Due to the weather forecast tomorrow and high...
Next Wednesday (30th June), Class 2 will be selling ice lollies at morning break. They are trying to raise money to buy some sports equipment. The lollies will cost 50p each and there is a limit of one per child.
Please send the correct money in with your child to make things easier.
We will be recording our play throughout next week. Please could you ensure that your child’s costume is in school by Friday.
Class 2 have been discussing whether all heroes wear capes and they have come to the conclusion that they do not!
We have been thinking about heroes in real life who are having to work extra hard at this uncertain time.
The children would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU!
Due to the school closure, I will be communicating and setting homework tasks via the school website and Seesaw. If you are unsure about anything or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me during normal school hours via Seesaw.
Your child will have brought home a pack of activities and worksheets to guide and support their learning at home. The work that is included in these packs should give you a good idea of the things that they need to continue to work on during their time at home.
Included in the pack is a new exercise book for your child to write in. They can write whatever they like in this book as well as the written tasks I will set. They can draw and doodle too, it is theirs to keep.
Some examples of text types they might like to write are:
I will also be setting extra challenges and tasks via Seesaw on a regular basis.
For any support or examples of these text types, please look on Twinkl which is a fantastic website that is offering free access to all.
There is a maths pack included and you can continue to support your child’s mathematical development by supporting them with telling the time (Yr 2 – to the nearest 5 mins), practising measuring and reading scales when baking, using rulers and tape measures. We have been working on counting money and giving the correct change and I am sure that the children would love to set-up a shop and show you how great they are at this!
Don’t forget to continue to read with your children on a daily basis. There are many art and writing activities that can come from a good story.
There are free ebooks on www.oxfordowl.co.uk which the children are familiar with.
We also have an Epic account so you can download the app or access on the internet and our class code is qnh8642. Children must first select student and then log in with the code. There have been some teething problems with Epic but I’m hoping it will work for most of you during school hours.
www.worldbookday.com also has some lovely resources and audiobooks.
Teach Your Monster to Read and Phonics Play are also free at the moment.
Alphablocks and Numberblocks episodes on YouTube are highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed by the children in Class 2.
Assignments will continue to be set on Spelling Shed for your child to access.
For any Instagrammers amongst you, I recommend following Oliver Jeffers who is a fabulous children’s author. He is reading one of his books every night at the moment. Five Minute Mum is also great for sharing activities that are fun and offer great learning opportunities.
This is a great opportunity for baking, arts and crafts, instrument/singing practise and outdoor adventures (rural and open areas only of course).
Learning is so much more than completing worksheets so let’s see just how creative and innovative we can be!
At Longnor Primary School, we recognise the importance of reading and strive to provide our children with a rich and varied library of high quality texts.
Children on the following book bands will be bringing home two reading books and their group read book: pink, red, yellow, blue, green and orange.
You will notice that one of these books will have a sticker on the front which reads ‘PD’. This stands for phonetically decodable. Your child should be able to apply his/her phonic skills and knowledge to decode the words in this text and should therefore develop confidence in reading.
The second reading book will be focusing on other important aspects of reading and these are usually noted inside the front cover of the book or on the back. This book will require more support from grown-ups as there may be unfamiliar words or spelling patterns in these books.
It is also very important to listen to your child reading their group read book each week as these books are not all phonetically decodable. Many of these books have been chosen to promote a love of reading and to extend your child’s vocabulary. Your child will require support to read these books, especially the first time they read them.
I am happy to discuss this with you further at parents’ evening if you have any comments or questions.
Thank you for your continued support,
Children from Class 2 recently entered a poetry competition and have received some more very exciting news.
Tilly Phoenix has been awarded as the runner up in the KS1 category in the Royal Forestry Society poetry competition. Her poem will be published on their website and on their Facebook page as “Matilda from Shrewsbury” to protect her identity.
Tilly has won a signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s poetry anthology “Where my Wellies Take me” for herself and one that is unsigned for school.
Congratulations Tilly. What a wonderful poem!
Children from Class 2 recently entered a poetry competition and have today, received some very exciting news.
Nancy Jones has been awarded Highly Commended in the KS1 category in the Royal Forestry Society poetry competition. Her poem will be published on their website and on their Facebook page as “Nancy from Shrewsbury” to protect her identity.
Nancy has won a signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s poetry anthology “Where my wellies take me” for herself and an unsigned one for our school.
Well done Nancy.
We practise telling the time everyday in Class 2 and it would be very beneficial if your child could continue to practise this skill at home. There are many games on the internet to make this learning fun. Topmarks have a variety of games, please see the link below.
Where My Wellies Take Me Poetry Competition
Class 2 have been learning about poetry and they have written some wonderful pieces.
We have discussed this competition in school and the children are very excited. They have had a go at writing poems about their outdoor adventures (the poems must be about adventures in forests/woods) but to have the best chance of winning, I feel that they really need to take their time over writing them and perhaps write a couple of rough drafts first. They can also work on the presentation of their poems by adding photographs or pictures. We even discussed the use of natural materials.
I thought that this would be a good opportunity to set some slightly different homework. Next week, your child will not be bringing their CPG homework book home and instead, I’d like them to work on their poem and enter the competition.
Please follow the instructions below and good luck!
Royal Forestry Society’s Poetry Competition
For World Book Day on the 5th March we are giving away 6 copies of Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s poetry anthology “Where My Wellies Take Me” to the winners of our children’s poetry competition. A winner will be selected in each of the categories below.
Age 5 – 7 (Key Stage 1)
Age 7 – 11 (Key Stage 2)
Age 11 – 13 (Key Stage 3)
1. Write a poem of any style about the adventures that you have been on in forests wearing your wellies. You may choose to include pictures or photographs of your adventures.
2. Send your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the RFS Office.
3. The closing date will be Monday 24th February at 12pm.
The competition will be judged by a panel of judges and will be announced on our website and social media on the 5th March for World Book Day. The winner in each category will receive a hardback copy of “Where My Wellies Take Me” for themselves as well as one for their school or local organisation. Full details and terms and conditions are available at https://www.rfs.org.uk/learning/teaching-trees/where–my–wellies-take-me-poetry-competition-for-world-book-day/
Tel: 01743 718493
SENDCO Email: email@example.com
Longnor CE Primary School
Frodesley Road, Longnor, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 7PP
Headteacher: Mrs L Edgerton
SENCO: Lisa Owen