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Year 2 - Home Learning

Year 2

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st March 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday


Lines of Symmetry

https://vimeo.com/508430942

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO5-Lines-of-symmetry-2019.pdf

 

Challenge:

Explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading whole squares of the grid below:

https://nrich.maths.org/content/03/10/penta2/Symmetry%20Challenge%20Grids.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS5-Lines-of-symmetry-2019.pdf

Tuesday

 

Lines of Symmetry -

Draw the whole

https://vimeo.com/508432389

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO-Lines-of-symmetry-draw-the-whole-2020.pdf

 

 

Challenge:

Are the following statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

  1. Triangles have a line of symmetry.
  2. The lines of symmetry in any shape are equal to the number of sides.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS-Lines-of-symmetry-draw-the-whole.pdf

Challenge:

  1. Sometimes true. This answer can be proved right or wrong. Encourage your child to draw different types of triangles. Triangles with sides the same length (equilateral) or triangles with 2 sides the same length (isosceles) have lines of symmetry. But triangles with different lengths (scalene) will have no lines of symmetry.
  2. Always true.

Equilateral triangles have 3 lines of symmetry.

Squares have 4 lines of symmetry.

Regular Pentagon has 5 lines of symmetry… etc.

Wednesday

 

Sort 2D shapes

https://vimeo.com/508433384

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO6-Sort-2D-shapes-2019.pdf


Challenge: Print off the sheet below

https://nrich.maths.org/content/id/7192/LogicBlocks.pdf

 

Choose a rule, like ‘only 4 sided shapes’. Then challenge someone else to work out your rule. They can do this by choosing a shape and you say “Yes that shape follows my rule” or “No that shape does not follow my rule.” Each shape will be put either left or right to help you work out the rule.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS6-Sort-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge: Adults to check based on rule.

Thursday

 

Make patterns with 2D shapes

https://vimeo.com/508434253

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO7-Make-patterns-with-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge:  Make a pattern of 2D shapes going round in a circle or https://nrich.maths.org/5944

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS7-Make-patterns-with-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

Friday

 

Count faces on 3D shapes

https://vimeo.com/508435282

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO8-Count-faces-on-3D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge: https://nrich.maths.org/233/index

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS8-Count-faces-on-3D-shapes-2019.pdf

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

See the attached PDF to read the poem: ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly’. Read the poem together.

Make the link with food chains and talk about the order of the animals.

 

Think of some actions to help you remember the poem. Read the poem again with your new actions.

 

Tuesday

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

Recap the poem: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
 

If you were to change the animals in the poem, what animals would you pick? Think carefully about the order of the animals and the link with food chains. You might like to use books or the internet (with adult supervision) to look up different animals and their food chains.

 

Use paper to draw or write your ideas on.

Aim for 4 animals, if you would like a challenge go for all 7!

Wednesday

Create you own version of a well known poem

Use yesterday’s work to help you create your own version of the poem: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.  Think carefully about the order of your animals.

 

You may like to use a writing frame to help you:

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a _____________,

I don’t know why she swallowed a _____________,

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a _____________,

That _____________ and _____________ and _____________ inside of her.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

I don’t know why she swallowed a _____________ - perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a _____________,

How _____________ to swallow a _____________.

She swallowed the _____________ to catch the _____________,

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________.

I don’t know why she swallowed a _____________- perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a _____________,

Fancy that to swallow a _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

I don’t know why she swallowed a _____________- perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady that swallowed a _____________,

What a _____________, to swallow a _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________.

I don’t know why she swallowed a _____________- perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a _____________,

I don’t know how she swallowed a _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________.

She swallowed the _____________to catch the _____________,

I don’t know why she swallowed a _____________- perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a _____________...

She’s dead, of course!

 

Thursday

Performance!

Practise and rehearse your poem you wrote yesterday with different actions.

 

When you feel confident and can speak loudly and clearly so that others can hear you, perform it to somebody at home!

Friday

 

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings. Remember you did not have to learn them all so just test yourself on the ones you learnt.

  1. Key
  2. Donkey
  3. Monkey
  4. Valley
  5. Trolley
  6. Turkey
  7. Chimney
  8. Journey

 

Your spellings this week focus on the sound /o/ spelt with an ‘a’. Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

  1. want
  2. wash
  3. wasp
  4. watch
  5. squash
  6. squad
  7. quality
  8. quantity

 

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

RE –

We are now in the period of Lent which lasts for forty days (17th February – 3rd April).  Talk about how Lent is the opportunity for Christians to pray, to give up things and to do good. Which of these are you going to do during lent? Design a poster describing some of the actions that Christians might do during Lent.

Art –

Please see the attached PDF which shows the work of a London based photographer called Slinkachu. He puts miniature figures in objects and unusual places. Look at his photos and discuss with an adult what you like and don’t like about them. Then find some of your own small toys and place them around your house, or take them with you on a walk. Ask an adult if you could borrow their phone or tablet and take you own photos. If your child would like to research more, that is fantastic but please look with them as most of Slinkachu’s images are fine, but there are a few that are not appropriate for children.

Science –

Watch the video below about how to grow food from seeds. What do seeds need to grow?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zc62tfr

Draw a seed and surround it with everything it needs to grow. What will it look like at the end?

ICT – Log into DB primary and check your mail! Last week you were learning to send emails to your friends. If you don’t have an email yet, that is ok, choose a friend to send an email to. You can write, draw a picture or both! Remember to always be kind online and Miss Cox can read all the emails you send!

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Slinkachu Art

There was an old woman..

 

Year 2

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 22nd February 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

 

Recognise 2D and 3D shape

https://vimeo.com/506145944

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO1-Recognise-2D-and-3D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge:

There is a 3D shape in the bag. It has a curved surface. What shapes could it be? What shapes could it not be? Describe a shape to a family member and see if they can guess which shape you are describing. Could it be a different shape?

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS1-Recognise-2D-and-3D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge answers:

It could be a sphere, cylinder or cone. It couldn’t be a cube, cuboid, triangular prism or square based pyramid.

Tuesday

 

2D and 3D shapes.

Watch the video below:

https://vimeo.com/506146009

 

You may like to try making some 3D shapes. You could use straws and play dough. If you don’t have these materials, don’t worry. You could draw or make 2D shapes out of pencils.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday


Count sides on 2D shapes

https://vimeo.com/506146067

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO2-Count-sides-on-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge:

You have 18 lollipop sticks.

How many hexagons can you make?

How many Octagons can you make?

What other shapes can you make?

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS2-Count-sides-on-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge answers:

Using one stick per side you can make 3 hexagons and 2 octagons (with 2 lollipop sticks spare).

You can also make 6 triangles, 4 squares or 3 pentagons. You may also create shapes with more than one stick on each side.

Thursday

 

Count vertices on 2D shapes

https://vimeo.com/506146126

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO3-Count-vertices-on-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

Challenge:

I am a 2D shape.

I have one side.

I have no vertices.

What am I?

 

I am a 3D shape.

I have one flat face.

I have one curved surface, ending in a point.

What am I?


Now create your own riddle.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS3-Count-vertices-on-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge answers:

  1. Circle
  2. Cone

Friday

 

Draw 2D shapes

https://vimeo.com/506146175

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-WO4-Draw-2D-shapes-2019.pdf

 

Challenge

  1. Draw a shape that has four straight sides. Two of the sides are 7cm long. The other two are 3cm. What is the name of your shape?
  2. Draw a shape that has three straight sides. Two of the sides are 5cm long. What is the name of your shape?

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-3-ANS4-Draw-2D-shapes-2019.pdf


Challenge answers:

  1. Rectangle
  2. Triangle

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

Expanded noun phrase

 

 

Follow the link below and watch the video :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

 

Then using the nouns in the video, write you own expanded noun phrases.

E.g. There’s a ______ beast.   I am trapped on this ______ lake. My ______ boat is stuck.

Challenge: Write 2 or 3 adjectives in each of your expanded noun phrases. E.g. There’s a big, scary beast. Remember to include your comma as you are listing the adjectives.

 

Then complete the activities below the video.

  1. Highlight the expanded noun phrases. You need the determiner, adjective and the noun e.g. The excited sailor.
  2. The quiz

Tuesday

 

Expanded noun phrase

 

See the attached PDF document to find 4 pictures.

 

See how many expanded noun phrases you can think of to describe the different things in each picture. E.g. The orange flower. The beautiful butterflies. Aim for 2 expanded noun phrases per picture.

 

Challenge:  Include 2 or 3 adjectives in each of your expanded noun phrases. E.g. The beautiful, orange butterflies. Remember to include your comma as you are listing the adjectives.

Wednesday

 

Improving Miss Cox’s sentences.

Miss Cox is still asleep from half term and needs your help to make her sentences better! Correct Miss Cox’s punctuation and include an expanded noun phrase in each of the sentences below. You might like to challenge yourself by adding one of the following linking words to each sentence to add extra detail: because,  if,  when,  that.

  1. the cat sat on the wall
  2. a man built a house
  3. miss cox and mrs bowman will be late
  4. three frogs swam in the pond
  5. i can see the stars in the sky

Thursday

 

Rearranging sentences

Rearrange the words below to make a complete sentence. Remember an adjective must come before the noun to create an expanded noun phrase.

You may like to put the words below onto separate pieces of paper so the words can be moved around to figure out the sentences.

  1. lonely  The  doorbell  the  rang.  happy  when  looked  loud  girl
  2. sister cried.  hairy  A  crawled  so  large  by  spider  she
  3. plane  off  sky.  blue  into  The  off  big  took 
  4. slippery.  When  the  arrived   path  cold  the winter  long  looked

 

Challenge: Make your own jumbled sentences. Make sure you check they make sense by putting them in the right order.

 

Answers:

  1. The lonely girl looked happy when the doorbell rang.
  2. A large, hairy spider crawled by my sister so she cried.
  3. The big plane took off into the blue sky.
  4. When the cold winter arrived, the long path looked slippery.

Friday

 

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings. Remember you did not have to learn them all so just test yourself on the ones you learnt.

  1. Other
  2. Mother
  3. Brother
  4. Nothing
  5. Cover
  6. Monday
  7. Money
  8. Honey

 

Your spellings this week focus on the sound /ee/ spelt with an ‘ey’. Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

  1. Key
  2. Donkey
  3. Monkey
  4. Valley
  5. Trolley
  6. Turkey
  7. Chimney
  8. Journey

 

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

 

RE –

Before half term, you learnt that another word for Mass is the Eucharist.  This word means thanksgiving.  During Mass Catholics receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  When Catholics go forward in church to receive Jesus in Holy Communion it is a very special time of thanks and praise.  The priest holds up the host and says, “The Body of Christ.” The people respond “Amen!”  The priest holds up the Chalice and says, “The Blood of Christ.” and the people respond “Amen!”

In year 3 you will have the opportunity to make your First Holy Communion. Watch the video below to learn more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/what-is-holy-communion/zjfjt39#:~:text=Communion%20is%20a%20way%20for,symbols%20mean%20for%20Christian%20children

If you have any questions after watching this video, talk with an adult about these.

 

Now write a prayer of thanks to Jesus that could be said during Holy Communion. Illustrate your prayer with appropriate pictures.

Art –

You will need a range of resources to draw with, e.g. pens, pencils, crayons or anything else you have at home. On a piece of paper, find out how many different types of marks you can make and cover the page in a variety of marks and patterns. (The emphasis is on experimenting and finding out what marks they all make, not produce a ‘beautiful’ piece of work.)

This may lead to a discussion about which marks would be suitable for which type of drawing. E.g. Pencils are good for small details, coloured felt pens show up better from a distance, paints can cover a big area quickly. Look up pictures of different animals and choose which resource they would use to represent them best.

Geography –

Draw a simple map of either your house and the roads nearby or the school and the roads nearby. Create symbols for main features on their map and draw them onto it.

  • key physical features, might include: beach, cliff, coast, trees, hill, sea, ocean, river, vegetation, season and weather
  • key human features, might include: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Science –

Watch the video below to show the relationship between animals and plants in their habitats.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zf6mhyc

You might like to find out more about the relationships between plants and animals in a range of habitats.

Below are made-up piece of news.

Predict, what do you think will happen next? Talk to an adult, draw or write.

1. A disease is spreading through all woodland that is killing all the trees.

2. Someone has placed some fish in the pond.

3. A gardener has placed an invasive plant in the pond – e.g. blanket weed

4. A mite has passed a disease to all types of bees. The bees are all dying.

ICT – Log into DB primary. Once logged in, look on the left hand side to find the ‘Write mail’ button. Click on this and choose a friend to send an email to. You can write, draw a picture or both! Remember to always be kind online and Miss Cox can read all the emails you send!

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

 

Music – Follow the link to explore conjunct musical movement by listening to, performing and composing a musical story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/conjunct-melodies-6rvker

Expanded Noun Phrase Pictures

 

 

Year 2

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 8th February 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

Make tally charts day 1

Watch the video below to learn about tally charts. You will need a pencil and something to write with as you watch the video.

 https://vimeo.com/501669795

 

Then, make your own tally chart by recording what you see out of your window.

 

Tuesday

Make tally charts day 2

https://vimeo.com/501671369

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Make-tally-charts-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Make-tally-charts-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Draw pictograms day 1

Watch the video below to learn about pictograms. You will need a pencil and something to write with as you watch the video.

https://vimeo.com/501672753

 

Thursday

Draw pictograms day 2

https://vimeo.com/501673699

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO2-Draw-pictograms-1-1-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS2-Draw-pictograms-1-1-2019.pdf

Friday

Interpret pictograms

https://vimeo.com/501674074

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-WO3-Interpret-pictograms-1-1-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y2-Spring-Block-2-ANS3-Interpret-pictograms-1-1-2019.pdf

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Write a postcard from the view of the Country Mouse

Remind yourself of the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse from last week. (Look at last week’s PDF attachment to find a copy of the book).

Pay special attention to the Country Mouse as today you are going to pretend to be the Country Mouse and write a letter to a friend to tell them about the scary event that has happened. Remember, as the adventure has already happened you will need to write in the past tense.

 

Look back through the book and talk with an adult about what you are going to write first. What were the most exciting parts of your trip? What were the scariest parts? What did you enjoy? What didn’t you enjoy?

 

Remind yourself on your learning from last week and what you should include in letter:

  • Full sentences describing your adventure.
  • Questions to ask your friend.
  • Your address in the top right corner.
  • Capital letters for names.

Tuesday

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day 2021. This year's theme is about 'The internet we can trust.' Now we are all using Zoom, we are using the internet more than ever and online safety is something that we must think about all the time and not just on this day.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons/safer-internet-day-live-lesson/zdh2wnb

Follow the link above to watch a 30-minute Live Lesson. The lesson link will only work from the 9th February and not before.

 

You will learn about how we can stay safe, responsible and wise in an increasingly digital world, with tips and advice from some of the biggest personalities on the web.

 

As an activity, your child might like to create a poster with ‘Top Tips for Searching Online’ or they could share a video of their top tips onto their Seesaw journal.

Wednesday

Comparing Country and Town lifestyles

Over the next 2 days you are going to be answering the question:

Would you prefer to live life as the Town Mouse or the Country Mouse?

 

Today you will start by listing all the good and positive things about living in each place. For example:

Town Mouse

Country Mouse

Can go to the cinema to watch films.

Can see beautiful sunsets over the hills.

 

Think about the food, the lifestyle, where they sleep, what they do all day, who they might meet etc.

Thursday

Would you prefer to live life as the Town Mouse or the Country Mouse?

Today you need to decide if you would rather live like the Town Mouse or the Country Mouse. Re-read the points you made yesterday and write these points into full sentences using the conjunctions ‘and’ ‘but’ or ‘because’ to combine more than one thought in a sentence.

For example:

I would prefer to live like the Country Mouse because I like to watch the sunset over the hills. Sunsets are colourful and beautiful. I like that the country is quiet and I won’t get stepped on by the busy people in the town. I do like cats but I don’t want to be chased by one!

 

Friday

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings. Remember you did not have to learn them all so just test yourself on the ones you learnt.

  1. Fast
  2. Last
  3. Grass
  4. Bath
  5. Path
  6. Plant
  7. People
  8. Father

 

Your spellings this week focus on the sound /u/ spelt with an ‘o’. Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

  1. Other
  2. Mother
  3. Brother
  4. Nothing
  5. Cover
  6. Monday
  7. Money
  8. Honey

 

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

RE –

Remind the children that another word for the Mass is the Eucharist.  This word means thanksgiving.  Explain to the children that the Mass has four parts:

  1. We gather together with others in our parish family.  The priest welcomes everyone.
  2. We listen carefully and give thanks as God speaks to us through His Word in Scripture. 
  3. We give thanks to God as the priest says the same words as Jesus did at the Last Supper.  We call this the ‘Eucharistic Prayer.’
  4. We go out as the priest sends us out in peace to spread God’s love to everyone.

Task: See the attached PDF. Cut out the pictures of the different parts of Mass and sequence them in order. Use the above numbers to help you. Then write a sentence under each picture to describe what is happening in each part.

DT –

Design and make a vehicle for either Town Mouse or Country Mouse, which will travel, from the top of the hill all the way to their door.

Challenge: Can your vehicle move by including wheels in your model? Can it travel in a straight line? Can it travel as far as Town Mouse or Country Mouse’s door (at least 50 cm).

Geography –

With an adult, use the internet to find a simple map of the UK. Discuss what a map is and how it represents the shape of the land. Do you know what countries the UK is made up of? Can you find where the countries are on the map? Identify where our school is.

Click on the link below to be able to compare maps and satellite images. Focus on the South East, can you find Hythe? Our School? Your house? Can you notice the difference between a Town and the Country?

https://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm

Science –

Go outside and look for animal life under a pile of logs or leaves. Now talk about what these animals would need in order to survive. (Hopefully they will identify ideas that relate to: air, heat, shelter, light, food and safety from predators).

 

Now imagine you have shrunk to an animal that is the size of a pen lid and need somewhere to live. Draw what you look like and what habitat you will need to survive. Add labels to your habitat to show how you would stay warm, have light, be able to breathe, get food and hide from predators.

ICT –

Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day 2021. This year's theme is about 'The internet we can trust.' Now we are all using Zoom, we are using the internet more than ever and online safety is something that we must think about all the time and not just on this day.

Please see the attached PDF with links to some activities that you can do together as a family. We will be completing the BBC live lesson on Tuesday but you may like to listen to the story ‘Detective Digiduck’ or follow the link to listen to what Liverpool Football Club have to tell us.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Music – You will be learning about the families and instruments of the orchestra. You will be listening to examples of what they sound like and finding out how all the instruments are played. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/instruments-of-the-orchestra-how-they-are-played-61jpac

Golden Time

Well done for all your hard work this term! I think you all deserve some Golden Time on Friday afternoon – think about an activity you would really like to do at home. Whatever you decide on doing, I hope you enjoy yourself! I’m proud of you all; you really all deserve a lovely and restful break – parents included!

Yr 2 - Safer Internet Day

Yr 2 RE

 

 

Year 2

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 1st February 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

Divide by 2

https://vimeo.com/498260506

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO3-Divide-by-2-2019.pdf

 

Please continue to play Times table Rock Stars and let me know if you would like me to add any more tables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-ANS3-Divide-by-2-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Odd and Even numbers

https://vimeo.com/498261586

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO4-Odd-and-even-numbers-2019-1.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-ANS4-Odd-and-even-numbers-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Divide by 5

https://vimeo.com/498262138

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Divide-by-5-2019.pdf

 

Please continue to play Times table Rock Stars and let me know if you would like me to add any more tables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-ANS5-Divide-by-5-2019.pdf

Thursday

Divide by 10

https://vimeo.com/498262386

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Divide-by-10-2019.pdf

 

Please continue to play Times table Rock Stars and let me know if you would like me to add any more tables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-ANS6-Divide-by-10-2019.pdf

Friday

Multiplication and division word problems

Click on the link below to watch the video. You will need small objects like pasta, counters or lego to help you work out the answers to the questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-and-division-problems-69h66d

 

Please continue to play Times table Rock Stars and let me know if you would like me to add any more tables:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Town House, Country Mouse

I have attached 2 possible versions of the story of ‘The Town House and the Country Mouse’ for you to read through. Please choose the most appropriate story for your child. Version 1 has less writing and is a simpler text compared to version 2.

 

After reading the story, discuss what you think the moral of the story might be.
Then answer the following questions using sentences and/or pictures!

  1. What does Country Mouse like?
  2. What does Town Mouse like?
  3. What are some of the things that scare the Country mouse?
  4. The Country Mouse decided to go home at the end of the story. What would you have done? Why?

Tuesday

Planning to write a letter

Start by discussing what a letter is with an adult. Why do people write letters?

Tomorrow you are going to be writing an informal letter to a friend so today you need to think of ideas that you would like to include in this letter. Talk to an adult about what is appropriate to include in this letter (school, interests, siblings, pets etc) and what is not appropriate (private information, passwords etc)

 

Make a list of all the things you want to write about in your letter.

Wednesday

Letter questions

When writing an informal letter it is important to include questions so when your friend replies they can answer them. Write a list of questions you might like to ask them. Remember to include a question mark at the end!

Challenge: Can you use include What? How? When? Where? Why? Who?

Thursday

Writing the letter

Use your ideas from the last 2 days to write a letter to a friend. Try to use some of the conjunctions ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘because’ ‘or’ to combine more than one thought in a sentence.
Remember:

To use capital letters and full stops correctly (a name needs a capital letter)

To check your lowercase letters are the correct size in relation to your capital letters.

To have a question mark at the end of your questions.

Friday

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings. Remember you did not have to learn them all.

  1. all
  2. ball
  3. call
  4. small
  5. walk
  6. talk
  7. always
  8. altogether

 

Your spellings this week focus on common exception words. Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

  1. Fast
  2. Last
  3. Grass
  4. Bath
  5. Path
  6. Plant
  7. People
  8. Father

 

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence

RE –

Today you are going to explore ‘Being thanked and thanking others’. When was the last time you thanked someone? Why? Has anybody thanked you recently? Why?

 

Read this story:

Mrs. Hegarty had taught in St Mary’s School for thirty-seven years.  Everyone loved her.  She was very kind and sometimes quite strict, but no-one minded because she was very fair and really loved the children.  Now she was retiring.  Everyone wanted to say goodbye and thank you.

On her retirement day, there was a special thanksgiving Eucharist in the church with all the children, parents and teachers.  There were special prayers for Mrs. Hegarty, and her favourite hymns.  Afterwards, everyone crowded into the hall and there were lots of speeches.   Father Atkins told a story about when he had been a little boy in school and Mrs. Hegarty had taught him.  Everyone laughed.  He said he owed her a lot and gave her a bouquet of roses, her favourite flowers.  One of the mums reminded everyone how Mrs. Hegarty had made St Mary’s into a really good school.  The parents gave her a camera because she was going to learn photography.  Peter, from Year 6, made a speech wishing her happiness and because she likes bird-watching, the children gave her a pair of binoculars.

Mrs. Hegarty was sad to say goodbye.  She thanked everyone for their kind and thoughtful gifts and explained that as she used each one, she would think of all the children, parents and staff.  She said she would read through all her cards when she got home.  She thanked everyone who had prepared the Mass and the party.  It was a happy day.  Everyone was pleased to say thank you to someone who had done so much to help other people.

  1. Why was Mrs. Hegarty thanked?
  2. How did different people say thank you to her?
  3. How do you think Mrs. Hegarty felt?
  4. Which way would you choose to say thank you?

 

 Art –  Draw your Mum

This year more than ever, your Mum deserves to know how much you love her. Draw a picture of your Mum and get an adult top upload it to www.KMMyMum.co.uk. Your picture will then be seen in the KM newspaper from 10th March.

DT –

Find a variety of toy vehicles and identify all the common features. Discuss how the wheels and axles are joined and create movement. See if you can find examples in our toys where wheels run freely on the axle and examples where the wheels are secured tightly to the axle.

Then look at your toys and see if you can answer the questions below by talking to an adult.

  • What materials is this vehicle made from?
  • Can you sort the vehicles according to their purposes or jobs?
  • Could the vehicles be improved in any way?
  • What features would you add to a particular vehicle to make it more suitable for the Town or Country?

Geography –

We are going to be learning about different places to live in the UK. Use books or the internet to begin to think about the differences and similarities between town/city and country life. Using what you found out, either draw or build a miniature town and a miniature country life model. What is the same? What is different? Where would you rather live? Why?

Science –

While on your daily walk or out in your garden, what habitats might you walk pass? What animals might live in your garden? Try to describe each one by using your senses. What can you see, touch, smell, hear?

Now the fun part, you are going to pretend to be a special type of estate agent; ones that sell homes to invertebrates! You will need to visit a habitat and describe what it is like there: damp/dry, light/dark, warm/cold, etc.  You could draw each of the habitats and describe what it is like there or make an advert for the habitat to hang in the estate agent window!

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

 

Town Mouse Country Mouse 1

Town Mouse Country Mouse 2

 

Music – You will be learning how to make music out of objects around the house and how to manipulate objects to create different sounds    https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-different-ways-to-create-instrumental-sounds-6mukac


Year 2

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 25th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

Make equal groups – sharing

(recap)

https://vimeo.com/492603273

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO7-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2020.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANS7-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2020.pdf

Tuesday

Make equal groups – sharing

 

https://vimeo.com/492603633

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO1-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-ANS1-Make-equal-groups-sharing-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Make equal groups – grouping

(recap)

 

https://vimeo.com/492603899

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Y1-Summer-Block-1-WO6-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2020.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANS6-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2020.pdf

Thursday

Make equal groups – grouping

 

https://vimeo.com/492603961

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-WO2-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2019-1.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Y2-Spring-Block-1-ANS2-Make-equal-groups-grouping-2019.pdf

Friday

Sharing and grouping

Watch the video below. Have a piece of paper and a pencil ready to answer some questions near the end of the video.

https://vimeo.com/492604113

When you have watched the video, find different objects to work out the questions below:

10 ÷ 5 =

15 ÷ 3 =

16 ÷ 4 =

18 ÷ 9 =

Challenge: Find 20 objects. How many equal groups can you make? Is there more than one answer?

 

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Instructional writing.

 

How to make a Kite.

Over the next 2 days you are going to be writing instructions to make a kite.

Watch the video below which shows you one way to make a kite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiPpSI257tw  

 

Now, make a list of all the things you will need to make this kite. If you don’t have a stapler at home, you could use glue or tape instead.

 

Challenge: Draw and label what you want your kite to look like.

Tuesday

Instructional writing.

 

How to make a Kite

Today you are going to be writing instructions to explain how to make a kite. Remember to use your imperative (bossy) verbs to help you be clear, e.g. put, get, cut, take, fold

Watch the video again, pausing the video at certain intervals to give you time to write your instructions. Continue watching the video until you have a list of clear instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiPpSI257tw 

 

Wednesday

Oliver Jeffers - Stuck

Click on the link below to listen to the story ‘Stuck’ being read aloud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipx6HJs4XQ

 

Floyd throws up an orang-utan…  ‘An orang-utan to knock down the milkman, who surely had somewhere else to be…’ Write the story to explain what the orang-utan had to do, where he was and what happened when Floyd caught him.

Thursday

Oliver Jeffers - Stuck

Remind yourself of the story ‘Stuck’ you heard yesterday: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipx6HJs4XQ

 

Imagine you are one of the people, animals or objects stuck in the tree. Send a paper aeroplane down from the tree with a message to Floyd asking him to rescue them and get them down safely.

Friday

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings. Remember you did not have to learn them all so just test yourself on the ones you learnt

  1. crying
  2. flying
  3. trying
  4. drying
  5. copying
  6. replying
  7. marrying
  8. carrying

 

Your spellings this week focus on the sound /or/ spelt ‘a’ before l or ll. Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

 

  1. all
  2. ball
  3. call
  4. small
  5. walk
  6. talk
  7. always
  8. altogether

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

RE –

One of the stories about Jesus that we hear after Christmas is the story of Jesus’ Baptism.  Before Jesus started his ministry of teaching and healing he asked John the Baptist, his cousin, to baptise him.

If you have a bible at home, with an adult, find Matthew’s account of that event (3: 13-17). I have attached it below if you cannot find it!

You and your adult are going to role-play how the reading would be said in mass.

The reader says, ‘A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew’.  Everyone would respond by saying ‘Glory to You O Lord’ whilst making the Sign of the Cross on their foreheads, lips and hearts.

Ask an adult to read the below Gospel reading (Matthew 3:13-17):

At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptised by him.  But John tried to make him change his mind.  “I ought to be baptised by you,” John said, “and yet you have come to me!”  But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so for now.  For in this way we shall do all that God requires.”  So, John agreed.  As soon as Jesus was baptised, he came up out of the water.  Then heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and alighting on him.  Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased.”

At the end the reader would say, ‘The Gospel of the Lord,’ and everyone would reply, ‘Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.’ 

You may like to have some quiet time to reflect on the story and discuss what the story means to you.

Art –

In English this week, you are going to be writing instructions to make a kite. Use these instructions to help you make your kit. Remember to take your kite flying. Have fun!

Geography –

You may like to recap our learning on clouds by going outside to look at the sky:

  • What type of clouds do they see today? Encourage use of correct names for the more common cloud types (cirrus, stratus, cumulus etc)
  • How much of the sky do they cover?
  • Are they high or low in the sky?
  • Were the clouds the same yesterday?
  • Are they moving?
  • Do clouds change at different times of the year?

Then use the internet to find a world map and a globe. Make sure the children are aware that they are the same thing. Identify the Equator and the North and South Poles. You may want to ask them what they know about these three areas. Is the equator a line? What animals, if any, do you find at the poles?

Use the world map to predict where in the world it may be hot and cold.

You may like to use BBC weather - https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather to look up the different countries they have chosen and find out more and discuss why they might be hot and cold depending on where they are in the world.

Science –

Begin today’s lesson by establishing what an amazing planet it is that we live on. You may like to watch a selection of the videos from the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-wonders-of-nature/zv9tkmn

We are so lucky to live in a country full of amazing organisms. Some amazing animals and plants can be found near to your home!

Task – How many different living things can we find?

If you can, go outside. Your challenge is to work out whether things are living or not. How do you know you have got it right? What can a living thing do that a non-living things can’t do?

For adults at home: The processes common to all living things are: movement, respiration, sensing, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition (MRS GREN). They may start to notice some of these in the living things they look at!

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Music – You will be exploring different ways to use your voice and decide which way is best for a particular song. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-different-ways-to-use-the-voice-6cu34t

Year 2

Home learning activities for week beginning

Monday 18th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

 

2x table

Watch the video to practise 2x table:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-2-times-table-with-bridget-the-lioness/zrrx92p

 

https://vimeo.com/490420447

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO7-The-2-times-table-2019.pdf

 

If you are feeling comfortable with times tables, you may like to try Times table Rock Stars:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO7-The-2-times-table-2019.pdf

Tuesday

 

2x table problem solving

Recap 2x table: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-2-times-table-with-bridget-the-lioness/zrrx92p

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-word-problems-table-of-two-68w3ae

 

If you are feeling comfortable with times tables, you may like to try Times table Rock Stars:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

 

 

Wednesday

 

5x table

Watch the video to practise 5x table:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-5-times-table/zhbm47h

 

https://vimeo.com/490421314

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO8-The-5-times-table-2019.pdf

 

If you are feeling comfortable with times tables, you may like to try Times table Rock Stars:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO8-The-5-times-table-2019.pdf

Thursday

 

10 x table

Watch the video to practise 10x table:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-10-times-table-with-webster-the-spider/zm32cqt

 

https://vimeo.com/490421912

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO9-The-10-times-table-2019.pdf

 

If you are feeling comfortable with times tables, you may like to try Times table Rock Stars:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-ANS9-The-10-times-table-2019.pdf

Friday

Spotting patterns in 2, 5 and 10 times table

You might like to start today’s learning by watching some of the super mover videos from earlier on in the week.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spotting-patterns-in-the-2-5-and-10-multiplication-tables-64rp8e

 

If you are feeling comfortable with times tables, you may like to try Times table Rock Stars:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

The Sun and the Wind story writing

Remind yourself of your story plan and talk through your plan with an adult. Then read the beginning part of your story which you completed on Thursday.

 

Today you will write the middle part of your story (3 and 4 of your plan). 

What contestant are your characters going to have? How does your boastful character lose?

Tuesday

 

The Sun and the Wind story writing

Remind yourself of the beginning and middle parts of your story. Read them through with an adult.

 

Today you will write the end of your story (5 and 6 of your plan). 

Think about what you want someone to learn from your story. How does your wise character win? What can the boastful character learn from the wise character?

Wednesday

 

The Sun and the Wind story writing

It’s time to share your story! Choose a learning buddy for today’s work, it could be an adult or a sibling at home. Start by reading your story together, take it in turns and use special voices for the characters.

 

With your buddy work together to check your story has the following things. If they don’t, add them in with a different colour.

Sentences begin with a capital letter.

Sentences end with a full stop.

Names of characters have a capital letter.

Speech marks (“”) are used when a character speaks.

Letters are formed the correct way, all handwriting is on the line.

You have used spelling patterns or your phonics to help you sound out words you don’t know how to spell.

Thursday

Suffixes

With an adults help, follow the link below to learn about suffixes. Watch the video at the top of the page. Then answer the questions below the video. End with quiz! You might need an adult to help you read the questions.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx

 

Challenge: Using the root words below, write a list of other words you can make by adding suffixes. (HINT: If you’re stuck, try adding -ed, -er, -ing)

 

walk, kick, jump, listen, watch, sing, small

 

Friday

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings which were:

  1. cry, cried
  2. try, tried
  3. happy, happier, happiest
  4. funny, funnier, funniest
  5. reply, replied

 

Your spellings this week focus on adding –ing to a word ending with y.

Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

 

  1. crying
  2. flying
  3. trying
  4. drying
  5. copying
  6. replying
  7. marrying
  8. carrying

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

RE –

The four Gospels are found in this second part of the Bible, the New Testament.  If you have a bible at home, show the children the two parts of the Bible and where the Gospels come in the second part.  The Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life on earth, his birth, his teaching, the friends he called to help him and his Death and Resurrection.

Explain that there are four Gospels, each named after the person who is thought to have written it – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 

  • Mark wrote the very first gospel about Jesus and his friends.
  • Matthew tells us about Joseph and the wise men from the East who came to see the baby. Matthew reminds us that Jesus teaches us how to live with God who is always with us.
  • Luke tells the stories of Mary, of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem and the shepherds who came to see the child. Luke tells us how Jesus seeks people who are lost to bring them to God.
  • John wants us to know Jesus is the one who wants us to have the fullness of life. It is in John’s gospel that we read about Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit.

Using the information above, choose one of the Gospel writers and retell what they talk about in the bible. You could draw pictures or thought/speech bubbles from that Gospel writer.

Art –

Remind pupils of the different cloud types and weathers (Cumulonimbus, Stratus, Cirrus). Today you will be making a collage. Explain that the word collage comes from the French word ‘coller’-stick - collage means –to combine materials, place them carefully and stick them down.

Using your sky paintings from last week, carefully add different materials to create clouds.

Science –

Discuss with children why it is important to exercise. They might identify: to maintain a healthy weight, to be flexible, to have strong muscles, to make sure organs like the heart and lungs are in good shape, and to make yourself feel good. Then watch the video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvdkjxs

Explore - What happens when you exercise?

Investigate what happens to your bodies when you try different forms of exercise. After exercise they could touch their foreheads to see whether they are warm, or feel their chests to find out whether their hearts are pumping faster and their lungs are working harder.

Investigate – Which exercise makes you puff the most?

Children could decide three different exercises to try. After doing each exercise hold a sheet of paper in front of the child and count the number of breaths (the paper moving upwards). Discuss with the children which exercise made their bodies work hardest.

Recording

The children could show on a table the different exercises and the number of breaths taken after each of them.

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Music – Creating simple pulse patterns. In this lesson, we will learn to create a simple pulse pattern while we are singing and to understand how a pulse can be subdivided.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-simple-pulse-patterns-65j3ed

 

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 11th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answers

Monday

Multiplication sentences using the x symbol

https://vimeo.com/488111269

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-D4-Multiplication-sentences-using-the-x-symbol-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO4-Multiplication-sentences-using-the-x-symbol-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Multiplication sentences using pictures

https://vimeo.com/488113679

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-D5-Multiplication-sentences-from-pictures-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO5-Multiplication-sentences-from-pictures-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Using arrays

 

https://vimeo.com/490417143

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-D6-Use-arrays-2019.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-4-WO6-Use-arrays-2019.pdf

Thursday

Make your own arrays

Use cubes, pasta, counters or anything you have easily accessible at home to try these challenge questions:

 

With 6 objects, how many different arrays can you create? Once you have created your array complete:

 ____ × ____ = ____ × ____

 

With 12 objects, how many different arrays can you create? Once you have created your array complete:

 ____ × ____ = ____ × ____

 

With 18 objects, how many different arrays can you create? Once you have created your array complete:

 ____ × ____ = ____ × ____

Adult at home to check they have the right number of objects before they start making their arrays.

Friday

Make Doubles

 

(Recap from Year 1)

https://vimeo.com/490420115

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Y1-Summer-Block-1-D5-Make-doubles-2020.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Y1-Summer-Block-1-ANS5-Make-doubles-2020.pdf

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Write own poem in the style of the one we’ve been learning.

Use your plans from last Thursday to help you compose your own weather poems

 

You may like to use the template below to help you:

 

Who has …………………………………..………………?

Neither I nor you.

But when …………………………………………….………,

………………………………..……. is passing through.

Who has ………………………………………………….?

Neither you nor I.

But when ……………………………………….………….,

…………………………………………….….. Is passing by.

 

Tuesday

The Sun and the Wind

See the attached PDF file to get access a copy of the story.

 

Then choose one of the following tasks:

  1. Get an adult to split your page into 6 boxes. Retell the story by drawing pictures in the 6 boxes.

 

  1. Comprehension Activity:
  1. Who are the characters in the story?
  2. What were the Wind and the Sun arguing about?
  3. What kind of contest did the Wind and Sun have?
  4. What did the Wind do to try to prove its strength?
  5. What did the man do when the Wind blew hard?
  6. What happened to the tree and animals when the Wind blew hard?
  7. How did the Wind feel when it could not blow the man’s coat off?
  8. What did the sun do to prove its strength?
  9. What did the man do when the Sun grew bright?

Wednesday

The Sun and the Wind

Today you are going to plan your own story like The Sun and the Wind. You may like to re-read the story to remind yourself what happens.

 

Think of two weather characters for your story: e.g. Snow, Sun, Frost, Rain or Lightning. Then answer the questions below:

 

  1. Who is the silly character that boasts?
  2. Who is the wise character?
  3. What contest does the wise character suggest?
  4. How does the boastful character lose the contest?
  5. How does the wise character win?
  6. What lessons do the silly character learn? How is the wise character kind?

Thursday

The Sun and the Wind story writing

Talk about what makes a good story. Also talk about what punctuation you may need.

Today you will write the beginning part of your story (1 and 2 of yesterday’s plan).  Introduce your characters, remember one is very boastful!

Friday

Spellings

Complete a spelling test on your previous spellings.

 

Your spellings this week focus on adding –ed, -er or –est to a word ending with y.

Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

 

  1. cry, cried
  2. try, tried
  3. happy, happier, happiest
  4. funny, funnier, funniest
  5. reply, replied

 

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure. Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

Sun & Wind Book

RE – If you have a Bible at home, show the children a copy of a Bible.  Explain how the Bible is God’s special book.  It is all about how much God loves and cares for people.  Describe how the Bible is the most important book that Christians use, because it is God’s Word, so it is always treated with reverence.  Like all special books we take care of it, make sure our hands are clean before we use it and keep it in a safe place.

There are two main sections in the Bible.  The Old Testament tells us about the time before Jesus. 

The New Testament tells us about Jesus and the beginning of the Church. 

Some of the books are called by the name of the person thought to have written them: Mark, Jeremiah, Peter.  Some are named after the person the story is about: Job, Ruth, Jonah.  One is called after an event: Exodus.  Others tell you about the content of the book: Genesis (Beginnings), Psalms, Proverbs, Letters.  The Bible is like a library of different books.

Choose one of the links below, or if you have your own Children’s Bible, read a story from it and discuss what it is trying to tell us.

The Christian Story of the Good Samaritan and the Lost Sheep: ww.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-christian-story-of-the-good-samaritan-and-the-lost-sheep/zr7wxyc

The story of Jesus’ disciples, Peter and Andrew: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbyr87h

Challenge: Design a front cover for the Bible that shows it is a special book for the People of God.  On the back cover write a summary of what you would find inside.

Art –

If you have paints at home, experiment mixing colours with white or black to create tints or shades. Always mix a tiny amount of the darker colour into the lighter one or it takes too much of the lighter colour to get the colour wanted. i.e. add colour to a blob of white and add black to a blob of colour.

Task: To create a wash of colour to represent a sky. Start by discussing what colour the sky is to be, blue or grey, and how strong the colour should be. Use plain water first to wet the paper, then dip your paintbrush into a colour and sweep your brush horizontally back and forth. Then repeat with a different colour on the brush. You may like to use black or white to create different shades of a colour.

Try to do 2 different types of sky and keep them safe as you will be adding to this next week.

Science – Which foods make a healthy diet?

Discuss why some food when eaten in too large amounts is bad for our health – e.g. sugar, salts and fats. Talk about what you’re going to have for lunch. You could look online or in the cupboards to find examples of a healthy and unhealthy lunch. Try to classify the foods: green for foods we can eat quite a lot of, amber for those we can eat quite often, and red for foods we can eat as treats.

Challenge: Draw an unhealthy and a healthy lunchbox.

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Music – Understanding Pulse. Watch the video to learn about pulse, how to find it and how to move our body in time to the beat.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-cdk38c

This week's spellings:-

Today we will start our spellings again. I will give you new spellings every Friday, ready to be tested the following Friday. Your spellings this week focus on adding -ed, -er -y or -ing  to a word ending with e.

Choose a selection of the words below, aim for 5 or 6 words or if you would like a challenge do more!

  1. hiking
  2. hiker
  3. hiked
  4. baking
  5. baker
  6. baked
  7. shiny

  8. shining

Make sure you know what all of the words mean. Use a dictionary if you are not sure.

Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 5th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Tuesday

Recognise equal groups

Spr2.1.1 - Recognise equal groups on Vimeo

 

Y2-Autumn-Block-4-D1-Recognise-equal-groups-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Make equal groups

Spr2.1.2 - Make equal groups on Vimeo

 

Y2-Autumn-Block-4-D2-Make-equal-groups-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Add equal groups

Spr2.1.3 - Add equal groups on Vimeo

 

Y2-Autumn-Block-4-D3-Add-equal-groups-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Add equal groups

Recap yesterday’s work. Using toys or objects around the house together create your own addition sums, e.g.  2 + 2 + 2

To work this out, you should make 3 groups with 2 pieces of lego in each group. Then encourage your child to count in 2’s to find the answer.


Try to create 10 different questions. Depending on your child’s ability, start with 2’s, 5’s or 10’s and increase to 3’s if appropriate.

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Tuesday

Poetry

 

Read the poem below:

 

Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you.

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.

 

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I.

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

 

Use a ‘quarter thinking sheet’ to help think about the meaning of the poem. A quarter sheet is a piece of paper divided into quarters: one quarter has an ear symbol ‘what can I hear’: one has an eye ‘what can I see’: one has words – ‘what words do I like/want to know more about’ and one has a question mark – ‘what do I need to find out’?

 

Using the quarter thinking sheet, you may also want to ask them about:

  • What could they visualise?
  • What could they hear?
  • What colours could they see?
  • What was the weather like in the poem?
  • How does this compare to the weather we experienced outside today?

Wednesday

Learn a poem by heart

Read the poem from yesterday again. Think of actions to go with the poem. Use these action to help you learn the poem by heart.

Thursday

Plan ideas for a new poem

Using the poem they have been learning as a model, talk about ideas and vocabulary for a similar poem, perhaps about a weather element, e.g. Who has held the sunshine? Who can stop the rain? Who has hugged a cloud?

 

Choose their own weather topic and generate ideas by talking to an adult at home.   Write any ideas down onto a piece of paper.

Friday

Spellings

You will be emailed new spellings for you to learn this week ready for a test next Friday. Make sure you know what each word means and then write each word into a sentence. 

 

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

RE - Epiphany: What is it? - CBBC Newsround With the help of an adult, follow the link and read all about Epiphany and why we celebrate it. Then draw or make 3 king puppets to retell the story. You could use lollipop sticks, toilet roll tubes or just drawings on a piece of paper. Think about what the Kings will say to each other when they see the star, on their journey and when they finally arrive in Bethlehem.

Geography – With the help of an adult, look up the following clouds on google images: Cumulonimbus, Stratus, Cirrus. Then look outside, what type of cloud can you see today? Choose 2 of the above clouds and recreate them on 2 different pieces of paper. You could use paint, cotton wool, colouring pencils, any resources you have at home. Keep your eye on the clouds for this week, do the clouds change throughout the day or do they stay the same the whole day?

ICT – Log onto DB primary to complete a computing task.

 

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 14th December 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths / Christmas Activities

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Find the difference

https://vimeo.com/479816379

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D8-Find-the-difference-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Find Change

https://vimeo.com/479816820

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D9-Find-change-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Shops

Play shops with someone at home! Set up a shop and price the items in your shop. Get someone to visit your shop. If they buy 2 things, how much will that come to? Do you need to give them change?

Thursday

Shops

Day 2 of your shop. Do you need to change the prices in your shop? Can you sell any more items? Try adding what you sell in your shop. 

Friday

Last day of home learning!

Enjoy your last day of home learning by creating a Christmas number game, practising counting in 2’s, 10’s, 5’s.

English / Christmas activities

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Christmas Card

We will be making an angel Christmas card for a family member at home. Can you draw or make an angel on the front of the card? You could use cotton wool, white feathers, glitter or anything you could find at home for the wings.

Tuesday

Christmas photo frames

We will be making a photo frame for a picture of ourselves to give to someone at home. Get an adult to cut out a rectangle in the middle of a piece of paper. Your job is to then draw/paint a Christmas design on the paper that is left. Finally, take a picture of yourself, print it off and stick it behind the frame!

Wednesday

Christmas hats

Make a Christmas hat so you can wear this while you have your lunch!

Thursday

Pantomime!

We will be watching a pantomime in school. Choose a Christmas film and watch that instead!

Friday

Last day of home learning!

Enjoy your last day of home learning by creating a Christmas game or use your toys to tell a story. Can you show someone at home?

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 7th December 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Select Money

https://vimeo.com/473051856

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D4-Select-money-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Make the same amount

https://vimeo.com/471402395

Questions 1 - 4

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D5-Make-the-same-amount-2019.pdf

When finished, use coins or draw coins that can make £2.50, £1.87, £4.19, £10.11

Wednesday

Make the same amount (problem solving)

https://vimeo.com/471402395

Question 5

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D5-Make-the-same-amount-2019.pdf

When finished, create similar questions to question 5 for your child.

Thursday

Compare Money

https://vimeo.com/479814464

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D6-Compare-money-2019.pdf

Friday

Find the total

https://vimeo.com/479815623

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D7-Find-the-total-2019.pdf

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Write a letter to Santa!

This is the most important letter you write all year. Write to Santa and tell him all of the wonderful things you have done this year. Think about all the kind things you have done for your friends and family. Then tell him (nicely) what you wish for this Christmas. Remember your punctuation!

Tuesday

Questions

If you had the chance to meet Santa, what would you ask him? Write a list of questions you would want to ask. Think carefully – what goes at the end of a question?

Wednesday

Handwriting

Practise your beautiful joined up handwriting. Remember capital letters are not joined up but separate and bigger than the other letters!

Thursday

Christmas Cards

While we are practising our Christmas film, see if you can make a Christmas card for somebody in your family. Take time making or drawing a lovely picture on the front and concentrate on your beautiful handwriting inside the card.

Friday

Spelling Test

Please test your spellings, which can be found in your green reading record.

Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

RE – Isaiah lived a long time before Jesus. He acted as a messenger of God. He listened to God’s words and encouraging people to love and trust in God at all times. Sometimes the people lost their way and were not sure what to do. Isaiah reminded the people of God’s promise to send them a son, who would be like a light to guide them and bring them joy. 

Describe how you can be like Jesus each day; a bringer of peace or a strong friend.

Art – Create beautiful Christmas pictures and drawings to decorate your home. Challenge: Can you make a snowflake?

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 30th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Recognising coins

 

(Recap of Year 1 objective)

https://vimeo.com/470140979

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Y1-Summer-Block-5-D1-Recognising-coins-2020.pdf

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Y1-Summer-Block-5-D2-Recognising-notes-2020.pdf

Tuesday

Count money in pence

https://vimeo.com/471306740

Only complete up to Q.5, look through own coins at home and count different piles. What could they buy?

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Count money in pence (problem solving)

Questions 6 & 7:

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D1-Count-money-pence-2019.pdf

 When finished, create similar questions for your child. Can you use real coins?

Thursday

Count money in pounds

https://vimeo.com/471307411

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D2-Count-money-pounds-2019.pdf

Friday

Count money in notes and coins

https://vimeo.com/471307831

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Y2-Autumn-Block-3-D3-Count-money-notes-and-coins-2019.pdf

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Christmas Traditions

Read the poem ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ and discuss any Christmas traditions you have in your house on Christmas Eve.

Using capital letters and full stops, write sentences to explain your special family traditions.

Tuesday

Christmas Traditions around the world.

Ask an adult to help you use the internet to find out about Christmas traditions around the world. Choose 2 countries you would like to find out about and write some facts you discover.

Wednesday

Plan a non-Chronological report.

Choose one of your countries from yesterday and you’re going to plan to write a non-chronological report on their Christmas traditions. You need a title, introduction, sub heading and information for your sub heading.

Thursday

Write your non-Chronological report.

Use your plan from yesterday to

Friday

Spelling Test

Please test your spellings, which can be found in your green reading record.

Challenge: Can you write the spelling words correctly in a sentence?

Science – Paper airplanes! Make a paper aeroplane and find a big open space where you can throw it and test to see if it flies. Throw it at least 4 more times, did it go the same distance?

Once you have an idea of how far your plane flies, can you change the shape to make the plane fly further? Throw your new modified plane at least 5 times, how far did it go?

Challenge: Try making planes different sizes and compare how well they fly or try making them out of different paper. Does the material make a difference?

History – We have been learning about the Wright Brothers, can you tell someone at home anything about the Wright brothers. What did they do? If you can’t remember, ask an adult to supervise you on the computer and see what you can find out about them!

Geography – We will be creating maps from an aerial photo. Use google maps to find your house. Then try and plan a journey, maybe a walk to the park or the shops, depending how close your house is to certain places. Next, try to copy the main parts of the map out so you can see what route to take.

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 23rd November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Make and find number bonds

 https://vimeo.com/470136728

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Y1-Spring-Block-1-D2-Find-and-make-number-bonds-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Bonds to 100 (tens)

Recap number bonds to 10. Can they notice a link between number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 100.

Wednesday

Bonds to 100 (tens and ones)

https://vimeo.com/470138599

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-2-D15-Bonds-to-100-tens-and-ones-2019.pdf

Thursday

Add three 1 digit numbers

https://vimeo.com/470178269

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-2-D16-Add-three-1-digit-numbers-2019.pdf

Friday

Add and subtract recap – mixed questions

A mixture of 2 digit by 2 digit adding and subtracting questions, exchanging and non-exchanging.

English – This week is our phonics check in school so we will be completing phonics activities in class while they are taken out to do their check.

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Phonics activities

Make your own board game using your phonic sounds, check it works by playing it with a friend.

Tuesday

Phonics activities

Log onto phonics play and choose some games to play.

Username: Caritas

Password: Caritas

 

Or https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

Wednesday

Common Exception words

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2019/08/29/13/50/37/10bf76a2-c1dd-42e6-88af-0686acd91609/CommonExceptionWords_Y2.pdf

 

These are the Year 2 common exception words that all Year 2 pupils need to know. Can they read them? Do they know what they mean? Can they spell any already?

Thursday

Common Exception words

Using the common exception words, how many can they include in a silly sentence?

Challenge: Can they make a silly story?

Friday

Spelling test from Green Reading Diary

Challenge: Can they write their spelling words correctly in a sentence?

Science – Recap the meaning of a solid - the shape of a solid does not change on its own. The shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Look around your house and make a list of the objects you can see that have been squashed, bent, twisted or stretched.

Geography – We will be finding different locations using Google Earth. With help from an adult, can you find our school? Can you find where you live?  

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

Year 2

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Monday 16th November 2020

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

Subtracting 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. (Not crossing ten)

https://vimeo.com/468561808

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-2-D13-Subtract-2-digit-numbers-1-2019.pdf

Tuesday

Subtracting 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers (Crossing ten)

https://vimeo.com/468562834

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Y2-Autumn-Block-2-D14-Subtract-with-2-digit-numbers-2-2019.pdf

Wednesday

Add and Subtract mixed numbers

https://vimeo.com/468564053

Thursday

Arithmetic assessment

 

Friday

Maths Reasoning assessment

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Non- Fiction Reading Assessment

Find a Non-Fiction text, age appropriate. Can they read a page and tell you what has happened? Ask them questions about the book and vocabulary to check their understanding.

Tuesday

Fiction Reading Assessment

Find a Fiction text, age appropriate. Can they read a page and tell you what has happened? Ask them questions about the book and vocabulary to check their understanding.

Wednesday

Grammar + Spelling Assessment

Choose 20 words from the Year 2 spelling list. Check their spellings!

Thursday

Poetry:

Read the poem:

Double, double toil and trouble;

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,

In the cauldron boil and bake;

Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog,

Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,

Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble

Double, double toil and trouble;

 

Discuss the text (likes/dislikes/puzzles/patterns).

What this spell is for: does it sound as if it is going to be anything pleasant? What particular sort of trouble could it be designed to stir up and for whom? Are we looking at a poem or a recipe here, or could it be both at once? What would they like to write a spell for? Is there a special power they would like to have, or something they would like to conjure up or make disappear? Explain that we will be writing a similar spell together, so we need to look carefully at this example so we know how.

 

Using the first four lines, model annotating the text with highlighting or underlining and labelling to show rhyme and alliteration.

 

Friday

Spelling test from Green Reading Diary

 

Science – Begin by discussing with children what they think the term ‘solid’ means. Establish that a solid has a definite shape that remains the same unless a force is acting upon it.
 
Home-made goo– Using only salt, plain flour, water and cooking oil the children can make their own stretchy material. Ask them to make a variety of shapes e.g. by twisting, stretching, bending, or squashing the materials.

Colourful slime – Put 10 tablespoons of cornflour in a bowl. Add 50ml of water at a time until there is a thick paste. Stir with a wooden spoon/ Add 2 teaspoons food colouring and stir. Squeeze.

Ask children to try to do the same with other objects e.g. Plasticene, Blu Tack, elastic bands, foam sponges, soft rubber ball, paper, fabric, metal/wooden spoon, and to describe what happens.

Children compare the materials and rate (e.g. with stars) according to how bendy, squashy, able to be stretched, able to be twisted, etc. 

History – Read pupils a simple version of the story of Icarus. Why have people always wanted to fly? Remind pupils of the different types of flying objects they identified in the unit launch lesson. Ask them if any of them know who invented the aeroplane. Explain that we are going to be finding out (more) about the Wright brothers but first we need to think about why they wanted to create a flying machine and what existed before. How did people travel the world before aeroplanes? Look at a series of images of a kite, a hot air balloon, an airship and a glider and ask put them in the order they think they were invented.

Discuss the pupil’s answers and ask them why they made their decisions. Correct any misconceptions. Read pupils the story of the Wright brothers (pupils versions of this are readily available online). Point out to pupils that the Wright brothers were never satisfied with their inventions they always wanted to improve what they had done. What would have happened to their invention if they had given up? How has flight travel changed since they invented their aeroplane? Give pupils images of a variety of different planes through time and ask them to order them to create a timeline of the history of flight.

ICT – Log onto DB primary to access a computing task.

PE - Try and get outside if you have a garden. If it is rainy why not ask your family to put on an exercise video that you can enjoy. The Joe Wicks ones are still on You Tube or maybe try Just Dance or similar.

 

 

Year 2 - September 2020

Victorian Day - please click for details

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 8 - 30th-22nd July 2020

It was so lovely to see so many of you this week! I hope you had a lovely time catching up with your friends – we’ve all really missed each other! Thank you for all your hard work this year, you’ve all been fantastic! Miss Foster and I are so proud of all you have achieved and how kind and caring you all are. I hope you have a wonderful summer and a well-deserved rest (parents included).

I’m sure you have lots of things you need to finish off before the holiday. Therefore, (for the last three days) I’m providing you with a collection of CREST Star activities that you might like to try. These activities encourage children to explore everyday problems using science. Please find this PDF document attached below.

Have a peaceful summer!

Mrs Carrá & Miss Foster

WEEK 8 - Crest Star Activities

 

 

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 7 - 13th-17th July 2020

As this would have been our final full week together, I have organised the English work slightly differently. Unfortunately, we won’t have the opportunity for a proper farewell! Therefore, I wanted to give the children the opportunity to experience a bit of closure. Please read through column B for more information. 

This week our maths work is similar to last week’s and will cover a range of different topics on My Maths. It would be great if you could also play Times Table Rock Stars or Mental Maths Train on a daily basis for 10 – 15 mins. I have provided you with another challenge so don’t forget to read through column C.

I have also added some new topic suggestions in column D. Miss Foster and I really enjoyed playing the picture quiz together- we would definitely recommend it!

Have a fantastic week!

Mrs Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key Word Document: End of Year 2 Booklet

 

As this would have been our final full week together, I have organised the English work slightly differently. Unfortunately, we won’t have the opportunity for a proper farewell! Therefore, I wanted to give the children the opportunity to experience a bit of closure.

 

This week I would like you to spend time completing the document below called ‘Year 2 End of Year Booklet’. This is an 11 page document, so you could complete a couple of pages each day. If you don’t have a printer that’s fine, you could take the headings from each page and complete this on plain paper or in your purple writing book.

 

I would really like to see some photos of your work, please remember you can send me these on 2Build a Profile!

C Maths activities

Monday – Friday:  please login to My Maths and complete the online worksheet.

 

In addition to the My Maths work, please continue to play ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ and ‘Mental Maths Train’ on a daily basis.

 

Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Mental Maths Train:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

Challenge 1

If you fancy an extra challenge I have attached a PDF document called Year 1 & 2 challenges. The challenges start off easier and get harder as they go along. There are 25 challenges so don’t try and do them all at once. The document will stay on the homework page until the end of term.

 

 

Challenge 2

I have attached some White Rose diagnostic questions that you can work through with your child. These questions are represented in a quiz format.

 

 

Challenge 3

I have attached a PowerPoint called ‘Year 2 Flashbacks’. This PowerPoint contains four questions per page, and also gives the correct answers at the end of each slide. This PowerPoint explores a range of topics that were covered during Year 2. 

D Topic Suggestions

 

 

R.E

Please download the PDF file called ‘The Gratitude Jar’.

Reflect on all the things you are grateful for.  God has given us so much to be thankful for.

 

 

Music/ D&T

Design and create a musical instrument made from recycled materials. I have attached a document which will give you some inspiration!

 

 

Science Experiments

I have attached two science experiments that you can try at home, many of the items you need you’ll probably already have! The first one is called ‘cornflour slime’, and the second is called ‘rainbow colour mixing’.

 

 

Problem Solving

Picture Quiz

Please open ‘The Big End of Year Picture Quiz’. This is a fabulous PowerPoint game for the whole family! Miss Foster and I had a lot of fun trialling this game – we hope you enjoy it too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 7 - Rainbow Colouring

WEEK 7 - End of Year Booklet

WEEK 7 - Cornflour Slime

WEEK 7 - Flashbacks

WEEK 7 - Gratitude Jar

WEEK 7 - Making Musical Instruments

WEEK 7 - Picture Quiz

 

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6th-10th July 2020

This week our English focuses on spelling, with a key focus on the Year 2 common exception words. I have provided you with a range of activities – remember you don’t need to do them all!

This week our maths work is similar to last week’s and will cover a range of different topics on My Maths. It would be great if you could also play Times Table Rock Stars or Mental Maths Train on a daily basis for 10 – 15 mins. I have provided you with an additional challenge so don’t forget to read through column C.

I hope you’ve started to complete some of the topic suggestions – don’t forget to send me some photographs of your work!

Have a great week!

Mrs Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key PowerPoint: Year 2 Common Exception Words

 

Monday – Please go through the ‘Year 2 Common Exception Words’ PowerPoint with your child. Ask your child to read and spell each word. If your child struggles to spell a word, please spend time practising it with them. There are quite a few words to go through, so you might want to spread this task out over the week.

 

After you’ve looked at the PowerPoint, please pick one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

 

Roll and Read

Get your child to roll a dice and read the Year One and Year Two common exception words. This game is perfect for practising spellings. Please find this game attached below.

 

 

Story

Find the Year 2 common exception words mat attached below. Write a story using as many words as you can.

 

 

Phonics Play

https://legacy.phonicsplay.co.uk/#

Login: caritas

Password: caritas

Visit ‘Phonics Play’ and play some of the phase 6 games.

 

 

Board Game

Download the blank board game below. Create your own common exception words spelling game. When you’ve created your game please send me a photograph of it!

 

 

Little Bird Spelling Game

http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

Follow the link to play a fun spelling game – don’t forget to select ‘year 2’.

 

 

Hidden Words

Play ‘hidden words’ you can prepare this game yourself. Write the common exception words, hidden in a series of letters. Now that they are hidden, ask your child to find them. For example:

 

sfhbecauseknc – because

qrufloorpdh – floor

nvzplantjfa – plant

 

Your child could circle the hidden words with coloured pens. To raise the challenge, you could set a time limit on the game. For example, how many words can you find in one minute?

 

 

Karate Cats English

Chop a capital letter, fly-kick a full stop or smash a sentence in this fun game for KS1 learners.

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

 

 

C Maths activities

Monday – Friday:  please login to My Maths and complete the online worksheet. This week our maths work will cover a range of different topics. We have already covered all of these areas so the next couple of week’s work will consolidate our learning, rather than starting any new topics.

 

In addition to the My Maths work, please continue to play ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ and ‘Mental Maths Train’ on a daily basis.

 

Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Mental Maths Train:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

 

Challenge 1

If you fancy an extra challenge I have attached a PDF document called Year 1 & 2 challenges. The challenges start off easier and get harder as they go along. There are 25 challenges so don’t try and do them all at once. The document will stay on the homework page until the end of term.

 

 

Challenge 2

I have attached some White Rose diagnostic questions that you can work through with your child. These questions are represented in a quiz format.

D Topic Suggestions

 

R.E

Make a poster to encourage people to look after God’s world.

 

 

Art & D&T

Follow the link: https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/activities

 

The WWF have provided a range of crafty activities related to animals. There’s a lot on their website to keep you busy!

 

 

Geography

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-continent-of-africa/zfv7d6f

 

Learn about Africa with the help of Go Jetters!

 

 

PSHE

Think about a special friend and complete the ‘My Little Book of Friends’ provided by ELSA Support. Please find this attached as a PDF document. If you don’t have a printer you can still complete this task on a piece of paper.

 

 

P.E

10 Minute Shake Up Games:

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

 

Description: Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

 

 

Geography

Download the Kenyan flag colouring page (PDF). Research the correct colours of their flag and colour the template in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 6 - Board Game

WEEK 6 - Challenges

WEEK 6 - Friends Booklet

WEEK 6 - Roll and Read

WEEK 6 - Flag of Kenya

WEEK 6 - Common Exception Words

WEEK 6 - White Rose Quiz

WEEK 6 - Words Mat

 

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 5 - 29th June - 3rd July 2020

This week we would have started learning about Kenya. Our key text in English this week is called ‘Let’s Explore Kenya’. I hope you learn a lot about this amazing country! Don’t forget to send me photographs of your work!

This week our maths work will cover a range of different topics on My Maths. We have already covered all of these areas so the next couple of week’s work will consolidate our learning, rather than starting any new topics. It would be great if you could also play Times Table Rock Stars or Mental Maths Train on a daily basis for 10 – 15 mins.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

We’re getting closer to the Summer Holidays – I think we all deserve a nice rest!

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key text: Let’s Explore Kenya

 

Monday- Please read ‘Let’s Explore Kenya’ which can be found in the attached PowerPoint. After you’ve read the non-fiction book, please pick one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

 

Respond

There are four questions in this book, pages 9, 14, 17 & 21. Please complete a written response to each of the questions outlined in the text.  

 

 

Non-fiction Writing

Write your own short non-fiction book about Kenya. This book only gives a brief introduction to Kenya. Pick four of the topics covered in this book and expand on them by completing additional research.

 

 

Index

Use the vocabulary found in the Index (the last slide of the PowerPoint) to form your own sentences. How many sentences can you write?

 

 

Safari Animal Research

Create a fact file or poster about a Safari animal of your choice. I have provided you with a range of examples to inspire and support your writing (open the PDF below).

 

 

Board Game

Bao is a traditional game played in Kenya. I would like you to create your own board game and write a set of rules to accompany it. I’ve attached a blank template for a board game – you don’t have to use this as you may have your own ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

Create

Design a new species of animal. Write about where they live, eat, look like etc.  

 

 

National Geographic Kids

Follow the link: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/countries/country-fact-file-kenya/

Read the facts about Kenya provided by National Geographic Kids. After you’ve read the information write six facts in your purple writing book that you thought were interesting.

 

 

Recipe

The national dish of Kenya is Ugali. Can you think of a recipe that you enjoy making? Write a set of instructions to explain how to make it. I’ve attached a recipe template below to give you some inspiration.

C Maths activities

Monday – Friday:  please login to My Maths and complete the online worksheet. This week our maths work will cover a range of different topics. We have already covered all of these areas so the next couple of week’s work will consolidate our learning, rather than starting any new topics.

 

In addition to the My Maths work, please continue to play ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ and ‘Mental Maths Train’ on a daily basis.

 

Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

Mental Maths Train:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

 

Challenge

If you fancy an extra challenge I have attached a PDF document called Year 1 & 2 challenges. The challenges start off easier and get harder as they go along. There are 25 challenges so don’t try and do them all at once. The document will stay on the homework page until the end of term.

D Topic Suggestions

 

R.E

Make a poster to encourage people to look after God’s world.

 

 

Art & D&T

Follow the link: https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/activities

 

The WWF have provided a range of crafty activities related to animals. There’s a lot on their website to keep you busy!

 

 

Geography

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-eyfs-ks1-go-jetters-continent-of-africa/zfv7d6f

 

Learn about Africa with the help of Go Jetters!

 

 

PSHE

Think about a special friend and complete the ‘My Little Book of Friends’ provided by ELSA Support. Please find this attached as a PDF document. If you don’t have a printer you can still complete this task on a piece of paper.

 

 

P.E

10 Minute Shake Up Games:

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

 

Description: Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

 

 

Geography

Download the Kenyan flag colouring page (PDF). Research the correct colours of their flag and colour the template in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 5 - Safari Animals

WEEK 5 - Board Game

WEEK 5 - Recipe Template

WEEK 5 - Let's Explore Kenya

WEEK 5 - Kenya Flag

WEEK 5 - Friends Little Booklet

WEEK 5 - Challenges

 

 

Dear Year 2 Parents and Children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 4 - 22nd-26th June 2020

This week our English is based on the story ‘Katie in London’ by James Mayhew. If we were in school we would have started our new topic; which begins by looking at famous landmarks in the United Kingdom. This story provides an excellent starting point to this topic – I hope you enjoy it!

This week our maths work focuses on ‘place value’ and ‘estimation’. I have provided you with a My Maths lesson and homework Monday – Thursday. On Friday I have given you a selection of activities that you can complete (remember you only need to complete one activity each day).

I hope you’ve started to complete some of the suggested topic activities found in column D. Please don’t forget to send me some photographs – especially anything elephant related!

I hope you all have a brilliant week!

Keep working hard,

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key text: Katie in London

by James Mayhew

 

Monday: Please read ‘Katie in London’ which can be found in the attached PowerPoint. After you’ve read the story, please pick one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Diary

Write a diary entry from Katie's point of view about her trip to London.

Challenge: could you write a diary entry from the Lion's point of view?

 

 

Poster

Design and create a poster to encourage people to visit London. Don’t forget to include some landmarks that people could visit.

 

 

Description

Write a list of words that can be used to describe the Crown Jewels.

 

Imagine

Imagine that you’re the Queen, looking out of the windows of Buckingham Palace and you see Katie, Jack and a lion walking past. Explain how you might feel about this!

 

BBC Bitesize

Explore the UK with the help of BBC Bitesize. The website highlights keywords in bold print. Practise spelling and defining these words. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv

 

Research

Pick a landmark from the book and research it in more detail.

 

London Landmarks PowerPoint

Open the London Landmarks PowerPoint found below. This PowerPoint contains photographs of famous landmarks in London. Pick five of your favourite photographs and write a short description for each.

 

Science Focus

Research lions, can you find out what their usual habitat is like?

Challenge: create a fact file about a lion.

 

D&T Focus

Make a model of a London landmark (maybe you could use recycled materials). Write a set of instructions to explain how you made your model.

C Maths activities

Monday – Thursday:  please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This week our maths focuses on ‘place value’ and ‘estimation’.

 

Friday:  pick one of the following activities to complete from the list below.

 

 

Count the Crayons

Follow the link:  https://nrich.maths.org/10653

This activity is designed to support children as they begin to estimate by grouping in 10s.

 

 

Little Man

Follow the link:  https://nrich.maths.org/4789

This problem offers a novel context in which to think about relative size, and gives children chances to estimate quantities.

 

 

Place Value Basketball

Follow the link:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

Place Value Basketball helps children to understand the concept of hundreds, tens and ones.

 

 

D Topic Suggestions

15th – 26th June

 

R.E

-Write a prayer for key workers.

-Write a prayer about showing love and kindness to others.

 

 

PSHE

Complete the ‘Kindness to yourself’ challenge provided by ELSA Support. Please open the PDF document and follow the instructions. This is a five day challenge, if you don’t have a printer you could still complete this task in your purple writing books.

 

 

History/ R.E

Research Saint Francis of Assisi. He showed great kindness to animals.

 

 

Art

Make a kindness rock and spread joy to people.

Step 1: find a rock and wash it.

Step 2: think of a nice word to write on your rock.

Step 3: paint this word on your rock and decorate it with patterns.

Step 4: leave your rock somewhere for someone else to find or give it someone special.

Art

Make a milk bottle Elmer. Open the PDF to find a set of instructions. If you decide to make one please send me a photograph – you know how much I love elephants!

 

Music

Watch and listen to the song ‘Be a Rainbow’ from ‘Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show’. Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz8yo0_I7BQ

 

Science/ D&T

Consider how you could attract more birds to your garden/ our school grounds. Follow the link and learn how to make a bird feeder from recycled materials: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/make-a-bird-feeder-from-recycled-materials

 

Alternatively, download one of the ‘Spot it!’ sheets provided by the RSPB. They have lots of different sheets on their website to keep you busy on your daily walk: https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/spot-it/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 4 - Katie in London

WEEK 4 - Kindness to Yourself Challenge

WEEK 4 - London Landmarks

WEEK 4 - Milk Bottle Elmer

 

 

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 3 - 15th-19th June 2020

This week the English planning and topic suggestions focus on ‘kindness’ and being ‘unique’. Our key text in English is Elmer by David McKee – one of my favourite stories! Please remember that the topic suggestions cover a two week period 15th – 26th of June. Don’t forget you’re not expected to complete all of these; you might just like to select a few that you like the look of. Please remember to send me photographs on 2Build a Profile – I love looking at the children’s work!

Our maths focus this week is division. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I have provided you with a My Maths online lesson and homework. I have given you a selection of activities that you can complete on Thursday and Friday.  As always, I’ve given you a few extra ideas so you can choose the activities you would like to complete.

I hope you spend this week reflecting on what makes you so special! I miss you all so much; I think you’re all absolutely amazing!

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key text: Elmer by David McKee

 

Monday: Please follow the link to watch David McKee read Elmer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrD18XLmlM&list=PLE5MZB5pedUMQRHw2etfKDkufdGKDiPsU&index=18&t=0s

 

After you have watched the story, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

 

Elmer Word Mat

Please open the attached PDF ‘Elmer’ word mat. Use the keywords to help you rewrite the story. Alternatively, you could create your own short sentences containing each of these words.

 

 

Interview

Imagine that you’re a news reporter, interviewing Elmer. What questions would you ask him? What do you think his response would be? E.g. Why did you feel different?

                Why did you paint yourself grey?

Write your questions and responses in your purple writing book. 

 

Invitation

Design and create an invitation to invite the other elephants to celebrate ‘Elmer Day’. Don’t forget to include the ‘colourful’ dress code.

 

                              

                               Creative Writing

There are many books in the Elmer series – they all contain the main character Elmer. Write your own story about Elmer. Don’t forget to plan your story first - briefly plan the beginning, middle and end.

 

 

Decorated Elephants

Open the Microsoft Word document ‘Decorated Elephants’. This contains the final page of the story. Which is your favourite decorated elephant? Can you describe it to a family member? Design your own decorated elephant and label it with the colours you have used.

 

 

I am unique…

Think about what makes you unique. Write a short description about what makes you special. Draw a portrait of yourself to accompany your writing. 

Top tip: use a mirror to ensure you draw yourself accurately.

 

 

Letter

Write a letter to a friend telling them why you think they are special. It’s lovely to tell people why you think they’re unique and special. I think you’re all wonderful!

C Maths activities

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This week’s focus is ‘Division’. 

 

Thursday & Friday: pick one of the following activities to complete.

 

Doggy Division Dinners

A simple introduction to division, (through sharing). The dogs are always hungry; there is no end to this game!

Follow the link to play: http://ictgames.com/mobilePage/doggyDivision/index.html

 

 

Times Table Rock Stars

Please play Times Table Rock Stars, this game doesn’t just focus on multiplication it also includes division questions too.

Link: https://ttrockstars.com/

Your child’s login details can be found on the front of their school pack.

 

 

Share Bears

Follow the Link: https://nrich.maths.org/2358

This problem is an appealing way to help children understand the process of division as sharing. In particular, they will have the opportunity to investigate patterns when dividing by two and thus identify even numbers and hence multiples of two.

 

 

Maths Challenge Cards

Open the PDF –‘maths challenge cards’ found at the bottom of this page. Look at each card and draw a picture to help you solve each question. Next, write the division number sentence to go with each card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Topic Suggestions

15th – 26th June

 

R.E

-Write a prayer for key workers.

-Write a prayer about showing love and kindness to others.

 

 

PSHE

Complete the ‘Kindness to yourself’ challenge provided by ELSA Support. Please open the PDF document and follow the instructions. This is a five day challenge, if you don’t have a printer you could still complete this task in your purple writing books.

 

 

History/ R.E

Research Saint Francis of Assisi. He showed great kindness to animals.

 

 

Art

Make a kindness rock and spread joy to people.

Step 1: find a rock and wash it.

Step 2: think of a nice word to write on your rock.

Step 3: paint this word on your rock and decorate it with patterns.

Step 4: leave your rock somewhere for someone else to find or give it someone special.

Art

Make a milk bottle Elmer. Open the PDF to find a set of instructions. If you decide to make one please send me a photograph – you know how much I love elephants!

 

Music

Watch and listen to the song ‘Be a Rainbow’ from ‘Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Show’. Follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz8yo0_I7BQ

 

Science/ D&T

Consider how you could attract more birds to your garden/ our school grounds. Follow the link and learn how to make a bird feeder from recycled materials: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/make-a-bird-feeder-from-recycled-materials

 

Alternatively, download one of the ‘Spot it!’ sheets provided by the RSPB. They have lots of different sheets on their website to keep you busy on your daily walk: https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/spot-it/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 3 - Elmer

WEEK 3 - Elmer Word Mat

WEEK 3 - Kindness Challenge

WEEK 3 - Maths Challenge

Week 3 - Milk Bottle Elmer

 

 

Dear Year 2 parents & Children

TERM 6 - WEEK 2 - 8TH-12TH JUNE 2020

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

This week our English is based on a PowerPoint about ‘Animals of the Rainforest’. As usual I have provided you with lots of suggestions – please feel free to pick which ones interest you most!

Our maths focus this week is subtraction, on Monday I have provided you with an online lesson and homework to get you started. The rest of this week’s planning will not include My Maths; instead I have provided you with a range of online and practical activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one of these activities each day.

I hope you’ve started to complete some of the suggested topic activities found in column D. If you do have any photographs of what you’ve been doing please send them to me on 2Build a Profile. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to!

Missing you all very much,

Mrs Carra 

 

WEEK 2 - Plants in the Rainforest

WEEK 2 - Animals of the Rainforest

WEEK 2 - Sikh Beliefs

WEEK 2 - Snakes & Ladders

 

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key PowerPoint: The Animals of the Rainforest  

 

Monday: Please read ‘The Animals of the Rainforest’, this PowerPoint is set up as a quiz format. It allows children to answer questions about animals living in the rainforest and reveal secret facts. Please answer the questions found on each slide – these could be completed verbally or written.

 

After you have read through the PowerPoint please select one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

 

Description

Select an animal from the PowerPoint. Write a short description about them e.g. The jaguar has sharp teeth etc.

 

Research

Research some additional information about the Amazon Rainforest or research an animal in more detail.

 

Poetry

Imagine that you’re in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. What would you see, hear, smell and feel? Write a short senses poem to explore this.

 

e.g. I see______________

        I hear _____________

        I smell _____________

        I feel ______________

 

 

Riddle – Who am I?

Create a ‘Who am I?’ riddle about an animal from the Amazon rainforest.

 

e.g. I am a type of insect

       You might see me flutter by.

       I have wings so colourful.

       Who am I?

 

Rainforest Nature Soundscape

Follow the link: https://youtu.be/xI340pBpszQ

 

Listen to this natural soundscape from the Amazon Rainforest. Draw a picture of what it makes you imagine. Write about how it makes you feel. Write a list of the different sounds you hear, what could be making them?

 

Plants in the Rainforest

Open the PDF ‘Plants in the Rainforest’ found at the bottom of this page. This activity encourages children to form sentences based on photographs. Clear instructions can be found on the PDF document. If you don’t have a printer you could draw the picture yourself and then write your sentence next to it.

C Maths activities

Monday: login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This week’s focus is ‘subtraction’. 

 

Once you have completed the online learning you can pick one of the following activities to complete each day (I’ve provided extra so you can choose).

 

Mental Maths Train

Follow the link:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Please select the truck showing the subtraction sign. You can then select a game mode from the list provided. There are a range of options, so challenge yourself and play more than one.

 

Number Fact Families

Follow the link: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Please select the option:   + and –

 

 

Calculation Cards

Follow the link:

https://nrich.maths.org/175

This problem gives children the opportunity to create their own number sentences. The discussion it provokes will give them the opportunity to use vocabulary related to addition and subtraction, and to begin to develop ways of working systematically.

 

 

100 Square Subtraction

Roll a dice twice to make a 2-digit number. Subtract this number from 100.

 

Online dice: https://nrich.maths.org/6717

Online 100 square: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

 

Lego Subtraction

Step 1: take 20 pieces of Lego.

Step 2: roll a dice to reveal a single digit number.

Step 3: subtract that number from your 20 pieces of Lego (don’t forget to write the number sentence).

 

Challenge: ask an adult to write some trickier subtraction questions for you e.g. 40 - 12 = 

Use Lego to help you solve the problem.

 

 

Snakes and Ladders

Download the subtraction ‘Snakes and Ladders’ game from Microsoft Word document found below. If you don’t have a printer at home you could always design your own version on a piece of paper.

 

Challenge: design your own subtraction board game. Send me a photograph of it on 2Build a Profile.

D Topic Suggestions

1st – 12th June

 

R.E      ‘ Pentecost’

Please read the attached PDF file ‘Pentecost Day’ (based on Acts 2:1-4). After you have read this, consider how the Apostles spread the word about Jesus at Pentecost, with how Christians spread it today. Write a postcard/ letter to a friend or family member saying why you think it is important for Christians to tell others about Jesus.

 

 

P.E  linked with Pentecost

Create a dance to show how sad the friends of Jesus were before the Holy Spirit came and their happiness after he had come.

 

 

Sikhism

Please read the attached PowerPoint which gives information about Sikhism. At the end of the PowerPoint there are some suggested activities that you could complete.

 

 

D&T/ Geography

Please make a model of ‘Christ the Redeemer’- located in Rio de Janeiro. Please use whatever materials you have at home. Make sure you send me a photograph!

 

 

Art

Research the Brazilian artist Romero Britto. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colours and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness. Create a piece of artwork inspired by him.

 

 

Music

Learn and practise some songs used during Collective Worship. All songs include lyrics on the screen and backing tracks.

Follow the link:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-songs-for-collective-worship-and-assemblies/zmgwkmn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear year 2 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

I hope you all had a lovely half-term and a well-deserved rest!

This week our English work is based on the book ‘Mr. Elephant’s Rio Tour’. I’ve attached a copy of it as a PowerPoint. Please ensure you’ve read it with your child before trying to complete any of the suggested activities (remember you don’t have to do them all).

This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘addition’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead. Please remember that you’re only expected to do one activity from the maths section each day. You might like to do an online activity or a practical – the choice is up to you (do what works best for your family).

You’ll notice a new feature in ‘Column D’ of the planning. We hope you have now finished your projects (obviously if you’re still working on them continue to). Column D will now be used for ‘Topic Suggestions’. These suggested activities could therefore be completed during the afternoon. As you can see, I’m keeping my suggestions running over a two week period 1st – 12th June. I’ve organised it in this way as an activity might last longer than one afternoon, especially subjects like D&T and Art. Please don’t feel like you need to complete all of these activities! I would also like to highlight that yesterday (Sunday 31st May) was the celebration of Pentecost. Therefore, it would make sense to complete the R.E activities related to this sooner rather than later.

Thank you for your support as always.

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

B            English based activities

 

Key text: Mr Elephant’s Rio Tour

 

Monday: Please read ‘Mr. Elephant’s Rio Tour’, which can be found in the attached PowerPoint. After you’ve read the story, please pick one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Research

Pick one of the famous landmarks that Mr Elephant visits in Rio de Janeiro. Research this place in more detail and complete a little fact file about it.

 

Imagine

Imagine that Mr Elephant did a tour of our local area. Where do you think he should take the tourists? Write a list of all the places you think he should visit e.g. Martello Towers.

 

 

Alternative Version

Write your own version of the story e.g.

‘Mr. Elephant’s Hythe Tour’. Don’t forget to include his yellow umbrella!

 

 

Travel Guide

If you’re able to get outside for your daily exercise, pretend you’re a tour guide. Can you describe what you see around you on your walk to a family member?

 

 

Suitcase

If you were going to visit Rio de Janeiro, what would you take with you? Draw a suitcase, including the items you would take. Label each item in your best handwriting. I would definitely pack my sunglasses!

 

 

Postcard

Imagine you’ve been to Rio de Janeiro. Design and write a postcard to your family telling them about your visit. Include a famous landmark from Rio de Janeiro on the front.

 

Holiday Brochure

Make a holiday brochure about visiting Rio de Janeiro or the place where you live. (Hythe, Folkestone, etc)  Please find a template attached below to give you inspiration.

 

C Maths activities

This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘addition’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead.

 

Number Bonds to 20

Can you recall all the addition facts to 20 fluently? Examples: 17 + 3 = 20

                                     15 + 5 = 20       etc.

 

 

Dice Addition

Step 1: Roll a dice twice to generate a 2-digit number. Write this number on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Roll the dice again to generate a single digit number. Write this number on a piece of paper.

Step 3: Add your two numbers together to find the total.

 

If you don’t have a dice at home follow this link to play using a virtual dice:  https://nrich.maths.org/6717

 

 

What could it be?

Follow the link:  https://nrich.maths.org/10479

This activity provides an opportunity for children to practise their addition skills through a meaningful open-ended task. It encourages children to record their results, notice patterns and make predictions

 

 

Mental Maths Train

Follow the link:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Please select the truck showing the addition sign. You can then select a game mode from the list provided. There are a range of options, so challenge yourself and play more than one.

 

 

10 more 10 less

Think of a 2-digit number and write it on a piece of paper. Can you work out 10 less than that number? Can you work out 10 more than that number? If you need some support use this online 100 square to help you:  https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

D Topic Suggestions

1st – 12th June

 

R.E      ‘ Pentecost’

Please read the attached PDF file ‘Pentecost Day’ (based on Acts 2:1-4). After you have read this, consider how the Apostles spread the word about Jesus at Pentecost, with how Christians spread it today. Write a postcard/ letter to a friend or family member saying why you think it is important for Christians to tell others about Jesus.

 

 

P.E  linked with Pentecost

Create a dance to show how sad the friends of Jesus were before the Holy Spirit came and their happiness after he had come.

 

 

Sikhism

Please read the attached PowerPoint which gives information about Sikhism. At the end of the PowerPoint there are some suggested activities that you could complete.

 

 

D&T/ Geography

Please make a model of ‘Christ the Redeemer’- located in Rio de Janeiro. Please use whatever materials you have at home. Make sure you send me a photograph!

 

 

Art

Research the Brazilian artist Romero Britto. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colours and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness. Create a piece of artwork inspired by him.

 

 

Music

Learn and practise some songs used during Collective Worship. All songs include lyrics on the screen and backing tracks.

Follow the link:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-songs-for-collective-worship-and-assemblies/zmgwkmn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 6

Week 1 - God's Story

Week 1 - Sikh Beliefs

Week 1 - Mr. Elephant's Rio Tour

Week 1 - Travel Brochure

 

 

 

Dear Year 2 Parents and Children

Week 5 - 18th - 22nd May 2020

I hope you’re all continuing to do well with your home learning, I think we’re all hanging in there – just in time for the May half-term! I would just like to say how proud I am of everyone. I feel so blessed to have a class full of amazing children and such supportive parents.

This week we would have started our really exciting topic on Brazil, with a special focus on the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. You’ll see this reflected in the English planning this week, there are obviously a few musical and design elements incorporated into this. 

This week our maths focus will be ‘money’, on Monday and Tuesday I have provided a My Maths lesson and online homework to complete. I’ve then provided a range of practical and online activities that you can choose from. Remember, this is only suggested planning so do what works best for you!

I hope you all manage to have a good rest during the half-term; hopefully the weather will be kind to us!

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

 Read a Picture

Visit: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-inference-collection/

 

B            English based activities

Key PowerPoint: All about Brazilian Carnivals 

Monday: Please read the PowerPoint provided about Brazilian Carnivals. After you have read through the PowerPoint please select one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Describe

Look at the photographs of the Rio Carnival on the PowerPoint. Write a couple of sentences to describe each photograph.

 

Design

  1. Design your own float – consider what your theme might be e.g. football. Label your design with the colours and materials you will use.
  2. You could bring your design to life by making a miniature replica of your float.

 

Questions

Consider what you would like to find out about Brazil. Write down at least five questions - don’t forget to use a question mark.

 

Research

Research the answers to your questions; please make sure you receive adult support with this task. Alternatively, you could just research some additional facts about Brazil.

 

Responding to Music

https://youtu.be/fPYE3Bc0FJw

Please click the link to hear a sample of samba music. Listen to the music and draw a picture of what it makes you think of. You could also write about how it makes you feel or write a list of instruments you hear.

 

BBC Bitesize

Explore Rio de Janeiro through the help of BBC Bitesize. The website highlights keywords in bold print. Practise spelling and defining these words.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/zr2h47h

 

Poster

Create an information poster about Brazil or the Rio Carnival. Don’t forget to add some attention grabbing pictures!

C Maths activities

Monday & Tuesday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Money’.

 

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: pick one of the following activities to complete from the list below.

 

Toy Shop

1. Follow the link to play:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

2. Alternatively, you could create your own toy shop by creating price tags for your toys. You then need to think about which coins you could use to pay for them.

 

Coin Game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

Follow the link to practise sorting, ordering and counting coins.

 

 

The 20p Challenge

How many possible ways can you make 20p? After you have completed this challenge, watch this video that shows various combinations.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh9d2hv

 

Extra challenge: how many different ways can you make 50p?

 

 

Coin Rubbing

Create a picture by rubbing coins underneath paper. After you have completed your artwork add together the coins you have used. How much will your masterpiece be worth?

 

Super Movers

Learn this song and dance routine:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-money/zht4nrd

Challenge: create your own song or rap about money.

 

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5 - Brazilian Carnivals

 

Week 4 - 12th - 15th May 2020

I hope you’ve all had a lovely VE Day extended weekend! Don’t forget that this school week starts on Tuesday 12th May.

I hope you enjoy the suggested planning this week. This week our English is based on a lovely animation called ‘A Cloudy Lesson’. I’ve suggested a range of activities that you can do, don’t forget that you only need to pick one activity to complete each day.

Please login to My Maths on Tuesday and complete the online lesson and homework, this will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Statistics’. I have set optional My Maths lessons on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. You don’t have to complete these tasks as you might prefer to do one of the practical activities instead. Remember to do what works best for your family – I think you’re all doing an amazing job.

Missing you all,

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

Read a book to a family member via video call. Make sure you do this with adult support.

 

 

 

B            English based activities

Key animation: A Cloudy Lesson

Tuesday:

Please watch  ‘A Cloudy Lesson’ :

https://www.literacyshed.com/cloudylesson.html

Description: A cloud maker and his apprentice grandson are busy making clouds but everything doesn't happen as it should.  As things don't go according to plan, the pair of them learn that good ideas come from happy accidents.

 

After you have watched the animation, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Creative Writing

Write a short story based on the animation. This animation doesn’t have any dialogue. Can you imagine what the cloud maker is saying to his grandson?

 

Instructions

Imagine that you’re the cloud maker; write a set of instructions to explain how to make clouds.

 

Outdoor Learning

Go cloud spotting outside and see how many different shapes you can spot. Think of some adjectives to describe what you see.

 

Research

Research how clouds are actually formed, please do this with the support of an adult.

 

Diary

Keep a daily weather diary. Include descriptions of what you can see and hear. Don’t forget to include some observational drawings.

 

Weather Presenter

Imagine that you’re a weather presenter, can you create your own weather forecast (please video it). Follow the link to find out how they do it on the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/25430933

 

Poetry

Write a poem about the weather / a particular season that you enjoy.

C Maths activities

Tuesday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Statistics’.

 

Optional

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework or select one of the practical activities to complete from the list below.

 

 

Premier League

Complete some football related data handling tasks. Follow the link:  https://plprimarystars.com/resources/handling-data-in-football

 

 

Smartie Maths

You will need a tube of smarties to complete this task – you could adapt this activity with other colourful sweets. Please open the pdf file attached at the bottom of the page to find out more.

 

Create

Make your own football table and keep score by using a tally chart. Instructions can be found at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/bp-how-to-make-table-football?collection=bp-arts-and-crafts

 

Play

Play a game of ‘Noughts and Crosses’. Keep score by using a tally chart.

 

 

Interpreting Data Game

Description: a simple to use resource where you collect data by tallying and make a bar chart and pictogram of the results. There are lots of examples to use.

Click the link to play:  http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4771

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 - Smartie Maths Activity Sheet

 

 

Dear Year 2 parents and children,

Week 3 - 4th - 7th May 2020

I hope you’re all doing well! I’ve received such positive feedback from so many parents letting me know how hard you’re all working. I’m looking forward to hearing about all the extra things you’ve been learning about. I think Miss Foster and I might even learn a few new things from you all!

This week’s planning is set up in a similar way to last weeks. The only difference you will see this week is the Maths planning. This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘Time’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead. Please remember that you’re only expected to do one activity from the maths section each day. You might like to do an online activity or a practical – the choice is up to you (do what works best for your family).

You’ll notice that this week covers Monday – Thursday. Friday (May 8th) is a bank holiday which commemorates VE Day. I’ve attached a PowerPoint which provides child-friendly information regarding VE Day, at the end of the PowerPoint you’ll notice some optional tasks that you may like to complete on this day. This is an optional task, so please enjoy the bank holiday however you wish – just remember to keep safe!

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Mrs. Carrá

A Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

Follow the link:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

 

 

B            English based activities

Key text: Queen Elizabeth II

Monday:

Please read the short biography of Queen Elizabeth II, provided in the attached Microsoft Word document. Next, complete the comprehension questions (found on the second page of the word document). These questions can be completed verbally or written.

After you have completed Monday’s task, choose one of the following activities to complete for the remainder of the week. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Research

Use a device to research some additional facts about Queen Elizabeth II. I would advise doing this task with adult support. Write down the information you’ve researched in your purple writing book (provided in your school pack).

 

Fact File

Create a fact file about Queen Elizabeth II. You can use the information provided in the Microsoft Word document to help you. Don’t forget to include a drawing of her!

 

Design

Design a meal fit for a queen or king. Draw a picture of a plate including all the different ingredients. Label the meal with the ingredients you have selected. If you have playdough at home, you could create your meal using this.

 

Diary

Imagine that you’re a king or queen. Think about what your day might be like. Write a diary entry to recall the events of the day, including your thoughts and feelings.

 

                                              Letter

Write a letter to Queen Elizabeth II, what would you like to ask her? If you keep a copy of your letter, I’ll happily send it for you when we return to school. Follow the link to find out how to write a formal letter to her:   https://www.royal.uk/contact

 

Computing

Create a poster about Queen Elizabeth II using Microsoft Word. If you’re feeling really snazzy, create a PowerPoint about her.

C Maths activities

This week, I have provided you with a daily My Maths lesson and online homework. This week’s focus is ‘Time’.  I am also providing you with a range of practical activities that you might like to do instead. I thought it would be useful for you to know the NC objectives for this unit, so you’re aware of what should be covered.

 

Objectives:

Tell and write the time to five

minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day. Compare and sequence intervals of time.

 

Design

Design and make your own clock. Then practise telling the time.

 

Order

Write the days of the week and months of the year in the correct order. Practise spelling these words correctly.

 

Timetable

 Create your own daily timetable. You could challenge yourself and create a weekly one. Don’t forget to include the time of day, and what you plan on doing.

 

Queen Elizabeth II

Imagine what Queen Elizabeth II does during her day. Design a daily schedule for her. I’ve heard she enjoys starting her day with a pot of Earl Grey tea.

 

BBC Super Movers

Learn how to tell the time with this fun song and movement routine – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

 

 

Challenge

Visit: https://nrich.maths.org/9026

Pick one of the challenges to complete. These can be completed online or printed.

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3 - Queen Elizabeth II

Week 3 - VE Day Powerpoint

 

Dear Year 2 parents and children,

Week 2 - 27th April - 1st May 2020

Like last week, I have devised my home learning grid in a way that will (hopefully) give you more freedom over what you do with your child. I have provided a list of activities that your child can choose from; please remember that they are only expected to complete one activity (from each section) each day. If you have any ideas that you would like to pursue, feel free to experiment and adjust as you like.

The maths is a little different this week, as I have provided an online lesson and homework to complete on My Maths (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). However, if you would like to reduce screen time, then please feel free to opt for a practical activity (from the list provided) on Tuesday and Wednesday. On some days you won’t be able to do it all and that’s fine. You can only do your best!

I hope you’re enjoying your learning at home! 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Carra

Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional

 

Follow the link, and watch some online stories provided by CBeebies:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

 

B            English based activities

Key text: Cinderella

Please read a version of Cinderella. If you don’t have a copy of the book at home, please read the version provided in the attached PowerPoint. After you have read the story, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

 

Quick retell

Verbally retell the story of Cinderella to a family member. Use pictures, keywords and doodles to help you retell the story.

 

Create

Create an invitation to invite Cinderella and her sisters to the ball. Don’t forget to include important information like the date, time and dress code.

 

Design

Design and create a castle, using recycled materials. You could also write a set of instructions to explain how you made your castle. 

 

Character Description

Choose a character from the story and create a character profile. You should write about their appearance, personality and actions (what does this character do in the story). I would definitely include a sketch of the character too!

 

Creative Writing

Write your own version of Cinderella. You could change one of the characters or the setting (or both).

 

                                      Word Problems

Think of some mathematical word problems that involve the story. For example, ‘Cinderella needed 10 mice, she found three. How many more does she need?’

 

Sewing

Design and create finger or hand puppets of the characters in the story. You could also make a puppet theatre and recreate the story.

 

C Maths activities

Monday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Positon and Direction’.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday: login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework.

 

Thursday & Friday: Pick one of the following activities to complete (I’ve provided extra so that you can choose).

 

1.Write directions to get from your bedroom to the kitchen. In addition to this, you could write instructions to get to other places in your house.

 

2. Make a treasure map and follow your directions to reach the treasure.  For inspiration follow the link:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/makes/swashbuckle-treasure-map?collection=swashbuckle-makes

3. Hide some treasure in your garden or in the house. Give directions to a family member to find it.

 

4. Ask an adult to blindfold you and follow their directions. Make sure there are no hazards around you such as hard objects or sharp corners. This activity is perfect to play outside.

 

5. Design and draw a repeated pattern using shapes.

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Hopefully your projects are well under way and you’re enjoying doing them. I am really looking forward to seeing them!

 

Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking etc. Just have fun with it!

Remember, projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2 - Powerpoint - Cinderella

 

 

Dear Year 2 parents and children,

Week 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

I wanted to start off by firstly saying how much Miss Foster and I miss you! I’m constantly wondering how you’re all getting on. When we are reunited again, I’ll definitely keep my promise and we will have our ‘Pizza Party’ to celebrate!

I would like to reassure all parents, that I fully appreciate and understand the pressures that come with home schooling. I want you to know that your child’s and family’s happiness should come first. I know you’re all trying your best, and that’s all that we can ask of you! I have tried extremely hard to produce a range of activities that reduce ‘screen time’ and opt for more practical activities. In some cases, this may not always be possible due to the nature of the unit (but I will try my best).

I have devised my home learning grid in a way that will (hopefully) give you more freedom over what you do with your child. I have provided a list of activities that your child can choose from; please remember that they are only expected to complete one activity (from each section) each day. If you have any ideas that you would like to pursue, feel free to experiment and adjust as you like. Please remember, this is only guidance. On some days you won’t be able to do it all and that’s fine. As I said previously, we can only do our best!  

Do contact the office should you need a phone call from me or advice with any aspects of your child/children’s learning.

Thank you for your continued support, I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

God bless,

Mrs. Carra

Home Reading each day

 

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Optional Art

 

Do you have any books at home by Beatrix Potter? Or perhaps you could look at some of her illustrations online.

 

You could:

 

-Copy one of her illustrations.

-Create a sketch of your pet.

-Turn your pet into a fictional character like Beatrix did!

-Paint a picture of your garden.  

 

B            English based activities

Key text: Jack and Beanstalk

Please read a version of Jack and the Beanstalk. If you don’t have a copy of the book at home, please follow the link for an online version: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk

After you have read the story, choose one of the following activities to complete. Remember, you only need to complete one activity each day. I’ve provided extra activities so that you can choose which ones you would like to do.

Act

Create your own puppets (think about who the main characters are) and role-play the story.

 

Responding to Reading

Write a book review of Jack and the Beanstalk. Don’t forget to include a short summary of the story, and if you would recommend it. How many stars would you give it?

Design

Design a front cover for the story. The more colourful and imaginative the better!

 

Summarise

Write a blurb for the story. Don’t forget that the blurb gives readers an idea of what the book is about (without giving too much away). Most of all, it should encourage people to want to read the book.

Character Description

Choose a character from the story and create a character profile. You should write about their appearance, personality and actions (what does this character do in the story). I would definitely include a sketch of the character too!

Creative Writing

Write your own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. You could change one of the characters or the setting (or both).

Music – Rhythm and Rhyme

Follow the link and learn a collection of songs which retells the entire story. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-jack-and-the-beanstalk-index/z7jq8xs

C Maths activities

Monday: please login to My Maths and complete the online lesson and homework. This will give you an introduction to this week’s topic of ‘Length and Height’. Once you have completed the online learning you can pick one of the following activities to complete each day (I’ve provided extra so you can choose).

 

1. Choose a variety of objects and practice measuring them using a centimetre ruler. Remember to line up the object to the 0 mark on the ruler.

e.g. How long is the pencil to the nearest centimetre?

 

2.  Play this online measuring game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

 

3. Investigate: ‘The taller you are, the longer your shoes are.’

Measure the height of people in your family and measure the length of their shoes.

 

4. Cut up some ribbon or string. Practise measuring the different pieces with a ruler. Order them from shortest to longest.

 

5. Choose five objects from your bedroom. Measure them using a ruler. Order the objects from shortest to longest. Write at least three sentences to describe the objects using the words longer, longest, shorter and shortest.

 

6. Measure some objects in your house with Lego. Can you make a prediction before measuring the object?

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Each child to work on their own choice of project that interests them. It could be anything that ignites their enthusiasm. It could be Deserts, Saturn, Titanic, Penguins, The Bee Gees…. Just follow their passions! Projects will be displayed in the hall on return to school for everyone to see. Be creative! Include Art, Geography, photos of models, History, Cooking. Have fun!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Fun Easter Activities - 2nd April 2020

Home School Learning - 23rd March - 1st April 2020

Take care and stay safe

Mrs. B. Carrá

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