thank you so much for your very kind gifts for the school. Amazing!
Mrs Scott and Mrs McIntyre
Update on Outdoor Learning at HFS
In the early morning hours, long before anyone was up, Mr Fyfe and his wife recorded the dawn chorus (yes, the birds have their own choir ) in the HFS nature area. Mr Fyfe has kindly cleared the whole area to welcome wildlife to HFS and to welcome you when you return to school. As we enter a new month, there will be changes to spot in your garden and local area. Please open the link below to watch the video clip from the RSPB about small creatures. Please let me know if you have anything to report on the class email account. Use the title 'Report for Mrs Lonergan' and your teachers will pass it to me. Remember that your parents need to be responsible for emails sent to your teachers.
Thanks! I can't wait to hear from you!
Outdoor Learning Lead
RSPB NATURE WATCH CLIP BELOW
Timetable 29.06.20 Maths sheets are on Seesaw or sent via email
Safe in Essex
Timetable 22.06.20 Maths sheets are on Seesaw or sent via email
Internet Safety Links
SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS ADDED TO SHOW THE LOVELY HOME-LEARNING TAKING PLACE...
Last updated by Mrs Scott on 12th June 2020.
Our Faith page also - Key Information >> Our Faith
Mrs Buet would like to challenge you all to make her chocolate chip cookies.
Download the recipe above, get your adult helper ready, wash your hands and away you go! Don't forget to send Mrs Scott a picture of your cookies.
📚📚📚The library have released their Summer Reading Challenge. Please follow the link below to access this wonderful reading activity!📚📚📚
Timetable 15.6.20 Maths sheets are on Seesaw or sent via email
Marshall's Aero-Mint Cheesecake - fancy a naughty treat? Marshall has kindly given us his special recipe to try.
Please refer to the pages on our school web site - Key documents>>Coronvirus
English Activities 8.6.20
Maths Activities 8.6.20
Week beginning 1st June 2020 - Nature themed week on class page - Maths and English resources below
Please log on to Oddizzi geography website: https://www.oddizzi.com/
Username: HFS Year 2
There are quizzes, facts and lots of information about all aspects of the geography curriculum!
WHITE ROSE MATHS - UPDATE
Year 2 are currently still using the FREE resources as we are are on Week 3. However, once past Week 4, the school has purchase the subscription and I shall be sending via the teacher email instead or templates on Seesaw. If you want them sent via email, please communicate with me via Seesaw or on the teacher email.
Check your SPAM and JUNK in case they get lost in here!
If no email is received, please let me know via Seesaw your email address.
WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PLACE THEM ON OUR SCHOOL WE PAGE AS IT IS A PAID-FOR SUBSCRIBE-ONLY RESOURCE.
Week beginning 25.05.20 - HALF TERM - Optional Challenge Grid to keep you busy and having family fun
Week 7 - Week beginning 18th May 2020
A family-themed week has been planned for you to choose from a range of activities that float your boat.
Refer to the folder on this section called 'Whole School Art'
Children>>Class Pages>>Whole School Art
IF YOU CAN:
Please continue with Maths White Rose (Summer Term Wk 2: w/c 27th April still accessible via the Home-Learning page)
English Oak Academy work (Week 3) if you can.
Spellings Shed online or using the spellings and practising on paper.
TTRS online or practising times tables of 2s, 5s, 10s.
Complete at least one reading book by the end of the week on Myon or library online book and complete quiz on Myon or AR.
I shall archive the Week 4 activities from previous weeks on Seesaw.
Please send photos on Seesaw or via teacher email of one or two things from this week's family-themed activities and I shall add them to the photo page on here.
Week 7 MATHS - wb 18.05.20 - White Rose Maths Resources
RE-Meditation Links - Sister Jude has kindly sent some meditation links for our children to practise during Lockdown. These links will be added to our faith page which can be accessed via: Key Information>>Our Faith
FYI - Don't forget your Essex Libraries- available Online.
Free access to online resources like Encyclopedia Britannica (including kids edition).
If you don't have a library card you can join your local library free online.
Click on the link for more information:
Week 6 - wb 11.05.20 - plans and activities also on Seesaw
Week beginning - 04.05.20
A family-themed week has been planned for you to choose from a range of activities that float your boat.
Refer to the folder on this section called 'VE Activities'
Children>>Class Pages>>VE Activities
wb 04.05.20 - Week 5 timetable overview - Family Themed Week
Garden/Walking Challenge - while remembering the rules of SOCIAL DISTANCING...
With so many families taking walks Mrs Willsher found this website that families may be interested in using to help give children a focus when walking to keep them occupied.
Perhaps you could make a pressed flower bookmark of things you find on your journey.
We'd love to see photos of you out and about with signs of Spring - how about some bluebell family selfies...or maybe your garden has a blossom tree...anywhere beautiful that you would like to share with me via my new teacher email (I haven't worked out how to download photos from Seesaw!).
I WILL THEN ADD ONTO OUR CLASS WEB PAGE TO BEGIN SHARING OUR HOME-SCHOOLING THINGS-TO-REMEMBER PHOTOS
Week 4 - Week beginning 27th April 2020
Check Seesaw daily - new Maths sheet to complete on Seesaw - links to the video link from White Rose Hub.
Also - Oak Academy video to watch and work through English sessions.
Week 4 - 27.04.20 - Timetable, Resources for Week 4
Week 3 - Week beginning 20th April 2020
Check Seesaw daily - new Maths sheet to complete on Seesaw will be available after 7am each day - links to the video link from White Rose Hub.
Week 3 - 20.04.20 - Timetable, Maths and English Resources
Outdoor Learning Letter from Mrs Lonergan - links within
Week 2 - Week beginning 30.03.20 - Art, reading and writing challenge - also on Seesaw
Week beginning: Monday 30th March 2020
You should be aiming to practice these spellings daily. Some of these are spellings that should have been learned in Year 1 and by the end of Year 2.
Spellings is an area of weakness in our class so this is an essential thing to do daily for 5-10 minutes at least.
I have spent time setting the spellings up so that they will change each Monday to a new set of spellings.
IF THERE IS ONE THING YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE LEARNING BY THE END OF THIS UNUSUAL TIME, IS THEIR SPELLINGS IN PREPARATION FOR YEAR 3 – I SENT HOME THE SPELLINGS ASSESSMENT SHEET AND IF YOU HAVEN’T EVEN LOOKED AT IT, I SUGGEST YOU BEGIN WITH THIS AS PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE ON TOP OF THE SPELLING SHED SPELLINGS. I can see who has been doing this daily and am keeping a record for our return to school.
Year 1 Spellings
The split digraph a_e
Year 2 Spellings
The sound /u/ spelled ‘o’
PLEASE READ Final Newsletter to Parents - 20.03.20
Newsletter_Spellings assessment for end of Year 2
Coronavirus Plans to Support Work at Home IF REQUIRED:
In case the school closes due to advice from the Government, we have set up some work plans to support your child during this period at home. Please do your best to complete what you can and support your child at home in a way that suits you and your child's needs.
The most important things to continue daily are:
* Reading: Hearing your child read and discuss texts read - re-read books from home, read cookery books, instructions to games, magazines, etc if your school books are completed. If your child finishes their school book, they can write a Book Review or they can do a quiz using AR if the book has a quiz. Click on the document below to support you finding the book quiz if it a book from home.
* Times Tables: Learning their times tables by heart and then practising theses on the TTRS website. Their logins are in their Reading Record Books.
* Spellings: Spelling Shed will have the spellings to be practising in your class set up each week. You can test your child's spellings in sentences at the end of a week to see what they have remembered. This is a good time to practise joined neat handwriting presentation while they learn the new spellings also. Play as many games as possible online using their logins.
Dear all. In these troubling times our faith becomes all the more important to us. On our 'Our Faith' page I have added many resources for RE that include prayers, Easter Stories, Learning resources and much more that you can share/do with your child. These resources are updated weekly. Please click on the link below, which will take you directly to Our Faith page.
Twinkl Booklet Year 2 - click on link below to access Twinkl
Hamilton-Trust English Resources wb 23.03.20
Quiz for Reading Books - AR support for parents
Hamilton Trust - Maths Year 2 wb 23.03.20
NUMBOTS is a new game we can access using the TTRS logins in the front of your Reading Record books.
How The Game Works: There are two play modes in NumBots that serve different purposes.
1. Story Mode for Understanding: In Story Mode, the emphasis is on mathematical concepts and is underpinned by a mastery approach to teaching. Unlocking Levels Story Mode is set out as a series of Stages (Rust, Tin, Iron, etc) containing levels, a bit like Angry Birds. Rust is the first Stage and level 1 is unlocked, so this is the place everyone starts. To unlock the next level, players need to earn two stars by showing sufficient proficiency. The levels in Story Mode follow a natural mathematical progression and move the pupil through the game automatically.
Get In The Habit: Aim for pupils to play in Story Mode for 3 minutes four to five times a week, to get the best out of NumBots. Little and often is key (spaced practice is more effective than blocked practice).
2. Challenge Mode for Recall: In Challenge Mode, the emphasis is on rapid responses to essential facts and simple sums, against the clock.
Unlocking Challenges: Challenge Mode is locked for new users and is unlocked once players reach a certain level on Story Mode. There are 20 Challenge levels and only the first is unlocked to begin with. To unlock the next Challenge, players must correctly answer 12 questions in a minute.
We recommend that pupils are encouraged to “help Rusty to shine” (play in Story mode) for the most part and then to “beat your own high score” (play in Challenge mode) at the end of each session or week.
Log in to the link below and read the Parent's Letter that I have attached below.
NUMBOTS Parent's Letter
Week 1 - SCIENCE - Investigation sheet
WEEK ONE - RE - Church's Story 2 pages 66-67
WEEK ONE WORK IDEAS
- Book review on a book read during the week
- Write a paragraph or two about your favourite character or part in a book and why you liked this part or character
- Handwriting practise of new spellings (refer to Spelling Shed website link above)
- Write a diary entry for one of your cuddly toys at home, just like we do for Catkin.
- Write a story like a favourite tale you have read before – can you change it slightly to make it your own or ‘magpie’ (borrow) ideas from your favourite stories and create your own.
- Write a recount of what you are doing while you are at home – if you don’t feel it is exciting enough, imagine you were going somewhere else and what would happen when you were there – you can use your imagination…
E.g. On Monday I travelled to Pluto where I met an awesome alien called Zob….
ENGLISH FOCUS: Using appropriate punctuation (. ! ? , CL, finger spaces, “” and apostrophes), writing joined neatly on a line in writing pencil, using conjunctions and connectives to make sentences interesting (e.g: and, or, but….since, however, because, so, when, if, while, as), expanded noun phrases (e.g. instead of saying ‘the boy’ we coud say ‘the little boy who was scared of the dark…’)
- TTRS practise online
- Games as above – refer to weblinks above.
- Practising multiplication and division sentences and word problems.
- Create an investigation that Fair Flo would be proud of (only change ONE THING!) to find something out…e.g. Which of your balls are the bounciest? Which of your toy cars will roll the furthest down a ramp? Which fabric is the stretchiest? Draw a picture or take a photo of your investigation and write about it under the headings (REFER TO ATTACHED DOCUMENT):
- What is my hypothesis? (what is the question you want to test? E.g. bigger balls bounce higher)
- What am I going to do (a picture of the plan could help here)
- What do I think is going to happen?
- What actually happened? (was your prediction right – why do you think it may have turned out different?)
RE: Giving Topic (Lent/Easter)
LEARNING INTENTION 1: Each day offers opportunities for good.
Read the story of Dogger-Shirley Hughes – can be found on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOYgRf5jes&safe=true
- What were the opportunities for good that could have been taken in that situation?
- What would you have said and done?
- What do you think about the characters in the story?
- Why do you think they acted as they did?
- How do you think they felt?
- What opportunities do you have to choose well?
- What helps you choose well?
Begin a Lenten Booklet- using words and pictures to describe some of the religious actions/symbols adding to it throughout the season. Begin with Ash Wednesday with ashes on the forehead and begin to give reasons why they are used. You could draw a picture and add a paragraph underneath.
LEARNING FOCUS 2: Lent is an opportunity to choose to do good.
Lent lasts for forty days. Read Church’s Story 2 pages 66-67 (REFER TO ATTACHED DOCUMENT) and talk about how Lent is the opportunity for Christians to pray, to give up things and to do good. Ask the children for their ideas. Allow time for the children to discuss and choose opportunities for doing good.
What is their Lenten promise at home during Lent:
- Are there opportunities for making sure no one is left out?
- Are there opportunities for seeing if anyone needs help?
- Are there opportunities of being more attentive at the times of prayer?
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
- What opportunities does Lent offer?
- Which opportunity for doing good will our class choose during Lent?
How will we do this?
- How might Lent help Christians to be better people?
- What good things can we do to help our wider community during Lent?
TASK: Design a poster describing some of the actions that Christians might do during Lent.
Urgent help is needed because the organisers of this year’s Commonwealth Day have gone on holiday. Commonwealth Day is an extremely important day in the British calendar. Can you save the day by learning about the Commonwealth and organising a special Commonwealth Day in school?
- What is the Commonwealth?
- Why do we have a special Commonwealth Day
- Why is it so important?
Research and find out a little bit about the Commonwealth (REFER TO WEBLINKS ABOVE).
Look at the Main Commonwealth weblink and the Young Commonwealth initiative weblink to learn about the history of the Commonwealth, its definition, recent focus and which countries currently make up the Commonwealth. Show the children the weblink covering Commonwealth Day and read about how people of the Commonwealth come together to celebrate their achievements, renew their friendships and learn from their differences.
TASK: Using what they have learned about the Commonwealth, create a poster to show this to others.
Support Advice for parents: Help children to talk about key facts about the Commonwealth and recap its meaning. How could you represent what the Commonwealth is in pictures? Would you draw children? A map of the world? Perhaps you could include flags or images of different sports? Use images from sports catalogues, magazines or drawn images. Children can also write a definition of the Commonwealth on their collage.
Preparing for ongoing weeks of home-schooling, I have posted suggested links for various support. Over the weeks, I shall try to add more gradually.
Take care of yourselves and your family and please keep yourselves and others safe and well.
We will miss you greatly.
Kind regards, Mrs Scott, Mrs McIntyre and Mrs Stanford.
February 2020 - SATs Parents Meeting Documents
Spring 2020 Overview - Where in the World and Regal Royalty
BLANK PRACTISE SPELLINGS SHEET
November 2019 - Happiness and Relaxation afternoon - film, treats and mindfulness colouring
Settling In Meeting Wednesday 25th September
Year 2 Autumn Overview 2019
SPELLING SHED year 2 spellings coverage
A Parent's Guide to Support Children at Home with APPs
Come and See Parent Letter - Autumn Term 2019
Outdoor PE (with trainers). TTRS daily.
Spellings Quizzes. TTRS daily.
Indoor PE (with plimsolls).
Return class pet in bag with diary.
PPA afternoon – Art and PE.
Class newsletter handed out with spellings on this. TTRS daily.
Class pet chooses who to spend the week with.
TTRS sheet sent home.
Results of times tables (TTRS sheet)