Hi new Year 2 parents/carers and children. As we are trying to avoid cross-contamination of objects between home and school, we are now going to be uploading homework weekly on the blogs for you to access. In order for us to check the children’s homework, we have created individual Seesaw codes for the children, so they can scan their own code and take a photo of their homework to submit, and we will be able to see it in school. If you are unsure how how to use Seesaw, you can follow the steps on the sheet attached to the inside of your child’s reading record.
In year 2, we will be setting times tables and spelling homework through times table rock stars and spelling shed on a Monday and it will need to be completed by Friday morning ready for their test on that day. Your child’s work will then be checked by staff ready for new homework to be set the following week. The times table rockstars and spelling shed website are posted below as a link for you to access. Your child’s reading record has their personal log ins for these sites.
As well, we will be sending home Reading Records for the children to keep at home for now. When a child has read at home, the reading record can be filled in as before, however, rather than sending the reading record back into school, your child can take a photo of their reading record (as shown above) showing us what they have read or leave us a comment telling us directly on the seesaw app. That way, we can continue to keep a log of who is reading at home for our Reader Leader award!
For the moment, children will be choosing books, with the guidance from staff in school, within their class libraries, to avoid cross-contamination from different bubbles within the school. If your child brings a book home to read and finishes it, they can bring it back to school the next day and the book will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the class library. Your child can then choose another book to read at home. Of course, a child can also read a book from home too! As well as physical copies of books, we have also signed up to Oxford Owl where children can access lots of e-books to read online (we can give guidance of what level books the children should be reading via your child’s Seesaw page). Here are the log in details:
I can’t believe it is the end of the year! As Mr Pearson said earlier we really are so very proud of you all and how you have continued with your learning at home. You are all amazing! Also a massive thank you to your families for all the support they have given, printing out or writing out all the worksheets to support your learning and for sharing on our Seesaw app. You all deserve a massive break, have a super summer holiday.
Well done Jenson for completing the last of your work today. Mr Pearson said thank you for his lovely message and he will pass your message on to Mrs Saveall and Mrs Golledge. He said he has really enjoyed teaching you and is so very proud of how you have coped with your home learning. He would like to thank your family for all their support too. I have also enjoyed seeing what you have been up to and just to let you know I think you have beaten me with the height of your sunflowers. Mine aren’t quite as tall as yours. Keep your great positive learning attitude up, I know it will take you far. Have a lovely summer break.
Aarav, it has been an absolute pleasure to teach you this year and watch you grow in confidence. I am so very proud of your continued learning at home, your aspirations are outstanding. I love your thank you message, another amazing piece of art work, I think it is a lily? They are one of my favourite flowers. Thank you to your family as well for all the support they have given and writing out endless questions and diagrams. Remember to aim for the stars, I know you will catch them and be very successful. Have a lovely summer break, you deserve it!
Dryden, Mr Pearson has loved teaching you this year and is very proud of all your hard work you have been doing while at home. He would like to say thank you to your family for the support they have given you. He is loving the football kit by they way! Your passion for learning has been amazing, keep it up I know it will help you be successful. Have a lovely summer break.
Well this is it. The last day of the school year. What a very strange school year it has been. Myself and Miss Fretton are extremely proud of every single one of you showing such tremendous levels of resilience, aspiration and passion in your learning even throughout some of strangest, most difficult times. You should all be very proud of yourselves for your superb work over the last 4 months but also very thankful for your family for supporting you for this time as well. Thank you to all of you for your support and kind words. You have been amazing and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back in September (albeit in a different year group/class). We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you all for the time we had together and we wish you all the very best in Year 3. Have a great summer holiday and stay safe. Miss Fretton and Mr P.
Usually, our last day of term would consist of some learning in the morning and then class/house treats. You would have missed 3 class treats and 2 house treats as well as those that would have got the attendance treats too. Because of this, we have put together some fun activities you can do together as a family as well as the final Maths challenge. Enjoy your last day.
End of term treats
I might be on own with this thought, but it’s not a party without a game of musical statues. The music will play and stop at different times so even the ‘DJ’ has to join in (Mum and Dad!)
Another great family game is ‘Charades’. If you restrict this to films or TV shows, it will make it easier to act out as well as making it a little easier to guess. Take it in turns to act out your favourite film or TV show (you could act as the main characters or maybe act out the best scene of that film). The other team then needs to guess. Shall we restrict the guesses to 3 per team to make it harder?
You can finish the party off with a classic board game or maybe a movie? Maybe write down 5 films and put them in a bowl and take it in turns to choose the film you watch?
Enjoy your day and we would love to have our last seesaw uploads to be you all acting out your favourite films for us to guess? Or just to see you having a good dance in your game of musical statues!
Thank you Lamar and Lottie, I will let Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps know you have posted your work. I know they are both looking forward to having you in their classes next year.
Wow Jenson, lots of practise with your 5 minute intervals in time. Outstanding aspirations as usual throughout this time, we are so proud of you. There was a lot to think about today with duration of time but I can see it didn’t trick you. Great Grammar work and I hope you enjoyed finding some of our topic words in the word search.
Oooohhh those potatoes look delicious Logan. It is a great feeling when you get to harvest your own food you have grown, You can’t beat it. I wonder if you ate them for your dinner today? Great to hear you have worked well independently. Your passion and resilience throughout have been outstanding and we are very proud of you. I love Room on the Broom it is one of my favourite Julia Donaldson book, hope you enjoyed it too.
What can I say Aarav, another day of hard work, we are so proud of your passion and aspirations towards your home learning. Great grammar work, it is tricky to remember all the meanings of that technical language but it looks like you have a good understanding. Fabulous maths work as well today.
Henry and family, thank you so much for your lovely message, it has been an absolute pleasure to teach Henry this year and I am just sorry we didn’t get to finish the year. You are amazing (and I am still a bit jealous of your beautiful handwriting), remember to aim high, I know you will be very successful in the future! Today as with all days you have shown outstanding passion for your learning we are very proud of you. Fabulous maths and Grammar work, there were some tricky questions in both tasks.
I don’t know about you at home, but telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes is really hard. I have uploaded some extra sheets and a teaching powerpoint on this if we’re not ready to move on just yet.
Hi Jenson, wow that was a lot of maths today. I love how you coloured your clocks in to help you work out how many minutes had passed, great strategy. Well done for spotting all ten differences. I had to really look hard for some of them. I am loving your continued aspirations and passion for learning by completing some of the weekly home document as well.
Hi, Dryden, sorry to here some of your family have been poorly. Super impressed you have completed your work today! I think I agree with you about letting go of the sunflower just in case it wasn’t a nice place it took you to. Great maths work, lots of tricky questions there and well done for spotting all the differences.
Well done again today Henry, lots more maths work completed. I bet whoever draws all your maths questions out will be glad to finish this week! It looks like you were able to work out the duration of time, I love how you shaded section in on your clocks to help you. Beautiful drawing of a sunflower, sounds intriguing being taking to space by a sunflower. I wonder if this is why you would hold on to it.
Nearly there Aarav, you really have been so busy working from home, well done. Lots of tricky questions about the duration of time today, I don’t know about you but they really got me thinking. It looks like you got on great though. Outstanding drawing again today, I really have loved looking at all your art work, it always brightens up my day. You really do have a great skill there, make sure you keep it up. A budding artist in the making maybe? You never know I may be buying one of your draws someday!
Hi Jenson, great maths work today! I can see you have a great understanding of time. I love how you explained where the minute hand will be after each lesson. Two good question there for the seaside pictogram. I wonder if any one in your family were able to answer them?
Well done Henry, I can see you worked really hard on your maths today, I can see you have a good understanding of time. Fabulous reading, I can’t believe Vashti ended up liking camping! I wonder if you predicted that ?
Another busy day for you Aarav, I love how you wrote a number equation to help you answer a question in your statistic work. Great job with solving those word problems in maths. I can see you went for the level 3 challenge in reading, great aspirations, well done!
Phew a busy day for you Logan! I am so pleased you enjoyed meeting Mrs Dubey today, I know she will love having you in her class. Keep going with telling the time you are all doing a great job, it really can be tricky (so can left and right). We are very proud of your resilience. Fabulous reading, I can see you really understood the story. Who would have guessed Sam would end up not enjoying camping, I certainly didn’t.
Hi Saskia and family, thank you so much for your lovely messages. I love how you made me your message saskia, it is really special. It really has been a pleasure to teach you this year and work with you all through this strange time. I am just sorry we didn’t get to finish the year altogether. Thank you for all your hard work with home learning. I have definitely enjoyed your stories Saskia. A budding author in the making maybe? Hope you all have a lovely, restful holiday, Enjoy the break!
As we look forward to the summer holidays, some of our holiday plans may have been changed due to the lockdown. Some of you may already have a camping trip planned or you may be thinking of a camping trip instead of travelling to a different country this year. Here is a reading comprehension activity all about Sam and Vashti’s camping trip. There are 3 levels, so choose the most appropriate challenge for you.
Wow! Last week of the school year! Keep going, you can do it.
Hi Henry, Great maths work today, 5 minute intervals are tricky! I can see you have a good understanding. I wonder if you noticed the pattern on question 1 and 2?
I love how you went for an extra challenge in maths today Jenson. ,Finding mixed times must of really got you thinking. Beautiful handwriting, what a great first impression for your new teacher! I agree a calm, happy classroom is a great learning environment. Mr Dubey has asked me to thank you for your writing, she loved reading all about you. That looks like a special Blue Peter badge you have received, a great addition to your collection.
We are loving your new glasses Rebecca. Did you choose them yourself? What a great shape, they are very groovy!
Thank you Anna for helping Isabel write today. This will certainly help Mrs Phelps get to know you and shall I tell you something…………….She is definitely kind, helpful and understanding!
Logan I can see you have used great resilience today in maths, well done. It can be very confusing working out past and to. See if you can remember if the minute hand (big) is on the right hand side of the clock it is past and if it is on the left hand side it is to. Mrs Dubey has asked me to thank you for completing the meet the teacher writing today, it has been very helpful.
Hi Aarav, more fabulous maths work, It looks like you can tell the time in 5 minute intervals, well done. I bet knowing your 5 times tables really helped. What a stunning picture of a peacock, I love the detail you have added. Mrs Phelps asked me to thank you for uploading your meet the teacher writing today, it has been very helpful.
Harry B, Mrs Dubey would like to thank you for uploading your meet the teacher writing. She really enjoyed finding out all about you.