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Hello Kandinsky,


I thought that I would carry on with my birds theme for this weeks learning. This week you can learn all about nocturnal (night animals) and diurnal (day animals), even I have learnt something whilst planning this work, as I didn't know the words 'diurnal'!


I hope that you enjoy the learning!


Mrs Allen

Here's a well-known old English nursery rhyme to get you started:


A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

Times Tables and Number Fluency


Please allow your child time to access Numbots and TTrockstars. Their log in details for this can be found in the cover of their school diaries. Please contact the school office should you require this information. 





Weekly Maths Lessons


Here are resources for this week's Maths lessons - this week there are some fun activities to do with time.



Please continue to listen to your child read their school reading book or any other books that you may have at home. You can also use the Oxford Owl website to find books to read in the Free eBook Library section.


Newsround has a good variety of news articles that the children enjoy reading, but please check their suitability first. 


CBBC Newsround:



Please continue to work on the Year 2 High Frequency and Common Exception Words. Ask your child about the methods we use in school to help them to learn spellings: boxing up, adding a picture, writing in a sentence etc. 


Roll and Read Game:


The children enjoy playing this game in class - we play it as a 4 in a row game like Connect 4. I have attached the game for the children on the 'ow' as in 'owl' sound for them to play.


This weeks project - Diurnal and Nocturnal Animals


Begin by reading the e-book 'A tale of two feathers'

You can find out some more about nocturnal on this website:

Then try some of the activities below:

Reading Comprehension:


Ask your child to read the extract of text and answer the questions on their own. Then ask them to read the text out loud and discuss the answers that they have given. Encourage them to go back to the text to find and copy the answers where possible rather than guessing or using memory. 


Here are three for you to try:

Art and Cookery: