Year 2

Teacher Name

Mrs Bentzien

Hello and welcome to Year 2! 

Autumn Term Information

Please click here to view our Autumn curriculum overview 

Greet the Teacher to be held in the Year 2 classroom after school on Tuesday 6th September.  I’m looking forward to seeing you!

My name is Mrs Bentzien and I am the year 2 class teacher.  I am also the school SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator), Computing subject lead and KS1 lead.

Mrs Franklin teaches Art, PE and Religious Education on Monday and Tuesday afternoon (during my allocated SENDco time and SLT time).

Here is our class timetable for Autumn 2022

timetable 2022.2023

Homework

Homework is handed out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Mobberley Reading Journey – Our Favourite Five

This half term Year 2 will be enjoying Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore, Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper, Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival, Paper Planes by Jim Helmore and Flat Stanley by Alice Hill.

autumn fave five pic

Shared Reading – The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

This half term we will be reading The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by  Jill Tomlinson.  The children will take part in daily shared reading activities to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills.

English

Autumn Stimulus Text 1: The Little Green Dinosaur by Pie Corbett

Our writing focus will be story writing.  The children will be learning the short story, The Little Green Dinosaur by Pie Corbett using actions and story maps as prompts as well as learning about the features of story writing before writing their own version.

Autumn Stimulus Text 2: Look Up! by Nathan Byron.

Our writing focus will be information texts and fictional recounts.  The children will learn the features of information texts before researching Mae Jemmison and producing an information report about her life and achievements.  The children will also learn how to write in role as the character Rocket.  They will produce a fictional recount of her day using the story as a guide.

SPaG – The children will be focusing on using different word classes including nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and time connectives in their creative writing.

Maths

Our focus this half term will be Place Value and then Addition and Subtraction.  We will consolidate prior learning by revisiting place value at the start of the term.  The children will use tens and ones frames, Base 10 equipment, part whole models and tens frames to make, order and compare different 2 digit numbers.  The children will use < > and = to compare different numbers.  We will then work on different strategies for addition and subtraction.

History – The Gunpowder Plot

This half term our focus will be history.  The children will learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.  They will create a timeline of events, take part in drama activities and write letters in role.  

Science – Materials

science symbols

This half term we will be learning about materials and their properties.  The children will sort and classify materials by their properties, they will describe different materials and sort man-made and natural materials.  The children will take part in a comparative experiment to find out which materials would work best for a rain coat.

Scientist Study: The children will find out about Charles Macintosh and John McAdam.

PSHE (Jigsaw) – Being Me in My World – ‘Who am I and how do I fit?’ 

jigsaw

This year we are starting to use Jigsaw for a whole school approach to PSHE (Physical, Social, Health and Emotional learning).  Each class has their own Jigsaw character – Year 2’s is called Jo.  Our first school unit is called Being Me in My World.  In this unit, the children will discuss ways to make our class and school environment a better place.

Computing – Programming – Scratch Jr.

scratch

This half term the children will be learning what the blocks on Scratch Jr do and will be using them to write code to create different short animations.  The first will be an animation of an animal moving, the second will be two characters retelling a joke and the final project will be creating a short animation of a familiar fairy tale. 

 

PE 

The children will need to come to school wearing their full Mobberley PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Art

Art is taught on a Tuesday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  The children will start the term by working on different drawing and painting techniques as well as learning how to mix colours to make new colours.

Religious Education

RE is taught on a Monday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  The children will be learning about the Christian Church with a focus on Christian values and our own school ethos.

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COVID LOCKDOWN Home Learning Information

 timetable

 Home Learning Tips 

  • Set up an area in the house that is just for home learning.   
  • Get up at the same time each day, have breakfast, get washed and put school uniform on to stay in a good routine. 
  • Make sure your child has their resource pack each morning as they will need whiteboards for interactive activities and their books ready to work in. 
  • Try to do some of the topic work in the afternoon.
  • Keep active with dance routines, fitness videos and walks (there are links to fitness classes on the class page).
  • Try to listen to your child read a few times a week.
  • Don’t panic!  We are all in this together! 

We are now linked on Class Dojo – remember, the more you do, the more points you will get!

Monday 1st March

Click here for the weekly english resources.

Click here for the weekly maths resources.

(Packs are outside school for you to collect)

Click here for an additional phonics booklet which focuses on phase 4 Tricky Words.

Click here for aadditional maths challenge booklet.

Please note, some activities are more challenging than others and your child may need support to complete them.

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for c (s).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson introducing instructions.

Maths – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson on lines of symmetry.  Click here for the shape outlines for the investigation.

Topic – Fairtrade – Guardians of the Rainforest.  Click here for the video lesson.  See the image below and choose one (or as many as you like!) of the activities to complete.  Please don’t select the ‘Describe your morning routine’ activity as this is our english lesson tomorrow!

guardians of the rainforest

 

Computing – Introduction to Programming

This half term our computing focus is programming.   The children will explore what ‘blocks’ do, using the app ‘Scratch Jr,’ by carrying out an informative cycle of predict > test > review.  They will programme a familiar story and an animation of an animal, make their own musical instrument by creating buttons and recording sounds and follow an algorithm to record a joke.

Tuesday 2nd March

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for g (j).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be using time connectives to order events.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 2d shapes and their properties.

1pm Reading Comprehension – click here for The Bear Who Came to Babysit reading comprehension.

Topic – History – Comparing cars.  Click here for the video lesson.  Click here for the starter sheetClick here for the comparison sheet.

Wednesday 3rd March

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ey (ee, ai).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be planning an instruction text today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 3d shapes and their properties.

Topic – RE Planned by Mrs Franklin. Christianity Focus – LENT. This week I would like you to click here to read through and learn all about Lent. Lent is a time to think of others and a time to think about different ways to be kind to others. You may remember Rev Scott talking to us last week about Random Acts of Kindness and the many ways to help others during Lent. Click here to print the Lenten Promises activity sheet, otherwise you could write your Lenten Promises in your home learning book and illustrate with relevant pictures.

Thursday 4th March

Ash’s Phonics- Graphemes click here and select /ir/.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be publishing our instruction texts today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 3d shapes and their properties.

1pm Reading Comprehension – Click here for the Doris the Loris reading comprehension.

Topic – Music by Mrs Eadie.  Click here for the music lesson.

Topic – PE – Click here for a video lesson on exploring linking rolls and balances.

Friday 5th March

Ash’s Phonics- Graphemes click here and select /aw, au/.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

World Book Day Activities – Get cosy in your pyjamas and join me at 9.30 and 10.45 for some fun World Book Day themed activities!

 

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Monday 22nd February 

Click here for the weekly English resources.

Click here for the weekly maths resources.

Click here for an Additional Phase 5 Tricky Word Activity Booklet 

Click here for an additional Maths Addition and Subtraction Activity Booklet.

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ea (e).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live sessionClick here for the video session on expanded noun phrases.  The children can write in their home learning book during the session and then they have the option to complete the resource sheet included in the packs.

Maths – No live session.  Click here for the video session on 2d shapes.  The children will be going on a shape hunt around their house today!

Topic – Fairtrade FortnightClick here for the video lesson.  Click here for the ‘Where Things Grow’ activity sheets.  See below for some optional extra choice activities to celebrate and support Fairtrade Fortnight.  Please send pictures of what you get up to on Class Dojo!

fairtrade pic

 

Tuesday 23rd February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for er (ir).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will start work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be describing a setting today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be using a pictogram to draw a bar chart today.

1pm Reading ComprehensionClick here for the Reading Activity – Dragons and Knights.  You can read the text allowed to your child and support with reading the questions.  Please note, there are different levels of questions – select the question sheet that is most suitable for your child.  You don’t have to do them all!

Topic – HistoryClick here for the video lesson.  Click here for the pre assessment sheet.  Click here for the timeline pictures.

 

Wednesday 24th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ou (long oo, oa).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will continue work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be describing what makes a good friend today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be reading information from a pictogram and completing stem sentences.

Topic – RE – Planned by Mrs Franklin. Christianity Focus. We are going to be thinking about special times in the Christian Calendar and today we are going to learn about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent. This year Shrove Tuesday was on 16th February, during half term and I hope you all enjoyed some tasty pancakes! For our lesson I would like you to click here to look at the Shrove Tuesday power point with a quiz, now you might like to click here watch a short Espresso video clip about a historic pancake race, it looks like a lot of fun! Afterwards click here to look through the Ash Wednesday power point with information to help you with today’s tasks. Finally click here to complete the passage and to draw your favourite pancake toppings. You can either print out the sheets or just write the sentences and draw the picture directly into your home learning book. 

Thursday 25th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for y (i, igh, ee).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will start work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be writing about a character’s feelings today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be learning about the properties of 2d and 3d shapes today.

1pm Reading Comprehension.  Click here for the reading comprehension – A Tale of Two Feathers.  You can read the text allowed to your child and support with reading the questions.  Please note, there are different levels of questions – select the question sheet that is most suitable for your child.  You don’t have to do them all!

Topic – Music – Planned by Mrs Eadie.  Please click here for the music planning.  Have fun!

Topic – FrenchPlease click here for the French lesson letter. Enjoy!

Topic – PE – Please click here for a PE lesson exploring movements.

 

Friday 26th February 

chScully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ch (k, sh).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will start work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be writing speech and thought bubbles in role.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 2d shapes by counting sides and sorting shapes.  The children will then have the opportunity to complete a shape investigation – they will need 15 straight objects e.g. lolly sticks, pencils or strips of paper.

Topic – Science – The Environment.  Please note, there is an optional experiment for today’s session.  You will need 2 cubes of ice, two bowls or trays and some cling film (and a sunny spot!).  Click here for the video lessonClick here for the pre assessment sheet.  Click here for the experiment planning sheet.  Click here for the vocabulary matching sheet.  Click here for the Earth Global Warming sheet.

Here are the links for the videos on Global Warming – Video 1.  Video 2.

 

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Monday 8th February 

Click here for the weekly English resources.

(Packs are outside school for you to collect)

Click here for some Additional Phonics Sheets – a_e     ea     aw        ay      e_e

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for i (igh).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will learn about the suffixes ‘er’ and ‘est’ and the spelling rules for adding these suffixes.  

Maths – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will continue their work on pictograms.

Maths Extra challenges – Maths colouring mosaic. These activities can be done throughout the week.

Topic – PSHE – Me poem.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will complete the My Top Five activity sheet and then the poem sheet.  

Tuesday 9th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for o (oa).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will continue our work on ‘Grandad’s Island’.  We will be describing a setting today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be drawing pictograms today.

1pm Reading Comprehension – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Minibeasts reading sheets.

Topic – Geography – Rivers.  Here is the lesson video link via Drop Box (I have also emailed it to you – it was blocked on youtube as I share videos!)  The children will complete the Rivers research sheet.  They will also need their pre/post assessment sheet to complete at the end of the session.

Wednesday 10th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for u (yoo).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  The children will be writing a letter in role as Syd today.

Maths – Live session 10.45. The children will be interpreting pictograms and then drawing a pictogram.

Topic – RE – set by Mrs Franklin. Christianity Focus – This week we are going to learn a lovely story about a young Welsh girl called Mary Jones who lived over 300 years ago. Please click here to look at the power point slides all about Mary Jones and her Bible. Afterwards I would like you to click here to complete the questions all about your own favourite book, you could either print the sheet or write the sentences straight into your home learning book. Finally I would like you to click here to sequence the pictures/sentences about Mary Jones or you could divide your page into 4 and draw a picture for each stage of the story and then write a sentence underneath each picture. I hope you enjoy learning about Mary Jones.

Thursday 11th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ow (oa).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  The children will be designing their own island and describing it today!

Maths – Live session 10.45. The children will be drawing a bar chart as a class and then interpreting data from a bar chart.

1pm Reading Comprehension – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Fox reading sheets.

Topic – French – click here for the Kohoot Quiz set by Madam Barker.  Please use your real name so that Madam Barker can see your scores!  You can play as many times as you like!

Topic – Music – click here to view Mrs Eadie’s music lesson.

 

Friday 12th February – WE MADE IT!  WELL DONE YEAR 2!

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ie (ee).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

Live session 9.30 – Quiz!

Live session 10.45 – Show and Tell.  Show one special thing and tell us about it by finishing these sentences.  “This is _____.  It is special because_____.  I got it ______.  I like it because ________.”

Topic – Science – Keeping Clean.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will complete the Keeping Clean poster, then the Design a Handwash activity before coming back to do their post assessment science sheet.

 

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Monday 1st February 

Click here for the weekly Maths resources.

Click here for the weekly English Resources.

(Packs are outside school for you to collect)

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ur.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live session.  Click here to watch the lesson on youtube.  The children will be reviewing similes.  There are activities to complete during the video and then the sheets in your resource pack can be done.

Maths – No live session.  Click here to watch the lesson on youtube.  The children will be making tally charts today.  They will need the sheet to complete the first two tally charts following the video and then they are creating their own tally chart. 

Topic – PSHE – Going for Goals.  I will email you the lesson video via dropbox.  Click here for the activity sheet.

Tuesday 2nd February 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for u (o).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be writing a postcard to Grandma in role as Noi using the postcard template in your resource pack/link above.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be continuing our work on tally charts today.

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Sharks Reading Activity Sheet.

Topic – Geography – Mountains.  Click here to view the lesson on youtube.  Click here for the activity sheet.

Here are some additional links to videos about famous mountain ranges.  Video 1.  Video 2.  

Here is the link to the BBC video I shared – there are some activities on this site too.

Here is the link to the online topographic map.  

A topographic map tells us about the height of different areas.  Use the the online topographic map tool to investigate the different areas of the UK.  Can you find the highest area?  

Wednesday 3rd February

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for u/y(oo).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We are starting our new Benji Davies story today, “Grandad’s Island.”  We will be making predications about the text.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be drawing pictograms today.

Topic – RE Christianity – set by Mrs Franklin. Today we are going to learn some facts and information about Christianity and The Bible. Click here to look at the Bible power point and then click here to complete the questions and word unscrambles! You can either print the sheet or write the sentences/answers in your home learning book. If you would like to print and colour the books in the Bible poster click here. There is an optional activity set at the end of the Bible power point if you would like an extra challenge!

Thursday 4th February 

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for a.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be continuing our new Benji Davies story today, “Grandad’s Island.”  We will be using prepositions and noun phrases to describe a setting.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be interpreting given data today.

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Tigers Reading Activity Sheet.

Topic – French – Click here to view the lesson on youtube.

Topic – Art – Click here to view the lesson on youtube.  The children just need a plain piece of paper and a pencil to do this lesson!

Friday 5th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for e.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be continuing our new Benji Davies story today, “Grandad’s Island.”  We will be using conjunctions to extend our sentences.  We will be writing about the things we would take with us on a long journey.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will review times tables and column method on whiteboards before completing our Mental Maths Spring Test 4.

Topic – Science – Exercise.  Click here to view the lesson on youtube.  The children will pick 5 exercises to complete during 1 minute.  They will review and record the effects the exercise has on their bodies, then they will answer questions about the exercises they chose.  Recording sheet.  Question and Answer Sheet (Two sheets to complete).

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Monday 25th January 

I will print the weekly resources for you to collect today and let you know when they are under the covered area.

Weekly Maths Resources

Weekly English Resources

Additional Weekly Phonics resources (Do one sheet each day!) oy    ph   ue   ou   wh  

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ee, watch the video and then complete the activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Click here to view the Loom lesson video.  We are looking at word types/classes today.  The children will need a whiteboard and pen to take part in the starter quiz (or they can record in their books).  Then the children will design posters for each of the following word classes – adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and prepositions.  Here is the link to the Bubble Writing tutorial.  The children should include pictures and a sentence with the word type in.  The posters can be done on paper or in the home learning book.

Maths – Click here for the Loom video lesson.  We are reviewing arrays today.  I talk through each question at the end of the video.  On question 5, I make a mistake and solve an array that doesn’t match the one on the sheet, but realise afterwards and correct myself, so just tell the children to be aware!  If you would like to do a maths warm up, click here for the doubles song.

Topic – PSHE – Jobs for All.  Click here for the Loom video lesson.  The children will be thinking about the qualities and skills people need to do different jobs.  Here is the sheet for the activity – which is to draw two jobs and write the skills and qualities someone would need to do the job.  They can look afterwards and see if any of the qualities they have listed apply to both jobs they have chosen.

Extra PSHE ActivityHere are some different jobs on cards.  Write a quality or skill and sort all of the jobs that require those things.  For example, you might write down “Kindness” – see how many jobs require that quality.  Then write down a new word like “Fitness” – sort the job cards again and see how many would require that quality.  Keep going and see how many jobs need similar qualities.  Are there any jobs that have their own special quality?

 

Tuesday 26th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for s, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – 9.30 Live lesson.  We will continue with our new story ‘Grandma Bird’ by Benji Davies.  The children will be describing using their senses.

Maths – 10.45 Live lesson.  We are working on recalling the 2x tables today.

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