Year 2 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 2.

This is your news and information page for year 2.

Year 5 children have created year group news flash updates to help keep intouch, look at the documents below or click here.

Update further down the page please look. Setting a timetable for home

If parents or children would like to email in to their teachers any activities or new skills they have learnt during this time, or send any pictures or messages to year2@stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk and we can share your activities on your year group page. Please add your class in the subject line of your email please and let us know in your email if you give your permission for the photos to appear on our website. You can find your photos on the 'What Have Year 2 Been Up To?' tab.

 

We recognise that many families will need support with self isolation and home schooling.  Using this page and the tabs below, we have set up home learning links and advice.  Your child's class teacher will also be in touch via your child's class tab.  We are aiming to  provide your child with lots of learning links and ideas. 

In the 'online links' tab, we have set up links to websites and online learning portals that we use in school.  Your child has been sent home with their online logins and passwords for the websites we use in Year 2.  We have also set up links to other pages that will help your child learn at home.  You will also find downloadable home learning packs at the bottom of the 'online links'  page.

They will also be able to read daily and practise their mathematics using their Year 2 home learning mathematics book.

We have also added a poster with 25 ideas to have fun at home without screen time.  We also want to ensure that families and children are looking after their well-being.  Link below takes you to our advice and links page for mental health and well-being:

http://www.stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk/page/managing-your-mental-health-and-well-being-throughout-the-covid-19-outbreak/64243

Remember to visit our pages and check regularly for updates and messages. We have set up an advice page for parents and home schooling.

Each class has a class page specific for them. Please view these pages regularly for updates relating to your child's learning as well as the extra tab for online links for all of Year 2. This will direct you to useful online links that will help you to support your child's learning from home

 

Setting a timetable for home

Parents have asked about how much work children should be doing and possible example timetables. The situation we find ourselves in is quite unprecedented. We are aware of some of the pressures that come with learning at home and want to be able to help in any way we can, rather than add to the load for parents at home. If children want to undertake more, that is also great.

We would encourage that where possible children;

  • be active every day for 30 minutes, try Joe Wicks at 9am every morning,
  • read for 30 minutes a day, you could use oxford owl for reading,
  • work on spelling for 10 minutes and 20 minutes for writing, ideas are on the literacy page of year 2, and spelling shed for spelling,
  • maths work for 30 minutes a day, ideas for activities are on the mathematics page of year 2, in addition there is TT rock stars and sessions on Education City,
  • science and foundation subjects, an afternoon activity of an hour each week. There are ideas for these subjects on the year 2 page,
  • have a go at something new, baking, painting, knitting, a new game etc,

If you have any queries please email your teacher at year2@stgeorges.wirral.sch.uk

 

Here are some useful sites to boost learning at home.

 

Remember to exercise every day

Joe Wicks is putting together some daily videos to keep you active while you are off school. It is important to try and exercise everyday as this is good for your body and your mind.   https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 

 

Daily English lessons with Jane Considine.

Jane Considine is putting together some super stacking English lessons for children of all ages to access from home. All you will need is a pen and paper and log onto her live webinar each day from Monday morning at 9:45am for the Film focus of the day and at 10:30am she will give you your writing task.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs3rCIhtQso

 

Free online books for all children to listen to.

Starting today, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_hm_hb

First Newspaper for Children

Every week we will upload the lastest addition on First News. This is a children's newspaper that we subscribe to in school. The great thing about this newspaper is that every week we will also attach some reading activities and puzzles. The PDF files are attached below. Please note that level 1 is the easier activity (aimed at Y2/3/4) with level 2 being more challenging (aimed at y4/5/6) . Complete the actvities each week as part of your English lesson at  home. If you can't print the sheets off you can record the answers to the questions in your exercise books.

Click here to go to our First News page to access downloads and activities.

Your teachers for this year are;

2A - Mrs.Johnson and Mrs.Wainwright

2B - Miss.Gough-Hughes

2C - Mrs.Malloy and Mrs.Price 

2D - Mrs.Cameron-Ivanov

2E - Mrs.Binks 

Your teaching assistants are;

Mrs.Dagnell, Mrs.Stewart, Mrs.Hewson and Mrs.Staples

RESPECT and Behaviour

During this half term the children will be learning about the word SELF-AWARENESS.

This term our learning hero in year 2 is Nathan Young

 

We will be learning about Nathan Young this term.We will find out about how Nathan demonstrated positivity throughout his journey.

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We will be learning about how to look after our mental health in lots of different ways.

We’re taking steps to be Healthy: Inside and OutPlace2Be is encouraging children, young people and adults to look after their bodies and their minds – and you can join in!

It doesn’t have to be difficult. Our bodies and minds are connected, so simple things that we do to improve our physical wellbeing can help our mental wellbeing too.

Click on the icon below for more information. 

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We also use the Zumos site to help reflection and mediatation. See the following link for information. All children have their own log in stuck in their green spelling books.

https://www.zumos.co.uk/

 

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  • What has been your favourite story this week? why?
  • Describe one of the characters.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.
  • Write down any unusual or tricky words that you have learnt this week.
  • Non-fiction - Write down an interesting fact from your book.

Files to Download

Year 2: St George's News items

Easter Happiness Posters, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Visit from Nathan Young - 2A & 2B, by Miss Gough-Hughes

Year 2: Blog items

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Year 2: Our Gallery items

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Year 2: St George's Calendar items

Promoting Resilience, Respect and Results

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