Year 2 Class News

Home learning

Posted on Saturday 02 May 2020 by Mrs Taylor

First of all, click here for an important message we’ve received from one of our class mates. As well as staying connected with your family and friends, who you can’t see right now, it’s great that you are staying connected with us.

Here’s some more of your home learning and other activities you’ve been doing to keep busy.

Lexia

Well done, Javier for reaching your next level. Great work!

Reading

Fluency texts and Pobble comprehension

Writing

Adverbs

Maths

Money

Using Connect 4 to learn halves

Measuring

Staying safe online

Geography

Drawing maps with keys

Science

Exploring for plants

Can you identify these plants that one of our class mates found?

I’m looking forward to testing out an app called Picture This to help to identify plants when you are out and about.

Here’s what else you’ve been up to this week.

Painting

Working with clay

Cracking codes

Making scrapbooks

Making a lava lamp (and being a safe scientist)

Playing scrabble

Finally, sit back and enjoy this brilliant Stop Motion movie.

 

 

 

Home learning

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mrs Taylor

Wow, Year 2 – you are making us really proud of all your great learning. Keep it up!

Extreme reading

Maths – arrays and fractions

Writing and spelling

Can you guess which adverbs (the words that add more information about the verb) match with which photo?

stealthily

excitedly

anxiously

angrily

comfortably

Science

Living & Learning

It’s always good to see what activities you’ve been doing and what skills you have been developing alongside your home learning.

Yoga and watering the garden

Learning to ride a bike and baking

Planting vegetables

Planting out peas

The Book of Hopes

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020 by Mr Owen

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share this remarkable collection collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with you. It was contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

You can read it here.

Each text has been selected to give children hope, to entertain, to warm the heart and, though I’ve only read a few, they certainly fit that description. I’d definitely recommend giving them a go – they’re probably aimed more at KS2 children, but some would be great to read to younger children.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

Take care,

Mr Owen

Today at Moortown Primary

Posted on Friday 24 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all well. We just wanted to share some of what we’ve been doing this week, here at MPS.

As well as doing our home learning, we’ve being gradually building up and adventure/assault course in the playground over the week. Each day it got a bit bigger and a bit fancier. Today, it became HUGE – it went all the way around the middle building!

The tunnel proved the trickiest, with quite a few of us getting stuck and looking like the Hungry Catapillar!

We also drew beautiful pictures in chalk.

And did a spot of gardening…

Stay safe everyone. We’re missing you all!

Mr Owen

Arrays everywhere you look!

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2020 by Mrs Freeman

It’s almost the end of another week. Thanks again for your photos – they’ve been amazing!

All of you have been finding arrays everywhere.

The Bog Baby story has been very exciting and there has been some excellent character descriptions and sequencing work.

Finally, a few extra ‘crafty‘ pictures to share.

Fractions, fluency, fresh air and fun

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020 by Mrs Freeman

Hello everyone

Today, I received a lovely letter from Ralph. It really made my day!

Thank you

Thank you to all of you have been sending in examples of your home learning. We love to see what you have been up to.

There’s been lots of super work going on this week.

We’ve been doing lots of writing about our new book:  The Bog Baby.

Great to see lots of maths learning going on!

There’s lots going on at home.

Here are a few more photos from this week.

Living and Learning
Creating a bog.
Hand washing experiment
Researching unfamiliar words.
Peas growing well.
fluency reading

Let’s stay positive!

Posted on Monday 20 April 2020 by Mrs Freeman

First thing this morning, we received a letter from one of the children. It simply made us smile and we hope it makes you smile too!

Keep sending your photos please.

Quick hello to everyone

Posted on Thursday 09 April 2020 by Mrs Freeman

We hope you are all still managing to fit in some learning as well as having some fun. Thank you to everyone who has sent photos through to us – we have really enjoyed looking at them and feel very proud of you all.

In this photo, Penelope and her sister have been very resourceful. They have collected random objects from around the house to create this lovely rainbow. We are sure you will be as impressed as we are! Well done, girls!

Keep up with all the hard work and please keep sending the photos.

Remember though, have fun, be kind and stay active!

Highlights from the week!

Posted on Friday 03 April 2020 by Mr Owen

Hi everyone!

Some children are still coming to school as their parents are key workers. We’ve been doing all the learning that teachers have been setting on homework pages, but have had plenty of time for other activities too.

Art

We’ve painted some beautiful rainbows…

…and we’ve made creations out of clay. Aren’t they good?

Coding

We’ve been coding on Scratch and Kodu: both free-to-download programming software, which children enjoy using to build games.

Exercise

Joe Wickes PE sessions have proved very hard work…

Sometimes we’re just going outside to play games instead. Anything to keep fit and healthy!

Music

We were even lucky enough to have a visit from a teacher in our federation who is also a musician. Mrs Richardson performed for the children by singing, playing keyboard and even using a singing bowl. We kept our 2m away but we could hear it just fine! It was a lovely experience and we were all very impressed. Thanks very much Mrs Richardson for  coming in.

I love music! Are you learning an instrument at home? I’m practising my drums as often as I can. It’s a good opportunity to get better. I’ve got a guitar that I haven’t played in a while too… I might have to pick it up again! Why not take a short video of you playing something on your piano, guitar, drums or whatever other instrument you’re learning and send it to me? My email address is [email protected] If you’re happy for me to share them on our website’s news pages, please let me know. I’m sure others would love to see them too!

Construction Challenges!

One of our favourite activities has proven to be marble runs. We’ve spent quite a while planning and constructing these, with the courses our marbles are running gradually getting more and more complex. We’ve now got some working with tubes and foam tracks and it’s very satisfying.  When I can work out how to get a video on here, I’ll post one for you to see ours in action!

Do you want to try? They’re fun to make and don’t take any special equipment or materials – just a marble. You can then use anything to make the run:

  • pencils
  • books
  • boxes
  • toys
  • Lego bricks

Don’t forget to start somewhere high so gravity can help.

A penguin writing reports?

Posted on Wednesday 01 April 2020 by Mrs Freeman

Look who turned up to help me write some of your school reports! Smartie gave me some help to make sure I stay safe when I am using my computer. Can you think of three things he might have said?

Also,Smartie would like to know if you are all using your manners. He has delivered some stickers for you so keep a look out on your work!  The stickers are at the bottom of this page and he has left extra on my kitchen table. Who will be the first to get a sticker on their manners work?                Good Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour StickersGood Manners Behaviour Stickers