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Year 2 - Happy Holidays!

Dear Cherry and Dragon Families, 

We can't believe that Year 2 is over so soon! We couldn't be more proud of every single one of you. You have adapted to this HUGE change in learning and the dedication you have shown has been admirable so you should also be proud of yourselves.

Shout outs!

See if you can spot some of your fabulous work from last week:

We would also like to say thank you to you all that wrote or recorded us such a lovely message on Kudoboard. It has made us miss you even more than we already do. We also want to thank parents who were very generous in providing Fircroft staff with a lovely end of year present from Unwined, so thoughtful and kind! 

We want to wish you all a wonderful summer and we are so excited that we will be able to see you in September (although you will be in Year 3). 

Take care and stay safe, 

The Year 2 Team

Teacher Videos

We wanted to send you one final message. Have a watch of the video below:

 

Mrs Lawrenson also read out some of your fantastic information texts as promised! Well done for all your amazing writing this year! :) 

Summer Reading Challenge 

Although life has certainly been rather different this year, you’ll be pleased to know that there is still going to be a Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s Reading Challenge invites everyone to get silly with the Silly Squad!

Join the challenge and meet the Silly Squad by visiting: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

If you are not yet a member of a library we encourage you to join one straight away! All Wandsworth libraries are currently giving members access to a range of online resources including eBooks and audio books.

Visit this website to join your local library:
https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/join-a-library/

Good luck and happy reading!

Maths

If you'd like to keep your maths brain 'on the boil' over the summer holidays then we would really recommend that you check out these resources. There is one booklet for each unit from Y1 to Y6. 

If you have the Amazon Kindle app then you can download them for FREE and they will be auto-delivered wirelessly to an iPad, tablet or android device. 

You can then go to your device to start using the booklets. Find there here on Amazon or download from White Rose directly:

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/parent-workbooks/ 

If you find maths a little challenging then do the work for your current year group but if you find maths really easy then have a go at the work for next year!

Don't forget, you can email your work to your teacher for next year and they will see it in September! Just use the usual intake email address: intake17@fircroft.wandsworth.sch.uk 

Don't forget you can also use Times Tables RockStars and NumBots to practise those basic maths skills. 

English - Reading 

Reading, especially for primary age children, is critical to educational development and something that families can do together. 

Please try to read every day during the holidays! Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a life long love of reading. 

We really love this website https://www.storylineonline.net/ please check it out as an excellent alternative to screen time. 

More link here from the DfE -  please choose a few that are appropriate to your pupils' age and stage. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources

Tooting Market Art Competition 

Just a reminder that the Tooting Market Art Competition doesn't close until 31st August so there is still time to enter. 

Tooting Market have linked up with an art organisation (LoveArtClasses) to invite budding local artists to submit a piece of 2D art showing what Tooting community life in 2020 means to them. You could think about what makes Tooting special to you.

There is a prize plus a chance to have your work on display in the market! Have a look at the flyer uploaded below to find out more details about how to enter the competition.

View document year2_learning_from_home/summer_2_july_6th/tooting_market__art_competition_.pdf

Black Britons

This year, as part of our Black History Month celebrations, we will be celebrating inspirational Black Britons. There is a competition which requires children to choose someone from the list of 100. Children need to research their chosen person and then create something which has been inspired by that person.

To access this great competition, please click on the link below.

https://www.100greatblackbritons.co.uk/competition.html#children16

The deadline is not until 30th September, so you have plenty of time!‚Äč

Well-being 

The links below offer useful advice and support on looking after the well-being not only of your children, but of yourselves as well.

The second link to Young Minds also includes support for those children returning to school in September for the first time since lockdown.

BBC Bitesize - Parents' Toolkit: Wellbeing

Young Minds: Supporting your child during the Coronavirus pandemic

Autumn 1 - Year 3 Topic

If you are keen and want to get ready for September you may wish to do some research for your first Year 3 topic:

 

Here are some ideas:

  • Make a photo montage of prehistoric monuments, stone circles and standing stones. Label your pictures to tell us where in the world they can be found.
  • Visit the local library or use the internet to research facts about the Stone Age. Create a fact file using the information you have found.
  • What would it have been like to live in prehistoric times? Research this question and see what information you can find. 
  • It is thought that cave paintings were used to tell stories and record events. Research different cave paintings and then have a got at drawing a picture in the style of a cave painting to tell us a story about you.
  • Make a 3D model of a Stone Age house. What resources can you use to make it look realistic?