Court Farm Primary School

Dream Believe Achieve

Welcome to Year 2

Class contact email

year2@courtfrm.bham.sch.uk

This mailbox will be monitored by Year 2 staff for any school work related queries. 

Maths 

White Rose Maths have produced lessons for every year group to follow. Click here to go to their website and join in with some maths lessons.

We use Power Maths in school and now you can have access to their textbooks and workbooks to support you at home.

Their is a video here to help you with these books.

Click here to see the books.

We love hearing and seeing what you have been doing... Rosie has been busy making samosas and Lexie-Louise and Reece have been busy painting.

Please email your photos to year2@courtfrm.bham.sch.uk and I'll add them to the gallery.

Can you spot which stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler these reimagined images and verses are from? Some important messages from these wonderful characters.

This thing (COVID-19) that we are all part of, it is living history. It will be talked about for generations to come. Schools are closed, sports are cancelled, people are quarantined on a global level. So, we would like you to keep a journal/diary of this living history event (think Samuel Pepys, without the smelly cheese!) in your diary, record day to day events – photos, drawings, writing, newspaper clippings, activities. Interview people: parents, grandparents (over the phone!) email teachers. You will have created a primary source of your own history to share with generations to come.

Please continue to stay safe AT HOME and remember to wash your hands with warm water and soap!

Please see below a list of ‘live lessons’ that you may want to do with your children…

and if you haven't already, paint or draw a rainbow and display it in your window, to remind us all that there is a rainbow of hope after every storm.  

In addition to the list below of recommended activities. Here's a list of what various celebrities are offering for free

to help whilst schools are closed:

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385
2pm Mon-Fri this week only; Animal Talks from Dartmoor Zoo  https://www.facebook.com/252987758563/posts/10157595491153564/

For your older children, here are 50 free revision resources aimed at 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
http://www.eparenting.co.uk/…/50_free_revision_resources_fo…

Year 2 teacher: Mrs Goymer

Year 2 teaching assistants: Mrs Nicholls and Miss Hulley

                       Curriculum                           

POWer Project: Our topic for this half term is Indian Spice.

By the end of this topic children will...

  • Use different sources to research topic and find out about India and Indian Cultures. E.g. Books, the internet, holiday brochures and family photographs.
  • Research geographical location of India and compare to our own country and locality. Find out about the differences in physical and human geographical features.
  • Compare cultures in United Kingdom to cultures in India.

 Click here for the POWer Project.

Homework projects are due back by Wednesday 1st April. There will be a good work assembly (date TBC) to showcase children's creations.

Here is the concept map  containing some of the vocabulary children will be exposed to during our topic. They are encouraged to understand the meanings of these words and use them across the curriculum.

             PE             

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This half term children will need a tracksuit or jogging bottoms and a jumper/jacket as we will be going outside for some of our PE sessions.

 

PE days: Tuesdays and Thursdays - please remember your kit on a Tuesday and keep it in school for the week! Please keep bringing your  PE kit... lets get some more golden time this half term!

You will need a white t-shirt, black shorts/leggings or jogging bottoms and black pumps or trainers.

Appropriate footwear is needed (black pumps or trainers) children may bring longer bottoms and a jacket in for the colder weather. 

Please ensure all items are clearly named especially school jumpers.

    Homework   

New spellings and related rules are sent home every Friday and the test is on the following Friday. All taught spelling rules and Year 1 and 2 common exception words will be available to practise on Spelling Shed.  

There will be a weekly spelling test  and times table test on a Friday.

Please can you work with your child on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Diary dates

 Watch this space...

 Thursday 5th March World Book Day

 Thursday 19th MarchShakespeare Day KS1

Wednesday 1st April - POWer Project due in

Wednesday 1st April - Parents' evening

 Friday 3rd April - Break up for half term                 (2 weeks)

Tuesday 21st April - Back to school Summer term 1 begins   

Friday 8th May - Bank Holiday - VE Day 75 years

May - KS1 SATs

Friday 22nd May - Break up for half term                 (1 week)

Monday 1st June - Back to school Summer term 2 begins   

Home readers

Children will need to bring their reading books and reading diaries in on a Thursday and Friday so that they can read with an adult. Their book will be changed once they have finished the book and shown a good level of fluency and understanding.

Books and diaries must be put in the red tray in the classroom in order for them to be changed.

We recommend that the children read a book (whether that be their home reader or a book of their choice) at least 3 times a week. This will help improve their: fluency, decoding, expression, ability to draw inference and complete comprehension questions about such texts. We also encourage children to use MyOn to read a variety of books online.