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Welcome to Year 2 Parent's Information

A journey into Year 2...

 

Update: See our transition activities below!

 

Here in school, we are so excited to meet our new Year 2 children in September and begin your final year at Berry Brow School. This is a very important year as not only will you learn SO much, you will also become our super, sensible role models for the rest of our children in school. We are really looking forward to an exciting year of learning ahead with our otters and rabbits. 

 

It has been a different year for our lovely Year 1 children this year which means our transition will also look a little different! We won't be able to say hello in person just yet, as we all need to carry on staying home and keeping safe. We would still love to get to know you though over the coming weeks so keep checking the website for exciting updates! 

 

                                                        

 

Save the date! 

 

Come and join us for our 'New to Year 2' meeting via zoom on Tuesday 7th July at 5pm.  

 

 

Current Class Pages

 

You will be in the Otters class with Miss Hancox, have a look at the current Otters page here to see what they have been up to! 

https://www.berrybrow.co.uk/otters/

 

 

Have a look at our Welcome Booklet for Year 2

What will a day in Year 2 look like? Talk with a grown up about the things you will be doing!

What will a day in Year 2 look like? Talk with a grown up about the things you will be doing! 1

New to Year 2 Transition Challenges! You can present your work in any way you like. Email us your work to year2@berrybrow.co.uk

Come and meet our Year 2 staff!

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Lots to share

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Look at the amazing learning Year 1 have done at home! Keep up the fantastic work!

Year 1 and 2 have learnt about habitats and made artic animals!

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Active in July

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Butterfly learning

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Year 1 and 2 bug hunting

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Year 1 children busy at work

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Big changes ahead, as things are going to change over the next few weeks Mr Burdon will be setting online Home Learning for those Year 1 children who are continuing to stay safe at home, Miss Hancox will still be checking in and love to receive emails about what you are up to and I will post pictures online too. 

Year 1 Home Learning - Week Beginning 6th July

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Year 1 Home Learning - Week Beginning 29th June

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Year 1 Home Learning for Week Beginning 22nd June

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More wonderful home learning from this week...

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Some of the amazing work from this week on Purple Mash

Home learning for week beginning 15th June - Year 1

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Some of the AMAZING home learning from this week. Well done Y1!

Year 1 Home Learning - Week Beginning 8th June

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Bear Hunt pictures from this week ... did your work make it in to the gallery?

Bear Hunt pictures from this week ... did your work make it in to the gallery? 1

Home Learning for Half Term Summer 2 and Week Beginning 1st June

Home Learning for Year 1 - Week Beginning 1st June

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Isabella's bug hotel She has 3 snails (scarlet, Sally and Sidney), 2 worms (Wendy and Wallace) and a millipede (Millie) so far. She checks on them every day. Their favourite food is the lettuce that Bella has grown herself.

Isabella's bug hotel  She has 3 snails (scarlet, Sally and Sidney), 2 worms (Wendy and Wallace) and a millipede (Millie) so far.  She checks on them every day. Their favourite food is the lettuce that Bella has grown herself.  1

Another lovely picture book and story to read together ... 

 

Click here to read ... Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman

 

 

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Week 5 and all us Hedgehogs keep on going

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Week 4 - lets hope the sun shines and it gets a little warmer again

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Meaningful May 2020

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Week 3 Week beg 04/05/20 - Wow another week is here again, can you believe it - have a look at my suggestions this week, keeping structure with some things, but doing some different things too

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 Freebies from HeadStart whose materials we use for our comprehension lessons in KS1, try out some of their worksheets for maths and English

 

https://mailchi.mp/f8ef57bbb997/free-booklets-for-ks1-and-ks2?utm_source=All+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a8cc991fa1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_06_28_10_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_76ba1113bb-a8cc991fa1-74135197

Jannat has been busy

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Leon's Thank you picture - Well Done Leon

Leon's Thank you picture - Well Done Leon 1

Enya has been busy making a dinosaur

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Parents please do not feel you have to print out teaching ideas shared on this page, maybe you and your child could draw/copy them 

Stay safe, be happy only do what you can 

Miss Hancox

Dr Ranj has done an episode of Get Well Soon Hospital for children about Coronavirus

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08bmd70/get-well-soon-coronavirus

Pyjamarama Day - This Friday 1st May

 

This Friday get comfy in your pyjamas. Snuggle up, build a den and enjoy some stories together with your family. 

Who needs an excuse to stay in their pyjamas all day?

 

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/pyjamarama-festival

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Hi everyone I hope you are all ok?

Miss Brook in Year 2 came  across a really interesting programme you can use to create your own piece of music. 

Can you create your own song just like one of the famous pop bands you know?

 

All you have to do is select the tiny marks on the screen to create a song. You can change your sound at the top of the screen too.

 

Click the link below to have a go. 

 

https://www.google.co.uk/logos/doodles/2017/fischinger/fischinger17.9.html?hl=en 

 

Hello Hedgehogs hope you are all ok, please do not panic about the home learning tasks all you have to do is have a go. 

Parents feel free to adapt things to what your children are interested in

Write a story about their toys

Write about what you are up to 

Write a letter 

Basically write and draw pictures about anything your are doing 

Keep safe and keep smiling 

Miss Hancox 

 

 

Week 2 Keep working hard, keep smiling, Miss you all Week beg 27/04/20

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Max and Isabella have created some amazing artwork to celebrate NHS staff

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Max and Isabella have created some amazing artwork to celebrate NHS staff 2

Bea busy planting her avacado

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Felix has been busy learning at home

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Welcome back Hedgehogs after our Easter break - as lockdown continues as does my work for you - See below Week 1 (do as much as you can if you can)

This nicely illustrated story has been produced to help children understand the virus and is really child friendly. 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/88ok8kfdjjj4gkn/Coronavirus.pdf?dl=0

Week 1 Week beg 20/04/20

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Maths Week 1

Science What plants need to grow/survive

Summer 1 Overview

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End of Year 1 expectation, this is a document I would have shared at Parents Evening, it basically outlines what year 1 child need to be able to do independently at the end of the year, this is what we work towards in school

Isabella has been very creative, just look at her dinosaur, her work didn't stop there she has also done some work linked to our poem too. It's great to see the Hedgehogs are busy - Keep it up :)

Isabella has been very creative, just look at her dinosaur, her work didn't stop there she has also done some work linked to our poem too. It's great to see the Hedgehogs are busy - Keep it up :) 1
Isabella has been very creative, just look at her dinosaur, her work didn't stop there she has also done some work linked to our poem too. It's great to see the Hedgehogs are busy - Keep it up :) 2

Look at this amazing video, learning never stops. ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE? Let’s see what else we can add to our class page. Fantastic work once again

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Small world and play, this is a good way of encouraging conversation and imagination

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Yeah! another Hedgehog has been busy -Look at what Felix has been up to - Superb work I love your artistic skills

Yeah! another Hedgehog has been busy -Look at what Felix has been up to - Superb work I love your artistic skills 1
Yeah! another Hedgehog has been busy -Look at what Felix has been up to - Superb work I love your artistic skills 2

David Hockney has shared some artwork whilst in self isolation, have a look and see if you can have a go

David Hockney has shared some artwork whilst in self isolation, have a look and see if you can have a go 1
David Hockney has shared some artwork whilst in self isolation, have a look and see if you can have a go 2
David Hockney has shared some artwork whilst in self isolation, have a look and see if you can have a go 3

An amazing Poem - look what Hana has done with her family - see how she has changed my poem and how funny it now reads, Well Done Hana thank you for sharing!

An amazing Poem - look what Hana has done with her family - see how she has changed my poem and how funny it now reads, Well Done Hana thank you for sharing! 1

Alphabet word spelling - make some letter tiles and challenge your child to spell words, try adding a suffix at the end

Alphabet word spelling - make some letter tiles and challenge your child to spell words, try adding a suffix at the end  1

My Lego dinosaur - what can you build

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Week two at home with no school

A message from Miss Hancox, I hope you are all ok and staying safe 

 

I am going to set you some challenges and suggest things to do at home to keep you all busy

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Dragon Poem

Maths sheets Week 2

Try going on an Andy’s Dinosaur adventure - draw maps, make a gizmo, design your own travel ticket

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Construction Challenge, Teddy has made these. See how creative you can be a get constructing with Lego

Construction Challenge, Teddy has made these. See how creative you can be a get constructing with Lego 1
Construction Challenge, Teddy has made these. See how creative you can be a get constructing with Lego 2
Construction Challenge, Teddy has made these. See how creative you can be a get constructing with Lego 3

Amazing construction outside

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Our street party event when learning about the past we celebrated with a range of party foods

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A quick message from Miss Hancox it's fantastic to be back, there are a few changes in Hedgehogs class any questions please come and ask me.

we have new spelling for Hedgehogs class 

Our spellings for next Thursday (inset day on Friday) are as follows:-

he, me, she, we, be, my.

They will also be in their blue handwriting book which should be in their book bag.  

Can you please ensure that this is in their book bags everyday.

Happy New Year. We hope you had a brilliant holiday and all the staff would like to thank you for the presents we received. Our talk for writing story this half term is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Welcome to Hedgehogs with Miss Hancox and Mrs Wormald!  

 

                                                                                      

      

 

 

Wow what a great first two weeks we have had in Hedgehogs!! The children have settled in superbly and have all thoroughly enjoyed doing their new got to jobs! The grown ups have been very impressed with their learning in Year 1 and have had lots of fun along the way!

 

To introduce our new topic: Our school in our community, Year 1 went on an adventure walk around our local area in Berry Brow. We had lots of fun exploring and discussed the human and physical features within our area.

 

 

During our got to jobs we have made a Hedgehogs class promise where we came up with our own class rules to keep us safe and happy smiley. The grown ups have been super impressed that all children remembered their capital letters and full stops when writing the class rules! We then made hedgehog hand prints to make our class promise.

 

                                     

 

In Talk for Writing, we have been learning the story of the Three Little Pigs. We have made a story map to help us with our learning and have created actions to perform the story together. Miss Lonsdale and Mrs Wormald have been AMAZED at how well the children know the story and actions off by heart!! Keep up the good work Hedgehogs!! wink

 

               

               

 

We then moved onto retelling the story of the Three little pigs through role play using puppets before having a go at writing the story ourselves. There are definitely some confident little actors / actresses in our class! They did a super job.

 

 

WOW....Hedgehogs have blown my socks off in Week 2 with their first spelling test!! Everyone tried their hardest and it was clear that they have all been learning their words at home. 17 children received 8/10 or above!! What an AMAZING achievement!! Keep it up!!! I will be giving everyone extra dojo's for their efforts! heartyessmiley

 

The children are loving their daily mile and often beat the teachers to the finish line!!

 

 

Wow we have been busy in week 3!! The children have been very excited about their got to jobs! We have been baking little pig buns linked to our Literacy topic: The three little pigs. They looked scrumptious! heart We also talked about the ingredients that went into our bun recipe. 

 

 

     

 

In science we have been looking at different materials. Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the outdoors to hunt for different things made of wood, plastic, stone and metal. 

 

 

As part of our topic this term we have also been discussing lots of different jobs within our community and talked about what we would like to be when we grow up. It was great to see such a variety of what the children aspire to do :)

 

 

Family Learning Morning

 

Wow, we have had so much fun in Year 1 for our first family learning morning! Thank you to all the grown ups who came in to join us with our learning. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did! :)

 

In Year 1 our activities were based on the book 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra which is one of our favourite books to read in school for pleasure. We experimented with vegetable printing, we made the character Supertato out of potatoes, we crafted medals and super hero masks and also designed our own super hero characters and board games!

 

 

 

 

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We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had.

We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 1
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 2
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 3
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 4
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 5
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 6
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 7
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 8
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 9
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 10
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 11
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 12
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 13
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 14
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 15
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 16
We had a visit from `Rock School` yesterday. Tim explained to the children how they could get involved and they took a letter home last night. Have a look at the pictures to see what fun they had. 17

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Each week the children will be doing a spelling test on Friday based on the spellings they brought home in the first week. They will be receiving extra dojos for their hard work and so if you could practice these at home with them that would be fantastic. smiley

 

Hedgehogs will be doing PE on a Thursday and a Friday so they will need a PE kit in school. Depending on the weather, we may do it outside so appropriate footwear is essential.

 

Class reminders

 

smiley  Don't forget to write your names in all clothing.

 

smiley  Guided reading takes place every day and so please remember your book bags.

     If you want to read at home you can also read lots of books online at:

 

       https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

 

 smiley  In Autumn 1 we will be learning our numbers up to 20, focusing on addition and subtraction. The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring maths games on Activelearn and Top marks which can be played at home at:

 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

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