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Tuesday 19th January

Good Morning Class 2!




Did you have a good day yesterday? It was very cold. I had to de-ice my car yesterday morning before driving to school!

We had a good day in school yesterday. We started off by doing PE with Joe. Did you do it too? If not, you could do yesterday's session today! My favourite part of the day was doing our first group Guided Reading Teams session. Monty joined in from home and it was lovely to see him! It will be your group's turn later this week or next week. Look out for an email from me or Mrs Pilgrim with some information.

I hope you have a lovely day today! Try to get outside at some point today for a bit of fresh air and exercise. But wrap up warm because it's very cold!


Love Mrs Sothcott


Yesterday, your Mighty Writing task was to write a recount of your weekend news. Today you are going to edit what you have written and then write a little bit more. I have been really impressed with all of the editing that I have seen in the Mighty Writing that has been emailed to me!

Start by reading carefully what you have written. While you are reading, think about the following:


Have you remembered a nice, tall capital letter at the beginning of each sentence?

Have you remembered a capital letter for any names of people or places?

Have you put a full stop at the end of each sentence?

Have you used your sound mat and tricky word mat to help you spell words correctly?

Have you used any adjectives to add detail?


Now read you recount again and use a green pen to edit. Year 2s, you should be able to do this fairly independently. Year 1s, you might need a grown up to help you with this.

When you have finished editing, continue writing for another 10 minutes.


I would really like to read your recounts so please email them to me when you are finished!



Today we are carrying on with the 5 times table. Practise saying it out loud.

1 x 5 = 5

2 x 5 = 10

3 x 5 = 15

4 x 5 = 20

5 x 5 = 25

6 x 5 = 30

7 x 5 = 35

8 x 5 = 40

9 x 5 = 45

10 x 5 = 50

11 x 5 = 55

12 x 5 = 60


Now have a go at the below activity using your 5 times table skills!

Today we are learning about arrays. Watch the video to find out what they are.

Year 1:


Choose a repeated addition sentence from the sentence document below and have a go at making an array to go with it. Take a photo and then try another one. Remember rows go across and columns go down. Use whatever objects you like from round the house. I can't wait to see your arrays!

Year 2:


Choose one of my arrays from the below document and write the repeated addition number sentence to go with it like this:


Click on the Power Point below and practice reading each sound carefully:

Year 1:

Today we are going to learn how the letter 'y' can sometimes make an 'igh' sound at the end of some words, like 'fly'.

Click on the link below for your phonics lesson:

Year 2:

Over the next few days, we are going to learn about verbs. Verbs are action words. Click on the document below and read the focus text. The verbs are coloured in green:

Read the focus text again. Are the actions (verbs) happening now or in the past? 


Verbs are very important in sentences. They tell us about actions, what is happening or what someone is doing. A sentence does not make sense without a verb. Read the focus text again without the verbs. Does it make sense?


All verbs have a past and a present tense.  The verbs in the sentence are written in the present tense. That means that they are happening now. The past tense form shows that it happened before, or in the past.


Now have a go at the sheet below:

Mrs Hayward's RSPB Bird Feeder Challenge

On the 29-31st January it is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Click on the link below to find out all about this event and to sign up.

Mrs Hayward has made a clever video showing you how to make your very own bird feeder for your garden:
Below are some activity sheets to help you count and tell us about the birds that visit your garden:
Happy Bird Watching! Send us an email to let us know how you get on.


Choose a book and read for at least 15 minutes. You could choose one of your books from home or log onto Bug Club and read one of your books on there.

Now click the link below to listen to Mrs Hayward reading The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson: