Smile for the Panto!

Today, we took part in the first Smiley Reward of the year. We watched The Wizard of Oz in pantomime!

We have worked hard this term to earn this reward, well done everybody!

Which part did you enjoy the most?

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Computing- Lesson 5

Today, we have been discussing how to report bad behaviour online. We have been thinking about trusted adults we could speak to, as well as websites and helplines.

What have you learnt today?
Who would you report to and how?

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Mental Health Day 2020

Today we have watched videos and taken part in activities about Mental Health.

We understand that exercise can help us have a healthier body and mind. We understand that we can feel nervous and unsure about things and that is ok.

Who can you talk to if you are feeling down?

What can you do to feel calm and relaxed? Think of your 5 senses!

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P.E

We have been running a mile every P.E lesson this term to help us stay fit and healthy. Today we have received our class certificate for taking part in this.

Exercise is very important and our P.E lessons help us to understand why.

Which other activities have you been taking part in during P.E this week?

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Computing – Lesson 4

In today’s computing lesson, we have been discussing why spending too much time using technology can be bad for us.
Computers, Ipads and mobile phones are great to use, but we must remember other priorities too such as school work and spending time with family and friends.
Can you tell me what have you learnt today 3C?

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Mad for Maths!

This week in Maths, we are learning a new method to help us subtract larger numbers. We are also looking at how to write numbers in words as well as numerals.

Every week we practise our times tables. Which times tables are we learning this week? Can you post them in the comments?

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Computing- Lesson 3

In our computing lesson this afternoon, we have read ‘Technology Tail’ and discussed how things we share online can always be tracked back to the real us. Any information or pictures we post online can be copied by anybody, and even if we delete something, there may still be a copy of it somewhere we don’t know about.

We also watched episode 3 on ‘Play, Like, Share’ and looked at why we shouldn’t meet strangers.

What have you learnt this lesson?

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Year 3 Sports Afternoon!

Yesterday, both Year 3 classes took part in a sports afternoon. This was a great way to get active as well as having fun. Each race included 4 people who each won a sticker at the end. When the children weren’t racing they could cheer on their team member.

Which race did you like taking part in the most?

Can you tell me why sports and exercising are so important?

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Matt Goodfellow!

“We’re not getting it right we’re getting it written!”

Today, we had a special visit from a poet who writes lots of poems that make us laugh! Matt has taught us how to write fabulous poems! He has also explained how poetry can be for everyone and we can all write great poems with the everyday language we use.

This is a book and poem by Matt. Do you know any more of his poems?

Can you remember a verse from the poem you wrote today?

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Computing- Lesson 2

In our computing lesson this afternoon, we have been discussing how trusting someone might be different from trusting someone in real life.
How can you keep your settings private online?
Should you talk to strangers online?
Who should you talk to online?

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The United Kingdom!

This term we are learning all about The UK. Regions, counties, towns and cities are some of the things we are focusing on.

3C, can you remember which region and county we live in?

Which foods originate from our region? Can you think of any from other regions like Yorkshire for example?

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Run a Mile!

Last week we started our weekly mile run challenge. As a class we will be running 1 mile each week and keeping our scores so that we can try to improve each week.

Can you remember your score for this week?

How can you be faster next week?

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Computing Lesson 1- Online Gaming

In our computing lesson this afternoon, we have been talking about online games we all enjoy. We have been thinking about ways to keep safe online and if we are able to spot positive and negative behaviours when we are online.

Can you remember which key vocabulary words we have clarified today?
What should you do if you come across negative behaviours online?
Who can you tell if you are worried?

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What a Week!

Week 1 has been a success! Well done 3C, you have started the year off excellently. This week we have written down our class rules and talked about them as a class so that we understand why they are so important. We have also talked about how we at Oxford Grove are a family and we can support one another with the different feelings that we have or may have in the future.

Can you recall the other activities we have done this week?

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Welcome to 3C!

What a year it has been, well done for all of your hard work!

Welcome to class 3C, in September you will start to learn about lots of new and interesting things. To start, you will be learning about the UK, light and dark in Science and being back to school in PSCHE. There are lots of exciting topics coming up in the year like The Twits in English and the Ancient Egyptians in history.

What are you excited to learn about?

What are you most looking forward to in Year 3?

Stay safe and I will see you in September, Miss Campbell.

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Memories!

What memories have you saved from this year?

We have had smiley rewards, the Fun Food Chef, drumming with Mr Bamford and many more joyful memories to look back on.

From all the Year 2 teachers, we want to say that you have worked hard and hope that you continue to try your best in Year 3!

Share your favourite memories below and what you are looking forward to in Year 3.

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Online Safety!

It is important that you remember how to stay safe online whilst you are working from home. We do lots of learning and activities to help us with this when we are at school. Can you remember any? Have a look at the poster to help..

Share your best top tips below on how to stay safe online for the rest of your class to see.

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Children’s Art Week 2020

This week is Children’s Art Week 2020. The theme for this week is The Natural World. If you would like to get involved and create a piece of art linked to this theme, share it on here so we can all see your amazing work!

Enjoy being creative 2H!
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National School Sports Week 2020.

This week is National School Sports Week! This takes place in the last week of June every year to celebrate the important role of Physical Education in helping people’s well being.

Youth Sport Trust are giving everyone who registers free videos and activity cards to help plan a series of challenges at Home. 

Are you up for the challenge?

Here is a link to the website for you to register and access these free resources:

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home

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Reports!

Hi 2H, This week your teachers are writing your reports and thinking back on how well you have all done this year. You should be very proud and we cannot wait for you to read them 🙂 

We would like you to comment on this post, thinking back about your year in 2H. You can comment about something you have enjoyed doing this year in school (smiley rewards, trips, workshops, a special lesson that you can remember) or something that you are thankful for.

REMEMBER.. the blogging competition is still on. Therefore, if you try hard to make your comment extra special, you could be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher for Argos! 

Enjoy commenting,

Miss Campbell.

 

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Water Safety!

Supporting Drowning Prevention Week starts this Friday! Learning to be safe near water is an important part of every child’s education. The Canal & River Trust have a variety of activities available for you to download and learn about water safety. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/water-safety

Can you tell me the risks around water and what you can do to stay safe? CLUE: what does SAFE stand for?

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w.c. 20th April: Be kind to your mind!

We have done a lot of work in Year 2 about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, so that we can live a long and happy life.

Can you remember all the things we need to do to keep our bodies healthy?

Sometimes we forget that it is equally important to take care of our mental health as our physical health, so this week I would like you to take some time out each day to be kind to your mind as well as your body!

Here are a few ideas but do what makes you feel relaxed and happy…(as long as it is safe!)

  1. Get plenty of sleep!
  2. Go for a walk or a bike ride to get some exercise and fresh air
  3. Chill out in the garden and listen to some music
  4. Read a book or magazine
  5. Draw, paint, colour or craft – What amazing things can you make?
  6. Watch a cartoon or film that makes you laugh
  7. Connect with your friends and family – call or message people you miss
  8. Write a list of all the things you are thankful for

Let me know what you do this week to be kind to your mind x

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w.c.18th May: National Thank a Teacher Day

Wednesday 20th May 2020 is National Thank a Teacher Day!

Teachers work hard all year around to make school a happy, fun and safe place to learn. Even though school is currently closed for most children, your teachers are still working; setting and marking your home learning, preparing for when it is safe to return to school and taking care of key worker children.

National thank a teacher day is a chance for everyone to say thank you to special teachers that have helped them to learn and grow.

Would you like to send a message, card or picture to one or all of teachers? They would love to hear from you! You can either download a template from this website or come up with a design of your own.

https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher-day/

Why not take a photo of yourself with your ‘Thank You’ and post it on the blog?

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w.c. 11th May: Take on an active challenge!

Have you been remembering to get outside for a daily walk or other form of exercise like riding your bike? Have you been keeping fit with Joe Wicks or joining in with your clubs and hobbies online?

It’s tempting to sit around all day doing our school work, watching TV and playing games but we all feel happier, healthier and more energetic if we increase our activity level.

I promise that being exercise doesn’t have to be boring or take ages either! Remember that anything that gets your body moving and makes you feel slightly out of breath is really good for your body and mind.

Here is a link to some fun active challenges that only take 1 minute each…

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges

Why not arrange a competition with your parents, siblings or your classmates via the blog? Let me know how you get on then I will try to beat you!

Which challenge will you try first?

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w.c. 4th May: National Share a Story Month 2020

As you know, Miss Harrison loves to read and it occurred to me the other day, when I saw this quote in school, that it has never been so relevant to our lives.

We might all be at home much more than we are used to but that doesn’t mean that we can’t travel! Armed with our imagination and a good book we can can go anywhere and meet anyone at any time in history…How amazing is that!

Have you been reading at home? What is your favourite story? 

May is National Share a Story Month, so why not join in the celebrations by sharing a story with someone special? You could read a story to your grandparents on a videocall, to your neighbour over the fence or your siblings at bedtime…Where will a story take you? Blog and let me know!

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Time to fly little butterflies 🦋

Hello everyone! This week I have watched all the butterflies come out of their chrysalis and I was truly amazed.

First they make a little crack, then they begin to wiggle slowly and gently come out of their chrysalis. Their wings are all scrunched up small so they squirt the red liquid through their wings. You might be able to see some of it in the net.

After a couple of days in the net to let their wings get stronger it was time to release them. It was a beautifully sunny day and they couldn’t wait to get in the sunshine.

Even my cat Pebbles came out to say bye to our Jiggly Family as they all flew away. Hasn’t it been amazing to watch these amazing creatures turn from caterpillars to butterflies.

Can you work out how many days it took? Use the blog to help you and comment below. Love Miss Harrison. 

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Wow! Check out the change… 🐛 🦋

Good morning Year 2. I hope everyone is having a lovely half term. When I woke up this morning I found a beautiful butterfly waiting for me! The other caterpillars are still in their chrysalis changing into butterflies just like this one.

I did some research and found that butterflies love to eat strawberries so I gave them a snack. There is plenty fruit so the other butterflies will have some when its their turn to come out.

Just look at those beautifully patterned wings! I found out that butterflies squirt red liquid through their wings when they come out the chrysalis because their wings are all crumpled so need the liquid to stretch them out nice and big. 

Do you know the name of this type of butterfly? Can you do some research to find out and comment below.

Keep checking our blog to see what happens next. Love Miss Harrison 🙂 

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w.c. 6th April: Celebrating Easter

Easter is a very special time of the year; especially for Christians who will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and giving thanks to God for the gift of new beginnings. Unfortunately, Christians will not be able to gather together for church services this year but there are still many traditional Easter activities that we can all enjoy…

  1. Making Easter cards
  2. Decorating hard boiled eggs
  3. Hunting for the Easter Bunny on your daily walk
  4. Going on an Easter egg hunt in the garden
  5. Making Easter baskets
  6. Making or decorating Easter bonnets
  7. Eating hot cross buns
  8. Eating Easter eggs – but not too many!

What plans do you have for the Easter holiday?

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Time for a change… 🐛

Well… over the weekend our Jiggly Family decided it was time for a change. They are now in stage 3 of their wonderful transformation. Two of the caterpillars began to curl into a chrysalis (cocoon) which we call the Pupa stage.  

It wasn’t long before the other caterpillars joined them! I have safely moved them into the butterfly net.

How long do you think they will stay in this stage before the last part of their miracle transformation?

I’m so excited to see the patterns on our Jiggly Family…are YOU?!  

Keep checking the blog to see our beautiful butterflies 🙂
Love Miss Harrison x x x

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w.c. 30th March: Kindness Matters!

You are probably hearing lots of stories on the TV at the moment about the Coronavirus and it can all seem pretty scary! Please remember that even though most children are not in school at the moment, your teachers are still here to help and support you. If you have any questions or worries just get in touch!

In these strange and uncertain times it is more important than ever that we are kind to each other. It makes us feel better to know that people care and are thinking of us, especially when we are apart. Even tiny moments of kindness can make a massive difference!

This week I would like you to carry out an act of kindness. You could…

  • Stay home as much as possible to protect the NHS and save lives
  • Help your grown ups around the house and garden
  • Check on your neighbours, especially those who live alone, to make sure they are well
  • Call, text or e-mail friends and family to show them you are thinking of them
  • Donate to a local foodbank or charity
  • Say ‘Thank You!’ to people who help you!

Blog and let me know how you have spread a little kindness x

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