Welcome back to the second half of the spring term; we hope you've managed to have a restful break and an enjoyable week off! We are very appreciative of all the hard work from both children and parents/carers during the last few weeks.
Daily 10am Zoom meeting code for Year 2 children:
Meeting ID: 751 3378 7530
All Zoom meetings are restricted access. The class teacher monitors the participants and only admits class members.
Meeting ID: 786 4978 9882
Meeting ID: 726 3648 7790
Friday - 2:45pm
Meeting ID: 782 1554 2563
There is a suggested home learning timetable under the useful documents section at the top of this class page. Please check Seesaw every day as that is where we will be posting details of each day's tasks. We do ask that you upload photographs of your child's work to Seesaw as we are continuing to award merits throughout the duration of home learning.
Please be assured that we are always here to help and support you through these challenging times. If you need to contact us you can send a message through Seesaw or by contacting the school office.
Here are some links to websites that you may find useful:
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ free access during lockdown- username: jan21 password: home
Mrs Holt, Mrs Rothwell and Mrs Bates
Welcome to Cedar Class!
Hello and welcome to the Cedar Class page! We hope that everyone is feeling excited about coming back to school - we have missed the children so much and can't wait to all be back together again. It might feel a little bit strange thinking about coming back after being at home for so long, but please don't worry - we have lots of fun learning to look forward to and we will help each other to settle back into our school routine.
On this page we aim to keep you updated about the curriculum areas of learning, useful information and important dates.
We are always here to help so please feel free to contact us via the school email address (email@example.com) or by ringing the school office (01204 883415) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Holt (Monday-Wednesday), Mrs Rothwell (Wednesday-Friday) & Mrs Bates (Teaching Assistant).
1st - 12th March - Multifaith focus across whole school
Thursday 4th March - World Book Day
Thursday 1st April - School closes for Easter
We will be looking at a really lovely text called 'Halibut Jackson' by David Lucas. It explores the themes of self confidence and celebrating our talents. The children will be learning to write a formal letter, a party invitation and free verse poetry. For the final two weeks, we will be reading 'The Diary of a Killer Cat' by Anne Fine. This will all us to revisit our diary writing skills as well as looking at writing from different people's perspectives.
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Just before Christmas, we sent home a new a spelling list with weekly spellings on that the children need to learn. We will work on them in school, but the children will also need to practise them at home. There will be a short spelling test in school each Friday. Copies of the spelling lists can be found at the top of our webpage.
Our grammar focus will be:
The children will be continuing with the rest of Phase 5 which focuses on alternative pronunciations and spellings of words.
Please continue to use Numbots as this resource will reinforce knowledge of addition and subtraction. The levels do become progressively harder and the children have really enjoyed accessing it in school! This half term the children will be looking at telling the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Please continue to learn this at home too as we find that this really helps the children to pick it up quickly. The children will then be moving on to describing 3D shapes and their properties. When all of the children return, we will be revising all of the maths topics that they completed as part of their home learning.
This term's topic is 'London's Burning' which, as the name suggests, is all about the Great Fire of London. The children will be learning all about when and why the fire started, evidence from the diaries of Samuel Pepys, what the buildings were like and why the fire was able to spread so quickly. We will be creating some exciting art work linked to this topic too which will definitely be going in our Cedar Class Art Gallery! Home Learning Challenges will be linked to the topic and are due in on Monday 15th March.
During the first two weeks in March, we will be having a multifaith focus across the whole school. Key Stage One will be focusing on Christian, Islamic and Jewish creation stories and exploring the similarities and differences. After that, we will be looking at the events leading up to Easter and why they are important to Christians.
This term, P.E. will take place on Wednesdays (Coach Jack and Mrs Holt) and Fridays (Mrs Rothwell). Please send your child into school dressed in their P.E. kit each Wednesday and Friday. They will need to wear a plain t-shirt (preferably blue or white), their school jumper, cardigan or fleece and dark leggings or joggers with trainers or pumps. Long hair must be tied back and earrings will either need to be removed or covered with tape.
Home reading books will continue to be sent home weekly on Fridays. Please enjoy reading these with your children and ensure they are returned each Friday. In addition Bug Club books are set regularly and we encourage you to use this excellent resource.
We hope you are enjoying having a go at some of the suggested Home Learning activities.
If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy!
Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.
Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.
Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.
You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.
Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk
BBC Grammar lessons/games KS1:
White Rose Maths home learning:
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!