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Welcome to Saint Peter’s Year 2
My name is Miss Bowers and I am the Year 2 teacher, our teaching assistant is and Miss Heapy. We work together as a team to provide fun and engaging lessons, to make sure the day is as enjoyable as possible.
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Home Learning Gallery
Keep sending in your home learning photographs Year 2! I love to seeing what you're all getting up to!
You can send your photographs to our new class email address Year2@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk .
*I will update the class page frequently during the school closure. Thank you so much for your support during these uncertain times.*
Work has been provided for children to complete in the event of a school closure. If your child was absent when the work was handed out please see the links below to access the work. Paper copies will also be sent to your child via the post. The packs will include login details for various online learning platforms.
All children have been given new logins to Spelling Shed and Purple Mash (See 'Useful Links').
The Secretary of State for Education announced on Wednesday 18th March that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes the Year 2 SATs. I have sent home practice SATs papers as they are still a very useful way of helping your child complete work that is at age related expectations.
JK Rowling's "The Ickabog" Illustration Competition!
JK Rowling (Author of the Harry Potter series) is currently writing a new book! She is releasing a few chapters (for you to read for free!) online every few days. She is also running an illustration competition. This runs from 28th May and closes on 17th July. Children aged between 7-12 years can enter via the weblink below. Winning entries have a chance of being published in the real book! Imagine that! We have some amazingly talented artists in our school, so this is very exciting! For more information on how to enter, please see the link below.
You can also tweet your ideas to #TheIckabog ... JK Rowling might even comment on it!
Monday 13th July
Well, it's here...the LAST week before the summer holidays! You have been so resilient and hard working, and we are so very PROUD of you all! Here are the last week of resources for you to have a go at. It's based on French this week, so a little bit different to previous weeks. Thank-you for all of your hard work, and thank-you parents / carers for all of your support! You have been amazing.
Monday 6th July
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Please click on the links below for the printable home learning pack for this week. Keep smiling, we are so proud of you!
Friday 3rd July
Next week looks like a very exciting week! Waterstones children's Laureate has launched a 'creative summer camp'. Starting on Monday 6th July, there will be a timetable of exciting creative activities to follow throughout the week. From illustrations, to creative writing to performance poetry, this seems like an exciting line-up! Please see the link below for details:
Monday 29th June
Click on the links below for this week's printable home learning pack. Keep up the great work! :)
Monday 29th June
Good morning everyone and happy St Peter's day.
Today is St Peter's day and if we were in school we would be celebrating our patron saint. Unfortunately we cannot all be together but I have attached a ppt all about St Peter for you to look at and at the end are some activities you might want to try.
Please send me any photographs of work you have done.
Have a lovely day!
Monday 22nd June 2020
Hello Year 2
Downloadable home learning packs for this week have been attached below.
Monday 15th June 2020
Hello Year 2
Downloadable home learning packs for this week have been attached below.
Tuesday 9th June - READING CHALLENGE!
Please see the link below for a letter detailing the Summer Reading Challenge and how to enter and access. We have some amazing readers in our school, so we are very excited about this!
Monday 8th June 2020
Hello Year 2 and welcome back. I hope you have had a lovely half term.
Please continue to complete your 2dos on purple mash, and access TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.
Every Monday I will be uploading a downloadable home learning pack for you to use.
Friday 22nd May
We won't be setting "2Dos" on Purple Mash over the half term holidays, but children are welcome to access games on Purple Mash, Numbots, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed whenever they like. We will continue setting work on Purple Mash from Monday 8th June. We hope you have a lovely break. Thank-you to everyone for your continued support, and WELL DONE to our amazing children for being so wonderful and always trying your best. Keep smiling! We miss you. :)
Monday 11th May
Please remember to access the challenges that I am setting on Spelling Shed when you can. Year 2 are currently near the bottom of the school league, but I KNOW you could be at the top! Well done to Olive, who was in the top 10 in the whole school last week!
Thursday 23rd April
We now have a class log in for Oxford Owl. This is a great resource, with a range of reading books that are book banded just like the ones we have in school.
Simply click "my class log in", then enter the following details:
Tuesday 21st April
A company called Collins has made their revision books free as PDF's viewable online and offline once downloaded. Please see the downloads below.
Monday 20th April
I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter.
I just wanted to inform you all that Mrs Beaumont will temporarily be taking over Year 2's online learning platforms whilst school is closed. Mrs Beaumont will continue to set tasks for children on Purple Mash, Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Numbots. Mrs Beaumont will also be checking the class email inbox.
I hope to be back teaching your lovely children very soon!
Oak National Academy
This online virtual school, backed by the government, contains daily video lessons for each year group, covering a range of subjects including daily Maths and English. You can choose to follow the scheduled lessons or search for a particular subject if you prefer.
Each lesson includes work to be completed independently.
Making Music at home.
This website has created weekly musical activities for children. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time.
Maths learning at home
The NCETM have created some great, video maths lessons and resources for children to access online learning whilst schools are closed. Just follow the link, select your relevant Key Stage and work through the lessons in order.
The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Questions about the Coronavirus book
'The Gruffallo' illustrator Axel Scheffler has teamed up with experts to create a free book to explain what the Coronavirus is for children. It aims to answer questions for children between five to nine year olds and help them to understand what they are going through right now.
Tuesday 7th April 2020
Hello Year 2! I hope everyone is safe and well. I just wanted to remind everybody that we are now in Holy Week. This week is very special as it is the final week leading up to Easter. Please look at the post from Wednesday 1st April to find some lovely Easter activities you could do this week. Don't forget to send any work to Year2@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk!
Can I also remind everybody that Spelling Shed is a great resources to help you progress with your spelling. Please use it each day this week.
Friday 3rd April 2020
Hello Year 2! This is some information for parents and carers...
Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.
Maths factor is an online maths resource for children 4- 12 years old. The resource is currently free due to Covid 19. Register for free and your child will have access to daily maths sessions and games.
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Good morning everybody! I hope everyone is feeling well. Apologies if anybody tried to play on the new spelling lists on Spelling Shed yesterday. I made new word lists but didn't add you all to it, OOPS! I have fixed it so it should work now.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good morning Year 2! I have just joined in with Joe Wicks' live lesson, have any of you been joining in?
I have set some new 2Dos on Purple Mash. I have also set some new words on Spelling Shed, please login and have a go. It is great more children have been logging into Epic Reading, hopefully I will see that everyone has logged in by the end of the week. I have assigned some books about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong for you to read.
Unfortunately we will not be in school to celebrate Easter this year. I have made a link to an E-book for you to read. I will also make a link to some activities for you to complete once you have read the story. Pl.ease complete at least two of the activities and send them to our class email.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Hello Year 2! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have been receiving lots of fantastic work on Purple Mash and via email. It has been lovely keeping in touch with you all this way. I will be setting some new 2Dos tomorrow morning.
I am working in school this week with some children. Today we did some pom pom crafts. Maybe you could try this at home. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest!
Friday 27th March 2020
Hello Year 2! I hope you are all ok and are keeping safe. I have set you some new 2Dos today. One of the 2Dos is to create a poster to thank our wonder NHS staff for all the hard work they do. The NHS stands for National Health Service and the staff look after lots of poorly people. Some NHS staff members are currently looking after people with coronavirus. It would be lovely if we could have a collection of posters or cards to thank the NHS for everything that they do. This could be done on Purple Mash or you may want to use paper/card. You can send any work to our new class email address Year2@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk
Thursday 26th March 2020
Hello Year 2! I am pleased to see that more of you are completing 2Dos on Purple Mash. I will set some new 2Dos tomorrow morning. Please make sure the work you send me is to your best standard. Don't forget to have a look at Epic Reading (details below), it is fantastic but not many people have used it yet!
Mrs Beaumont and Mrs Moreton have created an email address for each class. This is so you can send me pictures of things you have been doing at home. It would be lovely to have a collection of photographs for me to upload to the website for you all to see, as I'm sure you all missing each other! The email address is Year2@stpetersrc.rochdale.sch.uk .
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine!
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Hello Year 2! Thank you for all the work you have been sending me on Purple Mash. I can also see that lots of you are using Spelling Shed, NumBots and TT Rockstars. I have made you all a new account on EPIC Reading which will really help you with your word reading and comprehension. Please ask an adult to help you access your account by following the instructions below.
I will continue to set 2Dos on Purple Mash. It is really important you complete them and to your best ability. There are lots of other games and activities you can explore on Purple Mash yourself.
I am going to set 3 new 2Dos today that can be done over a week. Please read the instructions carefully. If it is a writing task don't forget to use full stops and capital letters.
I have a uploaded a poster below of some ideas of activities you could do that don't require you to look at a screen. Maybe there is something you could in the garden whilst it is sunny?
Keep working hard!
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Mr Lord has provided links to fantastic resources to help keep your child active at home:
ONLINE AND NON-SCREEN RESOURCES
I have uploaded a list of online resources that can be used during the school closure. There are additional ones in the 'Useful Links' section. Of course I don't want the children spending all their time looking at a screen so I have also uploaded a list of non-screen activities. See below.
The children have made Lenten promises to help them become better followers of Jesus.
British Science Week - Can Water Make Music?
To celebrate British a Science Week, Year 2 conducted an investigation to find out if water can make music. They filled glasses with different amounts of water and listened to the sounds that was made when the glasses were tapped. The children found that the glass with the least amount of water made a high sound and the glass with the most amount of water made a low sound. They concluded that the amount of water in a glass affects the pitch.
World Book Day 2020
This year we celebrated World Book Day in lots of different ways. As this year is 'The Year of the Word' we dressed up as Bible characters. We learnt about 'The Lost Sheep' parable and learnt that Jesus told this story to help people understand that God will always find people, even if they have sinned. We played a game to help us understand this parable.
In the afternoon we read our favourite books with a friend and enjoyed a cup of juice.
Thank you to all the parents for the efforts put into the children's costumes. They all looked fantastic!
Telling the Time
In Maths we are learning to tell the time. Today we worked in groups to create our own clocks and used them to show different times.
Today we performed a rhythmic chant and played an independent pattern to accompany it. Each group had to perform their part at the same time without losing the rhythm!
Skype a Scientist
In Science the children have been learning about how humans grow, change and survive. Today they were given the opportunity to think of some questions around this topic and have them answered by a real scientist! They spoke to Dr Tom Berry who is an ex surgeon and is now the Head of Scotland Breast Cancer Now research charity.
We Love Reading!
The children in Year 2 love reading. The classroom reading area is used on a daily basis. We have recently added some new books along with reading challenges, for the children to complete when they have finished a book.
The children have been learning to identify written fractions and finding fractions of shape. Today the children worked in groups to play fraction dominoes!
Stable by Starlight
Today the Year 2 children performed their nativity ‘Stable by Starlight’. Every single child did an amazing job and made Miss Bowers and Miss Healy very proud.
Thank you to all of our dedicated parents who have spent the time to practice the lines and songs with their children. We hope you enjoyed watching the performance.
The General Election
This week the children have been learning about the general election and the different parties involved. Every child was given the opportunity to register to vote. If the children had registered, they went to the polling station and voted for their chosen party.
A gentle reminder that the Year 2 Nativity will be on Thursday 19th December at 2pm.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Today we enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit as we decorated our class Christmas tree. We welcomed our newest member of the class, Ellis the Elf!
We have been learning how to solve multiplication using different strategies. Today we learnt that multiplication is the same as repeated addition!
Today Year 2 visited the cenotaph with Year 6. We all held a 2 minute to honour and remember those who have lost their life through war. The children then led a short service and laid a wreath in the remembrance garden.
Design and Technology
The children have made shields. They started the process by designing a shield then peer evaluating their original designs. They then created a final design based on the peer feedback. Next the children used paper mache to create a strong, sturdy shield. When the paper mache was dry the children painted on their designs.
The Morning Rush
Each class was asked to perform a poem in front of the whole school. Year 2 chose the poem ‘The Morning Rush’ by John Foster. The children performed their poems and the audience commented on their fantastic expression and volume!
October is the month of the rosary. The children learnt how to use rosary beads when they are praying. The children have completed a decade of the rosary using the rosary beads. All children and parents are welcome join the rosary group on Friday mornings at 8.30am in the Year 4/3 classroom.
Reading and Writing Numbers in Words!
In Year 2 the children must know how to read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words. The have completed a carousel of activities to practice this. They have played bingo, completed a word search, played pairs, made posters and practiced writing the numbers in special glitter trays! They have lots of fun.
As we can't be in school at the moment and we can't do this in person I would just like to say a huge
HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY to . .
We hope you have had a lovely day.
Miss Bowers, Miss Heapy and all of your friends in Year Two x