Mrs J Harris Y2 Class Teacher
Mrs L Stewart Y2 Teaching Assistant
A warm welcome to our new year2 at Westvale Primary School. We have lots of exciting and interesting topics to engage the children including Remembrance in History, Where we live in Geography, Festivals of light in RE, Dance in PE and Investigating Materials in Science.
KS 1 will be working especially hard to deliver, what is always, a Nativity performance to outshine any other! The children will be singing, dancing and retelling the birth of Jesus in a fun performance. Not to be missed!
As always year2 is a busy and hard-working time for the pupils, learning new skills and concepts in an engaging way across all curriculum areas. We are always striving to be the best we can and helping our friends to do the same.
Looking forward to working with you all.
Mrs Harris & Mrs. Stewart.
Phonics – Home Learning for Parents
RWInc are hosting online phonics sessions every morning between 9.30am and 11am. The videos are then available for 24hours.
If your child is in Nursey-Reception they will access the Set 1 sounds phonics sessions.
If your child is in Year 1 or 2 they will access Set 2 – 3 sounds phonics sessions.
The children are very familiar with the sounds they have been learning in school and should be able to tell you which ones they know and where they are up to.
Please find additional information on the Ruth Miskin Website and the videos on the Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel (links below):
Music – Home Learning Resources for Parents
Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, ‘Out of the Ark’ have released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. They will continue to add new songs and resources over the next few weeks and can be found by following the link below:
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY – HOME LEARNING IDEAS
Design and technology (DT) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Follow the link below for some fantastic, age appropriate DT ideas to try at home with your child.