Well, we have reached the end of our first week apart. It has felt very strange but I have loved looking at the work you are completing at home and also seeing photos of things you are doing with your families. We have certainly been very lucky with the weather this week, fingers crossed it continues. I am really proud of how you have tackled your learning at home and I'm sure you have impressed your parents with your knowledge and skills as well.
Those of you who were in last week took home some of the plants that are growing from the seeds we sorted and planted. I took the rest home yesterday so will take photos so you can see how they are growing over the next few weeks. It would be lovely to see how yours are growing too.
Although we are not all in school this week, a lot of good learning has been happening both in our homes and at school. Well done to all children who have completed tasks set online this week. We would like to keep our weekly awards up and running and so we will now have "Virtual Shooting Star" every Friday!
In Year 2, our Virtual Shooting Star of the week is Jack for being ready for his learning every day.
I will post next week's activity grid over the weekend, for now enjoy your weekend. I'm not in school next week but I will only be at the end of the email!
Take care, looking forward to hearing from you soon
Amazing work from today!
That eagerness earns you Virtual Shooting Star!
Friday 27th March
Good morning everyone. We're on the last day of our first week apart; I'm loving the pictures and messages you are sending daily.
Yesterday's challenge answer was 31p, well done to everyone who entered. Today's challenge is attached, some code cracking for you! I've also added the points chart so far. If you didn't enter yesterday please enter today to earn some points. Remember, you will be given your pupil number when you send your first answer so you know where you are on the chart.
Some amazing work completed yesterday, keep it up!
That's all for today!
Some of you have sent your answers for today's problem; if you haven't yet emailed your answer you have got until 8am tomorrow morning when I will upload the points chart and set the next challenge.
We've enjoyed another day of sunshine here. We started with our Joe Wick's workout then did some outdoor sports with Mrs Walls. After dinner we had some home learning time before more outdoor fun.
I hope you are all well and enjoying time with your families, but I miss you all!
Check in again tomorrow,
You are sending pictures of some amazing home learning that you are keeping busy with.
Thursday 26th March
Good morning Year 2, we have another beautiful sunny day! I know some of you have been enjoying the sunshine (at a safe distance) so keep in touch and let me know what you are up to. Before coming to school every morning Lucas comes with me on a run to take Flynn out and it gives us our daily exercise outdoors.
Something a bit different now......I know you love a bit of competition so we're going to have a class competition that will build up over each week. These 2 days will be a practice run! Each morning I will put a problem/ riddle on our class page. The first person to email the correct answer will receive 5 points, the second person to email the correct answer will receive 4 points, the third person to email the correct answer will receive 3 points and everyone else who emails the correct answer will receive 2 points. You have been allocated a pupil number (1-27) at random and when you email your first answer I will tell you what your pupil number is. Sophia and Olivia, I have given you a joint number as I didn't want to cause any arguments at home! Each day I will upload our points chart so you can see who's in the lead at the moment. Currently your prize is pride! But, there will be prizes when we return to school. Let's see if this works!
I have £1 to spend in the shop. I buy a loaf of bread that costs 43p and an apple that costs 26p. How much change do I have left?
Wednesday 25th March
I hope you’re all well and ready for your tasks today. You need to access Purple Mash again for your Literacy and Maths. Hopefully it will work; we didn’t have any issues with it yesterday.
Parents; please note these are activities that the children should be able to complete independently. You will be able to complete these at a time that suits your needs, we are in very strange times and there is a lot for families to deal with at the moment.
We have been practising our joined handwriting in class. If you want to carry on practising you can use the website https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/ Your child will be able to tell you where we are up to! Also Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/# has some amazing phonics games; how long will your parents let you play the pirate music?
Keep yourselves safe
Wonderful work! Lovely to see who is keeping busy.
Signing off for today!
We have enjoyed a Zumba session today (even Mrs Hill, Mrs Egan and Mrs Holt joined in!) then lots of fun in the sunshine at a safe distance from each other.
Goodbye for today…… Hopefully you are all well and keeping yourselves busy.
We’ve had lots of fun out in the playground today; lots of sports and outdoor arts. If you’re able to, make sure you get some fresh air through the day.
It has been lovely to see photos of work you are doing at home, apologies if I have not been able to attach a copy onto the webpage but we’ve had some technological issues (you know Mrs Hill is not good with technology!)
We had a fantastic session with Kylie from PDSA. Some of us were lucky enough to practise being vets!
We have started making our moon buggies! Today we covered the boxes and bottles ready for assembling and painting tomorrow. Thank you to all the parents who sent in boxes and bottles!
'Share a story' Thank you to the parents and family members who came to our 'Share a story' session. We had a lovely time sharing some of the books from our reading area then we all listened to the next chapter of our class story 'The penguin who wanted to find out'.
Happy New Year!
It's lovely to see the children back and we've already had a good start to the term. Lots of exciting things planned to keep us busy.
We had a wonderful afternoon with Sue from Warburtons learning about healthy foods. We made our own sandwiches and had to include a range of colours!
We have had an amazing morning with Martin, an illustrator. He has taught us how to draw people as they move during a sporting activity, how to make flip animations, how to make x-ray pictures and how to draw animals and objects using familiar shapes as a starting point.
Have a look at what we are learning about in Autumn 2.
For our cross-curricular Maths day we have been using left and right in directions, writing directions for our journeys to school, locating places using co-ordinates on a map of Katie Morag's Isle of Struay and drawing our own maps of the Isle of Struay.
This week we were lucky enough to have Gemma visit our class from 'Little Zoo to You'. She showed us some amazing animals and told us about their habitat. Some of our class will be taking part in her after school club after half-term.
We celebrated Language Day on 26th September. We went to different classrooms to learn about France, Italy and Germany. With Mrs Ewens we learnt about Paris and completed some artwork in the style of Monet. With Mrs Dixon we learnt about Italy and made some delicious pizzas and with Mrs Hill we learnt about Germany and practised a German folk dance.
On Wednesday 25th September we welcomed some parents and family members to our Welcome Meeting. We had lots of fun playing Maths games and reading books together.
Autumn 1 homework based on last year's Robots topic. Spellings will be given out next week.
19.12.18 Today has been PARTY TIME in Year 2 . We played lots of games, had party food and a dance competition. We all had a brilliant time.
Congratulations to all the amazing and talented children in Year 2 for their Christmas play. It was absolutely fabulous and really enjoyed by everyone. We're sure we will see some of you on the TV in years to come!!! A massive thank you to all our wonderful parents for their support.
Elfis the Class 2 Naughty Elf has been up to no good!!! Check back to find out what he has been up to.
6.12.18 Christingle parent workshop- what a wonderful afternoon! A big thank you to all the fantastic grown ups who helped make the time so special for the whole class. We hope you enjoyed our rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
4.12.18 Today we had a very special visitor, Diane from Kandy Corner. She brought in an Elf who had been playing havoc in her shop. She asked us to keep an eye on him as he gets into all sorts of trouble! His name is Elfis!!
28.11.18 Today we had a visitor from RAFT which is a volunteer organisation in Rawtenstall that provides grocery parcels for those in need. Thanks to the generosity of all our parents we felt happy to give Caroline from Raft 24 selection boxes and 30 calendars. Well done Year 2.
19.11.18 Spellings- Miss Tattersall's group will be having a spelling test each Monday based on the common exception words for year 2. Ten words will be randomly picked to test on.
16.11.18 Today we have been discussing Children's Rights. We were thinking about children in Rossendale who might be less fortunate than us. The children thought it would be a nice idea to collect advent calendars and donate them to the food bank in Rawtenstall. Therefore if possible can you, if you can spare a pound send one into school before the end of November.
Please note for those children who I have given a letter about IDL the website has changed. To log in type into your search engine https://idlsgroup.com and then log in using the original username and password. Thank you Mrs Rothwell.
We have taken part in a Diwali workshop. We have had great fun learning a traditional Bollywood dance.
Today we remembered all the brave men and women who lost their lives in all the wars especially World War 1 with it being the centenary. The children have designed and made their own poppy fields. As we have found out that we wear a poppy at this time of year because poppies were the only flowers which grew on the battlefields. We also observed a two minute silence at 11 o'clock with the Last Post to start and finish. We were so proud of the whole class as everyone showed tremendous respect.
16.10.18 Harvest Festival Today we celebrated harvest with a special assembly. We sang songs and each class performed. Year 2 told the history of the harvest celebration.
15.10.18 Today we had the charity group called Vision in school. We all enjoyed a puppet show called Lite Nites. The children have brought leaflets home regarding free activities in Waterfoot for Halloween.
12.10.18 Thank you for sending in your amazing pumpkins. We voted as a class for the winner. Miss Tattersall and Mrs Rothwell were glad it was like this as we really couldn't have made that decision! We were blown away by the creativity and imagination of them.
The cat is as big as Hannah.
Who is looking at you?
Harry Potter at Northern.
Two in one!
11.10.18 Please can we ask that each child writes down their address and brings it into school. This is part of the fire safety talk the class had.
11.10.18 Today was be a Superhero day to think of the Hospice as well as collecting chocolate for the Autumn fair. We always have a class of Superheroes!
8.10.18 Fire service visit. Today we had fire officers in to school and talked about what to do in an emergency.
4.10.18 Please note that those children with Read Write Inc spellings do NOT need to practise the spellings sent home from Miss Tattersall.
28.9.18 Homework- Well Miss Tattersall and Mrs Rothwell were blown away by the amount and standard of homework brought into school so far this half term. We really appreciate your support in consolidating the learning we do in school. A big thank you to you all.
26.09.18 Today has been Languages Day. Year 2 looked at Portugal and the language they speak-Portuguese. We found out that Barcelos the Rooster is the national symbol of Portugal and is also the symbol for Nando's!
20.09.18 Welcome meeting. We had a lovely afternoon reading with our families.
Music week This week has been a fantastic opportunity for all the school to become immersed in music. Year 2 had fun making our own instruments at home with help from their amazing parents, family members and carers. We then used these to accompany the song that we have been learning...Jitterbug!
Monday 6th February was Safer Internet Day, a day dedicated to talking about and making sure children know how to stay safe online. In Year 2, we know lots of things we can do to make sure we are safe.
Remember to be SMART:
S Stay Safe: Never give your name, address or passwords out to anyone online. They may say they are the same age as you but they could be lying!
MMeet: Never go to meet someone you have made friends with online. If an online friend wants to see you, talk to an adult. Remember that they might not be who they say they are!
A Accepting: If someone sends you a photo, or a file, ask an adult before you open it. It could have a virus! Don’t accept it!
R Reliable: Remember that you can’t trust everyone who uses the Internet. Not everyone is kind. They aren’t reliable.
T Tell: Tell an adult if something online upsets you or makes you worried.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Many thanks for the cards and gifts that Mrs Rothwell and I have received! We hope you enjoy this holiday period with your friends and family - Merry Christmas!
Christmas Jumper Day
This year's Christmas Jumper Day, in aid of Save The Children, was a great success and put us all in the festive mood! Thank you for all your donations.
Christmas bauble workshop
Today, Year 2 had a great time painting their own ceramic baubles. It was wonderful to see the concentration and attention to detail that the children showed when decorating their very own bauble, which I'm sure will take pride of place on your Christmas tree!
A Magical Christmas Journey!
This week we were treated to wonderful performances from the children in year 1 and Year 2. Our play for this year, A Magical Christmas Journey, was a fun retelling of the Christmas story with fantastic acting and singing from all our children - well done! Many thanks to everyone for helping with costumes and learning lines with your children.