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Friday 5th March 2021

 

* Look out for Mr Barron's new briefing this morning? Click here to watch it!

* You have until 10am this morning to email in your planner photo for the Golden Tickets competition. 

* Will we remain at the top of the TT Rock Stars leader board? Keep playing to help our team!

* A huge well done for all your hard work and effort with home learning. I am so proud of you all and I can't wait to see you next week! Have a wonderful Feel Good Friday! smiley

Today is Feel Good Friday!

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Thursday 4th March 2021

 

* Have you watched Mr Barron's briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Have you entered the Secret Reader competition yet? The deadline is at 10am this morning. Click here to listen. Good luck!

* Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am tomorrow morning.

* Keep playing TT Rock Stars. I wonder if we can remain in the top spot on the leader board!

* Have a wonderful World Book Day! smiley

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021

 

* Have you watched Mr Barron's briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Have you entered the Secret Reader competition yet? Click here to listen!

* Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning.

* Can we remain in the top spot on the TT Rock Stars leader board? I'm sure you will try your best!

Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p68 and p69 ‘Stories'. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the common exception words ending in ‘y’.

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In English, we are learning to write a riddle.

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In Maths, we are learning to compare and order length, mass and volume.

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Remember to check your work using the answers in your CGP book.

In RE, we are learning about the Easter Story.

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Daily Tasks

TT Rock Stars - 15 minutes.

Spelling Frame - 15 minutes. Please practise the Year 2 rule 30 (common exception words). You may also like to practise any of the Year 1 spelling rules which you haven't completed yet. 

Reading with an adult - 15 minutes. Please use any books from home. You can also access free eBooks on the Oxford Owl website

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's briefing yet? Click here to watch it!

* Look out for the new Secret Reader this morning. Click here to listen! 

* Remember to keep reading so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p66 and p67 ‘What happens next?' Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write common exception words ending in a ‘y’.

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In English, we are learning to plan a riddle

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In Maths, we are learning to use the right tools to measure.

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Remember to check your answers using your CGP book!

Science - Microhabitats

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Daily Tasks

TT Rock Stars - 15 minutes.

Spelling Frame - 15 minutes. Please practise the Year 2 rule 30 (common exception words). You may also like to practise any of the Year 1 spelling rules which you haven't completed yet. 

Reading with an adult - 15 minutes. Please use any books from home. You can also access free eBooks on the Oxford Owl website

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Monday 1st March 2021

 

* Huge congratulations for remaining at the top of the TT Rock Stars leader board! What an achievement! I'm so proud of you! Also, a special well done to Beki Lightspeed for being our top scorer!

* Well done to Bella for winning a delicious Wonka Bar! Remember to keep reading five times a week so that you are in with a chance of winning one too!

* Look out for Mr Barron's new briefing this morning. Click here to watch it!

Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p64 and p65 ‘Making Assumptions'. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are writing some of the common exception words ending in ‘y’.

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In English, we are learning to read and solve riddles.

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In Maths, we are learning to estimate length, height, mass, volume and temperature using the correct units.

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Remember to check your work using the answers in the CGP book!

In PSHE, we are learning to explore what we need to keep our bodies healthy.

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole.

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Friday 26th February 2021

 

* Take a look at Mr Barron's new briefing? Click here to watch it! 

* Remember that you have until 10am this morning to send in your planner photos showing that you have read 5 times this week. 

* Well done for all your hard work and perseverance this week. yes I can't wait to welcome you back to school on Monday 8th March!

A goodbye message from Mrs Watson.

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Feel Good Friday!

It's back! Following lots of positive feedback from our last 'Feel Good Friday', we have decided to do it again! We are so proud of how you have displayed all the Gade Valley CHAMP qualities throughout your time at home. As a thank you and a recognition of your hard work, we hope you enjoy these fun activities. Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Feel Good Friday’ next week!

Optional Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p62 and p63 ‘Thinking About Words'. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

Optional Handwriting and Phonics: today we are continuing to learn how to write words containing the ‘a’ making ‘ar’ sound.

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Once Upon a Time with Mrs Cooke.

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Thursday 25th February 2021

 

* Have you watched Mr Barron's briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Have you entered the Secret Reader competition yet? The deadline is at 10am this morning. Click here to listen. Good luck!

* Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning.

* Keep playing TT Rock Stars. I wonder if we can remain in the top spot on the leader board?

Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p60 and p61 ‘Putting things in order'. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing ‘a’ making the ‘ar’ sound.

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In English, we are learning to write sentences in the past tense.

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In Maths, we are learning to check answers.

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Remember to check your work using the answers in your CGP book!

In Music, we are learning to move in time with the rhythm of a song.

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Daily Tasks

TT Rock Stars - 15 minutes.

Spelling Frame - 15 minutes. Please practise the Year 2 rule 4 about the 's' sound spelt with the letter 'c'. You may also like to practise any of the Year 1 spelling rules which you haven't completed yet. 

Reading with an adult - 15 minutes. Please use any books from home. You can also access free eBooks on the Oxford Owl website

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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The final chapter!

Wednesday 24th February 2021

 

* Have you watched Mr Barron's briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Have you entered the Secret Reader competition yet? Click here to listen!

* Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning.

* Can we remain in the top spot on the TT Rock Stars leader board? I'm sure you will try your best!

Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p58 and p59 ‘Explaining Why'. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing ‘a’ making the ‘ar’ sound.

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In English, we are learning to change the present tense to past tense.

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In Maths, we are learning to solve number problems.

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Remember to check your answers using your CGP book!

In RE, we are learning about Easter.

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

 

* Have you watched Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Look out for the new Secret Reader this morning! Click here listen!

* Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning. I was so proud of you for earning the most Golden Tickets during half term! Well done!

* Can we remain in the top spot on the TT Rock Stars leader board? I'm sure you will try your best!

Reading Comprehension

Using your purple CGP English book, I would like you to complete p56 and p57 ‘Finding Information - Non-Fiction'. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘soft c’.

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In English, we are learning to identify different tenses.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of your CGP book!

In Maths, we are learning to find and estimate numbers on a number line.

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Remember to check your answers using the back of your CGP book!

Science - Minibeasts

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Monday 22nd February 2021

 

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful half term and that you had lots of fun! smiley

 

* I'm looking forward to seeing you during our weekly Zoom call this morning at 11:30am! 

* Look out for Mr Barron's new briefing this morning. Click here to watch it!

* Have you taken part in Mr Barron's walking challenge over half term? Remember to let me know how you got on!

* Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning. Let's see if we can have the highest number of Golden Tickets. You were very close last time!

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP English book, I would like you to complete p54 and p55 ‘A Nature Walk’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘soft c’.

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In English, we are learning to spell the soft c sound.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of your CGP book.

In Maths, we are learning to read and write numbers in numerals and words.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of your CGP book!

In PSHE, we are learning about how happy thoughts can make us feel better.

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Have a wonderful half term break! I'm so proud of you all for working so hard. You certainly are Gade Valley CHAMPs! smiley 

Friday 12th February 2021

 

* Keep an eye out for Mr Barron's briefing this morning. Click here to watch it!

* You have until 10am this morning to email in your planner photos showing that you have read five times this week. Let's see if we can have the highest number of Golden Tickets. Good luck! smiley

* Keep playing TT Rock Stars and hopefully we can remain in the top spot on the leader board today!

Here is Mrs Watson's Challenge of the Week! Email your answers to d.watson@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Monday evening. Good luck!

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Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p32 and p33 ‘The monkeys and the crocodile’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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It’s time to make pancakes! In English, we are learning to follow a recipe and in Maths, we are learning to measure ingredients.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

In RE, we are learning about Hajj.

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Daily Tasks

TT Rock Stars - 15 minutes.

Spelling Frame - 15 minutes. Please ensure that you have practised Year 2 rules 25 and 26 (apostrophes). You may then practise any of the Year 1 spelling rules of your choice. 

Reading with an adult - 15 minutes. Please use any books from home. You can also access free eBooks on the Oxford Owl website

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Thursday 11th February 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? I hope you will join in with the challenge! Click here to watch it!

* Have you seen the latest Secret Reader yet? Click here to watch and guess the reader! You have until 10am this morning to enter. 

Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning. Let's see if we can have the highest number of Golden Tickets. You were very close last week!

* Keep playing TT Rock Stars and hopefully we can remain in the top spot on the leader board!

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p30 and p31 ‘The Selfish Giant’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are continuing to learn how to write a recipe. Today we are focussing on the method.

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In Maths, we are learning to recall some of the multiplication and division facts.

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DT

In DT, we are learning to design pancake toppings in preparation for making pancakes tomorrow. You can use the template below, or you can draw your designs on a plain piece of paper. Remember to write down the ingredients you will need for each topping! There is also an extension challenge which you may like to complete. Happy designing!

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Wednesday 10th February 2021

 

* Keep an eye out for Mr Barron's new briefing today. Click here to watch it!

* Have you seen the latest Secret Reader yet? Click here to watch and guess the reader!

Remember to read five times this week and then email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning. Let's see if we can have the highest number of Golden Tickets. You were very close last week!

* Keep playing TT Rock Stars and hopefully we can remain in the top spot on the leader board!

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p28 and p29 ‘Slippers at school’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to write a recipe. Today we are focussing on writing the title, ingredients and equipment.

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In Maths, we are learning to find double and half of an amount.

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Remember to check your work when you have finished using the answers at the back of the CGP book!

Science - Animal Habitats

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Tuesday 9th February 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* There's a new Secret Reader today. Click here to watch and guess the reader!

Remember to email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning to show that you have read 5 times this week. The email address is golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk.

* On Friday 12th February, we will be making pancakes so you will need plain flour, milk, eggs and your favourite toppings! 

Safer Internet Day

Today at 11:00am, I would like you to watch the BBC Live Lesson about E-Safety. The link to the BBC Live lesson is here, however you can also watch it on CBBC. It is for 25 minutes. I have attached an activity sheet which you can use alongside the lesson. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p26 and p27 ‘Animals’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to write an invitation.

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In Maths, we are learning to solve division problems.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book!

Daily Tasks

TT Rock Stars - 15 minutes.

Spelling Frame - 15 minutes. Please ensure that you have practised Year 2 rules 25 and 26 (apostrophes). You may then practise any of the Year 1 spelling rules of your choice. 

Reading with an adult - 15 minutes. Please use any books from home. You can also access free eBooks on the Oxford Owl website

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Monday 8th February 2021

 

* I'm looking forward to seeing you during our weekly Zoom call this morning at 11:30am!

* Huge congratulations for climbing to the top of the TT Rock Stars leader board last week! What an achievement!

* Look out for Mr Barron's new briefing this morning. Click here to watch it!

* There's still time to enter Mrs Watson's Maths challenge of the week. You can find the video below. 

* Please remember, that we will be making pancakes on Friday 12th February so you will need plain flour, milk, eggs and your favourite toppings! 

Mrs Watson's Challenge of the Week! Email your answers to d.watson@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Monday evening. Good luck!

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Reading Comprehension

Today I would like you to complete the reading comprehension 'Pancake Day'. There are 3 challenges to choose from. 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. The answers are also included so that you can check your work afterwards. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to answer questions about a story.

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In Maths, we are learning to solve multiplication problems.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book.

Art

Today is our final 'Commotion in the Ocean' themed Art lesson. So far, you have learned how to draw a whale, turtle and dolphin (click to revisit each video). Today, you can choose to learn how to draw either a puffer fish or an octopus. If you are feeling really motivated, you could learn how to draw both!

For an extension, you may like to then create your own ocean scene containing the animals that you have learned how to draw. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

Draw With Rob: Puffer Fish

Draw With Rob: Octopus

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Friday 5th February 2021

 

* Keep an eye out for Mr Barron's briefing this morning. I wonder how many of you have been awarded a Golden Ticket for reading 5 times this week? Unfortunately only 8 children in our class earned one last week. Remember that you have until 10am to send in your planner photo if you haven't already! It would be fantastic to have another Year 2 Wonka Bar winner! Go Year 2! smiley

* Have you been playing TT Rock Stars every day? Remember to try and play for 15 minutes each day. We were in 3rd place on the leader board last week! Can we continue to climb up the leader board this week? You can do it! yes

* There is another challenge from Mrs Watson which you may like to try. You can find out more information in the video. Well done to Kuba, Archie, Anabelle, Harley, Emmie, Yasmin, Autumn and Harry for completing last week's challenge.

* Next week, we will be focusing on Pancake Day. Therefore, on Friday 12th February you will need plain flour, milk, eggs and your favourite toppings! 

Optional English activity

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Thursday 4th February 2021

 

* Have you see the latest Secret Reader? Click here to go to the page. The deadline is 10am this morning. 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

Remember to email in your planner photo by 10am tomorrow morning to show that you have read 5 times this week. The email address is golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Good luck!

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p24 and p25 ‘Flat Stanley’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are writing some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English today, we are learning to rewrite the end part of a story.

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In Maths today, we are learning to understand that division is the opposite of multiplication.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book!

PSHE

As part of Wellbeing Week, I would like you to complete the 'This is me!' activity below. You may also like to complete the 'Daily acts of kindness' challenge over the next week or so. Remember that you are all amazing and that I am very proud of you all! smiley

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Wednesday 3rd February 2021

 

* Have you see the latest Secret Reader? Click here to go to the page.

* Did you watch Mr Barron's briefing on Monday? Click here to watch it!

Remember to email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning to show that you have read 5 times this week. The email address is golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. I hope that we'll have another Year 2 Wonka Bar winner! smiley

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p22 and p23 ‘Habitats’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to add the ‘er’, ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ suffixes to words ending in ‘e’.

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In English, we are learning to rewrite the middle part of a story.

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In Maths, we are learning to use the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

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Remember to check your answers using the back of the CGP book!

In RE, we are continuing to learn about what Muslims celebrate.

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021

 

* It was great to see so many of you during our Zoom call yesterday! I hope you enjoyed playing Mr Barron's fun games! smiley 

* Remember to look out for the new Secret Reader at 10am. Click here to go to the page.

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

Remember to email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning to show that you have read 5 times this week. The email address is golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Can another member of the class win a Wonka Bar on Friday? I hope so!

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p20 and p21 ‘Sports’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to add the ‘y’ and ‘ing’ suffixes to words that end in ‘e’.

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In English, we are learning to rewrite the beginning part of a story.

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In Maths, we are learning to count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book!

Science - Food Chains

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Monday 1st February 2021

 

* It's our class Zoom call at 11:30am this morning. I look forward to seeing you then!

* Remember to email in your planner photo by 10am on Friday morning to show that you have read 5 times this week! The email address is golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk. Congratulations to Ben for winning a Wonka Bar on Friday! smiley

Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to look out for the new Secret Reader. Click here to listen to the story and to find out how to email in your guess!

Mrs Watson's Challenge of the Week! Email your answers to d.watson@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Monday evening. Good Luck!

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Reading Comprehension

Today I would like you to complete the reading comprehension 'The year of the Ox'. There are 3 challenges to choose from. 1 star is challenge 1, 2 stars is challenge 2 and 3 stars is challenge 3. The answers are also included so that you can check your work afterwards. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are adding the ‘er’ and ‘est’ suffix to words ending in ‘e’.

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In English, we are learning to act out a story.

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In Maths, we are learning to write Chinese numbers.

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DT

In DT, I would like you to make your own Chinese paper lantern. You can watch the video below to find out how to create one. Remember, you can decorate it before cutting! You may also like to use the PDF instructions and template below if you wish. Enjoy!

How To Make A Chinese Paper Lantern

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Friday 29th January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Have you watched this week's Secret Reader? Click here to listen to the story and to find out how to email in your guess!

* Remember to email in your planner photo by 10am this morning to show that you have read 5 times this week! The email address is golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk.

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p18 and p19 ‘On the farm’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings).

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In English, we are learning to join sentences using conjunctions (joining words).

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book.

In Maths, we are learning to solve sums with money.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book.

PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Thursday 28th January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? There is a special guest! Click here to watch it!

* Have you watched this week's Secret Reader? Click here to listen to the story and to find out how to email in your guess!

* Remember that tomorrow is the deadline for planner photos showing that you have read 5 times this week. Send your photos to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am tomorrow.

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p16 and p17 ‘Our Solar System’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some more High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to use verbs and adverbs.

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In Maths, we are learning to find change.

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Geography

In Geography today, we are going to be learning about maps, atlases and globes. I would like you to watch the video, complete the maps quiz and then play the compass game. Click here for the learning. 

Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole

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Wednesday 27th January 2021

 

* Secret Reader is back! Click here to listen to the story and to find out how to email in your guess!

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to send your photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p15 ‘The United Kingdom’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to use and identify adverbs.

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Remember to check your work using the answers at the back of the CGP book!

In Maths, we are learning to find the difference.

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In RE, we are finding out about Ramadan.

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Once upon a time with Mrs Bankole.

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Tuesday 26th January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to send your photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p14 ‘The Tear Thief’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ing’ suffix.

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In English, we are learning to use and identify verbs.

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Remember to check your answers using the back of the CGP book to help you!

In Maths, we are learning to find the total amount of money.

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Science - World Habitats

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BBC bitesize

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Once upon a time with Mrs Cooke

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Monday 25th January 2021

 

* Remember our class Zoom call today at 11:30am. I'm looking forward to seeing you all!

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to send your photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p13 ‘Making a bird feeder’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are writing words with the ‘ing’ suffix.

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In English, we are learning how to add the ‘ing’ suffix to words ending in ‘y’.

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In Maths, we are learning to compare money.

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Art

In Art, we are continuing to learn how to draw animals that live under the sea. This is linked to our topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. Using the video below, learn how to draw a dolphin with Rob Biddulph.

Draw With Rob

Once upon a time with Mrs Cooke.

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Friday 22nd January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to send the photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by 10am this morning so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p12 ‘Plum’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to identify different types of sentences.

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You can find the answers to today’s challenge at the back of your English CGP book.

In Maths, we are learning to make the same amount.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

PE with Miss Layman.

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Once upon a time with Miss Knott.

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Thursday 21st January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to send the photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by tomorrow at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p11 ‘Tim's diary’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to identify and write exclamation sentences.

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English answers

In Maths, we are learning to select money to make an amount.

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Geography

In Geography today, we are going to be exploring the five oceans. I would like you to watch the two videos and then complete the 'Test your knowledge of oceans' quiz. Click here for the learning. 

Once upon a time with Mrs Cooke.

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Wednesday 20th January 2021

 

* Remember to send the photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p10 ‘Amy Johnson’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are adding the ‘ed’ suffix to words ending in ‘y’.

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In English, we are learning to identify and write commands.

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In Maths, we are learning to use pounds and pence to make different amounts of money.

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In RE, we are learning about what Muslims celebrate.

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Once upon a time with Mrs Cooke

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Tuesday 19th January 2021

 

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Check out the TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands results here.

* Remember to send the photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p9 ‘The Enchanted Wood’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘er’ and ‘est’ suffixes.

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In English, we are learning to identify and write questions.

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In Maths, we are learning to count money (pounds).

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Science - Lesson 3

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Once upon a time with Mrs Cooke.

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Monday 18th January 2021

 

* Remember our class Zoom call today at 11:30am. I'm looking forward to seeing you all!

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it!

* Remember to send your photos of your planners to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition if you have read 5 times this week. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p8 ‘No teacher’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are writing words that contain the ‘er’ and ‘ed’ suffixes.

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In English, we are learning to add ‘er’, ‘ed’ and ‘est’ to words that end in a ‘y’.

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In Maths, we are learning to count money (pence).

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Art

In Art, we are continuing to learn how to draw animals that live under the sea. This is linked to our topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. Using the video below, learn how to draw a turtle with Rob Biddulph.

Draw With Rob

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Walker

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Friday 15th January 2021

 

* Tapping Twos, your next TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands is against Year 5! Please log on between 11:00am - 12:00pm and support our band! The results will be announced on Monday so watch this space!

* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by this morning at 10am so that you can enter the competition. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p7 ‘A trip to the shop’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are continuing to learn how to write High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to use expanded noun phrases.

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In Maths, we are learning to use the number bonds to 10 and 20.

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PE

Keep fit and active using GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids Yoga. You may also like to join in with PE with Joe Wicks (the Body Coach). Have fun!

PE with Miss Layman

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Thursday 14th January 2021

 

* There are no TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands today.

* Have you seen Mr Barron's latest briefing? Click here to watch it.

* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p6 ‘Get Well Soon’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are continuing to learn how to write High Frequency Words. See if you can find my mistake at the beginning of the video! Good luck! 😃

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In English, we are learning to use commas in a list.

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In Maths, we are learning to subtract using different methods.

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Geography

In Geography today we are going to be exploring the seven continents. I would like you to watch the two videos 'Mapping the World' and 'The Equator', and then complete the 'Test your knowledge of the world' quiz. Click here for the learning. 

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Cooke

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Wednesday 13th January 2021

 

* Tapping Twos, your next TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands is against Year 4! Please log on between 9:30am - 10:30am and support our band! 

* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p5 ‘Seasons’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write some of the High Frequency Words.

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In English, we are learning to use and identify adjectives.

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In Maths, we are learning to subtract 2-digit numbers using column subtraction (crossing 10).

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RE

We are continuing learning about things Muslim people celebrate this week by learning about the story of Moses, which is an important religious story for not only Muslims but Christian and Jewish people too. Please watch the video below of Mrs Watson explaining what the day of Ashura is, why Muslim people celebrate it and why the story of Moses is remembered on the day of Ashura. 

In RE, we are learning about the story of Moses.

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Walker

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

 

* Tapping Twos, we have another TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands this morning. This time we are against Year 6! Please log on between 11am - 12pm and support our band! 

* When you have read 5 times, remember to send a photo of your planner to golden.tickets@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk by Friday at 10am so that you can enter the competition. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p4 ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are continuing to learn how to write words containing the ‘ey’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to use and identify nouns and noun phrases.

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In Maths, we are learning to subtract 2-digit numbers using column subtraction (not crossing 10).

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Science - Animal Habitats

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole

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Monday 11th January 2021

* Remember our class Zoom call today at 11:30am. I'm looking forward to seeing you all!

* Tapping Twos, we have a TT Rock Stars Battle of the Bands against Year 3 today at 9:30am - 10:30am. Please log in at this time and take part to support our band! Results will be posted here.

* Keep an eye out for Mr Barron’s new briefing today. Click here to go to his page. 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book, I would like you to complete p3 ‘Making Lemonade’. Remember to refer to the text to help you and to answer the questions in full sentences. For example, ‘I think a recipe is...’.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing the ‘ey’ digraph.

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In English, we are learning to read and write words containing the ‘ey’ digraph.

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In Maths, we are learning to add numbers using different methods.

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Art

In Art, we are learning to draw animals that live under the sea. This is linked to our new topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. Using the video below, learn how to draw a whale with Rob Biddulph.

Draw with Rob

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Cooke

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Friday 8th January 2021

Keep an eye out for Mr Barron’s assembly today on his briefings page! 

Reading Comprehension

Using your new CGP Reading Comprehension book that you collected from school yesterday, I would like you to complete p2 ‘How to grow a seed’. Remember to refer to the text to help you. As the text is quite short today, you may also like to try the extra challenge below called ‘Sunflower plant life cycle’.

In Handwriting and Phonics, we are learning to write words containing apostrophes for omission (contractions).

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In English, we are learning to write correctly punctuated sentences.

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In Maths, we are learning to add 2-digit numbers using column addition (crossing 10).

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PSHE

In PSHE this half term we are learning about dreams and goals. At the beginning of a new year, people often like to set a goal for themselves. This is called a New Year’s Resolution. I would like you to make your own New Year’s Resolution for 2021! Some examples are to keep your bedroom tidy, to learn a new skill like riding a bike or to read every day. You can draw a picture of your goal and/or write about what you would like to achieve and how you are going to do it. Will you need your CHAMP skills to achieve it? I have attached a template which you may like to use.

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Russ

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Have you noticed how the three stories this week have been linked to our new topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’? Challenge - can you describe any similarities and differences between the stories?

Thursday 7th January 2021

Reading Comprehension

Read the non-fiction text 'Happy New Year!' and answer the questions about it. If you don't have a printer, you can read the text and questions from the screen. There are three challenges to choose from. 

In Handwriting and Phonics we will be continuing to learn how to write words containing apostrophes for possession.

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In English we will be writing sentences containing apostrophes for possession.

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In Maths we will be continuing to add 2-digit numbers using column addition.

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Geography

In Geography, our new topic is 'Commotion in the Ocean'. I would like you to visit BBC Bitesize (click to take you to the page) to play Pirate Bunnies World Adventures. During your adventure, you will hop on Captain Carrot’s ship and explore the world. Can you remember the names of the seven continents and five oceans?

Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole.

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Happy New Year!

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Wednesday 6th January 2021

Reading Comprehension

Read the text 'A Monster Surprise' and answer the questions about it. 1 star is Challenge 1, 2 stars is Challenge 2 and 3 stars is Challenge 3. 

In Handwriting and Phonics we are learning how to write words containing apostrophes for possession.

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Sorry you'll need to tilt your head for this video!

In English we are learning about apostrophes for possession.

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In Maths we are learning how to add 2-digit numbers.

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Here are the maths challenges. The '2 star' challenge is slightly harder than the '1 star' challenge. The answers are also available. 

RE with Mrs Watson.

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Once Upon A Time with Mrs Bankole.

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