I am sorry that I haven't written on here for a couple of weeks. I have been in school looking after the children of our key worker families and helping to get school ready to open to children in Reception, Years 1 and 6, as well as the children of key workers. I am looking forward to seeing a few more of you in school but will of course keep putting messages, videos and work onto our class page for you all. I have been busy replying to your emails and letters. I LOVE seeing what you have been learning and doing with your families. I will also continue to check my emails and post and get back to you, so please keep in touch with me. If you are coming back to school because your parents are key workers then we will be in the Year 3 classroom. I have organised it and set up a board where I will put your work, pictures and letters if you are working at home.
I will also upload pictures at the end of the week to show you how some of our work turned out in school. I hope that this will help us to feel that we are all together, even though for now, we are apart.
Apart from work, I haven't been up to very much. We walk Jesse locally in the fields by our house each day; we have got the paddling pool and Super soakers out and have been enjoying the sunshine and our garden. We have had some BBQ's and I am still reading LOTS of books.
I also really enjoyed watching, singing and dancing along to the Take That concert on Meerkat Music on Friday and have been watching some of the German league football matches.
I hope that you have had a wonderful half term.
I will be in touch again very soon.
Take care and remember that we are back to work this week.
Try your best and try and do a little bit of something each day.
Fondest well wishes to all of you.
I hope that you have all had a good week and enjoyed yourselves safely last Friday on VE day.
I know I said that I was going to send you some pictures, but in all the excitement, I forgot to take some. I am very sorry but hope that you enjoyed yourselves too, celebrating the anniversary of Germany's surrender at the end of World War Two.
I hope by now that you have received your letter from me in the post and liked your bracelet?
I wanted you all to know that I am missing you, think about you all and cannot wait to see you back at school when it is safe for us to go back. I have also sent one to Mrs John. I hope that when you wear or look at it, you will remember all of the fun things that we have done so far in our learning journey together.
I smile whenever I receive a letter or email from any of you; when I think of our lessons, trips, experiences and each of you, your interests and personalities.
If you feel worried, sad, lonely or frustrated, all of which are totally normal feelings to experience from time to time in this unusual situation we are in, I hope that my letter and these thoughts will make you feel better and smile too. Don't forget that you can use our 'calm me' time strategies and that it is always good to talk to people you trust (your families) about how you feel. Remember that we will go back to school and be together again in the future.
I have uploaded some stories for you and am currently working on the next one. I hope that they are making you smile and you are enjoying them?
Be good for your families and keep trying your best with some home learning each week.
Be helpful and kind.
I will be in touch again soon.
Just thought that I would send you an update before the Bank Holiday weekend.
We had to bath Jesse after one of our daily exercise walks this week because she was walking in the streams. Her fur goes really fluffy and looks like it's crimped. She looks a bit like a wolf!
I also ended up needing a bath because I slipped down the bank and ended up in the stream too! I didn't hurt myself luckily but it was quite funny!
I have started to decorate my house for VE day tomorrow and am preparing the ingredients to make some war time treats too! I wonder if any of you are planning to do anything nice with your family? I will send you some pictures next week. You could send me some too perhaps?
I enjoyed the online assembly with the cast of The Lion King Musical this morning. The link is on our 'news' area and in the 'Worship/Assemblies' page (which has a dove symbol). I enjoyed singing and it reminded me of our Worship and Sing and Praise with Mrs Marshall. I cannot wait to get back to school and start singing together again. I really miss that.
I hope that you have a wonderful long weekend with your families and enjoy the sunshine (safely). Have fun!
Hello Year 2!
How are you all? I am missing you all very much and our lessons together. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you to those of you who have been in touch either via email or letter. I have LOVED reading your messages/letters and looking at the work you have done. It really makes me smile and I am so proud of you all! I know it isn't always easy working at home (I feel like that too sometimes) but well done for persevering and trying your best. I have replied to everyone that I have heard from so far. If you haven't been in touch yet and would like to, then please do. Ask your families how you can do this. I look forward to hopefully receiving some more next week!
This week I have been in school looking after the children of our key worker families. Many of you have been asking me what we are doing in school. Well, it is very similar to what you are probably doing at home. We do work set by the teachers in school on the home learning areas of the class pages, so the same work that you can do at home. We also log on and do some of the online work set on TTRockstars, My Maths, Bug Club and Educationcity. We keep our bodies and brains healthy by doing Joe Wick's or GoNoodle workouts and then, when our work is done, we do other activities. Some of these activities have been playing with toys, arts and crafts or things outside like gardening. I am sure that this is similar to what you are doing at home when you finish doing some work.
I finished reading my cat themed books. I think that you would really enjoy reading, 'Toto the Ninja Cat,' by Dermot O'Leary. It was a good story and the characters are based on his real pet cats! I would recommend this book for you to read by yourself or with your families. If you read it, let me know what you think.
I am going to try and put a video message on our class page next week for you and also read some picture books that we were going to read in our literacy lessons. I think that you will enjoy them so watch this space!!!
I am still reading lots of other books and have started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as I have never read any of these books by J.K Rowling! I know...unbelievable...but true! I will let you know what I think of it.
I have also put some activities for you to learn about another important historical event called VE Day. Next Friday (8th May) is a Bank Holiday to commemorate 75 years since VE Day, so see if you can learn a bit about it with your families and have some fun celebrating this anniversary.
I am going to make bunting and put it up in my house, try and make some food and drink and listen to music from this era. I will take some pictures and share them with you next time! If you do anything with your family, you could always write/email to tell me about it or send me some pictures too! I would love to see that!
I will be in touch again soon.
Continue to be helpful, patient and well behaved for your parents.
Fondest well wishes to you all,
And here's that picture of Noel that I promised you! He is very sneaky! When I clean them out he is always sniffing at the edge of the cage. I think he is seeing if there is any of his favourite food. He loves to eat fresh parsley and dandelion leaves!
This week I am going to be going on a Cat theme with my reading.
I am going to read:
'To Be A Cat,' by Matt Haig
'TOTO The Ninja Cat and The Great Snake Escape,' by Dermot O'Leary.
I will let you know next time what I thought of them and what I am reading next.
Happy Reading! :)
Happy Easter to all of Year 2 and their families!
I hope that you are enjoying the Easter break and spending time together doing some relaxing and fun things at home and in your gardens.
The Easter Bunny visited our house and today I will be enjoying eating my Easter egg! Yum!
I have been spending time in my garden, having a tidy around and relaxing. I have also been doing some Yoga, Pilates and breathing exercises to relax.
I have read lots of books and I really enjoyed, 'The Diary of a Killer Cat,' and 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons.' I really enjoyed the story about Dragons and would recommend it. I think that you would enjoy reading it as it is funny and made me want a pet dragon (but I shan't tell you anymore). I cannot wait to hear what you have been enjoying reading (and doing) when we are back together at school again.
Today, I am looking forward to watching a rerun of the England V Germany 1990 World Cup Semi Final on the BBC later and I am going to be taking part in an online quiz with my friends. I am really looking forward to it and think that it will be lots of fun!
I hope that you are smiling and laughing lots; eating lots of chocolate (but also eating your fruit and veg' and brushing your teeth ) and having fun together.
I am thinking of you all and miss you a lot!
Keep safe and carry on being the amazing people you all are!
P.S I am still practising the Go Noodle and our' Shine' dance and hope that you are too, as I am looking forward to us all dancing to these when we are all back together!
Hello Year 2!
I am staying safe with my family and staying at home. I have been checking the online learning every day to see what some of you have you been doing and looking for things that might be interesting and fun (and safe) for you to do on the internet.
I know that I have put a lot on here but you DO NOT have to do it all. I am putting it on here so that you and your family can choose some activities that you may like to do at home and it is good to keep practising your maths, reading and writing, when you can.
I have been enjoying the sunshine this weekend in my garden. I am trying to keep my plants alive by giving them everything they need to live and grow. My part is mostly to remember to give them enough water each day! Although, this isn't a very easy job when Jesse keeps sneaking into my bamboo plants and digging holes in the soil to bury her toys! She is being very cheeky!
On Saturday, I put my favourite Football Club top on and watched some old matches on YouTube. I really enjoyed this!
You all know that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading and usually don't get as much time as I would like to do it - so I am reading LOTS of books that I have bought but haven't had time to read yet.
I have just started to read, 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons,' by Andy Shephard and will let you know whether I enjoyed it. After that, I am going to read, 'The Diary of a Killer Cat,' by Anne Fine.
I have also bought myself some new yellow shoes. The colour makes me feel happy and they are very comfortable. They are called Clogs and I had some when I was little and they were my favourite shoes! So I am enjoying wearing them around the house and in the garden.
I wonder what you have all been up to so far and hope that you and your families are looking after each other and keeping safe too.
Enjoy the sunshine safely; take a break, play board games, play in the garden and have as much fun as you can with your family over the Easter break. I know that it is quite different this year but there are still lots of things we can do at home and things that we can be very thankful for!
Take care and I will be in touch again soon,
I thought that I would share a picture of my pets with you, as I am spending a lot more time with them at the moment! :)
You have already met Noel and Liam but this is my dog Jesse. You will see that Noel is hiding in the photo of my guinea pigs but I'll try and get one of him next week for you! :)
Hello children and families!
I hope that you are all safe and well, enjoying time with your family and keeping busy with some of the activities I have uploaded onto this page (and hopefully some of your own).
I have been looking at My Maths each day and giving feedback if you have attempted or completed some of the activities.
I know that there have been some issues with www.educationcity.com but hopefully it will be back online soon for you to use.
**25/3/2020 Educationcity.com was back online and working when I accessed it today! **
I am missing being at school with you all but am keeping busy by doing Joe Wick's daily workout, reading, listening to music (with a bit of dancing ) and gardening (as well as school work of course).
Try to be as well behaved and helpful for your parents as you are for us at school. I am very proud of you all.
Remember that it is very important that we all stay safe by following Government advice and that you listen to your parents.
I am thinking of you all and will keep in touch and let you know what I have been up to from time to time.