Monday 30th March
Remember to open this week's link to read my daily blog
Joke of the day:
Why can't Elsa have a balloon?
Because she'll let it go
Quote of the day:
Dear class 2 children and parents,
Please use this page to navigate through this strange and different time. Let your children access it regularly (I will be uploading a daily message and weekly work) and feel free to send in any photos via the office which I can add to the page. All log-ins have been sent home (Mathletics/Spellodrome, TT Rockstars/Numbots, Purple Mash, Bug Club) and work will be updated on there as needed.
I will post a blog every week outlining the focus for each week for maths and I will put up the relevant powerpoint to help home learning if needed. The maths booklet I sent home yesterday is to be completed gradually, alongside the powerpoints.
Any questions please do email the office who can send it on to me. Most importantly, remember that the most important thing is for the children to stay safe and have fun - get as creative with learning as you can :)
Use this link to take virtual tours of some exciting museums and other cool places:
Bug Club has been updated with your child's current book band level. Please can you answer the questions on each bug as I will be reviewing the results! Read newspapers, watch CBBC Newsround (there are 5 minute round-ups daily) and ask questions!
TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS
Garage Room- Please try to practise in here as much as you can. I have set certain times tables for you.
Studio Room- This is where you play to try and record your best performance and improve your rock status. Your challenge on here is to answer all times tables up to 12 x 12
Arena- This is a bit like the garage room where tables are set for you individually. The difference is you get to play against other band-mates and challenge each other.
Festival- This is a multiplayer version of studio
Have fun rock stars and don't forget to challenge me!
If you wish to, you can also access NUMBOTS maths website using your times tables rock stars login. Just enter the school's postcode or name then your rock star login. Have fun!
Mathletics and spellodrome
If you wish, you can play spelling games on spellodrome.
Check weekly for 2-dos.
Spring 2: Eureka!
Explorers... Travelling Triumphs
This term we will continue to journey around the world and beyond with some famous explorers, scientists and engineers. We will look at how transport has changed and who the daring and innovative people were behind the things we have today. We have our class trip to Brooklands Museum planned which I hope will inspire and excite in equal measure!
Please see the curriculum leaflet below for a more detailed overview.
Forest School - this will be on a Thursday afternoon (weather permitting). Please ensure your child has wellies and appropriate clothing in school for this (coats/waterproof trousers if desired). The school does have some waterproof trousers but they are on the smaller side. A request for a new larger class set has been added to the school wishing tree.
P.E. - P.E. this term will be on a WEDNESDAY (indoor dance) and a FRIDAY (outdoor PE). The children can come into school on a Friday dressed in their PE kit, with their uniform in their PE bag ready to change into after. Please ensure your child has warm clothing (school hoodie, tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt) for outdoor PE and suitable trainers.
Please can the children have their PE kit in school all week in case of timetable changes.
Reading - it is important that you hear your child read as often as possible. In order to develop their independence skills, the children are responsible for changing their own reading book daily (when necessary). They are encouraged to put their reading folder into the reading tray at the start of the day and change their book at an appropriate time. The focus in year 2 is comprehension, so the children need to be confident in de-coding to have the best possible chance at this. There will be a list of questions you can ask your child when your hearing them read below. Any questions about reading, please do come and see me.
Homework - this will be sent out on a Tuesday and be due back in the following Monday. Homework consists of: daily reading (please record your comments in reading record books), weekly spellings, a piece of maths homework (Mathletics & Times Tables Rockstars). There will also be reading comprehensions some weeks - these can be done on the sheets. Please spend time learning 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables, common exception words and working on telling the time.
There is a topic grid available for homework this half term. Please encourage your child to select one thing per week at the most. (Please see below for a digital copy of this)
Please can we remind you there is a strict no nut policy in school due to severe allergies.