Food Glorious Food

Wow! what fabulous Design and Technology we did today.
Enjoy our Eatwell plates.

Friday 16th October 2020

Happy Friday everyone!

This week in English we’ve been writing a letter of apology to the Three Bears from Goldilocks after she rudely broke into their home. The children have done a wonderful job of using their new vocabulary in their work. Perhaps you’ve heard them use some of these words in conversations…

In Maths we have been using a numberline for subtraction – this is a very tricky skill to learn which we will revisit again and again throughout the year. Please don’t worry about it. Subtraction features on SumDog this week too.

We’ve spent some time discussing e-safety this week and decided that if anything pops up online that we’re not sure about we should tell a grown up – just like Smartie says!

Have a restful weekend everyone, in preparation for our final week of the half term!

Team 2.

Friday 9th October 2020

Hello everyone,

This week in Maths we have been using coins to solve problems such as:

Mr Twit has some coins in his pocket.

 He has 2 and 1 bronze coin.

What coins could he have?

 What is the greatest/ least amount he could have?

The children have done very well with this. Why don’t you challenge your child to make different amounts from the coins you have at home? In these strange times, where we’re using cash less, it is important to keep knowledge of coins familiar.

For our longitudinal study this week, we have explored the Prayer and Secret Gardens in our school, looking for pollinators. We learnt that pollinators are creatures which carry pollen from plant to plant, enabling the production of fruit/seeds to make new plants. Well done to Max who worked out that there must be pollinators in the sea too!

For Home Learning, this week please log in to SumDog. Last week a number of children didn’t start the Sum Dog challenge. Please email the school if you need your child’s password/username details reissued. In addition, any time spent on Phonics Play will be time very well spent indeed!

Have a great weekend everyone – wrap up warm and enjoy the sunshine 🙂

Team 2.

Thursday 1st October

Happy October everyone! September has flown by, hasn’t it!?

This week the children have done some exceptional writing, creating instructions for ‘How to Catch a Gingerbread Man.’

In Maths, we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and plotting the numbers on a number line.

This week, we joined in with ‘The Big  Anti-Bullying Assembly 2020’ and considered who our support networks would be if we had any difficulties in/out of school.

Homework this week is to focus on handwriting ascenders (b,d,k,l,t,) and descenders (f,g,j,p,q,y). Use this PDF to help. Standard Font Handwriting Lined In addition, please practice common exception words ‘here’, ‘were’, ‘there’ and ‘where’.

Have a great weekend everyone. We’re already hearing about the exciting plans you’ve got for the INSET day – enjoy!

Team 2.

Friday 25th September 2020

Hello everyone! We hope you are well…

This week has been an exciting one in Year 2! We kicked off our new text driver (ssssh, it’s a secret!) by going on a scavenger hunt around the field. Can you guess from the clues which book we’re working from in English?

 

In Maths this week we have built on our knowledge of place value and how many tens and ones a number has, by adding 10 (or multiples of ten) to any number. Be sure to look at your Home Learning sticker in your diary for your home task and to log in to SumDog for practise opportunities.

We’ve also begun a year-long ‘Longitudinal Study’ in Science to look at how we can increase the number of pollinators at St Peter’s, which the children seem very excited about! “I’m worrried the insects will become extinct and the birds and frogs won’t have any food,” said one Giraffe.

Remember next week that there in an Inset day on Friday (2nd October) and that PE kits are to be worn on Tuesdays AND Wednesdays each week.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Team 2.

 

Friday 18th September 2020

Happy Friday, everyone!

We’ve had a great week in Year 2…

In English, we’ve been continuing our troll descriptions, based on the troll who lives under a bridge in the text, ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

In Maths, we’ve been working on representing two digit numbers using a range of different concrete resources such as Dienes, Numicon, beadstrings and numberlines. Here is an example…

Please see your child’s homework diary for this week’s home learning. Have a great weekend!

Team 2

 

Welcome to Year 2

Hello and welcome to Year 2.

We have loved our first few days with the children and have quickly settled into bubbles.

Below is the link to our welcome video. There is also a link to the PowerPoint slides for you to refer to.

WELCOME TO YEAR 2! 2020

Reading books and phonics sheets will be sent out on Monday 14th September. We look forward to our year ahead!

YEAR 2 MUST READS

 

 

Home Learning Friday 10th July 2020

This is our last week of term and therefore our last set of home learning tasks for you! All blog posts will be staying on our website so please feel free to complete any tasks that you may have missed along the way during the summer holidays! Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

This week we will be:
Lesson 1: L.O: To retrieve Information
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-8d2f92
Lesson 2: L.O: To retrieve information
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-ca89a9
Lesson 3: L.O: To identify and use fronted adverbials https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-fronted-adverbials-c4b840
Lesson 4: L.O: To map a recount
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-a-recount
Lesson 5: L.O: To write a recount
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recount-bb976e

Challenge: Free story writing

Think about all the new writing skills you have gained during Year 2.
You can write a story about the subject of your choice showing of some of these writing skills.

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set.

This week’s are:

hour       sugar
move          eye
prove       could
improve       should
sure         would

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons, focusing on recalling and using the 3 and 4 times table, follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.
Lesson 1: L.O: To be able to recall the 3x table using skip counting.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recall-the-3x-table-using-skip-counting
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to recall the 4x table using skip counting.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recall-the-4x-table-using-skip-counting
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to use arrays for 3x and 4x table.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-arrays-for-the-3x-and-4x-tables
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able to know division facts for the 3x table.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-know-division-facts-for-the-3x-table-mm-l4
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to know division facts for the 4x table.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-know-division-facts-for-the-4x-table-mm-l5

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Challenge:

Growing Garlic!

Ben is on the allotment with his Mum. They would like to grow some garlic and are deciding how to plant the garlic cloves. Ben arranges the cloves into three rows and finds that he has one spare clove. How many cloves might he have had to start with?

Ben plants cloves of garlic in two rows and has one clove left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in three rows and has one left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in four rows and has one left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in five rows and has one left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in six rows and has one left over.
We know that he has fewer than 100 garlic cloves. How many did he have?
You could think about how many cloves he might have had if there were more than 100.

The Amazing Splitting Plant!

The splitting plant grows in a special way. In the first week, the stem splits into two branches.
In the second week, each of these two branches split into another two branches – making four branches altogether.

This keeps happening every week, until at the end of the sixth week each branch grows a flower.

How many flowers will the plant have?

Family Science Activity – Friday 10th July 2020

Spaghetti Towers https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/spaghetti-towers – to watch the video

The activity:
· Make a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.
· Experiment with the construction of your tower to find out which shapes are best for building with.
· Learn why some shapes are more stable than others when you build a tower. https://www.rigb.org/docs/spaghettitowers_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for the full information on the activity and questions to ask your child(ren)

You will need:
Packet of spaghetti (uncooked) • Packet of marshmallows
What to do:
Challenge a child or children to use marshmallows (whole ones or pieces) to join lengths of spaghetti together to make the tallest tower possible. You could start by building a simple cube and seeing what you need to do to make a taller structure that remains standing.

Going Further challenge:
· Instead of building a tall tower, you could try to build the strongest bridge from spaghetti and marshmallows.
· You could limit the amount of spaghetti and number of marshmallows to make the task more difficult.
· You could give children a budget with which to ‘buy’ spaghetti and marshmallows and make the ‘cost’ of the tower another element they have to consider.
· Try out this interactive ‘shapes’ lab to see how forces affect different shapes: http://bit.ly/ShapesLab

Have fun!

Music

Week 7- Peter and The Wolf
Watch the whole musical story Peter and the Wolf.
https://youtu.be/MfM7Y9Pcdzw
Listen out for the different tunes you have been learning about.
What instruments can you see?

Religious Education

As we approach the end of the school year and consider our journey in faith towards God, now is a great time to reflect upon each of the Sacraments that form a special part of this journey. Please choose ONE of the seven Sacraments below: Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick.
With your chosen sacrament, have a go at ONE of the following tasks…
Write a prayer or poem about your favourite Sacrament. How could you ask for God’s blessing and guidance throughout your Christian journey? Describe how you would feel during the Sacrament.

· Create a stained glass window to represent the key symbol(s) of your chosen Sacrament. What do these symbols mean and why do you think that they are they important?

· Can you find any photographs at home from when you or a family member took part in any of the Sacraments? Discuss what the experience was like and what you can both still remember.

· Make a set of game cards to help you remember each of the sacraments (e.g. Snap, Pairs, Dobble) and how they are similar or different to one another.

· Are there any special garments or items of clothing that you would wear when taking part in your chosen Sacrament? Design an appropriate outfit – which colours or details would be suitable?

· Research how your chosen Sacrament is celebrated across different churches and countries. How do the celebrations compare to each other? Is there anything that surprised you?

Computing

Go onto www.hourofcode.com. Select ‘Imagine a World’.

We’d like you to create your own world.

Consider:

What animals live there?

What is the climate like?

Do people live there? If so, who and where do they live?

Is it always light or dark? Do they have night and day like we do? If so, make sure you show this.

What food do your animals or people eat? Can you show us?

Feel free to send some pictures to our class emails to share your beautiful work.

Have fun!

The Year 2 Team

Home Learning Friday 3rd July 2020

We can’t wait to see some of you this week for our hour in school! Have a lovely week 🙂
Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

This week we will be moving on to focus on non-fiction and non-chronological texts.

Lesson 1: L.O: To be able retrieve information from a non-chronological text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-from-a-non-chronological-text
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to identify the features of a non-chronological text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-a-non-chronological-text
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to identify and use subordinating conjunctions.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-subordinating-conjunctions
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able organise facts under subheadings.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-organise-facts-under-subheadings
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to write a non-chronological text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-non-chronological-text

Challenge: Adjective Alphabet!

adjective-alphabet

Can you think of an adjective for each letter of the alphabet? You can use the template below or create your own poster to show your fabulous. adjectives off!

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Year 2 CEW colour by similar letter pattern Year 1 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons focusing on number follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.

Lesson 1: L.O: To be able to apply addition strategies to solve equations.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-addition-strategies-to-solve-equations
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to apply subtraction strategies to solve equations.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-subtraction-strategies-to-solve-equations
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to solve word problems.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-word-problems
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able to solve comparison word problems.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-comparison-word-problems
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to add two 2 digit numbers.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-two-2-digit-numbers-using-the-column-method

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Challenge:
https://nrich.maths.org/150/note

Here are two dice.

If you add up the dots on the top you’d get 7 !

Roll the dice. Add the numbers that are on the top.
What other totals could you get if you roll the dice again?

If you don’t have two dice at home, use this link which will give you virtual dice to play with:
https://dice.virtuworld.net/

Challenge 2:
https://nrich.maths.org/188&part=note

PSHE

We understand that it has been a tricky time for you all, and we are so proud with how hard you have worked during these last few weeks. We would like you to fill your bucket with different things that has made you happy or that you are grateful for during lockdown. Use the template below to help you, or you can create your own bucket.

bucket-of-happiness

Family Science Activity – Friday 3rd July 2020

If your child has an allergy to eggs – please choose another exciting investigation from https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

Bouncing Eggs

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/eggsperiments – watch the video

  • Make an uncooked egg bounce!
  • ExpeRiment with different liquids to see what effect they have on eggs.
  • Learn how the acid in household liquids like orange juice and vinegar react with eggshells and make them dissolve, leaving the inside of the egg intact.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/dissolving_eggs_infosheet_v2_0_1.pdf – download worksheet for instructions and questions to ask before and after the investigation.

You will need:

5 eggs • Glasses or jars that an egg can fit inside comfortably • Cling film • Oil • Milk • Water • Vinegar • Orange juice

Going further challenge:

  • You can use the shell-less eggs you make from this experiment to do another activity which will let you shrink and expand the eggs by placing them in different liquids: http://bit.ly/nakedeggs
  • Watch a video of how to make a coloured bouncy egg, then try making one yourself: http://bit.ly/RubberEgg

Music

The Hunters

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of the timpani.

https://youtu.be/wkQauRnsWe4

What do you think the hunters are doing?

Can you create your own hunter music out of everyday objects?

Art Challenge For Father Jeremy:

Father Jeremy has got a very special celebration coming up on 26th July this year. He will be celebrating 45 years since his ordination into the priesthood.  I think this is a remarkable achievement and should be marked by your incredible artwork. Therefore, your Art challenge for the next fortnight is to produce a piece of art for Father Jeremy.  This can take any form you like from street art, a drawing, collage or even some edible art! As well as being a priest, Father Jeremy has a wide range of interests including walking, reading and nature.  So let you creative juices flow and come up with something spectacular….I know you will!

As I have mentioned, this is a two week challenge and I would ask that, as well as me displaying your art on the Blog, would you please keep hold of it (yes even sculptures you may make), so that I can collect it from you, when we are all back in school and put it in a book and then present in to Father Jeremy.

As always, you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

 Mrs Pearson

 

Home Learning Friday 26th June 2020

We are so very much looking forward to seeing some of you in school for an hour soon! Have a lovely week 🙂
Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

We are continuing our English topic on The Firework- Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman.
Genre focus: Poem (Haiku)

Lesson 1: L.O: To be able retrieve information.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-202c7a
Lesson 2: L.O: To retrieve information.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-3a40c4
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to identify syllables.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able to identify the features of a Haiku.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-haiku
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to write a Haiku poem.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-haiku

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

many

again

clothes

half

busy

money

people

Mr

water

Mrs

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Year 1 CEW colour by similar letter pattern Year 2 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.
Lesson 1: L.O: To be able to compare millilitres and litres.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-order-millilitres-and-litres
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to use known number bonds and derive related facts to 1000.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-known-number-bonds-and-derive-related-facts-to-1000-using-the-con
Lesson 3: L.O: To solve word problems about capacity and volume.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-about-capacity-and-volume
Lesson 4: L.O: To solve word problems about capacity and volume.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-about-capacity-and-volume-part-two
Lesson 5: L.O: To recall learnt skills.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidation-and-application

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week. On SUMDOG, you will find challenges and competitions to complete.

Challenge:

https://nrich.maths.org/5572

Science (2 weeks)

This week, we would like you to plan and complete a fact file on Worms! You can use the internet and books to support your research.
Here are a couple of websites you could use to complete your research:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/didyouknow_worms.shtml
https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Info-Sheet/Worm-fact-sheet

Family Science Activity – Friday 26th June 2020

Giant Bubbles

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/giant-bubbles – watch the video

  • Make a home-bubble mixture and wands. Use them to look more closely at the characteristics and behaviour of soap bubbles.
  • ExpeRiment with different shapes and sizes of bubbles and see what you can and cannot control about bubbles. Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.
  • Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/giantbubbles_infosheet_0_0.pdf – details on the information sheet.

You will need:

  • Good quality washing up liquid
  • Water
  • Glycerin (optional)
  • Plastic tub or other container for bubble mixture
  • Measuring jug (optional)
  • Various things with holes in them for blowing bubbles with. Watch the video for ideas. Straws, pipe cleaners, paperclips, coat hangers, cookie cutters and cake tins with removable bottoms are all particularly good.
  • For giant bubbles: wooden spoons (or other sticks), a couple of metres of string and a small weight you can thread through it, like a metal key ring or nut.

What to do:

A mixture we found that works is 1 litre of water, 100ml of washing up liquid and 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of glycerin. Blow some bubbles!

Put a straw into your bubble solution and try blowing gently into the liquid. You should be able to make a lot of bubbles very quickly. Then dip one end of a straw into the solution, take it out and blow gently through the other end. See if you can control the size of bubble you can blow out of the straw.

Try making bubbles using things with bigger holes, like a paperclip or pipe cleaner bent into a circle. Try poking a dry finger into a bubble, then try the same thing after dipping your finger in bubble solution.

Try making bubbles inside bubbles by poking a straw dipped in bubble solution into an existing bubble and blowing again.

Try out objects with different shaped holes, like cookie cutters or pipe cleaners bent into other shapes. Try objects with really big holes, like a coat hanger or a cake baking tin with its bottom removed. Try making giant bubbles with the special wand we show you how to make in the video.

Going Further:

  • You can experiment with your bubble mixture and giant bubble wand to see just how big you can get your bubbles to be. There are lots of different bubble mixture recipes on the internet, just search for “soap bubble recipe”.
  • You could try making two or three of them and comparing how good the bubbles they make are.

Music

Week 5- The Wolf

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of a French horn.

https://youtu.be/pBv1kZAZA0Y

How does this music make you feel?

What kind of character do you think the wolf is?

Can you draw a picture of him?

Religious Education

Our school patronal feast day takes place on Sunday 28th June. In order to prepare for this special time of the year, please choose ONE of the following activities in order to learn more about St. Peter…

  • Write a diary entry as St. Peter, when he escaped from prison. Describe how he felt when the Lord sent an angel to free him from the jail that Herod had cruelly locked him up in. How did they get out of the prison?

 

  • Jesus told Peter, ‘I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven’. Design the keys and include as many symbols as you can to represent St. Peter and why he was so special. What would the keys be made of?
  • Jesus said to Peter, ‘You are a rock, and on this rock I will build my church’. Could you paint or decorate a stone or pebble, to show ways in which to build God’s church? (e.g. by spreading love, faith and Good News).
  • Create a selection of short prayers to ask for God’s guidance during the global pandemic. How could we demonstrate the courage, faith and commitment that was demonstrated by St. Peter, as we work to support others?
  • Take a look at the St. Peter’s logo on our school website. Can you re-design the crest so it reflects the qualities of St. Peter? (e.g. trust,  hope, responsibility). Why did Jesus say ‘feed my lambs’? How might St. Peter ask us to continue God’s work on earth?
  • Use the internet to research St. Peter – can you make a fact file about our school saint? Which key words might you use as part of your factual information page? Were there any articles about St. Peter that particularly interested or surprised you?

Art

The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT

The title for your art this week is The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT.  This can take the form of a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a collage or anything else that you would like to create. As always, I’m sure you will impress me with your creativity!

Here are some ideas:

 

CHALLENGE:  Design your own vehicle, maybe one that flies and can float on water!

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

 

Please email your artwork to me:  n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson