It is hopefully our last week of home learning! You have done it! Hooray! A big well done to all the children, mums, dads, grannies and grandads who have worked so hard. Please make sure we keep going this week as it will make it easier when you return to school on Monday. The expectation is still that work is completed and sent it. A huge well done for everyone who has been playing TT Rockstars. Nearly the whole class has tried it now. We have a really exciting week this week.
Teams meetings on Monday and Friday, World Maths Day on Tuesday and World Book Day on Thursday. We invite you to dress up as a book character and send in your photos for us to see!
Friday 5th March
It is our last day of home learning! I am so proud of you all for how brave you are, how hard you have worked and how patient you have been. You may feel a little bit worried, sad, happy or excited about coming back to school on Monday. All of those feelings are ok. I promise we will soon get back to normal. Miss James and I are here to talk to you whenever you need us. We have lots of fun things planned for you all and we can't wait to play together. I also want to say thank you to all of your family members who have helped you at home. Enjoy today. Make it a great last day! The Teams call is at 11.30am. :)
Thursday 4th March
It is World Book Day! We have lots of fun activities for you today. We can't wait to see what you get up to. Please send me photos if you dress up as a book character. Don't forget to join us on TEAMS today at 1:30pm. Also, I am sure you will enjoy, 'The Masked Reader!' It is going to be a really great day!
Wednesday 3rd March
Good morning Amber Class! Hopefully, this is the last day of Home Learning from me. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of you next week. There won't be a story time session this afternoon, I'm afraid, as I can't fit one in today. I promise that we will make time for a lovely story next week to make up for it.
Click the video below to watch the lesson input for Computing.
Tuesday 2nd March
Good morning everyone! I had great fun playing the games on TEAMS yesterday. You did make me smile :) Today, we are celebrating World Maths Day! (It is actually tomorrow but we are doing it today as I'm not here tomorrow and I love Maths so much!) Have lots of fun choosing your learning. Adults, please check your emails regarding Thursday if you haven't seen it yet. Thank you.
Monday 1st March
Welcome back everyone! We hope you managed to have a restful half term. We can't wait to see what we can achieve over the next 6 weeks! Just a few reminders:
If possible, please send me the work on the day it is done as I need to mark and log it on daily sheets.
Please try to contact us daily. We will need to contact you if it has been 48 hours.
We understand that some days will be more productive than others. We are all doing our best.
If you ever need any help or support, don't hesitate to ask. We will do what we can to help you.
Mr Lawrence has kindly put together a guide for being able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc for anyone who is having trouble accessing them. Click here.
Friday 26th February
Good morning! Today is competition day! Good luck to each house. I will do regular result updates on the school Facebook page. I was so impressed with your mood boards yesterday. I have added some into the home learning examples section. As requested, we will do a scavenger hunt on TEAMS today at 11.30. I will look forward to seeing you there. :)
I am so amazed by all of your stories written on Book Creator. if you would like to see each other's, open this document and click the links. Enjoy! They are truly fabulous!
Thursday 25th February
Hello Amber Class! I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. I look forward to seeing your learning today. :)
Maths Silver, Gold and Challenges (The sheet says bronze but should say silver)
Wednesday 24th February
Good morning Amber Class! I'm glad to hear that you've had a lovely first two days back to home learning. Not too much longer before we look forward to seeing you all back in school. I look forward to hearin from you all later today. I hope to see lots of you for the story later today. Miss Williams
Click below to watch the RE Lesson for today
Tuesday 23rd February
Good morning! It was so lovely to hear from nearly everyone yesterday! Well done for a super start to the term. Your colourful Traction Man outfits were awesome. Not long now and we will all be back together!
Daily plan with video links (please use)
Monday 22nd February
Good morning Amber Class! I am so excited about our learning this term and hope you are too! You have been doing a brilliant job! I hope to see all your smiling faces on TEAMS at 10.30am today. We are moving on to division today. If you need to look back at any of the multiplication lessons at all, they are still below. (From the 25th January.) Your multiplication skills will be needed for this term!
Thursday 11th February
Good morning! It is the last day of this half term! You have all been amazing! I have made a video to say hello to you all and it includes a story. Have a wonderful, restful and safe half term. Try out TT Rockstars if you can and don't forget to make use of the Collins online books (see the links for parents section.) Have a great day! Missing you all. :)
Wednesday 10th February
Hi Amber Class! I hope you've had a great week so far. You've been amazing this term and worked so hard on the home learning. Just two more days to go before you all get a well deserved break! There is no RE for today as we have finished the Judaism unit. As it's Safer Internet Week, we have a few extra tasks for computing instead. I look forward ti hearing from you all later! Miss Williams :)
Tuesday 9th February
Today is Safer Internet Day! If you haven't yet watched Mrs Madge's assembly from yesterday, you could have a look today. You could also check out this one: DETECTIVE DIGIDUCK ASSEMBLY Miss Williams will be following up on this tomorrow. Have a great day everyone!
Monday 8th February
Good morning everyone. We will be doing a scavenger hunt on TEAMS today. It would be lovely if everyone could join us as it will be the last one this week as Friday is an INSET day. On Tuesday, it is safer internet day! You will be completing some work linked to this on Wednesday. Between now and then, please check out this Safer Internet Assembly.
Friday 5th February
It's Friday! That means we can meet on TEAMS today at 11.30am. Can you please bring a piece of paper or whiteboard and pen? What a great week of learning! I am challenging you to do your own slow write using my instructions today. They were so good on Tuesday - I can't wait to read your stories today. Next week, you will have the chance to make your own Traction Man comics using your villains from yesterday. :)
Thursday 4th February
Good morning! I hope you had a good day yesterday. I would love to see some of your PE moves today! You will need 12 small objects for Maths. The reading is a longer text today but we need to build up the amount we can read independently, in one go. Have a good try :)
Wednesday 3rd February
Hello Amber Class! I hope you're ready for another busy day. You're all doing so well with your home learning. We've been really impressed! I look forward to seeing lots of you for the story time later this afternoon. Your invites will be in your Teams calendars. If you have any problems or questions, please email. Miss Williams
Tuesday 2nd February
I absolutely loved your stories yesterday! They were fantastic! You can be creative today in Science. Show me those enquiry skills to see which material makes the best cape for Traction Man. I can't wait to see what you do. Have fun!
Monday 1st February
Good morning Amber Class! Did you see the snow yesterday? I wonder if we will have any more? We are going to think about how to write simple adventure stories this week and continue with multiplication and division. Have a great week everyone. See you at 10.30am today. :)
Look who I found in the classroom this morning! I hope you haven't got any evil pillows lumbering around in your house!
Friday 29th January
It's Friday! I can't wait to see you all at 11.30am on TEAMS. You have worked SO hard this week. Huge well done. Have fun with some quiet writing time today. Find somewhere comfortable, you could even try quiet music in the background. Your science experiments were amazing yesterday!
Thursday 28th January
Good morning Amber Class! I hope you had a lovely day yesterday. We are going to do a science investigation today but you MUST complete it with an adult. If your adult has to work, that's ok. You could try it at the weekend or watch a variation of the lesson that is in the plan instead.
Wednesday 27th January
Hi Everyone! It's 'Miss Williams Wednesday'. I hope you've all had a lovely week so far and are all safe and well. As always, I've recorded a little message for you this morning to talk through our day. Click the following link to see the video. Video from Miss Williams
We have a story time booked in for this afternoon which will cover the story set out for the Computing lesson. If you'd like to join me and share the story as a whole class, it would be lovely to see you all. I look forward to seeing all of your home learning later today.
Welcome to week 4 of the Spring term. Are you ready for a new week? We are starting a new theme in Maths -multiplication and division! That means we can soon have our TT Rockstars accounts if we work hard. I am going to share another Traction Man adventure on TEAMS at 10.30am on Monday. I hope you can join me. For those who missed his adventure last Friday, a grown up can read it with you here:
Tuesday 26th January
Spelling task THERE ARE 2 MISTAKES ON HERE SORRY!
The anagrams should be: nicset and syhni
Monday 25th January
English adverbs (no sound) (Look back at this lesson from Friday if you need a reminder about spelling adverbs.)
Friday 22nd January
It is the end of the week. Great work everyone! You have been brilliant again. I was blown away by your poems this week. I also loved the kindness you showed in your messages to Jem in our qualities and values sessions. You are wonderful. Make sure you watch the videos today. I will see you on TEAMS at 11.30am.
Thursday 21st January
Good morning everyone! I hope you had a good day yesterday. Please watch the video links in today's plan. We are spending the next two days using our addition and subtraction knowledge to solve problems before starting new Maths learning next week.
Tuesday 19th January
Good morning! Try your best with Maths today. Let me know how you get on. Check using the answer sheet. If it is really too tricky, practise subtracting numbers by finding the difference or by counting back using a number line. You could make up your own calculations with 2 digit numbers subtract 1 digit numbers.
For the Science, I would recommend holding the material over a sink/tray/bowl, dropping the chosen amount water on top of it and watching what happens underneath. If you dip the material fully in the water, when you lift it out, you won't be able to tell if the water has passed through or not. A pipette, medicine syringe or teaspoon would work well. Another top tip is to leave the water on the fabric for awhile. It won't pass through straight away but if you leave it, you will gradually get drips forming underneath. Alternatively, wrap a very inexpensive item in the material and submerge. No real cameras!
Click on the USEFUL LINKS tab on this page for instructions about how to access some more online books.
Reading text and questions (Make sure you just read and discuss today)
Monday 18th January
Good morning everyone! I am looking forward to seeing you at 10.30am on TEAMS. Has anyone guessed who may have emailed me? We have a busy week in store. You are going to be scientists! Have fun!
Reading - The Magic Box poem (with sound PLEASE DO BEFORE ENGLISH!)
Hello everyone and welcome to week 2. New to this week is the launch of our online reading Bug Club! I hope you all enjoy using it. Adults, please read the notes attached to the top of today's plans. :)
Friday 15th January
We are at the end of week two. You have all been incredible! Keep the hard work. Don't forget our TEAMS meeting at 11.30am today. (See the note above.) You all really impressed me with your maths today. I have planned something very similar for today to consolidate your skills. Make sure you watch the videos again if you need help. Use the White Rose sheet if you want more of a challenge. If you are using Bug Club, you need to answer the questions fully. Some of you have been typing letters in to the answer box and not actual words or sentences. Enjoy the creative task this afternoon!
Thursday 14th January
Good morning! I hope you enjoyed the story time yesterday. I know Miss Williams did. I have recorded lessons today so please watch carefully. You will need to decide which method and tasks are right for you. (Sorry about the video. I recorded on my phone which was in a tripod but think the camera must keep trying to focus itself. I will play about with the settings for next time. Bear with me today sorry!)
Maths alternative questions for those struggling (no exchanging)
Wednesday 13th January
Good morning Amber Class! Please click on the following link for a quick video to tell you what's happening today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uRWpjk0dIA
All of the planning and resources can be found by clicking on the links below. Remember, if you are free at 2:15pm today, I will be sharing a story via Microsoft Teams. You should all find the links in your calendars. I hope to see you later. Miss Williams :)
I loved these fabulous monsters from Alfie and Sammy. Sammy added an extra rhyming couplet to give his monster arms. He also practised his ball control skills. He used both feet! Well done boys!
Tuesday 12th January
It was lovely to see you all yesterday. It looks like lots of you enjoyed your walk. Fantastic work all round. If you haven't yet tried Big Club, can you do so today as I may be able to set up some online reading sessions with Ms James and I. Have a great day today!
Note: when spelling this week, use the words from the word list at the end of yesterday's Powerpoint.
Inspired by yesterday's learning, Riley wrote his own shape poem based on an online game. Olivia phoned members of her family to collect data about their favourite food. She presented the information in a tally chart. What great extra learning!
Monday 11th January
Spelling booklet(Only for those who need it.)
Friday 8th January
Good morning! Don't forget to click the above link for the plans. Also, there is a TEAMS meeting at 11:30am today. It would be good if you can all log on to see how we are getting on so far and I can share some exciting news! It should be in your calendar. If not, you should be able to join at that time tomorrow or let me know and I will hopefully be able to add you in by calling at the start. Here are today's resources. Thank you for all your emails. Can I remind everyone that you need to be sending in the children's work if you haven't already.
Thursday 7th January
Hello Amber Class! Well done for a super day of learning. I hope you are ready for anther great day today. Above are the plans for Thursday and Friday. I will attach resources as needed. I hope you are all ok. I will endeavour to answer emails as soon as possible but obviously I am in school teaching too. I will try to get back to you before 5pm or during the following day.
Wednesday 6th January
Good morning Amber Class! I hope that you had a good day of home learning yesterday. School was very quiet without you! I've recorded a little message which you can see if you click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfr0oMDPEtE Hopefully, it will let you know some of the things we have planned for today. I'm looking forward to seeing what you all get up to.
All of the learning is outlined in the overview below. Any documents needed are also linked. If you come across any problems or need any help, please send me an email at email@example.com and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Please send all home learning to this address too!
Miss Williams :)
Tuesday 5th January
Oh dear Amber Class. What a funny start to the term! I am so sorry that you have been asked to stay at home again but I am so glad that I got to see you for one day. We will all be brave and do what we can to stay safe. I will be uploading your learning each day. There is an expectation that you complete it and you need to email regularly so that I know how you are doing. I am in school today, preparing for learning. Here are a couple of tasks to keep you going for today.
Yesterday, we found all the different possible answers when totalling 2 dice. Have a go at this problem today. Read the story first and then click on the problem. Can you draw some different combinations? Does anyone think they can find them all?
Read a book for 15 minutes. (New online books and activities coming very soon!)
There have been some strange events in the classroom. Have a look at these slides and complete the task.
We would have been starting football today. Practise your dribbling skills or try this workout:
Here are lesson and activities for those isolating during week 6. Please keep in contact and we wish you all a speedy recovery.
Maths: Video with activity
Phonics: Activity Mat
Reading: 6 key word sheet. Print and colour using the instructions (or draw.)
Please continue to practise the nativity songs.
Here are lesson and activities for those isolating during week 5. I have also emailed independent tasks separately. Please keep in contact and we wish you all a speedy recovery.
Tuesday - Adverbials of time lesson
Wednesday - Sentence starters
Choose 10 of these words a day to segment and blend. Then complete an activity from the emailed workbook about Year 2 words. Phonics words
Monday - Listen to Oh, No George! STORY Task: Retell the story to someone at home. Think: What ca we learn from this story? What does 'sorry' mean?
Tuesday - Plan some other mistakes/adventures for George? You could draw them or write about them. What else might he do?
Wednesday - 60 second read comprehension - THE STAR
Thursday - 60 second read comprehension- ROAR
Friday - Explore The Book Trust website Find a story/part of a story that you enjoyed. What was it called? What did you like about it?
Design and Technology/History project
Please continue to practise the nativity words and songs as well please.
HOME LEARNING - WEEK 3 and 4
16/11/20 - Next week, the children will need:
- - Ingredients for one of the recipes attached or your own Victorian recipe. (There will be alternative tasks if cooking is not an option for you.)
- - Soap, washing up liquid, shampoo or bubble bath.
The maths sheets get progressively harder. They change from fluency to reasoning and problem solving. If they get stuck at the end- don't panic! Leave it/write a note/discuss it with them.
If you are really struggling to get your child to write, you can scribe for them in Maths or other tasks. (As long as it isn't a writing task.)
Use gems! We have a gem jar at school. Children add a gem when they have used good manners, been kind, completed good work, put effort in etc. You could fill a container with anything you have. Maybe set them a target. If you get 20 by the end of XXXX you can have a little treat of XXXX
Welcome to Week 4
Happy Monday everyone! We hope you had a restful weekend and are all well. We are going to look at time this week in Maths. We believe that children learn this best with regular practise at home. It isn't easy to learn quickly but hopefully the lessons this week will give you an insight into some of the skills children need. By the end of Year 2, all children should be able to read O'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past times on an analogue clock and be able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Later in the year, we will look at minutes, hours, days, months, years and solving problems involving duration of time. The children are likely to have different confidence levels with this. Therefore, if they haven't mastered time yet, I would recommend following the lessons in order. If you think that your child has fully mastered the concepts already, get them to complete the assessment booklet as independently as possible and send it to me. If they find it easy, I can send them alternative tasks for the week. Hopefully it will be another enjoyable week. Please continue to send work in daily and save it to return to school with your child. I will schedule a TEAMS meeting for Friday so hopefully we will see you all there. Enjoy!
Guess what 'I spy,' in my house... 6 letters, 3 letters, 7 letters. Email me your answers. I will add a clue each day.
Alongside their work, can children please practise the words to these songs:
Here are some stories recorded in the last lockdown for my class last year. If you haven't seen them before, or fancy a story, you may want to watch them. I will try do a new one soon.
If you found yesterday that your child can already accurately tell the time independently to the nearest 5 minutes, you may wish to skip this week's Maths lessons so I have put up these tasks as an alternative.
Choose 1 a day:
1) Time problems (to 5 minutes)
2) Choose 4 of these questions to try. CHALLENGE CARDS
3) Play the Maths Frame online games written on the weekly plan.
Monday 23rd Resources
Maths time assessment booklet (For those who know how to tell the time)
Tuesday 24th Resources
Hangman clue - Day 2. 'I spy with my little eye, something in my house. It is something that can move by itself and is smaller than my hand.'
Handwriting (Click to watch the video. We have done these joins in class. The video will remind you about the diagonal join and letter sizes. Practise the join in as many ways as possible. Can you write any words with -al or el?)
Wednesday 25th Resources
Hangman clue 3- I am covered in fur and if I could sing, my favourite song would be, 'I like to move it, move it!'
Here is a checklist that children will need to edit their work tomorrow. It is worth looking at it today to think about how they write their poem. They need to also look at the example on the plan. They should try and apply all their learning so far. E.g. powerful verbs, interesting adjectives, expanded noun phrases, to show me what they have learnt. This should be their best work yet!
Thursday 26th Resources
Phonics words to read English editing tick list (see yesterday)
From marking work yesterday, children are forgetting their expanded noun phrases. Please look at the examples on the plan and you can try this website to recap:
When writing, don't forget clear ascenders and descenders. This sheet may help.
Here are some finished examples of poems:
By Cassie By Oliver H
Friday 27th Resources
Well done Amber Class - we made it to the end of our two week isolation!
For those still guessing the Hangman. Here are the clues:
I spy it in my house. It is smaller than my hand and can move by itself. Its favourite song is, 'I like to move it, move it' from Madagascar, it usually is found at school but is currently isolating with Mrs Brown. What (or should I say who) is it?
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You have all been brilliant and should be very proud of your learning. I can't wait to see you all next week. I have really missed you. For those of you who can, join me on TEAMS at 1pm today. If I don't see you, have an awesome weekend. Big thank you to your mums and dads too! :)
17/11/20 - I received this video from Ella. I am sure you will agree that it is a fabulous performance of, 'These Old Shoes,' by Tony Mitton. Thank you so much for sharing Ella and family. The file is quite large so we may not be able to keep it on here for long but please enjoy! It is wonderful!
Chloe and Natasha made bread using a Victorian recipe then cooked and ate a Victorian meal. Excellent learning and teamwork girls and they said it tasted good too!
Click here for : LESSON PLANS FOR WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY.
Friday 20th November
Don't worry about the quiz at the start of science. They can guess or you can talk about it or if you are really keen you can look at lesson before but they aren't expected to know it. Also, the first part of the lesson recaps about particles. Again, they study this later in school so do not need to know it. They can skip past or watch the previous lesson if they are super keen! You can start from the MELTING section.
Ideas for spelling:
- Spelling Puzzle: Make a home-made puzzle by writing each word in large letters and then having the child cut each card apart.The fun is in putting the puzzle back together!
- Stairsteps: Write the words as if they are stairs, adding one letter at a time.
- Tic-Tac-Toe: There are a ton of cool ways to play with this old game! Create a larger-sized board and play tic-tac-toe where each player uses a spelling word.OR, have each player use an ‘X’ or ‘O’ but in order to place a mark on the board, they have to spell a word correctly.
- Window Writing: All you need is special window-safe crayons to use or write in the steam on the shower door.
- WORDO!: Kind of like Bingo but with letter or words.
- Rainbow Write: Flip a word card and have your child go through the rainbow, painting or writing each word in rainbow colours.Make the first word red, second orange, third yellow, etc. OR write each letter in a colour of the rainbow.
- Water Paint: Use water and a paintbrush to water paint the spelling words on the pavement/patio.
- Anagrams- mix up the spelling words for children to unscramble.
- Quick write- how many times can you write the word in 1 minute?
- Type it Out: Open up a Word document and have your child type the spelling words on the screen as you call them out. Enlarge the font, make it a cool colour, and he’ll have a ball.
- Write on each other's backs - can they guess the word?
- Make the word from playdough
- Make up a rhyme to remember the spelling.
Thursday 19th November
Wednesday 18th November
Picture map example
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Good morning. Thank you to everyone who sent work in. I do need to tick off who has completed the work and record an assessment of how they got on (as much as I can.) so please send work daily.
Top tip for Tuesday:
If you are counting in 10s or adding multiples of 10, use sticks of something to represent it and build it. I have maths equipment here but you can use straws etc or draw. They could also choose the practical task and practise weighing with scales. The last problem is a real challenge so not all will be able to manage. Please don't worry!
Here are videos for with a hello and a phonics game...
Monday 16th November 2020
Good morning everyone! We are so sad that we will be apart for 2 weeks but we know you will do some amazing work and we cannot wait to see it. We will put your learning here each day. If anyone has any questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the video for ENGLISH. I am so sorry, I had signal issues so near the start the sound cut out. It was meant to say: A section/group of lines in a poem is called a VERSE. The poem has 11 VERSES. I have attached the poem anyway so please use that to read from.
Home Learning examples
Look at Ava and Oliver adding two 2 digit numbers using equipment, objects and even chocolate!
Amazing observations by Olivia, Darcey and Sammy. Super still life drawings!
Look at these amazing mood boards. We have some serious fashion designers in Amber Class!
Look at some of our finished Traction Man outfits...
Great stitches Leo! Jamie loves bananas! Well done Skye!
World Maths Day
We had a busy day listening to maths related stories, problem solving, thinking about how maths is used in the real world, playing maths games and creating our own maths games and crafts.