Welcome back after the half term break.
I am looking forward to hearing all about what you have been up to, especially with the lovely weather that we have had - we have been very lucky.
I bet you have had lots of fun in your gardens enjoying the beautiful sunshine.
A weekly timetable to give you an idea of what learning will take place during the week
All the website links are on the weekly plan for you to access.
All the powerpoints and tasks will be uploaded each day too.
Try the wordsearch - spelling link
Recognising place value in 2digit numbers
Learning by questions - www.lbq.org/login
Go on a bike ride with your family around your local area.
What did you see?
Who did you see?
What was the weather like?
Being brave like a knight
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Comparing and ordering numbers up to 100
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Science - Plants
Friday 22nd May 2020 May the Month of Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Hello Friday. Hello Year 2.
It's the last day of the half term, so work hard and then you will appreciate next week all the more.
Today's lessons include; maths a flash back revision and times table work, a reading challenge and yet more reading with the RE (which was meant for yesterday, Ascension Day .)
Well done for all the hard work Year 2 and enjoy the break.
From Mrs Cowling
PS: Don't forget to send me the results of your on line art lesson. I wonder, did any of you help Rod get into the Guinness Book of Records?
Today's spelling test. If the capital letter and apostrophe is missing then the spelling is wrong.
Megan’s Ravi’s the girl’s the child’s the man’s the woman’s the school’s a dog’s a teacher’s a postman’s
RE Ascension Day 21st MAy 2020
History of the Games
Art - feelings reflection
Maths starter - brain warmer
Following our theme of pirates. Could you survive on an island if you were abandoned on a desert island?
Watch the video, read the information sheet and then write (using full sentences) how to survive on an island.
I researched the island from the text. Google Earth was good for showing me an image of the island.
This week is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme is kindness.
During this awful time the nation is experiencing there have been many acts of kindness. One example is BMT have given bath products (gift wrapped) to St.George's Hospital.
Questions to discuss:
Are there any acts of kindness you have heard of in the news?
Have you performed any acts of kindness?
What stories about Jesus can you think of where Jesus was kind and he was teaching us how to live?
Monday 18th May 2020
International Science Museum Day
International Museum Day is an annual event held either on or around 18 May. It’s run by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and although it only began officially in 1977, it can be traced back to 1951 in a meeting called Crusade for Museums. Why not take a tour of a museum or two. You could write a visitors' review or design an advert.
- British Museum, London
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- Museo Larco, Lima
- The Acropolis Museum, Athens
Maths. Time revision. Practise times tables in Time Table Rock Star or another way before completing tasks.
Guided reading; How to make pirate stew.
Recommended reading https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1164.html
This week's spelling test: (I've got the right one this week.) If the apostrophe or the capital letter is missing then it is wrong.
can't couldn't shouldn't Mrs didn't it's wasn't hasn't wouldn't Mr
PE - parachute game
Parachute: Grab a bed sheet and get your whole family involved – everyone taking a side and rapidly moving your arms up and down. Put some small balls or balloons on top and try and fling them off. Children love this one!
Comprehension. Type or write? You choose.
Geography - Human and physical features.
PE - Basketball. Use a washing basket and aim to get rolled up socks into it. Gradually make the distance between you and basket further.
Writing - turn your plan into a story.
PE - Drop the potato
Potato Drop: The Potato Drop is a great game because it is good ol’ silly fun. All participants place a potato between their knees and race to a finish line where they have to drop it into a designated bowl or bucket. If the potato is dropped, or if hands touch it, they have to go back to the start and try again. (editor’s note: this is actually a great party game for big groups of kids – split them up into 2 teams and relay race to see which one can get all their potatoes into the bucket first!)
Maths - volume
Story writing. The story has been started. Can you think what might happen? Complete the plan with your ideas.
Spellings Practice- apostrophe. Please practise regularly.
PE: Target Practice
Time to practise your target skills.
You will need: sticky notes (or paper and blue tack), a pen and a bean bag (or a rolled up pair of socks.)
On the sticky notes write numbers 1 to 10
Put the sticky notes on to a door that's not in use - spread out randomly.
Throw the bean bag to hit a number.
Record your score on paper, adding up as you go.
First person to 50 is the winner. You could change the numbers to bigger numbers or a higher score to be the winner.
Maths - weight/mass
Have you seen the wonderful video of the BMT staff creating a rainbow with various objects?
I thought it was a super idea of Mrs. White's and very well edited by her too.
Can you create a rainbow with lots of different items you have around the house?
Don't forget to take a photograph and email it. It would be great to have lots of 'Scavenger Rainbows' photographs in our Year 2 gallery.
PE - jumping, indoors or out.
Tape Lines: Make 5–10 separate lines of tape, each about a foot apart, on your floor or carpet. Label the first one the “start” line and then give your kids simple instructions:
- Long Jump: See how many lines they can jump over. Have them try and beat their best score each time. Experiment with arm swinging vs. arms behind their backs.
- Run ‘n’ Jump: Now let them take a running start and see if they can jump even further!
- Long Jump Backwards: Increase the difficulty by performing the tasks jumping backwards.
- Hop: How far can they jump on one leg?
- Reach ‘n’ Stretch: How far can their leg reach with one foot on the “start” line?
Punctuation and Grammar Practice.
Busy Year 2
Maths Direction. Practise times table recall first and then complete this task. Times Table Rock Star is a good program to use.
Writing detailed sentences. Write your sentences into your book. No need to print.
VE Day scavenger hunt planned by Mrs White
Maths - Turning. Write the answers in your book or print the sheet.
Spelling practise. Write in your book or print the sheet.
Reading comprehension - Horrid Henry. Read the story then write the answers to the questions in your book.
VE day activities
Maths - Direction lesson two.
VE Day activity - make the Great British Bunting
Maths - Direction
Home Learning with Year 2
Spelling test. Please email results.
badly hopeless penniless happily lovely joyless slowly quickly careless fearless
Physical Geography is all the things we find in our world that are natural. (Trees, rivers, beaches.)
Human Geography is all the things that people have made in our world. (Buildings, paths, bridges.)
Can you decide which pictures go where?
Find the alternative spelling 'air'
The Bear who came to Babysit
I thought you might like to share this book, before bed and chat about with whichever adult is tucking you in.
(Or you could just read it during the day.)
Spelling and handwriting practise
Book review. I hope you have done lots of reading whilst at home. Please share with me your favourite book.
Design Technology. Design a healthy mocktail.
I would like you to research different types of soft drinks. You could look in your cupboards or look for some online. Have a look or think about what they are made from (ingredients). You could even taste different ones for your research. Are they healthy or unhealthy?
Choose one that is healthy.
Choose one that is good to drink after doing exercise or sport.
Choose one that you could have as a special treat.
Write a sentence telling me about each of these drinks. Draw a picture if you like, I can't wait to see what you make.
From Mrs White
Tuesday 28th April 2020 -
Spellings - wordsearch
Monday 27th April 2020
Science - Everyday materials.
Explore the different properties of different disposable cloths. Which is best for mopping up the mess?
- Investigation recording sheets - a note pad
- Different sorts of paper towels and disposable cloths (kitchen paper, different brands of paper towels, tissue, squares of paper, etc)
- Pipettes or syringes (old medicine dispenser perhaps)
- Beakers of water
Work through scientifically, using the same amount of paper and the same amount of water to investigate which cloth mops up the water best. Don't forget to write a sentence explaining your findings.
Friday 24th April 2020
Spellings Please complete the test and email the score.
enjoyment argument sadness merriment careful happiness playful plentiful plainness cheerful
The work below is for;
Thursday 23rd April 2020 - St. George's Day
St. George activities. Who is St. George?
As it Saint George's Day I would like you to design a dragon.
With the picture please write a detailed paragraph telling me about the dragon.
Sentences need to be punctuated correctly, contain noun phrases (adjectives) and interesting words to WOW me. Include an adverb or two. Think carefully about the start of each sentence. Use different openers.
Wednesday 22nd April
Work below was for
Tuesday 21st April 2020
PE - Balloon volleyball
Balloon Volleyball is such a simple game to play that is fun for young and old. ... The objective of the game is to keep the Balloon in the air for as long as possible. You have to reach up to hit the balloon, but it is easier than using a regular ball since it is so light and floats down.
Writing an expanded noun phrase. Complete task 2 and 3. Task 1 is optional. Share the work with an adult - the answers are included.
Monday 20th April 2020
Spellings Summer Term Week 1
Add punctuation to the sentences.
Painted stones. Can you make some and leave them when you go out for a walk?
New work has been allocated to your Active Learn page. You can work through theses at your own pace or find the sheet which matches the work set. Today's work is linked to the page: Materials true or false?
Look around the house and gather items made from different types of materials.
Discuss what material is used and whether it is a natural material or man-made. Sort the items in 2 groups, natural and man-made. Please take a photo of the sorting and include it in the email to me.
What adjectives can you use to describe each material?
Below is all the work prior to the Easter holidays
Year 2 Art Gallery and Bug Hotels
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Here are some of the amazing Bug Hotels you have created. Are they fantastic?
The Tunnel. Thank you for those who sent Monday's and Wednesday's work relating to this story. Look at the pictures below. Write a few sentences describing how the boy feels when his sister rescues him. Can you add a speech bubble to the second picture ?.
Grow a rainbow. You will need: A piece of kitchen towel, felt pens and a little water.
Spellings Week 6
The Tunnel. Write a paragraph describing what the sister is doing and how she is feeling. Don't forget to use conjunctions, noun phrases, adverbs and punctuation.
Make a junk model bug / mini beast. There must be something in the recycle you can use!
Grammar - conjunctions. Either fill out on the screen or write the sentences on paper please and email over to me. Thank you.
Fun active. I've mag-pied this idea from the Year 4 page. I love it. Take one tea bag (I think used is best) and one mug or plastic beaker. How far can you throw the teabag and it still lands into the mug?
Reading worksheets - please do whatever you can, they match the book below. I've tried to put similar pages within the book.
Reading with others. I love this book - I'm sure you will too.
In art, we have been looking at landscapes. I would like you to use your imagination to think of a fantasy landscape. It could be from a different planet, under the sea or a fairy tale land. You can either paint your landscape, collage or just junk modelling to create a 3D sculpture. I would love to see your work, so if you can photograph and email a picture that would be great.
Spellings - Do a test today and email your results to me please.
Practise phase 2-5 phonic sounds and tricky words.
Read: Shoulder-bag, couldn't
Practise spelling polysyllabic words such as: soupbowl, housework.
Read: Rounders, grouping.
Can you spelling the following? wouldn't, outsider
Read: I would like to eat some soup, please.
We have being halving and quartering shapes and some numbers.
Today I'd like you to find half of numbers.
If you are up to the challenge half the number again to find a quarter.
Use dice to create either single digit or two digit numbers. (You can use the dice roller below).
Write the calculations down to email to me or type them into Purple Mash and save.