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Y2 30.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 10:55pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Today is Terrific Tuesday! I hope that we all have a terrific day. 

I hope that you have managed to take a look at some of the "Save Our Seas" activities for this week. I have attached some more for you to look at. We are exploring the damage that plastic is causing our oceans and it's sea creatures.Take a look at this website to learn more. 


Mrs Evans would like to share some information about a Marine Biologist with you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a21-zC2B3I8&feature=youtu.be

Our story is brought to you today by Mrs Judge reading

The Worrysaurus- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odHMuoH6yws 

Our maths lesson today focuses on ordering different lengths.

Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ Summer Term Wk2 27th April


A message from Mrs Powell

The Story of Jesus Calming the Sea of Galilee:

One night after a long day of preaching to the people, Jesus decided to get into a fishing boat with his disciples and go across a sea to the other side. Leaving the crowd behind, Jesus and his friends got into the boat. When they had sailed to the middle of the sea, a storm began to kick up waves. The boat rocked back and forth and up and down over the waves. The storm grew stronger and more furious.

Jesus had fallen asleep almost as soon as the boat left the shore. Even though the sea was tossing the boat around, he was still asleep. But his disciples were beginning to get really afraid. They tried lowering the sail and throwing out the anchor, but nothing worked. They bailed out the water, but still the storm raged. The boat was close to sinking.

Finally, they couldn’t stand it any longer. Jesus was still sound asleep, so they woke him up. They said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

With that, Jesus stood up in the boat and shouted out, “Quiet! Be still!” The storm died down, the waves grew calm, and the boat Jesus was on stopped sinking.

Jesus looked at his disciples, who were now soaking wet and shaking with fear. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Didn’t you believe that I would take care of you?” The disciples were no longer afraid, but they were amazed. They turned to each other and asked, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Jesus is the Son of God, creator of the universe. We can count on him to calm the storms in our lives. When a fear seems to take hold of us, we can call out to Jesus in prayer and know that he hears us just as he heard the disciples’ cries for help.

Dear God,

Please accept these gifts.

We know that you can do all things, including taking away our fears.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Have a wonderful day Swallows

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 29.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 28th Jun 2020 @ 9:13pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

I hope that you have had a great weekend. William managed to enjoy a super time with his friends in the garden on his birthday and the sun shone so he was a happy bunny. 

This week is a special week in school. We are going to explore the problem that is underneath our seas.... plastic pollution. Our mini topic is called "Save Our Seas".

If you create any work that you would like to share with us, please bring it into school as our Sharing Window is empty again, ready and waiting. The first Sharing Window work has been taken to our special church to be displayed in there for the community to admire. I have attached a document that has lots of useful websites and ideas for you to look at this week. 

Each day there will be an ocean themed story or link on your blog.

Today- find out about the problems in our seas and oceans with Sir David Attenborough   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLx4fVsYdTI

I have attached the children's Newspaper First News for you to read as it is always a fabulous non fiction read however, pages 7 and 10 have some brilliant articles that link beautifully to our Save Our Seas topic. 

Our Maths lessons continue with the measuremenLength.    Summer Term, WK 2, 27th April. 



Our spellings for this week 

Mrs, Mr, parents, pretty, father. mother, brother, sister, aunty, uncle

Our story today is brought to you by Mrs Esling reading  The Invisible String


We have been talking about the invisible string that connects us to our loved ones in the Year One bubble. Do you rememner when we read it in the sensory room? This is a gorgeous story. 

A message from Mrs Powell

This week we are celebrating our wonderful oceans.

The UK is surrounded by the sea, and our waters provide the habitat for over 44,000 different species of sea life, yet often our wonderful beaches are covered in litter.

Point out that scenes like these show us that all is not well in our oceans. Marine scientists have discovered that many plastics that find their way into the world’s oceans are toxic. This means that these plastics can damage the animals and even kill them. Another problem is that wildlife such as seabirds can get entangled in bits of plastic or even become stuck in plastic bottles. Fortunately, scientists, marine conservation societies and the UK government agree that we need to do more to protect our seas and oceans, particularly where the use of plastic is concerned. They suggest that we can all take some action – even if it is something as simple as taking home our rubbish after a day at the beach. We all need to do the following: Invest in a reusable water bottle rather than relying on single-use ones. Take a bag with you when you go to the shops, rather than paying for single-use plastic ones. Look for alternatives to plastic containers.

Time for reflection

Many world faiths believe that we all have a responsibility to look after the world in which we live.

Christians believe that God made the world and wants us all to care for it: this is known as stewardship.

The Bible says, ‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it . . . for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.’ Christians believe that this means that we have no right to abuse God’s creation. Instead, we should act responsibly, realizing that we are privileged to have such a wonderful place in which to live.

 Dear God,

Thank you for the beautiful world in which we live. Thank you for the amazing variety of animals and plants. Thank you for the sea and the beaches. Please help us to think carefully about our responsibility in the world. Please help us to care for the environment. Please help us to think before we act.


Have a wonderful day Swallows, I hope that you enjoy our mini topic.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y6 26.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 10:09pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Happy Friday! Today I'm singing Cumplianos Feliz to a very special little (well huge) boy, my William. He is 11 today! I can't believe it. I'm hoping that the rain stays away for him...

How is everybody? Ready for another sporty challenge? Today is the best one yet! Take a look to see why...wink

Tap Up Tennis – Mrs Rice https://youtu.be/aBdxZw1rdr0

Have you got a tennis racquet and ball? If not, what could you use? How many taps could you do? How many did Mrs Rice do? Can you beat her score?


Our story time is brought to you today by Mrs Powell reading "The Ugly Five." A rainy, stormy day is the perfect time to snuggle up for a story. 

Our English lesson today is actually a reading one.  The story is The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles by Jeanne Willis. Clik the link below to find the activities, you'll be brilliant at them, I know!


I've attached a Maths challenge for you today. Get you thinking caps on! You might need to use our trial and error strategy with this one. 

Have an amazing weekend Swallows. Keep you fingers and toes crossed that the rain stays away for my Will so that he can have his birthday cake with friends in the garden. 

I'll be back on Monday with an exciting "Save Our Seas" project. 

Bye for now

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 25.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 24th Jun 2020 @ 5:16pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

What a fantastic day we had yesterday in the glorious sunshine. I think today is going to be sunny as well. Remember lots of drinks, your sun hats, suncream, your smiles, your giggles, your ice pops and as always, your beautiful manners. Send me some photos of what you get up to. I'd love to see. 

Today's sporting challenge is demonstrated by Miss Thwaites completing the Speed Bounce


This will certainly get your heart racing! How many times can you jump side to side in 10/20/30 seconds? How many people could you challenge to beat your score?


Our story today is brought to you by Mrs Campion reading Little Owls first day. What a perfect book for her to read as she will be welcoming lots of new little Owls in September for their first day at school. 



Today's wriitng lesson is a recap on what a verb is. I know that you will be wonderful at using verbs, show off to your family about which interesting verbs you know.

Using Verbs


In Maths, we will have another look at measuring, this time in bigger units of measure, a meter. 



A message from Mrs Powell

Our Wonderful World!

Please enjoy this poem!

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe

Big blue planet, what can it be? What can it be?

It’s the planet earth, it’s the planet earth.

It’s the planet earth, it’s the planet earth.

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe,

Big blue planet, what can we see? What can we see?

The great blue waters and the great green land

The great blue waters and the great green land

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe,

Big blue planet, what can we see? What can we see?

The great blue waters and the great green land

The great blue waters and the great green land

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe,

Big blue planet, what can we see? What can we see?

The great blue waters and the great green land

The great blue waters and the great green land

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe

God loves the planet

Loves the land and loves the sea

Loves the land and loves the sea

Loves the people, that’s you and me

Loves the people, that’s you and me

We’ll love it too, it’s our planet EARTH

We’ll love it too, it’s our planet EARTH


How can you help to keep God’s world a wonderful place? What could you do?

Dear God

Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows. Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our sadness. And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see all people as our friends. Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to surround us with beauty. And let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven.



Enjoy your day children, what ever you do. Know that I am thinking about you all every single day and want to say a massive well done for all working so hard. Mrs Elson and I are hugely proud of you. 

Love Mrs Rice and our magic fairy xxx


Y2 24.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 23rd Jun 2020 @ 10:41pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

It was just fabulous to see so many of you yesterday in school. I hope that you enjoyed meeting Teddy. He was extremely tired after you had all gone home after getting so muh attention! Today is going to be very hot. Please put your sun cream on if you are playing outside (without moaning like Will and Thomas do!) and drink lots of water.

Today's sporting challenge is "The Wacky Race" brilliantly demonstrated by Mr Beswick.


Can you create your own Wacky race? Add obstacles, find different ways to move and compete against the clock? Can you beat your time? Please send us photos of your challenges. 


Our storytime today is Mrs Hulse reading "Thank You Baked Potato." I'm intreguied about this story, I'm off to lie on my sofa with comfy cushions to settle down to a new story.



Our writing lesson today is all about Describing Words. You are great at using adjectives. 



In Maths, we are going to recap Fractions then start some new learning all about Length (cm)



A message from Mrs Powell


My Mum used to tell me and my brothers and sister this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKWktweAZb0

What would you have said to the boy to help him?

Jesus told his disciples a story to teach them about honesty. He told them about a rich man who had a manager, and the manager was using the man's money for himself. When the rich man discovered that the manager was wasting his money, he called him in and fired him. After telling this story, Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."

If you and I make sure that we are honest in the small things, then we can be sure that we will be honest in the big things. If people know that they can trust us in small things, they will know that they can trust us in the big things too.

Dear God

Please help us to remember what Jesus taught about honesty and help us to be honest in every situation big or small.



Swallows, have a fabulous day in the glorious sun shine. Please know how proud I am of you and how much I miss you all. We have got many exciting adventures ahead though as Robins.

Love Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxxxx


Y2 23.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 3:26pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class... my new Robins Class heart

Hi, how are you?

I am absolutely delighted to be taking you up into year three with me. I have missed you more than you'll ever know during our time away from school and couldn't say YES quick enough when Mrs Powell asked me if I'd like to be your teacher next year. I think that we, along with your special families make a fantastic team and I can't wait to welcome you all back and spend the year making further gorgeous memories together. I hope that you don't mind putting up with me for another year!! 

I will be in the car park this morning from 9.30am - 11am to hand out new home learning packs, please pop down and see me if you can. I hope that you are enjoying this lovely, sunny weather. Are you ready for another sports challenge? Here is Mrs Evans to show you how it's done...smiley


Create your own target game. What could you use? Would you use underarm throw or overarm throw? What is the highest score you could get? How could you improve your throwing?

In our wriitng lesson today, we will focus on correct leter formation with long legtters. 


We continue with our Fractions work in Maths for the time being , today we are counting in fractions. 



Today's story comes from Mrs Simmonds who is reading "Shark in the Park". Try listening to this somewhere different today. Out in the garden, curled up cosily in bed or on the settee with a teddy. 



A message from Mrs Powell


Mark Twain said "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Kindness is something we can all understand. It generates a great experience as both giver and receiver.

In Greece, kindness towards the elderly is very important; they believe the older you are the wiser and more valuable you become. In Japan, people show their kindness and gratitude by bowing to each other. The younger person bows to the older person. A simple act of kindness can create an endless ripple effect!

How do you show your kindness? What are you going to do today?


I hope to see you very soon.

Lots of love from your new year three teacher!! 

Y2 22.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 21st Jun 2020 @ 8:31pm

Buenas Dias my lovely Swallows

Welcome to the start of another week and I believe it will be a sunny, sporty one! smiley

Today's story is read by the super smily Mrs Hoskins. She is reading "Sharing a Shell" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_uXH6K2q58. I hope that you enjoy it. 

This week is Sports Week in England. Each day this week we are going to set you a little challenge, demonstrated by a member of staff. Please have a go and send your photos into school or share on Twitter. It will be fabulous to see everyone getting involved. 

Today's challenge is "Wastepaper Basketball" and is demonstrated by Mrs Simmonds!

Follow this link to watch her demonstration. Have fun. https://youtu.be/jZW56fRpj2M

How far can you shoot a basket from into a bin? Challenge someone to beat your distance and find new ways to throw it in? Can you adapt the challenge to make it more creative or encourage more family members to be involved?

Our Writing lesson is based on Common and Proper Nouns


We countinue finding quarters in Maths. Summer Term Week 1 of White Rose home lessons.


A message from Mrs Powell


Today we are thinking about Tolerance. Look at this video, it made me smile! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2PJ6T7U2eU

Which characters were being intolerant?

How do you think the big bird felt?

Why were the little birds mean to the big bird?

What could the little birds have done to make the big bird feel welcome?


Now read this poem, could you make a poster of it for our sharing window?


We are all born

In a different way

How we look

And what we say.

From different countries

Around the world

Of different genders:

Boys and girls.

Of many sizes

And colours too,

The things we like

And the things we do.

If everyone Were the same you see

You wouldn’t be you,

And I wouldn’t be me!


Have a fabulous day in the sun shine and enjoy your sports challenges this week. I am so proud of each and every one of you.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 19.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 7:22pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

Hola que tal? Hi how are you? Happy Friday! Today's story is from our lovely head teacher, Mrs Powell. Get comfy and cosy and listen to The Day The Crayons Quit....


In Wriing today, you are going to be delightful detectives and spot mistakes in writing. You are always quick to find my mistakes!! wink See if you can spot these ones.


In Maths we continue looking at fractions. Today is all about equivalent fractions, finding two fractions that may look different as they have different denominators (the bottom number of the fraction) but actually are the same size. For example, 1/2 = 2/4


This afternoon, let's explore Spanish colours. I have attached some activities for you to do.

Red - Rojo

Blue - Azul

Green - Verde

Yellow - Amarillo

White - Blanco

Black - Negro

Pink - Rosa

Orange - Naranja

Brown - Marron

Purple - Morado

Have a fabulous weekend my lovely Swallows. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and Grandads out there for Sunday.

We miss you and are so very proud of you all. 

Love Mrs Rice and our Magic Fairy xxx

Y2 18.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 9:28pm

Buenas Dias Swallows children

Who has been singing to make it rain so much recently? wink He he he! I hope that the rain hasn't stopped you having fun and that you have managed to still play outside. 

Today's story is read by Mrs Brennan, it is called Visionary Women Around The World. Again, this fits in wth our No Outsiders work. 


Our writing lesson today explores the 4 different types of sentences: statements, questions, commands and exclamations. We have used all of these in our writing so today's lesson will be a little reminder. I know how good you will be at this. 


In Maths, we will be finding several parts of the whole where the numerator, the top number in the fraction is more than 1.

In our Spanish lesson, we will be learning how to count. 



A message from Mrs Powell

Geordie Stewart has been on countless adventures in his young life, in August ’18, he cycled 22,500 miles over 430 days through 4 continents.

Geordie decided to set his sights on this ambitious venture when he was 17 and had no climbing experience.

The Seven Summits consists of: – South America: Aconcagua – Africa: Kilimanjaro–

Europe: Elbrus – North America: Denali – Antarctica: Vinson Massif – Australasia/Oceania: Carstensz Pyramid – Asia: Everest

When discussing his adventures he said that the reading books about adventures and going on adventures are very different. He challenges us to all make our own adventures and discover whether this is the same as you think. Have you read about somewhere or seen something you would like to do? Remember Alex said at the beginning of the week that we all have our own challenges whether this is riding a bike or a maths question. We all have our own Everest to climb and challenge us!

I hope that you all have a thoughtful Thursday filled with fun and laughter. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 17.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 10:16pm

Buenas Dias Swallows class

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. I hope it is going to be a wonderful Wednesday for you all. 

In our writing lesson today, we are looking at how to use commas to separate items in a list. Remember to use the conjunction 'and' inbetween the last two items. For example, I love eating pizza, pasta, cakes, sweeties and biscuits. 


In Maths, we will look at when the numerator, the top number in the fraction is 1. Finding one part of the whole.


This afternoon, we will explore why hand washing is so important for us right now. I wonder if you could make a poster for our classroom to explain how to wash our hands so that we can keep safe?



A message from Mrs Powell

Mark Ian Macleod Beaumont BEM is a British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,000-mile route on 18 September 2017, having taken less than 79 days. So many of you have learnt to ride a bike over the past few months and have been going on really long bike rides. What could your challenge be?

Have a think about setting yourself a challenge, I wonder what new skill you could learn?

Have a wonderful Wednesday, pop on over to our discussions page to chat to your friends. 

Lots of love from

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

16.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 8:44pm

Buenas Dias my lovely Swallows

Well, what a rainy evening we had last night! My conservatory leaked and I was mopping the floor in my pajamas and wellies! I hope that you enjoyed listening to the noisy roars of the thunder as you were safe and dry inside. I love how the lightening flashes and brightens up the whole room, it's very exciting. I used to feel frightened during a thunder storm but now I enjoy listening to the different sounds the thunder makes and counting until the lightening flashes. I have found a lovely quote that might help you when you are feeling nervous:

 1 Peter 5:7, ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.’

Following on from our contractions work yesterday, let's have a look at 10 spellings for this week:

can't, won't, don't, shouldn't, I'd, he'd, didn't, wouldn't, couldn't, I'll

I attached a booklet yesterday that you can work through today or just practise your spellings. Think carefully about which letters are missing and where to place the apostrophe. 

In Maths we are going to be finding a third of an amount, splitting the whole into 3 equal parts. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Let's take a look at where Jewish people go to worship today. I have attached some further activities for you to explore.


Today's story comes from Mr Cliffe. He shares the story of Zacchaeus with us


A message from Mrs Powell

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has been climbing mountains since she was just thirteen years old.

In adulthood she became a nurse, but kept climbing as often as possible: She was always working to save up for her next climbing trip. She eventually became the first female to climb all of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks (and above) without the use of oxygen. Wow! Just remember you can achieve anything if you want to do it.



What wil you do?

I hope that the sun shines today and that the rain hides away so that you can play outside. Maybe if it does rain, you could put your wellies on and go and splash in some puddles. I love to dance around in the rain, the boys think that I'm silly! Remember to always ask your grown first. 

What ever you to do today, have fun, stay safe and be happy.

We miss you all more than words can say.

Love Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx


Y2 15.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 7:53am

Buenas Dias Swallows class

I hope that you all had a super weekend in the sunshine. What did you get up to? Hop on over to our discussions page to tell me all about your weekend. We have another beautiful sunny day today, please go outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather. Remember your sun cream! 

Today's stoy is Mrs Downing reading Franklin’s Flying Bookshop- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFwOWhgOB6w. Get comfy and cosy and enjoy

I have found a lovely little poem for you that was written by a child in Primary School. Can you guess what the poet is describing in their poem?

Black and white
Thick and furry
Fast as the wind
Always in a hurry
Couple of spots
Rub my ears
Always comes when his name he hears
Loves his ball; it's his favorite thing
What's most fun for him? Everything!
Great big tongue that licks my face
Has a crate, his very own space
Big brown eyes like moon pies
He's my friend till the very end!

Chat to a member of your family today about your pet (or a pet you wish you had).

  • What does it look like?
  • What does your pet like to do?
  • What’s your favorite thing about your pet?
  • What makes that pet special?

Can you wrie your own pet poem like the one above? Have a go and show me. You can always upload your poem onto our discussions page for us all to read and enjoy. We could guess which pet you are describing in your poem. 

Our RE lesson today looks at the prophet Abraham and tells us how Judaism began.https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-was-the-first-covenant-between-abraham-and-god

In Writing, we will look at how to contract two words into one using an apostrophe. I have attached some activities that you can have a go at by yourself. 


In Maths, we are moving on to understanding what a third is.


A message from Mrs Powell

Alex Staniforth

Alex has had many barriers in his young life but found that he had a passion for the outdoors at a very young age. He found that if he was outside he was happy and chose many challenges including two attempts up Everest which failed due to an earthquake and avalanche. He said that we can’t always choose our challenges but we can choose how we respond to them. He says that Everest was just one step on his journey and his mission is to help others discover their own Everest in life and go for it. Alex is an amazing person, remember you can achieve anything in life that you want to do. Many years ago Alex went to school in Cheshire just like you do, I know because I taught him. I wonder what you will achieve and what your Everest will be? He and I would both say, you can do anything! I have emailed him recently and he has promised to come and talk to you all in school when it is safe to do so.

Have a wonderful sunny day Swallows. Remember to use your manners and always show the lovely kindness that you all have inside. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 12.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 9:01pm

Buenas Dias Swallows class

I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, it is just around the corner! 

In our writing lessons today, we look once again at conjunctions. 

To understand how to use coordinating conjunctions like because, if and when in sentences.


In our maths lesson, we continue to find quarters, of amounts this time.


I thought that we could learn some new Spanish words today. This time, we will learn the names of pets. 


I have attached a pets matching game for you to play with. I hope you enjoy this. 

Have a wonderful weekend Swallows. Remember to hop on over to our discussions page to chat with other people from our class. 

A little prayer from me to you:

Dear God

Thank you for every child in Swallows class. Thank you for their friends and their families. Please let my children know how treasured they are and how extremely special each and every one of them is to me. Please keep them safe and happy during our time away from school. Send your love to them every day and keep them in your heart until we all meet again. 


Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 11.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 6:03pm

Buenas Dias Swallows children

Happy Thursday! Nearly the weekend! 

Our story today is read by Miss Beattie, another beautiful Irish accent to listen to. Grab a teddie and enjoy!  https://youtu.be/-5h7VQfaGQo

Our writing work continues to focus on Conjunctions today


We are moving onto quarters in Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

I thought that this "Playing together but apart" lesson will help us to understand the new ways that we can play with our friends.


Life is vey different for us all at the minute but our friendships haven't disappeared. Don't forget that you can send your friend a message in a safe way on our discussions page. It is lovely that some of you have visited that page and chatted wtht me. It would be lovely to talk to you all that way. 

A message from Mrs Powell

What would you like to be when they grow up? Many people have dreams about the future and that is good. Have a look at the following video: https://youtu.be/ECP87EFic48


The video below tells the story of Joseph, a famous dreamer from the Bible. When Pharaoh put him in prison, Joseph dreamt of being let out, but it wasn’t until Pharaoh had some dreams of his own that Joseph was called upon to help and secured his own release from prison.


It is good to dream of being happy when we are older: happiness is vital! However, Jesus pointed out something important about happiness.

Jesus said that people would be happy if they did the following - care about other people - always try to be fair and just - are kind and show mercy - work to make peace

Dear God, Please help us to work hard to achieve our ambitions and to become what we want to be. Whatever we do or however we live our life, help us to remember the needs of others. Help us to care about other people, to be fair and just, To be kind and merciful and to make peace, wherever we are.


Further activities you could have a go at… you could try making a dreamcatcher to catch your own dreams. There are some instructions available at: https://tinyurl.com/y7acpruh

Have you read the book The BFG by Roald Dahl? Why not try making a BFG dream jar? There are some instructions available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52xhSTjBea0

What ever you do today Swallows, have fun, stay safe and remember to always use your Christian Values. You are excellent at showing our values every day in the classroom. They are friendship, love, hope, forgiveness, respect and courage. Now is a time for really focusing on hope and courage as we need to be brave when we are feeling a little shaky and be hopeful about when we can all return together. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 10.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 9th Jun 2020 @ 7:32pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

I hope that you are all happy chappies today. It is so lovely chatting to you on our discussions page, please bob on over to take a look at what today's discussion is. 

I know that some of you are beginning to get bored now and really want to comeback to school. I totally understand this Swallows. It will happen one day, I am not sure exactly when, but on that day, I will be there to welcome you back to our special school and we will do lots of lovely activities together. 

Time for a story, it is the turn of Mrs Whittingham today. I love listening to her beautiful Irish accent as she reads. https://youtu.be/IEB5oavzP_U

I forgot to add yesterday's story so I will put it here too, I'm sorry!  Here is Miss Twaites reading The Darkest Dark. https://youtu.be/taG8mwAHBeI

Ours lessons today focus on word endings in English    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxpx8hv

In Maths, we look again at finding halves of amounts . I have attached some shading fractions sheets for you. 


In RE we are going to learn about what Jewish people believe about The Messiah. I have attached a word search that you might like to do. 


I have made home learning packs for you all, please contact the office if you would like to collect one. 

A message from Mrs Powell

Some of you are returning to school but we need to remember lockdown is hard for everyone. Talk about their feelings to someone special at home and to try to understand that everyone is finding this time difficult in some way. Have a look at this video: https://youtu.be/-RXF5-29VGU


You may wish to use the following prayer.

Dear God,

During this time of lockdown, Please help us to think about others and their needs. Help us to be kind and helpful. Help us to talk openly about our feelings So that together, we can grow stronger and closer.


Have a wonderful day my super Swallows. I have also attached a beautiful picture book called Rain Before Rainbows for you to read. Just enjoy the gorgeous illustrations. 

I miss you all every day, more and more.

Love Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 09.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 8th Jun 2020 @ 5:02pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

I hope that you all had a lovey day yesterday. How are you enjoying finding out all about Judasim? I hope that the lessons are useful to you. I have attached some Judasim based colouring in sheets that you can print off and decorate. Following on from yesterday's lesson, I have attached a reading comprehension about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. This is a little challenging as the text is quite long so you may need a grown up to read this with you. (I have also given you the asnwers, don't cheat!)

Julia Donaldson's A Squash and A Squeeze has a wise old man in it who gives the old lady an important message, although she doesn't quite understand at the beginning. He reminds me of a Jewish Rabbi (teacher) Jewish people have Rabbis in their communities who teach them strories from The Torah and who lead services in the Synagogue. They are like priests and vicars in Christianity. Listen to the story being read out loud on You Tube, can you think of what the wise old man is trying to teach the old lady? What is the message of the story? Maybe you have this book at home and can read it yourself? 



Today in English please look at suffixes on the BBC site. Today is the suffic 'ly'. 

The suffix ly

A suffix is a letter or group of letters that attach to the end of a word and changes the word's meaning. An example of a suffix is -ly, which, when added to the end of a word, is used to describe a verb.

Watch the short video below to find out more.


In Maths we contiue looking at fractions, today is all about halves. 


Finally in RE we continue our learning about Judaism.


What do Jews believe about the Messiah?

In this lesson, we will be learning all about what Jews believe about the Messiah. We will understand that different Jewish people hold different beliefs about whether the Messiah will be a person, or an age and a world that we must all bring about.


A message from Mrs Powell

Ask your child, ‘How many of you belong to a team?’

Encourage them to speak of their role in sports teams and uniformed organizations such as Cubs and Brownies and their varied experience of teamwork in school. Establish how, as members of a team, different people work together and aim to help one another.


Introduce the following story, which tells how Jesus invited others to become part of his team of helpers. Listen carefully for the ways in which the story speaks of helping one another.


Jesus Calls Four Fishermen

Imagine that you are standing by a wide, blue lake that is surrounded by hazy, grey-green hills. On the shore there are some fishing boats, and a crowd of people have gathered nearby. They’re listening (just like you!) to someone by the water’s edge. Who is it? It’s Jesus of Nazareth! Everyone loves his stories and wise sayings, but today, not everyone can see or hear. What can be done?


Jesus has an idea and calls to one of the fishermen, ‘Could I use your boat?’

‘You can have it!’ replies the fisherman, whose name is Peter. ‘We’ve been out on the lake all night and haven’t caught a thing.’

Jesus clambers into the boat and sits down. Peter and his brother, Andrew, push the boat into the water so that it floats close to the shore. Now everyone can see and listen!


Eventually, however, it is time to finish. Jesus says a thank-you prayer and the people return to their villages.

‘Are you hungry? What about some fish?’ Jesus asks the fishermen. ‘Let’s find some deeper water and catch some.’

‘But we’ve tried,’ the fishermen say. ‘We’ve tried all night and caught nothing.’

Jesus doesn’t say a word; he just points towards the middle of the lake. Peter and Andrew shake their heads, but set out again.


When they reach deep water, Jesus tells them to let out their nets. Peter and Andrew do as they are asked. Quickly, the water starts to swirl and splash and the net becomes heavy with fish. In fact, the net is so heavy that the men struggle to pull it back in! Peter shouts to some other fishermen nearby, ‘James! John! Quickly! Come and help us!’


Together, they slowly draw in the net. Soon, fish are flipping and flapping, slithering and sliding all over the floor of the boat. They have to use both boats to get the catch safely back to shore. Peter is amazed that there are so many, but also a bit ashamed that he’d been so ready to give up.


‘Now,’ says Jesus, ‘you’re fishermen, but I need a team of followers who will help to spread a net of friendship. Will you help to draw all kinds of people together in care and respect?’

He looks at each of the fishermen in turn: Peter, Andrew, James and John. Then, Jesus begins to walk slowly away from the shore. The four fishermen watch as he goes and then look at one another . . . ‘Yes,’ they decide, ‘it would be good to help.’


Encourage your child to think about the importance of teamwork in all aspect of our lives:

- Together

- Everyone

- Achieves

- More

Dear God,

Thank you for all the people who help us in our lives.

Thank you for the people who have already helped us today.

Please help us to help one another.

Please help us to remember that it is good to work together in a team.



Have a great day Swallows. Please hop on over to our discussions page and join in with today's discussion which links back to last year's whole school zoo project . Why is Chester Zoo so important?

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx 

Y2 08.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 7th Jun 2020 @ 9:35pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

Happy Monday to you all. I wish it was a sunny one! I hope that you all mananged to enjoy the rainy weekend? My garden loved having such a huge drink :) 

Today, I thought that you could have a look at these clips from the BBC site all about suffixes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vc86f There are activities for you to do at home. This week for our spellings, let's look at the suffix 'ment'. 

excitement, investment, department, cement, payment, movement, argument, ornament, document, basement

Some of our children have been using the White Rose maths lessons at home and have been really enjoying them. I thought that I would pop the link on here for you. As you have had fractions work in your home learning pack, the next few maths lessons that I will put on here are excellent at explaining all about fractions. Take a look: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ There are 5 lessons here, one for each day. I'm sure that you will recognise some of the visual imagery that we use in school. You don't need to print the sheets off, just jot your answers in your book or on a white board. 

Continuing with our Judasim work, follow this link to learn about some Jewish festivals. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-jewish-festivals/ Hannukah is my favourite festival, one reason being that Jewish people eat foods cooked in oil during Hannukah like doughnuts! Yummy! Can you find out why? 

Each day, we are going to read you a story and put the link here on our blogs. First up is Mr Beswick reading "The Stone Cutter". Snuggle up with a teddy and a blanket and enjoy! 


A message from Mrs Powell

Would you like some new teachers? How about today tuning into one of these lessons from celebratory teachers? https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/celebrity-supply-teachers

Lesson timetable:


Week 1

· Monday 8 June Geri Horner: English

· Tuesday 9 June Tim Peake: Science

· Wednesday 10 June Marcus Rashford: PE

· Thursday 11 June Jeff & Zoe: Gardening

· Friday 12 June Heston Blumenthal: Food Science

Week 2

· Monday 15 June Gary Lineker: Spanish

· Tuesday 16 June Tez Ilyas: Science

· Wednesday 17 June Nikki Lilly: IT

· Thursday 18 June Ricky Wilson: Art

· Friday 19 June Kelis: Cookery

Week 3

· Monday 22 June Darcey Bussell: Dance

· Tuesday 23 June Katie Piper: Wellbeing

· Wednesday 24 June Mark Labbett: Maths

· Thursday 25 June Isabel Clifton: Drama

· Friday 26 June Ed Balls: History

Week 4

· Monday 29 June Matthew Morrison: Musical Theatre

· Tuesday 30 June Ellie Simmonds: Geography

· Wednesday 1 July Martin Bashir: History

· Thursday 2 July Rachel & Maisie: British Sign Language

· Friday 3 July End of Term Review

Enjoy the lessons and please tell us what you think!

Have a super day Swallows, remember to take a look at our discussion for today on school spider. Hop on over and chat to me, I'm waiting.....

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxxxx

Y2 05.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 9:29pm

Buenas Dias Swallows children

How are you all today? Happy Friday! I know that Monday may feel strange for some of you as our Owls children are returning to school. We all wish that everyone was coming back together again. Mrs Elson and I were saying yesterday how much we wished that we could see you on Monday. However, you have to stay at home where you are safe with your families. One day, we will be able to see each other again and I am looking forward to that day so much. 

I am so proud of how well you have been getting on at home. You have impresed me with the amount of work and learning that you have all done. The photographs that your grown ups send me really cheer me up when I am missing you. Well done to all of you. It will be strange for me too on Monday as Thomas has been my little shadow during this time away from school!

Our lessons today can be found here. There is a lovely Science lesson on making a habitat for plants at home.


Each year, we listen to this three times tables song in Swallows class. It is a really catchy tune and will help you to remember the multiples of 3. Take a listen!


Here is another active maths challenge that helps you with your number work.

Using chalk, draw the numbers 1-10 in circles on the ground. Roll one or two dice and add them together. Now jump on as many circles as you need to make the total on the dice by adding the numbers together as you go. How many ways can you do it? Instead of adding the dice together, make a two-digit number and then jump on as many circles so when the numbers are added together, they make the two-digit number.

From Monday, I will be opening a daily  "discussion" on School Spider where you and your parents can chat to me, it will be a little bit like sending each other text messages. You can just send me a message or upload work on there for me to look at. I am really looking forward to this. I'm attaching a parent guide so that your grown ups know how to find our class discussion. 

Here is the link to part 2 of our Lostock Lockdown Story video. It is just brilliant to see you all having so much fun with your families. You will have so many stories to tell me when I see you again!


A message from Mrs Powell

Smile, it’s Summer

Scientists have discovered that colours can make us feel certain emotions:

· White makes us feel cold.

· Red makes us feel warm or angry.

· Blue makes us feel cool or peaceful.

· Orange makes us feel warm or happy.

· Green makes us feel calm and peaceful.

· Black makes us feel sad.

· Yellow makes us feel happy and full of laughter.


When the sun comes out, people often say that they feel happier. Whatever the weather is like, though, we can all make people feel happy by the way we look at them. An unknown poet said, ‘There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.’ In other words, even if we can’t speak someone’s language, we can still let them know that we care by ‘speaking’ to them with a smile.


Think about people who make you happy. Think about their faces. When you think about them, do they look sad, angry or happy? If they make us happy, they will probably be smiling in our thoughts.


How does it make you feel if someone looks angry? How does it make you feel when someone smiles at you?


Today, why not decide to smile at people so that you can bring sunshine to their lives and make them feel happy? Remember: ‘There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.’


Dear God,

Thank you for all the people who bring me happiness.

I think especially of… (pause for the children to fill in the names).

Please help me to bring happiness to others, too.

Thank you that I can create happiness by something as simple as a smile.


I am making another home learning pack on Monday so please let the office know if you would like one and they will be ready from Tuesday onwards.

Have a wonderful weekend Swallows and I look forward to "chatting" to you on School Spider each day next week.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

04.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 4:48pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

I hope you are all well and looking forward to another day. I was busy in school yesterday, it still feels strange to be there and not see your little faces. I have them all in my mind though. How are you getting on with your Judaism research about The Torah? Please show me what you have found out. 

Today's lessons continue with litres and mililitres.


Next time your grown up is cooking or baking, ask them if you can help to read the scales on the measuring jug or weighing scales. I have attached some work sheets that may help you to learn how to read scales. 

Here is another link to fabulous stories being read to you. This site is Roald Dahl books beginning with James and the Giant Peach. Snuggle up with a teddy and get lost in this fabulous adventure.


I am also attaching the Y2 wriitng activities that you can choose from. 

A message from Mrs Powell

Pause for Thought: Being Grateful Click here to watch the following video: https://youtu.be/dilMMKU762g

Lucky showed his gratitude to Jack by saving his life, and Jack did not abandon his faithful friend. He, too, showed gratitude in return.

Think about and discuss the following questions:

· Who are we grateful to?

· Who has helped us recently?

· Are we people who say ‘thank you’ often?

· Is there someone to whom we should show gratitude today?


Dear God,

Teach us to show our gratitude for what we have

By caring for those around us,

And for the wonderful world in which we live.

Have a wonderful day, we miss you.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 03.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 8:10am

Buenas Dias lovely Swallows class

A little hello from me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh1-McktvPU

Hi everybody, how are you? "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring..." My plants are saying thank you to God for this rain, they needed a big drink. I know that most of you will be inside today becuase of the rian so I thought that you could have a go at this active maths activity:

Think of an exercise to the numbers 2, 5 and 10 Start by counting in ones to 20. Whenever you say a number that is in the 2 times table complete the exercise you have chosen for 2. Now count in ones to 20 but each time you say a number in the 5 times table, complete the exercise you have chosen for 5. Repeat for the 10 times table. Can you join them all together? Count in ones to 20 but perform all three exercises. How many exercises will you need to do when you say 10? Good luck! Maybe you could practise this forst then perform it as a show for your grown ups. Can they join in with you? Let me know how you get on. 

Just a reminder of this brilliant website where David Walliams reads his own stories to you. A rainy day is the perfect time to snuggle up and listen to a wonderful story. This week, he is reading Bad Dad, my family went to the theatre to see him read this a few years ago, it is a great story. You can go back and listen to other stories that he has already read if you don't fancy this one. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Our maths lessons continue with measures, today is solving problems with litres. Why don't you ask a grown up if you can look in your kitchen for equipment that has a scale on it. Maybe it is a measuring jug, some scales, a medicine syringe....see if you can work out what each little line is worth on the scale. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#schedule

Swallows, please always ask a grown up before touching anything in the kitchen!


A message from Mrs Powell

Pause for Thought: Be Thankful Click here to watch the following video: https://youtu.be/Hp_g_5Hphd8

We can be thankful for things every day! If you’d like to, have a go at the following:

Can you think of someone whom you would like to thank? Could you send them a message or write a letter to them today? Free printable thank-you cards that are ready to colour in are available at: https://printable-cards.gotfreecards.com/categories/color-your-card/thank-you

Why not make a list of as many things as you can think of that you are thankful for today? You could ask your family to join in. I wonder if you can think of 100 things!

Dear God,

For families and friends…

We are thankful.

For the beauty of nature and the world around us…

We are thankful.

For all the things in life that we too often take for granted…

We are thankful.

Please help us to be willing to show our thanks - not only in what we say, but also in what we do - every single day…

We are thankful.


Have a super day  Swallows. Mrs Elson and I are thinking about you every day and we miss you lots and lots, like Jelly Tots! Be kind at home, always use your manners and keep smiling. Like Winnie The Pooh says, we are together in our dreams.

Before I go, here is the link to the fabulous video that we called Lostock's Lockdown Story. Seeing all of your faces makes me so happy, it is just beautiful. I hope that you enjoy it if you haven't already seen it. 


Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxxx

Y2 02.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 2nd Jun 2020 @ 8:21am

Buenas Dias Swallows

How are you all today? It looks like it is gloing to be another sunny day, I have just been out into the garden to hang out my washing and the sky is a beautiful, clear blue colour with only a few clouds. I imagine you are all so tanned because of this lovely weather, I won't recognise you when I see you again. Plus, I bet you have all grown taller! 

It was lovely to see some photos of people learning about Rosa Parks yesterday. If you didn't mange to, look back at yesterday's blog for the link or visit the BBC home learning page for Y2. 

How did you get on with the 10 spellings that I gave you before the holidays? I bet you were great! This week, let's look at words that end with the suffix "ness". 

quietness, calmness, laziness, brightness, kindness, happiness, loneliness, forgiveness

Remember the rule of changing the y to an i when adding a suffix like in happiness. 

Our maths learning today focuses on reading scales again, this time in litres. This is the unit that we measure liquid in. We also look at how to say the colours in Spanish as well continuing to find information in our reading lessons. 


I would like to intoruduce you to a research project based on Judaism that can last for the rest of this week. This is the religion that we would be learning about if we were at school. Jesus was born as a Jewish person as that was the religion at that time. It is a very old, fascinating religion and there are many Jewish people all over the world, in England too. 

I would like you to find out the Jewish holy book called "The Torah". It was originally a scroll and so in many synagogues today, the words are written onto a scroll, not printed in a book. What is the Torah? What is it written on? How is it looked after? Where does it live in the Synaggoue? Who is allowed to read it? Can you touch it with your finger in the Synagogue? Do Jewish people have a copy of The Torah at home? 

This website might help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/what-is-the-torah/zhs2t39

There is also a video on there about a little Jewish boy, Charlie, from Manchester who talks about his life as a Jewish person. The Synagogue in that video, is the one that Y2 visit each summer. It is beautiful. I will show you photographs when we are back together again. I have attached a Power Point explaining a little bit more for you as well. Maybe you could make a poster of what you have found out, label a picture, video yourself explaining what you have learnt and send it to me or bring your work into school. 

A message from Mrs Powell 

Pause for Thought: Be Kind Click here to watch the following video: https://youtu.be/Qcyc68d6OAk

We should be kind because we care about other people. However, the video that we just watched suggests that kindness is also good for us. Ask the children to think about why this might be. You might like to start by revisiting the ideas suggested in the video (go to 0.20 minutes and play the following ten seconds).

Can you make a list of something kind that you could do each day of the week?

Dear God,

Please help us to be kind to those around us.

Please help us to think about the needs of other people.

Please help us to seek to live in peace.


Have a wonderful Swallows, we miss you.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 01.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 1st Jun 2020 @ 7:13am

Buenas Dias Swallows

Happy 1st of June. I hope that you all had a lovely half term holiday in the sunshine with lots of rest and play. We spent lots of time having water gun fights! Time for a little bit of work again.

One important lady that we were going to be learning about in our worship is Rosa Park. We have a beautiful book about her in our library. Please have a little look at this website to find out all about her. I wonder if you can learn why she was special? What did she do that was very brave? This story also links to our No Outsiders work. 


Our RE topic is Judaism this half term. Tomorrow, I am going to give you a little research project on Judaism. Our Oak Academy lessons today will give you a little sneek peek into Judaism. It is my favourite topic to teach in RE, I wish that I was in the classroom with you all. The maths lessons are teaching you how to read scales, thermometers today. I wonder if you can find out how hot it is in your house? Take a look:


Have a great day my lovely Swallows. Please keep reading and listening to stories. Thomas and I are reading The Demon Dentist by David Walliams at the minute, it is a very exciting story. 

I miss you all so much. Remember to keep saying thank you to your grown ups.

Abrazos (hugs)

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 25.05.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 24th May 2020 @ 3:01pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

Happy half term! Here is a little video message frm me to all of you:


This week, we woukd like you to relax and just spend your time doing the things that you enjoy doing. As we enter the start of what should be another half term, and we embark on another, tenth, week of lockdown, we wanted to thank you all for the amazing work you have done to keep your children safe, support their home learning, and communicate with us here at school. You have done an incredible job and we want to make sure that you are looking after your own mental health needs in this time of uncertainty.

It is important that we take some time to do something that will make us smile. That will make our children smile and that will bring us together at such a tricky time. So have a look below at some of our suggestions and choose one thing every day that brings happiness.

· Enjoy a yummy breakfast together; pancakes, boiled egg and soldiers, bacon sandwiches or maybe your favourite cereal.

· Have a carpet picnic, or a garden picnic at tea time

· Make something that shows off what makes you special for the school sharing window and deliver it to school on Monday or Wednesday this week.

· Draw a picture for somebody in one of our local care homes

· Tell us about something you have done in lockdown that you’ve never done before. Have you learnt to ride your bike, or tie your shoelaces? Have you baked bread for the first time? Have you planted some seeds and nurtured them into flowers?

· Talk about your favourite things to do and have a favourites day. Eat your favourite breakfast, listen to or dance to your favourite song, sing your favourite songs together, play your favourite game, watch your favourite movie or tv programme, read your favourite book or comic, wear your favourite outfit, arrange a video chat with your favourite friends or family member.

· Find a new way of hugging! Right now, hugging is a tricky thing because we have to keep our distance. Can you find a new way to send a hug to somebody? Perhaps send a postcard, or create a picture or video of you doing something funny/showing off a new skill.

· Facetime, zoom, whatsapp – keep in touch with those people closest and most important to you.

· Create a calm box, a little like the Christmas Eve boxes that so many of us use, put your favourite snacks, pyjamas, movie inside and settle down together for a soothing evening.

Remember, we are collecting photos of you doing wonderful things during lockdown so send your photos into school so we can share them as a whole community.

Look after yourselves, be kind to yourselves and have a wonderful week.

Lots of love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

22.05.20 Part Two, by Mrs Rice

Date: 22nd May 2020 @ 4:39pm

Buenas Tardes Swallows

Me again! Just wanted to share two little videos with you that will show you how much I miss you every day. Even though we are not together, like the video says... "I am with you..." 


Have a wonderful weekend and half term holiday. xxx



Y2 22.05.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 9:43am

Buenas Dias Swallows

Happy Hot ChoFriday! We have the weekend, half term ahead of us and hopefully some sunny weather to enjoy, aren't we lucky?  To celebrate Hot Choc Fri this week, the staff have put together a little video of the poem called The Great Realisation. The poem explains all of the good things that have come out of lock down. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/ms3Y8qC9zWw

Some more great lessons for you today, a super art lesson about shadows too, take a look!


I thought that Friday's videos should always be a poem, so I have found a poem that I used to read at my old school over in Manchester quite a lot, I love this one. Just listen to all of the things the teacher tells this child to do. Imagine if I said those things, you would think I was crazy!! (Maybe you already do!!!) He he he! wink

Here is the link to my video where I read this to you. I am sorry about my terrible camera skills! frown


Please Mrs Butler

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, my love.
Do what you think best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, Miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don’t ask me!

Did you enjoy that? If you did, here is a link to the BBC site where a famous dancer that you may recognise reads the poem to you plus one other by Allan Ahlberg. There are some follow up activities for you here as well. This is aimed at Y3 children however I think that you are all super stars so will be able to complete these tasks.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb2k8xs

I wonder how you have got on with your 10 spellings this week? Maybe you could have a "quizie quiz" like we do in school and ask your grown ups to check them for you. I have attached some great ways of practising your spellings at home. I won't give you any over the half tern holiday, I will put 10 more on my blog the first week after the holidays. 


A couple of years ago, a sports personality, Jenna Downing visited us in school to share her story of becoming a professional skater.  She was due to return to school to tell us what she is doing now and to show us some videos of her excellent talent however because we are all at home, she couldn't come. So, she has done an assembly with Mr Russell who comes into school to teach PE. Take a look, it is really interesting. 


Our No Outsiders story for today is We’re all wonders by R.J Palacio.

Here is link to the story being read https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhD5ZKH_Fy4

This story shows our No Outsiders message beautifully. We know that we are all different, special and unique and that is what makes us us. We are all fabulous in our own way and it is brilliant that we all look different. I have also attached some activities linked to this story.


Have a fabulous day Swallows, keep smiling. Remember that you are just great the way that you are. Each and every one of you brings something different to our classroom and that is what makes it a happy place to be. YOU ARE ALL WONDERS!

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

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