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Hello Year 2 and Happy Friday! 

I'm so proud of all of you and all the hard work you have done this week. I'm sending lots of heart bursts to you all. 

Click on the link below to listen to my Friday message. In our learning this morning we will practise the maths skills we have learned this week, think about how to keep money safe and learn how to join sentences using conjunctions. Please also remember to complete the handwriting revision tasks too. Children in RWI groups should complete the activities listed under the RWI blanner. 

This afternoon there is a lovely whole school music project for you to look at. It's all about the composer Vivaldi. There's also a short quiz for you to complete. 

Our final activity today is to think about our Gospel Virtues for this half term - Grateful and Generous. Have a look at the PDF file and there's a beautiful craft to complete. 

At the end of the day, you can listen to two more chapters of 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'. 

I hope you have a great day and a brilliant weekend. 

Please take care and stay safe. 

 

Mrs Riley's Friday Morning Message and explanation of today's learning.

Thursday

Good Morning Year 2. Are you ready for another busy day? I think you are.  You are learning superstars and I am so impressed with how hard you are working. 

After our morning prayers, I would like you to practise your handwriting. I love seeing how you are remembering to use your new skills in your writing. Well done. 

In our Maths lesson we will be finding totals. This is what happens when we go shopping. We have to add up the cost of what we want to buy to find the total. You will need to use your addition skills to help you. 

In our English lesson, we will be looking at the present and past tenses and I'd like you to complete a couple of short extercises. You will need to apply what you learned yesterday about verbs to help you complete the tasks. 

Children in RWI groups should complete the tasks under the RWI banner below. 

This afternoon, I've given you a choice of P.E tasks to complete and I'd also like you to learn about the Baptism of Our Lord by looking at the PDF file and then completing a short written task. There's also a craft activity to complete. I think you'll enjoy it. 

Have a great day, Year 2. I'm looking forward to seeing all your work. 

 

Mrs Riley's Thursday Morning Message

Wednesday

Good Morning Year 2. I hope you are all well. Thank you so much for working so hard yesterday. You are all amazing.

As today is Wednesday, we would usually have class meditation. I have put a link to the Wednesday Word below and would like you to take a few moments today to sit with your grown ups to share the stories and prayers on the sheet. Perhaps you could light a candle and play some quiet music too. 

Listen to my morning message by clicking the link below.

We have lots of fabulous things to do today beginning with our handwriting lesson. Click on the link below to watch the video and continue to revise our Jumper Family. 

Once you have done that, click on the link for my message about today's Maths lesson and then complete the activities in the PDF file. You will be using some maths you learned about last term to compare money totals. 

In our English Lesson you will be learning all about verbs and then, this afternoon, we will be thinking about the weather in our Geography activities. I'd also like you to finish the PSHE tasks I set yesterday. 

Children in RWI groups should follow the activities listed under the RWI banner. 

I've added some links to reading books to this page. Just scroll down to find them. It's really important to keep on reading and I'd really like to hear about your favourite stories. Tell me all about them in your next e-mail. 

At the end of the day, there's another chapter of 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd to listen to - you'll find out what happens when Tomas has to leave Flicker at home whilst he is at school! It involves a lot of dragon poo! 

Have a great day Year 2! 

 

Listen to Mrs Riley's Wednesday Morning message by clicking the link below.

Tuesday

Hello Year 2. I hope that you are all well. Thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday. You are all superstars. 

We have another busy day again today. This morning you will practise your handwriting, learn how to use money to make the same amount in different ways as well as write from the point view of a character in our English lesson. 

Children working in RWI groupsshould complete the phonics lessons and carry out the English tasks shown under the RWI banner below. 

This afternoon you will look at the story of the Flight to Egypt in our R.E. lesson and write a letter. 

I've also added some activities linked to this week's 'Picture News' under our PSHE banner. These activities don't all need to be completed today - you can complete them over the course of the week. If you have brothers or sisters in school they will be compleing similar activities so perhaps you could work together. 

Later in the week we will be starting a new project in Geography. You will need an empty plastic bottle to complete the activity. Please ask your grown up to set one aside for you. 

I can't wait to see your work, so please send lots of photos to me via our class e-mail address. 

Have a great day. 

Mrs Riley's Tuesday Message

Monday

Hello Year 2. I hope you all had a good weekend. 

Please click on the link below to lisen to my morning message. 

We have a busy day ahead of us today. This morning there will be lots of learning in English and Maths. Scroll down to find the activities. This afternoon, I've scheduled some P.E. and Art. 

For children who are in RWI Phonics groups, your activities are all together under the'RWI' banner - just scroll down to find out what to do. I've also added some writing tasks for the week for you to complete once you have finished the RWI activities. 

I've also added a new section to our Home Learning page for Kinetic Letters. This is where you will find links to some videos that Mrs Cangiano has made for each of our letter families and a set of lines to write on. Don't worry if you can't print anything, just make your own handwritinglines by drawing the 'Brave Monkey' and 'Scared Monkey' trees on paper. There's also some information to help your parents know a little bit more about how we teach handwriting. 

I hope you have a fabulous day. Please send lots of photos of your work via our class e-mail. 

If you have any questions, please contact me using our class e-mail.

Have a great day. 

 

Mrs Riley's Monday Message

Every Day

It is really important to keep on reading whilst you are at home. Click on the link below to go to the free e-library at Oxford Owls or look at the PDF file of other reading resources for some extra inspiration. 

I'd love to know what you are reading at home, so please e-mail me to let me know. 

Happy reading! 

Link to Oxford Owls free e-reading library

Friday

In our Maths lesson today, you will use the skills we have learned this week to solve some problems and learn about how to keep money safe. 

Have fun! 

Thursday

Today's lesson is all about adding money to find totals. Everything you need is in the PDF file- just click on the link below. There's also a short video for you to watch to help you complete the tasks. I know you will produce fabulous work and I can't wait to see what you do. 

Wednesday

In today's lesson you will use what we learned last term about comparing numbers using < > and =, to compare money totals. Listen to my video by clicking the link below to find out what to do. I know you will be brilliant at this and I am so looking forward to seeing all the wonderful work you do. 

Tuesday

In today's lesson you wil be learning how to make the same amount in different ways. Everything you need is in the PDF file below and I've also added a video explaining what to do. I know you will enjoy this task and I'm really looking forward to seeing all your work. 

Monday

In our lesson today we will learn how choose coins to make a given amount. The aim is to use the least amount of coins to do this. For example, I could use 9 10ps to make 90p but that would be a lot of coins! It would be much better to use 50p and 2 x 20p. Please bear this in mind when you are completing today's tasks. I've explained it all in a short video called 'Note about Monday's Maths' - just click the link below. 

I've also added some additional challenge tasks, if you want to complete them. These are optional, which means you don't have to do them. Look out for our Challenge Bot who will show you where they are. 

I know that maths about money can be a little tricky, so I've added a PDF of tasks you can try if you're not yet confident with the core tasks. It's called 'Maths Support Pack' and you can find it below. You should use these activities in place of the daily lessons. 

You are all amazing mathematicians, so I know you will be able to complete the activities. I can't wait to see your work. 

Have fun! 

Video about Thursday's Maths lesson

Mrs Riley's Notes about Wednesday's Maths

Message from Mrs Riley about Tuesday's Maths lesson

Note about Monday Maths

Mrs Riley's Group

Monday

In today's lesson, you will be reading a text all about wombats, identifying features of a text and answering some comprehension questions. Remember to write your answers in full sentences and check that you have used capital letters and full stops. 

Tuesday

Watch a short video to explain today's learning by clicking the link below. Then follow all the instructions in the PDF file to complete the tasks. Today you will listen to a story about a mischievous wombat, revise ordering and spelling the days of the week and learn about writing from different points of view. Remember to check your work carefully to make sure that you have used capital letters and full stops. Click on the link for 'Diary of a Wombat 1' to listen to the story.

Wednesday

Today we will revise how to recognise verbs and how to use them to make our writing more interesting. Everything you need in in the PDF file - just click on the link below. 

Thursday

Today our learning will focus on tenses and we will be finding out about the simple past tense. Everything you need is in today's English PDF and there are also 2 videos to watch- just click on the links below. Try to watch the videos all about the past tense and irregular verbs before you work through the PDF file and again before you complete the tasks. 

I'm looking forward to seeing all your work, so ask your grown ups to send lots of pictures to me. 

Friday

For our last lesson of the week we are going to be learning how to join our ideas using conjunctions. This will help us with our writing next week. There's a short guided activity to complete with me, so click on the video lonk below - the instructions for when to do this are in the PDF file. 

I know your work will be amazing and I can't wait to see it. 

 

Guided English activity with Mrs Riley

Past tense verbs

All about irregular verbs

Diary of a Wombat - a different version

All about verbs

Diary of a Wombat

Mrs Riley's message about Tuesday's English lesson.

 RWI Phonics Groups

Use the links below each day to watch the videos for today's sounds. 

Mrs Cangiano's/Mrs Scotney's/ Mrs Hounsell's Groups (Purple/Orange before Christmas)

Click on the Set 3 Speed Sounds and Spelling videos and 'Read and Hold a sentence 2'

Miss Grove's Group (Green before Christmas)

Click on 'Set 2 Speed Sounds' and 'Set 2 Spelling' and ' Read and Hold a Sentence 1'. 

The sounds change daily and remain on the RWI YouTube page for 24 hours. 

If you are not sure which RWI group you are in, please let me know. 

English Activities

Click on the PDF file to find some reading and writing activities for this week. There are 5 activities linked to a film called 'The Book of Butterflies'. You can watch the film by clicking on the link below. 

Have a go at as many as these activities as you have time for, but don't worry if you don't have chance to complete them all. 

 

 

 

The Book of Butterflies

Tuesday- Friday

For the rest of this week, we will be revising all the letters in the 'Jumper Family'. Click on th video link below to watch Mrs Cangiano's video. 

Monday

Today we will revise the letter r and practise the letter p from the jumper family. Mrs Cangiano will explain what to do if you follow the link below. I've also added some reminders about how to hold your pencil and position your board as well as a copy of our handwriting paper. 

Revise the Jumper Family - Tuesday to Friday

Monday handwriting letter 'p'

Friday

In today's lesson you will be thinking about our Gospel Virtues for this half term - Grateful and Generous. There's a short craft activity to complete too.

Thursday

In today's lesson you will learn all about the Baptism of Jesus. Look out for a character we have learned about before who plays an important part in this story. Click on the link below to watch a video of the story. There is a short writing task to complete as well as a craft activity. 

Tuesday

In today's lesson, we will belearning all about how the Holy Family had to flee to Egypt. You will listen to the story by clicking the link below and then think about Mary's feelings at this time before writing a letter explaining what has happened. 

I know you will enjoy this task and I can't wait to see your work. Remember i will be looking for capital letters - at the start of sentences and for names - and full stops in your writing as well as a good understanding of the story. 

For those children normally in RWi groups fro English, there is an alternative task for you to complete. 

 

Video of the story of the Baptism of Our Lord

Tuesday's R.E. Story

Wednesday

In our lesson today you will learn all about the weather and what we mean by 'climate'. You will make a rain gauge and start to collect data ready to create your own weather report. 

You will need an empty plastic bottle, scissors, a marker pen, some stones and a ruler to make your rain gauge. You must work with a grown up to do this. 

There is also a short writing task to complete. 

Please send lots of photos of your rain gauges to me. We will use one in school as well. 

Have fun! 

Tuesday

These activities are linked to this week's Picture News. You don't have to complete them all today - you can dip in and out of the activities during the course of the week. 

Monday

Today we will start a fabulous whole school project using every day objects to make art. I can't wait to see what you do. All the instructions are in the PDF file below. 

Thursday

For today's P.E. why don't you click on the link below to join in with a Joe Wicks workout or  have a go at the Marcus Rashford workout from yesterday - you can find it on BBC iplayer. 

P.E. with Joe Wicks

Monday

Today we are going to compete 3 warm up activities: 

Star jumps challenge

Burpees Challenge

Around the World Challenge

Click on the PDFs below for your instructions.

Once you've done that, carry out an agility activity called 'Right Way Wrong Way'. This is like a game we play in school and I know you will enjoy it. There's a PDF file and a video to explain what to do. Just click on the links below. 

Make sure you have enough space for this actvity.

Have fun! 

Friday

Click on th links below to find out about Mrs Riley's favourite composer - Vivaldi. There are some fun activities to complete and a quiz to try. Have fun! 

Friday

Listen to chapters 11 and 12 of The Boy Who Grew Dragons and find out what happened after Tomas came home from school. Don't forget to check the vocabulary files to find out the meaning of some key new words.

Thursday

To end our day, listen to the next chapter of The Boy Who Grew Dragons to find out why you should never keep a dragon in your rucksack! 

Wednesday

Listen to Chapter 9 of The Boy who Grew Dragons by clicking the link below. I've added some key words to look at before you start. This will help you understand exactly what is happening in the story. 

I wonder if you can use any of these words in sentences of your own? 

Tuesday

Listen to chapter 8 of our class reader by clicking the link below. Don't forget to look at the file with the key vocabulary to look out for before you start. 

Monday

Today I'm going to continue to read our class story - 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd. There's also a file with some key vocabulary to look at as well as copy of a letter that Andy Shepherd sent especially to us to read! Just click the link below. 

Chapter 12 of Y2 Class Reader

Chapter 11 of Y2 Class Reader

Chapter 10 of 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'

Chapter 9 of The Boy Who Grew Dragons

Chapter 8 Y2 Class Reader

Chapter 7 Y2 Class Reader

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