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Class 2b

Welcome to Class 2B (Year 3/4)

 

Class Teachers:

Miss L Butler (Mon, Tues, Weds am) lbutler3@arnoldmill.notts.sch.uk

Miss L Hillary (Weds pm, Thurs, Fri) lhillary@arnoldmill.notts.sch.uk

 

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Hussain (Mon-Thurs)

Miss Barker (Fri)

 

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Update 18.5.20

  • In our PE section of home learning, we have added a booklet called The Joy of Moving. There are some great ideas for PE at home in there so please take a look.
  • Speaking of moving - did you know that this week should have been National Walk to School Week? We obviously can't do that now but why not try some of these challenges whilst you are out walking with your families?

 

  • We have added a new art competition today, with some great prizes up for grabs. See the competitions page for more details.
  • We have added more ideas for outdoor learning in our outdoor activities page.

Update 13.5.20

  • Fancy earning yourself a Blue Peter Badge? Take a look at all of the information you may need in the 'Class Challenges' section. We have also uploaded a grammar challenge on Sumdog this week so go on, challenge your friends to a competition!

Update 8.5.20

  • In the Reading and Writing page of the Home Learning section, we have added an online link to the exciting book 'The Iron Man' which we would have been reading together in class. There are also lots of brilliant activities to test your reading, writing, drama and DT skills on there - take a look! There are also some new weekly challenges in the Challenge section and some new spelling and maths challenges on Sumdog.

Update 6.5.20

  • We have added a new activity to the PSHE section of our Home Learning page called 'Ready to Ride', which is all about staying safe when out and about on your bike.
  • There have been some new maths and spellings challenges set on Sumdog. Please contact us if you need a login.

Update  4.5.20

  • If you are following the BBC Bitesize timetables for maths, please note that the White Rose maths lessons (in the maths section of home learning) link directly to the Bitesize lessons, so you will find it helpful to view them both if you are working through the daily lessons.
  • This coming Friday is VE Day and marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. We have created a VE Day page in our home learning section and will be uploading work and ideas, throughout the week, for you to celebrate this special day.
  • Check out the competitions section of home learning - we have uploaded some new ones and there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs!

Update 30.4.20

  • Take a look in the PSHE section of Home Learning to view the new Home Learning Pack on Online Safety and The Kindness Calendar. Each week we will update the calendar with a weekly timetable of activities for showing kindness to others heart

Update 22.4.20

  • Today is World Earth Day. Can you use your computing skills to search the internet and find out what this day is about?
  • In the PSHE home learning section there is a new road safety worksheet for you to complete.
  • We have added the new 'Summer Term Overview' for you to see what we would have been learning about in school and some new and fun 'Summer Term Activities' in the 'AMP Challenges' section of the Home Learning section.

Update 20.4.20 -

  • From today, BBC Bitesize are uploading daily structured home schooling lessons for a range of subjects. The lessons are tailored to each year group and many include really useful teaching videos. To see the timetables for this week and access the link, please scroll down to the home learning section.
  • A new social media campaign called #ThankOurChildren has been launched today. Please also scroll down to the home learning section for details.

Update 18.4.20 -

  • Some new resources have been added in Science, Themed Activities, Music, PSHE and new age-related daily lessons in English and Maths - working on skills that would have been taught in the Summer Term at school. 'Teacher Notes' and planning are available in the zip files too. Have fun!

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52290976

 

 

Class 2B - Please remember to stay safe and look after each other.

 

Remember to follow the rules we made in the class rap we wrote together:

 

A Little Bit of Faith

 

Let’s all remember to keep our hands clean,

It’s so important, do you know what I mean?

Rinse with water then squirt with soap,

Wash them thoroughly so germs can’t cope.

Into your elbow is where you cough,

Then clean your clothes to wash the germs off.

Please don’t panic, please stay safe,

Let’s have hope and a little bit of faith.

 

Please continue to work hard at home.

 

We know things are very different for you right now but we also know that each and every one of you is amazing and we would like you to continue to learn and develop your wonderful minds at every opportunity. We will try to update this page with ideas and activities for you as much as possible, but you can also carry on with your usual home learning:

 

  • Reading at home at least 3 times a week (it would be a nice idea to read to younger siblings or Facetime relatives and friends who you are unable to see and read to them) - you could read your reading book, cookery books, menus, leaflets, magazines or appropriate internet research.
  • Work on your times tables (TT Rockstars)
  • Check your ActiveLearn account for maths - you could also practise telling the time (Year 3 analogue, Year 4 analogue and digital)
  • Learn your spellings (Remember to go back over the ones we have already done too!)

 

We'd love it if you could fill in this Report Questionnaire with your child whilst they're off, and email it to Miss Hillary and Miss Butler's email at the top of the page - Thank you!

Summer Term Overview

Our Learning

Shining Star -                                 

                                                Our Shining Stars are...

                                                             All of Class 2B!

                                               

For all being so resilient, hard working, positive and always making the adults in 2B smile! We are very proud of each and every one of you. Great job 2B!

                          

 

Spring Term

Please click the document below to view our learning for this term.

 

Geography

If you would like to continue to work on your map reading skills at home take a look at Map Zone -

 

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/

 

Useful information for this half term

Year 4 Swimming

Year 4 swimming starts on Friday 6th March. Further details are in the letter that was sent home, which can also be found in the letters section of the school website.

 

PE

 

  • P.E for 2B is on a Monday afternoon and Friday morning.  Please can you ensure your child has both their summer and winter kit in school including suitable footwear as they will be doing some sessions indoors and others outdoors. Please make sure ALL P.E kit is labelled and studded earrings are either removed or tape is brought in to cover them safely.

 

Music Lessons

 

  • If your child plays a musical instrument, please remember to bring it in on the day of their lesson. 

 

Reading at home

 

  • Please read at home with your child at least 3 times a week- it really makes a difference! smiley (Green Cards and a stamp on the reading challenge are rewarded every Friday morning for that week and we count weeks from Friday-Friday to include the weekend)

 

Spelling

 

  • Children in Year 3 and 4 are set weekly spellings to practise at home which will be stuck in  their diary on a Friday and link to the spelling rule learnt that week. Please ensure you look over their spellings regularly as taking the time to learn these will greatly affect their achievement and confidence in their weekly spelling test which takes place on a Thursday. 

 

Times tables

  • Each week on a Monday, children will have a timed times tables test. Across the school, the children are working on a progressive new system which involves practising old times tables as well as introducing new ones. The children will begin on Bronze, and once they score full marks on all 40 questions involving multiplication and division, they will move onto Silver, and so on. The children all have a login for Timestables Rockstars and this links with the test they are set at school so practising on here at home will be helpful.  Please see the attachments below to see the structure of the times tables tests your child will be learning. 

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February 2020

 

For Safer Internet Day, we made predictions about a text using this image. We thought of and discussed a lot of important words that might give us clues about the story - predator, prey, danger, suspicious!

 

We then read Chicken Clicking, where the main character makes lots of mistakes online; including using someone else's identity to buy things, posting personal details online and arranging to meet someone she had met online, without telling an adult. We talked about why these things are wrong and what she should have done instead.

 

 

We then created TV news reports to ensure that other people are aware of the dangers of not being careful online.

English Focus

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This half term, our English focus is based around the story The Silent Blue Book. You can watch it here!
What do you think the meaning of the story is?