St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Autumn  Term 2019

We love reading books in our class library. We have had some super new books. Mrs Downes has found us some new books called 'Royal Rabbits of London',

  

We can't wait to read them.

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic home learning this half term...

 

 A visit from the local fire service ... if they had fire engines in 1666, I wonder how the Great Fire of London would have turned out?

 The Nativity 2019
Born in a Barn
We were part of the Nativity performance 'Born in a Barn' with Reception and Year One. We had a fantastic time performing it, our parents and staff were so proud of us. 

Our book we are reading in Ltieracy is 'The Night Pirates'

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning

Maths

Please find below a list of websites suitable for Year 1 and Year 2 for maths support.

Key Stage One

https://www.maths4mumsanddads.co.uk/ - lots of useful information for parents working with maths

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures - Twinkl is a fantastic site full of resources. Please sign up for free to make use of any resources use code UKTWINKLHELPS

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - we use ‘White Rose Maths’ as our main source of maths learning. They have uploaded videos of home learning to use which is organised into year groups.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=2 – a range of fun interactive maths games – Hit the button is a favourite

https://mathszone.co.uk/ - full of maths games and resources

Numberblocks is a fantastic program that children love to watch all about number. Find episodes on BBC iPlayer and YouTube

https://nrich.maths.org/frontpage - lots of lovely activities and ideas that involve little resources.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 - video clips and ideas to help understand maths concepts

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGetqbqDVaA – count to 100 song – children love this!

Phonics and Reading

Please find below a list of websites suitable for  Year 1 and Year 2 for phonics support.  

Key Stage One

CBeebies bedtime stories – lots of clips on the CBeebies and BBC iPlayer for children to hear stories.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-songs-index/zhwdgwx - lots of songs and rhymes to support your child. Rhyming and singing are the first steps to reading.

Alphablocks is a lovely program to support children recognising their sounds and blending words together. Find videos on BBC iPlayer and YouTube.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - lots of phonics games the children recognise. Currently have a free log in on the website to use to access all resources.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ - lots of phonics games. Not all games are free but look through and you will find some in the ‘Phase 2’ ‘Phase 3’ ‘Phase 4’ and ‘Phase 5’

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics – lots of phonics games

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures - Twinkl is a fantastic site full of resources. Please sign up for free to make use of any early years resources use code UKTWINKLHELPS

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - lots of online books. Sign up for free!!! (either using your class log in or create your own log in). Not all eBooks are free but LOTS ARE.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/ - videos of our phonics scheme, the sounds we use and how we say them

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html - interactive phonics games

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ - some online resources that can be used to support phonics

http://www.pobble365.com/ - pictures are an amazing tool for reading and comprehension. Look at the images each day and use the questions underneath or create your own to discuss the picture with your child.

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - pictures are an amazing tool for reading and comprehension. Look at the images each day and use the questions underneath or create your own to discuss the picture with your child.


Year 2 Class

2019-2020

Miss Plant warmly welcomes all of the children to Year 2.

As the oldest children in Key Stage One, we try to set a good example to the younger children. We are a busy class where lots of creative and fun learning takes place through topic work and subject specific lessons. We are always encouraged to be happy, work hard and treat each other with kindness as Jesus taught us.

 

Autumn Term 2019

 'Bright Lights, Big City'

 

In Year Two, we are learning all about our capital city, London. We have been taken back in time to 1666, where we have used sources to find out all about 'The Great Fire of London'.
We baked bread in the style of loaves that would have been available in 1666. During this, we used our math skills to convert measurements. 

 We have completed lots of History based work this half term, looking into the past, ordering and comparing sources and using these to find out what we think happened in 1666. Below are some examples of our super History work.

 

 As we are enjoying our 'Bright Lights, Big Cities' topic and there is so much to learn, we are continuing with this topic for the beginning of Autumn 2. 

In DT, we have been given a design brief to design and build a brand new London Landmark structure. Miss Anderson was so impressed with our knowledge and now we are able to explain the terms 'stable 'stiff' 'rigid' and 'structure'. Keep your eyes open for our finished products, who knows ... you may see them in London one day!

Our parents were invited to a London Workshop. Miss Plant organised a wonderful workshop which gave our parents the opportunity to understand the History and Geography knowledge and skills we teach in Key Stage One. We had fantastic feedback and I know Year 2 are excited for the next one planned. 

 

 

 

Spring 1 2020

 'Land Ahoy'

 Arhhhhhh me hearties! In Year Two this half term we are taking to the oceans. We are learning all about great explorers of the world past and present, the five oceans, pirates and how to stay safe around the sea. 

 

 We are hooked in our Geography lessons becoming masters of the ocean. We can confidently name the five oceans and recall facts about these such as: Which ocean in the largest? Which ocean is the deepest?

We've then explored the human and physical features and labelled these on our own maps. We found out the difference between a human and physical feature and used this to devise a key and draw our own map.