Have a go at PERSEVERANCE today - and fill your own bucket as you go.
It's the power of YET!
Tune in to Seesaw to see the rest of the
Buckets, Dippers and Lids
Video message 21.5.20 - learn about the bucket tucked away inside your mind and help to fill it by enjoying a day of barefoot-ed-ness.
Let me know if you need any more reading books on Active Learn ready for half term.
If you're in Mars and you haven't yet let me know your book band level - you need to do this first before I can set you any books. Thank you.
Neptune - if you want to try the next book band level up because you've been working so hard at your reading, let me know and I'll change it for you ready for half term.
I believe that passwords and usernames were sent out by text a while back so if you can't remember it, please double check your Leedon texts.
THANKS EVERYONE. Love Mrs O'Reilly
Video message 20.5.20. Learn about the invisible string down which our love travels so that we are never alone.
Video message 19.5.20 - make yourself a distraction bottle to help you feel calm.
Enjoy listening to Frog and Toad - the Dream on Seesaw to help you understand how what we say can affect other people's mental health.
Sorry you've had to listen to my singing first thing in the morning - that'll wake you up well! Hahaha.
Let me know how your song goes.
Video message 13.5.20
Can you tell me what I'm looking at under the microscope? Send me your answers before 4.30 today and the person with the most correct answers will win TEN BLUES!!! Find the pictures on the PowerPoint below. Good luck! PS Parents - if you think this seems like a great gadget for a present, don't buy an second hand EasiScope like me - it didn't work on Windows 10 and I ended up getting a different one from Amazon equally as cheaply.
Have fun making yourself a crazy lock down hairstyle!
Video message 11.5.20
I hope you all had a lovely long and sunny weekend and celebrated VE Day in style!
Send a 'thank you' to your teacher using this form 😊
Happy birthday Ilithyia!
Video message 7.5.20
Enjoy your day off tomorrow - but spend some time today learning about VE Day and why we are having a bank holiday. I'd really like you to design a medal for someone that you feel has deserved a medal during the tricky times we have been having recently. Enjoy!
Please look on Seesaw for the
resources to help you
and for the medal template...
Thank you K'Brea for reminding me about these fun songs to help you practise your times tables!
The website doesn't like the scavenger hunts I've found so I've saved them onto Seesaw for you.
A message from Mrs Daggett
A huge, "Hello" to Mars class and can't wait to see you all again. Keep doing the work Mrs O'Reilly sets and don't forget those 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. Let's get those spaceships filled with EVERYONE'S names when we get back to school! Keep on singing too.... remember 'Yellow bird?' I'd love to hear what you've been doing since I last saw you. I'm in school every day teaching key worker's children, do I'll keep checking for your messages. See you soon...keep well.
National Trust activity number 6 - Go Welly Wandering. If you see something interesting while you're out and about on your daily exercise, take a photo for me or draw a picture. I'm not allowed to leave my garden so I'd love to see what's out there in the big wide world!
Snail race web linksFind out here about some enormous animals that have lived or do still live on our planet – including some Giant Land Snails!
Snail race web linksYou might want your parents to help you read this as the language is a bit tricky but there are some great photos of different types of sea slugs.
Snail race web linksThis is from the Wildlife Trust and tells us about some sea snails and sea slugs that lives in and around the UK!
For those of you still not on Seesaw, here is the QR link again.
Remembering the life boats that we saw in September.
Today's activities will help us think back to the fun we had at the beach together in September but also to show our thanks to the RNLI team. They are also key workers, working hard right now to keep the public safe and to save lives - just like doctors and nurses.
RNLI web linksHere is their ‘good news’ video from last week – and it shows us the artwork that children have been sending in to them to thank them for their hard work during these difficult times. Maybe you’d like to create some RNLI artwork too?
RNLI web linksI have downloaded some of their activity and colouring sheets here to save you some time but if you want more, there are loads available at their website.
RNLI web linksIf you want to find out more about Storm Force, you can click here. It’s a club that children can join in order to support the work of the RNLI – it’s a small fee though.
Please look on Seesaw for the colouring and activity sheets that I have downloaded for you.
Thanks to RNLI for providing these resources.
Happy birthday Henri!
Video message 27.4.20
Your challenge today. Make friends with a bug.
Some more bee facts for those who are interested.
Your challenge today. Make friends with a bug.
Some bees I found in my garden. Look at how much the apple tree has grown!
Happy Birthday Millie-Rose!
A message from Mrs Chandler
Missing all my Neptunians and hope everyone is well. At home we have managed a little home learning, lots of reading and had a picnic on the trampoline in the glorious sunshine.
Lots of love Mrs Chandler xx
Mrs Chandler's video.
The Chandlers helped to save the life of a bee in their garden this week! Next week one of the tasks is to get to know a bug and the bug I chose was a bee too. Yay for bees!
A message from Mrs Ashby
I'm sending you all my love and I miss your cuddles and chatter.
Remember to keep reading and then you'll be able to buy anything you like from the school shop with all the blues you'll be collecting.
Try not to send your parents mad
- and I'm looking forward to when we can all be back together soon!
Love, Mrs Ashby xx
Video message 24.4.20
Your challenge over the weekend - watch the sunset!
A time lapse video of the sunset at my house.
Sunset web linksThis is from the National Trust and tells you how to use a compass so you can see where the sun will rise and set from.
Watch the birds web linksIf 253 is too daunting for you, there is a shorter list of bird song you can listen to at the Woodland Trust website here.
Tune in to our Seesaw pages to hear Mrs O'Reilly read this book to help you if you're following the Literacy planning - or just if you'd like to hear it! :)
Let me know what you've seen in your garden today.
Happy Earth Day!
I have now been trying to upload the butterfly videos to the website but it is not working - so please look on Seesaw for the first two videos.
The third one seems to work ok here
Here is the last butterfly who didn't want to leave us ...
Do you know...?
Do you know why the outside of the butterfly's wings are brown and black but the other side is beautiful and bright? Do you know why the patterns on the outside of the wings look like eyes? What is a butterfly's tongue-like part called? Did you see the butterfly on yesterday's video - who had just come out of his or her chrysalis - test out its 'tongue' by unravelling it? What's your favourite part of us having raised the butterflies from tiny caterpillars up to us releasing them today?
Earth day message 22.4.20.mp4
Send a message to the butterflies.
Tell me a message that you'd like to give the butterflies before I release them to live their lives outside. Maybe wish them good luck or recommend some places for them to visit.
Earth day linksAnimation to show simple things we can all do to help save the earth
Earth day linksFind out lots of different ways that Earth Day is aiming today help the planet we live on.
Earth day linksThis is a website aimed at parents to read for today with lots of information about what Earth Day is.
For some reason, the website won't allow me to upload the activities I have mentioned in my video today. I've posted the links to interesting websites below but I've had to save the activities to Seesaw.
Good morning! Here is your challenge for the day - activity number 16 - Wear a Wild Crown!
Video message part 1
Video message part 3
Check back next week for the science experiment mentioned in the videos.
(After Mrs O'Reilly's shopping is delivered on Monday )
Yesterday a third of our beautiful butterflies hatched from his or her chrysalis.
I managed to get a time-lapse
film of the 'birth'...
Welcome back Year Two.
I hope you had a lovely holiday over Easter and have enjoyed the beautiful weather.
I have some exciting news for you...
we are PARENTS!
Two of our butterflies hatched this very morning.
This is what you missed...
During the holidays, the enormous caterpillars turned into chrysalis each. I managed to get a time-lapse video of one of them, which was amazing! I always thought that the chrysalis formed around the outside of the caterpillar and this video proved that I'd been confused for all of these years!
Video message 20.4.20
Here are some photos of our new arrivals...
and here is a short video...
This shows the newly hatched butterfly fluttering his or her wings very quickly. This is to get the 'haemolymph' - which is the technical word for butterfly blood - right to the tips of their wings. They will have been all crumpled up while inside the chrysalis!
The red fluid, which looks like blood in the butterfly shelter is actually called 'meconium' and is left over from the butterflies' wings forming. It isn't blood at all! Phew!
Happy Birthday (for yesterday) Bethany!
Sorry it's late. I'm obviously far too relaxed on my holiday because I thought today was Thursday! Oops. Hope you had a lovely day! xxx
The teachers are having a little break over the holidays but I will keep you updated on the caterpillars' progress and finish reading you Toto the Ninja Cat.
If you need me during the break, please feel free to message me. I may not check messages as regularly as usual but I'll get back to you ASAP.
Have a nice rest, Love Mrs O'Reilly.
Happy birthday to Emily and Mrs Chandler for yesterday!
Look at our caterpillars one week on!
Look at the caterpillars move!
Can you believe how big they've got??
Today's Bear in the Window
Caterpillar update 3.4.20 - they've all shed their skin now!
Video message 3.4.20
The videos below show you how to make different Easter arts/crafts using recycling. Don't forget to show us what you have been doing by uploading your photos and videos to Seesaw for us all to see. Enjoy!
Tin foil Easter eggs
Toilet roll printing
Rabbit pen pot
Egg box chicken
Some more printing techniques
Identify the pooThis is from the Wildlife Trust to help us work out where the poop came from.
Happy birthday Amilia!
It's Amilia's birthday TODAY! Have a lovely day!
Happy Belated Birthday Charlie!
Sorry it's late Charlie! Charlie was 7 on 22nd March. We hope you had a lovely day!
Video message 2.4.20
National Trust Activity 35: Discover what's in a pond
and 34: Discover wild animals clues.
This is my mum and dad's pond in Linslade...
...and this is my sister's pond in Norfolk...
... so Mr O'Reilly and I got envious and built our own nature pond...
Can you tell which creatures have been hanging around in my garden using these picture clues?
Caterpillar update 2.4.20
Some of the caterpillars have shed their first skin in order for them to get larger!
You can tell by the little bundles of black near to them.
The last photo shows you a caterpillar who has just shed (we'll call him Hungry) and one which hasn't yet (we'll call him Superfly). Can you see that Hungry is now looking spikier than Superfly? Why do you think he has spikes? How amazing that they've changed so much in just three days!
Here is my teddy for the window today 2.4.20 - Bathtime Bear!
Get in touch to say hello if you'd like...
Happy Birthday Lily!
Sorry it's late! Lily was 7 on 18th March. We all hope you had a lovely day Lily!
Are you interested in World Records? The Guinness World Records editor is hosting a live event on their TikTok account at 7pm this evening. Link below if you're interested.
Good morning Year Two. Today I've picked the names for our caterpillars from the selection sent in yesterday and talked to you about the new way to spread joy to all - by putting a teddy in your window! Enjoy.
The first butterfly of the spring in my garden... inspired me to start National Trust challenge 38: Bring up a Butterfly!
Video message 31.3.20
Our caterpillars have arrived! Five caterpillars of Painted Lady butterflies have arrived at my house for us to watch grow and develop. If you'd like to suggest a name for them then let me know in the comments below... EXCITING!!!
The little wrigglers up close!
An identification chart in case you see any butterflies in your own garden. This is just an picture (no further information can be accessed via clicking on the images).
Our instructions on how to carefully look after our caterpillars.
Mrs O'Reilly does vintage wear a hat to school day!
Good morning Year Two. Given that most of you will have read your reading books by now, I have set you up an online account at Active Learn Primary, which will give you access to lots of books to read. You can even ask the website to read the books to you!
NEPTUNE - your usernames and passwords are the same as your TTRS usernames and passwords - these can be found in your planners.
I have tried to remember which book bands you are on but please forgive me if I have made a mistake - message me and let me know. Also, let me know when you have read all of the books and I will change them for you.
MARS - I will text you your usernames and passwords today.
Please message me your book band levels as I don't know them - sorry! I'll then give you access to books ASAP.
Also, let me know when you have read all of the books and I will change them for you.
Let me know if you need help with Active Learn Primary
Please let me know your book band levels Mars class and I'll give you access to the books.
Neptune - let me know if I've made any mistakes. Thanks.
Mrs O'Reilly reads a story
Thanks to HarperCollins publishers, I have read two stories today. I hope you enjoy them! Love, Mrs O'Reilly
Thursday 26th March
Challenge for Rocket and Mars class today - Neptune you are obviously more than welcome to join in as well. I would love to hear from all of you!
Missing you all,
Lots of love,
Miss Worsley xx
Tell Miss Worsley about your outdoor adventure
🌈 My window rainbow 🌈
Video message 25.3.20
I got up early as promised to go on my 'wintry walk' around the garden - but it wasn't very wintry out there at all! Instead I enjoyed the birds singing their dawn chorus, which was beautiful. If you turn up the volume can you hear the sheep and cows who live near me? Please see below for more dawn chorus information and some FAB games and bedtime stories from the RSPB (the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). Can you remember why lots of these charities have the letter R standing for 'Royal' at the beginning of their names (like the RNLI does)?
The dawn chorus
Here is an audio clip of the dawn chorus at my house. I wonder if you have different bird song near to you? Would this soundtrack help you to calm down if you're feeling frustrated or cross? Do you think it might help you to fall asleep?
The RSPB for childrenThis is where you can find the games, fun activities and bedtime stories from the RSPB.
Video message 24.3.20
Hello Year 2. I hope you like my video for today. I've taken my ideas from the National Trust's 50 Things You Should Do Before You're 11 and Three-Quarters - which you can find below (I've printed one off so we can keep track of what we have done so far). We can do some more together as the days go by but for today - can you get to know a tree like I have?
I heart Mrs Ashby! Look what Mrs Ashby kindly tidied for me while I was away last week! Wow!
Hello from Mrs O!
Hi to all my lovely Neptunians. Here is the first of my messages to you so that we can still be in touch while we are apart. Love, Mrs O'Reilly
Let me know if you've seen me!
If you have seen my video on the website, you can send me a message back by filling in this form. I'd love to hear from you and find out what you've been doing. From Mrs O'Reilly
...and here is the beautiful (but crafty) bumble bee who snuck into the sleeve of my cardigan while I was filming your message and who hitched a ride into my house!
I'm having a few technical difficulties at the minute chaps. I'll get the video up ASAP. Thanks for your patience! Mrs O'Reilly
One Snowy Night
Thanks for your patience everyone. I hope this will work for you now. It's a very fiddly process! The book I've found doesn't match the weather we are having at the moment but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Mrs Ashby has picked me up some more books so I can read them to you later in the week. THANKS TO HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS who are allowing us teachers to read their books aloud to you while we are apart from one another. See you tomorrow. Mrs O'Reilly