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Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page

(Please check this page weekly as we will update with any additional information for parents, such as home learning websites, key dates and other information.)

 

Welcome back to school to our new year 2 pupils.

We hope you have enjoyed the Summer holidays in the safest way possible.

Class Listings for the 2020-21 academic year are as follows:

 

2JB: Class Teacher - Mr Barker, TLAs - Miss Avis & Mrs Malik.

Mrs Massey's class are now taught by Mr Barker.

2JT - Class Teacher - Mrs Tyldesley, TLAs - Mrs Patel & Mrs Asghar

Mrs McGarry's class are now taught by Mrs Taylor.

2ET - Class Teacher - Mrs Taylor, TLA - Mrs Grunshaw

Mrs Kahn's class are now taught by Mrs Tyldesley.

 

If you have concerns, please feel free to contact your child's class teacher via the email addresses below or by phoning the school phone number on 01254 52065.

jason.barker@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

julie.tyldesley@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

emma.taylor@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Year 2 Teachers.

Year 2 Leavers Video

We have some very special messages for our wonderful Year 2 children. Please share this leavers video with your child.

 

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=377306253240666

This week you will receive a call from your child's class teacher or a member of staff to discuss and answer any questions about your child's report and give a final goodbye message to your child.

 

There will be weekly Home Learning Packs available in the school office for Year 2 pupils, packs will be available to collect on Mondays only, please call the office on 01254 52065 or email audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk to arrange a time to collect.

 

This week's learning (Week beginning 13th July)

Literacy: This week we will be looking at the work of the author Oliver Jeffers looking at a number of his stories: 'How to catch a star', 'Here we are' and 'The Day the Crayons came home'. The learning is on the Literacy page in the documents folder below.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at fractions. We will be focusing on fractions, primarily looking at finding 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 moving on to looking at 2/3, ¾ and 2/4 of shapes and numbers, stretching the children’s understanding. Complete the Activities on Education City and Purple Mash, and if you want more practise have a go at the worksheets in the document folder.

Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page

(Please check this page weekly as we will update the videos and activities relevant to our learning.)

 

This week you will receive a visit from a member of staff from Audley Infant School, delivering your child a special Year 2 Leavers Gift Bag. Also end of year reports will be sent out this week, you will receive a call next week to discuss your child's report and your child's class teacher/tla can answer any questions.

 

There will be weekly Home Learning Packs available in the school office for Year 2 pupils, packs will be available to collect on Mondays only, please call the office on 01254 52065 or email audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk to arrange a time to collect.

 

This week's learning (Week beginning 6th July)

Literacy: This week we will be looking at poetry. We will be looking at a specific time of poems called ‘tongue twisters’. These are poems which use alliteration (words that start with similar sounds) to make them really tricky to read. Follow the daily lesson guidance in the pack to help with your writing.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at subtraction. We will be focusing on perfecting the partitioning method to complete calculations using 2 digit and 3 digit numbers, missing number calculations, solving 1 and 2 step word problems and using the inverse (opposite) to solve calculations.

 

Geography: This week, if you feel comfortable to do so, we would like you to go and take a walk around your local park drawing a map of its layout and what you can see using a key for your drawings. Before going out and drawing the map, have a look at some examples using the ordnance survey maps website - https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/.

This week's learning (Week beginning 29th June)

Literacy: This week we will be thinking about our experiences here at Audley Infant School and writing memories about each year group. You will be expected to complete a memories planning sheet for each year group Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Then you will be asked to write about a paragraph about your experiences in each year group, thinking about: who your teacher was, who you played with, your trips, what you enjoyed most and anything that changed in each year group.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at addition. We will be focusing on perfecting the partitioning method to complete calculations using 2 digit and 3 digit numbers, missing number calculations and solving 1 and 2 step word problems. Complete the Activities on Education City and Purple Mash, and if you want more practise have a go at the worksheets in.

 

Geography: This week we will be focusing on looking at maps. Use google maps to explore the local area. Start by searching up Audley and your own addresses to have a look at the local area. Have a look at what you can see in the local area and how a map looks, in preparation for making your own map in the next few weeks.

This week's learning (Week beginning 22nd June):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: This week we are going to continue looking at non-fiction texts but focusing on minibeasts. Using the work that we have been doing in Science and following the plans on the school website you will be asked to write a mini encyclopedia on minibeasts.

 

Maths: We are looking at division looking at calculating how to divide numbers by using groupings or solving calculations mentally. We will be looking at dividing by 2, 5 and 10 mentally and using groupings to divide by 3 and 4. Look in the Maths sub folder for a model of how to draw arrays and complete multiplication worksheets.

 

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at everything we have learnt this half-term and completing the end of year assessment on Education City 

 

Geography: This week we will continue to look at the United Kingdom focusing on Northern Ireland using the Grandly Geographic Learning on Education City then asking your child to complete a fact file on Purple Mash using the information learnt.

This week's learning (Week beginning 15th June):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: This week we are going to move on to looking at non-fiction texts focusing on Birds, learning facts all about them by watching videos. Use the document in the English folder and follow the plan throughout the week to help with your writing of an information text.


Maths: We are looking at multiplication looking at calculating how to multiply two numbers by using arrays or solving calculations mentally. We will be looking at multiply by 2, 5 and 10 mentally and using arrays to multiply by 3 and 4. Look in the Maths sub folder for a model of how to draw arrays and complete multiplication worksheets.

 

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at animals and their food chains. We will be understanding what animals eat and understanding the pray and predators of different creatures.

 

Geography: This week we will continue to look at the United Kingdom focusing on Scotland using the Grandly Geographic Learning on Education City then asking your child to complete a fact file on Purple Mash using the information learnt.

We would like you to try and get involved with the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 -  this is a great opportunity to get your child reading more and develop a love for reading!  You can apply online and it's free!
The all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge with its Silly Squad theme will launch earlier than usual to keep children reading over the Summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The programme reaches over 700,000 children each year, motivating them to keep reading during the summer holidays and helping to maintain reading skills and confidence.It's easy to take part please look at the information below for more details. 

You can find the Summer Reading Challenge website at www.sillysquad.org.uk where you can take part, find book recommendations, fun and silly events, downloadable activities, competitions and play games.

This week's learning (Week beginning 8th June):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: We will continue focusing on Percy the Park Keeper this week. We will be asking you to write your very own Percy story, using the ideas given in this week’s plan. Look at the pdf document for this week in the English folder below and follow through the daily lesson plans.


Maths: We are looking at Money this week focusing on recognising and counting coins. We will look at calculating money by adding amounts together in the shop and using subtraction to find change. Please access Education City for learn screens to help with your understanding and then complete the activities on there and on Purple Mash.

 

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at animals and their habitats around the world. We will start to learn and understand how certain animals adapt to living in their particular habitats. Why do Polar Bears have thick fur? Why do camels have web-feet? It's all to do with their habitats.

 

Geography: This week we will continuing to look at the United Kingdom focusing on Wales using the Grandly Geographic Learning on Education City then asking your child to complete a fact file on Purple Mash using the information learnt.

 

All the Year 2 Staff at Audley Infants hope you all enjoyed your Eid celebrations in whatever ways you were able to celebrate. As we start a new half-term we will be having a big focus on the outdoors with our half-term topic 'Parklife'

 

This week's learning (Week beginning 1st June):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: We will start this half-term by focusing on some of the stories of Percy the Park Keeper. This week we will be doing a range of activities that help us focus on the characters within the Percy stories. We will be making predictions, writing diary entries and writing a character description. If you click on the English sub-folder below there will be pdf files that you can open explaining each lesson. 


Maths: We are looking at Statistics this week focusing on how we can arrange data into different types of tables and charts such as: Pictograms, Bar charts, Block Diagrams, Venn Diagrams and Carroll Diagrams. Please access Education City for learn screens to help with your understanding and then complete the activities on there and on Purplemash.

 

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at animals and their habitats around the world. We will start to learn and understand how certain animals adapt to living in their particular habitats. Why do Polar Bears have thick fur? Why do camels have web-feet? It's all to do with their habitats.

 

Geography: As we will not be able to complete are Geography about the local area at this current time, we will be recapping over the work that we did on the United Kingdom earlier this year. This week we will be focusing on England using the Grandly Geographic Learning on Education City then asking your child to complete a fact file on Purple Mash using the information learnt.

All the Year 2 staff hope you all have a lovely Eid with your family and enjoy the half-term holidays in the safest way possible!

 

After half-term we will continue to look at habitats and micro habitats exploring what’s around us and in the wider world. Whilst you are enjoying the sunshine around the outdoor of your home, have a little look for any minibeasts that you can find. Use the sheet in the topic folder to help you make a list for the creatures you hunt. We will start next half-term by looking at Percy the Park Keeper, so if you have some time listen or read some of the Percy stories through YouTube.

This week's learning (Week beginning 18h May):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on looking at writing instructions. Please look at the online learning on Purple Mash and Education City as this will help with the structure. There are some supporting plans looking at recipes, instructing you how to make things through fiction and non-fiction based texts in the English folder. We would like you to write instructions on how to make a biscuit or a chapatti.


Maths: We are looking at measures this week focusing on length and height measuring in centimetres and metres, mass using grams and kilograms and capacity measuring in millilitres and litres.


Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at animals and their habitats. Habitats are the places that they live. We will learn how different animals are suited to their habitats and why they need to live there to survive.

 

DT & Art: We would also like you to try and make a junk model castle using the recyclable materials in your home. The information is in the Topic folder below as well as a video of how to make one. Please send any pictures to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) so that we can post them to our school facebook page.

This week's learning (Week beginning 11th May):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on looking at poems by the famous writer Roald Dahl. There is a daily lesson plan to follow in the English folder below. It will take you through some of his famous poems, some of which are in his poetry book ‘Revolting Rhymes’.


Maths: We are looking at reading analogue clocks, initially telling the time to o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. We will then move on to reading the time in 5 minute intervals. There are some time worksheets in the Maths folder below that you can open and print and online activities on Purple Mash and Education City.

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at the life cycle of a frog and how it grows from being a tadpole. Have a look at the pictures and watch the videos about a frog’s life cycle. Once you have done this try to complete the activities on Education City and Purple Mash.

 

DT & Art:This week we would like you to try and design your own shield using cardboard. If you have, try and paint your shield carefully or color in with felt tips. There is a step by step video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmTJUjSG_PY

 

Please send any pictures to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) so that we can post them to our school facebook page.

Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page

(Please check this page weekly as we will update the videos and activities relevant to our learning.)

 

This week's learning (Week Beginning 4th May):
Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on looking at story writing. There are some activities on Education City that will help you to understand the structure of stories and how to make word choices to fit the type of story. Once you have done those we would like you to read or listen to the story: Storm Castle found here on Oxford Owl (
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?type=book&view=&query=castles) or on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze_Px7G1tu4). Once you have read the story we would like you to plan out the story on the story plan (look in the English folder below), splitting the story into 3 parts: the beginning, middle and end. Once you have planned your story you can write the story a paragraph a day over the week, then reread and edit it when you have finished. You can complete this on Purple Mash or write it on paper. If you do it on paper, please send it to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) so that your teacher can read it and check it.


Maths: We are developing our understanding of subtracting numbers using partitioning looking at subtracting a 2 digit number. Try to remember the methods we have used in class (see below). Then we will be using the inverse (opposite) to answer calculations and solving subtraction word problems. There are some subtraction tasks in the Maths folder below that you can open and print and online activities on Purple Mash and Education City.

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). This week we will be looking at the life cycle of a butterfly. Mrs Wallbank has been growing her own butterflies at home with her children as you can see in the pictures on the Science page. Have a look at the pictures and watch the videos about a butterfly’s life cycle. Once you have done this try to complete the activities on Education City and Purple Mash.

 

DT & Art: We would also like you to try and make a junk model castle using the recyclable materials in your home. The information is in the Topic folder below as well as a video of how to make one. Please send any pictures to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) so that we can post them to our school facebook page.

How to login to Purple Mash
Links to educational websites

Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page

(Please check this page weekly as we will update the videos and activities relevant to our learning.)

 

This week's learning (Week Beginning 27th April):

Below is a list of this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.


Literacy: We are learning all about Knights this week, looking at their jobs, their equipment and why they were important. Watch the videos and read the PowerPoint on Knights to learn more. Then complete the Literacy tasks on Purple Mash and Education City, as well as trying to write yourself a description of the different armour of a Knight.

Maths: We are developing our understanding of adding numbers using partitioning to add two 2 digit numbers and 3 single digit numbers, then solving word problems. There are some addition tasks, in the Maths folder below, that you can open and print and online activities on Purple Mash and Education City.

Science: We are continuing looking at Animals (Including Humans). We move on to looking at things that are living, dead or have never been alive. There is a PowerPoint in the Topic folder. After looking and learning about how you can tell if something is living, dead or never been alive, have a hunt around your back garden, to see if you can find things that fit each category. Once you have done this try to complete the activities on Education City.

 

DT & Art: We would also like you to try and make a junk model castle using the recyclable materials in your home. The information is in the Topic folder below as well as a video of how to make one. Please send any pictures to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) so that we can post them to our school facebook page.

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: There are some great lessons in the folders below for Music, Literacy, Reading Comprehension and Maths that have a home learning video and then instructions to follow. Click on the subject folders below then follow the links.

Castles links, resources and videos

Life in the Middle Ages The Knight

Find out what it was like to be a Knight in the Middle Ages

Medieval Knight

The path to knighthood started at the age of 7. Find out all about how a Knight is trained and their role changes as they get older

This week's learning (Week Beginning 20th April):
We hope you have all enjoyed the Easter holidays the best you possibly can at home with your families! This half-term our focus topic is learning all about Castles. Below is this week's learning that we would follow in the classroom, and where to find the information.


Literacy: We are learning about the different parts of a castle and understanding how they are used to protect the castle. Watch the videos and read the PowerPoint on Castles by clicking the English button below to learn more. Then complete the Literacy tasks on Purple Mash and Education City, as well as trying to write yourself a description of the different parts of a castle.

Maths: We are developing our understanding of place value understanding how to order numbers, partitioning them into Hundreds, Tens and Ones and looking at the value of each digit. There are some place value tasks in the Maths folder below that you can open and print and online activities on Purple Mash and Education City.

Science: We are starting our new Science which is Animals (Including Humans). We will start by looking at how things grow and change. Early in the school year we looked at how humans change when they get older. Try to think about how animals change as they grow. Once you have done this try to complete the activities on Education City.

 

DT & Art: We would also like you to try and make a junk model castle using the recyclable materials in your home. The information is in the Topic folder below as well as a video of how to make one. Please send any pictures to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) so that we can post them to our school facebook page.

Summer Term

Below we have included some links to videos, websites and have included a PowerPoint for information on this half-term’s topic ‘Castles’ 

Try making a mind map to show what you have found out ready to do your writing after the holidays. Why not draw or paint a picture of a castle labeling it to help you remember the parts and their uses.

We hope you all enjoy the Easter holidays, the best way possible in your homes!

 

Please use the link to the left to check Education City (Please remember there are no spaces in your child's username) and below to check Purple Mash as we will be adding home learning tasks for your child to complete. We will be able to monitor the children completing these tasks and give feedback on Purple Mash.

The passwords for these websites will be stuck in the front of your child's homework book.

 

You can access more texts online at https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page this link takes you to the page where children can choose books based on their book band colour. If you are unsure of your child's book band colour, look on the back of their texts.

 

Thank you for your support,

Year 2 teachers.

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