Hello and welcome to Year Two
Class Teachers: Miss Bates & Miss Riddell
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Baskott
AUTUMN TERM 1 2021
Hi and welcome to Year 2, hope you had a great summer holidays and you are all keeping safe and well?
We are looking forward to getting to know you all and to get started with our learning!
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:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS
ENGLISH :This term we will also be looking at writing a narrative based upon 'Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets' by Jeanne Willis. We will also be writing non-fiction explanation texts based upon our Science topic. Spellings are issued every week and linked to our handwriting. BBC Bitesize has some fabulous lessons, also a website called Topmarks for punctuation:
PSHE: 1Decision - Keeping and staying safe.
MATHS: We will be following the White Rose Maths scheme of work. The main topics will be Place Value and Addition ad Subtraction. 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 following the Plymouth Agreed Syllabus for RE. The unit this term is the first of a two part unit 'Who is Muslim and how do they live?
READING: We are using RWI in class to support reading, but also some children will use Accelerated Reader. Children will be assessed to see if they can access this. 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:
RWI: These lessons take place everyday. You are able to consolidate 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 :
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
SCIENCE: The theme this term is 'Animals, including Humans'. There are lots of fabulous videos, activities, games and quizzes on the following websites. Have fun!
HISTORY: The theme this term is 'All about me' which looks at personal history.
ART: This term we will be looking at drawing techniques.
COMPUTING: This term we will be looking at coding
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:
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.
The address to use to get to AR is: https://ukhosted102.renlearn.co.uk/2236540/default.aspx