Dear Parents and Carers,
We are aware that there have been a few technical issues with opening the links our Home Learning planning this morning. We have put the 7 separate documents on here too which will hopefully be a solution to this problem. Please be aware that the reason we upload documents as pdfs is so that they are more secure and unable to be edited or altered. If however you are still unable to access or open these documents then please email either Mrs Griffith or Mrs Watkins for Word copies to be sent to you.
We appreciate this feedback and are looking to adapt next weeks planning based on these issues.
Mrs Griffith & Mrs Watkins
Calling all Year 2 bloggers!!! Head over to Purple Mash now to check out our new Year 2 Class Blog
Isaac and his brother were set a 'rainbow challenge' by their Mum. On their walk around the village today they had to find the different colours of the rainbow using only nature, and this is what they found...
Get Well Soon Kaspar!
Letter from Mrs Watkins
Real life Heroes
We had a visit from Kelly who told us all about her work in a vets. We saw some animal x-rays, we scanned a microchipped toy dog and we we bandaged some poorly animals. Mrs Jones was dressed up in a gown like a surgeon and we used a stethoscope to listen to our heartbeats.
Croeso i Flwyddyn 2!
A big thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the Year 2 Reading meeting this week. As promised, here is some information you may find helpful. Please do ask if you need any further information or advice about reading.
Spelling and handwriting
Accurate spelling is a life long skill that we need to help our children develop. In Year 2, children will learn certain spelling patterns linked to their developing sound knowledge (for example, 'ai' - paint / train / play / today / make / cake ) as well as sight or 'tricky' words, but spellings may vary from child to child.
Although we will check the children have learnt their spellings regularly, the true reflection of whether a spelling has been retained is when it is used accurately in classwork.
To help your child learn their spellings, we recommend the ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ method. Each part of this technique helps the child to learn the spelling in a slightly different way, adding to the retention of the word through identifying the sounds (say), learning the pattern of the letters through movement with joined writing (write) and matching what they have written to the correct spelling (check). We advise that this is repeated 5 times for each word on a daily basis which encourages the spelling to be fixed in the long term memory. If your child needs something more interactive, I would advise playing a snap or pairs style game, using different colour pens to help identify the patterns.
The children have a handwriting booklet in their book bags showing four different sets of letters. It shows you where they should be starting each letter. Hopefully your child will be able to explain all about letters that reach the sky, stay in the grass or touch the ground. If you have any queries, please let me know. Your support with their spelling and handwriting is greatly appreciated.
Well done Year 2! Your delicious cakes helped make our bake sale a success. We raised £136.09 for charity.🙂
Topic immersion - Awesome Autumn
It was a great day to be outside exploring signs of autumn. We had fun finding signs and thinking what we want to find out...even in the pouring rain!
We had some great ideas about what we could find out about, especially after finding some animal poo!
We definitely want to know more about the wildlife that come to visit us around school. Great idea from Isaac about a wildlife cam! Watch the videos to hear some children exploring their ideas with their learning partners.
Tuesday 22nd October - Hawarden Farm Shop Trip
We had a fantastic time on our trip to Hawarden Farm Shop. We followed a map to collect lots of different fresh vegetables to make our soup. Our snacks and lunch were both healthy and delicious and we even had time to have a play on the equipment and in the castle. Joel, the Estate's head gardener, talked to us about his job and we learnt lots about how to grow pumpkins. We thought the best part of the day was visiting the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins! We collected some for us to make our 'school-made' soup and a picked our own special one to take home. Mrs Watkins only had one rule for picking - you must be able to carry it back to the bus by yourself! What a brilliant day!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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