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Year 2 Project, SUMMER 2 - We are what we eat

Entry Point: 

On Wednesday 9th June 2021 we are turning the classrooms into a Breakfast Café and acting as waiters and waitresses to serve our friends yoghurt, granola and fruit. If you can, please bring in 50p by Tuesday 8th June to help buy delicious and nutritious snacks.

Exit Point:

During the week of 12th July we will be having a Teddy bear picnic at Gunnersbury Park – dates to be confirmed

 
 
 
 
 
  • What's the big idea

    Food plays a vital role in history and culture throughout the world because food is essential to life. By learning about the different types and amounts of food our bodies need, we can plan healthier diets and enjoy longer lives.

  • What are we learning?

    Science

    We will know:

    • the basic parts of the body and say which is associated with each sense
    • how to use our senses to make observations about different types of food – investigate using taste and smell
    • the suitability of materials for a waterproof coat  - comparing different materials
    • the changes that take place in your body when you exercise – gathering and recording data
    • the importance of healthy eating and identifying the concept of different food groups.
    • that seeds grow into plants – simple investigation – looking inside fruits and vegetables.

    Geography

    We will know:

    • the location of Bristol and the Caribbean on a world map
    • similarities and differences between Bristol and Jamaica (Caribbean)
    • where food is grown in different parts of the world (due to climate conditions)

    Technology

    We will be able:

    • to plan and design a pizza and its packaging.

    History

    We will know:

    • about food during WW2 and learn about why food was rationed.

    Art

    We will know:

    • about artists like Guiseppe Archimbolo and create portraits using fruit and vegetables.
  • Knowledge organiser

  • MATHS

    We will be:

    • continuing to ‘master’ addition and subtraction using vertical method
    • learning about the inverse with mulitiplication and division.
  • ENGLISH

    We will be able to

    • write instructions based on ‘How to make apple pie and see the world’
    • read, write and enjoy poetry
    • innovate a story (change a story to make it my own version)
  • COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS

  • Year 2 Notes and dates

    School day:

    The Year 2 school day starts at 8.50am. Your child needs to enter school through the main gate and walk through the KS2 playground. Staff will direct your child. Your child needs to be collected from the KS2 playground at 3.15pm.

    All adults dropping off or picking up children must wear face masks from now on. Thank you. Please ensure you stay two metres away from other families.

    PE Kits

    Children should come to school in their PE uniform which is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt.. PE is on Tuesday, Thursday  and Friday.

    Home Learning – please regularly practise the x 2, x 5 and x 10- tables and learn the Year 1 and 2 common exception words. 

    DB Primary and Mathletics activities and tasks are set weekly.

    Each weekly task will link to the learning we are doing in the classroom. Please check the DB Year 2 homepage every Thursday for tasks. Homelearning is generally set on a Thursday now and should be completed before the following Tuesday.

    We always show your children how to complete the homelearning but please email us if you have any problems. Thank you!

    Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email: sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Please read with your child as often as possible and change when your child has finished reading the book and a comment is written in the reading journal. 

    If your child reads for 20 minutes a day they will hear 1,800,000 words per year!  Amazing!

    Trips 

    We will be going to Kew Gardens on Monday 28th June 2021 to study flowers and plants. We will be having a workshop. Letters will go out nearer the time with details of costs and if we need any parent/carer to help.

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    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.

    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • Statutory Spellings

  • Phonics

    At Green Dragon Primary School we teach phonics using ‘Letters and Sounds’. 

    What is phonics?
    Phonics is the system of ‘blending’ sounds together to read, and ‘segmenting’ sounds to spell. They are both complimentary and interlinking skills that are taught together. You may hear your children use some vocabulary that you are not familiar with that they have learnt in their phonics lessons.

    A phoneme 
    Is the smallest unit of sound that we use in the English language. A phoneme can be made up of one letter as in the alphabet sounds – s, a, t, p, i, n etc, or two letters (a digraph) as in sh, ch, th, ay, ar, or three letters (trigraphs) as in air, ear, ure. Phonemes can not be broken down into separate sounds.

    A grapheme
    Is the way we spell a phoneme. A phoneme may have only one grapheme,for example ‘b’. Or may have several different spellings –for example or can be spelt ‘or’ in torn, ‘aw’ in claw, ‘au’ in naughty or ‘ore’ in more. The children will initially be introduced to one common grapheme for each phoneme, but as they progress through the school they will taught the less common spelling alternatives and encouraged to try and choose the correct grapheme for a particular word they are trying to spell.

    Consonant blends
    Are made up of two or three phonemes blended together quite quickly as we learn to read. Examples are sc, sm, bl, pr, str

    Short Vowel Sounds
    Are the vowels saying their sound as ‘a’ in c a t.

    Long Vowel Sounds
    Are the vowels saying their name as ‘ay’ in day, ‘oa’ in boat or ‘igh’ in night.

    How do we teach Phonics at Green Dragon  Primary School?

    We follow the Letters and Sounds programme Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

    There are six overlapping phases. Below is a summary based on the Letters and Sounds guidance for Practitioners and Teachers. For more detailed information, click here to visit the Letters and Sounds website.

    Phonic Knowledge and Skills

    Phase One 
    Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.

    Phase Two 
    Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.

    Phase Three
    The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet, one sound for each. Graphemes such as ch, oo, th representing the remaining phonemes not covered by single letters. Reading captions, sentences and questions. On completion of this phase, children will have learnt the “simple code”, i.e. one grapheme for each phoneme in the English language.

    Phase Four
    No new grapheme-phoneme correspondences are taught in this phase. Children learn to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants, e.g. swim, clap, jump.

    Phase Five 
    Now we move on to the “complex code”. Children learn more graphemes for the phonemes which they already know, plus different ways of pronouncing the graphemes they already know.

    Phase Six 
    Working on spelling, including prefixes and suffixes, doubling and dropping letters etc.
    Recommended: the Synthetic Phonics Toolkit

  • How to Contact The Year 2 Team

    Email us on the address below : 

    sphinx@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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