Year 2 Learning from Home

Special birthday wishes to Summer, Bella, Alex L, Lily and Charlie C who are all celebrating their 7th birthdays during the summer months!  I hope you have a special day!

July - Summer (12th), Bella (23rd), Alex L (31st)

August - Lily (28th), Charlie C (31st)

'When Lockdown ends...'

Acts of kindness from Year 2

29/06/20

Hi Year 2,

It was just lovely to see most of you on Friday.  Thank you very much for all the kind gifts and cards.  Mrs Baird and I were blown away by your generosity. 

We have enjoyed sharing your learning journey with you in school up until March.  You should be so proud of yourself for all your hard work this year, both in school and during your time of learning from home.  I feel gutted that our time was cut short as we had so much fun in class everyday.  You are all very special!  I have been speaking to Miss Jack about how kind, caring, helpful and hard working you are and she can't wait to continue your learning journey with you in September.  I will be in the classroom next door to you when you return to school in September.  Remember that I will always be there to talk to you and help you.

There is information on the home page of the school website about returning to school on Tuesday 1st September 2020.  Please read carefully through the information as it contains details about start times in the morning and other changes to the school day.

All that's left to say is...I hope you have a safe and peaceful summer holiday and I look forward to seeing your smiling faces in September when you come back to school as big Year 3s.

Love and best wishes,

Miss Foster and Mrs Baird x

Happy 6th birthday to Scarlett and Millie!

Year 2 acts of kindness

22/06/20

Hello Year 2,

This is it - the last week of homework before the end of the school year.  A big well done for all your hard work this term.

Thank you for sending in your acts of kindness photographs last week.  Feel free to send me photographs if you haven't done so already.  If you have already sent me your acts of kindness, remember that you can continue to complete acts of kindness at home.

This week's challenge is to write about the things you are looking forward to when Lockdown ends.  Please send me your 'When Lockdown ends' writing to afoster789@c2kni.net

I have attached optional extra activities such as wordsearches, step-by-step drawing and a phonics game.

Remember this Friday 26th June 2020 is an important day to come to school to collect work and items.  Please bring back your reading books.  You don't need to bring in your homework.  Have a look at the Edwards PS home page on the website to find out your allocated time to come to the school.  I look forward to seeing you then.

Love from,

Miss Foster x 

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 When Lockdown ends template 1.pdfDownload
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 When Lockdown ends.docxDownload
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 Doubling problem solving.pdfDownload
 Halving problem solving.pdfDownload
 Sharing problem solving.pdfDownload
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 Adjectives.docxDownload
 Den challenge and books by Shirley Hughes.docxDownload
 ouch game.pdfDownload
 ow sound.docxDownload
 Read and colour.pdfDownload
 Step by step drawing.docxDownload
 Thank you card writing.docxDownload
 Wordsearch 1.pdfDownload
 Wordsearch 2.pdfDownload
 Wordsearch 3.pdfDownload
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Play 'Mental Maths Train' - focus on addition and subtraction to 20, or up to 100 if you wish to challenge yourself:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

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Great news! Year 2 achieved 3rd place out of all classes at Edwards for Sports Day practice. Well done to everyone who took part and earned points. A special mention to Sophie who earned 3,365 of the total class points.

15/06/20

Hi Year 2,

You're nearly there! This is the last full week of homework as you get closer to the summer holidays.  I hope everything went well last week.  Thank you for sending in lovely photographs.  There were lots of fantastic and unusual places to read as you can see above.  I enjoyed looking through your photographs as always.

This week focuses on 'protein' and sport.  On Saturday we had the Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day and we would have had our school sports day last week. I have attached some fun and optional sports day activities to complete below.  The challenge this week is to complete some acts of kindness.  I am sure there are lots of times when you have been kind to people around you.  Now's the time to try some ways to show kindness to others.  Try to capture your kindness and send photographs to afoster789@c2kni.net.  

Lots of love,

Miss Foster x 

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 Daily acts of kindness ideas.pdfDownload
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Watch 'The Good Samaritan' www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr1jPialBpc 

All groups - complete page 1 and 2 only.

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 The Good Samaritan story sequencing.pdfDownload
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 Banana group phonics.pdfDownload
 Colour by 3D Shapes.pdfDownload
 Design a sports day medal activity.pdfDownload
 I Spy and Add Checklist to 20.pdfDownload
 I Spy and Add.pdfDownload
 Protein Power Up.docxDownload
 Question marks activities.docxDownload
 Sports Day mindfulness colouring in.pdfDownload
 Strawberry and grape group phonics.pdfDownload
 Venn diagram sorting activity.pdfDownload
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08/06/20

Hello Year 2,

Wow! What a busy and fun week you all had last week.  I received 110 photographs via email and as you can see above you were all superstars at completing the activities.  Well done everyone and thank you for sending me the fantastic photographs!

This week brings a new week to our topic 'Ready Steady Go' and it focuses on 'teeth'. There are lots of 'teeth' activities this week so don't worry if you can't get all of them completed.

Check out the optional Ulster Hockey mascot competition attached within the documents below.  It's worth a try!

I hope that you are still trying your best to read everyday, either with books from home or using the eBooks on the Oxford Owl website. The Renaissance website also has lots of books to explore - readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html.  The challenge this week is to send me a photograph of you 'reading in an unusual place'.  Please send your photograph to afoster789@c2kni.net

Miss Foster x

Here's my 'reading in an unusual place' photograph:

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 Olivers vegetables.docxDownload
 Phonics activity - all groups.pdfDownload
 Strawberry and grapes group phonics activity.pdfDownload
 Ulster Hockey Mascot Application Form.pdfDownload
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 Brush your teeth poster.docxDownload
 Brushing your teeth sequencing.pdfDownload
 Good sugar and bad sugar activity.docxDownload
 Teeth and eating challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Teeth labelling activity.docDownload
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Happy 6th birthday Seth!

01/06/20

Hello Year 2,

We are into the month of June already! Can you believe it? Only 4 weeks of homework left. Thank you for all your hard work so far.  You have been amazing (pupils and parents)!  I hope you have been spending time outdoors in the glorious sunshine.  That’s important too!  I have spent lots of time outdoors, going on walks and helping out on my dad’s farm.

I have posted up your activities for this week.  This is the second week of our topic ‘Ready Steady Go’.  This week is all about fruit and vegetables.  They are very important to keep us active and healthy.

This week’s challenge is to create a WANTED poster for Evil Pea, based on the Supertato stories.  Please send your WANTED poster to afoster789@c2kni.net.  There are other fun Supertato activities detailed in the Word document below if you would like to send me any of those too.

Lots of love,

Miss Foster x

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 Wanted poster Supertato.pdfDownload
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Comprehension - banana group page 1-3, grape group page 4-6, strawberry group page 7-9

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 All about vegetables comprehension.pdfDownload
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 Addition-and-Subtraction-Word-Problems.pdfDownload
 Additional addition and subtraction word problems.docxDownload
 Banana and grapes group phonics.pdfDownload
 Favourite vegetables tally chart.pdfDownload
 Sorting in a Carroll diagram.docxDownload
 Strawberry group phonics.pdfDownload
 What am I quiz questions.docxDownload
 Where do fruits and vegetables grow powerpoint.pptxDownload
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Play ‘Fruit fall’.  Help the farmer to catch the fruit and use the pictogram to answer the questions.

http://toytheater.com/fruit-fall/

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Sing and join in with the actions to ‘Go Bananas’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfhzSNW0NmE

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Happy 6th birthday Ava-Rose!

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25/05/20

Hi Year 2,

It’s me again!  I am missing everyone lots and hope that you are all staying safe and having fun.  I am uploading your homework for another week but you will be pleased to read that today is a bank holiday.  That means you can have today off homework if you wish.

Please complete what you can.  I suggest completing one piece of writing/sound work and one piece of maths/topic work per day.  A maximum 30 minutes sitting down to focus on a piece of work.  Easier said than done!  If you don’t get everything completed, remember that there is always next week.  If you feel that you need more homework, please send me an email.

This week marks a new topic called ‘Ready Steady Go’.  I have added a topic sheet of the learning objectives for the final 6 weeks of the Summer Term.  This week is an introduction into thinking about places in our locality and ways to keep active.  There is also a labelling activity on parts of the body.  Each part of the body is very important in order to keep active.  Without one part working well, things become harder to do.

This week’s challenge is a design challenge.  I would love to see your designs – please send them to afoster789@c2kni.net.  Some parents are sending me other completed activities and that is great to see too.  Thank you!

Stay safe!

Miss Foster

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 The Enormous Turnip questions.docxDownload
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 Block graph - toys.pdfDownload
 Block graph pirates.pdfDownload
 Body parts labelling - read and write.pdfDownload
 Grapes and bananas group phrase matching.pdfDownload
 Money tuck shop.docxDownload
 Place Value.docxDownload
 Places to keep active.docxDownload
 Shape hunt - cone.docxDownload
 Strawberry group sentence matching.pdfDownload
 topic may june ready steady go.docxDownload
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Play 'Hit the Button' maths game.

Practise number bonds, halves and doubles:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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Sing and join in with the actions to 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' (also includes different body parts):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSdeIhmv6v0

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Happy 6th birthday Jenson.  Mummy has been telling me how hard you have been working this week. I think you deserve a day off from writing! Have a lovely day.

Lots of you enjoyed the music making challenge last week.  Here are videos of 2 music stars, Alex and Bella, performing with their instruments.  Nathan Carter may need new recruits for his band.

Check out Emily and Ollie's sunflowers which they have been looking after since our Year 2 assembly on Friday 13th March 2020.

Happy 6th birthday Charlie Irwin!

18/05/20

Hello Year 2,

Another week begins and that means we are another week closer to things getting back to normal again.  Keep thinking that!  I am blown away by all your fantastic work so far.  Check out the slideshow to see what your friends have been getting up to.  I have attached this week's homework below.  This is the last week of our Flash Bang Boom topic. There are some optional colouring pages to complete too if you wish.  Please think about and pray for all the key workers that are out helping in our community.  Please also know that you are my superheroes for staying at home, staying safe and working hard for your grown ups.

Thank you to everyone who sent emails last week.  It is great to hear from you.  This week's challenge is a maths 'game challenge'.  Please email your challenge to afoster789@c2kni.net.  I would also like to see your Peace at Last stories so you can email them too when you are finished.

***Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day - the deadline has been extended for signing up, you have got until 6pm today, Monday 18th May 2020.  Go to healthy-kidz.com and register your interest.  It is great to see lots of you signed up and earning points already. Remember to get a 20 day streak to be in with a chance of winning prizes.  For more information go to the 'Learning from Home' tab under 'Learning from Home Activities' or email afoster789@c2kni.net.  Follow 'Healthy Kidz' on Facebook for training tips.

Lots of love,

Miss Foster x

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 Peace at Last story writing guidance.docxDownload
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 Maths - Time revision.docxDownload
 Phase 2 set 4 matching words.pdfDownload
 phonics oi sound activity.docxDownload
 Shape hunt - cylinder.docxDownload
 Sorting activity - how are instruments played.pdfDownload
 Sound experiment ideas and links.docxDownload
 Sound experiment with rice.pdfDownload
 Thank you key workers colouring in.pdfDownload
 You are my superhero colouring in.pdfDownload
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Play 'Coconut Odd or Even' number game:

www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

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Join in with the words and actions to the song
'A Pirate You Shall Be' song:
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13/05/20

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 Roll and Colour.pdfDownload
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11/05/20

Hello Year 2,

I hope you enjoyed a day off from homework last Friday.  Please see your activities below for this week's homework.  Today marks a new week of our topic 'Flash Bang Boom' and this week the focus is on sound.  As always, you need to revise your spellings and tables every day, complete your Friday test and try to do some reading every day. 
Thank you to the parents who emailed me with your Boggle word challenge last week.  Well done to all the pupils who got placed and received certificates for the number of words they made.  You know who you are!  But a special mention must go to Seth who smashed the record and made 113 words using 12 letters.  Congratulations on your 1st place award!  I just love to see your work and photographs each week, it means a lot.  Check out the slideshow of photographs from last week.  You were all amazing!  If you didn't email last week, please try to send a quick email this week.

This week there is a musical instrument making challenge.  You can use the ideas provided below or you can research your own ideas.  Please send your challenge to afoster789@c2kni.net.

Lots of love,

Miss Foster x

REMEMBER - register on healthy-kidz.com for the Healthy Kidz Virtual Sports Day by 6pm today.  You will receive your login details via email (inbox or junk mail).  Get started practising and earning points for Edwards PS. Join pupils Lily (Y7), Lauren (Y6), Adam (Y1), Masyn (Y2), Katherine (Y5) and Bella (Y2) on the Edwards leaderboard.  More information can be found in the 'Learning from Home' tab under 'Learning from Home Activities' or email afoster789@c2kni.net.

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Usually at this time of year, Year2 would complete a mini word test.  I have attached the first 100 and next 200 key words if you wish to check up on key word knowledge.  There is a game board below to practice key words.  You can edit and change the words on the board, and there is a blank board to add any unknown words which need more practice.

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 First 100 High Frequency words.pdfDownload
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 Next 200 high frequency words.pdfDownload
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 Adding 10 sweet shop.pptDownload
 Addition booklet.pdfDownload
 I Spy Scavenger Hunt.pdfDownload
 Nature walk and journal.docxDownload
 phonics ea ee sorting activity.docxDownload
 Sentence unjumble.docxDownload
 Shape hunt - cuboid.docxDownload
 Topic sound activity.docxDownload
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Play 'Big Letter Bunnies' capital letter game:

www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/rabbits/index.html

 

Count and join in with the actions to the

'Count to 100 by 1s new version' song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTeUqWGCKjA

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It is the month of May and we have a birthday.

Happy 6th birthday for today Sebastian! 

04/05/20

Hi Year 2,

I hope you and your families are still staying safe during lockdown.  Well done to everybody who completed activities last week and a special thank you to mummys and/or daddys who are helping with homework.  Please try to remember that you are doing your best and that's all I can ask for.  Thank you!  This Friday 8th May 2020 is a bank holiday so you can take a day off from homework if you wish.

Please see your activities below for this week.  Try to get some reading completed everyday - I can't stress enough the importance of reading little and often. This is week 2 of our Flash Bang Boom topic and the focus is on sources of light.

Thank you to anyone that sent me their Lockdown writing challenge last week.  You will see your writing displayed below (scroll down).  This week there is a Boggle word challenge.  Please send your Boggle challenge to afoster789@c2kni.net.  I will count up how many words you can make using the letters provided in the document.  There may even be certificates for 1st place through to 5th place.  Good luck!

As always, email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Love from Miss Foster x 

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 5 finger prayer.docxDownload
 Addition to 20 word problems.pdfDownload
 Natural and man-made light source sorting activity.pdfDownload
 Number patterns.docDownload
 Number patterns.pdfDownload
 Rhyme activty booklet.pdfDownload
 Shape hunt - cube.docxDownload
 Sources of Light.docxDownload
 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.docxDownload
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Play 'The Dinosaur's Eggs' key word game:

www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/dinosaurEggsHF/index.html

Count and join in with the actions to the

'Count to 100 by 1s' song.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc

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Winners of the Life in Lockdown 2020

writing challenge

Year 2 have been learning at home. I am so proud of you all.

REMINDER

Don't forget to email your Life in Lockdown writing challenge this week if you haven't done so yet.  I have been sent some fantastic writing so far and I loved reading all about what you have been getting up to.

afoster789@c2kni.net (email address is lowercase letters and no spaces)

Happy 6th birthday to

Harry, Samuel, Sam and Katie!

Your birthdays were in April.

27/04/20

Dear Year 2,

Another week of lockdown is over and a new week begins.  I hope everyone is keeping safe and well.  I have added this week's activities below.  Please note that I added a parent page which includes learning objectives usually covered during this term's topic Flash Bang Boom. This week marks the beginning of our new topic.  There is a shadow challenge (information included below). Please also note the phonics game and shape song to learn this week (scroll down to find).

* I hope everyone completed their Friday test and got a good score

   (7 or 8 is good, 9 or 10 is excellent).

 ** I hope you have been able to access reading via Oxford Owl - please email

me if are having trouble accessing suitable books.

***Don't forget to complete all the pages in your handwriting book and

maths books.

Last week's Star Bakers received certificates for their efforts.  This week I would love it if you could write about your Life in Lockdown 2020.  Please email your Life in Lockdown 2020 writing to afoster789@c2kni.net and I will send out more certificates for the best efforts this week. I can't wait to read your work!  See guidance and template below.

Missing everyone lots,

Miss Foster

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 April May Topic - Flash Bang Boom.docxDownload
 I am amazing activity.pdfDownload
 Odd and even numbers.docxDownload
 Ordering numbers.docxDownload
 Shadow challenge.docxDownload
 Shape hunt.docxDownload
 Spring flower art.docxDownload
 The Cat in the Hat.docxDownload
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Play the Poop Deck Pirates phonics game:

www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/poopDeck/index.html

Revisit 2D shape names and learn the Shape Song.

Try to make the shapes with your hands as you sing.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0

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Congratulations to this weeks Star Bakers in the Year 2 Bake Off challenge.  Winners have been notified by email and certificates sent.  Thank you to everyone who entered this week's challenge.

Below are the winning bakes. Don't they look delicious!

22/04/2020

Now that home learning has commenced online here is my contact c2k email address afoster789@c2kni.net

In the unprecedented circumstances we face, unfortunately we will not be able to mark all set work and give pupil feedback that normally occurs in the life a classroom. Only work requested by the teacher will be required to be forwarded via the teacher school e-mail address. If you do not wish or it does not suit you to send work, there is no obligation to do so.

Please email your Bake Off challenge recipe or finished product.

I can't wait to see what you got up to. 

Dear Year 2,

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break.  I sure did and I ate too much chocolate.  I hope the Easter bunny came to you.

This week begins the start of the Summer term.  Not how we expected it to be, but we just have to do the best that we can under these circumstances.  I have attached some documents and practical activities below.  Please feel free to download and complete at home.  I am aware that you may not have access to a printer.  Please use your phonics book to practice spellings and tables each day and you could also complete the literacy activities in this book. Talk about the answers with a grown up.  You can complete all the pages in your handwriting book and maths books if you haven't done so already.

  • Remember to practice your Spellings and Tables each day.
  • Friday Test - complete in your Spellings and Tables book.
  • Reading everyday (Oxford Owl website or key word practice).
  • 1 written activity per day.
  • Practical indoor/outdoor activities or games.
  • Computer games (phonics play, topmarks or ictgames websites).

If you have any issues or questions please contact me on:

afoster789@c2kni.net

Miss Foster x

Week beginning 20th April 2020

Spellings and Tables for Summer term 2020

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 Saving Easter story.pptDownload
 Story writing guidance.docxDownload
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 1 more and 1 less.docxDownload
 100 square.pdfDownload
 Animal babies.docDownload
 Capital letters and full stops.docDownload
 extra optional challenge o'clock and half past.pdfDownload
 Make a clock.docxDownload
 o'clock and half past activity.pdfDownload
 phonics at and ee sounds.docxDownload
 The Year 2 Bake Off challenge.docxDownload
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Phonics activity - play Buried Treasure:

new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/buried-treasure

Bananas group choose phase 2 or 3, Grapes group choose phase 3, Strawberry group choose phase 3 or 4.

Reading books - if you haven't done so already, please check out the Oxford Owl website to access a range of levelled books to read on your computer or tablet.  Follow the instructions below.

Year 2 Learning from Home

 

Dear Year 2,

I hope you and your family are keeping safe at home and spending a little time each week day to complete pages from the home learning pack.  I have no doubt that you have been having fun spending time with your family too.  Thank you for all your hard work so far, and thank you parents for adjusting to this new routine.

Going by the school diary, the Easter holiday takes place from Thursday 9th April to Friday 17th April 2020.  This is a time to take a break from home schooling.  Everyone in the house deserves this well earned rest, so you are allowed to put away your home learning packs.  If there are still activities left to complete, these can be completed after Easter.

From Monday 20th April 2020, home schooling support will be available on this page.  I will keep up-to-date with you every Monday and Wednesday by posting notes and uploading activities.  New activities will appear at the top of this page.

A special congratulations to Ollie on the birth of your baby sister Indie.  You will be a wonderful big brother.  There's no better time to look after her and spoil her.

 

Enjoy your Easter break everyone.

Love from,

Miss Foster and Mrs Baird x

Maybe you could boil some eggs and draw funny faces like these guys below...

If pupils are feeling anxious or worried about things, the poem below may help them to understand what is happening right now.

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Watch the Easter story - www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

Check out the range of twinkl Easter activities on their website. There are 2 eBooks called 'Saving Easter' and 'Brenda's Boring Egg'.

Below are some activities that I thought were most appropriate for Year 2.  Happy Easter!

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