Covid-19 School Closure
We know that this is a difficult time for families, access to devices might be restricted due to multiple needs within your family. Therefore we are not setting any work that needs to be completed and sent back into school. We would however encourage you to create a routine for your child. This could include time where your child continues to focus on practising and rehearsing their basic skills. We have provided some links to websites below that you might find useful for this. In addition to this children will also get a lot out of the following activities:
· Reading regularly
· Lego or other construction kits
· Practising multiplication tables and number bonds
· Jigsaw puzzles
· Board games
Year 2 Easter Fun:
As we now come to an end of the Spring term and begin our 2 week Easter break, we will not be publishing links during this time to reflect the Easter school holiday period. However there are some Easter fun activities below for your children to enjoy! Happy Easter from the Year 2 team.
Watch: The Christian Story of Easter
Mindful Colouring: Easter Eggs (PDF below)
Make: Easter Rice Pop Doughnuts
This recipe can be adapted to be gluten and dairy free!
Other Easter recipes:
Can you make an Easter Paper Bunny and/or a 3D Easter Egg Card?
Other Easter arts and crafts ideas:
Easter Newsletter from Ealing Council which contains fun ideas:
LGFL - Keeping Children Safe Online During Closure:
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 2 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/
Also keep an eye out for the new ‘Fielding’s Always Active’ Challenge which will be coming soon to the website.
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.
https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures - ‘Maths, English, Physical Activity and Health and Wellbeing for Key Stage 1 (5-7 year-olds) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 year-olds), with fun activities to keep children active and learning at home’
Talking to your child about Coronavirus
A child friendly leaflet to share with your child.
Also look at the links below for how to talk to your child about coronavirus:
Gardening & Cooking:
We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.
This half term our Gardening and Cooking lessons will start the week beginning:
We have updated our newsletter as Year 2 Christingle dates have been changed. Please read for further information.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
- Write a review of the book; include what you liked and didn't like about it
- Write a description of your favourite character; what they look like and what their personality is like
- Draw a scene from the book and describe it using adjectives and verbs
- Write 5 facts from the book
- Retell the story in order
- Design your own quiz; write questions (with answers) about the book
- List 10 words from the book that you found interesting, write the meanings of these words
Children are to come on their G&C day in comfortable and appropriate clothing for the kitchen and allotments. Please ensure children also wear safe and comfortable footwear which covers their feet (i.e. trainers) and any long hair is tied back. Children do not need to bring an apron as these will be provided. In addition, children must also bring a container on the day where they can store their cooking to bring home, these can be a standard small sized container.
Information about any termly £4 donations you would like to contribute which goes towards their G&C lessons can be found on the 'Welcome Back Newsletter' and payments are to be made on the Fielding Laser page. The Year 2 team would like to thank parents for any donations which are made towards the G&C lessons.
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.
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.
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.
Children should begin with 'Gig'. This is TT Rockstars' baseline/check mode for progress tracking and diagnostics. This then determines which is their priority tables and the 'Auto Training' mode enabled by teachers should then provide the correct levels for children to play.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
We are writing a persuasive letter to the The Cooper family based on the book The Magic Finger. These are the grammar skills we will be focusing on.
Below is our STAR Vocabulary we will be focusing on during the study of fractions.
Follow the Year 2 link below to our Knowledge Organisers designed for each challenge. This will provide you with the key information we aim for children to have learnt by the end of each challenge.