Milborne Port Primary School

Venn (Year 2)

Welcome to Venn Class (Year 2 )

Teachers: Mrs Sweatman, Mrs Bartlett, Miss Lee
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bown, Mrs Stirling

Click here for information about our Autumn term 2020 topics

Click here for our yearly plan

Blended learning due to Covid:

If your child is healthy, but unable to attend school due to self-isolation they will need to keep up with their learning. Children are not expected to carry out work at home if they are unwell. We have moved our Blended Learning pack to Google Classroom. Please check for daily maths and English lessons plus other tasks for the period of self-isolation. Login details for Google Classroom can be found in your child's home-learning journal.

Some of our recent work on display: 

Welcome to Venn Class 2020-2021. We are so looking forward to welcoming our new Year 2 class to Venn. After a very strange end to the year, we are ready and excited to get going again. We teachers have worked hard over the last few months to prepare for this new year. School may have changed a little but our vision remains the same. We will be diving into new learning and exciting topics, revising and reinforcing old skills, and looking forward to all being together again.

Here is some general information relating to Venn Class. Below you will also see a grid of useful websites which we may use at school and will be useful at home to support this term's learning. 

Venn Class is taught by two teachers. We work closely together and bring our strengths to the days that we work. We find that the children quickly become familiar with who teaches them on which days but for parents' information, the week is as follows...

Mrs Sweatman teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Bartlett teaches the class on Thursdays and Fridays. We have additional staff supporting us in PE, RE and for some group work. This year we will be supporting Miss Lee as she completes her teacher training. We are looking forward to welcoming her to our school as she embarks on a new career. She will be working closely alongside existing teachers and will take responsibility for some teaching throughout the first half of the year.

We are lucky to be supported every morning and some afternoons by Mrs Bown and Mrs Bungay. 

It is our plan that every child has a reading book in their reading bag to read each day at home. We expect the children to become independent at changing these but will remind them to do so. We place a high priority on reading and will carry out reading tasks in class each day. These are not usually recorded in reading journals but we aim to maintain a dialogue with parents when we hear children read individually. Please record in the journal when your child reads at home. It is useful for us to see how the children are getting on with their books. We reward daily home-reading with stickers and stamps.  

Spellings will be stuck in the journal on a Friday, with an informal test the following week. We will work on the spelling patterns throughout the week and practise developing a joined handwriting style at the same time. We will also work on the 'common exception words' ie. the useful words which do not conform to the spelling patterns. The full list is also printed in the Learning Journal. Please help your child to learn the words at home. Our spellings will be uploaded to the Spelling Shed website each week. This is a great website for learning the spelling patterns. As all children missed the phonics screening test in the summer, we have been asked to carry this out in November. We will provide more details about this nearer the time. All children will be prepared for this as they would have been in the summer.

Homework tasks will be limited to reading, spelling and number tasks initially.  

We will keep up with running- aiming to reach a GOLDEN MILE at times, so please ensure your child has suitable school shoes. We pop outside regularly, so don't need to be changing shoes for a quick run! 

PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children should come to school in their PE Kit on these days. They will need to wear their school jumper. They can wear dark black or blue tracksuit trousers when the weather gets cooler. If you could supply an old shirt for art, we may be able to protect school jumpers from paint!

Our topic for the whole term will be called Fire Fire. This will include work on The Fire of London, The Gunpowder Plot, and Divali-the Hindu festival of light. 

Please contact us via email to the office or in person at the end of the day if you need to discuss anything with us. In time, we hope to resume our open door policy.

Mrs Sweatman and Mrs Bartlett

 


Useful Websites

in Venn

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A brilliant website for practising all the Year 2 maths and English skills.

It is a subscription site but you can complete 10 English and 10 maths questions a day for free- and that is plenty!

Don't pay- just have a few minutes activity to top up your skills.

 

Swiggle - Child Friendly Search Engine

Safe Internet searching for children

 

SCIENCE:

Read about some famous scientists then take the quiz.

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x-tables

two great game websites

topmarks.co.uk

timestables.co.uk

 

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar Story

 

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Our new favourite time website

Can you get on the leaderboard?

Can you improve your score?

Log in to Purple Mash with your password here: 

 Log in to Spelling shed, Maths shed and Sumdog here:

Get to Grips with Grammar

Everything you need to know in Year 2!


 

A fantastic website for learning about countries around the world - and much more.

First News Live! - The weekly newspaper for young people

The live, online version of our school newspaper.

Oxford Owl - Help your child's learning

Go to 'My Class login'

Class name: Venn       Password: Nok books

Shape games

Test your knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes

Continents and Oceans song

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Welcome to Venn Class web page. Here is a little peek at what happens in our classroom. Venn Class is taught by two teachers. We work closely together and bring our strengths to the days that we work. We find that the children quickly become familiar with who teaches them on which days but for parents' information, the week is as follows...

Mrs Sweatman teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Bartlett teaches the class on Thursdays and Fridays. We have additional staff supporting us in PE, RE and for some group work. This year we will be supporting Miss Scott as she completes her teacher training. We are looking forward to welcoming her to our school as she embarks on a new career. She will be working closely alongside existing teachers and will take responsibility for some teaching throughout the year. During the spring term, she will spend some time in an alternative school.

We are lucky to be supported every morning and two afternoons by Mrs Bown and Mrs Stirling.

We also welcome volunteers to our class and have a number of parents, governors and members of the community who come in to help us, particularly with reading and craft activities. Pop in and see us if you would like to offer your services!

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Spring term 2021 (Click for our curriculum overview)

This term, our topic will be based on China. We will be learning about the world and maps, atlases and globes.
In science, we will be learning about the animals including humans.

Later in the term, we will be having a first go at contributing to a class blog. Other computing tasks will centre around coding and spreadsheets.

It is our plan that every child has a reading book in their reading bag to read each day at home. We expect the children to become independent at changing these but will remind them to do so daily (and check up from time-to-time). You should not need to come in to change the book for your child.  We place a high priority on reading and will carry out reading tasks in class each day. These are not usually recorded in reading journals but we aim to maintain a dialogue with parents when we hear children read individually. It is always useful to see how children are getting on at home. We use various assessments to establish a reading level but feel free to chat with us if you feel your child is having difficulty or is ready for a new challenge. In addition to a levelled reading book, we visit the library most weeks. Children will be able to select a book to read in the classroom or at home. We allow the children free choice with these books though may steer them in appropriate directions if necessary.  

 

Spellings will be sent home on a Friday, with an informal test the following week. We will work on the spelling patterns throughout the week. Please help your child to learn the words at home.   Pupils are expected to be able to read and then spell common exception words by the end of Year 2. These are listed in the back of the learning journey but will also feature in our weekly spellings Please help your child to become familiar with these words.

 Homework tasks will relate to work we are doing in class. Sometimes they will require members of the family to work together, sometimes recording will be necessary, at other times it will be more practical. Tell us how your home-learning went by writing in your child's learning journal. Homework will take the form of a  "Variety Pack" so there is some choice over which tasks are completed. In year 2, it is expected that children will know the facts for the 2x, 10x and 5x tables initially, moving on to 3x, 4x. They should be able to answer a times tables fact when asked out of order, at random; not just counting up in the pattern (though this is a great start). We will begin working on these facts towards the latter half of the autumn term

 

Practise against the clock HERE: Timestables.co.uk

 

We will keep up with running- aiming to reach a GOLDEN MILE at times, so please ensure your child has suitable school shoes. We pop outside regularly, so don't need to be changing shoes for a quick run! 

PE Kit will be needed on Mondays and Wednesdays but should remain in school all week. 

We have an open door policy before and after school so do please come in and see us if you have any concerns or require information about something. If we can't help you straight away, we will be happy to make an appointment to see you at a convenient time.

Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP

01963 250366

milborneportprimary@educ.somerset.gov.uk and Homelearningmpps@educ.somerset.gov.uk