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Welcome to Year Two

        Summer Term 2021

Our Big Question this term is...

Where will my wellies take me? 

This term, Year 2 will be learning about the seven continents of the world. 

Australia

We will be researching information about Australia and comparing Australia to the UK. 

Australian Animals 

   

Summer 1st Homework Challenges 

Literacy

 

Plan and write a fiction story featuring animals as the main characters. Decide what type of animals you would like to have in your story. What are their personalities like? What do they look like? Where do they live? Where is the story set? (e.g. A farm, a zoo, in the country, in the city, in the jungle …)

Plan what is going to happen in the beginning, middle and end of your story. What is the main event/ problem that happens in the story and how is it resolved?

Try to include lots of interesting story language and describing words in your story to set the scene and help the reader to engage their imaginations.

Some stories that have animals as the main characters include :

 

Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne

Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White

Paddington Bear - Michael Bond

The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling

 The Sheep Pig - Dick King Smith

 

  

 

 

Science - Seed diary

 

Plant some seeds at home and keep a diary of how your seeds develop and grow. You could also use the bean plant that was sent home before the half term holidays.

Measure your plant as it grows and keep a record of it’s height and appearance in a table or at the bottom of a diary. Describe what plants need to grow and remain healthy.

Here is an example page you might have in you diary:

 

 

 

Maths - Weighing and measuring activity 

 

Find a recipe you would like to make from a book or the Internet and following the instructions to weigh and measure the ingredients to make the final product.  Make sure you read the scales accurately when measuring out the ingredients.

Take photographs of you completing the cooking process or write a recount of how you made your final product.

 

You might like to make:

 

RE - Our Father prayer card

 

Make a prayer card for the Our Father prayer.

Jesus taught his disciples this special prayer.

Display the prayer in a thoughtful and creative way.

Think about the words in the Our Father that are really important to you.

Discuss why you chose these words with someone special at home or school.

 

 

Homework 

Please find spelling and arithmetic homework attached here every Friday. Children should know which spelling group they are in. If you have any questions regarding homework, please contact the school office. 

Please keep reading! 

Follow the link below to read free eBooks online on the Oxford Owl library: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Sing! Sing! Sing!    

Sing Up at Home 

If you enjoy singing and would like to learn a new song, follow the below link to visit the Sing Up at Home page. There will be a  new song uploaded with a performance track and backing track each week and pointers and tips of how to sing the song successfully. 

Good luck and happy singing!

 

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week

 

Our class Christmas tree 

We have been creating Christmas tree decorations and sewing Christmas stockings to decorate our class Christmas tree. 

Remembrance Day

The First World War ended on 11th November 1918 at 11 a.m. The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance Day is a memorial day, on which people remember those who have died during wars. 

 

Poppies are worn on Remembrance Day because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after the First World War ended.

 

On 11th November, Year 2 created poppy fields using watercolours, acrylic paint and mixed media. They also wrote poppy poems and illustrated them in their topic books. 

 

Did you know?

Remembrance Day is sometimes called Armistice Day. 

Poppy Field Year 2

Watercolour Poppy Fields Year 2

Poppy Poems Year 2

Waffle

If you would like to see some of the adventures Waffle has been going on, please go to our 'Waffle' page on the children section of the website where you will find a special message along with some pictures!

On Line Library Services Information

Here is a message from our local library;

 

Dear all

 

I am delighted to announce that we have just launched a new Summer Reading Challenge website especially for children in Cheshire West and Chester. It includes:

 

  • Details of exclusive free online events, which include an acting session from Carly Thoms (who played Miss Honey in “Matilda the Musical” in Manchester recently), story time with Mama G, how to do “silly face” animations with Mako Create, dancing with Cheshire Dance, Noodle Performance Arts, the professional storyteller John Kirk reading The Twits and “how to be an awesome storyteller” with Simon Adepetun.
  • Competitions: each of which have the prize of a £20 book token: short silly story competition, sharing a happy memory of lockdown, drawing something silly and writing a book recommendation.
  • Soon to come will be videos featuring crafts and jokes.
  • There’s a great video introducing the website which is ideal to show for classes and remote school assemblies at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsD4vnBvcHk&feature=emb_logo.

 

And of course there’s also the national Silly Squad website where children can join to read books and get online rewards for doing so at www.sillysquad.org.uk.

 

We’re still working hard to get our libraries open as soon as possible. Storyhouse is reopening this Saturday, followed by Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich and Winsford libraries on the 13 July with revised opening hours. A further five libraries will be reviewed two weeks later.  The Summer Reading Challenge will be almost entirely online this year.

 

Children, as long as they have their parents/guardians’ permission, can join the library service online via this link. We have a wide and expanding range of ebooks available via this link.

Reading in Year 2 

In year 2 we are starting to think more deeply about texts we read and answer some questions to show our understanding. 

 

Remember please read every night at home and ask an adult to sign your red reading diary. 

Can you answer some questions and explain why and how some things happen in a story? 

Can you predict what might happen later in the book and give a good reason why you think that? 

Can you tell someone your own opinion about what you are reading? 

                                  

 

 

Have you joined the local library ? Below is the link to the library. Take a look, go and visit and join up !!

 

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/libraries/find-a-library/ellesmere-port-library.aspx

 

 

 

 

Please make sure that you read each day at home.

Mathematics 

 

 

 

Click on the links below to play some maths games!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

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