To encourage children to get outdoors and experience new things, we have created the Avenue Activity Passport with the help of the Department for Education. Over the years, technology has changed virtually every aspect of society. One of the differences that have been most noticeable is the change in the way that children play and interact with each other from previous generations. Although technology does provide many positive benefits for learning, it also can have several negative effects on child development and quality of life. Children need to explore, take risks, question, experiment, discover, sing, dance, and imagine. Activities outdoors or new experiences support children developing these skills and their development both physically and mentally. My Avenue Activity Passport includes a range of activities for children from Nursery to Year 6. Most activities will require some adult supervision. Please scroll down to page 4 for the Year 2 activities.
Link to United Nations Convention on the
Rights of the Child
Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and
religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they
choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not
stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must
respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their
child as they grow up.
It is important
that we help others, forgive others and show acts of kindness, especially
during these difficult times. We can show kindness by treating each other with
love and respect, without expecting anything in return. The term ‘Good
Samaritan’ today refers to a person who helps others in a random act of
kindness. It originated from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a story that is
very familiar to Christians. Please share ‘The Good Samaritan’ story with your
If you would like to find out more about how you can keep your child safe online, Parent Zone are holding interactive live stream workshops for parents throughout the summer where you can find out how to use technology safely at home and ask questions about online safety. Visit Parent Zone for more details: https://parentzone.org.uk/be-internet-legends-parent-sessions
Now we are coming to end of the school year, we would like you to celebrate by looking back at your happy memories in Year 2. Although this year has been a very unusual one, you have all achieved so many amazing things that you should be very proud of.
Task: We would like you to think about all of your favourite things throughout the year. We would like you to either (choose one or both if you wish)…
*write a letter to your friends/teacher and/or
collage/draw some pictures
You could include…
*your favourite topic (Growing Up, Down Under, Brilliant
Britain or Nature Detectives)
*your favourite piece of work
*your favourite subject
*your best memory with your class
*ways you were kind to others
*any awards you won
*you can also include some memories/achievements from lockdown if you wish 🙂
Sadly, this will be your
final art project sent to you during lockdown! I hope you have enjoyed the
previous two art projects J
I have loved seeing your amazing creations uploaded onto your year group blogs.
Seeing as this is your final project, I thought it would be a great idea to
give you some freedom!
you can choose:
artist you would like to get your inspiration from
materials you use
you would like your art to look
you would like to display it
Find an artist you like and choose one that you would like to base your art work on. (I have included artist fact files for you to choose from.)
type of art they create (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography)
you name any techniques they have used?
colours can you see?
they use any patterns or shapes in their art work?
do you like about the art? How does it make you feel?
your art work. BE CREATIVE! It doesn’t just have to be a piece of artwork on an
a4 piece of paper. For example, if you have chosen William Morris as your
artist, you could create a 3d living room in a card board box and wallpaper the
walls with painted designs inspired by his art.
the piece of art work inspired by your chosen artist.
Challenge! Analyse your art work. What
is good about your art work? How could you make it even better next time?
You have worked so hard on your art work this year! You should be extra proud of your achievements in art J I have included a certificate template. If possible, you may like your parent to print it and write it for you.