Thursday already, and April! (02.04.20)
Morning 2CR, how are you all?
I am pleased the weather has been lovely enough to go out for those daily walks, runs or cycles and potter in the garden - fingers crossed for more of the same these next few weeks!
How did you get on with the little challenges set for you on Monday? Feel free to ask parents to email any photos of your creations! Don't forget to ask if you need help with anything too.
We are coming up to, what would have been, our Easter break - it is very strange not getting ready for it with you all at school. With this in mind, remember to factor in some down time from your school activities - it's really important to take the time to relax a little, have fun with family and get out in the garden in the sunshine (if you can!).
I have popped a few useful websites below, they have some lovely activities and resources you might want to use.
Enjoy yourselves, stay safe and speak soon,
Miss R :)
RE at Home, from Barnabas in Schools:
Field Studies Council.
Some lovely live lessons and related activities:
Sumdog - free online Maths activities.
Create a parent login and add children to the family page. You can then set challenges and play different maths games.
Access Art resources and ideas:
Music apps and interactive resources (even some online lessons) Follow the link for a list of lots of lovely musical activities:
Documents for Use in the Event of School Closure
Please find home learning packs which we have produced for your child to access in the event of a school closure. Please also find additional resources which may be useful, depending on how long school is closed.
We would be grateful if you could support your child in accessing any of the resources provided, whilst encouraging them to vary the subjects they study each day.
Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t reply to you. We love reading all the messages from you and we do read every one. Unfortunately, we are only allowed to reply to questions or comments made by your parents/carers.
Times Table Rock Stars
Multiplication Racing Game
Crick Web - A brilliant interactive resource for Key Stage Two Maths, English and Science games:
Classroom Secrets - Home Learning Pack
White Rose Maths - A brilliant Maths site with resources for every year group
BBC - Personal, Social, Health Education for all ages
Primary Resources - Social, Health Education for all ages
SEAL - Social, Health Education for all ages
Joe Wicks will be using his YouTube Chanel to lead PE at 9am Monday-Friday
Some great, free audio books
Miss Robinson's Class
Welcome to Class 2CR's page. We are a lovely group of Year 3 children who love to learn new things!
Our class teacher is Miss Robinson. Mrs Webb and Mrs Cooper help us with our learning each day.
We are also really lucky to have Spanish lessons with Mrs Lauder every week.
We are able to change our reading book whenever we have finished reading it. We note down the page numbers we have read and ask an adult from home to sign the relevant part in our reading diaries. Miss Robinson will collect our reading diaries on a Monday morning to check they have been signed. The school expectation is for reading diaries to be signed at least 3 times a week. It is important to bring our book bags to school everyday for letters and other important information.
We are given Maths homework every Tuesday. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Monday to be marked. Miss Robinson will also send our English homework out on a Thursday. This work needs to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.
Spellings for each week are in the children's planners. Each week the children should practise at home 4 times, there is space for this in the planner. However, if spellings are completed in another manner (iPads, notebooks etc.) please indicate how many times they have done this and ensure that you sign the spelling page in the planner. Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.
Please have PE kits in school throughout the week. It is also very important that all belongings are clearly named. If children are wearing earrings, ensure that they are able to remove them for PE or provide tape for them to be covered up to meet health and safety recommendations. Long hair should be tied up for PE and tights should be replaced with socks for PE lessons.
It is important to bring a water bottle to school every day, filled with fresh water. In addition, children can bring a healthy snack for break time. These snacks should meet the agreed list: fruit, vegetables, cheese or yoghurt.
Here's to the start of an exciting year together. In Term 1 we will be looking at the theme of 'Relationships' in our English sessions and will be using: The Tunnel and The Butterfly Lion. Our Science will look at Scientific Enquiry. We will be focusing on Geography this term and finding out all about Earthquakes, Mountains and Volcanoes. In Art we will be using the story 'The Dot' as a stimulus for exploring painting skills such as brush techniques, colour mixing and creating mood.
Welcome back to Term 2, and what a busy term we have planned. This Term Miss Ingham (our student teacher) will begin to teach some sessions. We are spending time looking at farming, food and the digestive system. We've already been very excited about our English and have already started to enjoy finding out about Roald Dahl and his various genres of writing so far. If you would like more details please read our class newsletter.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year!
This term we will be covering some very exciting things in all our subject areas. In Science we are looking at states of matter and how these can change. Our History takes us back to Anglo-Saxon times where we look forward to finding out about how they lived their lives. In Art we will be focussing on the great artist, Henri Matisse and trying our hardest to create some collages in a similar fashion to his artwork. For more information please read our class newsletter below.
Halfway through the year and we're ready for another action packed term. This term will see us investigating rivers, the water cycle and rocks in our Science and Geography work. In English our focus will be on pieces of writing that can be performed, starting with some performance poetry. The children have already enjoyed watching various examples from Michael Rosen and trying our features of his work in their own performances. We will then move on to look at Playscripts and persuasion. In other creative work we will focus on developing skills in drawing and look at some influential artists from history. Please read our class newsletter below for more information.