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Wednesday: 8.7.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you're having a good week so far. 

 

Are you enjoying the transition activities at the top of our Home Learning page? It's good to take some time to reflect upon the year and think about your memories. I have lots of fond memories of our year together. I've also been looking at all of your achievements during the partial school closure. You should be so proud of yourselves. Why not take some time to look through this page and remember the activities that you have taken part in? Maybe you could watch our Staff Message again or the Gade Valley's Got Talent video! You may also like to look at our Year 2 Class Page to revisit our learning from September to March. I'd love to hear your favourite memories. smiley

 

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you looked at the Golden Tickets page recently to see the Oompa Loompa challenge entries? Remember there's still time to enter!

 

PE: How have you been keeping active so far this week? Try to get some fresh air every day, it will help you to concentrate and will make you feel good.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to use arrays for the 3 and 4 times tables.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: In this lesson, you are going to practise spelling and understanding how to identify and write questions correctly. Click here for the lesson.

 

Optional Geography: We are going to continue our adventure around the world and our next stop is Shanghai! We are going to learn about its culture, buildings and transport including an introduction to the country of China and the wider continent of Asia. Click here for the lesson. 

Tuesday: 7.7.2020

Hi Year 2, I hope you are all feeling happy and ready for a new day of learning. It was lovely to see some of your smiling faces on yesterday's Zoom call!

 

Congratulations to Tyler whose wonderful picture of a rainbow for the NHS has been chosen to make up part of an amazing mosaic using thousands of different little pictures. It is called 'The Mosaic of Hope'. What a great achievement!

Picture 1 Tyler's rainbow
Picture 2 The Mosaic of Hope by the People's Picture

Remember to look out for the Secret Poetry Reader later today. Have a great day!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Try to read a range of books if you can. Remember, this is the last week of the Golden Tickets competition and you chance to win a Wonka Bar!

 

PE: What are you going to do to keep fit and healthy today? You can look at our PE page for some ideas.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how recall the 4 times table by using skip counting.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Complete the SPaG activities below. You do not need to complete every activity mat, complete the challenge that is right for you.

Optional PSHE: Complete this wellbeing journal to help you think about your feelings and memories. If you enjoy this, you can find more journals for the rest of the week here.

Here are some examples of learning which display our CHAMP skills:

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Here are some examples of learning which display our CHAMP skills: 5

Monday: 6.7.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family. At the top of our Home Learning page, you will see that I have uploaded some transition activities for you to complete. This week, I have focused on reflecting upon your time in Year 2. You can choose which activities you would like to try, and it would be fantastic if you could do a little something every day this week. You do not have to complete everything! I hope you enjoy them.

 

Congratulations on getting back to the Golden Tickets top spot! I knew you could do it, well done! This will be the last week of the competition so let’s make it one to remember. I wonder if every child in our class can read 5 times and earn a Golden Ticket? Good luck!

 

I am proud of you for being in 2nd place on the TT Rock Stars leaderboard. A special well done to our top 3 Rock Stars for collecting so many coins! Hero Volker collected 6,310, followed by Steve Zeppelin who collected 6,180 and Elvin Tyler collected 5,582. Congratulations! 

 

I will be hosting a Zoom call this afternoon at 1:45pm and I will email details to your parents this morning. I hope to see you then!

 

Have a wonderful day Gade Valley CHAMPs!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you looked at the collections of fantastic eBooks on Oxford Owl and myON recently?


PE: Try to get at least 60 minutes of exercise today.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to recall the 3 times table by using skip counting.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the book George's Marvellous Medicine, you will learn how to summarise information from an extract and write a description inspired by Roald Dahl. Click here for the lesson.

 

Optional Science: In this lesson play a fun and educational game to learn about dinosaurs and find out more about fossils and evolution.

Friday: 3.7.2020

Good morning Year 2! Another week of learning complete and you have worked so hard. I'm really proud of your continued effort, motivation and positive attitude. Can you believe that there are only 2 weeks left of this school year? Next week, I'll be starting to include a few activities to help us celebrate your time in Year 2 and prepare for a new chapter in Year 3. 

 

I have a few reminders for you:

  • Please send in your KS1 mini Olympics score sheet to Miss Layman today. We have received one so far and we're hoping to receive many more! Thank you!

  • Have you seen the new Daily Briefing and Secret Poetry Reader that were uploaded yesterday?

  • It's Friday which means it's Golden Tickets day! Please remember that your planner photo is due in by 10am today.

 

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Miss Knott smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. How many books have you managed to read this week?

 

PE: How will you get your 60 minutes of exercise today?

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be consolidating and applying our knowledge of calculation strategies.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to learn how to understand what comprehension is and be able to write sentences and answer questions based on what text you've read. Click here for the lesson.

 

Art: Today you will be creating your own sculptures using reusable materials from your homes. Our inspiration will be from a British artist called Michelle Reader, who is known for her unique sculptures made from reusable materials. Our sculptures can be made from rubber gloves to plastic bottles…enjoy!

 

Year 2 adventures!

Here are some of your happy memories from lockdown.

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Thursday: 2.7.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you've been enjoying this week's learning. I've been very impressed by your confidence with the Maths and English this week. There will be a new Secret Reader uploaded to the website later this morning and remember to keep up to date with any Gade Valley news in our Gade Valley Briefings.

 

Please remember that in tomorrow’s Art lesson, you will be creating your own sculptures using reusable materials from your homes. You may want to start collecting any plastic bottles, small boxes, plastic lids, etc if you haven’t already done so. You will also need some glue or tape.

 

Have a brilliant day and keep trying your best. yes

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo for the Golden Tickets competition. The deadline is 10am tomorrow morning. Can we get back to the top spot?

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air is great for making you feel good. Why not go for a walk, bike ride or a run with your family? Remember, that the deadline for emailing your KS1 mini Olympics score sheet to Miss Layman is tomorrow. Her email address is physical.ed@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Thank you!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be consolidating how to use the column method for addition and subtraction equations that require regrouping.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Complete the SPaG activities below (mat number 4). You do not need to complete every activity mat, complete the challenge that is right for you.

History: Using the online lesson here, you are going to learn about the life, actions and achievements of Elizabeth Fry.

Wednesday: 1.7.2020

Hi Year 2, I hope you are having a good week so far and keeping well. Have you seen yesterday's Secret Reader yet? You have until 11am to email in your guess. There’s also a new briefing on the website here.

 

Advance notice: In Friday’s Art lesson, you will be creating your own sculptures using reusable materials from your homes. You may want to start collecting any plastic bottles, small boxes, plastic lids, etc. You will also need some glue or tape.

 

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. I have loved seeing your Oompa Loompa challenge entries. To see everyone’s work and find out more information, click here.  

 

PE: How have you been keeping active so far this week? Try to get some fresh air every day, it will help you to concentrate and will make you feel good. Remember you have until Friday to email your KS1 mini Olympics score sheet to Miss Layman at physical.ed@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to subtract using the column method when our equation requires regrouping.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to learn how to identify verbs (action/doing words), in sentences and use them in your own writing. Click here for the lesson.

 

Geography: We are going to continue our adventure around the world and our next stop is Nigeria! We are going to explore its environment and culture, with an introduction to the wider continent of Africa including South Africa and Kenya. Click here for the lesson. 

Look at Mae's fantastic alien-themed lunch which was inspired by last week's book 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee'. Yum!

Look at Mae's fantastic alien-themed lunch which was inspired by last week's book 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee'. Yum! 1
Look at Mae's fantastic alien-themed lunch which was inspired by last week's book 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee'. Yum! 2

Tuesday: 30.6.2020

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good day yesterday and that you enjoyed the learning. It was great to see some of your smiling faces on the Zoom call! I hope you enjoyed seeing each other again and that you liked our picture quiz. You were very good at it!

 

I have a few reminders for you today:

1) Look out for the new Secret Poetry Reader this morning. I wonder who it will be?

2) Also remember to watch the Gade Valley briefing which will be uploaded sometime between 4pm and 5pm later today. 

 

Have a great day and keep motivated! yes

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Try to read a range of books if you can. Remember, reading magazines also counts towards earning your Golden Ticket!

 

PE: Have you completed the KS1 mini Olympics activities? You have until Friday to email your score sheet to Miss Layman at physical.ed@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I’m looking forward to finding out how you got on.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to subtract using the column method.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: In today’s lesson you will be using the poem ‘A Way to the Stars’ by David Almond to help develop your reading and comprehension skills by creating a comic strip. Please see the slides below.

PSHE: I would like you to think about your best memories from lockdown. Using the template below, draw and/or write your ideas. It would be fantastic to see your finished work. Please email a photo to year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Enjoy!

Year 2, you certainly have a keen eye for gardening! I'm so impressed by how well your seeds have grown.

Monday: 29.6.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a good weekend and that you feel refreshed and ready for this week’s learning. I have really enjoyed seeing lots of your photos. Thank you for sharing them with me. It always puts a smile on my face!

 

Today I have shared lots of photos of the plants you have been growing at home and some of the diaries that you have created. At the end of April, I shared a photo of some sweet pea seeds that I planted. Look how they have changed…

Picture 1 26th April
Picture 2 15th May
Picture 3 29th May
Picture 4 27th June

Congratulations on being at the top of the Battle of the Bands leader board last week! I am so proud of you. Our top scorers were Queen La Torre with 1145, Dave Rike with 1119 and Diesel Manson with 1016 – well done for your amazing scores! We have been knocked off the Golden Tickets top spot, but you should still be extremely proud of your achievements and maybe we will get back to the top this week! If you go to the Golden Tickets page, you will be able to see our latest Year 2 Wonka Bar winner.

 

Have a wonderful day Gade Valley CHAMPs!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you looked at the collections of fantastic eBooks on Oxford Owl and myON recently?

 

PE: It is now the fourth and final week of our KS1 mini Olympics. The last activities are attached below. Remember to record your scores on your score sheet. Once you have completed all the activities, please email your score sheet to Miss Layman at physical.ed@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. The Dacorum School Sports Network (DSSN) will collate all your scores onto their overall score board comparing results from all children across Dacorum taking part. Good luck!

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to add using the column method when our equation requires regrouping. Please note, in the lesson the teacher mentions ‘Dienes’. At Gade Valley, we have been calling these resources ‘Base 10’.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: In today’s lesson you will be using the poem ‘A Way to the Stars’ by David Almond to help develop your reading and comprehension skills. Please see the slides below.

Science: Now that we have finished our learning about plants, we will spend the next few weeks covering some different areas of science.

Today we will be learning about sound. Click here for the lesson.

It’s the fifth and final chapter of our class story. Can Year 2 save the day or will Mr Barron’s evil twin take over the school?! It’s time for Year 2 to the rescue...

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Story 5 of 5 😃

Friday: 26.6.2020

Good morning Year 2! What lovely weather we have had this week. I've heard there may be a few thunderstorms today so watch out for that! I hope you've had a good week and enjoyed the home learning activities. 

 

Did you see yesterday's Daily Briefing? It featured lots of staff saying hello. We really do miss you all and look forward to seeing you again.

 

Remember that your planner photo is due in today by 10am please. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for another Year 2 winning week! Also please remember to complete the Oompa Loompa Challenge. Check out the details on the Golden Tickets page.

 

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Keep positive! yes

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Try to read a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and poetry if you can. 

 

PE: How will you complete your 60 minutes of exercise today? Remember to have lots of fun!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today you'll be learning how to use the column method to add numbers.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to practise identifying errors in writing. Click here for the lesson. 

 

Art: In today’s lesson, we will be learning about patterns and how to create them. Today’s artwork will be inspired by an incredible artist called William Morris. His work includes wallpaper design and print, furniture, stained glass windows, tiles and tapestries. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil to create a wonderful piece of artwork.

Happiness: we have been thinking about what makes us feel happy.

Thursday: 25.6.2020

Good morning everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic week so far. It was so hot yesterday and I've heard it's going to be just a hot today. It's time for an ice cream I think!

 

There are a few reminders for you today:

  • There will be a new Secret Reader uploaded later this morning. 
  • Remember to complete the Oompa Loompa 5 facts challenge. You can find more details on the Golden Tickets page.
  • The new Daily Briefing will be on the Home Learning page later today so keep an eye out for it.

 

Have a super day and stay safe in the sun!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember that the deadline for your planner photos is Friday at 10am.

 

PE: How are you keeping active this week? Hopefully you've joined in with the KS1 mini Olympics but maybe you have also been splashing around in the paddling pool! Remember to drink lots of water when you exercise, especially in this heat. 

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today you'll be using your knowledge of calculation strategies to solve comparison word problems.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the story of 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee' By Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, I would like you to continue developing your understanding of the text by choosing an activity from the selection below. 

History: Using the online lesson here, you are going to learn about the life, actions and achievements of Mohandas Gandhi.

Wednesday: 24.6.2020

Hello Year 2, I hope you are enjoying this sunny weather. My cat isn't a fan of the hot weather so I keep finding her hiding in shaded spots around the garden! If you have any pets, are they enjoying the sunshine?!

 

I am loving seeing how well your plants are growing! I'm very impressed by your gardening skills! Look out for a photo slideshow soon. I have also really enjoyed looking at your photos of yesterday's PSHE activity. Thank you for sharing them with me. yes

 

There was a new Daily Briefing posted on the website yesterday. If you look carefully, you may spot some changes to the dining room. There's also a new Secret Reader so remember to submit your guesses by 11am today. Well done to Mason, Tyler, Poppy, Shaphan and Jack for guessing the last Secret Reader correctly!

 

Have a wonderful day Year 2 CHAMPs!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Can we be the Golden Ticket class winners for another week? I'm feeling positive!

 

PE: Did you know that yesterday would've been Sports Day and this week would've been Sports Week? It's not too late to join in with the KS1 mini Olympics if you haven't already. You can scroll through previous weeks to find attachments for all the activities. I think you'll enjoy them!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to use your knowledge of calculation strategies to solve word problems.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the story of 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee' By Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, I would like you to complete one of these activities to develop your understanding of the text.

Geography: We are going to continue our adventure around the world and our next stop is France! You are going to learn about its characteristics and landmarks, including an introduction to the wider continent of Europe. Click here for the lesson.

Nursery Class need your help! There’s a troll on the loose! Can Year 2 save the day? It’s time for another instalment of Year 2 to the rescue...

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Story 4 of 5 😃

Tuesday: 23.6.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather yesterday. It's going to be wonderful weather again today so I hope you'll be able to have some fun in the sun (remember your sun cream though!) 

 

It was great to see some of you on yesterday's Zoom call. Thank you for joining me! I hope you enjoyed the animal quiz. I was impressed by your knowledge!

 

Today there will be a new Daily Briefing so keep an eye out for that. There will also be a new Secret ReaderI wonder who it will be?

 

If you would like to share your seed diaries and/or some of the plants you have been growing, I would love to see them. It would also be great to see photos of some of your lockdown adventures and keep emailing in your proudest pieces of work too - thank you!

 

Have a brilliant day and keep smiling! smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you completed the Oompa Loompa challenges yet? All of your entries will be put on display and remember, you'll earn an extra Golden Ticket for the draw on Friday. 

 

PE: Have you tried this week's KS1 mini Olympics challenges yet? This time it's the ‘Equestrian’ and ‘Standing Long Jump’. Remember to record your scores on your score sheet. Enjoy!

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to solve subtraction equations using different strategies. You may wish to use these sheets for the independent task.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to recap some phonics knowledge about alternative ways of spelling the ‘ee’ sound using the book 'Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee' By Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees. Please see the attachment for a link to the story and the challenges.

PSHE: Create a picture which shows all the things that make you feel happy. Here's an example and some shape templates which you may like to use.

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It has been great to see how you are developing your PE skills.

It has been great to see how you are developing your PE skills. 1
It has been great to see how you are developing your PE skills. 2
It has been great to see how you are developing your PE skills. 3

Getting creative at home!

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Getting creative at home! 2

Monday: 22.6.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'm sure some of you have been happy to watch your favourite football teams on TV again! It has been lovely seeing some of the cards you created to say thank you to someone special. Remember, it is really important to show your friends and family how much you care about them. 

 

Have you seen that Year 2 were the Golden Ticket winners again! This is now the 7th week since the partial school closure...AMAZING! I'm very proud of you all for reading so much at home. I'm delighted to see that you have started to send in your 5 facts from an information book and that you are continuing to send in work for the other Oompa Loompa challenges. If you haven't already, have a look at the Golden Tickets page to see lots of fantastic work and you will also spot our latest Year 2 Wonka Bar winner. 

 

I'm very proud of your effort with the TT Rock Stars Girls vs Boys tournament. In our class, the girls won with 2829 points and the Boys scored 1734, however in the overall school results the boys won! Well done to all of you! If you would like to see details of all the results, click here

 

I will be setting up another Zoom call today at 1:45pm this afternoon. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible. This time I have planned a quiz for you! I will email details to your parents this morning. Have a wonderful day and enjoy today's learning. Miss Knott smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Try to complete the latest Oompa Loompa non-fiction facts challenge. Remember, for every entry into their competitions, you gain an extra Golden Ticket. 

 

PE: We are now in Week 3 of the KS1 mini Olympics. This week I have two new activities that I would like you to try. They are called ‘Equestrian’ and ‘Standing Long Jump’. Remember to record your scores on your score sheet. Enjoy!

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be starting a new unit called Exploring Calculation Strategies. The focus of today's learning is applying addition strategies to solve equations.

Please note, in the lesson the teacher mentions ‘Dienes’. At Gade Valley, we have been calling these resources ‘Base 10’.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the book Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles by Jeanne Willis, you will learn how to summarise a character and to write a prediction. Click here for the lesson. 

 

Science: Today I would like you to complete the next section in your seed diary and record any of your observations. You should be up to Week 5 (or you may have finished if you completed your diary over the May half term). Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and full stops at the end.

You may like to complete the activity called 'Plant parts and plant needs'. I have also attached a PowerPoint about the life cycle of a flowering plant. 

Year 2 are back to save the day and this time it’s Year 5 who are in danger!

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Story 3 of 5 😃

Friday: 19.6.2020

Hi Year 2, Happy Friday! Well done for achieving another week of home learning. I'm proud of all your hard work and I hope you'll have a good break over the weekend. I've heard the weather is going to improve (fingers crossed!)

 

There's a few reminders for you today:

  • Have you seen yesterday's briefing? Mr Barron shares a book with you all.
  • Keep an eye out for the TT Rock Stars results. I wonder who will be at the top of the leader board this week.
  • Remember to email your photo of your planner by 10am to the special Golden Tickets email address so that you can enter the Golden Tickets draw.
  • You have until 11am this morning to email in your Secret Reader guess. Click here if you haven't watched it yet. 

 

Have a wonderful day and a super weekend! Miss Knott smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Can we win the Golden Tickets Competition for a 7th week during the partial school closure? I have every faith in you!

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air is great for making you feel happy and motivated. I’ve seen photos of you cycling, running and playing football…what else can you do to keep fit?

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today will be slightly different, as we are going to be consolidating and reviewing our learning on measures – capacity and volume. You may like to try this quiz on capacity too.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to practise your SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) skills using this activity mat.  Remember you do not need to complete every challenge, choose the one that is best for you.

Art/PSHE: I would like to make a card for someone to put a smile on their face. Think about why that person is important to you and why you care about them. Here are some templates that you may wish to use.

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday so you might like to create something for your dad. Here are a few ideas for you.

Here are some examples of how you are Gade Valley CHAMPs!

Thursday: 18.6.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you are all well and having a good week so far. There's a whole school Times Table Rock Stars Battle of the Bands today from 10:00am - 11:00am. Try your best to join in if you can! I know how confident you have become when recalling your times tables!

 

Also, there will be a new Secret Poetry Reader uploaded this morning, as well as a new Gade Valley Briefing to help you keep up to date with any news. 

 

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your learning. Good luck with the TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands this morning! yes

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo for the Golden Tickets competition. The deadline is 10am tomorrow morning.

 

PE: Have you completed this week’s mini Olympics challenge? Remember to record your scores on your score sheet. If you would like some other PE ideas, visit Miss Layman’s PE page.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be continuing to learn how to solve word problems about capacity and volume.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to learn how to write a set of instructions for how to make friends with a huge bear. I would like you to use a numbered list, time words such as ‘First’ and imperative verbs such as ‘Sing’. You can also add pictures with labels.

Extension: Can you add interesting expanded noun phrases and conjunctions to extend your sentences?

History: Using the online lesson here, you are going to learn about the life and achievements of Rosa Parks.

Wednesday: 17.6.2020

Good morning everybody! It's Wednesday already...this week seems to be racing by! 

 

Have you seen yesterday's briefing? You can watch it here if you haven't. Mr West explains the new Oompa Loompa non-fiction book challenge. I also make an appearance and talk about the Secret Poetry Reader. I have been so impressed by the amount of you joining in with our competitions and activities. Thank you! You really are an amazing bunch! smiley

 

Have an excellent day and remember you are CHAMPs!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Who is your favourite author at the moment? Have you noticed any links between the books that author has written?

 

PE: How have you been keeping active so far this week? Try to get some fresh air every day, it will help you to concentrate and will make you feel good. Remember, the recommended amount is at least 60 minutes a day.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to solve word problems about capacity and volume.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the story of ‘Where’s my teddy?’ by Jez Alborough, you will continue to complete activities to develop your understanding of the text.

Geography: We are going to start an adventure around the world and our first stop is exploring the UK. Today you are going to learn about the four countries of the UK as well as their capital cities. Click here for the lesson.

Here are some of your fantastic terrariums. You have been so creative!

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Here are some of your fantastic terrariums. You have been so creative!  6
Here are some of your fantastic terrariums. You have been so creative!  7

Year 2, we have a problem...this time Reception Class need your help! It’s time for Year 2 to the rescue!

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Tuesday: 16.6.2020

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good day yesterday and that you enjoyed the learning. It was great to see some of your smiling faces on the Zoom call! I hope you enjoyed seeing each other again and that you liked our spot the difference games. smiley

 

Mrs Bankole and I are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying the stories of ‘Year 2 to the rescue!’ You have rescued Year 1 from the Wuzzle Fuzzle monster and Reception from the Biban…I wonder what the next emergency will be? Keep it an eye for the next instalment coming later this week!

 

I have a few reminders for you today:

1) There is a new, exciting Oompa Loompa Challenge to complete! For this challenge, you need to read a non-fiction book (or read an information text online) and summarise 5 facts that you have learnt. Remember, you could also use Oxford Owl  or myON  which offers thousands of free non-fiction books. Please email your 5 facts to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I look forward to seeing your interesting facts!

 

2) Look out for the new Secret Poetry Reader this morning. I wonder who it will be?

 

3) Also remember to watch the Gade Valley briefing which will be uploaded sometime between 4pm and 5pm later today. 

 

Have a great day Year 2 CHAMPs!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Try to join in with the new Oompa Loompa challenge this week if you can.

 

PE: Have you completed this week’s Olympics challenges? Remember, we are focussing on the ‘Boccia’ and ‘Curling. You can record your best scores on your score sheet.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to use known number bonds and derive related facts to 1000, using the context of measures.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to listen to the story of ‘Where’s my teddy?’ by Jez Alborough. Using the story, you will then complete activities to develop your understanding of the text.

PSHE: Create your own memory tree. See the attached information and template which you may wish to use.

Monday: 15.6.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a good weekend and had lots of fun. It is the start of a new week, so I hope you feel motivated and ready to learn!

 

I will be setting up another Zoom call today at 3:30pm this afternoon. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible. I have planned another game for us to play! I will email details to your parents this morning.

 

I am excited to tell you that you are the Golden Tickets class winners again! That is now six times that Year 2 have won since the partial school closure. A huge congratulations to you all! I am looking forward to finding out who the lucky Wonka Bar winner will be this time!

 

We were in 2nd place on the TT Rock Stars leader board last week so well done for your achievement! NEW BATTLE ALERT! There is a new tournament where you will be battling against your classmates between 10am – 11am today and it is a special boys vs girls competition! Good luck to all of you! There is a whole school competition coming up on Thursday, but I will let you know more about that later in the week.

 

Have a good day and I hope you enjoy today’s learning. smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. If you need a little help with your letter formation, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you looked at the collections of fantastic eBooks on Oxford Owl and myON recently?

 

PE: Last week you started the KS1 mini Olympics. This week I have two new activities that I would like you to try. They are called ‘Boccia’ and ‘Curling’. Remember to record your scores on your score sheet that I attached last Monday. Enjoy!

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to compare and order millilitres and litres.

Please note, in the lesson the teacher mentions ‘Dienes’. At Gade Valley, we have been calling these resources ‘Base 10’.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to recap some phonics knowledge about alternative ways of spelling the ‘ay’ sound using the book ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy. Please see the attachment for a link to the story and the challenges.

Science: Today I would like you to complete the next section in your seed diary and record any of your observations. You should be up to Week 4 (or Week 5 if you completed your diary over the May half term). Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and full stops at the end.

You may also like to complete the activity about plants that we eat, although this is not compulsory.

Friday: 12.6.2020

Good morning everyone! Another week of home learning complete and I feel so proud of what you have achieved. Your work is excellent and your attitude towards your learning is superb. Have you thanked your parents for all they are doing to help and support you? They are doing a wonderful job and deserve a break this weekend!

 

Have you seen the recent Daily Briefing? Also, keep an eye out for the TT Rock Stars results today. Last week Year 3 were at the top of the leader board, but we were hot on their heels! I wonder if we will win the Battle of the Bands this week?

 

Last week you were the winning class in the Golden Tickets competition. Have the seen the photo of our latest winner? You have until 10am today to email in the photo of your planner so that you can enter the Golden Tickets draw. Good luck!

 

Have you seen the latest Secret Poetry Reader? I think you might guess this one quite easily! You have until 11am this morning to email in your guess.

 

Have a wonderful day and weekend. Keep safe and keep positive!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can. If you need a little help, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style. 

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have any of the book reviews that you have seen on our home learning pages inspired you to read any new books? I am interested to find out!

 

PE: How have you kept active this week? It has been fantastic seeing photos of you exercising and having fun!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to use millilitres. There are opportunities for practical activities in the challenge part of the lesson. I hope you enjoy them!

You may like to try some of these capacity challenge cards.

Remember, you do not need to complete everything, unless you really want to!

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to learn how to identify words that have been contracted (made shorter) and use contracted words in your writing. Click here for the video and activities.

Please note, when playing the Small-Town Superheroes game, you need to click on the arrows to find the game that focuses on contractions.

 

Art/DT: In this online lesson, we are going to be making a terrarium. You will be able to use items you have in your homes, gardens, and local parks. I would love to see photos of your creations!

Can you work out which tune is being played on this fantastic home-made instrument?

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Oh no! Gade Valley we have a problem...but don’t worry it’s Year 2 to the rescue!

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Story 1 of 5 😃

Thursday: 11.6.2020

Hi everyone, how are you all today? This week seems to have raced by!

 

A new Secret Poetry Reader will be uploaded to the website today so look out for that here. You can also keep up to date with any Gade Valley news in our Gade Valley Briefing which will be added later today. 

 

Please note, in tomorrow’s Art lesson you will be learning how to create a terrarium. There will be a few items that you will need: a glass jar or plastic bottle, some small rocks or pebbles, some soil and small plants (instead you could use leaves, twigs and petals if you do not have any small plants).  

 

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling! smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can. If you need a little help, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style. 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo for the Golden Tickets competition. The deadline is 10am tomorrow morning.

 

PE: If you are looking for some fun games to play, you may like to look at these Shake Up games inspired by some of the Disney and Pixar films. They are 10-minute each and count towards your daily 60 minutes exercise. Enjoy!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to compare millilitres and litres using fractions. I have attached a template for the independent activity which you might find helpful.

If you would like to try a cutting and sorting activity, please see the attachment below.

Remember, you do not need to complete everything, unless you really want to!

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to build your knowledge of word endings and develop your vocabulary using the game and activities here.

Please note, when playing the game, you need to click on the arrows to find the game that focuses on ‘Tricky Word Endings’. You do not need to complete all the practise activities, choose the one that interests you the most.

 

History: In our lesson today, you are going to learn about the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Wednesday: 10.6.2020

Good morning Year 2, how are you all today? I hope you are having a good week so far. I'm very proud of all your home learning. You are doing a super job so keep it up! smiley

 

There is a new Gade Valley Briefing and you can watch it here. Mr Barron shares his creation from the origami challenge! He also mentions Bike Week and you can go to our PE page to find out more. 

 

The latest Secret Poetry Reader is on the website. Have you seen it yet?  Click here to have a listen and then email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I think it is quite a tricky one! Good luck!

 

Have a brilliant day and enjoy your learning!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can. If you need a little help, you can click here to watch how to form each letter in the continuous cursive style. 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Try to read a variety of books if you can, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

 

PE: Remember it’s important to try and get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. What have you been doing to keep active? I hope you have enjoyed this week’s Olympics challenges!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to solve word problems that involve litres.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to be completing a writing task. The lesson’s activities are on the PowerPoint below (I've also included a PDF in case you cannot open the PowerPoint). You may like to remind yourself of the story ‘You’re Called what?!’ by clicking on the picture of the book. Remember to include capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and for names, and full stops at the end of your sentences.

Music/DT: In this activity, you are going to learn how to make music from objects found at home. Click here to find the lesson. Enjoy!

Are you wondering what to read next? These book reviews might help you decide...

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Tuesday: 9.6.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you are all feeling motivated and eager to start today’s home learning. It was fantastic to see lots of you on the Zoom call yesterday. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! yes

 

Today’s Secret Reader will be uploaded later this morning. This time the member of staff is reading a poem rather than a story. Well done for guessing that Secret Reader #12 was me reading one of our class favourites, The Tinga Tinga Tales!

 

Have a wonderful day and I hope you learn lots! Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Why not video call your grandparents or another member of the family who you have not seen for a while. I am sure they would love to see how much your reading has improved!

 

PE: Have you completed this week’s Olympics challenges? Remember, we are focussing on the ‘Athletic Relay’ and ‘Basketball Dribble’. You can record your best scores on your score sheet.

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to estimate and measure in litres. If you would like to, you can send me photos of the practical activity. I have attached a template you can use during the challenge.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to be exploring vocabulary and spelling. The lesson’s activities are on the PowerPoint below. You may like to remind yourself of the story ‘You’re Called what?!’ by clicking on the picture of the book.

PSHE: I would like you to think about what makes you feel happy. You can then draw and/or write these things inside some thought bubbles. I am looking forward to seeing your ideas.

Monday: 8.6.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of fun! I have been on some walks and was so pleased to see these adorable cygnets. Did you know that when they are born, they can swim immediately? They also look different to their mother as they have grey or brown feathers until they are about two years old. Both parents were very protective of their young and they kept a close eye on me whilst I took these photos and videos! Have you noticed lots of wildlife when you have been out and about?

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Follow the leader...

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Time for some food!

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Congratulations, you are the Golden Tickets winners again! That means there will be another Year 2 Wonka Bar winner and possibly even two! Well done for coming second on the TT Rock Stars leader board. I am proud of you all for achieving such a high score. Year 3 won this time, but you were not far behind. Have a look at the TT Rock Stars page to find out who our top three rock stars were!

 

Did you take part in Mr West’s origami challenge that he set in the last briefing? You can find out more here. You can email photos of your creations to year6@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I look forward to seeing them!

 

I will be emailing details of today’s zoom call to your parents this morning. I hope you can join us at 3:30pm this afternoon. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible.

 

Have a super day and keep positive! Miss Knott 😊

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Look for the blue dot and arrow to show you where to start each letter and which direction to go in. Try to join your letters if you can!

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you entered the Oompa Loompa’s challenges yet? There are two, the 5-word book review and the illustration of your favourite book character. Click here to find out more.

 

PE: The Dacorum School Sports Network (DSSN) have invited us to take part in a KS1 mini Olympics against other local primary schools. See the information on the score sheet below, as well as information about your first activities ‘Athletic Relay’ and ‘Basketball Dribble’. Enjoy!

Maths: This week we are starting a new unit, which is called Measure: Capacity and Volume. Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to read the temperature in Degrees Celsius. You may also like to complete the activity below in which you can record temperature on thermometers.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to be exploring vocabulary. The lesson’s activities are on the PowerPoint below. Please begin by listening to the story ‘You’re Called what?!’ by Kes Gray, which can be found by clicking on the picture of the book.

Science: Today I would like you to complete the next section in your seed diary and record any of your observations. Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and full stops at the end.

Optional extra: You may like to complete the sequencing activity about planting strawberries.

Challenge 1: Put the pictures in the correct order.

Challenge 2: Put the pictures with writing in the correct order.

Challenge 3: Put the pictures in the correct order and add your own sentences to explain what is happening in each picture.

Your perseverance and motivation has helped you to become more confident when problem solving with fractions. I'm proud of you all!

Friday: 5.6.2020

Good morning Year 2 and Happy Friday! I hope you had a brilliant week.

 

Have you seen yesterday’s briefing? Mr Barron explains how to achieve the paper challenge that he set you earlier in the week. In addition, there is a new Secret Reader… I think you might recognise this one!

 

Keep an eye out for this week’s TT Rock Stars results. I wonder who will win the Battle of the Bands? Also, remember to check out the Golden Tickets page to find out which class has earned the most Golden Tickets this week. A member of our class has won a Wonka Bar so you can find out who. Are we still at the top of both leader boards? I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

 

Well done for your continued motivation, perseverance and hard work. Give yourselves a pat on a back and have a well-deserved break this weekend.

 

Keep safe and have fun! Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember there are fabulous collections of free eBooks on Oxford Owl and myON to explore.  

 

PE: How will you stay active today? Have you gone on a walk recently, or perhaps you have gone on a run with a member of your family? Let me know what you are doing to keep fit!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be consolidating and reviewing what you have learned about fractions. You may like to complete the fractions quiz below to check how much you have remembered. For an extra challenge, there are some challenge cards which you may like to look at.

Remember, you do not have to complete everything! Choose the activity which you would prefer to try.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the book ‘Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies’ by Pamela Butchart, you will learn how to summarise information from an extract, sequence events and write an advice speech bubble for the children in the story. Click here for the lesson.

 

ART: Using the online lesson here, today you’ll be learning how to create shadow art. You will need some small objects for this lesson, such as small toys. Enjoy!

Once upon a time: part 12 (the final instalment!)

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Thursday: 4.6.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you've been enjoying this week's learning. I've been very impressed by your confidence in fractions and I've noticed that there's been great improvement in your joined continuous cursive handwriting. I'm so proud of you all and your continued motivation. 

 

The Oompa Loompas have gone missing from the Golden Tickets page...see if you can find them! I'll give you a clue - they are somewhere on the Home Learning page. I have been pleased to see lots of Year 2 entries for their book-themed competitions. Remember that every book review and picture entry earns you an extra golden ticket for the draw on Friday!

 

There will be a new Secret Reader added to the website later this morning and look out for the Gade Valley briefing just before 5pm to find out who the last Secret Reader was. I've heard there were lots of correct guesses!

 

Have a lovely day and keep smiling! laugh

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo for the Golden Tickets competition. The deadline is 10am tomorrow morning.

 

PE: How will you get your exercise today? Remember to aim for at least 60 minutes.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to identify equivalent fractions. You may also like to try the activity below about recognising the equivalence between 1/2 and 2/4. The fraction wall might help you with today's learning. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to complete a SPaG activity mat. Choose the challenge that is best for you, you do not need to complete them all. You may like to watch these animations to remind you about compound words.

History: Using these online videos and activities, you are going to learn about the life and achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst.

The story of 'The Paper Dolls' inspired our PSHE/Art activity to create our own set of Key Worker paper dolls.

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The story of 'The Paper Dolls' inspired our PSHE/Art activity to create our own set of Key Worker paper dolls. 3
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Once upon a time: part 11

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Wednesday: 3.6.2020

Hi Year 2, I hope you are having a good week so far and keeping well. Have you seen yesterday's Secret Reader yet? You have until 11am to email in your guess. I think you'll work it out quite quickly! There’s a new briefing on the website here and Mr Barron has set you a challenge!

 

It's going to be a bit cooler today with some showers but don't let that stop you getting fresh air!  Remember fresh air will help you feel more energised and help you to learn more. yes

 

Have a wonderful day,

Miss Knott 

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you entered the Oompa Loompa's competitions yet? You can write more than one book review and draw more than one of your favourite book characters. There are some wonderful displays being created around the school of your work. 

 

PE: How will you get your 60 minutes of exercise today? Feel your heart rate before and after you have exercised. What do you notice?

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be continuing to learn how to identify fractions of a quantity and shape. I've attached some templates that you can use, as well as an extension activity which you might like to try. 

Please note, there is a mistake on question 2 of the extension activity sheet. The second stick should measure 6cm long which is 3/4 of 8cm. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using a book that you have read this week; I would like you to write a book review. There are three challenges to choose from. Remember to include capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and for names, and full stops at the end of sentences.

Extension: Try to use interesting vocabulary where you can, for example adjectives and expanded noun phrases for description. You could also use a variety of conjunctions such as because, but, when, that, if and so.      

PSHE: It’s really important that we look after ourselves so that we are happy and healthy. I would like you to complete the activity below which shares some of the things we should do. There are three challenges, please choose the one that is best for you. Challenge 1 and 2 are drawing-based activities, whereas Challenge 3 also includes a little writing.

Once upon a time: part 10

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Tuesday: 2.6.2020

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good first day back yesterday and that you enjoyed the learning. I have a few reminders for you today:

1) Look out for the new Secret Reader this morning. I wonder who it will be? 

2) Check out the Golden Tickets page to remind yourself of the three reading competitions that you can enter this week.

3) Remember to watch Mrs Bankole's next installment of The Twits by Roald Dahl. 

Have a great day Year 2 CHAMPs! laugh

Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. If you fancy a change from the books you have at home, remember to take a look at the collections of fantastic eBooks on Oxford Owl and myON

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can. Why not create your own obstacle course and see which member of your family can complete it in the quickest time? 

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to identify fractions of a quantity and shape. You can use the templates below to help you with the independent tasks and challenge activity.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using a lesson from BBC Bitesize, you are going to learn how to correctly use exclamation marks in sentences. Click here for the videos and activities.

You may prefer to try the ‘Exclamation mark or full stop?’ activity below after watching the short video.

Computing: You are going to learn about what goes into making a computer game and how algorithms work. Click here to find out more.

Once upon a time: part 9

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Insect artwork: you were so creative whilst making insects out of natural materials. Can you name each insect?

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Here are some of your fantastic time capsules created to help you remember this moment in time.

Monday: 1.6.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a wonderful half term and that you feel refreshed and ready for the new term. The weather has been wonderful and I hope you have been able to enjoy it with your family. 

 

As it's the start of a new month, I usually like to set myself a goal. This month my goal is to drink more water so I have my water bottle ready next to me! Maybe you could set yourself a new goal? Let me know what you decide to do and I can help encourage you. 

 

Just before the half term break, did you see our exciting news? You were top of the TT Rock Stars leaderboard AND the Golden Tickets class winners! A huge congratulations to you all! I'm a very proud teacher! Let's see if we can stay at the top this week - I'm sure we can! yes

 

I hope you enjoyed looking through the photos of some of your insect artwork. Aren't they superb? I was so impressed by your creativity and attention to detail. You may remember that one of your previous history activities was to create a time capsule. I've also included some photos of a few of those for you to look at. I wonder if you have added anything new to your capsule recently...maybe something to remind you of your half term break during lockdown?

 

Have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from you. Miss Knott smiley

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: 'Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body' - Richard Steele. enlightened

Remember it's so important to read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. If you record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week, you will be entered into our Golden Tickets competition.

 

PE: How will you be active today? It's important to aim for 60 minutes daily exercise to keep you fit and healthy. Remember, our PE page has some ideas here.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here, today we’ll be learning how to identify unit fractions of quantity. You will find the templates to use for questions 1 – 6 below.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to complete a reading comprehension about the life cycle of sunflowers. You do not need to complete every challenge, choose the challenge that is right for you. Remember, the number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

Science: Before half term, you planted some seeds and began writing a diary about how they change over time. Today I would like you to complete the next week in your diary and record any of your observations. Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and full stops at the end. If there aren’t any changes to your seeds yet, you could write about what you have been doing to look after your seeds.

Extension: Create a poster teaching younger about how to look after plants.

Isabella carried out a science experiment and created this magic flower. I wonder if you can work out how she did it...

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Year 2, you are amazing!

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I've been very impressed with your excellent learning about shape, position and direction. Well done Year 2!

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I've been very impressed with your excellent learning about shape, position and direction. Well done Year 2! 3
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I've been very impressed with your excellent learning about shape, position and direction. Well done Year 2! 6

Once upon a time: part 8

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Friday: 22.5.2020

Good morning Year 2! It's the end of the week and the end of a very different half term. I've said it before but I really am incredibly proud of you all. You've been learning so much and have displayed so many CHAMP qualities. Please remember to give your parents a hug and thank them for everything they're doing to help you.

 

Thank you for joining us for the Zoom call yesterday. It was great to see so many of you whilst listening to you talk about toys, pets and some of your creations! I hope you enjoyed seeing each other and that it put a HUGE smile on your faces!

 

Some reminders for today:

  • Don't forget to watch Mr Barron's Daily Briefing here. He takes you for a walk around the school so that you can see how we're preparing for some of you to return.
  • Keep an eye out for the TT Rock Stars results. Last I heard we were rocking at the top of the leaderboard so fingers crossed we're still there!
  • Email your photo of your planner by 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets draw. Remember there's also a chance to win extra golden tickets if you submit a 5 word book review and a drawing of your favourite book character. Click here to find out more. 
  • You have until 11am this morning to email in your Secret Reader guess. Click here if you haven't watched it yet. 

 

I hope that you'll find today's learning interesting and fun! During the Art lesson, you will be creating insects using natural materials so please be prepared to go outdoors to collect a few resources!

 

Have a great day and a wonderful half term break. You deserve it! Miss Knott laugh

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you looked at the collections of fantastic eBooks on Oxford Owl and myON

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air is great for your wellbeing. Why not go for a walk, bike ride or a run with your family? Our PE page also has other ideas here.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify fractions of shapes with different numerators. If you complete the challenge within the independent task using objects from around your home, why not send a photo to me so I can see what you did? Here are my photos:

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TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Today you are going to learn how to create a minibeast fact file using conjunctions (joining words). Click here to find out more. Try to use a variety of conjunctions such as because, but, when, that, if and so.  

For an extension, research more information about minibeasts using books you have at home or these free eBooks: ‘Totally Amazing Facts About Creepy-Crawlies’, ‘Insects’ and ‘My First Animal Kingdom Encyclopedias Insects’. There are so many books about insects and bugs on the website MyON if there are particular ones you are interested in.

 

Art: This activity links to today’s English activity. You will be learning how to make insects using natural materials. Click here for the online lesson. I hope you enjoy it. I’d love to see photos of your creations!

 

 

Once upon a time: part 7

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Thursday: 21.5.2020

Good morning Year 2! I wanted to thank you again for the fabulous photo board of you all. It really was such a lovely thing to do for us and definitely made our day. We are extremely grateful for your kindness. smiley

 

Mrs Bankole, Miss Heritage and I are very excited to see you at 2pm today on the Zoom call! I've sent the login information to your parent's email addresses so please ask them to check that they have received it. If there any problems, let me know.

 

I noticed that some of you have already emailed in photos of your brilliant book character illustrations. Take a look at the ones that the Oompa Loompas have received so far. A new Secret Reader will be uploaded later this morning so look out for that too! I wonder which member of staff it will be this time?

 

Have a good day and I'll hopefully see you later!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo for the Golden Tickets competition. The deadline is 10am tomorrow morning.

Here's a quote about reading by Dr Seuss...have a think about what it means.

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PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air is great for your wellbeing. Why not go for a walk, bike ride or a run with your family? Our PE page also has other ideas here.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify halves, thirds and quarters of shapes. Remember to shade neatly and use a ruler if you have access to one. 

You may also like to try the extra challenges below. The number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Complete the SPaG activities below (mat number 1). You do not need to complete every activity mat, complete the challenge that is right for you.

Top tips: You may like to have a look at this to remind yourself about homophones.

History: Today you are going to find out about Neil Armstrong’s historic voyage to the moon. Click here for the lesson. Try to complete Activities 1 and 2. Activity 3 is optional if you would like an extra challenge.

In Geography/Science you have been on a journey to different habitats around the world. Which was your favourite to learn about: oceans, savannahs, rainforests or the polar regions? You have worked so hard and included lots of interesting facts!

Character descriptions: Look at these super pieces of writing! Can you spot the adjectives used to describe the characters?

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Once upon a time: part 6

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Wednesday: 20.5.2020

Good morning Year 2! It's going to be a glorious sunny day so try to make the most of being outdoors if you can. Remember to keep safe in the sun and don't forget you sun cream! smiley

 

Have you been wondering how our rabbit and fish are getting on? You can find out in today's Daily Briefing with Mrs Calverley and I. There's a few reminders about Secret Reader, Golden tickets and TT Rock Stars, as well as the 5 word book review and draw a picture of your favourite book character challenges set by the Oompa Loompas. Another Year 2 Wonka Bar winner has been added to the Golden Tickets page. Click here to find out who it is! I'm proud to see so many Year 2 faces popping up!

 

I would like to arrange another Zoom video call with you on Thursday at 2:00pm. Please ask your parents to look out for an email from me containing details of how to log on. If you would like to share anything that would be great (maybe only one thing though as there may be lots of you that want to share!) Remember, you don't have to talk. You can just watch, listen and wave! It would be fantastic to see you all again. It was so nice to see so many of you last week. Hopefully the sound will work on Mrs Bankole's and Miss Heritage's computers this time!

 

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling. Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. Have you written a 5 word book review for the Oompa Loompas yet? Click here to find out more. If you have, you’re more the welcome to write another!

 

PE: How have you been keeping active so far this week? Try to get some fresh air everyday, it will help you to concentrate and will make you feel good. Take a look at the PowerPoint below to find out more about the importance of exercise.

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify half of a shape. You may also like to try the extra challenges below. The number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

English: Using the story ‘Cake’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet you are going to learn how to decide if a statement is true or false and to explain what words mean. You don’t need to write your answers down (unless you really want to!) Click here for the lesson.

 

PSHE/English: Complete the activity ‘I am an amazing person!’ Remember that your sentences should end with a full stop. Try to use your neatest handwriting and listen to the sounds in words to help you spell.  

Once upon a time: part 5

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Tuesday: 19.5.2020

Hi everyone! It's hard to believe that we're in the final week of this term. It's been a very strange half term hasn't it? I'm sure you have found it really different, I certainly have found it very unusual teaching in this way. I know that some of you are starting to feel tired and may be losing some motivation but keep going! It's not long until the half term break and you'll be able to recharge your batteries! Remember how proud I am of you and know that you are doing a fantastic job. yes

 

Today a new Secret Reader will be added to the website. I wonder who it will be? Send your guesses to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. How many correct guesses can we get in Year 2? Good luck!

 

In yesterday's briefing, Mr West told us about the Oompa Loompa's new Character Challenge. They would like you to draw your favourite book characters! Find out more information here. You can also find out who our lucky Wonka Bar winner was!

 

Have a good day Gade Valley CHAMPs! laugh

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. What is your favourite book at the moment? 

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air is great for your wellbeing. Why not go for a walk, bike ride or a run with your family? Our PE page also has other ideas here.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify the parts of a fraction.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

Science: Today you are going to learn about the basic parts of a plant. Click here for the lesson.

 

English: This is linked to the Science lesson above. I would like you to plant some seeds and then start to create a diary to record how they change over the coming weeks. You can plant any type of seed or bulb. In the past, I have planted broad beans seeds at school.

 

Please note, if you are struggling to get hold of seeds, please let me know this week because I can help you. You don't need to plant the seeds straight away. You can begin by preparing the diary and completing the introductory pages. 

 

You may like to print one of these diary templates to fill in (one is more challenging than the other) or you could use them to help you create your own diary. Every week we will add to our diaries. You can refer to ‘What plants need to grow’ below to find out how to look after your seeds.

If you’re feeling brave, take a look at Jackson’s superb animation called ‘The Haunted House’ (make sure you have the sound on!) What a creative bunch you are!

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Wonderful Writing: you have been displaying motivation, attentiveness and perseverance whilst practising your joined handwriting. I’m so proud of you all!

Once upon a time: part 4

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Monday: 18.5.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend with your family. Did you manage to identify which trees the leaves came from that I found on my woodland walk? They were Sweet Chestnut, Oak and Holly trees!

 

I was delighted to hear that we were the winning class in last week’s Golden Ticket draw! Congratulations 😊 You know how I love books and reading so it’s makes me really happy to hear that so many of you are frequently reading at home. I’m excited to find out who has won the Wonka bar!

You are working incredibly hard and I love receiving photos of your work. I’ve also been impressed by the effort you’re putting into the TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands. Did you know that we were in 2nd place last week? You are superstars! If you’d like to find out the final scores and our top 3 Rock Stars click here.

 

I have uploaded the next instalment of ‘The Twits’ with Mrs Bankole. She is busy planning some other stories too so watch this space! I thought you might like to see Poppy’s picture of Mr Twit. Can you spot which food is hidden in his beard?!

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Parents, you are doing such a fantastic job. Thank you for all your support and hard work. I hope you're finding our school website useful. Please remember that I'm happy to answer any questions you have about our Year 2 learning. You may also find it helpful visiting Mrs Hobb’s SEND page here for advice and resources. On Friday 15th May, she added a story called ‘Albert and Social Distancing’ which may help the children understand the need for social distancing.

 

Have a brilliant day and I hope you enjoy today’s home learning. Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. Lots of fantastic eBooks can be found at Oxford Owl and myON if you are running low.

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air is great for your wellbeing. Why not go for a walk, bike ride or a run with your family? Our PE page also has other ideas here.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to relate halves and quarters to division. If you would like to show me your part-whole models and for an extra challenge, the related division equation, you could use the template below.

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

Geography/Science: We have been exploring different habitats around the world and so far we have found out about the oceans, savannah and rainforests. Today we are going on a journey to the coldest parts of the world…the polar regions. Where in the world might we find this type of habitat? Take a look at the parts labelled ‘ice’ and ‘tundra’ on the world map below. You can also visit the National Geographic Kids website here to find out lots of interesting information and even go on exciting virtual expeditions! I've found some eBooks that you could look at ‘Who grows up in the snow?’ and ‘Polar Animal Adaptations’. You may like to complete the Polar Regions Animal Sorting activity below.

English: Using your research from the Geography/Science activity, I would like you to create a fact file about one animal that lives in the polar regions. Remember that your sentences must contain a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. Try to use conjunctions and adjectives if you can. The fact file templates can be found below. The number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

Malakai was inspired by Jake's animation and decided to make his own. Well done, it's great! Click on the icon below to watch it...

Can you identify the leaves that I found on my woodland walk?

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Once upon a time: part 3

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Friday: 15.5.2020

It’s the end of another week and once again, I have been amazed by your fantastic home learning. You are doing a brilliant job and I’m so proud of each and every one of you. Keep motivated and trying your best. Remember, if you are finding something challenging, let me know and I can help you.

 

Did you see parts 2 and 3 of Mrs Bankole’s ‘Once upon a time’ with The Twits by Roald Dahl? Why not snuggle up and have a listen to the story!

 

In yesterday’s briefing we found out that Year 1 and Year 2 are in joint 1st place for the number of Golden Tickets received, with Year 3 only one ticket behind! You have until 10am today to send in the photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Good luck!

 

Enjoy today’s learning and have a wonderful weekend when it comes around. Miss Knott 😊

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

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Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember that there are lots of fantastic free eBooks can be found at Oxford Owl and myON if you are running low.

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air helps you to feel motivated, focussed and happy! You might also like to take a look at our PE page here

 

English: Using the book Cyril and Pat you will learn about answering questions using the text, inferring what characters might say to each other and explaining what words mean. Click here for the lesson.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning to follow a route around a map. You may also like to try the extra challenges below. The number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills. Can we get to the top spot again? I’m sure we can if we keep playing!

 

Music: Today you are going to learn about rhythm by clapping and using your body. Click here for the lesson.

Once upon a time: part 2

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Year 2, you have been completing some brilliant maths home learning. Well done everyone!

Jake has been learning how to create animations. He was inspired by 'Art Ninja' on CBBC! You might like to have a go yourself! Watch his amazing animation below...

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Thursday: 14.5.2020

Good morning Year 2! It's Thursday which means that it's the 'Clap for Carers' this evening. I know that lots of you have been joining in and really look forward to it every week. Our English and Art learning today are based upon this special event. 

 

I'm really looking forward to seeing your smiling faces later this morning! We will send a Groupcall message to your parents containing the ID and password so that you can join our Zoom video call. If you're feeling a little nervous, don't worry. You can just watch and listen to your classmates, you won't be forced to speak.

 

A new Secret Reader will be uploaded to the website today and remember to keep up to date with any Gade Valley news in our Gade Valley Daily Briefings. 

 

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you at 10am! smiley Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. The deadline is tomorrow at 10am. Lots of fantastic free eBooks can be found at Oxford Owl and myON if you are running low.

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air helps you to feel motivated, focussed and happy! You might also like to take a look at our PE page here

 

English/PSHE: Read along with the story 'The Paper Dolls' by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb here. Once you have finished, talk about the book...

Talk about the different dolls and the names for them. What might each of them be like?

- Can you spot the butterfly slide on every page?

- Talk about the boy cutting the dolls up. Why might another child do something like that?

- Talk about how the little girl might have felt at different points in the story.

- Share memories; what special things (toys, places, or people) do you remember or which nice things would you like to remember when you grow up?

- Do your parents have their own childhood memories when an adult taught them to make something special?

 

Art: Create your own Key Worker paper dolls and decorate your windows in preparation for tonight's 'Clap for Carers'. You may like to even give some to Key Workers that you know. You can use the templates below or, for an extra challenge, create your own using the tutorial here. I would love to see photos of your wonderful creations!

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning to identify how patterns have been created through rotation. You may also like to try the extra challenge below. Try to use a ruler to draw the shapes if you have one. For an extension, describe how the shape is rotating.

Wednesday: 13.5.2020

Good morning Year 2, how are you all today? I hope you are having a good week so far. I'm very proud of all your home learning. You are doing an amazing job so keep it up!smiley 

 

Did you see yesterday's briefing? You can watch it here. It was International Nurses Day as well as the 200th anniversary of the birth of a very well known nurse. Have you worked out who it was? Did you know the answers to our questions? Hopefully you've remembered what we learnt in the autumn term! Let me know what you think!

 

The latest Secret Reader is a tricky one! Can you work out who is reading the story? Click here to have a listen and then email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Good luck!

 

I've sent a message to your parents with details about our video call on Zoom. I'm really hoping to see all of your smiling faces on Thursday 14th May at 10am. On the day, your parents will also get a text before the meeting with a special code that you need to log in.  Mrs Bankole and Miss Heritage will be joining us too and I know that they are excited to see you as well. 

 

Have a brilliant day and enjoy your learning!

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. Lots of fantastic free eBooks can be found at Oxford Owl and myON if you are running low.

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air helps you to feel motivated, focussed and happy! You might also like to take a look at our PE page here

 

English: Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 6’. The number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

Top tips: Nouns are names of things or places. Click here for a fun animation to help you. 

Adverbs are words that describe a verb (an action or a doing word). Click here to find out more. 

Adjectives describe nouns (names of things or places). Click here for more information.

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to rotate shapes. You may also like to try these extra challenges below.

Geography/Science: We have been exploring different habitats around the world. So far we have explored the oceans and savannah. This week we are going to visit the rainforests! Where in the world might we find this type of habitat? Take a look at the world map below.

You can also visit the National Geographic Kids website here to find out lots of interesting information and even go on exciting virtual expeditions! I've found some eBooks that you may like to look at Who grows up in the rainforest?, or the more challenging texts Rainforest Food Chains and Rainforest Animal Adaptations. 

In addition, you could try sorting some of these animals that live in the rainforest into reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. 

Keeping active outdoors will help you to stay fit and it's also great fun!

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Exploring nature: lots of you have been hunting for leaves and minibeasts, as well as growing your own plants.

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Exploring nature: lots of you have been hunting for leaves and minibeasts, as well as growing your own plants.  2
Exploring nature: lots of you have been hunting for leaves and minibeasts, as well as growing your own plants.  3
Exploring nature: lots of you have been hunting for leaves and minibeasts, as well as growing your own plants.  4
Exploring nature: lots of you have been hunting for leaves and minibeasts, as well as growing your own plants.  5
Exploring nature: lots of you have been hunting for leaves and minibeasts, as well as growing your own plants.  6

Once upon a time: part 1

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Tuesday: 12.5.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you are all feeling motivated and eager to start today’s home learning. Mrs Bankole wanted to say hello and share a story with you so look out for some special videos popping up on our page! smiley

 

Remember to email me any questions you have for today’s briefing. Yesterday, Amy-Rose wanted to find out if the teachers are keeping safe and you can see Mr Barron’s response here.

 

Congratulations Year 2, you are now top of the TT Rock Stars leader board! Well done for managing to get back to the top! yes Today’s Secret Reader will be uploaded later this morning. Well done to Poppy, Cooper, Mason and Sienna who guessed that Mrs O’Beirne was last week's Secret Reader. It would be fantastic to see more Year 2 pupils emailing in their guesses to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I wonder if we can be the class with the highest amount of correct guesses later this week.

 

I’m excited to let you know that I’m currently organising a Year 2 video call on Thursday morning. Your parents will be receiving information about it today so please ask them to check their emails. We really miss you all and would love it if you could join us!  

 

Have a wonderful day and I hope you learn lots! Miss Knott laugh

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. Lots of fantastic free eBooks can be found at Oxford Owl and myON if you are running low.

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air helps you to feel motivated, focussed and happy! You might also like to take a look at our PE page here

 

English: Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 5’. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book. The number of stars on the sheet indicates the level of challenge so 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. 

Top tips: Statements tell the reader a fact or idea. Click here for an animation. 

Questions are sentences that ask something. Click here to find out more.

Exclamations show strong emotion. Click here for an animation. 

Commands are used when you are telling someone to do something. Click here for more information. 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to make predictions about rotation. You may also like to try these challenges, which include some extensions. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

Computing: Today you are going to learn about computer coding. Click here to find the videos and activities.

Monday: 11.5.2020

Hello Year 2! I hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend and that you enjoyed the VE Day celebrations on Friday. We will be collating some of your VE Day photos on our special page here so please email me a few photos if you would like to be included. Did you see the fantastic whole school bunting slideshow? It was lovely to see so many of your smiling faces and your bunting looked brilliant. Thank you for taking part! smiley

 

Do you have any questions for today’s Daily Briefing? Mr Barron is keen to answer them! If you do, email me at year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk and I’ll pass them on to him!

 

The Oompa Loompas have started to put together a display of the 5 word book reviews that you’ve been emailing in. I’m so pleased to see that we’ve had some super Year 2 entries. Check out the Golden Tickets page here and see if you can work out whereabouts in the school their new display is. On the page, you can also read some of the book reviews from children across the school. They might even inspire your next book choice!

 

Have a super day and I hope you enjoy today’s home learning. Miss Knott

 

Spelling/Handwriting: Here are your spellings to practise this week. Remember to choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo at the end of the week for the Golden Tickets competition. Lots of fantastic free eBooks can be found at Oxford Owl and myON if you are running low.

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can because fresh air helps you to feel motivated, focussed and happy! Have you tried any of the activities on these Fitness Circuit Cards that I’ve attached below? Our PE page also has other ideas here

English: Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 4’. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book. It was sent home but you can also find it here.

Top tips: subordinating conjunction is a word that joins two ideas in a sentence together. Watch this short animation to help youCompound words are when two words fit together to make a new word. Watch this short animation to help you.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to use the language of rotation. You may also like to try these challenges, which include some extensions. 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day to help develop your number skills.

 

Science: You are going to learn about the seasons, the weather associated with them and day length. Click here to find the videos and activities. Enjoy!

Getting creative in the kitchen!

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Here are some of your fantastic instructions. Look out for the imperative verbs and numbered lists!

Thursday: 7.5.2020

Good morning everyone! Another week of home learning complete and I couldn’t feel prouder of you all. The quality of the work you are producing is wonderful and I’m so impressed by your motivation and attentiveness. Remember to thank your parents for all they are doing to help and support you. They are doing a brilliant job and I think they all deserve a CHAMP certificate...I’m sure you’ll agree! Keep going Year 2 CHAMPs, you are all superstars!

 

It’s been fantastic seeing photos of your favourite books and hearing about your love of reading. You may be starting to run low on books or would just like to browse through some new ones. I would recommend looking at the Oxford Owl website which allows you to read a wide range of free eBooks which are organised according to the colour book band levels. You will need to ask your parents to help you because they will need to sign up but it is completely free. Another website which allows you to read free eBooks is myON  which offers thousands of fiction and non-fiction books. Your parents will not need to sign up to access books on this website. Happy reading!

 

Tomorrow I will not be setting any home learning as it’s the special VE day Bank Holiday. However, we have created a new page on our website here where you will find lots of fun activities to help you celebrate the day. For example, you might like to have a party at home and dress up in red, white and blue! I’d love to see photos of any special VE day activities that you take part in. You can also find the whole school slideshow here when it is released.

 

Remember to keep up to date with any Gade Valley news by watching our Daily Briefings here.

Have a great day and a wonderful bank holiday weekend.

Stay safe and keep positive. Miss Knott

 

PE: Get active outdoors if you can. Fresh air will help you in so many ways. Remember you could try out the Fitness Circuit Cards that I attached yesterday. Our PE page also has other ideas here. I’ll be creating a PE slideshow soon so why not send me a photo of your daily exercise!

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am tomorrow so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to write a character description about the White Elephant.

If you chose to use a different character yesterday, remember to use those ideas to help you today.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to give directions.

Once you’ve completed the lesson, you could hide an object at home and then give your parents and/or siblings directions to find it. For an extra challenge, use clockwise, anticlockwise, quarter turn, half a turn and three quarters of a turn. 

 

PSHE/Wellbeing: Create a gratitude jar. Find a clean jar and add a label. On slips of paper, write down different things that you are grateful for and things that make you happy. Pop them in your jar. If you feel a little sad, choose a slip of paper out of your jar to put a smile on your face.

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Picture 1 Remember, choose a few words to practise each day.
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Here are some of your favourite books that you've been reading at home. Are there any you would like to read?

Wednesday: 6.5.2020

Good morning everyone, I hope you are feeling happy and ready to start a new day of learning. Have you seen yesterday's briefing? It was a fun one to take part in! I've set a little quiz for you to try. The answers will be revealed in today's briefing which you can find here. In the briefing, Miss Layman mentioned her PE page which can be found here. She is uploading daily workouts for you to try and I know that she would love to hear how you're getting on with her challenges. 

 

Secret Reader number 5 has been added to the website here. You have until 11am to email your guess to secretreader@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. It would be fantastic if you joined in!

 

Please remember to send your celebratory VE day 75th Anniversary bunting photo to nursery@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by the end of today.

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Have a fantastic day and keep smiling! smiley

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. 

 

PE: The weather forecast is lovely for today so why not get outside for some fresh air? You could go for a walk, run or bike ride with your family. You could even create your own workout routine, dance or circuits track. I've found these Fitness Circuit Cards which I think you'll enjoy too! 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify and use expanded noun phrases.

If you would prefer, you can choose a character from one of your favourite books rather than the White Elephant. Keep your ideas to help you with tomorrow’s lesson.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to describe the position of an object.

If you’d like to, you could use objects around your home and describe their position. You might like to add labels displaying the position word that you are demonstrating. See my examples below!

Picture 1 My cheeky cat is inside the shopping bag.
Picture 2 My card from Year 2 is to the left of the vase.

Tuesday: 5.5.2020

Hi Year 2, well done for all of your excellent work yesterday. I’ve received lots of fantastic photos! It’s great to know that you are going for walks and getting lots of fresh air. I went on a bike ride yesterday and was delighted to see lots of baby animals! Earlier in the year, we learnt the names of many baby animals. Can you name some of the animals that I saw? I’ll leave the answers underneath the photos!

Picture 1 Baby ducks are called ducklings.
Picture 2 Baby sheep are called lambs.
Picture 3 Baby geese are called goslings.

These ducklings look different to those that we looked after at school because they are a different breed of duck. These ducklings are called Mallard ducks, whereas the ducklings at school were called Pekin ducks. This female duck was kept very busy looking after so many ducklings!

Can you hear the ducklings squeak and the geese in the background honk?!

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Did you see yesterday’s Gade Valley Briefing? Click here if you didn’t or if you would like to watch it again. If you have any questions you would like answered during the briefings, just email them to me at year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I’ll be leading the briefing today and I’ll see if I can persuade some other members of staff to join me! Look out for today’s Secret Reader which will go online later here.

Have a lovely day and I hope you enjoy today's activities.

 

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. 

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify the key features of a character description.

Please note that I have missed a lesson in which pages 9-16 of the book are read. You will probably want to listen from 6:00 – 14:00 of the video here so that you know what has happened in the story.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to compare and sort 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Geography/Science: Do you remember finding out more about the oceans last week? Well this week we are going to continue exploring habitats but instead we are going to visit the Savannah. Where in the world might we find this type of habitat? Visit the National Geographic Kids website here and learn more about the Savannah. Read the page to find out lots of interesting information. Please ask your parents or an older sibling to help you if you find this tricky. There are more exciting virtual expeditions! If you have any books at home that contain relevant information, please read those too. You could create a fact file about Savannah habitats, make a small book or a poster. I’ve attached some templates below which you might like to use. You will find some more facts here on the interactive Safari animal hot spots activity (you will need a Twinkl account to access this but I believe it's still free to parents at the moment). 

Monday: 4.5.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family. I spent time reading and going for walks. It was nice to see some sunshine again!

I thoroughly enjoyed putting together the art gallery of your work. Your artwork looks fantastic and I can see how you’ve been motivated and attentive. I hope you like seeing each other’s work. Why not congratulate your friends on pieces you’re particularly impressed with?

Huge congratulations for being the winning class in last week’s Golden Ticket draw! I’m so pleased to hear that so many of you are reading lots at home. I can’t wait to hear who has won the Wonka bar! There’s a couple of reading challenges for you to complete below so I hope you enjoy them.

I’m very proud of all the effort you put into last week’s Battle of the Bands. We were 2nd place again on the TT Rock Stars leader board for coins collected. However, we were not far behind the Giddy Galleys (Year 3) and I think we can get to the top of the leader board if we’re perseverant. Keep playing so that we regain the top spot! Go to the TT Rock Stars page here to see the final scores and our top 3 Rock Stars.

Have a brilliant day and I hope you enjoy today’s home learning. Miss Knott

 

History/Art: To celebrate the V.E.Day 75th anniversary coming up on Friday, all of the children at Gade Valley are being asked to make an A4 sized decorated bunting shape. You can decorate it however you wish (e.g. a Union Jack with 75 written in the middle). Once you’ve completed it, please take a photo of yourself holding it and send it to nursery@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk, by the end of Wednesday 6th May. You can find out more information about VE day and why we celebrate it in the document below. I have also attached a bunting template which you may like to use.

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

Reading: Remember to read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Have you joined in with the Oompa Loompa 5 word book review challenge? You can find out more here. Why not go on a book scavenger hunt using this tick sheet to help you? You get a point for each one, how many points can get?

You can always complete these activities tomorrow or later in the week if you run out of time today. Maybe you could take a photo to show me some of the books you find and how you get on!

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to make inferences.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to describe and create shape patterns.  You could try completing this activity or maybe you could get really creative and find some 2D shapes around your home and make a repeating pattern. Remember to take photos so I can see your work!

A message from the Year 2 team...

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PSHE and Wellbeing: It has been fantastic seeing all the kind things that you are doing for friends and family. I’m also very proud of how you’re sharing your gratitude to others like key workers and Colonel Tom Moore. Well done Year 2!

Here are some of your positive messages and colourful posters:

Friday: 1.5.2020

Good morning Year 2, can you believe it's May already? Thank you so much for all the photos you are sending me. I really enjoy seeing your work and I’m extremely proud of your efforts. You really are Gade Valley CHAMPs! Remember, you can send your photos to year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Please don’t feel you have to do this every day because I know you’re working hard.

I’ve started collating your photos to make special slideshows so that we can celebrate your home learning. I hope you liked looking at the PSHE photos above.

I have a few reminders for you today:

Secret Reader number 4 is now on the website here. You have until 11am today to email in your guess! This time I guessed it straight away!

Today is the deadline for emailing in your planner photos for the Golden Tickets competition. For more information please click here. Remember to add your name and class in the subject line of the email.

The results of the TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands competition will be released here today. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for us! Miss Steadman gave us a rundown of the current results in yesterday’s briefing. Click here if you haven’t already seen it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy today’s activities (especially the science!)

 

Reading: I’d love to see some of the books you’ve been reading at home. Why not send me a photo of your favourite book and I can share it with the rest of Year 2 on our page.

 

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Please see the photos to help you.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to write a set of instructions.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify 2D shapes on the surfaces of 3D shapes.

 

Science: Whilst we were at school, I know that lots of you were very much looking forward to making slime as part of our learning in science so today I would like to do just that! You are going to learn how a solid has a definite shape that stays the same unless a force is exerted upon it. When you have created your slime, I would like you to describe what happens when you squash, bend, twist and stretch it. If you do not have the ingredients, please don’t worry. You can still take part using play dough, salt dough or even ‘Blu Tack’! You can find out how to make edible slime here or the recipe which I’ve used at school here (please DO NOT eat this one!) I really hope you enjoy this activity but please ensure you ask your parent’s permission!

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Thursday: 30.4.2020

Morning everyone, have you seen the fantastic Gade Valley’s Got Talent video yet? You’ll love it! If you haven’t seen it, or even if you have and want to watch it again, click here. I was so impressed with your talents!

Another congratulations is in order because you won yesterday’s Battle of the Bands against Year 5. That’s 2/2 battles won! Today’s battle is against Year 6. Come on Year 2, you can do it! Let’s make it another win!

Have you visited our other Year 2 class page recently? I have added a video of you all that I recorded in the spring term. I hope it makes you smile! Click here to see it. Whilst you’re there, why not look back at some of the other things that we got up to at school. Enjoy!  

Remember to watch our Daily Briefings here. Did you hear about the new Oompa Loompa 5 word book review challenge? You can find out more here.

How are you getting on with your PSHE/Wellbeing kindness challenge? I’ve really enjoyed reading your lists and seeing what kind things you’ve been doing. I posted a card to one of my friend’s earlier in the week as I haven’t been able to see her for a long time. I also mentioned that I’d baked some cakes for my parents and left them on their doorstep. I don’t usually bake but I was quite pleased with them! I thought you might like to see a photo...

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Have a wonderful day and remember if you’d like to send photos of work you’re particularly proud of, email them to year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I'd love to see them! Miss Knott

 

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am tomorrow so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify and use adverbs.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to name and describe 3D shapes.

 

Art: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, we are going to investigate colour. I would like you to create a piece of work inspired by an artist called Andy Goldsworthy. 

Wednesday: 29.4.2020

Good morning Year 2! Thank you for all the fantastic work you've been doing so far this week. It's so lovely seeing your photos. Did you enjoy our message above? I hope so! We were at school yesterday so we wanted to say hello!

I have some exciting news...you won the Battle of the Bands against Year 4 yesterday! Congratulations! Today you'll be competing against Year 5. The competition begins at 10am and runs for one hour. I'm sure you can win again if you continue using your CHAMP skills.

Remember to watch yesterday's briefing here if you haven't already. Mrs Lant makes a special appearance with me. You have until 10am today to email your Secret Reader guesses. It took me a little longer to guess this one but I worked it out in the end! Watch the video here.

Do you remember me saying that I printed extra copies of your artwork for Highview Lodge as I was so impressed? Well yesterday, Miss Heritage put up a display of all your wonderful work. You may be able to see some of it if you walk past the school. It looks superb. Here are some photos of the displays:

Picture 1 Look out for this if you walk past the school!
Picture 2 There's so many positive messages.

Have a good day and enjoy today's learning.

 

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify the key features of instructions.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to recognise lines of symmetry with 2D shapes.

 

Science/Computing: Go for a walk and become a nature detective! I've checked the weather and it looks better in the morning than the afternoon! See how many different kinds of leaves, twigs and/or blossom you can identify. You can record your findings on the sheets below. Complete as many as you like! Use an iPad, Smartphone or camera to take photos of some of the leaves, twigs and/or blossom that you find during your nature hunt. With your parents support, see if you can upload, edit and enhance some of your photos.

Advanced warning: Tomorrow you'll be creating some artwork using items from nature. These could be from a local park or your garden. The lesson requires you to collect petals, leaves, sticks and other items to make a colourful picture. You may want to start looking today!

Tuesday: 28.4.2020

Hi Year 2, how are you today? I hope you are all happy and well. I was pleased to hear that lots of you enjoyed the learning from the Oak National Academy yesterday. You’ll be continuing with those lessons today.

The fantastic rainbows and posters that you’ve been putting in your windows inspired me to do some mindfulness colouring of my own, which I have displayed in my front window. Here is a photo of my poster. I hope you like it!

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I have a few reminders for you today. Firstly, between 10am and 11am today, we have a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition against Year 4. Good luck Year 2 CHAMPs!

The next Secret Reader video will be released at 10am today. You can find it here.

Look out for our Daily Briefing later today on this page. I’ll be making another appearance! Did you hear yesterday’s briefing? Well done for being one of the classes with the highest number of pupils emailing in amazing work. Also listen out for a special message to a couple of children from our class!

Have a good day and I hope you learn lots!

 

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. Please see photo below.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to find the meaning of words. Remember to use continuous cursive joined handwriting if you can.

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify right angles in shapes.

 

Geography/Science: Visit the National Geographic Kids website here and learn about how to save our oceans. Read the page to find out lots of interesting information. Please ask your parents or an older sibling to help you if you find this tricky. There are virtual expeditions which are great! For an extra challenge, you could create a poster sharing some of the facts you have found out or some tips on how to help save the ocean without even leaving your home.

Monday: 27.4.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family. I went on some walks and also did some gardening in the sunshine. I’d like to show you a photo of a lovely gift that I received from one of my friends. I have planted some sweet pea seeds so I’ll let you know when they start to grow!

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Congratulations to the lucky pupils that have won Wonka bars so far. Click on the Golden Tickets page here to see if you can find our Year 2 winners!

Last week we were in 2nd place on the TT Rock Stars leader board for coins collected and accuracy. Keep playing so that we regain the top spot! Congratulations to our Top 3 scorers Sandy Hopkins with 3046, Queen La Torre with 1597 and Beatrox Park with 1389. VV Kenney and Elvin Tyner achieved 100% accuracy so well done to you too. Look out for the special Battle of the Bands competitions this week. Our first one is tomorrow against Year 4 at 10am!

Have a great day and I hope you enjoy today’s home learning. Miss Knott

 

PE: Keep active by joining Joe Wicks for his online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at our PE page here for more ideas.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes, 5 days a week. Remember to record it in your planner and take a photo. Send the photo to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am on Friday so that you can enter our special draw. Good luck!

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes a day. Let’s get Year 2 back into 1st place on the leader board!

 

Spelling/handwriting: This week your spellings link to the words in the online English lesson referred to below. Choose a few each day to practise in your handwriting book. I have attached a photo below demonstrating how to write each word using precursive and continuous cursive handwriting. Try to join your letters if you can.

 

English: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to retrieve information from the story ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman. You can write in your A4 purple book that was sent home. You will notice that the online teacher mentions an LO (learning objective) which is the same as our WALT (we are learning to). Please remember to use the continuous cursive handwriting that I have taught you which loops the f, g, j and y. When we edit and improve our work at school, we use a ‘purple polisher’ pen which you could also do at home if you have a purple pencil or pen. I’d like to know how you find this lesson; I think you’ll enjoy it!

 

Maths: Using the online lesson here from the Oak National Academy, today we’ll be learning how to identify shapes by the number of sides and vertices. When you record your answers, you can use your A4 purple book that was sent home. Please let me know how you get on with the lesson.

 

PSHE/Wellbeing: Make a list of seven kind things you can do for someone else. This could be for people you live with (e.g. do the dishes one evening, tidy your room, read with your brother or sister) or people you don't get to see every day (send someone a compliment by email, draw a picture and send a photo of it to your grandparents, etc). Each day, do one of the seven kind things from your list. I’d love to hear how you spread some kindness!

Friday: 24.4.2020

Good morning Year 2! Thank you so much for your brilliant video message! I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and it made me smile from ear to ear! It looked like you had a great time recording it and you were so creative. I have shared your message with the other staff and they loved it too!

Did you see the Daily Briefing yesterday? Click here if you haven’t. Have you been cycling like Mr Barron? I have also been enjoying the outdoors on my bike. Remember to keep safe and wear your helmet if you go cycling.

It’s an exciting day as the second Secret Reader will be announced, as well as the Random Reader staff winner! As it’s Friday, the Golden Ticket winners will also be chosen. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a Year 2 winner! Best of luck to you all!

Have a wonderful weekend. Keep smiling and keep positive! Miss Knott

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. You could ask your parents to record you and then send it to a friend or member of your family that you haven’t seen for a while.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes. 

 

Spelling/handwriting: Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words again, beautiful, eye and people (please see photo below).

 

PE: Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and 

GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas.

 

History: Did you know that you are part of history and that children in the future will be learning about this period of time? Create a time capsule to reflect your time during lockdown. You could take photos/draw pictures of what you have been doing at home. Maybe you could write about some of the positive events, for example, Captain Tom Moore raising over £28 million for the NHS, clapping for carers every Thursday evening at 8pm, drawing rainbows to display in our windows and staying home and staying safe with our families. When you've collected everything, put it all into a box and hide the capsule away somewhere to find in the future. I’d love to see photos of anything that you create!

 

Maths: Complete questions 19 – 27 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning. 

For an extra challenge, you could complete the multi-step problems in questions 28, 30 and 31.

 

English: Complete the reading comprehension ‘Lunchbox: The story of your food’ in the 2018 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

For an extra challenge, you could complete the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 2 (Sea Spray Swimming Pool and The Fox and the Boastful Brave).

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Thursday: 23.4.2020

Hello Year 2! Thank you so much for all your amazing pictures for the residents at Highview Lodge. I have now printed them all out and they are ready to be delivered. You are going to make a lot of people very happy so you should feel really proud of yourselves. I have also printed out extra copies to make a display in our classroom window. I'll take a photo and post it on here when I have completed it!

A few reminders:

Have you seen my Gade Valley briefing? If not, you can find it here. Let me know if you manage to complete my Earth Day challenge!

Look out for the second Secret Reader video which will be online here at 10am this morning.

Tomorrow is the deadline for submitting your Gade Valley's Got Talent video, as well as voting for your favourite Random Reading staff photo. If you have read five times this week, remember to email a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk so that you can earn a Golden Ticket and hopefully win a delicious Wonka Bar!

Have a super day and enjoy today's learning.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. Can you identify any adjectives? Remember they are describing words. 

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes. 

 

Spelling/handwriting: Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words many, money, only and pretty (please see photo below).

 

PE: Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and 

GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas.

 

English/Art: Watch ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ here. Write a list of the imperative (bossy) verbs that are used at the beginning of each instruction e.g. Fill. See if you can also write down any adjectives (describing words) that you can find.

If you would like an extra challenge, write a set of instructions for how to wash another animal of your choice using imperative verbs and numbered steps. You could use some of the vocabulary that you identified earlier to help you. Remember to add some illustrations to your instructions!

 

Maths: Complete questions 10 – 18 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning. 

Top tip: For question 13, remember that the greedy crocodile likes to eat the largest number!

 

 

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Wednesday: 22.4.2020

Good morning everyone, how are you all? I hope you are well and having a great week so far. Thank you so much for all the pictures you have created for the residents at Highview Lodge. They are so colourful and cheerful. The residents will be really delighted when they see them! Remember you have until 2pm today to email me your drawing if you haven’t already done so.

Have you seen Mr Barron’s daily briefings this week? You can find them here. Tune in today to see me presenting the briefing. I will be announcing the Secret Reader, as well as mentioning other Gade Valley news.

Please visit the Random Reading page here to see our fantastic entries from across the school. They will definitely make you smile! It’s now your chance to vote for your favourite staff Random Reading photo. You will find more details on the page. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day and keep smiling.

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. Remember to aim for 5 times a week so that you can enter our Golden Tickets competition.

 

TT Rock Stars and NumBots: Play these online maths games for approximately 20 minutes. 

 

Spelling/handwriting: Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words any, busy, every and everybody (please see photo below).

 

PE: Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and 

GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas.

 

Maths: Complete questions 1 – 9 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics Paper 2 Reasoning.  

Please note, questions 1 - 5 are aural questions which will need to be read aloud to the children. These questions were sent home but can also be found here on page 5.

 

DT/Science: Make a healthy meal for your family. Consider how you can include the different food groups, for example carbohydrates, proteins and vegetables. Do you remember why each food group is important? I have attached a poster below that can help you.  You can choose you own healthy meal, however if you would like to make soup and croutons, I have found a tutorial here. It’s very chatty and also discusses how to prepare food safely but you will need parent supervision.

 

English: Write a recipe explaining how to make your healthy meal. You can use the template below if you like. Remember to include imperative (bossy) verbs and a numbered list.

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Tuesday: 21.4.2020

Good morning Year 2! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities. It was lovely to see some of the posters that you created to say thank you to the Key Workers. I’m sure it will make them feel happy when they see them.

We have some new pages on our website which I would like you to explore today.

Visit the Gade Valley Daily Briefing for a daily video updating you on all the latest Gade Valley news. It will be uploaded between 4pm and 5pm every weekday.

Take a look at Gade Valley's Got Talent page! Have you been learning a new skill during your time at home that you would like to share? Click on the link to find out more about this exciting new challenge!

Do you miss our Once Upon a Time sessions at the end of the school day? Well now you can listen to one of the teachers reading to you! Their identity will be hidden so that you can try to guess who the Secret Reader is.

A huge well done to all of you that entered our competitions over the holiday! You can find out the winners to the Random Reading competition and the Science Competition on these pages.

Have a great day and I hope you enjoy today’s learning.

 

Art: There is a local residential care home called Highview Lodge who need your help. Due to Covid-19, many of the residents are feeling isolated and lonely as they are not allowed to receive visitors. Please draw a bright, cheerful picture which can be displayed in their home. Draw something you think will put a smile on their faces, for example rainbows, flowers, positive messages, etc. Year 6 are currently writing them letters to help too. Please take a photo of your artwork or scan it in and then email it to me at year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 2pm on Wednesday 22nd April. I will then print your pictures and deliver them to Highview Lodge. You can make such a difference!

 

English: Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 3’. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

Top tips: When answering Section A, remember that command sentences are used when you are telling someone to do something. Click here for a video to explain this further.

Exclamation sentences show intense feelings like surprise or say something with force. Click here to find out more.

For Section D, remember that we ‘change the y to an i’ before adding the suffix!

 

Maths: How many different 3D shapes can you find in the cupboards? You can find a poster below to help you identify them. Can you describe how many faces, edges and vertices they have?

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. Remember to aim for 5 times a week so that you can enter our Golden Tickets competition.

 

TT Rock Stars: Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

 

NumBots: Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

 

PE: Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic kids yoga here and 

GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas.

 

Spelling/handwriting: Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words sugar, sure, whole and who (please see photo below).

 

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Monday: 20.4.2020

Welcome back! I hope you had a cracking Easter break! I hope you have enjoyed the time with your family and had lots of fun together. If you haven't seen our staff message yet, take a look here!

Have you heard about the fantastic achievement of Captain Tom Moore? He is a 99-year-old former British soldier who set himself the challenge of walking 100 laps around his 25-metre garden before he reached his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS. He wanted to raise £1000 and has currently raised a staggering £26 million! What a CHAMP! If you would like to send him a card for his 100th birthday and to congratulate him on his amazing achievement, click here to find out how. I've made a donation and I'm currently making him a card!

Here are your activities for today. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine!

 

Reading: Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. Remember to aim for 5 times a week so that you can enter our Golden Tickets competition. Click here to find out who our lucky Year 2 winners were before the holiday!

 

TT Rock Stars: Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

 

NumBots: Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

 

Spelling/handwriting: Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words told, could, should and would (please see photo below).

 

PE: Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and 

GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas and watch Miss Layman's message.

 

English: Complete the reading comprehension ‘Little Cousin Clare’ in the 2018 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

For an extra challenge, you could complete the 2018 KS1 English Reading Paper 2 (Games from around the World, Cobweb Morning and A New Home).

 

Maths: Complete questions 17 – 25 in the 2018 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: For question 23, use ‘Missing number in the middle? Do a subtraction and solve the riddle’. For longer addition and subtraction, remember to use column addition and subtraction to help you. 

Click here for video about column addition and click here for video about column subtraction.

 

PSHE: Take a look at our new wellbeing section on the school website here. Complete the 'Thank you' activity by making a poster to thank your postman/postwoman and any delivery drivers that bring food and other items to your house. Display it outside your front door where they'll see it.

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A huge thank you!

Dear Year 2 children and parents,

Thank you so much for the amazing video of you telling jokes. It was such a lovely surprise! They were hilarious and made me laugh lots! I really appreciate your kind thoughts. It really made my day seeing your smiling faces again!

Have a wonderful Easter break.

Miss Knott

Friday: 3.4.2020

Good morning Year 2! Well done for completing another week of home learning. It has been fantastic to see how hard you are working and how much effort you are putting into tasks. I’m an extremely proud teacher! You really are Gade Valley CHAMPS! Please remember to thank for parents for all the help they are giving you.

A huge congratulations for winning this week's Battle of the Bands against Year 3! You are also top of the whole school leader board for amount of correct answers and accuracy for the second week running! What an achievement! To find out our top scorers, please visit the TT Rock Stars page here.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter break. There are some fun competitions you can take part in over the holidays. Remember to keep reading so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition (more information here). There's also a special Easter edition of Random Reading (click here to find out more). I'm looking forward to seeing your entries! Finally, there's an exciting science competition that you can enter - check the Science page to find out more.

Keep safe and have fun!

Miss Knott

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words cold, gold, hold and old (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas.

English/Art:

Draw with Rob Biddulph (bestselling and multi award-winning author/illustrator). Click here for his website. Choose a character and then write some descriptive sentences about them. Remember to include capital letters, full stops and expanded noun phrases. For an extra challenge, add a conjunction to the sentence and/or similes. For example, Gregosaurus has enormous, white eyes that are round like footballs.

Maths:

Complete questions 9-16 in the 2018 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

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Thursday: 2.4.2020

Hello everyone, Happy Thursday!

The Battle of the Bands competition against Year 3 finishes at 7pm this evening. At the moment we are in the lead so keep going! Also remember to enter the Golden Tickets competition. More information about it can be found here

At 10am today you can watch the Big Cats through live streaming from Paradise Wildlife Park. Click here to go to the page. You will need to parents to help you with this. 

I know how much you all enjoyed learning about sharks earlier this year so I'm sure you will enjoy watching Shark Bites with Steve Backshall. There are videos about the Whale Shark, Great White Shark and many more! Click here.

Good luck with TT Rock Stars and the Golden Tickets competition. I hope you enjoy your learning for today!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words most, door, floor and poor (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here , Cosmic Kids yoga here and/or GoNoodle here

Maths/PE:

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s whilst doing different types of jumps like star jumps, tuck jumps and pencil jumps.

English/History:

Interview a grandparent or elderly relative over the telephone or via video call to find out the answers to these questions. Write down these questions in your large purple. For an extra challenge, create your own questions.

 

1) What was your favourite toy when you were my age?

2) What kind of meals did your parents cook for you?

3) What was a school day like for you when you were my age?

 

Art:

Decorate stones and leave them for other children to see when they go out for walks with their family. Maybe you could include some positive messages like ‘Keep smiling’ or 'Be kind'. 

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Wednesday: 1.4.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you’re having a great week so far. I'm so proud of you for working so hard on the tasks. Thank you for all of your emails. It's lovely seeing examples of your excellent work!

Please try to collect a couple of large stones today in preparation for tomorrow's Art activity. We will be decorating them so light coloured stones are ideal. Thank you!

I'm excited to let you know that a number of zoos are offering virtual visits so that you can meet lots of the animals that live there. You can visit Chester Zoo click here and Edinburgh Zoo click here. Also, Paradise Wildlife Park have a big cat live stream on Thursday and Saturday this week which you can find here.  

Have a good day!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day. Remember that our Battle of the Bands challenge against Year 3 finishes tomorrow at 7pm so keep earning coins! At the moment we are in the lead so keep going!

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words move, prove, both and clothes (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 , Cosmic Kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and/or GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

English:

Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 2’. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

Top tips: A subordinating conjunction is a word that joins two ideas in a sentence together. Watch this short animation to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

Compound words are when two words fit together to make a new word. Watch this short animation to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcgv39q/articles/z38t6fr

Expanded noun phrases tell you more about the noun. Watch this short animation to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

Maths:

Complete questions 1-8 in the 2018 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

 

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Tuesday: 31.3.2020

Hello Year 2! I hope you found lots of different bugs on your bug hunt yesterday and that you enjoyed the new online maths game, NumBots.

Have a good day!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words wild, Mr, Mrs and improve (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 , Cosmic Kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and/or GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

English/PSHE:

Interview a friend or family member that does not live with you. Write down these questions in your large purple book and telephone or video call someone to find out the answers. For an extra challenge, create your own questions.

 

1) What have you been doing at home today?

2) How have you been communicating with your friends?

3) Are you going to start some new hobbies during this time?

 

Maths:

Complete the ‘Spring 2 Maths Activity Mat 2. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

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Monday: 30.3.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family and that you are all okay.

The ‘Battle of the Bands’ against The Giddy Galleys (Year 3) will begin at 9am today until 7pm on Thursday evening. Please keep playing TT Rock Stars so that we can remain top of the whole school leader board and win the competition! Good luck!

You can now also play an online game called NumBots. By playing this little and often you will significantly improve your recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. Go to https://play.numbots.com/#/intro and use your TT Rock Stars login.

There are two different types of games:

Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.

Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.

I hope you enjoy today’s activities!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. The Golden Tickets competition is back this week! Please see the ‘Golden Tickets’ section under Home Learning.  

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day. Remember that you can select a player from your class that you would like to challenge using Rockslam. You do not need to be logged in at the same time to play against each other. You should find a challenge awaiting you from Roxy Nicks (me!)

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day. You can win coins to spend in an online shop to build a robot!

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words child, find, kind and mind (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 , Cosmic Kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and/or GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/ (Year 2’s favourites are Believer and I’m still standing!)

English:

Complete the reading comprehension ‘World of Water!’ in the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

Maths/Science:

Go for a walk and see how many different bugs you can find. Keep a running total using a tally. Remember to use a diagonal line through the four lines to represent five. You can record your findings on the sheet below.

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Congratulations Tapping Twos!

You are top of the 'Battle of the Bands' leaderboard for both coins collected and accuracy. This week you collected an amazing 132,238 coins! A special mention to Sky Handy (who collected 21,275 coins), Fred Beringer (who collected 18,784 coins) and Jyro Jagger (who collected 18,590 coins). Well done to all of you!

Friday: 27.3.2020

Good morning everyone!

Advance notice: Next week a battle has been set between The Giddy Galleys (Year 3) and The Tapping Twos (us!) The ‘Battle of the Bands’ will commence at 9am on Monday morning until 7pm on Thursday evening. Let’s make sure we win!

Here are today’s activities. Enjoy!

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or join in with some yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Reading:

Read your school reading book or another book from home for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words after, father, water and behind (please see photo below).

English/Computing:

Write me a brief email to let me know which activities you have particularly enjoyed this week. This will help you practise your typing skills, as well as your spelling and use of punctuation, and will help me to plan your activities for next week.

TT Rock Stars:

Challenge: Can you earn 1000 coins?

Maths:

Complete questions 17-25 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: Question 19 and 20: You could draw Base 10 or you could try column subtraction. Please watch this video to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GazztzsIuY

Question 23: Think ‘Missing number at the beginning? Do the inverse and you’re winning!’

Question 24: Group the 12 into three groups and then count how many in one of the groups.

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Thursday: 26.3.2020

Dear Year 2, I hope you are all well and that you’re enjoying your home learning. It has been lovely seeing photos of some of the work that you’re proud of. Thank you for sharing them with me! Have a great day.

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or if you fancy trying something different, you could do some yoga especially designed for children. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

TT Rock Stars:

Join your classmates on TTR at 10am so that you can challenge each other. Look out for new artist, Roxy Nicks!

Reading:

Read a book for at least 10 minutes with an adult. You could telephone or video call a member of your family to read a story to them.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words steak, even, parents and children (please see photo below).

English:

Complete the reading comprehension ‘I’m riding on a giant!’ in the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

Maths:

Complete questions 9-16 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: Questions 10 and 13: You could draw Base 10 to help you or you could try column addition. Please watch this video to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL9qX57BzsA

Question 16: Draw arrays to help you.

Music:

Take part in the Great British Home Chorus with Gareth Malone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFgYqP2wUQU. If you really enjoy it, there are a couple of other sessions available. If you'd like to, you can sing with your family every evening from 5:30pm.

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Wednesday: 25.3.2020

Hello Year 2! I hope you are having a good week so far. Here are some activities for today:

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Science/Topic (Paws, Claws and Whiskers):

Join Steve Backshall, wildlife expert and presenter of Deadly 60, live on his YouTube channel at 9:30am where he will be leading a wildlife chat https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A/

Reading:

Read your school reading book or another book from home for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words path, plant, break and great (please see photo below).

English:

Complete the reading comprehension ‘There’s an octopus under my bed!’ in the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

Maths:

Complete questions 1-8 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: Remember the different strategies that you can use to help you, e.g. putting a number in your head and then counting on using your fingers or drawing Base 10.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes.

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Tuesday: 24.3.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities. Thank you to those of you that sent me photos of your rainbows, they looked fantastic! I hope you have a good day today.

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Reading:

Read your school reading book or another book from home for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words half, last, pass and past (please see photo below).

English:

Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 1’ (copy sent home). You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

Top tips: Remember, statements are sentences, which tell you a fact, opinion or idea. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. 

Maths and DT:

Practise reading scales whilst you make a treat for a family member or friend. There are lots of simple ideas on BBC Good Food, e.g. Rice Krispie Cakes https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-rice-krispie-cakes You might like to leave some on the doorstep of the family member or friend that you wrote a letter to yesterday as a nice surprise. If you are unable to bake, do not worry. Maybe you could practise using scales to measure other items around the house.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes.

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Monday: 23.3.2020

Dear Year 2, I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family and that you are all well.

Here are some activities that I’d like you to try today. If you have any questions, you can email me on year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

Have a good day and remember to be kind to your parents!

 

Reading:

Read your school reading book for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your new handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words ‘bath’, ‘class’, ‘fast’ and ‘grass’. The photo below shows you an example of precursive (not joined) and continuous cursive (joined) handwriting. Try to join but if you are struggling, use precursive handwriting.

English:

Write a letter to someone to put a smile on their face. You could use some paper from your purple book if you don’t have any at home. Please don’t deliver it yet (more information tomorrow!)

Maths:

Complete the ‘Spring 2 Maths Activity Mat 1. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book that was sent home.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes.

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Art:

‘I spy a rainbow’. Create a picture of a rainbow and display it in your front window. When you next go for a walk with your family, see how many rainbows you can spot in people’s windows.

 

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