Farewell to my wonderful Year 2 class of 2021. I have absolutely loved every single minute of teaching this class - they are amazing, beautiful, talented children and I couldn't be more proud of all they have achieved. Have a fantastic summer holiday, you deserve it!
Love Mrs Barnes xxx
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Well I can't believe that we are already in our final term!
The children have come back refreshed and raring to learn. Their attitude and behaviour is outstanding and I couldn't be more proud!
This term our topic is called 'Beachcombers'. We will take a peek into the cool water to learn about the weird and wonderful animals and plants in their microhabitats. We will invent an amazing rock pool resident- what features will it need to survive happily in its watery habitat? Then we will make a 3-D model of our creature. Maybe we can relax in a deckchair and do a little reading. What’s your favourite book about the seashore?
Welcome to the Summer term!
This term our topic is 'The Scented Garden'. Year 2 will be exploring gardens by learning all about plants, flowers and herbs. We will plant a variety of seeds and bulbs and observe how they grow. We will be creating an information book all about our favourite flowers, as well as reading different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and The Enormous Turnip.
Please see below for topic objectives.
Thank you for your continued support with home schooling. The Year 2 staff are so impressed with how much work is being sent in.
Below is the link to the One Drive where you can find the work.
Please use the link below to access high quality music lessons.
Next week's work will be on PowerPoint to avoid the need to print work sheets or collect paper packs from school. If you are unable to access PowerPoint, please get in touch by email:
Welcome to Spring term 2!
This term our topic is called Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. This project teaches the children about design, structure and materials. We will be learning all about why castles were built and how they changed through the ages. We will design our own castle and build it using construction or junk modelling. We will think about the problem with the Three Little Pig's houses and design a fortress to keep them safe.
In English, we will be be reading traditional fairy tales as well as 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne.
In Science, we will learn about tunnelling animals, then become engineers as we investigate different types of bridges and towers.
In computing, we will take a virtual tour of a castle to look at the key features then use Purple Mash to draw a castle.
Later on in the term, we will learn about the ‘Great Escape’ made by allied soldiers from a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War.
I'm sure you will agree, this is an exciting topic and we can't wait to get started with our new learning. I look forward to (hopefully) welcoming all of the children back to school at some point this term.
Well what a difference a week makes! School is closed today due to the snow so I hope you can all get out into the garden for a play. I look forward to seeing pictures of your snow creations.
As always, the work for this week is on the One Drive - use the link above to access.
This week's topic spellings are:
I look forward to seeing you all on the Teams sessions every day at 10.30.
What a glorious day! Perfect weather for getting out in the garden spotting birds. This week's topic spellings are :
The RSPB are running their annual 'Big Garden Birdwatch' from 29th to 31st January. If your child would like to get involved with this study you can find all the information on the RSPB website. Use the link below to print off a bird identification tally sheet.
I look forward to hearing about all the birds that the children have spotted in the garden.
Happy bird watching!
Thank you so much for all the photographs of work that you have been sending in. I'm so proud of the children, they have adjusted so well to home schooling this time and I can't thank you enough for the support you are giving.
I have tried to keep the timetable similar to what I had planned for this term, which includes some rather messy science and art lessons. Please don't feel that you need to buy anything, just use what you already have at home. Any lessons which get missed can be taught when the children return to school so no child will miss out.
I have uploaded a video message onto the One Drive for the children to watch.
Please email with any queries or concerns.
Good morning parents,
Well what a horrid start to the New Year! I can't tell you how upset I am that we are, once again, in lockdown. I know the children were excited to start our new topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures but I am hoping that some of the activities you will be able to complete at home so that the children don't miss out too much.
Each week, I will prepare a timetable with English, maths and a topic lesson for the children to complete. Any links to websites will be included on the timetable. There will be folders for each day containing worksheets along with PowerPoint presentations to support the learning. Please do not worry if you can't access PowerPoint or do not have a printer. The children can still learn through teaching videos online and perhaps you could quiz them or do some practical activities to support the new learning. I will send ideas for practical activities as the term moves along. Paper work packs will be available to collect from school each week or I can deliver them if you are shielding. If you do collect a paper work pack please still look at the timetable each day as the video links will help your child to learn.
I am available to answer any queries or concerns but please bear in mind that I am in school teaching the key worker group some days so may not reply straight away. If you need to speak to me urgently please phone school and leave a message for me.
I am in the process of setting up a folder which will contain all the lesson plans and you can use this to submit any work for me to see. Alternatively, please take photos and email them to me so that I can see exactly what work your child has completed. Hopefully, the work can be completed with minimal input from parents but the children may need help to find it and access web links etc.
I will hopefully upload a video message for the children to view later today.
I wish you all the best with home schooling, I know it is not easy!
Good morning Year 2 children and parents. What a shame we aren't able to enjoy the last day of term together! At least we had a lovely day yesterday watching the pantomime and enjoying Christmas activities. I'm so pleased that we were able to send presents, cards and decorations home yesterday.
As it is still officially a school day, I have set some work for the children. The first task is counting money. Please copy and paste the link below into Google to watch a teaching video and then you can choose to either print off the corresponding worksheets or do some practical counting of money with your child.
Ask your child to tell you all about what happened in Mog's house on Christmas morning then watch the video together to see if they remembered all the details.
If you have any queries or concerns please email me on:
Well what a fabulous half term we have had in year 2! Despite the slightly different way of life at school, the children have settled well and coped brilliantly with the changes. Each and every one of your children has amazed me with their resilience and they have all worked so incredibly hard- it has been a pleasure to teach them!
I hope you all have a wonderful half term and I look forward to welcoming the children back in November.
With warmest wishes,
Mrs Barnes x