Please remember your P.E. kit for P.E. on Thursdays and Dance on Fridays.
Homework is given out on a Monday and is due in on a Friday.
Children will be tested on their spellings and times tables every Friday.
Please read with your child every night.
Music is on Wednesday .
Please practise reading and spelling the age expected words below with your child.
Parents please encourage your child to go on TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed. They can both be accessed through the internet or downloaded as an app. Your child will receive their own personal logins for these sites. They are a fun and engaging way for your child to learn their times tables and spellings.
Your child's weekly spelling homework will also be put on Spelling Shed-what better way to help your child to learn their spellings than through playing games.
To my stay at home superhero's I know tomorrow will be very different from the normal Monday's we spend together but I want you to know how very proud I am of you all for doing your part to help us all stay safe and healthy.
To my key worker superhero's I know you will be feeling very nervous about going somewhere different tomorrow but I want you to be the brave, happy confident children I have the pleasure of teaching everyday. You are doing an amazing job helping your mums and dads go to work to help us all stay safe. So treat it as one of our acts of kindness and make a new friend today by asking someone if they want to play and just so you know I am extremely proud of each and everyone of you.
You all have your packs of work to be getting on with and I will post extra activities on our class website page and on dojo's.
So do your bit by washing your hands, remember to do your act of kindness every day, complete your school work and don't forget to have some FUN!
Congratulations to Amelia who is our first member of Class 2R to take home the snuggle suitcase. Enjoy sharing a story with your family Amelia!
We had great fun making story characters out of potatoes. Can you work out which characters they are?
The children had a great time sharing a story with their reading buddy on World book day. We especially enjoyed the treats with our story.
The children and staff had a great time dressing up for world book day today. Can you work out which characters we all are?
Gangster Granny last seen stealing books from class 2R. Please approach with caution.
The children have begun learning about Florence Nightingale in their History lessons. The children looked at how nurses uniforms have changed over time and ordered these on a timeline.
The children have been learning about famous people in their history lessons. They ordered the famous people on a timeline.
Today the children chose the philosophical question 'Should everyone get the same amount of help?' to discuss. The children came up with some good points such as whether everyone deserves to be helped and whether help is always a good thing.
The children have been using talk 4 write actions to help them to retell the shirt machine explanation.
The children have been exploring different ways to share a cake between 2 people. We learnt that each piece was called a half.
Deacon Eddie came over to school to give us ashes for Ash Wednesday. We reflected on different acts of kindness that we can carry out during Lent.
The children have been learning how to play the African drum called the djembe.
The children have been learning about the Eucharistic prayer in their R.E. lessons. We decided to perform a group dance to add actions to the prayer.
The children tested the durability of different materials by counting how many rubs of sandpaper it took to create a hole in the material.
The children have been exploring different ways that they can share a piece of paper between 4 children. We learnt that each piece is called a quarter.
The children have been testing which material is the most rigid to create a bridge for the 3 billy goats gruff. We used weights to test the materials.
The children have been finding 'their brave' this week and wore something inside out to raise awareness for children's mental health.
The children have been learning about how we can be connected to others when using the internet to help them learn about internet safety and the importance of keeping information private.
Our pizzas have arrived fresh from the oven. We can't wait to share them with our families and see if they taste as good as they look.
The children had a great time making their own pizzas with their families. We were very impressed with the chopping and kneading skills from the children and well done to all the children who found 'their brave' and tasted some of the vegetables they don't usually like. A big thank you to all the families who came along for the morning, I'm sure your child will be making your tea very soon.
The children have been researching to see which bread would be the most suitable for a pizza base. The children discussed the properties of each of the bread bases and experimented to see what they would be like after adding the tomato puree. We came to the conclusion that the barm or the wrap would make the best pizza base.
The children listened to a Digi-duck story to help them to learn about staying safe on the internet. The children then created a safe profile for one of the characters from the story.
Today we did our final performance on the African hymn we had been practising. We are very proud of how much we have learnt.
The children have been celebrating safer internet day. They learnt all about identity and profiles. We learnt that what we do online forms part of our identity. The children then created bunting titled all about me. We had great fun trying to guess the identity of the bunting.
Today the children investigated which fabric would be the most suitable for a headband.
The children have been investigating which ball is the bounciest. We tested a range of balls made from different types of materials. We also practised our measuring skills.
Class 2R have been looking at different ways to make £1 using different coins. We came up with lots of different methods.
The children have been investigating and observing to see what happens when we apply different forces to different types of materials.
The children have been discussing whether they would rather live in a house with no windows or a house with no bricks to start off their Science topic about materials.
Today the children created their own lap books to present everything they have learnt about Africa.
The children have been comparing rural and urban Kenya. They sorted a variety of photographs into rural and urban before using their enquiry skills to describe what rural and urban Kenya is like.
The children have begun learning about money in their maths lessons.
Parents: can you help your child to recognise the different coins and find different ways to make total amounts of money?
The children have been learning about the big five animals that are native to Africa. The children used a data base to collect information about their chosen animal and then presented their findings to the rest of the class
The children had lots of fun learning the macarena dance as part of their dreams and goals topic in PSHE.
Class 2R are learning about Africa in their geography lessons. The children began the topic by practising their map skills. We can now name the 7 continents of the world and are beginning to learn the names and location of the 5 oceans.
Well done to Ava, Ivy and Kaden who acted out a short play in our weekly collective worship assembly. They helped us to reflect on being leaders and followers of Christ.
The children have been measuring the length and width of objects and lines in centimeters using a ruler.
The children have been exploring a number of traditional tales during their literacy lesson. The children where looking for features of traditional tales by looking at language patterns, opening and endings, character traits, problems and resolutions.
The children have been learning about units of measurement and measuring length during their maths lessons. Today we measured objects in the classroom to see if they were longer or shorter than 1 metre.
The children have been talking about their favourite books during their RE topic about books.
The children have been learning the African song Siyahamba in their music lessons. We have watched African children performing the song and discussed what makes a good performance. We have also been learning about call and response.
We are very proud of our finished elephant fingers puppets to end our Chester Zoo work with. We have really enjoyed learning all about elephants and we loved getting the chance to see them at the zoo.
Wow what an amazing time Class 2R had at the zoo. We spent a lot of time looking at the elephants and we think we spotted the elephant calf Indali who we had learnt about in class. We also saw the golden mantilla frog which is an endangered species, chimpanzees, orang-utans, crocodiles, lizards, snakes, camels, vultures, flamingos, penguins and many more. We even got the chance to see the giraffes being fed close up. We ended the day by having a sing a long on the coach journey home.
The children have been exploring pattern and animal prints to create their own elephant collage.
The children learnt how to use water colours today to create a sunset effect. The children then used this as a background to create an elephant silhouette picture.
The children have been learning how to draw an elephant today. We learnt about line, size, proportion, scale and shade. We are very proud of our elephant sketches.
Class 2R have been using their computing skills to create pictograms for their Chester Zoo work.
The children have been practising their sewing skills to make their own elephant finger puppets today. We can't wait to decorate them.
The children carried out a conscience alley today to give George Mottershead reasons for and against keeping animals in a zoo.
This week we will be doing lots of work about Chester Zoo as part of our global week. Each year group has been given a specific animal to concentrate on and our animal is elephants. Today we revisited how to use search engines to help us find out lots of interesting facts about elephants.
The children have been reading poetry during their guided reading sessions. They have been practising their clarifying and retrieval skills.
The children have been learning about division in their maths lessons.
Class 2R are looking at different genres of dance in their dance lessons. This week they learnt about street dance.
The children have been learning and reciting poems based on a jungle theme. The children used musical instruments and body percussion to add to their performance.
The children used their avatars that they created to produce some pop art in the style of Andy Warhol. The children used a range of different media to create their pop art.
The children have created their own avatars on the ipads. Can you guess who they belong to?
Today the children have been practising their throwing skills and doing relay races in their PE lesson.
Privacy and cookies policy
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as ‘Our Services’ (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically http://www.eschools.co.uk/ and https://academy.eschools.co.uk/), ‘School Websites’ ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and ‘Platforms’ (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
3. Using your personal information
3.1. We may use your personal information to:
administer our services
enable your use of our services
troubleshoot and problem solve
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
3.1.1. For the purposes of providing you access to your eSchools platform and app (ie. forgotten password/login)
3.1.2. By registering for updates, School Staff/Governors are able to subscribe to our regular communications.
3.1.3. We will use any contact details supplied in an online form for the purposes explicitly detailed in said form. For example troubleshooting and problem solving or the provision of live online training as explicitly requested by you, the user.
3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
3.4. We will not pass your information to third parties; except for the purpose of fulfilling our services to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user or where we are required to do so by law.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to, any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals.
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold a sufficient accreditation (i.e. Privacy Shield) as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with, their school website.
User Embedded Content
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
How often will you update this Cookie Statement?
Where can I get further information?