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Welcome toSt Matthew's C of E Primary School With Brunel Nursery School

Live, Love, Learn

Year 2 - Swallows

Swallows- Year 2

My name is Miss Thompson and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 2 Swallows this year. Mrs Monk and Mrs Ismail will also be helping us in Year 2.  

Today we tried Victorian Sponge Cake and had a tea party! We learnt that Victoria sponge cake is named after Queen Victoria from the 1800s! Take a look at our fabulous work...

Take a look at our beautiful writing from today! We had to retell the story 'Tadpoles Promise' by Jeanne Willis.

Our mill child portraits! We had to use a HB, 4B and 6B pencil!

Our Victorian School Day!

 

  THE SWALLOWS ARE FAMOUS!

Our trip to Blackburn museum was lots of fun! We learnt about how Blackburn has changed.

We are now on Blackburn Museum's Facebook and Instagram... take a look:

 

 

 

 

Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Friday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book to complete their tasks in. Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), Mathletics and one other piece to be completed.

 

 

Take a look at what we will be learning in Spring:

 

English:

This term we will be creating:

-Animal Adventure Stories

-Stories around a theme

-Explanation Texts

-Instructions

-Persuasive letters 

Maths:

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

-Addition and Subtraction

-Measurement

-Shape

-Money

-Statistics

 

 

Creative Curriculum:

Our topic for this term is ‘Fire and Ice’. Our work will be based around the events of the Great Fire of London and we will be looking at life in the 17th century. This will include learning about jobs during the time period and comparing firefighting during the 17th century and modern day. We will also be completing various artwork on this topic including making Tudor houses and creating a Great Fire of London collage. We will also be learning about Antarctica and finding out why it is a special place.

 

Science:

In Science we will be learning about:

Living Things and their Habitats

Properties of Materials

 

PE:

Dance- Great Fire of London

 

Miss Thompson smiley

 

Swallows Autumn Newsletter 2020

JUST TO MAKE YOU SMILE! Miss Thompson has been practising the TIKTOK dance that you all wanted her to learn! I hope you enjoy it:)

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READING FOR FUN!

Click on the link below for FREE READING BOOKS!

Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July

Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June

Monday 1st June- Daily Tasks

Wednesday 22nd April- Daily Tasks

Useful Websites:

 

Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics Play is a resource that we use in school and it has lots of different games to help children practise recognition of sounds, blending and segmenting. The website has decided to offer free access to parents during this time and the login details are:

 

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Mathletics - https://login.mathletics.com/

Mathletics is an online platform that school already uses and that most of you will be familiar with. It has various maths concepts for your children to practise. I will regularly set tasks for your child to complete and view their progress. Your child has their very own login details for this. 

 

Times Table Rockstars - www.ttrockstars.com

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Your child has their very own login details for this.

 

Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Purple Mash is a fantastic tool that has lots of different activities on for your children to explore. It is used in school to help children with their learning across many areas of the curriculum. To login to the website you will first need to find the school’s login page by clicking on ‘Find my school’s login page.’ Then you will need your child’s login details which they already have.

 

Scholastic Learn at Home - https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html (Alternatively you can use google to search for ‘Scholastic Learn at Home’)

This is a website that has been set up specifically for school closures. It has stories and activities based around various different topics that link to your children’s learning. More activities are being added to the site every day.

 

Oxford Reading Tree - www.oxfordowl.co.uk

A great website from the makers of Biff and Chip books. This gives access to a huge range of ORT books which the children can read. A very useful site. The login details are:

 

Username: Robins2020

Password: robins

 

Sumdog - https://www.sumdog.com/

Sumdog is similar to Mathletics as teachers can set work and view the children’s progress. It has different tasks relating to reading, spelling and mathematics. When your child logs in they will have some ‘quick fire questions’ and they may need some adult support with these. After this they will be able to access the tasks and these are all in game form so the children will really enjoy playing them as well as practising the different skills. Each child has an individual login and this has been given to your child to take home. As with the rest of the online learning websites we do recommend that you play the games alongside your children as they may need some initial help to follow the instructions.

 

Topmarks Education- www.topmarks.co.uk

An excellent website with activities to support all areas of the National Curriculum.

 

Twinkl-

Step 1: visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2- fill in the 'new to twinkl' form.

Step 3- enter the code  CVDTWINKLHELPS

Step 4- search KS1 activities

 

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