Welcome to the Swallows
In light of the school closure, commencing on Monday 23rd March, we have set some work for the children to complete:
Purple Mash - https://www.purplemash.com/sch/livingstone (children's purple mash logins have been sent home, and can also be found in your child's reading record)
MyMaths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk
For further support for English, Maths, Science and Humanities, can be found on BBC Bitesize here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
Daily learning activities
To gain a free Twinkl login, so you are able to use the link above, go to:
White Rose, the Maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly.It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.
Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Another webpage providing free Maths lessons can be accessed here: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/
The above link has some lovely you tube clips for Maths learning.
Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books. His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!
The following link:
https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books.All for free!
Supermovers have numerous videos that will get your children active. The videos link to the curriculum so will keep the children active whilst still learning. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Childline Tool Box has a calm zone where you can access activities, breathing exercises, yoga, games and videos on ways to cope and expressing emotion https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/?fbclid=IwAR2UDQqDr54URa1T6_pXFAJTxI3PpVt6dkR1dDHiyN4IrWpuocfTuRpUPQ8
Go Noodle have both an ‘At home’ and ‘For families’ option where you can access free movement and mindfulness videos https://www.gonoodle.com/
Packs of work will also be sent home with your child.
The Fire Service usually come in to visit Y2. However, with the lockdown, they are unable to do this, so they thought they would bring their visit to you!
What We Do In the Swallows
In the Swallows, the children are involved in a range of different learning experiences. Often the class topic is linked with our English focus. During many of the lessons, the children are practicing reading and writing. Please work with your children at home to practice their reading and writing.
In English we are reading Traditional Stories. We have read Jack and the Beanstalk and are currently reading Rumpelstiltskin. We will explore the features of Traditional tales and we will use the structure of Jack and the Beanstalk to write some of our own stories by changing the object that grows. We will write the opening for our stories and think about the importance of describing the characters and the settings. We will also use different scenes to help us tell stories.
During this term we are going to explore fractions, focusing on halves, quarters and thirds. We will investigate the relationships between different fractions, and we will calculate fractions of a number. We will also explore money, by understanding the worth of each coin and note, and what coins and notes we can use to make different amounts. We will end this half term by focusing on shapes, exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.Enter text...
Topic - Castles
For our topic we we were learning about Castles. We will explore the history of castles and what the first type of castles looked like. We will think about the different people who would live in the castle grounds and we will have a medieval day ourselves to experience this. There will be a range of different people from the castle, lots of princesses and some great servants who cleaned up after the princesses.
Next term the children will be involved in the My Neck of the Woods topic. We will go out into the surrounding environment and look at what it offers. We will go on a trip down Stanley Street and look at the different amenities.
A PE kit (named plimsolls or trainers, blue Livingstone Primary T-shirt, navy blue or black shorts, jogging bottoms and sweatshirt (during winter months, in named bag) must be in school every day and kept on children’s pegs. It is recommended that kits are taken home for washing every half term.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and will be due in on the following Friday. It will follow up work covered in class. Spellings are linked to our Letters and Sounds Phonics Scheme and will be given out on Tuesdays