Wednesday 1st April

Dear Parents,

I hope you are well. Thank you for all the wonderful photographs of children’s work and achievements. They really cheer us up. Please check your e-mails for the most up to date information about home learning, activities for Easter and updates.

It is very important to continue to read with your son/daughter every day. Even ten minutes a day will make a real difference. Please continue to record daily reading tasks in your son/daughter’s homework diary. We are happy for your child to read books from home. If you would like access to reading books, there are two amazing websites which contain age appropriate books online. They are completely free too.

Oxford Owls also have lots of reading books including Oxford Reading Tree (KS1)  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Collins have also created a parent sign in for free access to their Big Cats reading scheme.

https://collins.co.uk/pages/bigcat-ebooks

This week we would like the children to complete pages 32-37 in the reading book and pages 32, 33, 34 and 35 in the reasoning book.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries.

Please continue to keep in touch and enjoy learning together.

Kind Regards

H Smith and J Woods

Wednesday 24th March 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope you are enjoying working on the home learning packs together.

Please encourage your child to complete a handwriting exercise each day. The Penpals resource is for handwriting. The children usually spend ten minutes a day on this. Encourage your child to write in pencil, use tall and short letters and join with care.

In the home learning pack for Year 2, we’ve also included reading, writing, word level, maths, science, craft and problem solving activities.

Please ensure that your child logs on to the mathletics website each day and completes at least one task. This could be one of the tasks set by me, or live mathletics to improve arithmetic skills. In addition to mathletics tasks, I would like your son/daughter to complete one of the maths exercises in the home learning pack.

For English, the children are required to complete one task a day too. Feel free to select a reading comprehension task from the pack, a word level challenge or start on the non-chronological report about Easter symbols. Details on a separate e-mail.

We’ve included lined paper for the writing tasks. Talking together about the writing task will help with ideas. Please encourage your son/daughter to write in good sentences using joining words (and, but, so, because, or, if, so or when), commas in lists, adjectives and varied openers. Neat handwriting and accurate use of capital letters and full stops is essential.

In addition to daily Maths and English, I’d like the children to complete one other task. Please select from the other activities in the home learning pack. If you are feeling creative, your might like to create a scrap book about Easter Symbols. This links with our RE unit of work. Alternatively, spend some time on Mrs Wood’s topic challenge based on the Vikings.

Once your child has completed the tasks in the home learning pack, please use the marking guide to check the work together and give your child feedback.

Education City and Purple Mash also have excellent resources to reinforce learning at home.

If you would like to contact me about any of the tasks, I will try to reply to your queries before 5 pm each day from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Feel free to contact me by e-mail. My e-mail address is h.smith@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk.

Mrs Wood’s e mail address is j.woods.@grimsargh-st-michaels.lancs.sch.uk. She teaches on Thursdays and Fridays.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind Regards

H Smith

Home learning  information from Mrs Woods

Topic

Please  carry on with our Viking topic.  Record information in your Viking passports if you like. Don’t worry if you don’t have the passport or want to work in a different way- your topic can be as creative as you want it to be. Examples of areas to research include Viking timeline,  invasion and warriors, houses and homes and Viking gods and beliefs. The children have already really enjoyed this topic and really impressed me with their work, so have fun and find out about the areas that interest them.

Please email me for any questions and support.

BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach are both good resources. They are aimed at KS2 but a lot of the resources are accessible to  Year 2.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-vikings-animation/zhrygwx

Music

I have sent everyone an email with log in information and details on how to access music sessions with Charanga, the programme we enjoy using in school.  This is something you could try with your child over Easter, if you like, or next term.  You can visit the site using the link below;

https://charanga.com/site/

Take care,

Mrs Woods

Dig Deep in 2020

Dig Deep Topic Web   Year 2   Spring 2020

Y2 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Key Stage 1 SATs Meeting

Year 2 50 Recommended Reads_

Spellings for Monday 23rd March

This week we are concentrating on spelling words containing the suffix ‘er’ or ‘est..

faster

fastest

slowest

louder

quickest

Five of the spellings are key words for Y2.

sugar

Sunday

sure

talk

tall

Wednesday 18th March

CGP Tasks

This week we would like the children to complete pages 26-32 in the reading book and pages 28, 29, 30 and 31 in the reasoning book.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Smith and Mrs Woods