Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Summers, Mrs Mellor and Mrs Corstorphine
Summer 1 and Summer 2 Theme: What made the fire of 1666 great?
This half term our science learning is themed around ‘The apprentice gardener’. This topic will extend the children’s understanding of what a plant needs and they are introduced to growing plants from bulbs and from seeds. They will be learning about the process of germination and comparing and contrasting the requirements of germinating seeds with those of mature plants to maintain healthy growth.
Your child may also be sent a list of the spellings such as high frequency words and common exception words that they do not yet know following an assessment that they completed at the end of last term.
Useful websites to practise key skills at home:
Oxford Owl - provides access to free e-books (You have to create a free account to view them)
This website is American, but it has some nice phonics and reading games.
This website is currently free with the username: march20 password: home
Your child has an individual log-in for this website. They can play spelling games based on lists of words. I will set 3 spelling lists to practise per week. Try using the code '#710619' to enter a hive game for common exception words!
Use these links to find an interesting image. What do you think is happening? Can you describe what is happening in your exercise book? Can you write a story about it?
'Mr Thorne Does Phonics' has lots of grammar and phonics short episodes
This blogger has compiled a list of children's authors with great books to read, each author has a few reading based activities on their website.
Audible has lots of free audiobooks for children while you're learning at home.
Alphablocks games and some episodes can be found here.
This website has LOTS of age appropriate maths resources and they have produced home learning packs for each year group with helpful videos and activities for each day of home learning.
This website has lots of interactive maths games.
This website groups games together well and you can search by subject.
Times Table Rock Stars - your child has an individual log in for this.
This is a story based maths game which your child can log into with their TT Rock stars log ins.
This is a fantastic website with lots of videos, interactive activities and printable resources around all the subjects as well as current events. Great for exploring if you want some extra material in your home learning.
Once clicking this link, choose 'Espresso' from the drop down log-in menu in the top right hand corner. You will receive a username and password for this website.
This website often has child - friendly news items, and they will be uploading some free content when schools close.
With this link you can take a virtual tour around the British Museum, London.
This website has lots of activities you can do in the garden, as well a lots of information about animals and plants for research tasks.
Find out information and take quizzes using this link.
These games are the first steps of computer programming, they are very engaging for children.
This is a typing game for children beginning to learn to type.
This is the website that we use for PE at school. You should have your own log-in to get to some great at home PE activities.
This website has fun movement videos for children
SEND SUPPORTED RESOURCES
We work with a company called SEND Supported at school and they are releasing newsletters each week offering support and guidance to parents of children who many have additional needs in school. Please find below a link to these newsletters:
There are also lots of other resources and information available on their website. The 'Things to do Issue 2 - Resources' file has some lovely activities for all children regardless of whether they have additional needs or not. There are lots of great visual puzzles and games for children to play so please have a look if you can. There are also resources available now to support with developing children's memory skills in 'Thing to do Issue 3 - Resources.'