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Year 2

Home Learning

 

Hi Year 2,

 

I hope you are all happy and well at home. I know that this might seem really strange us not being in school every day but I am still going to be sending you work tasks to do at home on a daily basis. So, find yourself a comfortable space to work, grab the work book that you brought home from school and get ready to learn from your new 'school at home' 

 

Use the 'Suggested Daily Timetable' to help you to structure your day and the 'Pick n Mix' document for your afternoon activities. Each morning I will be posting an English/Maths task here on our class web page for you to complete.

 

Keep logging into Spelling Shed and Timetable Rockstars and (with help from your parents) set up and account to Oxford Owl (the link is below) Here you will be able to read lots of books from our reading scheme and there are some activities for you to complete after reading each book too. 

 

Take care and see you soon

Mrs Sharrock smiley

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 5th June

Hi Year 2,

 

How is it Friday already?! It’s spelling test day today and you should know these words really well by now as you have had two weeks to practice them. Please ask somebody in your house to test you and then log into Spelling Shed where you will find your next set of spellings.

 

Before you start your English work today I would like you to look over your writing from yesterday and spend some time editing and improving it just like we do in class. Take a close look at your spellings. Are there any words that are on your Year 1 & 2 word list that you have spelt incorrectly? Is your use of capital letters and full stops correct? Look carefully at your letter formation too, are all letters sat on the line and are your letter sizes clear? Remember if you are joining your letters that capital letters stand alone and do not join. Use a pen to carefully do some editing of this piece of work before moving on to your task below.

 

Today I would like you to continue to read Sammy The Street Dog but in two sections. Firstly, read up to and including page 14 then think about;

Where had Sammy got to?

What do you think he might find if he goes inside?

Then, continue to read page 15. Sammy has had an exhausting time and has now fallen asleep. He has seen and heard some terrifying and very scary sights during the last few hours, what do you think Sammy might dream about as he drifts off to sleep? You could draw a picture of Sammy asleep with a thought bubble coming out of his head and draw in it a picture of what you think his dream might be. If you have an adult of older sibling with you it would be good idea to discuss your ideas with them first before you draw them.

 

Once you have drawn your ‘dream bubble’ I would like you to have a go at writing a short paragraph to describe Sammy’s dream. Use the word banks that you created earlier in the week to help you to use a range of adjectives.

 

For your Maths work today first I would like you to play the Funky Mummy game to practice your times tables. Click on the link below then select times tables and choose the ones you have been practicing. Have a few goes at playing the game using different times tables.

 

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

 

Your Maths video and worksheet for this week are posted below.

 

Please remember to try and get as much of your Great Fire of London Pick and Mix completed as you can ready for your new one next week.  I have also put a couple more activities on Purple Mash to recap work we have done on graphs and diagrams so you can have a go at those if you like too.

 

Have a wonderful weekend Year 2 and enjoy relaxing and spending time with your families. I miss you all very much but continue to be incredibly proud of you for all of your efforts with your home learning.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Friday

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 4th June

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope you are all having a great week so far and thank you to those of you who have been in touch to send me some work or to say hi on Purple Mash, it has been great to hear from you.

 

Please continue to read Sammy The Street Dog today just up to page 12. I am aware that some of you had some issues accessing the book yesterday, sorry about that! I have put it into a different format and you will find it with the documents at the bottom of the page. 

 

After reading the text please think about the following question,  why do you think people were getting on to boats? Please discuss this question with an adult or older sibling.

 

Then, I would like you to imagine that you were on one of the boats escaping from the fire. I have put some images on a document below which will help you with this task. I would like you to use the word banks that you have created over the last two days to help you to complete a piece of writing imagining that you are fleeing from the fire by boat. You will need to describe your thoughts, feelings and emotions as you look back at your city burning.  I have done an example below to help you out.

Quickly, I leapt on board my rickety, wooden boat and immediately breathed a huge sigh of relief at reaching safety. With sadness in my heart I instantly grabbed both oars and pushed myself out into the deep, murky waters of the Thames. I didn't want to look back as I was too scared as to what I might see. The shrieks and screams of my fellow Londers could still be heard even as I pushed myself out further, trying to block the deafening sounds from my ears. Slowly, I lifted my eyes and glimpsed at the once bustling, busy City that was now a bright, vibrant mass of flames before me. I felt so helpless, but I had to save myself if I hadn't had made an escape for it when I did, I most likely would never have got out alive! I took one last,
long look. Thick, grey smoke filled the London air, surely somebody, somehow could stop this almighty tragedy causing any more damage? I closed my eyes tightly and paddled faster than I have ever paddled before. Dirty, muddy water splattered all over my face, but it only added
to the fat, salty tears that were slowly rolling down my cheeks.

 

For your Maths work today I would like you to start off by playing the game below. It’s up to you whether you play the short or long version of the game and how many times you play  but please select ‘division facts for 2,5,10 and 3’, You have to answer the questions as quickly as you can to slow the traffic down then use the arrows to get safely across the road. I enjoyed playing this one.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/551/Division-Maths-Road-Hopper

 

Your Maths video and worksheet for today are posted below.  When completing the worksheet please record the whole number family for questions 1 and 3.

Have a great day you superstars, keep working hard and keep making my proud.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Thursday

Daily Learning – Wednesday 3rd June

***** I am aware that there have been some issues with some of you being unable to open Sammy The Street Dog, I'm sorry about this! I have managed to convert the file to a PDF format now and I have attached it below. Hopefully it will now work for all of you yes Please let me know via Purple Mash if there are any other issues with it. Apologies again, Mrs Sharrock *****

Good Morning Year 2,

Well, we’re half way through another week of home learning already! Well done to all of you for all of your continued hard work, I am incredibly proud of you all.

Today I would like you to continue reading ‘Sammy The Street Dog’ up to page 9 (the book is still posted with your work from Monday) and have a think about the following questions.

What happened during the time that Sammy had been asleep?

How do you think that Sammy felt when he woke up?

Knowing what you do about The Great Fire of London, how else could the people try to put the fire out?

 

I would then like you to think about your senses (smell, hear, see, touch) in relation to the fire. You might enjoy watching and listening to the video clip below to help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weEveQ4nz4g

 

There are two documents below, one is a ‘Great Fire word mat’ with some adjectives that might help you with your work today and the other is table where I would like you to record your work today. You can either print it out or ask an adult to draw a similar one in your work book for you.  I would like you to use detailed, extended sentences to describe each of the senses in the boxes. Here is a sentence of mine to get you started. Try to write at least two in each box. 

See –I can see bright, dazzling flames rapidly jumping from house to house as the illuminous fire spreads at lightning pace right before my eyes.

 

For your Maths this morning  I would like you to start off by playing the game below to practice your work on arrays and multiplication.

http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/earlymult/interactive/arrays/arraysframe.htm

I have then attached a document below with some questions on that I would like you to answer today. Please write your answers out into your book showing all of your working out.

 

Have a great day Year 2 and please remember to try and get all of your Great Fire of London work finished off this week ready to start our new topic next week.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Tuesday 2nd June – Daily Learning Tasks

Good Morning Year 2,

 

Thank you so much to all of you who got in touch on Purple Mash yesterday, it was so lovely to hear from you and to find out about all the fun that you have been having over the half term. It was great to see all of your hard work too, I’m very, very impressed with all of your efforts with your home learning Year 2, thank you so much for making me so proud and continuing to work so hard.

 

Yesterday in English you predicted what might happen in the book ‘Sammy The Street Dog’ and some of your predictions should have been based on what you already know about The Great Fire of London, well done if you made those links.

 

Today I would like you to read up to page 6 of the story (the book is with the documents from yesterday) and then you are going to complete a task requiring you to collect adjectives based on the theme of ‘fire’.  If you like, you might want to draw the outline of a fire or a flame on your page and then fill the space with a range of adjectives to describe the fire and the flames of The Great Fire of London. If possible I would like you to collect up to 20 different adjectives, but if you can do more then great s they will really help you out with your work for the rest of the week. Some of my favourite adjectives are; raging, ferocious, powerful, dangerous, dazzling, vicious, uncontrollable and hungry.

Why do you think I like to describe the flames of The Great Fire of London as hungry? Try and explain your answer to an adult or send it over to me on Purple Mash.

 

 

For Maths today there is a video and document posted below but I would like you to play the doubling game below. Start on level one then move into level 2.

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

I also posted some 'Time' activities on Purple Mash yesterday which will recap prior learning, have a go at them if you get chance.

 

You might also be interested in looking into and maybe taking part in '30 Days Wild' which is an annual event run by The Wildlife Trust every June. As we are all currently spending time outdoors and exploring our local green spaces I thought that this event may interest some of you. The idea behind the month long event is that every day you complete a fun, feel good challenge which brings you closer to nature and also helps your health and well being as well as the planet.  If you follow the link below and ask an adult to sign you/your family up you will be emailed a pack. Within the pack there are lots of ideas to get you started and also a 'home schooling' option too with different activities for you to try. We have signed up as a family and enjoyed collecting things for the 'Nature Table' activity on our daily walk yesterday as our first activity. Let me know if you sign up and what you get up to yes

https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1

 

Have a super duper day Year 2, I miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Maths - Tuesday

Monday 1st June - Daily Learning Tasks

Hi Year 2,

I very much hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families and that you had a well deserved rest over the half term holidays? The weather really has been amazing hasn’t it?! I hope that you have all been able to make the most of the glorious sunshine and get out and about with your families. Please send me an email on Purple Mash to let me know how you are and how your half term has been, you know how much I love to hear from you all.

 

 Let’s hope the good weather continues for us as we head into a new week and a new half term.

 

I hope that you have all been enjoying your Pick and Mix on The Great Fire of London? Thank you ever so much to those of you who have sent me over some of your work on Purple Mash, I have been incredibly impressed with your efforts. This week is going to be your last week working on your Great Fire of London Pick and Mix as I have a new one ready for you to start next week. So please try and finish off all of the tasks you have yet to complete on there over the next few days ready for a new topic next week. I’ll give you a clue, it’s another History topic.......but that’s all I’m saying!

 

In the meantime, here is a short Great Fire of London video which you may want to watch as we bring the topic to a close. It’s quite an old one but one that we would’ve watched in school together. I hope that you enjoy it.

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

 

For our English work for the beginning of this half term we are going to be looking at two books based on The Great Fire of London. The first one you will see posted as a document below and it is called Sammy The Street Dog. Before you even open the document have a think about the following questions:

When and where do you think the story is set?

Who is Sammy?

Who does Sammy belong to?

Why is Sammy called a ‘street dog’ in the title?

Then, please open the book by clicking the link but only look at the front cover as your first task on this text is going to be a prediction activity. Once you have seen the cover and thought about the questions above I would like you to complete a thought bubble based on what you think the book is about and what might happen in it. Now that you have seen what Sammy looks like you might also like to consider how he feels and why in your prediction and also what you think is going to happen to him in the story. Make sure you draw a thought bubble big enough to write in and try to use a range of different adjectives in your writing too. Use your knowledge of The Great Fire of London to help you with your prediction.

 

For your Maths today, please start by playing the multiples game below by choosing the 2,3,5 and 10 times tables. Remember if you are feeling confident with these now and know your multiplication and division facts for them then you should start to move on to your 4s and then 6s.

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

 

Your Maths lesson today is on the video and the document posted below.

 

Have a great day Year 2, keep smiling, keep working hard and keep making me proud. Try to get your work done quickly this morning so that you can get out and enjoy this glorious weather.

Mrs Sharrock

Maths-Monday

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 22nd May

Hi Year 2,

 

Well, today is your last day of home learning before the half term holidays, hasn’t this half term flown by?! Thank you so much to all of you for your continued efforts with your home learning and for all of the emails and photographs of work that you have sent over Purple Mash. I miss you all very much and being able to keep in touch with you and hear from you and your families via Purple Mash really does cheer me up, so thank you.

 

Today is spelling test day! Please ask somebody in your house to test you and then login to Spelling Shed to find your next set of spellings.

 

For your English work today we are going to focus on some Grammar work. If you follow the link below it will take you to Espresso. Login as usual and you will be on the ‘punctuation’ section. You may complete any of the activities within this section however I would like you to make sure that you complete the bottom two activities which are about apostrophes.

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item910313/grade1/index.html

 

I would then like you to open the Grammar and Punctuation document below. It is a test paper in a format that you will be very familiar with. You can either write the answers out into your book or talk them through with an adults or older sibling.

 

For your Maths work today I would like you to start off by following the links below which will take you to the Mathsframe website. There are a number of games which you can have a go at playing. When you go into each activity it will give you the option to choose from either 4 separate Year 2 Maths objectives or if you’re feeling confident you can select to cover all objectives at once. Please spend some time playing each of the games at different levels as these activities really work on the speed of your responses to mental calculations. I hope you enjoy playing them, my favourite is Marlon’s Magical Maths Misson!

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/383/Marlons-Magical-Maths-Mission-Multiplication

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

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

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/556/Maths%20Penalty%20Shoot-out

 

Below I have posted two maths word problem documents. I would like you all to have a go at the Superhero Challenge questions and show your working out in your book. The Mastery questions are ones which will really make you think about your times tables and challenge your mathematical thinking so I’d really like some of you to have a good go at these aswell. I would encourage you to talk your answers to the Mastery questions through with an adult and remember to always explain your reasoning, how/why do you know that your answer is correct. Good luck!

 

During half term next week I would really like you all to make sure that you have a break from your school work and enjoy some fun time with your family.smiley You have all worked incredibly hard on your home learning over this half term and it is important that you take some time out to rest and relax. I very much hope that the sun continues to shine for us all too so that we can all enjoy some fun in the sun.

 

That said, please try to keep reading as much as you can and you could also try writing book reviews or creating double bubbles/Venn diagrams using books you have read.  You might also like to use any of the links to website/activities/games that I have posted over recent weeks to keep you busy if you want and please keep practicing those timetables too.  I have attached the Year 2 key word list again as well as they are the words that you all should be able to read and spell by the time you leave Year 2, so please spend some time going through them if you can.

 

Have a lovely week off Year 2, I miss you lots but you all make me exceedingly proud. Fingers crossed for lots more sunshine for our half term week yes

Take care and I’ll be in touch again soon

Mrs Sharrock xxxheart

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 21st May

Hi Year 2,

 

It feels like we are ploughing through this week of home learning very quickly! Just today and tomorrow left then it’s half term and you can all have a well deserved rest from your work for a week.

 

Now that we have completed The Twits I would like you to complete a Book Review on it which is something that we use a lot in Year 2 as a way to of sharing our knowledge of the books we have read.  Below I have attached some formats which you may wish to print off and use if you can, or just copy the headings into your workbook and write underneath them. Remember to include your own thoughts and opinions on characters and the story plot and to give reasons on why/why you may not have liked the text. It’s really important when writing a review to use examples from the text as much as possible.

 

Thank you to those of you who sent over their number bonds problems to me, it was great to see how many of you engaged with the activity. I have attached the document below, please have a go at answering the questions that your friends have set and remember, try to record the whole number family where you can. Thanks again to those of you who took partsmileyyes

 

Today, I would like you continue with your work on 2D and 3D shape by following the link to Espresso below. Please play on the activities ‘2D faces on 3D shapes’ and both Venn diagram activities.

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

 

I have then put together some shape questions below for you. You can either write the answers out into your book or talk them through with an adult.

Have a super day Year 2, enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks - Wednesday 20th May

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope you are all safe and well at home with your families. Just a reminder that today is the last day for you to send me your number bonds problems on Purple Mash as tomorrow I will be posting the document so that you can all have a go at answering each other’s questions. If you haven’t sent me your question yet, please do and thank you again to those who have.

 

I hope that you have enjoyed being a Police Detective Inspector for the past few days in your English work and I’m sure that you have all produced some very impressive writing too. Please send me yours over on Purple Mash if you haven’t already as I’d love to see it.

 

Today we are going to complete a task which we have done in school several times before, when we compare similarities and differences between books that we have read.  If you remember, this year we have used Venn diagrams and double bubble formats to compare books by Julia Donaldson and Anthony Browne and we also compared the text Lost and Found to the Monty the Penguin Christmas advert too.

 

Below I have posted for you a blank double bubble format and a blank Venn diagram too so that you can either print one out or draw your own in your book to complete your work today. We are going to use The Twits by Roald Dahl and then you can choose another book of your choice to compare it with.  Think about your choice of text carefully as you need to be able to find similarities and differences between this book and The Twits.  I would recommend that if you have read any other Roald Dahl books or if an adult at home has read any to you, that you choose a different Roald Dahl text to compare.

 

I have completed a double bubble for you to look at which I have attached below using The Twits and George’s Marvellous Medicine. Remember, if you choose a double bubble, the bubbles in the middle are your similarities and the ones on the outside are your differences and if you choose to do a Venn, the section in the middle is your similarities and the outer areas are your differences.  When completing your task it might help if you think about:

The story plot (beginning, middle, end)

Characters (good, bad, nasty, kind)

The author (and the language that they use)

The illustrator

The setting (where the story happens)

The above headings should help you in finding your similarities and differences.

 

For your Maths work today you don’t need to write anything down! How great is that? I would like you to recap your learning on 2D and 3D shape by watching some videos and playing some games.

Remembering the properties of 3D shapes can often be quite tricky so here are some videos and some other activities that might help you to recap your knowledge before you move on to the tasks below.

Recogninsing 3D shapes https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zcsjqty

Properties of 3D shapes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zgqpk2p

 

The link below takes you to some activities on Espresso. Today I would like you to complete the naming 2D/3D shape activities and the properties of 2D/3D shape activities.  Please make a note of any shapes or properties that you were unsure of or did not know as you need to try and know these facts ready to go into Year 3.

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

I have also added some shape activities on Purple Mash for you to have a go at if you wish.

Have a wonderful day Year 2, I miss you

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

 

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 19th May

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope that you and all of your families are safe and well at home. The weather is really supposed to warm up from today onwards so try and get today’s home learning done this morning then you can get out in the garden, or even better why not do today’s work in the garden!smiley

 

Thank you so much to Alex, Charlie, Poppy, Isobel, Alice and Noah Harris who sent over their Maths problems to me yesterday yes. I’m going to post them for you all to have a go at on Thursday so if you haven’t completed this task yet, here is a reminder of what I asked you to do.

 

Think about your number bonds, both addition and subtraction facts for 10, 20 and 100. I would like you to write a word problem based on your knowledge of number bonds and send it over to me on Purple Mash. I will put all of the problems on a document and send them out so you can all answer each other’s problems.

 

Yesterday, you completed a task in the role of a Police Detective Inspector investigating the strange disappearance of Mr and Mrs Twit. I hope that you enjoyed completing this activity and that you were able to ask your questions to somebody in your family.

 

Today I would like you to use your work from yesterday to complete a Police Report as you continue in your role as a Detective Inspector. If you take a look at the documents below, I have completed a report for you to take a look at in role as ‘Detective Inspector Sharrock’ and then I have included another document with 3 different Police Report formats that you could use to complete today’s task. You may wish to print one off if you are able to, write the headings in your book or you could type your work out today for a change if you like.

 

Before you start your Maths today we’re going to have a bit of times tables practice. Follow the link below and click on either of the tables that you feel you need more practice on and have a little recap. Remember in Year 2 we need to know our 2, 3,5 and 10 times tables (multiplication and division facts) and once we know these confidently we move onto our 4s.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

Once you have had a recap, then play the speed test game. Highlight the tables you feel most confident with by clicking on the numbers, then click start. Your results are timed and recorded so this is an activity that you could keep coming back to. Good luck!

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

 

For your Maths work today I would like you to have a go at the arithmetic paper posted below. Write the questions out into your book and please remember to show all of your workings out. Once you have completed the arithmetic paper it would be useful if you could go through your answers with an adult or older sibling.

Enjoy your day Year 2 and keep working hard, I am incredibly proud of you all. And don't forget to send your Maths problems over to me please yes

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 18th May

Hi Year 2,

Monday is here again! I hope that you have enjoyed your weekend and relaxed and enjoyed time with your families. As I mentioned on Friday, this week would be our last week in school before half term, these weeks of home learning really are flying by aren’t they?! But with each week that passes I become more and more proud of the hard work and positive attitudes that you all have towards your home learning, you are all amazing.

 

Well, today we need to read the final chapter of The Twits but before you do, have a little think about what you think might happen in the last chapter and how the story will end. Then, once you have read it discuss with somebody at home if you think the story ending was effective? Was it what you expected?  Why or why not?

 

Today you are going to play the role of a Detective Inspector who is investigating the disappearance of Mr and Mrs Twit.  Imagine that you have walked into their house and found  ‘two bundles of old clothes, two pairs of shoes and a walking-stick,’ on the floor.  Then start to think about:

What would you think if you were Detective Inspector and saw this on the floor?

What could have happened to the Twits?

Who could you interview regarding the mystery?

Write a list of all the evidence that you as the Detective Inspector might see. (refer to the text)

How else does the room look when Fred the Gasman finds it?

Consider all the evidence that you would have and then use a mind map to come up with some ideas as that what could have happened to Mr and Mrs Twit.  Just like we do in school put a bubble in the middle of your page and then write your ideas around it.

 

Once you have completed your mind map, I would like you to think about who you could interview to find out more information. Who could you ask questions to and they might be able to help you solve this mystery? Choose a character from the story and then write them some questions like mine below.

When did you last see the people who live in this house?

What do you know about the people who live in this house? How would you describe them?

Could you tell me about any strange goings on in this house recently?

Do you recognise these glasses or this walking stick?

Once you have written your questions maybe you could ask somebody in your house to do some role play with you and you could interview them as the Detective Inspector?

 

All of today’s work will be used to help you with your work tomorrow so keep it safe.

Your last set of Guided Reading questions for The Twits are below.

 

To warm up for your maths today I would like you to think about your number bonds, both addition and subtraction facts for 10, 20 and 100. I would like you to write a word problem based on your knowledge of number bonds and send it over to me on Purple Mash. I will put all of the problems on a document and send them out so you can all answer each other’s problems.

Here is an example:

I have 20 Pokemon cards and give 11 to Charlie. How many cards do I have left? Write the number sentence and the rest of the number family if you can.

Once you have done this, watch the video and answer the questions below for your work today.

 

Have a super Monday Year 2. I miss you all very much.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths - Monday

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 15th May

Hi Year 2,

Friday is here again and you are nearing the end of another successful week of home learning which is a huge achievement for you all. Next week would actually be our last week in school before half term and I cannot believe how quickly that time has flown by. Huge well done to you all for working so hard this week, I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you.

 

I have continued to receive some fantastic Great Fire of London work on Purple Mash this week, Hollie completed a superb timeline and Poppy sent over a brilliant video of her being a newspaper reporter, I was so impressed! Please keep them all coming.

 

Today is spelling test day so please ask somebody in your family to test you on your words for this week and then login to Spelling Shed to find your words for next week.

 

We are only two chapters away from finishing The Twits now which is an incredible achievement for you all! Today I would just like you to read the chapter ‘The Monkeys Escape’. In this chapter Muggle Wump and his family build ‘a marvellous tree house in the tallest of trees’ and I would like you to get creative in your task today and design their tree house.  You could simply draw your ideas or  you could even do this task outside by using materials from your garden and either sticking them to a piece of paper or by creating a design in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, the artist that we looked at earlier in the year.  It is totally up to you how you choose to present your tree house. Once you have completed your design, describe it to somebody in your family then you may wish to add labels or a descriptive paragraph however both these are optional tasks as I would like you to enjoy designing your tree houses today and if you can, I would love for you to share them with me on Purple Mash too.

 

Here is the link to some additional grammar, punctuation and spelling activities which you can play at any point that you like. They are great games and when you play your progress is saved so that next time you log in you will be building on prior learning or spending more time working on areas which you need to improve on. I hope that you enjoy playing them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzdp4pg8

 

For your Maths work today your video and worksheet are posted below. Before you get started have a go at these two games. One will recap your work on place value and the other is on odd and even numbers.

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

 

It looks like we have some good weather coming our way this weekend so get outside and enjoy the fresh air as much as you can with your families. I hope that you all have a lovely weekend and a well deserved rest after working so hard this week.

Take care Year 2, I miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Friday-Maths

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 14th May

Hi Year 2,

Another week of home learning really is flying by isn’t it? I know that you are all continuing to work incredibly hard at home and I cannot tell you how proud I am of each and every one of you. Every time I receive an email from you or your parents telling me how you are getting on at home or when I see that you have completed another 2Do on Purple Mash I cannot help but beam with pride. You really are all superstars! Thank you all so, so much for your continued hard work, keep it up!

 

Well, we are nearing the end of The Twits now and I have been so pleased to hear that you have all been enjoying reading it. Today I would like you to read the next two chapters, ‘The Ravens Swoop Over’ and ‘The Twits are Turned Upside Down’ which are great chapters to read! At this point in the story we have now learnt an awful lot about the characters within it and hopefully you have picked up on and used some of the vocabulary and phrases which Roald Dahl has used throughout the text to describe them. Your task today is to create a character profile about either Mr or Mrs Twit (of course, if you want to do one for each of them then you can) I have attached documents below to give you an idea of the type of format that we would use in school to help us to write a character profile. When creating yours, make sure that you include a picture which you could label if you want, along with headings to describe different aspects of your character such as how they look and their personality. Please make sure that you use words, phrases and vocabulary from the text too to help you with your description.

 

Your Guided Reading questions for today are below. You may have spotted that I actually posted these in error yesterday then replaced them half way through the day, whoops, silly me! Anyway, the right ones for today are below.

 

For your Maths work today I would like you to start off by watching this video about counting on in tens, watching it really made me smile and I hope it does you too.

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

Then take the numbers below and count back in 10s before watching the video and completing your work for the day.

87                                        64                                59                                        72                                         91

 

The rest of your Maths work is on the video and document below.

Have a great day Year 2,

Take care, I miss you all lots, Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths - Thursday

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 13th May

Hi Year 2,

 

Thank you so much to all of you for continuing to work so hard on your home learning this week, I am incredibly proud of you all for all of your hard work and efforts. The work that you are continuing to complete on Purple Mash is very impressive and I have put on some more 2Dos to get on with if you wish. I have added a couple of new Maths games based on work you have done over the last few weeks which I hope that you enjoy. Please try where you can to complete some of your Great Fire of London work each afternoon too and keep sending me over photographs and updates of your work by emailing me on Purple Mash.

 

For your English work today I would like you to read the chapters ‘The Carpet Goes on The Ceiling’ and ‘The Furniture Goes Up’. They are great chapters to read and some of the vocabulary and word choices made by Roald Dahl are very clever and entertaining.

 

As you read through the chapters I would like you to pick out the pieces of information which tell you what items are being put on the ceiling, as part of your task is to draw a picture of Mr and Mrs Twit’s upside down living room, making sure that you include all of the items mentioned in the story in your picture.  Once you have done this you can complete one of two tasks (or do both if you’re up for the challenge!)

 

You could label all of the items in your picture using two adjectives to describe every noun e.g large, comfy sofa. Then, if you fancy stretching yourself today, draw Mr and Mrs Twit coming back into the house with speech bubbles coming out of their mouths. Imagine how they might respond to the sight of their living room being on the ceiling! Try if you can to have one of them saying a question sentence and one of them saying an exclamation sentence.

 

Your Guided Reading questions for today are below. 

 

To get you started on your Maths work today I would like you to recap you previous learning on 2D and 3D shape. Start off on the Bronze level and see how far you can get.

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

Then complete your Maths task for today by watching the video and completing the document below.

 

Keep working hard Year 2, I’m incredibly proud of you all and miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Wednesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 12th May

Good morning Year 2,

 

Thank you to those of you who sent me emails and photographs of your VE Day work and celebrations yesterday, I absolutely loved seeing them and finding our about your weekends, it was lovely to hear from you all. 

 

Today I would like you to read the chapter, ‘The Great Glue Painting Begins’. There is a great picture of page 64 of all of the birds flying around and painting the ceiling, you may draw a similar picture if you wish to help you with your work today. In the text, Roald Dahl mentions 4 types of birds; buzzards, magpies, rooks and ravens. Today I would like you to use verbs, adverbs and adjectives to describe the birds in sentences.

 

Watch the videos and play the games below to remind you of what verbs and adverbs are and how to use them in your writing.

 

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

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

 

Then, collect some adjectives, verbs and adverbs in your book which you could use to describe the birds. Here are a few to get you started.

 

Adjectives – smooth, shiny, sleek, feathery

Verbs – swooped, glided, circled, hovered

Adverbs – quickly, slowly, speedily, mischievously

 

Once you have done this, take each of the four types of birds and create a sentence using adjectives, a verb and an adverb. Here is mine for The Roly Poly Bird, you can do The Roly Poly Bird too if you like.

The colourful, elegant Roly Poly Bird soared cautiously around Mr Twit’s ceiling.

 

Your Guided Reading questions for today are on posted on your work from yesterday.

 

For your Maths lesson today, please write down all of your x3 table  up to 12, including division and multiplication facts. E.g.

3 x 6 = 18    6x3=18    18/3 = 6    18/ 6 = 3

 

Then watch the video and answer the questions on the document below. I have also put together some additional Maths questions for you to have a go at today, or if not today then maybe give them a try on another day this week. They are posted below, let me know how you get on with them. yes

 

As an optional task today, you might want to have a go at this Science activity recapping our work on Habitats from earlier in the year. Follow the link and then when asked the select a topic choose ‘Habitats’ start off on the bronze level and see how you get on.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/galaxy-pugs?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.com%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzn7bscw

 

Have a great day Year 2, I miss you all  very much

Mrs Sharrock 

Maths-Tuesday

Home Learning Tasks - Monday 11th May

Hi Year 2,

 

Happy Monday morning to you all and welcome to another week of home learning. I hope that you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend with your families, the weather on Friday and Saturday really was amazing wasn’t it?

 

We celebrated VE Day on Friday afternoon with a ‘Stay at Home’ Street Party on our street. It was lovely, everybody decorated their houses and all of our neighbours were out on their drives eating party food and listening to music and we even played bingo and did a quiz. I’ve never had a social distancing street party before but we all stayed safe and really enjoyed it, it’s certainly a party I will never forget! I’d love to hear how you celebrated at home with your families and how you got on with the work that I set you last week about VE Day, so please get in touch on Purple Mash and let me know.

 

It seems a long time ago since I last set you a piece of work on The Twits, so just to remind you, we’re now up to ‘Muggle Wump Has An Idea’ and this is the chapter that I would like you to read today. This is a great chapter as the story builds up to something funny and exciting happening. I’d like you to have a think about Muggle Wump’s plan and what you know about it from what you have read in the story so far. What does he plan to do to Mr and Mrs Twit and why does he want to do this?

 

Once you have thought about these parts of the story, it might be useful to discuss them with an adult or older sibling as it’s always good to talk through and discuss our ideas before we start writing, I want you to predict what is going to happen next. The following chapter is called ‘The Great Glue Painting Begins’, without reading ahead I would like you to write the opening of the next chapter.  Think about which room they might go into and what they might choose to glue and why? 

 

Your Guided Reading questions for today and tomorrow are below so just pick out the ones relevant to today's chapter and answer those. 

 

 

For Maths today, I would like you to recap your number bonds to 10,20 and 100. If you feel like number bonds is something that you need more practice on then have a go at this activity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwv39j6/articles/zx3982p

If you’re pretty confident and want to test your speed then play this game. Have a go at addition and subtraction facts for 10,20 and 100.

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

 

Your maths lesson for today is on the video and your work in on the document below.

 

I hope that you enjoy completing your work today Year 2 and I also hope that you have been able to make a start on your Great Fire of London tasks? I popped a few activities on Purple Mash related to The Great Fire and Charlie completed a super piece of writing on there last week which I was very impressed with. Keep sending things over to me, I cannot tell you how much it makes me smile receiving messages from you all.

Have a lovely day Year 2, I miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxxx

Maths - Monday

Useful Links

 

Oxford Owl Reading

 

 

Here is a link to a free online reading scheme with a variety of children's e-books.

(click the picture to begin)

 

Phonicsplay

 

 

Click on the picture to access phonics games.

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Welcome to Year 2-2019/20

Welcome to the Year 2 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.

 

Spring Term

For the first half of the Spring Term our topic will be a Geography focus as we investigate our local area by using maps, planning routes and identifying various features of our local landscape. Linked to this we will also be creating art work in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. During the second half of the Spring Term we will begin to look at the history of our local area as we research what life was like in Walkden 100 years ago. As part of this work we will be visiting Walkden Library on Monday 24th February to look at all of the old maps and photographs which they have.

 

Class Assembly Date - 

Friday 28th February

 

Class Charity Update -

Thank you all for purchasing tickets, photographs and DVD downloads of our Nativity 'A Midwife Crisis'. On Thursday 6th February a representative from our class charity 'Guide Dogs' will be coming into Year 2 for us to present them with the money that we have raised. They will also be bringing a working Guide Dog with them and the children will be using pre written questions to find out more about our chosen charity and the work that they do.

 

Important Information

 

* Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. Homework will be predominately Maths at the beginning of the year and will link directly to the work that the children have been completing in class that week, although some of it may be consolidation of previous learning. As the year progresses the children will bring home grammar and comprehension tasks and also SATs style questions to support them in preparing for their SATs tests in May.

 

* 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. Lists of all Year 1/2 spellings which they will be tested on can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

* P.E. lessons will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. 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. 

 

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 2 SATs Information Evening 2020

Spring Term Newsletter 2020

A power point to help with Cursive letter formation.

Maths Workshop-Guide for Parents.

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