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The Great Smalley Bake Off - The Final!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our 'Great Smalley Bake Off' posts over the last few weeks. It has been lovely to see all of your yummy creations and we definitely have some very talented bakers out there! Theo has been a consistent contestant throughout and has produced a wide variety of treats, fully deserving of a 'Star Baker' title. Well done Theo!

Have a lovely summer break everyone!

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 16th July

Hi Class 2,

Gosh, these are the last two days of term! How has that happened?

In keeping with our transition theme this week, today we'd love you to think about what makes you special. Believe us, you are all very special, wonderful children! What do you and your family think your own qualities are? Try recording them on the template of a person below and you can also decorate and collage it too using cut out pictures and your own drawings. For more details, please see the project below.

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: TBC Compare durations

English: Planning and writing a story

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Dance: TBC The Nutcracker - Snowflake symmetry

The BBC also created a series of programmes which are still available to watch on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. There are twenty episodes altogether and we enjoyed watching them all! If you haven't seen them yet, or missed an episode, head to iPlayer as they really are educational and fun too!

 

 

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote and iPlayer.

Oak National Academy

There are no new lessons on the website this week but all previous lessons are there and you can use those already published to revise specific topics or complete any that you missed should you wish to.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#schedule

Shared Work

Morgan has completed all of his SATS book just before the end of Year 2 so in perfect time! We're thrilled to share with everyone that he got 35/40 in the last progress test! An awesome achievement, Morgan- well done indeed! 

 

 

Please continue to share your work, as we are looking at it and looking forward to seeing it.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

We dearly love seeing what you've been doing as we miss seeing you all in person so it's the next best thing!

Enjoy your learning!😊🌈

Love from Mrs Macdonald, Mrs Reckless and Mrs Hird xxx

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Wednesday 15th July

Hi Class 2,

Wow this week is going quickly! And it'll soon be the holiday!

We're concentrating on transition again as a result and today we'd love you to talk to your family about the friendships you've made this year. Who is important to you and why? Have a think about what you are most going to miss and then ask your family to help you draw around your hand on paper and carefully cut it out. Next, draw or write a good bye message to a friend, the class or your teachers.

For more details, please check out the project below and remember we'd love to see your work and hear your goodbyes :) We'll all miss you very much and we're sure you'll have lots to look forward to next year also.

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Calculate durations

English: Settings in stories

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

PE: How Science can be found in sport

The BBC also created a series of programmes which are still available to watch on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. There are twenty episodes altogether and we enjoyed watching them all! If you haven't seen them yet, or missed an episode, head to iPlayer as they really are educational and fun too!

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 14th July

Good Morning Class 2!

Today's transition activity focussing on thinking back over all you've done and achieved this year and reflecting on what makes you proud. What are your proudest achievements in your learning? What are you most proud of outside of the classroom too?

Have a think about what you're most proud of and design an achievement medal. You could cut a circle out of cardboard or have a star-shaped medal. Go to town with your decorations if you can - after all, you've earned this! You could paint it gold or use silver foil to make it shiny. If you have ribbons or string you could also wear your medal with pride and if hold a ceremony during which you're presented with your medal!

We'd love to hear how you get on! Well done on all of your achievements Class 2 - we're extremely proud of you all :)

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Hours and days

https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock

English: What makes good characters?

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

PE: How we move

"Alphabet Occupations" - ABC Jobs Song for Kids | Learn the alphabet phonics with Jobs & Occupations

Learn the alphabet and phonics sounds with the Alphabet Occupations song! What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe an astronaut, a firefighter or an en...

Please continue to share your work, as we are looking at it and looking forward to seeing it.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

We dearly love seeing what you've been doing as we miss seeing you all in person so it's the next best thing!

Enjoy your learning!😊🌈

Love from Mrs Macdonald, Mrs Reckless and Mrs Hird xxx

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Monday 13th July

Hi Year 2,

Welcome to the final week of term! Wow, where has the time gone? This week's project concentrates on transition and today we'd love you to create a 'Memory Jar' to help you cherish all your memories from this year forever! You could be super creative and decorate your jar and use different colours to show different types of memories. For example, you could use blue for friendship, yellow for teachers, red for favourite lessons and so on. You could include the school badge, drawings of your favourite moments and anything else to personalise your jar. For the finishing touches, try tying ribbons around your jar or gluing pictures around the outside. Please do share them with us and let us know what your favourite memories are!

 

 

If you'd like to get really creative with your decorations, watch this video for more ideas about how to decorate your jar:

3 DIY Ways to Transform Glass Jars! - HGTV Handmade

Brighten up your desk with these three colorful ways to transform glass jars!Check out the Crafty Lumberjacks' Textured Planters:https://www.youtube.com/watc...

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Time: 5 minutes

English: What is a story?

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Science: Bubble fun

Derbyshire County Council - Summer Activities Booklet

 

Class R, Class 1, Class 2 - An Audience with Mrs Mason!

 

 

Class R, Class 1 and Class 2, as we can’t all get together for a special assembly like we usually would in the last week of term, I thought it would be lovely to get together online. So next Tuesday, please join us (via Zoom) to have a chat with me and to have a catch up with the rest of your class! (Both in and out of school.)

We will be emailing out the Zoom link for your class prior to each 'meeting', so please keep an eye on your inboxes! 

See you Tuesday!

Mrs Mason 😊

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday 10th July

Happy Friday Class 2!

How are you all today? We hope you're feeling 'On Top of the World'!

Thank you so much as always to Abigail for Yellow Bubble, and Class 2's, song of the week. What a super uplifting one to start this Friday :)

Today, we're focussing on celebrations again in our learning!

 

 

We'd love you to have a go at the Maths activity from the project below. On a calendar, go through and write down when different family members' birthdays are or when special events are happening. Which month/months has the most/least birthdays and events? You could make a bar chart or pictogram to show how many birthdays are in each of the months. Please feel free to use the PowerPoint and resources below to help you record all of your family's birthdays and create your charts. Have fun and we'd LOVE to see your work so please do email to share it with us!

There are lots of other activities linked to celebrations in our project so please click below for more ideas and do please let us know how you get on!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Challenges for Year 2

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling+time

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/telling-the-time/

English: Book club: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-4617.htm

Music: Explore music and the seasons with Vivaldi

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 9th July

Good Morning Class 2!

We hope you're enjoying our Celebrations theme this week!

Today, why not try the dance activity from the project below! Gather everyone around the computer and listen to and sing along with the song, 'Celebration'. This is one of our all time favourites! As you sing, can you add actions to the dance as well? Try performing it for your family and have a concert, and do record your performance as we'd love to see it too!

Celebrate Good Times... Come on!!!

If that's got you in the party spirit, why not try another of the creative activities from the project and become a party planner! You could plan a party for a person of your choice and write a guest list, create invitations and make a list of everything you need from food to banners, balloons and party poppers! You could choose songs to play and write a shopping list for the buffet. Don't forget our invitations too ;-) You could invite just those who are able to attend during lockdown or plan for the party-of-all-parties to celebrate the end of lockdown which will hopefully be something to look forward to!

 

 

Please feel free to use these resources to help you with your party preparations:

There are lots of other activities linked to celebrations in our project so please click below for more ideas and do please let us know how you get on!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Time: quarter to and past

English: Alliteration

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Music: How and why singing makes us feel good

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Wednesday 8th July

Hi Class 2!

Today's theme is all about celebrations again and today we'd love you to complete the writing challenge in particular from the project below. Have a go at writing a menu for a special occasion. We LOVE celebration food ... think Christmas roasts, pancakes, Easter eggs, party food, pumpkin pie and bonfire toffee to name just a few- and there are lots, lots more examples from all different cultures, all over the world! Oooh just the thought makes us very hungry indeed!

Which foods will you include in your special celebration menu? You might be celebrating seeing a loved one for the first time since lock down and plan their favourite menu or you might be thinking of having food in the garden which you could turn into a super celebration- or you might prefer to plan for your favourite celebration of the year, whatever that might be!

We'd love to see your menus and you could decorate them with pictures of your ideas too- or even help to prepare the food in real life! Please do email in, whether that's with a picture of your written menu, a celebration cake you made or a whole feast. Whatever you do, we'd love to see it! Have a look at a few of the celebration feasts from around the world below for ideas and, remember, your menu could be as simple or spectacular as you like- we'd just love to see what you create! You could also download the writing frames, menu template and example menus from the links below to help get you started.

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Time: o'clock and half past

English: Long ladder letters and joining words

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Drama: Dramatic structure

 

Year 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 7th July

Hi Class 2!

We hope you are all enjoying your learning so far this week :)

This week's theme is all about celebrations and today it's time to get crafty and creative! We'd love you to make a celebration card for a family member. This could be for a birthday, a religious celebration or just for being them! We think this would be a gorgeous thing to do as we know so many of you have been missing hugging and seeing grandparents or vulnerable relatives and extended family members and what a super way of saying you're thinking of them, you're missing them or you love them! Have a look at some of these simple ideas for inspiration:

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Temperature

English: Describing words

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Art and Design: Portraits and self portraits

 

Class 2 Home Learning - 6th July

Good Morning Class 2 and Happy Monday!

We hope you all had a super weekend :)

Last week's theme was all about music and here's Abigail's wonderful tribute to it. She really does have the most beautiful voice and songs from musical theatre are her favourites so we hope you enjoy listening!

 

 

This week's theme is all about celebrations so why not combine today's reading and writing activities? The reading activity is to create your own celebration reading den and we LOVE this idea! How gorgeous will it be to snuggle down in a super den to an enjoyable book! You could drape blankets and sheets over a table to create a den underneath, or maybe you already have a teepee or indoor or outdoor tent that you could decorate! What will your den look like? Will it be decorated with bunting or balloons, or be full of your favourite fairy lights (fire regulations permitting!)?

 

 

While in your den, you could complete the writing challenge which is to read Staying Home (click to Download Staying Home) and then write your own version of the story based on your experience of being at home. You could let your artistic streak shine and also draw illustrations to match! Remember, we LOVE seeing your work and hearing about your learning so please do share it with us via our class email address!

 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Measuring in litres

English: Action words

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Music: Play it

 

Shared Work

Thank you so much Joe for sharing your work that you did on 'Transport'.  He really enjoyed counting the traffic with his Mummy and found that cars were the most popular vehicle.

He would also like to introduce us to Willow - his gorgeous new puppy, who was six months old last week - how cute is she?  Joe is learning how to look after her and learn what she needs to grow well.

 

 

Please continue to share your work, as we are looking at it and looking forward to seeing it.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

We dearly love seeing what you've been doing as we miss seeing you all in person so it's the next best thing!

Enjoy your learning!😊🌈

Love from Mrs Macdonald, Mrs Reckless and Mrs Hird xxx

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday Class 2 and Yellow Bubble!

Today, we'd like you to have some Friday fun with our food theme! It's time to go Madbury for Cadbury as the chocolatier launches this year's competition to design your own Dairy Milk bar. Just visit Cadbury Inventor to enter. Simply choose your ingredients and name your bar! Your parents will need to enter your design themselves but you could have fun with your family at home taste-testing combinations of ingredients and brainstorming names. What are your family's favourite flavours? You could try to use alliteration or humour to make the name of your bar super catchy. Happy experimenting and happy eating! Obviously, we always encourage healthy eating but a chocolatey experiment every now and then is fine... isn't it?!

 

If you'd like to experiment with ingredients and flavour but your parents don't wish to enter the Cadbury competition, why not try Friday's writing activity from the project below? The challenge is to design a new milkshake... delicious! Consider the ingredients you need to include, which ingredients work well together and an exciting name for the milkshake. You could even test out your creation and think about improvements. We'd love to hear how you get on so please do send in photos of your recipes!

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Challenges for Year 2

English: Daily Book Club: George's Marvellous Medicine

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Design Technology: Sources of energy

 

Shared Work

Look what I found Mrs MacDonald and Class 2 - the next instalment of the Dragons Love Tacos story!  Please enjoy and let us know what your favourite parts in the stories are.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel - Children's Stories Read Aloud by Kids

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequelby Adam RubinIllustrated by Daniel SalmieriThe hilarious sequel to the smokin' hot New York Times best seller, perfect for st...

Please continue to share your work, as we are looking at it and looking forward to seeing it.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

We dearly love seeing what you've been doing as we miss seeing you all in person so it's the next best thing!

Enjoy your learning!😊🌈

Love from Mrs Macdonald, Mrs Reckless and Mrs Hird xxx

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 2nd July

Hi Class 2!

Today, the reading activity from the project is our favourite yet! Michael Rosen, who sadly has been very poorly with Covid-19 but thankfully on the road to recovery now, is one of our favourite poets and today's challenge is to listen to him performing Chocolate Cake and then to write your own poem.

Click here to hear Michael Rosen perform Chocolate Cake. 

 

Remember to have a go at the writing activity too from the project below which is to compose your own poem about food. Why not try to make it a rhyming poem? If you need help to think of rhyming words, visit rhyme zone.com for help and, once you have complete your poem, perform it for your family. Please do send in your poems or films of you performing them as we'd love to see your work!

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Measure in millilitres

English: Alphabetical order

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

German: Number, food and drink

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by Actresses Rachel Shenton and Maisie Sly, who starred in the Oscar-winning short film The Silent Child, and they give a fascinating and interactive introduction to British sign language. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Class 2 enjoyed sharing the book Dragon's Love Tacos yesterday and answering questions about the story. They spoke about the structure of the story: the introduction, the problem and the solution. Did you all enjoy reading it too?

 

 

A big well done to Morgan who has applied for his collector's badge at Beavers and would like to share his writing. He's used a list to organise his writing and has an amazing collection of rocks! Well done Morgan :) 

Class 2 Home Learning - Wednesday 1st July

Happy Wednesday Class 2!

How are you? We hope you're safe, well and happy and enjoying our food theme this week.

Today, why not try the spelling activity from the project and think of food that contains these sounds: i-e, ai, ea and sh. Try to say them, read them and spell them... and revise any you find tricky. Here are some examples to get you started:

 

 

We're used to menus when we order food so why not have fun using these 'Spelling Menus' to help you revise your spellings today! 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Solve problems involving height and length

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

English: Curly caterpillar letters and exclamation marks

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Science: Dinosaurs

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is a treat for budding space explorers: it's a masterclass from astronaut Tim Peake!! He reveals how to survive in space and the science behind space rockets.We highly recommend!

 

 

Oak National Academy

Today, The Oak National Academy is looking at how to identify and use subordinating conjunctions in English, use arrays for the 3 x and 4 x table in Maths and what constellations are in Science in the wider curriculum. 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#schedule

 

Shared Work

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (Read Aloud) | Storytime

Join us in a dramatic read of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin read by Miss Jill. To Preview Book or Purchase Copy Visit: https://amzn.to/2NyF6Jd or to see ...

Class 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 30th June

Good Morning Class 2,

We're continuing with the theme of 'Food' today (yum) so why not try the reading activity from the project below? Click on the link, 'Dragons Love Tacos' and listen to the story being read. Afterwards, try drawing pictures to show the key parts of the story. Please send in your work to our email address as we'd love to see it!

 

 

You could then play the Fruit Fall Maths Game to practise data handling questions based on how many pieces of fruit you catch!

 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Compare Length and Height

English: Write your own counting poem

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-592957.htm

Geography: The Seasons

https://www.digipuzzle.net/main/kids/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=french

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by Ellie Simmonds OBE who offers up a special geography lesson on the world’s oceans, discussing the danger they are in from plastic pollution and what everyone can do to help. We highly recommend!

 

 

Learning Project: Food, glorious food !

 

 

The theme for this week’s project learning is ‘Food!’ During lockdown we’ve enjoyed looking at the photographs of your home baking. We’ve seen special cakes for VE Day celebrations, scones and biscuits from both children and staff. 
This week however, you will be learning about many different types of food not just baking. 

Here are a few questions to get you thinking about this week's theme -talk with the people you live with to see if you can answer them! Or do you need to do some research ? 

How many different foods can you name from the photograph above ? 
Where does sushi originate from ? 
How do strawberries grow ? 
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Why ? 
How many vegetables can you name in 5 minutes ? 
How many fruits can you name in 5 minutes? 
How many varieties of apples can you find on the internet ? 
Where does beef come from ? 
What would you like to make in the kitchen if you had a choice ? 
What is your favourite meal ?

The song below is from a show called ‘Oliver!’ 
We sang it to Mrs Annable when she retired last September so hope you can remember it and sing along ! It’s such a wonderful song and I love to hear you all singing it in our school hall ! See if you can remember any of the actions !

Food Glorious Food

Have fun learning this week !

`Class 2 Home Learning - Monday, 29th June

Good Morning Class 2,

How are you? We hope you had a lovely weekend :)

This week's project is all about food. Yummy!

Today, we'd love you to have a go at the art project so take a look at this film which is all about the artist Lynn Flavell who uses fruit and vegetables to inspire her work.

 

Try using fruit or vegetables to print with paint like in the picture above, or draw a your fruit bowl to create a still life as the famous artist Vincent Van Gough did:

 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Measure in grams

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

English: Practise spelling and writing questions

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

History: Who was Mary Seacole?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXkJ88ygPY0

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by  the actor and Broadway star Matthew Morrison who gives a special lesson on musical theatre and shows how to perform the famous finale song from Hairspray. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Please continue to share your work, as we are looking at it and looking forward to seeing it.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Thank you to Eloise for her work that she did for the Transport theme last week. Her main interest was the horse and cart, which featured in her timeline and practical engineering. She performed experiments with her family with different size wheels including a Lego van, scooter and bike. She learned that the larger the wheel the quicker it would travel! Super investigations Eloise, well done!

 

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 6

Another week in the Smalley baking 'tent.' Well done Theo! 2 really creative bakes - thank you so much for sharing. Definitely a Star Baker. Remember to send in your photos to your class email so we can share them each week. Have a lovely weekend everyone xx

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday 26th June

Happy Friday Class 2!

We hope you've had a wonderful week and enjoyed the glorious sunshine :)

We have another beautiful song to share with you again this week. Here's our song of the week from the super talented and very kind Abigail:

To link with our transport theme, Yellow Bubble created their own marble runs this week and investigated speed! Super engineering Yellow Bubble and it looks super fun too!

 

 

Yellow Bubble created balloon art yesterday also! It looks stunning! Why don't you have a go too?

 

Which transport projects have you at home enjoyed this week? We'd love to hear from you and see your hard work so please do send in your photos and news to our class email address. For more ideas and learning activities linked to transport, please click on the link below.

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Challenge of the week

English: Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by James Mayhew

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

French: Food and drink

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by former politician and Strictly star, Ed Balls, and takes a unique history class as he transforms himself into Alfred the Great and Elizabeth I to see who will be crowned mightiest of monarchs. We highly recommend!

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 25th June

Hi Class 2!

We're continuing today with our transport project so why not try the Maths challenge today? Sit with your parent(s) and look outside a window for 5 minutes. Tally the different types of transport that pass by. Can you record this information in a bar chart or pictogram with your parent's help? You could use this tally chart to help you record the different modes of transport that you see:

 

You could then make your own car or wheel from boxes that you have in the house. For example, try cutting out a circle from an old cardboard box. Then, create a wheel print using this template and paint. If you do not have paint, you could draw around the circle and create a repeating pattern. Or try using these examples for inspiration. We all have so many deliveries at the moment so have fun putting some of those boxes to creative use!

 

 

For instructions and help making the above car, visit craftulate.com.

Or how about these colourful creations:

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Comparing mass

English: One-armed robot letters

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Design Technology: Food and nutrition

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by Isabel Clifton who gives a drama masterclass packed full of tips to help improve on stage performances, including character research, how to use body language and tricks for learning lines. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Mrs Hird has shared her balloon adventure through the photographs she took - how beautiful!  Thank you.

What amazing views!

 

Year 2 Home Learning - Wednesday 23rd June

Happy Wednesday Class 2! 

We're half way through the week now so we hope you're enjoying our transport project :)

Why not have a bit of creative fun today and try to make boats out of a variety of materials or junk such as wood, plastic, paper, polystyrene and so on. Make a prediction about whether or not they will float and then test them to see which floats the longest. Can you summarise why certain boats floated for the longer than others? How about using these for inspiration:

 

 

We tried to make a boat that moved using a chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar. It sort of worked... a little bit ... ish! We really did have to laugh out loud after we had had such high hopes for our creation! Oh well, onto prototype number two... We hope you have more success with your own creations!

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/index.cfm

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Solve problems involving height and length

English: National writing day challenge

Science: What is sound?

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by top quizzer Mark Labbett who takes a maths class with a difference as he presents some simple maths hacks that help demystify long multiplication. We highly recommend!

 

 

Year 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 23rd June

Good Morning Class 2!

How are you all getting on with the transport project? We hope you're enjoying it! Today, why not try Tuesday's Maths challenge and create your own vehicle by drawing different 2D shapes to make it. Be as creative as you can and remember to send in your work to our email address as we can't wait to see your designs! Check out these examples for some inspiration:

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Comparing length and height

English: Comprehension

Geography: Cities, towns and villages

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by television presenter and inspirational speaker Katie Piper and offers a unique lesson in well-being and how to feel happy no matter what worries you may have. We highly recommend!

 

 

We're super pleased to share Yellow Bubble's fabulous work with you on transport from yesterday. They thought of so many typos of transport! How many have you at home used? Do you know anyone who has had a ride in a hot air balloon or a on Segway? How exciting would those be!

 

"Alphabet Transport" - ABC Transportation Song for Kids | Learn Vehicles, Phonics and Alphabet ABCs

Learn the ABCs and vehicles with the Alphabet Transport song! Can you make the alphabet phonics sounds? Sing A for Ambulance, B for Bus, and C for Car. Let's...

Also exciting to share with you are Sophie's photos of the two-week old chicks which stayed with her just for last night. How cute are they!

Is it a bird, is it a plane ? - Learning Project

πŸšβ›΅οΈπŸš’ This week’s theme for learning is transport ! πŸš˜βœˆοΈπŸš‚

Your project for the week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about transport ! You will learn about transport in the past, how it has changed through history and the science behind the many different types of transport. 
You will brush up on your road safety skills and how to be safe around water.
Many of you will not have travelled very far during these last few months but now is the time to think about the many different types of transport and research how transport has changed over many years. 
Below are some photographs of transport to get you talking about this week’s theme. What can you spot ? 

Thank you for all your hard work! We can’t wait to see you back in school learning and I’m busy making plans for when we can welcome you back! 
Until it is safe to have you all back in school please try your very best to keep learning ! 
                                          Mrs Mason 😊

Year 2 Home Learning - Monday 22nd June

Good Morning Class 2!

We hope you had a super weekend!

A new week, a new project! This time all of the activities focus on transport. We know there are lots of car-mad children out there so this should be really fun for you, or if you have an interest in History you might enjoy investigating transport through time from the very earliest flying machines and bicycles to the super cars and electric vehicles of the future!

 

 

Alternatively, why not try today's writing challenge and draw pictures of vehicles used in an emergency. What colours are they? Do they have any writing on the vehicles? What do you notice about the writing on the vehicle? Can you write facts about each vehicle? Perhaps some of your mummies and daddies drive emergency vehicles and you could draw them in your picture too. We are all so grateful for our emergency services at this time especially so you could even turn your writing into a thank you poster to the NHS and place it in your window.

 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Measure length and height

English: Using verbs

History: Who was Florence Nightingale?

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's episode is presented by world-renowned dancer Dame Darcey Bussell who takes a special dance class and scores a perfect ten with an African dance that is fun and easy to try. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Please continue to share your work, as we are looking at it and looking forward to seeing it.

Here's an update on Seren's tadpoles: they're now recognisably frogs and have been released back into their pond!

 

Being together

Thank you to all the children from Class 2 that have sent emails and photographs this week.  We are proud to update our display with your gorgeous work that we are doing together, despite being apart.  We are proud of each and every one of you.

Love from Mrs Reckless, Mrs Hird and Mrs Macdonald

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 5

We've saved up our bakes for a couple of weeks and now we have got some to share with you. I think Mrs Hird is our 'Star Baker' this week, she's been very busy in the kitchen! If you have any culinary masterpieces you wish to share please send them in to your class email address. Have  a lovely weekend xxx

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday 19th June

Good Morning Class 2!

Happy Friday!

We have a super treat for you all today and it’s our song of the week from the very talented Abigail. We hope you enjoyed her song last week and please give it up for Abigail again today!

We hope you have been enjoying learning all about Space this week. Which of the projects have you completed so far? We'd love to see your work so please do send in photos for us to enjoy and share :)

Today, why not complete the task from the project below which challenges you to design, and then build, a rocket. You could create your rocket using objects you can find in the home such as kitchen roll tubes, cardboard boxes, newspapers and tin foil. You could then write a set of instructions to share with a family member or friend? There are lots of easy tutorials online to help, such as this one from YouTube:

Easy Kids Crafts | How to make a Rocket

This video tutorial showcases how to make a rocket out of paper roll. It is an easy paper craft for kids. Paper crafts can keep kids engaged and improve thei...

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Challenge of the week

English: Reading lesson: Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles by Jeanne Willis

Computing: Using the web safely

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is presented by multi award-winning singer and trained chef Kelis who shares a cookery class from her kitchen in California as she shows how to cook one of her favourite sweet treats, cornbread muffins. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Really well done to Taylor who spent yesterday working on his Space project. He really enjoyed this piece of work and you can certainly tell - super work Taylor, well done indeed! 

Myla has been having fun embracing the awful weather during her outdoor learning and jumping in muddy puddles! It looks like you're having great fun Myla!

A special assembly with HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge

 

 

This morning, at 11 o'clock, the Place2Be’s royal patron Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy, during which she will speak about the importance of children's mental wellbeing.  Please join us as she addresses the theme ‘Spread a little kindness' - which we know is dear to all of our hearts; it is based on a lesson plan developed by Place2Be which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform.The assembly encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

During the assembly, The Duchess will say: 

 

 

If you would like guidance or support with your child's mental health, or just to read that others are feeling just like you at these unprecedented times, then please register with these websites for ideas and suggestions: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/our-team/our-royal-patron/ and https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk

 

 

This handy leaflet is a helpful guide to support our child's mental health: 

 

 

 

Please follow this link and scroll to the bottom to watch the special assembly this morning:

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/june/the-duchess-of-cambridge-to-lead-virtual-assembly-on-kindness/

Please, as always, contact us if you need to by either ringing the school office or using the class email address.

Kindest regards

Mrs Mason and the Smalley Team

 

 

Planet websites

https://www.funkidslive.com/learn/deep-space-high/destination-mars/10-fun-facts-mars/#

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/planets/saturn.html

https://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-saturn.html

https://kidzfeed.com/earth-facts-for-kids/

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 18th June

Good Morning Class 2!

Happy Thursday! We hope you have been enjoying learning all about Space this week. Which of the projects have you completed so far? We'd love to see your work so please do send in photos for us to enjoy and share :)

Today, why don't you research facts about a planet and then create a fact file about your chosen planet? You could research Earth or a further flung planet such as Neptune which has fourteen known moons!

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Shape patterns

English: Describing words in adverts

Design and Technology: Repeat pattern making

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is presented by Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and he swaps his microphone for a paintbrush as he gives a finely tuned art lesson and shows how the use of colour can dramatically improve your art. We highly recommend!

 

 

You can also watch Sir David Attenborough's amazing Geography lesson on BBC Bitesize Daily, iPlayer and the red button:

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning Wednesday 17th June

Good Morning Class 2!

We hope you are continuing to enjoy the 'Space' theme for this week's project. It has certainly inspired amazing and creative work in school which we would love to share with you! Please feel free to use these fabulous ideas to support your home learning and please do send in your photos as we'd love to see them!

Yellow Bubble blasted into their Space topic with these super Lego rockets and space buggies:

 

 

They also drew their own super rocket designs and were inspired by the artist in Tuesday's project challenge:

 

 

Stunning work Yellow Bubble! We hope you all enjoyed seeing their work at home too :)

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Sorting shapes

English: Using long ladder sentences in writing

Science: Parts of the body

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is presented by Vlogger and TV Presenter Nikki Lilly and she gives an IT lesson with a difference as she reveals her top tips for creating vlogs to share with family and friends. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

We have received super work through our class email and would love to share this with you:

Lacey has been completing the BBC bitesize tasks and activities every day so really well done to her. She has also made a scarecrow for "Make Smalley Smile", hatched chicks in an incubator at home which are just gorgeous, planted flowers and vegetables in the greenhouse and garden, joined a craft call with some of her friends and made a dream catcher. Wow! That really is super Lacey!

Class 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 16th June

Good Morning Class 2!

We hope you are enjoying the 'Space' theme for this week's project.

We are fascinated by the planets and love learning about their size and distance from each other. Have you heard this song about the planets before?

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots | Netflix Jr

Let the StoryBots DJ "revolve" it with sweet beats as the rapping sun and planets give you their spin on the whole solar system.The StoryBots are curious lit...

One of our favourite books, IF by David J. Smith and illustrated by Steve Adams, has this fascinating comparison of the planets' sizes. If the planets were all balls, Earth would be the size of a baseball, while Jupiter would be the size of an exercise ball and the sun about ten times bigger than that!

 

 

Why not complete one of the projects today and research the planets and then create a memory map or poster showing the order of them. Alternatively, you could make your favourite planet out of paper mâché!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Properties of 3D shapes

English: Days of the week and joining words

Geography: Introduction to Antarctica

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is presented by the comedian Tez Ilyas and is a fun science lesson about electricity in the past, present and future. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Mrs Hird has shared her baking with us via the Class 2 email address and, we have to say, it is making us feel very hungry indeed! Isabella asked to see Mrs Hird's baking and we think you'll agree it all looks very delicious indeed!

Hello - Mrs Reckless here :) Mmmmmmm - that looks delicious Mrs Hird!

This is a lovely interactive game to support and recap on yesterday's learning about symmetry: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Monday 15th June

Good Morning Class 2!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

This week’s projects all focus on Space. Did you see the launch of Space X two weeks ago (they also launched again at the weekend!)? We watched it live and it was amazing to see it launch, enter space and finally reach the International Space Centre!

Watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts into space in a historic mission

SpaceX launched NASA astronauts for the first time. The mission is called Demo-2, and it is the first launch of NASA astronauts from the U.S. since 2011. It ...

We are fascinated by space and have lots of books at home about space, rockets, the planets and the stars. Do you enjoy learning about Space? Here are some of our favourite books from home:

 

 

Why not try the reading challenge today from the project (see link below): choose a book and imagine you’re reading it in space. Try reading it before bedtime by torchlight!

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths: Properties of 2D shapes

English: Identifying errors

History: Who was William Shakespeare?

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is a superstar Spanish lesson and is presented by Gary Lineker who was an international footballer and presents Match of the Day. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Morgan would love to show everyone his pirate rules with 'ly' words from his BBC Bitesize lesson on 5th June. Really well done Morgan - we love your rules! Oh ah me hearties!

 

 

Morgan has also been very busy learning about caterpillars and butterflies. Super work!

 

Learning Project - Space and Beyond

 

 

Our theme for this week’s learning project is ‘Space’. It's an exciting time to think about space, on the 30th of May, Space X launched their first rocket into space with astronauts. It's the first time that Nasa astronauts have been sent to space on a rocket owned by the private company. The mission, Demo-2, launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on 30th May - the same launch pad used during the historic Apollo 11 Moon landings. After reaching orbit, astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behken decided to give their Crew Dragon spacecraft a name: "Endeavour", as a tribute to the first space shuttle each astronaut had flown aboard.

Here is a full video of the launch (it is very long, skip to 4 hours in to view the launch)

Crew Demo-2

After standing down from launch on Wednesday, May 27, SpaceX is now targeting Saturday, May 30 for Falcon 9's launch of Crew Dragon's second demonstration (D...

We hope you enjoy learning all about space this week.

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday 12th June

Happy Friday Class 2!

In keeping with this week’s music project, Yellow Bubble were treated to a ‘live concert’ by Abigail who is Mrs Hird’s super talented daughter. We’re delighted to share her song with you here so a round of applause please for Abigail …

Perhaps you could create a concert for your family by singing your favourite song or playing a musical instrument for them, or even dancing to your favourite music! Please do send in videos and pictures of your performances to the class email address. We can't wait to hear from you!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:  Position and distance in football

English: Book Club

Art and DT: Sculpture

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is on Food Science and is presented by Heton Blumenthal who is a world-renowned chief. We highly recommend!

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 11th June

Hi Class 2! Happy Thursday :)

Today's learning project continues to focus on music so why not try the reading challenge and practise a favourite rhyme or poem. Your could learn one of your favourite rhythmic poems off by heart and perform it for your family. This is one of our favourite rhyming books. It's called A Sea Voyage and is also a beautiful pop-up book about all different types of boats. There is lots of rich language in the poem and at first we just enjoyed the pop-up pictures but now we love reading the words as well. As you can see Jinx the cat loves it too!

In case the video went too quickly for you to read, click Download A Sea Voyage to see some of the beautiful rhythmic, rhyming words.

Please do send in videos and pictures of your favourite poems and rhyming stories (or of you reading them!) as we'd love to see them and to share them on the website. We can't wait to hear from you!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Finding quarter of a shape and an amount

English:   Four types of sentences

Spanish:   Spanish numbers

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is on gardening and is presented by Emmerdale actors who are a couple in real life and have an allotment from where they'll teach us how to be as green fingered as they are. We highly recommend!

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Wednesday 10th June

Hi Class 2!

This week's learning project continues to focus on music and one of our favourite activities asks you to visit different places in the home and garden. Make a list all of the different sounds that you can hear such as the humming of the fridge in the kitchen or the tweeting of birds outside. Which room or area is the noisiest? Try to use words such as volume, tempo, pitch and then record the sounds and play them to your family. Can they guess where in your house the sound came from? Or maybe you can make the sound yourself and ask the family to guess what they are!

Or how about making art from music sheets? We absolutely love the book, The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy and adore the artwork on the front and back inside covers:

 

 

How about turning your own music (or sheets you print from the internet) into a beautiful piece of art as well? We'd love to hear from you and see your creations so please do send your work into the class email address below. We can't wait to hear from you!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Finding a half

English:   Zigzag letters and commas in a list

https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments.php?family=All

Science: Squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

 

The BBC has also begun super programmes that air on CBBC each day at 9.25 and on iPlayer called Celebrity Supply Teacher. Today's programme is on PE and is presented by Markus Rashford. We highly recommend!

 

 

Shared Work

Thank you so much to Seren for sending in her photos. Seren helped make a strawberry and marscapone pudding and also sent in photos of her growing tadpoles. She went for a walk on Sunday with her family and saw the pond where they came from as well! Seren also has this gorgeous message for Class 2:
"I like to see the class and like being back at school. Love Seren." We are delighted Seren :)

Let's Pitch It Family! - with Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiqui

Don't forget this exciting competition involving the whole family - some great prizes are up for grabs! Remember, you have up until the 31st August, so plenty of time to make a start if you haven't already!

 

 

Hi,

Thank you for getting involved in this exciting workshop and competition. To get started WATCH THIS QUICK VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-24hzdNX9A&feature=youtu.be to help you download your copy of “Let’s Pitch It Family”.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FILES: https://siddiqui-education.co.uk/shop/

The coupon code for your free copy was texted out to you by school.

Once you have downloaded your free copy, watch this video to know which files to open first: https://youtu.be/6LrM-vCcrWQ

If you have any questions about the workshop, please email baasit@siddiqui-education.co.uk with the subject heading “Let’s Pitch It Family Query” followed by the name of your child’s school.

Good luck and enjoy!

Many thanks,

Baasit Siddiqui

Director of Siddiqui Education Ltd.

 

Let’s Pitch It Family is a workshop and competition where your child and the whole family work together to plan and present an idea for a television show. The ideas are sent back to Baasit as a completed workbook and two-minute trailer before the 31st of August. The winning family will win some prizes including a meal with Baasit and his family! As stated above we are lucky enough to be able to bring this competition to you free of charge - we will text out the voucher code you will need at the checkout when downloading your files at Baasit's digital shop!

Get creative, good luck and have fun!

Class 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 8th June

Hi Class 2!

This week's learning project continues to focus on music and the reading activity suggests that you play classical music while you read your favourite book. Classical music can be super calming and will help you relax while you read. We love digging out our favourite stories so this is a great excuse (not that we need one!) for us to get out these books which are some of our absolute faves:

 

 

Which books will you read today? Maybe you even have some stories about music! What music are you listening to while you read? Please let us know and we'd love to see photos of you reading and learning too so please send them in to our class email address below!

You could also try the writing challenge which is to create a fact file on your favourite musical instrument. You could write about musical instruments you have at home, or research your favourite, and you could even use PicCollage or other apps to create your fact file if you prefer! We can't wait to see your work :)

To link with Maths, why not have a look at musical instruments and see which shapes you can spot. For example, in our clarinet box we can see a rectangle, a circle and a cylinder. Which shapes can you spot?

 

 

Happy learning and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Non Unit Fractions

English:   Using Contractions in Writing

Geography: Introduction to North America: San Francisco

 

Shared Work

Thank you so much to Myla for sending in her video of the music she made in her garden - we absolutely loved hearing from you Myla and your music is beautiful to listen to and so creative! :) Here is a video of Myla performing ... 

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Monday 8th June

Hi Class 2!

We hope you had a lovely weekend :)

This week's learning project is super fun as all the activities focus on music and we know Mrs Reckless and Class 2 are extremely musical and love to sing and play.

 

 

Why not try one of Monday's writing challenges from the pack below such as creating a poster for a concert or making an A-Z of musical instruments and musical sounds? As always, we'd love to see your work so please send in pictures of your creations and, if you sing or play and instrument, we'd love to see those photos too!

You could also try making music using your body to create different sounds such as clicking your fingers, tapping your feet, clapping your hands and so on. Have fun experimenting and please do send in pictures and videos of you busily creating sounds. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

It's time to make some noise! Happy playing and happy learning!

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Unit Fractions

English:   Word endings

History: Who was Elizabeth Fry?

 

We've received a lovely email from Eloise and her family about the adventures and learning that they been doing.  Eloise and her family have enjoyed bike rides around Markeaton Park - one of Mrs Reckless' favourites too!  Eloise has enjoyed the Oak Academy lessons and has been getting to know her virtual teachers who are helping her to learn.  Eloise has also been practising her timetables and has enjoyed 'Hit the Button', her scores show that she is gaining the rapid recall of many of her timetables - can you beat them?

11 times = 27/27

10 times = 21/21

2 times = 29/30

12 times = 14/16

5 times = 16/17

3 times = 19/20

4 times = 19/21

Please let us know by emailing in your scores.  If you are interested in another game based learning programme, please email the Class 2 email and we will send you out your login name and password - it's called TTRockstars -

 

 

Here's something special that we would like to share with you all - Just outside our classroom, on one of our display boards, Mrs Hird and I have created a celebration zone of the work that we doing during this time.  As you can see, it includes some of the work that children have done at home and also work done by children at school.  Please keep sending us photographs and details of your work so that we can include it on our display - it really helps us to feel connected whilst we are apart.  We will update the display board as we receive more photographs or emails - thank you so much.

 

 

Please do keep sending us pictures of your learning and of your work as we dearly love to see what you're up to. We miss looking at all you do in person so it's the next best thing!

 

Learning Project - The Magic of Music

Our theme for this week’s learning project is ‘The Magic of Music’

 

As you may have noticed , during this time music has played a big part in our lives in helping to entertain us while we have had to spend so much time at home. So this week our project aims to provide opportunities to learn more about Music.


Your learning may focus on famous musicians , listening to and performing music and exploring a wide range of music genres and instruments.
Have fun and work hard - I look forward to seeing and hearing all your project work this week.


Below is a song for you to listen to from a few years ago, recorded in our school hall .

 

aud-20200608-wa0001 (2).mp3

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 4

Here are the bakes we have been creating this week. Remember if you do any baking at home to take a photo and send it in to your class email address. We love to see what you have been up to. Have a lovely weekend everyone! xxx

 

A special Friday assembly with Ant & Dec

 

 

Good morning to our whole Smalley community,

This week has been National 'Child Safety Week'.  

During this time, where we are thinking of keeping all those we love and ourselves safe (even more than usual), and exploring all the feelings and emotions connected with this, we are pleased to announce a virtual assembly with Ant & Dec.  

 

 

This morning, at 9.30am, please join us for an assembly where Primary school children across the UK can join Ant & Dec, David Williams and Sally from the NSPCC for a special assembly in partnership with the Department of Education.

The assembly will help children to understand the huge changes in their lives during the coronavirus pandemic and how important it is to speak about our feelings and thoughts - two things we can all safely share together at this time. Please click on the link to NSPCC website, which is where you will be able to follow the link and watch the assembly: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/working-with-schools/

Speak out. Stay safe. Virtual Assembly

Welcome to our virtual 'Speak out. Stay Safe.' assembly! This session will be led by the wonderful Sally from our Schools Service, and features special guest...

Children, every one of you are special to us and we love to help you to learn, celebrate your achievements and watch you grow.  Please use this video to join in with a song called 'It's Good to be me!' - here the two ladies use sign language as they sing the song, perhaps you could could learn it too.

Good to be me - Sing Up

A signed version of the Song Bank song. To find out more, go to http://www.singup.org

Everyone, please continue to stay safe, help and support one another, stay happy, talk lots, listen well and celebrate all that is good about you and our world. 

Best wishes from All the staff at Richardson Endowed Primary School xx

 

 

https://www.capt.org.uk/pages/category/child-safety-week

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday 5th June

Hello Class 2! Hi! Chiao! Salut! Guten Tag! Bonjour! Hola! Hallo!

Today, we'd love to challenge you to have a go at one of the learning projects from the pack below so why not have a go at learning how to say 'Hello' in different languages. You could use Google Translate or your Mummies and Daddies might have an app that you could use. Try to say 'Hello' or 'Hi' aloud in as many different languages as possible and you could even write them down! We'd love to see films of you practising or photographs of your writing so please do send them in as we LOVE hearing from you!

 

 

There are lots of other exciting English and Maths activities too on the link so do have a look and we can't wait to see your work when you send it in. Thank you :)

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Challenges for Year 2

English:   Curly caterpillar letters and the suffix -ly

Design and Technology: Packaging

 

Shared Work

At school, in the Yellow Bubble, we have enjoyed finding out about the countries in the United Kingdom, here is some of our work that we worked hard on:

 

 

Really well done to Taylor who is continuing to work hard at home and enjoyed writing a letter to a friend in another country yesterday. We love your super letter Taylor! He has also been looking at fruits from other countries and found ‘Handa’s Surprise’ on YouTube which he has read before in class. 

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Thursday 4th June

Good Morning Class 2,

I am really excited again about your activities today from your learning project (link below) as the reading challenge encourages you to use an atlas or a map or book to find countries that make up the UK. You can then compare them with other countries from around the world such as Brazil or Kenya. What is different? What is the same?

I don't know about you, but I'm dreaming of places to visit and I can't wait to start looking at where to go when lockdown is over. It's so exciting to dream of far away places and in our house we love getting out our world books and reading about famous cities or beautiful beaches or tall mountains and great lakes. Here are some of the books and resources we have at home that we're enjoying reading today, from our wall map to our globe and our favourite pop-up atlases:

 

 

Which books or websites are you looking at? Where would you like to visit: somewhere similar to the UK or somewhere different? We'd love to see pictures of you at work, of your books, your learning and so on so please send them in to our class email address. We can't wait to hear from you! Happy dreaming and happy learning :) 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Odd and even numbers

English:   Using exclamation marks

Wider Curriculum: French    Greetings and numbers

 

Shared Work

 

 

Oh my!  Here is Isabelle's new puppy - Teddy!  He sure is cute and fluffy just like a teddy bear.  Please keep letting us know about your adventures, Isabelle, as you explore your local area.  We loved looking at your photographs and reading out your work in class yesterday - your photographs and lovely work made the children and I smile.

Look what Mrs Hird has achieved - she has slowly been getting back into running and she has has been doing an online race called 'Race at your Pace' where she has had to run about 26 miles over the whole month of May. She did it and then was awarded this medal - I love the colour and design - do you? Well done Mrs Hird - you've inspired me to have a go in June.

 

 

Last term - we asked for photographs of you dressed in red, white or blue so that we could build our own Class 2 Union Jack.  We got a few photographs in - thank you girls, so Mrs Hird has compiled our own Union Jack - isn't it brilliant!  As you're finding out about the countries in the UK today in your challenge, you could perhaps make a Union Jack flag. If you would still like to send in a photograph, please do, as we could add your photograph in.

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Wednesday 3rd June

Good Morning Class 2,

I am really excited about your activities today from your learning project (link below) as the English challenge encourages you to look through recipe books with your family and find a recipe from another country. I remember doing this when I was at school and I still have the book that I used and the recipe that I made at school! I chose to make a German cheesecake and here's a photo from the book. It looks quite old now but the recipe is still very yummy! Which recipe will you choose? What ingredients do you need? If you have time to make it, please do send in a picture to our email address as we would love to see your baking skills!

 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Grouping

English:   What are suffixes?

Wider Curriculum: Habitats

 

Thank you to Honey for your photo of the bike ride you went on recently and really well done to you for all your hard work with BBC Bitesize. In other news, Honey has also had her second lockdown tooth fairy visit!

 

 

Thank you also to Isabelle for sharing some of the projects she's been working on over the last few weeks: the projects she has been busy completing are super creative and very relevant so really well done to Isabelle as well!

Class 2 Home Learning - Tuesday 2nd June

Good Morning Class 2,

I hope those of you learning from home all had an enjoyable first day back of home learning yesterday! The weather was glorious so I'm sure you were also busy enjoying being outside in the sunshine too. Starting this week, we are introducing a new learning project with ideas for learning in all areas of the curriculum. Please don't feel you have to complete all of these activities as there are lots! There are activities for reading, writing and times tables for you to choose. There are also ideas for bigger projects if you are looking for an afternoon of learning. As always, please send photos of your work and home learning into the class' home learning email address. We can't wait to hear from you!

 

 

Bite Size

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted, such as the Oak National Academy. Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to help, not overload.

Maths:   Sharing

English:   Write command sentences using a range of punctuation

Wider Curriculum: Introduction to South America - Rio De Janeiro

 

Shared Work

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

 

Thank you so much to Seren for sharing her photo of her tadpoles with us. They are starting to grow back legs now!

Enjoy your learning!😊🌈

 

Welcome Back! Let's travel 'All Around the World'🌍

Welcome back!

We hope you have all had a lovely half term and have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather.🌞😎

 

Our theme for this week is 'All Around the World'.🌍

This half term, instead of posting an activity daily, we will be posting the activities for the week on a Monday in our new learning project packs! There are different activities for each day and also further activities for you to dip into throughout the week. Please see individual class posts for links to Bitesize, Oak National Academy and the learning projects for each year group and don't forget to send in your pictures and your work!

 

Class 2 - The Great Outdoors - Map skills

 

 

A big thank you to Seren and her family for recording their bike journey that they went on yesterday. Here's what Seren told us:

"I had fun on a bike ride yesterday with my sister and Mum. We turned left and right a lot. This was about 10km."

We are indeed very proud of you for sharing kindness in our community and beyond; Seren's sister had made a bracelet for AgeUK so it needed to be delivered - thank you. Well done for cycling that impressive distance on your bike too - great exercising!

Can you spot any places that you recognise on Seren's map?

 

 

 

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 3!

Hi Everyone!

It seems lots of you have been out enjoying the lovely sunshine this week and are saving your baking for those cold and rainy days. However, the grown ups have been busy so here are our bakes this week.....

 

Please continue to send in your bakes over the next couple of weeks, we love to see them.

Happy Half Term Everyone! xxx

 

Class 2 Home Learning - Friday, 22nd May 2020

 

 

Good morning Class 2 and a very happy Friday to you!

Wow what a busy week we've had! Have you had fun with your outdoor learning? What was the best thing that you learned this week that you'll remember for a long time?  I think mine was when I joined a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, whilst sitting in my outdoor learning space; I joined lots of other teachers in our school family and we listened to the inspiring work that a lovely man called Baasit Siddiqui has been doing to help children and their families to be the very best that they can be.  I found him very inspiring and uplifting and I am now exploring the work that he has done. Baasit Siddiqui is running a family project which is definitely worth having a look at - there is a link on our school website.

 

 

Reflecting is really important in our learning; it is really good to think about what we have learned, how we did it, what were the good things and where did we need more help. We would love you today, as we come to the end of the half term, to think about what you have learned this term, what can you do now that you struggled with before?  What is it that you still find a bit tricky and need a bit more work on?  What did you enjoy the most and want to do more of?  If you would like to send Mrs Hird and I a message, we will use that information to help with next term's learning ideas.

 

The very final activity for outdoor learning is linked to reflection.  We'd like you to get your body and mind into the place where you are relaxed and ready to reflect on what you've been doing, so today we'd love you to join in a session of Yoga.  Yoga started over 5000 years ago and with regular practice can help our mind and our clever brain to concentrate, keep calm and relaxed.

After a busy week of exploring, exercising and learning Mrs Hird and I are using our gardens as our learning space today and appreciating the space we call 'home'. Here are Mrs Hird and I doing our yoga poses:

 

 

Please explore Yoga by choosing from one of these videos below and have fun doing it too.  Remember to check that your chosen space is safe and clear from any obstacles.  Have fun and perhaps share a Yoga pose or two with us.

Yoga For Kids | Play In The Park | Yoga With Adriene

Yoga With Adriene For Kids! A special yoga practice in the park - for the kid in everyone! Hop like a frog on your mat, connect to your breath and move in a ...

Rainbow Yoga 🌈 Yoga For All Ages! 🌈 Yoga With Adriene

Rainbow Yoga! The perfect 17-minute practice to brighten your day, to help turn darkness into light. Great for ALL AGES!Breathe deep, create a healthy flow o...

Thank you for all of your hard work this half term and thank you for sharing your work - Mrs Hird and I have loved your emails and messages.  Please have a lovely half term with your family and keep safe and happy.  Please share anything that you would like to with us using our Class 2 email, which you can find below.

We're so very proud of you and miss you very much.

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird 

HOME LEARNING

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum - the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school, but may be of interest. 

Thank you

Monday

The UK Blessing - Churches sing 'The Blessing' over the UK

The Blessing UK -At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come togethe...

How Is A Rainbow Formed | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Videos For Kids

Learn all the interesting detail and facts about our beautiful rainbow with Dr. Binocs only on Peekaboo.Hey kids, have you ever wondered where does this beau...

A Rainbow of my own

Let's read together! Come and join me on an adventure in a book! We will have fun as we read together a new book each week. Come and read "A Rainbow Of My...

Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 21st May 2020

Good morning everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!

 

 

Wowsers - look at my car thermometer from yesterday!

 

 

It certainly was a hat, sun cream and plenty of water kind of day!

How did you get on with your right and lefts yesterday?

 

I set Mrs Hird a challenge and asked her whether when she usually goes on her walk does she turn left or right? She told me that she usually turns right, so I asked her to turn left instead and to find out where that took her - look at the lovely photographs she sent me:

 

 

Can you see where Mrs Hird ended up? Do you recognise it? What little friend did she make?

When Mrs Hird sent me the photographs, it got me thinking all about maps and how we can follow them to show us where to go but that we also use them to show us the route where we have been - here's Mrs Hird's map which shows us where she had been:

 

 

Take a look at this road map of Smalley and its surrounding area, can you see Smalley? What places are near to it?  Can you point them out on the map as you read them? Where would our wonderful, little school be?

 

 

Perhaps today, whilst you're out walking, you might look at a map of the area where you will go, or you might have an app that tracks where you you have been, or you might draw your own map to show the places that you passed along the way.  Will you do as Mrs Hird did and go left instead of right?

 

 

Remember to stay safe wherever you go and always go with your Mummy or Daddy. 

 

 

Good luck and happy exploring - please send any work to share to our class email which is down below.

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird xx

Home learning

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

The BBC Bitesize today https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  is looking at our five times table in Maths.  We love to use 'Hit the Button' in class, here is the link to practise your 2, 10 and 5 timestable:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

In English, the BBC Bitesize is teaching us about the days of the week, verbs (doing words or action words) and using them in a diary. In Computing, it looks at what goes into making a computer game and how algorithms (a set of instructions/rules) work.

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer).

The Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#schedule looks like this today:

 

Sharing learning

Thank you Honey for sharing your super scarecrow photograph with us.  The scarecrow is wearing the special Fox socks - can you spot them?

 

Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 20th May 2020

 

 

Wow it's 'Wonderful Wednesday' already! Half way through the week!  Can you remember how we split up the word WED   NES  DAY to help us to spell this tricky day of the week? 

WEDNESDAY'S WARM UP

Can you practise spelling the days of the week and months of the year to keep your Year 2 skills sharp?  What about taking some chalk or paper outside to practise?

Right - our task for today, as we take our daily exercise, is to know our left from our right:

 

 

Our hands can be very helpful in helping to learn this. Can you see the capital L that my thumb and forefinger makes on my left hand?  This always helps me to remember because then the other hand has to be my right.  I also write with my right, but I know that isn't the case for everyone.

On your journey today, talk to your Mummy or Daddy about which way you are going -do you go left or do you go right?  Where do you go when you turn right out of your house? Where do you go when you turn left?  Can you remember the Green Cross Code for when we cross the road?  Please look at the video to remind yourself how to carefully cross the roads, always looking both left and right.

RACQ Road Safety Lessons - Crossing The Road

Teaching your child how to safely cross the road is one of the most important lessons they will learn. Understanding road safety takes many years and adults ...

Please send us any photographs that you take on your left and right journeys today - children, always cross the road with an adult and take your photographs in a safe place, checking the space around you at all times to make sure it is super safe.

Here are Harry , Jess and I on our walk and Mrs Hird and her daughter on theirs- can you name the types of crossings we used? 

Home learning

We are encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. Links to other effective resources will be posted to this newsletter, such as the Oak National Academy.

Please do not feel you have to do everything, we want to equip not overload. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

If you have any questions or need any support with learning at home please contact our new class specific email at:

class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

The BBC Bitesize today https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  is looking at our two times table in Maths.  We love to use 'Hit the Button' in class, here is the link to practise your 2, 10 and 5 timestable:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

In English, the BBC Bitesize is teaching us about our letter formation for letters b, h, k, m, n, p and r as well as looking at describing words, which we know as adjectives.

For those struggling with internet or computer access, the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iPlayer).

The Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2#schedule looks like this today:

 

Sharing learning

Thank you for the comment on the school website Edie, thank you for taking part in the exercise videos too:

 

 

Here are Myla and her brother enjoying the amazing outdoors; Myla you look really busy doing your writing - I am very proud of you.  Myla and her brother are also doing their exercise on their bikes and on the trampoline- I think they're practising some of their techniques for Martial Arts:

 

 

Here's Morgan enjoying the outdoors & keeping fit by climbing trees as well as walking - thank you so much for sending in your photograph, it really is lovely to see you and I'm proud of how high you've climbed!.

 

Look at Seren's family amazing scarecrows for the Spreading Smalley Smiles - I love the Teddy Bear theme - awww is that Goldilocks?  Thank you for sending in your photograph for us all to share:

 

Last week, we asked you to share a photograph of yourself in red, white or blue so that Mrs Hird and I could build a Union Jack picture.  Thank you for the ones we have received so far.  Please send them into our class email by the end of the week: class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 19th May

 

Good morning children, happy, happy Tuesday!

Now you all know how much I love to sing and dance and it is certainly something that makes me smile on the inside and the outside! So I've taken inspiration from one of my pictures in my house and found a beautiful outside classroom today, right on my doorstep!

 

 

I'm going to do some exercise today in my outdoor classroom so just checking that the floor is even and there aren't any obstacles near to me.  I also have my bottle of water to keep me hydrated.

Remember to make sure that you are in a safe space with your Mummy and Daddy close by.

Here are some dance exercise videos to inspire your learning today. 

Let's do the three stages of our P.E lesson, like we do at school...

Right, time to warm up...

 

Now for the main session:

 

School Dance for Kids - Easy Dance-Along Exercise Activities for Kids

(All for you) https://muve.org/ Elementary students exercise in school as MUVE shares how dancing activities broaden ones range of movement. In this dance a...

And now our cool down children:

Sticky Kids - Cool Down

Sticky Kids, Cool DownSubscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4u3fUr5gb7MrMLzj6jJ2UADownload from iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/qjhkjuFor CD...

Mrs Hird and I would love to see your outside classroom. Please send us photographs or drawings of you exercising in your outside classroom.  You might be using the videos and dancing like me or cycling, walking, running, playing football, tennis or catch.

Keep safe and make sure you look after your body when exercising, by warming up, cooling down and drinking plenty of water.

Keeeeeeeeeep dancing/moving!

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

 

SHARING LEARNING

 

A very special thank you to Eloise, Benjamin and Seren for sharing their learning. Their special place was Shipley Park and enjoying the wonderful wildlife that is right on their doorstep.  So beautiful children, thank you - I feel like I am there myself!

 

 

Look what Seren found whilst pond dipping with her Daddy - please send us photographs as the tadpoles develop.

 

 

Class 2 Home Learning - The Great Outdoors 18th May 2020

 

Good morning everyone - Mrs Hird and I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend with your family.

I've enjoyed celebrating my son's 13th birthday and Mrs Hird has been busy scarecrow making!

BEAUTY ON OUR DOORSTEPS

Mrs Hird and I have been keeping active whilst at home, as it makes us feel happy and healthy. 

Today Mrs Hird and I are each sharing a favourite place that we've seen whilst we've been out walking in our local area. 

Mrs Hird says that whilst she has been walking she has rediscovered the site of the old Shipley Hall.  Mrs Hird loves local history and really enjoys reading all the facts about the buildings and the Miller Mundy family that lived there.  Mrs Hird also loves seeing the beautiful bluebells that she passes along the way.

 

 

Just across the road from our house is a beautiful little wood, where bluebells and blossom are busily appearing - as you can see our dog, Jess, loves it there too! As we enjoy our walk, we also love listening to the birds singing, the family chats about life and the sound of silence.

 

 

Please send us photographs or drawings of your favourite places that you have seen locally, whilst you have been out walking.  Let's share the beauty on our doorsteps.

Please send all photographs or drawings to our Class 2 email: class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk 

We look forward to seeing what your eyes have seen.

 

 

SHARING LEARNING

 

Thank you for the photographs of Smalley scarecrows that have been emailed in - here is Taylor's and Seth's Scareboy and Scaredog - aren't they brilliant? 

 

 

Here is Mrs Hird's - these scarecrows sure make me smile!  Have you seen any more children?

 

Mrs Mason’s Monday Morning Message

Good morning children. I do hope you and your families are all keeping well. I miss seeing each and every one of you in our school every day and especially your smiles and hearing you laugh, play and learn together on our playgrounds and in our classrooms.

You have probably heard on the news and from your parents that some of you will soon be able to start back to school and that lots of people are arguing about this! At the moment there is lots to talk about so that we can all feel safe but I will be writing to both you and your parents as soon as I have more details. Until I can do that I don’t want you to worry but to keep working hard at home and enjoying this lovely sunshine.

Due to the lovely weather our theme this week is  ‘All things Outdoors!’ We want you to spend as much time as possible learning outside. Your teachers have planned lots of exciting activities for you and your family to get involved in because we know that some of you learn far better when you are outdoors! Also this week it is ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and being outside, keeping fit and healthy also helps you to keep happy too!

During the past few weeks while we were only allowed out once a day for exercise I went to Shipley Park many times on my bike. It was so beautiful to hear the birds sing and watch the flowers grow, especially as it was so quiet while everyone was at home. I took lots of photographs to share with you ! I hope you enjoy looking at them on this week’s little film. See if you can spot somewhere you have been in our wonderful country park. I’m sure you will enjoy this week’s song too. Make sure you sing along …… just like in our Monday morning Assembly!

Monday Morning 18th May

The Great Smalley Bake Off - Week 2!

Once again you have amazed us with your baking skills! Thank you so much for all your efforts and sending in your photographs. Please continue to share your bakes over the next week using your class email, ready for another gallery next Friday.

Have a lovely weekend xx

Class 2 - VE Day - Home Learning 15th May

FUN FRIDAY!

Yesterday, our VE Day learning linked to the Union Jack flag; we looked at the colours of the flag and found out which countries in the U.K  it represents.

 

As it's FUN FRIDAY - shall we try to make a Class 2 Union Jack with pictures of ourselves dressed in either red, white or blue? 

Please send us a photograph of yourself dressed in red, white OR blue and then Mrs Hird and I will use our computing skills to build a special Class 2 Union Jack!  If you don't have a whole outfit then a head and shoulder shot is fine - maybe you'll pop your school jumpers and cardigans on?!

 

 

Please email your photograph to our Class 2 email by 5pm Wednesday, 20th May 2020.

Have fun rummaging around in your wardrobe - remember to help to tidy up afterwards!

 

Class 2 - VE Day - Home Learning 14th May

Happy Thursday everyone!

Did you enjoy listening to the famous wartime song - 'We'll meet again' yesterday?

'We'll Meet Again' - Katherine Jenkins brings the nation together in song | VE Day 75 - BBC

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Today's VE day quest is linked to the Union Jack flag that we have seen proudly flying over the weekend; We've seen lots on people's houses, in photographs and even in the Smalley scarecrow's hand. 

Here are Mrs Hird and I with ours:

 

 

The Union Jack is the flag for the United Kingdom (U.K.)  Do you know the countries that are in the United Kingdom?  Please comment below.  We have also attached a map of the UK for you to label and a Union Jack flag for you to colour if you wanted to do some Geography based VE work today - please send us photographs of you holding your maps and/or flags.

 

Thank you for all that you are doing at home, we've had lots of emails telling us about all of the super work being done at home and also all of the play, life skills, exercise, time with families and relaxing things that you are doing - these are so important too children and you are making us so very proud.

Keep safe and keep flying the flag!

Love Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

 

Class 2 - VE Day - Home Learning 13th May

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday - I hope you are all alright this morning and you had a good day yesterday.

Have you seen this poster around Smalley whilst on your daily walk?  

 

This Saturday, it is the start of the Scarecrow Festival around Smalley - will you be making one with your family?  Please send in any photographs (using our class email) of ones you are making or ones that you see on your daily exercise.

Our school has its very own scarecrows, made by some of the children who are coming to school at the moment. What do you think?

 

 

The theme for our school scarecrows is linked to the famous wartime song 'We'll meet again'. Your quest today is to listen to the song and find out who originally sang it and who recorded their version and released it last month.  Please comment in the comments below.  Thank you children , we look forward to reading your answers from the research that you do.

"We will meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day."

Until then, please stay safe, help Mummy and Daddy and look after one another.

Love Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

 

Class 2 - VE Day Home Learning - 12th May

Good morning Class 2 - we hope you are well on this bright and sunny morning.

Did you try out any of the VE celebration activities that were posted last week?  Please let us know how you commemorated VE Day at your house.

Here is my family celebration in our garden with afternoon tea:

 

 

And here's Mrs Hird's:

 

 

We look forward to seeing your photographs and hearing about how you created special memories this weekend - please send them to us using our class email or make a comment below on the school website.

If you wanted to find out more about VE Day, remember to have a look at the ideas that were posted on the website yesterday too.

 

Mrs Mason's Monday Message

 

Assembly this Monday would be all about our 75th VE Day celebrations so I thought I would tell you about how I marked the occasion with my family. 

I marked VE Day this year by entertaining our neighbours with music . We played ‘We’ll Meet Again‘ and ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. 

If you play an instrument perhaps you could entertain your neighbours on a Thursday evening when we all go outside to clap the NHS and all Key Workers? 

Thankfully the weather was so warm and sunny that we were able to take our instruments outside and play from our front garden. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch on our front lawn and waved to all our neighbours as they sat on their gardens at a safe social distance! 

It was lovely to see other people ,enjoy the lovely weather and mark this special day for our country.

 

 

Here is a link to a special song we enjoy singing in school in 

November when Year 6 deliver our special Remembrance Assembly. Have a listen and see if you can sing along. 

Remember ,we are all still together under the same sky!

 

 

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Home Learning - Get involved in VE Day 75 - 11th May

Home Learning - Get involved in VE Day 75 - 11th May

Friday 8 May marked VE Day and 75 years since the end of WWII. The country paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever, it is important to unite and remember their service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago.

There are many similarities between the struggles of the Second World War and what we are going through today. We look to our Second World War generation to learn from their experiences, and we continue our work to protect them from the threat we currently face.

At the end of the Second World War people were happy that the fighting had stopped. However, lots of things like food were still rationed. On VE Day itself lots of people held street parties, but they also remembered those who had still not returned from fighting and those who would never return.

While we can’t get together to have street parties due to the current situation, we would love you all to commemorate and celebrate – just as people did 75 years ago! Each day this week your class teachers will be posting photographs of how they are commemorating and ideas about how you might too! Please see below for details and examples and remember to send your photos to the class email address so that we can share them on our website!

 

Mr Redgrave’s Fabulous VE Day Project Challenge

 

VE Day Word Search

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BBC Hands On History

WW2 Recipe: Chocolate Cake (without eggs) - http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ww2_recipes2.pdf

WW2 Recipe: Parsnip Whip - http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ww2_recipes1.pdf

BBC School Radio KS2: World War 2 Clips

Topics include evacuation, the Blitz, rationing, songs, news reports, speeches, eye-witness accounts. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-world-war-2-clips-index/zjc8cqt

BBC Class Clips KS2: World War Two

This series of short films offers a comprehensive overview of World War Two. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-world-war-two/zjnyscw

BBC School Radio

Listen to Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. The classic World War 2 story of children evacuated from London to Wales. -https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks1--ks2-carries-war/zk7mcqt

Listen to Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. The story is a classic tale of secrecy and adventure set during World War Two. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-friend-or-foe-michael-morpurgo-index/znb78xs

Listen to The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall. The story is set during World War Two, young Chas McGill and his friends have a collection of war souvenirs. But nothing comes close to the machine gun which he pulls from a crashed German bomber. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-the-machine-gunners-index/z7gqkmn

 

VE Day Memories

Good morning everyone, 

Today on this special day for many I wanted to share with you some history from my family.

Almost 74 years ago my Grandad received this letter from His Majesty King George VI, along with all of the other children in the country. The letter was sent to children with words of inspiration and encouragement after World War Two in Europe had finally ended. My Grandad would have been 6 years old and attended Grange Primary school in Long Eaton when he received the letter- meaning that he was born during the war and the first 6 years of his life would have been very different to children now. 

The Great Smalley Bake Off

Wow! It seems lots of you have been busy baking since we saw you last. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing bakes! Here are a selection of some we received today, but remember you can send them in to your class email anytime and they will be included in our weekly 'Bake Off' Gallery.

Have a lovely long weekend in the sunshine everyone!

With Love From Us All xx

Class 2 - The Great Smalley Bake Off!

Wishing you all a terrific Thursday, Class 2.

Look at the delights that Mrs Hird has been cooking up - they look truly delicious!  Thank you Mrs Hird - my tummy is rumbling!

 

Here at my house, baking is something that we have been doing lots more of - we've been really enjoying it. Here's one we made earlier!

 

 

I usually love making pavlova for family celebrations.  We have been busy making meringues for our VE celebrations tomorrow.  Here's Alice and I with the first stage - to avoid a soggy bottom, we'll decorate them tomorrow with fresh cream, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries (I also need to go stand in the supermarket queues for the supplies later on today!).

 

 

Home Learning - The Great Smalley Bake Off!

Thursday, 7th May 2020

For classes R,1,2,3,4,5 & 6

Good morning everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!

 

 

Today's event: 'The Great Smalley Bake Off'

Lockdown has resulted in us all learning new things and practising different skills. Many children have been baking and making meals for their families. After chatting to children in school, Mrs Rodgers knows one family has been treated to a 'mean' chilli and naan bread! Yummy!

As part of The Great Smalley Bake Off, we would like to invite you to take photographs of your bakes and share your recipes so that others can be inspired. Hopefully we can find some 'Star Bakers'! We know flour is tricky to get hold of at the moment so be creative and just have fun!

Now if you haven't planned to bake today, then don't worry because this feature is not going to last just one day.  You can send your bakes and recipes in whenever you decide to bake and make between now and when we return to school. Please use your class email (see below) and we will put together a collage each week of our masterpieces. 

Here are some to start you off: The Rodgers' Family Chocolate and Beetroot Brownie, Miss Lockley and her daughter's bread and Mrs Boole's family cake.

Look out on the school website today, as staff upload some more of their culinary delights!  We can't wait to see yours!

On your marks.... get set.....BAKE!

 

HOME LEARNING

Please use these resources as you wish - they are here to support, guide, develop, grow and keep brains busy but never to overwhelm.

 

As you may all be aware, starting tomorrow, it is the 75th anniversary celebration of VE Day. 

 

As we are all staying safe at home, there are ideas about having your own celebration at home to mark this significant date:

  

 

Will you be doing anything at your house children?  If you would like to, please see the attached family pack with some ideas for the next few days.  Please take some photographs of whatever you do, as next week our SPECIAL WEBSITE FEATURE will be all about the importance and significance of VE Day.

 

Wonderful Workspaces

Thank you for sending in your wonderful and creative workspace. Here they are;

Class 2 - Home Workstations

Good afternoon Class 2, we hope that you are all well on this super sunny Wednesday - what a gorgeous day!

Today, Mrs Hird and I are sharing the spaces where we are working whilst we are not in the school building.

Mrs Hird says that the Hird household is very busy, just like an office, as there are three of them working at home.  Mrs Hird works in the dining room which she shares with her daughter whilst Mr Hird works in the office upstairs.  Mrs Hird says that some days all three of them can be on a virtual work meeting all at the same time! Phew it sounds busy there Mrs Hird, I hope you're all having plenty of rest breaks and not forgetting lunch!  Thank you for sharing Mrs Hird.

 

 

Here in the Reckless house it can all get a bit noisy, because as you all know Mr Reckless plays the trumpet!  Well, at the moment he is busy teaching music lessons through Zoom so there are always brass instruments playing! Today, I have had an online staff meeting in my car (as it was quieter) and with the help of Big Ted, I have been working in my front garden too! 

 

 

My children, Harry and Alice, as well as doing school work, have been busy preparing for the VE celebrations on Friday and they have been making their own bunting for our garden decorations when we have our garden party for our family of 4. Please have a look at the VE celebration posters that help us all to mark this special date and stay safe at home.

 

 

Are you doing anything at home for VE day? If so please let us know by commenting below. 

We can't wait to see where you are working children -please send your photographs to our class email.

Remember to get outside today too and play in this beautiful fresh air.

Keep shining!

Love from Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

 

Home Learning - Wonderful Workspaces

Wednesday 6th May 2020 

For Class R,1,2,3,4,5 & 6

 

Good morning everyone! 

Today's event is to take and share a photograph of your workspace. During this time we have all had to get used to working away from our usual desks. Where are you working now? Do you have a desk in your room you like to work at, with a fancy gaming chair? Perhaps you like to work at the dining room table, with your other family members? It could even be that you have been taking the opportunity to work outside whilst the weather is nice? Please send a photo of your favourite place to learn to your class email (see below) and watch out for it to appear on the gallery.  Look out through the day, as staff share their workspaces. Please send all photos for this feature by 5pm today - we look forward to seeing a fantastic range of new learning spaces you have discovered!

 

 

Smalley Pets Corner!

We hope you enjoyed our theme for today's activity! We really enjoyed seeing your pets, thank you for sharing them with us! Here they are:

 

 

Here are Myla and Bella, who is 9 years old, enjoying the sun at Easter.

 

Here are Elizabeth and Mollie with their two pets Leo and Seamus.

Leo is a 5 year old Collie, who loves to go on walks, barking at the postman and playing with sticks and balls. Seamus is a 1 year old black Labrador. He was one on the 26th April and loves food, walks and following the girls' mum around.

This is Florence's cat, Ted -  he's so cute and fluffy!

 

This is Olly and his 'best one' Nova.  Olly's Mummy says that Nova has helped Olly tremendously through the lockdown period. Nova had to be super brave yesterday too as she had to have a broken tooth out at the vets!  Get well soon Nova.

Thank you again for taking part in the activity! Check back tomorrow to see the next activity!

 

Class 2 - Pets Corner - Reckless residents & famous mice!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  We hope that you all slept well and are having a good day so far.  

Mrs Hird and I have been looking forward to today's animal feature. Mrs Hird would love to introduce two famous mice that she adores!  Can you spot who they are?  

 

 

Everything Disney makes Mrs Hird smile and I can see through this photograph how happy memories of Mickey and Minnie make her - thank you for sharing Mrs Hird.

 

 

Here in the Reckless house, our animal menagerie continues to grow!  We adore our animals and they are a very special part of our lives (Mr Reckless is very understanding!).

Let me introduce Jessie, our Golden Labrador.  Jess will be 5 next month and as you can see she'll do anything for a fuss, she loves playing in water and cuddling up with her teddy bear.   We have two cats at the moment, the black, ginger and white one is called Phoenix and she's 3 - she is a formidable bird catcher by night but loves to sleep by day; Freddie, our grey cat, is 2 years old - he loves a cuddle but only on his terms!  He is very affectionate and loves to nose butt and curl up on my knee.  Alice's birthday presents, last Summer, were two Netherland Dwarf rabbits - we were surprised in January as we were blessed with baby rabbits so now we have four - Midnight, Skyla (now Skywalker!), Bibbity and Bobbity. 

You may be thinking - does Mrs Reckless own alpacas?!  Unfortunately not, but these are two of my son's favourite photos from when we went to meet these gorgeous creatures, earlier in the year,  on a walking experience.

We've already received some beautiful photographs this morning of you with your furry friends - thank you.  If you'd like to appear in the gallery. please send your photos to our class email: class2homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk

Keep safe and forever shine

Love Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird

HOME LEARNING - Pets Corner

Tuesday 5th May 2020 

For Class R,1,2,3,4,5 & 6

 

 

Good morning everyone and Happy Tuesday! 

Today's event is to take and share a photograph of your pets and tell us their names and a little fact about them! If you don't have a pet you could send a photo of a family pet that you would like to introduce to us all.  Please send your photo to your class email (see below) and watch out for it to appear on the gallery.  Look out through the day, as staff share their pets. Please send all photos for this feature by 5pm today - we can't wait to see the different types of pets we have at Smalley school! All photos received after 5pm will still feature in the gallery but will be added later in the week. 

 

 

Sharing our Smiles Gallery 4/5/20

Thank you so very much for all of the beautiful moments that you have shared with us today.  

Please enjoy all of our gorgeous smiles - they are certainly spreading for miles!

Monday Assembly from Mrs Mason

Good morning children . I don’t know about you but I’ve been missing our Monday morning assemblies when we all gather together as a whole school . I miss hearing you sing too !
Below is a short assembly I have made for you to watch. Please share it with your parents and talk about the messages. Life won’t always be like this and one day we will look back on this time as just a memory. Sit back and enjoy the assembly. Stay safe and hopefully see you soon !

Smalley Assembly - May 4th 2020

Class 2 - Smalley smiles - Mrs Hird & Mrs Reckless

Good morning children, we hope you had a lovely weekend with your family and that you have kept lovely and safe at home doing some of your favourite things.

Here are photographs of Mrs Hird and I doing things which make us smile:

Mrs Hird discovered a love for running a few years ago and we often talk about how happy running makes her feel - I hope as your foot gets stronger again Mrs Hird, that you'll be doing what you love - I bet looking through these photographs makes you smile too - thank you. 

 

Here are a selection of my photographs which I have taken whilst being safe at home with my family.  Each week my family have chosen to decorate the front of our house with a different rainbow feature - for us it's a sign of our hope and gratitude. This activity brings my family together and it sure brings a smile to ours and our neighbours' faces. This week's addition will involve rainbow pom pom making! 

 

 

HOME LEARNING - Spreading Smalley Smiles for Miles!

Monday, 4th May 2020 - Star Wars Day!

For Class R,1,2,3,4,5 & 6

 

 

Good morning everyone and a very HAPPY MONDAY!  Did you know that yesterday was WORLD LAUGHTER DAY?! Please take a look at the World Laughter post to find out all about it.  The joke page will keep on running, so whenever you find a good one, please add it to the comment box!

Now this week, our daily posts are going to look slightly different, as we are having a special feature week, where we will be 'Spreading Smalley Smiles for Miles!'.  We are very lucky when we're in school every day, as we get to share a lot of facial expressions, including smiles, so we thought it would be really lovely to have the opportunity to share some of those beautiful faces on the school website this week.

Our very first gallery comes from the PYJAMARAMA event last Friday - thank you for all of the beautiful photographs that we received.

Today's event is to take and share a photograph of you doing something which is making you smile at the moment whilst you are safe at home - it could be bouncing on the trampoline, building a model, working on your Maths, eating your favourite meal, dancing.......the sky's the limit! Please send your photo to your class email (see below) and watch out for it to appear on the gallery.  Look out through the day, as staff share their smiles. Please send all photos for this feature by 5pm today - we can't wait to see your faces! All photos received after 5pm will still feature in the gallery but will be added later in the week. 

 

World Laughter Day 2020

Did you know?

 

 

Today is World Laughter Day!  

World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year .  The first celebration was on January 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria.  The day is now celebrated worldwide.

One way of raising a smile, sharing a chuckle or a full on belly laugh is by telling one another jokes - please explore these joke pages or get your joke book from your shelf.  Please post your favourite joke in the comments below and get our Smalley Community smiling.

 

 

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/jokes-for-kids/

Happy World Laughter Day!

 

 

Night, night, sleep tight!

And so that's the end of the PYJAMARAMA event for today - we hope you've enjoyed some or all of it - what was your favourite part?

Have you seen the staff sharing their books? Remember you can email your PYJAMARAMA photos into your class home learning email - the closing date for this please is Monday, 4th May 2020.

Please continue to love your books, share stories and create memories that last for always.

Night, night, sleep tight - enjoy a bedtime story or two!

From all at Smalley School

 

 

Mrs Reckless & Mrs Hird are 'pyjamaramaing'!

Hello all fellow book reading, pj wearing people!  We hope you have had chance to tune into some of the PYJAMARAMA events today or enjoyed reading some of your books.  

Mrs Hird and I would love to share some photographs of us staying safe at home and enjoying some of our books.

 

 

Thank you Mrs Hird for sharing, it's so lovely to see a photo of you today.  Now it's my turn - here I am, children, reading my book.  I'm really enjoying it because it's actually like reading two stories at once - there are two main characters that are linked together but living separate lives and each even chapter tells the boy's story and each odd chapter tells the girl's story - I'm not sure if their stories will be become one, but I can't wait to find out!

 

 

And as you know children I ADORE children's books - I've been looking at new books that Class 2 can enjoy together when we get back to school.  Here's Alice and I with one of my favourite pop up books - I LOVE how each page 'pops out' by unfolding in a different way.  This book is ten years old now, as I bought it for Harry when he was a toddler and now I enjoy reading it to my young nieces and nephews - I can't wait until I can do that again!

 

 

Booktrust - Pyjamarama Reading Festival

Due to a large amount of traffic from school children around the Nation, the booktrust website is currently down. However, they have announced they are moving to their Twitter feed and will still be following their schedule (see your class newsletter); providing all of the livestreaming, videos, resources, learning and fun they had planned.

We have embedded a copy of their Twitter timeline below. Please click 'continue reading' on the link below, to view the book trust time line.

Alternatively, access their Twitter feed by following this link - https://twitter.com/Booktrust

 

Friday 1st May 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter - (Pyjamarama Reading Festival)

Today, you can join families across the country, plus the nation’s best-loved authors and illustrators, for a festival of online events and activities - all in the comfort of your favourite pyjamas.The Pyjamarama festival is organised by the BookTrust and is a fantastic opportunity to explore high quality reading of all ages, in an extremely engaging way.

Use this link to access the festival, which begins at 9:30 am - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/.

Then refresh the page throughout the day and enjoy all of the special guests and activities. (If you are choosing to attend this festival, please do not feel pressured to undertake the Bitesize or Oak Academy daily schedule)

 

 

Activities and resources will be shared on the BookTrust and they have already uploaded some to this address – https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-activities/

Do you have a favourite read at home? Please send in pictures of you with your favourite book and we will share all our wonderful reading on the school website at the end of the day.

 

Thank you for sharing your work

Thursday 30th April - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

 

Happy 100th birthday Captain Tom Moore

 

 

Today's focus helps us to think about Captain Tom Moore and his incredible achievement. Please have a look at the link below and talk with a grown up or  phone your family or friends and have a chat about some of the ideas (please ask to use the phone first).

 

Please send us any photos of any messages or pictures of Captain Tom and we'll display them on a special website post in his honour - maybe you'd like to be in the photo too - please check that this is ok with your parents.

Will you be clapping for the NHS and all of the key workers this evening?  Perhaps your street might sing Happy Birthday to Captain Tom too.

We would like to congratulate Tom Moore on his birthday promotion to Colonel and once again wish him a fantastic birthday

 

 

With anxiety over health, social distancing and changes in routine, this is a difficult time for children and adults. Here are some suggestions to help your wellbeing and mental health.This week, the activities focus on outdoor activities to improve your wellbeing.

 

 

The Great Outdoors:

Being outside, in the fresh air, surrounded by nature is proven to benefit our wellbeing and mental health. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun and it’s so important that we replenish our levels of this vital vitamin after a British winter. Vitamin D boosts our immune system which is especially important at the moment and helps with bone, teeth and muscle development. Make the most of your outdoor spaces and the beautiful spring weather to get outside, try these challenges and increase your sense of calm and wellbeing …

  Outdoor activities:

Keeping fit and being outside are both great for your body and mind so today’s activities have a focus on fitness and can be done outside – or inside – weather permitting!

You always feel better mentally after a workout (not just physically) as exercise releases important hormones in your brain called endorphins. These are natural pain killers and also give you a feeling of happiness and wellbeing.

To help get your endorphins flowing, try these ‘Move at home’ activities. They focus on football and skipping which we know your all love! Most of the activities can be done inside or outside and of course there are lots more that you could play with your family. Look online for ideas or introduce your family to some of the games that you play with your friends in the playground! Enjoy working out and feeling great!

Wednesday 29th April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Today’s focus resource is Collins Big Cat. Today we are taking the opportunity to highlight this excellent resource again. Collins have kindly opened access to their Big Cat Reading Scheme. You may recognise these books as they are the same your child brings home from school.

 

 

Using their digital library you can continue the reading your child has been working hard on since September. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher through your class home learning email if you are unsure of the reading stage of your child. Follow this link to access the Big Cat Library - https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks

Oxford Owl invites parents and carers to register with their website and then allows access to a huge library of ebooks which are all part of the reading schemes that we have at school.  If you select your child's stage or colour of book band, the website then shows you a  selection of appropriate ebooks for that level.  Again please email your class teacher if you need guidance for the appropriate stage for your child. Here is the link: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

 

The Great Outdoors:

Being outside, in the fresh air, surrounded by nature is proven to benefit our wellbeing and mental health. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun and it’s so important that we replenish our levels of this vital vitamin after a British winter. Vitamin D boosts our immune system which is especially important at the moment and helps with bone, teeth and muscle development. Make the most of your outdoor spaces and the beautiful spring weather to get outside, try these challenges and increase your sense of calm and wellbeing …

  Outdoor activities:

Keeping fit and being outside are both great for your body and mind so today’s activities have a focus on fitness and working out outside!

To keep fit, why not join in with the London Marathon’s fundraising activities? With the event postponed until 4th October because of the Coronavirus, athletes and others have joined the ‘2.6 Challenge’ to raise much-needed money for charities. Those involved include 26 Olympians, celebrities, children and many more. They’ve completed their own challenges such as running 2.6 miles, doing 26 kick ups and much more. Choose your own challenge and google the ‘London Marathon 2.6 Challenge’ for links to charities. You could raise money whilst keeping fit, being outdoors and boosting your wellbeing and mental health at the same time!

If you’re already busy being active, why not keep a record of all of your achievements in this Olympics log book (please see below). Writing down (you could asking a parent or sibling to help) will make you realise all you’ve done and achieved … and this will make you feel great too which will boost your wellbeing and self esteem!

Remember, if the weather is wet and rainy you can still work out inside. In the words of Joe Wicks, “You never regret a work out”. Exercise makes you feel amazing so get ready, get set, go!

Our apologies

 

 

Sorry if you've logged onto the school website today and wondered where today's daily newsletter was - there was a mix up of days - are you struggling to know which day it is too?  All amended now!  Tuesday is here!

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

 

 

Today focus resource is from STEM Learning. STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They have begun to provide a range of home learning activities with a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) projects. To launch this campaign the organisation created a video with aid from the Astronaut Tim Peak.

 

Use this link ( https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary ) to access the wealth of STEM activities, games, problems and learning on offer.

 

Outdoor activities:

Being in nature, and taking time to see, hear and smell it, is so good for our mental health and wellbeing. Try the nature hunts below and try to find as many of the plants and living things as you can. Let us know how many of the living creatures and their habitats (homes) that you find or – even better – email in photos of you with them! Please be careful when touching plants as some sting and prickle. Do not eat what you find as some plants and berries are poisonous. Always, ask an adult if you are unsure about anything that you find.

If we are unlucky with the weather this week, use the nature all around you to inspire some creative work indoors! Creativity is excellent for your wellbeing too and can be really calming. Why not give these craft activities a go. You could also email in pictures of your creations!

Monday 27th April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

 

For those looking to further their maths today, our focus resource is White Rose. Their resources help to promote problem solving and a mastery based approach to Mathematics.

The White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8.

They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

 

Follow This Link To The White Rose Website - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Outdoor activities:

These challenge cards will help to improve your feelings and fitness. If you don’t have the equipment shown (such as cones), use stones or twigs. Let us know how many of each activity you manage or – even better – email in photos of you doing them!

You might have done some of the gross and fine motor skills activities below at school. Gross motor skills help with whole body activities such as walking. Fine motor skills use small muscles, such as those in the hand used for writing. Why not try these activities at home to improve your skills and enjoy being outside! Instead of doing them in the playground, try them with members of your family in your garden. We’d love to see photos of your activities and dens so please send them in!

Do look here for more outdoor activities this week, such as wildlife trails and how to make mini beast hotels! We hope you enjoy being outside, getting your Vitamin D and improving your wellbeing

 

Friday 24th April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

 

Singing and music is a big part of Smalley culture and it is something we love to do together, whether it be in assemblies, concerts or during music lessons.

At school, one of the resources we use is Sing Up and we're pleased to announce that we can now access some of their resources at home with 'Sing Up Home'.  Music and singing are incredibly powerful, and can help support us in so many ways – emotionally, physically and intellectually. The benefits are endless, and supporting singing is central to Sing Up's philosophy.

If you fancy learning a new song then tune into 'Song of the Week' - this week it's called 'One moment, one people' which is all about working together and making positive connections with each other.

Please follow this link to access the resources:

https://www.singup.org/singupathome

Keeeeeeeeeep singing!

 

 

 

 

Yoga:

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main parts of yoga are poses (movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

The practice began in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga helps you feel calm, strong and mindful. It helps tone, strengthen, relax and makes you feel amazing!

  Yoga activities:

Today’s yoga activities focus on yoga for wellbeing, calm and fun!

Sometimes, you’ll find you just can’t concentrate and a short yoga break will help you focus and be ready to start again. Try these ‘After Break Yoga’ cards to help you get ready to learn again. They’re also great if you’ve already had a break and need to settle down to your learning again.

All sports events have been cancelled so, if you want to have a bit of fun with your yoga, bring the sport to your home! Try these ‘Summer Olympic Yoga Cards’. Compete against your family and you could even award medals!

 

If you’re feeling sad, yoga always makes you feel better so look at this PowerPoint and try the poses. You’ll soon be feeling happy again. The cool down at the end of the PowerPoint will also help calm your mind and take away your worries

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

 

 

The internet is a wonderful tool which is helping in many areas of life at the moment, but it is always important to remember the internet at times can be a dangerous place if you aren’t sensible. Today's resource focus is from Internet Matters.

 

Internet matters is a group that works in partnership with most ISPs (Internet Service Provides). They provide clear and practical guides for keeping children safe online. This can range from how to set up parental controls on a huge range of digital devices through to which apps to avoid.

We have provided a link through to a page of all the leaflet guides they provide. - https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/esafety-leaflets-resources/

However do take a look at the resources on youtube also as these are high quality and to the point. - https://www.youtube.com/user/internetmatters

 

Yoga:

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main parts of yoga are poses (movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

The practice began in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga helps you feel calm, strong and mindful. It helps tone, strengthen, relax and makes you feel amazing!

  Yoga activities:

Today’s yoga activities focus on yoga positive affirmation.

Just doing yoga makes you feel amazing – you feel calm, strong and full of energy. You will feel even more amazing by saying positive affirmations. This is when you say things out loud when you do a yoga pose. For example, whilst doing the warrior pose, you could say, “I am brave!”. This really will make you feel great!

Try saying these sentences (or any of your own) whilst doing your yoga poses:

I am calm.

I am happy.

I am well.

I am clever.

I am brave.

I am amazing.

 

For more yoga poses to do, please click on the PowerPoint below

There are lots of yoga videos on YouTube especially designed for children. You might feel a bit silly saying your positive affirmations but please try it – it’ll make you feel fantastic. For more examples of affirmations, have a look on YouTube, such as at these videos below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqQwGmbWsnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffXclh8cdkY

 

Earth Day - 22nd April 2020

 

Today is Earth Day - Earth day is celebrated every April 22nd; more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. This year, Earth Day is being celebrated differently all over the world as we all protect one another from a virus by staying home - perhaps now more than ever, we can all think about how to make our world a happier, healthier place to live for all of the plants and animals on Earth.

Here are a few resources to enjoy, which celebrate Earth's splendour, as well as explain all about Earth Day:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhyXx1kCz0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lugsq7RI9bw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3zgcL0Tv8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GqM-U5dCsQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvdhsn-BFDI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP-yCd2qLxo

This is an interesting programme from the NASA scientists about how they work to protect Earth: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Zjr3WRXLw

What do you love about our special planet?

Let us know what you did to celebrate Earth Day.

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

The internet is a wonderful tool which is helping in many areas of life at the moment, but it is always important to remember the internet at times can be a dangerous place if you aren’t sensible. Today's resource focus is from Thinkuknow.

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Thinkuknow has put together a wealth of home learning resources to promote safe and sensible internet use; the website also contains short information films to watch alongside your child, with tips and advice for internet use at home. Please use the link below to access these resources:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Yoga:

Yoga is a very old form of exercise. The main parts of yoga are poses (movements which increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

The practice began in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in lots of ways. Yoga helps you feel calm, strong and mindful. It helps strengthen your bones and muscles, makes you more flexible, helps you relax and makes you feel amazing!

  Yoga activities:

Today’s yoga activities focus on yoga poses.

If your parents are fed up with you being online or on a device, why not use your devices to do some yoga? You get to keep your technology and get in your parents’ good books at the same time! Win, win!

There are lots of yoga videos on YouTube especially designed for children. These are really fun so give them a go! For example, for links to some of the best yoga videos, please visit the website below:

https://awakeandmindful.com/best-kids-yoga-videos-on-youtube/

  Yoga poses:

There are lots of different yoga poses so why not look through this PowerPoint and have a go at home. My favourite is the ‘Rainbow’ pose. Why not send us pictures of you doing the rainbow pose? You’ll be getting flexible and doing your own tribute to our wonderful NHS and key workers at the same time!

Here are some yoga cards that each show you a different pose. They will help you improve your gross motor skills too. Why not get your family to join in with you? Yoga is brilliant for people of all ages!

 

Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/ - This is a Government backed online learning platform. It provides 3 lessons a day from Reception to Y6 and beyond. Each lesson is an hour and ranges from English and Maths through to History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language e.g. Spanish, Science and Art etc.

Subjects like History and Geography follow the National Curriculum however the topic choices may be different from those your year group were covering in school but may be of interest. 

 

Yoga:

Yoga is a very old form of exercise. The main parts of yoga are poses (movements which increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

The practice began in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in lots of ways. Yoga helps you feel calm, strong and mindful. It helps strengthen your bones and muscles, makes you more flexible, helps you relax and makes you feel amazing!

  Yoga activities:

Today’s yoga activities focus on yoga poses.

If your parents are fed up with you being online or on a device, why not use your devices to do some yoga? You get to keep your technology and get in your parents’ good books at the same time! Win, win!

There are lots of yoga videos on YouTube especially designed for children. These are really fun so give them a go! For example, for links to some of the best yoga videos, please visit the website below:

https://awakeandmindful.com/best-kids-yoga-videos-on-youtube/

  Yoga poses:

There are lots of different yoga poses so why not look through this PowerPoint and have a go at home. My favourite is the ‘Rainbow’ pose. Why not send us pictures of you doing the rainbow pose? You’ll be getting flexible and doing your own tribute to our wonderful NHS and key workers at the same time!

Here are some yoga cards that each show you a different pose. They will help you improve your gross motor skills too. Why not get your family to join in with you? Yoga is brilliant for people of all ages!

 

Coronavirus - Summer Term Letter

Monday 20th April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all had a restful Easter break and welcome to our very first remote summer term!

We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.

It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s okay if you and your child feel a little apprehensive at the moment and have lots of questions. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by emailing our home learning address: homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk  

We are moving to change this email to be class specific and will inform you via text message of the new addresses when we have done so.

We miss the children very much, but we must continue to follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. So, we’re carrying on with our school remaining open for vulnerable pupils and those parents, whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response. However it remains important, for your child’s own safety, that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.  For most pupils, this means continuing with their learning at home.

Just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun learning together! Your children will have lots of activities they can enjoy over the summer term – so keep a close eye on the school website and your child's class page:

https://richardsonendowedprimary.typepad.com/website/our-classes.html 

We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work in via email, so this can be shared with their class teacher.

We are unable to say when we’ll be able to open the school fully and continue to be led by the Department for Education’s advice and guidance. Rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected.

Warm regards,

Mrs K Mason

Headteacher

 

Monday 20th April - Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Welcome Back

Good morning! We hope you have had a restful time with your loved ones over the Easter break.

During the last two weeks, several groups have developed home learning resources. We are now encouraging all parents to use the package the BBC is providing through the Bitesize website. We encourage you to access this through the daily post on your child's class page as we will still use these to post important information, resources, share messages from teachers and share any work you send in to us.

 

Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

This website covers a daily input of Maths, English and a wider topic. Each of these contains teaching, activities, games, work and more with familiar faces for children. These will take the place of our daily packs.

 

For those struggling with internet or computer access the BBC is also providing daily lessons through the red button on your TV remote (also available on iplayer), please be aware the topics covered in these do not match up with the Bitesize daily planning. The schedule for these televised lessons is included below. Each of these programmes are 20 minutes in length and are available at 9:00am each day.

 

We're All In This Together!

We hope you've all had a lovely Easter break and eaten lots of chocolate. Stay safe xx

 

Home Learning – Easter Holiday

Today sees the start of the Easter Holiday, with this in mind we are taking a break from our regular daily posts, these will resume on Monday 20th April.

 

 

It has been wonderful to see so many children and parents engaging with learning over the past few weeks. The children have worked hard during this term both in and out of school and are ready for a break. During the next two weeks, we encourage you to give your children as much of a ‘holiday’ as possible. To help with this here are a number of ideas:

 

During this time please continue to use homelearning@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk to stay in touch with any questions you may have or work/activities you would like to share. Finally, we wish you all the best and hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable Easter.

 

Friday 3rd April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

 

English and Maths

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

 

Good Morning, today we are finishing off our week on homes and houses. Download this pack ( Download Houses and Homes Activity Pack ) it is filled with house and home based activities, as with yesterday choose some that interest you, you do not have to complete them all!

Download Houses and Homes Activity Pack

Other ideas;


Share your favourite book that is about a home or includes one.
Build a home at home (think big: cardboard, pillows, blankets).
Continue the construction activities from earlier in the week.

 

 

Mindfulness is being aware of what is going on inside and outside ourselves, moment by moment. We can practise mindfulness through meditation, colouring, poses, being in nature and much more. Here are some fun activities to get you going. Look out for mindfulness colouring, crafts, breathing and yoga activities here over the next few days.

  Mindfulness doodling:

Do you like doodling? It’s fun to do and, guess what, it’s really good for you! Doodling is just drawing your own patterns in anyway you like, you don’t even need to be thinking while you doodle! Doodles can be really beautiful. They also help you to be calm and happy!

Ask an adult or older sibling to go through this PowerPoint with you and then get doodling! You can create tiny doodles or really bigs ones, inside on paper, your iPad or even on the bath using special bath crayons if you have them. (Do not use ordinary crayons on your bath please!) You could also doodle outside with chalk

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Good Morning, today we are thinking all about or Fine Motor Skills, this means using a pencil, pen or scissors carefully. Start by downloading this pack ( Download Houses and Homes Fine Motor Skills Pack ). Within this pack are a huge range of activities and games.


Choose the activity that interest you most and enjoy. We don’t recommend trying to do all of these today! Remember the key today is practising careful drawing, cutting and tool use. Choose a few you will really enjoy and take your time.

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

Mindful challenges:

Try these different challenges to help you focus on the here and now. How do they make you feel? Try to notice if you feel calmer or relaxed.

Mindful brain breaks:

If you find it hard to keep working while you’re at home, make sure to take a break every few minutes. Try these short brain breaks with your sibling or parent. They are fun to do and will help your brain to learn!

Please click the link below for examples of brain break activities:

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

Today you are going to continue designing and making homes. Using this resource ( Download Homes Activity ) and a big piece of paper (use a large piece of recycled card you are going to make a street of houses. Your houses should be different in shape, colour and material. Once you have done this here are some ideas;


Can you label the parts of the houses you have made (roof, windows, door)?
Can you label the materials used (wood, brick, slate, glass)?
Can you write a character description of a person who may live in one of your houses?

Mindful drawing:

Try drawing a picture of a really quiet place. This might be a quiet beach or lake, or fields or mountains with no people. Next, look at your picture. Imagine you are there. How does it make you feel?

Watch this clip on YouTube for help and ideas:

https://youtu.be/GIJn5XhqPN8

  Mindful colouring:

Try these mindfulness colouring pages. They are fun to do on your own or with someone you live with! They really are calming.

Please click the link below for examples of mindful colouring pages.

Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

This week we are looking at houses and homes. Using whatever construction materials you like, such as:-

  • Lego
  • Knex
  • Minecraft
  • Art Supplies
  • Recycling

can you complete the challenges set on these card ( Download Construction Challenges )? Remember to read each card and think carefully about what you need to do. One building does not need to complete all the cards so you might end up with a village of houses! Once you have done this can you describe you houses to someone at home showing them which house is matched with which challenge.

 

At the heart of the community

A beautiful display created by some of our children during a very challenging time. Our message to our Smalley community is to stay safe and well 🌈❀️

 

 

Monday 30th March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

As the weather takes a turn this week, we are heading inside to think about our bedrooms. Today we are going to be interior decorators (bedroom designers). Use this sheet ( Download My Bedroom Design Activity Sheet ) to design your own bedroom. You can use the cut outs provided or make your own furniture and belongings.

Once you have done this, can you decorate and make your own paper craft 3D houses? Using these templates ( Download House Papercraft ), your creativity and whichever art supplies you have. Perhaps you could paint or colour or maybe you would like to use pieces of coloured paper and make a collage?

​

Mindful Posing:

Try this, it’ll help you feel strong, brave, and happy:

The Super hero: stand with your feet just wider than your hips, fists clenched, and arms reached out to the sky, stretching your body as tall as possible.

Do it a few times and how you feel. You may be surprised!

​

  Mindful games:

Playing with balloons: the aim of this game is to keep the balloon off the ground, but have them move slowly and gently. You can pretend the balloon is very fragile if that helps!

For more fun mindfulness games, please click the link below:

Good morning - it's Friday!

 

Good morning children - I hope you're ok and enjoying this beautiful sunshine that has been sent our way.  Thank you for keeping safe.

I was just having my morning cup of tea and this popped up on my newsfeed and it made me think of all of you and our special assemblies and singing time together; we worked so hard as a school on this song.  Until we're all back together again at school, I thought I'd share the link to Gary Barlow's Crooner session #8 so you can listen, share or sing.

See you all soon, speak to you sooner.

Love from Mrs Reckless :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pR9ShiEa8c

SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW - KEANE

 

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river, and it made me complete

 

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

 

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

 

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

 

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?

 

Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old, and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired, and I need somewhere to begin

 

And if you have a minute, why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go?
So why don't we go?

 

This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know?

 

Friday 27th March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

 

To finish our week thinking about the garden we are going to look at the different parts of a plant and flower. 

​To begin, watch this video on BBC Class Clips about the parts of a plant:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-parts-of-a-plant/zvdkpg8 

Next you could have a go at drawing a plant and labelling the parts. If you want to take your learning outside in the lovely weather, you could also have a look for different types of flowers and plants in your garden. Choose some, draw or take a photograph of them and see if you can label them. Do all the plants look the same? What is similar? What is different? Use your observational skills to explore. Just remember not to pick any of the flowers or plants unless your grown up says it's ok to do so :-) 

Next you could watch this video on BBC Class Clips about the parts of a flower and their functions: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-the-anatomy-of-the-flower/zjmhkmn

​After watching the video you could draw a flower, label the parts and write a short description about the function of these parts. 

 

 More Ideas;

​

Listen to Flight of the Bubble Bee a famous piece created by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Flight of the Bumblebee Animated in Color

Now can you write a poem from the view of a pollinating bee or draw a picture inspire by the music you hear?

 

 

With anxiety over health, social distancing and changes in routine, this is a difficult time for children and adults. Here are some suggestions to help your wellbeing and mental health. This week, the activities focus on talk and positive affirmation.

 

 

It’s super important to talk about how you feel and it is true that, “A problem shared, is a problem halved.” Ask your relatives about what that phrase means. They’ll probably tell you that it’s an old saying but very true!

​

To help you talk about your feelings, here’s a board game to play at home ( Download Emotions board game ) . Have fun playing it while chatting!

​

  Positive affirmation:

​

Sometimes, we are not very kind to ourselves but saying kind things can make us feel better. This is called positive affirmation. It helps us when we are sad. Repeating positive things helps you feel better. Simple!

​

Try using this, ‘I Am an Amazing Person!’ activity to help you ( Download I am an Amazing ) . Read and complete the sentences and see how much better you feel. You could draw your ideas instead of writing them!

 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning - Daily Newsletter

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

Today, we are continuing to think about gardening and wildlife. Start by having a look at this website (CLICK HERE), there are some videos and games all about minibeasts. Then explore your garden, can you spot any of the minibeasts on this minibeast check list ( Download Minibeast checklist ) ?

Activities after this:

Draw a mini beast.

Write a story about bugs!

Use books or the internet to complete this minibeast fact cards ( Download Minibeast Investigation Fact Activity Sheets)

At school, we sometimes ask you to talk less in class but the good news is it’s super important that we talk lots at the moment!

Talk to your parents and relatives as talking is very important for good health. Ask trusted adults to help you understand what you see, hear or feel. You have our permission to chat … lots!

Or, you could draw how you feel or what you worry about and tell someone what your picture shows.

  Self Talk;

We often think negative thoughts but saying positive things to ourselves can make us feel better. Try saying: “I am well, I am calm, I am happy.” Or whatever makes you feel better!

You could go outside in the lovely Spring weather with some chalk and draw happy emoji faces on your drive or patio. Being in your garden is good for your wellbeing on its own so this would be a double dose of positivity!

Wednesday 25th March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning

English and Maths

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

 

With the lovely weather we are having today why not take the chance to explore your garden. You could take your exercise or PE outside, use cloud formations to inspire some creative writing, spotting common birds, help with gardening or start your own small gardening patch.

(For Parents;

Here is some guidance on gardening together with your children. Click here for gardening advice and tips for encouraging children. 

Here is a spotting sheet for common UK birds. 

 

Then consider these Bitesize links with activities and information on the United Kingdom as a start to a self guided project.

Click Here For Bitesize Link -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv

Can you make a poster, piece of art, a play or fact file about a favourite place to go on holiday in the UK?

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning

English and Maths

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths in line with the National Curriculum.

Monday 23rd March 2020 - Year 2 Home Learning

English and Maths

Hamilton Trust are providing free packs for English and Maths to aid home learning. Each day, we will upload the packs to the school website. They cover a daily input of English and Maths which are in line with the National Curriculum.

Keeping Fit at Home.

 

 

To try to provide a chance for students to stay active at home, Amber Valley School Sports Partnership are opening up access to our DTF Fitness resource FREE of charge to all students and schools.

 

This includes hundreds of activity cards, fitness challenges and work-out ideas to help keep our children active, engaged and occupied during their time away from the regular curriculum.

 

To access the resources simply click the link below:

https://pe-coordinator.co.uk/home-fitness/

 

Activity cards are labelled with a recommended age group starting with Fun Fitness (Rec, Y1, Y2), Fitness Friends (Y3, Y4) and Personal Best (Y5, Y6).

All the activities require basic or limited equipment and can be done in a small space within most households.

 

For more ideas on staying active at home and supporting your students with PE resources check out some of the links below:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Joe Wickes – PE lessons - YouTube 

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

Just Dance - YouTube 

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Website Login Difficulties

Trouble Logging On?


Some educational websites, including those we have given you child login information for, may experience technical difficulties. This may mean;


The website will not load or takes a long time to load.
The website produces a Gateway Error.
The website tells you the user name or password is incorrect.

 

If this is the case, please allow time for these websites to fix the issue, most likely caused by a greatly increased usage. These problems may keep happening over the coming days but should smooth out as these websites address the issue, just keep trying back. 

 

School Packs

Please find the links below to the packs of work, which were distributed to the children in school yesterday:

Further activities will be made available in due course.

Please be advised that for those pupils, who did not receive the pack yesterday, a paper version will be posted out to you. 

 

adding ies to plural words

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-249453.htm

 

Halving in Class 2

 

This week, as part of our rapid recall of facts, we have been learning how to find the half of numbers.

We have been using one of our favourite online games to help us.  Follow the link to improve your skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Comment to let us know how you get on - what is your best score so far?

"Olympic Trail" taster morning

On Friday morning this week, several of our classes were able to sample a variety of Olympic sports, delivered by one of our sports club providers, Premier Sports.

To celebrate this year's Games, to be held this summer in Tokyo, the children got the chance to take part in Boccia, Fencing, Archery and Athletics and enjoy something different to our usual school sports. Definitely some potential athletes for the future!

Pop-up Library - Year 1 and 2

 

Wow! Once again we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came to our Pop-up Library this  morning. The hall was a buzz with the joy of reading. If you were unable to make it this morning please have a look in your children's book bags for some helpful reading resources.

 

 

Keeping Healthy

Mrs Mason did a whole school assembly on the importance of hand washing. The children were taught to wash their hands effectively using soap and water. It was stressed that hand washing should last for 20 seconds- the children sang 'Happy Birthday to you' as they did it as the song lasts 20 seconds. Elizabeth and Oliver modelled this. At school we are always thinking of ways and reinforcing ways to keep healthy. Happy hand washing!

 

 

World Kindness Day

At Smalley School, we aim to be kind each and every day.  The 13th of November is 'World Kindness Day', so Class 2 talked about why it is important to be kind and why kindness is important in our world.

We looked at a list of acts we could do in our classroom, playground, around school, towards children and towards adults to show kindness. We also shared ideas of our own.

 

 

A gold 'Coat of Kindness' has been added to our class kindness award.

 

I'm lucky to have 30 kind and thoughtful children in my class.  Thank you.

 

Money, money, money!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/money_games.html

 

Number bonds to 20

Which two numbers make 20?

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Pumpkin Parade 2019

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed this years Pumpkin Parade. Despite the rain, we still had a busy hall full of children, parents and carers looking at the wonderful creations and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. 

Well done to all children who entered the competition and a special mention for the 3 winning pumpkins. It was very tricky to choose! 

Thank you to the PTFA for organising and running another fabulous event! 

 

 

Remember remember the fifth of November

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/guy-fawkes-and-bonfire-night

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15351828

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/guy-fawkes-and-gunpowder-plot/

 

 

300 mugs on tour!

And they’re off to The Padley Centre - jingle jangling all the way! 

 

 

UPDATE

and they’ve arrived - all ready to be used for lunch. Thank you everyone for your kind harvest gift - together we’ll make a real difference. 

 

 

A Perfect pumpkin day!

What a lovely last day to our half term - pumpkins were everywhere! Thank you children.

Dan the Skipping Man

A big thank you to Dan the Skipping Man for a super skipping day in school; lots of new skills learned.  Dan helped to show us how much we can achieve when we really focus.

A special thank you to the PTFA for funding this day for all of our children - more photos of the rest of the school to follow.

 

 

https://www.dantheskippingman.com

 

Looking after our teeth

Today, we have looked at how to clean our teeth properly and looked at what happens to our teeth if we do not. We talked about what we're actually cleaning off when we are brushing and flossing.

 

HEALTHY TEETH AND A HEALTHY SMILE

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly - For Kids

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We will meet the Tooth Defenders.

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We have planned a set of instructions which will help Class R and Class 1 children to brush their teeth well.

Brush Your Teeth | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs

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Making 100

 

 

This week in maths, we are looking at which two numbers make 100.  Use these links to help you to practise:

http://www.snappymaths.com/addition/make100m10/interactive/make100m10s/make100m10s.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Jelly on a plate - well in a cup!

In our guided reading in English today, we read and followed the instructions to make a strawberry jelly.  The children could tell me that the jelly needed to refrigerate and set before we can eat it tomorrow.  Well done children.

 

Tuesday - It's all set now!

 

 

What do humans need to stay healthy?

 

 

In our Science lessons this week, we are looking at how we can keep ourselves healthy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxvkd2p

OUR DAILY MESSAGES

Monday - Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables

uesday - Keep clean and drink plenty of water

 

 

 

 

Germs, Germs, Germs. S7 E24

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Wednesday - Clean our teeth

 

 

Thursday - Stay active

 

 

Friday - sleep is important

 

 

Tasty recipes for children

 

 

This week in our English lessons, we are looking at recipes and instruction writing.

Here is a link to the Tesco website, which gives you lots of tasty recipes to try. Have a try and let us know which one you enjoyed.  Maybe you have a favourite recipe that you like to use at home - let us have a copy of your favourite recipe - yummy!

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/easy-recipes-for-kids.html

 

Harvest thanks and final total

 

 

Thank you so much to everyone involved in our Harvest assembly today - what great TEAMWORK! Together, everyone gave a valued contribution which shared our special Harvest message of thanks, working together and thinking of others.

Thank you for all of the kind donations of spare mugs which will head towards The Padley Centre in the next few days; luckily our assembly was 'smashing' for many reasons and not because of broken mugs!

 

MONDAY - 299 mugs + one more from Mrs Mason = 300 mugs to donate!

We are thrilled to announce that 300 mugs will be heading towards The Padley Centre this week - that's a whole days worth of hot drink containers for the homeless people of Derby - thank you.

 

HIT THE BUTTON & SPELLZONE- Year 2 homework

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Here's a link to a game which helps you to practise your addition and subtraction skills.  Please have a try at the game on number bonds and share one of the number facts that you worked out in the comments below. For example 16-9=7.  Enjoy the games and improve your maths knowledge.

EXTENSION

'Hit the button' also lets you practise your timetables and division facts, have a look at this and tell me what you think.

 

AND/OR follow these links to 2 sets of games which help you to practise your spellings for the days of the week and months of the year:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-2455.htm

 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-1182.htm

 

Months Of The Year Song

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Manners matter

Today we reflected on our class display and why manners are so important, no matter where we are. Reflecting on the England Vs Bulgaria match, we spoke about how sports people and their fans have to show respect and manners and how crucial it is that everyone is treated as equal. 

 

 

Mmmmmm 5 a day!

 

Class 2 had a wonderful time making a 'Fruity Fruit Salad' this afternoon.

Children had the opportunity to try lots of different fruits including pears, apples, bananas, kiwi, nectarines, raspberries, strawberries, satsumas, grapes, pineapple, plums and even rhubarb from Mrs Reckless' garden! The children learned how to prepare the fruit either by washing it, peeling it or destoning it; the children also learned the importance of being super safe and sensible when cutting fruit with a knife and learned how to chop and cut safely. The smell was heavenly!

The two big bowls of fruit were devoured and enjoyed at the end of the day.  Thank you for all of the fruit contributions, what a wonderful team effort. Thank you.

Please help us and name all of your child’s uniform.

We have an abundance of unnamed uniform in our lost property box already. Please help us to return it to the rightful owner by naming all uniform with permanent pen or name labels. Thank you.

 

 

Harvest pumpkins

So much learning gained from the question "Please can we carve a pumpkin?".  

Well done children, thank you for exploring all the pumpkin had to offer you this morning.

 

Sharing our apple poetry 11/10/19

The children have been working hard in groups to create their own repeating poem called 'Are Apples Ordinary?'.  Here we are sharing our hard work with our friends.

Gold Book 11/10/19

 

Which will rot the quickest?

Today, Class 2 children have set up their Science investigation in the school grounds to find out which piece of rubbish (unwanted material) will rot the fastest. The children have PREDICTED which one will rot the fastest and worked in teams to bury their rubbish.  They will check on it over the coming weeks and months to OBSERVE what is happening underground. Thank you children - what exciting scientific reasoning from you today!

Phonics with Mrs Reckless

In Letters and Sounds with Mrs Reckless, we have been looking at reading and spelling the days of the week and the months of the year.  We have looked at what we know already and what we need to learn.  Well done children. Here is a link to games to help you to practise and remember the spelling of these words:

Days of the week: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-2455.htm

Months of the year: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-1182.htm

Phonics with Mrs Hird

Children in Mrs Hird's group have been reading and spelling words with end in 'turn' this week. Here's a link to play some spelling games which practise these words:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-253.htm

 

 

Deliciously scrumptious apples!

In our topic work today, the children in Class 2 tasted a variety of different apples including Jazz, Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and British Cox.  The children were super careful with the sharp apple corer today as they sliced the apples. The children tasted each one and described them in turn, coming up with some super vocabulary.  The children then decided which one was their favourite.  Well done children, some super manners and discussion skills today.

 

 

Harvest at the local chapel

Year 1, 2 and 3 were invited to the local chapel today to take part in a special Harvest assembly.  We listened to a special story from the Bible about the miracle of the fish and bread that fed many.  Debs amazed us with a little bit of magic of her own too!  Thank you children for your respectful behaviour as we went inside the special chapel.

 

 

Number words - homework 2

This week, we have been working hard in Class 2 to read, spell and write the number words from 1-100.

Please use these games to support your learning - click on the likes to access the games.  Have fun!

http://www.akidsheart.com/math/mathgames/memnowords.htm

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/fruitShootNumbersWords.htm

http://toytheater.com/fruit-fall/

 

Computing Together

 

Newsround

The children in Class 2 have been using the Newsround website to find out about the athlete, Dina Asher-Smith. Please follow the link to look at the Newsround website to find out more about the world around us. What did you find out?  Please make a comment below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49916916

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And now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has won gold at the World Athletics Championship.

 

 

Read all about her achievement by following this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49930883

 

Can you add 10 to a number?

Use this link to practise adding 10 to a number:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hundredHunt

http://www.snappymaths.com/addition/add10to2d/interactive/add10to2dimin/add10to2dimin.htm

http://www.snappymaths.com/addition/add10to2d/interactive/add10t2dattack.htm

http://www.snappymaths.com/addition/add10to2d/interactive/add10to2dtotc.htm

 

Autumn poetry

 

In Class 2 this week, we have been enjoying some Autumn poetry.  Please explore this website to find other poems that you enjoy.

https://www.dltk-holidays.com/fall/fallpoetry.htm

Online Autumn colouring:

https://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Fall.aspx

Printable colouring:

http://www.primarygames.com/seasons/fall/coloringpages.php

 

First time flautists!

I was proud to see Emily and Holly enjoying their very first flute lesson today.  Enjoy the musical journey girls! #learnsomethingneweveryday

 

 

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

The smiles say it all!

 

 

Today we're adding 10!

Class 2 have enjoyed learning how to add 10.  The children loved the 'magic' at being able to add 10 quickly, without counting up in ones. We used a number square and ping pong balls to help! We also sang our adding 10 song to parents and carers at the end of the day!

 

 

Recycling

In our Science learning, we are learning about what can be recycled and how it is done.

 

Come Outside - Rubbish

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Gold September Superhero Day

Thank you for supporting the Gold September charity; whether you dressed up, bought a badge, made a donation or just remembered....thank you.

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