Welcome to the Spring Term!
Thank you for keeping in touch in our first week back, whether at home or in school.
It is lovely to receive photos and messages of all of the hard work you are completing at home. Please keep up your hard work and brilliant determination to keep learning no matter what!
As always, please don't worry if you are unable to access any of the links. You are welcome to contact school to collect a work pack that contains everything you will need for lessons each week. Work packs can be collected from school on a Monday and returned to me on a Friday to read and mark. A new pack will be available to collect the following Monday.
As you scroll down the page, your work for Week 2 is set out in the same way as last week. If you have any queries, please just let us know.
Have fun in your learning, work hard and stay safe everyone.
Mrs Grainger and Mrs Lundqvist
Please send your fantastic work to
Spring Term 2021
This term we plan to find out the answer to
'Why Wouldn't a Meerkat live at the South Pole?'
We will read the book, 'Meerkat Mail', by Emily Gravett in class
and use it as a stimilus for our writing and topic work.
Our new key learning can be found in the
Spring Term Knowledge Organiser.
Whole School Value
This term our whole school value is Honesty. Each week we will post an activity for you to complete.
Lockdown Learning from BBC Bitesize for all Primary pupils
Week 2: Monday 18th - 22nd January 2021
What is a Habitat?
We are learning about Living Things and their Habitats this term. Please use the internet to search for your favourite animal and found out facts about their habitat. Use bullet points to write them down and draw a picture.
Think about Sunny the Meerkat and the habitat he and his family need to survive. Would he survive in the South Pole?
Click on the links for tasks to explore your learning about other living things and their habitats. Have fun!
This week we are going to identify a hot and cold place in the World.
I would like you to make a short fact file about Africa and a fact file about the South Pole. Think about the following things when researching your facts:
Topic Book Front Cover
Can you create a 'front cover' for your Topic Book? Use the link to cut out pictures to stick onto a page. You can draw pictures too. You can write a postcard to Sunny the Meerkat and include that. Be as creative as you wish, but don't forget to put your name on your page!
Your task this week is to use the template from last weeks drawing activity to paint a picture of a Meerkat.
Please send us photographs of them - we'd love to see them!
We have attached two activities below for you to complete to make you feel happy. We hope you enjoy these activities. Remember to send us photographs!
This week we would like you to practise some animal poses. Use the pictures below to help you get into position. Can you create a sequence? Remember to begin by sitting in easy pose and saying our yoga word 'Namaste'.
Reading with Oxford Owl
A free reading resource for families to enjoy at home.
Click on the link, log on and a world of books will be yours to enjoy!
Reading with my child at home
Parents and carers play a very important part in helping their child learn to read. In school, the children enjoy daily phonic lessons to learn letters and sounds. Here are some useful links to use at home with your child.
Topic - 'Why wouldn't a Meerkat live at the South Pole?'
This term we will be learning about Sunny the Meerkat who goes on a very interesting journey that takes him to a lot of different parts of the World. To begin our exciting topic can you please complete the following at home:-
Your task this week is to complete a guided drawing of a Meerkat.
Please use the document below and follow the step by step instructions.
We have planned some activities that we hope will make you feel happy!
Have a go at these two ideas for this week!
Below you will find a document with all the yoga positions we have practised in school.
Can you put them together in a sequence?
How can you change it?
There is a youtube link with some relaxing music for you to do it to.
Remember to sit in easy pose, hands together at your heart and say our greeting 'Namaste'.
Welcome to Year 2LG!!
Class teachers: Mrs Lundqvist & Ms Grainger
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Prince & Mrs Haslam
Intervention Teacher: Mrs Cooper
PPA Teacher: Mrs Atkinson
Sports Coach: Mr Stevenson
Year 2 day is 8:45-3:00
Play times are 10:30 and 2:15
Lunchtime is 12:15-1:00
If you would like to get in touch you can send us an email:
PE lessons are on Mondays. Children are to come to school in their PE kit. PE kit should be blue shorts/leggings/joggers, t-shirt/polo shirt and trainers. NO football kits.
Please send in £1 on Mondays for tuck.
Your child needs to bring their home reading book, planner and book bag into school each day.
Home reading books are changed twice a week.
Reading in Year 2
At St Paul's we love reading! Our goal is to instil a life-long love for reading and we want our children to take pleasure in all that reading can bring. Reading at St Paul's is designed to develop and enable ALL children to reach their full potential. We aim for our children to leave school as confident and fluent readers.
We introduce children to a variety of literature through structured guided reading lessons, storytime, links with the local library, celebrating world book day and books are used as a stimulus for learning in other areas of the curriculum.
We know how important it is to hear children read. Our reading sessions are designed so that each child can read and discuss a book with the teacher and class teaching assistant. Children will also have opportunities to read with a reading volunteer where possible.
We value the contributions parents and carers make to the teaching of reading. Each child has a reading record which parents/carers and teachers complete. This record is a means of communicating about your child’s reading.