YEAR 2 2020-2021
Hello Year 2,
As you've already got lots of home learning from our remote learnng day, that needs to come into school, then there won't be any additional hoemwork this week.
There are still spellings to practise, however. Here they are:
Hi Year 2,
A huge thank you to those of who who came to our Google Classroom meetings. We hope that you enjoyed it - we certainly did!
Our learning in literacy has been about preparing to write fact files. Your home learning task is to find information about animals which live in Antarctica. To help you, there is a PowerPoint presentation which explains the task in more detail and contains a video and book for you to use. You will need to download the PowerPoint to watch the video.
Remember that our spelling assessment is on Friday so please make sure that you practise those too.
In class, we have been learning about how long units of time are. You have been given a set of pictures to cut up and sort into second, minute and hour boxes. You complete the task, please cut up all of the pictures and mix them up. Then, stick them into one of the boxes, depending on how long you think that each activity takes. There's an electronic copy of the activity here too.
In class, we are learning about Easter symbols. There's a PowerPoint below which tells you all about Easter symbols and also gives you the intstructions that you need for your task.
Your Science work asks you to think about weather, events and activities which usually take place during each season of the year. The worksheet is included in your pack and there is another copy here. Please bring your completed work into school as it will be put into your Science book.
Homework and spellings for Week Beginning 3rd May
Hi again Year 2,
We hope that you have a great bank holiday weekend.
Here's the programme for next week:
Monday: Bank Holiday, no school
Tuesday: Everyone in school
Wednesday: Everyone in school
Thursday: Election Day, school closed so children will learn at home
Friday: Everyone in school
There will be more information about the Thursday's home learning day soon. It will include some online face to face meeting/tuition, support materials which will appear on this page and work which will be sent home with the children on Wednesday.
To complete their maths homework and their work on Thursday, the children will need a glue stick and scissors. They will be able to bring a glue stick home on Wednesday, if needed, but please do send it back into school on Friday as it is the one that is used in class.
In addition to their spellings this week, the children also have a PowerPoint presentation of the RML book that we will be reading in class. This is because we will have less time this week to read it in class.
Have a lovely week and let's hope for good weather for the weekend.
Homework and Spellings for Week Beginning 26th April
Hi Year 2,
We hope that you've had a good week.
Just below here you'll see the spellings which we will be learning next week (for assessment on Thursday 29th April) and your Maths homework (to be photographed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th April.)
Paper copies of the spellings and homework will be given out on Friday 23rd April.
Please do practise your spellings at home and do your homework as it's an important part of your learning.
Have a lovely week.
Week beginning 19th April 2021
Hi Year 2,
We hope that you've all had a happy and healthy Easter holiday and are ready to be back in school tomorrow (Tuesday 20th April).
Just to let you know that there won't be any spelling test this week although the class will still be working on spelling some of the Year 2 Common Exception Words. These are words that children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 2. The words that we will be learning this week are in this short video which we will also use in class.
Spellings for the week beginning 29th March
Hi Year 2,
Here are the spellings that we will be working on next week.
They all come from the phonics book that we will be using which is called 'Andrew'. Please read the explanation on the spelling sheet and do practise these at home.
There's no new maths homework for this week as last week's was a pack to last for 2 weeks.
We wish you all a lovely week.
Homework and spellings
Hello again Year 2, Mrs Byrne here!
I hope that you are having a good week. Mrs Lal tells me that she was really pleased with your learning in RE this week when Father Peter visited - well done!
As usual, your spellings and homework are here. You'll get printed copies of both of them by the end of this week.
The maths homework is for this week and next. So far, the class has only worked on 2D shapes and symmetry and will be working on 3D shapes next week. There are answers included so that you can check your own work. You can, of course, still email it to email@example.com
11th March 2021
Homework and Spellings
Hi Year 2,
I hope that you are having a good week back in class. I know that Mrs Lal is really happy to see you all. as promised, here are homework and spellings for this week. The spelling test will be on Thursday 18th March and a paper copy of the words will come home to you.
The Maths homework is all about multiplication arrays. It's interactive so you can work on screen and don't need to print it. When you have finished it then please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you woud like a paper copy then please email the y2 address and one will be given to your child.
Week beginning 8th March 2021
Welcome back everyone. We hope that you have a great first week at school after the lockdown.
Although there won't be any remote learning here (unless the class needs to isolate) this is where you will find the homework and spellings each week. (Paper copies will also be given out in class.)
Ideally, completed work should be photographed and sent to email@example.com but it can be sent into school with your child if this isn't possible.
Homework will be given out each Thursday for completion by the following Wednesday (to give plenty of time to quarantine any papers that come home).
First of all, here is the sheet with the spellings for next week. As is explained on the sheet, these will be taught in class but it will really help if they are also practised at home.
Week beginning 1st March 2021
We begin this week with St David's Day.
The video below will tell you all about it.
Although this is planned to be the last week of home learning this term, you will still be able to access your homework here (as before) and, if any children are not in school (they may be self isolating) then then remote learning will also be available.
Here is the timetable for this week.
As you can see, there's still the usual number of lessons and you will be using Oak Academy for your Science and History lessons.
Here are all of the worksheets that you will need for this week. These will be included in any packs which are collected from school. You will also need copies of Slide 6 from each of the RE PowerPoints.
This week we continue with our topic of Lent. You will be writing Lenten prayers and thinking about how it affects us when we choose to do the wrong things.
It's World Book Day on Thursday so the lessons for this last week of lockdown are based on the World Book Day Activities. We hope that you learn from them and enjoy them.
This is our last week of addition and subtraction for a while. We will be returning to it later in the year so don't worry if there are any parts that you feel that you need to go over.
This week our Science lessons look at changes across the seasons and how the amount of rain that we get during each season changes. Click to access each lesson.
This week's lesson from Oak Academy looks at how the food that we eat has changed over the years. Click to access the lesson.
Week beginning 22nd February 2021
Hi Year 2!
Welcome to the second half of the Spring Term.
We hope that you've had a safe and relaxing half term and are ready to start learning again.
Before we begin, there's an update on Mrs Byrne's apple seeds - they are now healthy looking seedlings. Inayah also has two seedlings starting to grow. (Mrs Byrne's were planted a week earlier than Inayah's so they are a little bigger.) We would love to add more seedling pictures here so please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is our timetable for this week. You will see that Geography has given way to History. Our Science topic has also changed and we will now be learning about seasons. Both of these subjects will be taught using Oak Academy this week. We are starting our RE Unit on Lent, writing the beginning of a story in literacy and continuing with additioan and subtraction in maths. As usual, all of the worksheets that you will need are in one file list underneath the timetable. These are the same sheets that will be in school for those of you who collect printed packs from school. There will be a notice on this page once they are ready for collection. Finally, we would like to wish you a happy and safe week.
As we begin our Lent Unit, our lessons focus on the Parable of the Lost Sheep and Ash Wednesday.
Click to open the PowerPoints and to watch the videos.
This week we will work on creating a main character and beginning our story. The PowerPoint explains what you need to do.
We are carrying on with our work on the addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers. We will be mixing up addition and subtraction and will end the week with some problem solving.
This half term's Season's topic begins with two lessons from Oak Academy. Click on the links to start the lessons.
Our first History lesson of this term is also from Oak Academy. We will be learning about the more recent past. Click on the link to start the lesson.
It's Day 6 since Mrs Byrne planted her apple seeds and, there's a tiny seedling poking out of the soil! The weather might be cold outside but the seed thinks that it's Springtime on the warm kitchen window sill. Please send photos of your seedlings as they start to grow.
Online reading books.
The school has purchased the Oxford Owl e-book library. This has a huge range of books, spelling activiites and RML resources which can be accessed at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ through the Oxford Owl School login. Details of the login and class password will be emailed to you today. If you don't get yours by the end of the day then please email email@example.com and the details will be sent to you.
Packs of worksheets for this week are available from the school office.
Welcome to our final week of remote learning before half term.
Before we look at the lessons for this week, we'll take a look at some great rainforest posters which have been sent in by Zeeshaan, Louisa and Herman. Remember that if you send your rainforest posters and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org then they will be shown here and displayed in the classroom for everyone to see when we are all back in school.
As it's Safer Internet Week this week, all of the classes have a lesson about safe use of the internet. This year's theme is about how we decide if we can trust the information that we see on the internet.
You'll see that our Safer Internet lesson has been added to this week's timetable. There's also a CBBC programme about it a 11am on Tuesday 9th February which it would be good to watch.
As usual, here are the worksheets that you will need printing to accompany the lesson on this page.
They are the same ones that will be in your pack if you collect it from school.
Safer Internet Day
Here is your lesson for Safer Internet Day. Don't forget to watch the CBBC programme at 11am on 9th February too.
This week there's one main RE lesson but with two different tasks. These are explained on the PowerPoint.
This week we are starting to look at stories and will be thinking about different ways in which we can map them out.
This week we'll make sure that we can remember what we learnt last week with our work on addition of 2-digit numbers. We'll then move onto subtraction of 2-digit numbers.
We've been learning about different materials. One time when we need to know about materials is when we recyle things. So, there's a PowerPoint, interactive activity, online game and worksheet activity all about recycling! The worksheet is in the files list under this week's timetable. Junk Jumble Recylcing game will look as if it hasn't loaded but it you scroll down and click on the game then it should load.
Mrs Byrne's seeds have been in her fridge for 3 weeks so it's time to have a look at them! Will they be ready to plant? (If your seeds are ready to plant then the PowerPoint tells you what you'll need to do this.)
Welcome to another week of remote learning.
This week there will be some of the usual PowerPoints and also some practical tasks.
First of all, though, I hope that you all managed to have some fun in the snow on our snow day. I know that Herman did - as you can see from the picture below. If you have any photos that you would like to share here then please send them to email@example.com
Here is your timetable for the week. You can see which CPG book that you'll need and that you'll be using a lesson from Oak Academy too.
These are the sheets that you will need to print this week. (They are the ones that will be included in this week's pack.)
We are continuing with our work on Parables and Miracles. As usual, there are two lessons which can be downloaded here. The worksheets are in the file list underneath the timetable.
Your English lessons are all one one PowerPoint this week. You'll find a video of Mrs Byrne on one of them!
This week you'll be putting together the skills that you've practised to write a setting description.
As usual, the maths is set out on a PowerPoint for you. The worksheets that you will need are in the file list at the top. You will also need your CPG book.
This week is a mixture of Oak Academy and an interactive PDF which will give you the chance to show what you've learnt. You may need to find a few things for the second lesson. The lessons can be accessed here:
Some exciting news with Mrs Byrne's apple seeds - they were started a week before the class ones and now have little shoots coming out of some of them! (I know that I wasn't meant to look but I couldn't stop myself!)
This week our Geography is an open art project. You can produce a painting, collage or even a model on the theme of trees. Be as creative as you want to be. When you've finished your artwork then send a picture of it to firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Lal will put them onto a display in the Y2 classroom for you all to see when everyone is back in school. (The artwork from the children who are in class at the moment will be there too.)
Thank you for the lovely pictures that have started to come in showing your apple seed investigations. You can see them here and if you'd like to email yours in then they'll appear here too!
And a big thank you and well done to Zeeshaan who has sent in his poster about saving the rainforests.Well done Zeeshaan. It is true that there are probably plants and animals in the rainforests that haven't been discovered yet. If anyone else would like to send a photo of their poster to the Y2 email address then it can also appear here.
Week beginning 25th January 2021
Hi Year 2,
Welcome to another week of remote learning. There's not introductory video this week as my wifi is being a little odd! I'll add a video in the week when it's fully recovered.
The timetable is the same as last week and, as usual, the worksheets that you will need for all of the subjects are all in one file list just below the timetable.There are word and PDF copies (where possible for ease of access and to allow you to work on-screen if you want to.)
Have a safe and happy week and don't forget to email a photo of your work to email@example.com
We are starting our new Unit this week on Parables and Miracles. Please follow the PowerPoints and then use the worksheets which are in the file list. You can choose which version of the worksheet that you think is best for you for lesson 1 (there's a challenge version) - you don't have to do both versions.
Your English work is all on one PowerPoint this week. You'll be working in your CPG book and following a link to BBC Bitesize. The worksheets that you will need are in the files list.
Welcome to our last week about fractions. You'll be going over what you already know, learning a little more and using your knowledge to reason and problem solve. One of the lessons has a link to Oak Academy.
This week's science is from Oak Academy. The worksheets are also in the file list near to the top of this page. Get ready to investigate!
Click here for lesson 1.
Click here for lesson 2.
Hi, there are two PowerPoints for Geography this week with lots of things to watch all about rainforests. I hope that you enjoy them. The wordsearch is in the files list at the top of the page.
I hope that you've all manage to carry out your apple seeds investigation. Here's Zeeshaan with his (accompanied by his helper).
Week beginning 18th January 2021
Hi Year 2, I hope that you are all well and ready for another week of remote learning (a big "Hello" to those of you who are accessing this work in school too.)
If you've watched Friday's congratulations assembly (on the front page of this website) then you'll know that children are gettng mentions as stars of the week for their work both at home and in school. I'll be choosing some more Year 2 stars for this Friday - so remember to get that work emailed in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you start your work, please listen to the next video as it tells you all about the week ahead. There's also a suggested timetable for the week and PowerPoint/PDF giving you the same information.
These are the worksheets (for all subjects) that you'll need this week. There are Word and PDF versions of each one.
Here is a file list with PowerPoint (and a PDF) of this week's maths lessons containing the links that you'll need to access BBC Bitesize. The PowerPoint does also have some videos and interactive activities so it's better that you use this version if you can. You'll also need your CPG book and a copy of each of the Maths worksheets which are nearer to the top of this page.
Please watch this video which introduces your first English lesson and tells you what will be happening during the rest of the week.
And here is the Lesson 1 PowerPoint (and PDF version) and the slideshow for the Lessons 2 - 5.
This week's science lessons are from Oak Academy. The PowerPoint (PDF) explain what the lessons are about and give you the links to them.
We are continuing with our Christmas Unit. There are two lessons. Each lesson has PowerPoint (with a copy on PDF) and a worksheet. The worksheet is in the files section near to the top of the page.
You'll need a few things for this lesson which are listed on the first part of this video. There are also PowerPoint and PDF versions of the lesson just below the video.
Week beginning 11th January 2021
Welcome to our first full week of remote learning. Before you start, please listen to this introductory video.
The class email address is email@example.com
There are 5 literacy lessons, one for each day of the week. We begin with a video to start off the week.
This week's maths is all about fractions. You'll be following lessons on the Oak Academy. The worksheets are both online and in the file list which is lower down this page.
The Oak Academy link is: Fractions - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)
This week we are starting our topic on materials.
There are two lessons. The first one is from Oak Academy which you will find at: Materials - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy) (Just Lesson 1)
The second lesson is on the PDF which you can access here.
The worksheets are in the file list lower down the page.
This week we'll cover the first two lessons of our Christmas unit. The worksheets are referred to in the PowerPoint and are in the file list at below for ease of printing.
Our topic is all about woodlands and forests (it's also linked to our literacy work on descriptions).
Here is the PowerPoint. The PowerPoint version includes a video and is more interactive.
If you can't access the PowerPoint version then pleas use the PDF one which has the video link on it but not the animations that are on the PowerPoint.
The worksheet is in the file list below.
These are the worksheets (for all subjects) that you will need this week.
7.01.20 and 8.01.20
For the final two days of this week, we will be following she schedule which is set by the Oak Academy. Next week (and the following weeks) we will have work set in Maths, English, RE, Science and Geography. Other subjects such as Art and Music will also be included. Some of this work will come from the Oak Academy but will be set according to the topic. The workbooks, which you should have by next week, will be referred to each day.
As already mentioned, the English and Maths will be the same as that taught to the children who are in school (including regarding the days that it is taught on) but the other subjects will be slightly different as there will be more flexibility over when they are learnt at home.
For 7th and 8th January, the link to the Oak Academy is:
The linked workbook pages will be added once I have my copy of the workbook.
Wishing you a happy and safe end to the week.
A quick update on the home learning. You will all soon have learning packs delivered to you with Maths and English workbooks (and a few worksheets). There will be work posted here (from tomorrow) and I'll be letting you know which pages of the books you need to work on. Please don't work through any of the pages until you are asked to as it's important that the books are used to support our learning for each topic.
The learning that is posted here for English and Maths will be the same as the work that the children in school will be doing. Other topics may vary a little but they will be very similar in school to the work that you'll have at home. This means that if your child is one of those who is in school then they'll not have to do the work that is posted here - as they'll already have done it.
This isn't the start to the Spring Term that we had planned but it is important that we are all as safe as we can be.
Mrs Byrne (online) and Mrs Lal (in class)
P.S. Please do read the note below regarding email addresses - even if your child will be in school during the lockdown.
Hello again Year 2
As you know, we are back in lockdown with only a few of you now able to attend school. As Mr Corkery has indicated on the front page of this website, remote learning will start for all classes once those children who are in school have been organised.
To help to facilitate this, I have emailed all Y2 families who I have an email address for. If you have an email from me then you don't need to do anything right now. If you don't have an email from me then please could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org using the email that you would like me to use to contact you.
Here's wishing you all a safe and healthy week.
Hi Year 2,
I hope that you had a lovely Christmas with lots of fun. I enjoyed having time to relax with my family (and pets).
There's no homework set to hand in this week but there is a spelling assesment planned for this Friday. The spellings will be learnt every day in class but it would be good if you could also practise them at home.
I'm also uploading a copy of the book that we will be reading and using over this half term. We will be planning and writing a story in a similar setting and writing some poetry based on it too (the book is in verse). Although we will be reading the book in school, it will help with the writing if you read it at home too. (You will need it for some homework at the end of this week.)
Maths homework will also be sent out at the end of the week. It will be sent on a weekly basis this term to make sure that it is in line with our classroom learning.
If, for any reason, the class (or anyone in it) is not in school, then I will put the work onto this class page (if it's the whole class) or email any individuals. If a child is self-isolating at home (or at home for another Covid-19 related reason) then please email me at email@example.com and I'll be in touch.
Here are the words that we are learning to spell this week.
I hope that we all have a healthy and uneventful week!
Hi Year 2,
I can hardly believe that we only have a week left of this term. It has gone so quickly. During our final week, we will be basing our work around the Jolly Christmas Postman. We'll also be working on using past tense verbs so these are the basis for our final spelling test of the term.
I would like to take this opportunity to with you all a happy, restful and safe Christmas and New Year and that 2021 will back some normality to our lives.
Here are your spellings. We will looking at all fo these words during the week.
read (He read a book.)
Hi Year 2,
As we travel through the season of Advent, I hope that you are all enjoying a happy and peaceful last few weeks of this term.
Next week we will be focusing on our topic 'Farm to Fork' which is all about where our food comes from. It also links to our Science for this term. The homework is linked to the topic and it may be better if it's not done until later next week when we have learnt a little more about how vegetables are grown. It's okay if it's not sent in until the following week. As usual, just take a photo of the work and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Mrs Lal will give you a copy but if you need another then you can download it from just under the spellings. There's a PDF and word version to make it easier to access and complete.
Our spellings are all ones that we are using in our topic work and although the assessment won't be until next Friday, it will be useful for you to practise the words before then to help you with your work in the week.
Here they are:
Have a happy and healthy week.
The Year 2 Team
Hello Year 2,
Thank you very much for the homework that has been sent to the Year 2 email this week. It's not too late to take a photo of it to send it in.
This week's homework is about full stops and question marks. It is important that children in Year 2 know when to use a question mark. The worksheet asks you to read some sentences and to decide whether of not they are questions. If they are questions then you will need to add a question mark at the end. If they are not questions then you will need to add a full stop. Once again, please take a photo of your finished homework and send it to email@example.com . Mrs Lal will give you a paper copy of the homework but it is also here in case you need it.
Our phonics work this week focuses on the oo/u-e,ue sound and will be based on our RML book which is called 'Rex to the Rescue'. All of the spellings are words from the book and we will be working on them in class during the week. The list is just below here.
Wishing you a happy and safe end to the week and a relaxing weekend.
Hello Year 2,
I hope that you enjoy our activities this week and that you manage to take your space pictures home with you to enjoy at the weekend.
Here are the spellings that we are learning in class next week (ir, ur, er). The assessment, to find out how well we've been learning them, will be on Thursday (as usual). Please do practise them at home as it really helps to secure our learning in school.
There's also another homework sheet on conjunctions. This week's uses when and because. It is very important that children are able to use these in their own writing to meet the Expected Standard for Year 2. Mrs Lal will give out copies in class and I'm also putting it here in case you need one. Please don't sent completed homework into school but send a photo of it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great end of the week and weekend. Here are your spellings:
Thursday 12th November
Hi Year 2,
I can't believe how quickly this term is going. I hope that you are all enjoying Year 2 - there's a special art activity at the end of next week which we hope that you will like.
The spellings for this week all have air or are in them. Most of the spellings come from our RML book for the week which is called 'I Dare You'. A couple have been added as they are homophones of words which are found in the book. (Homophones are a part of the Year 2 curriculum.)
Over the past few weeks we have also been working on using conjunctions - these need to be used to meet the Expected Standard in Writing. So, this week, I'm uploading a set of cards which practise using and, or and but. Next week we will be working on a wider range of conjunctions. Please practise asking your child to use sentences which have and or and but in them as this will really help with their independent writing. As I (Mrs Byrne) am now working at home, I would be grateful you could email a picture of any finished work to the class email address (email@example.com) rather than handing it in on paper. If you need a paper copy of this homework then please ask Mrs Lal.
Here are your spellings for the assessment on 19th November 2020.
Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend and week.
The Year 2 Team
Thursday 5th November
Hi Year 2,
Welcome to the second half of this term. This week we've not had any spellings to learn as we've been working hard on using conjunctions (and, but, because, when etc.) and expanded noun phrases (The big green giant). Our work has been linked to fairy tales and we will soon be writing our stories with our chosen characters. Next week we will use a new RML book which is also based on a fairy tale - The Pied Piper. As well as helping us with our phonics, this might also give us some some ideas for our stories. The spellings below all come from the book.
This half term we will continue to work towards the Expected Standards for Reading, Writing and Maths. Our literacy lessons will focus on fairy tales and will then move onto a book called Astro Girl. (There will also be some fun space related activities!) Nearer to Christams, we will work on some recounts. Our maths will cover money, multiplication and fractions. Alongside all of this, this we'll be learning about the continents and oceans and locating places on a world map. Our Science work will be all about animals including humans. In RE we will learn about the life of Jesus, Mary and the Saints and will then enter the season of Advent in preparation for Christmas.
If you have any questions than please email on Y2@stteresa.bham.sch.uk .
Here are your spellings for the assessment next week. We will be working on them in class but it does really help if children practise them at home too.
As you can see, there are two sets of homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently). We need to be a range of homophones in Year 2 and we will be working on them very soon.
Wishing you a good end to the week and and healthy and happy weekend.
Friday 16th October 2020
Wow Year 2, we only have one week until the end of this half term! Hasn't that gone quickly?
I hope that you are all well and are enjoying Year 2.
Next week's spellings focus on the sound ir - as heard in the word bird.
They all come from a book called King of the Birds that we will be using during our phonics lessons.
Here are your spellings:
Have a safe and fun weekend.
Friday 9th October
Hi Year 2, I hope that you've all had a good week. Next week we will be reading 'The Poor Goose' and working on the graphemes or, ore and oor. The spelling assessment will be on Thursday as usual.
Remember to bring your reading books into school every day, but especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. Thank you for all of the homework that I've been getting through the class email. It is lovely to see all of your hard work.
Here are your the spellings for this week - they are all words which we will be reading in 'The Poor Goose' so you should become very familiar with them.
Have a lovely and safe weekend.
Thursday 1st October 2020
I hope that you are all having a healthy and enjoyable week.
Next week we will be reading the book, 'Barker' which focues on words with the 'ar' sound - as heard in Barker.
All of the spelling words are taken from the book so you will be reading them and working on them in class too.
Here they are:
Thank you to those of you who are emailing your homework to me. I will always get back to you as quickly as I can.
Have a great end to the week and a restful weekend.
Thursday 24th September 2020
Hi Year 2, I hope that you are having a good week.
Next week we will be focusing on the graphemes ay and a-e (as in day and made). We will read a book called Jade's Party. All of this week's spellings are in the book so your child will become familiar with them during the week.
Here they are:
Your child will be able to show how well they have done with learning these words during their assessment on Thursday 1st October.
Have a lovely end to the week and a relaxing weekend.
Tuesday 22nd September
Hi Year 2! Just an update about reading books. As we now have a set of reading diaries for the class we are aiming to get reading books out to all children by the end of the week.
As it will be more difficult for me (Mrs Byrne) to handle reading diaries and to use them as a form of communication with you, I would really appreciate it if you could drop me an email if you have any concerns or questions (or any other comments) that you would like a response to. Your child may have already moved book bands from where they were back in March and we are making sure that children are reading at an appropriate level of challenge.
Please do try to read with your children for a short time each evening and to keep a note of the pages that have been read in their reading diary. Your child will be able to change their own books but, due to Covid-19, this will need to be done on either a Tuesday or a Friday so that we can quarantine returned books for 72 hours before re-shelving. You many also find that your child has had the opportunity to change their book on a Wednesday when we have reading volunteer in school.
Thank you for your continued support - and well done to everyone who is already emailing homework to the firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a lovely week
Friday 18th September
Hi, we hope that you've all had a good week. Mrs Lal says that you've been working hard - well done!
It has been nice to see you as you've come in to the music room to read. I hope to have seen all of you by the end of next week.
I hope that you liked how we did your first spelling assessment. Here are the spellings for our assessment next Thursday.
We will be working on these oi and oy spelling patterns at school too but it is still important to practise your spellings at home.
Have a happy and healthy weekend.
Thursday 10th September
Hi Year 2 and a big well done from myself (Mrs Byrne) and Mrs Lal for your great work and behaviour over the last two weeks.
Today, I'm putting the spelling words onto here which will be assessed next Thursday. We will also be doing some extra work on the spellings in class. We don't use spelling books in Year 2 as all of the assessments are carried out by filling in the blanks in sentences - don't worry, you'll be told what the word is!
Your words to learn for next week are:
Please look at the maths home learning too as there is some dated for this week. Remember that you don't need to hand the maths work in but you are very welcome to take a photo of it and sent it to the Year 2 address at email@example.com . You can also use the email address to request a paper copy of the maths home learning or to ask any questions that you may have.
I hope that you have as safe and happy end to the week and weekend.
Mrs Byrne and Mrs Lal
PS. Please give Mrs Byrne a wave as you walk past the music room at the end of the day.
Hi Year 2 and welcome to the new school year. As you will see, Mrs Lal is currently teaching in the classroom. I am in school each day and preparing work for the class but I'm having to work from a distance in another room.
Information about the class will appear on this page - so please do keep checking in.
There will be weekly spellings added to this page which will often be linked to our learning about punctuation. (The first test will be on Thursday 17th September.)
Maths home learning will relate to the topics that we are covering in class and is posted here for the whole term. The work covers our learning units rather than being set for each week. Answers will soon be included for the end of unit work (Year 2 assessments for each topic) and the work will not need to be returned to class. If you would like a paper copy of the maths homework then please email me and one will be sent home with your child.
If you have any questions that I may be able to help you with then the quickest way to speak to me is through the Year 2 email - firstname.lastname@example.org - and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.
If you feel that you need to see me in person then please by email and I will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you. This will need to be socially distanced and I will probably be wearing some form of PPE. This is due to my own health condition and I will do my best to ensure that it doesn't interfere with communication.
Most importantly, welcome to Year 2! We'll be doing lots of learning but we'll also be having lots of fun.
Hi New Year 2!
What a strange year we have all had! I'm a little sad that I've not been able to meet you all before the end of term as I would usually do so I was wondering if you could let me know a bit about yourself?
There's a worksheet to help you here but you don't need to print it if you don't want to - just write the details onto a piece of paper and send a photo of it to Y2@stteresa,bham.sch.uk .
I hope that you all have a lovely summer holidays and are relaxed and ready to learn in September.
If you have any worries or there is anything that you would like to know then email me at the Y2 address and I'll do my best to answer your questions.
Have fun and keep safe.