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Year 2

8th June

Welcome to the Year 2 Class Page!

I hope that you're all following the guidance to keep safe and well.  It's now the second half of the summer term and we are continuing to make sure the work we are planning for you has some structure.  We are still linking the tasks in with the BBC daily lessons wherever we can so follow the link to these on the 'Online links' section.

Our class  BLOG is a safe way for us to keep in touch with each other.  Log on to Purple Mash, select the green "Sharing" icon and then "Shared Blogs" on the top of the menu bar and choose our Y1 class blog.  We would like everybody to blog at least once a week so we can see what you've been up to and check you are all OK.  Full instructions for how to blog are here.


From Miss Marray


Meet your new teacher!

Mr King will be setting up group zoom meetings with other children in your class! It will be a chance to chat with each other before September. Please ensure you have access to zoom and you will get a text message to give you details of the meeting.  You will recieve a Year 3 Newsletter from school but you can also view it by clicking on the link above.

Information for parents

Celebration Assembly - Parents Welcome! | St John's PrimaryRemember to look out for the text link to our Friday celebration assemblies.  What a great opportunity for us all to virtually gather together! (sign up to zoom for free so you can join in.)  You can also view our assemblies on the blog page of Purple mash


PE Lessons & Cross-Curricular Active Learning in Schools | imoves

Funky Pilates with imoves 

Here are just some of the benefits of pilates exercise: Improve motor skills, improve physical literacy, become more mindful, strengthen the core, manage moods .... Follow the 'Funky Pilates ' link and get moving!

Let's Talk About Racea helpful video for children to watch, which discusses what racism is. The story 'Let’s Talk about Race' is also read aloud.

The killing of a black man by a white police officer in America has sparked worldwide protests about racisim. 

At BSM we say "NO!" to racisim. We provide a calm, caring and stimulating environment, where children learn through a wide variety of experiences.  Our children are taught to value and respect the diversity of religions, cultures and customs and to value one another... We are one big family where EVERYONE IS SPECIAL. 


Online Satefy.

Leeds Prevent: Online Safety Information for Parents

'With many of our children currently off school and staying home due to COVID 19 the potential for online exploitation will be at its highest.
Although rare, there is a risk that with increased online activity, feelings of stress and isolation may be exploited. An understanding of digital safety will help parents and carers safeguard loved ones from a range of harms, whether that’s child sexual exploitation, fraud, or extremist influences seeking to radicalise vulnerable people.' 
Click on the Leeds Prevent link above for more essential information.

Other internet safety information: 'There are many fun and interesting things you can do using computers.There are amazing apps, wonderful websites and great games to play on computers. It’s important to make sure they are safe before you use them.'  Use the link below for useful information and games for your children to be reminded about being safe online.  KS1 internet safety.

Also, for those that have it, the safer schools app has plenty of information and advice for parents.

Kids Online Safety - Internet Pledge


Do you want some more maths problem solving activities for your child? Extra addition and subtraction for Y1, Y2 & Y3   Multiplication and division for Y2 & Y3 from Dig1t Maths.  

Do you have younger children at home?  Here is an ebook that is a helpful way to explain and discuss corona virus. The Scared Gang Have to Stay at Home

Free Home Learning Resources CGP educational books have some offers and free worksheets for Y1 -Y6 available through their website.  Click on the link for more information.

Ideas & things to do

Non-Screen activities

This week's maths problem: One minute challenge! What can you do in one minute?  Estimate and then record.  Here are some ideas to start you off:

How many star jumps in one minute?  How many claps in one minute?          How many skips in on minute? (if you have a skipping rope)

Think of more yourself or use these cards to help you.  Remember to estimate before timing yourself to test it out.

Crafty challege: Make a paper plate night-time creature.Nocturnal Animal Crafts and Books - Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris

Create your own animal. Could you combine two of your favourites? What will you call it? Artist Brings His Funny Kids' Drawings to Life with Hilarious Digital Art

Keep in touch!

Please use our class blogging page on Purple mash to keep in touch.  It's a great way we can all keep in contact with each other.

Online links

From 20th April the BBC are providing home learning resources online and on the red button on your TV.  Follow this link.

Oak National Academy are also providing online English, maths and a range of topic lessons.  Even a weekly assembly is accessible, each Thursday!

Here's a great  link  to some puzzles, quizzes and games

Some tasks have been set for you to do on purple mash. Your purple mash login has been stuck into the inside of your exercise book.

During this time, Joe Wicks is holding    LIVE PE LESSONS every Monday-Friday from 9am on his Youtube Channel. Children, get moving and have fun!

GoNoodle'GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!'  Why not try the movement, mindfulness and yoga videos for some fun family time?

Have a go at some phonics games.  For additional practise, Monster Phonics is a scheme that we don't use in school but they have some useful videos, resources and online books that may support your child's learning at home.

Reading & Writing

Challenges for W/C 6.7.20 & 13.7.20:

Talk for Writing (@Talk4Writing) | TwitterHave you ever heard of a Quangle-Wangle?  Well I hope you enjoy finding out more!  Click on the link for your new learning pack.

Don't forget to regularly work on your spellings too! - see the section below.


Digital stories to enjoy:

6.7.20 A Tale of Two Feathers

22.6.20 The Bear Who Came to Babysit.



From now on we are going to be using White Rose Maths week by week.  Click on the link to view the lesson videos and the links below for the worksheets. (From week 3 these should link in with the BBC lessons.)

Challenges for W/C 6.7.20 - 13.7.20:

Summer term week 11: Measurement & Time The lesson worksheets are linked below:

lesson 1 and answers

lesson 2 and answers

lesson 3 and answers

lesson 4 and answers

Summer term week 12: Time The lesson worksheets are linked below:

lesson 1 and answers

lesson 2 and answers

lesson 3 and answers

lesson 4 and answers

Summer term week 10: Measurement The lesson worksheets are linked below:  lesson 1 and answers  lesson 2 and answers  lesson 3 and answers  lesson 4 and answers  

Please click on the 'White Rose Maths' link above, to access the lessons and teaching videos for each week. There will also be a Friday challenge!  If you haven't finished last week's challenges, please complete them before starting on the next week.

Also look in the 'Ideas & things to do' box above to see this week's maths problem.  


Challenges for W/C 6.7.20 & 13.7.20: 

Which materials are reflective?

How are shadows formed?

How can you change the size of a shadow?

Follow the links above, to the Oak National Academy online lessons. 

Your challenges are all on Purple mash.  Login to complete them.  Also use our class blog page to keep in touch.

Are you missing your Friday music sessions? Click on the links below, as Mrs Rivers has some lessons for you!

Lesson 4.

Lesson 2.  

Lesson 1.

Free Free Singing Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art ...

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