Summer Term 2021
This term, Year 2 will be learning about the seven continents of the world.
We will be researching information about Australia and comparing Australia to the UK.
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.
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.
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!
Our class Christmas tree
We have been creating Christmas tree decorations and sewing Christmas stockings to decorate our class Christmas tree.
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.
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!
Here is a message from our local library;
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:
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.
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 !!
Please make sure that you read each day at home.
Click on the links below to play some maths games!