Learning, loving and growing; together as God's children

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Class Teacher- Mrs N Garside

Supported by- Miss S Cooper

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Monday 1st June 2020

Summer 2

Week 1

Thank you to everyone who shared their home learning with me last week.   I am looking forward to seeing even more this week.  Email your learning to me at, KS1homelearning@ststephensceprimary.co.uk.  Remember to put my name in the subject box.  

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 English - Adventure Story Mountain.pdfDownload
 English - Adventure Story Word Mat.pdfDownload
 English - Adventure Story Writing Checklist.pdfDownload
 English - Common Exception Words Booklet.pdfDownload
 English - Example Text-WAGOLL.pdfDownload
 History - Christopher Columbus.pptDownload
 Maths - may-maths-masters-year-2.pdfDownload
 PE - Jumping Frogs.pptDownload
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Friday 22nd May 2020

Hello to all of our lovely families, 

I hope you are all well. Thank you for all of the amazing home learning I have received, this week. It really has put a smile on my face. As next week is half term, I have not completed a 'Weekly plan'. However, I have put together some fun, family friendly ideas (please see, below). Don't forget to  Tweet or send your photographs and videos to 'KS1homelearning@ststephensceprimary.co.uk' and write 'Mrs Garside' in the subject box. I'd love to see what you have been up to.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Mrs Garside x

Summer 1

Thank you to everyone who shared their home learning with me last week.   I am looking forward to seeing even more this week.  Email your learning to me at, KS1homelearning@ststephensceprimary.co.uk.  Remember to put my name in the subject box.  

Monday 18th May 2020

Week 5 Home Learning.

All additional resources can be found, below.

 Activity Cards - Add and Subtract 10s.pdfDownload
 Common Exception Words Booklet.pdfDownload
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 History - Sir Francis Drake.pptDownload
 History - Timeline of sea explorers.docxDownload
 may-maths-masters-year-2 (1).pdfDownload
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 PE - Jumping.pptDownload
 PSHE - Talk Pirate!.pdfDownload
 Science - Food Chain activity.pdfDownload
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Monday 11th May 2020

Week 4 Home Learning.

All additional resources can be found, below.

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 Diary Template.docDownload
 Diary writing tips.pdfDownload
 History - Ellen MacArthur.pptDownload
 History - Timeline of sea explorers.docxDownload
 may-maths-masters-year-2 (1).pdfDownload
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 PE - Changing Routes.pptDownload
 Spainsh - Colours.pdfDownload
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Monday 4th May 2020

Week 3 Home Learning.

All additional resources can be found, below. 

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 Bobby Shafto lyrics.pdfDownload
 Captain Cook.pptDownload
 Changing Gears.pptDownload
 Common Exception Words Booklet.pdfDownload
 KS1 Poetry Detective.pdfDownload
 Picture of the lily.docxDownload
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Week 2 Home Learning.

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 Fact Cards.pdfDownload
 Mixed questions.docxDownload
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 Claire Scully.docxDownload
 Jacob's Dream.docxDownload
 PE Boing Lesson.pptxDownload
 Sketch Sheet.pdfDownload
 What is a Significant Person.pptDownload
 Why am I significant.docxDownload
 Why am I significant.pdfDownload
 Word of the day - Dense.pdfDownload
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Hello Year 2, Myself and Miss Cooper are missing you all very much.  

Key Stage 1 have created a timetable of activities to keep you learning from home. Our Summer Term topic is Land Ahoy so we have created some lovely activities for you to have a go at.  

You can now send your home learning to me too at KS1homelearning@ststephensceprimary.co.uk

Remember to put my name in the subject box.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what you are doing. 

Love from Mrs Garside xxx

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 All About Marco Polo.pptxDownload
 Extension Sheet Available.pdfDownload
 Fact Sheet.pdfDownload
 His Journey.pdfDownload
 Pirate ships PP.pptDownload
 Recording Sheet.pdfDownload
 SPAG Treasure Hunt.pdfDownload
 Special Place.pdfDownload
 The Curse of the Black Shell.pdfDownload
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White Rose Maths continue to provide excellent home learning resources.  Fractions is continued this week starting with finding a third.  

Tweet your learning to @StStephens_Bury.


White Rose Maths have some fantastic home learning resources. This week it is fractions  You can access them by clicking here.

Don't forget to tweet your learning to @StStephens_Bury.

Bean Plants.

How is your bean plant doing at home?  Have you got a shoot yet? Don't forget to tweet your growing plants to @StStephens_Bury I can't wait to see them.

You have all been given your Prodigy and Purple Mash passwords.  Please log on and have a play.  I can set up tasks for you to complete and see how you are getting on.  These sites are both excellent resources for home learning.  

Click here for Purple Mash.

Click here for Prodigy.


To access Phonics Tracker games click here.

To access Phonics Play games click here.

To access Alphablocks click here.

To access Monster Phonics click here.

Username: parents

Password: homelearning

Please practise reading and spelling the Year 2 Common Exception Words.

To access Oxford Owl click here.

Teach your Monster to Read is free to access on a computer or you can download as an app from your app store.  To access the computer version click here.

The Year 2 Key Instant Recall Facts are in the document below for you to practise at home.

There are some fantastic ideas for maths home learning on the document below.  Follow the links to videos and games too.  Have fun!

To access Numberblocks click here.

To access Topmarks click here.


Today, we each planted a bean seed. These seeds are now at home with you.  You need to take care of your seed and help it to grow.  Your bean plant will need sunlight and water. You have a bean diary to complete every Monday.  When your bean begins to grow you can measure it and add this information to your diary.  Please take pictures of you and your growing bean and tweet them to @St.Stephen's_Bury 

Good Luck.


This week we have been practising our arithmetic skills. 

Can you have a go at these questions and bring the answers to Mrs Garside?  You will earn 4 dojos for your effort.


Well done to this Superstar Learner! Our Golden Jumper wearer this week has shown an amazing mindset.  He doesn't give up and this is reflected in his work.  Keep it up!


Well done to this week's Good Learner, Lily.  She created this wonderful sketch of some natural objects.  

We have been finding out how Jesus is a friend to everyone.  We have read the story of Jesus and the fishermen.  

Jesus called out to the fisherman,

"Come follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people."

We created our own fish for our classroom prayer and reflection area.  


We have been looking at different types of art.  We have looked at sculpture.  We have created some hedgehog sculptures using clay.  We needed to roll, squeeze, pinch and snip our clay to create our finished hedgehog sculptures.

Here is the quiz you have all been waiting for.  The CBeebies-What woodland animal are you? quiz.  Mrs Garside is the adorable Dormouse. 

What will you be? Click this link to go to the quiz.

We are trying hard to learn the number facts for the 2s, 5s and 10 times tables.  A good way to learn them is by having fun on Hit the Button.  How many will you get? 

Click here to go and play


Today, we have been outside measuring trees.  We measured their trunks using our arms, learning links and a tape measure. 

Did you know you can work out the approximate age of a tree? By measuring the circumference(that's all the way around the trunk) and dividing that by the estimated growth of 2.5 cm per year, you will find out the approximate age.

We discovered one of the trees in our playground was about 60 years old and one of them was only about 8 and a half years old.

Can you measure a tree near your house, or in the park and find out how old it might be?

Today, we had a visit from ZOOLAB!  We got to hold or stroke a variety of different animals that live in woodlands.  We had an amazing time!

Have a look at our picture gallery and see what creatures you can identify.

We had our first gymnastics session on Friday.  Lots of bending and stretching!  Please remember our P.E days are Thursday and Friday this half term but make sure your P.E kit is in everyday. 

Our Enchanted Woodland topic is already in full swing.  This week we have been sorting animals into groups and creating some woodland food chains. 

Millie was so good at this in our science lessons she was this week's good learner.  Well done, Millie.  You are a superstar scientist!

Our reading area has had an enchanted woodland makeover.  Where will our reading take us?

Happy New Year! Welcome back everyone!

Just one last thing to say...

Love Mrs Garside and Miss Cooper xxx

In the Spring term our topic will be called Enchanted Woodland

Check back soon for our new Home Leaning Menu.

Well,we are nearly at the end of our first term in Year 2.  Time flies when you're having fun!  

Just a reminder that our Key Stage 1 Christmas show is on Tuesday 17th December and Wednesday 18th December.  Doors open at 2:15pm for a prompt start at 2:30pm.  No need for tickets, just come along and enjoy the show. 

Our Key Stage 1 Christmas Party is on Thursday.  Children are allowed to wear their own clothes but please make sure they are suitable for a day at school and for playing outside.

Can you use your 10 more, 10 less skills to work out the new prices of the fruits if they have been reduced by 10p in the sale?

Jot down your answers and bring them in for a Dojo point.


In Year 2 we have been working on adding 2, tens numbers together.  Today, we worked on this activity with the number 60. 

Can you complete it for the number 40?

Can you use 3 numbers? 

Remember you can only use the number once. So you can't have 20+20=40

Jot your answers down and bring them in for a Dojo point.


This week Year 2's home learning is to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.  We will be having a mini test next week to check that children are confident with all of these bonds.  I have attached some links to some fun games children can play to practise them.

Today, we had our first Year 2, Forest School session.  First, we took our handmade bird feeders and hung them on the trees.  They should keep the birds going during the colder weather.  We then had to collect as many different coloured, different sized and different shaped leaves as we could.  We also met a new little froggy friend.

We used the leaves we collected to create these beautiful Autumn leaf pictures.  Look at the colours!


This absolute superstar is our good learner this week.  Not only did she work hard on creating an algorithm for the Bee-Bot, she continued working hard in P.E this week despite an injury.  An absolute pleasure to teach.  Well done!


This week we have been creating algorithms for the Bee-Bots.  We had to programme our Bee-Bot from Antarctica to somewhere else in the World.

I am looking forward  to meeting you all this Wednesday 6th November. 


Well Done to this superstar learner.  Gold is definitely your colour!

Well done, Emily.  You have been working so hard in class.  A worthy wearer of the Golden Jumper.

This half term, Year 2 will be looking at stories by Oliver Jeffers.  We are keeping with our space theme and looking at The Way Back Home and How to Catch a Star. 


Well Done, Khadija! This week Khadija worked really hard on her United Kingdom quiz.  Mrs Garside and Miss Cooper are really impressed. 


We have loved singing our hearts out with the ladies from iSing POP this week.  We are looking forward to the concerts on Thursday.  Please try and come along to the evening concert, in school at 5:45pm.

Don't forget it's the Teddy Bears' Picnic on the 10.10.19.  Bring your favourite teddy to enjoy lunch with you!


We are so proud of this young man, he is our good learner this week and he certainly is a GOOD learner.   He created some fantastic instructions for making a rocket to get Beegu back into space.


Well Done to this SUPERSTAR for achieving the Golden Jumper this week.  She always make a fantastic effort in lessons and she is teaching Miss Cooper and Mrs Garside some things with her excellent knowledge.


Our good learner this week always tries his best.  His work is fantastic in every lesson!  Mrs Garside and Miss Cooper are very proud of this young man.


Well done to our Golden Jumper winner this week.  He has been really trying hard to develop a good growth mindset.  Keep it up!

A big WELL DONE this week goes to Komal!  Year 2's good learner.

Komal is a shape sorting superstar.  Sorting shapes dependent on sides and vertices.

Excellent work!

Who will it be next Friday?

We have had a go on this place value game in class, it's great for helping us recognise the tens and ones in a 2-digit number.  Have a go at home and jot down your score in your reading record.  Good Luck!

Click here to play.


Today, we read the new book from Julia Donaldson. The Smeds and the Smoos.

SPOILER ALERT-This wonderful story is about two aliens from very different families who find friendship and love in each other.  This love, eventually brings their families together.

We used the fantastic illustrations to help with our EXCITING WRITING!


Here are some of our Marvellous Mathematicians demonstrating tens and ones in different ways.

Who will be awarded our 2nd Golden Jumper?

Watch this space...


Here is our wonderful Golden Jumper winner this week.  What a STAR! A fantastic growth mindset shown by this young man. 

Friday 13th September

A big WELL DONE this week goes to Jenna!  Year 2's good learner.

Jenna makes a fantastic effort with her work and she has produced some wonderful writing describing Beegu.

Who will it be next Friday?

Our first topic in Year 2 will be...

Monday 9th September 2019

Our first golden jumper winner is...

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Mrs Garside and Miss Cooper noticed something very unusual. Have you any ideas what it could be?