Elizabeth Fry | Christian History

Welcome to Elizabeth Fry Class!  My name is Miss Greig.

As all classes in the school have now adopted a class name, based on an inspirational figure, Year 2 have chosen the social reformer Elizabeth Fry.  She became well-known in the 19th Century for improving the lives of poor prisoners.  We hope her Christian values of caring, kindness and a desire to help others are able to influence us during our time in Year 2.

Vine Passport

Vine Passport:

Every child, who attends one of our Vine schools, will receive a Vine Passport. This Vine Passport will
give every child the opportunity to challenge themselves, to broaden their horizons and to increase
their life experiences. There is a total of 40 challenges as you travel around your Vine Schools
Passport. There is no rush to complete it all at once; indulge yourself in the challenges and enjoy!

Vine Passport

Letter to parents

Vine Reading List

Vine Reading list

In the Vine Trust, we want to promote a love of reading in all of our pupils no matter what their age, gender or reading ability. Exposing children to a wide variety of good quality stories and texts helps to improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills whilst also introducing them to a whole host of experiences, both imaginary and real, that they might otherwise never experience.

At the Vine, we feel that parents and carers play a vital role in supporting pupils with their reading. Research into reading supports this belief and one finding in 2006 states that:

Parents and the home environment are essential to the early teaching of reading and fostering a love of reading; children are more likely to continue to be readers in homes where books and reading are valued (Clark and Rumbold, 2006).

We understand that it can be difficult to motivate children to read, especially now that technology is so appealing and accessible. It can also be challenging to get children to read different types of books. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Harry Potter and books written by David Walliams are extremely popular and are great pieces of literature. However, it is important that children read a range of stories and books to support them in developing their own imagination and writing skills.

In light of this, we have produced a selection of lists to aid you at home in guiding and encouraging children to read a range of books. Each list contains good-quality, age relevant books that have stood the test of time and proven to be very popular with pupils that staff have taught over the years.

How to use the lists:

  • The book lists are split into EYFS, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2. If your child is in Year 5 or 6 but is a reluctant reader, why not have a look at the lower KS2 list. Likewise, if you have a very able reader in KS1 who is in need of a challenge, explore the lower KS2 list.
  • Share the list with your child. Put a mark against which books they think sound interesting. Then, visit your local library or book shop and see which books you can find.
  • Encourage your child to look for these books in the school or class library.
  • Reading to your child is vitally important, even in Year 6. So why not choose a more challenging book that you can share and read together.
  • Each list starts off with easier to read suggestions then the books grow in complexity as the list continues. Some of the content of the books towards the end of the upper KS2 list is a little more mature and sensitive (war, refugees, loss etc) but are all age-relevant. As the parent/carer, you will need to decide on whether these are suitable for your child.

These lists are extensive but not exhaustive. There are so many wonderful options and choices.

KS1 Reading List

Virtual School

MONDAY 8th February

https://stjamescofeprimaryschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Home-learning-grid-8.2.21.docx

English and Maths videos will be uploaded daily under the English and Maths tabs.

MONDAy 1st February

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English and Maths videos will be uploaded daily under the English and Maths tabs.

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English and Maths videos will be uploaded daily under the English and Maths tabs.

MONDAY 18th JANUARY WEEKLY OVERVIEW OF HOME LEARNING

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MONDAY 11th JANUARY WEEKLY OVERVIEW OF HOME LEARNING

Please find attached an overview of the week.  A more detailed explanation will be sent out to you daily with the relevant work attached if it cannot be shared here.Home learning grid 11.1.21

CBBC Home learning from 11th January

If you would like any additional ideas for home learning, or would prefer to access learning through your TV, CBBC will have lessons every morning starting at 9am.  Here is the timetable if this would be useful to you.

ENGLISH 4th March

WORLD BOOK DAY!  Miss Greig shares her favourite books and reads you a story.

ENGLISH 3rd March

Writing verbs in the past tense.

ENGLISH 2nd March

Reading comprehension Florence Nightingale.

ENGLISH 26th February

Practise your handwriting then do a neat copy of your poem that you can bring into school.

ENGLISH 25th February

Imagine what things you could have seen, heard, smelled or felt if you were there during the Great Fire of London.

ENGLISH 24th February

Imagine what things you could have seen, heard, smelled or felt if you were there during the Great Fire of London.

ENGLISH 23rd February

Find and make rhyming words

ENGLISH 22nd February

Great Fire of London poem

ENGLISH 11th February

Handwriting and spelling practice

ENGLISH 10th February

Write part of Toby’s diary

ENGLISH 9th February

Learn about how to use the 1st person when writing diaries.

ENGLISH 8th February

The Past Tense.  Can you choose the correct past tense verbs from our story Toby and the Great Fire of London.

ENGLISH 5th February

Spelling and handwriting

ENGLISH 4th February

Today, we are visited by Samuel Pepys, who answers your questions from yesterday’s lesson!

ENGLISH2nd February

Read the second part of Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash and Jane Cope.  Finish the text map together.

ENGLISH1st February

Read our new story Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash and Jane Cope.  Draw a text map together.

ENGLISH 29th January

Handwriting and spelling

ENGLISH 28th January Retelling Vlad and the Great Fire of London Part 2

ENGLISH 27th January Retelling Vlad and the Great Fire of London Part 1

STORY 18th JANUARY

MATHS 2nd March

MATHS 3rd March

Complete the video activity.

MATHS 2nd February Make Equal Groups

MATHS 1st February Make Equal Groups

Some practical objects, eg pegs or pasta would be helpful today for the children to make groups with.

MATHS 29th January  Optional video activity

Some practical objects, eg pegs or pasta would be helpful today for the children to make groups with.

MATHS 28th January Making arrays

Some practical objects, eg pegs or pasta would be helpful today for the children to make groups with.

MATHS 27th January

MATHS 25th January

MATHS 21st January

Maths practice games for money

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY Compare money

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY Make the same amount

MONDAY 18TH JANUARY Select Money

RE 25th February

Hinduism

Read the information about Moksha and draw your own information

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RE 11th February

Watch the “Travel Guide to Heaven”.   Look at the examples of pictures of Heaven that I have sent you.  What do you think Heaven might look like, if it exists?

RE 11th February

You could also read this information about how the Bible writes about Heaven.

https://www.dltk-kids.com/bible/cv/heaven.htm

RE 28th January

Watch the story below “Heaven” by Nicholas Allan.  Draw what Dill the dog thinks heaven looks like.  Why would it look like this?  Do you believe Heaven exists?

Warning – the story features the death of a pet, in a child-friendly way.

SCIENCE 3rd February – Change the shape of materials

Complete the online lesson

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-the-shape-of-solid-objects-be-changed-74uk2c

SCIENCE 27th JANUARY – Choose the right materials

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zf7jmp3

Thursday 2nd February

Children’s Mental Health Week

Draw your feelings

PSHE Wednesday 6th January

Watch Episode 2 of the Jessie and Friends video at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

Answer the following questions

PE Activity 1

PE Activity 2

Thursday 4th February

Here is a music and dance lesson by BBC School Radio about the Great Fire of London

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-great-fire-of-london-samuel-pepys-part-1/zrkdcqthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-great-fire-of-london-samuel-pepys-part-1/zrkdcqt

Tuesday 26th January

Make a musical instrument.  During our Zoom meeting on Thursday, I would like to sing our song “I wanna play in a band” (see the video below).  If possible, it would be great if the children could make an “instrument” to play along.  There are some ideas in the attached document.

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Thursday 21st January

HISTORY 1st February

Essex Fire and Rescue service have produced a lesson about the Great Fire of London, comparing firefighters now and then.

HISTORY 25th JANUARY 

Watch the video clips then sort the sentences into those which are reasons why the fire spread so quickly and those which are not.

HISTORY 25th JANUARY – worksheet

Watch the video clips then sort the sentences into those which are reasons why the fire spread so quickly and those which are not.

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Magic Grandad explains the Great Fire of London

Online safety 2nd March

Watch this video lesson, then complete the design a superhero activity.

Online safety 23rd February

Watch this video with a grown-up at home.  Make a list of things that you shouldn’t share online.

https://vimeo.com/498000568

Safer Internet Day 9th February 2021

Watch the video about Digiduck and then complete the activities in your packs, or that have been emailed to you.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/detective-digiduck-virtual-assembly-3-7s

Purple Mash:

Don’t forget to check your ‘To dos’ on your Purple Mash account each day.  There are lots of different activities to explore!

Your teacher will be checking to see how you are getting on and responding to any messages you send.

Our home learning

  • Adam’s neat handwriting

  • Matilda’s shoe design from the Elves and the Shoemaker

  • Scarlett concentrating hard

  • Tristan hard at work

  • Tristan’s story retelling

  • Zion’s story retelling

  • Hope’s story retelling

Year 2 Christmas Concert