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Readiwriter and Numbots are also brilliant resources which we continue to encourage children to use on a daily basis to help develop spelling and numeracy skills.
Friday 8th January
Before Christmas we looked at a Welsh letter from Father Christmas and looked for Welsh words we understood, writing the English translations (see picture below for a super example)! Today we would like you to look at another Welsh letter and with a grown up try to read the letter. Can you recognise any Welsh words? Do you know what they mean in English? If you’re not sure perhaps use google translate to help you!
Today we would like you to work on your aiming skills! Can you look for a bucket/tub and make some balls (rolled up socks work really well)! Try to find a measuring tape. Can you stand 1 metre (100cm) away from a tub and try to throw your ‘ball’ into the bucket? If you get it in try moving back another 50cm and try again. What distance are you away from your bucket now? Keep moving back 50cm until you start missing!
Perhaps explore aiming your ‘balls’ into different types of containers – what makes it easier/harder?
Remember to really think about your work on measure when completing your activity today – what was the largest distance you could throw and aim correctly? If it is snowy perhaps try this activity with snowballs!
We have been exploring odd and even numbers – try to listen to the songs below and join in if you can to help you learn the odd and even numbers. Then keep scrolling down for today's numeracy activity.
Can you write the even numbers between 10 and 40. Now can you find half of each number and write it underneath each number. I have done the even numbers from 0-10 to show you! I have attached a sheet to help you with your recording work if this helps you!
Number 2 4 6 8 10
Half 1 2 3 4 5
Thursday 7th January 2021
We are sure you had lots of lovely presents for Christmas. Today we would like you to write a thank you letter. You could write it to Father Christmas, your grandma, aunty, cousin, whoever you would like. Remember you need to write your address at the top of the letter and please remember to use cursive writing, capital letters and full stops. Remember to say who the letter is from. If you are going for a walk later in the day you could pop the letter in the postbox.
Doubling a two digit number.
Roll 2 dice. Write down the number on the first dice and then the number on the second dice. This will give you a 2 digit number. (For example if you roll a 2 and then a 4 this will give you the number 24). Write this number down and then double the number. With some numbers this will be easy but with others it will be really tricky. You might need to do some vertical maths like this:
______ Remember to add the ones column first
How many sums can you do?????????
If you haven't got any dice at home you could just think of numbers up to 66 to double.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Before Christmas we started to explore partitioning and explored the number of tens and ones in 2 digit numbers. Today we would like you to explore partitioning at home. Remember partitioning means breaking numbers up into tens and ones, for examples 14 is made up of one ten and four ones, so 14 = 10 + 4. Perhaps watch the video below to help you.
Now think of some 2 digit numbers and write how many tens and ones are in each number, e.g.
If you find tens and ones easy then why not try to work on partitioning three digit numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.
There is a also a worksheet below you could use to help you if you wish however feel free to just write your work on paper or be creative with chalks, paints etc. Why not play the shark place value game too!
This term we are going to be exploring the topic livewires. Can you look around your house and find things which use electricity around your house. Can you record what things around your home use electricity? You could record your findings in a list or as a picture of your house!
Best wishes to all for a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
From Mr.Williams and Mrs. Marten.
Homework 11th December
Watch a Christmas film or read a Christmas story and write a review (or video yourself giving your review) and e mail it to us. Tell us what happens, what you like, your favourite part, what you would change and how many stars you would give it and whether you would recommend it to a friend. We look forward to receiving your reviews.
Our year two super stars of the week
This week class 5 have two stars of the week with 16 dojos each! Zachary and Noah are such good friends anyway so they were delighted to share the trophy!
They are both so very kind and caring to everyone around them. They are both very nice and used fabulous manners.
Zachary and Noah always try so super hard in all they do and are also super focused on their work!
In Class 6 our Star of The Week is Jocelyn. She has always got a huge smile on her face, she is very kind to her friends, she is trying her very best to read with expression and her writing is great too. Well done Jocelyn. We are proud of you.
Week beginning 7th December 2020
This week things are getting very Christmassy! We are busy making our Christmas cards and are enjoying reading some super Christmas stories - we are creating some of our own too!
We have read the Christian story of Christmas and are creating some amazing newspaper reports, reporting the good news.
In science we have been exploring temperature and balloons and have really been thinking about how to make our investigations fair.
In numeracy we have been exploring reading temperatures and reading scales with no numbers. We have also been finding middle numbers between two 2-digit numbers.
We wore our Christmas jumpers to school. We have had a movie night, we watched The Wizard of Oz and wrote reviews. We have started to write our own fictional Christmas stories and have been thinking a little about something called "growth mindset." We have had a very busy week and it has been great. Unfortunately two naughty elves have arrived in Year 2. We hope they don't cause too much havoc.........
Homework - 4th December 2020
This week we have been exploring bikes. This week your homework is to draw a picture of a bike and try to label it (you may need to do a little bit of research to help you with this)!
Class 6 Star of The Week
This week our Star of The Week is Molly. Molly's handwriting is
very neat and she is a super reader. She comes to school with a
big smile on her face, she is very polite and she plays so
nicely with her friends. Well done Molly.
Star of the week - 4th December
This week our fabulous super star is TOM!!!! Tom is such a delight to teach and has been working super hard for this! Tom is really kind to all around him and always tries his very best! Tom can be relied upon to help his friends and teacher! Well done Tom, you should be so proud of yourself!
This week we have been exploring bikes! We have looked at what bikes used to look like and what they look like today! We have explored and matched dates to bikes. We have loved using straws to make pictures of bikes and have also used a ruler to measure lengths of the different parts. We have been talking about advantages and disadvantages of riding a bike and have been writing some persuasive letters which our grown ups at home may read very soon.
We have been exploring old and new transport types and sorted them into sets. We have been planning an experiment exploring how temperature can effect balloons to find out whether hot/cold water can inflate a balloon.
We have been doubling and halving numbers and also adding multiples of ten, thinking about place value. We have been colouring in fractions of shapes too!
Class 6 went to the post box to post the letters they had written to Santa, we hope he finds the time to reply.
Year 2 Super Spellers
These children scored 1000 points or more on Readiwrite last week.
FANTASTIC. BRILLIANT. AMAZING. SUPER. GREAT. BENDIGEDIG. ARDDERCHOG. WOW.
Star of the week - Class 5 - 27th November 2020
This week our star of the week is Evie! Evie is so caring and friendly to everyone around her. She is always cheerful with a bright smile on her face. Evie always tries her very best and has beautiful writing. She always strives to go above and beyond with all she does.
Class 6 Star Of The Week
Jenson has a big smile on his face at school. He is trying really hard to fasten his laces. He is practising reading with expression and he is kind and caring to his friends. Da iawn Jenson, keep it up.
This Week's Homework
Choose 5 words from this week's Readiwriter list. Write 5
sentences with these words in. If you want to draw a picture to
go with your work fantastic. We look forward to receiving your
Our learning this week!
Class 6 Star of The Week
Harry is working so hard at school. He has a huge smile on his face. He loves to tell us his news. He is so excited about getting 5 tropical fish this weekend. When he counts he tries to say the numbers not just in English but in Welsh AND French. WOW! Da iawn Harry.
Class 5 star of the week - 20th November 2020
This week our star of the week is Tyler! Tyler is simply amazing and is always so keen to learn. Tyler remembers to put his hand up on the carpet and gives us the most amazing answers! He strives to challenge himself and works so well on his own and in a group too!
Homework - 20th November
This week your homework is quite a tricky one BUT very important! This week we would like you to learn how to tie your laces. Watch your grown ups at home and spend lots of time practising on your shoes, coats e.t.c.
Also - if you have any newspapers you do not need then we would gratefully receive them for our art and craft sessions. Please send them into school in your child's book bag each Friday
Week beginning 16th November 2020
This week we are exploring doubling and halving and have been thinking about how we can double 2 digit numbers. We have explored position and direction and have been using hwb to navigate characters around a page. We have LOVED exploring position and movement using the Spheros too - using the IPad to move it and also changing the speed and colour.
In topic we are making our own maps with keys and have been thinking about compass directions. We are also exploring atlases too.
This week it is anti-bullying week and we have been talking about what bullying is. We have been drawing pictures of what we think bullies look like and writing sentences about them too! We have also been writing scripts about bullying scenarios and look forward to acting them out next week.
Homework (13th November)
Look out of your window for 10 minutes and see how many cars, vans, bikes, walkers and buses go past. Use tally marks to show your findings. You could log on to HWB (see the inside cover of your Reading Log for details) to create a bar chart. Remember you have until next Thursday to complete this work and e mail a photo to your teacher. (If you live on a very quiet street or away from the road you may wish to go and stand somewhere else to count the things that pass.)
Class 6 Star of The Week
Sofia has not been in our school for very long. She has settled so well. She is happy, kind and really smiley. She is working so hard and has made lots of new friends. Well done Sofia. We are really glad you came to our school.
Class 5 stars of the week!
This week we have two super stars of the week! Thomas and Willow have both worked so very hard and gained so many dojos for their super work and amazing behaviour. Both Willow and Thomas always complete their busy jobs and always try their very best.
Mrs Marten is just delighted with them this week! Keep it up my smiling super stars!
Week beginning 9th November 2020
This week we are focusing on Remembrance as part of our whole school Donaldson week.
In maths we have explored odd and even numbers and used numicon shapes to help us! We have also explored doubling and halving and have started to practically explore multiplication and division too! For Children in Need we have solved addition and subtraction problems to spell out colours and coloured cakes in correctly!
We have been looking at the parts of a flower and labelled a poppy. We have also used adjectives to describe poppies too!
In art we have been carefully sketching poppies and using oil pastels to add colour.
In literacy we have enjoyed the story 'Where the poppies now grow' and have identified rhyming words. We have created our own rhyming poem too. We have also created two remembrance themed acrostic poems.
In music we have explored the Last Post and have thought about how this music made us feel. We also listened to some of the songs and pieces of music the children wrote about in their homework.
In Welsh we have been learning the months of the year and have also been saying when our birthdays are and writing this.
We have made a fantastic display for the atrium, all about Remembrance. On the display board we have put some of the work we have been doing in class and wreaths made by the children as well as medals the children have designed for soldiers.
Class 6 Star of the Week
This week our star is Lucy. She is always kind to other children and plays really nicely. She tries very hard to draw beautiful pictures and produce lovely handwriting. This week Lucy has also been very brave. Well done Lucy.
Star of the week - class 5
This week Georgia is our star of the week. She is very kind to everyone and is so gentle in all she does. Georgia is very helpful and is super and keeping our classroom tidy. She helps her friends when they need help and plays with everyone on the yard. Georgia always works really hard and listens so well on the carpet.
Homework - 6th November 2020
This week we have enjoyed listening to Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (see link below). We have thought about how the music makes us feel and what it helps us imagine. This week your homework is to listen and write about a piece of music you like. Can you tell me who wrote it? When they wrote it? Why do you like it and how does it make you feel? Perhaps you could draw a picture about what it helps you imagine!
We will listen to these songs in class over the next few weeks.
Class 5's super Welsh poem!
Gwyn fel yr rhew
Du fel y pen
Pinc fel y blodwyn
Coch fel y pabi
Llwyd fel y bochdew
Melyn fel yr blodyn yr haul
Glas fel yr dwr
Gwyrdd fel y cardigan
HALF TERM HOMEWORK
We have been learning French words and phrases. We have been learning J'aime (I like) and Je n'aime pas (I don't like). In your homework book there is a sheet for you to complete. If you did not bring your homework book to school please see the photo below and draw the fruits and plates in your book and sort them correctly. MERCI.
Stars of the week - 23rd October 2020
This week Kaden is our class 5 star of the week. Kaden really blew Mrs Marten away by his wonderful homework! He ALWAYS follows our classroom rules and is a delight to teach! Kaden is a popular member of our class and is such a kind friend to all around him! He really makes us smile too!
This week we have had such a busy week! We have enjoyed reading two stories about Whales - Dear Greenpeace and My Friend, Whale. We have talked about endangered and extinct animals and what has contributed to their being less and less of these animals in the World. We have been writing persuasive letters encouraging people to be more considerate to our wildlife. We have enjoyed reading the story 'Jonah and the Whale' and have sang a song to match this story too!
We have explored measure and even drew the outline of a whales on our yard! We have ordered animals from shortest to longest. In humanities we have explored a World map, focusing on continents and we have explored where animals come from.
We used Popplet to show our learning about extinct animals and can now put an image in a piece of work and some text too! We know how to airdrop our work to our teacher!
We have been exploring friends and have found out about Jesus' friends. We have talked about what makes a great friend and have been drawing pictures and writing sentences about our friends!
Homework mission - 16th October 2020
This week we have been looking at adding numbers using our knowledge of our number bonds to 10 to help us! This week your mission is to complete the number sentences in the picture below.
Remember to look for the 2 numbers that add together to make 10 and then add the 3rd number! It might help to circle the 2 numbers that make 10 in a colour!
Could you have a competition with your family members to see who is the best at playing:
Quick fire number bonds?
Player 1 shows 6……player 2 has to show the remaining number of fingers to make 10!
Player 1 : 2 Player 2: 8
Player 1: 9 Player 2: 1
Stars of the week - 16th October
This week our class 5 star of the week is Klara! Klara is an absolute delight to teach and is a wonderful friend to have. Not only does Klara always try her best but she always pushes herself to learn more. She has the most impeccable manners and we are so grateful she is part of our wonderful class!
Fantastic batting and catching when we had cricket coaching with Rachel. Well done Josh I wonder if you will be a famous sportsman in the future?
Week beginning 12th October 2020
This week we have really enjoyed exploring animal families and have been exploring the group names of animals, e.g. mammals, reptiles, birds etc. We have enjoyed exploring which animals which hatch from an egg and animals which grow inside their mother. We have been sketching pictures of what animals look like when they are born and comparing them to what they look like when they are grown up. We have also explored the names of animals - babies/males/females.
In maths we have been focusing on subtraction and have been mainly subtracting two numbers below 20. We have also celebrated our achievements on Readiwriter - please log on and have a play this week (it is part of your homework). We have been completing our stories about our own animals, focusing on careful spellings and punctuation.
Homework mission - 9th October 2020
This week we have been exploring healthy foods linking to our work on harvest. Your challenge is to have a look at the food in the fridge and cupboards. Can you create a healthy meal showing the foods which you would eat to stay fit and healthy?
Perhaps research what food groups make up a healthy plate. Perhaps you would like to try to label any of the foods in French and/or Welsh.
Stars of the week - 9th October
This week Annalise is our star of the week (again)! I am absolutely thrilled with just how work Annalise has worked all week long with her smashing smile and spring in her step. Annalise always strives to please her teacher and is such a kind and helpful friend!
Homework mission - 2nd October 2020
We have been very impressed with all your creative work so far in Year 2! This week’s mission is to research about your favourite pet. Maybe you already have a pet and would like to tell us all about it! Can you find out 6 things about your pet…for example: What does it eat? What kind of house does it need? What does it like to do?
Remember to put the information into your own words and careful spellings, full stops and finger spaces too!
You can display your work in any way you choose!
Stars of the week 2nd October 2020
This week we have two amazing stars - Thomas and Sophia! This week they have both worked incredibly hard and Mrs Marten, Mr Williams and Mrs Townend are incredibly proud! They have been amazing listeners and completed all of their challenges so very well!
Week beginning 28th September
This week we have been super measurers and have been measuring things in our class and in the outdoor areas. We have explored cenimetres and metres and have used PicCollage to record our learning. We have also been estimating the lengths of things around us. Play on the game below to recap our learning.
We have been writing our Mog and the VET stories using our story mountains to help us. We have been focusing on using connectives, punctuation and adjectives in our writing.
We have been writing about our favourite animals in Welsh and describing their colours and sizes and we have been reading our work back too. We have also been recapping our learning of animal names in French too!
In Science we have completed our investigations to find the best material/s for our bottom of our pet carriers, exploring which materials are comfortable but also waterproof.
We have enjoyed exploring the Jewish festival of Sukkot and have been building Sukkah's in our outdoor areas.
In music we have linked our learning to measure by exploring long and short sounds.
Homework mission - Friday 25th September
We have all been planning out pet carriers in school this week. Today your child will be bringing home their designs. Please could you work on creating your pet carrier at home this week. If you have already completed your pet carrier perhaps you could evaluate it. Perhaps give you carrier two stars and a wish - write about two things which are brilliant about it (stars) and one thing you could improve on next time (wish)!
Remember to email Mrs Marten your creations (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please do not bring your pet carriers into school!
Have fun and be creative!
Stars of the week 25th September 2020
This week our stars of the week are Annalise and Coby. This week they have both worked so very hard in all they have done, especially in their reading. As always they are lovely friends to all around them. Their faces have lit up our classrooms and they have been delights to teach!
Week beginning 21st September 2020
This week we are really enjoying the story Mog and the V.E.T and have been really focusing on developing our reading! We have read sentences from the story and matched them to pictures. We have also created our own story mountains thinking about the structure of a story and will use these next week to write our own explosive stories full of adjectives. We have also been acting out the story in the outdoor classroom.
We have been counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and have been grouping natural objects into sets. We have also been looking for patterns on hundred squares and have been spotting which numbers are in the 2/5/10 times tables.
We have been exploring numbers to 10 and animal names in French and creating tally and bar charts of animal balls.
Please remember not to send anything in with your child but their lunchboxes, coats, hats each day and book bags on a Friday only. All homework (including models) are to be emailed in to us. Huge thanks!
Homework mission - 18th September
This weekend we would like you to look at some pictures of pet carriers online or even better in real life. Next week in school we will be planning our own pet carrier design and your homework will be to make one at home the following week. Have a think about what would make a good carrier, explore what you can reuse or recycle and measure your favourite animal toy (remember he/she needs to fit in it). This week please don’t be in a hurry to make your pet carrier, you will be taking your plan home on Friday! Your making mission will be set on Friday 25th September!
Also please could you try to log in and out of our two new websites numbots and readiwriter - see links below. Over the next few weeks in school the children will be encouraged to log in and out independently using the iPads. Log ins and passwords are at the front of your child's reading record, we know they are in school this weekend so we don't expect this to be done until Monday.
Enjoy your weekend and we look forward to hearing all about your design ideas next week!
Mia from class 6 and Sofia from class 5 are our dojo champions this week! Mia and Sofia are the most well mannered little girls and always try their very best in all they do! We are so lucky to have such wonderful little role models in year 2!
Gwaith da merched!
What a super week we have had! This week we have been looking at ways we can keep our bodies and minds healthy. We have explored the heart and lungs and now know why they are important. We have also explored how our heart and lungs change when we do exercise.
We have talked about our feelings both in English and Welsh and talked about ways we can deal with feelings such as sadness and anger.
We have read so much this week and have also enjoyed writing our holiday news. In Maths we have explored numbers to 100 and really focused on forming our numbers the right way around. In music we have enjoyed exploring long and short sounds and look forward to using percussion instruments next week.
We have started to put some of our work on the display boards in class, we have looked at Dojo points and been looking at the resources in our new classrooms. A very busy week!
Class 5 star of the week - 11th September
This week Zachary is our star of the week! Zachary has bounced back into year two with such a cheery smile and has been a delight to have in class. He has been so well mannered and caring all week and has tried so hard in all he does. We have really enjoyed hearing all about Zachary's bike rides with his Daddy!
Mrs Marten is super proud and I hope you are too Zachary!