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Year 2

Live Sessions -  Week beginning Monday 1st March

Monday 1st March– 1.30pm. Please bring with you some paper, a drawing pencil, a rubber and a yellow, orange and green pencil crayon or crayons/felt tips. I will explain a little more below about what we will be doing in our session.

Wednesday 3rd March – 1.30pm – Group Guided Reading sessions.

Friday 5th March – 1.30pm - Please bring your completed RE work with you. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about returning to school on Monday. 

 

Thursday 4th March - Parent/Teacher Meetings on Google Meets - 

Thank you to those of you who have made appointments, I am looking forward to speaking with you all. Please access Google Meets in the same way that your child accesses their online sessions with me. If when you log in I am with another parent please stay logged in to the meeting, I will know that you are waiting and I will admit you once my other meeting has finished. All slots are 5 minutes. I would be really grateful if you would help me to stick to my times as I do have a tendency to chat and overrun !!! If there is anything that you would like to talk to me about and you feel that we need more time together, it's no problem at all, just let me know and we can arrange a longer time slot. 

If you have any questions regarding our meeting please do not hesitate to contact me on Purple Mash. 

Home Learning Tasks-Friday 5th March

 

Hello again Year 2,

 

Welcome to your final (hopefully) day of home learning. You have all done an amazing job at home for the last 8 weeks and I know everybody is extremely proud of how well you have handled this difficult time. We are so excited to welcome you all back on Monday!

 

Oreo Chocolate Truffles- This week I have been testing out some homemade chocolate truffle recipes at home. After much deliberation, I have chosen my favourite one.

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/617679/recipe/easy-peasy-oreo-truffles

Plan a family day out- the end is in sight and we all need something to look forward to. Where are you and your family going on your first outing? Maybe you are planning a family holiday. Whatever your plans may be I am sure you are going to make up for lost time.

 

Spring Clean- summer is just around the corner and the sun has made an appearance over the last week. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to clean up our gardens and prep them for lots of summer fun. Maybe you could help out with cleaning the garden, planting some colourful flowers or jet washing the patio? You can have lots of outdoor fun and it’s a great excuse to get messy J

 

I am looking forward to seeing you all online again today at 1:30.

 

Please DO NOT sign into the meeting before 1:25.

 

Make sure you rest up this weekend Year 2, enjoy yourselves and we will see you all on Monday J   

 

Mrs Smethurst xx

 

Spelling

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent me their spelling scores on purple mash. I have lots of spelling awards in class ready to give out when you return.

 

Please let me know again how you get on with your spelling test this week.

 

Spelling test: key, donkey, monkey, chimney, valley, trolley, journey, turkey, jockey, kidney

 

New Spellings: want, watch, wander, wand, quality, quad, wasps, squat, quantity, squash

 

Your new spellings will be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

 

RE

 

In our last RE lesson we discussed the Ten Commandments and why they are important to people of the Christian or Jewish faith.

 

When Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt to the Promised Land, God gave him the Ten

Commandments. These were the commandments that God wanted the Hebrews to live their lives by every day.

 

This week you are going to create your own set of Ten Commandments. You can do this on a piece of lined paper. Number your commandments 1-10.

 

You might want to think about the following:

 

• How should you treat others?

• How should you behave towards other people?

• What should you be grateful for in life?

• What should you always try to do every day?

• What rules should people follow so that the world is a better place?

 

Here is some vocabulary you might like to use in your commandments:

You might want to start each commandment one of these ways:

 

• Always/Never...

• You should/should not…

• Every day...

 

Extension Activity

 

Can you write a set of Ten Commandments which are specifically to be followed in the

playground? What might be different than the ones you have already written?

 

Grammar and Punctuation

This week is our final week looking at tenses.

 

Last week we learned that:

 

Past progressive tense= refers to something that has already happened. It is in the PAST.

Contains was/were + a verb ending in ing.

E.g. I was walking to school very quickly on Monday.

 

Present Progressive tense= refers to something that is currently happening. It is in the PRESENT. 

Contains am/is/are + a verb ending in ing.

E.g. I am walking to school very quickly today.

 

This week I would like you to demonstrate consistent use of the correct verb tense.

Firstly, I want you to read through the passage attached below. What tense is it written in?

 

Then, underline all of the verbs in the passage. (A verb is an action word e.g. walk, touch, shout).

 

Next, rewrite this passage changing each of your underlined verbs to a past tense verb.

 

I have completed the first sentence as an example for you below.

 

As we (my dog Hodge and I) approach the playing fields, Hodge is straining to pull away.

 

As we (my dog Hodge and I) approached the playing fields, Hodge strained to pull away.

 

Finally, read your edited passage to someone at home to check that it makes sense.

 

Mental Maths

Please continue to practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables at home. I have added some more 2do tasks on Purple Mash for you to complete. You can also use TT Rockstars and hit the button.

 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Follow the link below to play todays ‘daily 10’. From the drop down menu please select Level 2, Digit Values, Up to 99.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

For these questions you are going to be tested on your place value knowledge.

 

Remember, when you are asked to write the value of a digit, you MUST look at which column it is in to work out its value:

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 4th March

Morning Year 2,

Today is our last day working on 3D shape and I would like you to play the ‘Name The 3D Shape’ game which you will find in the documents below.

 

Below is your Maths video and worksheet for today along with a 3D shape challenge, good luck!

Sort 3D shapes

English

Yesterday, you created a story map to plan your own version of The Queen’s Knickers. Your first job for today is to return to your story map and talk it through either to yourself or to somebody at home, this is to allow you to get all of your thoughts and ideas organised in your head. It is quite fitting that today is World Book Day as today you are going to become and author and write your own story!

 

So, using your story map to help you your task for today is to write your own story in sequence with a beginning, middle and end. Remember to use the format of the original story to help you. I've made a start on an example below for you and here are some top tips that might help you out.

 

  1. Set the scene of your story – Introduce your main character and describe them and where they live.
  2. Make sure that you include the item that your character collects.
  3. Introduce their maid/servant and describe them.
  4. Include how your chest got lost. Whose did it get mixed up with?
  5. How did the chest get found and returned?

Here is my example of an opening, if you can try to:

  • Use adjectives to describe and give detail.
  • Extend sentences by using words such as or, as, so, because, when.
  • Use suffixes such as –ful, -less, -ly, -able when appropriate

 

In my example today, my character is Queen Eliza who loves socks and her maid is called Mavis.

 

Sat high up on the hillside was a palace that looked like no other. It was an extraordinary palace which was covered in beautiful pink flowers and had gardens that were in pristine condition. In the four walls of the palace lived a Queen who was like no other, her name was Queen Eliza. She was quite possibly the most stunning lady you have ever seen. Her flowing, blonde hair was so so long she could almost sit on it, and her lips were as red as rubies. Queen Eliza was a very gentle and thoughtful lady but there was one thing that made her the most unique Queen there ever was. She was addicted to socks! In fact, she had so many pairs of socks for every occasion that they filled up a whole room in her palace!

 

Mavis was the Queen's most trusted sock keeper. She worked tirelessly to ensure that the Queen always had the most cool, trendy and unique socks that were always clean, fresh and beautifully scented. One bright, sunny morning Mavis came flying into the Queen's luxurious bedroom yelling in a very high pitched voice. Beautiful Eliza could not believe what she was hearing, that her most treasured chest of socks had got lost on her recently train journey to visit King John, somebody else had her crazy sock collection!! The Palace went crazy as the police searched, the army searched and even all of her beloved corgis searched to find her beloved chest. Fortunately, a very kind family from Walkden had stumbled across her chest and returned it pretty swiftly which the Queen was delighted about.

 

Today is the official date for World Book Day and even though we will be celebrating this day in school together next Thursday (11th March) I thought it would be nice for us to do some activities related to reading this afternoon as well.

 

One of my favourite things to do is to read and I get so much pleasure from books and from sharing them with others. If you do nothing else this afternoon then I would love it if you read. Here are some ideas to inspire your reading today.

Click the links below to listen to myself, Mrs Gibson and Mrs Smethurst each share a story with you.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7cYfqshEAA&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDJCDkkjKM0&t=1s

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

 

Below are some additional optional activities which you may choose to have a go at this afternoon.

  • Design a front cover for the story you have written based on The Queen’s Knickers. Don’t forget to include a title and you as the author.
  • Write a blurb for your story. You might want to read a few blurbs on other books to give you some ideas. Remember, blurbs aren’t too long and give a taster of what the book is about. They sometimes leave the reader on a bit of a cliff hanger making them want to read more!
  • At the bottom of the page there are some comprehension tasks based on the author David Walliams too. Level 1 is easier whereas Level 3 is a little trickier, try and have a go at one of these.

 

I’m really looking forward to sharing our World Book Day celebrations with you next week Year 2 and have lots of lovely activities for us to do together. Remember that you can come to school dressed up as your favourite book character on Thursday 11th if you would like to as well. I’d better get my costume sorted!!!

 

Have a great day Year 2,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning Year 2,

 

This afternoon we will meet online for our group Guided Reading. Your session will be at the same time that is has been for the past few weeks, I’m really looking forward to seeing you all.  I know you’re all used to these sessions now, but just a few things to remember:

 

  • Please only log in at your session time as I will be online working with another group before your time slot.
  • Please have with your Guided Reading book that we were using last week.
  • Please be in a quiet space where you will be comfortable reading and listening.
  • Please make sure you video and microphone are on. As there are only a few of us, we can be unmuted throughout the session.

Can I please ask that you bring your guided reading packs (including whiteboards and pens) back to school on Monday. We took the whiteboards and pens from your trays so you will be needing these for your lessons next week. 

 

Maths

First this morning I would like you to recap our work on symmetry from last week and play the symmetry sorting game below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-sorting

 

Then your maths task and video today all relate to finding vertices on 3d shapes, have a go at the challenge as well if you can!

Count vertices on 3D shapes

 

English

Yesterday in English you created a character for your own story using the idea of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. Your task is to follow the same format of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ but plan your own story by using a story map, something that we have done many times in school. Click the link below to listen to me to explain the task to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHQ5qEdiuK0

 

Just to recap from the video, below are the things that I would like you to change from the original story to make your own:

 

  • The title
  • The Queen (based on your work from yesterday)
  • Dilys (based on your job application from last week)
  • The items that your character collects
  • Who the items have got mixed up with
  • Then create your own ending for how your character gets their items back

 

By completing your task today you will have planned your own story by using a story map and pictures.  It would be useful if you were able to read your story plan aloud to an adult or sibling once you have finished it to help to organise your thoughts and ideas.

 

Below is a copy of the image that I used in the video which you may find useful.

 

P.E.

It’s dance again this afternoon and just like last week I am going to give you a few options to have a go at.

The below link will take you to a dance session which follows on from the one that I asked you to do last week. This session continues to have a Spring theme but whereas last week you were ‘worms on the move’ this week is focusing on plants. Dance and enjoy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/dance-ks1-time-to-move-spring-in-the-garden-2-plants-on-the-move/zm3wwty

 

This next activity for this week is a session which combines yoga and dance fitness. So have a go at this one if it sounds more up your street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSgZl8f5leU

 

And your last dance option this week comes in the form of tutorials from the band Kidz Bop. Clicking the links below will allow the band to guide you through some cool dance moves (much cooler moves than I would be able to teach you!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojblhvzvjsk               - Can’t Stop The Feeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd7ll_ZzfGw                 - Havana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3_nTldTZow               - The Middle

 

Have a great day Year 2, I’m looking forward to seeing you all this afternoon,

Mrs Sharrock

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 2nd March

Morning Year 2,

 

It was so lovely to see you all online yesterday, thank you as always for working so hard and for being so well behaved. I’m still not used to you all being so quiet though! I’m sure that will change when we all get back together next week!

 

Maths

For your Maths starter this morning I would like you to spend 10 minutes either playing on Timetable Rockstars or writing out your 2,5,10 and 3 time tables. You can do both if you want! When we return to school next week we will be doing daily times tables tasks when you will be given 2 minutes to answer as many questions as you can related to your knowledge of multiplication and division facts, so keep practising!

 

Below is your Maths video and sheet for today and a challenge for you to have a go at too. Good luck!!

Count edges on 3D shapes

 

English

Yesterday in English you wrote a letter inviting Queen Elizabeth to come and visit our school, for your first task today, please carefully edit your letter using a different coloured pen or pencil. Check your spellings, punctuation and your choices of adjectives. You might want to re write a sentence or a short section to make your writing more effective.

Your task for today is to create your own character for a story which will follow a similar format to The Queen’s Knickers. For example I have created a character called King James who you I have written about below.  Please draw a picture of your character, it could be a King, Queen, Prince, Princess or anybody within the Royal Family, then I would like you to write a description about them similar to mine. Remember that your character has to collect an item just like the Queen collected knickers. Your item might be socks, handkerchiefs, glasses, hats, shoes, anything that you like!

 

In your writing you will need to include;

*An opening sentence introducing your character and where they live.

* A variety of sentences which start in different ways explaining what the character likes (e.g. socks).

* A range of adjectives to describe the item, how they might feel, look, smell etc.

 

Introducing King James of England, one of the happiest and jolliest Kings of all the lands. This merry fellow can often be found in the grounds of his grand Palace where he enjoys walking in the peaceful, tranquil gardens and feeding the sweet, singing birds.

 

One very interesting thing about old King James is his love for socks! He has hundreds.......in fact maybe even thousands of pairs of different socks. Different colours, materials, sizes, shapes, you name it and he has it. In fact he has so many he has 35 drawers full of them and his own special sock maker called Jane. She is a very loyal and trustworthy staff member who always makes sure he has the cleanest, freshest, most unique socks around. King James has a crazy sock collection with pairs for all occasions. This funny fellow has birthday socks, wedding socks, holiday socks and even sleeping socks! Although his most favourite pair are definitely his Christmas socks which even sing Jingle Bells and have yellow, shiny bells on them! He used to have holly on them too until it got too prickly for his toes!

 

Science – Comprehension

This afternoon we are going to continue with our materials topic by focusing on recycling and looking at which materials we can recycle. I would like you to take a look at the powerpoint in the documents below first, you might want to share it with somebody at home.

 

Once you have done this, I would like you to complete a comprehension task on recycling. There are 3 to choose from in the documents at the bottom of the page, level 1 is easier whereas level 3 is more challenging. Remember these top tips when completing comprehension tasks:

  • Carefully read through the text.
  • Take each question in turn and look carefully at what it is asking you. Is it a who question? (you might need a person’s name) Is it a where question? (you might need to find a place) is it a when question? (you might need to find a time or a date)
  • When you have found your answer in the text, underline or highlight it so that you don’t lose it!
  • Copy any spellings from the text correctly onto your answer sheet. This is really important, spellings that we are copying must be spelt correctly.

 

Your final task for the afternoon is for you to find recyclable items in your house, garden or local area. Below are images of recycling bins, can you find suitable items to draw into each box? For example in the paper and card box you would need to draw paper and card items that you can recycle such as a cereal box, newspaper or an empty toilet roll. I have put a copy of this sheet with the documents at the bottom or if you prefer you can draw your own boxes onto a blank page.  

Have a great day Year 2,

See you soon, Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 1st March

 

I have posted the 'How to draw a daffodil' power point from today's live session at the bottom of the page. 

Hi Year 2,

 

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend, wasn't the weather wonderful?! So here we are on the first day of a new month! I must say Year 2 I have been feeling very positive and happy this weekend, what with the lovely weather, the signs of Spring all around and most importantly, knowing that this is our last week of home learning and we'll be back in the classroom together next Monday! That's certainly something to smile about! I am so incredibly proud of how hard you have all worked during recent weeks, I have missed you all so much and I’m now eagerly awaiting seeing all of your smiling faces, catching up with you all and us all being back together and learning in the classroom.  5 more days of home learning to go, we can do this Year 2!!!

 

 

As Mrs Smethurst mentioned to you on Friday, today is St David's Day. St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and today to mark the ocassion, Welsh people traditionally wear one if the national symbols of Wales either a daffodil or a leek. My Dad is a very proud Welshman and I always remember him wearing his daffodil very proudly on St David's Day when I was younger and he will be doing the very same today too. So, in our live session together today we are going to draw some daffodils. I have created a step by step tutorial that I will take you through in the session and we will have a little chat whilst we are getting arty so that you can share any news too. Please bring with you the items listed at the top of the page, I'm looking forward to seeing you!

 

Maths

We are still working on shape this week but are moving on to looking at 3D. Before we start tackling 3D shape, log in to Espresso to play the 2d shape sorting game this morning to recap your work from last week. 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item883106/grade1/index.html

Student – 22316

Password – abc123

 

Your video and worksheet are below, have a go at the challenge linked to today’s work too. You don’t need to write anything down you could just talk about it.

 

 

Your video and worksheet are below, have a go at the challenge linked to today’s work too. You don’t need to write anything down you could just talk about it.

Count faces on 3D shapes

 

English

Last week in your English work you started to plan a letter, inviting the Queen to visit our school. Find your plan from last Thursday and have a read through it to recap your thoughts. Today you are going to write your letter, I have done one below to help you. Please read my letter and your plan through before you start your writing for today.

 

Try if you can to;

  • Start off by saying who your letter is to and close it by saying who it is from.
  • Use your plan to help you to organise your writing into sections (paragraphs)
  • Use adjectives to describe and give detail.
  • Try to extend sentences by using words such as or, as, so, because, when.
  • Use suffixes such as –ful, -less, -ly, -able when appropriate

 

Remember you are trying to encourage and persuade the Queen to visit James Brindley so make careful work choices to do this.

 

Dear Queen Elizabeth,

 

I would like to introduce myself to you, my name is Bob Green and I am a Year 2 pupil at the remarkable James Brindley Primary School which is in beautiful area of Salford, Greater Manchester. I am writing to you today as I would like to offer you the opportunity to come and visit our special, unique school.

 

James Brindley really is a magnificent school and if you were to come to see us you would be delighted by the range of activities and work we have to share with you. We would ask you to pop into one of our spectacular assemblies where you would be able to see what impeccably well behaved children we are and also enjoy our wonderful singing. We have a range of talented musicians at James Brindley and you will be able to hear them practising their beautiful tunes and listen as the sounds of their music travels down our corridors. As you move around the school you will not fail to be impressed by some of our spectacular art work and the range of photographs of our vast sporting achievements which cover every single wall. I very much hope that you are able to join us for lunch too, as our school kitchen makes some very fresh, delicious food. What would your favourite lunch be? I could ask them to make it for you! My favourite is sausage and mash, we only have that on Friday though.

 

One of the truly unique things about our school is the behaviour and manners of our children, we really do stand out. Every child follows our Golden Rules perfectly ensuring that they are kind, gentle, helpful, caring and a good listenerat all times. We really are very proud of just how respectful we all are.

 

I really do hope that you are able to visit us, I would love to show you the creative artwork we have in our classroom based on the African artist Martin Bulinya or maybe you'd prefer to look at the photographs of us African drumming and the captions that we wrote? One question I would like to ask though is if you were to visit, what knickers would you wear? Do you have a special pair of knickers for visiting schools? Maybe you could get some made especially with the James Brindley badge on! What a lovely idea that would be! I really would like it if you could visit, please write back to me soon.

 

Love from

Bob

 

Topic

Last week we started our local History topic and this is something I am really looking forward to continuing with you when we return to school. Today we are going to compare and find differences between Walkden in the past and Walkden now. 

 

Your first task is to look at the 6 images below, you will see that that I have labelled the places in the 3 black and white pictures from the past but the pictures below them don’t have labels. The 3 black and white pictures no longer exist in Walkden, the photos of the buildings below in colour now stand in their places.

 

Do you recognise any of them?

Do you know where the pictures in colour are taken?

What similarities and differences can you spot?

 

Ask any adults or siblings in your house as they might know then have a go at matching up each picture from the past to the one from now. You don't have to write anything down for this task, you can just think about it or talk about it with somebody. We are going to look at these pictures and some other similar ones in school next week as we explore how the use of land in Walkden has changed over time.

 

Once you have completed this activity I would then like you to carry out some of your own research about Walkden in the past and bring it into school with you next week. See what you can find out about either cotton mills, coal mines or trains in Walkden.

 

And as an additional task, can anybody find anything out about Lady Bourke? I’ll look forward to hearing about your findings on this task!

See you soon Year 2, have a super duper day!

Mrs Sharrock xx

Home Learning Tasks-Friday 26th February

 

Good Morning Year 2,

 

I do hope you all enjoyed a well-deserved break at home with your families last week. I know I did! I heard some of your half term news from Mrs Sharrock and it sounded like you all made the most of your free time with lots of baking, relaxing and celebrating birthdays.

 

 I was thrilled to hear that it might not be long until you all come skipping through our school gates again, I am counting down the days J As always, below I have suggested a few activities for you which you can try at home to keep yourselves entertained.

 

St David’s Day- Monday 1st March is a national holiday in Wales. Follow the link below to find out all about this special day and why it is celebrated.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43240280

 

Daffodil Biscuits- In keeping with this week’s Welsh theme, why not having a go at baking your very own daffodil biscuits. This is a simple, yet delicious, recipe. Enjoy!!

Kids Art Hub- This one is sure to be popular with you all, as I know how much some of you love to draw and colour. Follow the link below to Kids Art Hub. Here you can follow the easy step by step tutorial and draw your very own dragon.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53s9aZ3KF5s

I am looking forward to seeing you all online again today at 1:30. You will need todays completed RE work with you in this session.

 

Please DO NOT sign into the meeting before 1:25.

 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend J   

 

Mrs Smethurst xx

 

Spelling

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent me their spelling scores on purple mash.

Please let me know again how you get on with your spelling test this week.

 

Spelling test: last, past, father, class, grass, pass, plant, path, bath, hour

 

New Spellings: key, donkey, monkey, chimney, valley, trolley, journey, turkey, jockey, kidney

 

I have also attached another spelling task for you to complete to help with learning your new spellings.

 

Your new spellings will be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

R.E

In our last RE lesson before half term, we took a look at all of the traditions and celebrations involved in Chinese New Year. It was lovely to hear how some of you were celebrating this special occasion with your families at home J

 

This week, we will be looking at the Ten Commandments.

 

The Ten Commandments are a set of rules which people of the Christian or Jewish faith believe were created by God for all people to abide by.

 

We looked at this subject briefly earlier in the school year. Watch the clip below to refresh your memory before you start today’s tasks.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztd2hyc

 

For your task today, I would like you to complete the worksheet attached. 

 

You will need to bring this with you to help you on our online session today as we are going to be looking at a variety of scenarios and discussing which commandment we think is being broken and why.

Grammar and Punctuation

This week we are going to continue looking at tenses. We have already learned that:

Past tense= refers to something that has already happened. It is in the PAST.

E.g. I walked to school very quickly on Monday.

Present tense= refers to something that is currently happening. It is in the PRESENT. 

E.g. I am walking to school very quickly today.

Today, we are going to move on to look at progressive tenses. Follow the link below to watch a video which will explain clearly what this means.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4bXBYSIl9A

Once you have watched this I would like you to complete the tenses mini test I have attached below. I will send the answers to this test to you all on Purple Mash next week so you can mark your work and see how you have done J

Mental Maths

Please continue to practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables at home. Your scores on TT Rockstars are amazing!

 

Follow the link below to play todays ‘daily 10’. From the drop down menu please select Level 2, Partitioning, Tens and Ones. The question interval is how long you get to answer each question. Start with a higher time until you build your confidence, you can lower it as you become quicker.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 25th February

Morning Year 2!

Well this week certainly seems to be flying by, how is it Thursday already?! As your Maths starter today we are going to recap some work on multiples by playing the coconut multiples game. Click the link below and play it for the 2,5 and 10 times tables, you could even try 3s if you are feeling confident with them.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

 

Your work for today will continue with shape. There is a video and worksheet below and there is also a Maths challenge which I would encourage you to have a go at too.

Lines of symmetry

 

English

Today we are going to start planning writing a letter to Queen Elizabeth inviting her to come and visit out school. Planning your writing is something that we have done a lot of in Year 2, it’s a very important part of the writing process as it helps you to clearly set out your thoughts and organise your ideas before you start writing.

 

Please look at the planning format that I have put below. You will see that it separates your letter into 4 sections and I have put notes at the side to help you with what you might want to put in each box. As this is only your plan you might want to write key words or phrases rather than in full sentences but it is your plan so it is important that you do what works best for you.

 

This document is available at the bottom of the page if you would like to print it off or you could just draw the boxes into your book. Keep this plan safe though, as you will need it to help you with your writing next week.

 

Computing

Today you are going to continue working on your coding by using the programme Shark Attack! You will need to programme the shark to move around the water and learn how to make objects move.

 

 

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https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/shark-attack/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf3c/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf43/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf56/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

 

Art

Continuing on from our work last half term on Andy Goldsworthy, in today’s session I am going to ask you to go into your garden or a local outdoor space to take some rubbings of natural materials. We have looked at natural materials previously in our science work so as a quick recap I would like you to take a look at each of the pictures below and decide, are they natural or man made? You might want to discuss your answers with somebody at home.

 

Following this, your art task for this afternoon is to take rubbings of some natural materials that you find in your garden or an outdoor area. Try if you can to take rubbings of 4 or 5 different materials and if possible do each one in a different colour. For example, a leaf rubbing might be done using a yellow crayon, for a wood rubbing you might use a green crayon. You might choose to put all of your rubbings on one piece of paper or prefer to cut them all out individually and stick them onto a piece of paper to create a collage of natural rubbings.

 

Below is a short video explaining how to take a leaf rubbing if you are unsure what to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpKixVy6KRk

 

Have a lovely day Year 2,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 24th February

Good Morning Year 2,

 

This afternoon we will meet online for our group Guided Reading. Your session will be at the same time that it was before half term, I’m really looking forward to seeing you all.  Just a few things to remember:

 

  • Please only log in at your session time as I will be online working with another group before your time slot.
  • Please have with your Guided Reading book that we were using last week.
  • Please be in a quiet space where you will be comfortable reading and listening.
  • Please make sure you video and microphone are on. As there are only a few of us, we can be unmuted throughout the session.

See you all this afternoon!

 

Maths

We are continuing with our work on shape today, log in to Espresso and play the games marked with a blue cross as your warm up task for today.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item883106/grade1/index.html

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Password – abc123

 

 

Your Maths video and worksheet for today are below, have a go at these challenge activities too if you can.

 

      

 

Count vertices on 2D shapes

 

English

In the story of The Queen’s Knickers, the Queen has different knickers for different occasions. Here is a copy of the ‘Official H.M. Knicker Guide’ from the story.  

Your task for today is to design The Queen a new pair of knickers for a special occasion. Have a think about an occasion that she may need some new knickers for such as Christmas, Halloween, going on holiday, going to a wedding or maybe to a Very Important Event! I would like you to have a go at drawing/ designing 4 pairs of knickers for the Queen to wear for different events, make sure that they are decorated in a way that makes it obvious which event they are for, for example Christmas knickers may have on them holly, bells, Rudolph, Father Christmas etc on them.  Here are some examples that Mrs Gibson has drawn for you, can you guess what occasion each of her pairs are for?

 

Once you have designed your knickers, I would then like you to choose one pair and write some sentences underneath explaining what occasion they are for. Here is a short example for The Queen’s new holiday knickers.

 

‘These cool, trendy panties will keep The Queen feeling comfortable and relaxed when she is sunning herself on the beach. They are made of a light, cotton material making them perfect for wearing on even the hottest of days. Amazingly, they are also waterproof which means she can have a quick, refreshing dip in the sea if she likes to cool off without even having to get changed!’

 

Try to include a range of adjectives to describe how they look and how they feel. Think about what material they might be made from and how they are suited to her specific needs for example knickers for swimming would need to be waterproof, ones for horse riding  would need extra padding to make sure they are comfortable and knickers for winter might need to be soft, woolly and warm.

 

P.E.

This half term our PE focus is dance. I am going to give you a few options of dance activities so you can pick which one you prefer to do, obviously you are welcome to do them all if you wish.

 

The below link will take you to a dance session focussing on looking for signs of Spring in the garden which is very appropriate for the current time of year. I love spotting signs of Spring appearing, it is definitely one of my favourite seasons by far!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/dance-ks1-time-to-move-spring-in-the-garden-1-worms-on-the-move/zjx3382

 

This next activity comes to you from the Strictly Come Dancing Star Oti Mabuse! So if her style of dancing is more your thing then the link below will take you to a dance session based on the music from the Trolls film…….another one of my favourite things, I love watching Trolls!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCeo6Q3p7Mc

 

And your last dance option comes for another one of my favourite things, Just Dance! So for a different type of dancing, here are some hip hop tutorials for you to have a go at if those moves are more up your street. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q3c6gZXMzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t29UjRbBasg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n4_8NRtejg

 

Have a great day Year 2, keep up the hard work, you are all absolute super stars!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning – Tuesday 23rd February

Hi Year 2,

It was so lovely to see you all online yesterday and to hear about your half term holidays. You all did a great job with completing the tally chart and answering questions too, well done!

 

Maths

Today we are continuing our work on 2D and 3D shapes but before we continue with it I would like you to play the shape games on BBC Karate Cats. Remember with Karate Cats, start off on bronze level and see how you get on. The game will save your progress too so you can come back and play another time and start off where you finished previously.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

Your video and worksheet are below and there is also a challenge for you if you would like to have a go at it.

Count sides on 2D shapes

 

 

English

Today we are going to continue with our work based on ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. You might want to re watch or read the story again before you start your work.

In the story, the Queen’s precious knicker chest went missing and got mixed up with a picnic hamper! Today we are going to imagine that the Queen’s beloved chest got mixed up with somebody else’s chest but who’s could it be? Have a think about who might have a chest full of interesting items and possessions; a scientist, a pirate, a police officer, an astronaut, a footballer, a pop star, it could be anybody you like!

 

Mrs Gibson has done an example of a treasure chest for your below, can you guess who hers belongs to?

 

I would then like you to draw a treasure chest in your book and inside it draw up to 10 items that this person would keep in their chest. Once you have drawn your items, you may then either label them by using two adjectives for every noun (e.g. warm, comfortable sleeping bag) or write a paragraph describing all of the items in your chest, explaining why these items are special and useful to the person. If you are writing sentences please try to use words like or, but, so, because to extend them, for example;

The fit, energetic footballer would always carry a pair of clean, shiny boots in her treasure chest so she is ready to play a match at any opportunity.

 

Science –

This half term we pay a revisit to our Materials topic. Before Christmas we built on our work from Year 1 as we looked at the suitability of different materials and how their properties allowed us to use them for different purposes. This half term we are going to use this knowledge to help us carry out investigations based on different scenarios and your first investigation is based on Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Read the powerpoint in the documents below and think about, discuss or record your answers to the key questions;

What qualities do the curtains need to have?

What materials could we use for this?

 

There is a worksheet in the documents at the bottom of the page that looks like the one below. I would like you to answer the questions, the first one is an important one and will need some thinking about.

‘How are you going to test the materials?’

Think about what makes good curtains, do we want them to keep the light out or let the light in?

Are you going to use daylight or something like a torch or a lamp?

 

Then choose 5 materials from around your house to help you with your investigation (make sure you ask your parents first before you pick your items!) I know it’s a bit tricky finding things around the house but items such as dishcloths, toilet roll, kitchen foil, baking paper, cling film and newspaper would be great. If you can’t find 5 don’t worry, just do what you can. So, list your materials, test them using the method you have chosen and then record you reasons as to why each material would or would not make suitable curtains in the end column.

 

Once you have completed your table you will then need to make a final decision, which material do you think would make the best curtains and why. You don’t need to write your answer to this final question down, you can just talk it through with somebody at home but it is very important that you are able to explain your reasons.

 

Have a great day Year 2!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Live Sessions -  Week beginning Monday 22nd February

Monday 22nd – 1.30pm. It would be really useful if you (or an adult) could draw a table like the one below and have it with you for the session this afternoon.

     

 


Wednesday 24th – 1.30pm – Group Guided Reading. Session times are the same as they were before half term. 

Friday 26th – 1.30pm

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 22nd February

 

Good morning Year 2,

 

I hope that you have all had a lovely rest over half term with your family and have enjoyed some special times together. I know it was a bit of a strange school holiday as we weren’t really allowed to visit places or see friends and family as usual but I hope that you still managed to have lots of fun and relax a little doing the things that you enjoy.

 

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all online this afternoon. We will have some time before we start our tasks to share any news from the half term holidays so if there is anything that you would like to tell or show to your friends have it ready for later. It would also be useful if you could bring with you a copy of the table like the one I have created above for the months of the year as you are going to need it for a Maths task we will be doing. 

 

Maths

We spent a lot of time last half term working on our multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please keep trying to use Time Table Rockstars as much as you can as it’s so important that you know these number facts.

 

This morning I would like you to record the number families for all of the x2 table, going up to x12. Here is an example of a number family:

6 x 2 = 12       2 x 6  = 12      12 ÷ 6 = 2     12 ÷ 2 = 6

Remember - For multiplication calculations we can change the order of the numbers being multiplied around and the answer will be the same. For division calculations, we always have to start with the biggest number. 

 

Your Maths video and sheet are below, this week we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes. I have also included a Maths Challenge today, have a go at it and see if you can solve the shape riddles.

Recognise 2D & 3D shapes

 

English

Today we are going to start a new text which is one of my absolute favourites! We are going to look at the story of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen, which is a story that I always enjoy reading. Click the link to hear me share the story with you, I hope that you enjoy it!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oK4Uxo_Nm0

 

I hope that you enjoyed the story of The Queen’s Knickers. For your task today, we are going to imagine that The Queen is looking for a new knicker keeper to replace Dilys and that you are going to apply for the job. I have done an example for you below and I would like you to try and write something similar.  Try to follow the same format that I have used below;

  • Start with an underlined title.
  • Have an opening sentence which includes your name and the job you are applying for.
  • Write several sentences which set out why you want to apply for the job and the qualities that you have which you feel would make you good at the job.
  • End with a closing sentence saying how much you really want the job.

 

Here is a word bank of adjectives that might help you today. Try to create your own before you start your work thinking about the qualities and skills that the person applying for the job would need.

 

honest                            kind                              caring                     considerate                    helpful

                 loving                       respectful                    trustworthy                     hardworking

 

Below is an example that I have created for you.

Application for looking after the Queen's special, unique knickers

 

My name is Katie and I would like to apply for the rewarding job of taking care of your very precious pants.

 

I am a very careful, hardworking and honest individual and I promise that I will look after your lovely underwear as if it was my own. I will wash them daily using my own, fair hands and the most gentle washing powder that I can find to ensure that your panties will not get damaged in any way. Everyday I will make sure that your many pairs of exquisite knickers are folded neatly and tidily into your drawer and I will even get special padlock to ensure that nobody can ever get close to your knick knacks. I will iron each individual pair of your knickers to make sure that they are never creased or crinkled and spray them with the scent of your beautiful, floral perfume to allow them to always be smelling fresh and clean. I will only ever sleep soundly at night knowing that your knickers are clean, fresh and ready for your next day.

 

In closing, I really feel that I should be given the prestigious job of being your knicker keeper as I am a very trustworthy person who will never let you down. I will treat your knickers as if they were my very own!

 

Topic

Our new topic for this half term is local history. We have spent time this year focusing on the geography of our local area by looking at maps and planning routes and we are now going to dig into the history of Walkden and find out what it used to be like to live in Walkden in the past.

There is a document below with lots of pictures of ‘old Walkden’ that I would like you to take a look at. It be might useful to talk through the pictures with an adult at home, especially if any of your adults at home grew up in Walkden as they might recognise some of the pictures! Whilst looking at the photographs, I’d like you to keep in your mind the headings transport, shopping and work. Think about how things have changed from the Walkden that you know now and what you can identify in the pictures.

 

Once you have looked through all of the pictures I would like you to split your page into three boxes like mine below and write into the boxes what, for example ‘Transport’ was like in Walkden in the past.  You might choose to write in notes from things that you have identified from the pictures but if possible, put your responses into full sentences.

 

At this point in Year 2 it is important to ensure that the quality of writing in other subjects is as high as it is in our English lessons. I have done one as an example for you and highlighted the conjunctions that I have used to extend my sentences and add detail, see if you can do the same.

 

 

Transport

Had you lived in Walkden in the past you would most likely have used a train to travel however bikes were also a popular form of transport too. If you were very lucky you might have had a car in your family or even had use of a horse. Some fortunate people may have had a horse and carriage but that would have been very rare.

Shopping

 

 

 

 

Work

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day Year 2, keep working hard and keep making me proud!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Live Sessions – Week Beginning 8th February -

Monday 8th February, 1.30 – Try to have watched today’s English video and completed the task before the session if you can. Have your whiteboard and pen or a pencil and paper with you.

Wednesday 10th February – Guided Reading sessions throughout the afternoon

Friday 12th February – 1.30pm

Home Learning Tasks-Friday 12th February

 

Good Morning Year 2,

 

Today will be your last day of home learning before you finish for half term. You have all worked incredibly hard at home and I hope you are all looking forward to a well-deserved break.

 

As today is Chinese New Year, I have suggested some activities related to this which may be fun for you to try at home.

Ready, Steady, Cook- Why not have a go at creating an authentic Chinese dish (with adult supervision of course). I have attached the recipe below for crispy spring rolls below. I will be trying these myself-they look delicious!

Paper Craft- you will need a lot of patience and concentration for this one. Try following the instructions attached below to create your very own fortune dragon.

Well done to everybody who joined me online last Friday, I really enjoyed listening to you discuss your choice of clothing and describe how you felt it expressed your personality. I understand that it can be incredibly scary speaking publicly, but you were all very brave and I am very proud of you J  

 

I am looking forward to seeing you all online again today at 1:30.

 

Please DO NOT sign into the meeting before 1:25.

 

I hope you all have a relaxing half term. Enjoy your break with your families.

 

Mrs Smethurst xx

 

Spelling

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent me their spelling scores on purple mash.

Please let me know again how you get on with your spelling test this week.

 

Spelling test: all, ball, call, walk, talk, always, fall, small, also, bald

 

New Spellings: other, mother, brother, nothing, cover, money, some, dozen, wonder, done

 

I have also attached another spelling task for you to complete to help with learning your new spellings.

 

Your new spellings will be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

 

R.E

Last week in RE we looked at Seder-a special service on the evening before Passover celebrations begin.

 

This week, we are taking a break from looking at Jewish festivals as today is Chinese New Year. Let’s take a look at the PowerPoint below to introduce us to this magical celebration.

 

You may also like to watch the following clips to see how Abbie and her brother prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ssHXZ9_qU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cRMRp9-Z08

 

Once you have completed these activities, you can to complete the worksheet attached below.

 

Grammar and Punctuation

Last week we looked at different types of sentences. This week we are going to look at using the correct tense.

Following the link below to learn all you need to know about tenses, then complete the interactive activities below the video.

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item908917/grade1/module910310/collection910380/section911561/index.html

 

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Password: abc123

Mental Maths

I am sure your times tables knowledge is coming along leaps and bounds at home but it is very important that we keep up with our practise. Please continue to practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables at home. I have set more times tables games for you 2do on Purple Mash J  

Follow the link below to play your ‘daily 10’. This game is fantastic for developing your mental maths skills, which will come in very useful throughout your lives. From the drop down menu please select Level 2, Subtraction, 2 digit Numbers (see picture below).

The question interval is how long you get to answer each question. Start with a higher time until you build your confidence, you can lower it as you become quicker.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Thursday 11th February – Daily Learning Tasks

Hi Year 2,

Thank you so much for working so hard with Mrs Smethurst in your Guided Reading sessions yesterday. I'm so sorry that I was unable to join you but the feedback I got from Mrs Smethurst made me incredibly proud of you all. So thank you so much and a huge well done! 

 

Maths

Have a go at the Statistics warm up to start off with this morning. The file can be found with the documents at the bottom of this page.

 

I have prepared some problem questions for you today based on your work on statistics and handling data over the past few weeks. There are two sets of questions, Level 1 and Level 2 and as usual Level 2 is a little more challenging but you can pick whichever set of questions you would prefer to do. You can just read them off the screen if you like and record the answers into your book or print the sheets out if you are able to. Take care with the use of the phrases more/most  few/fewer/fewest   difference between which are used in some of these questions. Good Luck!

 

There is also a challenge activity below if you would like to give it a try after your Maths task for today. You could just talk it through with somebody at home if you like, you don’t need to write anything down.

 

English

So today in our English work we are going to prepare questions that we would ask the author Anthony Browne if we were lucky enough to meet him. Have a think about what you already know about him and the books that he writes and try to think of questions that would allow you to find out more information about his life as an author. You might want to use some of the key questioning words below to help you (there are many others too, but these might help you out) and remember to end your questions with a question mark too.

 

How?           When?        What?       Where?         Why?          Who?         Which?

 

Below I have written some questions that I would ask Anthony Browne if I was to meet him, they might help you with some ideas. Please send me some of your questions over on Purple Mash as I am going to send a selection of them to Anthony Browne and hope that he replies to us! Fingers crossed he does!

What was your favourite book as a child?

If you weren’t an author, what other job would you like to have?

Which of your books is your favourite?

How old were you when you wrote your first book?

Do you prefer illustrating or writing books?

Who is your favourite character from one of your books?

Is the character Willy based on somebody you know?

Why in the book The Tunnel do you not name Rose and Jack until the end?

Was the forest in The Tunnel in Rose’s imagination?

Are gorillas and monkeys your favourite animals?

 

Computing

 

In this next lesson, we're back up in the air to use our key press events to design an exciting air show! We'll learn how to turn the planes using the arrow keys so they can loop across the sky in formation.

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/up-in-the-air/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf34/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf3b/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf56/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

I would recommend completing these lessons using a laptop or computer, if you have one available to you. Some children who have been trying to complete these activities on a tablet or phone have found that they are unable to access some of the features throughout.

 

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

 

Art

In our last art lesson we attempted to make our very own Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece of work. However, the weather was terrible that week and a lot of you had difficulty getting outside to collect leaves. Well done to everyone for their efforts, hopefully we can revisit this activity in the summer when the sun is shining and leaves are available in abundance J 

 

This week, I would like you to have a read of through the PowerPoint attached. This shows you a variety of Andy Goldsworthy’s artwork and discusses the unusual materials he used to create them.

Once you have read this, I would like you to use some natural materials to create artwork of your own J I have attached a variety of challenge cards below, take a look and see if you can complete any of them. If you choose to attempt one outdoors, wrap up warm and don’t forget to take a picture of your masterpiece before it gets blown away!

 

Have a great day everyone,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 10th February

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families. I’m very much looking forward to seeing you all online this afternoon for our group Guided Reading sessions. The time of your session is in your pack. Just a few things to note:

  • Please only log in at your session time as I will be online working with another group before your time slot.
  • Please have with your Guided Reading book that we were using last week.
  • Please be in a quiet space where you will be comfortable reading and listening.
  • Please make sure you video and microphone are on. As there are only a few of us, we can be unmuted throughout the session.

 

There was a bit of an echo/feedback with one of our groups when we were unmuted last week, we’ll try to unmute again but may have to stay muted if it happens again. Try if you can to make sure there is no background noise as this can cause the echoing and feedback.

 *Update: Mrs Smethurst will be joining you online this afternoon for your Guided Reading session, she can't wait to see you all *

 

I’m really looking forward to these sessions Year 2, I can’t wait to see you all!

 

Maths

This morning we are going to have a go at solving some problems with pictograms and for these tasks today you will need you 2,5 and 10 times tables knowledge to help you. These times tables come into most parts of our maths work in Year 2 and it really is so important that we know them confidently.

Play Hit The Button today before you have a go at your Maths task.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

There are 3 activities to choose from this morning which are all based on pictograms. Level 1 is easier whereas 3 is more challenging. Images of all the sheets are below, pick which one you would like to do then find it with the documents at the bottom of this post.

 

There is also a Maths challenge here if you fancy giving it a try?!

 

 

English

We are now coming to the end of our unit of work on Anthony Browne. Over the past few weeks you have completed some very impressive work based on his books, I really hope that you have enjoyed using his books for our English work. I have some more of his stories that I will share with you when we are back in school together. Today I would like you to complete a comprehension task all about Anthony Browne.

 

There are 3 comprehension tasks to choose from below and just like with the maths level 1 is easier and 3 is more tricky (and it really is quite a tricky one!) For comprehensions 2 and 3 there is a separate information and question sheet and for level 1 both the text and questions are on the same page. You will find all of the documents that you need at the bottom of the page.

 

Remember how to tackle comprehension tasks:

  • Carefully read through the text.
  • Take each question in turn and look carefully at what it is asking you. Is it a who question? (you might need a person’s name) Is it a where question? (you might need to find a place) is it a when question? (you might need to find a time or a date)
  • When you have found your answer in the text, underline or highlight it so that you don’t lose it!
  • Copy any spellings from the text correctly onto your answer sheet. This is really important, spellings that we are copying must be spelt correctly.
  • Try to write your answer in a full sentence if you can. I know this is a challenge and something that you will start to do more of in Year 3 so it is something to work towards. Just writing the keywords or a phrase is fine for now though is that’s what you are happy with doing.

 

 

As mentioned yesterday, we are going to make a change to our timetable slightly and have our PE session this afternoon. I have also included a Music session further down the page if you have time for that this afternoon as well. I felt that PE and Music would work better alongside your afternoon Guided Reading sessions rather than trying to squeeze your Science work in too.  

 

P.E.

During this half term in PE you have been planning your own gymnastics routine. Today is the day of your final performance! You should have your gymnastics routine already planned out on a piece of paper at home as we have been working on this for several weeks now, so take a look at it and have a practise. You might want to spend a little bit of time refining it or making some changes before your final performance. Try to hold each of your moves for a count of 3 before you move on to the next one if you can!

 

Once you feel you are ready, it would be great if somebody in your house could record you completing your routine and send it over to me on Purple Mash. Usually at this point in the school year we take part in an inter school gymnastics competition but this can’t happen as normal this year. However, we are hoping to send in some video entries to a virtual gymnastics competition that Salford are holding and I would love to send some entries from Year 2.  Good luck! I can’t wait to see your routines.

 

Music

In this week's music lesson we are going to move onto looking at rhythm,  vocal and body sounds.

Rhythm is a pattern of sounds of different lengths across time.

Vocal and body sounds are sounds that are created using our bodies and voices.

Follow the link below to this week’s lesson with Cara and Martin.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zk86qfr/articles/zqtm8hv

Once you have watched the clip scroll down the page and work through the tasks below it. Here you are introduced to syllables. Have a go at the clap it out game with a family member and enjoy exploring different rhythms and speeds J

 

Have a great day Year 2, I’m really looking forward to seeing you online this afternoon!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning – Tuesday 9th February

Hi Year 2,

 

It was wonderful to see you all online again yesterday and I was very impressed with your work on multiplication too, well done! You all had some great ideas  as to how you are going to change the beginning of the story ‘Gorilla’ and it was so lovely that you were able to share them with me. Keep that plan safe as you will need it for your English work today.

 

Maths

Today is your last Maths statistics video for this unit, after today we are going to be solving problems based on this topic.  Before you watch today’s video and complete your worksheet please play the game on Espresso by following the link below. There are other games on there that you might want to have a go at too but please play these first.

 

Student login- 22316

Password-abc123

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item883307/grade1/index.html

Block Diagrams

English

Yesterday I asked you to plan your own opening for a different version of Gorilla by using pictures and as I explained to you on our live session, today you are going to write your own opening. Here is a reminder of the changes that I made to the original story.

 

Before you write your own opening today, have a read of the one that I have done below and look through the checklist of things that I would like you to include in your writing.

  • Include different types of sentences, use long ones to write in detail and short ones for impact.
  • Try to include brackets to add additional information.
  • Use adjectives to describe and give detail.
  • Use the suffix –ly.

Hannah carefully opened her curtains only to see it was yet another miserable, dull day outside. She slowly trudged downstairs (as she always does) to see her Dad sat behind his newspaper quietly eating his breakfast (as he always does) Some things never change, she thought letting out a heavy sigh however, today,  this is exactly what she wanted.

 

Before stepping into the kitchen, Hannah quickly glanced back up the stairs to give the thumbs up to her loyal pal Guy, who was sat waiting patiently on the banister at the top of the stairs. Guy flashed Hannah his huge, cheeky gorilla grin and on seeing her thumbs up he instantly slid down the banister towards her. Hannah stepped into the kitchen to grab a couple of bananas and just to make sure her Dad knew that she was up and about. He didn't speak to her. He never did. But today this was exactly what she wanted.

 

Back in the hallway Hannah silently slipped on her coat and wellies before handing Guy her Dad's trusty rain mack and hat. She quickly flashed him a mischievous smile and on the nod of Guy's head they both slipped silently through the door. They had escaped. This was exactly what she wanted.

 

Usually on Tuesday afternoons we have PE, however during this period of online learning our PE will now be on Wednesday afternoon alongside your live Guided Reading sessions. So this afternoon we will be doing Science!

 

Science

Why do polar bears live in the Arctic? Why do they not live in the jungle instead?

To answer this question we need to look at the animal and what it needs to survive.

Polar bears like to hunt and kill animals, such as seals or large fish, using their sharp teeth and claws. They have a thick, white fur coat to keep them warm and camouflage in snow. They are fantastic swimmers because they have large, paddle-like paws.

 

Therefore, they are more suited to the Arctic, as this environment provides best for their basic needs.

 

This week we are going to develop our understanding on why animals live in different habitats.

Watch the video below and have a look at different animals and how they are suited to their habitats.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zyx76sg

 

I would then like you to read through the information in the ‘Animal Facts’ file below and have a read about how the different animals and how they are suited to their environment. You might want to read it through with an adult or discuss it with someone at home prior to your task.

Once you have read this, I would like you to create a mind map about an animal and how it is suited to its habitat. See example below.

 

You will need to include information on food, water, warmth and movement. Use the internet to help you research if possible.

 

Today is Safer Internet Day, Year 2 and here is a link to a live session that the BBC showed earlier this morning. I know that our computing session isn't until Thursday but I thought that it would be a good idea to share this link with you especially as we are all using computers and working online a lot more than usual at the moment so it's more important than ever to know how to stay safe and secure online. 

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

 

Have a great day superstars!!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning  - Monday 8th February

 

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend. This is our last week of home learning before our half term break. You have all worked exceptionally hard over the last few weeks and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you for your efforts. I know that doing your school work from home isn’t easy but you have all done a wonderful job of getting focused and working hard every day. Hopefully it won’t be too long now until we are all back in the classroom together, I really can’t wait!!

 

Maths

We are going to continue with our Maths work on statistics and handling data this week. Today we are going to focus on finding information from graphs and tomorrow we will be focusing on block graphs before moving on to some problem solving later in the week.

 

Before you watch your video and complete your worksheet for today, I would like you to log into Time Table Rockstars. I can see that some of you have been playing on this lots, try and pop on every day for 10 minutes, it will really make a difference to your knowledge and confidence. Today you will notice that I have now set you your 2,5 and 10 times tables, have a play and see how you get on!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Interpret pictograms

English

Last week we looked at Anthony Browne’s story, Gorilla. Today we are going to use the story of Gorilla as a basis for creating our own story opening. Have a watch of the video below and listen to me explaining your task for today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UXtP-i17h8

 

Here is a copy of the pictures that I changed from the original story and my own plan is below.

 

Your worksheet for today is below and looks like this, you could always draw it into your book if you prefer. Remember to put your ‘what happens next’ in the thought bubble at the bottom.

 

 

Topic

In our last topic lesson we had a look at google maps and identified our journey from our home to school. I hope you managed to use the site successfully, I would recommend having another look at it today in preparation for this week’s lesson. Here is the link to the guide to help if you need a recap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUaQpoF8xE

 

Today, I would like you to write a set of instructions for your journey from school to our local park-Parr Fold Park. You can use Google Maps to help you plan and write directions for your journey. I have written an example set of directions below to help you, pay attention to the words in bold as you may like to use these words in your directions too.

 

Directions from James Brindley to McDonalds

First, leave school via the main entrance and turn left onto Parr Fold Avenue. Walk forwards for about 1 minute. When the road forks turn left onto Stafford Road. Continue walking until you reach the end of Stafford road. Next, turn right onto Newearth Road. Continue forwards on Newearth road until you reach a small roundabout. Then, turn left and walk up Hilton Lane for about 1 minute. Next, you need to turn right onto Parsonage Road. Continue along here onto Tynesbank. When you reach Manchester Road East at the end of the road, you will need to turn right. Walk forwards for 1 minute. You have arrived at your destination J

Challenge

Can you find a different route from school to the park? Write a set of instructions for it. How many different ways can you find for your journey to the park?

 

Have a super day Year 2, 

Mrs Sharrock xx

Live Sessions – Week Beginning 1st February

Monday 1st February, 1.30pm – Try to have completed today’s English task before the session

Wednesday 3rd February – Group Guided Reading sessions (your session time is in your pack)

Friday 5th February – ‘Dress to Express’ linked into Children’s Mental Health Week – You are invited to come to this session wearing clothes and colours that you feel express you and how you are feeling. You might choose your favourite outfit, clothes in your favourite colour or come in fancy dress, whatever makes you happy! J Mrs Smethurst is looking forward to seeing you all in your finery!

 

Parents: The children all now seem to be muting and un muting confidently,  therefore once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to access the session independently.  

Home Learning Tasks-Friday 5th February

 

Hello again Year 2,

I hope you have enjoyed all of your activities and learning at home again this week. I have seen lots of fantastic pieces of work on Purple Mash and I am enjoying seeing how well you are all getting on. I know some of you may struggle with uploading and emailing me pictures of your work, please do not worry. I am sure you are all trying your best at home and that is good enough for me!

 

As this week is children’s mental health week, I have suggested some activities to support and encourage positive mental health at home.

Meditation- There are a variety of health benefits to meditating regularly. These include; reduced stress, control anxiety, promote emotional health, enhance self-awareness, lengthen attention span and generate kindness. Follow the link below to a guided meditation session for children. You will need a quiet space where you can relax and get comfy J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

Reading Challenge- this is an opportunity for you to enjoy your favourite book but in a slightly different environment than you are used to. I would like you to take your book and find yourself an unusual place to sit and read it. You might want to sit in the bath, under your bed, in a cupboard, in your shed, the shower... You can sit anywhere you want as long as you are safe! Get a family member to take a picture of you reading in your unusual hideout. You can send me these on Purple Mash. Have fun exploring different reading nooks.

Drawing- this is a fantastic way to express what you are thinking and feeling. Follow the link below to Art for Kids hub. Here you will find a variety of drawing tutorials which you can follow to help improve your drawing skills.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

 

I really enjoyed sharing the story of Passover with you online last week. It was lovely to see all your faces. This week is Children’s Mental Health Week so today we are going to ‘Dress to Express’. I will see you online at 1:30 in your favourite clothing. I can’t wait to hear about your outfit and why you feel it expresses who you are!

 

Please DO NOT sign into the meeting before 1:25.

 

I hope you all have a happy and relaxing weekend.

 

Mrs Smethurst xx

 

Spelling

 

Well done to those of you who achieved your spelling challenges this week. I have your certificates and rewards waiting for you in school for when you return.  

 

Spelling Test: Patted, hummed, dropped, clapped, clipped, wrapped, napped, ripped, drummed, dragged

 

New Spellings: all, ball, call, walk, talk, always, fall, small, also, bald

 

I have also attached another spelling task below for you to complete to help with learning your new spellings.

 

Your new spellings will be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

 

R.E

Last week in RE we started reading the story of Passover.

 

Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals celebrated every year in spring.

 

I asked you to read the first part of the Passover story and then predict what you thought would happen next. Click the link below to watch the full story and find out how Moses reacted to the Pharaoh following him.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdSQT7DS1lI

 

This week we are going to look at Seder- a special service on the evening before Passover celebrations begin.

 

Firstly, you will need to read through the Seder PowerPoint below.

 

Once you have read this you will have a better understanding of Seder and the Seder Plate. Now you can complete the worksheet attached using your knowledge of the Seder plate and the items included on it. 

 

Grammar and Punctuation

Last week we looked at using apostrophes to show possession. This week we are looking at different types of sentences. Follow the link below to Espresso where you can watch a video and complete the interactive activities.

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item913448/grade1/module910307/collection910376/section913445/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=exclamation%20sentences

 

Username: student 22316

Password: abc123

 

When you have finished this I would like you to complete the worksheets attached below.

 

Mental Maths

Please continue to practise your 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables at home. I have set more times tables games for you 2do on Purple Mash J  

Please follow the link below to play your ‘daily 10’. Choose level 2, addition, number bonds to 100 (see picture below). Use your knowledge on number bonds to 10 to help you with this one e.g.

 

     2+8=10                                    4+6=10                                    9+1=10

  20+80=100                              40+60=100                               90+10=100

 

 The question interval is how long you get to answer each question. Start with a higher time until you build your confidence, you can lower it as you become quicker.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Thursday 4th February – Daily Learning Tasks

Hi Year 2,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work during our Guided Reading sessions yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions with you all and it was wonderful to hear you read and discuss the books so confidently online, just like you’re used to doing with me in school. Same time next week Year 2 – I’m looking forward to it already!

Maths

Your work on statistics and data handling has been great so far this week, I can tell that you are really enjoying it and working very hard. We’re going to log in to Espresso this morning to play a game before we start.

Follow the link and use the below details to login then find then play the pictogram games, I have posted an image of what they look like for you.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item883307/grade1/index.html

Login-student22316

Password-abc123

Draw Pictograms (2, 5 & 10)

English

This week we have been focusing on the story ‘Gorilla’ and today we are going to spend a little more time thinking of the thoughts and feelings of characters at different points within the story. The images that you can see below form part of your worksheet for today. Usually with this story and especially as we are ‘Expressing Ourselves’ for Mental Health Week this week, this is a great opportunity to do some drama, role play or hot seating. So if at all possible today either with a sibling or adult I would like you to try and take on the role of the characters in each of the picture. For example in the first picture Mrs Gibson might be the doll and I could be the gorilla, what might we say to each other? Or you might want to take on the role of the cat and do some hotseating, this is where somebody asks you questions and you have to answer in role as the character.

 

If you can’t do this task as a role play activity then just have a think about each of the pictures in turn and put yourself in the shoes of these characters. Once you have either completed your role play task or thought carefully about the pictures below please complete the worksheet at the bottom of the page. Remember that when writing in a speech bubbles or thought bubbles you are in role as that character not retelling the story.

 

         

 

Afternoon Tasks –

There are a few tasks for you to choose from this afternoon, you can just do one or you can do them all if you like.

The first activity is to express yourself through an emoji! Now I know how much you all love an emoji but if you had to create one to express you, what would it be? Would it be a face an item or an object? Below are some familiar ones that you might recognise, I can’t wait to see what yours would be!

 

 

The next activity is a singing and dancing one so it’s time to get moving! Below is the link to a 15 minute song and movement video created by the company Singup, have a go of it and express yourselves through dance and song!

https://youtu.be/LZu8WXB6i1M

 

In addition or as an alternative you might want to get creative with dance and music this afternoon by picking your favourite song and making up your own dance routine to it. This is a great way to get moving and to enjoy yourself, I can’t help but smile when I’m singing and dancing to me favourite song. Feel free to send me a video of this or let me know which song you choose.  Dance like nobody is watching, just enjoy yourself and have a boogie!

The last task that you might like to do today is about all expressing yourself as an individual. So take your name, it could just be your first name or you middle name (if you have one) or your last name too and write it in either across the top or down the side of your page. You might want to write it in bubble writing or colourful capitals to make it stand out. Then for each letter of your name, you need to come up with an adjective that describes you, your personality and the things you like doing. I asked my daughter to do hers and this is what she came up with;

                                                                                                                               Funny

                                                                                                                               Really good reader

                                                                                                                               Eats a lot

                                                                                                                               Young

                                                                                                                               Always kind

Have a go and see what you come up with. You could have a go at writing one for a friend or family member too and write down for their name things that you know about them.

And here is a story time treat for you Year 2 at the end of another hard working day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa3a-TXDqZs

 

I miss you all very much, keep being awesome!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Wednesday 3rd February – Daily Learning Tasks

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families. I’m very much looking forward to seeing you all online this afternoon for our group Guided Reading sessions. The time of your session is in your pack, if you have any questions please send me a message on Purple Mash. Just a few things to note:

  • Please only log in at your session time as I will be online working with another group before your time slot.
  • Please have with you your Guided Reading pack.
  • Please be in a quiet space where you will be comfortable reading and listening.
  • Please make sure you video and microphone are on. As there are only a few of us, we can be unmuted throughout the session.

I’m really looking forward to these sessions Year 2, I can’t wait to see you all!

 

Maths

This week in Maths we have been looking at statistic and handling data, I hope that you have been enjoying this unit as a bit of a change from multiplication and division. Keep learning those times tables though!

 

Have a go at playing the tally chart game below before you watch the video and complete your worksheet for today.

https://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/tally_chart/

Interpret pictograms

English

Yesterday I read the whole of ‘Gorilla’ to you by Anthony Browne, if you would like to hear the story again follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOqqTOgDoJE&t=2s

 

Today we are going to focus on the character of Hannah. In your work earlier in the week you have focused on her thoughts and feelings when at the breakfast table with Dad and also when she was sat alone in the dark watching TV, this work will help you with today’s task.

Below is the picture of Hannah when she is sat alone in her bed the night before her birthday, hoping for a gorilla! Think about what Hannah is feeling at this point in the story and why? What do we already know about Hannah and her relationship with her Dad? Look closely at her face, what is she thinking?

Make a list of adjectives which describe Hannah’s thoughts and feelings as I have done below.

There is a worksheet in the documents at the bottom of the page that looks like the image below. Your task for today is to imagine that you are Hannah in her bed and write her thoughts into a thought bubble. I have done an example for you below to help you.

Try to:

  • Include a range of adjectives to describe Hannah’s emotions.
  • Link what you are writing to events that have happened in the story.
  • Use a range of sentence styles, short and simple for impact or longer ones to give detail.
  • Stay in role as Hannah.

 

Here am I sat alone in my bed after yet another long, lonely day of doing absolutely nothing. I tried to talk to Daddy over the table at breakfast but he either didn't hear me or he decided to ignore me. Either way, it really upset me and I knew from that point onwards that today wasn't going to be a great day. There must've been something really interesting in the newspaper he was reading at the table as he was engrossed in it for ages, eating and drinking as he silently read. Even though I was sat there in the room with him, I still felt incredibly isolated and alone. It's like I'm invisible. In fact this morning he really must've had a lot on his mind as he even forgot to kiss me on the head before he left for work. Usually I always get a kiss or at the very least a pat on the head as he is leaving but today I got nothing. How strange!

When Daddy came home this evening I'd already been sat watching the TV quietly in the lounge for some time, for so long that it had actually gone dark and I hadn't even noticed. I saw him pop his head round the door to see what I was doing, not that he should have been surprised, I was doing what I always do. Sitting. Alone. In silence. Doing nothing. He raised his hand to say hello then he disappeared back through the dark doorway. He hadn't even turned on the light for me but it didn't matter I was happier in the dark. The gloominess of the room resembled my glum mood.

And now here I am alone in my bed again. At least the covers are warm and snuggly, they make me feel safe and loved. I really don't understand why Daddy is always too busy to spend time with me or even to speak to me. I truly feel like to loneliest and most isolated person in the world. What do I need to do to get him to notice me?

 

Afternoon Tasks -

This afternoon we are continuing with our ‘Express Yourself’ theme, I would like you to watch this short video first about thinking positively and being thankful.

https://strideactive.org/health/childrens-mental-health-week/

 

So today we are focusing on the positives! And this afternoon we are going to create something that we can turn to every time we are feeling a little low or glum and it will help to cheer us up and put us in a brighter mood. You might recall that last week I mentioned to you about needing a jar or small box, today you will need it as we are going to create a Jar of Happiness!

 

Think about the things you love to do, what makes you happy and what makes you smile. You are going to fill your jar with things that you enjoy doing and ideas of things you could do to cheer you up then when you are feeling low or glum, the idea is that you take a piece of paper from the jar and complete the activity or task on it. What is written on the piece of paper will be something that you enjoy doing so it is bound to make you smile and cheer you up!

 

Here is what I did:

I folded a piece of paper into 8 and then wrote in colourful pens on each piece something that I enjoy doing that always makes me smile and lifts my mood, you might want to do more than 8, it’s up to you. I also decorated my pieces of paper with colourful polka dots too to make me smile! I then made a label to go on the front of my jar saying ‘Jar of Happiness’ , you might want to decorate your jar or box with colours, ribbons, buttons……anything you like, it’s totally up to you!

  

 

I really enjoyed completing this activity Year2. I made these at home with my daughters and we now use our jars to cheer the whole house up when we are feeling a little bit low, they really do help to lift your spirits and help you to think more positively. Once the jar is empty, you could fill it with new ideas of pop the used ones back in there. Let me know how you get on with this task Year 2 and I would really love to see your ideas on Purple Mash so please share them with me if you can.

Have a great day superstars!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Tuesday 2nd February – Daily Learning Tasks

Good Morning Year 2,

 

I loved our online session yesterday, thank you so much to all of you for taking part, you’re all doing such a wonderful job of muting and unmuting at the right time and your behaviour is always superb on screen. Keep it up everyone!

Thank you so much to those of you who shared with me the jigsaws that you created yesterday afternoon too. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the task and it was so lovely to see so many pieces of artwork.

 

Maths

For our Maths work today we are continuing with statistics. I hope you enjoyed your session on tallying yesterday, today you are going to be looking at pictograms which you did in Maths warm up yesterday. To start off today I would like you to have a go at the statistics activities on Karate Cats. Start off on the bronze level and see how you get on. This games saves your previous scores so it you come back and play it again you will carry on from where you left off.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

Your video and worksheet for your Maths lesson today are below.

Draw Pictograms

English

Yesterday I teased you by only sharing the first page of our new Anthony Browne story, Gorilla. Click the link below to hear me read the rest of the story to you. You will notice I’ve tried a new way to share a story with you Year 2, you will see me reading to you from the bottom of the page J

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

 

I hope that you enjoyed the rest of the story Year 2! Today we are going to focus on the picture below, which shows Hannah at the beginning of the story sat alone in the corner of the room watching the TV in the dark.

Look closely at the picture above, how does it make you feel? How do you think Hannah is feeling? You might want to discuss your responses to these questions with somebody in your house.

Then have a think about what questions you might want to ask Hannah based on what you can see. I have put some examples for you below then I would like you to record your own using the key questioning words to help you:

Who?         How?      What?     Where?     When?       Why?

Who knows you are sitting alone in the dark?

How long have you been sitting in the dark for?

Why is the room dark?

What are you watching on the TV?

Where is your Dad?

Try and write a question for each of the questioning words if you can (you can write more if you like!) and don’t forget to use a question mark.

 

Afternoon Session – 

As part of ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ I have prepared another task for you below. Usually on a Tuesday afternoon we do PE so you might also want to practise the gymnastics routine that you have been working on over the past few weeks (next week I will be asking you to record them and send them over to me) or maybe relax by doing some Cosmic Yoga, the link is below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMY2pMsLiJw

 

There is a story that I would like to share with you this afternoon, please follow the link below to hear it and listen to your task for this afternoon.

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

Here is a copy of the image that I showed you in the video. So dream big and aim high Year 2, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

Have a great day Year 2, I’ll look forward to seeing you all online tomorrow for own group guided reading sessions. Your time slots are in the file with your books.

A little reminder  - last week I mentioned to you about needing a small jar or box for one of our afternoon tasks, you will need it tomorrow. If you can’t find one, a small bag or something to ‘put things in’ will do the job too.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 1st February

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families and that you have had a lovely weekend. Today marks the start of a new month, here’s hoping that February is kind to us all J The nights are getting lighter and spring should soon be on its way, so lots to look forward to.

 

This week is ‘Children’s Mental Health Week’ and our afternoon session this week will be following their theme of ‘Express Yourself’.

There is a virtual assembly available on the Children’s Mental Health Week website which explain all about the week as it aims to bring the nation together to give a positive message about the power of creative self-expression. The assembly goes live at 9am this morning and I would urge you all to watch it if you can. Follow the link below to find out more information.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021

 

Maths

This week in Maths we are moving on to a new unit, statistics, so we will be looking at graphs and collecting, recording and reading data (data is another word for information). Can I ask though Year 2 that you continue to practise your multiplication and division facts as you have been over the past few weeks, I’ve seen huge progress in you all during the live sessions, so please do keep it up!

Play the pictogram game below before you watch your Maths video and complete your worksheet for today. Remember, a pictogram uses pictures to show information.

https://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/pictograph/games/

 

Make Tally Charts

English

Today we are going to start to look at a new Anthony Browne story, watch the video below to hear me share some of the story with you and explain your task for today.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgaMQbtyOP4&t=2s

 

Below is a copy of the activity that I shared with you on the video. You might want to discuss your thoughts and ideas with somebody at home before you write them down. When completing this task try to:

  • Think carefully about the thoughts and feelings of the characters.
  • When completing the speech bubbles write in role as the character.
  • Use adjectives to help you to describe.
  • Write in full sentences.

 

Please try and bring this completed task with you to our live session at 1.30pm today.

 

Afternoon Session –

I would like you to take a look at the powerpoint presentation ‘Positive Mental Health’ to begin with this afternoon Year 2. It explains the importance of keeping your mind and body healthy so you might like to share it with an adult or a sibling as there are parts of it that you might like to talk about and discuss.

 

                                                  

So, this afternoon we will be expressing ourselves through art and you will need the empty cereal box that I asked you to collect (or a piece of card will do the job too).

 

Take a moment to close your eyes and think about places that make you happy; do you have a special place that you like to visit, is there somewhere that you have lovely memories of, is there a place you love as it has the best play area or sells the tastiest ice creams? Or if you’re struggling to think of a place then think of something that makes you smile maybe it’s certain shapes or colours, a particular animal or character. Create an image in your head that makes you smile.  Then, I would like to draw a picture of your ‘happy place’ or the happy image that you have in your head on to the side of your cereal box.

 The picture that you are about to create isn’t about producing great art, it’s about expressing yourself freely and creating a picture that makes you happy.

 

I completed this task yesterday with a little help from my daughter, her happy place was a campsite we went to in Wales a few years ago. This was her picture.

 

Once your masterpiece is created you are then going to make it into a jigsaw. Use a pencil to carefully draw lines on for the outline of the jigsaw pieces as I have below (you might need an adult to help you with this, we drew round real jigsaw pieces to help us) and then take care cutting out your jigsaw pieces. Once you have done this you will then have created your very own expressive jigsaw!

 

                            

 

Ask somebody in your house to have a go at completing it and tell them why the images or colours that you have chosen make you happy. Keep this jigsaw safe and if you ever want cheering up, complete your 'happy place' jigsaw, it's bound to make you smile smiley We have decided to post this one to my daughter's Grandma and Grandad as she hasn't seen them for a while and we thought it would cheer them up. Maybe you could share your with somebody and make them smile too?

 

I'd love it if you could share these with me on Purple Mash, I'd really enjoy looking at your masterpieces!

Have a great day superstars!

Mrs Sharrock xx

 

Friday 29th January

 

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you have all had a lovely week at home with your families. You are all doing a fantastic job with your home learning and I am sure you are all being little superstars for your parents. Don’t forget how hard they are working too J

It is very important that we continue to support and look after each other. I have suggested this week’s activities for you with this in mind.

 

Help out at home- There are lots of little jobs you can do to help around the house. Ask your parents if you can help them with some cooking or cleaning. Maybe you could tidy your bedroom or hoover up. Whatever you decide to do, I am sure your parents will be VERY grateful.

 

Write a letter to a loved one- this is a fantastic way to keep in touch with family and friends and I am sure it will cheer them up to receive a surprise letter from you in the post. Include in your letter what you have done this week, anything exciting that has happened, how you are feeling or what you are looking forward to. Finish your letter by asking them some questions, hopefully you will get a reply J

 

Family movie night- this one does not need much explaining. Grab your snacks, Grab your family, pick your favourite film…ENJOY!!

 

Thank you to everybody who has emailed me their spelling scores and pictures of their learning. Don’t forget you can email me to let me know how you are getting on or if you need anything. I check Purple mash every day and I will reply to you as so as I can.

 

I really enjoyed my first live session with you all last Friday. It was so lovely to see you and hear all about your week.

 

I will see you all online again today at 1:30. Please DO NOT sign into the meeting before 1:25. Today we will be sharing a story linked to today’s RE work.

I hope you all have another lovely weekend. Enjoy and relax.

 

Mrs Smethurst xx

 

PS-Next week there will be a little change to our afternoon sessions, all will be revealed on Monday but Mrs Sharrock has asked for you to try and have ready an empty cereal box and an empty glass jar, box or container ( it doesn't need to be big) How exciting! 

 

Spelling

 

Well done to everyone who completed their spelling tests last week and a big well done to those of you who achieved your spelling challenges.

 

Spelling Test: patting, humming, dropping, running, hopping, clapping, sitting, flipping, wrapping, slipping

 

New Spellings: Patted, hummed, dropped, clapped, clipped, wrapped, napped, ripped, drummed, dragged

 

I have also attached a spelling task for you to complete.

 

Please try and send me your scores on Purple Mash.

 

Your new spellings will also be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

 

R.E

This week in RE I am going to introduce you to the Jewish holiday Passover.

Read the first part of the Passover story in the PowerPoint below.

What should Moses do next? Do you think he should continue to fight the Pharaoh? Do you think he should give up and return the slaves?

I would like you to answer this question on the worksheet attached below.

 

Grammar and Punctuation

Last week we looked at using apostrophes to show where letters are missing. This week we are looking at the use of apostrophes to show when something belongs to someone. Follow the link below to Espresso where you can watch a video and complete the interactive activities.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item911548/grade1/module910313/collection910395/section911545/index.html

Username: student 22316

Password: abc123

When you have finished this I would like you to complete the two worksheets attached below.

 

Mental Maths

Please continue to practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home. If you are confident with these, you can introduce your 3’s. I have set you some more 2do tasks on Purple Mash J  

 

I would like you to follow the link below to play ‘daily 10’ again this week. Choose a level you are comfortable with, if the questions are too easy make sure you move up a level next time. This week I would like you to select multiplication 2, 5, 10 (see picture below). The question interval is how long you get to answer each question. Start with a higher time until you build your confidence, you can lower it as you become quicker.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Live Sessions - Week Beginning 25th January

Monday 25th – 1.30pm – Please try to have watched today’s English video before the session.

Wednesday 27th – 1.30pm

Friday 29th – 1.30pm

Please have a pencil and paper with you for all of the sessions. I can’t wait to see you all!

 

Home Learning – Thursday 28th January

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families. It’s been lovely to see some of your work this week on Purple Mash, you have written some really impressive adventure stories! I know some of you have been doing lots of the reading tasks that I have set you on Purple Mash too which is great. Have a go at them if you can or if not just try to read books that you already have at home. We will be starting Guided Reading during our online session from next Wednesday which I’m really looking forward to and I hope that you are too! I have sent a letter to your parents with some information on about this J

 

Maths

Over the last few days in Maths we have been solving problems using multiplication and division. I know some of the questions that you have been tackling were quite tricky but I’m really impressed with how hard you have been trying with them. It’s really important that you keep practising and learning your times tables as knowing them will help you so much with your Maths not only in Year 2, but even more so as you move further up the school.

Play the ‘Archery Arithmetic’ game before you start your work by clicking the link below.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

 

Select one player than from the screen that you will see below, you can choose either of the times tables options I have coloured in red. I have selected the 3s in case anybody fancies a challenge. Just choose one in you like or you can pick all four. Then you will need to answer some questions correctly to win a shot at the archery board, good luck!

 

Today’s work is based on odd and even numbers. It’s really important that we are able to know what makes a number odd or even, that we can recognise odd and even numbers and that we are able to sort numbers into groups of odd and even. Your video for today is below then you can find your worksheet at the bottom of the page.

Odd and Even

English

All this week you have been busily planning your adventure stories based on The Tunnel by Anthony Browne, then yesterday you started to plan write the first few sections of your story. Before you carry on with this task today I would like you to read through and edit the work that you have already written. Use a pen just like we would do it class and check for any capital letters and full stops that you might have missed and use the common exception word checklist to help you edit any spelling errors. I have posted the one that you use in class at the bottom of the page.

 

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Once you have edited and refreshed your memory of where you were up to with your story, it is now time to go back to your plan and to continue with your writing. Today is the final day of writing your story, try your best to make it as interesting and exciting as you can, I have been incredibly impressed with what you have produced so far. Below is the checklist that I gave to you yesterday and also the end of my story. Good luck Year 2, I really can’t wait to read your finished stories!

 

If you can, try to:

  • Include range of adjectives to describe objects, characters, thoughts, feelings and emotions.
  • Extend your sentences in different ways by using so, or, but, because
  • Use different punctuation accurately such as . , ? ! …….
  • Start sentences in different ways
  • Include the –ly suffix when using adverbs for example slowly, carefully, quickly
  • Read through and edit your work with a different coloured pen. Ask an adult for help with spelling corrections.

 

She froze. What was she to do? She was petrified to go in the mysterious cave but even more petrified at the thought of being in the graveyard alone! Her heart thumped heavily in her chest and she called out for her brother one last time, hoping he'd hear her but no reply came so she knew she had to do it. Cautiously, she stepped carefully and slowly into the gloomy cave, her heart was beating so fast she thought it was going to burst out of her chest! It was as black as night. As she touched the sides her fingers ran over cold, bumpy rocks and her feet trudged in what felt like thick treacle but she presumed (or hoped!) it was just mud.

 

After what felt like forever, she saw a tiny glimmer of light at the back of the cave so she started to move more quickly towards it. As she got closer she realised there was a huge hole in the floor, luckily she spotted it and managed to stop herself just in time before she fell in. Her eyes searched around, bouncing off the walls as she yelled for her brother again. This time she heard a sound......a splashing sound.....it was coming from below her. Cautiously she peeped over the edge of what felt like a huge cliff and looked into the large cavernous hole below. She noticed it was filled with water and as she looked more closely, there he was, gripping onto the edge of the rocks for dear life. Her brother!

 

Instantly and without thinking she began to reach for him but soon realised it was no good, her arms were too short. As her eyes darted around the cave she found some old, dirty rope attached to metal post. She quickly grabbed it and threw it down to her helpless brother. She felt like a superhero from one of the books she had recently read. As he clung onto the rope she used all her might to haul him up to safety. After what felt like forever he pulled himself over the edge and landed in a slumped heap. Once he had caught his breath he looked up and smiled at his sister then leapt to his feet and gave her a huge hug. 'Hannah' he sobbed 'I love you' Hannah smiled 'I love you too Tom' she replied.

 

Computing

 

In this lesson, we are going to train some animals and send them off on a race. We will use the keyboard as an input and make the animals and the race scene react in different ways when different keys are pressed.

 

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO!

 

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/key-to-the-race/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf2b/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf33/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf56/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

Art

Last week I set you a 2do on purple mash to write about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. Thank you to everybody who has completed this, you have done some FANTASTIC work.

 

This week we are making our very own Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece of artwork (see picture below).

You will need:

 

  • A paper plate (if you do not have one of these, you can cut

 a piece of paper into a circle)

  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Leaves
  • Felt tip/pencil crayon
  •  

Instructions

  1. First, take your paper plate and mark 3 circles in pencil.
  2. Colour the middle circle in your favourite colour.
  3. Share your leaves into three equal piles. Try and sort them by size and colour.
  4. Working from the outer circle first, glue your biggest leaves to the plate. They can overlap each other.
  5. Repeat with the other two piles of leaves: middle first, then centre.
  6. Leave a small gap in the centre of the plate so the base colour shows through.

 

Have a great day Year 2, keep being awesome!

Mrs Sharrock xx

Wednesday 27th January – Daily Learning Tasks

Morning Year 2,

I’m so proud of how hard you are all working at home. I know it isn’t easy having to do your school work at home and it’s tricky for your parents and siblings too, but I want you to know how proud I am of each and every one of you. I understand that on some days it might be challenging for you to get your work done, some days you might do lots and on others not so much, but that’s ok! Just do what you can, when you can and know that you all make me super duper proud.

 

And as a little treat to you all, there is a special story for you at the bottom the page today as a reward for all out your hard work. 

 

I’m really looking forward to meeting with you all this afternoon. As I mentioned in our live session on Monday and on the webpage yesterday, it would be great it could bring with you the front cover that I asked you to design for the adventure story you are writing. I can’t wait to see them all and to hear your exciting titles! I’ll see you at 1.30pm.

 

Maths

Today we are going to be solving multiplication and division problems again in our Maths. Have a look at the ‘Year 2 Maths Warmup – Wednesday 27th’  with the documents at the bottom of the page. Have a go and see how many questions you get right. You can do a drawing to find out your answer, count on your fingers or maybe you just know the answers already! Good luck!

 

For your main session today there is a choice of two activities to do. The first one is called ‘Number Family Problems’ where you will need to answer a multiplication or division question and then record the whole number family.

 The ‘Maths Word Problem’ document will challenge you to know and use your knowledge of the 2,5 and 10 times tables.  Remember to show any working out that you need to do. Both documents are posted below, so take your pick!

 

 

English

Over the next two days I would like you to start writing the adventure story that you have been planning. Have a good read of your plan and look closely at your story map before you start, it might even help to talk through your story ideas so that all of your thoughts are organised in your head before you start.

When you are ready, I would like you to write the first three sections today; the opening, the journey and the event. You can break your writing task up if you like and just do a short section at a time, or if you feel it is too much then leave some until later in the day or tomorrow. Just do what you can Year 2, I know that I’ll be impressed with whatever you produce.

 

Below is an example of my first 3 sections. Remember, in the examples that I write for you I try to include all of the key elements that I would be looking for in a piece of your writing by the end of Year 2. If you can, try to:

 

  • Include range of adjectives to describe objects, characters, thoughts, feelings and emotions.
  • Extend your sentences in different ways by using so, or, but, because
  • Use different punctuation accurately such as . , ? ! …….
  • Start sentences in different ways
  • Include the –ly suffix when using adverbs for example slowly, carefully, quickly
  • Read through and edit your work with a different coloured pen. Ask an adult for help with spelling corrections.

In a quiet , quaint village there once lived a brother and sister who really did not get on at all. She was the youngest and actually quite small for her age. She absolutely loved reading and would happily sit for hours lovingly reading book after book. Her brother was older and very different to her. He hated being indoors and spent as much time as he could being outdoors with his friends playing football, rugby, cricket or any other sport that needed a ball! They both rarely spoke to each other and spent as much time as they could avoiding each other.

 

One morning their Grandma needed to get them both out of the house as she had so many jobs to do and they were just getting under her feet. "Get out of here and don't come back until teatime!" she hollered as they both unhappily stumbled out of the house. He led the way kicking his football while she slowly walked behind barely lifting her nose out of her current favourite book.

 

After a short time they came to eerie graveyard which sat at the end of the road where their school was. Both of them thought it was very odd as they had never noticed the graveyard before but they crept in through the tall iron gates and trudged through the boggy grass towards the church. She tried to find herself a comfy spot to carry on reading but the concrete was cold and hard. He was very keen to find out more about this newly discovered place and curiously headed off to explore. She decided to follow him as she didn't feel safe enough to be alone.

 

Moments later they came to a large, gloomy cave that sat beside the oldest looking headstone in the grave yard and without hesitation or warning he crawled straight in leaving her stood alone. Cold, scared and alone. She yelled after him that anything could be in there and they had to get home soon before it got dark but all she heard in return was the echo of her own voice.

 

Science

This week we will be looking at habitats, microhabitats and the animals that live within them.

 

What is a habitat?

Habitats are places where humans, animals and plants live e.g. jungle, ocean and dessert.

Most things live in habitats to which they are suited.

Habitats provide for basic needs: food, warmth and protection.

Some of these habitats are very small, we call these microhabitats e.g. under a rock, inside a log or in the soil.

Read through the PowerPoint attached below, this will teach you what habitats/microhabitats are and why they are important to the animals that live within them.

       

 

  

Once you have read through these have a go at this habitat sorting activity on Espresso.

 

Username: student 22316

Password: abc123

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item1150556/grade1/module1142775/index.html

 

Finally, I would like you to complete the worksheet attached below. You will need to list the animals that live in each habitat. Maybe you could use some resources available to you at home to help (books, internet, parents and siblings).

 

And, here is a little treat for you Year 2 for working so hard, keep it up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOCHiy5CZ6Y

Take care Year 2,

Mrs Sharrock 

 

 

 

Daily Learning – Tuesday 26th January

Good Morning Year 2,

It was great to see so many of you online yesterday and I was so impressed with the story ideas that you shared with me, thank you so much for all of your efforts.

 

Maths
So, as I mentioned previously we are going to spend the next couple of days solving problems using our knowledge of multiplication and division.  There is a powerpoint document posted at the bottom of the page that I would like you to have a go at for your Maths warm up today. The questions get trickier as you move through them so you might want to do some working out. As you get to the last ones, remember what we always say about the = symbol, that it is a balance and both sides have to to be equal. Good luck! Let me know how you get on!

 

Your Maths problem questions for today are with the documents at the bottom of the page. I have set some level 1 questions and then some level 2 ones which are a little more challenging. Choose whichever set you would like to do and make sure that you show any working out that you need to do to find your answer. The level 2 questions are what we call '2 step' questions as you will need to carry out two calculations to find the overall answer to the question. These will really make you think today, but I know that you will do your absolute best with them.

 

English

Today is the second day that we are going to spend on planning our adventure story based on The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.  You all made a super start on this yesterday and shared some brilliant ideas online. Watch the video below to hear me explain to you today’s planning task.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMD0cewCIfA&t=51s

 

Here are the images that I used in the video. You will see that the coloured bubbles around each of the pictures on the story map, match the colours on your plan from Monday. Once you have created your story map, orally tell your story to somebody in your house as this well help you before you start to write it tomorrow.

    

 

As I mentioned online yesterday Year 2, it would be great if you could make a start on designing the front cover for you adventure story. You could use a piece of A4 paper or fold one in half to look like a real book. Don’t forget to include the title as well as a picture on the front cover and your name as the author of course. I would love it if you could bring these to share with me and your friends in our online session tomorrow. I can’t wait to hear your titles and see your exciting pictures!

 

 

P.E.

For the last few weeks in PE, you have been working on shapes, rolling, travelling and jumping and you are now going to use these elements to create your own routine.

Below are pictures of the routine selection card and gymnastics routine planning sheet that you will need today. Both of these documents can be found at the bottom of today's post. I have included images to remind you of how both males and females present in gymnastics too in case you can’t remember.

 

 

 

You will need to number each box on the planning sheet from 2-6 (1 and 7 are when you need to 'present' so you don't need to include those in your plan) Then use the selection card to pick which of the specific skills you want to have in your routine. For example, for skill number 2 which is shape I would like to do a pike sit in my routine so I would either draw picture of myself doing a pike in box number 2 or just write ‘pike sit’ in the box. You will need to complete the routine card in the same way for each of the skills. Remember that the colours relate to the difficulty of each of the skills too so green ones are simpler whereas the red are more challenging so please only choose skills that you are comfortable with.

 

So by either using the document below or by drawing your own on some paper, I would like you to create your routine. As you are planning your routine, have a little practice of it and think carefully about how each of the skills you have chosen link together, you might have to make some changes along the way but that just shows that you’re thinking carefully about your routine and trying to make it the best it can possibly be. I would really love to see some of your routines Year 2 so send them over to me on Purple Mash if you can. Next week you will be spending time practicing and refining your plan then on the last week of the half term I’ll be asking you to send me over a video of your routine so I can see you in action!

 

I really hope that you enjoy creating your own gymnastics routine Year 2, I love gymnastics and really can’t wait to see your routines.

 

Music

BBC Bitesize are offering a range of music lessons which I thought you may have a lot of fun joining in with.

Click on the link below to join Cara and Martin as they record and create sounds using everyday objects and different materials… Although maybe not how they’d originally planned.

https://www.bbc. co.uk/bitesize/topics/zk86qfr/articles/zk7wr2p

 

Once you have watched the clip scroll down the page and read through the information below it. Here you are introduced to types of sound and a variety of ways to make them using different materials.

Can you have a go at Cara and Martins ‘guess the sound’ game with a family member? How many different materials can you find to make sound?

Enjoy exploring your home and garden to create as much magical (noisy) music as you can J

 

Keep working hard superstars,

Mrs Sharrock xx

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope that you have all had a great weekend and are feeling ready and refreshed to take on another week of home learning.

 

Maths

We have spent the last few weeks working on our multiplication and division and today we have our last video for this unit and we are going to be looking at dividing by 10. Over the next few days I am going to set you some problem solving questions in your Maths lessons which will be based on your knowledge of multiplication and division, so keep learning those times tables!

 

I would like you to log into Time Table Rockstars this morning as you will notice that your questions are now based on the x2 tables as well as the x10, so they’ve got a little more challenging for you. As your Maths warm up today, I would like you to spend 10 minutes playing on Rockstars.  There are some very impressive scores on there so far, keep up the good work and if you haven’t had chance to log in and have a go yet then please do. The link is below and your log in is in the front of your planner.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Below is your Maths video for today and your worksheet is below. There are also some challenge questions to have a go at if you really want to push yourself on this Monday morning!

Divide by 10

                           

 

 

 

English

You might remember from our live session last week that I mentioned this coming week we would be starting to write our own adventure stories based on The Tunnel! So, today we need to get started on our planning as the key to writing a good story is making sure that you have planned it thoroughly first.

I have explained today’s task for you in a short video. The documents that I mention in the video are posted below to help you out. Please bring your plan with you to our live session this afternoon as I would like you all to share some of the ideas that you have for your own adventure story, I can’t wait to hear them!

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

 

Here are the documents that I shared with you in the video. As I said, you might want to talk this task through before you start to create your story plan. There is a copy of the worksheet below too and you will find one in the documents below if you wish to use it as a template today. Otherwise, you could just write the headings into your book and record your plan underneath them.

 

This is Anthony Browne's plan.

 

This is the plan to help you to plan your story. 

 

This is a copy of the worksheet that you can use to help you to plan your story. You will find the sheet below if you wish to use it. 

 

Keep this plan in a safe place as you will need it throughout the week for your work and don’t forget to bring it with you when we meet this afternoon too.

 

Topic

This afternoon you are going to be using Google Maps. Watch the following video, this will introduce you to the site and the basic features. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQUaQpoF8xE

 

When you have done this and you have a better understanding, go onto Google Maps- use the instructions from the video to guide you.  Here you can have a play around and experiment with the site. Try putting in different addresses, switching between map and satellite view, zooming in and out, take a look at your local park or try and find your favourite shop. The more you use these features, the more confident you will become. So, take some time to have a good look around J

 

Now that you are more familiar with using Maps, I would like you get directions from your home to school. If you are struggling, watch the video again as it gives clear instructions on doing this.

You will see your route is shown in blue.

 

If you zoom in you will see the road/street names clearer.

 

I would like you to use this as a guide to help you identify your route to school on the map attached below. Choose your favourite colour to mark out your journey taking care to read the street names carefully and make sure you don’t miss a turning J

 

 

Have a great day Year 2, I’m looking forward to seeing you all at 1.30pm,

Mrs Sharrock xx

 

 

Friday 22nd January

 

Good morning Year 2,

It’s Friday yes and you have successfully reached the end of another week of home learning, give yourselves a big pat on the back.

Thank you to everybody who has emailed me spelling scores and pictures of their learning, I have really enjoyed looking at all the fantastic work you have completed at home. We are very proud of you and you should be incredibly proud of yourselves.

I hope you enjoyed trying some of the activities I suggested last week, I have listed a few more that you might like below.

Keep active- It is really important that you do this whilst you are at home. Why not have a go at PE with Joe Wicks, I have posted the link below if you would like to try it. I have been doing these with my family at home and I find them really challenging.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt

Bake Bread- Fresh baked bread and hummus is one of my favourite snacks. I have been making my own flatbreads at home, they are really easy to make and super tatsy. I have attached the recipe below if you would like to try it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quick_flatbreads_43123

Host a Family Quiz Night- this is one you can get all your family and friends involved in. You may need an adults help to set this one up, as it can be a little tricky organising it, but it is definitely worth the effort.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Whatever you do, make sure you have fun and find time to relax. You have worked very hard so you have earned a break.  

I will see you all online today at 1:30. Please DO NOT sign into the meeting before 1:25. You will need a pencil and a piece of paper as we are going to play bingo.

Keep smiling smiley

 

Mrs Smethurst

 

Spelling

I have been keeping a close on your Spelling Shed scores and I am very impressed with how hard you are working.

 

I am aware that some of you may not be able to access Spelling Shed regularly, especially if you are sharing devices at home. With this in mind, I will now post your new spellings on here every Friday as well.

TOP TIP- Try writing them down and keeping them under your pillow; reading them once every night before bed is great practise.

 

Spelling Test: nicer, writer, baker, hoped, loved, largest, closest, looser, safer, simpler

 

New Spellings: patting, humming, dropping, running, hopping, clapping, sitting, flipping, wrapping, slipping

 

Please try and send me your scores on Purple Mash.

 

Your new spellings will also be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

 

R.E

This week in RE we are continuing our work on festivals and we are going to learn about Sukkot.

 

Sukkot is a Harvest Festival celebrated by people who belong to the Jewish faith.

 

Read through the PowerPoint below. This will tell you everything you need to know about Sukkot.

When you have read through this, see if you can write down the answers to these questions.

  1. What is the Torah and what language is it written in?
  2. Complete this sentence: Sukkot is a time to remember                                 
  3. What are the walls of a Sukkah made from? Give examples.
  4. What is the roof of a Sukkah made from? Give examples.
  5. What do Jewish people do in their Sukkah?
  6. Name the parts of The Four Kinds.
  7. How do Jewish people celebrate Sukkot?

Once you have completed this, you will have all the information needed to be able to design your very own Sukkah on the worksheet attached.

‘Sukkah’ is a Hebrew word for a kind of tent.

Grammar and Punctuation

This week we are going to look at the use of apostrophes. Follow the link below to Espresso where you can watch a video and complete the interactive activities.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item910797/grade1/module910313/collection910391/section910794/index.html

Username: student 22316

Password: abc123

Once you done this, you can have a go at completing the worksheet below.

Mental Maths

Please continue to practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home. I have set you some more 2do tasks on Purple Mash cool

I would like you to follow the link below to play ‘daily 10’ again this week. Choose a level you are comfortable with, if the questions are too easy make sure you move up a level next time. This week I would like you to select division 2, 5, 10 (see picture below). The question interval is how long you get to answer each question. Start with a higher time until you build your confidence, you can lower it as you become quicker.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Please can I ask that if you have work to share with me on Purple Mash that you do so by using '2email' and uploading the work as an attachment. Please avoid saving work into individual files on Purple Mash as I do not receive notifications about work being saved in this way and this may result in me not seeing your child's work which I don't want to happen! 

Many thanks

 

 

 

Home Learning - Thursday 21st January

Morning Year 2,

 

I really enjoyed our live session yesterday, it’s great to see you all discussing your work so confidently online. I really look forward to our sessions together and I’m increasingly impressed by how keen you all are to input and take part. So thank you so much for all of your efforts, I’m incredibly proud of you all. Thank you also for being so sensible and grown up when my internet connection cut out during our meeting. Luckily I managed to get back online pretty quickly but thank you all for behaving so well……..I blame the awful rain for interfering with my connection!!!

 

Keep working on your time table and multiple facts too, they really are improving!

 

As promised, there is another special story ready for you at the bottom of the page today, I hope that you enjoy it!

 

Maths

Leading on from our work on multiples of 5 yesterday, our session today is based on dividing by 5. This morning I would like you to start off by playing ‘Hit The Button’. You can have a go at practising your 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s if you like! Follow the link to play.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Your video and Maths sheet for today are below. I have also included 2 Maths challenges again to have a go at once you have finished your work. Please try to give at least one of them a go. Let me know how you get on with them.

Divide by 5

  

 

 

English

I have been so impressed lately with your English work Year 2, the detail in the writing I am seeing from you and you adventurous word choices really are wonderful, keep it up!

 

As I mentioned on the video yesterday, the task that you carried out on Rose’s feelings and emotions throughout the story would very much help you to prepare for your task today as you are going to write a diary entry as Rose. We have written diary entries before and discussed that diaries are often private places where people write down their secrets or thoughts that they don’t want to share with others. When you are writing today, you need to remember that you are Rose and that you are writing from her point of view and including her thoughts and opinions. This is where your task from yesterday might come in handy!

In your writing today, I would like you to imagine that you are Rose and that you have just arrived home after your journey through the tunnel. You are going to write an entry into your diary all about your day.

 

When you are writing your diary entry today, try really hard to;

  • Stay in role as Rose throughout the piece.
  • Follow the same structure as the story. Your diary entry should start and end at the same place as the story of The Tunnel
  • Try to write in extended sentences that start in different ways.
  • Use a range of adjectives to describe.

As always, I have written an example below to help you.

 

Dear Diary,

I have never felt so scared or lonely as I did today. It all started this morning when Mother said that me and brother must go out and spend some time together without arguing so reluctantly we headed off together. I knew he didn't want me there, he hated being in my company and I didn't like being with him much either. He was walking ahead of me the whole time and he took us to some filthy, smelly waste ground. I thought I would quietly read my book and mind my own business but then he suddenly decided he was heading off to explore and before I knew it he had disappeared without trace through a dark, gloomy tunnel! I couldn't believe my eyes! I sat and waited for what felt like forever then I started to feel sick with worry so I slowly crawled into the tunnel.

 

It was sticky and slimy and smelt like old, rotting food. I had no idea what I was touching but just hoped that nothing would jump out or hurt me. My heart pounded in my chest then suddenly I started to see a glimmer of day light, I had reached the end of the tunnel! As I slowly crept out of the other side I realised that I had stepped into a weird yet fascinating forest. It was deadly quiet and my eyes darted around quickly to see if I could spot my brother anywhere. I began to run quickly through the forest, I felt as if the walls were closing in on me and I was surrounded by wicked wolves and deadly giants.

 

I ran as fast as I possibly could then there he was right in front of me, my brother, as still as a statue and as cold as stone. I hugged him and hugged him as hard as I possibly could then the most amazing thing happened, he slowly started to soften. He became warmer and changed colour and then for the first time ever in his life he turned around and he hugged me. I have never been so happy to see my brother in my whole life.


Computing

This week we are continuing to develop our coding skills on Espresso. In this next lesson you are going to be exploring the forest with Red Riding Hood. Follow the link and sign in using the details below. Here you will need to watch the introduction video and then have a go at completing the tasks.

 

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

 

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/red-riding-hood/5e5d0d00570d8d36569ddf19/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf21/5e5d0d01570d8d36569ddf56/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

Art

This term we are looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. You may remember that I asked you to research him and his art work a few weeks ago. What did you find out? Take a look at the video I have attached below to recap.

 

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

 

This week, I have set you a 2do on purple mash (to write about a famous artist). Take a look and see if you can complete the task using information from the video.

 

Next week we are going to start creating our very own Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece of artwork (see picture below).

In preparation for this, your task over the next week is to collect some leaves from outside. They all need to be roughly the same size. Try and collect three different colours so we can arrange them similar to the picture above. It is very wet outside, so you may need to let them dry indoors or on a radiator.

 

For next week’s art lesson you will also need:

  • A paper plate, (if you do not have one of these, you can cut a piece of paper into a circle)
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Finally, don’t forget your dry leaves!

 

And before you finish your home learning for today Year 2, here is another Anthony Browne story for you read by somebody who misses you all very much. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjkJMqa3wPw

 

Have a wonderful day Year 2, keeping being superstars and making me proud.

Mrs Sharrock xx

 

Daily Learning – Wednesday 20th January

 

Parents of children working from home - We now have access to another aspect of Purple Mash which enables us to set online reading books. Each child will receive a chapter of a book at at time along with a follow up task such as a comprehension activity. These chapters and tasks will appear as '2dos' when you log in to your Purple Mash account and you will complete them in the same way that you would with other 2do tasks. Once they have been completed and returned to me, I will check them and then send the next chapter and task. 

If your child is spending time in school as you are a Keyworker, then they will continue to read when they are in school.

 

Good Morning Year 2,

 

Did you all enjoy your special story read by Mrs Gibson yesterday? I hope so. Keep your eyes open for another story appearing tomorrow from somebody else who you all know very well. I wonder who it could be?!

 

Reminder – we are meeting online at 1.30pm today, please try to have completed your English task for today before the session and don’t forget to bring a pencil and paper too!

 

Maths

I said to you in our live session on Monday that when we meet this afternoon we will play multiples of 5 bingo, so the first thing that you need to do this morning is to list all of the multiples of 5 going up to 100 if you can? What pattern do you notice?

 

Then, play the ‘Catch The Stars’ game by following the link below. Select to play using the multiples of 5 then catch them in your bucket when they fall from the sky, good luck!

 

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/catchthestars/multiples/catchthestarsF5.htm

 

In Maths today Year 2, your work is all based on dividing by 2. Remember that dividing by 2 is the same as splitting a number in half as you and sharing it into 2 equal groups. Watch the video below then complete the worksheet. There is another Maths challenge for you to have a go at under today’s video too, go on, give it a go!

Divide by 2

English

Well Year 2, the time has come for me to share the final part of ‘The Tunnel’ with you. Click the link below to hear me read the story and explain today’s task to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjfKyT3hYk8&t=3s

 

In our session this afternoon we are going to discuss the story and in particular the ending, so here are some questions to think about before we join together later.

Was your prediction about the story ending correct?

What do you think about what happened on the other side of the tunnel?

Did you like the ending of the story?

How has the tunnel changed the characters?

Has the end of the story changed your opinion on the characters?

Now, complete the worksheet below (there is one posted at the bottom of the page if you wish to print it off) and write down the thoughts and feelings of Rose at different points in the story. As I mentioned in the video, think carefully about your openers and your adjective choices.

 

Science

Over the last two weeks in Science we have been looking at items and objects that could be grouped as alive, once alive or never alive. Last week I asked you to go on a hunt around your house or garden and create a tally chart of the things that you find. I asked you to keep hold of the chart as you would need it for our session this week. Here is mine below to remind you of what it should look like.

 

 

Today we are going to use this information to create a graph which will show your results. We have drawn graphs before in our Science and Maths work. I have posted a picture below of the graph that I have been able to produce from the information on my tally chart and I would like you to try and do the same. There is a template at the bottom of the page if you wish to use it or you can try and draw your own.

 

Watch this short video first which will explain how data collected from a tally chart is put into a block graph then use what you have learnt to create your graph. Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWvp2TQ428Q

 

Once you have completed your graph try to answer the following questions if you can.

1. How many items did you count altogether?

2. What is the difference between your highest and your lowest amount?

3. How many more 'never alive' items did you find than 'alive'?

 

Have a great day Year 2, keep working hard and making me proud!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Home Learning Tasks – Tuesday 19th January

Hi Year 2,

 

It was great to see so many of you online yesterday. I know how much you enjoy seeing your friends and I loved seeing all of your faces too. I’m so proud of how skilled you have all becoming in muting and unmuting yourselves when we’re online and also how your confidence has grown when talking in the group too. I really am so impressed with how sensible and mature you are in our sessions Year 2 so thank you for being so grown up and huge well done to you all.  

As I mentioned when we were online yesterday, there is a special video for you all at the bottom of the page today from somebody who misses you all very much. Maybe you could save it until the end of the day as a treat for all of your hard work?!

 

Maths

Play the doubling game below before you watch your Maths video for today, you should know your doubles pretty well by now.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/archeryDoubles/index.html

 

Your worksheet and video are below. I have also posted 2 Maths challenges for today, please try and have a go at one of them, or both if you can!

Make equal groups - grouping

   

 

English

I hope that you all enjoyed listening to the beginning of The Tunnel yesterday and thank you so much to you all for taking part in our discussion about the story in our live session yesterday, some of the ideas and adjectives that you shared were really impressive.  Our discussions from yesterday will help your greatly with your work today.

 

Firstly, I would like you to draw a thought bubble just like the one below that I showed you online yesterday and draw in it what you predict will be on the other side of The Tunnel.

 

Once you have done this I would then like you to write a detailed description based on your prediction. Please try to;

  • Include 2 adjectives for every noun    e.g.  dark, gloomy tunnel
  • Use commas to separate adjectives
  • Use your senses to try and imagine what you might see, hear and smell as you are moving through the tunnel.
  • Start your sentences in different ways.
  • Use punctuation accurately where appropriate or for effect    ?!,.   …………..

 

I ended my prediction on a bit of a cliff hanger! Maybe you could do the same?

 

I think that on the other side of the eerie tunnel lies a forbidden land which no child should ever enter, as they may never return. The dark, gloomy tunnel which leads the way to this mysterious place is cold and damp with a horrid smell of things that are old and rotten about it. Thick, prickly vines run along the ceiling whilst the floor is covered in muddy, swamp like puddles. It is very narrow and dark in the tunnel making it incredibly hard to see so anybody who is brave enough to travel through it must do so slowly and with great care and caution.

 

The forbidden land is a place like no other. Scattered across the floor are bones and skulls which give the feeling that this is a very unsafe place. A place where nobody would want to be. The air is smoggy making it hard to breathe. You can taste the dirt on your tongue and the thick dust tickles your nostrils. Tall trees tower into the dark sky but the branches are empty as all the leaves have fallen to the floor. Not a single sound can be heard. It is deadly silent until....... as if from no where..............

 

P.E.

To warm up four your PE sessions today, complete the challenges that you have been doing for the last two weeks. How many of the following can you complete in 1 minute? Are your scores improving?

  1. Star jumps
  2. Throwing a ball in the air and catching it (it has to go above your head)
  3. Throwing a ball against the wall and catching it from about 1 metre away (it can’t touch the floor)
  4. Step jumps  (a two footed jump up a step and back down again. Use your doorstep or the bottom stair)

 

I mentioned last week that you were going to start to create your own gymnastics routine and last Tuesday I asked you to practice your shapes and rolls. Here is a reminder of the ones you were looking at and also the travelling and jumping that you are going to focus on today. Remember, all of the moves are colour coded with green being the easiest moves and red being more challenging. Please only do the moves that you are comfortable with and do not do forwards or backwards rolls with adult supervision.

 

 

          

I have posted all of the videos and documents below as I did last week in case you need a reminder of any of the moves. I have also included a new document on jumps which you may find useful. Here are the rolling videos if you wish to use them. Please remember to only roll if you are confident in doing so and if an adult is present.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=_9HxqFzHAT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpq928mjB74

 

Below is a video link to show you a simple chasse movement, which is just like a gallop. Watching the video will help you with the rest of your travelling moves.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrdHn1ALJFk

 

Please make sure that you recap all of the shapes and rolls that you are comfortable in doing this afternoon and then practise all of the travels and jumps that you are able to do. Next week we will then start to create our routine using all of these moves.

 

Well done for another super day of home learning Year 2. Click the link below to hear a special story being read to you by somebody who you all know very well. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6aLE7zjKpE

 

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Live Sessions for week beginning Monday 18th January –

Monday 18th – 1.30pm – Please ensure that you have watched today’s English video before the session.

Wednesday 20th – 1.30pm

Friday 22nd – 1.30pm

Please have a pencil and paper with you for all sessions, I can’t wait to see you!

Monday 18th January – Daily Learning Tasks

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend and that you enjoyed some time with your family. Here we are ready to start a new week of home learning. I hope that you are all feeling refreshed, energised and ready to work hard after a restful weekend. You have all made me incredibly proud with your efforts so far Year 2, I love seeing the work that you are producing and our online sessions really do make my day. So keep making me proud my little superstars and hopefully we’ll all be back in the classroom together soon!

 

Maths

Well done to those of you who logged into Timetable Rockstars last week. Remember, I am able to see how you are getting on and how much you are playing. There are some incredibly high scores already so keep up the hard work.

Moving on from our work on multiplication last week we are now going to  move on to division as sharing. Remember that when we divide or share we split something into equal groups.

Play this fun Doggy Division game before you watch your video for today. If you can, write the full number family for each calculation that you do e.g. 6 ÷ 2 = 3   6 ÷ 3 = 2    2 x 3 = 6    3 x 2 = 6

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/doggyDivision/index.html

Your video and worksheet for today are below and I have also included  a Maths challenge underneath the video which you might like to have a go at if you have time. 

Make equal groups - sharing

 

English

This week in English we are going to start looking at a new Anthony Browne book called The Tunnel. Click the link below to listen to the beginning of the story and to hear your task for today.

You will need to have watched this video before our live session this afternoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea3nOVhUZKc

 

 

Topic

This afternoon is our topic session and you might remember that last week I asked you to use Google Earth to draw an aerial or birds eye view of our school and the surrounding areas. I received some very impressive drawings from you last week on Purple Mash, so thank you and well done to those of you who sent them over.

This week we are going to focus very closely on the school itself, and our task is to draw an aerial view of the school building. We are going to imagine that we are looking down on the school from the sky and that we are taking the roof off the building so that we can see all of the rooms inside.

Below is a bird’s eye view of the school that I have drawn, have a close look at it. Can you spot our classroom?

 

 

 

I would like you to try and draw your own aerial view of the school with labels. Try to think carefully about the sizes of rooms and please use a ruler to help you with this task.

There is a nice example of one on Espresso which you might like to take a look at. You can click on each room in the school to find out about it.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t1_around_school/index.html

Username: student223126

Password: abc123

 

 If you have time, I would then like you to use your plan to write some directions. You might want to write how to get from Year 2 to Mr Moore’s office, or from Reception to the hall. Try to write 2 or 3. When you are writing them I would like you to use some of the positional language that we looked at before Christmas, such as left, right, north, east, south and west.

 

Have a great day Year 2, I am looking forward to seeing you all at 1.30,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Friday 15th January

 

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you are all managing to keep yourselves happy and entertained at home with your families. I know it is very difficult finding things to do at the minute, so we have to be creative. I have found some ideas which I would like to share with you. I hope this helps! Please let me know on Purple Mash how you get on if you try these activities. I have tried a few of these with my own family at home. We had a lot of fun (and made a lot of mess).

Bake Brownies- this has to be one of my favourite activities and it is a really simple method to follow. Ask an adult to help you when using the oven. I have attached my favourite gooey recipe below.

https://www.cadbury.co.uk/recipes/classic-gooey-bournville-brownies-216740

Build a Den- you will have lots of fun using your imagination and trying to find different ways to construct your very own hideaway. There are a lot of household items you can use on your quest; blankets, pegs, sweeping brush, chairs, tables, pillows….the list in endless!

Keep a Diary- I have been encouraging my children to do this since the original lockdown. We are living through some very unusual times and in years to come we will tell our grandchildren stories about these days and how very different life was. Here are some helpful tips for successful diary writing.

Thank you to everybody who has emailed me this week on Purple Mash. It is lovely to be able to keep in contact with you all and see the fantastic work you have completed. Please keep it coming. If you are having any trouble using purple mash make sure you let us know. We will try our best to help you.

 

Finally, a big well done on completing your second week of home learning (parents included). You are doing an amazing job Year 2. Keep it up!

We miss you very much and look forward to welcoming you ALL back.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Smethurst

 

Spelling

Hopefully, you are all manging to log onto Spelling Shed at home using your details which are in the front of your planner. You need to try and practise your spellings 3 times a week. I have attached a document below with some strategies which may help you with learning these. When you have completed your spelling test please send me your results on Purple Mash. There are a few children in line for their spelling challenge this week. Good Luck! Remember to ask someone at home to help you and find a quiet space so you can focus.

every

everybody

even

great

break

steak

pretty

beautiful

after

fast

Your new spellings will be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed.

 

R.E

This week in RE we are going to start looking at lots of different religious festivals and why these are important. Remember, a festival is a time of celebration. We have already discussed times of celebration for our own families, were any of these linked to religion? Have a look back at last week’s work and see if you can sort the religious and non-religious festivals. I have started to sort mine below:

Religious Festival

Non-Religious Festival

Christmas

Eid

Diwali

 

Birthdays

Bonfire Night

 

 

Once you have finished this, you are going to carry out some research of your own at home and complete the table attached below.

You can use any resources available to you at home (internet, books, family members, TV, Newspaper) to find the information required to complete the table. You can also use these helpful links to assist you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z478gwx/articles/zb33pg8

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/subject/index.html?subject=862868&grade=ks1&

Grammar and Punctuation

This week we are going to be adding the suffix –ly to change adjectives into adverbs.

Adjectives describe a noun.

Adverbs describe a verb.

Remember, a suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word and changes the word's meaning.

Work through the PowerPoint attached below, you will need a pencil and some paper to complete the activities included within.

Once you have completed this, you can follow the link below to watch a video and complete the interactive activities on Espresso.

Username: student 22316

Password: abc123

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item910893/grade1/module910304/collection910356/section911049/index.html

Mental Maths

It is really important that you keep progressing with your times tables whilst you are at home. I have set you some 2do tasks on Purple Mash, please try and complete them.

I would also like you to follow the link below to play ‘daily 10’.

You will need to select your options from the tabs at the top. Start at a lower level and build yourself up. This game is great mental maths practise.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Thursday 14th January

Morning Year 2,

Thank you for all of your hard work so far this week, I cannot tell you how proud and impressed I am with you all. I know that it isn’t easy having to do your school work at home and I understand that it’s a challenge for your Mummies and Daddies too as many of them are trying to work from home. Just keep trying your best with your work and keep being well behaved and helpful at home please Year 2, it’s really important that we look after each other right now, especially those who we live with.

 

Reminder – Class Meeting online today at 1.30pm, please bring some paper and a pencil

I will be online from 1.20pm but my camera will not be on until 1.30pm. Please ensure you are joining the meeting no more than 5 minutes prior to the start time and to mute your microphone. Parents, most children are now able to mute and un mute independently, therefore once your child is set up online please feel free to leave them to take part in the session on their own.

 

Maths

For Maths today we are continuing with multiplication and will be focusing on our 10s. Your 10 times tables are currently set for you to practice on Time Table Rockstars so you might like to have a go at that this morning as your Maths warm up. I would also like you to play on the ‘Coconut Multiples’ game below and select ‘x10’. You need to knock over the coconuts which have numbers on that are multiples of 10. Remember a multiple of 10 is a number in the 10 times table.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

 

Please then complete the Maths video and the worksheet below.

10 times-table

English

For your English work today you will need the boxing up plan that you completed yesterday. Here is a picture of mine and also the link from the session yesterday if you would like to watch it again.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOb1KNhODpo

 

 

As I explained yesterday, today you will need to use your plan to help you to write a fitness manual for Willy.  I have started to write one below using some ideas from my plan.

Try to write yourself an opening paragraph like mine below to encourage Wily to want to follow your fitness manual. You will notice that I have used questions to make the reader really think, try to do the same if you can.

 

I am aware that there is a lot of writing to do today Year 2 so please break in down into manageable chunks for yourself. You might want to do some this morning and some in the afternoon or even some tomorrow. Just do what you can.

 

 Is having huge muscles important to you? Do you want to be the strongest beast on the streets? If you want to be the one that everyone is talking about then I suggest you get reading below and follow my top tips for becoming the most muscly machine anyone has ever seen.

 

Once you have written your opening, I would then like you to use your boxing up plan from yesterday to begin to write your manual. Try very hard to:

 

  • Start each one on a new line and make sure that you number it.
  • Think very carefully about how you start your sentences, use powerful words like always, remember and don’t.
  • Try to include extra information in your fitness manual by using extended sentences.
  • Use ? and ! if you can.

 

1. Try to get a good 8 hours sleep (or more if you can) every night. Your body has been working so hard throughout to the day it's really important that you give it the rest that it deserves. Sleeping well will make sure that you wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy to take on the day ahead.

 

2. Remember to eat a healthy, balanced diet which includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables (especially bananas!) Food is fuel for your body and the more fuel you feed it the more energy you will have when you're doing exercises like boxing, running and swimming. No sweets or chocolatey treats though.....you have been warned!

 

3. Always drink at least 2 litres of water every single day. Now this one is vitally important as you need to keep your body hydrated to keep your mind and body active. The more water you can drink the better and it makes you feel good too!

 

4. Don't forget to do a range of exercises so that you don't get bored. It's really important that you change what you do every day to keep you active and interested. Mix it up! Dancing will get your heart rate pumping, something like yoga will really stretch and flex your muscles and playing a team sport like football or netball will really get you sweating and make you smile too!

 

Keep it varied to keep you on your toes and you will be feeling super fit and looking mighty muscly in no time at all. Believe in yourself. You can do it!

 

Afternoon

This afternoon I have prepared a short task for you to do based on another Anthony Browne book. Click the link below to listen to me read the story and have a go at answering the questions that I set for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJbECognRe4

 

As I mentioned yesterday, this afternoon there is some time allocated to continue with the Espresso Coding ‘Burst The Bubbles’ task from yesterday. So, below is the link for you to continue with the activity if you need to finish it.

Username-student2236

Password-abc123

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/burst-the-bubbles/5e5d0cff570d8d36569ddee1/5e5d0cff570d8d36569ddeea/5e5d0d00570d8d36569ddf18/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

Have a lovely day Year 2,

I miss you all very much, Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

 

Home Learning – Wednesday 13th January

Hi Year 2,

 

It was so lovely to see so many of you online yesterday and thank you to those of you who shared your favourite books with me. It’s great to hear your voices and to see your faces.

 

This morning I would like you to click the link below and play a game to help you with your x5 table. Once you have followed the link please select ‘5’ to indicate that you would like to count in 5s.

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/duckShoot/index.html

 

You will need to count on from the number on the duck to find the correct duck which would match the target number.  This is great for practising counting on in 5s from any number which is something that we need to be able to do in Year 2.

 

Your video today is focused on the x5 table so please watch it and complete the worksheet below.

5 times-table

Once you have finished your Maths work for today, below is a challenge question which you might like to have a go at. It will make you think!

 

This week in English we have been using the book Willy The Wimp by Anthony Browne. Today I have pre recorded a video for you to explain your work.  Please click the link below to watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOb1KNhODpo&t=3s

 

This afternoon we are going to complete some Science work. Last week I set you a task asking you to group objects and items into alive, once alive and never alive.  Today I would like you to go for a walk, ideally outside but this could also be in your house or in your garden and create a tally chart for items that you see which fall into each of the groups. You might like to take some photographs of the items that you find too.

 Your tally chart might look like this. Remember to group in 5s.

 

You will need to keep hold of this for our Science lesson next week.

 

I would also like you to complete a computing task this afternoon if you have time. You are going to work on a programme called Burst The Bubbles. By following the instructions you will learn how to programme the bubbles to float around the screen and how to make them pop. Have fun!

 Follow the link below and log in to Espresso Coding using the details;

 

Username-student2236

Password-abc123

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/app/burst-the-bubbles/5e5d0cff570d8d36569ddee1/5e5d0cff570d8d36569ddeea/5e5d0d00570d8d36569ddf18/5e5d0d0b570d8d36569de10e?locale=en-gb

 

I know that this computing task may take a little while this afternoon, so I have built in some time during tomorrow afternoon’s home learning for you to continue with it.

Have a super day Year 2!

Love from Mrs Sharrock xxx

Home Learning – Tuesday 12th January

Good Morning Year 2,

I’m really looking forward to seeing you online this afternoon. If you are able to make the session, please bring your favourite book with you. If you would like to, you will have the opportunity to tell me and your friends all about your book and why you like it so much.

 

I’ll see those of you who can make it at 1.30. Please don’t log in to the meeting until 1.25 at the earliest, thank you

 

I hope that you all managed to get yourselves set up on Time Table Rockstars yesterday and that you enjoyed having a play around with it. Some days I will ask you to play on Time Table Rockstars as part of our Maths lesson but it’s something you can use as often as you like. I can see who has been on and how you are getting on with the questions, so I’ll be keeping a very close eye on your progress Year 2.......no pressure!

 

This morning I would like you to start off by playing one of my favourite Maths games, Karate Cats. Follow the link below and select ‘multiplication and division’. Start off on Bronze level and see how you get on. This game automatically saves your progress too so when you come back to play on this game again, you will carry on from where you finished last time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats-2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

 

Today your Maths work will focus on counting in groups of 2. Watch the video below then please complete the task at the bottom of the page. Keep practising your times tables, it really is so important that you know these number facts.

2 Times Table

Here is a Maths challenge question that your might like to have a go of when you finish your work today.

 

I hope that you enjoyed listening to ‘Willy The Wimp’ yesterday. You can watch the video of me reading it to you again if you like by following the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdMsoBvBML5MMOpzta9URw

 

Today we are going to focus on the advert that Willy finds in his comic, I have copied it below so that you can take a look at it again. Have a read of it and also listen carefully to the way that I read it when I shared the story with you. 

In Year 2 we spend a lot of time talking about our word choices and making sure that we choose our adjectives carefully. The words used in the advert are very powerful as they try to persuade Willy to want to become strong and muscly, and it works as he responds to the advert! I have written an example advert for you below. Have a read of it and see if you can spot my powerful adjectives and persuasive words, then have a go at writing your own advert like mine. Try to include ? and ! If you can.

 

Don't be a WIMP!

I know this may come as a surprise to you but I used to be a shy, skinny, scrawny weakling but just take a look at me NOW! I am one mighty, strong, muscly machine and nobody would dare to ever mess with me! Have you seen the size of my bulging muscles? I can lift any object, even a car with people in it! Now I am brave enough to tell people what to do and nobody would ever want to mess with me.

 

Do you want to be the toughest on the block?

Do you want to get respect from the folks around
you?

Do you want to love the person that looks back at you in the mirror?

 

If your answer to these questions is yes then don't waste any time, post this NOW and makes muscles a part of your future.

 

On Tuesday afternoons we have PE. Last week I asked you to complete some challenges and keep hold of your scores. I would like you to re-do those activities today and record your scores again, have you improved? I hope so! Here is a reminder of what they were:

How many of the following can you complete in 1 minute?

  1. Star jumps
  2. Throwing a ball in the air and catching it (it has to go above your head)
  3. Throwing a ball against the wall and catching it from about 1 metre away (it can’t touch the floor)
  4. Step jumps  (a two footed jump up a step and back down again. Use your doorstep or the bottom stair)

 

Over the next few weeks we are going to start to create our own gymnastics routine in P.E., how exciting! In order to do this, today I would like you to practise your shapes and rolls. Here are the shapes and rolls that you need to be able to do, they are colour coded with green being the easiest moves and red being more challenging. Please only do the moves that you are comfortable with and do not do forwards or backwards rolls with adult supervision.

 

 

There are two powerpoints below which show the rolls and shapes if you are unsure what they are and I have attached video clips to demonstrate forwards and backwards rolls. Again, please only do this if you feel confident enough to and if an adult is present, they are totally optional.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=_9HxqFzHAT4

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpq928mjB74

We will continue to work on these moves and build up to creating a gymnastics routine next week.

 

I hope that you have a wonderful day Year 2,

Love from Mrs Sharrock xxx

Live sessions for week beginning Monday 11th January will take place on:

Tuesday 12th January at 1.30pm - Bring your favourite book 

Thursday 14th January at 1.30pm - Bring a pencil and paper

 I can’t wait to see you all!

 

Home Learning – Monday 11th January

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend with your families. I managed to get out on my new bike and had a lovely ride along the guided busway. I have posted at the top of the page the times when we will have our live session this week. I have also re-posted your Pick and Mix homework for this term, please continue with your homework tasks if you can but don’t worry if you don’t manage to I fully understand how busy your Mummies and Daddies are right now. Just keep doing what you can when you can and remember how incredibly proud I am of you all.

 

Reading

Parents, I am currently looking in to an appropriate online alternative to reading books. I know in the previous lockdown you were advised to access books via Oxford Owl, which is still free and accessible to you all.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

This weekend, I set my own children an account up with Reading Eggs as they are currently offering parents a 30 day free trial. I was impressed with what they were offering and would recommend that you take a look and set your child/children up and account. Each child that you set up an account for will take part in a short reading/phonics assessment activity and then reading books and phonics and spelling games with be set for them based on their initial assessments so everything provided will be pitched at the right level for each individual child.  There are questions to answer after each reading book too which will support your children greatly with their comprehension skills. Take a look and see what you think, here is the link:

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

For Maths this week we are continuing with our work on multiplication then we will be moving onto division.

We need to make sure that we know our timetables facts for 2,5 and 10 really well by the end of Year 2 and January is always a time of the year when we start to use Timetable Rockstars.

 

Timetable Rockstars is a computer programme which helps you to practise your multiplication and division facts and quickly recall them. Once you get logged in and have a go, you will notice the questions start to come quite quickly but please don’t worry or be put off by this just keep having a go and trying your best.

Follow the link below or download the Timetable Rockstars app if your prefer. You will find your login details in the front of your reading planner. There is a document at the bottom of the page called ‘TTRockstars parent info’ please use this guide to help you to get your child started.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school

If you cannot find your login details or have any issues please let me know via Purple Mash.

 

Today I would like you to spend some time playing on Timetable Rockstars as the starter to our Maths session, have a play around with it and create your avatar.  Please go on to the 'garage' section as I have set it up for you to practise your x10 table over the next few weeks.

If you can’t get on right now, please write down the multiplication facts for the 2 and 5 times table.

Today your Maths sessions in based on multiplication using pictures. Please watch the video then your worksheet for today is below.

Multiplication sentences using pictures

For the next few weeks in English we are going to base our work on books by the author Anthony Browne (one of mine and Mrs Gibson’s favourite authors!)

I have pre recorded a video of me reading the story below and at the end of the story I will explain the task that I would like you to complete today. Click the link below to find the video on my new Youtube channel (Yes Year 2, who would’ve thought it, I have a Youtube channel!!! Nobody is more surprised about that than me!)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQdMsoBvBML5MMOpzta9URw

 

This afternoon I would like you to complete some topic work which is based on our local area. Our session today requires us to look at our school from an aerial view. Does anybody know what an aerial view is?

An aerial view (or a bird’s eye view as it is sometimes called) means to look at something from height or from up above. So today we are going to imagine that we are a bird looking down on James Brindley from the sky.

You might want to try and do this yourself by using Google Earth, we did this in class when we were looking at Africa. If you wanted to do this yourself, follow the link below and type in the postcode of our school, M287HE.

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

You might want to zoom in further and have a closer look. You also might want to put your postcode in and try and find your house too!

 

Your task for this afternoon is to draw a an aerial/bird’s eye view of our school and the surrounding area. If you zoom in closer than I have on the picture below, you might also be able to write down the name of the streets surrounding school. Good luck, I’d love to see some of your drawings on Purple Mash if you would like to share them with me.

 

Have a great day Year 2, I miss you very much and cannot tell you how proud I am of you all.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Home Learning- Friday 8th January

 

Good morning Year 2, it is Mrs Smethurst here I I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New year. I will be setting your home learning online every Friday. We will be completing the same lessons that we normally do in school.

Spelling

Firstly, I would like you to complete your spelling test. You could ask someone at home to help you, maybe a parent or a sibling? Find somewhere quiet so you are relaxed and focused. If you like, you can have a quick recap of your spellings before you start (hiking, shining, surprising, joking, hoping, smiling, loving, writing, coming, caring). I would love for you to send me your scores on Purple Mash, I will continue to keep a record of your results and reward those of you who reach your spelling challenges J

Your new spellings will be available every Friday morning on Spelling Shed. Don’t forget to practise them ready for next week’s test.

R.E

This term in R.E we are going to be looking lots of different types of festivals that are celebrated throughout the year.

A festival is a time of celebration.

Can you think of any special times you have celebrated with your friends and family? What did you do? Who was there? What did you wear? Did you eat any special food? Was there any music? Did you dance?

 Discuss this with your family and get lots of ideas together about as many different festivals as you can. You could write them all down on a piece of paper so you don’t forget.

Once you have done this, I would like you to choose your favourite celebration and complete the worksheet attached at the bottom.

A picture of the worksheet I would like you to complete is below.

If you are struggling for ideas, here are a few examples: Christmas, New Year, a special birthday, wedding or christening. If you have chosen one I haven’t mentioned, that is fine. I am excited to hear all your ideas.

Grammar and Punctuation

This week we are going to be looking at adding –s or –es to words to make them plural. Click on the link below, this will take you to Espresso. Watch this video which will explain the work to you.

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

You can then complete the two tasks attached to this video. If you have any issues with this, please email me on Purple Mash. I will try my best to sort it out for you J

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item910810/grade1/module910304/collection910301/section910915/index.html

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Well done on completing all your home learning. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon J

Home Learning – Thursday 7th January

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families. Thank you so much to all of your for working so hard with your home learning, you make me very proud.

 

It was so lovely to see some of you online yesterday, your happy faces really did make my day and your behaviour was wonderful. You all being so quiet felt very strange for me though, I’m used to all your chatter! I know that some children had technical issues and difficulty getting on a device at home but don’t worry about that at all, technology can be very tricky sometimes! As I said to those who were on the meeting yesterday, we will meet again at 1.30pm today so for those of you who are able to join us, I would love to see you.

 

I also shared a little secret with you yesterday, that today is my birthday! (Don’t ask how old I am though!wink) I said to those children who joined me online yesterday that I would love nothing more than for you to tell me a joke to make me smile on my birthday so please bring along your favourite joke with you to our online session today so that we can all enjoy making each other laugh.

 

Today we are going to continue with our work on arrays and multiplication. Click the link below to play the multiplication game for your 2,5, and 10 times tables.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/504/Super-Maths-Bowling-Multiplication

 

We are going to have a go at answering some word problems today based on your work over the last few days and also work that we completed in class before half term.  You will need to read the maths problem, write the calculations and draw the arrays. You will notice that I have put two set of questions, level 1 and level 2. The level 2 questions are a bit more challenging and will need you to know your multiplication and division facts well, have a look at them both and pick which sheet you would prefer to complete. Once you have done it, you might like to try and write a similar question for somebody at home to answer.

 

Yesterday I set you quite a long English task which might have taken a little more time than usual. Don’t worry if you didn’t get chance to do it all but you will need to have watched both the videos that I posted for you to complete your task today. Here are the links to Monty The Penguin and Lost and Found again, watch them again before you complete your work for today.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

 

As I mentioned yesterday, today we are going to compare the stories and find similarities and differences between them as this is something that we have to be able to do in Year 2. We are going to do this today by using a Venn Diagram, a diagram which we have used before in Maths activities and also when sorting materials in Science. A picture of the worksheet that I would like you to complete today is below.

 

You might like to talk this task through at home with somebody before you complete it today if you can.  The Venn Diagram is split into sections, on one side I would like you to write about Lost and Found and what makes it unique and I would like you to do the same on the opposite side of the diagram for Monty The Penguin. In the middle section where the circles overlap I would then like you to write how the stories are similar, what makes them the same?

 

When you are doing this task think about the characters, the setting, what happens during the story and how it ends. Also think about the different ways in which the stories presented. The worksheet you will need to this task is posted below or if you like you can ask an adult to help you to draw the venn diagram onto a piece of paper.

 

This afternoon I would like you to complete some science work. Our new science topic is all about living things and our local environment.  Have a look at the Science Powerpoint posted below and then using the ‘Science 7th Jan’ document I would like you to draw and label items to go in each of the columns. You might want to have a look around your house when doing this task to see what items that you find.

 

There is also an interactive task on Espresso linked to this task which you might wish to do as well or instead of the task above.

Use the link below and the login details:

Username: student22316

Password: abc123

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item1150555/grade1/module1142775/index.html

Have a super day Year 2! Mrs Sharrock xxx

*PARENTS – I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO POST THE TIMES OF OUR LIVE SESSIONS FOR THE WEEK ON A MONDAY FOR YOU AS I HOPE THIS WILL ASSIST YOU WITH ORGANISATION AT HOME*

 

Home Learning – Wednesday 6th January

Good morning Year 2,

It was lovely to hear from so many of you on Purple Mash yesterday, thank you so much for working so hard at home and for sharing your work with me. It certainly made me smile to read your messages.

We are going to try and have our first Google Meet session today at 1.30pm for about 20 minutes, I’m really looking forward to seeing you all! Don’t worry if you can’t make it today or have any issues logging in, just let me know and I’ll do my best to try and resolve them for you. It’s my first time of using Google Classroom with you all too so I have everything crossed that our first meet will be a success!

Remember your logins are in your planner and Mr Moore re-sent all of the information that your parents will need to log you in, in his letter yesterday. Today we will have a quick catch up with each other and go through the rules of how to use Google Classroom sensibly. If you would like to bring your favourite Christmas present from home to share with your friends online then that would be lovely, but you don’t have to.

On to our work for today, this morning we are starting off with Maths as usual. I would like you to begin by recapping your knowledge of number bonds which I know that you are great at any way.  By the end of Year 2 you should know all number bonds to 10 and 20, both addition and subtraction facts, for example:

6 + 4= 10         4 + 6 = 10        10 – 6 = 4          10 – 4 = 6

16 + 4 = 20       4 + 16 = 20      20 – 16 = 4       20 – 4 = 16

Have a play of the game below then see if you can challenge yourself by creating a set of number bonds like I have above.

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/smoothie/

 

Just like yesterday, there is a Maths video to watch and a worksheet to go alongside it. I have also attached an additional Maths challenge sheet today which you might like to have a go at during the day at some point. You will find these at the bottom of your work for today. 

Make arrays

Thank you for sharing your lovely recounts with me yesterday. I really enjoyed reading all about your Christmas holidays and was very impressed with the content of your writing too, well done!

 

The English activity that I had planned for today was going to take up two sessions, we would have done half of the work in the morning before lunch, then the other half in the afternoon so please make sure that you break the task down into manageable chunks and don’t feel like you have to do it all at once!

In Year 2 we need to be able to compare different stories and find similarities and differences between them. We did a similar task when we compare Julia Donaldson texts last year but this time we are going to compare a video clip to a story.

 

I would like you to start by watching the video clip below of Monty The Penguin. This video was actually used as a Christmas advert a few years ago. Feel free to watch the video a few times, it might be useful to make notes on what is happening during the clip and your thoughts and feelings at different points just like we would on our whiteboards in class. If possible, talk it through with somebody in your house too. I hope that you enjoy watching it!

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

 

With Monty The Penguin still in mind, I would then like you to listen to the story of Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This is a story that you may have heard before however when you are listening to it today, I would like you to start to think about how it compares to the video of Monty as this will help you with your work task for tomorrow. Again, take notes when you are listening to the story if you like and talk it through and share it with somebody if you can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAAQ8EWzig

Your task after watching these clips is to write a brief overview of what happens in each story. Use the worksheet below to help you. At this point we are not comparing the stories,  that will come tomorrow, today you just need to show me that you understand each of the stories and also try to include your thoughts and feelings in your writing. As I said earlier, today’s English task would have carried on into the afternoon session so please don’t exhaust yourself by doing it all at once!

 

As a short session in the afternoon (as I’m aware that your English might take your longer than usual today and we are meeting on Google Classroom) I would like you to try and do a little bit of research on the artist Andy Goldsworthy. What can you find out about him and the type of art work that he produces? Maybe you could record some key facts about him or find some examples of his work?

 

Have a great day Year 2. Please contact me at any time on Purple Mash whenever you need me. Mrs Gibson will also be setting a few daily 2do tasks for you to complete on there too so have a go at those if you like. I’ll look forward to seeing those of you who can make it on our live Google Meet at 1.30 this afternoon, don’t worry if you can’t make it today, we will be arranging another one shortly.

I miss you all,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Home Learning – Tuesday 5th January

Good morning Year 2 and Happy New Year to you and your families. I very much hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas break.  I am so sorry that we can’t all be back in the classroom together today, I was really looking forward to hearing all about your Christmas holidays and I know that you were all looking forward to seeing each other too.

 

For a short period of time, we are having to go back to home learning. We are doing this to keep you and your families as safe as possible at home as we try to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as much as we can. I know home learning isn’t as fun as being in the classroom and I want nothing more than to be there with you all too! But for the next few weeks I need you to all work as hard as you possibly can for me at home and be really well behaved and listen to your parents as many of them will be trying to work from home which is a real challenge for them too!

 

So, I will be setting daily work for you which will follow our usual school timetable. I understand that many of you and your parents will be juggling many different things at home so all that I ask of you is that you do what you can of the work when you can and just try your best. I cannot ask any more of you than that and I know you will all make me incredibly proud.

 

In Year 2 we have to be able to write about real events, we call this piece of writing a personal recount. You might remember that we wrote a personal recount after we had the drumming session with Drumroots last term? A personal recount should include thoughts, feelings and opinions so the first day back after the Christmas holidays is always a great opportunity for you all to write a recount plus it allows me to find out about all the fun things that you have been doing with your families. Just like I normally do in class, I have written an example for you below. Have a read of it, you might need an adult to help. Try to pick out the key things that I look for in your writing in class and try to include them in your piece of writing today.

 

What a wonderful Christmas holidays I have had! This Christmas has been very different to ones in the past as we haven't been able to go out and see our friends and family as much as usual but I have still had a wonderful time.

 

My favourite day would definitely have to be Christmas Day! I
loved Christmas Eve too as we all got wrapped up warm and went for a wintery walk with our Christmas jumpers on. The ground was icy and there was frost all around so it felt very festive. We enjoyed hot chocolate and mince pies (my favourites!) as a treat for our long walk then when we got home we watched Christmas films all snuggly in our matching Christmas pyjamas.

 

Just before 6pm we all got our jingle bells and went out on our doorstep to ring them loudly with our neighbours. It was icy cold so we weren't out there very long! There were lots of stars in the clear night sky and I was starting to feel very excited about the next day.

 

As I mentioned earlier, Christmas Day was definitely my favourite day. I was so excited that I actually woke up at 2am and then again at 4am but my Mum and Dad were a little cross at me and told me it was far too early and I must go back to bed! I was just so giddy though to go downstairs to see if the big man with the white, fluffy beard and large, round belly had been to leave me any gifts.

 

It felt like forever but finally I got to go downstairs at 6am. My stomach was doing flip flops as I felt a mixture of excitement and nerves as I wondered had he been? Luckily, he had and I felt totally overwhelmed as I saw the kind and thoughtful gifts that he had left for me and my little sister. My favourite gift was my selfie camera which I had great fun using with my family over the holidays. I made some really funny videos and added sound clips and music to them too.

 

It was lovely to see my Grandma, Grandad and Auntie on Christmas Day too. We had a delicious dinner together and played games. What fun we all had! We played a hilarious game called Pin The Nose on Rudolph which we had to do blindfolded! I was a bit scared at first as I really couldn't see anything with the blindfold on, my Dad even fell over and my sister stuck the nose on the wall and not even on Rudolph! How we all laughed! What a fantastic Christmas I had!

 

 

For your Maths work this week we are going to be recapping our work on counting in groups and arrays, leading on to multiplication and division.  Before you start your work today, I would like you to have a go at playing either one or both of the games below.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

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

 

Watch the Maths video before completing the activity sheet which I have attached at the bottom of the page. Try and challenge yourself when doing the work sheet, for example if you have written a calculation such as 2 + 2 + 2 = 6, could you then make it into a multiplication? Then could you make your multiplications into divisions? Give it a go, I bet you can!

 

Make equal groups activity

On a Tuesday afternoon we have P.E. and in January I like us to set ourselves fitness challenges as we try to improve our fitness over the half term. So today I would like you to complete some activities and record your results so that we can monitor your progress.  

How many of the following can you complete in 1 minute?

  1. Star jumps
  2. Throwing a ball in the air and catching it (it has to go above your head)
  3. Throwing a ball against the wall and catching it from about 1 metre away (it can’t touch the floor)
  4. Step jumps  (a two footed jump up a step and back down again. Use your doorstep or the bottom stair)

Once you have completed these tasks, here is the link to a short relaxation video that you might like to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1SVHDcQH7o

 

Please feel free to contact me over Purple Mash (logins are in the front of your planners) during the school day if I can help or assist with anything and of course if you would like to send me over any of your work then I would absolutely love to see it. I have also posted your new Pick and Mix for the Spring Term and our Spring Term newsletter below which I was planning on sharing with you later this week.

Have a lovely day Year 2, work hard and make me proud!

Love from Mrs Sharrock xxx

Welcome to Year 2-2020/21

Welcome to the Year 2 web page which will be updated throughout the year with information related to our class curriculum along with news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.

 

* Please note that if there is a need for the Year 2 bubble to isolate at any point during this academic year, home learning will re commence and all work will be posted here. The use of Purple Mash will also resume as a means of communication between myself and the children. * 

 

Autumn Term  - 

Our Newsletter for the Autumn Term can be found below. 

 

This term, our Geography based topic is ‘Where would you prefer to live, England or Africa?’ which requires us to investigate where we live and compare it to a contrasting country. This topic also links into our Music and Art work as we explore the work of African artist Martin Bulinya. In Science we will be focusing on the basic needs of humans and animals as we explore diet, exercise and life cycles.

 

During the first few weeks of term, we will be using specially selected texts from the No Outsiders scheme of work to support the children in settling back into school. We will also be looking at a book called ‘The Colour Monster’ which will provide lots of opportunities for discussions on thoughts, feelings and emotions on returning to school. We will also be using books which link to our topic as a basis for our writing such as Lila and The Secret of Rain and The Ugly Five.

 

Important Information

 

* We are changing the way that we set our homework and as of this term, the children will be set a Pick and Mix style homework based on their current topic. All of the children will be required to complete the activities on their Pick and Mix at home (ideally 1 per week) and share them with me via Purple Mash so I can see all of their wonderful work. Homework will no longer come to and from school each week and no homework should be sent in to school.  Your Pick and Mix for the Autumn Term can be found below. 

 

* Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. It is crucial in Year 2 that your children learn their spellings in order for them to reach end of year expectations.  Weekly spellings can be accessed via Spelling Shed. Your child's login details can be found in their reading planner. The list of the words which your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2 can be found below in the document 'Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words'.

 

* P.E. lessons will be on Tuesday and Thursday. If your child wears earrings they will need to be removed by yourself or them prior to the sessions. Children are unable to participate when wearing earrings or any other kind of jewellery.

 

* Reading books need to be in school every day. Your child will read of specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions. Please ensure that your child reads at least 4 times at home each week and that this is recorded in their planner. 

 

* In the documents posted below you will find Year 2 Knowledge Organisers for English and Maths. These documents set out and explain all of the key vocabulary that will be covered during your child's time in Year 2, we hope that you find them useful. 

 

We are very much looking forward to working with your child during their time in Year 2. If your ever have an questions and queries, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Mrs Sharrock and the Year 2 Team

Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Word List

Powerpoint from Phonics Screening Test Information Evening

A power point to help with Cursive letter formation.

Maths Workshop-Guide for Parents.

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