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Hello, welcome to the year 2 page!

The year 2 teachers are Miss Mena (2M) and Ms Djurovich (2D) and Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Angria are Learning Support Assistants. We hope you enjoy looking through our news and learning.

Current information for year 2. Click here

Spring term messages. 

For 2021

Please refer to Google Classrooms for online learning when the school is closed.

Outdoor PE continues on a Monday afternoon so children should come to school in full outdoor PE kit to wear for the whole day.  

The next group starts Forest School on Tuesday when the school reopens (see school ping communications regarding school closure due to Covid-19) for five weekly afternoon sessions. Children who are selected for the next group of 10-12, were given a letter before the half term holiday and should come to school in their Forest School clothes for the whole day.

Homework is now online and paper copies of spelling words will no longer be given out after the half term holiday.  Homework  should be completed online using Spelling Frame and Numbots.  Logins and passwords have already been sent home in homework folders last half term.   Children should also be reading to an adult at least three times a week.

Spelling Frame weblink

Numbots weblink

You can email the year 2 teaching team during school hours with messages, questions, suggestions and photos of any home learning or send on Google Classrooms.

year2@highwoodsprimary.com

Home Learning

We will be regularly updating Google Classroom during the event of any school closures in order to support your child’s home learning. You were sent a ping in the Autumn term with log in details.

We will be pleased to receive photos of your home learning activities. It is always great to see how busy you are being.

Below are useful resources and websites.  You could also look at the school’s  English,  maths and Curriculum pages for other ideas and activities.  Don’t forget the Thrive activities you can find here.

Reading, writing and SPaG

Helping Your Child with Reading, Writing Spelling and Grammar at Home Year 2 2020-21

Year 1 and 2 common exception words to read and spell

Set 2 and 3 Read, Write Inc sounds with example words

Handwriting phrases for correct letter formation

Oxford Owl Here is a link to the Oxford Owl website where you can access stage books online.

Booktrust A range of books to read online along with support games and activities.

Ictgames.com  A range of great spelling and punctuation games.

Maths

Maths in Year 2 Information about the maths concepts taught in Year 2.

White Rose Maths Daily video lessons. Choose year 1 to begin with and then year 2.

Ict games.com  Overwhelming choice off games and teaching activities, many of which we use at school

Topmarks.co.uk  Another great site with a range  games and activities covering many  curriculum subjects. This link is for maths.

Number squares This is a link from Topmarks.co.uk and provides a range of interactive number squares up to 119. Great for counting in different groups, forwards and backwards.

Spring Term 2021 and Autumn Term 2020

We start the spring term 2021 with our new geography theme called “Whatever the Weather”. We recap our knowledge of the continents and oceans but learn more about the UK, it’s countries, capital cities and surrounding seas and oceans.

Last term our two themes were geography based.  The first theme ‘All Around Us’ was about what is in our local area and in ‘Far Far Away’ we learnt about the continents and oceans and hot and cold places in the world.

Click below for the theme’s knowledge organisers.

Whatever the Weather Curriculum Organiser year 2

Far Far Away Curriculum Organiser year 2

All Around Us Curriculum Organiser year 2

Here are some photographs of our learning  from last year.

‘All Around Us’ theme.

We enjoyed a lovely walk around our local area this week. We were looking for physical and human features around Highwoods Square and Highwoods Country Park.  We also learnt how to cross the road safely using STOP, LOOK and LISTEN. Thank you to the parent helpers who volunteered.

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