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Year 2 School Closure Work 

This page now includes all the work your child will need for the second week of school closures. 

 

 

Dear Parents /Carers,

 

We hope you have had a successful week completing home learning activities. We have been busy planning more home learning tasks for next week.

 

Please find information below about what we are providing for Year 2 children for the second week of school closures.

 

We have included a time table of activities to be completed daily. These are activities that we would have been carrying out next week in class, if the school had been operating as usual.

 

Each task on the timetable will have a corresponding file on the Year 2 class page. 

 

Some of the tasks will be able to be completed independently by the children and some will need a little adult guidance.  We appreciate that many parents will be very busy at this time and may not be able to ensure the children complete every activity. However, we have included as much as we can so that there is as little disruption to your child’s education as possible.

 

Below are some useful websites to use at home to help support your child’s education:

 

 

https://pehubportal.co.uk/a focus point for parents in bringing activity into the home.  The site currently has two activity strands, Fitness and Games, with Problem Solving to come soon. New content will be added weekly, so there are fresh ideas for you and your child.

 

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ - This is a great website for science activities. You will need to sign up, but all the activities are free. Try activities such as; odd one out, or zoom in zoom out, both are really good fun!

 

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk  - Every week we watch ‘Newsbites’. The children really enjoy watching the news and taking part in the quiz afterwards. Please see ‘science’ activity guidance for log in details.

 

www.sumdog.com – This is a great website for maths activities. You will need to sign up, but all the activities are free.

 

 

Thank you to the children and parents who have sent us pictures and emails to let us know how you are getting on with your learning. We really enjoy looking at all the wonderful work you are completing at home.

We miss you all terribly, but reading your emails and looking at all the hard work you are doing, helps to cheer us up.

If you would like to send us updates or you need help with the activities we have planned, please email us at: teachers@st-georges.bucks.sch.uk

 

 

Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. 

 

Mrs Barber           Mrs Yendell

 

Week 2 Timetable 30th March 2020

Words for handwriting - week 2

Friday- Science Reading Comprehension

Welcome to Year 2

Throughout your child’s last year at St George’s School we will work hard but also have lots of fun. We will continue to develop a love for reading, become even more efficient writers and mathematicians, learn new and interesting things and continue to be thoughtful and caring friends.

This is an outline of curriculum coverage for the Spring Term 2020 and also clarifies routines and events which take place during each school week.

Spring Term 

2019/20

Mrs Barber (Darwin Class)

& Mrs Yendell (Newton Class)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year to you all! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas holiday. We would like to say a massive thank you for all the lovely presents and kind wishes received at Christmas.

Spring Term 2020 is underway and in this letter we will outline the topics planned for this term.

 

Literacy and Maths

In both Literacy and Maths we will continue to work from the National Curriculum. We try as much as possible to make sure the children’s learning is cross-curricular, so there will be many elements of Literacy and Maths included within our Science and Topic sessions.  One unit of our Literacy topics this term is based on Traditional Stories, so any extra exposure to these stories at home would help enrich your child’s knowledge of this genre. Your children will be using some of the story telling techniques of Pie Corbett to help bring these classic stories to life, and will eventually be writing some of their own.

 

Topic

Our Amazing World

 

Geography

The children will learn about the location of countries, continents and oceans of the world in relation to the position of the UK and children's own locality. Children will develop global awareness by looking in  detail at the position of the seven continents and five oceans of the world, understanding that the world is spherical and creating their own journeys across the world.

 

History

Children will learn about the significant explorers such as; Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. The children will learn about their discoveries and the impact this had on the world.

 

Art and Design and Technology

Children will learn that indigenous people, such as the Native Americans and the aborigines in Australia, painted on rocks. They painted images to communicate stories and record events. Children will explore ways of painting on rocks. 

Children will look at modern sculpture artists such as; Patrick Dougherty, Andy Goldsworthy and Jaakko Pernu. They will use natural materials to make their own sculptures.

Children will learn about the origins of dream catchers and will use natural materials to create their own dream catchers.

 

Science

Plants

We will look at the conditions plants need to grow in our local environment.  This will link with our main topic about the World. The children will plant seeds and bulbs, observing and monitoring their growth in a variety of controlled conditions.  They will also begin to describe how plants mature and reproduce.

 

 

Science – Forest School

Newton Class will be taking part in Forest School during the first half of the Spring Term and Darwin Class during the second half. This will be on a Thursday every week beginning 9th January 2020.

 

Computing

Questioning

This topic will involve learning about data handling tools that can give more information than pictograms. Children will be constructing a binary tree to identify items and then use this to answer questions.

 

Online Safety

All children will gain an understanding of how to keep themselves safe online and keep their personal information private. Children will be learning how to use the search tool to find resources on Purple Mash. They will be sharing work to an online display board. They will be using 2Respond (2Email) to start to communicate by email on Purple Mash and they will be learning about what a digital footprint is and how to think about the information that they leave online.

 

Spreadsheets

Children will be learning to open, edit, save sheets, enter data into cells and allocate a value to an image. They will also manipulate data using copying and pasting allowing them to solve puzzles Children will also use images and can present data in a variety of ways.

 

Music

Children will be learning verse and chorus songs with opportunities for adding dance moves and sounds focusing on aspects of singing, playing, improvising, composing and listening. They will also be learning to play a tuned instrument.

 
   

 

PE

 

Darwin Class have PE on a Friday and Newton Class have their session on a Monday this term

 

Gymnastics

Children will practice rolling, jumping, balancing and travelling skills. These techniques can then be combined to form a sequence of movements.

 

Please ensure all children come to school with full and labelled PE kit.

    Children with long hair must have their hair tied back.

Pupils wearing earrings should either remove them

or cover them with micropore tape during PE.

 

 

RE

Is it important to celebrate the New Year?

Children will explore the ways that different people and different faiths celebrate New Year

How should the Church celebrate Easter?

Children will explore how and why the church celebrates Easter

 

Library and home reading

Library day will continue to be a Wednesday.

Please remind your child to change their home reading book, if necessary, and hand their reading record in as soon as they come into school in the morning. Many children are in this routine already but there are a few who need reminding!

 

Homework

For homework we will be sending home new topic grids to do with our theme of ‘Our Amazing World’. The work that the children did at home last term really helped to enhance our class displays and learning. Many thanks for all the hard work done at home.

 

Parent Helpers Needed

If you can help at all in school, it would be greatly appreciated, particularly with hearing children read. A DBS check will be needed so please speak to your child’s class teacher if you think you can help on a consistent and regular basis

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mrs Barber                                            Mrs Yendell            

 

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