Welcome to Year 2!
It's been lovely seeing the children skipping back into school and embracing the new normal!
The children have adapted really well to the new procedures in school and understand the need to keep themselves and others safe. Frequent and thorough handwashing has become second nature and they have adapted to the necessary changes without fuss.
We've immersed the children in activities focused on their mental health and well-being this week to ensure they feel happy, safe and secure being back in school and adapt to the change successfully.
We have begun this terms learning journey with a focus on Fairy tales. This is due to following the 'catch up' planning produced by Hampshire that supports us in getting the children's learning back to where it needs to be. In order to ensure the children still have their right to have an opinion, under article 12 of the UNCRC, we have asked the children what kinds of activities they would like to do so that we can still include their ideas and give them some ownership.
In English we will be exploring different Fairy tales through acting, verbally retelling, puppets and role play whilst giving the children opportunities to change the endings to their favourite story. In maths we will be revisiting number, place value and addition and subtraction to secure the children's mathematic foundations and rebuild their confidence.
We will be exploring this topic through cross curricula links in other subjects but our emphasis this half term will be our work in English and maths and we will update you further as the learning journey develops.
There are plenty of activities to keep the children busy with in the current learning pack. The Island Project that has been posted is to go across the next 2 weeks of learning so please don't feel the need to complete everything posted within one week! Look out for our Website Wednesday update on the Facebook page where we will also point you in the direction of some good websites to help support your child's learning at home.
Stay Safe, the Year Two Team x
We have made a new book bingo for you to take part in over the Easter Holidays should you wish to. A letter explaining more about this will be sent to you by the end of the day on Friday 3rd April. Happy reading!
Above is the latest Home Learning Pack 2 for Year 2 Children.
If you haven't done already, please join our new Facebook page where you can ask the class teachers questions about the activities at: Old Basing Year 2 group page
We have now put the Maths Passport guidance on this page for you to work through with your child to know what kinds of mental maths activities you can support them with while they are at home.
Please continue to hear your child read by using their Bug Club logins and passwords which are all currently up to date. Please ask your class teacher to provide you with a replacement password if you have misplaced yours.
Education City has also been recently updated to include relevant topics to the children's learning. Please use your login to access the 'Classwork' section of the website and work through the activities that have been set. We will be updating these regularly so please check in each week.
Stay safe! The Year 2 Team