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Things to do during the Easter break


Well done everyone for getting through the week and looking after each other. There will not be daily class blogs for a couple of weeks until we reach Summer term 1.


However, here are some splendid things you could do:


Scouts indoor activities with Bear Grylls:


A wonderful pirate geography game!


Art kids club:


Cbeebies radio stories:


Maths Factor:


20 fun things to do inside!:


Myleen Klass's Music lessons:


Harry Potter Cosmic Yoga!


Cooking with Jamie Oliver:




Fun games on Cbbc:



Friday 27.3.20

Hello y2s! I hope you are having a good morning and are ready for my time activities. Today we will follow on from Miss Robinson's time lesson by revising o'clock, half past and quarters but also look at anytime within 5 minutes in digital form. Please have a look at the link below and sorry about the image but my ceiling lights had just all stopped working!

Now please play these 2 super time games:



After that, please plan your own timetable for the day using pictures and mark what time you will do these.


Please have a go at designing your own plan for the day and write times of when you will do different activities! You can lay it out in your own special way!

Finally,over the next 2 weeks, please make your own dienes blocks or numicon in preparation for next term's maths (summer 1). They could be made from lego, cardboard, paper, stone or anything else which will resemble tens and ones!

Maths - Thursday 26.3.20


Today and tomorrow we'll be revisiting telling the time. Have a look at this video to recap telling the time to o'clock, half past and quarter past/to.


Then you will need to make your own teaching clock! Have a look at this to see how I made mine:


If you have a patio and some chalk, you could also get outside and draw a clock onto your patio - have a look here for an example of this:


Finally, please use your clock to make the following times:


Level 1: 5 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 9 o'clock, 11 o'clock, half past 3, half past 2, half past 4, half past 7, quarter past 6, quarter past 12.


Level 2: All of the above PLUS - quarter past 5, quarter past 9, quarter to 1, quarter to 4, quarter to 9, quarter to 8, quarter to 12, quarter to 10.

Here is a fun spelling and punctuation activity to do either today or another time. Also it links quite well with our Japanese theme. Go for it Karate Cats!

Key year 2 words to learn and practise (You could practise a few words a day and get someone to write them on paper, hide them and then you need to find the one called out!)

Wednesday 25/3/20

Good morning Gruffallos and Stormwhales! Today we are going shopping! Please watch this short clip below:


Then you have 2 choices. You can try Activity A or B. Finally, make your own super store with things around the home, give them prices and show your adults what excellent mathematicians you are!

Activity A shop prices! Lesson objective: To add tens together

Activity A: Step by Step

Activity B price list! Lesson Objective: To add any 2 digit number together

Activity B: Step by step

Maths - 24.3.20


Hello Y2s! We are carrying on with addition today. There are 3 levels and these get progressively harder so please choose which level you'd like to start with.

Level 1 doesn't use a written method - please put the biggest number in your head and count on with your fingers or use this hundred square (please see attached.)


For level 2 and 3 please use the written method (partitioning). I have filmed a video to remind you how to do this! Please show your parents so they can help you with it! Good luck!

Here are some links to help you keep active at home! - Joe Wick's PE - yoga - 'Go Noodle' - these are simple dance videos you can follow with fun lyrics and actions

23.3.20. Maths Work. Hi lovely Walkley people. I hope you are all helping your adults and looking after each other. Here is some maths for you to do on Monday. You will need your map reading and adding skills.We have done a very similar activity so hopefully you will remember it. You can try Activity 1 or 2 and then make your own map! Please look at the photos where I have shown you how to use written methods, Best wishes from Mr Malcolm!

For those of you at home, here is the link for the learning log.


Also to keep up to date with school news and policies please go to this part of the blog:

Here is a wonderful science website from New Zealand. Get researching Gruffalos!

For our "Land of the Rising Sun" topic we have been looking at and paying homage to the wonderful "Great Wave" wood block by Hokusai. Check out these tremendous pieces of art!

The children had a ball during World Book Day! We did lots of reading, some children presented their favourite books and all enjoyed jackanory with Miss Baron and Miss Hill!

Here are some snaps of the gruffalos litter picking to protect our land and oceans. We then had some lovely hot chocolate as a well-deserved reward!

The Gruffalos have been making "Land Ahoy!"board games to show case their learning of our creative curriculum theme. The children then had a go at playing each other's games which were filled with knowledge about oceans, sea life and plastic pollution..

A small team of Y2s were excellent Walkley ambassadors at the Ponds Forge "Cricket All stars" festival. The children had a lot of fun catching, batting and bowling. Thank you very much to Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire cricket club and the Arches project for organising this brilliant event.

The Y2s did themselves and the school proud at the Kingswood 2 day residential. We were so impressed with how well the children supported, comforted and worked with each other while building dens, tidying rooms, climbing walls, building rafts and guiding each other blind folded through a "nightline" obstacle course. Things were so action packed, that everyone had a great night's sleep and decided to do an extra activity of a 3 mile walk round a reservoir on the last day. The Kingswood activity leaders who were with us, commented that we were the most mature, active and politest Key stage 1 group they had ever had. Long live this new Walkley tradition!