All about Year 2

Year 2 Summer Term 2020 & Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Children of Year 2

We hope you are all staying safe and managing to have some fun during this very different and difficult time for everyone. As some of you may have finished the pack Mrs Careford sent home when the school was closed on Friday 20th March and lots of you are working hard on the Purple Mash site, she has put together some more ideas for you. There is a letter from Mrs Careford below with  links to useful websites and also links to some task sheets for you to download and print. If printing at home is not an option for you please send a message via office@oldheath.essex.sch.uk or text 07305 938 237 to say you would like a printed pack. Packs will be available on Monday 20th April from 2pm at the front office if you have pre ordered! Please don't forget to mention your child's name in the email/text so that we can name the envelope and then leave it in the entrance hallway at the front office so you can pick up as part of your daily walk! If you are self isolating as either someone in the household has the virus or you are shielding please let us know and I will see what we are able to manage in the current situation.

At this time Old Heath School along with the rest of the Nation's schools have no idea what is being planned in terms of future opening as being discussed in the news. As soon as we are officially informed and have plans in place to manage reopening I will contact all parents directly via ParentMail.

Many thanks & stay safe!

Amanda Mitchelson

 

Dear Year 2 Children and Parents

In Year 2 this half term, our topic will be 'Space Odyssey'. The key learning areas are:

English; linking in our History work                                               

Researching a famous person involved in 'Space': Neil Armstrong, Valentina Tereshkova for example                                                              

Researching and learning facts about the Solar System  and/or the history of space travel.                                                                                   

Your child can use the internet or information books to find out about famous people and then write a fact file to present their new knowledge.                                                                                                      

A timeline can be created for space travel, label diagrams of the planets with facts about them and design their own imaginary planet!

Maths                                                                                                                

Our maths continues with addition/subtraction, multiplication /division,  fractions, 2D & 3D shapes, time and money and word problems.                                                                                                           

Maths can be very practical including: cooking, using play equipment to count in 2s, 5s and 10s when you are out for a walk ~ house numbers etc, or keeping a tally of how many different vehicles pass the house and the use that information to create a bar chart.

Don't forget online games (Purple Mash) and family board games. The Topmarks website has some great maths games to play.

Science                                                                                                             

Our Science this term is looking at the properties of everyday materials and how they can be change by squashing, squeezing, bending etc. This can be done again through cooking and in the kitchen/bathroom by finding the most suitable material to perform a specific task. For example, which material would be best for keeping a toy dry? Kitchen paper towel or a plastic bag? 

'Year 2 Home Learning Pack 2'

'English Activity Book'

Please keep working on these ideas and Purple Mash if you have access. Keep safe and well!

Mrs B Careford

When you are coming in to pick up packs please can you make sure that if there is anyone in front of you, you give them plenty of space to collect and leave the building before you enter!                                        Thank you very much!