Welcome back

Good morning 2HL!

I hope you had a lovely week off with your families enjoying the sunshine! It is now the beginning of the last term in school for this academic year, I can’t believe it!!!

There is also a new grid for you to complete for the next two weeks in your home learning journals. I have attached it below for those who didn’t receive it through parent mail.

Please continue to send me pictures of your learning and what you get up to as I love to see!

This week we are also stating our video calls using Google Meet. Information on this including dates and times was sent out via parent mail. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these. Myself and Mrs Wong are looking forward to see you all!!

Take care Year 2,

Miss Lucas

Home learning this week

Hello everyone!

I hope you have had a lovely week of home learning and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I wonder how many of you have developed a tan?

Once again I have been overwhelmed with all the updates, photos, and online learning received this week. Mrs Wong and all of the KS1 team also love seeing what you are getting up to! You really are making me proud and showing resilience during this difficult time.

A lot of home learning to share this week! Lets begin with the fantastic Frog Belly Rat Bones of Adriana and Edward. Both used sewing skills which require a lot of patience and perseverance! Well done to you both!

Lewan made her own cookies this week and linked it to her maths learning to correctly measure and weigh her ingredients. She then wrote down her recipe for future use. This made me very excited because I love to bake and can’t wait to try Lewan’s recipe! Maybe you could try too? Also how fantastic does her finished cookies look! They look very tasty!

Leo and Noah have also been using ‘real life maths’ in the kitchen to help mum and dad with the cooking. I was also impressed with their 3D animal pictures they have created! How fantastic are these!

Ghulam-Ali has been keeping on top of his online learning and maths! Well done, keep up the good work!

Aidan has been creating some bubble art to make a dragon and dinosaur from as well as completing his history and geography quizzes using Word!

I have also received some fantastic pieces of writing this week. Some instructions on how to plant a seed from Amrit, Evie and Aidan as well as a fantastic Cement land setting description from Amrit and Edward.

Adriana also had a go at writing her own book about a cat and a dog! How fantastic!

Charlie wrote this superb imaginative story with his own illustration!

Seerat has been dressing in traditional Indian clothing, making a desert island, completing her daily maths and staying active with her brother!

Lastly, Eve planted some grass seeds in her fairy garden and made a spring time collage.

What a fantastic week of home learning to end this half term!

This weeks TT Rockstars are…..

…and our home learning heroes are Edward, Sri and Ghulam-Ali. Well done to you all!

Have a lovely half term break Year 2 and for those celebrating this weekend, Eid al-Fitr!

Take care and stay safe.

Miss Lucas

A message from Mrs Wong

Dear 2HL,

I hope you all are doing well. I love looking at all of your pictures of your home activities on the class blog. It really brightens up my day seeing all those cheerful smiles.

I have been going for my walks to the woods with my family and I was so happy to find blankets of wild garlic leaves (Ramsons) which are found in abundance at this time of the year. We plucked few bunches and made garlic butter and it tasted so good. 

Here is the recipe for the garlic butter-

        250g of butter salted butter

         1sp salt

       50g of wild garlic leaves, finely chopped

Method:

  1. Mash the butter in a bowl with some sea salt – start with 1/2 tsp, then taste before adding more.
  2. Then stir in the garlic leaves.
  3. Next using a piece of baking parchment, roll and shape the butter into a log, then twist the ends to form a cracker.
  4. Finally chill in the freezer until needed and cut into slices as needed.

I also baked garlic bread for the first time. I bet we all will become master chefs after the lockdown ends.

If you have been baking or helping your adult in the kitchen, I would love to see some of your recipes!

Take care 2HL! I miss you all so much.

From, Mrs Wong                     

   

A new home learning grid

Hello Year 2,

I hope you had a lovely weekend!

There is a new home learning grid to start from this week now that we are on Week 5 of this half term. Very hard to believe! You should have received it on Friday with the parent mail but if you didn’t I have put a copy below.

Thank you so much for your continued effort with your home learning every week. I know it is not always easy Year 2 but you continue to make me proud week on week with all the learning I recieve that you are doing at home.

Keep up the good work as always. I miss you all lots!

Miss Lucas

Home learning this week.

Happy Friday Year 2,

This is the home learning I received this week.

Last weekend Yumin celebrated VE day by making bunting and painting a UK flag. She made “Gim Bab” by herself. Gimbap is a popular Korean food, similar to Japanese sushi, but different. On Monday she decorated a plastic cup and planted sweetpea seeds.We collected leaves and flowers in the garden to make a bracelet.  

Leah made a spring time collage and researched her family tree.

Lewan has been practising her drawing skills and researched animals that live in hot and cold climates.

Evie has been completing more of her home learning grid, finding out facts about the Sahra desert and St. Georges day.

Sri’s super maths and spelling learning.

Amrit did an experiment with her sister using a microscope which her sister got for her birthday. They looked at a onion under the microscope and looked at the onion cells. Amrit learnt:

  • how to use a pippet.
  • how to yous a slide to put under the microscope.
  • how to zoom

Adriana has been completing more of her learning gird activities, spending time outdoors.

Lucas has also been outdoors enjoying the sunshine with his brothers.

Our TT Rockstars this week are…

Our home learning heroes this week are: Yumin, Amrit and Seerat. Well done girls.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Making bird feeders in KS1

Good afternoon Year 2,

I have had a busy week in school this week but have enjoyed seeing your pictures you have been emailing to me. I spent the day in KS1 today after being in KS2 for the first half of the week. I thought I would share what we got up to!

Today we made bird feeders and hung them on the trees around school. The seeds we used attract wrens and sparrows. We googled what they look like and they were quite small!

Then we wrote instructions on how we made them so that we could make them again at home or share with a family member to try.

I wonder if you could use Elijah’s super instructions to make your own at home? Instead of glue you might want to use peanut butter!

We look forward to seeing if the birds eat off our feeders!

VE day celebrations.

Hi Year 2,

I hope you had a lovely long weekend! I enjoyed all the updates from you learning about VE day and enjoying your garden parties to celebrate!

Evie’s VE day learning
Seerat playing the drums at the party!

This week myself and Mrs Wong are in school working in KS2! Definitely different to what we are used to but it’s nice to be in school again seeing familiar faces and getting to know some new ones.

Don’t forget to email me with what you get up to!

Home learning this week

Hello Year 2,

Our home learning blog has came around a bit earlier this week because tomorrow is a bank holiday so you can have the day off!

This week some of the home learning I received included…

Seerat doing her mathletics home learning and making rainbows for the NHS.

Adriana made a 3D desert model and researched into her family tree!

Isabelle also made a 3D desert model all by herself and has been doing her online learning, crafts, baking and going for walks in the woods. She even spotted a wood pecker on her travels!

Renaya has been enjoying walks outdoors with her family, making crafts with her sister and even made a swing in the garden! How fun!

Edward has also been getting out for his daily exercise and was a Tough Tortoise when he rode 28km on his bike with his dad and brother to Otley Chevin!! WOW what a long distance without giving up! I also love the geography work you completed from your home learning grid locating the worlds largest deserts.

Last week Edward celebrated his 7th birthday and made a delicious chocolate cake at home with his mum. Isabelle also celebrated her 7th birthday last Saturday with a beautiful unicorn cake! Eve has had her 7th birthday since school has closed too. A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH TO ALL 3 OF YOU!

Enjoy your 3 day weekend with your family Year 2! Enjoy the beautiful sunshine!