Year 2 - Beech 2022 - 2023
Maths Subject Leader
Welcome to Beech Class.
Thursday, 12th January, 2023
School Closure Home Learning
Please follow these links for tasks to complete today.
Please follow this link to the Oak Academy unit. This lesson is a story which links very well to our setting description and narrative unit of work.
Maths : multiplication and division
Elm Class and Beech Class kicked off their new topic in style by dressing up as pirates for their inspiration day.
Captain Longhorn sent a message in a bottle recruiting new shipmates. To become a cabin girl or cabin boy, the pirates had to complete a series of challenges which included walking the plank, talking like a pirate and searching for gold on a treasure hunt.
The children enjoyed the day immensely and will ‘treasure’ the memories for years to come.
Our new Spring 1 topic is called 'Land Ahoy' and has a Geography focus. This exciting topic will continue to develop the children's knowledge of the sea, seafaring and pirates. Children use maps, learn about famous pirates and explorers and find out about life at sea.
Linked science investigations: Why do boats float? Can you find the treasure?
Our Class text this half term will be 'The Pirates Next Door' by Jonny Duddle and 'Giant Jelly Jaws and the Pirates' by Helen Baugh & Ben Mantle.
Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a sailor’s life for me. Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world, just like Captain Cook. Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag. Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate’s booty. How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas. Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck, then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure. There’s land ahead. Let’s get this ship to port.
Our P.E. days this term are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please could children keep a drawstring bag containing their P.E. kit in school so they can change into their P.E. kit on the relevant days.
A reading book and reading diary will be sent home with the children. Please record any reading you have done with your child in the reading diary.
Homework, spellings linked to phonics and phonics Rainbow Words will be given out on a Wednesday and will be tested on a Monday.
Class Spotlight - Autumn Term
In Autumn 2, Beech Class was mad about minibeasts during our Wriggle and Crawl topic. As part of our inspiration day, the children searched for minibeasts by looking under logs and leaves on the school field.
In Science, the children learnt about habitats and camouflage and really enjoyed creating their own bug hotels for minibeasts using twigs, leaves and moss.
As part of our English work, the children collaborated to research facts about minibeasts. Their curiosity about minibeasts led to them writing a brilliant leaflet about their favourite minibeast using commas in lists and interesting facts.
Ways to Support Your Child at Home
Mental Maths (Level 2): https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
Include the practice of 2,5 and 10 times tables.
Maths Games and Activities - Purple Mash: welearn365.com and use your child's log in details.
See High Frequency Words files in Media.
Grammar and Punctuation
Purple Mash - English - SPaG section. (Use your child's welearn365.com login.)
Strategies for to support spelling at home. See the Strategies document in Files.