Hello Year 2,
It was lovely to see so many of your smiling faces on our 'Zoom' catch up again last week. Hopefully lots of you will be able to join our next session on Thursday afternoon.
I am very proud, once again, of all your efforts with home learning and have seen some wonderful examples of your work over the last few days. There are plenty of new activities, tasks and websites below to keep you busy this week. Keep working hard, trying your best and listening carefully to what the adults looking after you are saying. I still love to see and hear what you are getting up to at home so please keep sending me photographs, pieces of work and messages when you can.
Remember, each week we are choosing 6 children who have really impressed us with their excellent home learning to be our Stars of the Week. It is always such a tricky decision because you are all amazing and working extremely hard. Please don't be too disappointed if you haven't been selected yet as there are still enough weeks for you all to get a special mention and receive the award. Keep putting in the effort and shining brightly!
Our Stars of the Week
This week we are celebrating some excellent home learning from:
Amber for continuing to demonstrate a fabulous attitude and enthusiasm for reading and enjoying a range of books by authors such as Enid Blyton and Michael Morpurgo. Brilliant!
Chloe for super effort with home learning this week and trying hard with her cursive handwriting. She can use all 4 joins correctly to write in lovely joined up writing now. Super!
Jessica for wonderful responses to the Read and Respond unit on bears. Great pieces of writing, lovely drawings and super slide shows full of interesting facts. Well done!
Joseph for enthusiastically completing his science work and drawing detailed pictures of the minibeasts he discovered during his microhabitats investigations. Wonderful!
Joshua for great use of EPIC and Times Tables Rock Stars to support his home learning and for enthusiastic research of a range of history topics. Great effort!
Lotta for an excellent response to the English unit this week. Fantastic letter writing in beautiful joined up handwriting and a wonderful drawing of Paddington. Marvellous!
Congratulations and well done to you all and enjoy your treat at Frederick's!
I am also pleased to tell you that we have now received our next Readerpillar Badge from EPIC for reading over 1500 books. You are doing so well with this reading challenge. What a great achievement!
Have a look on here at all the new tasks and activities for this week. Remember to do as much as you can but just use the timetable as a guide if you want a more structured approach to your home learning.
Daily Maths Lessons
Week 13 (06-07-20) - Working Together, Staying Alive
Week 12 (29-06-29) - World Habitats
BBC Bitesize - Year 2 Lessons
There are 3 lessons for Year 2 to choose from everyday. As well as English and Maths, this week you might be interested to join in Arts Week with lessons on musical performance, art, drama, theatre and singing.
Follow this link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1 or the programmes are available on BBC iPlayer and on TV via the Red Button.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Challenges
Dr Chip's Daily Dose of ... Science, Engineering & Computing activities to try at home - Live lesson each day at 10am
STEM activities with Marvin and Milo
We Are Teachers have compiled a list of authors doing read alongs at https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/
Audible are offering free audio books for those reluctant readers at
David Walliams is releasing a free children's audio story every day for a month at
Check out the Family Zone on the Literacy Trust website. There are some great resources, including a Reading Chart and other links to websites to help to keep the children motivated to read.
Remember to put your beautiful rainbows up in a window at the front of your house so people can spot them when they go out for a walk. Going on a rainbow hunt with your family would be a lovely way to brighten up your day!
After every storm there is a rainbow of hope!