Dear Year 2 parents and carers,
We are so sad not to be teaching your children over the coming weeks, but we are going to do everything we can to make this strange time easier for you and your children. Our intention is to put up at least one English and Maths activity every day on here. Mr Penn’s page will also have ideas and links to other cross-curricular activities. We’re hoping this can give you a variety of things to do together. Please don’t think we’re expecting you to do everything! We appreciate not everything will suit everyone, and we’re really not expecting children to be working solidly for hours every day during this difficult time. Our hope is to provide things through which children can learn, and also find fun, and a bit of a challenge!
If you are struggling to access any of the links on your phone, please let us know as we’ll do our best to put them into a better format.
Any brilliant and suitable ideas we come across through fellow teachers, friends and online communities we will try and share with you via Twitter.
We would love to see anything the children are up to – drawings, writing, maths, art work – please take a photo and email us, or even tweet us and include #TJ #2D #2ES - that way all of their friends can also see what they’ve been up to, and even comment!
Our email addresses are below. Please feel free to email us any questions you may have about the activities we post on here. We’ll endeavour to reply to you as soon as we can. We can’t wait to see your photos!
Happy learning, and we are thinking of you all,
Mrs Derbyshire, Mrs Evans and Mrs O’Sullivan
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