This Week’s Learning
Week commencing Monday 30th March
Please check our new blog post for specific subject related teaching ideas.
A focus for the week
In addition to the large amount of information classteachers have shared with you below (in the ‘Ongoing Home Learning’ opportunities section), here are a few things that you can focus on this week. [This is intended to help you make Home Learning more manageable for the next few weeks; we are also considering other ways we can support you with Home Learning over the whole summer term.]
Focus: Exploring Spring
- now that the sun is shining and Spring has sprung, use your daily exercise time outside to explore ‘new life’
- plants and animals will be bursting with growth and activity, so be scientific investigators
- first use whatever you find outside to do some art (draw, paint, use recyclable materials and whatever you have at home)
- then do some research using books, the internet, asking someone on the phone
- after that you are ready to record your thinking – make a book, create a poster, write an imaginative story
- when you have finished, share your learning with someone (you might want to decide who this will be earlier in the process to have more of a purpose).
Ongoing Home Learning
To support reading at home, now libraries have closed, there will be a reading book box left outside the school entrance where you may borrow books during normal school hours. Each book borrowed should be returned on the same day the following week (returned books will be quarantined for an appropriate length of time).
As schools have now closed the Year 2 team have some ideas for adults to continue to support learning at home. Below are links to websites with free educational resources, downloads, and ideas to support learning at home.
Please ensure students are still completing their Mathletics and Reading Eggspress homework tasks each week.
Encourage students to read as much as possible, and don’t forget to write in the reading records.
Please note: we will endeavour to update this page with any new links or resources we find, so please check in every so often!
Any questions about anything, or ideas you could like to share here, please let Miss Stafford (email@example.com) or Miss Babul (firstname.lastname@example.org) know!
Classroom Secrets, we regularly use these resources in class
White Rose Resources, this is the maths teaching scheme we use in school. We’re currently working on fractions, but feel free to consolidate any previous sections
NRICH, maths activities and games
The Literacy Shed, full of short animation videos with teaching ideas
BBC Bitesize, lots of great spelling, punctuation and grammar videos and games
Espresso, we love using this is class for spelling, punctuation and grammar games but there is so much more to explore too! Username – student21637 Password – heathbrook
Phonics Play, full of lovely phonics games to play, Year 2 children might want to practise their phase 5 and 6 knowledge
Oxford Owl, offers free eBooks to read, some of our favourites from guided reading are on here!
Audible Stories, offers free audiobooks
Twinkl, this site is offering free membership to all of their resources for one month, but they have lots of free resources which don’t need that offer. Such as this one.
Easy peasy and fun, why not recycle some things at home with these craft activities
Cosmic Kids Yoga, we love using these videos in class for some mindfulness
Scholastic, offers 20+ days of varied learning books and activities. They also have a great home learning pack for KS1 children.
BBC Bitesize, lots of great videos and games in a variety of topics
Scratch Jr, we’ve practised using this app in school, download on any tablet to practise coding!
BSL with Natasha, daily livestreams each weekday afternoon at 1pm! Why not learn the basics of British Sign Language
PE with Joe, daily livestreams each weekday morning at 9am! Why not join Joe Wicks for a workout for all ages!
Muddy Puddle, free resources to support outdoor learning
Don’t forget there are lots of thing we can do that don’t require a screen, why not try:
- going for a walk, record all the 2d and 3d shapes you see
- baking something and writing a recipe for it
- drawing the view from your bedroom window
- making your own board game
- write a book or film review
- plant seeds and record their growth
- build something using a cardboard box
- create an alternative ending to your favourite book
- make your own sport
- or any of these …
The Year 2 Team.
This Half Term’s Learning
Year 2 Spring 2020 Second Half Term Information