Year 2 Archive

 Last Day of Year 2!

Good morning Year 2 for the very last time! We cannot believe we are here already but the time has come to say our goodbyes before you move on to Year 3. Today's challenge is to film or draw a picture of your favourite memories of Year 2. We cannot wait to hear all about them. Please take lots of photos of your picnics and send them to us!

 

We would both love to say a HUUUUUUUUUGE thank you for all of your hard work throughout the year and we will miss you all terribly! 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy 

 

Thursday 16th July 

Hello lovely boys and girls! In preparation for your picnics tomorrow could you write a shopping list of things you will need to get in order to make your picnic a success. You could even research a couple of new recipes to explore! 

We also need some fantastic decorations! Bunting, posters, paper chains or even party hats!

 

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning children. Thank you for sending in your perfect picnic ideas. Now all we need to do is keep our fingers crossed for fine weather.

Can you write an invitation to someone you would really like to join you at your picnic. You can go wild and use your imagination. Maybe you'd invite a hero of yours, for example, a football player, or an explorer or superhero. It could be your favourite teacher, a relative you haven't seen for a long time or your best friend from school. 

Don't forget to include the date and time and where the picnic will be held. Let them know what food you'll have at the picnic and maybe some of the games you'll play. Don't forget to send us pictures. 

Bye for now. 

Tuesday 14th July

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Good morning you lovely children. We have a lovely activity planned for you today. As you know this Friday we are celebrating the last day of term by having a school picnic. So at home we'd like you to have a picnic on Friday too. We're keeping our fingers crossed for fine weather.  

Today we'd like you to think about your dream picnic, what's going to be there, will you have sandwiches, vegetables, biscuits. What drinks will you have at your picnic. 

Can you write us a detailed description of your dream picnic? Don't forget to draw a picture too. You could draw a picture of the children or family members that will be sat around your picnic blanket. Please send us a photograph of your work. Have fun. 

 

Monday 13th July

Good morning everyone! You have made it to the last week of the strangest term we've ever experienced and not one we'd like to repeat in this way ever again! We completely understand how hard you have been working and keeping up with the home learning. Well done - you've been amazing. We have some lovely challenges planned for you this week. Let's get started. 

English Challenge: 

We think you'll like today's English challenge. First of all watch this video. It tells the story 'Rain before Rainbows'

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Maths Challenge:

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Afternoon Challenge:

Today we would like you to think about water safety. We live by the sea and understanding how to stay safe is vital. 

Have a look at this picture. Can you spot the dangers? Talk to an adult about what you can see and why you think it's dangerous. 

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Friday 10th July

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Good morning children, we've made it to Friday and that means we have another theme day. Have you put your favourite colour clothes on? Are you ready for some rainbow challenges? 

Spellings:

We know you've been working really hard at practicing your Year 2 spellings.Can you create a rainbow of Year 2 spellings? Draw a rainbow and pick words that you are still not sure how to spell. Remember to write the words in the rainbow colours.  

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Afternoon Challenge:

We know how much you love being outdoors so can you go on a rainbow themed nature hunt in your garden, the park or even the woods. Look around for different items and collect them in a container. When you have collected all the colours of the rainbow take them home and stick them to the rainbow template. If you don't have a printer you can draw a rainbow on a piece of paper. 

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Nature rainbow

Story:

Sit back and enjoy a rainbow themed story about a very colourful elephant.

Thursday 9th July

Hello lovely Year 2 children. How are you? How is your week going? We hope you are well and really hope you enjoy today's challenges. Right, let's get started.

Phonics:

Dots and dashes

Time for more dots and dashes! You should be very confident at this skill now!

English:

Another great video for you to watch and respond to today! A group of meerkats are carefully watching over their beloved tender fruit when suddenly something comes along to ruin the peace and harmony. Write as if you are one of the meerkats - how are you feeling and why? Does this change throughout the story? 

Maths:

Finding the difference today with money. Watch the video and then complete the activity attached. 

Find the difference

Afternoon Challenge: 

Today we would like you to think about what life is like for a Japanese child. You will see a boy from Tokyo talking about his life and a boy from London talking about his life.  Watch the video first. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1-ks2-your-world-tokyo-london/zv9pbdm

Make a list of the things that are the same and the things that are different between the two cities that the boys live in and their lives. Even better, can you make your own Vlog about your life and what you get up to in a typical day? Don't forget to send us your Vlog. The best way to do this is using the We Transfer app. 

 

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning - we've reached the middle of the week already. Please do send us pictures of your work. I know it probably feels like its the end of term right now but there are still a few days left for you to wow us with your work. 

 

Phonics:

Can you complete this dots and dashes activity, with these multisyllabi words? 

Dots and dashes 2

 

English:

Watch this incredible short video! Can you choose your favourite adventure that Tony and Grandad go on and rewrite it using your exciting vocabulary. It is so important that you are practising your writing everyday as this is such an important skill when you go into year 3!

Maths:

An investigation for you today. It might be helpful if you have a range of different coins with you to help you with this challenge.Can you find all the possible ways of paying for a balloon using six coins? Try and work systematically, for example she could have paid with six 1p, coins(6p), six 2p coins (12p), six 5p coins (30p) etc. Have fun and don't forget to send us your work. 

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Afternoon Challenge: 

materials!

In science this week we would like you to go on a material hunt... 

What can you find in your home? 

Wood, glass, paper, metal, fabric, sponge, elastic, cotton, plastic

Can you write a list of words to describe each of these materials? As Scientists, we call these properties. 

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday and another day of fun home learning challenges. We really do hope that as many of you as possible will keep up with the challenges we set. Don't forget to send in your work. There are only two weeks left before we break up for summer. Wow us with what you can achieve. 

Phonics:

Dots and Dashes

Can you count the sounds in these words and give a single sound a dot and underline those special friends. If you are lucky enough to find a chatty friend draw your arm stretching over. Put your total number of sounds in the box at the end. 

English:

Today we want to focus on your incredible language. Watch this video and compose sentence using the structure

Who?              What are they doing?         How are they doing it?

How many creative sentences can you come up with? 

Maths:

A money challenge for you to puzzle over today. 

sweet shop

 

Afternoon Challenge:

Today we are going to look at a painting by a Japanese artist called Hokusai. He painted this painting called The Great Wave. The image of a majestic wave with Mount Fuji in the background is one of the most iconic representations of Japan and is the most well known.

What can you see in the picture? If there were sounds in this picture what would the sound be? Can you see any people in the picture? How do you think they are feeling? How does this painting make you feel? 

Can you have a go at recreating this picture. You could focus on the whole picture or just the wave. What colours would you use? Please send us pictures of your wonderful art work. 

 

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Here are some examples of other artists who have been influenced by this painting. 

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Story:

Monday 6th July 

Good morning and Happy Monday! We have an exciting week of home learning ahead, ending in our rainbow celebration on Friday. So, without further ado, let's get going... 

Phonics:

This week we are going to focus on spelling words containing more than one syllable. To prepare us for this we are going to break these words into simple chunks called syllables. 

For example: 

Miss Guppy has 3 syllables

Robot has 2 syllables

Can you break these words into syllables!

celebration .......                   congratulations .......              delicious .......

future ......                            mixture .....                              measure ........

English Challenge:

It's time for another Whipton challenge!

Follow the link and see what our authors have in store for us today. 

Whipton Challenge 06.07.20

 

Maths Challenge: 

This week we will focus on money. Finding the total today. Click to watch the video and then pause at the end or download the worksheet. 

Find the total challenge

Afternoon Challenge: 

This past week you have had the exciting news about your new classes and class teachers! Today we would like you to make a poster all about YOU! A picture of you, of course and the best things they should know about you! What's your favourite thing about school? Who are your friends? What are your hobbies? What's your favourite sport? What do you want to get better at? 

Make it colourful and exciting to wow your new teachers!

Take your photos and send them to us, we can't wait to see them. 

Story

Here's a lovely story for you to enjoy at the end of your day. 

Friday 3rd July

Good morning all and happy Friday! We have had a really busy week in school and we hope you have at home too! Last day of home learning today, so let's make it the best one yet! 

Phonics

Word Search

Something a bit different today! can you use your letter names and spelling knowledge to find these common exception words? 

English

Dear children, 

Happy Friday! We are writing to you today for the final time this week as we hear you have received some exciting news. Yesterday you heard about your new classes and move to the junior school. 

How are you feeling? Do you have any questions for us? 

What have you learnt this year that is going to prepare you for Year 3? 

Best Wishes and can't wait to hear from you, 

Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan 

Maths

Divide by 10

English


Afternoon Challenge

As you all know it's our Friday theme day and we would like you to build, build, build.  We don't mind what you build or what you use, just try and be as creative as possible. Here are some ideas and please as always don't forget to send photographs of your efforts.

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Thursday 2nd July

Good morning everyone! We hope you are all ready for another fantastic day of learning. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. Please keep sending your work to us and we will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Morning Challenge:

Riddle time!

I am….

Odd and even

Whole and apart

Bigger and smaller

Forwards and backwards

You find me everywhere

What am I?

Phonics

To keep your phonics brains busy today we would like you to spell words containing spelling patters - 'old' and 'ould' What words can you think of containing these spelling patterns? Can you place them into sentences!

English

Dear children, 

Thank you do much for your letters yesterday! You were all so helpful in helping us uncover what had happened in the classrooms. You gave us clues like it was something hairy, an animal and something looking to create trouble! We looked back through security footage and you would not believe what had happened...

It turns out the guinea pigs had snuck in over night and caused a catastrophic amount of damage. What naughty Guinea Pigs they are! We are all so shocked and stunned. 

What should we do with Bo and Flo now? Do you have any ideas how we can stop the pigs from doing this again? 

Best Wishes and speak soon, 

Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan

 

Maths

Today we are going to divide by 5. Watch the video and then click on the link below for the independent activities.

Divide by 5

Afternoon Challenge

We'd like you to find out a little bit more about Japanese culture this week. Click on the link to find out more. Learn  about Japanese food, Japanese sport and Japanese traditions. What's the same and what's different about our traditions, the food we eat and the sport we play? 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSOLljUVBEZ45n3ZgT4ZQ6Mo4dLKRgiAwMN7QpJB_WFImxliGyCEMTcUYTpZPG_Tbj46EIOLR66wdCn/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000C

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Wednesday 1st July 

Good Morning everyone and happy Wednesday. Thank you all for your emails, as we are both in school we are trying our best to get back to you as soon as we can. Keep sending us your amazing home learning. 

Morning Challenge: 

I am

Seen and invisible

Beautiful but ferocious

Cold and warm

A hunter on ice and snow

A fluffy mammal

Definitely not a cuddly bear.

Phonics Challenge: 

Get your Fred Fingers ready for our next sound! 

English Challenge: 

Dear children, 

I am writing to you today because you will not believe what has happened! We came into school this morning and the classroom have been destroyed. We were in utter shock and belief. 

Let me describe to you what we saw. The tables were upside down and the chairs were scattered everywhere. You enter the room but when you look up the paper is falling down. It's as if a giant monster has come charging through the building. There are even giant floor prints in both of the classrooms. 

Do you have any idea what could have happened? What could it be? I wonder why they would want to cause damage to our beautiful classrooms? Did anyone see anything? 

Please write back and let us know what you think or saw, 

Best Wishes, 

Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan

Maths Challenge: 

Dividing by 2 today. 

Divide by 2

Afternoon Challenge:

Let's meet the super humans! 

In science we have been looking at the human body. What we need to help keep it healthy and all the amazing things that our body can do. Today we are going to be looking at these incredible athletes and how they, despite facing challenges or what some people see as a 'disability' and making it their superpower. They are accomplishing incredible things. Let's watch and learn more. 

Today we are going to look a little closer at one of these superheroes and their name is Jonnie Peacock and Ellie Simmonds! 

What can you find out about them? What makes them such incredible athletes? 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Happy Tuesday everyone. We love looking through your work please keep sending it too us and let's get started.

Morning Challenge 

Who am I?

Long and sometimes scary

Dry, scaly and slithery

I rattle and hiss

What am I?

Phonics Challenge:

Let's practise spelling words containing ue

English Challenge:

Dear Year 2, 

It's your teachers here and we are writing to you to tell you how much we are missing you. We miss your smiles, giggles and hard work. 

Some of our favourite memories this year have included learning about adventurers like Charles Darwin, looking at his exciting journey around the world. We also enjoyed our trip into Exeter city, looking around the museum and looking into the blitz. One of our favourite things to do though is share books together. Whether this is us reading to you or you reading  to us. 

We hope you are all working hard and keeping up with the home learning. 

Could you email us and say hello?

Speak soon, 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy 

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This week we are going to be looking at letters! We have written one just for you. Can you spot the features of this letter? The important elements that build our letter 

-Dear...

- Introduction

- Further information 

- Summary of why you are writing 

-Key question 

- Your name

Maths Challenge:

Division by grouping today. Click and watch the video and then complete the worksheet attached.

Grouping challenge

Afternoon Challenge:

This afternoon we would like you do draw some Japanese Manga. Click on the Manga slideshow to find out a bit more about this style of drawing and then see if you can create your own Manga character. Don't forget to send us a picture of the work you create. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTFqKpSYU4CoMFPcxbYn81OeFOe_De5zuciNrTCXIvcb9T8TnIy3m9nGeKPl6z3YensDLI5I2OAD8SM/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Story Time:

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning everybody and happy MONDAY! This week is going to be a busy one but let's keep working hard and wow us with your exceptional home learning. Please could we remind you to send over your photo from Friday as this is a special piece of art work FOR YOU ALL! 

Morning Starter

Today let's play word in a word... 

How many words can you find in the word 

supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus

 

Phonics

Today is something a little bit different. Your challenge is to take the most challenging common exception words - sure   sugar   busy   children   Christmas   who   people   great   break and to put them into sentences. You could even include words containing the sounds cious, tious, tion and ure like we practised last week.

 

English

Another Amazing Authorfy challenge today! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvO2Eg-rUG8 

Start by watching this lovely video and enjoy watching your favourite things coming to life. 

Your challenge today

We can't wait to se what you have come up with. 

Maths


Afternoon Challenge

This afternoon we would like to continue the idea of being a good friend and our work on good to be me last week and think about the idea of being respectful. Having respect means you show that you care and that something is important to you. How are you respectful at school and at home? What belongings/people do you show a high level of respect for? You can create a poster, video or piece of artwork to show this. 

Story Time

Today we would like you to film yourselves reading one of your favourite stories. Can you send it to us and we will start sharing your videos for story time :) 

Friday 26th June 2020

Hooray, we've made it to the end of a very hot week. Today is our themed Friday, 'Good to be Me'. Can you tell us something about you that you are really proud of?  Maybe you can touch your nose with your tongue or speak another language. Maybe you can play an instrument or do a somersault on your trampoline. We want to celebrate what makes you you so please do remember to send in your photographs so that we can share them with the whole school.  

Morning Starter

Your final short burst reading comprehension this morning is all about a troll. 

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Phonics

English

Happy good to me day! To celebrate this incredible day we want you to celebrate who you are. Can you spend time completing this poem, finishing off each sentence with something about you... 

I am

Could your poem end with 'I am me and there is no one I'd rather be'. You will find out more about this phrase in this afternoon's challenge. 

Maths

We are going to focus on the ten times table today. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet attached. 

Afternoon Challenge

I AM ME AND THERE'S NO ONE I'D RATHER BE!

Today we are going to try and create a whole Year 2 piece of art work. We would like you, on a piece of paper, to write one word that best describes you. This needs to be big and bold just like all of you. Make it colourful, do bubble writing, draw pictures and make it exciting - let it express who  really are. Once you have finished, and this is where the clever bit happens, take a picture of yourself holding up your sign and send it to the Year 2 email account and we will put them together. It will turn into a giant collage of wonderful words! Please remember to put at the bottom of your piece of paper - I am me and there's no one else I'd rather be :) 

30 Days Wild

We are nearly at the end of June. You have three acts of wildness to choose from over the weekend. If you have been keeping a diary then don't forget to send a picture of this in. It would be great to see how wild you've been in June. 

random acts

Story Time

Tune in for the final chapters of James and the Giant Peach. 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning children, we hope you are all well and enjoying this spell of very hot weather. Let's get started on some home learning. 

Morning Starter

Here's another short burst reading comprehension for you to complete. We hope you enjoy this one. 

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Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends cious. 

English

Welcome back to your English challenge. Today I want you to think of your own crazy pet that could follow you to school. What crazy adventure would you get up to in school? Perhaps you are going to bring an Eagle who would fly off with Mr Read's guitar or an elephant who eats all of the school dinner! The crazier the better. Write a short descriptive piece showing this and of course an amazing set of picture showing the chaos caused by you and your animal. 

Maths

We're going to focus on the five times table today. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. 

Five Times Table worksheet

Afternoon Challenge

Geography today. Last week we wanted you to tell us everything you knew about Japan. Today we are going to learn about Japan. Click on the powerpoint link to find out more. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRZOeemkM536dIzQfGQ8gyoZpm3s1GYdLzm-AwskrzB6IHogrnK5SL7WQYeUCSqk7dvWLbbTZ_Qx-LJ/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

When you have finished create a fact file about Japan. Remember to include some of the facts you have just learnt about. Use the internet to find other facts too. Present your fact file with pictures and facts. 

30 Days Wild

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Story Time

Tune in for the penultimate chapter of James and the Giant Peach.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good morning lovely children and how are you today? We really hope you are enjoying this weeks learning tasks. Don't forget to keep sending in examples of your work. It really does make our day when we get to see the effort you are putting in to learning at home. Okay, are you ready for another day? 

Morning Challenge: 

Read this short story and then answer the questions.

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Phonics:

Get your fred fingers ready, today we are going to practise the sound 'tious'. 

 

English Challenge: 

I hope that you have enjoyed our new story of how to hide a lion in school! It was lovely seeing all of your brilliant suggestions of where you would hide your lion! Today we would like you to take that one step further... In this story we are not sure where this mysterious lion has come from! 

Could you write a new introduction or opening to this story explaining where this strange lion has come from. Have a look at mine below for inspiration:

This terrifying dangerous lion suddenly turned up at our door one Sunday morning. Mum was shocked, Dad was confused and Toby couldn't believe his eyes. He had a bow plonked onto his head and a note tied neatly around his large bushy mane. What a strange birthday present this was! The note came with very clear instructions with how to look after YOUR lion. Feed him lots of meat, brush and clean him bla bla bla and something about not taking him to school but I was too busy thinking about what to call him!  

For your new introduction your lion could.... 

*Have been adopted instead of a puppy or cat 

*Given as a gift

*Stolen from a zoo

*Parents are vets and have taken care of it, with your help

OR SOMETHING EVEN MORE CREATIVE. 

Please record this into your home learning books and send over your incredible introductions. 

Maths Challenge: 

Two times table today. Watch the video to find out more. 

Two Times Table worksheet

Afternoon Challenge: 

Hi everyone we are really active and in Year 2 we love playing loads of games and sports. Did you know that being active is really good for your heart? Your heart is a giant muscle that needs to be worked like you arms and legs. The more active you are the harder your heart has to work. Watch this video to find out more about keeping active: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxvkd2p  

Today we want to explore how active you all are! 

Exercise Investigation

Fill in this chart to show how active you all are! Let's see who can do the most star jumps, sprints, sit ups and skips. I wonder whether you could challenge yourself further by adding in your own exercises? 

30 Days Wild

random act

Story Time

We're getting close to the end. Sit back and enjoy another chapter of James and the Giant Peach. 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good morning wonderful children, we hope you are well and enjoying the home learning so far. Please remember to send us pictures of your work. Did anyone create an animal mash up yesterday? We haven't had any pictures so far and would love to see what you have done. Right, let's get started. 

Morning Starter

Here's another short burst reading comprehension for you to enjoy. Don't forget to answer the quick questions and use the text to help you retrieve the answers. 

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Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready! Today we are going to spell words containing the sound 'ure'. 

English

This week we are going to be looking at a story called 'How to Hide your Lion in School'. It is an excellently funny story about a pet lion who is brought into school. Begin by sitting back, getting comfy and listening to this brilliant text. 

Your challenge today is to talk about where you would hide a lion in our school? Could you draw a picture and write some sentences to show this image? You could take it one step further and decide whether you think it is a good idea or a bad idea to have a pet lion! 

Maths

Arrays today, watch the video and then complete the activity attached.

Arrays worksheet

Afternoon Challenge

We want you to get creative this afternoon. Today we are going to learn about the artist Guiseppe Archimboldo. He was an Italian 16th Century artist who was known for painting portraits of people made out of fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. He would choose food that had a connection to what he was painting. So in his series of 'Seasons portraits' he chose fruit and vegetables that could be found in those seasons. Have a look closely at some of his pictures. What vegetables can you spot? 

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Have a go at creating your own fruit and veg portrait.  You could use real fruit and vegetables or draw and then colour them. Here are some examples for you to look at. Have fun and when you have finished  don't forget to send us photos of your lovely work. 

 

arc pics

30 Days Wild

Random act 23

Story Time

 

Monday 22nd June 

Good morning everyone. We hope you've had a restful weekend and are ready for some home learning. We didn't get many photos of your back to front efforts on Friday. It's not too late to send something in and it would be lovely to share your efforts with the whole school.

Morning Starter

Every day this week we would like you to practice your reading comprehension skills. Read the short passage and then answer the questions linked to what you have just read.  

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Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ear. 

English

Today we have a whole school challenge -

 Whipton Barton Federation challenge 22.06.20 

Click above to read the follow instructions then follow this link 

https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

Maths

We are going to focus on multiplication this week. Watch the video and then complete the attached work sheet. 

Multiplication

Afternoon Challenge

This afternoon we are going to be doing some PSHE! 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at friendship. 

Today, I want you to think about what a good friend looks like. We know how much you are all missing each other so these sessions will be an excellent opportunity for us all to remind ourselves what good friends we all are. 

We would like you to draw one of your friends and around it write words to describe why they are a good friend and how they make you feel. Please take photos so that we can share them with your friends to let them know that they are thinking about you. 

30 Days Wild

Day 22 of our 30 Days Wild challenge. Don't forget to send in your photographs for the website. A bit of yoga today. 

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Story Time

Tune in for another chapter of James and the Giant Peach.

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Doog gninrom nerdlihc. Yes it is 'Back to Front Friday'. Are you wearing your clothes back to front or inside out I wonder? Please send in photos so we can share them with the whole school. We hope you enjoy today's muddled up activities. If you haven't sent in any work from this week yet please do so by the end of the day today. Many thanks. 

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Morning Challenge

A Palindrome is a word, phrase or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backwards. Examples of Palindromes are mum, dad, noon, pop and peep. Can you find the Palindromes in this quiz? 

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Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ire. There is also a Year 2 spelling test of all the words we have been learning this week. 

English

I do love a traditional tale but today they are all muddled up. Watch the video and find out how you too can make a mixed up fairy tale. 

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

 

Maths

Watch the video for some very mixed up maths challenges. 

Afternoon Challenge

As it's 'Back to Front Friday' we have a musical challenge for you. Can you identify these musical tunes? They are being played backwards so you'll have to keep a sharp ear to identify the songs. Have fun. 

 

30 Days Wild

There are three to choose from as it's the weekend. Don't forget to update your diary or calendars and send in pictures for the website. 

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Story Time

Tune in for another exciting chapter of James and the Giant Peach. 

Thursday 18th June

Good morning children, we hope you had a lovely day yesterday and enjoyed the home learning. Please send us at least one thing that you have done by the end of the week to the Year 2 email address. We've seen some wonderful work so far but it would be great to see a bit more. 

Morning Starter

Two to get you going today. Firstly, here is a nature quiz to get you thinking. Thank you so much Isabelle for creating this. Kids at home, there are lots of these that you should be able to answer. Have a go and then see if you can create your own nature quiz. 

quizsea

Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ew. 

English

Yesterday you planned your own version of the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Today we would like you to write that story in your own words. Remember all the lovely story language that you have learnt from the original version. Try to use some of that repetitive language in your story. Remember to check each sentence makes sense and most definitely remember to punctuate your sentences with full stops and capital letters. We can't wait to read your stories. 

Maths

Number bonds to 100 today. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. 

Bonds to 100

Afternoon Challenge

Geography today. We live in England which is part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is an island country which is part of the continent of Europe. Today we'd like you to find out about another island country, Japan. What do you know already about Japan? What would you like to find out about Japan? Write down what you know already and then write down five things you would like to learn about Japan. 

30 Days Wild

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Story Time

Tune in for another exhilarating chapter of James and the Giant Peach.

Wednesday 17th June

Well here we are in the middle of the week already. Thank you to those of you have been in touch with your work. If you haven't sent anything yet please do remember to send something by the end of the week to Year2@whiptonbarton.org

Morning Starter

inference

Phonics:

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends oa

English:

Today we would like you to plan your own version of The Disgusting Sandwich. Watch the video to find out how. 

Boxing Up Grid

Maths:

Today we are subtracting 2 digit numbers. Watch the video to find out how. 

Subtract 2 digit numbers

Afternoon Challenge: 

Science today. We are going to learn about healthy eating. Watch the video to find out what food we need to eat to stay healthy. Once you have watched it all the way through complete the activities. 

Blank Eatwell plate

30 Days Wild:

Random Act

Story Time:

Here's your next installment of James and the Giant Peach.

Tuesday 16th June

Good morning everyone. Hopefully you're all into the swing of home learning again this week and have done some of the activities we have been setting for you. Don't forget, we are trying to encourage as many of you as possible to take part in the 30 Days Wild activities. Did anyone have a go at trying to whistle with a blade of grass? It's really tricky but can be done if you persevere. Please send photos of yourself doing these activities and if you're keeping a diary send that to me to. Okay are you ready for today's activities? 

Morning Starter: 

Look closely at this image. How many rectangles can you see? How do you know they are rectangles? Have fun and don't forget to let me know how many you find. 

rectangles

Phonics: 

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ai. 

English:

Watch the video to hear our changed version of The Disgusting Sandwich. Once you've heard the new version  we'd like you to draw a story map to help you learn it.

Maths:

Today we are adding two 2 digit numbers. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet attached. 

Adding two 2 digit numbers

Afternoon Challenge: 

We'd like you to do today's 30 Days Wild challenge as part of your afternoon challenge. It ties in perfectly with our regular Tuesday art session and we know how creative you all are. Show us what you can do today and don't forget to send us pictures of your work. 

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Here are some ideas for inspiration

Story time:

The story is getting very exciting now - tune in to find out how James is going to save everyone in the peach from being eaten alive by sharks!

Monday 15th June

Good morning everyone. We hope you had a fantastic weekend. It was nice to see the sunshine again. We hope you are ready for another week of learning. Please do send us pictures of work your child completes. The address is Year2@whiptonbarton.org

Morning Starter

A Boggle to get you started. How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make? You'll notice there is a ? in the centre. You can replace this with a letter of your choice to make a word that you spot. Good luck. 

boggle

Phonics

Get ready for another week of spelling. Today its ow brown cow. Are your Fred Fingers ready to spell? 

English 

Watch the video below. Today we'd like you to help us create exciting sentences to use in our own version of The Disgusting Sandwich. 

Maths

Adding and Subtracting 10's today. Watch the video and complete the worksheet by either printing it out or writing the answers in your books. 

Add and Subtract 10's

Afternoon Challenge

ICT this afternoon.  Log on to Purple Mash and go to your ToDo's. Today we'd like you to create a new tune for a song you already know - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. First listen to the original version and then see if you can add different instruments and effects to make the tune even better. 

Don't forget to save your version. Have fun. 

30 Days Wild

Day 15 today - you'll need some long thick grass for this one. Don't forget to update your diary and and send us pictures of you completing the challenge. 

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Story Time

Tune in for another chapter of James and the Giant Peach. Excuse the crazy hair - I recorded this chapter on Friday. 

Friday 12th June

Well it's here - Friday is 'Crazy Hair Day'. How crazy are you prepared to go? Please send us photographs of your creations by the end of the day so they can be sent into school for sharing. Here's my effort. 

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Morning Challenge

hair pictogram

Have a look at this pictogram. It shows the hair colour of the children and teachers in a Year 2 Class. What is the most common hair colour? What is the least common hair colour? How many children in the class all together? How many teachers? How many more children have light brown hair than red hair? How many more children have blond hair than dark brown hair? Two new children join the class. One has light brown hair and one has dark brown hair - how many children in the class now? 

Can you think of other questions we could ask? 

Phonics and Spelling

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with er. There is also a spelling test covering all the Year 2 words we've worked on this week.

English

Today we are going to think about how we could change the story. We are going to think about a new setting. Take a look at the video to find out more. 

Maths

Addition and subtraction word problems today. Watch the video to find out more. 

Afternoon Challenge

Can you get creative and design a crazy haired character? Here are some ideas to get you started. 

crazy hair

Random Act of Wildness

The weather hasn't been brilliant this week but hopefully some of you have managed to have a go at the Random Act of Wildness challenges. I took my kids up to Haldon for a picnic with the wild animals in the forest only to be rained on. We had to take shelter before finally making a run back to the car. Hopefully there will be some dry spells over the weekend so here are three challenges for you to attempt. 

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Story Time

Sit back and enjoy another chapter of James and the Giant Peach. 

Thursday 11th June

Good morning, we are nearly at the end of another week. Thank you to those of you have sent in your work. I have absolutely loved seeing some of the amazing work you've been doing. Here is an example of some of the wonderful work we've received so far. If you haven't sent in any yet please do by the end of the week. 

pics

 

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We've also had some wonderful art work this week. 

art

Morning Challenge

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Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ur. 

English

Today we are going to focus on past tense verbs. Watch the video to find out more.

Maths

Today we are going to work on adding and subtracting ones. After you've watched the video you can download the worksheet at the bottom.

Add and Subtract Ones

Afternoon Challenge

In Geography today we would like you to recap your knowledge of the continents and oceans of the world. Here are two presentations for you to look at to remind you.

Continents

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTIb4SRK1EkMFVyYFyf7aObYXto5kloQ1gYk6iYaz1L3zxCOD6hAIVkbSDxmDhaLHCrbug06OkhIiy1/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Oceans of the world

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQQFgLudT56g4eq4TOplPyGEAls0OKNeuzGv6oqex9YLnVSlh4TP7suox1M8kAGgx2W6d5i2BqpphGJ/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

 

Once you have looked at both presentations, your challenge is to create a continents fact file. Use the template attached. Continents

As an extra challenge and if you're feeling creative - can you copy this map of the world - you could add facts about the different continents to it or use it to help you remember the continents. 

mapcontinents facts

 

30 Days Wild

It was a bit wet yesterday so well done if you managed to get outside and read a wild story. Today's challenge might also require a bit of dry weather. Let's keep our fingers crossed.  Please do send in pictures of your wild challenges. 

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Story Time

Are you ready for the next installment of James and the Giant Peach? 

Wednesday 10th June

Here we are in the middle of the week already. We hope you have been enjoying the challenges set for you so far this week. You're doing a brilliant job and we're proud of you. Okay let's get started. 

Morning Challenge

apostrophe

Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends are. 

English

Today we are going to be exploring how we can use interesting adjectives to make our writing more interesting. Watch the video to find out more. 

Maths

Click and watch the video below for today's lesson on related addition and subtraction facts. 

Related Number Facts Questions

Afternoon Challenge

Science today. We are learning about our amazing bodies and today we are going to focus on our five senses.  Click on the powerpoint below for today's lesson. There are three different activities to be carried out - follow the instructions in the power point. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQSftoEg1czMgAXhqr-_Dirx9oGxoSQaOiJ7JOJCk53HiNXdVQhHrTgjNaRQco9K-_dbu3MI75Yz7bB/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Click here for the YouTube clip to accompany the sense of hearing challenge. ,

Click on this link for a really informative website with lots of interesting facts and experiments about the senses.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/our-senses

 

 

30 Days Wild

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Story Time

Hold tight the peach is ready to roll. Tune in for two more chapters of James and the Giant Peach. 

Tuesday 9th June

I hope you had a good day yesterday. Are you ready for today? Off we go then...

Morning Challenge

inference

Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends aw.

English

Watch the video below. Today we are focusing on the wonderful language in the story. 

Maths

Watch the video - today we are comparing number sentences. If you have a printer then you can print out the questions at the end but if not then please do just copy them into your book. 

Compare Number sentences worksheet

Afternoon Challenge

Tuesday is art day. This ties in nicely with today's Random Act of Wildness. We are going to focus on the artist Georgia O'Keefe. She was an American artist who was inspired by flowers.  These are two of her most famous flower paintings; Golden Hibiscus and Red Poppy.

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Here is a quote from her. 

 

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Here are some photos of flowers that you could use to inspire you. I have also added a powerpoint slide show about the artist if you are interested in a bit more information about her life. It also has some of her work included in the slides. Please do send us photographs of your lovely flowers that you draw. Don't forget to make your flower big. It's all about the detail. 

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Here are some that other children have created. 

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Here is some really interesting information about Georgia O Keefe including some of her work. 

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Random Act of Wildness

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Story time

If you've been following the story of James and the Giant Peach then tune in for another two chapters. 

Monday 8th June

Good morning children, welcome back for another week of learning. We hope you had a lovely weekend and are now ready to focus on your school work. I'm afraid I need to begin with a little grumble. We only had six pieces of work in on Friday across the whole of year 2. That's not very much and I'm pretty sure that there are lots more of you who are doing your work. Here is a reminder of the instructions for sending us your work. 

Information about emailing

Please don't forget to use the new email address year2@whiptonbarton.org when sending your work. It's best to send your work each day so that we can look at it and give feedback. If we receive the work at the end of the week/weekend in one bulk email, it's much harder to be able to give you any feedback, especially if you have struggled with a task.

 

Morning Challenge

A maths boggle to get you started this morning. Using the four operations, add, subtract, multiply and divide, how many different number sentences can you create? 

boggle

Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with chatty friends u-e.

English

Today we are going to retell the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Watch the video for more information. You can click on the attachment below to print out the caption template.

The Disgusting Sandwich pictures for retelling story

Maths

Today we are going to focus on our number fact knowledge. Fact Families today - watch the video and follow the instructions. Click on the attachment to access the independent challenge. 

Fact Family challenge

Afternoon Challenge

Today we'd like you to think about what makes us the same and what makes us different. Let's begin by looking closely at this picture. 

Red Hat

Where do you think this is?  Where is the light coming from? Who are all the people? Why is the man in the red hat dressed differently to everyone else? Do you think he feels proud to be different? How do you think the other people feel towards him? Do you think he is proud to be different?

Now take a look at the presentation attached. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vS3vjT8ErSscEEMhPBK23p-WbR1qdhbITtoBcGvWjGR_nI6LXAYIV1sXRzwVh70KZAPpiEwwtUws3AV/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Your independent challenge is to research a historical figure who is known for being different or for standing up for change. You could research Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King or Malala Youzafzai. Once you have found out a little bit about that person write down your thoughts about what they did.

Here are some fact sheets about those people. 

Malala Fact File

Martin Luther King Fact File

Rosa Parks Fact File

Random Act of Wildness

We are on day 8 of Random Acts of Wildness. For those of you who are keeping a diary did you do anything outside? 

Random Act

Story Time

I really hope you're enjoying the story James and the Giant Peach. Watch the video for another two chapters. If you missed Friday's installment you can always scroll back through last week to catch up. 

Friday 5th June

Wow - we've raced through this week and here we are already on Friday. Don't forget that today is the first of our Theme Days across the federation. The theme this Friday is 'Get Creative.' We are encouraging children at home and at school on Friday to do an activity based around art, drama or music and then to send a photo to their teacher. The photos will then be shared across year groups so that children can see what their friends have been up to. 

Lots of our challenges today are creative in one way or another so you should definitely have something to send in by the end of the day.

NSPCC Assembly:

The NSPCC usually come to our school at this time of year. Follow the instructions below to watch a really eye opening and informative assembly. 

NSPCC

Morning Challenge:

draw

Phonics:

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with chatty friends o-e.

English:

Yesterday you all created your own story map for the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Today we'd like you to get creative and make some puppets. Once you have made the puppets  use them to help you act out the story. Don't forget to send pictures of your puppets and if you do film yourself you can upload a video using We Transfer. We can't wait to see your efforts. 

Here are some puppet making techniques to give you some ideas. 

puppets

Maths:

Watch the video to for our final session on volume and capacity. 

Afternoon Challenge:

This afternoon is all about being creative. Feel free to come up with your own ideas but here are some suggestions. 

Would you like to make some music? Watch the video - it shows you how with a few jars or glasses and some water you can come up with your own tune. 

If you enjoyed making music and would like to experiment by making some more top tunes then check out this fantastic website - it's really user friendly with some great tools for creating tunes. 

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

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If music isn't your thing then how about some art. Can you paint a picture that serves as a memory of these strange times. Here is mine. I used an old cereal box and turned it inside out. I chose to paint my garden with a blackbird centre stage because throughout 'lockdown' my garden has been my sanctuary of calm. Every day a black bird visits and sings a beautiful tune. He always brings a smile to my face even though he does peck at my strawberry patch. 

blackbird

30 Days Wild

Today's Random Act coincides nicely with our creative themed Friday. Feel free to present your wild treasures in a creative way. Don't forget to send in your photographs of your nature showcase. 

Random Act

Story Time:

Here are two more chapters from James and the Giant Peach to keep you going until Monday.  I really hope you're enjoying the story. 

Thursday 4th June

Good morning everyone. Well the weather yesterday was certainly different to the sunny weather we've had over the last few weeks. I hope you still managed to get outside for some fresh air and to take part in the 30 Days Wild Challenge. Did you find a creepy crawly in the garden and observe the way it moves? I saw lots of slugs and snails slithering over my plants!  It's been lovely to see your diary entries and pictures of what you've been up to so far. Please do keep sending in your wonderful work. Okay - ready for today's challenges? Off we go....

Morning Challenge

morning challenge

Phonics:

Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with chatty friends i-e.

 

English: 

Today we are going to learn the story The Disgusting Sandwich. 

 

Here is a copy of the story map.

story map

Draw your own story map to help you learn the story. 

You can also click on the link for a copy of the story to help you learn it.

 The Disgusting Sandwich

 

Maths:

Today we are problem solving with millilitres. 

 

Afternoon Challenge:

Today we are going to do some Geography. We are going to look at the United Kingdom today. Click on the link and follow the slides. Your challenge is outlined at the end of the power point presentation. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSC_QWBSPbhTjGptGatRiEAoThCY2aw-XD8QUtNRxh1_YP7Np6jh5c-1T5qOtu-kUJeNcmFirpf4ltu/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

30 Days Wild:

This one speaks for itself. Hopefully it won't be too damp for you to get out and achieve this. Don't forget to send photos to me of your Random Acts of Wildness. 

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Story Time:

Tune in for another chapter of James and the Giant Peach. 

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning everyone, we had another glorious day of weather yesterday - absolutely perfect for being outside and at one with nature. I wonder what today's weather will hold for us? We could definitely do with some rain. Thank you to those parents from both classes who have emailed work over to me and Miss Guppy. If you haven't done so yet please send something today. 

Morning Challenge

This is a fun challenge - I found the best way to do it was to draw the biscuits to help me. See if you can work this one out. 

Decorating Biscuits

Phonics

Get your Fred Fingers ready for another spelling session - this time it's those chatty friends a-e.

English Challenge

Today I'm going to read the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Sit back and enjoy and then afterwards we would like you to write a book review. The template for your book review can be printed out or just copied into your book. I hope you enjoy the story as much as we do.

book review

Book Review

Maths Challenge

Today we are going to be looking at measuring capacity and volume using millilitres. There's a 5 minute clip of me modelling a practical investigation - the picture quality isn't brilliant but you'll get the idea. Keep watching after it though as there's more.

measuring in millilitres

Afternoon Challenge:

We are going to be starting a new science topic this half term and the theme is Super Humans. Today we are going to focus on the human body. Click on the link and read through the powerpoint. There are two activities to complete at the end. The second activity is attached but if you don't have a printer you can just have a go at copying it into your book. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQ_NV61vm80c6g0E14shT0YJ2LLP4unpq3Ue_ONCaZ90a28n3fvHsNKXheaF5GzZxnGhAG8H6wI0cIA/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Internal Organs

30 Days Wild: 

Random Act 3

Story Time: 

Sit back and enjoy chapters three and four of James and the Giant Peach. 

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning, I hope you had a good day yesterday and enjoyed the glorious weather. Did you run around barefoot in the grass? Don't forget to send us photographs of your work. The email address for both classes to send their work to is: year2teachers@whiptonbarton.org

Morning Challenge:

how any words

Phonics:

Get your Fred fingers ready for today's spelling session. Today we will spell words with the oi sound. 

English:

We are going to be focusing on a story this week called The Disgusting Sandwich. Watch this video to find out more. 

Maths:

Today we are learning about volume. Watch the video to find out more. 

Click on the link for the Nrich thirsty challenge.      -

Clue cards

Afternoon Challenge:

Today we would like you to get arty in the outdoors. Last term we looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Can you have a go at building on this and creating a picture incorporating nature and drawing. Have a look at the examples below for some ideas.

nature pictures

30 Day's Wild

Today's Random Act of Wildness might be a bit tricky if we have clear blue skies again. If that is the case we'll save that one for a cloudy day. What might be really nice if it is a clear blue sky is to create a natural sound map instead. 

Sit down outside with a piece of paper and a pencil. Close your eyes and listen to the natural sounds around you. Every time you hear a sound open your eyes and mark it on a piece of paper with a symbol to represent that sound. I hope you find this activity as relaxing and meditative as I did when I tried it out today. 

random act

Story Time:

Tune in for Chapter 2 of James and the Giant Peach. 

Monday 1st June 

Welcome back children, here we are in the second half of the Summer Term. We hope you have had a lovely break and enjoyed the amazing weather. Now that you are feeling fully refreshed are you ready to challenge yourself with your home learning? Fantastic - let's get started. 

Before we do though please note this important message: 

We have changed the contact arrangements this half term. Home learning will be set as usual but as Miss Guppy is now working in school with key worker children, I will be responding to all your work and answering any questions you may have. The email address to send your work to now is year2teachers@whiptonbarton.org I will pick up all your work and respond to all children in the same way as before. Please do try and remember to send in your work each day so I can respond, help and answer any questions you may have. 

Morning Challenge

Let's get started with a Maths challenge What strategies will you use to help you? 

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Phonics

We are going to focus on spelling this half term. Get your Fred Fingers ready for today's session. 

English

We are going to be story tellers this week.  As a starting point, today we'd like you to look closely at this picture. Where is the story set? Who can you see in the picture? What might happen in the story? Is the character looking for something or someone? Lots of questions I know but today we would like you to write a story based on this picture. There's no right or wrong way, we just want to see what you come up with. Have fun and please do send us your stories by email. 

Disgusting Sandwich

Maths

We are going to focus on volume this week. Please click on the link below to find out more. 

Afternoon Challenge

The beginning of June always marks a time of year when being outside brings the most joy. Each year we team up with Devon Wildlife Trust and take part in their 30 Days Wild challenge. Every day I will present you with a ‘Random Act of Wildness’ challenge. Today we would like you to create a calendar for the month of June. Use the picture below to help you. Make your calendar large enough to pin up on your fridge or wall so that every day you complete a challenge you can add a picture or comment. You could also start a 30 Days Wild diary in the back of your book and update it every day with a picture or short sentence about what you did. Today's challenge is: 

random act

Here's the calendar for you to recreate. 

calendar

Story Time

The beginning of a new half term marks the beginning of a new story. We are going to read the wonderful James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl for you. Today we start with Chapter One. 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd May

Hello children - hooray for Friday! Not only is it Friday but it's the end of the first half of the summer term. You have all been amazing under these very unusual circumstances and been working so hard. You'll be pleased to know that you can now have a whole week off. We'll be back for the second half of the summer term on 1st June.

Morning Challenge: 

nouns

When you have made a list of other nouns we would like you to write some interesting sentences using those nouns. Can you write an expanded noun phrase? For example the friendly dog barked and wagged his fluffy tail on the way to the park. 

Phonics Challenge: 

Watch and learn with Miss Guppy as she teaches special friends tion. 

English Challenge:

Hopefully you will have all created  a board game and written some instructions. Today we would like you to create an advert for your board game persuading someone to buy it. 

 

Maths Challenge:

Today we are going to solve some problems involving measuring mass. 

 

Afternoon Challenge:

We'd like you to think about countries around the world today. Can you choose a country and use the internet to do some research about that country. On which continent would you find that country, what is its national flag, climate, language spoken? Are there any other interesting facts about this country such as its cuisine or traditions? Think about your presentation - add pictures and flags to brighten your fact file up and organise your information into sections. Have fun and please do remember to send us your work. 

fact

Story time: 

Sit back and listen to the final chapter of Flat Stanley. We really hope you have enjoyed this story.

Thursday 21st May

Good morning children. We hope you had a good day yesterday. Thank you for sending in photos of your wonderful work. We hope you are enjoying the challenges this week. We are nearing the end of the first half of the summer term.  You have all been working so hard and want to say a big thank you to children and parents.

Morning Challenge:

This man is a very famous explorer. He is still alive today and his name is Sir Ranulph Fiennes. If he came to our school to give a talk what questions would you ask him? Look carefully at what he is wearing and where the photograph has been taken to give you some clues about what your questions might be. Write your questions down on a piece of paper. 

explorer

 

Phonics Challenge:

Today we are going to learn to read the sound tion with Miss Guppy. 

 

English Challenge:

We really hope you enjoyed making your board games yesterday. Today we would like you to write a set of instructions on how to play that game. Watch the video to find out more. 

Maths Challenge:

Today we will continue to look at measuring mass. Watch the video to find out more. 

Afternoon Challenge:

Today we would like you to create some art work depicting The Great Fire of London. Last week we explored what Samuel Pepys would have seen outside of his window and the raging fire spread across the city of London. We want you to imagine, just like Samuel Pepys, you are watching this devastating event! By using any resources you have at home (paints, crayons, colouring pencils, paper, collage) create your very own great fire of London picture! As always, we want to see how creative you can be in showing your learning but just to give you some inspiration look at the examples below - In a Blue Peter here is one I made earlier style... 

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gfl 2

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Story time: 

Sit back and enjoy Chapter 4 of Flat Stanley.

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning children, how did we get to Wednesday so quickly? We hope you are enjoying the lovely weather and taking time to have a walk in the park or play in your gardens. We have some exciting challenges for you today. We hope you enjoy them. Don't forget to send some pictures of your efforts, we really love seeing the work you do and we need to choose someone for our Celebration newsletter this week. 

Morning Challenge:

codes

Two emojis make a two digit number, the example given above shows 24 + 73 = 97 

Can you use the emoji's to solve these addition and subtraction questions? 

emoji

Phonics Challenge:

Today we are going to practice tious again with Miss Guppy. 

 

 

English Challenge:

Today we would like you to design your very own board game. Watch the video for further instructions. 

Here are some blank board game templates for you to download and copy or print out.

Blank board game templates


Maths Challenge:

 

Afternoon Challenge:

Today we would like you to learn about plants that we eat.  Click on the link and it will take you to a presentation. Once you have read the presentation complete the activity below.  Have fun.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQsmDlLyE44hsPULD6xSknerDPdc9IW-fswWadE-CiaHbY9VUbU6mVTv0hGvb17jFSWPULCHM2S27GL/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.g86f18df34d_2_15

Look at the pictures - can you create a table in your books and sort the food that comes from the different parts of a plant. If you can think of any other fruit or vegetables please do add them into the correct box. 

plants

 

veg

 

Story Time: 

Sit back, relax and listen to Chapter 3 of Flat Stanley

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning children, we hope you had a good day yesterday. We didn't hear back from many children so if you haven't done so please do email over your work. Doing this on a regular basis means we can respond and provide you with feedback on the work you do. 

Morning Challenge:

alphabet challenge

Phonics Challenge:

For the next two days we are going to practice tious with Miss Guppy.

English Challenge:

Today we are going to be adding conjunctions to our instructions. Watch the video to find out more. 

Maths Challenge:

In Maths today we will be learning about how to measure mass using standard units of measure. 

Afternoon Challenge:

This afternoon we would like you to get creative. We have been spending so much time with our families during these unusual times. I'm sure that for you, like many there have been high points and low points. Artists throughout time have captured family life on canvas using different styles and techniques. Have a look at these amazing family portraits. Can you paint or draw your family? You can use pens, crayons, paints or even a collage of family photographs but try and capture the essence of your family. What makes your family special? We can't wait to see your efforts.

Botterodeganormpic


Story Time: 

Sit back and enjoy Chapter 2 of Flat Stanley/

Monday 18th May

Good morning everybody and welcome back to another week of home learning. We hope you enjoy this weeks challenges. Please do try and send us your work as you complete it. It really does make our day. Okay - are you ready? 

Morning Challenge:

One face, so many different emotions. An emotion is how you feel. How many different emotions can you think of? Look at the man's expressions for clues. How are you feeling this morning? Can you draw a picture of your face and the emotion you are feeling? 

emotions

Phonics Challenge: 

You have been working so hard on your phonics with Miss Guppy. Today can you read these nonsense words. Remember to say the special friend you see first then Fred talk or Fred in your head and read the word. "What a load of nonsense!"

nonsense words

English Challenge:

Today we are going to be learning about Imperative verbs. Watch the video for more information. 

Maths Challenge:

This week in Maths we are going to be learning about how to measure mass. Watch today's video to find out more. 

Afternoon Challenge:

Purple Mash login's at the ready, today we are going to learn how to make some music.  Watch the video to find out more 

Story time: 

Sit back and enjoy Chapter One of a new story for the week, Flat Stanley. 

Friday 15th May 

Good morning - you've made it to the end of the week. Can we just say how proud we are of all of you. You have been producing some wonderful work and we have loved seeing everything you've done. Thank you so much for sending in photos of your achievements. Don't forget to send us something today if you haven't done so yet. 

Morning Challenge:

tom

Phonics Challenge: 

Remember children, you watched Miss Guppy teach ure yesterday but we'd like you to watch it again today because it's a really tricky sound. 

English Challenge:

In English today we are going to look at descriptions of different board games. Watch the video to find out more. 

Maths Challenge:

This will be your last lesson on time children. If you need a bit more practice please look back at videos from the week and remember to keep looking at the clocks you have around the house and practice telling the time. 

Afternoon Challenge: 

This afternoon we are going to review our learning on our favourite explorer, Charles Darwin.

Review our key facts below and have a think about what makes an amazing explorer!  

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cd1

cd2

cd3

cd4

Can you now put these events into a timeline - this can have facts, information, images, drawings or photos. Remember to take your photos. 

Story time: 

Sit back and enjoy this wonderful story after all your hard work. 

 

Thursday 14th May

Good morning everyone. You have all been working so hard this week and we have really enjoyed seeing your wonderful work. If you haven't sent us anything yet then please do try and get something over to us by the end of the week. 

 

Morning Challenge:

How many different number sentences can you make? 

subtractions

Phonics:

Join Miss Guppy this morning with special friends ure.

English:

We have a new board game for you to play today. Watch today's video for further instructions. 

If you have a printer download these documents to play the game. If you don't have a printer have a go at copying the game on some paper. 

Planet SOS Board Game

Planet SOS Eco cards

Planet Earth SOS Instructions

Maths:

Afternoon Challenge:

This afternoon we will continue with our work on The Great Fire of London. We will be answering the question - 'Who was Samuel Pepys?' Have a look at the information below and see what you can find out about this man. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7d7gwx/articles/zhgxcqt

 

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www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/ 

Your challenges today are to either:

Create a piece of speech - pretending to be Samuel Pepys advising the King on what to do about the fire. 

or 

On Purple Mash you have been set two challenges: 

1.) Write a diary as Samuel Pepys - what can you see? What id happening? How did this all happen? What are you going to do? 

diary

2.) Using the art software, create an image of what Samuel Pepys would have seen out of his window. 

art work
Storytime: 

Wednesday 13th May

Happy Wednesday everyone! We hope that you are all keeping safe. Remember to keep checking the facebook page for regular updates! Let's get started with today's home learning. 

Morning Challenge: 

Here's another Maths challenge to warm your brains up. You'll need some pen and paper to record your findings.

Noah

Phonics Challenge: 

Let's practise the sound ear

 

 

English Challenge: 

We are going to look at some instructions on how to play board games today. Watch the video to find out more. 

 

Maths Challenge: 

Let's carry on looking at time. You will need to use the knowledge that you have gained so far. 

Afternoon Challenge:

We have an ICT challenge for you this afternoon so Purple Mash logins at the ready but watch this video first. 

Storytime

Let's finish the day with one of Miss Guppy's favourite stories written by the wonderful Julia Donaldson. 

Tuesday 12th May 

Good Morning everyone! Happy Tuesday and we hope you enjoy a busy day of home learning. 

Morning Challenge: 

Another Maths challenge for you today children. 

Roll the dice

Can you record all the possibilities. Some questions you could answer once you have found all the ways are

'What is the highest total that can be made?'

'What is the lowest total that can be made?'

'How many totals are odd numbers?'

How any totals are even numbers?'

Have fun investigating. We look forward to seeing what you come up with. 

Phonics Challenge: 

Let's practise the sound ear

 

English Challenge:  

Thank you all for working so hard on your retelling of The Great Fire of London. We are going to start a new unit of work this week - instructions - are you ready? Watch the teaching video to find out more. 

Snakes and Ladders

Three Little Pigs game

Maths Challenge:

Today we are going to explore quarter to and quarter past. Don't be confused the date says Monday. 

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

Art

Andy Goldsworthy is a man who creates art from nature. We would like you to create your own nature inspired art. Look at the photos of some of his work for inspiration. It doesn't matter what you use so long as the materials are natural. You can use feathers, stones, leaves, daisies or even shells. Take a photograph of your art and don't forget to send it to us. Have fun. 

Outside art

PE

Watch this learning video for today's PE. 

Story Time:

To end your day of learning sit back and enjoy this lovely story called Memory Bottles. 

We hope you've had a lovely day of learning. Please don't forget to send us your work by email. Many thanks

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Monday 11th May 

Welcome back everyone! Let's get started with another busy week of home learning. 

Morning Challenge: 

Look carefully at the coins and work out how much money there is. Once you have done this can you find three other ways of making the same amount using different coins? 

Money

Phonics Challenge: 

Let's practise and learn the sound ire from last week

https://youtu.be/3fEjmUkc6sQ 

English Challenge:

Today is our last day working on the Great Fire of London. Today, we would like you to rewrite our story but make it even better. What words could you add to improve it? Is there anything we have missed that you could include, think back to your topic sessions. Remember, we do not want you to copy the original text, we want you to write it in your own words. We cannot wait to see what you produce. 

Maths Challenge: 

Can you review Thursday's session on minutes to: 

https://youtu.be/7SyVBAJ7pHw

Afternoon Challenge: 

We'd like you to do some science this afternoon. Watch the video below. It's all about the parts of a plant. Once you have watched the video we would like you to draw a diagram of a plant and label the different parts of a plant. As an extra challenge you could write down some facts about each of those parts. 

 

 

Thursday 7th May 

Good morning everyone! I know that we have said this every single day this week but we cannot stress enough how much, as a staff, we truly appreciate the hard work you are your spectacular children are putting into the learning. So an enormous thank you from all of us in the year 2 team. Just a reminder that tomorrow it is the Bank Holiday Weekend so there will be no home learning. Have a great day and a relaxing weekend. 

Morning challenge: 

Our last set of spellings for the week, some of our favourites today! How are you going to represent them today? 

- who 

-clothes 

-busy 

-Christmas 

-beautiful 

 

Phonics Challenge: 

Let's carry on practising ire 

https://youtu.be/3fEjmUkc6sQ 

 

English Challenge:

To start with today, can you keep practising our story this will help you with today's task. 

Today, I have scrambled up the events from our story. Can you put them back into the correct order - to challenge yourself further could you write a create sentence about each part? You can use the images I have used or you could use this as inspiration to create your own!

Order the events of 'The Great Fire of London'

Take your photos of you with your work. 

 

Maths Challenge: 

Let's carry on with time! Remember, if you need to, go back over previous sessions to keep practising your skills. 

https://youtu.be/7SyVBAJ7pHw

 

Afternoon challenge:

To celebrate out bank holidays weekend and 'Victory in Europe' VE day we are going to create our own flags, banners and decorations to celebrate! Have a look at the information below to help you learn why we celebrate this day.

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Story time

To finish here is one more extract from Roald Dahl's treasury. 

Wednesday 6th May 

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Today we have plenty of things to keep you busy and we are also going to ask you to think about our school cookbook too! 

Morning Challenge: 

Let's carry on with our spelling challenges, you can write them 3 times or use our rainbow letters like yesterday:

- over

-gold 

-told

-both

-most 

 

Phonics Challenge: 

https://youtu.be/3fEjmUkc6sQ 

 

English Challenge:

Today we are going to be historians and ask and answer questions!

https://youtu.be/TlEsgPYTTs8 

The Picture - Who is this person?

I can write some sentences about this key person from 1666

 

Maths Challenge:

Let's carry on with our maths learning on time. Today we are going to look at quarter past.

https://youtu.be/4Q4JUUt6N3g 

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

We are starting to create our own school recipe book. This afternoon your challenge is to write a recipe for your favourite thing to make as a family! It could be: 

- A cake

- biscuits 

- your favourite family dinner 

-tray bake 

- Or maybe a secret family recipe you are willing to share.

We understand that you may not be able to create this at home but photos of this would be brilliant. 

Storytime

Sit back and enjoy one of Roald Dahl's classic stories The Enormous Crocodile. 

 

 

Tuesday 5th May 

Good morning everyone! Thank you so much for sending your brilliant home learning examples yesterday. We are getting a real range from maths and English to videos of you reading and baking. They are really making our day! Now Let's get started with today. 

Morning Challenge: 

Let's complete the next group of words from our spelling list: 

-path

-bath

-because 

- every

-everyone 

Today, we want you to create a rainbow out of your words! We want you to write each letter of the word in a different colour to help you remember those letter names. 


Phonics Challenge: 

https://youtu.be/YLbLSkUO1Qg 

 

English Challenge: 

Today we are going to become storytellers! I have rewritten a short story of the key events that happened throughout 'The Great Fire of London.' Using this, we want you to start learning this! You can retell it like I have done in the video below, or even create a story map! We want to see how creative you can be with learning this story. 

The Great Fire of London Story

https://youtu.be/6gHaxlNjoM4 

 

Maths Challenge: 

Let's continue our work on time! Today we are going to explore half past.

https://youtu.be/bj0guKK0MkY 

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

Art challenge: 

We have been recently looking at working on skills and our use of colour. Today we are going to be looking at the work of an artist called Kandinsky who loved to use bold colours to create abstract pieces as seen below. 

Kandinsky - Circles

You can use a choice of media that you have at home - colouring pencils, felt tips, crayons or paints. Remember to take your photos of you holding your work to finish :) 

PE challenge:

Today we are going to continue with our work on movements. We want you to come up with a create sequence of five movements - think about how you could: travel, balance, move, turn or roll. Remember to challenge yourself and think of different ways you could do this! Be brave and try something new. Which one is your favourite and why? Can you teach this to someone in your family? 

 

Story time

Sit back and enjoy another extract from the wonderful James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

Monday 4th May 2020 

Good morning everyone and happy Monday. This week we are going to be historians, explorers, storytellers and scientists. We cannot wait to see what you all get up to! 

Morning Challenge:

This week we are going to be doing spellings. On Friday we will show what we know and celebrate your fantastic spelling!

Today can you practise:

-walk 

-talk 

-floor

-door

-poor

Phonics challenge: 

Let's learn another sound...

https://youtu.be/MQ36Wh88Yec 

 

English Challenge: 

This week we are going to become historians! We know historians relive and retell events from the past and in our topic learning we have been exploring a major event from the past...THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON! From our learning last week we now know a bit more detail around how the fire had started and what the people did to try and help it from spreading. Today, we have completed an activity mat for you to explore. You can use ours or copy it down to create your own. Please take a picture of you holding it once it is complete. Good luck historians!

Great Fire of London - Activity Mat

 

Maths Challenge: 

This week we are going to take a look at time. Listen to the video carefully for helpful hints and tips from Miss Guppy:

https://youtu.be/FF2u4Gqq6wI 

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

Let's carry on with our computing learning!

https://youtu.be/CgHYwm-Q9Co 

Storytime

Let's finish the day with a story from Mrs Grogan. 

 

Friday 1st May 

Happy Friday boys and girls (and amazing parents). We hope you have a brilliant day and enjoy your last lot of challenges for the week. 

Morning Challenge: 

It's time to work on that amazing handwriting of yours, can you write these words 4 times in your BEST handwriting. 

would 

should 

could 

sugar

sure

 

Phonics Challenge: 

 

 

English Challenge: 

This is the last of our English lessons focusing on The Magic Box. Watch the video before having a go at writing your own poem. We can't wait to read them.

 

 

Maths Challenge: 

It's our last session of position and direction. Today we are going to be looking at changing patterns. Remember all of the language we have been using this week.

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

This afternoon we would really like you to explore your homes. Can you create a map? Where is everything located in your home? Where is each room? Do you have stairs? Where are the doors? Remember, when we create a map we use a key and symbols to show where things are, this is not a sketch. 

Colour them in and see if people at home can follow your maps. 

Story Time: 

We hope you've enjoyed your week of home learning. Thank you so much for your efforts and perseverance. Have a lovely weekend and we'll see you back on line on Monday.

Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan

Thursday 30th April

Good morning everyone! Let's get started shall we :D

Morning Challenge:

I'm thinking of a number! Here are the clues - What could it be? There IS more than one answer! 

I'm larger than 15

I'm less than 76 

I'm a multiple of 2 

I'm an even number 

Both of my digits are less than 5. 

 

What could I be? Good luck! 

 

Phonics Challenge: 

English Challenge: 

Maths Challenge:

Thank you all for sending in your incredible videos and photos. Some of you have been really creative with your models, even making your own Terrance the Turtle! We have another very active session today. 

Afternoon Challenge:

We would like you to read this e book about seeds today - click on this link Seeds Once you have read the book can you go on a seed hunt around your house. What can you find that started life as a seed? You'll be surprised at how much of what we eat does come from plants. 

As an extra challenge can you create a seeds fact sheet? You could draw some different seeds and write down some interesting facts that you now know about seeds. 

Storytime

Wednesday 29th April 

Happy Wednesday everyone! Here are today's challenges. We are keeping an eye out for our star home learner this week. Good luck and we hope you have a great day! 

Morning Challenge:

odd one out

Have a look at these shoes. What is the same? What is different? Which one is the odd one out and why? 

Phonics Challenge:

Let's move on to our next sound!

 

English Challenge: 

We are going to explore some wonderful poetry children. Watch this video to find out more. 

Maths Challenge: 

Let's carry on exploring position and direction

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

Topic day - Today we are going to continue exploring London in the past - focusing on 1666 when that disaster happened! Last week we discovered that London was covered in flames. Today we are going to explore what truly happened in this devastating event. Let's get going. Can you load this storytelling game and play through the events as if you were there!

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/   

Have fun! 

 

Story Time: 

We hope you've enjoyed your learning today. Don't forget to send us your work.

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning you superstars! It is so lovely to be hearing about the incredible things you have been up to at home and in your learning. So many wonderful photos of walks, cooking, constructing and art work. You really are such a creative bunch. Today's challenges involve being very hands on so I hope you are up to the task. Remember to get in touch with your teachers and let them know how you are getting on!

Morning Challenge: 

Look at this word. How many new words can you create using the letters from...

                                  Pterodactyl

Good luck! We can't wait to see how many you come up with! 

 

Phonics challenge: 

Time for phonics with Miss Guppy: 

 

English Challenge:

Today we are going to look at the story Pandora's Box in a bit more depth. Watch the video for more details. 

 

Maths Challenge:

Today we are going to be describing the direction of objects. Watch and Learn with Miss Guppy.

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

This week you will see us talking about independence. What does that look like at home and in our school? It's having the confidence and resilience to try and do something on our own, this could be first time or with some help first. On the 'Useful Websites' section you will see a life skills list of things to try. Have a go and see what you can complete. 

PE challenge: 

Today we are going to practise our throwing and catching skills - grab a small ball, bean bag or teddy and practise throwing to yourself or a family member. Are you catching two handed or one handed? Can you throw and catch to the other hand? 

How successful have you been? How many times can you catch it in a row? Challenge yourself by adding a clap between you throwing and you catching. 

Then, cool your bodies down with some yoga! 

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

Story Time

We hope you've enjoyed your learning today. Don't forget to send us your work.

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning children and welcome back to another week of learning. We are so proud of your commitment to learning at home. You're all doing such an amazing job and trying your hardest in these really unusual times. Keep up your hard work and efforts and please don't forget to try and send us your work at the end of each day. It really does put a smile on our faces. 


Morning Challenge

Let's get started by being detectives. These people are not social distancing! Can you look really carefully at the picture. What do you notice? How many boats? How many umbrellas? How many animals? How many beach balls and where is Wally? What else can you see? Have fun. 

wally

Phonics

Join in with Miss Guppy's phonics session. 

English Challenge

This week we are going to be working on poetry but today we are going to take a step back in time and listen to an ancient story about a magic box. Watch the whole video and follow the instructions for what do do at the end of the video. 

Maths  Challenge

Watch the video to help you with today's problem solving lesson. 

Afternoon Challenge

We are going to learn about the artist Piet Mondrian in today's ICT lesson. We hope you enjoy creating your own inspired art - don't forget to have your Purple Mash log in at the ready. 

Storytime

To finish the day sit back and enjoy a new story read by Miss Guppy. 

We really hope you enjoyed today's learning. See you again tomorrow. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Friday 24th April 2020

Hello children and hooray for Friday. You have all been working so hard and we have really enjoyed receiving your amazing work. So here is your last day of home learning before a well earned weekend. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun continues to shine. 

Morning Challenge

Let's get started with a maths Boggle this morning. See if you can use + - and as an extra challenge x and /. 

maths

Phonics

Hello everybody, here is your Friday helping of speed sound o-e.

English Challenge

Final English lesson of the week. Please watch the video clip for instructions.

Maths Challenge

Hello children, here is the last session of Maths for the week. 

Afternoon Challenge

This afternoon we would like you to think back to our work on habitats. Watch the video for more information. 

Storytime

To finish, sit back and enjoy the wonderful Supertato. 

We hope you have a really fantastic weekend children. Keep yourselves busy and we could forward to hearing from you again next week. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello everyone and welcome back - it looks like it's going to be another sunny day today. Are you ready for another set of challenges? 

Morning Challenge

Let's get started with a Boggle Board. How many words can you come up with using the letters in the grid. 

boggle board

Phonics

Get ready for another fantastic speed sound session with Miss Guppy. 

English Challenge

Yesterday you heard the Russian folk tale Baba Yaga. Today we would like you to start by listening to the traditional story Hansel and Gretel. You might also like to listen again to Baba Yaga again because today we are going to be comparing the two stories. 

Now watch this for further instructions on your English challenge today. 

Maths Challenge

Afternoon Challenge

Last week we looked at seeds and how they are dispersed before growing. Today we are going to be thinking about how seeds germinate. Before we do, have a think about what these children are saying about how seeds grow. Do you agree? 

question

 

 

What do you think?

germ

 

Now watch this video. 

 

Can you find a two of the same seed or two parts of a vegetable and plant prepare them in two pots.  Place your two pots in two different places. One in a dark place and one in a light place. Can you make a prediction about which you think will germinate first? Take photographs and start a diary. Start by explaining what you did today with your seed (or vegetable) and what your prediction is. 

Story time 

Sit back and enjoy today's story The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson

We hope you've had a good day. We look forward to seeing your wonderful work. Take care everyone.

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning everyone are you ready for another day of learning. You're all doing an amazing job and we are really impressed with the quality of work that is coming in. If you haven't emailed us yet this week with your work then please do.

Morning Challenge

 earth day

It's Earth day today. Our planet faces many challenges - from plastic pollution, the extinction of animals and plants and climate change. Earth Day is a day where people around the world collectively think about what we can do to help change this and think more about how we can protect our planet. Can you find the Earth themed words in this word search? Maybe you could design your own Earth Day poster too. 

word search

Phonics

We hope you enjoyed Miss Guppy's speed sound yesterday. A new sound today. Remember you can log on to Oxford Owl and access lots of books which will allow you to practice your reading skills and improve your fluency. 

English Challenge

Today we'd like you to listen to the traditional Russian folk tale Baba Yaga. Follow the instructions on what to do next by clicking the link below. 

Maths Challenge

We've been really impressed we've how you've been getting on with the maths challenges each day. Do let us know if there's anything you're not sure about.  If you feel like you want to do extra maths at anytime then don't forget to log on to Mathletics. 

Afternoon Challenge

We'd like you to take a step back in time this afternoon and discover what life was like in London nearly 400 years ago. Watch the video first as that talks you through what we are learning about. Click on this link to watch the film again separately. https://vimeo.com/92272538

Storytime

Sit back and enjoy this classic from one of my favourite authors, Judith Kerr. 

We hope you have enjoyed today's home learning. We look forward to hearing from you all. Bye for now. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning children and welcome back to day two. Thank you to those of you who are regularly sending in your work, we really love seeing what you've done and being able to send you a message back to tell you how well you're doing makes our day. Right, let's get started. 

Morning Challenge

 

Seurat

If you did yesterday's afternoon challenge you'll recognise this painting by the artist George Seurat. It's called 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'.  There is so much going on in this painting, every time I look at it I notice something else. What do you notice? How many boats can you see? How many animals? How many people altogether? Talk about the painting with someone in your house and then let us know what you've spotted. 

Phonics

Let's get started with some phonics. You were all doing so well before the 'lock down' so we would like everyone to take part in a daily speed sound session with Miss Guppy. Ready.

 

English Challenge

How did you get on with your Angry Cat sentences yesterday? Today we are going to read an extract from Rat's diary. A diary is a piece of writing that tells the reader what someone has been doing. It's written in the first person and in the past tense. It's usually written in chronological order and includes lots of detail.

Let's have a look at what Rat wrote. 

Rat's diary

How many conjunctions are there in this piece of writing?

 

Now we'd like you to listen again to the Angry Cat story to remind yourself of what Cat gets up to during the day.

When you have done this we'd like you to have a go at writing Cat's diary recounting the very angry day that she has had. Have a look at Rat's diary entry to remind yourself of the sorts of sentences you could write. Can you try and use these conjunctions when you write your diary entry? We look forward to reading your diary entries. 

Maths Challenge

Afternoon Challenge

We hope you're enjoying the afternoon challenges. Today we thought you might like to do some more art followed by some PE as this is what you would normally be doing on a Tuesday afternoon. 

Art

 

PE

Time for a story

That's all for now children. We hope you've enjoyed today's learning. Please do send us examples of your work at the end of the day. That's all for now. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Monday 20th April 2020

Good morning everyone and welcome back to a new week of learning from home. Thank you so much to all of you who emailed us with your fantastic work. It has been wonderful to see how hard you have been working under such unusual circumstances. You're all stars! Lets get read for a new week of exciting activities. 

A starter to warm up your brains. Talk to someone about which of these images are showing half. Remember to think back to the work we did last week on equivalent fractions. 

fractions starter

English Challenge

This morning we'd like you to start by listening to this story before completing some sentence level work.

Did you enjoy the story? We thought it was fun. Today we are going to have a go at extending some of those very short sentences in the story. Can you remember how we extend sentences? That's right we use conjunctions. Today we are going to focus on using the conjunctions because, when and if to extend some of the sentences in this story. 

angry cat

Listen to the story again and then see if you can come up with some of your own sentences using the conjunctions. For example: -  Cat didn't like getting wet because it made her cold. 

                          Crow flapped her wings when dog barked. 

We look forward to reading your sentences. Don't forget to read them back, make sure you punctuate your sentences accurately and check they make sense.

Start with these and then create some of your own using the characters from the story. 

Cat slept inside.......

Cat got angry with rat

Frog jumped out of the pond

 

Maths Challenge

 

 

Afternoon Challenge

Today we are going to use Purple Mash to create another work of art. This time we are going to look at Pointillism, a technique of painting using dots. Follow the link for more information and instructions on what to do. 

 

Story time

We hope you've enjoyed today's learning and look forward to seeing some of your work. That's all for now. See you again tomorrow.

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

Something for the weekend...

Have you seen the virtual joke book that the staff have made for you? We hope you enjoy it :) 

Friday 17th April

Happy Friday everyone! We hope that you've had a brilliant first week back. Let's get started with today's challenges. 

Morning Task:

maths

 

English Challenge:

Today, we are going to use all of the skills we have learnt this week to create a story. This can be something that you can create with your family or on your own. Your story should start with you waking up one morning and you smell burning... you run into a room of your house (your choice) and find a dragon...

What has happened?

What does he look like?

What will you do with this dragon because you need to go to school? Does the dragon come to school with you?

What will your parents/Miss Guppy/Mrs Grogan think? 

Super challenge:

Can  you illustrate your story or EVEN BETTER record yourself telling your story? 

 

Maths Challenge:

Poem of the day:

Sit back and enjoy a range of brilliant poems! Look at how they are performing them, listen to their fluency and the expression they are using :) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAg5aoyAN4

 

Afternoon challenge:

Story time:

 

We hope you've enjoyed this weeks learning activities. Time for a break for the weekend. Rest and enjoy time with your family. Bake a cake, read a story, play some games. See you again on Monday. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

 

Thursday 16th April 2020 

Good morning all! It's our penultimate day of the week! Thank you for those of you who have sent over your incredible home learning. If you haven't yet, please do as we need to somehow decide who our star home learner is going to be this week. Have a good day! 

 

Morning Challenge:

Let's see how many words you can find in todays Boggle! 

Boggle

English Challenge:

We are going to continue our work on Dragons by looking at this poem 'The Small Dragon'. Have a look at the language used in the poem! Which words and phrases do you like the most? 

Poem

This poem contains lots of 'noun phrases'. An adjective used to describe a noun. Look at the examples below: 

Noun Phrases

Using this poem as inspiration, can you create your own noun phrases placing them into creative sentences. What words could you use to describe our dragon? How would this work in a brilliant sentence. Remember to include your capital letters, full stops and joined up handwriting! Good luck! 

 

Maths Challenge:

 

Poem of the day:

Today it is one of our personal favourites! The fantastic Michael Rosen reading chocolate cake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc 

 

Afternoon Challenge: 

This term we are going to be exploring our capital city of London! 

To start with we would like you to fill out a Know/Want/Learn grid showing us what you already know about this fantastic city. 

Know Want Learn grid

Use the rest of the time to research our Capital City: 

What important buildings and Landmarks are there? 

Which important people live in London? 

Is there a river? What is it called? 

What was London like in the past? 

 

What other interesting facts or pieces of information can you find out. You can present this information how you would like. It could be bullet points, a poster or you could make an information leaflet all about our Capital City! 

Wednesday 15th April 2020 

Hello all! On your marks, get set.... GO! 

 

Morning Challenge:

Let's wake up our brains and bodies with some yoga from Cosmic Kids 

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

 

Phonics challenge:

Hi all, there are some technical difficulties with the phonics link today. We will pop up more phonics content in the week. Thank you for letting us know :) 

 

English Challenge:

Yesterday, we started exploring the story of George and the Dragon. We hope that you all enjoyed that version of the story. Today, we have a different version. Like all good storytellers, this storyteller has changed it ever so slightly in order to make it more exciting for the listener. 

Sit back and enjoy! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgqO95n595Y&t=3s 

What do you notice? What's the same and what's different? 

Which version did you enjoy more and why? 

 

Maths Challenge: 

 

Something Special:

To give you a little break, we have something very special. We know how much you all enjoy your poetry. So here is a very exciting poem about our two favourite things - cake and dinosaurs. Sorry 2EG I did try and find a pizza dinosaur one too! Looks like it will just be a cake-o-saurus today. Maybe you could use this as inspiration to write your own? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDTblrzw-o

 

Handwriting Challenge: 

https://youtu.be/2u9m4hTCb0s

 

Science Challenge:

 

 

We hope you all have a good day and look forward to seeing all your lovely work. To finish here is another of our Favourite Five's from last term. Keep an eye out for a new selection of Favourite Five stories next week. 

 

 

Bye Bye for now. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy. 

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Well Good Morning and Welcome back Year 2 and families! We hope that you had a lovely break and are ready to head back into an exciting week of learning. The Year 2 team are really excited to see what you have been up to over Easter and are looking forward to seeing more amazing work over the weeks ahead. As always, we are here if you require any extra support or have any questions that need answering. Please let us know. 

Morning Challenge: 

Today, can you draw a picture of what you got up to over Easter?

 

Reading Challenge:

I want to draw your attention today to the amazing resource that is Oxford Owl. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home?current_page=books  

On here, you will find an incredible range of e-books for the children to get their teeth stuck into. These are mostly phonically decodable books which will match your child's reading level. If you go to the series option at the top and scroll down to the Read Write Inc option, you can select from a range of books which the children would have explored in their phonics sessions. The Read Write Inc colour bands match to the books that they bring home on a Friday. If you are unsure please let us know and we can point you in the right direction. 

Oxford Owl

We would also recommend looking at the project X books and the Alien Adventures selection. Both are very exciting and engaging books selections! Let us know how you get on. 

English Challenge: 

This week we are going to complete a Reading Project on Dragons. We have a range of stories and extracts for you to explore. Today we are going to look at the story of George and the Dragon. Before we start, let's find out more about this tale. 

Look at vocabulary. This will tell us more about our story!

Pre-Teach the Vocabulary 

 

Read this story introduction to the children to draw them into the story!

There was once a brave knight called George. He was a member of the roman army and travelled all over looking for people to help. He arrived into a town where they had an enormous terrifying problem. A dragon with poisonous breathe lived in the mountains and would not leave the people alone. How scary it was! To stop the dragon from hurting the townsfolk, they would choose a young maiden to sacrifice to the dragon. George thought this was awful and wanted to stop this at once! How do you think George will try and stop the dragon and save the maiden? 

 

Once read and discussed you can now go on to explore the story together, you can read a page each or if you would really like to challenge yourself you can read it on your own!

The Story of George and the Dragon

 

Maths Challenge

Your maths challenges this week are going to be all about fractions. We covered this at the end of the Spring term so hopefully you'll remember lots already. We need you to go to this website for today's lesson. Click on Week 2, Lesson 3, Unit Fractions. It begins with Flashback Four to get your brains warmed up and then goes through what Unit Fractions are. Can you then have a go at completing the activity linked to the lesson. If you can't print it out don't worry - just copy into your home learning books. Don't forget to email me your work if you can and ask any questions via email if you're not sure.

If it's easier you can watch this slideshow that I prepared covering the same theme - Unit Fractions. 

ICT

Today we would like you to be artists using Purple Mash on your computers. Hopefully you all have your Purple Mash log in handy. If you've lost it let me know and I'll email it over. 

Claude Monetmonet 2

These paintings are by Claude Monet. He was an impressionist artist from France. Impressionism was a style of art that started in 1860. Artists used watercolours techniques to create landscapes. They focused on the way light and colour rather than detail when painting. 

In Purple Mash under 2Paint a Picture open up the impressionism programme.

impressionism

Create your own landscape picture using the different watercolours available. You can add and reduce the amount of water and the thickness of your brush using the tools to the left. When you have experimented with the different watercolour techniques and colour tones create your own view from a window. Here's mine. 

 

my picture

Please save your picture in the folder Year 2, 2MG, Impressionist Art. We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 

PE Challenge: 

Today we have a workout that you can explore with your family! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57zMZBqIuaw

 

We hope you all have a good day and look forward to seeing all your lovely work. To finish we thought you might like to hear one of our Favourite Five stories read by Mrs Grogan.

 

See you again tomorrow. 

Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy

 

Friday 27th March 2020 

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are well and have enjoyed the week so far! We have both really enjoyed looking at all of your home learning throughout the week, please keep sending it through to us. Today is our last challenge before Easter and there will be lots of things to keep you busy. We hope you all have a lovely Easter and well deserved rest from your teaching duties this week. We appreciate that the new normal is very odd but are continued to be wowed by the work that is going on at home. 

Morning Challenge: 

explorify

Have a look at these baby animals, which one is the odd one out and why? Convince us! Remember there are no wrong answers - talk about this with your family, do you agree or disagree! 

 

English Challenge:

On Wednesday we had a go at being storytellers! Looking through your story maps and writing was a pleasure and that gave us a brilliant idea! Could you have a go at retelling these stories as story tellers performing them for your families. It does not have to be the whole story, it could be your favourite part. You could even film it and send it to us! We have also been celebrating performance based story telling and poetry in Year 3 and some of them have even ended up on the Whipton Facebook page. Let's see if we can get some Year 2 children up there wowing the Whipton Community too. 

 

Maths Challenge:

Today we would like you to go on a shape hunt around your house. What 2d and 3d shapes can you find in everyday objects? You can either take photos of these objects or draw them. I wonder if you could challenge yourself by recording it's properties:- 

2d shape - straight or curved sides and vertices (corners)

3d shape - Straight or curved edges, vertices and faces. 

We can't wait to see what you find! 

 

Phonics session: 

To support our children continue their sound development we have a phonics session for them to participate in today: 

https://youtu.be/lpKjiDacCq4

 

Afternoon Learning:

As it is our last session before Easter we thought we would explore the question...

Why do we have eggs at Easter?

Watch these lovely videos of the children explaining how they celebrate Easter. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qVW9IjhIlU 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StlJgYF-Ki8 

 

So why do we have eggs? This afternoon can you design your very own DREAM Easter egg. What does it look like? What's in it? What does it taste like? 

 

Have a brilliant Easter and speak to you all soon! 

Best Wishes, 

Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020 

Good morning all! I cannot believe it is already Thursday in our first week of home schooling. I have to say myself and all of the teachers are so proud of the work you are producing. Keep it up! 

Morning Challenge: 

This morning we would like you to practise you doubles! 

2+2 = 

3+3 = 

4+4 =

5+5 = 

6+6=

7+7=

8+8=

9+9=

10+10=

If you know all of these, what else do you know? How many other calculations can you come up with based on these doubles? 

 

English Challenge: 

Today it is all about contractions - we have been doing lots of work on this recently. 

A reminder: 

A contraction is the product of two words being shortened - it + is = it's It speeds up our reading and writing! 

Look at these examples: 

has + not = hasn't 

he + is = he's 

could +not = couldn't 

it + will = it'll 

should + not = shouldn't 

she + is = she's 

 

Can you come up with sentences which include these contractions - can you think of any contractions I have missed? 

 

Maths Challenge:

Today I have a problem for you to solve! We have been exploring odd and even numbers a lot over the year. 

 

We know that: 

An odd number always has 

1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 in the ones column (we use the language of ones instead of units now) 

 

An even number always has 

2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 in the ones column

 

To start: 

How many odd and even numbers can you think of? 

 

As a family: I want you to explore what happens if we add: 

odd number + odd number =

even number + even number = 

odd + even =

Explore using as many different numbers as possible. What do you notice about the totals. 

 

Could you use your reasoning to explain what is happening using...

"when I add 2 odd numbers together it sometimes/always equals" 

Good luck and I can't wait to see your explorations!

Handwriting: 

We have been working hard filming a series of handwriting sessions for the you and the children to practise together! This is how we teach handwriting every single day. It is quick and simple, allowing the children to practise perfect formation. They should only complete 3 - to practise, perfect and then create perfection with their joins. Follow the link to our very own Whipton Barton YouTube Channel. 

https://youtu.be/-5pt6crbGEE

Afternoon challenge: 

Today we want you to spot the signs of spring! This could be out your window, watching a video on youtube, going on your family walk or in the garden. Can you sketch what you see. You could even write some sentences about what you have learnt. 

Story time: 

Sit back, relax and get comfy cosy as you listen to Miss Guppy read one of her favourite stories, The Snatchabook.

Miss Guppy reads 'The Snatchabook' https://youtu.be/PLhdPo2y-ME

 

Have the best day. We miss you all! Thank you for your continued commitment and support to your children's learning and the school. 

 Wednesday 25th March 2020

Are you ready for today's challenges! Mrs Wills has just informed us that we will be sending out a weekly newsletter showing off your home learning. Each teacher will also have the opportunity to select one - **STAR HOME LEARNER** based on the work you email us. Have a good day! Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan 

 

Morning Challenge: 

maths boggle

Today we want to see you create your own calculations. Choose 2 numbers - you can add them, subtract them or challenge yourself by multiplying by 2 or 10. You can record these as a cherry model or a bar model (parents, in the children will show you what this looks like - hopefully!) 

 

English Challenge:

Today is a day to be creative storytellers! We would like you to choose your favourite story. This could be one from school such as Supertato, My Best Friend Bob, Mini Rabbit not lost or maybe even the Gruffalo or one from home and retell it. Remember as a storyteller it does not need to exactly the same word for word, why don't you create a story map to help you retell this? You could even challenge yourself a step further by starting to rewrite it in your own words. Going from a storyteller to a storywriter. Good luck! I cannot wait to see how creative you have been. 

 

Maths Challenge: 

Thank you for all of your hard work with the Division challenge yesterday. If you feel you need more practise with this keep going and come on to this challenge tomorrow! Today we are going to focus on subtraction. Remember when we subtract we ALWAYS start with whole and subtract one of the parts - it leaves us with the other part. 

Start with these - we can practise counting backwards to solve these. 

                                              12 - 5 =                15 - 5 =               27 - 3 =                 59 - 8 =

If you can do that you can do this...

Remember, we subtract the ones and subtract the tens ----> practise these with your family

                                                      22 - 10 =                   35 - 13 =                     47 - 25 = 

Independent challenge

subtraction

Afternoon Challenge!

Welcome back Explorers! This term we have been loving our work on Explorers. We have been learning about the life of Charles Darwin and the incredible voyages he went on whilst on the HMS Beagle. We have also been fascinated by the work of David Attenborough. Today you challenge is to make a poster about how to be an explorer! It must be colourful and of course have pictures showing how you could be an intrepid explorer!

Key pieces of language and sentence openers you COULD include: 

Are you......? 

A great explorer is.....

Do you have these skills? 

Are you prepared to go where no one has gone before?

 

brave 

fearless 

adventure 

voyage 

discovery 

inquisitive 

questioning 

scientist 

courageous 

Have a wonderful day and speak to you all tomorrow!

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning everyone! Firstly, thank you so much for your incredible home learning yesterday. We received so many emails and are still going through them all now looking at your brilliant efforts. Today we have a real mix of activities for you to sink your teeth into. I hope you're ready for another busy day. As always keep emailing us, whether this is photos of your learning, a question or query or even a little catch up.

 

Morning Challenge!

boggle 2

A new day a new board! You did so well yesterday, let's see what you can find today!

 

English Challenge:

Today it's all about our year 2 words! 

In Year 2 we always say if we can spell ...... we can spell ....... 

Let's practise these spelling patterns 

old                                           any                                        all

gold                                        many                                      walk

hold                                        anyone                                   talk

told                                         anything

 

Can you spell them 3 times - once to practise (You can have a sneaky look) one to perfect (have a go on your own) and your final one should be PERFECTION! After this have a go at putting them into sentences. Just like yesterday, think about what you could add to these sentences: 

There was an old man who walked his when it was sunny. 

I have included when to explain and extend. 

Could you try and include: 

and, but, because 

that, when, if, so 

Maths Challenge: 

Today we are going to work on our sharing. 

let's practise                small

Use the images to help you practise. You can use anything around the house to help you share: Sweets, cereal, toys, counters, pasta! What ever you have! Grab your whole and get sharing. 

12 divided by 3 =                                  10 divided by 2 =                            20 divided 10 =

15 divide by 5 =                                    6 divided by 3 =                              30 divided by 2 =

You could even challenge yourself by recording this as an image. 

 

Creative challenge: 

We would love to see what creative things you are getting up to. This could be cooking, colouring, sketching, construction, building or maybe even your own story writing! 

 

Afternoon challenge: 

As it's Tuesday, that means it is PE and art. Today we want to see what co-ordination skills you have. Find a space and practise your balances - is this a seated balance or a standing balance? If you have a ball can you practise your movements, moving the ball from hand to hand, catching and throwing to a wall or a family member and you could even exploring travelling that ball around your body. In our art learning we have been looking at warm and cool tones. Could you create an picture using these tones or maybe your own collage? Create your own learning opportunity. We cannot wait for you to unleash your creative flair. 

 

Have a great day and speak tomorrow, 

Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan 

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning Year 2. Welcome to your first day of learning at home. We have set you some English, Maths and Science work today. We hope you enjoy the activities we have set and hope you don't find it too difficult. Don't forget, you can email us if you're not sure or you're struggling to understand something. Please do try and send us a photograph of your work at the end of the day. We'd love to see what you have done.

 

Morning Challenge

 

boggle board

How many words can you make using these sounds? 

English Task

Dragon

In your home learning books, can you write an imaginative sentence about this tiny dragon. Where did you discover it? What does it look like? How did you feel when you found it? What mysterious powers does it have? 

Key language: 

Scales 

fire breathing

breathe

wing-span

dangerous

threatening

intimidating

tiny

precious

mystical

magical

Remember our capital letters and full stops! *In Miss Guppy naggy tone* Please make sure that you share your sentences with us! We would love to see them :)  

Maths Task

Your Maths challenge this morning is to solve these addition calculations. Remember to use number facts you know and don't forget to draw an image to help you.

    16 + 13 =                          24 + 16 =                    

 

    32 + 27 =                          51 + 15 =                  

 

   13 + 13 =                           73 + 27 =

 


 ?   + 48 = 52                       24 +   ?  = 50

 

  7 + 84 =                              24 + 11 =

 

Science - Animals and their habitats

We have been learning about food chains. Can you create a food chain using these animals. Remember to start with the predator and end with the producer (plant). How many different food chains can you create? You might like to record the different food chains in your books by drawing the animals. 

Food Chains