General Class Information
TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2021
MATHS - today, we are going to be having a go at using number bonds to 10 to help us make 100. Are you a number detective? Can you spot what stays the same when you're making 100 and what we add? Warm up with the speed add challenge - there are the same questions twice, so that means you can practice this 2 days in a row.
Don't forget to check Seesaw for today's teaching video!
Have a go at Funky Mummy to help remind yourself how to make 10 and 20:
I have set some Mymaths tasks revising place value, addition and 5 times table if you want to do this too. Maybe if your parents are very busy working at home, you could have a little go of these on a very busy day yourself.
ENGLISH - In English today, I want you to have a look at the reading tasks, one of them is based on yesterday's picture and then we have some similar to the ones we did last week. Don't forget to underline and look for important words from the questions to help you find the answers. Check Seesaw for today's teaching video -
Do what you can, but remember to have fun, play and relax too!
Spanish links: (Spanish links if you haven't had a go yet this week) I have also added some work on Spanish colours if you would like to have a go at Spanish this afternoon.
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School has also signed up to an educational website called Education City, where you can play lots of games and revise things you have already learnt in areas such as maths and English. Have a look here for you username and password, but please remember, you must only log in as you! Have fun!
Follow the link here:
Each week, the children in school will be having a Moving Monday morning and will be doing lots of PE all morning with Mr Cowling. It is up to you if you choose to get active at the same time as us, or start with your Maths and English first and save this for the afternoon.
I will be uploading an interactive PE PowerPoint and also a link to a Cosmic Yoga session, as I know we have really enjoyed doing this in class together. I don't mind what you do as long as you get active, and would love to see your videos on Seesaw so I can share it with the children as they are missing you lots.
Cosmic Yoga Link:
Now you have completed your maths and English for today, you can have a break, choose something from the learning grid to do or have a go at any other work I have set online. Don't forget to share the piece of work you are most proud of with me on Seesaw or via email.
Seesaw login whole class QR code. If you are struggling to log on to Seesaw, try scanning this QR code and it should take you directly to our class page. Please email me if this doesn't work.
ONLINE LEARNING JANUARY 2021
In this section of the Web page, I will give you some useful websites and links to help you with elements of your learning. Although it is very important to focus on your Maths and English, don't forget that we only do those lessons for the morning in school so you also need to do something creative, fun or practical each day too! If you would like to follow our class schedule,here are our afternoon lessons (unless stated a.m):
Monday - PE all morning then Maths and English p.m
Tuesday - Maths and English in the morning, then Spanish all afternoon.
Wednesday- Maths and English in the morning, then ICT and Geography in the afternoon.
Thursday- Maths and English in the morning, then Science and RE in the afternoon.
Friday - Maths and Big Write in the morning and Art, Music and finishing off Topic in the afternoon.
Practice your phonics and have some fun? Why not visit this fabulous website:
The BBC have launched 3 hours of daily school programmes, have a look if you want: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/genres/learning/primary/all
This week our topic lessons include:
Learning about recycling in science (see learning grid for ways you can maybe use recycling to create some art work), revising what a city is and locating UK cities on a map, learning about coding and lots more. Keep your eyes peeled for all the work I will upload and don't worry if you don't get it all done - it is important to have fun and relax too!
ICT - this week we are going to be learning about coding and how code is used to make computer programs. Have a go at coding for yourself by visiting the Angry bird coding game, and click on the BBC link to find out all about what coding means. We will be doing this lesson in class on Wednesday this week.
R.E - this week, we are going to be learning about the different features of a church and what they are used for - we are doing this lesson in class on Wednesday this week.
Our new topic is 'An Island Home' and we will be learning all about what it is like to live on an island, some of our Literacy work in class will be inspired by the Katie Morag stories - check out some of her stories by clicking on this link:
You can also check out the adventures of Barnaby bear as he visits some islands in Scotland:
Love Geography in general? Why not check out the GoJetters and write me a report or present it on Seesaw to show me what you have learnt:
Check out a totally different kind of island home called the Galapagos Islands - have a watch of these if you want to see it for yourself. Research the animals that live there and tell me all about them -they are awesome!
Can you research an island that you are interested in? You can present this however you like using a model, a Powerpoint or Word presentation or you could be a TV presenter and teach me all about your chosen island on Seesaw - I can't wait to see what you will teach me! You can choose islands you may have visited such as the Canary islands, or an island where the wildlife really interests you such as the Galapagos islands. I would love to see some artwork inspired by the wildlife on your chosen island!
Do you love Science? Check out this website and have a go at some of the materials experiments - I would love to see photographs or videos of your results!
Love Music? Visit this website and have a go at this activity:
Want to do some extra work on your reading at home? Ask your parents to visit Reading Eggs and sign up for a free 30 day trial:
Also, check out these websites for free ebooks if you want to do lots of extra reading:
You can also email me at: Ngillett@holytrinityce.rochdale.sch.uk
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You can also continue to practice counting in 10s, 5s and 2s by visiting this website:
Have a look at this weeks 's extra reading comprehensions - read it all very carefully and then have a go at the questions, ask a grown up to help if you get stuck with any of your work. With reading comprehensions, it is helpful to look for and underline the words that are most important in each question. If you then read the sentence with the word in you have underlined, the answer should be there.
There are also some multiplication practices and by the end of Y2, we need to know x10, x5, x2 and x3 facts off by heart, the best way to do is this practice, practice, practice and search for fun songs on YouTube that may help those number facts stick in your head.
MEET THE TEAM!
This year these are the staff that will be working with your children either in class, or extra sessions in intervention groups:
MRS GILLETT MRS ANDERSON MRS MARSDEN MR PARKER SENORITA ANDREA
In Year 2, it is very important that the children complete their homework including spellings and reading their homework book every week. At the end of the year, the children will be taking their SATs tests which include separate reading and spelling tests. The outcome of these tests supplement my end of year decisions - spelling plays a big factor in whether or not your child will reach the expected level for Year 2 by the end of the year. At Parent's evening later on this half-term, I will be sending home the lists of High Frequency words and the newer 'Common Exception words' for your child to practice reading and spelling at home to consolidate the work done in class as well as intervention groups. (Please see below for the list of words.)
It is also really important that your child reads as much as they can - these books do not need to be the school reading book, and I would encourage you to share your favourite books or authors with your children. In the next few weeks, I will be inviting parents (who wish to) to come and read their favourite children's book to the class at home time - to show children that books and stories should be enjoyed and loved! If you would be interested in this, please pop in and see me any time - the children and I would love to have you!
TIMETABLE FOR YEAR 2
Please ensure book-bags and reading books are in school every day.
Monday - New spellings will be sent home- green spelling books need to be in school today. Please learn these for a test on Friday.
Thursday - P.E. children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits
Friday - Spelling test, new homework will be given out.