This is it! The final week within either year 2 or 3. Some of you I have had the pleasure of teaching for 2 years now and you will be greatly missed. It is not how I wished the year would end I am truly disappointed that I have not been able to come in and see any of you since my shielding began on the 17th of March. I knew you were in the capable hands of Mrs Morley and the leadership of the school until school closed on that Friday. I have really missed you all and are sorry that the pandemic has spoiled the end of the academic year for our lovely class.
I have spent lots of time communicating with Miss Vernon during this time about how great you all area and where she may need to start in September.
For myself I will have my own new challenge in September, a baby boy! I will be in to see you all as soon as I possibly can and I will keep you updated through Mrs Rayner. I am so excited now, it has been a very long and hard lock down for me being pregnant with my first baby and not seeing my fantastic work colleagues and all of you amazing children at school keeping a smile on my face. My husband, Ben has been amazing and I have loved speakign to some of you on the phone. It really lifted my spirits. I will be honest I did well up speaking to a couple of you as I was so proud of how confident and happy you sounded which was lovely. It has been very strange but I know I will see you all soon, carrying on your learning with Miss Vernon as part of Year 3/4.
Don't forget to send in a photo of your learning this week to the usual address.
Have a wonderful summer, stay safe and embrace every opportunity!
Think about and record some ideas related to bullying. See the documents below and gather soem words together to influence activity 2.
Anti Bullying week song
'Everyone is looking forward to the summer holidays, and so you should. These last few months have been difficult for everyone, including the kids. Missing school, missing their friends & family and some of them even missing their birthdays……and we also know how hard it’s been for you parents and schools too. Everyone deserves a massive pat on the back….and a holiday.
Before everyone gets ready for the summer we wanted to announce something very important to us. As we have done for the last 3 years, we are delighted to once again be supporting Odd Socks Day and Anti Bullying Week later this year. As you know we are patrons of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and we are so very proud to spread the message of acceptance, understanding, respect, and that everyone is equal. Events over the last couple of months has proven that we all still have a lot of work to do, and we are all responsible for the education of the next generation….equipping and enabling them with the simple message that we are all different but the same….we are all equal and we will always do what we can to promote this message to the children of today.
We created Odd Socks Day with the Anti Bullying Alliance to allow young children to express themselves and their individuality in the most simple way.
To help children understand that everyone is different…..not everyone thinks the same, looks the same or are the same. And that’s good!
This year’s theme for Anti Bullying Week is ‘United Against Bullying’. Never before has that message meant so much. We know you guys stand with us…..the support you have shown Odd Socks Day and Anti Bullying Week over the last 3 years has been incredible. Last year over half the primary schools in the country took part…and that’s over 5 million children! As always we will be writing a song for Anti Bullying Week, but this time we would like the children’s help. So over the last few weeks of term we are going to work with the Anti Bullying Alliance and schools up and down the country to hear what the children have got to say and what they think the song should say. We can’t wait to hear their thoughts…I think!' Andy and the odd socks
See Andy and the oddsocks would like some help with their yearly anti bullying song. Listen to the previosu songs below and record some ideas for us to send in to them. This could be some words, sentences or if you're feeling super creative, a verse of chorus!
Year 2 - Retrieve information from non chronological texts
See the link below from the Oak National Academy and follow the lesson.
Year 3- Reading, fact retrieval
See the link below from the Oak National Academy and follow the lesson
A number in a little box is put into a wonderful big box that adds something to the number and then a new number comes out at the end:
The first time this happens, 10 is put into the little box, so what happened in the big box to get the answer in the picture above?
Now three more boxes with new numbers in, go into the wonderful box one at a time. It still does the same as before.
So, what were the three new numbers that went in? Remember that the wonderful big box did the same for all four numbers that went in.
Imagine four new boxes now (with new numbers in) and the wonderful box does a new and different add or take away this time. For one of these boxes the number 10 was put in. The numbers that come out are these:
What could have happened? How did you work these out?
Discuss with others and see if there were different ways that you found the answers.
Summer activity packs. Have a go at as much or a little as you like. If you feel you are struggling, drop back a year to build confidence.
Year 2 - Some revisiting of trickier learning with videos this time. Have another go at time.
The Victorians and Queen Victoria.
We had soem great fun learning about the Victorian era. What can you remember about the Queen?
Time to reflect on the school year gone by. Use any of the sentences starters to write a piece reflecting on the year of school we have had since starting in September.
I am ____ cm tall
I am aged ___
I have enjoyed______________________________
I remember when we ________________________
This year I have learnt to ______________________________
I am now better at _______________________________
___________________________ was difficult
My friends are _________ and ______________ etc
I really liked _________________ in PE
In writing I remember _________________________
In maths I am better at ______________________________
Being a part of year 2/3 has taught me _________________________
During lock down I have learnt to _____________________________
I have enjoyed _____________________ during lock down
Next year I hope to get better at _______________________
I am looking forward to ____________________
I hope ____________________
In another year I will be ______________
Feel free to use any paper you like to record and decoarate, add pictures and really get thinking OR use a border from below.
Next year you will all move on to new learning with Miss Vernon as part of Year 3/4. If you would like to complete a piece of writing or just send an email to her you are welcome too via her current class email.