Bluebell Home Learning

WEEK COMMENCING 01/06/20

Letter to Bluebell Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning Bluebell Class,

We hope that you and your families are keeping well and that you have had a good half term week with a break from doing home learning!

I (Mrs Godfrey) have enjoyed a little bit more time with my son and we have been creative, making things and playing games. We also went for some really lovely walks.

Miss Pawson is well as well and very busy updating the school website today so I am writing to you. She has been busy gardening and planting some lovely plants!

We are having such lovely weather at the moment, I hope you get to go out a lot and get to enjoy the sunshine somewhere nice!

This week we have more Stars of the Week. Our stars are……...MIRIAM, ZAKIR and POLA! Well done for emailing us, well done for sending us pictures of what you are up to. Some of you have done some work on purple mash and trying to do some of your learning at home. We just wanted to a massive well done and say we have loved hearing from you.

If you need anything, if you have any questions, or if you just want to send us a picture of what you are up to, remember you can email us on Year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk and we try to get back to you as soon as we can.

Below are some tasks for you to try this week.

We miss seeing you and hope you’ll have a good week. As always – STAY SAFE!

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

PS: I have found a really lovely story to read – Oh, The Places You’ll Go. If you are missing story time as much as I do, have a look at Michelle Obama reading this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVpHc8wsRKE

Here is a list of tasks for this week:

English

We are continuing some work on the story ‘Cinnamon this half term (next week) but we will use it to help us write poetry. So this week’s focus is on getting to know poems and poetry. We have set you a book on BugClub called Bumblebees, Sweets and See-through Stomach. Can you find it on your BugClub and read ‘The Magic Forest’ on pages 18 and 19? Read through the poem and pick out the descriptive language and discuss what it means. Can you draw a picture of what you imagine the forest to be like when you are reading the poem? Label with key descriptive vocabulary from the text e.g. silver stream,

glistening fish

For more work: You can also read some of the other poems in that book or find your own. You could copy out your favourite poem in your best handwriting and illustrate it.

Maths

This week is all about 2D and 3D shapes. Which shapes do you know? Can you name them and draw them? How many sides/edges, vertices (corners) and faces do they have? What is the difference between 2D and 3D shapes? These are some questions you could answer and research. There are 2 new activities on purple mash if you like to do it on there. Find some more info on shapes here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6

For more work: You could also make your own picture just using shape, for example a circle as sun and a rectangle and triangle as house etc.

Science

We were hoping that this week we can give you a practical task. When you go out and about for your walk or exercise, can you see if you can spot 2 animals? What are they called? Where do they live? Can you think about what is special about the animal so that it can live in its habitat? For example ducks have webbed feet for swimming, they have a gland that produces oil which they spread over their feathers to make them waterproof. They have beaks for scooping up food. You could draw the animal and label their special features or send us a picture!

Music from Mrs Siefert

Learn The Transport song

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/songs-to-get-moving

So many ways to travel,
We can go by car!

Driving, driving, driving in my car,
Driving, driving, driving in my car.

So many ways to travel,
We can go by boat!

Rowing, rowing, rowing in my boat,
Rowing, rowing, rowing in my boat.
Driving, driving, driving in my car,
Driving, driving, driving in my car.

So many ways to travel,
We can go by train!

Chugging, chugging, chugging in my train,
Chugging, chugging, chugging in my train.
Rowing, rowing, rowing in my boat,
Rowing, rowing, rowing in my boat.
Driving, driving, driving in my car,
Driving, driving, driving in my car.

So many ways to travel,
We can go by plane!

Flying, flying, flying in my plane,
Flying, flying, flying in my plane.
Chugging, chugging, chugging in my train,

Chugging, chugging, chugging in my train.
Rowing, rowing, rowing in my boat,
Rowing, rowing, rowing in my boat.
Driving, driving, driving in my car,
Driving, driving, driving in my car.

Can you think of any other ways to travel?

Try to make up actions for each verse.

 

WEEK COMMENCING 18/05/20

Letter to Bluebell Class

Good morning Bluebell Class,

Another Monday! I hope you have had a good week and that you and your families are keeping well. Both Miss Pawson and I are well.

The weather has been really cold again last week, but it looks like this week is going to be lovely and warm again, so I hope you are going to be able to go outside and spend some time playing and exercising somewhere nice. I have been going to the park every day and I am also continuing my Joe Wicks workouts.

Thank you again to everyone who has emailed us and shared their work with us over the last week. Miss Pawson and I have loved seeing pictures of you at home and doing your home learning.

Two of our Bluebell friends have a very special day this week…We want to wish Ayub and Riyad a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope you are going to have a special day despite the lockdown!

We also have two more Stars of the Week. This week’s stars are……….loud drumroll……….. ANDREY and IGOR! Well done both of you for emailing us, well done for sending us pictures of what you have been up to and well done for continuing your learning at home.

At the end of this week, our Muslim community will celebrate Eid, which is a very special festival in their calendar and marks the end of Ramadan. To all of you celebrating Eid Mubarak!

Please feel free to make a poster and send it to us showing us how you celebrate Eid or have a look on PurpleMash for a special Eid activity!

As always, if you need anything, if you have any questions, or if you just want to send us a picture of what you are up to, remember you can email us on Year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk and we try to get back to you as soon as we can.

Below are some tasks for this week.

We really miss seeing you and can’t wait to see you again soon.

Have a good week and as always – STAY SAFE!

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

Here is your list of tasks

English

We would like you to continue with the story ‘Cinnamon’ by Neil Gaiman this week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y6gdDFSYpE).

Can you write a letter from Cinnamon’s parents to Tiger at the end of the story? What might they want to say to him? How are the parents feeling now that their daughter is off with Tiger? Are they cross? Are they thrilled that Cinnamon is finally talking? How do they feel about Cinnamon and Tiger going away together? Remember to use different punctuation as well as conjunctions such as because, and, so and but to join your sentences.

Maths

This week we would like you to practise subtracting two 2-digit numbers. We have done that in class many times but we would like you to recap. Have a look at this video which explains how to do this again. Everyone should remember the first method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABI7UFDg2o

Can you do 2-3 subtractions every day?

Here are some you could solve:

74 – 21 = ?

86 – 34 = ?

92 – 31 = ?

65 32 = ?

96 – 35 = ?

49 38 = ?

78 35 = ?

88 37 = ?

93 45 = ?

34 – 28 = ?

65 28 = ?

54 – 48 = ?

88 78 = ?

63 48 = ?

71 29 = ?

RE

This week we would like you to focus on RE. Our topic is Sikhism. The festival of Pohela Boisakhi marks the start of the Sikh New Year, so do research it and make a poster about what you can find out about Sikhism and that festival. Here a starting point: https://kids.kiddle.co/Pohela_Boishakh

PE

If you can’t get exercise outside, try Joe Wicks PE in your living room!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti

Music from Mrs Siefert

Try the body percussion class using this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW2DY1OpgrI

Move and freeze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE

Learn the song of the week which is on the website.

 

 

WEEK COMMENCING 10/5/2020

Letter to Bluebell Class

Good morning Bluebell Class,

We hope that you have had a good week and that you are settling into a routine being at home. I (Mrs Godfrey) have been doing some more work in my allotment and have taken my little son out for lots of bike rides (well, he rode his bike and I had to run as he is getting faster and faster!). The weather has been lovely but I think this week will be colder – so wrap up warm again!

It is lovely to be able to communicate with you on here and via email. Both Miss Pawson and I miss you a lot. Thank you for the emails which we received this week, for the work you have completed and for thinking of your friends and teachers.

This week we have two more Stars of the Week. Our stars are……….loud drumroll………..ANDREA and AMELIA! Well done both for emailing us, well done for sending us pictures of what you are up to and well done for going on purple mash and trying to do some of your learning at home.

If you need anything, if you have any questions, or if you just want to send us a picture of what you are up to, remember you can email us on Year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk and we try to get back to you as soon as we can.

Below are some tasks for you to try this week.

We really miss seeing you and can’t wait to see you again soon.

Have a good week and as always – STAY SAFE!

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

We also have a message from Mrs Orfanos for you:

Good morning Bluebell Class,

Hope you and your families are all keeping well and busy with lots of different fun activities and your home learning. 

I’ve been spending my time at home cooking new recipes, baking, reading, going for walks and doing lots of gardening, which I love to do! 

I miss you all very much and look forward to seeing you all soon. 

Keep reading and 

Take care of yourselves! 

Mrs Orfanos 

Here is your list of tasks

English

We would like you to continue with the story ‘Cinnamon’ by Neil Gaiman this week (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y6gdDFSYpE).

Can you write diary entry 2 this week? How did Cinnamon feel and what did she think at the end of the story when she went away with the tiger (Day 2)? What was she hoping her life would be like? Remember to use different punctuation as well as conjunctions such as because, and, so and but to join your sentences.

Maths

Well done to those of you who have completed the maths poster. Miss Green will let you know who the winners are. This week in maths, can you practise telling the time? We would like you to

stop what you are doing every now and then, look at the clock and with a grown up or older sibling, say what time it is. There are some time activities on purple mash that you could complete as well. You could also make your own clock at home like this one here: https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/make-paper-plate-clock/

Science

This week is all about animals.

1. Can you think of adult animals and their baby animals (such as a chicken and chick) and name some of them? Maybe you can find/draw some pictures to match adult and baby animals?

2. What is the life cycle of a butterfly?

3. Do all animals come from eggs? How are mammals and birds different?

A really lovely book to read about that is Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4j8E7Kmtsc

You could also have a look at the virtual section of London Zoo. There are many videos of animals and some of them with their babies. They are really interesting to watch. https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/virtual-london-zoo?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzN71BRCOARIsAF8pjfiotpd_r-uTtYROTWiJulWsblJjm2PxdR2tBIDV0vmVio68cRSvsLQaAkgIEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

PE

If you can’t get exercise outside, try Joe Wicks PE in your living room!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti

Music from Mrs Siefert

Learn the song of the week – see website.

Sing and move to ‘What a flexible body’

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

How flexible is your body? Try some splits or different stretching positions. Who is the most flexible person in your family? Take up the challenge in the song and see if you can ‘think of anything else that maybe you could do?

Conduct a family survey of individual characteristics. Find out foot sizes, height, eye colour, hair colour, birth months etc. Don’t limit it to those in your household – add grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins

ONLINE BODY PERCUSSION SESSIONS FROM ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE & BEAT GOES ON
Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!
Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!
LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 1:
Monday 11th
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th

 

 

04/05/20

Year 2 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletter How is Britain similar to India

Year 2 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser How is Britian similar to India

Letter to Bluebell Class

Good morning Bluebell Class,

I can’t believe it is Monday again. Thank you for all your emails to Miss Pawson and myself. We have really loved seeing your pictures and hearing from you and your parents. While Miss Pawson is busy updating the school website, I am writing to you.

I want to give a big birthday shout out to Levi, who is 7 years old today. Levi, from all of us in Bluebell Class HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope that you will still have a special day despite it all being very different this year!

This week, Miss Pawson and I would also like to tell you that we are so impressed with how you have adjusted to things being different. It’s not easy being at home so much and having such a different routine without your friends and even we grown-ups struggle sometimes not seeing our friends. So we know this has been hard for you and we are grateful you emailed us about it. You are our Garfield Heroes! We will have to hang on in there a little bit longer but just imagine how lovely it will be when we will all see each other again!

We have got some good news. We have also decided to bring Star of the Week back and this week’s stars are……….loud drumroll………..KAMIL D and KAMIL Y! Well done both Kamils for emailing us, well done for sending us pictures of your work and well done for going on purple mash and continuing your learning at home every day.

Those of you who missed it last week, remember that Miss Pawson has created new Purple mash logins for each one of you last week, so if you didn’t get your new login please get your grown-ups to email us on Year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk and we will send you your new personal login as we realised that the tasks we set you before did not show up on the ‘year22020’ login. Under your new login, there are loads of activities waiting for you to do, which have all got to do with the learning we are doing this half term.

So, this is all from us for today. Below are some tasks for you to try this week.

We really miss seeing you and can’t wait to see you again soon.

Have a good week, stay safe, get in touch with us via email and we will be sure to email you back!

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

Here is your list of tasks

English / PSHE

We will take a week off from our Cinnamon book to focus on doing something good for our minds. Take a look at this cute book ‘Everybody worries’.

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

If there is anything you are worried about this week, I would like to invite you to write your worries down. Or you could make your own worry book. Sometimes when we get them off our mind that is a help already. Also have a chat with your grown ups about different things you can do when you are worried to help you be less worried. You could make a ‘WorryBuster ABC’ –

A for Activity that helps manage your stress

B for Breathe in an out

… See how far you get.

Maths

‘This week, we would like you to focus on a competition in maths. Miss Green’s maths poster competition is being launched! You are asked to create a poster. This poster will consist of how maths impacts your daily lives and different examples of how you use your maths skills at home! This could include using measuring equipment to weigh ingredients to bake a cake, using written addition and subtraction when creating a shopping list with a budget or counting how many different coloured cars pass the window!  This competition begins on Monday 4th May and closes on Friday 15th May and is open for pupils of all ages, from Nursery up to Year 6. You could design your poster on the computer or hand draw it on a piece of paper. Please attach your entries to an email (a word document or a photograph of a hand drawn entry) and email them to year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. A winner will be selected from each year group and these will be announced on the Garfield website on Monday 18th May, along with the winning entries.’

See if you can come up with an idea for a poster. You could also keep practicing your times tables and number facts on hit the button. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Topic

For topic, you could continue your India booklet. You could focus on Questions 5 this week: What is India’s famous river? Can you find out some facts about it?

We also have a task from Mrs Walton, our Humanities leader:

Let’s celebrate V.E.75 Day together!

On Friday 8th May 2020 is a special day to remember. Why? Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of WW2 in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say “For those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising.

So what can we do to show our support and thanks next Friday? We’d like you to make bunting or a poster to display to celebrate V.E.75 Day.

Please take pictures and send them to our school. There is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas and information at bbc.co.uk/makeadifference. Thank you,

Mrs Walton

PE

If you can’t get exercise outside, try Joe Wicks PE in your living room!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti

Music from Mrs Siefert

Watch and listen to the video on this link: Dance with the elements

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/physical-education–music-ks1-air/znd8qp3

Try the following activities:

copying the dancers’ movements; physically interpreting the mood of the different pieces of music;

catching coloured bubbles on a piece of paper; making giant bubbles;

Sing the song of the week – find it on the school website

https://www.garfield.enfield.sch.uk/song-of-the-week-ks1/

 

28/4/2020

How to access your 2do’s on Purplemash

How to open and submit or save your 2do.

WEEK COMMENCING 27/4/20

Letter to Bluebell Class

Good morning Bluebell Class,

It has been a lovely week reading your emails and hearing about what you have been up to at home. We have also enjoyed seeing pictures of you and your learning that some of you have emailed us. Well done! Keep the emails coming!

Did you see and read the Friday Flyer last week? We were so excited to see that in our inbox. Now we can’t wait for the next one to come out on Friday!

So here we are, it is Monday again and we are going to send some tasks for you to complete this week based on our new topic ‘India and UK’. It feels strange to do this all online, but we are still having to keep everyone safe and that’s best done by staying at home.

Miss Pawson has created some new Purple mash logins for each one of you, so please get your grown-ups to email us on Year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk and we will send you your new personal login as we realised that the tasks we set you before did not show up on the ‘year22020’ login. Under your new login, there are loads of activities waiting for you to do, which have all got to do with the learning we are doing this half term.

So, this is all from us for today. Below are your tasks for this week.

We really miss seeing you and can’t wait to see you again soon. It has been something like 6 weeks and we bet you have grown so much!

Have a good week, get in touch with us via email and we will be sure to email you back!

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

Here is your list of tasks

English

This half term, we would have read the story ‘Cinnamon’ by Neil Gaiman.

Here is a link to the online version of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y6gdDFSYpE .

Can you watch this video a couple of times to really understand the story?

Can you write a diary entry about how Cinnamon felt when she met the tiger for the first time? This will be Day 1. Remember, she couldn’t see him. Start your diary entry with ‘Dear Diary’, pretend that you are Cinnamon (so you write in the first person using ‘I’) and remember to extend your sentences with conjunctions such as because, and, so, but etc.

For more phonics work, please see the ‘Home Learning’ section on our website. There are daily phonics lesson from the Department for Education on Youtube and Miss Pawson put a link to them on there.

Maths

In maths this week, we would like you to practise adding two 2-digit numbers such as 22 + 47 or 54+29. Do some of these in your exercise book. Remember you can use partitioning into tens and ones (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rboeGFVD9qA

or a number line (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-M9CmaGolA) to help you work out the answers. Try and do one or two every day.

You can also do some maths by helping in the kitchen, by following a recipe or weighing items or by checking cans and food packages for how much they weigh or what capacity they have.

Topic

This week we will take a break from your India topic book work. We have set some work on your new purple mash accounts (remember to email us for your logins – see above!). Can you name all the continents on the purple mash activity? Can you name all the countries within the UK? You could also get a map out and start looking at where India and the UK are. Can you find out how far away India’s capital city is from London?

PE

If you can’t get exercise outside, try Joe Wicks PE in your living room!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti

Music from Mrs Siefert

Watch Yolanda’s band jam on the link below. You will listen to a beautiful Indian instrument called a sitar. It has a lot more strings than a guitar!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00039xv/yolandas-band-jam-series-1-13-jam-13-superstar-sitar

Learn the KS 1 song of the week – Hey Little Frog! Sing every day

 

 

20/4/20

Letter to Bluebell Class

Good morning Bluebell Class,

We hope you have had a good break from school these last two weeks and that you are well and safe.

Sadly things are still not back to what we are used to, so we have to continue our home learning a little bit longer. Miss Pawson and I both miss you all so very much and we can’t wait to see you all again!

We are both keeping well, we go out for our walk or exercise every day and we try and do some lovely things at home to keep happy. We have also been speaking with our friends online and clever Miss Pawson even organised an online quiz for the teachers at Garfield, which was great fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a few tasks for you to do this week and we will post more next week.

Have fun completing them and be safe everyone and if you would like, please email us on year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

Here is your list of tasks:

English

Please read one book online on Abacus (or if you struggle to get online read a book at home).***

Complete this lesson about genres of stories and your favourite stories in your green workbook: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqsf4j (or if you can’t access this online, write about your favourite book – what it is, who the author is, why you like it)

Maths

Choose one lesson (or more if you like) fromhttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/to do this week to help you recap fractions.Continue to practise your times tables on TimestableRockstars (or in your book if you struggle to log on).

Topic

Can you research and answer the next two questions in your home learning booklet please?

3) What are some traditional Indian clothes?

4) Can you name some famous Indian cities? (You could even draw or print a map if you like!)

PE

If you can’t get exercise outside, try Joe Wicks PE in your living room!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuHn84_as427AwkVpahrqti

Music from Mrs Siefert

Learn the song ‘A little bit of kindness’ https://youtu.be/iGUABWgeA1Q

Talk about how many acts of kindness you received during the day and how these made you feel.

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ext/pdfs/outoftheark-at-home/SongActivity-A-LITTLE-BIT-OF-

KINDNESS.pdf This shows you some more activities about the song which you could do.

BBC Bitesize has lots of lessons for you and your parents to explore if you like to do more than is on here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

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*** if reading is still tricky, please practise your phonics.

Please sign on to https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ using the username: march20 and password: home. You can then choose many different games and flashcards to practise.

 

31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email: Year2@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

30th March 2020

Letter to Bluebell Class

Good morning Bluebell Class,

We hope you are well and keeping busy at home. Over the last week things have changed a lot and we both miss seeing you all in school. We are sure you miss seeing your friends too. Both Miss Pawson and I have been at home with our families as well but we are missing coming to school and doing our learning together! We try to go out for a short walk as part of our exercise every day. We have also been practising P.E. with Joe Wicks on Youtube every morning, which has been very funny (and exhausting!). Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Please make sure you are getting enough exercise while you are at home and have lots of fun each day. We have a few tasks for you to do this week and we will write to you again next week.

Take good care of yourselves and keep healthy,

Love from Mrs Godfrey and Miss Pawson

List of tasks

English

Help your parent write a shopping list for this week.

What things do you need to buy for each person in your household?

Maths

Please visit https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

and play the times tables games. Practise your x2, x5 and x10 tables every day. If you can’t use the internet to play the game, practise them by writing them on paper.

Topic

Can you start researching and answering the first two questions on your home learning booklet please?

1) Draw the Indian flag and colour it in the correct colours.

2) What foods/dishes come from India?

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