During these unusual times our teachers are thinking of new ways to connect with their classes, this is increasingly involving new technology! Please understand that our teachers are working hard to regularly set work for children online and to virtually monitor and possibly interact with the children. This may look slightly different for each class at the moment, as each teacher is navigating their own journey with this new technology. Therefore, we ask that you continue to be supportive during these unprecedented times and not necessarily expect instant replies to queries and understand that sometimes feedback may just be a "like or a smiley face"! If we all work together we will come through this stronger and with an increased sense of community! Happy learning!


A very warm welcome to Lobsters' Class page

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Welcome to term 6....  I hope that you and your loved-ones are all safe and well. 

Our topic, "Wriggle and Crawl", is really fun and there are lots of learning activities planned to help us find out about minibeasts, where they live and their part in the eco-system. 

There's a new overview to help you structure your school week.  There's a daily maths lesson which should be done in order.  English and curriculum lessons can be done in an order to suit you best.  We suggest that you do 'Rye Writers' on consecutive days.  We know that some children like to be immersed in their writing so it could even be done on a double session in one day, swap the second lesson with a curriculum lesson and do two curriculum lessons on the other day.  Please continue to read daily, practise spellings and times tables. 

 

This week's learning activities can be found by following the links on this page.  Previous learning packs are still available at the bottom of this page in Archive.

 If you have anything you wish to discuss with me I can be contacted via the school office, or on Class Dojo.

 

Children, remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning about!

Mrs. Mamoany

Year 2 Class teacher

 

To help explain Covid -19 to your children you might find these specially written books helpful.

 

A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced. With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

 
 

 

 

 CBBC Operation Ouch!

In this special episode, Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx explore the science behind the current Coronavirus pandemic, answering all your questions along the way about why the outbreak occurred, what the virus does to your body, and how patients are being treated. 

While Dr Xand has been unwell at home with Coronavirus symptoms, Dr Ronx tells us how her emergency department have been caring for patients. Meanwhile, Dr Chris finds out about the latest advancements with a vaccine, and an exciting medical collaboration with Formula One to create ventilators for hospitals. And Mini Xand is joined by Mini Chris and Mini Ronx to give you some top entertainment tips for staying at home.

 

Year 2's Learning@home.

The year 2 team are compiling home-learning packs to support our children whilst they are at home.  This page will be updated on a regular basis with activities.  

All children have been issued with exercise books to work in, and their Purple Mash and Times Table Rockstars logins have also been sent home so they can keep up with their learning. 

 

In addition, all classes are using ClassDojo to maintain our classroom communities.  We already use ClassDojos in school to reward children for brilliant conduct and fantastic learning.  Invites have been sent to the parents via e-mail so that the children can share their learning with me.  If you have not received an invitation to join, please check your junk/spam folders.  Otherwise, please e-mail the school office using the e-mail address that you would like to be contacted on and  I will do my best to resend you the information you need as soon as I can.

 

 

Daily Reading

Oxford Owl have a wide range of e-books available to read online.  Many are similar to the colour-banded books we use in school and there is a useful guide that links you to the appropriate level of books for your child.  In addition, many have an audio facility and some have activities linked to the text.

These can all be found in the Oxford Owl for Home area of their website.

Remember also, that reading and re-reading favourite books is an important part of learning to read and developing  a love of reading that should not be underestimated so please take time to enjoy family picture books and stories that you already have at home

 

During the summer term, parents and carers will be able to access daily phonics lesson by clicking on this YouTube link Letters and Sounds for home and schoolAll lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters. There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and lessons can be selected from those most suitable to the child’s year group and reading ability.

From Monday 27 April, a new phonics lesson will be uploaded every week day during the summer term and afterwards, each lesson will then be available to watch at any time during the summer term.  

 

 

Weekly Reading Following feedback from parents, children and Buster Book Club:Inspire Schools/KM Charity Team Buster's Book Club - Inspire ...

They are going to continue running the scheme from home. The children can send in their reading minutes on a Thursday via Dojo. There won’t be target minutes as before – parents can just send in how many minutes their child has read for/what they have been reading. This is completely optional, but we have ‘reading from home’ certificates that can be awarded virtually for those that participate. Please use the reading record found in the Purple Mash 2Dos so you can track reading progress.

 

Read with Ted:   Boy Reading Book To Teddy Bear High-Res Vector Graphic - Getty Images   

The Book Club are also asking for parents to take a photo or a video of their child reading with their favourite cuddly toy, and tweet it to @inspireschools1 with the hashtag #ReadWithTed. There’s going to be a special ‘prize’ awarded to their favourites and a shoutout from Ted on the Book Club blog! Alternatively, you can always send the picture to me, and I can pass it on to Miss Brunton who will share it through the Portal.

 

Win £5000 of book tokens for our school!

You know the importance of a good school library: reading for pleasure doesn't just support children's learning, it improves their well-being too.

We'd really appreciate it if you would nominate our school for this fantastic prize, and please ask your friends and families to do the same.  There are no tricky questions to answer (unless it's to find the school postcode, which is TN31 7ND!), and the nomination takes less than a couple of minutes to complete. 
You can nominate Rye Community Primary School by following this link.

 

                                      

 

 

 


Learning Pack

Week Beginning 6th July 2020.

This week's theme is about the RNLI and water safety.
Keep coming back to find additional activities!

Description: https://ryeprimary.co.uk/images/logo/Rye-Primary.png Year 2 Weekly Overview

Monday

06.07.20

Tuesday

07.07.20

Wednesday

08.07.20

Thursday

09.07.20

Friday

10.07.20

Maths

Monday to Friday

Should be done in order

Measurement:
time

 

Daily times-tables practise.

Please aim to do about 45 minutes a maths a day.  Some of this week’s reasoning and problem solving may take longer, especially if you adapt them to work practically.  If this is the case, either take a break and continue the learning the following day, or choose just one question from the reasoning and problem solving part of the sheet.  Friday can be used to catch up.

To tell the time

Practise telling the time, revising o’clock and half-past

To tell the time

Practise telling the time, quarter past and quarter to

To tell the time

Practise telling the time, at 5 minute intervals

Verbal fluency

To tell the time

Practise telling the time, at 5 minute intervals

Reasoning and problem solving

Consolidation

Finish this week’s work. Time games.

English
Monday to Friday

Choose one-a-day in an order that suits you best. 

Daily Reading and spelling practice

Vipers focus: S  is for Sequence

Read for at least 15 minutes every day.
Read for at least 30 minutes on Wednesdays!  This time can be split into two smaller chunks to fit in to your daily routine.

Record your progress in your weekly reading record! (Purple Mash 2Dos).

Grammar, Punctuation  and Spelling

Practising capital letters and alphabetical order

PowerPoint
Verbal Fluency
Application and Reasoning

 

Spellings: time

Comprehension

The RNLI

Buster Book Club Day!

Remember to record your reading minutes!

 

BBC Bitesize
 

Rye Writers

Rye Writers is best completed on consecutive days.  The 2 sessions could be done on the same day, with two curriculum lessons done on the next day.

 

Use your writing to practise your handwriting, punctuation and tenses learnt this week.

Curriculum
Choose one-a-day.

Science

Floating and sinking

Find a heavy object like a small stone.

How can  you stop it from sinking in a bowl of water?

Draw and write about what you find out.

 

History

History of the RNLI poster

Pick out your top 4 events from the history of the RNLI.

Use them to create your own poster.

 

 Geography

Make a map of the South coast around Rye.

Label it, and mark where the life boat stations are.

Art

Design your own poster showing how people should stay safe when they visit the beach.

 

STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Make a boat challenge.

Recycle containers to design and make a boat.  How will you make sure it floats?
Research different ways to make it move (try sails or looking up rubber band boats!)

 


Additional resources


Additional resources

Home Learning Packs

Term 6 Week 4 - Week beginning 22.06.2020
Lobsters' School Timetable -Summer Term 6, 2020

 

 

Spellings:Garrett Hall Primary School - Year 5

Ask for someone to test you on them and let us know how you get on to earn those important Dojos!

Spellings:

Term 6 Week 5 - Week beginning 29.06.2020
Our spellings this week: Spelling for the days of the week and months of the year

 

 

Strategies for learning spellings.  Tips and tricks

 

Cursive Writing ClipartHandwriting:

Here are handwriting pages that we use in class.  The letters have been grouped as they are formed in similar ways, apart from Blue family which have their own distinctive shapes.  Forming letters correctly help the children to begin joining their letters clearly.  It's a good idea to make sure that handwriting is practised sitting with a good posture at a table.  They can be done independently and, as long as they hold the pencil or pen correctly, they can use any writing equipment they like.

 

Rye Writers:

 

Term 6 Week 2 and 3: Write a letter

There are residential care homes in Rye.  During lock-down, the elderly residents have been unable to receive visits from their families and loved-ones.  A parent has told us that they would love to hear about all the things you’ve been getting up to!

Therefore, this week’s challenge is to write a letter or story. 

There is no set topic that needs to be covered. This is for you to choose! Even just a letter with an outline of things you have been doing, or a story you have written, will be hugely appreciated.  Make sure it is written clearly and neatly so it can be easily enjoyed.

As you don’t know who will receive your letter (it’ll probably be shared around!) begin your letter with a cheerful “Hello!”  Remember you should not give out any personal information, such as your address, full name and contact number. If you want to, use the school address.

To ensure there are no germs being spread, photograph and send you letter
(or story).  If you wish, you can type your letter (or story) on Purple Mash, whatever is easiest for you.


Useful Links and Websites


                                                                                                                          Image result for science images cartoonCartoon Science Free Download Clip Art - WebComicms.Net

 

 

The Innocent Big Grow
Each year Innocent send out thousands of free packs to schools and homes to give children everything they need to get growing.  You can register for the chance of receiving a home growing kit here.  It comes with a packet of seeds, a compost disc, a handy growing guide and a special grower’s certificate. Everything you need to get growing your own veg.
At the bottom of their page, you'll also find growing guides and activities of things to make and do... all for FREE!

 

Structuring the day during term time.

The following timings may be useful guidance to help you plan your day, however they are flexible.  For example, cookery includes reading and maths so this might be the main learning activity of the day.  Alternatively, your child might get immersed in writing one morning, so the following day you may choose to spend more time on a maths-rich activity.  Please remember, these are suggestions to help you and you should adapt and change them to suit your own circumstances.

English - 45 minutes
Reading - 15 minutes

Maths - 45 minutes
Mental Arithmetic - 15 minutes

Science, computing, topic, art, music - one activity of each per week

PE - Join the nation doing PE with Joe at 9:00 am every day!

Premier Sports, who provide our school PE provision with Mr Sayer each week,  are releasing a daily video at 3:30pm on their YouTube channel.    The idea is that this can act as an after school home learning activity and replace the exercise children would normally get during extra-curricular clubs. Sessions will focus on activities including dance, football, fitness, gymnastics, basketball, tennis and yoga and more.

So far they have filmed five weeks’ worth of content, and sessions include “Personal Best’ challenges so they can be completed again and again as children keep trying to improve. 
I-spy another maths activity as you compare your PBs!  PE is also a large part of our science topic this term as we are learning about what keeps us healthy.

Here's this week's timetable; a new timetable will be released every Monday.

 

 

 

Home learning ideas

  • Board games
  • Memory games.
  • Listening games.
  • Cookery
  • Gardening
  • Phonics and spelling games.
  • Look at newspaper articles.
  • Create to-do lists (with bullet points).
  • Bingo.
  • Create slime.
  • Origami
  • Audiobooks

     Kid Normal

    This first book, by Greg James and Chris Smith, is available as a free audiobook.

    It's available here, through Amazon, or via other online audiobook outlets.

    David Walliams 

    Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!  There is also a catch-up available so you can listen to any stories that you might have missed or re-visit some of your favourites.


Archive:

Term 5 Week 1 - Week beginning 20.04.20

Maths: Statistics: Tally charts and pictograms

Monday: In this lesson we are going to revise how to make tally charts and read data from it.
Tuesday: PowerPoint.
There are two parts to this lesson.
Verbal fluency (VF) Practise the skills we use for tally charts.
Reasoning and problem solving (RPS)
Use the clues to work and complete the tally charts correctly.

Wednesday: Use Monday’s and Tuesday’s learning to answer questions about pictograms.
Thursday: Find the information you need on a pictogram to answer the questions.
Friday: Be the teacher- can you mark Eva’s pictogram?

English:

Grammar, punctuation and spelling: There is a BBC Bitesize lesson here.
Comprehension:  All About Spring.
There are three reading sheets and questions to match each one.
News Reports: 
Newsround
First News
Spellings:
Our spellings this week are words that will be useful for our topic.  Ask for someone to test you on them and let us know how you get on to earn those important Dojos!
Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Budd's group. (Set 1)
Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Spelling practise (both sets) Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check
Handwriting Set 1
Handwriting Set 2

Curriculum:

Science: Ready… Steady… Grow!
Big science session this week as you’re going to set up the term’s learning.  So you have time, use the art and STEM time to get it done!
Questions we ask, thoughts that we know

History / Geography: Use a map of the UK and the world map to find out where the food in your larder comes from!

Computing: Take photographs to use in your “Ready… Steady… Grow!” project.
Coding: (see your Purple Mash 2Dos)

Art: Design a folder, book or scrapbook cover for the topic “Ready… Steady… Grow!” so you have somewhere to put all your work.

STEM: Design and make different pots using recycled materials you have at home.  You can also design and make something for watering.


Term 5 Week 2 - Week beginning 27.04.20

Maths: Statistics: Tally charts and pictograms

Monday: Following on from last week, we are going to learn how to make pictogram when the symbol represents 2.
Tuesday: Continuing from Monday, this lesson is about making pictograms where the symbol represents 5 or even 10.
Wednesday: Reinforcing the concepts learnt this week.
Classroom Secrets – PowerPoint
This PowerPoint supports learning for Wednesday  and Thursday

Additional Notes
Verbal Fluency

Thursday: Additional Notes
Reasoning and Problem Solving
Friday: Finishing off and STEM activity

English:

Grammar, punctuation and spelling: Recognising simple past and present sentences.
There is a BBC Bitesize lesson here.
Classroom Secrets: Choose the appropriate level to complete 1 page each of the following:
1x Verbal fluency
1x Application and Reasoning

Comprehension:  Sunflower Life Cycle

Writing Instructions: 
Write instructions explaining how to set up your science work.
Use these tips to help you write really well.

Suggestions:
How to grow carrot tops - 
How to sow beans - How to grow a plant.

Spellings:
Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Budd's group. (Set 1)
Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Handwriting Set 1
Handwriting Set 2

Curriculum:

ScienceReady… Steady… Grow! Use drawings, measurement and writing to show what changes have happened to your plants this week. 
History / Geography
This week our history celebrates the NHS by learning about two nursing pioneers.
Read the National Geographic Kids Comic and watch the clips about these two amazing women! 
Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale  
Mary Seacole

Coding(see your Purple Mash 2Dos) Coding: Make sure that you have completed all of ‘Fun With Fish’ before beginning ‘Bubbles’

ArtVan Gogh PowerPoint
Van Gogh BBC Clip

STEM

Rainbow Challenge: Can you make rainbows in different ways?
Perhaps you can collect different objects from around your home.  There are some different activities ideas below to help you. (PS Skittles and Smarties might be useful!)


Term 5 Week 3 - Week Beginning 04.05.20

Maths - Geometry

Monday: Recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes
Tuesday: The properties of 2D shapes: counting sides
Wednesday: The properties of 2D shapes: counting vertices
Thursday: Drawing 2D shapes accurately
Art challenge - dotty paper

Shape word bank

English:

Reading and Writing: 
Captain Tom Moore
Picture News

Read the information page, then choose an activity to do.
BBC Newsround Captain Tom Quiz

Comprehension: VE Day reading comprehension.

Our spellings this week are words that use the letter 's' or 'c' to make the 's' sound.  Before you begin to learn them, you will need to crack the code to find what they are!  All the codes are scrambled anagrams, but luckily there are picture clues too.  If only there was a handy handwriting sheet to double check at the end!
Ask for someone to test you on them and let us know how you get on to earn those important Dojos!

Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Budd's group. (Set 1)
Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Handwriting Set 1
Handwriting Set 2

Curriculum

   

'Street Party' at home!

BBC Great British Bunting

BBC local radio stations are encouraging the nation to get involved in Great British Bunting as part of the VE Day commemorations.

On their website, they have all the instructions you need to get started using any paper, cereal boxes, string, ribbon, sweet wrappers, felt pens, poster paint you have or whatever you can find.  You can decorate your bunting with pictures of whatever inspires you, whether it’s those who fought on the frontline or worked hard on the Homefront, or whether it’s a celebration of enduring peace or your own personal hero.

Hang your bunting with pride over the weekend of Friday 8 May - Sunday 10 May.

Bunting template


Term 5 Week 4 - Week Beginning 11.05.20

Maths - Geometry

English:

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Types of sentences

Comprehension: The Enormous Turnip

Spelling: This week's use the letter 'j' or 'g' and 'dge' to make the 'j' sound as in 'badge'.

Here are this week's spellings for both Mrs Budd's group (Set 1) and for Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Handwriting Set 1
Handwriting Set 2

Curriculum:


Term 5 Week 4 - Week Beginning 11.05.20

Click on the links to access learning. 

Maths - Geometry

 

English:

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling:

Choose one of the following activities:

Comprehension: Bean plant life cycle.
Choose the appropriate task for your reading.

Writing for different audiences: Design and make your own seed packet.
The features of a seed packet.

Spelling: 

Mrs Budd's group (Set 1)
Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Handwriting Set 1
Handwriting Set 2

Curriculum:

Science: Seed Dispersal
Seed dispersal sorting activity
Answer cheat sheet!
Dandelions are great for learning about life-cycles as you can see all parts of the cycle at this time of year.

Alternative activity: go out and find the different stages of the dandelion life cycle and glue them onto your own information sheet showing the life-cycle.

Alternative activity: Pick two flowers (with permission).
It's best if they're the same plant and you have the roots on one of them. 
Stick the one with the roots onto paper: label the parts of the plant.
Carefully take the layers of the other flower apart.  Stick them onto the sheet and label the parts of the flower.


Term 6 Week 1: Week beginning 1st June 2020

Maths:

Fractions
Monday: To recognise and make equal parts  Verbal fluency
Tuesday: Make equal parts. Reasoning and problem solving
Wednesday: To know what a half is. Verbal Fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
Thursday: To find one half Verbal Fluency / Practical activity
Friday: To find one half Reasoning and problem solving.

English:

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling:

Adding the suffix –er and -est to create superlative or comparative 
adjectives.

Choose the appropriate level.

Comprehension: 

Minibeasts

Differentiated pack – choose the appropriate level.

Spelling: 

Mrs Budd's group (Set 1)
Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Handwriting Set 1
Handwriting Set 2

Curriculum:

Science:

Microhabitats.
Questions we ask, thoughts that we know.
Go for a walk.  It might be a garden or around you neighbourhood.
Identify the different habitats you find there.

Geography

From your science walk, make a map of your walk and mark the micro-habitats you found along your way.

Include a key for your map.

You could use a mapping app (eg Google Earth / Ordnance Survey) to zoom in to the area.
This will help layout and scale.

Computing

Can you make the vehicles travel at different speeds?

Art

Taking a closer look.
From your microhabitat walk, choose a minibeast to draw in close detail.
Did you take any photographs you could use to help you?
You may have to look for examples on line for further inspiration.

STEM

Technology challenge.
Use a camera on a phone or tablet.
Can you zoom in and take some close up photographs?
You will need a steady hand and good focus! (Sc.Tech.Ma)
Choose a way to present your best 5 photographs.


Term 6 Week 2: Week beginning 8th June 2020

Week Beginning 8th June 2020

If you need to access any materials from previous weeks, please go the Archive at the bottom of the page.

Click on the links to access learning. 

Description: https://ryeprimary.co.uk/images/logo/Rye-Primary.pngYear 2 Weekly Overview

Monday

08.06.20

Tuesday

09.06.20

Wednesday

10.06.20

Thursday

11.06.20

Friday

12.06.20

Maths

Monday to Friday

Should be done in order

Fractions

Whole – Half – Quarter - Third

 

Daily times-tables practise.

Please aim to do about 45 minutes a maths a day.  Some of this week’s reasoning and problem solving may take longer, especially if you adapt them to work practically.  If this is the case, either take a break and continue the learning the following day, or choose one question from the reasoning and problem solving part of the sheet.
Friday can be used to catch up or, take the opportunity to give the sheets a break and get cooking!  (I know what my choice would be!!)

To recognise a quarter.

Children extend their knowledge whole and halves to recognise quarters of shapes, objects and quantities.

Verbal fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

To find a quarter.

Children find quarters of shapes, objects and quantities.

Begin by physically sharing amounts into four equal groups.

Verbal fluency and problem solving.

To recognise a third.

Children apply their understanding of fractions to find thirds.

Continue to use language of ‘whole’ and ‘equal parts’.

Verbal fluency and problem solving.

To find a third.

Children build on their understanding of a third and three equal parts to find a third of a quantity.

Complete any maths learning you haven’t done yet this week.

or

Fraction cookery

See sheet for suggestions.

English
Monday to Friday

Choose one-a-day in an order that suits you best. 

Daily Reading and spelling practice
Vipers focus: I is for Inference 
Read for at least 30 minutes today!  This time can be split into two smaller chunks to fit in to your daily routine.
Record your progress in your weekly reading record! (Purple Mash 2Dos).

Grammar, Punctuation  and Spelling

Consolidating nouns and verbs PowerPoint
Verbal Fluency

Application and Reasoning

Comprehension

Explore a wood

This text has comprehension questions and other English activities.

Buster Book Club Day!

Remember to record your reading minutes!

This week's challenge is letter writing.  Remind yourself of the features of informal letter writing here:

How to set out an informal letter - PowerPoint

Writing a letter - poster

I can checklist

Rye Writers

Rye Writers is best completed on consecutive days.  The 2 sessions could be done on the same day, with two curriculum lessons done on the next day.

Writing Letters

Use your writing to practise your handwriting, punctuation and tenses learnt this week.

Curriculum

Ready… Steady… Grow!
Choose one-a-day.

Science

Wriggle and Crawl

Exploring a micro-habitat.

 Geography / History

Grid maps - PowerPoint

Grid maps

Computing

Check you Purple Mash 2Dos!

Art

Minibeast collage

STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Make a wormery

 

Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Budd's group (Set 1) and for Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Spellings and handwriting Set 1
Spellings and handwriting Set 2


Rye Writer

Term 5 Week 1: There's a whole hole at Rye Primary!

It seems a week cannot go by without unusual things happening at school.  A sink hole has opened up just across from the playground.  It looks as if it's in the middle of the allotments.

  • How and when did it happen?
  • How deep is it?
  • Has anyone or anything gone into the hole to see where it goes to?
  • Did anything come out of the hole?!
  • Who found it first?  What did they see?
  • What is going to be done to repair it?

You decide what happened then plan, write and present a news report about it.  You can even film it if you wish!

 

 

Additional resources:


Term 5 Week1: If You Go Down to the Woods Today...

It might be hard to get out and about so let your imagination take you on a journey.  This week's writing activity is to write a fantasy story.  A fantasy story is make-believe where anything could happen.  Ordinary people do extraordinary things when surprising or unexpected things happen.  It's your job as a brilliant writer to make it sound like these people really existed and the events really happened, that's the tricky bit!

Imagine you've followed a path deep into a wood or forest. You suddenly notice a door way at the bottom of a tree.  Write a magical, fantasy story about what happens next!!

It's a good idea to plan your story in one session, and write in another session.  If you're enjoying your writing and it takes longer, take your time to do it really well.

Think about:

  • why you or your character was going into the wood.
  • what it was like; (use your senses to describe what you could see, hear, touch and smell...even taste!)
  • how you/your character felt; nervous, excited, brave.
  • who lives behind the door in the tree.

Here is a story mountain to help you plan your story.  It will help you think of a beginning, middle and end.  There is usually a problem that needs to be solved in the story.  May be something goes wrong?  Perhaps the character you meet has lost something?  What would happen if it didn't get solved? (Usually something terrible)  You will need to come up with a good ending for your story.

Use these word banks to help you choose some sensational language!

Additional resources


There is are stories written by Enid Blyton called The Enchanted Wood and The Faraway Tree about a group of children, the unusual characters they meet and their wonderful adventures in a magical forest. 
In this BBC audio clip you can hear what it was like for them to travel into the Enchanted Wood for the first time.

 

In this video clip, you can learn more about the Faraway Tree from Naomi Wilkinson.  She will tell you more about the character who live there and what happens to them when they climb the tree to the very top!
(Find the clip by scrolling down the page to 'Activity 2 Writing a Postcard'.)

Remember, these clips are just to give you ideas.  If you want to make your story completely different, you should!

 

Term 5 Week3: Special Delivery...

It might be hard to get out and about so let your imagination take you on a journey.  This week's writing activity marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May.  

This marks the day when it was formally announced that World War Two had finished, with fighting ceased in Europe.  
During WW2, many children were evacuated. This is when they travelled to safer countryside locations. Every evacuee was given food, a gas mask and a toy to keep with them. Often this toy would be a cuddly teddy bear. 

This week, we’d like you to write a letter home. It can be written from the point of view of either the bear itself, or a child carrying the teddy – it is up to you. 

Imagine you were evacuated from your home in the city, and were sent off to a new area.
You’ve been away for a very long time and you’ve just found out that you are about to go back home.
How would you be feeling? 

  • What ‘home-comforts’ are looking forward to having again?
    Family, friends, your own bed and toys, your favourite food…
  • Do you think there’s anything you might miss from living in the countryside?
    Fresh air, new friends, animals, the beach, your ‘new’ family…

Additional resources

'What Was It Like?' is a free e-book on Oxford Owls and might be a useful book to read together before writing.
Biff, Chip and the gang have a magic key adventure that takes them to war-time London where they experience an air raid warning and going to the train station ready for evacuation.

It might give the children a sense of what it was like to be evacuated so they can then imagine how exciting it must have been for the war to end so they could return home.

Useful language:

How to write an informal letter:

There is a letter template and postcard template available on Purple Mash.  Whilst computers were certainly not available in 1945 these template should encourage any reluctant writers to participate in this activity!  You can find a short cut to these on your 2Dos.

Week Beginning 15th June 2020.

Description: https://ryeprimary.co.uk/images/logo/Rye-Primary.png Year 2 Weekly Overview

Monday

15.06.20

Tuesday

16.06.20

Wednesday

17.06.20

Thursday

18.06.20

Friday

19.06.20

Maths

Monday to Friday

Should be done in order

Fractions

Whole – Half – Quarter - Third

 

Daily times-tables practise.

Please aim to do about 45 minutes a maths a day.  Some of this week’s reasoning and problem solving may take longer, especially if you adapt them to work practically.  If this is the case, either take a break and continue the learning the following day, or choose just one question from the reasoning and problem solving part of the sheet.  Friday can be used to catch up.

To recognise unit fractions.

Learn what a unit fraction is and use prior understanding to work out unit fractions of quantities.

To recognise non-unit fractions.

Learn what is meant by a non-unit fraction and sort fractions into a table.

Equivalence of one half and two quarters 

Explore the equivalence of two quarters and one half to understand that they are the same.

Fraction wall

To find three quarters.

Finding three quarters of different quantities.

Find the missing number.

 

Counting in fractions.

Count in fractions from any number up to 10

Exploring how fractions can be used for numbers greater than one whole.

English
Monday to Friday

Choose one-a-day in an order that suits you best. 

Daily Reading and spelling practice
Vipers focus: P is for Prediction
Read for at least 15 minutes daily.
Read for at least 30 minutes on Wednesdays!  This time can be split into two smaller chunks to fit in to your daily routine.

Record your progress in your weekly reading record! (Purple Mash 2Dos).

Grammar, Punctuation  and Spelling
Consolidating conjunctions.

BBC Bitesize conjunctions 

Use the PowerPoint, then choose page from each pack
PowerPoint
Varied Fluency

Application and Reasoning

Comprehension

All about snails.

 


The Snail and the Whale
Julia Donaldson (just because we're learning about snails this week!)

 

Buster Book Club Day!

Remember to record your reading minutes!


BBC Bitesize -
Apostrophes for contractions

 

Rye Writers

Rye Writers is best completed on consecutive days.  The 2 sessions could be done on the same day, with two curriculum lessons done on the next day.

Writing letters.
Use your writing to practise your handwriting, punctuation and tenses learnt this week.

Curriculum

Ready… Steady… Grow!
Choose one-a-day.

Science
Wriggle and Crawl

Snails
Asking simple questions.

Create a snailery home to  to keep, care and observe snails. 
Collect specimens from the local area.  Use a phone camera to get a really close look.

Snails
Label a snail

 Geography / History

Use the map you made of the local area for your minibeast hunt to create a map with grid references.  Make a key.

Use last week’s map work or inspiration!

or
Learn how to play battleships!

Computing

Check your Purple Mash 2 Dos

Art

Geometric Snail Art
Explore using a pencil to create different effects.

STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Make a snailery

 

 

Week Beginning 22nd June 2020.

Description: https://ryeprimary.co.uk/images/logo/Rye-Primary.pngYear 2 Weekly Overview

Monday

22.06.20

Tuesday

23.06.20

Wednesday

24.06.20

Thursday

25.06.20

Friday

26.06.20

Maths

Monday to Friday

Should be done in order

Measurement:
length and height

 

Daily times-tables practise.

Please aim to do about 45 minutes a maths a day.  Some of this week’s reasoning and problem solving may take longer, especially if you adapt them to work practically.  If this is the case, either take a break and continue the learning the following day, or choose just one question from the reasoning and problem solving part of the sheet.  Friday can be used to catch up.

To measure accurately to the nearest cm

Learn how to use a ruler correctly to measure.

To measure accurately in metres and centimetres.

Learn how to measure in metres.

If you don’t have a tape measure, you could use a smaller ruler to measure 100cm string.

To compare measurements

Use <, > and = to compare measurements

 

To order measurements

Order objects using their measurements in cm or m.

 

To use measurement in sums.

Use +, -, x and ÷ to calculate unknown measurements.

English
Monday to Friday

Choose one-a-day in an order that suits you best. 

Daily Reading and spelling practice

Vipers focus: E  is for Explain

Read for at least 15 minutes every day.
Read for at least 30 minutes on Wednesdays!  This time can be split into two smaller chunks to fit in to your daily routine.

Record your progress in your weekly reading record! (Purple Mash 2Dos).

Grammar, Punctuation  and Spelling

Consolidation of Sentence Types
PowerPoint
Verbal Fluency
Application and Reasoning

Spellings: measurement

See below

Comprehension

 

 

Buster Book Club Day!

Remember to record your reading minutes!

BBC Bitesize
Apostophes for possession (follow link on our class webpage)

Rye Writers

Rye Writers is best completed on consecutive days.  The 2 sessions could be done on the same day, with two curriculum lessons done on the next day.

Writing letters.

 

Use your writing to practise your handwriting, punctuation and tenses learnt this week.

Curriculum

Ready… Steady… Grow!
Choose one-a-day.

Science

Wriggle and Crawl

 

Snails
Asking simple questions.

How fast do snails travel?

 

Experiment

 Geography / History

 

Use the map you made of the local area for your minibeast hunt to create a map with grid references.  Make a key.

Use last week’s map work or inspiration!

or
Learn how to play battleships!

 

Art / Computing

Check your Purple Mash 2 Dos

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Geometric Snail – Use 2Paint for your artwork.

STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Make a snailery

 

 


Additional resources

Home Learning Packs

Term 6 Week 4 - Week beginning 22.06.2020
Lobsters' School Timetable -Summer Term 6, 2020

 

 

Spellings:Garrett Hall Primary School - Year 5

Ask for someone to test you on them and let us know how you get on to earn those important Dojos!

Spellings:
Our spellings this week: Spellings for measurement which use spelling rules learnt this year.
 

Ask for someone to test you on them and let us know how you get on to earn those important Dojos!

Here are this week's spellings for Mrs Budd's group (Set 1) and for Mrs Leigh's and Mrs Mamoany's groups. (Set 2)
Spellings and handwriting Set 1
Spellings and handwriting Set 2


Week Beginning 29th June 2020.

Description: https://ryeprimary.co.uk/images/logo/Rye-Primary.pngYear 2 Weekly Overview

Monday

29.06.20

Tuesday

30.06.20

Wednesday

01.07.20

Thursday

02.07.20

Friday

03.07.20

Maths

Monday to Friday

 

Sports Week!

Remember to keep Thursday free for our virtual sports day!

Daily times-tables practise.

Please aim to do about 45 minutes a maths a day.  Some of this week’s reasoning and problem solving may take longer, especially if you adapt them to work practically.  If this is the case, either take a break and continue the learning the following day, or choose just one question from the reasoning and problem solving part of the sheet.  Friday can be used to catch up.

Opening Ceremony
(problem solving)

Follow the rules to colour the flags.  Can you work out how many teams there are?

Field (distance)

The standing long jump.

Follow the instructions and measure how far you can jump from a standstill.

Track (time)

How fast can you and your family team run
100 metres?

Virtual Sports Day!

Races
Score card
!

 

Water (capacity)

This logic puzzle celebrates has a very tenuous link to water sports!

English
Monday to Friday

Daily Reading and spelling practice

Vipers focus: R is for Retrieve: Can you look back and find important information in the text?

Read for at least 15 minutes every day.
Read for at least 30 minutes on Wednesdays!  This time can be split into two smaller chunks to fit in to your daily routine.

Record your progress in your weekly reading record! (Purple Mash 2Dos).

All these activities will be set daily in your 2Dos on Purple Mash.
Each day there is  reading activity with accompanying questions and activities.

Buster Book Club Day!

Remember to record your reading minutes!

 

Rye Writers - Newspaper report

Rye Writers is best completed on consecutive days.  The 2 sessions could be done on the same day, with two curriculum lessons done on the next day.

Purple Mash

Anna’s Sports Day

Chapter 1
GPS

Quiz

Purple Mash

Anna’s Sports Day

Chapter 2
Associated activities are on Purple Mash

Purple Mash

Anna’s Sports Day

Chapter 3
Associated activities are on Purple Mash

Purple Mash

Anna’s Sports Day

Chapter 4
Associated activities are on Purple Mash

Purple Mash

Anna’s Sports Day

Chapter 5
Associated activities are on Purple Mash

Curriculum

Ready… Steady… GO!
Choose one-a-day.

Art

What’s your team name?

Design your team flag and shield.

 

 

 Science

What happens to your body when you exercise?

BBC Video

 

 

Design Technology

We need to stay hydrated when we exercise?

Can you find out about the best foods to eat to give you long-lasting energy?

Make a fruit drink to keep you hydrated!

Virtual Sports Day!

Races
Score card

STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Design an obstacle course.
How fast can you go through it?  How will you record your results?

 


Term 5:  Week 4 & 5

You won't believe your eyes!

It might be hard to get out and about so let your imagination take you on a journey. This week's challenge allows you to create your own mysterious story, based on one of these incredible pictures.

There is a mystery surrounding the writer and artist Harris Burdick.  He has vanished, leaving nothing behind except a collection of drawings.

Your task is to scrutinise one of the pictures and then write a story to go with it.   Your story should be no more than 500 words, or you can draw a comic strip or story board.  All the information about the competition can be found by clicking on the competition image on the left.  There is also a video link here.

The competition closes on the 22nd May 2020.  I can help you submit your stories if you send me them via Class Dojo.
good luck!

Uninvited guests animation

 

                  

 

 


Term 6 Week 1: Under Our Sky

“Look out of your window, even if all you can see is buildings, nature is all round you: the air and the clouds constantly changing are created by the life of our planet. Look at your face in the mirror, your hand holding the pen, evolution gave you a face, a hand that can hold a pen, a brain that can think. And evolution is the history of nature, a story that connects us all to each other and to every living thing alive now and that has been alive in the long journey of our planet.”

Your Rye Writer's Task this week is to write a poem of any length or genre. The only requirement is that it has to be based on nature. Resources have been included below to help you get ideas, plan and write your poem. Please remember to share these with us on our Dojo page!

How to write a poem.  BBC Bitesize tips and tricks

Under our Sky poetry examplesYear 2 Poetry Checklist

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