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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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

 

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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:

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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:

 

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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:

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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?

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♦ 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.
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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

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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:

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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?
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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.

 

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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.

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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...

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... 1
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... 2
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... 3
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... 4

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!

Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 1
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 2
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 3
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 4
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 5
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 6
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 7
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 8
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 9
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 10
Here are some of the activities you completed over the Easter holidays- well done Class 2, I'm very proud of you! 11

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

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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

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Class 2 house points- Thursday 2nd April:

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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

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Answer for Wednesday's Maths Challenge:

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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

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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

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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!
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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

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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

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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!)
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  • 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

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Wednesday 25th March

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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...

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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!

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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

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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.

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Class 2 have been working hard this week and getting to know their new classroom. We discovered a time capsule in the classroom and worked in groups to guess what might be inside the old box before opening it and discovering the exciting contents!

Some children and teachers had written letters about themselves and hidden it for someone to find in the future. There were old photos of our school, a teacher's whistle, marbles, certificates and an old school hat!

We examined the contents of the box an then came up with ideas for our own Class 2 time capsule, telling someone in the future all about ourselves and our class.

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