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Home Learning!

 

EASTER HOLIDAYS!

Please see below the letter from Mr Long regarding home learning over Easter:

4 April 2020

Home Learning Update

 

Dear Parents & Carers,

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing with your children at home - we know it has not been easy.  Please remember the activities set are suggestions and we understand that it is not always possible to complete everything. 

The school will not be setting home learning over the Easter holidays. However, we have created some fun activities you could complete as a family if you wish. You can download the ‘Holiday Activity Ideas’ document from your child’s class page. 

Home learning will continue from Monday 20th April.  You will be able to find activities to complete on the class pages of the website from this date. 

We would like to wish you a safe and restful holiday.

Best regards

 

Lawrence Long Acting Deputy Head 

 

Easter Holiday Activity Ideas

Fun activity ideas:

Let’s face it, we won’t be getting out much over the Easter holidays, so here are some ideas to keep you and your family entertained.

 

1. Great British Bake off – set a challenge to bake cakes, biscuits, ice them with a certain design and then have a judge decide who’s is the best.

 

2. Movie marathon – give each family member a job, make tickets, popcorn bags, posters. Turn it into a big event and then watch the movie together. Make it special and have fun.

 

3. Organise a bug hunt in the garden/when you go for a walk

 

4. Make dens – you could create chill-out zones where you can read a book together or alone.

 

5. Make a home movie or a play – get creative. You could write the script as a family, choose who will play each role and make costumes/set.

6. DIY science experiments - https://www.kidspot.com.au/school/stuff-for-school/school-galleries/homework-made-easy-20-easy-science-experiments-to-avoid-last-minute-school-assignment-panic/image-gallery/c9382495170da5cf05d7ea3448350f34?

 

7. Great British Lego Off – set a brief and a time limit and then get creative!

 

8. Make an inside obstacle course with cushions, pillows, boxes, chairs and blankets – you can set up races against each other or work together as a team to complete it.

9.  Make fruit kebabs – a fun way to have a healthy snack.

 

10. Scavenger hunt – set one up inside or outside and challenge the children and adults to find certain things. It could be based on colours, objects made from certain materials or objects used for certain things.

 

11. Make and play board games – children will learn a lot from playing board games but also love getting creative and make their own. 

 

12. Olympics – you can make flags, research countries and then set up different events. Assault courses, weightlifting using bags of sugar etc.

 

13. Come dine with me – you could get into teams and take it in turns to make dinner. You could create menus, entertainment and even a theme. 

 

14. Discover Easter around the world – research how different countries celebrate Easter. Where would you want to spend Easter?

15. Bug hunt competition - http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/bughunt  

 

We know it won't be our usual type of Easter holiday but try to have lots of fun at home!  We will be back on Monday 20th April with some more home learning.  Children, parents and carers you have done an amazing job!  We know it isn't easy and appreciate all the effort you are putting in.

 

Best wishes for health and sunshine,

The Year 2 Team

Miss Reid, Miss Rodell, Miss Painter, Mr Spence, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs Taylor and                Miss Winkworth  

Friday 3rd April

 

JOE WICKS LIVE TODAY IS IN FANCY DRESS!!!

The teachers who are in school today will be participating in fancy dress!  (I am in so will put a picture on here later!!)

 Good morning everyone.  We hope you enjoyed yesterday!  Not so sunny today is it, still make sure you get out in the fresh air and get some exercise!  It is fine to sit and watch TV and play Xbox games for a little while but fresh air, exercise and conversations with people in your house keeps your mind healthy and you less grumpy! 

There is a new thing to do to brighten up your walks - put your teddy bears in your windows and bring the book 'We are going on a bear hunt' to life!  How many teddy bears can you spot on your walk? Remember to stay safe and not get close to your friends if you see them out.

Google it with your adult if you want to find out more!  Miss Rodell and I have already done ours! 

If parents could spread the word too, lets see how many bears we can get around Lytchett, Upton, Hamworthy, Sandford and all around!

 

Well done Neve for making a beautiful nature picture, she was very clever and used a dog biscuit as a bow and called it a 'bone tie' for her flowers.

Also, well done to Zoey for finding all the combinations of colours for her rocket!  Great to see you all trying so hard.

English Activity

Learning Objective:  To publish a piece of work.

Success Criteria: To understand the features of non-fiction text

To create a glossary and a contents page.

 

All week we have been building to this moment of creating your information booklet.  We all know that a non-fiction text has a contents page and we are also going to create a glossary too.

So, to put your booklet together you need to write a contents page.  At the top you need the title 'Contents' and then write your sub headings and what page they are on so you will need to number your pages.  An information text does not need to be in order like a story so it is up to you the order of your pages.

You also need to write a glossary.  A glossary is key words from your book that you put in alphabetical order.  Next to each word you have to write a short description of what it means.

Key words that you might use: prey, hunt, owl, nocturnal, prey, nest, habitat

Your key words may vary depending on what you have written.  The glossary goes at the back of the booklet.

Now you are ready to put your booklet together:

1. Front Cover

2. Contents page

3. Pages in order

4. Glossary

5. Back cover (if you want to be posh! :-) )

Hey presto!  Your very own owl information book!

WELL DONE!!

 

Reading Activity

Learning Objective:  To identify and find the key features of a non fiction text.

Success Criteria: To find non fiction texts.

To identify and read contents pages and glossaries.

So it's time to go on a hunt through your book shelf!  What non fiction texts can you find? Can you find the glossary (not all will have them) and contents page?  Choose your favourite book and read it to your adult.  Remember you can read it in any order so use the contents page and read the bits you know will interest you!

Happy Reading!

 

Maths Activity

We have been trying to steer clear of just putting links to things on here but I have just found this and it is lovely!  Work your way through as much or as little as you like!  Have fun!

 

https://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/owl-facts-for-kids/barn-owl-trust-lesson-plans/numeracy-educational-resources/

 

Art Work

Add any more illustrations to your owl booklet when you have put it together if there are any gaps.

This will be last days work for a while as we are giving you a break for the Easter holidays.  We will be giving you some fun ideas of things to do you with your family so keep looking at this page!

 

Mrs McKenzie, Miss Winkworth, Mrs Taylor and Mr Spence all want to say hi too and tell you they are missing you all as much as we are!  Here's Mr Spence giving you all a wave!

 

Stay safe everyone and get those Teddies in your windows!

 

From Miss Reid, Miss Rodell and Miss Painter

xx

 

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning Nightingales

Here's me at home with my dog Beans.  It's strange being at home and not at school with you all.  Beans enjoys his daily walks and he keeps me company while I set your home learning!  If you have a pet at home I bet they are enjoying seeing you every day! 

English Activity

To create a fact file on Barn Owls

Learning Objective: To plan what you are going to write.

Success Criteria: To research and write down key words.

To write in full sentences remembering full stops, capital letters and handwriting. 

Continue to research the barn owls.  Today your mini heading is 

Different Species of Owls

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/owl-family/

Here is a nice link to help you.

 

Reading

Reading Activity

Learning Objective:  To read for meaning.

Success Criteria:  To gather information.

To read to/with your adult your research for your owl booklet.  Try to read yourself, sounding out, re-reading to make sure the sentence make sense and asking your adult for help if you are unsure.

Also remember, you can be reading your books to your adults too.

 

Maths Activity

The next picture is for Mums and Dads!  No peeking children!!!

Art Activity

Design and make your Owl booklet front cover. You can decide on the title and how you want to set it out.  You can paint, draw, colour your owls in any way you want.  It is your booklet and you need to be proud of it.

 

We hope you have a lovely day and enjoy doing your learning.  Remember there are TT Rockstars, Mathletics and spellings you can be doing too.

Parents, if all this work is a little overwhelming, select activities you know are achievable.  You are all doing an amazing job.  Take care,

Miss Reid, Miss Rodell and Miss Painter

 

 

 

Wednesday 1st April  

The first of April some do say,

Is set apart for All Fools' Day;

But why the people call it so

Nor I, nor they themselves, do know…

Fun activity should you wish to do it!  This is optional! - Find out why we have April Fool's Day!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/39442476

OOOOOHHH!  How tempting was it to set you a crazy challenge as an April fool!  We won't though, we will be nice!

I hope you are enjoying our little barn owl project.  By Friday, you should have a lovely information booklet.

English Activity

To create a fact file on Barn Owls

Learning Objective: To plan what you are going to write.

Success Criteria: To research and write down key words.

To write in full sentences remembering full stops, capital letters and handwriting. 

Continue to research the barn owls.  Today your mini heading is 

Habitats

We have been learning about habitats so you should be able to explain to your parents what it means.

 

https://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/owl-facts-for-kids/

http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/barn_owl_k6.html

https://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/barn_owl_facts/2341/

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/owl-facts-for-kids/

 

Reading

Reading Activity

Learning Objective:  To read for meaning.

Success Criteria:  To gather information.

To read to/with your adult your research for your owl booklet.  Try to read yourself, sounding out, re-reading to make sure the sentence make sense and asking your adult for help if you are unsure.

Also remember, you can be reading your books to your adults too.

 

 

Maths Activity

Learning objective: To choose which operation to use

To explain my ideas to my adult

 

The answer was 10, what might have been the question?

So, challenge yourself!  How many ways can you use 10 using different operations?  Think number bonds, adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, fractions, halving doubling!!  Really go for it!!  

Please explain all your ideas to your adult!

 

If you want some art activities, add some illustrations to your owl booklet!

https://www.wedrawanimals.com/how-to-draw-an-owl-for-kids/

Have a lovely day.  Stay safe.

Miss Reid, Miss Rodell and Miss Painter

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning everyone!  Hope you are all well, we are still missing you all.  The sun is still shining and we hope you are all still getting some fresh air.  I think everyone is getting fitter thanks to Joe Wicks!  Are you still exercising with him?  Has anyone managed a shout out yet?  We have many art activities lying in wait for a rainy day but while the weather is nice, we want you enjoying the sunshine.  

 

English Activity

Well, there's no egg yet is there!  Apparently last year they laid eggs in April so we may have to be patient.  Today we would like you to add to your barn owl fact file.  Use the links from yesterday or your own (remember to search barn owl facts for children so the facts can be read easily)

To create a fact file on Barn Owls

Learning Objective: To plan what you are going to write.

Success Criteria: To research and write down key words.

To write in full sentences remembering full stops, capital letters and handwriting.

Today we want you to add a page to your fact file.  The title for today is:

Hunting and Food

Remember to add illustrations to your page.  

 

Reading Activity

Learning Objective:  To read for meaning.

Success Criteria:  To gather information.

To read to/with your adult your research for your owl booklet.  Try to read yourself, sounding out, re-reading to make sure the sentence make sense and asking your adult for help if you are unsure.

 

 

Maths Activity

Have a go at this maths investigation.  Remember when you are working things out it is important to explain what you are doing and your thoughts behind your problem solving.

Parents, the next picture is for you.  No peeking children!!!  

 

Art Activity

Go into the garden and collect some nature.  Can you use these to create a picture?  Don't be picking your Mum and Dad's flowers!!  Use twigs, sticks, pebbles..... whatever you can find and that you are allowed to use.

Have a lovely day!  Be good for your adults!

Miss Reid, Miss Rodell and Miss Painter

 

 

Monday 30th March

Hello everyone!  Well, here we go for our second week of home learning!  

Well, this week's learning is going to be a little project that we will guide you through but one that you can take as far you like.  Do you remember in Reception watching the Barn Owl nest cam?  Like with everything in nature, things might not always have the outcome we want but is fascinating to watch!  The webcam became quite addictive to some people who watched the eggs hatch and the owlets growing.

Here is the link to the webcam

https://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlifewebcam

It is an amazing time to start watching the nest cam as there aren't even any eggs yet so we are right at the start of their journey!  I wonder who will be the first person to spot their first egg?

 

English Activity

To create a fact file on Barn Owls

Learning Objective: To plan what you are going to write.

Success Criteria: To research and write down key words.

To write in full sentences remembering full stops, capital letters and handwriting.

 

https://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/owl-facts-for-kids/

http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/barn_owl_k6.html

https://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/barn_owl_facts/2341/

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/owl-facts-for-kids/

 

Here are some links to research barn owls.  We are going to create a fact file.  Each day we will give you something specific to research and that will be a page in your fact file.  At the end of the week, you can put the pages together to create an information booklet.  Today I would like you to have the heading:

What Barn Owls look like

So, do your research noting down key words you might want to use.  Then write them up in full sentences on one page.  Use illustrations to make your page more interesting.

 

Reading Activity

Learning Objective:  To read for meaning.

Success Criteria:  To gather information.

To read to/with your adult your research for your owl booklet.  Try to read yourself, sounding out, re-reading to make sure the sentence make sense and asking your adult for help if you are unsure.

 

Miss Painter is missing you all too and has set you a topic challenge for you to do.  Could you imagine what it must have felt like to be the first person to ever set foot on the moon!!

Topic Challenge:

Watch this video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zy89wmn

Imagine you went on a journey to the moon, design and write a postcard to Miss Rodell or Mrs Reid from your visit. Here is an example:

 

Remember also to keep up with mathletics and TT Rockstars!  We will be setting you some maths challenges on here too!  Watch this space! 

Have a lovely day!  Maybe we will see an egg in that next box before the end of the week!

Keep smiling everyone!

From Miss Reid, Miss Rodell and Miss Painter!

 

 

 

 

Good morning everyone.  Well, it has been a week of home learning now.  I hope you are enjoying it and mums and dads you are finding it ok.  If it is too challenging, cook with the children, weighing things out or setting them a little activity you know they will enjoy.  Please don't add guilt to the emotions we are already feeling at this time.  Today we are keeping it simple as there was a lot to do yesterday!

English Activity

LO: To write a sequel.

Success Criteria:  To write in sentences using story language.

To use words and phrases we have been practising all week.

Using the video you have been watching all week, write what happened to the little girl who found the bubbles at the end.  What happened?  Where did her bubble take her?  Did she leave the bubbles at the end for someone else on the beach who looked sad?  Who was it?  Remember it is fiction - anything can happen!  You can plan your story first if that helps you.

Extend your learning.......... Read your story to someone.  It can be to your mum, dad or phone someone in your family you know might be a bit lonely and read it to them!

 

Reading Activity

Choose a book you have at home.  Read it to, or with an adult and talk about it.  It can be one you already know.  Did you like it- why?  Who is your favourite character?  Which bit would you change?  What words do you think were good?  Were there any adjectives or verbs that you could do better.

 

OK, there is no challenge today!  just enjoy the sunshine and have fun!

Have a great weekend 

Miss Reid and Miss Rodell

 

Thursday 26th March

Morning everyone.  I hope you had a good day yesterday.  Did you build a den?  Did you add that to your diary?  Aren't we lucky with the weather!  Mums and Dads, you are doing great! 

English Learning today

Learning Objective: To write a story.

Success Criteria: To follow the sequence of the story.

To use all the vocabulary we have been practising the last few days.

Watch the video

https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

As you are watching the video, talk out loud what is happening.  What can you see (setting) what is the character doing?  How is she feeling?  Using the lovely vocabulary you have been practising, can you write out the story in sentences.  If you have some paper, you could make it into a book.

Extend your learning.........Read your story to Grandma/Grandad or someone in your family that you can't see at the moment over the phone/Skype/FaceTime.  Make sure your Mum and Dad are OK with this first.  Illustrate your story.  You may need to play the video more than once to remember what the setting/character looks like.

 

 

Reading Activity

Keep reading other books too.  There are many online if you don't have any.  See your learning packs for links.

 

Today's Fun Challenge!

Get out into the Garden! How many signs of spring can you see?  Can you see buds forming on the trees, spring flowers, insects flying, birds collecting twigs?  How many mini beasts can you find enjoying the sunshine?  Remember if you remove anything from it's natural habitat you must look after it and put it back where you found it! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z9fkwmn

Here is a minibeast identification mat to help you name what you find!  Happy hunting!!

 

Hi everyone, here is your music lesson for today.  Miss Wells 

Year 2 Music Lesson 26.3.20

We have been thinking about pitch this term. Do you remember the pitch lines you drew for the crows this week?

Choose another animal – here are some ideas.

Elephant

Shark

Bumble bee

Worm

Can you draw a pitch line for that animal? Remember not to make it too complicated!

Would it be high or low pitched?

Can you sing the pitch line or play it on an instrument?

Perform it to someone at home – does your sound match the picture?

 

Hi Year 2, here is your french lesson from Madame Markham

Year 2 French for Thursday 26th March

We have been looking at French shops especially la boulangerie (bakery). We found out some of the items they sell including croissant, pain au chocolat, éclair, baguette etc. Maybe the children might like to try eating some of these (if you can find any in the shops!!!).

For your French lesson, I would like you to imagine you are visiting a French market and you need to go to the fruit (les fruits)and vegetable (Légumes) stall.

Draw the stall and find out what at least five fruits and vegetables are called. Label your picture. You could find words using the internet (Google translate) or a French dictionary or vocabulary book if you have one at home. If you are using a translation website, please type in the word ‘a’ before the word so that you can find out if it is un or une. E.g. a banana = une banana.

Bonne chance et merci beaucoup!

Madame Markham

 

Wow!  That is a lot for one day!  I forgot it was Thursday and that it was french and music day too.  Please do not feel you have to do this all today- save some for a quiet time!

Will talk to you all again tomorrow.

Be good for your adults, stay safe.

Miss Reid and Miss Rodell

Morning Nightingales.  

Wednesday 25th March

We hope you are all enjoying this beautiful sunshine and are doing your home learning.  We are trying to keep it fun and will be building in some extra little challenges for you.  These might not be sit down, pen and paper activities but ones that will get you talking, cooperating and enjoying your time in your house and garden as we all need to stay at home now.  Please be good for your adults!

Keep up with your online learning too!  Well done for everyone who was on Mathletics, spelling Frame and TT Rockstars yesterday - we are looking every day at who has been logging on.  If you are struggling to log on, please see the paragraph on logging on below.

 

English work today

Learning Objective : To describe a character

Success Criteria: To write in full sentences using noun phrases  

(A noun phrase is using an adjective (describing word) to describe the noun (name of something)

To use inference.

(Inference is when you use clues such as expression, actions, body language and events in the story to make a judgement about something and where the text does not state it specifically) 

Watch Bubbles again and focus on the girl.

https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

Can you describe the girl in full sentences? Are her feelings the same at the start of the film and at the end?  Remember when you are describing a character you can talk about what they look like and how they are feeling.  Build on the vocabulary you used yesterday and use adjectives to describe nouns you are talking about.  Remember our key word 'because' to back up your ideas.

Extend your learning...................  Using different coloured pencils, underline nouns, adjectives and verbs in your sentences. 

The sad, little girl wandered slowly because she was all alone. 

Can you see what adjectives, noun and verb I have used?

 

Reading

Little by Little is a story about a young otter called Scramble.  This is an extract from the beginning of the book.  Read it and answer the questions.  Remember to back up your ideas with explanations.  

Learning Objective: To make prediction based on what you already know.

 

Remember when you are at home for a long time, it important to exercise too.  Joe Wicks is doing a daily PE class for the children but get Mums and Dads joining in too!  It's amazing what a bit of exercise does for your well being and mental health.

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 

TODAY'S FUN CHALLENGE!!

As the weather is so beautiful - get outside!!  Build yourself a den that is big enough for 2 people to have lunch in!  Use an old sheet over a table, or over the washing line!  It doesn't have to be pretty - just fun!  You can take your reading books in there and read to your teddy!  Once it is built enjoy it and give your grown ups some well deserved peace!

Enjoy! 

Have a good day!

Miss Reid and Miss Rodell

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Morning everyone!  I hope you enjoyed starting your diary yesterday!  Keep going!  You don't have to write much and it doesn't have to be done every day.

Rainbows!

If you were at school on Friday, you coloured in a rainbow to put in your windows for people on the street to see.  I know Neve has already been spotting them in the village.  They are a sign to show others that you are thinking of them and they spread a little bit of happiness! You can also use them to give your walk a purpose - although please respect the social distancing advice if you are going outdoors.

Today we are starting with a quiz based on things we have learnt through our topics this year.  If your adult doesn't know the correct answer, you have to prove you are correct by researching it and proving you are right!  If you do not know an answer, look it up with your adult.  Good Luck!  There are some tricky bonus points to be had!

 

TOPIC QUIZ YEAR 2!

1.Which continent is China in?

2. Who else landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong?

3. What was the name of the captain of the Titanic?

4. Where was Titanic built?

5. How did they stop the fire spreading in 1666?

6. What Year did Titanic set off on it's maiden voyage from Southampton? 

Bonus points for date and month!

7. What year did the Great Fire of London start?

Bonus points for date and month!

8. What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden?

Can you remember everything?

9. What did Lowry paint?

Bonus point for the name of the one you tried to copy!

10. We celebrated Chinese New Year!  What is the animal for 2020?

Bonus question!

11. What was the name of the Baker on Pudding Lane where the fire started?

 

English work today

Learning Objective : To describe a story setting.

Success Criteria: To write in full sentences using noun phrases.

(A noun phrase is using an adjective (describing word) to describe the noun (name of something)

Eg, The sad girl walked along the golden sand

Watch this video. 

https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

Today I would like you to watch this video all the way through and then watch it again.  Which setting do you like the best?  The beach?  In the air?  Underwater?

Pause the video at your favourite setting.  Think about how we described the setting in Tadpole's promise.  What adjectives can you use in your sentences?  Be creative- boring adjectives such as 'nice', 'big' etc are not allowed!

Think pink pen! Capital letters, full stops, handwriting, spellings!

 

Reading

Read a story today to, or with your adult.  Can you talk to your adult about the setting of the story.  What words has the author used to describe the setting?  Were your descriptions better? Why?  Talk about it!

 

As the weather is so beautiful make the most of it and now get outside! Fresh air and exercise is good for you!  Maybe you could help with some jobs in the garden!

Remember Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Spelling frame too!

Have a great day everyone.

Miss Reid and Miss Rodell

 

Every day, we will be updating this page with activities and challenges for the children to complete.  Whilst home learning will be different to learning at school we hope we will provide you with work that is easy to follow and will not cause battles at home.  Setting a routine every day will help so your child knows what is expected.  We will try to make it as fun as possible to avoid any unwanted battles!  We will add links to learning platforms as we go......we could add loads now but we really don't want to overload you all in one go.  English tasks will have a learning objective so you know what is the learning intention behind that activity.  Please also continue with mathletics, spelling frame and TT Rockstars.

        Are you missing usernames and passwords?

Usernames and password reminders were sent home in the home learning packs. However, If you are missing passwords for Mathletics, Spelling frame or TT Rockstars please email resetpass@lmpsdorset.co.uk and we will send you usernames and passwords as soon as possible.

So Mums and Dads and carers, its over to you........ set boundaries and expectations and stick to them, praise your child - words mean far more than you think.  These are unprecedented times and whilst it can feel very uncertain and strange, try to enjoy this quality time with your child. 

With Very warmest wishes,

Jacqui Reid and Hannah Rodell

 

 

TOP TIPS WORKING FROM HOME WITH YOUR CHILD FROM THE YEAR 2 TEAM!

* Routine

It's not the summer holidays.  Keep bedtimes and mornings the same.

*Get prepared........the more you prepare, the less they'll pester!

Investing time in getting prepared will hopefully allow you some work time.

Have a jug with water in and plastic cups and healthy snacks they can help themselves to.

Set up 'work' stations for the children, books, colouring, drawing, lego, or things you know your child loves and will engage in.  If possible have 1 for each child to avoid squabbles. (not always easy I know!)

* Sit down with the children and set out ground rules and expectations.  Stick to them!  You may battle for a couple of days but will be worth it in the long run when they know you mean it.

Set a timer where the children know you are not to be disturbed.  Unfortunately 4 hours will not work!  Break it into small chunks.

Reward positive behaviour regularly - not with sweets, but 5 minutes of your time, a cuddle or a positive word.

*IT IS OK TO PUT THE TV ON!!!

Ok, so not all day but you don't need to add guilt to the stress of working from home. The BBC have talked about putting on some educational programmes.

* Burn off excess energy

As long as we are allowed outside, go to the park for half an hour.

Let the children play in the garden if it is a safe environment for them to be in alone.  (watch ponds) Set little challenges that will give you peace.  How many snails can you find, find 10 things that begin with 'd' etc......

These are just some ideas we thought might give you some peace!  It's a big adjustment for all of us!  Good luck!

 

 

Well here we go........

Monday 23rd March 2020

It is surreal that we are writing this!  Morning everyone!  We are missing you all already!

So today, we are keeping it simple!  Like we said in our home learning packs, these are interesting times!  So today you need to write day 1 of your diary.  Your learning objective is: to explain how you are feeling!  Are you feeling strange that we are telling you what to do from home?  Are you really excited that there is no school? Are you feeling a little strange that we aren't in school?  Are you missing seeing your friends?  Are you missing Miss Rodell going for a chat with Miss Reid?  When you are writing, imagine our pink pen is lurking!  Have you started your sentences with a capital letter, are you using your Year 1 and 2 spelling words?  (the list is in your learning packs) Have you used adjectives to describe how you are feeling?  Have you used verbs to tell us what you are doing?  Remember your handwriting too!  Tall letters tall and long letters long! See, even from home we expect lots! :-)

Please log on to Mathletics.  Miss Rodell has set you some tasks to complete today.  Also log on to TT Rockstars and practise your times tables.  If you are taking the TT Rocktars challenge KEEP GOING!!  We are doing so well and we were top of the table!

Have a lovely day everyone.  Although we now have no SATs to do, completing the practise papers we gave you in the packs will help you with your learning.  PLEASE be good for your mums and dads and do your work well.

Mums and dads.........this was written by a child in America!  Please don't stress, we know this is different to anything we have done before.......Keep your sense of humour.

Very best wishes,

Miss Reid and Miss Rodell

 

Meet the Team!

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Miss H Rodell
Class Teacher
Mrs C McKenzie
Teaching Assistant

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.3.20 

This week we are looking at the lovely book The Tadpole's promise. The children will be writing their own versions of the story and we have used the book to discuss ife cycles of different animals. If you ask the children they will be able to tell you more , about this exciting read !

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Welcome back !

We hope you had a lovely October half term :)

This half term our topic focus is Everyday Heroes, we will be looking at important figures who help us in our everyday lives such as The Police, Doctors and of course The Fire Service. We will also look at historical Everyday Heroes such as Florence Nightingale. Keep a lose eye on our Class page for further updates of what we will be learning as we work up to Christmas. :) 

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Fire of London Day 18.10.19

We have had a fantastic day learning about The Great Fire of London :) We have made bread, created Tudor houses and were lucky enough to have a visit from The Fire Brigade. Thank you to the men of Poole Fire Station for visitng us and to Mrs Clinch for organising the visit. Check out some of our pictures from today. 

 

The Clock Tower 07.10.19

Over the past week we have enjoyed watching the short film The Clock tower as a part of our English lessons. The story follows a little girl who controls The Clock tower with a dress made from the clocks cogs but when she goes outside time stops! On Monday we wrote messages to the girl in the tower to cheer her up and sent them to her on balloons. Follow the link below to watch The Clock tower, your children will be able to tell you more about the story and what we have been learning in English. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHNKZ0qGXM0

  

Home Learning

Today you will all be recieving your log in information for mathletics, spelling frame and TT Rockstars. TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame will be set each Thursday for your child to complete, if you have any problems logging in or accessing the websites please let me know as soon as possible. 

 Follow the links below to log in to each of the websites.

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/2/Year-2

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

The Great Fire of London

Welcome to Year 2! Our topic this half term is The Great Fire of London. Keep an eye out for updates about our Great Fire of London day, where we will be recreating some of the events from September 1666. 

MEET THE TEACHER!

Thank you to all of the parents that came to our meet the teacher meeting on Monday.  As requested, the powerpoint from the meeting and the VIPER style reading questions we spoke about are at the bottom of this page. 

Any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of the Year 2 team.

Happy Reading!