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Wednesday 22nd July

 

Yipee! We have done it! Today is the last day of the craziest school year ever in history. We have not only completed 15 weeks of learning at home, but you have also completed Year Two and you have completed Key Stage One!

 

Wow, I can't believe you are starting the big time and becoming big Year Three's! Promise me that you will all let me know how you are getting on and how clever you are all becoming when you are in the Juniors.

 

Guy's I can't say enough how much Myself, Mr Cross and Staples are proud of you. You have been a fantastic year group and we have really missed you all and will miss you over the Summer. Have a fantastic Summer holiday (be super kind to your parents because they are very tired too after the past 4 months) have fun and stay safe.

 

Take care

 

Miss Peat

Tuesday 21st July

 

 

Good morning, I hope you all had fun yesterday choosing activities from the Barmy Bingo board. I have seen some super work, pictures of me, letters to your new teachers, the girls are storming away in the lead on TT Rockstars and some of you have been very busy on Education City. I've even had some super acrostic poems sent to me that have been written in the car on the way to their family holiday in Devon!

 

Whatever activities you choose to do today I hope you have fun and you let me know all about it or send me your pictures. On two days left in Year Two now!

Wow I can't believe it is the last three days of Year 2. It has been a crazy year and you have all done so well. Well done for staying at home or being in school in our bubbles and working so hard. At times it has been fun, some times it has been hard, we have had happy times and frustrating times but we have all done it!

 

We only have three days left in school and in these days it is up to you to choose which acitivities you do. I have included a Barmy Bingo board full of  activities for to choose from. Do as many as you like, I'd love to know which activities you are enjoying the most. Don't forget to have a go at the Big Quiz, I have used most of your questions and created a great quiz for you to play alone or will your whole family.

 

Have fun

 

Miss Peat

Today I will be sending out wellness check emails to all families I have not heard from for a while. Can you please make sure you send me an email by Monday next week to let me know how things are going, if you are receiving the work I am setting and if there are any problems we can help you with.

Local History

Monday 18th May 2020

Friday 15th May

 

Good morning, we hope you all had a good day yesterday. Well done on finding all of those links to the past, we have seen some lovely pictures of you out in the local area. We hope you all have a good day today and have fun with the activities we have set.

 

Maths – Quick Maths

 

It’s quick maths time again. Try to challenge yourself to the same quick maths challenge you have been doing each week. Can you score more than last week?

Play Live

 

Today we have set up a play live battle on Education city. To carry on from your quick maths we want you to practise answering those addition and subtraction as fast as you can. I wonder who you might be battling? You might even get the chance to battle me or Mr. Cross. 

 

English –Reading

 

Today we are going to be reading. After playing the quick reading game Head in the clouds on Education City we want you choose a good book and enjoy!

 

You should all have finished your reading books from school by now and some of you might be struggling to find good books. This website has lots and lots of book banded books for you to read on screen. After you have logged in in for a free account you can read as many as you like. You can also ask the screen to read bits to you so you can check you got it right but please try to read it yourself first.

 www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

 

Topic - Science  Caterpillar Diary

 

Our caterpillars arrived four weeks ago and they have changed lots since they arrived. In your book we would like you write a week three dairy about them.

 

You can include pictures in your diary too.

 

Keep checking the daily caterpillar diary on the website as next Friday you will be asked to write your next entry.

 

We hope you have had a good week and have kept yourselves busy with lots of work, time in the sun and playing at home. Have a lovely weekend and we will be back in on Monday morning with lots more activities for you to do at home.

 

If you haven’t sent us a quick email yet this week to say ‘hello’ we would love to hear from you.

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

 

Thursday 14th May

 

Good morning, we hope you all had a good day yesterday.

 

Did you love the clip from the Faraway Tree? Since watching this clip I have started reading the book again at home, it’s fantastic! Hopefully you enjoyed looking at the photos of the local area and some of you might even have been out for a walk to find your own links to the past.

 

Maths

 

Its White Rose again today, today is Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April) Lesson 4

 

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

English – Writing - Magic Faraway Tree

 

Today we want you to log into the same lesson as yesterday for Activity 2. Watch the video again and write a diary entry.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7b72sg

 

Activity 2 Write the diary

 

Topic – History – My Local Area

 

Remember those Links to the past we were looking at yesterday? Today we are going to use the question writing skills we practised earlier in the week to write some questions about our pictures. You can draw pictures or use photos in your work. I have included my work for you to have a look at.

We hope you have had fun today. Don’t forget you can always message us if you have any questions or comments or if you just haven’t said ‘hello’ yet this week.

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

 

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good morning, we hope you had fun yesterday. How did your maps go yesterday? Did anyone manage to find their own house on a map? Did you manage to draw a map of your house on your street?

We hope you have fun today, we look forward to finding out how you get on with today's work.

 

Maths

 

Its White Rose again today, today is Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April) Lesson 3

 

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

Today we have set up a new TTRockstars battle.  Have a go and try to get your class to the top of the leader board. We will be starting a new battle every Wednesday. 2C won the last battle, will 2P win this week?

 

English – Writing – Magic Faraway Tree

 

Today we are joining BBC Bitesize again. Today we will be thinking about writing questions. You will need this skill later this week when we are writing questions to support out Local Area topic.

 

Today we want you to log into the Magic Faraway tree lesson and watch the short clip about questions. After that we would like you to carry out Activity 1.

 

Then you can watch the video clip in Activity 2 but we are not doing Activity 2 today, that’s tomorrow’s work. After watching the video we would like you to move to Activity 3 and draw the characters.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7b72sg

 

Activity 1 – Writing questions

Watch the video for Activity 2 (don’t do activity 2)

Activity 3 – Draw the characters

 

Topic – History – My Local Area

 

Today we would like to hunt for links to the past in our local area. On my walks around my local area I have been taking photos of landmarks, buildings and objects that have links to the past.

 

Today we would like you to either go on a walk and find your own links to the past or use my photos.

Now we want you to look at and talk about the links to the past.

 

Do you know where they are?

Do you know anything about them?

What do you think they are?

What do you think they are used for?

Which is the oldest?

 

I’m sure you are now full of questions, remember those question, we are going to be writing questions about these Links to the past tomorrow.

 

We hope you have fun and work hard today.

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

 

Tuesday 12th May

 

Good morning, we hope you had a good day yesterday. It’s been lovely seeing all of your pictures from VE day, don’t forget to send them to us if you took any to remember the day.

 

Maths

 

Its White Rose again today, today is Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April) Lesson 2

 

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

Remember if you would like more Maths activities to carry out The Maths Factor is a great website. Once your grown ups have sorted out a log in for you, it is great fun and Carol Vordaman teaches you lots.

 

English - SPaG

 

Today we are looking at homophones

 

We would like you to complete the Homophone Home activity on Education city in your classwork section and then have a go at the sheet. Don’t worry if you can’t print this sheet you can always write the sentences into your book.

Topic – Geography

 

Today we will be carrying on with our Where we live topic.

 

Today we would like you to find your house, our school, your grandparent’s house on a map. You might choose to have a look at Google maps.

 

Now pretend you are a bird, high in the sky looking down on your street. Have a go at draw a map of your street. Think about how many houses are on each side of the road, where the street lights are etc.

 

We hope you have a good day

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Monday 11th May

 

Good morning,

We hope you have had a good three day weekend and were all able to celebrate VE day in your own way. This is our sixth week of working at home and we just want to say how proud we are of all of you. You are all working so hard and trying so hard to carry on making great progress. Keep it up!

 

Maths

 

This week we will be continuing to follow White Rose Maths.

 

Today is Summer Term – Week 1 (w/c 20th April) Lesson 1 (we are slightly behind the dates on each module, don’t worry.)

 

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

English - Spelling Test

 

Today we would like you to have a test on last week’s spellings.

Enjoyment

Employment

Document

Ointment

Statement

Movement

 

Here are this week’s spellings. Just like last week we would like you to write a sentence using each of these words in your book. Make sure you practise these all week for a test next Monday.

 

Word

Worm

World

Worthwhile

Working

Wonderful

 

Topic - Science

 

What is the difference between night and day?

 

Today we are going to have another virtual lesson thanks to The National Oak Academy.

 

We are going to join in with What is the difference between night and day? Lesson.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/foundation/what-is-the-difference-between-night-and-day-year-2-wk3-3

 

You will need a computer, tablet or phone, your work book, a pencil and your brain. It would also be useful if you had a ball and a torch or lamp but this isn’t essential

 

Watch the lesson, pause it when it tells you to and have a go at the activities.

 

We hope you have a great day

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mrs Cross

Thursday 6th May

 

Good Morning, we hope you all had a good day yesterday. It was great fun playing against some of you on Education City yesterday, you were all so fast! Today is a good day because there isn’t going to be any work set tomorrow because it is May Day. So it’s a three day weekend.

 

Maths

 

It’s White Rose again today. Week 2 Lesson 4.

 

Remember you don’t have to print out the questions, you could just talk about the answers on the screen with your grown up or copy them yourself into your book.

 

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

As tomorrow is May Day we will not be asking you to do Week 2 Lesson 5 but you can do this over the weekend if you want to.

 

Quick Maths

 

It’s quick maths time again.  Have a go at your weekly quick maths

Challenge to see if you can beat last week’s score.

English

Writing – The Big Blue Monster

 

We need you to use your imagination today. We have given you an exciting start to a story and we want you to write the rest of the story.

 

Make sure your story has a clear beginning, middle and end. Use lots of interesting words and don’t forget to use adjectives.

 

We have included a story checklist so that you can check that your story includes everything that it needs.

 

Good Luck, we can’t wait to read your stories.

Science  Caterpillar Diary

 

Week 3

 

Our caterpillars arrived three weeks ago and they have changed lots since they arrived. In your book we would like you write a week three dairy about them.

 

You can include pictures in your diary too.

 

Keep checking the daily caterpillar diary on the website as next Friday you will be asked to write your week 4 entry.

 

We hope you have had a good week and we look forward to hearing about any VE day celebrations you might have be having at home.

Have a lovely 3 day weekend.

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Wednesday 6th May

 

Good Morning,

 

Yay, we had some sunshine yesterday! I hope you managed to get outside and have a go at shadow tracking. Did you see how much a shadow moves in one day? How did you get on with your spelling test yesterday?  Some children have been letting us know about their super scores, well done!

 

Maths

 

It’s White Rose again today. Week 2 Lesson 3.

 

Remember you don’t have to print out the questions, you could just talk about the answers on the screen with your grown up or copy them yourself into your book.

 

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

We have also set up a play live multiplication and division game on education city today. Will you be the Year 2 champion?

 

 

English - Reading

 

Today we want you to practice your reading comprehension skills.

We want you to complete the Hedgehog and Mouse activity in your classwork section on Education City. This activity needs you to listen carefully and concentrate. We will be checking on who has done this activity and what scores you got later on today so please try your best!

 

 

Topic – ICT- Hour of code – Minecraft Adventurer

 

Today we are going to be doing some ICT.  We would like you to have a go at the Minecraft Adventurer coding session. Do not worry if you can’t complete all of the sessions, we don’t expect many of you to, it gets tricky very quickly. Challenge yourself to see how many steps you can complete. This might be a nice activity to work together on with older brother or sisters or your grown ups.

 

I’ve a feeling a couple of individuals will really enjoy this activity and others might not!

 

https://code.org/minecraft

Topic – PE

 

Wow that ICT was tricky!  Time for a workout. It might be the daily workout with Joe Wikes. It might be a yoga session with Cosmic kids, https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

 

It might be a Go Noodle session, Just Dance or a game of football in your garden, it’s up to you. Enjoy!

 

We hope you have a good day

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning, I hope you all had a good day yesterday. The weather is slowly getting better and hopefully we’ll have some sun today. Make sure you have a look at the caterpillar diary, some big changes happened yesterday.

 

Maths

It’s White Rose again today. Week 2 Lesson 2. Remember to listen to the lesson video and stop it when you need to and then have a go at the questions. You don’t have to print out the questions, you could just talk about the answers on the screen with your grown up or copy them yourself into your book.

 

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

English

SPaG - Today we are looking at synonyms.

 

We would like you to complete The Mystery Manor activity on Education City in your classwork section and then have a go at the sheet. Don’t worry if you can’t print this sheet you can copy it into your book or talk about the answers with your grown up.

Topic

Topic – Science - Moving shadow – track a shadow

 

Last week the weather was not good enough to carry out this activity, hopefully it will be suitable to do today, if not try to have a go at this fun activity when we have enough sun.

 

Today we need you to set up an experiment. As soon as you start working in the morning we want you to place an object in an open space outside. It might be a bottle, a Lego tower or a doll that won’t fall over. If you have chalk your grown up might let you draw the shadow on the ground, if not put your object on a large piece of paper and draw the shadow. Leave everything where it is and come back in an hours’ time and draw the shadow again. What have you noticed about the shadow?

 

I have included a photo of my investigation that I carried out. I only took my photo after the first two hours, try to come back to your investigation every hour so that you can track your shadow.

 

Come back every hour and trace around the shadow.

 

What has happened to your shadow?

Have you noticed anything interesting?

Does this remind you or your grown up of anything?

How might people use the sun to tell the time?

We hope you have a lovely day.

 

See you soon

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Monday 4th May

 

Good morning, we hope you had a lovely weekend and you are ready for another week of learning at home.

 

Maths

 

This week we will be continuing to follow White Rose Maths.

 

Today is Week 2, Lesson 1

 

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

English

 

It’s Monday again which means spellings. Last week’s words for your test today are;

 

Kindness

Tidiness

Silliness

Happiness

Foolishness

 

After you test we would like you to write a sentence about each of this week’s words that you will be tested on next Monday. This week’s spellings are;

 

Enjoyment

Employment

Document

Ointment

Statement

Movement

 

Topic - Science. How do we see objects

 

Today we are going to have another virtual lesson today, thanks to The National Oak academy.

 

We are going to join in with the ‘ How do we see objects? lesson.’

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/foundation/how-can-we-see-objects-year-2-wk2-3

 

You will need a computer, tablet or phone, your work book, a pencil and your brain.

 

Watch the lesson, pause it when it tells you to and have a go at the activities.

 

We hope you have a great day

 

Keep smiling and see you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Friday 1st May

 

Good Morning, 

 

Can you believe it is May already? Keeping so busy with lots of work and all the fun we can see you are all having is really making time fly!

Well done for your hard work yesterday, we love hearing that so many of you are loving the online learning.

 

Make sure you watch all the video links that we are sending in your work as they are the bits that teach you what you need to know to do the activities you have been given.

 

We were so impressed with your house pictures you have been doing. It’s great to see the Take Care art work. We can tell that you were really concentrating.

 

Maths

Its Friday again so it’s time to test yourself again with quick maths. Use the same questions as last week and see how many you can get right in 2 minutes. Can you beat last week’s score?

Next it’s more fractions work today with White Rose

 

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

English - Writing – Caterpillar Diary

 

Our caterpillars arrived two weeks ago and they have changed lots since they arrived. In your book we would like you write a week two dairy about them.

You can include pictures in your diary too.

Keep checking the daily caterpillar diary on the website as next Friday you will be asked to write your week 3 entry.

 

 

Topic – Art / Science

               

Today we want you to have some fun with light. Have a look at what happens when light shines through different objects.

 

Can you see how shadows change colour when the sun shines through coloured glass?

 

Can you see any rainbows when the sun shines through prisms of glass and makes rainbows?

 

Can you look through coloured tissue paper or plastic to make the world change colour?

 

You might like to be creative and use a card border and see through coloured plastic, tissue, petals to make a sun catcher decoration for your window.

 

We have included some pictures of different sun catchers to give you ideas. I know it is hard to find all the materials at home for craft activities so do not worry if you are not able to make one today.

We hope you have a great day and a lovely weekend. Let’s hope the weather is a bit better next week so we can get back outside and onto our gardens a little more again.

 

If you haven’t sent us a message this week, we would love it if you or your grown-ups could just send us a quick message to let us know how well you are working. It might be a few pictures, a note to say what you are enjoying or even what you are finding difficult or just a quick message to simply let us know you are all OK.

 

We are really missing you and we love getting messages from you all.

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Thursday 30th April

 

Good Morning,

 

It’s great to see that lots of you have been practicing your times tables this week, keep it up! Are you remembering to practice this weeks spellings too, remember you will be having another test next Monday.

 

Maths

Today you are going to be doing your next White Rose Lesson. Try to make sure you do these sessions every day, especially as we are now covering topics that we have not looked at yet this year at school.

 

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

English

 

Reading with BBC Bitesize

 

Remember the reading lesson you did yesterday? Today we want you to return to the lesson and complete activity 3.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp2mfr

Topic - Art

 

We have had to change our lesson from the one we had planned today. We were supposed to be doing more shadow work but we’ll wait until the weather is nicer before we do this.

 

Today we are starting a new topic about where we live. To start the topic we would like you to draw a detailed picture of your house. Think about where the windows are, how big is your door? Do you have a chimney?

 

If it is not too wet and cold you could ask your grown up if you could go outside with them to draw your picture or you might go out with your grown up to take a photo and then carefully copy it back indoors.

 

If you colour in your picture try to use pencil crayon and take care. If you use felt tips, do it carefully and use the correct colours.

 

Let’s hope the weather brightens up soon, we’re missing the sun!

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good Morning,

 

We hope you all had good day yesterday despite the rain! Can you believe we are halfway through another week? The days are flying by at the moment. Hopefully you all enjoyed your virtual science lesson yesterday, if you haven't yet done this lesson try to make sure you complete it before next week as we will be doing the next virtual science lesson on light then.

 

Maths

It’s Wednesday again which means Times tables. Spend time today practicing your timetables. We have put a game in Education City to help you. Look in the classwork section for Disco Robot - Timestables challenge. You might also choose to go on TTRockstars.

 

Our next maths task today we will be White Rose Week 1 Lesson 3

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

English

Today you are going to be doing some reading, along with some comprehension questions. You will be following a lesson on BBC bitesize. The lesson is split into three activities. Today we want you to do activity 1 and 2 in your books.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp2mfr

Topic

 

Science. Light - 

Measuring shadows at different times of the day

 

Today we would like you to do some investigating. We want you to find out what happens to the length of a shadow at different times of the day.

 

We want you to choose a shadow to measure; it might be a shadow of yourself, a tree, a family member, a toy. You might measure it using a ruler or tape measure or you might measure it in cubes, footsteps or with pencils.

 

Try to measure the same objects shadow at different times throughout the day. Do you think the shadow will stay the same length all day?

 

The weather forecast today is not great and we understand that you might struggle to do today’s lesson. Don’t worry; you can always try out this activity when the sunshine is back. Why not have a go at an online workout today. Get active with Jo Wicks, Go Noodle on YouTube or maybe try some cosmic yoga.

 

After your work out why not have a go on Education city and explore some more of the different activities and games.

 

Hope you have a good day

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Tuesday 28th April

 

Good morning, it was a little bit cooler yesterday, let’s hope we don’t have rain today. Today you will need a device for all of your lessons. You should try to plan in a break after each session so that you don’t spend too long looking at a screen.

 

Maths

Hopefully you all managed to log onto White Rose yesterday. Make sure you watch and follow the lesson before having a go at the activities.

 

Today we’re moving onto Week 1 Lesson 2

 

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

English

Today you have a couple of online games to play and activities to carry out on Education City. Please check this week’s classwork for your activities.

 

Check Please – Education city (apostrophes)

 

Force Field – Education city (contractions)

 

Holiday Reading – Education City (proof reading)

 

We look forward to logging later today to check how well you have all been doing.

 

Topic – Science. Light

 

Today we are going to have a virtual lesson thanks to The National Oak academy, set up by the Government, to help home schooling. We are going to join in with the What is light? lesson.

 

 

You will need a computer, tablet or phone, your work book, a pencil and a brain.

 

Watch the lesson, pause it when it tells you to and have a go at the activities.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/foundation/what-is-light-year-2-wk1-3/

 

 

We hope you have a good day and don’t forget to keep sending in your lovely messages and super photos, its lovely to hear how you are all getting on.

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

 

 

Monday 26th April

 

Good morning, we hope you had a lovely week end and are now ready for our fourth week.

 

Maths

 

This week we are going to start working through the White Rose maths scheme. I have included a link and screen shots for Year 2 unit Week 1, Lesson 1.

 

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

English

 

Today we would like you to arrange a spelling test of last weeks words. Good luck!

 

Middle

Camel

Bottle

Paddle

Tunnel

Apple

Squirrel

 

Here are this week’s spellings. Just like last week we would like you to write a sentence using each of these words in your book. Keep practising these all week for a test next Monday.

 

Fairness

Kindness

Tidiness

Silliness

Happiness

Foolishness

 

Topic

 

Science - Light - Shadow pictures

 

This week we will be finding out about light. Today we want you to use light to create your own art work. We would like you to create a shadow picture.

 

Can you use paper, pencil and shadow to create a picture?

 

Maybe you could use dinosaurs to create a Jurassic landscape, Lego to create your own cityscape, dolls to create a party scene or trees and plants to create, shape and pattern.

 

Here are a few to give you some more ideas.

 

If the weather is a little wet today you could have a go at doing this activity carefully next to a lamp or you could always spend some time doing other learning activities and save this lesson until the weather is better.

 

 

Have a great day and don’t forget to keep checking the caterpillar diary I’m sure big changes will be happening soon.

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Friday 24th April

 

Good Morning

 

I hope you enjoyed yourselves yesterday, I can see that lots of you joined the TTRockstars battle. 2C are still in the lead but 2P are working really hard to try to catch up. 

 

Maths

 

Quick Maths

 

Today we want you to have a go at our weekly quick maths challenge.

 

Remember you have 2 minutes to answer as many addition and subtraction sums as you can. You can ask your grown up to write out a page of sums to 20, prepare your own or print the one we use at school. Remember to keep a copy of your questions as you’ll be doing the challenge again next week to try to improve your score on the same questions.

 

After you have completed this challenge we would like you spend time on mathematical activities of yours or your grown ups choice. You might choose this time to look back at work you have already done, spend time on TTRockstars, Education city, Purple Mash or The Maths Factor.

 

English

 

(We have changed this activity from the book review we wrote on the weekly plan. If you would rather do the book review that is ok)

 

Writing – Caterpillar Diary

 

Our caterpillars arrived a week ago and they have changed lots since they arrived. In your book we would like you write a week one dairy about them. You might write about how they arrived, what they looked like on the first photo and how they have grown. You might like to include some of the facts that you have learnt about the caterpillars.

You can include pictures in your diary too.

 

Keep checking the daily caterpillar diary on the website as next Friday you will be asked to write your week 2 entry.

 

Topic

 

Board game

 

Today we want you to spend some time playing a board game. This might be Ludo, Monopoly, Cluedo or any other games at home. We have included a link to snakes and ladders for you to use if you need it.

 

You might like to start a family project of creating your own board game. Have fun!

Well done on another great week of working at home. Have a lovely weekend.

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning Year 2, I hope you all had a good day yesterday.

 

Maths

Well done to everyone that entered the TTRockstars tournament yesterday, at 4pm last night 2C were in the lead, let’s see if 2P can close the gap today!

 

Times tables is your maths task today.  We would like you to spend some time practicing your times tables. This might be done using the sheets that we sent out in the packs that you worked on during the first two weeks or you could try to improve your performance on times table’s rock stars.

 

We have also added some times tables songs and activities into your classwork on Education city.

 

English

Editing work

Today we want you to improve you character description work from yesterday.  Spend some time looking at  your work and do some blue pen editing.

 

Are your words spelled correctly?

Is your handwriting neat, correctly formed, joined, the correct size?

Do your sentences make sense?

Can you supercharge your sentences by adding more detail, using more exciting words, improving punctuation?

 

Now we would like you to copy up you improved work to make your final, best version of your work?

 

Art

Science – Spring tree sketch

 

Throughout the year we have been making sketches of trees during each season. So far we have sketched the trees in Autumn when they were full of beautiful coloured leaves, during Winter when they were bare and now it is time for the Spring picture. Take time looking at a spring tree and then sketch it using pencils and pencil crayons. Maybe this will be a tree in the garden, one seen on a walk or maybe a picture that you find on the internet. Maybe you could sketch this tree from a photograph I took when I went on a walk yesterday.

See you all soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Good morning, I’m pleased so many of you had a good day yesterday. We had some lovely messages and photos  telling us how hard you have all been working. We can see that lots of you did the Croaking Contractions activity on Education City yesterday, if you haven’t done this activity yet please have a go, we would like to see your score when we look to see how well you are all doing.

 

Maths

Today we will be working with money again, adding totals and giving change. Just like yesterday you do not need to record any of your work but the sheet  gives an example of the type of activity you may do. You might set up a shop with items at home and spend money and work out change. You might write a price list add together totals and give change.

Also don’t forget about the TTRockstar’s battle that begins today, let’s see which will be the winning class!

Have you tried The Maths Factor website yet? We’re having fantastic feedback from the children that have.

 

English

Today we want you to write a character description. We want you to choose one of the pictures we have included and write a description. Remember to use descriptive language with lots of adjectives. Can you include similes e.g. his eyes burn orange like the flickering flames of a fire. Make sure you spell any common exception words correctly and try to correctly use some contractions.

Topic

PSHE – Things I am grateful for

 

Today we want you to write a list of things that you are grateful for. Sometimes it can be really easy to think about things we don’t like and forget about the positives. Take some time to think about all you have to be grateful for. I’m grateful for the sunny days and time spent playing as a family on the garden, what else can you think of?

 

We hope you have a good day today and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Miss Peat Mr Cross

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good Morning,

 

How was your first day back to learning from home? We know it’s not easy but I am so impressed with all the hard work you are doing.

 

It seems like a few of us have been interested in caterpillars, a couple of you have been looking after your own caterpillars at home. I have put photos in this weeks gallery for you to find out who.

 

Well done on your Artwork from yesterday, we were sent some lovely pictures of all of your creations.

 

Ok, here is the work we want you to do today.

 

Maths

Today we are carrying on with our money topic. We would like you to have a go at adding together coins and notes. This may be done by talking to your grown ups and playing games with real money, you don’t need to do any recording. You may find this sheet useful however. You could copy, print or take ideas from this sheet. If you find this tricky you can start with fever coins and notes.

English

Today we are doing some SPaG work. We are looking at contractions. We have set the work on Education City. You should have received your login from Mr Cross to get into Education City. When you are there you need to look at your classwork section where you will find today's work. We want you to play the ‘Croaking contractions game’. You might like to print off the activity sheet after you have played this game but you do not have to. You might like to practise your contractions more by writing sentences in your book using some of the contracted words you find in the Croaking Contraction game.

 

Topic

Today we would like you to do some baking or make your own food. Try to follow a recipe without your grown ups telling you what to do. Remember to have a grown up with you though, especially if you are using an oven. If you are making your own food, maybe a sandwich, can you write instructions telling us how you made your sandwich.

Good luck with today work. We hope you manage to log onto Education city without any problems, if you need any help just email us and we will try to sort it out for you.

 

See you soon

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Monday 20th April

 

Welcome back, we hope you have had a nice Easter enjoying the sunshine and lots of time with your family.

 

As you know we are not going to be back at school for a while but that won’t stop us working hard, having fun and staying in touch!

Here is today’s work that we would like you to do.

 

Maths

Your maths topic today is based on money. We want you to remember the names and values of all of our coins and notes. You might have loose cash at home that you can look at and talk about their value. You might like to draw the coins and notes that we have talked about in school or you might like to use the poster we have included here for you.

 

English

While we are away from school we want you to carry on learning a few spellings each week. Here are this week’s spellings:

 

middle

camel

bottle

paddle

tunnel

apple

squirrel

 

Today we want you to write a sentence in your book about each of the spelling words. Carry on practicing these words at home because we’ve asked your grown-ups to do a spelling test with you next Monday.

 

Topic

Today we want you to do some art. We want you to create a piece of art using different materials. We would like you to create a picture without using pencil and paper. You might cut and stick materials to create a collage,  use chalk outdoors, it may be natural art using sticks, stones, grass etc. arranged on the garden, it could be a painting, or even a picture painted with just water on the garden fence. We want you to use your imagination and think about how different materials can be used to create artwork. When you have finished your artwork why not take a picture and send it to us so we can post it on to our website.

 

Caterpillar diary

 

Last Friday I took an important delivery of five tiny caterpillars. Each day I will be taking a photo of them and putting it on the website. They are fascinating to watch and they are already growing so quickly! I thought you might enjoy looking at them every day and maybe even keeping a diary about their growth.

 

Don’t forget to keep those messages, jokes and pictures coming. Work hard and have fun.

 

See you soon

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Friday 3rd April

 

Wow, this week has flown by, can you believe we’ve been working from home for two week already?

 

We have loved seeing some of your Easter Creations today, there have been Easter bonnets, Easter Cakes, Easter paintings, Easter Egg decorating, you really are a creative bunch!

 

Today your Maths activity is the multiplication and division cards. Can you complete at least three of the cards? Can you complete them all? Can you create your own challenge cards?

 

Your English work today is a character description. Just like when we did a character description of the troll, the wolf or the wizard. We want you to read a good book or watch a good film together. Then write a character description of one of the characters in your ‘Working from Home’ book?

What do they look like?

What sort of character are they?

What do they wear?

What do they do?

 

We have done lots of character descriptions this year so remember to include similes (like, as) adjectives (describing words) and use interesting sentences.

 

Today your topic work carries on from yesterday, if you haven’t already completed your Easter creation you can spend time on this again today. Don’t worry if you don’t get it finished today, you can always finish it during the Easter holidays.

 

Today is going to be our last day working from our packs. You have all worked really hard and we are so proud of you all.

The next two weeks will be the Easter break and we won’t be sending you any work to do over the next two weeks. Unfortunately we won’t be back at school after Easter as we all need to keep everyone safe by staying at home. Don’t worry though because we will still be sending you work to do at home, but it might begin to look a little bit different as some of the work will need to be done on a computer or tablet. Don’t worry some work will still be going in your books. Don’t worry about the work for after Easter we will send your parents an email to explain before we return after Easter and the daily messages on the website will continue after the break.

 

After the Easter break we look forward to hearing about your two weeks off and what you have been doing. If you still want to send us an occasionally email to let us know how you are of course your can.

Now guys, keep smiling, keep busy and Stay Safe

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Thursday 2nd April

 

Good morning, did anyone manage to do an April Fool’s day trick on anyone today? I managed to trick someone into thinking it was snowing!

This week seems to be going really quickly, I hope you are finding the days go by fast too.

 

Today your Maths work is times tables again. In your pack we have sent home sheets to practice 2, 5 and 10’s. You do not need to do them all, choose the one that you are currently learning or you may choose to spend some time on TTRockstars instead. Remember your username and log in should be stuck into the back of your home school reading dairy, if not please email Miss Peat and I will send you your individual log in.

 

Your English work today is instruction writing. We want you to write a set of instructions using bossy word (put, shake, stick, stir etc.) and time connectives (first, next, after that, meanwhile, finally etc.). It is up to you what instructions you write. You might want to listen to a book that I love ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ for ideas.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnO7W3tAlik

 

The instructions in this book are quite silly, it is up to you if you want to write silly instruction like these or more useful ones such as how to clean your teeth, how to bake a scone or how to stack the dishwasher for example.

 

Your Topic work today is an Easter Creative task. This is also your topic work for tomorrow, you might not even finish it tomorrow, it might be a task that you work on over the Easter holidays.

 

This is the time we should be having our Easter Bonnet parade at school. Just because we are not at school it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the opportunity to create an Easter masterpiece.

 

Either as a family or by yourself we would like you to create an Easter showpiece. This might be an Easter bonnet, it may be a decorated egg, it might be Easter cakes, it might be a picture you have drawn and coloured, it could be a Hamma bead creation. It is up to you.

 

We would love to see photos of these creations to post on the website.

 

Have fun

See you soon

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Note to parents;

Please, please, please do not feel pressured by this task!  We fully understand that it is a difficult time and as parents we are facing many pressures and stress. This is for your child and you to enjoy and is not a competition. DO NOT try to get out to the shops to buy resources for this task. It should be fun!  If you want your child to simply draw a picture that is fine; however as a family you might welcome the challenge and distraction of a big art project, that is also fine!

 

Wednesday 1st April

 

Good morning, today you haven’t got any work to do…

 

April Fool!!!!!!!

 

I hope you are all well and you had a good day yesterday. We went on a rainbow hunt again yesterday and we found 14 more than the last time we looked. Have you got a rainbow in your window yet?

 

Today your Maths is another arithmetic quiz. Just like last week we want you to show your working out for each question. You might draw sticks, column sums or part whole models. Try to complete most or all of these sums without help from your grown ups, I’m sure they will be able to help you once you have had a go by yourself.

 

Your English work today is another reading comprehension. Today it is in two parts The Gingerbread Man and How to make a paper mache globe. You might like to do this in two parts as there is a lot of reading to do here guys! Remember you need to answer the questions about how to make a paper mache globe but you do not need to make the globe.

 

Your Topic work today is all about Space.  In you book we want you to write at least 3 facts about space. These may be facts that you already know, facts that your grown ups have told you or facts that you have found from reference books, the internet or TV. You might like to write more than three facts.

 

We hope you have another good day.

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Tuesday 31st March

 

Good morning, I hope you all had a good day yesterday. The weather wasn’t so good but it looks as if lots of you had fun baking and making dens.

 

Today for your Maths work you have some more pictograms to work with. The sheet is called Interpreting Scaled Pictograms and they are a little bit different to yesterdays. Today each circle on the pictogram represents 2 and not 1. If this is a bit tricky I’m sure your grown up will be able to help you.

 

For your English work today you have another SPaG mat. This is your chance to impress your grown-ups again with all the things you have been learning at school. Remember you can use your book to write extra examples to match each of the sections on the mat, just like we do at school.

 

Your Topic work today asks you to design your own planet. Be creative and think of some really cool ideas to include on you new planet.

Don’t forget about the Tappity App I reminded you about yesterday, not only is it free, its lots of fun and it will give you ideas that you could include on you new planet.

 

Have a great day

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

Pudding and Pie

Monday 30th March

 

Good Morning,

 

We hope you had a nice weekend and you are ready for Week Two working from home.

 

Your Maths task today is to complete the Counting Fruit sheet. You will need to create a tally chart and a pictogram and then answer some questions about your pictogram.

 

Remember how we do tally charts? We do four sticks and then put a line through them for number five.

 

When you have finished you might like to do some more tally charts or pictograms in you book. You might do one to show how many toys you have, what food is in the cupboard, things you see on a walk about your street.

 

Your English task today is the Order the Dining Objects sheet. This tasks looks at alphabetical order.

 

After you have finished this sheet why not do your own alphabetical list in your book. Maybe you could do my top 20 Pokémon in alphabetical order, my favourite Films in alphabetical order, My Family in alphabetically order etc.

 

What examples of alphabetical order can you find in your house?

 

Your Topic task today is The Space read and Colour Sheet. After you have done this you may choose to have a look at the space related websites we have put links to on this website. If you have an apple device you might like to download the Tappity App. Some children in 2P had a look at this app before school closed and we enjoyed the space section.

 

Last week a lot of you were sending in photos of you baking at home. I have included a recipe and a link from the wonderful teacher at Pudding and Pie cookery classes. Each week she is posting on Facebook a new recipe from easy to find ingredients. She is asking for photos of you baking and is even choosing star bakers. I can recommend this week’s apple and cheese scone, it’s delicious!

Have a great day, we are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing more photos.

 

See you soon

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Friday 27th March

 

Good morning. Fantastic work yesterday guys, we’ve seen some fantastic stories, great materials work and we saw that lots of you went on TTRock stars yesterday too.

 

Today your English task is one of our favourites. We want you to spend some time with a great book. You might be reading the book by yourself, with a grown up, to a brother or sister or even to a grandparent on a video message. Next in your ‘working from home’ book write a book review. Write what the book is about, what happens in the story, who the characters are and if you like they book and why. You might even give the book a mark out of ten. When you have finished you can want to draw a picture, it could be a copy of the front cover, a new front cover or a picture of one of the characters or events in the story.

 

Your Maths task today is to complete at least 3 of the time challenge cards. Can you complete them all? When you have finished you might like to have a go at writing and answering your own time challenges in you book.

 

Your Topic task today is a Make It Challenge. Today we want you to build something, anything! Use whatever you want to build with, it might be a Lego creation, a den in the back garden, a toy village a play dough cake. Please send us your photo’s so we can post them on the website for you all to see.

 

Well done everyone for a great first week off school, I know everything is a little different at the moment but you are doing so well. I can see from all the smiles on the photos that you are enjoying all the extra time with your grownups and although things are different for the grown up too, I’m sure they are enjoying all the time they are spending with you.

Over the weekend we won’t be sending you any work and we want you to take some time off. Spend time playing, maybe go on a rainbow hunt (we spotted 5 yesterday), watch some films, read stories, play on you consoles, play in the garden and look out for the next message on Monday morning.

Have a lovely weekend, take care and keep smiling!

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Thursday 26th March

 

Good Morning, I hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine, I know I am. How you did you all get on with yesterday’s task? I know a few of you found the reading a bit of a challenge but well done for trying your best.

 

Today’s English task is a story write. We want you to write a story about an exciting day. This might be a recount of an exciting day you have had, maybe a day out somewhere or a birthday party or it might be an imaginary day for example a day you went to space or the day you dived to the bottom of the sea. Use your imagination, good spelling and make sure you use exciting sentences. As you write make sure you re read your work to check that it makes sense and make changes if they are needed. You can write this story in you Working from Home book.

 

Today’s Maths activity is times tables, we have sent home a 5 and 10 times tables sheet but you can spend time practicing any table that you need to. Don’t forget about TTRockstars if you would prefer to practise your tables here instead of on the sheet. If you can’t remember you log in and password you should all have stuck it in the back of your green home books. If you can’t find your log in you can email Miss Peat as Mr Cross is working in school again today and we can easily send you your password and login.

 

Your Topic work today is the Bend, Stretch and Squash sheet. You might not be able to find objects for each of the materials but try your best and do as many as you can.

 

Now it’s time to remember the promise again that many of you made last week at school. Promise that you are not spending all of your time working and promise that you are not spending all of your time on screens. The three tasks you are given even day shouldn’t take too long. You might choose to get them all done at once in the morning to get them out the way or you might choose to spread them out throughout the day with breaks for snacks, playing in the garden, arts and crafts, TV, gaming time, video calling friends and family. It’s important that you keep learning but it’s also important to have time for the other things too.

 

I thought I’d send you all a joke this morning

 

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Cargo.

Cargo who?

Car go, “Toot toot, vroom vroom!”

 

I know it’s awful, if you have any better jokes, send us an email and we might even post some on the website tomorrow.

 

See you soon

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Wednesday 25th May

 

Hello again, how did yesterday go? Did anyone have a go on Kids quiz using their Alexa? Don’t forget to keep sending your photos and emails, its lovely to see how you are all getting on.

 

Your English work for today is a reading comprehension – Walk the Plank. Remember to read the writing carefully and think about the answers. If you are copying parts of the text to answer the question remember it is easier if you underline the bit you are copying first. You should be able to do this without help so let your grown ups grab a cup of tea while you try your best, I’m sure they will help you though if you get stuck.

 

Your Maths today is an arithmetic quiz. Remember to show your working out for each question, you could write column sums, use the part part whole methods, draw number lines, sticks etc. When you have finished make sure your check your work to make sure that you haven’t made silly mistakes.

 

Your Topic work today is The Day The Materials Went Wrong, let your imagination run away with you and write a really funny dairy. Imagine a cereal bowl made out of fabric and a spoon made out of rubber, or maybe a bath made out of bricks and a sponge made out of glass! You might choose to do this this in your books instead of the sheet if your have a longer story your would like to write.

 

Have you been on a Rainbow Hunt yet? Lots of families are putting rainbows in their windows for children to spot if they go out on a family walk. Maybe you could design a rainbow of your own, it could be a painting, a drawing, a collage, I’ve even seen a Lego rainbow . At our house we have drawn a life size Rainbow Man super hero that we have stuck in the window.

 

Well done guys, you are all working really well and having lots of fun at home, Keep it up!

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Tuesday 24th March

 

Well done everyone, we loved all the messages and photos you sent us yesterday. It looks like everyone worked hard and had lots of fun!

 

If you didn’t get chance to catch it yesterday, try to log on to Joe Wicks PE lesson this morning at 9am on YouTube. Lots of you have been telling us how much you enjoyed it, I know I did!

 

Today Maths work builds on the hard work you did yesterday. Today we are looking at time again but today we want you to begin to tell the time when it is a quarter to. Again you have a sheet to complete but why not get the clocks out again or have a go at making your own clocks.

 

Your English work today is to complete SPaG Mat 4. You might need to help your grown ups today to understand all the ‘clever’ words we are used to using. As you complete the mat why don’t you have a go at writing your own example for some or all of the sections of the mat in you books.

 

Your topic work today is a page of challenges based on materials, have a go at some or all of these challenges. You can use the challenges as talking activities with your grown ups or you could write your answers in your book.

 

Well done everyone, keep the pictures and the emails coming.

 

If you have an Alexa have you tried playing Kids Quiz? Have a go and see how many stars you can collect each day!

 

See you soon

 

Miss Peat and Mr Cross

 

Monday 23rd March

 

Good Morning Guys, this is our first day of working together at home. Just remember that promise that some of you made if you were in on Friday, you promised not to spend all day working! You also promised not to spend the whole day in front of a screen!

 

Today make sure you do the work we have asked you to do, try to spend some time reading and spend some time with your toys. Also why don’t you try really hard to be the reason someone smiles today? Maybe you could say ‘thank you’ without being asked, tidy away your toys when you have finished or take turns with your brother or sister.

 

Today’s Maths work is about time. Ask an adult to help you learn how to tell the time when it is quarter past the hour. Try to fill in the sheet, also try to keep your eye on the clock to see if you can see when it’s quarter past.

 

Your English work today is spelling. Have a go at spelling each of the words on the sheet. When you have finished you might try to practise some more words or have a go at writing sentences in your book using today’s words.

 

Your Topic work today is a sheet about materials, think hard about why each object is made from the material it is made out of. Is it because it is strong? Because it is waterproof? Because it is warm?

 

We hope you have fun working from home today. Don’t forget we are going to be off school a while so it is important that we carry on learning.

 

You can send us an email whenever you want, you might want to ask us a question about your work, send us a quick hello or send us photos of what you have been up to. We might even put some of your photos on the website so don’t forget to tell us if you don’t want them on there.

 

Have a lovely day; we look forward to hearing from you soon

Miss Peat and Mrs Cross

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