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Welcome to Red Kites’ Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Fulford

 

 

Welcome to Year 2.

Due to current circumstances, schools have unfortunately closed their doors for the time being. I know my Red Kites are hard workers though, so this page is your opportunity to show off what you have been doing to everyone! To keep up with the fantastic learning we have done so far this year, please see the Home Learning Grids we have emailed to you, or find them above. If you or your child are keen to further learning, there are resources available linked to what we would normally be doing in school. 

 

White Rose Maths are giving daily maths lessons complete with activities and videos. You can find the link here: 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

The BBC are also producing some activities linked to White Rose, as above. You can find the link for these here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

For more structured English lessons, we use The Write Stuff in school. The creator of this scheme, Jane Considine, is offering daily sessions to encourage children with their writing. You can find the link explaining how this will work here:

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

 

If you wish to get involved with her lessons, make sure you suscribe to her channel to get the daily videos.

 

Please also use this time to allow your child to read whatever they are interested in or use the great website:

 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Ask your child to answer three questions based on what they have read. We use the characters 'Retrieval Rex (finds answers in the text and retrieves them), 'Vocabulary Victor' (picks out words and finds out what they mean/synonyms), 'Predicting Pippa' (looks into the future to predict what might happen next), 'Sequencing Suki' (orders events) and 'Inference Iggy' (uses clues to answer how/why questions).

Some great activities here:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/literacy/reading/totally-pawsome-reading-gang-reading-english-key-stage-1

 

There is also a timetable above with a range of daily activities/lessons such as dance, sign language and story time.

Home Learning Pictures

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Bella has made a lava lamp! A super experiment and brilliant for mindfulness too. Well done Bella!
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Charlotte has been very busy! She has been practising her gymnastics, doing some crafting and some fantastic writing. She has also been celebrating her birthday! We hope you had a super birthday Charlotte - keep up the hard work!
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These gorgeous pictures were made by Smiti. I love the detail in the pencil drawing, and she has done some amazing shading too! I wonder if anybody else has made some rainbow pictures for their windows?
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Joseph has been creating a carnival and making some doughnuts! They look yummy, Joseph.
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Abbey has been planting some sunflower seeds! I can't wait to see how big they grow. She has also been doing her sandwich challenge - not an easy task with a broken arm but it looks fab Abbey!
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Charlotte has been decorating Easter eggs! They look brilliant Charlotte, I love the patterns you have used.
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Lucy has been busy completing these HUGE jigsaw! I wonder if you can spot what it's about?
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Ruby has been practising her cycling! Well done Ruby, it's great to see that you're using this time to get better at something tricky. Along the way, they spotted some gorgeous lambs and sheep. I wonder if anyone else has seen some animals when they have been exercising? 
Ellie has been busy doing lots of Easter crafting, as well as building dens and looking after her sunflowers. Well done Ellie!
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I think we've got a chef in the making! Arthur has made a melon milkshake, and designed an amazing pizza toastie! I think I'd like the recipe for those - yum. He has also been joining in with Joe Wicks for Fancy Dress Friday...I wonder if anyone else has? Let's see your costumes!
I am loving these science experiments Arun - I might try a couple myself! It's great to see that you're also keeping active and reading to your little brother, that's such a lovely thing to do. Keep up the good work!
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Freddie has been gardening! Keep looking after those plants - I can't wait to see what they grow into. 
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Arthur has been learning about the different landmarks in the U.K. He then put them onto a biscuit! I wonder which landmark was the tastiest...?
It looks like Elsie's been making the most of the sunshine! How gorgeous is that pony? The pile of rubble that Elsie is sitting on will be her bedroom one day. How exciting!
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I love that so many of you have had a go at my seed challenge! These are Ava's efforts. They are growing so well Ava - keep looking after them! I heard that the flowers were picked for me too, so thank you very much. They are absolutely beautiful!
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This week Arthur has been recreating some famous paintings. I love this idea Arthur, very creative!
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Bella's been doing some learning about minibeasts. She has written some super sentences about caterpillars and drawn a beautiful butterfly to go with it. Well done Bella!
Heidi is turning into a domestic goddess at home! Here she is with her fantastic plants and helping to put out the washing. She has also set up a shop to help with her maths. Great work Heidi, keep it up!
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Jishnu has just sent me his fantastic set of instructions for planting coriander seeds. This is so clear and neat Jishnu, well done! Your diagram is also super!
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Wasn't VE day last Friday such a beautiful, sunny day? Here's Arun enjoying it. He had fun learning about what VE day is, then made bunting and gliders to celebrate it. The slip and slide mat looks like great fun too!
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Here's Elise with her den challenge! I am so impressed that you made and decorated the whole thing yourself, it looks beautiful. I especially like the dreamcatcher! 

General Information

Reading

In Year 2 we work on key skills daily, as well as encouraging reading for pleasure. We also encourage the children to change their books as often as needed by placing their book in the 'Please change my book' box. Please enjoy reading the home reader together and initial in the comments section of your child’s planner.

 

Phonics and Spelling

Continuing from Year1, Year2 have a daily phonics input. Each Monday they have a spelling quiz based on the weeks learning.

 

Mental Maths

Each Monday the children will have a mental maths quiz alongside their spelling quiz.

 

P.E.

Our P.E. day is Thursday – this term we will be focusing on dance.

 

Library

Our library day is Friday. If any parents are able to volunteer to assist with this, then please contact the office or Miss Fulford.

We have been using practical resources to help us understand how numbers are formed. As you can see, we had lots of fun doing it!

World Mental Health Day

We had a very exciting World Mental Heath Day. We were taught yoga and breathing exercises, alongside lots of class discussion about why this is important.

Super Science!

The Red Kites were lucky enough to visit the Christmas market this year! We had so much fun meeting Santa and his reindeer.

Liz Million Visit

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We were lucky enough to have the fabulous author and illustrator, Liz Million, visit us to kick off our Book Week celebrations. She taught us how to draw our own mythical creatures, and gave us lots of tips about how to be an amazing author. 
Our school is currently closed to the majority of pupils. Please contact us by email if required admin@oatlandsinf.ycway.uk
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