Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 at King Street Primary School
 
Hello, My name is Mrs Cornley and I'm the Year 2 teacher. I have been teaching for many years, from Nursery to Year 5 and I have loved every class that I have ever taught.  This is my second year at King Street and I am super happy to be following my class from Year 1 into Year 2. 
 
When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  We have two dogs and I love walking them, especially in the woods or at the beach.  I love the outdoors and am really proud that Mr Cornley and I are converting an old van into a campervan so that we can all go on more outdoor adventures. I like reading and listening to music and having a good dance, so am looking forward to our daily 'Go Noodle' sessions! 
 
I am very excited by the opportunities that we are going to have to develop areas of our classroom so that the children will have the chance to develop their interests and learn independently.  We currently have an art and design workshop, a construction area, reading corner, role-play and writing area.  The children are encouraged to research their interests so that they can use what they find out in their play.  I can't wait to find out more about the things they like.  
Please come and see me if you would like any further information about this. 
 
Home Learning 2021
Hello all you wonderful Year 2 children, I hope that you are well. 
I am so impressed by the work that I have seen you doing at home.  Thank you for all the messages and photographs that you have sent me. 
I will put some of them on this class page so that you can see what everyone is doing. 
Take care, have fun and keep up the great learning. 
xx
Friday Funday!
What have you done as part of Friday Funday? 
Make sure that you send me some photos so that I can add them to our class page. 
January 2021 Update
 
I hope that you are well and enjoyed the Christmas break. 
Following on from the Government decision to put in place a stricter lockdown, school will be open to the vulnerable and key worker children only and all other learning will be done from home.  
The children were fantastic last term and worked so hard and I know that they will continue this in the coming term.  
Please read the letter that I have attached about home learning and check our website and eSchools regularly. I will also keep in touch with regular phone calls. 
 
Take care and stay safe and I hope to see you very soon. 
I am very proud of how the children have been using their independent learning time to develop their understanding of the world around them and their Maths and English skills.  The children have responsibility of taking photographs of what they have been doing and also creating stories and pictures and fact sheets to explain their role play, models and creations. 
Have a look at some of their photographs. 
 
Christmas Cheer in Spennymoor
We were asked by Father John if we wanted to help spread some Festive Cheer around the town by making a Christmas window display.  As we love to do anything creative and happy, we of course said yes! 
Each child made something to make for our display which is based on a Christmas Carol - can you guess which one it is? 
Keep your eyes peeled for more work by other Spennymoor school children around the town. 
At King Street, we have 'Learning Gems'.  
We use these to encourage the children to behave well, to be the best that they can be and to be good learners.  
Each week, we look for children using the learning gems in their learning and interactions with each other. 
At the end of the week, these children will receive a learning gem certificate. 
The learning gems are- 
Diamond
Emerald
Sapphire
Ruby
Topaz
Amethyst
Home Learning
 
Here are some resources and ideas for activities you can do at home. 
 
Phonics and Spelling
 
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  
 
There are lots of free games that you can play to practice your phonics.  
We have been starting to learn Phase 5 phonics so you could play some games on these sounds. 
Remember to keep playing games to practice your Phase 3 and Phase 4 sounds as well. 
 
 
Maths
 
Use the Hit the Button game to help your learn your number bond facts to 10 and 20. 
You can also get this as an app. 
 
www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
 
 
 
Science 
 
In Science we are learning about materials. 
 
There are lots of videos on the BBC Bitesize website that you can watch to help you learn more. 
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrssgk7
 
 
History 
 
We are learning about Florence Nightingale. 
You can watch a video on BBC Bitesize about her. 
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd
 
Maybe you could make some information fact sheets or posters about Florence Nightingale. 
 
 
Happy Halloween! 
We all had a fun last day of the half term dressed in our Halloween costumes.  We had a spooky Halloween lunch, did lots of Halloween crafts and had a movie afternoon with scary snacks! 
Mrs Cornley and Miss Lowery didn't dare look at the new pupils who came to school for the day!! 
P.E 
 
Due to current restrictions, PE lessons will take place outside. Please ensure that you have such things as tracksuit bottoms and PE shoes that can be worn outside in your kit.  Our session is planned for Wednesday afternoons.  However, this may change if the weather is not good.  PE kits should come into school on Mondays and will be sent home to be washed on Fridays.  Please can you make sure that everything is named, thank you. 
 
 Homework
 
We are working hard to keep all the children safe.  To help with this, we will be sending two reading books home on Mondays.  Please can you keep these at home until Friday, when they need to be returned to school.  Please hear your child read daily, even if it is just for a few minutes, and record this as normal in the reading record. Spellings will be sent out weekly through a message on eSchools.  They will be sent out on Mondays and will be tested on Fridays.  Again, the best way to learn these is through daily practise.  
Thank you and please see me if you have any questions. 
 
 
Maths 
 
We have been busy learning how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and have recently been learning about counting in 3s.  
 
Songs are a really good way to help us remember the numbers when we count in steps.  
 
Use these links to see some songs that you can join in with ...
 
Count in 2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs
 
Count in 3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjzvbTw8E4
 
Count in 5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8
 
Count in 10s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CEOlAOGas
 
BBC Supermovers also has some great songs to help with counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. 
Here are the links- 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-2-times-table-with-bridget-the-lioness/zrrx92p
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-5-times-table/zhbm47h
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-10-times-table-with-webster-the-spider/zm32cqt
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-3-times-table/z6sw382
 
Have fun! 
 
Let me know if you find any other songs to help us with our counting.