Thursday, 9 July 2020

Year 2 Friday 10 July 2020

Literacy and Topic

Year 1 and Year 2 will continue their sessions with Colette from The Wye & Usk Foundation. Your activities from the previous sessions have looked fabulous well done to you all.  I have sent some of the work to Colette who said that it had made her 'lockdown' so keep up the great work. Today we will take part in the final session. Look out for a special surprise from Trellech at the end of the clip! All the activities can be found at: 

Session 4: Amazing adaptations! How creatures are suited and adapted to survive where they live. 


Imagine being able to breathe through your skin like the leech or to spin your own silk with your mouth to make your very own shelter like cased caddisfly larvae!  

Our river creatures really do have the most amazing adaptations. Many animals' adaptations are to help them for find or catch food, like having special beaks, or sharp claws, or fins or webbed feet to help them move easily through the water, lots are well camouflaged to hide from predators.When salmon like Sioni and Sam are in the parr stage of their life cycle ...they are well parr-fectly camouflaged.  

All you need to do: 

Thinking and making fins on, can you…  

Create and name your own Unusual Usk or Weird Wye river creature?  

Design your own imaginary animal that is perfectly suited to living in the river that's nearest to you.  

It could be a combination of a freshwater shrimp, a bullhead, an otter and a heron, anything you like! 

You just need to draw it, make it from craft materials or describe it to a grown up and think of a name that best describes it!  

Before you start making or drawing it or think about… how it moves, breathes, hunts/catches/finds its food, protects itself from predators, where it lives, what it eats 

 Save your work  in your folder or email it to us! Colette would also love to see your work.. 



As part of your Big Write write a non- fiction report about what your imaginary animal.  

Please share any work you do with us via pupil folders, email and/ or twitter. Don't forget to include us @trellechprimary and @WUFoundation, we would love to see what we have been up to! 


Friday's Maths consist of our online Learn its and Clic tests, however I will be adding paper versions onto the Y2 shared folder on HWB instead
Clic tests- the children should have no more than 10-15 minutes maximum to complete these. They can do workings out if need be on the sheet or on a separate sheet. Just a reminder- question 1 is for them to partition the number- so what is the value of each? e.g 36- 3=30 6=6. A lot of the children assume it is halving the number because of the way it is laid out! 
Learn its- these are timed at 30 seconds. The children are used to this so please ensure it is only 30 seconds! The learn its are to develop their quick recall and the sums given are the number facts that the children should be confident with to answer rapidly. You may decide to give your child 1 minute and see how many they can complete as there are new levels on there. 
SAFE- the children haven't yet completed these but they involve other maths covered in school aside from basic number. The children have covered these areas so should be able to answer some. Again I would say no more than 10-15 minutes.  I would now try to reduce this time to 5-10 minutes 

Bronze- Clic 1/ Learn its 1 / SAFE 1
Silver- Clic 2/ Learn its 2/ SAFE 2 
Gold- Clic 3/ Learn its 3/ SAFE 3 

You are of course welcome to complete all of these challenges if you wish!

On the Year 2 shared folder on HWB are some activities from the RSPCA linked to habitats and animals and their homes. You will take on the role as an 'estate agent' thinking about which home/ environment/ habitat is most suited to the animal of your choice. 


Take part in a Joe Wickes workout on YouTube or relax with some yoga and meditation using the breathing techniques learnt with Mrs Ryder. 

Have a nice and hopefully sunny weekend!

Mrs. Hassall 

Ar gyfer yr unigolyn y cyfeirir yr e-bost hwn ato yn unig y mae'r neges a'r atodiadau sydd ynghlwm.
Os ydych wedi derbyn y neges e-bost hon drwy gamsyniad, rhowch wybod i'r anfonwr a'i dileu'n barhaol o'ch system. Os oes cynnwys yn y neges e-bost hon sy'n bersonol neu os oes ynddi gynnwys nad yw'n gysylltiedig â gwaith Llywodraeth Cymru, ysgolion, y consortia addysg rhanbarthol neu unrhyw awdurdod lleol yng Nghymru, nid ydym yn derbyn cyfrifoldeb am gynnwys o'r fath nac atebolrwydd drosto. Gallai data mewn negeseuon e-bost sy'n cael eu hanfon dros y rhyngrwyd gael eu llygru, neu gallai negeseuon gael eu darllen cyn iddynt gyrraedd pen eu taith neu gael eu diwygio heb awdurdod; nid oes gennym unrhyw reolaeth dros hyn.
Nid ydym yn atebol am unrhyw feirysau cyfrifiadurol a allai fod yn y neges hon nac am unrhyw golledion yn sgil feirysau. I gael gwybodaeth am y sail a ddefnyddir ar gyfer casglu gwybodaeth bersonol drwy, ewch i, ac i weld telerau defnydd y wefan, ewch i

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