If you need some help or support with the Redwood Class home learning, or if you would like to show Mrs Kersey or Mrs Buckmaster what you have been doing, you can email them directly by clicking on Redwood Home Learning.
Mrs Jones would also love to hear what you are doing, you can contact her at Mrs Jones' Mailbox.
Mrs Thorne, our ELSA, is also on hand to provide additional support if you need it. She can be contacted at Mrs Thorne's Mailbox.
ParentZone are offering 3-month FREE membership to their Digital Resilience Programme Membership which offers resources for parents, plus unlimited access to the Parent Lounge, which is a specialist area just for parents packed full of resources to help families boost children's digital resilience and keep them safer online. This is for parents/carers to stay engaged and connected, to support them through school-closure.
Oursaferschools.co.uk: This site has lots of resources, covering a range of themes including how to discuss the virus with your child and online safety. Option to sign up for their free newsletter.
Thinkuknow The links provided aim to support families with managing isolation, well-being, home-education and behaviour – they include a colourful activity worksheet for younger children which explores the virus and their feelings, and new 15 minute online safety activity packs from ThinkUknow.Link to www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Friday 22nd May
Hello to all our lovely families!
We just wanted to wish you a lovely, sunny half term and hope you are all okay. We will be posting more home learning on Monday 1st June.
Take Care Everyone
Mrs Kersey and Mrs Buckmaster
Monday 18th May
Time is certainly flying by as we head into another week of home learning. We hope you are all well and making the most of these unusual times. Mrs Buckmaster and Mrs Kersey are missing you all, so thank you for your positive messages, it really means a lot to us.
As you look at the home learning this week, we wanted to highlight a couple of things that have changed.
At present, the activity sheets linked to the videos are not available but please still do the video as there are many opportunities for you to pause and practice the mathematics. It is a fantastic resource and the models will be very familiar to your children. There are also links to BBC Bitesize that complement the learning.
We are adding some different reading and writing activities that can be recorded in their home learning books. There are some tasks the children can do independently but will need support at the beginning with reading the story.
Please if possible take time to do some of the activities, we are putting a lot out there, so there is plenty of choice for you. However, we are not expecting you to do it all but if you want to go for it! Thank you.
Monday 11th May
Hello to all our lovely families. We hope you enjoyed commemorating VE day! Don't forget to send us any photos or emails about your home learning experiences. The weather has been glorious and we hope you have made the most of the sunshine. We are attaching home learning for this week below and it will follow a similar format each week. I just want to highlight the The Oxford Reading Owls website, where you can access on line levelled reading books. Please practice reading and if any of you are assigned to Reading Eggs (you know who you are!) we would like to encourage you to do this daily. It will make a big difference. Enjoy your week!
Mrs Kersey and Mrs Buckmaster
Monday 4th May
Hello to our families,
We hope you are all doing well and thank you for telling us about your adventures. After several weeks of home learning we are beginning to filter through many of the on-line resources and getting our head round this unique situation. Having discussed best websites with colleagues we are going to recommend the ones we would like you to use, as there has been so much help out there.
We are going to update our home learning page weekly and will enclose a word document outlining details for the home learning for that week. Please read through as this is where we will recommend the websites for your child’s learning. We hope this will be more useful and easily accessible for you.
We are also going to add a “Cracking Ideas Topic” page that focuses on the other foundation subjects that you might like to try with your child.
As always, we understand everyone is in a unique situation and we appreciate all that you are doing. But please be kind to yourselves, there are going to be good days and some bad ones. If there is one thing you can do, please read with your child. We now have access to levelled reading books on-line, which you will be able use with your child and all the information will be located on the home leaning word document. Have a wonderful week!
Monday 20th April
Hello Everyone! We are back and raring to go! We do hope you had a fantastic Easter Break and enjoyed much of the sunshine!
As always we have been busy preparing some home learning for you all. The home learning we have planned for is for the next two weeks. It is really important that you decide how much your child does but we are putting lots of activities out there for you with no expectation of having to do it all. However please keep reading and if you can, tackle some of the maths learning! So here goes….
We have continued to add more 2Do activities on Purple Mash this week so check it out!
Please continue with the spelling practice on Purple Mash and below are the dictation sentences that you can use to check how well your child has remembered the spelling pattern/rule. Dictations are added below
The Hampshire Music Service have put together some music lessons for you called One Hit Wonders so take a look at the power point below.
We are uploading the next Maths Mat 3 and 4 for your child to practice and learn.
Also for Year 2 please could you complete Test 7 for the Maths/Reading SATs home learning books.
Please, please, don’t forget the Whiterose maths home learnng link............... https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
We are now in Summer 1 so look for the week commencing 20th April! They are really good!
Our science learning this term is all about animals and we would like you to learn about classification of animals such as birds, mammals and amphibians etc....BBC Bitesize is an excellent resource to get you started.
We hope you have a wonderful 2 weeks and enjoy the outdoors as much as you can. Look forward to hearing how you are all getting on. Stay safe and we will be in touch soon.
Lots of Love
Mrs Kersey and Mrs Buckmaster
Friday 3rd April
Dear Year 1 and 2,
Hope you are all well? We have been missing you all so much and it has been so lovely to receive your messages and posts on our year group blogs. We just wanted to say a big WELL DONE to you all and remind you to say thank you to your parents for working with you.
The weather has been glorious so we hope you have had lots of time playing in your gardens.
We both would like to wish you and your family a fun and Happy Easter. We will be back in touch on Monday 20th April.
With best wishes
Mrs Kersey and Mrs Buckmaster
Monday 30th March
We hope you have had a restful weekend. We are going to upload another maths mat which you might want to try this week with your children. Don't forget to look out for Story Time with David Walliams. Don't forget to Blog on Purple Mash and post photos and share with your friends things you have been up to. Try to do the spelling dictation sentences. You do not need to print them out but just read the sentences to the children for them to write and practice their spellings.
Also we have set a new list of 2Do activities starting from today on Purple Mash. We are enjoying seeing their scores and results!
Year 2 - Please can you do Test 6 in your Maths and Reading SATs home learning books. Parents please can you check and mark, as the answers are in the back of the books.
Thursday 26th March
We have set up a class blog on Purple Mash so that your child can keep in contact with their class friends and us. All blogs will be read first by ourselves before they are posted.
To access the Year 1 or Year 2 class blog, logon to Purple Mash. Click on Sharing, then Shared Blogs. You will see Year 1 Class Blogs or Year 2 Chatterbugs. Click on this and you will be able to read any blogs which have been posted and approved by us. Your child can add their own blog for the teacher and class to see by clicking on the green + tab. A box will then appear where your child can add a fun title, summary and message. Remember to save the post! We look forward to keeping in contact with your children. HAPPY BLOGGING!
It's been brilliant that some of you have been using Purple Mash and we can see all activities that you have been using from your 2DO list.
Not all the activities have an option for teachers to comment on but when we can, it will appear in your ALERT folder. We can see all your scores and results, so keep it up!
We will be uploading more Maths Activity Mats on Monday so remember to keep checking our class page!
Wednesday 25th March
Hello Children and Parents,
We hope you are all staying well and enjoying the beautiful weather in your gardens and enjoying home learning with your families. We miss you all so much. Just wanted to signpost you to the following maths website below:
As a school, we use 'White Rose Maths' activities to support and enhance our maths teaching and learning. The White Rose Hub are putting together home learning resources; including worksheets, video guides and answers, for each year group. It is really worth checking out! Please keep checking back onto 'White Rose Hub Maths; as more will be added, weekly for home learning. Hope this helps.
Also we are sure you are aware by now that Joe Wicks is doing a daily PE session every morning. Enjoy keeping fit with your children!
Mrs Kersey's/Mrs Buckmaster's Messages
Week Beginning 23rd March, please can all of Y2 complete Test 5 in their reading and maths SATs books.
Please take note of all the documents we have uploaded on this websitre. Many of these activities are ongoing and can be explored by the children. There is no set date for these to be finished. However on Purple Mash there will be some 2Do activities which would like completed and we will update this fortnightly. Also make the most of the time with your children to do craft, cooking, gardening and sewing! (Please see the Home Learning support letter for more ideas) We hope this will be a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
Best Wishes and hopefully see you soon!
Mrs Kersey and Mrs Buckmaster,
P.S. The Science is for both Year Groups not just Y2
Oliver Jeffers! Famous Author Reads a story every night! Take a look and listen to a book!
Or you can send an email directly to the class email address