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Year 2

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Welcome to Year 2!

Mrs Wilson

Mrs Waters





This topic is all about investigating our local area.  I wonder what we'll find out about Solihull if we take a closer look...

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We will be learning all about our local area, looking at buildings and streets and thinking about how they have changed iver time.  Perhaps your Grandparents grew up in Solihull and can tell you about the things that they remember about the area when they were growing up? 


We will make maps and plans of the area around us and write instructions of how to get from our school to different parts of Solihull.  We will be thinking about ways to make Solihull a better place and we might even write to the council to give them our ideas about what we would like to see in and around the area. Are you ready?  Let's get investigating!


Your stop-motion animations are looking amazing, Year 2!  Have a look at these...


A Mermaid's tale by MH :)

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Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by ER :)

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by AH :)

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Seaside Disaster Movie by AO :)

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by RD :)

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Stop-motion Minecraft by JS :)

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If you encounter anything online that you are unsure about please report it immediately to the nearest adult, just as you would in school. These websites might help you:

www.childline.org.uk – support for children 
www.thinkuknow.co.uk – support for children

Parents may also wish to see the Safeguarding section of our school website which includes details on E-safety:




BBC Bitesize - daily lessons and activities by year group.



The Oak Academy - online lessons by year group.



No password required - PSHE resource - free stories with activities to share with your children.



Work for each year group – interactive and downloadable across subjects – you will need to join – choose you are a parent – enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. Once you are in, select parent hub and choose your subject and year group.



Scroll down the page – you can play for free



Different video programmes covering all subject areas



Free to use with code username – March20 – password – home



Free subscription– outside learning



Downloadable activity booklets for each key stage



Downloadable pack for each year group



Phonics work – you will need to sign up for a free trial



Year 2 - timetables practice (children have their log-in details on the inside front cover of their Maths homework books)



Spellings to practiSe – pick your year group (a lot of free content)



Sign up for a free account – choose e books and select your child’s book band colour to locate reading books



Maths questions for each year group



Activity breaks

World Book Day!

Wow!  What fantastic costumes there were on display in Year 2 today!  The children looked FANTASTIC and thoroughly enjoyed transporting themselves into the pages of their favourite books. 



After learning about winding mechanisms and designing our own, today we made our drawbridges.  We used an axle, barrels and string and produced some wonderful work.  Take a look!

Look at our wonderful homework!

I have been so impressed with the children's efforts at making shields, family crests and weapons for their homework.  They're fantastic!

Smashing smoothies!

We have designed and made our own smoothies as part of our topic work.  We have worked hard designing our smoothies using a computer program, as well as conducting a tasting session to select our favourite fruits!  They were delicious!

Marvellous Maths!

Try these addition and subtraction games: