Year 2 - Mrs Chaffey

  • Meet the staff

    Mrs Chaffey – Class Teacher

    Mrs Martin- Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Etheridge – Teaching Assistant

  • Hello everyone,

    Today would have been the first day of our Summer term. In Year 2 our new topic would be ‘Our World’ looking at the environment and world around us. We were going to be focusing on the ‘Lost words’ by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris. If anyone wants to research this book to find out more that would be fantastic!

    Miss Tailford and Mrs Chaffey will be posting a challenge everyday linked to the ‘Our World’ topic on class dojo. Please if you haven’t signed up already can you do so as it is a great way of keeping in touch! Also the children are earning dojo points for their home learning and we all know Points mean Prizes!!

    All login detail are found in your child’s home learning pack.

    Here is the link if you still need to sign up:

    https://www.classdojo.com/ 

     

    Also BBC Bitesize have launched a new daily video lesson for Year 2. This would be great for you to dip in and out of while at home! A lot of the lessons are ideas we have already covered in year 2 so a great chance to brush up your skills.

    Here is the BBC Bitesize link:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

    Whatever you are doing for learning at home keep going! 

    Also, please keep reading, reading and then reading some more! 

    Most importantly though keep safe, keep smiling and we will see you soon 🙂

    If you need to get in touch for anything please contact us via class dojo!

    Love Mrs Chaffey and Miss Tailford

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    Upcoming Events

    Dear all parents and carers, 
    As we begin our second week of ‘different’ schooling I thought I would drop a short message to reach as many of you as possible. 
     
    As headteacher, balancing what’s best for your children with the welfare of my own children, I totally understand and can appreciate how difficult this week has been. 
     
    Whether you have worked from home, home schooled, been a key worker on the front line or just enjoyed an extra week with your children at home, I hope you’re all staying safe. There is no one size fits all approach to this terrifying situation that we find ourselves in; one day may look totally different to the next, but our biggest aim is to ensure that your children still feel a part of our school community and we will offer support in any way we can.
     
    Your priority must be the health and safety of your family. Any ‘schooling’ or ‘education’ comes second to that and we will be the first to advise you of that. However, for those children still craving some normality and wanting to continue their learning we will continue to offer this advice;
     
    – as we say in school, read, read, read…reading opens the doors to so many possibilities and whether they read alone, to a sibling or listen to you read, any reading will be beneficial
    – we will continue to post challenges / check any work through online means – tapestry, dojo, class pages and seesaw
    – the work books we sent home offer alternative learning
    – a range of art, Science, PE, music links and resources have been shared on our school Facebook page and on many of our website class pages
    – activities you may do as a family are just as important, if not more so, than typical schooling; baking together, enjoying the garden or the one walk a day (whilst practising social distancing of course!), playing board games, talking, playing
     
    There is still a lot of uncertainty around how long these current arrangements will last for. What we do know with certainty is that the Government advice of #stayhomestaysafe is paramount and throughout this time, and when we do return to school, we will continue to support you all as we have done previously. 
     
    If you do need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us, 
    Thankyou, 
    Mrs Haylock 
     

    Dear all children, 
    I hope that you have all enjoyed your extra week at home? If we were still in school, altogether, I’d be looking to do an assembly to talk through what is happening right now as I imagine a lot of you have some worries.
    Please remember that having questions and worries is perfectly normal and a lot of grown ups currently feel the same. 
    We do not know how long we need to be off school for, but we do know, that for the majority of children, being at home is the best and safest thing for now to try and help stop the spread of the virus. We need to all, #stayhomestaysafe.
    All staff in school are missing you lots! If you send your teachers messages through class dojo, Tapestry or Seesaw they would love to hear from you and will try their very best to reply! 
    We’d like to see what you’ve been up to so even if being at home feels different to being in school, you will still be learning – maybe you have done some measuring when you’ve baked, or learnt something about animals from your reading – share it with us and even if you don’t manage to do anything else today, please do some reading! 

    It’s important that you stay fit, healthy and smiley while you’re off school so that when we do return to school we can continue to have lots of fun – please will you do that for me? I hope so!

    So for now, until we can be back in school, enjoy some extra time with your family, stay safe and enjoy whatever you get up to! 

    Keep smiling, 
    From Mrs Haylock

     

    N.B. While we endeavour to keep to these dates, they are subject to change due to some circumstances beyond our control. We will inform you with plenty of notice of any changes of dates.

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    This half term we are learning about…

  • In Year 2 the expectation for homework is that children are to read their reading books every night. As well as this we would like your children to practise their spellings on a daily basis.

    We would also like your children to practise their times tables as this is a very important part of Year 2. There is a link to our Times Tables Rockstar site and Spelling Shed on this page and the login has been sent home with your child.

    Please speak to Mrs Chaffey if you have any questions about this.

  • Spellings will be sent home weekly and these will be the common exception words for Year 2 or words with a common spelling pattern.

      Please encourage your children to practise these at home.

  • Please try and read every night at home with your children and sign their reading records to ensure they receive their reading awards.

    Reading books will be changed on a weekly basis.

      Please ensure your children have their reading books in school everyday.

  • We have P.E on Wednesday and Fridays. Please ensure your child has a full P.E kit in school.

    A full P.E kit should include a white T-shirt, black shorts and either black P.E shoes or trainers.

    Trainers are required during the summer term.

  • Helping your child at home

    Here are a few extra things you could help your child with at home…
    As well as their weekly spellings, these are the words your children need to learn to spell by the end of Year 2. 

    A list of useful websites for maths and English –

    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – useful for playing maths timetables games and number bond games.

    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – a useful website for maths games and English!

    https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/ – A list of fun quizzes for all subjects.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p – A list of educational videos and games for all subjects.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019gl16 – Listen to stories online.

    https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/#!?q=&sortOption=AtoZ&pageNo=1 – Play games or listen to stories online.

    https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ – Download the free Year 2 Home Learning Pack – print it off if you have access to a printer.

    https://www.ictgames.com/ – English and maths games to play online.

    https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ – choose a picture to write a story about or to describe. Click on each picture for a list of questions to answer. Remember to use your neatest writing!

    http://www.pobble365.com/ – Daily writing challenges. Check this website everyday for something new.

    Children also need to know their times tables, don’t forget to go on Rockstar times tables for extra practice!

    https://ttrockstars.com/login 

    https://play.edshed.com/login

     

  • Year 2 Buddies 

    Here are the year 2 buddies. They are very excited to help out on the KS1 yard at lunchtime and playtime. The buddy of the week gets to keep the buddy bear in their classroom for a week as a reward for their hard work!

     

     

  • Our Class Gallery

    Here is our gallery showing some of the exciting things we have been doing.

    We hope you enjoy looking at all our learning!

  • Examples of Work

    Here are some examples of all the interesting and exciting work we have been creating in Year 2.

    We are very proud of everything we do!

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