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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

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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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Gallery

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Well done to all the Reception children who have really done well in the first week. I'm so proud of everyone at home, continuing to keep up the great work. I know it's not easy and I really appreciate all your emails and your wonderful photos that help to keep us connected. Here's what happened in your week...

Have an amazing weekend! And stay safe.

Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Friday 5th June 2020

admin on: Class 2

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. I know as time goes on, it seems to be getting harder and harder not to be at school. My littlest boy, Ed is finding it hard at home – perhaps you could send him some advice or words of encouragement? If you are finding it hard, I think that reading the school blogs helps you to feel connected to school – not just the Y2 blog but the others too – Mr C always has a really good joke for everyone and it’s nice to see what other people are up to even if we might be having a down day or an ‘unproductive’ day. Anyhow, I hope you’ll enjoy the work today.

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.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Puzzles

  • 12 + ? = 20
  • 12 – 2 = 17 - ?
  • Write 23 in words.
  • Double 15
  • 10 x 10 =
  • Name the 3D shape:

Look at these:

These are called Arithmagons – special maths puzzles. The mystery numbers in 2 circles add up to the number in the square between them.  Have a look at these two and see if you can work them out – don’t scroll down just yet for the answer! You need to work around the triangle and ensure each circle adds up to the square in between them.

Here are some more to have a go at:

English

Can you remember what a preposition is? Have a look at this powerpoint with your adult and go through some of the activities on there. You can also have a go at this game:

preposition game

How are you getting on with your mind maps from Wednesday? Which animal did you chose? Have a look at Sam’s here, it might give you some ideas for your own:

If you’ve finished your research, I’d now like you to draw a detailed picture of your Australian creature. As you draw, think about all the facts you know about it. Your picture will go with the writing that we will do next week, so really take care with it.

Creative Friday

So with Australia as our theme this half term, I thought it would be fantastic to have a go at painting in the Aboriginal style. Here’s mine below, I’ve painted it on an a piece of MDF that Mr B was throwing out, but you can use paper, card, a cereal box or whatever you have to hand. I only have blue, yellow, red and white paint at home so I had to mix my colours carefully, but again just use what you have at home. First of all I drew out my platypus using pencil – but only very faintly. I then blocked in the larger colour areas. I left the green background till last. When the base coat was dry, I use a cotton bud to make all the white dots, this takes care and patience so that you keep the dot separate, but it’s worth it!

If you look at this website:

Aboriginal Art

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: Aboriginal Art Tutorial and if you google Aboriginal art, lots of ideas come up – have fun!

Have you ever heard of a lamington? This is an Australian cake, I thought you could have a go at making them over the next few weeks. I have to confess, I haven’t had time to do mine this week, but I intend to over the week. So perhaps we can compare result soon?! Here’s a recipe to follow:

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

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 4th June 2020

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Good morning my little cherubs!

I hope you are all okay and had a lovely half term break! I have been back to school this week, working with Reception in my own bubble! The children in my bubble came up with a name for our bubble, it is …  Yellow Superstars (which I was glad about because yellow is my favourite colour!). Also, on Sunday instead of the usual quiz, we did a Whodunnit! Macmillan Cancer Support have thought of different ways to fundraise virtually so have created different packs like The Games Night In, The Fine Dine Night In and the Whodunnit which I organised. We were each given a character and script for a murder mystery which was set on a cruise ship. We all dressed up as our characters and acted out our parts not knowing if we were the murderer or not! Right at the end, after we had all guessed who the culprit was, it turned out that my character had done it! I was in shock but we raised an amazing amount of money for a brilliant cause! Here is a picture from the night …

 

Anyway, enough of me and onto today!

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 your own song up about your experience in lockdown? 

PE

Computing

Science

This half term, we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats. We are going to focus on things that are living, dead or never been alive. We are all alive! What do we do that lets us know we are alive?

All living things do certain things to stay alive. These are called life processes. Animals, including humans, do these things. Plants do too, although they do them in different ways. We can remember these things by thinking about Mrs Gren.

Read through this PowerPoint for more information about Mrs Gren.

Here are a set of cards. Sort through them and decide if they are living or non-living.

Living things have life processes and they need food, water and air to stay alive. They can sense changes in the environment and can move, grow and reproduce.

Non-living things can be things that were once living or part of a living thing, or they can be things that have never been alive. They do not need food, water or air and they cannot reproduce.

Many non-living things have never been alive but some of them were once part of a living plant or an animal.

Your main activity for today is find three objects from home and decide if they are living, dead or have never been alive. You will have to give three reasons why you labelled your object.

PSHE

Have a read through this story called Odd Socks.

Everyone has differences that we can and cannot see but does that mean we should treat them differently? Discuss this with people at home.

I would like you to create a mind map of qualities that make you different from other people. Here is what makes me different from other people …

 

You should be proud of your differences and make sure that we respect everyone’s differences and treat everyone equally. Our differences are what make us unique and special and should treasure these!

PE

On Tuesday, we begun our Olympic adventure! Today, I would like you to complete the hurdles.

Find some objects at home which you could use as hurdles. Set them out with a good distance between each object so you are not just skipping along! Time yourself and let us now how you get on! Can anyone in your house beat your time? Good luck and here is a YouTube clip from the Olympics in 2016 …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6oE2wG_p0Y

Computing

We were meant to be starting our new computing topic but when I logged onto PurpleMash, I saw they had creating something quite incredible! They have created a music programme where you can make your own piece of electronic music. I would like you to have a go at composing your own piece of electronic music! I can’t wait to boogie on down to them …

I hope you all have a lovely day and the weather improves!

Miss H x

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Remote Learning Wednesday 3rd June 2020

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Good morning Class 2! It’s Wednesday already and today we will be warmly welcoming back some of our Reception children into school. It feels like a new beginning and all staff are excited to have pupils back in the classrooms. We hope we can have everyone back real soon, but for now, keep up your fantastic work with the school 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.

R.E.

Maths

LO: Visualise 2D shapes in a range of positions and orientations.

  • 26 + ? = 40
  • 27 – 7 = 23 - ?
  • 8 x 10 =
  • Double 12
  • Write 21 in words.
  • Name the 3D shape:
  •  

Have you heard of a tangram? Tangrams are an ancient Chinese puzzle made from 7 pieces.

Here is a copy of them:

You can print these out and cut them out carefully. Do you know the name of each shape? These pieces are arranged to make pictures and your challenge is to work out how it was done! If you go to this website you can find an online Tangram  - be warned it’s not too easy! Can you use your own Tangram pieces to make the following pictures? What else can you make?

English

How did you get on with the Rainbow Serpent story yesterday? Can you remember all the different animals that were mentioned? If not have a look back at yesterday’s story here:

 

I can see that it mentions:

  • Dingoes
  • Kangaroos
  • Tree-frog
  • Eagles
  • Galah
  • Emu
  • Barramundi
  • Ants
  • Beetles
  • Spiders
  • Scorpions

Which ones do you recognise? Which are more unusual? Today I’d like you to choose one creature to research. You will start to create a research map on this animal. Think about how you can arrange your mindmap – will you having headings? Some suggestions might be ‘food’, ‘appearance’, ‘habitat. Find out as much as you can about your animal – I want you to be an emu expert or a scorpion specialist by the time you’ve written all your notes!

R.E.

LO: Explore how people might feel called to do something.

Our theme for this half term is: What did Jesus teach and how did he live? Discuss with your adult the question, ‘what is a calling?’. What types of things might people feel called to do? Some people believe that Jesus had a calling to serve God. Watch this little video about Jesus’ baptism and then discuss the questions underneath.

Have you ever seen anyone baptised? Was the person a baby or an older person?

Were they baptised like Jesus - by being dunked under the water?

How do you think Jesus felt when he heard God speaking to him?

How do you think John felt when he was asked to baptise Jesus?

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

Mrs B x

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Remote Learning Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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Good morning Class 2! So I’ve been in school getting the classroom ready for our first pupils to be back. I’m pleased to say that we now have a brand new ceiling and lights, which are so much nicer and will be kinder for our eyes. The classroom looks a little bit different, but still a lovely learning space and I look forward to having children back in there! I hope you found yesterday OK and enjoyed the work on Australia!

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

  • 19 + ? = 30
  • 26 – 6 = 22 - ?
  • Double 7
  • 7 x 10 =
  • Write 20 in words.
  • Name the 3D shape:
  •   

Have a look at these four coins – they need to be arranged in a line according to the following rules:

  1. The first two coins have a total of 12p.
  2. The first coin is double the value of the third coin.
  3. The second and third coins have a total of 7p.
  4. The second coin is double the value of the last coin.

Can you do it? Now see if you can do these ones too:

English

Can you remember what an adjective is? Have a look at this website:

Adjectives

There is a lot of information about adjectives on here and a great game to have a go at too!

I hope you enjoyed finding out about Dreamtime yesterday. Today, we are going to look at the first story in our book. So take a look at The Rainbow Serpent and the Story of Creation together with your adult and then answer these comprehension questions. You can download a PDF of the story here or read it from the pictures below:

  1. How did the Serpent move over the flat, dry, empty land?
  2. What did the tracks that the Serpent created become?
  3. Explain how the mountains came to be.
  4. Name three creatures that she woke up first.
  5. Who did she wake up last of all?
  6. What did the Rainbow Serpent teach the humans?
  7. What warning did she give to the humans?

 Music

For music this week, and this week only, I would like you to experiment with your musical talents! Find something unusual that makes an interesting sound. Repeat this process until you have a collection of four or more items. Now is your time to get creative! Make a piece of music to inspire others to make their own unique compositions! Have fun! 

PE

This half term in PE, on Tuesday's and Thursday's, we are going to be learning athletics. It was ment to be the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this summer, however it has been postponed. So I though why not bring the Summer Olympics to you! Each session we are going to learn a differnt sport that can be found in the Summer Olympics. If you complete every task, at the end of the half term you will recieve a gold medal for completing in your very own mini Olympics! 

The first event will be the sock-putt (shotputt). 

As most of you will not have a shotputt at home, I thought you could use a ball of socks! See how far you can throw them from standing on the spot, feet sholder-width apart. Place the ball of socks under you chin at one side, then lean back on your back leg. You are going to push your weight forward to your front leg and then push you sock-putt forward and release! How can you measure the distance that your sock-putt has travelled? Let us know how far you throw it! Here is a link to a video of the actual shotputt at the Olympic Games: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs97EQNJTFA

Have a lovely day, enjoy the sun and stay safe! 

Mrs B and Miss H xx

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Remote Learning Monday 1st June 2020

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Hello! Welcome to Summer Term 2! A huge thank you to Miss Hemingway for doing such a fabulous job with the Y2 blog in the last week. It was great to know that everything was in safe hands! I tried to relax, but you know I’m not that great at it! We managed to get a lovely picnic in the Dales, right next to a river and away from anyone else. The boys loved having a paddle and it was the first time they’d been in the car for 8 weeks. We also walked 10km along Black Hill, which was amazing. I've dabbled into a bit of soap making using the left over grain from the brewery and I have to say it's pretty good! I thought you might like to know how the veg patch is coming along – well everything is still alive and I’ve even eaten some of the salad leaves and radishes, which were delicious! Here are some pics...

As you know, we are opening up school this week, which means it’s all change again. About this time last year, we were making plans for me to move from Y5 to Y2 and now I find myself teaching Y1! How life changes, but we always have to look for the rainbows. I will still be doing my Y2 blogs everyday but I won’t be able to answer emails as quickly as I have been doing, so please bear with me. I’m working on a ‘cloning’ potion, but I haven’t been successful yet! So keep up all the fabulous work and keep sending in your photos.

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.

 

  • 17 + 4 = ? + 15
  • 20 – 7 =
  • Double 6
  • 5 x 10 =
  • Write 19 in words.
  • Name the 3D shape: 

Have a look at this picture:

The four bears are going to sit at this table for a birthday tea. Your task is to sit them in the correct places according to these clues…

  1. The blue bear sits opposite the green bear.
  2. The yellow bear sits on the left of the blue bear.
  3. The red bear wants lemonade to drink.

Now have a go at these puzzles too…

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

charge

large

fringe

barge

gentle

gem

giant

giraffe

energy

badge

ledge

bridge

splodge

fudge

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

This half term’s topic in ‘A Land Down Under’. What does ‘down under’ mean?

It means Australia! Why do you think we say ‘down under’?

Can you remember the word 'indigenous'. We used the term when we looked at Christopher Columbus and his journey to America. He met the indigenous people of America – the people that were there first, originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; the native people. Do you know who the indigenous people of Australia are? Can you find out?

This is the book that we are going to read from in the first few weeks of this half term. Do you know what a billabong is, have you heard the word before? A billabong is an Australian noun that describes a stagnant pond or waterhole. The book is called Stories from the Billabong, here is the introduction, please read this with your adult:

It mentions the word ‘Dreamtime’. This is something very sacred to the indigenous people of Australia. I'd like you to find out about 'Dreamtime' today by doing a little research. You might want to have a look at this video to help you: Dreamtime video.

Geography

LO: To recognise Australia's territories and states

Do know where the country Australia is? Have a look through these slides about Australia, and discuss the questions on there. 

Can you print off this puzzle, cut it out and remake? It will help you to remember the names of the territories. Now have a go at this challenge:

I hope you enjoy your first day back. I know it's always a little bit difficult to get back into a routine, but if you can make a great start today, I'm sure the rest of the week will be a breeze. Stay safe my lovelies!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Friday Gallery

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What the most fabulous week I have had with all of you! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, I think you need to give a big thank you to everyone at home for helping you out! It is half term next week so we will not be posting any blogs but please do keep letting us know what you are doing! 

Have a marvelous half term, a good rest but most importantly, stay safe! 

Miss H xx

Fun activities

Art

Literacy

Maths

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Remote Learning Friday 22nd May 2020

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Top of the morning to you, my lovelies! IT IS FRIDAY!

I can’t believe that a week has flown by already! It has been a pleasure to take over the year two blog this week, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have! I thought I would leave you with a few quotes from my new favourite book which was given to me by a very special person …

   

Who joined in the World Record breaking art lesson yesterday? I know I did and loved it! 

Here are the drawings that Isabel, Mrs Barker, my Mum, Grandma and me all drew! 

Isabel 

   

Mrs Barker

My Mum, Grandma and me

If you missed it, here is the link to the lesson so you can catch up! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUN5vR4QZY

Here's the suggested timetable for today:

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/

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

Break – If you have a pet, try taking a funny picture of it and we could make a funny pet wall on the blog to make people smile?

Creative Friday

Maths;

Lo: Solve a maths investigation

  • 59 + 14 =
  • 83 - 37 =
  • 4 + 93 + 6 =
  • 56 ÷ 4 =
  • Write Twenty-one in digits.
  • Partition 916 into 100s, 10s and 1s.

Here is your puzzle for the day:

Literacy;

You have really been enjoying researching your sea creature for our non-chronological report! Today is going to be your chance to write your non-chronological report up! You need to remember the following:

You can add in images if you feel it would add to your report. I can’t wait to see what they all look like here is the start of Jackson’s …

 

Creative Friday;

I’m not normally with you for creative Friday so I am very excited! I thought as something a little different, we would do some more photography. Here are three activities for you to get your teeth into. Choose one or all, it is up to you!

Activity one

Take a walk around your house and garden if you can, use a tablet, smartphone or digital camera to take photos from a Bird’s Eye View (from above the object), and Worm’s Eye View (from the bottom of the object, looking up) and by zooming in on just one part of your subject. Here are my examples that I took:

Bird's Eye View

Worm's Eye View

Don’t forget to focus the camera by touching the screen where the object is. After the walk, choose the best photos for each angle, and delete the others.

You might want to edit your photos for the best effect by cropping them. If you are using a tablet or smart phone, you should be able to do this by tapping on the photo and pressing edit or a little image of a pencil. You could ask a grown up to help you with this.

Activity two

Forced perspective is a technique that creates an optical illusion go make an object appear further away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography.

These are made by having an object close to the camera lens to make it look bigger and something further away to make it look smaller. There is no editing involved.

Here is one I attempted when I visited the Tower of Pisa last Easter … 

   

What do you think? Now, think of a creative scene with an object or second (or third) person and set up your photograph.

If you don’t have access to a digital camera, you could draw what your idea would have been. Good luck and happy snapping!

Activity three

I would like you to have a go at recreating a famous painting through photography.

Firstly, you need to choose a famous painting that you would like to recreate. Here are some examples of paintings you may choose …

Girl with a Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer

Mona Lisa – Leonardo Da Vinci

American Gothic – Grant Wood

The Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dalí

The Artists Garden at Giverny - Claude Monet

The Son of Man – Réne Magritte

Irises – Vincent Van Gough

Then, spend some time trying to create the relevant props you need. You might be able to use things from around your house (as long as you have your grown- ups permission!) or you might want to make them out of paper. Next, take a photo of your recreated painting using either a digital camera or a smartphone. Here are some examples of recreated paintings that I found on Google …

      

Here is a recipe that never fails for us, a lemon cake which is one of my favourites! We got the recipe from my Auntie and you can make it as a traybake, as a round double layer cake or as buns …

Simple Lemon Traybake

225g baking spread

225g caster sugar

275g self-raising flour

4 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

4tbsp milk

Lemon essence (or a flavour of your choosing)

  • Cream together the butter and sugar
  • Sieve in the flour and mix
  • Add the eggs, one at a time and mix until smooth
  • Add the baking powder and milk
  • This is the point to add the flavouring
  • Place in a baking tin you have chosen
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes

You can then add any toppings you like, this is my Auntie’s favourite topping which you add after it has come out of the oven …

100g sugar

Juice of 1 or 2 lemons

  • Mix sugar and lemon juice
  • Pour over the cake and leave to cool

Here is a little something from me to say thank you and we miss you! 

Keep the emails and pictures coming! I will use any work and images that have come in up to dinnertime today for the Friday gallery!

Miss H x

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Remote Learning Thursday 21st May 2020

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Good morning to everyone!

What a beautiful day we had yesterday with the weather, I do hope it continues today! My partner, James, was getting a little fed up and lonely at our house on his own so bought the Old Trafford football ground to build. We thought it would take him a couple of weeks but it only took him a couple of days, so as an early birthday present, I decided to get him some second-hand Lego from Ebay. He has now constructed Tower Bridge, he even had to construct the little red bus and yellow taxi! It took him four days in total, he would have finished it sooner but decided to spread the experience of building it out! Here are the masterpieces …

What have you been constructing at home? Let me know!

As part of a PE challenge set by Amelia, I had to do each yoga pose for 25 seconds. Why don’t you have a try with and let you know how you got on?

 

Here's the suggested timetable for today:

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 – If you have a pet, try taking a funny picture of it and we could make a funny pet wall on the blog to make people smile?

PE

Computing

Science

I thought for today, because it is nearly half-term, we could have a bit of a different science lesson. Here are 44 engineering and science challenges from the engineers at Dyson and I thought that you could choose some, which appeal to you, to do today! Are you going to choose the underwater volcano? Or will it be the boat powered by a chemical reaction? Let us know which you choose. How exciting this is going to be!

Challenge Cards

PSHE

Have you written on our Padlet yet? It is looking amazing! Please do keep adding to it as it is making me and everyone else smile! Already written on it? Please add more as you will always make someone smile!

Kindness Tree - Padlet

Here is what it looks like so far …

 

PE

Thank you to those of you who have already sent me challenges! I would like you to keep sending them in! Here is a reminder of what to do …

I would like you to create some activities for me to do at home. Use everything that we have learned so far. This includes dance, gymnastics, netball, cricket, games, orienteering and anything else that you have been up to! I promise that I will do each activity that is given to me across the week and send evidence of me taking part! Have fun and good luck (I don’t know if that is for you or me?!) …

Computing

On Purplemash, we are going to carry on looking at coding and consolidating your knowledge of coding! I have set three 2Dos for you to complete on PurpleMash. There are videos at the start of each challenge which explains each task. If you click the hint button, it will show you how to code each object. Any problem, just let me know. Good luck!

Snail Race

Guard the Castle

Superheroes

If it is as sunny today, please do make sure you are being safe and of course, enjoying yourself! Keep in touch!

Miss H

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Fancy some World Record breaking art?

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Isabel, in our class, pointed this out to me and I had to pass it along ... 

Like many of us, you may have been enjoying Rob Biddulph’s brilliant Draw with Rob draw along videos, which have amassed a huge online following and now been watched over 2 million times on YouTube.

On May 21st, Rob is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Art Lesson

Rob will be live on YouTube at 4.00pm (BST) but in order for the attempt to meet Guinness World Records’ criteria we need participants – young and old –  to register for the free lesson at www.artworldrecords.com and be there for the whole 30 minutes. 

The attempt will also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19.  Participants can donate what they can and companies have also begun to pledge financial support. These donations will go towards high impact charities to counter the impact of COVID-19, including stopping the disease’s spread, providing immediate relief to those most impacted and preventing future pandemics. 

#ArtWorldRecords #MakeHistoryatHome #DrawWithRob #StayAtHome

Miss H

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Remote Learning Wednesday 20th May 2020

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Good morning to you my little cherubs !

It has been a while since I updated you on my painting so I thought I would share it with you today! I haven’t had chance to add much more to my masterpiece, but it is coming along nicely. I am planning to add a lot more and may even finish it over Spring Bank! After I have finished it, we are going to have it mounted onto some wood like a proper canvas, so the moment of truth, what do you think?

This is what it is hopefully going to look like when I have finished …

Check out the break for a funny idea I had …

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

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

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

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

Break – If you have a pet, try taking a funny picture of it and we could make a funny pet wall on the blog to make people smile?

RE

Maths;

Lo: Solve a maths investigation

  • 47 + 66 =
  • 94 - 30 =
  • 53 + 8 + 2 =
  • 45 ÷ 5 =
  • Write ninty-eight in digits.
  • Partition 431 into 100s, 10s and 1s.

Here is your puzzle for the day:

Literacy;

It was lovely to see your acrostic poems yesterday! Over the next two days, we are going to create a non-chronological report about a sea creature. We write non-chronological reports to give people information on a particular subject. A non-chronological report is non-fiction.

Today, I would like you to research your favourite sea creature! Will you choose the mighty blue whale or the humble sea snake? The colourful blue tang or cheeky dolphin? The choice it yours! Find out and make notes about the animal you have chosen, we want to give people information about these wonderful creatures.

Here are some questions that you could discuss in your report:

  • What does it look like?
  • What is the habitat like?
  • What is their diet?
  • What are their predators/prey?
  • Can you think of a fun fact that you can add?

Here is a structure you could use for your report:

Tomorrow, we will write up our report, good luck!

RE;

What are special times for Christians and Muslims?

What might you do differently at special times or for celebrations? Think of birthdays and other celebrations, do you go to a special place or do things that you don’t normally do?

Christians and Muslims both have special times during the year when they might have special worship or prayers. Can you name any festivals you have heard about/celebrated? What symbols are associated with these different festivals?

Christians celebrate a festival called Harvest. Click here to find out more:

http://request.org.uk/restart/2014/09/08/harvest/

Do you know how Muslims prepare for Eid Ul Fitr? Special prayers are said during Ramadan including opening and closing fast and a special night of prayer in the last week of Ramadan.

Here is a PowerPoint about this festival, which is happening at the moment.

The Traweeh is a special prayer during Ramadan when Muslims remember the giving of the Qu’ran to Prophet Mohammed.

Discuss these festivals with people at home. You could create a poster for each festival, explaining what it is about using pictures and only a few words?

Thank you all for a fabulous week so far and remember to keep in touch!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Tuesday 19th May 2020

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Good morning my little rays of sunshine!

Updated guess who ... 

Where has the sun gone!? We have been very busy quizzing lately with friends! I have taken on a quizmaster role and my sister, who is in a different household to us, has been score keeper. Rather her than me! Each household taking part comes up with 10 questions on a topic. We then take it in turns reading out our questions followed by the answers. For the last two quizzes, we have included a scavenger hunt! We have asked people to come up with team names and my mum, Grandma and I are called Here Come the Girls! I then take a picture of all of us together as a way to remember. Here is one from our quiz with friends on Sunday…

Maybe you could organise a quiz by making up some questions on a topic?

Here is the suggested timetable for today:

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

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

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

Break – Have a go at one of the ‘Kid’s Quizzes’ on this YouTube channel? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvKtHtvrS4LO3a0igHMPnD9W2u9bo8Lxd

Music

PE

Maths;

Lo: Solve a maths investigation

  • 63 + 43 =
  • 55 - ? = 27
  • £1 – 19p =
  • 52 ÷ 4 =
  • Write forty-one in digits.
  • Partition 851 into 100s, 10s and 1s.

Here is your puzzle for the day:

Literacy;

How did you get on with your description yesterday of under the sea? The work that I was sent yesterday blew my socks off! Today, we are going to be writing an acrostic poem for a sea creature. An acrostic poem uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line. All the lines of the poem should relate to or describe the topic word. Here is a plan for how to begin your poem:  

  • First, think of a theme, e.g. sharks.
  • Next, collect lots of ideas about that theme.
  • Then, write the letters of your theme word vertically down the page in capital letters.
  • Finally, use your ideas to write each line of the poem. Don’t worry if you can’t think of the lines in order. It is fine to go back and add any missing lines afterwards as long as your poem makes sense.

Off you go! Here is a poem I created about a dolphin as if I were one:

Dancing on the waves

Over the water I jump

Long strides swimming

Perfectly gliding

Happy and playful

I laugh all day

Never-ending adventures

Maybe you could decorate around your poem with pictures relating to the theme?

Music;

How did you get on with your graphic scores last week? This week, I would like you to use your graphic scores to perform your composition. Make sure you allow yourself some rehearsal time before you perform your piece of music! Why not give a performance to the people in your house? Let me know how you get on …

PE;

You have all been doing so well with all of the lessons, here is something a little different for you today! I would like you to create some activities for me to do at home. Use everything that we have learned so far. This includes dance, gymnastics, netball, cricket, games, orienteering and anything else that you have been up to! I promise that I will do each activity that is given to me across the week and send evidence of me taking part! Have fun and good luck (I don’t know if the good luck is for you or me?!) …

Have a lovely day! Please do send me emails with you and your work! It is so lovely to see all of you and hear how you are getting on! Remember to keep adding to our Padlet: 

Kindness Tree - Padlet

Miss H

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Remote Learning Monday 18th May 2020

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Good morning, Miss H here! I am very excited to be with you for the full week!

I have had a very relaxing weekend! I took some time to add more to my colour by numbers painting, I did some baking with my Mum and Grandma and carried on looking at old photos in preparation for a very special occasion coming up in July. I also had a video call from my fish! I have missed them very much, especially talking to them! Unfortunately, one of them passed away so we buried it in the garden. At least we still have lots more to keep us amused, here is a picture of some of my beautiful little fish …

 

This links in very well with our literacy, just a little heads up!

Here is the suggested timetable for the day:

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

Active time - Joe Wicks guided PE lesson at 9am 

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

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

Break – Why not play a game of I spy ... I spy with my BIG eye, something beginning with g? 

History

Maths;

Lo: Solve a maths investigation

  • 72 + 23 =
  • 40 – 18 =
  • £1 – 55p =
  • 20 ÷ 5 =
  • Write forty in digits.
  • Partition 222 into 100s, 10s and 1s

This week we are going to be doing lots of investigation in maths! You will get sent a puzzle each day for you to complete. Here is your puzzle for the day:

You can use any way you know and different objects to help you work out the answers. Write the answers down in the home learning book, good luck!

Literacy;

Here are this week’s spellings, remember that they are on Spelling Shed and here is the transcript for Spelling Planet.

travel

cancel

vowel

tunnel

jewel

camel

towel

label

This week, with me, your literacy work is going to be based on the book Rainbow Fish by Michael Pfister.

Here is a YouTube link to the book being read aloud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mryuEKkKc

Also, here is a link to a website where you can read the book yourself if you don’t have it at home:

https://www.storyjumper.com/book/read/44701546/The-Rainbow-Fish

In the book, Michael Pfister uses a lot of descriptive language to help the reader imagine what is being described to them. Today, I would like you to write a description of the setting to the story which is under the sea, using adjectives. Use everything you have been taught so far in year 2 to really wow me!

Here is the start of mine …

Far below where the golden sun shimmered on the surface, deeper than the rainbow coral, beyond the darkest of caverns stood the most glorious of all sights.

Like golden shards from heaven, beams of light sliced through the darkness to reveal a myriad of colours.  Plants, all neatly placed in organised rows, waved at the passing traffic. There were shoals of shimmering fish which were all colours of the rainbow including yellow, green, red, orange and blue. Along the sea bed there were scuttling, red crabs darting along, lumbering purple squid dodging in and out of the hustle and bustle of sea life, and majestic, regal blue whales diving down deep after reaching the surface for air.

Here is a video of life under the sea for some inspiration:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-wonders-of-nature-underwater-world/zh3ygwx

History;

In history, we are going to be organising pictures of the seaside in chronological order. Have a look through these information slides and discuss when you think the pictures were taken. 100 years ago? 50 years ago? Recently?

Then, look at the speech bubbles and decide which one is talking about a holiday 100 years ago, 50 years ago and a recent holiday. Could you guess correctly?

Here are some sheets which show blank swimming outfits for the three different eras. Research to find out what outfits at this time looked like then colour in each costume in an appropriate design. If you don’t have access to a printer, just draw what they looked like in your home learning books. Here is what they look like on this sheet:

   

When you have finished, cut out each of the people and arrange them in your home learning books in chronological order. Remember chronological order is putting things in the order that they happened. You could write some descriptions of what seaside holidays during each of these times was like. Have fun!

Remember to email to let us know how you are getting on! Have a lovely day!

Miss H

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Gallery

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Here's this week's gallery Year 2 - you've been a busy lot again, so well done! I've included some Race for Life pics also (sorry you're on your side there Amelia, not sure what happened there!). Keep sending in your photos next week, Miss H will be saving them for next Friday's gallery. Take care and enjoy the weekend. Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Friday 15th May 2020

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Happy Friday everyone! This will be my last blog for a while. Next week, I’m on ‘holiday’ as I’m working in school through the half term. Therefore I will be leaving you in the wonderful hands of Miss H. I’m sure she’ll have lots of exciting learning opportunities for you and I’ll no doubt not be able to resist popping onto the blog and email to see how you all are – I’m not that good at ‘relaxing’! Remember that today is ‘Uniform Day’, so please send me a picture of you working hard in your uniform!

Guess who ..... (There is even one of Mrs Barker and myself!) Keep them coming and we can keep adding more!

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.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Shape revision

  • 75 + 34 =
  • 80 – 67 =
  • 3 + 87 + 9 =
  • 32 ÷ 4 =
  • Write eighty-eight in digits.
  • Partition 273 into 100s, 10s and 1s.

How many 2D shapes can you remember in 30 seconds? How many 3D shapes can you name in 30 seconds? Discuss these questions with your adult:

Now have a look at this: Shapes

See if you can complete this table,  and then have a good go at this sheet - you might be able to find some 3D shapes around your house to help you:

English

Something a little off plan today, but I couldn’t see the opportunity missed. I’ve just been made aware of the Mass Observation, which is an archive of people’s lives. You can find out more about it through this video clip.

The archive are asking for school children to write a diary of the 12th of May – which was last Tuesday. I know what I was doing! Running around the playground but what were you doing? I’d love you to have a go at writing your diary from Tuesday and submitting to the archive. All the information you need is on this web page:

Mass Observation

Creative Friday

I’ve had some lovely photos of your camper van designs, how is everyone else getting on with those?

I thought I’d share a recipe with you today, it’s from my friend’s mum – she is an amazing baker and I’m sure you’ll love these biscuits if you make them:

Oat Rounds makes 16

50g caster sugar

100g softened butter

100g porridge oats

50g plain flour

  • Pre-heat oven 160/fan140/gas 3 and lightly grease baking trays
  • Measure sugar and butter into bowl and beat together
  • Add oats and flour and work together
  • Lightly knead until smooth and roll out to1/4 inch thickness on floured surface
  • Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter place on baking trays
  • Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown cool on rack 

Here’s a nice seaside picture you might like to have a go at too! Click the link below for some instructions on how to do it!

Seaside Art

Please also keep adding to our Kindness Tree Padlet, the contributions from yesterday are lovely. Wouldn't it be nice if all the class could contribute?

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

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 14th May 2020

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Well a good morning to you all on this marvellous Thursday!

At home, we have been looking through old photos and reminiscing about what life used to be like. This is something I always like to do as I am fascinated with the history behind different photographs. Recently, before the virus, we even got out an old projector with different little slides that you have to push into the projector to move them on. Here are some of the photos that we came across of me …

   

   

Why not have a look back through some of your old photographs. You can send me some if you like and I will create a guess who collage!

Here's the suggested timetable for today:

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 have a game of musical bumps? Remember to be careful and try to 'bump' on a cushion or something soft!

PE

Computing

Science

Today, we are going to be looking at exploring the environment as a factor of survival for animals, including humans. Can you remember the three things that all animals, including humans, need to survive? That is right, they need oxygen, water and food! Think about where you live and why you live there.

Animals live in lots of different habitats and their bodies have adapted to suit the environment they live in. Polar bears, for example, have thick coats to keep them warm in the cold polar regions.

Sharks and other fish live underwater because they do not have lungs to breathe in oxygen like land animals do. Instead, they have gills to take in oxygen from the water. They also have bodies that are smooth so that they can move easily in water.

Your first task is to decide which environment is best for these animals and state your reasons why? You could draw the table in your home school book or here is a printable copy.

Now, I would like you to research your favourite animal and answer the following questions:

  • Where does this animal get its water from?
  • What does this animal eat?
  • Where does this animal live? Why?
  • What else does this animal need to survive?

Then you can draw a picture of the animal in its habitat. You can present your work however you like; an example is here if you are not sure how to start:

PSHE

We are going to create a class Kindness tree!

Mrs Barker introduced us to something called ‘Padlet’ which is like a virtual piece of paper that we can all get to and write on! If you click on the link below, you will be sent to a new window. Hopefully, you will see that I have started us off by adding my own quote to make you smile! If you double click on the piece of paper or click the ‘plus’ button, you can begin typing. In the title part, I’d like you to put your name, then we can see who has contributed. You need to write your message to everyone then press the enter button. You can add images or doodles that you can draw by pressing on the ellipsis (…). I am looking forward to your posts to make me and others smile! Here is a link to our Padlet:

Kindness Tree - Padlet

PE

Right, on to tennis for the day!

Find a line to work from and place a hoop or something circular 5 paces away from the line. Hit the ball so it bounces in to the hoop, how many shots can you get in to the hoop?

Spread hoops or various objects around an open space at various distances, make sure the objects can be hit with a ball! Stand along one side of the open space and using alternate forearm and backhand try to hit the different objects or hoops. How many hoops or objects can you hit? Try challenging someone in house to beat your score for both challenges?

If you don’t have the facilities to do tennis at home, you could always use your hand as a racquet.

Computing

On Purplemash, we are going to carry on looking at coding.

I thought that over the next two weeks, we will consolidate your knowledge of coding! I have set three 2Dos for you to complete on PurpleMash. There are videos at the start of each challenge which explains each task. If you click the hint button, it will show you how to code each object. Any problem, just let me know. Good luck!

Tick Tock Clock Challenge

Printing on the Screen

Haunted House Scene

Stay safe and keep smiling!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Wednesday 13th May 2020

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Good morning Class 2! Well we did it! I managed to run for a whole two hours – the longest I’ve ever run and the farthest too at 11.3km. I’m so proud of everyone who got involved either by racing themselves or sponsoring the event! As I published this blog, the total raised is £1385, which is amazing and I’m sure Cancer Research will be so pleased. Just to let you know, we are holding a ‘Uniform Day’ this Friday. If you could wear your uniform (hopefully it still fits!) and send us a picture, we’ll try to put together a class picture!

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: Tell the time to five minutes including ¼ to and ¼ past the hour.

  • 29 + 89 =
  • 88 – 50 =
  • 61 + 9 + 3 =
  • 30 ÷ 5 =
  • Write twenty-six in digits.
  • Partition 783 into 100s, 10s and 1s

Talk to your adult about time. Can you remember how many seconds there are in a minute? How many minutes in an hour? How many hours in a day? Take a look at this video to remind you about telling the time on the hour half an hour, ¼ past and ¼ to the hour – you don’t need to watch the whole video as it does become quite annoying but it gives you an idea!

Then have a go at this game:

Telling the time

Can you now complete this sheet?

English

Here’s today’s Litz Blitz…

  • What type of word is underlined: I love receiving your emails!
  • Write in the missing punctuation: what time is it
  • Which word means to subtract:     addition        minus       share
  •  Fill in the missing word: Would you like some carrots ______ peas?
  • Make the contraction for:  I will

I was so impressed with your Mousehole story, here is it in full…

What a great job you all did! I'm so proud of everyone who contributed - look what we can achieve when we work as a team! If you'd like a copy to print out, you can download it here.

Now after a reading a good book, it’s always nice to review it and let others know about it, then they can read it too! I’d like you to have a good go at a book review today – tell me what you thought of The Mousehole Cat, what were your favourite parts? Here is a template for you to use.

R.E.

How do Muslims pray? How do people prepare to pray? Have a look at this clip. Did you hear the call to prayer? What do they think it means? How would they feel if they were a Muslim and heard this? How might this help Muslims have a sense of belonging? Some Muslims choose to have it broadcast on the radio into their homes, creating a wider sense of belonging.

Prayer mats are very significant – here is a template to design your own.

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

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Remote Learning Tuesday 12th May 2020

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Good morning Class 2! Well today is the day! Netherthong Race for Life! I’m in school and I’m going to be busy working this morning, but I know that I’ll be thinking about this afternoon. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored this event so far and good luck to everyone who has designed their own Race for Life – just knowing that you are with me in spirit will help me to carry on this afternoon.

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: Find fractions of amounts

  • 85 + 37 =
  • 27 – ? = 9
  • £1 – 68p =
  • 60 ÷ 5 =
  • Write fifty-five in digits.
  • Partition 356 into 100s, 10s and 1s.

Look at this number sentence: ¼ of 12 = ? To find ¼ of a number, we can halve and halve again to split the number into 4 equal parts. Look at 1/3 of 12; what does this mean? This time we need to split 12 into 3 equal groups…

Now have a go at these…

English

Here’s today’s Litz Blitz…

1) What type of word is underlined:

We raised lots of money for Cancer Research

2) Write in the 3 missing capital:

today is tuesday, and tomorrow is wednesday.

3) Which word means to do something well:

accomplish      accompany       accommodate

4) Fill in the missing word:

Simon went  _________ the road.

5) Make the contraction for they are

Have a go at this sentence game today… http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L8741/index.html#

It should really help you to think about how we can ‘build’ sentences and make them more interesting.

Then I’d like you to go back to our class story from yesterday and add some more. The children that had a go yesterday were brilliant! It was so lovely to see all your names there. Let’s keep going with that – remember to read everything that goes before your part and we are writing in the ‘past tense’ – so your verbs might need ‘ed’ at the end! Don't rush the story, ensure you have lots of description to paint pictures in your readers' minds. 

Here is the link to the page:

Mousehole Cat Padlet

Music

How did you get on with your accompaniments last week? We are going to keep with the theme of using objects from around your house as instruments and compose your very own seaside soundscape. A soundscape is where you use different sounds to bring a scene or image to life. This week I would like you to create a graphic score of what your composition is going to look like. Here is an example of what a graphic score is to remind you.

Here is a blank score for you to use. Think about what you could use to represent the sea, birds, people chattering and laughing, anything you normally hear at a seaside. Here is a YouTube clip of sounds you hear at the seaside to give you some inspiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGIXT7ce3vQ

PE

How did you get on last week with the blindfolds? Any bumped knees? This week, I would like you to do the same but after you have plotted your course, you be the person that is blindfolded! You will need to write some clear instructions for the person directing you to use! Good luck …

Have a wonderful day! Keep smiling and keep sending me your emails - we just love reading them!

Mrs B & Miss H x

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Race for Life

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So the Netherthong Race for Life is tomorrow at 1pm! I know so many of you have organised your own event in your gardens and surrounding areas. We have had so much support through the fundraising link, we are now at around 75% of our £1000 target. Please keep sharing this link so that we can reach our goal.

If you take any photos or videos of your event, please email them to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk  If you send in your pictures, we will automatically presume you give us permission to use on the website and other sites associated with Cancer Research. I hope to put some kind of montage together when I recover from running around the playground! This will be a wonderful whole school collaboration at a time when we can’t be together. Good luck – knowing that you are all there will spur me on, I’m sure!

Happy running!

Mrs Barker

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Gallery

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I've loved receiving all your emails this week! You're all doing so well with your work and other fantastic activities that are teaching you so many life skills. Here are all your classmates...

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Remote Learning Monday 11th May 2020

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend and had some nice V.E. Day celebrations. The weather has been lovely and we really enjoyed a little afternoon tea in the garden on Friday...

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.

History

Maths

LO: Solve missing number multiplications and divisions, and word problems.

  • 72 + 23 =
  • 40 - 18 =
  • £1 – 55p =
  • 20 ÷ 5 =
  • Write forty in digits.
  • Partition 222 into 100s, 10s and 1s

How could yo work out □ x 5 = 20 ? Talk to you adult about how you would do this problem. Do you agree that it is asking us how many 5s are in 20? If you can’t remember the answer, then count up in 5s. We could use the inverse and rewrite the question like this:  20 ÷ 5 = □ 

What numbers could go in these boxes: □ x □ = 10 ?

Read this problem with your adult:

Mr Kershaw has 30 children in his class. They all need new pencils. There are 10 pencils in a box. How many boxes does he need?

Discuss the problem and then solve. Now have a go at these...

English

Here are this week's spellings, remember that they are on Spelling Shed and here is the transcript from Spelling Planet

battling 

ruling

tackling  

baking

sliding  

choking

tying

lying

dying

Thank you to so many of you for sending in your Mousehole Cat story boards, they were amazing. Jackson and his mum, worked hard on this one...

If you didn't get chance to complete yours, then I'm sure Jackson wouldn't mind you 'magpie-ing' for his version here! So today I would like us to start writing the story of the Mousehole Cat in our own words. You can use your story maps to help you to remember the order of events. Now I would like to do this as a whole class story! "But how can we do this from our homes?" I hear you all cry! I'd like us to try something new today. I've set up a 'padlet' which is like a virtual piece of paper that we can all get to and all write on! If you click on the link below, you will be sent to a new window. Hopefully, you will see that I have started the story for you. If you double click on the piece of paper or click the 'plus' button, you can begin to type. In the title part, I'd like you to put your name, then we can see who has contributed. You need to write the next sentence or sentences in the story. You can use some of the work from your description and your blurb to help you. Don't write too much - just one or two sentences, then someone else can carry on from where you left off. It's important that you read what other people have written so we don't repeat the same part of the story (this will be underneath in separate boxes). I'm looking for some great sentence starts (why don't you use the ABC technique to help you?) and some fabulous description using adjectives. I will keep checking the padlet throughout the day and see how you are getting on - hopefully, everyone who is on the blog will have a go at this, but not necessarily at the same time! This is the first time I've done this, so there is room for error, we'll see how it goes!

Padlet - The Mousehole Cat

History

Go through these information slides about why seaside holidays started becoming popular in Victorian times. What can you see in these pictures? Now have a go at these activities, there's a wordsearch and a postcard detective sheet to complete. Enjoy!

Take care!

Mrs B

 

 

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Friday 8th May 2020 - V.E. Day Celebrations

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Today is V.E. Day remembrance day, this is a significant anniversary of V.E. Day and many celebrations had been planned across the country to recognise the heroic actions and sacrifices made by people at the time. So today, we’re a little ‘off timetable’ as it’s a bank holiday and here are some activities that you might want try at home, and maybe you could have your own celebration for V.E. Day!

Have a look at this video clip and have a go at answering the questions:

  1. How long did World War II last?
  2. What does V.E. stand for and can you work out what anniversary we are celebrating this year?
  3. Who appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to celebrate with the people?
  4. How did the British people celebrate V.E. Day?
  5. How long after the war did rationing continue?

 Have a look at this photo and talk to your adult about what you can see:

  • What are people wearing?
  • What can be seen at the back of the photo?
  • Why can we not see many men there?
  • Do people look happy or sad?
  • What sort of street is the party on?
  • Is there evidence of food or music?

 

Other activities that you might like to do today…

 

  • Design a medal for the returning heroes
  • There will be a moment of silence at 11am to mark the sacrifice made by those who served during the war, why not join in?
  • Have a look at this information from English Heritage – you can make special wartime recipes or even learn to swing dance!
  • Make some bunting to decorate your house, you can find a template here
  • On your daily walk today, could you visit the war memorial?
  • At 3pm, people are also being invited to take to their doorsteps to raise a glass and clap during The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of World War Two.

However you celebrate, let me know by sending in your photos!

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend. See you here on Monday!

Mrs B x

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 7th May 2020

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Well what a short week we have had this week! Today, I got an envelope through the post … It was a mystery to what was in it or who had sent it but I did recognise the writing on the front it was from my sister. Inside was the loveliest little present. Here is what she had sent me …

 

It brought tears to my eyes as this has been the longest time we have spent without properly seeing each other! I video called her to thank her and felt better for seeing her! Little, thoughtful things like these can make a huge difference to people! Maybe you could make something for someone special and give it to them, just something simple to let them know you are thinking of them!

Here's the suggested timetable for today:

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 a PE lesson at 9am (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

Don’t forget GoNoodle:

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Science

PSHE

Break – Have a look at the clouds, what shapes or objects can you make?

PE

Computing

Science

Although animals are all different, they all need the same things to survive. What are those important things that all animals, including humans, need to survive? Research these and make a nice poster to explain this. Hint: there are only three elements. Try this website for help …

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zx38wmn

Next, I would like you to complete this sheet, filling in the boxes with the information that you have found. Here is an image of the work:

PSHE

VE Day tomorrow is all about remembering and celebrating what happened at this important historical event. I would like you to write down some memories and happy times that you can remember. This can be recent or past memories. Can you talk to anyone in your house and ask them what their favourite memories and happy times have been? Are they similar to yours? Here is a way that you could display your ideas

PE

How did you get on developing your coordination and balance last week? This week we are going to look at your control when hitting the ball.  

Make sure you are holding the racquet correctly, dominant hand near the bottom of the handle, firm grip with fingers wrapped around the handle. When we are hitting the ball, we need to make sure you are sideways on, swing the racquet from back to front. When you swing the racquet, it goes from racquet knee height up to chest height. You must make sure you move your feet to get next to the ball.

Next, feed the ball up for yourself and try to hit it gently forwards, thinking about the correct technique. Then, throw the ball up into the air and allow to bounce once before hitting it.

Ask someone to feed to ball to you using an underarm throw, making sure it bounces before it gets to you then return it to them. Fancy something a little trickier? Try aiming the ball when you hit it into something like a hoop.  

If you don’t have the facilities to do tennis at home, you could always use your hand as a racquet.

Computing

On Purplemash, we are going to carry on looking at coding. A bug is a problem in a computer program that stops it working the way it was designed. Debug/Debugging is where you look for any problems in the code, fix and test them.

I have set the Debug challenge: chimp as your first task. There are videos at the start of each challenge which explains each task. If you click the hint button, it will show you how to code each object. Any problem, just let me know. I have also set Fun with fish and Bubbles as tasks so you can apply your new knowledge of debugging. Good luck!

Chimp Debug Challenge

Fun with fish

Bubbles

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email me your creations! If you don’t have Lego, don’t worry any construction material will do …

Have a lovely weekend, enjoy the sunshine and stay safe!

Miss H

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all well. My legs are aching today as I thought it would be a good idea to run back home from school yesterday! It was a total of 6.5km – so good training for next week’s Race for Life. How are your plans going for the event? Thank you for all your sponsorship donations so far, we are now at £600, which is amazing.

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: Missing numbers

  • 23 + 59 =
  • 78 – 40 =
  • £1 - 35p =
  • 30 ÷ 5 =
  • Write fourteen in digits.
  • Partition 136 into 100s, 10s and 1s

Can you remember what the fancy maths word for opposite is? Click here the see if you were right. You’ll need to think about opposites today. It’s really important to know your fact families. Once you know one fact, you actually many others, take a look…

If 12 + 7 = 19, then 7 + 12 = 19

And 19 – 7 = 12 and 19 - 12 = 7

We’ve been really good at these in class. I’ve found this online fact family game you can play here:

Once you’ve done some work on this game, you should be able to use these skills to work out missing number problems. I found this lovely poem to help you remember what to do…

Have a go at these missing number problems, remember the poem – it will help you!

English

Did you enjoy doing the Litz Blitz from yesterday? Well here’s one more…

1) What type of word is underlined:

Quickly, Mrs Barker ran around the playground.

2) Write in the 4 missing capital letters:

next tuesday is our race for life day.

3) Spot the spelling mistake:

because      could      frend

4) Fill in the missing word:

Simon  has _________ the cake.

5) Make the contraction for 'has not'.

I hope you enjoyed reading the Mousehole Cat story and looking at the wonderful pictures. Can you retell the story to your adult – just talk the story, don’t write anything down. Can you retell it without too many ‘erms’ and ‘ers’, It’s not easy to do that! Challenge your adult to retell the story too, if you need to look back at the story just go to Monday and Tuesday’s blogs. If you can talk the story, you can draw the story…

Today, I would like you to create your own Mousehole Cat story map using pictures and some words, if you wish. We did this activity when we wrote our Katie Morag stories. You can use the story board template here or just use a plain piece of paper and layout your story as you wish. You can use stickmen pictures if you like or as much detail as you want. When you have completed your story map, you should be able to ‘read’ it as if it’s a written story!

R.E.

Why Do People Pray? This is the question we’ve been thinking about over the last few weeks. Many people, who believe in God, pray because God wants them to tell Him what is on their minds. Even though Christians believe that He sees and understands our situations better than we do, He still wants to hear from us in our own words.

There are five sorts of prayer.

  1. Praise. We praise God when we tell him how wonderful He is.
  2. Thanksgiving, or telling God, "thank you". We thank God for all the wonderful things He does for us. He gives us life; He gives us food, clothing and shelter; He gives us good people in our lives to help us and to take care of us.
  3. Telling God that we are sorry for what we have done. We tell God we are sorry either when we have hurt one of the people God has created or when we have done some sort of damage to God's beautiful creation. We tell God what we have done and that we are sorry that we did it.
  4. Asking for help. We ask God to keep us safe, to give us courage in tough times, or to give us the things we need to be strong and healthy. God always wants to hear from us when we are afraid or in trouble and need help.
  5. Asking God to care for another person or part of his creation.

Jesus taught His followers how to pray. He thought it was important to talk to God. Do you know about the special prayer that Christians have? It is called the Lord’s Prayer. Here is it – read it with your adult and discuss what you understand about it:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be your name

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done

On Earth as in heaven

Give us today our daily bread

Forgive us our sins

As we forgive those who sin against us

Lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from evil.

For the Kingdom, the power and the Glory are Yours,

Now and forever,

Amen.

 

So enjoy today, Miss H will be back on the blog tomorrow and then on Friday, I’ll be doing a V.E. Day special blog.

Take care!

Mrs B 

 

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Remote Learning Tuesday 5th May 2020

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Good morning Class 2! I hope everyone is OK today. I’m sure that you are aware that it is the V.E. Day celebrations on Friday and a bank holiday. I’ll still be doing a blog that day with lots of V.E. suggestions but will respond to your emails on the Monday. Perhaps you can get thinking about what you could do on the day. Many people are trying to organise their own afternoon teas, I think I might have a go at that too. There are some nice ideas here, that you might want to start looking at.

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: Add/Subtract pairs of 2-digit numbers 

  • 75 + 14 =
  • 78 – ? = 19
  • £1 – 78p =
  • 60 ÷ 5 =
  • Write fifty in digits.
  • Partition 164 into 100s, 10s and 1s.

How did you get on yesterday with your subtraction? Today, I’d like you to practise these skills and your addition skills with wordy problems. You will need to write down the number sentence and then perhaps show your working (for some of them, you might do your working in your head) . Let’s have a look at number 1 together: Jake buys an apple for 36p, he has 42p in his wallet, how much does he have left?

See how you get on with the rest:

English

I thought it might be nice to do a Litz Blitz today! Have a go at these:

1) What type of word is underlined:

Quickly,  Mrs Barker ran around the playground.

2) Write in the 5 missing capital letters:

on friday it will be v.e. day.

3) Which word means to be glad or reassured:

relieved      reflected       repeated

4) Fill in the missing word:

Peter will  _________ the car.

5|) Make the contraction for were not.

Now here is the rest of the story from yesterday…

Have a read of this with your adult. Look at the beautiful pictures, discuss what you like about the story. Can you ‘summarise’ what happens in the story to your adult – just the bones of the story not the details.

Now, I haven’t shown you the blurb on the back of the book. I’d like you to think about what would be a good blurb for this book. Remember, the blurb needs to be short and to the point but also persuade people to read the whole book! Here are some examples:

Have a go yourself, use some of your own books at home to 'magpie' some more ideas.

Music

Last week you used PurpleMash to compose your own seaside tune. I would like you to find some objects in your house to use as instruments to accompany your composition. Remember that our voices are instruments as well! Use the waves, wind, birds and even people as your inspiration! Try using a graphic score to write your ideas down. Here is an example. Send us some pictures of you with the objects you choose and even videos of your compositions. We will love to hear them!

PE

How did your trail making go last week? Could they find all of the hidden clues/letters/numbers? I would like you to do the same this week except, I would like you to blindfold the person who is going to be hunting for the objects. You will need to give clear instructions, using your positional vocabulary, to direct them to the objects. Good luck!

Enjoy your Tuesday! See you back here tomorrow.

Stay safe.

Mrs B x

 

 

 

 

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Woof to you all!

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I hope you are all ok and staying safe. I'm still staying at home. We are having fun and having extra cuddles here.

I had a really special weekend because it was my 10th birthday! Wow, I ate so many sausages! I had loads of balloons, a sausage cake and a dinosaur party with games! We even had dog music, my favourite. Lucky for me the weather was lovely and we got to have a picnic in our garden. I wore a party hat but only for a few minutes because it made my ears tickle. My family asked me to wait to open my presents until the morning and it was hard because I could sniff the tasty treats inside! Afterwards, I had a lovely long sleep and dreamt about running and barking to the hokey cokey. I enjoy that dance and know all of the moves.

I can't wait until I see you again at school and we can chat about our time staying at home and all the things we've done with our families. I hope you and your families are ok and hope to see you woofy soon.

Love and paws,

Mr Curly Wurly xxx

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Remote Learning Monday 4th May 2020

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Monday is here again! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. It’s Mr B’s birthday today, so I’m hoping that the boys are making his day special whilst I’m in school. We did make some chocolate brownies yesterday after Toby and Millie inspired me, so I have those to look forward to later on!

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.

History

Maths

LO: Subtract by counting up or counting back.

  • 32 + 67 =
  • 30 - 17 =
  • £1 – 36p =
  • 10 ÷ 2 =
  • Write thirty in digits.
  • Partition 178 into 100s, 10s and 1s

I have 87p in my purse and want to spend 33p. How much money will I have left? What number sentence could I write for this problem…

87p – 33p =

Can you think about the methods we have in our maths tool kit to solve this number sentence? We could count back from 87, 3 lots of 10 (77, 67, 57) and then count back 3 (56, 55, 54) so we get the answer 54. We could also use the number line counting up method…

Use this number generator to make your own two-digit numbers. Remember to subtract the smaller number from the bigger number. Use the best method for your number sentence – either counting back or number line. How many number sentences can you complete in 20 minutes?

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

rattle          

simple    

triangle       

middle    

giggle            

table

purple         

bubble    

jingle          

shuttle    

tickle          

kettle

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

I received some of your descriptions from last week via email. They were amazing! I know that using the ABC technique was a challenge but it really did give your writing the ‘wow’ factor. If you haven’t sent me yours yet, please do!

It’s time to start the story! Read these pages with your adult up until the part where it says...But they could not get out.

Can you ‘see’ the storm happening in your imagination? Describe this picture to your adult. Which words did you like?

Now I’d like you to draw or paint a picture of the storm.

History

LO: To find out when and how seaside holidays became popular

What do you most like about going to the seaside? Going to the seaside for a holiday hasn’t always been something that people did. Have a look at this presentation. Why did trains make going to the seaside more popular? Why was it only rich people to begin with who went to the seaside? Why did people think going to the seaside was good for you?

Have a look at this information sheet then complete the sentences on worksheet 3A using the words in the word box or choose worksheet 3B and answer the questions.

Stay safe!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Homework 01/05/20

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Homework this weekend is to rest and be thankful and have a listen to this... (please don't be too critical, this was my first time doing this sort of thing and with a house full of noisy boys it wasn't that easy!)...

https://youtu.be/ITW4deyBnjs

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Friday's Gallery

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So many things to celebrate this week! It's been so nice to hear from you either via the blog, email or the telephone. Remember to stay safe, stay positive and don't worry if you don't get everything done, every day! You and your families are doing great jobs and I am super proud of you all! 

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Remote Learning Friday 1st May 2020

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Friday has come around again! The weeks do seem to go fast. I thought you’d like an update on my seeds and my progress on the 13 x 5km runs

As you can hopefully see, the peas aren’t doing so bad and the salad leaves are coming along nicely. Last week I planted carrot seeds, leeks and onions, so I am watching those in anticipation. I’m quite proud of myself so far, normally everything green withers and dies pretty quickly! I’m using copper pipes and egg shells to try and keep the slugs and snails away. Plus I've completed my running challenge! Now it's going to be the Race for Life (I hope you've started planning yours!). I’ve loved all your pictures from this week, please email me anything you’d like on the gallery by lunchtime today to give me chance to put together a blog post for later today.

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.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Add two amounts of money totalling less than £1 and find change.

  • 41 + 36 =
  • 50 – 28 =
  • 7 + 32 + 8 =
  • 24 ÷ 4 =
  • Write seventy-seven in digits.
  • Partition 89 into 10s and 1s.

Have a look at this stationery shop price list:

I’d like you to choose two items from the shop and then pay for them with £1. How much change would you receive? Here’s an example of your working…

 You could set up your own shop with items from the kitchen cupboards, spend some time adding price labels and then invite people into your shop! Work out the total that they spend and then their change.

English

What words did you come up with on Wednesday? If you didn’t get chance to complete your own word bank, here’s mine, which you could use or you could magpie some ideas from it. So today I would like us to describe the picture using proper sentences using some of the words from yesterday. When you write your description, I would also like each of your sentences to start with a different letter of the alphabet. Here’s the alphabet, you might want to write it out on a piece of paper so you can cross a letter as you use it…

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Now you could do this in order (Will and I wrote a story like this yesterday and it was challenging but fun!) or randomly. Here’s a few sentences to give you an idea and get you started (notice I have underlined the first letter of the sentence but you don’t have to do this!).

A man sits beside a cat, a pipe perched in his mouth. Beneath the cat, whose name is ‘Mozwer’, there are coils of old rope. Calmly, the sea laps into the stone, harbour wall. Distance calls of seagulls can be heard. Elegantly, the cat sits upright with its sleek, brown fur. Further into the distance, you can see a small island of rocks.

Hopefully, this makes sense! Towards the end of the alphabet it gets harder (there are not too many words beginning with ‘X’), so don’t use a letter that might spoil your description. This is just a good technique to ensure you don’t start all your sentences with the word ‘the’. I look forward to reading your results!

Creative Friday

I’ve set a 2Do in PurpleMash for you today, it is an art project about drawing a fish. You might like to have a look at this tutorial too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4M9f0NE1tc

How are you doing with your camper van ideas? Are you ready to start creating yours? Are you making it out of Lego or boxes? I’d love to see some of your camper van creations.

 

Enjoy your Friday!

Stay safe!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Remote Learning Thursday 30th April 2020

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Good morning my lovely little munchkins, Miss H here again!

This week in the mornings, my mum and I decided to start to learn some Yoga and Pilates. We felt things were getting on top of us a little with the current situation and everything that is going on so wondered what we could do. I remembered that Mrs Lindley always says how much better she feels after a yoga session, so we looked on YouTube and we couldn’t believe how much more relaxed we felt after doing this. Maybe you could try some yoga and let me know how you get on? Here is a quote that made my smile this morning from my new favourite book:

 

Here's the suggested timetable for today:

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 – Make a race track and time how fast an object can go around it?

PE

Computing

Science

Through your life, you go through different stages from a baby to an adult. From the time you are born until you become an adult, you get taller. All the parts of your body grow. As you get taller, your legs and arms get longer and your hands and feet get bigger. Your body mostly grows in proportion so that you don’t end up with giant feet and tiny, short legs! Did you know that your feet are the same size as your forearm?! How could you test this and see for yourself?

I would like you to put the stages of human development in the correct order, then draw a picture for each one. Here is the sheet. 

 

PSHE

Why don’t you try and do something like we did for our bin men? Here is a template for you to make something for a key worker you know, whether that be a member of the NHS or supermarket worker. It will make them smile and realise how much we appreciate what they are doing for us! Here are the letters that we coloured in …

   

PE

Throughout the summer term, like year 1, we would be learning tennis with the Thongsbridge Tennis Club coaches. This week we are going to look at developing your balance and coordination.

Balance a ball on the racquet while walking and jogging and then develop this by bouncing a ball like a basket ball using a racquet.

In tennis you need good hand-eye coordination. You can improve this by dropping the ball with the hand you do not write with (non-dominant hand) and hitting the ball after a bounce with the hand that you write with (dominant hand) to a partner to catch it. Then swap over.

If you don’t have the facilities to do tennis at home, you could always use your hand as a racquet.

Computing

On Purplemash, we are going to carry on looking at coding.

I have set the Turtle task. There are videos at the start of each challenge which explains each task. If you click the hint button, it will show you how to code each object. Any problem, just let me know. Good luck!

This hint button gives you little clues as to what the coding should look like.

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email me your creations! If you don’t have Lego, don’t worry any construction material will do …

 

Keep Smiling and stay safe!

Miss H

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Remote Learning Wednesday 29th April 2020

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Hello Class 2. How are you feeling today? I hope you are OK, I know that some days are harder than others and we sometimes find it hard to get motivated. I find writing a list helps me to get things done, and also rewarding myself after each activity that I do - with a nice cup of tea or 10 minutes reading a magazine. Have you got any lockdown tips for your classmates? Perhaps you could comment on this blog with some advice? 

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.

RE

Maths

LO: Use coins to make amounts to at least £1

  • 45 + 46 =
  • 67 – 50 =
  • 8 + 21 + 9 =
  • 70 ÷ 10 =
  • Write seventeen in digits.
  • Partition 56 into 10s and 1s

OK, so today I’d like you to grab as much change (money) as you can! Please ask politely – don’t just pinch your adult’s spare change! Firstly, arrange your change into the different coins. Can you recognise all the different coins? Can you count how much change there is? How will you go about this? Do you need to write anything down or can you keep the numbers in your head? When you’ve used coins, remember to wash your hands really well. Now have a go at this:

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

I think you’ll like it!

English

What did you think to Mousehole? I would imagine it might be on your wish list of places to visit when we can! Now to the book, ‘The Mousehole Cat’ by Antonia Barber.

I’d like to introduce you to the main characters – Tom and his cat, Mowzer. Here’s the first picture in the book, it’s a beautiful illustration.

This week, I’d like you to describe this image in detail. Today we are going to create our own word bank to help us to do that. Use this word bank frame or create your own to start to think of words to use in your writing. Can you use a dictionary to find some new words that you’d like to use? Remember this is a brainstorming activity, so you might not use all your words when you come to write your description on Friday.

R.E.

I received many pictures of your RE work from last week. Your hands were beautiful with many lovely ideas about what you might want to pray for at this moment in time. This week, I’d like you to think about how Christians pray and what symbols help them to focus when they are praying. Have a chat about the question: do you need to go to church to pray? Have a look at this bbc clip about Christians and why they pray: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02q88sl Often people might use a candle to help them focus in prayer or meditation. With an adult, you might want to light a candle and at a safe distance, focus on the flame for a few minutes, think about the things you are grateful for at this time.

Here is the Lego challenge for the day. Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do. Good luck ... 

Have you been in touch with me this week? If not, get emailing me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk or comment on the blog. I’ll be in touch if I don’t hear from you to see how you are.

Stay safe!

Mrs B xx

 

 

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Remote Learning Tuesday 28th April 2020

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Good morning Class 2! It was lovely being in school yesterday as I got so many emails from you all and I made a few phone calls too. I hope that when we look back on this time in a few years time, you will have some fond memories about all your adventures and the time you are having with your families. At 11am today there will be a minute's silence to remember NHS workers who have sadly died during the coronavirus outbreak, I hope you will partake. 

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

PE

Maths

LO: Add pairs of 2-digit numbers by partitioning or counting on.

  • 35 + 24 =
  • 65 – ? = 38
  • 5 + 35 + 9 =
  • 60 ÷ 10 =
  • Write thirteen in digits.
  • Partition 89 into 10s and 1s.

How did you get on with adding yesterday? Talk to your adult about how you would do: 31 + 46, can you also work out 46 + 31? What can you say about this? Today you could use this number generator to make your own number sentences to complete. The more practise you do, the better! 

English

Hopefully, yesterday you had a good conversation about what a legend is. A legend is a story that has some truth in it and the Mousehole Cat is a retelling of the true story of Tom Bawcock which is commemorated every December in the village of Mousehole in Cornwall. 

What I'd like you to do today is have a look at this website: https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/mousehole and find out about Mousehole. You could write a few sentences about what the village is like and try to locate it on a map. Now can you answer these questions:

  • Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall between which town and Land’s End?
  • What are local cottages made out of?
  • Which writer described Mousehole as the ‘loveliest’ village in England?
  • Which lifeboat was sadly lost at sea in 1981?
  • How would you describe the streets in Mousehole?
  • Which cove can you walk to on the coastal path?

Music

Last week you were learning the song 'I do like to be beside the seaside'. This week can you use 2explore on PurpleMash to compose your own seaside tune. You could be inspired by the waves and the birds. Save your composition in your file for me to have a listen to!

PE

So last week you were making maps of your house or garden. How did that go? Can you now use your map to create a trail. You could place clues/letters/numbers in locations around your house or garden then draw them on the map. Ask someone to use the map to find all your hidden clues/letters/numbers. Can they then do the same for you? 

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Enjoy your work today. Remember to keep in touch, either by emailing me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk or by commenting on the blog. I’ll be in touch if I don’t hear from you to see how you are.

Stay safe!

Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Monday 27th April 2020

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Happy Monday everyone. I hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunny weekend. Did you spot any birds? We saw lots in our garden including goldfinches, robins, blackbirds, blue-tits and we spent some time watching the crows annoying a huge buzzard circling the area! We can hear plenty of chicks nesting in the bushes too. Did any of you renew your Scout promise yesterday in honour of St George’s 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.

History

Maths

LO: Add pairs of 2-digit numbers by partitioning or counting on

  • 24 + 54 =
  • 56 – ? = 27
  • 22 + 7 + 18 =
  • 18 ÷ 2 =
  • Write seventeen in digits.
  • Partition 55 into 10s and 1s

Do you remember using the partitioning method to add two numbers, like this:

32 + 24

= 30 + 20 + 2 + 4

= 50 + 6

= 56

Have a go at the number sentences in Part A and then move onto Part B if you have time. Remember to write out the steps as above if you need to.

 

 

English

Here are this week’s spellings:

sipping

putting

grabbing

stepping

jogging

slipping      

getting   

popping      

chatting

As usual, you will find these on Spelling Shed and here’s the transcript from Spelling Planet.

Why not write some sentences using these words in your yellow book. Remember to really concentrate and use your best handwriting.

In English this week, we shall be using this book:

It is a beautiful story filled with amazing illustrations. In fact it’s a legend. Before we look at this story, talk with your adult about you they understand a legend to be. How does it differ from a myth? What other legends do you know or can find out about? There’s no need to write anything down if you don’t want to, just research and discuss!

History

I loved hearing about your conversation with your families surrounding seaside holidays. Look at this presentation together and discuss your thoughts. Now, have a look at these pictures cards to find clues about what seaside holidays were like in the past. Record your ideas on the mindmap.

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email me your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Enjoy your work today. Remember to keep in touch, either by emailing me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk or by commenting on the blog. I’ll be in touch if I don’t hear from you to see how you are.

Stay safe!

Mrs B xx

 

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Homework 24th April 2020

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Have you noticed that more birds are visiting your garden? I know I have! This weekend why don't you do a bit of bird spotting? How many birds can you already identify? Are there some visitors to your garden or outside area that you don't know? You can have a look at the RSPB website to identify birds here. You might want to do a garden bird survey or entice some birds into your garden by making some bird feed. You could just spend a bit of time with your adult/s gazing out of the window and chatting about what you can see. We have a heron that regularly flies over our house and we always shout 'heron!' really loud. We've also spotted plenty of buzzards - although they haven't visited our garden! And we can hear the distinctive call of the pheasants in the fields.

Have fun this weekend with a bit of bird watching and see you back here on Monday!

Mrs B x

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Thank you to all of you who are keeping in touch regularly, either by emailing me direct, or via a parent (class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk), or by commenting on a blog. I am missing you all very much; this correspondence helps me to understand, as your teacher, that you are happy and engaging with the work that I am setting you. Those of you that I haven't heard from since we were forced out of school, I have been contacting you via the phone or email.
 
Going forward, from Monday 27th April, this will become a weekly procedure; we want to know that each and every one of you are safe and well (and your families are also). If I haven't heard from each of you by Thursday in some form, I will begin emailing, or ringing you.
 
As a school, I hope you understand that we are trying to keep in contact with pupils and parents so that we all still feel part of the Netherthong community. If there is anything that we can do to support you and your family in any other way please let me know and we will endeavour to put something in place.
Here are some of the amazing things you've been getting up to this week...

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Remote Learning Thursday 23rd April 2020

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Good morning my lovely little superstars, Miss H here again!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and didn’t eat too much chocolate! In between enjoying the glorious weather, I have been spending time painting. For Christmas, my sister got me a colour by numbers canvas to paint with a picture of a dog (She said that she had finally got me what I always wanted, my own dog!). I started this over the Christmas holiday but have not had the chance to add to it. I have found this so therapeutic and many hours have been lost while I have painted listening to music on the radio. Here is what it is going to look like …

Here is what mine looks like so far …

Here's the suggested timetable for today:

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

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

Science

PSHE

Break – Maybe you could spend some time outside, you could try doing some gardening?

Art

Computing

Science

This half term we are going back to look at the topic of Animals including Humans. Not all animals have babies in the same way. Some animals lay eggs for their babies to grow in while other animals grow babies in their tummies, like humans do.

Research and make a list of some different animals that lay eggs and some different animals that give birth to live young. The worksheet is here: 

PSHE

I have been going out in my Grandma’s back garden and clapping on a Thursday night for all of the key workers. Have a go at doing that tonight and be sure you make as much noise as you can! I used a frying pan and wooden spoon last week. Maybe you could make a banner and hold it up while you cheer? Don’t forget to take a picture and send it to us!

Art

In the news on Tuesday, the artist Tom Croft, has painted key workers for free so they have something to remember how everyone has come together and worked as a team. Here is a video link to find out more about what he did:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-52319539/coronavirus-artist-tom-croft-paints-nhs-key-worker-portraits-for-free

Today, I would like you to take some inspiration from him and create a picture of the people in your home, so you can look back and remember who you have spent so much time with. You could sketch your picture, make a collage or any other way you think of. Be creative! I look forward to seeing your pictures!

Computing

On Purplemash, we are going to be starting a new unit of work! We are going to start to look at coding.

I have set you a quiz to test your knowledge from last year when you did coding? See how you get on.

Also, I have set an Air Traffic Control task. There are videos at the start of each challenge which explains each task. If you click the hint button, it will show you how to code each object. Any problem, just let me know. Good luck!

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email me your creations! If you don’t have Lego, don’t worry any construction material will do …

Keep Smiling and stay safe!

Miss H

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A Huge Netherthong Welcome To Our New Classmate...

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So, I'm so pleased to tell you that we have a new member of the Class 2 team! This is Laura, and she would have started in our class last Monday under normal circumstances but as we are at home, I'm introducing you to her via the blog. It would be lovely if you could comment on this post and say 'hi' to Laura and perhaps tell her something about yourself. I'm sure that Laura will be a super class mate and fit into Netherthong just perfectly! We welcome you with our virtual open arms Laura! Here's what she has to say to you all...

"Hi I am Laura,

I’m almost 7 years old and I am so excited to see you. I love to ride on a bike, and I like to play football, I also love to swim under the water like a mermaid."

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Remote Learning Friday 24th April 2020

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It's Friday! I hope you've enjoyed the first week back. I'll be posting a gallery of all your pictures from this week at some point today, so please send a picture if you want including. I hope that you are able to stay in touch with your classmates. Yesterday evening, Will used 'Zoom' to have a quiz with his classmates and their families. It was really nice to see all their faces and we had fun too.

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.

Creative Friday

Maths

LO: Find 1/2, 1/4, 1/3

  • 20 + 27 =
  • 28 – 18 =
  • 4 + 27 + 6 =
  • 24 ÷ 2 =
  • Write fifty-eight in digits.
  • Partition 32 into 10s and 1s.

This recipe uses far too much of each ingredient! Could you rewrite the recipe so that is uses just half the ingredients? Can you use just a quarter of the ingredients? How about a third of the ingredients? Remember to find a third you need to share into 3, you could use the grouping method...

English

So today, I'd like you to present your poem in best for your wall. You can download some nice seaside page borders here

I'd love to see you finial results. 

Creative Friday

OK, so if we'd have been in the classroom, one group would have been making ice lollies. Now this is an activity that you may be able to do today but you may have to do it at another time! Here's a recipe to follow:

Yogurt Ice Lollies

We would have also started our D&T project - to make our own campervans!  So get thinking about making your own camper - can you do some research about what a campervan looks like (form) and what it needs to do (function). You might want to start designing your idea on paper and think about how you might make it (Lego, boxes from the recycling, using a net). 

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email me your creations! If you don’t have Lego, don’t worry any construction material will do …

Take care, stay safe!

Mrs B xx

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Great Fire of London Stories

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Thank you to everyone who emailed me their Great Fire of London traditional tale. I really enjoyed reading them all. I promised you that I would share them with you in the form of a class book, so here goes, press on the link below...

Great Fire of London Traditional Tales by Class 2

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Remote Learning Wednesday 22nd April 2020

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Happy Wednesday everyone. I think it's going to be very hot today, so make sure you get some fresh air and pop on the suncream, hats and find shade when you need to. Perhaps you can pretend that you are 'beside the seaside' and stick your feet in a bucket of water whilst singing the song! 

Did you try any of the Bitesize learning or www.thenational.academy/online-classroom ? My boys thought the Bitesize maths was a bit easy but enjoyed the history.

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

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (can you send me a photo of you reading in an unusual place? If you look at the Y6 blog, they have been doing this and have some great ideas - Alex even read in his car roof box!).

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.

RE

Art

Maths

LO: Count on in fraction steps.

  • 22 + 23 =
  • 35 – 18 =
  • 7 + 43 + 7 =
  • 90 ÷ 10 =
  • Write eighty-seven in digits.
  • Partition 64 into 10s and 1s

For today's activity you'll need lots of small squares of paper - post it notes would be perfect. Fold each square in half and write ½ on each side, do this for 5 pieces of paper. Now cut your halves out. Place your halves in a row and count in halves as you do so, write your sequence down.... ½, 1, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½ .... keep going like this:

Repeat this activity for quarters and for thirds (these are trickier to fold so get your adult to help!). Write your fraction sequences in your book - you are now counting in fractions!

English

So today we are going to write a poem based on our picture from yesterday. It doesn’t have to rhyme if you don’t want it to. Have a look at Michael Rosen reading one of his funny poems about a hamburger...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHPEO58FjZo

Does this give you some ideas? Use your picture and words from yesterday to create your own seaside poem, then email it to me at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk - the funnier the better! 

R.E.

Today's lesson is thinking about the meaning behind prayer and the reasons for doing it. Lots of people, who are religious, pray to their god, often to ask for help, say thank you or ask for forgiveness. Can you think of any other reasons people might pray?

At this time, lots of people are praying or trying to have moments of reflection - this helps us to think about what is happening to us and think of others. It can also help to calm the mind and refocus.

Activity: Draw around your hand and write down 5 things you are concerned about, thankful for or would like to pray about on each finger. Colour your hand and discuss your thoughts with the adults at home. You all might like to do this activity as a family to see whether you think in the same way.

Art

Here's a nice idea for some seaside art. You might not have a paper plate, so you could use a piece of paper or cereal packet. If you don't have shells, you could draw some and cut them out. The main thing is to have fun!

Here is the Lego challenge for today! Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do. Here is mine, my mum's and Grandma's that we made from scratch! What do you think? 

  

I hope you'll enjoy today's activities, don't forget to keep sending in your pictures for Friday's gallery. I haven't heard from some people just yet so it would be lovely to hear from you!

Take care, stay safe,

Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Tuesday 20th April 2020

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Good morning lovely Year 2s! I hope that you got back into the swing of home learning yesterday. Don't worry if some days you don't get through everything or decide to do something different. There's so much online now, you might want to do some of the BBC Bitesize activities. There's also a great website, which launched yesterday, at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#subjects

Here you can pick your lessons and do online quizzes. Don't forget that I am following our curriculum and our long term plan, so everything I do is personal to YOU and Netherthong Primary! 

So the schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (have you read any books that you could recommend to your class mates?)

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am or how about some Go Noodle if you fancy a change.

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

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

Music

PE

Maths

LO: Count in 3s, making links to multiplication; identify multiples of 3.

  • 5 + 78 =
  • 35 – ? = 18
  • 5 + 15 + 4 =
  • 50 ÷ 10 =
  • Write one hundred and seven in digits.
  • ½ of 60 =

How far can you count in threes? You might be able to say these straight away, or you might want to write them down. When you write them down, can you spot any patterns? What do numbers in the three times table end in? Did you know that there is a trick to knowing whether a number is in the three times table? Here it is, you can impress your family with this one...

Take the number 873 - find the digital root by adding the digits together...

8 + 7 + 3 = 18, keep going until you have a one digit number.

1 + 8 = 9. If the result is a 3, a 6 or a 9, then it's in the three times table! Look again...

534 = 5 + 3 + 4 = 12, 1 + 2 = 3, so 534 is in the three times table!

How about 386? 3 + 8 + 6 = 17, 1 + 7 = 8 so 386 is NOT in the three times table.

Have a go yourself, ask someone to give you a three digit number, investigate whether it's in the three times table. Repeat! 

Literacy

Which were your favourite poems from yesterday's book? I really like the one about flip-flops, it’s a bit of a tongue twister isn't it!? I like this book because of the wonderful pictures as well. Nick Sharratt is a really brilliant illustrator, can you think of any other books he's illustrated? I really like 'One Mole Digging A Hole' - I used to read this all the time to the boys! I'd like you to think about something to do with the seaside and draw your own Nick Sharratt style picture. You might choose a beach scene or a selection of ice-creams and ice lollies! Colour your picture in bright colours and then add any adjectives (describing words) around the outside.

Music

Have you heard the song 'I do like to be beside the seaside.'? You can find a version of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHyyuGjuk0

Can you learn this song and perform it for your family to make them smile? You could add your own percussion or make a shaker to add a bit of rhythm.

P.E.

We would have been orienteering in our school grounds this half term. The first thing you need for orienteering is a map. Can you make a map of either your outside space or your inside space, think about the space from above (we call this a bird's eye view)? Once you've done this, check that it is accurate by finding different ways to get around your space - walking, jogging, running, side-stepping, giant steps, bunny hops - anything to get your heart going!

Here is the Lego challenge for the day from Miss H. Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

Make sure you get plenty of fresh air, exercise and also some downtime. We're loving movie nights at the moment, snuggling on the sofa with some popcorn - can you recommend your favourite film?

See you tomorrow!

Mrs B xx

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Remote Learning Monday 20th April 2020

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the summer term! I hope you have all had a good holiday, that everyone is safe and well. We've had some adventures over the last two weeks. You'll be pleased to know that my seeds are still growing and I've transferred some into the garden. Will and Ed helped me create a little veg patch. We had two nights in the tent in the garden - in typical British fashion, it rained on the second night! We've done lots of walking and discovered a great tree swing in the woods near our house. I've also been making masks to donate to the NHS. What have you been up to? Thank you to everyone that emailed over the holidays, I've been having a few technical hitches so couldn't log on to answer as many as I wanted to. I'm hoping I'm fully working now!

So we're back into the swing of home learning - I hope you're all organised and ready to go. I sorted out all Ed and Will's home learning things over the holidays - things were getting a big disorganised and we kept losing things here and there. Hopefully you have everything you need to stay focused and motivated! If you need a new reward chart, you can download one here.

So the schedule for today is as follows...

E.R.I.C. - Everybody Reading in Class for 20 mins (have you read any books that you could recommend to your class mates?)

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am (Did you keep this up during the holidays?)

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

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

Break 

History

Maths

LO: Count in steps of 2s, 3s and 5s.

Today's 6 questions...

  • 12 + 34 =
  • 25 – ? = 7
  • 2 + 7 + 8 =
  • 16 ÷ 2 =
  • Write sixty-six in digits.
  • ½ of 24 =

Can you chant in 2s, 3s and then 5s? How far can you go? Can you chant and march at the same time? Perhaps you can do this with an adult, you say one number and then they say the next. Write your numbers down. Which numbers appear in your 2s, 3s and 5s sequence?

Now have a go at this fun game:

www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonPopSkip.htm

You can also find a worksheet here.

English

Spellings for this week are:

silly 

silliness

dizzy 

dizziness

chatty 

chattiness

cheeky 

cheekiness

kind

kindness

good

goodness

ill

illness

I've put these on Spelling Shed and the transcript for Spelling Planet is here.

Our new topic for this half term is 'I do like to be beside the seaside!' I'm sure it's something we are all looking forward to doing when we can. But for now, we can imagine and use books to help us! Here's a lovely book, that I would have shared with you in school. Can you read it with your family and discuss which is your favourite poem and why? You could write your response in your yellow book.

History

I mentioned that our topic is 'I do like to be beside the seaside', over the next few lessons they will be finding out what seaside holidays were like in the past. Today I'd like you to talk about your holidays and have a look at this presentation. Have you ever been on a seaside holiday or gone to the seaside on a day trip? What was it like? What did you do? Can you interview people in your family about their favourite holidays? Perhaps you can Facetime someone in your family and prepare some questions beforehand. How have holidays changed? Have they got any photos they could show you? Can you spot how things have changed?

Here's a seaside memory game to play. If you can, print off this sheet twice, cut it up and place face down. Take turns to pick two cards, if you get a matching pair, then you get another turn. They winner is the one with the most pairs. 

Here is the Lego challenge for the day from Miss H. Remember to email us your creations! If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do … 

I hope you'll enjoy these activities today! Remember to email me your photos for Friday's gallery and comment on the blog to keep in touch!

Stay safe,

Mrs B x

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Easter fun

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Lego challenge!

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Remember to check out the school blog for the Lego challenge each day. A link to the page is here https://www.netherthongprimary.co.uk/community/our-community/school-blog. Good luck … 

Miss H

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Lego challenge day 5

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You all have towered above the rest! I have been astounded with how creative everyone has been creating their towers for the challenge today! From toilet rolls to cars, we have had everything! Remember to check the school blog on Monday for the new challenge … 

Miss H :) 

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Homework 3rd April 2020

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Well that's the Spring Term finished, and we've learned so much, haven't we? I've loved teaching you all about the Great Fire of London. Your progress has been immense! I've been doing a fair bit of number crunching and everybody has made massive improvements in their maths scores since January - I'm so proud of you all. Thank you for embracing the remote learning over the last two weeks. Your emails and pictures have really kept me so positive. Here are just a few of them from this week...

I've had some amazing Great Fire of London traditional tales emailed to me so far. Remember to email me yours at class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk  I aim to make them into a virtual book and share them with you after the Easter break.

So homework for the holidays is an Easter reading challenge: You can download a copy and get reading! Try to use a different book for each challenge. You can send your entries to the class 2 email and I will be awarding certificates and prizes after the holidays. My other homework is to stay at home, stay safe, think about writing a letter to a friend or relative and ensure you have a good rest, ready for more remote learning in two weeks! Don't forget the Lego challenge Mrs Barker which will be available on the school blog everyday during the holidays! 

Have an amazing Easter! Keep smiling!

Lots of love

Mrs Barker, Miss Hemingway and the Year 2 team xxxx

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Remote Learning Friday 3rd April

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It's the last day before we break up for the Easter holidays! It sounds rather strange saying that, doesn't it? I'll still be checking the class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk email during the next two weeks, so please feel free to email me. I'm hoping that we can pitch the tent in the garden and have a campfire tea one night in the holidays. I'll also try to organise an Easter egg hunt. I aim to send my Easter cards to friends and family and perhaps write a little more than I usually do. I'm going to keep up my running too, I've challenged myself to the 'Keep up the 5k Challenge', which means I need to complete 13 x 5km runs before the 30th of April, I'm currently 62% of the way there. What plans do you have? Let me know. 

So the schedule for the last day is as follows...

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

Active time - Joe Wicks is showing a PE lesson at 9am (Are you liking the George Ezra music now?)

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ)

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

Break 

Art

Maths

LO: Review of the term

I've set you two assessment tasks on Mathletics.

I would really like everyone to have a good go at these - one is the arithmetic paper, a little like our 6 questions and the second challenge is the reasoning paper. You may wish to have a pencil and paper with you too, so that you can jot down any workings you might need to do. I've put this onto Mathletics for a week - so if you can't do everything today, you can complete them another day.

Literacy

So the day has arrived to actually write your traditional tale based on The Great Fire of London! I'm so excited about this activity, we are going to complete it at home too. Now using your plan from this week, you need to write the whole story. You need to think about all the things we remind ourselves of in class:

Full stops and capital letters.

Using the four sentence types.

Using exciting words and adjectives to describe.

Can you use speech and punctuate it correctly?

Beautiful presentation, concentrating on letter size. 

Ensure you connect your sentences with conjunctions like: because, when, so, if.

And spelling those common exception words correctly.

If you're stuck starting off your story, you can use the story start below and finish it for me. If you would like to type your story, then that would be fine. Please can you all email me your stories to class2@netherthongprimary.co.uk and I will include these in your portfolio.

Once upon a time there was a poor boy called Jack. He lived on the streets of London as his mother and father had died in the Plague in 1665. Jack was a good boy and always tried to help people if he could. One day he was strolling along Pudding Lane when he smelt smoke...

I look forward to reading your stories!!

Art

The boys and I completed an Easter bunny art project this week: Can you guess which one is Ed's, which is Will's and which is mine?

Perhaps you could have a go too? Here's the blank version for you to download.

Here is the challenge from Miss H for today! From Monday, all challenges are going to be posted on the school blog. Miss H will still post the creations that get sent to us. Remember to email us your creations! Here is the tower I made at my Grandma's house, can you beat it? If you don't have Lego, don't worry any construction material will do …

  

Have an egg-cellent Easter, missing you all so much!

Mrs B xxx

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