CONGRATULATIONS!

We are delighted to announce that the children in Year 2 have received an amazing 118 Mathletics certificates.

2 children received a gold certificate,

18 received a silver certificate and 98 received a bronze certificate. 

WELL DONE!

Keep up the good work from Miss Smith and Mrs Woods.

 

Art Project

Mrs Coulston has a challenge for the children. Feel free to get creative with your son/daughter. We can’t wait to share your Art in the Y2 gallery.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for sharing the wonderful examples of home learning with us. Please remember to have a look at the photos in the Year 2 gallery with your child.

Home Learning Week Commencing 6th July 2020

Maths

Videos for Maths Videos Week Commencing 6th July

Monday 6th July Litres

                              Answers – Litres

Tuesday 7th July Temperature

                                Answers – Temperature

Wednesday 8th July O clock and half past

                                    O clock and half past

If your son/daughter is able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes already, feel free to try the Mathletics Tasks, rather than encouraging them to complete the activities above.

Thursday 9th July Quarter past and quarter to

                                 Answers – Quarter past and quarter to

Friday 10th July Please complete any outstanding Mathletics tasks today.

Arithmetic

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 11

English

This week the English unit is based on a poem called The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear. Click on the link to access the English booklet:

Y2-Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear

Please encourage your son/daughter to complete the tasks by Friday 17th July.  

The comprehension tasks are differentiated the task with three stars is the most challenging. The majority of children in Year 2 should be able to answer the questions on the sheet with two stars at the bottom.

The-Ant-and-the-Grasshopper-Differentiated-Reading-Comprehension

Science

We would like the children to focus on plants for this half term. Feel free to dip into some of the tasks from this unit of work. Remember to take some photographs so your friends can see your investigations on the Year 2 gallery! Plants Unit

Worship and Prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. The well being section is very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any of the children’s activities including PE, sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

We are very proud of the children. 

j.woods@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Dear Parents,

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Thank you for the amazing photographs of home learning. We both look forward to receiving photographs of the completed tasks. 

Home Learning Tasks for this week:

As we move into July, we begin to think about the highlights of the year and the teachers are busy writing reports. In preparation for moving from Year 2 to Year 3, we would like the children to focus on this writing activity:

Spreading My Wings From Year 2 to Year 3

We can’t wait to read your writing and share the completed booklets with the teachers and teaching assistants in Year 3.

Maths

Try baking or cooking together. Can your son/daughter weigh the ingredients and read the scales?

Measuring capacity with a range of containers and experimenting with a measuring jug is another exciting activity. For a relatively mess free way of measuring capacity, take the empty bottles, containers and measuring jugs into the paddling pool or even encourage your child to measure capacity in the bath.

Try making fruit cocktails or smoothies.

Week 10 Week Commencing 29th June

Please use this link to access the videos to support the maths tasks: whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Monday 29th June   Measure mass in grams

                                    Answers – Measure mass in kilograms

Tuesday 30th June    Measure mass in kilograms

                                    Answers – Measure mass in kilograms

Wednesday 1st July Compare volume

                                  Answers – Compare volume

Thursday 2nd July  Milliltres

                                  Answers – Milliltres

Friday 3rd July Please complete the mathletics tasks and have a look on BBC bitesize maths.

Arithmetic

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 10

Reading

Remember to encourage your child to read for at least ten to fifteen minutes per day. Please continue to record daily reading tasks in your son/daughter’s homework diary. If you would like access to reading books, there are two amazing websites which contain age appropriate books online. They are completely free too.

Oxford Owls also have lots of reading books including Oxford Reading Tree (KS1)  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Collins have also created a parent sign in for free access to their Big Cats reading scheme.

https://collins.co.uk/pages/bigcat-ebooks

This week’s reading task is based on Wimbledon. The task with three stars is the most challenging. Wimbledon Reading Comprehension

Science

We would like the children to focus on plants for this half term. Feel free to dip into some of the tasks from this unit of work. Remember to take some photographs so your friends can see your investigations on the Year 2 gallery! Plants Unit

Worship and Prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any of the children’s activities including PE, sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

We are very proud of the children. 

j.woods@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Dear Parents,

We hope you are well. We would like to thank you for your e-mails and wonderful photographs of home learning tasks. The children continue to work hard and have fun. Please continue to send us photographs and we will update the gallery. As you are probably aware, we are welcoming more children back to school from Monday morning so we will be in class daily with a bubble of Year One children. We will both do our best to reply to any e-mails but this may take a little longer.

Home Learning Tasks for this week

Maths

We’d love you to send us some photographs of real life measuring.

Try a little DIY or sewing.

Can your son/daughter measure in centimetres using a ruler

or tape measure?

Can your son/daughter read the scales when they weigh ingredients?

Can they help when you prepare a meal or bake?

The videos for this week’s Maths lessons are on this website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please look at the videos for Summer Term

Week 9 Week Commencing 22nd June.

Monday 22nd June Lesson 1 – Measure length (cm)

                                  Lesson 1 Answers – Measure length (cm)

Tuesday 23rd June Lesson 2 – Compare lengths

                                Lesson 2 Answers – Compare lengths

Wednesday 24th June Lesson 3 – Four operations with lengths

                                Lesson 3 Answers – Four operations with lengths

Thursday 25th June Lesson 4 – Compare mass

                              Lesson 4 Answers – Compare mass

Friday 26th June    Please complete tasks on Mathletics today. 

Arithmetic

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 9

English

Please ensure that your son/daughter completes the English unit based on Superheroes by Friday 26th June. Y2-Superheroes

Remember to share the written outcomes so I can post the amazing writing on the Year 2 gallery.

This week is refugee week. There are a selection of reading tasks here. The first activity is the easiest and the task with three stars is the most challenging. Refugee-Week-Differentiated-Reading-Comprehension

ing. Most children in Year 2 will be able to read and respond to this text too: Step 3 – Building Reading Skills

Science

We would like the children to focus on plants for this half term. Feel free to dip into some of the tasks from this unit of work. Remember to take some photographs so your friends can see your investigations on the Year 2 gallery! Plants Unit

Worship and Prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources.  The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any of the children’s activities including PE, sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

We are very proud of the children. 

j.woods@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Wednesday 17th June

The Duchess of Cambridge is leading an online assembly at 11 a.m. tomorrow about mental health and carrying out small acts of kindness. Visit the Oak National Academy website to find out more www.thenational.academy

Thursday 11th June

Dear Parents,

It is always lovely to receive photographs of home learning tasks. Thank you for sharing them with us. The children are working very hard and having fun. Try to find time to share the images on the Year 2 gallery with your son/daughter so they can see the fantastic range of activities.

Home Learning Tasks for this week

Maths

Links to videos for the Maths lessons this week:Year-2-videos

Monday 15th June Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes

                                  Lesson 1 Answers – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes

Tuesday 16th June Lesson 2 – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes

                                  Answers  Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes

Wednesday 17th June Lesson 3 – Sort 2D and 3D shapes

                                        Lesson 3 Answers – Sort 2D and 3D shapes

Thursday 18th June Lesson 4 – Merge 2D and 3D shapes

                                    Lesson 4 Answers 

Friday 19th June Please complete tasks on Mathletics today. 

Arithmetic

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 8

English

The focus of our new English unit is Superheroes. Have fun. Remember that this is a two week unit: Y2-Superheroes

The reading comprehension tasks are also linked to Superheroes. 

This task is for children who find reading comprehension quite challenging: Step 1 – Starting Reading Skills

Most children in Year 2 should be able to read and respond to this task independently: Step 2 – Developing Reading Skills

This reading task is more challenging. Most children in Year 2 will be able to read and respond to this text too: Step 3 – Building Reading Skills

Science

We would like the children to focus on plants for this half term. Feel free to dip into some of the tasks from this unit of work. Remember to take some photographs so your friends can see your investigations on the Year 2 gallery! Plants Unit

Worship and Prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any of the children’s activities including PE, sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Thursday 4th June

Dear Parents,

Thank you for all the fantastic photographs showing home learning tasks and fun outdoors. It is wonderful to see the children enjoying the great outdoors, exercising, baking, showing acts of kindness, writing prayers and being so creative.

Home Learning Tasks for this week

Maths

Links to videos for the Maths lessons this week: Year-2-Week-7

Monday 8th June

Lesson 1 Unit fractions

Lesson 1 Answers Unit fractions

Tuesday 9th June

Lesson 2 Non-unit fractions

Lesson 2 Answers Non-unit fractions

Wednesday 10th June

Lesson 3 Find a half

Lesson 3 Answers Find a half

Thursday 11th June

Lesson 4 Find a quarter

Lesson 4 Answers Find a quarter

Friday 12th June

Please look at the tasks on Mathletics.

Arithmetic Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 7

English

Please ensure the the unit based on rainbows of hope is completed by Friday 12th June. I’d love to see some more photographs of the children’s completed tasks. 

Y2-Rainbows English Unit Week

This week’s reading comprehension is based on Sunflowers. Please click here to access the task:  Sunflower-plant-life-cycle-reading-activity

Science

We would like the children to focus on plants for this half term. Feel free to dip into some of the tasks from this unit of work. Remember to take some photographs so your friends can see your investigations on the Year 2 gallery! Plants Unit

Worship and Prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources.  The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any of the children’s activities including PE, sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Monday 1st June

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a relaxing half term break and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. Thank you for your lovely messages and wonderful photographs. The children in Year 2 continue to let their lights shine.

Year 2 children earned an amazing fifty one Mathletics certificates since lock down. One child earned a gold certificate, nine children earned silver certificates and forty one children earned a bronze certificate. Wonderful news. Well done! I wonder how many more children will receive a Mathletics certificate this week?

Home Learning Tasks for this week

Maths

Links to videos for the Maths lessons this week Year-2-Maths Videos

Tuesday 2nd June

The 10 times-table

Answers – The 10 times-table

Wednesday 3rd June

Make equal groups – sharing 

Answers – Make equal groups – sharing 

Thursday 4th June

Make equal groups – grouping

Make equal groups – grouping

Friday 5th June

Odd and even numbers

Odd and even numbers

Arithmetic Week Commencing 1st June 2020 

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 6

English

Look at this amazing unit of work based on rainbows of hope. Try to complete the tasks by Friday 12th June. I’d love to see some photographs of the children’s work. 

Y2-Rainbows English Unit Week

Please select one of the reading tasks. Have a look at the Pentecost reading task  or the Captain Tom Moore task below. 

Have fun reading about Captain Tom Moore in this week’s reading activity. Three stars are the most challenging questions.

Captain Tom Reading Task

Pentecost Reading Comprehension Activity

Pentecost Reading Comprehension Activity Questions

RE

Please send me one completed Pentecost activity by Friday 5th June. Have a look at the amazing resources from Blackburn Diocese:

Off the Shelf Pentecost

Science

This week we would like you to grow a rainbow in Science. Have a look on the gallery. 

How to grow a rainbow

Worship and Prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

We’ve enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite hymns at home this afternoon. Would your son/daughter like to sing a hymn on video for our Y2 gallery?

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. If you would like to try our some of the Science lessons, we’d love to see the outcomes. The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any of the children’s activities including PE, sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Remember Mrs Woods would love you to send her photographs of topic work and music.

j.woods@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

 

Thursday 21st May

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued support. Your lovely messages and wonderful photographs of home learning tasks illustrate how the children in Year 2 continue to let their lights shine. The children are working very hard and having fun. Please take a moment to look at the Year 2 gallery with your son/daughter. We are very proud of all the children.

I am delighted to announce that Year 2 children earned an amazing fifty one Mathletics certificates since lock down. One child earned a gold certificate, nine children earned silver certificates and forty one children earned a bronze certificate. Wonderful news. Well done!

Over half term we hope you find time to relax and enjoy time together.

Here are a few optional tasks for over the half term:

Lots of wonderful Pentecost themed tasks from Blackburn Diocese:

Off the Shelf Pentecost

Why not try a Pentecost word search?

Pentecost-Word-Search-

Pentecost Reading Comprehension Activity

Pentecost Reading Comprehension Activity Questions

Can your child retell the story of Pentecost?

Pentecost-Sequencing-Cards-Story-Cards

Pentecost-Story-Colouring-Pages

Have a look at the new Mathletics tasks too.

Remember to send photographs of your lock down Art and Pentecost activities via e mail to h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk.

Mrs Woods would love to see some of the topic work. She’d love to hear about your music tasks. 

More formal home learning tasks will continue after the half term holiday on Tuesday 2nd June.

Thank you for your continued support.

Take care

Kind Regards

H Smith

Lockdown Artwork 2020

Monday 18th May

Dear Parents,

This week is mental health awareness week. During these challenging times it is important for us all to acknowledge that we have moments of feeling a little bored and fed up from time to time. In school the children regularly discuss their thoughts and feelings during worship, RE lessons and circle time. The children know that it is healthy to talk about our feelings with other people.

BBC Newsround has a great clip about Mental Health week : https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is a chance for the UK to focus on mental health. This year’s theme is kindness, with the week running from 18 – 24 May. The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.

Some people have mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, which means they have feelings that won’t go away and which start to really affect day-to-day life.

Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic.”

It is helpful to ask other people how they are feeling and consider how they are feeling too. I am sure lots of our children miss a hug or a kiss from a grandparent or other close friend or relative. Empathy is part of our emotional well being and Year 2 are working hard to consider physical and mental well being, making sure that it is a positive topic and not one to be avoided.

Have you carried out any acts of kindness recently?

We would love the children in Year 2 to carry out an act of kindness. Your son/daughter could help out with a task at home, make a card for a friend or relative or bake a cake for somebody. Please send me the photographs and we can share them on the Y2 gallery. If you would like more information about Mental Health Awareness Week, feel free to look on the website below:

 
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
 
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
 
Kind Regards
H Smith
 
h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk
 
 

Thursday 14th May

Dear Parents,

Thank you for the wonderful photographs of your VE Day celebrations, creative projects, baking, gardening, art work, Science experiments, Maths reading and writing tasks. The children are working very hard and we really appreciate everything you are doing to support your son/daughter with home learning. If you have a moment, please look at the amazing photographs in the Y2 gallery. The gallery is a real celebration of all your efforts.

Maths

Monday 18th May

Video Lesson 1

Multiplication sentences using the x symbol https://vimeo.com/418150502

Lesson 1 – Multiplication sentences using the x symbol

Lesson 1 Answers – Multiplication sentences using the x

Tuesday 19th May

Video Lesson 2 using arrays https://vimeo.com/417922235

Lesson 2 – Use arrays

Lesson 2 Answers – Use arrays

Wednesday 20th May

Video Lesson 3 The 2 times-table https://vimeo.com/417922431

Lesson 3 – The 2 times-table

Lesson 3 Answers – The 2 times-table

Thursday 21st May

Video Lesson 4 The 5 times-table https://vimeo.com/417922557

Lesson 4 – The 5 times-table

Lesson 4 Answers – The 5 times-table

Friday 22nd May

BBC Bitesize Y2 Maths challenge or Mathletics tasks.

Arithmetic

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 4

English

This week we would like the children to learn about Ascension Day.

Here’s a fact file for the children to read along with a set of questions for the children to read and then respond to. Pleas select one fact file along with a set of questions. (One star is the easiest task).

Fact File

Questions and Answers

Please encourage your son/daughter to retell the story of the ascension of Jesus, when Jesus ascended into heaven.

This cartoon tells the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFw8pLBSIo

The children could write a story book for younger children. If your son/daughter prefers letter writing, why not ask them to imagine that they witnessed Jesus ascending into heaven? They could write a letter to a friend retelling the amazing events.

Click on the links for writing paper.

Lined Paper

Narrow Lined Paper

We’d love to see some pictures of Ascension Day too.

Click here for drawing paper Blank

RE, worship and prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

We’ve enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite hymns at home this afternoon. Would your son/daughter like to sing a hymn on video for our Y2 gallery?

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Science and Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. If you would like to try our some of the Science lessons, we’d love to see the outcomes. The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any PE and sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Why not try designing an outfit for your teddy bear or doll? Use recycled materials and give your toys a new look! Look at this for inspiration!

Stay safe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Tuesday 12th May

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow it is National Numeracy Day. Click on the link for more information:

National Numeracy Day Virtual Festival Schedule_final

Would you like to try a family challenge?

Have a look at the family quiz from our Maths subject leader, Mrs Todd.

Family Quiz

 

This week is Christian Aid Week.

Logo of Christian Aid

The children attending school enjoyed learning about a Dr Khan, currently working in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. The children discussed the challenges he might face. Then we talked about Dr Khan, who is currently using his God given talents to support the refugees.

During circle time, the children thanked God for the members of our community who are using their God given talents during the pandemic. We thanked God for the key workers. The children mentioned police officers, nurses, social workers, doctors, supermarket staff, food delivery drivers, truck drivers, pharmacists, probation officers, members of the armed forces, teachers and teaching assistants and finally Post Office workers. The children enjoyed writing prayers and celebrated how members of our community are working together during the Coronavirus outbreak. Our prayers are on the prayer tree in the hall.

If you have time, take a look on the Christian Aid website and consider how the world in uniting in love during the international pandemic. Perhaps your son/ daughter would like to write a prayer too.

Thank you for your continued support

H Smith

Thursday 7th May

Dear Parents

We are delighted with all the wonderful photographs and videos of home learning. The children are having fun and working hard. Thank you.

Over the next week we would like the children to learn more about VE day. Following on from the discussion task from Monday 4th May, there are a few more activities for your son/daughter to enjoy. Find out more about V E day or make some bunting. Have fun!

Click on the links for VE Day reading tasks :

t-e-2550049-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activi_ver_10

t-l-53195-ks1-ve-day-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity_ver_7

Would you like to make some bunting?

t-t-2548139–new-union-flag-template-display-bunting-_ver_4

Maths 

Please click on the link to access the videos to support the Maths lessons for this week 11th-15th May 2020:

Year-2-Week-4 videos

Monday 11th May

Lesson 1 Add and subtract 10s

Lesson 1 Answers Add and subtract 10s

Tuesday 12th May

Lesson 2 Add 2-digit numbers

Lesson 2 Answers Add 2-digit numbers

Wednesday 13th May

Lesson 3 Subtract 2-digit numbers

Lesson 3 Answers Subtract 2-digit numbers

Thursday 14th May

Lesson 4 Bonds to 100 (tens and ones)

Lesson 4 Answers Bonds to 100 (tens and ones)

Friday 15th May

BBC Bitesize Y2 Maths challenge or Mathletics tasks.

Arithmetic 

Year 2 Arithmetic Practice Bookmarks – Pack 3

English

We would like the children to complete the English booklet below.

Y2-Literacy Elves and the Shoemakers Home Learning Summer 3

RE, worship and prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

We’ve enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite hymns at home this afternoon. Would your son/daughter like to sing a hymn on video for our Y2 gallery?

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Science and Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. If you would like to try our some of the Science lessons, we’d love to see the outcomes. The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any PE and sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Stay safe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Monday 4th May

Would you like to learn more about V E Day?

Please click on the link for a few ideas and questions for you and your family to discuss and research together.

Picture News Special Resource – VE Day 75th Anniversary 2020

We’d love you to send us some VE Day Art work or poetry.

Please send them to h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk and/or directly to Picture News.

Thursday 30th April

Dear Parents

We are delighted with all the wonderful photographs and videos of home learning. The children are having fun and working hard. Thank you.

We’d love the children in Year 2 to show their support for the NHS and other key workers for their dedication. Here’s an opportunity to design their very own external banner, thanking the NHS and other key workers for their dedication. Five winners will have their design recreated and produced to proudly display on your school gates!

Here are the home learning tasks for next week:

Maths 

Please click on this link to access the videos to support the Maths lessons: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Monday

Lesson 1 Fact families – addition and subtraction bonds to 20

Lesson 1 Answers Fact families – addition and subtraction bonds to 20

Tuesday

Lesson 2 Compare number sentences

Lesson 2 Answers Compare number sentences

Wednesday

Lesson 3 Related Facts

Lesson 3 Answers Related Facts

Thursday

Lesson 4 Add and subtract 1s

Lesson 4 Answers Add and subtract 1s

Friday

BBC Bitesize Y2 Maths challenge or Mathletics tasks.

English

We would like the children to start the new English booklet below. The tasks are based on one of my favourite fairy tales. There is no expectation for the children to complete the whole booklet in one week. Ideally we would like the children to complete the tasks in this booklet by Friday 8th May.

Y2-Literacy Elves and the Shoemakers Home Learning Summer 3

RE, worship and prayer

Blackburn Diocese have kindly provided lots of resources for families to access from home. The children love attending worship in school so please have a look at this link:

www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home/i-am-parent

We’ve enjoyed singing along to some of our favourite hymns at home this afternoon. Would your son/daughter like to sing a hymn on video for our Y2 gallery?

Blackburn Diocese have a range of Bible Podlets Podcasts for adults to do with primary aged children. The theme is Bible Transformers. It focuses on people in the Bible who were transformed by Jesus.

https://www.bdeducation.org.uk/tag/bible-podlets/

If your son/daughter would like to write a prayer for us to share together, please send me a copy and we can add the prayers to our gallery.

Science and Well being

BBC Bitesize has some amazing resources. If you would like to try our some of the Science lessons, we’d love to see the outcomes. The well being section is also very good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2

We’d love to see photographs of any PE and sporting activities, Art, Design and baking.

Stay safe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Thursday 23rd April

Dear Parents,

Thank you for the wonderful messages and photographs. Have a look on the Year 2 gallery to see all the amazing examples of home learning.

The Maths challenge for tomorrow is here Family-Challenge-Friday-24th

You can also access it on BBC Bitesize under Year 2 and Maths Challenge.

Here are the home learning tasks for next week:

Maths

Mathletics tasks are now updated. Thank you to all the children who achieved a bronze certificate this week. Well done!

For Maths next week, there are four lessons for Monday to Thursday. The family challenge will be placed on this page next Thursday evening.

Maths for Monday 27th April

Lesson 1 video https://vimeo.com/403260907

Lesson 1 Compare lengths 

Lesson 1 Answers Compare lengths

Maths for Tuesday 28th April

Lesson 2 video https://vimeo.com/405439587

Lesson 2 Order lengths

Lesson 2 Answers Order lengths

Maths for Wednesday 29th April

Lesson 3 video https://vimeo.com/405439836

Lesson 3 Four operations with lengths

Lesson 3 Answers Four operations with lengths

Maths for Thursday 30th April

Lesson 4 video https://vimeo.com/405440004

Lesson 4 Problem Solving

Lesson 4 Answers Problem Solving

Arithmetic Arithmetic Summer 2 Home Learning

English

We would like the children to continue with the English booklet from last week. Y2-Talk 4 Writing Summer 1 Week 1 and 2  

Maybe your son/daughter could also show you how amazing their reading and understanding of text is. Have a look at this story: t-e-1000-year-2-a-tale-of-two-feathers-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity_ver_3

Stay safe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Thursday 23rd April

Dear Parents,

Hope you all managed to have a good Easter and that you are keeping safe and well. It has been really good to see photos of the Viking topic work that the children did last term.

This term I am going to split topic into History and Geography and I would like you to use the fantastic homeschool lessons being produced by BBC Bitesize.  You can go to the link here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

There is a short history and geography lesson each week for Year 2 with information, videos and exciting activities. I think it is a really good resource and will continue to give your child a good grounding in these subjects.

Please email me to show me any writing, drawing or creative work your children do. It is always lovely to see work and updates on how your child is getting on.

Music

I have sent everyone an email with log in information and details on how to access music sessions with Charanga, the programme we enjoy using in school. There are weekly lessons for you to do at home. You can visit the site using the link below;

https://charanga.com/site/

Take care,

Mrs Woods

Thursday 16th April

Dear Parents,

We hope you are enjoying a relaxing Easter break and staying safe and well. Thank you for the wonderful photographs of home learning from before the holiday. Lots of the photographs are in the Year 2 gallery on this website. We hope you enjoy looking at them together.

We’ve sent an e-mail out to you all which contains the Maths and English tasks for each day next week. Links to the daily tasks for next week are here:

Maths questions and answers for week commencing Monday 20th April.

Y2 Summer 1 Monday answers

Y2 Summer 1 Monday Questions

Y2 Summer 1 Thursday Answers

Y2 Summer 1 Thursday Questions

Y2 Summer 1 Tuesday Answers

Y2 Summer 1 Tuesday Questions

Y2 Summer 1 Wednesday Answers

Y2 Summer 1 Wednesday Questions

Remember to encourage your child to watch the short video from the e-mail before completing the written questions and problems. The mark schemes are included above so you can evaluate your child’s progress together.

Friday’s Maths challenge will be sent out separately.

The English booklet is a two week unit so there is no expectation for your son/daughter to complete the whole of the booklet in one week.

Y2-Talk 4 Writing Summer 1 Week 1 and 2

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about any of the home learning tasks. Miss Smith is available from Monday to Friday and Mrs Woods is available on Thursdays and Fridays. We are looking forward to receiving photographs of the completed tasks.

Mrs Woods will be in touch soon with topic and music home learning tasks.

Thank you for your continued support

Kind Regards

H Smith and J Woods

h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk

Thursday 9th April

Dear parents,

We hope you are staying safe and well. Here’s a copy of the e-mail which contains a link to a cartoon version of the Easter story, as well as a selection of activities for your son/daughter to try. Happy Easter Year 2

We are looking forward to sharing some of the completed tasks on the Year 2 gallery.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

Miss Smith and Mrs Woods

Tuesday 7th April

Dear Parents,

We hope you are enjoying the sunshine and staying safe. Here’s a link to a useful book for children. It explains the Coronavirus in child friendly language. Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children

Thank you for your continued support

Kind Regards

H Smith and J Woods

Wednesday 1st April

Dear Parents,

I hope you are well. Thank you for all the wonderful photographs of children’s work and achievements. They really cheer us up. Please check your e-mails for the most up to date information about home learning, activities for Easter and updates.

It is very important to continue to read with your son/daughter every day. Even ten minutes a day will make a real difference. Please continue to record daily reading tasks in your son/daughter’s homework diary. We are happy for your child to read books from home. If you would like access to reading books, there are two amazing websites which contain age appropriate books online. They are completely free too.

Oxford Owls also have lots of reading books including Oxford Reading Tree (KS1)  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Collins have also created a parent sign in for free access to their Big Cats reading scheme.

https://collins.co.uk/pages/bigcat-ebooks

This week we would like the children to complete pages 32-37 in the reading book and pages 32, 33, 34 and 35 in the reasoning book.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries.

Please continue to keep in touch and enjoy learning together.

Kind Regards

H Smith and J Woods

Wednesday 24th March 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope you are enjoying working on the home learning packs together.

Please encourage your child to complete a handwriting exercise each day. The Penpals resource is for handwriting. The children usually spend ten minutes a day on this. Encourage your child to write in pencil, use tall and short letters and join with care.

In the home learning pack for Year 2, we’ve also included reading, writing, word level, maths, science, craft and problem solving activities.

Please ensure that your child logs on to the mathletics website each day and completes at least one task. This could be one of the tasks set by me, or live mathletics to improve arithmetic skills. In addition to mathletics tasks, I would like your son/daughter to complete one of the maths exercises in the home learning pack.

For English, the children are required to complete one task a day too. Feel free to select a reading comprehension task from the pack, a word level challenge or start on the non-chronological report about Easter symbols. Details on a separate e-mail.

We’ve included lined paper for the writing tasks. Talking together about the writing task will help with ideas. Please encourage your son/daughter to write in good sentences using joining words (and, but, so, because, or, if, so or when), commas in lists, adjectives and varied openers. Neat handwriting and accurate use of capital letters and full stops is essential.

In addition to daily Maths and English, I’d like the children to complete one other task. Please select from the other activities in the home learning pack. If you are feeling creative, your might like to create a scrap book about Easter Symbols. This links with our RE unit of work. Alternatively, spend some time on Mrs Wood’s topic challenge based on the Vikings.

Once your child has completed the tasks in the home learning pack, please use the marking guide to check the work together and give your child feedback.

Education City and Purple Mash also have excellent resources to reinforce learning at home.

If you would like to contact me about any of the tasks, I will try to reply to your queries before 5 pm each day from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Feel free to contact me by e-mail. My e-mail address is h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk.

Mrs Wood’s e mail address is j.woods.@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk. She teaches on Thursdays and Fridays.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

Home learning  information from Mrs Woods

Topic

Please  carry on with our Viking topic.  Record information in your Viking passports if you like. Don’t worry if you don’t have the passport or want to work in a different way- your topic can be as creative as you want it to be. Examples of areas to research include Viking timeline,  invasion and warriors, houses and homes and Viking gods and beliefs. The children have already really enjoyed this topic and really impressed me with their work, so have fun and find out about the areas that interest them.

Please email me for any questions and support.

BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach are both good resources. They are aimed at KS2 but a lot of the resources are accessible to  Year 2.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-vikings-animation/zhrygwx

Music

I have sent everyone an email with log in information and details on how to access music sessions with Charanga, the programme we enjoy using in school.  This is something you could try with your child over Easter, if you like, or next term.  You can visit the site using the link below;

https://charanga.com/site/

Take care,

Mrs Woods

Dig Deep in 2020

Dig Deep Topic Web   Year 2   Spring 2020

Y2 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Key Stage 1 SATs Meeting

Year 2 50 Recommended Reads_

Spellings for Monday 23rd March

This week we are concentrating on spelling words containing the suffix ‘er’ or ‘est..

faster

fastest

slowest

louder

quickest

Five of the spellings are key words for Y2.

sugar

Sunday

sure

talk

tall

Wednesday 18th March

CGP Tasks

This week we would like the children to complete pages 26-32 in the reading book and pages 28, 29, 30 and 31 in the reasoning book.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Smith and Mrs Woods