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Year 2 Overview

At Caen we have two  Year 2 classes, taught by Mr Preston and Miss Read. The children will also be taught weekly by Mr Harvey for computing and Miss Fogarty for PE. You can download the current term's learning overview below.

For maths the school is planning using the White Rose scheme of work ( https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ ) and teachers also use a variety of other resources such as Nrich ( http://nrich.maths.org ) and the National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics ( http://www.nctem.org.uk ). These sites all have free to download resources and materials should parents be interested and all the White Rose Maths materials are free to download. On the Nrich site you can search by maths topic or age. Furthermore all children have their own Times Table Rock Stars login - please do use daily. We also have access to My Maths ( https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ ). The school login is: Braunton1 and the password is: tangent296. There are lessons and games for all stages and levels - just ensure that the curriculum drop down menu (left-hand side) is set to 'English National Curriuculum'.

For reading we encourage children to challenge themselves with the Pie Corbett Reading Spine. Pie Corbett is recognised as one of the pre-eminent educationalists with regards to literacy and he has selected appropriate books for every age group. These can be found on the Scholastic site here: https://www.scholastic.co.uk/piecorbett/resources . Below we have also included recommended reads for each year group - these are all high quality texts that will give your child a rich and varied diet. Oxford Owl have opened up their online reading platform for all here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ . Devon Libraries has a a wealth of ebooks and they can be found here: https://librariesunlimited.overdrive.com/ .

For fun science quizes that are linked to the curriculum please see: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/science/

If you would like any further information about the curriculum please make an appointment to see your child's teacher in the first instance.

Year 2 Home Learning Overview

Due to the school closures that are currently taking place we have put together a list of activities and links to best support your child's learning at home.

Maths -  we now have access to the White Rose Home learning and MyMaths schemes of work. Please find more information on how to access/use below.  

English - please work through the attached workbook.

History - our history topic this half term is The Victorians. Below is a cross curricular activity grid with points to be gained for each activity. How many points can you earn?

Computing - Mr Harvey has put together some computing activities for you to try at home. https://caen.devon.sch.uk/devon/primary/caen/arenas/websitecontent/web/20200324-home_learning_year_2(2).pdf 

Other usful websites are: https://www.codeforlife.education/rapidrouter/           https://studio.code.org/s/starwarsblocks/stage/1/puzzle/1     

 Art - we are taking part in a whole school art project called Take One Picture. On the school website, under curriculum, Art, there is a brief outline of what it's about and a Power Point of the project with learning ideas for the children to do.

Science - below are a number of activities and useful websites related to our current science topic.

Modern Foreign languages - our language of the month is Thai. If you could look up a few phrases to learn at home that would be great!  Newbury Park Primary School has a fantastic language of the month page where you can learn words and phrases from a variety of different languages from around the world. https://www.newburyparkschool.net/lotm/index.html

Physical Education - GoNoodle has a range of mindfulness, danceand yoga activities for children that can be done at home.  https://family.gonoodle.com/ Joe Wicks also has a range of work out videos for children on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w 

We hope to see all the children very soon and we hope that you and your family stay safe and well during this difficult time. 

Many thanks,

Mr Preston & Miss Read. 

Home Learning 6/7/20

Home learning 29/6/20

Morning Starters

If you wish to begin the day with a maths morning starter (like we do in the classroom), please use the documents below.

Maths Home Learning

White Rose Home learning https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ Follow the link to the website. Each lesson consists of both a teaching video and activity. Please find the worksheets below. We suggest that you watch the video with your child and get your child to complete the learning activity independently or with help from an adult. 

MyMaths We also have access to MyMaths online which can be accessed here: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login . You will need to login using username: Braunton1 password: tangent296. This is a great resource with plenty of interactive activities for you to use at home. We suggest that you use this resource alongside the White Rose Home Learning.

Greater Depth Maths If your child is working at a Greater Depth for Maths please use this document by NCETM for Mastery style questions based on the Year 2 National Curriculum. The questions are challenging and require children to use their problem solving and reasoning skills to develop their overall mathematical fluency.

History Home learning 18/5/20 - 22/5/20

English Home Learning

Reading - read every day and record it in your reading journal. At least once a week, think of a question for someone to answer about your book. Note down any interesting/unfamiliar vocabulary in your reading journal and use a dictionary or ask and adult to look up their meaning.

The Oxford Owl website https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk has a range of reading, writing and maths resources which are free for parents and children.  A reminder of our book band colours: red, yellow, blue, green, orange, turquoise, purple, gold, white, lime. Just login using the My class login: year2caen  Password: year2

Y2 History Home Learning

For the first half of the Summer term our topic is the Victorians. We have created a cross curricular grid with a number of activities and ideas of learning that you can do at home. Remember there are points to be gained! Please let us know how you get on with the activities. We have also attached a number of resources that you can use below. We hope that you will enjoy this topic! 

Y2 Science Home Learning

Our topic this half term is Plants.

  •  How do seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants?
  • How are seeds dispersed?
  • What do plants need to grow and stay healthy?

The BBC Bitesize website has some great videos to use as a starting point. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd

Explorify have a wealth of games/activities/videos and is free to sign up to. https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

The Royal Horticultural Society has a range of projects/information/activities related to plants. https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources

Below are some activities which can be completed at home.

In addition, here are some links to some exciting scientific activities you can carry out at home.

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/25416/do-try-home STEM website with 'Try at home' challenges.

https://sites.google.com/view/carolekenrick/science-at-home?authuser=0  is a list of home learning websites, activities etc.

https://sciencedipity.co.uk/6-super-easy-science-experiments-free-download/  sciencedipity have a free downloadable pdf with 6 at-home science experiments. 

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