St. Philip's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

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Have a look around our class page to see what we have been up to recently!
 

There are 30 of us in Year 2 and we are helped everyday by Miss Doran and Mrs Horne.
 

In Year 2 we aim to share lots of fun experiences while also learning many new things. It is an important year for us so we must listen, focus and try our best at all times. We will read at home every night and practise our spellings before we are tested at school. We also use Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots to help us with our arithmetic work. Everyday, we practise our handwriting so that we can join up beautifully. We must do this at home too so our handwriting is improving all the time.

We have outdoor P.E on a Monday and indoor P.E on a Wednesday. Please make sure correct kits are in school at all times. Our library day is Thursday so we must remember to bring our borrowed books in to change them.

Weaving!

Well done to Natalia, Leroy and Albert who did amazing weaving last week! Thank you for sending me these lovely pictures guys :)


Well done to Emily this week, who has achieved a new status of a Support Act on TT Rockstars!

Amazing Emily! Your certificate is on its way! :)
VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY!

Hi Everyone, It's Mrs Beaumont here sneaking onto your class page... Sports day is one of my favourite days of the year. I didn't want us to miss out this year so on Tuesday 6th July our school is taking part in a virtual sports day against other schools. All you have to do is have a go at some of the activities attached and submit your scores here by 12 noon on Wednesday 8th July - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdEX8xOo-PtkFwasg0B7deXM1uzvMQMFAPwpKCU9yEKG6qqg/closedform. You do not have to do all of the activities and can pick and choose which ones you would like to do. The more points you submit for our school the bigger our chance of winning. There are awards of sports equipment goody bags for Team work, Determination and Passion. BUT REMEMBER- The most important thing is to have LOTS OF FUN! Just like we always do at our St Philip's Sports Days! For more details and all the activities see the attached document.

Week 13 Activities 6.7.20
Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a good week last week! Thank you for all your updates and pictures. They made me smile, as always. Here are some activities for this week.
 

Maths- There are three video links for the three lesson based on ‘movement and turns’ this week.

https://vimeo.com/430109300

https://vimeo.com/430109458

https://vimeo.com/430109634

The matching sheets are below too.  I have also included one general Maths activity for you to practise lots of what we have done this year. Please use these alongside TT Rockstars and Numbots.  
 

Reading- There are two comprehension tasks to do this week.- ‘All About Africa’ and ‘The Glenfall Gazette’.

Please continue to access The Oxford Owl website where there are a range of books for your particular reading colour band.
 

Writing- There are two SPAG activities for you to do. I have also left some spelling sheets this week. Please make sure you also practise these within sentences.
 

R.E- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzM9aFqkw6s

Here is the story of ‘Peter’s Escape from Prison’. Reflect on the meaning of this story. There is a story board below- draw pictures and write sentences to go with each picture. Can you then write the story in your own words?
 

Have a good week everyone! I welcome your emails to see what you have been up to!

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org



Well done to Emily this week who has improved her time, as a Breakthrough Artist, on TT Rockstars!

Your certificate is on its way :)

Week 12 Activities 29.6.20

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I can’t believe I am posting activities for week 12 of home learning! Time is flying by!

Maths- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/                                                 
Please follow the link to find video support for two activities linked to measure- using centimetres and comparing length. You will find these under ‘Summer term week 9’.  The matching sheets are below too.  I have also included two general Maths activities for you to practise lots of what we have done this year. Please use these alongside TT Rockstars and Numbots.  



Reading- Below are some comprehension activities for you to do- ‘How is Zoe today?’ and ‘L.S. Lowry’.

Please continue to access The Oxford Owl website where there are a range of books for your particular reading colour band.



Writing- Meet the Moonlights! It was great to see lots of you enjoyed the Firestones last week. The Moonlights are here to help you with some more SPAG work this week. One of the activities involves practising writing your own address using capital letters in the correct places. Maybe you could then practise an address of someone else in your family. I have left a postcard template below for you to write to someone. This might be someone you haven’t seen for a long time or who you just want to say hello to.

                                                                                          

Art- This activity involves getting outside while creating some beautiful art. This is called weaving; collect 3 or 4 similar sized sticks and tie them together with string or wool at the ends to create a shape. Use you r string to then wrap around the whole shape to create lines of string. Pick some beautiful flowers or plants and have a go at weaving! Under and over, under and over…

I did this activity with Year 1 at school this week and they loved it! Have a look at their creations! I’d love to see yours too :)

Have a lovely week guys! Please send me anything you get up to, I love to see it!

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

Wonderful Work!

It has been lovely to see more of your wonderful work this week. Thank you to all that have sent me updates and pictures! Have a look at some great self-portraits, science experiments and more below! Can you spot any of your friends?


Well done to these children who have achieved the next level on Numbots:

Ethan- Carbon Fibre

Kacper- Steel

Great work guys! Your certificates are coming! :)

Week 11 Activities 22.6.20

Bonjour Year 2! (You’ll see why I’ve done that in a moment!)
 

I hope you all had a good week last week. You should now all have received an email from me that includes an update from Mr Strong. Please let me know if you have not received this. I will be ringing you all this week to have a catch up!
 

Maths- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/                                                                                            Here is the video support to help you with this week’s Maths. This week’s activities are 2D and 3D shapes. There are a few activity sheets to go with each video lesson so pick one for each lesson. They are under  ‘Summer Term Week 8’.  You will find the sheets below. I have also included an extra sheet with shapes on for you to design your own patterns with shapes. Please do continue to use TT Rockstars and Numbots. Let me know if you have any problems logging on to these. :)
 

Reading- Below are some comprehension activities for you to do- ‘The Egg and Spoon Race’ and ‘Picture This’.

Please continue to access The Oxford Owl website where there are a range of books for your particular reading colour band.


Writing- Meet the Firestones! There are some sentences for you to copy and improve to practise your punctuation. There is also a SPAG task including contractions, Can you write your own story about the Firestones using what you have practised?
                                                                                                                   
French-  It won’t be long before you’re in Year 3 where you will start to learn French on a weekly basis! Now is the perfect chance to get a head start as Miss Varlet has shared some wonderful resources.

 

This website has lessons where you can learn key vocabulary and simple conversations- https://nattalingo.co.uk/category/online-learning/
 

 Here is a link to a website with some traditional French recipes- https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A%2F%2Fapp.box.com%2Fs%2Fdymvf4uwekqkcbtms6lggzpfsf50mggk

Let me know if you make any!


Have a great week! I can’t wait to see the work you do this week. :)

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

 
                                                                                                                
TopYa! is an app that allows you to take part in competitive virtual P.E at home. Once you are registered you can compete and try and get on the regional leaderboard. Mrs Beaumont will be letting me know if she spots any of Year 2's names on there and there are prizes up for grabs! Make sure you look for the weekly challenges too! 

Have a look at the details below:

TopYa – 

There will be variety of skill-based challenges that the children watch in video format, they practice the skills then submit a video of their best performance. They will then receive personal feedback from a Top Ya! Coach. Points will be awarded for every video submitted which will be added to their ladder of success and earn prizes. 

For teachers and parents to access these challenges which will be updated on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

· Download the Top Ya! app

· Join and register as a PLAYER

· Use the Invite Code 23880

· Complete the registration process by inputting all personal details

The app is then ready for use.

 
 
                                                                                   
Have a go at freezing a small plastic animal or toy in a muffin case or plastic container. You could even make the water coloured if you have colouring so the animal is harder to see! Your task is to investigate how to get the animal out of the ice! How quickly does the ice melt? What could you do to it to speed it up? You could even freeze two separate animals and compare how long it takes by trying different conditions with each one. 
Are you going to check your iceberg at different intervals? Every 5, 10 or 15 minutes?
Are you going to keep it in a warm or cold place?
Do materials such as salt, flour or sand help the animal to escape?

Some questions to think about as you carry out your experiment:
  • What is happening when you add the salt?
  • What has changed about the ice?
  • What words can you use to describe the ice?
  • What are you measuring?
  • When will you stop the timer?

Record your results with notes every time you check your mini iceberg and let me know how long it takes to melt and if anything helped to speed it up!


 

TT Rockstars and Numbots!

Well done to Albert this week who has increased his average time, as a Rock Legend, on TT Rockstars!

Well done to the following children who have achieved the next level on Numbots:

Godfrey- Gold

Emily- Chrome

Sakanindeu- Steel

Albert- Silver

A big well done to you all! Your certificates are on their way :) 

Week 10 Activities 15.6.20

Hi everyone! Here are some activities for week 10 of home learning!
 

Art- This week I would love you to draw a self-portrait! You can use any resources or materials you like. Please send me your portraits as I would love to put a collage together of all of your faces!
 

Maths- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 
It’s a times table week this week! Here you will find some video support to help you with your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They are under  ‘Summer Term Week 5’ lessons 3 and 4. There is another one under ‘Summer Term Week 6’ lesson 1. There are some sheets below for each lesson too. This week’s activities link perfectly with Times Tables Rockstars so please continue to access that as well as Numbots.

 

Reading/Writing- Have a listen to the Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMMhJ4iiu8 The Wombat recounts what he has done each day. I would like you to try and write about your day, a couple of days or even a week! Make notes for what you have done during a particular day or week and then write it into a full recount in the style of your very own diary with descriptive sentences that include conjunctions and the correct punctuation. Remember to write in first person (using ‘I’ ‘my’ ‘me’) as you are talking about yourself.

                                                                                                         

 

Please continue to access The Oxford Owl website where there are a range of books for your particular reading colour band.
 

Here is link to the Yorkshire Sport Foundation who have a selection of P.E activities that you can have a go with at home- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYGRaluWWTojV3An2WEgsQ4qGFy_91jDL     
I like the Rock and Roll Gymnastics!

 

Have a lovely week! Remember, I welcome your lovely emails to see your amazing work! Please let me know if you have any questions.
 

Miss Doran :) 

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

Year 2's Busy Week at Home!

What a week! Thank you to all that have sent me pictures of what you have been up to. I have read some lovely book reviews, amazing facts about explorers and seen brilliant art work! Here is a selection of some of the pictures I have received. A special mention to Leroy for crocheting a lovely bracelet for me and to Albert who had a special visit from the Tooth Fairy this week!

Online Safety
Here is a link to the 'Our Safer Schools' website that includes lots of activities on how we can be safer online- https://oursaferschools.co.uk/
Have a look in the Home Learning Hub section under Primary Resources. There is a great activity all about the importance of passwords; why we need them and shouldn't share them with others.  
Another activity that looks great is the 'Random Acts of Kindess'session. It includes a powerpoint you can read with an adult at home and a bingo sheet where you can tick off all the acts of kindness you have displayed. How many can you do? I have left the resources below for you. 
Let me know if you complete any from the bingo sheet :) 

                                                                   

Numbots and TT Rockstars!

Well done to these children who have achieved the next level on Numbots over the holidays!

Ariana- Tungsten

Ethan- Kelvar

Well done guys! Your certifcates are on their way! :)

Week 9 Activities 8.6.20

Hi guys! Hope you’ve all had a good half term! Here are some more activities for you to do over the next week. Make sure you work at your own pace. I welcome you sending me pictures of anything you have done. 

 

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

Maths this week is under ‘Summer Term Week 4’ lessons 3 and 4. There are then two more under ‘Summer Term Week 5’ lessons 1 and 2. The link above has videos for these lessons. There are some sheets below for each lesson too. This week’s lessons cover subtracting two-digit numbers, number bonds to 100, using the ‘X’ symbol and arrays. Arrays are great to do practically with any objects you like to use. Can you make your own arrays for different multiplication questions?  

Please do these Maths activities alongside Numbots and TT Rockstars.

 

This half term we would have been learning about different famous explorers! I would like you to choose just one from the list and research them yourself. When were they born? What are they famous for? When did they become famous?

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Robert Falcon Scott

Make a poster about that explorer. I would even like you to try and make your own explorer hat and flag so you can become one yourself (like Russell from the film ‘Up!’). 
                                                                                                                            


 

Reading-  I would like you to pick a book and write a book review. I have left a template below but you can make your own if you would like to. Maybe pick your favourite book or one you would like to recommend to a friend. It would be great to put your reviews on our class page so your friends can see which book you have read.

 

Over the half term holiday I suggested a time capsule would be a great way to collect memories of your time at home so you can look back at them at a later date. Have a go at collecting some objects and write a message to go with them. Keep them safe so you can then open them back up in a month, a year or even longer!

 

Have a good week everyone! Please email me if you have any questions or to show me any work!


Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

Special Mention!

A special mention to two children in Year 2 who have been making amazing things at home! Niaimi recreated the Monaco Grand Prix in her own living room after her trip there was sadly cancelled. It looks like the real thing! She even named the tunnel the 'St Philip's Tunnel'! Well done Niaimi! Natalia has been busy making her own 'Maths Race' game with her sister Nikola. It looks very detailed Natalia! I look forward to hopefully playing it with you at some point in the future. Well done Natalia!

Half Term Activities!

Hi guys!

I hope you’re all having a lovely half term!
 

If you would like to, here are some more half term holiday activity ideas.
 

  • Time Capsule! Collect some objects that will remind you of this time you have had at home. Put them in a box and add a special note or diary entry of what you have enjoyed doing during this time. How have you felt? Who have you spent time with? You could even put a photograph of you and your family in it. Save it somewhere special or you could even bury it in your garden! Decide when you want to open it; it could be in a month, a year or even longer! When you open it you will have lots of things that will bring special memories back.


 

  • Making faces! Below is a link to an arty activity using natural resources that you might find if you’re out on a walk. If you are collecting objects remember to wash your hands afterwards.


 

It would be lovely to see any pictures of anything you get up to this half term!

Miss Doran :)

Half Term Activities!
Amazing Work from Home!

Here is a selection of some of the pictures I have received over the last 8 weeks. It has been a pleasure to see so many of you completing super work and putting in so much effort. I look forward to seeing more pictures in the coming weeks. Well done to you all! Miss Doran :)


Numbots and TT Rockstars!

Well done to Emily who is now a Breakthrough Artist on TT Rockstars! You're on fire at the moment!

Well done to these children who are now onto a new level on Numbots:
Sakanindeu- Copper
Ariana- Glass
Rian- Steel

Great work guys! Your certificates are on their way! 

Half Term Activities!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are well! I can’t believe we have completed another half term already!

Thank you all for your continued efforts and hard work over the last eight weeks. I have loved seeing all the work you have sent me and pictures of the things you have been doing. Please keep sending them, it really does put a smile on my face and it’s great to keep in touch.

 

Here are some activity ideas for you to do if you would like to over the half term holiday.
 

- Pick a book and write a book review. I have left a template below but you can make your own if you would like to. Maybe pick your favourite book or one you would like to recommend to a friend. It would be great to put your reviews on our class page so your friends can see which book you have read.
 

- R.E- This week is Pentecost. Have a look at this video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M

Think about the story of Pentecost. Try and retell the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit. How does the Holy Spirit help us live our lives? What is the symbol of the Holy Spirit? Can you draw it? You could even draw the symbols of the Holy Trinity using the Shamrock sheet below.

                                                                                                      

 

-Design a board game using Maths questions. Will your game have questions that need answering before the player can move on? Will it have challenge cards when you land on a certain symbol?
 

Take care,

Miss Doran :)


Numbots and TT Rockstars!

Well done to Emily who is now a Gigger on TT Rockstars! Amazing work!

Well done to these children who are now onto a new level on Numbots:

Sakanindeu- Brass

Ariana- Steel

Great work guys!

Week 8 Activities 18.5.20

Hi everyone! Here are some activities for Week 8 of home learning! Please remember to work at your own pace.
 

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

Click on the link to find videos under ‘Summer Term Week 4, Lessons 1 and 2’. These are adding and subtracting tens and add two-digit numbers. The sheets and videos are there to support. Please feel free to do this on your own paper if you prefer or even do it practically with objects/counters.

I have added one more Maths challenge to practise others things we have already done this year.  

Please do these Maths activities alongside Numbots and TT Rockstars.
 

I loved seeing your monster stories and poems last week! This week I would like you to make sure your story or poem has a title and design a front cover for it. Make sure it has the authors name on the front! Can you make it into a mini book with your story/poem inside? I wonder if you could also retell your story with props?
 

There are two reading activities for you to do this week- The London Underground and Hide and Seek.

I have also left you some spelling practise. There is a range to choose from, depending on ability.
 

Science challenge this week-  explore objects that float and sink. Have a look at challenge 2 on the sheet- can you make your own mini boat or raft from materials, that can hold different objects?
 

Please keep sending me pictures of what you get up to! Remember to email me with any questions you have or if you need anything else at all.

Have a lovely week!

Miss Doran J

ellie.doran@st-philips.org


Well done to these children who are now onto a new level on Numbots!

Ethan- Aluminium       Natalia- Diamond

 

Week 7 Activities 11.5.20

I hope you are all still doing well. I can’t believe we’re on week 7 of home learning! The time is flying by! Please remember to work at your own pace.

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

These activities follow on from last week. These are lessons 3 and 4 linked to adding- they are under ‘Summer Term Week 3’. There are two sheets below to support you.
There is also a symmetry challenge! What does symmetrical mean? Can you complete the butterfly to make it symmetrical? Can you then design your own symmetrical butterfly? You can use the sheet or draw your own. You could even make your own from craft materials or anything you can find.

Please do these Maths activities alongside Numbots and TT Rockstars.

 

Last week, I asked you to design your own monster. If you haven’t already you can still do that. Now, I would like you to either write a story or a poem about your monster. Use lots of adjectives in your writing. What does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it smell like? What does it eat? Can you think of any rhyming words linked to your monster? Where will you set it?
There are two more reading comprehensions for you to do- Arctic Animals and The Wizard of Oz and one SPAG revision sheet.

 

Here is a YouTube channel from Maddie Moate that has lots of Science themed videos that show you how to make some really cool things! https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate/videos Let me know if you do any of them J
This website has some lovely songs for you to learn- https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/ I challenge you to find and have a practise of the one called ‘J-O-Y-F-U-L’ under week 7. I’m sure it will make you all smile.

Remember to have a look at the list of useful websites further down this page for other activities you can do.

It’s great to keep in touch with you all and I’ve loved seeing your pictures this week. I’m online everyday and welcome any questions or pictures you want to show me.

Have a great week everyone!

Miss Doran J

ellie.doran@st-philips.org


Numbots and TT Rockstars

Well done to Emily, who has improved her average time per question again, as a Wannabe on TT Rockstars!

Well done to these children who are all now onto the next level on Numbots:


Godfrey- Silver       Maci- Glass       Ariana- Copper       Kacper- Copper

Week 6 Activities 4.5.20

I hope you have had another good week and thank you for keeping in touch! Below are some activities for you to do this week. Remember to do these at your own pace.
 

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

There is a problem solving task below- you can find a video to go with this through the link under ‘Summer Term week 2, lesson 4’.

There are two sheets linked to number bonds and comparing number sentences. These also have videos to support under ‘Summer Term, Week 3, Lesson 1 and 2’. If you prefer, you can do these practically or draw your own counters and number bonds in a way that you like.
 

This week, I would like you to design your own monster! Draw your monster and describe it using expanded noun phrases (two adjectives to describe a noun). Do you know any stories within them already? Try and find a sotry with a monster in. 
Your monster will then be used the following week for another special task.


                                                                                                                      

It is VE day on Friday 8th May- What is VE Day? Try and do some research to find out why we celrbate this day. Here is a pack with lots of interesting ways you can celebrate it. I have also left a template of some bunting for you to design your own flag.
 

I have left a special science task below- can you make a rollercoaster out of straws? I would love to see any pictures if you give it a go! Please don’t feel pressure to make a special trip to go and get the things to make this. Only use what you have at home.
 

I have put the Book Bingo sheet below for anyone that hasn’t got one. If you would like any more reading materials please email me and I can send some more to you. Remember to have a look at the list of useful websites further down this page and keep using TT Rockstars and Numbots.
 

I’m online everyday to answer any questions you have and welcome you sending me any work to have a look at.

Speak to you soon,

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

 
Numbots and TT Rockstars


Well done to Emily this week, who has improved her average time, as a Wannabe on TT Rockstars!

Week 5 Activities 27.4.20

I hope you are all keeping well. I am missing you all but still enjoying all the lovely pictures and work you have sent me! Below are some activities for you to do this week. Remember to do these at your own pace.
 

For Maths this week there are two more activities on Fractions. These are finding three quarters and counting in fractions. We didn’t get onto this at school so please just try your best and email me if you have any questions/ Here is a link to some online learning videos to help you with each activity- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  They are under ‘Summer Term Week 1’ I have left the sheets below that go with the videos. I have also left two general Maths sheets for you to do too.


There are two reading activity cards and also the comprehension pack from last week to continue with.

I have left a very strange picture below. Can you spot anything interesting in it? Try and write a story about what might be happening in the picture. Remember the writing rules and different word types to make your writing really interesting; conjunctions, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. I can wait to hear some of your stories!
 

This week, I have also left you some internet safety work. Here is a link to a Jessie and Friends video- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/ Look at episode 2 and think about the important messages from it. There is a sheet below with some ideas of how you can remember the characters and the song lyrics.


Our PSHE topic this half term would have been ‘Physical Health’. You can have a go by starting to think about what you would include in a healthy diet. Use the body outline below (or draw your own)  and draw and label pictures in it of all the healthy things you eat and drink. Which type of foods do we need more/less of to stay healthy?
 

Remember to have a look at the list of useful websites further down this page and keep using TT Rockstars and Numbots. There is also a Book Bingo chart for you to have a go at some readig challenges. 

I’m online everyday to answer any questions you have and welcome you sending me any work to have a look at. I have been sending out lots of stars and certificates which is great!


Have a great week!

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

 
Numbots and TT Rockstars


Here are the children that have achieved a new status/level in the last 14 days.

Numbots
Leroy- Brass      Ariana- Brass      Ethan- Tungsten     Christina- Tin      Lena- Chrome      Kacper- Tin


TT Rockstars
Albert- Rock Legend                        Nicole- Headliner (improved time)   
Sara- Rock Star (improved time)     Sakanin- Rock Legend (improved time)


Well done guys! :) 

Week 4 Activities 20.4.20

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and you continue to be safe and healthy. Below are some activities for you to do this week. Remember to do these at your own pace.
 

For Maths this week you can continue your work with fractions. Here is a link to some online learning videos to help you with each activity-
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 
They are under ‘Week 2’ and Lesson 1 is ‘Recognise a Third’. I have left the sheets below that go with the videos.

 

There is a comprehension pack for this week with a variety of texts with matching retrieval questions. I have also uploaded two SPAG based activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                

On Wednesday 22nd April it is Earth Day. To celebrate this day here are some ideas of activities you could do. The focus this year is ‘Climate Action’.

-It would be great if you could design a poster for Earth Day of ways we can look after and protect our planet. You could display it in your home or in your window for everyone to see. Make sure you send a picture to me too! Use the powerpoint below to help you.

-I have left a pack to make your own papier mache globe that can be made using things you may already have in your home.
 

Has anyone got a beautifully growing plant? Do you know what it is? I would love to see it! Remember to have a look at the list of useful websites further down this page and keep using TT Rockstars and Numbots.
 

Have a great week guys! I’m online everyday to answer any questions you have and welcome you sending me any work to have a look at.

Speak to you soon,

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

 
TT Rockstars and Numbots 6.4.20
Here are the children who have achieved a new status/level in the last 7 days. 

Numbots

Philemon- Bronze       Savina- Steel        Antoni- Carbon Fibre       Sara- Copper    Nicole- Copper    Maci- Chrome     Niaimi- Copper       Gabriel- Titanium       Maya- Copper              Harry- Diamond

TT Rockstars

Joseph- Rock Legend       Sakanin- Rock Legend      Albert- Rock Star       

Sara- Rock Star              Nicole- Headliner            Emily- Wannabe

Well done to you all!

Week 3 Activities 6.4.20

I hope you are all happy and healthy. Thank you again to children that have sent me pictures of work, it is so lovely to see these. I am still sending stars to children working through their Book Bingo too so keep going!

Here are some activities to do this week. Remember to do these at your own pace. If you don’t have access to a printer you can copy the answers onto your own paper/notebook.

The focus for Maths this week is fractions. There is a link here to some online learning videos to help you with each activity- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

These are under ‘Week 1’ on the webpage. I recommend focusing on recognising and finding one half and one quarter this week. I have left the sheets below that go with the videos.

There are two reading tasks. A fiction reading comprehension and a reading card linked to how plants grow. Please also carry on with Book Bingo and use the Oxford Owl website to help you with a choice of books.

Easter is very close! Here is an activity that involves watching a clip about the Easter story and then completing some special tasks. There is also a special Easter pack with lots of creative ideas for you. You could even write your own retell of the special story.

Your plants should be growing beautifully now! Keep filling in your plant diaries and accessing all the below reading resources, useful wesbites, TT Rockstars and Numbots.

Have another lovely week everyone! Please email me with any questions you have!

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

Week 2 Activities 30.03.20

I hope you are all keeping well! Thank you to those of you that have sent me pictures of your learning so far. It is amazing to see the work you have been doing! I am sending stars to children working through their Book Bingo too so keep going!
 

Here are some activities to do this week. Remember to do these at your own pace. If you don’t have access to a printer you can copy the answers onto your own paper/notebook. While the weather is so lovely, try and get into your gardens, if possible. If you have some, use chalk or have a look for any objects in your gardens that you could use to show answers or make things from.
 

There are two general Maths activities to do this week. These will help you go over and practise topics we have done so far this year. We have also recently done some work measuring in centimetres and metres. Have a go at doing this around your home and use the activities below to compare and order length and height. There is also an activity with word problems using + - x ÷.
 

There are two reading activity cards to complete. Please also carry on with the Book Bingo challenges too. I have also included two more SPAG based challenges.
 

As Holy Week approaches take some time to read about each day using the resource below. Can you draw the symbols of Holy Week? For example, the palm leaves for Palm Sunday.
 

Here is also a lovely art idea using materials you may have around your home- https://www.accessart.org.uk/worrydolls/ Please show me pictures if you make these!

Please continue to fill in your plant diaries and accessing all the below reading resources, useful wesbites, TT Rockstars and Numbots.
 

Have a great week everyone! Please let me know if you need anything else and feel free to email me to show me your work or ask me anything!
 

Miss Doran :)

ellie.doran@st-philips.org

Week 1 Activities 23.03.20

Below are some activities to do this week.

The Maths focus this week is missing number problems and comparing time. We were doing 'time' in school last week so do please keep practsing this; o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. 

There are some SPAG based activities and a reading comprehension (the mark scheme is there for adult eyes only!) We have recently been learning all about Florence Nightingale. Below you will find a plan to fill in the different sections with your own research. Have a go at then creating a poster all about her. Imagine you are going to give this poster to someone who knows nothing about her. If possible, make it colourful and include facts and drawings. I would love to see pictures of these! 

Have a good week everyone and remember to email me if you need anything else! :)

 
Plant Diary

Last week, Year 2 planted their own seeds. Hopefully, you are now looking after these carefully at home. Fill in this plant diary week by week to track its growth.

Time

Here is a clock you can make to help you practise telling the time. You may have had one of these sent home with you.

Some useful websites:

Phonics Play- https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Phonics play have given out a username and password for all Parents to use while home leanring with children. This is available on the home page. 

Joe Wicks- https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured  Joe Wicks aka 'The Body Coach' is becoming the Nation's P.E teacher from Monday morning with child friendly LIVE workouts. These will be daily, Monday to Friday from 9.00am. I'll be joining in too!

 

The Story Starter- http://thestorystarter.com/junior.html  This is a great tool for when you're wanting to do some creative writing. The site generates a random first line of a story and it's up to you to write the rest! I'd love to read some! 
 

Oxford Owl- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+6-7&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=# Once you have created a log in you can access over 100 free ebooks to read!

TT Rockstars- https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/69557  Times table focused- you all have a log in for this. Please use regularly as I will keep updating the challenges.

Numbots- https://play.numbots.com/?#/account Practise of addition and subtraction including number bonds. You all have a log in for this. Please use regularly as we can then catch up with stickers and I will be looking to see who has reached a new level!
Book Bingo and Reading Activities!

Here is a new Book Bingo sheet for you to complete! Please let me know when you have completed a line! I have attached a Book Review template which you can use to complete one of the tasks.

Home Timetable

Please feel free to use this editable timetable which also comes with picture cards to add some routine and structure to your days at home.

100 Things to do Indoors!

Have a look at all the amazing ideas you can be doing while you're spending more time at home!

Home Learning

It is with great sadness that school is closing its doors to most of our children for the foreseeable future. This is not an easy time for any of us. This page will be kept updated with ideas and activities you can be doing at home to keep you busy and to continue to develop your learning. You should all now have my email address. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I can also reply with more activities. I am still here as your teacher and to help you as much as possible!

Some important things to remember during your time at home:
-Try to keep routine in your day. Get dressed everyday so you feel ready for your day ahead and it keep things as normal as possible. I have left a timetable here for you to plan out each day of the week with the activities you want to do. Make sure you have regular breaks throughout the day.
-Don't spend too long on electronic devices each day. Give specific time to this.
-Make sure you are given jobs and responsibilities to do around the house.
-Make sure to keep movement in your day. Don't spend the whole day in one room. Get outside, if possible and use all the space you have indoors too.
-Have set meal and snack times and try to plan them ahead so you know what you are having and when.

Activities and Ideas you can be doing all the time:

-Please keep using TT Rockstars and Numbots. I will keep updating the challenges that are set on these and it really does develop your arithmetic skills.
-Read as much as possible! Look at the list of useful websites for some great ebooks too. I have attached a Book Bingo sheet for you to start working on too. Please email me when you have completed a line! I would love to see pictures of any activies you complete too!

Stay safe, happy and healthy.
Thank you, 
Miss Doran :)
Middleton Park

To start our year off we went on a walk to our local park in Middleton. This was part of our topic ‘Our Local Area’. We had a map with special key items that we needed to find and label. In Autumn 2 we had a visit from a Judo instructor who taught us lots of special moves. We also played some team games.

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