Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School

Class 2

Wider Opening of School

Please click on the link below to view a letter regarding the wider opening of school. 

Wider opening of school 29th May 2020

Class 2 - The Great Outdoors - Map skills

MappppppA big thank you to Seren and her family for recording their bike journey that they went on yesterday. Here's what Seren told us:

"I had fun on a bike ride yesterday with my sister and Mum. We turned left and right a lot. This was about 10km."

We are indeed very proud of you for sharing kindness in our community and beyond; Seren's sister had made a bracelet for AgeUK so it needed to be delivered - thank you. Well done for cycling that impressive distance on your bike too - great exercising!

Can you spot any places that you recognise on Seren's map?

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The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 3!

Hi Everyone!

It seems lots of you have been out enjoying the lovely sunshine this week and are saving your baking for those cold and rainy days. However, the grown ups have been busy so here are our bakes this week.....

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JacobPlease continue to send in your bakes over the next couple of weeks, we love to see them.

Happy Half Term Everyone! xxx

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday, 22nd May 2020

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Good morning Class 2 and a very happy Friday to you!

Wow what a busy week we've had! Have you had fun with your outdoor learning? What was the best thing that you learned this week that you'll remember for a long time?  I think mine was when I joined a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, whilst sitting in my outdoor learning space; I joined lots of other teachers in our school family and we listened to the inspiring work that a lovely man called Baasit Siddiqui has been doing to help children and their families to be the very best that they can be.  I found him very inspiring and uplifting and I am now exploring the work that he has done. Baasit Siddiqui is running a family project which is definitely worth having a look at - there is a link on our school website.

ThinkReflecting is really important in our learning; it is really good to think about what we have learned, how we did it, what were the good things and where did we need more help. We would love you today, as we come to the end of the half term, to think about what you have learned this term, what can you do now that you struggled with before?  What is it that you still find a bit tricky and need a bit more work on?  What did you enjoy the most and want to do more of?  If you would like to send Mrs Hird and I a message, we will use that information to help with next term's learning ideas.

 

The very final activity for outdoor learning is linked to reflection.  We'd like you to get your body and mind into the place where you are relaxed and ready to reflect on what you've been doing, so today we'd love you to join in a session of Yoga.  Yoga started over 5000 years ago and with regular practice can help our mind and our clever brain to concentrate, keep calm and relaxed.

After a busy week of exploring, exercising and learning Mrs Hird and I are using our gardens as our learning space today and appreciating the space we call 'home'. Here are Mrs Hird and I doing our yoga poses:

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Please explore Yoga by choosing from one of these videos below and have fun doing it too.  Remember to check that your chosen space is safe and clear from any obstacles.  Have fun and perhaps share a Yoga pose or two with us.

 

Thank you for all of your hard work this half term and thank you for sharing your work - Mrs Hird and I have loved your emails and messages.  Please have a lovely half term with your family and keep safe and happy.  Please share anything that you would like to with us using our Class 2 email, which you can find below.

We're so very proud of you and miss you very much.

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird 

HOME LEARNING

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest. 

Thank you

 

Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 21st May 2020

Good morning everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!

Cute-happy-sun-animation-9Wowsers - look at my car thermometer from yesterday!

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It certainly was a hat, sun cream and plenty of water kind of day!

How did you get on with your right and lefts yesterday?

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I set Mrs Hird a challenge and asked her whether when she usually goes on her walk does she turn left or right? She told me that she usually turns right, so I asked her to turn left instead and to find out where that took her - look at the lovely photographs she sent me:

Map 2Can you see where Mrs Hird ended up? Do you recognise it? What little friend did she make?

When Mrs Hird sent me the photographs, it got me thinking all about maps and how we can follow them to show us where to go but that we also use them to show us the route where we have been - here's Mrs Hird's map which shows us where she had been:

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Take a look at this road map of Smalley and its surrounding area, can you see Smalley? What places are near to it?  Can you point them out on the map as you read them? Where would our wonderful, little school be?

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Perhaps today, whilst you're out walking, you might look at a map of the area where you will go, or you might have an app that tracks where you you have been, or you might draw your own map to show the places that you passed along the way.  Will you do as Mrs Hird did and go left instead of right?

Map 2.pngRemember to stay safe wherever you go and always go with your Mummy or Daddy. 

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Good luck and happy exploring - please send any work to share to our class email which is down below.

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird xx

Home learning

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

The BBC Bitesize today https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  is looking at our five times table in Maths.  We love to use 'Hit the Button' in class, here is the link to practise your 2, 10 and 5 timestable:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

In English, the BBC Bitesize is teaching us about the days of the week, verbs (doing words or action words) and using them in a diary. In Computing, it looks at what goes into making a computer game and how algorithms (a set of instructions/rules) work.

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer).

The Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#schedule looks like this today:

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Sharing learning

Thank you Honey for sharing your super scarecrow photograph with us.  The scarecrow is wearing the special Fox socks - can you spot them?

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Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 20th May 2020

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Wow it's 'Wonderful Wednesday' already! Half way through the week!  Can you remember how we split up the word WED   NES  DAY to help us to spell this tricky day of the week? 

WEDNESDAY'S WARM UP

Can you practise spelling the days of the week and months of the year to keep your Year 2 skills sharp?  What about taking some chalk or paper outside to practise?

Right - our task for today, as we take our daily exercise, is to know our left from our right:

LeftOur hands can be very helpful in helping to learn this. Can you see the capital L that my thumb and forefinger makes on my left hand?  This always helps me to remember because then the other hand has to be my right.  I also write with my right, but I know that isn't the case for everyone.

On your journey today, talk to your Mummy or Daddy about which way you are going -do you go left or do you go right?  Where do you go when you turn right out of your house? Where do you go when you turn left?  Can you remember the Green Cross Code for when we cross the road?  Please look at the video to remind yourself how to carefully cross the roads, always looking both left and right.

Please send us any photographs that you take on your left and right journeys today - children, always cross the road with an adult and take your photographs in a safe place, checking the space around you at all times to make sure it is super safe.

Here are Harry , Jess and I on our walk and Mrs Hird and her daughter on theirs- can you name the types of crossings we used? 

Walk

MhHome learning

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

The BBC Bitesize today https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  is looking at our two times table in Maths.  We love to use 'Hit the Button' in class, here is the link to practise your 2, 10 and 5 timestable:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

In English, the BBC Bitesize is teaching us about our letter formation for letters b, h, k, m, n, p and r as well as looking at describing words, which we know as adjectives.

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer).

The Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#schedule looks like this today:

Oak

Sharing learning

Thank you for the comment on the school website Edie, thank you for taking part in the exercise videos too:

EdieHere are Myla and her brother enjoying the amazing outdoors; Myla you look really busy doing your writing - I am very proud of you.  Myla and her brother are also doing their exercise on their bikes and on the trampoline- I think they're practising some of their techniques for Martial Arts:

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Here's Morgan enjoying the outdoors & keeping fit by climbing trees as well as walking - thank you so much for sending in your photograph, it really is lovely to see you and I'm proud of how high you've climbed!.

Morgan

Look at Seren's family amazing scarecrows for the Spreading Smalley Smiles - I love the Teddy Bear theme - awww is that Goldilocks?  Thank you for sending in your photograph for us all to share:

Scarecrows

Last week, we asked you to share a photograph of yourself in red, white or blue so that Mrs Hird and I could build a Union Jack picture.  Thank you for the ones we have received so far.  Please send them into our class email by the end of the week: class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

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Let's Pitch It Family! - with Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiqui

Exciting news! We have been working closely with Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiqui and can now announce details of an exciting competition involving the whole family - some great prizes are up for grabs!

Pitch it Family flyer

Hi,

Thank you for getting involved in this exciting workshop and competition. To get started WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-24hzdNX9A&feature=youtu.be to help you download your copy of “Let’s Pitch It Family”.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FILES: https://siddiqui-education.co.uk/shop/

The coupon code for your free copy will be texted out to you by school.

Once you have downloaded your free copy, watch this video to know which files to open first: https://youtu.be/6LrM-vCcrWQ

If you have any questions about the workshop, please email baasit@siddiqui-education.co.uk with the subject heading “Let’s Pitch It Family Query” followed by the name of your child’s school.

Good luck and enjoy!

Many thanks,

Baasit Siddiqui

Director of Siddiqui Education Ltd.

 

Let’s Pitch It Family is a workshop and competition where your child and the whole family work together to plan and present an idea for a television show. The ideas are sent back to Baasit as a completed workbook and two-minute trailer before the 31st of August. The winning family will win some prizes including a meal with Baasit and his family! As stated above we are lucky enough to be able to bring this competition to you free of charge - we will text out the voucher code you will need at the checkout when downloading your files at Baasit's digital shop!

Get creative, good luck and have fun!

Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 19th May

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Good morning children, happy, happy Tuesday!

Now you all know how much I love to sing and dance and it is certainly something that makes me smile on the inside and the outside! So I've taken inspiration from one of my pictures in my house and found a beautiful outside classroom today, right on my doorstep!

Dance

I'm going to do some exercise today in my outdoor classroom so just checking that the floor is even and there aren't any obstacles near to me.  I also have my bottle of water to keep me hydrated.

Remember to make sure that you are in a safe space with your Mummy and Daddy close by.

Here are some dance exercise videos to inspire your learning today. 

Let's do the three stages of our P.E lesson, like we do at school...

Right, time to warm up...

Now for the main session:

And now our cool down children:

Mrs Hird and I would love to see your outside classroom. Please send us photographs or drawings of you exercising in your outside classroom.  You might be using the videos and dancing like me or cycling, walking, running, playing football, tennis or catch.

Keep safe and make sure you look after your body when exercising, by warming up, cooling down and drinking plenty of water.

Keeeeeeeeeep dancing/moving!

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

HOME LEARNING

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Bitesize

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

Daily

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. The schedule for these televised lessons is included below. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

Oak2

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest. 

 

Thank you

 

SHARING LEARNING

 

A very special thank you to Eloise, Benjamin and Seren for sharing their learning. Their special place was Shipley Park and enjoying the wonderful wildlife that is right on their doorstep.  So beautiful children, thank you - I feel like I am there myself!

 

A Look what Seren found whilst pond dipping with her Daddy - please send us photographs as the tadpoles develop.
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Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 18th May 2020

TenorG9H8I5SQGood morning everyone - Mrs Hird and I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend with your family.

I've enjoyed celebrating my son's 13th birthday and Mrs Hird has been busy scarecrow making!

BEAUTY ON OUR DOORSTEPS

Mrs Hird and I have been keeping active whilst at home, as it makes us feel happy and healthy. 

Today Mrs Hird and I are each sharing a favourite place that we've seen whilst we've been out walking in our local area. 

Mrs Hird says that whilst she has been walking she has rediscovered the site of the old Shipley Hall.  Mrs Hird loves local history and really enjoys reading all the facts about the buildings and the Miller Mundy family that lived there.  Mrs Hird also loves seeing the beautiful bluebells that she passes along the way.

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Just across the road from our house is a beautiful little wood, where bluebells and blossom are busily appearing - as you can see our dog, Jess, loves it there too! As we enjoy our walk, we also love listening to the birds singing, the family chats about life and the sound of silence.

B and bPlease send us photographs or drawings of your favourite places that you have seen locally, whilst you have been out walking.  Let's share the beauty on our doorsteps.

Please send all photographs or drawings to our Class 2 email: class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk 

We look forward to seeing what your eyes have seen.

ABest wishes from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

 

HOME LEARNING

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.


Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Bitesize

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

Daily

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. The schedule for these televised lessons is included below. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

Oak2

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest. 

 

Thank you

 

SHARING LEARNING

 

Thank you for the photographs of Smalley scarecrows that have been emailed in - here is Taylor's and Seth's Scareboy and Scaredog - aren't they brilliant? 

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Here is Mrs Hird's - these scarecrows sure make me smile!  Have you seen any more children?

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Keep sharing your learning children- we love to see it.

Mrs Mason’s Monday Morning Message

Good morning children. I do hope you and your families are all keeping well. I miss seeing each and every one of you in our school every day and especially your smiles and hearing you laugh, play and learn together on our playgrounds and in our classrooms.

You have probably heard on the news and from your parents that some of you will soon be able to start back to school and that lots of people are arguing about this! At the moment there is lots to talk about so that we can all feel safe but I will be writing to both you and your parents as soon as I have more details. Until I can do that I don’t want you to worry but to keep working hard at home and enjoying this lovely sunshine.

Due to the lovely weather our theme this week is  ‘All things Outdoors!’ We want you to spend as much time as possible learning outside. Your teachers have planned lots of exciting activities for you and your family to get involved in because we know that some of you learn far better when you are outdoors! Also this week it is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and being outside, keeping fit and healthy also helps you to keep happy too!

During the past few weeks while we were only allowed out once a day for exercise I went to Shipley Park many times on my bike. It was so beautiful to hear the birds sing and watch the flowers grow, especially as it was so quiet while everyone was at home. I took lots of photographs to share with you ! I hope you enjoy looking at them on this week’s little film. See if you can spot somewhere you have been in our wonderful country park. I’m sure you will enjoy this week’s song too. Make sure you sing along …… just like in our Monday morning Assembly!

 

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 2!

Once again you have amazed us with your baking skills! Thank you so much for all your efforts and sending in your photographs. Please continue to share your bakes over the next week using your class email, ready for another gallery next Friday.

Have a lovely weekend xx

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