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Year 2 - Holly

ZOOM QUIZ CANCELLED - Friday 3rd July at 2pm.

Hi all, hope you're well. So sorry but I've had to cancel the quiz this week as I'm not feeling 100%. I really didn't want to have to cancel but I think it is for the best. Please send my apologies to your children. I will be in contact when I'm better about an end of term treat/visit.

 

Miss Inskip 😊

 

WORKING AT HOME

Dear all,

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual time. As stated in the working from home letter, each day children are expected to complete 1 piece on English work/comprehension from their booklet, 1 piece of Maths work from their booklet, 1 piece of additional work and some reading.

 

The additional work could be practising your keyword spellings, MyMaths, TTRS, physical exercise (see links below) or writing a descriptive piece of writing about a Pobble picture (see link below). On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I will post 3 additional topic based tasks to be completed in the green exercise books provided.

 

I have also put some links below to some other websites that are offering free games/activities or something fun to do for a break... I particularly like the webcams at Edinburgh Zoo!

 

If you have any problems, please email me on holly@balliolschool.co.uk – I will get back to you as soon as I can and I will do everything I can to help!

 

Miss Inskip

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This morning The Duchess of Cambridge presented an aseembly on kindness. Here is the link so that you can watch it.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/

Monday 23rd March: Geography/Computing

Find out about different plants and flowers that grow in a rainforest. Organise your information using bullet points in your exercise book.

How does the climate affect how and where plants grow?

What is your favourite plant? Why?

 

Here are some websites to get you started…

https://www.activewild.com/tropical-rainforest-plants-list/

https://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/where_we_work/amazon/about_the_amazon/wildlife_amazon/plants/

https://www.delfinamazoncruises.com/amazon-flora/what-plants-are-in-the-amazon-rainforest/

https://www.rainforestcruises.com/jungle-blog/coolest-plants-in-the-amazon

 

Wednesday 25th March: Art and Design

Create a collage of a flower using different paper and fabrics. I have put a few examples below to get you thinking.

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Think about the colours and different textures you could use. How could you show all the detail of the parts of the flower?

 

I would love to see a photo of the art you create or just to hear from you… email me! holly@balliolschool.co.uk

 

Stay safe! 😊

 

Friday 27th March: RE

We have been learning about lots of different special times that different religions celebrate including Diwali, Christmas and Chinese New Year. We have discussed other special times that we may celebrate including birthdays, christenings, weddings or the birth of a family member. Choose a special time that you celebrate and draw a picture and write a few sentences to describe how and why you celebrate it. This could be religious but it does not have to be.


I hope you have all had a good week and are enjoying the sunshine! β˜€ Enjoy your weekend.

CHALLENGE

Below is a video showing the British Sign Language for the song 'This Is Me' from the film 'The Greatest Showman.' This song is about everyone being unique and special in their own ways, but appreciated for who they are. I wanted to remind you all that you are extremely special and I am proud to have you in our Holly class team.

 

Therefore, if you learn the signs for the chorus (or the whole song if you're feeling up for a super challenge!) and you perform it when we are back at school, I will give you 100 house points and a fantastic news! This is a lot trickier than 'You've Got A Friend In Me' but I genuinely believe you can all do it if you persevere. I am going to be having a go too... good luck!

Monday 30th March: Science

Our new topic after flowers, is minibeasts. If you can, go outside on a minibeast hunt! Explore different habitats to search for ants, spiders, ladybirds and other minibeasts. In your exercise book, draw a picture of the ones you found or stick in photographs and write about them answering the questions below…

What is it called?

Where did you find it?

Why do you think you found them where you did?

 

🌻 PS I thought I would give you an update on the sunflowers that we planted... have a look at the photos below! Mrs Ganson took them home to look after them whilst we are not at school. She has informed me that Immy’s one is currently the tallest but they are all doing very well! πŸŒ»

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Wednesday 1st April: Science

Go on the scavenger hunt below and record what you find in your exercise book in full sentences. Enjoy!

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Friday 3rd April: Music

Aardvarks! See the aardvarks!

They are drinking cans of coke!

Aardvarks! See the aardvarks!

They are drinking cans of coke!

Big baboons in party hats

Big baboons in party hats

Aardvarks! See the aardvarks!

They are drinking cans of coke!

 

Holly verse

Tigers, see the tigers!

They are walking on the moon!

Tigers, see the tigers!

They are walking on the moon!

Unicorns are dabbing well

Unicorns are dabbing well

Tigers, see the tigers!

They are walking on the moon!

 

Lilac verse

Lions, see the lions!

They are licking lollipops!

Lions, see the lions!

They are licking lollipops!

Moo moo cows are eating crisps

Moo moo cows are eating crisps

Lions, see the lions!

They are licking lollipops!

 

Create another verse to our ‘Zootime’ song. Can you think of a silly thing an animal could do? Remember to think about how many syllables the line has in it to make it fit with the rhythm. Create some actions to help you remember the words to your new verse. Sing your song to someone in your family; can you use some items from around your house to play whilst you sing? If not, try using your body to create a sound (clapping, clicking, stomping etc). I would love to hear your songs!

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Easter Holidays

Hi Holly class! I hope you have had a lovely 2 weeks. It has been odd not being at school and seeing you all… I have missed you! I have really enjoyed reading emails from you, so thank you if you have sent some. I have been busy writing reports and getting ahead on some planning but it is my turn to go into school from the 6th of April. I thought I would put a few ideas on here for over Easter if you fancy it or have any spare time.

 

I hope you have a lovely Easter break, enjoying chocolate, and I hope to see you soon.

 

From, Miss Inskip 🐰πŸ₯šπŸ«πŸ‡πŸ’

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A Special Treat

Hi Holly class, I thought I would record myself reading one of our favourite books for you to enjoy at home. Hope you are all keeping well!

No-bot The Robot With No Bottom Story

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PE Activity

Can you spell your first name following these sports instructions below? For a challenge, have a go at your full name!

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🌻 Another update on the sunflowers! Mrs Ganson has now put them in bigger pots with canes, as they are growing so well! She has informed me that Eve's one is currently the tallest! πŸŒ»

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Hi Holly class!

 

Hope you have all had a lovely Easter with your families, eating lots of chocolate! I have had a lovely few weeks as we have been so lucky with the weather! 😎 It was my birthday on the 10th and I had a lovely day, doing a quiz with my neighbours and having a dance in the garden listening to some music. I have also eaten lots of chocolate from Easter... so I need to get back into the Joe Wicks PE videos! I'd love to hear how all of you are/see what you have been up to, so don't forget to email me. I will be putting some more activities on here for you to do from next week (week beginning 20th of April) but until then, stay safe!

 

From, Miss Inskip πŸ’™

 

PS: Some of the staff have made a video for all of the Balliol children to put a smile on your faces. I hope you enjoy it (see link below).

Monday 20th April: Art and Design

Sketch a minibeast using a pencil or a thin pen. Think about how you could use your pencil or pen to add detail or shading, maybe using dots or lines. I have put some pictures below to inspire you!

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Optional extra work

From today, Monday 20th April, on BBC Bitesize, you'll be able to access regular daily lessons in English and Maths, as well as other core subjects. To access this, see the link below.

Wednesday 22nd April: EXCITING!

Hi all! I have an exciting opportunity for you all...

It has been SUCH a long time since we were altogether and I am missing you all so I have come up with a fun idea. I thought it would be a good idea for us all to remember the team that we have in class. Could you please draw a picture of our Holly class team? Make this as creative and as colourful as you would like, interpreting this how you wish! I am then planning on coming to collect these pictures tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 23rd April). I will collect the picture from your doorstep, knock on your door and then wave/smile/chat at a 2m distance! I will then bring the pictures back to school to create a display and put a photo of this on here so that you can see that we can still come together as a team when we are not at school! It would be great to see as many of you as possible. 😁

 

If you would like to participate, please ask your parent to email me by 12pm tomorrow (Thurs 23rd of April) on holly@balliolschool.co.uk so that I can organise an approximate time.

Friday 24th April: English

I have recorded myself reading the next few pages of our chapter book we were reading, Matilda. The story features a special guest from school, who is reading the part of Miss Trunchbull! Listen to the story and answer these questions in full sentences in your exercise books...

1) Where did Miss Honey head to in the interval?

2) Why did Miss Honey go to see Miss Trunchbull?

3) Name 3 reasons why most headteachers are chosen.

4) Draw a picture of Miss Trunchbull based on the description.

5) Complete this sentence using the words from the story - Miss Trunchbull hardly ever spoke in a normal voice, she either ______ or ___________.

6) How many miles had the car done that Mr Wormwood sold Miss Trunchbull?

7) Write a few sentences describing Miss Trunchbull's attitude and voice. Is she kind or scary? Is she quiet or loud?

8) Who do you think is reading the part of Miss Trunchbull?

Matilda Extract 1/2

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Optional extra work

Below, I have uploaded the other part of the chapter from Matilda. If you would like to answer some more questions about this extract, then you can answer the ones below, completing them in full sentences in your exercise books. However, if you would just like to listen to it, then that is also fine!

1) What did Miss Trunchbull think Matilda did first thing in the morning?

2) "The place stank like a sewer!" What has the author (Roald Dahl) used here?

3) What did Miss Trunchbull say squashing a bad girl was like?

4) What do you think "barmy as a bed bug" means?

5) What happened to Miss Trunchbull when Miss Honey suggested that Matilda is a genius?

 

PS: Miss Trunchbull was read by Mrs Bicknell! I will try and film some more with other teachers from school over the next few weeks, who would you like to hear read?

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I would just like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone that I visited yesterday. I managed to see 21 of our Holly class families and every single one of you put a HUGE smile on my face. I LOVE all of the pictures you created showing that we can still come together as our Holly class team. Next week, I will make a display and show you all of the pictures. Enjoy your sweets, look after the sunflowers and stay safe!

Missing you all lots and lots πŸ’™

 

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Monday 27th April: PE

Create an obstacle course around your house or in your garden. Can you time yourself to see how quickly you can complete it? How could you make it harder? Have you got something you could jump over or run around?

 

Wednesday 29th April: Science

Research and find out about the life cycle of either a bee or a caterpillar. Record the stages in your exercise book. You could draw the different stages, write about them or think of another way to record it. Maybe you could pretend you are a news reporter and record yourself reporting to an audience. I’d love to see your videos if you choose to do it this way!

If your parents email and give permission, I’d love to put them on here for other children to see.

 

Friday 1st May: Art and Design

Find a stone or pebble and choose a minibeast that you would like to paint. Paint your pebble the colours of your minibeast and think about how you could add extra detail. You could leave your pebble to dry and then add finer details using a black pen or a thin black paintbrush. Once your pebble is dry, use a very fine layer of PVA glue to seal the pebble. Could you make a few different minibeasts? When they are dry, put them outside in your garden to decorate a space! I’d love to see the photos of your finished pebbles! Have a look at the photo below for inspiration.

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Spellings for this week (Friday 1st May)

We have decided to start uploading the spelling words and tests for you to have a go at home if you want to. Normally you would practise 5x a week in your orange books and then have the test and new words on a Friday. The dictations (tests) will be posted next Thursday and next week's spellings will follow. You can write sentences with each of the spellings in order to practise writing them, along with look see cover write check (LSCWCH).

 

badly

hopeless

penniless

happily

lovely

joyless

slowly

quickly

careless

fearless

copying

crying

replying

marrying

carrying

flying

trying

drying

skiing

taxiing

very

happy

funny

party

family

dizzy

smelly

silly

jolly

sunny

swift

grand

grunt

plump

stump

 

Optional extra work

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Joseph Life Cycle of Frogs

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Holly Class Pictures

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These are the pictures you created and I collected last week. I absolutely love every single one of them and I’m looking forward to using them to make a display in our classroom. It is so important to remember that we are always a team... even in these unusual times! I hope you enjoy the video.

Monday 4th May: Art and Design

John Lewis are running a competition for all children to enter. They want to create a superhero teddy bear and they need your help to design it! The winning teddy will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS. To enter, you just need to share your superhero teddy bear design by 5pm on Friday the 8th of May, emailing it over to designyoursuperbear@johnlewis.co.uk

For more information, check out the website below.

Wednesday 6th May: Maths

Follow the recipe below to make cupcakes with some help… make sure you measure the ingredients carefully!

When they have cooled, can you cut them into equal parts? What fractions can you find? ½, ¼, ¾? What do you notice about 1 half and 2 quarters? Explain to someone in your family everything you know about fractions. Can you find other fractions other than halves and quarters? When you have finished… enjoy eating a cupcake! 🍰

 

Friday 8th May: VE Day

Today marks 75 years since Victory in Europe was celebrated and it is called VE day. This marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting came to an end. On the 8th of May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before. Although this is still an unusual time for all, some communities are trying to adapt their celebrations so they can still remember this day. Below, there is a link to some fun projects and activities that you might like to try. If you do participate in a socially distanced street party, send me your photos as I would love to see! I think we might try down our road.

Optional extra work

Remember, extra packs (mainly Maths and English sheets) are available to collect from school if you have finished your textbooks.

Guess Who?

A little fun for you and your families - can you guess the Balliol staff members using the baby photos? There is a prize for the highest scoring family!

The Bean Machine Story (1/2)

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The Bean Machine Story (2/2)

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I hope you enjoyed listening to that story. Who do you think is reading it?

 

Look below at the photo of this large tin of beans in comparison to the fruit shoot, it weighs 2.62kg! A standard tin of beans is around 450g. Estimate, how many baked beans do you think there are in this huge tin?

 

Just a reminder that there are beans, cereal and bagels available for collection at the school office, first come first serve.

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Here are the dictations (tests) for last weeks spellings... (Remember, if you are in green group you just test the words).

 

 

 

This week's spellings (Friday 8th May) are below...

 

 

 

Monday 11th May: Competition!

Hillarys Blinds company have contacted me to tell me about a competition that they thought Holly class would be interested in! They are asking you to design a blind (for a window) by the 29th of May. There is a prize for the best blind that is designed; a kids goodie bag, £500 voucher and also the chance for your design to be made into a real blind! I would love it if you entered as it sounds like good fun! More information on the link below and you can download their template to design and colour in.

Optional extra work: English/Computing

1) Put these words below into alphabetical order.

dragonfly, beetle, wasp, snail, fly, ladybird, woodlouse, ant

2) Write the dictionary definitions in full sentences for each minibeast. Could you use the internet to find the definition?

 

Online Music Resources

Lots of websites are offering fun and free music resources throughout this time. I have put the links to them below if you would like to keep up your singing! 🎡🎢

Wednesday 13th May: Maths

Welcome to the Minibeast Café!

Menu:

- Worm and Spider Spaghetti 20p

- Ladybird Burger 12p

- Slug Slime Soup 10p

- Butterfly Cakes 6p

Add together 3 different items from the list and record this using a number sentence, e.g. 12p + 10p + 6p = ? Try to buy more than one of each item and then multiply to find the total cost, e.g. 4 soups is 4 x 10p = ? Make up your own minibeast menu and record some different number sentences. How much change would you get from a £5 note?

 

Friday 15th May: History

Use BBC Bitesize to find out how you can be a historian.

Watch the videos and answer the questions. Scroll down and complete activity 1. Look at a range of objects from the past (e.g. old photos or a holiday souvenir). Make a list of questions about your objects. Ask a family member the questions and write down the answers in your exercise books.

 

Optional extra work

There is a 2nd extra pack (mainly Maths and English sheets) which are available to collect from school if you require extra work.

 

Computing: Send me an email to let me know how your week has been holly@balliolschool.co.uk - What have you been doing? What has been the best part of your week?

PE Resources

Miss Bowling has sent me some fun PE activities for you to try at home! Have a look at them below. πŸ•Ίβš½πŸ€πŸ₯ŽπŸˆ

🌻 Mrs Ganson has sent me an update on the sunflowers that she still has which she has transferred into improvised flower pots! She has measured the tallest one and it is Jana's which is 43cm from the base to the middle crown. She also noticed these snails having a race up the wall which she wanted to show you! If you have your sunflower at home, measure it and email me how tall they are so we can continue the competition. 🌻

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Here are the dictations (tests) for last weeks spellings... (Remember, if you are in green group you just test the words).

 

The only option was to do addition and subtraction in the introduction. The potion station was a section of the national park.

 

The nicest hiker was being scary with the shiny hat. The shining sun was nicer.

 

The short horse was born in the morning before the score was more.

 

New words are (Friday 15th May):

 

can't didn't hasn't couldn't it's wouldn't shouldn't wasn't Mr Mrs

 

patting patted humming hummed dropping dropped sadder saddest runner runny

 

saw draw yawn crawl claw author August dinosaur astronaut your

 

lock lick flick clock stick

Monday 18th May: Design and Technology

Design and make your own pizza! Remember to think about what you will include before you begin preparing it with your grown up’s help. If you do not have the ingredients to make the dough, you could use a wrap, toast or a bread roll. Can you use a rainbow of colourful ingredients on your pizza?

Optional extra work

Can you write a set of instructions to tell someone how to make it?

 

Wednesday 20th May: Art

Make some spiders using toilet roll tubes! Cut the end of a tube a few centimetres apart and then fold them out. Stamp the tube into paint and print onto paper. Add eyes and decorate to look like spiders! Could you draw their webs too?

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Friday 22nd May: PSHE

Read ‘The Bad-Tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle following this link:

The bad tempered ladybird is grumpy and not very kind to the other animals. Why don’t you try to be a friendly ladybird and do 3 kind things for someone in your house?

Optional extra work

Miss Jennings has found out about a computing competition! I have linked her letter below if you would like to join in. I have also added a few other websites with activities or competitions you may want to check out over half term. Remember next week is May half term so you should give yourself a week off! I will still be available to email if you have any questions or want to check in. If you have some spare time, go back to the sign language video of 'This Is Me' (linked further up the page) and try to learn it! I have just completed another course in British Sign Language to refresh my memory, take a look at my name, 'Miss Inskip,' in sign language below. Have a lovely week πŸ’™

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Samaia’s request... Miss French reading!

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I have been into school this week and created the 'Life in Lockdown' display I said I would with all the pictures I collected. I have also printed, and will continue to print, all the photos you email through to add to the board.

 

When I went to water the plants outside, I noticed that our peas were growing really well!

 

Also, the photo of the postbox shows a little surprise that should be on the way to you or you should've hopefully received by now... πŸŒˆ

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Different Types of People in Quarantine / BPS May 2020

Another treat for all our Balliol friends and families.

Here are the dictations (tests) for the last spellings... (Remember, if you are in green group you just test the words).

 

Mrs T couldn't see that Mr B wasn't in the car. He wouldn't or rather shouldn't still be in the house.

 

He was dropping the saddest runner and was humming as he dropped 

 

In August the author saw a dinosaur yawn at the astronaut.

 

New words are (Friday 22nd of May):

 

Monday 1st June: Art

The weather has been glorious lately! 🌞 Using a style of your choice, look outside your window or sit outside and create a picture of the sunny landscape. What bright colour could you use for the sunshine? You could use colouring pencils, paint, collage... you decide! I'd love to see the finished picture!

 

Wednesday 3rd June: Music

Can you create a piece of music using items around your house? I have found this interesting video which you might want to have a go at, you don't have to have the exact spoons the man has but you could try it with 2 normal spoons back to back! If not, try using a pan as a drum, drumming in time to a piece of music.

Musical Spoons

Friday 5th June: PSHE

We are all going through such an unusual time at the minute and it can sometimes be difficult to stay smiling. I have found this nice activity that you might want to complete with your family, helping you to focus on looking forward to the positives. What are some of the things you are looking forward to? Some things I would put in my jar are... hugging my Nannie, seeing you all and having a McDonalds!

Optional extra work

Have a look at this Science newsletter that Mrs Gray emailed me! There are a few activities you might want to have a go at. I have also attached a maths challenge sheet underneath. This has a different maths question for you to answer every day through June. Mrs Dimbleby has set you the challenge of completing them all!

🌻 Another Mrs Ganson sunflower update! She has measured the tallest one and it is still Jana's which is 1m and 24cm tall. She is very excited now that the flower heads are forming! Please measure your sunflowers at home and email me to let me know how tall they are. Is yours taller than Jana's? 🌻
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Monday 8th June: Science

Explore this newsletter from Mrs Gray all about oceans. There are a few experiments for you to have a go at but I would specifically love you to try the floating and sinking one. Which objects do you predict will float or sink? Why do you think this? Record your findings in your exercise book. If you have a satsuma in the objects you are testing, does it make a difference to whether it floats or sinks if you peel it?

Wednesday 10th June: Design and Technology

Using junk modelling, create a 3D model of a minibeast. Have a look at these examples below.

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Friday 12th June: English/Computing

Choose a minibeast and create a fact file using books or the internet to research. Write the fact file up in your exercise books using a structure that organises your information well. Could you use headings and sub-headings to make it clear? You could draw a picture of your minibeast and answer the questions below but you may want to find other things out too.

Where does your minibeast live? What does your minibeast eat? How does it survive?

 

Optional extra work

Remember, there are extra work packs available (mainly consisting of English and Maths work) that can be collected every few weeks from the school office.

Monday 15th June: Science

Watch the above clip to remind you what a food chain is. What different food chains can you find where you live: in your home and garden? Draw or write out these food chains and any others you can think of. As a challenge, can you use the labels: producer, consumer, predator and prey on each food chain?

 

Wednesday 17th June: Geography

Go on a walk with your family and photograph as many human and physical features that you can find. Remember, a human feature is something created by humans, such as a shop or a house. A physical feature is something that was already there, such as a field or the Spinney!

 

Friday 19th June: Art and Design

Collage a bright and colourful picture of dragonflies! I particularly like this example below where they have cut the collage out to make wings, attaching them to a lollipop stick with googly eyes. Get creative! I would love to see what you create.

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Monday 22nd June: Geography

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42pnrd

Refresh your memory on what we learnt about the UK. Work through the BBC Bitesize lesson to watch some clips, complete activities and refresh your memory on the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities.

Extension: Write down some bullet points about the 4 countries of the UK.

 

 

Wednesday 24th June: Science

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

Create a bug hotel using lots of natural resources! It could be something simple using a few sticks and some grass or it could be extravagant with lots of different layers! Explore the RSPB website to find out more, watch a video and read some instructions to follow. Once you’ve built it, draw and label your bug hotel in your exercise book.

 

Friday 26th June: Art and Design

Have a go at some ‘squiggle art!’ Draw a random line on your paper, swirling around on the page. Look at the line you have created. Could you colour in some of the sections or turn your squiggle into an object? Have a look at some of the photos below for inspiration.

 

   

Monday 29th June: PE

We would usually have Sports Day around this time of year. Can you set up your own Sports Day at home with different running and obstacle races? Challenge a member of your family to see who can do it the fastest… you might want to use a stopwatch to time! Can you include a messy race into your Sports Day? An example might be, who can pass the water from one side of the garden to the other using a sponge? You could make a medal for the winner! Have fun!

 

 

Wednesday 1st July: PSHE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S0RKRRyqhQ

Watch this clip from the film ‘Inside Out.’ How is Riley feeling throughout this clip? What do each of the characters represent? Have a think about how you show joy, sadness etc. throughout your day. Can you draw some characters to represent your emotions and think about how you can express them?

 

 

Friday 3rd July: History

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King through this BBC Bitesize lesson. There are a few videos and activities for you to learn about what he did.

Extension: You could bullet point some facts about him in your exercise book to record what you have found out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zknmrj6

Monday 6th July: English

It has been such a long time since Holly class have been together! 😒 I would love it if you could write a letter or create a poster all about your time in Holly class. Could you include your favourite thing from the year? Could you draw all the people in Holly class? I would love to see them!

 

Wednesday 8th July: Art and Design/English

Can you think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet? Can you draw and colour in a picture of each animal?


 

 

Friday 10th July: While We Can’t Hug

Watch/listen to the story ‘While We Can’t Hug’ being read by Eoin McLaughlin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tarq5nkkGlk

Complete 1 of the activities below.

Attach ‘rhymes with hug’ (all from work from home week 3 pack)

Attach ‘I am a special friend because’

Attach ‘I’ve been keeping in touch with people’

Or create an acrostic poem for the word ‘friend’

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Dear Holly Class,

Thank you for visiting our class page! You will find updates about what we have been getting up to and also links to help support your learning at home. If you think of anything that you would like to have on our page then please let me know.

 

Love from Miss Inskip frown

 

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Parents Section

General Class Information

  • Class Teacher – Miss Inskip
  • PPA Cover Teacher (Tuesday pm) – Mrs K
  • Other adults in Holly class: Mrs Ganson, Miss Wharton, Miss French and Mr Pope

 

PE is outside on a Wednesday afternoon and inside on a Friday morning. Please ensure that your child has appropriate PE kit in school for all PE sessions.

 

Homework

  • Reading
    • Please try to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read at home
  • Maths
    • Weekly tasks are set on MyMaths
    • Children are working towards their Bronze times tables award (2s, 5s and 10s) and can use TTRockstars to help them
  • Spellings
    • A new set is sent home at the end of every week to practise

As well as your weekly spellings, please practise the spellings below as you should know all of these by the end of Year 2!

 

Autumn 1 Topic - Amazing lives

 

Here are some useful websites to visit:

Autumn 2 Topic - Colour

 

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Spring 1 Topic – Road to Rio

 

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What have we been up to?

 

Friday 6th September

The past few days, we have been reading ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne and looking closely at the worry dolls. We discussed our worries and who we can talk to if we feel worried. Then, we designed and created our own worry dolls who live in our trays at school! When we are worried about something, we can put our doll on Miss Inskip’s desk and she will speak to us in the day about our worry to help us feel better.

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Friday 20th September

We had a visit from the local fire station to teach us how to stay safe. They showed us the clothes they have to wear to protect themselves and taught us some reminders.

 

If your clothes are on fire – STOP, DROP, ROLL! If there is a fire in your house – GET OUT, STAY OUT, CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE OUT! If there is smoke – STAY LOW!

 

Then, we went outside and saw the fire engine but unfortunately, they got called on a job, we hope everyone is okay!

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Monday 30th October

We have been thinking about how to care for each other in RE and today we had a visit from a nurse to talk to us about how they care. We had lots of questions and were able to link in our understanding of Florence Nightingale.

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Friday 4th October

This afternoon, some of us had a go at gardening! We have a little area outside our classroom, which we look after, and we were lucky enough to have some of the Year 3’s come and help us. A big thank you to Mrs Ganson who bought in some plants for us to set.

Wednesday 9th October

This morning, Mr Burraway found a hedgehog in our outside area near our classroom. We gave him a cardboard box to put the hedgehog in and he said we could look after it for the day. We named her ‘Holly’ and gave her a soft jumper to sit on, some food and water. We spoke about hedgehogs hibernating, their spikes and what nocturnal means. Having Holly hedgehog was a good start to our English lesson, where we read ‘Piggybook’ by Anthony Browne, as Mrs Ganson taught us the similarities between hedgehogs and pigs. A big thank you to Miss Litchfield who very kindly took Holly hedgehog afterschool to someone who could help her get better! πŸ¦”

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Wednesday 30th November

We have been using Andy Goldsworthy’s art as inspiration to create our own using natural materials (feathers, conkers, flowers, leaves, twigs etc). We have enjoyed going outside to arrange natural materials, cutting and sticking pebble-shaped paper and we are looking forward to using clay to recreate some of his work.

Monday 4th November

We are rehearsing for our class assembly, which is on Thursday the 14th of November. Please could you learn your lines at home and rehearse our GoNoodle dance to ‘Best Time Ever.’

Thursday 14th November

This morning we performed our class assembly to KS1 and our parents, displaying everything we have been doing so far in Year 2. We showed some artwork, our singing, our dancing and read our lines clearly. Miss Inskip and the adults in Holly class are very proud of us all!

 

We have also been exploring the book Traction Man and thinking about the story settings that he visited. We created our own setting and used our imagination to think about how some items could be other things. For example, the scissors became terrifying sharks!

πŸŽ„ REMINDER πŸŽ„

Christmas performance tickets are on sale at the office.

Wednesday 4th December 2pm

Thursday 5th December 6pm

Tuesday 2nd December

We are exploring colour in Art and have been looking at the artist Kandinsky and their work. Have a look at some of our representations below which we created on the computer!

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Friday 6th December

We have earned 100 stars on our class 100 square, which meant we got a treat today! This afternoon we watched ‘Toy Story 4’ and had some yummy snacks. We enjoyed signing along to ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me.’

Monday 6th January 2020

We are enjoying learning a sign (British Sign Language) of the day and have already learnt over 30! If you would like to join in at home, there is a link below to a website, which updates their BSL sign, daily.

Friday 10th January

In English this week, we have been reading and creating a range of winter poems, including acrostic and shape poems. We have enjoyed learning about the different features of poetry including rhyming words, alliteration and similes.

 

Here are some links to some of the poems we have read.

Wednesday 15th January

Today we went on a walk around Kempston to look for the human and physical features to support the work we are doing in Geography. We followed a map and stopped regularly to talk about what we could see. We enjoyed pointing out some of our houses and some of the human features that we have been in, e.g. The Co-Op. We discussed zebra crossings, the war memorial and general road safety. Some of us worked out how you can identify the different types of houses and which type we lived in. The main physical feature we identified was The Spinney but it was flooded with all the rain we have had recently! Thank you to all the adults who came and helped. Have a look at some of our photos below…

Thursday 13th February

As part of our RE lessons this half term, we had a visit from Hayley who represented The Salvation Army. She spoke to the children about the impact of their work on homelessness in conjunction with the food bank. The children were very inquisitive and asked many questions. At the end of the session, we presented her with a range of items including warm clothing and food, which was kindly donated by a local church.

Tuesday 25th February

We have started our new maths cycle… shape! This morning, we enjoyed going on a shape hunt around school, searching for 2D and 3D shapes. Have a look at some that we found below, can you name them?

Thursday 5th March

Today was World Book Day! We enjoyed reading 4 different books across Year 2 and Year 3, along with participating in fun activities! Lots of us dressed up as a book character and the theme for the books we read was ‘recycling.’ The book we read in Holly class was Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts. It was about a plastic bag called Stanley who was floating about in the sea, unfortunately being swallowed by different sea creatures. It created lots of discussions about the impact of plastic in the ocean. How could you help to recycle at home?

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Wednesday 11th March

This afternoon we explored our senses and the impact of smelling something without being able to see it! We worked hard on listening to other people’s views and expressing our opinion in a respectful way. Our task was to guess the smell from inside a cup and explain why we liked or did not like it. The smells were; perfume, cheese, orange peel, coffee, burnt toast, lavender, mint and even manure! Lots of us liked perfume, orange peel and mint but most of us did not like the cheese or manure!

Thursday 12th March

Our seeds have grown! We are looking forward to seeing what happens over the next few weeks and replanting them outside.

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