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Our schools are minimising the number of visitors they receive, as well as the amount of time visitors spend on the school premises, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This will help to minimise group mixing and make it easier to maintain social distancing in school.

We expect all visitors to: 1. only visit the school premises if absolutely necessary. Please phone instead, request a call or request an online meeting if possible. 2. not enter the premises if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus. 3. clean your hands with alcohol gel (provided) when you enter and leave the building. 4. follow the same procedures as those in place for staff, ie social distancing (2m), avoid touching surfaces and do not enter areas of the school without the permission of staff.

Thank you for your support in keeping our pupils, staff and families safe.

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Home Learning

 

At the moment, you will be reading lots of information about ways in which you can help your child to learn at home. The most important way of helping your child at the moment, is to ensure that they are loved, safe and happy.  We are all feeling the pressure at the moment, so please just take it a day at a time, and do what you can. 

 

Please do not feel the pressure to 'teach' your child but many of you have asked about ways in which you can keep your child's learning 'ticking over.' 

 

As you are aware, you will find ideas on our class Twitter page, and also listed here, on our class webpage. 

 

If it all seems a little overwhelming, the list below provides an 'overview' of the things that your child could be doing at home. 

 

1. Choose an activity from the home learning guide (all areas of the curriculum - see document listed below). 

 

2. Use the Talk for Writing ideas from 'The Magical Teaching Box'. Excellent for talking, writing and practising grammar skills. 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf This is a really good resource.

 

3. Weekly spellings - new rule each week (see document listed below). 

 

4. SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) website -  kidsclassroomsecret.co.uk (using your own log in details that were sent home). 

 

5. Bug Club - reading, comprehension and SPaG activities. I have enjoyed marking these! :-)  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

6. My Maths - new tasks uploaded for Summer Term. I have enjoyed marking these too! :-) https://login.mymaths.co.uk/login

 

7. Times Tables Rock Stars (using your own log in details that were sent home). https://play.ttrockstars.com/

 

8. Complete a page of 'My 2019 Covid-19 Time Capsule' (see document below).

 

9. Play, play, play and have fun! 

 

If you have any particular requests or are unsure about any of the learning, please do contact me via Twitter or e-mail and I will be more than happy to help you. 

 

Miss Williams laugh

Welcome to Seal Class!

 

Seal Class is a Year 2 class that is full of fun and learning! We love learning and finding out new things. Keep an eye on our page to see what exciting learning we have been doing in Seal Class!

 

We are lucky enough to have some shared outdoor space that is dedicated to Year 2 outdoor learning which we use for all curriculum areas and enjoy making the most of our surroundings. It also gives us plenty of first hand, hands on experiences.

 

Please follow us on Twitter using the handle @WideySeal

Talking to children about illness

My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule

This is a really lovely resource. Complete this time capsule with your child so that they have something to look back on in years to come.  A page a day, or a page a week. heart

Here are some new spellings for this week. Words ending 'ey'

New spellings - 14th April. 'o' spelt 'a' after w and qu.

Spelling activity answers from 14th April (Investigation table)

Spellings - 20th April 'or' spelt 'ar' after w

27th April Spellings - 'er' spelt 'or' after w.

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words. Can you child read and spell these words?

Writing opportunities - this is a great resource and gets your child talking in preperation for writing.

A child friendly way to talk about Corona Virus

A great growth mindset story linking with our current situation and children's anxieties

Useful apps and websites

Home learning activities and ideas

White Rose Maths challenges

Outdoor learning ideas

Easter craft ideas

Remember to follow us on Twitter to find out what we are up to!

 

We update this regularly with lots of exciting learning.

 

@WideySeal

 

 

Who's who

Middle School Phase Leader - Mrs Thomas

Year 2 Year Leader - Miss Williams

Seal Class Teacher - Miss Williams

Seal Class HLTA - Mrs Stockwell

 

 

 

 

 

This half term our topic is 'Wriggle and Crawl'.

 

We will be looking at minibeasts that we are lucky enough to be able to find lots of in our school grounds. We will also be hatching some minibeasts of our very own! We can't wait to share more with you!

 

Please click on the knowledge organiser link to see what we will be learning within our topic.

 

There is also a list of important dates on our welcome letter.

Reminders

 

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Reading books should be in school every day

 

Homework books go home on Thursdays and should be in on Mondays

 

Spelling books in book bags every day - quizzes are on Tuesdays

 

Practise number bonds (to 10, 20 and 100)

 

Read at least three times per week (or every night would be even better!)

 

Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words

Common Exception words

 

We are continuing to focus on learning to read and spell all of the Year 1 and 2 common exception words by the end of the school year. We practise these regularly at school, find ways to remember these spellings and practise using them within our reading and writing. 

At the end of each half term, we send home the next 10 Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words that each child needs to learn to read and write. These are practised at school but here are some ways you can practise these at home too!

 

Useful games and websites:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

Documents:

 

 

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