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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 – Monday 13th July

Good Morning Year 2,

Well, I really cannot believe that this is your last week in Year 2, how quickly have the weeks flown by?! I know that it has been very sad how our last few months together have turned out but I really want you all to know how incredibly proud myself and Mrs Gibson are of you for all of your efforts and hard work in Year 2. We were only talking last week of some of the wonderful memories that we have of our time with you all, my favourite was the African drumming and dancing session and Mrs Gibson’s was when The Guide Dog charity came in to visit. However, we both agreed that your Nativity performance this year of A Midwife’s Crisis really was phenomenal, one of our best yet! So thank you Year 2 for making our time with you so special and enjoyable.

 

Mr Kingsley has posted an induction video on our website introducing him and your Year 3 classroom. If you haven’t seen the video yet then check it out.

https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/y3-induction-2020/

 

 

This week in English we are going to carry out some activities which will help you to prepare for moving into Year 3. I would like you to listen to the story of The Cautious Caterpillar by following the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG-Q2ZL3w_Y

It might be useful to share it with an adult or older sibling as you might want to discuss the characters thoughts and feelings at different points within the story. Once you have listened to the story there is an activity below, please follow the instructions on the top of the sheet to complete the task.

 

For your Maths this week we are going to look at a different Maths topic each day and I created some problems related to the topic below. You don’t need to do all of the problems, but obviously you can if you want to. Today we are going to revise our work on fractions. Play the fractions game on Karate Cats first to warm yourself up.

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

Have a wonderful day Year 2, I miss you very much,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 14th July

Good morning Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home. Yesterday you looked at the story of The Cautious Caterpillar and completed an activity about the thoughts and feelings of Cody the Caterpillar. Today there is a comprehension task for you to complete based on the story from yesterday. Please read the comprehension text first then there are 3 sets of questions for you to choose from, level 1 being easier and level 3 being more challenging. Good luck!

 

We are going to continue with our Maths problems today by focusing on money. Here is the link to some of the games that you played during your work on money a few weeks ago. Have a go at playing some of the games again before you complete the problems for today. As I said yesterday, you don’t need to do them all, just do what you can.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

Have a brilliant day Year2,

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 15th July

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are all having a lovely week.

As I mentioned on Monday, your work for this week is helping you to prepare for your transition into Year 3. I know that Mr Kingsley is really looking forward to getting to know you all and have you in his class next year and I have spent lots of time telling him all about you and how lucky he is to be teaching you all next year. If you have any questions at all about next year that you would like to ask me or Mr Kingsley, please make sure that you get in touch with us on Purple Mash.

There is a booklet below that I would like you to complete today which is all about yourself and your transition into Year 3.  Before you complete it please have a go at playing an English game, the link is below. I really like the Karate Cats games and know that many of you have enjoyed playing them too, if you get chance over the summer holidays I would encourage you to keep playing them to help to keep your brain active and also to help you to prepare for moving into Year 3 too.

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

 

We are continuing with our problem solving work in Maths today with a focus on multiplication and division. Here is the link to some of the games that you have played before based on this topic. My favourite is Stone Age Stu, have a go at that one if you like.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division

 

Have a super day Year 2,

I miss you lots, Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 16th July

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families.

Today I would like you to write a letter to Mr Kingsley, telling him all about you and the things you enjoy doing and also what you are looking forward to about Year 3. Below is a plan that you might wish to use to help you in writing your letter.

Section 1 – Describe yourself. Write about your family and friends and the things that you like doing both in and out of school.

Section 2 – Write about the subjects you enjoy and things that you enjoy learning about in school. Include anything that you might be looking forward to about Year 3.

Section 3 – Put in this section the things you would like to get better at or improve in Year 3. What targets are you going to set yourself and how are you going to achieve them?

Remember to write who the letter is to and also who it is from and try to include some questions to ask Mr Kingsley too. Use a range of adjectives to describe and also conjunctions to extend your sentences.

If you would like to send me a copy of your letter on Purple Mash I will make sure that I pass it on to Mr Kingsley for you.

 

Your Maths problems today are based on addition and subtraction. Play some of the games as a warm up by following the link below. Please have a go at ‘Funky Mummy’, ‘Smoothie Maker’ and ‘100 hunt’

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/addition.html

Your worksheets for today are below, have a go at completing as much of it as you can.

Have a great day!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 17th July

Hi Year 2,

Well, today is your last day in Year 2! As I said in my message to you on Monday, it really does make me sad how this school year has turned out and I have missed you all an awful lot during the last few months. Thank you so much to you all for your continued hard work with your home learning. Seeing your work and receiving messages from you on Purple Mash really has brightened my days so thank you so much to all of you who have done that and huge thanks also to your parents too who have had to turn into your teachers over recent months. They’ve done a fantastic job.

 I am exceedingly proud of you all and cannot wait to see you all back in school in September. You’ll have to walk past the Year 2 door to get to your new classroom so I will expect to see huge waves and smiles from you all as you pass me on your way to Year 3.

As today is our last day of the school year, we would usually be having toy day and enjoying playing with our friends, so I am just going to set you a few online games to play today as it would be a bit mean of me to set you lots of work! However, there are two documents posted below which are booklets of Maths and English activities which are especially for children moving into Year 3 so you may wish to have a go at some of the work either today or during the summer holidays.

 

Karate Cats Maths – have a go at the place value, fractions and multiplication and division activities.

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

 

Have a go at playing some of the grammar games on Espresso too.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e1_grammar/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedrecently-viewed

Login – 22316

Password – abc123

 

Have a super day Year 2 and enjoy your summer holidays. You have been a wonderful class who me and Mrs Gibson have thoroughly enjoyed teaching. We have missed you all very much and can’t wait to see you all back in school in September.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Daily Learning Tasks - Monday 6th July

Good morning Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home with your families. This week is our Virtual Sports Week!  I sent information out to your parents about this a few weeks ago and I really hope that you are all able to take part and earn points for your house. Please send me your results each day by emailing me on Purple Mash, I will very much look forward to hearing from you all, good luck!

 

This week we are going to continue working on The Queen’s Knickers in our English work. Here is the link to the video in case you would like to watch it again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKtVg0GXAc

 

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 quite a bit of lately and it’s something that you will do more of in Year 3. 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.

 

Your Maths work for this week is going to be about position and direction. In Year 2 you need to be able to know and use whole, ½, ¼ and ¾ turns and also be confident in using the terms clockwise and anticlockwise. Watch this video as it will help you with using and understanding these phrases.

 

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item883139/grade1/module883106/index.html

Espresso login: 22316

Password: abc123

Your Maths video and worksheet for your work today are posted below.

 

Have a brilliant day Year 2, I don’t forget to send me your Virtual Sports Week results on Purple Mash.

I miss you all very much!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Monday

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 7th July

 

Good Morning Year 2,

 

Thank you to those of your who sent me your Virtual Sports Week results over on Purple Mash yesterday, I was really pleased to see that so many of you had taken part. Good luck with today’s challenge!

 

Yesterday in your English work you started to plan a letter, inviting the Queen to visit our school. 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. Make sure that you include a range of adjectives and conjunctions in your letter as you try to encourage and persuade the Queen to visit James Brindley.

 

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 wonderful 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 listener at 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, 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

 

Yesterday, we started to look at position and direction. Before you begin today’s work I would like you to log in to Espresso and play the games in the ‘Position and Direction’ section. There are 4 games and I would like you to have a go at playing each one.

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

 

Your video and worksheet are posted below.

Have a super duper day Year 2 and good luck with your Virtual Sports Week Challenge!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Tuesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning Year 2,

 

Good luck with your Virtual Sports Week challenge today! Don’t forget to send me over your scores on Purple Mash so that I can add them to the overall total.

 

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 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!

 

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!

 

For your Maths work today we are going to continue with our work on position and direction but before you do please play the game on the link below called ‘Find The Start Time’ which requires you to tell the time and solve problems.

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/119/find-the-start-time

 

Your Maths video and worksheet for today are posted below.

 

Enjoy your day Year 2 and good luck with your Virtual Sports Day Challenge!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Wednesday

Daily Learning – Thursday 9th July

 

Good Morning Year 2,

I hope that you are enjoying taking part in our Virtual Sports Day this week. Please remember to send me over your scores once you have completed today’s challenges.

 

Yesterday in English you created a character for your own story using the idea of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. Today I would like you to watch the video and listen to the story again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKtVg0GXAc

 

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. 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 Wednesday)
  • 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.

 

To start off your Maths work today, please play the Position and Direction games on Karate Cats by following the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/karate-cats2?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzf4sscw

There is no video for your lesson today but below there is a worksheet linked to your learning from this week below.

Have a great day everybody and good luck with your Virtual Sports Day Challenge!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 10th July

 

Good morning Year 2!

Friday is here again and it is the last day of our Virtual Sports Week. I really hope that you have enjoyed taking part in the challenges this week and earning points for your House. Please send me over your scores from your challenges today on Purple Mash and I will announce the winning House on Monday once I have calculated all of the scores. Good luck and thank you for taking part.

 

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

 

This week in English we have been continuing with our work on ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ and you have spent time creating characters and planning your own story based on the format of ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ Today I would like you to write  the beginning of your story. I have done an example below of writing and opening paragraph for my story describing my character and then a second paragraph about the maid losing the precious items. Have a read of mine below then try to use your story map from yesterday to write the opening to your story. You can write the whole story if you really want to!

 

Sat high up on the hillside 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.

 

To complete your work on position and direction for this week there is an activity sheet below that I would like you to complete with questions related to your work from this week on position and direction. Before you do though I would like you to have a recap your ‘statistics’ work by playing on the games on this section on Karate Cats.

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

 

Thank you for another wonderful week of home learning Year 2. If we were in school, next week would be our last week together before the summer holidays, I really cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by!

Have a wonderful weekend Year 2, I miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 29th June

Good morning Year 2,

 

I hope that you are all safe and well and that you have had a lovely weekend with your family.

 

At the end of last week you spent time planning to write your diary in role as Boxton. Spend some time looking over your work from Thursday and Friday to refresh your memory as today you are going to make a start on writing your diary entry. Remember the key points that I mentioned to you last week about writing a diary entry; it has to be in first person and it has to be in the past tense. Today I would just like you to have a go at writing your first two sections, using your plan to help you. I have written my diary entry below for your to have a look at. I have written all four sections for you though so you can see how my diary entry follows my plan. You will write sections 3 and 4 tomorrow.

Eventually, we found what we thought was the perfect place to stay and happily we set up our cosy bed on the floor of a baker's shop in Pudding Lane. Greedily, we nibbled on crumbs of bread that we found scattered across the floor then once our tummies were full we settled down to snooze in front of the blazing, crackling fire. How perfect it was!

 

 

Ooooouch!!!!!! Next thing I knew I was being woken from my peaceful sleep by that pesky rat friend of mine digging his teeth into my head. I leapt to my feet quickly and as I began
to wake up I realised that something wasn't quite right. I rubbed my eyes but still couldn't see clearly as there was a misty fog blurring my vision, it was smoke! Instantly I was hit
by an overwhelming heat, there was a fire! In fact it was the baker's shop that was on fire! I could feel Vlad clinging tightly to my fur. I could feel the fear in his grasp, I was petrified too but I knew I had to get us out of there and I had to move quickly. I spotted a gap in the door, I knew it was going to be a tight squeeze but somehow I managed to fit us both through the tiny space.

 

 

We stumbled out onto the usually quiet Pudding Lane but surprisingly the streets were full of hustle and bustle. It didn't take me long to realise that this destructive fire had spread at an alarming rate and that all the wooden houses on Pudding Lane were ablaze as the deadly flames were leaping quickly from house to house destroying everything in their path.

 

 

I could hear Vlad yelling at me to run which I started to do. I ran faster than I have ever run before, dodging mud, leaping over puddles, scampering along cobbles until eventually we reached he safety of the River Thames. My heart pounded heavily in my chest and I could hear Vlad panting. We both collapsed into a heap by the edge of the cool, refreshing
waters absolutely exhausted as we watched people frantically trying to escaping the man eating fire.

 

For Maths this week we are going to be looking at 2D and 3D shapes. To start off have a go at playing the sorting shapes game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/carroll-diagrams/2d-shapes

Your video and worksheet for today are below.

 

Have a super day Year 2! I hope that you are all continuing to work well on your Pick and Mix, please send me some of your work over on Purple Mash too, I would love to see it! I miss you all very much.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Maths-Monday

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 30th June

Good morning Year 2,

Today we are going to finish off writing our diary entry. Firstly, I would like you to read through your work from yesterday and have a go at editing it like we would in school. Take a different coloured pen or pencil and check your sentence structure, spellings and punctuation. You might also want to change some of your word choices and adjectives to make your writing more effective.

 

Once you have done your editing, your task for today is to write the last two sections of your diary entry.  Take a look at your plan and to help you out before you start please make sure that you read through the diary entry that I wrote which you will find with your work from yesterday. Remember when you are completing your work that it has to be in first person and it has to be in the past tense.

 

Before we continue our Maths work on shape today I would like you to play the shape games on BBC Karate Cats.

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

Your Maths video and worksheet are posted below.

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

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

 

Maths - Tuesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 1st July

Good Morning Year 2,

 

Today we are going to start a new text which is linked to your current Pick and Mix based on The Queen.  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 sharing with Year 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKtVg0GXAc

 

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.

 

honest                            kind                              caring                     considerate                    helpful

                 loving                       respectful                    trustworthy                     hardworking

 

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!

 

Before your Maths work today I would like you to warm up by playing the ‘Mostly Postie’ game to practise reading scales using grams and kilograms. Please play the games ‘Answers in steps of 100g’ ‘Answers in steps of 50g’ and ‘Answers in steps of 10g’

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

 

You will find your Maths video and worksheet based on shapes below.

 

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

Mrs Sharrock xxx
 

 

Maths-Wednesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 2nd July

Hi Year 2,

Today we are going to continue with our work based on ‘The Queen’s Knickers’. You might want to re watch the story 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!

 

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 precious and special.

 

Before your Maths work today I would like you to warm up by playing the ‘Capacity Countdown’ game to practise reading scales using grams and kilograms. Please play the games ‘Answers in steps of 100ml’ ‘Answers in steps of 50ml’ and ‘Answers in steps of 10ml’

 

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

 

Your video and worksheet for today are below.

 

Have a brilliant day Year 2!

Mrs Sharrock

Maths - Thursday

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 3rd July

Good morning Year 2,

Friday is here again and you have completed another week of home learning. Well done to you all and thank you so much for working so hard. Today is spelling test day so please ask an adult or older sibling to test you at home then log in to Spelling Shed to find your spellings for the coming week.

 

In the story of The Queen’s Knickers, the Queen has different knickers for different occasions. Have a look back at the story if you like to remind you of some of the different knickers that she has. 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 draw the knickers and 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.  Once you have designed your knickers, I would like you to 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!’

 

Before you start your maths today please log in to Espresso to play the Properties of Shapes games. You can play whichever games that you like within this section.

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

Login: 22316

Password: abc123

There are two Maths sheets for you to choose from today, Level 1 is easier and Level 2 is more challenging, you can pick which one you would prefer to do. 

 

Thank you for working so hard this week Year 2. Please continue working on your Pick and Mix in the afternoons and as always, share it with me on Purple Mash if you can.

Have a wonderful weekend, I miss you all very much.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 22nd June

Hi Year 2,

 

I’ve hope that you’ve all had a lovely weekend.

 

We are going to continue using the text Vlad and The Great Fire this week so you may want to watch the videos or read the story again on the documents posted on last weeks work to refresh your memory. Today we are going to look at the characters of Vlad and Boxton and how they are similar/different. On Friday you wrote some questions that you would ask Vlad, so we are going to build on that today as I would like you to consider how Vlad and Boxton may answer my questions below and if they would feel and react in the same or different ways. I’ve written some example answers on the first two for you and then some notes on the others to help you. I’d like you to have a go at answering all of the questions in role as both Vlad and Boxton and think about how their answers would be similar or different. You may wish to talk your responses through with somebody or write them out.

 

How do you feel about living on the streets of London?

Vlad: As long as I’m in the fur between Boxton’s ears I don’t care where I live.

Boxton: It’s tough finding someone safe for both me and Vlad to live and wherever we settle nobody seems to like me.

 

How easy is it to find food on the streets?

Vlad: Boxton is great at finding me tasty humans to feast on!

Boxton: It’s hard, there isn’t much food about at the moment, the best feast I’ve had recently was the crumbs on the floor of Pudding Lane bakery.

 

What were your first thoughts when you realised the bakery was on fire?

*Remember, Vlad woke up first then had to jump on Boxton to wake him up, then Boxton struggled to squeezed through the door *

 

How did it feel running through the streets of London?

*Remember, there was a huge explosion and Boxton had to run fast with Vlad clinging on to his fur*

 

What did you think when you saw the man burying things in his garden?

*Remember, Boxton found some cheese crumbs to nibble on*

 

Last week we focused on money in our Maths work and I would like us to continue with this work today.  Please log in to Espresso and play the ‘Ordering  coins’ and ‘Ordering combinations of coins’ games.

Login-22316

Password-abc123

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item849256/grade1/index.html

 

Below I have posted some documents with some money problems on. There are 3 different levels of questions with level 1 being easier and level 3 being more challenging. You may either have a go at the ones you feel most comfortable with or challenge yourself and do them all. Please remember to show all of you working out. Good luck!

 

Have a super day Year 2 and please keep working hard on your new Pick and Mix.

Take care

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 23rd June

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are ok and safe and well at home with your families. Over the next few days we are going to do some work on diaries and diary writing and as part of that I would like you to complete a comprehension exercise based on the diary of Samuel Pepys. I hope that as part of your Great Fire of London work you found out about Samuel Pepys and the famous diary that he wrote.  Before you complete the comprehension I would like you to think about;

Why do people write diaries?

Samuel Pepys wrote some of his diary in a secret code, why do you think this was?

 

Below there are 3 comprehension documents, level 1 being easier and level 3 being more challenging. Have a look and see which one you would like to do. Remember to underline the answers when you find them in the text and copy spellings correctly when you are using them in your answers. 

 

For your Maths today I would like you to log in to Espresso again but today I would like you to play the ‘adding coins up to £2’ and ‘adding coins up to £2 challenge’ games.

Login-22316

Password-abc123

https://central.esp

resso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity_index/item849256/grade1/index.html

 

I have then created some money questions for you to complete below. For some of the questions there are two different calculations that you will need to do in order to find your answer and they will really challenge your thinking. Try to have a go at them all if you can or just try to do some. If you only manage a few, that’s absolutely fine, but please play the ‘Pay For It’ game. The link is below.

 

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

Have a super day Year 2, keep working hard. I miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 24th June

Good morning Year 2,

Today we are going to continue to think about diary writing. Diaries are often a place where people write thoughts, feelings and secrets that they might not want other people to know about. Diaries tend to be a record of the day and are often written at the end of the day, traditionally before bedtime. They would be written in the past tense (as the events people are writing about have already happened) and in the first person (this is the person who is writing/telling their story by writing about themselves or events that have happened to them).

 

Today, I would like you to have a go at writing a diary entry. You might want to write about a day at the weekend, a day recently when something fun or exciting has happened or maybe just write about yesterday as it’s fresh in your mind. When writing your diary entry you must remember that you are writing it in first person like I mentioned above. So you will need to use ‘I’ or possibly ‘we’ if you are writing about somebody else as well as yourself. You must also write in the past tense as you are writing about something that has already happen. These are really important features of your diary and writing in this way is something that we all need to be able to do in Year 2.

 

Please also remember to order events in the correct sequence in your diary and also include your thoughts, feelings and emotions as well as a range of adjectives and conjunctions as usual. I would love to see some of your diary entries so please share them with me on Purple Mash if you can. 

 

Start off your Maths by playing this game today

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-money-and-mean.html#MMATCH

You will need to make totals using the correct amount of coins. You may choose whichever level you like to have a go at, but try and challenge yourself if you can.

For the rest of your Maths work you are going to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and buy some sweet treats! I have posted two documents below, the level 1 activity will require you to buy some sweets and then as an extra challenge find the change from £1 and the level 2 activity follows the same format but will challenge you to find change from £2. For both activities you will need to use column strategies and for level 2 you will need to be confident in carrying your tens when you are adding. Have a go at which ever sheet you feel most comfortable with and try your best to complete as many questions as you can.

 

Have a great day Year, keep working hard, I am very proud of you all!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks-Thursday 25th June

Good Morning Year 2,

 

I hope that you enjoyed writing your diary yesterday. Today we are going to continue thinking about personal thoughts and feelings that people write in their diaries.

 

In the story of Vlad and The Great Fire, Boxton doesn’t speak so perhaps he would be happier writing down what has happened to him and his thoughts and feelings. I would like you to think about the things that Boxton does or things that happen to him throughout the story and consider how he feels about all of these things.

 

Please draw a picture of Boxton in the middle of your page as you are going to create a mind map of his feelings. For example, these are the different points in the story when I think Boxton’s thoughts and feelings would be different;

1. sleeping   2. getting bitten  3. running,    4. escaping    5. eating    6. listening to Vlad

 

Around Boxton I would draw 6 little thought bubbles using the headings above and list some adjectives to describe his thoughts and feelings at that point of the story underneath the heading. For example under my heading of ‘running’ I might write; weary, breathless, exhausted and feels like giving up. If you don't want to draw thought bubbles, you could just simply create short lists using the heading I have provided above. 

 

This work will help you greatly with the tasks that you are going to complete over the next few days.

 

For your Maths work today I would like you to start off by clicking the link below to watch the video and have a go at answering the money problem questions.

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-count-money-year-2-money-learning-video-clip/

There are 3 documents below with some questions on, level 1 has easier questions and the questions on level 3 are more challenging. Choose which set of questions that you would like to do and show all of your working out.

Have a super duper day Year 2

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 26th June

Hi Year 2,

Friday is here again and you have successfully completed another week of home learning, well done! Today is spelling test day so please ask somebody at home to test you on your spellings and log in to Spelling Shed to find your words for next week.

 

Yesterday you completed a task which required you to collect adjectives to describe Boxton’s thoughts and feelings at different points in the story. Today you are going to build on this and your work from earlier in the week on diaries as are going to start to plan a diary entry in role as Boxton.  With the documents at the bottom of this post you will find one that is called ‘Mrs Sharrock’s diary plan’ which I would like you to take a look at. You are going to create a plan similar to mine today.

 

You will see that I have used the left hand column to choose 4 different times which were significant in the story and when Boxton’s thoughts and feelings would have changed. They are sequenced in the order that they happened in the story. In the right hand column I have added bullet points and use adjectives or short phrases to describe what Boxton was thinking and feeling at this time.  By completing the activity in the same way that I have, you will create a structured plan which will help you when you come to write out your diary entry in role as Boxton next week.

 

There is ‘blank plan’ document below for you to use as a format to help you in planning your diary entry.  You only need to include key words and phrases like I did, you don’t need to write in full sentences unless you particularly want to, but plans do just tend to be brief and are written as notes. Try as much as you can to use a variety of different phrases and adjectives and if you need to, read or watch the story videos again and pinch some ideas from the text to help you out.

 

For your Maths work today please complete the arithmetic paper below. Remember to show all of your working out. I would also like you all to log in to Time Table Rockstars and make sure that you play a few games. I have been checking to see who has been logging in and I have also set some of you your 3 and 4 times tables now. I’ll be looking to see how you all get on.

 

Have a wonderful day Year 2 and enjoy your weekend. Thank you for continuing to work so hard all week on your home learning.

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 15th June

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I mentioned to you on Friday that I would be posting all of your work for the week from Monday so if you have a quick look below you will see that all of your work for the week is already there with all of the videos and documents posted below each day as usual. I hope that you and your parents find this more useful and that it makes it easier for you to plan in when to do your home learning.

 

We are going to start using a new text for our English work this week and as something a bit different for you, I have recorded myself reading the story aloud to you smiley. I have split the story into two parts and you can hear the first part by clicking the link below. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Once you listened to the story I would then like you to read ‘Text 1-Vlad and The Great Fire’ which is a version of the section of the story which you will have just heard me reading. Once you have read this, please discuss any new vocabulary or words with an adult to make sure that you understand what you are reading and then answer the questions below in the document ‘Day 1-Vlad and The Great Fire questions’.

 

You may remember that I said to you on Friday that we are going to focus on money for our Maths work this week. Being able to use and count out money is an important life skill. If you have toy money at home or if your parents have some coins in their purse or wallet please have a look at them and spend time getting used to using them.

Please start off by playing the game below to practice ordering coins by their value.

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

 

I would then like you to watch the below video on ‘Finding The Total’ You will notice within the video that column strategies are used and this is a method that we spent lots of time practicing earlier in the year. Please make sure that when you are setting out your numbers in your book that you do so clearly and line them up in the correct columns. Your worksheet for today is also below and I have put some money activities on Purple Mash if you would like to have a go at them.

Have a great day Year 2!

Mrs Sharrock xx

 

P.S. The link to my video below may take a while to load depending on the device you are opening it on. Here is the link as it may be quicker to copy and paste it into your browser.

https://vimeo.com/429014424/1fc459e44f

Vlad Part 1

Maths - Monday

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 16th June

Good morning Year 2,

I hope that you enjoyed listening to the first part of the story ‘Vlad and the Great Fire’ yesterday, the second part is posted below but before you listen to it I would like you to complete the activity on the document ‘Vlad Day 2 warm up questions’ first.

 

Once you have completed this activity please watch the video below and listen to me reading the second part of the story.

 

I would like you to think about the author’s use of the word ‘trudging’ at the end of the story. Why do you think that this word was use? How does is describe how the people are walking and feeling?

 

For today’s task we are going to focus on the phrase ‘precious possessions’ which is used near to the end of the story. The sentence says ‘He put his precious possessions into the hole’  - What are precious possession? Who is putting precious possessions into the hole and why? I would then like you to think about yourself and what you would consider your precious possessions to be. Think about if you had to leave your house quickly, what items or objects would you take with you? Draw a picture of a bag and then draw inside it 5 precious items that you take if you were fleeing your house. I would then like you to write descriptive sentences below explaining which items that you would save and why they are so important to you.

 

We are going to continue with our work on money today for Maths which focuses on finding the difference between two amounts so as a warm up I would like you to play the Maths Train game, focusing on subtraction. Follow the link and I would like you to click on ‘subtraction’ then ‘up to 20’ Once you have had a few goes of this and if you are feeling confident then you can move on to the ‘up to 100’ section,

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

Your video and worksheet for today are posted below.

 

Have a wonderful day!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

P.S. Here is the link to the second video in case it works better for you by copying and pasting it into the browser.

https://vimeo.com/429009947/3d45b723d8

 

Vlad Part 2

Maths - Tuesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 17th June

Hi Year 2,

Before you complete your English task for today you may wish to re-listen to the videos that I posted on Monday and Tuesday to refresh your memory of the story.  There is a document posted below named ‘Text 2-Vald and The Great Fire’ that tells the second half of the story which I would then like you to read through.

Once you have read the text I would then like you to look at it again but this time, look closely at the words:

encouraged

blazing

collapse

explosion

I would like you to discuss the meaning of these words with an adult then try and write a sentence using each word to show that you understand what each word means and that you are able to use it effectively. Your sentences don’t have to relate to The Great Fire of London, but they can if you want.  Please try and include adjectives and conjunctions in your sentences too.

 

To start off your Maths work this morning please play the ‘Toy Shop Money Game’. Select the option ‘mixed coins’ and then work your way down the ‘exact money’ column starting with up to 20p. Challenge yourself by moving down the column and by working with different amounts of money.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

Your Maths video and worksheet are below, today you are finding change.

 

Have a super day Year 2, keep working hard, I miss you all lots

Mrs Sharrock xxx

 

Maths-Wednesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 18th June

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you have enjoyed the story of ‘Vlad and The Great Fire’ this week and your work on it so far. Today there are some questions on a document below called ‘Day 4-Vlad and The Great Fire Questions’ which I would like you to answer in your book. At the top of the questions it mentions discussing them with a partner. You can talk your answers through with somebody in your house if you wish or just get on with them on your own if you wish.

 

For your Maths work we are going to continue with our work on money. Yesterday you were working on finding change and I would like you to play this finding change game to start you off today. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=howmuchleftv2

You will see that there are a lot of options to choose from. I would like you to start off by playing some of the ‘change from 20p’ and ‘change from 50p’ games. If you are confident with these then you may move on to ‘change from £1’.

 

Your Maths video and worksheet for today are based on word problems related to money. Please use your workbook to show all working out and remember to set out columns neatly and accurately if you are using the column strategy.

 

Have a super day Year 2

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths - Thursday

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 19th June

Good Morning Year 2,

Friday is here again and it is spelling test day. Please ask somebody in your house to test you on the spellings that you have been learning this week and log in to Spelling Shed to find your next set of spellings.

 

I hope that you have all been enjoying working on your new Pick and Mix? Please remember to share some of your work with me on Purple Mash, I would love to see it.

 

For your English work today I would like you to listen to or read the story of Vlad and The Great Fire again and have a think about:

Which characters in the story are real and which are fictional (made up)?

Which events in the story are real?

I would like you to discuss your thoughts with an adult and explain your answers and reasons.

 

Following this I would the like you to record some questions that you could ask Vlad to find about more about him, the fire and his thoughts, feelings and emotions at different points in the story. Remember to use a variety of questioning words (who, what, where, when, why, how) and to end your questions with a question mark. If possible when you have written your questions you could take on the role of Vlad and ask somebody in your house to ask you the questions.

 

This week in Maths we have been working on money. Please have a go at playing the game below. It’s a great little problem solving game using money.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4020

For your Maths work today I have created some questions for you which are posted on the document below. They are all related to money. Please set them out neatly in your book and show all of your working out.

Well done Year 2 on another fantastic week of home learning. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Sharrock xx

Daily Learning Tasks – Friday 12th June

Morning Year 2,

Friday is here again and it is spelling test day. Please make sure that somebody tests you on your spellings today and that you log in to Purple Mash for your new spellings.

Today I would like you to play some online Grammar games before completing the assessment paper below.

Follow the link below and log in to Espresso. The link will take you to some activities and below are the games I would like you to play within each section.

Login - 22316

Password- abc123

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/e1_grammar/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedrecently-viewed

Nouns and Adjectives – Find the nouns and adjectives and sorting nouns and adjectives.

Verbs and Adverbs – Sorting verbs and adverbs.

Punctuation – Missing punctuation and punctuation quiz.

Joining words – Joining words quiz

Once you have played these games please have a go at the Grammar document posted below.

 

Your Maths work for today focuses on odd and even numbers. Please spend some time playing the games below before you watch the video and complete your worksheet.

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

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

 

Next week our Maths work is going to be about money so to give yourself a head start this weekend ask your parents if you can have a look at any coins that they might have in their purse or wallet and make sure that you are familiar with each of the different coins, their value and their shape and size.

 

Next week there is going to be a slight change as to how I post your work. I will be putting all of your work for the week on our webpage so on Monday you will be able to see all of your daily tasks for the forthcoming week. It will still be separated into each day with the documents underneath but it will allow you to see what is being covered throughout the week and give you more flexibility on completing the work if you need it.

 

Have a brilliant weekend Year 2, thank you for completing another super week of home learning. I know that it isn’t easy doing your school work at home but you are all doing a brilliant job, keep it up, I’m incredibly proud of you all.

 

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Friday

Daily Learning Tasks – Thursday 11th June

Hi Year 2,

I hope that you are all safe and well at home. I can’t believe we are nearing the end of another week of home learning. How are you getting on with your new Pick and Mix? Keep me updated on Purple Mash and send me over some of your work, it makes my day to receive updates from you all.

 

Today is our last day working on ‘Sammy The Street Dog’ as tomorrow we are going to complete some grammar tasks and next week we are going to start a new text but one that is still related to The Great Fire of London.

Your task for today is to imagine that you are going to write your own story which is similar to the format of ‘Sammy The Street Dog’ but I would like you to change the main character and the title. Have a think about who your character might be; a cat, a rat, a rabbit, a fox, a chicken......just make sure it is an animal that would’ve been around on the streets of London in 1666.

Once you have thought about your character I would like you to draw them and then you may do 1 of either of the tasks below (or both if you like )

 

  1. Add detailed labels to your character describing how they look, their personality, where they live, the things they like or don’t like and what happened to them in The Great Fire of London.
  2. Use a story map to create your own story following a format similar to ‘Sammy The Street Dog’. You would use your own character and you may choose to change some other elements of the original story too like getting trapped somewhere but not in the Cathedral or you might want to change who your character meets along the way and how they escape to safety. Draw your version of the story out using a story map then orally retell it to your family. If you are feeling super keen, you might also want to write your story out too, but that is totally optional.

 

Last week I added some activities related to telling the time to Purple Mash and I have added some more this week. Being able to tell the time is an important life skill and something that you can be practising throughout the day at home. There is a game below that I would like you to play called ‘Hickory, Dickory, Clock’. You should all fly through Level 1 and be confident working within Level 2 and if you are, you might want to give Level 3 a go. Please keep practising telling the time, it’s something you need to know how to do for many different aspects of your life.

 

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

 

Below is your video and Maths worksheet for today. As I said yesterday, as the work is related to division and sharing, please do any drawings that you need to, to help you to find the answer.

 

Have a great day Year 2!

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths - Thursday

Daily Learning Tasks – Wednesday 10th June

Good Morning Year 2,

 

I hope that you are all having a lovely week so far. Thank you for all of the emails and work that you have continued to send over to me on Purple Mash, please keep up the hard work I am incredibly proud of you all.

 

Today I would like you to read to the end of ‘Sammy The Street Dog’ and then think about the questions below, it might be helpful for you to discuss them with an adult or an older sibling if you can.

 

Thinking about Sammy’s journey throughout the story/fire – how would you describe him at different points? For example, how was he at the beginning of the story compared to how he was when he was trapped in the Cathedral?

Do you think that Sammy changed at any point in the story? When and why do you think that this might be?

 

Your task for today is to imagine that Sammy is your much loved pet and that he has gone missing during The Great Fire of London. I want you to imagine that the fire is now over but Sammy fled as it started and you have not seen him since. I would like you to create a ‘Lost Dog’ poster to help you to find Sammy. You will need to make sure that you describe how he looks and his personality, when he was last seen and any special places where you think he might be. You could also include a reward if anybody finds him. I have included a poster format below to help you, you can print it out if you are able to or create a similar format in your book. Please make sure that in your writing you try to use a range of adjectives to describe both Sammy and your thoughts and feelings as someone who has lost their pet. Try to extend your sentences too by using a variety of conjunctions.

 

For your Maths task today I would like you to start off by playing the Smoothie Maker game below. Please have a go at playing each of the games which relate to knowing your number facts to 20 and 100. Your recall of these facts now should be pretty speedy! If you think this is something you need more work on, then maybe spend some more time on this game or come back to it another day.

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

 

Your Maths video and worksheet for today are posted below. The activity focuses on making equal groups and sharing, please make sure that you do any drawings that you need to help you.

 

Have a wonderful day Year 2

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Maths-Wednesday

Daily Learning Tasks – Tuesday 9th June

Good morning Year 2,

 

I hope that you are all safe and well at home and that you enjoyed looking through and making a start on your new Pick and Mix yesterday.

 

Today I would like you to read up to page 19 of ‘Sammy The Street Dog’ then using the word banks that you have used to collect adjectives over the last week, I would like you to take some time to imagine that you are Sammy walking back through the destroyed city. Use your senses, what can you see, hear and smell? What is happening around you? What has changed?

 

I would then like you to write in role, being Sammy describing how you feel about seeing London, destroyed around you.  I have written a short piece below to help you out.

 

As I looked around, I saw my beloved city crumbled into pieces at my feet. The powerful, illuminous flames that had swept wildly through the narrow, winding streets of London had caused ever lasting damage. Thick, dirty smoke still filled the air and as I tried to catch my breath it filled my lungs. I felt as if I couldn't breathe! Cinders and dust lay scattered all across the once bustling streets. There were shouts and screams as petrified people fled their houses in terror and in fear that the destructive fire may return. Suddenly, a  strong gust of wind whipped up all the ash and soot from around my feet and thrust it into my face and eyes. I coughed and spluttered as the dirty debris stuck to my hot, sweaty fur. Utter devastation surrounded me, London had been broken beyond recognition. It was a heartbreaking sight.

 

To start off your Maths work today I would like you to click the link below to play the ‘Duck Shoot’ game. Have a quick read of the rules at the right hand side of the page then take each of the times tables you are working on in turn and have a play of the game. This is a great little activity as it focuses on counting on in groups from a any given number which is something that you need to be able to do by the end of Year 2. Please make sure that you play the game a couple of times using a different times table every time.

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

 

Today I have put together some Maths questions for you to have a go at which you will find on the documents below, the level 1 questions are easier and the level 2 questions are more challenging so you may choose which ones you would like to do, or give both sets a go if you like. Please show all of your working out in your Maths book.

 

Have a great day Year 2! Keep working hard, I miss you all very much

Mrs Sharrock xxx

Daily Learning Tasks – Monday 8th June

 

Good morning Year 2 and welcome to a new week of home learning! I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend with your families and that you are all safe and well at home.

 

Our new topic for this half term is all about our Queen, Queen Elizabeth II and The Royal Family. I have created a new Pick and Mix for you which I have put above this post and I have also also included some links to video clips which you may find useful at the end of the Pick and Mix document. You will also find some new documents posted along with your Pick and Mix to support you in your learning. I have tried to include a range of different activities within your Pick and Mix and some of them will take longer than others but that is absolutely fine, take as long as you need to complete each task to the best of your ability. I hope that you enjoy finding out about the life of Queen Elizabeth and her family and as always I would love for you to share some of your work with me on Purple Mash.

 

I will leave The Great Fire of London files on for the rest of this week just in case anybody is still using them. 

 

This is our last week using ‘Sammy The Street Dog’. I would like you to recap all of your prior reading from last week and read up to page 16 for your task today. You will find the story posted in the documents under your work from last Thursday.

 

Sammy is now trapped in St Paul’s Cathedral! What is he going to do? Will he be able to escape?  If so, how? Thinking about the key questions above, I would like you to write the next page of the story explaining what happens next to Sammy. I have written a short example below to help you.

 

Without warning, Sammy heard a loud crash and a deafening bang as a large piece of timber fell from the ceiling right before him. He leapt back and howled as loud as he could in the hope that somebody might hear him and rescue him from this vicious, fearless fire. Sammy scratched tirelessly at the bottom of the door until his paws began to bleed and he then slumped back exhausted against the door. He had no strength left and the intense heat from the fire had wiped out all of his energy. Sammy curled himself up into a tiny ball as he had just about given up hope of escaping when suddenly the door flung open and there stood a small, scruffy looking man who was covered in dust, dirt and fire soot. Quickly, he scooped Sammy up into his arms and fled the room, just before the roof came crashing down behind them.

 

 

To start off your Maths work today I would like you to play the Bunny Battlefront game below. Click on the link and then choose ‘Year 2 version’. You have to answer the timetables as quickly as you can to gain time as Battle Bunny. Good luck!!

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

 

Your Maths lesson and work for today are posted below. 

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

Mrs Sharrock

Maths-Monday

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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