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Thursday 21st January 2021
I hope you are all doing well. I can’t believe it is Thursday already!
Here are my shout-outs for the work that I have received so far in the last 24 hours:
Maharahaza – Excellent work in Maths. You have a really sound understanding of subtracting two 2-digit numbers. You have also completed some great work on words that end in –er and –est.
Ava-Grace – Super duper subtraction work Ava-Grace, well done! You have also shown that you recognise the features of a diary entry.
Max - Wow you have been working so hard again today! I love your drawing of Elizabeth I, your Maths work is fantastic and you have matched the adjectives to the creatures perfectly. You have been working hard on your spellings and I also see you have completed some extra handwriting practice. Another great day of home learning, well done Max.
Kaleb - Your painting of Captain James Cook is very impressive. I love that you have included him holding a map. Great work in Maths too. Lovely to see you have been using the method I demonstrated to you. If you are having problems with printing, why not label the extracts from the WAGOLL text?
Alice - Wow you have done so much Topic work! Did you enjoy learning about Captain James Cook? Would you have liked to have been part of his crew? Well done for some great Maths, especially with the extra reasoning and problem solving questions you did. Your English is brill too. I can definitely see that you recognise the features/shapes of a diary entry in the WAGOLL.
Your work is from Miss Breen and Mr Bullock today. You can share your work directly with Miss Breen via Google Drive. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Today in Maths, we are continuing to work on our mental maths skills and adding numbers together which make less than 20. The reason behind this is that when you are adding larger two digit numbers using column method with Miss Martin it will help you to quickly recall those number facts to make the adding two digits easier for you. Instead of having a PowerPoint and activity to work from today, I have provided you with 50 number bond to 20 questions. You may work through these at your own pace but the idea is that you will soon be able to complete these quickly as the knowledge will be stored in your brain. If you need to use other resources around your house, your fingers or drawings to help you that is fine.
If this is too tricky - there is a support version of this activity which are number bonds to 10, you may use if you find number bonds to 20 too difficult.
Please be in contact if you need any additional help and I will be in touch as soon as I can. Can I also ask that you complete the number bond challenge you were given last week? I would love to hear if your time has improved from the last time you did it!
In English today, we are looking at recognising and using the subordinating conjunctions because, and that. There is a PowerPoint for you to have a look at which explains all about these conjunctions as well as has a few quick activities for you to complete to practice what you have learnt. You have four activities to complete today after reading the PowerPoint. They get trickier as you work through the activities.
If this is too tricky - there isn’t a support version today as the activities get progressively more difficult, if you start to find it too difficult then only complete activities 1 and 2.
Please let me know if you need any help and I will get back to you as quick as possible.
My Phonics Group
The link to today’s lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Take the time to complete one of your spelling activities, either on paper (see Friday 15th January) or on Spelling Shed. Then read your reading book and when you have finished, complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on it.
Welcome to your Thursday afternoon Art lesson with Mr Bullock. Today you are going to be producing a detailed drawing based on the illustrations of Axel Scheffler. Scheffler is probably most famous for collaborating with Julia Donaldson on well-known stories such as The Gruffalo, Zog, The Highway Rat, a Squash and a Squeeze, Stick Man and so on! Mr Bullock has planned an Art Hunt for you to start with, and then all the resources you will need to complete your drawing are attached below.
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|Axel Scheffler STAGE BY STAGE.docx||Download|
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Wednesday 20th January 2021
Apologies that this has been uploaded a little later in the day. I do try to get the work on in plenty of time as I know some of you understandably like to get everything printed off the night before.
Here are my shout-outs for today:
Ava-Grace – Thank you for sending me your super Maths and English work. It looks like you have understood your subtraction work very well and you and mum have done a great job of writing your story – great teamwork!
Ebony – It seems like you are super confident with your subtraction in Maths. Did you manage to have a go at some English? I would love to see your super writing!
Alice – Your writing is fab! I loved all those descriptive noun phrases, verbs and adverbials, especially the ones for the light in the washing machine and the pants-shark. You have also used some great adverbs like ‘curiously.’ I am super impressed that you took my comments on board and went back and made your writing even better. It looks like you are really confident with the Maths today which is really good as we are moving onto subtracting crossing ten next. That chocolate cake looks absolutely delicious!!! I am glad you are still finding time to do nice activities like these with your family.
Freyja - What an amazing job you have done with the writing. I was so impressed I read it out to the children in class! Don't worry about doing the orange Maths sheets, just the green ones. I am glad you found the Maths straight-forward as we will soon be moving onto subtracting crossing ten, which will be a bit trickier and this is an essential first step. I will try to include some extra problem solving/reasoning questions if people need an extra challenge though, so look out for those. That is such a good idea comparing the bird seeds with the seeds you eat and I hope the seeds you planted in the tissue grow! We are missing you in school. I am not sure what happened with Google Meet today but hopefully it will work today.
James - It looks like you were confident with subtracting two 2-digit numbers. I love your card for your Grandad. What was the message of the story do you think? Lovely phonics work too James.
Alfie – Thank you for sending your work to me today. You have done a great job especially with the column addition work in Maths.
Anna – Your Maths work is great today and your thank you card is beautiful. I bet your mum loved it!
Stevie – It’s Stevie the explorer! Your homemade globe is amazing Stevie – it is a fantastic achievement. You have also been hard at work with your Science too. Miss Breen will be delighted that you have managed to plant some of your own seeds. Excellent work on your spellings and it looks like you are super confident with all the addition and subtraction work in Maths. I loved the video of you reading the Mr Man book - there are some really tricky words in those books but you did a great job and read with lots of expression.
Kaleb - I agree you are being a superstar Kaleb! Glad you found the maths easy in the end and lots of practice I can see. Your writing has come along nicely I can see the verbs, adjectives and adverbials we have worked on. A lovely card for mum - I hope it has got pride of place at home.
Isabel – Well done for your brilliant working out in Maths today. I also see you have been practising this week’s spellings and have spent some time thinking about the questions I asked about the Sarah Outen text. Keep up the hard work Isabel!
Layla – You have had another fantastic day Layla, thank you for sharing! I am glad you enjoyed doing the card and I can really tell, as it is lovely. I hope your grandad loves it too. Your Maths is really good and your method seems solid and ready for the next step of regrouping. Your English is super duper too with lots of expanded noun phrases and adverbial phrases.
Mahrahaza – Your English work is great Mahrahaza and has all the right types of words ready for a setting description. I’m really looking forward to reading your finished product!
Milana - Wow Milana - I really am lost for words after reading your writing for English! I am sooooooooo proud of you. It is absolutely fantastic and I will definitely be sharing the second part with the children in school again as it had everything I asked for and more. I loved all of the descriptive detail you put into it and the simile 'as fast as a dolphin's slipper' made me smile. I hope you could see the Sarah Outen text better today – you’ve certainly done a great job with the discussion questions. Great job with the Maths too. Your understanding of this method seems really secure ready for moving on to subtraction crossing ten. In RE, you have understood Jesus’ message perfectly and your thank you card is lovely. I hope it is in pride of place at home!
Ava - Thank you Ava for another day of super learning. Your story has so many expanded noun phrases - a great effort!! You have made really good progress with your Maths too this week. I can't wait to see your thank you card, especially as you have mentioned waiting for it to dry! Mrs George has got your new reading books ready for collection. Keep working hard.
Here are your tasks for today:
Today I would like you to do some straightforward calculation practice on subtracting two digit numbers (not crossing 10).
I have recorded a video of me demonstrating using drawings of Base 10 to work out the answers alongside the formal column method. You can watch it here.
Perhaps start off by drawing the Base 10 and then stop and just do the formal column method as you become more confident.
If this is too tricky – Keep drawing the Base 10 to help you and aim to complete the first eight questions.
Extra challenge – Complete slides 35 and 36 from the Reasoning and Problem Solving ppt.
Today we are going to start a new unit of work linked to our Explorers topic. I have written a WAGOLL text based on a beautiful picture book called ‘Grandad’s island’ so first I would like you to listen to the story by clicking here. It is being read to you by the author, Benji Davies.
Next, we are going to read the WAGOLL. We are then going to look at the layout features of the text and I have allocated each feature a shape. Can you match the parts of the WAGOLL text to the shapes? You will need to cut out the parts and stick them into the last column on the table.
In this video, I will read the WAGOLL to you and explain the task in more detail.
If this is too tricky – Ask someone at home to keep reading the parts of the WAGOLL to you.
My Phonics Group
The link to today’s lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
I have attached some comprehension questions for you to answer. Remember to use the strategies you have been learning in class – you can use a coloured pencil or a felt tip if you don’t have a highlighter.
Today we are going to learn more about the British explorer Captain James Cook. Cook was an 18th century explorer and navigator who mapped parts of the world that were unknown to Europeans - the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. Can you find these places on a map?
This short video made by the British Library is a good introduction as to why he is remembered (adults will need to read the text to the children).
The children may also enjoy this video which tells the story of his life in an engaging and child-friendly way.
Read the slides to find out more about his most famous voyage – his exploration of Australia in 1768.
1. Draw and picture of Captain James Cook, write his name above it and underneath write one or two sentences to explain why Captain James Cook is significant (think back to your reasons why a person is significant from last week).
2. Sort the images of a journey to Australia in 1768 compared with a journey to Australia today (Worksheet 2A on page 1 and picture cards on page 4). I have attached another link to a video which describes what life was like for the 94 people on board Cook's ship the Endeavor which you may want to watch for some more information.
3. Can you use the word bank provided to finish the sentences of a journey to Australia in 1768 compared with a journey to Australia today? (Worksheet 2B on page 2 and Word Banks on page 5).
If this is too tricky –Go as far as you can but you can always stop after the first or second activity.
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|Grandad's Island Diary Entry Jumbled Up Shapes Day 1.pdf||Download|
|Grandad's Island Diary Entry Shapes.pdf||Download|
|Grandad's Island Diary Entry WAGOLL.pdf||Download|
Tuesday 19th January 2021
I am available today in the ‘Learning Support Clinic’ from 2.15 – 3.00pm should you have any questions or need help with something. All you need to do is phone or email the office and they will book you in for a 10 minute appointment.
Here are my shout-outs for today, of which I have many!!!
Dhillon - Wow you have been very busy! Fantastic addition and subtraction work in Maths. I see you have also been doing some sorting and matching activities. Well done for your hard work in English work too.
Kaleb - Your self-portrait is amazing! You’ve captured the style brilliantly and it’s nice to hear how much pride you have taken with it. I am glad you listened to mum and used today’s method in Maths as it will be very hard to do everything in your head when you come across three and four digit numbers!
Nylah – Great number line work and your typing skills are really coming along – well done! Hope to see you on Google Meet in the morning.
Ava-Grace – You have done a great job with column addition in Maths. I hope you got on ok with the English too.
James – Fab job with your writing – I can clearly the see that you have used the plot points to guide you. Amazing effort in Maths – it looks like you have understood the method really well. Well done for your Science work on seeds. If you can get your hands on some seeds, try and plant them and see if they grow! I can also see that you are keeping up with your reading James – another great day of home learning.
Ebony – Super Maths. I can see you have had a go at both the regrouping and without and it looks like you have understood it very well. Did you draw base 10 to help you?
Alice – Fantastic effort with your Maths! I see you have completed both the regrouping and the no regrouping sheets – well done! Did you draw the Base 10 or are you able to do it without? I enjoyed reading your story today. Did you remember to include some of the expanded noun phrases you thought of last week to describe the creatures? Miss Breen will be pleased with your Science work. Do you have any seeds you could plant at home? Last year we planted sunflower seeds and they grew very well but don’t forget to check the packet first!
Anna – What a great effort with your story writing. Did you remember to include your setting description sentences from last week? You thought of some lovely expanded noun phrases, verbs and adverbials for the creatures in the story. Great job with the Maths too. I see you have completed extra work by completing both sheets. Miss Breen will also be pleased with your Science. Do you think you will be able to plant some seeds this week?
Layla – Your story writing is superb Layla, well done. I am very impressed by how you have included all of the features we talked about and you have clearly used the WAGOLL as an example to work from. I am going to use your work in class tomorrow to show the children in school J Your column addition work is fab too and well done for completing your Science. I will pass this on to Miss Breen. I think you would enjoy planting a seed and watching it grow.
Max - Wow Max you have been busy, busy, busy today! I cannot believe how much work you have done – Maths, English, Spelling and that Science! I bet you can't wait to see how your pepper and tomato plants grow! Keep me updated.
Milana – You did really well with your Maths and I am pleased that you found the video useful. Your story is sensational Milana!!! You should be very proud of yourself, I know I am! I will show the children in school tomorrow as a fantastic example of how to include all the things we talked about. Miss Breen will also be very pleased with your Science. If you are able to, planting a seed and watching it grow would be a lovely activity to do whilst you are at home.
Mahrahaza – Fantastic Maths, both regrouping and without. I am impressed by your presentation and how you lined the tens and ones up. I have also just seen your fab Topic work - so much detail, well done! You have created some fantastic verbs and adverbials too based on the story 'Somthing Fishy'.
Henry – Great job with your Maths. I see you have completed both sets of work, which must be because you were doing so well with it! Miss Breen will be very pleased with your Science too. Perhaps you would like to plant a seed this week and see how it grows? Your handwriting is really coming along Henry and well done for completing your Phonics tasks.
Isabel – Thank you for sending me all your hard work! I can see you have done really well with your addition without regrouping and then using drawings of base ten to help you when regrouping – very sensible! Your seed information is great; I will share with Miss Breen. How are you doing with your English? Well done with your spellings too - the Adding ‘-er’ to words ending in y and the y is changed to an i can be tricky.
Ava - Well done with your Maths, Spelling, Reading and observations of your walk. I will double check that your spellings are on Spelling Shed. Try and have a go at some English today, as I love seeing your work. It would also be lovely to see you on Google Meet today.
Amelia - Well done for all your hard work in Maths - your number bonds are especially important to keep up with. Great work on adding -er and -est to adjectives too. I know it's hard when you are at home but keep going - you are doing a great job! I enjoyed reading your typing too - I didn't know you had two cats or that you love super noodles!
Here are your tasks for today:
Today we are subtracting a two-digit number from another 2-digit number, not crossing ten. The link to the video is here.
If this is too tricky – Leave out question 4. Remember drawing the biggest number in Base 10 and crossing out the number you are taking away is always a good method to use. This will help you with questions 3, 5 and 6.
In English today we are finishing off our stories from yesterday. Yesterday, you retold the first four plot points of ‘Something Fishy’ in role as the girl. Today, you are going to complete your retelling by writing some sentences for the last four plot points. I want to see some expanded noun phrases to describe the shark and powerful verbs for how it moved through the water. I have included a WAGOLL text for the last four plot points for you to have a look at before you start your writing.
If this is too tricky – Focus on one simple sentence for each of the last four plot points. Make sure you have used finger spaces, your sentences make sense, you have used your phonics to help you with your spellings and each sentence has a capital letter and a full stop.
The link for today’s lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Read the text again about Sarah Outen. With an adult, discuss the following questions:
- Where did Sarah set off from?
- What was the name of the sea she sailed across to France?
- How did Sarah get from France to China?
- After China, what was the next country she travelled through?
- What was Sarah’s first set-back?
Watch the story of the ten lepers. What is Jesus's message? In this story, Jesus is telling us that it is important to say thank you. Who would you like to say thank you to? Make them a thank you card. Make sure you include the reason why you are thankful to them.
Monday 18th January 2021
Hello Year 2, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy more of the snow while it lasted!
Here are my shout-outs for today:
Ava-Grace - Great Maths on Friday Ava-Grace and well done for your super typing! You are smashing the home learning - keep doing what you're doing! I also see my super speller got 10/10 again too! Lovely to see you in the car park in Sainsbury's this weekend - I've missed your happy little face!
Daniel – You have really impressed your mum with how hard you worked on Friday Daniel and me too! I can’t believe you completed two lots of Maths – wow! Great effort with the typing too.
Ava – Your research on Significant People and well done for cracking the tricky column method in Maths! Fantastic effort with your spellings – 11/11 two weeks in a row is brilliant. You’ve done a great job with the typing and it sounds like you are impressing your mum with your reading.
Max – You have done a brilliant job ordering the pictures in the story. I have also seen your Maths – great job with subtraction. Well done also with your spellings and your extra sentence work. I was so impressed with your reading of ‘Dear Zoo’ Max. The progress you are making is amazing!
Dhillon – You have done a great job of your minibeast subtraction work, well done!
McKenzie – Brilliant effort with the typing tasks. I had to brush the snow off my car too on Friday! You did really well with your spellings and it looks like you had a lovely time playing in the snow. It looks like you tried really hard with your Maths on Friday. I have attached a video of me demonstrating the method for you to watch today.
Kaleb – Wow 11/11 in your spellings – a perfect score! Well done for persevering with the typing – your mum could clearly see the improvement. I feel sad that I can’t see all of you too L Thank you for your Maths too.
James – Wow you have been busy, busy, busy again! Spellings, reading, Maths and typing – fantastic effort yet again. 9/10 is a great score on your spellings – you should be proud of yourself. Am I right in thinking you did two lots of Maths as well? You definitely earned your fun in the snow on Friday afternoon!
Anna – Another person who did two lots of Maths – wow! Great job with adding 2 digit numbers – it looks like you have understood it really well. Super job with your spellings too – 10/10 is excellent.
Maisy – Try not to be disappointed with your spelling test result 9/10 is still a brilliant score. You’ve done brilliantly with your typing and I am so impressed with your Maths. I can tell you were really paying attention on Google Meet on Friday when I demonstrated the method – you are a superstar!
Layla – What a brilliant spelling score Layla, well done. Your handwriting is so neat too J I see you have completed lots of Maths and have understood adding two digit numbers really well. Let me know how you did with the quiz.
Oscar – Well done Oscar for working so hard at home ready to come back on Monday. You Maths work was lovely and neat and your sentences made perfect sense. I hope you have had time to play in the snow too.
Alice – Super job on your spelling test – a perfect score! Well done also for completing all those spelling sheets and for doing so well with your addition in Maths – it looks like you have understood it really well. Excellent typing skills too – no mistakes at all!
Milana - I’m so glad you managed to complete another quiz and an extra well done for getting 100%! Super job with the addition work in Maths-it looks like you’ve understood it very well. Well done on your spelling test and all the work you’ve already done on your new spellings. You are working incredibly hard Milana, you should be very proud of yourself.
Mahrahaza - You number bonds work is fantastic, as is your addition work on adding two 2-digit numbers. It looks like you understood the method very well. I loved your expanded noun phrases in English too - 'sparkling' is a great adjective for the water, well done.
Here are your tasks for today:
How did you get on with adding two 2-digit numbers crossing ten on Friday? Today I have attached some activity sheets with lots of practice of adding two digit numbers and I have recorded a video of me showing you how to work them out. You can watch it here. You do not have to do both pages, just page 3 (with regrouping). Remember you can draw the Base 10 on another piece of paper to help you. You also don’t need to complete two lots of Maths (but you can if you really want to!)
If this is too tricky – Have a go at page 1 (no regrouping). Draw the Base 10 to help you.
Today we are going to retell the story in role as the girl (first person).
Do you remember at the start of this unit when we created story maps with the main plot points on? We are going to use that piece of work again today. If you have lost yours, I have attached the one we created in class.
I have created a video to talk you through your writing task for today. You can find it here.
My Phonics Group
Today’s Phonics lesson is here.
You are also very welcome to join in with reading the book Mrs George’s group are having a go at today.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Today I have attached a double page from the book ‘Great Adventurers’ by Alistair Humphreys. It tells the tales of the expeditions of 20 different explorers so it is a very fascinating read. I have chosen one of these explorers called Sarah Outen. Here is a video of me introducing the first part of the text to you. You then need to go on and read the rest of the text by yourselves. Later this week, we will be discussing and answering questions about what we have read.
In Science this week, we will be looking at seeds. Are seeds important? What do seeds grow into? They grow into things like sunflowers and poppies; you may have seen these before or even planted your own sunflower seeds. They are very important to growing new plants, flowers and fruits! You are going to be looking at different seeds and predicting what it will grow into. The aim of today’s lesson is to learn more about seeds: this includes what seeds look like, when they are best to plant, when they are best to harvest, where to grow them and how to care for them. All of this information is found on seed packets. I have provided you with some examples of what a seed packet may look like but it would be great if you had a real life seed packet that you could look at. You can find packets of seeds in the supermarket or you may already have some at home but if you do not have any its fine! I have provided you with all of the information you need to complete the task. There are some slides attached for you to read through and your task is to fill in the information on your own seed packets for seeds sown indoors and outdoors. I have provided information from seed packets for those children who are unable to gain access to a seed packet themselves. There is also a support version for those of you who might need a little bit more help recording all of the information. I can’t wait to see all of your hard work! Miss Breen ☺
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|Seeds lesson slides 18.01.21.pdf||Download|
Friday 15th January 2021
I was a little bit late adding some of my shout-outs yesterday so please take a look below to see if you have got a mention!
Here are today’s shout-outs from Miss Breen
Ebony – Thank you for sending me some English and Maths work today. You did a great job of adding number bonds and the correct suffix to the end of each adjective.
James – What an excellent job you did completing all eight stickers! It is excellent that you also completed the English and Art work that was set for you. I loved seeing your photos in the snow with Evie, I hope you had fun!
Alice – Well what an amazing day of home learning you had! You completed all of the work set for you, even the extra challenges within the PowerPoint. You did a great of both maths and English, correctly answering your fact families as well as using adjectives correctly. I’m glad you still had some time to play in the snow!
McKenzie – To say this was your first day of home learning, WOW! You did a great job, you worked hard to complete lots of fact family questions and in English you used the correct adjectives. I was so pleased that after given an extra challenge you were also able to go and complete that by writing more sentences. Well done McKenzie!
Kaleb – Well done for completing ALL of your Maths and English stickers. I was blown away with your amazing calculations and use of adjectives. I look forward to seeing more of this home learning work! Thank you Kaleb.
Nylah – Thank you for both the Maths and English work that you sent to me. I could tell that you were working hard. You successfully used the correct adjectives in all of the activities you completed as well as working hard to correctly answer all the way to sticker 5 in Maths. Great work Nylah.
Isabel – What a great start you made after having some printer difficulties! You successfully completed your number bonds challenge as well as made a start looking at using the correct suffix on your adjectives to compare different nouns. Well done J
Layla – Layla, you look like you have worked so hard today! You have successfully completed both your English and Maths activities. My favourite part of the work you sent is was your Art for Mr Bullock, I will definitely have to share this with him, and you did an amazing set of portraits of yourself and your family. Keep it up!
Anna – Well done Anna, it is lovely to see how enthusiastic you are about completing your work. You have correctly completed every challenge I have set for you as well as having time to play in the snow! I hope you had a lovely day and I look forward to seeing some more of this excellent work. Well done J
Ava Grace – Well done for completing your number bonds challenge in Maths as well as having a lot at those tricky stickers! You also managed to send your English work, which was excellent as you correctly spelt the adjectives as well as correctly used words within a sentence. I love your enthusiasm to get your work completed; I hope to see more of this next week, Thank you!
Jack – You managed to complete some excellent work! You did a great job adding the correct suffix to the adjectives and made sure the words were spelt correctly! You also write some amazing sentence as well as completing some of the work set by Miss Martin this week. Keep it up Jack, I hope you enjoyed it!
Milana – You have been busy, busy, busy again! It’s a shame there wasn’t a quiz on your book isn’t it but hopefully there will be for the next one you do. I loved your self-portrait too – you’ve really captured the style of Oliver Jeffers so well done. I see you have also completed all eight stickers in Maths, plus the number bond challenge and all of your work on adding –er and –est to adjectives – you are amazing Milana!
Max – Well, what a busy day you have had yet again! Maths, Spellings, English and all that playing in the snow! I loved seeing your pictures Max and your snowman was brilliant! Mr Bullock will be so impressed by your art work too. Once again you have shown your talents here!
Ava - Wow Ava, you have been sooooooo busy today! I am so happy that you have completed all of the work set for you today, all correctly too! I'm also SO happy that you have kept up with your phonics and reading. Well done Ava, I hope you enjoyed the snow.
Maisy – Your art work is fab Maisy, well done. Mr Bullock will be so impressed. Fanstastic job on all those number bonds too and your sentences were spot on using –er and –est words. Keep up the hard work Maisy. It would be lovely to see you on Google Meet today if you can!
Mahrahaza – Fantastic Maths Mahrahaza - you are working so hard you have nearly caught us up!
I would also make a shout-out to the following children who have been accessing Spelling and/or Maths Shed at home:
Spelling Shed - Ava-Grace, Jack, Nylah, Felicity, Ava, Dhillon, James, Amelia, Stevie, Ebony, Anna, Kaleb, Alice and Isabel.
Maths Shed - Jack, Nylah, Dhillon, James, Stevie, Ebony, Anna, Henry, Sarah and Milana.
Well done to the following children who have completed an Accelerated Reader quiz this week and scored 80% or more:
Silver Club (80%) - Stevie
Gold Club (100%) - Freyja x2, Milana, Anna, Layla
Here are your tasks for today:
Today we are going to have a go at adding two 2-digit numbers, crossing ten. This usually takes a few lessons before everyone understands it, so don’t worry if it’s a bit tricky today. Just try your best and go as far as you can. I would recommend drawing the numbers in Base 10 and seeing if you can make another ten from the ones that you can include with the tens.
Adults – The formal written method or column method is what we are eventually aiming for (the one we learned at school all those years ago!) but the children need to understand how and why we carry a ten over into the tens column first using practical equipment/pictorial representations. Don’t worry if your child is still at the stage of drawing pictures of the numbers in Base 10 as this is an important first step and it will help to deepen their understanding.
Here is the link to the video.
The activity sheet is attached below.
If this is too tricky - have a go at the support version instead. Here, you will need to add by counting on.
Today I would like you to do your spelling test. Ask someone at home to read them out for you while you write them down (no peeping!) Then have a look together to see if you got them right and send me a picture of your spelling test so I can celebrate your fantastic results! Group 1 are doing words with the split diagraph a-e and Group 2 are adding ed to words ending in y (See last Friday’s work or Spelling Shed for your list of spellings). I have attached some activities to go with your lists of spellings for next week.
In school, we didn’t quite get the setting descriptions based on ‘Something Fishy’ finished so we are going to use the rest of our English time today to finish them.
My Phonics Group
The link to today’s lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Again, take the time to complete one of your spelling activities, either on paper or on Spelling Shed. Remember you have a new list of spellings from today! Then read your reading book and when you have finished complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on it.
Miss Breen has sent a word processing task for you to complete. The instructions for the activity are included in the powerpoint.
Thursday 14th January 2021
Henry – Thank you for sending your Maths work from Tuesday to me. You have done a good job with subtraction and it was lovely to see you on Google Meet yesterday which was a very busy day for you! Well done for completing the extra Phonics work and for some super Maths work. I am so pleased you had a good go at adding two 2-digit numbers. Your Topic work is great too - I bet you enjoyed learning about those significant people. Which one did you find most interesting? Fab pics of your trip to Peel Park too!
Stevie – Well done for some great subtraction work in Maths and thank you for your lovely drawing. I have also seen your work from yesterday too. Another great day of home learning for you! All that Maths work - wow! Well done for completing the extra sheets as well. Great work on noun phrases, verbs and adverbials too. I can't wait to see your finished piece of writing! You have also written some very thoughtful thought bubbles in RE and you have a good understanding of the criteria that makes a person significant. Who did you think was the most interesting person who might want to learn more about?
Ava-Grace – Wow your paragraph describing the underwater world is fantastic! Well done for typing it all up too. Brilliant job on your Maths too. I see you have worked out how to edit straight onto the sheets too. You are doing a great job of your home learning, keep up the hard work.
Mahrahaza – Great work on adding a 2 digit number to a 1 digit number. Thank you for sending me your brilliant world map! It has all the continents and oceans on it and you have even drawn pictures of the animals from each continent - fab! You are working really hard on your home learning even though you are away at the moment, well done.
Ebony – Thank you for your Maths work. Your adding of 2 digit numbers is brilliant. I can see your working out really clearly.
Max – Your ‘Something Fishy’ sentences are super and well done for completing your work on addition in Maths. I was amazed by your world map and how you have moulded the continents out of playdoh – brilliant!
Jack – Thank you for sending me your work on expanded noun phrases and your subtraction work in Maths – super job! Great Science work too on labelling the parts of plants and trees. I am sorry I didn’t say hello when I saw you cycling on the canal – I didn’t realise it was you in your woolly hat until you had already gone past! It would be lovely to see you on Google Meet tomorrow. Ask Mum to look out for a text message containing the link.
Alice – Another brilliant day of home learning again for you! Thank you for your super sentences in English. Have a look and see if they all make sense – you might be missing a ‘was’ or ‘were’ in some of them J Brilliant work in Maths, well done for getting all the way to the last question. Great work in Topic too. You were spot on with what makes a person significant.
James – I’m sorry to hear you weren’t well yesterday. Well done for managing to get some Maths, Spellings and Reading done though. Hope you are feeling better today.
Anna - You have done a great job with your setting description, especially with the different sentence openers. Just make sure your last sentence is still in the past tense :) Spellings, Maths and Topic too - another brilliant day of home learning!
Milana - Your paragraph is outstanding, well done. I love that verb 'arched'. You have also completed some excellent Maths on adding 2 digit numbers and written some great sentences in Topic. Which significant person would you like to learn more about? Well done for completing the PE challenge too - it is really important to stay as active as possible.
Amelia - It was lovely to hear you working hard on your phonics - keep going with this. Well done on going back and doing yesterday's English work as you will need it to help with today's. Your Maths is great - hope you are feeling confident and might think about being brave with trying some of the harder tasks later in the week. The significant people work is superb too. Well done and keep going Amelia!
Ava - You have worked really hard again - all this reading and phonics is fantastic. Well done on impressing mum with the Maths and some lovely descriptive sentences. I look forward to your reasons as to why people are significant.
Layla - I watched the video of your fab reading! Great expression of the word 'splash!' Your setting description is really something special Layla, so a huge WELL DONE!!!! for this. Great Maths work too on adding 2-digit numbers - and well done for completing the extra sheets.
Nylah - Great Maths work on number bonds and I am really glad you enjoyed the Topic work. I think we have a budding historian! It was nice to see you got out and about on your walk too, even though it was raining. Enjoy the snow today!
Kaleb - Well done for keeping up with your reading - this is so important. You read 'The Boy Who Ate Everything' brilliantly! For your next reading book, log in to Oxford Owl with the username stfrancisy2 and the password Wo0dy2! When you've logged in you can select a reading book from your current book band (Gold) If you are finding your current level too easy, try moving up to the next one (White). You could try completing an Accelerated Reader quiz too. Your Topic work was fab as well Kaleb, well done.
Here are your tasks for today, set by Miss Breen and Mr Bullock:
Miss Breen has sent a powerpoint and some stickers on fact families. Click on the speaker icons on the powerpoint and you will hear Miss Breen talking to you! At the beginning, there is a number bond challenge for you to complete. How long will it take you to complete them all? If you are competitive, you might want to time yourself and keep repeating the activity and see if you can beat your time! Number bonds and fact families are really important to keep practicing as we use them all the time in Maths. Remember when we are subtracting we always start with the WHOLE AMOUNT!!!!!
If this is too tricky - Aim to complete the number bond challenge and stickers 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Today you are learning to use the suffixes –er and –est at the end of adjectives. Miss Breen has sent a powerpoint and some activities for you to complete.
If this is too tricky – Can you add –er and –est to these adjectives?
fast, thick, bright, cold.
Choose one word from the ones you have just created to complete these sentences:
The blue car was ___________ than the red car.
Last night was the _______________ night of the year so far.
Can you find the ____________ star in the sky?
Paper is too thin so you will need something _____________.
My Phonics Group
The link to today’s Phonics lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Again, take the time to complete one of your spelling activities, either on paper or on Spelling Shed. Then read your reading book and when you have finished complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on it.
Welcome to your Thursday afternoon art lesson with Mr Bullock! Oliver Jeffers is a well-known children’s author famous for stories such as ‘The Way Back Home,’ ‘Lost and Found’ and you might remember when the whole school worked on another of his books called ‘Stuck.’ He is definitely one of my favourite children’s authors so you will have come across a few of his books in the book corner in the Year 2 classroom. For children in KS1, Mr Bullock has planned an ‘Oliver Jeffers’ art hunt for you and then in the main lesson you are going to create a self-portrait in the style of Oliver Jeffers. As a follow on to this, you are then going to go on and create a portrait of family or friends also in the style of Oliver Jeffers. Below, you will find all the resources you will need to complete your Art work. Good luck!
|Comparative and superlative adjectives 14.1.21.docx||Download|
|Fact families 14.1.21.docx||Download|
|Fact families to 20 14.1.21.pptx||Download|
|Number bond challenge 1 14.1.21.docx||Download|
|Oliver Jeffers AH A.doc||Download|
|Oliver Jeffers AH IMAGES.docx||Download|
|Oliver Jeffers AH Q.doc||Download|
|Oliver Jeffers Illustrations 2020.docx||Download|
|Oliver Jeffers Portrait Stage by Stage.docx||Download|
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Good morning Year 2! It was lovely to see so many of you on our Google Meet yesterday and I am looking forward to seeing you all again today- it really is the highlight of our day in school!
Thank you to the following people for their work:
Ava-Grace - Your English work is fantastic. I can’t wait to see your finished piece of writing today!
Anna - Your Maths, English and RE work is super. Well done for getting onto Accelerated Reader and completing your first quiz. 100% is a perfect score!
Alice - Well done for completing all of that Maths work today and for getting as far as the very last question which was tricky. Thank you for your English work. Your verbs are great. Try now to think of different ‘where’ phrases such as between the seaweed, through the waves, towards the surface, past the girl etc. Your thought bubbles in RE were very thoughtful.
Kaleb - You have been really busy with all the maths and our work on verbs and adverbials - great job. Impressed with the RE drawings too - this is an important story as it is one of the only ones about Jesus as a boy. Jesus tells Mary and Joseph that he must be where his father’s work is. What does this tell you?
Ebony - More super learning. Your maths is great. Using a number line is such an important method so keep going with it. Your English has some lovely verbs and adverbials for inside the washing machine and your RE has some great thoughts for Mary and Jesus.
James - Great to see you managed to get out on your bike ride. Hope it wasn't too cold! Thank you for all your work. I can see some super verbs, a great effort with tricky maths and thoughtful thought bubbles for Mary and Jesus. Keep working hard - I am very impressed James :)
Layla - Yesterday was the perfect day for a bike ride - lots of other Y2s were out on theirs too. Thank you again for another super day of home learning. Your verbs and adverbials fit perfectly and you have done a great job with the tricky maths. Your feelings in the thought bubbles show me you really understand the story of Jesus in the temple. I hope you enjoyed your bike ride.
Mahrahaza - Thank you for sending me your Maths work from Thursday. You are working really hard on catching up with your home learning. Lovely to see your English work too. You have really got the hang of adjectives describing nouns, well done.
Nylah - Well done for completing some addition calculations with your dad - addition and subtraction arithmetic is always good to practice.
Milana - Well done Milana for another great day of home learning. You did really well with the subtraction work in Maths and well done for scoring full marks on your first Accelerated Reader test! Your verbs and adverbials - I like the way you have thought of lots of different ones. Your thought bubbles in RE are very thoughtful and show you have understood the story well. You are another person who went on a bike ride yesterday! I hope you enjoyed the fresh air.
Max - I really enjoyed listening to you read the sentences who wrote yesterday - your reading is really coming along! You have been practicing your spellings and I am glad you found the matching activity straightforward as it shows you have understood the story. Well done for labelling the creatures and objects. Your Maths is great too - don't worry about completing all of the questions, just go as far as you can.
Ava - Thank you again for all your lovely home learning. It was lovely to see you at our Google Meet yesterday - hopefully we will see you again in the morning :) Your English sentences are great and so is your Maths. It’s lovely to hear you are keeping up with your reading and spellings too. You are right Mary would have felt worried but remember Jesus wasn't a baby any more but a boy. Keep working hard Ava - I am very impressed.
Amelia - A great effort with the Maths activities - it was tricky so well done! Your RE shows how Mary felt really well, but remember in the story Jesus is in the Temple - his Father's house so wouldn't be worried like his Mum. I will look out for your English :)
Here are your tasks for today:
Today we are adding two 2-digit numbers, not crossing ten.
The link to the video is here and the activity sheet is attached below.
Remember the you don't need to complete every single question - just try your best and go as far as you are able to.
If this is still too tricky - A support version has also been included in the file list underneath. This focus is still on addition, but in these activities you will need to use known number bonds to add a two digit and a one digit number.
Today we are going to put all of our work this week together to write a setting description of the underwater world inside the washing machine using expanded noun phrases, effective verbs and ‘where’ phrases. We are also going to try and use some different sentence openers. The link to the video I have made is here. You can do your writing on a lined piece of paper or type it straight into your laptop/tablet.
If this is too tricky- Have a go at turning your ideas on the table from yesterday into full sentences using the following sentence starters. Focus mainly on making sure you use the expanded noun phrases you created earlier this week.
I saw/heard/felt/tasted... I could see/feel etc...There were/was…
My Phonics Group
Today's Phonics lesson is here.
Mrs George's Group
Use this time to do a spelling activity, read your reading book or complete an AR quiz. The link is below.
People can be important to us for lots of different reasons but what makes a person significant? Look at the reasons below for why someone might be significant. What are the top three good reasons for someone to be significant? What are the three worst reasons for someone to be significant?
Have lots of friends
Have lots of money
Share their sweets
Invented something that helped lots of people
Made new discoveries
World class sportsperson
Had been a really good example of how to behave
Have lots of toys
Improved lots of peoples lives
Had a long-lasting impact on their country or the world
Have power over their country
Have nice shoes
Raise money for charity
Take a look at the pictures attached below. Who are these people? Can you find out a little bit about them (asking a grown-up is fine!) and give one reason why each of them are significant? As a clue for your grown-ups, here are their initials - QE, NM, MF, MS, SH, BO, AF and EP.
The website below has information about most of these significant people:
If this is too tricky - Ask an adult who these people are and why they are significant. Choose 4 and repeat the information back to your adult. Then complete the sentences for your chosen 4 people. Ask an adult to help you with spelling their names. Say your sentences out loud (an adult could scribe them for you first) and then write them down. Use your Phonics to help you with your spellings.
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Hello my little home learners! How are you all today? Please remember to keep reading your reading books at home and don't forget if you have finished it, you can access an e-book at the same level on the Oxford Owl website using the username stfrancisy2 and the password Wo0dy2! (That's Woody with a capital W, a letter o, the number 0, d, y, 2 and an exclamation mark at the end. Also, don't forget the link to your daily work out with Mr Holt is at the top of this page. Have a great day!
Here are my shout-outs for today:
James – Fantastic reading today. You did really well with the word ‘carnival’ which has a lot of sounds in it. Keep practising this week and you’ll be whizzing through that book in no time! Well done for working out how to access the ebooks on Oxford Owl and it looks like you had a great time baking brownies. Your mum was very impressed with your mental maths skills too, well done.
Alice – Wow you have been busy! I received all of your work from Friday – well done on a great spelling result and the presentation of your Maths is wonderful. It looks like you had a lot of fun sledging in the snow with your family after all that hard work. You have also had another great day of home learning again today. You have written a great explanation in Maths and I really liked the expanded noun phrase ‘long, tangly t-shirt octopus.’ I am impressed that you know the names of all those plants too!
Layla – Great job on your Maths today and I loved the noun phrase ‘round, woolly hat turtles.’ It was also good to see you joining in with Mr Holt’s PE today. Great effort with the Science too – we only got the cutting and sticking done too in school because it was so wet and windy outside! Great to hear you are keeping up with your reading. Maybe when you have finished Diary of a Wimpy Kid you could complete an Accelerated Reader quiz on it? See below for how to log in.
Stevie – Thank you for sending your work to me again – I got it all this time! Well done on a brilliant spelling test result – I owe you a silver sticker! Well done also for some great Maths and for completing extra work on number bonds. I also see you have been making more progress with your globe - I can't wait to see it when its finished. It's going to be a masterpiece! What did you use to make it? Well done on your English work making predictions and identifying the plot points in Something Fishy and you have been practising your spellings too. Great job Stevie.
Anna – Well done for really challenging yourself in PE today with Mr Holt! Fantastic work on expanded noun phrases, subtraction and labelling the parts of the plant. You even managed to find the time to practice your spellings too – a great day!
Max - I am glad you enjoyed the snow Max - what a great snowman and it's good to see it inspiring you with Minecraft. I can see you have been working hard again on your home learning. I can see the effort with your letters and numbers. The Science is great too and a cactus was a good choice. Keep working on the spellings as it will get easier as the week goes on.
Kaleb - You have had another busy day - the Maths crossing 10 is great. With your English, just be careful these are sentences not expanded noun phrases - so for example: The seaweed was tall would be the tall seaweed or you could add two adjectives like the tall, wavy seaweed. We will be turning them into sentences later this week so watch this space!
Milana – There’s no stopping you! Two PE sessions in one day – wow! Fantastic work in Maths, English and Science too. I really liked your noun phrase ‘fresh, blue water’. I also see you have been practising your spellings too. Keep up the hard work Milana, you’re a superstar!
Ava-Grace – Brilliant job on your expanded noun phrases. ‘Long-legged’ and ‘googly’ are great adjectives to describe the t-shirt octopus and I like how you thought of ‘soapy’ for the water. It would definitely be soapy if it’s in the washing machine - well done! You might notice in today's English lesson that I have 'magpied' some of your ideas :)
Ebony - Thank you Ebony for your Maths and your wonderful expanded nouns phrases. It was also lovely to hear your reading too - that is really important to keep up with so well done.
Ava - I can see Ava you have had a really good day. Yes the weather has taken a turn for the worse this afternoon – we didn’t make it out to do the Science either! Well done on some great maths using the number line to cross 10, these expanded noun phrases are excellent and you know the parts of a flower and a tree. I will share this with Miss Breen too. Keep up the good work Ava.
Mahrahaza – Thank you for sending your Maths and English work to me all the way from Dubai! It was lovely to hear from you. Keep doing what you can.
Amelia - Well done Amelia for persevering with the Science work - you got there in the end didn't you! It looks like you had a great day of home learning yesterday - Maths, English, Phonics and Science - super job!
Here are today’s tasks:
Today we are subtracting a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number, crossing 10. The link to the video is here.
The activity sheet is attached below.
If you are finding the Maths too much of a struggle, I have also attached a ‘support version’ of subtraction crossing ten for you to do instead.
Today we are thinking about selecting appropriate verbs and where words/phrases to help us describe the underwater scene inside the washing machine. Work through the objects and creatures you created expanded noun phrases for yesterday and try to think of a verb which effectively describes what it is doing (action) e.g. drifting. Then think of a ‘where’ phrase to describe where it is doing this e.g. on the water’s current.
The link to I video I have made to explain all of this in more detail is here.
The new table I talk about in the video is attached below.
My Phonics Group
The link to today’s lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Today I am going to share the link to Accelerated Reader. Your username the first initial from your first name and your full last name (all lower case and all one word) and the password for everyone is abc. So for example, my username would be jmartin and my password would be abc. On here, you need to click on ‘Accelerated Reader’ and then you can search for your reading book and complete a quiz on it. I have checked and there are quizzes available on the ebooks on Oxford Owl as well as your normal Big Cat reading books. You can also do quizzes on other books you read, not just your school reading book. Good luck and don’t forget to let me know how you get on!
Have a good look at the painting below. It’s by an artist called Simone Martini. I have written some discussion questions for you to think about/discuss with someone at home. You don’t need to write the answers down.
Who do you think the figures are in the painting?
What clues are there that these are holy people?
One of them is fairly young. Who could he be?
The painting is called ‘Christ in the Temple’. Does this help you?
It is a painting based on one of the only stories in the Bible about Jesus as a young boy. You can watch the story here.
Have a think about what this story tells us about Jesus.
(It tells us that Jesus was a boy who had a fairly ordinary up-bringing)
In the story Jesus tells Mary and Joseph that he must be where his father’s work is. What does this tell you?
(It tells us that Jesus knew he had a mission to tell everyone about God the Father and it is the first time Jesus said He was God’s son)
Your task is to think about how Mary and Jesus felt in the story. I have attached an activity sheet for you to complete below.
|Subtraction Crossing Ten - Support Version.pdf||Download|
|Verbs and Adverbials.docx||Download|
Monday 11th January 2021
Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I really enjoyed seeing all the photos of you all having fun in the snow so thank you for those. If you sent me some work over the weekend and I haven't mentioned you below, don't worry. I will be looking through my emails today and I will send you a shout-out tomorrow :)
Here are my shout-outs for today:
Isabel – Well done for some super Maths work. That work wasn’t easy but you have done very well. Great job on the spelling test too.
Kaleb – Fantastic effort on your spellings – I owe you a silver sticker! Super Maths work too. I loved your balloon world and I really enjoyed the video of you explaining it all to me. It sounds like you learned a lot. I think Violet was more interested in your globe than she was Peppa Pig.
Ava-Grace – Well done on a fantastic spelling score!
Daniel – Those pizzas look amazing! I was waiting on my pizza delivery all weekend though and it never came! Great job on the Maths too.
Layla – Well done on an amazing spelling test result – I owe you a silver sticker! I can see you’ve also completed your Maths too. You definitely deserved that walk in the snow after all your hard work!
Max - Wow Max you have been working really hard on your handwriting - super job. Great Maths work too. I am very impressed by your drawings of the Base 10 and the cheetah too - you are a very talented artist.
Ebony – Great spelling test result and oh my goodness that snowman was bigger than you! You have done a great job on your Maths and I have also seen your fantastic work on adjectives too, well done Ebony.
Alfie – Great Maths work adding 2 digit and 1 digit numbers. Keep up the hard work. You and your mum are doing a great job!
Anna – Great work on your Maths today and a great spelling test score. It was lovely to hear how you have been reading your reading book too. Remember you can access the e-books on Oxford Owl now for your next reading book. The username is stfrancisy2 and the password is Wo0dy2!
James – Thank you for sending me those photos from Friday. It looks like you worked really hard on your Maths and then had a great time playing in the snow with your sister. It looked like you were having the time of your life!
Ava - What a fantastic spelling test result! Well done also for some great Maths and it was lovely to hear how well you are doing with your reading at home. Super work on adjectives too :)
Milana - Another fantastic day of home learning topped off with a brilliant time sledging with your dad! You were going so fast I was worried you weren't going to be able to stop at the bottom! It was nice to hear you enjoyed the computing task too.
Nylah - Well done for some great Maths and a good spelling test result. Your picture of you out in the snow made me smile because you look so happy!
Stevie - I received an email from you last night but there was nothing in the folder when I opened it so do you want to try sending your work to me again?
Here are your tasks for today:
Today is a recap lesson from Year 1 (Subtraction crossing ten)
The link to the video is here.
Your activity sheet is attached below.
Today we are creating expanded noun phrases.
I have recorded a video to help you and you can watch it here.
The activity sheet that I talk about in the video is attached below.
My Phonics Group
Today’s Phonics lesson is here.
Mrs George’s Phonics Group
Take the time to complete one of your spelling activities from the booklets I uploaded on Friday.
Miss Breen has sent some work for you to complete on labelling the parts of a flower. There is a powerpoint and some activity sheets for you to complete.
Every day there will be a PE activity from Mr Holt on this page: https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/home-learning/pe-2 Remember it is really important to keep active too.
|Expanded Noun Phrases - Something Fishy.pptx||Download|
|Expanded Noun Phrases.docx||Download|
|Observing plants and trees 11.01.21.docx||Download|
|Observing plants and trees 11.01.21.ppt||Download|
|Parts of a flowering plant 11.1.21.pdf||Download|
|Parts of a tree 11.1.21.pdf||Download|
Friday 8th January 2021
Happy weekend everyone! I know there is not a lot you can do at the moment but please try and enjoy the free time you have with your families. I would love to see pictures of you playing games, baking, going for bike rides or any other things you might get up to! It was lovely to see so many of you on our Google Meet yesterday. I know some of you had some problems getting connected but Miss Burgess has been working hard today to solve the problem so fingers crossed the new link will work for everyone and we will have even more of you today at 9.30. I am so proud of all of my home learners. I can honestly say I have NEVER had so many shout-outs to make in one day - you are all superstars!!!
Big shout-outs to ALL the following people:
Anna – You have created a lovely story map and done a great job on your Maths stickers. Well done for having a go at those tricky challenge questions too. Your work on adjectives is super and thank you for sending me the picture of your family. I can't believe you think Art with Mummy is boring - poor Mummy! You have done an amazing job on your map though all by yourself!
Milana – I am so happy you are enjoying your home learning and WOW you have been so busy – Maths, English, Phonics, RE and Joe Wicks! I'm glad you enjoyed the work on adjectives - you really do give home learning your all so well done. I especially loved your beautiful RE work. The paintings you did of Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the three kings on the outside of your gift box were absolutely amazing, as was the world map jigsaw that you created.
Nylah – It was great to see you doing your Phonics lesson at home and well done for all that Maths work you've been doing! Don't worry about completing all of the questions in Maths - just go as far as you can. I loved watching the video of you explaining your gift to Jesus and I think you did a fantastic job decorating your box. Your world map was absolutely amazing too! I hope you enjoyed learning about Amelia Earhart. We are going to learn about some more amazing explorers this term which I think you will really enjoy.
Ebony - Great work today Ebony. I can see your plot points which is great and you have used your number bonds for 10 to help with up to 20 really well.
Kaleb – I loved your jokes and the photo of you holding your gift box to Jesus was just what I needed – such a funny face you were pulling! I think humour is a great gift to give and just what we all need right now so thank you. Brilliant job with the Maths– I really liked how you used the felt tips to write your number sentences. Brilliant job with the adjectives too – I think ‘mystical’ was my favourite!
Max – I loved your gift to Jesus – a gingerbread cookie is such a lovely idea! You did a great job making and decorating your gift box too. Just do what you can in Maths - I know the questions get trickier towards the end. You did a great job with the map too - you are an excellent artist!
Daniel – Great job with the Maths today and I see you managed to write directly on the sheet which will make things a lot easier for you now. I thought your map of the world was fantastic and I love that it was a team effort between you and your brothers!
James - I can see you have been really busy again today! I can see that you have been doing your Phonics lessons on your tablet, all your hard work on adjectives and number bonds, and you have put your fantastic art skills to good use with a super map. Keep it up, James!
Layla - Great job Layla on your numbers bonds. It is important we work on these and become really fluent with these. Keep up the hard work! You have written some lovely sentences in English too. You always use such creative vocabulary in your writing, well done. What can I say about your paper mache globe?!!! Just WOW! Such a brilliant effort and it looks like you had lots of fun making it too.
Ava-Grace - Well done on all your super hard work at home - especially your map and adjectives work. I know you have been practising your spellings on Spelling Shed too and have been reading at home with mum so keep up the hard work!
Alice - Your painting skills are outstanding - well done! Brilliant work on adjectives and number bonds too. Tell your mum not to worry too much about her Art skills, she is doing a great job!
Henry - Super work on number bonds - you have been working so hard! I love that you used lego figures in your number sentences. You have also done a great job on adjectives too and that map of the world is fantastic! Keep up the hard work Henry, well done.
Jack - You have been another busy bee! Super duper job on your number bonds and adjectives, well done. I have also seen the photo of your world map - brilliant job. I like how you drew the continents out separately and placed them in the right place on your blue background.
Stevie - Wow so much work! Great job on the Maths stickers from Wednesday and yesterday - I am especially pleased that you also had a go at the challenges too. I really liked that you used toy soldiers, chocolates and felt-tips for your number sentences - very creative! You have done a super job with the work on adjectives too.
Ava - Well done for practising your spellings this week - it sounds like you are getting really confident with them which is great. It also sounds like you have been doing a super job with your reading too. Enthusiasm is really important when you are reading as it makes it sound much more interesting. Your gift to Jesus was lovely and very thoughtful and your map of the world really shows your creative side, well done Ava!!
Alfie - Your map of the world is wonderful. I love how you drew the continents and labels and placed them in all the right places. Fantastic job with the work on number bonds too and well done to whoever it was at home who wrote the questions out for you-that is dedication!
Amelia - Great work on your Maths stickers and the work on adjectives. Your Art work was super - I can't believe how neat your colouring was. I can tell you have taken great care with it, well done.
Before you go into relax mode for the weekend too soon, here are your activities for today!!!
Add a 2 digit number and a 1 digit number crossing ten.
The link to the online video is here.
Your activity sheet is attached below. You do not need to answer every single question as they get gradually harder towards the end. Just go as far as you can and try your best! Please see the instructions I posted yesterday for how to edit directly onto the sheet.
Today I would like you to do your spelling test. Ask someone at home to read them out for you while you write them down (no peeping!) Then have a look together to see if you got them right and send me a picture of your spelling test so I can celebrate your fantastic results! Group 1 are doing words with the ‘ea’ sound and Group 2 are doing the plurals of words ending in y (-y and +ies). I have attached some activity packs with your list of spellings for next week in them. You do not need to complete every single activity but I couldn't work out how to just send you one sheet with next week's spellings on like I normally do on a Friday! From next week, I am going to split the Spelling groups according to what Phonics group you are in so make sure you learn the right list!
Mrs George's Group
Use the time to complete some of the activities in your spelling pack which I have attached below.
Check out this website which will help you learn about the different parts of the computer and the jobs they do. There is also a fun game where you have to race against the clock to collect all the computer parts.
Thursday 7th January 2021
Hello Year 2! How are you all doing? Very well I hope. We are missing you in school - it is very quiet without you all here!
At the time of writing this I have the following shout-outs but I will try my best to add to this as I receive more of your work:
James - I see you were right with your prediction that the girl was going to dive into the washing machine and you have done a great job of summarising the story into plot points. Well done on your Maths too and well done for whoever it was who wrote all those questions out for you - that is dedication!
Alice - Well done for completing all of those Maths stickers and another well done to whoever it was at home who wrote all your questions out for you too! You have also done a great job of summarising 'Something Fishy' into plot points and answering all of those questions about it - super effort.
Daniel - Don't worry that you weren't exactly right with your prediction about the story - it was still a sensible prediction and well done on a great story map. I hope you enjoyed he story. Well done also for still completing some Maths even though you had some trouble with the stickers - great initiative!
Ebony - Well done for your super Maths work. I am particularly impressed with how you used the number lines to work out the answers.
How to edit directly onto PDF Documents
To save you all from having to write out all of the questions on a separate piece of paper, I have included some instructions on how to edit directly onto the PDF documents.
- The easiest way is to take a screen shot of the activity sheet and then open it in your Photos.
- From here, tap on the photo and it will give you the option to edit it.
- Tap 'edit' and some options come up on the bottom of the screen.
- The last option is a circle with three dots in it. Tap on this and it will bring up the option to 'mark-up.'
- Tap on this and you will see different pen options come up for you to choose from.
- Once you have selected one, you can write directly onto the activity sheet.
- When you have finished your work, take another screen-shot and then you can email/share the photo of your with me via email or Google Drive.
- Download and save the PDF activity sheet to your computer.
- Open the saved version of the PDF on your computer.
- On the right-hand side of the page just under the main bar, you will see the option to 'Comment'.
- Click on 'Comment' and then on the 'Drawing Markups' option.
- Click on the red pencil.(draw free form). By right-clicking on the red pencil and selecting 'Tool Default Properties' you can change the colour of the pencil.
- Now you can draw directly onto the activity sheet.
- When you have finished your work, save the document again with the changes you have made.
- Email or share the finished version with me.
Today it is Miss Breen setting for your work for you and here is what she has sent for you to do:
Maths - Find and make number bonds.
There is a powerpoint and a set of stickers for you to complete below.
English - Adjectives
There is a powerpoint and an activity sheet on adjectives attached below.
On Monday, you watched a video about the seven continents and five oceans which you can find by clicking on the BBC Bitesize link below. This week’s Art activity is all about our new History/Geography topic called Explorers. I would like you create your own interpretation of the world. I will attach some ideas below of how you could create the world but you may draw the world map, create a globe using a balloon and adding labels, paint the world or create your own world jigsaw. I only ask that the things your world MUST include are the seven continents and five oceans.
Here are some links of websites, which may help you to be as creative as possible when creating your own world.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
To kick off the start of the new term, I thought it would be useful to re-cap the addition and subtraction we have learnt so far in Year 2. I have put together a set of stickers that you can do at home with a mixture of addition and subtraction questions on.
If you need any help, here is a link to some online learning videos.
The questions are all based on Weeks 5-7 of the Addition and Subtraction unit so you will just need to find the right video to go with the question you need help on! The stickers are attached below.
Here is a link to today’s online Phonics lesson from Letters and Sounds for Home and School. Today’s new grapheme is ‘ay’.
These online lessons have been written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, and they are designed to cover the phonics teaching that children would be receiving had they been in school. They are slightly longer than our Phonics lessons in school, but try to stick with it! You could try pausing the video and taking a short break if you are finding it hard to focus.
- Watch the first 40 seconds of the film ‘Something Fishy’
- Pause the film and think about the following questions:
When and where does the story take place?
What do you think about the main character and why is she there?
How is the character feeling?
What does this tell you about the time of the day?
What lured her to look at the washing machine?
What do you think will happen next? (Remember there might be a clue in the title ‘Something Fishy’)
- Write a sentence to give your prediction and explain your reason for this prediction using the following sentence structure:
- Watch the rest of the film. Did you guess correctly?
- We are now going to create story map of the story. You only need to pick out the key parts of the story (keep it to under ten) – you don’t need to include everything! Draw a picture for each plot point in the story. I have attached a plot point story map for you to use but if you prefer you can draw your own.
- Write a sentence to go with each plot point on your story map. g. The tired girl is sitting in the launderette waiting for her washing to finish.
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. Mrs Haines led a worship all about it on Monday. Just as the Wise Men brought baby Jesus gifts on Epiphany, we too are called to give Jesus gifts. These gifts can be small sacrifices, kindness to others, service to others, and much more! Make and decorate a gift box below draw or write your gift inside. Then have a go at writing about your gift in more detail and why you have chosen to give it to Jesus this year.
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Hello Year 2! I cannot believe I have to bid you farewell in person for the time being but every day I will put some work on here so you can keep busy and keep up with your learning as much as possible. In addition to this, there will be a Google Meet at 9.30 every day with me and the children who are still in school so that we can say hello to one another and I can tell you about the day's activities. Mrs Haines is going to send a link for this to your parents. For each day that you are at home there will be a Maths activity, a Reading activity (Phonics), a Writing activity and then an activity for one of our other subjects (RE, Science, Topic, Art, PE etc.) Once you have completed your activities, send them to me via the email@example.com email address and I will mention you in my shout outs the next day. I would also love to see any photos of you at home or out and about, or any extra drawings or activities you do, so please feel free to send these to me as well. Home Learning will officially start tomorrow, but please see below for some on-going activities that you should try and keep up with too.
As we didn’t receive any notice that schools were closing, we haven’t been able to send out any extra books but we did change your books yesterday, so that should keep you going for the first few days. Amazingly, Oxford Owl are providing a free ebook library for primary school children and I have set up a class log in. The link to the website is here and the login details are below.
Once you log in, you will be able to click on the Oxford Owl ebook library and search for a book by level. If you click on the last drop box and scroll right down, you will see your book band colour. Click on it and it will bring up six books at the right level for you. As we know that schools will be closed for at least the next 6 weeks, aim to read one book every week and keep practising it until you can read it fluently and can confidently answer some questions about it. I love to listen to you read so if you have time, ask someone to record you and send me the video!
I will continue to upload your list of spellings every week onto Spelling Shed. The only difference is that you will have to do your spelling test at home on a Friday! This will be instead of your usual English task. Ask a grown-up to test you and send me a picture of your spelling test so I can give you a shout out the next day. If you don’t know your username or password, it is written on your blue spelling book but you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send it to you.
Using the same login details as Spelling Shed, you can also access some assignments that I have set for you on Maths Shed. They are all based on number bonds and addition and subtraction facts that you have learned so far in Year 1 and Year 2.
We have a school subscription to Phonics Play. On here, you can play games to practice your Phonic knowledge. My Phonics group have just started on Phase 5 but it is always useful to rehearse Phases 3 and 4.
I will see you all very soon, but in the meantime stay safe!
From Miss Martin
Click here for Year 2 Reading Home Learning Plan Autumn 2 2020
This plan informs parents/carers of the books the children will read in each term. There is no expectation to have copies of these books at home. Where there are versions of the books on YouTube, we have provided the links for you to follow. The 'teacher's choice' elements of the plan are to show where a teacher has chosen their own text to share with the children. The teacher's will make this text available to the children in their daily home learning upload.
Click here for Year 2 Writing Home Learning Plan Autumn 2 2020
This plan sets out what will be covered each week in Writing in Year 2 during Autumn 2. Further details and supporting documents can be found on this page when needed.
Click here for Year 2 Mathematics Home Learning Plan Autumn 2 2020
This plan sets out the daily lessons for Mathematics in Year 2 during Autumn 2. Further details and supporting documents will be added to this page when needed.
Click here for Year 2 Long Term Plan of Topics and other subjects for the whole year