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Any parents or students who have concerns or questions, please contact Miss Jones directly using this email: class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

25.5.20

Hello Class 2!

Happy Half Term!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell each and every one of you just how proud I am of you! This has been a really difficult time for so many people, and I know you must be missing your friends so much but always remember this time will pass and we will get back to normal.

Mrs Collins and I have loved seeing all of your amazing work this half term and have been absolutely blown away by your effort and commitment!

Also a big thank you to every who sent in pictures for the hold still project. They have all been amazing and I’ve loved adding them to our gallery! Make sure you go to or virtual gallery to have a look through and there is still time to send yours in.

The fantastic superhero writing competition kindly organised by Miss Harvey Is also still running up until the 15th June. For more information, some great resources and ideas to get you started use the link below.

For half term week I’d love you all to have a break and enjoy some much deserved family time!

Do remember that even though it’s half term we’re still all here if you need us! Feel free to send me an email!

Have a great half term Class 2 – you deserve it!

Stay safe!

Miss Jones x

18.5.20

Hi Class two!

Hope you’re all ok and had a lovely weekend! I’ve had some great work sent to me this week and some fantastic photos for our virtual gallery! You still have time to send me your photos and I’ll add them to the ‘Hold Still’ page on our website.

 Don’t forget that you can contact me on our class email if you have any more questions or want to share any of your hard work: class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

English:

The week your English task is set through ‘Oak National Academy’. You can use the link below to access the schedule and direct you to your year groups lessons. Although I’d like you to focus on the English lessons please feel free to have a look at the other lessons available.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

For this week’s spellings Year 1s will be focussing on words ending in the /ee/ sound spelt ‘y’. Year 2s are focussing the suffixes -less and -ly.

Maths:

White Rose are still releasing weekly Maths lessons and challenges which can be accessed at home, this week please follow the Summer Term – Week 5 tab.

The worksheets are no longer available on there without a log in so I’ve downloaded the ones for this week and have attached them below. These still do not need to be printed if not possible.

Year 1 – This week’s focus includes length, height, capacity and mass.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2 – This week’s focus includes multiplication and division.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Science:

This week I’d like you to focus on plants that we can eat! A lot of the food we eat comes from plants!!

How many types of food can you think of which come from plants?

The activity this week is to match the pictures of food to the part of the plant that they come from. If you can’t print the sheet out please don’t worry, you could draw the sorting table in your books and draw the food in the correct sections.

Music:

Music has been a big part of getting me through lockdown! Putting on some good music can change your mood instantly! I’d love you all to make sure you’re listening to music that you love this week. I’d like you all to follow the BBC bitesize lesson below. It focusses on using our body as percussion and has activities based on rhythm!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjcwqp3

I found these ideas for instruments you can make at home! Maybe you could make one and use it while clapping for our carers at 8pm on Thursday night.

RE:

After reading the story of Rama and Sita last week, I’d now like you to retell the story verbally! To do this I thought you could create your own stick or finger puppets of the characters and use them to tell the story to someone in your family.

I’ve uploaded some stick puppet templates that you could use, but feel free to make them anyway you can.

That’s all of this week’s class tasks but if you’d like to do more here are some useful links for games, videos and information you could use:

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s so important to do things that help us to relax and unwind particularly during this uncertain time. Mindfulness activities can take different forms for everyone but here are a few ideas:

A great way to take time out and complete some exercise is through yoga. Cosmic Kids Yoga have some fantastic themed videos which you can use.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Any exercise is a great mindful activity! I’ve uploaded some PE stretch cards which can be used before and after exercise.

Reading can be used as a way to take you to a different world! Oxford Owls have a free library of great e-books which can be accessed at home:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

The Anna Frued centre have created the ‘Seven Days of Kindness’ calendar. It is designed to encourage two acts of kindness daily – one for someone else and one for yourselves.

I’ve also uploaded some mindfulness challenge cards for some different ideas.

From this week we will be running a Superheroes writing competition with prizes for the winner in each class.  The full information about this competition can be found using the following link. http://brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk/uncategorized/whole-school-superheroes-writing-competition/

Have a great week!! Mrs Collins and I are still missing you all and  are both here if you need us for anything!

Miss Jones x

Photos from the pizza challenge!

Jasmine making her pizzas!
Tyler’s pizza!
Declan & Dakota making their pizzas!

11.5.20

Hi Class two!

I’ve looked through your photos and emails this week! It’s so lovely to hear from you all. You’ve all obviously been working really hard but also enjoying some great family time which is the most important thing!

Don’t forget that you can contact me on our class email if you have any more questions or want to share any of your hard work: class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

English:

The week your English task are again set through ‘Oak National Academy’. You can use the link below to access the schedule and direct you to your year groups lessons. Although I’d like you to focus on the English lessons please feel free to have a look at the other lessons available.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

For this week’s spellings Year 1s will be focussing on the vowel digraphs ‘ow’ and ‘ou’. Year 2s are focussing the suffixes -ment, -ness and -ful.

Maths:

White Rose are still releasing weekly Maths lessons and challenges which can be accessed at home, this week please follow the Summer Term – Week 4 tab.

The worksheets are no longer available on the website without a log in so I’ve downloaded the ones for this week and have attached them below. These still do not need to be printed, if not possible, and could be completed verbally or electronically.

Year 1 – This week’s focus is addition and subtraction.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2 – This week’s focus is addition and subtraction.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Science:

Sticking with our plants theme, this week I’d like you to beginning looking at and labelling the different parts of a plant.

BBC bitesize have a great video and quiz about this topic which I’ve put the link for below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk

If you’d like a challenge I’ve uploaded a worksheet which shows you the parts of a plant and the parts of a flower. If you can’t print it off please don’t worry, it could be completed verbally together or maybe you could have a go at drawing the diagrams in you workbook.

D&T:

This week the whole school will be taking part in a ‘Pizza Challenge’.

Can you make a homemade pizza?  What toppings could you use?   

This could be a tricky task with virtually everyone in Britain taking up baking during lockdown so here are some alternative ideas for you all:

Perhaps all of your household make a pizza and then do a blind tasting like they do in the Great British Bake Off?

If you wanted to make it like a meal out, Pizza Express have released lots of their recipes online:

https://www.pizzaexpress.com/homemade-favourites

Please remember to ask for an adults help when using the oven or a knife.

I’m looking forward to hearing about and seeing your creations!!

RE:

For this weeks RE task I’d like you to read and enjoy the Hindu story about Rama and Sita. Next week I’ll be setting you a challenge based on this story, but for this week I’d just like you to enjoy reading it with your family.

Art:

This week each class has been set a photography challenge based on the ‘Hold Still’ project, being led by the Duchess of Cambridge, which captures the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

The project is asking for people to enter a photograph to the National Portrait Gallery, 100 of which will be chosen to appear in a virtual exhibition.

We thought it would be nice to complete our own school exhibition!! The challenge is to take a photograph which links to one of the following three topics:

Helpers and Heroes

Your New Normal

Acts of Kindness

Then send it to class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

The photographs will then all be shown in a virtual exhibition on our school website from next week. You also might like to enter your photograph in the National Portrait Gallery competition as well!

Looking forward to seeing your photos!!

That’s all of this week’s class tasks but if you’d like to do more here are some useful links for games, videos and information you could use:

Keeping active is still so important! Even if it’s raining outside you can still do exercise. Joe Wicks is still doing daily PE lessons, and last week his wife Rosie even joined him.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Premier League, Primary Stars have some great activities to complete.

https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning

BBC bitesize are still releasing some brilliant daily lesson videos. There is already a bank of lessons and more are uploaded every day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Oxford Owls have a free library of e-books which can be accessed at home:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Phonics work is a great quick activity that could be done at any time! Our class Teach your monster how to read link is below. Follow the link and log in user your username which is your first name and the first letter of your surname with no spaces. Let me know if you have any problems.

http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/1754237

Mrs Collins and I are here if you need anything and are still missing everyone! Keep in touch,

Miss Jones x

4.5.20

Hi Class two!

I’ve received some more fantastic work this week! I’ve really enjoyed looking through your pictures and hearing what you’ve been busy doing! Keep up the hard work and have lots of important family time. Don’t forget that you can contact me on our class email if you have any more questions or want to share any of your hard work: class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

English:

The week Class 2 will also begin to use the government supported online classroom ‘Oak National Academy’. You can use the link below to access the schedule and direct you to your year groups lessons. Although I’d like you to focus on the English lessons please feel free to have a look at the other lessons available.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule

For this week’s spellings Year 1s will be focussing on the sound ‘ue’ as in glue and ‘ew’ as in new. Year 2s are focussing on common exception words.

Maths:

White Rose are still releasing weekly Maths lessons and challenges which can be accessed at home, this week please follow the Summer Term – Week 3 tab.

From this week I will upload the worksheets for Monday-Thursday onto here as White Rose will be asking for a subscription. There’s no need for any parents to sign up, I’ll make sure they are all available here.

Year 1 – This week’s focus includes addition and subtraction.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2 – This week’s focus includes addition and subtraction.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Science:

Last week you completed your plant hunts!

This week I would like you to investigate what plants need to grow!

The link below will give you a good start and includes some videos and activities.

I’ve already seen lots of you have been busy in your gardens planting some seeds. If you have seeds available, you could complete your own science investigation looking at what plants need. You could place the planted seeds in different areas and/or give them different things.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/zxxsyrd

History:

This week I’d like you to complete some history work all about schools.

Can you create a table of similarities and differences based on what schools are like now and what schools were like for your parents? You could create an interview and find out exactly what schools were like when your parents were there, and even what they were like at school (maybe they were a little bit naughty!). Perhaps you could also speak to your grandparents and find out what school was like for them!

Below is a video which tells you about what schools were like for the Romans (a long, long time before your parents or grandparents went to school).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqsfr82/resources/1

As a second history task I thought you might enjoy researching VE day! From Friday 8th May until Sunday 10th May the whole country will be celebrating VE day. Even though the celebrations may be different to what was planned there are still lots of things going on and being shown on TV. Lots of homes are planning on celebrating by having a special tea party, hanging up bunting and getting dressed up!

I’ve added an information sheet below for you to have a look at and I’d love to see how your family are celebrating!

RE:

Below I’ve put a word mat showing images and names of some of the Hindu Gods. For this week’s challenge I’d like you to choose at least one of the Gods to research. I’d love to hear any stories about the Gods, what each God stands for and any other interesting facts you can find!

That’s all of this week’s class tasks but if you’d like to do more here are some useful links for games, videos and information you could use:

Keeping active is still so important! Even if it’s raining outside you can still do exercise. When I was in school last week we did the Joe Wick PE lessons every morning to get us going for the day! Another challenge you could try is the new ‘Sally up squat challenge’, I found it really hard!

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Have you tried any of the challenges or games set by the Premier League, Primary Stars yet? They have some great activities!

https://plprimarystars.com/home-learning

BBC bitesize are still releasing daily lesson videos. There is already a bank of lessons from last week and more are uploaded every day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Oxford Owls have a free library of e-books which can be accessed at home:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Phonics work is a great quick activity that could be done at any time which hughelps with spelling anf reading! Our class Teach your monster how to read link is below. Follow the link and log in user your username which is your first name and the first letter of your surname with no spaces. Let me know if you have any problems.

http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/1754237

If you fancy something different Mrs Whitby will be posting a weekly craft challenge on her learning mentor tab.

Mrs Collins and I really are missing you all so much but we’re both here if you need anything at all! Hope you all have a great week!

Miss Jones x

27.4.20

Morning Class two!

I have absolutely loved all the work you’ve emailed over this week. You’ve obviously all been working so hard and I’m so proud of you!! I showed them to Mrs Collins as well and she wanted me to tell you how impressed she was. Make sure you keep the balance of  school work and plenty of time to enjoy being at home with your family. Don’t forget that you can contact me on our class email if you have any more questions or want to share any of your hard work: class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

English:

This week’s English work is based around the story of ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’.

After reading the story can you answer the questions? Rather than printing the questions out you could just write your answers in your workbook. Remember if you get stuck on any just go back to the story and have another read through.

As an extra challenge can you write your own story? Maybe yours could be about ‘The Lazy Ladybird’, ‘The Sleepy Spider’ or ‘The Boastful Butterfly’. I’m looking forward to hearing their adventures!

For this weeks spellings Year 1s will be focussing on the sound ‘oo’ as in food. Year 2s are focussing on is the sound /zh/ which can be spelt with ‘s’ as in television.

Maths:

White Rose are releasing weekly Maths lessons and challenges which can be accessed at home, this week please follow the Summer Term – Week 2 tab.

Year 1 – This week’s focus includes finding half and quarter.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2 – This week’s focus includes measuring and comparing lengths.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

There are worksheets which can be downloaded alongside each lesson, these do not need to be printed and could be completed online or verbally with an adult.

Science:

This week we’ll start our new Science topic which is … plants.

To start our new topic I’d like you to write a list of plants you find either in your garden or on your daily exercise walk.

To help you start the link below is video from BBC bitesize which explains some of the different categories of plants:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/zw2y34j

Geography:

This week for your Geography lesson I’d like you to learn all about the United Kingdom. The below BBC Bitesize lesson is all about the four different countries which make up the UK and their capital cities. There are a number of videos and activities to work through online. If you’d like to do some Geography writing or drawing in your workbooks as well you could write some of the facts you’ve learnt or draw a map of UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv

RE:

Hindu Mandir’s are often decorated with a range of colourful yantra patterns. This week I’d like you to design your own yantra pattern. I’ve uploaded some information about yantras as well as a template which you could print off and use. You don’t however have to print it, you could design your own pattern! The patterns can be completed on paper, in your books, outside using chalks or even flowers!

That’s all of this week’s class tasks but if you’d like to do more here are some useful links for games, videos and information you could use:

BBC bitesize are releasing daily lesson videos. There is already a bank of lessons from last week and more are uploaded every day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Oxford Owls have a free library of e-books which can be accessed at home:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Don’t forget to keep active! If you’ve done your daily outdoor exercise why not do some yoga too. Cosmic kids yoga have a huge range of videos you could do with lots of different themes.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Phonics work is a great quick activity that could be done at anytime! Our class Teach your monster how to read link is below. Follow the link and log in user your username which is your first name and the first letter of your surname with no spaces. Let me know if you have any problems.

http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/1754237

Mrs Collins and I are missing you all so much! Hope you have a lovely week and remember to get in touch if you need anything.

Miss Jones x

20.4.20

Good morning Class two!

Hope you’re all well and enjoying your time with you family. I’m missing you all very much! I know its an incredibly strange time but remember it won’t be for long. I’ve loved seeing some of your Easter challenges, I hope you enjoyed completing them and I’m very proud of you all!

Please find below your tasks for this week. Next Monday I will post brand new challenges for you to complete at home. Don’t forget that you can contact me on our class email if you have any questions or want to share any of your hard work: class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

English:

I’ve been reading lots of news since school closed and I think its time we heard some happy, funny and exciting news!

I came across this CCTV video of some giraffes clearly enjoying a swimming pool now that it is closed to the public.

A while back we wrote a news article in class when we found some CCTV footage of animals on our school yard, I wondered if you could write another news article for this video!

Remember you will need a catchy headline, a clear introduction and detailed descriptions. Want a challenge? Try and include an expanded noun phrase (two adjectives and a noun), a contraction, and two different conjunctions (for example because, and or but). I’ve added an example article below to give you some ideas and labelled some of the SPaG elements it includes.

Don’t forget to use your spelling fingers and phonics to help with your spelling!

This week you’ve also got some spellings to work on! Year 1s – You will be focusing on the u_e sound which can be found in words such as tube, tune and flute. Year 2s – You’ll be focusing on words which sound like they contain the ‘er’ sound but it is actually spelt ‘ar’ or ‘or’.

Maths:

White Rose are releasing weekly Maths lessons and challenges which can be accessed at home, this week please follow the Summer Term – Week 1 tab. Following these I will set any appropriate MyMaths challenges for you to complete to check your understanding.

Year 1 – This week’s focus includes doubles, equal groups and finding half.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

Year 2 – This week’s focus includes finding three quarters, counting in fractions and measuring using cm.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

There are worksheets which can be downloaded alongside each lesson, these do not need to be printed and could be completed online or verbaly with an adult.

Science:

To complete our work on light in science I would like you to go on a light hunt around your house.

How many different sources of light can you find?

Are these sources natural or man made?

Perhaps in your workbook you could create a table, listing all the natural and man made sources of light you found!

Art:

This week I’d like to set you the challenge of creating some portraits. These can be self portraits, portraits of people that you are living with, portraits of famous people or even a portrait of your teacher!

You could complete these in lots of different ways! Collage, Pop art, pencil drawing! Use whatever you can find. I’m looking forward to seeing the results!

I’ve added a step by step guide to drawing a portrait. I’m going to have a go myself!!

RE:

For the next few weeks our RE work will be focussed on Hinduism.

This week I would like you to find out some information about the Hindu place of worship which is called a Mandir.

Can you draw a picture of a Mandir?

What would you find inside a Mandir?

I’ve added an information sheet below to get you started.

That’s all of this week’s class tasks but if you’d like to do more here are some useful links for games, videos and information you could use:

From today BBC bitesize are releasing daily lesson videos – I’m not sure of the content yet but what I do know is they are specific for the different ages and will cover a range of subjects.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BBC Karate Cats will test your Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar knowledge:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

Maddie Moate puts up daily science based videos! Each week they have a different theme and over Easter their theme was ‘Mission Space’!

https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

Oxford Owls have a free library of e-books which can be accessed at home:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Phonics play have some free games to play to help revise phonic sounds! This link will take you to the Phase 5 games but there are games for all the phases!

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm

And finally make sure you’re keeping active – The Joe Wicks daily PE lessons are a great way of making sure you’ve done some daily exercise.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Good luck Class 2 and enjoy!

Speak soon, Miss Jones x

03.04.20

Have a look below for some challenges to complete over the Easter break. If you’d like to you can send pictures of any completed challenges to class2@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk. We hope you all have a lovely Easter and remember we’re all still here if you need us!!

26.3.20

Hi Class 2!

Hope you’re all ok and keeping well!

We’ve nearly reached the end of our first week and I’m hoping you’ve been making the most of the beautiful sunshine!

Please don’t worry if you haven’t completed much of your pack, in such a crazy and unpredictable time I think the most important thing is that you and your whole family are feeling relaxed and doing things which make you happy!

It’s been lovely seeing so many of you completing your daily My Maths challenges! I will keep adding a daily My Maths challenge however please ignore the due dates and do not feel they all need to be completed.

A huge range of websites (some of which have already been mentioned on the school blog) have been made available and I’ve been using some of them myself. Here’s just a few in case you wanted to try something different:

White Rose Maths have been doing a daily ‘Maths Party’. This weeks focus for Year 1s has been measuring and for Year 2s fractions. They have been uploading a teaching video followed by an activity. They’ve also got a daily maths challenge for KS1. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

BBC supermovers have been creating a wide range of learning videos based on KS1 English, Maths and PSHE. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Premier League Primary Stars have been setting English, Maths and PE challenges, a lot of which are based around football which I know will appeal to a number in my class 😊 https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures

Maddie Moate is doing live science videos on her Youtube challenge every weekday at 11am, they include some great ideas and this weeks theme is ‘The Garden’. https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

Joe Wicks is releasing live YouTube P.E. videos everyday at 9am however they can be watched and used at any time. A great 30 minute work out! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

The Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel is also great. Can be a really nice way of relaxing especially if any member of the family is feeling stressed at this time.  https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

David Walliams is releasing a free audio book every day at 11am. Today’s was a chapter from The World’s Worst Children 2! We read The Worlds Worst Teachers as a class earlier in the year! https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

There are so many things out there but make sure you do what you enjoy!

Even though we’re not seeing you every day we’re all still here for you (and your families) and thinking of you! Keep in touch and contact me if you need anything at all!

Miss Jones, Mrs Collins & Mrs Taylor x

Wednesday 1st April

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping well? 

Have you seen or heard about these beautiful rainbows that are popping up in windows all around the world? A rainbow is the symbol of hope and promise and they are the prize for weathering the storm 🌈 Whilst you are out and about getting your daily exercise see if you can spot any. Maybe you’ve already made your own rainbow? If so, I would love to see it and if you haven’t made one yet there’s still time for you to get creative. 

Whilst my children have been at home they have made a stained glass window rainbow out of tissue paper. I’ve also seen some lovely pictures of children using special window pens to create theirs  (PLEASE don’t just draw on your windows – ask your parents first!) and I’ve also seen some incredible paintings of rainbows! Whatever the idea I would love to see it and when we get back to school I plan on making a whole school display of our rainbows to show everybody how we stayed positive and even though we weren’t together at school we continued to work as one big Bryn Offa family. 

If you’ve got a rainbow picture please ask your parents or guardians to take a photo of it and to send it to me at school at the following email address and I will do the rest. Please no pictures of you, just your rainbow 😊

Class5@brynoffa.shropshire.sch.uk

Have fun, look after yourselves and your families and I look forward to seeing you all soon. 

Mrs Hartland