to Year 2!
Our team is:
2LB: Ms Bhattacharjee (Class Teacher/Phase Leader) and Ms Ghafoor (TA)
2PO: Miss Philpott/Mrs. O'Regan (Class Teachers) and Mrs. Shaw (TA)
2SC: Miss Catton (Class Teacher) and Ms Amin (TA)
Dear Year 2s and parents/carers,
We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these uncertain times.
Thank you for supporting your child with their home learning. Please don't feel overwhelmed by the amount of work we have sent home, or feel that your child has to complete every single bit straightaway! The work we have sent home was chosen so that the children can 'pick and mix' whatever they/you feel is achievable. When there is so much anxiety in the world at the moment, we absolutely don't want to add to this and put you under any pressure. We know every family's situation is different - some of you may be enjoying having a timetable and routine at home. Some of you may be juggling children of different ages and stages, and just fitting in what you can, when you can. So are some of the teachers - we understand the busy-ness of family life!
The main thing is that the children are calm, happy and supported through any worries that they may have over the coming weeks. Make time to play, get out in the fresh air (thank goodness the sun is shining ), get creative and have lots of fun and hugs. Try to do some reading every day, and then pick out some bits from the work pack or explore a website (there are lots of links below) when you can.
When we come back to school, whenever that may be, all children across the country will be in the same position. We will make sure we check how all the children have been getting on, then plan their next steps carefully.
With our best wishes to you all,
The Year 2 team
Spring term, 2nd half
Our topic is 'Into the Forest'
We are learning about...
English: Reading and writing the stories of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'Hansel and Gretel'
Maths: Telling the time (o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to)
Science: Living and non-living things, habitats and food chains
Geography: Using different types of maps
Design Technology: Planning and making vehicles
...and much more!
Twinkl is a great website that has got lots of super resources to support children's learning. If you want any extra activities for home, this would be a good place to look. They are offering a month's free membership for all parents to support you during schools closures. To sign up, visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS to set up your free month.
The website has a HUGE amount of resources - it can be a bit overwhelming! Start by going to the Key Stage 1 area, then choose the subject you want.
If you don't have a printer or you want a change from worksheets, you could try joining in with one of their 'live' lessons with one of the Twinkl teachers. There are a few options each day, including phonics.
Home is where the 'Art' is!
Let’s brighten up our streets and communities while we are at home. Draw/paint/collage a picture and stick it in your front room or front bedroom window for everyone to see.
It will give us something to look at and talk about if we are able to go out for a walk. Your neighbours will have something cheerful to see from their windows. Hopefully it will create some smiles