Welcome to the class page for Year Two
Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to the Year 2 section of the St Ignatius’ website. In this section of the website we aim to include details that may be useful to parents of Year 2 children, such as homework, help videos, spellings and details of Year 2 routines. We will also showcase a selection of the fantastic work that our talented children have produced.
We believe that the best outcomes for your child are achieved by taking a collaborative approach to their learning; therefore if you need to contact us then please do so before or after school. We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child’s learning journey is a positive one.
The Year 2 Team
Class Teachers: Mrs Wearden, and Mrs L Griffin
Teaching Assistants: Miss Hutton, Mrs Kiddiwala and Mrs Sattar (Friday).
If you need to contact the class teacher and you are unable to speak to them personally then please use the following email address:
Mrs Wearden – email@example.com
Mrs Griffin – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Please click on the link to see what we cover during our learning journey in Year 2:
Autumn 1 – The Place where I live
Autumn 2 – Fighting Fit
Spring 1 – Explorers
Spring 2 – The Farm Shop
Summer 1 – Wind in the Willows
Summer 2 – Buckets and Spades
Purple Mash is a website that the children use to do work in many areas of the curriculum. Children can log onto the Purple Mash website at home as well as at school. Please see your child’s teacher if your child cannot remember their unique username and password.
As you will be aware School will be closed for the majority of children (due to the coronavirus). With this in mind, we have some resources that we will keep adding to the website during the closure.
Due to School being closed children may go online more frequently. Parents, please familiarise yourself and your children with some basic online safety rules which will help everyone enjoy their time online:
A pack of work has been sent home with your child if they were at school on Thursday 19th March. Although we appreciate that you will be busy, we would ask that your child completes the work given to them (a couple of pages each day when possible). There are some other ideas that can be done online below:
Phonics Play Comics are comics which can be read online (or printed) that will be at your child’s phonics level.
Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4 and Phase 5 comics are suitable for most children in Year 2.
The Phonics Play website is free to use during the coronavirus school closure.
Phase 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6 activities will be suitable for most children in Year 2.
Joe Wicks, aka ‘The Bodycoach’, will stream a short PE lesson at 9am on Monday to Friday on his YouTube channel.
Ideas for Maths games that can be played at home will appear on the I See Maths website from Tuesday 24th March.
Audible are making hundreds of children’s books free to listen to during the school shut down.
BBC Bitesize contains age appropriate videos and activities for children.
You can register for free to read online versions of the Oxford books.
White Rose Maths are doing five Maths lessons per week which include teaching videos.
If you want to do some writing then you can listen to this podcast and do the writing in your workbook.
Draw a picture from the Pobble 365 website and write some interesting sentences about it.
Discovery Education / Espresso are offering free access to their resources during the shutdown. To access the resources go to https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso click ‘login’ and enter the following details:
The National Literacy Trust ‘Family Zone’ website contains ideas that can be done at home. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
We have access to Sumdog for reading, spelling and maths activities during the school closure. Your will be sent your child’s username and password via text message.
Welcome back to the last part of our summer term. This is not how we expected to be spending our term, but we know you are working hard. Well done everyone!
If you would like further work there are links below. The work will help prepare you for your transition to Key Stage Two. I understand some of you may not have access to a printer so we have put copies in the school foyer. There are also some extras that we couldn’t provide as an electronic copy.
Maths – Focus on multiplication
Reading, Writing and Spelling – The Elves and the Shoemaker
Science – Focus on Light
Remember to continue logging on to Sumdog and Purple Mash to improve your maths, reading and grammatical knowledge. If you have misplaced your login details please contact school and we can share them with you.
Remember you are doing fab and this work is here to help you. If you need to take it at a slower pace and don’t finish it all don’t worry!
Mrs Wearden and Mrs Griffin
Summer home learning…
There are some fun learning activities that you may want to try over the summer at this link.