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Week beginning 13.07.2020

We have made it to the last week of term! Only one more week of Year 2 left for you before you can enjoy the summer break.

It has been an unusual end to the year and even more so for Year 2 with Mrs Ward going on maternity leave and you being taught by myself and Mrs Hunter before we officially went into lockdown.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed working with Year 2 in school, communication through email and seeing your amazing work. I have been so impressed with how much home learning you have completed and the amount of effort you have put in to it. You should all be so proud of yourselves yes

Thank you very much to all of the parents/carers/family members who have supported the children with their learning at this difficult time. 

I hope you all have a safe and fun summer. As you come back to school in September you will be Year 3 and I know Mrs Atkinson is looking forward to working with you all smiley

I have added a few activities for you to have a go at as well as the last week of our maths learning.

Stay safe

Mrs Rickerby x

 

MATHS

A super well done to Spencer, Ava-Grace, Eve, Charley and Neve who got full marks on their learn its so have been promoted yes

Well done to Aiden who got 10/10 on his SAFE challenge and Lincoln who has been promoted yes

Well done to Neve, Lana, Spencer and Eve who got 10/10 on their CLIC challenge and Lois aand Ava-Grace have been promoted yes

 

White Rose Maths

The final week of White Rose Maths home learning is looking at telling the time to 5 mins, days and hours, duration of time and comparing time.

All of the video links, activity sheets and answers are below. 

ENGLISH

I have attached a summer English booklet that contains comprehension and SPAG work for you to choose from.

Rainbow treasure hunt

Go outside to take part in a rainbow treasure hunt. You could complete this activity on a walk or if yo visit the park now we are allowed to use them. Most importantly have fun!

Recipes

I know a lot of you have become master bakers at home during lockdown and have shared some of your creations. Why not have a go a these simple recipes for banana ice cream and pizza. 

Week beginning 6.07.2020

We have only 2 weeks of the summer term left now. You have all worked so hard at home and we are very proud of all of your efforts. You now know that Mrs Atkinson is going to be your Year 3 teacher and I know she is looking forward to teaching you all. 

 

Have a great week,

Mrs Rickerby

 

MATHS

Big Maths

Well done to Lois, Lacey, Eve, Isabella and Neve who got 10/10 on their CLIC. Spencer, and Aiden have been promoted yes

Well done to Spencer, Lincoln, Isabella and Aiden who got 10/10 on their SAFE challenge. Sonny and Aiden have been promoted yes

 

This week is the last week of doing the Big Maths challenges until you return in September as Year 3's

 

White Rose Maths

This week we are learning about litres, temperature and time. The video links, activity sheets and answers you will need are all below. 

ENGLISH

This week we are continuing to work on our Talk for writing unit about Superheros. I have attached it below if you haven't started it yet. 

SPELLING AND HANDWRITING

This week we are working on spelling question words and SPaG terms - adjective, adverb, verb. 

Science

This is the last Science lesson of our Plants unit.

TRANSITION

You now know that Mrs Atkinson will be teaching you in Year 3 from September and you will also have Mrs Burke as well who worked with you this year. I have attached some transition resources to think about your time in Year 2 and also looking ahead to Year 3. I thought you could complete the booklet or write a letter to Mrs Atkinson to tell her all about you - 

What are hobbies?

What are your favourite subjects at school?

Who are your friends?

Do you have any questions?

Are you worried about anything?

What are you looking forward to most?

Do you have a favourite book?

She will love finding out all about you.

 

 

CRAFT

I have attached some craft activities linked to our Talk for Writing unit - superheros. I am looking forward to seeing some of your creations.

6.07.2020

Spencer had a great week completing his maths, designing a very colourful rainbow t-shirt, working on his spelling and handwriting and baking some delicious brownies. Well done Spencer laugh

Lana has been busy completing all of her maths, pirate comprehension and spelling word search.  Well done Lana laugh
Scarlett has had fun planting sunflower seeds and investigating the best conditions for growing them in. Great work yes
Sonny has had a great week thinking of a superhero name and designing a badge/symbol. He has thought carefully about his superpowers and and eye catching design. Well done yes

Week Beginning 29.06.20

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a great week and enjoyed the sun before the rain appeared. 

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk with your photos, messages and questions. It is always lovely to hear how you are getting on and what you have been up to.

Have a great week,

Mrs Rickerby 

 

MATHS

Big Maths Superstars

Well done to Lois, Spencer, Lacey, Sonny, Ava-Grace, Sam, Isabella and Neve who all got 10/10 on their CLIC this week yes

Lincoln, Sonny, Sam, Isabella and Harry all got 10/10 on their SAFE challenges and Spencer and Ava-Grace have been promoted yes

Well done to Spencer and Lana who got all of their Learns Its correct and have been promoted yes

 

 https://app.bigmaths.com/login

The school pin is 0806.

Your username is your first name.surname (no capitals) eg. joe.bloggs

Your password is your first name (with a capital) followed by 123 eg. Joe123. 

I will check your scores on Friday so good luck.

 

White Rose Maths

This week we are measuring mass in g and kg, comparing volume and looking at millilitres. The video links, activity sheets and answers are all below.

ENGLISH

This week we are starting a new Talk for Writing unit all about superheros. This unit of work will last 2 weeks and the requested donation at the start of the booklet has already been covered by school. In this unit you will be:

Reading superhero fact files 
Reading a superhero story ‘Playground Rescue’ 
Vocabulary challenge 
Thinking about the story – your response 
Thinking about the story – questions 
Sammy’s creative challenge 
Raja’s craft challenge 
Sammy’s poetry challenge 
Jo’s get-active challenge 
Superhero pet activity 

Spelling and handwriting

This week we are learning to spell the months of the year and time words.

Reading comprehension

This weeks reading comprehension is all about pirates. Remember that the 3 star comprehension is the most challenging so choose wisely. 

Science

Science this week is thinking about which plants we can eat and crops grown by farmers. 

 

CRAFT

I have attached some summer craft ideas for you to have a go at.

Lana has had a great week of learning. She has enjoyed completing the Rainbow Games and designed a super rainbow inspired t shirt. 
Lois has had a week full of rainbows! She has completed the Rainbow Games challenges, made a rainbow collage, designed a super t shirt for the rainbow games and even spotted some rainbows on her dog laugh
Florence has made a super lighthouse including scallop shells gifted by the fishmonger. I love the light she has included. She has also been reading about the life cycle of a sunflower and helping to look after the vegetable garden at home. 
Harry has had a great week learning to spell the months of the year, working on his handwriting, looking after his plants and enjoying the sunshine. 

Week beginning 22.06.20

Hello Year 2,

I hope you are all well. Thank you for the photos and emails you have sent in. It is lovely to hear how you all are and what you have been up to.

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk with your photos, message or questions. 

Have a great week,

Mrs Rickerby

 

MATHS

Our Maths superstars this week are:

Shae, Florence, Scarlett, Ava-Grace, Charley, Lana, Jake, Aiden , Neve all got 10/10 on their CLIC and Eve has been  promoted yes

Shae, Ava-Grace and  Harry  all got 10/10 on their SAFE challenge and Florence, Scarlett, Sonny, Eve, Charley, Lana and Aiden have all been promoted yes

Ava-Grace, Isabella, Charley and Harry all got full marks on their Learn its so have been promoted smileyyes

Well done everyone 

https://app.bigmaths.com/login

The school pin is 0806.

Your username is your first name.surname (no capitals) eg. joe.bloggs

Your password is your first name (with a capital) followed by 123 eg. Joe123. 

I will check your scores on Friday so good luck.

 

White Rose Maths

This week there are only 3 maths lessons to complete as we have already covered some of the content. We are looking at describing movement and turns. All of the video links, activity sheets and answers are below.

ENGLISH

This week we are continuing to work  through the Talk for Writing booklet about rainbows. I have attached the document below in case you need it again. 

Spelling and Handwriting

This week we  are looking at spelling months of the year. 

Comprehensions

Below are 2 different reading comprehensions. There is one about Grace Darling and one about sports day. Remember that you only need to complete 1 of each comprehension and that the the 3 star comprehension is the most challenging. 

Science

Science this week is to find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. If you haven't managed to grow any of your own plants, there are some useful video clips here : 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Mf5rhbTkHLZ3fbJzScyDvC/primary-science-plants

PE - Sports Day

This week is National Sports Week. So to make sure we don't miss out we are asking all classes to take part in a sports week challenge. All the information you need is shown below including a challenge to do each day for a week. There is a score sheet for you to complete and send to me via the class email: year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk. Certificates will be sent to everyone who completes the challenge.

 

Everything you need to complete the challenge is below.

Have fun!

CREATIVE

Use the template below to design a t shirt for the Rainbow Games. How could you represent the values and a rainbow?

 

I am looking forward to seeing your colourful designs. 

Year 2 superstars this week

Harry chose to write about Lego for his writing challenge this week and made a rainbow model as part of his building activity. He also made a police model to show how Lego is used to show your imagination.  Harry has also been bust looking after his plants, completing all of the maths and the lighthouse comprehension. He has completed all of the Talk for Writing booklet about rainbows and sent in a voice recording. A super week Harry smileyyes

 

Lana has had a busy week completing all of the maths, comprehensions and working hard on her spelling. Well done smileyyes
Lois has had a great week of learning and has really enjoyed the rainbows English work and the lighthouse creative task. She has also been looking after her plants. Well done Lois smileyyes

Week beginning 15.06.2020

Hello Year 2,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Hopefully the sun will stay with us this week and you can enjoy some time outside. Thank you to everyone who sent in their photos. It is lovely to see your work and hear how much you enjoyed the Pandora's Box unit of work.

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk with your photos, messages and any questions.

 

Have a super week,

Mrs Rickerby 

 

MATHS 

Big Maths Superstars

Well done to Spencer, Neve, Lincoln, Aiden, Isabella, and Jake who all got 10/10 on their CLIC challenge. Lincoln and Jake have been promoted yes

Sonny, Isabella and Neve got full marks on their Learn Its so have also been promoted yes

Spencer, Isabella, Charley, Jake, Aiden and Neve all got 10/10 on their SAFE challenge and Neve has also been promoted yes

 

https://app.bigmaths.com/login

The school pin is 0806.

Your username is your first name.surname (no capitals) eg. joe.bloggs

Your password is your first name (with a capital) followed by 123 eg. Joe123. 

I will check your scores on Friday so good luck.

 

White Rose Maths

This week we are learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Please find the video links, questions and answers below. 

ENGLISH

We are starting a new Talk for Writing unit this week which we will work on for 2 weeks. The school has already made a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital on behalf of the children.

The activities in this booklet are based on non-fiction texts and are on the theme of rainbows. We will be using our English skills to find out about and express the science of rainbows, explore the symbolism of rainbows and do some thinking about words, as well as some talk, some writing and some creativity! 


 The activities in this booklet are: 

  •  Talking about rainbows 
  •  Reading information texts 
  •  2 vocabulary challenges 
  •  Writing an information text 
  •  Word challenge 
  •  Reading an explanation text 
  •  Talk challenge 
  •  Creative challenge 

Handwriting and spelling

This week we are looking at homophones and conjunctions. 

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently.

A conjunction is a joining word that links words, phrases or parts of a sentence together.

Science

Science this week is looking at the life cycle of plants. You would find some useful videos here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Mf5rhbTkHLZ3fbJzScyDvC/primary-science-plants

 

TOPIC

What can we learn about lighthouses?

Look through the PowerPoint and find out what lighthouses look like, where you find them, what they are used for and how they have changed.

Attached is a reading comprehension all about lighthouses. Remember that you only need to complete 1. The comprehension with 3 stars is the most challenging so choose the questions you think you can confidently manage by yourself. 

CREATIVE

This week I would like you to make your own lighthouse. You could use the template I have added below or you may want to use plastic/paper cups or toilet/kitchen roll tubes. Think about how you could include a light or the effect of a light - battery powered tealight, coloured tissue paper or cellophane. I have included some photos below to give you some idea.

I am looking forward to seeing your models but most importantly have fun making them. 

12.6.2020

Sam has worked hard on his maths all week. Great work Sam yes

Lana has been busy with her maths, beach safety comprehension and mindfulness colouring. Great work Lana yes
Isabella has had a great week working hard on her maths, reading, beach comprehension and science. Great work yes

9.6.2020

Harry has completed all of his Pandora's Box activities and finished by writing his own Magic Box poem which I really enjoyed reading. He has also been working hard on his spelling, maths, science and history. Super work Harry yes

8.6.2020

Spencer had a super week last week working hard on his spelling, handwriting and maths. Fantastic work yes

Ava-Grace had a great week last week completing all of her maths work and she also really enjoyed the english work based on Pandora's Box. Well done Ava-Grace yes

Week beginning 8.6.2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Where has the sun disappeared to? I hope it makes an appearance again soon.

You were all super busy last week and sent me some lovely photos of your wonderful work.

I have added some tasks for you below under the subject headings. Remember to complete as much or as little as you can and don't worry if you can't print anything out. You can use paper at home to record your work or even type some of it up.

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk with your photos, messages or questions.

Have a great week.

Mrs Rickerby x

 

Maths

In maths this week we are finding totals and giving change. Please find the links to the video, questions and answers below.

 

 

Big Maths Login

Big maths website https://app.bigmaths.com/login

The school pin is 0806.

Your username is your first name.surname (no capitals) eg. joe.bloggs

Your password is your first name (with a capital) followed by 123 eg. Joe123

English

We are continuing to work through the Magical Box Talk for Writing booklet this week. The activities in this booklet are based on a myth from Ancient Greece called Pandora’s Box. 

The activities in this booklet are:

 ★  Read Pandora’s Box

★  Do some activities during the story

★  Sketch and label Zeus

★  Answer questions about the story

★  Explore alphabetical order with Apollo

★  Match words to their meanings and write sentences

★  Explore apostrophes

★  Read The Magic Box poem

★  Make a magic box

★  Write a magic box poem

The sound cloud link in the booklet for an audio version of the story does not work so I have found a you tube link which retells the story of Pandora's Box if you want to look at an alternative version. 

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

Spelling and handwriting

This week we are looking at near homophones - near homophones are words that sound similar but are spelt differently.

Science

Science this week is to observe and describe how seeds and 
 bulbs grow into mature plants by planting seeds and bulbs. It would be fantastic if you can get some seeds / bulbs to plant, don't worry if they are not the same seeds/bulbs suggested on the lesson plan. 

seaside themed mindfulness colouring sheets

Topic

This week we are looking at how we can stay safe at the seaside and in the sun. There is a reading comprehension you can complete. Look at the text and questions carefully to see which one you think you can manage.

 

I have also included a PowerPoint about staying safe. See if you can design a poster to display at the beach which shows how to keep safe and what to look out for.

PE challenges from Mrs Broomby 

Challenge 1 : Family challenge - See attached cereal box challenge

Challenge 2 : Build and destroy - see attached sheet

6.6.2020

Isabella has written a recount of her half term and enjoyed picnics and reading 6 books! She has also compared seaside holidays and completed the seaside comprehension about seaside holidays in the past. A great week Isabella smiley

Lana has been busy at home completing the maths work, working on her spellings and comparing seaside holidays in the past with seaside holidays we go on today. Fantastic work Lana smiley

Sonny has had a super week completing all of the the purple mash tasks, all the maths including the big maths challenge, spelling and some science. He is also enjoying the english work based on Pandora's Box.

Well done Sonny smiley

Scarlett has really enjoyed the science work this week and even got dressed in her school uniform to go on a trip smiley 

Lois has had a fantastic week of learning completing all of her maths. She has really enjoyed the english work based on Pandora's Box and also the science work. Lois has also enjoyed Cosmic Kids yoga this week as well.

Super work Lois smiley

Week beginning 1.6.2020

Welcome back everyone to the last half of the summer term.

I hope you have enjoyed a lovely week with your families and enjoyed some of this glorious weather we have been lucky to have.

 

Below you will find the work I have set for this week and Mrs Burke will continue to add on her science for you to look at. Everything  you need is under subheadings so it is easy for you to locate. Please do not feel the need to print everything off. For some of the work you can look at it on the screen, record it on paper you have at home or have a go at typing it up to work on your computing skills. Please complete as much or as little as you can. There is a variety of activities for you to choose from and I will also add some 2dos on Purple Mash for you to have a go at.

 

I would love to hear what you have been up to over half term and hear how you all are. Remember you can email at year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk with your messages and pictures that I can add to the class page for your friends to see. Please get in touch if you have any questions or need help with anything.

 

Take care and have a great week smiley

Mrs Rickerby 

 

MATHS

This week we are using the White Rose resources to look at the 10 times table, grouping, sharing and odd and even numbers. Below is the PDF with all of the video links you will need, question sheets and answers if you need them.

 

 

 

ENGLISH

We have another Talk for Writing booklet to work through over the next 2 weeks. The activities in this booklet are based on a myth from Ancient Greece called Pandora’s Box. As well as reading the story, there are opportunities to draw, create, play with words and read and write poetry.

The activities in this booklet are:

 ★  Read Pandora’s Box

★  Do some activities during the story

★  Sketch and label Zeus

★  Answer questions about the story

★  Explore alphabetical order with Apollo

★  Match words to their meanings and write sentences

★  Explore apostrophes

★  Read The Magic Box poem

★  Make a magic box

★  Write a magic box poem

The sound cloud link in the booklet for an audio version of the story does not work so I have found a you tube link which retells the story of Pandora's Box if you want to look at an alternative version. 

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

SPELLING

Homophones and near homophones.

Homophones are tricky words which sound the same but have different meanings and are sometimes spelled differently (there, their and they're, for example)

TOPIC

We are continuing to look at seasides in the past. I have included a reading comprehension to give you some background information. There are different versions of the comprehensions and the 3 star version is the most challenging. You do not need to complete them all choose the text you feel you can read confidently. 

 

We are going to look at comparing seaside holiday now with seaside holidays in the past and there is a sorting activity for you to complete, a slide show for you to look at photos and a craft activity where you can make your own puppet show. 

Science

Our new Science topic is plants. In this unit children have the opportunity to closely study plants and trees in the natural environment, taking measurements and making observational drawings. Children could plant a seed and a bulb and compare them as they grow. They record changes in their plants in words and pictures, take measurements throughout the unit and finally draw bar charts to show the growth of the two plants. Children set up a comparative experiment to observe what plants need to grow well, and watch the germination process first hand by growing cress.  Children begin to learn about plants we eat, and understand that farming involves creating the right conditions for food crops to grow. 

You will find lesson 1 below, which is the opportunity to look closely at plants and trees and record what you see. You will also find a knowledge organiser which will support your child's learning during this unit.

PE IDEAS

Challenge 1 : Family Buckaroo - see attached sheet

Challenge 2 : 10 in 1 challenge cards - can you then create your own challenge cards too? See attached sheet

 

24.05.2020

Happy Half Term Year 2

Well done for working so hard at home. You have demonstrated  super growth mindset and challenged yourself. We know you are missing your friends and school but remember we will always be there and we care for you. We are all so proud of you. 

 

A big thank you to parents and carers for supporting the home learning. You have been so supportive and are working hard to manage your work commitments as well as home learning.  It has been lovely to hear how the children have been getting on at home and seeing their wonderful work. Hopefully you will be able to spend the week as a family and enjoy some lovely weather.

 

Take care and stay safe.

We all miss you,

Mrs Rickerby and Mrs Burke xx

 

22.05.2020

Eve has had a super week writing a postcard from the elves and finding out about food chains smiley

21.05.2020

Lana has had a fantastic week working through the Evles and The Shoemaker booklet and writing a super story. She has completed her maths work on multiplication and worked hard on her spellings. Top job Lana yes

21.05.2020

Harry has had a super week of learning including writing his own Elf story featuring Sonny smiley . He has worked hard on his maths and is challenging himself with the 3 times table. Harry has also used the photographs to find out about the seaside in the past and completed his habitats work. Well done Harry yes

20.5.2020

Neve and Isabella have written some fantastic stories based on The Elves and The Shoemaker Talk for Writing unit of work. Super work girls smiley

 

Hello again Year 2,

I can't believe Wednesday has come around again so quickly! Thank you for all the work you've sent in, Mrs Rickerby and I really enjoy seeing it all. Science this week is thinking about which organisms can be found in different habitats, and what that habitat provides for them. 

 

Please remember to log onto Big Maths to complete your weekly challenges at https://app.bigmaths.com/

Well done to last week's Maths Champions:

Lincoln, Harry & Neve for 10/10 on CLIC and SAFE

Spencer. Eve & Josh for 10/10 on CLIC

Scarlett, Sonny, Ava-Grace & Jake for 10/10 on SAFE

Ava-Grace & Eve were promoted yes

 

Enjoy half term next week, take care everyone

Mrs Burke

Week beginning 18.5.2020

Hello Year 2,

You had a great week of learning last week,  well done  Thank you to everyone who sent in some photos and emailed us to say how you were getting on. It is always lovely to hear from you.

Thank you also to your adults who have been supporting your work at hope. We appreciate everything they are doing at this difficult time.

We know that some of you may not have access to a printer or are struggling with ink so please remember you can write down any work on paper or type it up for us to see.

Please remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk if you have anything you want to share or need support.

Have a great week.

We are so proud of you all,

Mrs Rickerby  xx

 

White Rose Maths

Below are the video links and activity sheets for next week. We are looking at multiplication.

English

We are continuing to work through The Elves and The Shoemaker Talk for Writing booklet this week. I added it below in case you haven't started it yet. The school have already covered the donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

 

For spelling and handwriting this week we are looking at some of the Year 2 common exception words.

 

History - What were seaside holidays like in the past?

Over the next few weeks we will be starting to look at seaside holidays in the past. This week we are looking at the information we can find from looking at photographs. There is no need to print all of the photographs out, you will be ale to look at them on your computer screen smiley

CREATIVE TASK - CAN YOU MAKE A SEASIDE IN A BOTTLE OR JAR?

PE idea from Mrs Broomby

Please share Joy of Movement letters with your child/ren and then complete the Joy of Movement active afternoon booklet and submit some pictures for us to share on our website and social media. 

Challenge 1 - Family challenge - Active alphabet sheet cna all the family spell each others names too?

15.05.2020

Neve has had a great week working on her maths as well as completing some of the tasks in The Elves and The Shoemaker unit. Great work Neve yessmiley

Lana has had a fantastic week working on her spelling, handwriting and maths smileyyes
Isabella has had a great week of learning working on grammar skills, finding out about food chains, making ice creams, designing clothes for the elves and working hard on her maths. She is also enjoying reading at home. Fantatsic work Isabella yessmiley

13.05.2020

Harry has been having so much fun at home with his learning.

He made cakes for his VE day party and went on a 7 mile bike ride with his dad. Harry loved swinging on the trees in Bitts Park. Harry has also enjoyed the science activity form The Elves and The Shoemaker booklet. He has been testing the materials for an umbrella.  Great work Harry. I am so proud of you and I am pleased you are enjoying your home learning smiley

Eve has sent me some photographs of her VE Day work. She has enojoyed learning about VE Day and designing a medal.

Your bunting looks fabulous Eve, well done smiley

Hello again Year 2

I can't believe it's been nearly 8 weeks since I last saw you all! I hope you enjoyed VE Day, we had a tea party and Ruby and Lola made Union Jack flags. 

For Science this week the aim is to describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and to identify and name different sources of food by making a variety of food chains. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z96r82p

 

 

Don't forget to log on and complete your weekly Big Maths challenges at https://app.bigmaths.com. Well done to last week's Maths Champions:

Lana and Harry got 10/10 on CLIC

Lois got 10/10 on SAFE

Scarlett and Sonny got 10/10 on CLIC & SAFE

Lois, Harry, Scarlett and Sonny were promoted laughyes

 

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Burke

12.05.2020

Neve has been doing some super maths work this morning. Well done smiley

12.05.2020

Spencer is continuing to work hard at home on his Maths and his mental arithmetic skills are fantastic! He also decorated posters and flags for VE Day. Great work Spencer, I am very proud of you smiley

 11.05.2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. If you managed to celebrate VE Day I would love to see any pictures you have.

Below is some suggested work for you. Remember to complete as much or as little as you can. There is no pressure to complete all of the tasks. A little bit of Maths and English everyday is very useful to maintain your skills.

I have set a few tasks on Purple Mash for you to complete if you wish.

Remember to send any work or photographs you have taken to year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

It is lovely to see your work and hear how you are getting on.

Have a great week and keep safe.

Mrs Rickerby x

 

Maths

Below are the video links, questions and answers for Maths this week.

Video links for maths

English

For the next two weeks we are going to use The Elves and The Shoemaker Talk for Writing unit for our English work. Inside the booklet there is a selection of activities from writing poetry, postcards and stories to Science activities and designing clothes.

On the first page it mentions about making a £2 donation for the resources. You do not need to do this as the school have already covered the cost smiley

Please remember this is two weeks worth of work so we will continue to use it next week. 

Here is a link to an audio version of the story they use:

https://soundcloud.com/talkforwriting/elves

Alternative PE ideas

Challenge 1 - Sock wrestling, this is your family/sibling games this week. Set out an area- this can be a circle or just the area in your garden or living room, each player puts a sock over just the toes of their feet and start facing each other on all their hands and knees, on the shout of go the aim of the game is to steal your opponents sock!! Make it harder by putting the sock on properly!!

Challenge 2 - Blast off (see attached challenge card)

Challenge 3 - This is a fun toilet roll and sock challenge  https://youtu.be/JfSl3G0p4u0

Just for fun

Have ago at following the instructions to make a seaside in a bottle or an ice cream cone.

Super science and maths work from Lana this week. Well done :)

Isabella has had a fantastic week of learning at home. She has written a lovely diary entry and designed a medal as part of the VE Day work. Well done Isabella smiley

ashton is getting ready for ve day by putting up bunting

Hello Year 2,

I hope you and your families are all safe and well.

Science this week is looking at how an animal is suited to its habitat. Don't forget we have access to the Curriculum Visions website which has lots of online information books which should help you with this weeks task. You will find a useful video here : https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyx76sg

 

Please don't forget to complete your online maths challenges at https://app.bigmaths.com/

Well done to last weeks Maths Champions:

Aiden, Eve, Lois, Lana, Spencer & Sonny for 10/10 on their CLIC and SAFE tests

Florence, Jake, Ava and Neve for 10/10 on their SAFE test

Harry for 10/10 on his CLIC test

Lois, Eve, Spencer & Neve were promoted! smiley

 

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend,

Mrs Burke

Reading books

Oxford Owl have some free ebooks on their website. You just need to register and create a free login. You can search for books in different age bands and there is a good mix of fiction and non fiction books for the children to use.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page#

This website has been recommended by a few parents so take a look.

charley has been busy designing his spitfire on purplemash

Spencer has been very busy at home. Great work!

Summer Term Week 3 4.5.2020

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for sending me all of your photos last week. It has been lovely to see all of your hard work and hear how you are getting on.

You are all superstars smiley

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk if you have anything you want to share.

I hope you are all staying safe

Mrs Rickerby x

 

Maths

This week we are going back to using White Rose resources for our maths work. The activity sheets and answers are below. Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ to watch the teaching videos that you can use before the activity sheets.

VE DAY 

VE Day 2020 takes place on Friday May 8 in the United Kingdom. This year, it will be on a Bank Holiday - a decision that has been made specially to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Here is a week’s worth of activities that the children can choose from. All the information and resources are included in the attached ZIP folder. 

Diary – comprehension activity

Diary writing task -  Reread the diary entries from the reading comprehension and talk about what is needed in a diary (writing about things that have happened, sharing feelings). Your child can then write their own diary entry about a memorable event using the writing task sheet. This could be a trip to the beach, playing a favourite game at home, a birthday or any other event that they can remember.

Design a medal activity - Using the PowerPoint, read the information about VE Day with your child so that they understand what is being remembered and celebrated. Read the information about war medals and look at the examples of war medals on the PowerPoint slides from World War II. Talk about the questions on the slides. Your child can then design a war medal for a member of the army, navy or air force returning home after World War II. They could use the paper worksheet or make their own medal using fabric, cardboard or anything else you have at home.

Letter writing -  write a letter to a serviceman or woman, thanking them for their bravery, using the writing paper included.

Bunting and flags-  Use the bunting and flag templates to help decorate your home for VE Day! 

 

spelling and handwriting - words that end with tion

PE ideas

Challenge 1 Ball chase - roll a ball and try and see if you can beat it, challenge your family - who is the best? WATCH YOU DON'T RUN INTO THE WALL!!!

Challenge 2 : Click on this link to take you to a fun story about pirates and how they act https://home.jasmineactive.com/play/themes/pirates/story/pirate-pranks using email : parents@cumwhinton-1.com and password : cumwhinton

Challenge 3 : Robot game (see attached image) Can you challenge the grown-up at home and give them the correct instructions too?

RE/PSHE

Some NISCU volunteers of the children will recognise from school  have been making videos for the primary-age children..

For the week beginning 27th April, their theme was ‘Friendship’. For those who haven’t seen any previous videos, the one for Tuesday 28th April is actually the best place to start as it includes an introduction for anyone just joining , with photos of NISCU staff that they might recognise.

A new video is posted on the NISCU West Cumbria YouTube channel every weekday, where you can also catch up with earlier videos.      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDOTgM_Ko8OIhiH0zltB8Wg   

 

1.5.2020

Ava -Grace has been a busy bee this week. Her mum has told me how hard she has been working on her maths and her times table knowledge is improving too. Well done Ava-Grace.

Ava - Grace has also found time to design a new sports outfit for Cumwhinton, read lots and made jelly fish and a crab. 

Excellent work smiley

This young lady has enjoyed her work on habitats this week and written a fabulous acrostic poem about the seaside. Well done smiley

Look at this amazing whale shark Neve has made using a plastic bottle and paper mache. I am super impressed with your creative skills, well done Neve smiley

Lois has been working hard at home on her times tables and produced great work on habitats while enjoying the sun. Well done Lois smiley

Isabella has been working very hard at home and enjoying her school work. Here are some photos of her wonderful work. Well done Isabella, we are very proud of you smiley

30.4.2020

Eve has worked hard to make a crab and the Rainbow Fish out of objects at home. They are fabulous smiley Eve has also written a super acrostic poem about the seaside using her beautiful joined handwriting. Well done yes

29.4.2020

Spencer has been working hard at home on his Maths and English as well as completing tasks on Purple Mash. He has shared his super seaside acrostic poem and his lovely cursive handwriting.

Great work Spencer, keep it up smiley

29.4.2020

Fantastic habitat work form Harry. He found a spider nest with his dad.

Aiden has written a lovely acrostic poem and achieved 100% on his Accelerated Reader quiz. Well done!

29.4.2020

Hi Year 2 

I have enjoyed seeing your minibeast photos that you have sent in and the minibeasts you have designed on Purple Mash. It's lovely to see what you've been up to! smiley Please remember that you do not have to do all the work I set, just what works for you. Below you will find Lesson 4 on Living Things and their Habitats. This week we are looking at different habitats around the world. Choose 1 of the 4 habitats suggested to research, then tell your siblings, parents, family or friends all about it. They could ask you some questions to discover what you have found out. We have access to the curriculum visions website which is a fantastic source for information. Follow the link https://www.curriculumvisions.com/  user name is cumwhinton/0001 and the password is jungle.

 

Please try to do your Beat That quizzes at https://app.bigmaths.com/

I was super impressed with the following children last week:

Charley, Scarlett, Sonny, Lois, Eve, Spencer and Florence who scored 10/10 on both their CLIC and SAFE tests.

Jake for 10/10 on CLIC

Neve and Ava-Grace 10/10 on SAFE and Neve got full marks for her Learn Its

Harry got all his CLIC, SAFE and Learn Its correct laugh

yes Florence, Neve & Florence were promoted

 

Well done everyone!

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Burke

 

28.4.2020 Accelerated Reader

We have opened the date and time restrictions so that you are now able to access Accelerated Reader while you are at home.  Please use the link below for the website and then your usual username and log in if you wish to quiz on all the lovely books that you have been reading.  

https://ukhosted49.renlearn.co.uk/2235796/

27.4.2020

Jake, Sonny, Neve, Lana and Harry have written some fantastic acrostic poems about the seaside. You can also see that Harry has lost some teeth while we have been off. I hope the tooth fairy visited Harry laugh

Summer Term Week 3 - 27.4.2020

Hello Year 2

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the lovely weather we have had. 

Thank you for the messages you are sending me on Purple Mash and the fantastic photographs of all your hard work. I love seeing what you have been up to and sharing them on this page.

year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk 

Below is some work you can cover at home. Remember to do as much or as little as you can and don't worry if you can't print anything out just record any work on paper you have at home. Completing a little bit of Maths and English everyday will make sure you keep on top of your skills.

Mrs Rickerby 

 

Maths

We are up to date with the White Rose Maths learning because our Easter holidays were earlier than most of the country we have completed everything. We will have a break form White Rose Maths this week unless you want to go back and cover anything you may have missed https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

I have attached some Maths mats you may wish to complete if you have covered all of the White Rose.

It is important that you keep working on your timestable knowledge - 2, 5 and 10 times table. If you are confident with them why don't you have a go at multiples of 3 in preparation for starting Year 3.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

English

This week I would like you to write an acrostic poem about the seaside. 

The first letter of each line in an acrostic poem spells a word.

Think about the adjectives and phrases you can use to make your poem interesting.

For example:

Sand squelching underneath my feet

Excited children running into the waves

I have attached a word mat to give you some ideas and also writing frame if you wish to use it.

For this week’s spellings and handwriting practice we are looking at adding ‘-ing’ to words that end in ‘-y’ with a consonant before it.

There is also a spelling game on Purple Mash where you drag the tiles to make the word. The words look at how the /aɪ/ sound spelt - y at the end of words.

PE

Mrs Broomby has given us some alternative ideas to have fun and keep fit:

1. Snowball fight, screw up pieces of newspaper or letters mum's and dad's don't need anymore - make lots of small 'snowballs'. Draw a line on the ground or lay a skipping rope across an area to divide it into two - then divide snowballs between you (and your siblings) and the grown up(s) in the house. It's now time to fight!! Set a timer for 30s and the winner is the team with the least snowballs in their half - remember no cheating and stepping over the dividing line!

2. Balloon tennis - click on following link for a really simple idea for playing tennis inside or even outside if it isn't too windy. 

www.facebook.com/middlebranchavondalepe/videos/857710581370077/UzpfSTEwNDk5NDcxOTE3ODA0OTU6MjcyODk4MzQzNzIxMDE4Nw/?q=balloon%20tennis&epa=SEARCH_BOX

3. Design a sports kit of your choice - this can be a kit of the future or it could have a super power within the kit for example rocket shoes, or it could be for a sport that has not been invented yet. Attached is a body outline pdf.

Purple Mash

  • I have set two 2dos on Purple Mash where you have to name the UK countries and capital cities.
  • I have set a 2do where you need to describe what you can see, hear, smell, feel and taste at the seaside.

 

For fun

Can you use any of your recycling from home (toilet roll tubes, plastic bottles, egg boxes cardboard boxes, yogurt pots) to create some seaside crafts. Be as imaginative as you can and recycle as many of the materials as possible.

Most importantly have fun and be creative.

Here are some ideas:

Here are some more of our Year 2 superstars sharing their work. Lois has been working hard all week on the human and physical features of the seaside and has produced a fantastic piece of artwork based on Blackpool. Ava-Grace has painted a lovely beach scene and found out different habitats including the pond at her Gran's house.

Jake has produced a beautiful sea shell wind chime. He has used the electric drill independently to drill holes in the shells and then threaded them through fishing wire. Scarlett has been on a minibeast hunt and kept a record of all the ones she has found. Great work everyone smiley

Sonny has had a great time hunting for minibeasts and recording his results

super maths and english work from isabella this week

Well done Lana on a fantastic piece of art.

Florence has built this amazing bug hotel with her dad and sister. I am very impressed Florence and hope you can keep us updated with all the visitors you will have smiley 

Mrs Rickerby

Hello Year 2

I am missing you all, I hope you are having lots of fun and enjoying the sunshine. I have been very impressed with the Science you have been doing, keep it up! This weeks Science is all about looking at microhabitats - a small habitat inside a larger one. It does ask you to look for minibeasts, using a magnifying glass if you have one, but please don't worry if you don't. I have to say I am a little bit happy you are doing this lesson at home as I am not very keen on bugs. I think I told you my secret that I am scared of ladybirds, but don't tell anyone please! I have included the Science work below, I am sure Florence will be able to find lots of bugs in her fabulous bug hotel . I have also set you a linked 2do on Purple Mash.

Please continue to do your Beat that tests online for Maths at https://www.bigmaths.com/

Well done to Lana and Charley who I promoted this week. Well done also to Spencer, who got all his CLIC and SAFE questions correct last week, Aiden who scored 10/10 on CLIC and Neve who got all her SAFE questions correct. Keep up the good work!

from Mrs Burke

Sonny has worked so hard to create a beach scene. He has used different materials to create a boat, cliffs, the water and a lighthouse. The lighthouse even has a working light! Well done Sonny smiley
Eve has used her own camera to take photographs of different habitats on her daily walks. What a great idea! Eve has also been working on her lovely joined handwriting. Great work smiley
Harry has produced some fantastic geography work and has researched facts about Blackpool. He has also produced a lovely seaside picture with a lighthouse. He used colour mixing to create different shades of blue. Great work Harry smiley
Shae has shared his fantastic explorers project. He decided to create a 3D map on Chistopher Columbus' journey to America. You should be very proud of yourself Shae smiley

Lana has been working extra hard at home to complete her handwriting, work on fractions and measurements as well as her reading comprehensions. Great work Lana. Thank you for sharing it with us smiley

Neve has created a beautiful seaside collage that shows animals in their different habitats. Great work Neve

Summer Term Week 2 – 20.4.20

Hello Year 2

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Thank you to those of you who have emailed us at year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk  with your questions. It has been wonderful to hear from you and know that you and your families are safe. You have all been busy on Purple Mash producing some fantastic work.  Send any photographs of your work and I can post them on here for everyone to see.

Maths

We are continuing to look at measures this week – comparing lengths and using our knowledge to solve  problems.

Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ to find some videos and activity sheets to go with them. If you do not have a printer look at the activities on screen and see if you can complete them on paper. The answers are also included so you can check your work.

We are on summer term week 2 as our Easter holidays were different from other parts of the country but you can always go back if you have missed the previous weeks work. 

Remember to work on your 2, 5 and 10x tables 

https://www.timestables.co.uk

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Why not have a go at the maths on the move home challenge where you use things you have got at home to complete maths challenges.

English

I have included a reading comprehension all about beaches for the children to complete. It includes the text, questions and answers. There are 3 levels - 1 star, 2 stars and 3 stars. The 3 star text and questions are the most challenging. 

There is also a SPAG activity mat for the children to have a go at and the answers are also included. 

Spelling and handwriting practice looks at words ending with the suffixes – less and ly. A left handed practice sheet has been included as well.

Geography

What are the human and physical features of a Seaside?

Look through the slide show which shows British beaches and explains what the human and physical features are.

Physical features are things that occur naturally, like trees, rivers and mountains.

Human features are things that don’t occur naturally, such as roads, shops and harbours.

Use the word mat to help you describe the physical and human features of St Ives.

On Purple Mash I have set you a 2do which looks at the geography of the seaside. Use the slide show to help describe the human and physical features.

Art

Your challenge is to create a beach image that includes physical and human features. You can use whatever you have at home to create your art work – paint, chalk, pens, crayons, collage materials. Please send photos of your completed art work to year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk and I can create an online art gallery for everyone to view.

I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

Mrs Rickerby

BBC Bitesize 20.4.2020

 From 9am Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch BBC Bitesize Daily on BBC iPlayer and Red Button. 20-minute lessons covering ages 5 to 14. See the primary timetable below:

17.4.2020

Lois has been a superstar this week and completed lots of fantastic work. She has been sharing what she knows about beaches as part of geography , fractions in maths and looking at the life processes of animals in science. I am so pleased you can share it with us. Well done Lois smiley

 

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

if you have some work you want to share with us all. 

Hi Year 2

I hope you enjoyed your Easter and have saved me some chocolate!

Below is the 2nd lesson in our Living Things and their Habitats topic. Please just do what you can. I have also set you a 2Do on Purple Mash linked to our Science. Here is a great video to watch which explains what a habitat is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSWYE37MJs#action=share

 

For maths please complete your CLIC challenges, go to the big maths website https://app.bigmaths.com/login

The school pin is 0806.

Your username is your first name.surname (no capitals) eg. joe.bloggs

Your password is your first name (with a capital) followed by 123 eg. Joe123. 

I will check your scores on Friday so good luck.

Have a lovely week,

from Mrs Burke

13.4.2020 Summer Term Week 1

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely Easter. I have enjoyed looking at your work on Purple Mash over the holidays. 

Our topic for the summer term is 'The Seaside'. We are going to start off by looking at geography and the big question for this topic is

Why do we love to be beside the seaside?

Below I have attached our knowledge organiser for the topic and a power point which looks at where our seaside are. Look through the power point with an adult and discuss any of the seaside resorts you have visited. You could also use the internet to research any resorts/seaside towns you would like to visit. 

I have included a reading comprehension about crabs for the children to complete. It includes the text, questions and answers. There are 3 levels - 1 star, 2 stars and 3 stars. The 3 star text and questions are the most challenging. 

There is also a SPAG activity mat for the children to have a go at and the answers are also included. 

For maths you can use the following link to access the White Rose Resources:

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

We are finishing off our unit on fractions and moving onto measurement. There are short videos for you to watch and then activities you can complete. If you do not have a printer look at the activities on screen and see if you can complete them on paper. The answers are also included so you can check your work.

We are now on summer term 1 but you can always go back if you have missed the previous weeks work. 

Remember to work on your 2x tables 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/2-times-table.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

I will continue to add some English, Maths and topic work onto Purple Mash and you have also got the CPG books that you took home last term to work through. Mrs Burke will continue to add on Science work for you.

if you scroll down you can see the activities she set just before Easter.

 

Remember to email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk and share you work. I can post pictures and messages on here for your friends to see smiley

Stay safe

Mrs Rickerby

6.4.2020

Hello everyone.

I hope you are all keeping well.

Nosy Crow books have released a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children. It is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

You can read or download a copy using the link below:

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

Stay safe,

Mrs Rickerby

3.4.2020

Hi Year 2

Lois has sent me a photo of the fantastic Easter crafts she has completed with her brother and her explorer project on Bear Grylls. Well done Lois yessmiley

If you do any work at home and want to share it will us please email year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk

I would love to see your work.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Rickerby x

Hi Year 2

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Our new Science topic is Living Things and their Habitats. Each week I will upload a new lesson, if you have no printer just write down your answers on paper. Please do as much or as little as you want.  I will also set you some 2dos on Purple Mash.

I miss you all

from Mrs Burke

Well done Harry, fantastic work

26.03.2020

Hello Year 2.

Here are some Easter activities you choose from over the next couple of weeks. Take a look at them and pick your favourites. If you can't print them out follow the craft instructions on the screen. Send any photos of your Easter crafts to year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk and I can post them on here. 

I am loving all your super work on Purple Mash and the messages you are sending me. Keep up the good work yes

 

Mrs Rickerby x

some fantastic alien poems by neve and harry on purplemash

25.03.2020

Good morning Year 2 smiley

It looks like it is going to be another sunny day so get out in your garden and enjoy some fresh air if you can. Why not try a senses scavenger hunt?

Please let me know what you have been up to and I can share it on here for your friends to see. Ask an adult to email me at year2@cumwhinton.cumbria.sch.uk  with your messages, work and photos.

We are all thinking about you and your families.

Mrs Rickerby x

24.3.2020

Hello Year 2 from Mrs Rickerby

White Rose (Cumwhinton School's Maths scheme of work) has produced some home learning lessons which has a video for parents and children and then an activity. Here is the link if you would like to use it. Year 2 are looking at fractions which we started last week

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

I have also set some 2do activities on Purple Mash for you to have a go at. If you press the hand in button once you have completed the task you can leave me a message and I can reply to you smiley

 

I look forward to seeing your wonderful work.

Mrs Rickerby blush 

24.3.20.

Good Morning Year 2.....we are missing you! xx

 

Live on You Tube at 9.00 am every weekday morning #PEwithJOE.  Joe 'The Body Coach' will be broadcasting a 30 minute live indoor PE lesson on his You Tube Channel, aimed at keeping the nation's children active during the school closure.

 

This would be a great way to begin each day ready for work smiley

 

READING AT HOME....

Don't forget to read each day (at least 20 minutes!)

If you want to try some different books log onto:

 

www.curriculumvisions.com

user:  cumwhinton/001

password: jungle

 

This website gives a wealth of online books for children to explore and engage with.  It's excellent....take a look!

 

I will soon be reading a story live on our school Facebook page so watch out for information about this.  You can send me recommendations for your favourite poems or stories!  Mrs.Mitchell xxx

Y2 SPELLINGS

Welcome to the Twinkl Home Learning Hub. Parent or teacher, at home or still in school, our Home Learning Hub has you covered during school closures. Each day you'll find a new set of daily activities to get involved with. Qualified Twinkl teachers will provide book readings, live lessons, positive news updates and more. We'll be bringing you activities from our partners too, to help fill your days and offer some much-needed variety. Activities will be listed the day before - giving you enough time to get prepped and set up for the next day's learning.

Find your own approach. Don't worry about recreating school at home. But - if you're looking for ideas, or a way of adding a bit of routine into your day, you'll find it here.

Twinkl Home Learning Hub - New ideas, everyday!

 

If you log onto Twinkl there is a HOME LEARNING HUB which you can access (see log in below) - click on the age group you want to access and it will offer many ideas and activities which you can choose from!

To support parents and carers during school closure Twinkl have offered a free one month membership.

Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Enter the code:  UKTWINKLHELPS

This will give you and your child access to a range of resource organised by age and subject.smiley

24.3.20.  Have a go at some of the activities above!  You don't have to do them all....pick your favourites smiley

6.3.2020 We worked as a team to build a football goal out of newspaper

Nick from Primary Stars is teaching us all about PHSE.

28.2.20 We are learning all about recycling.

Tullie House - Drisgby the Whale

The young whale was tragically stranded on a beach near Drigg, West Cumbria (2014) and was recovered by an expedition for the Museum some six months later. The skeleton has been identified as a Sei whale which is one of the baleen group of whales which the Blue Whale also belongs to. Sei whales can grow up to eighteen metres in length and can weigh up to thirty tons. Baleen whales have no teeth and instead have special combs in their mouths called baleen plates. They take huge mouthfuls of food and water, the water is then filtered through the plates leaving the whale’s diet of krill, plankton, small fish and squid. We are now working to find out more about this wonderful specimen and prepare the skeleton for display.

 

We measured how long Baby Drigsby would have been - 12 children long!

 

We got touched the baylene that was from Drigsby's mouth.  We also got to practice being explorers by cleaning the bones - they had to be burried in horse poo to get rid of the smell!

 

 

Adventurers and Explorers - Spring Term

24.1.20 Today in science we investigated how exercise affects our bodies.

Still image for this video

17.1.20 Today in Science we talked about having a balanced diet. We sorted food into foods we can eat a lot of, foods we can eat some of, and foods that we should only have as a treat.

ks1 christmas play 2019 baubles!

29.11.19 We have designed and made our own name plaques for our bedroom doors.

1.11.19 We visited the library bus and chose some books.

18.10.19 We have been learning about recycling.

Pumpkin Soup

Linking to our Harvest story 'Pumpkin Soup' we decided to follow a recipe to make pumpkin soup.  We had to follow the instructions step by step and be responsible year 2s when using the cookery knives.  

 

Wear it Yellow!

10.10.19 - Felt Making

4.10.19 We are investigating whether you can twist, squash, stretch or bend different materials in Science.

Place Value - Addition

Sukkah. A Sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot.

20.9.19 science - we went around the school on a material's hunt, asking the question 'What is it made of?'

Adjectives 

 

An adjective is a describing word!

 

In year 2 we have been looking at boring sentences.   We have been thinking of amazing adjectives we could add into the boring sentences to make them more exciting! 

Partitioning 2-digit numbers using a bead string

Year 2 are doing laps of the field, 7 laps = 1 mile. We will try to do 100 miles before the end of year 2!

13.9.19 Today Year 2 enjoyed dressing up in Roald Dahl costumes. We designed our own dream jars.

11.9.19. Partitioning 2-digit numbers into tens and ones.

Big Questions for History and Geography