Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Acting Co-Headteachers: Claire Beswick and Karen Loney

01132 638 910

Whingate Primary School

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Year 2 Remote Learning

* Update 04.02*

Thank you so much for your feedback, it is really useful and we are using it to continually improve the home learning that we provide. 

Thank you to everybody that has been sending their child's completed home learning to us, this is the best way for us to assess how the tasks are being received and how challenging your child is finding the work set. It also gives us opportunity to give individual praise and next steps feedback. If you haven't already, please send your child's work to us via the year 2 email address, year.2@whingate.com.

We have recently launched two new competitions, Recommended Reads and the PE Competition. More information for these are available on the website but please do get in touch if you need any support. 

Below is a list of some fabulous free virtual Maths resource websites that can support your child in their learning. Lots of children would use resources in school to help them and please be reassured that this is okay. 

https://www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html

https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock

https://toytheater.com/category/teacher-tools/virtual-manipulatives/

We are continually phoning home to check on home learning and speak to parents daily via email, however, if there is something that you would like to discuss with a member of the Year 2 Team please do not hesitate to drop us an email at the above address or request a call. 

Thank you once again for your continued support in ever challenging circumstances, 

The Year 2 Team 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Thank you for taking your time to read this and for your engagement in your child's learning. 

Structure

Please use this timetable if you wish as a guide to structure your child's day, this is very very similar to their current day in school. Please note that the government guidelines are that a child in KS1 should be completing 3hours home learning every day, so feel free to adapt the timetable to suit your own individual family lives.

Where? 

Your child's daily learning will be available via a 'sway', this is a program that allows text, audio and videos to be presented on one page. We hope this will help with ease as everything will be in one place.

The daily sways will be accessible from the drop down menu if you hover over Year 2 and then click on the correct day. After listening to your feedback, we have ensured that all the sways for the week are available on a Monday so that you can pre-plan your days and prep any resources you may need. The sway has many other benefits including being able to monitor which children have accessed the home learning and is more interactive for your child.

We appreciate that lots of parents are working whilst looking after their child/ren and we would like to reassure you that we are doing everything that we can to make this as straight forward and the learning as independent as we can. 

Register

Every morning, your child is asked to complete a 'register', this register allows us to know which children are accessing the learning, as well as giving the children the option to share with their teachers how they are feeling and to tell us anything they would like to. This will benefit the children greatly, as they will still feel a part of our year group and school. 

Zoom

Our class Zoom meeting will be at 2.30pm daily, we will use this time to see and speak to the children about their day, and give opportunity for the children to see each other, then we will read a story to the children. If you have not already signed up for this, please follow the link on The School Jotter app. 

Feedback

We are able to give your child immediate and direct feedback when they complete a PurpleMash activity, however this is more tricky when they are completing other learning. We have put any answers we can onto the sway so that your child can mark this themselves after they have completed the task. We then positively welcome and encourage you to send photos of your child's learning to our Year 2 email address year.2@whingate.com , the reason for this is so that we can acknowledge your child's achievements and motivate them to continue, as well as setting a next step and moving their learning forward. Please just be aware that when our 'bubble' is open most teachers are in school looking after key worker and vulnerable children, so we will respond as quick as possible.

 Resources

We have added some resources and links (above) that are useful for the children to have at home, that they may use regularly to support their learning. If you are unable to print these and would like to collect a paper copy from school, please let us know via email and we can prepare these for you.  Also, if there are any resources you would like that we have not provided, please drop us an email, we want to support you in any way that we can.

*Please note home learning packs can be downloaded directly from the website on the Tuesday page*

Bookbags

 If your child has read their school reading books and needs replacements, please bring these to school and we can swap them, if you email in advance we will have them ready for collection at the school office to minimise time spent on site.

Parental Feedback

Please complete a forms if you wish to so that you can share how your child has found their learning  and speak to us directly about any other concerns. The Year 2 teachers will then use this information to plan further learning, knowing which activities were popular, which the children enjoyed etc.

Parent's opinions

Thank you to everybody that has completed the Parent Survey, it is greatly appreciated. If you haven't done so already, please could you take a couple of minutes to complete the questionnaire below.

Thank you again for your support! We hope that you stay safe and that we will see you all again soon,

The Year 2 Team :)

Parent Survey

Timetable 

Resources