Welcome to Swifts class
Your new class for Year 3 will be...
Your new teacher will be Mrs Bavington and your new TA will be Mrs Bunker.
You can meet your new teacher and TA on Monday 13th July at 12pm on Zoom.
You will be sent details of the Zoom meeting if you have completed and returned the consent form which can be found on the school's home page.
Mrs Isley and Mrs Davis are missing you all and we hope that you are safe and well.
We are both really enjoying looking at all your online learning and reading your blog posts and emails. I am so pleased that we are all able to keep in touch this way. Please continue to complete the home learning activities, including the packs we sent home and also online.
Please keep up the superb effort that you have already shown us, stay safe and please keep in touch.
In light of the school closure, commencing Monday 23rd March, we have set some work for the children to complete:
Work will be set on the two websites below daily and your child will have a week to complete each piece. The work will be a mixture of English, Maths, Science, Topic and Computing.
Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/livingstone
(Children's purple mash logins have been sent home, and can also be found in your child's reading record.)
MyMaths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk
Packs of work have also also be sent home with your child, please complete these too. New packs will be available from the school every two weeks - please contact the school office.
Please look at Oak National Academy, the online classroom. Lessons have been set up especially for Year 2, and include English, Maths and Foundation subjects. These will be updated regularly with new lessons. It can be found here: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/
BBC Bitesize have also created daily lessons for each year group, including Year 2 for English, Maths and foundation subjects. The link to the BBC Bitesize Year 2 classroom is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1
Daily learning activities:
To gain a free Twinkl login, so you are able to use the link above, go to:
White Rose, the Maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups and it will be updated regularly. Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Another web page providing free Maths lessons can be accessed here: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then he is putting them on his website daily. Go to https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books. His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!
The following link: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books. All for free!
Please also remember to stay fit and active. The following links below will help you:
Supermovers have numerous videos that will get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum so will keep the children active whilst still learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Childline Tool Box has a calm zone where you can access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope and expressing emotion https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/?fbclid=IwAR2UDQqDr54URa1T6_pXFAJTxI3PpVt6dkR1dDHiyN4IrWpuocfTuRpUPQ8
Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/
Joe Wicks is also providing PE lessons daily at 9am on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Our Italian teacher is also providing some work for you. Please use the link below to gain access:
The Fire Service usually visit Year 2 in the summer term. However, with the closure, they are unable to do so, so they have brought their visit to you!
Summer Term 2
In English this half term we would be learning about letters and postcards and how to write these. The children would compare and contrast the features of letters and postcards and would also find these within each type of writing.
Have you or your parents received any letters or postcards before? Why did they receive them? What is different between a letter and postcard to a story? What is special about them? See if you can find any in your house or on the internet and look at them both. Perhaps you could write on the blog on Purple Mash what you found to tell the other children in Swifts Class? Why don't you have a go at writing a letter or a postcard yourself to a friend or family member?
Please click on the pictures below to find different types of letters and postcards. There is also a word mat to help you include some key words that we use when writing letters. There is also a blank postcard template for you to write your own postcard!
During this half term, we would be focusing on time and like the previous half terms, corresponding work will be set on MyMaths for you.
To help you with time, why don't you look around your house to find any clocks - are they the same or are they different? Perhaps you could draw some clocks with the time that you wake up, have lunch, have dinner and go to bed?
Your 5 times tables will really help you understand time, so please continue practising this.
Here is a Jack Hartmann video that we have used in class to help us count in 5s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8
This YouTube video can also help you learn to tell the time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Posbu-VKxU
Towards the end of the half-term, we would be focusing on position and direction, and again, corresponding work will be set on MyMaths for you. We will be using key words such as forwards, backwards, up, down, left, right, full turn, half turn, quarter turn, three-quarter turn, clockwise and anticlockwise.
This YouTube video can help you learn and understand the meaning of these key words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOSu2DcUu5U
You can play some fun games with your parents, carers, brothers or sisters. They can shout out an action for you to do, such as Jump to the left three times, move backwards four steps, high-five someone with your left hand, full turn anti-clockwise. The picture below might give you some more ideas.
Please download the document below to help support your child using the strategies they have been taught this to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
For our topic we would be learning all about the seaside. We would be learning about some of the seasides found in the UK, such as Blackpool, and what features they might have. We would be then looking at a seaside found in Africa and compare the contrast the difference between the two. Work will be set on Purple Mash to support you.
Have you been to the seaside before? What was it like? What did you do? Was it in the UK or was it abroad? Why don't you write on our blog on Purple Mash to describe your experiences of the seaside.
In Science we would be learning all about living things and their habitats. Work will be set on Purple Mash for you to explore and learn more about animals and their habitats, and to build upon what you have learned in Year 1.
To help you with your learning, maybe you could explore in your garden to see if you can find any living things. Where did you find them? Why do you think they may live there? Take photographs of the living things you have found and upload them to our class blog on Purple Mash for Swifts Class to see and learn about the different living things we have in our gardens. We will be able to discuss why they might live in the habitat where you found them.
The videos on this BBC Bitesize webpage can help you to learn about all the different habitats we have in the world, and why the animals and plants live there and not somewhere else. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv
Homework will be given out on Fridays and will be due in on the following Friday. It will follow up work covered in class.
Spellings are linked to our Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme and will also be given out on a Friday. Please learn these words and be a super speller!
Please ensure that your child continues to read at home every evening. There are lots of prizes for children to win as rewards for those who collect the most stamps on their reading cards. A love of reading and experience of a variety of authors is particularly encouraged across the school. We will change reading books on a weekly basis.
A named PE kit must be in school every day and kept on children’s pegs. It is recommended that kits are taken home for washing every half term. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and clothing, especially as the weather can be cold and the grass may be damp.
Year 2 Curriculum Map
Please click the 'download' button below to download the file.
Thank you for your on-going support.