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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two!

Croeso i Flwyddyn Dau!

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Year 2 our class teachers are Mrs Perrins and Miss Dawe and our teaching assistant is Mrs Matthews.

We have lots of fun learning in Year 2 and enjoy planning our lessons during 'Busy Bee' planning time where we share our 'pupil voice'.

 

Class Information

 

Spellings

Pupils will have their spelling tests every Friday. Please practise your child's spellings with them every day and they will be sent home with new spellings on a Friday.

 

Physical Development

PE kit to be worn on a Monday. Please wear joggers or leggins. We are doing PE outside weather permitting.

 

Context for Learning.

Autumn 1 and 2 .

Long, Long Ago - Transport.

Our context for Autumn Term 1 is 'Long, Long Ago - Transport'. We are going to be learning about various modes of transport and looking at how transport has changed over time. Our role play area is a Space Station/Gorsaf Gofod. We will be learning about the history of Fire Engines and The Great Fire of London and visiting Roath Fire Station. We are all very excited about this context!.

 

Spring 1

Proud to be Welsh

Our context for Spring Term 1 is 'Proud to be Welsh'. We are going to be learning about Pentwyn and Pendine and comparing similarities and differences between the two places. We will be going on a walk around Pentwyn and recording what buildings we can see. We can't wait to plan and create an iMovie all about Pentwyn. We will also be learning about the Six Nations, the Welsh rugby team and the Principality Stadium. We will be studying the artist Gayle Rogers who is well known for her art work of famous Welsh landmarks and for the last week of term we will be cooking and tasting traditional Welsh food. Our role play area for this half term is 'Tea by the Sea/Tê ar lan y môr' which is Mrs Gray-Thomas' Mum's cafe in Pendine. Group 2 will be attending Forest School sessions once a week this half term, and they can't wait!

 

Spring 2

Tomorrow's World - The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch.

Our context for Spring Term 2 is 'Tomorrow's World - The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. We are going to be basing our learning around the story of 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. To kick start the context we will be going on a trip to 'Techniquest' to explore the STEM activities and to watch a 'Splendiferous Science' show based on Roald Dahl books, which is a fantastic link to Curriculum Cymreig. We are going to be learning lots of skills such as using speech marks, synonyms for 'said' and describing good and bad characters to help us create our own version story. We will continue our Welsh learning about the weather and clothes but also include colours of clothing and the seasons. We will be learning about estimating and measuring length and weight and partitioning numbers in our mathematics and numeracy lessons. We are also very excited to be creating our own 'Sea Scape' music pieces. Our role play area will continue to be 'Tea by the Sea/Tê ar lan y môr' but Year 2 have decided that they would like to create a large Lighthouse and some seagulls and even a basket on a rope to include in there, just like in the story 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'.

Parent guide to accessing Hwb from home

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Student View Google Classroom - Basic Intro

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and pupils. Your teacher will create an online classroom and invite your child to the class or sent a code out via School. As well as using Google Classroom to complete tasks within school –we will create and assign homework tasks via Google Classroom too! Your child has their own username and password - they can access Google Classroom via the internet on any device. This video is basic introduction to the Student's View of Google Classroom.

Class Trip to Roath Fire Station

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Home Learning Tasks

 

Do dough disco everyday! The link is below. If you don't have any play dough just get your fingers moving to help improve your fine motor skills and pencil control.

 

Joe Wicks will keep you active, click on his youtube link below and join in at 9:00 a.m every day.

 

Read, read, read! Reading is so important and it's one of my favourite things to do. Read your home reading book, your key word cards and any other story books that you have at home. I can't wait to hear all about the books that you have been reading.

 

Can you log on to you Hwb account using your username and password.

 

Click on J2e (Just to easy), then onto Jit 5.

 

Using the 'write' tool. Can you type about some of the activities that you have done at home so far and save it so that I can have a look from home?

 

You need to remember to keep practising your Big Maths CLIC tests that you took home with you, these are also available on the link below.

 

Practise counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and adding and subtracting two, 2 digit numbers (e.g. 32+45=77, 65-23=42) Remember to partition your numbers to help you.

 

Remember to log into Google Classroom using your Hwb details and your Google Classroom code for your weekly tasks. If you have any difficulties with this then please email StaffB5@hwbcymru.net and we will try our best to help you log in.

Stay Safe.

Mrs Gray-Thomas.

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