Year 2 Deer
Home Learning Menu
Reading (10 minutes per day)
Please read with your child every day for approximately 10 minutes. Reading can be recorded 3 times a week- not every day!
I collect reading records every Friday and read any comments that are in them. I also remind the children on this day to change their reading books ready for the weekend (but they can change their books as often as they like).
Spellings (15 minutes per week)
This week we have been learning words with the sound 'y' which makes the sounds 'ie' such as cry, try and reply. These spellings have been put into spelling shed. For your child's username and password please check the front of their reading record.
Maths (20 minutes per week)
We are continuing the maths unit 'Money'. Complete the toy shop game clicking on mixed coins and giving change. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money
Other home learning resources children can use at home:
Please ensure that no earrings are worn on PE days.
On Tuesday and Thursday please could children wear full PE kit.
Our Library day is Thursday.
Please ensure your child brings in their library book on this day if they want to change it.
Friday 21st January
This week we continued with the fable 'The bridge'. We have been discussing throughout the writing topic about the behaviours that all the characters shown throughout the story.
The elk and the bear shown poor communication and team work skills. As a class we played 'Simon says' and spoke about how these sentences are commands. We then completed a team building challenge where we had to move the hoop around the circle without breaking hands.
To begin with the children had to decide and learn the most suitable skills which would help them best, to move the hoop to the next person. They worked together as a class and then in groups. They decided that you need good communication skills, perseverance, and everyone needs to work as a team. They also discovered that by giving each other encouragement and praise aided every one's confidence in moving the hoop around successfully.
Our science topic this half-term is called 'Materials' the children have been discussing different materials that we have and their uses. Last week the children were searching for materials around the classroom.
This week they worked in pairs and walked around the school grounds to find different materials and their uses.
Friday 14th January
This week we have started the writing topic called 'The Bridge'. This is a short film clip where an Elk and a Bear are not letting each other cross the bridge. The children have enjoyed sequencing events in the story and discussing what the different characters could be saying. They have also been thinking about the different sentence types, e.g. statement, exclamation, command and question sentences.
Friday 7th January
Happy New Year!
It has been a lovely few days settling back into Year 2. We have welcomed 4 new children this week: Atheena, Cara, Noah and Emilia. They have settled in wonderfully, and we hope they all enjoyed their first week at Langrish.
This week we have started our 'Freedom Friday' writing where the children were given a picture to inspire them to write either a story, poem or descriptive sentences. They have also started the process of editing their work using red and green pens.
Year 2 Key word wall
We have started to use our key word wall when completing our Spelling and English sessions. The children are encouraged to check the common exception words throughout lessons to ensure that it is spelt correctly.
Friday 17th December
Finally, well done to the 12 children that completed the 'Autumn Reading Challenge'.
Tom, Harriet D, Rose, Amilie, Skye, Joshua, Ayana, Artie, Jonah, Oscar, Poppy and Ruben really worked hard with this reading challenge, and I was really impressed how much effort they put into all the challenges, fantastic work! They all received 25 house points which led to many of them achieving their bronze award.
Have a lovely Christmas everyone, keep safe and enjoy yourselves!
Mrs Wood x
Friday 10th December
Year 2 had lots of fun going to the different stalls around the school. They enjoyed setting up the 'Making a Christmas card stall' for everyone in school too!
Year 2 enjoyed making dens, creating mud pies and making snowmen out of wood.
Friday 3rd December
Snow at Langrish
We started the week off with snow!!!
Year 2 enjoyed playing games with each other by making snow balls, writing our names in the snow and making snow angels.
Christmas Fun Run
Well done with completing your laps around the field for the 'Christmas fun run'. Everyone persevered with completing as many laps around the field as possible. You all did an amazing job!
Christmas has arrived in Year 2!
Meet our Christmas friends 'Bob' and 'Joe' the snowmen and 'Geoff' and 'Snowy' the polar bears.
Year 2 were very excited to greet them all, especially our class Elf which they named 'Cuddles'.
We are looking forward to seeing what mischief Cuddles will get up to this December!
Friday 26th November
Outdoor Maths Challenges
Year 2 loved the outdoor 'Maths challenges' set for them this week. They worked individually, in pairs or in groups to complete numerous activities. They completed addition and subtraction challenges, found objects which represented different numbers, made estimations of natural objects in hoops, created symmetrical kites, made tall towers and measured them, created patterns, made tally charts and created 2d shapes out of natural objects. This reinforced all of their prior learning, and they loved taking this learning outside!
The children finished their clay models of natural objects or animals this week. They took a long time creating their clay object/animal using skills such as squeezing, rolling and attaching pieces of clay. They then painted their clay by independently choosing the colours that they needed, putting it in their own paint pallets and choosing the sized paint brush they needed for different parts of their clay. They have loved completing this and are looking forward to taking these home today.
Here are some of their wonderful clay sculptures!
Friday 19th November
Children in need
Year 2 had so much fun dressing up in onesies and PJ's for the day in aid of 'Children in need'.
They started the day with a workout with 'Joe Wicks', completed a 'Bake sale code breaker' in Maths and read about why we celebrate 'Children in need' every November.
Year 2 finished the day by setting up the cake sale for the rest of the school. They enjoyed taking ownership of this and were amazing at telling all the children what they needed to do.
Very proud of you all Year 2.
Thank you to everyone who donated cakes today, they all looked amazing!
Friday 12th November
Historic walk of Petersfield
Year 2 enjoyed the walk around Petersfield on Tuesday. They learnt interesting facts about their local town and identified different buildings and how much they have changed from years ago. The children also learnt about how 'Petersfield' got it's name and compared pictures of how the town and square have changed over the years.
Friday 5th November
Drawing from Nature
We have had a fantastic week back! It's been lovely to hear what everyone has been up to over the half-term.
The children have enjoyed reading and writing their own stories based on the book 'Where the poppies now grow'. They completed some amazing retells with fantastic past tense verbs. We also managed to escape the rain this week too when completing some outdoor art. The children found different natural objects outside and completed observational drawings using different drawing techniques.
Friday 22nd October
The children had such an informative and fun morning at the 'Fab Falconry' workshop. Thank you to FoLS for this experience.
This week we have read the story 'The Highway Rat'. The children enjoyed making a wanted poster using fantastic expanded noun phrases to describe the evil, greedy rat that took all the animal's food. They loved getting into the role of a police officer interviewing the different witnesses (characters in the story). The children worked in pairs and thought of some amazing questions and answers in role of the police officer and story character's.
This week in our PSHE lesson we talked about keeping ourselves and our friends safe. The children discussed the different qualities that makes a successful friendship and why they are important to them. The children understood the significance of listening to each other and what to do if they thought their friend might need help. Year 2 enjoyed making their own friendship recipes and deciding what ingredients it takes to have a great relationship with others.
Friday 15th October
We made jam sandwiches!
To finish our writing topic on 'The lighthouse keepers lunch' we wrote instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. The children had fun giving me instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. They soon realised they had to be more specific with their vocabulary and had fun with seeing the importance of putting the instructions in the correct order.
In their sandwich instructions they used 'Imperative verbs' such as spread and cut and used time vocabulary such as first, then after and finally. After writing their instructions they made their own sandwich.
Friday 8th October
Year 2 have worked so hard this week in all of their learning but especially in their Reading. I am so impressed with how far they have all progressed in their reading skills. You have all worked so hard at home and this is really paying off, Thank you :)
The children have enjoyed reading the text 'The Snail and the Whale'. They have enjoyed lots of book talk about the story and are now beginning to use the skills of finding the answers to questions about the book in specific parts of the text. The children have thought about their own opinions of the book and have thought about other interesting ideas about where the whale and snail could go.
The children have had the opportunity to write their own stories this week based on the story 'The Lighthouse Keepers lunch'. The children created their own plan, and we discussed different ideas and events to inspire them for their own interpretation of the story. We focused on the skills that we have learnt so far in Year 2 such as expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.
We have had very different and inventive stories from everyone and the children have loved the freedom of writing their own ideas!
Friday 1st October
This week we continued with the story 'The Lighthouse keepers lunch'. The children thought of some amazing adjectives to describe the different nouns in the story. We reminded ourselves about the meaning of nouns and adjectives and thought of some great adjectives to describe the lighthouse, the seagulls, the cottage, the sandwich, Mr and Mrs Grinling and the sea. We thought about adjectives that not only describe the appearance of the person or object but what it may sound like, smell like and even taste like!
The children then used these adjectives to make expanded noun phrases, for example 'In the cute, cosy cottage Mrs Grinling is baking some delicious lunch'.
The children have worked so hard with their number and place value in the last few weeks. They understand the value of numbers and whether it is a ten or a one and have completed numerous activities and challenges! I'm particularly proud of their ability to answer tricky questions with an improved explanation of how to work it out. The children had an extra play time this week to celebrate their hard work in maths! Now we are ready to move onto addition and subtraction next week.
Friday 23rd September
This week we read the story 'The Lighthouse keepers lunch'. We completed lots of book talk about the story; predicting what we think might happen next and why. We talked about who the characters might be and from looking at the pictures what their personalities might be like. Furthermore, we discussed what we know already about lighthouses and what their uses are. Plus we discussed if we have seen lighthouse before, where we would have seen them and why they are important.
We then read the first couple of pages of the story, and we made a prediction of what we thought might happen next.
The children enjoyed talking about what they thought might happen and shared with their talk partner their amazing ideas. After their discussions, they worked in groups of 4 and completed a freeze-frame of their prediction.
There were lots of interesting and exciting ideas that the children came up with. Some children thought that the seagulls may come and steal the lunch, others children thought the cat may walk along the zip-wire and steal it. Other ideas were that a ship would break the wire from the lighthouse to the cottage and some even thought that pirates may come and steal it!
Here are the children's 'freeze frames of their ideas.
The children then wrote down their predictions ensuring they used the conjunction 'because' to explain why they thought this might happen.
Year 2 then finished the week by thinking of and writing sentences about disgusting sandwiches which could deter the seagulls from eating them. We had a variety of ideas such as a Brussels sprout and custard sandwich to pepper, chilli and smelly cheese sandwiches which we thought were particularly terrible.
The children love their weekly time in the copse with Mrs S completing lots of wonderful activities outside. This week the children enjoyed creating potions and making dens with their friends.
They read a lovely story about a caterpillar and were then excited to find some caterpillars out in the woods. They created headbands out of leaves and sticks too, which was great fun!
Friday 17th September
It's been another busy week here in Year 2. We have enjoyed beginning our week with the Geography topic 'Where does our food come from'? This week we discussed where milk comes from. The children had a great knowledge and shared this well. We talked about farming and how the health of the cow affects the taste of the milk. We watched videos and discussed the process of getting milk into our shops.
Last week we started the story 'Flip Flap Pets' by Julia Donaldson. We have been focusing on finding nouns in the text such as a Snake, Rabbit and Stick insect. We worked together to think of some amazing adjectives for the different animals such as adorable or colossal. Using the adjectives we made in our groups, we then created our own flip flap pet (a mix of two pets together). We thought of adjectives and then wrote describing sentences about our creation.
Later this week we started looking at subordinating conjunctions. We discussed the meaning of when we use these words in sentences. The conjunctions we looked at this week were: 'because', 'if' and 'when'. The children played a subordination memory game in pairs and then wrote their own sentences using these words to join them together.
We have continued with place value this week. The children can identify the tens and ones in a range of numbers and have completed numerous tasks using the part -whole model. The children understand that a part whole model consists of the whole (the biggest number) and two parts which you can add together to make the whole. They have used this with a range of numbers this week and understand the model can be moved into different positions.
Please see the display for explanation of this, if the children do review this at home.
Friday 10th September
Hello and welcome to Year 2. It has been such a busy but lovely week getting to know everybody. It has been great to see how well the children work together. This week we have been going over Year 2 expectations and the children have created a class charter. They discussed the rules of the classroom that they believe should happen in Year 2 and everyone has agreed on them. The children created their own individual puzzle piece, we spoke about how we are all part of a puzzle and for our class to work well we all need to work together as a whole.
Please see the class charter below. A copy of this will also be at the front of their reading journals.
This week we read the story called 'The Rainbow Fish'. This is about a fish who chose to be unkind and to not work or share with others. We spoke about different attributes in our self which makes us a successful learner. We created our own Rainbow fish by all decorating our own fish scale. We spoke about the different qualities we need to be a successful learner.