Message from Mr Cornes on Thursday 2nd April – Well being and online safety
Well Satsuma Class, we are now in our second week of home schooling and from the photos and updates your parents have been sending me it looks like a lot of learning and, most importantly, fun is being had which is great to see! Thank you for putting a big smile on my face! But this is also a strange time with a lot going on and a lot of news and change to have to get used to which understandably might make you feel all sorts of jumbled up feelings. Remember it is really important you look after your well being while you are at home, meaning both your physical and mental health so that you stay healthy, calm and happy. Remember you can always talk to your adults at home if you are at all worried (adults, there are links on the website home page to help you support your child or children). We have done lots of great mindfulness activities in class this year so why not try some of these at home to help keep you calm and concentrating on something different, like colouring in, breathing in through your nose for 3 seconds and out through your mouth for 3 seconds or singing along to your favourite song? There are some links below that will support you with other activities to help keep calm and relaxed as well:
It is also really important to remember that while you’re at home you might be using the internet a lot more to help you with your home learning. It is a fantastic resource to help us all with our learning but remember to stay safe online. You can work through the Online Safety section on Espresso (under computing) which is full of lots of helpful and educational resources. Remember health and safety never takes a day off!
Thanks for listening team! Mr Cornes
Healthy eating and recipes from Chartwells
Chartwells have been working on a project called The Super Yummy Kitchen. They have created cook along videos teaching how to create yummy, healthy snacks made from store cupboard ingredients. There will be a curriculum activity and a health and wellbeing challenge set everyday. If you’re interested and fancy becoming a brilliant chef then look at the document below for more details…
Did someone say… SPELLINGS?
Are you racing through the spelling books you have taken home faster than a speeding rocket? Well if you want to challenge yourself with some more spellings then I have attached the spellings curriculum… The spellings children in Year 2 need to learn are on pages 7-10 and the spellings children in Year 3 need to learn are on pages 11-17. If you want to recap on what phonics, digraphs and trigraphs are covered in Year 1 these can be found on pages 2-6. I hope that helps and happy spelling team!
Some maths help…
Here is a link to the National Curriculum mathematics programme of study: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf. This HUGE document (you don’t need to read it all, don’t worry!) tells you what areas of maths children learn in Year 2 (pages 11-16) and Year 3 (pages 18 – 23) which might be useful. Also https://nrich.maths.org/primary has got LOADS of fun, creative and clever activities and games to help with maths learning. Don’t forget you all have logins to Times Table Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student) to help you learn your times tables too. I hope that helps!
Look below at Satsuma Class’ gallery of home learning so you can see what your team mates have been up to. Don’t forget to send me your photos and updates if you want me to put them on here too!
These photos are of Ava’s learning she has been doing at home, which her Mum sent in to Mr Cornes. She has been watching a live science demonstration from the Glasgow Science Centre daily at 10am and has taken part by creating a lava lamp, which she was very excited about! She learnt about the Spring Equinox on Friday as well. Also Ava has followed a live art demonstration on how to draw animals. On Friday afternoon Ava baked a cake and she was in charge of weighing the ingredients…baking and maths!
Layticia’s 30 Day Lego Challenge
Monday 30th March 2020
Good morning team and what a lovely, sunny one it is! How are you all and how has your first week of being at home been? It feels very strange to not have seen you all week but I have received lots of e-mails from your adults telling me about the exciting things you’ve all been doing at home so I will share the photos of these soon… Remember to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like me to share your learning with the team!
Sadly I didn’t get to do the Hastings Half Marathon that I have been training for as it was cancelled this weekend BUT don’t worry team…I have been sent a challenge by Hastings Half Marathon and I have attached the details below if you would like to join in and have a go at running, walking or wheeling 13.1 miles over a period of 13 days… GANBATTE (explain to your adults what that means!)
Friday 27th March 2020
Good morning (or should that be ohayou gozaimasu?!) Satsuma Class! I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying this glorious Springtime weather in your garden or outdoor space. It’s lovely to see the daffodils and other flowers starting to bloom to remind you of a start of a new season. I hope you are all doing lots of fun activities at home and if you want to share these with me I can put them on this page so you can see what your teammates are doing at home and magpie ideas from each other!
Also each morning at 9am I have done the Joe Wicks PE lesson on YouTube, have you been doing it? It is EXHAUSTING and I’m definitely aching from it still but it is a great way to start the day! I think we can use some of his ideas for warm ups in our PE lessons in the future, I’m going to magpie them! You can find the PE lessons here and he will be doing them next week as well, just remember to drink lots of water: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
The chicks have arrived!
The six eggs that have been incubating in Apple Class finally hatched this weekend which was a lovely surprise for the children who were at school on Monday, as well as Mr Cornes! The six children named one chick each so say a HUGE welcome to Charli, Billie, Rainbow, Marshmallow, Flipper and…Steven! They have been chirping all day long and are very cute.
Welcome to Satsuma Class!
We are a class of Year 2 and Year 3 and we LOVE Learning.
Here are some of the things we need your help with:
We will need to read and practise our spellings regularly at home, and we will bring home other tasks to complete at the weekend or during the holidays. You will also find links to useful sites on our web page.
We will need our PE kits and book bags in school every day.
Letters and Sounds: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Times tables: http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk/en/index2.htm
Also we have been learning a song with Mrs Fletcher, below is a link so that you can practise at home.