We have had a magical day today celebrating Christmas.
From seeing Santa, to our Christmas party, to the amazing artwork produced by the children. Definitely a day to remember!
In Art and History this week, Class Two have been learning about Roman Busts.
The children have had a go at studying their faces using mirrors to identify the key features of their face. We used shading, sketching and use of line to create facial features.
Then it came to making our Roman busts out of clay. The children could choose to make themselves or an ancestor. We learnt all about the Roman bust including that Romans would ask their carver to portray them as fierce and would even include scars or any imperfections they may have to warn off their oppositions.
What a great week back at school it has been so far.
In Class 2 this week, we have been learning all about conjunctions. We have been learning that conjunctions can go in different parts of our sentences and still make sense! Subordinating conjunctions can be a lovely way to start our sentences.
In Maths, we have been learning about Roman Numerals! We have had a lot of fun cracking the Roman Numeral codes, challenging ourselves with writing complex numbers and following the Roman Numeral rules. It takes some brain power, but it is very rewarding!
I thought I would send you a message to let you know that the curriculum information for the Autumn term is on the website. This includes a curriculum overview and separate English and maths plans. Please go to Learning at the top of the home page, click on Curriculum and scroll down to Class Two.
Hello Class Two!
Here is your last post of the summer term for home learning. What a journey it has been! I wish you all the best for a lovely summer of fun, rest and excitement. This will be my last post as Miss Preece before I return as Mrs Clinton in September.
Enjoy your last week of home learning!
Year 2 Week 12
Year 3 Week 12
Year 4 Week 12
Pick the text that is most appropriate for your child’s reading level. The texts are differentiated also within the links.
Log on to Spag.com where some spag tests will be waiting for you – have a go at one and see how you get on.
Over this next week and over the holidays I would like you to really make sure you are spellings these words correctly before you return to school in September. Are you using the correct spelling when writing? What might help you remember how to spell them? Have a look in your homework book where you can find ideas of how to learn to spell these words.
Start with high frequency words to know Year 2, 3 and 4 and work on these until you are 100% sure you are applying them to your writing. If you are sure, move on to the next link, where you can pick the most important ones you think you will need to learn ready for next year.
Correct the spelling mistakes – select appropriately to suit your child’s ability
Get outside science
The rain gauge collects water. When the water drips or pours into your rain gauge you can accurately measure how much rainfall has occurred.
PSHE – Back to school
Complete this Elsa task, ‘great to meet you’ and bring it back to school in September for us teachers to see how you have changed, how you have grown and if your interests have remained or changed.
Check out Mrs Water’s sister doing a Pilates lesson for you all. Enjoy being an explorer in the jungle!
Have a great summer everyone!
Looking forward to seeing you all in the autumn!
Hello Class Two!
I hope you are all okay.
Here is your home learning for the week. Enjoy!
Year 2 – Week 11
Year 3 Week 11
Year 4 Week 11
Dragon Song Personification Poem
Have a go at the Pobble 365 – Egg-shaped
The girls huddled together and peered cautiously out of their bedroom window. They had been awoken, just moments earlier, by a strange light that burst through their curtains, filling the room with a silvery, white hue.
As one, they had tip-toed towards the source of the distraction, carefully dragging chairs across the room with them so that they could take a peek together.
They stared in awe and wonder, and the sight that met their eyes. Something magical was happening…
Have a go at looking at the picture at the three girls gazing at the moon. Have a go at following the planning, answering the questions, carrying out the sentence challenge, sick sentences and the perfect picture.
As soon as their delivery of building materials had arrived, the team set off to work. It looked like the clouds in the distance were beginning to spit rain down at the sleeping countryside, so they knew they must work quickly and effectively. The team were confident however: this was not their first giant Lego structure…
Can you continue the story?
Alternatively, could you write a set of instructions on how to build a Lego structure?
Pick from the BBC Bitesize Home Learning page to help enrich your English learning experience.
Continue Your Blue Peter Badge
Over six weeks in June and July, BBC will be celebrating a different Blue Peter badge a week and asking you to show us how you are getting on by sending in your photos and videos. We’re calling it Blue Peter’s 6 Badges of Summer. Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Fan Club and Silver – 6 Blue Peter Badges you can earn right now!
Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Purple and Silver – 6 Blue Peter Badges you can earn right now!
Please pick the reading comprehension closest to your child’s ability. Some of the texts are differentiated within the link.
The Xylem of the flower works like an elevator and brings the water from the cup all the way up the plant’s stem and into the plant’s petals. When it brings the dyed water up it ends up dying the plant’s petals. The Xylem is what allows the plant to get water from the roots all the way to the petals.
Forest School – land art with Mrs Banford
Learning about Hindus: celebrating the Goddess
Hindus worship God in many different ways. In this resource,
you will learn about one celebration of God in the form of the
Goddess, Durga. Have a go at using your senses to think what you might experience at a Durga Puja.
Year 2s have a go at pages 1 to 3.
Year 3 and 4s have a a go at pages 1 to 5
PE with Mrs Waters
Have a great week everyone.
All the best,
Hello Class Two,
What a week it has been! I have loved nothing more than seeing your lessons that you have filmed. They are great! You may spot a couple in this home learning for this week.
STAR OF THE WEEK!
This week, St George’s home learning team are going to be looking out for the home learning Star of the Week. This will be decided as a joint effort of the home learning staff, based on the home learning photos you send in, conversations/emails with the adults who ring you and your overall effort to being creative and enthusiastic about your learning. One child from each class will be selected.
For English this week, I have included some tasks for you to do. I have included the link to the Harry Potter at home website if you wish to carry on with your J.K. Rowling learning. I have also included some links to the BBC Bitesize website where you can pick and choose which lessons you would like to have a go at. Try and pick a variety of different types of lessons. For example, pick one grammar lesson, two writing lessons and a phonics lesson (adding suffixes).
Select one of these to have a go at – One is aimed for KS1, the other KS2 but it is completely up to you which one you choose.
This week for PE, Mrs Waters has filmed something very special for you.
History/Science with Mrs Waters
An extra Science treat lesson by Mr Wilfred Hill
Art with Mrs Tortoriello
PSHE with Mrs Green
Have a super week and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
All the best!
Hello Class Two!
I am missing all of your cheeky, smiley faces and I’m counting the days down to see you all!
Please send your pictures of your learning so I can see what you have been getting up to. It’s my favourite thing to see at the moment – what adventures you have been going on and who is doing which parts of the learning set for you.
Maths Warm up Activities
This week for your main English task, I would like you to plan, deliver and evaluate a lesson you would like to teach the rest of your class.
It could be teaching your classmates how to bake something (like a cooking show), how to knit, how to make an effective den in or outdoors, it could be teaching your friends how to remember their 9 times tables, how to garden, how to look after a pet or even how to draw something following simple steps. It is completely up to you!
Some things to you will need to consider:
Then I would like you to send your lessons to me and if you are willing to share them on the school’s Facebook page for your classmates to see and learn from, let me know in the email.
At the end of the week you will be evaluating your lesson, what you think worked well?, what might you do next time? Your family and friends can help you with that part too, giving constructive advice.
What parts of your lesson do you think went well?
What did you like about your lesson?
What did others like about your lesson?
What would make it even better?
Good Luck and I can’t wait to see them!
J.K. Rowling has released a new book! And is letting all children read it for free!
I would like you to read this story on your own or with a family member. You might want to read a chapter a day, or more than one a day – it is completely up to you! J.K. Rowling has launched a competition that you creative bunch might want to have a go at.
For your history this week, Mrs Waters and I would like you to find out about Mary Anning and her connection to fossils. Here is some information about who she was and why she is connected to fossils.
Here is a video you may prefer to watch to learn about Mary Anning
Task: To go outside and find a suitable rock. Can you create your own fossil on it by drawing on it with a pen. What features does a fossil have? Will it have eyes and a nose and mouth smiling? Will it have hair? I don’t think so… Think about what you have learnt to help you draw a realistic fossil.
Many of you may have or have found fossils before. Get these out and study them. Maybe have a go at drawing what you think the animal would have looked like.
PE with Mrs Waters
PSHE with Mrs Green
Have a super week of exploring and learning.
All the best,
Hello Class Two!
I hope you have been enjoying the sun and some time with your family.
Here is your home learning for the week.
Click on the differentiated reading comprehension activity all about Roald Dahl. Select the most appropriate text for your child. 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star (most challenging)
Lots of you, I know, know who the Twits are but if you don’t then here is a little information all about them and the Roald Dahl story.
A hideous, vindictive, spiteful couple known as the Twits live together in a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other out of hatred for one another, ranging from Mr. Twit hiding a frog in his wife’s bed that he claims is a monster, to Mrs. Twit tricking her husband into eating worms in his spaghetti. They also keep a family of pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps. The Twits, who are retired circus trainers, are trying to create the first upside-down monkey circus, leaving the monkeys to stand on their heads for hours on end. Mr. Twit coats tree limbs with a strong glue Hugtight in hopes of catching birds for Mrs. Twit to make into a bird pie. The monkeys try to warn the birds, but since the monkeys speak in an African language, the English birds cannot understand them, so the poor birds wind up boiling in Mrs. Twit’s pie. One week, the Roly-Poly bird flies in from Africa to visit the monkeys, and acting as an interpreter of languages, keeps the birds from sitting anywhere Mr. Twit has spread glue. Mr. Twit tries several times to catch the birds, spreading the glue on an increasing number of perches, but the Roly-Poly bird changes his warning to reflect the new traps. The Muggle-Wumps, tired of being forced to stand on their heads, with the help of the birds use Mr. Twit’s powerful glue to attach the couple’s furniture to their ceiling while they are away to trick them into thinking that they are upside down and that their ceiling is actually their floor. The birds also smear glue on the Twits’ heads, which permanently fixes them to the ground when a panicked Mr. Twit suggests that they stand on their heads so that they are ‘the right way up’ after they first walk into the upside down living room. Stuck on their heads with all their weight pressing down on them, they catch the ‘Dreaded Shrinks’ (a disease that Mr. Twit had convinced Mrs. Twit that she had earlier in the book as one of the pranks), their bodies compressing ‘downwards’ so that they eventually shrink away into nothing, leaving the Muggle-Wumps free to escape.
Real or nonsense Pirate Phonics – Click on the link below for the activity
Lesson 1 worksheet
Extra Maths Activities
Moggle – How many ways can you make 24 using different number sentences?
Time yourself ( maybe 1 minute or 2 minutes)
Have a go the next day and see if you got any more number sentences in that time compared to the previous day.
You can even play against someone in your family.
Roll 3 times and make 100 – One of your dice is the tens number and the other is the ones number. Play against someone to get the nearest to 100.
Bean Bag Addition
If you don’t have bean bags, why not use a sock or stone?
How many shapes can you see in this structure?
Name the different shapes you can see.
Have a go at creating your own shape structure.
Science / Forest School
This week you are going to be learning all about grass. You might think of grass as just lawns, but grass is so much more! From feeding the world’s people and animals to building structures to becoming grass skirts in the Pacific islands. Grass is everywhere so it is important to learn more about it. This week you will learn more about the purposes of grass, learn how to grow it and create some grass art.
Art – Grass Bashing
How to Grow Grass Pet
The Purposes of Grass
Read this 10 Things Made from Grasses text. Does anything surprise you?
So when you are out and about have a look for the different types of grasses!
Here is some interesting information all about Lawn Mowers. Have a read. If you have a lawn mower in your garden shed, why not see if you can identify any of the parts from the diagram.
Story Time with Miss Preece
On Monday, I will be uploading a video of myself reading a story for you to watch and enjoy. You may even get a sneaky peak of my tortoise Angus and my two cats Morris and Nala.
Have a lovely week Class Two.
All the best!