W/b 27th April
Hi everyone! Hope you are well and safe and enjoying the sun as much as you can whilst at home!
I hope you all got my letter last week - I know that there were lots of ideas on there but I thought it would be nice to write a blog too with some additional ideas for the week. Parents - please remember these are just suggestions in case you would like them - absolutely no pressure to complete them - you know your children best so you make the judgement about what your children need at this time.
If you havn't seen it yet - the bbc bitesize lessons are worth a look - this week they are starting on money which would be great practice for us!
Here is the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1
They suggest making coins which of course you can do but if you are lucky enough to have the real coins at home that would be even better.
There is also a great game on Top Marks that you will be familiar with - choose the mixed coins and start with finding the exact money and when you feel confident you can try the finding change game. Here is the link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money
Another great way to practice money is to play shops at home - make your own price tags and take it in turns to be the customer and the shop keeper.
Oliver Jeffers has been reading his books online and one of them was going to be one of our books for this term, "This Moose Belongs To Me". Here is the link to him reading it: https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/
Listen to the story and take notice of the lovely illustrations - the author actually explains how these were created after he reads the story if you wanted to keep listening!
As you have been learning about continents - maybe you would like to choose an animal that is native to one of the continents you have been learning about and create your own story. Think about your setting and describe it. Which wild animal would you find? What would you call it? What rules would you make for him or her and would they follow them?
You could use your toys to act the story out or your could draw the story either as one picture and label it or lots of pictures to create a story board. Some of you may prefer to write the story or act it out and video it - you can choose!
It is really important that we look after ourselves and each other - as you know I am missing you all very much and one of the things I am missing most are the happy tales that you tell me when you notice someone has done something nice or you noticed an act of kindness. So maybe this week you could write a letter, make a card or draw a picture and send it to someone that you are missing that you can't see at the moment and make them smile like you always make me smile.
I hope you have a lovely week,
Mrs Grassby :)