A huge well done to the following class 5 children who gained at least 1000 Spellodrome points last week!
Leo Olly Sorcha Lily Lyla-Brooke
Scarlett Paige Charlotte Isabelle Thomas
Oliver H Hollie Eva Elsie Oscar Emma Amelia
Holly Thomas Max Jadyn Leo Aadhu Arjun
Week beginning 13th July 2020
Good morning everyone! This is a big week for us all as if you are back in school you will be spending your day with your new year 3 teacher, Mr Swede!
Please click on the link below to find you activities for the week. We would like you to choose for yourself which activities to complete each day (maximum of two but just do what you can)!
Remember to scroll down to see your super special Friday activity!
May we take a minute to say a huge THANK YOU to both children and parents for all of your hard work and support this year, especially during the past few months! We know it has been a challenge but we hope you have enjoyed time as a family too! We will miss you!
Have a listen to the song below and remember...you really do have so many wonderful opportunities ahead of you and can do absolutely anything you choose!
Mr Williams and Mrs Marten
A HUGE well done to the children in class 5 who scored an incredible 1000+ points last week!
This week as many of us are coming to the end of our lists we will be recapping so please don't worry if you have the same words as you have the last couple of weeks!
Paige Scarlett Jack Leo Riya Noah
Harri Charlotte Sorcha Lily Isabelle Lyla-Brooke
Jac Emma Thomas
Oliver B Farrah Oliver H Harry Hollie Eva Elsie
Oscar Emma. Amelia Holly B Max Aadhu Arjun
A huge well done to the following children in class 5 who scored a minimum of 1000 spellodrome points last week! Ardderchog!
Olly Paige Scarlett Riya
Charlotte Lily Isabelle Lyla-Brooke
Jac Thomas Emma Jack
Noah Conner Sorcha Katelyn
Oliver B Farrah Jessica Oliver H Harry Hollie Eva Elsie Oscar Emma Holly Thomas Max Jadyn Aadhu Arjun
Well done to these children in Class 6 for scoring 1000 points or more on Spellodrome last week:
Oliver B Farrah Oliver H Harry Hollie Eva Elsie Oscar
Emma Amelia Holly Joe Max Jadyn Leo Arjun
Wow, class 5's spellodrome superstars for gaining at least 1000 points are..
Leo Jack Lily Lyla-Brooke Cora
Scarlett Amelia Paige Leah Charlotte
Isabelle Thomas Emma Sorcha
Please remember...it is much more beneficial for your child to gain their 1000 points gradually through the week, logging on a few times rather than gaining 1000 points in just one log on! :-)
We are absolutely delighted with the following children who have gained 1000 or more Spellodrome points!
Paige Scarlett Jack Leo Lyla-Brooke
Noah Harri Conner Charlotte
Sorcha Lily Amelia Thomas
Oliver B Farrah Oliver H Harry Hollie Eva Elsie Emma Oscar Holly B Max Jadyn Arjun
A HUGE well done to the following children for gaining at least 1000 spellodrome points this week!!!
Paige Scarlett Jack Leo
Noah Harri Leah Conner
Charlotte Sorcha Isabelle Lyla-Brooke
Cora Amelia Jac Thomas
Holly Joe Thomas Max Oliver.B. Farrah Oliver.H. Harry Hollie Eva Elsie Oscar Emma
1st June 2020
Well done to these children in Class 6 for scoring 1000 points or more on Spellodrome last week:
Oliver B. Farrah. Oliver H. Harry. Hollie. Eva. Elsie. Oscar. Lauren. Emma. Gwyneth. Holly. Joe. Thomas. Aadhu. Arjun
Brilliant! Mrs Marten is delighted with the following children who gained at least 1000 Spellodrome points during the last two weeks!
Paige Jack Scarlett Leo Riya
Noah Harri Leah Conner Charlotte
Sorcha Lily Isabelle Lyla-Brooke Cora
Amelia Jac Isaac Katelyn Thomas
Half Term Activities
Next week it is half term so we think it is important to relax and enjoy the nice weather (hopefully) with your family! Grown ups and children have all worked super hard the last week and we are so grateful for all of the pictures, videos and emails we have received. We have put together a few activities you could complete if you wanted to try to keep your children busy. Our priority is that you recharge your batteries and have fun!
Mwynhewch Enjoy. 😀😀😀😀😀😀
A poem for your grown ups!
(Written by the ever so talented Miss Roberts)
Over 7 weeks of lockdown
We're all wondering where the time went
If we've done enough with our children
Or if the time could have been better spent
Did my child complete enough writing?
Why won't they sit and do as I say?
I know everyone else is coping
But I feel like I've lost my way
Please be kind to yourself all you grown ups
You may want to scream, cry and sob
Whilst surviving this uncharted territory
You are doing a wonderful job
It's OK to feel like you're struggling
But please believe us when we say
That whatever you're doing, it IS enough
We're all making it through our own way
No need to feel pressure or guilt about school
School will be there when all this is through
We think you're amazing, and so do your kids
So thank you for all that you do
Brilliant - at least 1000 Spellodrome points again!
Well done to these children in Class 6 who scored at least 1000 points on Spellodrome.
Oliver B Farrah Jessica Oliver H Hollie J Eva Elsie
Oscar Emma Gwyneth Amelia Holly Leo Aadhu Arjun
Congratulations! The following children gained at least 1000 spellodrome points this week!
Paige Scarlett Jack Lily
Isabelle Cora Amelia Jac
Katelyn Thomas Emma Lyla-Brooke
Conner Charlotte Sorcha Noah
Bank of ideas
Please find a link to a year 2 interactive learning pack from the company Twinkl. There are many resources to use if you wish to support home learning further. The company are offering free temporary membership, please follow the steps below to register for this -
Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Our sounds of the day are ‘u-e’ (Huge Brute), ‘ew’ (Chew the stew) and ‘oo’ (Poo at the Zoo).
Task - Can you think of words with these sounds and then sort them out into the correct groups? Which sound has the most words? Now can you try to write a silly sentence using as many of these sounds as you can?
Can you write a letter or email to your friend telling them what you have been doing? Tell them what you have missed about school and them. Try to email your friend (can you email me a copy of your message too, ask your parents to show you how to ‘cc/copy’ me into it). If you would rather post a letter to your friend then that is great!
Find some weighing scales, these could be digital scales or scales with a dial. Now find 10 items. Weigh the items and write them in order from lightest – heaviest. Can you write the weight of each item too? Perhaps include some pictures too!
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Did you know that April 22nd is known as Earth Day. This year is the 50th year it will be celebrated. Earth Day is all about how we can look after our planet. Search Earth Day on line and see if you can think about ways you help look after our planet.
Our sounds of the day are:
o-e (as in phone home)
oa (as in goat in a boat)
ow (as in blow the snow)
Can you think of lots of words to go with each sound. Now use some of these words to write silly sentences.
Make them as silly as you can.
I met a pink and yellow goat called Jeremy. 😁😀😂🤣
Remember to use capital letters and a full stop in your sentences.
Complete 4 of the Great Fire of London maths challenges in your pack and Procedural Maths Sheet 6.
Literacy Activity Bend,Stretch and Squash
Look at your Year 2 Science Uses of Everday Materials pack and explore which materials can be changed.
Remember we love to see your work and photos so
please e mail us and we will add your work and photos to the pictures below. 👍😀👍😀👍😀👍😀
Tuesday 21st April
Our sounds of the day are ‘i-e’ (Nice smile), ‘igh’ (fly high) and ‘y’ (There’s a fly in the sky.)
Task - Can you think of words with these sounds and then sort them out into the correct groups? Which sound has the most words?
Mr Whoops is a little bit clumsy...OK, OK, he’s a lot clumsy! Even though he’s really trying hard with his writing, he’s still accidentally misspelt 12 of his key words. Can you spot his mistakes? Now draw a picture to match the words.
Could you then correct the words in your workbook showing the mistake and the correctly spelt word - e.g.
bak x back ✔
i wish it could be Chrismas evry single day. I luv getting up really early to see what Santa has put in my stocking. I usually get muny and cloths from my aunty and uncle, which is sow kinde of them. We usually have a howse ful of peeple and we all help cook staek, vegetables and potatoes. I think it’s the best day ever!
Can you estimate (a sensible guess) the height of your family members thinking about ordering numbers to 100!Measure the height of the people in your house in metres and centimetres and draw them in order from shortest to tallest. Perhaps you could explore the height of different animals too!
Monday 20 April
Hello everyone. We hope you all had a fantastic Easter. We had some gorgeous weather. Did you go on lots of walks and bike rides? We hope you had some delicious Easter eggs. Have you got any left or have you eaten them all already? We hope you have had a nice break and you are ready to do lots and lots of work. 😀
Today we want to hear all your Easter news. Tell us what you did, what you had to eat, what films you watched, what craft activities did you do etc. Remember to use cursive writing, make sure all letters are on the line, listen to the sounds and syllables in words you are trying to spell and remember capital letters and full stops. We are really looking forward to hearing from you.👍😀
Procedural Maths Sheet 5 (See Pack from school)
Practice column (vertical) addition and subtraction to work out the answers:
52+13= 52-13=. Be careful with this one
Our sounds are:
a-e (as in make a cake)
ay (as in may I play)
ai (as in snail in the rain)
Make 3 lists using the sounds above and write words in each list. How many can you think of?
We are delighted to see the following children have been super busy on Spellodrome over the Easter break, gaining a massive 1000 spellodrome points! Wow and well done!
Noah Farrah Eva
Sorcha Lauren Emma
Lily Oliver H Elsie
Isabelle Harry Oscar
Thomas Holly Thomas
Please remember that we have set new spelling lists today so please make sure you get at least 500 points this week! We would also like you to focus on x2, x5 and x10 this week and explore TT Rockstars with your parent's support!
Please continue to read and remember your spellodrome lists will be reset each Monday during the Easter break!
Although the schools have closed we still want the learning to continue. We will be updating Spellodrome every Monday as usual, TT rockstars can also be used (with support) and reading books need to be read every day- either the book you have been sent home from school or from your collection at home.
We expect at least 1000 points on Spellodrome every week. You can also use the red book sent home to write spellings and use them in sentences.
Literacy and Numeracy activities will be posted each morning for you to complete. If you want to send pictures of completed work to us then that would be great, if not then that is fine, these activities are for you to complete independently- you need to do these to make sure you continue to progress and grow.
HWB – please log on and explore some of the activities in the Just2easy section, there are some wonderful resources on here.
A lovely idea would be for you to keep a diary- in your book or maybe a special book from home. This will let you monitor what is happening and what you have done each day. This will create a really interesting read in the years to come.
Thank you for all your continued support! Please remember to email us with children's work or with any concern/comments no matter how big or small. We would love to see photos too!
Our email addresses are - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd April
Good morning, good morning, good morning. I hope you are all well and happy 😊 and ready to do a little work. Here we go.....
Our sound of the day today is “oy” (toy for a boy).
Draw a picture of a boy playing with a toy and write as many “oy” words as you can around the picture.
Complete The Great Fire of London maths challenges (in the pack from school.)
Walk around your house and write down one safety rule for each room.
Thursday 2nd April
Bore da pawb. It’s another sunny day. Mae hi’n heulog 😁. Thank you all for your e mails, photos and videos. We are trying really hard to put them on the web site, unfortunately some of the videos won’t upload. Please don’t be upset if yours doesn’t appear on the website.
How many of you played an April Fools prank? How many of you fell for a prank someone played on you?
Pretend you are an estate agent. An estate agent is someone who sells houses. Imagine your house is for sale. Write an advert to sell your house. Look on line at houses for sale and see what estate agents write in their adverts. They write about each room, the garden, the local area and things like that. Remember to draw a picture or add a photo of your house to the advert.
Today use a watch or a timer and find out how many seconds it takes you to:
Do 10 star jumps
Do 5 press ups
Brush your teeth
Sing happy birthday TWICE
Write the numbers 1 to 10
Write the alphabet
Now think of some challenges for your parents.
Our sounds of the day are “or” (shut the door) and “aw” (yawn at dawn).
Choose 5 words with the “or” sound in them and write 5 sentences.
Then draw a family of aliens. Make up names for them. Their names must include “aw.”
For example 1 might be called Plaw, another could be Sflaw.
You will be able to make up some great names.
Use your imagination in the names and pictures of the aliens. 👍👍👍👍👍
Well done to the following super spellers who got a massive 1000 spellodrome points!
Olly Paige Scarlett Jack Riya Noah
Leah Conner Charlotte Sorcha Lily Isabelle
Lyla-Brooke Cora Jac Katelyn Thomas Emma
Jadyn Leo Arjun Aaradhya Max Thomas Joe Holly
Amelia Oliver B Farrah Oliver H Harry Hollie
Eva Elsie Oscar Lauren Emma
If you can, try to work on your handwriting. This week we are asking for you to focus on W/w. Can you try to write the sentence -
Wilma the wobbly walrus wore woolly underwear wherever she went.
If you draw a picture to go with the sentence you could e mail it to us. We love seeing what you are
doing at home
Please see the 'literacy' star at the bottom of the page for a powerpoint showing how to form all of our letters carefully!
Wednesday 1st April 2020
April fools day today! A safe secret challenge this morning. Can you think of a trick to play on someone in your family (please make sure its something funny and not scary). Remember you need to do it by midday (try to find out why)!
Mrs Marten's all time favourite you could try ...
Put a leek in the sink and shout to your parents - oh no there is a leak in the sink (do not laugh), they should run in looking very worried. Remember to send in photographs of your tricking ways!
Our sounds of the day are ‘ir’ (Whirl and twirl) and ‘ur’ (Nurse with a purse).
Can you draw a picture of a tornado and a nurse. Can you then write as many words with the sounds ‘ir’ and ‘ur’ under the correct pictures.
The Day the Materials Went Wrong! – look at your Year 2 Science Uses of Everyday Materials pack, page 3. Imagine you have woken up one day and all the materials have gone wrong! The properties they used to have are all changed. Glass is now flexible, fabric is rigid and plastic isn’t waterproof. Write a diary to show what happens to you as a result, a grown up or a big brother or sister may need to help you with today's tricky challenge!
Numeracy tasks (2 today)
Procedural Maths sheet 4 (see pack)
Look at a variety of books/reading materials around your house. Can you measure the perimeter of each of the books? What unit of measure would you use? Can you order the books from the longest perimeter to the shortest? Now record your findings, perhaps using the iPad or photographs, in class we use PicCollage a lot!
Tuesday March 31st
Walk around your house and garden and write down the things you can see. Try to make a long list. Next to the word, write down how many syllables are in that word
Which word has the most syllables?
Which is the longest word?
How many words did you find?
Choose 4 containers from around your house. First predict which one you think will hold the most water and which will hold the least. If you are feeling really clever you could try to predict the order of all 4 of them. Now use a measuring jug to measure how many millilitres (ml) each one holds. Did you predict correctly?
Remember to e mail a photo or drawing of your work to show us please.
Today’s sounds are: “ou” (shout it out) and “ow” (how now brown cow). Make a list of words that have these sounds in them and then sort them into 2 groups
WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR E MAILS 😁😁😁
Monday 30th March 2020
Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, the sun wasn't shining quite so much! Some of you may have noticed the International Space Station (ISS) across the skies at some point! The sun seems to have disappeared over the weekend - hopefully he will come back out this week!
Today's phonics activity
Our sound of the day is ‘ar’. – Start the car.
Can you google a picture of a car / or draw your own car? Now write as many words with the sound ‘ar’ all over the car!
Can you describe your car using adjectives?
Choose a number and find 5 ways to make that number using addition and subtraction.
20+4 = 25-1 =
24+0 = 30-6 =
19+5 = 48-24 =
Listen to a piece of classical music by Mozart. Write about how it makes you feel and draw a picture. Perhaps try composing your own song, if you don't have any instruments then try to use pots and pans (sorry parents)! Email any videos if you can!
Friday 27th March
Hello. Bore da. Konichiwa. Ola. What a sunny day it is again. Thank you all for your lovely e mails and photos, Keep them coming. You are all working so hard. Did you go outside at 8 o’clock last night to give a big clap to NHS workers? Lots and lots of people around the country did. 😀😀
Today our sounds of the day are “oo”. This can make oo (look in a book) and oo (poo at the zoo).
Task: Write a short story using as many oo words as possible. Good luck 👌.
Procedural Maths Sheet 3.
Choose two 2 digit numbers and add them. What happens when you add two even numbers? What happens when you add two odd numbers? What happens when you add an odd and an even number?
Remember if you are not sure if a number is odd or even look at the last digit and say the rhyme....
2 4 6 8 zero
Even numbers you should know
1 3 5 7 9
These are odd all the time.
Watch a film. Write a short review. That means write about what happened in the film, write about your favourite parts and the parts you think were not as good. Who was your favourite character and why? How many stars ⭐️ Would you give the film. 5 stars means it was excellent but 1 ⭐️ means you didn’t think it was very good. Happy viewing. 🍿🍿🍿
Remember at 9 o’clock it will be time ⏰ to watch Joe Wicks again. Are mums and dads 👩👧👧👨👧👧👨👨👦👦 joining in with the exercises? 🤸♂️🧘♂️🏋️♀️ Mr. Williams is ......... 😩😩
Thursday 26th March
Another sunny day is expected so we look forward to seeing some of your 'fun in the sun' pictures! We have really enjoyed reading all about your home learning fun so far and are so very proud of each and every one of you! Keep it up! I wonder if you have been watching and joining in with Joe Wicks’ workout at 9 o’clock each morning. Mr.Williams did it yesterday and my legs are really hurting today
Magic materials – look at your Year 2 Science Uses of Everyday Materials pack we sent home last week. Can you find objects around your home describing the materials?
Look around your house for circles, triangles, rectangles and squares. How many of each can you find? How can you record your findings? Now think about 3D shapes.
Our sounds of the day are ‘igh’ (Fly high) and ‘i-e’ (Nice smile).
How many different words can you find in your reading book with these sounds? Can you write a list?
Wednesday 25th March
Bore da plant. It’s a lovely morning, the sun is shining, Mr. Williams and Mrs. Marten hope you are being really good at home and we hope you are trying hard to do the work we set each day. 👍
Today our sounds of the day are “ow” (blow in the snow) and “oa” (goat in a boat).
Task: Cut up some paper into small strips. Write a word containing “ow” or “oa” on each strip. Then scrunch them up and throw them into the air. Catch as many as you can and write these words in a sentence in your work book. Put the words you have used to one side and then throw the rest in the air and do it again and again. How many words can you think of and how many sentences can you write?
In your work pack see Procedural Maths paper 2.
Walk around your house and look for analogue and digital clocks. Write down how many clocks you can see in each room. Remember it may not be as easy as you think. Some clocks may not be easy to see. There are clocks on some TVs, on mobile phones, on tablets, on cookers, etc etc. How many clocks can you find? Mr. Williams found 14 in his house. Use one of the analogue clocks (that means a clock you can move the fingers on) and see if you can move the fingers to make different times (o’clock and half past).
Tuesday 24th March
Look at your new puppet design, draw and label it with the materials you used. (see your pack) Please bring your puppet back to school for our wall display!
What is the difference between two numbers, e.g.
43 and 61
27 and 36
Ask someone at home to give you two numbers to find the difference.
Can you find the answers by counting on?
If you find it easy explore larger numbers.
Our sounds of the day are ‘ay’ (May I play) and ‘ai’ (Snail in the rain).
Task - Can you sort these words into two groups – sounds with ‘ay’ and sounds with ‘ai’?
snail / play / tail / stay / bay / wail / mail / fail / day / way / lay / clay
Monday 23rd March
Our sounds of the day are ‘ee’ (What can you see) and ‘ea’ (Cup of tea).
Can you think of 3 words for each sound and put them into sentences?
Literacy activity - see pack for today's activity
Think about your puppet design you completed for homework. Can you use the bits you took home to create it? You will need to ask a grown up to help you stitch your puppet bits together, take your time.
Remember you can make changes to improve your design. Please send us some pictures of your final puppets!
On our return to school we would love to put them up on our wall.
Also...please remember that Spellodrome spellings have been changed today!
Massive well done to these superstars who gained a massive 1000 points -
Procedural Maths sheet 1 (see pack) Remember to check your work when you have finished.
Next...use a ruler to draw these lines
2cm, 6cm, 11cm, 14cm, 27cm, 30cm,
Now draw some of your own lines and write down the length of them in cm.
Friday 20th March
Numeracy task - look at the picture below. Can you name the 2D shapes you can see? Make a tally chart showing me the number of each shape you can find. Now can you talk about the properties of each of the shapes, e.g. how many sides and corners each shape has? Perhaps think about a way you can show me how many corners all the rectangles/squares have, how many sides all the circles have etc.
Think about people in your family. They can be people that live in your house or family members who do not live with you. Write a description of a family member. read that description to your parent and see if they can guess who it is. Remember to use capital letters and full stops and lots of describing words.
Write down your parent's mobile phone number or your house telephone number. Now write the numbers in order from the smallest to the largest and the largest to the smallest. Use those digits to write some addition and subtraction sums. Remember you can make some 2 or even 3 digit numbers too. Remember vertical addition and subtraction just like we have been doing at school.
Wednesday 18th March
Task 1 - What would you do if your favourite toy came to life? Write sentences about your favourite toy, what he/she would do, where he/she would go? Try to write a story about his/her adventures!
Task 2 - We have been exploring fractions, especially halves and quarters. Find some paper and scissors, can you cut paper into halves? Now try quarters. Explore cutting different shapes and finding halves and quarters!
Perhaps try cutting up what you are having for lunch/dinner into halves and quarters or perhaps make a yummy cake or pizza!