On behalf of all the teachers, I want to say how incredibly proud we all are with the efforts that you and your child have put into home learning during the lockdown. Therefore it feels like the right time, with only two weeks left, to come away from the daily plans and for your child to become creative and personalised.
Did you know that the 18th July, the day after we break up, is international Nelson Mandela day?
We would like all our pupils for the next two weeks to use their research and presentation skills to produce their own project / fact file about this hugely inspirational figure and all that he achieved in his life time. This can include artwork, geography and map skills, history of apartheid, song writing and dance choreography.
You are free to set your own questions about him and record your learning using whichever media you wish.
The teachers will therefore not be setting daily learning, however they will still love to receive posts about your project journey whenever you wish to show us.
Please find time to host our annual water pistol fight in your back garden (safely) as I know the children would have wanted this.
It’s the final term of the school year and our last topic is all about animals! We will be answering the question: ‘What different types of animals are there and what do they need to survive?’. We will be focusing mainly on science and our writing tasks will be linked to this topic.
The plans and activities set are there to guide you with helping your child with their home learning but if you need any further support or ideas then drop us a message on the class Seesaw.
The curriculum map (with the key questions we’ll be answering this term) and the topic web can be found further down this page.
CBeebies Andy’s Animal Teams game: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/andys-animal-teams-game
Animal mother and baby matching memory game: https://matchthememory.com/motherbaby
Animal themed maths game from Maths Frame: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/547/Animal-Sorting-Maths-Game
^^^^Apologies – this video cuts out early so you might need to see if you can solve the last part of the problem yourself – what is bigger, a half or a third?
Collection/drop off information:
The children are to be dropped off and collected by the KS1 playground door. We politely ask that parents/carers of Year 2 children do not accompany their children into the classroom so that they can learn to be more independent and settle to their learning quickly.
PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts (joggers can be worn during chillier weather) and suitable PE shoes (daps).T shirts should be white and shorts should be black. PLEASE NAME YOUR CHILD’S PE KIT AND UNIFORM – this makes it so much easier for the children to learn to be more independent.
How you can support your child’s learning at home:
Below is some guidance which will support you and your child in making good progress throughout the year:
• Practising times tables (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s) (Year 2s).
• Discussing the different chatter topics above.
• Practising spellings.
• Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.
• Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.
Children should be reading at home daily and bringing their reading records to school every day to change their books. Please sign your child’s reading record each time they read at home. When your child has read their book confidently they can get a housepoint for their house team.
The children can change their reading books by popping them back into the reading book box on Mondays and Fridays! Feel free to talk to us or write a message in their reading record if you feel their reading book is too easy or too challenging.
Here are some links to support you in keeping your child safe:
Educational games and links
We regularly use the internet to support our learning at school. Here are some links that you and your child might enjoy exploring together: