Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu,
Welcome to the new academic half term! We hope you had a restful winter break.We have lots of exciting topics planned for this term such as 'The Great Fire of London' and 'Growing Plants'. Please see the newsletter for further information.
If you have any queries or concerns during the year, please do not hestitate to contact a member of the Year 2 team.
In English we will be reading 'Zerraffa Giraffa' by Diane Hofmeyr. And in Maths we will be learning about fractions. We will be finding out about halves, thirds and fourths.
Year 2 Class Assemblies
Around the world
In Topic during Autumn 2 we were looking at continents and oceans around the world. Children were looking at what makes each continent unique and have studied some of the most famous places on each continent. Alongside this, children also learned the names of the 5 oceans of the world and where they are situated.
In our class assembly in Autumn Term 1 the children taught us the how to stay safe using the internet. We leant that we need to keep safe online just like we keep safe in the real world. We learnt to keep to the SMART rules.
Class trip to The Omnibus Theatre
In Spring 1 Year 2 class will be studying Zeraffa Giraffa, by Dianne Hofmeyr, in English. It is picture book inspired by the true story of a giraffe sent as a gift to the King of France by the Great Pasha of Egypt in the 1820s. Amazingly the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham puton a production of Zeraffa Giraffa and we jumped at the opportunity to see it.
Year 2 Class Trip - London Transport Museum
This term have been looking at the History of Transport in Topic and thus went on a trip to the London Transport Museum on the 25th September. The children partook in a workshopped called 'Platform Promenade'. Here they entered the museum's time travelling machine and embarked on an investigative journey through the Museum to discover the differences between types of vehicles and how people travelled in the past.
Useful KS1 Websites
This is a great site for all general revision and caters for KS1 and KS2. No passwords needed.
London Grid for Learning Content Grid – free apps and resources for EYFS to KS2.
https://www.lgfl.net/learning-resources/grid (Choose KS1 and subject e.g. Maths)
Woodlands Junior SATs revision (interactive)
Interactive games to support general Maths learning/practise in topics including Shape and Weight, Calculation and Money.
http://mathsframe.co.uk/ (most games do not require subscription)
http://mathszone.co.uk/ (range of Year Levels available)
http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html (variety of maths games sorted by strand)
https://uk.ixl.com/ (Maths quizzes by year group)
http://www.snappymaths.com/ (Maths resources by year group)
https://nrich.maths.org/9412 (Problem solving and reasoning)
Huge range of fun games to learn multiplication facts for KS1 and KS2 pupils.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds (includes spelling and grammar activities)
https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/ (Games to learn English)
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/games (Games to learn English)