Herons – Year 2
Welcome to Herons class page
We are a Year 2 class
Our class teacher is Mr Hine
The children will be completing dictionary work over the next couple of weeks, you can access this online one for free by following this link https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/dictionary if you do not have one at home to use.
Using X box or PlayStation to access remote learning
If you are having problems accessing online/ remote learning and have an X box or PlayStation you can click on the link below. This will help you get online and help you access the remote learning set by school if you do not have a suitable device such as tablet or laptop.
Remote Learning via PlayStation 4 or Xbox One
A Magical Christmas by Herons
Please find your link to the class performance of ‘A Magical Christmas’.
The password will be sent out in a separate email and also via message on ClassDojo.
Please remember that images and videos of the performance should not be shared on social media or anywhere else online.
We hope that you enjoy watching the show together as a family.
Walk to School week information
Please use this link to add yourself to our class.
Once the parent account has been set up you can link your child to your account.
Weekly Newsletters and Topic Sheets
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
This week (14.9.20) we have been learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and what a fantastic engineer he was.
Here is the video we watched in class for you to enjoy at home.
At last, we’re back in school. Our first four days have been great. We learned about our class bird, got to know our new routines and made our own class rules. Although things are a little different than before it is good to have some face to face learning back! One of the big differences is how our desks are set up. We all face forwards now and stay in our own place all the time we are in class. We are trying to help everyone stay safe, so we can put up with it! Just have a look at a photo of the classroom below.
Listen to a special message from your class teacher.
Bug Club: All children have been allocated books on bug club to read. Their individual log in details will be placed in the front of their reading record books.
Purple Mash: Children will have their personal log in details put into their reading record book for purple mash. The children all know how to navigate purple mash and there are lots of learning resources available. We encourage children to practice logging on and off Purple Mash independently. They should all know their log in details from memory by now.
Oddizzi: Oddizzi is an e-learning resource and community that immerses children in the real world. There are lots of geography resources available for the children to access at home. Their log in details will be in the front of their reading record books.
Here is a list of phonics websites that may be useful for you to use at home to work on alongside their reading books. Phonics is just one skill involved in reading but makes a huge difference if there are sounds the children do not recognize.
Some information for parents:
Due to the current situation, there will be a lot of changes in September as well as the change in year group.
Drop off and Collection:
Please do not drop off or pick up your child/children if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. If you are unsure please refer to our parent/carer guide or telephone the Parent line on 728-9639.
There can now only be one parent or carer to accompany your child/children to and from school site.
There will be staggered drop off between 8:40 – 8:50 am. Please check the following times to ensure you are aware of what time your child needs dropping off and picking up. We are trying to keep the children as socially distant as possible so please ensure you stick to the times.
Start of day End of day
Surnames A-G 8.40am 3.05pm
Surnames H-N 8.45am 3.10pm
Surnames O-Z 8.50am 3.15pm
Arrangements have been made to minimise the risk of infection to children and staff during lunchtimes.
You can choose to send a packed lunch with your child or to request a school meal (all children are entitled to free school meals). The menu for autumn term is in the Parents section of the website. Reception and year 1 will have dedicated time-slot to access the hall for lunch, one class at a time served. Children in Year 2 will collect their ordered lunch and return to their classroom to eat it. They will sit in their allocated seat. Children in Year 2 will eat in their classroom. Children in EYFS and Year 1 will eat in class groups in the school hall.
All packed lunches must be in a sealable lunch box. Please do not send packed lunches in carrier bags. Lunch boxes must be clearly labelled with child’s name and class. Packed lunch boxes will be stored in dedicated area for each class. Children will collect their packed lunch box when it is time to eat. Please be advised that staff will be unable to assist with opening items/removing wrapping etc. so all food must be easily accessed by child. All uneaten items/empty wrappers will be returned to the box for disposal at home
Children will also spend time outdoors during the lunch period (weather permitting) in their year group bubble.