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If you are not receiving Parent Mail messages, please check your 'other' and 'junk' folders before informing the school office.

 

Hello everyone! Your teachers have been updating Education City and Purple Mash again with activities for you to do.  We have now set up class blog pages in Purple Mash as another way of keeping in touch with you. Please remember to supervise your little people when they are using the internet and check any additions and comments they add to the class blogs. Thank you :)

 

  Have a look at the links further down this page where you can find links to other useful websites.  Remember to keep reading and practise your counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s from any number up to 100. Also, remember to save your work so your teacher can see it. 

 

It's important to keep yourselves fit and well; enjoy the beautiful weather by going on family walks, or playing outside safely where and when you can.

Marking 75th Anniversary of VE Day. If you need a hard copy of these resources, then please feel free to collect one from the school office.

Welcome to Year 2!

Key Information:

Star Class - Mrs Ellis, Miss Cooper and Mrs Parsons

Sun Class - Mrs Williams, Mrs Rowe and Miss Manning

Moon Class - Miss March, Mrs Horsfall and Mrs Slater

 

PE is on TUESDAY for all classes in the Spring Term.

This term, there will be additional PE lessons on Mondays for Star Class and Sun Class.

Moon Class will have an additional PE lesson on Thursdays.

 

Earrings must be removed for PE - if your child is unable to remove their own earrings, please ensure they are removed before coming to school on PE days. Children wearing earrings will be unable to take part in PE.

 

Please ensure that your child's reading book and diary are in their bag everyday.

 

Please ensure that ALL school uniform is clearly labelled including PE kits, lunchboxes and water bottles. We encourage the children to be responsible for their own belongings during the school day.

 

It is essential that parents/carers walk their children to their classrooms in the morning - please do not send children unattended to the classrooms as the school gates are open at drop-off times, and therefore children may be able to leave the school site.

 

There are lots of websites with games and activities to support your child's learning in Year 2. Check out:

https://gb.education.com/games/first-grade/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

 

If you have any questions about any aspects of Year 2, please speak to your child's class teacher.

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You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

 

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

E-Safety

 

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

 

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

 

Home Learning

 

Work will be set online for pupils to complete at home. This work will be available via platforms such as PurpleMash and Education City. Class teachers will signpost pupils towards appropriate work, which will not require printing at home, and can be submitted online for teachers to view. For those families with limited internet access, a hard copy of work will be available from the school office.

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/mis-gu14

All usernames and password are lower case.

 

Education City

https://www.educationcity.com/

Your child will have an individual username and password. This is case sensitive.

 

In addition to work set by teachers, the following websites are currently offering free subscriptions and services for the coming weeks:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Twinkl has thousands of resources, activities and PowerPoints on every subject that we study at school, for all year groups!

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website or download the app.

https://www.3plearning.com/distance-teaching/
3P Learning offers a suite of learning resources is designed for schools and families, covering mathematics, spelling, literacy, science

https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified
Backpack Sciences is a free video series on how to teach science without being overwhelming.

https://circletimefun.com/
Circle Time Fun helps you to learn and bond with your infant school age child. Code: homefun1

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
Designed for ages 12 and under, plenty of games, lessons and more, all about maths.

https://www.earlylearn.co.uk
Independent, objective focused educational games specifically for use by children aged 3-5 in Primary School/Nursery settings. 1 month free premium access currently.

5 Minute Move: Kids Workout
Joe Wickes, the Body Coach, has a series of videos available on youtube which are great for getting the children moving!

https://education.minecraft.net/
Minecraft: Education Edition. A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.

https://www.nightzookeeper.com/en-gb/parents/special_offers/facebook-offer52/
Night Zookeeper is a complete homeschooling website. Lots of game-style learning with online tutor support available. Free full access for one week.

https://www.pdsa.org.uk/petwise-schools
PDSA - PetWise School Award: PDSA have made changes to their PetWise School Award programme so parents can sign up as a home school and their children can work through the levels and still end up with a glass award, lanyard and pin badge. It’s all completely free of charge, thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. They just thought it would be nice for children to earn an award for the work they complete while they’re off school and what better topic than pets!

https://www.phonicshero.com/
Phonics Hero teaches school-aged children to read and spell with systematic phonics. Using a step-by-step approach, the 850 games teach children the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. Available on tablets and computers. 30 days full access for free.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Username: march20               Password: home

https://sciencejournalforkids.org/
Science Journal for Kids: hundreds of scientific articles, written for kids, approved by scientists!

https://mail.sumdog.com/p/5IUG-FR/sign-up-free
Sumdog: Motivate your child to work on mathematics, spelling and grammar with an online platform which is proven to accelerate growth, offering personalized practice for ages 5-14.

 

As always, please ensure that your children are supervised while using the internet.

 

Please don’t feel that you need to recreate school at home. See it as an opportunity to learn new skills such as gardening, cooking, baking etc. This is a unique opportunity to slow things down and focus on things like encouraging play – at any age! Try to reignite passions for reading, writing stories and acting them out. Above all, don’t worry about letting you child have moments of boredom, don’t worry about having every day scheduled and filled, letting creativity run free might be the start of something new!

 

Parent Surveys!

 

Thank you for taking the time to complete our parent surveys - findings will be shared after half term!

Year 2 Dance Days - Spring Term

 

Year 2 have really enjoyed their dance days this term. We danced to the music of Oliver Twist and practised moving at different heights and in different directions, as well as in time to a piece of music.

World Book Day

Thank you to all  our children, parents and carers for making World Book Day 2020 so special. Your costumes looked fantastic and we were thrilled to see so many wonderful characters in school! We hope you enjoy spending your book voucher!

 

Even more fantastic - we are thrilled to share that we won £600 of books in the Sun Book Competition, launched back in November. The books will be in the school library and available for children to borrow. What great timing with the books arriving on World Book Day!

 

We are continuing to take part in 'Share a Million Stories', so keep reading. Remember - for every story shared, you get another point on your chart. We will keep counting each week to see how many story shares we have earned and add them to the World Book Day totaliser online, so keep on reading! 

 

We love reading!

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