Monday 20th July 2020
2W Class Update
To my fabulous class!
The school, year was cut short
And I didn't get chance to say
Thank you for being a fabulous class
I wish we'd had more time to play!
You have done a brilliant job
Staying at home for so long
It's not easy but you have been so brave
You have kept people safe and strong.
I'll make a special visit
To your new class when we return
We will all be together again
To play and share and learn.
Enjoy the summer with your family
And next year we'll start anew
For now just know that I miss you all
And I am so proud of you
I hope you all have an amazing summer and Mrs Hamilton and I will come and wave to you in September.
Below, you will find a fantastic bank of resources that you can access to continue with your school work at home. I recommend the Oak National academy website for great lessons which you can join in with.
Basildon library opened on Monday 6th July and Laindon library is due to open on 13th July.
The Oak National Academy
The Oak National Academy is a new, online classroom and resource hub. They provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for a range of subjects.
English ~ Phonics/ Reading
In school we follow a phonics programme called ‘Read, Write Inc.’ ‘Read, Write, Inc’ are uploading daily phonics lessons onto their YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
Phonics Play allows children to practice their phonic through a game. Phonics Play have provided free subscription during this time. Log in details can be found on their page- https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Oxford Owl has free e-book access during this time to allow your children to implement the phonetic skills they have learnt. We would recommend daily reading with your child. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Vooks is a website/app where children can access books that are read aloud. They are offering one month free through their website. https://www.vooks.com/
Alongside the children’s phonics work, we would highly recommend the children completing reading comprehensions. Many of these can be accessed on Twinkl by searching ‘Year 2 Reading Comprehension’.
https://www.twinkl.com/offer (Password: CVDTWINKLHELPS)
Also if you search SATS parent guide on twinkl, there is a downloadable PDF on what your child should know by the end of year two. Although SATS is not going ahead this year, it will significantly benefit your child revising what they need to know for when they enter KS2.
We would also like to draw your attending to the Year 2 common exception words and high frequency words on Twinkl.
Again, the expectation is that children can read and spell these words by the end of year two.
Twinkl also has a plethora of phonics and story activities for you to access.
Literacy Shed has some fantastic activities packs based on short clips. Children should be familiar with this website and the activity packs cover a wide range of skills. https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/key-stage-1-activity-packs
To support our teaching of Maths, we follow a programme called ‘The White Rose.’ They upload daily maths sessions which is led by video and also has an activity sheet available.
Snap Maths http://www.snappymaths.com/ and Twinkl also provide a range of number and number sentence worksheets, which may be of help.
Children may also access TT Rockstars (Log ins were sent home but if needed, please telephone the school office who will be happy to re-provide for you.) https://ttrockstars.com/ to develop their multiplication knowledge.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Hit the button game is also a much loved game in year two.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 Daily 10 is also a game children favour. It focuses on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and allows the children to set a time in order to complete ten questions. The children love this game as it can become very competitive!
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/ also provide a range of mental maths games suitable for year one children.
Other Curriculum Areas
Purple Mash- https://www.purplemash.com/login/
Log ins for Purple Mash were sent home in your child's report. If you can not locate this, call the office as they have a copy of children's logins.
J2E https://www.j2e.com/ J2E is a website full of different activities that covers a wide range of curriculum subjects. Again, your child's log in was sent home with their report. If you can not locate this, call the office. I have also uploaded a task for English and Maths on J2Homework. It will show me when your child has completed this. I will then award them with a point on J2Stars, this will hopefully motivate your child to complete some work at home.
BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary As of Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will be uplaoding daily online lessons for all ages. In the meantime they have a lot of games/videos and information on all subject areas.
English with David Walliams-
Maths with Carol Vorderman-
PE with Joe Wickes- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Music with Mylene Klass- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ