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Year 2 - Remote Learning

I hope you and your families are all safe and well. This is our last week of remote learning! I am so excited to welcome you all back next week. 

 I would like to thank all your families for your continued support at home, I really do appreciate all that you are doing.

I can't wait to catch up with you all on our Zoom calls this week. I hope that you can join me. 

Miss Hayward

 

Daily Essentials:

Maths 

  • Practise counting in 2,3,5,and 10's forwards and backward from 0  
  • Timestables: We are currently learning our 2 times tables in order to 12 x 2 
  • You may also wish to practise 10 and 5 times tables. 

Suggested website to practise times tables, counting, number bond to 10 and 20:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Spellings

Reading   

  • Please continue to listen to your child reading a range of texts. (fiction, non-fiction and poetry)  
  • A Year 2 book list is can be found on this websitehttps://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2

Week Commencing 1st March 

Please see the weekly timetable below and this week’s Zoom timetable.

We have a new value for March which is Kindness.  It is also St. David's Day on 1st March. - Why is this celebrated? 

This week it is World Book Week. In English we will be continuing to look at books by Julia Donaldson and doing lots of reading on Purple Mash. 

The focus for Maths is Fractions. 

We will be continuing with our Explorers topic, and our science topic as well as having our music lesson on Zoom. Don’t forget to have a look at our class imoves page too. I have added some new videos to keep you active.

Have a good week.

Weekly Project

This Thursday 4th March is World Book Day, where we celebrate our favourite books and explore new books that we may not have heard of before. This week, I would like you to choose your favourite book character and think about the following question. 

If you had to interview your favourite character from a story of your choice what questions would you ask them? 

I have attached a document below for you to write down your questions on.

Once you have thought of your questions you might want to pretend that you are your favourite character (you could even get dressed up as them) and be interviewed by another person in your household. They could then use your prepared questions. 

Think about how would you answer as your chosen character?

The person interviewing you could write down your responses to the questions on the attached document. I have attached another document below which are directions for a character interview which we would have used, if we were in school.

If you want to video your interview and send it to me via Purple Mash that would be fantastic. However, if not I would still love to hear your character questions during our Whole Class Zoom on Friday.  I hope you have lots of fun with this task this week. 

Weekly Zoom Timetable 1.3.21

Days of the week 

Maths  English  Phonics/ Spelling Other Subjects
Monday 

Fractions

LO: To be to find halves of numbers

This week we are going to look at fractions.  

We are going to use videos and resources from White Rose Hub.   

Please follow the link below to watch today’s teaching video.

https://vimeo.com/398557553

Unfortunatley, this week there are no teaching slides available only the teaching video.

The answers are also included below.

I have set a 2DO on Purple Mash and added an extension sheet below if you want to continue finding halves. 

 

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

LO: To be able to retrieve information and answer questions based on the story.

We are going to focus on this story all week. This story is an adventure story about a snail who wants to explore the world. I hope you enjoy reading it.

You can watch it on this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000cslw/the-snail-and-the-whale

You can listen to it on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0oKkPqKGZ4&feature=emb_logo

or you can read the transcript on this link:

https://lingualeo.com/ru/jungle/the-snail-and-the-whale-by-jdonaldson-388583

You may even have your very own copy of the book at home.

Once you are familiar with the story I would like you to complete 'The Snail and the Whale' comprehension task attached below.

Please answer the questions in full sentences where possible.

I have also set the first chapter of the story 'Charlie and the Camper Van' on Purple Mash along with a short quiz. 

 

New Spelling activity

I would like you to practise your spellings the activity also attached below.

Art and craft

As it is ‘World Book Week’ this week I would like you to choose your favourite book or character from a book and make your very own hat. I would like you to make your hat in time for our Whole Class Zoom call on THURSDAY of this week. This can simply be a piece of paper decorated with characters, words and phrases and the title of your book and then rolled into a hat/crown shape. I have attached some pictures below for inspiration.

 I can’t wait to see you all in your hats!

Don't forget we also have a bookmark competiton and a whole school art project going on this week. All of the details for these activities are in an Email that was sent out last week. 

Tuesday 

Fractions

LO: To be to find a quarter of a number

Please follow the link below to watch today’s teaching video.

https://vimeo.com/398557774

I have included the worksheet and  answers below.

I have also set a 2DO on Purple Mash. 

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

LO: To be able to sequence and retell the story.

Please re-read The Snail and the Whale from yesterday.

What happens in the beginning of the story? What happens in the middle part of the story? What happens at the end of the story?

Use the pictures to sequence (put in order) the story using the template attached below. I would then like you to write a sentence about each picture underneath. 

Yellow and Red Diamonds

LO: To be able to add the suffix 'er' to words and to recognise that this means more.

Today I would like you to begin by playing Tumbling Tumbleweed to recap last week’s suffix – ing.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6/tumbling-tumbleweeds

We are going to look at the new suffix –er. 

When we add the suffix er it changes the meaning of the word to more. E.g. small – smaller

These are called comparatives. I would like you to look at the PowerPoint to help you understand and then use the words on the last slide to write six sentences.

Stars

LO: To reecognise alternative spellings for ‘oi’ ‘oy’

Today we are going to focus on the two alternative spellings for ‘oi’

I would like you to watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RSfUQ5GTlg

Following this, I would like you to complete the worksheet attached below.

Music -

At 11am today I would like you to join your percussion music lesson on Zoom.

Wednesday 

Fractions

LO: To be able to recognise a third

Please follow the link below to watch today’s teaching video.

 https://vimeo.com/401120027

I have included the worksheet and the answers below.

I have also set a 2DO on Purple Mash today.

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

LO: To be able to recognise the problems or dangers the whale and the snail faced on their trip.

A good story always includes a problem or dangers to make it exciting for the reader.

I would like you to complete the activity sheet using the pictures included below to think about the problems and dangers the characters faced in the story. Use the pictures I have provided or the You Tube video link provided on Monday to look for clues as the answer is not always in the text. 

These activities will be the focus of today’s group Zoom calls. If you do not make the Zoom call the activities and resources are explained below.

Yellow and Red Diamonds

LO: To be able to understand the rule ‘double the consonant and add er’ rule

Today we are going to start with a quick-write exercise and then look at today’s rule for adding er which is all detailed in the PowerPoint attached below.

Following that we are going to play a game called Blankety Blank where we will try to fill in the missing ‘er’ words in the sentences.

Stars

LO: To be able to recognise the alternative spellings for ‘oa’

Today I would like you to go through the PowerPoint attached below and then access the link below on phonics play called ‘investigating alternative spellings ‘oa’ and select word sort when asked.  The details to log onto phonics play are in daily essentials.  I have added a board game for you to play.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-oa  

Science

This week we continue to look at the human body, focusing on the importance of exercise to keep us healthy.

Read the information on the PowerPoint to learn about the impact exerise has on our bodies and how important it is. Then, on slide 10 your task is to explore exercise by choosing and doing 5 different exercises yourself for 1 minute and recording them on the 'Exploring Exercise' sheet provided below. Then, answer the questions on the second worksheet.

Thursday

Happy World Book Day! 

Don't forget your hats for our Zoom today at 11:00am

In our group Zoom calls this afternoon we will be looking at fractions of amounts and playing would you rather. 

Fractions

LO: To be able to understand the equivalence of one half and two quarters.

Please follow the link below to watch today’s teaching video.

https://vimeo.com/401120613 

I have included the worksheet answers below.

I have also set a 2DO on Purple Mash today.

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

LO: To be able to plan your own adventure story.

Today we are going to plan our own adventure story. You need to think of the characters in your story and where your story is set first.

A snail and a whale are two very different types of creatures.

Can you think of two animals that are different from one another that rhyme?

For example, The Dog and the Frog, The Cat and the Rat or The Hare and the Mare.

Remember that yesterday we looked at the problems and dangers the animals faced in the story. Have a think about what the problem is going to be in your story.

I would like you to fill in the planning sheet attached today. I have included an example to help you.

Yellow and Red Diamonds

LO: To be able to recognise ‘change the y to and i and add er’ rule

Today we are going to practise rule number four when adding er.

Please recap our rules so far by going through the PowerPoint.

Once you have done this I would like you to complete the word search attached.  It is good practise for you to have a go at putting some of today’s words into sentences if you have time.

Stars

LO: To be able to recognise the alternative spellings for ‘oa’

Today we are going to focus on the four main alternative spellings for ‘oa’

I would like you to watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-90smlX7ws

I would then like you to complete the picture and word activity attached below.

Topic

Last week, we looked at the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. This week, we are going to focus on a new famous explorer 'Robert Falcon Scott'. 

Robert Falcon Scott was famous for leading two expeditions to the Antartic region. 

Please find today's PowerPoint to support today's learning attached below.

For your activity, I would like you to use the significant individual information sheet to create a fact file based on Robert Falcon Scott. After that, I would like you to think carefully about going to explore the Antartic, what would you take with you? Please find these activities attached below.

Friday

Fractions

LO: To be to find three quarters

Please follow the link below to watch today’s teaching video.

https://vimeo.com/403259548

I have included the worksheet and answers below.

I have also set a 2DO on Purple Mash today.

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

LO: To be able to write your own adventure story.

Using your plan from yesterday I would like you to write your adventure story today. You could use book creator on Purple Mash after you have written out your story.

Don't worry your story does not need to rhyme but it MUST include capital letters and full stops, You could also add in adjectives to describe your characters and the setting.

Once you have finished don’t forget to read your writing back to check it makes sense.

Can you add any illustrations to your story?

I would love to read your finished adventure stories. You may want to send them to me, via Purple Mash.

Yellow and Red Diamonds

LO: To be able to recognise all of the rules for adding er.

Today we are going to put together all of this week’s learning.

I would like you to go through the PowerPoint and recap the four rules for adding er. I would then like you to complete the activity sheet attached below.

Stars

LO: To be able to recognise the alternative spellings for ‘oa’

You may wish to re-watch the video from yesterday to remind you of the alternative spellings for ‘oa’.

Today I would like you to either use the sentences attached below as dictation sentences where an adult will read them aloud for you to write down or independently read the sentences and highlight the correct spellings out of the underlined choices.

PE

Fitness

 

I have included a snakes and ladders game for you to play today. It includes exercises for you to complete as you play. Have fun.

 

Imoves

Don't forget to look at our class imoves page too. 

 

Well, Year 2 we have made it to the end of 8 weeks of remote learning! 

I am SO proud of you all for working so hard. I hope you have a well deserved rest this weekend. 

I cannot wait to see you all on Monday!

Miss Hayward 

Spellings and handwriting paper

Monday 1st March document list:

Tuesday 2nd March document list:

Wednesday 3rd March document list:

Thursday 4th March document list:

Friday 5th March document list:

Year 2 Christmas play and party

Jobs Topic Day 2020

What a fantastic day the children had! They all looked brilliant in their costumes. We had a fashion show, did lots of role play in our chosen jobs and even researched interesting facts about our chosen careers. 

Weather and Seasons Topic Day 2020

The children had a wonderful day tasting different foods from each season. In the afternoon the children watched weather forecasts and then they wrote and performed their own weather report infront of the class. We also had a zoom call with a weather expert from the met office who answered lots of our questions about different types of weather and how they record it. 

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