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Merry Monday and a happy new week St Anthony.

I hope that you and family enjoyed your weekend and that you are well and safe.

Thank you for your hard work.  You keep on showing that you are such hard workers. Keep up the good work!

You will find home learning tasks by clicking on the relevant day below.  This should help you find each day's learning tasks much easier. Please continue to email photos of your home learning to  year2@holycrossprimary.thurrock.sch.uk.

Also, please remember that you should still to be reading at least 15 minutes each day. You can use Oxford Reading Buddy for this. Continue to ensure that you are having breaks and going outside. This could be running around or playing in the garden or going for a walk. This week, there is only one learning task on Purple Mash.

Thank you for all your hard work. You are all super!

Keep smiling,

Mrs Dhannie

 

May is the month of Mary. To honour her during this month, please make your own altar to her at home. You will find a PDF below with ideas on how to do this. You can also paint/draw your own picture of Mary. When you have made your altar, please write a prayer to Mary and place it on your altar. It would be lovely to see some photos of your altars, so if you can, please email me with them. I have attached a copy of Hail Mary prayer - you might want to learn this prayer during this month.

Raphael is hard at work already. Excellent vocabulary work in Guided Reading. I also like the way you applied your 2D and 3D shapes knowledge to answer questions Raphael! Keep it up!

Raphael is hard at work already. Excellent vocabulary work in Guided Reading. I also like the way you applied your 2D and 3D shapes knowledge to answer questions Raphael! Keep it up! 1
Raphael is hard at work already. Excellent vocabulary work in Guided Reading. I also like the way you applied your 2D and 3D shapes knowledge to answer questions Raphael! Keep it up! 2
Raphael is hard at work already. Excellent vocabulary work in Guided Reading. I also like the way you applied your 2D and 3D shapes knowledge to answer questions Raphael! Keep it up! 3
Raphael is hard at work already. Excellent vocabulary work in Guided Reading. I also like the way you applied your 2D and 3D shapes knowledge to answer questions Raphael! Keep it up! 4
Raphael is hard at work already. Excellent vocabulary work in Guided Reading. I also like the way you applied your 2D and 3D shapes knowledge to answer questions Raphael! Keep it up! 5
Home learning week beginning 11th May in pictures:

Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work.

Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work. 1
Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work. 2
Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work. 3
Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work. 4
Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work. 5
Joshua has has been working hard at home again. I like your comparisons and your lovely drawing of a Galapagos Penguin Joshua! Keep up the good work. 6

Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills.

Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 1
Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 2
Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 3
Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 4
Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 5
Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 6
Raphael hard at work again. Super work Raphael! Excellent 3D shapes knowledge and I like your prediction skills. 7

Simone completed her V.E. Day flag

 

Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael!

Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 1
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 2
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 3
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 4
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 5
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 6
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 7
Raphael enjoyed completing various VE Day activities at home this week. Keep up the good work Raphael! 8

Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey!

Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey! 1
Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey! 2
Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey! 3
Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey! 4
Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey! 5
Casey has been working hard at home to complete various VE Day tasks. He has even managed to create a rainbow using melted wax and bake yummy brownies! Keep up the good work Casey! 6

Joshua has been working hard at home to learn the names of 10, 11 and 12 sided 2D shapes. He has also completed various VE Day activities. Excellent work Joshua!

Joshua has been working hard at home to learn the names of 10, 11 and 12 sided 2D shapes. He has also completed various VE Day activities. Excellent work Joshua! 1
Joshua has been working hard at home to learn the names of 10, 11 and 12 sided 2D shapes. He has also completed various VE Day activities. Excellent work Joshua! 2
Joshua has been working hard at home to learn the names of 10, 11 and 12 sided 2D shapes. He has also completed various VE Day activities. Excellent work Joshua! 3
Joshua has been working hard at home to learn the names of 10, 11 and 12 sided 2D shapes. He has also completed various VE Day activities. Excellent work Joshua! 4

Abimbola wrote a letter to Captain Tom to thank him for raising money for the NHS. She has also pretended to be a soldier in WW2 and has written a postcard explaining what she did to celebrate VE day. Keep up the good work Abimbola!

Abimbola wrote a letter to Captain Tom to thank him for raising money for the NHS.  She has also pretended to be a soldier in WW2 and has written a postcard explaining what she did to celebrate VE day. Keep up the good work Abimbola! 1
Abimbola wrote a letter to Captain Tom to thank him for raising money for the NHS.  She has also pretended to be a soldier in WW2 and has written a postcard explaining what she did to celebrate VE day. Keep up the good work Abimbola! 2
Abimbola wrote a letter to Captain Tom to thank him for raising money for the NHS.  She has also pretended to be a soldier in WW2 and has written a postcard explaining what she did to celebrate VE day. Keep up the good work Abimbola! 3

Jovan has been developing his artistic skills at home. Great work Jovan. Keep it up!

Jovan has been developing his artistic skills at home. Great work Jovan. Keep it up! 1

English Week beginning 4th May

Our English this week will be focussed on V.E. Day. On Friday the 8th of May, we will celebrate 75 years since the end of World War 2. Due to the current situation, we won't be able to celebrate together as a school family in school.  However, we want to celebrate this occassion collectively from home. We are asking that on Friday, you and family wear red, white and blue to signify the colour of the Union Jack. We are aiming to create and share a slideshow of all our families of Holy Cross celebrating this occassion at home. Of such, if at all possible, please have picnic - inside or outside then send in your photographs : veday@holycrossprimary.thurrock.sch.uk so we can share these. Thank you.

Maths Monday 4th May - Drawing 2D shapes. Children watch this video then complete the paper based activity

Children use their knowledge of vertices and sides to draw various 2D shapes

Thursday 7th May - As you know, tomorrow will be VE Day. I have attached a 'wartime recipe booklet' for you and your adult to have a look through. I would like you to choose a recipe (or two) and have a go cooking it. I am thinking of making the pancakes for breakfast tomorrow! You will need an adult supervision and help to make your 'dish'. This can be done either today or tomorrow. I would love to see what your dish looks like so please email photographs to our class email. Have fun!

P.E. Thursday 7th May - You've all worked very hard this week. Today I would like you to take time to relax and take part in this yoga adventure. Enjoy and have a relaxing time.

R.E. Wednesday 6th May - Today we will learn about Pentecost using the reading from Acts 2: 1-4.

After Jesus had gone back to his Father, his friends really missed him very much and felt weary and lost. They always talked about their time with Jesus and wondered about his promise 'I will not leave you alone'. Then, on the day of Pentecost everything changed.  What is the day of Pentecost?

The day of Pentecost is a feast day.  This year it will be on the 31st of May. On the feast of Pentecost, the Church family remembers and celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Good News of Jesus – the news of God’s love for everyone. At Mass, they listen to the story from the Acts of the Apostles about the coming of the Holy Spirit. Here is the reading: 

The Holy Spirit has filled Jesus’ friends with new life. They are not afraid anymore, they wanted to share their joy. We too can spread the word about this happiness because we know that Jesus has brought new life for everyone through the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised. The Holy Spirit is a helper and guide in our lives. 

Jesus friends after receiving the Holy Spirit:

Some questions to discuss with your child:

  • How did the friends feel after Jesus had gone back to his Father?
  • Have you ever felt like this?
  • What happened on Pentecost day?
  • What did the friends do?
  • How do you think they felt then?
  • How did they make other people feel?
  • How might we spread the word about the Good News of Jesus’ love?

Task:

Draw a picture showing the Holy Spirit coming on Jesus' friends. On your picture you could write what happened on the day of Pentecost or show your picture to an adult/brother/sister then explain what happened.  Here are some examples of pictures that could be used:

 

Music Wednesday 6th May - This will be linked to our upcoming at home VE Day celebrations

Listen to a song written especially for the VE commemoration, ‘Take You Home’;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/take-you-home-bsl/zhtyy9q/

Have a discussion about the song: How would you describe the music? What instruments can you hear? What is the song about? What do you think of when you listen to this music? How does the music make you feel?

 

Task: As part of our VE Day celebrations at home, we would like you to learn 'Take me home' as a family.  As many of you can join in as you want.  Please send in your videos to:

 vedaycelebration@holycrossprimary.thurrock.sch.uk.  Have fun!

Science Tuesday 5th May - Today we will be learning about healthy living.

Art Tuesday 5th May - This will be linked to our upcoming at home VE Day celebrations

Please create a poster thanking our heroes past and present to display in a window of your house, informing everyone that you will be celebrating VE Day on Friday.

  • It must have the Union Jack flag. Use your knowledge of what we have been learning so far about 2 D shapes to help you.  What shapes can you see?
  • It must include the colours red white and blue.
  • It must say ‘Thank you’.

The Design is up to you!

Please see below for an example.

I would like to see your creation in our school compilation. If you would like to be included in the school compilation video, please send us a photograph of you holding the poster to : veday@holycrossprimary.thurrock.sch.uk (With your parent or guardian’s consent).

R.E. Monday 4th May - Today we will learn about The Ascension using the reading from St Luke:24:48-52

Today we are thinking about the last time Jesus met his friends. They knew he had to return to his Father in heaven. They were looking forward to the coming of the Holy Spirit and how the Spirit would help them. The disciples went with Jesus to Bethany, just outside Jerusalem, he told them they had to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came. As Jesus was blessing his disciples, he left them and returned to his father in Heaven. His disciples praised Jesus and went back to Jerusalem filled with great joy and spent their time praying as they waited for the Holy Spirit. (Based on Luke 24: 48-52)

This day is remembered every year by the Church at a special feast. The Ascension means the return of Jesus to his Father in heaven after the Resurrection.

Some key questions to discuss with your child:

  • Can you remember what was promised to the disciples?
  • How do you think the disciples felt when Jesus blessed them?
  • How do you think they felt when Jesus was taken from them?
  • Where was Jesus going?
  • What do Christians do to remember the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven?
  • Task: 
  • Jesus' friends (the disciples) spent their time in prayer while waiting for the Holy Spirit. Imagine that you are one of the disciples. Write a prayer they may have used.
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Maths Thursday 23rd April - exploring the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2

Today I took a leaf out of St George's book and became very brave - I recorded today's 'lesson' as this concept can be potentially tricky. This is my first ever video so I please forgive any mishaps. After watching the video, the children need to complete the attached worksheet. I have attached the answer too.

Maths Friday 24th April - Finding 3/4

In today's lesson, children recognise that 3/4 is the value of 3 out of 4 equal parts. After watching the video, the children need to complete the attached worksheet. I have attached the answer too.

Welcome to Year 2 - St Anthony

Teacher: Mrs K Dhannie 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs T Hogan

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs M Walker, Mrs N Thompson

 

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Our Class Saint is St Anthony. St. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints. Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms. 

St. Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christian’s life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God.

 

Prayer to St Anthony

Saint Anthony, great wonder-worker,

intercede for us

that God may grant us our request

if it be for the good of our soul.

Saint Anthony,

be our patron, our protector,

and our advocate in life and in death.

Amen.

 

 

Science - Materials song

We have been learning about 'Uses of everyday materials'. We use this song to help our learning.

Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs.

Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 1
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 2
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 3
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 4
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 5
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 6
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Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 8
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 9
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Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 11
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 12
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 13
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 14
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Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 16
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 17
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 18
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 19
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 20
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 21
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 22
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 23
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 24
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 25
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 26
Natural Art - We made our own animals using natural materials such as leaves, berries and twigs. 27

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We have been learning to count in 3s

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In the beginning God created..........We drew what we are thankful for on our playground

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Glossary of terms for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Year 2 Writing Skills

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