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Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 2 Staff:

Miss Weldon – Teacher
Mrs Dover – Teaching Assistant


Week beginning – Monday 30th November

Hello! Thank you for checking back in to see what Year 2 have been up to this week. All homework will now be found on our new Showbie App! Your child has received their log in from me on Friday (If your child was absent I still have this in the class for them) and homework has been uploaded. All homework should be completed by the following Thursday and spelling tests take place Friday afternoons.

We are scientists!

This week in science we have conducted 2 amazing investigations linked to the suitability of materials and the way they move. The first investigation asked ‘Which material is best for a castle roof?’ and the children made their predictions and got their science hats on!

The second investigation focused on the way materials move and we found out how far you could stretch a curly wurly. Our conclusions showed that the longer the curly wurly was left at room temperature, the longer it could be stretched!

Christmas Pj Day!

Here is a video of what we were up to in Year 2 on Christmas Pj Day!

Week beginning – Monday 23rd November

Hello! Thank you for checking back in to see what Year 2 have been up to this week. We have been very busy completing our story ‘The Three Pretty Princesses and the Dangerous Dragon’. The children have produced some amazing work and I have loved reading through them all. Well done Year 2!

Work of the week this week is could, the children should be able to spell and read this word with ease.

During our topic this week, we have developed our knowledge of everyday materials in science. The children were thinking of themselves as scientists during this lesson and using scientific skills to complete a full investigation. We had to find the most suitable material from a castle roof!

Out of wood, slate and paper, we found that slate would be the most suitable as it is non-absorbent and long lasting!

Week beginning – Monday 16th November

Hello and thank you for checking back in with Year 2’s blog. Thank you to every child in Year 2 for bringing their book bag books back to school on Thursday – Keep this up! The children are working really well and are ready to write their narrative of The Three Pretty Princesses and the Dangerous Dragon!

Work of the week this week is would, the children should be able to spell and read this word with ease.

During our topic sessions, we have developed our design and technology skills. The focus this term was to create a product that uses a lever or a pulley – the majority of the children chose a pulley and decided to close and open a drawbridge on a castle! Here are some of our creations!

Please ensure children bring their reading books to school every day, they do get 1 lego brick for bringing this in and 2 lego bricks for a comment in their record! They should also be reading their common exception cards regularly and following the time table of our new book bag books!

Children should all have their own water bottles in school

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday afternoon

Stay safe everyone!
Miss Weldon

Week beginning – Monday 9th November

Hello and thank you for checking back in with Year 2’s blog. The children have had an amazing time in our Guided Reading sessions this week and should be following up this learning at home with their brand new book bag books. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions you have surrounding these!

Work of the week this week is sure, the children should be able to spell and read this word with ease.

In addition to the amazing reading the children are doing, they have been developing their skills in English. As our new topic is all about castles, we are recreating the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. In a few weeks time, the children will change this story to the Three Pretty Princesses and the Dangerous Dragon! To do this, we have developed skills such as third person, past tense and will create character and setting descriptions.

Take a look at Amelia’s amazing work on expanded noun phrases below:

She has used adjectives such as rickety, vast and immense to describe castles!

A few reminders:

Please ensure children bring their reading books to school every day, they do get 1 lego brick for bringing this in and 2 lego bricks for a comment in their record! They should also be reading their common exception cards regularly and following the time table of our new book bag books!

Children should all have their own water bottles in school

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday afternoon

Children in Need – Friday 13th November

Stay safe everyone!
Miss Weldon

Week beginning – Monday 2nd November

Hello and welcome back after a well deserved break. The children have settled back in straight away and are continuing to work super hard in their lessons. Thank you to those who are continuing to support Mrs Dover and I by reading and practising set cards with your children on a regular basis, we really appreciate it.

Our new topic is ‘Once Upon a Castle‘, below is a copy of the homework grid for this term.

A times table rockstar!

In class we have been developing our knowledge of times tables, children are now beginning to understand and count their tables ‘1×2=2, 2×2=4’ rather than ‘2,4,6,8’. Just watch below how great we are!

Week beginning – Monday 12th October

We have had a wonderful week and the children have been working extremely hard – they also looked lovely and smart for their school photographs!

Each week the children are tested on their spelling of these words and Mrs Dover and I have seen progress in all children so thank you for your continued support.

Art – Watercolours

During our art lessons, we have developed our knowledge on a range of techniques that can be used with watercolours. The children have experimented with these techniques to create an image of The Great Fire of London. We started with creating a colour palette, planning and creating our background and then adding the foreground. We really thought hard about the houses and how they would have looked in 1666.

Week beginning – Monday 5th October

Hello and welcome back to Year 2’s blog!

Next week our word will be after! Please practise this word at home so we can spell and read this with ease.

This week, we have raised money for the charity Young Minds by wearing yellow and having a positive day! Thank you for your generosity and bringing money in to support young people who require support with their mental health

On Friday, the children created some amazing artworks and took funny photos with our props! We also told jokes and made sure we were kind to each other … just like we are every day! Below are some pictures of the fun we had!

Week beginning – Monday 28th September

Hello and welcome back to Year 2’s blog. We are working really hard in class and bringing our reading books, common exception words and homework in every day. Well done!

Next week our word will be again! Please practise this word at home so we can spell and read this with ease.

In Year 2, the children have a reward system for bringing their reading book to school every day. If they arrive to school with their book, they get 1 lego brick, if they have their book and a comment from an adult at home, they receive 2 bricks. Over the past few weeks, the children have been aiming for 20 bricks to win a dip in our prize box! Well done to all of the children so far who have won, here are some of our winners!

Week beginning – Monday 21st September

Every week, the children will focus on one common exception word. Next week our word will be great!

Thank you for logging on to Year 2’s blog, we have been up to so many exciting tasks this week and Miss Weldon has kept us very busy!

Our focus in English over the next two weeks, is to develop our skills to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. To be able to do this, we need to know the story from beginning to end – we learned this through role play. Here are some pictures below where we showed off our acting skills and used repeated phrases which appear in the story!

In maths, we have used first-hand experience to describe direction. This was particularly tricky for us, but once we understood directional language, we could direct our friends anywhere!

Week beginning – Monday 14th September

Hello! Thank you for coming on to Year 2’s class blog to see what we have been up to. This week the children have been hard at work as well as enjoying the September sunshine.

During maths this week, we have developed our knowledge of measuring length using centimetres and metres as well as mass using grams and kilograms. The children have gave amazing answers to questions and showed off their amazing presentation and formation of numbers.

In English lessons we have developed our knowledge of past and present tense, imperative verbs and time conjunctions. On Friday we will be using these skills to write instructions on ‘How to make a jam sandwich’. Below are some pictures from Thursday showing us creating the sandwiches ourselves!

Week beginning – Monday 7th September

Hello and welcome back to Year 2’s blog. We have had an amazing week so far and can’t wait to share what we have been up to in class this week.

Below, I have attached our termly newsletter, phonics sounds and common exception words.

Read Write Inc. set 2 and 3
Common exception words.

Week beginning – Monday 31st August

Welcome back to all of our families! It is amazing to see everybody back and watching the children learning in the classroom again. The children have settled in perfectly and set a really good example as the oldest children in Key Stage 1.

This week we have been thinking about the positive memories we shared with our friends and family during our time away, and have had some lovely discussions surrounding this. Coming back, we have made sure that we have new reading books to take home, practised our handwriting and have became familiar with some new school rules. Well done Year 2!

Week beginning: Monday 13th July

Welcome back to our weekly blog. I hope you are all staying safe and enjoying the sunshine.

Spelling

Reading

Please read the text aloud and answer the questions.

Writing

Look carefully at the image. What can you see. Create a story describing who might live here.

Maths

Continue to access White Rose and Oak Academy.

Week beginning: Monday 6th July

Welcome back to our weekly blog. I hope you are all keeping busy.

Spelling

Reading

Please read the text aloud and answer the questions.

Writing

Look carefully at the image. Try to imagine where the path might lead you. Describe what you might see and find on the way. Remember to use exciting adjectives.

Maths

Continue to access the White Rose Maths activities for Year Two.

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Art Competition

Week beginning: Monday 29th June

Welcome back to our weekly blogs. I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and are staying safe.

Spelling

Please learn the following spellings.

Reading

Read the text and answer the following questions.

Writing

Look carefully at the image. Write a story about where the door will lead you.

Maths

Continue to access White Rose Maths activities.

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Week beginning: Monday 22nd June

Welcome back to our class blog. I hope you are all safe and well.

Spelling

Please learn the following spellings

Reading

Please read the text aloud and answer the questions.

Writing

Look carefully at the image and write a paragraph to describe it.

Maths

Continue to access the White Rose Maths Activities

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Week beginning : Monday 15th June

Welcome back to our weekly blog. I hope you are all keeping safe and having fun.

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings

Reading

Please read the text aloud and answer the questions.

Writing

Look carefully at the image. Describe what you can see using exciting adjectives and adverbs.

Maths

Continue to work on the White Rose Maths activities

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Week beginning: Monday 8th June

Welcome back to our weekly blog. I hope you are all well and safe.

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings

Reading

Please read the text aloud. Answer the questions on paper or in your book.

Writing

Look carefully at the image. What could be happening? Describe the image and write a story about what might happen next.

Maths

Continue to work on the White Rose Maths activities

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Geography

David Attenborough is presenting some special broadcasts for Key Stage One pupils.

16th June – The World

KS1 – Continents

18th June – Oceans

KS1 – Migration

The broadcasts are available on BBC Bitesize Daily Primary

on BBC iPlayer & Red Button from 9am

Week beginning: Monday 1st June

Welcome back to our weekly blog. I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the sunshine!

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings

Reading

Read the text aloud. Answer the questions in a book or on paper.

Writing

Look carefully at the picture. Write a paragraph about the scene.

Maths Challenge

Continue to use the White Rose Maths activities.

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year

Week beginning: Monday 18th May

Welcome back to our weekly home learning blog. I hope you have all had a good week. I’ve had a lovely weekend celebrating my daughter Rachael’s 18th birthday. It was strange being in lockdown but managed to have a great time!

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings.

Reading

Read the text aloud. Answer the questions in your book or on paper.

Writing

Look carefully at the image below. Use exciting vocabulary to describe the story setting. Remember to use exciting adjectives and adverbs in your descriptions.

Maths

Continue to access the White Rose website for maths ideas.

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Oak National Academy

Continue to access additional activities on the Oak National Academy website.

https://thenational.academy/

Week beginning: Monday 11th May

Welcome back to our weekly home learning blogs. I hope you are all staying safe and well. I hope you enjoyed celebrating VE Day with your families.

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings.

Reading

Read the text aloud. Answer the questions in your book or on paper.

Writing

Look carefully at the image below. Describe the setting using interesting vocabulary. Remember to use exciting adjectives and adverbs. Use capital letters and full stops to punctuate your sentences.

Maths

Continue to access the White Rose website for maths ideas.

http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Oak National Academy

Continue to access additional activities on the Oak National Academy website.

https://thenational.academy/

Nissan PPE Equipment

Nissan are currently manufacturing PPE equipment such as visors for NHS staff and key workers. They have asked local school children to get involved by designing a rainbow image that can be added onto the equipment to help put a smile on the faces of our amazing key workers.

If you are interested in taking part send a photo of your design by email into school. Please include your first name, age and school.

Email to new.penshaw@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

Week beginning: Monday 4th May

Welcome again to our weekly home learning blogs. I am looking forward to finding out what you have been doing to keep busy and sharing your amazing work.

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings.

Reading

On Friday 8th May we are celebrating VE Day. This comprehension will help you find out some facts and information about this special day.

Writing

Look carefully at the picture below. What do you think might be happening in the picture? Plan an adventure story about finding pirate treasure. Remember to use exciting adjectives and adverbs. Think carefully about using the correct punctuation. You could draw your own treasure map to show where the treasure is hidden. Think of a pirate name for your character.

Maths

Continue to use White Rose Maths for this week’s work.

http//:whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Oak National Academy

Please continue to access the Oak National Academy website if you would like additional work.

https://www.thenational.academy/

It was so lovely to share our school videos on Facebook this week. Thank you for sending in your photos and videos. If you haven’t seen our videos look on the New Penshaw Academy Facebook page.

Week beginning: Monday 27th April

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our home learning blogs. I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying spending time with your families.

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings.

Reading

Read the text aloud. Answer the questions in your book or on paper.

Writing

Look carefully at the picture below. What do you think might be happening? Think of interesting adjectives and adverbs that you could use to describe the picture. Remember to use full stops and capital letters in your sentences. Write a story using the picture for ideas. Draw your own versions of the characters. Write an exciting adventure using your book to write your story.

Maths

Continue to access the Year 2 White Rose website for maths ideas. http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Challenge

Oak National Academy

A new online classroom has been created to help support children learning at home. If you are interested in additional activities this may be of help.

https://www.thenational.academy/

Week beginning : Monday 20th April

Hi everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed Easter. Did you enjoy eating your Easter Eggs? I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and are staying safe.

The staff have made a lovely video. We all miss you and can’t wait to see you all again.https://www.facebook.com/610986869270840/videos/1338498239693187/

I hope you enjoy watching it!

Spelling

Please learn this week’s spellings.

Reading

Read the text aloud. Answer the questions in your book or on paper.

Punctuation

Add commas to the sentences. Use a comma between the items in the list. Remove any ands that you don’t need. Remember to use and between the last two items..

Writing

It’s Saint George’s Day on Thursday 23rd April. Look carefully at the image below. The picture shows George fighting the dragon. Think of exciting adjectives and adverbs to describe the picture. Remember to use full stops and capital letters in your sentences. Write a story using the picture for ideas. Draw your own dragon to go with your story. Use your book to write your story.

Maths

Access Maths work on the White Rose website http://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Hit the button

Hit the button is a maths game that gives you questions that you need to answer as quickly as possible. Try number bonds, doubling, halving and 2x, 5x, 10x tables.

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

PE

Use Joe Wick’s PE sessions as often as you can.

http://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

You could try Cosmic yoga if you want a more relaxing activity.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Week Beginning : Monday 30th March

Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. If you have been working hard and have completed the work sent home I will be posting additional work for you to try. Well done! 

Spelling 

This spelling work follows on from the work we have done in school.

Reading

In class we have been reading texts called ’60 second read’. Help your child to read these fluently and answer the questions .

Reading 30.3.20

David Walliams is released free audio stories while schools are closed. You can link to these via his website

worldofdavidwalliams.com

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Whiterose activities linked to our fractions work in school.

We have also been working on number bonds to 20. Hit the button is a fun way to learn other number facts such as doubles, halves and 2, 5, 10 times table. You could challenge your family and see who is the fastest!

Please use your yellow exercise book if you need to.

PE

Joe Wicks is hosting PE lessons everyday at 9am on his You Tube channel.

The children have also used Cosmic Kids Yoga if you want something more relaxing! (also on You Tube)

I will keep adding to this page if I find anything I think you will enjoy!

Look after yourselves

Mrs Bridges

Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and well. If you have been working hard and have completed the work sent home I will be posting additional work for you to try. Well done! 

Spelling 

This spelling work follows on from the work we have done in school.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-54419-year-2-term-2b-week-5-spelling-pack

This pack includes a powerpoint and a wordsearch.

Reading

In class we have been reading texts called ’60 second read’. Help your child to read these fluently and answer the questions .

Reading 30.3.20

David Walliams is released free audio stories while schools are closed. You can link to these via his website

worldofdavidwalliams.com

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Whiterose activities linked to our fractions work in school.

We have also been working on number bonds to 20. Hit the button is a fun way to learn other number facts such as doubles, halves and 2, 5, 10 times table. You could challenge your family and see who is the fastest!

 

Please use your yellow exercise book if you need to.

PE

Joe Wicks is hosting PE lessons everyday at 9am on his You Tube channel.

The children have also used Cosmic Kids Yoga if you want something more relaxing! (also on You Tube)

I will keep adding to this page if I find anything I think you will enjoy!

Look after yourselves

Mrs Bridges