The Power of Kindness
As the UK faces a global coronavirus pandemic, things can feel a little uncertain and even overwhelming. But, during these difficult times, one thing is clear: small acts of kindness make a big difference. Across the country, there has been an outpouring of kindness and children and young people can play their role too. By understanding what we can all do to help tackle this virus, they’ll gain a sense of stability and resilience. The power of kindness calendar helps children and young people learn about and carry out kind acts.
During the school closure you will find a number of useful websites and links to support your child at home. Your child should have an Education City login as well as a Reading Bug login to support their reading whilst at home.
Please can you ensure your child is reading everyday as well as learning their times tables.
https://www.educationcity.com - Please select the year group and try the revision activities
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk - Children will receive new books weekly to read
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk - Useful phonics games
https://www.twinkl.co.uk - Lots of valuable resources
Would you like to be featured on the school website/twitter page?
Then please email photos of yourself with what you have been doing at home to:
Don't forget to include your name and class!
We are really keen to have some photos of what your child has been up to during the closure of the school, particularly anything creative. We would love to see drawings, poems, thank you cards to the fantastic NHS and key workers who are making sure everyone is looked after and safe.
The photos do not have to be of your child but of the things that they have created. These photos may then be chosen to be published on Twitter.
If you are happy to share any of these creative masterpieces, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and class!
Online Safety - Home Education Activity Packs
The website Thinkyouknow was created to help parents get advice on and protect their children whilst they explore the online world. During this time away from school, whilst a lot of learning is being carried out online it is more important now than ever that your children are learning about how to stay safe online. Thinkyouknow have created home learning packs for children aged from 4 up to secondary age. Every fortnight they will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities for you to do with your child to support their online safety at home. Please click below to find out more.
There are lots of ideas on our Summerfield P.E. page to help to keep you all active and healthy during school closure. Additionally, School Games have put together weekly packs of physical activity ideas for your children to do at home. Parents can log in and track their children's activity levels, the details are included in the pack below:
On Friday we would normally be celebrating Victory in Europe Day otherwise known as V.E. Day. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II. We would normally be celebrating with street parties and other celebrations but those have had to be put on hold this year due to Covid-19. However the importance of V.E. Day and all that happened during WWII should not be forgotten.
Please use this time to talk to your children about how V.E. Day is a celebration of the end of World War II and a time to thank the brave men and women who fought for all of our freedom. Please spend some time talking about V.E. Day with your children and maybe try a few of the activities below.
Do you know what Music was popular at the time of V.E. Day? Listen to some of these songs.
We'll Meet Again - Dame Vera Lynn.
In the Mood - Glenn Miller.
White Cliffs of Dover - Dame Vera Lynn.
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters.
Year 2 Practical Ideas