Welcome to Year 2
Staff: Mrs. McGorian, Mr. Kendall, Mrs Townson, Mrs. Peacock & Mrs Stephens.
PE for Year 2 is on Wednesday for 2PK and Thursday for 2NM. We ask that PE kits stay in school for the whole half term; we may have additional sessions on other days. If your child is unable to participate, we require a letter from home. Please ensure that your child has a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times.
Spelling homework is an essential part of Year 2 as it reinforces the work undertaken in class. Spellings are given out each Friday and children are tested the following Friday. Children will complete their spelling test in their Malvern Primary School Planner each week.
Reading is a really important part of your child’s development as well as being an amazing journey into new worlds, real and imagined. Ideally, we would like the children to read each evening for a short time. However, we realise that this is not always possible. As a minimum, we ask that the children read at home with an adult at least four times a week. We ask that this reading is noted in their planner. Please write in the planner when your child has finished the book and we will change it the same day.
Children all have access to ‘Reading Eggs’ and are encouraged to use this online activity as often as possible at home. Please record this learning in their Malvern School Planner alongside any other reading at home.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY BRING THEIR READING FOLDER IN EVERY DAY EVEN IF THEY HAVEN’T READ THE NIGHT BEFORE.
We ask children to use our ‘Ideas for Homework’ help sheet to choose two independent learning projects to undertake each half term. This help sheet will be given out at the start of each half term. Details can also be found by scrolling down to the relevant half term.
In addition to these projects, we ask children to complete spelling homework every evening and additional maths and English homework as required. This will be given our on a Friday for completion by the following Friday.
We hope to make homework as fun as possible and hope that you enjoy opportunities to see first hand how your child is progressing on their learning journey.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher at any time to discuss homework if you feel it necessary.
Autumn Term 1:
Our new project is ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’.
Let’s get messy! Muck and mess is good! In fact, it’s mega-marvellous!
Dive in and get your hands and feet all covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.
Pour, mix, stir, splat! How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo?
write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems- there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures!
Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create your own art. what will you make? How will you arrange it?
Don’t worry about the mess… it’ll always wash!
IDEAS FOR HOMEWORK
- Cook something with a grown- up and create a picture record of what you have done. Perhaps you could try one of Roald Dahl’s revolting recipes?
- Take your grown-up shopping and encourage them to try food they’ve never tasted before. Remember to take lots of photographs!
- In the bath, use a measuring jug to measure different amounts of water. Create your own capacity problems and bring them into school four our ‘Let’s Solve It’ board.
- Create your own piece of artwork inspired by Carl Warner using foods that you have at home. Take some photographs of your creation to share in class.
- Set up a melting experiment. Take two or three glasses and fill them with the same number of ice cubes. Put them in different places and see which melts first. Do the ice cubes melt faster when you stir them?
- Compare how long it takes for a sugar lump to dissolve in cold and warm water. How can you record your findings?
- Write a poem with the title ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’ to share in our poetry assembly of a Thursday. Practise reading your poem aloud. Can you recite it from memory?
A look back at previous years in year 2:
Here is some of the work we did in our last project, ‘Land Ahoy!’
We investigated simple lever mechanisms to make moving pictures. Here are 2CB’s pictures. The children were really pleased with how they turned out.
Here are 2PK’s moving pictures. The children had lots of fun making and using the lever mechanism.
In Science we investigated floating and sinking. One of our challenges was to make a ball of plasticine into a shape that floats and could hold some weights.
We created stop animation films. But first we had to make the scenery and the characters!