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Year 2 - Miss Writer

Thank you for being such wonderful children and supportive parents.  I hope you have a wonderful summer holiday.

 

To keep your brain active over the summer holidays, I have added some maths, English and reading activities for you. 

I have also listed CPG books which will help prepare for Year 3.

Please also go to online resources for other subjects.

 

Miss Writer

 

 

**WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED**

Click on the links below to check your daily activities.

Pictures from School!

Learn more about the Corona Virus for Children

Dear Children of Year 2: Welcome back to Summer Term.

Welcome back to SUMMER TERM!  We've made it.  Keep doing your Joe Wicks morning PE lesson and look EVERY DAY at the DAILY ACTIVITIES that I set you.

 

WOW!  Some of you have earned Mathletics certificates!  Well done for your hard work - CHECK THE MATHLETICS HALL OF FAME to see if you earned a certificate.  Every day, you can work on Mathletics, Timestables Rockstars and your Lexia reading activities.

 

What can you do at home now?  

 

  • DAILY ACTIVITIES
  • MONDAY MORNING LITURTY
  • DAILY DIARY
  • MATHLETICS

 

I will now be looking at Lexia reading daily so sign in!   

 

I miss you and I am thinking about you every day.  

 

Miss Writer.

Dear Parents:  Welcome back to the Summer Term

 

I hope you are all keeping well and happy and healthy.

The children will continue to have daily activities. We will be using the White Rose syllabus which is what we follow at school so this will be a natural progression of the curriculum.  There is a video to follow and activities.  For English the children will work through activities set.  We will accompany this with one or two other activities a day.

 

Please ask the children to check the daily message and activities.  This is where they will find everything.

We also have a link to our Monday morning Liturgy which you can read through and share at home.  The children all attend this every Monday morning and will know all the songs - they can share them with you.

 

I must reiterate that as we go through these times, everyone's personal situation is different so if you are able to work through activities with children that is enormously helpful.  If not, we understand that too.  Children have activities like Mathletics, Lexia and their personal diaries they can complete independently.  

 

Miss Writer.

 

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  • Home learning packs have been sent home, which should last children until Easter.  These tasks can be drip fed to the children Monday-Friday. We know that juggling childcare and work will be extremely difficult for many of you so we only ask that you do your best. Our priority is the health and safety of our students and their families.
  • In the links above the children will receive a daily message from me and a couple of short activities.  I've also suggested they keep a diary.  If they do it daily that is great - if they do not that is also OK.  It is their experience.  There is also a section for online resources and activities for parents - I will keep updating this.
  • At school we follow a daily timetable as children thrive off routine. I have attached an idea of one below.  However, creating your own daily schedule at home may work for some, for others it may seem incredibly daunting and overwhelming, and others it just may not be possible or difficult to maintain. The children will hear everything that's going on around them.  The children's behaviour may shift as they realise they can not see their friends or go out as frequently.  They may likely protest and find this new way of being very difficult.  If you find they don't do work provided, please do not worry and please do not worry about them regressing in school. Find activities that help them enjoy their time with you and at home.  Every child is in the same boat and they will be OK.  When we are back in the classroom, we will meet them where they are.
  • This is also a great time for children to develop life skills through exploration and play, aside from academic work.  Play outside, go for a walk.  Bake and cook and paint pictures. Make things from old cardboard boxes. Play board games and watch a film together as a family.  Do a science experiment together or go on a virtual museum trip.  Read a book together.  You will find that you also simply do nothing.

 

Take care,

Miss Writer

 

 

 

 

Please ensure your child knows how to spell all Year 1 and 2 common exception words.

Cursive Handwriting - How to Write the Alphabet - With Instructions

This video demonstrates and explains how to write every letter in the alphabet using the cursive style. Cursive handwriting can be tricky at first but once mastered, helps children easily form words. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChf0ErPjca3wGIuaBlOrMhg?sub_confirmation=1 If you would be interested in the resources to go with this video, please let me know in the comment box below.

These are the prayers that we say in class

 

Morning Prayer

Father in heaven You love me.

You are with me night and day.

I want to love You always,

In all I do and say.

I'll try to please You Father.

Bless me through the day.

Amen

 

Before Lunch Prayer

Bless us O Lord as we sit together.

Bless the food we eat today.

Bless the hands that made the food.

Bless us O Lord.

Amen.

 

End of Day/Night Prayer

God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.

Amen.

Our Class Mascot

My name is Moji the meerkat.  I have decided to stay in Miss Writer's classroom whilst you are all at home.  I will be taking care of Herod, the smart board, and everything else in the room.  Enjoy your time at home and do lots of fun things.  I look forward to hearing about your adventures at home when you return to school. Oh!  Make sure you write a diary because I REALLY want to hear about what you have all been doing.  Maybe you can share something funny that happened in the day.  Maybe you can tell me how you feel.  I really LOVE descriptions of what things look like, how they smelt, what they feel like.  I won't get to see what's going on in your home, so please write it down and share it with me.  I also love lots of drawings! 

 

I promise I will behave myself at school and use my manners and I won't eat too many nuts!

Reading

Home Reading

The children have reading books and should be reading for about 10-20 minutes a day.  Please encourage them to read by making it part of their daily routine.  It is really helpful to question them about what they have read to check their understanding. 

 

School Reading

The children will be read with once a week.  This may be in a guided reading session where we will discuss a story and ask questions about the text, for example: why an author may have chosen to use certain language or write in a particular style, to make predictions and inferences.  We also ask the children to make links to other books they are reading at home.  In addition, the children will read every other week in a one on one setting and change their home reading book.

 

Lexia Reading

Please find below a link to Lexia - a spelling and reading programme.

Your log in is your first name and the first letter of your surname (eg Sarah Smith would be sarahs).

Your password is read.

Please note that Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari instead.

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