3rd April 2020
It's nearly time for your Easter Holiday so this is the last day of tasks for a couple of weeks.
Maths – Use a ruler to draw different length lines, and write how long the lines are, in cm
English – Write a recount about your time off school. What have you been up to?
Topic – Golden time! Play a game with your family or watch a film and retell what happened.
There is also a 1 minute challenge with addition and subtraction and one with multiplication and division on this page.
Have a lovely Easter
Good morning Magnificent Mulberry Class
Hope you liked the April fools joke!
Today's tasks are:
Maths – Practice counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s – forwards and backwards. Ie in 10's could be 10,20, 30, 40, etc but also 12,22,32,42
English – Look at the common exception words list,(see further down class page) and choose 4 you don’t know and learn to spell them. Challenge yourself can you use more than one in a sentence? Can you use ALL four of them in a sentence? Can you write different types of sentences eg a question, a statement, an explanation or a command? (There is a parent/ carer information sheet on our class page below this and a power point for children)
Topic – Next terms topic is journeys. Find out about how transport has changed over time. Ask your family how transport has changed in their lifetime
Keep smiling and using those learning muscles
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Today us teachers will be watching you ......checking you're doing your learning....look back here later for evidence!
Maths - Create some arrays and write the 4 number sentences
i.e 5 x 3 = 15 3 x 5 = 15 15 5 = 3 15 3 = 5
English – Tell jokes with your family and learn your favourite ones. Write them down using the correct punctuation - capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.
i.e What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping? A dino-snore!
Topic – play a joke on someone in your family (don’t be too mean!) Find out why we celebrate April Fools Day.
Good Morning. Are you ready for today's tasks?
Todays activities are all around cooking / baking
Maths – weigh ingredients for your baking / cooking
English – Write your recipe
Topic – Cook or bake something with an adult. Take some pictures.
If you can not cook as you haven't got the ingredients don't worry explore weighing and reading scales. Remember jugs have scales as well. Photograph your weighing. You can then write any recipe you like.
Enjoy, see you same time tomorrow
30th March 2020
Hello marvellous Mulberry Class,
It was quite a cold and windy weekend where I live but sunny. I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for today's tasks.
Maths – Create word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Solve them together
If you are stuck for ideas I have added some to this page.
English – Make up an Easter poem. This could be an acrostic shape, rhyming ….or your own creative idea. Learn and recite your poem.
( An acrostic poem looks at a key word and then asks you to write a line about that word. Each line you start should begin with a letter from that word. )
Easter is a great time of year
And every child loves to eat chocolate
So make sure you don't eat too much
Together we can hide
Easter eggs and find them
Remember not to eat too many or else you'll get tummy ache
Topic – Read about the Easter story and draw and write about something you learnt.
Same time tomorrow.
Friday 27th March 2020
Well it's Friday already. I hope you have got enough Leo's for golden time!
Today's tasks are:
Maths – Go on a shape hunt around your house, name the shapes and their properties, ie, sides, edges, vertices, lines of symmetry. I will put a shape sheet on this page to help you.
English – Create a poster about how to wash your hands
Topic – Golden time! Play board games with your family
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 26th March 2020
Well what an exciting day I have had reading your wonderful stories. They have taken me through tunnels, on magic carpets, through the floor and on boats to name just a few ideas you had. Although they all had the same title not one of them had the same plot well done. I did notice there were a few common spelling mistakes so I would like you to ALL make sure you learn to spell
friend colour thing said size have suddenly really heard
and make sure you know the difference between the homophones been and bean.
Well today's tasks are:
Maths: Look at clocks around the house. Choose 3 times throughout the day, write the time on a digital and analogue clock and write what you were doing at that time of day.
English: Look out of your bedroom window and write a description of what you can see. Make sure you use great adjectives and adverbs to add description.
I would write:
I can see a couple of black, tall, narrow planters with plants sprouting out of them. The plants look like mini trees with light brown stick like stems with spherical shaped green follage. Behind the planters there is a short red wall with grey bricks on top. The other side of the wall is my sons dark grey estate car that he reversed on the concrete driveway. The tarmac road is the next thing I can see. It is narrow, not enough room for two cars to park. On the opposite side of the road is an extremely tall cherry tree, its gigantic body climbs high in the sky. I can not see its bark as it is covered in a dark green ivy. The tree stands on a small grass verge that is almost a wedge shape. Behind the tree is a fence with trellis on top. I can see a black and white cat slowly prowling along the road and up my neighbour’s driveway. There are two pigeons lazily sitting in the tree cooing to each other.
Topic: Write a food diary of what you have eaten today and put the foods into different food groups. They include, dairy, fish and meat, fruit and vegetables, sugar, bread and pasta.
Keep up the good work
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Good morning Mulberry Class. On Monday I was in our classroom with the door open when I spotted the two ducks that visit our bird table. I made sure there was enough food on the table and the floor and went back into the classroom. To my delight and surprise the ducks followed me and nearly came into the room. I wonder what sights you are seeing from your homes.
Well here are today's tasks.
Maths: How many ways can you make £1? Remember to only use the coins that are part of our currency. Now do the same for 75p. If you fancy a challenge you could make different amounts.
English: Look at the common exception words (there is a list further down on this page). Choose 4 you can not spell and learn to spell them. If you can not find 4 you can not spell then look at your reading book and find 4 new words to learn and look up there meanings if you don't already know them.
Topic: Draw an animal from each of the main animal classification groups ie bird, fish, mammal, insects, reptile, amphibian and explain why you have put them in that group.
Oh well I am now going to mark your English Where The Wid Things Are stories.
Keep working hard.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Hello, I hope you all well and I know that you will have done yesterday's tasks really well. I bet you are now eager for today's tasks.
Maths: Play guess my number. Write down a 2 digit number without showing your partner. Ask questions to find out what the number is, such as, how many more to make 100? is it odd? is it even?
English: Watch Newsround, (it is online https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround) Write your own news report based on one of the stories you heard.
Topic: Name the oceans around the world and find them on a map or globe. There is a catchy 7 continents song on you tube that will help you remember them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE
Good bye until tomorrow
Monday 23rd March 2020
Good Morning my lovely Mulberry Class. I hope you are all well and ready to work.
Maths: Roll 3 dice what is the greatest/smallest 2 digit number you can make?
English: Write a diary entry of what you do today. Remember adverbs and adjectives as well as different sentence starters.
Topic: Name the 7 continents of the world and find them on a map or globe.
Same time tomorrow
In Year 2, children are expected to be able to spell the common exception words correctly.
Some parents asked for a full list of these words, so please find them here on this page.
Any extra practise you could do at home would be great.
Australian Bounce Sponsorship Money
A very special well done to all the children who helped us to bounce all day long on Tuesday to raise money to help animals in the Australian fires. The children had a fantastically fun day and hopefully they have told you all about it. Thank you to those families that have already sent in their sponsorship money. Can we please ask that all money is in by next Friday 7th February so that we can donate it to Australia.
Many thanks for all your support with this important cause.
Year 2 Team
Spellings at home
Please can you check that your child is spelling their ‘spelling words’ correctly each week.
We have noticed that some children are writing the words incorrectly and this is not helping them to learn the spellings. Many thanks.
Mulberry class need their boots and waterproofs EVERY Wednesday for Welly Wednesday and
Monday 27th January
Monday 24th February
Monday 23rd March
For forest schools
Happy New Year!
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to return for an exciting Spring term in Year 2!
Attached is the curriculum map for this term. Our new topic is Australia.
Next week (30th September onwards) we will be asking the children to bring in some food packaging of foods they have eaten at home. This is for a sorting activity so ideally we would like some cereal boxes, empty pasta packets, dairy packaging, fruit and vegetables wrappers, biscuits and treats wrappers or boxes of frozen meat products such as fish fingers or breaded chicken. These will need to be clean please.
We would also encourage you and your child to have a look at the foods in your cupboards at home and look for the country of origin. Do the children know where that country is?
FOREST SCHOOLS & WELLY WEDNESDAY
We will be having Forest Schools every third Monday. We already enjoyed a session this Monday 9th September and our next will be the 30th September. We will be having Welly Wednesdays every week so please can children make sure they always have wellies in school as well as a waterproof coat. It would be great if the waterproof trousers could stay in school too so that all outer clothing is here when we need it.
More information tomorrow at MEET THE TEACHER 3PM WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
On Tuesday we will be making a magical Mulberry stone soup!
Please remember to bring in one piece of vegetable tomorrow (Tuesday 10th September) to add to our class soup.
Many thanks, we hope it will be delicious!
Welcome to Mulberry Class
We are really excited about the many fun things we have in store for Mulberry Class this year, not least of all Welly Wednesdays and Forest Schools.
All the children have shared their strips with their holiday news with the class and it seems, like us, you all had a great but busy break from school. We are now ready and looking forward to this years learning journey.
Just a reminder:
It is helpful if Wellies, waterproof clothing and PE kits are in school and clearly named.
Mrs Hogg and Mrs Tomes-Rolt