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Year 2 Mrs Cuthbertson

Monday 13th July

Good morning, I am really looking forward to seeing some of you back at school. For those of you at home I hope you are safe and well and enjoy some of these activities this week.

 

Maths - We will continue with the White Rose videos and activities.

 

English - 

The ‘timetable’ for this week’s teaching and learning is as follows

  • Day 1 – Listen to the reading of This Book Just Ate My Dog, written by Richard Byrne. Read a set of instructions. Read commands to play a game based on the book. Write commands for your own simple game.
  • Day 2 – Listen again to This Book Just Ate My Dog. Read a set of instructions. Read labels and play a game of Pairs based on the book. Use expanded noun phrases for labels for a new set of Pairs cards and play the game with family.
  • Day 3 – Read This Book Just Ate My Dog for the last time. Read instructions and play a game of Heads, Bodies and Legs. Write sentences containing expanded noun phrases describing the pictures you have drawn. Play a version of the game Consequences, and write an extended jumbled story of your own.
  • Day 4 Listen to a reading of It’s a Book, by Lane Smith. Answer quiz questions about traditional stories and then write questions and answers for a quiz about technology and IT devices.

 

Topic -  Complete the following activities

                1. What I'm looking forward to jar - decorate the front of the jar and then on the back think about the things you are most looking forward to doing when Lockdown finishes. Choose 4 of them to write in your jar.

                 2. As you are coming to the end of Year 2 - complete the activity about moving onto to Year 3.

 

Monday - English

Friday 10th Juy 

Good morning Year 2.

 

Maths - It's the Friday challenge time again.  Complete Challenges 1 and 2. Have a go at 3 and 4 if you want to.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Family-Challenge-Friday-10th-July.pdf

 

English - Watch the story 'The Colour Monster' and answer the questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

 

Thursday 9th July

Good morning Year 2, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Video - Quarter to and past and complete the activity.

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

English - Use your work from Tues and Wed to create your extra pages for The Colour Monster book.

Add illustration along with your writing.

(See example on Thurs in the document below)

 

Topic - Don't forget to create your 3D Colour Monster and post him/her on the class Facebook page.

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Maths video - o'clock and half past

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

English - 

Wednesday – Continue your writing for the other 2 colours of your colour monster.

(As Yesterday)

 

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning Year 2.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video - Temperature and complete the activity.

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

English - Listen to The Colour Monster story again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

Today you are going to write 2 new pages for the story based on the colour monster you drew yesterday.

You need to think about the colour, what emotion it represents, what it looks like and how it makes you feel. Collect your ideas then write your sentences below.

Eg

Colour

Emotion

Seeing

Feeling

Red

Anger

Volcanoes spitting fire and erupting fiercely.

hot , bad tempered

 

  This is anger. It explodes red like the lava erupting from the fierce volcano and flames bursting through the forest.

You feel hot and red. You shout and stamp. You want to clench your fists and run away.

(Use the documment below to help collect your ideas - Remember it is 2 colours today and the other 2 colours will be tomorrow.

 

Topic challenge - Create a 3D colour monster of your choice.

Monday 6th July

Good morning, I hope you all had a good weekend and are safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video - Litres and complete the activity.

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

English - This week we are going to use 'The Colour Monster' story to base our work on.

Please see the document below for an overview of the week.

Activity - watch 'The Colour Monster' 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y

Create your own Colour Monster with 4 colours and 4 emotions/feelings.

 

Topic Challenge - Make a 3D Colour Monster. (Be as imaginative and creative as you want!)

 

Friday 3rd July

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - It's the Friday Challenge once again. 

Please complete challenges 1 and 2. Have a go at Challenge 3 if you can.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Family-Challenge-Friday-3rd-July.pdf

 

English - Watch The Way Back Home and compare with Lost and found

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyUrb0X5iU&t=94s

 

Thursday 2nd July

Good morning Year 2, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video - Millilitres and complete the activity.

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

English - Listen to the story The Way Back Home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyUrb0X5iU&t=94s

Answer the questions about the story.

(See document below for information)

 

English The Way Back Home

Wednesday 1st July

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White rose video - Compare volume and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Watch the film trailer for Lost and Found

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-N-m0N0vtM&t=5s

Plan and write a story about the penguin.

Topic - This week you will be exploring what a micro habitat is, and the creatures you might find in them.

Look at the information on micro habitats.

Go on a hunt looking for micro habitats and draw what you find.

Tuesday 30th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video - Measure in kilograms and complete the activity.

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

English - Watch Lost and found and complete the activities .

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

 

English - Lost and found

Monday 29th June. 

Good morning, I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for the learning this week.

 

Maths - Please watch the video - Measure mass in grams and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Listen to the story Lost and Found.

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

1. Order the sequencing cards to retell the story.

2. Look at the picture from the story.
Think about where in the story this picture is from: what is each character feeling at this point in the tale?
o Use the two Thought Bubbles to record each character’s thoughts in full sentences.

(See document below for more information)

 

Topic - This week you will be exploring what a micro habitat is, and the creatures you might find in them.

Look at the information on micro habitats.

Go on a hunt looking for micro habitats and draw what you find.

Friday 26th June

 

Good morning Year 2.  Well done another week completed.

 

Maths - It's that Friday Challenge day again so have a go and see what you can do. (Remember Challenges 1, 2 and 3 are for you)

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Family-Challenge-Friday-26th.pdf

 

English - Write a short diary entry of one of your days in Lockdown.

Remember to tell me what you did, how you felt, what you missed and any other interesting things about that day.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 25th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well/

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Video - Compare Mass and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Listen to The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkYRFgyGqiA&t=26s

Read the information on writing a book review.

Write a book review about Manfish.

English - Book review

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video - Four operations with length and complete the activities.

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

English - Finish or rewatch Manfish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGi2BkgPfDc&t=499s%2C

Today we are looking at apostrophes - the possessive apostrophe - when it shows somwthing belongs to someone 

                                                               the apostrophe for contractions - to show that some letters have been missed out when two  words are joined together

Complete the activities in the document below.

English - Apostrophes

Well being topic work continues throughout the week.

Tuesday 23rd June

Good morning Year 2

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video - compare length and complete the activities.

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

English - Watch the story of Manfish and answer the questions.

(see document below for more information)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGi2BkgPfDc&t=499s%2C

 

Topic - This week our topic work is based all around your well being. Here are some slightly different activities to try. 

 

1. Create an I am an amazing person poster.

2. Make a Things to look forward to jar.

3. Create a Kindness poster

4. See how many different acts of kindness you can do.

Well being

Monday 22nd June

Good morning, I hope you've had a good weekend and are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White rose maths video - Measure Length and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Read Whale Words and then complete the different activities.

Topic - This week our topic work is based all around your well being. Here are some slightly different activities to try. 

 

1. Create an I am an amazing person poster.

2. Make a Things to look forward to jar.

3. Create a Kindness poster

4. See how many different acts of kindness you can do.

Friday 19th June

Welcome to our virtual SPORTS DAY!!

Try the 10 challenges and see how well you can do. Most of all have lots of fun with your family.

 

Year 2 Virtual Sports Day

Thursday 18th June

Good morning Year 2 I hope you are all safe and well.

Tomorrow we are holding a virtual sports day. This will include 10 challenges set for you to complete throughout the day. You can take photographs or videos of yourself carrying out these activities and post them on the Facebook page for us to see. Let's see who can meet all of the challenges.......

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video Patterns with 2D and 3D shapes and complete the activity.

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

English - Read the information about the Rag Doll. 

Write a letter from the Rag doll to the child. ( See document below for more information)

 

Rag doll letter

Wednesday 17th June

Good morning, I hope you are safe and well. 

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video Sorting 2D and 3D shapes and then complete the activity.

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

English - Listen to the first half of Dogger by Shirley Hughes, up to when Dogger goes missing (about 3 mins 30 secs in).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOYgRf5jes

How is Dave feeling at this point in the story?

 

Read the Lost poster for a missing rag doll called Jemima. (On the document below)
You are going to create a ‘Lost’ poster for Dogger.
o On the poster template, draw Dogger. Explain what happened to him.
o Describe Dogger using good adjectives and adverbs.
o Say how you, Dave, are feeling about not having him.
o Offer a reward for his safe return.

 

English - Lost poster

Topic - Remember this is to complete anytime throughout the week

This week we will be looking at Where I live - identifying the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and different facts about each.

(see document below)

In Art we will continue with our plant and outside theme. 

This week can you make a sculpture using sticks - there are some examples in the document below.

Where I live and Plant Art

Tuesday 16th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Maths video - counting faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes and complete the activity.

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

English - Listen to the story Maisie's Dragon again. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQCQ1V_ZWM&feature=youtu.be

Write sentences using nouns, adjectives and adverbs.  Write about how you would care for a pet dragon.

Use the document below for more information.

Topic - Remember this is to complete anytime throughout the week

This week we will be looking at Where I live - identifying the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and different facts about each.

(see document below)

In Art we will continue with our plant and outside theme. 

This week can you make a sculpture using sticks - there are some examples in the document below.

Where I live and Plant Art

Monday 15th June

Good morning, I hope you've had a good weekend and you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose MAaths video - counting sides and vertices on 2D shapes and complete the activity.

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

English - This week the work will be based around the story 'Maisie's Dragon'.

Please watch the video of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQCQ1V_ZWM&feature=youtu.be

Write a conversation with the dragon. (See document below for more information)

 

Maisie's Dragon

Topic - Remember this is to complete anytime throughout the week

This week we will be looking at Where I live - identifying the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and different facts about each.

(see document below)

In Art we will continue with our plant and outside theme. 

This week can you make a sculpture using sticks - there are some examples in the document below.

Friday 12th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well. 

 

Maths - Today's maths is all about position and direction.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsvgn9q

 

English -  Write your diary entry. (the document below has more information)

 

 

Topic - this week there are 3 different activities. Here is an outline, open the documents below to see more information.

1. Leaf art - choose a leaf and represent it in two different ways.

2. Habitats - Look at the information about living things and their habitats, then identify which animals live in the different habitats.

3. Where do I live? = Answer some questions about where you live.

Topic

Thursday 11th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Please watch the video Two step problems and complete the activity.

https://vimeo.com/425620791

 

English - Watch the story Diary of a Wombat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0esdaXtf0Yo&t=334s

Children to write sentences using conjunctions and plan their own diary entry for a different animal.

See document below for more information.

English - Diary of a wombat

Topic continues throughout the week.

Wednesday 10th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Watch the video on Finding change and complete the activity.

https://vimeo.com/425620627

 

English - Watch the story of A diary of a Wombat and complete the past and present activities .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMMhJ4iiu8

 

Past and present

Topic - this week there are 3 different activities. Here is an outline, open the documents below to see more information.

1. Leaf art - choose a leaf and represent it in two different ways.

2. Habitats - Look at the information about living things and their habitats, then identify which animals live in the different habitats.

3. Where do I live? = Answer some questions about where you live.

Topic

Tuesday 9th June

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths - Watch the White Rose Video - Find the difference and complete the activity.

https://vimeo.com/425620376

 

English - Watch the video of Diary of a Wombat and complete the activities in the document below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMMhJ4iiu8

 

English - Diary of a Wombat

Topic - this week there are 3 different activities. Here is an outline, open the documents below to see more information.

1. Leaf art - choose a leaf and represent it in two different ways.

2. Habitats - Look at the information about living things and their habitats, then identify which animals live in the different habitats.

3. Where do I live? = Answer some questions about where you live.

Topic

Monday 8th June

Good morning and welcome to week 2 of the Summer term. I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Maths  - Watch the White Rose Maths video or Finding the total and complete the activity.

https://vimeo.com/425620182

 

English - This week we are going to use the book Diary of a wombat.

Read the information about Wombats and answer the questions.

Topic - this week there are 3 different activities. Here is an outline, open the documents below to see more information.

1. Leaf art - choose a leaf and represent it in two different ways.

2. Habitats - Look at the information about living things and their habitats, then identify which animals live in the different habitats.

3. Where do I live? = Answer some questions about where you live.

The Magic Pebble

Thursday 4th June

Good morning, 

Here is the work for today. Any questions please ask.

 

Maths - Watch the White Rose video - odd and even numbers and complete the activity.

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

English - Today you are going to read the poem 'Tell it to the dog'. Then you are going to think about things you like to maon about.

Finally you will write a poem in the style of 'Tell it to the dog'.

See the document below for all the information.

 

English - Tell it to the dog

Topic

In science this week we will begin to look at objects and decide if they are living, dead or once lived. 

Look at the information about living things and then complete the activity.

 

CHALLENGE - How many living things can you find in your garden?

 

In Art this week we are going to begin to look at plants. Look at the works by famous artists and choose your favourite. Then try to recreate their work in your own style. You could use pencils, paints, collage - it is up to you.

Topic activities

Wednesday 3rd June 

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

Here is the work for today and remember the topic work goes on throughout the week.

 

Maths - Please watch the lesson on grouping and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Watch the video of Willy the dreamer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_U2TNtAUVk

By now you have met Willy in different stories. Use the document below to write a book review.

 

English book review

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning here is the work for today. Don't forget the topic set yesterday is to complete throughout the week.

 

Maths - Watch the White Rose video on Sharing and complete the activity.

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

 

English - All the activities for English are explained in the document below.

 

Watch the video of 'Willy the Champ'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhI8duqNzas

 

Write a description using adjectives.

Write sentences using preposisitions ( these describe where things are - Shy Willie stood behind the brick wall.)

 

CHALLENGE -  What are your 3 fun things to do? Draw and write.

 

 

Willy the Champ

Topic

In science this week we will begin to look at objects and decide if they are living, dead or once lived. 

Look at the information about living things and then complete the activity.

 

CHALLENGE - How many living things can you find in your garden?

 

In Art this week we are going to begin to look at plants. Look at the works by famous artists and choose your favourite. Then try to recreate their work in your own style. You could use pencils, paints, collage - it is up to you.

Topic activities

Summer 2

Welcome back. I hope you have all had a great week off enjoying the glorious sunshine. 

 

This week in Maths we will be continuing with the White Rose Maths videos and work set to go with them. In English we will doing a range of activities based on the story 'Willy the wimp' . Our topic will be looking at living things and in art we will be using plants to inspire us. I look forward to seeing some of your work on the Facebook page.

 

Monday 1st June

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Maths video on the ten times table and complete the activity.

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

 

English -  Use the document below to get all the information for the English work today.

1. Watch the story of Willy the wimp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY9z6BH682Y&t=5s

2. Note down the things Willy does to get stronger

3. Compare Willy as a wimp to Willy begin strong

CHALLENGE - Draw a picture and write about a time when you were brave.

Willy the wimp - Monday 1st June

Topic

In science this week we will begin to look at objects and decide if they are living, dead or once lived. 

Look at the information about living things and then complete the activity.

 

CHALLENGE - How many living things can you find in your garden?

 

In Art this week we are going to begin to look at plants. Look at the works by famous artists and choose your favourite. Then try to recreate their work in your own style. You could use pencils, paints, collage - it is up to you.

Friday 22nd May

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well. 

The final day of this half term. Well done everyone for working so hard and continuing to develop your learning at home at this time.

I am so proud of all the effort by both children and parents. This will be the last post for the half term and I will be back on the Monday 1st June. 

Have a lovely break and keep safe.

 

Maths - It's the Friday Family Challenge day again. Look at the maths challenges and complete 1, 2 and 3 (these are all suitable for Year 2)

Have a go at the others if you want with your family.

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

 

English - Read the information on the desert and answer the questions.

Topic continues throughout the week.

Thursday 21st May

Good morning, 

Here is the work for today.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video on the 5 times table and complete the activity.

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

 

English

Today we are continuing with our desert theme. You need to write warning labels for the animals you might come across in the deseert. Think about the punctuation you will need to use.

If you want, you can choose other desert animals than the ones on the sheet.

Topic continues throughout the week. 

Have a good day.

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

Here is the work for today.

Maths - Please watch the video on the 2 times table and complete the activity.

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

English - Today use the picture and the word bank to make a I can see ... poem.

Try to include some interesting adjectives and adverbs.

   Eg. I can see the tall palm trees swaying gently in the breeze.

                            adjective                           adverb

 

Topic continues throughout the week and I must comment on how creative the Eart Art has been.

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning, I hope you are safe and well. Here is the learning for today.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Maths video  lesson 2 - Use arrays and complete the activity below.

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

English - Today you are going to write a set of instructions to say how to survive in the Desert.

Topic - Continue with the Earth art.

Science - Can you find out what plants need to survive. You could draw a picture showing these.

Monday 18th May

 

Good morning, 

I hope you all had a good weekend. This week in English the work will all be based around the Desert and in maths the work is based around multiplication.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video for lesson 1 - Multiplication sentences using the X symbol. Then complete the activity below.

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

 

English -  Please watch the short video clip about Deserts and then complete the activity below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zsqnfg8

Earth Art - Have fun doing this.

Friday 15th May

Good mroning, I hope you are safe and well.

 

Maths - It's Challenge Friday again. Use the link below to get the Friday challenges. Remember the challenges are for all ages so please complete challenges 1 and 2. If you want have a go at challenges 3 and 4. 

 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Family-Challenge-Friday-15th.pdf

Here are the answers 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Answers-Friday-15th.pdf

 

English - Watch the video and read the extracts from the book 'Cake' on the Daily Bitesize website and complete activities 1,2 and 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqr47h

 

Topic - Plants and computing continue for the week.

 

Have a good weekend and I will be back on Monday. 

Thursday 14th May

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well. It looks like it is going to be a lovely sunny day so do try and enjoy some of it.

Here is the work for today.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Maths video on lesoon 4 - Number bonds to 100 and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Using the link below watch the introduction video on how to use an exclamation mark.

Then watch the video for activity 3 and make a poster about how to be safe at a pond. Remember your poster needs to have some exclamation marks on it.

Complete Activity 4 - The exclamation mark quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmtpscw

 

Topic challenges for science and computing continue.

 

If you fancy a bit of a sing song then here is the link to some songs and activities for the children.

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose Maths video - Lesson 3 - Subtracting 2 digit numbers and then complete the activity.

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

English - Read 'At the seaside' in the home learning English - Reading booklet and answer the questions. (Answer section c in your purple book)

Remember to read every day and quiz if you can.

 

Topic - Plants and computer activities to continue throuhout the week.

 

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well. 

 

Maths  - Please watch the video on adding two digit numbers and then complete the activity that goes with it.

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

English - Today on the Daily Bitesize website we are looking at using conjunctions (joining words)

Please watch the first video and then try the activity game. Then watch the video about the ocean and complete Activity 3 - writing sentences with conjunctions about the ocean.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6rvbdm

 

Topic - Science and computing activities continue throughout the week.

Science

We are going to start to have a look at plants, the different parts of plants, what each part does and what plants need to grow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrh8wty

Watch the video about Parts of a plant and then complete Activity 1 - the plant quiz 

Activity 2 - You can use the sheet that they suggest on the daily bitesize lesson or you could draw and label your own picture of a plant.

 

Challenge - How many different plants can you identify in the environment around you?

 

Computing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382

Watch the videos about coding and then try the activities.

Monday 11th May

Good morning, I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the Bank Holiday.

Here is the learning for today.

 

Maths - Please watch the White Rose video on adding and subtracting tens. 

Complete the activities below to go with it.

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

English

This week we are going to use the daily bitesize lessons for our English.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnxt39

Please watch The Rainforest video and complete Activity 2 and Activity 3

 

Topic

Well done on all the work you have completed on Castles. We are now going to move onto Science and some Computing. This week we are going to use the daily bitesize lessons. Remember these are to complete throughout the week.

 

Science

We are going to start to have a look at plants, the different parts of plants, what each part does and what plants need to grow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrh8wty

Watch the video about Parts of a plant and then complete Activity 1 - the plant quiz 

Activity 2 - You can use the sheet that they suggest on the daily bitesize lesson or you could draw and label your own picture of a plant.

 

Challenge - How many different plants can you identify in the environment around you?

 

Computing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382

Watch the videos about coding and then try the activities.

 

Thursday 7th May

Good morning. The last day before the long bank holiday weekend.

Here is the work for today.

 

Maths - Watch the White Rose Video on subtracting ones and complete the activities.

Although we are not posting work tomorrow there is also a cookery maths challenge on the White Rose home learning if you would like to try it.

KS1 challenge is the Butterfly pizzas but you are free to have a go at any of them if you feel like it.

 

English - Please complete page 7 in the spelling and handwriting book. Remember to write a sentence for each of the words in your book.

 

Topic - Research and find out about a caslte - make a poster, leaflet or information booklet.

             Remember there are the VE Day challenges as well.

 

 

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday's work.

Well done for the hard work you are all doing at home. I really enjoyed the George and the Dragon stories.

 

Maths - Please complete page 14 in the maths home learning booklet.

Please watch the White Rose Video - Lesson 3 - Related Facts and complete the activity.

 

English - Please complete page 5 in the Grammar and punctuation home learning booklet.

 

Topic - Challenge continue for the week - Research a castle and make a poster, information leaflet or presentation.

            Don't forget the VE Day activities - There has been some fantastic flags and bunting so far.

 

Have a good day, one more day after today then a well deserved long weekend. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday 5th May

 

Good morning, I hope you are all safe and well.

Please find the work for today below.

 

Maths - Please complete page 13 in the home learning maths booklet.

Watch the White Rose video for lesson 2 - Comparing numbers and complete the activity.

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

 

English - Use the plan you made yesterday to complete your George and the Dragon story.

 

Topic - Research and find out about a castle

            Complete a VE Day activity from the list posted yesterday.

 

Have a good day and any questions please ask on the Class Facebook page.

VE Day 2020 activities

Monday 4th May 

Good morning and welcome back to a 4 day week. Yes don't forget Friday is a bank holiday so have a day off and relax as there will be no school work posted on Friday. I hope you are all safe and well and ready for the work this week.

 

Please find below an overview for the English again this week. 

Maths - Please complete page 12 in the maths home learning booklet.

Please watch the White Rose video - Week 3 - Lesson 1 - Fact families and complete the activities.

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

 

English - Today you will be planning the rest of your George and the Dragon story.

Use the information below to halp plan your ideas.

Topic challenge

This week there is just 1 challenge. I would like you to find out about and research a famous castle. The castle is your choice, it can be one that is local or one that is far away.

When you have found out lots of information I would like you to create either a poster or an Information leaflet about it. This could be done on the computer if you wanted to.

Some Examples of Castles you could find out about.

   Alnwick Castle

   Colchester Castle

   Bamburgh Castle

   Edinburgh Castle

   Elizabeth Castle, Jesrsey

 

There are plenty to choose from so have a look, you don't have to do one of the above.

Things you might like to include:

  Pictures

  Information - when it was built / where it is

                        who built it

                        why it was built

                        has anyone famous lived in it

                        what was it used for then / what is it used for now

                        any interesting facts

 

I look forward to seeing the posters or leaflets when they are completed.

 

 

Friday 1st May

 

Good morning, well we managed another week and made it to Friday. I hope you are all safe and well.

Here is today's learning.

 

Maths - Challenge day. Use the link below to find the Friday Challenges on the White Rose Maths home learning page.

Complete challenges 1 and 2 and if you're up for a challenge have a go at challenge 3 as well.

 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Family-Challenge-Friday-1st.pdf

 

English - Use all the information this week and a bit more to write the beginning of your story.

Click on Friday Writing activity for some more information and to read the beginning of my story.

I look forward to reading some of your story beginnings so please post them on the Class Facebook page.

Topic challenges continue for the week.

 

Have a good weekend and I will post again on Monday morning.

Thursday 30th April

Good morning, I hope you are all well and ready to go with today's learning.

 

Maths - Please complete page 11 in the home learning  maths book.

Please watch the video and complete the activity for Lesson 4 - Problem solving on the White Rose Maths home learning website.

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

 

 

 English  - Today you are going to think about the different actions your dragon could do in your story. Try to use some exciting words to make your sentences more interesting.

Click on the link below to find out more.

Thursday - English task

Topic challenges continue for the week. 

Please don't forget to show your work on here. I would love to know which jobs or roles you have chosen as the best or worse in the castle.

 

Happy learning everyone.

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning.

Here is the learning for today.

 

Maths - Complete page 10 in the maths number home learning booklet.

Watch the video on Four operations in the White Rose Maths home learning and complete the activity.

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

English - Today we are going to look at the start of the story using adjectives and repetition.

Here is the link for the story of George and the Dragon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9nAvl8uuw

Topic challenges continue for the week.

 

Happy learning everyone.

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning and I hope you are all well.

Here is the learning for today.

 

Maths - Complete page 9 in the maths home learning booklet.

Complete Lesson 2 of the White Rose Maths - Ordering lengths.

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

 

English - Watch the video clip of George and the Dragon and answer the questions about the story in your purple book.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9nAvl8uuw

 

George and the Dragon questions

Topic Challenges

1. Make a model castle (this is continued on from last week as promised) I have to say the castles made so far have all been different and all been fantastic!

2. Look at the slides in the link below about two different types of castles. Then in your purple book make a table of similarities and differences about the two castles.

      Eg.                Motte and Bailey Castles                                                             Keep and Bailey castles

                           Built by the Normans                                                                   Built by the Normans

                           Made out of wood                                                                        Made out of stone   

3. Find out what roles and jobs people had in the castle. (You can use the information provided in the link or you can use the internet to research them yourself.) Write a list of the people and the jobs they do in your purple book. Which job or role would you most like to have and why? Which job or role would you least like to have and why?

 

 

Summer term - Week 2

Welcome back and I hope you have all enjoyed the sunshine and had a great weekend.

 

This week we will be using the story George and the Dragon in English. Click the link below to listen to the story. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9nAvl8uuw

 

Please click on the link below to see this weeks English overview. There are some examples on this as well as what is expected each day. I will still post on here each day the part they need to complete. I hope this overview helps.

 

Week 2 English overview

Monday 27th April 

Maths - Please complete page 8 in the Maths home learning booklet.

Watch the White Rose Video and complete Activity 1 for Summer learning week 2 - Comparing length.

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

 

English -  Please have a look at the English overview for the week.

Complete page 5 in the Spelling and Handwriting booklet. 

               Write each spelling into a sentence in your purple book.

Remember to read for 20 mins each day. 

 

Topic Challenges

1. Make a model castle (this is continued on from last week as promised) I have to say the castles made so far have all been different and all been fantastic!

2. Look at the slides in the link below about two different types of castles. Then in your purple book make a table of similarities and differences about the two castles.

      Eg.                Motte and Bailey Castles                                                             Keep and Bailey castles

                           Built by the Normans                                                                   Built by the Normans

                           Made out of wood                                                                        Made out of stone   

3. Find out what roles and jobs people had in the castle. (You can use the information provided in the link or you can use the internet to research them yourself.) Write a list of the people and the jobs they do in your purple book. Which job or role would you most like to have and why? Which job or role would you least like to have and why?

 

Different types of castles

Friday 24th April

 

Good morning 

Today is PE day so I will post a Sprinter Workout on the Facebook page for you to have a go at.

 

Maths - Friday is a challenge day so please complete Challenge 1 and Challenge 2 on the White Rose home learning page.

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

 

English - Please read Our favourite pets and complete the questions in the Guided Reading Home learning pack.

 

Topic challenges continue for the week. (Don't forget if you want to start the making a castle challenge you can.)

 

 

Thursday 23rd April

 

Good morning - Here is the learning for today.

 

This was going to be one of next week's topic challenges but I have decided to put it on now as I think the children will have fun doing it. It can be done at anytime and doesn't have to be completed in one day. I will keep it as a challenge for next week as well.

Can you design and make a 3D castle? You can use anything you want to make it, For eg, Lego, boxes, card etc.

I hope the children will have fun with this. When it is made post you finish creations on the Class Facebook page.

 

Maths  - Complete lesson 4 on the White Rose Maths home learning page. Today this is all about measuring in Metres. There are some questions that ask you to measure with a metre stick - I know you will not have these at home but if you have a tape measure show them 100 cms (1M) and they could use that to measure. If you haven't got this then don't worry, still watch the video and answer the questions that don't require you to measure.

For question 1 find objects in your house rather than the classroom and for question 4 choose a room in your house instead of the classroom.

Please don't worry if you are unable to complete it all, just complete the questions you can.

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

 

English - Please complete page 4 in The Grammar and Punctuation home learning booklet.

Continue to read and listen to the online stories every day and spend some time on Spelling shed.

 

 

Topic Challenges continue for the week.

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Good morning 

First let me tell you about 2 new maths apps that you can explore and play on.  These are Numbots and Times Tables Rockstars. All the information you need is on the class Facebook page. Both look great fun and I think the children will enjoy them.

Also don't forget Spelling shed - this half terms spelling are loaded on weekly ready for you to learn them. These are different to the ones in the Spelling and handwriting booklet as they are the common words for children in Year 2.

 

Maths - Please complete page 7 in the maths home learning booklet.

 

Please watch the video on measure for activity 3 on the White Rose Maths home learning

 

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

 

Either complete the activity sheet to go with the video or  use a ruler and find 6 objects to measure around your house and record them in your book - remember to use cms.

 

English - Today we are going to continue with The Magic Faraway Tree.

Please follow the link to the bbc bitesize learning below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpbbkqt/articles/zf6c47h

Watch the video and complete Activity 1 and 2.

Activity 1 - Create a new land for the top of The Magic Faraway Tree.

Activity 2 - Write a mini chapter about what happens in your land.

 

Topic challenges for the week continue

 

Don;t forget to post things on the Class Facebook page as it is really nice to see the work you have done. 

Keep up the good work and keep smiling.

 

Tuesday 21st April

 

Good morning. I hope you are well and raring to go. 

Please don't forget to read for 20 mins every day and the Jo Wicks PE lessons to help keep active and fit.

 

 

Maths - Please complete page 6 in the Maths number home learning booklet.

Log onto the White Rose Maths home learning and complete lesson 2 Count in Fractions.

This is the last lesson on fractions and we will be moving onto to measurement.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

English - Today we are going to log onto the BBC bitesize website to complete three short English activities based on The Magic Faraway tree.

Activity 1 - Writing questions

Activity 2 - Writing a diary entry 

Activity 3 - Drawing the characters and asking them a question.

Click on the link below to find out more information and watch the short video about The Magic Faraway tree.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7b72sg

 

Topic - Complete challenges set for the week

 

Please remember to post some of your work on our class Facebook page - I would love to read your diary entry or see your pictures of your characters or castles.

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back. I hope you have all had a good Easter break and are all safe and well.

Once again I will be posting each day on this page the work for the children to complete. This will include some daily English and Maths with two weekly topic challenges. 

 

Maths - Complete Page 5 of your maths number book.

              Use the White Rose Maths home learning link to complete Lesson 1 of the summer term -  Find three quarters

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

English - Complete page 4 in the Spelling and Handwriting booklet. 

               Write each spelling into a sentence in your purple book.

 

Topic challenges (for the week)

This half term we will be learning about Castles. Please watch the video clip using the link below. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z74jpv4/articles/zbqw382

 

Challenge 1 - Using the information on the video clip write down some ways a castle could protect people who lived inside it.

Challenge 2 - Draw and label a castle (try to include a moat, arrow slits, a drawbridge, turrets, a portcullis and any other features you can.

Please feel free to upload your pictures onto the class Facebook page.

              

EASTER HOLIDAYS

We have finally made it to the Easter holidays. There will be no work posted throughout the holiday but please encourage your child to continue reading the books they enjoy.  Have a great holiday and I will be back uploading work on the 20th April.

Thank you for all the effort you have put in with your children over the past two weeks.

 

 

3.4.2020

 

Good morning - please find the home learning for today below.

 

Maths

CHALLENGE (complete this daily) - How many number bonds to either 10 / 20 or 100 can you write down in 3 minutes.

              Complete page 4 of the Home learning Maths - Number booklet

Don't forget to look at the White Rose Maths page for some extra learning throughout the week.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

English 

Write a book review of a book you have read. Remember to give a short summary of the story or information, then write down what you liked about the book. You may want to describe a favourite character and why you like them. You may have a particular part of the story you liked. Remember you can include all of these ideas in your book review. Finally remember to say who you would recommend the book for and why.

 

Topic - Watch this short video clip on food chains.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8hxpv4

 

Complete the Food chain sheet in the topic home learning booklet.

You can make more food chains of your own in your purple book.

 

Have a happy Easter holiday everyone.

2.4.2020 - Good morning, hope you are all well and safe.

 

English - Please find and read your favourite book ready for your English writing task tomorrow.

                Complete page 3 in the Grammar and Punctuation booklet.

 

Maths - Please complete page 4 in the number home learning booklet

              Watch and complete the next White Rose Maths home learning activity.

 

Topic - Continue with topic work from yesterday.

     

 

1.4.2020

 

Good morning

 

English - Please complete page 2 in the Grammar and Punctuation home learning booklet.

 

Maths - CHALLENGE (complete this daily) - How many number bonds to either 10 / 20 or 100 can you write down in 3 minutes.

              Complete page 3 of the Home learning Maths - Number booklet

Don't forget to look at the White Rose Maths page for some extra learning throughout the week.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Topic - Draw and label an animal that would live in each of these different habitats - Desert, rainforest, seaside, woodland, Arctic and in a field. 

Go on a mini beast hunt in your garden if you can and tick off any of the mini beasts you find.

 

Both of the topic activities can be found in the Home learning topic booklet.

 

 

 

31.3.2020

 

Good morning.

 

English - Please complete the Hedgehog comprehension. You have the reading information about Hedgehogs in the reading booklet . The questions are on the link below. Please answer the questions in your purple book.

Hedgehog questions

Maths 

CHALLENGE (complete this daily) - How many number bonds to either 10 / 20 or 100 can you write down in 3 minutes.

Please complete page 2 in the Number booklet.

Watch the next video on The White Rose Maths home learning and answer the questions.

 

Topic - continue topic work on Living things and their habitats. 

Don't forget to have a look at the bbc bitesize science website.

30.3.2020

I hope you all had a good and safe weekend.

 

English  - Complete page 3 in the Spelling and Handwriting booklet. Write a sentence for each word in your purple book.

CHALLENGE - Can you include a conjunction (and, because, so , when, then or if) to make your sentence longer.

 

Maths - Congratulations on completing all the shape work in the booklet. We will now be concentrating on number.

              CHALLENGE (complete this daily) - How many number bonds to either 10 / 20 or 100 can you write down in 3 minutes.

              Complete page 1 of the Home learning Maths - Number booklet

Don't forget to look at the White Rose Maths page for some extra learning throughout the week.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Topic - Hopefully by now you have completed your Aboriginal Art work and Rain Maker - please feel free to put pictures of your work onto the class Face book page. It would be lovely to see your creative work.

 

We are now moving onto our Science topic - Living things.

Complete these activities in your booklet over the week.

  1. Draw pictures of things that are alive, things that used to be alive and things that have never been alive.

  2. Think about which animals could live in each of these habitats (the animals home) and draw pictures. 

        a) a pond

        b) a field

        c) the sea

        d) a forest

Here is the bbc bitesize science link that has lots of information and games for the children about animals and their habitats.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

27.3.2020

 

Good morning, I hope you are all well and keeping safe. This will be the last post of the week so have a safe weekend and I will post again on Monday morning.

 

English - Complete the animal fact file sheet on an Australian animal. Use the internet to research and find out about the animals that live in Australia.

If you want to create your own fact file with different headings then complete the task in your purple book.

 

Maths - Complete page 5 of The shape learning booklet. Continue and create patterns using shapes.

 

Topic - Hopefully by now you have created Aboriginal Art pictures and Rain Makers. 

 

 

26.3.2020

 

Good morning Year 2. Here is the work for today. 

 

Maths - Complete page 4 in the shape booklet. Use the little coloured shapes to cut and stick into the tables. If you wish to draw other shapes into the tables feel free. 

 

English - Complete page 2 in the Spelling and handwriting book and then write a sentence for each of the words. 

CHALLENGE - Can you use an adjective in each of your sentences.

 

Spelling test - using the words from the first two pages that the children have completed this week check they can spell all of the words.

 

TOPIC - Continue with the Aboriginal Art and Rain Maker

 

Remember to complete your 20 minutes of reading and quiz on accelerated reader if you can.

 

25.3.2020

 

Good morning I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Don't forget Joe Wicks the body coach is still doing PE workouts live at 9am.

 

Maths

Please complete page 3 of the shape workbook. This is looking at how many vertices (corners) each shape has.

 

Challenge - In your purple book either,

    1.     Go on a shape hunt around your house and write down the shapes you could find. (Eg, window - rectangle)

    2.     Draw a picture using shapes, then list the shapes you have used.

 

English

Continue to read for 20 mins each day. 

Complete page 1 in the Grammar and punctuation booklet.

 

Continue with the Aboriginal Art for the topic.

 

 

24.3.2020

 

ENGLISH

Reading comprehension - Sharks

 

Please find attached the Shark comprehension and questions. Get your child to read the information and then find the answers to the questions in the text. 

Unfortunately I don't think the complete comprehension has photocopied in the booklet so please download the information from here and write the answers to the questions in the purple textbook. 

Wherever possible encourage your child to write the answer in a full sentence.

Shark comprehension

Maths

Complete page 2 in the Shape Booklet.

Complete these practical challenges making squares and triangles.

Have fun!

 

Feel free to have a look at the daily White Rose Maths video and learning with your child.

Topic

Task 1 - Aboriginal Art

Over the week have a look at some Aboriginal Art work. We have been looking at how dots and symbols are used in their paintings.

Design and create two pictures in the style of Aboriginal Art. Some examples have been given to you.

 

Tasks 2 - Design and make a Rain maker

Follow the instructions to make a rain maker. Use Aboriginal designs to decorate it.

 

REMEMBER THESE TASKS ARE FOR THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

 

 

 

Good morning.

Please find the two week timetable of activities linked on this page. Everyday there will be an English and Maths activity for your child to complete. I will put a short description daily onto this page to go along side this. Most of the work set can be completed in either the workbooks sent home or the purple textbook. Children should continue to read their book (either school book or book from home) for at least 20 minutes per day. 

 

2 Week Timetable

Accelerated Reader - children can read and quiz at  home using this link:  https://ukhosted90.renlearn.co.uk/2244910/default.aspx

Welcome back 

This half term we will be exploring where we live. We will be looking at the different features of Chopwell and what makes it a good place to live. We will go on a local walk to explore what Chopwell has to offer the community and then we will compare living in a village to a busy city centre like Newcastle.

We will also be experimenting with different materials and deciding why certain materials are used to make particular objects.

 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday - please make sure your child has their PE kit including PE shoes.

 

This year the children will be doing accelerated reader which means they need to bring the book bags everyday to read. 

 

 

 

Local walk

As part of our topic 'Where do I live?' we went on a local walk to discover the geographical features of Chopwell.

We went in small groups and look at both human and physical features of Chopwell. One group was even lucky enough to go into the dog grooming shop. 

We found that we have quite a lot to offer in our village, there are shops, a fire station, a library, hairdressers, a community centre, a gym and lots more. We also found that there are lots of open spaces for children like parks and the woods.

 

Materials investigation

As part of our science topic 'Materials' we have been investigating the different properties of materials.

One experiment was to find the best material to soak up Grandma's spills as she keeps spilling the water when she fills her vase for the flowers.

We learnt the word 'absorb' and then we tested different materials to see which worked best.

Materials Investigation

We have had fun learning to programme the Bee Bots to travel around the treasure maps. Sometimes we reached the treasure but sometimes we ended up in the sea! 

Remembrance Day

As part of our history topic we walked up to the War Memorial in Chopwell to see what information we could find out. We looked at the Poppy wreaths and talked about why the memorial is there.

Colour mixing

Coding Workshop

We went to the Metrocentre for a coding workshop at the Apple Store. First we met the Sphero Robots, then we began to learn how to programme them. We had a simple maze to porgramme the robot along. It was quite tricky and we had to keep starting again when the robot went wrong. In the end some of manged to programme the robot to the end of the maze and some children even manged to programme the robot over a ramp.

It was a great morning and everyone had so much fun.

Coding Workshop at The Apple Store

Kandinsky Art

Following on from our colour mixing we began to look at how to make colours lighter and darker. We looked at Kandinsky and how he used colours and shapes in his work.

We then used one colour to create different shades both lighter and darker in the style of Kandinsky.

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