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Welcome to Chestnut! We hope you enjoy looking at our class page and all of the fun things we do! 

Chestnut Class Year 2 (2019-2020)

Miss Cheetham- Class Teacher

Mr Tatham - Intervention Teacher

Ms Taplin - Teaching Assistant

Home Schooling 

Remember to use TT Rockstars, Mathletics and Bugclub every day for 20 mins on each one.

My email is Y2teacher@brandlingprimary.org.uk.

WE CAN DO THIS YEAR 2! Miss Cheetham x

Week 13 (posted 6th July 2020)

Hello Year 2 and welcome back to Week 13 of home-schooling!

I know some of you have returned back to school this week - hope you have a safe return and enjoy seeing your friends!!

I will still be setting online work from home as I am not returning back to school for these last two weeks! 

 

 Daily

1.Bugclub - 

2.SPAG -  

3. Literacy - 

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths -

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - PSHE

Tuesday - Science

Wednesday - TBC

Thursday - TBC

Friday - TBC

 

Any problems just email me. Thanks Miss Cheetham

Week 12 (posted 29th June 2020)

 

Hello Year 2 and welcome back to Week 12 of home-schooling!

 Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Literacy folder. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Maths folder. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - History

Tuesday - PE - #DRAWUNITE

Wednesday - Geography

Thursday - Geography

Friday -Geography

 

Any problems just email me. Thanks Miss Cheetham

Week 11 (posted 22nd June 2020)

Hello Year 2 and welcome back to Week 11 of home-schooling!

 Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Literacy folder. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Maths folder. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - Science

Tuesday - Science

Wednesday - Science

Thursday - PE - #WRITEUNITE

Friday -History

 

Any problems just email me. Thanks Miss Cheetham! 

Week 10 (posted 15th June 2020)

Hello Year 2 and welcome back to Week 10 of home-schooling!

 

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Literacy folder. 

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths - Maths this week is WhiteRose again which is linked to Bitesize. We are not following the 15th June  tutorials. We are doing problem solving this week. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/.

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - Geography

Tuesday - DT Project

Wednesday - DT Project

Thursday - DT Project

Friday -PE

 

Any problems just email me. Thanks Miss Cheetham! 

Week 9 (posted 8th June 2020)

Hello Year 2 and welcome back to Week 9 of home-schooling!

 

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Literacy folder. 

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths - Maths this week is WhiteRose again which is linked to Bitesize. We are not following the 8th June  tutorials. We are doing measurements this week. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/.

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - Science

Tuesday - Science

Wednesday - Science

Thursday - Geography

Friday -PSHE

 

Any questions, please email me. If PowerPoints don't work please let me know. I have used YouTube links for teaching videos for SPaG to minimise the use of PowerPoints. 

 

Thanks, Miss Cheetham

Week 8 (posted 1st June 2020)

Hello Year 2 and welcome back to our last half term,

Hope you all had a lovely half term break - we had very nice weather! Our Geography topic this term in linked to China.

 

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - We are now following Oak National Academy. They have teachers who provide a virtual lesson with activities. Please read my message in the Literacy folder. 

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths - Maths this week is WhiteRose again which is linked to Bitesize. We are not following the 1st June  tutorials. We are doing fractions this week. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/. Read the message I've put in the Maths folder. 

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - Science

Tuesday - Geography - Task 1

Wednesday - Geography - Task 2

Thursday - Geography - Task 3

Friday - Art

 

Any questions, please email me. If PowerPoints don't work please let me know. I have used YouTube links for teaching videos for SPaG to minimise the use of PowerPoints. 

 

Thanks, Miss Cheetham

Week 7 (posted 18/05/20)

Hi Year 2,

Work for this week.....

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - You should be writing at least a paragraph.

4. TTRockstars and Mathletics -10 mins each

5. Maths - Maths this week is WhiteRose again which is linked to Bitesize. We are not following the 18th May tutorials - Go back to Week 1 and Week 2 to find our tutorials. We are doing fractions this week. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/. Read the message I've put in the Maths folder. 

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - Geography - Task 1 

Tuesday - Geography - Task 2

Wednesday - Geography - Task 3

Thursday - Music

Friday - PE

 

Stay Safe, Miss Cheetham 

Week 6 (posted 11/05/20)

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - You should be writing at least a paragraph.

4. Maths - Maths this week is WhiteRose again which is linked to Bitesize. Watch the video first w/c 11th May https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and then complete the tasks. Go on TT Rockstars/Mathletics for 10 mins each. 

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - History - VE day

Tuesday - RE - Task 1

Wednesday - RE - Task 2

Thursday - Science - Task 1

Friday - Science - Task 2

Week 5 (posted 4/5/20)

Work for this week........ Friday is a bank holiday (I forgot!) 

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - You should be writing at least a paragraph. Thursday and Friday is extended writing so should be longer. 

4. Maths - Maths this week is slightly different as I have given tasks from WhiteRose which is linked to Bitesize. These tasks are all on PDF, so either print page or write down answers on paper and email over as an attachment. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This website has online videos to help with teaching for each lesson.

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - PSHE

Tuesday - DT (Cooking and Instruction writing) 

Wednesday - Geography - Task 1

Thursday - Geography - Task 2

 

BBC Bitesize Daily (posted 30/04/20)

 

Hi Year 2,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

Bitesize have released Daily Lessons these began on the 20th April. There are always three lessons everyday!

1.English

2. Maths

3. Subject (Science, History, Geography, Music, PSHE etc)

 

They work in line with the Year 2 National Curriculum so are a great addition to the work I set too. 

The lessons includes:

  • one slideshow
  • one video
  • three activities

Give them a go!

Week 3 and 4  (posted 30/04/20)

 

Daily

1.Bugclub - Try to read one/two books everyday depending on length of story (Aim for 20mins)

2.SPAG - Remember the handwriting tasks, you should write the same word 5 times to practice handwriting (This is not a spelling test). The spelling test will be on Fridays. For the spelling test, practice the spellings first, then get a parent/carer to test you on them. 

3. Literacy - You should be writing at least a paragraph. 

4. Maths - Complete the work set and then go on TTRockstars/Mathletics. There is currently a BATTLE between boys and girls on TTRockstars and I'm sad to say the boys are winning! C'mon girls!!!

 

Afternoon Tasks

Monday - PSHE

Tuesday - Science

Wednesday - Science

Thursday - DT Project

Friday - DT Project

Week 2 - Homeschooling (posted 31/3/20)

On SharePoint, this week you have the following tasks:

  1. SPaG(Daily) 
  2.   Literacy (Daily)
  3.  Maths (Daily)
  4. Geography (Mon and Tues)
  5. Computing (Wed and Thurs)
  6. RE (Fri)
Week 1 - Completed!
Well Done to all those children who have completed online tasks and those completing tasks in the hard copy work book. 
Both myself and Mr Tatham have been blown away by your resilience, attitude and commitment to home school learning. We know it must be very difficult, we too are finding it hard not seeing you all in class!
Secondly, to parents, who have been thrown into the deep end of becoming  'teachers'...Well Done! We spent years training to becoming teachers and you have managed to do it overnight as well as being a parent! Yes, you might feel like you're not doing a good enough job or that the work might not be perfect but the most important thing to us is that your child is safe and loved! Keep it up! Your child will continue to learn through completing online work and having wonderful discussions with you as their 1:1 teacher. 
Remember to take sensible breaks, do an exercise workout (have you tried the Joe Wicks one?), make some cakes (if you can get flour?), do a jigsaw, play in the garden and hopefully the sun will come out again this week! 
Speak soon
Miss Cheetham 

Welcome to Chestnut class!

In Chestnut Class we have Miss Cheetham, Mr Tatham and Ms Taplin! We hope you enjoy looking at our class page and seeing all of the fun things we do in school! 

 General reminders: 

Homework - will be given every Friday, alternating weekly between Literacy and Numeracy. Please can homework be returned on Wednesday. 

Reading Books - Each child will be heard in school at least twice per week. Reading books will be sent home every night. Please try and hear your child every night and sign the reading record.  

PE - is on a Wednesday afternoon. A PE kit will be supplied by school but please ensure your child brings trainers/plimsolls to school for PE.

Spellings - spellings will be sent home on a Friday to be learnt in preparation for a test the following Friday.

 

Here are some useful links to websites for your children: 

 

www.topmarks.co.uk   - Various interactive maths and literacy games in the Key Stage One Section. 

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/   - Different games and resources for all ages

 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?v=pupil&c=0  - Bugclub - your child's log in details can be found at the front of their reading record.

 

www.mathletics.co.uk - Children can log in to play a huge range of maths games. Your child's log in details can be found at the front of their reading record.

 https://ttrockstars.com/ - Children can log in and practise their set times tables. 

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Oceans and Seas

In our new topic, we will be learning about the different oceans and seas around the world and how they differ from each other.

 

Please read our knowledge organiser for more information :) 

Sewing

We have been working with Ms Taplin to sew different sea creatures using a running stitch.

Super Science Day 

During our Science afternoon, we carried out a fair test to see how skittles react to different liquids (water, milk, coke, orange juice and oil). We really enjoyed taking part in this experiment!

Roald Dahl is our class author and we have read some of his books in class and on accelerated reader. We compared James and the Giant Peach and The Twits using a Venn Diagram. Please take part in our poll and let us know which Roald Dahl book is your favourite!

What is your favourite Roald Dahl story?

Happy World Book Day!

How did the Wright Brothers achieve flight?

In our design technology lessons, we designed and made paper airplanes to see how the Wright Brothers achieved flight....it's not as easy as it looks!

Safer Internet Day

During internet safety week, we thought about all the different ways we use the internet and discussed how we can stay safe online.

Now Press Play

We used Now Press Play to find out more about Neil Armstrong, the famous astronaut. We used the headphones to listen and act out his famous trip to the moon in 1969.

Mathletics

Every day, we try to use Mathletics and TT Rockstars to improve our

mental maths skills!

Investigating Materials

During our science lessons, we have been testing out different types of materials and recording our results in a table. 

Chinese New Year

Glorious Glockenspiels! 

We have started our music lessons with Mrs Kendrick this term and we are really excited because we are learning how to play the glockenspiel! It is very tricky but we absolutely love it!

Books, books and more books!

We have been looking at the features of fiction and non-fiction texts in our literacy lessons this week!

Poetry!

We have been writing some amazing poems and riddles in Literacy this week. Take a look at our beautiful work!

Christmas Crafts Afternoon

We had so much fun at our Christmas crafts session yesterday. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along: we had so much fun with you!

Party time!

We had so much fun at our Christmas party! We danced, sang, played party games and had lots of yummy food too!

We even had a very special guest...can you guess who it was?

Image result for christmas tree clipart Beamish Trip Image result for christmas tree clipart

Year 2 had a fantastic time at Beamish Museum visiting Santa! We even got the opportunity to see Santa's reindeers and feed them! It was also a chance for us to recap our topic 'Changes' we covered in Autumn 1 term. We looked at how different it was in the past.

We love Accelerated Reader!

We invited our parents and carers in to see how we use Accelerated Reader in school. They helped us to quiz on our latest books and we showed them how it works. Thanks everyone!

In maths, we work in cooperative pairs to help achieve our goals.

KS1 Indoor athletics festival

A massive well done to the Year 2 children who represented the school for indoor athletics. The children were amazing athletes and a credit to their school! Great job!

Friday 18th October 2019 - Maths 

Cooperative Learning in Maths. Encouraging and helping your partner to succeed!