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Year 2 - Flat Caps 2019/2020

    

   Welcome to Flat Caps!

Below you will see some of the wonderful things we have been getting up!

 

Quarantine Information

Hi everyone. What strange times we are living through! I just wanted to reassure you that we are all here for any questions/queries you might have, if it is just to say hello or tell us about what you have been up to then great I can't wait to read it. If it is help with the work you have been set or your online usernames and passwords aren't working please let me know and I will sort it for you. The news might seem really scary at the moment but we are all doing our bit by staying safe at home. Keep being superstars! I look forward to hearing from you all. 

Mr Lewis 

Home Learning

Here is your Learning Passport which contains lots of creative tasks to help keep you busy over the summer holiday. We can't wait to see what you have made in September!!

(click the image below)

Friday 17th July 

                              

Today is your last day in Year 2! What a strange way to end a year. I am so sad and sorry that we all didn't get to spend the full year together in school but am so proud of each of you. You have all worked so hard in all areas of your learning, even when at home. You have made Mrs Brampton and I laugh and smile each and every day we have taught you in Flat Cap Class. You should all be proud of the work you have done and the progress you have made. We both wish you a very happy, safe summer and we are counting down the days until you are all back in school. Fingers crossed we will have some more sunshine this summer. Remember we are never far away and will see lots of you in KS2. Best wishes, 

 

Mr Lewis and Mrs Brampton

Thursday 16th July

Good morning Year 2,

Fingers crossed for warmer weather today, even if it is a little cloudy. We’re in disbelief that there are only two days left until the summer holidays! Here are today’s activities:

Reading – Try today’s activity of reading to another family member. Remember to think about the use of expression to make it more interesting. Can you put any actions along with it? Think about Michael Rosen’s performances – they are very entertaining!

Phonics – Use the following username and password to sign into phonics play temporarily over lockdown.

Username: march20

Password: home

If you think you’re great at reading these words, practise the trickier Year 2 common exception words or if you’re feeling really adventurous, practise the Year 3 spelling rules. When spelling, you need to be able to spell these words when written in dictated sentences rather just on their own. Don’t then forget about those words after one session; keep coming back to them.

Writing – If you feel like you’re fed up of the usual style of fact files, you could faintly sketch the outline of a sea turtle and write some information about them along the outline and inside it. Be creative with your presentation!

Maths – Continue to learn telling the time, beginning with half past and o’clock, moving onto quarter past and to and ending with five minute intervals. Here is a great game to play online; you can make it as easy or difficult as you need it to be.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

Topic – Try the Unplugged Coding activity on the bottom of the home learning sheet. Create your own underwater obstacle course and write a set of instructions to guide the submarine, or shark, through it using arrows or directions.

Have a lovely day all, take care and stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wednesday 15th July

Hello everyone,

We are a step nearer the end of the school year – I still can’t believe it! We’d just like to take this opportunity (again) of saying how incredibly proud of you we are. It has been a very unsettling time filled with uncertainty and anxiety but we are coming out of the other side of it now, hopefully! Here are today’s activities for those of you who are still going with the home learning.

Reading – Have fun making the themed bookmark. You could use this template if you’d like. Remember to keep reading throughout the holidays, always asking questions about the text that you are reading.

Editable Bookmarks

Phonics – Practise spelling the months of the year, remembering that they all begin with a capital letter. Here are some resources that you might want to use. For a challenge, you could try and learn the order that they come in; can you find an interesting way to remember them?

Say, Look, Cover and Write

Mr Whoops Juggling Muddle

Wordsearch

Writing – Today’s writing activity is a lovely one; a perfect opportunity to think about all of the things which we are grateful for. You could set this out however you like – be creative!

Maths – Linked to the phonics activity. For an added challenge, can you identify how many days are in each month of the year? What might happen in each month?

Topic – A perfect time to get messy this afternoon! Why not try the Junk Modelling activity? Be creative with the animal that you choose to make.

Don’t forget to send us photos of what you have been up to – have fun with them and be creative. Remember to take care and stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning everyone,

Well we’re getting nearer towards the end of the week. Are you all ready for summer holidays? We hope that you’re all getting on well with the activities. Thank you for those of you who have sent photos across. Here are today’s activities for you to try:

Meditation – Thinking about mindfulness, why not start your day with a little meditation? Use this link to give you some ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvF9AEe-ozc

Reading – Try the reading activity for today. You could also have a go at telling your own sea story. Think carefully about the characters you will include. What adventures will they go on? How will it end?

Writing, phonics and maths – Complete the activities listed for today. Below is a postcard template which you may want to use instead of the suggested activity

Postcard Template

Topic – Try the How Do Humans Affect the Sea activity. This is a big topical issue that would be great to investigate.

Transition – If you haven’t done it already, write a letter to your future self all about Year 3, explaining what you’re hoping to achieve or improve on in Year 3. You could explain what you’re feeling a little nervous about and how you’re feeling about the year ahead. It would be a great idea to keep this until the end of the next year and read it, reflecting on your experiences.

Have a lovely day all and remember to send us your photos and updates of what you’ve been up to. As always, any questions, please ask.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Monday 13th July

Good morning all!

We hope that you've all had a lovely weekend and made the most of the beautiful weather. Here is the last of this school year's tasks. The theme is...under the sea! 

13.07.20 Home Learning Pack

Complete the set tasks for Monday from the home learning grid. Below are some resources which you may find useful.

ea Phoneme Spotter Story

Blank Scroll

Why not try the Put Your Goggles On activity, watching the video and try to sketch pictures. 

Have a lovely day today all, and let us know how you get on. We hope that you have enjoyed your zoom meetings with you new teachers. 

Take care,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Friday 10th July

Good morning all,

I cannot believe that it is the end of the week already! It seems to have gone rather quickly, despite the dodgy weather. Hopefully the activities this week have been to your liking and you’ve enjoyed completing them. Thank you to those of you who have been sending us photos. Here are today’s activities:

English – complete the listed activities for today in reading, phonics and writing. Below is the sound mat to identify the alternative spellings for the sounds.

Sound Families Mat

Maths – have a go at the activity for today – all about fractions of amounts.

Topic – As usual, it’s the end of the week and therefore the last of the tasks set. You could choose the afternoon’s activities from the remainder of what you haven’t completed already.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and make the most of the slightly warmer weather. As we’ve said already, we’re really proud of how you’ve all coped throughout this strange and difficult time. Take care and stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Thursday 9th July

Good morning Flat Caps,

As we are coming towards the end of the school year, it’d be a good time to reflect on Year 2. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster and a shame that it didn’t end in an ideal way but we’ve all come on an amazing journey since September. We’d really like you to know how genuinely proud of you all we are!

Here are today’s activities. As usual, if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch. We really look forward to seeing how you get on.

Reading – Complete today’s reading activity. You could go online and research all about the Rainforest Alliance.

Phonics – Today’s phonics activity involves playing a game to help you learn all of those tricky words. It’s a great fun and interactive way to learn.

Writing – Thinking about the destruction of the rainforest, you could choose how you’d like to present your work about saving the rainforest by helping to stop paper waste by recycling it where possible.

Maths – Try the maths activity all about date. If you’ve recently created a bar graph then you could change it to a pictogram. For an added challenge, why not either make the scale of your graph go up in twos or fives and for the pictogram, you could use a symbol to represent multiple insects or plants. You could then analyse the data by asking questions.

Topic – You could do the Where in the World are the Rainforests? activity this afternoon. You could use a blank map to help locate them and use the key to colour code as well.

World Map Template

We hope that you enjoy the variety of activities that are on offer today. Have fun today between the showers! Take care,

Mr Lewis

Wednesday 8th July

Hello Year 2,

Good morning all, we hope that you’ve had a good start to the week – nearly half way through it. Here are today’s activities:

English – Complete the reading, phonics and writing activities for today. Remember to try and be creative with them – you don’t have to stick to exactly what’s on the home learning grid.

Maths – I’m sure lots of you will be enthusiastic about today’s activity! If you don’t have any chocolate bars, you could use anything from slices of bread, wraps, pancakes or even a cake! You could try to record these fractions down and use the more than and less than < > signs to compare.

Music – Try the ‘Sounds of the Rainforest’ activity this afternoon. You could even have a go at seeing if you can find anything in the house to make the sound of an animal found in the rainforest. Think back to the drumming that we did on Africa Day linked to how animals move.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the activities. Let us know how you get on with them. Take care,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Tuesday 7th July

Terrific Tuesday!

We hope that yesterday’s activities went well and they weren’t too confusing. Here are today’s activities for you to try:

PE – Why not keep fit with Joe Wicks (type in to YouTube) and try some of his workouts or if you’re into yoga, you could try more poses. A great way to start your day.

Reading & Phonics – Complete the activities for today. Be creative and have fun with them. The more fun the activity is, the deeper you will embed the knowledge.

Writing – Here are some templates which you may want to use for today’s task. Remember that if you don’t like any of the suggested ways to present it, find a different and more interesting way. These activities are not set in stone.

Fact File Template

Poem Example

Maths – Still working on fractions, today’s activity is all about finding fractions of shapes. Here are some examples of fraction worksheets if you’d like to use them.

Fractions Level 1

Fractions Level 2

Fractions Level 3

Enjoy today’s activities everyone and let us know how you get on!

Take care and safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Monday 6th July

Good morning everyone,

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a brand-new week! As we’re nearing the end of term, now would be a great idea to start to think about next year and what you’re really looking forward to. Below is the link to the new home learning pack for this week with a theme of…the Rainforest!

06.07.20 Home Learning Pack

As usual, if you find that these activities are not at the right level for your child’s learning, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We’re always more than happy to help, advise and support you through this difficult time – we’re always here for you. Here are today’s activities:

English – Complete the listed activities for Reading, Phonics and Writing. Remember that reading, writing and phonics all link together and the stronger you make these links by interweaving them, the more progress your child will make. This can be done for example by discussing phonic sounds when reading and discussing punctuation and language choices that the author has used.

Maths – This week, maths is all about fractions. Today’s activity is about recapping on them and identifying what the numerator and denominator are. Use the videos to help you.

Topic – Why not try the Fascinating Forest Floor activity today? It’s the perfect opportunity for you to be really creative with what you can find.

Don’t forget that we always love to see what you’ve been up to at home! Hope you have a lovely day,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

         

How awesome is this! Blake has had his own Sports day in his garden. I know how disspointing it all is to not have a sports day this year- I enjoy it too so next year we will have to make it extra special to make up for it! Well done Blake- I wonder which sport you were best at.

         

This is brilliant! Wow Blake, you have done some fantastic artwork there, Yoda is awesome for such a little guy and that kit is great. I like the addition of your initials- I can see it in the premier league one day. 

         

I am liking the sports theme this week Blake well done. You have been working so hard and making everyone so proud. Keep it up! 

Friday 3rd July

Good morning Flat Caps,

End of another week and a step closer to the summer holidays. I hope that you’re finding these activities useful and that they’re helping you with your learning. Here are the last of this week’s activities:

Reading – As well as the listed activity, make sure that you’re still reading a book aloud every day, focusing on your fluency and expression. Think carefully about the language that is being used and what effect it has.

Phonics – Explore the spelling rules which apply using the suffix ‘ing’ on the home learning grid. Remember that the English language is very tricky and you need to constantly revisit and practise spellings in order to be able to spell words correctly. Make them as fun as possible.

Writing – You could use this template to help with your newspaper report.

Newspaper Template

Maths – Try the activity for Friday. If you’ve already completed something similar, try writing a set of directional instructions to get from one place to another. Can a family member use your instructions to get to the right place?

As it’s the last of the activities from the Sports theme grid, choose whichever of the activities that you fancy doing. Don’t forget to send photos and updates of what you’ve been doing; I always look forward to seeing them! Have a lovely weekend all and as usual, stay sage. I really do miss you all!

Mr Lewis

Thursday 2nd July

Hi everyone,

We hope that you’re all still OK and managing well with the work that we’re setting you. Remember to get in touch if you’re struggling with completing work or you’re not finding that it’s at the right level. Here are today’s activities, as well as those on the home learning sheet:

English – Complete the reading, phonics and writing activities for today on the home learning sheet.

Maths – Try the Nrich activity today. Think carefully about the language being used. Try to explain your reasoning for any colours which went into the wrong boxes – how did you know? Could you write a different set of clues?

Science – It’s a great time this afternoon for an experiment! Why not have a go and see what happens? Make careful observations as to what happens and try to explain why this might happen. https://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/rainbow-in-a-glass/

Good luck with today’s tasks guys and let us know how you get on.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wednesday 1st July

Welcome to July!

A new month – how did that happen? Time is still flying by! It’s half way through the week and we’re still battling with the dodgy weather. Here are today’s activities:

English – Complete the reading, phonics and writing activities for today on the home learning sheet.

Maths – Play the counting game, be creative with your counting sequences.

Topic – This afternoon, have a go at the Terrific Team Kits activity. Use your imagination when designing your own kit for a sport of your choice. Will you include any symbols on your kit? Will it be full of colour? Think carefully about what message you want to send to people.

Be creative and imaginative with your tasks today.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Tuesday 30th June

Hello Year 2,

We hope that yesterday’s activities went well and you had fun completing them. Again, thank you for those of you who have emailed photos. We’d love photos from those of you who haven’t sent them in a while. Here are today’s activities:

Yoga – A great way to start your day! Have a go at some of these poses but please be careful! I’ve fallen over a few times trying these poses. Definitely make sure there’s a safe landing.

English – Complete the reading, phonics and writing activities on the home learning sheet.

Maths – Play the game and try using your positional language again. As suggested, for an added challenge try linking to north, south, east and west.

Topic – This afternoon, try the activity ‘Can You Invent a New Olympic Game?’ This is a perfect opportunity to be a little silly and very creative! Just make sure that you film it for us to see you having a go at it. You could even turn this into a household competition!

Have a great day and enjoy yourselves. Remember, we’re always here for you no matter what, just get in touch with us. Look after each other,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Monday 29th June

Good morning all!

We hope that you’ve had a lovely weekend despite the weather not being as warm as it has been and managed to spend some time outside. As there are three weeks until the summer holidays, make the most of the tasks that are being set. A huge well done to those of you who are still sending us photos – it’s really nice to see that you’re still working really hard.

This week’s theme is…SPORTS! I know that many of you will really enjoy the activities that we have planned. Have fun with it and remember, be creative with it!

29.06.20 Home Learning Grid

Today why not try:

Reading – Try the reading activity for today. Enjoy the discussions that you could have about the items linked to the stories. Can you make a story up from a random set of items?

Phonics – Complete the activity for today. Here are some worksheets which may help you.

Alternative or Sound Worksheet

Writing – Have a go at the writing activity about your favourite sportsperson. You could use this template if you’d like to.

Writing Template

Maths – Have fun with the maths activity today. Be creative with your activity and practise your positional language.

PE – Have great fun trying the Obstacle Course Fun activity on the home learning sheet.

Enjoy today’s activities and please send us your photos as you go along!

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Friday 26th June

It's Friday! How has it got to the end of the week already?? I'm desperately hoping that the end of the week doesn't end the beautiful weather that we're having but I won't get my hopes up too much. We hope that you're all doing well - we do miss you all! Here are today's activities:

As listed on the home learning sheet, complete the activities for readingphonics, writing and maths

 As it's Friday, you can choose whichever of the activities that are left on the sheet that you haven't completed already. 

Have fun today guys and as always, be careful with the sun! Send us plenty of photos of what you've all been up to, take care,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wow Blake! Thank you for sending these photos in. You have been busy. It's great to see you enjoying the sunshine too. Here is Blakes work on planets, look at that new vocabulary! 

      

Look at this super maths work aswell! Wow Blake you have done some super measuring. I am glad to see you have been practising your 2,3,5 and 10 times tables aswell ready for Year 3! 

   

It is also great to see you've been doing some researching and writing practise too. I never knew so much about the Queen. Well done Blake, keep it up!

Thursday 25th June

Good morning everyone,

We hope that you have all been enjoying the beautiful sunshine – another glorious day today. As yesterday, spend plenty of time enjoying it whilst it lasts but make sure that you stay safe still and protect yourself from the sun. Here are today’s activities:

English – Complete the listed reading, phonics and writing activities from the home learning grid. Be creative with your work – you don’t have to stick to exactly what it says on the sheet.

Maths – Have a go at one of the investigations. Think carefully about how you will prove or disprove this statement. Measure carefully.

Topic – Why not try the What Are Day and Night activity? It’s a great way to explore how the world works and why it gets dark at night.

We hope that you enjoy today’s activities and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wednesday 24th June

Hello everyone,

Another Wednesday and again we’re half way through another week. With such beautiful weather ahead – make sure you spend plenty of time outside – but stay protected from the sun!

As usual, here are today’s activities for you to complete:

Reading – enjoy finding out about space using any books or website pages that you can find.

Phonics – You might want to use the worksheet below to help you practise this sound.

o Sound Spelt with an a

 Writing – Have a go at the writing activity. You can be creative with your choice of how your present your information. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Maths – As well as the activity for Wednesday, you could also continue to practise your times tables using TTrockstars, making sure that you learn the related division facts as well. Remember your login is stuck on the inside of your home learning book. If you can’t find it, then please let us know and we’ll send it again.

This afternoon, spend time with your family having fun outside. Make sure that you’re feeling happy and safe.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Tuesday 23rd June

Good morning everyone – we’re still missing you all and would have loved to be back in school before summer. We hope that you’re all still keeping safe (and sane!) at least the weather’s improving!

PE - Why not start your day with trying your very own astronaut aerobics – find the activity listed towards the bottom of the home learning sheet listed yesterday.  Be creative with them.

Reading – Have a go at the reading activity listed, listening to the book Look Up! It’s a great opportunity to develop your vocabulary and inference skills.

Phonics – Concentrate on the given common exception words. If you’re already able to spell these words, then pick some others from the list or use some from the Year 3 spelling word list (easily available if you Google it).

Writing – Try the writing task, advertising the rocket that you designed yesterday. Think carefully about the language that you’re using.

Maths – Complete the maths activity for Tuesday. Have fun with guessing the heights before measuring them.

Music – If you’ve got any energy left, why not have a go at trying to make our own music which sounds space related. What could you use for instruments? What kind of sound do you think it would have?

Have fun with today’s activities and don’t forget to send us your photos of what you’ve been doing, even if it’s a photo of you reading a book or playing a maths game. Stay safe guys,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Monday 22nd June

Good morning all,

It’s Monday again! Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! We hope that you’ve all had a lovely weekend and managed to find some time in between the showers – what strange weather we have had. Anyway, this week’s theme for your home learning is…SPACE! We’re loving this topic – it’s fascinating to learn about.

As always, PLEASE let us know if you need any help whatsoever with your learning; we’re always here for you! Here is your home learning sheet for the week:

22.06.20 Home Learning Grid

Reading – Complete today’s reading task from the sheet, reading a book (preferably about space) and think about using the punctuation to help with fluency and expression.

Phonics – Have a go at the alternative ‘ai’ sound from the home learning sheet. You can try either or both of these worksheets below to give you an idea of different activities that you can try:

Alternative ai Sounds Worksheet

Phoneme Spotter Story for ai Sound

Writing – Design your own rocket as mentioned in today’s writing activity. You could use this template to help you should you want it.

Rocket Design Template

Maths – Try the maths activity from the grid. Be creative with your learning if you don’t like the sound of the activity listed.

DT – Why not try the Rocket Creation activity this afternoon? Be imaginative with your rocket using your planning from this morning’s writing activity.

Have fun with today’s activity. As usual, please send in your photos to help keep us going – we do love to see what you’ve been doing. Stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

I've receieved lots of wonderful pictures from Ethan this week! He even has a new addition to the family. What a cute puppy! He has been very busy helping his family around the house and has worked really hard this last few weeks, well done Ethan! Keep it up. 

         

                                                          

         

Friday 19th June

Happy Friday Year 2!

I can’t believe that another week has gone by already – how time flies! It was so lovely to speak to some of you yesterday and hearing what you've all been up to. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me. 

Here are the last of this week’s activities for you to have a go at.

As I’ve mentioned a few times already, we appreciate that these activities may not always match your child’s ability which is why we aim to offer challenges to extend them further. If you’re finding it tricky, please let us know. We’re more than happy to advise you and send further activities to help support your child better.

Reading – Complete the suggested reading activity. Think carefully about the clues given to give a character profile. What words have been used to help you?

Phonics – Complete the given phonics activity. Focus on the sounding out of the words, add sound buttons underneath to help with reading. Discuss any unusual words or spellings that you come across.

Writing – Have ago at the writing activity on the home learning sheet. Think about capital letters and spelling very carefully. What vocabulary will you use to make it sound really exciting. Rather than inviting them round, it could be inviting them to a FaceTime or Zoom call instead.

Maths – To extend their knowledge further, you could include irregular shapes or sort them using Carroll and Venn diagrams. Explore the different angles within a shape using vocabulary such as acute, right angle and obtuse.  

Art – Choose a musical instrument which makes you feel a certain way. Sketch a detailed picture of it. Around the outside draw symbols which represent these feelings e.g. a dove for peaceful, or a bull for anger, a smiley face for happy.

Have a lovely weekend guys and enjoy spending time together as a family.

Mr Lewis

Thursday 18th June

Good morning everyone,

Today is international Picnic Day and Go Fishing Day! Why not celebrate with your very own picnic? Whilst the weather may not be perfect (or to be more precise, raining constantly!), you could take your picnic indoors. Here are today’s activities for you to complete:

Reading – Try the reading activity listed. As we explored previously, you could think about performing it in the style of Michael Rosen. You could also explore other poems and then make a comparison between the two. How are they similar? What makes them different?

Phonics – Play the games suggested. Explore more rules for spelling, finding examples which follow that rule. To extend your learning further, you could explore those plurals which don’t follow a set rule such as person to people, child to children, mouse to mice.

F to ves Sheet

Writing – For the writing activity, it may be helpful to change the lyrics to a known song or nursery rhyme if you find it difficult.

Maths – Extend your learning by exploring regular and irregular shapes. To understand more about it, you could use this website to help you understand a little more about them. To help practise, you could play this game: https://sct.mathgames.com/skill/2.246-regular-and-irregular-polygons

Science – Try making your own lava lamp! Follow the instructions on the website below. When doing a science experiment, try asking lots of questions and make observations as to what you can see. Explore why the materials inside move in that way. You could explore the difference between water and oil and how they interact.

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/lava-lamp/

Have a lovely day all and please get in touch if you need any help or advice about the work which we set. We will always aim to solve whatever problems that you have. We really enjoy seeing what you’ve been up to so please send your photos in.

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wednesday 17th June

Hi Flat Capss,

Good morning all. We hope that you’re all OK and managing well. Here are today’s home learning activities. Remember these are extras from what is already on the home learning sheet.

Reading – Following on from the activity, why not explore syllables a bit more? Make a table in your book with headings from 1 – 4 syllables. Read through a reading book and see if you can find words to go in each column. If you find that they are really struggling, then try lots of clapping or stamping when reading a word. You could also play this game to help:

https://www.roomrecess.com/mobile/SyllableSlurp/play.html

Writing – Here is a newspaper template to help with the layout should you want it.

Newspaper Template

Maths – After the activity, try a guessing game. Choose either a 2D or 3D shape and describe it to a family member. Can they identify it? For example:

I have 3 faces – two flat and one curved as well as two edges. What am I?

Here is an example with 2D shapes:

http://vtcpsa.hwb.wales.gov.uk/maerdy_2d/rnd_frames.asp

Topic – Try Making Music from the home learning sheet. See if you can change the pitch. Does it make a difference if you add more or less materials inside, change the size or material of the container? Have fun exploring!

Have fun today all and send us updates and photos!

Mr Lewis

Tuesday 16th June

Hello Year 2,

Happy Tuesday! We hope that you’re all still OK and managing well with the work that we’re setting you. Here are today’s activities, as well as those on the home learning sheet:

Maths – You may want to try some more challenging shape problems. You can cut these out and answer one at a time. We often complete this kind of activity at school, taking our time to prove or disprove a statement explaining our answers in a detailed way.

Maths Challenges

Writing – Here is a template that you might like to use for your fact file.

Fact File Template

Spelling – You could try some of these games to improve your spelling knowledge

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

STEM – This sounds like a great if not crazy idea! I’m tempted to try this myself – try making a sound like a chicken using your own homemade musical instrument. See the instructions towards the bottom of the home learning sheet. You could also experiment with different types of string or material. Does it have to be a particular kind the work?

Life skills – Write down three questions which you would like to ask your future self. Explain why you’d want to know this. It would be a great opportunity to then keep this safe and look back on it in the future.

Have fun and enjoy the activities,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wow Blake! You have had anothr busy week. I hope the weather stays as nice as it was today so that you can spend more time outside.

      

I had to do a double take looking at that first picture Blake because I thought you were on a motorcross bike! 

      

I like your spelling and suffix ending work- Mrs Brampton and I are very proud. 

      

There is some useful music vocabulary there Blake, well done. 

Monday 15th June

Good morning all,

We hope that you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed yourselves. It’s the start of new week and as usual, here are this week’s activities for you to complete at home. We hope that you’re enjoying them and finding that they are at the right level for your learning. Remember, you can always make the tasks more or less difficult should you need to. Try not to go to another year group’s learning but either use resources or find more challenging ways of doing something. This week’s theme is…music! We have lots of exciting activities:

15.06.20 Home Learning Pack

 

Reading – After completing the task suggested, why not try seeing if you can find a reading book about music? Read it aloud carefully and think about any music-related words that you can see.

Phonics – As well as the activity on the home learning sheet, why not go onto https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to practise your sounds? Go onto phase 5 and revise all sounds.

Maths – Don’t forget to continue to practise your times tables using TTRockstars. Before you move onto the next times table to learn, you should be able to recall all multiplication facts for that number up to x 12 as well as the related division facts too. By the end of Year 2,we’d expect them to recall most multiplication and related division facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Topic – This would be a great opportunity to try the Famous Musicians task on the home learning sheet. You could present it in any way you choose to!

We hope that you enjoy today’s activities. Keep sending us your photos in. Remember that we’re here should you need us, no matter how big or small!

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Friday 12th June

Happy Friday!

Another week has passed (with miserable weather) and it’s very nearly the weekend – yay 😊 Here are the last of this week’s activities on Famous and Significant People.

Reading – Complete the reading activities interviewing a famous person. If you’ve finished, you could try the game here:

Reading Challenges

Record Sheet

Phonics – Have a go at today’s activity.

Writing – Complete the activity taking care to proofread your work afterwards.

Maths – Try the maths activity for today.

Art – Try the activity ‘A Seriously Significant Somebody’ and have fun with it. Be careful with the detail to include.

That’s all from us from us for this week folks. Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Thursday 11th June

Good morning all,

I have a great way to start your day, why not try a bit of yoga?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw 

Complete the reading, writing, phonics and maths activities from the home learning sheet.

You could also try:

Art – Read through the PowerPoint of Claude Monet to see how he created his famous paintings. You could then have a go at creating your own landscape.

Science – Time for an experiment! Try this really fun and interesting ‘Storm in a Glass’

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/storm-in-a-glass/

Have fun with today’s activities and don’t forget to send us your photos.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wednesday 10th June

Welcome to Wednesday,

Half way through the week already and another day without the beautiful sunshine. Again, thank you to those of you who have sent us photos. We hope that you enjoy looking through them on the class pages. Here are today’s activities for you to complete:

Reading – As today’s reading activity is all about reading with expression, why not try this fun game? This is a fun way to help you recognise signs of the right expression to use when reading aloud.

Reading Expression Sheet

Ask an adult to read your favourite book with you and show you the difference of reading with and without expression. Michael Rosen is a perfect example of how much more exciting it can be to listen to someone reading with expression:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds

Phonics – Having completed the phonics activity suggested on the home learning pack, try to see if you can find any alternative sounds. Use this to help recognise the different sounds:

Sound Families Mat

Writing – Complete the suggested activity of the comic strip linked to your royal story from yesterday.

Maths – After the given activity on the home learning sheet, why not try this activity?

https://nrich.maths.org/924 

Topic – I love the sound of this activity! Why not try the Intriguing Inventions activity? This is a perfect opportunity to be creative and show the world your imagination! I can’t wait to see your ideas.

Have fun today and enjoy the variety of activities, stay safe.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Tuesday 9th June

Happy Tuesday Year 2,

We hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s activities. Please remember that if you’re struggling with anything, or have any questions at all, we’re here for you. We understand that this is still a very difficult time and we will always aim to do everything that we can to make it as easy as possible. We really miss you all and are thinking of you every day.

Here are today’s activities for you to have a go at:

Reading – having looked at this website, choose a person to research. There are lots of really interesting people to choose from. Ask an adult to come up with some questions about the person that you have researched. This could be a question about fact retrieval, effect of vocabulary or even asking questions yourself for an adult to answer. Here are some example questions to help you should you need them:

Non-fiction Questions

Phonics – Play the Sentence Substitution game here, reading the sentences. Can you recognise the recurring sound in each sentence? What about if you change one of the words for another word which has the same sound, does it still make sense? Can you find an alternative spelling for that same sound? You could even have a go at writing your own sentence which has lots of different spellings of the same sounds. For example:

I eat feet even though I am a thief.

https://www.arcademics.com/games/coconuts You could even try and play this game to practise your sounds and reading further.

Writing – As the task states, write your very own story about a royal. It could involve a king, queen, prince or princess or a knight. You might want to plan this story first using this document:

Story Planner

Always remember to read your writing through to check for errors and that it makes sense. I’d expect to see the Year 1 and 2 common exception words spelt correctly, basic punctuation ABC . ? ! , ’ even try using “ ”

Maths – Completed the suggested activity on the home learning pack. Whilst completing it, try to think about the number facts that you know already. For example, if you have chosen 59, think about the number bonds to 9 and 50 separately. Are there any resources which may help you? If you’re finding this too easy, try this game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train Can you recognise the different ways of saying add e.g. more than, total of, sum of. Try to complete these questions mentally.

Topic – Try the STEM activity on Beulah Henry. This sounds like a really exciting activity to try – send me pictures of your umbrella!

We hope that you enjoy today’s activities. As always, stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Monday 8th June

Good morning all!

It's the start of a brand new week, we hope that you've all had a lovely weekend despite the weather. Let's hope it'll turn soon. I'm not receiving many photos from you guys and I'd love to see what you've all been up to - please send them in. Here are this week's activities for you to complete at home, this week's theme is famous and significant people:

08.06.20 Home Learning Pack

Maths - Practise number bonds to 20 by finding addition and subtraction facts e.g. 3 + 17 = 20 and 20 - 17 = 3. Extend this to missing number problems such as 20 - __ = 5 How easy are they to work out? Does working systematically help at all? If you're finding this too easy, try number bonds to a larger number such as 30, 40 or 50. Can you spot any patterns?

Reading - Today's task is all about Benjamin Zephaniah, a local poet from Birmingham. Have a go at reading his poem ‘Royal Tea’ What did you like about the poem? You could even have a go at changing some of the vocabulary used to see what effect it would have. 

Writing - Having read the poem 'Royal Tea', write a list of questions that you'd like to ask Benjamin Zephaniah about the palace. You could even have a go at answering these questions yourself, thinking about what the answer could be. Don't forget to include neat joined up handwriting, correct spellings and punctuation including question marks. 

Phonics - Come up with some sounds  including digraphs. You could do this on chalk outside the house or on paper inside. Jump from one sound to another and have a go at reading the work created. Is it a real or alien word? 

Topic - Try the activity with Mary Seacole, finding out all about her life by creating a timeline. You could also create a PowerPoint or leaflet all about Mary Seacole. 

Try completing today's activities for maths, reading, phonics and writing. You could even try the Mary Seacole's activity and create a timeline of her life. 

Have fun today guys, stay safe and keep in touch,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Friday 5th June

Good morning!

Friday already? How did that happen? Well that’s another week completed, with slightly cooler weather than we’ve been spoilt with recently. I’d just like to say a big thank you to those of you who have emailed photos and updates (I know we’ve said this a lot!) Please keep them coming. Here are some activities to further the ones listed on the home learning pack:

Reading – Having read the story ‘When I Coloured the World’ and drawn and explained your own picture, go back through the story and write down any powerful words which interested you. Do you know the meaning of each one? Can you come up with any synonyms? Do they have the same effect?

Phonics – Using your reading book, can you find any of the split digraphs? (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e). Include sound buttons underneath the words that you have found and add them into a table. Practise reading each word. You could then put them into a sentence.

Maths – Before the activities listed for Friday, why not try playing Numbots? It’s a great way to practise your maths skills. If you’re finding some of the work a little too easy, then why not try some missing number subtractions. For example, 54 - ___ = 21   Can they work out the missing numbers?

Writing – After you have written your own version, remember to proofread it! You could use a different colour like we do at school to make changes. Remember that it’s good to see changes being made. Always read your writing aloud to yourself as sometimes this helps to spot mistakes.

PE – If you’re not too tired, why not try creating your own workout for PE? This could be a game to play, athletics, dance or gymnastics.

We hope that you enjoy today’s activities and have fun learning. We hope that you have a lovely weekend and manage to spend some time outside. As always, stay safe and look after your parents!

Your two most amazing teachers!

Thursday 4th June

Hello Year 2!

How we are missing you all! Another day ahead of us, another set of great activities for you to try today.

Maths – as well as looking at the shapes and their properties seen on various flags as suggested on the home learning activities, you could also go on TTrockstars and practise your multiplication and division facts.

Reading – After completing the reading task on the home learning grid, don’t forget to also be reading at home every day to someone else and talk through your book. Sound out those unfamiliar words really carefully.

STEM – As suggested, why not try the engineering task? You could research any of the very impressive structures around the world. We’ve suggested the Bird’s Nest in China. You could recreate this structure yourself or choose another one. You could even have a go at designing and making a structure of your own.

Topic – Today you could have a go at the food tasting activity! Use a blindfold, and get a family member (preferably someone you trust!) to feed you a little bit of fruit. Can you guess which fruit it is? Where do you think it came from? Then research that fruit to find out how and where it grows.

Have a lovely day today everyone, don’t forget to send us your photos of what you have been up to! Take care,

Miss Dixon and Mr Lewis

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning all,

What happened to the beautiful weather? That’s summer over with now then! We’re half way through the week already. Here are today’s activities:

Complete the reading, phonics, writing and maths activities as listed on the home learning pack.

PE – Why not try the dance activity today listed on the home learning sheet? It requires lots of energy and some creativity to follow the different dances from around the world. You could even have a go at making up your own dance! Please film it for us to see.

Topic – Try the Where in the World? activity from the sheet. Do any of your family members come from a different country? It’d be a great chance to learn all about where you come from. Create a poster of PowerPoint all about your family’s history and traditions that you have. Celebrate the differences!

Have fun today guys and stay safe,

Mr Lewis and Miss Dixon

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning Year 2! Another beautiful day ahead - how lucky we are! We hope that you enjoyed the activities set yesterday. Remember to follow the daily activities listed on the sheet. Below are some ways to further those activities should you wish to:

Maths - The activity from the sheet is all about subtraction and working systematically to notice patterns within it. To help with this, you may want to try playing this game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

Talk carefully about the fact families and the link between addition and subtraction. This may help you with your learning for today. If needed, use resources to help whilst you physically move the resources around. 

Topic - This would be a great day to try the flag activity listed. Research various flags and find one which interests you. It could be because you like the country or because you like the design of the flag. You could then have a go at recreating it. Why not try designing your very own flag? Send us your designs.

Reading - Try the reading activity listed on the home learning sheet. It's a great book which provides plenty of opportunity for discussion. You could see what other books or stories you know which are set in a different part of the world and then compare them to Here We Are. 

Phonics - Complete the spelling activity listed. Remember to think carefully about the capital letter at the start. 

Hope you enjoy the different activities for today. Thank you to those of you who have already sent photos. Keep them coming! 

Monday 1st June

Well it's a brand new week and a brand new month! We hope that you've all had a lovely half term and enjoyed spending time together as a family in the sun. The home learning packs are beginning again and will continue to be sent out every Monday morning to you. As usual, if you have any questions or queries, please remember that we are all here for you, no matter how big or small! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Here is this week's home learning pack:

01.06.20 Home Learning Pack

We hope that you're all still OK and keeping yourselves safe. PLEASE keep sending us your photos and updates of what you have been doing - we'll add them on here to share with everybody else. 

Maths - Why not recap on your place value skills today ready for the maths activities today. Remember to use sticks for tens and dots for ones. This will help you when subtracting. The website below will help you:

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

Spelling - Don't forget about your spellings! Practise the Year 2 common exception words, making sure that you can spell them within a dictated sentence.

This would be a great opportunity to try the activity of learning to say hello in different languages! You could even record yourself saying these or make a poster of them. 

Stay safe everyone,

Miss Dixon and Mr Lewis

As it's half term this week, we'd like you to take some time off school work and focus on having fun and spending some quality time with your family. This is a perfect opportunity to help your family out by laying the table or helping to tidy the house up. You could even learn to tie your shoe laces! Hopefully the weather will stay nice for us to spend some time outside. Please keep sending us your photos and updates; they really do cheer us up! 

Remember that we're always here for you, stay safe,

Year 2 team

I've been sent some more super home learning! Take a look-

      

As you can see Ethan has been practising his handwriting and English work! That might be the funniest but grossest poem I have ever read! 

      

You have been keeping busy Ethan. Well done! I didn't know bees had so many eyes! 

      

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Daisy has been working so hard this past few weeks. Well done Daisy! I am sure you will be an excellent speller when you come back to school!

      

Daisy had her birthday recently so has been spending lots of time with her family in the sunshine which is fantastic! Happy birthday Daisy!

Friday 22nd May

It’s that Friday feeling! Another week completed and a step closer to seeing you all again – we cannot wait! We hope that you’ve enjoyed the activities so far this week. It’s been lovely to see what some of you have been up to. Here are some more activities which you may want to have a go at:

Maths – How many points? Create some cards with different calculations on which all equal the same number or shape, fraction etc. The first clue must be the most difficult ranging to the last clue being the easiest. Read a clue out at a time and see how many points you can get, 5 points for the first clue and 1 point for the last clue.

Writing – Choose your favourite fairytale story and think about it from a different person’s point of view e.g. the Big Bad Wolf from the Three Little Pigs. Be creative with your ideas and change how the audience would see each character.

Topic – As tomorrow is World Turtle Day, why not design a leaflet or poster telling people why turtles are in danger and how we can all help to protect them? There is lots of important information on this website:

https://www.worldturtleday.org/

Reading – continue to read aloud to someone every day to improve your fluency. Always make sure that someone is asking you different questions about the book to work on your comprehension. You could even try asking your family questions about the book that you have read to check that they are listening!

Music – Choose a piece of music to listen to without any words. Draw a picture whilst listening to the music. Afterwards, explain to someone how the music made you feel and why you chose the colours and images.

Have fun today guys and enjoy the weekend ahead. Hopefully you’re all still safe as the lockdown restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Thursday 21st May

Hello world, (or Year 2)!

Well we’re nearer to the end of another week – where have the days gone? It’s been 9 weeks since we’ve been in school. We’d like to say how much we are really missing you all. School isn’t the same without our classrooms full and having silly conversations with you all. We cannot wait to see you all again. Thank you once again to those of you who are keeping in touch via email – it really does help us to keep going! Why not try:

Maths – Bang bang! Two mathematicians stand back to back ready for a shootout. Someone else must call out a calculation, be it addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Whoever can solve it the quickest must turn around and shout ‘bang bang’ and they then get the point.

Reading – Today would be a great day to try some of these reading challenges and then write a recommendation for a classmate or family member.

Reading Challenges

Spelling – Practise some common contractions today. Remember that the apostrophe replaces the missing letter/s. You could use this website to play a game or you could write them out. If you’re feeling super creative, you could put them into your own sentences to help you practise.

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/pick-the-correct-contraction.html

Life Skills – Now here is an idea which your parents will absolutely love! See if you can complete one of these challenges a day or just see how many of them you can complete. These are everyday things which your parents have to complete for you. It would be lovely if you could help them out and do some for them.

Enjoy the day and activities listed; let us know how you get on. Hopefully see you all soon,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Wednesday 20th May

Welcome to Wednesday everyone!

It’s set to be another beautiful day today so make the most of it; we all know that the English summer will be done very soon! Thank you to those of you who have emailed us; however there are still lots of people that we haven’t heard from at all yet and we’d really love to. As usual, here are some suggested activities for you to try at home today:

Maths – Guess the length! Practise using a ruler (if you have one in your home, if not, find a stick in your garden) to measure the length of different objects in your house. Remember when measuring to always make sure that you place 0 at the beginning of the object. When you have practised, see if you can estimate as many objects as you can which you think will equal 10cm. Then measure them to see if you’re right. How many can you get right? Do you become more accurate with practise?

Reading – Use the website below to give you an idea of how to create your own video, reading a book aloud. Make sure you practise reading it so that you know all of the tricky words. Think about your expression so that your voice doesn’t sound boring.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Topic – Today is World Bee Day! Why not check your garden to see how many flowers you have in there for bees? You could ask your parents to choose some plants which will help them to survive. Bees are in decline in our country and for them to survive, we need to do all that we can to save them. Check out the website below for some more ideas:

https://www.un.org/en/observances/bee-day

Phonics – You could have fun and create some of your own words to practise your phonics today. Take some paper and cut it into smaller squares. On each one write a different sound, mixing between vowel and consonant e.g. th, sh, ch, ea, ai, ou, i, y, ll, ff, ng etc. Then take it in turns to reveal the chosen card and make a word together. Is it a real one or an alien word? What could its meaning be if it isn’t a real word?

We hope that you’ll enjoy today’s activities. Stay safe and look after each other,

Your amazing and extremely talented teachers!

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning all!

Hopefully today will be another beautiful day to spend time outside and enjoy the sunshine! How much easier life at home is with this weather! We hope that you’ve all had chance to look at the new learning packs for this week. Here are some more ideas which you might like to try today:

Maths – Using the digits 1-5, see how many of the numbers you can make from 1-20 using all four operations (+ - x ÷). If you’d like an added challenge, try only using each number once.

E.g. 3 – 2 = 1

5 – 3 = 2

2 + 1 = 3

Reading – It can be very difficult to find enough material for you to read every day so why not try The Oxford Owl website? You need to register but it’s free and they have plenty of eBooks to read! Practise sounding out those words which you are finding tricky and be prepared to answer lots of questions about what you have just read.

English – Read through the creative writing prompts below to see which you think is the most interesting! You could choose to write a story, postcard, newspaper article, leaflet or a poem. Be creative with your writing and remember to focus on handwriting, punctuation, spelling and language choices. Always proofread your writing afterwards to ensure that you haven’t made any simple mistakes.

Creative Writing Prompts

Art – It’d be great if you had a go at one of these! Draw a simple outline of anything you want to and then use colours to draw different patterns in for a great effect! Give it a go and send us your pictures so that we can put them on the website for everyone to enjoy.

Have fun today. Please don’t put too much pressure on yourselves with home learning. We do understand the how difficult it is at home. As usual, send us your photos or updates of what you have been up to.

Stay safe,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

Monday 18th May

Good Morning Year 2! Another week has begun. You know what that means- Home learning sheets! We know that it has been longer than we thought but we wanted you to know how brilliiant you are being and how proud we are. Hopefully it won't be too much longer but incase it is, keep doing exactly what you are doing, being the superstars we know you are! 

CLICK HERE- Week 7 Home Learning Sheet

CLICK HERE- Week 7 Learning Project

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

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Blake has been busy again this week! Look at that handwriting- super effort Blake. Your work always manages to make me smile- keep up the positivity I'm sure your family are enjoying it. I also have it on good authority that Blake has been helping out alot at home with jobs! Thats so good to hear. Well done Blake!

Friday 15th May

Good morning Year 2! Another friday has come around so quickly and it is another week closer to us all being together again in school! We cannot wait to see you all. Below are the final acitivities for this week, we will be sending out more home learning packs on Monday. I know there is lots so choose some of them to do today and some of them you could do over the weekend to keep you busy. 

PE

I think Joe deserves a medal with all of these PE lessons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edXEJ4RHx10 He is still doing one every day for you guys. Remember it is so important to keep moving and getting plenty of exercise. If Joe is a little too much for you, we have enjoyed doing some of the cosmic yoga videos- https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and some dancing- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29TR33moqUA. So take your pick. If a nice walk in the sunshine is your favourite then just do that!

Topic & English

Imagine that you are going on an adventure. Where would you go and what would you do? You could be an arctic explorer sailing the north sea. You could be a jungle biologist looking for rare species in the amazon or maybe even a deep sea marine biologist looking for life below the waves. Whichever it is plan for your adventure. What would you need to pack? Just like you did for your holiday a few weeks ago, pack a bag of supplies and write a short story about where you go and what you see and do. Make it exciting and tell us how important the things you packed were and why you needed them. Think about the way you travelled there.

Science

Does it float? Why dont you test different materials at home to see what floats and what doesnt. Once you have tested the materials you could have a go at making your own boat to sail away on that adventure we talked about. Think it has to be sturdy. You could test your boat by putting a boiled egg on it to make sure it can support passengers. Remember to ask for help with this! 

Maths

Have you got a dice at home? If so, great! If not dont worry you can use the online dice here- https://www.random.org/dice/?num=2 What we want you to do over the weekend is practise your adding skills a little more. This time challenge yourself to make it easier or harder. Roll the dice twice to get a 2 digit number. Then roll the dice a 2nd time and add on that single digit number? To easy I hear you say? Well don't worry you could do a 2 digit number + a 2 digit number OR if you are feeling particularly clever and in the mood for a challenge- a 3 digit number + a 2 digit number. Remember the methods we used in class and how to bridge ten. Sticks and dots. Always start counting the ones first then add on the tens after. Some of you might remember to write simple number sentences. Ones + ones = ____, tens + tens = _____ and then add the answers! Chalenge yourselves and a family member. How many can you do?

Phonics

One of your favourite games was dragons den- why not have a go and revise your phase 3 and 5 sounds? https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/DragonsDen.html

Spelling

sugar

eye

whole

who

would

should 

could

Handwriting

Below is an example of a Lewis Carroll poem. You know it must be good because he has Lewis in his name! It is one of my favourites and I thought you should see how beautiful this handwriting is? Why don't some of you have a go at copying up this poem in your neatest handwriting practising the joins you can see. If joining is too tricky why not practise writing the poem and thinking about how each letter is formed and working on the size of your writing. I cannot wait to see it! 

Have a brilliant weekend Year 2! Stay safe, Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

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Ellis has been going on lots of walks during his time in quarantine! I think its a fantastic thing to do Ellis, fresh air and getting outside is so important. Lets hope the weather stays nice so we can carry on spending time out there! 

Thursday 14th May

History Day!

Good morning Year 2! As you are approaching the end of Year 2 and your time in KS1- how exciting! We thought it would be a nice idea to recap some of the brilliant historical figures you have looked at in KS1. Below is a list of names of famous historical people, you will recognise some and will not know others. Your challenge today is to create a fact file. You can choose any of the names below to learn about. This could be a painting of the person with information on the back, it could be a poster, it could be a leaflet or you might just want to do some writing about them. For your computing you will need to use a search engine to research the person, for your reading you will need to read information about them to gather facts to use in your fact file, for writing you will write about the person, for your art you could sketch, paint, colour the person. Get creative with this and present your fact file in a vibrant and colourful way that will make people want to pick it up and learn something about it! Challenge yourself- choose someone you don't know much about so that you are learning new facts aswell! I look forward to seeing what these look like! 

Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Year 2! I think it is going to be a cloudier day again today so perhaps some indoor activities? 

Reading

I have attached a text that you might interest you after last weekends bank holiday! Have a read of the information and then try answering the questions below. Challenge yourself! 

Click here- VE Day Comprehension

PE

I've been missing our dance parties recently so thought I would send you a link to something that would make you smile and get you moving!   

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

Maths

Have you ever seen a mystic rose? Well I think you will like them! They look amazing and are super easy to do. Here is a video to show you and some examples which look great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKv3RdDtGEY

      

Music- Design & Technology

Why not have a go at making your own percussion instrument? You could use recylcing or objects in your house to help you. Once you have made it you could compose your own piece of music. It could be filling a bottle with rice and shaking it, it could be putting elastic bands around a box and strumming it, it could be putting material over a box and hitting it to make a drum- get creative and use your imagination!

Tuesday 12th May

English

Now you have planned your own fairytale, we want you to use that plan to write your own story. remember the rule with opening a fairytale, 'Once upon a time' and think carefully about what isgoingto happen in your story. fairytales carry an important message- Red Riding Hood- Dont talk to strangers, Goldilocks- Dont take things that arent yours etc. Has your story got an important moral message for your readers? Telling the truth perhaps? Listening to your parents? Follow instructions? etc. Remember fairy tales often have pictures to support what is happening so be creative!

Maths

Add ten Take ten. We want you to play a game that will warm up your place value and addition skills. You are going to ask someone for a number and you are going to write down what is 10 more from that number and what is 1- less. Once you have done a few practises then ask someone else to play to and race to write down the two numbers before your opponent. Try not to use multiples of 10 and go for mixed numbers so 47- I'd write down 37 and 57. 63- I'd write down 53 and 73. If this is too tricky use the number squares we sent home to support you. If it is too easier then try 20 more and 20 less.

Science

Does it float? Using recyclables try to make your own boat. Think carefully about the materials you use because your boat needs to keep its passengers safe and dry. Once you've built your boat test it in a sink, bath or bucket. Did it float? Yes? Why did it float? No? Why do you think it didn't float? Can you change it to make it float? Remember Science is about asking questions and investigating to find answers. 

Life Skills

We live in an age of 24hr news stories. We can hear about things happening all around the world instantly from the internet, from seeing it on TV, to reading about it or watching on your phones. The news is so important for getting information to people. However recently I know some of you have seen the news and found it a little scarey. Well instead of a scarey news story, I'd like you to role play being a news journalist or reporter. You will have to present your own news report "Hi I'm Mr Lewis and this is the 6 o'clock news' but to help lift spirits. Find a story that you find interesting, the more positive the better! And report it to your family, you will have to plan what you are going to say so you could write your speech. You can then present it to your family! It would be great to have some videos sent in of you doing this! 

Phonics

- Play on some of the phonics games listed such as phonics play. 

- Use a reading book to find alternative spellings and create a table showing the different words that you came up with. 

- Create a list of words which have the same sound. Play pictionary with the word list or hangman or turn the word into a picture of an animal to help you remember how to spell it. 

Spelling 

Now lets look at some alternatives. One of the ones I know lots of you found tricky this year was the alternative /ee/ sound. We have 'eelike in cheese, we have 'eylike in monkey, we have 'ealike in meat, we have 'e_e' like in even and more! How many can you spot around your home? Make a list of all the /ee/ sounding words you can spot. Put them into different columns so you can see which ee sound is most common. Where does each alternative version appear in a word? The beginning, middle or end? 

Monday 11th May

Good morning everyone,

We hope that you've had a wonderful weekend and had fun celebrating safely! A bit of a mix in the weather but it was beautiful when we needed it to be. The start of a new week and closer to the light at the end of the tunnel. As usual, thank you to those of you who send us photos.

Here are this week's learning packs:

11.05.20 Home Learning Grid

11.05.20 Home Learning Project

Spelling Dice Game

Spelling Ideas

Times Table Ideas

Here are today’s activities which you might want to try:

Maths – Maths Bingo! This game can be played on the Topmarks website – just search topmarks bingo. There are lots of different areas of maths that you can play this in such as multiplication and division, fractions of amounts, addition etc. You don’t have to use a computer though. Choose five numbers below 20. The bingo caller must then choose a number at random (you could give clues for this instead of just calling out the number, as given yesterday). The first person to cross off all five wins.

Writing – Think about all of the fairy tales that you know. Which one is your favourite. Write your very own fairy tale using the planner below. All you need is a dice to decide which box will be included in your story. Think about which words that you will use to describe the setting and characters. Also think about a variety of conjunctions that you could use to extend your sentences. Be careful with your handwriting and spellings. Proofread your writing afterwards.

Fairytale Planner

Life Skills – Look around your house. Choose five things which mean a lot to you. Draw a picture of each one and explain why it means to lot to you. Give any other information such as where you got it, what you might use it for.

Art – If you are lucky enough to have paint, coloured paper, felt tips or crayons, why not try creating your very own Kadinsky Circles. They are very colourful and would brighten up any room well.

Have fun today and stay safe,

Mr Lewis

VE Day

As it is VE Day and Bank Holiday Monday (?), we're not setting any work today. Spend some quality time as a family and enjoy the celebrations.Be proud of Britain! 

Thursday 7th May

Hello Year 2!

Another day, nearly another week completed. Again, here are some activities for you to try out:

Maths – What’s My Number? Choose any two-digit number. Your partner has to guess what number it is by the clues that you give. For example:

15

It is an odd number.

It is below 20.

It is two digits.

It is in the five times table.

Reading – Think about your favourite story. Read it carefully. Think of five questions which you would ask the author about the characters, storyline or setting. Then think about the answers that they might give you.

Spellings – Write your spellings on a piece of small paper or card. Spend a little bit of time memorising them and then ask an adult to help test you. Give yourself a big ‘Well done!’ for every one that you get right. Think of all of the different ways we have tried to learning spellings such as:

  • Mnemonics – Big Elephants Can Always Understand Smaller Elephants
  • Rhyming – behind as in find
  • Turning the word into a picture of animal

Music – This afternoon might be the perfect time to try one of these activities from the BBC website. Choose one and give it a go. What a perfect time to be creative!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/half-term-music-activities/zmmpxyc/

Geography – If you go out on a walk today, it would be great if you could take a piece of paper with you and roughly sketch the route as you go. You could then use this when you get home to create a detailed map of the journey that you have been on.

We hope that some of these activities interest you. Good luck and remember to share with us some of your most creative pieces of those that you are most proud of.

Stay safe,

Year 2 Staff

Wednesday 6th May

Good day to you all!

Another day, half way through the week now. It feels like such a long time ago since we were all in school but really it hasn’t been that long. We hope that you are all making the most of the weather that we have. Here are some different activities to try:

Writing – Oh dear…you thought going on holiday was a good idea but the ferry that you were on got stuck near a desert island. You have been there for a while when a bottle turns up. Use the writing template below (if you want to) to write a message to the people back at home. Think carefully about the things that you would want to say. Be careful with handwriting, spelling and punctuation.

Message in a Bottle Template

Maths – Countdown! You could use playing cards if you have them. If not, choose five different numbers at random and then ask an adult to come up with a number between 20 and 30. Using all operations, can you make that number only using each number once?

History – Compare the past! If possible, speak to the oldest member of your family and ask them to compare their childhood to yours. You could make a table with differences and similarities and list as many as they mention. This might give you a really good idea of how quickly things have changed in a short space of time.

Science – If you have access to the internet, why not do some research about some amazing science facts! You could write these in a leaflet template, a poster, on the computer or even present it in the shape of the human body or planet.

For example, did you know:

  • The Eiffel Tower can be 15cm taller in summer!
  • Hawaii moves 7.5cm closer to Alaska every year!
  • A sneeze blows air out of your nose at 100mph!

Here are some interesting websites to use if helpful:

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/funny.html

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts.html

https://www.science-sparks.com/fun-science-facts/

https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/50-spellbinding-science-facts-for-kids/

Enjoy today and hopefully some of these activities that we have suggested. Stay safe and healthy everyone,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

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Blake has been busy again this week! Isn't it fantastic? I really like his art work- the NHS rainbow must have taken ages and the family hand artwork is such a good idea. So effective! Perhaps you could all have a go at that at home? Of course the writing about Blue Whales was the first thing I read because they are the best things ever. Super work Blake keep it up! It is really nice to see some Maths work. 

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning all!

We hope that you’ve had a chance to look at this week’s home learning packs. Please remember, we are here to help so if there is something that you are struggling with or would like some advice about, we are here! We can’t pretend to have all of the answers but we will certainly try our hardest for you. We understand how difficult this time can be. Hopefully it won’t be long until we’ll be back in school. Here are some activities to try:

Maths – Why not create a maths board game.

  • Create a ‘snap’ type game with calculations on – addition, subtraction, multiplication or division or maybe a mixture of all of them.
  • A board game which has calculations on. Every time you land on a square, you have to complete that calculation. You could even add a time limit if you want to.
  • Or be creative and think of your own idea!

Spellings – If you’ve got any spare, use old magazines, newspapers or leaflets to cut out the letters that you need for this week’s spellings.

Reading – Continue to read every day, thinking about sounding unfamiliar words out. Try reading a different type of book for a change. This could be a non-fiction book if you’re not used to reading them.

Geography – This afternoon, you could try and using household or garden objects to create a map of Britain. Be sure to label the bigger cities and of course, Atherstone.

We hope that you enjoy the day,

The Year 2 Team

Monday 4th May

May the '4th' be with you all! 

It's the start of a brand new week! We hope you all had a great weekend. Below is this weeks learning pack so please download it and have a look through it all! We have planned lots of different things this week for you all to enjoy. Thank you for the photos, emails and work you have sent us- we are so proud of how hard you are working so keep it up! Stay safe super stars!

Click here- Learning Pack

Click here- Home Learning Sheet Week 6

Have a great week! 

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Friday 1st May

It's the start of a new month but the last day of this working week! Lets hope it is a sunny one. 

Science

We haven't given you any science this week for a good reason, we thought it would be fun for you to have a science day at home and become your own scientist with the help of your family. Remember it is always a good idea to look like a mad scientist when you are doing an investigation, just like Einstein or be a scientist who could brush their hair like Marie Curie. Below is an attachment for some investigation card activities. I have chosen investigations that should be quite easy to do at home without having lots of scientific apparatus like beakers and things, because it would be very strange to have that at home! Have a look and choose a few to investigate today.

Science Investigations! - click here!

Reading

There is always some time to squeeze in a bit of reading- here is a picture clue quiz for you to have a go at. 

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ Choose a picture and answer the questions about it. 

Have a happy safe weekend Year 2 and we will send out next weeks activity sheet on Monday! Stay safe and see you soon, 

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Thursday 30th April

It is the last day of April! A whole month in quarantine and wow didn't it go fast. Here are todays activities-

History

Remember the work we did on Samuel Peyps and his diary? Well I know lots of you have been keeping a quarantine diary which is fantastic so this is just a reminder to add a little more to it. Have your feelings towards what is happening changed with time? Have you got used to a routine at home? What is similar and different about this week in comparison to the weeks we have had? Remember to update your diary with any changes that you have heard about. 

Art

I am loving seeing your pictures you have been creating at home. I'm going to give you some freedom in what you draw so you can choose BUT instead of colouring or painting I thought it would be a nice idea if you shaded it. Remember the tree shading you did a few weeks ago? Well it would be similar to that but this time I want you to think about the shade of your shading, try to produce a scale in your picture like this-

Can you see how this person has gone from a far darker shade to a much lighter one? Try to include this in your picture. Remember to send us some photos so we can see them!

Maths

Click here for the link- 2D Shapes

Using resources like this and any that you can find online, have a go at making a quiz for a family member. Draw a  shape on a piece of paper and cover it over. You then need to describe the shape to them and see if they can guess what shape it is from your description! You should include plenty of properties of the shape to help them guess- you could include the number of lines of symmetry that you have looked at this past week! Take it in turns to see if you can guess your partners shapes! It's just like when we use the feely bag in class. 

Spelling 

Now lets look at some alternatives. One of the ones I know lots of you found tricky this year was the alternative /igh/ sound. We have 'igh' like in high, we have 'ie' like in pie, we have 'i' like in ice, we have 'i_e' like in slide and more! How many can you spot around your home? Make a list of all the /igh/ sounding words you can spot. Put them into different columns so you can see which igh sound is most common. Where does each alternative version appear in a word? The beginning, middle or end? 

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Wow Blake has been busy this past few weeks! I think a good balance of outside and inside activities there! I like the minibeast pictures Blake you have clearly taken your time. Careful you don't jump too high- you'll end up in next doors garden. I think with the new hair cut and the great big grin you are getting up to klots of exciting activities so keep it up!

      

 

      

 

      

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Here is some fantastic spelling practise from Daisy! She has got so many right. Now she is going to put some of them into wow sentences for me to practise those ones she found tricky. She has also been practising her swimming which is such an important life skill! I like the bar chart you made looking at the colours of cars that pass your house. Well done Daisy! 

      

      

Wednesday 29th April

Writing

You're going on a holiday! Didn't you know? Well the plane is taking off soon so you need to go pack! First you'll need to fill a suitcase full of things to take with you so think about where you are going is it a warm sandy beach? Or is it a snowy mountain skiing holiday? Once you've packed you need to imagine you're there. Perhaps have an ice cream and put some sun cream on. Perhaps watch a skiing video and pretend youre skiing down the slopes. After you have had your fun imagining your holiday and role playing it out, send us a postcard. Remember it needs a picture on one side of where you have been and some information about the weather and what you have been up to on the other side. We cant wait to hear all about your adventure! Remember to send us photos. 

Maths

Now you have had a go at drawing lines of symmetry on regular 2D shapes, why don't you practise your skills futher by using some of these games to make irregular shapes-

https://pbskids.org/peg/games/symmetry-painter

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

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=line%20of%20symmetry

Science

Have I ever told you I love whales? Of course I have! It is the only thing I talk about. Well I was reasing about whales yesterday and came across a really interesting fact. Did you know that some whales sleep verticlly and still in the water? Isn't that strange! I thought they all just swam in their sleep but no! Take a look-

We want you to spend some time researching an animal that you like. Find some interesting facts that we didn't know and present them in a creative way- it could be a poster or a leaflet etc. This will be similar to the fact files and minibeast work we were doing in school!

 

Home Learning

Ruby has been getting up to all sorts at home. I'm sure there was nothing the recycling lorry could take at Ruby's house because she has made so many things out of it! It all looks brilliant, I especailly like the robot. What do you think it can do? Keep it up Ruby!

      

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning Year 2!

We hope you are all well and ready for another week of activities! We have been busy planning more things for you to do!

PE

Remember Joe Wicks? How can you forget he is brilliant. My legs ache from all of the exercises but he is fantastic at getting us on our feet and moving around. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGqjVI6J5Ew 

If Joe isn't your thing or youd rather do something a little calmer for your exercises you could always look at what of the new cosmic yoga routines. I have spent the weekend being a wizard! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

Maths

Last week you looked at right angles of shapes. From a couple of emails I think we are getting confused with symmetry. So for today why don't we look again at find a line of symmetry in 2D shapes. Remember a symmetrical line splits a shape into two equal parts. If it is the same on both sides of the line then you know it is symmetrical. Remember we used mirrors to check our answers? Have a go with some regular 2D shapes then make up your own irregular shapes! 

Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csbban5TtQk 

I came across this wonderful poem and learnt one of my favourite verses by heart. In the video you can only hear the author reading it but because of the way he expresses himself and by the way he adds the character voices you can picture what is happening so much more clearly. Why don't you find a poem of your choosing and try learning a section. Have a go at reciting it by memory (it'll take some practise) to your family. Remember to be expressive!

Handwriting

Last week you looked at acenders and capital letters. This week I want us to revisit the decenders, thats letters with the long tail that sits under the line. Have a go at forming q, y, p, f, g, j with the tails below the line. Too easy? Okay, well have a go at practising your joins into a decender. a into p, e into y etc. 

Home learning:

 

        

      

          

   

Wow! Here is some of the brilliant writing and craft activities Ethan has done. They are brilliant It is good to see that Ethan has been practising his handwriting at home because that is so neat. "A little, ramshackled house" is a fantastic noun phrase to describe the setting for us at the start of your story Ethan. Well done, keep it up! 

Monday 27th April

Good morning everyone!

Not quite so nice weather today but maybe we won't feel quite so bad for being stuck at home?

Here are the new learning packs for this week. We hope that you enjoy the range of activities that we have put together. 

27.04.20 Home Learning Grid

27.04.20 Home Learning Project

Multiplication Colouring sheets

As always, if you need any help or advice, remember that we are always here. we understand how difficult this time is for you and we'd like to make it go as smoothly as we possibly can.

Enjoy the week and keep safe,

Year 2 Team 

Friday 24th April

Happy Friday – it’s here at last

What a week it has been! Another week nearly under our belts and a little bit closer to going back to normal. We’re going stir crazy at home and cannot wait to get back into school (no honestly!) As usual, below are some suggested activities for today. From what we have seen, some of you are working exceptionally hard teaching your children at home, something which we know is very difficult to do so well done 😊

Maths – how about teaching angles? See how many right angles can be found within the house (90° - corner of a piece of paper) Relate this to 2D shapes. Draw some and identify the number of right angles that it has. You could even make some shapes using sticks.

English – This seems like a perfect opportunity to try the writing activity on the grid. Watch the video on The Literacy Shed and write your own story about the boy saving the chickens. Be creative with your ideas and don’t forget – punctuation, spelling and handwriting!

Handwriting is extremely important and something which takes a lot of practise! By the end of Year 2, we should all be trying to join our letters. Practise writing with capital letters and ascenders (b, d, f, h, k, l, t) taller than the other smaller letters. I have got some handwriting sheets that you could print off or use to guide you if needed, just email us!

Music – This afternoon you could try a bit of music! Think back to our music lessons using Charanga. Why not try listening to a song and try to identify the pulse. You could then be creative and use household objects to make your own musical instrument and tap out a rhythm for someone else to copy.

The home learning packs for next week will be on the website and emailed out on Monday morning. Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a relaxing weekend.

Please remember that we are here to help and will do everything possible to help support you all at this difficult time.

Mr Lewis

Thursday 22nd April

Good morning all,

What another beautiful day with the sun shining! There are lots of things that you could try doing today from the home learning grid, but here are some things which you might like to have a go at:

Maths – All about shapes! Create a grid in your book headed with different shapes. Go on a shape hunt and see what different shapes you can find. What is the most and least common shapes that you can find? Are there any which tricked you because they were positioned differently? You could then choose two shapes to compare.

Reading – Remember that you should be reading aloud every day. Choose a reading book and plan a brief sequel. Think carefully about what has happened in the story that you have read and what the characters could get up to in the next story.

Art – Today would be a great opportunity to try out the art idea. Find a spot in your house or garden and sketch out what you can see. Think carefully about the sizing of each object that you can see. Then move to a different place within the same room or garden and sketch again. Do any of the objects look different?

PE – Why not try coming up with your own warm up activity before watching and completing the Joe Wicks’ Workout? Remember the purpose of a warm up is to prepare your muscles ready for exercise. Keep it fun.

Have a lovely day guys, nearly the end of another week!

Miss Dixon and Mr Lewis

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning all, wonderful Wednesday!

We hope that you’re still enjoying family time and (hopefully) relaxing at home. We genuinely can’t wait to get back into school; we’re really missing you all a lot!

Some interesting activities to try today:

Writing – You could try one of the activities from the project sheet. Think about our school uniform. What do you think about it? You could write a letter to Mrs Taylor stating your views about it. You could even design a new school uniform and explain why you think this would be a better choice.

Maths – You could go on a number hunt today around your house or garden. You could collect as many as you can find and them sort them into different categories e.g. odd and even, multiples of 5 and not multiples of 5, ordering them, the difference between the highest and lowest or you could sort them into each times table.

Spelling – Create a grid in your book with the different split digraphs (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e and u_e) use your reading book to see how many of each you can find. Which do you think is the most or least? Can you add any other words?

Reading – Practise counting syllables and use a book to find a range of words which have various syllables up to 4.

We hope that you have a lovely day all. As always keep sending us your wonderful photos – it makes us so proud!

Miss Dixon and Mr Lewis

Tuesday 21st April 

Good morning Year 2,

I hope that you've all managed to have a look at the new learning packs for this week. Today would be a perfect opportunity to try:

Maths Why not try the maths problem set out on the learning grid today? Always remeber with problems, read it carefully and highlight the important information first before deciding what you must do in order to solve the problem. Using some resources around your house and garden might help you too.

Reading Today is a perfect opportunity to practise your reading. Remember to focus on your phonics whilst reading. If you like, you could always take two books that you have read and try comparing them. You could do this using a Venn diagram or by drawing a table with two columns: similarties and differences. 

Spelling Why not try some of your spellings today? Be creative. You could use a whiteboard if you have one, magnetic letters, sticks from the garden, chalk or write them in bubble writing. To help reinforce them, you could play Pictionary or Hangman with some of them.

Science Why not try an experiment with plants today? You could set it up by planting some seeds and placing them in different places. You could see what conditions they grow best in, does hot or cold water make a difference or do they even need soil? 

Have a wonderful day and as always, stay safe. We're another day closer to going back into school,

Miss Dixon & Mr Lewis

 

Wow Daisy you have been so busy! I think the rainbow bunting is brilliant, it might have to stay up all of the time.

                                                 

      

      

 

Monday 20th April

Hi everyone, 

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ask your parents permission but if you sit outside each evening this week there is a good chance you will see a shooting star! https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-lyrid-meteor-shower It is meant to be one of the best displays to see. Fingers crossed it is a clear night and we can all spot one or two or maybe lots more! 

As it is the start of a new week I have emailed you the below home learning sheets. There is lots of different activities for you to try so take your pick or do them all! We can't wait to see your emails showing us what you have been up to. Have a good week, stay safe!

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Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Friday 17th April

Hi Year 2! Well thats another week done and another week closer to us all being together at school again. Here is some home learning for you all to do. As mentioned in the email this week, your home learning activity sheet will be sent out on Monday 20th this next week and every Monday after that- it makes it easier to start a week that way. 

Phonics

Phonics Play is a fantastic website with lots of games you will all find familiar. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ For most of you, revise the Phase 5 activities but if you are finding that a a little too tricky why not have a look at the Phase 3 ones. You will be able to identify the sounds in isolation but remember to practise them within words and sentences. 

Writing/History

Have a think about the diaries we looked at, particularly Samuel Pepys diary during the Great Fire of London. That diary was used as a fantastic piece of historical writing just like the diary of Anne Frank in WWII. We know you have been writing a diary throughout quarantine all about life during the Corona Virus outbreak but I thought it would be a nice idea to make a piece of historical writing for yourselves to remind you about this time. It is after all an important part of modern day history! We want you to write a letter to yourself but for in 10 years time. In that letter you should talk to yourself and explain what life is like in quarantine and how you feel now. This is important because it will not only remind you of what it felt like to live through this but it will be a valid piece of historical writing that tells us about the event. (A source of information). 

It should include;

- Who you are writing to and who it is from (you and you)

- The date you have written it

- Facts about things that have happened and information that tells you what the letter will be about

- Your feelings and what it is like to you

This is a really nice way of putting how you feel into a piece of emotive work. In ten years time you will be able to look back and remember what it feels like and how this event has changed the world? Did everything go back to the way it was? Were things different? 

Reading 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc A poem about one of my favourite things, by one of my favourite authors. What do you think? 

Maths

Sign in to your Numbots or Timestabe rockstars accounts and practise your number bonds to 10 and 20 aswell as you 2,3,5 and 10 times tables. 

Topic

Thinking about Spring time and the changes on animals, link this thinking back to our work on plants. What have you noticed are the changes in Spring time to the plants around us? Have the trees changed? Look at the sketch you drew on Wednesday. Can you draw a small picture and write a descriptive paragraph telling me all about what happens and what changes during the spring time? Send them to me so I can show some examples on here! 

Have a fantastic weekend Year 2. Hopefully it will bring more good news and sunshine. Look out for the activity sheet on Monday in your emails and let us know what you are up to! See you soon. 

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Thursday 16th April

Hello Year 2! Another day with lovely weather. Spring is such a beautiful time of year. We had lots of fun completing this Spring time quiz! Have a go and see if you learn some new animal facts. The CBBC website has lots of quizes, games, puzzles and activities for you guys! Have a look 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/quiz-spring-animals

Wednesday 15th April

Good morning Year 2! 

As promised here are some PE, English and Art activities.

English

Write a character description to tell us all about the character from the book you have been reading, remember to use expanded noun phrases and adjcectives to describe what they are like, for example,

Wilbur the Pig was a kind, gentle animal who is always thinking of others. He is light pink with pale, pointy ears and a short curly tail. 

It doesn't have to be too long. You could present it as a wanted poster! Warning have you seen this mischievious pig? He has a sinister grin and sharp, pointy teeth. 

Art

Draw or sketch a tree you can see in your garden or from going on your daily walk. Practise the different shading skills we used in class to highlight the lighter and shady parts of the picture. It could look something like this-

       

PE

It can be really tempting to stay indoors watching TV or playing wth toys all day but exercise is so important! Joe Wicks is doing a PE lesson every day, here is todays- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyBelN_EgS8

If that isn't something you want to do you might enjoy cosmic yoga- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coC0eUSm-pc

Or you could just go on a walk with your parents or carers. But remember to keep your distance from other people! 

Home learning-

Ruby has been busy again! This time she has been practising her spellings. With the help of her mum she has created a brilliant word search to help her spot those common exception words. Fantastic Ruby! 

Tuesday 14th April

Hello Year 2!

This week I would like to start everyone off with an exciting adventure, all about an 'Enormous Turnip'. This adventure will be split into 3 episodes and I will post the link to the next episode every Monday. Enjoy! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p052fxz6 

Below is your home learning;

Reading- 

Think back to the story you read last week. I want you to think about one of the characters in the story. What were they like? How did they act? What did they look like? What sort of person are they? Once you have thought of these few things then think about a character in a different story you have read or heard. Compare this second character to the first- what is similar about them? What is different? Are they both villains? 

Phonics-

To continue to help you in your reading and applying your phonics I want you to sit and read a story or listen to a story being read to you and try to spot as many common exception words as you can. 

In your home learning packs you will have this sheet.

Spelling

Can you make a mnemonic? Remember a mnemonic is a way to help you remember how something is spelt, for example, 

b e c a u s e (bake eleven cakes and use six eggs). 

Have a go at making your own mnemonic for;

Friend

Come

Some

Again 

People

Maths

With the help of an adult- conduct a survey! Have a look outside a window in your house, identify something you could count the number of, it could be colours of cars on your street, it could be how many people are walking alone, walking in a group, walking with a dog etc. Tally your results like this;

Once you have your results identify which one is most and which one is least. What is the difference between the two? 

Challenge

You could then put your results into a bar chart to show and display your data like this-

There is a lot of activities there to keep you all busy but we will add some PE, ART and English for you later in the week. Stay safe and remember you can always send us photos of what you are up to!

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Monday 13th April

Hello Year 2! We hope you all had a wonderful easter weekend and didn't eat too many easter eggs! Incase you did here is a few links to some fantastic exercises you could do;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCtg5QDD_r0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASPnHl7kio4 

Or if you are feeling tired and wanted a calmer activity you could have go at reading and sequencing the easter story. 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/8f/c4/t-t-003-the-easter-story-sequencing-cards-_ver_10.pdf?__token__=exp=1586769572~acl=%2Fresource%2F8f%2Fc4%2Ft-t-003-the-easter-story-sequencing-cards-_ver_10.pdf%2A~hmac=74f09f93ff7b34612334130bfe2f434a2bd472b5310edb5cc13ab0b0451ec20e

Enjoy!

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Friday 10th April

Good morning Year 2!

What another beautiful day ahead of us - I hope you're making the most of the sunshine, even if it is only in your garden. Another week under our belt and a bit closer to going back to normal - I can't wait to get back into school! Thank you so much to those of you who keep us updated and informed of what you have been doing; it really helps to keep us smiling.

Here is next week's learning packs, again hopefully there is a variety of activities for you to do as and when you can. 

10.04.20 home Learning Grid

10.04.20 Home Learning Project Pack

Enjoy Easter weekend and save me some chocolate! 

Stay safe everybody as always,

Mr Lewis

Thursday 9th April

Good morning Flat Caps!

Reading - Today I'd love for you to spend time reading, this could be to a sibling or parent; you could read outside or inside. Maybe find an unsual place to read and take a photo to send to us. Think about answering some questions such as:

- What do you think is going to happen and why?

- Why do you think that the character feels that way? How do you know?

- What does that word mean? Could we replace it with a synonym?

You could even have a go at writing some of your own questions on a reading book and asking them to a family member. Remember to find the evidence in the book for your answer rather than just guessing. 

Phonics - This would be a good opportunity to practise your phonics. You could do this in lots of different ways:

- Play on some of the phonics games listed such as phonics play. 

- Use a reading book to find alternative spellings such as ai, ay, ey, eigh and create a table showing the different words that you came up with. 

- Create a list of words which have the same sound. Play pictionary with the word list or hangman or turn the word into a picture of an animal to help you remember how to spell it. 

Maths - Play TTrockstars and try to work the answers out mentally by counting in multiples. Remember the link between multiplication and division and using the number families to help e.g. 2 x 5 = 10, 5 x 2 = 10, 10 / 2 = 5, 10 / 5 = 2. 

Art This afternoon could be a great opportunity to try and create a self-portrait using a mirror. Remember to start sketching lightly with little detail to get the face shape before adding the detail in. 

Have fun today and enjoy the warmer weather smiley

Mr Lewis

Wednesday 8th April

Welcome to Wednesday! I hope that you're all well and enjoying spending time together as a family. With the beautiful weather, it might be a good idea to create a postcard to a family member explaining all of the fun things that you have been up to. Whilst writing, concentrate on your handwriting and spellings from the Year 1 and 2 common exception word list. You could draw a picture on the other side of it and add lots of colour. 

For maths, you could have a go at the problem on the grid that we sent out titled 'Noah'. If you're finding it tricky, use something around the house to help you find the different combinations. 

Remember that it is the Easter holidays so spending some quality time with your family is the most important thing right now. 

Keep sending us your photos smiley

Tuesday 7th April

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I hope that you've all been enjoying the nicer weather (better than rain!) and spending plenty of time outside. 

Today might be a great opportunity to try and write a comic book story inspired by the music that you might find at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v =idSQ3hSLZ8Q . Think carefully about how the music makes you feel and be creative! You might like to act your story out in the garden first whilst you are planning it to make sure that you have thought of everything that you need. Once you have written your comic book story, you could add pictures to it too. 

You could also try and make some arrays for multiplication using objects that you find in the garden. You could then try and trick a member of your family by asking them whether one that you have created is right or wrong - can they spot the error and make it right? 

Enjoy the beautiful weather again today and remember to keep sending me your photos. Keep smiling and stay safe, 

Mr Lewis

 

Monday 6th April

Good morning!

I hope that you've all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the warmer weather in your gardens! Why not try a scavenger hunt today and time each other to see how quickly it takes every person? You could even try making your own or give clues such as 'find something that begins with the letter b' 

Remember, we love receiving pictures from you! Enjoy your day smiley

 

Friday 3rd April

Hi everyone,

What a week it has been! We hope that you're all staying safe and enjoying some quality family time. Below are a few documents for you to read and use. We have provided quite a few activities so that you can choose whichever ones you feel best suits you. As always, if you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Here is a letter from Mrs Taylor, just having a catch up with you all  Letter from Mrs Taylor

Below are also our new learning packs 

03.04.20 Home Learning Pack

03.04.20 Home Learning Activities

We really enjoying seeing your work so keep it coming. Here are some more home learning pictures I have been sent. I hope some of these biscuits you are all making are coming to school for us to eat? They look delicious! Baking is such a good skill, it uses maths when measuring ingredients and timing it in the oven, it uses D&T with mixing the ingredients and when you decorate them your using colour choices and pictures. It is a fantastic activity. 

         

Ethan has had a very busy week this week and has completed lots of wonderful activities with his family. Well done Ethan! 

              

                            

Also... THIS MEANS WEEK 2 IS OVER! How fast is quarantine going! You will be back at school in no time and we can't wait to see you all. Have a wonderful weekend. We will be sending you some more activities out today through your emails so watch this space! 

Mr Lewis & Miss Dixon

Thursday 2nd Apri-

Hi Flat Caps!

I can see you are continuing to work so hard- well done. I did my exercises with Joe Wicks this morning! Did you? If not, here is a link to give it a try- I'm exhausted!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faE7889AIaU

Wednesday 1st April-
Hi Flat Caps! In addition to the emails I am sending I will be adding to this page regularly with any updates, information or guidance to help you all out. Today I am finishing off the final few resources to give you for next weeks work.

 A few people have emailed me to ask for some help regarding time in your maths work. Well we had only just started time so please don't feel too worried if you are finding this tricky.  The easiest way is to learn o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past as a group looking at the position of the larger minute hand. So o'clock is when it is pointing at the 12, quarter past is when it points at the 3, quarter to is when it points at the 9 and half past is when it is pointing at the 6 (thinkback to fractions of a circle it is half way around the clock, quarter of the way etc). Then bring in the 5 minute intervals. Do this by drawing a clock and next to each hour number put the minute number so 1=5 2=10 4=20 etc. Then you will be able to see that the minute hand dictates the time with the hour hand just giving you the hour. (discuss that it does move between numbers at half past and quarter past etc).

Useful links-   

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time 

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

ARE YOU BORED? THEN LOOK NO FURTHER-

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/

This website has some fantastic FREE, yes FREE quizes for you guys. You can choose your favourite subject and choose a topic we have learnt about in Year 1 or 2. I'm sure you will all pick History because it is SO fantastic. 

Let me know how you get on! 

Week 1:

What a week we have had at home! Here are some of the pictures of things we have been getting up to! 

What organised parents you have! A structure is really important at home just like the class timetable in school!

It is great to see you all practising your maths skills. It looks like lots of multiplication and addition this week. Have you done some divison or subtracting?

I'm glad to see you liked the disgusting sandwich activity! They sound GROSS! What beautiful handwriting in the photos I have seen. Keep it up. 

Baking is a fantastic skill to learn. It is something I find really tricky but wow they look delicious. All of a sudden I am very hungry. Has anyone else done some baking or maybe helped with some cooking?

What fantastic artwork! If you havent read about the rainbows in the news then here is a little explanation- 

When people go for their daily walk, they can play the rainbow spotting game. If everyone in quarantine makes a rainbow and displays it in a window then when people go for a walk it will be something they can try to spot or it could just be something to make them smile and brighten their day. It is fantastic. That quarantine poster is brilliant. It will help to keep our delivery workers safe. 

How to access welearn 365? 

Go to www.welearn365.com and choose Outwoods primary school from the drop down menu.   Then use your login e.g:  d.box7 and dont forget to add @welearn365.com to the end.   You can log into purple mash with this and use it to receive and send emails to me.   When you log in you should see this page and then you're ready to go.

My email address is: lewis.r@welearn365.com 

For you all to try at home 

Here are some links to help you get moving at home: 

Cosmic Kids yoga and mindfullness! We have used this in the classroom before:

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

 Fun songs and dances to help you understand maths and english: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw

We used this when we you were learning all about dance, follow the instructions and enjoy the stories! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64pk

Now Press Play have just released some of their experiences which can be accessed at home. Follow this link http://nowpressplay.co.uk/at-home-free/

You won't need heaphones, it can just play through your tablet or laptop. It might be fun for the whole family to join in! 

African Day

Today has been amazing! We've been so busy throughout the day taking part in lots of creative activities. We've learnt so much from our very knowledgeable visitors. We began our day with African drumming. We worked hard to drum in a given rhythm and even split into groups that each had a different rhythm to play along to. It was difficult to do but we sounded amazing.

  

 

Then we painted an African dan mask. We learnt all about how they're used for tribal celebrations. We even learnt about the meanings of the colours.

White is spiritual, red is bravery, green is the land, blue is the water, orange is happiness and gold is the sun. We thought carefully about the patterns and the colours that we used. 

  

    

In the afternoon, we learnt an African dance using our masks. It took a while to build up the dance but it was definitely worth it! We have got some videos which we will upload shortly...

Sizzling  Savannah  Mud  Huts

After Christmas, we launched our topic with some clues as to what our topic would be. One of the clues we had was mud  huts. We really enjoyed making these - it was very messy but really fun! 

 

Christingle 

                                

As part of our Christmas celebrations we created our own Christingles! 

"The orange is round like the shape of the earth"- Damian

"The candle is like Jesus lighting up the world" - Phoebe

"The red tape is Jesus's blood on the cross"- Dillon

"The four sticks are for the four seasons we have." - Harlow

 

Claude in the City

Image result for claude in the big cityThis half term we have been reading an exciting story called 'Claude in the City' which is a story about a dog who visits a city and goes on an adventure with his trusty friend Sir Bobblysock. The characters visited all sorts of locations including an art Gallery! Below is a selection of photos from our brilliant day visiting the Outwoods School Gallery. We looked at paintings and sculptures and even had time for a trip to the cafe! We had a brilliant time and cannot wait to write all about our own adventure.

Crash! Bang! What was that?

       
 

When sat in the classroom hard at work the children heard a strange noise outside in the nature area. We went to investigate and came across a bike, a postal sack, parcels and letters scattered around the woodland. We discussed what we thought had happened and decided it must have been the Jolly Postman because all of the packages were for fairytale characters and some very obervant children noticed the objects must belong to a postman!

Music Trip to Warwick

    

Off we went to Warwick to take part in an amazing music concert! We were so excited to go and enjoyed singing the very catchy songs which had actions to go with them. 

Some of us even got picked to answer a few questions on camera. We were a little nervous about it but we did our school proud. 

Hat Making

As part of our work this week for our school local history project Down Memory Lane, we have been learning all about Atherstones rich and influencial hat making history. To begin our work we listened to a local man who worked in one of the three key hatting factories and he told us what it was like to work their and gave us lots of information about how hats are made and the different processes they go through. We then went on a walk along the canal to go and see the hatting factory first hand and then created our own postal caps in our classroom in the style of a production line to experience first hand what it would have been like. We had a brilliant time. if you want to see more come in and look at our wonderful display! If you need a hat just call Year 2! 

                                                                                                    

 

James and the Giant Peach

 

This half term we have been reading James and the Giant Peach. We have enjoyed hearing the story and prediciting what might happen next based on previous events. Roald Dahl has used some fantastic vocabulary to keep us guessing. Some of us even stole his adjectives and used them in our own story writing to describe our settings and characters. We cannot wait to find out what happens to the glowing green insects in the white paper bag! Who was that man and where did he get them from? Lets hope those horrible Aunts don't find them!

 

 

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