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Welcome to Year Two

        Autumn Term 2020

Our Big Question this term is...

How is it made?

Welcome back Year 2!

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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. 

Autumn 1st Homework Challenges 

Literacy  

Write a newspaper report to explain the events of the Great Fire of London.

Ideas to think about:

When did it start? Where did it start? How far did the fire spread? Why did the fire spread? How did people escape from the fire? How was it extinguished?

Please present your work in an interesting and imaginative way.

 

Maths 

Produce a maths board game/ card game that involves counting in 2s, 5s, 10s.

E.g. A loop times table card game, snakes and ladders counting in 2s, 5s or 10s, quick fire question squares where you answer questions about 2, 5, 10 x tables. 

 

RE

Our RE topic this half term focuses on the fact that we are chosen by God and we thank God by helping others.

Create a booklet/ diary to record how you have shared God’s love with others.

Think about how you could help someone else at home or school and record your progress in your diary each day so that you can share it with the rest of the class. You can use drawings, photos and writing etc.

 

Science

Our Science topic this term is Uses of Everyday Materials.

Investigate the best materials to build a bridge for a toy car.

Build bridges using a variety of materials e.g. fabric, plastic, wood, wool, paper, rock, cardboard etc. Then use a small vehicle to test your designs and reach a conclusion about the best materials needed. Can you predict which material will work the best? Which material was the most successful? What are the properties of the materials you have chosen? Why do you think the material you have chosen works the best?  Why were some materials unsuccessful?

 

Passport to the World 

Please research information about the county Fiji and present your findings in a creative way. 

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!

 

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

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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