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Welcome to Year Two

        Spring Term 2021

Our Big Question this term is...

Is it natural? 

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/

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. 

Spring 1st Homework Challenges 

Literacy

Create an information booklet/ persuasive leaflet to describe a safari holiday in Africa.

Research and write interesting facts about the animals that visitors might encounter on the safari and describe the habitats where the animals live. Use persuasive language and images to encourage people to go on the safari holiday and have 'the trip of a life time!' 

 

 

 

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Challenge yourself to tell the time on an analogue clock.

First learn to tell the time to the hour and half hour.

Next learn quarter past and quarter to the hour. 

If you are confident with the above, learn how to tell the time to the 5 minutes. 

 

How many seconds are in a minute? 

How many minutes are in an hour?

How many hours in a day?

 

Use this interactive clock to help you learn to tell the time:

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

 

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Science

During Science this term, Year 2 will be learning about animals and their habitats. We will be identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.

 

Research animals and their habitats and create a diorama (3D model/ scene) of one of the habitats that you have found out about, including the animals that live there.

Examples of habitats: rainforest, ocean, woodland, jungle etc. 

 

 

Passport to the World 

Please find out about the country Bulgaria and present your information in an interesting and creative way. 

 

 

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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