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Hello and Welcome to year 2 :) 

 

I hope you have had a brilliant first week in year 2! I have really enjoyed getting to know you all, finding out what you can remember from year 1 and starting some really good work too. 

 

This week we have been learning about Georgia O'Keeffe. We discovered that she painted huge flowers, we commented on our likes and dislikes of her work and then used her ideas to inspire our own artwork. We have experimented with oil pastels, collage material and we are going to be using paint next week too. Alongside our work on Georgia O'Keeffe, we have read a book called 'The Flower' by 

John Light. In maths we have been looking at closely at place value using practical equipment. We have learnt how to use 10 frames, bead strings and base 10 equipment to represent a number and to partition. It has been a busy week! 

 

Starting next week (W/C 14th September) we will be doing PE every Monday afternoon. Please bring your PE kit into school and leave it on your peg; we will send it home at the end of half term. We will also be starting to learn about the life of Florence Nightingale in our history lessons - she was a very significant person; I wonder what you already know about her?

 

Mrs Taylor 

 

 

WC 13/07/20 

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

Can you believe it's the last week before the summer? I hope you have had a lovely week. I went for a long weekend away and had a fabulous time. I went to the zoo and went to the beach! Luckily the weather was good and it stayed sunny for me! 

 

This will be your last week of work from me! Thank you to those who have continued to complete the work set out each week. 

 

It has been a pleasure to teach you all this year and I hope you all have a lovely summer! 

 

Miss Hawkins x

Spellings

I have attached 5 new spellings for you to complete this week. 

 

Phonics

As it is the last week, I would like you to go through all the sounds and make sure you know them all. 

 

English

For English this week, I would like you to write a letter to your new teacher telling them about you. You may want to include questions you would like to ask them. You can tell them what you enjoy doing as well as your favourite things. Keep your letter and you can give it to your new teacher in September. 

 

Maths

This week, we are focusing on multiplication and division. Please complete the activities set on Classroom Secrets Kids. This way I can monitor how you're doing on each activity. 

 

Topic 

Please continue to complete the activities on Florence Nightingale. 

 

WC 06.07.20 

 

Hi Year 2!

I hope you have all had a lovely week! I have had a very busy week as it was my first week back in school! I was very tired! The Year 1 children were fantastic at keeping to the new rules and all had a brilliant week :) 

 

I hope you're all keeping safe and managing to do some work. I am continuing to check TT Rock Stars, Classroom Secrets Kids and Spelling shed daily. 

 

This week your learning is:

 

Spellings

You have 5 new spellings to learn. These spellings are a little bit harder so make sure you practise them everyday. 

 

Phonics

You are to watch the video explaining the prefix 'dis' and complete the activity. Once you have completed the activity, you are to choose 3 words and write them in a sentence. 

 

English

Please continue to complete the Talk4Writing booklet. 

 

Maths

We have finished learning all our new topics in maths so for the last 2 weeks we are going to recap some of our learning. This week, we are going to focus on addition and subtraction. On Classroom Secrets Kids, I have assigned you tasks. They are to complete simple addition and subtraction questions as well as word problems. I can then see when you have completed these tasks and how you have done in them. 

 

Topic

For the last 2 weeks, I would like you to complete the 10 challenges on Florence Nightingale. We would have looked at Florence Nightingale as part of our history learning. 

 

I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

 

Miss Hawkins x

WC 29.6.20 

 

Hi Year 2! 

 

I hope you have all had a lovely week and enjoyed the sunshine when it was here! It was really good to be back in school for a trial day with the Year 1 bubble. I am looking forward to being back every day and having a routine! The Year 1 children did fantastic and coped very well with the changes! 

 

I also got to spend some time with my 1 year old nephew this weekend who I haven't seen since Christmas. I couldn't believe how much he has grown! 

 

How are your plants growing? Mine are doing really well and I am very happy with how they are growing! I 

Your learning activities this week are: 

 

Spellings

You have 5 new spellings I would like you to practise. I would also like you to write them in a sentence correctly. 

 

English

You have a new booklet this week called 'The Quangle Wangle's Hat. It is all about poetry this week. 

 

Maths

This week, we are looking at shapes. You have 2 activities that I would like you to complete. Your first activity is to sort the 2D and 3D shapes. The second activity is to compare shapes. What is different and similar about them?

 

Topic

You are to continue to work through the 10 challenges all about our local area. 

 

Miss Hawkins x

WC 22.06.20 

 

Update!

I have had a few queries regarding Classroom Secrets Kids. Thank you to those who have emailed me and asked about their login details. Each child has a login (some children may have not been in school to receive their details). Classroom Secrets Kids is a website which has activities for children to complete for maths, reading, spelling and GPS. It is another website to support your child with their learning. 

To access Classroom Secrets Kids:

On google type in 'Classroom Secrets Kids' and select the first website. 

You then need to click login at the top right. 

Username: 28832 and your child's name with a capital letter

Password: ABC 

 

An example below if a child was called Harry. 

Username: 28832Harry 

Password: ABC

 

If you have emailed me about your child's login details and I see that they have not been on by Thursday. I will call you on Thursday to see if you need further support with this. 

 

I hope all of the above makes sense. 

Miss Hawkins 

 

 

Hello Year 2! 

 

How are you all? I hope you have had a fantastic week. It is a very exciting week for me as I am going to be in school for a day with a Year 1 bubble group to trial how it will work. I will then be in school the week after, teaching the Year 1 bubble. I am looking forward to getting back to normal and getting back into the classroom! 

 

Don't worry, I will still be uploading work for you to complete each week as normal :) 

 

Plant update - I planted some tomato and carrot seeds which have started to grow a little. I have also planted a bean seed in a bag so you are able to see how it grows. I have uploaded pictures below for you to see. 

 

I have noticed that not as many of you are engaging with online learning. Please try and keep up some work! Thank you to those children who have been on TT Rock Stars and Classroom Secrets Kids! 

 

Your work this week is: 

 

Phonics

This week you are looking at adding the prefix 'un' to root words. Go through the video explaining how it changes the meaning of the word and complete the 2 activities. 

 

Spellings

You have 5 new spellings to practise this week. 

 

Maths

This week, we are looking at measuring length and height. Go through the PowerPoint and then complete the two activities. 

 

Topic

I hope you enjoyed completing all the tasks on plants. For the next two weeks, your new topic is all about your local area.  Over the two weeks, complete as many activities as you can. 

Miss Hawkins' plants

 WC 15.06.20 

Hi Year 2! 

 

I hope you have had a lovely week. The weather hasn't been as good but luckily this weekend it has been much better. I have managed to get out into the garden to do some gardening. Miss Thompson and I planted some seeds (pictures below) and are going to keep you updated with how they grow. Did you manage to plant any seeds? It would be great to see some pictures! 

 

Well done to those of you have completed the activities on Classroom Secrets Kids and went on TT Rockstars. I check everyday to see who has been on. 

 

I am very excited as I am in school with the key worker children for a day with Miss Thompson this week. Even though we have kept in contact, I haven't seen Miss Thompson since we finished for school so I am looking forward to seeing her! 

 

Your work this week is as follows: 

Spellings

You have 5 new spellings you need to practise.Can you get 5/5 this week? 

 

Reading

You are to listen to the story 'The boy who loved chocolate'. 

 

Phonics

This week in phonics, you are looking at the different their, there and they're. Can you complete the quiz and then complete the sentences filling in the correct their/there/they're? 

 

English

You are to continue with the Talk4Writing booklet all about Superheroes. You will have a new booklet next week. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, you are looking at bar graphs and answering questions based on the graph. One of the questions asks you to find the difference. I have attached a PowerPoint on how you work out the difference as I know this is something that is harder. Your second activity is to answer addition and subtraction questions. I have assigned you with two tasks on Classroom Secrets Kids for you to complete based around addition and subtraction. If you have any issues with logging on then please email the office and it will get forwarded on to me. 

 

Topic

You are to continue with the 10 challenges I set around plants. 

 

Hope you all have a lovely week! Miss Hawkins x

Miss Thompson planting her seeds

WC 08.06.20 

 

Hello Year 2! 

 

I hope you have had a good week. The weather hasn't been as nice this week but we have still managed to have some good days! 

 

It was really nice getting to speak to some of you on the phone and hearing what you have been doing. I didn't manage to speak to you all so I am going to try and call you again this week. I am looking forward to hearing form those who I haven't yet. 

 

This weeks learning is as follows: 

English 

There is a new booklet attached for you to start this week. It is all about superheroes! I have also attached a timetable of activities for you to complete each day. You may decide you want to do more on one day and less another, this is absolutely fine. 

 

Phonics

In phonics this week, we are looking at changing verbs from present to past tense. Some verbs you add 'ed' to the end and some are irregular and don't follow the pattern. This means you just have to learn them. I have attached a PowerPoint for you to go through and then 2 activities for you to complete. 

 

Spellings

I have given you 5 new spellings to learn this week. Some of them are a little harden than others! 

 

Maths 

This week in maths its all about multiplication. Before we finished, I gave everyone in school an individual login for Classroom Secrets Kids. I have assigned you two times table games to play for maths this week. I am able to see if you have completed this. If you don't have your login details it is as follows:

Username: 28832 and then your name (with a capital letter at the start of your name)

Password: ABC (the same for everyone)

You can also continue to play TT Rockstars! 


Topic

Instead of giving you 10 new challenges to complete this week, I have chosen a topic that we would be learning at school. You have 10 challenges to complete around this topic. These challenges are for the next 2 weeks (WC 08.06.20 and WC 15.06.20). The first topic is all about plants which we would be learning in Science. 

 

If you have an queries, please email the office and they will forward them on to me. 

Miss Hawkins x 

Summer 2 Week 1 - WC 01.06.20 

 

Hi Year 2 

 

I can't believe we are now in June! 

 

I hope you have all had a fantastic half term but are still keeping safe. What lovely weather we have had this week! 

 

I have spent most of my week in the garden and in my paddling pool! 

 

I will be calling you all again on Tuesday afternoon for a catch up and to see how you are getting on. I am really looking forward to hearing what you have been doing. 

 

This week I have only set you some English and maths activities. 

 

Miss Hawkins x

 

English

You are to continue working through the non-fiction booklet all about rainbows. I have attached the booklet again for you. 

 

Maths

This week, it is all about time. I have attached 2 activities I would like you to complete. I have also added a maths challenge for you to have a go at. This needs to be completed once you have completed the other two activities. It is always good to practise telling the time for 5 minutes every day. Perhaps at different times during the day you could tell an adult what the time is. 

WC 25.05.20 

 

Hi Year 2!

 

I hope you have all had a good week! Again, the weather hasn't been as nice this week but I believe it is going to be sunny this week - just in time for half term! 

 

Last week, I was at the hub school looking after the key worker children for a couple of days. We tried to go out as much as possible and also created some crafts. 

 

I have also been baking again and made some oat and chocolate chip cookies. They are delicious! 

 

As I mentioned last week, it is half term this week so I am only uploading 10 new challenges for you to complete. 

 

I hope you all have a good half term and are continuing to be super stars like I know you all to be! 

 

Miss Hawkins x 

Oat and chocolate cookies

WC 18.05.20 

 

Hello Year 2!

 

I hope you have had a lovely week. The weather hasn't been as nice this week but I have still made sure I have got out for exercise. I have been for a few walks but I have also went for some bike rides. 

 

On one of the walks I went on, I collected sticks with my nephews (one of the challenges you were given) which we made into some art. We cut out the shape of a letter with some cardboard and then stuck the sticks down. Once the sticks were dry, we then spray painted over the sticks. What do you think of them? I have attached a picture for you to see what they look like. 

 

Next week is half term so I will only upload 10 new challenges. Please make sure you are completing as much work as possible. 

 

Miss Hawkins x 

 

Spelling

There are 5 new spellings for you to practise this week. I have added some that often people get confused about. 

 

Reading

This week I would like you to read the book 'A squash and a squeeze' by Julia Donaldson. I would then like you to answer the questions relating to the story. 

 

Phonics 

This week we are looking at adding the suffixes 'less' and 'ful' to words. Read through the PowerPoint to help you and then complete the activity. 

 

English 

 This week, there is a new booklet all about rainbows. It is a non-fiction text this week. Can you remember what the difference is between fiction and non-fiction? If you do, tell an adult. I have attached a timetable of when you could complete the activities as I don't expect it completed all at once. 

 

Maths

In maths, I have attached a video for you to watch all about clockwise and anti-clockwise. I would then like you to go through the PowerPoint explaining half turns and quarter turns. You then have one activity to complete relating to wheres wally. You don't need to print this activity and can just complete it by choosing an item rather than picking a card up. I would also like you to continue practising the time as this is very important and helps you understand turns. I have uploaded a video to help you with time. 

 

10 new challenges 

I have attached 10 new challenges. Again, some of these are continued as it is important for you to be completing these each week. 

 

Geography Quiz 

This week, you have a Geography quiz to complete. The quiz is all about when we looked at Favela in Brazil and compared it to Carlisle. We looked at the different houses, a typical school day and the different foods we eat. We produced an infromation booklet explaining all the differences and similarities. 

Art challenge

WC 11.5.20 

 

Hello Year 2,

What a beautiful week it has been! I hope you have had a lovely week and have enjoyed the sunshine. 

 

Thank you for continuing to complete the work I have set you. 

 

Did you celebrate VE day on Friday? 

 

This week I have spent quite a lot of time in the garden. I have been in my paddling pool to cool down when I have been really hot. I have also carried on gardening to make sure the garden is looking good again! I have also done some baking with my family (I was very good and didn't have any as I am trying to be healthy). We made Victoria sponge cupcakes as well as mars bar and dairy milk tray bakes. They looked delicious! 

I have also completed a quiz with my friends on zoom as I haven't seen them in a while! Unfortunately I didn't win the quiz but I thought I did quite well so I was happy with that!

 

Have a brilliant week and I hope I can see all your beautiful smiley faces again soon! 

 

Miss Hawkins x 

 

Reading

This week, I would like you to read the book 'Odd pet' by Julia Donaldson. 

 

Phonics

We are continuing to look at the next 2 rules for when we add 'ed' to a word to make it past tense. Once you have looked at the PowerPoint and completed the 2 activities, get someone at home to give you different verbs and see if you can turn them into past tense by adding 'ed'.

 

English

In English, you are continuing with the Talk4Writing booklet from last week. I have attached a timetable of activities for you to complete each day but don't worry, you don't need to stick to the timetable. You may want to do more activities one day and less activities the next.

 

Spellings  

There are 5 new spellings for you to practise this week. 

 

Maths 

In maths this week, we are looking at fractions. Please read through the PowerPoint on how we work out a fraction and then complete the 2 activities. 

 

Mental Maths 

I have attached a sheet with addition questions on for you to complete. You do not have to complete all questions and they start of easier and get harder so you can choose which questions you would like to complete. I would like to see 5 of the questions complete. 

 

Quiz

Well done if you had a go at completing the Carlisle Castle quiz. This week, it is going to be a quiz on our last science unit. 

 

10 new challenges

I have attached 10 new challenges for you to complete. I have kept some of the activities the same as you need to continue with those activities weekly.

WC 04.05.20 

 

Good morning Year 2!

 

I hope you have had a lovely week and are staying safe! 

 

This week, I have been at the hub school looking after the key workers for a couple of days. We spent most the time outside playing football which was really fun! 

 

I have also been trying really hard to eat healthy and cook some new recipes. I have made Moroccan butternut squash stew, cashew nut tofu stir fry and cottage pie with cauliflower mash. They have all been delicious! Have you tried any new meals?

 

I have set you new tasks for this week and have also attached the answers for last week. 

 

I hope you have a lovely week and are helping at home. 

 

Miss Hawkins x

 

Phonics

This week in phonics we are looking at the 'ed' ending. There are quite a few rules to learn for adding 'ed' so we are going to be focusing on 2 this week. I have attached a PowerPoint you need to go through, explaining the rules. Once you have gone through the PowerPoint, there are 2 activities for you to complete. 

 

Reading

I would like you to read the book 'The smartest giant in town' and answer the 4 questions. 

 

Spellings 

Please practise the 5 new spellings which have been added to spelling shed. You can challenge an adult to see who can write each spelling the most in a minute. These are spellings you should be spelling correctly in Year 2.  

 

English

There is a new English booklet I would like you to start this week. I have attached a timetable of the activities I would like you to complete each day. I don't expect you to complete the whole booklet this week. It should take you two weeks to complete. 

 

Maths

This week in maths, we will be looking at measuring temperature and capacity. I have attached a PowerPoint for you to go through and the 2 activities for you to complete. 

 

Mental Maths 

I have attached a booklet with arithmetic questions for you to complete. There are a lot of questions so I do not expect you to do all of them! Can you complete 10 questions?

 

10 challenges 

I have set you 10 new challenges. Can you complete all 10 of them? 

 

Topic (history)

Before we finished school, we had been looking at Carlisle Castle in history. I have set you 10 questions, I would like you to have a go at answering to see what you can remember. All of the answers you have learned. If you are unsure on any answers, you can leave them blank or use the internet to find the answer. I will post the answers next Monday!

 

WC 27.4.20 

 

Hello Year 2!

 

It was lovely getting to speak with most of you on Thursday afternoon and hearing everything you have been doing. I am glad that you have been trying hard with your work and helping out at home. I am very proud of you all. It has made me miss you all even more and I didn't think that was possible!! 

 

The weather has been gorgeous so I have spent quite a lot of time out in the garden. I have even managed to get a tan on my arms which I am very happy about! 

 

I have been trying to eat really healthy this week so I decided to make some banana muffins with oats in. They were delicious! 

 

This week your work is as follows: 

 

Spellings

You have 5 new spellings to practise. As a I challenge why not write each of the spellings in a sentence using a conjunction? 

 

Reading

This week I would like you to listen to the story 'There's a monster in my bed by Tom Fletcher'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHx_kn6MG7k

 

Phonics

This week in phonics, the children will be focusing on plurals and adding s/es/ies/ves to nouns. Please go through the Power Point and then complete the activity. Each day there is a new rule to learn. 

 

Writing

This week, I would like you to complete the activities you have not yet completed in the Talk4Writing booklet I attached last week (I will attach again). Please do not worry about printing this booklet as there are a lot of pages. You can write down your answers on any available paper you have. 

 

Maths 

In maths this week, we are learning about addition and subtraction. I have uploaded a video of the addition and subtraction methods we use in class to support you. You have two activities you need to complete. The first activity you need to complete is adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers using the methods on the video. The second activity is answering word problems and reasoning questions based on adding and subtracting. I am having difficult uploading the videos but I will continue to try! Until I can upload the videos, I will put a picture up of each method. 

 

Mental Maths 

For mental maths this week, you can either complete the multiplication and division questions or go on TT Rock Stars. I have also uploaded the multiplication and division methods we use in school. 

 

10 challenges 

There are 10 new challenges for you to have a go at. Try and complete as many as possible. 

 

The answers to the reading comprehension and maths activities have been uploaded for you to mark your work. 

 

I hope you all have a lovely week!

Miss Hawkins x 

Maths methods

WC 20.04.20 

 

Hello Year 2, 

I hope you're staying inside and keeping safe! 

 

This week, I have been enjoying the weather and have been spending a lot of time in the garden. I have managed to get a little burnt on my arms (oh no). I have also been continuing to exercise everyday and went on a 14 mile bike ride! I was very tired when I got home! 

 

I am looking forward to speaking with you all on Thursday afternoon and finding out what you have all been up to! 

 

As we would be back at school now, I am setting more work for you to complete each week. This will include: reading questions, phonics activities, English and maths tasks as well as 10 new challenges. Please try and complete as much as you can. It is important to keep in a routine during the week. 

 

Reading 

Please read the book 'The fox and the crow' and answer the 2 questions. This can be completed anytime this week. 

 

Spelling

There are 5 spellings for you to practise. Please practise these everyday and see if an adult can test you on Friday. I will also put these spellings onto Spelling Shed. 

 

Phonics

In phonics this week, we are focusing on adding er and est to words. Please go through the PowerPoint explaining the rules and then complete the activities to follow. 

 

English 

Please read the story 'Pandora's Box' from the Talk4Writing unit. I have attached a timetable with activities I would like you to complete each day. There are also different activities on the Talk4Writing unit if you wish to complete these too. 

 

Maths 

In maths this week, we are focusing on place value but in the context of graphs. Please go through the PowerPoint and complete the two activities. As well as this, please practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars. There has been a battle set up to battle against Year 3. Please help Year 2 win! 

 

I will be giving the answers next Monday for you to mark your work. Please keep your work so I can see it when we are back at school. 

 

Miss Hawkins x 

 

 

Week 4 

 

Good morning Year 2

 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and the Easter bunny came to your house! It remembered to come to my house! I hope you didn't eat too much chocolate and remembered why we celebrate Easter. 

 

This week, I have enjoyed being in school for a couple of days. The weather was perfect so we spent a lot of time outside, playing on the field.We also did some dancing! I have some new videos we can dance to when we go back to school, I think you will enjoy them! 

I have also continued to go out everyday for my daily exercise. I remembered to take a photo to share with you where I walk. I wonder if anyone will recognise where I am? I have also started skipping with a rope everyday in my garden, it is a lot harder than I thought it would be! Can you skip with a rope? 

 

I am also continuing to practise my new skill of learning a language everyday. I am very excited to share with you what I know. I am sure some of you may recognise the language. Are you learning a new skill? 

 

I have uploaded 10 new challenges for you to do this week. Can you challenge yourself to complete all 10 of them? 

 

I miss you all very much and hope to see you soon! 

 

Miss Hawkins x 

My daily exercise

Week 3 

 

Good morning Year 2.

Thank you to those children who have challenged me to a game of TT Rockstars and have taken part in the battle. Well done to the girls for winning the battle! I will continue to challenge you to games on TT Rockstars. 

 

I hope you have had a good week at home and have completed some of the activities I set. 

 

I am in school for a couple of days this week and looking forward to getting back into a routine. Last week, I made some delicious brownies which I shared with my family and I made gloop with my nephews. It was very messy but they thoroughly enjoyed played with it! I have used my time to learn a new language so I have been busy practising every day. When we go back to school I will teach you some of the words I learn! 

 

I am in regular contact with Miss Thompson and wanted to share what she has been up to - she has been very busy! Miss Thompson was in school last week and enjoyed getting back into a routine. She has been busy baking and has also taken part in Joe Wicks every morning. Miss Thompson has also started reading her book she got from the library which she is enjoying. Have you started reading your library book? Miss Thompson wanted to let you know that she misses you all very much! 

 

I have set you some more challenges this week (week 3). See how many you can complete!

 

Miss Hawkins x 

 

 

Well done to those of you who have been on Times Tables Rock Stars! Remember you have until Sunday until the battle finishes. 

 

If anyone would like to challenge me to a game, you need to go to Rockslam then select challenge someone and go down to teachers. I am going to start challenging you to games! 

TT Rockstar battle update!

Week 2 

Good morning Year 2. 

I hope you have had a good first week. The weather has been lovely! 

Well done to those children who have been accessing spelling shed, TT Rockstars and Classroom Secrets Kids. I am checking everyday to see who has been on! 

I have set up a battle for the week on TT Rockstars - go check it out! 

 

This week, I have been going out for a run everyday for my daily exercise. I have also been helping my nephews complete their work which they have do. I am also still completing my jigsaw. 

 

Just a reminder - here is a link to Oxford Owl where you can access books online in case you have run out at home! https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

Remember to keep safe and make sure you are listening to your mums and dads.

Miss Hawkins 

         x 

 

 

 

 

 

Addition and Subtraction methods

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