Rockingham (Yr 2)
Welcome to Spring Term in Rockingham Class
Rockingham Class continues to be taught by Mrs Tharme. We are also really lucky to have Mrs Want (HLTA) with us for most of the week.
Welcome back to the Spring Term in the new year of 2021. We kick started the term with such excitement on the 4th January, introducing our new theme ‘Fire Fire!’ which the children were so excited about I couldn’t keep up with all the questions they had. Only to be told we were in lock down once again. I know that we're all disappointed but we do have lots of exciting and important learning planned for the term.
In the first part of this Spring term we will be going back in time as we embark on our History project named 'Fire, Fire!' where we'll be learning more about a significant event in British History - The Great Fire of London. You can find out more about our learning in Spring Term 3 by viewing the Theme Web below. Our overview of the year's learning is shown in our Long Term Plan (below).
Once again, I will be making Knowledge Organisers available via Class Dojo for both our theme and for core subjects. Please do encourage your child to regularly review these at home - it is important that they all learn and understand this knowledge and have further opportunity to discuss it with you at home as will help them to be able to verbalise the knowledge they are learning. These can be used to create quizzes and play games with your child to embed their knowledge and check their understanding.
I will be keeping parents up to date with our learning developments and giving general messages and reminders out on Class Dojo on a daily basis during this time, so do remember to turn on your notifications and check in frequently. All of the work I am setting for your child remotely, will be available on SeeSaw - please do let me know if you have any connectivity issues with this and I will do my best to resolve any problems. The weekly overview will be published at the start of the week with activities uploaded on a daily basis. It will help me enormously if you could also upload your child's independent work by the end of the day (or as soon as complete would be even better) this allows me to mark it and provide valuable feedback as I would in the classroom. I will also be sending you details of the daily 'live' teaching for English & Maths that will be undertaken using Zoom. Again, please let me know if you have particular issues accessing this. Below, you can find both a 'Zoom for parents' safety guide together with a resource bank of online platforms that you can access to support your child's remote learning during lock down.
Please keep up daily reading with your child using books from school, Oxford Owl or Epic! You can continue to record their reading in their reading books so that when we return we can reward them with their dojo points.
I am excited to be able to give out certificates virtually including school values awards, Silver, Gold, Ryhall Reader and Handwriting hero. Please use this to encourage your child to continue to complete the work to the same standard they would in school.
If you have any problems at all, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to continuing working with you and your child/children.