I know it is quite tricky at the moment, but please do try to spend 10-15 minutes a day reading. Every week, I will upload a new list of spellings onto Spelling Shed but you will need to ask a grown up to do your spelling test with you on Fridays. I would love to see how you do though so please let me know your results. You also have access to Maths Shed using the same log in where you can practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables and division facts.
The exercise book we sent home with you is to record any work set through this website over the next few weeks which can't be done on paper. Please upload pictures of work completed to email@example.com - I really do love to see them!
Take care and I will see you soon!
Videos explaining how to access Purple Mash and also upload hand-written work or pictures to your child's Google Drive can be found on our school twitter feed https://twitter.com/stfrancisbrad
Maths and Spelling Shed link: https://play.edshed.com/login
Phonics Play have provided free access during this time. You can access this at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
The login details are:
3/07/20- Sports Day Teams
Hello everyone, I hope you've had chance to watch the video for our Virtual Sports Week in preparation for next week. Please see above for the teams for throughout next week. I hope you can all take part and share your fantastic sporting work.
Monday 15/6 - The deadline for the art competition is today at 5pm - details are further down on this page.
Monday 8/6 - Monday Morning Worship. Please click the link below for a virtual morning worship:
BIG CAT READING CHALLENGE - We would like to challenge our Year 1 and 2 children to read a few pages of a book out loud with their parents recording them (no faces please!) A winner will then be picked each week for our Big Cat Reading Award as we would normally do on a Friday Merit Worship. Send any videos or voice recordings in to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title Big Cat Reading and your child's name and year group
Monday 18/5 - ART COMPETITION! Please click the link below for details about how to enter. As always, send any entries to email@example.com Good luck!
Tuesday 21/4 - Miss White has put together a list of ideas to help keep children active for at least 30 minutes every day! Follow the link below!
HALF TERM ART
We hope you are all having a lovely half term so far! Don't forget about the art competition - the deadline is the 9th June. There are also some drawing activities you may like in the document below!
Tuesday 7th July
How did you get on with yesterday's Virtual Sports Day activities? Don't forget to submit your times via the link on the main Home Learning page!
Monday 6th July
Welcome to Virtual Sports Day Week! I can't wait to see lots of my Year 2 children taking part and showing off their sporting abilities!
Here are my shout-outs for today:
Bella: Well done for some great Maths on measuring in kg and congratulations on a great spelling test result.
Isabelle: Amazing job on the Family Maths Challenge and your story is fantastic - I love that you included the 'meet the crew' section at the end like in the original story - fantastic!
Maisie - Excellent job on your spellings and a great start on the Family Maths Challenge. Well done for matching the pictures correctly in Topic and for writing some great captions to go with them.
Jayden - Thank you for sending me all of your work from last week. I can see how hard you are working at home - keep it up!
Isaac - Well done on your thoroughly deserved merit this week. The finished version of your story is fantastic and you should be very proud of yourself. I was also hugely impressed by the quality of your Topic work. You have written some brilliant captions. Great spelling test result too.
Natasha - Congratulations on getting the headteacher's award this week. I had a conversation with Mrs Haines and we both agreed you are a well deserved recipient. You have maintained the quality of your writing throughout your story and I am especially impressed by your use of punctuation. Brilliant job also on the Family Maths Challenge, well done on getting 10/10 in your spellings and for some great Topic work.
Blake - Great effort on your spelling test. Well done also for some brilliant Topic work and a fantastic story, which ended with the animals meeting a woolly mammoth!
Lincoln - Super effort with your Topic work, well done. Well done for using the same structure as the Journey Home for the ending of your story. Great job on your spellings too.
Nate - A fine effort with the Family Maths Challenge, well done. You tried your best there with some tricky spellings and have done a great job with the Topic work. I was impressed that you included factual information in your captions. I also liked that your story ended with a tyrannosaurus rex.
Tony - You've written a great ending to your story and have done a super job on the Family Maths Challenge, well done.
Friday 3rd July
It's spelling test day again! Don't forget to let me know how you did so I can celebrate it on here. Next week's spellings are live on Spelling Shed now.
Well done to:
Madeleine: I have looked at all of the work you sent me. I really can see how hard you have been working. There are lots of fantastic pieces of work but I was particularly impressed with how you started your story with the rhino hearing the rumble of a car and you have maintained the overall quality as your story has progressed. Your work on habitats for Miss Speake was really outstanding too, as was your map work on India. I absolutely loved this week's RE work - a play-doh model of Jesus knocking on the door, brilliant! Congratulations also on getting 10/10 in your spellings
Isaac - Wow your story is absolutely fantastic Isaac. I am so impressed with you you have embraced home learning and have continued to make brilliant progress even though school has been closed. Great job on your Maths too on comparing volume and measuring in millilitres.
Isabelle - Your story is progressing brilliantly. You've done particularly well with your speech punctuation which I imagine you have picked up through all the reading you do, well done.
Bella - I received an email from you but there wasn't any work attached. Please will you send it again because you know I love to see it!
Natasha - You have done a fantastic job on comparing volumes in Maths.
Tony - Well done on some great Maths work on comparing volumes, measuring in millilitres and another fantastic paragraph of your story.
Maisie - You have been busy working a lot in school this week. Mrs Needs tells me she is very impressed with you, especially by how you get on with everything without any fuss at all and then produce amazing work! I can see you have done a great job on measuring volume in millilitres, particularly with reading the scales. Your story based on the Journey Home is amazing Maisie and I can't believe you've written two versions - one at home and one at school! I will ask Mrs Needs about this but if you ever do something at school and want to continue it at home, we can photocopy it for you. Similarly if you want to bring in the work you have done at home and finish it off at school, that won't be a problem.
Imogen - Well done on some super work in Maths on measuring volume. I hope you have enjoyed your time in Red Bubble this week and are happy to be back at school.
Thursday 2nd July
Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all ok.
Big shout-outs to the following people:
Bella - Super Maths work on measuring in grams and kilograms. This is a very useful skill especially when cooking or baking!
Nate - Thank you for sending me your work from the past week. You have thought of some lovely ways to help others in RE and have answered your comprehension questions on The Journey Home correctly. Super Maths work on describing turns and measuring and comparing mass. Well done for completing the Family Maths Challenge - you have done a great job. You have some brilliant ideas for your new story based on the Journey Home and you have found out some interesting facts about India, Great job on editing for full stops and capital letters in the retelling of the Journey Home . Congratulations also on getting full marks on your spelling test.
Natasha - Great work on measuring in kg and your story is coming along very nicely. I love your choice of adjectives, your use of time openers e.g. As they left the rhino's deep and muddy swamp.... You have done a lovely job with the RE too.
Tony - Well done for your Maths work on measuring mass in kg. You have produced some lovely, thoughtful RE work too.
Isabelle - What a lovely painting of the story of Peter's escape from prison! Great job on comparing volume in Maths and you've constructed a fab pictogram for Science.
Madeleine - Don't worry about sending your work to me everyday. I know you are keeping up with it all and everything I receive is always excellent in quality.
Wednesday 1st July
Well done to the following people:
Maisie: You have written a great opening to your story. I loved that you used adjectives and included how the tiger felt that his habitat was being destroyed. You've also done really well with some tricky Maths on measuring in grams - I had to really think about that last question!
Natasha: I loved the opening to your story, especially your description of the tiger's 'unique stripy pattern'. Well done for some super work in Maths on measuring in grams. You had to use some good problem solving skills there!
Isabelle - You've made a great start to your story - keep up the hard work! Excellent work in Maths on measuring in kg. I can see you have thought very carefully about your answers. I saw you yesterday dropping your sister off at school. I am in the small hall every morning so give me a wave!
Tuesday 30th June
Here are today's shout-outs:
Maisie - You have written a great story plan - I think you have made some fab choices for the animals you are going to include.
Isabelle - Excellent job on measuring mass in grams. I really had to think about that last question! You've made a brilliant start to your story. I loved the verbs in the phrase 'swishing and wooshing'. Can you check that you have placed a full stop at the end of each sentence and started the next one with a capital letter?
Isaac - You have made a great start on your story. A mountain gorilla escaping hunters on a floating tree trunk is a great idea. you have also done a great job on your Maths, well done.
Monday 29th June
Hello my wonderful little human beans! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, despite the heavy rain. I have to admit I do love a bit of thunder and lightning but only if I am nice and cosy inside! I am amazed by how much work has come in this weekend - you are all superstars! For all those people who completed their spelling test this week, your new list of spellings has now been activated on Spelling Shed.
Here are today's shout-outs:
Jayden - Excellent work in Maths on measuring mass and you've put in a super effort with this week's Family Maths Challenge, well done. I am also very impressed with how you have compared India to the UK in your Topic work.
Isaac - Super job on putting the full stops in and with measuring mass in Maths. Miss Speake will be thrilled with your work on habitats. Well done also for getting full marks on your spelling test, for a brilliant story plan in English and for some very thorough research on India.
Natasha - You've done a great job on editing for full stops and capital letters and have made a great start to our new Maths topic on mass. Well done for getting full marks on your spelling test, an excellent story plan in English and some excellent research on India.
Tony - Well done for your work on mass in Maths and wow I can't believe how much writing you have done! You have done a great job writing your own story based on the Journey Home. Fantastic research on India too.
Imogen - Super editing work in English. I struggled to see the other two pictures you sent to me but if you try sending them again, I'd love to see them. Well done also for a fantastic reinvention of our story, for some brilliant, handwritten research on India and some brilliant work in Maths on measuring mass and describing movements and turns.
Maisie - Well done on getting full marks in your spelling test, you have done a great job comparing India to the UK in your Topic work and I can't believe you had a go at those first few questions in Maths by yourself - super effort! I had a sneaky look at your Science work on habitats too - Miss Speake will be over the moon with that piece of work.
Isabelle - I am very impressed that you completed the first four questions on Friday's Family Challenge. They were tricky! Super effort with your story plan and facts you found out about India too, well done. I also cannot forget to say congratulations on getting 10/10 in your spelling test!
Lincoln and Blake - Fab spelling test results! I am sorry to hear you haven't been feeling very well but I hope you are enjoying reading the Twits and that you are feeling better now.
Friday 26th June
Don't forget today is spelling test today. Please ask an adult to help you to do your spelling test and either take a photo or send me your result so I can celebrate your scores on Monday.
Here are today's superstars:
Tony - Great job describing movements and turns and you have written a fantastic retelling of the Journey Home. I am sure Miss Speake will be over the moon with your Topic work too.
Maisie - What an amazing retelling of the Journey Home. I was especially impressed by your use of adjectives, time openers and that you use green and red font for your full stops and capital letters! Great job on your Maths too on comparing mass.
Jayden - Excellent work on describing movements and turns - a very useful skill! I was impressed by how you applied the mathematical vocabulary in your answers. I liked your answer in your comprehension about the theme of the text being about teamwork - I thought that was interesting and wish you'd have been there so I could have asked you about it in more detail. Well done for a super retelling of the Journey Home. You did a great job of including all of the main events.
Isabelle - Fantastic work on comparing mass in Maths and I thought it was brilliant that you remembered to use a purple pen to edit the writing for full stops and capital letters. Well done!
Thursday 25th June
Here are my shout-outs for today:
Madeleine - You have created a fantastic boarding pass for Topic - I can really see the effort that has gone into it. You have been working really hard learning about all the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. I loved your collage picture to go with The Journey Home - another example of your amazing creativity! Your postcard from the polar bear was really outstanding too Madeleine, well done.
Isabelle - You have been an absolute superstar during the school closure. It really is evident how hard you are working at home. Well done today for some great Maths on describing movements and turns and a fantastic retelling of the Journey Home.
Natasha - Well done for a super retelling of the Journey Home and for a brilliant recording of you reading about temperature. It was lovely to hear your voice after so long! You did a great job of reading some really tricky words such as 'thermometers'.
Maisie - You read Matilda brilliantly and I think your missing front teeth made it sound even better!
Isaac - Super Maths work again Isaac. I had a bit of trouble opening your English work today but I persevered and I'm glad I did because your retelling of the Journey Home was fantastic, well done. I hope you enjoyed exploring your local habitat and that you made time for an ice-cream whilst you were out and about!
Wednesday 24th June
Do we have any entries for the Big Cat Reading Challenge this week??? If so, please send them to me today!
Nate - You have written a great caption for the storm picture. I liked the word 'ginormous'. You've also been busy working on describing movements in Maths and have completed some great map work in Topic. Your boarding pass was fantastic and included all of the important details. Well done on completing the Friday Maths Challenge too.
Bella - You have been working extremely hard on your Maths this week describing movements and turns and have written a super caption in English. I thought it was interesting how you said you liked the description in the book because it described how the characters were feeling, well done. You have also done a super job on the comprehension questions and have got the main message in the book, good girl.
Tony - Great work on describing movements and turns in Maths. 'Crashing waves shattered the sea' - WOW! What a brilliant descriptive sentence. I love how you have drawn your own picture of the storm too. You have also completed some great map work in Topic too. I was very happy with your answers on your comprehension, especially when you said that we need to learn how to share our world with the animals.
Natasha - You have sent me some more great Maths , thank you for all your hard work. I am very impressed by your comprehension answers and you are aware of the main theme of the book, well done. You have also thought of some lovely ways you can help people without using money.
Isabelle - You have done a good job of describing turns in Maths and have applied some very tricky vocabulary correctly, well done. Well done also for your thoughtful ideas in RE on how you can help others without using money.
Isaac - You have thought of some lovely ways that you can help people without using money in RE. I like how you have linked the story of the Journey Home with preventing climate change, well done. You have also completed some great Maths work on describing turns - thank you for all your hard work.
Esther, Grace, Blake, Lincoln, Hannah and Maisie - I hear you have been working very hard on your home learning tasks in school today and Mrs Needs tells me you have been helping her to describe movements and turns! I have taken a sneaky peak in your folders and am very impressed, well done.
Tuesday 23rd June
Here are today's shout-outs:
Maisie - You have done a great job of describing movements in Maths and have written a fantastic sentence in English. I loved how you used the adjectives 'rumbling' and 'wavy' to describe the sea.
Isabelle - Well done for some great Maths work on describing movement. I loved the verb 'struck' in the caption you have written to go with the storm illustration in the Journey Home.
Hannah - You have written a fantastic description in English and have worked really hard describing the movements in Maths. It was lovely to see you in school this week and Mrs Needs has shown me the work you have done. I am missing you too but please give me a wave next time you are in school!
Monday 22nd June
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Wednesday 17th June
I am very sorry Year 2 - I have forgotten to put your spellings onto Spelling Shed but they are on there now. This week we are learning how to spell some more homophones. Your test will be due on Friday 26th June.
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