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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

11th - 15th January

15th January 

Morning everyone,

I’m very excited as this morning we are going to have our class Zoom. It is at 10am. Remember to ask an adult to be with you and make sure you are joining with a name that I will recognise. This morning I am going to read a story and then we’ll be able to have a chance to have a catch up and chat too.

See you soon!

Miss Walton

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 780 1590 3101

Passcode: NKf09Y

Friday 15th January 2021

15.1.21

Number of the day

Today is our 76th day in Year 2. So today you will need to use the number 76.

 

How many different ways can you make this number? Show this in a part – part – whole diagram Is it odd or even? How many hundreds/tens/ones? Can you work out double and half the number? If you can’t do it in your head straight away that’s ok, could you draw a picture e.g. tens and ones to help you work out the answer?

+1  +10   + 100

-1  - 10  - 100

Is it in the 2, 5 or 10 times table?

 

If 74 is a bit tricky then maybe use the number 7, 6 or 70 instead to start with. I have put a number of the day recording sheet in the files below in case you would like to use it.

 

Reading

60 second read in the files

Lexia

Read aloud to an adult. It would be great if you kept recording in your home school diary, I’ll be able to see all the books that you have read when we all get back to school.

 

English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZD1RDY4Q9w

Now you know the sequence of the story really well, can you draw a story map to retell the story. This video shows you how to turn the story into a story map.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcsU2P3qNjI

Show your adults how you need to write a title, use arrows to show the order of the story and how you add on key words too.

Do you remember we learnt about contraction words? They have a special piece of punctuation in them called an apostrophe. Have a go at the apostrophe challenge today.

 

Maths

Watch and do the activities in this video https://vimeo.com/490420115  

Have a go at the files called Maths 15h January.

Extra challenges:

-File below called Maths challenge 15th January

-Numbots

Topic

We’ve learnt lots this week, particularly about the where in the world Antarctica is and what animals live there. There are 2 jobs for today.

  1. Do humans live permanently in Antarctica? If they do are there towns and villages like we have? If they don’t, why don’t they?
  2. Learn some more about life cycles today. We had a little look at them way back in September when we read The Hungry Caterpillar story. Can you remember the life cycle of a butter?

Watch this video explaining more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-animal-life-cycles/zrg9kmn

 

Then I would like you to choose an Antarctic animal, maybe the same one you have already found out about or maybe a different one – it is up to you.

What does their life cycle look like? What are the stages called?

Morning,

How did you all get on yesterday? It is fabulous to see so many of you logging onto Lexia and Numbots still. I wonder how many levels you can achieve this week.

Do you remember Harold the giraffe? He wrote a diary during the last lockdown and has started it up again. Every day he has a different activity and a different theme. Today is Thinking of others Thursday. Pop over to this website to have a read of the last couple of days and see what his activity is for today.

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

Have a great day.

Miss Walton

Wake and Shake

Lets do this!!!

Thursday 14th January 2021

14.1.21

Number of the day

Today is our 75th day in Year 2. So today you will need to use the number 75.

 

How many different ways can you make this number? Show this in a part – part – whole diagram Is it odd or even? How many hundreds/tens/ones? Can you work out double and half the number? If you can’t do it in your head straight away that’s ok, could you draw a picture e.g. tens and ones to help you work out the answer?

+1  +10   + 100

-1  - 10  - 100

Is it in the 2, 5 or 10 times table?

 

If 74 is a bit tricky then maybe use the number 7, 5 or 70 instead to start with. I have put a number of the day recording sheet in the files below in case you would like to use it.

 

Reading

There are some more comprehension questions about the story Lost and Found. Remember to try and answer them in as much detail as possible using the evidence from the book.

Lexia

 

English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZD1RDY4Q9w

 

We’ve been thinking a lot about the characters in the story so far this week. Today we are going to think about the order of the story and the events which happen in it. I have put some pictures taken from the story into the files. Have a look at them. Can you put them in the correct order? You could print them or even draw your own little picture. The important thing is the sequence, the order of them. See if you can write 1 or 2 sentences for each picture to summarise what happened. That means you don’t write the whole part of the story, just explain in short, clear sentences. Remember to use a capital letter, full stop and use your sounds to spell. Can you impress your adults at home by checking your own writing and fixing up and mistakes too?

Maths

Watch and do the activities in this video  https://vimeo.com/490417143

 

Have a go at the files called Maths 14h January.

Extra challenges:

-File below called Maths challenge 14th January

-Numbots

Topic

Can you answer this really great question that I was emailed.

“Can Polar bears and Penguins play together?” How might you need to start your finding out? What questions do you need the answers to?

 

The boy in the story had to travel a long way to take the Penguin back home. Can you use a map to find out and plan route from home to Antarctica. What countries would you see? What would you need to pack, warm or cold weather clothes or both? How would you travel there?

 

13th January,

 

Morning Year 2,

Some more wonderful work yesterday, well done everyone! 

Remember, the templates and resources I pop on here are just to give you an idea and you can use them if they help - I know I would find it tricky as I don't have a printer at home. Do whatever works for you and your family. 

Remember we have our call Zoom call on Friday this week, I will put up the link to it on here tomorrow. 

 

Have a great day today. Remember to try and join Joe Wicks at 9am this morning to help you wake up and keep your bodies active! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Miss Walton

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

13.1.21

Number of the day

Today is our 74th day in Year 2. So today you will need to use the number 74.

 

How many different ways can you make this number? Show this in a part – part – whole diagram Is it odd or even? How many hundreds/tens/ones? Can you work out double and half the number? If you can’t do it in your head straight away that’s ok, could you draw a picture e.g. tens and ones to help you work out the answer?

+1  +10   + 100

-1  - 10  - 100

Is it in the 2, 5 or 10 times table?

 

If 74 is a bit tricky then maybe use the number 7, 4 or 70 instead to start with. I have put a number of the day recording sheet in the files below in case you would like to use it.

 

Reading

Comprehension questions about the story Lost and Found.

Lexia

 

English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZD1RDY4Q9w

 

If you are like me, you have probably listened to the story a few time now! Yesterday we thought about 1 of the main characters, the penguin. Today we are going to think a little bit more about the boy. Have a look at the character description in the files. We have to think really carefully about this character and think more about his actions in the story as he doesn’t actually say much! What do his actions tell you about what sort of person he is?

See if you can complete the character description in as much detail as you can.

Maths

Watch and do the activities in this video https://vimeo.com/488113679

Have a go at the files called Maths 13h January.

Extra challenges:

-File below called Maths challenge 13th January

-Numbots

Topic

Create your own penguin art today!

I’ve have popped on a link which you might like to look at and also some pictures of some ideas which you might like to try out. Use what ever resources you have at home. 

https://youtu.be/gRQpeWkVaQE?list=PL2vt_TPKQbZqic8b_qWrtMreAuIbxY3Vx

 

12th January,

 

Morning everyone!

I don't know about you but I feel like I'm starting to get back into the swing of things a little more. Don't worry if you're not feeling the same just yet, or maybe you've just had a bit of a grumpy day. Do what we do in school...remember every day is a new day and just keep persevering (or in the words of Dory from Finding Nemo... "just keep swimming, just keep swimming") 

Yesterday I was so pleased to get more photos of the wonderful work you have been completing at home, I think I have had photos from nearly everyone now, well done Year 2!

Did anyone manage to do an outdoor activity from the picture of ideas? I didn't have time yesterday so I might try and do 2 today. One last thing from me, I'm really sorry but for this week only our class zoom will need to be on Friday at 10am. Back to Thursday's at 11am from next week. 

Have a lovely day.

Miss Walton

 

The Sid Shuffle

Wake up with Sid this morning!

Tuesday 12th January 2021

12.1.21

Number of the day

Today is our 73nd day in Year 2. So today you will need to use the number 73. Oh, wait a minute… did I get that right? 73nd? Do you agree or disagree? What should it be?

 

How many different ways can you make this number? Show this in a part – part – whole diagram Is it odd or even? How many hundreds/tens/ones? Can you work out double and half the number? If you can’t do it in your head straight away that’s ok, could you draw a picture e.g. tens and ones to help you work out the answer?

+1  +10   + 100

-1  - 10  - 100

Is it in the 2, 5 or 10 times table?

 

If 73 is a bit tricky then maybe use the number 7, 3 or 70 instead to start with. I have put a number of the day recording sheet in the files below in case you would like to use it.

 

Reading

Read aloud to an adult.

Lexia

Spellings/Handwriting

Remember our new spelling list is in the files. Today I have added a word search, can you spot all our spellings in it?

English

I really hope you enjoyed our new story ‘Lost and found’. Reuben loves the penguin the most from the story. What was your favourite part? You might want to listen to the story again today before completing your challenge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZD1RDY4Q9w

Today I would like you to pretend you are the boy at the beginning of the story and create a ‘Found’ poster for the penguin. You’ll need to draw a picture of the penguin and write a really good description of it too. Penguins do look quite similar so you may need to write a sentence or two about how the penguin acts, for example he keeps following the boy so you could write, ‘This penguin never gives up.’

Maths

Watch and do the activities in this video https://vimeo.com/488111269

 

Have a go at the files called Maths 12h January.

Extra challenges:

-File below called Maths challenge 12th January

-Numbots

Topic

Did you have a play on Google Earth? If you managed to zoom into Antarctica, what did you see? Was it like other places that you zoomed in to? What was the same and different?

If you didn’t have time to look yesterday, try today.

 

One of the questions lots of you sent me was ‘What animals live in Antarctica?’ So I thought we could find out a bit more about that today.

I would like you to do some research about 1 type of animal that lives there. I am going to choose penguins because it is one of the characters in our story this week too but you can choose your favourite. There are some files below which might help you with your research and some links to websites too. Please do let me know what you find out.

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/penguin.html

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/penguin-facts/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/birds/emperor-penguins/

 

11th January

 

Morning Year 2,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was a bit chilly where I live, I went for a very frosty walk with my dog Inka.

Week 2 of home school this week and I know that you are going to be just as great as last week. If you pop back on our blog to where the stars are, you'll find one called Artist of the week...just because we aren't all in the school building doesn't mean we have to stop enjoying this! I'll put a new artist up every Monday. I would love to know what you think of them.

Monday's in school would also be our new spelling rule day and so this will continue too. It's really important that you try your hardest every week to learn these as they are key Year 2 learning that you will need to know when we are all able to get back in our classroom. Maybe you could ask an adult to test you on Friday or even next Monday morning before you learn about the next spelling rule. Let me know how you get on.

The last couple of things I would like to tell you about this morning is firstly an activity calendar shared by Mr Marklew, there are some really fun ideas to keep active at home. It can be found on the page where all the crayons for the class blogs are. The second thing are some outdoor activity ideas. It is shown in the photo below. I am going to start this one today too, I can't wait! 

Looking forward to seeing your learning from today. 

Miss Walton

 

9am - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Joe Wicks starts back this morning to get our body and brains awake and ready for a day of learning.

Monday 11h January 2021

11.1.21

Number of the day

Today is our 72nd day in Year 2. So today you will need to use the number 72.

How many different ways can you make this number? Show this in a part – part – whole diagram Is it odd or even? How many hundreds/tens/ones? Can you work out double and half the number? If you can’t do it in your head straight away that’s ok, could you draw a picture e.g. tens and ones to help you work out the answer?

+1  +10   + 100

-1  - 10  - 100

Is it in the 2, 5 or 10 times table?

 

If 72 is a bit tricky then maybe use the number 7, 2 or 70 instead to start with. I have put a number of the day recording sheet in the files below in case you would like to use it.

 

Reading

Read aloud to an adult.

Lexia

Spellings/Handwriting

Our new spelling rule for this week is in the files below. There is some information and activities about the rule, a list of spellings to learn and also a handwriting practise sheet too. Don’t worry if you can not print it, use it as an example to see the size of the letters and how to join them correctly.

English

Today we have a new story and it is one of my absolute favourites! My little boy Reuben loves this story too, I think it is because he likes one of the main characters. I wonder if you can guess which one he likes.

Listen to the story using this link, you might want to watch it a couple of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZD1RDY4Q9w

Once you have watched it, look at the file below called Penguin description and see if you can give it a go.

Maths

Watch and do the activities in this video https://vimeo.com/488110327

It is all about adding equal groups. Adults please do keep discussing the questions and answering, it is so important for the children to be able to explain their thinking about an answer.

Have a go at the files called Maths 11th January. I wonder if you can create pictures/number sentences using objects from around your house.

Extra challenges:

-File below called Maths challenge 11th January

-Numbots

Topic

Last week so many of you asked lots of questions about Antarctica and also began fantastic research to find out the answers. Well done if you have already done or started this.

 

Have a look at the continent of Antarctica information. You'll recognise some familiar faces from last week! Look through and talk about the answers to the questions. Then see if you can remember the important geography words and what they mean. I have made a list of them for you at the end of the information. Can you label the map I have put in the files using these words. If you have time use google earth using the link below. It is AMAZING! You can search for the different continents and 'visit' them. Zoom in to Antarctica and see what you can see. 

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

 

 

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