St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239

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If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning.

We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between
08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to
admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.

Miss Ballinger - Horizon Class:
horizon@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk

Miss Bond - Enterprise Class:
enterprise@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk

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Frankie Wheeler(a couple of months ago)

Hello the ten frames the bottom one has 6 aliens the middle one has 4 aliens if you moved them togerher it would make 10 6 + 4 = 10 so only one frame would be empty. Good maths thinking Frankie. From Mrs Imeson

Dani Fliski(a couple of months ago)

I went sledging down a big hill with mummy nanny and my brother Ethan. It was great fun.

Frankie Wheeler(a couple of months ago)

Frankie thinks the pictures are 2 different wood logs painted black. Thank you for your super guess Frankie. I thought it was a carpet and I was really surprised it was a feather. Were you surprised? Mrs Imeson

William Hodges(a couple of months ago)

I built a snowman and went out on our sledge that is very old because it used to belong to my Mummy!

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I have found 12 ways using adding subtraction and multiplication

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Year 2's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning hub. Please find details of this weeks homework below and the overview for this week.
We look forward to seeing the work you complete and celebrating your achievements.

 

Can you spot yourself, or your work, in our Shining Brightly Slideshow?

Welcome Year 2!

Here you will find find the week's homework activities and learning activities for completing at home if you are isolating. Please only complete the daily activities if you are isolating at home, as we are covering the same learning in class.

Please upload any photographs of your work using SeeeSaw. 

Click the icon to return your work. 

(Please note our daily 9am and 1.40pm zoom sessions have now stopped.  If your child is isolating due to Covid19 we will arrange appropriate contact and support.) 

 

Our Worship Values this term are:

Friendship and Generosity

 

Click the image above to access the Oxford Owl Online Library. 

Login using your class username and password. 

 

Enterprise Class: 
usename: enterpriseclass           password: shinebrightly

Horizon Class:
 usename:
horizonclass           password: shinebrightly

Here you will be able to access two online libraries and additional spelling activities. 
There are also tips and resources to support learning at home.

Ninja Vocabulary

Can you include any of these words in your writing?

discomfort, delicately, opinion, accurate, lashing, sequence, halfway, downstairs, repeat, knead, wander, clothes, emerged, decide, plundered, magnificent, forbidden determined, peep, camouflage, pesky, genius, nemesis, corrupt, villain, powerless, suspicious, defeated, waggle, vertical, stash, critical, festive, secluded, tropical, reveal, smothered, attic, ocean, horizon, label, habitat, adventure, pollution, environment, problem, solution, biodegrade, cheerful and horrid, impatient, ingredients, explode, wrinkly, unpleasant, obnoxious, boast, enormous, secretive.

Here you will find our year two and one words too!

Homework  - Monday 10th May 2021

Subject Task  Notes

Handwriting

DAILY: 10-15minutes 

 You should be able to access your class area on the Letter Join website.

Under the 'Fun' tab you can find fun games to practice spelling and handwriting.

 Here you will find a document to practice this weeks spelling and handwriting words.

Handwriting Worksheet

Click the image to visit the letter-join website. 

Spelling

DAILY: 10-15minutes

Log in to EdShed and complete the assigned challenge.

Homophones - Stage 2, List 31

You can also access additional ReadWriteInc. spelling activities using the Oxford Owl login above.

 

Click the image to visit the EdShed website. 

 Mathematics

DAILY: 10-15minutes 

Log in to Mathletics and complete the assigned activities specified in the daily tasks below. 

Your new activities for this week are:
Fractions of a Collection 1
Halves and Quarters
Test

If you have completed all assigned tasks, you could spend time exploring the other games and challenges on the website. 

Click the image to visit the Mathletics website.

  

 

Monday 10th May 2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics
30-45minutes

 

Can I recognise 2/4 as two of four equal parts and use fraction notation?

On Friday, we recapped that 1/4 is one of four equal parts. Today we are going to be recognising 2/4. 

What do you notice about the fraction notation 2/4? 

 

 

 

 

Additional Activity:

Maths on Track

English

30-40 minutes

 

WORD OF THE DAY: significant

 

Can I use suffixes ful and less?

 

Have a go at this activity.

 

Reading

15-20minutes

  Alternatively, try to read for 15-20 minutes today.

It doesn't need to be your school reading book - you could choose a comic, newspaper, magazine, an online article or a favourite book from home. 

There are lots of books to choose from in the Oxford Owl Online Library too.  

Why not email in a photo of you reading in your favourite quiet spot at home?

You can also log in to 'Phonics Play' and choose a Phase 3 or 4 game. This will help to secure the sounds you already know. 

username: jan21     password: home

Alternatively you could visit the following website and complete a phonics video for one of the sounds on your child's flashcard keyring.

Please email Miss Bond or Miss Ballinger if you are unsure which sounds to practise.

Keeping Active

20-30minutes

Revisit a PE with Joe Wicks  session from the bank of videos on his YouTube channel. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Join Jaime on a Cosmic adventure! 

 Find a JustDance video to follow along with and dance around your living room. 

Try a GoNoodle activity and keep get sweaty with this 20minute Total Motion workout. 

 You could also go out for a walk, ride your bike or scooter and record the distance on your Steps2Summit account.

Other Learning

30-45minutes

Can I recall information about the SS Great Britain? 

Click on the image opposite to watch a video of Sean having a look round the SS Great Britain with its designer – Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

On the tour he found out what happened on deck, why it was so fast, how the engines worked and even sat down for lunch with Brunel in the Dining Saloon.

Write down 4-6 interesting facts in full sentences. 

 

  



 

Tuesday 11th May 2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

Mathematics
30-45minutes

 

Can I find 2/4 of an amount?

 

 

Additional Activity:

 Maths on Track

English

30minutes

 WORD OF THE DAY: educated

 

Can I answer questions about Isambard Kingdom Brunel? (reading comprehension)

 

Read the facts on this PowerPoint

 

Then answer these questions

 

 

Reading

15-20minutes

 

 Try to read for 15-20 minutes today.

It doesn't need to be your school reading book - you could choose a comic, newspaper, magazine, an online article or a favourite book from home. 

There are lots of books to choose from in the Oxford Owl Online Library too.  

Why not email in a photo of you reading in your favourite quiet spot at home?

You can also log in to 'Phonics Play' and choose a Phase 3 or 4 game. This will help to secure the sounds you already know. 

username: jan21     password: home

Alternatively you could visit the following website and complete a phonics video for one of the sounds on your child's flashcard keyring.

Please email Miss Bond or Miss Ballinger if you are unsure which sounds to practise.

Keeping Active

20-30minutes

Revisit a PE with Joe Wicks  session from the bank of videos on his YouTube channel. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Join Jaime on a Cosmic adventure! 

 Find a JustDance video to follow along with and dance around your living room. 

Try a GoNoodle activity and keep get sweaty with this 20minute Total Motion workout. 

  You could also go out for a walk, ride your bike or scooter and record the distance on your Steps2Summit account.

Other Learning

30-45minutes

 Class Worship - Loaves and Fishes

Explore the bible story 'Feeding the Five Thousand'.  You can watch the video opposite or read the information on the PowerPoint slides. 

Now think about the following:

Why do you think the little boy in the story shared his packed lunch? Can you think of some reasons he might have done this?

Write about a time when you have found it easy to share, and another time when you have found it difficult. Try and explain why you felt differently on these two occasions. 

 

Click on the image to watch the video. 

  



 

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics
30-45minutes

 

Can I recognise that a half is equivalent to 2/4?


Explore this short video from White Rose Maths. 

 

Additional Activities:

White Rose Worksheet

Answers

 

 

Maths on Track

English

30-45minutes

WORD OF THE DAY: chief

 

Can I write for different purposes? (fact file plan)

 

What should the title of our fact file be? Who or what is it about?

 

What sub headings could we use? Can we split our facts into groups in chronological order?

 

  • What happened to Isambard first?
  • What did he do second?
  • What did he do next?
  • What did he do after that?

What pictures could you put with your sub headings to help the reader understand what they are reading? Do they need captions?

 

Here is a template you could use to help you organise your title, subheadings and pictures.

     Remember chronological means putting events in the order that they happened.

Reading

15-20minutes

 

Try to read for 15-20 minutes today.

It doesn't need to be your school reading book - you could choose a comic, newspaper, magazine, an online article or a favourite book from home. 

There are lots of books to choose from in the Oxford Owl Online Library too.  

Why not email in a photo of you reading in your favourite quiet spot at home?

You can also log in to 'Phonics Play' and choose a Phase 3 or 4 game. This will help to secure the sounds you already know. 

username: jan21     password: home

Alternatively you could visit the following website and complete a phonics video for one of the sounds on your child's flashcard keyring.

Please email Miss Bond or Miss Ballinger if you are unsure which sounds to practise.

Keeping Active

20-30minutes

Revisit a PE with Joe Wicks  session from the bank of videos on his YouTube channel. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Join Jaime on a Cosmic adventure! 

 Find a JustDance video to follow along with and dance around your living room. 

Try a GoNoodle activity and keep get sweaty with this 20minute Total Motion workout. 

You could also go out for a walk, ride your bike or scooter and record the distance on your Steps2Summit account.

Other Learning

30minutes

Can I understand that sometimes it is good to keep a secret and sometimes it is not good to keep a secret? 

There are two different types of secrets and it is very important to know the difference. Good secrets
help make us feel happy and usually lead to good surprises. But some
secrets can make us worry and feel sad or frightened. These are
‘worry’ secrets.

Have a look at the two pictures opposite. Which of the children is keeping a good secret? How can you tell? What feelings might they be feeling? How about the child who is keeping a ‘worry secret’. 

Think of some times when it is okay to keep a good secret.

What would you do if you had a worry secret? Who would you tell? Are there some secrets that you should tell to an adult? Why should we not keep these secrets? How might you feel?
Who could you tell? What makes it difficult to tell worry secrets?
Who can you trust to talk to about secrets that worry you?

 

Can you think of a scenario to fill each thought bubble?

 

Example:

Good Secret: Organising a surprise birthday party and a special present for Jigsaw Jo.

Worry Secret: Some of Jigsaw Jo’s friends watched a scary movie together that
was meant for grown-ups. They are all having bad dreams about it.
The person who said they should watch it said it had to be a secret.

 



 

Thursday 13th May 2021

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics
30-45minutes

 

Video & Worksheet 
(15-20minutes)

Mathletics
Pictograms: Who has the goods?
(5-10minutes)

Can I recognise three quarters as three of four equal parts and use fraction notation?

Additional Activity:

Maths on Track Activity  

English

40 mins

 WORD OF THE DAY: structure

 

Can I write for different purposes? (non-fiction) HOT TASK

 

Use your plan from yesterday to write the title of your fact file, the first sub heading, the facts to go with that sub heading and a picture to go with the text.

 

In school we have organised our facts into 

Early life

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Great Western Railway

Impact of Isambard's engineering

 

 

Writing check list

  • Capital letters, full stops, finger spaces.
  •  Possessive apostrophes - Brunel's, Isambard's
  • Commas in a list - power of three adjectives.
  • Contractions
  • Ninja words
  • Year 2 words

Reading

15-20minutes

 

 Try to read for 15-20 minutes today.

It doesn't need to be your school reading book - you could choose a comic, newspaper, magazine, an online article or a favourite book from home. 

There are lots of books to choose from in the Oxford Owl Online Library too.  

Why not email in a photo of you reading in your favourite quiet spot at home?

 

You can also log in to 'Phonics Play' and choose a Phase 3 or 4 game. This will help to secure the sounds you already know. 

username: jan21     password: home

Alternatively you could visit the following website and complete a phonics video for one of the sounds on your child's flashcard keyring.

Please email Miss Bond or Miss Ballinger if you are unsure which sounds to practise.

Keeping Active

20-30minutes

 Revisit a PE with Joe Wicks  session from the bank of videos on his YouTube channel. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Join Jaime on a Cosmic adventure! 

 Find a JustDance video to follow along with and dance around your living room. 

Try a GoNoodle activity and keep get sweaty with this 20minute Total Motion workout. 

 You could also go out for a walk, ride your bike or scooter and record the distance on your Steps2Summit account.

Oher Learning

30-45minutes

   Can I listen to and appraise a song about friendship? 

Using the link opposite, listen carefully to the song. Perhaps even close your eyes. Move along to the pulse and use your imagination as you enjoy the music. 

Does the song tell a story? What can you hear? How does the music make you feel? What did you like/dislike about the song? 

Follow along with the video, and begin to learn the Makaton signs to accompany the lyrics. We'd love to see videos of you signing this song!

 

Click on the image to watch the video.

This video is on YouTube, please ask a grown-up before watching this on your own. 

 



 

GoNoodle

www.gonoodle.com/goodenergy 

Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.