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Document list for week commencing 6.07.20

Year 2 Home Learning

Daily Essentials:

Times tables: continue to learn the following   x2, x5, x10 up to 12 x __  ​ Then move on to division facts:   ÷2, ÷5, ÷10 

Suggested website to practise times tables and division:   https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings  - New spellings are attached above. 

This website has interactive games that are specific to Year 2 spelling:  https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Reading - Please continue to listen to your child reading a range of texts.  A Year 2 book list is attached as a document below.

Summer Term 

Week Commencing 6th July 

Maths Summer Term Week 11 (w/c 6th July)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week I would like you to complete the lessons which are based around capacity and telling the time

Lesson 1 - Litres

Lesson 2 - Temperatures

Lesson 3- O'clock and Half Past 

Lesson 4- Quarter Past and Quarter To

Lesson 5 - Friday Challenge

Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done.

Problem of the week: 

English - 

This week we are going to be continuing with the book called 'The Odyssey retold by Louie Stowell' 

We are on week 9 on the schedule: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

I have added the links below for each specific lesson.

Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

Lesson 1- To retrieve information -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-dee248

Lesson 2 - To make inferences - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-make-inferences

Lesson 3- To add detail to expanded noun phrases -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-detail-to-expanded-noun-phrases

Lesson 4 - To add detail to expanded noun phrases - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-add-detail-to-expanded-noun-phrases-adeb68

Lesson 5 - To write a character description -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-character-description-579790

Spelling  - Please continue to practise your spellings for next weeks test using the activity below. It is a spelling spinner. I have also attached a spinner which you can print out at the top of the page. 

Science - Over the next two weeks we are going to do a mini project learning about space. I would like you to follow the lessons on national oak. There are five lessons altogether but I would like you to do the first two lessons this week which focus on learning the names of the 8 planets and the order they are from the sun.  The links are below - 

Lesson 1 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-space

Lesson 2 - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-planets-in-our-solar-system

In lesson 2 Miss Emms talks about using a mnemonic to help you remember the names of the planets and the order they are from the sun.  Her mnemonic is 

My Very Easy Method Just Summed Up Now -  Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Here is a link to a catch tune that uses a different mnemonic to help you remember the order of the planets.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2twHNy9L8

Can you come up with your own mnemonic?

I have attached a planets quiz and a labelling worksheet at the top of the page that I would like you to complete after you have watched Lesson 1 and Lesson 2.

During our Zoom calls this week we are going to play games involving the names of the planets so try your best to learn them.

Value -   Our new value for July is Pride. Pride is a feeling of self-respect and worth.  It is being proud of your achievements no matter how small and being proud of your actions when working or playing with others. It is about trying your best and being a role model. You can show pride by: 

  • Being proud of yourself. 
  • Showing others you are proud. 
  • Trying your best

Over the next week I would like you to think about all of your achievements which have made you proud. I‘m sure you will have lots. 

Week Commencing 29th June 

Maths Summer Term Week 10 (w/c 29th June)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week I would like you to complete the lessons on Mass and Capacity.

Lesson 1- Measure Mass in Grams

Lesson 2 - Measre Mass in Kilograms

Lesson 3 - Compare Volume

Lesson 4 -  Millilitres

Lesson 5 - Friday Challenge 

Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done.

Problem of the week: 

 

 

Spelling  - I have added new spellings to the top of the page.  I have only attached one set of new spellings for the next three weeks.  Use the activity below to practise your spellings. 

English - 

This week we are going to be looking at a new book called 'The Odyssey retold by Louie Stowell' 

We are on week 8 on the schedule: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

I have added the links below for each specific lesson.

Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

Lesson 1 - To retrieve information - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-76709f

Lesson 2 -  To find the meaning of words - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-the-meaning-of-words

Lesson 3 -  To identify and use powerful verbs and adverbs https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-powerful-verbs-and-adverbs

Lesson 4 - To identify key features of an action scenehttps://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-an-action-scene-886777

Lesson 5 - To write and action scene - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-action-scene-e872da

Topic/ Science - Nocturnal animals continued

This week I would like you to research an obscure nocturnal animal. I have attached a project sheet in the document list above which outlines some of the things you may want to find out about your animal of choice. As we discussed in our Zoom calls last week I would like you to find out two interesting facts about your animal that you can share with us in our next Zoom call this week.  I have also attached a sheet that you may wish to record your findings on. I am looking forward to hearing your new facts and learning something new!


RE- Hinduism I would like you to continue learning about the Hindu place of worship this week. I have attached a powerpoint at the top of the page and a labelling sheet for you to complete.  Can you think of any other places of worship? 

https://www.reonline.org.uk/specials/places-of-worship/hinduism_video.htm This link takes you on a virtual tour of a Mandir - A Hindu Temple 

https://www.truetube.co.uk/film/charlie-and-blue-hear-all-about-hindu-worship This link shows how Hindu's worship using their fives senses. 

 

Week Commencing 22nd June 

Maths Summer Term Week 9 (w/c 22nd June)

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week I would like you to complete the alternative content which focuses on position and direction.

Lesson 1- Describing Movement

Lesson 2 - Describing turns

Lesson 3 - Describing movement and turns

Lesson 4 -  BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsvgn9q

Lesson 5 - Friday Challenge 

Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

Position and direction can also be done practically through directing each other around obstacle courses, blindfolded directions or treasure hunting activities. 

Problem of the week: 

Spelling  - Keep practising your spellings this week ready for your spelling test on Friday.

English - 

This is the last week that our English lessons will be based around the text 'The firework maker's Daughter' and you will be building up to write one final character description.

We are on week 7 on the schedule: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-2

I have added the links below for each specific lesson.

Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

Lesson 1 - To summarise information https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-summarise-information

Lesson 2 - To retrieve information -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information

Lesson 3 -  To identify and use expanded noun phrases -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-expanded-noun-phrases-503195/activities/1

Lesson 4 - To identify the key features of a character description -  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-character-description-990d5b/activities/1

Lesson 5 - To write a character description - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-character-description-7e8f59

Topic/ Science - Over the next two weeks we are going to be learning all about nocturnal animals. I would like you to read the comprehension sheet attached. It contains 3 differentiated comprehensions with follow up questions to answer. The stars at the bottom of each page indicate the difficulty. Please choose the one which you feel is best for your child.

Nocturnal animals have heightened senses, following on from your reading I would then like you to complete a few fun sense activities which I have found on the Chester Zoo website.  They are attached above. Nocturnal animals will be the topic of our Zoom calls this week so please make sure you know what the word nocturnal means and have an idea of a few nocturnal animals. 


RE- Hinduism

At the start of Year 2 we learnt all about Hinduism. What can you remember about this religion?  

What is the festival of light called? 

Why do Hindu's celebrate this festival? 

Can you remember anything about the story of Rama and Sita? 

Can you remember the names of any of the Hindu Gods? 

https://vimeo.com/273818726 This video will help you to answer some of the questions above. 

Art- Nocturnal Art 

If you would like to create some nocturnal art I would love to see it in our Zoom call this week or next week. Have a look at the pictures below for some inspiration.

We've rounded up 6 of our favorite nocturnal animal crafts here. Enjoy them for Halloween or anytime of the year!

Bat craft, toilet paper roll bat, nocturnal animals unit, Halloween, pre-k Supplies: TP roll, black paint, black construction paper, black pipe cleaner, sharpie, scissors, google eyes

Creating holidays crafts is always a lot of fun especially when you use unusual things from around the house to make them. To create this Bat Silhouette Craft, we used a feather duster. The feather duster adds so much detail and texture to our Halloween craft. Besides being a fun Halloween craft, this bat craft can be a great addition to your nocturnal animals or bat unit too. #halloweencraft #batcraft #craftforkids

 

Week Commencing 15th June

 

Maths - Summer Term Week 8 (w/c 15th June) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week's focus is Shape. The first lesson is called ‘count sides and vertices on 2D shapes’. Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

Problem of the week

 

English: This week we are moving on to 'Genre Focus: Poem Haiku’.

 Here's the link to the main page: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects

I have added the links below for each specific lesson too.

Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

Lesson 1 – The Firework maker’s daughter: To retrieve information

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-202c7a

Lesson 2 – The Firework maker’s daughter: To retrieve information

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-3a40c4

Lesson 3 –To identify syllables

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables

Lesson 4 – To identify the key features of a Haiku

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-haiku

Lesson 5- To write a Haiku

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-haiku

Topic –

I hope that you all enjoyed learning about endangered animals last week and had fun creating your comic strips. This week we are going to focus on the history of Chester Zoo. I would like you to carry out some research into George Mottershead the founder of Chester Zoo. I have attacthed a powerpoint which includes some information about him and would like you to complete the worksheet answering questions.  Following this I would then like you to complete the animal timeline activity which is also attached above. 

To help you with your research you may wish to visit the Chester Zoo website via the link below:

https://www.chesterzoo.org/memories/

Values - Independence 

How are you getting on with being more independent around the house? Have you mastered tying your shoes laces or helping out around the house without being asked? In school last week we were working on our skipping skills and a few children mastered the skill of skipping backwards and cross skipping. It took a while but after lots of practise we finally got it. Have you learnt a new skill recently?  I would love for you to share how you are now more independent in our Zoom calls this week. 

PE –  Athletics

This half term we would have been getting ready for sports day in our PE lessons at the green by working on our athletic skills. This week I would like you to work on your throwing technique by completing the following activities.

Activities

  1.  Overarm Underarm – see how far you can throw a ball using overarm and under arm. Which type of throw did the ball travels the furthest? Measure how far you can throw and try to beat your personal best over the course of the week.
  2. Throwing for accuracy – place a marker to aim for.  Use both the overarm and underarm throw. Try standing at different distances away from the marker. Which throw was easier to be more accurate with?Overarm Throw Rounders Step 1 Skills Poster Fielding Twinkl Move ...

Underarm Throw Step 2 Y3 Athletics Twinkl Move PE KS2 2 Illustration

 

Week Commencing 8th June

Spellings – I hope you all did well with your spelling tests last week. I have attached your new spellings at the top of this page.  

Activity - Adding my words

Each letter has a value.

*Consonants are worth 10*

*Vowels are worth 5*

Write your spelling words. Then add up the value of each spelling word.

E.g. said –10 + 5 + 5 + 10 = 30  

 

Maths - Summer Term Week 7 (w/c 8th June) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week in maths I would like you to do the alternative content as we have done lots of Fraction recently. At the side of the normal video there is a subheading which reads ‘Already covered this content?’  click on there and it will take you to this week’s videos. This week's focus is money. The first one is called Find the total. Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done. 

Problem of the week

 

English: This week we are moving on to 'Genre Focus: Action Scene’.

 Here's the link to the main page: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects

I have added the links below for each specific lesson too.

Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

Lesson 1 – The Firework maker’s daughter: To retrieve information https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-year-2-wk5-1 

Lesson 2 – The Firework maker’s daughter: To make inferences https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-make-inferences-year-2-wk5-2 

Lesson 3 –To identify and use fronted adverbials https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-and-use-fronted-adverbials-year-2-wk5-3

Lesson 4 – To identify the key features of an action scene https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-the-key-features-of-an-action-scene-year-2-wk5-4

Lesson 5- To write an action scene https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-write-an-action-scene-year-2-wk5-5

Topic –

Last week we looked at how animals adapt to the environment they live in. This week I would like you to look into endangered animals. What does endangered mean?

Click on the link below which will take you to a list of endangered species. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?page=2

I would like you to choose two endangered animals and read the information about them. Then create an endangered animal comic strip using one of the animals you have learnt about. The comic strip is attached above or you can find it on the link.

 https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/create-an-endangered-animal-comic-book/

This activity is from Chester Zoo’s website it asks you to create a superhero and a supervillain for your comic. I know you are going to enjoy this activity. Have fun!

PE –  Athletics

This half term we would have been getting ready for sports day in our PE lessons at the green by working on our athletic skills. This week I would like you to work on your jumping technique by completing the following activities.

Activities

  1. Standing long jump – stand in a spot with plenty on space in front of you. Keep your feet together, bend your knees and swing your arms. When you are ready jump as far as you can, making sure you landing with both feet at the same time. Measure how far you have jumped. Can you improve it through the week?
  2. Vertical jump- stand side on to the wall with feet slightly apart. Bend your ankles, knees and hips. Jump as high as you can tapping the highest possible point on the wall. Ask an adult to watch you and measure how high you have jumped. Make sure you bend your ankles, knees and hips when landing.

 

Art –  Save Chester Zoo

I am sure you will have heard that Chester Zoo needs our help. They need donations to help to continue to care for the animals at the zoo while they are closed to visitors. I’m sure lots of you are missing going to the zoo   at the moment as I know lots of you have memberships. I would like you to make a poster to help raise awareness. You might want to display this poster in your window.  

How to help save Chester Zoo: Is there a donations page for the at ...

Value

Our new value for the month of June is independence. I am sure that you have all gained lots of independence during your time at home. However, this week I would like you to spend some time becoming even more independent around the house. Here are a few things I would like you to try: tie your own laces, make your bed in the morning, wash up your own dishes, put your clothes away, make yourself a snack. What other things could you do or learn to become more independent. 

Week Commencing 1st June

Spellings – On Friday carry out a spelling test of ten words from the spelling lists that you have been practising over the last few weeks. 

Maths - This week's focus is multiplication. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 6 (w/c 1st June ) and do one lesson per day (the first one is The 10 times- table ). Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided  (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Problem of the week

English: This week we are moving on to 'Genre Focus: Recount’.

 Here's the link to the main page: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects

I have added the links below for each specific lesson too.

Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

Lesson 1 -  'The Firework Maker's Daughter: To find the meaning of words'https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-find-the-meaning-of-words-year-2-wk4-1

Lesson 2 –   ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To make inferences’ https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-make-inferences-year-2-wk4-2

Lesson 3 – ‘To identify and use different sentences types’ https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-and-use-different-sentence-types-year-2-wk4-3

Lesson 4 – ‘To identify the key features of a recount’ https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-recount-year-2-wk4-4

Lesson 5 -  ‘To write a recount’ https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-write-a-recount-year-2-wk4-5

Topic – Animal adaptations

This week I would like you to focus on adaptation. This is the process of change by which a species becomes better suited to its environment. I have attached a PowerPoint to help you with your understanding and also gives you some information which will help you with the activity. The resources and activity sheets included at the top of this page.  I would like to complete one sheet which already states two animals on and another sheet (at the bottom of the document) where you can choose another two animals that you would like to research, finding out how they have adapted to their environment.

PE –  Athletics

This half term we would have been getting ready for sports day in our PE lessons at the green by working on our athletic skills. This week I would like you to work on your sprinting technique and running form by completing the following activities.

Sprinting technique

  1. Hold your head still, but relax your face and neck. Focus on a spot ahead of you.
  2. Bend your elbows at 90 degrees.
  3. Pump your arms so your hands travel from “hip to lip”, and keep your arms close to your sides.
  4. With each stride, lift your front knee high (“knee drive”) and straighten your back leg completely to deliver full power.
  5. At the start of your sprint, keep your strides short and quick. Lengthen your strides as you gain speed and momentum.

Activities

  1. Sticky arms: create a zig zag course with cones. Run through the course with your arms glued to your sides. Then try with your elbows bent and arms swinging. Ask someone to time you. Which way was easier and faster?
  2. Heavy feet, light feet: run from one end of the room or gardern to the the other with heavy feet or lots of stomping noises. Then run back with light feet, runnign on your toes and being as quiet as possible.
  3. Run and carry:  run to a distance, pick up an object from the ground and run back to the starting point. Repeat several times for endurance. When playing with two or more children, they can pass the object to each other after running a distance. With large numbers of children, try relay teams and races.
  4. Sprint finish: set out a 10 metre distance and time yourself. Can you maintain a sprinting technique but also improve your time?

 

Art – Animal prints

Have a go at drawing different animal prints. Can another member of your household match the prints you draw to the correct animal?

 

Week Commencing 25th May 

I hope you all continue to stay safe and well at home and that you and your families had a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you would like some activities to keep you busy during half term, please take a look below.

Spellings: Can you write your spellings out in alphabetical order? If two or more spellings begin with the same letter how will you order them?  

English:  I have set 3 punctuation and grammar quizzes on Purple Mash if you would like to complete them. They are focussing on adverbs, apostrophes and  coordination (and, but, or).  

Comprehension: I have attached a comprehension activity about deadly animals at the top of the page. 

Maths -  Have a go at these activities at home. I have attached the sheet at the top of the page along with a few other maths challenge pages. 

Topic:  This week during half term I would like you to be nature detectives. Go on a walk in a forest or park and see if you can track any animals that may live there. In the document attached above are a set of rules for tracking animals and a trackers tool kit which is a list of things you may need to take with you in a backpack. As well as this I have included two quizzes about animal footprints and animal dung. These are the areas of tracking  I would like you to focus on this week. You may wish to do some research into these before you go out on your tracking walk. I hope you have fun learning about how to track animals based on the clues they leave behind. 

Site Assets: nature-detective-heading

Art: Hand Animals - How many different animals can you make with your hand print? Guido Daniele is an artist from italy who transforms hands into all sorts of animals. Check out his website http://www.guidodaniele.com/

Ζωγραφική με τα δάχτυλα! (Παίζουμε μαζί) (With images) | Fun kids ...

Artist Guido Daniele Transforms Your Arm Into Your Favorite Animal

Week Commencing 18th May 

Spellings: To help you to continue to practise your spellings this week use the grid below to change your spellings into a secret code. If you would prefer you could make up your own secret code by changing the pictures for each letter. 

Unique Spelling Activities For Kids - PLAYTIVITIES

English:    Great work on your character description last week. I hope you are enjoying this book as much as I am. This week we are moving on to 'Genre Focus: Setting Description' our first lesson is called 'The Firework Maker's Daughter: To retrieve information '. Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

By the end of the week you should have written a setting description! Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects

Maths -   This week's focus is multiplication. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 5 (w/c 18th May)  and do one lesson per day (the first one is multiplication sentences using the x symbol). Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet (at the top of this page) to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided  (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Problem of the week

Topic: Our new topic is Animals. I would like you to use the world map provided in the documents section at the top of the page to decide where the seven animals listed below live. I have also attached a document with the picture of the seven animals on incase you want to print them out and place on the map. To begin with have a guess and record your first initial answers and reasons why. Then do some research into each of the seven animals find out where they actullay live and why they live there? How have they adapted to that climate? Why would they not be able to live in a different climate? Was your first guess correct? 

1. Weddel Seal  2. Koala 3. Snow Leopard   4. Alligator 5. Sloth  6. Badger  7. Hippopotamus 

I have added a powerpoint to the documents list to help you with your research and also to check whether you have placed your animal in the correct place on the map. 

Top tip: Watch and sing our continents song to help you remember the seven continents. I have given you one animal from each continent to sort.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

PE - This month our value is 'Self-belief'. This supermovers video has some great lyrics which remind us that we are all fantastic, have a go at joining in with the dance and see if you can learn the words! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-pshe-believe-with-naomi-wilkinson/zjchd6f 

Art -  This week why not have a go a learning to sew. Can you thread the needle? Can you tie a knot in the end of your thread? Can you keep the thread neat and tidy with no tangles? We have been sewing rainbows in school. Do you like them?

This was a fun project the kids did at the preschool this week. I wanted to come up with a simple stitching craft that would give me an idea where the children are with their understanding of sewing. It also...

make "sew cards" with you kids...looks like FUN!

Paper Plate Rainbow Yarn Art Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Week Commencing 11th  May 

Spellings: I hope you all did well in your spelling test last week. I have attached your new spellings at the top of the page.

Purple Mash - I have reset the activity Word Spot as the time allocation was not long enough for you to be able to complete the activity. You now have 3 minutes instead of 20 seconds. 

English: I hope you are enjoying your English lessons with Miss Emms. I'm sure your Firework display instructions were great! This week's lessons are going to continue to focus on 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' By Phillip Pullman.  You will need to make sure you have a pencil and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page I want you to access.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the subheading 'Genre Focus: Character Description ' and  select Lesson 1 titled 'The Firework Maker's Daughter: To make inferences'. This will be your first lesson. Please complete one lesson a day. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

By the end of the week you should have written a character description! Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects

Maths -  A slight change to maths resources this week. The activity sheets have been attached at the top of this page as these are no longer freely available on the website. This week is a continuation of addition and subtraction. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 4 (w/c 11th May)  and do one lesson per day (the first one is adding and subtracting tens). Watch the tutorial videos provided before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding.After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided  (also at the top of this page) so that you can self-assess how you've done https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Problem of the week

Science: Last week you watched Miss Emms' Science lessons all about light. This week I want you to continue to experiement with light, inparticular shadows. Watch the video on the link below. I would like you to create a shadow puppet show. To do this you will need to use a light source (torch) and a blank wall to cast your shadows onto. Decided on a story that you would like to retell for example, Little Red Riding Hood. Then make your characters using dark coloured card or cardboard. You may also want to try making shadow puppets using your hands. I have attached a picture of some for you to try below.  When you are practising your puppet show make sure you experiement with your puppets:

Art  - Can you make any of the following musical instruments to help you with your music task this week?12 Homemade Musical Instruments for Kids – Tip Junkie6 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids - Fabulessly Frugal Homemade Musical Instrument: Den Den Drum | Learning 4 Kids

Homemade baby guitar instrument using rubber bands - Laughing Kids ...

Music - This week I would like you to experiement with any instruments you have at home and write your very own song or rap. If you don't have any instruments could you make some?  (look at this weeks art for ideas) or could you use any objects around your house for example, pots, pans and wooden spoons. I would like you to write a song that includes one or more percussion instruments that you have found or made at home to help you keep a steady beats. Your song could be about your family, where you live, fireworks, shadows or something else its up to you! Have fun with it. Don't forget to write your song down so that you don't forget the words when you perform it.  

Week Commencing 4th May 

Spellings: On Thursday carry out a spelling test of ten words from the spelling lists that you have been practising over the last three weeks. 

English:  This week's English lessons are going to focus on a new book called 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' By Phillip Pullman (don't worry you do not need a copy of this book to complete the tasks).  The resource you will be using for this is on a website called Oak National Academy. You will need to make sure you have a pencil and paper handy for each lesson and listen carefully to the instructions. The link below will guide you to the precise page I want you to access.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the subheading 'Genre Focus : Instructions' and  select Lesson 1 titled 'The Firework Maker's Daughter: To retrieve information'. This will be your first lesson. Please complete one lesson a day.  Each lesson provides a video for you to watch and listen to provided by a Year 2 Teacher Called Miss Emms. Over the course of the five lessons you will cover spellings, comprehension, grammar and punctuation and writing tasks. 

By the end of the week you should have written a set of instructions! Here's the link:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects

 

Maths - This week's focus is addition and subtraction . Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)  and do one lesson per day (the first one is fact families) . For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week's problem: 

Science :  We are going to follow Miss Emm's three science lessons on light this week. Follow the link below and scroll down to the section titiled 'Science : Light' and select Lesson 1 called - 'What is light?'. For these lesson you will need paper and a pencil. They start and end with a quiz that you take on the screen. They are around 15- 20 minutes long. At times Miss Emms will set you a task and ask you to pause the video. Once you restart the video she will go through the answers.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/foundation#subjects

Topic -  (continuing from last week)  

Make sure you finish your own topic by the end of this week.

As our value this month is curiosity I would like you to pick your own topic to focus on over the next three weeks. It must be something or somewhere that you would like to learn more about. This could be a place in the world, a particular sport or sporting event, an animal or group of animals, an artisit, space, a famous historical figure etc. Once you have chosen your topic I would like you to write down three questions that you would like to find out the answer to (one question to focus on each week).  Following your research I would then like you to produce a fact file, poster or a video to explain and showcase your learning. I can't wait to see what you produce.  Have fun! 

Art: This week have a go at making something new out of old things or rubbish for example, junk modeling or upcycling. Be creative! Here are a few ideas: 

Week Commencing 27th April 

English: Grammar and Punctuation: nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs

I have set two '2DO's' on Purple Mash this week they are called Word Spot and Grammar Vocab Quiz 2. Make sure you know what each word class is before completeing these activities.   

Writing: This week I would like you to make up your very own game and write a set of instructions so that everyone in your family knows how to play your game. This could be a board game, a computer game or a game you play in the garden. 
What do you need for this game? Make this clear. Write clear steps that everyone can follow with appropriate verbs and adverbs. 

Success criteria 

  • Title
  • equipment list 
  • time openers - first, next etc 
  •  verbs are doing words ( roll, sit...)
  • adverbs- describe the verb (carefully, slowly...)
  • safety tip (optional)
  • neat handwriting (joined if possible)

Comprehension:  A new reading comprehension is attached in the document list at the top of the page.

Maths - This week's focus is fractions. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April)  and do one lesson per day (the first one is ) . For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week's problem:

Values 

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Over the next few weeks we will post two questions per week. You must choose one and find the answer to it. If you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may!

Question 1:Why do we have dreams?

Question 2: Why do we hiccup?

 

Topic -  As our value this month is curiosity I would like you to pick your own topic to focus on over the next three weeks. It must be something or somewhere that you would like to learn more about. This could be a place in the world, a particular sport or sporting event, an animal or group of animals, an artisit, space, a famous historical figure etc. Once you have chosen your topic I would like you to write down three questions that you would like to find out the answer to (one question to focus on each week).  Following your research I would then like you to produce a fact file, poster or a video to explain and showcase your learning. I can't wait to see what you produce.  Have fun! 

Art: Self- PortaitQueen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II have had lots of portaits of themselves painted. Using a mirror have a go at drawing a self- portait. I have attached step-by-step guide in the document list above that may help you. Remember don't press too hard with your pencil as if you make a mistake it will be harder to rub out. Once you have drawn your portrait with a pencil you may wish to add colour. This could be paint, oil pastels or coloring pencils. 

Why not ask a member of your family to pose for you and you draw them? They must sit very still for you though, so that you can draw them accuratley! 

Week Commencing 20th April 

Spellings - New Diamonds and Stars spellings are attached above. Can you make your own wordsearch using these spellings? 

English: Grammar and Punctuation: This week's focus is on subordinating and co-odinating conjunction. Please look out for the '2DO' set of purple mash called Rainy Days.   

Subordinating conjunctions: when, because, if, that  

Co-ordinating conjunctions: and, but, so, or, yet

Writing 

Write sentences about the picture including the conjunctions listed above.  

Comprehension:  A new reading comprehension is attached in the document list at the top of the page.

Maths - This week's focus is fractions. Please access the web page below, select Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April)  and do one lesson per day (the first one is Find three quarters) . For each day there is a tutorial video to watch before carrying out an activity sheet to test your understanding. After you have finished each lesson, check the answers provided so that you can self-assess how you've done https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week's problem:

Values 

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Over the next few weeks we will post two questions per week. You must choose one and find the answer to it. If you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may!

Question 1:Why do we yawn?

Question 2: Where do tears come from?

Topic -  As our value this month is curiosity I would like you to pick your own topic to focus on over the next three weeks. It must be something or somewhere that you would like to learn more about. This could be a place in the world, a particular sport or sporting event, an animal or group of animals, an artisit, space, a famous historical figure etc. Once you have chosen your topic I would like you to write down three questions that you would like to find out the answer to (one question to focus on each week).  Following your research I would then like you to produce a fact file, poster or a video to explain and showcase your learning. I can't wait to see what you produce.  Have fun! 

PE  - Using the image below create a daily workout for your family this week.  Spell all the days of the week and complete the exercises stated.

Week Commencing 13th April (Easter week 2 )

Maths- Position and Direction -

Watch this video to get started- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-position-&-direction/zhh9scw

Please help your child to become familiar with the following terms to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three- quarter turns, clockwise (right) and anti-clockwise (left). Use their knowledge of a clock and telling the time to help them with this. 

Make sure that they are confident with: 

  • left and right before introducing clockwise and anticlockwise.
  • half turn and full turn before moving on to quarter and three quarter turns. 

This can be done by playing Simon Says e.g. wave with your left hand, shake your left foot, simon says thumbs up with your left hand, half a turn etc

In your house or garden ask your child to hide an object and then using positional and directional language they must direct you to the object. They could create an obstacle course that they have to direct others around or complete the sheet attached above. 

When they are ready to move on to clockwise and anticlockwise I have attached a document above that has the words anticlockwise and clockwise on hands. I would normally use these in school and attach them onto the childrens wrists to help them when giving directions. 

Patterns and sequencing

I have also attached above a sheet on patterns and sequencing. The children need to be able to recognise what comes next in a pattern or sequence of objects feel free to use the sheet or create your own patterns and sequencings using objects in your home e.g. lego, balls etc

English -   Grammar and Punctuation - We have looked at expanded noun phrases is school and I would like the children to do a bit of revision on this. I have set a Purple Mash activity called 'Making Phrases Interesting'. An expanded noun phrase is phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective e.g the beautiful butterfly. In school I usually challenge the children to use two adjective before the noun e.g the cold, delicious ice cream. 

Writing - I would like you to write a recount of your Easter weekend or one day of the Easter weekend, telling me what you have been up to ( Easter egg hunt, visit from the Easter bunny,  chocolate for breakfast, factime with family, playing in the garden, a BBQ etc) I would like this piece of writing to be as detailed as possible (using expanded noun phrases) as hopefully you will keep this as a little piece of your history.  The title of your recount could be Easter in Lockdown 2020. 

A recount is a retelling of an event or experience that is personal to you.

Your recount should include:

capital letters, full stops, the past tense, time openers (first, next, then, after that, finally), your feelings and expanded noun phrases. 

Challenge: Can you include any commas in a list, apostrophes for possession or different sentence types? 

Comprehension: Pegged 

  • What’s happening here?
  • Give the creatures names.
  • Why does the purple creature have a peg on its nose? Why are its cheeks bulging?
  • Is the large character an ogre? A troll? Something else?
  • Why does he have his foot in a bowl?
  • How is he feeling? Why?
  • Why are there flies around him?
  • Which character do you like the most? Why?

Topic -  Last week you researched the Royal Family Tree. This week I would like you to write a letter to Queen Elizabeth II. You can write about anything you like.This could include: 

  • what you have been doing/learning at home
  • what have you been doing for our country (rainbows, staying home, clapping for the NHS)
  • Easter
  • ask her some questions that you would like to know about her

 As you know the Queen is very busy so keep your letter short but interesting, once you have finished you may wish to pop it in a envelope and post it on your daily walk.

Values 

Our new value is 'Curiosity'. Over the next few weeks we will post two questions per week. You must choose one and find the answer to it. If you have a burning desire to answer a question of your own then you may!

Question 1: Why do our fingers and toes go wrinkly in the bath? 

Question 2: How do voices come out of our mouths? 

Easter themed spellingscan you spell these words? 

cross, Jesus, egg, chocolate, spring, Easter, April, basket, tulip, daffodil, decorate, lambs, duckling, chick, rabbit, bunny, Lent, Sunday, hunt

Spring challenge  - I have attached some challenges for you to try and complete over the next two weeks. How many can you complete?

 

 Week Commencing 6th April  (Easter week 1)

Maths- Measurement 

Length and height - using cm/m measure the bunnies height (attached)  if you cannot print this off you could measure how tall everyone is in your house or your teddies. 

Mass and weight - using g/kg bake an easter cake. I have attached 3 easter themed recipies.

Questions to ask: How many centimetres in a metre? How many grams in a kilogram? 

Which is longest? 2m  50cm  210cm

Which is heaviest? 800g  2kg    1000g

English -   Grammar and Punctuation - We have looked at four different sentences types in class statements, questions, commands and exclamations. Please practise sorting the different sentences types on and placing the correct punctuation in on the 2DO's on  Purple Mash they are called Toy Shelf and Little Red Meets the Wolf.  See the attached document to remind you of the four sentence types.  

Writing- This week I would like you to write riddles using the four sentences types stated above. I would like you to hand write your riddles this week instead of typing as I want you to practise neat, joined (if possible) handwriting. The riddles you create must be Easter themed. When you have written your riddle see if the people in your household can guess what it is. 

Here is my Easter riddle can you guess what it is? 

I am milky, brown and filled with treats. (statement)

Don't put me in the sun. (command)

How delicious I am! (exclamation)

What could I be? (question) 

 

Comprehension -   Easter Egg 

  • Where are the rabbits? How do you know?
  • What is the image on the screen showing?
  • How do the rabbits feel about this
  • Use this picture to tell your own?

Easter themed spellings -  can you spell these words? cross, Jesus, egg, chocolate, spring, Easter, April, basket, tulip, daffodil, decorate, lambs, duckling, chick, rabbit, bunny, Lent, Sunday, hunt

Topic

Please learn the our national anthem.  Begin to look into Queen Elizabeth II and research her family (see attached powerpoint). Can you make a royal family tree starting with Queen Elizabeth II  and Prince Phillip? I have attached one for you to check afterwards, please learn all of the people on it and complete the challenges attached. Can you create your own family tree? 

RE​- using your knowlegde of the Easter story could you retell the story in one of thtese creative ways? 


 

Spring challenge  - I have attached some challenges for you to try and complete over the next two weeks. How many can you complete?

Purple Mash - I have set a few fun Easter themed activities on Purple Mash. 

You may also wish to make an Easter card.  

 

Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Maths - This week I would like you to focus on telling the time on an analogue clock. In this order check they are secure with telling the time to the following:

  • o'clock and half past 
  • quarter to and quarter past 
  • five to, five past, 10 to and 10 past

If your child has an analogue watch  get them to wear it this week at home, randomly throughout the day stop them and ask them to tell the time. If they do not have an analogue watch, you may want to make one.

Ask your child the following :  How many seconds in a minute?     How many minutes in a hour?    How many hours in a day?   How many days in a week?    How many weeks in a year?   How many weeks in a month?  How many months in a year?     How many days in a year?

I have set a few '2DO's' on purple mash for this week and there are some games on the link below. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling%20the%20time%205%20-%207%20years

This week's problems: 


English:This week I would like you to design an Easter egg and describe it using commas in a list. You need to persuade me to buy your egg. This can be done on Purple Mash or using pen and paper. I have created a '2DO' called 'My Easter Egg Design' this also has an example of an egg that I have created and described.

 Grammar and punctuation - write sentences using apostrophes for possession. For example, Miss Hayward's pen has gone missing.  I have added a '2DO' on purple mash to help with this it's called 'Harry's Party'.

Comprehension:

  • What is happening here?
  • Why/how is the carpet floating?
  • How is the boy feeling? Was he expecting this to happen?
  • How is the dog feeling? How do you know?
  • Does this bedroom belong to the boy? What does the setting tell you about his character?

 

Topic -As our current topic is Great Briatin I would like you research Queen Elizabeth I. The links below are video's about Queen Elizabeth I's reign. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkrkscw/articles/zkh7bdm

Magic Grandad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62vn-W9IXpw

The following links will help you with your reseach. Follow your research you will be emailed on Purple Mash by Queen Elizabeth, herself. She has 3 questions that she would like you to answer about her reign as Queen of England. Reply to her question and she will email you back straight away!

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/queen-elizabeth-i

 

RE We are looking at the Easter story during RE. Below is a link to the Easter story for you to watch and discuss. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnbo2AmS3OI

 

Science - In Science our topic is 'Animals including humans'.  I would like the children to watch this video about life cycles. Then on Purple Mash I have set a '2DO' called 'Butterfly Life Cycle' where the children can decorate and lable the life cylce. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxcmp39

 

PE -

Here are a few links to video's that we use in school to keep our bodies moving. Try to get outside for a little bit everyday. Can you learn a new skill? 

Zumba - we have been doing zumba in our PE lessons this half term using the videos on Gonoodle.  https://app.gonoodle.com/search?query=zumba

Yoga- Cosmic kids on youtube have a range of Yoga and mindfulness videos. 

BBC Supermovers -  Year 2 love these videos which get us up and moving about in our Maths and English lessons as they songs and dances are are catchy and educational. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Joe Wicks - short fitness videos for children  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

 

Week Commencing 23rd March 2020

Maths -Last week we were focussing on the following fractions 1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4,1/3, 2/3.  Any practise of using these fractions in day to day life would help to reinforce this learning.

For example, making a pizza and putting sweetcorn on a 1/4 of it, cutting a sandwich in half  or in quarters, cutting or folding paper into thirds etc

Every week I will add a new problem for you to do at home with your child: 

 

English -  Grammar and punctucation -  write sentences using commas in a list. For example, Daniel has three pets a fish, a rabbit and a dog.

Comprehension -Look at the picture below, using inferencing skills answer the following questions:

  • How are the owls related?
  • Which owl is about to take its first flight? How do you know?
  • How does the young owl feel about flying?
  • What might it be thinking? Add a thought bubble to the picture.
  • Is the older owl worried?
  • What advice might the older owl give to the younger one?

 

Topic -As our current topic is Great Briatin we would like you to research 'The Great Fire of London'. The link below is a short video explaining the main facts about the event but feel free to do more reseach if you want to. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37222884

Following your research please can you help your child to create a poster including the facts that they have learnt from their research.

To further support this I have set '2Do' tasks on Purple Mash: 

  • a story explaining the main events 
  • a sequencing activity  

Science -In Science our topic is 'Animals including humans'. The children need to be able to match adult animals to their babies for example, cat and kitten, frog and tadpole.  The link below provides simple information about animals and their babies which your child will be able to read and understand.  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Spring/BabyAnimals.aspx

There is also a printable matching activity should you wish to work on this with your child on Purple Mash. To find this resource type in 'Adult and Baby Animals' into the search bar.  

PE -Here are a few links to video's that we use in school to keep our bodies moving. Try to get outside for a little bit everyday. Can you learn a new skill? 

Zumba - we have been doing zumba in our PE lessons this half term using the videos on Gonoodle. 

https://app.gonoodle.com/search?query=zumba

Yoga- Cosmic kids on youtube have a range of Yoga and mindfulness videos. 

BBC Supermovers -  Year 2 love these videos which get us up and moving about in our Maths and English lessons as they songs and dances are are catchy and educational. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

Joe Wicks - short fitness videos for children 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Year 2 Spring Term Headlines 2020

  • Miss Hayward is the Year 2 class teacher.
  • Our topics this term are 'Transport' and 'Great Great Britain'.
  • Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.
  • PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays please make sure PE kits are in on these days.
  • Red reading records and reading books should be brought in to school every day.
  • Homework will be sent home on a Thursday to be returned by Tuesday.
  • Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday (every 3 weeks)

Important dates:

  • For more information on our curriculum for the Spring term please click on the document below. 

World Book Day 2020

Bring Your Wheels To School Day - Year 2

Year 2 at The Wirral Transport Museum

What a fantastic morning we had! The children loved learning about transport from the past and the local history too.

Did you know that  Europe's first tramway was established in 1860, running from Woodside to Birkenhead Park?

Chinese New Year Workshop

Year 2 Maths - Weight/ Mass

Year 2 enjoyed making chocolate Rice Krispie cakes this week. We used weighting scales to help measure out the correct amount of each ingredient. 

Year 2 at Greenacres Farm

Year 2 Hinduism Workshop -Divali

Year 2 Seaside Holidays in the past workshop

Year 1 and 2 'Holidays' Topic Day

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