If parents or carers have any questions about the work set, please use the email address to contact your child's class teacher.
Miss Davis - Class05@holytrinity.bwmat.org
Miss Entwistle - Class06@holytrinity.bwmat.org
Useful FREE Educational Resources
Whilst we are off, we will be setting 3 lessons each day. English/Guided Reading, Maths and a Foundation subject (Topic, RE, PE etc). Due to the current situation, lots of educational resources have opened up their websites and resources FREE for all parents to use. Below is a list of websites and log ins.
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
You will need to sign up with your personal email address and create a password of 8+ characters. Please put the occupation as parent. There is an offer code box where you put: uktwinklhelps
PE: Below is an attachment for some PE activities.
In addition to this, Jo Wicks has his own YouTube channel called 'The Body Coach TV'. We use this at school and it is a great resource to get children moving! There are many child friendly workouts on his page that you can do. Also, he will be going live every day (Monday to Friday) and teaching PE/workout sessions for children. This will start at 9am.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
White Rose Hub: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
No log ins needed. Our next unit is fractions which White Rose have resources available for, which could be looked at before or when we move onto that unit.
Online reading: We have sent home 3 reading books per child. We appreciate that this may not last you for the period of time we may be closed. However, Oxford have now made their e-books and audio books free for parents and children to use from home. Parents will need to register on the website which is free.
Here is the link: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Music: The children thoroughly enjoy their music lessons and asked if they would still be able to do these from home. Currently in music we have been learning to play the Boomwhackers. However, as these instruments are not accessible from home, we will obviously not be able to continue with this learning. Therefore, some of the music lessons we will be uploading during the coming weeks may be adapted versions of areas we have already covered as well as other ideas for your children to enjoy.
We know that this is a very uncertain and difficult time for a lot of us. We have attached a document which is great to use with children who are feeling anxious or worried about the Coronavirus. It is also a great tool to start conversations with your child about Coronavirus in a very child-friendly way!
Attached below is a document from Emerging Minds which has some useful information for parent, carers and teachers to help us deal with children's concerns about Covid19. It is a very difficult time for us all but together we can get through it.
Home Learning work
Please find attached some homework to be completed over Easter. We are setting more homework than what we normally would do due to the current situation. We thought that there may be a chance that the children may want some extra activities as going outside and visiting places like we normally may do during the holidays is limited/prohibited. We don’t expect all these activities to be completed but they are here for you if you wish. Attached is an Easter English booklet, Easter Maths booklet, Easter word search and some Easter mindfulness colouring. I have also attached an activity that England Rugby have created with a range of activities. They are going to be uploading one weekly. This is Week 1 but Week 2 is ‘coming soon’. Their website is http://worldrugbymuseum.com/school-of-ruck. We have also uploaded a list of virtual activities you can do at home. This booklet is full of craft ideas, cooking ideas, virtual zoo tours and iPad games that will keep you entertained and busy throughout the holidays.
We hope you have a lovely, relaxing Easter break! Wishing you all the best and keep safe!
Today is our first lesson on our new unit of Fractions! Our first lesson is to highlight the importance that fractions are equal amounts/parts. What does the word equal mean? This can relate to the equal sign also, which we have done some work on previously. If a fraction is in thirds than the shape or number is divided EQUALLY into 3 parts. There are some pictures of fractions which the children need to look at – do all the parts look equal? There are also some questions when looking at a bar model and the number being split into different numbers – are they equal? Are they the same? Attached is a PowerPoint, an activity and the Learning Review for this lesson.
Last English lesson, the children planned their writing to Florence Nightingale. Today we would like them to write their letter to Florence. It is important that the children need to use a question mark when they are asking Florence a question. We have also started to introduce the children in using paragraphs (this is Year 3 level so don’t panic if the children aren’t quite ready for it). In the planning format, when there is a new box, this is where we should miss a line in our writing (a paragraph). Some children have really grasped this idea.
Today is our final lesson on our RE unit – Salvation. We are focusing on the main question for this unit ‘Why is Easter important to Christians?’ Thinking about what we have learnt so far this unit, we would like your child to answer that question. Remember, the importance of forgiveness ad if Jesus could forgive what happen to him that it teaches us to forgive all.
In-class worship: Mrs Cartwright and I have created a video for you this morning for a one-off in-class worship. We know that lots of you have already created a rainbow but our task for you is to create a rainbow to send to a neighbour, friend or relative. Alternatively, put it in your window as a sign of hope and appreciation for the NHS workers who are working incredibly hard!
This week we would be testing the children on Week 5 of their spelling booklet.
This week's focus for spellings/phonics is common exception words. These words don't follow normal phonics sounds and is therefore important for children to learn from memory rather than using their phonic knowledge. Attached below is an interactive PowerPoint and an optional word search. The children do love their word searches!
We are now at the end of our multiplication and division unit. Today we have an end of unit assessment that should demonstrate the children’s understanding of everything we have learnt so far in this unit. In class we would normally do some revision of what we have learnt so far. The areas we have covered are:
Please find attached the reading text for this week’s lesson and a learning review sheet to answer questions related to the text. We have looked at this text before in class but these are new questions for the text. This text and questions are taken from an old SATs paper and put into our normal format for Guided Reading.
Please find attached a PE activity. You can also do your own PE lesson or Joe Wicks as long as you are getting the children moving! Above under the useful links is some PE activities also.
Continuing on from yesterday’s work we are looking at applying the children's multiplication and division skills to word problems. Please find attached an activity and then the learning review.
Today the children are going to plan a letter to write to Florence Nightingale. We always plan a ‘big write’ before writing the piece. This helps us know what to write before we write the piece. Then when we are writing we can focus on grammar and language rather than what we are writing about.
The planning document is boxed up into different paragraphs. Each paragraph has a subject area and ideas about what to write about. The children can write in note form (bullet points) and don’t need to write in full sentences. Just a few ideas of what they will write in that section. Then when they write the letter they can add more detail.
We originally planned for a Nursing Sister from Yeovil District Hospital to come in and speak to our children about hospitals today. However, this unfortunately can now not take place. Instead, attached is a PowerPoint comparing hospitals in the past to current day. The children can then write down any questions they may have to ask a nurse about hospitals today. Hopefully they can be answered in the future.
Today in PSHE, we are thinking about the word ‘community’. What does this mean? Explore what different communities you may be part of, for example:
Explore with the children how we can be part of more than community. For the activity, children need to draw a picture of themselves in the middle and around the picture represent the different communities they belong to. Explore how different people will have different communities depending on who they are. We also may have some that we share – we all share Holy Trinity school!
Today we are bringing everything we have learnt so far in Multiplication and Division and applying this to real life/word problems. We have looked at word problems before when doing addition and subtraction. It is really important to work out what the question is asking you. A good way of recognising this is using RUCSAC.
R = Read the question
U = Underline important information
C = What calculation do you need? + - X or ÷
S = Solve the problem
A = Answer
C = Check the answer!
It is important that the children understand what the question is asking them to do and what calculation symbol is needed. Today we are going to practise applying our multiplication and division skills to word problems. Tomorrow we will do more practise as well as the learning review.
Last week the children looked at progressive past and progressive present tense e.g. he was running, she is running. After we have spent a lesson focusing on the grammar we then use this grammar knowledge to our own writing. This week we would like you to apply your knowledge on this and write about your experience of your first week of home schooling! I'm sure it got a bit to get used to it but I've already seen and heard of some very exciting things you have been up to!
Throughout our music lessons, we have learnt about beat and rhythm applying these skills in various ways. We are able to recognise different notes, their names and values, together with rests.
Please use the power point to revise some of what we have learnt. When making up you own composition, please note you can do any of the following:-
Try clapping back your compositions and perhaps involve a sibling or parent to keep a strict 4 beat clap in the background whist you clap your created rhythm.
On a Tuesday afternoon, some children attend a Reading Comprehension club after school. Attached is a new reading comprehension document. The document will have the text and then some questions. There are 3 ability versions. The first star is the easier version and the document goes up to 3 stars. Even if you don't attend the Booster club, if you fancy some more Guided Reading feel free to complete.
Maths: Today in maths we are going to recap the commutative and inverse law. We have covered this before in our addition and subtraction unit so the children should be very familiar with this concept. I have included an example at the top of the activity sheet. For example, if I know that 3 x 2 = 6 then I also know that 2 x 3 = 6. From these two sums, I also know the two inverse sums (the opposite operation) so I know that 6 divided by 2 = 3 and 6 divided by 3 = 2 - children, just remember that we always start with the biggest number when we write division sums! I have included an activity sheet for the children to complete first to practice this skill. We wouldn't normally print this in school, the children would copy the sums straight into their books. I have also attached the review that children should complete independently. If you would like to print this then you can, but again if you are unable to, the children can write the questions straight into their book.
Literacy: Today in Literacy we are going to think of questions that we would like to ask Florence Nightingale. Remember: when we write questions down we must use a question mark to signify that we have asked a question. Leave a little space underneath each question as we will revisit this at a later date and hopefully answer a few of our own questions!
Topic: Watch the clip from Florence Nightingale (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt). If you would like to, have a look at the hospital on the twinkl website (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/t-h-150-ks1-florence-nightingale-hospital-picture-hotspots). To access this twinkl activity, you will need to enter the code 'HC3158'. This should allow you to access this for free.
The video in particular discusses the state in which Florence Nightingale found the hospitals and what she did to change the hospitals. The twinkl website goes in to more depth about how Florence changed the hospitals.
Arithmetic booster: I have attached the sheet that I would normally be using today for my after school maths booster session. Feel free to give it a go - even if you wouldn't normally attend my booster session. Good luck!
Arithmetic: Every other Friday, we have an arithmetic lesson. This lesson focuses on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). I have attached the three different sheets that we would normally use. You can choose which level you complete.
Literacy: On Wednesday, you completed a map for the letter to the rabbit. Refresh your memory of this map and try to read the letter out loud just by looking at your pictures/symbols. Then, try to write the letter by using your map and try not to look at the original letter. You can however, copy the original address on the letter or create your own imaginative address!
We know that lots of you have been very busy joining in with Joe Wicks' live PE lessons! They are tough going but as we know, exercise is very good for your body and releases endorphins which make you happy! I have included our gymnastics lesson for those of you who want some extra exercise today!
Optional FUN challenge: The ABC game - Name an animal for every letter of the alphabet!
Spellings [optional]: The spelling books were sent home on Friday with your child. Feel free to test your child on Week 4's spellings.
Phonics: On a Thursday, we introduce the new phonics sound/spelling. I have attached a PowerPoint to go through with the children. This will help you to understand the new sound. There is also an optional wordsearch for the children to complete if they wish.
Guided Reading: The children also took home their white Guided Reading book. Please can you complete the next 2 pages in this book. This may be a different page for some children.
Maths: Today in maths, we are going to use our knowledge of counting in 3's to solve some problems. I have included the answers so the children can mark their own work if they would like. Then, to complete your review independently!
R.E.: Last week, we began exploring 'forgiveness' and why this is important to Christians. This week, we would like the children to think of times where they have had to forgive somebody and how they shown forgiveness. Then, you will need to mind-map these in your book. The extension for today is to explain why forgiveness is important. Think back to our lesson last week. We explored how Jesus forgave the people who were jealous and angry with him. We also explored why Christians think it is important that we forgive people.
Optional FUN challenge: Create a dance routine to your favourite song! Our recommended song is Happy by Pharrell Williams! Good luck! Send us your pictures or videos to brighten up our day!
Today in maths we are going to be counting in 3s. If we can count up in 3's then this will help us to then learn our 3x times table ready for Year 3! I have attached 2 activities for you to have a go at.
Today in Literacy we are going to be reading an example of a letter. Discuss with an adult or sibling what the letter is all about! Then, draw a story map of the events that have happened in the letter. This will help us tomorrow when we will immitate this letter. I have attached an example of how to complete a story map. I hope this helps.
In topic today, we are going to look at artefacts to help us learn about the past. I have attached a gallery of pictures for the children to look at. Study the pictures and discuss what the artefact could be and what it tells us about the period of time when Florence Nightingale lived. There is a Learning Review to complete also. I have also attached the pictures at a smaller size that should fit in the column where the children will need to include a picture. Alternatively, the children can draw the artefact in that box.
It is important that the children question the artefacts and explore what they might/could be, how they were possibly used and to learn about the past. I have included a little explanation for each artefact but remember this lesson is about the child learning from looking and questioning the artefacts so don't worry if you're not sure either!
Optional Daily FUN challenge:
We have enjoyed finding out what you have all been up to over the last couple of days! We know how hard you have all been working and we are both so proud of you all. We appreciate that you may run out of activities to keep yourselves entertained considering the circumstances we are now all facing! So to keep a smile on everybody's face, we are going to try our very best to set daily fun challenges for your child/children to complete at home! We'd love to find out how you all get on! Today's challenge is a Garden Scavenger hunt and we are offering 2 extra points for those who find a 4 leaf clover! Good luck! Remember to keep in touch with us and keep on sending us your fantastic pictures!
Today we going to be focusing on division. We have already learned how to use grouping and sharing as a strategy to solve division questions last week. Children can use these strategies to support them if needed. However, the children should be able to use their times table facts to work these out in their head. There are two activities that the children can complete. One is a word document with lots of division sums. The other worksheet will require a QR scanner which can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet for free. If you are able to do this, the children can complete the sums and use the QR scanner to scan the answer so they can mark their own work! This worksheet is an optional sheet so don't worry if this sheet is not completed. I have also attached the review sheet. This will focus on recalling their multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times table.
Once a week, Year 2 have a Target Literacy lesson which is grammar based. One week, we will complete a grammar activity and the next week, we will apply the skill we have learned in a piece of writing. This week we will be learning about the past and present progressive tense. Verbs that are in the past or present progressive tense end in 'ing'.
Present Progressive tense: We use this tense to show that something is 'in progress' now (e.g. Miss Davis is eating a sandwich.).
Past Progressive tense: We use this tense to show that something was 'in progress' for a period of time (e.g. Miss Davis was eating a sandwich.).
I have included a PowerPoint presentation which explains this further. You may wish to go through this PowerPoint with your child as this is a new skill for the children. There is also an activity for the children to complete.
In the Autumn term we looked at how we can use our body to create a musical rhythm and how effective the different sounds could be when put together.
As a starter and reminder of body percussion please access the following Youtube links:
Popcorn Beat and Body Percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNjcdfZu3c0&safe=true
Ollie – Beat Goes on Teaching Body Percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW2DY1OpgrI&safe=true
Please follow the Body Percussion Power Point which will refresh the children’s memories of how different parts of our bodies can make a different sound. They can be creative with their ideas and include taping their heads, shoulders, thighs, as well as clapping, clicking and stomping.
Use the pictures and grids to create a short body percussion composition. We would encourage that you begin by making this simple and then perhaps challenge yourself by making more complex patterns. If you would like an extension, the children could draw their own pictures, signs or symbols to include different sounds on to their sheet.
On a Tuesday afternoon, some children attend a Reading Comprehension club after school. Attached is a new reading comprehension document. The document is from the twinkl website which you can have free access to at the moment - it is brilliant! The document will have the text and then some questions. There are 3 ability versions. The first star is the easier version and the document goes up to 3 stars.
Today we are going to be recalling our 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. Year 2 are excellent at this as we have been practising our times tables every Tuesday. We would like everybody to have a go at 'Acitivty 1' as it's important we practise quick recall of our times tables. We have also attached an easier worksheet that focuses on counting up in the 2x, 5x and 10x table.
Today we are moving onto our next unit 'Nurturing Nurses'. This unit of work will be cross-curricular. In our topic work, we will be learning the history of significant nurses from the past (Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole). In Literacy, we will be learning how to write letters, diaries and information texts using our history knowledge that we learn in topic. Today, we are identifying the features of a letter. Look at the examples of letters and try and spot features that all of them have. I have attached an answer sheet which includes the different features we are looking for. Then, the children will be independently identifying the features of a letter on their review sheet.
In Topic today we will be making a Florence Nightingale lamp using our cardboard rolls. All of the children were sent home with a cardboard tube on Friday for you to use. Last lesson, we went through the PowerPoint attached and began our learning about Florence Nightingale. Feel free to go back through this to refresh your child's mind. We have attached a picture of a Florence Nightingale lamp for inspiration but feel free to use your creativity/imagination!
Arithmetic booster session:
On a Monday, I would normally run an after school Arithmetic booster session. I have attached the arithmetic test that I would have been using today. I normally ask the children to complete the sums independently and then I go through each question and teach how to answer it. The children can then mark their own test. Feel free to contact me if you would like any help or want to ask any questions about this (Class05@holytrinity.bwmat.org). Thanks, Miss Davis.
Last week in Target Literacy, we looked at words that are in either the past or present tense. We thought about if the word ends in 'ed' then that word is in the past tense. After we focus on the grammar, the week after we use the grammar we have learnt in our writing. Today, can the children write either a setting description or a story which is based on the season of 'Spring'. Below is the Learning Review slip we provide with a picture for stimulus. Feel free to look at other pictures online to help your child's imagination. Your child should know whether they are on voyage 1 or voyage 2.
Today we are looking at another method to work out division. This method is sharing. For this method we draw out circles and share the amount out between the circles. For example, for 30 divided by 5. You would need to draw out 5 circles, and then share out 30 dots in the 5 circles. We then count how many dots are in one circle.
Please find attached the activity and the diagnostic review for this lesson.
First thing on a Thursday we test children on our spellings. This week we are testing on week 3.
Today we are doing another lesson on using grouping to help work out division questions. We are reminding the children that it helps when working out 30 divided by 5, to draw 30 circles but in rows of 5 - this way it is easier to group. Below is the activity we will be doing (very similar to yesterdays) and a green and pink review sheet.
Today we are looking at a text we looked at last week called 'Sea Spray Swimming Pool'. The children are aware of the layout for our Guided Reading lessons. They read the text and highlight any important vocabulary (if they wish) and then answer the questions in the review sheet. Below is the test and the review sheet.
In this unit this half term, we have been looking at Salvation - the Easter Story. Today we are going to focus on forgiveness in the Easter Story. Please find attached the PowerPoint we will be looking through. We are going to discuss who Jesus forgave and why he forgave them. Attached is the worksheet we will be completing in class.
Please find attached the phonics powerpoint we would be going through with the children to introduce the spellings rule for week 4.
18.03.2020 Home Learning Resources
Maths: Today we are learning how to divide by grouping. For example: 35 divded by 5. You would draw out 35 circles or objects (you could do this practically with objects) and group them into 5s. How many groups do you have? Answer = 7. Please find attached a few worksheets that focus on dividing using grouping and the diagnostic review for the children to complete independently.
English: Today we are finishing off our story that we started to write yesterday. Once we have finished the story we are going back through our work to edit: spelling and grammar, make some additions (adding interesting vocabulary) or making some revisions (taking some words out or slightly altering our work).
Common Exception Spelling Test: Today we are going to be testing the children on all the Year 1 and 2 common exception words. Attached below are the words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
17.03.2020 Home learning resources
Maths: In maths we have started our multiplication and division unit. Today we are learning how to use arrays as a method to solve multiplication questions. Please find attached a PowerPoint which explains how to use arrays, a worksheet that focuses on arrays and the diagnostic review for children to complete independently.
English: In literacy we are completing our application of skill today. The children have learned and already written the story of 'Journey'. Since then, we have been innovating the story and writing our own story based on this book. Today the children will be writing their final story.