Year 2 2020 - 2021

Mrs Holmes

Mrs Hardy

Welcome to Year 2

The children have had a fabulous year in Year 2 so far.  We are very pleased with their hard work, persistence and determination to do well as we continue to develop our growth mindset at St Matthew's.

UPDATES:

Class Dojo - Please continue to contact us on Class Dojo with any messages to help support social distancing in school.  We check Dojo every day and will endeavour to reply as soon as we can.  We also love seeing pics of the children busy at home so keep your photos coming - we share these with the children at school too.

Please continue to support your child at home reading daily.  There are lots of games and resources available on the internet to make it fun too - see below.

As always if you have any questions or queries please let us know.

The Year Two Team 

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Learning at home

Please remember, where possible, learning should be fun and enjoyable and can happen in lots of different multisensory ways...build keywords using Lego; act out a story using soft toys; play bingo; hunt for hidden letters around the home....learning is possible anywhere!

Useful websites for additional learning at home

Children love to use ICT and aren't always aware they are learning when using a tablet or phone.  We have compiled a list of a few favourite websites we enjoy using in Year Two that your child may find engaging at home.

Phonics

These are really useful to give them a little bit of extra practise in a fun and engaging way.....

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-3

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

Practise your phonics skills with read along stories  http://www.starfall.com

English

Do some physical exercise as well as learning grammar and spelling http://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Activities linked to stories, go 'into the book' to play games and practise reading strategies  http://www.reading.ecb.org

Read, play games and hang out with Dr Seuss and friends  http://www.seussville.com

Practise maths and reading skills  http://www.abcya.com

Play games while practising maths and reading skills  http://www.funbrain.com

Teach Your Monster to Read - A FREE App - you would normally pay for this but it is currently free and is a great way to practise phonics skills.

Maths

This year we are progressing to column addition and subtraction.  Any support with mental addition and subtraction would help children to increase their speed and accuracy when learning this new skill. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

Please also remember children can practise their Times Tables at home on Times Tables Rock Stars - contact us for your log in details.

Practical maths activities specifically for use at home  http://www.first4maths.co.uk/product/year-2-creative-at-home-free/  plus  http://www.worksheetfun.com

Science

Looking at a variety of animals and their habitats    http://www.switcherrozoo.com

Read, play games and conduct experiments  http://www.highlightskids.com


Websites to support physical activity and wellbeing:

Cosmic Yoga: This is a website the children are used to using in the classroom - we like some calm and quiet time at the end of a busy morning!

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

PE with Joe Wicks: - a great way to start the day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

Make Time 2 Play - a website full of lovely play ideas!

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