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2nd July 2020

I hope you are enjoying the last few days before we return to school. Remember to practice your reading using Bug Club and your times tables using Times Table Rockstar.  Below is the timetable and resources for the next two days.  I am in school for the next two days so will reply to any emails as quickly as I can

Have a great two days and enjoy the weekend.

Mrs Plester

1st July 2020

Welcome to a new month today.  I cant believe it has been over three months since we have been in school. It will be so lovely to be back.  There is a letter being sent this week to tell parents exactly what is needed and what to do for our return,  The biggest change is that we start at 8.30 in the morning so you will have to get up earlier but it means we go home earlier. The classroom is all set up and you will each have your own table and chair and things but it is not frightening just a bit different.  It is going to be fun to be back together.

Today I have set your work and I will then set work for the next two days.  Next week there will a timetable for three days of work for those of you attending school for two days plus extra activities for those not joining us.  I will only be available online after school.

Hope you have a great day

Mrs Plester

Modeshift Stars

 

Hello all! As a school, we have worked hard to achieve our Silver award from Modeshift STARS. Modeshift STARS (sustainabe travel accreditation and recognition for schools) is a national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. In order to retain our silver award, regular travel surveys are carried out in class to track how children are traveling to school and how they would prefer to travel to school. Due to current circumstances, we need your help by completing the survey at home! All you have to do is send an email to your class email account stating how you travel to school and how you would prefer to travel to school! For example: I walk to school but would prefer to take my bike. It's that simple! I have attached a copy of the hands up survey that teacers would usually complete in class to give you some ideas of some different modes of travel.

 

Please can you send your replies by Monday 6th July, and thank you in advance for taking part!

Keep up the good work and, most importanly, stay safe!

Miss Larkin :)

 

Modeshift STARS travel survey

30th June 2020

Good morning

Having spent a busy day in the classroom preparing for us to return to school on Monday I am going back to finish it off.  It is so exciting to think that we will be able to meet up and learn again even if it it is a bit different, I have put up the timetable for today and will try to be online after lunchtime.  

Have a great day

Mrs Plester

 

29th June 2020

Good morning

Today I am going to be very busy in school as I am rearranging our classroom for our return next week.  I am so excited that we will be coming back even if it is not quite the same as before.  I will post pictures of the classroom once I have finished so that you can see what it is like.  In the mean time I have posted the timetable and work for today.  For those of you who have sent me work to look at I will reply this afternoon.  

Have  a great  day 

Mrs Plester

 

24th June 2020

Good morning I have attached the timetable for the next two days.  I am very conscious that it has been and will be extremely hot so I have tried to make the timetable as light as possible.  We are continuing our Geography project  by looking at the continent of Africa.  If you need any other work for symmetry in maths please let me know but I think the challenges are sufficient to keep you all going.  I have enjoyed the stories I have received so far and will try and send back my suggestions to improve as soon as possible,  I am in school for the next two days so may not be online as much as I have been this week but I will try and answer your queries as soon as I can

Enjoy the hot weather and try and keep cool.

Mrs Plester

23rd June 2020

Good morning

We are now back on track.  Today I have put the time table up for the next two days.  There are lots of resoucres to help with your investigation of symmetry for you to work through.  Some involve shapes and pattern making as well as drawing.  I also look forward to reading your stories that you are going to write.  The geography is all about world climates and where different animals live.  I hope you have a lovely day as this is meant to be the hottest day of the year so far.  Enjoy the sunshine and drink plenty to stay cool

Mrs Plester

22nd June 2020

Good morning I hope you all had a great weekend.  I wish to apologise as I thought the files for Fridays work had loaded and by the time I had realised it was too late.  So today I have loaded these files for you to use as the work for Friday can be completed today.

Best wishes

Mrs Plester

Amelia's Geography Work

Amelia's Geography Work 1
Year Two have been creating dinosaur stories as part of their home learning,  They have tried to create books using illustrations.  They have been working hard and here are some of the work they have created.

Mathew's story

Mathew's story 1
Mathew's story 2
Mathew's story 3
Mathew's story 4

Isla's story

Isla's story 1
Isla's story 2

Tommy's work

18th June 2020

Good morning

Attached is the timetable for the next two days and the files.  I will be in school for the next two days so will answer any emails as soon as I can.  I look forward to seeing the work you have done.  Enjoy the symmetry activity.

Have a good day

Mrs Plester

17 th June 2020

Attached is todays work. We continue with our geography today looking at the differences between climate and weather before we move onto climates around the world.  I hope you have a good day as I believe that the weather is going to be very changeable.  

Mrs Plester

 

16th June 2020

Good morning 

Another lovely sunny day which I hope you are enjoying, I thought today for art we would try something new.  Year one have been using the video of Draw with Rob who is an author and illustrator and they have loved it.  I thought we would have a go.  Please let me know if you liked it and send me your drawings. 

The comprehension is a little harder this week.  Have a try at it starting on the first level.  You might have to discuss some of this with an adult and do some investigating. Due to this being quite time consuming the phonics this morning is a bit easier.

Keep safe and well

Mrs Plester

15th June 2020

Good morning.  I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine.   This week in maths we will continue with learning to tell the  time,  If you can tell the time accurately by the time we return to school that will be a wonderful skill to have mastered.  We continue with our geography and begin to look at the world using maps.  Have a look on the internet for places that interest you and see if you can find them on a map.

As always I will be online from 9am to 3pm if you need any help or to just send me your work.

Have a lovely day

Mrs Plester

 

12th June 2020

Good morning

I have put up the suggested timetable and relevant files.  In maths we are returning to look time as this is an important life skill.  There are various levels of worksheets but please do not attempt the worksheets for that level until your children can tell the time verbally.  So level one is tell the time to the hour and half hour.  If they can do it verbally attempt the worksheets and then move on,

I will be in school today so my responses to you over the email my be slower than normal but I will get back to you when I can.  Keep sending me your work as I enjoy seeing the progress and I am there to help you.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Plester

10th June 2020

Good morning

The timetable is set for today.  The maths is less today due to the creative writing task.  I look forward to receving your work.  A new timetable will be set for the next week.

This is a video link recommended by a parent that they have found useful in teaching fractions thttps://youtu.be/p33BYf1NDAE

This link is a story explaining  how a compass works

https://youtu.be/RvWGa9UJplw

Have a great day

Mrs Plester

9th June 2020

Good morning.  The weather seems to be better today.  I have attached the files for today's lessons.  As always I am available online from 9am to 3pm to help.  Please if you can, continue with the fraction work and if you need different sheets contact me. When tackling the geography I have tried to make it practical and you can approach this in any way you like.  I have attached a file with a simple basic map of a town but if you wish to create your own town there is a site that allows you to print out sheets and pictures of shops etc to make your own town.  There are various games online to build your own town. I look forward to seeing your work today.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Plester

11th June 2020

Good morning

We have come to near the end of of our topic of fractions of shapes and I have given you time to complete and practice any parts of this you need to revise.  For those who have completed the fraction work I have set up some challenge activity mats to revise some of the skills we have learnt over the year.  There are six of them.  You do not have to complete all of the mats but have a go at some of them.   The history topic continues with Queen Elizabeth I.  As always I am on line from 9am to 3pm to help and really enjoy seeing your work.  I try and put some of the work up on the website for everyone to see.

Have a lovely day

Mrs Plester

7th June 2020

Good morning.  I hope you have had a good weekend.  The work for the next three days is now available.  I will put the files the files that support up daily as there is quite a few.  For phonics I have attached power point presentations to help you.  All you have to do is run through the presentation using the slideshow icon in power point.  I hope that this helps.  With the maths I will put up a selection of worksheets that you can work through at your own pace.  If you need any help or want work that is a bit harder please contact me by email and I will help you.  I am available from 9 to 3 daily.

Have a great day

Mrs Plester

 

4th June 2020

Good morning

I have attached a timetable with the next two days work on it.  I will be in school tomorrow so although I may be on line it will be not as often as I would normally be. However I will get back to you as soon as I can.  We are starting a new book which is one of my favourites.  It is called ' The Queen's Knickers'.  Watch the video and enjoy.    Don;t forget to look down further on this page and see the lovely stories I have put up so far.  If you want yours to appear please send it to me.

Have a lovely day and I look forward to seeing your work.

Mrs Plester

 

3rd June 2020

Good morning 

Exciting news.  Year 1 have challenged Year 2 to a tournament of times tables on Times Table Rock Stars.  So quickly get your log in and get busy playing the games so we can get the most points .  I am sure that we can win.

Work today has been set.  If you have any problems please email me. I am online between 9am and 3pm.  In future the time table for work will run from Wednesday to Wednesday and I will put up the whole weeks work so that you can do it in the order you wish.  I suggest you do the English and Maths in order as there is a pattern to the learning.

I hope you all have a good day and I look forward to seeing your work.

keep safe and well

Mrs Plester

Good morning and welcome back to our second half term of the summer.  I hope you had a lovely holiday.  The weather was so lovely and I managed to work in my garden and enjoy the sun.  Please make sure that you log into bug club and time tables rock stars.  For reading books Bug Club is now the only way you can get levelled reading books from the school for home as we are not allowed to give the children any reading books from the school due to government guidelines now.  I can see the children's activity on both these websites and can alter reading bands and tables as needed.  I will be available to contact vis email between 9am and 3pm every day for the next two weeks.  So if you have any queries regarding the work or how to help your child please contact me and I will try and get back to you as quickly as possible.  

The writing I received from the children in the last week of term was wonderful and I will be posting their books online to this site today,  I am so glad that they enjoyed it.  I look forward to seeing their work and hope that my suggestions and feedback encourages them at home.  Photos of the work or word documents are best.

I have started at a gentle pace for the first day back with some activities that are fun and they can do independently if needed.  

If you have any questions or just want to show me your children's work, please contact me via the year 2 email account which is Year2@leverstockgreen.herts.sch.uk.  I look forward to seeing your work

Have a lovely day 

Mrs Plester

 

21st May 2020

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far and I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine.  Thank you to all of you who have been sending me the drafts of your stories.  I try to get back to you the same day but it is a little difficult if I am in school as I was yesterday to do so.  I will be in touch today.  If you want to send your stories or pictures of the work you have completed please do so.

 

I have set the work for the next 2 days and I hope that you enjoy it.  

Keep safe and welll

Mrs Plester

20th may 2020

Good Morning.

The weather is beautiful at the moment and I hope you are having some opportunities to enjoy it.  Thank you to everyone who has sent their stories to me.  I have really enjoyed reading your work.  If you have not sent your story please do either as word documents or photos.  Word documents are easier as I can download and annotate with suggestions to improve but understand it can be time consuming so photos would are just as good.  I have had lots of photos of the work and activities you have been doing at home.  You have been a very busy.  Keep going.  I do enjoy seeing what you are doing.  I have attached todays learning.    

Have a lovely day

Mrs Plester

18th May 2020

Good morning.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  Thank you to those who sent in their stories starts in draft form.  I have returned these to you with some suggestions of how to improve.  I was impressed with your ideas. We are continuing with our book making project this week.  If you have not sent your story starts to me please do and I will try to return them with ideas for improvement the same day.  Have fun with the activities today.

Keep safe.

Mrs Plester.

15th May 2020

Good morning.

We are going to continue with our book making project.  Just like a real author we are going to write the first draft of our story and then edit and improve it.  If you have any queries please contact me.  If you want me to have a look at your first draft  please put it on a word document and I can look at it at home and give you some pointers, 

Have fun and a good weekend

Mrs Plester

14th May 2020

Good morning.  It looks like it is going to be a lovely day.  Hopefully the sunshine will be with us all day.  I have planned a book making project that we are going to start today.  Please do not rush this as at the end of this project we will share  our books when we return to school.  Today, just work on your story plan and book cover.  I hope you enjoy this work.  If you have any queries please contact me through the class email and if you want to send photo of your work please do as I enjoy seeing what you have been doing.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Plester

13th May 2020

Good morning.  Thank you to everyone who has sent pictures of their work to the class email account.  It has been delightful to see the all the work you have been completing at home plus the other things you have been doing.  Just a quick reminder you can use Bug Club to access reading books for children.  It has all been set up for the children individually.  If you need more books released on it let me know through the email account and I will set it up.

I have uploaded the activities for today.  I hope you enjoy them.

Best wishes

Mrs Plester

11th May 2020

Good morning.  I hope you had a good weekend. There is a timetable and other files attached to help you.

Please make sure you read every day and practice your times tables.  The RE activity should take several days and I look forward to seeing your pictures.  Any problems, please email on the year 2 email account

Have a good day.

Mrs Plester.

4th May 2020

Good morning,

I hope you have had a good weekend.  Attached below is the timetable for the next two days.  I hope you enjoy the measuring activities for maths and the history activity of the Motte and Bailey Castle.

Keep safe.

Mrs Plester.

Lockdown Links

Here is a list of useful links to help support children during school closures.

Proper Hand Washing Technique

Pretend the black ink is soap!

School closure

Dear Parents,

 

In light of current events I thought it would be best to make sure all parents are as prepared/ready as can be and will be able to continue school learning as the school is being closed. Your efforts during this unprecedented time would be greatly appreciated!

 

Please be aware that Twinkl are offering all parents free access to their resources for a month (ultimate pack).  This usually comes at a very high price and the resources are fantastic across all subjects for all year groups and is well worth taking advantage of if we all end up self isolating

 

Reading

Please ensure that your child reads for at least 20mins per day.  Encourage them to read widely.  Online books are available for free at various websites.  To ensure that the children develop their  comprehension skills by using the free comprehension resources from Twinkl and when reading ask questions about the text. A guide to questioning is at the bottom of this webpage under Blooms taxonomy

 

Writing

Please encourage the children to write as much as possible.  Particular attention should be paid to handwriting and punctuations.  This term we have been looking at adding detail in our writing by adding descriptive words and sentence starters.

 

Maths

We have covered all the basic operations and have also looked at fractions.  The children know the methods and we have been encouraging them to draw the answers out.  Twinkl have power points to help you explain as well as worksheets.  Please teach you children their number bonds to ten and twenty and matching subtraction facts and their times tables and matching division facts.   Ensure that you children know their 2D and 3D shapes names and the number of corners and sides.

 

If you need any assistance, feel free to email and I will get back to you asap.  I will be checking my emails frequently: admin@Leverstockgreen.herts.sch.uk

 

Wishing you and your families well in these difficult times

 

Many Thanks

Mrs T Plester

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