Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF

admin@woodend.herts.sch.uk

01582 761636

Wood End School will re-open on Monday 1st June for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Watch out on the news page for Twitter videos from staff. Two new email addresses: homelearning@woodend.herts.sch.uk to post any questions you may have from the work given on the class pages, and password@woodend.herts.sch.uk in case you forget your logins for any of the school recommended websites. Stay indoors and keep safe!

Welcome to our Year 2 page

 Our class teachers are Mr Withers (Holly Class), and Miss Payne and Mrs Dunne (Hawthorn Class)

Curriculum letter, spring term 2020

Welcome Meeting 2019

E-Safety Workshop Wednesday 24th April 2019

 

Coronavirus:  Time Capsules and A Book for Children

In the future, people will look back on the events of 2020 as a historical topic.  To help you and your families record how lockdown affected you and your daily routines we thought we would share this time capsule booklet with you.  There are two editions, one for the children and one for adults, we thought it would be a lovely opportunity for you to sit and discuss what is going on in the world at the moment as a family.  We have also included a pdf called ‘Coronavirus: A book for children’ which may help you to answer some of the questions that we are sure the children have. 

Children Time Capsule Booklet

Adult Time Capsule Booklet

'Coronavirus: A book for children' 

 

 

Home Learning 

 

Parents and carers,

Due to school closure we are providing a range of learning resources for children to access at home.  It would be useful if your child could spend some time each day on English, Maths and Reading whilst also remaining active. 

Teachers will be uploading links and resources regularly so please continue to check the class page each Monday.

Mr Withers and Mrs Dunne

 

**Week 7 Home Learning Overview Plan**

Please note that Week 6 resources will still be available below if needed.

English

This week we would like you to have a go at some comprehension, grammar and pirate story writing.

  1. Comprehension Ronald the Rhino – Read the extract and have a go at answering the questions (there are three different challenges) - * ,**, *** please refer to the bottom left hand corner. Sheet to be attached to the class page.
  2. Proper Noun sorting – Sheet to be attached to the class page.

Pirate Story Writing

  1. PLAN: Use the picture and question prompt sheet to plan a pirate story – Sheet attached to your class page.
  2. PLAN: Choose one story board template and write notes and key vocabulary about your story. Then draw pictures to help explain your story (Use your pirate character description and pirate setting description in your story).
  3. WRITING: Use your plans, story boards and prompt sheet to write your story in full. Make sure you have a clear beginning, middle and ending to your story!
  4. Then have a go at editing and improving your setting writing – Perhaps use a different colour pen. Think about – capital letters, full stops, adjectives, openers and conjunctions.

Maths

There are mixed topic activities with both interactive and printable resources to complete throughout this week. These include the following which can be completed in any order:

  1. Addition and Subtraction Arithmetic (Challenge * and Challenge **/***
  2. Mixed Number Problems 1 -  (Challenge */**/***)
  3. Mixed Number Problems 2 – (Challenge */**/***)
  4. Maths Art – Symmetry – Watch the following You tube video which explains your task to create a symmetrical piece of artwork using your name. Be creative! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y-Q359szl8&t=70s
  5. Emoji Maths – Addition and Subtraction code breaking worksheets.
  6. Extension – Emoji Investigation!

In addition to these resources good websites to have a look at are:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://nrich.maths.org/14536

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6vg9j6

 

Geography

As part of our India topic we would like you to find out about a village called Chembakolli.  This week we would like you to investigate houses and homes:

  1. Review the PowerPoint – Chembakolli PDF Version
  2. Then complete the task on Slide 14 – To create a diagram of a Chembakolli house.
  3. Extension – If you are feeling creative then have a go at making your own Chembakolli house. 

 

Science

Our summer topic in Science is Plants:

  1. This week we would like you to dissect a flower and label its parts.
  2. Please find attached an example of how yours could look.

Also, you may have already discovered a fun Science programme live on YouTube each day which has tasks and activities to complete.  Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0_JQL4wdQd-Xe5hC4PwTg

 

Art

As part of our India Topic we would like you to create Rangoli patterns.  We would love for you to get creative and be inspired by Mrs Erman!

  1. Please review the Rangoli PowerPoint, PDF Version which explains Rangoli patterns.
  2. Mrs Erman has created some fantastic artwork based on these patterns and can be used as examples for you to create your own designs (Attached photos of Mrs Erman’s work can be found on the class page). Use these as inspiration!
  3. Go to: https://www.dltk-kids.com/world/india/mrangoli.htm to find Rangoli patterns to print out and use as a template – Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  4. Then complete your own Rangoli Pattern using template. Materials could include Tissue Paper, Dyed Rice, Sugar or Barley – be creative and we look forward to seeing your final design.
  5. If you would prefer to create and colour your own that would be great too!

 

Computing

 

We have been so impressed with the presentations that we have seen. This week we would like you to continue with your India presentation. Some of you may have already completed your information on Indian Animals in which case you can choose another research topic.

  • To begin making a presentation, this week we would like you to start by answering the question – Food and Drink?
  • Ideally we would like you to develop your computing skills by creating this document on PowerPoint/Word/Other suitable format on your computer.
  • Mrs Middleton has created a WAGOLL Powerpoint/Word/PDF (What a good finished one looks like!) – we hope that this is helpful and gives you an idea as to what your work should look like once you have completed the below steps.
  • To get started chose a research question from the sheet (PDF Version) provided.
  • Then research your question using the internet websites provided on the Parent PowerPoint. (PDF Version)
  • Once you have gathered information about your question – please complete the research question sheet (PDF Version) to capture your ideas. Again Mrs Middleton has created a WAGOLL (PDF Version) for this table - What a good one looks like.
  • Finally present this information in a document (PowerPoint, Word etc).  Your adult at home has a short 'How to Guide' to help if you/them are unsure.
  • Please just have a go, but don’t worry about it!!!

**Week 6 Home Learning Overview Plan**

English

This week we would like you to have a go at some comprehension, grammar and writing.

  1. Comprehension The Bear – Read the extract and have a go at answering the questions (there are three different challenges) - * ,**, *** please refer to the bottom left hand corner. Sheet to be attached to the class page.
  2. Finding Verb Activity – Complete the worksheet (Remember a verb is a ‘doing/action’ word)
  3. Powerful Verbs – Complete the worksheet using more interesting verbs.
  4. Pirate character description – Choose one pirate character to describe using the picture and words provided (If you are enjoying this choose another character!)
  5. Then have a go at editing and improving your character description – Perhaps use a different colour pen. Think about – capital letters, full stops, adjectives, openers and conjunctions.

Maths

This week’s Maths focus will be Position, Direction and Movement.  There are both interactive and printable resources to complete throughout this week. These include the following which can be completed in any order:

  1. Position and Direction – Please find attached the PowerPoint (Lovely Lines) PDF Version to help explain. Then please complete the activity sheet attached to the class page (Lovely Lines - Challenge */**/**). Using language such as Forward, Backwards, Left and Right.
  2. Position – Expanding the language used to explain directions (Anti-clockwise, ½ Turn, Clockwise, ¼ Turn etc.) Use the PowerPoint PDF Version (Warmup) to explain moving anti clockwise and clockwise. Complete sheets to investigate arrow position and movement (Challenge * attached  and ** attached)
  3. Movement - Have a go at playing the Wally Game, giving clear instructions to Wally so that he can locate all of his missing items.
  4. Review the Patterns PowerPoint PDF Version and then complete the Pattern Worksheet
  5. Continue Patterns – Complete the reasoning and problem solving Pattern Worksheet
  6. Extension Task – Have a go at the extension activity cards related to pattern.

In addition to these resources good websites to have a look at are:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://nrich.maths.org/14536

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6vg9j6

 

Art

As part of our India Topic we would like you to create Rangoli patterns.  We would love for you to get creative and be inspired by Mrs Erman!

  1. Please review the Rangoli PowerPoint, PDF Version which explains Rangoli patterns.
  2. Mrs Erman has created some fantastic artwork based on these patterns and can be used as examples for you to create your own designs (Attached photos of Mrs Erman’s work can be found on the class page). Use these as inspiration!
  3. Go to: https://www.dltk-kids.com/world/india/mrangoli.htm to find Rangoli patterns to print out and use as a template – Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  4. Then complete your own Rangoli Pattern using template. Materials could include Tissue Paper, Dyed Rice, Sugar or Barley – be creative and we look forward to seeing your final design.
  5. If you would prefer to create and colour your own that would be great too!

 

Geography/Computing

 

We have been so impressed with the presentations that have already been started. This week we would like you to continue with your India presentation. Some of you may have already completed your information on Indian Animals in which case you can choose another research topic.

  • To begin making a presentation, this week we would like you to start by answering the question – Animals of India?
  • Ideally we would like you to develop your computing skills by creating this document on PowerPoint/Word/Other suitable format on your computer.
  • Mrs Middleton has created a WAGOLL Powerpoint/Word/PDF (What a good finished one looks like!) – we hope that this is helpful and gives you an idea as to what your work should look like once you have completed the below steps.
  • To get started chose a research question from the sheet (PDF Version) provided.
  • Then research your question using the internet websites provided on the Parent PowerPoint. (PDF Version)
  • Once you have gathered information about your question – please complete the research question sheet (PDF Version) to capture your ideas. Again Mrs Middleton has created a WAGOLL (PDF Version) for this table - What a good one looks like.
  • Finally present this information in a document (PowerPoint, Word etc).  Your adult at home has a short 'How to Guide' to help if you/them are unsure.
  • Please just have a go, but don’t worry about it!!!

Science

Our summer topic in Science is Plants.  We have provided a PowerPoint and activities:

  1. Review Plants we Eat PowerPoint PDF Version – Can be found on class page.
  2. Then complete activity sheet (On the Farm), there are three levels of challenge *,**,*** – This can be found on the class page.

Also, you may have already discovered a fun Science programme live on YouTube each day which has tasks and activities to complete.  Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0_JQL4wdQd-Xe5hC4PwTg

 

PSHE

This week we are thinking about special people and those who care for us. 

  1. Please review the attached PowerPoint on relationships.
  2. Then complete resource 1 – Spidergram
  3. Then have a go at resource 2 – Sorting Activity
  4. And finally there is an additional activity for those who would like to have a go on the powerpoint!

Year 2 History Off the Page Workshop - Toys - Tuesday 14th January 2019

During our History Off the Page workshop, we had a fantastic time exploring and learning about the types of toys children played with in the past.

Year 2 have had a fabulous and busy start to the new school year!

Superheroes - Friday 13th September 2019

Last week Year 2 had lots of fun dressing up as Superheroes to celebrate our topic this term. The children will be developing their skills by writing a Superhero Comic, and their presenting Superheor Show and Tells.

History Off the Page Workshop - Florence Nightingale - Wednesday 18th September 

As part of the History Curriculum, the children are studying Florence Nightingale. ‘History Off The Page’ provided workshops for the children this week including role play—washing clothes and bandaging patients. They made candle holders along with other items Florence Nightingale would have used/seen. Thank you to the parents for providing the great costumes, and to those who helped on the day and the PTA for partly funding this event. The children had a fantastic time!

 Scooter Training - Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th September

Scooting is a fun and healthy way to get around and has become a popular way to get to school. It encourages active travel from an early age and it can develop skills that will also help with cycling such as steering, stopping and balancing. This week a representative from the Safe and Sustainable Journeys in Schools Team came to carry out Scooter Safety training which encourages responsible scooting. It is vital to ensure that children can handle their scooters competently and that they know how to ride safely and with consideration for others. Well done to all the children for taking part. 

Documents

High frequency Word Checklist
Common Exception Words
Author List
 
Please find listed below  documents providing information about Letters and Sounds.

General Letters and Sounds

Phase 3-4 Words   Phase 5 Words

 Show and Tell information and rotas please see Class Letters Home.

 Useful Websites

 phonics  Phonics Play