We would be very grateful if you could return any school reading books, including recommended reading books, to your child's class teacher.
Learning for the week will be updated every Monday. Also, be sure to watch the assembly videos posted on our YouTube page every Monday morning.
This is your last week of learning in Year 2. Please send your last email for feedback by Wednesday 15th July at midday. This gives us enough time to mark and give feedback by Friday. Please try to send all of the week's learning in ONE email, this will speed up the time it takes for your teacher to respond.
2H and 2F home learning will be overseen by Miss Stabler
2P and 2S home learning will be overseen by Miss Allen
Please see our curriculum overview to find out what your child is learning now and how that fits in to their wider learning:
This week children should complete:
Click here to access previous Oak National Academy lessons.
Year 2 teacher videos (This link takes you to the Year 2 playlist, scroll through to find your teacher)
To find out what children are learning on the week beginning 13th July, click on the links below for a message from your child’s class teacher.
This week’s English work and application task:
This week’s maths task:
This half term’s history learning
New Learning Journey: “How did Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela make the world a better place?"
Learn more about Rosa Parks: https://www.natgeokids.com/nz/discover/history/general-history/rosa-parks/
Learn more about Nelson Mandela: https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/nelson-mandela
Short task: How did Rosa Parks/Nelson Mandela show the Fielding Values? Due in Monday 13th July
Choose Nelson Mandela or Rosa Parks. Explain how they demonstrated our Fielding Values throughout their life.
Click here to remind yourself of our Values. Which values he/she show? How did he/she show these particular values? You can choose how you present your work, for example:
In addition to the above, children will also learn a lot from the following ‘off-line’ activities:
The application tasks for writing and maths can be emailed to your child’s class teacher to their email address: email@example.com (change the xx to class name, year group number and class letter eg 2S, all upper case).
Teachers will respond with feedback, replies may take up to 3 days.
Teachers will not respond during evenings, weekends, school holidays or when they are working in school.
Teachers will use any work your child emails to assess their learning for this term. We would like to know what your child is working on at home, so if teachers do not receive an email from you or your child they may contact you.
Try watching a short French animation or video clip every day or play an on-line French game. There are so many engaging and carefully selected resources available on our school website which will help children to keep children tuned into their French learning. Tivi5 Monde is particularly popular and animations are updated daily. Click here for our French page.
Other popular resources include:
Have a go at the Fielding weekly Music challenge on the music page of the website. Click here.
In school, we have been exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how we can play our part as global citizens. Recently Earth School was launched which is a 30-day home-schooling journey to connect children and nature. https://ed.ted.com/earth-school
If you have enjoyed our SDG sessions in school, check out the daily quests – you can choose to watch the videos and have a go at the suggested quizzes and activities.
It is important to look after your physical and mental health during this difficult time and staying physically active is a great way of doing that. Although many of us are practising social distancing and staying at home more than we may do normally, there are still lots of things you can do at home to keep your physical activity levels up. Below are two very good resources to get you started. Please let Mr Thomas know via email if you have any questions or suggestions.
For the coming months, we are also going to change the criteria for our Fielding Sporting Stars page on the website. We want to see videos or photos of what you are doing at home in order to stay active. It could be taking part in one of the ideas below, doing some cosmic yoga or a fitness video online or absolutely anything else. https://www.fieldingprimary.com/fielding-sporting-stars/
Stay active and stay healthy.
‘Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.
It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.
Complete an activity from the Gratitude and kindness. What are you grateful for?
Children have the choice to read a recommended reading book. The list is below and also in reading planners. More information about reading can be found here:
Once the children have read a book, they should complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. These can be completed in the blue book that children have been given.
Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):
1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about characters/setting and events.
2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.
3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their meaning.
4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?
5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.
6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
All books = Platinum Award
Times Tables Rockstars!
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
What is it?
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
How does it work?
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
How do I log in?
Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.
Calculation Policies for Maths