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Year Two

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.

Friday 5th March 2021

Welcome to what will hopefully be your very last day of home learning! Enjoy the weekend and get plenty of rest so that you are ready and refreshed for your first day back on Monday.

 

Today’s Shout-outs:

Anna – You have had a busy morning problem solving in Maths, this was really tricky so well done. I hope you enjoyed Wilma’s story. I enjoyed reading your retelling of the Bear and the Piano but I didn’t see any adverbs in your writing, could you add some for me please? Thank you for your book review, I hope you’ve had a good World Book Day.

Alice – Your retelling of the Bear and the Piano was amazing!! You included everything I would have liked, adverbs, adjectives, powerful verbs and different sentence openers, well done! You solved some really difficult problems in the story of Wilma, I am so pleased! I also love the Jolly Postman, it is one of my favourite books to read especially with all the letters to open.

Max – Well done on your counting money to find out how much the ice creams cost. I am so pleased that you have been keeping up with your reading and spelling. I also love your sentence writing about the bear in the city – you have lovely handwriting!

Isabel - Well done on sending me some writing today. Could you add some adverbs in? Today's maths was hard so really well done.

Kaleb - Thanks for all of this work today. You have caught up with the handwriting. You have had a go at the tricky maths today. I can see that you have included lots of adverbs in your Bear writing which helped to retell the story beautifully. Thank you for doodling like doodle boy. Cat in the hat is a great choice for your book review.

Layla - Layla thank you so much for your reading video it was lovely and your costume today was also great, you were a great mix of comfortable and a hoppy bunny! You have had a go with very tricky maths and done a lovely book review. I can really tell what your favourite book is!! Don’t worry about the English but it would be great if you could have a go at this from watching the video at some point. Well done Layla J

Milana – What a beautiful mermaid you are! I've never read your favourite book before, what is your favourite part? Your English writing is fantastic! You included lots of important things needed in a sentence and most importantly you included adverbs. I'm glad you enjoyed the art today, a lot of children said the same thing about the number disappearing. Maths was difficult today so well done for keeping your concentration and trying your best! You have been a star with home learning so I am looking forward to seeing this hard work next week.

Dhillon – How lovely to see so much hard work on Maths! You have completed so much work and it looks like you’re great at recognising money! Well done for writing a sentence about the bear, you have such lovely neat handwriting. I also love that you have been practicing your spellings and got full marks! Excellent work.

James - You chose the book we were dressed as to read! It is one of my favourite stories. Well done on today's work especially the tricky maths. Did you like today's artist? I loved doodling away with the children in school.

Ebony -  Well done with today's tricky maths, I hoped you enjoyed doing a different kind of Maths today. You have chosen some great adverbs in your sentences; I hope I see some of these great adverbs in your writing when were back at school.

Jack - Well done on doing everything today! You have got some lovely adverbs and I am so happy to see your lovely sentences which are all handwritten. I can’t wait to see this great writing back at school! You tried hard with tricky maths and even completed the support version! What a busy bee today. I hope you liked today's artist; it was a bit different.

Ava – Grace – Well done on your maths problem solving! It can be really tricky and you’ve done a great job. You have also chosen some great adverbs that would go really well in the sentences, could you write a few of these sentences? Just so I can see where you have chosen to use your adverb.

Stevie – I LOVED your army costume from the Horrible Histories, is that your favourite book? It is a very interesting read. You have been a super busy bee with Maths and completed both activities to an amazing standard! I loved seeing how you found the answer using column method and other methods you needed to. You have also completed a beautiful piece of writing for English but I couldn’t see any adverbs, could you add some to your story for me? I also love how you became your very own doodle boy today, great art work!

Henry – You have had such a hardworking day! I love that ALL of your work is your own writing; I bet your arm was tired by the end of today. Maths was really tricky today so I’m glad you had a go and got some great answers! It is also lovely to see your story of the Bear and the Piano, I loved the different adverbs you used. I loved the photo of your smiling face! I can’t wait to see you back in school, thank you for sharing your favourite book.

Ed Shed

Spelling Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Anabell, Felicity, Nylah, Maisy, Milana, Ava-Grace, Anna, Sadie, Oscar, Kaleb, Amelia, Isabel, Dhillon, Ava

Maths Shed: Stevie, Felicity, Maisy, Anna, Kaleb, James, Isabel, Dhillon

                                                                                                                                                                  

Accelerated Reader

Silver Club: Kaleb

Gold Club: Freya x2, Maisy, Alice, Stevie

Word Count:

  1. Freya 120,076
  2. Alice 31,344
  3. Stevie 20,641

Today’s tasks:

Maths

As it was World Book Day yesterday, and we have come to the end of your Money topic, I thought we’d have a bit of fun with a World Book Day themed Maths activity. The one I have chosen is called ‘The Mystery of the Missing Story Ending.’ You have to solve some Maths clues to work out who has stolen the missing pages of the book. As it is only for fun, get a grown up to do it with you as you might need some help with some of the questions, especially as we haven’t covered multiplication and division in full yet.

 

English

Today we are looking at simple past and present tense to help us write as journalists about the bear. Pause the video at 3m 30 to complete today’s task. You will need to match the past and present tense verbs together and then record them on the grid as shown in the video. For those children working at home, I will print off the work that you send me so that you have it on Monday to use when you do your writing.

 

Phonics

Today I would like everyone to do their spelling test in this session. My group are being tested on words containing ‘ou’ and Mrs George’s group are adding ‘ing’ to one-syllable words.

I have attached next week’s spellings below.

 

Flourish Friday

It’s that time of the week again! I wonder which badges you will all go for today? In school, we are going to have a go at the STEM badge and make the longest possible paper chain using only one piece of paper. Please see the Flourish Friday page for ideas of badges and activities you could do this afternoon.

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 Mrs George's Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 My Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 Past and Present Tense Verbs.pdfDownload
 The Bear and the Piano Session 5.mp4Download
 The Mystery of the Missing Story Ending Maths Mystery.pdfDownload
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Thursday 4th March 2021

Good Morning Year 2, Today is WORLD BOOK DAY! How exciting. I would love to see some photos of you in your World Book day outfits or pyjamas as well as reading your favourite books. I hope you have a lovely, reading filled day. Please make time to watch  St Francis' very own Masked Reader competition.  You won't be disappointed!  Simply watch the video here: https://youtu.be/FmhWgCxhD_w
Then you can fill out the entry form with your parents at home. The link for the entry form is attached below.

https://forms.gle/yTNGR4asvDRwKJwUA 

Winners will be announced in Merit Worship tomorrow at 10am. Who's behind the mask?!

Today's shout-outs:

Alice - Excellent sentences using the conjunction ‘but’ to compare the two seetings in ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and well done for completing this extra task. Your joined up handwriting is beautiful – do you think you could be brave and try doing this in your writing from now on? You have done a fantastic job with the money questions and I love your model aeroplane. Brilliant crafting skills there!

Anna – I love yours and Mikey’s aeroplanes – great effort there! Excellent sentences using the conjunction ‘but’ to compare the two settings in ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and well done for completing this extra task. Super job with the money questions and your joined up handwriting is beautiful. Do you think you could be brave and try doing this in your writing from now on?

Milana – Your joined up handwriting looks beautiful – do you think you could be brave and try doing this in your writing from now on? Your camouflage plane looks fantastic and I love that a lot of thought has gone into colouring it in. Brilliant job with the money questions and it was great to hear how confident you feel with it. Your sentences about the ‘Bear and the Piano’ were fab, and I love how you have even remembered to include a comma. I am so impressed by you Milana and everthing you have done while at home. Your enthusiasm just goes to show in that you have completed the extra treehouse task. You are such a star!

Max – Great job ordering the coins Max and I agree with you that the bear should go to the city because he is very good at playing the piano. I can definitely see that you are getting better and better with your spellings and your aeroplane is fantastic Max, well done. I can see all the effort that has gone into it. Thank you for sending me your reading video as well – you know I love listening to you read!

Mahrahaza – What a beautiful picture of Amelia Earhart and a great fact too. I like it so much I have printed it off to go on our Topic display! Thanks for all your work today - I loved the video of you performing your noun phrases with the background music. Your money knowledge is also coming along very nicely. I also hear that you have been looking at the currency in Dubai too which is fantastic!

Layla – What a fantastic aeroplane and a great fact too! Your handwriting is beautiful, so beautiful that you are definitely ready to start joining up now. Excellent job with the money questions too. I showed Year 2 the video of your performance yesterday and they loved it.

Kaleb - Thanks for your aeroplane and your video full of information about Amelia Earhart. You have also done brilliantly with our end of topic maths questions too. I hope you are looking forward to World Book Day today. I know you will get involved as much as possible, because you always do! Well done Kaleb.

James - You have made a brilliant aeroplane and it looks like you found out lots about her. I am very impressed that you worked out she was around 18 years after the Titanic sank! You are doing well keeping up with your phonics. It is very important. Thanks for sharing your end of topic money questions too. I hope you are looking forward to World Book Day today.

Ebony – Super job with the end of unit money questions and thank you for sharing your work with me.

Jack - That is one impressive plane - I can see how proud you are of it too. I have missed your face! Great fact about Amelia Earhart too. You have done a super job of your noun phrases and a brilliant effort with all the end of topic money questions too. I hope you are looking forward to World Book Day today.

Henry – What amazing aeroplanes you have made and all the photos show how much effort went into it. I can tell you enjoyed it too Henry which is great to see. I can see you have written some lovely sentences about Amelia Earhart too. You have done a fantastic job with the money questions and a super effort with the handwriting task. Not only have you done all of this but you have also taken part in your daily Phonics lesson and practised your spellings. I have your certificate ready for you to pick up from last week’s merit worship.

Ava-Grace – You have written some brilliant sentences about ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and had a really good go at the end of unit money questions in Maths. I hope you are looking forward to World Book Day today.

Sarah - You have done our two step maths problems and answered all the end of topic money questions too. Well done with your aeroplane. Did you find out some facts about Amelia Earhart? I hope you are looking forward to World Book Day.

Stevie – They are fabulous aeroplanes Stevie! Did you enjoy making them? Nice to see you out and about getting some fresh air too. Your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ show you are able to retell the story in great detail. Fantastic job with the end of unit money questions and with the handwriting task. You are definitely ready for joined up handwriting now. Super sentences using the conjunction ‘but’ to compare the two settings and well done done for completing this extra task.

Isabel - Thanks for the end of topic money questions, your art hunt and doodles and your handwriting. I also really like the book in your review - well done!

Today's work:

Maths

We have now reached the end of our Mental Maths (Addition and Subtraction) topic so today I would like you to answer some questions about everything we have learned. I thought these questions might be quite fun as they are a different way to answer Maths question because they are in the form of a story! There is a support version of this today which contains some word problems relating to our addition and subtraction topic as well if you do find the story too tricky. In order to complete both versions, you will need to use your mental Maths skills as well as column addition and subtraction. 

English

Last week we looked at recognising and beginning to use adverbs. Today, I would like you to use adverbs to retell the story of "The Bear and the Piano". There is a video for you to watch here, this will help you to write sentences from the story using adverbs. The video will also help to remind you of the different word classes we have been looking at over the last few weeks. Your task is to retell the story by sequencing the pictures and writing a sentence to go with each picture using all of the word classes spoken about. There is a support version of this activity where I have provided you with images and sentences about the story, I would like you to choose an appropriate adverb and retell the story using the sentences provided. I can't wait to see your version of The Bear and the Piano.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Today I would like you to spend some time reading your favourite book. I have attached a book review for you to complete about your book.

Art

Today is our last artist study lesson before returning to school on Monday and Mr Bullock has chosen to focus on 'Doodle Boy'. You may have seen him in the news over the past few months for his doodling. Doodling is very individual and there isn't a set way to do this so get creative! Some people doodle shapes, flowers and much more. As always, there is an Art Hunt attached as well as a set of stage by stage instructions from Mr Bullock. Happy doodling!

 

 

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 Mrs George's Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 My Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 Past and Present Tense Verbs.pdfDownload
 The Bear and the Piano Session 5.mp4Download
 The Mystery of the Missing Story Ending Maths Mystery.pdfDownload
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 Addition and subtraction 04.03.21.pdfDownload
 Book review 04.03.21.pdfDownload
 Doodle STAGE BY STAGE.pdfDownload
 Doodle Boy AH ANSWERS.pdfDownload
 Doodle Boy AH QUESTIONS.pdfDownload
 Doodle Boy Doodle ART IMAGES.pdfDownload
 Support version addition and subtraction 04.03.21.pdfDownload
 The bear and the piano adverb sentences 04.03.21.pdfDownload
 The bear and the piano adverb sentences support version 04.03.21.pdfDownload
 The bear and the piano adverbs 04.03.21.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Today’s shout-outs:

Alice – Your sentences containing noun phrases were fantastic and just what I was looking for. You have done a great job with the Maths. Solving 2-step problems can be tricky but you have understood exactly what the questions were asking you to do. Your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ were great, and even included some adverbs and I loved your re-enactment of the Last Supper with your teddies. Which teddy is Jesus? A great day Alice, well done.

Jack - You have done a great job of your maths with a good effort at two-step problems, you have created some super noun phrase ideas ready for our writing tomorrow and you have drawn a lovely picture of the Last Supper. It’s great to see you have taken part in today’s Phonics lesson and I can see you have done really well spelling the words at the end. Well done for completing all that Maths- you only need to do one of the activities but you have done both! A great day Jack, well do

Ebony – Wow you have done a super job matching together the adjectives and nouns to create some great noun phrases and then used them very effectively in your writing.  Great job with your Maths too. You have obviously read the questions and thought carefully about what to do. You are very clever on the computer – you might need to give me a lesson when you come back! Your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ show you are able to retell the story. A great day Ebony, well done.

Kaleb – Wow you have really gotten into the spirit today! Your Maths was great, you seem to have whizzed through that and then your writing contains lots of carefully chosen noun phrases. Your performance in the form of a song about ‘The Bear and the Piano’ was superb and I could hear all of your lovely noun phrases in there. I loved your model of the Last Supper and your explanation of it was brilliant. ‘Impasta’ really made me smile – you are a star Kaleb, well done.

Max – Keep trying with your spellings, you will get there. You have done a super job of recognising the different coins. Did you enjoy looking at real coins today? Your drawing of a city is super and you have successfully labelled some nouns on the picture. I see you have been reading ‘Sam’s Pot’ again and I am looking forward to hearing you read to me next week. I loved your collage of the Last Supper – the children in school were very impressed too!

Anna – Wow you have beavering away today. Your piano keys look fab, you have thought carefully about the noun phrases you have put together and used them effectively in your writing. You have written a lovely letter to the bear with a nice amount of contracted verbs in there. You have tackled the Maths with confidence and your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ show you can retell the story. I see that you have also made a start on your Science work too, well done Anna.

Stevie – Oh my goodness I absolutely loved your re-enactment of the Last Supper with wrestling figures playing the parts of Jesus and the disciples! You’ve whizzed through the Maths on giving change and two-step problems and have done a fab job of the piano keys. You really got into the spirit with your performance and I could hear all your noun phrases in there. I also see that you have practicing your spellings. You are a star Stevie, well done.

Isabel – Wow you have been a busy bee today completing two sets of Maths. You have obviously read the questions and thought carefully about what to do. Your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ show that you are able to retell the story and you have done a lovely job of retelling the Last Supper. Keep it up Isabel and try to do some work on the Bear and the Piano before next week. I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Milana – Brilliant solving of two-step problems Milana – I can tell you have read the questions and thought carefully about what you have to do, with a little bit of help from Mum. Your re-enactment/retelling of the last supper was wonderful and so cleverly done. I love that you had real breadsticks to break in half! Super job with the piano keys and I can see that you have thought carefully about putting the words together. I loved your performance, playing the piano and reading your writing at the same time took some serious concentration but I could hear all your lovely noun phrases.  Your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ were great and show that you are able to retell the story. You are a star Milana, well done.

James – Your picture of the last supper is lovely and it contains all the important parts of the story – Jesus, the disciples, the bread and the wine. Lovely to see you doing Phonics again. Do you write the words down at the end as well? That book looks like a little bit of you – I hope you enjoy reading it, if Evie doesn’t pinch it off you first because she looks very interested in it too! Great job with the piano key noun phrases James. I can see you have thought carefully about which words to put together. It looks like you have whizzed through your Maths, completing both sets so well done. Clearly James IS awesome!

Layla – Another Maths superstar completing both one and two step problems! Your sentences about ‘The Last Wolf’ show that you are able to retell the main points of the story. Your piano key noun phrases have been very thoughtfully put together and you’ve used them very effectively in your writing. Your performance was simply beautiful Layla. We didn’t manage to do the writing in school and perform it, but I will definitely show them yours before we do it today because it was fantastic. I am very impressed with your effort, today and every day and am really looking forward to seeing you next week.

Nylah - Well done on some super Maths work. You did really well completing the first sheet on your own and then the second one with some support. I love your piano keys noun phrases and you have clearly thought carefully about how to match them. Just remember the adjectives go before the nouns :)

Ava-Grace - You have chosen some great noun phrases Ava-Grace, well done and your Maths work solving word problems involving money is super. 

Henry - Super work on solving two step word problems Henry. You have written some brilliant sentences about 'The Last Wolf' which shows you are able to retell the main points of the story. You have chosen some beautiful noun phrases for 'The Bear and the Piano' and I loved your picture of the Last Supper! I am very impressed that you know the names of all the disciples and that you have written down the main parts of the story.

Dhillon- You have done a great job sorting, labelling and ordering the coins in Maths and finding the nouns in the picture of the city. You picture of the Last Supper is beautifully coloured in. You have written a great sentence telling the bear what to do. I hope he listens to you! Your aeroplane model is fantastic - I am so impressed!

Amelia - Well done for going back and doing the previous day's English. It is a really great letter which is full of lovely advice and our lots of contracted verbs. I can also see you have a good go with solving two step money problems too. Really well done. Remember just three more days of home learning to give it your best in. Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see the video of you re-enacting the Last Supper!

 

Today’s work:

Maths

We have now reached the end of our Money topic in Maths so today I would like you to answer some questions about everything we have learned. The questions are attached below. If there is a question that is too tricky, have a go but you can leave it out if you need to. There are plenty of questions though that everyone will be able to have a go at, particularly if you have some support.

 

English

Today in school, we are going to be finishing our writing from yesterday so if you created noun phrases yesterday but you didn’t get round to doing your writing either, do this today please. Watch yesterday’s video from around 5 minutes in for a demonstration of what you need to do.

I know some of you finished your writing yesterday, so an extra activity could be for you to write some sentences containing ‘but’ or ‘however’ to compare the two different settings, the forest and the city. Think carefully about what tense each part of the sentence needs to be in. The bear used to be in the forest, so this bit needs to be in the past tense, but now he is in the city so this part should be present tense e.g.

In the forest there were lots of animals, but in the city there are none.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Today I have sent you some handwriting practice with words that you might recognise from your recent weekly spellings.

 

Topic

Today we are learning about Amelia Earhart, another famous explorer.

Watch this clip to learn a little bit about her and her famous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

Then I would like you make a model of Amelia Earhart’s aeroplane. I have attached some ideas that will hopefully inspire you but in school we going to try and make our models from a clothes peg and lolly-pop sticks. When you have finished, attach a banner (see below for template) to the back of your model with a sentence containing one fact that you have learned about Amelia Earhart. If you haven’t got the materials to make a model, you could always draw a picture and attach a banner onto it instead, although it is a good excuse to eat ice-lollies!

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 Aeroplane Banner.pdfDownload
 Aeroplane Craft Ideas.pdfDownload
 End of Unit Review-Block-3_Year-2-Money.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Term 2A Week 4 Handwriting Practice - Cursive.pdfDownload
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Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Good Morning Year 2! Well done for all those children who sent work to me yesterday. It is really important that you keep going now in this final week so we are ready to come back together again on Monday.

Today’s shout-outs:

Nylah – Great to hear how well you have been doing Nylah. You always seem so bright and positive on our Google Meets which is lovely to see and I am hearing very good things from Miss Mitchell. Your whacky hair was amazing on Friday and your sentences with contracted verbs are brilliant. Can you remember what you need to use at the beginning of your sentences? You have done really well with your Maths on finding the difference, and even had a good go at those really tricky ones at the end. Congratulations on a super duper spelling score. I love that you used your unicorn paper for your letter to the bear and it includes several contracted verbs too, well done. Your farm in Science looks fab with all those scrummy fruits and vegetables growing there and super job drawing it all out yourself. I also see you have had a good go at learning to give change in Maths. You have been very busy Nylah and I am looking forward to welcoming you back on Monday.

Alice – You have put a lot of effort into your letter to the bear and I really enjoyed reading it.  Just remember not to use ‘and’ or ‘but’ at the start of your sentences. Well done for being brave and speaking to us all on Google Meet. You have done a brilliant job with your Maths on giving change, completing all nine questions. Your answers to the ‘quick questions’ were spot on and your farm looks great with all those lovely fruit and vegetables!

Ebony – Well done for completing two days of Maths – great job with finding the difference and giving change. You are spot on with your answers to the comprehension questions and thank you for sending me your letter to the bear. You’ve done brilliantly using contracted verbs in your sentences and I can see that your handwriting has improved. Have you remembered to use a full stop at the start of your sentences?

Ava-Grace – Your handwriting in the English task is great, and well done for including capital letters and full stops in your sentences. You have also spelt the contracted verbs correctly too. Your Maths work on giving change was brilliant too. Lovely to see all your working out. Thank you for sending me the photos of you and the baby birds – Mrs George enjoyed looking at them too and is looking forward to seeing you again on Monday.

Isabel – Well done for making a start on this week’s spellings. You have done a great job on finding the difference and giving change in Maths. Your explanations are particularly brilliant.  Your Science work is very good too, with all those lovely fruit and vegetables and you know exactly what plants need to grow. Your answers to the ‘quick questions’ are spot on too. Try to complete some of our English work on The Bear and the Piano, as it is likely we will still be working on it on Monday when you come back.

Mahrahahza – Wow your Science work is brilliant, with lovely detailed explanations of what plants need to grow and it is beautifully presented too. Thank you also for your work on solving two step problems in Maths. This is not easy but it hasn't phased you!

Kaleb – Well done for your brilliant letter to the bear. Don’t forget the capital letter at the beginning though! You’ve done a great job with the contracted verbs - you have even used one without realising it! Great job with Science today- you clearly know what plants need to grow. Your Maths work is spot on too. I have checked your answers and they are nearly all right. Just check 7a again, as Whitney only had £1 to begin with! Your answers to the ‘quick questions’ also show that you have understood today’s text.

Layla – Your letter to the bear is so sweet, I really enjoyed reading it and it contains lots of contracted verbs. You have done a great job with finding the difference and giving change in Maths – I’m pretty sure you have got everything right! Brilliant answers to the ‘quick questions’ too.  

Milana – I love that you start every day with Joe Wicks – a great way to generate some energy for a day of home learning! I can’t believe how well your tulip bulb is doing – surely it can’t continue to do well with no sunlight?! Well done on some tricky Maths today, knowing which way to complete a subtraction is always a challenge! Your farm in Science looks amazing with all those lovely fruit and vegetables and you know exactly what plants need to grow well. Your letter to the bear is brilliant and contains lots of contracted verbs and I love that you got your teddy out to practice on, well done Milana.

Max – I hope you enjoyed your trip to Shipley Glen, it certainly looks like you did from the photos! You have done a super job recognising coins and have been practicing your spellings again today which I know you like to do. Your drawing and labelling of a forest is great too. Your farm in Science looks fab with all those lovely fruit and vegetables growing there for us to eat. I can’t believe how well your tomato and garlic plants are doing. I think you might need a new pot for the garlic soon!

Anna - Well done for some great work on giving change in Maths - all 9 questions completed too! Your answers to the 'Quick Questions' show that you have understood the story of 'The Last Wolf' very well and are able to answer different types of questions about what you have read.

Sarah - Thank you for your Maths and Guided Reading - you have done a super job with both. This week really try and get your Maths and English done every day ready for coming back next week. Just a few days to go!

Dhillon - You seem to recognise the different coins really well and have done a great job labelling the nouns on the picture of the bear in the forest. You have also designed a great farm with lots of yummy fruit and vegetables. Which one is your favourite?

Stevie - Wow that birthday cake is amazing- it looks so realistic I had to double check it was actually a cake. You have designed a great farm with lots of scrummy fruit and vegetables. Which one do you like best? I like that you know that cherries grow on trees, blackberries grow on bushes and pumpkins grow in the ground, well done. You also clearly know what plants need to grow well. Great work on finding the change too - it was tricky but you've done a super job. Thank you for sending me your lovely picture too. 

Henry - I see that you have made a great start on learning your spellings and have been busy answering the questions about 'The Last Wolf'. I also like that you have been writing down the words from your daily phonics lesson and have spelt them all correctly, well done. You have done a super duper job completing two sets of Maths on giving change - you have clearly been working your socks off Henry! I really enjoyed reading your letter to the bear, and your handwriting practice is obviously paying off because I can really see an improvement. I hope you enjoyed planting the cauliflower and the tomatoes - fingers crossed they grow well! 

Amelia - Well done on all your phonics, spelling shed, maths and science - you have been a busy bee! You did confuse me for a minute with your English... you are too quick for me! You have had a great day of home learning Amelia and there's just a few more days! You can do it!

 

Today’s Tasks:

Maths

Today you are learning to solve two-step problems. The link to the video is here and the activity sheet is attached below.

Please note: Although this is part of the Year 2 curriculum, this particular learning objective children is aimed at children that are working at ‘greater depth’. Working at greater depth means a child has mastered the learning expected for their age and stage, and is therefore able to delve into it in more detail. However, the majority of children will still be able to access the learning in this lesson, with some support. Some children may also need help reading the questions but will be able to have a go at the Maths.

If this is too tricky – Complete the support version, where you need to solve one-step word problems involving money.

 

English

Start of by watching the video below. You will need to pause the video around 5m in to complete the first task, which is called ‘Piano Keys Noun Phrases’. I have attached a copy of the piano keys below so you can pair the white adjective keys with the black noun keys to create your noun phrases.

Your second task is around 9m in, where you will be asked to write out your noun phrases onto blank sheet music (see below).  When you have done that, restart the video and you will be shown a really nice way of performing your writing today. If you can, record a video of your performance and send it to me.

If this is too tricky – Simply write out the noun phrases that you created in the first activity in lines e.g. the joyful, tinkly music, the wild applause etc. Do not worry about expanding them or combining them together.

UPDATE: It took a while for us in school to decide on which adjectives and nouns should go together and then stick them all in so we are going to do the writing part tomorrow. You can do the same if the first activity takes you a long time too.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Yesterday you stared reading a book called ‘The Last Wolf.’ You can listen to the rest of the story by clicking here. Today you are going to practice your handwriting by writing some simple sentences about the story. I have attached a sheet with some sentence prompt on to get you started.

 

RE

Today we are looking at the story of the Last Supper. First, watch this clip and then you have a choice of which activity to compete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgsb9j6

  • Why not get creative by crafting a model to show what happened at the last supper. I have attached some ideas on a separate page.
  • Alternatively, you might want to re-enact the story with your toys, which is something a couple of you did last time and it was brilliant!
  • Present your retelling of the Last Supper by creating a picture. This can be something simple with pens and pencils or you can be more adventurous and make a collage using pictures cut out from magazines and newspapers.
  • Another option is to retell the story by completing the writing booklet and colouring the pictures to go with it. To help you with this, there is a word mat below for you to use.
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 Blank Sheet Music.pdfDownload
 Last Supper Craft Ideas.pdfDownload
 Piano Key Noun Phrases.pdfDownload
 Support Version - One step problems.pdfDownload
 The Bear and the Piano Session 4.mp4Download
 The Last Supper Word Mat.pdfDownload
 The Last Supper Writing Booklet.pdfDownload
 The Last Wolf - Simple Sentence Writing Prompts.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO10-Two-step-problems-2019-1.pdfDownload
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Monday 1st March 2021

Monday 1st March 2021

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are ready for your final week of home learning.

Shout-outs:

Ava-Grace – Another fantastic spelling test score from my super speller! Great work on your Maths today on finding the difference. Next time I will make sure you have the most money! Brilliant sentences using your contracted verbs. Another great day Ava-Grace, well done. Just one more week to go so keep going!

Alice - You have done a great job with the writing today - adverbs and contracted verbs! Remember to use a capital letter at the start of your sentences. Your Maths today is brilliant and I see you got right to end even with those very tricky questions. Well done for making a start on learning next week's spellings and congratulations on a perfect spelling test result!

Dhillon - Well done Dhillon, that was a super spelling test result once again. I see you have also been doing some more work on adding 'ing' to words that end in 'e' and adding one more and one less.

Anna – Well done for your sentences including contracted verbs and for completing your ‘Emergencies’ badge. Your poster is great! That Maths was tricky today but you have done really well and congratulations on a super spelling test result!

Max – Wow you have been super busy again today! Well done on your Maths and Phonics and for doing brilliantly in your spelling test. It’s amazing that you have completed two badges in one afternoon – photography and art! I thought all three pieces of work this afternoon were lovely.

Kaleb - Thanks Kaleb for your lovely English, a super spelling score and your Maths. It was tricky today but you have done a great job.  I have got your amazing music video - well done and congratulations on achieving your musician badge! Fab singing too J

Jack - A good spelling score - keep working on spelling shed and well done for your finding the difference work in maths work. Remember there is a week left so try to keep up with the English too this week. I am really looking forward to seeing you again next week Jack.  

Milana – Well done for achieving your pet badge by taking such good care of Elsa and I am so pleased you took my recommendation and went on a dinosaur hunt! Maths was tricky today but you have done a great job. Congratulations on a super duper spelling test result and I love that you asked for a bonus word. Your sentences containing contracted verbs were brilliant today too and I see you have made a start on learning next week’s spellings too. Another fantastic day Milana, well done. Just one more week to go!

Stevie - I hope you had a lovely birthday this weekend and got to reap the rewards of all your hard work getting everything ready this week. Congratulations on a super duper spelling score! You have done a brilliant job with your Maths, especially those tricky questions at the end. Your Elmer picture is fantastic too. Did you save some of the HUGE chocolate bar for me?

Mahrahaza - Wow you have done a brilliant job of your letter of advice to the bear. As you are ahead of us time-wise and it is so good, I will show it to the children in school as an example of what I am looking for. You have done a great job with answering the comprehension questions about 'The Last Wolf'. I have also checked through your Maths and you have got everything right, so well done!

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today you are using subtraction to give change. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Complete the Giving Change at the Toy Shop activity sheet. Use subtraction to work out the change e.g. 20p-15p = 5p.

 

English

Today we are going to carry on with our work on ‘The Bear and the Piano.’ First, start watching today’s video. 4m 50 seconds in to the video, you will be asked to get one of your teddy bears and practice giving some advice to it orally.

Then, watch the rest of the video. You will be shown how to write a letter of advice to the bear. When you have finished watching, I would like you to go ahead and write your own letter advising the bear on what he should do. If you do put your letter into an envelope, don’t forget to take a photo of your letter to send to me first! Here is Mahrahaza's work for you to use as an example:

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Today you are going to read the beginning of a story called ‘The Last Wolf’ and then answer some questions about it.

 

Science

Today we are looking at plants we can eat. There is a powerpoint for you with the information you will need before completing the activity. 

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 The Bear and the Piano Session 3.mp4Download
 The Last Wolf - 60-Second Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO9-Find-change-2019.pdfDownload
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Friday 26th February 2021

Shout outs for today are:

Isabel - Well done for your adverb work, your one more, one less and your art hunt. Did you manage to do your own David McKee picture? You look to of had a busy morning, keep it up! I can’t wait to see you back in school.

Mahrahaza – You have worked really hard with your maths today, I can see that you found one more and one less in your head and I love that you represented some really difficult numbers on a place value chart. Well done! I love Lion King so good choice with your adverb work. Your art work too is super and I need to share it with Mr Bullock as he will think it's great too.

Anna – I love how to represented the number 37, it was very creative! Your one more and one less work was fantastic, you chose some really tricky numbers. You also did some great adverb work, please check that your adverbs make sense and are real words. “Fastly” is not a real word but well done for trying with your ‘ly’ suffix. I would love to see you use adverbs in your writing.

Kaleb – Kaleb, I am so impressed with your work today and I am really looking forward to welcoming you back into school. Your adverb sentences are amazing, I love that you also added an adjectives and it’s nice to see your favourite book! I love the cat in the hat too. You have also done amazing mental maths work and chosen some tricky numbers to work with. I love your Elmer, he is very colourful and is pattern is great.

Alice – I am so pleased to see your colourful art work! I love your Elmer inspired butterfly. You have also worked really hard to understand adverbs, I particularly like the adverbs you used to add sentences to the Jolly Postman! In Maths you have shown great understanding of one more and one less, do you think you could’ve managed a three digit number? It would also be lovely to see how you represented your different numbers. Another great day Alice, well done!

Milana – Super hard work with everything today! Maths was superb, you have correctly represented numbers as well as found one more and one less than numbers over 100, did you manage to do this mentally? It is also great to hear that you have been active and started the day with Joe Wicks. In English, you have really shown your understanding of adverbs, did you manage to write some sentences to go with your Frozen picture? Your work is always such a high standard, I hope you’re enjoying it! To finish the day, I loved your picture of Sophia the dog, just like Elmer, great work!

Ebony – It is fantastic to see that you have been busy with some schoolwork this afternoon! Can you keep this up until we’re all back together at school? I’m glad you found making numbers with tens and ones funny, its great when we find learning fun. Thank you also for your one more and one less work and your adverb work too. Well done.

Sarah – Thank you so much for all of your hard work today. In Maths you have used some great resources to represent numbers as well as found one more and one less. In English, you have began to understand adverbs but certainly know how to use powerful verbs. In activity three, could you see if you could add some adverbs to those sentences? Keep it up Sarah!

Layla - I am glad you loved the art and you have done a super job! A very colourful, neat Elmer. I can't wait to show Mr Bullock. Well done with your maths and English today too you have a good understanding of adverbs. I must say that your presentation is also looking amazing! I’m looking forward to enjoying reading your work when you’re back in school.

Jack - Thank you Jack you have been busy and done really well. Great choice of objects for your tens and ones. Polar Express is a super film choice, you used some great adjectives in your writing. Your writing is also looking really neat and you have used great phonics. I can't wait to show Mr Bullock your art too.

Henry – Well done Henry, what a great day you’ve had! It is lovely to see you on google meet when I am in school, you do put a smile on my face. You did an excellent job with your maths today and you have chosen some difficult numbers to find one more and one less than. In English, you have also gone above and beyond and written down the answers to the activities on the PowerPoint which is great, I hope I can see some of those adverbs in your writing back at school.

Dhillon – What a super day Dhillon! You have been very busy with your maths today and found one more and one less than some really tricky numbers. I love your picture and sentences about what makes you happy. My favourite part about your work today was your art, your Elmer inspired mouse is fantastic!

Stevie – Well done on another amazing day Stevie, you have been so busy! I am impressed with your maths, you really understood how to mentally find one more and one less and did some great representing of numbers. You have also worked really hard to understand adverbs, I love your interesting sentences all about where’s Wally? You’re art work is extremely bright and colourful and I love it!

Max - It is so lovely to hear you read! You really did a great job reading Top Cat. You have also had such an artistic day, I LOVE all of your paintings and I especially love your colourful drawing of Elmer. Well done for your maths work of adding numbers, yoy did such a good job!

Ava-Grace - Thank you for your hard work on Maths and English today. You did a great job finding one more and one less than two digit numbers. You worked really hard on your English today as well, it would be lovely to see some of your great handwriting next week. Well done Ava-Grace.

EdShed

Spelling Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Anabell, Felicity, Nylah, Freyja, Maisy, Milana, Ava-Grace, Anna, Sadie, Henry, Oscar, Willow, Kaleb, Isabel, Dhillon

Maths Shed: Sarah, Maisy, Sadie, Henry, Kaleb, James, Isabel, Layla, Dhillon

Accelerated Reader

Silver Club: Kaleb

Gold Club: Stevie x4, Anabell, Freyja, Milana

Word Count:

  1. Freya 116,534
  2. Alice 29,969
  3. Stevie 18,463

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today you are learning to find the difference in money. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Complete the Finding the Difference Support Version of the activity sheet.

English

On Wednesday, there was a second task that only one person completed. Don’t worry about it though because this is now what I would like you to do today.

You are going to retell the story of ‘The Bear and the Piano’ so far using some of the contracted verbs from Wednesday’s lesson.

When you have finished, it might look something like this:

One day a young bear found a strange object in the forest. He wasn’t sure what is was because he’d never seen anything like it before. He touched it and it made a strange noise. At first, the bear didn’t know how to play it but he came back day after day until eventually the bear and the piano made beautiful sounds. Soon other bears began to gather to listen. They couldn’t believe the magical melodies coming from the bear and the strange thing.

When you have finished, underline the contracted verbs that you have used and double check you have spelt them correctly. I have also attached Stevie’s work from Wednesday so you can see another example.

Phonics

Today in this session, I would like everyone to complete their spelling test. My Phonics group have been learning to spell words with the split digraph u-e and Mrs George’s Phonics group have been learning to add ‘ing’ to words ending in ‘e’. I have attached next week’s spellings below.

Flourish Friday

Choose a badge and go for it! In school, we are doing our Animal badge and making our own class Zoo! Please see our Flourish Friday webpage for more details.

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 Find the Difference - Support Version.pdfDownload
 Mrs George's Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 My Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO8-Find-the-difference-2019.pdfDownload
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Thursday 25th February 2021

Shout outs for today...

Ava-Grace – Wow! What a superstar! You have done an excellent job with the contraction action cards – I love how neat your handwriting is too. I am also very impressed with your Maths work on finding the totals. I really like how you have colour coded all the words with the grapheme ‘ou’ – great idea! You have also managed to correctly sort the pictures in Topic. I am really happy you also got chance to chop open some fruits and look at their seeds. Not long to go now Ava-Grace - keep going!

Dhillon – You have done a super job with comparing numbers with the greater than, less than and equal symbols. Your sentence about our new book is great because you have included a capital letter, finger spaces between the words and a full stop at the end. Well done for completing the ‘I spy and read’ activity and your Buddhist temple was amazing! You are a very talented Dhillon, well done.

Max – Well done for your Maths work on counting in 5s – great job. I like how you have sorted the sentences to go with the pictures to show the time it took the bear to learn how to play the piano. I loved your picture of the bear today, well done Max.  I see that you have been reading your reading book and learning your spellings again too and don’t worry if you don’t get them all right at first, you are still learning them and are doing really well. Thank you for persevering with the Topic work too.  

Anna – Really great job with the contraction action cards. Did you enjoy making them? You have had a really good go at the Maths today and have got nearly all of the questions right. Remember to write the pounds first and then pence after. You have really got the hang of adding ‘ing’ to words ending in ‘e’ which is great. I really like how you have sorted the pictures in Topic and then matched them together to help with comparing them. Fab sentences too! Another brilliant day of home learning Anna, you just need to keep it up for a little bit longer now!

Alice – You have mastered the skills of adding ‘ing’ to words ending in e, which is great so well done. Fab job with the contraction action cards. Did you enjoy making them? I have looked at your Maths and you have done very well. You might just want to double check question 5 though :) Well done for completing your Topic task too. Another fantastic day Alice, keep it up and you will be back in school before you know it!

Isabel - Thank you for all your work today - you have done a great job of them all. You seem very proficient with finding the money totals in Maths and have mastered the skill of adding ‘ing’ to words ending in ‘e’. Well done for completing your Topic work too, comparing exploration in Ibn Battuta’s time to what it is like now.

Kaleb – Both your mum and I are very pleased with you! You have done a great job with the words with contractions and adding ‘ing’ to words that end in ‘e’.  Fantastic work on finding the total and your history work comparing the travels of Ibn Battuta with modern explorers. A super day! Congratulations for getting a headteacher’s award in worship today and not only that but you get to go to the posh box on your return to school. It was so lovely to hear you bought an extra sausage roll from Greggs for someone in need – such a great example of this week’s virtue in action!

Milana - Excellent effort on your Maths work - every question is correct! Your Topic work is outstanding, especially your writing afterwards. You have used 'but' and 'however' brilliantly. Great job on your contraction action cards. Did you enjoy making them? You have mastered the skill of adding 'ing' to words ending in 'e'.

Layla - You have had another super day today making your contraction action cards, lots of Maths on finding the total, you have been practising spelling words ending in 'ing' and you have done a great job sorting the pictures in Topic to compare the travels of Ibn Battuta with the expeditions of modern day explorers. Well done Layla!

Henry - I see you have been practising adding 'ing' to words ending in 'e' as well as sorting the words containing the grapheme 'ou' which is super. You have done a great job with the Maths work on finding the total and I can see you understand how Ibn Battuta's travels were quite different to those of a modern day explorer. Fantastic job with the contraction action cards too!

James - You have had another day beavering away on all your tasks, and I know you were nearly all done before our Google Meet. I am so impressed by your focus and dedication with your home learning this term James, well done. There's no fuss from you! Great to see you working hard on your Phonics and Maths again. Excellent work adding 'ing' to words ending in 'e' and you have done a super job comparing modern and ancient travel. Keep it up James, there's not long to go now!

Jack - Another great day getting every thing done I am really impressed. You have sorted the words containing the 'oa' grapheme in phonics, found the total really well in Maths and compared travel in Topic. You have also added 'ing' to words ending in 'e' really well too. Keep it up for these last few days!

Dhillon - You have been a busy bee again! Great work on comparing numbers in Maths, and have done a super job matching the statements to the pictures from our new book, 'The Bear and the Piano.' Well done for sorting the pictures to compare ancient and modern travel. Your sentence containing 'but' was great too. Not long to go now Dhillon, keep it up!

Stevie - Well done, 200p is £2. I am not surprised your excited about your lockdown birthday party - a camouflage nerf war zone sounds EPIC! I can't believe how much hard work is going into getting it all ready, its all hands on deck in your house! You have done a super job finding the totals in Maths and you have correctly identified the pictures that belong with the story in RE. Great job with the sentences too. I really enjoyed reading the sentences about what makes you happy and well done for using 'when' in different places in the sentences. Your contraction action cards look great and I am very impressed that you also completed the task of re-telling the story using the contracted verbs. 

Mahrahaza - Thank you for your English on contracted verbs, your comparing of travel methods and sorting the phonic words. You always work so hard Mahrahaza, and I am looking forward to seeing you when you return, which I hope will be soon. 

Sarah -  You have done a great job of adding 'ing' to words ending in e, finding the total of different money amounts and comparing travel too. Thanks for sending me the photos of your work. Keep it up, not long to go now!

Nylah - Well done Nylah, you have done a super job sorting the statements to go with the illustrations in our new book. Your contraction action cards look great too. Just remember not to use a capital letter in the middle of your words :) You have also done another brilliant job with your Maths on finding the total. I also like how you have sorted the pictures to compare the travels of Ibn Battuta with modern day explorers. Keep up the great work Nylah, there's not long to go now!

 

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

This week we are going to be looking at representing numbers and finding one more and one less. I have chosen to focus on this today as it is important that we can recall one more and one less than numbers really quickly. I have attached some photos on a document to help you with different ways you may represent numbers and once the numbers are represented, this will help you to easily recognise one more and one less.

The main activity is to represent any 2-digit number of your choice; you might do this with objects around your house or drawings (remember to represent tens and ones differently.) Then you must use your mental maths skills to find one more and less than the number, you have chosen. A challenge would be to do this with a 3-digit number. There is not a support version today as you choose your own numbers, which you think you can work with.  

 

English

In English today we are looking at recognising and using adverbs, I know that you were using adverbs in your diary entries with Miss Martin before the holidays. There is a video for you to watch here, where I am talking you through how to recognise an adverb as well as how to use them successfully in our writing. Please watch this before completing today’s activity.

There is one main activity today but if you do find all four activities too tricky just do what you can.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group.

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Use the time today to read your reading book and when you have finished, complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

 

Art

Welcome to your Thursday afternoon Art lesson with Mr Bullock. This week, the artist you will be focusing on is David McKee who is the illustrator of the famous elephant Elmer. The Art Hunt and all the resources you will need are attached below.

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Wednesday 24th February 2021

Well I have another jam-packed day of shout-outs from all of my home learners. If you keep this up, I will arrange a celebratory treat when you return to school and are reunited with your classmates. 

Here we go!

Alice: You have matched the statements and the pictures very sensibly, well done. You have also done a great job of constructing sentences using the conjunction ‘when’. I have also checked your Maths work and you have answered every question correctly, which is fantastic.  Thank you for completing your RE work too. Are you sure the roof and the plaster don’t have a link to the story though?

Max – It sounds like you are whizzing through your Maths and also your spellings this week, which is brilliant Max well done. Your sentence in English is excellent as it contains a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop. Your Hindu temple is wonderful and I really liked how you included some palm trees in the background. Thank you for sending the video of you reading your book – I am looking forward to hearing you read again when you come back to school.

Milana – Thank you again for all of your hard work. I’m glad to hear that you did really well with your Maths – you must be feeling really confident with our money topic. Well done for your lovely work in RE. I think you have sorted the pictures very well and have written some great sentences using conjunctions.  I also like how you have sorted the statements in English to go with the illustration that shows the passing of time in our new book. I am very impressed with your sentences containing ‘when’ as you have used the conjunction in different places in your sentences and your work is presented beautifully. Well done also for squeezing in the 'I spy and read' activity!

James – Great job with your Maths today – I think your skills with money would make you a great banker!  I loved your sentences about what makes you happy – the bike track, swimming and the fair are all brilliant fun and I like how you played around with the order of the words in the sentences. Hopefully you will be back doing all of these things soon. More Phonics and Reading too – another fantastic day James, well done.

Sarah – Your sentences in English are great and you have included the conjunction ‘when’ in each of them so well done. I really liked your pictures to go with your sentences too. Great job with your Maths today. I can see that you are able to compare different amounts of money with confidence. Keep going Sarah – not long to go now!

Layla – Lots of beautiful work from you today. Your work in all subjects is extremely well presented. You have written some great sentences using ‘when’ and have managed to use it in different places in your sentences. I really like your pictures too and how you have sorted the statements to go with the illustrations in our new book. I agree with the pictures you have chosen in RE too and well done for writing some sentences to explain your reasons. Great job in Maths too – understanding money is a very important skill. Well done for squeezing in the ‘I spy and read’ activity too.

Kaleb –Brilliant job with catching up on your work, your prediction sentences are of a very high standard and your Science work shows you have an excellent understanding of how plants disperse seeds. You have done a great job of sorting the statements to go with the illustrations of the different seasons in our new book and thank you for your brilliant sentences about what makes you happy - hopefully you will get to do all those things again soon. I agree with the pictures you have chosen to go with the story in RE and I can see that you are confidently able to compare different amounts of money in Maths.

Nylah – Well done for completing your English work and I hope you managed to get the video working. I enjoyed reading your sentences about what makes you happy and well done for including the conjunction ‘when’ in each of them. Fab drawings too! You have also done very well with today’s Maths on comparing money so I hope you are feeling confident with this.

Jack – I really enjoyed reading your sentences about what makes you happy because you remembered to use the conjunction ‘when’ in your sentences. I bet you delivering beer with your dad makes lots of other people happy too! I think you have done a great job sorting the statements to go with the pictures of the seasons changing in our new book. I have also checked your Maths work and you have got all your answers correct so I hope you are feeling nice and confident with this. Well done for managing to squeeze in the ‘I spy and read’ activity too.

Anna – I like how you have sorted the statements to go with the illustrations of the seasons in our new book. Thank you for your sentences about what makes you happy – I enjoyed reading them and I hope you get to go on a road trip soon. Well done for using ‘when’ in different places in your sentences too. Brilliant job with your Maths too. You seem to be very proficient when it comes to money! Well done for completing the ‘I spy and read’ activity too.

Ava-Grace - Well done for your brilliant investigation work in Science. Did you get chance to cut open some fruits and look at the seeds inside? Thank you for your lovely sentence about what makes you happy and well done for using 'when'. Your picture was beautiful too. Going on holiday makes me happy too! I have checked your Maths work and you have got the answers all right too! Not long to go now Ava-Grace, keep going!

Isabel - Thank your your sending your work to me. You seem really confident with our money topic in Maths and it was great to see all your working out for the answers when you were comparing the two amounts. You have done a good job at matching the statements with the illustrations in our new book in English and have correctly identified which pictures belong in the story in RE. Can you think of a link between the plaster and the story? Well done for completing the 'I spy and read' activity too. 

Henry - Great labelling of the nouns on the front cover of our new book and you have written a great prediction sentence too. I like how you have matched the statements with the illustrations of the bear learning to play the piano and I enjoyed reading your sentence about what makes you happy but I was sorry to hear you fell off your bike. Are you ok now? I can see you have had a good go at comparing money in Maths and have been practising your handwriting again. Not long to go now Henry and you are doing really well, so keep it up!

Stevie - Brilliant prediction sentences about our new book, and well done for completing the extra challenge of moving the conjunction to the beginning of the sentence. I really like how you have matched the statements to the illustrations of the bear learning to play the piano and you seem super confident with comparing money in Maths. What would 200p be in £s? 

Mahrahaza - You seem very proficient at comparing two amounts of money, well done. You explanations in particular are excellent. Your English work on matching the statments with the illustrations to show the time the bear spent learning to play the piano is very good and I enjoyed reading your sentences about what makes you happy. Well done for using 'when' in different places in your sentences. I see you have already made a start on today's lesson on contractions and you have completed your Maths work on finding the total. Well done for completing the 'I spy and read' activity too. The idea was that your retell the story in eight sentences using the words on the sheet, but don't worry. 

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are learning to add money together to find the total. We are going to start off my either adding in pounds or adding in pence before adding pounds and pence together. The link to the video is here and the activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Complete the support version.

 

English

Today we are learning to spell contracted verbs. 

Start off by watching the video from where you left off yesterday (from 5m 45 seconds in).

Pause the video at 10m 30s. You will need some strips of paper no longer than the width of an A4 piece of paper (portrait) to make your contraction action cards!  

Then, watch the rest of the video so you can see how to use contracted verbs in some sentences to retell the story so far.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group.

Today you are going to sort words containing alternative pronunciations of the ‘ou’ grapheme.

Sometimes ‘ou’ says ‘oo’ like in ‘soup’.

Sometimes ‘ou’ says ‘ow’ like in ‘shout’

Sometimes ‘ou’ says ‘oa’ like in ‘boulder’

Make yourself some headings so that you can sort the words into three groups, according to how the ‘ou’ grapheme is pronounced.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

I have attached a worksheet which will allow you to practice spelling words that follow this week’s spelling rule – adding ‘ing’ to words that end in ‘e’.

 

Topic

Today we are going to learn about another famous explorer – Ibn Battuta. Watch this video clip to find out some information about him.

We are going to compare the travels of Ibn Battuta with the expeditions of modern day explorers.

First, sort the pictures into the two columns on the activity sheet to show whether they apply to Ibn Battuta or a modern day explorer. Then I would like you to write some sentences to compare them. The conjunctions ‘but’ and ‘however’ will be very handy here. For example you could write something like this:

Ibn Battuta travelled by camel, but modern day explorers use lots of different ways of travelling.

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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Good morning Year 2! Today is Mrs George’s birthday and it is a very special birthday too! If you are joining us on Google Meet today, we will be singing happy birthday to her. The more of you that can join us, the better it will be! It was great news from Boris yesterday that schools will hopefully reopen in two week’s time. It is even more important that you keep up with your home learning now so that we are all at the same point in our learning when we come back together again. I know you will though, as you have been brilliant throughout lockdown 3.0!

Shout-outs:

James - Well done James, you have done a great job with your Maths today and it wasn’t easy! I loved your prediction sentence about our new book and well done for using ‘because’ in your sentence. Your drawing of the front cover is fab too! I have watched your reading video and I can really see the improvement – your reading speed has increased and you are becoming much more fluent. Fantastic work in Science too, and well done for investigating the seeds in some real-life fruits – great effort.

Alice – You have done a great job labelling the front cover of our new book and writing your prediction sentences. You have also done brilliantly making different amounts of money in Maths and I can tell from your answers that you have clearly understood today's story well You have also thought carefully about how different plants disperse seeds - a great day of home learning, well done Alice.

Isabel - Hope you had a good half term and I spotted you this morning joining in with worship! Well done with our Maths, Science and Guided Reading. Try to do the English at some point as we have just started our new book, which you will really love.

Jack – Thank you for sending me your Maths and Guided Reading – you have done a great job with both. What did you predict about our new book?  

Max – It sounds like you were super confident with today’s Maths, well done you! I can also see that you have made a great start on learning this week’s spellings. Well done for your labelling of the picture in English and for completing your plant diary for Science. The garlic and tomato plants are coming along nicely now. Great pictures of you and your sister out exploring too – did you spot any signs of Spring coming?

Kaleb – Thank you for sending your Maths and Guided Reading to me. You have done a great job with both and I don’t think you will have any bother catching up with English and Science!

Layla - You have made a great start to the new half term. Great job of our new book with your labels and prediction sentences using super conjunctions. Well done with making the same amounts in Maths and for your super answers in Guided Reading. I will look forward to seeing your Science.

Anna – Thank you for your excellent prediction sentences about our new book. You seem really confident at making the same amount of money in different ways and your answers to the comprehension questions show you have a good understanding of today’s story, well done.

Sarah – Your answers to the comprehension questions show you have understood the story very well and you have worked hard on your Science, thinking about the seeds of different fruits.

Nylah – Well done for your super Maths and Science work. It looks like you have a good understanding of making the same amount of money and seed dispersal!

Milana – Your Maths work shows you have a super understanding of how you can make the same amount of money in different ways. Thank you for your super Science work on seed dispersal. Your answers are very detailed, well done. Well done for using all three of the conjunctions in English – your prediction sentences are constructed brilliantly. I will ask Miss Breen what she would like you to do with your tulip bulb. I can’t believe how well it has done, even in the dark! It might be worth continuing to keep them in the dark though to see if they continue to do so well.

Mahrahaza – Thank you for your super English work.  I love the labelled front cover and great predictions with lots of conjunctions and super reasons for your ideas. I am extremely impressed that you were able to construct sentences with the conjunction at the beginning. Just remember the word ‘I’ needs a capital letter. Your answers to the comprehension questions show that you have understood the text well and you have done a brilliant job using different coins and notes to make the same amount. Great job Mahrahaza!

Stevie – Well done for identifying the different ways seeds are dispersed and for your super spelling work. Your sentences are great and you look to have really got the hang of adding ‘ing’ to words ending in ‘e’. Your work in Maths show you understand how an amount of money can be made in different ways. I liked especially that you recorded a few different ways of making 70p. Great answers to the comprehension questions too, well done.

Dhillon – Wow you have been working hard! Super work in Maths on finding the difference, you have thought of lots of different nouns on the front cover of our new book and your Science work on seed dispersal is excellent. Great job Dhillon!

Here are today’s tasks:

Maths

Today we are learning to compare money. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

I would like everybody to just do what they can today. Adding up some of the larger amounts of money will be tricky but there are also plenty of questions on the activity sheet that everyone can have a go at, especially if you have an adult with you.

 

English

Today we are going to start reading our new book ‘The Bear and the Piano’ by David Litchfield. Start by watching today’s video (see below).

Around 5m 45 seconds in, you will be asked to pause the video and match some statements to some pictures from the book. If you have a printer, you can use the activity sheet entitled ‘Statement Sort’ to help you to do this.

We are going to finish watching this video tomorrow but I have attached the next page from the book for you to look at on the activity sheet 'I feel happy when...'

It says on this page, ‘When the bear played, he felt so happy.’

You might notice that in this sentence, there is the conjunction ‘when’ and it is at the beginning of the sentence and there is a comma mid-way through the sentence to show where we can pause or take a breath. Using a strip of paper, can you write your own sentence about what makes you happy using ‘when’ at the beginning?

e.g. When I eat pizza, I feel happy.

Now take some scissors and chop your sentence in half after the comma. Can you switch the sentence around and make a new sentence with the conjunction ‘when’ in the middle? What punctuation do you need to change so that it is correct?

e.g. I feel happy, when I eat pizza.

Which version do you prefer?

Your second task is to draw three things that make you happy and under each one, write a sentence using ‘when’. Try to include at least one sentence where ‘when’ is at the beginning and one where it is in the middle of your sentence e.g. When Mummy helps me build lego, I feel happy. I feel happy, when Daddy cuddles me.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

The link today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Complete the ‘I spy and read’ activity where you have to read the words and draw a line to match them to the pictures. Then, I would like you to construct a simple retelling of the story consisting of only eight sentences, using each word in a sentence.

 

RE

Today we are looking at our final ‘Good News’ story, ‘Jesus Heals a Paralysed Man’. Watch the video here.

Then, can you sort the pictures into those that belong in the story and those that do not?

For the ones that do belong with the story, I would like you to use the conjunctions you used yesterday in English (because, as & since) to explain why.

e.g. Jesus belongs in the story because he rewarded the faith of the paralysed man’s friends and healed him.

Some of you had a go at using the conjunction at the beginning of the sentence, so if you are feeling confident with this have another go at it today.

e.g. Since Jesus rewarded the faith of the paralysed man's friends and healed him, he belongs in the story. 

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Monday 22nd February 2021

Good morning Year 2! I hope you all had a lovely half term holiday and are ready to crack back on with your home learning!

Shout-outs:

Anna – Well done for your fantastic writing – you have really got the chatty tone of a diary entry. Just remember to put a clear capital letter at the start of your sentences. Super work in Maths too on selecting coins and congratulations on your excellent spelling test result.

Jack – You are a money superstar! You seem to be really enjoying our money topic. Well done on a FANTASTIC piece of writing. You have included lots of the things I asked for – time openers, noun phrases, questions, and all the feature of a diary entry and your handwriting is looking amazing! Super duper job on your spelling test too Jack, well done.

James – Well done on a great spelling score, great to see you continuing to read regularly at home and you have done a super job with selecting money in Maths.

Alice – It looks like you and your sister had a fabulous time baking. Am I right in thinking you made chocolate orange cupcakes? They look delicious! You’ve done a great job with your diary entry. Just remember to use a capital letter at the start of your sentences. Well done for your Maths work on selecting money and congratulations on an excellent spelling test result. I hope you and Eva enjoyed playing at the park.

Max – Well done for your Maths work on comparing numbers and your hard work with your spellings has really paid off with a fantastic spelling score. Your sentence about the kangaroo is great. Can you put a capital letter at the start? Well done for getting your cooking badge – French apple cake sounds delicious!

Layla – I loved reading your diary entry.  It is fantastic and you have included all of the features of a diary entry. You have done a great job of selecting money in Maths and have achieved a brilliant spelling test score. Pippa looked amazing after her pamper session with you – you did a great job of looking after her there. Your slow motion video of your domino run was brilliant – I love that you are using your time to get up to lots of different things!

Kaleb – Super job with your diary entry – you have remembered to include lots of the features and it was very entertaining to read. Congratulations on a perfect spelling score – I love that you still do a bonus word at the end! Your valentines card is lovely – your nana is very lucky to have a such a kind and caring grandson. Well done also for some great Maths work on selecting money. As for your thorny dragon – just WOW!

Milana – Well the writer of the half term strikes again! What a super diary entry! It includes EVERYTHING I asked for and more. Congratulations on a fantastic spelling test result and for some great work in Maths. It sounds like you had some really good mathematical discussions too! I love that you did limbo dancing for your agility badge. You always give everything 100% Milana, well done.

Stevie – Your diary entry is superb! You have included all of the features I asked for and have used some brilliant vocabulary. Congratulations on a fantastic spelling test result. You have done tons of work on money in Maths. I really like that you got your play money out to practice too. I had to zoom in though to check they weren’t real £50 notes! Then I stumbled upon your dancing videos and I am bowled over by your dancing! You have serious SKILLS!

Ava – Its sounds like you had a great day of home learning before half term with column subtraction, selecting money, planning a diary entry and rainbow sentences. Well done also on a great spelling test result. I didn’t manage to receive the video of you reading but I am still keen to hear you so maybe you could try sending it again?

Mahrahaza - Well done for your super Maths work on selecting money, all beautifully presented too. Your diary entry for English is outstanding Mahrahaza. You have used some fantastic vocabulary and some great conjunctions. I loved the simile 'yellow like a lemon'. Keep up the great work!

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are looking at different coins and notes that make the same amount. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Find different ways of making 5p e.g. 2p + 2p + 1p. Can you find them all? Try the same activity with 10p and if you are feeling confident move on to 20p, then 50p and £1.

English

Today we are going to start a new unit of work on a book that you may have seen in our reading corner called, ‘The Bear and the Piano’ by David Litchfield.

You are going to start by watching a video (see below). Around 4 minutes in, you will need to pause the video and match some labels to things you can see on the front cover.  I have attached a copy of the front cover below. If you have some post-it notes that would be great, but if not you can always make your own labels.

You will find the second task around 10 minutes in. Here, you need to use the nouns from your labels to write some prediction sentences about the book. Underline your conjunctions in a purple pen if you have one.

Extra challenge – Use strips of paper to play around with the word order in your sentences and placing the conjunction at the beginning.

 

Phonics/Reading

My Phonics Group

Today’s Phonics Lesson in here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Complete the 60 second read activity on ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess’.

You can watch Tom Fletcher, one of the authors read the rest of the story out loud here.

 

Science

In Science this week, we are learning all about how seeds disperse so that the plants and fruits are able to grow again. Today we are focusing on fruits, fruits normally have many seeds and this is so that there are many seeds to help them grow again. There a few ways in which seeds are dispersed and you will find out all about those today. There are some slides for you to have a read through today so that you can learn all about seed dispersal and how many seeds are in different fruits. The main activity, which I would like you to complete today, is to focus on four different fruits. I would like you do describe the fruits, predict how many seeds they have and discuss how the seeds for that fruit disperse. If this is too tricky, there is a support version of this activity where you will be drawing images of the different ways in which seeds disperse.

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Friday 12th February 2021

Happy half term Year 2! It has been a strange one with some of us in school and some of us at home but hopefully it won’t be long before Boris tells us we can all be together again! In the meantime, have a lovely half-term holiday. 

Today's shout-outs:

Accelerated Reader

Silver Club: Stevie, Anabell, Freyja

Gold Club: Stevie x3, Anabell, Nylah,  Milana x2, Anna, Alice, Layla

Words Read:

1. Freyja 115,240

2. Alice 29,969

3. Stevie 15,800

Ed Shed

Spelling Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Anabell, Nylah, Freyja, Jack, Maisy, Ava-Grace, Anna, Sadie, Henry, Oscar, Kaleb, James, Isabel, McKenzie, Layla, Dhillon

Maths Shed: Anabell, Henry, James, Isabel, McKenzie, Layla, Dhillon

James - James well done on your rainbow sentences; keep getting those finger spaces nice and clear. Well done on reading, phonics and your subtraction. Another super piece of art. I can see your focus and time for rock painting too.

Layla - A lovely flower. Mr Bullock will love this too. Well done on your rainbow sentences and your subtraction. You included adjectives, conjunctions and powerful verbs. Can I challenge you to use adverbs next time? Maths was also quite tricky so what a fantastic job you have done. A super day - you have done really well this half term. Keep going for the last day.

Anna - What a beautiful set of rainbow sentences you have written today! You have included adjectives, subordinating conjunctions, powerful verbs and all of the basic skills in a sentence. I am also so pleased that you seem to have mastered column subtraction, keep practicing and you may even be able to do 3 digit numbers.

Alice - Well my favourite piece of work from you today was definitely your art work! I love that you named it home learning and it looks like all of the different colours represent different things. You have also done an excellent job with your column subtraction, did you find it tricky? You seem to have mastered it! I love your rainbow sentences, they are so colourful and you have used some powerful verbs and adjectives. Keep it up for the last day!

Milana - Another fantastic day for you Milana! It seems like you've had a Disney filled day, you are the real life version of Moana! I am struggling to read a few of your rainbow sentences on the photo but the sentences I can see you've written some great adjectives, conjunctions and used powerful verbs, well done! I am also so happy to hear that you answered all of your subtraction questions correctly, it is even nicer to hear that you took your time to check they were correct. Mr Bullock will love your abstract 'Broken heart', I love it too, fits perfectly with Valentines day this weekend.

Kaleb - Happy 1st Birthday to Kaleb's little sister! I hope you all had a lovely day together and you even managed to get some work done too! Well done for your excellent column subtraction and your art work for today. I was particularly impressed with your sentence writing on the film "Into the Spider-verse" I think its called. You used some excellent adjectives, conjunctions and even an exclamation sentence. Super rainbow sentences, Well done!

JackThanks Jack - well done on your rainbow sentences. You're handwriting is really coming on! You also have some great content in your sentences, you used adjectives, different openers and powerful verbs. You also seem to be confident with your subtraction which is great to see because it can be quite tricky. Great Art work too.

Max - Thank you so much for your hard work on Maths today, you were able to count and compare amounts. It is lovely to see you have been practicing your split digraph spellings, your writing is so neat! You have had a busy day, english sentence writing, reading and art. Keep it up for one more day Max, well done!

Nylah - It is lovely to hear that you have been practicing your spelling and reading as well as squeezing in a trip to the mark! When it comes to your Maths work today - what a great job you have done. Subtraction can be quite tricky but I hope this helped. I am going to challenge you to find the answer to '46 - 27 = ??' do you think you can find out the answer for me? Your writing today is fab! You have used some great conjunctions and adjectives, I love that you have written about the crab, nobody has done that yet. 

Henry - All I am going to say to begin is KEEP IT UP! You are doing a fantastic job and you even persevered when you found your work a little bit tricky. I am so happy that you got the understanding with subtraction, practice makes perfect! I love your sentences too, the adjective 'beautiful' is a great one to use. One more day until half term, I'm sure you'll work super hard again tomorrow.

Amelia - It was lovely to see you and your Australian animal friends on google meet this morning. Thank you for your hard work today Amelia. You have a great day with both sets of subtraction, your rainbow sentences and your artwork too (spotty sunflower is a great title!) You must have worked extra hard to complete both sets of subtractions because they are hard. Keep it up - one more day until a well deserved break.

Isabel - Well done Isabel. You have shown a good understanding of pounds and pence and subtraction too. Thank you for your hard work today. 

Ava Grace - I love the colours you have used in your art work! I am also so happy with your column subtraction, you have worked so hard to have a go at both activities. Super work!

Stevie - Another beautiful, colourful piece of art work. I am so pleased with your rainbow sentences today, it looks like you had a very colourful day! You used excellent conjunctions and adjectives as well as your sentences looking great! You have also done a great job with subtraction, it looks like you have got the hang of it. Well done :)

Dhillon - Excellent practicing of your spellings this week, it looks like you've got them all correct! You have also been very busy with Maths today, you have completed lots and lots of subtraction tasks. Well done! I also love your sentences about the kangaroo, you've used verbs as well as a great adjective. 

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are learning to select money. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is below.

If this is too tricky – Complete the first two pages from the support version.

Extra challenge – Complete one or two questions from the Reasoning and Problem Solving Powerpoint.

English

Today we are going to use our plans from Wednesday to write Captain Cook’s diary entry for the day he discovered Australia. If we were in school, I would model how to write the diary entry to you and then I would take it away while you did your own. Instead, I have written my own version of Captain Cook’s diary entry for you to use as an example but I don’t want you to copy it, so read it, look at the features I have included and then take it away before you write your own. 

If this is too tricky – Focus on simple sentences so for example, Today I found Australia. First I planted a flag. Then I saw a kangaroo etc. Try to include extra details where you can.

Phonics/Spellings

For your lesson today, I would like everyone to do their spelling test. Don’t forget to take a picture so I can celebrate your result in my shout-outs on Monday. I have attached your spellings for the week after the holiday below.

Flourish Friday

Choose a badge and go for it! In school, we are doing our Cooking Badge and making pizzas! Please see our Flourish Friday webpage for more details.

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Thursday 11th February 2021

Today's shout-outs:

Alice – You have produced a detailed plan for your diary entry, well done. Can you think of a synonym for the verb ‘broke’? Great effort with the Maths and well done for going back and doing your corrections – super effort! You have done an excellent job with question 5 – we thought that one was tricky. I LOVE your koala! You have done such a great job with your colouring that I have printed it off for the children in school to see as an example!

James – Wow you have done a fantastic job with your diary entry plan, well done for this. You have made a brilliant crocodile in Topic - I printed it off and the children in school were very impressed by your efforts! Judging by the quality of all the Maths you have been doing, I think you are a money expert! Great to see you doing your daily Phonics lesson as well James.

Kaleb - Super maths again today. Your plan for the diary is looking good for your independent writing. Remember to include all the work we have done like conjunctions and expanded noun phrases. I cannot wait for this extraordinary thorny dragon! It sounds like its going to be epic!!!

Max – I can really see the improvement in your spellings Max, which is down to all your hard work. You have written a super sentence about the kangaroo with a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop. I am very happy that you enjoyed your Topic work this afternoon, especially learning about sugar gliders. Your kangaroo looks fantastic – the children in school were very impressed with your effort. Well done for keeping up with your Reading and Phonics too.

Mahrahaza – Great Maths work today on pounds and pence. You seem to have an excellent understanding of money. I like that you gave two different ways of making £10 and 43p. You have also written a great plan for the diary entry in English with lots of good ideas ready to use tomorrow!

Ebony – Well done Ebony for your super plan for your diary entry in English. I am very pleased that you have been practising your spellings too. I think that by Friday, you will know them all! I have also seen that you have been worknig really hard in Maths counting money in pence and then in pounds. You seem really confident with it which is great. I know you are working hard to catch up Ebony so well done. 

Nylah – It was lovely to hear that you had a fantastic day of home learning. Well done for your super work on counting in pounds and pence and you have produced a great plan for Captain Cook’s diary. I love your koala and kangaroo – you have done a fantastic job of colouring them in and following the instructions. It looks like you have also done some lovely work on ordering the life cycle of the sunflower and I definitely miss you too Nylah!

Milana – Your kangaroo and koala look great and well done for making two – super effort! You will have to keep saving up your toilet rolls so you can make them all! You have done a brilliant job with the Maths. We found the last few questions tricky too but I think using a bar model to work them out was a great idea. Well done on another super Accelerated Reader score and for practising your spellings today too. Your plan for your diary entry in English looks fantastic and ever so detailed, which will make Friday’s writing job much easier.

Anna – Well done Anna on a brilliant plan for your diary entry in English. You have also done a super job with your Maths today, especially with those last few questions at the end, which were tricky! Its great to see that you have been practising your spellings today and that you have been reading your book. You have obviously understood what you have read very well to get 100% on your quiz – a fantastic score, well done. I really liked your kangaroo too and I hope you enjoyed making it as much as we did in school.

Jack – Your Maths yesterday was fantastic – you are going from strength to strength with your learning on money. Your kangaroo looks super – I especially liked the little joey peeping out of the pouch! Great to see your spellings from today’s Phonics lesson – well done Jack for this. You have also produced a great plan in English with lots of detail and your handwriting looks like its coming along nicely too. A brilliant day of home learning Jack, well done.

Ava-Grace - Thank you for sending your work to me again today. I love your crocodile and your kangaroo. You have done a super job with the colouring in and your little joey is especially cute! If you enjoyed making them, you could save some more toilet rolls and have a go at a koala and a platypus. No one made a platypus and that is my favourite Australian animal! You have done a great job with your plan in English and your Maths work on counting in pounds and pence. Keep going Ava-Grace, just two more days left and you have been a superstar this half term!

Ava - It sounds like you are a whizz at counting money. I am glad you enjoyed your Topic work and well done for making two! It really does sound like you are doing brilliantly with your reading. If you can, send me a video of your reading because I'd love to hear you.  Well done also for practicing your spellings again today. Try and re-do your English because you will need to use your plan tomorrow.

Amelia -  A super day Amelia. You seen to have really got to grips with pounds and pence. The diary plan is looking good and ready to write. Plus your Australian animals are super. I love your daily videos listening to you segment and blend. Keep up the impressive work.

Stevie - Wow you made all four Australian animals - super effort. I like that you created a background scene for them too with grass and other animals. Fantastic work in Maths on pounds on pence and I was especially impressed with your explanation for the last question. 

Dhillon - You seem really confident with fact families in Maths and all your work on sugar gliders is very impressive. Your work is always presented beautifully too Dhillon so well done for all of this. 

Henry - I can see you have been working super duper hard in Maths and seem to be really getting the hang of counting in pounds and pence. Well done for making all four Australian animals  - fantastic effort! They look great too. Writing a letter to your dad is a great way of practicing your writing and I can see you are really improving. It must be all that extra handwriting practice you are doing! You are working very hard Henry, I am very impressed. 

Here is your learning for today:

Maths

Today in Maths, we are continuing our learning of addition and subtraction. You did an excellent job last week with your column addition. Over the last few weeks, we have been practising our quick recall of number facts up to 20 and today you are going to put this into practice but not with addition. Today you are going to be applying your knowledge of using the column method to subtract. I have attached a video if you click here, which shows a quick recap of how to subtract 2 digit numbers. The video includes examples with and without exchanging.

If you do need any extra support with the column subtraction, please draw base ten, which will help you with seeing how many ones and tens you have. There is a support version as well as an additional version today. The support version contains subtraction without borrowing and the additional version contains subtraction with borrowing. Even if you think you are ready for the additional version of the sheet, it might be a good idea to have a go at a couple of the questions on the support version to recap your knowledge. Your number facts learnt over the last few weeks will support you with today’s lesson.

I cannot wait to see those number facts in action.

 

English

In English today, we are writing rainbow sentences! You’re probably thinking, what on earth are rainbow sentences?! Well I’ll tell you. I have attached a video if you click this link here, you can watch to help you to understand and write your own rainbow sentences.

The aim of rainbow sentences is to write interesting sentences, which are written beautifully and make sense. I have noticed that it can be difficult to ensure that our sentences always make sense so here are some steps I need you to take. 1. Think of a sentence in your head. 2. Say your sentence aloud. 3. Use your fingers to count how many words are in your sentence. 4. Write your sentence down. If you follow all of these steps, you will have clear sentences that both you, and myself will be able to read.

I have provided you with a photo of a scene from a very popular film; you may write whatever you like about this scene! Examples could be; what is happening or descriptive sentences about characters or settings. Choose 1 coloured pencil and write 1 sentence. Once you have completed that sentence, choose a different colour and write one more sentence using that. This process will continue, you MUST write at least five sentence. 

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s Phonics lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Use the time to do a spelling activity, read your reading book and when you have finished complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

 

Art

Welcome to your Thursday afternoon Art lesson with Mr Bullock. This week, the theme is to produce a dot picture based on the work of YAYOI KUSAMA. The Art Hunt and all the resources you will need are attached below.

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Wednesday 10th February 2021

Today's shout-outs:

Alice – Your Buddhist temple is lovely. Great choice of colours too! You have done a superb job counting up the money in pounds and you have remembered to include the pound sign in front of the amount so well done. Thank you for your writing – 5 points for Year 2! I love the adjective ‘ginormous’ and well done for using conjunctions in your sentences. Your answers to the reading task are excellent and show that you are able to answer a variety of different question types.

Isabel – My, my, my you have been busy with our Maths and Spelling work!  I see that you have made a start on learning this weeks spellings and have completed some great Maths on column addition and money. Well done for having a go at the extra reasoning and problem solving questions too. Miss Breen will be happy to see your work on verbs and your answers to the reading task show that you are able to answer different types of comprehension questions.

Anna – Well done for writing your postcard – another 5 points for Year 2! I like that you included Captain Cook’s feelings about seeing the kangaroo. Fantastic work in Maths too. Just remember the £ sign goes in front of the amount so 30 pounds would be £30.

Max – Super work on one more and one less in Maths. You have also been very busy again keeping up with Phonics, Spellings and Reading. Well done for sorting the pictures about the story of the Paralysed Man correctly and for more wonderful paintings linked to RE!

James – Well done for writing your postcard – 5 more points for Year 2! I like that you used some of the noun phrases from yesterday and also included what Captain Cook thought of it. Great pic of a kangaroo too! Thank you for your pictures of the Buddhist temple and of Buddha and you are doing a great job keeping up with your Reading and Phonics. You seem to have really got the hang of money James and have remembered to use the pound sign before the amount so great listening this morning!

Kaleb – I am glad you enjoyed learning about Buddhism and thank you for your drawing of a Buddhist temple. You have done some more super Maths today – you really are a money expert! Well done on a great postcard from Captain Cook – we are now up to 20 points and you have used some great noun phrases. Just make sure you think about your handwriting too. I am glad today went more smoothly and well done for catching up today on everything – great effort.

Layla – I think a career in finance might be an option because you obviously have an excellent understanding of money! Your postcard was truly excellent with so many different conjunctions and noun phrases and another 5 points for Year 2! Your shrine is amazing Layla. I am going to show it to Miss Burgess, our RE leader and I know she will be hugely impressed. I love that you are sitting in the cross-legged pose which is an important sign of respect in Buddhism.

Nylah – We missed you this morning but it looks like you had a great day in the end! Your sentences in your postcard contain everything I asked for – noun phrases and conjunctions so well done. You look to have done a great job with the Maths work on money and well done for remembering the pound symbol in the correct place. Now you have counted in pence and pounds, we are going to try counting them together tomorrow but I think you are defintely ready! I hope you enjoyed learning about Buddha too. Hopefully we will see you in the morning on Google Meet.

Milana – Starting the day with Joe Wicks must really get your energy levels up because you have worked your socks off again! Great to hear you are feeling really confident with counting in pounds. Well done for your asnwers to the reading task – I even spotted commas in a list in one of your answers. That is a super picture of a kangaroo and I think your painting of one of the most beautiful temples in the world does it justice because your painting is beautiful too! I have received your postcard and what a fantastic job you have done! I love that you have used commas correctly and you have written some fantastic expanded noun phrases!

Mahrahaza - I am so glad to hear from you. You seem to be really confident with recognising notes and coins and counting money in pounds and pence so well done! What currency is used in Dubai? You have also done a great job using expanded noun phrases - I can't wait to see you use them in your postcard. 

Henry - You have done lots and lots of Maths work and it looks like it has paid off because you look to be really confident with money. Well done for working hard on your handwriting - this is always a very important skill to practice. Thank you too for your writing and pictures on Buddhism - it looks like you learned lots. We will miss you on Google Meets for the time being but hopefully you will be back online soon!

Ava-Grace - Thank you for your excellent description of a kangaroo. You have used great noun phrases and some super conjunctions. I can see your handwriting at the top of the letter is really improving too. I have looked at your Maths work and you have answered all the questions correctly so well done. I hope you are still enjoying our money topic.  

Stevie - What a busy day you have had! A snowy walk, worshipping like a Buddha and all of your other class work as well! You have done an excellent job and I love how you have really thought about your ideas. I love how you used an exclamation sentence in your writing as well as lots of expanded noun phrases. Well done :D

Dhillon - Well done for your excellent Maths work today - I can see that you were able to subtract using the part whole model. You have also done a great job of ordering and writing a sentence. What lovely handwriting! Thank you so much for your hard work today Dhillon, keep it up!

JackWow Jack I love your temple - fantastic! You also have had a super day with your coin and note work and seem very confident with counting and comparing. Excellent job! It is also great to see your lovely writing, your handwriting looks fab and you have written some fantastic expanded noun phrases.

Sarah - Thanks Sarah. Some good expanded noun phrases ready to use in a postcard which was today's task. You seem to have really understood the coins and notes work and are able to add and compare. Don't forget to explain why you agree/disagree.

Ebony - Thanks Ebony for the email and the PE video I have seen too. The coin work shows me you can really recognise them. The adverb work has some great adverbs in there. Just remember to always use a capital letter. I know typing makes it a bit different but it is an important habit. Be lovely to see you on Google Meet tomorrow. 

Ava - Wow Ava you have blown me away with your brilliant day. Big thumbs up and you have to keep this up; just think how impressed both me and mum are. You gave done every job and more. Great to hear you are confident with the maths and you like your new book. Those cupcakes look delicious. Can't wait to find out what you get up to today.

AmeliaThank you for re-sending your work. My, my you have been busy! Phonics, RE, Maths, English, Science and Reading! I have watched your videos and you did a super job of reading the sentence with the tricky word 'friend' and a word with the new grapheme 'oe' so well done you! Fantastic reading too with your Orange book - you used lots of expression in your voice and it was a pleasure to listen to you read so well. You have researched and found a beautiful Buddhist temple and have drawn it brilliantly and from looking at your Maths work, I can see you have a good understanding of counting in pence and then pounds. I think a career in finance might be an option for you! You have thought of some wonderful noun phrases to describe a kangaroo and then put them into some fantastic sentences with conjunctions. You have also correctly ordered the life cycle of a sunflower and written some great explanation sentences. A great day Amelia, I am very impressed, well done. 

 

Here is your learning for today:

 

Maths

Today we are learning to count money in pounds and pence. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below. 

If this is too tricky – There is a support version below.

English

Today we are going to plan a diary entry for the day when Captain Cook landed in Australia. I have recorded a video that will take you through your task.  You can watch is by clicking here. The planning sheet where you can record your ideas is attached below.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s Phonics lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Use the time to do a spelling activity, read your reading book and when you have finished complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

 

Topic

Today we are going to get crafty and make our own choice of Australian animal using a roll of cardboard. I have attached some templates and some instructions. I can’t wait to see your creations!

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 Australian Animals Instructions.pdfDownload
 Australian Animals Templates.pdfDownload
 Plan Cook's Diary.pdfDownload
 Support Version - Pounds and Pence.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO3-Count-money-notes-and-coins-2019-1.pdfDownload
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Tuesday 9th February 2021

Spoiler Alert – Try to get hold of an empty kitchen roll for your Topic work tomorrow afternoon!

Today’s shout-outs:

Max – You always work so hard Max. Fantastic Maths on representing numbers to 50, your sentence about the kangaroo contains everything I asked for and your Science work is truly outstanding. It looks like your tomato plant is making great progress! Also, excellent effort with Reading and Phonics. Your paintings of the tomato and strawberry are super too Max, well done.

Ava-Grace - Wow you got 10/10 on your spellings on the first attempt - you really are a super speller! Great effort with your English work describing a kangaroo and you have correctly ordered the life cycle of a sunflower. Your hyacinth looks to be making great progress!

Alice - Great effort with the Maths  and you have answered all of the questions correctly. I am very impressed you had a go at the reasoning and problem solving questions. You have also done a great job ordering the life cycle of the sunflower, well done. You have thought of some good adjectives to describe the kangaroo. Just remember to try and use different ones so instead of 'strong' you could use 'powerful'. Your answers to the comprehension task show you have understood the text very well, especially your fantastic answer to the last question, which was a jammie dodger question! Your new pet looks like she will be very well loved. Perhaps you might want to do the Pet Badge for Flourish Friday this week?

Layla - You have had a great day of home learning yesterday. Super effort in Maths counting in pence. You have done superbly adding up lots of different coins but just remember to write 'p' for pence. You've thought of some lovely noun phrases to describe a kangaroo. Can you think of a synonym for 'big' to describe its tail? Your answers to the comprehension task show that you have understood the text well, especially your answer to the jammie dodger question at the end. You have also correctly ordered the life cycle of a sunflower and your work is beautifully presented. 

Jack - Well done for all your hard work in Maths. I can see that you have understood how to add in pence very well. You have also thought of some super noun phrases to describe the kangaroo. Your answers to the comprehension questions show that you have understood the text really well. Have you remembered you are in my Phonics group or are you doing both activities? You have done a great job ordering the life cycle of the sunflower and well done for drawing your own pictures! A fantastic day of home learning Jack, well done.

Anna - Well done for all your super Maths work today and great to see you practising with real money too. Your answers in the comprehension task show that you have understood the story very well, especially the tricky jammie dodger question at the end. You have thought of some fantastic noun phrases to describe the kangaroo. I think they will be very effective when you use them  in your writing tomorrow. A great day of home learning Anna, well done. 

Milana - Thank you Milana for sending your work to me. You have completed your Maths to a very high standard. Your bulb looks like it is progressing nicely and those observations are that of a true scientist! You have done a super job ordering the pictures of the life cycle of a sunflower and your sentences are great too. I'm glad you enjoyed learning about sunflowers this afternoon, so much so that you went on to do some further research. You have thought of some excellent adjectives in your noun phrases about the kangaroo - I didn't think of slender, rigid and feeble so well done! Your answers to the comprehension task were spot on and show you have a very good understanding of the story so far. 

Kaleb - It sounds like everything conspired against you yesterday but well done for sending your Maths to me. You seem super confident at adding money in pence and are definitely ready to move onto adding money in pounds today. 

Stevie - Your noun phrases for the kangaroo are epic! Well done for writing how it uses each body part - that will really help you today. Well done on your Maths - you seem really confident counting in pence. Your answers to the comprehension questions are spot on and show that you have understood the story so far very well. Thank you also for your excellent Science work. You have ordered the life cycle of the sunflower correctly and presented it beautifully. 

Dhillon - Well done on your excellent subtraction work in Maths. You have also written a great sentence about the kangaroo and it includes everything I have asked for. Fantastic Science work too - your pictures are all in the right order. Great work Dhillon - keep it up!

Sarah - Your work was worth the wait! You have ordered the pictures correctly in Science and your work is presented beautifully. Great work too in Maths on money. You seem very confident with counting in pence and ready to move on to counting in pounds today! 

Maths

Today you are learning to count money in pounds. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Complete the first four questions only.

Extra Challenges – See the powerpoint I uploaded yesterday for some reasoning and problem solving activities relating to money..

English

Today we are going to turn our expanded nouns phrases about kangaroos into sentences and write a postcard home from Captain Cook to his wife or a friend describing the strange, new animal he has discovered.

I would like you to have a go at using conjunctions in your sentences. To demonstrate how you might do this, I have written some sentences about another famous Australian animal; the koala.

 

You can use the conjunctions ‘but’ or ‘while’ to contrast two different body parts.

e.g. A koala has poor eyesight but its other senses are excellent.

A koala has soft fur while its claws are very sharp.

 

You could use ‘so’ ‘for’ ‘that’ or ‘because’ to explain what it uses it body part for.

e.g. A koala has strong arms and powerful legs for climbing trees.

It has a hard bottom so it can wedge comfortably between trees.

It moves slowly on the ground because it is a tree-dwelling animal.

 

You could use ‘and’ or ‘with’ when writing about two or more body parts.

e.g. A koala has grey-brown fur with white fur on its chest.

It has a large, round head, big furry ears and a black nose.

 

Your final postcard might be something like this:

 

To my dearest wife,

                                  Today I saw an animal so bizarre I had to write to tell you about it! The animal is called a koala. A koala has poor eyesight but its other senses are excellent. It has very soft fur while its claws are extremely sharp. A koala has strong arms and powerful legs for climbing trees. It moves slowly on the ground because it is a tree-dwelling animal. It has a hard bottom so it can wedge comfortably between trees. A koala has grey-brown fur with white fur on its chest. It has a large, round head, big furry ears and a black nose.  I will write again soon to tell you more about my discoveries.

Love from James

 

Your task: You are going to do the same activity, but instead of a koala, you are going to describe a kangaroo using your noun phrases from yesterday.  In school we thought of the following noun phrases that you are welcome to use:

long, protruding ears

enormous feet

tiny head

huge, muscular body

miniscule arms

thick, fuzzy coat

strong, athletic legs

long, powerful tail

 

If you have time, you could draw a picture of a kangaroo on the other side of your postcard.

If this is too tricky – Use my sentences as a guide and try to include ‘and’ ‘but’ and ‘so’ in your sentences.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group:

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group:

Complete the questions about the illustration from the ‘Marvellous Moon Map’ on the ‘Read my Picture’ activity powerpoint.

 

RE

This week is ‘Other Faith’ week and this half term we are looking at Buddhism. As always, in Year 2 we are learning about places of worship. People who follow the religion of Buddhism go to a temple to worship with others. Read the powerpoint about Buddhist temples and complete one of the following tasks:

  1. Find photos of two Buddhist temples from anywhere in the world and write down what is the same and what is different about them.
  2. Draw/paint a Buddhist temple from anywhere in the world.
  3. Create a model of a Buddhist temple with some of the special objects that can be found inside.
  4. Re-enact some of the things that happen during worship. Worship is usually chanting and meditation. Click here for some guided meditations you could try.
  5. Design a poster detailing the expectations around showing respect in a Buddhist temple.
  6. Create your own Buddhist shrine with a statue/picture of Buddha, incense and candles.
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 Places of Worship - Buddhist Temple.pdfDownload
 Postcard Template.pdfDownload
 Read My Picture ActivityThe Marvellous Moon Map PowerPoint.pptxDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdfDownload
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Monday 8th February 2021

Here are today's shout-outs:

Dhillon - Wow fantastic effort with your home learning! Super spelling test score, well done and you have been very busy with all your Maths. Well done for completing extra work from the website too. 

Ebony - You have built on your fantastic coin work to move on to notes. Super spelling score and I love the animal poem. A deserved animal badge! 

Sarah – Well done for doing such a great job on your column addition work.

Ava-Grace – Well done on your super Maths work. It was nice to hear that your like learning about money. Well done on a very good spelling score. They were tricky words this week!

Kaleb - Great Maths building up to notes from coins. A truly fantastic spelling score and you have a true eye for photos!  Well done on earning your photography badge and well done also for getting the Big Cat merit!

Sarah – Fantastic job recognising notes in Maths. You are definitely ready to count money in pence! You have also made a great start on learning next week's spellings by using them in sentences. Keep up the great work!

Layla - Excellent work on recognising notes in Maths and a super spelling score too! I can't wait to see the video of you playing your keyboard.

James - Excellent Maths work and thank you for the explanation video - you are right, there is no £30 notes. Great to see you got your greater than and less than symbols the right way round too. You have also made a great start on learning your spellings. 

Max - Wow you're painting of a planet is amazing - I love the colours you have used! Your sentences about Grandad's Island are excellent and you have done a super job with your Maths. Did you enjoy reading Zak and the Vet? 

Anna - I loved yours and Mikey's dancing! Your cityscape was super too - Mr Bullock will be very impressed that you have used the correct terminology. Well done a great spelling test score and you have correctly answered all the questions in Maths. Well done for completing two spelling activities - the more practice the better you will know them.

Alice - Lovely to see you out and about at the park - Calverley Park is one of our favourites too. You have correctly answered all of your questions in Maths and achieved an excellent spelling score. Well done for making a good start on learning next week's spellings by completing one of the activities. I really liked your drawing of the mermaid, particularly the lovely bright colours you have used. 

Milana - Well done again on another super day of home learning. You have answered all of the questions correctly in Maths. I loved the pictures of Savannah Rose and I guessed her super hero was the power to fly! Your outfit was amazing - you are very creative Milana, well done! Congratulations on a super spelling score and for making a great start on learning next week's spellings. Lovely to see you out and about and what a fantastic effort completing three badges in one day! 

Jack - Well done Jack on a super spelling score and for making such a great start on learning next week's spellings. You have also done a brilliant job on recognising the notes in Maths. Keep up the great work!

Amelia - Super maths - you have easily recognised the different notes. I absolutely love your baking pictures especially as it is all over your face. How it should be when licking out the bowl! They do look delicious though so I am very jealous. A thoroughly deserved cooking badge for our star baker!

Ava - You have done a super job with the column addition work. It is nice to hear that you are enjoying your Phonics lessons with Miss Mitchell and that your reading is showing noticeable improvement.

Stevie - Well done on a great spelling test and I think 'beautiful' should be spelt like that! Well done for having another go at it though. Do yo remember how to spell it now? You have done lots of bonus words too. I loved your pictures of you being a pirate - a well deserved pirate badge for you! Great work in Maths. I particularly really like that you have been looking at real coins. Will your Mum and Dad let you play with a few notes now??? 

 

Here are your jobs for today:

 

Maths

Today we are continuing our work on money by learning to count money in pence. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – There is a support version of the activity sheet where you can practice counting in coins.

Extra Challenge – Complete a reasoning and problem solving question from the powerpoint. 

English

In the main section of a diary entry, the writer uses lots of expanded noun phrase to describe the things they experienced. Today we are going to create effective expanded noun phrases by using synonyms. A synonym is a word that has the same or a similar meaning to another word.

Captain Cook, who we have been learning about in our Topic lessons, was the first European to have seen a kangaroo! I wonder how he might have described them when he wrote his diary that night? I am sure he would have used some wonderful expanded noun phrases!

Watch this amazing clip on from the National Geographic channel. Listen carefully for the words that the narrator uses to describe the kangaroos. If you have time, you might also want to watch this David Attenborough clip. I remember watching this a few years ago and it has stuck in my memory!

I have been trying to think of some of Captain Cook's wonderful expanded noun phrases but unfortunately I haven't done a very good job and have labelled my picture of a kangaroo with noun phrases with boring adjectives in them. Can you help me to make my noun phrases better by replacing each adjective with a better synonym?

Thesauruses list words in groups of synonyms. The words are listed in alphabetical order and if you have one, it will be perfect for this activity. Alternatively, there are plenty of free thesauruses available online. Simply look up one of my boring adjectives and you will see a list of words that mean the same or something similar. Pick the best one and label your own picture of the kangaroo with the new improved noun phrases.  Remember you can use more than one adjective in an expanded noun phrase so you could also improve them this way.

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

This week’s book is called ‘The Marvellous Moon Map’ and it is by Teresa Heapy and David Lichfield. I have attached a 60 second reading comprehension for you below. Then click here to listen to Teresa Heapy read the rest of the story to you.

 

Science

Today in Science you will be looking at the life cycles of plants in more detail, especially the life cycle of a sunflower as this is one of the seeds we've planted within school and some of you may have done at home. You must read the PowerPoint as this will give you a lot of information about how a plant grows but there is also a video and a fun activity at the end for you to do. I would like you to complete the worksheet which orders images of a sunflower life cycle, I would also like you to write a sentence to go with each image. There is a support version if this is too tricky. I would also love to see whether your seeds/bulbs have grown so please do send us some photos!

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 60 Second Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Life cycle of a plant 08.02.21.pdfDownload
 Life cycle of a sunflower 08.02.21.pdfDownload
 Life cycle of a sunflower support version 08.02.21.pdfDownload
 My rubbish noun phrases to describe a kangaroo.pdfDownload
 Observing bulbs and seeds 08.2.21.pdfDownload
 Reasoning and Problem Solving Powerpoint - Money.pdfDownload
 Support Version - Counting coins.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdfDownload
 Your amazing noun phrases about a kangaroo.pdfDownload
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Friday 5th February 2021

Wow another week of home learning done and dusted. I am so proud of my Year 2s and their families, especially my home learners because I will let you into a little secret – we are the second best class in the school at completing our home learning tasks and the class is first position are MUCH older than we are – how amazing is that?! I’ve been showing off to all the other teachers so keep it going!

Shout-outs:

Jack - a super effort today. Great progress with the column addition and you are remembering the exchange. You have tried hard with the verb work and I love your art too. Well done!

Kaleb – Thank you so much for your work today Kaleb! Don't worry too much about recognising verbs 'to be' and linking verbs, that was some additional information for you as these are verbs which you probably use without realising. The main focus was to use action verbs correctly in a sentence as well as recognising them. Make sure that when you're adding words to sentences you are using the correct tense. For example, activity 2 sentence one would need a past tense verb. It's great that you were able to have a go at activities 4-6 even though you found them a little bit tricky - you were able to use linking verbs correctly! Well done Kaleb! You also seem to have mastered column addition, amazing! Keep it up :D

Alice - Thank you so much for your Maths and English work today Alice! You seem to have mastered column addition, which is great because it can be quite tricky. You have also done an excellent job at completing ALL of the English activities today and it was a very tricky set of activities as well. Next week we are going to be using our knowledge of powerful verbs to write some interesting sentences, do you think you can do this? It would be great if I could see some artwork from you next week Alice, Mr Bullock really loves to see it and we are displaying some of them in school!

James –  Thanks for all your hard work today James. for some reason I got your maths again from yesterday too. I love Dino boy (and the concentration on your face), I’m sure Mr Bullock will love to see it too. Well done for your column addition and all your verb work, it was tricky today. Great to see you reading and I know Mrs George gave you a new book today. Well done.

Layla - I can tell you have loved completing your artwork today as that Super Nurse is fantastic! You are now really confident with column addition and verbs! What a super day Layla. Verbs were tricky today so what a great job you have done! Next week we will be applying what we have learnt about verbs, do you think you’ll be able to remember what you’ve learnt?

Anna – It’s great to see that you have been reading today Anna, make sure you’re changing your book if you need to! Great work with your column addition, it can sometimes be a bit confusing but you worked to the end and got all of those final 5 tricky questions correct! Your work on verbs is also very impressive as I know some parts were quite difficult. Well done!

Nylah - Nylah, I absolutely LOVE your Superhero and how creative you were with making it and her powers! Also well done for completing nearly all of the column addition questions, you did a great job! Maybe you could complete the MOST difficult ones in the next few weeks. You also did a great job of your work on verbs, you completed the whole sheet which is amazing ! In activity 3, you needed to just tick the sentences with action verbs, remember these are something that you can do, just like running and clapping. What a busy, great day Nylah, well done!

Milana - Thank you so much for your work today Milana! I’m so glad to hear that you have been getting active first thing in a morning! You seem to have really mastered column addition which is excellent, I might have to challenge you further next week! Our verb work today was quite tricky so well done for successfully completing all of it! I can see you’ve used some excellent verbs. Your art work is amazing!! I love it all, I’ll have to send them to share with Mr Bullock.

Ava - Grace - Thank you so much for your hard work today Ava - Grace. I love that you've continued to work so hard through all of the English work, as I know you found this a little bit tricky. It would be great to see you write some of your own sentences next week and give Mum's hand a rest! Super Maths column addition and I love your Superheroes, especially Wonder Woman.

Henry - Wow Henry! You have worked so hard on verbs this week and I can see that you have done some additional verb work as well so even better! I am also so pleased to see how much Maths you have completed, I am so proud Henry. Keep it up!

Sarah - Thanks Sarah I can see you have got really busy with your English work from yesterday and today. Well done some great adverbs and verbs. I also love your superhero and Mr Bullock will too. 

Stevie - Another excellent day of home learning for you Stevie. It was lovely to see your smiling face on google meet. Myself and Miss Martin are so impressed with your feeding of the 5000, you have been so creative and even made a start on sequencing the story. Well done! I also love your artwork, I'll have to share this with Mr Bullock.

Amelia - A super day. You seem confident with column addition with and without exchanges, our verb work and your superhero is brilliant. Thanks for your phonics video too; excellent joining in.

Accelerated Reader

Silver Club: Anabell, Nylah, Freyja, Kaleb

Gold Club: Stevie x2, Anabell x 2, Nylah x 2, Freyja, Milana x4, Anna x4, Kaleb, Alice, Layla x3

Words read: 

  1. Freyja 113,414
  2. Alice 28,734
  3. Anna 13,169

Spelling/Maths Shed

Spelling Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Anabell, Nylah, Maisy, Anna, Stevie, Amelia, James, Alice, Isabel, Layla, Dhillon

Maths Shed: Sarah, Anabell, Nylah, Maisy, Anna, James, Isabel, Layla, Dhillon

Dhillon - Thank you so much for sharing your work with me. I can see you have been working hard in Maths on number bonds and addition and subtraction. Well done for completing the work I sent to you and the work on the website too! Great job on using verbs in sentences and I loved your retelling of the story of the loaves and fishes.

Max - Wow your work on counting to 50 is fantastic. You are working really hard learning your spellings and your sentences about Grandad's Island are super. Your superhero art work is amazing and Mr Bullock always looks forward to seeing your work. I would never have thought of using bubble wrap to paint flowers but it looks very effective! Another great day Max, well done.

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are learning to recognise notes. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is below. You will realise that the video the same one as yesterday but because we have already done the work on recognising coins, you only need to watch it from around 9 minutes in, which is when the lesson on recognising notes starts.

English

It’s spelling test day today. Everyone is being tested on the same words today which are:

every

everybody

even

great

break

steak

pretty

beautiful

after

fast

Phonics/Spellings

Next week’s spellings are attached below. Make a start on learning them for next week by choosing one activity from the spelling pack and completing it after your spelling test.  My Phonics group are learning to spell words containing the split digraph o-e.  Mrs George’s Phonic group are learning to add the suffixes –er, –est and –ed to words that end in e. Your spellings have also been added to Spelling Shed so you can keep practicing them throughout the next week.

Flourish Friday

Flourish Friday launches today! The idea behind it is that you have the afternoon to explore your special gifts and talents away from a screen. Pick a badge and try to complete it by having a go at one of the tasks alongside it. Then you can mark it off on your individual badge record. See our Floursh Friday page on the website for more details, ideas of activities and your individual badge record. 

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Thursday 4th February 2021

Here are today’s shout-outs so far:

Alice – Your igloo is amazing!!! That must have taken you such a long time and dedication. I can’t believe it is so big you can fit inside it! That was a gorgeous picture of you and Eva too. You have done a lovely job with your retelling in RE and you have shown that you have understood the story well. I’m glad you feel super confident with your learning on addition and subtraction – your work shows this too. Well done for applying the spelling rules for adding ‘ed’ to change the verbs into the past tense. You even spotted my mistake with the word ‘flew’! Thank you for your work on Super Duper You. Did you enjoy this story? I am extremely impressed with your Topic work! You have mapped Captain Cook’s route brilliantly on the world map and have learned the names of lots of Australian animals too. In English, you have written some fantastic sentences containing adverbs and I can see that you have easily recognised the coins in Maths. More great home learning Alice, well done.

Kaleb - Super work! The maths is great; you are clearly confident with recognising coins. What do all the possible answers to the last question have in common? The English is excellent too as your adverbs fit really well. I am so glad you have enjoyed our Topic work and maybe you will have to write the games up for the rest of the class to play.

Anna – Your sentences containing adverbs were excellent. I like how you started a sentence with an adverb too. You are clearly very confident with recognising coins. Is this something you practice at home? Can you give all the possible answers to the last question? Well done for practicing ‘beautiful’ again if this is the one that is proving difficult to remember. You have done a super job with the Topic work and I see you have learned about some Australian animals.  Which is your favourite? I hope you enjoyed your Little Miss book.

Layla – Another great day of home learning. You have shown great understanding of the coins. Is this something you practice at home? I particularly like how you have included all the possible answers for the last question. Your sentences containing adverbs are just what I asked for and you have chosen the adverbs well. Thank you for highlighting them too. You have also worked really hard on your Topic work and I like how you have included some plants as well as animals, well done Layla.

Nylah – Thank you for your work on adverbs. You have used them really well in your sentences. It looks like you have learned lots about koalas and kangaroos. You map work is outstanding as well – that colouring must have taken you ages! It looks like you are super confident with recognising coins. Is this something you practice at home? Well done in particular for giving all the possible answers for the last question. A great day of home learning Nylah, well done.

Sarah – Well done Sarah, Mr Bullock will be very pleased that you have completed his Art Hunt.  Well done for completing today's work on coins. I have sent you an email about sending your work to me another way that you could try. Keep prioritising the work from the same day rather than going back to last week's work. 

Max – Well done on your Maths work today on counting to 50. You have done a great job writing your sentences and I like how you are using your finger to make sure you use finger spaces. Well done for your brilliant Topic work too and for finding the countries on your map. I loved your drawings of Australian animals, especially your paintings of the crocodile and emu. That looks like a great game for you, especially as you are able to draw in it. Well done also for practising your reading. Lovely to hear you reading ‘Map of the World’ – you are making great progress and growing in confidence.

Jack -  After working your socks off yesterday, you have only gone and done it again! Your coin work shows me you really understand, your phonics is there and you have some good adverbs just remember words like happy would be happily to make the adjective into an adverb. Keep up the good work Jack. 

Ebony - Thank you Ebony for the email and the PE video I have seen too. It is very important to keep active, especially for our mental health.  The coin work shows me you easily recognise them and have remembered the work you did in Year 1, so well done. The adverb work has some great adverbs in there. Just remember to always use a capital letter at the beginning of your sentences. Hopefully we will see you on Google Meet. 

Isabel - Super Maths work all of the addition and subtraction and you have had a go at today's recognising coin work too. Well done with the past tense work in English. Just remember that a short vowel means we double the consonant like stepped. The adverbs you have chosen in your sentences all fit really well. Do you think you can go back and add in the full stops? It would be lovely to see you again on Google Meet soon. 

Ava - What a super day! You are confident with recognising coins, you have selected some great adverbs, you have kept up with your reading and you have produced some lovely Topic work too.  Well done and keep working hard for mum.

Milana -Well done for another 100% on Accelerated Reader! Your Topic work has actually taught me a thing or two about the plants and animals of Australia! Fantastic map work too. I like that you drew a compass to help you with the directions - that is a super idea! Well done for recognising the coins in Maths so easily. Is this something you practice at home? You have chosen some great adverbs in your sentences and thank you for highlighting them. I can see you have used them in lots of different places in your sentences too! I also have a feeling there's a super spelling score coming on Friday!

Amelia - Wow Amelia! You have been a little superstar! So much work from you! Lovely to see you doing your Phonics lesson, you've completed lots of Maths on Addition and Subtraction and I love the verbs you have chosen in your sentences about the explorers. It looks like you were able recognise the different coins quite easily and I like how you have used the adverbs in different places in the sentences about Grandad's Island. It looks like you and Connor had great fun in the snow and I like that you gave your snowlady an umbrella! Fantastic topic work too. You've done a great job of drawing the Australian animals and following the directions for Captain Cook's route. 

James - Fantastic Topic work James. Did you enjoy drawing the Australian animals? I love that you drew your own world map too - excellent drawing skills! I can see that you are confident with recognising the different coins. Remember the crocodile always eats the biggest value to help you remember which way round the greater than and less than symbols go. You've chosen some great adverbs in English but now can you use one of them in a sentence? Another great day of home learning James, well done.

Ava-Grace - You have done an excellent job of the verbs and adverbs work in English - you have chosen them all very well and spelt them correctly too. I love your drawing of the koala in Topic and it looks like you are super confident with recognsing coins in Maths. Great work Ava-Grace!

Here are your tasks for today from Miss Breen:

Maths

Today Miss Breen has planned a recap session on column addition. She has recorded a video to show you how to work out the answers. You can view it by clicking here.

English

Today you are looking at verbs in more detail. Read through the powerpoint and complete the activity sheet on different types of verbs.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Apologies – it seems Super Duper You wasn’t on Accelerated Reader! If you watched the You Tube clip yesterday, it contained a draw-along that you might want to take part in. Otherwise, use this time today to make sure you know your spellings, read your book and when you have finished, complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

Mr Bullock’s Art Lesson

Today the theme is superheroes! The Art Hunt and all the resources you will need to complete your drawing are attached below.

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 Column addition 04.02.21.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Good morning Year 2! It was so lovely to see so many of you on our Google Meet yesterday. Did you enjoy the snow? Judging by all your snowy pictures I think you had a ball! Do you like the snow dog me and Betsy made?!

Shout outs go to the following people:

Jack - Thank you for all sending all your work to me! You have been working super duper hard in Maths on addition and subtraction and you've done a good job finding the diary features in English. Remember time openers are words like 'next', 'then' and 'after'. Your answers in the comprehension activity show that you have understood the text very well. Well done for completing the extra reading activity and I see you have taken part in your daily Phonics lesson too! You have done a great job on using the rules on adding ‘ed’ to form past tense verbs and have chosen some good verbs to go in your sentences about explorers. You have made some very sensible predictions in Science. I think you understand what plants need to grow. Your work in RE also tells me you have understood the story very well. You are working very hard Jack, keep it up!

Dhillon - I was thrilled you were able to join us yesterday morning on our Google Meet! It was so lovely to see you. Thank you for sending in all your work. You have been working super duper hard on adding more and have done a great job unscrambling the words to make sentences that make sense. Well done for remembering your capital letters, full stops and finger spaces! 

James - Well done for your super retelling in RE - I can see that you have understood the story well. It looks like you found the first Maths activity very easy today and then you went on to do that harder one which is fantastic! You’ve had a really good go at adding the suffix ‘ed’ to make past tense verbs. I was particularly impressed with your choice of verbs in the sentences about explorers. Remember though the past tense of ‘fly’ is a tricky one because it is irregular so it is ‘flew’ and you certainly ‘flew’ through your tasks today! I made a mistake though putting in with the regular verbs ending in 'y' and that might have confused you. Great to see you reading your book and doing your Phonics lesson again. I hope you enjoy your afternoon in the snow and you deserve it after all your hard work this morning!

Anna - Well done for scoring another 100% on your quiz. It’s lovely to hear that you are keenly keeping up with your reading while school is closed. Great Maths work today - you look to have managed it comfortably and I loved the drawing you completed from the draw along with Sophy Henn - it is fab! You have also correctly changed the verbs to the past tense by adding ‘ed’ and chosen some good verbs in the sentences about the explorers. 

Max - Well done for your brilliant Maths work on shape patterns and I see you have been working hard again on your reading and spelling. You wrote some super sentences in English using the ‘who’ and ‘what’ cards. Your picture to go with the Feeding of the 5000 is amazing - you really are incredibly talented Max. I love that you have an extra Art lesson every day with Mum - your paintings of the cross and the fish are very fitting with today’s RE lesson. Another amazing day of home learning Max, well done. 

Isabel - You have sent me some super work from Monday - thank you! Your answers to the comprehension questions show you have understood the text very well and it looks like you know your spellings very well already! Super work in Maths too on adding three 1-digit numbers, particularly with the tricky reasoning and problem solving questions you got right too. 

Layla - I absolutely love your snow penguin and how did you manage to colour in parts of your snowman?! You have done some super work It looks like you have completed today's Math with ease which shows you have an excellent understanding of addition and subtraction. Your work on adding 'ed' to form past tense verbs is beautifully presented, you've remembered all those spelling rules and have chosen some great verbs to go in your sentences on explorers. Just remember the past tense of 'fly' is one of those tricky irregular ones - 'flew'. That is probably my fault as I put it with the ones that end in 'y'. Your retelling of the Feeding of the 5000 in RE shows you have understood the story well. Just double check what the past tense of 'bless' is. 

Henry - It looks like you really enjoyed using your new whiteboard today. I can see you have been drawing pictures and using numicon to support you with your Maths which I am very pleased to see. Thank you for sending me your sledging pictures - it looks like you had a fabulous time! I think I need to buy myself a sledge in case we get more snow this year!

Ava - Well done on a very successful day of home learning and it was lovely to see you again this morning on Google Meet. Your work in Maths tells me you have understood the work on addition and subtraction well. You have  done a great job applying the spelling rules to form past tense verbs and well done also for keeping up with your reading and spellings. 

Milana - Just when I thought your home learning couldn't get any better! I think that might be one of the best retellings of any RE story I have ever seen! Ken, Barbie and all their friends played their parts brilliantly! I am glad you feel really confident with addition and subtraction. It looks like you completed those activities with ease. Excellent effort with the questions on the illustration from 'Super Duper You' and you have done a great job with the spelling rules for adding 'ed' to form past tense verbs. Brilliant choice of verbs in the sentences about explorers too. I loved your snow bear family and that you made ears for yourself so you fit in too and oh my goodness I could hear you screaming when you were right at the top of that hill sledging - you're braver than me! I always look forward to your work coming in Milana and today was no disappointment. A HUGE well done to you!

Kaleb -  Lovely to hear how well you are doing with your reading. Perhaps you could do an Accelerated Reader quiz on your book - I will send you the details. It looks like you had a fantastic time playing in the snow with Violet. I bet she really looks up to her big bro! Great job with the Maths too - your answers show you have an excellent understanding of addition and subtraction. You are doing a fab job with your home learning Kaleb - keep it up!

Stevie - I loved the pictures of your snowman - particularly his googly eyes! How did you make them? Great job with your Maths - I can see you have an excellent understanding of addition and subtraction. Great job with the verbs too.  'Fly' is one of those tricky irregular verbs so the past tense is 'flew'. That is my fault though because I put it in the verbs that end in 'y' section and it doesn't follow the same rule. You have made good choices of verbs in the sentences about the explorers. I particularly liked 'kayaked' for Sarah Outen because you have remembered what you have read previously in Guided Reading.

 

Here are your activities for today:

 

Maths

Today we are starting a new topic. Click here for a clue as to what it is all about!

Have you guessed that our new topic is? I hope so! We are going to start off slowly with a recap from Year 1 on recognising notes and coins. 

Here is the link to the video and your activity sheet is attached below.

 

English

You did a super job yesterday on creating past tense verbs and you used some great choices of verbs in your sentences about the explorers. 

Today we are going to look at adverbs. Watch this video clip to find out what they are and what they do. 

I would like you to add an adverb into some sentences from our WAGOLL text, Syd’s diary. You might want to start by re-watching the You Tube clip of the author reading the story out loud

To help you with your sentences, I have given you three adverbs to choose from (in brackets at the end of the sentence) but it is up to you to decide which one you are going to use and where in the sentence you are going to put it. Then you need to rewrite the sentence and underline the adverb. Some of the adverbs wouldn’t make sense but sometimes more than one of them would so you need to consider each one carefully and say your sentence out loud to check before you write it down. 

Watch my video first, as it explains the task in more detail.  

 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s Phonics lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Take the time to practice your spellings or to read your reading book and complete an Accelerated Reader quiz. Perhaps you could take a quiz on ‘Super Duper You?’

 

Topic

Captain James Cook set off for his first journey on the 26th August 1768. His main aim was to observe the planet Venus as it passed between the Earth and the Sun. This would help astronomers work out the distance between the Earth and the Sun. However, Captain Cook but he also hoped to find the fabled Southern Continent. 

He visited Tahiti and made the observations, then he visited the Society Islands and New Zealand. He mapped the two main islands of New Zealand but he also ended up fighting with the local Maori tribe!

Next stop was the East Coast of Australia. Here James and his crew found all sorts of interesting animals and plants including a kangaroo!

Unfortunately the ship was damaged on some coral and they had to stop for a while to do repairs. Many of the crew got malaria from mosquitoes and 30 of the crew died.

Finally they returned home in July 1771, nearly three years after their departure!

Click here to see an animated version of Captain Cook’s journey. 

Your first task is to draw Captain Cook’s journey to Australia on the map I have given you, or alternatively you might want to draw his route on the map you made at the start of the topic. You will notice it looks different to the map you have just seen as it is a map with Great Britain at the centre. If you have a globe, you could trace his route with your finger.  Start by labelling/locating Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. Then follow these instructions: 

  1. From Great Britain, head south through the Atlantic Ocean and along the east coast of South America. 
  2. From the most southern point of South America, head west through the Pacfific Ocean towards New Zealand (when you reach the left edge of your page you will need to continue your route from the other side of the page).
  3. Travel a circular route around both of the main islands of New Zealand.
  4. Then travel up the east coast of Australia.
  5. When you reach the top of the east Coast of Australia, turn left and travel through the Arafura Sea towards the Indian Ocean. 
  6. Head across the Indian Ocean towards the most southern part of Africa. 
  7. From here, head north past the west coast of Africa through the Atlantic Ocean back to Great Britain. 

We know that when he was in Australia, Cook was one of the first Europeans to see a kangaroo because he wrote about it in his diary. At this time, people in Great Britain would not have known that kangaroos existed!  What other Australian plants and animals might Cook and his crew have seen?

For your second task I would like you to find out about the plants and animals of Australia and draw and label them on the map of Australia. I have attached a photo pack of some of the famous Australian animals to start you off. 

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Hello everybody! I hope you are all fine and dandy this morning.

Here are today’s shout-outs so far. I will continue to add to them before our Google Meet as more work comes in:

Alice - Thank you for all your hard work today. Super work in Maths, especially with question 3 and 6 which were reasoning and problem solving questions. You have managed to find nearly all of the features of a diary. Well done for answering the 'Super Duper You' questions correctly and I hope you enjoyed reading it. Your predictions in Science are very sensible too, well done. 

Ava-Grace – Fantastic work in English – you have done a great job of finding the language features. You seem to have really got the hang of adding three 1-digit numbers and I can see from your working out that you have been looking for number bonds to add more efficiently. It sounds like your hyacinth is growing nicely. I hope the ones at Granny Pat’s are too!

Kaleb – That is a shame you weren’t able to join our Google Meet this morning. Fantastic work in Maths – I can see in your working out that you looked for number bonds to ten to help you add more efficiently. You have successfully found all the features of a diary entry. Thank you for sending your Science work too – I will share this with Miss Breen.

Mahrahaza – Well done for a super spelling test score and your fantastic drawing of Luna the cat. You have done a great job of following the instructions in the video. Your answers in the comprehension activity show you have understood the text perfe.ctly. It also looks like you were able to add three 1-digit numbers together with ease and you have done a great job with the 'if' and 'that' sentences.

Anna – Those pretty pink buns look delicious! You have located all of the features of a diary entry and look to have sailed through the Maths on adding three 1-digit numbers. Well done for another 100% on your Accelerated Reader quiz and your predictions in Science seem very sensible.   

Max – Well done on your super sentence work and your Maths work on sorting 2D shapes. I’m glad to see your printer is working again – that will make things a bit easier for you and Mum! I always look forward to seeing your Art work and your vegetable paintings did not disappoint! Great to see that you are still reading every day Max, keep up the great work.

Ava - Well done Ava on completing all your Maths today. Remember you can always draw pictures or use equipment if its getting a bit tricky. You have located all of the features of a diary entry and answered the questions correctly in your reading comprehension. You have made some sensible predictions in Science too. Do you think any of them will grow at first but then die later?

Milana - Yoga is an excellent choice of exercise during mental health week, well done! Those books look like they will be really good for you to try too - good mental health is so important. It sounds like you were very independent with your Maths today too. You must be really growing in confidence to be able to add together four numbers to work out that there are 93 days until your birthday! I have used your calculations to work out that your birthday is on the 4th May - am I correct?! I'm really glad your Science experiment is making progress. Do you think the bulb that is in the dark will continue to grow so well? Your predictions were fantastic - so much detail!!! I loved your yoga poses - I wish I was as co-ordinated as you and I thought your meditation spot was perfect! I cannot believe how much you achieve in a day Milana, and you even had time to work on your spellings too! 

James - What a super Monday you have had! It was lovely to see you sitting down to read your new book with your mum and I see you have been keeping up with your daily phonics lesson which will really help with your confidence. Fantastic Maths work too - great to see that you used your number bonds to 10 to help you. I loved the photos of you setting up your Science experiment and your predictions seem very sensible too. A fantastic day James, well done. 

Sarah - Your work came to me a bit jumbled up but I think you have had a really good go at using the conjunctions 'if' and 'that' - well done.

Layla - Thank you for sending your baking photos to me. It looks like you had great fun making them too. Your English work is fantastic. You have done a great job finding the features and have included more than one example so well done. It looks like you sailed through the Maths and I can clearly see you have used known number bonds to help you which is super. You answers in the comprehension activity are spot on and show you have understood the text very well. 

Amelia - Loving the treadmill Amelia; it really fits in with our mental health work of keeping active and you didn't look tired at all.! You have done lots and lots today which is excellent. Thank you for the reading video too - it was lovely to hear. You seem really confident reading that book so I think we should move you up another book band :) And what can I say about all your English work?! What a superstar you are! Well done Amelia, I think this will really help you to feel more confident with your English now you're all caught up. I am super impressed! 

Henry - You have made an excellent start to the week! So much work! You have done a great job finding the features in English and your answers show you have understood the comprehension text very well. You seem confident with today's Math and it was great to see that you used known number bonds to help you add more efficiently.  

Nylah - Well done for keeping up with your learning by completing your workbooks and reading your reading book with Grandma. I see you have been practising tens and ones, 2D shapes, counting in twos and number bonds - wow!

Stevie - Mmmmmmm that pizza looks delicious! You have done a great job with your Maths, especially with those tricky last couple of questions and I can clearly see in your working out that you have used known number bonds to help you add more efficiently. You have successfully found the features of a diary entry in English. We are going to do some more work on adverbs so don't worry if you found that a bit tricky. Your predictions in Science seem very sensible to me and I know you have already been super busy with all your planting. Your answers in your comprehension activity show that you have understood the text very well. You look mega proud of your merit Stevie, and so you should be! Your efforts with your home learning have been sensational and I always look forward to your emails to see all the exciting things you have been up to. 

Here are your jobs for today:

Maths

Today is the final lesson of our Addition and Subtraction unit. I would like you to complete the activity sheet below which will provide you with the opportunity to revise the different topics we have covered.

If this is too tricky – Have a go at the ones you can do or complete the support version instead.

English

Today we are going to look more closely at verbs. Remember verbs are doing words and you did a great job of finding them in Syd’s diary such as lurched, plodded, lazed, chugged, churned and turned.

Try to think of as many verbs as possible related to our Explorers topic. What might an explorer do? e.g. roam, wander, row, trek, search, climb, sail, discover etc. Can you think of any more?

Diary entries are written in the past tense. Today we are going to learn how to write past tense verbs. I have attached an activity sheet for you below, which leads up to you using past tense verbs to describe the achievements of some famous explorers.

If this is too tricky – Only change the verbs where you can simply add ‘ed’.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Have a go at answering the questions on the powerpoint about one of the illustrations from ‘Super Duper You’. You can watch the story being read out loud by the author and illustrator, Sophy Henn by clicking the link below:

Puffin Storytime | Super Duper You | Sophy Henn - YouTube

RE

In today’s Good News story, Jesus feeds 5000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish! You can watch the story here.

I have attached a word mat for you to help you retell the story in your own words. I do not mind how you would like to do this – it can be as a story or a comic strip, or you could film you role-playing or performing the story out loud - the more creative the better! If you are struggling for ideas, I have attached some sequencing cards. You could put them in the right order and then write a sentence for each one.

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 The Loaves and the Fishes Sequencing.pdfDownload
 The Loaves and the Fishes Word Mat.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Addition and Subtraction.pdfDownload
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Monday 1st February 2021

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a nice weekend and are ready to hit the ground running with another week of home learning!

Here are my shout-outs from Friday:

Ava - Well done on your conjunction work. Your maths work on number bonds looks really accurate – I bet you are getting much quicker at recalling these facts. Great job too with the art hunt and your Little Miss.  Does she have a name?  It was lovely to see you on our Google Meet and merit worship and brilliant to hear what a great day you had on Friday. Thank you for all your work and an excellent spelling score too. I love that you get your mum to give you a bonus spelling like we do in school!

Alice - Well done Alice for all your hard work on Friday! I see you were all done nice and early today, which leaves you with the rest of the day to play! Your Maths is great. I'm really glad you spotted what had gone wrong in the final question, as this is a really common mistake to make. Well done on a brilliant spelling test score and for making a start on learning next week's spellings too. Your sentences using ‘because’ and ‘if’ are great too and you have done a brilliant job editing the text in your computing lesson. 

Dhillon - Fantastic work Dhillon! You have done a great job with your spellings and have completed so much Maths this week! Keep up the great work. 

Max – Thank you for your fantastic work on 2D shapes. Great to see you enjoying yet another book too Max! Your sentence about living on an island is brilliant and of course that is where you would like to live given that you love birds! Well done for your spelling test and more great Art work too! I especially loved your dandelion painting.

Anna – You’ve done a super job editing the text using a computer. It looks like you have a very good understanding of bonds to 100, especially as you have got the very last question right. Well done for getting full marks on your spelling test and it looks like you’ve made a great start on learning next week’s already!

Jack – Well done for your super work on number bonds in Maths and your English work on conjunctions. You are really persevering with writing on the screen, I know it is not easy! Keep going Jack, you are doing a great job!

Kaleb - A very impressive spelling score – congratulations! Those bonds to a 100 are really important so well done. Great ICT; I know how much you enjoy the computer tasks.

Milana – I’m glad you heard Mrs Haines reading out your name on Friday – you are doing great with your reading. You are also doing fabulously well with your spellings too – full marks again! It looks like you have understood bonds to 100 really well too and have got all your questions right so well done. Well done for using base 10 and a hundred square when it got tricky. Congratulations also on another 100% on your Accelerated Reader quiz. I’m glad you enjoyed the computing task – you have done a super job editing the writing. I love a good game of Mouse Trap too! It looks like you had a great weekend and got up to all sorts. My little girl likes doing mosaics too and your unicorn biscuits look delicious!

Mahrahaza – Your opening sentences for the diary entries were super and very entertaining to read so thank you! You’ve also had a great week with our Maths. You seem really confident with subtraction arithmetic, comparing number sentences and bonds to 100. 

Layla - Thank you for all your work on Friday. A super spelling score, great number bonds to 100 and well done on your ICT work too. I always know I can rely on your work coming in every single day, so thank you and well done!

James – Congratulations on a super spelling score! You should be very proud of yourself, well done. I can see again that you have been keeping up with your reading and I bet you are really growing in confidence now. You have also been really busy doing all those Maths sheets and have got all the questions right, so well done. Great work in computing too – you’ve done a great job editing the text.

Isabel – Congratulations to you on your fantastic spelling score! You have done a great job with editing the text in computing. I was very impressed by your Maths, especially all that working out and that you drew your own hundred square. Great idea! I also see that you have made a good start on learning next week’s spellings already. You have had a fab week Isabel, well done!

Stevie - It looks like you've had a fab weekend. I can't believe what a successful bird watcher you are! Do you know the names of the birds you spotted? Well done for all that planting too - keep me posted with how they get on. Fantastic work too on bonds to 100 - great to see all your working out.  You've also used conjunctions well in your sentences. Your cake looks delicious and your mum is very lucky to have had breakfast made for her. It looks like you are having a fantastic time learning at home Stevie, well done and keep up the hard work.

Ava-Grace - The super speller strikes again! Well done Ava-Grace on another fantastic spelling score. You've done a great job editing the text in computing and a super job on number bonds to 100 too. Today we are planting seeds in class. How are your hyacinth bulbs getting on?

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are adding three 1-digit numbers. Remember to look for those number bonds to help you! The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Just complete questions 1-4. Use equipment to help you.

English

Today you are going on a treasure hunt but for different kind treasures!  That’s right Year 2, we are looking for language gems! We are looking more closely at the main section of Syd’s Diary and are hunting for certain words, which help the diary entry to flow and to sound more interesting.

Watch my video and then complete the table below with examples of the language features in Syd’s Diary.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Today’s comprehension activity is on a text called ‘Super Duper You!’ I chose this text as it is Mental Health Week this week and it is all about the different feelings and emotions we have that make us who we are.

Science

In Science this week, we be recapping seeds and bulbs. We will be discussing the best way for seeds to grow. We will be thinking about whether plants need water and sunlight. Your main task is to plant four seeds and place them with different conditions, if you are unable to plant four of the same seeds in different pots then that is fine. I will be sending photos of what happens to the seeds that we plant in school. You will plant one seed and give it water and sunlight, another seed without water but with sunlight, another seed with water but without sunlight and the final seed without water or sunlight. You will use today’s activity sheet to record how you think these four different seeds might grow. You may write your predictions or if you find this too tricky then you may draw your predictions but you must include labels. I would love to see your images of you planting your seeds as well as your predictions on your activity sheet so please share these with me! I hope you enjoy your planting, let me know if you need anything from me! Miss Breen

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 Grandad's Island Diary Entry WAGOLL.pdfDownload
 Language Features of Diary Entry.pdfDownload
 Language Features Syd's Diary.pdfDownload
 Science - Seeds and Bulbs.pdfDownload
 Seed predictions.pdfDownload
 Super Duper You - 60 Second Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-2-WO16-Add-three-1-digit-numbers-2019.pdfDownload
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Friday 29th January 2021

Hello my little munchkins! The weekend is upon us once more! Last weekend, I asked for some pictures of you enjoying some screen-free time playing board games and you did not disappoint! This weekend, I would like you to spend some screen-free time making something you can eat! Don’t forget to send me your pics!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking-recipes

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/easy-recipes-for-kids.html

Have a lovely weekend everybody,

Love from Miss Martin xxx

Some shout-outs from me:

Accelerated Reader

Silver Club: Freyja x5, Anna

Gold Club: Stevie x5, Freyja x4, Anna, Layla x3, Milana

Words Read:     

1. Freyja 110,8172

2. Alice 17,258

3. Stevie 11,300

Maths and Spelling Shed

Maths Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Ebony, Nylah, Anna, James, Alice, Isabel, Layla, Dhillon.

Spelling Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Ebony, Nylah, Freyja, Maisy, Ava-Grace, Anna, Sadie, Henry, Oscar, Willow, Alfie, Kaleb, Amelia, James, Alice, Isabel, Layla, Dhillon.

Amelia - Fantastic to see you doing your Phonics lesson online and I am glad you enjoyed your lesson with Miss Mitchell. It sounds like you are doing really well with your reading. Your job advert for the Endeavour was fantastic and includes all the information I asked for. You have also done a super job on the Maths too. Great work all round Amelia - keep it up!

Dhillon – Wow Dhillon you have been working really hard on your number bonds to ten and have done a great job putting the pictures from Syd’s Diary in the right order. Keep up the great work!

Henry – Brilliant work on ordering the pictures from Syd’s Diary and well done for completing some extra writing on each part of Syd’s day! It looks like you have a good understanding of comparing number sentences. Well done for completing your daily Phonics lessons and your job advert for the Endeavour was great! You have also completed lots of number bonds and had a really good go at using contractions. Keep up all the hard work Henry – you are doing a brilliant job.

Sarah – Well done for working hard on your column subtraction. They were all a bit jumbled up on the page when I opened it but did you get most of them right?

Ava – Well done Ava. You have done a great job on your Maths work comparing number sentences, your text messages in RE show you have understood the story and you have correctly ordered the pictures from Syd's diary. Keep up the hard work – you are doing a brilliant job!

Stevie- Wow I can’t believe how fast your cress has grown in just one week! You have done a brilliant job on comparing number sentences in Maths and look to have a really sound understanding of it. Well done for drawing out the pictures in English – that is dedication and I am impressed! Well done for all your sums in Maths. I also really liked your Mr Men drawings. I know you have been reading a lot of these books recently and they have a lot of tricky words in them so well done!

Max - Oh my goodness Max your reading is coming along amazingly - I almost got a little emotional watching your video. I loved your expression on the word 'Pop!' You have been so busy again - super work in Maths (and Mum for drawing all those shapes out!) and great to see you are practising your spellings. You have done a great job labelling the parts of Grandad's ship and your pictures of Mr Bump are brilliant. The extra paintings of the poppies and the pineapple you have done with Mum are truly beautiful and look like they have been done by a professional! 

Mahrahaza - Well done Mahrahaza for all your hard work - super effort with column subtraction in Maths and you have done a great job answering the questions on Look Up!

NylahNylah! Your performance of that poem was wonderful! You are so confident and read out the lines with such expression in your voice. You are proud of yourself and I am too!

Milana- Well done for getting 100% on your Accelerated Reader quiz! Your Mr Men/Little  Miss drawings were brilliant. You have also been working really hard on your number bonds and contractions. Also if I was going to place a bet, it would be on you getting full marks on your spelling test this week!

Shout-outs from Miss Breen:

Kaleb – More super arithmetic, good understanding of our ‘if’ and ‘when’ conjunctions and super art work. All these will go to Mr Bullock too, as he loves seeing your work.

James - Well done James, you have sent lots of great work to me. I love your Mr Men; did you enjoy this week's theme? You have done really well with the conjunction work and great arithmetic too.

Alice – It is great to see that you have worked so hard to get ALL of your work completed. You have successfully answered your quick subtraction as well as worked hard to correctly answer all of your activities around ‘when’ and ‘if’. Well done!

Anna – Thank you for all of your hard work today to complete all three of your tasks! I love that you have continued your number bond challenge; do you think you will be quicker next week? I cannot wait to share your artwork with Mr Bullock; Little Miss Twinkle is my favourite!

Layla - Great arithmetic and conjunction work, I am so pleased that you managed to complete both versions of the worksheets! I love your Little Miss. What made you choose that one? Even better that you linked it to your reading. Well done Layla!

Isabel - That looks like a lovely book to start at bedtime Isabel. Well done on your arithmetic subtraction and for doing all the conjunction work too. I love your Little Miss, so will Mr Bullock as I will share with him too.

Ebony - Well done Ebony on your conjunction work - it looks really accurate. Excellent arithmetic subtraction - are you getting quicker with your recall?

Ava-Grace - Ava-Grace your English work is fantastic! I am so pleased that you managed to have a go with the tricky subordinating conjunctions. Well done for having a go at Maths, don't give up just yet! You can always go back to these questions at another date. I absolutely love both yours and your mums Mr Men/Little Miss. You look like you worked really hard on that, well done!

Milana - Amazing work Milana! You have done a great job of both your Maths and English and your Little Miss Princess is fantastic! I can't wait to show Mr Bullock.

Nylah - Gorgeous work Nylah! I can see that you have worked really hard on both Maths and English today. I also absolutely love your Little Miss!

Stevie - Wow Stevie! You have completed the work that I set you for the day and more!! You have correctly answered your work around coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and I LOVE your Mr Weird.

AvaThank you Ava. Well done on your conjunction work. Your maths looks really accurate - are you now able to recall these facts quicker? Great job with the art hunt and your Little Miss. What name did you decide on?

JackGreat idea Jack - very inventive! I love Mr Forty.

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are looking at Bonds to 100. The link to the video is here and the activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – There is a support sheet below, which is a recap on number bonds to 10 and 20.

English

It is Spelling Test day!!! Next week’s spellings are attached below. Everyone has the same spellings next week as they are on the Year 2 words that we have at the back of the classroom and Boris says everyone should be able to spell at least some of them correctly in their writing!

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Here is the link to today’s lesson.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Again, use the time to complete a spelling activity, read your reading book and/or complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

Computing

Miss Breen has sent some resources that will help you to learn how to edit text on a computer.

 

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 Editing 29.01.21.pptDownload
 Editing text activity 29.01.21.docxDownload
 Spelling Shed Scheme Stage 2 Lesson 18 - Challenge Words - Lesson 18.pdfDownload
 Support Version - Find-and-make-number-bonds-to-10-and-20.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-2-WO15-Bonds-to-100-tens-and-ones-2019.pdfDownload
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Thursday 28th January 2021

Good morning Year 2! Last week we won the treasure competition in merit worship but I am struggling to think of a reward that everyone can enjoy while some of us are at home and some of us are in school. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

Shout-outs from yesterday:

Layla – Well done for ordering the pictures from the diary entry and for some great Maths work on comparing number sentences. I loved your job advert for Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour – you have included lots of detail on what the job involves. Plus your drawing of the cat from ‘Look up!’ was fab!

Alice – Another fab day of home learning for you. You have ordered the pictures from Syd’s Diary correctly, done a great job of comparing number sentences in Maths and I really liked you job advert. You made the job sound very appealing!

Max – Well done for some super work on shape in Maths. You have done a great job with the setting description in English and I see you have been practicing your spellings again. You have also completed some painted some lovely pictures in Topic. To say you weren’t feeling well, you have worked very hard. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Ebony – Thank you for sending your work to me today. More super maths; you seem to have really understood the comparing number sentences. Well done for getting going with the English today too. 

James - Well done on another top day! You have worked really hard on the Maths. We will do some more work on this as some of your inequality signs are the wrong way around. Can you remember how we said to remember it?  Well done on ordering the pictures from our story and for keeping up with your reading. I love your wanted poster. Would you want a job on Captain Cook’s ship?

Jack – Super work today. You have gotten on with all of your jobs so well done. You seem to have really got the hang of comparing number statements. You have ordered the pictures correctly in English and done a lovely job application. Would you want to apply for a job on Captain Cook’s ship? Your drawing of the cat is fab too!

Anna – Your poster is brilliant – I like how you found your own pictures to go on it and have included the information under different sub-headings. You have ordered the pictures correctly for your English task and seem to have a solid understanding of comparing number sentences. Your drawing of the cat is fab too. A great day, well done Anna.

Kaleb - Well done Kaleb you have had an amazing day yesterday! Glad you are teaching Mum a few things too. Thank you for sending all of your hard work to me. The Maths is great, your pictures are in order and I love that you have used Word for your topic. Keep going with this great routine for your home learning!

Isabel – Wow you have had a great day! English, Maths, Reading and Topic! You seem to have a good understanding of comparing number sentences, you have ordered the pictures correctly in English and I loved your poster. You have included all of the information I asked for so well done. Your drawing of the cat was fab too!

Ava-Grace – You have done a brilliant job with comparing number sentences in Maths and ordering the pictures in English. You are smashing the home learning Ava-Grace!

Milana – Amazing drawings yesterday! I can tell you have really taken care with them. Your poster is fab and it contains all the information I asked for. You have ordered the pictures correctly in English and it looks like you have a solid understanding of comparing number sentences.

Nylah – Well done on your great work comparing number sentences in Maths. You have ordered the pictures correctly for your English task. I am very impressed that you have also been practising your handwriting and times tables. Times tables are coming up as one of our next topics in Maths.

Sarah – I was so happy to hear from you yesterday. Thank you for sending me your lovely picture and those sentences to go with it. So many noun phrases! Great effort in Maths too. I have also been looking through all the work you sent to me in the blue folder– I can see you have been working really hard on catching up. 

Here are your jobs for today (from Miss Breen):

Maths

Today in Maths, we are continuing to work on our mental maths skills but today we are subtracting numbers up to 20. It was lovely to see how hard you all worked last week to complete your addition number bonds. Again, the reason behind this is to improve your mental maths skills for when quick maths is needed. I know you have been working on column subtraction with Miss Martin so this will help with that. The same as last week, I have provided you with 50 subtraction questions for you to answer up to 20, I have also added a few trick subtractions where you may have to use column method. 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. You should be able to complete these in your head but if not it is fine to use your fingers or drawings to help. There is a support version of this activity which are subtraction number bonds to 10, you may use if you find subtraction 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 again from the last few weeks? I would love to hear if your time has improved from the last time you did it! An additional challenge for you would be to turn some of those calculations into fact families. An example would be 15 – 5 = 10, 15 – 10 = 5, 10 + 5 = 15, 5 + 10 = 15.

English

In English today, we are looking at recognising and using the subordinating conjunctions ‘when’ and ‘if’. 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. There is also a support version of this activity today using the co-ordinating conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘but’, please only complete this activity if you are unable to complete activities 1 and 2 on the sheet for ‘when’ and ‘if’. The activities on the ‘when’ and ‘if’ get progressively trickier as you work through so just do as much as you can. Please let me know if you need any help and I will get back to you as quick as possible.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s Phonics lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Please use the time to practice your spellings, read your reading book and when you have finished it, complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

Art

Welcome to your Thursday afternoon Art lesson with Mr Bullock. This week, the theme is Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Men and Little Miss characters. The Art Hunt and all the resources you will need are attached below.

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 50 subtraction questions 28.01.21.pdfDownload
 Mr Men AH A KS1.pdfDownload
 Mr Men AH IMAGES.pdfDownload
 Mr Men AH Q KS1.pdfDownload
 Recognising when and if 28.01.21.pdfDownload
 Recognising when and if 28.01.21.pptxDownload
 Roger Hargreaves STAGE BY STAGE.pdfDownload
 Support version 28.01.21.pdfDownload
 Support version and and but 28.01.21.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 27th January 2021

With an adult, for one of your tasks today, please can you fill in our children's home learning survey: https://forms.gle/H9j6zrfdj9Dt14vo9

James - Well done James on all your hard work. It was great to see all of your working out in Maths - it looks like you have a very good understanding of column subtraction. Well done for joining in on the Phonics lesson and it looks like you've been doing lots of reading which makes me very happy! Great job on the diary openings in English and your Science work too. The RE shows you have really understood our story too. Keep up the brilliant work. 

Ava-Grace – Well done for giving the Maths a go today and I thought your opening sentences of a diary entry were great. Who were you pretending to be?

Nylah - Thank you for your Maths work. Knowing those 1-digit subtraction facts will really help you when you start to do 2-digit subtractions with your mum. I hope you had fun on Friday night playing Mario Party. 

Anna – Well done on completing all of your work today. I’m going to guess that you wrote the opening of Ariel’s diary?! You have done very well with the sentences, Maths and RE. Who had faith in the story of Jairus’ daughter and how did Jesus prove he was the Son of God? Don’t worry about completing a test every day, especially now you are reading longer books. I am also able to see how many words you read!

Ebony – Thank you for your Maths today. I think you are now ready to try subtracting two-digit numbers.

Layla – Well done for all your hard work. I like your thinking with the RE (we actually had the same conversation in class!) but Jesus would ok with this as we are spreading the Good News, our mission for the week. Thanks for your diary openings and more super maths. 

Max - Wow I am super impressed with your homemade jigsaw based on Jairus' daughter - you mum is very talented too! Well done on labelling the objects in Grandad's attic and for all your hard work in Maths and Spellings. I liked the golden house you made in Minecraft and your Art work is amazing. Well done for drawing the holy family as this is something we have learned about in RE. Your tulip field was fantastic too - I like how you took your time and completed it in different stages.

Alice - What a fab day you've had! You have completed all of your work - English, RE, Maths, Reading and even managed to plant some tulip bulbs with your sister. You are working so hard at home Alice, keep it up.

Milana - Well done for your excellent diary openings in English - you have understood the task very well. Brilliant effort in RE and I bet you whizzed through your Maths today. Well done for your sentence work too. Another great day Milana, well done. 

Kaleb - Well done on making such great progress with the Maths and being so confident now. Lovely RE as your messages show you understand it really well. A good start to our diary writing; we will continue on these over the next few days.

Stevie - Wow I think we have a rock star in the making!!! Such great enthusiasm Stevie, I was blown away! Not only that but you managed to complete two sets of Maths, all your English, RE and Reading activities. You really are a superstar!

Nylah - Awwww I loved the video of you doing your Maths! You seemed so confident explaining it out loud so a huge well done! You've also done a great job on your diary entry too. Keep up the great work Nylah.

Amelia - Well done for your Maths, you really seem to have got the hang of it. It was good to hear you have also been reading and practising on Spelling Shed. I hope you enjoy your session with Miss Mitchell today - she is really excited too!

Jack - Thanks Jack for both emails from the last two days. It's seems printing out is working out much better for you! I can see what a great job you have done. Super Maths, Phonics, Spelling and Science. 

Dhillon - Wow Dhillon you have been so busy! Brilliant job in Maths and RE. Keep up the hard work. 

Henry - I love that you have been able to pursue your interest in dinosaurs - those feet are fab! Great work in Maths and super sentences too! I'm glad that using the toy figures helped you in Maths. 

Isabel - Well done on this great work. I can tell you are keeping up with our spellings. You seem to be more and more confident with our column subtraction and your two text messages really show you understand our story. Keep trying to do our English too. If you have any problems with it let me know.

Ava - Well done for your Maths, Spelling and Reading. Try to keep going - you are doing really well with your home learning and making lots of progress!

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are going back to comparing number sentences, which is something we found a bit tricky last term because we were not careful enough with our working out. Remember you will need to work out the answers to both number sentences before you can use the symbols to compare them. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below.

If this is too tricky – Just do questions 1-5 and leave questions 6 and 7 out. Use equipment to help you to add and subtract the numbers.

English

Today we are looking at the main section of a diary entry. Read the main section of Syd’s diary entry again. It includes everything that happened in the right order. Using the information in the diary entry, can you put the pictures in the right order to show the sequence of Syd’s day?

If you don’t have a printer, number the pictures and write them down in the right order e.g. 5, 3, 8, 1 etc. or you could have a go at drawing the pictures if you are feeling ambitious!

Phonics

My Phonics Group

The link to today’s lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Visit the Puffin Storytime Draw-Along and watch the illustrator of ‘Look up!’ Dapo Adeola draw Luna the cat in six easy steps. Then grab, your crayons and have a go yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSkihS5mm-c&feature=youtu.be&t=357

Topic

Watch the video about Captain Cook again. His ship was called the Endeavor and Cook introduced some strict and innovative rules in order to keep his crew healthy and safe. He required his men to bathe every day, the ship to be kept very clean, and the bedding to be aired twice a week. He also brought lots of fresh fruit to keep his men from getting scurvy. These rules and planning helped his men to stay healthy throughout the long voyages ahead.  Can you create a poster advertising a job on board Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour? Include a picture of the Endeavour and don’t forget to include the rules that a member of the crew would have to follow, as well as the perks of the job i.e. fresh fruit, the opportunity to track the planet Venus and explore the Southern Continent!  

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 Grandad's Island Diary Entry WAGOLL.pdfDownload
 Sequencing Pictures - Syd's Diary.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-2-WO3-Compare-number-sentences-2019.pdfDownload
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Tuesday 26th January 2021

Hi Year 2!

Here are my shout-outs for today (so far!):

Mahrahaza – Fantastic effort with your comprehension activity – you have clearly understood the text very well. You also look to be super confident with subtracting two 2-digit numbers. You have done a great job of lining the tens and ones underneath each other. I see you have also been learning your spellings and your drawings of Stick Man are fab! I think you are nearly all caught up now which is down to how hard you are working. Glad you managed to sort out the Oxford Owl problem and sorry I wasn't much help!!!

Ebony – Thank you for your comprehension questions on ‘Look Up!’ You have done well subtracting one digit numbers. Can you have a go at two digit numbers today?

Ava-Grace – Fantastic Maths work today-both sheets! I am also impressed that you recognise the different features of a diary entry. It looks like you really enjoyed your Science work – that was lucky that Great Granny Pat had some bulbs for you to look at and plant! I hear they are going to grow into a white hyacinth if you take good care of them. I am just a little worried that you are having too much fun at home and won't want to come back to school when we reopen fully!!!

Max – What a busy boy you have been! Your picture of Grandad and Syd in the jungle was great, as was your matching sentence. I see you have also been practicing your spellings. I really hope your onion and garlic bulbs start to shoot. Where are you going to put them? I am super impressed with your paintings too, all based on your work in Science which is wonderful. I really liked your drawing of ‘Bendy’ – it is really nice to see what else you have been doing and what you are interested in so keep the pictures coming!

Anna - Well done for getting all your jobs done yesterday - English, Maths, Reading and Science and I can see you've taken your time with them all too. Did you think you will get chance to plant a bulb?

Layla - Another great day yesterday Layla - English, Maths, Reading and Science. I'm really glad you were able to plant a bulb. It looks like you had a great time at the weekend playing all those games with your family! Your picture of the dolphin is lovely too. 

Isabel - Well done for getting all of your work done yesterday. Your column subtraction is looking good, the diary is all sorted correctly, the science is in the right order and our comprehension questions. Super day; well done!

Alice - Wow you really made the post of your technology free time this weekend! That is a very impressive structure you and your dad built.  How long did it take you and did you manage to get the roller coaster working? You've done a great job with your Maths, Science and Reading too. 

Milana - I think we have a gymnast in the making! I think it is brilliant you find the time to do your daily exercise and all of your jobs too. Great Science, English and Maths. Are you feeling more confident with the column subtraction now? Glad you managed to plant a bulb too - now lets see what happens!

Freyja - Thank you for sending all your work to me - well done today especially on all your extra work too. Don't worry about the science sheet - your drawings do the job perfectly and I can see how confident you are with column subtraction.

Kaleb - Great news you are in the swing of the Maths Kaleb. What made Science so tricky? Great job with our English and Reading. Looks like you enjoyed some technology free time this weekend too - Uno is lots of fun and is that a sticker colouring in book you have been doing? With a life cycle it doesn't really matter which one you start with but I think it was meant to be the onion first. Don't worry too much - you will have got a lot out of discussing/debating it with your mum! 

Ebony - Thanks Ebony for your Science work. I see you managed to get the pictures in the right order. Don't forget your capital letters and full stops though when you are writing your sentences. I'm sorry to hear you didn't understand yesterday's English. Be sure to watch the video I made today as it will explain everything to you. 

Henry - Thank you for sending all of your work to me - you have been busy! Is that some extra work on dinosaurs I can see too? 

Amelia - Wow both sets of Phonics! Great work in Science too. Your dad looks like he is doing a great job of teaching you column subtraction - you look to have really got the hang of it! Your smile at the end of the video tells me you are really proud of yourself and so you should be!!

Dhillon - Brilliant work on column subtraction Dhillon! I can see you have been working very hard at home with Mummy. 

Ava - Thank you for sending your Maths work to me. You look to be really getting the hang of column subtraction. 

Stevie - Wow look at how well your cress is coming along- you must secretly have green-fingers! Amazing work on column subtraction. Am I right in thinking you have been doing some extra practice as well? You've managed to sort the diary entry correctly and I see you have also been practicing this week's spellings - great work Stevie!

Here are your tasks for today:

The children in class found the column subtraction work tricky yesterday so we are going to have one more practice. I have attached a new video of me demonstrating just the column subtraction method (with no pictures to go with it) but it might be useful to look at yesterday’s videos again. If you already feel confident in solving the calculations like this, have a go at slides 37 and 38 on the Reasoning and Problem Solving Powerpoint.

If this is too tricky – Complete the 1 digit numbers subtraction sheet.

English

Can you remember what the shapes represent? Test yourself using the flashcards from yesterday. I have attached a sheet with the answers on.

Today we are going to look in more detail at the opening part of the text.

You are going to write the opening two sentences of the diary entries of some famous people and characters.

I have made a short video to explain today’s task in more detail. You can view it by clicking here.

If this is too tricky – Reduce the amount of writing to do by completing the diary entry openings for 2 or 3 of the people/characters instead of all 4.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Today’s Phonics lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Below, you will find a second activity based on yesterday’s extract from the book ‘Look Up!’

RE

Watch the story of Jairus’ Daughter. Cut out the jigsaw and piece if together. Talk about what you can see in the picture. Can you identify Jesus, Jairus and Jairus’ daughter? Why is she in bed? What is Jesus’ doing? What might the people in the crowd be thinking?

I have attached a page containing images of two mobile phones. I would like you to imagine that the first phone belongs to Jairus and the second belongs to a friend of his who lives in the next town. What might Jairus tell his friend about what happened today? What might his friend’s reaction be to the news? Write down their text message conversation after Jesus had healed Jairus’ daughter. There is a bank of useful words on the second page.

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 Column Subtraction Practice.pdfDownload
 Jairus Daughter Jigsaw.pdfDownload
 Look Up Sentence Mazes.pdfDownload
 Opening Sentences - Diary Entry.pptxDownload
 RE Text Messages.pdfDownload
 Shapes Answers.pdfDownload
 Subtraction - Numbers up to 20.pdfDownload
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Monday 25th January 2021

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready and raring to go again today! All of your work has been coming in over the weekend so I have lots of shout-outs today:

Nylah – What a great day of home learning! Well done for your great computing work - I bet your mum was thrilled with those questions! You got a very good spelling score and I see you have been practising for next week already! Don’t forget to remove the ‘e’ thought before you add ‘ing.’ I see you have had a really good go at the Maths. We are going to finish it off today as it was quite tricky on Friday wasn’t it.

Dhillon – What a fantastic spelling test result! I owe you a silver sticker!

Ava-Grace - Well done for having a good go with the Maths on Friday and you have done question 3 correctly! Well done again on your spellings Ava-Grace. I have noticed how hard you try with them too and congratulations again on your thoroughly deserved merit. 

Alice – You look to have done really well with your Maths today – how did you find it? Great result on your spelling test and I see you have been practising next week’s already! It looks like you had fun exploring the different symbols on a computer keyboard too, well done Alice. Don’t worry about completing lots of tests on Accelerated Reader because it also counts how many words you have read. If you read longer books, your word count goes up. I have looked and you have read two books but this equates to 17,258 words. I will look into incorporating ‘words read’ into my shout-outs on a Friday so that you are not at a disadvantage if you read longer books.

Isabel – Wow all that Maths! I see you have completed two lots of Maths sheets and some extra challenges too! How did you do on Friday’s spelling test? I see you have been practising next week’s spellings already – great effort!

Kaleb – Fantastic Maths Kaleb – are you feeling confident with column subtraction? Your mum is right; a super spelling score. Then the ICT is great using the different symbols and spacing. Great to see you on Google Meet on Friday too. I hope to see you again today.

Anna – Well, the old proverb ‘Never judge a book by it’s cover’ came true for you! I’m glad you enjoyed your reading book in the end. You have also completed some super Maths which you seem really confident with and have been practising next week’s spellings already. I enjoyed reading your typing – you got lots of ? and ! in there which is really good, well done.

James – Well done for all hard work on Friday . All that work on e-e really paid off with that great spelling test result! You have also done really well with your Maths and seem to be growing in confidence, which is lovely to see.

Ava – Thank you for all your hard work on Friday. You have produced some great Topic work and have done really well subtracting two digit numbers. Your spelling test result is fantastic – have you been doing the daily Phonics lessons too? It is encouraging to hear that you found your reading book easy. When you start your lessons with Miss Mitchell, we will look at getting you onto some more challenging books. All that hard work practicing at home must have paid off!

Milana – Congratulations on your spelling test result and well done for making a start on learning your new spellings. I can see all of your hard work on subtracting two digit numbers. It is tricky but as your mum said, with a bit of practice I am certain you will get the hang of it. You have done a great job on typing your question and exclamation sentences – no mistakes at all! Glad to hear that after your busy day, you still had time for Joe Wicks.

Stevie – Oooops sorry Stevie I got the wrong cat! I have checked again and I can see that they are actually completely different colours so of course it is Tabby McTat! Regardless of which cat it was though it was a brilliant drawing. You have completed some fantastic Maths work and it was great to see all your drawings of the Base 10 for your working out. I like that you have also been busy creating your own board game and have drawn a great picture of a mole (???) Glad to see you also managed to squeeze in a trip to the park on your bike too.  

Max – I can see you have worked really hard on your Maths and Spellings, well done. I loved seeing the pictures of you and your sister on your nature walk. Well done for having a go at reading the signs you’re your woodland painting was absolutely fantastic! I hope it has pride of place at home.

Mahrahaza – Your explanation shows you have an excellent understanding of subtracting two digit numbers. You have completed your story in English and it is exceptionally good, well done. Your choice of vocabulary and the range of sentence types is particularly strong. Great adverbials and I love the line, ‘it seemed this magical place turned into a nightmare.’ Just make sure your capital I is capital and not lower case. Great job on recognising the diary entry features too, and your work on conjunctions. Your typing skills are really coming on too. You are working incredibly hard Mahrahaza, well done.

Layla – Don’t worry I have double-checked and I can see that you have done eight quizzes and scored 100% on each of them. It might have something to do with when I checked before I put the shout-outs on the website. You should have had shout-outs for 4 quizzes last week and 4 quizzes the week before so I apologise for that! I can see all your hard work in Maths too. I hope you are feeling confident with subtracting two digit numbers, it certainly looks like you are!

Henry - Fantastic subtraction work on Friday! Using an abacus to help you is a great idea. We are going to practice subtraction again today to help you become even more confident. .

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

In school, we only managed the first two questions on Friday as it took the children a while to get the hang of it. I have recorded a video, which you can find by clicking on the link below of me demonstrating the Base 10 method, which is the method we used for the first two questions.

Today, we’re going to have a go at the formal column method today for the rest of the questions.  I have recorded a second video of me demonstrating the formal column method, which you can access by clicking on the second link below.

Base 10 method – https://vimeo.com/503446702/fb3f6cc1db

Formal Column Method - https://vimeo.com/503448031/f60d72dd97

If you completed all of the questions on Friday, I have attached some column subtraction calculations for some extra practice. Choose the method you are most comfortable with to work out the answers.  

If this is too tricky - Complete the 1 digit column subtraction activity sheet.

English

During our last English lesson, we looked at the features of a diary entry and we assigned them some shapes to help us to remember them. Use the images like flashcards and test yourself to see if you can remember which feature of a diary entry each of the shapes represent.

Your main task is to do a similar activity to last Wednesday and rebuild Syd’s Diary (the WAGOLL) by matching the parts of it to the shapes on the piece of paper.

When you have finished, read it through again to help familiarise yourself with it.

If this is too tricky - Ask an adult to read the parts of Syd's Diary to you. 

Phonics

My Phonics Group

You will find today’s Phonics lesson here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Look Up! written by Nathan Bryon and Illustrated by Dapo Adeola, is a book I bought for Betsy not so long ago and it is one of our favourites. Please read the extract from the story and answer the questions about it.

Science

In Science this week, we will be looking at bulbs. Today we are going to be finding out if plants can grow from bulbs. Last week we had a look at seeds and the best conditions to grow plants from seeds. A plant can also grow from a bulb. A bulb contains everything that a plant needs to grow, an example of a bulb that you might have found growing in your cupboard before is an onion. Bulbs make sure that plants are protected in the ground during the cold winter months as they provide them with everything they need to grow again in spring. Watch this video to learn more about how plants grow from bulbs.

Today we are going to experiment with growing a bulb, it would be excellent if you could get hold of a bulb from the supermarket to grow (or an onion or garlic bulb in your kitchen cupboards). If you cannot do not worry, as I will record the bulbs progress in school by sending weekly photos and attach a video of what growing the bulb will look like. The instructions for how to plant your bulb are attached in the slides today. Your second activity today is to stick the pictures of the tulip and the onion growing in the right order on your worksheet. Then write a sentence explaining what is happening in each picture, the pictures and worksheet are provided for you. You will need worksheet 2B and picture cards B on pages 2 and 5.

Please do be in touch if you have any problems but I hope you have enough information to complete today’s activities. Miss Breen

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 Look Up 60 Second Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
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Friday 22nd January 2021

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time to put your feet up after all your hard work at home and enjoy the weekend! (After you’ve done today’s school work of course – I am not letting you off that easily!) This weekend I have decided that I am going to turn all technology (phones, tablets, TV, laptops etc. off for an hour or two and play a board game with my family. I’m thinking maybe Scrabble or Monopoly, or maybe even Mouse Trap? Send me some pictures if you also manage to get together around the table with your family to play a board game.

Here are my shout-outs for today:

Spelling Shed: Sarah, Stevie, Nylah, Jack, Maisy, Ava-Grace, Anna, Henry, Kaleb, James, Alice, Isabel, Dhillon and Ava.

Maths Shed: Stevie, Nylah, Jack, Maisy, Anna, Henry, James, Isabel and Dhillon.

Accelerated Reader

Silver Club: Anna

Gold Club - Stevie x 10, Frejya x 4, Milana x 2, Anna x 2, Alice, Layla x 3

Mahrahaza – Your story in English is outstanding, well done!!!  I really enjoyed reading it and I loved the simile ‘like a cat looking for a mouse.’

Jack – Wow thank you for your work on Captain James Cook. I really liked your drawing of him. Well done for completing your comprehension questions too. Do you think you will be able to join us on Google Meet soon?

Kaleb - Your English work on diary features is fantastic. You have shown a good understanding of who James Cook was and what life was like then compared to now. Are you able to join us on Google Meet today? It would be great to see you!

Amelia – Well done on some great column addition work in Maths. It looks like you understood the work really well after a bit of practice so well done for persevering!

Freyja- You have done a fab job of your story ending, well done. You have also gone above and beyond with your Topic work – I particularly love that you stained the picture of Captain Cook to look like it was from the 1700s! You are spot on with your answers to the comprehension questions and that is a lovely picture of a mermaid! Your thank you card to Ashleigh is lovely. Did she like it? Thank you for your English work too on the features of a diary entry-  you are a superstar!

Max - Your drawing of the mouse in the Gruffalo is amazing - Mr Bullock will be so impressed. You've done some super Maths work on related facts, written some great sentences (how did I know you would choose to write about Minecraft?!), done some fab reading and to top it all off you've been learning your spellings ready for your test tomorrow! I hope you enjoyed your chocolate pudding after all your hard work. 

Stevie - Wow Stevie, all that work! You have been very busy in Maths and Topic. Great spelling test result. Did you do your test a day early? Glad to hear you’re enjoying accelerated reader-you are definitely ready for it now and have been quizzing like mad! See the top of the page for Gold and Silver Club. It looks like you're a big Mr Men fan so I have a sneaky feeling you will enjoy Mr Bullock's Art task next week ;)

Here are Miss Breen’s shout-outs for today:

Isabel - Thank you for your work Isabel you have had a great morning. I absolutely love your Axel Scheffler picture. 

Nylah  It is great to hear how hardworking you have been doing your English work and all by yourself as well! Well done, you were able to recognise the use of ‘because’ and ‘that’. Thank you for sending your dance video and plan, I absolutely loved it! 

Mahrahaza - Super mental maths skills :)

James - You have been super busy today. Your Gruffalo is excellent! Your mental maths skills are great and you have understood the subordinating conjunctions.

Kaleb - Well done Kaleb - super work on conjunctions and that is an amazing picture in the style of Axel Sheffler. Plus top mental maths skills.

Ava-Grace – You have worked hard to complete all of the work set for you today! You did a great job with your mental maths and your snail and the whale picture. I also loved that you tried really hard with your conjunctions, even when you found things a bit tricky.

Alice – I am so impressed with all of the activities you have completed today! You have correctly answered all of your mental maths as well as completing your conjunction work correctly. You have even completed the additional activities on the PowerPoint, which is fantastic. Well Done!

Dhillon – Dhillon you have done a great job with your mental maths and managed to finish all 50 questions AND the 30 from the support version. Well done!

Layla - A brilliant day Layla! I love your scarecrow and Mr Bullock will when I share it too. You have done a great job of your mental maths skills and your conjunction work. Well done :)

Freyja – Well done on completing all of your Math’s and English that I have set for today. You did a great job at completing your mental maths as well as showed a great understanding of your conjunctions. I can see that you’ve been very busy!

Anna – Another great home learning day for you! You have worked so hard and really done a great job of your mental maths and you have shown a great understanding of conjunctions. I absolutely LOVED both examples of your art work, I’ll be sure to show Mr Bullock.

Milana- I’m glad you enjoyed yesterday’s work Milana. You’ve done brilliantly with your number bonds and your work on conjunctions. Well done for getting top marks in your Accelerated Reader quiz and your mouse is fantastic! I see you’ve also been practising your spellings ready for your spelling test. Well done Milana.

Ebony- Thanks for sharing your work. I can see all your mental maths work, your conjunction work and the art hunt. Your Axel Scheffler picture is brilliant; I can't wait to show Mr Bullock! Well done.

Henry - Wow look at all your work! You have done a brilliant job with the work on conjunctions and I see you have been working hard practising your number bonds. Your drawing of the mouse from the Gruffalo is fantastic, Mr Bullock will be very pleased!

Jack - Thank you for all your super duper hard work Jack. Your work on conjunctions and numbers bonds are both fantastic!

Stevie - Fantastic work on number bonds and conjunctions. I LOVED your Art work as well-the grumpy cat from Room on the Broom is one of my favourites and you’ve captured him brilliantly.

Ava - What a busy day Ava! You have done loads and a great job of all of it. I love your Gruffalo, and so will Mr Bullock, and your thank you card. Great news about your new reading book and I can't wait to see what happens with your broad beans. 

Here are your tasks for today:

Maths

Today we are moving on to subtracting two 2-digit numbers crossing ten. The link to the video is here and your activity sheet is attached below. Don't worry about completing the whole sheet today - we only got through the first 2 questions so we are going to finish it on Monday. 

If this is too tricky – Complete the support version instead. Use objects at home e.g. buttons or pasta to help you or draw our own number lines to count back on.

English

It’s spelling test day! I have uploaded your list of spellings for next week below.

Phonics

My Phonics Group

Your next Phonics lesson is here.

Mrs George’s Phonics Group

Again, use the time to complete a spelling activity on your new spellings, either from the spelling booklet below or on Spelling Shed. Then read your reading book and when you have finished complete an Accelerated Reader quiz.

Computing

Miss Breen has sent a lesson all about using symbols and saving for you to complete this afternoon. All the instructions you need are included in the powerpoint below.

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 My Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 Support Version - Subtraction Crossing 10.pdfDownload
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Thursday 21st January 2021

Hello everyone,

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 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. 

Nylah - You’ve done some great work today in Maths and English. I’m glad you enjoyed the videos of Captain Cook-Whitby was where he got his first job as a ship owners apprentice. You and mum are doing a great job with your home learning!

Isabel - Wow what a busy day you’ve had! You have done a great job recognising the shapes of the text in English, you seem super confident with the subtraction work in Maths, your answers in Guided Reading are spot on and your Topic work is fab! I hope you enjoyed learning about Captain James Cook.

Anna - What a shame there wasn’t an Accelerated Reader quiz for you to complete! You’ve done a great job finding the shapes in English and well done for completing the extra challenges in Maths. You’ve done lots of Topic work too and sorted the pics really well. Would you have liked to be a member of Cook’s crew? Great job with the comprehension questions too-I love that you are clearly using the strategies you have been taught.

Milana - Thank you for sending your work from today to me. You seem really comfortable with the maths-so much so that you had a go at the extra challenges! You have matched the diary entry to the shapes/features correctly in English and I see you have been practicing your spellings too. I am impressed by all your Topic work  this afternoon. I hope you enjoyed learning about Captain Cook. Your answers show that you have understood the text about Sarah Outen very well. Another great day! I’m glad to hear you are also keeping active with lots of exercise-a healthy body and a healthy mind go hand in hand!

Jack - It was great to hear that you are growing in confidence with your Maths and you have done a great job with the activity sheets. Did you manage to download the English ok because I know you have been having problems. 

Layla - I’m sorry to hear you didn’t feel too good yesterday. Well done for still attempting some home learning though-that is dedication and I’m glad you felt well enough to complete your Topic work because it is excellent! I agree with all the words you have chosen to describe the two journeys-great job. 

Stevie - Thank you for sending more of your work. I see you have been busy practicing your spellings and your answers show you have understood the Sarah Outen text very well. Your thank you cards were lovely. I hope they have pride of place at home! 

Henry - Your drawing of Grandad was brilliant Henry and you have completed some great work on Captain James Cook. I know you like Topic work, did you learn anything interesting about him? You have also been working really hard on your addition in Maths too and have been busy on Maths and Spelling Shed, well done Henry. 

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 o.breen@stfrancisbrad.co.uk

Maths

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!

English

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.

Phonics

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.

Art

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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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:

Maths

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.

English

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. 

Phonics

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.

Topic

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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 Column Subtraction Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
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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:

Maths

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.

English

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.

Phonics

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:

  1. Where did Sarah set off from?
  2. What was the name of the sea she sailed across to France?
  3. How did Sarah get from France to China?
  4. After China, what was the next country she travelled through?
  5. What was Sarah’s first set-back?

RE

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.

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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:

Maths

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.

English

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.

Phonics

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.

Science

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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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:

Maths

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.

English

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.

Phonics

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.

Computing

Miss Breen has sent a word processing task for you to complete. The instructions for the activity are included in the powerpoint.

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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:

Maths

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. 

English

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 _____________.

Phonics

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.

Art

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!

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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:

Maths

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. 

English

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… 

Phonics

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. 

https://ukhosted82.renlearn.co.uk/2250028/public/rpm/login/Login.aspx?srcID=t

Topic

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

Good Reasons

Worst Reasons

1.


2.


3.

1.


2.


3.

 

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf49q6f

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. 

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 Support Version of Maths Activity.pdfDownload
 Topic 13.1.21 Significant People.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-2-WO11-Add-2-digit-numbers-1-2019.pdfDownload
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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:

Maths

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.

English

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. 

Phonics

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!

RE

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.

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 Simone Martini.jpgDownload
 Subtraction Crossing Ten - Support Version.pdfDownload
 t-re-532-ks1-boy-jesus-in-the-temple-activity-sheet-english_ver_1.pdfDownload
 Verbs and Adverbials.docxDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-2-WO10-Subtract-a-1-digit-number-from-a-2-digit-number-crossing-10-2019.pdfDownload
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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:

Maths

Today is a recap lesson from Year 1 (Subtraction crossing ten)

The link to the video is here.

Your activity sheet is attached below.

English

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.

Phonics

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.

Science

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. 

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 Expanded Noun Phrases - Something Fishy.pptxDownload
 Expanded Noun Phrases.docxDownload
 Observing plants and trees 11.01.21.docxDownload
 Observing plants and trees 11.01.21.pptDownload
 Parts of a flowering plant 11.1.21.pdfDownload
 Parts of a tree 11.1.21.pdfDownload
 Y1-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Subtraction-crossing-10-1-2019.pdfDownload
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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!!!

Maths

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.

English

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!

Phonics

My Group:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLr4TXq58jw

Mrs George's Group

Use the time to complete some of the activities in your spelling pack which I have attached below.

Computing

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbhgjxs/articles/z9myvcw

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 Miss Martin's Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 Mrs George's Phonics Group's Spellings.pdfDownload
 Y2-Autumn-Block-2-WO9-Add-a-2-digit-and-a-1-digit-number-crossing-ten-2019.pdfDownload
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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. 

I-pad/Tablet

  1. The easiest way is to take a screen shot of the activity sheet and then open it in your Photos.
  2. From here, tap on the photo and it will give you the option to edit it.
  3. Tap 'edit' and some options come up on the bottom of the screen.
  4. The last option is a circle with three dots in it. Tap on this and it will bring up the option to 'mark-up.'
  5. Tap on this and you will see different pen options come up for you to choose from.
  6. Once you have selected one, you can write directly onto the activity sheet.
  7. 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. 

Laptop/Desktop Computer

  1. Download and save the PDF activity sheet to your computer.
  2. Open the saved version of the PDF on your computer.
  3. On the right-hand side of the page just under the main bar, you will see the option to 'Comment'. 
  4. Click on 'Comment' and then on the 'Drawing Markups' option.
  5. 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.
  6. Now you can draw directly onto the activity sheet.
  7. When you have finished your work, save the document again with the changes you have made.
  8. 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.

 

Phonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4jz3U25Xjk

 

Art

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BE4VcYngQ

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zw7gsk7

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 Adjectives 07.01.21.pptxDownload
 Art 07.01.21.docxDownload
 Main class 07.1.21.pdfDownload
 Number bonds 07.01.21.pdfDownload
 Number bonds 07.01.21.pptxDownload
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Wednesday 6th January 2021

Maths

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.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

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.

Reading

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.

 

Writing

  1. Watch the first 40 seconds of the film ‘Something Fishy’
  2. 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’)            

  1. Write a sentence to give your prediction and explain your reason for this prediction using the following sentence structure:

 I think……because……

  1. Watch the rest of the film. Did you guess correctly?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

RE

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.

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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 homelearning@stfrancisbrad.co.uk 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. 

Reading Books

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.

Username: stfrancisy2

Password: W0ody2!

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!

Spelling Shed

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 homelearning@stfrancisbrad.co.uk and we can send it to you.

Maths Shed

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.

Phonics Play

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.

Username: Catherine_1

Password: Foundation

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