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Year 2

  • Book Reviews

     

     

    Hello Year 2,

    Hopefully you spotted some books you would like to read from the reading list on Mondays post. Some of your friends have some books they would like to recommend to you as well. Here are their book reviews.

     

  • Find the Difference

    Hi Year 2,

    This week in Maths we have been finding the difference. Have a look at this game to secure your knowledge of finding the difference. If you have younger brothers or sisters you might even like to teach it to them.

     

     

  • Reading List

    Hello Year 2,

    Lots of you have been busy reading at home. We have had lots of e-mails to tell us about the books you have enjoyed. Watch out on the blog later this week for some book reviews your friends have written.

    Click the link below to see some recommended books for Year 2. You might like to read some of them over the summer holidays as part of the library challenge.

    50-recommended-reads-2.pdf (14 downloads)

     

  • Lets play a Maths Game

    Hello Year 2 Maths Whizzes,

    Here’s a few games you could have a go at.

    You could turn them into a competition and play with or against your family members.

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  • Sports Week

     

    Hi Year 2,

    We hope you enjoyed sports week. Thank you for all the videos you sent us of your throwing and catching. Here’s the finished video. We hope you enjoy watching it.

     

  • Leaders

    Hello Giraffes and Bears

    This week we are thinking more about the work of religious leaders.

    Do you remember in January, before we visited the Church of St Peter, we talked about the job of the Vicar and we wrote some questions to ask him about his job in Bushey?

    If you look at the slides I have attached, you will see some important religious leaders. They have to think not only about the people in their place of worship but about others all over the world. Sometimes their decisions can affect people from different religions or those who have no religion too.

    Look at the slides and then choose a sheet to do. There are challenges for each sheet, read them carefully before you fill them in.

    I am missing you all. Keep safe and hopefully we will see you back in school before the end of term.

    Mrs de Smith

  • Sports Week

    Hello Year 2,

     

    As you already know this week is sports week.

    Some of the Year 2 children have been very busy at home keeping active.

    Maya had her own sports day at home with her family.

                           

     

    Rian has been taking over the role of Joe Wicks and has made up some workouts of his own. He always remembers to include a warm up at the beginning and a cool down at the end. Here is Rian with his alphabet workout.

                      

    Can you spell out your name using Rian’s workout plan? Or you could try some of your friend’s and families names. Which one was the hardest to do? Why?

     

    Would you like to hold a family sports day? You will need to plan our the activities and races you will do and make sure you have all the equipment needed. Don’t forget to think about how you will record the results.

    Or maybe you would like to design your own Joe Wicks workout?

    Remember to e-mail us to tell us what you have been up to. We will post your pictures and workouts on the blog next week so your friends can try them out too.

  • Sports Week 2020

    Hello Year 2,

    This week it is national sports week. The Year 2 teachers have been very busy practising their throwing, catching and batting skills.

     

     

    Watch this video to check out our skills!

    Would you like to be part of our video? Ask your grown ups to take a video of you catching and throwing a tennis ball. The ball should be thrown in to your right for you to catch ( your grown ups left) and then you need to throw it out the video to your left.

    Send your videos to the class e-mails by Friday so we can add them. We will share the finished video on the blog next Monday.

    Keep active!

    Love From

    The Year 2 team

  • Mindful Moments

    I have been really enjoying Springwatch on BBC2 over the past couple of weeks. I was very disappointed to learn that Friday’s show was the last one.

    I was, however, delighted to discover that I can watch any episodes I missed on the Springwatch website.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qgm3

    My favourite part of each episode was the “Mindful Moments” section. I was transported to a beautiful piece of countryside along with all the sounds that take me back in time to some of my favourite childhood holidays in this country.

    If you click on this link you can choose from many of the clips used in the series and find yourself a little piece of sensory paradise… for about 2 minutes.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qgm3

     

  • Seasides in the UK

    In Year 2 we are thinking about the Geography of Seaside places. Are there more physical or human features in a seaside town?

    Have a look at this Powerpoint to find out more. Then have a go at the worksheets.

  • Father’s Day Cards

    On Sunday 21st June it is Father’s Day. It is a day when we thank our Dads, Grandads, Step Dads or anyone that is a father figure in our lives, for taking care of us.

    Here are some instructions to make a thumbs up Father’s Day card.

     

    1. First put an A4 piece of card landscape way around.
    2. Next fold it in half.
    3. After that on a separate piece of paper (preferably a different colour) draw around your wrist and your hand.
    4. Now cut it out.
    5. Stick your wrist to the edge of the folded piece of card and make sure your thumb fits on the front.
    6. Then fold the fingers back and stick them to the palm of the hand. Try not to fold them flat.
    7. Now it should look as though you are giving your dad the thumbs up!
    8. Finally write your message on the front using brightly coloured pens.
    9. Now you are ready to write the inside of the card.   Good luck!
  • The Ickabog

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    Have you spotted this new story that is being released? It’s written by J. K Rowling who writes the Harry Potter books. Although its not about Harry Potter or magic, it’s an entirely different story.

    J. K. Rowling is releasing a few chapters each day over the next few weeks. I have read chapters 1 and 2 so far and am ready to start chapter 3 this evening. The descriptions of the different foods in the story remind of the story ‘The Picky Prince’ from our guided reading books at school.

    Perhaps you could share a chapter with your family each night before bed? You could take it in turns to do the reading? Who can do good voices for the different characters?

    Read the story here.

    If you are enjoying the story you might also like to enter J. K. Rowlings competition. She needs some illustrations for her story and would like your help. Click here for more details.

    We hope you like it.

    Miss Honnor and Mrs Summers

  • Whizz Pop Bang!

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    We know many of you super scientists in Year 2 enjoy reading the Whizz Pop Bang! science magazines in our book corners. At the weekend we received an exciting e-mail from them. You can earn a Super Scientist badge!

    All you have to do is

    1. Think of a scientific question.
    2. Investigate your question.
    3. Explain your results and conclusions.
    4. Fill in the online form and then wait patiently for your badge to arrive.

    Visit this website for more information –

    Earn your Super Scientist Badge

    Remember to send them to your class e-mails too so we can see what you have been doing! We love hearing from you all.

  • Life Cycles

    We are thinking about Life Cycles.

    All animals, including humans, are born, they get older and bigger and some will go on to have children. … We call this a life cycle. Animals are small when they start life. Over time they grow bigger and their bodies change.

    Have a look at this short clip explaining what a life cycle is:

    BBC bitesize Life cycles

    Click on the link for some fact sheets and activities to try. Can you think of any living things that look different to their parents when they are born then change to look more like them as they grow older?

  • Talking toys!

     

    We have been having lots of fun with an App called Chatterpix. It is free and can be downloaded on a variety of platforms.

    Here is the link for the apple version:

    https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/chatterpix-kids/id734046126

    Here is the link for google play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckmoosedesign.cpkids&hl=en_GB

    We thought it would be lots of fun to have a go and imagining what our toys could say if they could talk.

    Here is one of our first attempts.