Hello , my name is Mrs Breaks and I am the lucky class teacher of the children in Class 2V. We have a fantastic full-time teaching assistant in our class called Mrs Blackman . We also have the support of Miss Fort on Tuesday afternoons.
If you have any questions or worries about school, please come and speak to one of us before or after the school day.
During the self-Isolation Period/Closure :
Our new class email is :
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have, ask for more work, or simply send me any photos of what you have been up to or the work you have done!
A message to you all from the teachers xx
A huge thank you to all the children and their families who became involved in producing the wonderful video message back to the school staff.
It was a fantastic surprise, which brought a smile to our faces.
w/b Monday 6th July, 2020
Hello Class 2V,
Myself and Mrs Blackman are still missing you all. We hope that you are all keeping well and enjoying your time at home, despite the very wet weather we have had recently! It's great to have fun, but please keep time for some learning every day.
You all need to show off and keep developing the excellent skills you have gained whilst in Year Two.
Keep scrolling down our website page, where you will see lots of links and pages to download to keep you busy! I am adding new things, including English and Maths activities, every week.
Why not have a look for some interesting film clips in our English? Or download some Times Table sheets from our Maths so that you can keep practising?
Remember,GONOODLE have some great routines and guided dances for you to have a go at this week. This will help to keep you fit.
Keep trying out new activities on Purple Mash. If you go on
2 DIY, 2count or 2animate, why not email me a photo, so I can put it on our web page?
Remember to read at least a little every day (Like me) You can read whatever you enjoy, but don't forget Oxford Owl. This gives totally free access to lots of exciting books, some of which we use in school. Please aim to read a book or chapter each day.
Remeber the links below for daily English lessons.
Have you clicked on the link to use the Library online?
I have read some fantastic books sent by the library to my computer for free.
Remember, there are lots of worksheets you can print from this page if you like.If you want some different sheets, Twinkl is a great website for every subject. For now,Twinkl is still completely free.
The BBC Bitesize daily lessons are really interesting. There are lessons to revise things we have done together, but also new learning to enjoy during the Summer Term.
Use the links on this page to new White Rose Maths each week. There are other Maths links to explore too. It would be fantastic if everyone in 2V spent time practising their 2,5 and 10 x tables. If you are a whizz at Times Tables, challenge yourself on your 3's, 4s or 11s as well. You were all doing so well with your Times Tables, so now is a chance to impress me when we get back together.
Most imortantly, enjoy yourself. Make sure that you are kind and helpful at home with your family. Maybe you could do some tidying up to make your grown ups happy? Perhaps you could help a younger brother or sister with their reading or schoolwork?
Remember, if you do some great gardening or delicious baking send me a photo for me to add to our page. I would also love to see any written work which you are proud of.
Your photos have definitely been making me smile:)
Don't forget,there are also links on our class page to many Virtual farms, zoos and museums for you to explore.
A big thank you to all the families who are continuing to work hard with their children to keep them learning. I am well aware that it can be quite challenging at times!
Hoping that you and your family stay safe. Look after each other-and remember to help out at home when you can.
Mrs Breaks and Mrs Blackman. x
Remember to scroll right down the page to find lots of useful and exciting links.
Here are some super photos from home, which children in our class have sent to 2V's email address.
Why not send me a photo or write me a note, so we know what you have been doing?
(Click on each photo to enlarge it.)
Why not investigate the Puffin Festival of Big Dreams? There are chances to meet lots of interesting children's authors and illustrators.
YouTube videos of the Puffin Festival events can still be accessed online.
We all know what a fantastic job the hospital workers do all year and the whole NHS is doing in our country right now. It is very appropriate that we celebrate Nurses' Day every year on May 12th. This date was chosen because it was the birthday of the very famous wartime nurse Florence Nightingale. (Did you hear about the hospital which was quickly set up in London? This was named 'The Nightingale Hospital' in her honour.)
You could find out about Florence Nightingale's life.
-WHERE WAS SHE BORN?
-WHERE DID SHE DO HER NURSING?
-WHY IS SHE SO FAMOUS?
-WHAT FAMOUS NICK NAME WAS SHE KNOWN BY?
-WHICH SPECIAL BIRTHDAY DOES FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HAVE THIS YEAR?
You could draw a picture of Florence Nightingale and send me a photo, so I can add it to our web page.
Super daily plans for an easy to understand and fun English lesson. Every link to a story you need, along with the ideas for each activity.
1. Class 2V are familiar with the author Julia Donaldson and her stories, which are the focus for Summer Week One.
2.The children loved Roald Dahl Day back in the Autumn and really enjoyed the Roald Dahl stories we have shared in class. These are the focus of Summer Week Two.
3.Summer Week Three moves away from thinking about stories(fiction.) Instead, the class will be focusing upon information texts. The interesting non -fiction links are all about Recipes.
4. Our class will really enjoy the theme for Summer Week Four, which focuses upon the 'Horrid Henry' stories by Francesca Simon.
5. Summer Week Five and Six focus upon the topic of Birds. Our class has produced great work before when exploring different animals and stories about them.
New Half Term
1.Summer Week Seven 'Be Brave.Be Strong', includes some lovely animal stories to make you think and some interesting activities about them.
2. Summer Week Eight should be fun, because the focus is the author Oliver Jeffers, who has written some excellent stories, including 'Stuck.'
3. Summer Week Nine is all about Poetry and includes some funny poems and nonsense poems to keep you entertained.
4. Summer Week Ten. I am excited to send 'Please Look After This Bear' plans for this week, because as most of you know, bears are my favourite animal. Some of your tasks involve a very familiar bear who loves Marmalade sandwiches..
5.Summer Week Eleven is all about The Zoo.
6. Summer Week Twelve, is called 'Prepare to Shrink to the Size of an Ant'- Doesn't this sound interesting?
If you have some super writing to share, why note take a photo to email to our class web site? I could add your photo to our page.
It is nice to have a routine for lessons, but don't worry if you have to fit them in whenever you can. You could spread one week's work over two, or ask your child which lessons they would like to start on if they have different weeks of English to choose from.
Once you have introduced a task, the children should be mostly independent in completing it, with a little support given if they need help.
Weekly English Activities with Video Links to relevant Stories or Information
You may need to create an FREE account for this site, but it has many READING BOOKS similar to those we have in school. Reading is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT areas of learning we recommend for our children at home - it is so important! Try and read a book as often as you can!
Online Maths Superstars of the Week
Well done my Mega Mathematicians !
A special shout out to Harry, Tianna and Dexter, who are leading the way with their online Maths.
Well done to Dexter who has been getting better and better at his 4 Times Table as he keeps practising on DoodleMaths.
Click the links below to access new Maths activities each week.
Here are some 2D (flat shape) worksheets and 3D (solid shape) work sheets for you to have a go at . Remember, there are lots of 2D and 3D objects for you to find at home, which you can borrow to help count features like corners and sides.
E-BOOK LINK:This is a link to great new book for young children called 'Everybody Worries'. It has been written especially to help children who are anxious due to the current worrying situation we find ourselves in. You may like to share it with your child.
R.E. Activities and Worksheets
Children can tackle these RE activities in any order and don't have to complete an activity all in one go. All the printable worksheets could be stuck into your homework book once they are completed.
As you will see, the final RE link includes a competition.
A piece of home learning about Sharing and visiting the Gurdwara for pupils in KS1 (5-7 year olds). Download
A piece of home learning about The Prophet Muhammad for pupils in KS1 (5-7 year olds). Download
A piece of home learning about the story of Noah and the Ark for pupils in KS1 (5-7 year olds). Download
A piece of home learning about Jesus for pupils in KS1 (5-7 year olds). Download
A piece of home learning about The Good Samaritan for pupils in KS1 (5-7 year olds). Download
A piece of home learning using NATRE's annual Spirited Arts & Poetry competition for pupils in KS1 (5-7 year olds). Download
Find out what's available for you and your family at home from our libraries. There's something for everyone. Check out all the resources on our Digital Library.. If you're not a library member join now.. If you need to reset your PIN or update your details let us know.. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and virtual events like our weekly Lego Club.
Live Steve Backshall Wildlife lesson for ALL AGES on his Youtube Channel every Wednesday at 9.30 am.
Easter break is over, but I will leave these activities here, incase you didn't get around to them.
I have added a document of Easter Activities which you can print off and complete and play the games, do the colourings etc.
There is also a good website with Easter links to RE and craft activities.
I have also attached a document from the Lancashire English team which has activities based on a story with lots of links to online documents. There will be one of these released each week after the break, so keep checking back on this page weekly!
Gonoodle.com is a fantastic website for Year Two children. It has been LOVED by previous class members. There are lots of dance and mindfulness activities to enjoy. Some are just for fun, whilst others are linked to areas of the curriculum.
Class 2V have always used the free elements of this website as a treat after SATs in previous years. If you explore, you will find songs, raps or dance routines which will quickly become your favourites. (Try Banana, Banana, Meatball!) There are lots of Gonoodle videos on youtube too.
It will be fun to do this together when we are back at school.
Do you remember the milk bottle elephant, sitting in our classroom? Whilst you are at home, with an adult's help with cutting the plastic, you could make your own Elmer the Elephant at home. Instead of using tissue paper, you could cut up old magazine pictures into squares,to decorate his patchwork body. It would be lovely to see your finished creations. Mrs Breaks
Colouring Sheets to Thank the NHS
Here is a chance to colour a beautiful thank you picture, which you could stick in your window to make people smile. It is a chance to say thank you to all the hardworking hospital staff at this difficult time for them. You could be even more creative and design your very own Thank you poster.
Within the workbook and worksheet pack your child will have at home are an endless source of activities . There are sheets within the workbook, with links to many useful websites for English, Maths and Science in particular. Each week we will be adding new learning opportunities from all areas of the curriculum to each class web page.
Please make use of the list of websites the children are familiar with below...
You may need to create an account but this site has lots of READING BOOKS similar to those we have in school. Reading is THE MAIN area of learning we recommend for our children - it is so important! Try and read a book as regularly as possible!
Another amazing site with a HUGE amount of activities, stories, games, worksheets for all subjects - English, Maths, Science, Geography, History... everything!
We were very excited to try out different salad ingredients.
It was hard to decide on which salad ingredients to include in our own side salad recipe. It was fun preparing our side salad, but we most enjoyed eating it all up!
We loved performing our Christmas play 'A Midwife Crisis'. Thank you for coming to watch us.
We had great fun enjoying 'The Twits' and finding out all about Roald Dahl and his fantastic characters. We enjoyed dressing up on Roald Dahl's birthday.
Thank you for all your donations for the Roald Dahl Foundation.
Fruity Fun !
In our Science lessons, we have been enjoying investigating things.
This week we were busy investigating if the biggest apples always have the most seeds.
Learning About Gawthorpe Hall
We spent some time learning about our local area.
We researched Gawthorpe Hall online and used the information to produce our own persuasive leaflets about Gawthorpe Hall for visitors.
Our class walked down to Gawthorpe Hall to explore and to produce drawings of the house.
Happy Friends in Class
Useful Class Information
Children will be taking a Spelling homework sheet every Friday. The words on the sheet will be checked in a Spelling Test the following Friday. Don't feel that you need to get the homework in quickly, you can keep it until the day of the next Spelling Test, so that the completed sheet can be used for practising at home.
Reading books are sent home daily. If your child has a thicker book, feel free to read a few pages each day, rather than rushing it. Just add a note of where they are up to, so that we can follow on from the same point when we read in class. To develop their independence, children are given time each morning to change their own book if they have finished it.
Doodle Maths and Numbots are available online so that the children can boost their understanding of Number-They have so much fun, they don't even notice they are learning new Maths and improving the skills they have! Children will be reminded of their passwords in class if they need help.
Our PE lesson is on a Thursday afternoon. Children need to have black shorts, a white t shirt and black pumps for this part of the curriculum. These items will be sent home every half term for a wash. If your child wears earrings, please remove these each Thursday.
Our Topic This Half Term:
Click on this link to see an outline of what we will be learning about in the next few weeks.