Weekly Update Friday 9th June 2023
A Summary of Our learning:
Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed a good half term break.
In English this week, we have explored our new book, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. We have made predictions, explored the themes of the book and written a rainforest setting description and persuasive letter to the tree feller.
In Maths, we have been recapping shape and reading scales. Next week, we will be revisiting column addition/subtraction methods and volume.
In Geography, we have learnt about the seas and oceans surrounding the UK and practised some positional language.
We have also done Music this week and will be practising singing next week.
In Science after learnt the difference between habitats and microhabitats.
Very importantly, the children have had their first transition afternoon to Y3! Next week, we will be doing a PSHE lesson on change and the children will have next Friday afternoon in Year 3 to settle further into the new surroundings.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Phonics- If you would like to support your child further in their phonics knowledge the link will take you to a video showing the pure pronunciation of phonemes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s
Please note that children will be sent additional phonics work to practise at home so please do support your child/children with this.
Maths work at home -
Please practise counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s is also a great support to your child. Identifying coins, counting money and telling the time on an analogue clock are also great things to practise at home. A fun and free way to practise Times Tables and number bonds to 20 is ‘Hit the button’ https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
A great online resource for practising making different amounts of money:
Spellings- Spellings will be given out every week, please work with your child and practise their spellings. Your child’s home spelling book is to practise spellings at home, they need to bring it in every Monday to get new spellings put in. Thank you
Please continue to read with and to your child as much as possible. Reading books have been given out and children can change their books daily. Please ensure that an adult signs the reading record daily and ensure your child’s yellow reading record book is brought into school each day.
Notices & Reminders:
Thank you for your continued support,
The Year 2 Team
To contact the Year 2 Team, please use this email address: email@example.com.
Infant Reading Workshop Presentation
Below you will find the slides from our parent reading evening that was held on Wednesday 11th January:
Infant Reading Parent Workshop Presentation
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Parent Information Evening September 2022
Year 2 Curriculum Presentation 2022
Year 2 Home Learning
Bug Club: Please do log on and read the books and try the phonics games. If you complete the books, we can upload more. Don’t forget to explore this website as there are grammar and phonics activities to be accessed.
Spelling: https://www.sirlinkalot.org/ This spelling site is offering the opportunity for parents to download an app with a free subscription.
Phonics guide for home learning
Keep practising your Phonics – play some of the games, try learning ‘ed’ endings playing Past Tense Penguin.
Phonics Songs: Here are some songs you can listen to help you with your phonics, learning about connectives and suffix.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB2Ff8H7oVo&safe=active – ly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPoBE-E8VOc&safe=active – Conjunction Junction
Live author streams: https://www.culturewhisper.com/r/immersive/live_streams_for_kids/15296
Free audiobooks: https://www.storynory.com/
Free e-books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?fbclid=IwAR32--2tIvuFT7sic5GnESJCx73Jn1YqBjbzkgEWEQmnS4nf8Wrd2IIOEiA
Maths Fluency Guide For Parents
Times Tables Rock Stars: Keep practicing your times tables!
Click here to access our new maths resource, NumBots. If you need to enter the school name, enter Eastwick Junior School:
Topmarks – lots of different maths games, at different levels. The games cover: money, time, multiplication and measuring, to name but a few.
Health and fitness
Joe Wicks 5-minute school workout
Joe Wicks PE with Joe
Active Surrey - Home Activities
THPT Learning Resources - Various games and activities:
Empowering Little Minds - offers lots of lovely ideas to do with your children. Open up the link and select an activity.
Free online tours of museums: