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17.6.22 Week in Review

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Hello from Class Two, 

Maths

We have been working on column addition this week. We did some easy ones to start with and then for challenges we did some hundreds and thousands questions! We also did some work on 3-digit-numbers using sticks and bricks to create thousands, hundreds, tens and ones numbers! 

English

We started the week looking at aboriginal people who were singing, dancing and telling stories about the rainbow serpent!  We have been learning about Australia and animals that live there. We have been drawing the animals and writing fact files about them! We chose our own Australian animals to research and we used books and computers to find facts about them. We then recorded some notes in our books to use later. 

Computing 

We logged onto purple mash to make impressionist paintings digitally using fake water to change the depth of colour. 

Geography

In geography, we have also been learning about the Australian states and capital cities. We used atlases to learn where the different locations were and what the different states were called. We used a colour coded map to help us learn the states and then had a go at making our own! 

Goodbye everyone, we hope you enjoy your weekend! 

From Class Two! 

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10.06.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon all,

I hope you all had nice break during half term! 

We have been busy this week and kicked things off with a super author event hosted by Read Bookshop Holmfirth featuring the Barry Loser author Jim Smith. Jim joined us via Zoom and entertained us all with his stories and artwork! 

Outdoor learning

We read The Scarecrow's Secret and looked at the wonderful Scarecrows that class 6 have made in our woods. We were so inspired that we had a go at making some scarecrows ourselves. It was quite a challenge to make the framework with sticks and knots but we were pleased with how they turned out! 

Maths

During maths lessons, we have focussed on 3D shapes and loved creating shape skeletons with marshmallows and sticks and I was impressed by how much information the class could tell me about their creations! How many vertices, edges and faces the shapes had were just a few points of discussion! Well done year two!

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27.5.22 Week In Review

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Hi all,

Here in Year 2, we have had a lovely final week of this half-term! 

Down in outdoor learning, the class enjoyed Mrs. Pearce reading Jim and the Beanstalk to them. They then explored the woodland and created giant cafes serving wild garlic! 

The children loved guided reading this week as it linked well with our seaside topic. The book of focus was The Fish Who Could Wish and the class came up with their own wishes at the end. Some of them were very interesting! 

Today, we have celebrated the Jubilee during Prom in the Playground and performed the 1950s song Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.

Have a gorgeous half term all! 

Thanks 

Mr. H.

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20.5.22 Week in Review

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Hi all,

This is just a short blog today to say well done to everybody in class!

They have all been so grown up with the quizzes we have been doing and have made me very proud! 



Thanks,

Mr. H.

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6.5.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon, 

This week in Year 2 we have been enjoying learning about the Seaside! We have looked at a little place in Cornwall called Mousehole and have loved listening to the story of The Mousehole Cat. 

During maths, we have looked at money and addition and practised making the same amount of money using various different coins. 

In outdoor learning, the group started a dandelion café and looked at how the seeds travel and self-seed They used tools to look after our wild area and even had a go at planting lettuce, spinach and rocket to grow a guinea pig feast. They also enjoyed the story Christopher Nibbles! 



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1.4.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon all,

This week we have been writing diaries about what it would have been like to live through the Great Fire of London in 1666! 

We have used arrays to multiply in maths as well as reviewing some quiz questions too. 

In outdoor learning, we have been digging and using magnifying glasses to collect minibeasts and also loved the minibeast story too. 

During science, we made a plan to save poor old Humpty Dumpty from his fall. We are going to use different items to try and protect eggs from a fall. 

Please bring in any items the children think may protect an egg on Monday.

Thanks and have a good weekend.

Mr. H.

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25.3.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon,

We have had a fun filled week learning about London and the Great Fire in 1666. We performed some poetry by Paul Perro and after, we tried to create our own rhyming Great Fire poems. 

In PE, we have been doing Tag Rugby and enjoyed some mini-games of Tag Rugby.

It has been a warm spring so far and we have been playing outside on the grass, which has been really enjoyable.

In maths, we have been practising multiplication using twos, fives and tens and also a little bit of time work too. 

We have been in the forest using sticks, stones, grass and seed casings. With those materials we have made pictures to match the storybook called 'The Weathermonster'. We were collecting minibeasts to put in our containers to observe how they move. No minibeasts were harmed! 

During our art lesson, we have been making Great Fire of London pictures with different equipment and sketching too. 

We have been melting chocolate in hot water for science to find out if it changes shape, colour or state. The chocolate melted and changed colour and later, we placed it outside to see if it cooled and changed back to a solid piece of chocolate. 

We are also enjoying listening to the story of Brave based on the Disney film.

Thank you everybody, have a good afternoon. 

Written by Class Two


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18.3.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon everyone, 

We have had a lovely week here in class two, yet again!

We have continued learning about the Great Fire of London and in English we tried writing newspaper articles about the event. In maths, we have focussed on time, looking at months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. 

In history, we explored the reasons behind why the fire spread in London and why it took so long to put out. It has been British science week this week, so in science we have used the theme of 'Growth' to create beautiful posters that we are going to enter into BSW poster competition. The class had a go at playing Ode to Joy on the glockenspiel this week during music.. We are learning all about orchestras and the different instruments involved. 

During PE this week we have had a go at dribbling skills in football and teamwork activities in tag rugby.

All in all a great week - and year two won star table so I'll be enjoying my lunch with the class next Friday! 

Have a nice weekend everyone! 

Thanks 

Mr. H.

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11.3.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon,

We have had a very exciting week in year two! The class have loved getting stuck into more Great Fire of London learning and are impressing me with how much they can remember. Also, the class have shown what brilliant mathematicians they are by solving some hard subtraction problems. I have loved seeing the children in PE this week. They have showcased some brilliant skills in both football and tag rugby. What stars you are! 


We loved dressing in pink for Eden this week and we are very proud of the money raised to support such a special and local cause.


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4.3.22 Week in Review

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Hello all and good afternoon,

Welcome back to a new half term! 

We have had a brilliant week in year two! We started the week off by exploring our new topic 'Fire! Fire!' and the class are so enthusiastic about The Great Fire of London and 1666. We have looked at amazing books that tell the story and tried to visualise and imagine what London would have been like then.

Later in the week we had World Book Day. What a pleasure! Class Two were amazing and loved all the learning based around the book 'The Secret of Black Rock'. We made predictions, wrote descriptions, created fish, debated the environmental issues around the ocean and tried ours hands at being journalists by writing newspaper articles about protecting the oceans and seas. 

Thanks for another brilliant week and enjoy your weekend! 

Mr. H. 

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11.2.22 Week in Review

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Good afternoon everyone,

I have some lovely photos to share with you this week.

We headed out into the woodland as a whole class and used Katie Morag once again as a stimulus for learning. Mrs. Pearce read the story Little Izzy and the children learned how Izzy was set a challenge to find clues around the Isle of Struay. 

In the end, she made it to a lighthouse for a picnic and we mimicked this in the wild area by making our very own lighthouses and having a mini picnic! 

Have a great weekend,

Mr. H. 














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4.2.22 Week in Review

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Hi all and happy Friday,

We have had another lovely week here in class two.

We are continuing to learn about Katie Morag and the class have authored amazing settings to start off their very own Katie Morag story. We even tried to make it joined up writing - how grown up! 

In maths, we have worked with fractions as well as doubles, halves and even brushed up on our addition and subtraction skills.

In Geography, we have recapped on the UK and the four capital cities.

And here are some more lovely photos from the outdoor learning sessions.









 

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28.1.22 Week in Review

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Hello everyone,

Another week has passed here in year two, and yet more learning has taken place. In keeping with our Scotland topic we have been using the Katie Morag Isle of Struay maps to help us brush up on our compass directions for geography and prepositions in English.

We have loved sharing various different Katie Morag stories and are now trying to follow the pattern of Mairi Hedderwick's books ourselves using our imaginations and own ideas.

We have been using cubes in maths to help us work with fractions of shapes and amounts and I can say that the class have worked so hard this week! 

We have made soundtracks on purplemash to accompany our favourite films/games/ cartoons too. 


Outdoor Learning

This week our story was ‘No Place Like Home’ which tells the story of a mole who is looking for somewhere new to live. We think he might have been to visit us at Netherthong as we spotted lots of mole hills on out school field! We played some very energetic team games to keep us warm and used our fine motor skills to tie our ‘wiggly worms’.



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21.1.22 Week in review

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Good afternoon! 

We've gone Katie Morag mad in year two! 

We've enjoy Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers, Katie Delivers the Mail and Katie Morag and Tiresome Ted. 

Here are a few more gorgeous pictures from the outdoor learning sessions this week. Constructing the Isle of Struay! 



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14.1.22 Week in Review

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It has all been about Katie Morag this week! 

The class have loved getting to know the Isle of Struay and getting in involved in the stories. 

So far, we have posted a letter to Granny Island thanking her for helping us sort out the mess we made with the mail and we have also practiced writing in a diary. 

The class have loved getting the paints out to recreate some of their favourite illustrations from the books and outdoor learning this week involved working as a team to make their own mock Isles of Struay! I heard that there was also hot chocolate! 

Here are a few photos: 















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Happy New Year

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Hello all,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022.

Firstly, I want to say thank you on behalf on of all the year two team for all the lovely wishes, cards and gifts that we received! 

The children have returned to school brilliantly and are back into the swing off things in no time. 

We have had a brilliant week making graphs and pictograms in maths, learning about the Isle of Struay and Katie Morag in English and studying the continents and oceans during geography. I'm sure many of you were subjected to the ever so catchy jingle of the 'Seven Continents Song'! 

If you missed it - here is a link to it! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thanks again,

Mr. H.

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Merry Christmas!

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Hello everyone,

Thank you all for all the lovely cards and gifts! It is very appreciated and we, as a team, are very grateful! 

Here is a collage of all the puppets the class has made during their DT lessons over the past few weeks. 

Have a lovely Christmas one and all! 

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10.12.21 Week in Review

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We just want to say a big thank you for coming in and watching our Class Two performance! It was brilliant to see so many of you! 

The class loved the experience and have been talking about it all week! 

Thank you again! 

Mr. H.

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3.12.21 Week in Review

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Hi everybody! 

We started the week off on a cold note and the children made a little time in their busy day to enjoy having a look on the playground and having a play in the snow. 







We have been busy in using hand tools to make decorations and props for our performance too! 





Thanks, have a great weekend everyone! 




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26.11.21 Week in Review

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Hi all,

This week, year two have been focussing on shape in maths and have loved making representations of 2-d shapes with elastic bands and geoboards! We have talked about straight and curved sides, symmetry and vertices too! 

During English, we are using the amazing book, titled 'Journey' as a stimulus for writing and we have be using awesome verbs and adverbs!

We have explored the arctic region a little more and had a go at sewing some puppets, we have looked at healthy eating in science and work hard on our handball skills during PE. Finally, here are a few photos from outdoor learning this week. The children are enjoying different shelters they made!
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19.11.21 Week in Review

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Hi everyone, 

The children have absolutely loved DT with Miss Monday, this week! 

They are working through a puppet design process and started making paper prototypes! 

Here are a few pictures:


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Children in Need-

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

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12.11.21 Week in Review

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Well done for winning the KS1 Mathletics competition this week Class Two! Great effort all round! 

Children in Need-

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

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his Week - 

We have been busy yet again, here in Year Two! 

We have been working extremely hard on our grammar, guided reading and comprehension skills during English. 

In Maths, we have been learning efficient ways of adding and subtracting that don't involve lots of counting on or back. 

During Science, we have been learning about the different life stages of a human! 

Have a great weekend everyone and I look forward to another exciting week! 

Thanks,

Mr. H.

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Remembrance Day 2021

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11th November 2021

Today, the whole school came together and stood in the playground, in their classes, to take part in the 2 minutes silence. During this time, we remembered all of the people and animals who we have lost and those who are still helping to keep us safe. We are incredibly proud of how all of the children conducted themselves. 

Miss H

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5.11.21 Week in Review

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Hi all, 

It's been a busy week back with lots to do!

We have had a grammar week in English and we have been brushing up on our knowledge of key terms such as: nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions and contractions.

In maths, we have worked brilliantly on doubling and halving whilst working on counting up in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 too! 

Here are some shots of our halving and doubling technique! 




Children in Need-

As you may have seen in the newsletter, we will be running a range of fun activities for the children during the week of the 15th November for Children in Need. If you are in a position to donate, we are asking this to be done online via this link. Please don't bring any money into school. Thank you!

https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=4743

Forest School: 

This week we read Room on the Broom. We enjoyed joining in with the story as the witch flew through wind and rain like we have had! We made brooms with sticks and twigs, carved wands using peelers and made some fantastic potions in our mud kitchen.

 



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22.10.21 Week in Review

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Hi all,

There goes the first half-term of Year 2! Well done Class 2 you have been excellent as always! 

Thanks to everyone who brought in food for the harvest collection! The children have loved learning about plants and food. We have joined some live lessons done by the National Farmers Union and designed our own farms to grow food! 

As you all know, our explorers topic has been a huge success! The children have loved learning about, talking about and playing about as explorers! 

Here are a few photos from the week below.

I hope everyone enjoys half-term regardless of what you are doing! 

See you back safe and sound in November!  

Mr. H. 









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15.10.21 Week in Review

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Good afternoon, 

This week we have been measuring liquids in millilitres, writing letters to Ernest Shackleton, having a go at musical dancing to the sound of Annie, comparing Columbus to Armstrong and using watercolours to make an arctic scene! 

Here are a few photos from this week! 

Have a nice weekend! 










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8.10.21 Week in Review

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Good afternoon all!

This week we have 'explored' the story of Ernest Shackleton, his crew and the Endurance further! We have watched real footage from 1914 and looked at the journey until Elephant Island. We still don't know their fate and supplies are dwindling! Will they make it home? We will find out next week! 

In Maths, we are measuring weight in grams and kilograms!  If you are up for a baking project, get the children to help weigh out ingredients! 

We had a brilliant dance lesson this week, in which we had a go at putting together some tap moves! The class were excellent and by the end they all had new moves! 

We finished off the week by taking a sea shanty we have previously covered and editing it to create our own versions, they were very good and it was wonderful to see how confident the class were to share their ideas with others! 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mr. H. 

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1.10.21 Week in Review

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Hi all,

October is here already! I can't believe it! 

Here are a few standout parts of our lovely week in year two! 

Buddies! The children have had the opportunity to say hello to their buddies this week! I have heard several children coming out of school and telling you parents that they have had a play with their buddies from year five! 

Shackleton and the Endurance! We have really been getting into the story of Ernest Shackleton this week. The class have acted out different roles on the voyage and we have watched some fascinating footage of the expedition, recorded by the expedition photographer, Frank Hurley! 

Harvest! We have loved taking part in the live lessons in association with the NFU! We have loved learning about how we end up with food in our homes and where that food comes from! 

Thanks and have a lovely weekend!

Thanks 

Mr. H.


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24.9.21 Week in Review

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Good afternoon.

We have had another lovely week in class two!

As I mentioned last week, don't forget to check for homework on Microsft Teams - logins are found in Reading Record books. 

Here are a few photos from our Dance lesson his week. We have covered Street Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dance so far! 





Have a nice weekend everyone! 

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17.09.21 Week in Review

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Good afternoon,

First off, a little housekeeping!

Class two have stuck in their own log in details for Teams, Spelling Shed, Mathletics and PurpleMash today. You will find these at the back of their reading records. 

- Don't forget to check Teams to find out about homework.


We have had a fantastic week in year two! The class have been so grown up! 

We have started to sink our teeth into our Explorers topic! 

In English, we are reading Shackleton's journey by William Grill. We looked at the real advert Shackleton published to find a crew to join him on the journey across Antarctica and have had a go at writing our own! Some of the class thought the advert should paint a nice picture of an Antarctic expedition whilst others believed it would be better to say it how it is! 

Money, money, money! 

The class have been using money in maths this week. They have added coins up to make totals, added prices up to know how much something comes to and paid with exact change plus they even had a go at working out how much change they would need if they used a larger coin.

We have looked at Christopher Columbus in history too and enjoyed making Antarctic backgrounds with Miss Monday in art! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Thanks

Mr. H.

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10.09.21 Week in Review

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Good afternoon everybody and happy Friday!

I just wanted to give you a quick update on our return to school and the move up into year two.

The class have been wonderful and have loved being in a new classroom. 

They have all grown over the summer and it is wonderful to have them back in school! 

Our topic at the moment is Explorers and to kick it off, we have been singing sea shanties and getting an idea of what life was like on board some ships in the past. 

Check Teams next week for our first homework update and have a lovely weekend! 

Thanks

Mr. H. 

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Friday 16th July 2021

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We've had another lovely week, looking at our Australia topic and the author/illustrator Shaun Tan. We've also made some clay boomerangs and we'll paint these next week on our Australia day!

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Friday 9th July 2021

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We've been very arty in class 2 this week. We are loving our Aboriginal art techniques and this week we attempted dot pictures. Now these were a lot tricky then they look but we really enjoyed doing them. We then used the technique on our whole school 'stones' project, which we really enjoyed and feel very proud of...

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Friday 2nd July 2021

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What a glorious sports day we had this afternoon! I was so proud of all the children in Y2 and KS1 as well as all the staff who organised it and of course Mr Curly Wurly. Well done everyone!

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Friday 25th June 2021

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We are loving our Australia topic in Year 2, from our Dreamtime stories in English to our x-ray pictures in art. We also learned all about the climate of Australia in geography.

Here are just a few examples of our drawings using pastels in a limited earthy palette...

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Friday 19th June 2021

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It's hot, hot, hot this week! But not just in the playground - we've be hot in the classroom with our maths. Column subtraction has been on our minds and we've loved it once again! The children are getting super confident with their methods. In English, we have started our reports on an Australian animal - did you know that a koala can sleep for up to 18 hours a day? 

In R.E. we have been talking about Jesus and his friends - his disciples. We discussed what made a good disciple and made paper dolls to demonstrate all these qualities.

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Friday 11th June 2021

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What a lovely week we've had in this first part of summer term 1. We got straight into our Australia topic, locating the territories and states using an atlas. In maths, we have loved column addition - we did both 2-digit and 3-digit numbers. We also looked at partitioning. 

The have been using the internet to research an Australian animal and we shall use all our facts to write a non-chronological report next week. In art, we stayed with the Australian theme and draw animals using the cross-hatching effect. The children could only choose a natural palette of colours. Here's Robert's wonderful bird...

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Friday 21st May 2021

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This week, the children have been learning all about 3D shapes, they even made some 3D skeletons out of straws and modelling clay. They talked about their properties - about sides, vertices and faces.

We've been busy finishing off our Mousehole Cat stories as well as completing some busy 'quizzes'. I'm pleased to say that all the children worked hard and did themselves proud!

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Friday 14th May 2021

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It's been a busy and strange week in Class 2  - the children have had to cope with different adults in class as well as Mrs Barker being beamed in from home! But they have done a superb job and they should all be very proud of themselves.

Maths has been all about problem solving this week, in fact why not have a go at this problem that the class had to solve on Wednesday...

In English, the children used their story maps from last week to retell the story of the Mousehole Cat. They produced some fantastic work, thinking about all the Year 2 ingredients; here are some examples from Olivia and Thomas...

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Friday 7th May 2021

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On Wednesday we joined 32 other schools in the authority for a virtual author event organised by the fabulous bookshop 'Read'. In the live event with author Philip Reeve and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, well-known for their Legend of Kevin series of books, children heard readings from their new book Kevin and the Biscuit Bandit and took part in a drawing activity.

We've also been looking at 'how people pray' in our RE sessions. We designed our own prayer mats. Here are just a few...

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Friday 30th April 2021

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We've all enjoyed running/walking the mile around the fields today and the weather stayed fine, which as excellent! 

We've been working hard in maths all week, looking at subtracting and rehearsing our 'numberline' skills. This really helped with our problem solving on Wednesday. 

I shared Tommy's writing last week and this week we finished our descriptions. Here's Emma's, which is also presented so beautifully - well done Emma.

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Friday 23rd April 2021

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This week we've started our new book - The Mousehole Cat. Although we have't actually read it - we've been concentrating on this picture:

Then we've written a description of the picture. I asked the children to really think about their sentence starts and we used the alphabet to try to encourage us to use a different start each time. Here's Tommy so far...

A peaceful breeze sways on the coast. Boats are floating along the sea. Calmly, the man is tying up a bag. Down on the beach, there are some seagulls. Expectantly, the cat is looking at the bumpy hills. Fluffy clouds are floating off through the blue sky. Gently, the breeze is moving the sea to push the boats. How does the wind flow through the air? Just then, the man sees a red canoe. 

I hope that you agree that this is fabulous writing! Well done Tommy!

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Friday 16th April 2021

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A huge welcome back to the Summer Term! I hope you've had a lovely Easter. This week we've started out new 'Seaside' topic with lots of talk of holidays and thinking about seaside words. We've been drawing in the style of Nick Sharratt and we even created a whole class poem:

We also made the most of today's weather and the blossom before it blows away. We spent time in the quiet area outside and sketched. This was Rosie's...

Well done Rosie!

Have a lovely weekend.

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Friday 26th March 2021

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We've made it to the end of the spring term - well done everyone for a fantastic transition back into school life. We've had another packed week. The children have been writing about their 'Covid Year' and finished their Great Fire of London board games. They really enjoyed playing them with their partners...

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Friday 19th March 2021

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Happy Red Nose Day! We've had fun outside today, on a Red Nose treasure hunt. The children worked well in teams to find letters all around the grounds. We've also painted our clay model of houses from Pudding Lane. We had some wonderful designs. 

Next week we'll be thinking about Easter in the run up to the holidays.

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Welcome Back!

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Year 2 have had a busy first week back after remote learning. It was lovely to see everyone return to the class with smiles on their faces. We've continued looking at the Great Fire of London and brushed up our maths skills with methods for addition, subtraction and fractions. 

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Friday Roundup 11/12/20

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Today we had the panto 'Wizard of Oz', the children had a lovely time. Thank you to FONS for organising this for the school.

We've had a week of handwriting - really concentrating on our letter formation and ensuring we use ascenders and descenders. I was so proud of all the children - it was really mindful and they produced their best work for a display.

Next week is Christmas week, hopefully you've all seen this note in bookbags:

Year 2 – Christmas week

Next week is our final week and we are dedicating the whole week to Christmas! Children will be involved in variety of Christmas crafts and make cards, calendars and baubles. We’ll doing some Christmas maths, plus listening to carols and stories. Christmas dinner is on Wednesday and our CARE awards will be on the Friday. Christmas movies will no doubt make an appearance and on Friday morning we have our very own Y2 Christmas party in the hall with snacks provided by FONS. Children are welcome to wear their Christmas jumpers/party clothes on the last Friday – but please remember sensible shoes and it is COLD in school! Children will bring home all their Christmas crafts on the last day and we’ll be sharing our ‘Do they know it’s Christmas time?’ song!

We very much look forward to finishing off the year with lots of fun and thank you for your support during the autumn term, we’re sure you’ll all be ready for a restful, peaceful and safe Christmas.

Christmas wishes,

Mrs Barker, Miss Hemingway and all the Y2 team

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Friday 4th December 2020

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It certainly feels like winter! The snow has caused much excitement today but we've tried to concentrate on our learning too! We've got to the end of our Journey stories - the children have written some wonderful pieces and really thought about their sentence types.

We managed to get some fresh air this afternoon and really appreciate a winter wonderland scene - apologies if there were a few wet feet, some trainers are more waterproof than others.

Next Tuesday, PE will definitely be outside, so please come in outdoor PE kits and waterproofs. There's no PE next Friday as it's PANTO time - oh yes it is!

Talking of Christmas, I'll be sending a note home about our plans for the last week of term which is dedicated to the big event. However, here's a peek at our wonderful whole school display on Christmas trees and our beautiful tree in the hall...

 

Homework is on TEAMs tonight - please check this out, there are details of our Christmas song which we'd love everyone to be involved in.

Take care,

Mrs B x

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Friday 27th November 2020

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It's Friday again - the weeks seem to be flying by. We've had another busy week writing our Journey stories. The children are showing real stamina for writing and have been really proud of themselves when they've written more than a page!

In maths, we've gone bonkers about shape! We've been using a ruler to draw our own shapes and thinking about their names. The children have been keen to know what ten sided shapes are called! 

Homework for this week can be found on TEAMS - please check it out. 

Stay safe and have a great weekend!

Mrs B

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Homework Friday 20th November

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Happy Friday everyone. It feels like quite an achievement to get to the end of each week. Thank you to everyone who joined the TEAMS test on Tuesday, it really helped me to understand what can be achieved and what we might do if (I do hope it is an if) we have to close our bubble. It was lovely to see all your faces on screen.

This week has been anti-bullying week and we have been talking a lot about kindness. There is a poster task on TEAMs this week relating to this. We have also started to write our 'Journey' story, which we will continue next week:

Spellings are on Spelling Shed - please have a look at these - as we are really focusing on phonics in the classroom at the moment, we have had less time to practise spellings...

door

floor

poor

because

find

kind

mind

behind

child

children

In the blue homework book there are some more real and alien words to read through - please tick if your child can read them independently. Mathletics this week is about representing numbers in tens and one. 

Have a safe weekend!

Mrs B x

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Homework 13/11/20

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Another busy week has been and gone, with Remembrance Day, Children in Need and the flu vaccination! We've also been learning about Diwali plus all our usual learning. Today we began a little bit of Christmas display work - all classes will be creating a Christmas tree for the hall display so children will see that from the 1st of December when they go for their lunches. 

Thank you for all your support with homework and the phonics reading. We started the phonics checks yesterday and they will carry on each Thursday for the next few weeks. In maths we have been adding and subtracting using the 100 square to help us, the children have become very fluent at this...

Mathletics homework this week is all about adding and TEAMs is about the Arctic. I've set a task using Flipgrid - there is a QR code in the children's homework books and instructions on the TEAMs assignment. PLEASE have a go at this as it looks really fun and is a little experiment as to what we can achieve on TEAMS. I'm also going to be doing a live mini lesson on TEAMS next Tuesday at 4:00pm. More information will follow by text!

This week's spellings on Spelling Shed are:

 write
 written
 wrong
 wrap
 wren
 wrecked
 wrapped
 wriggle
 wrestle

 wrote

Have a fabulous weekend and stay safe!

Mrs B

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Homework 06/11/20

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Well that's week 1 done! It's been nice to be back in the classroom and get on with learning, especially in a world which feels ever-changing at the moment. Rest assured, in school we are staying positive and just cracking on with all our new learning and topics. If you haven't looked at the Autumn Curriculum letter, then please do. You can download it here.

We've been busy designing our puppets this week, and the children even had a go at making their own 'pattern', ready to use next week when we cut out our designs. We had some amazing ideas:

This week's homework is Mathletics - doubling/halving and odds/even (we need to get the trophy back from Y1 , so please do as much as possible!). Spelling Shed with the 'soft c' sound:

race
ice
cell
city
fancy
face
space
bicycle
circle
spicy

Blue books have a real and alien word activity - please read through the words with your child and tick if they can do them without any help. I'll be completing the missed Y1 phonics check over the next few weeks. 

Finally, to keep you checking in with TEAMs, there's a little task on there.

I hope you have a fun, safe weekend - I feel a lot of snuggling in with movies and Lego coming on!

Take care,

Mrs B x

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Happy Holidays!

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So we've made it to the holidays (well almost for me!). A huge congratulations to the children for a brilliant first half term. We've had a lot to cope with but we've done it and it was an absolute pleasure to speak to you all at parent's evenings this week. 

This week we've enjoyed learning all about Amy Johnson and the children wrote their longest piece of writing yet! I was super impressed about all the facts they had remembered about her - why not ask them all about it!?

No formal homework for the holidays - please enjoy some precious family time together. After the hols, I'm going to do the 'Number Bonds to 10 Challenge'. So if you want to do any work - then practise the number bonds to 10 (1 + 9, 2 + 8, 3 + 7, 4 + 6, 5 + 5). Children NEED to be really fluent at this - so that it really becomes instinctive. The challenge will be to stand up and have numbers thrown at them (not literally!) and they have to respond with the correct number bond. So I might say '6', they need to shout back '4'! We'll have a competition to see how many they can get right in 1 minute. All children will be invited to have a go (if they don't want to do it in front of everyone, they can do it just with me!).

Don't forget to join in our balloon race:

Have a lovely holiday, stay safe and see you on the 2nd of November!

Mrs B x

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Friday 16th October 2020

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Happy Friday everyone. A huge thank you to all of you that sent in your extreme reading photos on TEAMS, there were some amazing ones! I think we'll make a display in school of them. I've popped another nice challenge on there for you, so you can get used to using TEAMS. This week, I'm please to see that we were KS1 Mathletics champions! You'll find an adding activity and a fact families activity on there this week. There's also a number bonds to 10 activity in the blue book - some many of the children don't know their number bonds and it is ESSENTIAL that they do - so please spend some time on this activity.

We've finished our 'Shackleton's Journey' book about the famous explorer today, why not ask your child about their journey and what they can remember? We did some beautiful chalk mountain pictures inspired by the book...

Spelling Shed words are:

badge

edge

bridge

fudge

age

huge

change

charge

village

Finally, I just like to share the FONS virtual balloon race link:

https://ecoracing.co/user/page/665

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to 'seeing' you all virtually at parent's evenings next week.

Stay safe,

Mrs B x

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Homework 09/10/20

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Well we've made it to Friday again, the weeks seem to be flying by! This week has been another week of measuring in maths - both weighing and looking at liquids. We played a great interactive game on Tuesday - Mostly Postie, click here to have a go!

Today we've been collaging backgrounds for our paper boats - messy but fun! The children wanted to take them home tonight, but I think we're going to put them on display.

 

Thank you for your support, once again, with homework. Please keep trying to log onto TEAMS. I now have 14 families who have managed, but I'd like everyone - so please get in touch if you're having trouble. I've popped a little activity on there for you to try this week.

Spelling Shed this week is words ending in double consonants:

puff      

fluff     

 bell       

 doll       

 grass    

 kiss       

 buzz     

 fizz       

 clock    

 back

Mathletics is measuring and weighing. There's also a little odds/evens activity in the blue book - it says 'click' on the number but please colour the numbers to show the odds and evens. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs B x

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Homework 2nd October 2020

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It's been another great week in Y2 with lots of measuring in maths and list sentences in literacy. We've also made a great job of our paper boats in D&T:

We had a looked at 'fact families' in maths, so we recognise that once we know one thing, we actually know four things!...

Homework this week is Mathletics (counting in 2, 5, 10 again and sequencing numbers), Spelling Shed:

went
was
why
what
when
who
which

I've added a little task on TEAMs to ensure you get used to using this platform. Thank you to those of you who logged on this week and completed the ship description - there were some amazing ones. If you have trouble getting on, please let me know. Keep up with the reading, I can really see a difference in the children that are reading regularly at home - always write a comment in the diary as I just love to read them and it really does matter to your child. Blue books have a 'dots and dashes' or 'beans and sausages' activity in there, children need look for the sounds in the words and either dot or dash them - sounds complicated, but the children are experts on this and know what to do!

Finally, we've talked a lot about 'independence' in class and being able to just have a go at tasks and activities without the need for an adult to be sat next to them. Lots of children, understandably, have lost a little of their self-motivation and so if you could chat about these things at home, it would really help us out. 

Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and see you on Monday!

Mrs B x

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Planting science experiment

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Thursday 1st October 2020

Today, we started our science experiment where we are comparing how seeds and bulbs grow in four different conditions. These are sunlight and water, sunlight but no water, no sunlight and water, and no sunlight and no water. We have planted our bulbs and seeds and will see how they progress over the next three weeks. 

      

   

Miss H x

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Homework Friday 25th September 2020

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Happy Friday everyone!

It's been another busy week in Class 2. Thank you for your support with homework, and apologies for the Summer Challenge - Mr Hobson forgot to pop these on his blog before the summer. I think we can forgive him with everything that was going on at the time! I'll think of something nice for children to do over the next holidays.

Children have brought home their reading books tonight - we're really focusing on reading in the classroom, so please read with your child and write in their reading record. Reading books need to be in school everyday. 

I'm hoping that you got your letter about TEAMS. Please have a try at logging into this either through the app or on a web browser. I've set a little 'assignment' on there for children to have a go at. As usual there is Mathletics (1 less, 10 less) and Spelling Shed (kn words) to complete, plus some more common exception words - please tick if your child can read them and get them to write them on the line.Blue homework books need to be handed back in on Wednesday or before.

I hope you like the worry dolls the children made in class today, I was super proud of their independence and crafty skills this afternoon. We did some excellent tidying up too!

 

Enjoy the weekend, stay safe!

Mrs B x

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Homework Friday 18th September 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! Firstly a huge thank you to the adults and children for being so organised and coming into school on Tuesday and Thursday in PE kits! The children really enjoyed the new dance session on Thursday. Today we were so excited because we had our first virtual whole school assembly! We gave out merits in each class and the children could see every class and listen to who had been awarded. We were all so thrilled that the technology worked!

This week, we've also managed to get into the woodland area to do some outdoor maths looking at partitioning numbers...

We used sticks and leaves to represent the tens and ones. 

Following on from this, the Mathletics homework for this week looks at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as partitioning. Your child has brought home their homework tonight, which has their Mathletics password at the front. You'll also find their PurpleMash code and Spelling Shed details (Edshed, as it's now know).

I've set a few spellings on Spelling Shed - numbers, please practise these this week for a small test next Friday. Lastly, in the homework book there are two sheets of Year 1 common exception words (red words). Please sit with your children and see if they can independently read each word - if they can just give them a tick. Then they need to write each word on the line. You might need to do a few words at a time, rather than all at once. Ideally, all children need to be able to spell these words.

Thank you so much for your support with homework. Next week I will have some lovely volunteers in school and we will be able to start sending scheme reading books home again.

A reminder that the summer challenge sheets are due on Monday 21st September. Winners to be announced next week!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday!

Mrs Barker

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Happy Friday!

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Wow! What a week it's been. I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of Class 2 and your lovely adults for being patient with our new systems and listening to instructions. It's never easy coming back after the long summer holidays, but this year has been especially challenging. It takes a long time to get our hands washed and go to the toilet but each day we are getting better and better at it!

This week has been all about settling in. The children have quickly got used to our new routines and we even managed a bit of work here and there! We've done lots of talking and listening to each but just having the chance to be back at school, playing with friends has made us all smile.

Here's is the Class 2 curriculum letter, telling you all about this half term. There is a lot of information on there, so please take your time to read it. As you will see, our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure you child comes to school ready in their PE kit. Homework will normally go out on a Friday and I aim to start next week, I'm just awaiting log in details for Mathletics. I will also send reading books home next week. We normally have lots of volunteers in school to help with changing books but things are a little different at the moment - so PLEASE be kind if we can't change books as regularly as we have in the past. Please continue to share books that you have at home for now or look on line at sites like Oxford Reading Tree, for lots of free online books.

As I mentioned, I'm not setting any homework this week - just keep talking to your child/children about any worries (ask them about the worry stick they made today) and do some counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's all the way to 100 and back again - if possible! You can do this activity anywhere and as often as possible.

Have a lovely weekend and see you back at school on Monday!

Mrs B x

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Friday's Final Gallery

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So we made it! The final Friday gallery. Once again, thank you so much for your support and your lovely kind words - I've been crying a lot this week because of them! Here are this week's photos and some special memories too. Have an amazing summer, don't forget to have a go at Mrs Matthew's summer challenge (if you need another copy you can download it here) - I'm off to spend some time with my boys and hopefully get a little relaxing in there before September! Big hugs and lots of love! Mrs B xx

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Photos and Summer Challenge! Friday 17.7.20

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Good afternoon Year 2!

Thank you so much for your fabulous 'Transition Tuesday' work and finally here's a selection of your wonderful photos!

Have a brilliant, well-deserved Summer holiday; I'm very much looking forwards to you all joining me in September. Do check below for Mrs Barker's beautiful final blog to you all. It made me cry when I read it so I am sure it will you! 

     

Freya's gorgeous family photo!                Izzy's beautiful 2D shapes!

Daniel working together with Mum on a fabulous wind-powered lift!

Florence's wonderful idea for one of our class 3 displays!

Jake and Ella having lots of fun in the river!

Millie's super poster all about her and her wonderful family!

Zachary and his very tasty menu!

Amelia working incredibly hard on her shopping!

Izzy's beach maths in Robinhood's Bay!

Zachary working hard on his cooking skills!

Sophia's super 3D poster about herself!

Sam serving a very tasty lunch he made!

Martha's fabulous family poster!

Thank you so much year 2 for your fantastic hard work and your wonderful photos; I'll be creating a lovely display of them for your return in September! 

Have a great Summer and have lots of fun!

Here is a special Summer challenge for you; see how many of these activities you can try over the holidays! 

Year 2 Summer Challenge.docx

Take care and keep your fingers crossed for lots of sun!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews xx

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Remote Learning 17th July 2020

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So 17 weeks ago, I waved goodbye to my wonderful Year 2 class, having spent an amazing two terms with them. It was so emotional, and I didn't have any idea what the following weeks would bring. I wrote on the blog on the 20th of March that 'I will do everything I can to support you all in these uncertain times ahead'. I hope that you feel that I kept my promise - from all your lovely cards, emails, messages and conversations, I think that I have.

I would like to say lots of thank yous. Firstly to the wonderful children of Class 2. You have astounded me by your resilience, your motivation, your ability to produce exceptional work in exceptional times. You have done Lego challenges, baked, written stories, read books in weird places, walked, taken part in virtual sports day, run the race for life, created rainbows and rain makers, painted Aboriginal art. You've kept up with the 6 questions and gone on bug hunts, you've posed for portraits and made ice lollies. You've written letters to your new teacher, drawn with Rob, learned column addition and subtraction - and yesterday you came into school for the 'summer send off' with smiles on your faces and stories to tell. It was wonderful to see you and my how you've all grown! 

My next thank you goes to your adults. It's not been an easy time, I know! But you became teachers over night - you embraced the blog and emailed me with photos and updates. You kept your children safe and ensured they had the best experiences during lock down - all while trying to work from home or juggling jobs. Thank you for all your amazing gifts and cards - at the end of each year, these gifts are never expected but always appreciated and this year especially! Thank you for the wonderful photo book - something I will treasure forever.

I can't write this final blog without a thank you to the rest of the Netherthong team. To Miss H, for sharing the blog with me, as we have the class in 'real times'. I've always known that the class have been in safe hands with Miss H and her creative wonderful ideas have been a joy to read. For the rest of the school team too, who have worked tirelessly in school and at home to keep the school community together while dealing with their own personal situations. I've been in awe at how we have all coped with change and uncertainty.

So onto today...

If we were in class today, we'd be having 'golden time'. "What's golden time?" I hear you cry! Golden time is choice - doing the things you really want to do. So I'd like you to have some golden time together at home today. Here are some suggestions:

Play a board game or card game such as Dobble 

Watch your favourite film and eat popcorn!

Do lots of craft or drawing

Go outside and play with your favourite outdoor toys

Have a go at this 'I spy' activity

Bake your favourite recipe (if it's cake, remember to lick the bowl!)

Try this quiz

Play some party games

Have a mini disco

Whatever you decide to do - have fun and take a few pictures for today's final gallery. 

Have an amazing day!

Mrs B x

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Remote Learning Thursday 16th July 2020

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Good morning the beautiful people of year 2!

I can’t believe that it is the end of a half term and the end of a school year! I would just like to take this time to say thank you! I have loved my Tuesday afternoons and Thursdays and the reason why is you! Throughout this most strange time, you have not ceased to amaze me with your attitude and effort that you have put into all the work that has been given! I thought I would share this creation that I made with you over the weekend, a blueberry cheesecake …

 

If you fancy having a go, the recipe can be found here. What do you think?

I thought that today, as it is my last day with you, I thought that we could have a fun-filled crafty day so here are just a few activities that you could have a go at where you can recycle some household objects:

Tissue box monsters

 

Tissue box guitars

 

Cardboard shakers

 

Treasure wind chime

Egg carton jellyfish

 

Fish natural collage – Here is the templates you could use or you could make your own!

 

Bowling game

 

Here is the science STEM booklet that I posted last half term for you to have a go at a few more of the fabulous activities:

STEM Challenge Cards

I must say I feel very lucky that I still get to see you for a morning next year but I can’t wait to see you today!

Have the most wonderful summer, stay safe and see you all (after 7 weeks off!!) in September!

Love

Miss H xxx

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Photo gallery! 15th July

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Good morning class 2!

Many apologies! I had promised to post you a lovely gallery of photos yesterday and tried all day to do just that! For some reason our blogs appear to be having technical difficulties! We are unable to post photographs at the moment; just typical!! I'll post them just as soon as we have solved the problem!!

Thanks so much for your patience!!

Mrs Matthews

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Remote Learning Wednesday 15th July 2020

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are excited about tomorrow - I know I am! We've still got today to do though first! I thought it would be nice to go a little of timetable today - we would normally do so in the last week of term and we would have had a den building day. So I figured it would be great to have a den building day at home.

Now 'den building' could mean all sorts of things and I want you to really use your imagination. Here are some suggestions and pictures to help you on your way. You might want to choose one to complete or a few of them. Whatever you decide, this activity is all about problem solving and having fun. Don't forget to take pictures of your den, no matter how you decide to make it!

Build a den indoors

You could use sheets, blankets and the kitchen table - make sure you ask your adult first and don't forget to tidy it away later on!

Build a den from Lego or other construction toys

Build a den for a fairy

Build an outdoor den from natural materials

Build an outdoor den from other materials

You might want to name your den or design a flag to go on the top. You might even have your lunch or some hot chocolate and biscuits inside your den! 

Happy den building Year 2! Enjoy your day.

Mrs B x

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Transition Tuesday 14th July

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Good morning Year 2!

I can't believe we are now in our final week of the year; where has the time gone? You'll all be back in school and in class 3 in no time at all! I'm really looking forwards to you joining me; I have lots of exciting activities planned!

Thank you so very much for all your fabulous photos over the last few weeks; they have been wonderful to see every week. Check the blog later today for a 'Mrs Matthews Gallery'!!

Here are just a few activities for you today....

Literacy;

Today I'd really like you to say a very big thank you to whoever has been helping you with all your 'lockdown learning'! It might be Mum, Dad or someone else. It might be Grandparents or perhaps an older sister or brother. See if you can design a very special card for that special person! Write a special message inside too. Don't tell them though; make sure it's a surprise!!! You might want to treat them today too; perhaps a shoulder massage, lots of cuddles or helping to make them a surprise treat!

Maths;

6 questions;

  1. 54 + 24
  2. 76 - 43
  3. 5 x 3
  4. 1/2 of 24
  5. If it is 3 o'clock, what time will it be in 2 hours?
  6. 23 + 22 + 21

Activity;

I'd really like you to have fun practising your times tables in an active way this morning! Here's the instructions....

a. Every time you go upstairs count in 2's

b. Every time you go downstairs count in 5's

c. Try star jumps as you are counting in 10's

d. Count in 3's as you tidy your bedroom (if it's a little tricky, write them down first)

e. Help Mum or Dad set the table and try counting in 4's (write them down first if it's tricky!!)

Reading;

Make a cosy little den in the house or outside if it's warm (fingers crossed) and share a book or two- Mum or Dad could read one to you and you could then read yours! Don't forget to ask each other questions about the books you have read!!

Have a wonderful day and remember to check the blog later today for our photo gallery!!

See you in September!!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews 

xx

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Remote Learning Monday 13th July 2020

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Happy Monday everyone! So this is the final week of remote learning - this is week 17, who would have thought back in March that this was how the year would have unfolded? It really wasn't how I'd planned the year to go but I really have loved blogging every week and seeing the amazing things you've created, learned, achieved and shown great pride in. It hasn't been easy and I'm sure you'll have had days or even weeks of confusion and uncertainty. One thing that is certain, is that we are still a team, Netherthong is here for you and can't wait to welcome you back! 

So this week's 'veg news', I am pleased to announce that we have the beginnings of some chillies and tomatoes! 

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is on today or try ‘I'm still standing’ on Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Geography

Maths

LO: Place Value

So today we're going all the way back to September 2019, and our first maths lesson together! Back then we had '5 questions', and here they are:

1) 8 + 6 =

2) 12 – 7 =

3) Write 5 in words.

4) 4 x 2 =

5) Name the shape: 

I hope that you are thinking 'wow, I've come so far since then!'.

You'll need some playing cards today. Spread out a small pile of cards (if you remember we used Uno cards in class!). Try to guess how many there are, but you won’t have time to count them…you will need to estimate how many are there. About 10? About 20, 50 or 100? Discuss how if we guess an exact number like 57, it is unlikely to be correct, but our estimate might be accurate if we guess something like about 50. Count them and see how close your guess was.

Now, using different items such as Lego, pasta, pegs, paperclips etc - grab a handful, spread them out onto table and have a quick guess at how many you think there are. Don't take too long to look or else you'll end up counting them! Record your estimate and then count the items (check out how you count them - in 1s, 2s, 5s?). You could play this with your adult, let them have a guess too and then see which one of you is the closest to the real amount. How accurate are your guesses?

English

We're going back to September 2019 again in English today. Our first book that we read together was all about this man...

Do you remember who it is? Of course, it's Ernest Shackleton and his ship 'The Endurance'. Have a chat with your adult about what you can remember about him and his expedition. Can you point out on the map, where he planned to go?

Back in September I asked you to make a list of things he would need for his adventure, can you think about the things that were essential to take on his trip? We also created our own motto to help us on our way. Shackleton used  ‘By Endurance We Conquer.’ but we came up with some equally brilliant ones too. Today, I'd like you to think of a new motto - one that would be inspirational at the beginning of an adventure or endurance - you could think back over the last 17 weeks of your own Covid adventure. If you could go back and whisper something in your ear, what would it be?

Geography

Today is our last look at Australia. I hope you have enjoyed this topic, I certainly have and it's made me keen to visit the country when we can. Today is about comparing different cultures and lifestyles in Australia. Read through the presentation with your adult. Now have a go at this activity:

Have a great day and keep adding to our memories wall. Don't forget it's transition Tuesday tomorrow and Mrs Matthews will be taking over the blog.

See you SOON!

Mrs B x

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Friday's Gallery

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Another week has gone by and the weekend is upon us. Thank you for all your emails and for joining in on our virtual sports day. I know the weather wasn't ideal but you made the best of it and it looks as though you had fun! Next week is the last week of the summer term so I have some 'throw back' lessons to share with you to make you realise just how far you travelled this year! In the meantime, here are some pictures from this week (apologies if not all of them are here, our computer system is doing some very strange things indeed!)...and I can't wait for Thursday!!!

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Remote Learning Friday 10th July 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! Another week has gone by, only one more left in the summer term. How did you sports day go yesterday? I think I can describe mine as ‘soggy’, but still fun!

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Go Noodle or cosmic yoga

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Column subtraction

  • 237 + 152 = ?
  • Partition 32 in 3 different ways.
  • 88 - 28 = ?
  • 60 ÷ 5 =
  • What number is 13 more than 54?
  • What’s the time?

I’ve been super impressed with your column subtraction this week. You are remembering to line up your numbers in the correct place value, start from the right hand side and put your answers in the equal sign at the bottom.

Today I’d like you to use this method but with word problems. Let’s do one together…

  1. Peter has 45 conkers and he loses 24 conkers. How many conkers does Peter have now?

 Set your work out correctly…

 Now try the rest on this sheet!

English

Have a look at Purple Mash again today, I’ve set the next chapters of Sam’s Wet Day for you guys as a ‘To Do’. Well done to everyone that completed last week’s first chapter and for letting me know that you really enjoyed them. I’m hoping we can have Serial Mash as part of our Purple Mash package in September!

I’ve loved seeing your 'lost poster's, you really have great imaginations!

Today I’d like you to review The Lost Thing film using this template:

Film Review Template

Creative Friday

As it was sports day yesterday, Miss Hemingway would like to hi-jack this afternoon to finish her Olympics work, so here goes….

Hello there my little chums! 

This week is the last event in our Olympic and Paralympic adventure! You have all done so fabulously and given each event your all so thank you for that! 

Today we are going to look at the heptathlon. On 4th August, Jessica Ennnis-Hill won Gold in London 2012 on 'Super Saturday'. It was called 'Super Saturday' because Mo Farrah, Greg Rutherford and Jessica Ennis-Hill all won a gold medal within 44 minutes of each other. Additionally, we achieved 12 gold medals on that day! 

The heptathlon is an event which included 7 different events. Normally, athletes compete over two days in this sport. The sports that are included in a heptathlon are:

Day 1

  • 100m Hurdles
  • Discus
  • High jump
  • Javelin
  • 200m Run

Day 2

  • Long jump
  • Shot put
  • 800m Run

We have already done part of the heptathlon over this half term and yesterday for our sports day. Over the next two days, have a go at doing the events for the heptathlon in the correct order. With the high jump, you can adapt this by finding something to jump over which can be made higher after each jump or find different sized objects which get taller the more jumps you do! Why not make a soft landing by making a mountain of cushions! Let is know how you get on!

And that is it! We have completed our version on the Olympic and Paralympics! You all deserve a gold medal so here it is …

 

Here is a version you can print off and cut out to wear with pride, you deserve it!

Gold Medal

Don’t forget to keep contributing to the memories padlet:

Special Memories

Have a fantastic day and send me all your photos by lunchtime to ensure you appear in this week’s gallery.

Mrs B and Miss H xx

 

 

 

 

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Our Virtual Sports Day Thursday 9th July 2020

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Good morning to you year 2, I hope you are all well!

Keep your fingers very, very tightly crossed for some sunshine today for our 'Virtual Sports Day'!

Here is the summary of the activities we'd like the children to do and some extra information. We have also added a sheet you can use for your results. Please email us with any queries you have about any of the events. The most important point is that you have a great time. The weather sadly won't be as good as next week but unfortunately next week is exceptionally busy already and we'd like the results for Sports Day by the end of this week if possible. Hope you have a fabulous time!

Please feel free to create your own version, but these are the results that you to send in.

Sports Day Results sheet.docx

Sports Day bulletin.docx

Here are the links to the above files if they are of use.

Enjoy yourselves and do please let us know your results. We will see which team wins in our class and then we'll be able to see which team wins overall! Good luck!

Miss H and Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Wednesday 7th July 2020

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Good morning Class 2! I hope that you are OK today.  A big thank you to Mrs Matthews for taking over the blog yesterday again as part of our transition work. If you have any work to send to her, please email to class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to the memories padlet – there are some lovely ones on there! There’s still time to click on and post your memory:

Memories Padlet

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is back showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle – another recommendation from me is ‘Two Princes’ – your mums and dads might remember this one!

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

R.E.

Sports Day Plan

Maths

LO: column subtraction 3-digits no exchanging

  • 154 + 23 = ?
  • Partition 25 in 3 different ways.
  • 123 - 12 = ?
  • 55 ÷ 5 =
  • What number is 11 more than 46?
  • What’s the time?

 

Have a go at some of the games on here:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html

How did you get on with column subtraction on Monday? I hope you like it as a new method in your toolkit. You might want to use it in your 6 questions now if you think it is quicker than counting up (remember I always say find the most efficient method to use, so sometimes it isn’t the quickest way!). Now you can do two-digit numbers with the column method, you can also do three digits!

The same rules apply:

  • Set you numbers out in the correct place value like so…
  • Make sure the largest number is on the top…
  • Start from the right hand side – so in our case the ‘ones’ column. Subtract the ones and put the result underneath, like this…

 

  • Now subtract the ‘tens’ column and put the result underneath.

 

  • But then you have to subtract the hundreds. Now have a go at this sheet.

English

To get warmed up today, have a go at this grammar game.

I hope you enjoyed the Lost Thing film. If you didn’t get chance to look at it, here is the link to the film. Today I’d like you to design and describe your own lost pet. You can base it on a pet you have or would like or even a completely made up one!

Here is a template to create your own ‘lost’ poster. Remember to really describe your pet using some fabulous adjectives!

 

R.E.

LO: What was the most important rule Jesus gave to people?

Why do we have rules?  There are lots of rules that we have to follow. Which is the most important school rule? Are they all important?

Where else do we have rules? Talk with your adult.

What do you think would be the most important rule for living a good life?  There are also rules in the Bible.  Do you remember the name of the rules given to Moses?

Moses was given 10 Commandments in the Old Testament which some people believe are rules that we should all try to keep.

Jesus said that the two most important rules are: to love God and to love each other.

Have a look at this story and discuss your thoughts with your adult: https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/ks1-loving/ 

Finally - here's all the information you'll need for tomorrow's virtual sports day, so you get warmed up and prepared!! 

I hope you have a wonderful day! Keep smiling!

Mrs B x

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Transition Tuesday 7th July

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Hello again class 2!

It's so lovely to get the opportunity once again to post a blog to you all! I'm really looking forward to you all joining me in September and have so many wonderful activities planned for you all!

Thank you for sending me all your lovely photos last week and for sending your questions for my current class. They were very excited about replying to you and have written some letters for you. Here is just a sample!

One or two of you gave me letters too; here are some of my replies .....

  1. Yes I do love pets. I have a dog called Poppy!
  2. Yes, I do like chocolate, chocolate cake and an occasional cup of coffee too (although I am being good at the moment)!!
  3. Yes you are right, I do love art.
  4. We will do lots of sport; gymnastics, hockey, netball, cricket, dance, athletics, rugby, orienteering and much more!!
  5. We don't tend to do 'Go noodle' but we do exercise every single day and during some of our other lessons too!! We like to keep fit in class 3!!

Here are your activities for today;

P.E.

I thought you might like to begin with a quick exercise work out! Try this one today if you like!

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

Literacy;

Today I'd really like you to write your own letter. You could write a little letter to me if you like to ask me any further questions and to tell me what sorts of things you'd quite like to do during your first week in class 3.

If you prefer you can write a letter back to class 3 to thank them for their letters. It is entirely up to you.

Please make sure your letter is written in your best handwriting using your very best punctuation and spelling. Make sure it looks bright and colourful too! You might want to decorate it or add a colourful picture.

Maths;

6 questions;

  1. 56 - 23
  2. 67 - 21
  3. 45 - 22
  4. 73 - 42
  5. 45 + 23
  6. 54 + 33

Problem;

If I bought 35 ice lollies for class 3 and 22 melted, how many would I have left? Can you show me your calculation?

Activity;

L.O. To create 2D shapes and hence an interesting piece of art work!!

You can use whatever resources you like for this activity. You might want to use cocktail sticks, crayons, match sticks, chocolate matchmakers (yum), pasta or whatever you can!! Let's see who can use the most original item!!

Choose a contrasting background and create as many 2D shapes as you can with the items you use. Can you add a label for each shape you make? Can you take a photo?

If you like you could have a go at creating one or two 3D shapes too if you like; you'll need tasty marshmallows or blue-tac for the vertices though!

Art:

Finally, here's an exciting challenge for you! Please can you select items from your recycling bin and create a model of whatever you want; it is entirely up to you. You can use whatever you have to fix the items together and if you have some do make use of paint and create a realistic and colourful model. You might decide to make an animal (perhaps Australian), an alien, a structure of some kind.....the choice is yours! If you add glue to your paint you will find it sticks to the model much better. Have fun! I might even have a go myself!!

Please send me a photo!

Have a wonderful day and enjoy yourselves!

Please send any messages or photos to me via the year 3 blog;

class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

See you very soon!

Love from,

Mrs Matthews x 

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Remote Learning Monday 6th July 2020

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Good morning my lovely Year 2 class, how was your weekend? We had a venture over to Wentworth Garden Centre and village for a walk and I bought some more herbs for the garden! I picked some more veg from the patch - here's a picture especially for Zachary, Izzy and anyone else who's attempting to grown their own at the moment!

I also went to see my nephew, Ewan who has just had a week at home after 13 weeks in hospital. I waved at the window to him and he’s really doing great - showing such strength and courage. I think all my Class 2 families have also shown strength and courage over the last 100+ days in many different ways. I can’t wait to see you all on Thursday 16th July – have you booked your session yet?

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is on today or try ‘Zumba’ on Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Geography

Maths

LO: column subtracting 2-digits take 2-digits no exchanging

 

  • 235 + 22 = ?
  • Partition 28 in 3 different ways.
  • 45 - 27 = ?
  • 15 ÷ 3 =
  • What number is 10 more than 96?
  • What’s the time? (Ideally look at an analogue clock for this one not a digital clock!).

Here we have the numbers 35 and 23. Think about how you would subtract these numbers…

You could use the number line method and count up from 23 to 35. You could take away the tens and then take away the ones.

Today we’re going to look at a new way of subtracting two 2-digit numbers together by using the ‘column subtraction’ method.

With this method (like with the column addition method), it is important that you set your work out really neatly and ensure your numbers are in the correct place value.

There are a few rules with column subtraction – if you follow them, you’ll be flying! Here goes…

1)       Set you numbers out in the correct place value like so…

 

Make sure the largest number is on the top

 

2)      Start from the right hand side – so in our case the ‘ones’ column. Subtract the ones and put the result underneath, like this…

 

4)      Now subtract the ‘tens’ column and put the result underneath.

 

Now try this one: 47 - 22 =

Did you get the answer 25? Could you check by adding 22 + 25 together using columns? 

Now try these:

  • 43 - 11
  • 57 - 12
  • 85 - 23
  • 64 - 32
  • 76 - 23

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

cheer 

cheerful 

wonder 

wonderful

joy 

joyful 

peace 

peaceful

beauty

beautiful

As usual you will find them on Spelling Shed and the transcript for Spelling Planet is here to download.

Today, I’d like you to watch the film version of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. You can find it on You Tube by clicking the picture:

 

(ignore the subtitles!)

 

What is your response to the film? Talk to your adult about what you like or dislike about the animation. What do you think about the colours of the film? How about the sounds? What do you think about the lost thing itself?

 

TASK: In a style and artform of your choice, make a fantasy world filled with remarkable creatures – this could be a drawing on paper, or some natural art outside. You might make a box model or use Lego. Be creative! As you are making/building/drawing think of adjectives you could use to describe your fantasy world.

Geography

LO: To investigate Australia’s unusual animals

 

You already know lots about the animals of Australia from your research in Week 1 but today you’re going delve deeper into the weird and wonderful creatures of Australia. Go through the presentation with your adult – read as much of it yourself as you can. Then have a go at this matching activity:

Thank you to everyone that has already contributed to the the memories wall - please keep adding to it here:

SPECIAL MEMORIES

Stay safe and enjoy your day! Remember Mrs Matthews will be on the blog tomorrow.

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Friday's Gallery

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Another week has flown by and I've been feeling the love for column addition! So many of you have told me how you really like this method. Here are this week's photos - check out Sam's hand (he's fine by the way!) he was lucky enough to get a traditional x-ray to take it home - something which doesn't really happen anymore! There's a whole heap of pics from Mrs Matthew's transition Tuesday too. Have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday. Mrs B xxx

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Remote Learning Friday 3rd July 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! Another week has gone by, only two more left in the summer term. It really does feel like a long time for those of you not in school. I hope you all read the newsletter this week about coming into school for a little while, so we can chat and say goodbye properly. I really can’t wait to see you!

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Go Noodle or cosmic yoga

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Column Addition

  • 147 + 21 = ?
  • Partition 16 in 3 different ways.
  • 98 - 18 = ?
  • 50 ÷ 5 =
  • What number is 11 more than 64?
  • Make £2.30 with 3 coins

I’ve been super impressed with your column addition this week. You are remembering to line up your numbers in the correct place value, start from the right hand side and put your answers in the equal sign at the bottom.

Today I’d like you to use this method but with word problems. Let’s do one together…

  1. Jack has 25 conkers and he finds another 14 conkers. How many conkers does Jack have altogether?

Set your work out correctly…

Now try the rest on this sheet!

English

Have a look at Purple Mash today, Mr Kershaw has recommended ‘Serial Mash’, which is a reading app. I’ve set you a reading ‘to do’ and a quiz ‘to do’. Please let me know what you think of them as many children in Year 5 have been enjoying them!

The descriptions of the rabbit that you emailed me were fantastic! Here’s Tatham’s. I love the way he’s really thought about his sentence starts.

Today we are going to look at another one of Shaun Tan’s illustrations:

This one is a very strange character. Again, discuss with your adult what you think is happening in the picture. What kind of fish is it? Can you give it a name? Where did the fish come from?

I’d like you to use my sentence opener to inspire your writing – rewrite the start in your book and then continue to write – keep thinking about the image:

Finally, he grasped it in both hands. He’d waited for this moment for many months – many years in fact. Now it was here…

 

Remember to think about how the feels, what the fish might feel like to touch, where he might go with the fish, the reaction he might get from his family. Happy writing!

 Creative Friday

This week I’ve set you a ‘to do’ in Purple Mash –

 

Also I’d like you to start contributing to our new ‘memories’ Padlet.

MEMORIES PADLET 

I’ve kicked it off with one of my favourite memories of Year 2. Now I’d like you to add one or more of your favourite memories too!

Have a fantastic day and send me all your photos by lunchtime to ensure you appear in this week’s gallery.

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 2nd July 2020

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A howdy do and good morning to all of you!

During the lockdown, one of my fish sadly passed away, a male ram! Since then our female ram has been very dull in colour and very shy. Over the weekend, my partner, James, went to get our water from the tank tested and came back with a surprise and here it is …

 

You guessed it, a new male ram! Meet Rupert! As soon as he settled into the tank the female ram came to life. She is now full of colour and roaming about the tank following Rupert around!

What do you think?

Here's the suggested timetable:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20mins (remember to record your reading in your reading record)

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing guiding a PE lesson at 9am (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Science

PSHE

Break – Can you make an activity up that we could do inside to pass the time when it is raining? It could be art, music, drama or PE related, it is up to you!

PE

Computing

Science

Today, we are going to look at how animals work together to stay alive. Living things in a habitat depend on each other. This means they need each other to stay alive. Squirrels and oak trees are part of a woodland habitat. The squirrel needs the oak tree for:

Food: Acorns are a squirrel’s favourite food.

Safety: Living high in an oak tree gives squirrels protection from foxes and badgers, and gives them a safe place to have babies.

Shelter: The oak tree protects the squirrel from the wind, cold and rain, and bigger animals.

The oak tree needs the squirrel to spread its seeds. The squirrel collects lots of acorns, and buries some to save for later. It carries them far away from the tree and hides them under the ground, away from other animals. Sometimes the squirrels forget to go and dig them up again. These acorns grow into new oak trees.

So:

The squirrel needs the oak tree for food and shelter.

The oak tree needs the squirrel to spread seeds so new trees can grow.

The oak tree and the squirrel depend on each other. This means they need each other to stay alive.

Your task for today is to choose a habitat, read the labels, then stick them onto the habitat to show how the living things in the habitat work together. Then complete the sentences to say how animals and plants depend on each other to stay alive.

The Arctic

The Desert

The Rainforest

Good luck!

PSHE

How thrilling that you have been getting to know Mrs Matthews on Transition Tuesday!

Now, moving to a new year group is very exciting as you will learn lots of new topics and be role models for KS1. It is okay to feel a little nervous about moving upstairs especially as you haven’t been in school in quite a while!

Today, I would like you to make list everything that you are looking forward to about moving up to year 3. Then write down all of your worries so you can discuss them with people at home. Let me tell you, year 3 is such an amazing place to be and I know that you will love it!

PE

This week is the penultimate week of your Olympic games!

Today, I would like you to have a go at frisbcus!

Frisbcus is just like discus but with a frizbee! The discus is an event that is undertaken at both the Olympic and Paralympic games! As you won’t have access to a real discus at home why not use a frizbee or something in the shape of a discus as your piece of sporting equipment.

You need to take a stance like you did for the sock-putt. See how far you throw it from standing on the spot, feet shoulder-width apart. Place the frisbcus in the palm of your hand, grip on to the edge with your fingers then flip you hand over while still holding the object. Lean back on your back leg and bring your hand with the frisbcus around so it is level with your bent leg. You are going to push your weight forward and while you are doing that, swing your arm around to the front and release the frisbcus! How can you measure the distance that your frisbcus has travelled? Let us know how you get on! Here is a link to a video of the actual discus at the Olympic games and Paralympic games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLRCZo6i8bk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzUf8LbWPg

Computing

Last week you did an amazing job of making music to match the summer weather  so this week I would like you to make some music to match the weather, cloudy and rainy!


Have fun and fabulous day but remember to take some time to have a rest!

Miss H xx

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Remote Learning Wednesday 1st July 2020

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Good morning Class 2! I hope that you are OK today.  A big thank you to Mrs Matthews for taking over the blog yesterday again as part of our transition work. If you have any work to send to her, please email to class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Thank you for all the ‘safe in the sun’ posters you did – since then it’s done nothing but rain! So I set Florence an extra challenge of producing a poster about things to do in the rain. Here it is, we might need it over the next week or so! Thank you Florence!

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is back showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle – another recommendation from me is ‘Two Princes’ – your mums and dads might remember this one!

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

R.E.

Maths

LO: column addition 3-digits add 2-digits no re-grouping

  • 140 + 35 = ?
  • Partition 13 in 3 different ways.
  • 76 - 59 = ?
  • 50 ÷ 5 =
  • What number is 9 more than 46?
  • Make £1.15 with 3 coins

 

How did you get on with column addition on Monday? I hope you like it as a new method in your toolkit. You might want to use it in your 6 questions now if you think it is quicker than a partitioning method (remember I always say find the most efficient method to use!). Now you can do two-digit numbers with the column method, you can also do three digits!

The same rules apply:

  • Set you numbers out in the correct place value like so…

 

  • Start from the right hand side – so in our case the ‘ones’ column. Add the ones up and put the total underneath, like this…

 

  • Now add the ‘tens’ column up and put the number underneath.

 

  • But then you have to add the hundreds. A tip is to add a zero if you have a space, this will help you when you come to do more advanced column addition!

 

Now try this one yourself…. 146 + 23. Set it out clearly in the right columns.

Do you like it? Now try this sheet.

English

I hope you enjoyed researching about Shaun Tan. Today I’d like you to look at one of his illustrations…

I love the way Shaun has captured an intense feeling in the rabbit’s eyes. I think he looks like he’s just kidnapped the bird and is running away. What do you think? Discuss your thoughts with your adult. Then I’d like you to write either a story start or a description of the picture. You could think about what happened before this image or even afterwards. Remember to include different sentences types and sentence starts.

R.E.

LO: What did Jesus teach about forgiveness and generosity?

Jesus often used parables (story with a hidden meaning) to help people understand more about God.  

What does it mean to forgive?  Have you ever had to forgive anyone?

How did you feel?  Was it difficult for you? Why?

When you do something wrong at home – do you say sorry?

Do your parents forgive you?  How does that make you feel?

Have a look at the story of the Prodigal Son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJgROx4wFKM

How do you think the two sons felt in the story? Talk about this with your adult. Now have a go at sequencing the story using these story cards. Cut them up, shuffle them and put them in the correct order.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Keep smiling!

Mrs B x

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'Transition Tuesday' 30.6.20

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Good morning again class 2!

I am delighted to be able to add another blog for you all today. I was so impressed with your fabulous work last week and all your amazing photos; thank you so much for sending them to me. I hope you spotted them on Mrs Barker's 'Friday Photo Gallery'!

Here are some activities for you to try today! I hope you enjoy them! Please don't feel pressured to do everything if time is tricky and just select those you can manage. Have fun and enjoy! 

Yoga;

Why not begin the day with a little gentle yoga?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Reading;

As always, spend some special 1 to 1 reading time with Mum or Dad. Listen to them read a story to you and then it's your turn. Remember to try and read with exciting expression and try and think carefully about what you're reading as I'd like Mum or Dad to quiz you afterwards about your book!!

Maths;

6 questions (remember to check; is it an addition or subtraction?)

  1. 45 + 24 (will you use columns or calculate your 10s and then your ones?)
  2. 37 + 32
  3. 62 + 25
  4. 64 - 22
  5. 74 - 32
  6. 54 - 23

Problem; 

If Mrs Barker had 45 books on her book shelf and Miss Kelly gave her 24 more, how many would she now have?

Activity;

Do you like shopping? I definitely do!!

Here's a little shopping task......

Things to do with kids during Lockdown | Parenting Hub

You may need to ask Mum or Dad to help you, but I'd really like you to make your own little grocery shop today! With an adult's help, select items from the cupboard and give them all prices (ranging from 10p to £1 to begin with but then higher prices when you're ready). Have fun preparing your shop. You'll need lots of items to sell, a table, a chair for the shopkeeper, a shopping basket (or alternative!!), carrier bags (recyclable of course!), a pencil and paper for calculations and lots of coins!

Before you begin you may want to remind yourself of the value of each of the coins.

Take turns to be the shopkeeper and customer.

As the customer, select 2 items to begin with (may be more later).

As the shopkeeper, you find your 'till' isn't working so you'll need to add the total cost yourself!! Use your pencil and paper to work it out; will you need to use columns?

Make sure you play the role of the shopkeeper lots and lots so you're doing the adding up!!

English;

I am really looking forwards to you all joining me in class 3 in September. We are going to have great fun!

You may feel excited, you may feel a little worried (I promise you don't need to though) and you may have lots of questions.

Are there some questions you would like to ask my current class? I am sure they would love to answer them.

Please could you write a list of burning questions you would like to ask them and I will pass them onto class 3 so they can reply via your class blog. Make sure you use your best handwriting and punctuation and perhaps even create a colourful border if you like!

D.T.

Mum and Dad must have been very busy over the last few months!! Would you like to help them prepare either lunch or tea? You could help prepare the food, set the table and even make an eye-catching menu. You could even pretend to be the waiter or waitress and serve everyone their meal too.

Man cooking illustration, Cooking Child Baking, Cooking s For Kids ...

I really hope you all have a great day and have fun trying the activities above! Do let me know how it goes and please send me some photos too; please use the class 3 email address so they will come directly to me.

class3@netherthongprimary.co.uk

Thank you so much everyone!

Take care and have fun!

Mrs Matthews

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Remote Learning Monday 29th June 2020

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Good morning my lovely Year 2 class, how was your weekend? I hope you had a nice time. We had a quiet one, but I did harvest some of my vegetables and made a lovely lunch…

The quiche has spinach from the veg plot and the salad, potatoes and peas are from there too! I can’t quite believe I’ve managed to grow so much as I’ve never been successful in the past. I really think that growing things has helped me to relax in these strange times. What activities have helped you over the last 3 months?

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is on today or try ‘Believer’ on Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Geography

Maths

LO: : column addition 2-digits add 2-digits no re-grouping

 

  • 108 + 10 = ?
  • Partition 12 in 3 different ways.
  • 35 - 7 = ?
  • 120 ÷ 10 =
  • What number is 9 more than 36?
  • Make £2 with 3 coins

Here we have the numbers 23 and 35. Think about how you would add these numbers together…

You could add the tens to make 50 and the ones to make 8 and then slap them together to make 58. Did you think of this way? Good.

Today we’re going to look at a new way of adding two two-digit numbers together by using the ‘column addition’ method.

With this method, it is important that you set your work out really neatly and ensure your numbers are in the correct place value.

There are a few rules with column addition – if you follow them, you’ll be flying! Here goes…

1)       Set your numbers out in the correct place value like so…

 

2)      Start from the right hand side – so in our case the ‘ones’ column. Add the ones up and put the total underneath, like this…

 

3)      Now add the ‘tens’ column up and put the number underneath.

 

Now try this one: 17 + 41 =

Use the column method, check your answer using partitioning (10 + 40 and 7 + 1).

Now try these:

  • 24 + 43
  • 52 + 17
  • 81 + 15
  • 34 + 44
  • 76 + 23

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

capital     

animal    

crystal     

magical    

tropical     

festival  

sandal  

As usual you will find them on Spelling Shed and the transcript for Spelling Planet is here to download.

This week we are going to look at a wonderful Australian author and illustrator – Shaun Tan. You may have come across some of his work before. I really like his unusual, intricate drawings and that some of his books are just pictures, so that you can tell your own story from them.

Today I’d like you to explore Shaun’s website at:

http://www.shauntan.net/about.html

 

You can have look at all his links but I’d like you to focus on the 'about me' section in order to answer these questions:

 

  1. Where did Shaun Tan grow up?
  2. What degree did he gain?
  3. In what city does he work now?
  4. Name three of Shaun’s books.
  5. Which Pixar film did Shaun work on?
  6. What award did Shaun win in 2011?

 

I hope you enjoy finding out about Shaun Tan!

Geography

LO: To explore the physical features and landscapes of Australia.

Do you remember talking about what a physical feature is when we did our Arctic topic? Can you remember what it is? A physical feature is a landmark made by nature and not by humans. Can  you think of the physical features you have seen where you live?

 Look through this week’s presentation with your adult. Then see how much you can remember by completing this activity:

 

Stay safe and enjoy your day! Remember Mrs Matthews will be on the blog tomorrow.

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Friday's Gallery

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Check out this week's fabulous gallery with all your lovely work and activities. Can you spot all the amazing transition work you sent to Mrs Matthews? She was most impressed by the standard of your work and she is very much looking forward to teaching you in September. Well done on another great week at home. Keep reading the newsletters and Jotter updates for some exciting plans for the last week of term...

Take care, stay safe.

Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Friday 26th June 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! Wow! It’s been a hot one this week, I hope you’ve managed to stay safe in the sun with plenty of ice lollies?

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Go Noodle (Have a go at 'Roar' if you can!) or Andy’s Wild Workouts

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Place value

  • 203 + 10 = ?
  • Partition 10 in 3 different ways.
  • 34 – 14 = ?
  • 110 ÷ 10 =
  • What number is 7 more than 56?
  • Make £1.80 with 5 coins

Have a look at these interactive place value cards:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/arrowCards/

Make the number 124 by clicking on the + or – keys like so:

How would you partition 124? Click on each card to see it partition the number:

From this, we can create the number sentence:

100 + 20 + 4 = 124

Now try with 427. Use the place value cards to help you. Now write the number sentence to go with it. Repeat with 888.

Now try these, remember to write the addition number sentence:

  • 567
  • 786
  • 238
  • 472
  • 189
  • 608
  • 320
  • 999

 

English

Today I would like you to draw your own picture of Uluru. You can draw this however you like – felt tips, paints, coloured pencils or even collage.  While you are drawing it, think of some words that could describe the rock. Put your words on separate pieces of paper. Some examples might be:

Rugged

Rough

Arid

Deserted

Breath-taking.

Then think of some sentences to describe Uluru – use all your research and knowledge to help you. You can keep these quite simple, some examples could be:

Rising out of the ground.

A giant on the landscape.

Again, write these on separate pieces of paper. Once you have a good number of words and sentences, spread them out in front of you and pair them up. So it might be:

 

Breath-taking. A giant on the landscape.

Rugged. Rising out of the ground.

 

Keep going with your word and sentence matching. Play around with the overall order of your work. Once you have completed this, you will have created a descriptive poem to add to your illustration! I look forward to reading yours!

    

 Creative Friday

Have a go at this crossword about Australian animals (if you click on the picture a PDF will open up):

 

Today looks like it might be quite rainy, so here's a inside creative idea...Make a paper plate Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To make each the bridge you will need:

  • paper plate
  • two paper cups
  • scissors
  • black marker
  • toothpick
  • Australian flag sticker
  • tape

 You can find the instructions on how to make it here.

Have a fantastic day and send me all your photos by lunchtime to ensure you appear in this week’s gallery.

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 25th June 2020

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A very sunny good morning to you all!

Well wasn’t it hot yesterday! It is meant to be just as hot today if not even hotter so stay safe! At the weekend, we went for a walk with some incredible views in Marsden. While on the walk, I saw this and had to share it with you …

 

Don’t you just love the hair on these characters?!

Here's the suggested timetable:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20mins (remember to record your reading in your reading record)

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing guiding a PE lesson at 9am (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Science

PSHE

Break – Spend some time in the shade and make a picture using natural materials.

PE

Computing

Science

Today, we are going to look at world habitats. Do you remember how plants and animals rely on the environment around them to provide them with everything they need? This means they have to live somewhere that has the right conditions to help them stay alive and well. Because different places around the world have different conditions, the plants and animals that live there are different too.

Here is a PowerPoint about different habits from around the world.

You are going to do some research about habitats. Researching means finding out more information about something you are interested in.

Here is a sheet to help you write down your research.

PSHE

What lovely weather we are having at the moment! As we approach summer and the warmer weather, we need to be careful! Here is a PowerPoint about how to keep safe in the weather.

Can you make some posters that we could share with everyone about how to keep safe in this very hot sun?

PE

In PE we are going to carry on with Paralympic sports!

Today, I would like you to have a go at boccia. Here is a video which explains what boccia is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itPWqcx7xBg

Have a go at this at home, you could use any balls you like or if you don’t have any, you could always use a ball of socks like in our SockPutt. How will you keep score? Let us know who wins!

Computing

Can you hear that sound? It is the sound of million and millions of people going wild for your music! Make a piece of music today to match the weather, here is one that makes me think of summer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIf9GvWaxQQ


Have lovey day in the sun but remember to stay safe!

Miss H xx

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Remote Learning Wednesday 24th June 2020

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Good morning Class 2! I hope that you are OK today.  A huge thank you to Mrs Matthews for taking over the blog yesterday as part of our transition work. I hope you enjoyed doing the work and I have been telling her all about you and how fantastic you are!

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is back showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle – another recommendation from me is ‘Popping Bubbles’ – but it’s difficult to get the song out of your head – you have been warned!

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

R.E.

Maths

LO: Round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10.

  • 120 + 32 = ?
  • Partition 7 in 3 different ways.
  • 78 - 27 = ?
  • 70 ÷ 10 =
  • What number is 8 more than 37?
  • Make £1.50 with 3 coins

 

On Monday, you were placing numbers on a number line. It helped to think about which ten number your numbers were closer to. You were really ‘rounding to the nearest 10’.

Have a look at this 0–10 number line. Point to 3: Is this closer to 0 or 10?

How about 8? Is this closer to 0 or 10? How about 4? Is this closer to 0 or 10? How about 5? Is this closer to 0 or 10? This is a trick one - although 5 is in the middle, mathematicians have decided (so that we all do the same thing) that we will round 5 up to the 10 above.

Look at this 30–40 number line. Mark 33 on the line. Is this closer to 30 or 40? What is 33 rounded to the nearest 10? Repeat for 38, 32, then 35 (remember the rule!)

Now generate a 2-digit number by rolling a 1–9 dice twice or use number cards or you can use this number wheel: https://wordwall.net/resource/43862/maths/two-digit-number-wheel

Then, round your number to the nearest 10! Repeat.

English

First of all, have a go at this alphabetical order challenge:

Online game

How did your research on Uluru go on Monday? It really is the most fascinating place. If you didn’t get chance to have a look into this mysterious landmark, then here is some more information for you to read today. There is a Powerpoint presentation – perhaps this includes some of your own facts?

Here is a sheet with some questions to answer - adults, the answers are at the end of the PDF!

R.E.

LO: What are the stories about Jesus healing and caring for people?

What are the stories about Jesus healing and caring for people? Have a look at this clip:

healing the blindman

Reflect upon the changes that Jesus bought to the man’s life. Think of some ways in which Christians and other people can show care for the sick today, especially during the pandemic. What might you do to make someone feel better?

I hope you have a wonderful day! Keep smiling!

Mrs B x

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Home learning Tuesday 23rd June

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Good morning class 2!

It's Mrs Matthews here! I'm so excited to be adding my very first blog to you all! For the next 4 Tuesdays it will be me blogging!! I'm hoping it will give me a great opportunity to begin to get to know you all. I'm looking forwards to an exciting, fun and active year with you all next year!

Here are today's activities; have fun and be as creative as you can!

Literacy;

I'd really like to get to know you all. Please can you create a bright, colourful poster that tells me all about you. The design of your poster is entirely up to you, but it needs to tell me as much as possible about you. You could perhaps create an image of yourself on your poster (or add a photo) and add information such as who is in your family, your pets, your interests and hobbies, favourite places to visit etc. 

Try and make sure it's really neat and tidy and use your very best handwriting and colouring!!

Art;

Please can you take your time and create a picture of you and your family. You could you crayons, felt pens, pastels or paints; whatever you like! If you like you could send me a photo of your family to add to your picture and we could create a lovely display in class 3 for when you all begin in Autumn!

Maths:

8 questions

  1. 34 + 25
  2. 72 - 31
  3. 6 x 3
  4. 7 x 5
  5. How many 10's in 234?
  6. How many 100's in 546
  7. How many ones in 654
  8. Half of 44

Problem to solve;

Mrs Barker went to the supermarket at 4 o'clock. If she got home 2 hours later, what time did she get back?

Activity;

Who likes making things? I definitely do! Please could you make yourself a clock face. Class 3 made one at the beginning of 'lockdown' and it has really helped them with telling the time! 

School Project Clock/ how to make clock / DIY/ Clock Model for ...

Create your very own design!

You will need;

Card for the hands

Scissors

Paper plate (or card) for the face

Split pin or blue tac

Felt pens

Take your time and make it as accurate as you can and make it lovely and colourful!

Then, most importantly, use your clock to practise making the time! See if you can begin with o'clock, half past, quarter to and past and if you can, try 5 past, 10 past etc. Have fun!

Reading;

Find a cosy corner or make a reading den in the garden and share a book with Mum or Dad. Take turns to read to each other! Remember to try and read with exciting expression and ask them to ask you questions about the book after you've read. Could you find the answers in the book? Can Mum or Dad answer questions on the book they have read to you too?!!

Image

Have a great day and please send me some photos of your activities. I'd love to hear from you all!

I'll be back in touch next Tuesday!

See you soon,

Mrs Matthews

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Monday 22nd June 2020

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Good morning my lovely Year 2 class, how was your weekend? It was a real mixed bag with the weather but we managed to get a lovely walk on the canal between Marsden and Slaithwaite, topped off with fish and chips, which is always a treat! We also had movie night and watched the new Dr Doolittle.

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is on today or try ‘Saved by the Bell’ on Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Geography

Maths

LO: Place 2-digit numbers on a number line.

  • 67 + 13 = ?
  • Partition 5 in 3 different ways.
  • 65 - 17 = ?
  • 30 ÷ 10 =
  • What number is 5 more than 65?
  • Make £1.20 with 3 coins

Look at this number line with numbers from 0–100 (it would be useful if you could print it out or redraw in your book).

Where should we mark 47? What number might it be useful to place on the line to help? 

Where is 27 on this line? What number might it be useful to place on the line to help? And where is 25 (or 30) on the line…? Try these: where is 70 on this line? Is it nearer 50 or 100? Now mark on all multiples of 10.

If you have more people at home, get one person to have a piece of paper with ‘0’ written on it, and another person with 100 written on a piece of paper (alternatively you could blu-tac the numbers to the wall). So if you are standing well apart from one another – you’ve now got a human number line!

Write a two digit number on another piece of paper and stand where you think this number might be between 0 and 100. Keep going with new numbers.

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

try  

tried      

copy  

copied      

reply 

replied    

hurry  

hurried

As usual you will find them on Spelling Shed and the transcript for Spelling Planet is here to download.

Today we are going to read another story from Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall and Francis Firebrace. Our story this week is called ‘The Lizard-Man and the Creation of Uluru’.

Read the story with your adult, discuss your thoughts about it. Today I’d like you to find out more about Uluru using the Internet and perhaps some books at home. I know many of you have Australian connections or know people who have visited the country – perhaps they can help you with your research?

 

Whilst you read about Uluru and learn all about it, can you find out the answers to these questions:

 

  • What did Uluru used to be called?
  • What is the circumference of the rock?
  • When do scientists think it was formed?
  • In our story, Aboriginals thinks the rock was created by Lizard-man, but what do other Aboriginals think?
  • When did the ownership of the rock return to the Aboriginal people?
  • Can you climb Uluru?

Geography

LO: To explore what Christmas is like in Australia compared to the UK.

We may have celebrated the longest day yesterday, but today we’re going to think ahead to Christmas and see how Australians celebrate this tradition. Take a look at this week’s presentation and then try this sorting activity:

Check back here tomorrow for a special guest blogger on the Year 2 blog! Stay safe and enjoy your day!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Friday's Gallery

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I love putting Friday's gallery together, it really feels like a celebration of the week. You are all still fantastic and producing some amazing pieces of work, I'm so proud to be your teacher. How many bugs can you spot in this week's photos? There's been a lot of work about animals and some soggy walks too! Enjoy the weekend my lovelies and I'll see you back here on Monday! Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Friday 19th June 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are keeping dry in this weather! I hope you’ve had a good week. It’s been lovely to see a few Year 2 children in the keyworker bubble and I even spotted Florence while she was out for a walk. Don’t forget, I’m thinking about you all, all the time and miss you greatly.

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Go Noodle (I’m loving all the NTV guided dances) or Andy’s Wild Workouts

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Tell the time using digital and analogue to the nearest 5 minutes.

  • 35 add 17 = ?
  • Which number is odd? 92, 94, 96, 98, 99?
  • 72 minus 20 = ?
  • Half of 22
  • What number is 9 more than 45?
  • Make 90p with 3 coins

Have a look at this ‘Analogue clock’. This shows what we call analogue time. Can you remember that when the minute (long) hand is in the pink it is a ‘past’ time and when it is in the blue it is a ‘to’ time.

Have a play around with this online clock. 

Can you set the clock to 6:15. What the analogue time is this?

Did you say ‘quarter past six’.

Repeat with 6:30. How would we say this analogue time?

Did you say ‘half past 6’.

Set the clock to 5:45. Do we say ‘45 minutes past 5’? What would we say?

Get your adult to test your time skills by choosing different digital times and working out how we say those times in analogue.

Here is a time pairs game – you can play like a traditional memory game or if you want to match the pairs and stick them in your books you can do:

English

How did you get on with your comic strip story? Here’s the template again if you need it. Today I’d like you to complete the next three parts of the story. Remember you can use speech bubbles to help tell the story and more detail in your sentences underneath. The next three parts are:

The birds asked Platypus to join them.

Platypus decided to stay on his own.

All the animals agreed with Platypus’ decision.            

Here is Tatham’s to give you some inspiration:

 

I look forward to reading yours!  

 Creative Friday

Here are the rain stick instructions from last week. I’m guessing that so many of you made one and that’s why we’re having all the rain at the moment!

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/kids/aboriginal-rain-stick/

They use a kitchen roll tube, but you could use a crisp tube or cocoa tin. They fill the tube with rice, but you can use dried beans or lentils. You can listen to a real rain stick here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRrri6bTDCw Does yours sound the same?

I’ve been following an artist called Tracey English on Pinterest. She makes collage pictures from paper – paper that she has coloured herself, or scraps of wrapping paper and even newspaper. Here are a few examples of her work…

Why don’t you have a go at creating your own collage of an Australian animal?

Have a fantastic day and send me all your photos by lunchtime to ensure you appear in this week’s gallery.

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 18th June 2020

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A BIG hello and good morning to you all!

I thought that I would share this with you today, my partner, James has been a key worker throughout these troubled times. He is a line painter, keeping our roads safe. This week he was asked to do something little different and special. He was asked to paint something for our wonderful NHS, here it what he did …

 

Apparently, the rainbow was like a jigsaw! Have you seen any random acts of kindness lately?

Here's the suggested timetable:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20mins (remember to record your reading in your reading record)

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing guiding a PE lesson at 9am (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Science

PSHE

Break –  Why not do or make something to make someone smile? Your very own random act of kindness!

PE

Computing

Science

This half term, we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats. We are going to focus on microhabitats. We have been learning about the different habitats where living things make their homes.

Some of these habitats are very big, like a woodland. Some habitats are very small; we call these microhabitats. A large habitat contains many microhabitats. A microhabitat can be as small as a fallen branch or the space under a stone.

Here is a PowerPoint all about microhabitats and minibeasts we find in them.

I would like you to go on a search in your local environment and find two microhabitats. Have a look in the microhabitats and complete a survey to see which minibeast you can find in there? Here is an example of a table you could create to collect the results:

Can you create a pictogram of your results? Which minibeast did you find most of? Which minibeast did you find least of?

PSHE

In the news at the moment, there are many conversations about something called Black Lives Matter. This is following an incident in Minneapolis with George Floyd and the subject of racism. Here is a clip from Blue Peter explaining what racism is and why it is important to discuss this issue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LLBDsVREaI

It is our duty to treat everyone with the same amount of respect no matter the colour of their skin, their belief or where they come from. The book you have been looking at with Mrs B sends a great message out about being an individual. Here is a paragraph of it which I know you have looked at already:

    

Can you create a song which displays how brilliant we are at treating everyone equally? We would love to hear it! 

PE

In PE we are going to carry on with Paralympic sports!

Today, I would like you to have a go at sitting volleyball. Teams aim to hit a ball over a net and land it within the opposition’s court. Can you use something to create a net like a blanket and hit a ball over it to someone on the other side. You must do this while you are staying sat down. Good luck! Here is a video of sitting volleyball at the Paralympics in London 2012.

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

Computing

You are really getting into making your compositions! This week I would like you to make another composition but adding in your own sounds under the tab “My sounds”. Good luck! 

Have a wonderful day and remember to keep smiling!

Miss H xx

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Remote Learning Wednesday 17th June 2020

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Good morning Class 2! I hope that you are OK today.  Thank you for sending me your lovely Platypus paragraphs, they really are wonderful and I know Miss H was really impressed with them too. She loves the message that the Platypus is sending and will do some PSHE work on the theme tomorrow. So we had time to do our standing long jumps yesterday - have a look at them here:

Miss H

Mrs B

Who do you think is the winner?!

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

R.E.

Maths

LO: Find halves, thirds, and quarters of amounts.

  • 73 add 11 = ?
  • Which number is odd? 6, 17, 28, 16, 40?
  • 45 minus 25 = ?
  • Half of 18
  • What number is 5 more than 67?
  • Make 70p with 4 coins

 

Look at this number sentence:

 1/2 of □ = □

Think, and then discuss with your adult what numbers complete this number sentence.

Look at this:  1/2 of 5 = 10. Now you be the teacher. Is this correct?

Repeat with 1/4 of □ = □, and share your ideas. Have you noticed how the number in the first box is 4 times the number in the second box?

Look at this:  1/3 of 12 = 6. Now you be the teacher again. Is this correct?

Now write your own numbers to accurately fill the boxes:

1/3 of □ = □.

Have a look at these fraction problems:

Now have a go at this build a fraction game:

 build a fraction

English

Can you retell the story of ‘Why Platypus is such a special creature’? See if you can talk it through with your adult without forgetting any of the main parts. If you need to look back at the story to help you, then do. If you think back to question 8 from yesterday, you’ll see the main 6 parts of the story.

Today I’d like to start to rewrite the story in comic strip form. You can download a template here. It has 6 main boxes for your illustration to each of the 6 parts. You could use speech bubbles with the characters in your drawings and then write about the scene underneath. Try to make your sentences exciting, with different starts. Only do three parts today (The Creator made the Mammals, the Fish and the Birds, The Mammals asked Platypus to join them, The fish asked the Platypus to join them) and we’ll finish the rest on Friday.

R.E.

LO: What are the stories about Jesus healing and caring for people?

What do you already know about the life of Jesus. What did he do? What did he say? Who did he spend time with? What did he teach us about how to live our lives?

Have a look at this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uupg0V-17NU

This is the same story here:

Feeding the 5000 – Matthew 14:14-21; Mark 6:33-44; John 6:1-14

A large group of people followed Jesus into the mountains. Jesus taught them all day. When the sun started to set, the disciples realised that the people had not eaten and could not easily return to the city to get food. Jesus asked Philip where they could buy food. Philip said that even if they had a store to buy food from, they did not have enough money for all the people. But Jesus already knew what He was going to do.

Jesus then asked if anyone had food that they could share. Another disciple, Andrew, brought a boy’s lunch to Jesus. It had five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus took the bread and fish and prayed over them. He then gave the food to his disciples who started passing it out to the people.

Amazingly, as they handed out the food they still had more left. They continued to give out the food until all the people had eaten all they wanted. When they gathered the unused food back together they had 12 baskets of bread left!

After reading the story and watching the clip, discuss these questions:

  • Why were they there listening to Jesus?
  • What was the journey like on the way there?
  • Which words describe the actions of Jesus?
  • Imagine you are the boy with the loaves of bread. What would you say to Jesus when you gave him the bread? What do you think Jesus would say to you?
  • Imagine that you are one of the people picking up the scraps that were left over. How would you feel when you realised there had been enough food for everyone?

I hope you have a wonderful day! Keep smiling!

Mrs B x

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Remote Learning Tuesday 16th June 2020

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Good morning Class 2! Thank you for all your emails over the last few days. Daniel has been asking whether myself and Miss H can do the long jump and who would jump the farthest. So today we will have a little competition and we'll post the results. I think it is fairly obvious, who will jump the greatest distance, don't you?!

We hope you have a lovely day; here's the suggested schedule for today...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Music

P.E.

Maths

LO: Find halves, thirds, and quarters of amounts.

  • 32 plus 9 = ?
  • Which number is even? 5, 17, 29, 16, 41?
  • 35 minus 15 = ?
  • Half of 16
  • What number is 3 more than 98?
  • Make 60p with 4 coins

You’ll need some Lego bricks or similar today to help you. Have a look at this…

1/4  of 12 is    ? 

Remember how we can find a quarter by sharing the bricks into 4 piles. Have a go yourselves, hopefully you’ll agree that there are 3 bricks in each pile, therefore we can say: 1/4 of 12 = 3.

Add another 3 bricks to your collection so there are 15. Look at  1/3 of 15 = Remember how we can find 1/3 of an amount by sharing it into 3 piles. Do this and hopefully you’ll agree that 1/3 of 15 is 5.

Have a look at the bar model below – what does it show?

Divide the 21 bricks into three piles. Write and complete the sentence: 1/3 of 21 = ?

What number do you need to write in each of the 3 spaces in the second bar? 

Have look at this second bar model diagram:

The top number is the number of bricks you need to count out. The second bar shows us the fraction. Here, there are four parts, so the fraction is 1/4. Complete the sentence: 1/4 of 40 = ?. Write your number in each space in the second bar. How many bricks would be in 3/4? Three quarters is three of the spaces, so complete the sentence: 3/4 of 40 = ?.  

Look at this third bar model,  can you find 2/3 of 12?

Now have a go at this:

English

To get warmed up today, have a go at this online game:

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6186/L6186/index.html

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s story. I think it such a special story with a great message. Today I would like you to read it again and answer these questions:

 

  • The Creator made three different types of animals, what were they?
  • Name three features of the Platypus
  • What was the name of the kangaroo?
  • Why do you think Platypus had to think about joining the Mammals family?
  • What does the word ‘almighty’ mean in the sentence: Cod, leapt out of the water and came down with an almighty splash.
  • Why do you think Platypus couldn’t make up his mind about which group to join?
  • Which tribe did the hunter belong to?
  • Put these events in order:

1) All the animals agreed with Platypus’ decision.                       

2) The fish asked the Platypus to join them.                              

3) The Creator made the Mammals, the Fish and the Birds. 

4) The Mammals asked Platypus to join them.    

5) Platypus decided to stay on his own.    

6) The birds asked Platypus to join them.    

PE

The Paralympics are just as important as the Summer Olympics as it allows athletes with an impairment to participate in competitive sports. I always admire and respect the Paralympians as they have to work twice as hard to achieve their goals! Today, you can going to complete the Para sport, Boccia. Here is a video of what Boccia is or an explanation is here:

Boccia is a target ball sport which tests both muscle control and accuracy. From a seated position, players propel balls to land as close as possible to a white marker ball, known as the Jack. Two sides compete as individuals, pairs or as a team of three over a set number of ends (4 for individuals and pairs, and 6 for teams).

Each side plays six balls (red or blue) each end. After each end, the athlete, pair or team with the ball closest to the jack receives 1 point plus an additional point for each ball closer to the jack than their opponent's.  Points are accumulated over the course of a match to find a winner. Although simple to get started, the tactics of the sport offer both tension and excitement as the game plays out.

Balls can be rolled down a ramp, thrown or kicked. If a player is unable to release the ball with their hands, they can use assistive devices, such as a head pointer.

I would like you to have a go at this sport, involve people from your house and let me know how you get on! 

Here is a video clip of Boccia from the olympics in 2012 which were in London. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bojqjx-PoH0

Music

It is time for music! Remember, each week we are going to learn a song from a different era. We will be saying a goodbye to the 70s, but a big hello to the roaring 1980s! Here is the song Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles. Try learning this and performing it to people at home! Also, do a little research into music in the 1970s. Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • Which artists were popular?
  • What genre of music was most popular?
  • What instruments were used most during this decade?

Make notes and let me know how you get on! Here is a link to a YouTube video of the song and here are the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPR3Lg7yRf8

We hope you all have a fabulous day, wish us luck for the long jump! 

Mrs B and Miss H xx

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Remote Learning Monday 15th June 2020

admin on: Class 2

Good morning my lovely Year 2 class, how was your weekend? I hope you had a nice time - we did see a little sunshine didn’t we? I went to support my sister-in-law, Jannine, who shaved all her hair off in support of my nephew, Ewan, who is in hospital for cancer treatment. It was very emotional but I was so proud of her and the whole family. Calendar News were there, so I believe it will be on ITV tonight, if you get chance to catch it.

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Geography

Maths

LO: halves and quarters of amounts.

 

  • 23 plus 6 = ?
  • Which number is even? 3, 7, 9, 11, 14?
  • 45 subtract 17 = ?
  • Half of 20
  • What number is 2 more than 39?
  • Make 50p with 3 coins

Here are 16 counters in an array of 4 × 4 array. What is half of 16? What is a quarter of 16?

Share 16 counters (or Lego bricks, buttons etc) into four groups to find that a quarter of 16. Remember that finding a quarter is the same as finding half of a half.

Have a look at this ‘Design a Flag’ sheet:

There are 24 squares on the flag. How can we work out half of 24?

Have a look at this ‘Design a Flag’ sheet 2:

Is half of this flag shaded grey? Can you count the squares just to be sure?

Look at ‘Design a Flag’ sheet 3:

Is half of this flag shaded grey?

Here is ‘Design a Flag’ sheet 4:

Is this still showing half?

Finally, look at ‘Design a Flag’ sheet 5:

What fraction of this flag is shaded?

Have a go at designing your own flags using this sheet:

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

chat

chatted

step

stepped

flip 

flipped

slop 

slopped

hum 

hummed

As usual you will find them on Spelling Shed and the transcript for Spelling Planet is here to download.

Today we are going to read another story from Stories from the Billabong by James Vance Marshall and Francis Firebrace. Our story this week is called ‘Why Platypus is such a special creature’. This is the story that inspired my Aboriginal dot painting.

Platypus

Read the story with your adult, discuss your thoughts about it. Do you agree with the Platypus when he says that each of us is different and therefore special in our own way? I hope that you do. I think that the paragraph that starts ‘So Platypus went on. “Please let me explain… is extremely relevant at this moment in time.

Today I would like you to write out Platypus’ explanation in your best handwriting or on a word processor if you prefer. You could decorate the outside of your writing with drawings and patterns. When you do this, think carefully about the words and what this paragraph means. By writing it down, you will understand the meaning more. When you have completed the activity, place your writing somewhere in the house – perhaps on the fridge or on your bedroom wall. Read it often, perhaps learn it by heart and think about how wise the Platypus was.

Geography

LO: To explore Australia’s climate

Have a look at the amazing photos of Darwin and Hobart – two places in Australia. Discuss with your adult the talk points on the slides. Then have a go at the comparison activity below:

Comparison Sheet

Stay safe and enjoy your day!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Gallery

admin on: Class 2

Here's this week's gallery my lovely Year 2s. I've been quite emotional putting this together this week - you are doing so many lovely things and supporting the work that I put on the blog, it just makes me so proud to be your teacher! An update on Ella - her appointment was cancelled, so it's now next Friday! So keep all those positive thoughts going her way (look for Freya's lovely picture for Ella in the gallery). It's been a tiring week at school and I'm glad I've made it to the weekend for a little rest. See you back here on Monday for another fun-filled week!

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Remote Learning Friday 12th June 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week, thank you to everyone that has emailed me. If you haven’t been in touch it would be lovely to hear from you. It’s been a busy week with more pupils in school, all the children seem to have settled in nicely. How I wish we could have every child in school! I hope the rain hasn’t stopped you getting outside and getting some fresh air – I think it’s definitely helping the gardens get a little greener but I would welcome the sun back – wouldn’t you?

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle – perhaps you can try Andy’s Wild Workouts for a little change?

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Shape puzzles

  • 27 + 32 = ?
  • 50 + 8 = ?
  • 9 x 5 =
  • Double 20
  • Write 83 in words.
  • Name the 2D shape:

Have a look at this picture of triangles. How many triangle can you see? What do you think? Discuss with your adult.

Did you think 3? If you did, then fantastic! If you didn’t, can you see where the 3 triangle are? There are two small right-angle triangles and one larger equilateral triangle.

Have a look at this one:

How many squares?

 

Finally look at this puzzle…

How many squares? It might be a good idea to print out this puzzle and use different colours to mark on the squares that you find.

English

Thank you to everyone that has sent in their drafts for me to look at – we’ve had some wonderful examples so far. Today I would like you to put your information text altogether. First of all check through your draft with your adult. Look at spellings and make sure all your sentences make sense, can you change some words to make them better? Have you used interesting sentence openers?

Here is some lovely paper for you to download and make your work really special. You can include your illustration from last week and if you are able, you could print of some photos of your animal to include. Can you remember what captions are? They are brief descriptions that go under pictures and photos, perhaps you could include these too.

Use your best handwriting and I hope you are proud of your finished results. I can’t wait to see them!

Creative Friday

We had some lovely Aboriginal pictures sent in to us – here are just a few.

If you haven’t had time to do one yet, perhaps you’d like to today. Here are the weblinks that I posted last week to help you.

https://www.aboriginal-art-australia.com/aboriginal-art-library/aboriginal-dot-art-behind-the-dots/

You’ll see lots of examples of dot patterns, so you don’t have to paint an animal, it could be a patterned piece. There’s a great tutorial on here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTmikwSgTO4 and if you google Aboriginal art, lots of ideas come up – have fun!

Did anyone make the Lamingtons? Here a picture of mine, they were delicious, if a bit naughty! Here’s the recipe again, just in case you want to make them this week.

lamingtonsrecipe

The next creative suggestion I have for you is an Aboriginal rain stick. There are some great instructions here:

make your own rainstick

They use a kitchen roll tube, but you could use a crisp tube or cocoa tin. They fill the tube with rice, but you can use dried beans or lentils. You can listen to a real rain stick here: rainstick

Does yours sound the same?

Have a fantastic day and send me all your photos by lunchtime to ensure you appear in this week’s gallery.

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 11th June 2020

admin on: Class 2

A BIG hello and good morning to you all!

I hope you are all well! At the weekend, I went on a socially distance walk with my mum and dad, the first time in over 11 weeks! Going for long walks on the moors is one of my favourite things to do as the views are stunning and it allows you to escape from everything else that is going on in life. It was so good to spend some time with both of them and go for a walk which is something that we enjoy doing a lot! We went for one of my dad’s famous ‘moor tours’. He always says he know where he is going, but most of the time he makes the route up as we go along!

 

What walks have you been on? Any recommendations for me?

Here's the suggested timetable:

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20mins (remember to record your reading in your reading record)

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing guiding a PE lesson at 9am (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Science

PSHE

Break – Try to capture what your life is like at the moment in one picture? Can you send it in so we can see?

PE

Computing

Science

This half term, we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats. We are going to focus on our local habitat. Can you remember the 7 life processes from last week? I will give you a hint, Mrs Gren.

Well done, here are the 7 life processes:

To stay alive and healthy, you and all other living things need certain conditions that let them carry out the 7 life processes. These are:

  • Food and water
  • Space to move, grow and have young
  • Air and oxygen
  • Shelter and safety

A habitat is a place where animals and plants live, where they can find everything they need to stay alive. It can be as big as an ocean or as small as a rock.

Think about these questions about the habitat that you live in:

  • Where do you live?
  • What living things live and grow there?
  • How does your habitat keep you safe and sheltered?
  • How does your habitat provide food and water?
  • How does your habitat provide space for you to move and grow?

Humans are unique because we can make big changes to our habitats to make sure we have everything we need.  How do humans change their habitats?

  • We build roads and vehicles so we can travel everywhere we need safely and quickly.
  • We pipe fresh, clean water into our homes to use for drinking, cooking and washing.
  • We grow plants for food, and farm animals for meat and dairy products. We even have pets to keep us company!
  • We build houses with heating to protect us from cold weather, or with air conditioning to protect us from the heat.

Here is a PowerPoint about British habitats.

Your main activity for today is to look at your local habitat and draw a map of it. Draw the trees and plants, and any animal homes that you find. What type of habitat is it? Draw and label any animals that you see.

PSHE

Here is a PowerPoint all about fire safety.

Recently, there has been a lot of fires being set on purpose and by accident on the moors. This is down to people using disposable BBQs and others playing with matches and lighters. Not only does this damage the environment and the animals and plants that live there, but also it could be harmful to the people involved in extinguishing them. Personally, I find this very upsetting as I live very close to the beautiful Marsden moors. Today, I would like you to create a poster to help protect our environment from fires.

PE

Another PE session, another Olympic event!

Today, we are going to look at long jump. You start be setting out a large space with a marker where you will jump from, make sure you leave enough room for you to travel after you have taken off. Depending on the space available, you can either jump from your marker standing still or if you have more room, you can take a run up to your marker before jumping. Make sure when you jump, your feet are behind the line if you are standing still, or your foot in behind the marker if you are taking a run up. Here is a video from the previous Olympics in 2016 of the long jump. How could you measure the distance you jumped? Can anyone else in your house beat your distance? Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB7OEnXb9z0

Computing

I really enjoyed listening to your compositions last week and I had a really good dance on Friday night to the different pieces of music! Because of the success, I have set this for you again this week. Good luck!

Have a wonderful day and remember to keep smiling!

Miss H x

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Remote Learning Wednesday 10th June 2020

admin on: Class 2

Good morning Class 2! It’s Wednesday again – hump day. The year 1 children are settling in nicely and today we welcome back some of our year 6 children. The news yesterday that we won’t be expecting more children into school is really sad, but I promise you we'll keep working together from home and I'll be thinking about transition activities soon.

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

R.E.

Maths

LO: Magic chains

  • 26 + 32 = ?
  • 38 – 8 = 33 - ?
  • 8 x 5 =
  • Double 18
  • Write 75 in words.
  • Name the 2D shape: 

 

Here’s a puzzle for today…

  • Think of a 2-digit number less than 70.
  • Add 30.
  • Subtract 20.
  • Add 10.
  • Subtract 20.
  • Add 3.
  • Write down this final answer.

Write down the number you think of and each answer as you go. Do this a few times, you can use this sheet to help you if you like. Do you notice anything?

Hopefully, you noticed that I asked you to add 30 and 10, but subtract 20 and 20, before adding 3. So you added 40, then subtracted 40, which means that you just had to add 3 to tell them their answer.  Try the magic chain on someone else – you can trick them by getting the answer quicker than them, just by adding 3 to the original number.

English

First of all, I'd like you to brush up on your 'nouns' using this interactive game.

Today I’d like you to write either one or two more paragraphs under headings, using the same techniques as yesterday.  Then you will need to finish off with an ending paragraph to finish off your information text nicely – this doesn’t have to be long, just a sentence of two. Here’s an example:

So as you have discovered, the koala is a fascinating marsupial of Australia. Its cute looks make it attractive to people but we need to ensure that this endangered animal and its habitat is protected now and into the future.

R.E.

LO: Who were Jesus’ followers and what did they do?

Last week you learned that Jesus had been baptised by his cousin John, and had been blessed by the Holy Spirit and then God the Father had said this is my Son and I am pleased with you, and I love you. Soon after that, Jesus chose 12 friends to help him with his work.

Discuss with your adult: What makes a special friend. Why do you like them? How are they kind? How are they loyal? How do you have fun with them? How do they help you? How are you a good friend to others?

Jesus had 12 special friends, who travelled with him.  The men Jesus chose were all different, yet they were his friends.

Have a look at this short clip.

Discuss the clip. What is a disciple? What were they going to learn and do?

Activity idea:  Cut out a paper chain of dolls, there are some instructions here:

If you had to choose 12 special friends (or how many you have in your paper chain), who would you chose and what qualities would they have? Name each of your people in your chain and write about what makes them special.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Keep sending me your photos.

Mrs B x

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Remote Learning Tuesday 9th June 2020

admin on: Class 2

Good morning Class 2! Thank you for all your emails over the last few days. You’re doing great with all the work and so are your adults, so I’d like to say a huge well done to you all! Can I say a big hello to Ella - Ella is going into hospital on Friday and it would be lovely if she had some nice messages from her friends. Please can you comment on this blog today and wish her all the best?

Today is Tuesday, so you have both myself and Miss H on the blog today. We hope you have a lovely day. 

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Music

P.E.

Maths

LO: Solve logic puzzles

  • 37 + ? = 50
  • 36 – 6 = 32 - ?
  • Double 17
  • 8 x 10 =
  • Write 50 in words.
  • Name the 2D shape:
  • Have a look at the ‘Sandcastles’ problem below. 

Read it carefully together with your adult. How long was Lisa on holiday for? Who was she on holiday with? How old is Lisa?

So we don’t know from the information given, but if we don’t know these things, what do we know? Now what do we need to find out?

Do you have any ideas about how we might make a start? Why not pick a number to try for day 1 and see how we get on…Record that number for example ‘20’…

So day 1 she makes 20, day 2 she makes 16, day 3 she makes 12…. Keep going.

So, how many sandcastles is this altogether?

Hmmm, is that’s too many/ few?  What do we need to do to the starting number…? Your challenge is to find the number that Lisa DID make on day 1, and the other days of course, to give a total of 80 sandcastles over the 5 days. The type of maths you are using is called ‘trial and error’. Like I always say – you learn from your mistakes and you might not get it right first time but keep trying!

English

Can you remember what a noun is? Can you remember what a proper noun is? How about an adjective? There’s also something called a comparative adjective – these describe words by comparing them! Two examples would be ‘bigger’ or ‘smaller’. Have a go at this game…

sorting words

How did you get on with your introduction yesterday? Well today I’d like you to write the next two paragraphs. Look at your research and decide what you’d like to write about first. You need to think of an appropriate heading. You also need to use full sentences – not notes like you did in your research. Here’s an example of my notes and how to put them into interesting sentences:

Koalas – sleep 18 hours – don’t drink a lot – eat 1kg eucalyptus leaves…

Lifestyle

The sloth is one lazy animal but the koala is hot on its heels! Sleeping up to 18 hours each day, the koala has little time to do anything else. One other thing they do is eat. The little koala can eat a staggering amount of its favourite food – eucalyptus leaves (up to 1kg each day). Although they eat a lot of leaves, they don’t drink a lot of water – instead they get all the moisture they need through the leaves.

Have a go and see how you get on. Keep reading your work back – is it ‘hooking’ your reading in?

Remember to write just two paragraphs today – but make them really good!

Music

I thought as something a little different this last half term. Each week, we are going to learn a song from a different era. We will be starting with the 1970s! Here is the song Dancing Queen by Abba. Try learning this and performing it to people at home! Also, do a little research into music in the 1970s. Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • Which artists were popular?
  • What genre of music was most popular?
  • What instruments were used most during this decade?

Make notes and let me know how you get on! Here is a link to a YouTube video of the song and here are the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s 

PE

Our next event in our mini Olympics is the cycling. Now, there are many different events within cycling both on the track and on the road. I would like you to take part in a road event by cycling a distance and recording the distance you travelled. Can you take a picture of the people you went on a bike ride with? Here is a video of some cycling on the track from the most recent Olympics: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sewmeZa2K5Y

We hope you all have a marvelous day and keep in touch as we love seeing what you are up to! 

See you tomorrow, 

Mrs B and Miss H xx

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Remote Learning Monday 8th June 2020

admin on: Class 2

Happy Monday everyone! So today we welcome some of the Year 1 children back. I’m in the capable hands of Mr Hobson and I will be teaching my little bubble all the things on his blog. However, I thought it would be nice if you guys could send me your ideas about things we could do in class. Perhaps there’s a really nice activity you’ve done at home that you think the Year 1 children will enjoy? If you can think of anything, please email it in or comment on the blog.

So the suggested schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or Go Noodle 

Maths/Literacy - do this in batches of 20 mins each, build in breaks.

Geography

Maths

LO: Solve logic and shape puzzles.

 

  • 32 + 4 = 28 + ?
  • 30 – 8 =
  • Double 16
  • 6 x 10 =
  • Write 27 in words.
  • Name the 2D shape: 

Have a look at this little trick today:

Calendar Capers

You might have to read the instructions a few times and have a few tries! Here’s a link to a calendar if you need to download one here.

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

was     

want

what     

watch

wash     

wand

wasp     

wallet

wander    

squat

squash     

quality

quantity     

quarrel

As usual you will find them on Spelling Shed and the transcript for Spelling Planet is here to download.

So you all created amazing mind maps from your research on your Australian animal last week. Now I would like to put our facts into an information text. You need to write in full sentences and use headings!

Today I would like you to think about just your title and the introduction. This is the part where you are trying to ‘hook’ your reader into your writing, so that they really want to read all the way through your piece. Often it’s a good idea to include a rhetorical question (one that doesn’t need an answer, but is thought-provoking). You also don’t want to give too much away, so don’t use all your facts straight away. You may wish to include your opinion in the introduction – this can be quite persuasive and again ‘hook’ your reader in. Here’s mine, as an example:

All About Koalas

Many people see the koala as a symbol of Australia. They are often thought of as cute and cuddly. Sometime they are referred to as ‘bears’ when in fact they aren’t bears at all. Would you like to know more about these fascinating creatures? Then read on…

Geography

LO: To be able to use a compass and explore what north, south, east and west are.

I have loved all your emails about Australia. Today we are going to practise our map reading skills. We can use a map of Australia to help us improve our mapping skills. Have a look at this presentation with your adult – there are lots of questions to discuss. After, choose one of the activities from here to complete (or all of them if you should wish!).

Stay safe!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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