Year 2 Zoom Meeting

Hello everyone,

We are inviting the children to join us for a Zoom chat before we finish school for the summer holidays. It would be lovely to catch up and have a chance to say goodbye. Children might want to show a piece of work or activity that they’ve completed at home and should join only one meeting please.

You can join a Zoom meeting by going to Zoom.us and clicking ‘join a meeting’ or you can download the Zoom app on your Apple or android device.
You will need the following ID and password to join the meetings:

Here are the two possible meeting times…

Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 01:30 PM 

Meeting ID: 980 5006 7087
Password: 4dJpH4

or

Thursday July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM 

Meeting ID: 974 9085 1430
Password: 1UxLMY

If you join and wait in the ‘waiting room’ approximately 5 minutes before the start of your meeting, we will let you in when everyone is ready.

If you have any problems, please email me at mplawson@sbcschools.org.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you online as possible.

Mrs Lawson and Mrs Holmes

Myton Park Zoom Protocols
In order to comply with school procedures, we ask you to abide by the following protocols:
1) An adult must be in the same room as the child during the session.
2) This session is for the child’s learning; if an adult needs to contact the teacher about any issues, this must be done at a different time.
3) We encourage you to be available for the session. If there are exceptional circumstances and you are unable to make the time set, please let the class teacher know in advance via email.
4) The topic of conversation will be education based. Please discuss with your child about appropriate/ inappropriate topics. If your child mentions watching something or playing a game not age appropriate, we will have to explain this to them.
5) Suitable clothing must be worn by the child during the session, even on a hot day.
6) Sessions may be recorded for safeguarding purposes.
7) Virtual backgrounds can be used at home.

Year 2 Reading

Hello again,

I hope that you and your family are well.

First of all, I would like to say that I think you’re all doing a fantastic job with home learning. I have really loved seeing the variety of activities that the children have been uploading to Seesaw and it’s been fantastic to see them completing their online work through Lexia, Purple Mash and MyMaths. Spelling Shed, TT Rock Stars and Numbots are also very popular. Thank you for your continued support. I know it’s not easy!

Some parents have asked for a little extra support with reading so I would like to recommend Oxford Owl to everyone. This is a free website (you do need to register) which provides a wide range of e-books for children to read. They are categorised by age and by book band. If your child can’t remember their coloured book band, please get in touch. Oxford Owl also provide phonics resources,  links to author and illustrator activity videos, ideas for reading activities and support for parents.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

As always, if I you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Take care,
Mrs Lawson

Year 2 Lexia

Hello again,

I have updated Lexia for all Year 2 children, so they now all have home access with new activities set at the correct level. I have checked that each child’s log in works so that they are ready to start immediately.

Lexia is a great reading, spelling and grammar learning tool and has a variety of activities for children right up to Year 6 so there will be lots to keep everyone busy!

To access Lexia please go to www.lexiacore5.com and, if you have not accessed Lexia at home before, type in the teachers email mytonpark@sbcschools.org.uk. As Lexia is used worldwide, this ensures that you access the Myton Park area.

Children can then log in with the details sent home. Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive.

If you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Lawson

New Topic and Online Learning

Hello everyone,

I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break and are enjoying the sunshine.

Our Summer term topic is Muck, Mess and Mixtures so get ready to be creative! You could create an art gallery at home, follow recipes to make delicious treats, mix a new type of drink or make a mysterious potion. Your home learning pack also has some project ideas from Cornerstones.

If we were in school, we would be reading Ronald Dahl’s book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. If you have this book at home it would be great if you could begin to read it together but, if not, there is a Jackanory version available to watch on YouTube. (It’s a recording from the 1980s but the  Y2 children loved it last year.) I will be setting some activities based on the book over the next few weeks.

Thank you to everyone who has contacted me for their child’s Seesaw code. It has been fantastic to see the work that they have produced so far. If you haven’t been in touch for the access code, please contact me by email as soon as possible as I will be setting activities for the children to complete each week.

Can I also ask that all children who haven’t already done so log into MyMaths and Purple Mash as soon as possible. Children are set new activities each week and some children are yet to begin. If you are having problems with access or have any questions about the activities please contact me at mplawson@sbcschools.org.uk

Thank you for your support and hard work. I think that you’re all doing a fantastic job! If I can help in any way, please do get in touch any time.

Mrs Lawson

 

Home learning update: Introducing Seesaw Year 1-6

We hope you and your families are keeping safe and well at this time. Staff are working daily to provide you with learning opportunities and we would like to enhance what we offer further and try to help you as parents.

 

 We are introducing  Seesaw. Like lots of things, this is something new to us all and we would appreciate your support and patience with it. We understand that homeschooling alongside running the home and possibly working from home can be challenging. We just want you to have access to learning materials to use as best fits you and ultimately want the children to be safe and happy.

 

The first step: Could you please send your class teacher an email so they can send you your child’s unique home learning code.

When you have your unique code, you can log in on the seesaw app or online.

 

Year 2 Update

Hello everyone,

Thank you for all of your lovely emails. I really enjoy finding out about all of the learning and fun activities that you are doing together at home. Please keep sending them, I’ll always reply, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or are looking for more ideas about activities or resources.

I have updated all of the activities on Spelling Shed, Purple Mash and MyMaths. Please make sure that your child logs in regularly to complete them as they are updated weekly. If you’re having any problems, please let me know. MyMaths allows me to comment on each piece of work so that I can give advice where needed and send the children a message to say well done. Children should access the work on Purple Mash by clicking on the 2do icon, just as they do in school, but are also free to access any activity.

Of course, not all activities are electronic based and I hope that you are enjoying choosing activities from your English and Geography grids or from the topic activity sheets. I have had lots of messages from children and parents who are enjoying the workbook maths and spelling activities too.

Over the next couple of weeks, it would be great if you could build in some practical activities about telling the time on an analogue (not digital) clock. Children need to know which hand tells minutes and which tells the hour. In school, we start by going over o’clock and half past times, then quarter past, followed by quarter to. When they have mastered this, we look at minutes past then minutes to. I will be adding some time activities to MyMaths and Purple Mash next week to help children practise their learning.

I hope that you’re enjoying your time learning at home together. Thank you so much for everything that you are doing. I know that many of you are key workers, working from home or caring for relatives, as well as supporting learning for children of various ages at home. You are doing a great job!

Take care,

Mrs Lawson
mplawson@sbcschools.org.uk

 

 

Year 2 Home Learning

Hello everyone,

Just a note to say a big well done to everyone for a fantastic start to home learning in Year 2!  We hope that you are enjoying using your workbooks and writing in your learning journey.

You have already completed so many online activities and we have added comments to the work completed using Purple Mash and MyMaths. We can’t add comments Spelling Shed, Numbots, TT Rock Stars or Lexia but we do look at your work every day.  New tasks will be added each week.

Remember that you can email us at any time and we’ll send you a reply. We would love to hear about your learning or see some photos of the activities that you are doing at home! Thank you to the children and parents who have already done this. Maybe you are joining in with the Joe Wicks P.E. sessions, trying new crafts, building some amazing Lego models, baking delicious treats or practising your drawing skills? There are so many different ways to learn!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Even though we are apart for now, we are all still part of the Year 2 team.

From Mrs Lawson and Mrs Holmes

 

Year 1 2 3 Christmas Performance

For the performance tomorrow evening please could your child be back at school for 5:40pm at the latest. Please could your child come to the main school entrance and make their way to their classrooms where staff will be waiting.

Year 1 – Your alien head band and Christmas top/jumper should already be in school from the afternoon performance. Please ensure these are in school by the morning of Tuesday 10th December.

Year 2/3 – Your costumes are in school but please remember any extras you need e.g. tights, trousers, different shoes.

After the performance the children will change in their classrooms and be handed back to parents individually.

Thank you for your continued support.

Times Table Rockstars – Year 1 and Year 2 Battle

Let battle commence! Mr Harvey has challenged Year 1 and Year 2 to a battle of their times tables. Who will come out on top? The battle begins at 9.00am on Tuesday 26th November and ends at 3.30pm on Thursday 28th November. Please be part of the team and give some time to practising your tables.

Your child’s account should (or will have already) started in ‘Automatic Training’ mode to give your child appropriate questions to answer. There has been information given previously on the App about this.

Good luck!

The Year 1 and Year 2 Teams