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Hey Eiger ninjas!

I hope you all had wonderful weekend and enjoyed the hot weather! I miss you all so much. It always makes my week special getting to catch up with you on the phone. If you have anything you want to talk about or want to ask me, you can write them down for when I call next week.

This week we will be continuing Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. We will continue to learn about and read the time in maths. If you’ve done some fantastic work or an activity, send me a picture of it and I will upload it on our class page under  Work of the Week  for everyone to see! If you have any ideas for our daily Special Task you can email it to me and I will post it on our page.

Unfortunately, both Epic! Reading and TT Rockstars/Numbots are ending their free access on June 30. I believe Epic will still allow you to read, but it is a capped time. I have found a free replacement for TT Rockstars and will email you the details this week.

You can still send me your Epic! Book Recommendations that you might like to recommend to a friend in our class. You can find them under the Daily Reading links. Also check out the Baby Poppy Update and The Message Board. Let me know if you have anything you'd like to tell or ask someone in our class!

**You can use these up until Tuesday June 30**
TT Rockstars (click the name to practice times tables)
Numbots (click the name to practice sums)
Every parent has been sent an email with the details to log-in

This week I began teaching the Year 1s on Mondays and Tuesdays. It was very nice to see them, they were so happy to be back at school. It was a bit strange because we are using our classroom! You can find a picture of us in the school newsletter.

In my spare time this week I finished my 2000 piece puzzle. As usual, I watched my Australian football team play (the Collingwood Magpies). It was a nail biter ending, we lost by only 2 points! I also did some reading in the sun and painted my nails. 

Send me your pictures of what you've been up to and I will post them on next week’s update!

The weather is going to be a bit rainy this week. It'll still be warm which is nice. Can you think of some words to describe hot, rainy weather? For some countries this type of weather is very common. Can you research which countries they are, and why their weather is like this? 

You could go for a lovely walk, run, bike or scooter with your family. Make sure you drink lots of water! It’s really important to keep exercising to stay healthy! It also makes us feel happy. I know lots of you are doing exercises at home and are going to the park. You can also do PE with Joe Wicks every morning at 9:00 am on YouTube. Here's the link to his channel.

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Please keep sending me your work (a photo or a document on the computer) and email me if you need any help or even if you just want to talk!

jtanner@sfdprimary.co.uk

Miss you all LOTS!!

 

From Miss Tanner

Work of the Week

Well done to Zuun for his awesome postcard and lovely secret messages!

Well done to Zoe for her wonderful postcard!


Well done to Esther for her excellent pancake making, character description and maths problems!

Well done to Jude for his awesome silly sentences and fantastic responses to Amazing Grace!

Well done to Kasey for her incredible 2A sentence starters!

Well done to Ovbiye for his awesome work on time!

Well done to Najeeb for his excellent responses to Amazing Grace!

The Message Board

From Najeeb to Melanie and Kasey:

Happy Birthday! What did you eat?

From Demilade to Sienna:
I have a pink scooter too.

Baby Poppy Update

Last week Miss French sent you all a special Roots of Empathy certificate. Here's a picture of the certificate:

Here's some new photos of Baby Poppy. How big is she?!
   

Daily Reading

Don’t forget to keep reading for pleasure every day! Here are some websites doing free books:

Audible

Storyline Online

Oxford Owl

Epic! Reading

Remember, there are lots of ways to enjoy reading!

Epic! Book Recommendations

From Melanie to Eiger Class:
Mum and I found a good section on healthy eating and cooking books on Epic!.

From Aaliyah to Najeeb and Zuun:
The book I want to recommend you is called Jesse Owens by Jane Sutcliffe. I think you would both like this book because you are really into sports. Click here to read it.

From Miss Tanner to Eiger Class:
The book I want to recommend everyone is called The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole. It is an audio book. That means you only listen to the story instead of reading it! I think you would all like this story because it's about school children (like you) and they go on a strange, interesting adventure. Click here to listen to it. I've assigned it to you all on your Epic! accounts as well. Let me know if you liked it on our weekly phone call!

From Ovbiye to Najeeb:
The book I want to recommend you is called Mallory on the Move by Laurie Friedman. I think you would like this book because of the way the characters act. Click here to read it.

From Ovbiye to Delove:
The book I want to recommend you is called Carlos & Carmen: The Big Splash by Kirsten McDonald. I think you would like this book because you're messy and a lot of fun. Click here to read it.

Ovbiye also had a book recommendation for Melanie, but sadly the book got removed from the Epic! website. It's called Home #1 and is a retell of the DreamWorks film of the same name.

From Miss Tanner to Eiger Class:
The book I want to recommend everyone is called The Five Senses: Hearing by Lisa Owings. It is a non-fiction book which means that it tells you true information. I think you would all like this book because it has lots of cool facts about how humans hear sound. It also has some great diagrams to show you what your ear looks like on the inside! Click here to read it. I've assigned it to you all on your Epic! accounts as well. If you like this book, there are 4 other books in the series all about the 5 senses.

From Aaliyah to Megan, Esther and Demilade:
The book I want to recommend you is called Pro Sports Biographies: Simone Biles by Jill Sherman. I think you all would like this book because it's about gymnastics. Click here to read it.

From Zoe to Mylo and people who like cooking:
The book I want to recommend you is called Critter Inn by Courtney Carbone. I think you would like this book because there are animals in it. It is about a family's cooking contest. Click here to read it.

From Miss Tanner to Eiger Class:
The book I want to recommend everyone is called Alone in the Arctic: Can Science Save Your Life? by Gerry Bailey. It is a non-fiction book which means that it tells you true information. I think you would all like this book because it has lots of cool facts about how humans survive extreme situations. It also has some great pictures and maps of the arctic (a place people rarely get to see in real life). Click here to read it. I've assigned it to you all on your Epic! accounts as well. Hope you like it!

This week's recommendations:

From Mylo to Zoe:
The book I want to recommend to you is called The Five Senses: Touching by Lisa Owings. Click here to read it

From Mylo to Zuun:
The book I want to recommend to you is called Why Should I Walk? I Can Fly! by Ann Ingalls. Click here to read it

From Miss Tanner to Eiger Class:
The book I want to recommend everyone is called On a Mission for Good Nutrition by Rebecca Sjonger. It is a non-fiction book which means that it tells you true information. I think you would all like this book because it has lots of information about how to eat healthily and why it's important. Click here to read it. I've assigned it to you all on your Epic! accounts as well. Hope you like it!

From Miss Tanner to Eiger Class:
The book I want to recommend everyone is called Do your Bit to Be Physically Fit! by Rebecca Sjonger. It is another non-fiction book by the same author as On a Mission for Good Nutrition. I think you would all like this book because it has lots of information about how important exercise is to our bodies. Click here to read it. I've assigned it to you all on your Epic! accounts as well. Hope you like it!

If you have read a book off of Epic! Reading that you'd like to recommend to a friend or the class, email your review to jtanner@sfdprimary.co.uk or tell me on the phone and I will post them here.

Weekly Spelling 

Here's some fun puzzles for your spelling words this week:

Here are our new words for this week:

Weekly Times Tables

**Play TT Rockstars up until Tuesday June 30**
New free website details emailed to parents sometime this week.

Sign in to TT Rockstars to practice your times tables and play fun games! Look in your emails for details!

By the end of Year 2 you should be able to count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

You can you make 'groups of' using small objects around the house to count out loud.

You can also play this game and click on the tables you'd like to practice.

Going Wild!

View document year_2_eiger/going_wild.pdf

Weekly Project: PSHE

Discuss the different routes you take when you walk to school. If you don't walk to school, how do you travel and why? Why is walking to school a good idea?

Some benefits of walking and physical exercise include:
It lowers the risk of illnesses
It strengthens the heart, bones and muscles
It keeps the brain active
It helps people to live longer

Activity:
Find your heart and place your hand on your chest. See if you can feel your heartbeat. Another spot you can find it is on your wrist.
Can you count how many times your heart beats in 1 minute?

Next, do some exercises like jogging on the spot, spotty dogs and star jumps. Here's a video you could do:

How do you feel after the exercise? Your heart may be beating faster and you may be out of breath. 
Now count your heartbeat again!

We know we are doing physical exercise when our heartbeat rises. How much physical exercise should you do to stay fit and healthy? You should do 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This means anything that gets the heart beating faster than usual.

Discuss:
Why is physical exercise important to remain healthy?

Do we need to be outside to have exercise? 
Do we need to use equipment to raise our heartbeat?

Sort the pictures of hobbies and activities into physical exercise and those
that would not accelerate the heartbeat. 


Discuss:
Think about your perfect weekend and evaluate whether there is a good range of activities.
Is there enough physical exercise over your weekend?
Do you think you get enough exercise daily?
How can you get more?

Archived Work

Weekly Update - Week One Monday - Week One 
Tuesday - Week One Wednesday - Week One 
Thursday - Week One Friday - Week One 

Weekly Update - Week Two Monday - Week Two 
Tuesday - Week Two Wednesday - Week Two 
Thursday - Week Two Friday - Week Two 

Weekly Update - Week Three Monday - Week Three Tuesday - Week Three Wednesday - Week Three Thursday - Week Three 

Weekly Update - Week Four Monday - Week Four Tuesday - Week Four Wednesday - Week Four Thursday - Week Four Friday - Week Four 

Weekly Update - Week Five Monday - Week Five Tuesday - Week Five Wednesday - Week Five Thursday - Week Five Friday - Week Five 

Weekly Update - Week Six Monday - Week Six Tuesday - Week Six Wednesday - Week Six Thursday - Week Six Friday - Week Six 

Weekly Update - Week Seven Monday - Week Seven  Tuesday - Week Seven  Wednesday - Week Seven  Thursday - Week Seven  Friday - Week Seven 

Weekly Update - Week Eight Monday - Week Eight 
Tuesday - Week Eight Wednesday - Week Eight Thursday - Week Eight Friday - Week Eight 

Weekly Update - Week Nine Monday - Week Nine 
Tuesday - Week Nine Wednesday - Week Nine 
Thursday - Week Nine Friday - Week Nine