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Summer Activities

Well done Class 2 on such an amazing year and for coping with so much strangeness and so many changes - you've done brilliantly! 

 

Below this, I've attached a few activity booklets that you may want to have a crack at over the summer holidays. This will help you get ready for Year 3 in September - how exciting! Don't feel like you have to do these, they are just here in case you want to. 

 

Thank you so much for my lovely end of term goodies and for just being an amazing class to teach! I've loved having you in Class 2! Have an incredible summer and enjoy the sunshine - I'll see you in September!

 

Mr Daintree

Welcome to Dragonfly class (Current Y1's)

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All About Me

Home Learning Task: Friday 17th July 2020

Good Morning Class 2,

 

Wow, we've made it to the last day of term!? Well done for all your amazing efforts over the last month and the way in which you've managed learning from home. I've loved seeing all of your books and meeting you all this week at your transition meet & greets. Your last Maths task is to measure time in seconds and your final English task is focused on similes. Keep an eye out on Monday as I'll post some activities you can chose to do over your summer break - but you  need to focus on having fun and enjoying time with your families. 

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Mr Daintree

Home Learning Tasks - Final Week

Hello  Class 2,

 

I hope you've all enjoyed the Maths and English Tasks over the last few days. I've been really enjoying the list of things to do before you're 11 and 3/4 - Have fun completing these this week! Your maths task tomorrow requires you to have some things around the house to measure - you'll be looking at capacity. You'll  be reading an excellent poem in English called the 'Glamdrack' and looking at some prepositions.

 

Have a great day, 

 

Mr Daintree

50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4 

For this final week of term, as well as your daily English and Maths tasks, we’d like to challenge you to make a start on the National Trust’s list of 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾. A handy pdf of the poster is attached below, and you can find more details about each of the activities on the National Trust website here: 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list

Home Learning Task: Music [Friday 10th July 2020]

Good morning Class 2,

 

Happy Friday! Well done for all your hard work this week. Your final afternoon lesson is a music one, focused on a castle themed nursery rhyme. I've loved seeing all of the work you've emailed in this week and I look forward to seeing lots of you next week too! 

 

Have a good weekend,

 

Mr Daintree

Home Learning Task: P.E [Thursday 9th July 2020]

Good morning Dragonflies,

 

Your P.E task is attached below. As we'd be coming up to our sports day at this time of year, we would normally be practicing and competing in some of the sports day events. Instead of a normal P.E 'lesson', I've given you a run down of the sorts of races we have on our KS1 sports day, in order for you to give them a go at a local park or in your garden. Remember to take some snaps!

 

Mr Daintree

Home Learning Task: Topic [Wednesday 8th July 2020]

Good Morning Class 2,

 

I hope you've had a good week so far. Your Topic task is attached below - you'll be thinking about the Bayeux Tapestry today. A quick reminder - I would love to see your home learning books - if you've not yet brought yours into school, please drop it off! 

 

Have a great day,

 

Mr Daintree

Home Learning Task: Science [Tuesday 7th July 2020]

Good morning Class 2,

 

I hope your 'all about me' pages went/are going okay! For your afternoon lesson today, we're going to be thinking about the different life stages of birds and the sort of birds we might find in our local area. It will involve a walk/explore of your garden! 

 

Have fun,

 

Mr Daintree

Home Learning Task: All about me! [Monday 6th July 2020]

Hello Class 2,

 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the Sunday sunshine! Your Maths and English work is available above - Maths will be focused on multiplication and division this week, while English will be focused on instructions and verbs. For your afternoon task, I'd like you to complete an 'all about me' activity ready for your new teacher next year. You need to explain some of your interests and skills that they may not already know about you. All the information is on the letter below, so be sure to read it through carefully and email your work to your new teacher when you've finished (you'll have the week to finish!)

 

Have a great day,

 

Mr Daintree

HOME LEARNING UPDATE – 15/6/20

 

Hello Class 2,

 

I hope that you have had a good weekend. A letter went home to your parents on Thursday 11th , explaining that the teachers whose classes are not back at school yet, will now need to spend time in school assisting with the provision for Key Workers’ children. Instead of daily Maths and English activities, I will now be uploading a weekly unit of Maths and English work. I will continue to upload a bespoke daily activity based on one of our foundation subjects as usual.  

 

To access the new lesson resources, simply click on the star (for the correct week) on the class page. Inside, you will see an instructional PowerPoint for each topic (which you can refer back to through the week) and then a lesson for each day of the week in PDF form.

As always, do not worry if you can’t do everything, try your best - what’s most important is to have fun and enjoy learning.

 

I am really looking forward to seeing your Home Learning books. You can now share with me some of your proudest pieces of work by sending them to me at our new class email address: dragonflies@sheldwich.kent.sch.uk

 

Mr Daintree

Rapid Recall Facts

Performing Arts Week: Hakuna Matata

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Dragonflies

These are the staff who work in Class 2

Mr B Daintree  Class 2 Teacher
Mrs S O'Connor   LSA

We had an excellent trip to King's School last week. We made some casts of ammonites and had a wonderful tour of Canterbury Cathedral, looking at some of the marble used and the fossils embedded into the stone.

We've been making paint using charcoal and egg yolk. We created some Fire of London Sky-Scapes!

Transition to Year 2 presentation

‘High Frequency’ Words

All children in Classes R, 1 and 2 bring home a pack of ‘High Frequency’ words every week on a Friday. Some of these words are very difficult to sound out the normal way so they need to be memorised. It is very important for the children to learn these words as they will come up consistently in reading books. As the children move to Class 1 and 2, the words form the basis of the childrens’ writing.

We would like the children to spend just 5 minutes per day learning the words – you may like to devise a game with the words or write the words on paper to stick around the house!

Please keep the words in your child’s school bag so they can be used in school on a daily basis.

If you have any questions regarding ‘High Frequency’ words (HFW) please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Morrison, the Key Stage 1 Manager.

 

Class 2 Rainforest - Rainstorm Composition

Our first term of music culminated with a class piece, aiming to replicate the sounds of a rainstorm in the rainforest.
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