Welcome to Year 2!
Here is a timetable showing a typical week in year 2.
Please log on to the MyMaths page to find the latest homework set for Year 2. A letter has been sent home with each pupil's personal username and password.
Thank you to all of the parents that came in to visit us - we hope you enjoyed yourselves! We practised different Grammar activities during the pop in. How do you think you would have done?
On October 10th we visited Fountains Abbey. We loved looking around the old ruins and learning about life as a monk. We checked out the bird hide, the bee hives, the mill and Fountains Hall (an Elizabethan manor house built from the ruins of the Abbey). We thought about why Henry VIII destroyed the Monasteries and generally agreed that it wasn't fair although we were all very certain that we wouldn't like to live as a monk - who could be quiet all the time!
We have loved learning maths through Maths of the Day activities. We have learnt about place value using the greater than and less than signs, addition and subtraction and also completed a true and false activity with different addition and subtraction calculations.
We have learnt about Arthur France MBE - a local resident who has worked with others to celebrate the culture of the Caribbean here in Leeds. Arthur France was born in Nevis the sister island of St. Kitts, he was educated in the Caribbean. He is an African born in the Caribbean and takes his race and heritage very seriously. He has helped to organise the Carnival in Leeds over the last 50 years.
We enjoyed learning about Christopher Columbus. We made oat cakes, searched for treasure, learned to write using a quill ready for our captains log and drew maps of an island we sailed past. We also took part in a boat race having designed and built our own sail boats.
Your child’s spelling words are now personalised for their learning and will be tested on a Tuesday by a partner or the class teacher. In Year 2 we will oscillate between words that they have misspelt and words that we are learning in phonics.
Their test and spelling activities will be stored in their spelling books which they can take home (please ensure that they are in their book bags.). They can practise their spellings using a variety of different methods, some of which we will be doing in school during our spelling lessons. This creative approach will help your child learn the spellings by embedding the spelling patterns so that they will then use the words correctly in their written work.
At the back of their spelling books are the different activities this is also included below for your information.
Click on the links below to access the links to the Spanish websites that we have been using in class.