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End of Year Message from the Year 2 staff

 

                        

As we enter into the final week of this academic year, the Year 2 staff would like to wish all of the amazing children and their wonderful families a happy, safe and restful Summer.

 

It has been an incredibly unusual term and one that has been nothing like we've ever experienced before. We are so grateful to every single Year 2 family for their hard work and support in recent times. THANK YOU for the care, dedication and determination you've all shown in home-schooling, which is never an easy task, especially during a global pandemic! Rest assured, that everybody has risen to the task and done an incredible job - it really has been lovely to hear how well all of the children have been coping in our phone calls. The children will surely be better prepared for life in Year 3 thanks to all of your efforts.

 

We're not finished for this year just yet though...

 

For now, our work continues as we are busy preparing school for the new academic year in September.

 

There are a range of new lessons and activities below this message, which can be used this week and over the course of the Summer if you so desire.

 

This week, teachers will still be in school working hard to get everything ready for September, so please continue to contact us via e-mail if there's anything we can assist you with.

 

Miss Madden: a.madden@christkng.bham.sch.uk

Mr Keenan: d.keenan@christkng.bham.sch.uk

 

School reports will be delivered to your homes over the course of the next week and these will also contain information regarding your child's new class and teacher for next year...as well as a little gift to the children from us to be kept as a memento of the year 2020!

 

Further transition information will also be available on our school website later next week, including video messages from your child's new class teacher, so please do keep an eye out for those.

 

Finally...

 

The summer holiday will begin after school on Thursday, so please do contact us well before this time otherwise we unfortunately won't be able to guarantee a response until September.

 

Best wishes and God Bless,

 

Miss Madden, Mr Keenan, Mrs France and Mrs Kane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Weekly English and Maths Activities

 

Here, you will find weekly activities for English and Maths that can be used to support home learning. Click on the links and documents to access the activities. 

 

Remember that there are also a significant amount of additional home learning resources available further down on this webpage. Please continue to explore and use these as well as the following weekly activities - especially the online lessons from the 'Oak National Academy' (website link and instructions further down on this page).

 

Miss Madden and Mr Keenan

 

 

Optional Summer holiday English and Maths activities

 

English

Maths

Week Beginning Monday 13th July 2020 (Last week of online activities before the Summer holiday)

English

 

1. Use the 'Phonics and Year 2 Key Words PowerPoint' to practise reading the sounds and spelling words containing each sound. Word lists for each sound can easily be found by searching the Internet e.g. Search 'words containing igh sound'.

 

2. Complete the 'Handwriting Practice' sheet. Look carefully at the directions of the arrows on the first sheet to help learn the correct way to join these letters.

 

3. Read/listen to the story of 'That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown' by Cressida Cowell and complete the daily reading and writing activities based on this story.

 

4. Complete the 'Grammar and Punctuation Questions' activity.

 

5. Log onto Bug Club and read using the following link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths

 

1. This week's lessons are on the topic of 2D and 3D shapes. Watch one home learning online video lesson and complete the accompanying worksheet each day. Mark each worksheet using the answers provided. The links to the videos, worksheets and answers can be found below.

 

2. Log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and use the activities to practise your times tables: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/33569

 

3. Log onto MyMaths and complete any remaining activities: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

 

4. Play 'Hit the Button' by clicking on the following link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Week Beginning Monday 6th July 2020

English

 

1. Use the 'Phonics and Year 2 Key Words PowerPoint' to practise reading the sounds and spelling words containing each sound. Word lists for each sound can easily be found by searching the Internet e.g. Search 'words containing igh sound'.

 

2. Complete the 'Handwriting Practice' sheet. Look carefully at the directions of the arrows on the first sheet to help learn the correct way to join these letters.

 

3. Read/listen to the story of 'How to be a Viking' by Cressida Cowell and complete the daily reading and writing activities based on this story.

 

4. Complete the 'Past and Present Tense Activity' and then the 'Windmill Cat Past and Present Tense Activity'.

 

5. Log onto Bug Club and read using the following link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths

 

1. This week's lessons are on the topic of fractions. Watch one home learning online video lesson and complete the accompanying worksheet each day. Mark each worksheet using the answers provided. The links to the videos, worksheets and answers can be found below.

 

2. Log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and use the activities to practise your times tables: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/33569

 

3. Log onto MyMaths and complete any remaining activities: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

 

4. Play 'Hit the Button' by clicking on the following link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Week Beginning Monday 29th June 2020

English

 

1. Use the 'Phonics and Year 2 Key Words PowerPoint' to practise reading the sounds and spelling words containing each sound. Word lists for each sound can easily be found by searching the Internet e.g. Search 'words containing igh sound'.

 

2. Complete 'Handwriting Practice 1' and 'Handwriting Practice 2' sheets. Look carefully at the directions of the arrows on the first sheet to help learn the correct way to join these letters.

 

3. Read the story of 'Oliver and Patch' and complete the daily reading and writing activities based on this story.

 

4. Complete the 'What is a verb? Activity' and then the 'Name the Verb Activity'.

 

5. Log onto Bug Club and read using the following link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths

 

1. This week's lessons are on the topic of Division. Watch one home learning online video lesson and complete the accompanying worksheet each day. Mark each worksheet using the answers provided. The links to the videos, worksheets and answers can be found below.

 

2. Log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and use the activities to practise your times tables: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/33569

 

3. Log onto MyMaths and complete any remaining activities: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

 

4. Play 'Hit the Button' by clicking on the following link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Week Beginning Monday 22nd June 2020

English

 

1. Use the 'Phonics and Year 2 Key Words PowerPoint' to practise reading the sounds and spelling words containing each sound. Word lists for each sound can easily be found by searching the Internet e.g. Search 'words containing igh sound'.

 

2. Complete 'Handwriting Practice 1' and 'Handwriting Practice 2' sheets. Look carefully at the directions of the arrows on the first sheet to help learn the correct way to join these letters.

 

3. Read Mr Grumpy's Outing by John Burningham and then answer the comprehension questions in your purple book.

 

4. Complete the 'What is a noun? Activity' and then the 'How to count crocodiles - Nouns Activity'.

 

5. Log onto Bug Club and read using the following link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Maths

 

1. This week's lessons are on the topic of Multiplication and Division. Watch one home learning online video lesson and complete the accompanying worksheet each day. Mark each worksheet using the answers provided. The links to the videos, worksheets and answers can be found below.

 

2. Log onto Times Tables Rock Stars and use the activities to practise your times tables: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/33569

 

3. Log onto MyMaths and complete any remaining activities: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

 

4. Play 'Hit the Button' by clicking on the following link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Good Shepherd Mass 2020

 

 

This celebration mass will be live streamed from St. Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham at 10am on Monday 29th June.

 

Dan and Emily, who are regular visitors to Christ the King, will be providing the music for mass. Some of the songs will be familiar to the children and others will be less familiar, so we have provided a Word document and a PowerPoint for you to practice at home with before Monday.

 

All children in school will be participating and we would also like as many children at home to join us in celebration by clicking on the following link:

 

https://www.stchadscathedral.org.uk/

 

 

Year 2 Summer Project Gallery

 

Since introducing our 'Year 2 Summer Project' on this page recently, we have been delighted to receive the first projects, which we can't wait to share with you below...

 

Take a look at them and see what you can learn about these interesting topics!

 

Well done and thank you to everybody who has taken part so far. If you are still working on your project, don't worry! There is no deadline as such, but we would like to receive completed projects by the end of term, which is approximately one month from now.

 

Miss Madden and Mr Keenan 

Year 2 Summer Term Topic Project

 

As we enter the final half term of this academic year, we would like to give all Year 2 children the opportunity to complete a research project on at least one important area of the curriculum that unfortunately we have been unable to cover in school.

 

The choice of topics are:

 

  • Florence Nightingale (a significant person linked to our 'Victorians' topic)

 

You could find out about her childhood, her family, the work that she did in her life, her achievements, what she is remembered for, the Nightingale hospitals that have been named after her recently...and much more!

 

  • Neil Armstrong (a significant person linked to our 'USA' topic)

 

You could find out about his childhood, his family, the work that he did in his life, his achievements, what he is remembered for, the solar system, including the moon and other planets, spacecraft, NASA...and much more!

 

  • The Victorians (a general project all about life in Victorian times)

 

You could find out about what life was like for people living in Victorian times in terms of school, work, houses, transport, inventions, clothes, food and entertainment. You could also include research on famous people that lived at that time including Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, John Cadbury, Dr. Barnardo and Florence Nightingale.

 

  • Weston-super-Mare (a general project about this location linked to our 'Victorians' topic)

 

You could find out about where Weston-Super-Mare is located on a map, how long it would take to get there from Birmingham, what houses and shops are like there, why people go there on holiday, how it's changed over time, if any famous people were born there, how it is different to Kingstanding...and much more!

 

                 

 

How to present your project

 

You could:

 

  • Use a laptop to create a Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint document all about your chosen topic. You could then e-mail your finished project to your teacher to look at and display on our school website.

 

  • Create an A3 poster with containing lots of information that you've learnt and pictures that you've drawn or found. You could then take a photo of your finished project and e-mail it to your teacher.

 

  • Create a diorama project/model and then take a photograph of your creation.

 

  • Use some pages in your purple home learning book that you were given before school closed. You could then take some photos of each page of your project and e-mail them to your teacher.

 

  • Think of your own creative way to present the information that you have learned that can easily be shared with your teacher via e-mail.

 

For example:

 

     

 

                               

 

                     

 

There is no deadline as such, but we anticipate that a detailed project would take between 1-2 weeks to complete, so there is absolutely no need to rush. Take your time and learn as much as you can about the topic you choose!

 

Please note...

 

There are also some Year 1 (for revision) and Year 2 English and Maths activity booklets available below, so you don't need to spend all your time just working on this project. Try to complete a range of work over the next few weeks.

 

We look forward to seeing how much you have learned - good luck!

 

Miss Madden and Mr Keenan

 

New Activity Booklets

 

Click on the file below to download a new activity booklet for Year 2. These activities can either be printed, or they can be completed in the purple home learning books.

 

We have also included a Year 1 activity booklet if you'd like to revisit some prior learning with your child before attempting the Year 2 booklet.

 

Pentecost

 

At this time, members of the Archdiocese of Birmingham are usually in Lourdes on pilgrimage, however this year they are hosting a virtual pilgrimage. Click on the link below to spend some time in prayer with them:

 

https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/lourdes-pilgrimage

 

 

Sunday 31st May is the great feast of Pentecost, which is the Birthday of the church. Why not join Father The for Mass by clicking on the link below?

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2XS8apaFHdEZK138tXGBUQ

 

Below, you'll find a range of resources to support home learning all about Pentecost if you'd like to make use of them.

CTK needs you!

 

By clicking on the link below and nominating Christ the King School, we could win £5000 worth of brand new books for our school library.

 

The more nominations, the more chance we have of winning this fantastic prize, so please share this link with all of your friends and family.

 

Nominating is completely free and takes less than a minute, but the reward could be amazing for the children of Christ the King School! There's even an individual prize of £100 worth of National Book Tokens for one lucky nominee to spend completely on themselves!

 

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools?utm_source=nbt&utm_medium=email&utm_content=win-5000&utm_campaign=schools-campaign-2020

 

 

Latest Year 2 News

We received six attempts at last week's reading-themed challenge and what fantastic attempts they are - we LOVE them all!

 

                                

 

                                

 

                                

 

                               

 

                               

 

 

 

A huge well done to all of the Year 2 children (and family members!) who took part for re-creating the front covers of some of their favourite books! laugh

 

Remember, you can find out what the weekly challenges are by visiting the 'Year 2 Weekly Challenges' page.

 

 

A poem to bring us hope and joy at this time!

 

 

Written by Ava in Class 5 

Class 5 vs Class 6 Times Tables Rock Stars Battle

 

The battle has ended, the results are in and the winners are...

 

Class 5! 

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When the battle ended on Wednesday 20th May, Class 5 were crowned the winners with a final score of 11,035. Well done to the 7 children in Class 5 who took part in this times tables battle - keep up the hard work!

 

Class 6, it's been fantastic to see so many of you (14 children - amazing!) logging on to Times Tables Rock Stars and taking part in the battle with Class 5. Your final score of 9,355 is still incredible!

 

Can you see your rockstar on the final battle leaderboard?

 

 

Even though this battle has ended, you can still log on to Times Tables Rock Stars and practice learning your times tables ready for the next battle!

 

Who will the next battle be between? Watch this space!

 

Look at the gallery below to see who the top 3 most valuable players were for each class. Well done to all of you on your Times Tables Rock Stars certificates!

 

 

 

VE Day 2020 - 8th May

75th Anniversary

 

 

On Friday 8th May, the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, join us in a shared moment of celebration by completing some of the activities below.

 

Victory in Europe Day/VE Day took place on May 8th 1945. It was a public holiday and day of celebration to mark the Germany’s surrender to the Allied forces in Second World War.

 

VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe and brought to a close six years of suffering and courage for those countries.

Well done to Ava in Class 5 for sharing her celebrations by creating a wonderful VE Day window display and to Sophie in Class 6 for her beautiful Union Jack painting and VE Day writing. See their work in the gallery below.

VE Day 75th Anniversary Year 2 Video Lesson

This is a video lesson to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day for children in Year 2.

 

Welcome to the Summer Term!

 

Hello, Year 2, and welcome back to school after the Easter holiday and the beginning of the Summer Term! 

 

We miss each and every one of you and hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families.

 

Although still very special, Holy Week and Easter were just not quite the same this year without celebrating and learning about these important times in the life of Jesus with you. We do, however, hope that you were able to share these moments with your loved ones at home.

 

Now that the Summer Term has begun, we will be continuing to update our Year 2 pages with lots of interesting activities and websites for you attempt and explore at home. We will also be checking all of your progress on Times Tables Rockstars, My Maths and Bug Club, so don't forget to make the most of those websites to further your learning.

 

Below this message, there are many home learning suggestions, including some new ones that have been added recently.

 

We especially like the BBC Bitesize daily lessons and the Oak National Academy daily lessons for Year 2. The Oak National Academy lessons are delivered via online videos by Year 2 teachers from different schools around the country and cover a range of interesting subjects and topics - well worth a look! Just remember to click 'Schedule' and then 'Year 2' to find the lessons suitable for our year group.

 

Finally, remember that we are still here for you, so if there's anything we can help with, please use the following e-mail addresses to contact us and we'll respond as soon as we possibly can:

 

Miss Madden (Class 5) - a.madden@christkng.bham.sch.uk

Mr Keenan (Class 6) - d.keenan@christkng.bham.sch.uk

 

Take care and God bless!

 

Miss Madden, Mr Keenan, Mrs France and Mrs Kane

Year 2 Home Learning Awards

 

Could you be next?

 

Keep trying hard on MyMaths, Times Tables Rockstars and Bug Club, as well as sending in other examples of home learning, and the answer might be yes!

Year 2 Home Learning Gallery

 

Look at all of the amazing work and fun that the children in Year 2 have been doing and having at home! A huge thank you to both the children and their families for sending in some photos - we're so pleased to see them! laugh

Please see our update from Monday 6th April on our weekly updates page (link towards the top of this page) for information on how to send your photographs in for our home learning gallery. mail

 

Thank you!

 

Miss Madden, Mr Keenan, Mrs France and Mrs Kane

Coronavirus: A book for children

 

 

Below is a link that will take you to an electronic version of Axel Sheffler's brand new story all about the Coronavirus. The book aims to answer the many questions children might have about the current pandemic in a child-friendly manner. Please read this with your children and try completing a book review in your purple books.

 

https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf

Year 2 Websites of the Week

 

The Department for Education have brought together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

 

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

 

The list includes subject-specific resources for:

 

 

They are currently being offered for free.

 

Click on the link below to access this list:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

BBC Bitesize daily lessons have now started...click on the link below to take part! laugh

 

 

Click on this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

 

The Oak National Academy daily lessons have also begun...click on the link below to join in and then click on 'Schedule' and 'Year 2'.

Click on this link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/

 

 

Click on each subject to discover lots of interesting activities to try at home!

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