Week Beginning 30th March 2020
Friday 3rd April
Good morning all!
Today we should officially be breaking up for the Easter holidays so instead of posting daily activities, I will be giving you a list of ideas to keep you occupied and entertained over the next two weeks.
To start with, this is a great idea from Liverpool Museums to create your own museum or art gallery exhibitions at home and share them on social media. It would be great to see some from Dovecot!
Whizz, Pop, Bang! is an online science magazine for children. You can pay for a subscription, but there are also lots of fabulous free resources that you can find here:
Phonics Play is a website we use often in school and membership is completely free at the moment. Activities are ordered by Phases under the Resources section. The site has been redesigned so that it is mobile and tablet friendly. Join here:
Remember, ictgames.com has lots of maths and spelling activities as does https://pages.sumdog.com/ which is free to all parents at the moment.
You will find lots of moving and learning ideas here:
Don't forget, we still have Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Bug Club and Epic Books as well, so you should have plenty to keep you busy!
Please keep in touch, I'll post more ideas throughout the day.
Thursday 2nd April
Hello everybody, I had some wifi issues this morning, but everything seems to be okay now.
How are you all?
Our Purple Mash display boards are filling up nicely - I hope you're all having a look at them.
Remember to keep going on Bug Club, Epic Books and Reading Eggs as well as reading your own books and don't forget all the great maths and spelling games on ictgames.com. You may also want to go on DK Kids which has got lots of information about every topic you can think of! www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Well done to Jack, Kristoffe and Olivia for completing Mathletics activities.
There has been no change with the broad beans yet. I'll post a picture as soon as there is.
Please keep me up to date with what you have been doing - it really cheers me up.
Wednesday 1st April
Good morning, everybody. Happy April Fool's Day!
For the rest of the week, your Maths activity will be set on Mathletics each day for you.
For English, I would like you to choose a subject that interests you and spend a few days researching it either by finding information online or in books (don't forget, there are lots of non-fiction books on Epic Books). It can be a topic that we have looked at in class such as The Great Fire of London or The World or any other topics such as Space, Dinosaurs or Animals. Once you have enough information, write about your chosen subject, either in your work books or on a leaflet template on Purple Mash.
I have started the Science activity for us to do together. I will post pictures of what I have done so far and will post updates each day. Using the sheets in the Home Learning Pack, can you draw and label one of the cups with the broad bean in?
Geography - we have looked at maps of the world, but now can you find some maps of our local area? Google maps is a good site to use for this. Can you draw a map of your route from your house to school?
There are lots of books set for you on Bug Club and we have managed to keep Reading Eggs for another month so keep seeing how many eggs you can collect.
If you haven't been doing them already, Joe Wicks is doing a PE session for kids each day on You Tube - give it a try or make up your own PE lesson based on what you have been doing with Amy.
Don't forget about the free resources on Twinkl - there is a great Topic and Events calendar full of interesting information and activities to keep you busy!
Tuesday 31st March
Play Custom Cars on ictgames.com
Choose the level that suits you best, then challenge yourself!
Then play Bunny Battlefront to practise your times tables
Complete the letter writing activity on Purple Mash.
Read the book you have been set on Bug Club and answer the questions.
Use your imagination and create an animation on Purple Mash. I can;t wait to see what you create!
Monday 30th March
Good morning everyone, how was your weekend?
Today's challenges are:
Complete the Giving Change activity you have been set on Purple Mash. You will need to work out how much change is needed first, then select the correct coins to give.
Even though this is subtraction, the best method to use is to count on using a number line. I have attached some pictures to Class Dojo to demonstrate.
As you do the activity, use your workbook to draw your number lines out to help you. You may be able to do some mentally (abstract).
Complete the suffixes activity you have been set on Purple Mash. Then, using any of the writing prompts you got in your learning packs, write the best story you can. Try to include some of the words from the activity.
Think about spelling (you should be getting good at that!), handwriting and vocabulary.
Read the book you have been set on Bug Club (only use the Read to Me option if that's what you usually do in class!) and answer the questions.
I am going to do the activity in the Home Learning packs and post photos each day so we can all follow it together. Please read through the pack and tell me what equipment I will need and what I need to do to start. You can either write in your books and send me a picture, or type your answers directly onto Class Dojo for me.
Please carry on with the spelling and times table activities and the other challenges I set you last week. Who is going to be first to post a video of a new dance they have learnt????
I can't wait to hear from you all!
Feeling very strange about not seeing my gorgeous class tomorrow, but hope you all have a good week.
Twinkl, a website that teachers use a lot for resources, are giving parents free membership for a month. You will find lots of interactive resources and activity ideas on there.
This link tells you more about it and how to join:
Once you join, search for Year 2 interactive learning links (or open the file attached) and you will get a list of daily activities to do for Reading, Writing, Maths, Science and Topic.
Let me know how you get on.
I am really looking forward to getting to know the amazing children in my class this year. We will be very busy getting ready for KS1 SATs, but we will be having lots of fun along the way, I hope.
We will keep you updated with what we are doing on Class Dojo, so if you haven't joined yet, please do. It would be lovely for you to share pictures of activities the children have done at home on there too. Also, look out for us on Twitter and Instagram.
Reading will be huge focus for the whole school this year, so please try to read with your child as often as you can. This can include their school reading books, but also books of the children's own choice. Reading your child a bedtime story is also a great way to end the day. Research shows that children who read at home and are read to by adults at home go on to do significantly better in all areas of life - it really is so important.
Year 2 homework will be project-based and given out each half term, along with weekly spellings.
PE is every Thursday, so please ensure your child has a PE kit in school.
Please feel free to speak to me at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Here's to a great year!
After a very busy Autumn term, we are still working hard throughout the Spring. We have had lots of exciting events such as Reading Week, Environmental Awareness Week and World Book Day. We hope you enjoy looking at our most recent pictures!