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Click on the links above to see the work set by your teachers. New work will be added each week. Please email us with any questions. We are still here to help you. Stay Safe!

Home learning

Thank you to Hussian and Callum for sending me some oft their work. It's lovely to see what you have been up to. Keep up the good work boys.
Thank you Riley for sharing your wonderful work. I love the poem about your teacher! Beautiful and likes rice. It must be about me?
Thank you to Lilly-Bow and her a Mommy for sending us some of her brilliant English work. 

Online Classroom from Oak National Academy

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#schedule

 

By following the above hyperlink you will have access to 3 online lessons a day for your child (an English, a Maths and a foundation lesson). The lessons come with videos from teachers, quizzes and activities to keep learning moving forward.

 

Freddie and I enjoyed a few different activities during the Easter break. We became scientists one of the days and had fun creating a lava lamp. What is the scientific process and how does it work?

It is an easy experiment and you don't need many materials. Here is what you need, step by step instructions of how to make the lava lamp and a worksheet to fill out as you go through each stage of the process.

Hi Year 2,

 

Hope you all had a lovely Easter break in the sunshine and didn't eat too many chocolate eggs!!wink What lovely news Miss Byrne has shared with us about the safe arrival of her beautiful baby boy. My little boy Brodie turned one last week. We enjoyed a lovely family day opening presents, eating birthday cake and party food and finished it off with a lovely walk in our local woods. A parent from a local school had put lots of different bear pictures on trees. Freddie enjoyed finding the bears on his bear hunt.

Hi Year 2,
 

It’s Miss Byrne here. I hope you’re all doing well and keeping safe in your homes. 
 

I thought I’d post a little message to let you know that the baby has arrived! Oliver Robinson was born on Friday 10th April at 11 o’clock at night. He was a big baby, weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces.  
 

We are both doing really well and enjoying lots of alone time filled with love and snuggles, but there’s nothing he’d love more than a hug from his Grandmas and Grandads. Hopefully this nasty virus soon goes so that he can. Everybody just needs to make sure they stay at home and keep their distance away from people.
 

If you’d like to send me an email with any questions or even if you’d like to draw Ollie a picture and send it to me, my email is a.byrne@woodgate.bham.sch.uk. We’d love to hear from you! 
 

Sending lots of love,

Miss Byrne x

Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler giving good advice

Want to see the caterpillars everyday? 
Go to the ‘home learning’ tab in the class pages section. 

Got a question? Want to share your work?

Email Mrs Peake 

s.peake@woodgate.bham.sch.uk

 

I’d love to hear from you all xxx

Hello Yr 2,

 

Hope you're all keeping well. If you would like to contact me with any questions or to show me the lovely activities you have been doing then my email address is:

l.held@woodgate.bham.sch.uk.

 

Look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Stay safe and remember to wash those hands.

 

Mrs Held xxx

 

More science activities

During our last science lesson, we planted seeds and bulbs. These have been moved to Year 2's raised gardening bed so that they will be watered by the rain whilst we are not a school.

 

Following on from Mrs Peake's idea of drawing the lifecycle of a butterfly, research the lifecycle of a bean seed.  Draw diagrams and label.

The life cycle of a bean

Day 2

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They are already much bigger and moving around a lot more.

Jack’s Challenge 31.3.20 Can you draw the life cycle of a butterfly?

Baby Caterpillars 🐛

Day 1 30.3.20

Today we were very lucky to have 5 baby caterpillars delivered to our house. Click the home learning tab on the previous page to see how they are getting on.

Science Activities

Hi Year 2. Hope you are all well. I will be adding science activities to your class page over the coming weeks.  If you want to contact me , this is my email c.tabberner@woodgate.bham.sch.uk

Missing you all. heart

Mrs Tabberner

Rainbow Walking Water

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This science activity looks cool and super easy to do! It links in nicely with the rainbow theme at the moment. I am going to try this with Freddie next week and will upload some pictures for you to see.
Questions to think about:
What is happening now? Why do you think the colours are changing? Why might the water be able to move up against gravity like that? How long did it take for the water to start 'walking' up the paper towels?

Children are not only painting rainbows to make people smile but also placing bears in their front windows too. Have you done this yet? How many bears have you spotted on your walks? Send me your pictures.

Some classes covering all of the curriculum subjects

I am going to use the live zoo experience this week for my focus. Here are a few ideas I'm going to get Freddie to do each day.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams

Chester Zoo website has also got some live videos. Here are some questions for you to think about:

What animals did you see?

What was your favourite animal?

What was an interesting fact you learnt?

Describe your favourite animal.

Draw your favourite animal.

 

 

Here are a few websites you might like:

 

Themathsfactor.com (Carol Vordeman)

www.spellingcity.com (missing letters, hang mouse etc)

www.sciencekids.co.n2 (fun experiments)

artprojectsforkids.org  (lots of art activities and ideas for children)

Mrs Held

My little boy Freddie enjoyed creating shadow animals in the sunshine last week. We are due more sunshine during the Easter weekend. I look forward to seeing your lovely creations soon.

Mrs Held

Challenge update

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Here is Jack’s house and Issy’s robot (called Bob) that they made for yesterday’s challenge. What did you make? Send me an email and let me know. A photo would be brilliant.

Isabel’s Challenge 26.3.2020

Have a look around your house for any cardboard boxes or bits of recycling you could use to make

something brand new. 
 

What could you build?

Jack’s Challenge 24.3.2020

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How many ways can you make the number 14?

Get your rainbows shining!

Hello Year 2,

 

We are missing you all very much. Make sure you are reading everyday! Have you listened to any of the free David Walliams audio books yet? 
 

Do you like the rainbows that Isabel and Jack have made for their window? Have a go at making one yourself. All the brave people going to work in hospitals, schools, banks and supermarkets can see them on their way to work. It makes everyone feel happy. 
 

Over the next few days Jack (who is in year 2 too) will be posting some challenges for you, so make sure you keep checking this page. 
 

Lots of love to you all,

Mrs Peake 

Extra Activities

P.E.

Join in with the Joe Wicks online daily P.E. workout, starting at 9 a.m. every morning. Visit The Body Coach TV using the website link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Audio Books

David Walliams will be releasing a free audio story each day for the next 30 days to help keep children entertained. This can be accessed using the link below:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Writing Competitions

Go Ape

Returning for a fourth year running, Go Ape are encouraging all young adventurers to get creative both in and out of the classroom.

From World Book Day (5th March 2020) until 19th April 2020, Go Ape are asking schools and parents to get their students/children involved in the hope of winning some fab prizes for them and their class - including a class trip to Go Ape!

Visit the link below to find out more:

https://goape.co.uk/groups/schools/adventure-stories

Poetry of Science 2020

Can you write a terrific scientific poem? Then enter the IF Oxford 2020 Poetry of Science Competition for a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

Visit the link below to find out more:

https://if-oxford.com/poetry-competition/

Wild about Writing

Write a story about the natural environment. 500 word entries.

Visit the link below to find out more:

https://wildaboutwriting.org.uk/

 

Oxford Owl

A great website for creative writing, reading, mathematics and other kids’ activities. This website features online interactive games that will make learning fun and the time pass quickly.

Visit the link below to find out more:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Welcome to Year 2!
 
Mrs Peake (2P)    Miss Byrne (2B)
Miss Wronska     Miss Hinds

                    Mrs Bradford

Mrs Tew teaches Science on a Thursday afternoon.

 

 
Here you will be able to find out about the recent projects and activities we have been involved in.

Art and History

 

Year 2 have just finished their History topic 'History Makers', where they studied King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. To celebrate the end, they were assigned the task of creating a castle for them to live in. The material they used was clay. They had to remember to include some of the features they had learned about, such as ramparts, portcullis and arrow loops. Here are some pictures of the making in action and end products.

Spring Term

 

This term we have made a roaring start, diving straight into our topics. Our History topic is 'History Makers'. We already know a lot about Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. We have made a lot of cross curricular links in our English lessons and we even had a visit from Anne Boleyn herself where we had the opportunity to ask her some questions. 

 

Our RE work has been focuses on Buddhism as it has been World Religion Week. We retold the origin story and learned that the powerful figure for Buddhists is Buddha (meaning teacher). We've explored the different Buddhism festivals and made a Vesak lantern.

 

Our PSHE topic is titled 'Deams and Goals'. We understand many key words such as goals, ambitions, achievements and successes. We've discussed our goals and how we are going to achieve them. Also we have thought about our achievements in and out of school.

Geography

Our geography topic this term is Weather. In the first lesson, we discussed all the different types of weather we experience in England and then we looked at ways to measure each weather type. To measure how windy it is, some people have wind chimes in their garden. We made our own wind chimes using paper cups, ribbon and foam shapes. Even though our es didn't make a noise, we could still explain how windy it was depending on how much our wind chimes were moving. When we went outside, it wasn't very windy as the chimes weren't moving much. At some points, it wasn't windy at all so they were completely still.

Book Fair

Our visitor taught us how to make Indian chipatis
There were some amazing books to choose from

Homework

 

Maths homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in on the following week.

 

Spelling tests are done on a Friday morning. Every Friday, your child will have a new list of spellings to learn at home.

PE Kit

 

Year 2's PE days are on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school everyday as sometimes our PE slots may change. A full PE kit is a red t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. We do not allow children to wear pumps during PE so please ensure your child has trainers.

 

No jewellery is allowed in PE. This also includes studded earrings. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, then please send them in with plasters to cover them up.

 

 For Dance and Gymnastics, children will have bare feet. If your child is unable to do PE in bare feet, please send in a letter. If the child does not have the correct PE kit, they will not be able to take part in the lesson for health and safety reasons.

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