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Year 2

Friday 5th March 2021

Phonics

Revision sound – ‘e’ (me)

Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnASDAef03U

Challenge – Can you write your own sentences using the ‘e’ words from the video? Make sure you used your joined up handwriting!

 

English

Final Write

LI: I can write about a problem in a story

This is the final write for the story of ‘The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken’ and your child will need to assess their writing against the mastery keys (found below). After completing the write, the keys will need to be ticked depending on whether they have been met!

Lesson link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-problem-of-the-story-part-1-70v3ad

Mastery Keys:

 

 

Maths

Make patterns with 3D shapes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/514239683

Worksheet and answers

Challenge yourself!

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Theme

Magnificent Monarchs

Wellbeing task

Cosmic Yoga – Minecraft!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Thursday 4th March 2021

Happy World Book Day!

 

World Book Day Phonics

Look through some of your favourite books at home. How many times can you see the sounds we have been working on this week? Can you read the words? Can you spot any tricky words? Tick off or write down any sounds or tricky words you spot!

Digraphs:

  • Alternative ‘g’ (giant)
  • ‘ey’ (monkey)
  • ‘aw’ (claw)

Tricky words

  • Could
  • Asked
  • Looked
  • Called
  • People

 

English

Writing challenge based on ‘Daisy the Dolphin’

LI: I can write a setting description using my senses for under the sea.

Remember – there is a prize for the best setting description!

Maths

Sort 3D shapes

To begin today’s lesson – have a listen to the story ‘Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes’. How many 3D shapes can you spot? Can you remember all of their names?

Story link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqLX0CbHhVI

Lesson video link: https://vimeo.com/514238815

Worksheet and answers

Challenge yourself!

 

 

 

 

Make a reading den

Can you make a reading den using anything you have at home? Once you have made your den, enjoy sitting inside to read some of your favourite books. Take a look at some pictures for inspiration!

 

 

 

Stories:

Click on the following links to listen to some stories:

https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/

https://www.worldbookday.com/share-a-story-corner/

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Phonics

Revision sound – ‘g’ (giant)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA1wlRUIk8U&feature=youtu.be

Challenge: Can you now write your own sentence using the ‘g’ words below? Remember to use your joined up handwriting!

 

English

Author Visit – access via zoom link on class dojo.

 

Maths

Count vertices on 3D shapes

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/514237766

Worksheet and answers

Challenge yourself!

 

 

PE

Gymnastics

LI: creating a basic sequence linking balancing and travel

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-a-basic-sequence-linking-balances-and-travel-ccw36d

 

Keeping Skills

Brain warm up – Flashback 4

 

LI: I understand that multiplication is not commutative

 

Video link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-that-multiplication-is-commutative-70tp4t?activity=intro_quiz&step=1

 

Watch the video, join in with the independent tasks and then have a go at answering the following questions in your maths book:

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Phonics

Revision sound – ‘aw’ (claw)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Em7ix0mPdc&feature=youtu.be

Challenge: Head over to the Video Resource Centre and watch me model a sentence using joined up handwriting. Then it is your turn! Don’t forget to send in a picture or a video of your joined up writing!

 

English

LI: To make predictions

In this lesson we will read a new story about the two eagles and make predictions about what will happen next.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-make-predictions-68v6ad

Written task: I would like you to write sentences for each of your predictions. Please try your best to use your joined up handwriting when writing your predictions!

 

 

Maths

LI: To count edges on 3D shapes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/514236813

Worksheets & answers

Challenge yourself!

 

 

Theme

Magnificent Monarchs

Picture news (PSHE)

Monday 1st March 2021

Phonics

Revision sound – ‘ey’ (monkey)

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElPAaYAjpxE&feature=youtu.be

Challenge

Read the words below and use them to see how many sentences you can write! Make sure you used your joined up handwriting!

 

English

LI: To use the progressive form of verbs

In this lesson we will learn about the past progressive tense and write sentences about our story in this tense.

Video link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-progressive-form-of-verbs-60ukgc?activity=video&step=1

When writing your sentences, try your best to use your joined up handwriting that you have been practising!

Challenge and further practise link below. D – developing, E – expected for year group and G – greater depth.  

Maths - Counting faces on 3D Shapes

Watch https://vimeo.com/508435282

Worksheet and answers

Challenge yourself!

 

 

 

Theme

Today we are starting a brand new History topic called ‘Magnificent Monarchs’

Throughout this topic we are going to learn all about the English and British Monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. 

Today we are going to explore some new vocabulary!

Task 1 – Can you match the words to the definitions?

Task 2 – Focussing on the definitions for year, decade and century, can you write sentence to tell me the current year and decade?

Worksheet and answers

 

Keeping Skills

LI: To use multiplication to solve problems

 

Brain warm-up - Flashback 4

 

Watch the video clip and then complete the following questions in your maths book. Don't forget to check your answers afterwards!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-the-multiplication-symbol-c8vp2d?activity=video&step=1

 

Answers:

  1. 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
  2. D
  3. Draw 5 rows of 2 counters. 5 x 2 = 10     2+2+2+2+2 =10
  4. 5+5+5= 15 5x3= 15   draw 3 rows of 5
  5. Send in responses, answers may vary !

Friday 26th February 2021

 

Phonics

Revision lesson –  soft ‘c’ sound -  (ice)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pN_0caLakI&feature=youtu.be

Challenge

Can you sort the following words into hard C sound (cat) and soft C sound e.g. cycle? Feel free to draw your own table in your writing book!

 

English 

Reading comprehension 

 

 

 

Maths

Make patterns with 2D shapes

Video : https://vimeo.com/508434253

Worksheets and answers

 

 

Challenge yourself!

 

Wellbeing - Nature walk

How many things can you find on this checklist? You could walk to your local park or even around your garden. Take pictures of you exploring nature!

 

 

Theme

Evaluation

Thursday 25th February 2021

 

Phonics - ‘ou’ shoulder

Today we will be reviewing the alternative ‘ou’ from our phase 5 sounds. Watch this video and then head over to the video resource center for today’s handwriting challenge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS-VIE2fWhw&feature=youtu.be

 

English Lesson 3: To explore the problem from different characters' perspectives

Click on the link for today's lesson!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-problem-from-different-characters-perspectives-6cw62d For the challenge task please write your answer in your book, can you use your joined up writing?

 

 

Maths

Sort 2D shapes

Video Link : https://vimeo.com/508433384

Worksheet & answers

Challenge yourself!

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Keeping Skills - Adding near doubles

First let’s warm our brains up!

 

Head over to the video resource centre to see today’s learning being modelled and then complete the following 5 questions. Good luck!

 

 

Answers:

  1. 12

13

  1. 20

19

21

  1. 50

51

49

  1. 31
  2. Incorrect = 79, take one away when doubling 40.

 

Wellbeing

We are going to focus on boosting our mood in today’s wellbeing session!

Physical activity is brilliant for making us feel good so let’s finish the day with some cosmic yoga!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM8NjfCfOg0

 

 

Wednesday 24th February 2020

Phonics

Revision lesson – ‘ue’ (blue)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgHINZo3jnM&feature=youtu.be

Challenge

Can you use the following ‘ue’ words and put them into your own sentences? Add your sound buttons and sound lines afterwards!

 

English Lesson 2: To tell a story from memory

 

Click on the link for today’s lesson!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-story-from-memory-c4rp2c 

Send a picture of your story map or even a video of you retelling the story!

 

 

Maths

 

Lines of symmetry – Draw the whole

Video link: https://vimeo.com/508432389

Worksheet & answers

Challenge yourself!

 

Keeping Skills

Doubling multiples of 10

 

Brain warm up - Flashback 4

Answers

  1. 40
  2. 80
  3. 50+50 = 100
  4. 80= 40 + 40
  5. False – Double 70 = 140

 

 

PE

Gymnastics

Introducing intermediate balance

Video Link :

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/introducing-intermediate-balance-68rk2c

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Phonics

Revision lesson ‘au’ (launch)

Over the next couple of weeks Year 2 will be engaging in revision lessons to consolidate their knowledge of phase 5 sounds and so that their understanding can be assessed.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8cclMWGK7M&feature=youtu.be

Challenge – head to the video resource centre to watch Miss Jones’ video modelling using joined up handwriting to write a sentence with the ‘au’ digraph. 

Superstar challenge - Can you now write your own sentence using joined up handwriting? 

 

English Lesson 1: Creating a story matrix.

Let’s see if your prediction was correct! Click on the link to start our English lesson! Follow the teachers directions and pause the video when instructed to do so.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-story-and-answer-questions-cgtpar

If you need any support please contact us! :)

 

Maths - Lines of Symmetry

Watch today’s video https://vimeo.com/508430942

Worksheet and answers

Challenge yourself!

Remember to explain your reasoning!

 

 

 

Theme

 

PSHE - The First Slodge

 

Please go to the video resource center to replay the story. Today we are going to help the Snawk learn how to share. What would you say to the Snawk? Create a poster explaining why it is important to share and give examples of what the Snawk could share.

Here is an example.

Monday 22nd February 2021

Phonics

Activity – Phonics play revision lesson

Google ‘phonics play’ and log in using the following details:

  1. In the resources section, select ‘Flashcards time challenge’ to test your knowledge of the different sounds we have learned.
  2. Select ‘Tricky Word Trucks’ – Phase 3/4/5 – how many can you get correct?
  3. Select ‘Reading Robot’ How many words can you read with fluency?
  4. Your superstar challenge is to fill in the missing words in the picture below. Can you challenge yourself further to write your own sentences using the words?

 

English

Maths

Draw 2D shapes

https://vimeo.com/506146175

Worksheet & Answers

Challenges

 

 

Keeping Skills -

Let’s warm our brains up first!

 

Doubling numbers up to 20.

Watch this video for today’s learning! https://vimeo.com/490420115

Complete the following five questions, remember to show your methods such as number line, column, base 10 or drawing objects.

 

 

Answers:

  1. Double 3 = 3 + 3

Double 6 = 6 + 6

Double 10 = 10 + 10

Double 7 = 7 + 7

  1. 5 is 10
  2. 24
  3. 20
  4. Incorrect, double 13 is 26.

 

Friday 12th February 2021

 

Phonics

Review the week’s learning

Video-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWGS8x-TKL4&t=3s

Challenge – Head over to the video resource centre and watch the video of joined up handwriting being modelled. Can you copy my sentence using joined up handwriting now? Pay close attention to where the joins begin on each letter. Send in a picture or even a video of your child using joined up handwriting :).

 

English

Reading comprehension

Read through the fact cards and then answer the questions. Check your answers afterwards. 

Maths – Vertices on 2D Shapes

Video- https://vimeo.com/506146126

Worksheet and answers 

Challenge yourself!

 

 

 

Keeping Skills – Part whole models

Watch the second video on this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjn3gwx

Complete the 5 questions. For questions 1, 2 and 3 you need to write as many number sentences for the model as you can!

Thursday 11th February 2021

 

Phonics - ‘g’ giant, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Y2o8iGfyg

Challenge! Circle all of the words with the same long ‘g’ sound from the video like ‘gem’ and ‘magic’. Sound out each word to help you decide which ‘g’ sound it makes.

 

English

Maths

Count sides on 2D shapes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/506146067

Worksheet and answers

Challenges 

 

Keeping Skills – Solving missing number problems (subtraction)                                    

Head over to the video resource centre for today’s live modelling!

 

Answer the following 5 questions. Remember to show your method, this could be column, number line or drawing base 10.

1.  19  -  ___  =  13

2.  46  -  ___  =  21

3.  33  =  72  -  ___

4. Is this calculation correct? Use two different methods to prove it!

                              45 = 68 - 13

5. Does it matter if the missing numbers are at the start?                                                        

 Can you use the inverse to solve the two calculations?

___ - 24 = 12 

___ - 45 = 15

 

 

Wellbeing activity

I am special!

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Phonics – New sound ‘ie’ (field)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeNyeTlz6l4

Challenge -

 

English

Maths

Recognise 2D and 3D shapes

Video link: https://vimeo.com/506145944

Worksheet

 

 

Keeping skills

Using the inverse to solve missing number sentences (addition)

Please head over to Video resource centre to watch today’s new learning being modelled.

Questions:

 

Answers:

  1. 10
  2. 24
  3. 32
  4. 34
  5. 10 + __ = 65

 

PE

Exploring linking rolls and balances

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-linking-rolls-and-balances-cdgkad?activity=video&step=1

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘wh’ (wheel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzpU3xT1gRw

Challenge – Can you write the ‘wh’ words to match the pictures? Can you challenge yourself further and write your own sentences? Check your answers below.

Answers: wheel, whisper, whale, whistle, whisk, wheat

 

Maths

End of unit check 2 

Length and Height

 

English

Non-Chronological reports – research

PSHE – Captain Sir Tom Moore

Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-55884605 to find out more about who Captain Sir Tom Moore is and what he achieved.

 

Theme

Music

Monday 8th February 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘ph’ (phone)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Npby0U--FE

Challenge – Read the postcard, how many ‘ph’ words can you identify? Can you challenge yourself further to write your own sentence?

 

English 

Identifying features of a non-chronological report

 

Maths

Length and Height end of unit check

Theme- Music

Exploring rhythm, pitch, tempo and volume

 

Watch part of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHwwJgSTR4 it has no sound! We need you to create a simple rhythm for the fish swimming. Think about the tempo, pitch and volume of your piece.

 

Use your instruments to join in with this example. Can you tap the beat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZX5a57iVRg 

Now it's your turn! Create your own rhythm for the fish swimming, you can always use the example and add your own rhythm to it! Send in a video of your piece of music! 

Wellbeing task

Create your own dreamcatcher!

 

Watch this video on how to make it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd5mOkz6-kM 

Friday 5th February 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘u’ (music)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LufmGmCryk

Challenge – Can you write the correct 'u' word to match the pictures?

Answers: human, unicorn, music, tuba, future, computer

 

English

Reading comprehension: Sharks

Maths

Solving word problems (measurement)

Theme - Exploring Music

 

Divide a piece of paper into 4 for each song, draw how each piece makes you feel. Do you draw the same pictures or use similar colours for each song?

Challenge! Can you draw the instruments you hear?

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (listen for 45 seconds then fast forwards to 8:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEEStLHQfxc

African Folk Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b81mWYIyTo

Adventure  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3QMiLkJoAY&list=PL-N5tOd6Sb973hAxjntKjiGogORnjoptg&index=4

Pirates of the Caribbean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zTc2hD2np

Thursday 4th February 2021

Phonics – ‘ow’ sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS5rZnYcNnw&t=2s

Find all the words with the ‘ow’ sound. Challenge - Can you put the words into sentences?

 

English – Retelling the story using a range of sentence types

Maths – Ordering lengths

Keeping Skills - Subtracting two 2-digit numbers

Watch https://vimeo.com/468562834 until 6:47. We are going to focus on using the number line to subtract. Look at this example before having a go at the 5 questions!

 

Mindfulness activity

Cosmic yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8eMSTZ1LbI

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Phonics – ‘a’ sound (acorn)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es3QUQubRA8&t=2s

Challenge! Can you write sentences for the following words containing the long ‘a’ sound?

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English – Writing a setting description

Maths

Compare Lengths

Watch the video by clicking on the link provided in the PowerPoint and then answer the questions. Can you further your learning by completing a challenge?

PE

Gymnastics

LI: I can explore travelling movements

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-travelling-movements-6grp4r?activity=video&step=1

 

Keeping Skills

Adding 2 2-digit numbers

Head over to the Video Resource Centre on the school website and watch the clip of how we are going to use the number line method to solve addition number sentences today. 

 

Answer the following questions and record answers neatly in your blue maths book. 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘ou’ (cloud)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRmjH4TzITw&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=13

Challenge - Can you write the correct 'ou' word to match the pictures? Can you challenge yourself further to write your own sentences using the 'ou' words?

 

English

LI: I can use expanded noun phrases to describe a setting

Maths

Measuring in metres

Theme

LI: I can create a sound map

 

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘oy’ (toy)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNikBc4tZic&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=12

Challenge – Read the story ‘The Lost Toy’ and highlight any words with the ‘oy’ grapheme. Make sure you read the whole text carefully first. Can you challenge yourself further to write your own sentence using the ‘oy’ words you have identified?

English – Retelling a story.

This week we are going to be exploring a short story called ‘Something Fishy’. Watch the first 40 seconds of this video https://vimeo.com/24962214 then pause and answer the questions below.

 

 

Maths

New unit – Length and Height

Measuring in centimetres

Please click the link below for the PowerPoint which includes today’s maths video and worksheet questions.

Measuring in cm

 

 

Friday 29th January 2021

Phonics – ‘I’ Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiS2-09vBnY&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=10.

Look at the pictures below, each use the sound ‘I’. Can you label each picture and put the words into a sentence?

 

Maths - Try your best at the end of unit questions!

English – Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

 

Answers 

 

Keeping Skills – Adding two 2-digit numbers together.

Watch https://vimeo.com/468518962 and complete the following 5 questions.

 

Theme – Evaluating your guitar

Thursday 28th January 2021

Phonics - ‘oy’ sound Video.

Activity – can you spot words with the phoneme ‘oy’ hiding in the picture? Write out all the words you find! Challenge! Put some of the words into sentences.

 

English – Writing the ending to my story

 

 

Maths

Statistics- End of unit check

Circle the correct answers and explain your answer for the 'Think!' question in your maths books :)

 

Theme – making the elastic band guitar.

Watch the following videos with how to make your guitar. Use your plan to help you remember what to include on your design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqY9JqKdvBU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUphyoWfe0E

 

Can you play the rhythm of this song with your guitar? Send in a picture or video of you with your guitar! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnQ7C3nP0GU

Wellbeing – My positive qualities

Draw around your hand to create an outline. Within this you are going to write all the positive qualities you have. For example, kind, caring, loving, helpful or funny. Take your time to fill the hand up with lots of different words and add colour.

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Phonics – ‘ou’ sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRmjH4TzITw

Can you find all the words with the phoneme ‘ou’? Challenge! Can you write your own sentence using ‘ou’ words?

 

English- Writing the middle section of your story

Yesterday you wrote the beginning section of your story, today we are going to write the middle section from your plan!

Maths – Solving word problems

 

 

 

 

PE-

Gymnastics Lesson 1

An introduction to basic balance

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/an-introduction-to-basic-balance-ccwk2d?activity=video&step=1

Don’t forget to send in videos and pictures of you being gymnasts!

 

Keeping Skills

Subtracting 2 2-digit numbers with regrouping

Please head over to The Resource Centre on the website by clicking menu – children – The Resource Centre. Watch the video of Miss Jones modelling the methods you are to use to answer the questions below.

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘ir’ (bird)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjDpSbiY5Og

Challenge – Can you identify all of the words containing the ‘ir’ grapheme? Make sure you read the whole text carefully!

 

English – Writing the beginning of my story.

Can you remember what happens in the beginning of your story?

 

 

Your task is to use your plan and write the beginning of your story. Use the sentence starters, different sentence types and adjectives where you can. Don’t forget to keep checking your work makes sense!

 

Maths – Block Diagrams.

First watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkf34wx and then look at the discover task.

 

Worksheet

 

Challenge! Choose one of the questions and have a go! The more stars, the more difficult the question is. Good luck!

 

ThemePlan to make an elastic band guitar.

 

Below are lots of different designs for the elastic band guitar. Which ones do you like? What materials do you have at home to make your guitar? Once you have some ideas, complete the plan for your elastic band guitar, look at the example if you need help.

 

 

 

PSHE – ‘No Outsiders’ To understand how we share the world.

Let’s read the book our lesson is focusing on today; it is called The First Slodge by Jeanne Willis.

Please head over to The Video Resource Centre on the website to listen to the story!

Think about the story. Why is it important to share with people who are different from us? What would happen if one group of people decided they did not want to share?

At home, can you share something (like fruit or a toy) with someone and explain how you are different but can still share. For example, you might say ‘you have brown hair and I have blonde hair, but we can still share.’

Activity – Draw a picture of the Earth and around it can you label all the different people we share the world with. For example, animals, children, elderly or adults.

 

Monday 25th January 2021

Welcome to Well-being Day! Today you have a number of activities you can choose from, just remember to send in pictures to your dojo portfolio so that I can see how much fun you are all having! 

What is wellbeing? 

Let’s begin our day by learning about what is meant by well-being and how we can look after it! 

Meditation/Yoga

We are now going to take notice of ourselves and how we are feeling. Let’s begin our day by taking part in some meditation to relax our bodies and minds. Feel free to dim the lights, light a candle or even play some relaxing music in the background.

 

Meditation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtYIQiXyrsE 

Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg&feature=youtu.be

 

Story time

Staying Home by Sally Nicholls and Viviane Schwartz

 

You can either:

Watch and listen to the story being read to you by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKZ6EL_Nd0k

OR

Read the story together at home by clicking on the link below:

https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf

 

Wellbeing Craft – Things to look forward to jar

Now that you have thought about what a brilliant job we are all doing trying to stay safe – let’s think about all of the things we are looking forward to doing when it is possible!

 

 

You can use a jar or alternatively, a plastic bottle! Feel free to send a video in if you wish to share some of the things you are looking forward to!

 

Mindful drawing

How to draw a dragon! Have a go at sketching this dragon, can you colour it and give it a name? Why not put some calming music on whilst you draw/colour? Find links below.

How to draw a dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y83eNZz6bUI

Mindful music link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFZKK7K52uQ&t=1778s

 

Craft activity – Making a musical instrument

During our theme lessons we are learning all about music – choose a musical instrument you would like to create at home using simple materials! You are welcome to create your own if you have a different idea!

Challenge – Can you send in a video of you using your instrument for extra dojos?

 

 

Can you now use your instrument to play the beat of the following songs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4GEKcGBt9w

https://youtu.be/ohqYQG-TIas?list=PL_TLQOogIsplER1tnhwgjM4VqPKETWMHz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmCDqX3ngfA

 

 

My Jigsaw Piece – All about me

Use the attached template or create your own jigsaw piece which reflects YOU! You can include your name, things you enjoy, family members, friends etc! Have a look at the examples to help you.

 

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘ea’ (bread)

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

Challenge – Can you label these pictures with the correct ‘ea’ word and add your sound buttons and sound lines? If you do not have a printer, have a go at drawing the picture into your book! Can you challenge yourself further to use these words in a sentence?

 

English

Reading comprehension

Click the link below to access the reading comprehension, questions and answers. If you do not have a printer, write your answers down in your English book please. 

Maths

Drawing and interpreting pictograms (2,5,10)

 

 

 

Workbook Questions 

 

Challenge 

 

Keeping Skills – Number bonds to 10 and 100.

Watch the video https://vimeo.com/463016488 and then have a go at the following five questions in your book, remember to show your methods!

 

 

Challenge! Practice your number bonds to 100 (using 10) on Hit the button!

Thursday 21st January 2021

Phonics

Watch the video exploring our new digraph ‘aw’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-sehqghdT0&t=1s

Activity – use a magnifying glass to spot all the words with ‘aw’ sound hiding with the minibeasts!

Challenge! Can you put some of the words into sentences?

 

 

English

LI: I can plan my own story by considering the beginning, middle and end.

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Use the Dragon machine and my example to help you write your plan. In the beginning introduce your characters. In the middle there needs to be a problem. To end your story your character needs to build your machine and save the creatures.

Create your plan in your books using subheadings for beginning, middle and ending.                 

Challenge! Can you include exclamation sentences in your plan?

 

 

Maths

Interpret pictograms

https://vimeo.com/501674074

Challenge 

 

Theme

Fast and slow music

Today we are going to be thinking about and finding the pulse and rhythm in fast and slow songs. What is a pulse/rhythm? Watch the video below to find out!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmqn34j

Listen to two contrasting pieces of music, one with a fast pulse and the other with a slow pulse. Clap, tap or move to the pulse of the music, keeping the beat, or play along on percussion instruments. Count a steady 1, 2, 3, 4 beat throughout.

Challenge – Can you use any objects at home to help you count out a steady 1,2,3,4 beat? Look around your home for anything that will help you! Send in a video of you keeping the beat for extra dojos!

 

 

Wellbeing

Mindfulness doodling

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Phonics

Watch the video exploring our new sound, the vowel split digraph ‘u-e’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1jFyRAdH_8 

Challenge! Colour all the real ‘u-e’ words in one colour and choose a different colour to find all the nonsense ‘u-e’ words. If you do not have a printer, write out all the real words neatly.

 

 

English

Watch from 3 minutes until 3:21 where the dragons have gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVw6-4ig7eo

Draw a speech bubble, thought bubble and heart.

 

Maths

Statistics – Draw Pictograms

https://vimeo.com/501673699

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE-  PE with Joe Wicks

Youtube – PE with Joe – 2021

Send a video of you joining in for extra dojos! 

 

 

Keeping Skills

Addition and subtraction – comparing number sentences

First watch the video:

https://vimeo.com/461836693

Then complete the following 5 questions in your maths book.

 

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Phonics

New sound ‘ew’ chew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHjzY-VVNa8&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=19

Challenge -

 

English

 Watch up until 2:48 where the dragons followed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVw6-4ig7eo What have George and the dragons seen when they were flying?

Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW32gAHpv2E as you watch it think about how it would feel to ride a dragon. What would you see, hear and feel?

 

 

Maths

Statistics – Making tally charts

https://vimeo.com/501671369

 

 

 

Challenge

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt01PvHddAs

Acapella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Ei6x1ofCk

Native American Chanting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8tWXHgzvoc

Throat singing: https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/exploreorg/00000144-0a36-d3cb-a96c-7b3f7c850000

Your task is to explore your voice! To do this we will be using the ‘Bug Chant’ by Tony Mitton. Watch the first video and practice in your normal voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKMX3oZCn0k

Next, chose your favourite verse (two lines). Use this second video to practice changing your voice for your favourite verse! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDAyoVWpZu8

Record a video showing how you changed your voice or complete the worksheet below. You could change the volume (loud or quiet) or pitch (high or low sound).

Challenge! Can you change the tempo of your favourite lines? Tempo means speed so you could say it really quick or slow.

 

 

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Phonics

New sound – ‘ue’ blue / argue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys6T0eT-S0Y&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=20

Challenge – Fill in the phoneme frames – colour in the pictures with words that have the ‘ue’ grapheme – not all of them do!

 

Answers 

 

English LI: I can use the subordination ‘because’ to explain how to build my machine.

 

 

Maths - End of unit assessment (Division)

 

 

Theme - LI: I can explain how the level of water effects sound.

Can water make music? What are your initial ideas? Watch this clip to find out more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoy-6i7ddh8

 

Wellbeing Task

It is important to take a moment to reflect at all the good qualities about ourselves. Think about each balloon and write your response down. If you do not have a printer you could draw the balloons on paper and add colour.

Friday 15th January 2021

Phonics

New sound - ‘o-e’ (stone)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgFagB_HV0&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=22

Challenge – Roll a dice and read the words from the correct row. Can you challenge yourself to write sentences using the o-e words?

 

Reading comprehension – read the text all about minibeasts! Then answer the questions on the next sheet, make sure you write in full sentences.

If you do not have access to a printer record your answers in your English book.

 

 

 

Maths

Divide by 10

https://vimeo.com/498262386

 

 

 

Maths answers 

Please check your answers. 

 

If you finish the worksheets, challenge yourself with the question below!

 

Theme

LI: I can evaluate my animation.

 

Keeping Skills

Thursday 14th January 2021

Phonics - New sound ‘o’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av38i-MGaus&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=23

Challenge! Complete the worksheet. If you do not have a printer, record your answers on a piece of paper.

 

Maths

Dividing by 5 https://vimeo.com/498262138

 

 

If you have completed the worksheet have a go at this challenge!

 

English

LI: I can create my own character and write a description

 

Where are we up to in the text ‘The Dragon Machine’? What information did George discover in the encyclopaedia of dragons?

Let’s read on a little further …

Watch the video below of Miss Jones reading the next few pages J

trim.8F993BE6-136A-477E-8CE0-2CB5851612B8.MOV

Still image for this video

 

 

 

 

 

 Theme - stop frame animation

Watch the videos for the step you are on and then have a go! You will need the same background, labels, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly.

Step 3: The Caterpillar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNeqSn-t64k

 

Step 4: The Chrysalis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL3LjHjV63I

 

Step 5: The Butterfly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKmfKOPecg0

 

Take your time and remember, the more pictures you take the better the animation! Good luck and if you need any support please contact us! :)

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Phonics

New sound ‘i-e’ (time)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y8jRWf-ry4&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=24

Challenge! Either colour the words on the sheet or make a list of real/nonsense in your writing book.

 

 

English 

LI: I can create a setting description for where a dragon might live.

Watch from 2:01 until 2:13 (map) https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=FVw6-4ig7eo 

George has discovered a map! Where do you think the dragons live? Perhaps in a forest, mountain, cave or a volcano? Can you think of any other places?

How could we describe these 4 places below? Activity - match the noun phrase to the setting. Remember an adjective is a describing word and a noun is a place, person or a thing. Challenge! Can you use one of these noun phrases in a sentence?

 

 

Activity – can you write three noun phrases for your chosen setting?

 

 

Your Task – Write a description of your chosen setting. Look at my example, use the title ‘here be dragons!’. Don’t forget to use all three of your noun phrases in your description! Remember to read through your work!

 

 

Maths

Odd and even numbers https://vimeo.com/498261586 

 

 

If you have completed the worksheets challenge yourself! Have a go at this question…

 

 

PE

Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT-s1-phgxs

 

 

Theme - Stop frame animation.

To film our stop frame animation please download the free app ‘stop motion studio’ it is available on all apple and android devices. Here is the logo.

Click ‘new movie’. Look at the different buttons, we will only be using play, capture and the frames at the bottom (this is where the pictures we take will appear).

Before you start creating your animation please watch step 1. Set up your background. You will need your labels and eggs model for the first two steps.

Step 1: Adding the background and title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gK8jBkskKs

 

Step 2: The Eggs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCuwbptj6kk

We will complete steps 3-5 tomorrow. If you need any additional help please contact us!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Phonics

New sound ‘ie’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gUXlOEO-tU&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=25

Challenge! How many ‘ie’ words can you spot? Either highlight on sheet or record words on a separate piece of paper.

 

English

Learning intention: I can use commands to inform people how to care for dragons.

First, read the following 2 pages …

What does the text tell us?  How do we take care of dragons?

 

 

Today your task is to write your own commands for how to look after dragons! You are going to need to begin your commands with a verb. What is a verb?

Yes, a verb is an action word! Have a read of the verbs below – You may want to use some of these for your own command sentences.

 

 

Your task:

Create a leaflet with at least 5 command sentences informing somebody about how to take care of a dragon!

Challenge – Use the conjunction ‘because’ to further explain the importance of the command.

Take a look at my example:

 

Maths

Dividing by two

 https://vimeo.com/498260506

 

 

If you have finished the worksheets challenge yourself!

 

Theme - Art & Design

Once you have a model for the eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly we need to think about the background and labels for our animation.

Watch both videos and see how they have used labels for each stage and objects in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLs_zxYkG0k (labels)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkEU9dsyI0Q (labels & background)

 

 

Create your labels and collect items for your background, you could simply draw your background on plain paper. Keep everything ready for tomorrow when we begin filming!

Keeping Skills:

Monday 11th January 2021

Phonics

Phase 5 – Lesson 4

New sound - ‘e’ (me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUYIbSQbqXQ&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=27

Challenge – Challenge – Can you use the ‘e’ words you read to write 3 of your own sentences? Remember your punctuation and finger spaces!

 

English LI: I can write a diary entry as George and use an exclamation sentence.

Let’s continue with the story! Watch the video from 50 seconds to 1 minute 40.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVw6-4ig7eo

 

 

Which exclamation sentences would George use to describe his day or the dragons?

Your Task: to write a diary entry as George. How is George feeling and what have the dragons done today in the book? Look at the example before you start

 

Maths –

Making equal groups grouping (lesson 2)

https://vimeo.com/492603961

 

 

Challenge - 

 

Art & Design – I can create a 3D model of a life cycle for a butterfly.

This week we have a new project all about the life cycle of butterflies! Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxUS8K6PmyY (until 46 seconds). It is a stop frame animation of the life cycle of a butterfly, this is what we will be making over the week.

Today, the first step is to make the 3D models of the four stages. We will need to make a model for the eggs, chrysalis, caterpillar and butterfly. You could use anything like playdough, cotton wool, card or sticks.

If you want to use paper only, watch this second video for ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkEU9dsyI0Q

 

PSHE - Picture News – Looking after pets

Think about why do people have pets?

There are lots of reasons, some people have pets if they are lonely and others have a pet to keep them active by walking their pets often. Do you have a pet at home? If so, why do you have a pet?

Look at the images below, which would be your favourite and least favourite pet to have?

 

 

When you have a pet, it is important to look after them. What do pets need?

We need to provide food, water, shelter, care and attention to pets.

Your Task – Create a poster about a pet at home or a pet you would want. You will need to include the pets name, a picture of the pet and how you will look after it.

 

Friday 8th January 2021

Phonics

Phase 5 – Lesson 3

New sound - ‘ea’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3iCKAosdSs&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=28

Challenge – How many ‘ea’ words can you spot? Either highlight on sheet or record words on a separate piece of paper J.

 

English – Writing a letter

 

 

On Wednesday we imagined we could see lots of dragons at home. Your task today is to write to a teacher at school telling them all about the dragons you have found at home!

Watch this video showing how to layout your letter.

Letter writing 1

Still image for this video

Letter writing 2

Still image for this video

Your task - Write a letter to someone explaining what the dragons are doing. There are examples of what the dragons might be doing in the orange box to help you. Look back at the video if you are not sure.

Challenge - can you add a command in your letter?

 

 

Maths –

Making equal groups – grouping (recap)

https://vimeo.com/492603899

 

 

 

Science

LI: I can explore how animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. 

We are exploring the offspring of animals. Do you know what offspring means?

An offspring is the young of a person, animal or plant.

Have a go at matching the offspring to the adult animal? What does the offspring grow into?

 

 

We are going to explore the offspring of minibeasts!

The images below show minibeast offspring and the adult they grow to become.

Which minibeast offspring looks like the adult? Do any of the offspring look like its parents?

 

 

 

Your task - in your books draw a picture of the minibeast offspring, an arrow and the adult they become. Label your images like in the example below. Can you do this for two different minibeasts?

Challenge - choose one minibeast and research what life cycle it has. Can you draw it?

Thursday 7th January 2021

 

Phonics

Phase 5 – Lesson 2

New sound - ‘a-e’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqRwr4hjTfI&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=29

Challenge – 

You can write the words onto paper if you do not have access to a printer J

 

English –Reading

Dragon reading comprehension - Read the text and answer the questions using the information.

Record your answers on a separate sheet if you do not have access to a printer. 

 

 

Maths –

Making equal groups sharing (lesson 2)

https://vimeo.com/492603633

 

 

 

Challenge - if you complete all questions, challenge yourself! ..

 

 

Science

LI: I can explain why minibeasts use camouflage and warning colours to survive

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGZX1_Zy-74

Can you spot the animal using camouflage?

 

Next watch this video to see mimicry in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV0kkFMK2CI

 

 

Wellbeing task

Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

Phonics

Phase 5 – Lesson 1

New sound - ‘ay’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v43jl0re5-0&list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg-&index=30

Challenge – Can you highlight/colour all of the words containing the digraph ‘ay’? How many can you find in total?

 

English

Watch the video of the story up until 0.48 seconds (dragon in dustbin).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVw6-4ig7eo&t=17s

*Did you manage to spot all of the dragons in the pictures?

*How was George described?

 

 

 

Your task

 

Maths

Make equal groups – sharing

https://vimeo.com/492603273

 

 

 

Challenge

How do you know? Explain your answer

 

 

Science

The life cycle of a bee

Watch the video below to find out all about the life cycle stages of a bee! What can you see happening?

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

 

 

Task – Cut out a large circle from plan paper – split it into 4 equal parts. Draw the 4 life cycle stages, label and number 1 – 4.

 

 

Welcome to the Year 2 class page.  This is where we will keep you up to date with the work and activities you are expected to complete while school is closed.

 

Remember - we will communicate with parents via Class Dojo on a daily basis.

Thursday 16th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 12 lesson 4 – Compare durations of time

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task: Computing Week: Coding

This week we will be focusing on our coding skills. In order to complete the activities, you will need to download the FREE app Scratch Junior. You can download on a phone, iPad or compatible device.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?ls=1

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scratchjr.android

 

Use the Spaceman Activity Sheets to program your Astronaut to move. You will be using REPEAT blocks to make him carry on moving!

 

During the holidays feel free to continue to build your Scratch knowledge by having a play around to see what you can create.

 

Mindfulness Task: Mindfulness Journal Week 2

 

 

 

Wednesday 15th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 12 lesson 3 – Find duration of time

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task: Computing Week: Coding

This week we will be focusing on our coding skills. In order to complete the activities, you will need to download the FREE app Scratch Junior. You can download on a phone, iPad or compatible device.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?ls=1

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scratchjr.android

 

Use the activity sheet below to create and edit simple programs that make the cars move along the City background.

 

 

Mindfulness Task: Mindfulness Journal Week 2

 

 

Tuesday 14th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 12 lesson 2 – hours and days 

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task: Computing Week: Coding

This week we will be focusing on our coding skills. In order to complete the activities, you will need to download the FREE app Scratch Junior. You can download on a phone, iPad or compatible device.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?ls=1

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scratchjr.android

 

 

Try starting your own new project with a Farm background, a chicken and a prickly plant. Add the blocks to make the chicken grow until it touches the prickly plant, then shrink again back to normal size.

 

 

Mindfulness Task: Mindfulness Journal Week 2

Monday 13th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 12 lesson 1 – Telling time to five minutes

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task: Computing Week: Coding

This week we will be focusing on our coding skills. In order to complete the activities, you will need to download the FREE app Scratch Junior. You can download on a phone, iPad or compatible device.

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scratchjr/id895485086?ls=1

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scratchjr.android

 

Your challenge is to open the app and start a new project. Then choose a new character and background to add.

More challenges can be found on the sheets below. Each becoming progressively harder.

 

 

Mindfulness Task: Mindfulness Journal Week 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 10th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 11 lesson 5 – Friday challenge Q1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task: Ocean Heroes

Read the information below about inspiring people who are helping clean up the oceans all around the world or trying to reduce the amount of plastic we use/produce.

If you would like to find out more about these inspiring people, there is a website on each picture.

 

 

All of these children are trying to change the way we use plastic for the better. What can you do to help? Pick a pledge from below or think of your own. Can you encourage everyone in your house to follow your pledge or choose a different one to follow? When making a pledge it is a good idea to write it down to remind you of your promise.

Can you:

  1. Draw around your hand and write your pledge inside as a promise and display it at home somewhere to remind you.
  2. Can you make a video and send it to me explain what you pledge is and why it is helpful to make this change?

 

 

Mindfulness Journal Week:

 

Thursday 9th July

 

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 11 lesson 4 – Quarter to and past 

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme task:

 

 
   
 

Mindfulness Journal Week:

Wednesday 8th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 11 lesson 3 – O’clock and Half Past

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task:

 

Too often dangerous plastic ends up in our oceans, what can we do to help? Bottles and plastic bags cause lots of damage to our environment can you complete a project below to make better use of these everyday items? Don’t forget to send in your pictures.

 

  1. Skipping rope - https://childhoodlist.blogspot.com/2012/03/105-diy-plastic-bag-jump-rope.html
  2. Bracelet - https://www.makeiteasycrafts.com/2013/01/recycled-plastic-bag-braided-bracelet.html
  3. A range of projects can be found here - https://www.countryliving.com/uk/create/craft/a19861275/how-to-recycle-plastic-alternative-creative-ways/

Mindfulness Journal Week:

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 11 lesson 2 – Temperature

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf4b4no8ric

After sharing the story, talk about what the children can do to help look after the environment. How can they stop plastic hurting wildlife and polluting the seas? Encourage them to share their ideas, however far-fetched and imaginative. Share Resource Sheet 1: ‘Plastic bags don’t belong in the sea!’ for more ideas. Help children to write and draw their own ideas to create their own fact sheet/poster or to complete the fact sheet example.

 

Mindfulness Journal Week:

 

 

Monday 6th July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 11 lesson 1 – Litres 

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Theme Task:

This week we will be focusing on our environment and how we can look after it.

Look at the pictures below and talk about what is wrong with them with someone at home.

 

 

 

Watch the video below and create a poster including the following things:

  • Name three things we use made from plastic
  • Name three good things about plastic
  • Name three bad things about plastic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZS3Vh4lfI

 

Mindfulness Task: Mindfulness Journal Week

Friday 3rd July 

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 10 lesson 5 – Friday challenge Q1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Creative Task:

Red, orange, and yellow are warm colours. They make us think of sunny, warm and cosy things. Warm colours are often used to paint happy pictures. Green, blue and purple are cool colours. They make us think of fresh, calm and chilly things. Cool colours are often chosen to paint sad pictures. Neutral colours can be used with warm or cool colours.

Painting with warm and cool colours:

  1. Paint the shapes on one side of the template in warm colours.
  2. Remember to swish, wipe and blot your brush each time.
  3. Paint the shapes on the other side of the sheet in cool colours.
  4. Don’t forget you can use black, white or grey as a warm or a cool colour.

Mindfulness Task:

 

 

Thursday 2nd July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 11 lesson 4 – Millilitres

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Creative Task: Art Week

So far this week we have learnt about primary colours, secondary colours, neutral colours and tinting. Today we will learn about shades. Shading changes a colour from bright to dark. Shading can make your painting seem sad, serious or even angry. 

 

Jackson Pollock was an abstract artist who invented ‘Drip Painting’.

 

 

 

Mindfulness Task:

Wednesday 1st July

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 10 lesson 3 – Compare volume

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Creative Task: Art Week

Today we are going to learn about neutral colours, brown, black, white and grey. Just like yesterday we can mix these colours to make lots of new colours to paint with.

If we add white to a colour, we can make tints.

Paul Klee was an artist who experimented with all different types of colour.

Paint with tints. Use an A4 piece of paper and lightly draw lines to create blocks like the image above (shade painting) Then:

  1. Paint the top strip on your paper in your chosen colour. Swish, wipe and blot your brush.
  2. Now mix some white paint in to your colour to make a tint. Notice how the paint turns lighter. Paint the next strip down in this colour.
  3. Carry on mixing a little white with your colour and painting a strip until all your strips have been painted in tints. Don’t forget to swish, wipe and blot!

 

Mindfulness Task:

 

Tuesday 30th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 10 lesson 2 – Measure mass in kg

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Creative Task: Art Week

Can you remember the primary colours? Can you remember what colours you can make from primary colours? These colours are called secondary colours. Today we will be looking at an artist who loved experimenting with colour mixing.

 

Experiment with colour mixing and create a Mark Rothko inspired painting. Look carefully at her work, he doesn’t leave any white space between colour blocks but we careful not to make the paint too watery or colours may run.

 

Mindfulness Task:

Monday 29th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 10 lesson 1 – Measure mass in grams

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Creative Task: Art Week

Throughout the week we will be looking at different artist within the theme ‘Colour Chaos’

Can you name any primary colours? Primary colour are colours that cannot be made by mixing.

Watch this video to find out about colours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmquqAP2w_8

Piet Mondrian was an artist who liked to use primary colours.

 

 
   

 

 

Have a go at creating your own piece of Piet Mondrain style artwork. Either use the template below or have a go at a collage.

 

       
     
 
   

 

Mindfulness Task:

 

Friday 26th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 9 lesson 5 – Maths challenge Q1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Use ‘How to Catch a Dragon’ instructions as a model. Choose one of the animals from the story and write a set of instructions of how to catch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra4pZ3OTUKA&t=32s

 

 

Creative/Outdoor Task: Forest Explorer Week

Twilight activities at home, have found learning about night time animals.

Activity found here: https://www.forestryengland.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Twilight%20activity%20sheet.pdf

 

 

Mindfulness Activity:

Use the link below as an example of nature still life painting. Can you put some relaxing music on and have a go at painting or drawing something from nature?

Painting example: https://nurturestore.co.uk/daffodil-art-lesson-still-life-painting-children

Relaxing music link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxfnUPqWV0k

Thursday 25th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 9 lesson 4 – Compare Mass

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra4pZ3OTUKA&t=32s

Decide which part is your favourite in Instructions. Draw this part of the story and write about what happened in it.

 

Creative/Outdoor Task: Forest Explorer Week

Activity can be found here: https://www.forestryengland.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Forestry%20England%20-%20Tree%20Trumps%20(A4)%20print%20at%20home.pdf

 

Lets play Top Trumps:

 

 

 

 

   

Mindfulness Activity:

 

Wednesday 24th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 9 lesson 3 – four operations with length 

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Instruction Hunting

Read the first Extract from Instructions.

 

  • Find and highlight each instruction in it.
  • How many did you find? Give yourself a point for each one you find.

 

 

 

Creative/Outdoor Task: Forest Explorer Week

Activity can be found here: https://www.forestryengland.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Fantastic%20forest%20activity%20sheet.pdf

 

 

Mindfulness Activity

 

Tuesday 23rd June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 9 lesson 2 –

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: All about instructions

Carefully read through The Features of Instructions.

 

The Features of Instructions

Instructions are sentences that give commands or orders. They are bossy and tell the reader what to do. They:

• are usually short, sharp sentences that do not contain much description or story language.

• always contain bossy verbs that tell someone what to do or not do. These verbs are always in the present tense.

• are addressed to the reader, as if the reader is being spoken to directly by someone.

• often ‘list’ things to do or avoid doing.

• can be numbered or have bullet points.

Now read the three instructions on Catching a Dragon. Then write the next three instructions.

 

Read How to Catch a Dragon and compare these instructions with your own.

  • Whose might be more successful in helping you to catch a dragon?! Why do you think that?

 

 

Creative/Outdoor Task: Forest Explorer Week

Activity can be found here: https://www.forestryengland.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Tree%20Explorer%20Activity%20Pack-2020.pdf

Be a wildlife ranger today. Either print the sheets or draw your own, can you place the different pictures in the find place on the tree?

 

  

 

Mindfulness Task:

Test your brain power.

 

Monday 22nd June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 9 lesson 1 – Measure Length 

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Story time

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra4pZ3OTUKA&t=32s and listen to Neil Gaiman read his book, Instructions.

 

  • Which fairy tale characters and settings did you recognise in the story?
  • Why is the story called Instructions? Did you hear any instructions being given in the story?

 

  1. Make a list of fairy tale characters and settings you recognise.
  2. Chose five instructions you heard in the story and make a list.

 

Creative/Outdoor Task: Forest Explorer Week

Activity can be found here: https://www.forestryengland.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Tree%20Explorer%20Activity%20Pack-2020.pdf

Explore your garden or local area what types of leaves can you find? Go on a hunt and collect different leaves, then choose some and make leave rubbings using different materials you have at home.

 

  

 

Mindfulness Activity:

Friday 19th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 8 lesson 5 – Friday maths challenge Q1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Create it

Think about Anna’s family. How is it similar to your own? How is it different? What makes your family special?

Choose an activity from below:

 

Activity 1: Draw a picture of your family you can include people you live with or your whole family. Think about what each person might be wearing or doing, think about their personality and what they enjoy doing.

When you have completed your drawing, share it with your family and talk to each other about what makes each of you special individually and together as a family.

 

Activity 2: Family memory box - cover an old box in ways that you think represents your personality and interests and inside include drawings and stories about you and your family. Talk with your family about family stories you share and memories of experiences you have had. You could keep adding to your special box as you grow up.

 

Science Task – Plants Continued

Check your seed or vegetable again, are there any changes? Send me a photo or have a go at drawing it.

Watch the following video before completing the sequencing activity below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPqnYYI2Uq8

 

Mindfulness Task – Body Scan

This is a fantastic activity that children can “take home” with them. It can be particularly useful to do a body scan to help relax before sleep.

Children lay on the floor, with their eyes closed if they are comfortable (or they may prefer to look at the ceiling).

  • Encourage children to pay attention to their feet for 5 or 10 seconds.
    Questions to ask during a body scan:
    – How does this body part feel?
    – Is it cold or warm?
    – Does it feel tight or relaxed?
    – Is all or part of that body part touching the floor?
    – Or clothing?
    – What does that feel like?
  • Move on to their toes, then ankles, then calves and knees. Continue body part by body part until you reach the head.
  • Question how each part of the body feels to bring children’ awareness to their body in the moment.
  • If there is tightness or stress, imagine breathing the stress out of that part of the body with each exhale.

 

Thursday 18th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 8 lesson 4 – Merge 2D and 3D Shapes

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Imagine it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36zKr2HF7F0

Think about Anna’s family life again and how there are always people around. Think about what Anna likes about her busy family life and were she enjoys being alone. What does she like about her tree? What does she like about squeezing in to cool, dusty and forgotten places?

draw a picture of Anna in her quiet hiding place and another one showing her excitement of being found. How would her feelings change? What would she be thinking? How would you show this in your drawing? How would you show her face change from waiting to excitement?

Challenge: can you add speech and thought bubbles to add more detail?

 

Science Task – Plants Continued

You can use the tree images at the bottom of the slide below and/or the trees from your hunt. 

 

 

Mindfulness Task – Shark Fin

  • Place the side of your hand on your forehead, with your palm facing out to the side.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Slide your hand down your face, in front of your nose.
  • Say “shhh” as you slide your hand down your face
  • If you are sitting down, you do the 5 Ss while you move your hand: Sit up straight, sit still, sit silently, soft breathing, shut eyes.
  • If you are standing do the same but you are standing straight, still, silently, using soft breathing and shut eyes while you move your hand down your face.

 

Wednesday 17th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 8 lesson 3 – Sorting 2D and 3D Shapes

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Talk about it:

  • Why is Anna Hibiscus never lonely?
  • Where are the best places to hide or to be alone? Are they always cool, dusty and forgotten?
  • Do you ever like to be alone? Is being alone the same as being lonely?
  • Make a list of good hiding places in your home.
  • Why not have a game of hide and seek to see which places are the best.

 

Science Task – Plants continued

Last week you helped sparky the alien label a tree, have another go if you need to remind yourself of the different parts.

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2265

There are two types of tree do you know what they are?

             

   

Now go on a tree hunt in your local area. There are lots of different types of trees growing in this country. When you find a new tree, find it on your tick sheet and try to find one of its leaves on the floor.

 

Challenge: Can you describe the different leaves you find? Perhaps you could make rubbings or sketches and label descriptions around them. Are any similar? Different? How?

Mindfulness Task - Pinwheel Breathing

 

Tuesday 16th June

 

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 8 lesson 2 – Count faces, edges and verticies on 3D shapes

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Illustrate it

 

Read the extract again and think about Anna and her family.

  • How would you describe each of them?
  • Why do you think they are each special to her?
  • How are they described? What kinds of things do they do? How do they behave?
  • Who most interests you? Why?
  • What do you think Anna’s family look like when they are all together?

Can you draw a picture of what it might look like in their home when they all come around? What were different people doing in the piece of the story you read that you could include in your drawing?

 

Science Task – Plants continued

Last week you may have planted a seed or tried to regrow a vegetable. Can you draw a labels diagram of what is happening? Think about labelling any parts that you see or know.

Today we are learning about wild plants. Can you name any you may have spotted last week?

 

In school, or your garden, or on a walk can you complete this wild plant scavenger hunt? Tally how many of each plant you find.

 

Are there any plants you recognise? Have you learnt the name of a new plant? Which plant did you see the most? Least?

 

Mindfulness Task - Breathing Session

  • Stand or sit for this activity.
  • put both hands on their belly.
  • close their eyes, or look down to their hands.
  • Take three slow deep breaths in and out to see if they can feel their hands being moved.
  • You may like to count “1, 2, 3” for each breath in and “1, 2, 3” for each breath out, pausing slightly at the end of each exhale.

Encourage children to think about how the breath feels, answering the following questions silently, in their mind.
– What is moving your hands? Is it the air filling your lungs?
– Can you feel the air moving in through your nose?
– Can you feel it moving out through your nose?
– Does the air feel a little colder on the way in and warmer on the way out?
– Can you hear your breath?
– What does it sound like?

Monday 15th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 8 lesson 1 – Count Sides and Vertices of 2D Shapes

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

This week we will be using home learning tasks from the Power of Reading scheme we use in school. These tasks are called ‘Take 5’ and each week of activities links to a story.

Take 5: Ideas for Independent/Home Learning Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

Explore it:

Look at the front cover and read the title.

  • Who is Anna Hibiscus?
  • What do you think you know about her?
  • Where does she live? What tells you that?
  • What is she doing? How does this make her feel? Have you ever felt like this?

 

 
   

Now read the extract below:

 

What more have you learned about Anna Hibiscus and her family? Where do they live? What does Anna like doing there? What is special about the people in her family? Would you like to meet them? Can you tell who is who in the picture? Is this like your own family? Would you like to live there? Why? Why not?

 

Science Week – Plants Continued

Last week we began learning about plants – what do you remember?

Today we will be finding out more about the different jobs the parts of a plant have. First listen to the song below and then complete the activity sheet (or create your own)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-l-gsWOKzk

Add these labels to your drawing or sheet.

 

 

Creative / Mindfulness task: Make a calming glitter Bottle

Preparation

  • Fill a bottle or jar with water, leaving 2-3 cm of space at the top.
  • Add a generous amount of glitter glue to the bottle (or a combination of PVC glue and regular glitter).
  • Seal the bottle well!

Directions

  • Shake the bottle well to mix the glitter, water and glue and repeat these words as you shake it… “Imagine that the glitter is like my thoughts when I’m stressed, mad or upset. See how they whirl around and make it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when I’m upset because I’m not thinking clearly. Don’t worry this is normal and it happens in all of us.”
  • Now put the jar down and watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer.”

Friday 12th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 7 lesson 5 – Challenge Q1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Now try this Fun-Time Extra

On My Whale, draw a whale all of your own and invent a name for it (a Left Whale, a Skinny Whale, a Zig-Zag Backed Whale etc.)

 

 
   

 

Science Week – Plants

Sparky the alien part two

Can you help Sparky find out more about plants?

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2265

Can you draw and label your own tree?

Challenge: can you find out the jobs of the different parts of a tree?

 

Creative/Mindful task

Music- singing!

Click the link for the website, select 'Sing in Every Subject' and then 'The Seed Song'. 

Can you do any of the follow-up activities once you have had a sing along?

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/#sing-in-every-subject

Thursday 11th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 7 lesson 4 – Find a Quarter

Or

Alternative lesson 4 – Two Step Problems

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English Task:

Let’s get ready to write

Read the Right Whale Acrostic and explore how acrostics are made. Choose another of the whales from Whale Words and create an acrostic for it.

 

 
   

 

Writing an acrostic

 

1. Write the letters of your whale’s name down the left hand side of the paper. Use capital letters and make sure you get the spelling right!

2. Now for each letter create a line that carries on from the letter and says something about your whale.

3. See if you can include some great adjectives in your lines.

4. See if you can include a simile in one of your lines.

 

Science Week- Plants

Sparky the alien part one

Can you help Sparky the alien learn about plants?

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2264

Can you draw and label your own plant?

Challenge: Can you research what the job of each part of a plant is?

 

Mindful task - Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyj5LooYWyg

Wednesday 10th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 7 lesson 3 – Find a Half

or

Alternative lesson 3 - Finding Change

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Looking at description: comparisons

Read the information on Comparisons and learn how to create similes to describe something.

  • Re-read Whale Words using the video and point out all the similes that are used in the text.
  • Think of another sea creature. Draw a picture of your creature and then write several similes to describe it and what it does.

 

Comparisons

 

We can also use comparisons to describe something.

There are two ways we can do this.

 

1. We can say what the thing we are describing is like.

  • Its skin was blue like a summer’s sky.
  • The whale jumped out of the sea like a rocket.

 

2. Or we can compare the thing we are talking by using the word

as, twice.

  • Its skin was as blue as a summer’s sky.
  • The whale jumped out of the water as fast as a rocket.

 

Science Week: Plants

Hopefully yesterday you managed to plant a scrap vegetable or even some seeds you may have had at home. Today I would like you to think about what your seed/plant needs to stay healthy. Can you create a poster to show me what plants need to stay healthy? If you need help watch the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=120&v=_RXVhiUnTA8&feature=emb_logo

Challenge: What do we need to stay healthy? Are there any similarities between what we need and what plants need?

If you don’t have the equipment to plant a seed or scrap vegetable, why not have a go at this game to keep the plant alive.

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/plantsgrow.html

Whale Words Part 1.mov

Still image for this video

Whale Words Part 2.mov

Still image for this video

Tuesday 9th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 7 lesson 2 – Non Unit Fractions

Or

Summer Term Week 7 alternative lesson – Find the Difference

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Read the information sheet on Adjectives and then read the story Whale Words using the either the two videos I have uploaded or the PDF file.

  • What adjectives were in the text? Big, massive, grey, blue, etc.

Pick any one of the whales in the story and describe it using interesting adjectives, perhaps you could also draw picture. You could describe the whole whale or just part of it – it’s eye, it’s flipper, it’s skin, etc.

 

Adjectives...

 

Adjectives are describing words.

They tell us more about a noun – a thing or object, like a whale or

another animal or a part of it, like a fin.

The huge whale

The spotty whale

You can use more than one adjective in the same sentence.

If you do that you usually put a comma between them.

The huge, spotty whale

Often, adjectives come before the noun they are describing.

The huge, spotty whale

But they can also come later in the sentence.

Whales are quite often huge and spotty.

 

Science Week: Plants

Potatoes – What do you know about potatoes? How many different types can you name? What do we eat using potatoes?  Can you make a list of your answers?

 

Fun with potatoes – Do you have any old potatoes in the cupboard? Have they started to grow little sprouts? Watch this video about this process.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xG_Y0HdVmk

 

If you have potatoes that have begun to chit, why not have a go at planting them to see if you can grow your own potatoes.

 

If you don’t have any potatoes why not watch this video on you tube about how to re grow different plants from left overs and have a go at planting one of those.

 

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

 

Or if you have any seeds at home you can use these.

Monday 8th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 7 lesson 1 – Unit Fractions

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Sentence Starter Activity

To make children’s writing more exciting, it is important for children to use different ways of starting their stories.

Write sentences using this picture and the different sentence starters below.

 

Science Week: Plants

Zoom in Zoom out – what could this be?

Going and Growing Outside:

Explore an outdoor area, this could be in school, in your garden or whilst out on your daily walk. Look at plants that are growing. Talk about what they are and what they will look like when they are fully grown.

Activity choices:

  1. Map out the outdoor area you explored and decorate with sketches, facts and labels about what you found.
  2. Pick one plant that you found most interesting and draw a detailed picture of it using labels to describe it.
  3. Take some arty photos of what you find and send them to me.

Ask an adult to download a plant identifier app to help you name different plants.

Friday 5th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 6  lesson 5 – Friday Challenge Q1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Making the right choices

 

Spelling is a lot about making the right choices. Sounds can be represented by different groups of letters (digraphs) and its sometimes tricky to make the right choice.

Below is a phoneme wall with the digraphs organised into the sound groups.

 

 
   

 

Challenge: Can you continue the story opening thinking carefully about your spelling?

 

Theme Task:

 

Have some fun playing Christopher Columbus inspired games:

https://schoolhistory.co.uk/games/christopher-columbus-walk-the-plank-game/

https://explorers.mrdonn.org/games.html

 

Well-Being Task:

Positive mindfulness colouring.

 

Thursday 4th June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 6 lesson 4 – Odd and Even Numbers

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Common Exception Words Activity

Can you guess the common exception word by filling in the missing letters?

 

p _ _ t                         c l _ _h _ s

m _ _ _                        _ _ _ t y

g _ a _ _                       s h _ _ _ d

b _ c _ _ s e                   e _ e

f l _ _r                         e v _ _

b _ _ h                        _ _ y

_ _ i l d _ _ _                 b a _ _

p _ _ p l e                     s t _ _ k

_ h _ l e                        c _ _ l d

m _ _ d                        c l i _ b

If you need some help go back and check the Year 2 common exception work list.

 

Theme Task:

What things do you think Christopher and his crew would have needed on their voyage?

Can you make a list of what things would have been useful, remember they lived over 500 years ago so no technology allowed!

Choose a creative activity from below:

  1. http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Spyglass-Telescope.html - homemade telescope
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrvbkqt/articles/zfb6pbk - homemade magnet

 

Well-Being Task:

Positive mindfulness colouring.

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 6  lesson 3 – Grouping

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

Write up your poem practising your handwriting. Are there any letters you can join? You could focus on the digraphs and trigraphs in your writing:

 

 
   

 

Theme Task:

Using the facts below and your own imagination, pretending to be one of Christopher Columbus' crew, can you write a message in a bottle to someone at home describing your long journey across the sea and how you felt when you finally found land.

 

 

 

 

Well-Being Task:

Positive mindfulness colouring.

 

 

 

 

 

       
     
 
   

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 6  lesson 2  – Sharing

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task:

 

Which colours are missing from the poem? Can you write some extra lines for a new set of colours? Remember they need to be ones you can find a rhyme for e.g. black, brown, gold, grey

What is black? a cat is black

Clawing, rolling on its back

Use a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus to help you:

What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? a poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

What is white? a swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? the grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

Theme Task:

Can you remember who our famous explorer is? Can you remember the names of his ships?

Watch the video again if you need help to answer these questions:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/znchkmn

Today’s task – Use the instructions below to create the three boats Christopher Columbus took West around the world. When you have created the three paper boats you can add any decoration you like such as flags etc…

http://www.mykidsadventures.com/paper-boat-race/

It’s time to race! Using the bath, paddling pool or even a stream nearby on your daily exercise can you race your three ships. Which ship is the fastest? Did they all survive the journey?

Monday 1st June

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 6 lesson 1 – The 10 Times Table

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Poetry Continued

Previously, using the poem Pink, you came up with new objects (nouns) for each colour e.g. Blue – sea, sapphires, bubble gum ice-cream, a baby’s blanket

 

Now you have new objects for each colour from yesterday’s task, can you think of a description for each one. Remember you need to try and make this part rhyme with the colour! Use some of your rhyming string ideas to help you e.g. What is blue? the sea is blue  Guided the fishing boat’s crew

Use a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus to help you:

 

What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? a poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

What is white? a swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? the grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

 

Theme Task:

As part of our theme ‘Superheroes of the World’ we will be learning about a famous explorer named Christopher Columbus.

Watch the video and read the information below. Can you answer the key questions about him?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/znchkmn

 

 

 

Well-Being Task:

Positive mindfulness colouring.

 

 

Friday 22nd May

Maths Task:

Please complete Summer Term Week 5 lesson 4 – The 5 times table

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

Some people have completed lesson 4 yesterday so therefore complete the following:

Summer Term Week 5 lesson 5 – Friday challenge Q1-3 – use the following link:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Poetry Week

Re-write lines of the poem thinking about a new object (noun) for each colour. Make a list to help you think of alternatives first e.g.

Blue – sea, sapphires, bubble gum ice-cream, a baby’s blanket

What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? a poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

What is white? a swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? the grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

 

Wellbeing Task:

This week is mental health awareness therefore can you complete the wellbeing tasks below.

 

 

 

       
       
 

Thursday 21st May

Today is a very special day as it is Outdoor Classroom Day! Instead of the usual home learning tasks, today I would like you to spend the majority of your day exploring the outdoors and having a go at the following challenges! J

 

Nature-themed dress up task

Can you create your very own nature crown using natural materials collected from your garden or local area? You might like to use materials such as twigs, flowers, leaves, grass and you may also choose to use cardboard/paper to help needs be.

 

 

Making faces

 

 

 

Bug hotel

It’s time to create a multi-storey hotel that's full of all sorts of natural materials, providing hidey-holes for creatures galore.

You can choose any of the following:

  • Old wooden pallets
  • Strips of wood
  • Straw
  • Moss
  • Dry leaves
  • Woodchips
  • Old terracotta pots
  • Old roofing tiles
  • Bricks, preferably those with holes through them
  • Old logs
  • Bark
  • Pine cones 
  • Sand
  • Soil

 

   

 

Wednesday 20th May

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 5 lesson 3 – The 2 Times Table

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Poetry Week

Re-read the poem and highlight any words you are unsure of e.g. brink, violet, rich, ripe, mellow, barley. You could use an online children’s dictionary to look these words up. Then draw images to match each description in the poem. Can you put them all together to make one picture?

 

What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? a poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

What is white? a swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? the grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

Creative Activity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RCD4WanF7M

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/tim-peake - information and facts.

Can you design a space badge for Tim Peake showing what you have learnt about him?

E.g. Union Jack flag, rocket, something famous he said, scrambled eggs J

Tuesday 19th May

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 5 lesson 2 – Use Arrays

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Poetry Week

Read the poem ‘Pink’ again and answer the questions below:

 

- List all the colours mentioned in the poem.

- Which fruits are described in the poem?

- Which flowers are described in the poem?

- Which is your favourite description? Why? What do you like about it?

 

Challenge: can you write all of your lists in alphabetical order using correct punctuation?

 

What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? a poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

What is white? a swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? the grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

 

Creative Activity:

Tim Peake is a famous British astronaut who in 2015 visited the International Space Station, here is a video about him and his special journey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S48F6cxfoE

  1. What three things would you take to the International Space Station if you were an astronaut and why?
  2. Can you draw a picture of the International Space Station or make a model of it?

 

        

 

Monday 18th May

Maths Task:

Please remember maths worksheets can now be found by clicking menu- children- class pages- White Rose maths.

Please complete Summer Term Week 5 lesson 1 – Multiplication sentences using X symbol 

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

English Task: Poetry Week

Read the poem ‘What is pink?’

Highlight all the words that you can find which rhyme. What do you notice about these words? Where are they in the poem? Make a list of any other words you can think of to rhyme with them e.g. green, between, mean, clean. Which can you make the longest rhyming string with? An online rhyming dictionary could help you.

What is pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? a poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.

What is white? a swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? the grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

Creative Task:

We are continuing with our theme of ‘Superheroes of the World’! We have researched and learned lots about Neil Armstrong who was an American astronaut and the first ever person to walk on the moon!!

Task 1 – Watch and listen to the story of ‘If I Were an Astronaut’ to learn more about what it would be like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wV8yw7iV8w

Task 2- Can you   Can you build your core like an astronaut? Feel free to send in videos and pictures for dojo points! J Good luck astronauts!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ggTyC2e3uo&t=3s         

Friday 15th May

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Week 4 Friday challenge questions 1-3

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

Using our common exception word list:

 

Creative Task:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

 

Task 5:

Choose a letter to write, either to your future self or to someone else from your family. Think about what you would tell them, what should we learn from lockdown? What positive things have come out of this strange time? Get help from someone at home if you need to. 

Finally find a container to use as your time capsule. Fill it with all of your work this week and bury it in the garden. To help preserve the paper an airtight container or tin would work best or perhaps laminate or use plastic wallets. 

Thursday 14th May

Maths Task:

Please complete Summer Term Week 4 lesson 4 – Bonds to 100

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

 
   

 

Let’s play hangman. Choose a word from the common exception word list and play hangman with a partner.

  1. Can you play 5 games? = 5 Dojos
  2. Can you play 10 games? = 10 Dojos

 

Creative Task:

 

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Task 4:

Interview someone in your house about how they have found the lockdown.

Wednesday 13th May

Maths Task:

See White Rose maths page.

Please complete Summer Term Week 4 lesson 2 – Add 2 Digit Numbers

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

English Task:

Pick ten of the Year 2 common exception words that you need to practise spelling and complete the crossword activity below.

 

 

        

 

Creative Task:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Task 3:

Complete the ‘You are Safe at Home’ and ‘Our Handprints’ pages. Remember you can use these pages or create your own version. You could make a picture collage of things you have done whilst in lock down.

           

                                                    

Tuesday 12th May

Maths Task:

Maths work now has a link on the school website under class pages - White Rose Maths. All maths work will be available on that page from now on, I will continue to indicate the lesson to complete each day.

Please complete Summer Term Week 4 lesson 2 – Add 2 Digit Numbers

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

Possessive Apostrophes Activity

Apostrophes can also be used to show ‘possession’ (something belonging to someone/something) e.g. The Gruffalo’ s poisonous wart was black.

Watch this video before you start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpBnMrAQUpA

 

Can you write these sentences, putting a possessive apostrophe in the correct place?

 

Challenge: Can you write three of your own sentences using a possessive apostrophe? Perhaps you could write sentences linked to our space superhero Neil Armstrong.

 

Creative Task:

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

Time capsule task 2:

Take some time to think about how you are feeling and how you have felt during time in lock down. Talk about these feelings with someone at home and then complete the ‘How I’m Feeling’ page.

 

Monday 11th May

Maths Task:

 

Maths work now has a link on the school website under class pages - White Rose Maths. All maths work will be available on that page from now on, I will continue to indicate the lesson to complete each day.

Please complete Summer Term Week 4 lesson 1 – Add and Subtract 10's

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

This week we will focus on spelling and punctuation activities that all children in year 2 need to be confident with.

Apostrophes for Contraction Activity

Listen to this song before you start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xE-vw2ctqo

Can you write the correct contracted forms for these words?

 

 

 

Challenge: can you think of anymore more words that can be contracted?

 

Creative Task:

This week we are taking a break from our theme work and completing a task each day in order to create a lock down time capsule. 

 

All creative tasks will be from the link below, if you would like to print out the pages or you can create your own using paper if you do not have access to a printer.

https://s3.letsembark.ca/long-creations/2020-COVID-19-Time-Capsule-EN-US.pdf

 

Task 1:

Create a front cover and complete the all about me page.

 

 

       
     
   
 

Thursday 7th May

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 3 lesson 3 – Related facts.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task - Practising Sentences

In year 2, all of your writing is better if your sentences are your very best. Today I want you to practise writing a range of sentences linked to either the story Man on the Moon or space. Maybe you could write about Neil Armstrong’s trip to the moon or the aliens or Bob from the story.

Can you write:

  • Short simple sentences: e.g. Bob was an amazing astronaut.
  • Sentences joined with and or but: e.g. Bob summersaulted and jumped around the dusty moon. Bob went to the beautiful moon everyday but he never saw a single alien.
  • Longer sentences with conjunctions – when, because, if e.g. When Bob arrived at the moon, he would clean it for hours and hours if there was a great deal of mess and rubbish left behind.

Remember capital letters, full stops and adjectives!

 

VE Day Task:

Wednesday 6th May

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 3 lesson 2 – Compare number sentences

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task - Exploring Suffixes

How many words can you find using the root words below and the following suffixes:

-ing, -ed, -er, -est, -ful and –y.

 

 

Challenge in our story Man on the Moon can you make a list of words that use these suffixes?

 

Creative Task:

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

Watch the video about Neil Armstrong and his mission to the moon. Can you answer these questions as if you were him? Can you draw a picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon?

 

 

Tuesday 5th May

 

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 3 lesson 1 – Fact families, addition and subtraction bonds

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE - Read the whole story from start to finish.

 

 

 

Go back to this page showing the aliens on the moon. What might they be saying and thinking? Choose two alien and draw speech bubbles to show what they are saying. Then choose two other aliens and draw thought bubbles to show what they might be thinking. Use clues in the picture to help you and remember they might be talking about Bob too!

 

Mindfulness Task:

Can you complete a cosmic yoga space class? Post pictures or videos on your portfolios. Bonus Dojos if you can get the whole family involved!

 

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

A simple yoga class for beginners – 5 Minutes long J

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9W8iV4AJYQ

A harder version, who is up for the challenge? 17 minutes long J

Monday 4th May

 

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 2 lesson 4 – Problem Solving

Please make sure you have completed all previous lessons, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE – listen to the story again from the beginning up to 3 minutes 40 secs stop reading at this page:

 

 

If you were a tourist on a trip to the moon what would you ask Bob? Can you write a letter to Bob asking questions about his job perhaps or what he knows about the moon?

Remember a letter needs:

  • Your address
  • The date
  • Opening: Dear Bob
  • First person
  • Paragraphs
  • Closing e.g. From Mrs Bride

Creative Task:

Last week we found out about the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong today can you make the Apollo 11 rocket that got him there?  

           

 
   

 

Challenge: Can you make a rocket that you can launch?

See ideas below:

https://buggyandbuddy.com/straw-rockets-with-free-rocket-template/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/make-an-air-powered-rocket-activity-t2-t-10000423

https://www.sublimescience.com/free-science-experiments/launch-a-rocket/

Feel free to find different ways to make your rocket fly. Remember to send pictures and videos!

 

Thursday 30th April

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 2 lesson 3 – Four Operations with Length

Please make sure you have completed all previous lessons, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE – listen to the story up to 3 minutes stop reading at this page:

 

   

       

 
   
 

Make a wanted poster to advertise a job on Jupiter. Think about what Bob and the other men on different planets have to do every day, use this information to create a detailed poster to find the right person for the job. Think about what skills Bob has and the day to day duties of a man on the moon.

 

Theme Task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhD8GFwy734

Research the first man on the moon – Neil Armstrong. Can you find out facts about his life and work and create a poster, a video or PowerPoint to show what you find out?

Possible things to include:

Where/when was he born? What is he famous for? What did he do before becoming an astronaut? What is he famous for saying?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 2 lesson 2 – Order Lengths

Please make sure you have completed all previous lessons, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE – listen to the story up to 1 minute and 26 secs stop reading at this page:

 

 

Tell Me Grid Activity:

Answer the following questions in full sentences about the book so far:

What do you like about the story so far?

 

 

 

 

What do you dislike about the story so far?

What questions do you have?

 

 

 

 

What have we learnt about Bob so far?

 

Outdoor/Creative Task:

Watch the clip below showing the first landing on the moon. While you watch look carefully how they move and walk. Can you go in the garden and imagine you are walking on the moon? Create a short video showing how astronauts walk in space. Challenge: Can you hop and jump slowly too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOcDftgR5UQ

Tuesday 28th April

 

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 2 lesson 1 – Compare Lengths

Please make sure you have completed all previous lessons, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE – listen to the story up to 28 secs stop reading at this page:

 

 

Look closely at the clues in the picture. What does it tell us about Bob? What things does he like doing? Is he a spaceman? How do we know? Make a list of everything you can infer about Bob.

Make a list of all the things you notice in the picture. Challenge: can you use adjectives to describe what you see?

 

Science:

 

Materials for a spacesuit:

 

What materials would be useful to make a space suit? Why?

Think about which materials keep you warm, are flexible, waterproof and strong.

Can you draw and label your spacesuit?

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 27th April

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Summer Term Week 1 Friday – Maths Challenge

Please make sure you have completed all previous lessons, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

English Task:

We are starting work linked to a new book called Man on the Moon. Please do not read the whole book as we will be reading it in small parts and setting tasks linked to what we have read so far.

 

Big Question – Prediction

What do you think our new story will be about?

Challenge: Can you explain why you think this?

 

Think about what information the picture gives us.

What does the title tell us?  What might the setting be?  Who might the main character be?

 

The picture tells me…

I think the story is about… because…

I think the setting is … because …

I think the main character is … because…

 

 

Year 1 and 2 are starting a new theme for the Summer term called ‘Superheroes of the World.’

 

Creative Science:

Why are there craters on the moon? – Can you make a poster to explain?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFYiiX-Et0

https://www.icanteachmychild.com/simple-science-experiment-for-kids-why-are-there-craters-on-the-moon/

Use the links above to find out why there are craters on the moon. Can you have a go at the crater experiment? Remember to poster your pictures.

Friday 24th April  

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete ‘Summer Term – Week 1 – Lesson 4 – Measure length (m)’  

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

Writing task:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKDT2oLzlA

Today you are going to finish the story! Re-read from the beginning and discuss the following questions:

  • What was your favourite part?
  • Did you have a favourite alien?
  • Can you re-tell the story?

TASK: What different planets do we have? Can you research and find out about our solar system? Create a poster to show your findings!

Since we love a sing song in Y2, can you click the link below and learn the solar system song? You may even want to send in a video clip of you singing for extra dojo points! J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrlgH97v94

Creative Task:

Can you create a model of a spaceship for the aliens in the story? You can use any household items you have – be as creative as you can!

 

 

 

 

Thursday 23rd April  

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete ‘Summer Term – Week 1 – Lesson 3 – Measure length (cm)’  

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

Writing task:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKDT2oLzlA

Read the story up to page 14 today.

Now that you have found out a little more about the aliens, write a letter to them find out some more information!

Think about:

  • How to begin a letter
  • Can you introduce yourself? Let the aliens know who you are
  • What questions would you like to ask? What does a question sentence need?
  • How do we finish a letter?

 

Mindfulness challenge:

Today your challenge is to do something kind for somebody. For example, you could pay somebody a compliment, make something for somebody or help them out with a job. Don’t forget to upload a picture or tell us about your act of kindness on your portfolio to be awarded Dojo points! Remember – in a world where you can be anything, be kind J.

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April  

Maths Task:

Please complete Summer Term – Week 1 – Lesson 2 – Count in fractions

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

Writing task:

         way

smelly

 

        bright

       surprises

space

 

away

 

          fight

two

 

day

 

          race

sizes

 

          sight

 

true

 

jelly

        exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKDT2oLzlA

Read the story up to pages 5/6 today. Using the words above, can you find all of the rhyming pairs? What is a rhyming word? Some words even have 2 matches can you spot them?

Challenge – Can you find any more words that rhyme with the ones above?

 

Outdoor Task:

Today is a special today as it is EARTH DAY! Your task is to get outside in the sunshine and complete this rainbow scavenger hunt! Can you draw and label your findings?

Tuesday 21st April  

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete ‘Summer Term – Week 1 – Find three quarters’ 

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

 

Writing task:

Can you remember what the title of our new story?

Today I would like you to read the story up to page 4 and stop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKDT2oLzlA

Task - Can you create a WARNING poster for planet Earth to warn people about the aliens? Can you include a picture, labels and adjectives to give people as much information as possible?

 

Creative Task:

Can you create your own alien-themed healthy snack?

How many healthy foods can you think of?

Challenge – can you label the foods you have included using your phonics?

 

   

Monday 20th April  

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete ‘Week 2 lesson 5 – Equivalence of a Half and Two Quarters’ 

Please do not complete lesson 5 unless you have completed lessons 1-4 as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

Writing task:

This week we are going to be looking at a brand new book as an introduction to our new and exciting topic which will be revealed next week!

It is called ‘HERE COME THE ALIENS!’

  • Just read pages 1-2 today and then compete the following tasks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKDT2oLzlA

  1. Big Question: What does the word conquer mean? Challenge: Can you use the word conquer in a sentence?
  2. Can you write at least 3 sentences to describe the spaceship? How many amazing adjectives can you use?

 

Creative Task:

Create a hand painting of your very own alien! If you do not have paints, you can draw around your hand using pen/pencil. Can you give your alien a name and add any labels or expanded noun phrases?

          

 

 

6th April 2020

Spring Break Challenges

Throughout the two week break please continue to work on your on-line core skills as these will be so important to you when we return to school:

  • TTRS
  • Numbots
  • Bug Club
  • Nessy

Maths:

We are going to take a break from the White Rose Hub lessons for these two weeks to allow everyone to have a break and those who didn’t start at the same time to catch up. We finished on Week 2 Lesson 4 Step 9 – Non Unit Fractions. However White Rose have added some great fun maths lessons that they are updating each day to keep you going throughout the holidays if you would like to try any. Click here to try them out: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/

 

Science – Lost and Found - Materials

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNgh3Q58QoI – listen to the story Lost and Found using the link to YouTube.

Look at the tasks below and select which one you would like to investigate – you can of course choose more than one if you like.

 

Before you start watch this video to ensure the children have a good understanding of what materials are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAkQT1IgNdU

 

Task option 1:

In the story the boy and the penguin have to travel across the sea to the South Pole. Can you investigate what materials would be suitable to make a boat out of? Could you have a go at making different boats using materials around the house and test them?

Remember:

Your boat needs to float – which materials around your house float? Which sink?

Your boat needs to be waterproof – what does this mean?

Your boat needs to hold the boy and the penguin so it needs to be strong – can you add a small weight to your boat to test it?

 

Task option 2:

Research how do penguins stay warm in the freezing weather? - Can you show your research in some way. 

Thinking about this how could the boy keep himself warm? What materials would work best? Can you design an outfit for the boy on his journey?

Draw your design and label the different materials you have used and why you have chosen them.

       

4th April 2020

Spring Break

Now we have reached the Spring Break, we think everyone needs a well deserved rest (teachers, pupils and parents !!), therefore we will not be setting daily tasks on the website. However, we will set a project to complete over the two week holiday as we normally do. As with any holiday period we still expect children to access online learning at home (for help with logins etc check the info page by clicking here). Teachers will not be checking who is going on this daily but will check at the end of the two week holiday.


Please feel free to still add photographs and videos to Tapestry/Dojos as the staff would love to see what the children are getting up to and we know the home school link is now more important than ever. Staff won't be responding to these but will add them to the children's online portfolio.


Daily tasks will resume on the website on 20th April.


Mrs O'Neil Edwards will also be adding a headteacher's challenge to the website for children to work on over the two week holiday.


Have a wonderful Easter, be kind and stay safe. πŸ£πŸŒˆπŸ’–

Friday 3rd April

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 4 – Non Unit Fractions

Please make sure you have completed all of week 1, week 2 lessons 1 - 3 first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

SPAG Task:

 

Play the ADD game to practise adding -ing:

Write these words onto some cards:

 

Remember the three rules of what we have to do to the verb when adding -ing:

 

1. Nothing

2. Double the final consonant

3. Drop the e

 

Video link with examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1UwR97CUYY

 

Your child will need a pen, paper and a larger piece of paper with three columns labelled as above – nothing, double the final consonant, drop the e. S/he takes one card from the pile, decides which column the word belongs in and tries the word on his/her paper. S/he puts the word in the column they think is correct. Which column fills up first?

 

Outdoor Task:

Can you compete in a family egg and spoon race? Who will be the winner? If you don’t have eggs or would rather use something less messy you could use stones, pebbles, balls or anything else you can think of.

I can’t wait to see these pictures and videos! J

 

Thursday 2nd April

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 3 – Unit Fractions

Please make sure you have completed all of week 1, week 2 lessons 1 and 2 first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

Writing task:

 

 

Creative Task - Easter cooking:

Choose a recipe from one of the links below depending on what ingredients you have at home and have fun! Feel free to use your own recipe or another you find.

 

Easter biscuits:

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/easter-biscuits.html

 

Easter nests:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/shredded-wheat-nests

 

Lots of different ideas:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/collections/easter_baking

 

Don’t forget your daily online tasks on Nessy, Numbots, TTRS and Bug Club.

Wednesday 1st April

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 2 – Find a Third

Please make sure you have completed all of week 1 lessons first, as work is progressive.

SPAG Task:

Use these cards to play past tense dominoes.

 

 
   

 

Challenge: What do you notice? What spelling rules can you spot? Can you sort your matching pairs following these rules? For example, in some words we do nothing when we add the suffix ‘ed’ e.g. touch – touched.

What do you notice about these words?

  • Shop – shopped
  • Try – tried
  • Like – liked

Creative Task:

The Easter Bunny isn’t far away can you create your own Easter egg using a weaving technique? Instructions and resources can be found on the link below. If you don’t have coloured paper at home, why not colour in/paint some white paper. Can you add even more details to your Easter egg when you have finished weaving?

https://www.redtedart.com/woven-egg-chick-cards-printables/

 

 

 

Tuesday 31st March

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete Week 2 Lesson 1 – Recognise a Third

Please make sure you have completed all of week 1 lessons first, as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the video to help you!

 

Writing Task:

 

 

Well-being Task:

Can you complete a cosmic yoga dinosaur class? Post pictures or videos on your portfolios. Bonus Dojos if you can get the whole family involved!

A simple yoga class for beginners – 5 Minutes long J

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

A harder version, who is up for the challenge? 20 minutes long J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78

 

Don't forget to log on to TTRS, Numbots, Nessy and Bug Club 

Monday 30th March

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete lesson 5 – Find a Quarter

Please do not complete lesson 5 unless you have completed lessons 1-4 as work is progressive.

Don’t forget to watch the useful video to help you!

 

SPAG Task:

Read the poem below and rewrite it, changing the present tense to the past tense (from ‘today’ to ‘yesterday’)

Remember to think about the suffix ‘ed’

 

It

 

It hops and wobbles

Over rocks and stones.

It whimpers and whispers

And softly moans.

In darkness it glows

Like the moon in the sky.

What is it, this form, this creature,

this mess?

I try and I try to look at it’s face.

I laugh and cry, I’ve got it!

Can you guess?

It’s a poor alien from outer space!

 

Challenge: Can you add in another clue to describe what the alien does or looks like in the past tense? - Extra 5 Dojos.

 

Creative Task:

Now that you have designed and made your own dinosaur can you make a fossil to show what it’s footprints might have been like? You could use play-dough, salt dough or modelling material to create your fossil or you could even go out into the garden and make your fossil by making imprints in the soil or sand. If you have any toy dinosaurs, you could also use these to make a fossil.

5 Dojo bonus for anyone who can answer my question:

 

Who can remember what type of fossil a footprint is?

 

https://www.littlepassports.com/blog/craft-diy/make-dinosaur-fossils-using-salt-dough/

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 27th March

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete lesson 4 – Recognise a quarter 

Please do not complete lesson 4 unless you have completed previous lessons as work is progressive.

 

Don’t forget to watch the video first to help you.

 

Writing Task:

Write an acrostic poem linked to our dinosaur topic!  Can you include key facts about dinosaurs and some amazing adjectives?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfC-VjouV6c

 

    

 

 

Spoken Language Task:

Send a message to your Y2 friends! We understand you must be missing your friends whilst at home, so let’s send them a message! You can either record a video post or take a picture of you holding a message on paper. I will share these posts for everybody in Y2 to see J

 

Thursday 26th March

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete lesson 3 – Find a Half

Please do not complete lesson 3 unless you have completed lessons 1 and 2 as the work set is progressive.

 

Writing Task:

 

Creative Task:

Can you use ‘junk’ from around the house to create your new dinosaur? Your junk model dinosaur might include toilet rolls, egg boxes, milk bottles, cereal boxes or anything you have around the house. Here are some examples:

 

        

 

Remember to post your work on your Dojo portfolios and keep an eye on our class story for mine!

Wednesday 25th March

Maths Task:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please complete lesson 2 – Recognise a Half

Please do not complete this lesson unless you have completed lesson 1 – Make Equal Parts.

 

Writing Task:

Year 2 have been learning all about dinosaurs!  Can you create your very own dinosaur?

Draw your dinosaur, name your dinosaur and label it using some amazing adjectives! Can you describe what it looks like? Can you explain what they eat - Is your dinosaur a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore? Can you remember what these terms mean?

 

                                                        

Spelling Task:

Online tricky word spelling game! Select Year 2 and practise making as many of the Y2 tricky words as possible!

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

 

Outdoor task:

Create your own obstacle course!

Can you use any household/ outdoor objects to create your very own obstacle course for yourself and your family members? How challenging can you make it? Remember to upload pictures and videos on Class Dojo portfolios. 

 

         

 

 

Tuesday 24th March

Maths Update:

As the messages said yesterday, please do not use the Power Maths books, put them somewhere safe in your house and keep them there until the schools re-open.

 

White Rose Hub are a team of teachers and mathematicians who have for a number of years been supporting schools with planning, lesson ideas and resources of a very high standard.

 

They have just released a website to support all those children who are affected by the school closures with a daily lesson which includes:

  • A short 'teaching' video to watch first which explains the daily topic.
  • A number of activities to practice this skill and a few to challenge you further.
  • The answers for these activities which also shows how they worked out these answers.

These lessons are released every Monday and are organised by Year group (from Foundation Stage through to Year 6)

 

If you don't have printer at home, just use whatever paper you have and write the question out yourself.  Remember, it's all about having a go and doing your best, don't worry if you get stuck and don't give up because as each day goes by they will be going over the same topic / skill and you will get there πŸ‘πŸ».

 

You do not need a login or password, just click here or visit (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/)

 

They did struggle yesterday due to the number of visitors to their site and have been working through the night to increase their capacity but if it isn't working just leave it for a while and try later.

Tuesday 24th March

Writing Task:

 

Spelling Task:

Investigate the past tense.

Discuss what the ‘past tense’ means using the words ‘today’ and ‘yesterday.’ E.g. Today I play in the garden, yesterday I played in the garden. Today I walk to school, yesterday I walked to school.

Use a book that your child enjoys and find some examples of the past tense where -ed is added. You might find that some of these words sound as though they end with just -d or even -id or -t, but your child can be reminded that these words tell us about something that happened yesterday, so they end with -ed.

Outdoor Learning Task:

Can you use natural items from your garden to create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece of land art?

 

 

Don't forget to upload pictures/work on your Class Dojo portfolio. 

 

 

Monday 23rd March 

Writing Task:

Think of a new and exciting game that you and your family could play inside or in the garden. Think about games you may have played together in the past, can you use it as inspiration to create a new game? 

Suggestions: obstacle course, hopping race, hoopla with Cheerios and a straw or basketball with coloured balls and each colour is worth certain points. 

When you have thought of a new game, give it a name and write a set of instructions of how to play. When you have done this upload a picture on Class Dojo and we can all play these games at home with our own families. It would be lovely to see people playing these games over the next few weeks. 

 

Remember instructions need:

  • A title
  • A what you will need section
  • Bossy verbs
  • Time conjunctions
  • Diagrams 
  • Bullet points and numbers

 

Outdoor Learning Task:

Go outside into your garden and look for signs of Spring. Whilst outside, can you make a list or draw a labelled picture of the signs you notice. Remember what we looked for together on our Winter and Autumn walks in school. 

Creative Task:

You may have seen the # fill your windows with rainbows this week, which is a game children are playing as they go outside to exercise/have a walk in their street or near their home. It would be lovely if you created a rainbow poster to display in your house for other children to spot. You can use paint, coloured pencils, felts anything you have at home you may even want to write a little message. 

For some examples or to read more about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988671

 

21st March 2020

Audible:

With schools closed and us all having stay apart to keep each other safe, Audible have created an  amazing resource to help make things a little easier.  They have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free (no accounts or passwords needed!) Just click here to stream and listen (or visit stories.audible.com).  All their stories will stream on desktop computers, laptops, phones or tablets.

 

The books are sorted by age group with sections just for primary school children.  This is a great way to break up your day, take a break from a screen, just sit back and enjoy having a book read to you.

20th March 2020

Active Teach:

In school we use 'Active Teach' to promote keeping fit whilst learning.  Active Teach have provided ALL their resources for free during the current school closure.  Use the link here to access their activities and keep yourself active while you are at home.

 

Nessy:

Now that schools have had to close, Nessy have also extended their spelling and writing software to ALL our children.  We have used Nessy in school for many years to support a small number of children and it is proven to support reading and spelling so please make the most of this fantastic resource.  Nessy works best if it is used for about 20 minutes every day rather than longer less-frequent spells.

  • Click here to access Nessy.
  • The secret work to access Nessy is 'commonmint'.
  • Your child will then need to enter their username that they use for all our other online learning (usually their first name with three numbers).
  • Nessy automatically adjusts the level you are working at based on how you are progressing so it will be tailored to each child's individual needs.

18th March 2020

Bug Club:

  • We expect you to complete 30 minutes a day READING on Bug Club (not to include any time you update your avatar or reward games).
  • To access Bug Club you can google 'Bug Club' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk
  • The school code you will need is gpbe.

 

TimesTables RockStars (TTRS):

  • We expect you to complete at least 10 games in 'garage' per day and at least one 'studio' game.
  • To access TTRS you can google 'Times Tables Rock Stars' or click the link here.
  • Everyone's password is mendell.  You should know your username but if you are struggling to log in then please contact your teacher using Class Dojo or email support@mendell.wirral.sch.uk

 

Numbots:

  • To access Numbots you use the same login details as TTRS / Bug Club.
  • You need to visit play.numbots.com or just click here.
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Numbots.

 

Hit the Button:

  • This is a free website and needs no usernames or password
  • You should play at least 15 minutes each day on Hit the Button.
  • To access the website just click here.
  • Start on your number bonds and work through these levels:
    • Make 10
    • Make 20
    • Make 100 (tens)
    • Make 100
  • Aim to answer at least 20 questions correctly in the time you are given before you move to the next level.  

School closure expectations

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