Welcome to Year 2! We are taught by Mrs Hillier and have the fantastic support of Miss Sims, Mrs Nagel and Mrs Lane.
In our Topics this year, we will learn about how toys have changed through the ages. I wonder what our adults' favourite toy was when they were at school?
We are very competitive on Spelling Shed and love to see if we are beating any of the other classes' scores each week. We are also fantastic readers! We practise our phonics and reading with Read, Write Inc or Guided Reading every day which means our skills are building rapidly!
Monday 18th January
Good morning and welcome to this week of home learning! I have put new spellings on Spelling Shed so get ready for another set to practise.
There is a choice of activity for this afternoon as usual or if you are feeling really keen, you could always do both!
Friday 15th January
Good morning Falcons. We have made it through yet another week and now there are only 4 more weeks until half term! That means we are nearly half way through year 2! I have put up some different maths sheets for today which go over things that we have learnt together this week. Have a go at as many or as few as you like. I have also put a picture task up for our literacy today and there are different tasks you can choose from.
Remember, today's morning Zoom session is a drop in for if you have any questions about anything. I look forward to seeing you in the assembly this afternoon!!
The top 5 spellers on Spelling Shed this week are:
Amelia-Lily - 53 games!!
Sheldon - 24 games
Hannah - 17
Danny - 17
Jacob C - 14
Thursday 14th January
Good morning Falcons!! I hope you are all having a great week so far and have managed to keep nice and busy. I can see some of you have been practising your spellings on Spelling Shed as well as all of the other work I have been setting - good job!! The science task that I posted yesterday had two different tasks. This afternoon, complete whichever you didn't complete yesterday. You also have the option to complete a PE with Joe Wicks workout. Try to get any people at home involved with you as it is half an hour of exercise that is sure to wake you up!
Wednesday 13th January
Good morning!! I hope you have been managing to complete some relaxing/fun tasks as well as the work that I have been posting. It is so lovely to see and talk to so many of you over Zoom! I can see some of you have been practising your spellings on spelling shed which is fab!
Tuesday 12th January
Good morning Falcons! It was so lovely to see so many of you for our Zoom sessions yesterday! I have uploaded some more tasks for you today. Hopefully I'll get to see more of your amazing work in one of our sessions. I wonder how many of you have practised your spelling shed spellings yet?
Monday 11th January
Good morning all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, whatever you got up to. I hope to see you for our Zoom maths lessons this morning. There are spellings on Spelling Shed for this week so try to have ago at those too! There are 2 options for your work this afternoon - either the science or designing your own pixelated video game character. Or if you fancy a challenge, do both!
Friday 8th January
Good morning and Happy Friday to you all! I hope you managed to complete some of yesterday's tasks, I know it was the first day so we are all finding our feet again.
I look forward to seeing your faces on Zoom today! The plan is to say hello and try to fix any technical issues we might come across. I would also love for you to show me any work you might have completed so far!
I have posted below some more maths, phonics (available after 9:30) and literacy work for today. There is also a Draw With Rob link to keep with our Friday afternoon traditions
Thursday 6th January.
Good morning Falcons! Well we find ourselves in this strange situation of home learning again! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are refreshed, ready for some new challenges.
I look forward to seeing you in our Zoom session tomorrow! This will give me a chance to explain how our learning will work from next week. For today, I have posted your work below. Try to complete as much as you can as you can show me in our Zoom sessions what you have completed. Aim to complete the maths, literacy, at least one of the phonics videos (available after 9:30) and one of the afternoon tasks.
Wednesday 2nd December
It's your last day of home learning today! Thank you for sending in pictures of your work, it has been great to see what you've been up to. Here is today's learning, your last before we see each other again tomorrow. I hope you're looking forward to being back and seeing everyone again, I know I am!
Tuesday 1st December
I heard from Miss Sims and Mrs Lane that they very much enjoyed speaking to some of your adults yesterday! Here is today's work including another PE session with Joe Wicks!! I have included a gallery of some work that I received yesterday. Please do keep sending me pictures of what you've been up to as I miss seeing all of your lovely faces! I see some of you have already been on Spelling Shed and are getting some great scores. Fabulous work!
Monday 30th November
Good morning Falcons! I am so looking forward to welcoming you back on Thursday!
Your new spellings are up and ready to go and here is the rest of today's work. I'll be calling around again over the next few days to say hi and to see if there is anything I can help with. I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work!
Friday 27th November
Well done Falcons, you have completed a whole week of home learning!! I have had so many pictures of your work today - it has been fantastic!! I have uploaded today's tasks below including a Draw With Rob. Today would normally be spelling test day so see if you can get an adult or older sibling to read you your spellings. I'd love to see your scores!
I have checked our Spelling Shed leaderboard and have listed the top 5 spellers of this week with how many games they played. Well done to all of you who have practised even one game!
1. Sheldon - 55 games (wow!)
2. Amelia-Lily - 29 games
3. Jacob C - 24 games
4. Ruby - 20 games
5. Eve - 16 games
Thursday 26th November
I hope you are having a great week so far. I can see lots of you have been very busy on Spelling Shed - I will post the top 5 spellers tomorrow (based on how many games you have played) to celebrate your hard work. I've also been hearing about some fun things that some of you have been up to. Some of you have been baking up some tasty treats which made me very jealous and hungry! I have included another gallery of your work below as well as the tasks for today.
Wednesday 25th November
I really enjoyed chatting to some of your adults today. They were all super impressed with how you were getting on with your work. I will be calling around the rest of you tomorrow to check in and see if I can help with anything.
Thank you if you sent me pictures of your work today, they really make me smile! I have put together another gallery so you can see what each other has been up to! Today's work is all linked down below. Also, Miss Sims would normally teach you PE in the afternoon so she has put together a ball challenge for you!
Tuesday 24th November
It was so lovely to see pictures from some of you so I could celebrate your hard work with you! I have put a small gallery together from the pictures I received.
Today's Literacy task needs you to use ADJECTIVES (describing words) to describe different shoes that you might have kicking around.
For maths, there is a video clip to watch before your activity sheet. If this doesn't work, there is a pdf version of some slides.
Over the next few days, I will give you a call to check in and see how you are all doing and to answer any questions you or your adults may have.
Monday 23rd November
This is your first week of home learning. I have uploaded a document below which sets your writing tasks for the whole 2 weeks!! Today's task is to read the poem and start to put some rhythm and actions to it!
I have also set you some new spellings on spelling shed. Don't forget, I can see how many games you've played so I'll be keeping an eye out for some spelling superstars!!
There is also some maths work for today to have a go at followed by a fun History activity.
Although you don't have a new reading book from school, try to spend half an hour reading a book from home, or being read to by an adult or older sibling!
Friday 20th November
Well, what a funny old morning you have had!! I trust you all got home safely and are now up for a little bit of work?! Have a go at as much as you can and treat yourself to a Draw With Rob at some point today, it is Friday after all!
I will check in each morning with some new activities for you to have a go at. Make sure to send in pictures of your work to the office so I can see what you've been up to!
Hey all you lovely people - thanks for my cards and my gifts. It is very kind of you and I will think of you all when I use them / eat them / drink them! I have a book that I will treasure and will take pride of place in my new office - it is full of all your lovely messages and pictures. Have a fab Summer. Take care Mrs Ramsay x
Friday 17th July - Last day of school!
Hey you lovely lot! WE HAVE DONE IT! We have completed Year 2 in quite a strange old time! We have had ups and downs. We have made mistakes and had successes. We have bounced, run, walked, cycled, danced, worked, drawn, skated, wheeled, read, written, sat, relaxed, gardened, slept and chilled! Feel proud of being you and all the things you have learnt along the way.
Today is my last day at Kilmersdon. I have loved being your teacher - we've had fun and learnt a lot. Keep being kind, keep being brave and stay special!
Have an awesome Summer!
(Don't forget assembly at 11)
Monday 12th July
Good morning Falcons!
It's your final week as year 2s! What a fantastic year it has been, we have had many super memories. We unfortunately have to say goodbye to our lovely Mrs Ramsay but she will definitely be visiting us all when we are in year 3 :) This week's learning plan topic is 'transition' which has got many fun activities to review your time spent in year 2.
Mrs Ramsay and Mrs Wood look forward to seeing some of you for the transition meeting this week.
Have a lovely few days, Miss Callaghan
Monday 6th July
Good morning fabulous Falcons!!
How are you all? Have you all had fun weekends? It's been rather windy this weekend, my wild flowers have not enjoyed being blown around! It was so lovely seeing all of your lovely faces during our zoom chat on Friday, myself and Mrs Ramsay are looking forward to seeing you all again on Friday for another chat! Your learning plan topic this week is 'space', this is a very exciting and interesting topic! There are lots of different activities for you to have a go at as well as your power maths :)
Have a lovely few days!
Friday 3rd July
Morning! It was SO lovely to see lots of you yesterday in our class meet up! We will do it again next Friday at 10a.m.
Your task today is to reflect on your time in Year 2. What have you learnt whilst being in Falcons? What challenges have you overcome? What did you really love doing? Get these ready for our next meet up.
Have a brrrrrilliant weekend!
Monday 29th June
Good morning Falcons!
What a stormy weekend we have had! What have you all been up to? I have managed to get out in the garden and walk all of my dogs between the rain showers! This week's learning plan topic is music, there are many fun activities to complete. You could also have a go at making some musical instruments out of objects at home or by reusing recycled materials. I'm looking forward seeing lots of photos of what you have all been up to.
Have a lovely few days!
Friday 26th June
Morning! What a scorcher! Hope you have been managing to safely enjoy the sunshine this week . I know Mr Bamford talked about sun safety in his assembly - hat, t-shirt and sun cream.
2 tasks today:
1. Glastonbury weekend - this weekend lots of people were due to go to Glastonbury...
Have some fun in your garden instead; face paint on, tunes up and dance away!
2. Secret Task - Henry is getting ready to go to London for his operation. Can you send in a short video to say good luck?
Have a great weekend. Take care
Monday 22nd June
Good morning Falcons!
What a beautiful Monday morning! The sky is so blue today and it's warm already! Have you all had lovely weekends? The weather is going to get very warm this week so make sure you stay safe in the sun :) The theme for this week's learning plan is 'Around the world' so you will be doing lots of atlas work and looking at different countries. If you don't have an atlas, try using Google Earth on your computer, we have used it in class a few times. Have a super few days, keep sending in photos of what you have all been up to.
Friday 19th June
Morning! Today’s activity is to do a short video (20 seconds) and send it into school! In your video say some things you have been up to whilst school has not been fully open. We are going to compile a class video of all the mini videos. Please make sure that you are happy to share what you send in on YouTube - no names is probably safest. I have a video that we are trying to upload to YouTube...! Take care and have a lovely day. 😀
fingers crossed this is the link!
Wednesday 17th June - Science activity
Your science activity this week is to look at the powerpoint about the life cycle of plants and then draw the life cycle of a sunflower. If you would like an extra challenge then you can write some sentences about each stage of the life cycle of a sunflower.
Monday 15th June 2020
Good morning Falcons!
I hope you have had a fantastic weekend and have stayed dry in the rain! What did you do? I got very wet on quite a few dog walks! I hope you are all still having fun with your families at home :)
This weeks learning is all about significant people in our history. The people you will be learning about are key figures in our past and are very interesting!
I hope you enjoy this historical project! I can't wait to see what is sent in!
Miss Callaghan :)
Friday 12th June
Morning everyone! Your challenge this week is to write a letter / draw a picture to give to a class mate. You could start your letter Dear Friend in Falcons
I will place a trug outside the front door of school. Pop your letter in there. If you can't get to school you could post it to school or send it in by email.
Next Friday, I will coordinate sending them out to your classmates.
I'm quite excited about this! Happy writing and drawing. :)
Monday 7th June
Good morning Falcons!
How are you all? Have you all had fun weekends? It's been a but up and down with the weather this weekend but I was very pleased to have some rain on our farm! All the flowers and plants are blossoming now :)
This week's learning topic is 'the rainforest' which as we have learnt and discussed in class it is a very important part of our world. There are many exciting and interesting activities for you to complete throughout the week but remember you don't need to do them all :)
Keep sending in your photos as it's lovely for myself and Mrs Ramsay to see what you have all been up to! Have a super couple days!
How many cygnets can you see?
Now there are only 6! 1 cygnet has gone to a Bird Sanctuary to have a little holiday.
Friday 5th June 2020
Good morning! How are you? I am in school today, supporting Key Worker children with Miss Sims.
A challenge for you today is to write some notes or letters to people in your house. It could be a note to say why you love them or it could be a note to make them laugh! You can hide it and they can find it as a surprise!
Have a good day and weekend. :)
Monday 1st June
Good morning Falcons!
I hope you have all had a fun and exciting half term! It's been very hot!! My dogs have been enjoying their paddling pool in the garden. I have been busy walking all of my dogs and feeding our bottle lambs! What have you all been up to? We are both looking forward to hearing from you all and seeing photos of what you have been up to!
The theme for this weeks learning plan is 'Sport', there are lots of exciting activities to do throughout the week.
Also I have uploaded the next 4 lessons of our power maths in the practice book C. There are 4 lessons so that one day you can choose one of the activities on the learning plan to complete.
Have a super week!
Friday 22nd May 2020
Good morrrrrrrrrrning Falcons! Well, last day of this half-term, it certainly has been unusual. It has been so lovely to see all your photos and emails of things you are learning and doing at home. We are really missing you so it is nice to have a small peek into your lives. :)
Your Friday task today is to reflect and think of 3 positive things that you have learnt or done this half term. If you are able to send them in, I will put them on here and we can celebrate some great positives!
My 3 positives:
1. I have sanded and waxed an old bureau (a new skill!)
2. My legs are stronger because I am cycling each day with my children.
3. I am working my way through my books to read.
Take care and have a lovely half term.
Charlie’s positive things this term 😊
His new trampoline....he’s been practising his moves!
Exploring lots of new places!
He’s also been working really hard trying to learn to tell the time..he’s getting there and very pleased with himself :)
Wednesday 20th May
Good morning Falcons! How are you alll? Have you had a lovely start to the week?
Our new science topic is plants so your first activity is a fun art task. Have a look in your garden or when you go on a walk and try and find as many different plants as you can. You are going to make a collage out of samples from different plants such as twigs, leaves, petals, stems. But make sure you ask an adult before you pick anything as it might be a special plant or flower :) I have added some photos of some examples to help you get started. Looking forward to seeing what you all make!
Monday 18th May
Good morning Falcons!
What a lovely weekend we have just had, what did you all get up to? I went on lots on long dog walks and planted some more vegetables in my garden.
This week's learning plan topic is 'Under the Sea' which is one of my favourite topics! The layout of the plan is slightly different so please don't feel you have to stick to each day. Feel free to pick and choose what activities your child would like to do.
I have also added a Power Maths powerpoint for you to use each day if you wish but again, if you feel you do not need to then that's absolutely fine :)
Keep sending in your photos, myself and Mrs Ramsay love seeing what you are all up to!
Have a super day :)
Friday 15th May
Morning everybody! It’s another beautiful day.😀
What are you up to today? I am in school with some of the Key Worker children.
Your Friday challenge is to play ‘how many?‘
Get a bowl and put some objects on there. Challenge people in your house to guess how many things there are. Then count them to see how close their guess was. Remember it is not about guessing exactly the right number, it’s about making a good guess. Tell the guessers not be sad - we all make mistakes! 😀
Wednesday 13th May
Good morning Falcons! I hope you have all had a great start to the week and you are doing lots of fun things! As it's a sunny day, your science activity this week is to explore different forms of exercise. How many different ways of exercising can you think of? Can you make up an exercise? Have a look at the table and see how may rows you can complete. Enjoy :)
Monday 11th May
Good Morning Falcons!
I hope you had a brilliant weekend and enjoyed VE day! What did you do on VE day? Did anyone celebrate and have a socially distant street party?
Here is your weekly plan for this week! This week we are thinking about Food (which is all very yummy).
This week I have also put up some guidance to help you with your power maths books. This is what you would usually see in your text books before we started working and we would work through this together answering the questions to talk about methods to answers questions before doing them in our books.
The ‘Discover’ questions can be talked about together, thinking about how we can answer them and what information we used.
The ‘Share’ question usually tells us how the previous questions could be answered (providing clarification and consolidation to conversation that would have happened during the ‘Discover question’).
The ‘Think together’ question you can have a go at on your own and then discuss it with an adult after.
Please don’t feel like you have to complete the challenge question. Only try this if you feel ready to do it and understand all the other questions.
Please use this resource if it is helpful but if it is not then please don’t feel that you have to use it!
I hope you enjoy this weeks work and I will speak to you again on Wednesday! Keep sending in all your photos!
Miss Callaghan :)
Friday 8th May
Morning everybody - Happy VE Day! Today is a Bank Holiday so no set tasks today apart from enjoying time with your family. You may be doing some special things to celebrate VE Day. Send in photos of what you get up to. Erin wants to make some biscuits and decorate them - yum! I will let you know how we get on. 😀 🇬🇧
(Update: I thought I’d posted this earlier but I had not pressed ‘save’... whoops! Ah well, we all make mistakes!)
Wednesday 6th May
Hello Falcon Class! What a beautiful, sunny morning to wake up to! I hope you have had a super week so far and have been having lots of fun.
Instead of a science activity today, your Wednesday task is going to be about VE day. I have attached a little powerpoint for you to have a look at. I would like you to complete a piece of work (art, D&T, writing, a poster, a powerpoint) about VE day. You could design your own medal and then make it or you could make a powerpoint on your computer with lots of interesting facts. We will put all of your work on our class page for everyone to see :) HAVE FUN!
Monday 4th May
Good morning Falcons! I hope you had a lovely weekend, even though it rained A LOT! My dogs loved running through the long grass and jumping in the puddles! I had lots of soggy dogs :)
What have you all been up to?
This week's topic for your learning plan is the environment which you all know a lot about already as we are very good at recycling, reusing and reducing what we use. Have a go at as many of the activities as you would like to do. Looking forward to hearing what your weather reports could be for Kilmersdon!
Friday 1st May
Good morning Falcons! I am in school today and have taken some photos to show you later...
We have had quite a bit of rain recently! This week's challenge is to make a rain gauge and measure the amount of rain we get over the coming week. You will need an old plastic bottle and cut off the top.
Have a great weekend! :)
This week's science activity involves looking at how humans beings change throughout their lives. Have a look at the activity and see if you can order the pictures and label the different stages of their lives.
Extra activity - Try and find photos of when you were younger and see if you can order them in chronological order.
Monday 27th April
Good morning Falcons!
We hope you have had a lovely weekend playing and spending it with your families. I've had a busy weekend on my farm lambing and walking my dogs! We had 4 lambs born so they are called quadruplets! I have out some pictures up for you to see :)
Below is also the learning plan for this week, the topic is animals! I can't wait to see some of your animal masks, keep sending in your photos as it's lovely to see what you are all up to.
Friday 24th April
Hello everyone! Another glorious, sunny day! So what have you all been up to? I have been in to school this week and it was lovely to see some familiar faces. I have also helped my children with their learning at home.
Can you make a model out of some household waste (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, egg boxes etc.)? How about a model castle, aeroplane, car, house or garden? Send in your photos and we can put them on the Class page.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of you who have had a birthday recently. I hope you made sure you sat on the Birthday Chair at home and listened to a story!
Mrs Nolan has started a new reading challenge to use whilst we are learning at home. You need to read your way around the world to fill in your reading passport. 10 minutes reading = 500 reading miles. You can either print out the 4 sheets or copy it on to some paper. I'm going to be joining in too.
What a beautiful, sunny day! We hope you have been continuing to have lots of fun and exploring your gardens.
Our science topic for this half term is 'animals including humans' so our first science activity involves looking at how an animal changes from when it is born to when it is an adult.
There is a science worksheet below and some colouring animal life cycles to help you complete the activity.
Why don't you see how many minibeasts you can find in your garden? Have fun!
GOOD MORNING OUR LOVELY FALCON'S!
We hope you have had a super Easter break and you have been up to lots of fun and exciting things! We can't wait to hear about all of your adventures! Myself and Mrs Ramsay have been busy with our families going for walks, having BBQs, feeding lambs and of course eating chocolate
Below is the learning plan for week 3, there are lots of fun activities so have a go at completing some of them. We have also set a new list of words on spelling shed for you to complete.
We hope you have a fantastic couple of days and remember to keep having lots of fun!
Miss Callaghan and Mrs Ramsay
Friday 3rd April 2020
Hey Falcons - it is Friday!
Miss Callaghan and I have loved seeing all your photos of things you have been up to: walks, cooking, reading, making, creating and exercising. You have been working hard on Maths, English, Science and Topic. Learning happens in all sorts of ways and it is great to see you all adapting to the changes.
This week's certificate goes to ALL of you! It is for being brilliant because you all are.
The Easter holidays start in a couple of hours and I hope you have some lovely things planned. Stay safe and take care. :)
Good morning Falcons!
What a lovely but windy weekend! I hope you all did some fun activities and enjoyed lots of playing in your gardens! I managed to spend lots of time out in my garden planting seeds such as lettuces, tomatoes, carrots and even some potatoes! One of my cheeky sheep dogs ate a potato when I turned my back !
I have added week 2 learning plan, there are lots of different activities such as watching a video on the Literacy Shed or doing a shape hunt around your house and garden!
You will have new spelling set on the Spelling shed for this week as well as the year 1/2 words to practise as well.
But most importantly, make sure you all have time with your families and enjoy yourselves.
Please keep sending in your photos as myself and Mrs Ramsay enjoy seeing what you are all up to!
Friday 27th March
Good morning everybody! Thank you for all the updates you have been sending in - they've definitely been making me smile!
Last night, we clapped and cheered for the NHS at 8 p.m. Lots of people all over the country did to say thank you for the great job they do helping us to keep safe and well.
Today's extra challenge (if you want):
Design an assault course for you or a teddy. I will post a video up later. Good luck!
Good morning Falcon Class!
We hope you are enjoying the learning activities, Times Table Rock Stars, Spelling Shed but mostly importantly that you are enjoying the beautiful weather in your gardens!
Keep sending in photos and messages of your work as we both love hearing from you (and my dogs).
Below is a science activity for you to try over the next few days. We are still learning about 'everyday materials' so why don't you try and find as many different materials around your house and in the garden as well!
Good Morning Falcons!
I hope you have had a brilliant weekend and had lots of fun out in the sun! I enjoyed some long dog walks with all 6 of my dogs and we had our first lambs born!
I have posted your weekly work in a document called ‘Week 1 Learning Plan’. Here you can choose 1 literacy task, 1 maths task, 1 phonics task and 1 reading task per day.
As on the weekly timetable, I would like you to pick a topic activity on Monday and Tuesday for your afternoon learning and these can also be found on your ‘Week 1 Plan’ overview sheet.
On a Wednesday I will post a science task. On Thursday you can do a P.E. Task (have a look at the PE document on the class page). On a Friday I would like you to either do another topic task or I will post an art task. If you are feeling super-duper then you can have a go at both on a Friday!
You should have received an email from the school office with your TTRS and Numbots logins so that you can access the Numbots website to practice your maths. Also sent in the email was your child’s Spelling Shed logins which will allow you to practice some extra spellings.
If you would like to listen to some stories, Audible have made their website available for all and I have attached the link below to allow you to engage with some brilliant literature!
Enjoy your home learning and we (and my dogs) can’t wait to see what you create! Please keep sending pictures of your work to the office and we will reply to you soon!
Miss Callaghan and Mrs Ramsay J
Look at our windmills we made in Design and Technology!
Reading comprehension for children at home
Can your child find evidence directly from the story to answer your questions?
The answer is right there in the text.
Can your child think and search for the answer?
The answers are found in different parts of the story and they might have to apply prior knowledge or personal experience to an answer.
Can your child answer questions without referring to the story?
The answer is not in the story, it is your child’s opinion and thoughts.