Remote Learning in Year 2
Our aim at Greenwood is to provide quality learning for children both at home and at school.
Each week, your child's class teachers will be uploading a weekly remote learning timetable (similar to the ones that were uploaded during lockdown) to provide children who are isolating at home with the best possible teaching and learning resources to support their continued learning at home.
These weekly timetables, PowerPoints, videos and resources will also enable you to see what we are doing in class and support your child with any additional learning that you may feel they need. At the very least, you will be aware of our learning in school and what your child is doing on a day to day basis.
This is not additional learning for children who are already in school daily, unless you feel that your child would benefit from completing any of these activities. This is primarily for children who are isolating at home and are not able to come to school.
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What does school look like now for our children?
School does look a little different to what your children are used to.
However, our staff have worked exceptionally hard to try and ensure that familiar things are around your children and that our classroom environments are engaging, bright and learning focussed.
Click the link below to see our welcome link for the classroom.
Key information about Year 2
Click here for the Starfish Class passport
Click here for the Sharks Class passport
Meet our Year 2 Team!
Miss Turner- Class Teacher In Sharks, PE Lead
Miss Tomkinson - Class Teacher in Starfish (Monday and Tuesday)
Mr Brown- Class Teacher in Starfish (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
We are lucky enough to have 2 marvellous teaching assistants that work closely with your children's teachers.
These are Miss Bonser in Starfish and Mrs Dabell in Sharks.
Year 2 Enquiry based learning
Autumn Term 1 Why do I feel my feelings?
Our science learning this half term is about Animals including Humans.
Autumn Term 2 How do the seasons affect our environment?
Our science learning this half term is about plants and growth.
Spring Term 1 What makes Britain great?
Our class book this half term is 'Paddington'. We will be focusing on this during our reading and making links to the story during our English lessons.
We will be focusing on geography in our enquiry lessons.
Spring Term 2 Are humans the most harmful species on earth?
Our driver this term is sciences where we will be looking at materials.
Summer Term 1
Summer Term 2
How to support your child at home
1. Read for 5-10 minutes a day
2. Encourage children to use phoneme knowledge to sound out words they find difficult
3. Ask children understanding questions about their text-who is the main character? What is the setting? Why did that character choose to do that and what were the consequences?
Click here for comprehension questions to use when reading with your child!
1. Make writing purposeful-why have they been asked to write? What should the outcome be of that piece of writing?
2. Encourage the use of joining lines. Children should be attempting to start letters using joining lines in Year 2.
3. Encourage the use of basic punctuation-capital letters, full stops, finger spaces etc
1. Play maths games such as timetable questions, mental math addition and subtraction, doubles and halves up to 10
2. Use maths in every day life-shopping, finding change, counting out things for tea time, shape spotting around the house etc MATHS IS EVERYWHERE!
3. Keep up basic number fact work-numbers bonds to 5, 10 and 20. 2, 3, 5 and 10x tables.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
1. Encourage children to write spellings down, look at them, cover them, say them, write them.2. Find interesting ways to remember exception words eg. because-big elephants can always understand small elephants
3. Re-cap use of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs...what are they? Can you think of examples of when to use them?
1. Encourage children to spot familiar sounds in words to help them read at pace
2. Re-cap unfamiliar sounds regularly and quickly
3. Find alternative spellings for the same sound...ai/ay/a-e or oi/oy