What's Happening Today:

Latest News: Latest Newsletter - Friday, June 26th, 2020

Year 2

 Welcome to Mrs Furness’ Year 2 Class

During the school closure from Monday 23 March 2020, messages and/or work set by Mrs Furness will be posted here. Mrs Furness’ temporary e-mail address is y2@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm). There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquiries during the school closure period.

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Hello all,

I hope you are all keeping well, and are managing to keep fit and healthy, even with the unpredictable weather!

There is a new orienteering challenge for you this week, called #knowyourdirections. You can see what it is all about by watching the video in the link, before looking at the PDF that I have attached.

Have fun and please let me know how you get on by sending me an email (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary). I will upload any that really impress me! 

Have fun, and stay safe.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 29 June 2020

Dear Year 2 and Families,

I hope you have had a good week, keeping busy and active. Thank you for all the hard work  I know you are doing, trying  your best and staying motivated!

This week’s maths is from White Rose year 2 on-line learning all about measuring. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/. There is a week’s worth of videos and learning about mass and volume. English tasks are set around the theme of ‘Superheroes’. I have attached some writing tasks based on this . There are some new ‘Purple Mash’ and ‘My Maths set also for this week. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the tasks set or work in general. I do like to hear from you!

P.E  with Joe Wickes -9-9.30 Monday/Wednesday Friday /Go Nooodle Dance- Tues/Thursday

9.45-10.00 – reading

Maths –  10-10.30

1 activity per day.

Monday – White rose Maths lesson + sheet mass /volume

Tuesday– ‘White Rose’ Maths lesson +sheet- mass/volume

Wednesday- 2 pages from your CPG reasoning book.

Thursday – ‘My Maths’ 

Friday-  My Maths’ /Times tables Rock stars.

10.30-10.45-   Break

Phonics/Spelling- 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise ( see Below)

Tuesday/Wednesday– 1 page from CPG spelling and Grammar book.

Thursday- ‘Purple Mash’ spellings

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks- 11.15 -11.45- Superheroes

Monday-  Read all about my Superhero. ‘Ice-girl’. Write the answers to the questions (see sheet).

Tuesday Make up  your own superhero. Describe your superhero, (What do they look like? What special powers do they have?)

Wednesday– One  reading comprehension  from CPG Book.

Thursday- Write a comic strip story of when your Superhero saves the day. (See sheet)

Friday– Who is a real life hero? Why? What is special about what they do?

Story time- 11.45-12 pm

Lunch 12p.m- 1. p.m

Crafts/Topic  1-2 p.m

Monday- Design a badge for your superhero.

Tuesday- Purple Mash topic -superheroes.

Wednesday- R.E – Treasures. Complete the sheet.

Thursday– Get active! – Make an assault course for your superhero  to practise their skills in the garden  with balls, twigs to run around , jump over.

Friday– Art on Purple Mash/ or/ Weigh out recipe ingredients to make some fairy cakes or any cakes you like. My favourite is ‘Mary Berry’s Lemon drizzle tray bake!’

Take care,

Many Thanks,

Mrs Furness x

Monday 22 June 2020 – 3.30pm

Information only for parents of Y2 children registered to attend school on Thursday 25th and Thursday 26th June.

Arrival time: 9.00-9.15am

Pick-up time: 3.00-3.15pm

The children should arrive at the main gate at the front entrance to the school – yellow markings along the path indicate 2m intervals to assist with social distancing. There will be a one-way system in place. On arrival, children and parents should wait at the main gate where you will be met by a member of staff who will direct the child into school via the infant entrance to a receiving adult in the classroom. Parents will then depart via the side gate onto the staff car park. At the end of the day, parents should again wait on the yellow markings at the front gate and the children will be brought out to you one at a time. Depart via the side gate onto the staff car park.

It is essential that parents adhere to the allocated timings and locations to keep the numbers arriving/leaving at the same time to an absolute minimum and so avoiding any crowding around entrances and exits. If you arrive early, please remain in your car or on the car park until your
allotted time slot. Where possible, children should be accompanied to school and collected by one adult only (it is acceptable to bring along younger siblings who cannot be left at home – please maintain social distancing and keep your children close by you).

Parents will not be permitted to enter the school building with children. If any child resists entering the school alone, parents will be politely asked to return to the back of the queue to keep the flow of children moving as they enter school. If the child cannot be settled or refuses to come into school on their own, they will need to be taken home. Staff will not be able to take children from parents to comfort them.

There will be no opportunity for parents to speak face-to-face with a member of staff before and after school. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please telephone or e-mail.

We ask that children only bring into school their water bottle, snack and
lunch bag (if bringing own packed lunch). Children can bring their own packed lunch or can have a packed lunch prepared by the school kitchen (no hot school meals will be available). Infant children continue to receive Universal Free School Meals.

They must not bring in their book bags and home learning books. Any work completed in school will remain in school and not be brought home by the child.

Children are required to arrive to school in fresh/clean clothing each day they attend. To allow school clothes to be washed each day, we will allow a relaxing of school uniform policy. In this case, suitable, practical clothes ideally in school colours should be worn. I am also aware that some uniform items, shoes etc may have been outgrown during the period of our partial closure and again, a relaxation of our uniform policy will allow the children to wear sensible, practical alternatives where necessary. Please ensure shoes are suitable for outdoor play/daily mile eg trainers.

I hope this information is helpful.

Miss Lennon

Monday 22 June 2020

Dear Year 2 and Families,

I hope you are all well and keeping your spirits up! Miss Lennon has ordered in some new work books for Year 2 which can be picked up from the school office from Monday 22nd June.

I have set lessons from ‘White Rose‘ Maths all about measures  this week, https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/.   Finding a tape measure and doing some practical measuring around the home and garden would be good practise. How wide is the book shelf? How many cm long do you think this tin of beans is?

To try and keep lessons interesting for the children I have attached a ‘Busy Bee’ project which allows children more choice about activities to do in the afternoons. Please encourage at least one activity from every subject area over the course of the week.

Again thank you for all your hard work children! I am very proud of you all!

Take care,

Mrs Furness

P.E  9.00- 9.30- Joe Wickes or ‘Go Noodle’

Maths –  10-10.30

1 activity per day.

Monday –White Rose Maths lesson + CPG Reasoning book

Tuesday- White Rose Maths Lesson +  Arithmetic Book

Wednesday- White Rose Maths lesson + My Maths

Thursday –  White Rose Maths

Friday-  White Rose Maths   ‘Challenge’ + Times tables Rock stars.

10.30-10.45-   Break

Phonics/Spelling- 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise ( see attached)

Tuesday/Wednesday- spellings ‘Purple Mash’

Thursday- ‘Purple Mash’ Grammar

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks- 11.15 -11.45

Monday-  Choose a Literacy task from your ‘Busy Bee’ project (See attached)

Tuesday- One  reading comprehension  from CPG Book.

Wednesday- R.E ‘Treasures’ Which of God’s treasures do you think is very important and why? Water? Plants? etc

Thursday- Choose an English task from your ’Busy Bee’ project

Friday-  Choose an English task from your ’Busy Bee’ project

Story time- 11.45-12 pm

Lunch 12p.m- 1. p.m

Crafts/Topic  1-2 p.m 

Daily- Choose any activities from the ‘Busy Bee’ project!

Thursday 18 June 2020

Dear Year 2 Parents,

This week we have seen the return of a very small number of Reception children to school. Year 1 children are due to return to school week commencing 29 June 2020. There has been a very small uptake by parents for places this side of the summer holidays, with the vast majority of parents making the decision to keep their children at home.

Due to the very small uptake in the infants, I am now offering Year 2 parents the opportunity of a day (maximum 2 days) in school next week on Thursday 25th/Friday 26th June if parents wish. As in my previous correspondence this will not be a return to school as the children have previously known. They may not be taught in their usual classroom or by their usual Teacher or Teaching Assistant. Social distancing will still need to take place and children will be taught at their table in the classroom for the day. Lunch will be taken in the classroom and at break times the children cannot play together as they are used to so that they can maintain a safe 2 metre distance.

Please remember there is no penalty for the school or for parents who wish to keep their children at home at the current time. I have today ordered additional workbooks for Year 2 children for continued home learning. These can be collected from the school office from Monday.

If you would like your child to attend next Thursday/Friday please register your interest by contacting me on stoswalds_primary_head@warrington.gov.uk or by replying to the school text before Monday 22 June at the latest and I shall confirm with you on Monday, numbers dependant, if this offer is to go ahead.

Best wishes, Miss Lennon

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s orienteering challenge, I have a new one for you this week; it’s all about…Athletics!

This is a great opportunity to get outside in the sunshine and try out some of those skills that you would have been able to show off had we have been able to have our sports day.

 I have attached a PDF below that explains how to do the challenge, have a look, have a go and send me an email of how you get on! (y1@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk)

 I hope you have fun having a go at this.

 All the best,

 Mr Coppenhall

Monday 15 June 2020

Dear Year 2 stars and Families,

I hope you have had a good week, despite the weather taking a turn for the worst.  My garden likes the rain, but bring back the sunshine!

I have set some work on Year 2 ‘White Rose Maths’, this site has teaching videos all about fractions, week commencing, 15th June 2020. Pease log-on to this site, https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/.

I have attached work on fractions and set new work on ‘My Maths’ and ‘Purple Mash’.

If we were in school we would be starting a new topic about ‘Seaside holidays’, BBC Bitesize has videos called ‘Travel with Barnaby Bear’, a fun visual resource,  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9grd2p/resources/2. Activities on ‘Purple Mash’ will be set around this. Please e-mail with any questions about work or your child’s well-being.

Many thanks,

Keep safe, keep active,

Mrs Furness xx

Joe Wickes 9.00-9.30

Maths – 10.00-10.30

1 activity per day.

Monday – White Rose Maths lesson 1

Tuesday- White Rose Maths lesson 2

Wednesday- 2 pages from your CPG reasoning book.

Thursday – ‘My Maths’ Fractions

Friday- ‘My Maths’ Fractions / ‘Times tables Rock stars’.

10.30-10.45-   Break

 Phonics/Spelling- 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise (attached)

Tuesday/Wednesday- spellings ‘Purple Mash’

Thursday- ‘Purple Mash’ Grammar

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks – 11.15 -11.45

Monday – Write about a favourite seaside holiday.

Tuesday – One reading comprehension from CPG Book.

Wednesday – R.E ‘Treasures’ (See sheet). How does God and your Family take care of you?

Thursday – Write a seaside postcard to a family member about your holiday.

Friday – Write a Summer Acrostic poem (see attached)

Story time- 11.45-12 pm

Lunch 12p.m – 1. p.m

Crafts/Topic 1.00-2.00 p.m

Monday – History BBC KS1 Bitesize- watch the film about Travel with Barnaby Bear – Poole Harbour.  Write a list of things to see at the seaside.

Tuesday – Purple mash-topic

Wednesday – R.E treasures- Draw/make a collage of ‘God’s treasure, a flower, or ladybird.

Thursday – ‘Purple Mash’ topic

Friday – Art  on Purple Mash

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a relaxing break and are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wednesday. This week it is all about Orienteering! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can take part in the challenge, and here is a link to a video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at this.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 8 June 2020

Dear Year 2 and Families,

I hope you are all keeping well and that you managed to have a nice break in the glorious sunshine. This week we would be returning for what would be the final Summer term!  I have set some new work on ‘My Maths and ‘Purple Mash’ for the week beginning Monday 8th June and some activities based on ‘BBC KS1 Bitesize’. I have attached this week’s spelling sheet and some R.E work. Please e-mail about any aspects of the work or just get in touch. I love to hear from you!

P.E  with Joe Wickes -9-9.30/Go Noodle Dance

9.45-10.00 – reading

Maths –  10-10.30

1 activity per day.

Monday – 1 page from your CPG Arithmetic book, set out in your Maths homework book.

Tuesday- ‘My Maths’- Times tables work

Wednesday- 2 pages from your CPG reasoning book.

Thursday – ‘My Maths’ Addition and subtraction

Friday- Times tables Rock stars.

10.30-10.45-   Break

Phonics/Spelling- 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise (see attached)

Tuesday/Wednesday- spellings ‘Purple Mash’

Thursday- ‘Purple Mash’ Grammar

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks- 11.15 -11.45

Monday- Write some news from your holiday at home

Tuesday- One reading comprehension from CPG Book.

Wednesday- R.E (See sheet).

Thursday- Write instructions on how to brush your teeth.

Friday – From a page in your reading book, make a list of the verbs you can find (action words e.g run)

Story time- 11.45-12 pm

Lunch 12p.m- 1. p.m

Crafts/Topic  1-2 p.m

Monday- History BBC KS1 Bitesize- watch the film about Grace Darlings’ famous rescue.

Tuesday- captions of Grace Darlings rescue (attached).

Wednesday- ‘Purple Mash’ topic

Thursday- ‘Purple Mash’ topic

Friday- Art on Purple Mash

Take care,

Mrs Furness x

Friday 22 May 2020

Hello lovely Year 2 and families,

Thank you for all your hard work this week, I can see lots of you have been very busy working on your tasks and doing lots of physical challenges too. Thank you for all your messages and photos you are sending me, it is nice to see what you have been up to!

Hopefully you got the message from Miss Lennon about our half term break which would be starting today. Please enjoy a rest from school work, and instead of home-learning you could try a holiday at home! I hopefully will be in the garden, planting some flowers in my pots ready for the Summer. I have bought some new books to read as well.  

I will be messaging you again very soon after the break and will let you know how the home-learning tasks will look then. In the meantime enjoy the sunshine, keep active and keep safe! I have set up some fun activities to do on Purple mash if you get really bored..!! The choice is yours!

I hope you all have a lovely and fun two weeks,

Take care,

Mrs Furness, Mrs Fitzsimmons and Miss Ross x

Monday 18 May 2020

Dear Year 2 stars and Families,

I  have enjoyed having a chat with some of you and your families this week and will continue to try and speak to you all in the coming weeks. I know how hard you are working so thank you! 

BBC Bitesize (key stage 1) are showing great daily lessons which are very visual, informative  and fun on a wide range of topics.  Look them up it will help to keep learning interesting for the children as I know how  repetitive things can become!

 I have set work on Purple Mash and ‘My Maths ‘ for this coming week 18th May 2020. As always please e-mail me with any questions about work or children’s well-being.  I love hearing from you!

P.E  with Joe Wickes -9-9.30 or  ‘Go Noodle’ dance  

9.45-10.00 – reading

Maths –  10-10.30

1 activity per day.

-Monday – 1 page from your CPG Arithmetic book, set out in your Maths homework book.

Tuesday- ‘My Maths’-  Fractions

Wednesday- 2 pages from your CPG reasoning book.

Thursday – ‘My Maths’  estimating numbers

Friday- Times tables Rock stars.

10.30-10.45-   Break

Phonics/Spelling- 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise ( see Below)

Tuesday/Wednesday- 1 page from CPG spelling and Grammar book.

Thursday- ‘Purple Mash’ spellings

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks- 11.15 -11.45

Monday-  handwriting practise (See sheet)

Tuesday- One  reading comprehension  from CPG Book.

Wednesday- R.E (See sheet).

Thursday- Write about your favourite character from your book.

Friday-  From a page in  your reading book, make a list of the adjectives you can find. (Describing words, huge,  bright etc)

Story time- 11.45-12 pm

Lunch 12p.m- 1. p.m

Crafts/Topic  1-2 p.m

Monday- ‘Purple Mash  Science

Tuesday- ‘Purple Mash’ computing

Wednesday- ‘Purple Mash’ topic

Thursday- Get active!- Make up a dance and sing to a favourite piece of music/ or make a P.E circuit/relay race  in your garden  with balls, twigs to run around , jump over.

Friday- Art  on Purple Mash/ play a board game

Take care,

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Hi everyone.

I hope you are all continuing to keep fit and healthy during this lockdown.

Well done to all of you that have incorporated some form of exercise into your daily routines.

Last week I introduced you to the Virtual School Games Personal Challenges that occur each Wendesday. This week it is all about Volleyball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can do take part in the challenge, and here is a link to video showing you how to do it.

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 11 May 2020

Dear lovely Year 2,

I am missing you all and it seems such a long time that I have seen you! I hope you are all keeping busy and enjoying this lovely sunny weather. Let’s hope it continues! Thank you for all your hard work and trying your best. Again, please send me messages I love to hear from you.

This is our time-table for the coming week. Please let me know if you need help with any aspects of the work.

PE  with Joe Wicks -9-9.30

9.45-10.00 – reading

Maths –  10-10.30

1 activity per day.

Monday – 1 page from your CPG Arithmetic book, set out in your Maths homework book.

Tuesday – ‘My Maths’-  2D shapes

Wednesday – 2 pages from your CPG reasoning book.

Thursday – ‘My Maths’  3D shapes and Times Tables Rock stars.’

Friday – 1 page from your  CPG Arithmetic Book, set out in your Maths homework books.

10.30-10.45 – Break

Phonics/Spelling- 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise ( see Below)

Tuesday/Wednesday – 1 page from CPG spelling and Grammar book.

Thursday – ‘Purple Mash’ phonics

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks- 11.15 -11.45

Monday – Write an animal riddle poem, (see example)

Tuesday – One reading comprehension from CPG Book.

Wednesday- Read a chapter/or a short reading book and write what happens in the story, Illustrate it.

Thursday – One reading comprehension from CPG book.

Friday – Complete the sentences (see sheet on conjunctions).

Story time- 11.45-12 pm

Lunch 12p.m- 1 p.m

Crafts/Topic  1-2 p.m

Monday – ‘Purple Mash’ Science (When I grow up).

Tuesday – ‘Purple Mash’ computing

Wednesday – ‘Purple Mash’ History- Great Fire of London

Thursday – ‘Purple Mash’ Dinosaurs

Friday – Art mosaics on Purple Mash

Have a lovely week Year 2. I hope the weather stays nice so you can carry on playing outdoors! 

Take care,

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are well and are keeping fit and healthy during this lockdown.

I know lots of you have been doing PE with Joe each day which is a fantastic way to exercise at home!

I wanted to share a few ideas that have been created by the Warrington Schools Sports Partnership that we are a part of at St Oswald’s. They do a new Virtual School Games Personal Challenge each Wendesday and this week it is all about Basketball! You will find a PDF below detailing how you can  take part in the challenge, and here is the link to a video showing you how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMo0AFSyMM

Basketball_Summer_School_Games_2020

I hope you have fun having a go at these.

All the best,

Mr Coppenhall

Monday 4 May 2020

Dear Parents,

Following many phone calls home over the last 2 weeks, Teachers and myself have picked up requests from parents asking for more direction on the time children should spend on subjects within our home learning programme. In response to this and as we move into week 7 of our lockdown and home learning programme, below are timetable guides for Upper Key Stage 2, Lower Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 and Early Years. From this week, Teachers will be setting work against these timetables and we hope you will find these detailed plans helpful.

It has been a pleasure chatting to many of you over the last couple of weeks and hearing about the learning that is happening and the routines you have established. I thank you sincerely for working with your child(ren) and understand that this can be extremely difficult, particularly if you have more than one child at home and/or you are trying to balance this with your own home working. Being happy and healthy remains the priority for your children and for us all during these challenging times.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Teacher if you need any further help or direction.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your families and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Miss Lennon

Monday 4 May 2020

Dear Year 2 stars,

I hope you and your families are all well and keeping busy. Thank you to everyone who has sent me fabulous pictures of your work and activities. You are a creative bunch!

This week I have set activities on ‘My Maths’ and ‘Purple Mash’ for you to do commencing 4th May 2020.

I have organised work to be completed on each day to provide a little more structure and the timetable is set out below.

P.E.  with Joe Wicks – 9.00-9.30

Reading – 9.45-10.00

Maths –  10.00-10.30

1 activity per day.

Monday – 1 page from your CPG Arithmetic book, set out in your Maths homework book.

Tuesday – ‘My Maths’- Division

Wednesday- 2 pages from your CPG reasoning book.

Thursday – ‘My Maths’ multiplication and Times Tables Rock stars.’

Friday – 1 page from your CPG Arithmetic Book, set out in your Maths homework books.

Break – 10.30-10.45

Phonics/Spelling – 10.45-11.15

Monday – spelling sheet to practise (see below)

Tuesday/Wednesday – 1 page from CPG spelling and Grammar book.

Thursday – ‘Purple Mash’ phonics

Friday – Practise spellings from sheet.

Writing tasks – 11.15-11.45

Monday- Write your news from the weekend in sentences. (English Homework book)

Tuesday- Write a Spring Acrostic poem –(See example below)

Wednesday- Read a chapter/  or a short reading book and write about your  favourite part so far. Illustrate it.

Thursday- Write your own ‘Fairy tale story on ‘Purple Mash’.

Friday- Write instructions for making a tasty sandwich.

Story time – 11.45-12.00

Lunch – 12.00-1.00

Crafts/Topic  1.00-2.00

Monday- ‘Purple Mash Science’ (animals)

Tuesday- ‘Purple Mash’ Geography (map work revision)

Wednesday- ‘Purple Mash’ Make a treasure Island map using a key.

Thursday- Art/ craft- Make a poster to commemorate VE Day 75th Anniversary. Display it in your window.

Friday- Help make a picnic lunch or afternoon tea to celebrate VE day. Listen to some war time songs!

Have a lovely week Year 2. If we were in school we would be finding out why VE day is such a special occasion and celebrating it together. Ask someone at home about it. I am going to have a tea party on Friday afternoon with some neighbours in the street, keeping our distance of course!

Take care,

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Thomas Leech, Director of the Schools Singing Programme at the Diocese of Leeds, has shared with us details of their newly launched daily singing sessions:

Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God.  They’re led by the Diocese’s expert Choral Directors, and sessions for younger and older children are also available.

Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk – this is a wonderful tool to reach children and families across the country.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR LIVE CHANNELS

www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk

www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk

www.lioflive.org.uk

Monday 27 April 2020

Hello lovely Year 2,

How are you? I hope you have had another busy week learning and doing lots of fun activities. I have set some new work on ‘My Maths’ and ‘Purple Mash’ for the week beginning 27th April 2020.

Thank you for getting in touch and sending me your fantastic updates and photos.

Please continue working in your Year 2 work books on your reading comprehension, Grammar, Maths Arithmetic and reasoning skills. Remember Maths Arithmetic is to be written in your Maths homework books.

On the school website there is a link to a spelling programme called ‘SirLinkalot’, this more aimed at Key stage 2, but does have some practise activities on spelling high frequency words which is useful for Year 2.

If we were in school we would be starting a new topic all about animals and their habitats and South Africa for geography. I have set some learning around these topics on ‘Purple Mash’.

Could you find the Continent of Africa on Google maps and find South Africa? You could write some facts about the country in your English books.

Maybe you could go on a mini-beast hunt in your garden (if you have one) and keep a tally of how many you can find. You could create a bug hotel or hedgehog home using twigs and leaves that you can find.

Also if the weather takes a turn for the worst, re-create some famous paintings! Look at the ideas below.

Art Activity

Thank you,

Enjoy the coming week, keep safe, be happy,

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Please find below some more online resources you may find useful:

The Maths Factor

Carol Vorderman has announced that access to her maths school The Maths Factor will be free while schools are closed (normally £2/week). It’s aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds and is matched to the national curriculum.

Teachers are aware that some children are already using The Maths Factor every day – well done to those children and keep it up!

Sir Linkalot

While we are on lockdown and children are not in the classroom it is quite tricky to teach spellings in the way we usually would at school. We would like you to try a new award winning app that helps children improve their spelling by looking at words and practicing spelling in lots of different ways. The app is called ‘Sir Linkalot’ and schools and parents have kindly been given free access to it to use during school closure time.

Sir Linkalot does not just look at spelling it covers many of the technical requirements of the English curriculum including: vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns.

How to access the Sir Linkalot app:

  1. Download the app from the App Store.*
  2. Tap on the log icon (for log in) at the top right.
  3. Click on ‘Have an access code?’ and enter the word ‘Free’ as the username and the password.
  4. Choose which bundle you want to try and you’re ready to start!

*There is a problem with downloading Google play Android app at the moment which is being resolved as quickly as possible by the SirLinkalot team. In the meantime you can access the app using a PC/Laptop by typing ‘app.sirlinkalot.org into the browser itself then enter the access code as above.

Religious Education

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has provided the document below containing some activities to support your child’s learning in RE.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HOME LEARNING

This work comes from the ‘Come and See’ Religious Education programme which is taught in all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun. They are in Year groups however, there is no harm in completing other year group work as this will help your child to remember and strengthen their learning.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

Launched this week with three daily lessons for each year group. Lots of celebrities involved in the delivery of the lessons – might be worth a look!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Oak National Academy

From Monday 20 April, parents can access 180 lessons a week for every year group from Reception through to year 10, through a new online platform, Oak National Academy.

To access the Oak National Academy resources, head along to their official website, where resources went live this morning. From here, you can view lessons by subject and level, or you can follow their planned weekly schedule.

https://www.thenational.academy/

English with David Walliams 11.am www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Monday 20 April 2020

Hi Lovely Year 2,

I hope you and your families are well and that you had a nice Easter. Have you eaten all your Easter eggs yet? I have eaten mine.

I have set some work on ‘My Maths’ and ‘Purple Mash’ for the week beginning 20th April 2020, but there are so many games and other activities that you can choose to do. E-mail me and let me know how you are getting on. I love to hear from you!

This week I have cleaned my rusty old bike, pumped up the tyres and went for some great bike rides with my family. What have you been up to?

This week can you read a favourite book and write a book review in your English books?  At the moment I am re-reading ‘The Hobbit’, which is a great adventure story.

Stay safe and have a good week.

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hello Year 2,

I want to thank you all for the effort and hard work you are doing at home. If you have not been in touch please do and let me know how you are getting on!

Today, we would be breaking up for the Easter holiday after doing exciting Easter activities in school.

Could you get creative at home and make some Easter bunny pictures and Spring pictures to put in your windows?  I know it has cheered me up seeing children’s rainbows and messages in front windows when I go out for a daily walk.

If you don’t like drawing, grow a rainbow!

Finally, I wish you and your family a happy, peaceful and safe Easter.

Mrs Furness,  Mrs Gambles, Mrs Fitzsimmons and Miss Ross xx

Monday 6 April 2020

Dear lovely Year 2,

How are you all? I am missing not seeing in you in school. Thanks to everyone who has got in touch this week and sent me photos and updates.

Please e-mail me if you have not already done so for ‘Numbots’ and ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ log-ins.

I have set new work on ‘Purple Mash’ and ‘ My Maths’ for the week beginning 6th April 2020.

It will soon be Easter! Below are some Easter printables for you to do. Also in your English Homework books could you write the Easter story, all the main events of what happened to Jesus, starting with the ‘Last Supper story’. You can draw pictures if you like.

-Easter-Word-Search.   

easter-themed-basket-craft

-easter-story-writing-flap-book

For a practical task, could you learn to tie your shoelaces? Well done if you can do this already. Keep practising!

But most importantly have a lovely, restful Easter week-end.

Many Thanks

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 1 April 2020

NUMBOTS Access

KS1 (Including Reception) now have access to NUMBOTS which is a maths based online game. You can access it directly at: play.numbots.com or you can download an app to play it on a device

If you would like your child’s login details, please contact your class teacher and they will send you them to you.

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Year 2,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe and enjoying the Spring sunshine!

The days in school are very quiet here without you. The work packs hopefully are keeping you busy but I have set some new work on ‘My Maths’ and Purple mash for the week beginning Monday 30th March. For practical tasks, can you help an adult prepare your lunch? Send me some Pictures! Also try and carry out one or two chores around the home such as setting the table, sorting and tidying your toys. I have also attached a scavenger hunt activity for around the garden. Have a lovely week!

Please keep in touch,

Many Thanks Mrs Furness

scavenger hunt

Key Stage 1 Message

A website that we use a lot in school to support our Phonics sessions is Phonics Play. This website has been made available for free during this time of learning from home. The details to log in are below:

Username: march20

Password: home

We hope you find this website useful.

Year 2 Curriculum Overviews

2019/2020

Year 2 Spring 2 2020

Year 2 Spring 1 2020

RE Newsletter Spring 2020

Year 2 Autumn 2 2019

Year 2 Autumn 1 2019

RE Newsletter Autumn 2019