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Week Seven (18th May)

Hello everyone,


How are you all?  We're still really missing you, but have really enjoyed chatting to most of you on the phone. If you haven't spoken to us, it's because we haven't been able to get an answer on the phone numbers the office has for your family.  Please ask your parents to call the office with an updated number to pass on to us if we haven't managed to speak to you.


Art world record attempt - join in!

Ellie has been doing some #DrawWithRob(Check out her pictures on the blog.)  She's going to join in hiWorld Record attempt (to host the world’s largest online art lesson) on 21st May, 4pm - is there anyone else who is going to do it too?  How many Year 2s can we get involved?


This week's work is below, keep up all your hard work - well done to all of you for keeping cheerful and busy during this odd time.


Well done to everyone who's been on the blog this week.  Are you going to join us there?  We'd love to hear how you're getting on.  Remember to login first to see all of the posts and to make your own posts.  


Also - don't forget to sign up for the music page so you can join the fun with Miss Humphris and Miss Morris.  


See you all soon - on the blog we hope, and hope to speak soon too!



Mrs Williams and Mr Bradfield



P.S. Why not watch our class assemblies again on Anson TV? I just did - they were both so brilliant! 

Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete the set word lists. The words for this week are set out below. If you do not have access to Spelling Shed complete a Look, Cover, Write, Check activity.


Mr Bradfield and Mrs Williams's groups


Miss Gashi's phonics group



Read a book!  A new one, a borrowed one, an old favourite, just read!  Then discuss the book together (see some good questions below).  If you're not sure what a word means, please use a dictionary to find out.


If you've read a really good book since school has closed, why not write a book review on our school blog?   Your parents were texted your login.

Weekly Focus: Sleeping Beauty

Read this story.

Talk about this story with your family.  Act out the story.  You could make the characters from the story and use those to re-tell the story.

Try writing down your own version of the story during this week!


Extra challenge:  Can you write a different version of the story?  Maybe you could change the characters, or the setting or the ending?  Feeling creative?  Why not make your own masks or puppets of the characters?  


Seesaw:  If you'd like to you could share your learning on Seesaw.  Login to Seesaw using your home learning code.  Add your work to the Class Journal.  You could take a photo or video of your work or write onto Seesaw directly.   



Warm up:  Play Hit the Button or Daily 10 to improve your number facts.


We are now moving over to using White Rose lesson resources for your maths at home, which is the same scheme as we use at school. This week is Week 5 of the Summer term resources.  Click here and choose  Summer Term Week 5.  There is a lesson each day as well as an activity to do.


Mrs W's maths group - don't forget your daily Seesaw Problem of the Day!  Login to Seesaw and choose Activities, and Add Response.

Just follow these five easy steps…


  1. Visit the White Rose Website here
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.


There are four lessons each week.  There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and an activity to complete. You can download all the activities for this week below.

Want more?   BBC Bitesize are now providing lessons linked to the White Rose topics, so you can go there for more learning linked to the maths topic for the week.


If you do not have access to the internet try this home activity:


Multiplication:  Continue to practice your times tables.  By the end of Year 2, you are expected to know your 10x, 2x and 5x tables off by heart (in any order), and if you know these, start work on your 3x and 4x tables.   Find or make arrays around you at home (eg. bookshelf, chocolate bar, remote control).  How many in each row? How many in each column?   Pick out a Lego piece and show the array using a multiplication calculation.  Use Lego to help you work out times tables that you don't know (you can use them instead of numicon when counting in groups).   Choose two numbers and multiply them together. Can you work out the inverse? Show it as repeated addition?


Seesaw:  If you have a Class Login to Seesaw you can access extra maths activities.  Login to Seesaw using your home learning code and go to Activities.  Why not complete a Problem of the Day?  Remember to record how you worked it out as a drawing, photo or voice recording.


TT Rockstars

Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. 


Miss Humphris has been busy online providing you lots of music lesson resources.  You parents need to register to access the page, and then you'll be able to do all of her activities.  Instructions are here.  See below for a preview video about the website from Mrs Williams.

BMS Showcase for Anson


Maddie Moate goes Live on Youtube is fantastic.  If you aren't already tuning in, take a look this week and join the fun. 


11am Live Monday to Friday, or catch up later on. 


You can also watch all of the previous episodes.  Enjoy!


Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space try one of the dance or HITT videos below.  Or if you want a half hour children's workout to wake you up, at 9am every weekday try this:



If you accidentally missed it, you can go back later in the day to watch the video.  No excuses now!

Have a Blast With This Family Fun Cardio Workout!

Get your heart rate up in your living room with this fun workout from Class FitSugar host Anna Renderer. Featuring cardio moves that feel like games and chal...