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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 1JN

01253 722022

secretary@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

WOW! We have raised an amazing £3148.59 in the Sponsored Reading Challenge!!!!

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Welcome to Year Two!

Hello to all my Y2 pupils and their families. We have lots of fun planned throughout the year and I am sure that you will enjoy being back at school and catching up with all of your friends.  If you have any questions or queries please email me at year22020@St-Thomas.lancs.sch.uk

In the Y2...

We have a new 'Book Nook' reading area!

Our class Gospel Value is Thankfulness and we have weaved a cross ready for our worship corner!

In our Maths area we also have a new date calendar to show how the weeks, moths and dates are cyclical (they follow a cycle). How exciting!

Please click on the information below to find out about being in Y2.

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Please click on the document below to find out about our learning during Autumn One half term 2020.

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Please click on the document below to find out about our learning plan for Autumn Two half term 2020

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9th November 2020

Today we have been learning about homophones.  These are words that sound the same but are spelt and mean something different.  Check out our little homophone song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJUqJyX5NSA&safe=active

 

Homework for week ending 6th November 2020 is on PurpleMash. 

 

6th November 2020

This week we have been creating bonfire pictures and learning all about more complex names/features of 2D shapes such as quadrilaterals and shapes with right angles.  We have begun learning about Florence Nightingale too.

20th October 2020

Please find the Y2 Sponsored Reading Letter below.

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20th October 2020

 

A little recap all about phonics and reading at St Thomas'.  More information on Y2 reading and assessment to follow later in the year.

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BUBBLE LEARNING- 

If I am ill with Covid-19 at any point in the year and our bubble gets 'popped' (we are isolating) then you will be sent a two week learning plan by Mrs Gilmour that I have planned to maintain progress and practise key skills.  It is essential that you know your child's 'log-ins' or where to find them in their yellow reading record.  You do not need to complete the Maths activities below now as these only set for if our bubble pops!  Lets hope we all stay healthy and our bubble stays in tact!  Thank you Mrs Mason

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English Support Materials Autumn 1

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Maths Support Materials Autumn 1

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stannesfy8

 

WE ARE ECO!

Water Bottles are £2 for a new bottle and 50p for a replacement lid.  Please send the money in with your child for a new one if they need one.

SPELLINGS

 

Please find below the spellings given each week.  These will be in the blue folder provided on a Monday and should be returned on a Friday.  There are lots of strategies for helping children spell e.g. pyramid spelling and word searches.

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9th October 2020

Homework this week is to look for signs of Autumn! Can you draw and write about the differences between Summer and Autumn? The weather, animals and plants are a good place to start. Why not use Purple Mash to record it.  I have set a 2do entitled 'I have found out'.  Please create a picture a type your findings. Enjoy observing! 

27th November 2020

 

This week we have been making Christmas cards for residents at local nursing homes and care homes.  We have also been making pompom Christmas decorations, making cards for our family and practising our nativity!  This weeks homework is on PurpleMash and there is a Maths sheet too. 

Remember to order your Nativity DVD and photographs before the 4th December on ParentPay and email me on c.mason@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

20th November 2020

 

This week we have been retelling the story of Prince Cinders using puppets that we have made and story mountains.  We have also been 'hot seating' Prince Cinders in the different parts of the story to ask him how he is feeling.

In History this week we have been learning all about Florence Nightingale and why she is a famous person.  We used 'mash cam' on PurpleMash to become Florence, we made a timeline to work out the chronology of her life and we drew portraits of her with chalk.  We know that photographs would have been in black and white 150 years ago.

13th November 2020

 

This week we have been learning about Remembrance day and making poppies.  We have been reading lots and finding exciting words from our books.  We have listened to lots of teachers 'hooks' into reading!  We also had a special letter delivered and a suitcase full of interesting things i.e. a crown, a robe and a sword.  We had to make a prediction about who our new story character was?  Thank you for your support on Wednesday and Friday for charity.

11th November 2020

 

Please wear red tomorrow in memory of those who gave their lives for us.  It is Remembrance day!  We will be having a minutes silence at 11am.  ParentPay will be open for donations. Thank you 

 

Here is some of our work on Dr Martin Luther King during Black History Month! We had to share our dreams of what would make the world a better place!

9th November 2020

 

Have a go at TTRockstars!  I have set the x table challenge to 10x tables.  We have talked about dividing by ten too!

Please find below the information for the bubble closure of Y2 on the 22nd October 2020

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20th October 2020

 

This week we have been very busy even though it is only Tuesday!  We have all our names on the recognition board, we have been looking at adverbs and verbs ready for instruction writing, we have been learning about the igh, ie, i , y, i_e spelling of words and we have been printing patterns in nature!  Take a look at our art display in the hall!

15th October 2020

 

Today we have been super scientists and we have been researching, predicting, investigating and explaining!  We asked the questions what happens to our bodies when we exercise and which exercise makes us work harder.  The children in Y2 had to plan their own investigation and we made it a fair test by using a stop watch for each exercise that we did.  Great work super Scientists!

13th October 2020

 

We have begun learning about instructions!  We will be helping reception class learn some playground games by writing instructions on how to play the game!  We are practising hopscotch and thinking about the verbs we will use, what we need lists and putting the instructions in order. 

13th October 2020

 

Year Two have begun their walking for an hour to raise money for TEARFUND!  We have watched a video and learnt about people in Ethiopia and their hope for fresh water!

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12th October 2020

Please could you help us by filling in this questionnaire linked to being active and sport.  Thank you in advance!  Mrs Mason

 

https://surveys.ipsosinteractive.com/mrIWeb/mrIWeb.dll

7th October 2020

 

We have been INVESTIGATING!  We have been finding out how far a sneeze travels using green spray.  We have been predicting, measuring in standard units and explaining our findings.  We have been looking at how soap deters germs (pepper) and how germs spread using the green glitter gang!  We have been sorting and grouping food and seeing if our school dinners help us with a balanced diet!  SUPER SCIENTISTS!

 

5th October 2020

https://ipsos.uk/HBZVH  SOS- Sports prizes to be won!  Please could you fill in this PE questionnaire if you have a spare moment for Miss Hindle.  There is a chance to win prizes for school! Thank you 

 

2nd October 2020

This weekend the homework in Y2 is to research an animal ready for writing a new story on Monday.  Please find your child's work in their school bag.  They have already decided on the animal.  Thank you Mrs Mason

1st October 2020

Today in Science we have been comparing pet animals and how they survive verses wild animals.  How do Mrs Mason's pet hamsters get oxygen, water, food, sleep and shelter? Is that the same as a wild animal?  

What an exciting day at St Thomas'!  We have rescued a hoglet from the builders hole!  We checked he was well and not injured, gave him a tour of school and popped him into Forest School for him to continue searching for his food ready for hibernation!

30th September 2020

 

Today we have been talking about different ways to practise our spellings.  Here are some ideas for you at home!  You can make a pyramid spelling, rainbow words, graffiti the words, turn them into cross words, draw pictures around the word e.g. draw a pie around the word pie.  You can write the word and ask your child to fill in the missing letters. We have even been putting our spellings into silly sentences.  If you have playdough, magnetic letters or beads you can make the words with those too!

 

 SUPER STAR SCIENCE TODAY!!  Today we have been comparing how animals and humans survive!  We all need oxygen, water, food, sleep and shelter but we get these in different ways!!

28th September 2020

 

Today we have been learning all about BULGARIA as part of European Languages day!  We have been painting flags, listening to traditional Bulgarian tales and learning to say hello, yes and no!  Bulgaria is a beautiful country filled with mountains, rivers and lakes.  It has lots of wildflowers that we see in England i.e. buttercups, cornflowers and tulips.  They have wild deer, wolves, pine martins, otters and red squirrels too.

25th September 2020

 

This weeks homework is on PURPLEMASH in the 2DO section.  It is all about life-cycles.

25th September 2020

 

Today we have been playing 'mirror mirror' with our microphones.  We have been retrieving information from a text and answering questions using inference (what we know using the evidence).  

24th September 2020

 

We have been learning all about MASS.  We have been using 2kg, 5kg and 10kg weights to work out the mass of an object on a balance scale and a weighing scale. 

23rd September 2020

We have had to call the police in Y2 as somebody or something keeps stealing all the capital letters!  We had to work out where they should be and put them back!  Ask you child when they need to use a capital letter in their writing?

 

22nd September 2020

 This week we have been learning about measuring in standard units.  We have been measuring using a meter stick and a ruler.  We know that we have to use the unit of measurement too e.g. cm for centimetres and m for metres. 

 

18th September 2020  HOMEWORK

This weeks homework is to match animal adults and their offspring on PURPLEMASH. Log-in details and passwords are on your child's yellow reading record.  Please save the work and I will print it out and put it on our Science display.  How do the animal babies change as they grow?

16th September 2020

Today we have been re-enacting the story of 'The Way Home for Wolf'.  We were given a character e.g. the wolf, walrus, moose, bear moth or the arctic fox.  We had to think about our role in the story and what we might say.

15th September 2020

Please can you email a photograph of your child as a baby or toddler to year22020@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk by the 19th September please ready for our Science lesson about growing up.