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Great Bentley Primary School

Growing together - making a difference

Welcome to Year 2 2021-2022

Our Summer term topic is 

'At the Beach'

Summer 2 homework- Please could everyone try and do the History homework next week as we need this for our lesson the week after (wb 20th June)

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 -MA Summer 2 week 2.pdfDownload
 2D Shape Properties Activity Sheet Summer 2 week 1.pdfDownload
 Activity Cards - Describe Movement Week 6 summer 2.pdfDownload
 Summer 2 homework grid.docxDownload
 t-n-192-repeating-pattern-activity-sheets-shapes--_ver_1 Week 4 Summer 2.pdfDownload
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Summer term homework

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 Summer 1 homework grid.docxDownload
 t-n-252537-year-2-maths-multiplication-and-division-home-learning-activity-booklet_ver_5 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 t-n-2545164-year-2-fractions-of-amounts-homework-activity-sheet_ver_4 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 t2-m-4703-telling-the-time-in-5-minute-intervals-activity-sheets_ver_2 Summer 1.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Maths Addition and Subtraction- homework week 1 and 2 Summer 1.pdfDownload
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On Friday 1st July, we went on our school trip the beach, we had perfect weather for the day. In the morning we completed different tasks including the following; shell survey and bar chart, digging damns, crabs and crab homes, weighing scales challenge, sand art and sandcastles, and 2D shapes with hammers and nails. In the afternoon we enjoyed an ice pole and spent time playing on the beach and building sandcastles! Thank you to the adults who came along for the day! 

In DT we have been cooking! Before making our chosen food we had to research which items we would need within our recipe. We wrote out the method, equipment and ingredients and then in the following lesson we made our recipe. We worked in groups to peel, chop and grate the food items before tasting each other’s recipes! 

In RE with Mrs Jones we made our garlands which are placed over Hindu gods to show respect. We all used the template to draw and cut out the chosen shape to create our own ones. Here are some of our designs! 

In Geography we have been using aerial photographs to create messy maps. We looked at photographs of a local town and used different objects to represent these, ensuring we labelled it using a key to show what each item was representing. 

In Science we have been looking at micro habitats and mini beasts. We went on a hunt around the school grounds to see what we could find and drew the habitat and the mini beasts that we saw in our books!

In Art this afternoon we have tried carbon relief printing. This involved us using a picture, a blank piece of paper and carbon relief printing. We chose our own picture to trace over and then added colour using the watercolour paints. 

On Wednesday we got to visit a French Gallery set up by Mr Godfrey! The children were able to look at the French Artists and answer questions about what they saw!

Our Spring term topic is 

Magnificent Monarchs

Below are some SAT's practise papers for the children to have a go at! The children just need to think about the methods we have used in class! This is just to support their learning and get them use to the question types, please remind the children this is just to show what they know, if they get stuck please guide/help them with the questions! 

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 KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-1.pdfDownload
 KS1-Arithmetic-Full-Test-2.pdfDownload
 T-L-5206-Year-2-Reading-Assessment-Paper-1-Pack-Reading-Prompt-Booklet.pdfDownload
 Test 1 Script.pdfDownload
 Test 1.pdfDownload
 Year 2 English Grammar and Punctuation 1.pdfDownload
 Year 2 English Grammar and Punctuation 2.pdfDownload
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PSHE

In PSHE we tried new healthy snacks! Last week we planned in our groups what our healthy snacks were going to be and then this week we made our snacks. Two groups were making an avocado oatcake snacks and the other two groups were making a a fruit kebab including mango, melon, strawberries, raspberries and apple. We all enjoyed trying new foods.  

DT day

For our DT day we made our own catapults out of recycled materials. We worked in pairs to design, make and test our our own catapults! We all worked incredibly hard to make our catapults work. 

Colchester Castle 

On Tuesday 15th March we visited Colchester Castle as a part of our current topic. We were all very excited to explore the castle. 

Germs investigation 

In Science this week we have investigated germs! Our task was to discover the best way to clean our hands from germs. Everyone put glitter on their hands and then they split up in groups to clean their hands. Miss Bines put glitter on her hands and as a class the children suggested places that she should put her hands. All of the children then had a look around the classroom to see if they could see the glitter (germs) around the classroom. Each group used either a paper towel, just water and water and soap. The children all decided that the best way to clean their hands was to use soap and water

Catapult building! 

In Design and Technology we have been designing and building our very own catapult in pairs out of lollipop sticks, elastic bands and spoons! We adapted our designs as we found some parts didn't quite work! In a few weeks we will making catapults out of various materials! 

Numbers day NSPCC! 

For numbers day we all dressed up as numbers and had a maths measure challenge to complete! We used our knowledge of measuring and measured different parts of our body! 

In Science we are looking at 'Animals, including humans'. We started off having a look at different animals and their offspring, deciding which animals look like their adults when they're born and which ones don't. 

In Art we had a go at creating our own versions of the Great Fire of London. We chose a media to create our background and then added black silhouettes for the buildings. Have a look in our class windows for our finished products.

Our Autumn term topic is 

At the movies! 

On Thursday 18th November we had our 'Movie Day'. All of the children and adults dressed up as a movie day for a day of activities. We made our very own Mickey Mouse shaped biscuits, designed our own Mickey or Minnie Mouse head as well as retelling a fairy tale story in groups. 

On Thursday 7th October we made our very own pizzas! We made the dough ourselves and decided what we wanted to put on top of our pizza! We built our pizzas boxes and designed them ourselves! The recipe is on our class page if you want to try and make them at home!

In Science we have been looking at materials. We made our very own kites using what materials we thought were best. 

In Science this week we have been building boats out of recycled materials. Here are some of our designs where we tested if they floated or sunk. 

Times table practice songs! 

https://youtu.be/9C4EN7mFHCk 2 times table practice! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUL_4lzT06I 2 times table practice! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfRVYPcfecE 5 times table practice! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPffpuHYIhc 5 times table practice! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yxMJUHBslY 10 times table practice! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxsCk2ppcI 10 times table practice! 

Our PE days are 

Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please remember to remove or tape up earrings! 

If you have any questions please email the Year 2 account! 

Report an online concern form 

KS1 SATs information document

27.6.22- spellings for the week 

Work

Word

Worm

World

Worth

Worst

War

Warm

Towards

Ward


13.6.22- all of these words make the ‘or’ phoneme but are spelt with an a and end in L or ll. 
Ball 

Wall

Call

Fall

Always

Altogether 

Walk

Talk


3.5.22 - all of these spellings have the L phoneme but are spelt with il or al at the end. 
Metal

Pedal

Capital

Hospital

Animal

Pencil

Fossil

Nostril 

Oval

Pupil


25.4.22- all of these spellings have the L phoneme but are spelt el at the end.

Camel

Tunnel

Squirrel

Travel

Towel

Tinsel

Bagel

Hazel

Vowel

Jewel


For a couple of weeks we have been practising homophones! The children have been practising these in class! Here are some homophones to practise at home.

To/too/two

of/off

your/you’re

no/know

one/won

by/bye

here/hear

where/wear

our/hour

poor/pour

whole/hole

past/passed

would/wood

eye/I

 

For the next few weeks we will be looking at syllables, root words and suffixes. Here are the spellings we are continuing to practise during this time. 

Painful

Mouthful

Stressful

Cheerful

 

Illness

Rudeness

Freshness

Closeness

 

Slowly

Sadly

Brightly

Quietly

 

Statement

Refreshment

Amazement

Replacement

 

Careless

Lifeless

Speechless

Endless

 

Spellings wb 3.1.22, spelling test Friday 14th Jan 

We're looking at contracted forms;

Hasn't 

Didn't 

Can't 

She'll 

He'll

Don't 

Won't 

Homework grid Spring 1- 10th January until 7th February

Homework grid Spring 2 - 21st February until 28th March

Maths and handwriting documents for Spring term homework

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 Letter join pack 1.pdfDownload
 Letter join pack 2.pdfDownload
 WB 10.1.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 WB 14.3.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 Wb 17.1.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 WB 21.3.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 WB 22.2.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 WB 24.1.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 WB 28.2.22 Maths.pdfDownload
 WB 31.1.22 Maths.pdfDownload
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Here is our pizza recipe!

As we are now doing SPaG in class the children's spellings will last two weeks as we will alternate between spelling and grammar lessons in class. 

 

Spellings WC 29.11.21

People

Water

Again

Half 

Money 

Mr 

 

Spellings WC 15.11.21

Who

Whole

Any

Many

Clothes

Busy

 

Spellings WC 8.11.21 (as we didn't get a chance to do these words in our spelling test before half term, these are this weeks spellings!).

Plant

Path

Bath

Hour

Move

Prove 

 

Spellings WC 1.11.21

Improve

Sure

Sugar

Eye

Could

Should

Would

  

Spellings WC 11.10.21

Last 

Past 

Father 

Class 

Grass 

Pass 

 

Spellings WC 4.10.21

Break

Steak

Pretty

Beautiful

After

Fast

 

Spellings WC 27.9.21

Cold

Gold

Hold

Told

Every

Great

 

Spellings WC 20.9.21

Wild 

Climb

Most

Only

Both 

Old

 

Spellings WC 13.9.21 (We will do this test on Monday 20th Sept). 

Because

Behind

Mind

Kind

Poor

Child 

Autumn 1 homework grid 

Autumn 2 homework grid

Maths documents for homework Autumn term

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 Maths wb 1.11.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 11.10.21 2.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 11.10.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 13.09.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 13.12.21 answers.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 13.12.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 15.11.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 18.10.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 20.9.21.pdfDownload
 Maths wb 22.11.21.pdfDownload
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