Mrs Lea's Daily Message to her Class
How are you all today? I know it is all very strange at the minute, the things we take for granted are being missed. I already miss your smiley faces, stories about your weekend adventures and I know you must be missing my brilliant jokes! (Don't worry I have put some further down the page... enjoy!)
Things seem very different right now but remember if you are safe and well and with your families - that is the most important thing in the world.
Yes, do your work from your learning packs, but take time out to breathe and look out of your window, step into your garden and notice things that makes you smile.
I will keep posting jokes of the day, thoughts of the day and activities you may want to do at home.
Missing you lots.
Stay safe, stay well and keep smiling my little angels!
Mrs Lea x
Hi Team 2L,
How are you today? It's my birthday today - wish I could spend it with you!
Lovely to see the sun is still shining, hope you are doing PE and wellbeing outside. Has anyone had chance to start their dragons? I am still collecting bits and bobs - will try and put a picture of my Dragon Machine when I finish it...not sure it will look like a dragon - but I will try my best! As I say as long as you try your best that's all you can do!
Going to have a picnic with my children and Ralph in the garden. Will tell you what mischief Ralph gets up to tomorrow!
Big virtual hugs
Mrs Lea x
Hi Team 2L,
How are you doing? Hope you are well. I am missing you so much, I keep wondering when Lydia, Catherine and Mya are going to ask me can they sharpen their pencil, missing Jenson scaring me by sneaking up behind me and moaning at Penelope for swinging on her chair! I miss telling Noah, Miah, Demi and Gracie to check their work and s-l-o-w
d-o-w-n and Molly, Jorgie and Zakk to stop talking. Louie and Corey to stop shouting out to each other, Michael, Riley and Riley to go and sit down and get on with their work. Eva please wave to your sister she is missing you! Evie keep on smiling! Macy, Luca. Evelyn and Oscar you are doing a great job, keep going! Mia, Phoebe and Mia get on with your work and stop daydreaming... Reece stop telling me jokes I am being serious here! Miss Lester where are the postits? Jamie, Lewis and Joseph where are you? Oh, yes we still remember you too!
Oh, sorry I drifted off and suddenly I was back at Brookvale in our class - Happy days! Hope you can imagine our class as above and have a little smile!
More jokes today - they are as funny as ever!
Big virtual hugs - write a diary like Samuel Pepys as this will be your history and you can tell your children/grandchildren all about this.
Mrs Lea x
How are you today?
The sun is shining and the sky is blue,
hope you are smiling, I still miss you!
What have you been up to today? I have been chasing Ralph round the garden as his new game is pinching my slipper and then running round the garden happily! Then when he is too tired he lays on top of it so I still can't get it!
I have put teddy bears in the window so that children who are out for a walk can go on a bear hunt...this was a good idea but unfortunately this did not work as Ralph, yes, you've guessed it, decided to take the teddies in the garden and would not give them back. He is a pain but he is keeping me fit!
Will write again tomorrow. Keep smiling.
Mrs Lea x
Hi angels of 2L,
How are you doing? Hope you are well and getting to do some work but fun activities such as keepy up challenge, baking, drawing, making dens in the garden etc...
I am working with my children at home and they cannot wait to get their 'real' teachers back as they are not enjoying their teacher Mrs Lea - How rude!
Seriously, it makes you realise how important things like friends and routine are - we all have a little moan from time to time but really we are realising that these are the important things.
Did you clap for the NHS (Doctors, nurses etc) last night? Can you do me a favour today? Can you clap at 4.oopm for your families, friends and people you care about and show them how much you care? We are so lucky to have each other, always remember that.
Well, Ralph is finding socks at the minute to run round the garden with, he is so creative, every day he thinks of a new way of winding me up! He is getting 10/10 at the minute!
Big hugs and have a good weekend. Will write again on Monday.
Take care of you and your family.
Missing you lots
Mrs Lea x
How are you? Hope you had a good weekend. How are you feeling? Remember if you are worried about anything speak to someone - as I always say if you share your worries you half them and they become smaller and more manageable.
It is all feeling strange isn't it? I cannot wait to go back to school and catch up with you but until then I will keep writing to you. If you want to write me a letter now and then feel free and when we come together again I will read them.
We made some salt dough today - found some flour that was out of date so I didn't waste any food but we made rainbows, stars and unicorns. They have to be baked in the oven for 3 hours so as soon as they are done we will paint them and show them to you.
Also, Tia had to cook some cakes for food technology so we cooked them all by herself but don't worry I won't expect her to eat them all I will help her! Ralph is sitting down, licking his lips and keeps wagging his tail as he is waiting too - of-course we know dogs can't eat cakes but of course Ralph doesn't really think he is a dog!
Big hugs to you all.
Mrs Lea x
Hi My little angels ... yes I am talking to you, 2L!
How are you doing? I have been working on planning some activities for you for after the Easter Break so I will post this up for you on 20th April so you will have new activities to do. We will be reading a book about a little monster who is disgusting and when he has an addition to the family is NOT happy!
Hope you are well and keeping yourself busy. It's hard isn't it? Try to do some nature activities. Look at the poster on your right to give you some ideas that are easy to do and fun!
My children have been doing PE outside doing the Keepy up competition. Ralph is watching them at the door and is crying as he wants to play but they won't let him as he keeps getting in the way. Bless him, he is not happy!
Well, I was impressed with the Saltdough when it was finally done, still can't believe that you have to cook it in the oven for three hours!
Tia's cakes were beautiful and when we are allowed back in school I will get her to cook some for our class. They were yummy!
I will leave you with some pictures of our Saltdough creations - they were easy to make and took our mind off being bored!
Mrs Lea x
Before baked in the oven...
Baked in the oven and painted ...
In Computing we have been learning to code and we are super coders now! We have worked on Kodables, BeetBot, J2E Code and Discovery Code and we have worked hard and now know how to debug!
In PSHE we have been working on Happy Me, Healthy Me - we have gone over the 5 Steps of Well Being and know how we can keep our bodies and minds healthy - this is an important skill so remember to practise this at home too.
In Maths we have worked on multiplying and dividing, measuring in mm and cm, ml and l and g and kg and can identify and talk about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Our class books were: The Dragon Machine and the Dragon Sitter. We have done some amazing work and are becoming mBeore confident with noun phrases, adverbs, conjunctions and can use the four different types of sentences.
Year 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar booklet
Year 2 Expectations Booklet for Parents
Every morning the children will be given a morning activity. It is
REALLY important for your child to be in on time as if they are late they miss the input. The children have different tasks to complete and this is important as it helps us assess the children's understanding on previous targets.
Have you tried the Joe Wicks PE on Youtube at 9am ... Worth a go - gets your heart pumping...
Fruit - 20p for a piece of fruit £1.00 per week.
You will be allowed to take a number of books home to read but feel free to read books from home. Remember the titles that you would recommend!
Click here to access Topmarks maths website
Click here to access BBC bitesize maths
Click here to access Woodlands Junior Literacy games
In science we have been looking at different materials and now can identify, sort and test out their suitability. We have been science detectives and have enjoyed experimenting and investigating!
Music - We are working with Mrs Price and learning songs about Florence Nightingale. We are learning about different music instrument families - Woodwind, percussion, brass and strings. We have created posters to show you the different instruments.
Read your favourite book and then write a review about the story. Which character was your favourite? Why?
Have you read another book by the same author?
If you were the illustrator what would be on the front cover and why?
Welcome to Class: 2L
Please, try to do some of your work, if you get stuck do NOT stress, focus on the things you can do - and if you can go on the websites found down below there are some good, fun activities and games to keep your brains ticking!
Below is a suggested timetable to keep you children active... Again do what you can, when you can ...
Useful website whilst learning from home
Oxford Owl for Home – Free online books to read with your child
Lots of free resources for Primary age World e Books – Free online audible books to read
Phonics Play - to continue to work on their phonics work - phase 6 My Group Phase 5 Miss Lester's group
Username – march20
Password - home
Things to Remember:
To keep you self safe and well.
At the moment I cannot tell you dates and events that will happen as we do not what is happening...I will put dates up for you as soon as I can tell you.
I will update our website page each week so we can keep in touch.
Jokes especially for you ... Are you ready to laugh out loud? 1,2,3 ...
How do all the oceans say hello to each other?
What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A gummy bear!
What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
Today's Offering (Monday 23rd March)
Are you ready?
What do elves learn in school?
How do you make a tissue dance?
You put a little boogie in it!
What's a pirate's favourite letter?
What do you call a pig that knows karate?
A Pork Chop!
What do you call a cow on a trampoline?
A milk shake!
What do you call a sheep on a trampoline?
A woolly jumper!
More Jokes for today 24/03/20
How do you stop an astronaut's baby from crying?
How are false teeth like stars?
They come out at night!
What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
What kind of dinosaur loves to sleep?
More Jokes for today 25/03/20
What is a witch's favourite subject in school?
How do you talk to a giant?
Use BIG words!
What did the banana say to the dog?
Nothing. Banana's don't talk!
More Jokes for today 26/03/20
What do you call a rich elf?
Why wouldn't the crab share his sweets?
Because he was a little shellfish!
What object is king of the classroom?
Why was the maths book always worried?
Because he had so many problems.
Jokes for 27/03/20
Why did the teacher write the lesson on the windows?
He wanted his lesson to be clear!
Why was 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9!
Who are the smartest letters in the alphabet?
Why did the girl wear glasses during her maths lesson?
Because it improves di-vision!
Animal Jokes for you today... 30/03/20
Why do bees hum?
Because they don't know the words!
Why do birds fly south for the winter?
Because it's too far to walk.
Why is there a crab in prison?
Because he kept pinching things!
What happened to the cat that swallowed a ball of wool?
She had mittens!
What do you give an elephant with big feet?
Plenty of room!
Jokes for 31/03/20
Why did the man throw the butter out of the window?
Because he wanted to see a butterfly!
What do you call a fish with no eyes?
Why does everyone love cats?
Because they're purr-fect.
Where do the cows go with their friends?
To the moooovies!
Where do fish keep their money?
In a river bank!
When is it bad luck to see a black cat?
When you're a mouse.
Why is easy to spot a Cinderella fish?
They have glass flippers!
More tomorrow, you lucky class!!!
Thought of the Day
Remember you're BRAVER than you BELIEVE,
STRONGER than you seem and
SMARTER than you think ...
If you have good thoughts
They will shine out of your face like
You are amazing just the way you are!
Be the reason for somebody's smile.
Always do the right thing. Even if no one is watching.
Believe you can and you're halfway there!
One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
Remember: Mistakes are proof that you are trying. We learn from them.
In my heart always x
Do you know your 2x, 5x and 10x tables?
OK, Clever Clogs - Learn your 3x and 4x table
Do a drawing/painting in the style of L S Lowry?
We were going to find out about Antarctica this term. If you want to do this at home feel free. Find out about the climate, the animals and about Captain Scott. Do some pictures - what colours would you use for the background?
Use books, Internet and/or Twinkl to get more information. Feel free to be as creative as you want. Imagine if you could be transported there - what would you take for your journey?
Remember to wrap up!
Our Class Moto
Child of the Week and Star of the day:
YOU are ALL my child and Stars of the Day until we are back together ...keep being you!
Well done to all the children who have received certificates ... Keep reaching for those Stars!
We are still using Dojo points and the children have earnt lots of points, ask your child how many they have got so far.
You have all been little stars this week. I am so proud of you all. Keep smiling and trying hard.
Missing you already!
We will be continuing to work on the five steps to well-being.
We are already learning how to relax and calm down. Ask the children in 2L how they relax before lunchtime.
Our Topic - Belonging is packed with lots of things to learn about including: learing all about coding, being happy and healthy, friendship and making dragons! Our new class books - The Dragon Machine and The Dragon Sitter
Hi team 2L ...
I am writing this to make you smile... Here goes ...
Happy hens ...
I have made a dragon just for you like I promised!
I tried my best it's not the greatest dragon and resources were limited but I hope it inspires you to make a dragon of your own!
1. I did a plan and decided how I was going to get the mouth to open and close...
2. I collected by boxes and equipment to make my dragon.
3. I cut, stuck and made my dragon.
4. I painted my dragon with red paint because this is the only colour I had!
5. Shared it with you to make you smile!
Made for you with love!
If you want to write some stories if you can on Pobble365.com you will find some pictures that may inspire to write a story.
For those who haven't got access to a computer how about writing about one of the following:
1. Finding a dragon's egg
2. A new world.
3. A ruler for the day. What would you do?
4. A journey
5. A Giant.
Design a poster for children to keep smiling ...
- Display your poster to help you and your family smile.
Write a book review
Mini Project on
Organise your research
Diagrams with labels
Think about your audience
I have done an example of what I would like ... I know yours will be much better!