Dear Year 2
Thank you so much for all the emails you have sent this week to Year2@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk. I hope you have enjoyed all your learning. I have heard that some of you recognised my voice on the powerpoints. I always say to you that adults still carry on learning all the time and I had to learn how to do this so I am pleased that it worked. I am hoping to do more of this in the coming weeks.
I will continue to add the daily learning below and then at the end of the week I will archive it. This means that if you need to look at it again you will be able to find it on the website.
I know that most of you have requested your log in details for TTRockstars and I hope that you have been able to log in, name you rock star and have a go at the Gig game to start you off. If you can practise your times tables for at least 10 minutes everyday it would be fantastic. You can earn coins and then buy things for your rockstar. If you haven't got your log in details then please do email me to get them. I can also log in and see how you are getting on.
I hope you have all been able to log in to the Active Learning Site and been able to access the Power Maths too. On Monday you can come and collect your Power Maths Practice Book and an exercise book so that you can keep all your learning together.
The good news is that we will be adding Bug Club books onto the Active Learn site from next week so you will be able to do lots of reading which is great. It is so important to keep up with your reading so please do try to read aloud to someone each day.
There are lots of lessons from the Oak Academy and BBC that you can access too if you do want to try something else. Starting next week there is also 3 hours of Primary Learning on CBBC each morning. The programmes for children of your age are at 9:00 to 9:20 each day. This is the schedule for 5-7 year olds:
Monday - Maths and History
Tuesday - English
Wednesday - Science
Thursday - Maths and French
Friday - English and Wellbeing
As the morning continues from 10 o'clock onwards there will be history, geography and art lessons each day too as well as other programmes presented by celebrities so perhaps you will find something that interests you.
I hope you found the zumba PE lesson fun. I will add the link to the next one each week. So much of your learning is on a screen that it is important that you take a break and keep yourself fit too. Joe Wicks is back next week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and you can either follow him live or watch it later on.
I know that it is hard to learn at home, but all you can do is your best. Have a go at as much as you can but don't worry if there is something you don't understand. We will always visit things again in the future.
Take care and stay safe
Welcome to the Spring term in Year 2!
First of all let me say thank you very much on behalf of the Year 2 staff for the Christmas cards, gifts and vouchers that we received at the end of the Autumn term. We really appreciate them!
We nearly made it to the end of term before our bubble burst and we know how disappointed many of the children were at missing the pantomime on the last day of term. I hope that we will be able to show them the pantomime once we are back at school. I do hope that you have all been able to have a relaxing Christmas and hope that you have stayed well throughout this time.
This term Mrs Franklin is the full time class teacher and is supported by Mrs Crocker who will work with the children in the mornings and 2 afternoons and Mrs Ward who will also be working with us in the afternoons. On a Wednesday afternoon the class will be taken by Mrs Meek for the first session and by Mr Rogers for PE in the second half of the afternoon.
During these COVID times we are having to be flexible in our approach to things. On this webpage, there is a Remote Learning section. This has learning that can be done at home if the children are ill, awaiting test results or having to self-isolate. The Maths links directly to the learning we will be doing in class and we are also using the Oak Academy and BBC sites to support learning. Thank you for your continued support during these times.
Our topic for the first half term is Space and we will be looking at this from a historical perspective. The second half term also has a history basis and is about Castles. These have both proven to be very engaging topics for the children in the past.
We will continue learning and teaching using the ‘carousel’ approach familiar with the children, meaning that the children will normally complete activities which are either literacy or numeracy based in the mornings. We will continue to use the Power Maths scheme familiar with the children. The children will spend some of the time working with an adult each day and some time working independently. Topic, Science and most other subjects are usually in the afternoons but we try to use links between subjects whenever appropriate.
Some Practical Points
Year 2’s Weekly Timetable
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