Each week we will plan activities that the children can do at home, some of which may need adult support. Please see the current week for the home learning activity sheet and supporting materials.
There are many other activities that the children may also like to do and some links are listed below.
We hope that you are safe and happy and stay that way.
Year 2 Team
BBC Bitesize Daily
There are now 6 daily age related activities on the BBC between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. You can also catch up on anything you have missed on iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vpnrd
**Comptetition** Draw a Robot - entries online by 8th June - for more details see https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/draw
Art ideas https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/start-here/ and https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/
Helen Elliott, Welsh artist, live children's workshops at 3.00 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook and free art workshops https://www.helenelliott.net/gwyc
Tate Kids - Quizzes, craft activities and videos from painting with chocolate to making pop art with Andy Warhol https://www.tate.org.uk/kids
Music with Mylene Klass - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
Physical Development/Well Being
Joe Wicks 5 minute moves live at 9:00 am Monday to Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50
Cosmic Kids Yoga on demand https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Body Percussion classes ‘The Beat Goes on’ live at 11:00 am Monday to Friday https://www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer/videos
Dance with Oti - live at 11:30 am Monday to Friday or on demand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0RGGDusyKI
Dance with Darcey Bussell - https://diversedancemix.com/
White Rose Maths - daily 20-30 minute lesson with video and answers.
Choose a year below if the activites are challenging and the year above if you'd like an extra challenge!
Maths with Carol Vorderman (free during school closure) - https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Bug Club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Storytime with David Walliams - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Audible - there are some free audio books and a free 30 day trial for others. https://www.audible.co.uk/
Book Trust - Cressida Cowell reads 'How to be a Pirate' and there are lots of fun activities to do at home
Phonics Play - games to support phonic learning (now tablet friendly) https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Wildlife with Steve Backshall - live question and answer sessions every Wednesday at 9.30am
National Geographic - https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
British Museum virtual tour https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
NASA Langley Research Centre virtual tour https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/
NASA Glen Research Centre virtual tour https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours
Chester Zoo virtual tour https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo/
Cooking with Jamie Oliver - some recipes that you can do together - https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
Year 2 Information
The class teachers are:
Mrs Harries (2H) and Miss Page (2P)
Our teaching assistants are:
Mrs Johns (Mon-Fri)
Miss Hall (Mon-Fri)
Mrs Mingay (Mon-Wed)
Context for Learning
Our context for learning this half term is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. The children will be visiting Cardiff Castle to find out how knights defended the castle from invaders. Following this, the children will investigate which materials are effective in knocking down castle walls by launching them from their very own catapults!
We will also be looking at famous towers from around the world and will investigate how tall we can build a tower using sugar cubes. The children read about ‘The Great Escape’ and learn how the prisoners built tunnels to escape from captivity.
At the end of our context, we will be building bridges out of spaghetti and marshmallows to investigate the how much weight they can hold.
Please see the Parent Overview sheet below for more details about the context and for learning ideas your child can do at home.
PE sessions take place every Thursday. Please ensure that your child has a navy blue PE kit (shorts and t-shirt)and trainers/plimsolls.
Children have snack every day. Please ensure that you pay £1.20 per week.
If you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Lakeside Primary Snack Account'.
If you would like to pay in advance, the amount for this half term is £8.40. The total for the autumn term is £16.80. The total amount for the year is £45.60.
Please see the class teachers if you are in arrears and need to know the new total due.
To increase pupils’ confidence in communicating clearly with a variety of audiences including teachers, peers and familiar adults in everyday situations
In maths, we will be continuing the 'Big Maths' work have been doing in year 1, with weekly 'learn it' tests. So please help your child to learn the 'learn its' sent home. We will be learning our times tables and putting our knowledge into practise, solving problems. Please see the link below for the skills we cover in Year 2.
Homework and Reading Folders
Homework folders and Reading folders should be returned every Wednesday.
Please ensure that they are returned every week.