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Class 2

Please email us with any questions or pictures of work you have done at home:

Mrs Tibbitts: Sophie.tibbitts@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Mrs Burton:  Jacqui.burton@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Mr Shaw: Joseph.shaw@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

Friday 24th July

 

Good Afternoon Class 2!

 

Today is the final day of the summer term and the final day of you being in year 2! You have all grown, matured and learned a lot while you have been in year 2. You worked hard while you were in school and while you have been at home too. I would like to say an enormous THANKYOU to all of your Mums, Dads and grown ups that have helped you with your home schooling, they have done an excellent job!

Instead of giving you work to do today, I am going to give you some ideas for activities you can do during the summer holidays. It’s a great chance to get out and visit places with your family, play games, bake cakes, dance, make models and lots of other fun things! Have a look at the list below for some ideas:

 

There is a summer challenge list below with lots of different activities that you could do at home over the holidays! Have a go at some and cross them off when you have done them. You don’t have to do all of them and you might even like to add some of your own!

 

That’s it for the summer Class 2! Make sure you look after each other, do some exercise every day and most importantly HAVE FUN! I will see you all in September in our new Class, Class 3!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Thursday 23rd July

Good afternoon Class 2! laugh

Just a quick message to update you on the Class 2 house points for this summer half term (I am very pleased with the result!). You have done some FANTASTIC work! The amount of house points you have all earned really shows how hard you have worked, well done- I'm very proud of all of you. Tomorrow is the last day of school and I am sure that you are all looking forward to a nice break from home schooling and relaxing with your families! I will post again tomorrow with some summer activities that you might like to do in the holidays.  

 

This half term's final house points chart:

Wednesday 22nd July

Good morning Class 2,

It is our final week of home schooling before the summer holidays! We will do a little more about pirates today. Here's a little pirate joke to get you started...

Why are pirates called pirates?

Because they aaaarrrr!

 

Here are today's challenges for you:

 

Pirate Challenge 1- Watch this video about pug the dog and what happens when someone wears a pirate hat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jbk1/dog-loves-books-series-1-21-dog-loves-pirates

Now imagine that you have the pirate. What would you do and where would you go if you were a pirate Captain for a day? You can use the sheet below to help you, it has a word bank and space to draw a picture too. You could also make your own work sheet if you can't print it.

 

Pirate Challenge 2- Have a look at the 'Jake's first day' story from last week. Jake was a little worried about moving up to year 3, but her had a brilliant time pretending to be a pirate in his new class! Can you complete the pirate word search below? Perhaps you will find some treasure when you're searching for the words!

 

Pirate Challenge 3- Make your own pirate hat! Try to follow the instructions below to make your own pirate hat, then decorate it. I had a go at making one too, there is a picture below for you to see!  

My Pirate hat:

That's all for today ship mates! If you'd like to pretend to be a pirate some more, there is a brilliant pirate ship play park on the Forest Recreation ground which is open again now.

There are only a few more days left of you being in year two before the summer holidays which start on Saturday 25th July. I hope that you are all feeling excited about moving to Class 3, we are all moving together so don't worry! This week your end of year school reports will be sent to your grown ups in the post to tell them what fantastic work you have done this year! You will also get a letter with you report about the school reopening in September.

Keep smiling, keep safe and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 20th July - Our last week of school!

Hello Class 2,

How are you all today?  Well, it’s finally here.  Our last week of school and your last week of being in class 2 and in the infants.  When you come back to school you will be in year 3 and a junior.  How exciting!  Sadly, I won’t be seeing you anymore as I am leaving Bentinck.  However, I wish you lots of happiness and fun in your new class.  You are very lucky to have Mrs Tibbitts and Mr Shaw again for your teachers next year.  I know they are both very happy to be with you all again and are looking forward to working with you upstairs.  Look after each other, be kind and always try your best.

Goodbye everyone!

 

We are going to finish with another little powerpoint activity about Cody the Caterpillar.

♦ Activity 1:

  • Look at the powerpoint  – Spread your Wings and Fly. Try to think about how Cody was feeling and also about how you might be feeling when you try something new.
  • Choose one of the writing sheets.  Write a letter to Mrs Tibbitts and Mr Shaw telling them how much you are looking forward to being in their class again and what you would like to learn and do in class 3.  Remember to use capital letters and full stops.  Try to write neatly.
  • If you find writing a letter a bit difficult look at the Memories activity and try to write a few things about what you remember from Class 2.

 
♦ Activity 2:

  • There are some symmetry sheets for you to do again.  This time it’s about making symmetrical patterns on the picture rather than finishing the picture.  Choose one or two to do and then try to draw some patterns – remember each side of Cody must look the same as the other side.  You can colour them when you have finished.
  • For those of you who love maths, there are some multiplication and division challenge cards to have a go at. 
     

♦ Activity 3:

  • This is a colouring activity.  The sheets are scenes from the story and you can choose which one you would like to colour in.  You can do all of them if you’d like to!


♦ Activity 4:

  • To finish off with there are two craft activities.  You will need adult help with both of them, or maybe if you have an older brother or sister they could help you.
  • The first one is making a craft butterfly.  Some of the resources might be hard for you to find but maybe you have similar things at home that you could use.
  • The second one is making a minibeast hotel. Again you may find that you haven’t got all the resources but hopefully you can try to have a go.

 
 
Thank you Class 2.  I only taught you for a few months but I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you and your families.  I hope you enjoy being in Class 3 and I am sure you will continue to work very hard and make good progress.  Mrs Tibbitts is a wonderful teacher and she will look after you and help you.  Mr Shaw will also be there to help you and he is great fun.
 
Lots of love from,

Mrs Burton

x

Friday 17th July

Hello Class 2,

How are you all today? Thank you again to those who have completed their work from last week and returned it – well done.  The weather has been much kinder and we’ve been able to get out and about again.  I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and have been going for nice walks in the fresh air.

 

We are going to continue this week with the story of Cody the Caterpillar and how she learns to be brave about new things.

 

♦ Activity 1

  • Read the e-book below again – The Cautious Caterpillar.
  • Have a look at the Think, Say, Feel sheets.  Choose sheet 2 and try to write some ideas about what Cody might be thinking, feeling and what she might be saying.  Remember to use capital letters and full stops.  Try to write neatly.
  • If some of you find the writing too hard there are some cutting skills sheets for you to do.
  • There’s also a word search that you can do to help with your spelling.


♦ Activity 2

  • There are some addition and subtraction sheets for you to try.  You can choose if you want to do addition to 10, addition to 20 or subtraction.  You can do all three if you want!
     

♦ Activity 3

  • This is a fun activity.  It is step by step instructions on how to draw some of the characters from the story.  You can colour them in when you have finished.
     

♦ Activity 4

  • This is also a fun activity but you will need adult help.  It is a recipe for making ladybird muffin pizzas. I hope you get to make them as they sound really yummy.

 
 
Have fun everyone, I hope you enjoy the activities.
 
Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

Wednesday 15th July

Ahoy there me shipmates (that's pirate language for 'hello Class 2'!)

I hope you are all having a lovely week, we are busy getting the classrooms ready for September. We are so looking forward to hopefully having you back at school soon!

Today we will be thinking abit more about our move up to Class 3 and how we are feeling about it. Have a look at today's challenges to find out more:

 

Topic Challenge: First read the 'Jake's first day' story from Monday. Then have a look at the slides below and try to answer the questions about how Jake was feeling at the start of the story. After that, try to fill out the worksheet Going into Class 3 below.

Reading Challenge: Have a look at the Summer Reading Challenge here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk You might like to sign up to join the challenge- there are lots of activities to do about reading. Libraries are now open again so you will be able to get different books to read to complete the challenge. The Reading Agency also has lots of fun reading games, choose one to play: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/games

 

Just for fun: Have a go at Jake's treasure map grid! below You have to use the coordinates to find the treasure, the answers are on the second page for you to check. If you can't print the sheet, try to make your own treasure map! Can you write clues to go with it?

 

That's it for today Class 2! Don't forget to email me your work, I will try my best to answer your questions about Class 3.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 13th July

Ahoy there Class 2!

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine at the weekend. Over these last 2 weeks of the summer term we will be thinking about what we have done this year in Class 2. We’ll think about the time we had at school as well as the learning you have done at home. Soon you will be moving into class 3- how exciting! You will be in Key Stage 2, this is really exciting but can make you feel abit nervous too. I expect you are all wondering who your teacher will be in Class 3… have a look at the slides below, they will reveal who your teacher and teaching assistant will be:

I hope you are happy with this- we are absolutely delighted! Mrs Nunez has written a special letter for you and your parents letting you know which teachers will be teaching in which classes:

Let’s have a look at today’s challenges…

 

♦ Story Challenge: Have a look and read the story below 'Jake's first day at school'. Jake is also moving from year 2 to year 3 and he is a little worried about it. See what happens when he gets to his new class. Think and talk about how Jake is feeling throughout the story.

Writing Challenge: Like Jake from the story, you will be starting a new class soon. It's a good time for us to think about the last year in class 2 and while you have been learning at home. I'd like you to think about what you have enjoyed, improved at and learned this year. Have a look at the work sheet below and try to answer the questions in full sentences. Think carefully about your answers and talk to your adult about what to write, they can help you to write it if you need help.  

 

Maths Challenge: With the weather being a little better this week I have set you some maths challenges to do outdoors! laugh Over the next week try to do 1-3 of the challenges each day. Have a look at the work sheets below for your groups to see the challenges. Try to use the different skills you have learnt this year to work out the answers and tick when you have completed a challenge. If you can't print the sheets, try to copy and make your own challenge sheet.

 

That's it for today Class 2. I hope you enjoy today's challenges! Remember, you don't have to do them all at once, you can do one or two a day and make sure you leave plenty of time for you and your grown ups to rest and relax too!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

 

Friday 10th July

Hello Class 2, how are you all today?  I hope you and all your families are well.  What’s happened to the weather?  It’s supposed to be the summer isn’t it but it feels more like autumn this week.  Let’s hope it brightens up for the weekend and you can enjoy playing out again. Thank you to all those children who have returned work to me – well done.

 

As it’s nearly the end of term, and normally at this time we would be looking at transition into year 3, I thought I would send some different work for you.  If you remember last year right at the end of class 1 you visited class 2 for a short while.  I showed you a book called The Cautious Caterpillar.  It was about Cody the Caterpillar who is nervous about changing into a butterfly. Her minibeast friends try to help her to be brave. Transition is a similar thing – you will be moving into class 3 and going upstairs to the juniors. There will be changes for you and sometimes you might feel a bit nervous too.  Some of the activities I have planned will help you to think about the changes.  They are also a bit of fun for you to have a go at.

♦ Activity 1

  • Read the e-book – The Cautious Caterpillar.
  • Have a go at the yr2-yr3 booklet – Spreading my Wings.  It will help you to think about moving into year 3.
  • If some of you find the booklet too hard there are some pencil control sheets with characters from the story.

♦ Activity 2

  • There are some symmetry sheets for you to try and draw the other half of the characters from the story.  You can colour them in when you have finished drawing them.

♦ Activity 3

  • There is a Guided Reading activity.  It is the same story of Cody the Caterpillar but there are some questions for you to answer.  You can write the answers on a piece of paper.
  • If some of you find the comprehension too hard then you can cut out and stick the life cycle of the butterfly.  You should know this as you have done it in topic and science work.  There are some Fact Cards to help you.

Activity 4

  • This is a bit of fun.  If you like baking and your mum or dad can help, you can make some Butterfly Cupcakes.  They look delicious!
  • If you are unable to do any baking you might like to do a crossword. Think carefully about the answers – don’t look at them first before you do it!

 

Here are some more ideas for you to look at:

 

 

Have fun!

 Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

The Cautious Caterpillar Book

Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning Class 2!

I hope you are all having a good week. Today is the last day we will look at Robin Hood and his Merry Men. I hope you have enjoyed learning about him, if you go to Sherwood Forest there are lots more things to learn about Robin Hood- you can even see the Major Oak tree that he used to hide in! Have a look here to find out more: https://www.visitsherwood.co.uk/about-robin-hood/

 

♦ Topic Challenge: Do you know what a hero and a villain are? Have a look at the slides below, they explain what these are and what your challenge today is. The work sheet is below, you can make your own if you are unable to print it.

Maths Challenge: Read the slides below, they will remind you what division is and how to share things equally into groups:
  • Circles & Triangles groups: Have a go at the division work sheet below. You will need some sweets or food to share between 2 groups. You can use 2 plates or bowls to represent the groups and share the sweets one at a time between the groups.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons: Have a go at the division work sheet below. You will need some sweets or food to share between 2, 3, and 4 groups! You can use bowls or plates to represent the groups. Read the division sum and then share the sweets to find the answer, for example: 6 ÷ 2 is the same as 6 sweets shared between 2 groups.

Music Challenge: Do you remember having a go at playing xylophones during our music lessons in class 2? Well today I am setting you the challenge of making your own! Have a look at this video that tells you about xylophones, then try the activity. You can use jam jars, glasses or a vase to make your xylophone- just make sure you have an adult to supervise you! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd748xs

 

That's it for today Class 2, if you manage to make a xylophone, please send me a video of you playing it! I will be adding an extra post tomorrow with a story for you to listen to. Say hello to your Mums and Dads from me!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Good Morning Class 2! laugh

How was your weekend? It was a little bit windy- I hope none of you blew away!

I made some dungarees and did some painting at the weekend, what did you do?

This week we will do a little bit more work about Robin Hood! Well done if you sent me some work, I love reading your emails and am giving out lots of house points to different children.

Here are today's challenges:

 

Writing Challenge: Today's writing challenge is about Robin Hood, I want you to think carefully about how you write your sentences. Have a look at the instructions for your different groups...

  • Orange & Green groups: Read the slides below, they will tell you how to write a good sentence. Try to say the sentence first and sound out each word carefully before writing it.
  • Blue, Red & Yellow groups: Have a look at the slides below, they will tell you how to use apostrophes for possession and will explain today's challenge. You will find the work sheet below or you can write your sentences on a piece of paper.

Computing Challenge: Part of learning how to use computers and gadgets is learning how to use them safely. It's really important when we use the internet on a computer, tablet or phone that we follow internet safety rules to protect ourselves. Have a look at the story about Ben and his new tablet and how he keeps safe. When you have finished the story, talk to your grown up about how you can follow the internet safety rules at home, then try to complete the work sheet below.  

If you want to find out more about how to use the internet safely you can use these websites:

 

Make sure you email me your work and any questions you have!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Hi Class 2,

Please read Mrs Nunez's newsletter below to find out about teachers and staff that are changing for September.

Please feel free to email us with any questions, thanks!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Friday 3rd July

Hello again Class 2 from Mrs Burton.

How are you all?  The weather has picked up a bit this week and it’s nice and sunny again, although it’s a bit windy.  I hope you are all still well and looking after yourselves and your families.  It’s been nice seeing some of the teachers back in school, let’s hope you’ll be back soon too.

Here is your work for you today...

 

♦ Phonics Challenge:

  • Mr Shaw’s and Ms Greyson’s phonics groups-

This week’s digraph is ‘ee’.  Lots of you will know it already so this is really practising it again to make sure you have understood how to say it and spell it.

  1. First look at the little video explaining how to say the sound. Try the little activities too.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zn9q92p
  2. Next look at the ee phase 3 digraph workbook – try to print it out but if you can’t try to copy the words and pictures onto some paper.  Remember you can collect paper from school if you haven’t got any.

Try this simple game – go to the section  - sentences.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7
 

  • Mrs Tibbitts’ phonics group-

    This week you are going to learn about suffixes using -er.

  1. First look at the slides below which will explain all about suffixes using er.  (We will look at the rest of the powerpoint another time).
  2. Look at your worksheet for today and have a go at writing some sentences.
  3. When you have finished look at the word mat which will give you some more examples of suffixes – just look at the list of er words – we will look more closely at the others over the next few weeks.
  4. Now try to write some more sentences of your own.
  5. Have a go at playing this game again – prefixes and suffixes – to test your skills. Also have a look at the game about – sentences.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

♦ Reading Comprehension  

  • Orange and Green groups

Reading Comprehension Four Key Words

  1. There are 6 sheets – today just look at sheet 1.  Your four key words are –
    The, child, has, and    - try to learn how to spell and read them.  Also try to learn the names of the colours if you can.  Follow the instructions and colour them it in.
  2. If you have time you can finish the Three Key Words sheets from previous weeks.

 

  •  Yellow, Red, and Blue groups

Reading Comprehension – The Star - Poetry

  1. Read the first sheet – The Star by Jane Taylor – it’s a poem – some of you may know it as a song.  There are some questions for you to answer.  Have a go at them on your own first.  The second sheet has the answers for you to check – don’t look at these before you try answering!

 
♦ Family Shared Reading – Stop Telling Fibs
Share the story with your family, taking it in turns to read a page.  Talk about the characters and the setting afterwards. Which was your favourite part?

Here are some more ideas for you to look at –

The Life Science Centre has scientific activities for all ages –

 https://www.life.org.uk/life-goes-online

Bobby Seagull’s geography and history classes every Tuesday and Thursday –

https://www.facebook.com/bobbyseagull

Scouts ’The Great Indoors offers craft, learning and support for all –

https://www.scouts.org.uk/

 

Hope to see you all soon.

 Love from ,

Mrs Burton

x

Wednesday 1st July

Hello Class 2!

Me and Mr Shaw have been busy sorting your books and tidying Class 2 this week. Well done for your super Robin Hood work, I can see that some of you have done some brilliant research! Today we will continue with this and our times table practise too. Here are today's challenges:

 

♦ Topic Challenge: Using the research you did on Monday, make a wanted poster describing Robin Hood and his Merry Men! Imagine that you are the Sheriff of Nottingham and that you are trying to catch Robin, you will need to describe him clearly to people so that you can find him. You can use adjectives to describe how he looks and make sure that you tell the reader why you want to capture Robin hood- what has he done wrong?

  • Orange/ green groups- complete the sentences, try to use 'and' to make your sentences longer, for example: Robin Hood carries a bow and arrow and her wears green clothes.
  • Yellow/Red/Blue groups- Try to use interesting vocabulary to describe Robin Hood- remember you are the Sheriff of Nottingham and you think that Robin is a villain and a thief!

 

♦ Maths Challenge: You will need to use your times table work from Monday to help you solve some word problems!

  • Circles & triangles- Use your two times tables work that you did on Monday to help you complete the word problems. They are all about the 2 times table.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons- Use your times table knowledge to complete the word problems. Remember that you can swap the numbers in a multiplication sum, so 10 X 6 is the same as 6 X 10.

 

♦ Just for fun: Next week I will do a special ‘message board’ post on our class page. This means that you can write a message to some of your friends in Class 2 and I will post it onto our class page for them to see! You can say hello, tell them what you have been doing or that you miss them- maybe even tell them a joke! Send me your message for your friends before next Wednesday 8th July and I will post the message board on Thursday 9th July for them to see!

 

That's all for today Class 2, make sure you have time to rest and read every day. The oxford owl website has lots of new books on it, some are story books and some information (you may even find a Robin Hood book!): https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 29th June

Good morning Class 2,

I hope you all had a nice weekend. For the next few weeks our topic will be Robin Hood! You may already know some stories about Robin Hood or maybe have seen him in films or books. We will learn a bit more about the legend of Robin Hood today.

Here are today’s challenges…

 

♦ Topic Challenge: Look at and read the information about Robin Hood and his merry Men below:

Here are some websites where you can research Robin Hood:

 

♦ Maths Challenge: This week we will focus on revising our times tables and using them to solve word problems. Today I want you to practise recalling your times tables and making sure you are accurate with your answers.

  • Circles & Triangles- Watch this 2 times table video and see if you can join in with the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yf3xgE8wMc   Now have a go at filling in the 2X table work sheets for your group. If you can’t print the sheet just write your sums and number lines on a piece of paper.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons- First practise your times tables by playing this racing game, you can select the 2, 5 & 10 times tables (and 3 x tables if you know them)   https://www.timestables.co.uk/rally.html  Complete the times tables challenge sheet! If you can’t print it, you can copy the sums on to paper. Remember, you can swap the numbers around in multiplication sums so 10 X 6 is the same as 6 X 10

All groups: There is a times tables grid below which you can use to help you if you get stuck and to check your answers!

 

♦ Just for Fun: Have a go at this Pokemon Yoga! See if you can carefully copy the lady in the video, what do you notice happen to your body- does it get tired or does you heart beat faster like with your exercises from last week? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbCjkPlsaes&safe=active

 

I hope you enjoy finding out about Robin Hood- I'm looking forward to reading what you discover! Don't forget to email me a photo of your work if you can, or you can just email me to say hello!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

 

Friday 26th June

Hello again Class 2 from Mrs Burton.

How are you all?  It’s nearly the end of June, another month has almost gone by.  It will soon be July.  Let’s hope the sun continues to shine so you can all get outside and play.

 

Here is your work for you today:

♦ Phonics Challenge:

  • Mr Shaw’s and Ms Greyson’s phonics groups

This week’s digraph is ‘ai’.  Lots of you will know it already so this is really practising it again to make sure you have understood how to say it and spell it.

  1. First look at the little video explaining how to say the sound. Try the little activities too.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/z4xsxyc
  2. Next look at the ai phase 3 digraph workbook – try to print it out but if you can’t try to copy the words and pictures onto some paper.  Remember you can collect paper from school if you haven’t got any.

 

  • Mrs Tibbitts’ phonics group

This week you are going to learn about suffixes using - ed.

  1. First look at the powerpointjust pages 6 and 7  which will explain all about suffixes using ed.  (We will look at the rest of the powerpoint another time).
  2. Look at your worksheet for today and have a go at writing some sentences.
  3. When you have finished look at the wordmat which will give you some more examples of suffixes – just look at the list of ed words – we will look more closely at the others over the next few weeks.
  4. Now try to write some more sentences of your own.
  5. Have a go at playing this game – prefixes and suffixes – to test your skills. https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

 

Writing – all groups

If some of you would like to do some poem writing and drawing today for a change then I’m attaching another story and a little activity for you to do.

The story is called A Magical Muddle.  Read it and then try to do the activity – filling in the missing words and drawing pictures to match your words.  Don’t worry if you can’t, it’s an extra so it’s your choice!

♦ Reading Comprehension  

  • Orange and Green groups

Reading Comprehension Three Key Words

  1. There are 12 sheets – today just look at sheet 5.  Your three key words are –
    my, have, is    - try to learn how to spell and read them.  Also try to learn the names of the colours if you can.  Follow the instructions and colour them it in.
  2. If you have time you can try doing sheet 6 – the words are - the, are, is.

 

  •   Yellow, Red, and Blue groups

Reading Comprehension – The Amazing Amazon River – non-fiction

  1. Read the first sheet – The Amazing Amazon River – it’s an information text.  There are some questions for you to answer.  Have a go at them on your own first.  Look at the Reading Guidance sheet to help you understand the different types of questions.
  2. The second sheet has the answers for you to check – don’t look at these before you try answering!

 

Family Shared Reading – Part of the Party

Share the story with your family, taking it in turns to read a page. 

If you want to watch an assembly and remember what it was like to be part of a whole school again you can watch online assemblies on classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/kindness   - you might even see the Duchess of Cambridge talking about how important it is to be kind to each other.

 

Hope to see you all soon, enjoy the sunshine everyone.

 

Love from Mrs Burton x

 

►Hi class 2,

Just an extra note today for grown ups: There is also a guide below for parents to help explain the Black Lives Matter movement to children. I am sure some of them will have picked up on it in the news and it can be quite a sensitive subject to explain to them. This guide might help you to talk to your child about it and reassure them. please email us with any questions or concerns.

Many thanks!

Mrs Tibbitts & Mrs Burton

xx

Hi Class 2,

This is just a quick message to let you know that there are some work packs at school if you would like some extra activities to do at home. There are also pencils, felt tips, glue and paper that you can collect if you need it.

I also wanted to show some of the fabulous work that you have been doing in the last few weeks– well done everyone, I’m very proud of you! Have a look at the slides below to see your friend’s work:

 

Wednesday 24th June

Hello Class 2 and happy Wednesday!

Today you will be learning about the fourth and final famous and important person that our school houses are named after...it's Mo Farah! 

First, have a look at this video of Mo Farah talking about how to be a good sports person:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31564982

Mo has a great attitude towards exercise and this has helped him to win gold medals! Today, I'd like you to try and have this same positive and hard working attitude towards your challenges, here they are...

 

PE Challenge: Mo Farah is a famous athlete, he is brilliant at running! When we exercise our bodies change, our muscles grow and blood is pumped around our bodies- this keeps us healthy. Watch this video about why it's important to exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgz67GIlENs

Now have a look at the PE challenges below, try to do one or two each day this week. When you do the exercises, what do you notice? If you do them everyday do they get harder or easier?

 

Topic Challenge: You have watched the video of Mo Farah above, now read through the slides below. They will tell you more about Mo Farah and what today's topic challenge is:

 

 

That's it for today Class 2, don't tire yourself out doing too much exercise! A little bit every day is healthy and just fine. If you'd like to have a look at the 'Ready, steady, Mo' story book that Mo Farah wrote, you can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwYROLGGsSo

You can also find some brilliant super hero workouts for kids by Sports England here (your grown ups might like them too!): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCokO71NW3TgndaSNyHIqwtQ

Or if you'd like some calmer, relaxing exercises try Cosmic Kid Yoga (also good for the grown ups too!): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Be careful when you are exercising and ask a grown up to help you. We are all busy at school getting it ready for when you all come back- hopefully it will not be too long because we miss you lots!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Monday 22nd June

Hello Class 2! laugh

I hope that you all had a nice weekend! I did some sewing and gardening in between the rain. I have added some books about Coronavirus to the books section at the top of our Class page, they might help you to understand why we have to socially distance and keep safe at the moment.

Last week we learnt about Martin Luther King Jr. and Malala Yousafzai, this week we will be learning about two other famous and important people: Greta Thunberg and Mo Farah.

Today we will learn about Greta Thunberg, do some art and a maths activity.

Here are today's challenges:

 

Topic/Art challenge: Have a look at the slides below. They tell you about Greta Thunberg and also will teach you what Land Art is.

When you have taken a photo of your Land Art, make sure you send it to me- I'd love to see your creations!

 

Maths Challenge: This week I would like you to concentrate on learning your number bonds. Here is a video explaining what number bonds are: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwv39j6/articles/zx3982p

It's really important to know your number bonds really well, this will help you when you come to add bigger numbers.This week I would like you to ask your grown up to quiz you on your number bonds. You can do this by playing 'Zap'. Your grown up or sibling needs to zap you with a magic wand (they can pretend to be holding one), they say "zap" and a number up to 10 or 20, you need to zap them back with the number that you'd add to it to make 10 or 20. See if you can get quicker over the week!

  • Circles & Triangles groups: I'd like you to play Zap with numbers up to 10. Have a look at the rainbow number bonds poster below to help you:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons groups: I'd like you to play Zap with number up to 20. Have a look at the number bonds poster below to help you. If you find this easy, see if you can find the inverse (subtraction) sum for each number bond, for example 12 + 8 = 20 becomes 20 - 8 = 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's all of today's challenges class 2. Don't forget, you don't have to do them all today- you can do one or two each day. Make sure you do one of the PE activities too- it's so important to keep our bodies fit and healthy!

Keep Safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

 Friday 19th June

Hello Class 2 from Mrs Burton. It’s Friday again!  I hope you and all your families are well.  The weather has improved a little bit this week hasn’t it, hopefully it will continue over the weekend.  Thank you to those children who completed their work from me – well done, keep it up.

 

Here is your work for you today:

♦ Phonics Challenge:

  • Mr Shaw’s and Ms Greyson’s phonics groups-

This week’s digraph is ‘th’.  Lots of you will know it already so this is really practising it again to make sure you have understood how to say it and spell it.

  1. First look at the little video explaining how to say the sound. Try the little activities too.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zk6f6v4
  2. Next look at the th workbook – try to print it out but if you can’t try to copy the words and pictures onto some paper.  Remember you can collect paper from school if you haven’t got any.
  • Mrs Tibbitts’ phonics group

This week you are going to learn about suffixes using - ing.

  1. First look at the slides below which will explain all about suffixes using ing.
  2. Look at your worksheet for today and have a go at writing some sentences.
  3. When you have finished look at the wordmat which will give you some more examples of suffixes – just look at the list of ing words – we will look more closely at the others over the next few weeks.
  4. Now try to write some more sentences of your own.

♦ Reading Comprehension Challenge:  

  • Orange and Green groups-Reading Comprehension Three Key Words:
  1. There are 12 sheets – today just look at sheet 4.  Your three key words are –
    is, are, has - try to learn how to spell and read them.  Also try to learn the names of the colours if you can.  Follow the instructions and colour them in.
  2. Then, if you didn’t finish all the sheets last week have a look at the ‘I can read phase 3 words’ sheets.  You will need to print them and you will also need scissors and glue.  Again, don’t worry if you can’t print them, you can try to copy the words and pictures onto paper.

 

 

  • Yellow, Red, and Blue groups- Reading Comprehension – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue -Fiction
  1. Read the first sheet – about Bunny Brown and his sister Sue – it is short story.  There are some questions for you to answer.  Have a go at them on your own first.  Look at the Reading Guidance sheet to help you understand the different types of questions.
  2. The second sheet has the answers for you to check – don’t look at these before you try answering!

 

Family Shared Reading – Treasures in the Garden

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-53236-treasures-in-the-garden-ebook

Share the story with your family, taking it in turns to read a page.  Talk about the characters and the setting afterwards. Which was your favourite part?

 

 

Here are some other ideas for you to try if you have time.

BookTrust Home Time – booktrust.org.uk

The Maths Factor – created by Carol Vorderman – an online maths school for children aged up to 12 – themathsfactor.com

 

Hope to see you all soon.

 

Love from,

Mrs Burton x

Wednesday 16th June

Hello Class 2!

I hope you are having a good week, did you hear the thunder and see the lightening earlier in the week?surprise

Well done if you sent me some work about Martin Luther King Jr or your measuring work! Today we will be comparing some more measurements and learning abit about Malala Yousafzai. Here are today's challenges for you:

 

Topic Challenge: Today we will learn more about Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a 22 year old girl from Pakistan. She fights so that girls like her can have the same opportunities and education as boys. She doesn’t fight with people by hitting or kicking them, instead she uses her words, writing to people and speaking to big crowds to try and change their minds. She has written lots of books already, listen to this one called ‘Malala’s Magic pencil’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EJY1fv0EPU

Malala made some important changes in Pakistan and she did this using her ‘magic pencil’ to write to people and ask them to change their minds. I would like you to imagine that you have a magic pencil! Have a look at the sheet below. What would you do if you had a magic pencil? I wonder what changes you would like to make. Talk to your grown up or sibling about the questions on the sheet and then write your answers down. If you are in orange group, ask your grown up to help you write your sentences.

Extra challenge: use some connecting words to make your answers longer: and, but, if, because, when

 

Maths Challenge: I’d like you to think about the work you did for Monday’s challenge. You were using greater than, less than and equal to signs to compare measurements in grams and kilograms. Today we will be using the symbols to compare litres and millilitres. We use litres(l) and millilitres(ml) to measure the capacity of liquid like water, juice or milk. Have a look at the slides below and see if you can answers the questions:

All groups will need to complete a pipeline puzzle. Here is what you need to do:
  • Circles & Triangles groups: Look at the measurements on the pipes. Colour the pipes that are more than a litre (1000ml) red, less than a litre blue and equal to a litre green.
  • Squares & Pentagons groups: Look at the measurements on the pipes. Colour the pipes that are more than 500ml red, less than a 500ml blue and equal to 500ml green.
  • Hexagons group: Look at the measurements on the pipes. Colour the pipes that are more than ¾ litre (750ml) red, less than a ¾ litre blue and equal to ¾ litre green.

 If you can’t print the sheets- don’t worry! You can write the measurements down on a piece of paper and underline them with the correct colour.

 

That's all of your challenges for today Class 2. If you want to do something extra you could have a go at reading some alien words on the phonics play website, why not keep trying to beat your score! https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

 

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 15th June

Good morning Class 2!laugh

I hope you all had a nice weekend, we had lots of rain and then some sunshine- did anyone see a rainbow?

Over the next two weeks we will be thinking and writing about the famous people our houses are named after- King, Malala, Farah and Greta. We will learn bit more about why they are important and the special things that they have done and taught us. Can you remember the books that we read in class two about these important people?

Here are today’s challenges:

 

Writing Challenge: Have a look at the slides below, they will tell you some information about Martin Luther King and why he was important. You can also find out some more information in this book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eX2sVQ6PAU

  • Blue, Red & Yellow groups: Try to write 6 sentences about MLK, challenge yourself to extend your sentences by using ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘if’.
  • Green group: Try to write some sentences about MLK. Can you use ‘and’ to make your sentences longer?
  • Orange group: try to match the pictures about MLK to the phrases.

 

Maths Challenge: Today we will think about measurements again and how some things weigh more or less than others. We will try to record this using the greater than, less than and equal to symbols: ›  ‹  =

Read the slides below about the boxers and what they eat:

Have a go at completing the work sheet below for your group. You will need to look at the weight of the food and then use the symbols to compare them.

 

♦ PE Challenge: Have a go at doing PE with Joe- https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1  It's really important to keep your bodies moving to help you to grow big and strong!

 

That's it for today Class 2, I hope you enjoy doing the challenges over the next couple of days. If you can't print the sheets then have a look at them on your computer, tablet or phone and then try to make your own or write your answers on a piece of paper.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Friday 12th June

Hello Class 2 from Mrs Burton. It’s Friday again!  I hope you and all your families are well.  Keep up with the good work, well done for trying everyone.

Here is your work for you today...

 

Phonics/grammar Challenge:

•Mr Shaw’s and Ms Greyson’s phonics groups-

This week’s digraph is ‘sh’.  Lots of you will know it already so this is really practising it again to make sure you have understood how to say it and spell it.

 

  1. First look at the little video explaining how to say the sound. Try the little activities too.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zhg8gwx
  2. Next look at the sh phase 3 digraph workbook – try to print it out but if you can’t try to copy the words and pictures onto some paper.  Remember you can collect paper from school if you haven’t got any.

•Mrs Tibbitts’ phonics group-

This week you are going to practise more expanded noun phrases.

  1. First look at the slides below again to remind you all about expanded noun phrases.
  2. Next look again at the expanded noun phrases wordmat.
  3. Using the wordmat try to write some different expanded noun phrases and  sentences using the picture to help.

 

♦ Reading Comprehension Challenge:  
Orange and Green groups-
Reading Comprehension Three Key Words

  1.  Your three key words are –  I, have, and  - try to learn how to spell and read them.  Also try to learn the names of the colours if you can.

Then have a look at the ‘I can read phase 3' words sheets.  You will need to print them and you will also need scissors and glue.  Again, don’t worry if you can’t print them, you can try to copy the words and pictures onto paper
 
Yellow, Red, and Blue groups-
Reading Comprehension – Dinosaur on Tour – non-fiction

  1. Read the first sheet – about Dippy the Diplodocus.  There are some questions for you to answer.  Have a go at them on your own first.  Look at the Reading Guidance sheet to help you understand the different types of questions.

The second sheet has the answers for you to check – don’t look at these before you try answering!
 
♦ Family Shared Reading – The Best Dress Ever
Share the story with your family, taking it in turns to read a page.  Talk about the characters and the setting afterwards. Which was your favourite part?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-or-774-the-best-dress-ever-ebook
 
If you like stories and want to hear more try looking at
storylineonline.net
sla.org.uk/school-closure-resources   
 
You can also go to
booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun
bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories
 
Hope to see you all soon.
Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

Wednesday 10th June

Good Morning Class 2! laugh

I hope you are all busy doing your challenges and looking after your mums and dads. Don't forget to keep reading lots, you can find lots of online books at: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Today your challenges will be all about measuring. Here they are:

Measuring challenge 1: When we measure the weight of something we can use lots of different units of measurement. Today we will be thinking about grams and kilograms. Read the slides below and see if you can answer the questions on them:

Measuring Challenge 2: Now have a go at filling out the measuring work sheets below.

  • Circles & Triangles- You will need to choose objects from around your home to measure. Hold one in each hand and see which object is lighter and which is heavier. Draw the objects on the scales. If you can, weigh them on scales and write their weight/mass on the sheet. If you can't print the work sheet, just draw your objects on paper and write 'lighter' or 'heavier' next to them.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons- Have a look at the different scales and objects on the sheets. Ask a grown up to ask you the questions about them and see if you can answer them. You can write the answers down on a piece of paper.

 

Writing Challenge: Write a review for the biscuits you made. Did they taste yummy? How could you improve them? Try to use some interesting adjectives to describe your biscuits. You can use the one below or you could write your own review.

 

I hope you all enjoy making and eating your biscuits! If you can't make your own biscuits at home then have a look at some of the food in your kitchen, look at the packets and find the measurements of how much they weigh. You could write these in a list and try to put them in order from lightest to heaviest.

 

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 8th June

Ahoy Class 2!

I hope that you all had a nice weekend. Thankyou to the children that sent me their work, I'm very proud of all of you! Did you know that today is World Oceans Day? It's a day when we can think about how to protect and look after the oceans in our planet, have a look at this video about why the ocean needs protecting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7VJ1pFKad4 

This week we will think a little more about oceans. Here are today's challenges: 

Topic Challenge: Have a look at the slides below. They tell you a little bit more information about World Oceans Day and why it is important. The last slides have some ideas for how you could make your own ocean using recycled things. Make sure you send me a picture of your ocean models! 

Ocean Maths: Here are some ocean themed activities for you to do, try to complete the sums or counting and then check your answers on the last sheet. 

  • Circles & Triangles: Count the sea creatures, colour them and then write the correct number of them in the box. If you cant print the sheet, I wonder if you can have a go at counting them on your screen then writing the answers on some paper. You could even draw your own sea creatures to colour!
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons: Try to crack the code to spell the sea creature names. You will need to work out the answers to each sum, then see which letter matches the number answer and write the letter in the box below the sum. When you have found the answers and letters for all the sums on one line it should spell a word! 

Ocean PE: Have a go at doing the 'Squish the Fish' Yoga. Follow what the lady says and pretend you are under the sea! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw 

 

That's it for today class 2! I will also add a World Ocean Day word search with the work sheets below if you'd like to have a go at that too. Don't forget to email your work- or just to say hi! 

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Friday 5th June

Hello Class 2 from Mrs Burton. I know it’s been a full week since it was the half term holiday but I hope you all enjoyed the break from school work.  The weather was wonderful wasn’t it but it may not be as sunny from now on for a while.  Thank you to everyone who had a go at the phonics and grammar work last half term – I know it’s not easy when you’re trying to do it on your own.  It’s still phonics and grammar from me again this half term but I have tried to make it a little easier for you.

 

Here is your work for you today.

♦ Phonics Challenge-

-Mr Shaw’s and Ms Greyson’s phonics groups:

We have decided to combine these two groups and concentrate on phase 3 digraphs and words. 

This week’s digraph is ‘ch’.  Lots of you will know it already so this is really practising it again to make sure you have understood how to say it and spell it.

  1. First look at the little video explaining how to say the sound. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zjp3pg8
  2. Next look at the ch phase 3 digraph workbook below – try to print it out but if you can’t try to copy the words and pictures.

 

- Mrs Tibbitts’ phonics group:

This week you are going to learn  - All about expanded noun phrases.

  1. First look at the powerpoint below explaining all about expanded noun phrases.
  2. Next look at the expanded noun phrases word mat.
  3. Using the word mat try to write some expanded noun phrases of your own on the worksheet.  If you can, try to write some sentences too using the pictures to help.

♦ Reading Challenge-   
- Orange and Green groups:
Reading Comprehension Three Key Words

  1. There are 12 sheets – today just look at the first sheet.  Your three key words are – My, is, and   - try to learn how to spell and read them.  Also try to learn the names of the colours if you can. If you want to do another sheet, do sheet 3.
  2. Then have a look at the ‘I can read phase 3 words’ sheets.  You will need to print them and you will also need scissors and glue.  Again, don’t worry if you can’t print them, you can try to copy the words and pictures onto paper.

 
- Yellow, Red, and Blue groups
Reading Comprehension – Bear in a Cave – Poetry

  1. Read the first sheet – a poem about a bear in a cave.  There are some questions for you to answer.  Have a go at them on your own first.  Look at the Reading Guidance sheet to help you understand the different types of questions.
  2. The second sheet has the answers for you to check – don’t look at these before you try answering!

 
♦ Family Shared Reading – The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Share the story with your family, taking it in turns to read a page. 
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tp-l-52246-the-tale-of-peter-rabbit-ebook

Talk about the characters and the setting afterwards. Which was your favourite part?
 
If you like stories and want to hear more try looking at storylineonline.net
or go to sla.org.uk/school-closure-resources
 
Hope to see you all soon.
 
Love from,

Mrs Burton x

Fred the Frog has been 'busy' helping to tidy Class 2 and doing some gardening with me at home. He has been abit naughty though and kept playing hide and seek when I was trying to work! Can you spot him in the photos below?

Tuesday 3rd June

Good Morning Class 2!

It's a little bit rainy today so hopefully you can stay inside and get some extra challenges done wink

Well done to those children that have sent me some of their completed challenges, you are already earning lots of house points! Here are the next challenges:

 

Writing challenge: Do you remember Bob the Man on the Moon? He has a cousin named Dougal who has been on a holiday recently. Watch this video of ‘Dougal’s Deep Sea Dive’ by Simon Bartram to see what Dougal did on his holiday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULjWgbz1nDw

Now can you have a go at filling out the deep sea diary below or make your own. Imagine that you are Dougal, what did you see or do under the sea? You can use the ideas from the book about Dougal or you could think of your own.

  • Orange Group: Draw a picture and try to label it. Sound out the words carefully.
  • Green group: Write 2 sentences and a picture for each day in the diary, don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops.
  • Blue, Red & Yellow groups: Write three sentences and pictures for each day in the diary. Challenge yourself to use more than one adjective to describe the things you see and use a coma between them, for example: I saw an enormous, shiny submarine. I swam with cute, friendly dolphins.

 

Maths Challenge: Have a look at the following slides about fractions and how to split numbers into halves and quarters:

Have a go at the maths sheets below. Please don’t worry if you can’t print them, you can draw the ladybirds or shapes to help you or write the answers down on a piece of paper instead. To help you, you could use buttons, dried pasta, pencils or any other objects you have at home to help you share (divide) and find the answer!

  • Circles group: Count the number of spots up to 10 above each ladybird then share them into the two halves of the ladybird. Count one half to find the answer.
  • Triangles group:  Count the number of spots up to 20 above each ladybird then share them into the two halves of the ladybird. Count one half to find the answer.
  • Squares and Pentagons groups: Find the halves and quarters of the numbers by sharing the dots. You could use objects t help you to share into groups of 2 (half) or 4 (quarter).
  • Hexagons group: Have a go at the fraction word problems! Read them carefully and remember, finding half or quarter is the same as sharing(dividing) into groups of 2 (half) or 4 (quarter).

 

Just for fun: Learn more about the names of different sea creatures by playing one of these games: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/category/topics/sea-animals

 

That's it for today Class 2, I look forward to seeing your work! You can always read some of the books and make a book review or book mark as an extra activity. I will add some more activities for you to choose at the top of our class page!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 1st June

Hi Class 2,

I hope you all had a nice half term with your families and enjoyed the sunshine! I have been doing some sewing and gardening, what have you been doing?

I’m so proud of the work you have been doing so far! This half term I will set your challenges on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Have a go at doing one or two of the challenges each day- just remember to email me when you have finished so that I can check your work and give you some house points!

This week we will be thinking about the ocean! Here are today’s challenges:

 

Music Challenge: Can you learn this song 'A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea': https://safeyoutube.net/w/Msh6  Can you learn and perform the song by heart? Try tapping the rhythm of the song. Can you think of some actions to match it?

 

Writing Challenge: Have a look at this island video: https://safeyoutube.net/w/Dxh6 

Did you know that people used to send messages to other islands in a bottle? They would write a letter, put it in a bottle and then put it in the sea to float to another beach! Can you write a message in a bottle? What can you see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Imagine you are on the desert island and write a letter to a friend describing what it is like.

 

Maths Challenge: Have a look at the video about fractions and try to do the quiz: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82/articles/zq2yfrd

Have a go at the pizza fractions sheet below. After, why not ask your grown up if you can make mini pizzas and see if you can cut them into halves and quarters! Here’s an easy recipe you could use: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pitta-pizzas-0

 

I wonder if you know any facts about the ocean already. Maybe you'd like to find out some more information using books or the internet! I will post the next challenges on Wednesday.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Friday 22nd May

Good morning Class 2!

How do you make a goldfish old?

Take away the g! cheeky

Thankyou to the children that have sent me photos of their octopus- they are fantastic! Here are today's challenges:

Literacy Challenge: This week we have been learning about animals. Read the 'Ronald the Rhino' story- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-2545622-ronald-the-rhino-ebook

  • Orange & Green groups: Try to write a sentence to go with each picture to retell the story. Remember to use capital letters and full stops.
  • Blue, Red & Yellow groups: Write 2 sentences to match each picture to retell the story. Try to use verbs in your sentences to describe what is happening to Ronald and his friends.

Maths Challenge:

  • Circles & Triangles- Try to solve the word problems below using addition number sentences. Use your number line to help you or you could use objects to add the total (buttons, smarties or dried pasta work well for this!)
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons- Try to solve the word problems below using addition and subtraction number sentences. You will need to read the problem then think about if you need to add or take away. You can use your 100 square or column addition to help you find the answers.

 

Just for fun: Lot's of you will be celebrating Eid over the next few days. Mrs Fredericks has some fantastic baking recipes that you might like to try to celebrate with your families- https://www.bentinckprimaryschool.co.uk/mrs-fredericks-recipes/

Mrs Fredericks has also made some beautiful cards, perhaps you might like to make a special card for one of your friends or family too:

If you don't celebrate Eid, you might like to make a card for someone special in your family to make them smile!

Well done for all your hard work this half term Class 2, I'm very proud of all of you! Have a look below at the house token chart- wow! You have earned such a lot of points- fantastic!

Make sure you have a rest over half term and we will start our challenges again on Monday 1st June.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Thursday 21st May

Hello Class 2, it’s Thursday again!

This is our last week before half term – so next week is a holiday!

I hope you have a lovely time with your family and that the sunshine and good weather continue so that we can all spend some time outside.

We’re not quite sure what will happen after half-term but you never know you might be back in school very soon!

Here is your work for you today:

 

Phonics Challenge:

 

  • Miss Greyson’s phonics group- Today we are going to look at the or spelling pattern – phase 3. Watch the little video explaining the or sound:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr6f6v4 There is a little quiz for you to do as well.  It has 2 parts – try to do both parts. There are two worksheets for you to do afterwards – the 1st one is a booklet to print and do, the 2nd is a list of or words – some of them are real, some of them are alien – you have to decide which of them are real and which of them are nonsense. Colour them in different colours. Now see if you can play this game.  You will need to read the questions carefully: https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

 

  • Mrs Tibbitts’ phonics group- This week you are going to learn  - What are suffixes? Watch the little video, if you can, to explain all about suffixes.  Try to answer the questions and quizzes too:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx  There is an activity for you to do afterwards – filling in the missing words choosing the correct suffix.

 

♦ Reading Challenge:

 

  • Yellow, Red and Blue groups- Comprehension ‘ALL ABOUT DOGS’: Read the text below and try to answer the questions in sentences.  Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops.

 

♦ Family Shared Reading – ‘THE ZOO VET’:

It’s always nice to share a story with someone in your family.  Read the e-book together, enjoying the words and pictures.  Can you talk about the story afterwards remembering the characters and setting? You can read the book here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/the-zoo-vet-ebook-t-or-1115 Or you can read the book on the slides below:

If you love books and stories you might like to go to https://www.oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

He is a best-selling children’s author and he is reading one of his books on Instagram every day and talking about how he wrote them. Videos of previously read stories are on his website.

 

Have fun everyone.  Hope to see you soon.

Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

Wednesday 20th May

Hi Class 2!

We are doing lots of sorting this week!

Well done- you are all working so hard!

What is an octopus’ favourite film? ….Octopus in boots!

Here’s a funny joke that Maryam told me yesterday:

What is a cat’s favourite colour? …. Puuuuurrple! wink

Her are today's challenges:

 

Science & Literacy Challenge: Today we will think about what different animals eat. When we think about animals, humans and what they eat we put them into 3 different groups. These groups are called herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Read the slides below to find out more about them:

There’s a video and activity that you can do here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q

Then have a go at filling in the information sheet. Sound out your words carefully.

Extra Challenge: Can you think of any other food chains? Have a think about which group different animals fit into.

 

Maths Challenge: I’d like you to think about what you have just learned about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Sort the animals into the Carroll diagram below. Don’t forget- you can always draw your own Carroll Diagram if you can’t print it!

Extra challenge: write a sentence for each animal saying what you think they eat!

 

Craft Challenge:  Have a look at my video on how to make an octopus from a toilet roll! You will need: an empty toilet roll, scissors, paint & paint brush, a pen, paper or card. You might like to put some newspaper on your table first so that you don’t get paint on it! If you don’t have paint, that’s okay- you can always colour your octopus with felt tips or use some coloured paper cut up to stick on it. You might like to make more than one so that your octopus doesn’t get lonely and don’t forget to give them names!

video octopus

This is "video octopus" by Bentinck Primary & Nursery on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

That's it for today Class 2! Don't forget to go outside and get some fresh air today and do some animal PE exercises too!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Tuesday 19th May

Olla Class 2!

On which day do lions like to eat humans? 

On Chews-day! cheeky

Did you like finding out about the different groups of animals? There are lots of them to remember but don't worry, we will do some more work on this another time!

Here are today's challenges:

Animal Maths ChallengeLast week we used venn diagrams to sort things. This week we will use Carroll diagrams! Have a look at the information on the slides below. (You could also look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C02Bd3-tM9k)

Now have a go at sorting the animals on to the carroll diagram. The work sheet is below or you can make your own and draw the animals on.

Extra challenge: Try making your own carroll diagram using the blank one below. You could sort your toys into different groups!

 

Literacy Challenge- Today we will use some pictures of animals to write sentences using verbs and adverbs. Verbs are action words and adverbs describe how the verb is being done. For example: Class 2 are quickly running in the playground. Running is the verb and quickly is the adverb.

Extra challenge- try finding new verbs and adverbs from the list below. Use a dictionary to find out what they mean.

 

When you are doing your PE challenges this week, try to think of the verb for what you are doing (ie. jumping) and an adverb to describe your action (ie. Energetically).

That's it for today Class 2! The weather is supposed to be sunny today and tomorrow so make sure you go for a safe walk with your grown up smiley

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 18th May

Bonjour Class 2!

Do you know why the snake crossed the road?? To get to the other sssssssside! laugh

I wonder if you know any animal jokes- perhaps you could send me some! This week we will continue to learn about animals. Here are today's challenges:

Science Challenge: First I’d like you to see how many animals you can think of in 1 minute- ask your grown up to time you. Read, steady, GO!

How many animals did you think of?

Animals can be sorted into 6 different groups. We are going to learn about the different groups of animals today. Read the information below and talk to your grown up about the animals- do you recognise the animals? Have you heard of the animal groups? What do you know about them already?

There are some videos about the animal groups on BBC bitesize too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4svgwx

Have a go at sorting the animals on the worksheet below into the different groups, you can use the information above to help you. Then you can check your answers below! (Don’t forget- you don’t have to print the sheet! You can make your own groups and write the animal names or draw a picture of them)

PE Challenge: Have a go at doing some of these animal PE activities! You can print them below or look at them on these slides. Try to do at least one a day, each day this week. You can do them in your garden, in your home or in the park! Be careful and make sure a grown up supervises you.

Just for fun: Have a go at playing this 'Who am I?' game. Instructions- Ask someone in your family to play this game with you. Take it in turns to think of an animal. The other people/person playing the game has to guess the animal you are thinking of by asking you questions about what the animal is (Don’t tell them the animal unless they guess it correctly!). They might ask questions like: What does the animal eat? Where does the animal live? What noise does the animal make? Is it a mammal/fish/bird?

 

That's it for today Class 2! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I look forward to seeing your work this week and hopefully reading some of your animal jokes!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Wow! Look at all the house points you have got so far this half term! It is very close between 2 houses, BUT there is still time for the other houses to catch up!

I'd like to give a special mention to the following children for emailing their work this week and helping their house earn house points: Maryam, Areeba, CJay, Ahmed, Samar, Abiha, Sara H and Noor.

Well done, keep up the good work!

Friday 15th May

Good morning Class 2!

I hope you're all enjoying our animal topic week, we will continue learning about animals next week too! Here are today's challenges for you:

 

Literacy Challenge: I would like you to make an Animal Alphabet! Use the sheet below or make your own anima alphabet on a piece of paper.  

  • Orange and green groups- Think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet.
  • Yellow, red and blue groups- Think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet. Can you add an adjective beginning with the same letter?

 

Maths Challenge 1: Have a go at sorting the numbers onto the venn diagram. There are two sheets and you can choose which one you do, or you can do both!

  • Easy venn diagram- Sort numbers that are more than 10, less than 15 or both.
  • Tricky venn diagram- Sort the numbers that are in the 2 times table, the 5 times table or both.

 

Maths Challenge 2: Have a go at the animal maths problems, there is a different sheet for each group. There are some questions that your grown up could ask you too.

 

That's it for today Class 2, make sure you do one of the PE or dance activities in the section at the top of the page or go outside for some exercise, it's important to keep fit and healthy!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Thursday 14 May

Hello Class 2,

It’s Thursday again! It comes around quickly doesn’t it?! Which means it’s phonics, grammar and reading day.

Before we get down to that though, I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday Weekend and the beautiful weather.  My street had a bit of party – from our front gardens and talking across the road but it was very enjoyable.  Did you celebrate at all?

I hope you are continuing to stay well and a big thank you to everyone who completed last week’s phonics and grammar work.

Here is your work for you today:

Phonics Challenge-

 

Reading Challenge-

  • Orange and Green groups: Look at the video story of ‘RHYME TIME’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvmjhv/articles/zfypxyc   Now try and follow the story on your own, reading some of the words if possible.
  • Yellow, Red, and Blue groups: Reading comprehension ‘ALL ABOUT HONEYBEES’ – read the text below and try to answer the questions in full sentences.  Don’t forget capital letters and full stops.

 

♦ Family Shared Reading: ‘CHARLIE THE FIREFIGHTER’

It’s always nice to share a story with someone in your family.  Read the e-book together or look at the slides of the book below, enjoying the words and pictures.  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-or-271-charlie-the-firefighter-ebook

Can you talk about the story afterwards remembering the characters and setting?

 

 

If you’ve still got time after doing all your work you might like to do some coding.  You can learn computer programming skills for free if you go to –

  • blockly.games
  • crunchzilla.com/code-monster
  • scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games

 

Have fun everyone.

Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

Wednesday 13th May

Hello Class 2!

I have had emails from some of you saying that you received a postcard from me yesterday! Don't forget to check the post! I liked hearing about your favourite animals and had some super work on venn diagrams- well done! I have given out lots of house points already, I wonder which house will be in the lead on Friday surprise

 

Here are today's challenges for you:

Literacy: Can you remember when we looked at leaflets in class 2? I want you to design a leaflet explaining how to look after the pet you found out about with your pet interview yesterday. Make sure you find out about, and include these subheadings: Food, exercise and sleep. Your leaflet will need to have pictures and a title. You can make your leaflet by taking a piece of paper and folding it in half or use the template below.

Extra Challenge: Can you use an exclamation mark in your leaflet? You might be able to do this when you write an interesting fact.

Maths Challenge: Yesterday we sorted animals onto a venn diagram, today I would like you to sort some shapes onto a venn diagram! Have a look at the slides below:

 

  • Circles & Triangles groups- You will sort 2D shapes onto a venn diagram. You will sort them between shapes with straight edges, shapes with curved edges and shapes with both.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons groups- You will sort 3D shapes into shapes that have a curved edge, shapes that have straight edges and shapes that have both.

Extra challenge: Can you label all the shapes? What are their names and properties?

Just for fun: Do the ‘if animals danced’ song! See if your grown ups and brothers and sisters can join in too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ePPeUbwSs

 

That's it for today class 2! I hope you enjoy today's challenges. Tomorrow there will be some phonics and reading challenges from Mrs Burton. Make sure you email me your work or just to say hello!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Class 2!

I hope you enjoyed thinking about your favourite animal yesterday- I'm looking forward to reading your emails today to see your work! One of my favourite animals are cats, have a look at these funny photos of cats that Mrs Deegan sent me- they made me laugh! laugh

 

Here are today's challenges:

Literacy Challenge:  Does anyone in your family have a pet? Can you speak to them on the telephone? Ask them how they look after their pet, use the questions below to interview them and write their answers then think of 2 of your own questions to ask them about looking after a pet.

 

Maths Challenge: Have a look at the information on how to use a Venn diagram below:

Sort the animals using the venn diagram below, or make your own by drawing around a plate or bowl 2 times (make sure the circles overlap). You will need to sort the animals into animals that can live on land, in the water or both. You can print the animals to cut and stick them in the correct place or you can draw them on your venn diagram. These are the animals I’d like you to sort:

Just for fun: Find out more about different kinds of pets here-  https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets

 

Don't forget to email me if you are stuck, to send me your work or just to say hello! My email address is at the top of this page. Tomorrow we will do some more work on animals!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 11th May

Good Morning Class 2!

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend. This week we will be learning about animals. We will think about animal’s habitats, what different animals eat and animals that we keep as pets. Here are today's challenges:

Literacy & Topic Challenge- Today I’d like you to  think of your favourite animal. Have a look on this website if you’re stuck for ideas: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html

Find out some information about your animal then make a fact file about them. You can use the one below or you can copy it and make your own one. Try to use interesting adjectives to describe your animal- there are some adjectives you might like to magpie below!

Extra challenge: First underline the adjectives. Then using a thesaurus or a dictionary, can you find new adjectives to use to describe your animal? If you don’t have a dictionary or thesaurus at home you can use this website: https://www.thesaurus.com/ 

 

Maths Challenge- First watch the video on comparing number sentences on the bitesize website below, then have a go at Activity 1. If you are in Circles or triangles group, use counters up to 20. Squares, pentagons and Hexagons can start by using counters up to 30, then extend to 40 or 50! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7fgcqt

If you want to show me your work you can email me a photo of your number sentences and how you compared them using less than, more than and equal to signs.

 

Just for fun- One of my favourite animals are cats! Can you have a go at the karate cat games below?

Karate cats Literacy game: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

Karate cats maths game: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw

 

Tomorrow I will give you some more animal challenges. Have a look in the book section at the top of the page to read some information books about animals.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

 

 

Friday 8th May

Hello Class 2!

Today is a special day. It is the 75 year anniversary of VE Day! VE day was a special day in 1945 because it was the end of World War 2 for Europe. People from different countries had been fighting for a long time and families had to stay at home to keep safe, a little bit like we are having to do now. But on VE Day they all got to celebrate the end of the war with big parties with all their friends and families! You can read more about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Lots of Dads, brothers, uncles and sons had to go and fight in World War 2 so it was a big celebration when the war ended for Europe 75 years ago today. Here is a photo of my Grandads who were both soldiers in World War 2 and my Grandma who was in the Land Army. They all celebrated VE Day 75 years ago today:

 

It was a difficult time for families as a lot of them were split apart, so today I would like you to celebrate being with your family. You could play a game together, go for a walk together or perhaps try doing some baking to share with your family. Below is a recipe to make some pancakes that you might like to try. Have a nice bank holiday weekend with your families Class 2 and enjoy the sunshine! laugh 

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Thursday 7th May

Hello Class 2,

How are you all?  I hope you are all keeping fit and well.  The weather wasn’t so good last week but I hope you are still getting lots of fresh air and exercise.  Well done to everyone who completed last week’s phonics and grammar work. Here is your work for you today:

♦ Phonics Challenge:

Reading Challenge:   

  • Orange and Green groups- Look at the video story of ‘COOK BOOK’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvmjhv/articles/z6t2wty Now try and follow the story on your own, reading some of the words if possible.
  • Yellow, Red, and Blue groups- Complete the reading comprehension sheet  ‘ALL ABOUT BUTTERFLIES’  below– read the text and try to answer the questions in sentences.  Don’t forget capital letters and full stops.

Family Shared Reading– ‘THE BEAR WHO CAME TO BABYSIT’ It’s always nice to share a story with someone in your family.  Read the e-book together, enjoying the words and pictures.  Can you talk about the story afterwards remembering the characters and setting?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/the-bear-who-came-to-babysit-ebook-t-e-2548928

Don't forget to send your work to me. I hope you enjoy the challenges today and enjoy the sunshine!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

 

I hope that you are enjoying this week's challenges Class 2. Today I have been busy writing postcards in my garden. I wonder if any of you will get one in the post? laugh

                                            

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Class 2!

It's a nice sunny morning- don't forget to record today's weather on your weather chart! Today I'd like you to think about recycling. Recycling is something we can do to help the environment. Instead of throwing rubbish in the bin we can think about the material it is made from and put it in the right recycling bin to be reused or made into something else. You might have a recycling bin in your house or there are lots of recycling stations around your community as well. Did you know that there is one at Asda?

Topic Challenge: look at the pictures of the different objects. Think about what material they might be made from, can you sort them into the correct recycling bin? You can draw these on paper with the different recycling headings: cans, paper & card, plastic, compost & food, glass and clothes.

Maths Challenge:
  • Circles- Watch this video on how to read the time to the half hour- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAtX3HPIEGA Now see if you can write and draw the correct times on the work sheet- you can write your answers on paper or draw the clocks if you can’t print it.
  • Triangles- Having a go at matching the times on these clocks- select the analogue to analogue- o’clock, half hour and quarter hour setting- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 Now see if you can write and draw the correct times on the work sheet- you can write your answers on paper or draw the clocks if you can’t print it.
  • Pentagons, hexagons & squares- Having a go at matching the times on these clocks- select the analogue to analogue- 5 minute interval setting- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 Now see if you can write and draw the correct times on the work sheet- you can write your answers on paper or draw the clocks if you can’t print it.

Just for fun: Have a look at Mrs Deegan's upcycling page on the website! She has some fantastic ideas for how to recycle and reuse things around your home. I wonder if you could have a go at some of them?

If you'd like to collect a superhero work pack, a creative pack or any pens, pencils and paper, school is open to collect these between 9-11am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy today's challenges Class 2 and enjoy the sunshine today too! Make sure you email me the work you do, you can earn house points for your work!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Tuesday 5th May

Hello Class 2!

I hope you enjoyed the work about weather yesterday. Today we will think about the environment and how we can help to look after it. I have three challenges for you today...

Topic challenge: Have a look at the information below about the environment and why it is changing:

Have a look at the ways you can help work sheet below. You can split a plain piece of paper in half or print and use the work sheet with 2 sections, one section with things that are good for the environment and one section with things that are bad for the environment. Sort the pictures by cutting and sticking or drawing them into the correct section. You can label the picture or write a sentence to say why you think it is good or bad for the environment. If you are not sure where to sort the picture, try to find out using the internet!

Maths Challenge: Have a think back to when we learnt about telling the time in Class 2. This week I want you to think about time for your maths challenges. We will be revising how to do this and asking your grown ups to help you to get really good at it!

  • Circles group: Watch this video and do the activity about how to tell the time to the hour and half past https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs Now complete the Peter Rabbit work sheet below.  You can write your answers on lain paper or draw the clocks if you can’t print the sheet.
  • Triangles group: Watch this video and do the activity about how to tell the time to quarter past the hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nmizRcilrI    Now complete the Peter Rabbit work sheet below. You can write your answers or draw the clocks if you can’t print the sheet.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons groups: Watch this video on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB-uI1DdxVg  Now complete the work sheet below. You can write your answers on a piece of paper or copy the clocks if you can’t print the sheet

 

Use these clock prompts to help you if you get stuck:

Just for fun: Have a go at one of these games about the environment: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play/

 

That's it for today Class 2. Don't forget to fill in your weather chart too, is the weather different to yesterday? What will the weather be like tomorrow?

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Monday 4th May                                   

Good morning Class 2!

This week we will be thinking about the environment. The environment is the world around us, this can mean our local area or the planet as a whole! We will think about the changes that happen to the environment and things that we can do to help protect our environment.

 

Topic Challenge: Weather forecasters are people that predict what the weather will be, you might have seen them on the news! They use special gadgets to measure the weather and predict what the weather will be like for the rest of the week. Today I want you to make a weather chart of your own to use for the whole week! You can use the one below or design and make your own. You will need to label the chart with days of the week, record the weather each day and predict what you think the weather will be the next day. Try to use these adjectives to help you describe the weather on your chart: cloudy, rainy, sunny, windy, cold, warm, stormy (you can think of your own too!). If you can, watch the weather report on T.V. How do they describe the weather? What do you notice about the map and the symbols they use?

♦ Music Challenge: Learn the weather song below- when listening to and learning the song, think about what instruments you can hear. Is the song slow or fast? Can you think of some actions to go with the song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfAB4BXSHOA

Just for fun Challenge: Have a go at this Weather game. swap and match 3 of the weather symbols to score points! https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/weather_games/match-three-weather.html

I hope all had a nice weekend and that you enjoy the weather challenges today Class 2. At the end of the week you can email me a picture of your weather chart! If you need any pencils, felt tip pens or paper to do your work, you can come to school between 9 and 11AM on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to collect some.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Friday 1st May

Good morning Class 2!

It's a new month- May, I wonder if you can remember how many months there are altogether and name them. Underneath today's challenges I will show you the updated token chart- you have earned such a lot of house points this week Class 2, well done!

Here are today's challenges:

Literacy & Geography Challenge: I want you to think about the different buildings and places in your local area. What are they used for? Who goes there and what do they look like? Try to think of one place you like to go in your local area, it could be the park or a shop. Fill out the sheet below about the place you have chosen. If you can’t print the sheet, can you answer the questions on a piece of paper?

 

Maths Challenge: Youtube video about North south east west, don’t worry about the instructions at the end of the video! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4b9tVmmFJE  Complete the compass challenge work sheet below. Try to use the compass directions to find different locations on the map. Don’t worry if you can’t print the sheet off- you can always do the activity on a screen using the picture of the map and instructions below. Extra challenge: Use the template or make your own compass.

Well done for all your work this week Class 2. You have been sending me some fantastic work and I'm very proud of you! Have a look at the house point chart below which shows just how hard you have been working. I hope you all have a nice weekend, get some rest and look after your Mums and Dads.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Thursday 30 April

Hello Class 2,

Hope you are all keeping fit and well. 

Here is the work for you today:

 

Phonics challenge-

 

 

 

♦ Reading Challenge-

 

  • Yellow, Red, and Blue groups: ‘ALL ABOUT HEDGEHOGS’ – read the text below and try to answer the questions in sentences. Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops.

 

♦ Family Shared Reading – ‘DON’T HOG THE HEDGE’

It’s always nice to share a story with someone in your family.  Read the e-book below together, enjoying the words and pictures.  Can you talk about the story afterwards remembering the characters and setting?

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-l-54231-dont-hog-the-hedge-ebook

 

Have you heard of Captain Tom Moore? You might have seen him on Newsround. It is his 100th birthday today! Have a look at why he is special here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52277760

What a fantastic achievement! Perhaps you could set yourself a challenge to do some exercise or laps of your garden too!

I hope you enjoy today's challenges, don't forget to email your work to the teachers!

Love from,

Mrs Burton

x

 

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Class 2!

It's a bit wet and rainy out today isn't it? Make sure if you go out for a walk today you wear a coat or take an umbrella. I have two challenges for you to do today, both of them are about colour! A while ago we did a tally chart to find out what class 2's most popular favourite colour was, can you remember what it was?

Here are today's challenges:

 

♦ Art: Try to think about colour, do you have a favourite? Mine is blue! Different shades of colours are when a colour gets darker or lighter. Have a look at the colour wheel below, the colours change from light to dark, there are many shades of one colour:

Today I want you to have a look around your home, or if you go for a walk have a look at the things outside. What colours and different shades can you see? Fill out the colour scavenger hunt or write a list of the different coloured things you see and what your favourite colour is. If you cant print the sheet, write a list of the colours and the things you find around your home.

♦ Science: Today I will show you how to make a lava lamp! Watch my video and try to follow the instructions to make your own lava lamp at home.

You will need: Cooking oil (vegetable or sunflower), vinegar, food colouring, baking powder, tea spoon, one small cup, one large glass or see through bottle.

You can print the experiment report or copy it onto paper:

As an extra activity you could read the book 'The day the crayons Quit' By Drew Daywalt, it's in the books section at the top of our class page. I hope you enjoy looking at colour today and have fun doing the science experiment- I can't wait to see your experiment reports and photos of your lava lamps!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Tuesday 28th April

Hello Class 2!

Thankyou to the children who keep sending work- you are doing a fantastic job! If you haven't emailed yet, please make sure you get in touch to let us know you are okay and say hello!

Today's challenges:

Literacy Challenge- Ask your grown up to write your address for you and see if you can copy it, what do the different parts of your address mean? (There should be a street name, city and a post code for your home) Do you know who delivers the post? Have a look at the postcard writing guide below:

Today I would like you to write a postcard to a me, Mr Shaw and Mrs Burton! You can print the template below or make your own from paper or card that you have at home. Your postcard will need to have:

  • a picture you have drawn of you next to your home
  • 3-4 sentences on the other side telling us what you have been doing with your family at home. You might want to tell us about games you’ve played, films you’ve watched or walks you’ve been on in your local area.
  • The school address: Bentinck Primary School and Nursery, Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 4AA

You can either post it to school using a stamp and putting it in a letterbox or you can post it through the letterbox at school/leave it in the porch on a Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00-11:00. If this is a bit tricky, you can always email us the post card instead.

Maths Challenge- First, I would like you to watch this video, read and try the activity about directions and turns: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2grd2p/articles/zwv6b82

Next have a go at this game! When you are helping the girl to get the treasure think about which way she has to turn- is it a quarter/half turn clockwise or anti-clockwise: https://studio.code.org/s/coursec-2019/stage/6/puzzle/2

Ask your grown up if you can go for a walk around your local area with them or in your home, Can you give them some directions? Try to use these directions:

  • Circles group: forward _____ steps, backward ___ steps, turn
  • Triangles group: forward ____ steps, backward ___ steps, quarter turn, half turn.
  • Squares, Pentagons & Hexagons groups: forward, backward, quarter turn, half turn, clockwise, anticlockwise.

 

I hope you all enjoy today's challenges, don't forget to say thankyou to your grown ups for doing such a fantastic job looking after you at home!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Thankyou for sending me photos of your hedgehogs from last week's craft challenge- they're fantastic! Can you spot yours below? Mine is called Hettie the hedgehog, what is your hedgehog's name?

Monday 27th April

Hello Class 2!

I hope you all had a nice weekend. This week I want you to think about the area you live in, some of your challenges this week will be about your local area. Here are today's challenges:

♦ Geography Challenge: Have a look at the street where you live. What can you see outside the window in the front of your home? And what about at the back of your home? Have a look at the map of Nottingham below, can you find the area you live in? What else can you find on the map? Now have a look at the Nottingham city centre map below, have a go at finding the areas on the list below.

 

Maths Challenge: Can you find the number on your front door? Have a go at writing the number in digits and words. Have a go at the numbers as words sheet below, you can copy it onto paper or print it out.

Extra challenge: Can you find the numbers as words in the word search below?

Just for fun: Have a go at PE with Joe Wicks today, I will be doing it at home too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybn_SO990go&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBudCnXPQCehUq4iBnmPTKZm&index=2&t=0s

 

I hope you enjoy the challenges today Class 2. You might want to have a walk around your local area with your grown up too, what can you see? Ask them what they know about where you live.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Have a look at this special video that the teachers have made for you!

While we're apart

A film of messages from the staff at our school to the children.

Here is the house point chart for this week! As you can see, it is very close between Greta and King! laugh If you are in Farah or Malala, please email me some work or to tell me what you have been doing- you could ask your grown up or brother or sister if you can use their email to send it.

Friday 24th April

Good morning Class 2!

Did you all manage to make a hedgehog yesterday? I had some lovely photos from children of their hedgehogs! If you missed any of the challenges during the week, see if you can complete them over the weekend. Here are today's challenges:

Literacy challenge- Today we will be learning to use commas to make lists of more than one thing. Watch this BBC bitesize video- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm Now choose a celebration, it could be a birthday, Eid, an anniversary or just a family party! Think about who you would invite. Make a list of the people you would invite, what activities you would do and the things they will need (banners, balloons etc...) Would you have to have a dress code? Below I have done a template to help you plan the party. Design a celebration invite on a piece of paper, think about the colours and pictures you use and where you might need to use commas on your invitation. Extra challenge: Ask your grown up if you can help them to write a shopping list! Think about where commas will go in the list.

Maths Challenge- Circles will be ordering numbers for todays challenge and triangles, squares, pentagons and hexagons will be dividing(email me if you don't know which group you are in!):

If you have lost your number cards or number lines- have a go at making your own ones on some scrap paper! Extra Challenge: There is a division problem solving sheet- can you solve the problems using a number line?

 

I hope you enjoyed watching the video that the teachers have made for you!

Have a lovely weekend Class 2.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Here are some of the reading dens that children in Class 2 made yesterday! It might give you some ideas of how to make one in your home...

Thursday 23rd April

Good Morning Class 2,

Today I have an art challenge for you and me and Mrs Burton have planned some phonics work for you too!

♦ Phonics Challenge: There is a different challenge for each phonics group (if you can’t remember what group you are in, send me an email and I will let you know). Please make sure that you write the letters carefully- I will be checking to see that your handwriting is neat too!

Art Challenge- Can you follow the instructions in this youtube video to make a hedgehog? You will need paper(don't worry if it's not the same colour as in the video), scissors, pencil, glue and something to use as a circle template (a bowl or a plate will do!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVIJpisJr9c

I will make a hedgehog today too, send me a photo of yours and I will put them on the website with a photo of my hedgehog too!

I hope you all enjoyed the tree hunt yesterday. I will share the house token chart tomorrow- it is very close between two houses this week! Keep emailing your work and photos, it is lovely to see your smiling faces.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

 

Did you know it was the Queen's 94th birthday this week? Look at the fantastic work Class 2 have done to celebrate it! We have been writing letters, making cards, writing newspaper reports and designing, making and eating cakes!

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Class 2!

Today is Earth Day. This is a day when we can celebrate all the wonderful things about our planet! Have a look at this Newsround video to find out more about it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52357230

To celebrate Earth Day I would like you to do some science work today. Read the story about Jack and the Giant in the slideshow below. The Giant has a special job for you to do! smiley

 

 

Below are the checklist and a work sheet to print and take with you on your tree hunt. If you can’t print it, don’t worry! You could always collect some of the leaves and seeds you find and check what they are when you get home. Try to write a list of the types of trees you saw. You could even draw some pictures of them! 

 

  • Just for fun challenge: Create a Reading den in your home! What will you have in there? Who can read in there with you? Will you have cushions in there so you are comfortable?

If your grown ups would like any ideas for reading at home with you, there are some great tips on this website: https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/supporting-rah

I hope you all enjoy your tree hunts, send me some photos of what you discover and I'd love to see your reading dens too. I miss you all so it is lovely to see your work and smiling faces! I know that Mrs Burton and Mr Shaw would love to hear from you too so I have added their email addresses at the top of our class page.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands,

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

XX

 

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Class 2!

I hope that you have all been enjoying some sunshine and looking after your families! laugh I have 2 challenges for you today which are both to do with the Queen's birthday today:

  • Literacy challenge- I would like you to write and decorate a birthday letter to the Queen. Have a look below- I have written a template to help you. Extra challenge: Can you pretend that you are the Queen and write a reply to your letter?
  • Maths challenge- Ask your grown up if you can bake a cake! There is a recipe below that tells you how to make fairy cakes that you can use. You will need to carefully measure the ingredients. What unit of measurement do you use and what measuring equipment? Extra challenge: When you decorate your cakes/cake can you make a repeating pattern?
  • Just for fun- Go to the books section at the top of our class page and listen to The Queen's Knickers book by Nicholas Allan. Can you write a book review for it?

Keep emailing me your work- I love to see what you have been doing and will try to reply within a day. I will update the new summer house point chart on Friday so that you can see how many points each house has. Some children have already earnt some for their Easter holiday work!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you!

Monday 20th April

Hello Class 2!

Welcome back- I hope you all had a nice restful Easter holiday, I'm very excited to see what work you do this week! This week I’d like you to think about how you celebrate birthdays with your family. Do you have a cake? Presents and cards? A party or special dinner? Tomorrow it is the Queen of Elizabeth's birthday, she will be 94 years old!

  • Literacy Challenge- Read the information below (check which one is for your group) about how the Queen celebrates her birthday and then answer the questions about it. Try to write in full sentences, using capital letters and full stops. Extra challenge: Can you write a news paper report about the Queen's Birthday? Maybe ask one of your family to pretend to be the Queen and interview them!
  • Maths Challenge- Practise saying and writing the months of the year. On a calendar (you can make one yourself or print the one below) write down when different family member's birthdays are or when special events and celebrations are happening in your family. Extra Challenge: Can you write some information about your calendar? Which month has the most/least birthdays? If you are feeling very clever- can you put this into a bar chart?
  • Just for fun- Design a birthday cake for the Queen- it needs to be very special and don't forget it will need 94 candles!

I'd love to see some of your finished challenges so don't forget to send me photos of your work and I will give you house points. Well done to Greta house for winning the spring term house point competition- click the link below(Our new house system) to see the full results! We are starting the house point chart again now and will count up for the winner before the summer holidays (come on king laugh)!

I have added some special star sections at the top of our class page with some activities and books for you to have a go at for fun- I hope you enjoy them!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Love from,

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Good morning Class 2!

Thank you for your emails, sharing your brilliant work and amazing activities over the last few weeks. Thank you also to all the parents for taking the time and supporting your children with their home school learning, we appreciate that this is a new challenge and it can be difficult at times juggling work, looking after younger children and supporting other children in your family with their schoolwork. You have done a fantastic job!

If we were still at school, today would be the first day of the Easter holidays. We will not be setting work over the Easter holiday or updating our class page until after the Easter break on Monday 20th April. 

However, as we all still have to stay at home we understand that you might want some fun and creative activities to keep you busy and entertained. Here is a list of activities you might want to try during the Easter holiday:

 

Reading- Try to read every day of the holidays to different people in your home and to yourself. You can find lots of books here:

· https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

· https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

· https://www.getepic.com/

There is a book review below that you can print or you can copy onto paper.

 

Maths- Have a go at some of the maths games on this website:

· https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

· Practise your 2, 5, & 10 times tables: https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 

· Have a go at the maths Easter challenge below! Print or copy the questions.

 

Art- Can you make an Easter card for someone in your family? Try making an spring picture to put in your window! Using things around your home, can you make any box models or decorations? Have a look at some of the ideas of things to make here:

· https://www.pinterest.co.uk/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=easter%20crafts%20for%20kids&eq=easter%20craft&etslf=12514&term_meta[]=easter%20crafts%20for%20kids%7Cautocomplete%7C1

There are some templates and instructions for Easter craft activities you could do below– please send me photos of the things you make!

 

Singing- Practise our school song ‘There’s a power in the music’, the link for the video is below in last week's post.

 

PE– Are you joining in with ‘PE with Joe’? Try keeping a log of the exercise you are doing. You can use the one below or design your own one, don’t forget to add any walking or dancing you do too!

 

I will still be checking my emails during the Easter holiday so please keep in touch, tell me what you are doing and share any work or activities you have done. I will post your work on our class page after the Easter holiday. I hope you all have a good Easter break and look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

XX

 

Here is some of the fantastic work that you have done over the last few weeks- well done Class 2! Keep up the hard work and keep sending your work to me- Me, Mrs Burton and Mr Shaw love to see it!

Friday 3rd April

Good morning Class 2!

Today I just have one challenge for you and then I would like you to have a go at learning the whole school song below!

  • Literacy/Maths Challenge- Ask your grown up if you can use some empty containers and boxes from your recycling to make a model of your home. Think about the different 3D shapes you use, what are they and what are their properties(how many sides? Are they 3D?)? Use the different shapes to make the rooms and furniture in your home. Can you write some directions for how to get from your front door to different rooms in your model home? Try to use directional language- forwards, backwards, left, right. Extra Challenge:  Can you use quarter and half turns in your directions? For example, turn one quarter left and go forwards.

I'd love to see some photos of the models you make! Tomorrow I will post some things for you to do over the next two weeks for the Easter holidays.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

Xx

Class 2 house points- Thursday 2nd April:

Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning Class 2!

This morning I have some phonics and spelling challenges that have been prepared for you by Mrs Burton. I have sent the pictures of children's work to Mrs Burton and Mr Shaw and we are all very proud of the work that you are doing at home- please say thankyou to your parents from us!

 

Phonics & spelling challenge-

  • Mrs Tibbitts' & Miss Greyson's phonics groups: Read through the information about the sound ey saying ee then complete the spelling sheet using ey words:

Keep sending your work- I have added some extra house point for children who have sent work in to the teachers. Well done to Samar, Noor and Areeba for earning a house point each for Greta house (Mr Shaw will be pleased!) and to Maryam for earning 3 King house points (2 from Mrs Holt and 1 from me) for the fantastic work that you sent in. I have added them to the house point table as you can see at the top of our class page! Come on Malala and Farah- send some work to me so that you can earn some points too!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

XX

Answer for Wednesday's Maths Challenge:

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning Class 2!

Today I won't be setting any challenges and you can have the day off from any school work.... April Fools! Oops, I tricked you! I'm afraid there will still be challenges for you to do today! Here are todays challenges, I hope you enjoy them:

  • Literacy/Art Challenge- Find out what a coat of arm shield is. You could use the internet to do this. I would like you to design your own coat of arms for your family. Think about the colours, shapes and pictures you use. What is important to your family? What do you like to do together? If you have some carboard at home (an empty cereal box will do) you could make your own shield with your coat of arms on. Write a description of your coat of arms explaining why you have chosen the colours, shapes and design that you have used. Extra challenge: Try to make your sentences longer using connectives like because, and, but, if, when. Here are some examples of coats of arms...
  • Maths Challenge- Have a go at solving the magical muddle addition and subtraction problems! You can print or copy them onto paper. Circles group: Count and add the objects then write the total. Triangles group: Count the number of objects then take away (cross out) the number it says, how many are left? Hexagons/pentagons/squares groups: Find out what number each potion bottle represents, You will need to do some adding and subtracting to find the answers. I will put the answers on the website tomorrow! Extra Challenge: Can you write some magical muddle problems of your own? Challenge a member of your family to complete them.

 

I look forward to seeing some of your work from today's challenges! Tomorrow I will add some phonics and spelling practice for you to have a go at too.

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!laugh

Mrs Tibbitts

XX

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning Class 2!

Here are some extra challenges for you to do today:

  • Rainbow handwriting challenge- Using this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NQ6uS8blwY, watch each letter being drawn, then carefully copy each letter in two or three different colours. Make sure you form the letters carefully and follow the direction of the pencil on the video. You should end up with a rainbow alphabet- I'd love to see a picture of these!
  • Reading comprehension challenge- Listen to a World's Worst Children story by David Walliams every day at 11AM on his website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ . Can you write a review about the story you listen to? What did you like/not like? Who was the main character and what happened to them? 

I am getting lots of emails from children and parents now, it's so lovely to hear from you all and see the fantastic work you have been doing!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Class 2 House points chart- updated Monday 30th March. Don't forget to email me your work and you can earn a point for your house!

Monday 30th March

Good morning Class 2!

I hope you all had a nice weekend. I have just done PE with Joe which I will be doing everyday this week, if you'd like to join me search for PE with Joe live on youtube at 9AM every morning Monday- Friday.

Your challenges for today will be all about your family!

  • Literacy Challenge- Can you name all the people in your family and write a 'profile' on each person. Write some sentences to describe them- who are they? What do you call them? What do they like or not like? Why are they special to you? What is their favourite food/toy/film? Maybe you could get a photo or draw a picture of them to go with your writing. You could do this by pretending to be a news reporter and interviewing your family members (you can always do this over the telephone if you can't see them right now). Write some questions to ask them before you interview them. Extra challenge: Can you make a book about your family with a different chapter for each person?
  • Maths challenge- Using the things that you found out about your family, can you make a tally chart showing what their favourite food/colour/toy is? Can you make this into a bar graph? Try to write some sentences about the data- which one is the most or least popular? What is the difference between the least and most popular? Extra challenge: Can you solve the problems on the sheet below?
  • Just for fun- Have a look at the story bots video about emotions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTRWJZMks0 Sometimes when we can't go outside and play at the park as much as we would like to it can make us feel abit sad and cross, draw a picture of a rainbow to put in your window- when people see your rainbow picture it will cheer them up and make them feel happy! Have a look at Sara H's rainbow picture below- it certainly made me smile!

 

It has been so lovely to get emails and pictures of the work you have been doing! What fabulous work! I am giving Sara .H, Maryam, Areeba, C'Jay and Noor a house point each for the super work they have been doing at home- I have included some pictures of their work below! That's three for Greta and two for King house altogether! Make sure you send me pictures of your work- you too could earn a house point!

Keep safe, keep smiling and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

XX

Maths challenge Monday 30th March

Class 2 have been working hard at home- thankyou for the lovely photos! x

House Tokens!!!

Hello Class 2,

Just to let you know, I will be giving out house points for any children in Class 2 that complete any of the challenges I set and email me pictures of them or email me to tell me what they have done! So far, Class 2's house point chart looks like

this:    

                                            

Let's see who can get the first house token in Class 2! Mrs Holt will count all the house tokens next Friday to see which house is winning! yes

Friday 27th March

Good morning Class 2! I wonder how many of you did PE with Joe Wicks this morning? I did and it was hard work! Here are today's challenges:

 

  • Literacy & Art Challenge- Watch this video about how plants change in the different seasons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFVOI9Duj8M When you go out for a walk with your grown up, have a look at the trees and plants around you- what do you notice about them? Are they changing? It has been a very sunny week so you might notice the flowers and trees are starting to grow and blossom. Draw some pictures of the plants you see and write some sentences about how they are changing. Extra challenge: Make a leaflet telling the reader information about how the plants are changing now that spring is here!
  • Maths Challenge- Open the link below. Have a go at completing these maths problems, you can print it off or use the squared paper in your work pack. Extra challenge: Can you think of three different ways to make these amount- 25p, 60p, 89p, £2, £3.50 and £12 (ask a grown up if they have some spare coins you can use or use the coins below- you can use them more than once!)
  •  
  • Just for fun: Have a go at one of the games on phonicsplay, how many alien words can you read? Can you beat your score? https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Don't forget to email me pictures of work you have done at home! I would love to see what you have been up to and you might earn yourself a house point! The next challenges will be posted on Monday 30th April. There are more suggestions for things to do on the parents page if you want some extra activities to keep you busy!

Keep safe and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

xx

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning Class 2! smiley

Here are today's challenges:

  • Literacy Challenge- Watch this video about the different parts of a plant and what jobs they each do:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhTgTwbYMI   Look at the picture of the plant below. Can you draw your own plant picture and fill in the labels? Write a sentence explaining what each part of the plant does to help the plant grow. Extra challenge: What type of sentences have you written, are they statements, commands, questions or exclamations? Can you write a different type of sentence about the parts of plants?  
  • Maths Challenge- Play this money game:  https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-cruncher/   Label some of your toys with different prices (1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1). Pretend you are in a shop and have some money to spend. How many toys can you buy for 7p, 25p, 75p and £1.50? Try to write these as a number sentence (5p + 2p = 7p). Extra challenge: Can you buy 3 toys worth 20p each with a £1 coin? How much change will you have?
  • Just for fun- Can you complete the Danger Force Mission? See if your grown ups or brothers and sisters can do it with you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Li2qwdUsxU

If you would like some extra learning activities to do, try some of the ones on this website: https://thenationalcurriculum.com/learning-at-home/?utm_campaign=1716105_Learning%20at%20home%20-%20Covid%2019%20-%20March%2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20National%20Curriculum&dm_i=2RN8,10S5L,2WLFY1,3VT8O,1

The next challenges will be posted on Friday morning. Until then keep washing your hands and keep safe!

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Tuesday 24th March

Class plant update!!!

It is such a lovely, sunny day that I have put our class plants outside for some extra sunshine! I wonder if it will help them grow more? They are getting quite big now and will need planting into bigger pots soon to give the roots more room to grow, I will make sure to post photos when I repot them!

Don't forget, it's important still to get some fresh air, with a grown up you could go for a short walk or go and play in your garden if you have one.

Monday 23rd March

Good morning Class 2!

I hope you enjoyed the activities I posted here on Friday! did you find lots of things to measure in your homes?

I will be posting new activities and challenges every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on our class page to keep you busy. Please make sure you check to see any updates or new challenges!

 

Today's challenges...

  • Maths Challenge: Practise counting your times tables using the popping balloons game- can you learn a times table that you don't know yet? play the game, then ask an adult to test you on the different times tables: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BalloonPopSkip.htm

  • Literacy Challenge: You will need to sign up to Oxford Owl to complete this challenge (don't worry- it's completely free!). Read and listen to the book 'Tiger's Discovery'. Use the story map on pages 22 & 23 to help you to retell the story. Can you write your own version of the story? For an extra challenge: underline all the verbs/adjectives in your story! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1443.html

  • Just for fun: Remember the dance we tried in class (Believer)? Can you have a go at learning it at home? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1f_MBFx1w0

 

If any of your parents have any questions about the challenges or would like to send me a photo of your work, you can send me an email me at: Sophie.tibbitts@bentinck.nottingham.sch.uk

If you would like to do some PE lessons while at home to keep fit and healthy, have a go at PE with Joe on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

Look after yourselves and I will post some new challenges on Wednesday.

Mrs Tibbitts

x

 

Friday 20th March

Hello Class 2!

I hope that you are all keeping well. I have been looking after our class plants (I will add some photos of them below) and making sure that they are kept healthy for when you return to school! Some of you may have collected your own plants today from the school dinner hall along with your lunch grab bags

I have some activities for you to do over the next few days to keep you busy and make use of your work packs:

  • Literacy challenge: Write some instructions or a leaflet about how to plant a seed and care for a plant. Make sure you use clear instructions, bossy words and include some pictures to make it interesting!
  • Maths Challenge: Measure 10 objects from around your home using your ruler. Can you write their measurements and put them in order from shortest to longest? Write some sentences to describe which objects are the longest, shortest and which are equal length.
  • Just for fun: See if you can beat my score on the 'programming with angry birds' game, I got all the way to level 11! (The link is below!)

I will put some new challenges for you to complete on our Class page on Monday. In the meantime, have a look at some of the links that are on the parents page for activities to keep you busy. 

Have a nice weekend and keep washing your hands!

Mrs Tibbitts

x

Class plants: Which house group's plant has grown the most?

World Book Day

For World Book Day we made our own World's Worst Children book! We learnt about the author David Walliams and have been reading his World's Worst books. We had to think of characters for ourselves and then do a profile of each one- watch out, some of us are terrifying...

Writing our World's Worst Children profiles:

Space Topic

 

For the first half of the spring term we learnt about space. We found out facts about space and read a book called 'Bob the Man on the Moon'. We each made a book about Bob and his job on the Moon. We designed, made, evaluated and launched rockets too!

Making rockets...

Launching the rockets!

Santa visit Class 2!

We had a special visitor on Tuesday... Santa Claus! He gave us each a present which we opened in class. We each got a book and a chocolate coin, thankyou Santa!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Class 2!

We have been making Christmas cards and completing a Design and Technology challenge from Santa Claus to help his reindeer on Christmas eve. We even have one of Santa's elves called Franklin causing all sorts of mischief in the class! laugh

Some of our letters to Santa...

Christmas Dinner yes

We had a delicious Christmas Dinner with the dining hall decorated with lots of Christmas decorations! We made some tea light holders and took them with us so that we could have a candle lit Christmas dinner. 

Traditional Tales

We have been learning about Traditional Tales in Class 2. have written letters, acted out stories, wrote newspaper articles and e even had the Three Bears move into our Cloak Room! They moved out after Goldilocks burgled their house. We did News reports on the burglary and all of the other fairy tale things that have happened in our class. We had to work as a team to think carefully about what questions to ask and use clear and loud voices.