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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.

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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

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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. 

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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

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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/

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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)

 

 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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