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Easter Holidays - April 2020


It is time for our Easter break - a time for you to spend with your lovely families and for you to put your home-learning on hold.  Please find some fun ideas for you to do over the next two weeks.  I will post some more learning after the holiday. 


I hope you are enjoying the lovely spring sunshine - keep looking after one another, exercising every day, eating and sleeping well -  and don't forget to offer to help with some of the chores at home!


Take care, dear Torino class!


Mrs Gale, Mrs Hewlitt, Ms Fraser and Mrs Prentice 

Hello lovely Torino Class!


I hope you are all well and getting used to life at home, while we work together to help stop the nasty bug from spreading around our country.

I am really proud of the way you have been working really hard at your studies at school in Year 2, and I would like to encourage you to carry on working hard with your learning at home - I have been posting ideas on our class pages and you have also got the work-packs we sent home with you two weeks ago to complete. 

Please remember that learning can also be cooking and colouring; puzzles and painting; bug hunts and building (Lego, construction, blocks, dens and bases!) and most importantly time spent playing away from a screen.

Please also remember that the most important thing is to look after one another - your brothers, sisters and loved ones.  Be kind and caring.  Be patient and sharing.  Treat other people as you would like to be treated. 

Finally, make sure you look after yourself - get enough sleep, eat healthily and regularly, exercise every day, play outside in your garden and enjoy the happiness the sunshine brings.


Take care and keep checking our web page for upcoming installments!


Mrs Gale, Ms Fraser, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Hewlett



Friday 20th March


Please find the English and Maths the class did today for you in self-isolation.

There are packs available from the reception to collect if you have not been in school today.



Maths -

We have continued to take -away on a number line - finish the questions from Wednesday and if you need more practice here are some more!


Then we moved onto some more problem solving






Guided Reading 

Reread the story and think about the playground scene.  Use lego or playmobil to re-enact the scene with figures as teacher, Sneak, Beegu and the other school children.
How does Beegu feel at this point?  How do we know?
Draw the scene and add a speech bubble with Beegu’s feeling and title to your drawing




Write instructions for something you have made this week.

Steps to success

Bossy/imperative verb
Time order
Time words
Clear commands that someone else can understand

In school we have made plasticine characters and made animations on a program called Jelly-cam

Here are our instructions -



Thursday 19th March

Please find learning for Maths and English to do at home if you are in self-isolation


Maths - Solving problems 


How do we solve a word problem 

Steps -

1.Underline the important information
2.Write the number sentence and solve on a numberline
3.Use the same numberline modelling technique as yesterday


Guided Reading

Look at the picture
Shut your eyes and imagine the world where Beegu comes from.   
1.What would the sky look like?
2.What will the landscape be?
3.What might you see?
4.What might you hear? 
5.What colours would there be? 
Draw the scene and annotate around it


Describe Beegu’s world as you imagine it

You must use -

Prepositions - above, below, in, on, under etc.  
The descriptive vocabulary you have written in your Guided Reading

You can describe -

1.What would the sky look like?
2.What will the landscape be?
3.What might you see?
4.What might you hear? 
5.What colours would there be? 


Wednesday 18th March - Home learning for Self- Isolation


Maths - 

Today we are moving onto subtraction on a numberline

Please see below for the models - Here are the questions to answer - start with the blue, green, yellow then red (the models are in the same colour to help you.)

In Guided Reading we have read our Book "Beegu" again.


On the outline of her body we described what she's like and then on the inside we described her feelings during different parts of the story.





In English, we then wrote a character description about Beegu - we described who she is and her feelings.

See below for our modelled write.



Thank you for carrying on the learning at home - we miss you and wish you all well.


Kind regards

Mrs Gale



Tuesday 17th March -

Please complete the following work if you are off school in self-isolation


Guided Reading

Listen to the story - Beegu and complete the sheet below.



English - Please write a story plan on a story board for a Space story - it could be based on Beegu or Neil Armstrong or your own story.

It needs four parts - draw the pictures then add the sentences.






We are continuing to practice our adding on a number line

Please work through the following questions - and make your own up with a dice!






Start with yellow questions in boxes (Adding tens), then red questions (two add two digit numbers) and finally yellow (two digits with bridging)


I hope you are all feeling well - we missed you all today.


Mrs Gale


Welcome back Torino class!  We hope that you had a great Christmas holiday with your families.


This half term we are learning to count in 5's, recall number bonds to 10 and 20 and solve problems using money in Maths.  It would really help us if you could practice these at home.


Number bonds to 10 - 

0 + 10 = 10

1 + 9 = 10

2 + 8 = 10

3 + 7 = 10

4 + 6 = 10

5 + 5 = 10

6 + 4 = 10

7 + 3 = 10

8 + 2 = 10

9 + 1 = 10

10 + 0 = 10


Number bonds to 20

0 + 20 = 20

1 + 19 = 20 

2 + 18 = 20  etc


Please continue to read at home 5 times a week - this really makes all the difference and your child will be working towards the Reading award every time they read!  Also help your child by encouraging them to learn their weekly spelling list.


Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any worries - if I cannot talk to you there and then, we can make another time to talk properly.


Kind regards

Mrs Gale



Meet the Teacher notes

Welcome to Year 2!


The children are settling well into our new classroom and learning.


This half term, our topic is the Enchanted Woodlands, which we launched on the first day back by walking to Harmony Woods.  We are reading the Hodgeheg and Once Upon a Wild Wood in English to help inspire our writing.


We have been using lots of resources in Maths to help use find the place value of a number - understanding tens and ones, counting to 100 and back and finding 10 more and 10 less. 


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday - please make sure your child keeps their PE kit in all week in case we have to change this day!  Also remember to bring long trousers for outside PE, as it is now starting to get cold outside.


You can help your child at home by reading every day, practicing weekly spellings and counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.  Once they can do this, please practice those times tables!


Thank you for your support 


Mrs Gale