To All Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of everyone at Oldfield Brow, can I thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts within an extraordinary year. To all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who have helped support your child over the past months, your support has been much appreciated.
As we now close for the summer, may I wish you all a very happy summer. Some may be travelling away on holiday and some may not, but to you all, we would like to wish you all a good break.
From this point onwards, your child's class email will not be monitored until September, but if you need to contact the school please email us on email@example.com and we will reply as soon as possible.
Take care of one another and see you all in September.
Welcome to Year 2EL!
Monday 20th July
As this is our final week of the school year, we have planned a range of fun activities for this weeks home learning. Please find the document in the downloads section. We really hope you enjoy these activities!
Friday 17th July
Lana, thank you for you story called 'Emma And The Jelly Beans'. I enjoyed reading this story and it made me very hungry for a delicious Jelly Bean cake!
Reading Together Day
Hi - its Mrs C. It's Reading Together Day! It doesn't matter how old we are, reading together can be a special family time. Why not send in a picture of story-time today to appear on the blog?Make a point today of sharing a book with someone you care about. What will you share? Author and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell shares her 10 top tips for parents and carers here...
Wednesday 16th July
Chloe, you are working hard at your handwriting.
Aleksei, you have created some brilliant sentences.
Max, you have worked hard on your spellings. I also hope you are enjoying your Pokemon book, Pikachu is my favourite.
James, you have worked hard creating your senses poem. I loved reading it and I could easily imagine what Jack was experiencing.
Lana, you have included some good suggestions to help people reduce their water use, good work!
Milan, you have created a colourful and eye-catching poster which encourages people to stop using wipes.
Tuesday 15th July
Dylan, I loved reading your senses poem. You have used some fantastic language.
Chloe, well done completing your column subtractions and your 'Snakes and Ladders' activities.
Aleksei, you have created a lovely poster aimed at encouraging people to use their cars less often.
Monday 14th July
We hope you enjoy this week's work, now in the downloads section. Please contact us if you have any issues.
Wednesday 8th July
Max, well done for working so hard on your persuasive letter. You made alot of effort re-reading your work and making corrections. We are proud of you.
Erin has been working hard on her column maths, good work Erin!
Chloe, I can see you have worked very hard writing you persuasive letter, well done.
Aleksei has been looking after his 10 caterpillars, educating them about their own lifecycle using some toys.
Lana, you have written a very persuasive letter and given good reasons for why a fly over should not be built.
Tuesday 7th July
Dylan, It sounds like you have been doing some very enjoyable maths work. While on a walk you made a tally chart of the different trees you saw. You've also transferred that data into a bar chart, well done!
Max, I love your plaster cast dinosaurs. They make wonderful badges and fridge magnets.
Aleksei, you have worked hard creating your poster to promote supporting local providers.
Monday 6th July
I hope you all recieved the text message from school this morning. Apologies again that the work was not able to be uploaded last night due to internet issues at home. I'm happy to be able to share this with you now and thank you for your patience and understanding. Please do not put any extra pressure on yorurselves eves to 'double up' on work to get it all complete. We will be happy to carry the work over into Monday next week.
Please contact us if there are any problems with this. We are here to help.
Wednesday 1st July
Aleksei, you have given some very powerful reasons to explain why a fly over should not be built.. You have also worked very hard practising your handwriting.
Tuesday 29th June
Henry, well done creating your graphs and diagrams. We hope you enjoyed hunting for minibeats.
Max, we have all had a read through your Daintree Rainforest Powerpoint. We loved reading it. Your hard work to create it has paid off!
Dylan, your Dad is very proud of how neat your work is and I am very impressed too.
Chloe, you've worked hard completing your poster about recycling. You have also given some very good reasons for visiting Jack's burger van, my favourite reason for buying food from them is because they don't have much money. Its always important to help others.
Lola, I will definitely be paying a visit to Jack's fast food van if the burgers are better than at McDonalds! I also think your recycling poster is great. I think that the superhero cape that the person is wearing is very effective.
James, I think all the teachers at Oldfield Brow would like to go to Jack's fast food van for some burgers, they sound yummy! You've also created a very eye-catching poster.
Aleksei, well done writing your letter to Jack. If I was Jack your letter would definitely persuade me not to climb the beanstalk! You've also created a beautiful piece of art using recycled materials.
Monday 28th June
Good morning Y2EL! We hope you had a great weekend and managed to get outside when the sun popped up!
Your work for the week is in the downloads section and as always, please drop us an email if you need any further support. Don't forget that if you would like to speak to a member of the Y2 team, to send us a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can arrange for one of us to speak to you.
For more ideas on things to do at home, remember the Hungry Little Minds website (link below) which has a huge range of resources and activity ideas!
Have a great week!
Friday 26th June
I would like to apologise again for the lack of updates this week. There were some difficulties resolving my technical problems logging on however it has been fixed now. I know how much you enjoy sharing your work so thank you for being so understanding.
Milan has been working hard creating a wonderful comic book character named Captain Orange. I wonder if Captain Orange has any special powers... Milan has also thought of a super way to recycle a cardboard box. The box has been transformed into Noah's ark for his animals. I love the windows you've made so the animals can look out. Milan has also designed an advert for Jack's food place.
Lola has worked hard on her column addition and she has created a fantastic drawing - very artistic Lola!
James conducted a very interesting looking science experiment to demonstrate how water condenses. This looks very exciting James! He has also written a letter to Jack, good work James.
Lana has been busy completing lots of activities including writing a letter to Jack.
Chloe has been exploring nature outdoors by visiting several parks. She has also been coding with help from her Dad. Your website looks very interesting Chloe.
Aleksei has been busy learning how to recycle. He's also been practising his handwriting, halving, writing a letter to Jack and making up sentences using words and phrases from the English text, good work Aleksei.
Erin, well done to you for passing your level 4 gymnastics proficiency badge. You must have worked very hard, everyone at school is very proud of you. Erin has also been thinking about healthy eating, kitchen saftey and she has been growing a cucumber plant.
Max, you are doing well in Maths with your tally work. You've also worked hard practising your spellings, keep up your wonderful work.
Milan tallied his toys. Wonderful Milan, I wonder if you can find anything else to tally around your house or maybe while you're out on a walk.
James has build a very impressive Harry Potter Lego set, well done James this must have taken alot of patience and concentration to achieve.
Oliver has been busy at home. We are particularly proud of your super art work! You must have worked hard. I can see you've also understood how to recycle different items and that you've done well completing Maths and English work, well done Oliver.
Lana, you've continued to be busy at home completing your Maths and English work. Well done with your spellings and handwriting in your work below. I enjoyed reading your sentences.
Chloe, you've created a wonderful Father's Day card. Your sentences about why he is so special are lovely. The card must have made your Dad very happy.
Monday 22nd June
Miss Brickhill has asked us to apologise! She's had some problems logging onto the website and was unable to get on last week to give you updates and shout-outs. She's read all your emails and is amazed with your week (So have we...keep it up 2EL, you're all AMAZING!)
These have now hopefully been resolved so hopefully she'll be able to share some of your photographs and fabulous work again this week!
You'll find your work for this week in the downloads section. As always, please drop us an email if you have any problems!
Wednesday 17th June
Chloe N, you really have worked hard over the last few days. You've completed ALL the maths sheets! I won't put any pictures on here though as they have all the answers on. But I will put a picture of the work you did on pollution- you wrote a good suggestion for helping to save the environment. Walk more and drive less! x3 dojo points
Max has watched lots of videos on different habitats. He learnt many things about the rainforests and has drawn this excellent picture of what we might find there if we visited. Excellent job on the column addition too! x3 dojo points
Milan you have produced lots of fantastic work over the last few days! I love the picture you drew of the rainforest. Well done for starting Harry Potter! You will have to let us know what you think. Here is a picture of you and your sister doing some recyling work together. Miss Torkington and I enjoyed meeting your sister today. x3 dojo points
Aleksei has been working hard indoors but also outdoors! He has been taking care of his plants and by the looks of the picture below the rest of the garden too. I'm glad you found time to chill and read a book after your hard work. I hope you enjoyed the videos on the different habitats and learnt a few ways to help the environment by reducing pollution. x3 dojo points
Monday 15th June
Max, your mum is really proud of you! She said you worked really hard today. Fantastic work on your number bonds and suffixes. You're growing lots of yummy things in your garden: Thyme, Basil, Mint, Parsley, Carrots, Rocket and Potatoes. You will have to keep us updated on their growth and when you eventually come to eat them! What are you going to cook? x 3 dojo points
Aleksei, great work on the Maths Challenges. I hope you enjoyed them. Did your brain hurt afterwards? You even managed to get an answer which wasn't included in the answers! Well done. I can tell you have worked hard on your English work! x 3 dojo points
Happy Monday everyone! We hope you've had a lovely weekend!
Have a look in the downloads section for this week's work.
Provided there are no changes between now and then, Miss Torkington and I will be back in school from Wednesday teaching the Reception children. We will still be planning for Year 2 each week (so don't panic!) but as previously mentioned, Miss Brickhill (Nursery Teacher) will be answering any queries through emails and continuing to update the website to share all the fantastic work that you guys have been doing at home!
Good news for all you budding Scientists! The 16th of June (tomorrow) is the Great Science share for schools focusing on Sustainability.
The Great Science Share for Schools (GSSfS) is an annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions with new audiences.
It’s a unique campaign that seeks to encourage children to take the lead in developing their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire more young people into science and engineering. It places children’s ideas and voices at its heart
You can look at the activities on the following link or simply share any science you want to do.
Link to explore the Great Science Share.
Summer Reading Challenge
Don't forget that Trafford Libraries have already announced the Summer Reading Challenge, and this year – it’s digital! There's no need to worry about going to the library - you can download eBooks for free once you are a library member! You can read all summer long to your heart's content - so why not get a head start?
As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, meet the Silly Squad, record and set your own challenges on line, take part in competitions and unlock prizes along the way!
Children can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free via the Trafford Libraries eLibrary via BorrowBox(app available). If you are not already a member of your local library you can join online here:
Once a member take a look at some of the titles you could borrow:
There is a comprehensive help section here https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/help and additional information to be seen here https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/parents-carers
Friday 12th June
Some updates from yesterday and today!
James - I'm sorry that your amazing Food Van advert for Jack won't upload to the website. Your friends should know that it was fantastic though!
Aleksei - You've been very busy doing some super duper work! This is my favourite picute of you with your brilliant symmetrical kite!
Chloe N is another busy bee! Look how beautiful her handwriting is!
Erin - has done some superb work this week nd on top of it, managed to cycle 15k for bike week! WOW!
Lana - did some more wonderful work too. I loved this meal she made from foods that can be grown in the garden!
Max - what an outstanding job! You've tried really hard with your advert for Jack's food van. Well done!
Milan - as well as doing fabulous work this week you've also made a fabulous looking mac 'n' cheese! Please can I come for dinner at your house!?
Wednesday 10th June
As you are aware, school was meant to be reopening this week to some of the other year groups. Miss Torkington and I were in school this week to try and organise our new Reception classroom ready for the children that were meant to be starting. Miss Brickhill has been answering your emails for the last few days but as we are not in school yet we will continue answering queries and updating the website until we return.
I am just catching up with all the emails that have been sent in. Like always, it's clear that you are guys are working really hard! I will add dojo points for everyone. :)
Erin, these drawings are incredible!
Lola, what a happy little monkey!!
Milan, this looks like so much fun! Can I join you next time you go canoeing?
Aleksei, I am really proud of you. I know writing isn't your favourite activity but I can tell you have worked really hard on this piece of English work.
James, looks like you've had fun with your kites this week. I love that you and your sister both made a kite and that you tried to fly them with Lola. I'm sure a windy day will come along soon.
What a great kite, Max! It has an interesting pattern on it which is symmetrical.
Lola, I love the symmetry on your kite. We'll have to hope for another windy day where you and James can fly your kites together.
Chloe N, what great examples of symmetry! I also think you would make a great doctor- I love the picture you sent in!
Lana, your handwriting looks beautiful here.
Anna Sofia has a new little friend and is desperate to show everyone. Here is little Jessie. What a cutie! Also, great symmetry work.
There is a new maths resource available for you to use at home. It is from White Rose and works in line with the Power Maths scheme.
Please visit: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and have a go at WEEK 1 of fractions. There are short explanatory videos to help you with each lesson and activities for the children to complete. You do not need to print any worksheets out, you can simply copy the activities into the math books we sent home. On the website you will also find answers to the activities for parents. Please email us on the year 2 email (email@example.com) and let us know how you how you get on!
PATHS are continuing to support us by providing resources, games, blogs with ideas, activity sheets, videos etc. via their social media to continue social emotional learning at home. Now more than ever, the children need support with their SEL. Follow @PATHSEdUK on Facebook or Twitter. So far this week they have shared: breathing activity ideas, indoor brain breaks, stay safe rainbow colouring in sheet, happiness blog and a SELfie challenge activity sheet which you can find in our class downloads!
Keep updated with what's going on... If you don't follow us or are yet to sign up for twitter, it's a great way to keep updated with news and find out about activities that can help your child with their learning, health and (hopefully) keep things fresh and fun in these uncertain times. Here is the link to our profile https://twitter.com/OFBrowPrimary
We have suggested activities for Reading, English, Maths, Topic, Science, PE, Music and Art. Please make sure you are reading with your children at least 5 times a week and continue to practise their timetables (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s)
We do not require you to submit any work to us but we would love to see pictures of the work and activities they are doing at home.
If you have any questions please contact us on the Year 2 email:
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
In our classroom we have Miss Liakata, Mrs Fielding and Mrs Smith helping us on our learning journey. We have had a very busy spring term!
One of our main goals in Year two is helping the children to become more independent as they work. The children are encouraged to check their own work and to get used to finishing their work to a deadline!
In year two we make sure we always work as part of a team because we believe that Together Everyone Achieves More!
If you have any questions about anything happening in the classroom, please look in the class 'E - bag' to see the Autumn overview or follow the link to the calendar.
In the spring term we will be working like busy bees!
In English we will be reading 'The Night Gardener' by the Fan brothers and 'Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty. We will be basing all our learning around these books while exploring different writing styles such as descriptive writing, diary entries, instruction and explanation writing.
We will continue to work hard on our maths skills as the amazing mathemagicians we are! We will be working on multiplication, division, shapes, statistics and fractions!
For further information, please refer to the Spring Overview in the class e-bag.
Chatterday homework sent home every half term.
Times tables are assessed every Friday.
Spellings are sent home and assessed every Friday.
Spelling books are to be returned every Thursday for review.
Please support your child with the homework if they need it.
Remember to read daily at home and to discuss the books as this really helps to develop comprehension skills.