All of us teachers are now putting daily work suggestions on our class pages so that you have more specific suggestions for what you might do each day with your children. Have a little look on the 'Suggested work for this week' tab on the year 2 class page for more details.
The next couple of weeks would have been our Easter holidays. It should be a time for you to relax, have fun and enjoy doing lots of things you wouldn't usually get the opportunity to do. Just make sure you keep up with a little bit of reading, spelling and maybe practicing your maths targets a little bit.
Here is a list of things you might want to try over the next few weeks:
Baking: You could make Easter nests, a cake, hot cross buns or biscuits
Cooking: Learn a new recipe and have a go - What about a sandwich or a fruit salad?
Arts and Crafts:
Create an Easter bunny mask
Decorate some Easter eggs
Make your own Easter card
Paint a Spring picture
Make an Easter bonnet
Create your own Easter egg hunt. Maybe you could make and decorate your own Easter eggs to hide. What about putting secret messages on the back of each egg? They could be fun tasks to do, clues to tell you where the next egg could be or even just compliments for other people.
Have an Easter race in your garden
Gardening: You could plant your own seeds for Spring, spot some Spring flowers or help with some weeding.
Have lots of fun and remember to use the blog to let everybody know what you've been up to. I have loved hearing all about your exciting adventures.
Challenge 1 this week is to be a super scientist! Have a little go at some scientific activities. You could have a go at planting something and make a diary of what you notice, you could go on a material hunt around your home to see how many materials you can spot, you could go on a minibeast hunt in your garden or you could research an animal and it's habitat. There are also some super free resources on these websites for you to have a look at:
Challenge 2 is to learn about Palm Sunday. We did learn about the story behind this special day at school. Can you remember it? It will actually be Palm Sunday this Sunday (the 5th of April). Have a go at some of the activities on the document below to celebrate and remember. There are also some excellent activities prepared for us by Rev'd Peter Myres on the 'Easter Message' link below.
Challenge 3 is to have a go at being a professional illustrator! Rob Biddulph is a real children's author and illustrator, you may even have some of his books at home. He illustrated Flat Stanley, which a lot of us have read in the classroom as part of our reading challenge. He has created some videos to show children how to draw some of his characters and I think they are fab. Have a little look at some of his videos and see if you can do your very own drawing. I'd love to see them!
Some people have been taking part in a rainbow trail from their houses. Challenge one this week is to create your own rainbow drawings, paintings or collages to place in your windows. The idea is that when people are out on a walk, they can see how many rainbows they can spot. It will hopefully make others smile and cheer up somebody's day. Maybe we could start our own rainbow trail on our blog page too. If you want to, you could take a photo of your rainbow picture and add it to the blog so that everybody can see it.
Challenge two is to remember to stay fit and healthy. Lots of you (including me!) have been enjoying joining in with The Body Coach's (Joe Wicks) workout on YouTube. Ask Mummy or Daddy to help you to get it set up and join in. He does a workout every week day at 9am. You can watch the videos later in the day too if you miss it.
Be kind and helpful! The third challenge this week is to see if you can do a kind deed for somebody else. Perhaps you could tidy your bedroom, play with your toys quietly whilst Mummy or Daddy are working, help with some jobs around the house, play a game with a brother or sister, spend some time with your pet. The possibilities are endless! I wonder what you can come up with?