Welcome to Year 2
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50 activities for when isolating at home - Autumn Term
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Autumn 2 Subject Overview
Year 2 Phonics Screening
Phonics Screening is used to assess a child's progress in understanding and applying the sounds used when reading, and to ensure that every child is making sufficient progress with their phonics skills in order to become fluent readers.
Year 1 children usually take the phonics screening check in early June. However, due to school closures the check did not take place this year. Instead, schools are required to check pupils in year 2 by the end of the Autumn term. At Bushmead Primary School, this will happen during two weeks starting from the 30th of November.
The Phonics Screening consists of forty words, some of which are 'alien' words (not real words). The children will be required to sound out each part of the word and then blend the sounds together to read the whole word. The children will be screen individually in a quiet room with a teacher.
Every day at school we have been preparing the children for this through our Phonics lesson and the children are very familiar with the methods used. If you would like to prepare your child further for the Phonics Screening, your can practice reading the sounds and then blending them together. However, it is crucial that the children use the true, exact sounds otherwise this could lead to confusion for the child and errors being made.The following weblinks provide all the information needed, please scroll down the webpage to watch the video showing a child saying the sounds correctly, this is really worth a watch. One of the weblinks also provide an example paper of the Phonics Screening.
Year 2 Cross Curricular Information
Goodbye Video from the year 2 staff
Year 2- Home Learning
We hope you enjoy taking part in the activities below. We will be posting activities daily.
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Below, you will see the methods we use in maths at school. We encourage the children to also use these methods at home.
Year 2 team :)
Year 2 video
Year 2, you have blown us away with your amazing work so far. Seeing your work and achievements makes us so proud everyday. The commitment and effort that you have put in to your learning is fantastic!
We are missing all of you very much. We have put together a little video!
Enjoy you half term break and we look forward to hearing from you in a weeks time!
Messages from the teachers
Holly's Blue Whale video
Dahlia Florence Nightingale song
Hanusha talks about her rocket
Lucas talks about rockets
Hamza and Musa explain about orbits
Rumaysa creating music using her computer
Amelia singing 'Pure Imagination'.
lucas sweet advert.mp4
Spring 2 Topic Overview
In Year 2, we have been learning about mixing colours. We have changed the shades of blue by adding either light or dark colours.
We then used these skills to create the background for our Great Barrier Reef art work.
Spring 1 Topic Overview
Stories & Money
We have been so busy in Year 2! In English we have been writing our own version of Leaf and we have then had a go at reading our stories to the class. We have worked really hard to create exciting story openers using lots of description.
In Maths, we are learning about money and it's value. We have been using the coins to create different amounts and next week we will be having a go at giving change.
If you are visiting the shops, it would be a lovely if the children could have a go at paying using coins and notes.
This week we learnt sketching and layering techniques to produce a piece of art work linked to our story 'Leaf'.
Autumn 2 Topic Overview
Newsletters and Topic Sheets
In our music lessons we have been really lucky. We got to try lots of different instruments from the orchestra.
Wow! What a great experience we had! The Stopsley Community Fire Service team came to visit each Year 2 class. They taught us all about keeping safe and how to contact the emergency services. We even got to see their special protective clothing and their fire truck. It was great fun spraying the water from the house, even if we did get a little wet.
Below are a few rhymes we learnt to help us keep safe.
'Matches, lighters, never touch. They can hurt you very much'
'Get out. Stay out. Call the fire brigade out'
'Stop. Drop. Roll'
Thank you to the parents who came to our workshops. We found it really useful and we hope you did too! The children loved being experts and showing the parents our reading comprehension skills.
Marvellous Mini Sing
Congratulations to the children who took part in the Marvellous Mini Sing. You were all fantastic!
In Year 2, we have been reading 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper.
There was an argument in the old, white cabin and Duck left, taking his pumpkins with him. We found them in our outside area! We had a go at writing questions about the scene and then created our own news reports to tell the public what has gone on.
To complete our Izzy Gizmo and History of Flight topics, we have had an invention day. We have looked at inventions from the past and talked about which invention we think is the most important.
We then had a go at designing our own inventions. We had machines from leaf collectors to curry making machines. Year 2 then had a go at presenting their ideas to the class in a 'Dragons Den' style.
Izzy Gizmo Wings
To follow on from making our jam sandwiches and writing the instructions, this week we have had a go at making some wings for Fixer the bird our story, Izzy Gizmo.
We began by using cereal boxes, straws, tape and decorations to make the wings whilst creating word banks to support with our writing.
If you fancy making some wings, be sure to check out our English books at parents evening to see our amazing instruction writing.
In Year 2, we have been learning to write instructions. This week we have made jam sandwiches whilst giving verbal instructions. We then put our skills to use as we wrote our instructions. We had to include lots of different features, including bossy verbs, time connectives and adverbs.