Year 2

Hi Year 2
 

Whilst school is shut all children should be getting on with their work packs and online activities. Every child should also be reading on a daily basis and going onto TT Rockstars at home at:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/20551

 

Children can also use their TT Rockstars login to sign into NumBots. The website is:

https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

 
In school, we have also being enjoying keeping active by using Joe Wicks' live workouts on his YouTube channel every morning at 9 - these stay on his channel too if you miss the live version:
 
 
Year 2 activities to complete at home
Thursday 9th April - the school has signed up to an exciting FREE app/online game! It includes various games including grammar, phonics and maths. The levels get harder as pupils progress and it comes with a friend - Emile - to look after and customise with coins gained during the games. Above is a PDF letter explaining how to access the game. We look forward to seeing who uses it.
Classroom secrets learning pack
Twinkl learning pack

Looking after Yourself

If you or your child is feeling stressed at this difficult time please visit the Childline Calm Zone for ideas, activities, games and videos to help you and your child keep calm.

Social distancing will takes its toll on all of us and it’s more important than ever that we look after our mental health. Yoga and Mindfulness are great ways to promote positive mental health and they can be done indoors without any fancy equipment. Please click here to access Yoga and Mindfulness resources. These sessions are perfect for families to do together to help everyone stay calm and relaxed through this difficult time.

 

Click the following link for advice for families coping with school closure:

How families can cope with self-isolation

Challenge Yourself!

Below is a link to 14 days of activities for your children. Each activity is hyperlinked to a resource on the ELSA Support website. If you click the BLUE TITLE of each activity it will take you to a page on the ELSA website.

14 Day Home Challenge

Reading

During school closures Collins Connect are giving access to their online reading books. These are the reading books we read in school. 
 
use the link below
 
 
user name: parents@harpercollins.co.uk
Password: Parents20!
 
Storytime 4 Hometime James Mayhew, a children’s author and illustrator, is reading a story as he illustrates the story, drawing upside down! A lovely, soothing end to the day at 3pm.  Click here to visit his YouTube channel.
 

Phonics

Why not sing our song of sounds?
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30 Day Coping Calendar

Try to also choose an activity each day to complete from the coping calendar below:

Writing

Radioblogging.net broadcast a live show every morning at 9.30am.  It is fun and interactive with a new educational task every day.  Just listen and blog –  they might read your writing out on their live show.

Radioblogging.net 

 

Pobble 365 displays a new, amazing picture every day.  If you click on the down arrow on the picture there are ideas for writing tasks: Story Starter, Sentence challenge, Question Time, Sick Sentences and Perfect Picture (a drawing activity).
http://www.pobble365.com

 

Once upon a picture is another fantastic website with wonderful pictures that inspire creativity and imagination.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/

Maths

White Rose Maths
The website is organising online training videos and activities for you to use at home. This is going to be an EXTREMELY valuable resource to use at home with your child. Please visit the following link to access the materials to support your child’s home learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

At 10.00am every week day there will a new video for each year group.

  • Watch the video
  • Try the questions
  • Tweet your solution or ask questions

Click here to see ‘White Rose Problem of the Day’. (KS1 – page 1 of problems, KS2 – page 2 of problems).

Geography quiz
 
I have created a geography quiz for year 2, find it here https://b.socrative.com, login as a pupil with the code SALISBURY8805
A big welcome back!
 
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to learn!
 
Our topic this term is 'Going on safari' which focuses on the continent of Africa, and the country of Kenya.
 
P.E is every Wednesday so please ensure that P.E kits are in school. 
 
Homework books will be given out each Friday and are expected back the following Thursday, the homework grid can be downloaded below. Children are also expected to read each night. 
 
Mr Salisbury & Mrs McHugh
Today in maths we investigated odd & even numbers. We realised even numbers had be divisible by 2. 
Today in maths we worked in pairs to divide using a number line, we are becoming more confident in sharing large numbers. 
As we are ending our topic on Hinduism, we had an Indian inspired party in year 2! We listened to Indian music, dressed up in traditional Hindu dress and even sampled some Indian food.  
In Science, we have started learning about habitats. We looked at things that are alive, dead or have never lived.
As part of our R.E topic we have been learning about Diwali, the 'festival of lights'. The children learnt why and how Diwali is celebrated and made festive lamps. 
As part of our Phonics work we have one longer lesson during the week. During this lesson the children consolidate what they have learned in the week.
In R.E we learned why cows hold such importance in Hinduism. We created clay models and painted them using bright colours.
In year 2 we have been creating algorithms to guide Alex the robot. Soon we will begin adding repeat commands for Alex!
In Art we have been experimenting with different materials to try and create boats that float! The children really enjoyed making them!
Today in Computing we improved our coding by making Daisy the dinosaur move across the screen. We used 'repeat' and 'when' commands in our coding. 
In Maths we have been learning about counting money. Today we made certain amounts using coins and notes. 
In Maths we created a shop with different priced items. We used many different methods to add one and two digit numbers. 
This term in D.T we have been looking at different food groups and the use of sugar in our food and drink. We looked at different fizzy drinks to see how much sugar they contained and also sorted different food in to the five different food groups. We spoke about how important it was to have a balanced diet.
In History we have been looking at the events of the Great fire of London. We created a mini timeline of events using ICT.
During our Art lessons we learned about primary colours and how to mix them to make additional colours. We used this to complete a colour wheel. 
During R.E lessons, we have been learning about Hindusim. As part of our lessons we have learned about 'Puja' which is how Hindu's pray. In our class we have constructed a Hindu shrine as part of this.