First of all, click here for an important message we’ve received from one of our class mates. As well as staying connected with your family and friends, who you can’t see right now, it’s great that you are staying connected with us.
Here’s some more of your home learning and other activities you’ve been doing to keep busy.
Well done, Javier for reaching your next level. Great work!
Fluency texts and Pobble comprehension
Using Connect 4 to learn halves
Staying safe online
Drawing maps with keys
Exploring for plants
Can you identify these plants that one of our class mates found?
I’m looking forward to testing out an app called Picture This to help to identify plants when you are out and about.
Here’s what else you’ve been up to this week.
Working with clay
Making a lava lamp (and being a safe scientist)
Finally, sit back and enjoy this brilliant Stop Motion movie.
Wow, Year 2 – you are making us really proud of all your great learning. Keep it up!
Maths – arrays and fractions
Writing and spelling
Can you guess which adverbs (the words that add more information about the verb) match with which photo?
Living & Learning
It’s always good to see what activities you’ve been doing and what skills you have been developing alongside your home learning.
Yoga and watering the garden
Learning to ride a bike and baking
Planting out peas
The Book of Hopes
The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown
I wanted to share this remarkable collection collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with you. It was contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
You can read it here.
Each text has been selected to give children hope, to entertain, to warm the heart and, though I’ve only read a few, they certainly fit that description. I’d definitely recommend giving them a go – they’re probably aimed more at KS2 children, but some would be great to read to younger children.
The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
Today at Moortown Primary
I hope you’re all well. We just wanted to share some of what we’ve been doing this week, here at MPS.
As well as doing our home learning, we’ve being gradually building up and adventure/assault course in the playground over the week. Each day it got a bit bigger and a bit fancier. Today, it became HUGE – it went all the way around the middle building!
The tunnel proved the trickiest, with quite a few of us getting stuck and looking like the Hungry Catapillar!
We also drew beautiful pictures in chalk.
And did a spot of gardening…
Stay safe everyone. We’re missing you all!
Arrays everywhere you look!
It’s almost the end of another week. Thanks again for your photos – they’ve been amazing!
All of you have been finding arrays everywhere.
The Bog Baby story has been very exciting and there has been some excellent character descriptions and sequencing work.
Finally, a few extra ‘crafty‘ pictures to share.
Fractions, fluency, fresh air and fun
Today, I received a lovely letter from Ralph. It really made my day!
Thank you to all of you have been sending in examples of your home learning. We love to see what you have been up to.
There’s been lots of super work going on this week.
We’ve been doing lots of writing about our new book: The Bog Baby.
Great to see lots of maths learning going on!
There’s lots going on at home.
Here are a few more photos from this week.
Let’s stay positive!
First thing this morning, we received a letter from one of the children. It simply made us smile and we hope it makes you smile too!
Keep sending your photos please.
Quick hello to everyone
We hope you are all still managing to fit in some learning as well as having some fun. Thank you to everyone who has sent photos through to us – we have really enjoyed looking at them and feel very proud of you all.
In this photo, Penelope and her sister have been very resourceful. They have collected random objects from around the house to create this lovely rainbow. We are sure you will be as impressed as we are! Well done, girls!
Keep up with all the hard work and please keep sending the photos.
Remember though, have fun, be kind and stay active!
Highlights from the week!
Some children are still coming to school as their parents are key workers. We’ve been doing all the learning that teachers have been setting on homework pages, but have had plenty of time for other activities too.
We’ve painted some beautiful rainbows…
…and we’ve made creations out of clay. Aren’t they good?
Joe Wickes PE sessions have proved very hard work…
Sometimes we’re just going outside to play games instead. Anything to keep fit and healthy!
We were even lucky enough to have a visit from a teacher in our federation who is also a musician. Mrs Richardson performed for the children by singing, playing keyboard and even using a singing bowl. We kept our 2m away but we could hear it just fine! It was a lovely experience and we were all very impressed. Thanks very much Mrs Richardson for coming in.
I love music! Are you learning an instrument at home? I’m practising my drums as often as I can. It’s a good opportunity to get better. I’ve got a guitar that I haven’t played in a while too… I might have to pick it up again! Why not take a short video of you playing something on your piano, guitar, drums or whatever other instrument you’re learning and send it to me? My email address is [email protected] If you’re happy for me to share them on our website’s news pages, please let me know. I’m sure others would love to see them too!
One of our favourite activities has proven to be marble runs. We’ve spent quite a while planning and constructing these, with the courses our marbles are running gradually getting more and more complex. We’ve now got some working with tubes and foam tracks and it’s very satisfying. When I can work out how to get a video on here, I’ll post one for you to see ours in action!
Do you want to try? They’re fun to make and don’t take any special equipment or materials – just a marble. You can then use anything to make the run:
- Lego bricks
Don’t forget to start somewhere high so gravity can help.
A penguin writing reports?
Look who turned up to help me write some of your school reports! Smartie gave me some help to make sure I stay safe when I am using my computer. Can you think of three things he might have said?
Also,Smartie would like to know if you are all using your manners. He has delivered some stickers for you so keep a look out on your work! The stickers are at the bottom of this page and he has left extra on my kitchen table. Who will be the first to get a sticker on their manners work?