Clapham Road,
Bedford.
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to Swifts class  

Hello Swifts!

Mrs Isley and Mrs Davis are missing you all and we hope that you are safe and well.

 

We are both really enjoying looking at all your online learning and reading your blog posts and emails. I am so pleased that we are all able to keep in touch this way. Please continue to complete the home learning activities, including the packs we sent home and also online. 

 

Please keep up the superb effort that you have already shown us, stay safe and please keep in touch.

 

The website for the food chain activity is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1-CsgYxMnc&feature=youtu.be

In light of the school closure, commencing Monday 23rd March, we have set some work for the children to complete:

 

Work will be set on the two websites below  daily and your child will have a week to complete  each piece. The work will be a mixture of English, Maths, Science, Topic and Computing. 

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

Packs of work have also also be sent home with your child, please complete these too.

 

Please look at Oak National Academy, the online classroom. Lessons have been set up especially for Year 2, and include English, Maths and Foundation subjects. These will be updated regularly with new lessons. It can be found here: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/

 

BBC Bitesize have also created daily lessons for each year group, including Year 2 for English, Maths and foundation subjects. The link to the BBC Bitesize Year 2 classroom is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Daily learning activities:

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/11/7e/t-e-2549920-year-2-school-closure-pack-interactive-learning-links_ver_3.pdf?__token__=exp=1584606691~acl=%2Fresource%2F11%2F7e%2Ft-e-2549920-year-2-school-closure-pack-interactive-learning-links_ver_3.pdf%2A~hmac=35f7cb183aaa42b53d54976b7302898c02d082460688bdd7dfb314a2ed931388

To gain a free Twinkl login, so you are able to use the link above, go to: 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/sign-up

    

White Rose, the Maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups and it will be updated regularly.  Here is the link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Another web page providing free Maths lessons can be accessed here: http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then he is 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!

 

Please also remember to stay fit and active. The following links below will help you:

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/

Joe Wicks is also providing PE lessons daily at 9am on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Our Italian teacher is also providing some work for you. Please use the link below to gain access: 

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 I nomi dei colori. 'La canzone di papacia' (KARAOKE) - Italiano per bambini con ALMA Edizioni.mp4Download
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The Fire Service usually visit Year 2 in the summer term. However, with the lockdown, they are unable to do so, so they have brought their visit to you!

Summer Term

English 

In English this half term we would be learning about non-fiction texts. We have already read through some non-fiction texts together in class during story time, in guided reading and you have read some from the non-fiction bookshelf in the book corner. The children would compare the different features and find these in different texts.

 

 

Why don't you have a look in your house to see if you have any non-fiction texts at home? Read through them and see if you learn any new information. Perhaps you could email me or your friends on Purple Mash what you have learned by reading these texts. Maybe you could create a poster providing more information, or create a leaflet about the topic you have read.

 

Please click on the pictures below to learn more about non-fiction texts.

Maths

During this half-term we would be revising what we have already learned throughout this year. We would be revisiting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and corresponding tasks have been set for you on MyMaths each day.  We would like to encourage you to use the methods we have taught you in school to help you find out the answers. A sheet was sent home explaining the different strategies we have taught you. Please click 'download' on the link below to download the strategies again.

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Towards the end of the half-term, we would be focusing on measurement and statistics, and again, corresponding work will be set on MyMaths for you. 

 

Perhaps at home you could explore measurement by looking at any measuring jugs or scales you have at home to see if you could measure 100ml of water, or 200g of flour? You could follow a recipe to make a cake where your measurements have to be accurate in order for it to be made correctly. You could make your own potion using what you have at home (with permission of your parents), and write down the measurements needed to create it. You could post it to the blog on Purple Mash where others could follow your potion recipe.

 

To help you with statistics, you could create a tally chart every day to count how many cars or people pass your house, and at the end of the week you could see which day was the busiest for cars or people passing by. You could post your results on Purple Mash, and we can see who lives on the busiest or quietist street!

Topic 

       

For our topic we would be learning all about where we live. We would be learning about a man called Black Tom, who was a Highwayman and lived in your area in Bedford a long time ago. See if you can find any information about him online, or any information about Bedford that you find interesting. You could create a leaflet or a poster explaining all about Black Tom or Bedford.

Science

In Science we would be learning all about plants. Work will be set on Purple Mash for Thursdays and Fridays for you to explore and learn more about plants, and to build upon what you have already learned in Year 1. 

 

To help you with your learning, maybe you could explore the plants in your garden and see if you can learn the names of them. Take photographs of them and upload them to our class blog on Purple Mash for all to see the plants and learn about the different plants we have in our gardens.

 

You could even try growing your own plants from seeds that you may already have in your house. You could plant a seed from any apples, tomatoes or any other fruit you might eat and see if grows! Take any pictures of its progress and upload it to our class blog for everyone to see your seeds growing.

Image result for homework clipartHomework 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 also be given out on a Friday. Please learn these words and be a super speller! 
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Please ensure that your child continues to read at home every evening. There are lots of prizes for children to win as rewards for those who collect the most stamps on their reading cards. A love of reading and experience of a variety of authors is particularly encouraged across the school. We will change reading books on a weekly basis.

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A named PE kit  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. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear and clothing, especially as the weather can be cold and the grass may be damp.

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Year 2 Curriculum Map

Please click the 'download' button below to download the file. 

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Thank you for your on-going support.