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.
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:
* 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:
This term we will be creating:
-Animal Adventure Stories
-Stories around a theme
This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...
-Addition and Subtraction
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.
In Science we will be learning about:
Living Things and their Habitats
Properties of Materials
Dance- Great Fire of London
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:
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:
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.
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