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Milton Hall Primary School

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Our aim is to make every child feel valued and happy because that is when learning is most effective.

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

The Class Teachers are Miss Bailey (Scott), Mr Pope (Cook) and Mrs Westoby (Raleigh).  

The LSAs are Mrs Turner, Miss Burton and Miss Southgate. 

 

Hello! 

 

In these times of uncertainty, please check this page regularly, as all the information you need will be displayed here.  Thank you to those families who have already set their child up on the SeeSaw Class app.  If you have not already done so, please activate your child's account, using the log in details which have been emailed to you. 

 

Please contact your child's Class Teacher with any questions or concerns you may have. 

 

To contact Miss Bailey - email scott@miltonhall.southend.sch.uk

To contact Mr Pope - email cook@miltonhall.southend.sch.uk

To contact Mrs Westoby - email raleigh@miltonhall.southend.sch.uk

 

Best wishes

 

The Year 2 Team

HOMEWORK

 

Maths and English 

Your child will be set a Maths and English homework task every Friday, from 19th March.  These tasks will be set on Seesaw, and the children should complete and submit their responses via Seesaw too.

 

Reading

Your child will be bringing a Boomerang Folder home every day, containing a reading book and reading record.  Please listen to your child read daily and make a note in their reading record.  These reading records will be checked daily and books will be changed if they have been read.  If your child is on Accelerated Reader they will have an opportunity to take a quiz.  We advise that children read their books several times to build up their fluency and comprehension.

 

Spellings

Weekly spellings will be set every Friday.  There are two lists: ten Year 2 spellings or five Year 1 spellings.  Your child should choose the list most appropriate to their level.  There will be a spelling test every Friday.  Please use their orange homework books to practise these spellings in.  We use the "Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check" method in school. 

ACCELERATED READER & MYON 

 

You now all have your own Myon account. This account is linked to your Accelerated Reader account so that you can read books online and then quiz on them at the end. It will also store the book you are reading and keep a record of where you got up to. Your account username and password is the same as your Accelerated Reader account (the details of which you can find on the inside cover of your Reading Record).  Please let your Class Teacher know if you have difficulty accessing your account.  The restriction has currently been removed so that you can take quizzes on their reading books while are at home. 

The links can be found below:

OXFORD OWL

 

If you have run out of books to read at home, or you just fancy reading something different, Oxford Owl has a free e-library with hundreds of books for you to read.  There are books for all reading abilities, and all different types of books, so there really is something for everyone.  Log in, using the link below and get choosing!

GET EPIC

 

You can also register for free unlimited access to Get Epic for 30 days.  This is a digital library with 40,000 of the best children's books and learning videos, so it really is worth signing up (we use it a lot in school, and it really is fab!) yes

 

Please have a look at our Welcome to Year 2 Powerpoint!

Please note that the date for our trip has now changed to Tuesday 15th June - more details to follow!

PE

 

Our PE day is Tuesday.  The children are to come into school wearing PE Kit: shorts and T-shirt underneath jogging bottoms/tracksuit/sweatshirt. We will also be doing physical activities as and when we can fit it in during week, depending on the weather. We advise that children come into school wearing comfortable shoes or dark trainers on the days not specifically their PE days.  Please ensure that all jewellery (including earrings) is removed before your child comes to school on a Tuesday.

Here are some useful free websites that your child may like to use at home to help them with their learning:

Here are the Year 1 and 2 spellings we will be learning throughout the whole year! Please practise to read and write these words regularly at home.

DAVID BAILEY STYLE PHOTOS WITH YEAR 2

 

David Bailey is a famous British photographer who took photos of lots of famous people.  He was from a poor background but through his photographs he became rich and famous.  He uses black and white to make the people stand out.  He tries to capture the personalities of the people he photographs.

 

Miss Coleman worked with all the children in Year 2.  She showed us the different parts of a camera.  We took photos of each other in a David Bailey style. We took turns using the camera and being a model.  Afterwards, we had to carefully wipe the camera so that it was safe for the next child to use.  We hope you like our photos!

 

Year 2 in Black and White

PERSEVERANCE

 

This week we have been learning all about perseverance.  We practised drawing the other half of our photo.  We then had to work with a partner to discuss ways we could improve our drawing. We didn't give up and worked really hard to make them even better! We are so proud of our final versions!  Here are a few to show you by Scarlett, Elwood and Timothy (Scott Class), Ayan, Elena and Oscar (Cook Class) and Tom, Gulten and Keira (Raleigh Class).

 

 

 

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