Croeso i Ddosbarth 2, Welcome to Year 2

This Week's School Work

Monday 13th July 2020

Hello Year 2,

 

I can't believe that this is your last week in Year 2!  Where has this year gone?

 

It was lovely to see you all over the computer this week, you have all grown so much and you can tel that you are so very near to being in Year 3!  

Your work on Google Classroom will continue to run for the next two weeks and this week’s work will go 'live' at 7pm on Sunday evening.  Our ‘Ready Steady Go’ topic is still running until the end of term and there is an array of exciting activities for you to get your teeth into.  Well done to those of you who have handed in work again this week and sent us messages and pictures, it really does make my day to chat and to see your work.  Don't forget that you will find the activities and resources for all topic work in the Year 1 and 2 Topic Classroom.

Don't forget to take a look at the two online learning programmes - TTRockstars (Times Tables Rockstars- posted to Google Classroom on June 8th by Miss Tingay) as well as the new reading programme online called 'Read Theory' that I posted in our Google Classroom on July 1st.  These are both great sites that help to consolidate and use the skills that we have been working on all year for times tables and reading / understanding of texts. 

This week, as well as your work on Google Classroom, I have added some activities that you might like to complete during the summer holidays to our 'homework' section of our webpage.  You could also complete some of the tasks that maybe you haven't started from the 'Ready Steady Go' if you would like to stay busy, but please make sure you also have a break too.  Charlie and I will be continuing with his work on Times Tables (using some great books we have bought and TTRStars), and practising his handwriting every day ... but shhhh he doesn't know yet :) 

Keep smiling, enjoy your time in school if you're going, and keep working hard! 

 

Mrs Rhodes xx  

 

 

 

 

 

Websites of the Week

Our school value this half term is Creativity. Click on the picture below to download the Home School Values sheet, which contains ideas for the whole family to explore the value and have fun together. 

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Click on the picture to register and take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge.  It will be taking place online

this year between June and September.  Here is the letter explaining how you can get involved too!

You can also find a wide selection of websites to support the learning in the different curriculum areas at the bottom of our class page.

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Google Classroom

You will find Year 2's work activities on the Google Classroom on Hwb.  To access Hwb you can click on the picture above. The work for the coming week will be uploaded by early Monday morning.

 

You can access 'Google Classroom' by going to the Hwb website and logging in.  Once logged in scroll down to the Google for Education tab.  You may need to put your email / password in again.

If you need some help please see Mr Turner's video by clicking on the Home Learning tab on the menu at the top of the page.

Useful Websites - These have been updated to include all that have been on here previously as well as some extras.  It's always good to recap previously learnt work as well as introducing new skills. 

 
        Other Tips...
  • Don't forget to log into your Purple Mash account.  There are so many activities and games to complete.  Each week Purple Mash upload a new set of activities for the different age groups. 
 
  • Keep practising your high frequency words from the front and back of your homework books (copies can be found below to print).  Look at the 'Spelling Fun' poster to find different ways of learning them.
  • Create a 'Lockdown' diary and add to it every day.  Include what you have done, how you feel and what you can't wait to do when you can get out and about as normal (or when you get back to school!)
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Don't forget to use the The BBC Bitesize Classroom which has daily lessons and activities for every year group.  This is great to use if you are looking for some additional work or something different.

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Blue Peter's 6 Badges of Summer - Over six weeks in June and July, Blue Peter will be celebrating a different Blue Peter badge a week and asking you to show them how you are getting on by sending in your photos and videos. They're calling it Blue Peter’s 6 Badges of Summer. Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Fan Club and Silver – 6 Blue Peter Badges you can earn right now! Click on the link or picture to get to their page.

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*** Coming soon ***

Mathletics supports Mathematics learning, both in the classroom and at home, through interactive games, activities and challenges. Watch this space for more details, and login details will be coming home this week.

Home Learning

  • Try to think about the routine we have in school.  Maybe make a timetable with your child and stick it to the fridge.

  • Don't beat yourself up if you have an 'off day' (speaking from experience here :) ) - tomorrow is a new day and you can start afresh.

  • It will be difficult to begin with.  Many of us are also working from home and can't give our child/ren the time we would like to.... Many of us also have other children and of course we need feeding too!  You are human after all.

  • Share the load - Consider linking up with other parents or family members and doing 'mental maths', 'storytime' or 'reading time' for example.  Have a look at the app 'Houseparty', but I know there are lots of other great apps like Zoom that could be used. Having another parent do some work, not only gives you a break, but can also be a help as your child isn't taking instructions from you. ... we've all been there!

  • Ensure your child is getting regular breaks. We don't work solidly in school; our work is broken up with play/lunchtimes, worship, free choice etc.

  • Get off to a good start - Joe Wicks is doing daily exercise classes for children (and why not join in too?)

  • Preparation is key - ensure you know what you want to achieve the next day.  It has helped me by setting the table up every evening with work and sticking to it as much as possible.                               

                                                                                                                   Mrs Rhodes xx

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