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Weekly Update from Miss B (13.07.2020)

Week beginning: 13.07.2020 

 

Hello Sycamore,

 

It is your final week of work before the Summer holidays! laugh

Make sure you work hard this week so you can truly enjoy your Summer break!

You can find this weeks work and instructions by clicking on the ‘ School Closure’ star above, then ‘Weekly Tasks’ and then select ‘w/b 13.07.2020’.

 

yesNow for last week’s superstars…yes

 

Our superstars were:

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Zain

Lexia Superstar - Daisy

Purple Mash Superstar – Keeva

Prodigy Superstar – Faiz

SumDog Superstar – Lewis

 

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Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Zain, Aishah, Keeva, Shayden and James for completing their challenges on Big Maths! Keep it up you Maths superstars!

Extra congratulations to Daniel who was promoted in his Learn Its this week!

 

Remember to try and do the activities for the July activity calendar below.

 

Please take pictures of the work you have done or any activities you have completed at home and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

 

 

Happy working,

 

Miss Burton heart

July Activity Calendar

HOMEWORK FOR WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED

 

READING

  • Continue reading for at least 20 min daily. This is your opportunity to read even more and improve rapidly. Read to yourself. Read to your siblings. Read to your parents. Read to your pets.
  • Do your WOW book three times a week – use tasks in your WOW book.
  • Read different eBooks on Oxford Owl website (www.oxfordowl.co.uk) Go through ‘My class login’ (username: syca  password: syca)
  • More eBooks to read:

https://www.digitallibrary.io/

www.getepic.com  ‎(sign up for free for 30 days!)

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

WRITING

  • Start a diary. Write a few sentences about your day every other day. What did you do? What film did you watch? What did you cook? Which toy did you play with? How did you feel about different activities you did? etc.
  • Make a comic book with your favourite characters. Use paper or this online tool: http://readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html
  • Use this http://www.pobble365.com  as a daily stimulus for talking and writing.  Activities under the photo - a new photo every day. This is great!
  • More writing ideas can be found here:

www.literacyshed.com

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing

MATHS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

https://mathszone.co.uk/

  • Play maths games on Oxford Owl website (www.oxfordowl.co.uk) Go through ‘My class login’ (username: syca  password: syca)
  • Year 2 Home Learning Pack (see below)
  • Great maths games for all levels at www.sumdog.com (You can sign up for free!)

SCIENCE

PE/STAYING FIT

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

Punctuation, spelling & grammar

GENERAL

  • Look at SATs papers from previous years and practise arithmetic, reasoning and reading.

                    https://www.satspapers.org.uk/

Weekly Update from Miss B (06.07.2020)

Week beginning: 06.07.2020 

 

Happy Monday! laugh

 

You can find this weeks work and instructions by clicking on the ‘ School Closure’ star above, then ‘Weekly Tasks’ and then select ‘w/b 06.07.2020’.

 

 

yesNow for last week’s superstars…yes

 

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Zain

Lexia Superstar - Bryan

Purple Mash Superstar – Aishah

Prodigy Superstar – Keeva

SumDog Superstar – Lewis

 

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Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Bryan, Hibbah, Zain, Marwa, Faiz, Keeva, Kiana, Daisy and James for completing their challenges on Big Maths! Keep it up you Maths superstars! smiley

 

yesJune Activity Calendar Superstaryes

Congratulations to James, the only person to complete every single day of the June Activity Calendar!!

All 30 days!

You have shown great dedication and should be very proud! I have loved your daily emails about the activities and I know that you enjoyed completing them!

Great work James! smiley

 

If anyone wants to try the daily activity calendar, I have uploaded July’s calendar below. Have fun!

 

Remember to take pictures of the work you have done or any activities you have completed at home and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

Your pictures could then be featured in our School Closure Gallery wink

Please check out our gallery by clicking on the ‘School Closure’ star above, then ‘Gallery’.

 

Have a great week,

 

Miss Burton heart

Weekly Update from Miss B (22.06.2020)

Week beginning: 22.06.2020 

 

Happy Monday Sycamore Class!

 

You can find this weeks work and instructions by clicking on the ‘ School Closure’ star above, then ‘Weekly Tasks’ and then select ‘w/b 22.06.2020’.

 

 

yesNow for last week’s superstars…yes

 

Our superstars were:

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Wocho

June Activity Calendar Superstar - James

Lexia Superstar - Wocho

Purple Mash Superstar – Isaac

Prodigy Superstar – Faiz

SumDog Superstar –Lewis

 

Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Bryan, Hibbah, Zain, Marwa, Aishah, Keeva, Kiana, Daisy, James and Kayden for completing their challenges on Big Maths! Great work guys!

12 of you completed your challenges! The week before we had 10, let’s see if we can beat 12 and have even more of complete your challenges this week!

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Extra congratulations to Daniel, Isaac, Marwa and Kiana who were promoted! Fantastic work!

 

I look forward to seeing all the work that you complete this week.

Remember to take pictures of the work you have done or any activities you have completed at home and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

Your pictures could then be featured in our School Closure Gallery laugh

You can check our Sycamore Class Gallery by clicking on the ‘ School Closure’ star above, then selecting ‘Gallery’. 

 

Miss Burton heart

June Activity Calendar

Weekly Update from Miss B (29.06.2020)

Week beginning: 29.06.2020 

 

Hello Sycamore smiley

 

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine and heat last week!

 

You can find this weeks work and instructions by clicking on the ‘ School Closure’ star above, then ‘Weekly Tasks’ and then select ‘w/b 29.06.2020’.

 

 

yesNow for last week’s superstars…yes

 

Our superstars were:

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Zain

June Activity Calendar Superstar - James

Lexia Superstar - Bryan

Purple Mash Superstar – Isaac

Prodigy Superstar – Faiz

SumDog Superstar –Lewis

 

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Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Bryan, Hibbah, Keeva, Kiana, Daisy, James and Kayden for completing their challenges on Big Maths! Keep it up!

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Congratulations James for being promoted! Fantastic!

I wonder if anyone will be promoted this week…

 

Remember to take pictures of the work you have done or any activities you have completed at home and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

Your pictures could then be featured in our School Closure Gallery laugh

Please check out our gallery by clicking on the ‘School Closure’ star above, then ‘Gallery’.

 

Happy working wink,

 

Miss Burton heart

Weekly Update from Miss B (15.06.2020)

Week beginning: 15.06.2020 

 

Hi Sycamore wink,

 

I hope you had a lovely weekend!

As of this week the work we set will be different.

 

REQUIRED WORK

If you scroll down the page you will find this week’s activities which include: Reading, Writing, Maths and Topic work. I have outlined what these activities include and how they can be completed below.

 

Reading:

There are 2 Reading tasks below which can be completed on 2 different days.

 

Writing:

The writing task below can be completed over 4 days or all in 1 day. The choice is yours.

Here is my suggestion:

  • Monday – Read the task. Discuss the questions on page 2 and then begin to plan using the Writing Frame on page 3.
  • Tuesday – Start or continue with planning using Writing Frame.
  • Wednesday – Use the plan and write the short story. Make sure you say the sentences ALOUD before writing them.
  • Thursday – Check your writing. Make sure the sentences make sense! Use page 5 of the writing task to help check your work.

 

Maths:

I suggest that your child completes 1 page of the Maths activities below (there are 4) per day and then on one day complete the 8 arithmetic questions below and their Big Maths Challenges.

Here is my suggestion:

  • Monday – Page 1 of Maths tasks.
  • Tuesday – Page 2 of Maths tasks.
  • Wednesday – Page 3 of Maths tasks.
  • Thursday – Page 4 of Maths tasks.
  • Friday – Arithmetic questions and Big Maths Challenges.

 

Topic:

In Year 2, the home learning topic this half-term is Under the Sea. The topic learning grid can be found below. Please aim to complete 2 of the tasks on the topic grid per week.

 

Please take pictures of the work you have completed and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk laugh

 

 

EXTRAS

  • Once the required tasks have been completed for the day, please use your login to do some Maths, Grammar and Spelling practice on Big Maths, Emile, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy or SumDog.

 

  • As always make sure you read everyday!

Try reading books on Epic!

Website: www.getepic.com/students

Class Code: deh7956

Select your name and then you are in!

 

  • Please continue with the June activity calendar challenge. I know children have been really enjoying these tasks. As it is something different everyday it can help to bring excitement for the children and make the days less repetitive and boring.

Remember to take pictures of the activities you have completed and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

You can see pictures that children have sent me below. Keep them coming smiley

 

yesNow for last week’s superstars…yes

 

Our superstars were:

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Zain

June Activity Calendar Superstar - James

Lexia Superstar - Aishah

Purple Mash Superstar –Daniel

Prodigy Superstar – Keeva

SumDog Superstar – Isatu & Lewis

 

Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Bryan, Hibbah, Marwa, Aishah, Keeva, Kiana, Daisy and James for completing their challenges on Big Maths! Great work guys!yes

We had 10 children complete their challenges last week, let’s beat it and have even more this week!

Extra congratulations to Aishah and James who also had promotions!

 

 

Happy working!

 

Miss Burton heart

Writing Tasks - w/b 15.06.2020

Topic Grid (Summer 2) - Under the Sea

Weekly Update from Miss B (08.06.2020)

Week beginning: 08.06.2020 

 

Hi Sycamore smiley,

 

I hope you are well and have been completing the June activity calendar challenge. Remember to take pictures of the activities you have completed and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

 

The work set will be different next week, but this week you still need to complete the following:

  • Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. Everyday they have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then there are activities beneath the video on the webpage. Choose 1 activity to do for each lesson.

Also, from Monday to Friday you can watch Year 2 Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 10am, and again on BBC iPlayer.

If you are not doing the daily BBC Bitesize lessons, then make sure you are doing 3 of the tasks from our “HOMEWORK FOR WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED” list, every day.

  • Use your login to do some Maths, Grammar and Spelling practice on Big Maths, Emile, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy or SumDog.
  • Read everyday!

Try reading books on Epic!

Website: www.getepic.com/students

Class Code: deh7956

Select your name and then you are in!

 

yesNow for last week’s superstars…yes

 

Our superstars were:

GetEpic! Reading Superstars – Zain & Zameer

June Activity Calendar Superstar - James

Purple Mash Superstar – Isaac

Prodigy Superstar – Keeva

Emile Superstar - Zain

 

Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Zain, Keeva, Kiana and James for completing their challenges on Big Maths!

Keep up the great work you Maths Superstars!laugh

Extra congratulations to Daniel, Isaac, Keeva, Kiana and James who also had promotions!

 

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Burton heart

Weekly Update from Miss B (01.06.2020)

Week beginning: 01.06.2020 

 

Hi Sycamore,

 

I hope you all enjoyed your half-term and the sunshine! laugh

 

It is the 1st June today; we are in a new month and halfway through 2020!!

I have a challenge for you this month…

Below you will find a June activity calendar. Each day there is an activity that you can do, so everyday complete the activity for that date.

You can keep track of it by writing it down, or if possible your parents could print the calendar and you can cross off each day. Take pictures of you completing the activities and send them to our class email address, sycamore@kafed.org.uk , and if you like I could post them on our Sycamore class page. Today’s activity is to learn a cool cat fact for “Adopt a Cat Month”. Why not record yourself saying your cat fact and email it to me? I can’t wait to see all the activities you get up to! I wonder how many activities you will complete and if anyone will do all 30 days… smiley

 

Now, for this week’s work:

  • Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. Everyday they have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then there are activities beneath the video on the webpage. Choose 1 activity to do for each lesson.

Also, from Monday to Friday you can watch Year 2 Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 10am, and again on BBC iPlayer.

If you are not doing the daily BBC Bitesize lessons, then make sure you are doing 3 of the tasks from our “HOMEWORK FOR WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED” list, every day.

  • Use your login to do some Maths, Grammar and Spelling practice on Big Maths, Emile, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy or SumDog.
  • Read everyday!

Try reading books on Epic!

Website: www.getepic.com/students

Class Code: deh7956

Select your name and then you are in!

 

I look forward to seeing all the activities you get up to this month!

Don't forget to email me your June calendar activities, your work or any fun things you get up to. Send it to sycamore@kafed.org.uk .

Happy working wink

 

Miss Burton heart

Weekly Update from Miss B (18.05.2020)

Week beginning: 18.05.2020 

 

Happy Monday Sycamore,

 

I hope you are all well! smiley

 

Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th May), was meant to be our School Sports Day which I know you all would have loved! Since we are still learning from home, Elfrida have decided that we are going to have a Stay at Home Sport’s Day! You can participate in activities and games at home with your families instead.  All of the activities are available on our school website (https://www.elfridaprimary.org.uk/lockdown-sports-day/) and are linked below.

So take part in the challenges and have fun as a family! laugh

Parents/carers, there is also an editable certificate that you can print for your child/ren.

And don’t forget to take pictures and post them on our Twitter page @ElfridaSchool using the hashtag #StayAtHomeSportsDay

 

As normal, this week’s work:

  • Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. Everyday they have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then there are activities beneath the video on the webpage. Choose 1 activity to do for the lesson.

Remember from Monday to Friday, you can also watch Year 2 Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 10am, and again on BBC iPlayer.

If you are not doing the daily BBC Bitesize lessons, then make sure you are doing 3 of the tasks from our “HOMEWORK FOR WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED” list, every day.

  • Use your login to do some Maths, Grammar and Spelling practice on Big Maths, Emile, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy or SumDog.
  • Read everyday!

Try reading books on Epic!

Website: www.getepic.com/students

Class Code: deh7956

Select your name and then you are in!

 

Now for last week’s superstars...

yesOur superstars were:yes

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Zameer & Aishah

Purple Mash Superstar – James & Keeva

Prodigy Superstar – Keeva

SumDog Superstar – James & Lewis

Emile Superstar - Isatu

 

Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Bryan, Zain, Keeva, and James for completing their challenges on Big Maths!

Remember this should be done weekly so let’s have more people complete their challenges this week!enlightened

 

Have a great week and enjoy Stay at Home Sports Day tomorrow!

 

Miss Burton heart

Stay at Home Sports Day

Well done James!

Weekly Update from Miss B (11.05.2020)

Week beginning: 11.05.2020 

 

Hi Sycamore,

 

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine this weekend and that you are ready to work this week!

This week’s work:

  • Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. Everyday they have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then there are activities beneath the video on the webpage. Choose 1 activity to do for the lesson.

Remember from Monday to Friday, you can also watch Year 2 Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 10am, and again on BBC iPlayer.

If you are not doing the daily BBC Bitesize lessons, then make sure you are doing 3 of the tasks from our “HOMEWORK FOR WHEN SCHOOL IS CLOSED” list, every day.

  • Use your login to do some Maths, Grammar and Spelling practice on Big Maths, Emile, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy or SumDog.
  • Read everyday!

Try reading books on Epic!

Website: www.getepic.com/students

Class Code: deh7956

Select your name and then you are in!

 

Now for last week’s superstars…

yesOur superstars were:yes

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Aishah

Purple Mash Superstar – James & Keeva

Prodigy Superstar – Kayden

Emile Superstar - Isatu

 

Well done to Daniel, Isaac, Zain, Keeva, Kiana and James for completing their challenges on Big Maths!laugh

Remember this should be done weekly so let’s have more people complete their challenges this week. Let’s try and get Sycamore class to the top of the Elfrida leader board!wink

 

 

Have a great week!

 

Miss Burton heart

Weekly Update from Miss B (04.05.2020)

Week beginning: 04.05.2020 

 

Happy Monday Sycamore class,

 

I hope you are all doing well and that you got my letter! mail

 

Remember you should be doing work everyday! School may be closed but learning never stops!

This week’s work:

  • Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. Everyday they have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then there are tasks beneath the video on the web page. Be sure to do these daily lessons.

From Monday to Friday, you can also watch Year 2 Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 10am, and again on BBC iPlayer.

  • Use your login to do some Maths, Grammar and Spelling practice on Big Maths, Emile, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy or SumDog.
  • Read everyday! If you are running low on books at home try reading on Epic! There are so many books to choose from.

Website: www.getepic.com/students

Class Code: deh7956

Select your name and then you are in!

 

Now for last weeks superstars…

yesOur superstars were:yes

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Zameer

Lexia Superstar - Bryan

Purple Mash Superstar – James

Prodigy Superstar – Kayden

SumDog Superstar – Zain

Emile Superstar - Isatu

 

Well done to Hibbah, Zain, Keeva, James and Kayden for completing their challenges on Big Maths! laugh

 

I wonder who will be our, Big Maths, Emile, Epic, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy and SumDog superstars this week?

 

Happy working smiley

 

Miss Burton 

Weekly Update from Miss B (27.04.2020)

Week beginning: 27.04.2020 

 

Hello Sycamore class,

 

Well done to those of you who completed lots of work last week! I was very impressed!

 

yes At the end of the week, our superstars were: yes

GetEpic! Reading Superstar – Aishah

Lexia Superstar - Bryan

Purple Mash Superstar – Keeva

Prodigy Superstar – Kiana

SumDog Superstar – James

 

Special shout out to the only 3 children who complete their weekly challenges on Big Maths: Keeva, James and Kayden! Great job you guys! laugh

 

I wonder who will be our Big Maths, Epic, Lexia, Purple Mash, Prodigy and SumDog superstars this week?

 

This week, you should continue doing the Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons. Everyday they have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then some tasks. This would be a great way to keep learning! Try at least 1 of the lessons each day.

 

Make sure you do some of the ‘2Do’ activities on Purple Mash this week. There are new 2Do tasks every week.

 

Keep reading!

 

 

Miss Burton smiley

Weekly Update from Miss B (22.04.2020)

Week beginning: 20.04.2020 

 

Hello Sycamore class laugh,

 

I hope that you all enjoyed your Easter holidays and are ready to get back to work!

 

Well done to those of you who have been completing work online.

Some of you have been very active at completing online tasks.

yes So far this week our superstars are: yes

GetEpic! Reading Superstars – Aishah and James

Lexia Superstar - Bryan

Purple Mash Superstar – Keeva

Prodigy Superstar – Kiana

SumDog Superstar – James

 

 

enlightened

This week, I would really like you and your parents to do the Year 2 daily lessons on BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons . Everyday they will have 3 new lessons – 1 Maths, 1 English and 1 Topic. Each lesson has a video and then some tasks. This would be a great way to keep learning!

 

Also, everyone should complete some of the ‘2Do’ activities on Purple Mash this week. I would love to see the work you do and have a chat with you about it on the website.

 

Remember, we may be at home but we should still be doing some learning and reading everyday! Make sure you do the BBC Bitesize lessons, Purple Mash activities and remember there are lots of different activity ideas, that you can do at home below.

 

Happy working,

 

Miss Burton smiley

Polar Lands

Our topic for the Spring Term is Polar Lands.

We will be focusing on Antarctica and great Polar Explorers, such as Tom Crean and Ernest Shackleton!

Please ensure your child explores this interesting topic more at home by completing their project homework. 

Maybe you could watch nature shows about the Polar Lands with your child at home...

Amazing Africa

Our topic for Autumn 2 is, Amazing Africa.

We will be focusing on Kenya. The children will be comparing their life in London, to life in a tribe in a Kenyan village.

Please ensure your child explores this fantastic topic more at home by completing their project homework.

Amazing Africa Project Homework

Many children produced fantastic pieces of homework about Africa. Masai tribe necklaces and musical instruments were popular homework choices.

African Masks

In Art, we designed and then created our very own African masks. It was really fun!

Today (08.10.19), we went on a trip to Greenwich Ecology Park. It was busy day and we had an eventful journey but we behaved very sensibly. At the ecology park, we looked at different habitats, plants and animals (mostly minibeasts). Some of us were brave enough to touch them!

Thank-you to all the adults that came with us J

We've got the Whole World in our Hands

Our topic for this half-term is, We've got the Whole World in our Hands.

We will introduce the children to the ecological challenges that face the modern world. The children will undertake a range of activities that challenge them to engage with environmental issues and to understand the simple changes we can make to live more sustainable lives.

Try to get involved in caring for our world at home by:

  • Recycling
  • Make sure rubbish goes in the bin (don't be a litter bug)
  • Look for ways to save water & electricity at home
  • Try to walk to school everyday (if possible)
  • Can you think of anymore.....

Summer Homework

In connection with our, We've got the Whole World in our Hands topic, the Summer homework was to research an endangered animal. Well done to those who completed this yes

There have been some lovely shoe box habitats!

Welcome to Sycamore

Welcome to Year 2 and our Sycamore class page! We are really looking forward to getting to know you and teaching you lots of interesting and fun things this year! Let's make this the best year yet smiley
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