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Year 2 - Pines

 

Welcome to Pine class

 

 

Hello and welcome to our class page.

On our page you will find lots of information about our learning, important notices and details of the children's achievements.

 

Class Teacher: Miss Williams

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Koulouri

Teaching Assistant: Miss Stevenson 

We also have our own twitter page

@ClassPine

 

If your child is currently off school due to self-isolation, illness or school closure and you would like to continue their learning at home, we would recommend the following resources.

 

Twinkl

This website is offering parents the use of their resources, free for a month. You can also download and save resources to use at any time.

 

Follow the steps below to access this offer:

Step one: Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step two: Enter your details in the 'New to Twinkl' account box using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

You will then be able to access year 2 resources for your child at home. If your child requires a different level of work or you have more than one child at home, you can access all levels of work.

 

Letters and Sounds

If you would like to keep your child up to date with phonics, this website has games and resources and is free to access. Our school teach phonics using letters and sounds.

 

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

Classroom Secrets

This website is offering free resources to children and parents to help with home learning. See the link below:

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/home-online-learning/

 

Teachstarter

This website is offering a free year 2 learning from home resource pack. See link below;

 

https://www.teachstarter.com/gb/teaching-resource/year-2-school-closure-learning-from-home-pack-gb/

 

TTS

Home learning packs available for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

 

Primary Stars

A year 2 home learning pack is available to download on this website. See the link below:

 

https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/covid-19-year-2/

 

Top Marks

A free maths website that includes times table games. Pine class can practice their 2,3,5,10 times tables.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=times tables

 

Times Table Rockstars

If children have their times table rockstar log in details at home, they can also access the following website:

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/22052

 

Cbeebies

It is important for children to develop a love of stories and reading. You can find lots of stories to share with your child on the link below:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

IXL

A maths website with activities and quizzes

 

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2

 

Prodigy Maths

A maths website

 

https://www.prodigygame.com/

 

Sumdog

Maths and spelling website. Now free for home learning.

 

https://pages.sumdog.com/

 

Get Epic

A website for reading. Currently free for 30 days.

 

https://www.getepic.com/

 

Spelling Frame

Free website to help children practice spellings.

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

High lights kids

A fun, educational and free website with games and activities.

 

https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

Switch Zoo

A fun website with educational games with an animal theme.

 

https://www.switchzoo.com/

 

Storyline

A lovely website with many stories that children will love.

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

History for kids

A website with information about history.

 

https://www.historyforkids.net/

 

National Geographic for Kids

Fun website

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

World book reader

A website with a variety of books

 

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw

 

Times tables songs

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwyVRKfytvjSF6q5s7noKZQ

 

PE

Keep your child active with Joe Wicks' 30 minute PE home workout. A new video is posted at 9am every day.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

National Literacy Trust

Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

 

Listen to a story by David Walliams

Free audio books. A new story is available everyday at 11am.

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

The maths factor

A maths website with games, lessons and activities. Free during school closure.

 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

 

Pine class children can also complete some of our topic homework activities. These can be found on this class page in our homework section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic Spring 1

 

Where is Kenya and what is it like?

 

This term we are learning all about Kenya. We will be discovering lots of information about Kenya in many of our lessons, including English, Art and Music. The children will be listening to some African tribal music and we will be learning our very own tribal dance.

We will also be making our own African masks and using these in our own performance that we will be inviting parents to see.

In English we are reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and looking at information texts about Kenya.

 

Our homework will be about Kenya. For further details, please see our homework section on this page.

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Topic Autumn 1

Who are the royal family?

 

Our first topic in Pine class is all about the royal family. The children will be learning about the role of the royal family and looking at the life of our current monarch as well as those from the past. We will be creating some amazing double page spreads in our topic books as well as exploring our topic through music and art lessons.

 

Please see the topic web below for more details about our topic.

 

Details of our homework can be found here on our class page (click on the pine leaf below). We will also send a homework letter home with the children.

 

We are really looking forward to seeing what the children create for their homework. This year, you can see the children's amazing homework in our homework gallery section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE is on a Friday.

 

If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons. 

 

Please send your child with a labelled PE kit, including plimsolls or trainers. If you put your child's name in their kit, it really helps us to find any missing items.

 

In the colder months it would be helpful to send your child with jogging bottoms and a hoodie.

 

On a Friday we have a very busy afternoon with little time to change out of our PE kits. Therefore children will be going home in their kit. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

 

 

Please can all children bring a drinking bottle with water (no juice) into school everyday. Please put your child's name on their bottle.

 

Reading

 

Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure.

 

To support your child, please could you read with them at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Reading diaries will be checked daily so please send them in every day. 

 

Pride points will be awarded to children that read at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Pine class we love to celebrate your child's achievements. We do this in lots of ways, including;

 

  • Sending messages home via Class Dojo.
  • Awarding children with Snape Wood pride points which the children can save and spend in our pride points shop.
  • Awarding children with stickers or certificates.

 

 

 

Snape Wood Pride Points

 

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At Snape Wood, children are awarded Snape Wood Pride Points. Children  exchange their points for prizes in our Pride Points shop. 

 

Children will be awarded points for the following;

 

Positive Attitude

Respect

Inquisitive

Determination

Empathy

 

 

 

 

In Pine class we will continue to use Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. We are also recording your child's Pride points on Class Dojo so parents and carers can see individual achievements. 

 

 

Head Lice

 

 

We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat if necessary.

Behaviour

 

In Pine class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on greenIf a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.

 

Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to greenIf a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.

 

Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.

 

Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.

Letters

 

Your child will bring home letters, newsletters, homework and spellings throughout the year. If you need another copy of any of our letters, please let us know. If your child is off sick, we will put their letters in their tray ready for their return to school. 

 

 

 

Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.

Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.

Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things you can do at home

 

Read together everyday

Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school

Help your child to learn their weekly spellings

Practice 2, 5, 10 times tables

Practice writing 

Play phonics games

Practice writing and ordering numbers

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If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office.

Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas.

 

Thank you for your support

 

Miss Williams

 

Mrs Koulouri

 

Miss Stevenson

 

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