Welcome to Year 2!
Occasionally I will email you information, please keep a look out and save our email address in your safe list.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will do my best to respond quickly to answer any queries you may have.
Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website: www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
We also have a Parental Controls booklet that gives guidance for parents on how to apply parent control on many different things that our children use from Netflix to settings on IOS and Android (Phones). To access this please click on the link: Parental Controls booklet 2020
Week commencing 19th October 2020.
Hello everyone, last week we began our first ever learning on Zoom. We are so proud of you for the way you have adapted to this way of working and the great independent work you have completed. Well done to all the children and adults for being our Stars of the Week, certificates are below! I am looking forward to another week of Zoom learning before our half term break. Remember, we will be doing a house points announcement on Thursday afternoon, will it be St Andrew, St David, St Patrick or St George with the most points?
Can you remember how to unmute yourself to answer my questions? (hold down the space bar until you have finished speaking)
Can you remember how to show me your thumbs up? (click the reactions face and select thumbs up emoji)
Can you remember how to send me a question? (click the speech bubble and type your question in the chat)
We can now put our zoom classroom learning into practice!
Learning pack handouts and teaching resources
Here are the electronic copies of the handouts we provided in the learning packs, just in case you lose any sheets or need another copy, along with this week’s phonics instead of spellings for the afternoons.
Please note we are not responsible for the content of links to external sites.
Maths resources – Yr 2 These should be in your work packs
Pets Whole class reading text and daily tasks
Reading resources – Yr 2 These should be in your work packs
writing input and tasks powerpoint Whole class writing input and daily tasks
Adventures are the Pits film link Watch the Writing stimulus video (external site links)
Writing resources – Yr 2 These should be in your work packs
phonics-screening-words-practise-list-2 Phonics Monday read the real and nonsense words on the left side
phonics-screening-words-practise-list-2 Phonics Tuesday read the real and nonsense words on the right side
phonics-screening-words-practise-list-3 Phonics Wednesday read the real and nonsense words on the left side
phonics-screening-words-practise-list-3 Phonics Thursday read the real and nonsense words on the right side
Zoom learning timetable
Here is the daily timetable which we will follow for the week:
Week commencing 12th October 2020
Harvest riddle Lesson Presentation 13.10.20 Curriculum lesson RE / English poetry
Van gogh powerpoint 14.10.20 Curriculum lesson Art / RE Harvest
Harvest prayer work 15.10.20 Curriculum lesson RE Harvest Prayer
Our Harvest Artwork Year 2 have completed some Fantastic Harvest Artwork
Monday 12th October 2020.
Here is the learning for today only.
- Reading – one book
- This should take up to 10 minutes.
- Maths – Numbers within 100 – One lesson
- This should take up to 30 minutes, some children may need more or less.
- English (Reading) – Reading – comprehension
- This should take up to 30minutes, some children may be quicker, others may need a little longer.
- English (Writing) – One activity
- This should take up to 30 – 45 minutes
- English (Spelling) – One activity
- This should take up to 10 minutes.
- Curriculum task – Geography
- This should take up to 20 minutes.
- Maths meeting
- This should take 10 minutes
- This should take up to 10 minutes, some children may be quicker or need longer
- spot the special friends
- say all the sounds
- read the word
Autumn term 1 2020
Hello Year 2!
Welcome back, I am so pleased to be your teacher again this year and after so long apart, you all came back to school ready to learn and trying hard. What a lovely start to our new school year, in our new classroom, together!
Our starter theme this year is a whole school theme ‘Here We Are’.
This heartfelt and thought-provoking book from Oliver Jeffers is dedicated to his son, Harland and was written in the first two months of Harland’s life. It was inspired by Oliver’s desire to make sense of the world for his son, but is also a gift to all children at this time, helping them to make sense of their world and their role in it. This book provides a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.
In addition to using the book, we will be doing lots of PSHE work around children’s feelings and helping them to make sense of what has happened, so that they feel happy and safe.
Try some meditation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU
Following on from the ‘Here We Are’ theme we will be completing a film study on a clip called ‘Lune et LAutre, where a little girl is filling her bucket from a well in a beautiful night time setting, the huge moon turns out to be a ‘creature of the night.’ It turns out that this is a gentle giant. Using this film stimulus children will explore question and exclamation sentences to convey thoughts and feelings. We will be using adjectives and joining clauses using the conjunction ‘and’ to write character and setting descriptions. We will also write a narrative for the film.
After this we will be looking at the story The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas. A simple story about friendship between a young, paper cut-out girl and a scribbly, googly-eyed monster who needs help in sorting his mixed-up emotions. The striking collage-effect illustrations add depth, energy and intensity to the story which can be used to explore feelings of happiness, anger, sadness, calmness and fear. Using this book as a stimulus, children will learn to use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to write character and setting descriptions as well as using adjectives. We will be as sequencing story plots and writing own stories, learning to use similes in our writing. Finally we will also write our own poems on the theme of feelings.
We begin each Monday with a new spelling focus and complete a spelling quiz the following Friday that week.
We are revisiting some of the year 1 spelling content as we finish our teaching of the set 3 additional sounds in Phonics – wh, ph, tion, tious/cious. Following this we will consolidate the spelling of our year 1 Common Exception Words. Finally we will begin the Year 2 spelling patterns with dge
The Spelling Frame website has lots of fun games to support your learning of the Year 1 and Year 2 spelling rules. Please spend ten minutes playing some of the activities in Spelling Tiles.
Here are some links for other reading, spelling and phonics games to help practice your learning. (These link to external sites, we are not responsible for the content)
|Learn to Read||Dragons Den||Buried Treasure||Obb & Bob|
|Spelling||Spelling quizzes||Common Exception Words||Phonics Bloom|
Punctuation and Grammar
This half term we are revisiting the basic punctuation for sentences including a capital letter, finger spaces and full stops. Through our English film study on Luna Et Lautre we will revisit year 1 grammar of adjectives and using the conjunction and. We will revisit our learning of question marks and introduce exclamation marks through our English work on The Colour Monster as well as learning about similes, coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.
Below are links to some of the sites which the children enjoy learning from. (These link to external sites, we are not responsible for the content)
|Sentences||Prefixes and Suffixes||Verb, Noun and Adjective game||Past Tense|
|Capital letters||Full stops||Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar games|
We use a cursive style handwriting in our school, the children have worked so hard in year 1 to develop their handwriting. Work on our displays shows how beautiful their handwriting is and is often commented on when we have visitors in school. Please try to encourage your child to use this when they are completing any written home learning tasks. A good resource for this is on YouTube to see how each letter is formed. This can be found here.
If you would like to use the handwriting lines which we use in school, these can be downloaded and printed here:
We collect books in on Fridays and send 2 new ones home on Mondays. Please don’t bring books to school every day.
This year we have a numerical system in key stage 1 which is closely aligned to your child’s phonics knowledge. This then progresses onto the coloured reading bands from Turquoise.
Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together with your family, as well as developing our imaginations. Adult’s please remember to record what your child reads at home in their reading record. We will count all entries in the reading diaries weekly and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month.
You can also access reading using the links below:
https://readon.myon.co.uk A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News.
https://storylineonline.net A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
https://booktrust.org.uk A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading.
https://openlibrary.org A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published
As a school we follow the Read, Write, Inc programme to deliver our phonics teaching. Year 2 have been taught all the set 3 phonemes and are currently revisiting them for fluency. We have lots of information on our schools phonics page here: http://canon-popham.vox-cms.com/site/phonics/
We will be completing a Phonics Screening Check in the second half of the Autumn term. The Year 1 Phonics Presentation Information, held in January 2020, can be downloaded here – Phonics Meeting Presentation
This half term we will be focusing on place value with numbers 50 to 100 by counting, recognising the value of each digit in 2 digit numbers (tens and ones) creating groups of tens and observing how this relates to our base ten recording system for numbers (dienes), identifying, representing and estimating numbers to 100 on a number line, comparing numbers using greater than and less than, ordering numbers up to 100 using our place value knowledge and reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals and words.
We will also be focusing on adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers, showing that addition can be done in any order and subtraction can not. We will use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction (opposite) to check calculations and solve missing number problems.
We will be using a combination of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to support and record our learning.
If you have any questions about these areas of Maths please come and speak to me.
Numbots is an on-line programme to boost addition and subtraction skills. It is available on a range of devices, you can play online at play.numbots.com or download the NumBots app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts of time over the week.
Emails were sent to parents in year 1 containing your child’s login details. If you have not received this email, have misplaced your details or are having trouble accessing the website, please email me to let me know.
The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge
We are continuing with the school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. In Year 2, you need to learn your tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Our PE day is Friday. At this time children may come to school in their PE kit on this day only. We will be doing our PE lessons outdoors for as long as the weather allows, please ensure children come in track suit bottoms, a t-shirt and a jumper.
Thursday 24th September 2020 – Reading and Writing parents information meeting via Zoom at 4pm
Thursday 8th October 2020 – Maths parents information meeting via Zoom at 4pm
Thursday 22nd October 2020 – School closes for half term at 3pm for our class
Friday 23rd October 2020 – Training day
Monday 2nd November 2020 – School opens for autumn half term 2 at 8.40am for our class
Parents Information Meeting presentations.
Here are links to information shared at previous parent information meetings.
Mrs Rowe, Mrs Brunyee and Mrs Probert