Week beginning 21st September:
This week we will be looking at the following:
Shapes- 2D shapes and their properties- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-2d-shapes-with-radzi/zvfjbdm
Continued work on capital letters and full stops.
Learning the shapes in Welsh.
Thinking about what else we would like to learn linked to 'Being me in my world.'
We are also going to write about something exciting that will happen one evening- but I can't say more than that about it!!
We are going to be busy.
Week ending 18th September:
We have had another great week and thank you again to all the children for their excellent behaviour and attitude.
I just wanted to clarify a few points about the tasks we are posting on Seesaw. This message will be on Seesaw as well.
The tasks that we would like you to do with your child each week are:
* Read and upload a picture of the reading record once per week- keep the record at home.
*Practise the spellings that are on Seesaw for the test on a Friday.
*Homework- Talking/Chatterbox task- discuss the topic with your child- you can record their voice/create a notepad response to this each week. Alternatively it can just be a discussion.
Other optional activities:
Consolidate learning from the quick 10 activities by completing the daily task at home.
If your child is off school, there is also an additional task each week for them to complete. You do not do this if you are in school.
I hope this helps.
Week ending 11th September
Hello there Year 2,
Well we have had a fantastic first week and we have been so impressed with the way the children have adapted this week.
Please find below a link to the class newsletter which has also been emailed out to you. The newsletter should give you all the general information that you need for the half term.
We have also been using Seesaw in class this week, so take a look at the photographs and work your child has been doing. We will be adding to this each week. You will find on Seesaw the instructions for your spelling and reading homework as well. If you have requested your Hwb and Abacus details on Seesaw, I will be sending these out in the next few days.
Next week, week beginning the 14th September we will be:
Focusing on capital letters and full stops in our writing.
Concentrating on place value and number bonds.
Learning the parts of the body in Welsh.
Thinking about things that we are responsible for.
We look forward to another great week.
Spellings - further Information
Please find below information regarding spellings. This information has also been added to Seesaw. Please check the ACTIVITIES section for spelling words and links to speed sounds to practise with your child. Thank you.
Please contact your child’s class teacher via Seesaw to receive your child’s Hwb email address and password and their new Abacus Active Learn username and password. New allocations for Abacus will be made to complement estimation work that is taking place in school this week. More information will be provided very soon about Hwb and a way to practise weekly spellings using this learning platform.
Welcome to 2ER
Thank you so much for coming to look at our class page!
Class teacher- Mrs Elizabeth Roberts
TA: Mrs Claudia Humphreys
We can't wait to get to know you all and to the coming school year where there will be lots of fun learning opportunities. We are looking forward to sharing learning experiences with you and watching you on your journey as you have lots of fun in Year Two. We have high expectations and encourage you to challenge yourself with the tasks you choose to complete. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
To begin the school year, we will be starting with a well-being topic that spans the whole school known as “Being Me in My World.” This will involve identifying hopes and fears for this school year, recognising feelings of worry and knowing who to ask for help.
We will be spending the initial half-term re-visiting maths and literacy skills that are essential to the learning process and ensuring that these are embedded alongside new concepts that we will be covering.
Items for school
Due to the current situation we are currently asking that children do not bring in any items from home other than specified items. These include water bottles and a packed lunch in a plastic bag or plastic sandwich box if not having a school lunch.
We appreciate your understanding on this matter.
More information regarding reading books and reading records will be provided very soon.
P.E. will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. In a slight change, children will be asked to come to school wearing their P.E. kit on this day for an outside P.E. session – weather permitting! Please could they wear a blue or white polo shirt, black or navy joggers/leggings, blue sweatshirt and trainers. No P.E. kits will need to be left in school at the current time.
Please send filled water bottles to school on a daily basis. Unfortunately, we do not have access to drinking water in our classroom building and in the current situation, we have restricted movement around the school too. If your child is bringing a packed lunch, please also send in a drink at lunchtime. Children will have their water bottles with them at the table, but it is helpful if bottles can be labelled or named with a marker as quite often there are duplicate designs. Many thanks.
Spellings will be allocated on a Friday via Seesaw for a test the following Friday. Information about spellings will be posted on Seesaw very soon. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask a question via Seesaw. Access to Seesaw will continue through the code you received in Year One. If you are new to Ysgol Pen y Bryn, you will receive paperwork that requires parental approval for your child to be able to use Seesaw at home and school. We will be happy to provide any further information should you wish.
Abacus login details will be sent home soon and these will be different from the details that your child has had previously. We will allocate learning activities where there is relevance to the concepts we are covering in class. Hwb login details will also be sent home at the same time. All children in Wales have an account that allows them access to many different educational tools that can be used at home and school. Again, you will receive details shortly about how to log in to your children's account. This again will be via Seesaw so please keep a lookout.
For those pupils who may have to remain at home and continue their learning, activities to complete can be found by clicking on the orange "Blended Learning" button below. Tasks will be allocated weekly. Once you have clicked you will be able to choose the week by date to see the tasks for the week. If you have any problems, please drop me a message on Seesaw and I will provide any further information you may need. Thank you.
Please come back and have a look at some of the activities we complete as the term progresses. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Please click on the link below to access the class newsletter.