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Easter Holidays

Update – 3rd April 2020

We hope you enjoyed your second week of activities and have settled well into home learning. You have all worked so hard since Christmas, you learnt so much about The Great Fire of London and enjoyed our trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral. You also did some great work on plants and have enjoyed reading different Traditional Tales, especially when the characters swap. With the Easter Holidays here it's a time for you to relax and enjoy spending time with your family. We have attached some fun activities for you to complete if need some inspiration. These don’t have to be handed in but if you would like to take pictures and send them to us that would be lovely. You can either upload pictures to your J2E profile or send them to the year 2 email address. We are able to comment on any work that is uploaded onto J2E so please check for our comments. It has been lovely to see some of the work you have already completed. Thank you if you have uploaded some work. Keep up the great work! Below we have attached the Year 1 and Year 2 High Frequency Word lists. Relevant words would have been sent home over the holidays so please continue to learn to read these words and spell them.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday and enjoy the break. We will update the website on Friday 17
th April with more home learning for the start of next term. We are missing you loads and hope you’re staying safe.

Miss Nichols, Mrs Patterson and Mrs Renahan

Easter music update:

Dear parents/carers,

 

I am very excited to tell you that Mark and Helen Johnson of Out of the Ark Music are releasing a song every day online. They have just released songs for Week 3 and have already posted two full weeks of daily songs. Singing is a very important part of Archdeacon life and it is so good for everyone's wellbeing. We often sing Out of the Ark songs in school, and your children will definitely have taken part in an Out of the Ark Nativity play.

 

Here is the link:

 

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner

 

These songs are a brilliant singing resource for all year groups: each song has an audio track to sing along to, with onscreen lyrics. Some include additional dance or action videos, and all have an activity worksheet attached. Some of these worksheets are as simple as giving actions for the songs, while others have cross-curricular links or art/craft suggestions.

 

Each week there is a song posted under the following headings:

 

Move-it Monday

Together on Tuesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

Thinking Thursday 

Fun Friday 

Family Saturday 

Faith-filled Sunday

 

The resource includes some lovely faith songs and specific Easter songs,  some of which you children may recognise. I'm delighted to tell you that Spring Chicken is on the list, under Week 2, Fun Friday. It includes a very cute dance video for the children to watch and join in with. Even year 6 children will tell you that Easter isn't Easter at Archdeacon without a performance of the Spring Chicken song, so here is an opportunity for everyone to sing it!

 

Happy Easter everyone!

 

Ms Dallosso 

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