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Friday 5th March

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Gruffalo's Child

9.30am Maths - Datahandling

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Datahandling

11.30am Spelling Test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Assembly

Friday Reading 5.3.21

 

As an end of week treat (!) we have the animated version of "The Gruffalo's Child" to watch. Also included are a wordsearch and a board game which tests your knowledge of the story.

Friday Maths - Datahandling 5.3.21

 

Our final home learning maths lesson continues the theme of datahandling. Today you will need to generate some of your own data as well as answering questions on information contained in charts and graphs.

 

For those who would like an extra challenge there are also some activities posted separately from White Rose Maths.

Friday Maths - Datahandling 5.3.21-20210303_091424-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Friday Music - Feel Good Friday 5.3.21

 

Here is another lesson from our friends at Rocksteady Music today. As we said in previous weeks these are different from the lessons some of our children receive already from Rocksteady (see below).

 

Rocksteady's Feel Good Friday is a weekly online music lesson resource for schools. These lessons support the National Music Curriculum and are designed to be used by Primary School teachers in a classroom setting. Feel Good Friday lessons are different from Rocksteady Band Lessons, which focus on musicianship, and skills needed to play instruments in a band.

 

Although it says "Live Stream" on the link this is actually a recording so you can watch it at a time to suit you.

Feel Good Friday - KS1 - Friday 26th Feb

Fun and musical learning come together for your pupils with exclusive Live Streams. In each session, Rocksteady Band Leader, Tommy, will teach your pupils so...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What sort of monster loves to party?

 

A Boogie Monster!

Thursday 4th March

 

Today is World Book Day so a number of our home learning activities are based around this celebration of books and stories.

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Gruffalo's Child

9.30am English - Rob Biddulph "Blown Away"

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Share A Story Live

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art - Draw with Rob (World Book Day bookmarks)

(1.15 2D Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

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Thursday Reading 4.3.21

 

As we are now very familiar with the story it is book review day today. Also have a go at writing definitions for some of the words in the story.

Thursday World Book Day 1

 

We start our World Book Day activities with a video from author and illustrator Rob Biddulph (as in Draw with Rob) who talks about his book "Blown Away."

 

There is an extract from the book attached along with some suggested activities you could try. You can read "Blown Away" and have a go at answering the questions about it.

 

Also Rob's challenge is for you to make a story only using pictures. You might then record yourself telling the story we can see in the pictures.

Author & Illustrator Academy: Rob Biddulph (World Book Day 2019)

TELLING STORIES WITH PICTURES Author & Illustrator Academy session with Rob Biddulph Find out why Rob Biddulph says writing a book is like 'making a film' an...

Thursday World Book Day 2

 

As part of the World Book Day celebrations there is a Share A Story live event where the children can find out how authors and illustrators create their books. The link should go live at 10.30am and you will also be able to access it later in the day if you are unable to join at that time.

 

One of the illustrators is Lydia Monks who illustrated "What The Ladybird Heard" which we used some weeks ago in our home learning.

 

There is also a rap from MC Grammar for you to watch and some activities you could try.

World Book Day 2021: SHARE A STORY LIVE: Words and Pictures

THIS FREE EVENT WILL GO LIVE ON THURSDAY 4th MARCH AT 10.30AM**Words and Pictures: Bringing Books To LifeStarring Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletch...

The World Book Day Song by MC Grammar

Check out the official, and first-ever, World Book Day song by MC Grammar. #WorldBookDayClick the link below to download / stream the song: https://MCGramma...

Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 4.3.21

 

Watch "Silent e" by the Bazillions and join in by reading the words on the screen.

 

Then there are a selection of word searches for you to try featuring the different split vowel digraphs we have covered this week

"Silent e" by The Bazillions

Silent e holds the key that guarantees so much for us to see! Watch and learn just a few of the hundreds of words that are possible thanks to Silent e!Silent...

Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 4.3.21

 

Phonics lesson 4 4.3.21-20210303_140134-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 4.3.21

 

Today try the Tricky Word Rap part 2! Then have a go at matching the tricky words to the pirate treasure.

The Tricky Words Song - Phase 3 Phonics (Part 2)!

We're back with another tricky words song to help you learn phase 3 tricky words at home! Check out our FREE phonics blog for more great help with phonics an...

Thursday Art - Draw with Rob

 

In 2020 Rob Biddulph was the official illustrator for World Book Day. Here he shows you how to make your own World Book Day bookmarks.

#DrawWithRob 6 WBD Bookmarks

DrawWithRob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures together. Please hit subscribe and sh...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What did the frog say when he went to the library?

 

Reddit, reddit, reddit!

Wednesday 3rd March

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Gruffalo's Child

9.30am English - William Shakespeare

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Datahandling

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PSHE

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Wellbeing Wednesday

Wednesday timetable.mp4

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Wednesday Reading 3.3.21

 

Today we are going to focus on comprehension skills. First try and work out where the place the missing words in the story. Then have a go at the comprehension questions to show you really understand what is happening in the story.

Wednesday English 3.3.21

 

Today we have a game that would have been played at the time of William Shakespeare. If you want to add any more to the information writing from yesterday you are welcome to do so but if you would rather just play the game that is fine.

 

The rules and game board for "Nine Mens Morris" are attached along with a video of 2 of our children playing the game. It is a game of strategy with the aim to get 3 counters in a row.

 

Enjoy!

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Wednesday Maths - Datahandling 3.3.21

 

We are going to look at how graphs are made and also consider the information they show. In the video we look at simple picture graphs today and a range of questions from simply counting objects to finding how many more of one object there are than another.

Wednesday Maths - Datahandling 3.3.21.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 3.3.21

 

Enjoy the split digraph song as your warm up today.

 

Then have a go at filling in the missing words in the sentences on the activity sheet. The words you need are at the end but see if you can have a go without looking at the answers!

The Split Digraph Song

The Split Digraph Song by Anchor Creative Education.A split digraph is two letters making one sound however the two letters are split by another letter.e.gba...

Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 3.3.21

 

Phonics lesson 3 3.3.21-20210301_183116-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickeys's group) 3.3.21

 

Watch the Tricky Words Rap and then have a go at reading the tricky words on the activity sheet. Match the colour for each word and colour in the pictures.

The Tricky Words Song - Phase 3 Phonics (Part 1)!

These tricky words don't follow phase 3 phonics rules! Our new tricky words song for kids is here to help you learn all about common exception words with you...

Wednesday PSHE 3.3.21

 

PSHE today is focused on managing the emotion anger. Here is the link for the video in the session. https://schools.1decision.co.uk/info/videos-5-8/anger-video-scorm/index.html
 

Wellbeing Wednesday 3.3.21

 

Wellbeing Wednesday 3.3.21
Following on from our PSHE lessons focused on emotions here is a short activity to end our day on what different emotions feel like. 

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What kind of tree fits in your hand?

 

A palm tree!

Tuesday 2nd March

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Gruffalo's Child

9.30am English - William Shakespeare

10.15am Break

10.30am English - William Shakespeare

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

(1.15pm 2J Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Tuesday Reading 2.3.21

 

Today we are going to look at the order of events in "The Gruffalo's Child." Look at the pictures and number them in the order they appear in the story. Then come up with a sentence for each picture to tell the story.

Tuesday English 2.3.21

 

In English today you will be researching and writing two sections for a non-chronological report on the life of William Shakespeare. The research is also included in a separate post if it is is not clear enough to read in the attachment.

English lesson 3 and 4 2.3.21-20210301_115153-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 2.3.21

 

Watch the Nessy Spelling video to learn more about the power of "e"

 

There are also some board games attached for each of our split vowel digraphs. You can choose which ones you would like to play. If you are unable to print you could draw your own or you could substitute in your own split vowel digraph words.

Nessy Reading Strategy | Magic E | Learn to Read

Learn about the Magic E - Why is the letter 'e' silent at the end of words? e.g. hopeThe Magic E beams in to protect weaker vowels, giving them all its powe...

Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 2.3.21

 

Phonics lesson 2 2.3.21-20210301_144759-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 2.3.21

 

First warm up by watching (and joining in) the Tricky Word song. Then have a go at the Pirate Tricky Word map activity. Practise each word twice on the handwriting sheet and then you can colour in the matching word on the map.

Tricky Words Song Phase 3

Please sponsor me and support my work by becoming a Patron!! https://www.patreon.com/Epicphonicshttp://www.epicphonics.comTricky word song with Phase 3 trick...

Tuesday PE 2.3.21

 

This week our PE activities have a book theme to link with World Book Day on Thursday. As usual there is a warm up game which involves the children choosing a favourite book or book character. There are also book themed exercises for each day of the week to try.

 

As in previous weeks watch out for a separate post to try the new Netball Challenge from Mrs Ricketts.

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What was the first animal in space?

 

The cow that jumped over the moon!

 

So here we are starting what will hopefully be the last ever home learning week! We are

looking forward to welcoming all the children back on Monday 8th March. You will be getting more details shortly about our return which will include confirmation that our staggered start and finish times are continuing so that for 2J the day will be 8.40am-3.10pm and for 2D 8.50am-3.20pm. Please make sure you arrive at the correct time as not only do we need to continue to keep bubbles separate, but we also start lessons straight away at those times. It has been noticeable that some of the children currently in school have been arriving up to 15 minutes after our start time so set those alarm clocks a little earlier please!

 

This week our reading book is The Gruffalo's Child featuring characters from the original Gruffalo book we used back in January. In English we are going to be writing another non-chronological report, this time looking at the life of William Shakespeare. In Maths we are going to revisit data handling and the afternoons will feature PSHE, music, art and PE. Also on Thursday 4th March it is World Book Day so our lessons will celebrate this event. We would usually have a whole Book Week so in Year 2 we will be doing a number of Book Week activities when all the children return on 8th March.

 

We will also have our final Virtual Meetings this week. 2J will meet on Tuesday at 1.15pm (Mr Jackson has fixed the issues with the Disney listening game so we will be playing it this week) and 2D on Thursday at 1.15pm. Look out for details on Seesaw.

 

Have a good week and can't wait to see you all again.

 

Mr Jackson and Mrs Donougher

 

Monday 1st March

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Gruffalo's Child

9.30am English - William Shakespeare

10.15am Break

10.30am English - William Shakespeare

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PSHE

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

 

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Monday Reading 1.3.21

 

This week we are revisiting one of the children's favourite characters, the Gruffalo, in a book called "The Gruffalo's Child."

 

First share the story (there is a link to an online version if you don't have the book) and then see if you can sort words from the story according to whether they are adjectives, nouns or verbs.

The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

For my niece Ayla on her 2nd birthday.The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo shouldEver set foot in the deep dark wood.But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo'...

Monday English 1.3.21

 

In our first lesson we consider the features of non- chronological reports and analyse one.

English lesson 1 1.3.21-20210226_112807-Meeting Recording.mp4

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In lesson 2 we focus on subordinating conjunctions. 

English lesson 2 1.3.21-20210226_123224-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 1.3.21

 

This week we will be looking at the split vowel digraphs e-e, o-e, u-e, a-e and i-e. There is an explanation about the sounds they make and a chance for parents to reminisce about "Magic e" which they were probably taught at primary school!

 

There is also an activity sheet to practise spelling words containing split vowel digraphs.

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What are split digraphs?

Sarah explains Level (phase) 5 split digraphs such as a_e in 'grape' or i_e in 'kite'.

Monday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 1.3.21

 

Phonics lesson 1 1.3.21-20210226_175147-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 1.3.21

 

This week we are going to look at tricky words - those words which we often use but are difficult to sound out.

 

Watch the Alphablocks video and then have a go at the Tricky Word Spotter activity. See if you can find the words listed at the bottom in the story and highlight them when you spot the words.

Phonics - Spelling Tricky Words | Learn to Read | Alphablocks

As seen on CBeebies! Watch Alphablocks full episodes on BBC iPlayer: https://bbc.in/2OLEvWfFor more phonics learning videos subscribe: http://goo.gl/TIhdyN T...

Monday PSHE 1.3.21

 

For our first PSHE  lesson this week the focus is on understanding the emotion worry and learning how we can manage this emotion.

 

Here is the link for the video in the lesson. It is best accessed on a bigger screen like a laptop. 

https://schools.1decision.co.uk/info/videos-5-8/worry-video-scorm/index.html

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What did the hat say to the sock?

 

I'll go on ahead, you go on foot!

Friday 26th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

9.30am Maths - Time

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Time

11.30am Spelling Test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Assembly

Friday Reading 26.2.21

 

As you now know the story very well we would like you to write a book review to end the week. There are some questions to help you to think about what to write.

 

When you have done that there is also a wordsearch to complete.

Friday Maths - Money 26.2.21

 

Today we are going to be counting sets of coins using our knowledge of counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. We will look at how you can make the same amount using different coins and begin to consider how you work out change when shopping with coins and notes.

 

As well as paper based activities there are also some money games to try.

Friday Maths - Money 26.2.21.mp4

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Friday Music - Feel Good Friday 26.2.21

 

Here is another lesson from our friends at Rocksteady Music today. As we said in previous weeks these are different from the lessons some of our children receive already from Rocksteady (see below).

 

Rocksteady's Feel Good Friday is a weekly online music lesson resource for schools. These lessons support the National Music Curriculum and are designed to be used by Primary School teachers in a classroom setting. Feel Good Friday lessons are different from Rocksteady Band Lessons, which focus on musicianship, and skills needed to play instruments in a band.

 

Although it says "Live Stream" on the link this is actually a recording so you can watch it at a time to suit you.

Feel Good Friday - KS1 - Friday 12th

Fun and musical learning come together for your pupils with exclusive Live Streams. In each session, Rocksteady Band Leader, Tommy, will teach your pupils so...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What is the stickiest bird in the world?

 

A vel-crow!

Thursday 25th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

9.30am Maths - Time

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Time

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Thursday Reading 25.2.21

 

There are 2 reading activities to go with our book of the week today. The first involves a number of statements about the story and you have to decide whether they are true or false.

 

After that you need to look at some key words from the story and write down what they mean (definition). If you are not sure try to find the part of the story where the word appears and work it out from the whole sentence.

Thursday Maths - Time 25.2.21

 

This is part one of our maths lesson for today which will focus on telling the time at o'clock and half past. There is some basic reading and recognition of times along with some more story based activities.

 

There is also a dominoes game which will be posted separately if you would like a little more practise.

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Thursday Maths - Money 25.2.21

 

Our lesson on money will look at recognising notes and coins. Once the children are familiar with the value of coins we will introduce the idea of equivalence where a group of coins can be exchanged for another coin of equal value (eg. five 1p coins can be exchanged for a 5p coin).

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Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 25.2.21

 

Today we will look at the "shun" suffix when it is written as -sion or -ssion. Explore the rules with Mr Jackson and also watch the BBC Bitesize animation.

 

There are 2 activities to complete today. The first involves using the correct word ending with -sion to complete a sentence. Then try the anagram activity featuring a range of words ending in -sion or -ssion.

Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 25.2.21-20210224_132028-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 25.2.21

 

 

Phonics lesson 4 25.2.21-20210223_174229-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 25.2.21

 

Today we have a Snap game to practice reading words containing the "ar" sound.

 

Cut out the words and pictures and shuffle them.

Give half the cards to each player.

Each player takes it in turns to turn over a card a put it in a pile face up on the table.

If we word and picture match then the first person to put their hand on the pile and say snap is the winner.

 

Watch the video of some children in 2J playing the game.

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Thursday Art - Draw With Rob

 

We have another Draw With Rob lesson today with the wonderful artist Rob Biddulph. He is going to take you through the step by step process to draw a Dragon. This links nicely with an upcoming book we will be using in our English lessons (hopefully when all the children are back at school!) called "The Clockwork Dragon."

#DrawWithRob 45 Dragon

✏️ARE YOU READY TO DRAW? Here's another #DrawWithRob film for you to watch with your little/big ones. Today we are drawing a dragon 🐉. All you need is a pie...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What do you call a magician who loses his magic?

 

Ian!

Wednesday 24th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

9.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Time

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Science 

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Wellbeing Wednesday

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Wednesday Reading 24.2.21

 

We have got 2 short comprehension activities for you to try today. The first has questions from the story of "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" so you may need to look at the story again.

 

Then there is some information to read about real lighthouses and questions which can be answered from the text.

Wednesday English 24.2.21

 

 

Here is a video on how you can improve your instructions. Once you have had a go at editing, republish your instructions in your best handwriting.

English lesson 5 24.2.21-20210223_130824-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Maths - Time 24.2.21

 

Today we are going to revise telling the time on the hour and half hour. As well as using a clock face we will think about when in the day certain things happen and how long they take.

 

For those who would like something extra there is a White Rose Maths activity booklet which will appear as a separate post.

Wednesday Maths - Time 24.2.21-20210223_102621-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 24.2.21

 

Today we are going to look at when to use -tion to represent the "shun" sound.

 

Watch the video to find out about the rule and try the letter tile activity.

Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 24.2.21-20210223_091956-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 24.2.21

 

Phonics lesson 3 24.2.21-20210223_154531-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickeys's group) 24.2.21

 

Today watch the Alphablocks as they demonstrate the "ar" sound. Then Mr Jackson explains how to practise reading words containing "ar" by playing Connect Five.

Alphablocks Series 3 - Card

Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 24.2.21-20210223_095120-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Science - Materials and their properties 24.1.21

 

The science challenge today from STEM learning is to design and build a paper bridge. The video lesson explains the important properties of different types of bridges and the materials they are made out of.

 

In the video you will meet Fred who needs you to build a bridge so that he can cross the river to visit his friends. The teacher on the video will give you some ideas about designs and you can also try to come up with some of your own.

 

Good luck!

Wellbeing Wednesday

 

Wellbeing Wednesday- Here is a short activity to end your day focused on wellbeing.

 

Create some ‘gratitude’ binoculars

 

Create a simple pair of binoculars (e.g. using cardboard tubes from wrapping paper or kitchen roll and sticky tape). Decorate and label the outside of the binoculars however you like, to show they are your ‘thank you binoculars’. Use them to look at various things inside and outside the house. When you do, think of those things you see which you are thankful for.

 

If you don’t have materials to hand, you could also use your hands to create pretend binoculars.

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What do penguins wear on their heads?

 

Ice caps!

Tuesday 23rd February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

9.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

(1.15pm 2J Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

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Tuesday Reading 23.2.21

 

Today we would like you to map the events in the story. First make a note of setting, characters, the problem caused by the seagulls and the eventual solution.

 

Then draw and label a story map of the main events in the book. The attached sheets will help you to complete the task.

Tuesday English 23.2.21

 

 

In this lesson you need to follow a recipe to make either cookies or alternatively cakes, sandwich etc....

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This lesson is all about writing your own instructions for the recipe you have followed. Lesson 5 will be improving these, so remember they don't have to be perfect with all the features included.

English lesson 4 23.2.21-20210222_181032-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 23.2.21

 

The focus for today will be on the -cian spelling of the "shun" sound. The video explains when we would use this spelling and you have the opportunity to practise some of the words in the code cracker and word search activities.

 

There is also an online game to play to reinforce spelling of words ending with the "shun" sound.

Tuesday-Phonics-Mr-Jacksons-grou.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 23.2.21

 

Phonics lesson 2 23.2.21-20210222_121843-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 23.2.21

 

Today we are going to practise "ar" words by playing a game of hopscotch. Watch the video for how to play and use the attached "ar" word cards. If you want to make it more of a challenge you could try the words without the pictures or use some of your own words.

 

There is also a warm up video for the lesson as the pirates introduce "ar!"

Pirates Say AR! (song for kids about the "ar" sound)

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM...or find me on Teachers Pay Teachers!www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Harry-­Kindergarten-MusicHARRY KINDERGARTEN MUSIC, LLC...

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Tuesday PE 23.2.21

 

Our challenges this week from the Hampshire School Games Organisers include a game called "Spin the Bottle." Complete the exercises depending on which number the bottle lands on and have a go at the challenges. There are also other daily ways to keep fit and active which you could try.

 

Look out for Netball Challenge 6 from Mrs Ricketts which will be posted separately.

Here is a silly poem by Michael Rosen to end our day. 

Don't | POEM | Kids Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Buy NEW Michael Rosen T-SHIRTS, STICKERS and STUFF here - https://bit.ly/2UumE6NCheck out Michael's website https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk for news, updates,...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What happened when the football pitch was flooded during the game?

 

The manager brought on the subs!

Monday 22nd February

 

Welcome back to a new half term. Home learning starts again for many of you but hopefully this time it will only be for a few more weeks. We will all be interested to hear the timetable for schools fully re-opening when the Prime Minister speaks later today!

 

This week we have a new book for our reading activities called "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" by Ronda and David Armitage. Our English work, as in the last week before half term, will be based on a traditional fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood, and will focus on writing instructions to make cookies for Granny.  In Maths we will be revising money which will link with our recent work on multiplication as the children will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. The afternoons will continue to feature Music, Art and PE along with some Science work on the properties of materials. This will include an investigation where the children try to build a bridge out of 2 pieces of paper.

 

There will also be a further Virtual Meeting for each class so that the children can see each other again. Watch out for details on Seesaw.

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

9.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Science - Materials

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Welcome to Week 1 and Monday timetable 22.2.21.mp4

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Monday Reading 22.2.21

 

Our new book for this week is "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" by Ronda and David Armitage. If you don't have a copy of the book there is a link to the story on YouTube. The activities today focus on the use of describing words for the characters in the story.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

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Monday English 22.2.21

 

English this week is all about helping Red Riding Hood by creating a recipe for her to follow. Tomorrow you will need ingredients to make cookies or something else of your choice. Today we first of all look at the features of a good set of instructions.

English lesson 1 22.2.21-20210212_165803-Meeting Recording.mp4

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English lesson 2 22.2.21-20210212_183315-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 22.2.21

 

Our spelling rules this week are all about words which end with the suffix sound "shun." As an introduction today watch the Nessy video and also click on the BBC Bitesize link to learn about when we use the different spellings for "shun" such as -cian, -tion and -sion.

 

There is a sorting activity to become familiar with the rules including those words like "ocean" which don't fit the pattern. During the week we will look more closely at the three ways of spelling "shun" which feature in our spellings.

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 22.2.21

 

This week we continue learning about alternative pronunciations

Phonics lesson 1 22.2.21-20210212_142033-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 22.2.21

 

This week we will be looking at words containing the "ar" phoneme. First watch the animation as Tricky Witch shows you what happens when "a" and "r" are put together. Then watch Mr Jackson's video for ideas about how to complete the worksheet activity.

Just a little bit of magic

Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 22.2.21.mp4

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Monday Science - Materials and their properties 22.1.21

 

This week we are returning to our science curriculum to focus on the Year 2 National Curriculum topic all about materials and their properties. We are using the resources from STEM again which include a video lesson to follow with opportunities to pause the video and try some practical activities. The resources needed are all things found around the house and there is also a worksheet attached to record the children's work. The worksheet also contains links to other websites which are part of the lesson.

 

Finally there are some challenges to try (either or both!) to put into practise some of the things you have found out about materials to make a parachute or a raft.

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How many seconds are there in a year?

 

12 (January 2nd, February 2nd.....)!

Today is the final day before half term.  Whilst it has continued to be a very strange and challenging time we are immensely grateful for the support of parents and families as we all try to ensure that the children get the best possible education despite the difficulties we are all facing. The work the children have produced at home and at school along with the kind words we have received make a difficult situation so much easier to deal with. Therefore we would like to award Star of the Half Term to all of our wonderful Year 2 community! Enjoy your "week off" and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Friday 12th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Room On The Broom

9.30am Maths - Division

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Division

11.30am Spelling Test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm  Assembly with Mr Bartlett and Badger!

Friday Reading 12.2.21

 

To end our topic on "Room On The Broom" we would like to suggest you watch the animated version of the story by clicking on the link. Whilst watching there are some activities you could try including a word search, spot the objects and a colouring picture.

Friday Maths - Division 12.2.21

 

Today we are going to tackle division word problems and look at how to draw our working out to help find the answer or to check a calculation we can complete by counting in our heads.

 

There are some questions from White Rose Maths to revise what we have covered this week and also a Super Challenge for those who would like to try some division problems which we will tackle later in Year 2 using methods such as continuous subtraction. If you are not sure how to answer these questions Mr Jackson gives you some clues in the video.

Friday Maths - Division 12.2.21.mp4

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Friday Music - Feel Good Friday 12.2.21

 

After some positive feedback last week we are going to have another lesson from our friends at Rocksteady Music today. As we said last week these are different from the lessons some of our children receive already from Rocksteady (see below).

 

Rocksteady's Feel Good Friday is a weekly online music lesson resource for schools. These lessons support the National Music Curriculum and are designed to be used by Primary School teachers in a classroom setting. Feel Good Friday lessons are different from Rocksteady Band Lessons, which focus on musicianship, and skills needed to play instruments in a band.

 

Although it says "Live Stream" on the link this is actually a recording so you can watch it at a time to suit you.

Feel Good Friday - KS1 - Friday 5th Feb

Fun and musical learning come together for your pupils with exclusive Live Streams. In each session, Rocksteady Band Leader, Tommy, will teach your pupils so...

Assembly

 

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do you cut the ocean in half?

 

With a sea - saw!

Thursday 11th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Room On The Broom

9.30am Maths - Division

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Division

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm  Interview with the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood 

11.2.21 timetable.mp4

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Thursday Reading 11.2.21

 

There are 2 short activities today to go with our Room On The Broom story. The first involves words to describe the witch and the dragon. Then we would like you to create your own magic potion just as the witch did in the book when she created a new broom. You can put in whatever you like and also choose what the spell will make (it doesn't have to be a new broom) using more adjectives to describe the ingredients.

Thursday Maths - Division 11.2.21

 

Today we explore more division ideas and ask the children to solve some problems and challenges. Yesterday we looked at the number of objects and how many groups to put them in. The lesson today will focus on the number of objects and how many in a group. Watch the video to see how this works!

Thursday Maths - Division 11.2.21.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 11.2.21

 

Today we are introducing the prefix re- meaning back or again. This can be used to change a word back which has been altered by another prefix. An example would be appear - disappear - reappear. There are 2 videos featuring the "un" people and the "re" people which show how this works.

 

The activities today include adding re-, un-, and dis to root words and also an un- and re- wordsearch.

Between the Lions: The UN People: "zipped-unzipped"

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Between the Lions: The UN People: "dressed-undressed"

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 11.2.21

 

Phonics Lesson 4 11.2.21-20210210_125552-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 11.2.21

 

Today we have an online game to practise the "oo" sound called Spelling Snowball. Click on the link and select Spelling Snowball then choose Single Player. You will see a set of words containing the "oo" sound and you have to click on the snowflakes with the right sounds to spell them.

 

There is also a word and picture matching sheet to try.

Thursday Art 11.2.21

 

As our writing theme for this week has been Little Red Riding Hood we thought it would be nice to do an art activity based on the book. The link takes you to the "Glued To My Crafts" website which has instructions for making a paper plate Red Riding Hood. If you don't have the resources in the plan use whatever you can find at home and if your child would prefer to make the wolf then that would be great as well.

Interview with the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood
You all did such an amazing job at thinking of questions for the characters. There were so many I had to narrow them down but I have tried to answer at least one of everyone's questions.

Interview with Little Red Riding Hood-20210210_164039-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Interview with the Wolf-20210210_165800-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Why wouldn't the crab share his sweets?

 

Because he was a little shellfish!

Wednesday 10th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Room On The Broom

9.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Division

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PSHE

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Wellbeing Wednesday - Cosmic Yoga

Wednesday timetable 10.2.21.mp4

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Wednesday Reading 10.2.21

 

The task today is to design a new broomstick for the witch after the unfortunate events in the story. Have a look at the book (or video) again and look at the extra accessories which were added to the new broom for all the passengers.

 

Think about what the animals might want and put these into your design. Remember to label the picture as well and include describing words (adjectives) if you can such as "a refreshing shower for the frog."

Wednesday English 10.2.21

 

In this lesson you are writing the rest of your diary entry as your chosen character.

English lesson 5 10.2.21-20210209_130445-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Maths - Division 10.2.21

 

This week our topic will be Division which links with the Multiplication work we did last week. As a warm up join in with the BBC Supermovers song by Mighty Red. Then watch Mr Jackson explain how division works and explore today's activities with him.

Wednesday Maths 10.2.21-20210209_104635-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 10.2.21

 

Today we are going to tackle the tricky prefix in- which has a number of extra rules and exceptions. Mr Jackson's video takes you through the spelling rules and there is also a video from BBC Teach to give you some examples.

 

Once you have watched the videos have a go at the activities to practise your newly discovered spelling rules!

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 10.2.21.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 10.2.21

 

Phonics lesson 3 10.2.21-20210209_141544-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickeys's group) 10.2.21

 

We have a 4 in a row game to practise long and short "oo" sounds today. If you are not sure how to play it watch Mr Jackson demonstrate in the video.

Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 10.2.21-20210209_145859-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday PSHE

 

In today's lesson we will carry on thinking about how we can help others and you will need to consider whether a situation is safe or not.

Wellbeing Wednesday

Here is some cosmic yoga to end the school day.

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What type of music are balloons scared of?

 

Pop music!

Tuesday 9th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Room On The Broom

9.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

(1.15pm 2J Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm P4C

9.2.21 timetable.mp4

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Tuesday Reading - Room On The Broom 9.2.21

 

Today you are going to draw and colour your own witch. Then there are a number of sentences which need to be completed by adding a colour word.

 

Finally have a go at drawing your favourite character from the story.

Tuesday English 9.2.21

 

English lesson 3 9.2.21-20210208_115928-Meeting Recording.mp4

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In this lesson we are going to think about the characters feelings and write thought bubbles for Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf for key moments of the story to help us in preparation for beginning to write a diary as one of the characters.

English lesson 4 8.2.21-20210208_132838-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Watch the video to help you write the first part of your diary entry.

Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 9.2.21

 

Today we are going to look at some more prefixes and how they change a root word. The prefixes today include un-, dis- and mis-. Watch the videos and have a go at the sorting activity. Then see if you can put the words including prefixes into sentences.

Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 9.2.21-20210208_110752-Meeting Recording.mp4

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"Prefix or Suffix?" by The Bazillions

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 9.2.21

 

Phonics lesson 2 9.2.21-20210208_130129-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 9.2.21

 

We are going to concentrate on the short "oo" sound today. Join in with the song video and then have a go at the roll and write activity. Roll a dice and then choose a word from the row which matches the number. If you can read it then colour it in. Keep going until you have coloured in all the words.

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Tuesday PE 9.2.21

 

Our challenges this week from the Hampshire School Games Organisers include the classic game "Cluedo." Complete the exercises in order to work out who stole the Olympic flag, how did they get away and where is it hidden?

 

There are also other daily ways to keep fit and active which you could try.

 

Look out for Netball Challenge 5 from Mrs Ricketts which will be posted separately.

P4C

 

This P4C (Philosophy For Children) session is just discussion based, so no need to write your thoughts down unless you want to. It should take no longer than 15 minutes depending on the length of discussion.

 

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do snowmen get to work?

 

By icicle!

Monday 8th February

 

Welcome to Week 6 and the final week of Home Learning before a well earned half term break. While we await details about a return to school for all children everyone is hoping it will not be too long now. 

 

This week we have a new book for reading called "Room On The Broom" by Julia Donaldson. Our writing will continue the theme of fairy tales with the story of "Little Red Riding Hood." In maths we are going to be looking at division and making links with the multiplication work from last week. There will be more music, art and PE in the afternoons along with a new topic from our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum.

 

Finally it has been lovely to see so many of you at our weekly online class meetings. These will take place again this week so watch out for the link and information on Seesaw.

 

Have a great week.

 

Mr Jackson and Mrs Donougher

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Room On The Broom

9.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Little Red Riding Hood

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PSHE

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Welcome to Week 6 and Monday timetable.mp4

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Monday Reading - Room On The Broom 8.2.21

 

This week we have a very well known story by Julia Donaldson called "Room On The Broom." There are 3 short activities to complete today.

 

1 - tick the boxes to show which animals are in the story.

2 - match the words to the pictures of objects from the story.

3 - complete the sentences using the correct preposition (the where word). You need to use on, in or under.

Room on the Broom By Julia Donaldson & Illustrated By Axel Scheffler

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Monday English 8.2.21
This week we are carrying on our focus on traditional tales with the story Little Red Riding Hood. Listen to the story told by Mrs Donougher first before having a go at retelling the story.

English lesson 1 8.2.21-20210205_154747-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Lesson 2

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Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 8.2.21

 

Our spellings this week contain the prefixes dis-, un- and in-. We are going to look at how prefixes work and what they do to a root word. The video from Mr Jackson, BBC Bitesize link and prefix activities should all help the children to recognise what a prefix is. There are other prefixes as well which they may be able to spot in their reading and writing this week.

Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 8.2.21-20210205_133310-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics(Mrs Donougher's group) 8.2.21

 

 

Phonics lesson 1 8.2.21-20210205_131205-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 8.2.21

 

This week we will continue to work on the long and short "oo" sounds which are in all our spelling test words.  Today we have a game called "Boo!" concentrating on the long "oo" sound which Mr Jackson explains in the video.

 

How to play:

1. Cut out all the cards and place them face down on the table in one pile.
2. Take it in turns to choose a card and turn it over.
3. Try to read the word. If you get it right you can keep it. If you get it wrong it goes to the bottom of the centre pile.
4. If you turn over a "Boo!" card you have to put all your cards back in the centre. The "Boo!" card is put to one side so it can't be drawn again.
5. When all the centre pile is used up count your cards and see who has the most.

Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 8.2.21.mp4

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PSHE- Being responsible- Helping someone in need

Today we are learning about how we can help others and what being kind and thoughtful means and looks like in everyday situations. The activity sheet is attached as a separate template and the video is a link within the powerpoint slides, but here it is again if you are finding it difficult to locate. It is best accessed on a laptop or tablet as oppose to a phone.

 

https://schools.1decision.co.uk/info/videos-5-8/helping-someone-in-need-video-scorm/index.html

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What do you get if you cross a snowman with a vampire?

 

Frostbite!

Friday 5th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - What The Ladybird Heard

9.30am Maths - multiplication

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - multiplication

11.30am Spelling test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Mindfulness

Friday Reading 5.2.21

 

After a very busy week of writing we have a more practical reading activity today. First match the animals to their sounds on the worksheet.

 

Then see if you can recreate the map of the farm using objects at home and role play part of the story (including animal noises!)

 

If you want to record yourself telling and/or acting out part of the story we wpuld love to see it.

Friday Maths 5.2.21

 

We continue our multiplication topic by looking at number story problems today. In the video Mr Jackson shows you how to find the maths within the question and also how to draw your working out.

Friday Maths - multiplication 5.2.21-20210204_105949-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Friday Music - Feel Good Friday

 

This week we have something new for music. Our friends at Rocksteady Music have produced some online lessons for home learners and those at school. These are different from the lessons some of our children receive already from Rocksteady (see below).

 

Rocksteady's Feel Good Friday is a weekly online music lesson resource for schools. These lessons support the National Music Curriculum and are designed to be used by Primary School teachers in a classroom setting. Feel Good Friday lessons are different from Rocksteady Band Lessons, which focus on musicianship, and skills needed to play instruments in a band.

 

Although it says "Live Stream" on the link this is actually a recording so you can watch it at a time to suit you.

Feel Good Friday - KS1 - Friday 29th Jan

Fun and musical learning come together for your pupils with exclusive Live Streams. In each session, Rocksteady Band Leader, Tommy, will teach your pupils so...

Mindfulness

 

Theme for Friday; Resilience and bouncing back

Discuss how being resilient is how we deal with difficult situations and bounce back from tough

times. Difficulties are part of life and everyone has ups and downs. Discuss how we can do

things to help ourselves bounce back and be resilient.

 

Activity; Design your own resilience bookmark. Children put reminders on the bookmark – i.e ask for help, talk to someone, take deep breaths, get busy, get active etc... This could be in drawing form or writing. 

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What's the biggest mouse in the world?

 

A hippopotamouse!

Thursday 4th February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - What The Ladybird Heard

9.30am Maths - multiplication

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - multiplication

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Mindfulness

Thursday Reading 4.2.21

 

The activity today is a police interview about the events at the farm. The children need to choose one of the animals from the story and answer the questions in role to describe what happened.

 

Alternatively they could pretend to be one of the robbers and come up with answers to put the police off the hunt for the guilty parties!

Thursday Maths - multiplication 4.2.21

 

We are going to introduce the multiplication sign in our sentences today. The focus will be on multiplication stories and how we can write different mathematical sentences to go with them. At the end of the lesson there is also an opportunity to try Times Tables Rockstars again.

 

If you are looking for any additional maths work this week I have mentioned it in the video and posted it as a separate activity.

Thursday Maths - multiplication 4.2.21-20210203_092801-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 4.2.21

 

We are returning to plurals today with a game on the Phonics Play website which you can access via the link.

 

There is a Monopoly style game called "Phonopoly" to reinforce some of the sounds and spelling rules we have covered in recent weeks. This does require printing so if you are not able to (or would like some extra phonics activities) there are also some suggestions for some outdoors phonics if the weather allows!

Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 4.2.21

 

 

Phonics lesson 4 4.2.21-20210202_213651-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 4.2.21

 

We are going to look at both the long and short "oo" sounds today. There is a learning video and also an "oo" game to play.

 

Cut out the pictures and mix them up. Then see if you can match them to either the long "oo" (as in roof) or the short "oo" (as in book).

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Thursday Art 4.2.21

 

After the success of our previous Draw With Rob art lessons and the amazing Aboriginal art work last week we are going to do another lesson today with Rob Biddulph.

 

Rob is going to show us how to draw a robot. Follow the step by step instructions and see what you can come up with.

#DrawWithRob 51 Robot

✏️ARE YOU READY TO DRAW? Welcome to the very first #DrawWithRob Saturday Art Club! Today we are drawing a robot 🤖. All you need is a piece of paper, a penci...

Mindfulness

 

Theme: Living life mindfully.

 

Discuss with your child; 

What does this mean? Do the children have any experience of mindfulness and calming techniques and being present in the moment?

 

Task; Go for a mindfulness walk;

Notice what the air feels like on your skin Look at the sky – what can you see? Notice how the ground feels under your feet. Notice the shapes and colours around you. Notice any smells or scents. Listen for any sounds – what noises can you hear?

 

Or have a go at a calming technique with Cosmic Kids Zen Den. The link is below. 

Thought Bubbles | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids

Thought Bubbles | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids Jaime explains how thoughts work. They're a bit like bubbles - they come and go! POP!Have fun un...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Which insects are always grumpy?

 

Grumble bees!

Wednesday 3rd February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - What The Ladybird Heard

9.30am English - Cinderella

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - multiplication

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Science

(1.15pm 2D Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Mindfulness - Gratitude

Wednesday timetable.mp4

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Wednesday Reading 3.2.21

 

We are going to look at adjectives (describing words) today as we focus on the animals in the story. There are some examples on the activity sheet and then the children need to come up with their own describing words for the hen, the sheep and the hog.

 

You could also have a go at drawing some of the other characters in the story and come up with some describing words for them as well.

Wednesday English 3.2.21

 

For our last lesson we would like you to use the skills you have been practicing this week to write the opening of the story, up to when Cinderella arrives at the ball. The video models how to go about doing this. 

 

 

English lesson 5

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Wednesday Maths - Multiplication 3.2.21

 

This week we are going to look at multiplication. Today we will look at how we can make sets of objects containing the same number in each set, how we could write this as number sentences and how to count the sets.

 

The main focus in Year 2 is on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as beginning to learn times tables facts. Some children may move on to counting in other multiples as well. To help with multiplication we are introducing a website called "Times Tables Rockstars" which is widely using in KS2 at Castle Primary.

 

The second part of Mr Jackson's video lesson today takes you through how to access the website and which games to try. The log in details will be posted on Seesaw before the lesson.

Wednesday-Maths-Multiplication-3.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 3.2.21

 

More work on homophones today. Watch the homophone song video and then have a go at the game which is attached. If you can't print it you can always make your own game board and word cards.

 

The instructions are included on the attachment but if you want to make up your own game rules that is fine!

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 3.2.21

 

Phonics lesson 3 3.2.21-20210202_122934-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickeys's group) 3.2.21

 

Today we will look at the short "oo" sound for words such as "good" and "foot." Watch the video to find lots of words with the short "oo" sound.

 

The first activity is a sound spotter where you need to highlight any words you find containing the short "oo" sound.

 

The other activity asks the children to add the sound buttons and read the words.

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Wednesday Science 3.2.21

 

Continuing our science work this week we have a range of suggested activities and experiments from STEM which you can try at home with everyday equipment.

 

Choose whichever you would like as they are all relevant to National Curriculum Science in Year 2. They all have weblinks which will take you to the relevant resources. The Fun with Flight paper aeroplane challenge looks like fun if you can't decide which one to try.

 

We would love to see any photos, videos or written work from your experiments and activities.

Mindfulness

 

The theme for today is gratitude. Think about the things in your life you are grateful for. This is entirely personal but could be things like family, favourite foods etc... 

 

Task; Create a gratitude tree using the template provided. Add words or pictures onto paper leaves and then stick them on the tree. Or you could make your own with the materials you have at home. If possible you could even make notes to hang on the branches of a tree or plant.  

 

Take care x

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Two hedgehogs are in the road by a zebra crossing.

 

One says "Don't cross here!"

 

The other one replies "Why not?"

 

"Look what happened to this zebra!"

Tuesday 2nd February

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - What The Ladybird Heard

9.30am English - Cinderella

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Cinderella

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

(1.15pm 2J Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Mindfulness - Connecting With People

timetable 2.2.21.mp4

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Tuesday Reading 2.2.21

 

Today we are going to focus on the directions the thieves came up with to steal the fine prize cow.

 

Watch the story again to remind you of the sequence before matching the sentences to the pictures and numbering the order of the directions.

 

Once you have done that draw the correct directions on the map of the farm.

Tuesday English 2.2.21

Englihs lesson 3 2.2.21-20210201_182746-Meeting Recording.mp4

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English lesson 4 2.2.21-20210201_184015-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Mrs Donougher's adverb warm up

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Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 2.2.21

 

Today we are going to look at homophones. These are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.

 

Watch the video to see examples of homophones and then have a go at the sentence activity to find the correct word.

 

Remember from our work on contractions that a word such as you're is the shortened version of you are. Mixing up "your" and "you're" is one of the most common mistakes made by children (and adults!) when spelling homophones.

 

There is also a link to the Wordwall website where you can have a go at playing the Homophone Quiz.

Know Homophones

Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 2.2.21

Phonics lesson 2 2.2.21-20210201_114200-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 2.2.21

 

Today we are going to concentrate on the long "oo" sound.

 

Watch the Alphablocks video and then try the activity sheets. The first one has real and nonsense words containing the "oo" sound which need to be coloured in 2 different colours.

 

The other activity involves sounding out and writing "oo" words to match the pictures.

Tuesday PE 2.2.21

 

Our challenges this week from the Hampshire School Games Organisers include a great game called "Battleships." There are also other daily ways to keep fit and active which you could try.

 

Also look out for Netball Challenge 4 from Mrs Ricketts.

Mindfulness

 

You have all been doing a brilliant job at trying your best to keep up with the academic learning we have been providing. However, we also value the importance of mental well being in these challenging times. For the rest of this week we will share a theme, discussion point and activity for you and your child to do each day. This should only take around 20 minutes. There is no expectation for you to share your responses to the activities with us but of course you can if you would like!

 

Tuesday's theme; Connecting with people. Discuss what this means with your child and why it is important. Activity; Make a surprise un-birthday card for someone special and let them know why they are special to you.

 

Take care x

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What do you call a cow on a trampoline?

 

A milk shake!

Monday 1st February

 

Welcome to another week of Home Learning! It's hard to believe we are already in Week 5 and once again thank you to everyone for the amazing efforts you are making to support your children's learning.

 

This week we have a new book for our reading activities called "What The Ladybird Heard" by Julia Donaldson. Our English work will be based on a traditional fairytale, Cinderella, and will focus on punctuation, past and present tense, describing phrases and the use of adverbs.  In Maths we will be looking at the initial stages of multiplication and encouraging the children to begin learning their times tables. The afternoons will continue to feature Music, Art and PE along with some Science work on seasonal change and carrying out experiments with things you can find at home.

 

There is also still time to enter the Joke of the Week competition which is being held over from last week. If you haven't already seen it then click on the video lower down the page to watch the Week 1 Joke of the Week competition.

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - What The Ladybird Heard

9.30am English - Cinderella

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Cinderella

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Science - Seasonal Change

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Welcome to Week 5 and Monday timetable.mp4

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Monday Reading 1.2.21

 

Our new book this week is called "What The Ladybird Heard" by Julia Donaldson. Enjoy the story and have a go at the story sequencing activity.

 

You need to number the boxes under the pictures to show the order of events and then draw lines to match the captions to the pictures.

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Monday English 1.2.21

 

Listen to Mrs Donougher read the story in the video. Feel free to read your own version of Cinderella if you have that at home too! Pictures for you to print, cut out and sequence are attached or you could draw your own story map.

English lesson 1

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English lesson 2 1.2.21-20210129_222508-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 1.2.21

 

This week our phonics lessons are going to look at some of the rules and sounds we have previously covered as well as a little more work on plurals which feature in our spellings this week.

 

Today the focus will be on the suffixes -ing, -ed, -est, -en, -er, -s, -y. Watch the video explaining the spelling rules and then have a go at the activity to add suffixes to the root words.

Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 1.2.21-20210129_145740-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 1.2.21

 

This week we are looking at the long and short sounds in words made by "oo." Watch the song and then Mr Jackson will explain the activity for today.

 

You need to match the words to the pictures and also add the sound buttons.

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Monday Science - Seasonal Change 1.2.21

 

This week we are going to look at some of our Year 2 science curriculum starting with a lesson on seasonal change. The lesson is delivered by an organisation called STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

 

There is a video lesson which you need to watch as it explains what to do and poses questions for the children. There are opportunities to pause the video and complete the tasks. There is also a link provided for a song about the seasons.

 

The worksheets required are attached and there is an extra challenge at the end to make a windsock or a rain gauge.

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do you make an apple puff?

 

Chase it round the garden!

Year 2 Joke of the Week competition

 

Thank you to everyone who entered the Joke of the Week competition. Here they are for you all to enjoy. I hope I haven't missed anyone - let me know if I did!

 

As it proved so popular we are going to run another competition this week so either send in another joke or have a go for the first time if you didn't enter the first time. The expert judging panel will be meeting on Monday to choose a winner for Week 1.

 

Look out next week for some jokes from the teachers as we are inviting contributions from across the school!

Joke of the Week 1a.mp4

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Friday 29th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Peace At Last

9.30am Maths - Length

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Length

11.30am Spelling Test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Friday Reading 29.1.21

 

As you now know the story "Peace At Last" really well the first activity today is a book review.

 

There is also a true or false activity and a word search to complete.

Friday Maths 29.1.21

 

Today we are going to be looking at measuring length using the standard units of metres and centimetres. There are lots of practical measuring activities to try along with more worksheet based problems.

 

If you don't have a ruler in the house you can find them to download on the internet or for the metre ruler you could cut a piece of string to approximately one metre.

 

I am posting some extra maths for those who would like to do it separately. Don't feel you have to do that as well but it is there if you want more to do!

Friday-Maths.mp4

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Here are some extra maths activities if you would like to try them!

Friday Music - Walking the Dog 29.1.21

 

Our music this week is based around a piece of music called "Walking the Dog" by American composer George Gershwin.

 

Have fun with the sounds and rhythms. See if you can create your own action sequence to go with the music.

 

As with the previous music presentations you can either use the one on the school website where the links to the music are live or click on "View Original" at the bottom of the page on Seesaw.

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do you make a bandstand?

 

Take away their chairs!

Thursday 28th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Peace At Last

9.30am Maths - Length

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Length

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art - Aboriginal Pictures

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Thursday Reading 28.1.21

 

Today we have a comprehension activity and part of the story with missing words to fill in related to our "Peace At Last" book.

Thursday Maths - Length

 

We are going to concentrate on measuring using non standard units today such as paper clips or drinking straws. Tomorrow the focus will be on standard units of centimetres and metres.

 

There are lots of activities and worksheets today. You are welcome to try them all if you wish but don't feel that you have to do everything!

Thursday Maths 28.1.21.mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 28.1.21

 

There are 2 activities looking at plurals today.

 

The first features irregular plurals which don't always fit the rules we have introduced this week.

 

The other activity is a word search where you must first work out the plural and then find it amongst the letters.

Mrs Donougher's phonics group

Lesson 4 28.1.21

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 28.1.21

 

The activity today involves reading words containing the "ea" sound. If it is a real word you colour it in one colour and if it is an "alien" word you choose a different colour.

Thursday Art 28.1.21

 

We are going to explore Aboriginal paintings as part of our topic on Australia. Here Mr Jackson explains the features of the pictures and Mrs Varndell demonstrates how you could produce your own piece of Aboriginal art.

 

Although we usually make use of chalks and paint for these pictures you can use other media such as colouring pencils and felt tips.

Thursday-Art-28121.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What is a kangaroo's favourite type of music?

 

Hip hop!

Wednesday 27th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Peace At Last

9.30am English - Tiddalik the Frog

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Length

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Geography

(1.15pm 2D Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Wednesday timetable 27.1.21.mp4

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Wednesday Reading 27.1.21

 

We are going to look at nouns and adjectives again today. See if you can identify the correct words on the attached sheets.

 

Remember

 

noun = an object or thing

adjective = a describing word

English

Wednesday Maths - Length 27.1.21

 

We will be revising our knowledge of measuring length and height this week with the focus on using comparative language (eg. short/shorter/shortest/long/longer/longest).

 

We will start with non-standard units such as measuring using multilink cubes or pencils and then move onto the standard units of centimetres and metres.

Wednesday Maths 1.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 27.1.21

 

There are 2 activities to practise plurals today, a game and a worksheet.

 

You can choose which you would like to do or have a go at both if you would like.

Mrs Donougher's phonics group

Phonics 27.1.21

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickeys's group) 27.1.21

 

Today we have a Lotto game to practise our "ea" sounds.

 

Cut out the picture cards and mix them up. Can you match the picture to the correct word on the Lotto board?

Wednesday Geography 27.1.21

 

We are going to continue our research on Australia today and complete our reports. Remember you should just choose the key information for each topic. You don't have to include everything!

 

For those who ran out of steam on Monday and didn't complete the section on animals I suggest you finish that and then choose to do either landmarks or people today.

Wednesday Geography.mp4

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Story

'Are we there yet' part 2

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What do fishermen catch at night?

 

Starfish!

Tuesday 26th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Peace At Last

9.30am English - Tiddalik the Frog

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Tiddalik the Frog

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

(1.15pm 2J Virtual Meeting)

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Timetable 26.1.21.mp4

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Tuesday Reading 26.1.21

 

We are going to focus on the use of words in the story today. There is a wordsearch to get the children thinking about the key vocabulary and then a definition activity. If the children don't know what some of the words mean they can use a dictionary or ask an adult!

Tuesday English 26.1.21

 

English lesson 3 is split into two parts focused on writing an opening to the story with a character description of Tiddalik the frog. 

 

There is not much writing involved in lesson 4. It is more about thinking of ideas for your own ending to the story. 

English lesson 3 part 1

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English lesson 3 part 2

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English lesson 4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 26.1.21

 

We are continuing to look at spelling rules for plural nouns today. Watch the BBC Bitesize video and try the activities as a reminder of what we did on Monday.

 

Then have a go at the plurals crossword.

Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 26.1.21

 

 

Here are the two links for the video. Learn about the alternative ie sound with Mr Thorne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBqj6SPlG-0

 

Here is the link to play acorn adventures. The teaching video explains how to play the game. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Sneaky_Squirrels.html

Phonics lesson 2

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 26.1.21

 

Today we are going to do more practise on sound buttons for words with the "ea" sound. There is also a word puzzle game - cut the words into pieces and ask the children to make the word by sounding it out and building it with the cut out sounds.

Tuesday PE 26.1.21

 

Today we have some more PE activities from the Hampshire School Games team including noughts and crosses.

 

Watch out for the next Netball Challenge from Mrs Ricketts which will also be posted later on Tuesday.

Story

 

Are we there yet part 1

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do bees get to school?

 

On the school buzz!

Monday 25th January

 

Welcome to another week of home learning. We continue to be hugely impressed by the enormous efforts families are making to ensure that the children are able to continue with their education during this time. This week we have a new book for Reading activities called "Peace At Last" by Jill Murphy. Our English lessons will be based on an Aboriginal story about a giant frog called Tiddalik who drank all the water in the world. In Maths we will look at measuring length using non standard units (eg. cubes, bricks, cars) to measure and compare objects, and also introduce the standard units of metres and centimetres. Our Geography topic continues with research about Australian weather, people, animals and landmarks. We will also have Music, Art and PE on the timetable again.

 

Thanks to all those who entered the Joke of the Week competition. The video is on this page for you to enjoy. We will be running the competition again this week if you would like to enter and will hopefully include jokes from some of the teachers!

 

Have a great week.

 

Mr Jackson and Mrs Donougher

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Peace At Last

9.30am English - Tiddalik the Frog

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Tiddalik the Frog

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Geography

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Monday timetable and Week 4 activities.mp4

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Monday Reading - Peace At Last

 

We are continuing to share books by the author Jill Murphy this week. We have previously used "Five Minutes Peace" for our reading activities and also "Whatever Next" for those of you who travelled to the Moon in our music lesson.

 

This week the book is called "Peace At Last." If you don't have a copy of the book at home there is a link to watch and listen to the story online. The activities are very similar to those completed last week for "The Rainbow Fish" as we would really like to reinforce the understanding of nouns, verbs and adjectives.

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Monday English

 

Lesson 1 of our English this week involves making predictions, asking questions and listening to a new story. Lesson 2 focuses on understanding word meaning. 

English lesson 1 25.1.21-20210122_110706-Meeting Recording.mp4

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English 2 25.1.21-20210122_155723-Meeting Recording.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 25.1.21

 

This week we are going to look and singular and plural nouns. For most nouns if you have more than one then you add "s," "es" or "ies" to the word. For example dog -dogs, bush - bushes, baby - babies.

 

Watch the videos which explain and also introduce some exceptions to the rules before having a go at the activity.

Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group).mov

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group) 25.1.21

 

 

This week we continue to learn about alternative pronunciations. Lesson 1 is all about the sounds 'ow' can make. 

Phonics lesson 1

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group) 25.1.21

 

This week we are going to be learning about the "ea" sound in the middle of words. Watch the first video to look at words with the "ea" sound and revise how to add sound buttons.

 

Then watch Mr Jackson explain how to complete today's "Break and Make" activity to create words using the "ea" sound.

Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)1.mov

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Monday Geography 25.1.21

 

We are continuing with our topic on Australia this week by learning about the people, weather, animals and landmarks found there.

 

Watch Mr Jackson explain how we can use information books to research a topic, make notes and turn them into a report.

 

See if you can come up with any of your own facts as well.

Monday Geography 25.1.21.mov

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Story

 

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What is a pirate's favourite subject at school?

 

Arrrrt!

Year 2 Art Gallery

 

Here are some amazing pictures from Year 2 inspired by our "Draw with Rob" lesson last week where we learnt how to draw a pug. Enjoy the gallery and if anyone from Year 2 would still like their picture included just let Mr Jackson know.

Year 2 Art Gallery.mp4

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Friday 22nd January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Rainbow Fish

9.30am Maths - Shape and Pattern

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Shape and Pattern

11.30am Spelling Test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Dance with Mrs Donougher

Friday Greeting

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Friday Reading

 

Our Rainbow Fish activities to end the week include a comprehension, word search and book review.

 

We hope you enjoyed the story this week. Look out for a new book starting on Monday.

Friday Maths - Shape and Pattern

 

We complete our topic on shape and pattern today by introducing the shapes semi circle and quarter circle. We are also going to investigate the properties of 3D shapes.

Friday Maths Shape and Pattern.mov

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Friday Music - You Got Rhythm

 

Following on from the Hampshire Music Service activity last week we have a new one on rhythm. The children tried some of this in the Autumn Term and particularly enjoyed the "Sweet Beets" section.

 

I have attached a sheet for composing your own rhythms and a short demo video.

Friday Music You Got Rhythm.mov

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Dance with Mrs Donougher

 

Dance with Mrs Donougher (Whole dance)

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Why did the chicken get sent off during the football match?

 

For persistent fowl play!

Thursday 21st January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Rainbow Fish

9.30am Maths - Shape and Pattern

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Shape and Pattern

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Dance with Mrs Donougher

Thursday 21.1.21 timetable.mp4

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Thursday Reading

 

There are 2 Rainbow Fish activities today. In the first you need to read part of the story and work out where to put the choice of missing words.

 

The second activity is a series of questions to which you need to indicate a true or false answer.

Thursday Maths - Shape and Pattern

 

We are going to look at making patterns using 3D shapes today using size, colour and shape as we did with 2D shapes yesterday. There is also the opportunity to set some shape challenges for your teachers as well.

 

We then move on to using our knowledge of shape in order to solve maths problems. For those who would like further activities the White Rose Maths pages will be posted as an additional activity.

Thursday Maths Shape and Pattern.mov

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Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

We are going to practise reading and writing "le" ending words today with the help of "The Boasting Uncles."

 

Watch the song and see if you can come up with your own boastful "le" sentences using the "Boasting Record!"

The Boasting Uncles

Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

 

Mrs Donougher's phonics group

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

Watch the "ay" video to practise the sound and then have a go at the Roll and Read game. Each time you roll a number on the dice read one of the words on that row of the sheet. If you get it right you can colour it in. If you roll a number and have already coloured in all the words on that row then try again (or miss a go if more than 1 of you is playing).

 

Have fun!

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Thursday Art - Draw with Rob

 

After your very positive feedback from our previous Draw with Rob lesson we are going to do another one this week. Watch the step by step video demonstrating how to draw an alien (which fits rather well with our Bob the Astronaut work this week).

 

We would like to create another art gallery as we did for our pug dogs to share with all of Year 2, so when you post your picture on Seesaw please indicate if you are happy for it to be shared.

#DrawWithRob 5 Alien

DrawWithRob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures together. Please hit subscribe and sh...

Dance with Mrs Donougher

Dance with Mrs Donougher part 4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Which animal can jump higher than the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

 

All animals - bridges can't jump!

Wednesday 20th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Rainbow Fish

9.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - Shape and Pattern

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Dance with Mrs Donougher

Timetable 20.1.21.mp4

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Wednesday Reading

 

In The Rainbow Fish today we are going to be looking at nouns and verbs. See if you can identify all of them.

 

Remember:

 

Nouns = things/objects

Verbs = actions

Wednesday English

 

 

English Lesson 5.mp4

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Wednesday Maths

 

Today we start a new maths topic on shape and pattern. Some of the work is revision from Year 1 , particularly on 2D shape, before we move on to Year 2 content.

 

Mr Jackson takes you through the different attributes we can use to make a pattern (such as size, colour and shape) before setting you a task to challenge your teachers!

Wednesday Maths Shape and Pattern.mov

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

We are going to look at another spelling rule for "le" ending words today which should help when deciding if a word has a single or double letter in it (eg. table, apple).

 

Mr Jackson's video explains the rule (clue - it has something to do with the vowel sound) and we have another visit to Vowel Boot Camp.

 

There are also some "le" word finding and spelling activities for you to try.

Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group).mov

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Between the Lions: Vowel Boot Camp: not-note

All right, lower case letterheads! It's time for another episode of Vowel Boot Camp. Today's drill is about how Silent e turns the short o sound into the lo...

Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

Phonics lesson 3 20.1.21Here is the link for the first video to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC0XpKQoJOQ Here is the link for acorn adventures on phonics play. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/acorn-adventures

 

 Also here is a reminder for the phonics play login username: jan21 password: home

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

We are going to play "ay" word bingo today and also have a go at putting sound buttons on the words. Watch Mr Jackson for a reminder about how to draw the sound buttons and a demonstration of the game.

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Wednesday PE

 

Netball Challenge Week 2

 

Watch Mrs Ricketts introduce her latest netball challenge which is all about footwork and see how many you can do in 30 seconds.

 

School Games Challenge Week 2

 

We also have a version of the Rock - Paper - Scissors game for you to try with the winner challenging their partner to do an exercise. In addition here are some further 5 minute daily fitness activities to keep you active.

Mrs Ricketts' Weekly Netball Challenge - 2.mp4

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Dance with Mrs Donougher

 

 

Dance with Mrs Donougher 3.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What is yellow and dangerous?

 

Shark infested custard!

Tuesday 19th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Rainbow Fish

9.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Geography

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Dance with Mrs Donougher

Tuesday timetable.mp4

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Tuesday Reading

 

Today's activity looks at the characters and settings within the story of The Rainbow Fish. See if you can come up with a range of adjectives to describe what you can see in the pictures.

 

Use the adjectives from yesterday to help with your description of Rainbow Fish.

Tuesday English

 

English lesson 3 and 4. 19.1.21 Just to reiterate tickly was spelt right, but I missed tentacles! It has an 'a' in the word not an 'i'. Also the piece of writing annotated in the video has been updated. 

Tuesday English.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

We are going to continue to explore words ending in "le." The activity today asks you to spell a range of words which all end in "le" (ignore the bit in the instructions about writing letters in a different colour if they contain an ascender or descender).

 

It can become confusing when we look at words with the same sound at the end but spelt differently (such as "al" or "el"). Watch the singing nuns video to give you some ideas about how to spot which spelling to use in a word. I think the makers of the video were somewhat influenced by Monty Python!

Nessy Spelling Strategy | Learn to use suffixes -le -al -el with the Singing Nun | Educational Song

le -al and -el all make the same sound at the end of a word. So how do you know which one to pick? Sing along and learn when to use el, le or al! ► Subscri...

Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

Here is the link for the Geraldine the giraffe video.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ87r4TxvO8

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

Watch the Alphablocks video to practise "ay" and also learn about other letters that can make the same sound. Then have a go at the "ay" Treasure Map activity.

 

Follow the instructions to create words with the "ay" sound which lead to the treasure! Can you put any of your "ay" words into sentences?

Alphablocks Series 4 - Name

When A gets hiccups, she can't say her own name - but Magic E and friends sing a song to help her remember.This episode introduces the long A sound, the digr...

Tuesday Geography

 

Hope you all had a good flight to Sydney!

 

Today we are going to be looking at a map of Australia and learning about the territories and cities of the country. There is a map for you to fill in the names of the places we will look at (see separate activity post).

 

We are also going to explore some of those cities and try to make comparisons between Australia and the United Kingdom, looking at similarities and differences between one of the Australian cities and the area where we live.

Tuesday Geography.mov

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Dance with Mrs Donougher

 

 

Dance with Mrs Donougher 2.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Why should you be careful if it's raining cats and dogs?

 

You might step in a poodle!

Monday 18th January

 

Welcome to Week 3 of Home learning. This week we will be continuing the Bob the Astronaut story and trying to write our own version. In Maths we start a new topic on shape and pattern whilst our new book of the week for Reading will be Rainbow Fish.  There is a new Geography topic comparing where we live with Australia along with some PE, Music and the return of "Draw with Rob" for Art. We will also continue to set Phonics for the 3 different groups leading to the spelling test on Friday.

 

Have a good week and we look forward to seeing more of your amazing work.

 

Mr Jackson & Mrs Donougher

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Rainbow Fish

9.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Geography

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Dance with Mrs Donougher

Reading

 

Our new book of the week for reading is "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister. If you don't have a copy of the book there is a link here to listen to the story being read by Ernest Borgnine (who your parents might recognise).

 

Each day we will be posting new activities to go with the story. Today enjoy the book or watch the video and then have a go at the activity on describing words (adjectives).

The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

The Rainbow Fish is written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister and read by Ernest Borgnine. The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish w...

English

 

 

Monday English 1.mp4

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Monday English 2.mp4

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Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

This week we are going to be looking at the suffix "le" which we find at the end of lots of words. In the videos this week Mr Jackson explains some of the rules which help us to spell "le" ending words. Today we are looking at sorting "le" words into different groups according to vowels and consonants. There is also a short video reminding the children which letters are vowels and which are consonants.

Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group) 1.mov

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Between the Lions: Vowel Boot Camp: rip-ripe

With their own unique brand of military precision, the soldiers of Between the Lions' "Vowel Boot Camp" demonstrate the difference between the short "i" soun...

Monday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

Phonics today looks at the letter g and the alternative sound it makes in words such as 'giant' and 'orange'. Watch the lesson and then have a go at the activity attached.

 

A reminder of the login for phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  username: jan21 password: home

 

Here is the video mentioned in the lesson to practice recognising the different sounds the g makes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL4WykIuCRw

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Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

Our sound this week is "ay" and we will using some of the activities we tried last week when we practised the "er" sound. Today Mr Jackson will revisit Rainbow Letters to help make words with the "ay" sound.

 

Once you've had a go at the Rainbow Letters activity you could do some more practise on the Phonics Play website which is currently free to use. Go to:

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

username: jan21

password: home

 

Try the Buried Treasure game and select Phase 3. All the sounds on here are useful to practise.

Monday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group).mov

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Geography

 

We are starting a new Geography topic this week exploring Australia and comparing it to where we live. Despite the current travel restrictions we will be flying from Heathrow today to begin our journey!

 

There are video links so that the children can experience take off and landing, along with activities to identify hot and cold countries and the continents and oceans of the world.

Monday Geography.mov

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Dance with Mrs Donougher

Dance with Mrs Donougher 1.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What do you call a magician's dog?

 

A labracadabrador!

Friday 15th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - 5 Minutes Peace

9.30am Maths - addition and subtraction

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - addition and subtraction

11.30am Spelling Test

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Music

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Friday timetable and a competition!.mp4

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Friday Reading

 

To end our week on Five Minutes Peace there is a sorting activity using words from the story. You will need to sort them into adjectives, nouns and verbs.

 

Remember:

 

Adjectives = describing words

Nouns = things or objects

Verbs = actions

 

Mr Jackson talks you through this in the video.

Friday Reading.mov

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Friday Maths

 

Today we will be using some of the addition and subtraction methods practised over the last couple of weeks and also looking at how we can carry out mental calculations. In the video Mr Jackson recaps some of the methods used so far and introduces some new ones. If you child is comfortable working out the answers in their head that is great but if any of the questions prove tricky there is no problem drawing working out or using objects such as the tens and ones.

 

There is also an additional activity called Pyramid Maths if you want something extra to challenge you.

Friday-Maths.mp4

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Spelling Test

 

Here are the words for the spelling test this week. Remember to mix up the order of the words in the list so that your child has to really think about the spelling patterns. Also only do the words for your child's spelling group. These all link with the Phonics lessons they have completed this week.

 

We are also posting the new spellings to work on for next week.

Music

 

Our music lesson this week links with our History topic of the journey to the Moon.

 

The resource from Hampshire Music Service is a Powerpoint which contains all the links to the music and stories you will need for the lesson. Simply follow the presentation from the beginning and when you click on a link it will take you to the relevant clip.

Storytime

 

Enjoy a story with Mrs Donougher to end the week.

Storytime.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke Competition!

 

Those of you who have been using the school website will know that I have been posting a Joke of the Day each day since we started lockdown. I suggested children might like to send in jokes and some of you have done so as you will see in the video.

 

Starting on Monday we are going to be running a Joke of the Week competition. Please send in your entries either by writing your joke or preferably recording a video of yourself telling it! The best one in the opinion of the judging panel will win a prize.

 

For inspiration and more details watch the video.

Joke of the Week.mp4

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Thursday 14th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - 5 Minutes Peace

9.30am Maths - subtraction

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - subtraction

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm History

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Reading

 

We are going to have a closer look at the meaning of some of the words in Five Minutes Peace. The words and their definitions (meanings) have been mixed up. See if you can sort them out into the correct order.

 

We have also attached a copy of the book. See if you can find the words on the list as when you read them within the sentence the meaning may become clearer. The answer sheet is included but don't look before you have a go for yourself!

 

As an extra challenge you could try to put the words into your own sentences.

Maths

 

Today we are going to look at taking away using the vertical subtraction method. Watch Mr Jackson's video as he explains the different ways you could find the answers.

 

For those who would like some additional maths activities there will be an addition and subtraction booklet posted to revise what we have covered over the last 2 weeks. This is an extra so please complete the work from the main part of the lesson first!

Thursday Maths.mov

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Thursday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

More opportunities to practise contractions today. There are some worksheets looking at using apostrophes for contractions and a contraction snap game. Also there is a short video to view called "Invasion of the Apostrophes."

Nessy Spelling Strategy | Apostrophes - When To Use Them | Learn to Spell

This Nessy video strategy explains apostrophe contractions.When is it appropriate to use an apostrophe? You can use one when you contract two words into one ...

Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

If you would like to have another go at the tricky words trucks game in this lesson or you would like to have a go at the other games on the website as extra to support your child's phonics skills, then here is the free login for phonics play.

 

username: jan21

password: home

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Thursday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group).mp4

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Thursday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

Today we have an episode of the Alphablocks programme. There are a number of sounds covered with "er" appearing in the last section.

 

There is also an activity to read and colour in real and nonsense (alien) words.

Alphablocks - Volume 3 Episode 16 - Fair (Digraph ER and Trigraphs AIR, URE, EAR)

History

 

We have reached the end of our History topic on the first Moon landing today. We are going to look at the arguments for and against space exploration and decide whether or not we think it is a good idea.

 

As it is the last session on this topic there is an extra activity where we look at commemorating the first people to visit the Moon by asking the children to design a special stamp.

Thursday History.mov

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Why is Cinderella so bad at football?

 

Because she is always running away from the Ball!

Wednesday 13th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - 5 Minutes Peace

9.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths - subtraction

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm PE

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Wednesday timetable.mp4

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Reading

 

Look at the picture and consider how Mrs Large would feel at this point in the story. Also try to explain why you think she feels that way. Also think about how the children are feeling.

English

 

Today Mrs Donougher is going to take you through the process of editing the children's writing from yesterday to make corrections and improvements. Watch the video and then help your child to make the necessary alterations.

 

To reiterate what is said in the video, we wouldn't expect your child to do any more editing than the target from Mrs Donougher, but it is good practise for them to re-read their work and correct punctuation like capital letters and full stops as they read it back . We don't want you to pull apart lots of things your child could improve as we wouldn't want to dishearten them. The examples on the video illustrate the different aspects of the writing that could potentially be edited

 

Now write a finished version (in best handwriting) which we call re-publishing at school.  If your child wrote a lot the first time then you could re-publish just a section of it. 

Bob Lesson 5.mp4

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Maths

 

Today we start a new unit of work on subtraction. The methods should be familiar from the work last week on addition. We will be looking at counting back on a number line and also vertical subtraction using tens and ones.

 

Mr Jackson will again be producing daily videos to talk you through the process and explain the activities.

Wednesday Maths subtraction.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

You get a rest from watching a video of me today in Phonics!! Instead watch the video from BBC Bitesize which reinforces the way in which contractions work. There is also an activity attached where you need to highlight the conjunctions in the piece of writing and then write out the full version of each contraction.

Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

 

Mrs Donougher's Phonics Lesson 3.mp4

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Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

Watch Mr Jackson showing you how to put sound buttons on your spelling words this week and see if you can do it yourself. There is also a phoneme spotter activity attached. Find all the words on the page which contain the "er" sound and highlight them.

Wednesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group).mp4

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Wednesday PE Part 1

 

We have 2 sections to our PE lesson today. The first is a netball challenge from Mrs Ricketts. Over the course of the year she coaches netball to each year group for a half term. During lockdown she is going to produce a weekly challenge and week 1 is here. She has also recorded a video of herself taking on the challenge. See if you can beat her score!

 

Mrs Ricketts Netball Challenge No. 1 Mrs Ricketts is setting you a weekly netball challenge to help develop your skills for when we eventually return to school and get some time together on the netball court.

 

Can you beat Mrs Ricketts? You will need a target - something to aim for that collects the items you are throwing. This could be a bucket, a box, or a cushion to aim for. Set yourself up 2m away from your target with 20 soft items - these could be 20 pairs of socks, or small soft toys. Can you beat Mrs Ricketts' score? Good luck! Over the week, can you perfect your skills and improve your score? If you find it easy, how could you make it more challenging?

Challenge 1 - Can you beat Mrs Ricketts?

You will need a target - something to aim for that collects the items you are throwing. This could be a bucket, a box, or a cushion to aim for. Set yourself ...

Wednesday PE Part 2

 

We are also supporting the Hampshire School Games Energise Schools programme. Each week they are publishing ideas for daily PE activities you can do indoors or outdoors at home. Today we are going to try the Snakes and Ladders warm up game which will be demonstrated by Mr Jackson and his daughter Ella! As it is filmed outside you might need to turn the sound up. The game board is attached along with a set of daily activities you might like to try.

 

Have fun!

Wednesday PE with Mr J and Ella.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

Which is the best day to cook bacon?

 

Fry - day!

Tuesday 12th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - 5 Minutes Peace

9.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm History

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Reading

 

Today you can listen to the story of Five Minutes Peace read by Mrs Donougher. Then have a go at the story sequencing activity. You will need to put the pictures in the right order first and then have a go at re-telling the story using the pictures as a prompt.

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English

 

Today we are using the Bob's Best Ever Friend book to explore adverbs and to create a wanted poster for his new best friend. Watch Mrs Donougher's videos which explain the activities. 

 

As we always tell you there is nothing wrong with making mistakes. In the spirit of this please note that in the Lesson 3 video the tic tac toe game is about adverbs (not adjectives) and in Lesson 4 there is a spelling mistake - see if you can spot it!

 

We are not expecting the first attempt at the wanted poster to be perfect as tomorrow's lesson will be looking at how we can edit and improve our work. Please don't be tempted to correct any errors your child might make at this stage or there will be nothing to edit tomorrow!

Tuesday English Lesson 3.mp4

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Tuesday English Lesson 4.mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group)

 

Here is another activity to practise recognising contractions.

Tuesday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group).mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group)

 

 

 Mrs Donougher made a mistake with getting you to write down 'vault' as although this is spelt 'au' it is a different pronunciation to the 'au' sound we are learning about.

Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Donougher's group).mp4

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Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group)

 

Have a go at the worksheet and game to practise the "er" sound in words.

Tuesday Phonics (Mrs Hickey's group).mov

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History

 

We are going to be researching exactly what Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did while they were on the Moon using the video evidence and also written accounts from the time of the Moon landing. The children are encouraged to take on the role of a news reporter to share the information they find.

Tuesday History.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do aliens get their baby to sleep?

 

They rocket!

Monday 11th January

 

Hello Year 2 and welcome to Week 2 of home learning. As last week we will be posting work each day on Seesaw and the school website, along with a suggested timetable for the day. If you can't follow the timetable exactly don't worry as we appreciate you are all juggling so many things at home. You can't necessarily help your child with English at 9.30am if you are simultaneously on a conference call or changing a nappy although I know some of you are trying to do this! Fit it in where you can and remember that at school we do expect the children to work independently as well so you don't always have to sit with them for every second of the activity.

 

We are being asked by the Department for Education to monitor engagement in home learning. The vast majority of you are posting on Seesaw so it is easy for us to see who is engaged. For those who are not and might be accessing the work through the website please can you email the class teacher to let us know what you have been doing and perhaps attach some of the work. Also for those of you sending your children to school for part of the week it is expected that you engage with the home learning on the days your child is at home.

 

Have a good week and let us know if we can help further.

 

Mr Jackson & Mrs Donougher

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The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - 5 Minutes Peace prediction activity

9.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

10.15am Break

10.30am English - Bob the Astronaut

11.30am Phonics

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm History

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

Reading

 

This week we will be using the book '5 Minutes Peace' by Jill Murphy. We thought this an appropriate choice given the circumstances!

 

Today we are asking the children to predict what the story might be about using only the information on the front cover. If your child has seen the book before and knows what happens challenge them to write only what we could find out from the cover of the book.

 

Watch out tomorrow for Mrs Donougher reading the story which will be posted here.

English

 

We are using the story Bob's Best Ever Friend to teach using a possessive apostrophe and commas. Watch the videos where Mrs Donougher explains how the activities work.

Monday English 1.mp4

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Monday English 2.mp4

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Phonics

 

Today we introduce our phonics lessons which correspond with the spellings for the week posted on Friday. The children are split into 3 phonics/spelling groups and will know which one they are in. Here are videos and activities for each group.

Mr Jackson's group

 

We are looking at contractions this week where we use an apostrophe to represent one of the letters. 

Monday Phonics (Mr Jackson's group).mp4

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Mrs Donougher's group
Today's sound is "aw" along with revision of previous sounds.  Mrs Donougher's webcam froze half way through, but you can still hear  and see what she is doing. When it is the dictated sentence part at the end all she is doing is counting the words with her fingers, which the children are familiar with.

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Mrs Hickey's group

 

We are looking at the "er" sound and practising how to sound out words for spelling and blend sounds for reading.

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History

 

Today we are looking at what the first astronaut on the Moon said and why the Moon mission was so important. Your task is to think about what you would have said if you were the first person to step on the Moon.

 

Mr Jackson also has a go at answering your astronaut questions from last week on the video.

Monday History.mp4

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Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

How do you know when the Moon has had enough to eat?

 

When it's full!

Friday 8th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading -Winnie and Wilbur(see post on Wednesday) or Oxford Owl/home book

9.30am Maths

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths

11.30am Grammar (past and present tense)

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Art

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

3.20pm Hometime!

Reading - you can either finish the Winnie and Wilbur activities originally posted on Wednesday, use the free ebooks on the Oxford Owl website or read a book from home.

Maths

 

Today we look at how to add 2 digit numbers when we need to regroup the ones as they add up to more than 9. Watch Mr Jackson's "How to.. " video and complete the activities. 

Friday Maths 1

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Friday Maths 2

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Grammar

 

Have a look at Mrs Donougher's video on past and present tense. She will talk you through the activities to help the children spell words ending in -ed.

Past and Present Tense

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Art

 

Draw with Rob is a draw-along video series created by Rob Biddulph during the first lockdown to provide drawing activities for children to do alongside their parents. They are so good even Mr Jackson can do them (2J know all about his inability to draw!) so have a go at this challenge to draw a pug.

#DrawWithRob 23 Teddy

✏️ARE YOU READY TO DRAW? Here's another #DrawWithRob film for you to watch with your little/big ones. Today we are drawing Teddy the pug from my yet-t-be-pub...

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

What is a hedgehog's favourite crisp flavour?

 

Prickled onion!

Thursday 7th January

 

The timetable at school for today is:

 

9.00am Reading - Winnie and Wilbur (see post yesterday)

9.30am Maths

10.15am Break

10.30am Maths

11.30am Grammar (past and present tense)

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm History

2.00pm Break

2.15 pm Activity time (SPACE)

3.00pm Story

3.20pm Hometime!

 

For those looking for even more to do (!) then from Monday 11 January, CBBC, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button will all be offering educational programmes every morning aimed at Primary aged children. This includes popular programmes such as Horrible Histories.

 

Maths (addition to 100)

 

As yesterday there is a "How to ..." video explaining the different activities. If you are not able to print out the worksheet pages you can simply write the questions out on paper or annotate the sheets on Seesaw.

Thursday Maths

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Grammar

 

Last term we introduced the idea of past tense and present tense to the children. Here is an activity where they need to match the words and decide which is past or present tense eg.

 

Past                                            Present

 

Held                                           Hold

Thought                                     Think

History

 

The history activities today are English based with a comprehension task about Neil Armstrong and a phonics exercise to read and differentiate between real and "alien" words.

Mr Jackson's Joke of the Day

 

During lockdown last year the children in Year 2 were treated to a daily joke from Mr Jackson! This time around not only will Mr Jackson provide a daily joke but we would also like to hear some from you as well. These can be sent in through Seesaw and we will publish them or you can send in a video of yourself telling the joke. To start you off here is one of his favourites.

 

Why did the banana go to the doctors?

 

Because he wasn't peeling very well!

 

Wednesday 6th January

 

Our timetable today includes reading, maths, history and P4C. We would suggest you try to structure the day similarly to the regular school timetable if you can to include break times and lunchtime. Each day one of the teachers will appear in a  video introducing the timetable.

Wednesday timetable

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One area of the curriculum which can be more difficult to support for some of you at home is reading as the children don't all have access to the range of books we have at school.  One solution is to use the free access to Oxford Owl which has a huge library of ebooks  including many of the books we use in our school reading scheme. The link is below - simply follow the instructions to register (which is free) and start reading.

One of the books you can access is a brand new Winnie the Witch story all about having to stay at home. There are a number of activities you can try as well as reading the book which can be found here.

Maths - we are looking at adding numbers to 100 in different ways. Have a look at the lesson flipchart and also the demonstration video. There are also some tens and ones for you to print and cut out to help with the lesson.

Wednesday Maths

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History - we are continuing our topic on the first men to land on the Moon. Today we look at how they got to the moon and how they were able to return safely to Earth.
P4C - the lesson is based on the book Paper Bag Princess. Here is the activity and videos of Mrs Donougher reading the story.

Paper Bag Princess 1

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Paper Bag Princess 2

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Paper Bag Princess 3

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Tuesday 5th January

 

Dear Parents,

 

So we are going back into lockdown! Obviously we all found out rather late in the day so it will take a little time to set up all our home learning activities which will be posted here on the website as well as on Seesaw.  We will also be making use of Education City. There are English and History activities posted for today which reflect what we would have been teaching in school. For those children who are in the keyworker or vulnerable child group and still attend school they will be doing the same activities so that when we all return the children will have had the same opportunities. We appreciate that for many of you home learning will be a significant challenge as you juggle work and other responsibilities but it is vital that the children maintain their learning.

As we don't yet know how many children will be in school today and how many will be working from home we will be splitting our teaching resources. Mr Jackson will be in school and Mrs Donougher will be responding to posts and questions on Seesaw for both classes. The plan going forward will be to post work each day to reflect as far as possible our regular timetable. We will also be recording some "How to ..." videos to help explain the learning to the children.

 

We will let you know more as soon as we know!

 

Very best wishes, Mr Jackson & Mrs Donougher

English- Bob's Best Ever Friend

Here is our new writing topic based on the story Bob's best ever friend. Use the pictures to make predictions about the story and then listen to the story found here below; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8kYvchUCk Then explore the word meanings in the book and write definitions and sentences. If you did this at school yesterday you can move straight on to the next lesson below.

The next part of the writing journey is focusing on the character of Bob, leading to children writing a diary entry as Bob, describing his thoughts and feelings. The children have had experience writing diary entries and very much enjoyed writing about what they did at the weekend and another on the Great Fire of London. Follow the slideshow attached that children would have been shown in school.

History

 

We are starting a History topic about the first man on the Moon this week. Here are some activities we are doing at school to research what happened and what it was like. As well as the newspaper sources attached there is a very useful video which I will post. When you get to the activity at the end where we need an astronaut to answer the children's questions you can either have a go yourselves or post the questions on Seesaw. The teachers will be taking on the role of astronauts at school to answer the questions!

Man on the Moon 2

Nativity - Going On A Journey

Nativity - Now Our Story Has Been Told

Nativity - Spick and Span

Nativity - Marching

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