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Week Commencing 18/05/20

Friday 22nd May 2020. 


Mrs McGill : Happy Friday Class Attenborough... It is also the last day of this half term surprise! I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for the amazing class photo we received on Wednesday. You all put in a lot of effort and we are all so grateful and touched! Thank you heart. On to today's learning:



Mr Higgins has been telling me all about the super learning you've been doing on Diaries. With that in mind I would like you to write a diary entry for yourself. What does a typical day look like for you? I know mine includes lots of walks, tidying up after Monty... and Mr McGill!

How you want to set it up is up to you but if you are struggling remember Mr Higgins popped up a blank Diary entry sheet for your traditional tale character earlier in the week.  



This week you have been focusing on times tables. I have attached a link to recap yesterday's 5x learning. 

Also, if you wanted, you could have a go at Friday's white rose maths challenge.

If you wanted to test your times table knowledge I have attached a game you should have all played before below.



Mr Higgins has told me all about the learning you have been doing on Andy Warhol. Your topic learning today is to have a go and see if you can create a piece of art in the style of Warhol himself. You can use paint, crayons, felt tips, the computer. I have put a link with picture ideas below.  Be as creative as you like!

Also, if you are struggling with the drawing (like me)  I've added a blank sheet for you to add your Andy Warhol inspired colours!


Have a fabulous Half term everyone! And just a quick reminder that we will not be setting any home learning tasks next week. But I have added a lovely, optional 'Kindness to yourself challenge' to our home page; to celebrate mental health awareness week.

 See you all soon. Stay safe xx




Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning everyone! (If you are reading this the night before – Good Evening!)

This is my last day of the week before Mrs McGill takes over tomorrow so let me wish you all a fantastic half term for next week. 


After yesterday’s work with the 2x table, today we are looking at using our fives in multiplication.  There are a few parts in question 3 where they have moved the equals sign, some children can find this tricky but remember that:

3 x 5 = 15


15 = 3 x 5 are exactly the same statement, = just means the same as.



Suffixes are a group of letters, added to the end of the word that change its meaning.   Suffixes occur more than you think (I’ve used 4 so far in this section) and so our phonics challenge today is to add in the missing words (all containing suffixes) into the sentences, then add the suffixes into the words at the end.



It’s SPAG day and to finish off the half term (yes, we really have reached that point) we have a set of three SPAG activity mats covering different aspects of the Year 2 curriculum.

Resources are linked at the bottom of the page.



As part of our topic, we are now moving onto geography: where in the world did Andy Warhol live?


Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh in the USA, first of all, try to find it on a map, for example this one:


Then I want you to label a map of the world, you need to add the following:

  1. The names of the continents
  2. The location of Pittsburgh
  3. The Location of Nottingham

The map is available for download at the bottom of the page, you can print it out, but I have set it up so you can (hopefully) type the names directly on to the document.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Welcome to the halfway point of the final week in this half term!  Let’s have a look at today’s activities:



Today we are looking at multiplications based around the 2x table and adding two different arrays together to make a total e.g.

3 x 2 = 6

2 x 2 = 4

So: (3 x 2) + (2 x 2) = 10



A few weeks ago, we played the monopoly/phonics hybrid phonopoly, covering a range of phase 5 words.  But, just as there are many versions of monopoly, there are in fact at least two versions of phonopoly, this one covering phase 6 phonics!  As before, this works really well if you bring it up on a tablet, rather than printing it out.



Finishing off our diary mini-topic for this week we have a reading comprehension based on a diary entry of British astronaut Tim Peak, from
his time on the International Space Station.  This comes in three difficulties.



In today’s session, our final one of the parables we are covering is the parable of the unforgiving servant, a powerful story of a man who was desperate for forgiveness, but wasn’t so keen to show it to others


There’s a video here:

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello everybody, hope your having a good week so far, don’t forget to send in emails and photos, as it’s great to keep in contact.



Continuing our theme of multiplication, we are looking at arrays today, an array is a picture that shows a multiplication for example if I had 3 rows of five apples, this would be an array showing either 3x 5 or 5 x 3.  The sheet is available for download at the bottom of the page.



Today we have a set of phonics matching games, all wrapped up in a PowerPoint.  Download is at the bottom of the page.



Seamlessly linking our topic of traditional tales with diary entries, today I would like you to create a diary entry for a character from a traditional tale, the document at the bottom of the page has some ideas, but you are free to write the diary as an character you wish including the one from your fable.  I’m looking forward to reading them, so do please email them in.



Continuing from yesterday’s work on the rainforest, we are looking at different animals that live there and working to classify them.  Again, as I’ve said before, don’t feel you need to print this out, you can just discuss the answers with your child or jot them down in a notebook.

Monday 18th May 2020

Hello and welcome to final week of the half term!  It’s hard to believe that we have only one half term to go before the summer break,



We are moving on to multiplication this week with an emphasis today on how multiplication and repeated addition are the same operation e.g.

3 x 5 = 15

3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 15 (This is actually how computers do multiplication, they just do it very, very fast)

The worksheet is available for download at the bottom of the page, answers can be written out on paper.



In our final week of phonics before the holiday, I have been asked to give you a mission:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the correct astronaut who will be chosen for a space mission this summer, you have only your wits, your courage and an variety of phonics related clues to help you solve it!  I really would advise against printing this all out, as it is quite long, instead make notes of all the clues on paper.



This week we are looking at diaries, so today we will start with a PowerPoint highlighting their key features, and a set of example diary entries to read through.  Links are at the bottom of the page.



In science this week, we will be continuing our work looking at the environment.  Today we are exploring the rainforests, vital to our planets survival and yet constantly being chopped down, despite producing more than a quarter of the world’s oxygen.  The PowerPoint is found below.