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Monday 8th June

Hello Year 2,

We hope you are all well and had a good time completing the fun activities last week. We have really enjoyed looking at the photographs you have sent in.

Please take some time to look at the class pages where you will not only see your own photographs but also those of your classmates and celebrate the wonderful things going on.

As we begin the 12th week of lockdown, some of you will have siblings who are returning to school and wondering why you are not. As the Prime Minister mentioned, he has a plan that gently eases the lockdown and that means a phased return for school children. We are hoping that all children will get an opportunity to return to school this academic year, if it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, we want to thank you for the effort and hard work you are putting into your home learning and ask you to continue to do the best you can whilst still enjoying the other amazing activities you are taking part in. 

This week’s learning activities are as follows:

English – comprehension skills

Maths – sharing, grouping and odd and even numbers

Topic – to learn about the human and physical features of Africa

I know, over the last few weeks, we have all enjoyed chatting to our classes on the telephone and discussing some of the wonderful activities the children have been taking part in. Hearing the children’s happy voices and knowing they are safe and well, was indeed a highlight for us all. We also feel that the emails that are sent in and having that contact with parents is really important too so please keep them coming in and remember we are here for you if you require any further help or support.

Take care, keep safe and have an amazing week!

Mrs Saleem and the Year 2 team

Monday 1st June

Hello Year 2,

We hope that you have had a nice week free from home schooling and feel a little more rested. The weather has been really kind to us too; it makes a big difference when the sun is shining. It is also good that from next week you should be able to see other members of your family you don’t live with which will be lovely for you. This week we have set you some fun activities to do with members of your family at home. Under our topic star you will find a holiday activities grid explaining 9 tasks you can choose from. There are 9 boxes outlining 9 tasks with links and activities to choose from using bullet points. Please choose 3 different tasks, making sure you have chosen from 3 different task boxes. Please note you only need to do one activity from each task box, you don’t need to do them all. If you want to do more you can but you don’t have to! On the grid there are links for you to use, these links can be clicked on or you may need to copy and paste it into the address bar on the internet. Some of the activities involve you handling natural resources outside in the garden or on a walk. Please make sure you keep yourself safe by washing your hands straight after and only picking things up your grown up allows you to. We are aware some people do not have a garden, please don’t worry all of these activities can be adapted. Underneath the holiday activity grid you will find any sheets you need and some examples to help you. During lock down the Platt family have been very busy doing some of the activities on the holiday activity grid so there are some photos of what Mrs Platt has been up to with her two boys. We hope you have fun with your family and please don’t forget to email us any photos or videos. We can’t wait to see what you have been up to.

 

Have another great week and enjoy the beautiful weather.

 

The Year 2 team.

Monday 25th May

Hi Year Two,

Well done everyone for successfully completing a full six weeks of home schooling! The Easter holidays seem a distant memory but we have now come to what we usually call the ‘Whit Holidays.’ We think you and your families deserve a well-earned rest so there will be no home learning this week. For next week, we will be uploading some fun activities to complete as a family so please look out for them week beginning 1st June. If there is any work you need to catch up on or revisit please feel free to do it this week, otherwise, have fun doing your own thing! It looks like the weather is going to be nice this week so enjoy yourselves. Thank you very much for all of your wonderful photos you have been sending in, it has been nice to see what you have been up to. Photos have been uploaded onto our separate class pages so please take a look so you can see what your friends have been up to.

 

Thank you very much for all of your support and co-operation at this time.

 

We hope you have a lovely week recharging your batteries.

 

The Year 2 Team

Mrs Hancock - Together we are a Team

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Monday 18th May

Hi there everyone!

I hope that you are all well and still smiling. I cannot believe the change in the weather recently, last week one day we had the paddling pool out enjoying the hot sunshine, but then the next day I needed my woolly hat on as it was so cold and windy!! I hope you are still managing to get some fresh air outside either in your garden or, if you can, further afield safely with your grown-ups. Some of you may be using your computer or games console a little more, please make sure you keep safe online. Parents -  the thinkuknow website below has excellent resources to use for how to stay safe online including parent and carers help sheets and home activity packs (please note the activities are optional, this is just a guide for you). 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

I hope fasting is going well for our families who are observing the month of Ramadan. I hope you enjoy celebrating Eid al-Fitr on Saturday. Under our well-being activities star there is a Ramadan Kindness Challenge sheet if anyone wants to have a go, it gives some nice thoughtful ideas and activities to do at home. You will also find a Meaningful May Action Calendar which also gives ways in which we can look after ourselves and each other at this time, some nice discussion points. These all link to Mrs Hancock’s challenges she is posting too! Remember these are all optional, just ideas for you.

This week’s learning activities are as follows:

English – to write an informal letter

Maths – multiplication

Topic – to learn about Africa

Remember to be kind to yourself and others, be patient, be positive and keep motivated!

Mrs Platt and the Year 2 Team.

Mrs Hancock - Support and Care

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Monday 11th May

Hello Year 2, 

I hope you are all keeping well. It has been wonderful receiving all of your photos showing us how you have been celebrating VE Day. Lots of you have been making bunting, baking, learning WW2 songs, making medals... the list is endless. Don't forget, if you do have any photos of your learning that you would like to share with us, you can by sending them to year2@springfieldprimary.net.

The staff at Springfield have been busy making a message for you, to keep you motivated and to show you that were thinking of you. You can watch the video by following this link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUXtBHEo9Q

This week's learning activities are as follows:

English - to identify and use different sentence types

Maths - to add and subtract two-digit numbers and tens

Topic - to know the continent and oceans of the world

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep reaching for the stars.

Miss Bolger and the Year 2 Team

 

Hi everyone, it’s Mrs James here. Miss Bolger has kindly allowed me to add a little bit to her letter this week. I hope that you and your families are all well. I’m missing everyone so much, but it has been lovely to be able see the pictures of what you are all up to at home.

We have been so lucky to have lots of sunshine, so I have been out in my garden trying to beat my children at badminton – they tell me that I need lots more practise though! I also keep looking out for the ‘Superheroes of Sale’ on their daily runs – I’ve not spotted any of them yet, have you?

We are starting our new geography work this week – I hope you enjoy travelling round the world from your sofa!.

Take care everyone, look after yourselves and your families. I’m looking forward to when we will see you in school again.

From

Mrs James

Monday 4th May

 

Hello Year 2,

 

How are you all doing? I hope all is well with you and your families. It has been so lovely seeing all the fantastic activities you have been doing at home. Your time capsules have been amazing and will form an important part of history where you will be teaching children of the future about what it was like to live in our world at this moment in time! Please keep sending these photographs in as you complete them and any future work you would like to share with us to year2@springfieldprimary.net.

 

As time passes, it can be more challenging coping with staying at home. Just to let you know, more activities have been added under the Wellbeing Star so if you think they would be helpful to you take a look.

 

This Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE day. We will be celebrating 75 years since the end of World War 2 where we will remember members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy along with key workers who worked hard on the home front to keep Britain going. Our English and topic activities this week will be based around VE Day celebrations.

 

Other activities for this week are as follows:

 

English: To read a PowerPoint about VE Day and then complete a reading comprehension about VE day

Maths: White Rose Summer Term Week 3

Topic: A choice of activities with a VE Day focus

Spellings: New list - see spelling section

 

We are all missing you and we look forward to seeing you back at school soon. I hope you are continuing to look after yourselves in the meantime with exercise and making sure you are being kind to yourself and others as well.

 

Take care everyone

 

From

 

Miss Gilmore and the Year 2 Team

Monday 27th April

Hello Year 2,

We would first like to start by saying a huge thank you to your families for sending in pictures of your completed home learning tasks using the Year 2 email (Year2@springfieldprimary.net). We have really enjoyed posting these pictures of you on the school website for your classmates to see and it has also given us so much pleasure to see the work you are producing.

Secondly, we would like to wish our Muslim families a Ramadhan Mubarak as the month of fasting starts.

This is the 5th week of lockdown Year 2 and we are trying really hard to find lots of different and exciting activities for you to do at home.

This week’s activities are:

English: To watch a film clip and write a setting. (Please send in pictures of the completed work)

Maths: To learn the properties of 3D shapes

Topic: To make a time capsule of History being made. (Please send in pictures of the time capsule)

 

So, what has Mrs Saleem been up to? Apart from spending most of the day on school work, I have (since I last wrote to you) been trying out different things at home. I have completed some of the Tik Tok dance challenges, I have spent time with my husband doing some gardening and I have really enjoyed playing scrabble online with my daughters - even though they always win. It would be great if you could also tell us what fun, new activities you have tried.

Please continue to work hard on your home learning but also make time for regular exercise, some ‘My time’ to try something new and some fun family time as well.

We look forward to seeing lots of pictures of home learning going on this week and other exciting things you have been up to.  

Take care, keep safe and smile lots!

Mrs Saleem and the Year 2 team

Monday 20th April

Hello everyone!

Wow! I cannot believe that it has been four weeks since we were at school! I hope that you are all keeping well and safe at this unusual time. I have been kept busy at home - my boys have discovered toys that they haven’t played with for a long time and we are particularly enjoying listening to the birds’ songs in the morning and spotting all the birds in the garden. Callum’s favourite activity at the moment is building dens anywhere he can! Did anyone take part in the Big Little Tent Festival last Wednesday?!

Now I hope you are enjoying your time at home, spending time with your family but please be kind to your grown-ups. They will be experiencing changes to their routine too – as well as caring for you and working, they now have to be a teacher! You can still use our school values at home – we support and care for each other, we challenge ourselves to learn, we are motivated to achieve our best and together we are a team.  Have a little think about how you can do this at home. During your time at home, please think of one or two acts of kindness you could do – say thank you, give your grown-up a hug, don’t argue with your siblings, maybe help set the table or tidy up a little. What else can you do? Parents – be kind to yourself too! Any photos of acts of kindness or of anything you have been up to at home can be emailed to us to year2@springfieldprimary.net. We have enjoyed seeing your Easter photos, you can see them on our individual class pages.

Your activities this week (under the subject stars) are:

English: Apostrophe for possession.

Maths: Summer 2 Week 2 on the White Rose link.

Science: Continuing with our learning ‘Exercise and Healthy Living’ you will be learning about different types of germs and how to keep yourself safe from them.

Spellings are added weekly underneath the English tasks under the English subject star and useful links are regularly added on the relevant pages so keep looking and scrolling down for new ideas.

Remember please look after yourself and your family and try to keep your body and mind healthy by taking time out to rest, trying some yoga or exercise and maybe having a go of some mindfulness colouring.

Take care and keep smiling.

Mrs Platt and the Year 2 Team.

Monday 13th April

Hello Year 2, 

 

It's Miss Bolger here. I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and that you have not eaten too much chocolate. After looking in our Year 2 inbox, I have seen that lots of you have been busy creating Easter crafts; cakes, eggs, bonnets, pictures and they all look wonderful. What a talented bunch you are! 

 

If you would like us to see the work you have been doing, you can now send us an email to year2@springfieldprimary.net. Within a few days, your teacher will get back to you and your parents. We will also be uploading lots of these photos to our class page so you can see what all of your friends have been getting up to while learning at home.

 

With the weather being so lovely, I have been getting out in my back garden as much as I can. I have been doing workouts, reading, gardening and listening to Mr Braye's live music too. Did some of you do Easter egg hunts in your gardens? 

 

Your activities this week (under the subjects stars) are:

English: A reading comprehension on the life cycle of a chicken.

Maths: Summer Term - Week 1 on the White Rose link.

Science: Continuing with our learning 'Exercise and healthy living' you will be learning why exercise is important. 

 

I hope you are all keeping well, supporting your families and trying to complete your home learning as well as you can. I am really missing seeing you all. Make sure you keep safe and keep having fun this week. Please send us lots of photos to show us what you are getting up to. 

 

Take care and see you soon, 

Miss Bolger and The Year 2 Team

Monday 6th April 

 

Hi everyone!

 

It’s Miss Gilmore here. I just wanted to write to you to say how much I am missing you all and I hope that you are all doing ok. It is a very strange and difficult time for you guys not being able to go out and play like you usually do and not being able to see the people that you really miss. I just wanted to say hang in there. You are all doing an amazing job and we are all really proud of you.

 

We really hope you have been working hard to complete the work we have been setting for you as I’m sure your adults will be really keen to tell your teachers how hard you have been working on the activities when we next see them at school!! It is a tricky time for your parents too, with many of your parents trying to work from home as well as looking after you so be kind to them and think about how you can be helpful to them this week 😊

 

I’ve been keeping very busy whilst away from school. My daughter is at home with me at the moment and we start our day with a Joe Wicks PE lesson as it helps me feel ready for the day. Joe Wicks is a little tricky for my daughter yet, but she has been inspired by him and is now learning how to jump!!

 

Are you still keeping up your exercise? It is really important to do this to keep both your body and your mind healthy. As part of your task this week, I have uploaded a wellbeing questionnaire for you to complete about how you are feeling at the moment and for you to plan exercise into your week. Try to answer these questions on your own and then discuss your answers with an adult or adults once you have completed the questionnaire. You can find this questionnaire under the Wellbeing Star. I have also uploaded some mindfulness colouring for you to do, if you choose.

 

Other activities for this week (resources under subject stars):

Topic -Easter Craft Activity

English: Write instructions on how you made your Easter item

Maths: Week 2 on the White Rose link

Wellbeing: Questionnaire discussed above and optional mindfulness activity

 

Have fun this week. We will upload an email address where you will be able to send any photographs in to us of your Easter craft and we will upload these to our website so you can see what each other has been up to!

 

Take care everyone and see you all soon!

 

From Miss Gilmore and the Year 2 Team 😊

 

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Hello Year 2,

I hope you are all well and looking after each other while you are at home.

We have been very lucky with the weather this week and it seems to have made us all happier and also made us appreciate our surroundings more.

Whilst I have been working from home, I have tried to keep myself as active as possible and I have been joining in with Joe Wicks daily workout. I hope you have been taking part too?

The Year 2 team have been working hard and they have been uploading new resources onto the ‘home learning’ website on a regular basis to ensure that you are all able to keep up with your learning at home because that is really important to us.

We have uploaded your next set of weekly activities to complete at home but please remember that it is really important that you keep practising your spellings and times tables (you can use ‘Ed-shed spellings’ and ‘Times table Rockstars’ website to do this as well).

We are aware that some of you are struggling to get onto some of the websites that require a login. Please let us know if you are and we will do our best to sort it out for you at our end.

Please take care of yourself and keep safe but most of all keep smiling.

We miss you all very much!

Just a few words for you to remember this week:

                             I think I can

                             I know I can

                             We think you can

                             We know you can

Mrs Saleem and Year 2 team

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our ‘Home Learning’ page.

This page has been set up to help our children to access learning from home after the announcement of school closures by the Prime Minister on Wednesday 18th March 2020. 

We feel it is important that our children continue to learn and thrive during these difficult and uncertain times.

Please check these pages on a weekly basis for information regarding home learning.

We would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our parents for their continued support and wish everyone a safe and quick return to normality (whenever that maybe).

Year 2 Teachers

 

Websites

Home learning

Children can use these websites on a regular basis to keep skills sharp in reading, writing, maths and other subjects.

 

https://play.edshed.com/spelling

(We will provide them with logins)

Ed shed is a website children can use to help them learn spellings - Spellings 1&2. Some people are having difficulty logging into Ed shed - please don't worry, you can still practise the weekly spellings that we are regularly downloading onto our English page.

 

 

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

(We will provide them with logins). The children can access lots of interactive resources for GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), Maths, Reading and History.

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

This website has a learning pack for Year 2 children to download and work on at home.

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

Children already have logins for this website and can practise their times tables at home.

 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/springfield-m33

Children already have logins for this website and can access lots of areas to work on at home to develop their computing skills with cross curricular links to English, maths, science, art and topic. Purple Mash are currently running weekly activities for home learning: 

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/weekly_activities

 

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

This website has relevant videos, activities and fun games for children covering all subjects of the curriculum.

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

This website has fun maths games to play on the iPad or laptop, linking to maths curriculum objectives.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BMX8O0aGB0Q

We all love Percy Parker to hep us learn our times tables!!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

Topmarks have some very good Maths games for children to play.

 

http://www.ictgames.com/

ictgames also have some useful activities for Maths and English.

 

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/

Edinburgh zoo have regular webcams to watch the animals from your own home.

 

https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo/

Chester Zoo have regular virtual zoo days, keep checking their website. Previous tours can also be seen on Youtube.

 

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/creative-prompts-for-art-projects-during-social-distancing

Nice art ideas to do at home.

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/50-fun-kids-activities-home-17975046

Great ideas to keep the children and the whole family entertained.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Artscooluk/

Some more art ideas for the home.

 

 

 

 

Keep children active:

 

School Games Area Profile Page  - https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/ashton-on-mersey/ (various resources including the YST PE at Home and 60 second challenge cards)

 

The Greater Sport Active Partnership website - https://www.greatersport.co.uk/ways-to-keep-moving

 

https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/

Click on Active Home for family friendly activities to play in the house or garden and Activity Booster to create your own active work out to music.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

PE with Joe Wicks stream live on his YouTube channel at 9am every morning

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w 

Joe Wick's 5 minute move 

 

 

 

https://www.cosmickids.com/ 

A HUGE range of yoga and mindfulness activities suitable for all ages. 

 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

A range of active games and challenges with a Disney theme, some for multiple players.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

A range of easy to follow active learning videos covering topics such as division, times tables and number bonds.

 

 

Discussing the Coronavirus with children

Unicef

How To Talk To Children About Coronavirus

 

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

 

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teachers-can-talk-children-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

A new book has been written, explaining the Coronavirus, especially for children.  

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

 

Websites that can help give some structure to home learning when children need a boost.

Multilingual Resources For Families

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