Home Learning – Week beginning 6th July

Hello Owls,

It is getting close to the end of the school year and we have done lots of weeks of home learning now! Well done if you have been keeping up and doing some of the tasks each week. It is so important to keep your brain moving and remembering things you learned when you were last at school.

Ella’s Mum sent me a lovely message this week telling me all about how Ella is getting on – including an exciting night of camping! It looked like lots of fun! If you have been having fun at home please ask your adult to send pictures or an email to foggn@st-johns-kearsley.bolton.sch.uk
Here are this week’s learning tasks:

Maths
This week is all about measure including temperature and time. Telling the time is a great skill to have! Lots of practise is so important, especially if you are lucky enough to have your own watch. Watch the videos here and complete these worksheets.

English

A few weeks ago your challenge was to write a letter to the Year 1 children telling them all about Year 2. This time we are going to think about September.
Write a letter to your Year 3 teacher telling them all of the important things they need to know about you. You might want to write some interesting facts about yourself, your favourite lessons and ways to learn and about what you have been doing at home. It would also be useful to tell them what you are nervous or excited about and ask any questions.
If you email your letter to me I will pass it on!
Remember to use your very best handwriting and include capital letters, full stops and conjunctions.

Reading

Well done if you are still following the ReadWriteInc videos on youtube. Ella and Lilly are still doing a super job of reading on the Epic app! Can anyone catch them?
If there is a great book you have read at home that you would recommend please write a comment below and tell me why you enjoyed it. I am looking for lots of new books for the classroom reading corner.

Topic

This week have a think about what you have learned in Y2 this year. You could present what you remember in a booklet, on mindmaps or make a video talking about everything you know. (or just write a comment on this post) This year we studied; At St Johns (maps), The Wright Brothers, Kenya and the continents and oceans, Habitats, Staying Healthy and Plants.

PSHE

What is your superpower?
Think about your good qualities or ask your family to tell you what they are. You might be kind, helpful, a good friend, loving, a great reader and more! If you could choose one of these things to be your superhero super power which would it be? Draw yourself as a superhero with a costume to show off your power. You could even use a white bin liner and design your own cape!

Have a lovely week,
Miss Fogg x

Home Learning – Week beginning 29th June

Hi Owls,

The weather was lovely again for most of last week! Hopefully you got chance to complete some of the outdoor learning challenges! Remember to send pictures or tell me about what you have been up to by emailing foggn@st-johns-kearsley.bolton.sch.uk.
It was lovely to see some owls from across the hall this week and it was nice to see some of you back in school! I also found a lovely surprise as this was delivered to the school office!

Thankyou Lilly for such a lovely painting! It reminds me of the Kenyan sunset painting we did earlier this year. I have taken it home to put up next to my desk to look at when I do my work.

Now on to this week’s learning tasks.

Maths

This week on whiterose week 10 you will be learning about mass. If you have been doing any baking at home you will have already practised this area of maths without realising it! Access the videos here. Remember to use these sheets or paper and a pen to take part.

Reading

The Read Write Inc lessons still happen each day at 9:30 here. Remember to get a pen and paper and follow along to keep practising speedy reading, red words and fred fingers!

I have made a new reading list on the Epic app with some nature books which I think you might enjoy! Remember to use the code NEK9677 during school time to get onto the app. Can you catch up with the points that the other children have scored?

English

This week we will be focusing on instructional writing for English.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
-Build an obstacle course at home. Use commands to tell your adult how to get through it. You could even blindfold them to make it extra tricky! Think about how detailed your instructions have to be.
-Look at some recipe books or the instructions for a game that you enjoy. Can you spot the different features of instructions? Look for: title, list of ingredients/equipment, numbers, bullet points, bossy verbs, adverbs.
-Think about something simple that you have made at home. It might be food, a drink, a craft or something you always do like brush your teeth. Write some instructions that an alien would understand if they came to visit earth!
-Your final challenge is to make up a new game. It might be one to play on the playground when we all come back to school, or maybe you could design your own boardgame. Write some instructions to go with it so new players understand how to play.

Topic Challenges
Here are some more ideas linked to nature for this week’s topic work.
-Watch Stickman on BBC iplayer. Could you make your own stickman or stick family using sticks found outside? Take your stickman on his own adventure! You could even ask your adult to take pictures, I’d love to see them!
-Your stickman might need a nice cosy, waterproof home to lie in while he isn’t on any adventures. Test out some different materials to see which would be best for building a roof on his shelter.
-Research the lifecycle of a butterfly on the internet and then have a go at this craft to show the lifecycle as a model. You could use pasta like in the picture or draw your own.

Have a lovely week!
Miss Fogg x

Home Learning – Week Beginning 22nd June

Hi Owls,

I hope you have had fun getting on with your learning tasks despite the rain this week! I am looking forward to seeing some of you (from afar) when you come back to school on Monday. You will be in a bubble with Mr Parsons and Mrs Roberts in the Robins classroom. We have some extra rules to keep us safe that your adults will teach you about. I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun and we’ll be able to wave at each other across the hall when your arrive at school!

I got an email from Lilly’s mum this week telling me all about the learning she has been doing at home. It sounds like she has been working hard on her maths and english and getting creative too! Here are some pictures of what Lilly has been up to!

Here are the home learning tasks if you are staying at home this week:

Maths


Remember to find the whiterose lessons here. This week is about measurement.
Use the sheets to help you practise independently. Lesson 1 – Measure length (cm) Lesson 2 – Compare lengths Lesson 3 – Four operations with lengths Lesson 4 – Compare mass

English

Here is a brilliant activity booklet to help you practise all of the spelling and grammar we have done in Year 2! 
SPaG-Booklet_Year-2
The Robins in my bubble have been thinking about September and wondering what it is like to be in Year 2. I wonder if you could help them by writing a guide to Year 2 or a letter of advice? It would be helpful to tell them what you learn, your favourite topics, our routines and rewards so that they know what to expect. If you write a letter please post it or email a picture of it to school so that the children can read it. My email address is foggn@st-johns-kearsley.bolton.sch.uk

Reading

Keep going with those brilliant ReadWriteInc lessons on youtube! It is so important to practise your sounds so that you remember them when you return to school. Watch the videos here and remember to choose the Set 3 lessons.
Ella is still in the lead on the Epic reading app, closely followed by Lilly! The Robins in my bubble are catching up so let’s see if you can beat them! Remember you can go on the app during school hours and find the class by typing the code NEK 9677.

Topic

The weather is supposed to improve this week which is perfect to get outside for our summer topic!
Here are some ideas:
-Make animal pictures using your toys and tracing their shadows.
-Make a bird feeder to attract new wildlife to your garden.
-Collect some flowers from outside and press them inside a book for the week. Turn them into a beautiful piece of art when they are done. 
-Make some bubble art by mixing food colouring with bubble mixture. Blow the bubbles onto a piece of paper to create some lovely patterns.
-Using a bucket of water and some different materials, make a boat. Test out the different materials; cardboard, plastic cartons, wood if you have some. Which floats best?

Here is another list of activities you can do without a screen!

 

 

As usual, please send me some pictures of the wonderful learning you have been doing! 

Love Miss Fogg x

Home Learning – Week Beginning 15th June

Hi Owls,

I hope you have all day another lovely week and enjoyed the weather this weekend!
Over the past few weeks I have had lots of emails from Ella’s mum to tell me all about what Ella has been up to whilst learning at home. Here are some pictures of just some of the things she has been doing!

It would be lovely to find out what everyone else has been doing at home too! Ask your adult to email me or send pictures to foggn@st-johns-kearsley.bolton.sch.uk

Here are this week’s learning tasks:

Maths

Our white rose learning this week is about 2D shapes. This will be a good opportunity to recap what we learned earlier this year. Remember to watch the video and use a pen and paper to complete the tasks OR download the worksheets. Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes Lesson 2 – Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes Lesson 3 – Sort 2D and 3D shapes Lesson 4 – Merge 2D and 3D shapes

English

Continuing with our Summer topic, watch the clip ‘Butterflies’ here
After watching, try some of these tasks.
Make a list of verbs to describe how the butterflies move. For example; flutter, flap, twirl. Use them to write a list poem to describe the butterflies. When the boy opened the book, bright turquoise butterflies twirled out, scarlet red butterflies fluttered out….
Choose one specific butterfly from the video – draw a large picture of it and colour it beautifully. What would you name your butterfly? Could you make a factfile about it describing its habitat, diet or behaviour? Doing some extra research might help here!
Retell the story from the boy’s point of view. Remember to use feeling words.
Could you change the story? What would happen if a different creature came out of the book? Fish? Birds? Lions!?

 

Reading

ReadWriteInc lessons are still being taught each day here
There is a speed sound lesson, spelling lesson, reading lesson and red word lesson new each day to follow along with! They begin at 9:30 but can then be watched any time in the day.

Topic

For our Summer topic this week let’s think about Insects!
Go on an insect hunt in your garden or in the park. Can you make a pictogram or tally chart to show the different amounts of insect you see? Remember to look for microhabitats like under logs or stones and in the soil. You should see lots more than when we first did this activity in school!
There are lots of insect related crafts to do at home. Here are a few ideas:

Have a lovely week! Let’s hope the sunny weather keeps up!

Miss Fogg x

Home Learning – Week Beginning 8th June

Hi Owls,

I hope you enjoyed the activities last week about our new Summer topic! I am teaching some of the lovely children from Robins class at school at the moment but miss all of you so much!


Here are this week’s learning challenges:

Maths

Watch the daily Whiterose maths videos for Week 7 here.
You can click on the worksheets to do some independent work after the video, or grab a pen and paper and join in as the video plays. Lesson 1 Unit fractions 2019 Lesson 2 Non-unit fractions 2019 Lesson 3 Find a half 2019 Lesson 4 Find a quarter 2019

English

Watch the story Billy’s Bucket by Kez Gray here. 
Imagine you were going to the bucket shop to buy a new bucket. Design your bucket. Think about what colour it might be, what materials it might be made from and what might be special or useful about it.
Draw a picture of Billy, his Dad and his bucket. Using speech bubbles, what else might Billy say is in the bucket? How might his Dad reply? Try to use statements, questions and exclamations in your speech bubbles.
Write a description of the world inside Billy’s bucket OR write a new description of what might be inside your bucket.

Reading

Remember to watch the daily ReadWriteInc videos on youtube here
Watch the set 3 videos and get your pen and paper ready!
Remember to keep using the Epic reading app to keep reading new books. It has been lovely to see Ella, Lilly and Harris’ scores going up!

Puffin Books have a special Dream Big event this week where you can listen to lots of stories and watch videos from book illustrators all week at 10am and 3:30pm. Your adult needs to sign up here .

Topic

8th June is World Ocean Day! Look on their website here to ffind lots of activities, crafts and live lessons to do throughout the day or over the week.

To think about looking after our oceans you could recycle some plastic bottles or cartons and make some under the sea artwork from them!
If you do some extra research about plastic and looking after our seas, you could make a poster to teach people all about it.

Have a lovely week,

Miss Fogg x

Home Learning – week beginning 1st June

Hello Owls!

I hope you had a lovely half term week and enjoyed the lovely sunshine!
Here is the home learning for this week:

Maths

Please watch the WhiteRose home learning videos for Week6 here.
I will attach the worksheets for you to do here so you can do the independent work too.
Lesson 1 – The 10 times-table 2019 Lesson 2 – Make equal groups – sharing 2019 Lesson 3 – Make equal groups – grouping 2019 Lesson 4 – Odd and even numbers 2019

English

This week our English learning will be about a video called Bubbles here

Listen to the ‘beach soundtrack’ next to the video and write down what you can hear. Use the video setting and the sounds to write down what you can see, smell and touch. Remember to use expanded noun phrases like the soft, golden sand or gentle, lapping waves. Now use these ideas to write a description of the beautiful beach.
Watch the film with an adult and stop to talk about these questions as you watch. Write down your ideas for later.

Grammar time! Can you write some list sentences to describe what the girl sees on the journey? Remember to use commas and ‘and’ in your sentence.


Draw a picture of the place you would like to go to in your magic bubble. It can be anywhere in the world or somewhere imaginary! Write some sentences to describe where you would go, why you want to go there and what kinds of things you might see. Remember to use conjunctions like so, because, when, before, after in your sentences.

 

Lastly, write a new adventure story using the new place that the bubble goes! You could illustrate it and turn it into a picture book!

 

 

 

 

Reading

Remember to watch the new ReadWriteInc wordtime lessons here. There will be a new video each morning at 9:30 to follow along with just like we do at school.

 

Topic work

For PSHE this week we will be focusing on feelings. Watch the video of The Colour Monster here.
Think about what makes you feel these different emotions. Could you draw or make a jar for each feeling and draw or write what makes you feel that way inside? You could colour code each jar to show each feeling.

 

 

Our topic from the rest of the term will be Summer! To begin with we will be thinking about the ocean and under the sea.
Do some research on creatures that live in the sea, particularly rockpools. Could to make an information leaflet about one? Have a go at making a rockpool out of clay, egg boxes or other materials. Could you make a creature to live in it?

 

Have a lovely week!
Miss Fogg 🙂

 

Home Learning – Week Beginning 18th May

Hi Owls!

I hope you are still staying safe – I miss you all so so much! I would love to hear what you have been up to if I haven’t heard from you already. Remember you can write a comment on this post by clicking add comment at the bottom, or by writing a letter and posting it with my name and the school address on the envelope. Ella your reply is on its way! The post near me seems to be a bit slow but you should hopefully receive your reply soon!

Here are this week’s learning tasks:

 

 

 

Maths

This week the topic on Whiterose is addition and subtraction. Please have a look at Summer Week 4 here.
There aren’t worksheets anymore but if you get a pen and paper there are lots of questions to have a go at in the videos!

 

 

 

English

This week our English tasks are about a book called ‘Grandad’s Island’ by Benji Davies. Click here to watch a video of Benji reading his beautiful book! After reading here are some types of writing you could do.
Write a letter back to Grandad asking him about his life on the island.
Write a description of Grandad’s beautiful island. Think about the sights and sounds like the tall, lush trees and the chattering, laughing monkeys.
Think about what your special island would be like. Draw a map of the island on a piece of paper. What would the climate be like? What kinds of habitats and animals would be there? Write a guide to your island for a visitor.
Remember to use capital letters, full stops and fred fingers when doing any writing. Don’t forget adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions too!

Reading

Remember to keep going on youtube to see the ReadWriteInc speed sounds lessons each day and you can still use the Epic app to read lots of books for free! Lots of authors have been reading their stories on youtube so that children can still listen at home. Storytime Online has lots of QR codes which link to videos. Your adult needs to download a QR code scanner app and you’re set!

History/creative tasks

For History we have been looking at the seaside in the past. Have a look at the pictures on Seaside pictures what activities can you spot? Design an authentic Edwardian seaside poster a bit like the one on the first page. Think about what the people will be doing and wearing.

Your creative task is to make a beach hut! Have a look at some pictures on the internet and use whatever you have at home to make your hut. You could use boxes, fold paper or paint or draw a picture. Remember to make your hut brightly coloured and maybe stripy!

 

Have a lovely week! Stay safe!

Miss Fogg x

 

Home Learning – Week Beginning 11th May

Hello Owls!

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend celebrating VE day while staying safe!

Thank you to Ella for the letter you posted to school – I enjoyed reading about what you have been up to so much! I will post my reply soon!
Here are the learning tasks for this week:

Maths

Please do the lessons Summer Week 3 4th May on White Rose here. This week is all about number facts which are very important to know for speedy mental maths.

 

English

This week our English activities are going to be about the Julia Donaldson story The Snail and the Whale. You might already have this story at home or you can listen to it here. After reading or listening complete these tasks.

Choose a picture from one part of the journey. As you look at it write down expanded noun phrases that describe the scene. For example: glittering, white icebergs  or glimmering starlit water.

Read some of the pages again – can you collect some exciting verbs to use in your writing? For example: gazed
What do you notice about their endings? Can you work out their rule? gaze -> gazed (take away the e, add ed). You could sort them into a table to show the different rules. (Just add ed, Take off the e and add ed, Change the y to an i and add ed, double consonant and add ed, something else) There is a game on PhonicsPlay to practise this!

Imagine you are the snail. Write a diary entry about part of your exciting journey! Remember to describe what you saw, how you felt and use punctuation and conjunctions.

If you could go on a journey like snail, where would you go? Research the country and make a holiday brochure. What can you do there? What is the weather like? What food can you eat?

Reading

Audible has lots of stories to listen to for free here. There are Harry Potter books, Winnie the Pooh and lots of others in the Littlest Listeners and Elementary sections. Remember to go to the ReadWriteInc youtube page each day to do their daily speed sounds lesson!

Science

Make a diagram or illustration to show the lifecycle of an animal. You could choose a frog, butterfly or something a bit trickier!
You could use this as the start of an amazing non fiction book about the animal you have chosen. Now do some research – What does it eat? What is its habitat? What are its basic needs?

Art

Linking to our work on the seaside you could make a Seascape picture. Have a look on the internet for paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky. You could use paints, crayons or pencils to try and create a seascape. Begin by marking out the line between the sea and sky, then use colour mixing to create a sea and sky in different shades. If you are using pencils try layering the colours. After that add some objects to your painting like ships, land or trees. You could even draw them on another piece of paper and cut and stick them on for a 3D effect!

Remember to keep any of the work you do to show when we come back to school!
Have a lovely week and stay safe!

Miss Fogg 🙂

 

Read Write Inc Lessons Online!

Hi everyone!

Last week I gave out a link to Oxford Owls where you can read some ReadWriteInc book bag books for free so that you can keep practising your reading.
It is really important to keep practising your spelling too! You can watch a ReadWriteInc spelling lesson to practise your speedy set 3 sounds and Fred fingers each day. The videos can be found on YouTube and are just like the way we start our ReadWriteInc lessons!

Your adult can find a timetable of the lessons here.

Home Learning – Week beginning 4th May

Hello Owls,

I hope you enjoyed doing some of the activities I set last week. I am looking forward to hearing about them when we go back to school! Here are this week’s tasks:

Maths

Please carry on using WhiteRose for short daily maths lessons. Please complete Summer Term Week 2 this week. This time it is all about measure. We did some work on this before Easter – see how much you remember!
Remember you can do lots of practical investigations measuring objects in your house. DOes your adult have a tape measure if you don’t have a ruler at home?

English

This week our English challenge is about DINOSAURS! Use the powerpoint here to complete the grammar activities and then choose a writing challenge. Will you write a story about the dinosaur in the museum coming to life or do some research to write a dinosaur fact file? Remember to keep your writing to show me when we get back to school!

Reading

Listen to Oliver Jeffers read The Incredible Book Eating Boy here
Once you have listened, answer these questions.

Blue books are Henry’s favourite? True or false?
Why was Henry getting cleverer as he ate more books?
What is the purpose of the diagram on page 10?
If you had to eat a book like Henry, which one would you eat and why?
What might Henry be thinking and feeling when his learning gets muddled up?

Topic Learning

On Friday we celebrate VE day. This week do some research to find out why we celebrate this day.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Have a look at the photos of VE day. What do you notice about the photos? What are they wearing? Are they dressed up? Is the photo in colour? Who is in the photo? What else can you see?

 

 

Make a poster or some bunting to stick up in your window to celebrate on Friday!

 

Have a lovely week and stay safe!

Miss Fogg 🙂