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Welcome to Year 2

Class Teacher - Mrs C. Hughes

 

 

 

Summer Term 2

Our Topic is....

 

"A life on the Ocean Waves"

 

Our new topic will be based around, Oceans of the World, Sea life and of course Pirates!

We will be completing lots of fun activities at home based on this theme. If you have any

ideas or suggestions for activities that you would like to complete, please email me. Your

'Pupil Voice' is really important! I hope you really enjoy this topic and I look forward to

hearing from you! Keep up the great work Year 2!!

 

There will be daily activities set on the Hwb class page. Please email me if you have any difficulty accessing this. I will also add some activities to this class page. The homework grid has lots of fun activities that you may also like to complete at your own pace. 

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Home Learner of the Week! 

This week's home learner is Utjona! Who has been completing many tasks every week 

and is continuing to develop his own learning! We are very proud of you!!

Well done!! Keep up the great work!!

                           

The ‘Diff Diaries’ Project

 

The ‘Diff Diaries project is a great way for children and young people to connect, share their experiences and have their lock down journey documented and archived for prosperity by the Museum for Cardiff.

They have already received some fantastic entries and they are looking forward receiving more this week. If you would like to take part, please visit the links below.

 

To see what children and young people have been up to whilst in lock down and view all our Diff Diaries entries go to the following link:

 

https://sites.google.com/hwbcymru.net/the-covid-19-diff-diaries/entries

 

To submit your Diff Diary entry please go to the following link:

 

https://sites.google.com/hwbcymru.net/the-covid-19-diff-diaries/home

 

To see this week’s Diff Diary entries Best Bits go to the following link:

 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/520998734707256/posts/1761533120653805/?sfnsn=scwspmo&extid=B0YpvePjSUZhtSOH&d=n&vh=e

 

 

 

St David's Horticultural Show - Monday 13th July

St David's Horticultural Show - Monday 13th July 1

Wellbeing Week 18th - 22nd May.

 

Wellbeing Week

All week we will think about our wellbeing and about the character strengths and school values that can help us with our wellbeing. Here are some ideas for each day

Monday- Give

All about kindness, friendship, caring, generosity and giving

Family breakfast

Kindness buckets

Friendship bracelets

Send a message to a friend

Family Afternoon tea and talk

Help a family member with school work or household chores

Make a rainbow for the NHS and key workers

Speak to a grandparent on the phone

Tuesday- Get active

All about enthusiasm, energy and confidence

Joe Wicks workout

Choreograph your own dance

Family sports day

Paper aeroplane challenge – who can get theirs the furthest?

Go for a walk

Garden obstacle course

Bike ride

Treasure hunt

Wednesday - Connect

All about communication, teamwork, co-operation and togetherness

Build something with your family members – towers, castles etc

Complete a jigsaw with a family member

Play a board game

Host a movie night

Make cards and send to loved ones

Look at old photos and share memories

Build a pillow fort

Have family prayer time

 

Thursday- Take notice

All about reflection, listening, observing and taking notice

Breathing exercises

mindfulness

yoga

Explore textures in nature, take a walk to collect several different objects and observe/describe how each feels

Find shapes in the sky by laying down together and choosing different objects to search for in the clouds

Listen to some music and see how many different instruments you can each hear

Think of 5 people to send kind wishes to

Have a ‘mindful’ snack by describing the smell, texture and taste of the food

Friday- Keep learning

All about curiosity and questioning

Learn a new skill (sewing, drawing)

Create a quiz for your family

Teach a family member a new skill that you have learnt.

Rediscover an old hobby

3-minute wonder quick write – objects in the home or outside

Ask your family members questions you always wanted to know more about.

In a circle or at bedtime, start a story and get other family members to complete it

Try some new foods and describe what they taste like

 

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Communication:

Schoop - the school ID is 17699

Twitter - @StDavidsCiWPrm https://twitter.com/StDavidsCiWPrm

Email: year2@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk

 

 

A Parents Guide to using HWB Home Learning Classes

If you are having any difficulties accessing the Hwb classroom please email me at mrshughes@stdavidsprm.cardiff.sch.uk.

Daily activities are posted on the Hwb classroom page under 'files' there are also some assignments you may wish to look at.

I have put some key resources on this class page also, which may help. Scroll down to the subject area to locate them. 

 The Oak Academy has developed online lessons for all year groups which

went online this morning (20.04.20) and these can be accessed at :

https://www.thenational.academy/

This is a fabulous resource for Year 2!

To log in to Oxford Owl website which has lots of exciting resources for literacy - please select 'My class login' and enter StdavidsYear2@123 as the username and password.

Keep fit and Healthy with Joe Wickes every morning at 9.00am

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Our Christian Value this term is Trust.

 

“My God is my strength in whom I trust.” Psalm 18:2. 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Routines

PE - Please bring PE kit in to school for the children to change in to. PE will now take place on a Thursday morning.

Reading Books - Please bring reading books to school daily in your child's book bag. We would like to hear your child read as often as possible in school.

Homework Books - These will be sent home on Friday and should be returned on Wednesday please.

Snack money - Please pay for snack on Parent Pay for daily fruit.

Dinners - Please use Parent Pay to pay for and order food online.

 

 

Below you can click on the link to the Homework Grid for this half term.

The tasks link to the topic. You can complete as many as you wish over the half term and one can be shared in class at the end of term. These are to be completed at your own pace.

Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. Activities in these books will be sent weekly, linked to literacy and numeracy tasks in class.

 

Please complete as many homework tasks as you like during our time away from school. I look forward to seeing them when you return!

Literacy

 

How can you help your child at home?

* Read your school book daily. Talk about the story / plot/ characters. Answer questions related to the text. Predict what might happen or write a new, different ending to the story!

*Keep a diary. What did you do today?

*Practice your handwriting- Can you join your letters? Write your name. Write a letter to a friend or loved one. Write a card. Write a shopping list.  

*Write a short imaginative story. Re -read what you have written- did you remember to add full stops and start your sentences with a capital letter? Read your story out loud using expression. Can you improve your story?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc is a scheme we use to practice learning phonics, spelling, reading and writing. 

 

 

 

 We will be completing tasks in class to explore, learn and use these patterns. If your child is able to find words or write sentences with words that follow the pattern we would be pleased to share these with the class. 

 

 

 

Ruth Miskin Training @RuthMiskinEdu

Over the coming weeks, while schools are closed there will be RWI Phonic lessons at home on Facebook and YouTube:

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00am and again at 1.00pm

Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30am and again at 1.30pm

 

 

Numeracy

                                                                                            

This half term we are focusing on:

 

 

Finding differences between two numbers by using counting on e.g 44-28 =?

Solving one and two step word problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication and simple division including missing number problems e.g 40-?=19.

Reading a variety of scales using standard units.

Make sensible estimates of measurements in length, height, weight and capacity that can be checked using standard measures.

Gathering and recording information from lists, tables, diagrams and graphs and extracting and interpreting information from them.

Using the correct language for position and movement.

Recognising quarter turns as a right angle.

Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.

 

Recap of 2,5,10 and 3 x tables

Begin to learn 4 x tables.