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Summer Term 1 Curriculum Newsletter 2021

YEAR TWO

 

Hello and welcome to Year Two

Giraffes

 

Class Teachers: Mrs Brinkhurst & Miss Bates

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Baskott & Mrs Brooker

 

SUMMER TERM 1 2021

Hi Year 2, hope you are all keeping safe and well? 

We have a very busy term ahead and will take any changes to the school life in our stride.  If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the team either by ringing school or via the following emails:

sbates@vrpsp.co.uk, cbrinkhurst@vrpsp.co.uk, lpetrie@vrpsp.co.uk or cbaskott@vrpsp.couk.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

 

SPACE 

 

ENGLISH :This term we will also be looking at writing a recount about famous explorers like 'Amy Johnson' and narrative writing.  Spellings are issued every week and linked to our handwriting. BBC Bitesize has some fabulous lessons, also a website called Topmarks for punctuation:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/punctuation

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

 

PSHE: 1Decision - Relationships. Bullying and understanding body language.

 

MATHS:  We will be following the White Rose Maths scheme of work. Flashback 4 is part of this and is a a useful resource to help and encourage children to revisit learning facts. 

 

RE: We will be finding out what is the ‘good news’ Christians believe Jesus brings? (Gospel) 

 

READING: We are using Accelerated Reader as well as RWI in class. There are lots of different level e-books to read with tasks to complete on the Oxford Owl home website. You will need to create a login but it is all free:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

RWI: You can continue with your child's RWI learning at home. If you need to know which level your child is at, please ask and we'll let you know. We regularly assess where children are :

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home

 

HANDWRITING: We use Letter-join to practise handwriting in class.   Click the following link for the information video:   https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/videos/homelogin.mp4

You will need User name: gt1117 and password: home

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html

 

SCIENCE: The theme this term is 'Space'. There are lots of fabulous videos, activities, games and quizzes on the following websites. Have fun!

Learn about space, kids information resource about space exploration, provided by www.spacekids.co.uk

Home | NASA Space Place – NASA Science for Kids

Observing Space | Astronomy for Kids | DK Find Out

Solar System for Kids | Solar System Planets | DK Find Out

 

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: This term we will be making space buggies by using axles and wheels.

 

HISTORY: The theme this term is 'Flights, journeys and transport' we will be finding out about pioneers and explorers.

 

GEOGRAPHY: The theme this term is 'UK cities and Europe'

An Example of Continuous Provision in Y2

ACCELERATED READING

 

The children are enrolled on Accelerated Reader which provides comprehension quizzes.  The results of these can be viewed at home.

Children use a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, and you to share information about children's progress in Accelerated Reader.  You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. Children have been given their user names and passwords.  To log in to Renaissance Home Connect Website:

 

https://Ukhosted102.renlearn.co.uk/2236540/HomeConnect

 

If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link.

I have had a couple of questions about logging on from home.  First - this is definitely possible, they can do quizzes and children can also use myON e-book library and daily myON News service - freely available for the duration of the closures. It will allow pupils to access at home, on tablet and laptop, an e-library of over 7000 books. Children can browse through books on myON. Once they have read the book, they can then log into your schools Renaissance site and click the Accelerated Reader tile. They can then search for the book and take a quiz. Please note that not all books on myON are quizzed.
  
https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html 

The address to use to get to AR is: https://ukhosted102.renlearn.co.uk/2236540/default.aspx

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