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Our aim is to make every child feel valued and happy because that is when learning is most effective.

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

The Class Teachers are Miss Bailey (Scott), Mr Pope (Cook) and Mrs Westoby (Raleigh).  

The LSAs are Mrs Turner, Miss Burton and Miss Southgate. 

 

Happy New Year to you all!

 

In these times of uncertainty, please check this page regularly, as all the information you need will be displayed here.  Thank you to those families who have already set their child up on the SeeSaw Class app.  If you have not already done so, please activate your child's account, using the log in details which have been emailed to you.  You can find more information below, please but please contact your child's Class Teacher if you have any difficulties.  You can, of course, contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. 

 

To contact Miss Bailey - email scott@miltonhall.southend.sch.uk

To contact Mr Pope - email cook@miltonhall.southend.sch.uk

To contact Mrs Westoby - email raleigh@miltonhall.southend.sch.uk

 

Best wishes

 

The Year 2 Team

ACCELERATED READER

 

As with the first lockdown, the restriction has been removed so that children can take quizzes on their reading books while are at home.  The link can be found below:

OXFORD OWL

 

If you have run out of books to read at home, or you just fancy reading something different, Oxford Owl has a free e-library with hundreds of books for you to read.  There are books for all reading abilities, and all different types of books, so there really is something for everyone.  Log in, using the link below and get choosing!

GET EPIC

 

You can also register for free unlimited access to Get Epic for 30 days.  This is a digital library with 40,000 of the best children's books and learning videos, so it really is worth signing up (we use it a lot in school, and it really is fab!) yes

 

SEESAW CLASS APP

 

We will be Seesaw to support home learning.  Seesaw is used by many schools to create a supportive home learning environment for children when emergencies prevent them from going to school.  Parents and carers will have received a password for their child.  You then need to follow the steps below:

 

STEP 1

Go to app.seesaw.me or download the Seesaw Class App for your child.  Your child will use the Seesaw Class app for home learning (this is different from the Seesaw Family app).

For laptops and computers: Visit app.seesaw.me

For tablets and mobile devices: Download or update the Seesaw Class app in your device's app store.  If you already have the app, make sure it is updated.

 

STEP2: HELP YOUR CHILD LOG IN TO SEESAW

Click "I'm a student"

Log in as directed by your child's teacher

Your child may log in with a Home Learning Text or QR Code

Post to your journal, respond to activities and view class announcements.

Remember, this code is like a password.  Keep it safe!

 

TROUBLE LOGGING IN?

Make sure your child is signing in to the CLASS app (students cannot complete remote learning activities on the Family app)

Make sure your child clicks "I'm a student"

Make sure your child enters login credentials as shown with no typos; if scanning a code, make sure to stand far enough away for the entire code to be scanned

Visit web.seesaw.me/remote-learning-for-families or watch the tutorial below for more information.

 

RWI

 

While schools are closed, you can find lessons every day on the Ruth Miskin link below.  Lessons will be available from 9.30am, and there will be Speeds Sounds and spelling lessons for Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3, so there is something for everyone!  See below for the link and a schedule of the lessons. 

Please have a look at our Welcome to Year 2 Powerpoint!

Please note that the date for our trip has now changed to Tuesday 15th June.

PE

 

Our PE day is Tuesday.  The children are to come into school wearing PE Kit: shorts and T-shirt underneath jogging bottoms/tracksuit/sweatshirt. We will also be doing physical activities as and when we can fit it in during week, depending on the weather. We advise that children come into school wearing comfortable shoes or dark trainers on the days not specifically their PE days.  Please ensure that all jewellery (including earrings) is removed before your child comes to school on a Tuesday.

HOMEWORK

 

Reading

Your child will be bringing a Boomerang Folder home every day, containing a reading book and reading record.  Please listen to your child read daily and make a note in their reading record.  These reading records will be checked daily and books will be changed if they have been read.  If your child is on Accelerated Reader they will have an opportunity to take a quiz.  We advise that children read their books several times to build up their fluency and comprehension.

 

Maths

Your child will be set Maths homework on MyMaths every Friday.  This will be a task and a game for them to play.  Please email your child's class teacher if you have any problems accessing it.  Please also play Maths games on Topmarks.co.uk (we particularly recommend Hit the Button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button).  

 

Spellings

Weekly spellings will be set every Friday.  There are two lists: ten Year 2 spellings or five Year 1 spellings.  Your child should choose the list most appropriate to their level.  There will be a spelling test every Friday.  Please use their orange homework books to practise these spellings in.  We use the "Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check" method in school. 

Here are some useful free websites that your child may like to use at home to help them with their learning:

Here are the Year 1 and 2 spellings we will be learning throughout the whole year! Please practise to read and write these words regularly at home.

David Bailey Style Photos With Year 2

 

David Bailey is a famous British photographer who took photos of lots of famous people.  He was from a poor background but through his photographs he became rich and famous.  He uses black and white to make the people stand out.  He tries to capture the personalities of the people he photographs.

 

Miss Coleman worked with all the children in Year 2.  She showed us the different parts of a camera.  We took photos of each other in a David Bailey style. We took turns using the camera and being a model.  Afterwards, we had to carefully wipe the camera so that it was safe for the next child to use.  We hope you like our photos!

 

Year 2 in Black and White

Perservance

 

This week we have been learning all about perseverance.  We practised drawing the other half of our photo.  We then had to work with a partner to discuss ways we could improve our drawing. We didn't give up and worked really hard to make them even better! We are so proud of our final versions!  Here are a few to show you by Scarlett, Elwood and Timothy (Scott Class), Ayan, Elena and Oscar (Cook Class) and Tom, Gulten and Keira (Raleigh Class).

 

 

 

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