Some Easter fun activities
Please find below the link for:
Your child's Login can be found at the back of their Reading Diary.
Here is a list of further websites to support practise and learning at home:
Home learning websites and resources
- https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ - interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - huge treasure trove of activities that cover a whole range of subjects. Also holds links to games etc that are hosted by other sites.
- http://www.pobble365.com/ - a new picture is shared each day to provoke discussion, debate or writing ideas.
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ - a huge range of different subjects and focuses, arguably the best host of any resource you could need. Have offered a free account in the result of school closures.
- https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/ - lots of specific links to different sites that offer free resources or learning platforms.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - huge range of different resources and information broken down into Key Stages and year groups.
- https://tpet.co.uk/ - free online resource packs.
- https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – free online home workbooks
- https://www.learningladders.info – online resources
- https://2simple.com/ - EYFS/KS1 range of resources
- https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - spelling activities with specialist resources for each year group.
- https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ - free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
- https://lindsaylittleson.co.uk/home/resources/ - free resources linked to the books of Lindsay Littleson including The Titanic Detective Agency and Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
- http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ - vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
- https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf - downloadable reading activity pack.
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
- https://www.getepic.com – digital library for children up to 12
- https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - a large range of free videos and short films that are then supported by questions and tasks underneath
- https://www.oliverjeffers.com/ - author will be reading a book every weekday at 6pm
- – newspacks for children
- https://pobble.com – writing resources
- https://www.nessy.com – structured literacy resources
- https://parallel.org.uk/ - free online maths problems, more focussed at older children.
- https://mathsticks.com/my/ - online resources and print offs with specifically broken down key stage focuses.
- https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/ - free online range of activities broken down into year groups and levels including Greater Depth
- https://www.mathshed.com – useful rang of maths resources for KS1 & 2
- https://www.numbots.com – addition and subtraction activities
- - very useful suite of arithmetic and problem solving resources
- https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/ - lots of science subject areas covered with resources specifically designed for primary age children. (Other subjects are also available on this site).
- https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/14/30-ways-to-go-wild-with-science/ - lots of different and fun science activities you can do in the house or garden
- https://www.gonoodle.com/ - lots of online videos that help keep children active inside and also teach mindfulness and medidation
- https://www.typingclub.com/ - online programme for teaching and developing touch typing
- https://groweatgift.com/2017/06/12/30-ways-to-get-creative-for-30-days-wild/ - different activity ideas that involve creating or engaging with different things in your house or garden
Year 2 Scientists
The children have been Scientists this week, investigating the properties of materials by planning and carrying out some fair tests. They have used great teamwork, made thoughtful predictions and worked carefully to find out which materials to use in the design of a new flask.
KS1 Nativity- what a show!
The children gave two wonderful performances this week. They worked hard to learn the songs, words and dance actions to this year’s nativity ‘Whoopsie-Daisy-Angel’.
Year 2 said their lines with confidence and enthusiasm to tell the story brilliantly.
As their teacher I am extremely proud of all of them, what superstars!
What an exciting week!
The children enjoyed a fantastic drama workshop on Wednesday afternoon. They joined in brilliantly with all of the fun activities form the adventures of King Arthur and his knights of the round table.
Today the children learned about Hinduism in a series of great activities. Susmita Roy, our Hindu lady from Bengal shared her experiences with the children, developing their understanding of beliefs that may be different from their own. The children loved dressing up and dancing. The rangoli patterns they created with rice, pasta and lentils were amazing. The children listened carefully as Susmita explained about the special artefacts she had brought to share and then created some detailed observational drawings. The children shared books written in Hindi, Bengali and Urdu before enjoying a story and some drama based on the story of Diwali.
The children were amazing, they listened carefully and with real interest. They all took part enthusiastically and Susmita commented several times throughout the day about their fantastic attitude to learning. Super proud of you year 2!
Drama and Hindu day
Wow what an amazing start back to school!
The children have started an investigation into the 'missing underpants of Wellow', we think aliens are the culprits and are busy writing descriptions for the police to find them!
We also had our very own museum this week with artefacts that Florence Nightingale may have worn and used in her life time. The children studied them, asked questions and thought carefully about what these interesting, old items might tell us about this famous historical character.