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Year 2 - Cherry Class

Welcome to Mulberry Class

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Friday 17th July

We have reached the last day of term and today is your last day of being in Year 2. You should all be enormously proud of what you have achieved this year.

 

Mrs Harris and I can't wait to see you on Monday (9:15-11:45). We'll have a chance to spend some time together and say goodbye. Then you will have some time to meet and get to know your new teacher, Miss Walker. 

  • Bring a water bottle and a fruit snack.
  • Please try and come in school uniform if you can. I am sure you have all grown alot since March, but don't panic it's you we want to see!!
  • While you can use the toilets if you're desperate, we're aiming to minimise the number of people entering the school building, so make sure you go before you leave home!

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Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Hallett

Monday 13th July- Last week of term!

I can’t wait to see you for our transition morning on Monday 20th, 9:15-11:45! You’ll also be spending some time with your new teacher Miss Walker.

 

Reading Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing 1) Daily BBC Bitesize lessons- this week you will be writing a story!

            2) Write a letter to Miss Walker. Include information about yourself and ask questions. I will show them to Miss Walker to read over the Summer/

  3) Practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words in sentences. 

Try and write a little each day

Maths  1) Daily BBC Bitesize lessons and keep practising telling the time. https://static.mymaths.co.uk/xml/player/v2.2.9/build/index.htmlcontentPath=../../../en/primary/shape/measures/telling_time_5_mins_lesson

           2) Mathletics- We are going to revisit some shape knowledge and then I will set you tasks that I think you need to practise. If you have completed them try some games on the websites below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/primary-games/1

          3) Practise your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables either verbally, written or through Times Tables Rock Stars.

Science Try the BBC Bitesize Science lesson on Bubbles.

 

Please email me if you are having trouble with the BBC Bitesize lessons or would like help with anything else. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

YOU CAN NOW ALL BE ROCK STARS!

The first time you will be asked some tricky questions to find the right level, then once you are on the right level you can keep trying to beat your score, earn points and move through the times tables. Remember it is a race against the clock!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/87520

I will be looking online to see who has logged on, let me know what you think. laugh

The learner of the week is...

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Look at our home learning this week!

Wednesday 8th July 

Try these very helpful maths videos on telling the time.

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

Monday 6th July- Here is this weeks work; don’t forget to send it in! cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Reading Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

 

Writing 1) Complete the weekly writing task and/or try the daily BBC Bitesize lessons; in particular Monday’s on Action words and Tuesday’s on describing words. They take around 20mins, are easy to follow and fun. They cover all the things you will need to know for Yr3.

  2) Practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words, make sure you spell these words correctly in sentences. Try and write a little each day.

 

Maths – 1) Complete the daily BBC Bitesize lessons, especially Tuesday’s on temperature and Wednesday’s and Thursday’s on telling the time as I know lots of you have found this tricky. Do a lesson a day, or they are all stored online if you need to catch up.

 

  2) Mathletics- I have set you 2 problem solving activities a day. Use the (i) on the right if you don’t understand, some are tricky this week. Also, don’t forget about Mathletics live under the purple ‘Play’ button. I have added some Power Maths questions to try too.

 

  3) Practise your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables either verbally, written or through Times Tables Rock Stars.

Please email me if you are having trouble with the BBC Bitesize lessons or would like help with anything else. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Writing Task

What patterns can you see?

Friday 3rd July

Don’t forget to send in your work this week.
cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

BBC Bitesize lessons are always fun on Friday’s; challenges in maths and a ‘Book Club’ lesson. This week it’s about George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Do you remember when we started to read in class? The final activity is to describe you very own imaginary marvellous mixture!

Remember you can go back to any Bitesize lessons you have missed. If you need some help in using exclamation marks have a look at Wednesday’s lesson; just watch the video if you don’t have time to do the writing too. 

The learner of the week is...

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Thursday 2nd July 

I hope you are all enjoying the BBC Bitesize lessons, please let me know how you get on and send me a photo of any writing and maths you have done. That way we can celebrate your achievements and I can give you some feedback.

Send me some work by the end of the day so I can choose a learner of the week!

Happy learning! 

Monday 29th June- Welcome back for another week of home learning! Please let me know how you get and if you have any concerns with your child’s learning.

Reading     Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing 1) Complete the weekly writing task OR try the daily BBC Bitesize lessons.- They take around 20mins, are easy to follow and fun. They cover all the things you will need to know for Yr3. Please have a look and give 1 a go.

  2) Practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words, make sure you spell these words correctly in sentences. Try and write a little each day.

Maths  1) Complete the daily BBC Bitesize lessons. Again, ~ 20mins to complete, try a lesson a day or they are stored online if you need to catch up

            2) Mathletics- I have set you a few quick, fun activities on ‘Statistics’… I wonder what that word means? Also, don’t forget about Mathletics live!

           3) Practise your times tables either verbally, written or on Times Table Rock Stars.

Please email me if you are having trouble with the BBC Bitesize lessons and please don’t worry if you miss one. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk 

Writing task

Remember you don’t need to write your answers for steps 1 - 4 if you don’t want to as step 5 is the main writing task this week.

Friday 26th June 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

If you haven’t tried a Bitesize lesson yet have a look over what was taught this week. I have highly recommended Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s English lessons. 

Look at our amazing learning

The learner of the week is...

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Thursday 25th June

If you have time today, try today’s Bitesize work.... You don’t need to print and each one takes about 20 mins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

Maths- Comparing Mass

English- 1 armed robot writing
 

 

Wednesday 24th June *BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons* They are so easy to do and cover lots of important learning... a no brainer! (Tell your friends if you agree!)

PLEASE JOIN ME in doing the BBC Bitesize daily lessons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

It’s National Writing Day today, and a maths lesson solving problems using length and height. I am very happy if you would prefer to do the Bitesize English lessons instead of the writing task. Some children may prefer a shorter daily lesson rather than a longer weekly project. Don't forget to send me your amazing work!

Monday 22nd June- Welcome back for another week of home learning! laugh Please let me know how you get on this week so we can celebrate your hard work together. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Reading Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing1) Practise writing skills using BugClub Spelling and Grammar games.

            2) Complete the weekly writing task or BBC Bitesze daily English lessons

   3) Practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words. You could think of some sentences using the Yr2 words?

Maths This week we are going to cover 2 topics. Your Mathletics work won't take very long this week so also try the daily BBC Bitesize lessons or the following activities... 

Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Make sure you can say these words in a sentence; mass (weight), kilogram (kg), gram (g), capacity (how much it can hold), litres (l) and millilitres (ml).

In the kitchen measure using scales and a measuring jug. Also have a look at how the temperature is used on the weather forecast.

2, 5 and 10 times tables

Write them out and try to remember them.

See how many levels you can progress on TimesTables Rock Stars (Use Mathletics login)

Here are some fun educational games you may like to try. Will you be a Small Town Superhero or a Karate Cat?

Search for Karate Cats BBC or Small town superheroes BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

If you would like some extra maths work…

Writing task

Remember you don’t need to write your answers for steps 1, 2, 3 and 5 if you don’t want to as step 4 is the main writing task this week.

Friday 19th June laugh

Keep practising telling the time and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. 

There are lots of great games on BBC Bitesize and Top marks. Some will work on iPads and some will work on laptops. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time#

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

The learner of the week is...

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Look at our learning this week

Wednesday 18th June

Keep reading on BugClub and answering the questions so that I can see you understand what you are reading. 

 

Don't forget to look the the BBCBitesize Time page to help you with your maths this week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

By the end of the week everyone should be able to tell the time to the o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. If you can't yet, keep practising.

CHALLENGE- To be able to read the time to the closest 5 minutes on an analouge and digital clock. 

Here is a workbook for if you would like to do some more maths! Don’t worry if you can’t print, you can read from a screen and write the answers in your book.

Monday 15st June- Happy Monday! Please let me know how you get on this week.  cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Reading Read every day and answer questions on BugClub so I can see you are recapping the very important comprehension skills we have learnt in school.

Writing The BugClub Spelling and Grammar games are a great way to practise writing skills, take your time and work through all sections. Complete the weekly writing task, do some handwriting and work on spelling the Yr 2 words. It is important to do a little writing each day, as at school we would normally practise these important skills 3 times a day!

Maths Our new topic is time, start by checking you can tell the time for o’clock and half past time. You might like to make a paper clock to practise with or draw clock faces and write the time underneath. I would love everyone to try the power maths work this week as you only have 1 Mathletics task a day. If you find any part difficult use this link to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs and email me. Also keep practising the 2, 5 and 10 times table.

If you cannot see these pages clearly, please email me and I can send in a higher quality

Writing task

Remember you don’t need to write your answers for steps 1-3 as step 4 and 5 is the main writing task this week. I am happy for you to focus on either step 4 or 5 if you prefer.

Keep sending your work! 😊 I can’t wait to see more amazing writing this week!

Friday 12th June- Don't forget to send me your writing task

Make sure you have completed all of your Mathletics assigned tasks and have a go at the new 50 club below. No need to print just write the answers in your book 😊 Then why not try TTRockStars? Challenge me Anna Slick, or another friend in school. Try a top marks game, https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money is great, select mixed coins, exact money, up to £10. Make sure you keep practising the 2 5 and 10 times tables, https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button might help!

Thursday 11th June

We have some exciting news from our friends at PASS that you and your family might be interested in. Kent School Games and the Kent Children's University, in partnership with the School Games Organisers, have developed a fantastic resource for primary aged pupils called the 'My Active Rainbow Challenge.'

 

Children and families need to complete an activity from each colour of the rainbow, from within the booklet. Once you have completed it, you must colour in that part of the rainbow. Depending on how many complete rainbows/activities you do, you can submit the work and win prizes including Kent School Games Medals - which are lovely medals! Your parents can submit the evidence and the medals get sent directly home.

 

A video on how the challenges and booklets work can be found here:

https://www.kentschoolgames.com/my-active-rainbow The challenge booklet I have attached for you all below. If you have any questions please contact Kent School Games directly: jade.dibley@kent.gov.uk

Wednesday 10th June- Money is a great maths topic to be learning while at home. Talk about these problems and discuss real life day to day Money calculations.

The learner of the week is...

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Additional Maths questions

Monday 8th June- Here is what you need to do each day and each week. Please email me if you are finding this tricky. 
cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

Reading- Read every day and answer questions on BugClub to practise the different comprehension skills. 

 

Writing- The BugClub Spelling and Grammar games are a great way to practise writing skills without writing. Also, complete the weekly writing task, practise your handwriting and spelling of the Yr 2 words. Aim to do a little writing each day so you don’t learn the important skills you know; neat joined handwriting, clear spaces between words, capital letters and fulls stops. Challenge yourself to learn new spelling and use ‘, ? and ! correctly.

 

Maths- Complete daily Mathletics tasks and practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Talk about and answer the Power Maths sheets from Wednesday when we will start our new topic, Money.

Writing task

Remember you don’t need to write your answers for steps 1-4 if you don’t want to as step 5 is the main writing task

I know how many of you have been eagerly practising the 30 or 60 club sheets to improve your score ready for our return to school. We now, thanks to Mr White, have something brand new called the 50 club! It is separate from the original 100 club and is something to do at home to keep your mental maths skills developing. You will have 10 minutes to complete as many as you can. Don't forget to send me your scores!

Friday 5th June

Keep sending in your work for this week.

There are no new Mathletics tasks to help some of you to catch up.

Instead, play on TTRockStars, have a go at the PowerMaths questions or choose an activity from the home learning sheet. laugh

The learner of the week is...

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Your writing task this week is from the Bubbles Home learning sheet. Use the sheets to help you. This if your first piece of work for the term so try really hard to make it great!

Wednesday 3rd June

Please use this to help you with your maths learning this week. 

 

Monday 1st June - Welcome to term 6!

Today we are going to start our new topic ‘Bubbles’. I know you are going to love it!

Here is what you need to do each day and each week. Please email me if you are finding this tricky or want to share other things you have been doing. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Reading  Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing  Complete the weekly writing task and play on the BugClub Spelling and Grammar games. Practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words.

Maths  Complete daily Mathletics tasks, and have a go at the Power Maths sheets as I add them. Keep trying 30/60 club and the awesome TTRockstars.

Extras  Bubbles home learning sheet, BBC Bitesize daily lessons.

Term 5 'Home Sweet Home' Home Learning. Use like our normal home learning sheet and choose a few each week. These do not need to be printed.

Friday 21st May

Well done for all your hard work this term. You should all be very proud of all you have achieved during this challenging term.

Have a lovely half term!

The Cherry Class learner of the week is...

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Writing task

There are 5 steps; 3 talking, 1 drawing and 1 writing. You don’t need to spend very long on each step.

Remember I am always her to help and answer questions (even if you think they are silly ones). cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Thursday 21st May

You have 2 more days to finish this terms learning. Don't forget to send me your writing task and finish all of your Mathletics activities. 

Here is the link to Scratch, a website we use in school to practise coding. Remember to to explore with an adult. Can you remember how to make a background or create and move a sprite?

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

 

Wednesday 20th May

Have a look at this wonderful writing work I have been sent already! You really are letting  your light shine.  

Here are Fraser’s ideas!

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I have challenged you all to a Rock Battle. Eve, Franklyn and Rod are doing their best to defeat me… I will have to work harder!

Maths this week

I haven’t set any new tasks today as most of you have some catching up to do!

Before we start our multiplication topic you will need to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. I have also attached some Power Maths questions you may like to have a go at. No need to print, just write the answers in your book.

I have been reassigning tasks if you have found them tricky. Try them again with an adult who can help you to understand. Remember to use the (i) button.

Monday 18th May- Let’s work really hard this week as it’s the last week of term. WOW that has gone quickly!

Do some learning everyday, you may want to write a timetable or a checklist to help you remember all that you need to do. 😊 

Reading- Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing- Complete writing task and play on the BugClub Spelling and Grammar games. You may also like to practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words.

Maths- Complete daily Mathletics tasks. You may like to have a go at 30/60 sheets and TTRockstars.

Optional extras- Term 5 Home learning sheet, BBC Bitesize

The learners of the week are...

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Friday 15th May

Your writing task is due in today. Take a look at the work I have received already.

We are finishing our addition and subtraction unit today so please make sure you have caught up with your Mathletics work ready for a new unit on Monday.

Writing task

This week your writing task is from the ‘Power of Reading’ so is more like the work we do in school. There are 5 steps, but don’t worry each one won’t take very long. There is a thinking step and 2 imagining/drawing steps which will then help with the final writing step.

Remember I am always her to help and answer questions (even if you think they are silly ones). cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Watch this video if you are finding Mathletics tricky this week

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You will need a pen and paper to draw tens and ones to help you.

You will need to know your number bonds to 10 and how to swap a 10 for 10 ones when subtracting. Please email me if you are getting confused. Remember you CAN do it and use the (i) button on the right when on a Mathletics question.

Monday’s Mathletics
Tuesday’s Mathletics
Tuesday’s Mathletics
Tuesday’s Mathletics

Wednesday 13th May laugh

Please do let me know what you think of this Power of Reading writing task once you have completed it. Do you prefer it?

Remember it is important to use BugClub, it will help with skills we would have been learning in guided reading. You will practise important comprehension skills, make predictions and inferences. It also exposes you to range of genres and themes as well as different language features. It also encourages you to remember what they have read, another very important skill.

Please keep sending photos of the work and fun you have been having, they really do make Mrs Harris, Mrs Wenborn and I smile! cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Monday 11th May- Happy New Week!

Keep trying to do a little bit of learning everyday.

Reading- Read every day and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing- Complete the weekly writing task and play on the BugClub Spelling and Grammar games. You may also like to practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words.

Maths- Complete daily Mathletics tasks, I have added some help below. You may like to have a go at 30/60 sheets and TTRockstars.

Optional extras- Term 5 Home learning sheet.

The Cherry Class learner of the week is....

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Friday 8th May

Please keep sending your writing in. laugh
Have a look at the amazing learning we have done this week! See if there is anything you’d like to try.

Wednesday 6th May

Normally at school we practise our handwriting every day, if you have done any, I would love to see it! Here is a fun game to practise all your Year 2 writing skills. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zncgvk7

Monday 4th May

Welcome to a new week of Home Learning!

Here is what we suggest you do each week.

Let me know if you are having any issues cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Reading- Read everyday and answer questions on BugClub.

Writing- Complete the weekly writing task and play on the BugClub Spelling and Grammar games. Also try to practise your handwriting and spelling the Yr 2 words.

Maths- Complete daily Mathletics tasks using the help below. You may like to have a go at 30/60 sheets and the awesome TTRockstars.

Optional extras- Term 5 Home learning sheet (I'm pleased to see some of the fun your have been having with these activities), BBC Bitesize or Oak Academy lessons.

Writing task

Your writing task this week links to the science learning we would have been doing in school. I would like you to explore the lifecycle of an animal. Use the information below to help you. Draw the life cycle and write sentences to explain it. If you would like to challenge yourself you could choose 2 lifecycles and then write some sentences to compare.

The Cherry class learner of the week is...

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Friday 1st May

Look at all the learning we have done this week! Please keep sending in your writing.

Remember to go on to Mathletics, BugClub and please send me photos of any of the lovely things you have been up to.

Your writing task this week is to write a letter to a local hero helping us get though these challenging times. You may like to write to your postman, supermarket worker, delivery driver, a nurse or doctor at Maidstone hospital. It is up to you. You don’t have to send them to the local hero but please do send me a photo by Friday!

 

Remember to say each sentence before writing so you know where the capital letter and full stop needs to go. Please try to focus on your handwriting this week, you may like to practise before you write your letter. Use the sheets below to help you plan and check your letter.

If you are ever finding anything tricky, I am always at the end of an email and will do my very best to help. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Congratulations Nell for winning your stage school competition!

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Thursday 30th April

Take a look at the amazing writing I have been sent so far; you are such a caring and empathetic class. You have 2 days to write your letter if you haven’t been able to yet.

 

Remember I am at the end of an email if you need help with any of your learning. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

For all the budding artists I have found some great drawing tutorials as well as some other games. Let me know if you give any of them a go and send me some photos. I am sure you will recognise lots of the characters and authors from our books at school.

 

Wednesday 29th April

Have a go at this 'making amounts' game. It will support your learning on Mathletics. You might have to make some coins first if you don’t have enough in your piggy bank! I Remember to count in 10s and then in 1s, so count 23p as 10, 20, 21, 22, 23.

Remember to read and go on Mathletics every day. If you can play on a laptop try the problems under the yellow explore button. Try your best at the BugClub questions and have a go at the new Grammar and Spelling games I have added too.

 

If you are finding Matheletics tricky and have pressed the (i) button and watch this video. 

Monday 27th April

I hope you have all had a great weekend.

Remember the expectation is that you read and go on Mathletics every day. Each week you should be spending some time on BugClub and completing your writing task. Please do send me an email if you are finding this difficult. Below you can find the Year 2 words to practise spelling, 30/60 club sheets and some other home learning opportunities. 

The Cherry class learner of the week is...

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Friday 24th April

I have been amazed by the quality of all the writing so far; you should all be very proud. I can’t wait to see you to celebrate all the work you have done when we can see each other again. Please do send me your writing task when it is finished if you haven’t yet. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Keep reading and going on to Mathletics and please do email me any other learning you have been doing, including any from our Term 5 project sheet.

I hope you all enjoyed clapping for carers, so here are some rainbow words I would like you to practise reading and spelling. They are the Year 2 Common Exception Words we have been working so hard on at school. Test yourself, practise the ones you have got wrong and test yourself again. You will amaze yourself at how quickly you can learn them.

Writing Task

Choose something simple to make and write instructions. You may choose to make a sandwich, chocolate rice crispy cakes, a bug hotel made of sticks and leaves or a den in your living room.

You will need to start with a title (How to make a …), a list of ingredients/equipment, start with a bossy verb (put, cut, balance, mix) and remember capital letters and full stops.

Take a look at the fun we have been having while learning at home.

Thursday 23rd April

Don’t forget to have a go at the writing task. Choose something simple to make and write instructions so your friends can make it too. You may choose to make a sandwich, chocolate rice crispy cakes, a bug hotel made of sticks and leaves or a den in your living room.

You will need to start with a title (How to make a …), a list of ingredients/equipment, start with a bossy verb (put, cut, balance, mix) and remember capital letters and full stops.

I have already received some great instructions, have a look to help with your writing. Let me know if you use any of them at home, I have already used Sam’s to make a paper aeroplane and am going to use Dexter’s recipe to make a smoothie!

Wednesday 22nd April

Thank you for all of your lovely photos, it makes me smile to see you all having fun at home!

Keep going on Mathletics and BugClub everyday. I have set you a few games on BugClub under My Stuff, Grammar and Spelling. Let me know if you like them! Well done to Brooke, George, Fraser and Dexter who have already had a go! If My Stuff is empty, try logging out and back in again.  If you can go on Mathletics on a laptop or computer, have a go at the problem solving questions under the yellow explore tab. 10 castle points to Ellis and Harley who have completed all problems set so far!

 

Let me know if you are having any trouble accessing or doing any of the home learning, including the writing task, and I will find a way to help you. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Miss Hallett

Term 5 topic Home Sweet Home

Today we are going to start our new topic for the term ‘Home Sweet Home’. I know you are going to love it! 
 

Keep working hard and going on Mathletics and BugClub every day and completing your weekly writing task. I have added some extra home learning activities for you to do. I suggest you use it like our normal home learning sheet and choose a few each week.

Keep having fun and sharing any learning with me by email to cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Happy learning!laugh

Miss Hallett

Monday 20th April

Your writing task this week is to write instructions. Choose something to make at home, you have the freedom to be as creative as you like. You may choose to make a sandwich for lunch, rice crispy cakes, a bug hotel made out of sticks and leaves or a den in your living room. 

You will need to start with a title and a list of ingredients/equipment. Instructions need to be in order and start with bossy verbs (put, cut, balance, mix). Remember that sentences need to start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. It is due on Friday. 

Do you know your lefts and rights?

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Well done for practising your lefts and rights! I love how you have been inspired by our learning on Mathletics this week. Let me know if you have found any imaginative ways to learn.

Take a look our superb stories 📖

Friday 17th April

Thank you for all of your emails, it is lovely for Mrs Harris, Mrs Wenborn and I to see what you have been up to.

Your writing tasks are due today. Please do let me know if you have had any trouble in completing your writing.

Please don’t forget to keep reading on bug club and I have added a Coronavirus time capsule booklet if you would like to have a go at something a bit different. 

Missing you all,

Miss Hallett

cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

Thursday 16th April

Welcome to term 5! We hope you have had a lovely break; I have enjoyed receiving lots of photos. Please see below what your teachers and friends have been up to.

 

Remember your story based in Africa is due tomorrow. Please email if you need any help, I have already received some great stories and can’t wait to read the rest. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

On mathletics we are today starting a new topic about position and direction. You might want to practise your lefts and rights first. You could blindfold a family member and guide them around the house, I would love to see a video! Use the language left, right, forward, 1 whole turn, half turn and quarter turn.

 

Let me know if anything is too tricky or too easy and how you are getting on.

Miss Hallett

Easter Holidays

I hope you have a happy, fun and peaceful Easter.  Please do keep the emails and photos of what you've been getting up to coming in to cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk . It's wonderful to see what you've all been doing. Of course, with no more activities being set, it might provide an opportunity for those of you who have got a bit behind to catch up. Keep reading lots of different things, books, bug club, recipes, magazines or anything you have around the house. Keep writing, little but often. Mathletics is still there for you to play on and practice your mental maths on Mathletics live.

Your writing task is due on Friday 17th April so you have lots of time to write your story based in Africa. Remember to plan your story by drawing pictures first.

Below are some fun ideas for the holidays if you need them.

Stay safe and stay in touch,

Miss Hallett

 

The end of term 4 Easter service is up. https://www.west-malling.kent.sch.uk/end-of-term-4-service/

Wednesday 1st April

It has been great to hear from so many of you. If you haven’t sent me an email yet, please do, even if it is just to let me know you are okay. cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk

 

I have loved seeing so many photos of work and other fun you have been having. I have posted some below. I’m afraid I couldn’t add everything, and some photos weren’t quite clear enough for the website, but please do enjoy looking through and celebrating each other’s work. If you haven’t had a chance to send me your ‘What would it be like to visit Africa?’ writing yet, please do so.

 

Remember to keep going on mathletics and bug club, so I can see how you are getting on.

If you would like any help with your next writing task (a story based in Africa) or anything else, please let me know.

Miss Hallett

Amazing Africa!

Look what we’ve been doing!

Tuesday 31st March

Almost everyone completed ALL of their mathletics tasks last week so keep it up! You really are letting your light shine! On Mathletics, try the problem solving questions under the yellow explore tab too.

Our new topic is length and height so if you have a tape measure (cm, m) or a ruler (mm or cm), you may like to complete the mathletics tasks in real life too. Measuring objects around the house and then ordering them.

Whether it's a new skill you've learnt, a book you've read or something you've baked - keep us updated!

Stay safe and have lots of special family time too.

Mrs Wenborn, Mrs Harris and I are all missing you.

Miss Hallett

Monday 30th March

Hi Cherry Class,

To finish our Africa topic your new writing task is to write a story based in Africa. You might want to watch Madagascar 1, 2, 3 or a few Tinga Tales on BBC iPlayer for some inspiration. laugh

This writing needs to be completed in the green home learning book. 

 

You will need to plan you story with a beginning, middle and an end. For the middle I would like you to think of a problem that your characters need to solve. Think about the setting and characters first, draw these and think of adjectives. Then, plan your story by drawing pictures, use the story map attached or draw straight into your book. You may want to write a 1st draft, edit and then write up a final version just like we do in school for our writing folders. Use the images below to help you. Try to organise your ideas into paragraphs, write slowly using your best handwriting, make sure sentences start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.

 

This work is due in on Friday 19th April, this gives you a week of school days and time over the Easter holidays, if you wish. Please email to cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk . We are all new to this so if is anything is unclear or if you have any questions please email me. I would also love to see any other writing or learning you have done. I will continue to add to our web page to please keep checking for updates.

Missing you all,

Miss Hallett

Friday 27th March

Thank you for all of your emails so far it is great to hear about so many great outdoor and craft activities as well as writing. Keep sending to cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk !

 

A huge well done to all of you who have completed all the Mathletics tasks set so far. There is also a different type of challenge under the yellow explore button. 3 children have managed to find it so far, please do email if you can’t find it. 

 

Don't forget that your first piece of written work is due in today. I have received some great fact files and artwork already. If you need a little more time please do send over the weekend. 

Enjoy the sunshine,

Miss Hallett

Wednesday 25th March

Thank you so much for your emails, I love to read them. Have you been spending time in the sun? Have you been creative or learnt a new skill?

 

It has been great to see so many of you working hard on bug club and mathletics everyday. When answering the bug questions remember to look back at the book to check your answers. On mathletics I have set you a problem to solve, just like the ones we normally complete in power maths, find it under the yellow explore tab. If you have been finding fractions tricky, or would like some more practise, bitesize has some great games. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82 Finding fractions of objects and amounts may also be fun. I would love to see some photos or even videos of this.

 

I have already received one writing task so I look forward to seeing some more this week. Please use your exercise books for any writing, this could include lists, recipes, stories, poems or handwriting. One parent had an idea of turning the exercise book over and upside down, then creating a diary from the back. I hope you are all staying safe and having fun with your families. We have been so lucky with the weather so I have attached some ideas in case you are getting a little bored.

Missing you all,

Miss Hallett

Dear Cherry Class,

Mrs Harris, Mrs Wenborn and I hope you’re all well and staying safe with your families.

A special email address has been set up cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk that you can contact us on. The email will act a bit like a virtual classroom, so it would be lovely to hear from you. Of course you can ask us questions about the work you are doing, and we’ll do our best to help you, but it would be lovely just to hear what you’re up to and how you’re keeping yourselves busy!

 

There will be three different types of learning that are regularly updated and that we expect you to do.

Mathletics

I have unlocked the first task of our fractions unit, I will unlock 1 or 2 pieces a day for you. Don’t forget to click on the information icon (i) in the activities if you want some hints, tips and teaching to help you! I will be keeping an eye on how you’re doing, but please email if you’re finding something tricky and would like some help.

Bug Club

You have lots of books allocated on Bug Club. Please make sure you email us if, after you’ve read a couple of the book, you’re finding them too easy or too difficult. Of course, this time at home is an absolutely ideal time to get stuck into some ‘real’ books!

Writing Activity

Every Monday I will post a question here on our class page. You can answer the question in any way you like but there must be at least one piece of writing. It would be great to see some art work or extra research to go with it. Try to challenge yourself! Please email a photo of your work to cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk .

Week beginning Monday 23rd March

What would it be like to visit Africa?

You can answer the question in any way you like but there must be at least one piece of writing.  You could write a fact file about African animals or about a specific country. Just like we have done in school all about Nigeria. It would be great to see some art work too. Please email a picture of your finished work to cherryteacher@west-malling.kent.sch.uk by Friday 27th March at 5:00pm. Of course, if you want to send it through before Friday we can give you some feedback. We are looking forward to celebrating your work with you.

 

Take pride in your work, they will be a piece of history for you in the future to look back on. Remember to be the best you can be and let your light shine! We are all missing you already and remember, we are still here to help you. We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Miss Hallett

Today I have sent home new bookmarks with questions to support reading. Please ask some of these questions every time you read to help their learning at school.

This week we have finished our topic on length and height. We have been measuring in m and cm. Don’t forget to keep practising at home!

On Friday we made moving dragons. This combined our English, science and D & T learning, but most importantly we had fun!

We have had lots of fun playing with and learning about toys from the past.

This afternoon we took part in a PERFORM drama workshop. We had fun exploring different countries around the world to find the golden starfish for the Queens birthday!

We have had lots of fun making our egg box dragons.

We have been using our multiplication knowledge to solve word problems.

We have loved using our power maths books! 📖
An enormous well done to all of Cherry class for their amazing Nativity performance! We are all very proud of you!

Pumpkin Poems

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We have had lots of fun creating our own descriptive poems about pumpkins this week. We started the by using our senses to describe pumpkins; we even got to try a little piece! We then looked at a range of poems including Jack Prelutsky's 'Spaghetti Spaghetti' and others about pumpkins. Here are some of our poems.

Oh pumpkin, oh pumpkin

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Oh pumpkin, oh pumpkin

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We had lots of fun identifying and comparing plants from Macey's Meadow. We found a sycamore, cherry and hawthorn tree as well as clovers, dandelions and lots of different types of grass! We thought about the features of a plant and whether they were deciduous or evergreen. Can you identify the leaves we found?

Macey's Meadow

On Thursday 7th November we will be going to Macey's Meadow with Lime class. We will begin our new science topic 'Plants', by identifying different species of plants and trees and comparing the features. Don't forget your coat and wellies, although we will postpone in the case of bad weather. 

A huge well done to everyone in Cherry Class for their performances both during our class assembly and during church. You have all grown in confidence and you should all be very proud!

We enjoyed our walk around West Malling to support our geography learning about maps and our local environment.

We have all loved 'Power Maths'' today! We have been making number bonds to 100, using bead strings and 100 squares to help us.

Our trip to Macey's Meadow

Today we visited Macey's Meadow to support both our science and geography learning. We looked for a range of living things and discussed how they are suited to their habitat. Also, we talked about the differences between human and physical geographic features.

Welcome back!

Cherry Class have made a great start to the year and we are very excited for all that is yet to come!

 

We look forward to see you at our Welcome Afternoons on Wednesday 18th September and Thursday 19th September 2:30-3:00pm.

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