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Year 2

If you would like to email Miss Harris (YR 2 Group Leader) Please use the contact below.

 

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Meet our wonderful team

 

 

 

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Miss Harris and Mrs Smith

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Miss Bedi and Mrs Rose in Vermelho Class

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Mrs Aliu and Mrs Fisher in Rouge Class

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Miss Paca and Mrs Dell in Raudonas Class

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Miss Colley and Mrs Hussien in Lal Class

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Welcome to Mathletics!


Mathletics is a website which helps you to enjoy Maths more and improve your understanding. It marks your answers as soon as you submit them, and can give you help if you get stuck when you click on the question mark.

 

In Live Mathletics, you can enter Maths races against other people in your class, your school or across the whole world!
When you answer questions correctly, you receive credits which you can spend in the shop to develop your own avatar. 

How to get the most out of Mathletics!


• Take an active role in your child's mathematics progress.

 

• Encourage your child to use Mathletics 3 to 5 times a week.

 

• Encourage a balance between the Full Curriculum section and Live Mathletics.

 

• Take time to work together with your child. The Support Centre in each activity will help show how to solve a particular problem.

 

• Encourage your child to do activities that challenge, rather than those he/she finds easy.

 

• If the Course is too difficult or too easy, then change to a more appropriate Course.

 

• Celebrate your child's successes. Print the Certificates out and put them on the fridge!

Summer Term 2016

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Summer 2nd 2016

Getting ready for KS2..........

 

Red Class will become Violet with Miss Wright as their new teacher 

 

Rouge Class will become Violetinis with Mr Ashraf as their new teacher 

 

Raudonas Class will become Roxo with Miss Kaur as their new teacher 

 

Lal Class will become Purple with Mr Morrison as their new teacher 

 

Vermelho Class will become Benguni with Miss Paca as their new teacher 

As a year group we would like to thank all the students and parents/carers for all their support and hard work that they have put into making this year such a success! We hope you have a wonderful summer holiday and come back in September ready for KS2. 

English

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Our English topic for this term will be based on a book called ‘Wanted’ by Emily Mackenzie. During this unit we will complete a step through story, answer questions about the text and writing a book review. As well as this pupils will be completing instructions and an information booklet based on a trip to the local library.

 

Trip to the local library

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'It was exciting beacuse I learnt that if you have a surname that begins with an A your book will be on the top shelf'

 

Raya

 

'I loved the rug because it was jigsaw'

 

Lucas

 

'They sold drink by a company called 'BAD' which makes drinks using berries from Barking and Dagenham'

 

Kenneth

Maths

In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems. The focus will be on the learning below:

 

To recall and use add and subtract facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

 

To solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

 

To ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity; ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.

 

To choose/use appropriate standard units to estimate/measure length/height (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temp (°C); cap (litres/ml) to nearest unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.

 

Dates to remember:

13th July - Open evening

18th July - Inflatables day

19th July - Last day of school

 

*Golden Children*

 

Red Class

Moyo x3

Robert x4

Adteoun x3

Ellie x 3

Lily-Mae x3

Jack

Ibhraim

Lewis x 3

Raya x 2

Kenneth x3

Humeera x3

Phoenix x2

Samuel x3

Jessie x3

Gabriella x3

David

Jahdeen

Claire

Scarlett

Sultan x2

 

 

Raudonas Class

Leja

Dolapo 

Esther

Megan

Sara

Aralia

Katarena

Daniel

Melody

Saira

Eduard

Imogen

Georgiana 

Rouge Class

Bobby

Zaynab

Zoe

Lewis

Jayden

Angel

Fernanda

Janelle

Shakira

Chloe

 

 

 

Lal Class

 

Seph

Joel

Alfie

Jayden

Nevaeh

Mariam

Josephine

Trinitee

Siean

Angel

Kara

Daisy

Sumeya

Aiya

Rimantas

Bailey

 

 

 

Vermelho Class

 

Casey

Callum

Emily S
Senada

Gracie

 

 

 

 

Summer 1st 2016

The Year 2 team would like to wish the students good luck for their tests this week! You will all be amazing and this is your time shine and show off how smart you are!

So the time has finally come for the end of Key Stage 1 tests! We will be sitting them in the last week of May. Please see below for further details:

End of Key Stage 1 tests 2016

 

In the summer term 2016, children at the end of Key Stage 1 will sit new SATs papers.

SATs have been overhauled in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to reflect the changes to the national curriculum, which was introduced from September 2014.

At the end of May, children will take SATs in:

  • Reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Maths

 

Key Stage 1 reading

 

The new reading test for Year 2 pupils will involve two separate papers:

  • Paper 1 consists of a selection of texts totalling 400 to 700 words, with questions interspersed
  • Paper 2 comprises a reading booklet of a selection of passages totalling 800 to 1100 words. Children will write their answers in a separate booklet

Each paper is worth 50 per cent of the marks, and should take around 30 minutes, but children will not be strictly timed, as the tests are not intended to assess children’s ability to work at speed. The texts in the reading papers will cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and will get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test. Teachers will have the option to stop the test at any point that they feel is appropriate for a particular child.

There will be a variety of question types:

  • Multiple choice
  • Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show in which order they happened in the story’
  • Matching, e.g. ‘Match the character to the job that they do in the story’
  • Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title’
  • Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that shows what the weather was like in the story’
  • Short answer, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
  • Open-ended answer, e.g. ‘Why did Lucy write the letter to her grandmother? Give two reasons’

 

Key Stage 1 grammar, spelling and punctuation

 

Children taking Key Stage 1 SATs will sit two separate papers in grammar, spelling and punctuation:

  • Paper 1: a 20-word spelling test taking approximately 15 minutes and worth 10 marks.
  • Paper 2: a grammar, punctuation and vocabulary test, in two sections of around 10 minutes each (with a break between, if necessary), worth 20 marks. This will involve a mixture of selecting the right answers e.g. through multiple choice, and writing short answers.

 

English

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At the beginning of the half term children will be revisiting how to write a report. During this topic they will be developing their understanding on non-chronological report features.  Their own reports that they will produce will be based on nocturnal animals such as skunks, foxes and owls. They will gather information from books and the internet and use it to write their own. The other unit that pupils will cover is diary entries. Children will be writing in the perspective of others after watching/ learning about experiences or events that have happened in the past.

 

'Listening to the ladies talk about the owls helped me learn even more information for my report.'

 

David 

 

'I loved getting to fly the birds!'

 

Leja

 

 

Maths

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In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems. The focus will be on the learning below:

 

Comparing and sorting common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects.

 

Counting in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward.

 

To use maths vocab to describe position, direction & movement including movement in a straight line and distinguishing rotation as a turn & in terms of right angles. (clock/anti-clockwise).

 

Recognising/finding/naming/writing fractions of length, shape and sets of objects or quantities.

 

Solving simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

 

Competition Winners

 

Every class entered a competition to design a poster for Randall Contracting. Three lucky children were each given vouchers to spend on fabulous books! 

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'After I won I felt excited to tell my family and I felt like running around in circles.'

 

Angel in Lal

 

'When I won I felt so happy! I also felt excited to meet the council. We all took a picture.'

 

Danni in Vermelho

 

'After I won I felt so happy I nearlt cried.'

 

Tanisha in Rouge

 

 

 

Spring Term 2016

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Spring 2nd 2016

English

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This half term pupils will be exploring different types of letters. They will be identifying the features of these and explain how they are similar and different. The children will also be given the opportunity to become a pen pal with a pupil from another class.

 

In addition, they will be exploring the works of  the famous author Robert Munsch. Why don’t you do some research on the author before we study his books in school? Order his books from a local library. Read a few of his stories and see if you can notice any similarities or differences.

 

Have a look some of our amazing stories that we based on Robert Muncsh books. We changed the ending of The Paper Bag Princess. We also created our own versions of Alligator Baby.

 

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Check out our

World Book Day costumes!

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'I loved seeing how much effort the children and their parents had gone to!'

 

Miss Hussain 

 

'My favourite was Humpty Dumpty in Year 1'

 

AJ

 

'I thought that the Little Miss Muffets were amazing!'

 

Moyo

 

 

Maths

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In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems.

 

The focus will be on the learning below:

 

· Solving problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

 

· Calculating mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs.

 

· Solving simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

 

· Telling and writing the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

 

Spring 1st 2016

International Primary Curriculum

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Art, DT and Music

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This half term in IPC the topic we are looking at is “People of the past”, this subject will focus on two main aims. The first is providing children with subject knowledge, various skills and understanding to become aware of the world around them, to see how various people from history have had a significant impact on society till date. This topic will also allow the children to develop an international mind set as well as awareness of their own nationality.

 

Children will focus on British history by looking at the Tudors and how they impacted religion and society. They will also research famous inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and how they have made their mark on the world, alongside famous nurses and explorers such as Florence Nightingale and Christopher Columbus.

 

Check out our Mary Seacole workshop

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Jahdeen in Red Class comes from the same place as Mary Seacole. 

He loved listening to her accent!

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The children loved being involved in the workshop.

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Moyo in Red Class loved Mary Seacole's motto - NEVER GIVE UP!

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English

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This half term pupils will be exploring different types of poetry. They will be identifying the features of these and explain how they are similar and different. The children will also be given the opportunity to write their own humorous limerick. In addition, they will be exploring fantasy stories where the children will be using their imagination to consider different settings, characters and forming their own story line. Once students have got to grips with the different elements they will be writing their own fantasy story using all of their brilliant ideas!

 

Check out our writing about fantasy characters. Look out for super use of similes, metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia! 

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Maths

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In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems. The focus will be on the learning below:

 

· Recognising/finding/naming/writing fractions of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity. As well as writing simple fractions and recognising the equivalence.

 

· Choosing/using the appropriate standard units to estimate/measure length/height (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temp (°C); capacity(litres/ml) to nearest unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.

 

· Interpreting and constructing simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

 

· Solving problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.

 

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What an exciting week we had!

 

During English we explored the four seasons looking at the weather, food, activites and clothing that belong within them. We learnt about the months that fall within each season and wrote descriptive paragraphs.

In Maths lessons Year 2 consolidated skills on how to solve addition and subtraction missing number calculations. Children practised partitioning numbers and creating number lines to assist them finding answers.

Throughout the afternoons pupils researched, planned and then made their own Maths games.

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A relaxing part of Maths Week was learning about tessellations through Art. We had soothing music playing softly in the background as we created master pieces. 

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The fondest memory of Maths Week was the exhilarating workshop Year 2 experienced. There was a large maze on the hall floor which we had to complete. It was the most exciting and easiest way to learn about co-ordinates.

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"This was such a fun way to learn co-ordinates!"

Robert

 

"I loved solving the maze!"

Sultan

 

I wanted to stay there all day."

Yannisa

Autumn Term 2015

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Autumn 2nd 2015

International Primary Curriculum

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Science, Art, DT and Music

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In IPC our topic this half term is Toys. They pupils investigate and compare toys from the past with some of the toys they are familiar with today. To help pupils understand why and how they are different and to explore the materials from which old toys were made. As well as a visit to The Toy museum, with an amazing teaching session where.

 

Trip to the V & A Museum of Childhood

 

Year 2 had two fantastic days learning about

toys from the past and present. Children had the chance to play with some of the interactive displays. As well as a teaching session where they were able to make their own toy!

Parents and carers, are there any toys you recognise?

 

What is your favourite toy?

 

 

 

Rouge said "We would like to go again!"

 

Lal learnt lots of information.

 

Raudonas didn't want to leave!

 

Red noticed toys that their grandparents use to play with. 

 

Vermelho loved riding the rocking horses. 

English

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This half term the children will be exploring stories from a range of cultures, they will retell key points of these stories by summarising, then compare and contrast features. Pupils will be asked to write an ending to their own story.

 

Another style students will learn about is information text. They will use contents pages/menus and alphabetically ordered texts, for example dictionaries, encyclopaedias, indexes, and registers. Locate definitions/explanations in dictionaries and glossaries. Scan texts to find specific sections, for example key words or phrases, subheadings, and skim-read title, illustrations, chapter headings and sub-headings to speculate what a text might be about and evaluate its usefulness for the research in hand.

 

Maths

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In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems. The focus will be on the learning below:

 

· Mental  addition ( focus on partitioning)

· Addition and subtraction   ( inverse relationship)

· Measures and Shape  (ml and direction)

· Shape and Data ( Properties of shape and sorting them using venn and carroll diagrams)

 

Captain Morgan 

The Pirate's Challenge

 

When Captain Richard Morgan arrived at school, he was a  little confused. Because just a few hours beforehand he was on his pirate vessel, The Good Ship Mathematics, in the middle of the Caribbean! Swept to school by a Time Tornado, he needed the pupils’ help to get back to his own time and place.  Were they up to the Challenge? It was a challenge that  tested their understanding of number, shape and direction to the max.

Adding Money

 

Anti-bullying Week

 

For anti-bullying week we had the opportunity to watch a wonderful performance. In class we also made posters which were then given to SLT to select a winner and runner ups. Winning posters are now displayed around the school.  

Red class said "The show was amazing!"

 

Lal class said " We had so much fun and learnt to treat everyone nicely."

Year 1 And 2 Christmas Performance!

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Autumn 1st 2015

 

International Primary Curriculum

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Science, Art, DT and Music

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Our IPC topic this half term is Buildings. During this topic we will be learning about famous structures, homes around the world and how to locate on a map. There will be a strong focus on Science and Geography. Children will be testing the strengths of structures  as well as looking at materials used to build structures. Children will be able to use books, people and the Internet to obtain information.

Home Learning task

 

Students, parents, carers, brothers and sisters, we need your help to make this project end by raising the roof off our own school structure. !!! We have set you the challenge of recreating your own famous structure!! You have 5 weeks to plan, design and build a famous structure. Be as creative as you like ….. Can you build the Eiffel Tower out of pasta or the Colosseum with play-doh? Impressive us even more by adding a fun fact card next to your structure. Year 2 will have the opportunity to present their home creations and class learning, one afternoon at a workshop for all to witness in the KS1 hall at the end of the half term. Who will make the most unique structure?

 

Ideas of materials you could use:

play-doh

lolly sticks

paper mache

lego

pasta

stones

Use the link below to help inspire you when choosing your structure to recreate. Good luck!!!

English

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This half term the children will be exploring instructions and  songs and repetitive poems. Pupils learning will be linked to other areas of the curriculum such as ICT, IPC and Science. Through each genre children will have the opportunity to learn through practical activities, as well as writing leading to a final product where they draw upon all skills learnt.

 

In addition to this, they will be looking at stories from familiar settings where they will use their 5 senses to write a descriptive piece about a given setting. During this unit the children will recap the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts, exploring the differences and similarities between these.

 

Maths

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In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems. The focus will be on the learning below:

 

· Number and place value ( focus on partitioning)

· Addition and subtraction   ( linked to money)

· Measures and Shape  (cm and direction)

· Doubling and halving  ( numbers to 20 and exploring the concept of even numbers)

 

Look at Year 2's outstanding learning!

IPC - buildings

 

 

For our entry point we built our own structures made from cards using and investigated how to keep them upright . Year 2 also had the chance to recreate famous buildings from around the world.

Excellent English

Magnificent Maths

How does your garden grow? 

 

We're working with the British Trust for Ornithology to help collect  soil samples, insect identification, bird watching and more...

 

What's under your feet? 

 

 

Great Golden Time 

Black History Month 

 

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, and the United Kingdom in October.

In Year 2 we were looking at the honourable Dr Martin Luther King. The children were amazed to hear his story and touched by his 'I have a dream...' speech! As a follow up activity we spoke about our own dreams and the impact they would have if they came true. At William Bellamy we are truly blessed to have such thoughtful pupils! 

Statement of 'British Values' 

 

The Department for Education recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

• democracy

• the rule of law

• individual liberty

• mutual respect

• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’

 

Each school has been asked to publish a statement about how they ensure that pupils are developing a full and balanced understanding.  At William Bellamy Primary School we are proud to represent a number of cultures and faiths and always strive to promote these key aspects of being a well-rounded citizen.

 

Please find attached the School’s statement.

 

If you require any additional information please contact the Headteacher through the school website. 

 

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