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KINGSLEY SCHOOL ROCKS!

We came top of the rocks in the town tournament.

1st place with 137,229 points. Well done to everyone who took part! 

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Teacher Contact 

Starting this week , all children will be receiving a phone call from their teacher to discuss how they are getting on with their home learning. The teachers are really looking forward to speaking to the children and are eager to offer their support. Parents: the call will be made on a weekday during normal school hours (9:00am - 4:00pm) using a withheld number. These calls will happen weekly.*

Don't forget that we are also available via email 9:00am - 3:00pm every school day. 

We would love to hear from you. Children, parents and carers are able to use the email below to ask questions, share work and activities you have been doing or to just to keep in touch. 

 

year2@kingsleyschool.org.uk

*Note: These calls will not take place during the Easter Holidays.

 

 

Update - Monday 1.6.20

We hope you had a lovely half term break and have spent lots of time staying safe in the sunshine. Check out the new and exciting activities Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have planned for you this week.

Literacy

Aboriginal Story Books

Using the short video clips on useful website link no.1:
 

Listen to the Dreamtime stories inspired by Aboriginal myths.
 

Watch the online instructions from our friends at Kirkleathem Museum on how to make a little book.
 

Make your own little book of your favourite Dreamtime story. You can use words, pictures or both.

 

Challenge: Invent your own Dreamtime story and make it into another book with words, pictures or both.

 

Here are some ideas for you:

 

How ladybird got her spots.

Why blackbird’s beak is yellow.

 

Mr Henderson and Miss Spowart can’t wait to see your stories.

Maths

Well Done to Mr Henderson’s class for winning the class battle this time!
 

Maths No Problem

 

Visit the Maths No Problem website to access the following lessons:

 

Textbook 2B: Chapter 13

 

Lesson 7 & 8 – Comparing fractions.

 

For children accessing the Year 1 Maths No Problem book:

 

Textbook 1A: Chapter 4

Lesson 1 & 2 – Subtraction.

Additional activity

Our number of the week is 25.

Using only 2 digit numbers, how many ways can you think to make 25?

For example,

14 + 11 = 25

35 – 10 = 25

 

We would love to see how many you thought of!

Spelling

Spelling rules

The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words:

 

Wren

Wrote

written

wrap

wring

wrapping

wrapped

wreck

wriggle

 

Click below to find our Spelling Menu. Practise your spellings this week using number 9. Rainbow Spelling.

 

 

History / Art

Using the images from last week, can you draw an observational drawing of the picture?

 

You can use a pencil or colouring pencils or whatever you have at home to copy your chosen picture.

 

When you are drawing, think about:

  • What are the people doing? 
  • Why are they doing it? 
  • How might they be feeling? 
  • What is happening all around them? 
  • What might be the event that the paintings are recording? 

History

Using sources

Last week, you were fantastic detectives! Some of you guessed that it was about a serious fire from the past. The clues were about The Great Fire of London. Well done to everyone who guessed correctly!

 

Use website link no.4 to play a game where you will need to help the characters to find out more about the Great Fire of London. Good luck.

 

Mr Henderson and Miss Spowart can’t wait to see what you can find out.

 

 

P.E

Gymnastics - Rolls

Watch the video below about different rolls. This video shows you how to perform different rolls accurately and safely.

 

Can you practise the different rolls that you’ve been shown?

 

Challenge: Create a video of you explaining the different rolls Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson would love to have a try!

          Reading

Drop, Stop and Read!

Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson would love see what you have been reading at home.

 

Can you write a book review about your favourite book you have read recently?

 

Some sentence starters you may wish to use:

 

My favourite book I have read is… because…

The funniest / scariest / most enjoyable part was when…

The character I liked the most was… because…

The most interesting fact I found out is…

Did you know…?

Computing

Using Purple Mash, can you paint a picture of what the Great Fire of London looked like? Compare this to your drawing from this week’s art task and see which is your favourite and why.

 

To access the paint game follow these instructions:

 

Log in to Purple Mash

  • Topics
  • Great Fire of London
  • Paint Projects

 

Let us know how your painting project turns out.

George enjoyed making a rainbow using 6 jars and some paint called Brusho. You can use food colouring too! Here are some instructions on how do this yourself at home:

 

"You need to put 3 jars with coloured water and an empty jars in between. Then put kitchen paper folded and placed into the water jars and create a chain type effect. The coloured water will begin to move up the paper over a day or two.Eventually  it will mix together in the empty jars creating a rainbow.

It was great fun!"

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Blake enjoyed speaking to Mr Henderson on the phone and Blake decided he wanted to build a fort with him so he found different materials around the garden and he built one with mum. Here is a picture of Blake in his fort. He had great fun running around and hiding in his fort, having a battle with his mam and of course, Mr Henderson was on Blake’s side so mum was defeated! Blake also took Mr Henderson for a dive in the hot tub. Hope you can swim Mr Henderson. 
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Monday 18.5.20

Check out the new and exciting activities Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have planned for you this week.

Literacy

Postcards

Follow the link below to access The Literacy Shed.

 

Watch the animation- ‘The Little Boat’.

Can you create a postcard about your journey?

Once you’ve watched it, choose a point in the video and draw it. Then, on the other side, write your postcard. Imagine you are on the boat and you’re writing a postcard home. Write about:

  • How you are feeling
  • What happened
  • What you can see.

 

Try to include some expanded noun phrases e.g deep, dark water.

 

 

Maths

Times Tables Rockstars

Starting today, Miss Spowart’s class and Mr Henderson’s class will be having a class battle. Try to go on TTRS for between 5 and 10 minutes each day. We will announce the winner next week!

Maths No Problem

Visit the Maths No Problem website to access the following lessons:

Textbook 2B: Chapter 13

Lesson 5 and 6

For children accessing the Year 1 Maths No Problem book:

Textbook 1A: Chapter 3

Lesson 5 and 6

Additional activity

Our number of the week is 50.

How many different number sentences can you write where the answer would be 50?

E.g 10x5=50

20+30=50

We would love to see how many you thought of!

 

Spelling

Spelling rules

The /n/ sound spelt ‘kn’ and ‘gn’ at the beginning of words.

 

Knock

Know

Knee

Gnat

Gnaw

Knight

 

Click below to find our Spelling Menu. Practise your spellings this week using number 10.

 

 

PSHE/Science

Healthy Lifestyle

Watch the videos below about healthy choices.

Can you create a healthy school lunch?

Your task is to create a healthy school meal.

Your meal needs:

A drink

A main meal

A desert

 

Draw your healthy school plate and label what you’ve included.

History

Using Sources

We have a new topic for History but we would like you to be detectives before we start.

 

On the link below, there are some pictures about our new topic. See if you can answer the following questions:

 

What happened?

When did it happen?

Why did it happen?

Where did it happen?

 

Next week, we’ll tell you more about new topic.

It would be great for us to see what you think happened!

P.E

Ball Skills

Watch the video below about ball skills. This video shows you how to catch a small ball accurately.

 

Can you practise the different skills that you’ve been shown?

 

Challenge: Create a video of you explaining the different skills. Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson would love to have a try!

          Reading

Drop, Stop and Read!

Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson would love to see any interesting places you’ve found to read.

 

Keep an eye on our class page to see where Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have been reading this week…..

 

 

Computing

Emailing

Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have been speaking to lots of you by email. Do you want to try and write an email yourself?

 

Using Purple Mash, email one of the people in your address book.

To access the email, follow these instructions:

Log in to Purple Mash

  • Computing
  • 2Email

 

Let us know who you’ve emailed and we can have a look!

Lily-May has been extremely busy enjoying her adventures with Mr Henderson. Take a look at all the interesting things they have been up to together.
Flattened Mr Henderson has been chilling with Amelia and keeping an eye on her whilst she has been completing her homework. She has enjoyed her learning with Mr Henderson so far and is about to build a fort in the garden for them to relax in.
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Spencer has enjoyed completing his computing activity this week sending an email to Mr Henderson. This is what he wrote and sent all by himself:

 

"Hi Mr Henderson its Spencer writing this for you on mam's phone I loved our adventure it was fun and we seen loads of tadpoles so we are going to go up next week to see if they are frogs. 
 

From Spencer

Tadpoles

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Isabella read one of Mr Henderson’s favourite books to him. What a funny story Isabella!
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Spencer loved his surprise in the post so he decided to take himself and flattened Mr Henderson to Summerhill for the day. Spencer made brownies and cookies to give to his neighbours who are key workers so that was Spencer‘s act of random kindness.
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‘Adventures with Mr Henderson’ are underway!
Mr Henderson was missing his class very much so he decided to be flattened and posted to his class. He is looking forward to enjoying lots of adventures and making lots of new memories together. Stay tuned to see what Mr Henderson and his class get up to next.
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Monday 11.5.20

Check out the new and exciting activities Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have planned for you this week.

Literacy

Literacy

Check out the literacy shed link no.1 in the useful links below.

 

Watch a very short animation that can be used to create some amazing descriptions.
 

- Collect verbs and adverbs to do with floating and sailing gracefully.

- Children could write an ending to the story, where do these turtles take him?


Challenge:

Choose a different animal to come floating by, use show not tell to describe the animal rather than just saying what it is.

 

Maths

Maths No Problem

Visit the Maths No Problem website to access the following lessons:

 Textbook 2B: Chapter 13

 Lesson 3&4

 For children accessing the Year 1 Maths No Problem book:

 Textbook 1A: Chapter 3

 Lesson 3&4


Maths

Around

The

House
Alternatively, this week’s number is 25. Using objects around your house, how many mathematical sentences can you create? For example, 5 apples plus 6 oranges equals 11 pieces of fruit.

Challenge: Try a missing number problem I have 42 hair grips and lose a mystery amount. I am left with 25. How many did I lose?

Spelling

How many words can you write in a list for the ‘ee’ sound spelt ‘Ea’
 

Try create a table to help you:

   ee   ea   e      

   see   sea    theme

 

Sound Detective

Adult to place words in the environment for the children to find like on a treasure hunt. This could be adapted so that children hunt for objects that include this spelling. Alternatively, go on a walk and look for sounds on road signs. How many can you find?

 

Art

 

Can you create a silhouette portrait of a famous skyline?

 

Create a colourful background that looks like a sky. This could be achieved through paint, colouring pencils or collaging.
 

Next, draw and cut out some shapes of famous landmarks. For example, you could choose London and focus on key landmarks such as Big Ben, the London eye or the Gherkin.
 

Next, stick your landmarks over your background along the bottom of the page and you will have created a fantastic piece of artwork. Good luck and have fun!

Computing

 

Super Coding!
 

Have you ever wanted to make your own superhero fly?

Try the activity on purple mash (see link to code a superhero to help save the day.

 

We need your help!

 

 

 

 

P.E

Dance

Check out BBC Dance: Key Stage 1 - Let's Move (the link is below in this week’s suggestions).

Choose some music that you can listen to so you can follow the instructions to create your own dance routine like we have completed in the hall before.

You could record your own video and email it to us.

Don’t forget the daily mile if you can. This is usually about 20minutes of walking.

              Reading

Drop, stop and read!

Find the most interesting or crazy place you can find to read.
Don’t forget to send your pictures to us!

History

“Who deserves to be remembered?”


It is Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday this week, 12th May but who is she?

 

What makes her so special?

Has she inspired people?

Are there people like her nowadays?

 

Check out the useful link no.3 below to find lots of free resources to help you with your research.

This week's website suggestions:
Blake has created some maths questions for his grandparents this week! He wrote the questions, found out the answers for himself and then gave them to his nanny and grandad to see if they could do them! He marked his nanny down as she didn't show her working out he said! Great work Blake - keep it up! He has also done some work on Big Ben and wrote a little bit about it and made a picture using pictures from when he went to London to help him.
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Amelia has created a special message for her class mates in Mr Henderson’s class. We all miss each other very much but we will see each other again in the near future. 
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Sebastian used paint to create the New York skyline. I really like your use of colour- Great work Sebastian!
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Alyissiya has done some fantastic research about Florence Nightingale. Miss Spowart is very proud of her handwriting and spelling. Well done Alyissiya!
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Rose really enjoyed learning about the life of Florence Nightingale. She wrote down some of the new facts she had learnt- well done Rose!
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Amelia has researched this week's special person and found out lots about why she is such an inspirational person. Take a look at what she found out. Amelia has been learning about fractions and showed off her understanding by drawing diagrams. Well done Amelia!
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Bobby watched the short video this morning, “Once in a lifetime” and he has written the ending to the story using his chosen verbs and adverbs. He has tried extremely hard and created a brilliant description of what happened next. Doesn't air dodgeball sound really fun? Great job Bobby!
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Isabella has been investigating the density of different liquids in this latest experiment. Take a look at what she found out.
Oliver has been busy learning about tricky fractions this morning but has said he is feeling more confident now. Keep up the hard work Oliver - you are "smashing it"!
Amelia has been getting creative and completed this tricky painting activity today. She told Mr Henderson that she printed a picture off the computer she liked and then carefully used her painting skills to bring it alive. Great effort Amelia, well done!
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Alexis has been showing off her maths skills at home and decided to act out a maths lesson in school. She has completed lots of activities already. This looks like such a fun idea Alexis! Well done - keep up the hard work.
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Monday 4.5.20

Check out the new and exciting activities Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have planned for you this week.

Literacy

Literacy

 

Using your superhero that you created last week, can you write an exciting story about one of their adventures?

 

Try to think of a problem that your superhero is faced with. Think about how your superhero would use their super powers to save the day!

 

When you write you story, try to include:

Adjectives

Conjunctions (because, so, but)

Different sentence types (!,?)

 

Maths

Maths No Problem

 

Visit the Maths No Problem website to access the following lessons:

 

Textbook 2B: Chapter 13

 

Lesson 1: Making Equal Parts

 

Lesson 2: Showing Half and Quarter

 

For children accessing the Year 1 Maths No Problem book:

 

Textbook 1A: Chapter 3

 

Lesson 1: Add By Using Number Bonds

Lesson 2: Add by Counting On

Spelling

Spelling rules

Here is a new spelling rule:

 

The /s/ sound is spelt with a /c/ if it is before e, I and y.

 

Example words:

 

Race, ice, cell, city, fancy.

 

Can you think of any other words?

 

Use the website link below to find more words that use this spelling rule and practise spelling them.

 

Geography

Map skills

 

Using Google Maps, locate Kingsley Primary School.

 

Can you draw a map of the school and the area around it? Remember to include street names.

 

When you draw a map, you must draw it as if you were looking down from above- this is called a birds-eye view.

 

Once you’ve completed a map of the area around school, could you draw a map of your local area?

Science

Plants

 

Using books or online resources, can you answer this question?

 

What does a plant need to grow?

 

Before researching the answers, can you make some predictions? Then, follow the link below to learn about what a plant needs to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E

Workout

 

Continuing from last week, visit BBC Dance: Key Stage 1- Let’s Move.

 

Try a different dance this week and follow the instructions carefully.


We would love to see some videos or photos of you completing the dances!

              PSHE

Keeping Money Safe

 

Follow the link below to the Natwest Money Sense website. This will help you learn about the importance of keeping money safe and the consequences of loosing money.

 

There are some activities on the website and we would love to see examples of completed work.

Also, have a play on some of the games!

Design and Technology

Free-standing structures

 

Our next topic in school was free standing structures. When Captain James Cook visited places around the world, he needed somewhere to sleep away from the boat.

 

Could you design and make a free-standing structure that he could have used? You can use anything you have around your house! We would love to see photographs of your structures.

Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson's website suggestions this week.
Isabella has been learning about time and words associated with time. She has practised drawing on the short hour hands and longer minute hands on clocks to show different times. Well done Isabella.

Ellie-Mae has worked hard to create her superhero story and investigate what plants need to grow. She made some predictions and researched further to find out more. Take a look at what she knows.

Kiera has written a brilliant short story describing the adventures of her superhero. Mr Henderson was very impressed with her lovely description and different sentence starters. Well done Kiera.
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Bobby has written a short story using his character he designed. His character used his powers effectively to save the day! Well done Bobby.
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Here is another short story completed by Spencer.
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Ellie planted some seeds and sent a picture to Miss Spowart. Miss Spowart then challenged her to write some instructions. Ellie's instructions were clear and very easy to follow. Well done Ellie!
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Monday 27.4.20

Check out the new and exciting activities Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have planned for you this week.

Literacy

Can you design, create and label your own superhero?

Think about what superpower they may have. 

What is their personality like?

Do they wear a costume?

 

Challenge:

Try to write a short description of your character. Next week, we might use your character to help save the day!

Maths 

Number Patterns

Can you create some number patterns going p in different numbers?

For example:

0,3,6,9,12, __, 18

5, 9, 13, __, 21

 

Challenge

You could try to do some number patterns going backwards in a decreasing order. What about finding patterns in real life or nature?

*Hint: Look in the garden or the sky.

Spelling

How many words can you write in a list for the 'j' sound?

 

Remember it can be spelt 'ge' and 'dge' at teh end of words, and sometimes as 'g' elsewhere in words before e, i and y.

For example:

 

badge

 

age

 

giraffe

History

Your History

Can you find some old pictures from when you were younger at home?

They might be from different stages of your life. For example, when you were born, a toddler,  started school and now. 

Can you create a timeline using some of these things you can find at home?

 

Challenge

What comparisons can you make between the different pictures?

Good luck!

Science

Identifying Plants

Watch the short clip about types of plants using link number 4 below. 

 

Next, go on a hunt for different plants in your garden or safe outdoor space with an adult. 

Can you name them?

Are they evergreen plants or deciduous?

 

Challenge

Draw a picture of your favourite plants and tell us what you know about them.

 

P.E

Dance

Check out BBC Dance: Key Stage 1 - Let's Move (the link is below in this website suggestions).

 

Choose some music that you can listen to so you can follow the instructions to create your own dance routine like we have completed in the hall before. 

 

You could record your own video and email it to us.

 

Don't forget about the daily mile if you can. This is usually about 20 minutes of walking.

Art

In Art, we practised creating drawings using only dots of colour. Can you try and create a piece of dot artwork showing what your favourite animal is?

You could use paint, pencils or whatever you can find to create a colourful masterpiece.

When finished, email us with your work and we can add them to our display in the classroom. 

 

 

Music

Instruments

What makes a sound? Could you identify 10 things around your home that make a sound? Check our useful link to help you find out more. 

 

Challenge

Objects make different sounds depending on how you use them. Choose some objects around the house to experiment with the sounds you can make.

Try scraping, tapping, shaking, squeezing or flicking just to name a few, 

This week's useful websites:
Isabella has been busy with her Maths learning about her times tables, different shapes and halves and doubles to name just a few! Well done Isabella. 

Zach has impressed Mr Henderson by surprising him with an email he had written himself this week! Well done Zach this is an incredible achievement.

 

To: Year 2 <year2@kingsleyschool.org.uk>

Subject: Email from Zach

 

To Mr Henderson

 

Here are some photos of what I have been doing...

 

I have been doing some science experiments:

 

I had some test tubes with blue red and yellow food colouring.  and then i mixed these to make different colours.

made slime with corn flower.  added some green colour to it.  it was a liquid but  went hard when I touched it.

I made a bouncy ball.

 

I have been painting and doing some times tables rockstars.

 

I have been on walk and collected stones.

 

Last but not least I have learned to send emails!

 

From Zach

Here are just a few things Blake has enjoyed doing.

 

Blake has created his own timetable to show what activities he has been completing. He has recently just learned to ride his bike and is now a real daredevil after 4 weeks of practise. Here he is riding to Seaton. Blake has also enjoyed doing a 3d puzzle of the world. He thoroughly enjoyed because he found out lots about all the countries by talking about them. Here is a little diary entry from Blake that he has written himself. 

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Alyissiya enjoyed designing her own superhero as part of our Literacy home learning task. Miss Spowart is very impressed with her use of adjectives and beautiful handwriting! Well done! 
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Alexis has been working hard at home and even wrote some stories together with one of her brothers!
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Sebastian has been working hard at home on his poetry skills. He was challenged to write his own poem about something he was interested in and chose to write about his dog. Well done Sebastian.
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Here is Isabella’s first instalment of her healthy Living project. She has researched healthy alternatives to more sugary, unhealthy snacks and has decided to make some delicious fruity parcels. Take at look at what she created. She has also been enjoying healthy breakfasts consisting of fruit and cereal! Delicious. Keep it up Isabella - we look forward to seeing what mouth-watering ideas you have in store for us next!
Hirusha has worked hard to develop his spellings, Maths and art skills over the past week. He also enjoyed researching different places to find out interesting landmarks and facts about them. Well done Hirusha, very impressive work. 

Monday 20.4.20

Check out the new and exciting activities Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson have planned for you this week. 

Literacy

Poetry

 

Looking outside or when you go on a walk, can you write an acrostic poem about the different signs of spring?

 

Write the word ‘Spring’ down the side of your page and make sure each line starts with the letter at the beginning.

Your poem could rhyme if you wanted.

 

Example:

Spring is here,

Pretty flowers grow,

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Maths

Word Problems

Can you write some word problems for someone to solve at home? You could write addition, subtraction, multiplication or division questions.

 

Write the word problem and make sure you can solve it yourself first.

 

Example:

 

In a classroom, there are 26 girls and 48 boys. How many children altogether?

 

(Miss Spowart would use the column method to solve this question J )

Spelling

Silly spellings

Here are some Year 2 spellings:

 

Could

Should

Would

Many

Clothes

Money

Parents

People

Half

 

Practise these spellings in different ways. You could use different colours, write them in a pattern etc.

Think about all the silly ways we practised in class!

Geography

Continents and Oceans

 

Can you remember the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans?

 

Write them down and use an atlas or world map to check you remembered them correctly. There is a link below to help you to practise locating and naming the oceans and continents.

 

Challenge:

Can you find any interesting facts about one of the continents?

Science

Plants

Spring is the perfect time to notice plants and trees changing. Just like animals, plants have a life cycle.

 

Choose one of the plants below:

Sunflower

Bean Plant

 

Can you research the life cycle of one of these plants and draw it?

There is a link below to a great website which will help you learn about plant life cycles.

 

P.E

Workout

Keep completing Joe Wicks’ workouts on Youtube. You should notice your fitness is improving each day. If you haven’t completed a workout yet, try and complete one this week.

 

Also, Cosmic Yoga is available on Youtube. There are lots of different workouts to try-even one about MineCraft. Could you design your own yoga routine? 

 

Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson would love to see photos or videos of you completing your workouts.

 

Don’t forget the Daily Mile if you can!

Art

Sketching

 

Choose a picture from a book or magazine you have at home. Try to sketch the picture you have chosen. Remember, to not press hard on your page and take your time to draw it accurately.

 

 

Computing

Typing

 

First, Can you log into Purple Mash independently?

 

Once on the website, click:

  • Computing
  • 2Type

 

There are lots of typing games that will help you improve the speed of your typing.

Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson's website suggestions for this week are...
Amelia has used this week's website suggestions and completed 2 levels of the geography game. Well done Amelia you have worked extremely hard to find out new things.
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Isabella has created a life cycle of a sunflower. Take a look at her diagram.
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Blaine investigated different types of minibeasts this week and told Mr Henderson that his favourite critter was the centipede. He researched some interesting facts, produced this awesome fact file and even made some comparisons to other creatures. Well done Blaine you have smashed another challenge!
So here's what Oliver's been up to over the last couple of days. He explored his local area collecting items for their bug house such as grass, twigs, stones, and wood. He then filled the bug house with his brother & discussed which minibeasts they thought would to live there such as spiders, ladybirds & caterpillars. Oliver then found out some interesting facts about plastic and tested his knowledge. Finally, Oliver enjoyed some Karate in the garden. Well done on collecting over 1800 coins on TT Rockstars too Oliver - very impressive!
Isabella has challenged herself to practise some missing box problems today in Maths, research the oceans and continents and complete a lovely acrostic spring poem. Well done Isabella! 
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Kiera has completed her Geography homework this week revising the oceans and continents and has even been researching interesting facts about some of these different places. Well done Kiera - super work!

 

 

CONTINENTS AND OCEANS

 

5 OCEANS

 

 

OCEANS

 

PACIFIC  

 

ATLANTIC

 

INDIAN 

 

ARTIC

 

SOUTHERN

 

 

 

7  CONTINENTS

 

 

ASIA

 

AFRICA 

 

NORTH+SOUTH  AMERICA

 

ANTARTICA

 

AUSTRALIA

 

EUROPE

 

 

 

EUROPE FACTS

 

POPULATION : ABOUT 740 MILLION …

 

EUROPE  IS  THE  SECOND SMALLEST  CONTINENT  IN  SIZE  BUT THIRD  LARGEST IN  POPULATION 

 

 

THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT  HOUSES  50  COUNTRY

 

 

EUROPE   IS    A  CONTINENT  LOCATED  ENTIRELY  IN  THE  NORTHERN     HEMISPHERE AND  MOSTLY IN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE

  

 

  THE  BIGGEST  COUNTRY  IN EUROPE  IS  RUSSIA 

 

 

VATICAN CITY  IS  THE  MOST  SMALLEST  PLACE   IN  EUROPE 

THERE   ARE    MORE  200  LANGUAGES  IN  EUROPE

 

 

 

 

Kiera has created a brilliant illustration of the life cycle of a sunflower. Well done Kiera.
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Oliver has been super busy. Take a look at some of the brilliant challenges he has completed! He has practised his spellings, maths and even created some word searches about healthy foods.

Isabella is going to be cooking, serving and eating a range of different healthy foods. Her aim is to learn about vitamins and minerals whilst using the eat well plate as her guide. Isabella is going to try new healthier foods and is exercising every day to keep her mental and physical health at its peak.

 

Why not follow Isabella on her journey! She is going to send pictures of her hard work, this way you can see the progress she is making. Hopefully, you will be inspired to follow in her footsteps.

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Amelia has been busy creating balances in gymnastics, writing lovely poetry and baking cakes however I'm not sure how much cake mixture made it into the oven!
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Isabella set herself the goal of getting fitter and being able to ride her bike without stabilisers. She has smashed her personal target and now look at her in this video. Super control Isabella - you have put in so much effort to improve. Well done!

Some awesome bike riding!

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Finn has been helping dad, monitor, count, keep a tally, quality check and monitor alarms on the mobile so he knew when a print was finished. All of the 3D printed ear savers they made are being sent to the NHS. He has helped his dad produce over 500 so far with more to follow. This is a brilliant show of kindness from Finn and his family. It is qualities like this that make us so proud of our children here at Kingsley. Keep up the good work Finn.
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Shaun has been working hard completing some home learning. Here are just an example of the tasks he has been completing. Well done Shaun - keep it up!

Monday 30.3.20

Check out the grid below for the exciting activities Mr Henderson and Miss Spowart have suggested for you this week. 

 

Literacy

Diary Writing

Begin to make a diary about your time at home. This will be good way to make note of how you are feeling and to have to look back on in the future.
 

Remember:

Lovely neat handwriting

Informal language (can’t don’t I’ve)

Emotive Language (I was so happy!)

Maths

Object hunt

Take a walk around your garden or local area. Make a tally chart to count how many times you see different objects e.g. lampposts, trees, signs etc.

 

Challenge:

Can you create a pictogram to show off your data? Remember:

Key: for example each o stands for 2

Spelling

Alternative sounds

How many words can you think of that have the long ‘A’ sound?

 

For example, bake and play.

 

Challenge yourself to think of more than 20.

History/Geography (Topic)

Factfile on a famous explorer

We have just been learning about R. Amundsen and Captain James Cook.

 

Can you research another explorer and create a factfile about them? It could be a space explorer or a deep sea explorer perhaps.

 

Where have they explored? Why?

Do they need any specialist equipment?

What have they discovered?

Science

Healthy Lifestyles

Think about if you have been eating a balanced diet. Go and have a look in your kitchen. Can you draw a balanced meal using the ingredients you have found?
 

Challenge:
You could try to keep a food diary for a week and see what types of foods you eat the most. Can you make any healthier choices? 

P.E

Workout video

Every morning there is a Joe Wicks workout video on YouTube.

What would you include if you were to create your own workout video? Can you invent some of your own exercises? Do you need to include certain props like skipping ropes, football etc? You could record your own video and email it to us or you could draw and write instructions for your new exercises.

Don’t forget the daily mile if you can. This is usually about 20minutes of walking.

Art

Aboriginal Dot Artwork

In Art we practised creating drawings using only dots of colour.
Can you try and create a piece of dot artwork showing what your favourite animal is?
You could use paint, pencils or whatever you can find to create a colourful masterpiece.

When finished, email us with your work and we can add them to our display in the classroom!

PSHE

Goals

As you will be spending a lot of time at home it is more important than ever to set yourself achievable goals.

 

Think about something you want to achieve and what steps you can put in place to get there!

Mr Henderson's and Miss Spowart's website suggestions this week are...
Isabella has been working hard on lots of different SPaG activities at home. Here are just a few examples of what she has been learning about today.
Blaine made some delicious pizzas at home this week. How tasty do they look? Mr Henderson wanted to make the pizzas too so he asked Blaine to help him by writing some instructions. Blaine created a fantastic recipe for Mr Henderson to try for himself. A massive thank you to Blaine - hopefully lots more people can enjoy your pizzas at home!

Blaine challenged Mr Henderson

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And Mr Henderson replied!

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Sebastian has been working hard on his writing at home. He went on a nature trail and wrote about what he saw. Miss Spowart was very impressed with his use of commas! Also, Sebastian has been practising his piano skills on his Labo.
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Finn has been reading daily and he has even created his own reading log book with all the books he has ever read in. 

 

He has been watching Sir Patrick Stewart do a sonnet daily and even got a like on Facebook from him for his comment! Well done Finn - keep up the hard work and having fun.

 

Finn has started designing a suit of robot armour he can wear. We can’t wait to see your next creation Finn!

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Year 2...
Today, we met Lulia Motoc from the University of Kent. We streamed a live interview in class and found out about her amazing work in robotics. We had chance to listen to other interesting questions from other schools as well as being able to get some of our own questions answered. Did you know that she built a robot to help people pick up things and she is currently working on developing biometric scanners? How cool!
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Year 2 took part in the annual Snappy Music Festival at the Borough Hall today and showed off all their hard work practising lots of new songs. They all tried really hard, had lots of fun and even got some all of the teachers up dancing along. What a fun morning it was!
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Year 2 have enjoyed participating in lots of different sporting events to raise money for excellent causes. Take a look at some of the exciting things we did!
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The Year 2 children really enjoyed their trip to the Captain Cook Museum. On the morning, they enjoyed a tour of the museum and learnt lots of interesting facts. On the afternoon they all had a go at dot painting, sketching, quill writing and using a VR headset. 
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In Science, we explored our minibeast garden and found out about the specific needs different organisms have. With our partner, we decided which minibeast we would build a microhabitat for. We had to think carefully to make sure it would have suitable shelter, food and drink. We then discussed which minibeasts would be and would not be suited to our microhabitat and explained our ideas with the class. Take at look at what we found and at our amazing microhabitats. How amazing!
As part of our science topic, the children enjoyed exploring our mini-beast garden at school. We found lots of different creatures and created a tally chart back in class. Can you spot the different mini-beasts we found?
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In Literacy, we have been learning about non-fiction texts. With a partner, we were given a fact file about tigers but it needed to be ordered correctly. Once we had organised the text, we labelled the different features such as title, caption and picture. This will help us when we write our own tiger fact-file :-)
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We love reading in Year 2! Here are some pictures of us enjoying reading with our friends and using the classroom book area.
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In Year 2, we have been working on ball skills and improving our control using different techniques. We evaluated what we had done and gave advice to our partners. Take a look at how much control we can now show!
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As part of our topic, children had been learning about Captain Cook and where he travelled on his voyages. We learnt that he had visited Antarctica but he didn't arrive prepared. In DT, the children made their own tent using straws that he could have used when he arrived.
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In Art, we have been learning about aboriginal art. We listened to an aboriginal story and drew our favourite part. Then, we created our own dot painting based on our sketch. 
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In science, we have been learning about having a healthy diet. We talked about foods we should eat lots, some and a little of. We then had lots of different food items and put them into the correct category. 
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Year 2 did fantastic at our recent Skipping Festival. We won 5 Bronze, 2 Silver and 4 Gold. The children came second overall! Miss Spowart and Mr Henderson are very proud of all the effort the children put into practising and their medals were well deserved.
Year 2 have enjoyed their taster session in Judo today. We learnt different teamwork skills, enjoyed using new equipment and practised some simple judo techniques.
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Character description

Ava

Year 2

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Look at the fun Year Two have had learning all about STEM subjects this week. We been lucky to have engineers visit our classes and we were able to ask them questions about their jobs. How much we had solving our own problems! 
Response to a contemporary piece of music called Angreji Beat.  There were lots of requests to play it week after week and again through the lessons after the first time the classes heard it.  They LOVED it!
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In Music we composed our own repeated rhythms using notation to accompany a piece of traditional Asian Music called Kaherva.
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Year 2 had an amazing time learning some new skipping skills.
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We visited Saltholme Educational Centre to find out more about what our environment is like in Autumn. We travelled through different outdoor areas and learned lots of new things. We investigated pond life and identified different minibeasts using a key. Back at school, we created some amazing setting descriptions using our experiences to help us. Take a look at our brilliant work in our class book.
In P.E, we have been practising our ball skills. This week we have been focusing upon throwing and catching to a partner. We threw the ball in different ways and played a catching game.
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In Year 2, our new DT topic is about fruit and vegetables. We enjoyed tasting a variety of fruit that could be found at an Indian Market. We talked about the taste, texture and smell. However, we didn't like some of the fruit!
Next week, we will be designing and making our own fruit kebabs. 
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Building a Microhabitat:
With our partner, we decided which minibeast we would build a home for. We had to think carefully to make sure it would have suitable shelter, food and drink. We then discussed which minibeasts would not be suited to our microhabitat and explained our ideas with the class.
Comparing Microhabitats
We have been learning about different microhabitats and went on a minibeast hunt around the school. We gathered our information on a tally chart before turning it into a bar chart together. We asked and answered each other’s questions using our science question stems to compare our findings. Take a look at what we found out.
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Today, we looked at the monsoon season in India and talked about the difference between this and the rain in the UK. After that, we listened to 4 different pieces of music including: gentle rain, heavy rain, thunderstorms and monsoons. Using that to help us, we painted what we thought the rain looked like and compared them all using the vocabulary associated with weather. 
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What amazing rain collectors we have created! Today we explored how the monsoon rains help the farmers in India. We then thought about how the rain helps the crops grow in the UK. We created rain catchers to record how much rainfall we have in the UK over Autumn and Winter. Keep an eye out around school for our rain collectors.
In Year 2 we have been learning about algorithms and how computers work. We have found out that a computer needs instructions to work so we carried out some instructions of our own. We agave our partners some instructions they had to follow carefully to reach our goal of creating the perfect jam sandwich. 
Take a look at us in action. 
 
We have created some excellent instructions to help somebody create their jam sandwich in future. Check out our classroom display to see our amazing writing.
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If you require any additional information regarding our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or a member of the Leadership Team.
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