Welcome back to home learning. We hope you have had a lovely Easter with your families. Please read the information below to give you a clearer picture of how we intend to work with you to set work for your child over the next few weeks. We hope you find this useful and if you want anymore details please do not hesitate to ask.
Our New Topic
Is 'Travel, Transport and Dougal'. We will follow this as best we can so we will be doing our best to keep our learning outcomes 'on track,'Our topic plan is included below.
Home Learning Folders
We feel that setting work using the website and using sheets/workbook from the home learning folders has been working well so we will continue to set work each day using this approach. We are in the process of creating new folders of work for each child. We are aiming for this to be completed by Wednesday afternoon. Once the folders are close to completion then we will give you more details about how/when to collect these from school. Please check on the class webpage for updates regarding this. Information will be found on the page named ‘Home Learning Folders’.
We want to ensure that your child continues to make progress with reading and to do this they need to be reading a range of age appropriate books regularly (daily if possible). The Oxford Owl website provides a great selection of free ebooks which are from the same scheme that your child brings home from school to read. Please sign up to the website to access these books. Signing up is really simple. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. Now that your child is able to read it is important they are developing their undertstanding of the texts. You will notice that at the end of many of the ebooks there are comprehension questions. We would encourage you to ask your child these questions after reading the book.
Your child has learnt most/all sounds now they are in Year 2 but regular phonics lessons are good to develop reading and spelling. Read, Write Inc. are delivering live phonics lessons and we would like your child to access this teaching and learning. Your child would benefit from accessing the Set 3 Speed Sounds lessons daily (even when not mentioned as a task set for the day). The link for these lessons is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured. Set 3 sounds lesson is at 10.30am. Each lesson is just 10 minutes long. If you are unable to watch the videos at the given time then they are available to watch for 24 hours.
To ensure the children are continuing to cover the breadth of the English curriculum we have decided to focus on different aspects throughout the week. This is a rough outline of how we intend to do this:
Monday - Reading and comprehension task
Tuesday - Reading and comprehension task
Wednesday - Grammar focus
Thursday - Writing task
Friday - Writing task
Writing activities will usually link into our topic linked books. Sometimes they will be cross curricular with our Religion, History or Geography work.
Please continue to practise handwriting and spellings throughout the week.
The maths work we set is following our yearly plan and will continue as before with Powerpoint presentations to refer to and using the worksheets from the folder. This week the worksheets will be available on the website for you. Mymaths homework will also be set each week for children to complete.
We aim to give your child a variety of activities to complete from a range of subjects. We will continue to provide some practical activities and occasionally have worksheet based tasks to complete.
We love to see what your child has been learning at home so please continue to share this using the school blog or the class email address. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs Rogers and Mrs Davies