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Year 2 Penguins

*Message from Miss Cooper*

As always, I am so incredibly proud of the effort you are making to learn at home! Keep it up, you are all doing so well laugh

 

*Message to Parents*

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. If your child is unable to complete all of the work set, then tell them to leave it for another day. We have planned more than enough for them to do so do not panic if they are unable to do it all! 

 

If you need to contact me, please use the contact form at the bottom.  However, I won't be able to reply to any messages sent from school email accounts e.g. a big brother/sister's school email address.  I can only reply to a parent's email address.

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Thank you Khadija for this lovely picture!

Thank you Khadija for this lovely picture! 1

Join our summer reading challenge!

 

From the 5th of June we are encouraging our wonderful SMSJ children to complete the summer reading challenge with Blackburn Central Library!

This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage thousands of children to read for pleasure and keep their skills sharp whilst learning from home.

 

All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up! The library has recently relaxed the joining rules, so that children who don’t already have a library card can access the eBook and eAudio resources too!

 

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

 

Once you are all signed up, set your own challenge to read any number of books! Every time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review.

You will be rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos!

 

When your challenge is completed you will receive a downloadable certificate!

 

We can’t wait to see what you have been reading!

What a wonderful story Khadija!

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What a wonderful story Khadija!  2

Thank you for the brilliant story Aamenah!

Thank you for the brilliant story Aamenah! 1
Thank you for the brilliant story Aamenah! 2
Thank you for the brilliant story Aamenah! 3
Thank you for the brilliant story Aamenah! 4

Home Learning Tasks - Week 5

Oxford Owl have lots of wonderful, exciting texts for children to access online! It is free to register and the eBooks are free to read once you have completed the registration. I feel it is incredibly important to continue to encourage a love of reading in children, and this platform offers them a variety of choices to get stuck into! 

Happy reading! 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Welcome to the Year 2 Penguins!

 

My name is Miss Cooper and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 2 Penguins this year. Mrs Patel will also be helping us in Year 2.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Tuesday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Penguins are timetabled to visit the school library every Monday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Thursday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.                 

Autumn 1

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'The Pirates Next Door' by Jonny Duddle through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story about someone else moving in next door to us!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using varied sentences types such as statements, exclamations, commands and questions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! These pieces of writing could be based on an exciting event that has happened, a video clip, music or an exciting imaginary setting or character. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

 

Topic

Our topic for this half term is 'The Place Where I Live'. In geography we will be researching human and physical features of our locality, such as Witton Park. We will also be creating and planning for a new and exciting play area for our locality.

In history we will be looking at Blackburn and how it has changed throughout the years in particular how houses and playground equipment has evolved. 

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. 

 

Autumn 2

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'The Three Little Javelinas' which is a twist on a traditional tale. We will be studying this text through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using varied sentences types such as statements, exclamations, commands and questions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! These pieces of writing could be based on an exciting event that has happened, a video clip, music or an exciting imaginary setting or character. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Addition and Subtraction

Money

Multiplication and Division

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We will be learning about and noticing that both animals and humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will also be looking closely at the similarities and differences between humans and animals. We will also be studying how to keep our bodies fit and healthy through exercise and a balanced diet. 

 

 

 

Spring 1

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at stories by the same author around the theme of explorers!
We will be studying this through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

We will also be writing non-chronological reports around our learning in Topic!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using commas in a list and apostrophes for possession and contractions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Multiplication and Division

Statistics
Geometry: Properties of shape.

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Plants '. We will be learning to observe and describe how seed and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will also be finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 

 

 

Spring 2

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at stories from a familiar setting!
We will be studying this through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

We will also be writing a persuasive text and writing our own riddles!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using commas in a list and apostrophes for possession and contractions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...
Geometry: Properties of shape

Fractions

Measurement: Length and Height

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Plants '. We will be learning to observe and describe how seed and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will also be finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 

 

Summer 1

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at animal adventure stories!
We will be studying this through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

We will also be writing letters and reading classic poems!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using commas in a list and apostrophes for possession and contractions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...
Position and Direction

Problem Solving and Efficient Methods

Measurement: Time

 

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Living things and habitats'. We will be exploring the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will be identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and we will be able to describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. 

 

 

 

Summer 2

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be looking at stories based on a theme!
We will be studying this through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be producing and presenting a wonderful innovated story at the end of the unit. 

We will also be writing an explanation text and exploring poems on a theme!

 

Big Writes

This half term Year 2 will be completing some outstanding pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using commas in a list and apostrophes for possession and contractions.  We will also be using expanded noun phrases to provide the reader with that extra bit of detail! 

 

Maths

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...
Measurement: Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Investigations

 

Science

Our topic for this half term is 'Uses of everyday materials'. We will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. We will also find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

 

 

 

 

Important Documents

Summer Two Knowledge Organiser

Summer Two Bulletin

Summer One Homework Grid

Summer One Bulletin

Summer One - Knowledge Organiser - Science

Spring 2- Bulletin

Spring 2- Homework grid

Spring term- Science: Knowledge Organiser

Spring 1 Bulletin

Autumn 2- Science: Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 2 Bulletin

Autumn 1 Bulletin

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

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