.co.uk

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

Suggested Timetable for Home Learning

 

Welcome to Year 2 smiley 

Hello and welcome to the Beech Class page of our school website. Here you will find dates, class information and homework. You can also find out what we will be learning each week and see photographs of all the fun we have at school.

 

I am always available at the end of the day so if you have any questions, queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to speak to me. Appointments can also always be arranged through the office. Thank you.

Mrs Rhead.

 

Week beginning 16th March

 

English: Writing a non chronological report on influential women throughout history.

Maths: Division and solving word problems

Science: Understanding how animals and plants adapt to their environments

Topic: Learning about Florence Nightingale and how she improved hospitals

 

 

 

 

Dates for your diary:

Mon 24th Feb - Teacher Training Day

Thurs 5th March - World Book Day

W/B 9th March - Science Week

Tues 10th and Thurs 12th March - Parents Evening

Thurs 12th March - Storytelling Workshop with live music

Friday 13th March - Sports Relief, come to school in sports clothes in Family colours

Fri 20th March - Mothers Day Assembly at 3pm and PTA tea and cakes CANCELLED

Thurs 2nd April - Easter Church Service

6th-17th April - Easter Holidays

Class Information

Class Teacher: Mrs A Rhead

Class Teaching Assistant (Tues-Thurs mornings): Mrs D Adams

 

Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes daily.

School Reading Books are changed on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please indicate in the reading diary when you have read with your child so we know that they require a new book. Children's books will be changed when they have read them twice.

Weekly Homework

Maths and English Homework is set on alternate weeks.

Homework is set on Friday and due in on the following Wednesday

Spelling

Please see list of Year 2 Common Exception words under 'Spelling' below. These are the spellings that children are expected to learn to spell by the end of Year 2.

Times Tables

In Year 2 children are expected to know the following times tables:

2,3,5 and 10

There are some suggested websites and resources to help you practise these under 'Times Tables' below.

Topic

This term our topic is… Wonder Women

Suggested websites if you would like to complete some additional research with your child…

Elizabeth I https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zkh7bdm 

Victoria https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zfdkhbk

FlorenceNightingale http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/florence/index.htm

Suffragettes https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-suffragettes

Rosa Parks https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-rosa-parks/z7rtvk7

 

PE - Wednesday and Thursday

Library books changed - Friday

 

*Please note that Family Points are no longer recorded in Reading Records and are now collected on a chart in the classroom. Children receive their leaves in assembly as usual.

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 - Local History: The Gunpowder Plot

Remainder of Autumn Term - Indian Spice

Spring Term - Wonder Women

Summer Term - The Home Front (World War 2)

Science

Terms 1 and 2 - Materials

Term 3 - Animals, including Humans

Term 4 - Living things and their habitats

Terms 5 and 6 - Plants

RE

Religions covered in Year 2: Christianity, Islam, Sikh, Buddhism

Science Week - Habitat Investigation

DT - Design and Make a Jungle Jeep for Jane Goodall

World Book Day

Internet Safety Day

Tuesday 11th February 2020

We spent today learning all about how to keep ourselves safe online. We learnt that the internet is an amazing place but that there are a few things we should all do to protect ourselves while using it. We learnt to...

  • Use an Avatar instead of a photograph of yourself
  • Never give out your personal information (e.g. your name, address, school, date of birth)
  • Be polite and kind to others online - do not bully people
  • Create a good online reputation for yourself - think about how you want others to see you.
  • Know how to use email safely and considerately. Never open an email from someone you don't know.
  • Understand how to be safe when watching videos online. Ask an adult if it is suitable for you.
  • Know how to safely use search engines to find accurate information.

 

If you would like to further explore internet safety at home with your child, have a look at these videos that we have used at school:

Video about online stranger danger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8 

Video about safely watching videos online: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/education-packs/education-pack-5-7-year-olds

Video about avatars and privacy: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/sid-tv/films-5-7-year-olds

Various e-safety message cartoons: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

Creative Week

Beech Class created the Snow Queen!

Well done Year 2 for your FAB Christmas Play!

Thank you Honor for the yummy Naan Bread!

Stardust Dance Routine

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Well done Beech Class...you earned your class reward time 😊

Archived: Beech Class 2018-19

Well done to our prize winners!

HAPPY EASTER FROM BEECH CLASS!

Reading in the sunshine!☀️

Our fantastic India topic work on display

Sponsored Danceathon!

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Raising money for Shakespeare House Hospice

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DT - Design and make a moving vehicle

Science Investigation - which materials are waterproof?

Open Evening ~ Thank you to all the children who helped!

Maths Challenge Projects

Well done Seren
Well done Freya
Well done Sophie
Well done Jude
Well done Connie
Well done Bella
Well done Orla
Well done Ellen
Well done Amy
Well done Layla
Well done Georgia
Well done Alfie
Well done Leon
Well done Orly
Well done Jacob
Well done Lucio
Well done Charlotte
Well done Isabelle

Class treat...decorating biscuits!

Lots of fun in our maths lessons...

Archive: Beech Class 2017-18

Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Art

The Leaf
The Caterpillar
The Town
The Campfire
Steve, The Man
The Ant
The Village
The Lady and her baby

Look how well our Sunflowers are growing!

Beech Class working with local author Alina Crisan

Poetry Recital

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Poetry Recital

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Poetry Recital

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Poetry Recital

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Poetry Recital

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Martha's Indian Artefacts

Look at our fantastic milk bottle Indian Elephants!

Tie-Dye Art Lesson

Skeletons!!

Christmas Party!!

Term 1 Parent Session

DT day: Building Timber Framed Houses

Science Investigation

Learning without limits nurtured by Christian Values

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