Welcome to Year 2!

The staff in Year 2 are:

Mrs Inman 2I

Miss McCulloch 2M

Mrs Perkins

Mrs Simpson

Covid-19 Support

Please click the following links for support during Covid-19:

Mental Health Support

Children’s Resources

Parents’ Resources

Keeping Active

 

Useful information:

Click here to view the Long Term Overview for Year 2 (2019-2020).

Toast money (50 pence) should be brought into school on Monday for the whole week.

 

Homework and PE Timetable:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
P.E.
Homework due in Homework given out
Spellings given out Spellings to be returned and tested
Reading books to be changed Reading books to be changed Reading books to be changed Reading books to be changed Reading books to be changed

 

Below are your child’s spellings for this week:

Mrs Inman        Miss McCulloch      Mrs Simpson      
wild
climb
most
only
both
old
cold
gold
hold
told
wild
climb
most
only
both
old
cold
gold
hold
told
chief
thief
piece
brief
handkerchief
field
belief
priest
shield
grief
Use this spelling list this week to try to put the words in alphabetical order – remember if they start with the same letter to use the second letter in the word! Good luck! Use this spelling list this week to try to put the words in alphabetical order – remember if they start with the same letter to use the second letter in the word! Good luck! Rules this week: The digraph ‘ie’ making the /ee/ sound as in chief.

 

Year 2 news...

Talking Time Detectives

Can you become talking Time Detectives Year 2?  Find someone in your family, a grandparent, aunt, uncle or your own parents who has time to talk to you about what their classroom was like when they were at school. What did they use to write with? What was up on their classroom walls? Did they read nice, colourful books like we do? Were they able to use an iPad or laptop to do a computer lesson? How did they complete Science experiments?

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Now and Then

Can you compare what schools used to be like around 50 years ago compared to what your school is like today? Perhaps create a grid or a chart, with either pictures or words to show the two eras. You can find out about this on the Internet, using the memories page on our school website (https://merseyparkprimary.co.uk/about-us/memories/) or by asking people you know who were at school then. Find out about school dinners, uniform and the lessons that were taught.


When I was…

As part of our Time Detectives work we would like you to do some speaking to your adults. Can you find out how old you were when you learnt to do each of these things?

  • crawl
  • walk
  • feed yourself
  • dress yourself
  • ride a bike
  • swim
  • brush your teeth
  • talk (and what were your first words?)
  • started school
  • first wrote your name

Now, create a timeline for these key milestone steps you have taken. Keep it neat and make it colourful!


75th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday 8th May marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. This was a huge day in history and we think it is important you understand why. Please watch this clip explaining about VE Day:

What is VE Day?

 

Now complete one of these challenges:

  • The two VE Day 2Dos set on Purple Mash – but they will only be there on Friday!
  • Create some bunting to decorate your house.
  • Discuss with someone in your house why you think it is important to still remember VE Day.

Here’s some bunting designed by one family:

 

Well done to those who completed the VE Day Purple Mash activities. Here’s work from Imogen, Ashton and Jacob:


Celebrating Paper based Work!

As well as the work being done on the Computers and Purple Mash we wanted to celebrate your achievements with paper based activities. So thank you to the children who are sending photographs to us through the school office and who are returning packs to school. Here’s work completed by Evie, Jacob, Joel, Bradley, Ethan, Keeley and Ashton so far!


New Topic: Time Detectives

As we’ve started the Summer term we would have been beginning our new topic of ‘Time Detectives’. Our entry point would have involved two tasks which we are going to ask you to do from home:

  1. Can you create a mosaic vase? A mosaic is an artistic picture or design made out of any materials assembled together. First use a piece of paper or cardboard from a box to cut out a vase shape. Then cut lots of little decorative pieces of coloured paper, wrapping paper, magazines or cereal packets. Finally, glue your vase and arrange these little pieces all over it to create a wonderful mosaic. Top Tip: If you can cut them down so they don’t overlap they will look most effective.
  2. We would have gone on a tour of the school to collect evidence of how old our school is. The evidence would have included a number of pictures. For each of these pictures can you take your time to sketch them – remember a sketch involves using your pencil lightly so you don’t need to rub out. Once you have done your first draft, try watching Austin’s butterfly to remind yourself of how to improve your sketches. Then go away and improve your sketch by doing a second draft.


What amazing Purple Mash work!

Wow Year 2! Miss McCulloch and Mrs Inman are amazed by the work you are completing on Purple Mash. Here is a snapshot of some of the pieces we like. Thank you to Inarah, Evie, George, Poppy, William, Bradley, Kailan, Ethan, Jacob, Noah, Ashton, Alfie, Imogen, Joel, Jorgie, Jacob, Minindu and Isaac for these:


New Islander Family Tree

Your next challenge for the Islander you have created for the Isle of Struay is to create their family tree. Below are a few ideas of ways to display this. Think about why your Islander has moved to the island and how hey are connected to others already on the island.

 


Spring Life – Newts and Frogs

Thank you very much to Evie and her family who have sent through some great photos of frogs, newts and a newt tadpole and a video of a newt that has grown in their garden pond! Enjoy looking at them Year 2.

 

 

What can you find out about newts? What other animals are they most like? What is their ideal habitat? What do they eat? Can you draw their lifecycle?

 


New Islander Factfile

Last week we challenged you to sketch a new Islander for the Isle of Sruay. Can you now use your knowledge of Scotlànd, islands and your imagination to write a factfile about them. Remember to include:

Name

Age

Job

Looks

Personality

Where they live on the island

Why they chose to move to the island

 

Good luck and we look forward to reading about them!