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Year 2

Message following school closure: 01.06.2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We hope you are all well. I am looking forward to speaking to you all over the phone in the week beginning 1st June 2020. 

Following Government guidance, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have asked schools to re-open again for some pupils in the week beginning 22nd June. This will initially be for Nursery pupils, followed by Year 1 and Year 6 in the commencing weeks. No decision has yet been announced for the other year groups. We will contact you via email/phone call when a decision is made regarding Year 2.  

Home learning tasks will therefore continue to be published on the website. When clicking on the Home Learning Star on your child’s class page, you will find a link to a weekly home learning plan. This plan has daily tasks assigned for your child to complete on the specified days. Teachers will be checking to see that pupils have completed online tasks on MyMaths, Purple Mash and SPAG.

 

The Websites Star has the websites your children will need to use in order to complete work and additional links for you to use with them at home. 

 

Don't forget to do your daily workout with Joe Wicks - as it is very important that we still exercise even though we are socially isolating - remember the whole family can join in! 

 

We are trying our best to include Summer Term topics so that your child continues to learn new information in readiness for the next academic year. 

 

English
Pupils will be set work from various sources: Oak academy, CGP books and also work linked to our seaside topic- Buckets and Spades. Please continue to listen to your child read at home, both using books and the Oxford Owl website. The new spellings and homework grids have also been uploaded ready to complete.  

 

Mathematics

We will set tasks using the CGP Reasoning and Arithmetic books as well as using Mymaths to set work involving money and measure. Where possible, we will use videos explaining calculation methods to help your child with the set task. The Knowledge Organiser will also support your child to internalise key information. It is important for your child to secure their times tables knowledge; this can be done by going onto Times table Rockstars. 

 

Science

In Science, our topic is Materials. This is a great topic to study as we are surrounded by many materials at home! Encourage your child to use scientific vocabulary: hard, soft, flexible, rigid etc.  The Knowledge Organiser will help your child become familiar with new vocabulary and help them with answering quiz questions. 

 

PE

We have included a link for #ThisIsPE where short two-minute videos are being posted that show parents free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

Each #ThisIsPE video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. The videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help children to continue their skill development in PE during this period when we are having to stay at home, to save lives.

Videos will be posted at 1pm on a MondayWednesday and Friday.  You don’t need to be in PE kit and you don’t need sports equipment. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home.

 

We understand that your child may have many questions about the current pandemic, so to support you in explaining the COVID-19 virus, we have attached 'Coronavirus A book for children' which brilliantly explains the virus in a child friendly manner. There is also a COVID-19 Time Capsule attached. Pupils are to complete a page a day. They will hopefully look back at this one day with many fond memories of precious time spent with their families.   

 

Finally, we all hope that you, and your families, stay safe, healthy and happy! 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Alli, Mrs Qureshi & all of the Year 2 team

 

Coronavirus A Book for Children

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