Hello Team 2, I am looking forward to speaking with many of you at the end of this week over the phone for the last time, especially those of you I wasn't able to catch last week! Also my apologies if you've answered my call but not heard anything (me speaking) I have been having trouble with phone signal; but hopefully I can sort this to speak with you all.
It's been great having taught you all for most of this year and since Reception and hopefully by now you are aware that this is my final week of being your Year 2 Teacher, as you move into Year 3 with Miss Flisher!
It's very sad that we cannot spend our last week as a class together, but I do wish you all the best for Year 3 and will miss you all.
However fear not; you can always wave at me down in Reception!
Your English work for this final week of being a Year 2, is to think back about your fondest (happiest) memories from Year 2 at school, perhaps one could be a friend that you made this year or a new game that you played or something you learnt this year that you enjoyed!
Try adding your memory entry to your Diary entry that I suggested at the beginning of lockdown as this will be interesting for you to look back on next year.
Remember diaries start with Dear Diary or less formal can be Hello, my favourite memory from Year 2 is...........
Also think about some things you want to work on in Team 3-will it be your handwriting, maths skills or something else.
Please find your Maths work for this week and the answers attached below:
Topic: Recap and review the learning on this page so far related to animals and different continent and countries around the world.
Create a list of 5 things you want to do this Summer this could include completing the reading challenge at your local library, going round to a friends house, going to the beach or completing a level on your game-set your self some challenges and see how many you can meet you might be surprised!
If you haven't already then perhaps now is the time to put together a time capsule of your lockdown experience this can be through using a cardboard box and placing fond memories into this and a letter for your future self or through cutting open a plastic bottle (with adult support and scissors) and placing your memories inside this. You then either place your capsule in a hole in the ground and mark it with something or store it in a cupboard or loft until a few years time when you look back on it. Decorate your capsule make it look amazing and something that you will feel excited to re-open in a few years time!
Hello Team 2, again it has been fantastic to speak with lots of you over what activities or tasks you have been completing at home and if you haven't heard from me yet then I will be trying to contact you from Monday!
Dear Lilly and Daley,
Thank you for your lovey letters, your activities sound very interesting, especially your learning on Ancient Egypt and the animal tasks I had set you. It's also great to hear how active you are being by playing dodgeball. Thank you for digging deep and exploring all of the different learning and wonders on the oceans!
I look forward to perhaps reading more about what you have been doing soon.
Well done to both of you!
Keep up your fantastic work!
I look forward to replying to more of your lovely cards or letters soon Team 2 in the meantime please find the second and final part of The Jolly postman story being read by me below, hopefully this is an easier more compact version:
Think about whilst watching the second part of the story,
What fairy tales have been mentioned throughout the story?
What characters have been in the story? For example Goldilocks, The Jolly Postman
Did you enjoy the story? Tell me why or why not remember to use 'because' in your sentence
Think about the language used the contractions we've-we have and also do all the letters start with Dear or To?
What do all the letters end with or most end with? Who are the letters from?
List your answers to these questions on a bit of paper if you fancy a reading challenge! A Phonics challenge are there any split digraphs in the story......tricky I'll give you one Mile M-I -L-E I-E sound in Mile from the Beanstalk letter in one of the last recordings of the first part of the story.
Also I believe Spellingshed has now changed to Edshed so use this website and try your login on this for access to this weeks work and any outstanding work tasks.
Please find your Maths work for this week 06.07.20 below and as usual the answers to follow to:
Topic work for the week:
The 7th July marks international chocolate day and it's an area that can help us revisit our learning this year on food and also how farms help and support the production and growth of food. You could also think about the animals that live on a farm linked to our animal Topic and that Cocoa beans are grown in Rainforests in different hotter climates to ours-can you remember what animals live in the rainforest (the tasks are still at the bottom of this page if you need a reminder).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vXb8Tt_VCU The video below shows you how chocolate is made and tells you more information about chocolate-did you know that Dark Chocolate is the healthiest of all the chocolates to eat, because it contains less milk! Obviously you still shouldn't eat too much of this though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGaLWuLzHBU This video gives you more information about the pods and beans and how they are grown and used-this also links back to our learning on plants-can you remember what plants need to grow?
What are the parts to a plant label them if you can!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeOcQ5KCVpI The chocolate tree story is a fantastic story for how ancient civilizations looked at and viewed chocolate.
Ecuador is a country near to the equator-I have briefly mentioned this before but the equator is an invisible line that goes through the earth horizontally so imagine your standing on a ball, now lay on top of the ball, the direction you are laying is the direction the equator is across the earth (or view the picture) and this is the reason why some places on planet earth can grow different types of plants and food to us and also how there are animals that live in different countries to ours.
Some animals love hot temperatures and some enjoy the cold temperatures-this is all to do with the equator and how close these countries are to it.
Notice what countries are closer to the equator? What countries are furthest away?
Review our learning on animals at the bottom of the page from a few weeks ago and have a try and guessing which animals may live near the equator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQhGCVeoyJ0 This video show you different animals and may remind you of some of their features Ecuador is a country close to the equator so think carefully about the animals shown in the clip and how they are different to those that live in Antarctica!
Hello Team 2
Please find Maths work week beginning 29/06/20 below and answers, English work through the video upload of me reading you part of 'The Jolly Postman' story linked to your letter writing and your Topic work.
I hope you are all keeping well and busy and I look forward to speaking with you again over the phone soon.
Sorry about so many uploaded videos more to follow next week, enjoy the story though!
Last week was diversity week so for your Topic work this week I want you to think about what makes you different and unique?
Is there a skill you have that someone else doesn't-for example can you draw? Make a list and compare with your adult you maybe surprised with what you have in common!
I have attached a Powerpoint and sheet linked to Rosa Parks on the bus and some reading on Jane Goodall who lived and worked with chimpanzees!
Create me a poster to show what you've learnt or complete the fact file sheet provided.
This week I want you to also think of mindfulness and try some calming activities, as I know it has been an incredibly long time at home and sometimes we can forget to speak about how we're feeling, some of the activities below will help you to talk through your feelings or feel calmer if you've felt worried.
Cosmic Yoga on Youtube is brilliant at hearing a story and calming yourself whilst also moving about!
Supermovers on the BBC is also great if you fancy a little dance in your living room!
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cosmic+yoga This will take you to the page full of the different yoga videos!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers There are just for fun videos or songs and dances that can help you learn your times tables!
Hello Team 2!
I hope you have all been well and from what I've heard from speaking on the phone to many of you-you have been keeping very busy!
Some of you I will try to call and catch up with you on Monday and Tuesday, however this will appear as a private number-I look forward to hearing what the rest of you have been busy doing-remember you can still upload pictures to me on the website with the What to do with my home learning star!
Remember that Phonics support is still available on the Letters and Sounds website and from using Phonicsplay.I fyour child has been struggling with their sounds then think about recapping you trigraphs or split digraphs-e.g: air, ure, a-e (cake), u-e (flute) and so on. Spelling shed will also support with phonics work as spelling words helps with children's ability to sound them out, say and read them.
I hope you all had a nice weekend to and that some of you tried to make a Father's Day or Thank you card for your adults!
This week 22/06/20 I would like you for English to practise your letter writing skills. If you wrote the story last week then you can edit that this week but if you fancy trying something new with your writing then write me (Mrs Spraggett) a letter, you can either take a photo of your letter and upload it on the website, post it to the school or pop it into the outer office area on a chair for me to collect.
I would like in your letter for you to tell me all about what you've been doing at home last week, I know I've spoken to some of you about your time at home but just so you can keep your writing skills up and it would be really nice for me to read them!
Usually for a letter we start with Dear ........ or To
Dear Team 2,
I am writing to you today to ask that you use the structure of my letter to help you form your own letters to me!
Your letters can be short or long, but they need to tell me about something that you have done at home, this could be playing on your game console, laptop or jumping on your trampoline. If you have a pet you could tell me more about them. I don't mind if you write about how you have been feeling whilst being at home, I know lots of you want to come back to school and it is incredibly upsetting that you cannot at the moment, but telling me about what you miss from school and like about school can help make us feel happier and better. You could even draw me a picture or ask me some questions, such as Have you been to the beach? But remember to use the correct punctuation.
I look forward to hopefully reading some of your letters and I will try very hard to respond to them!
Have a try Team 2 I will be very impressed if you can use some adjectives (describing words)!
Please also find your Maths work for week beg 22/06/20 below:
So we have explored habitats and different continents around the world; dinosaurs, the world's oceans, special events such as VE Day, Eid, Father's day/Thank you cards and more!
This week I want you to focus on animals that some of us have at home so our pets. These might be a dog, cat, guinea pig, bird, mouse or even a reptile such as a snake!
The Pdsa website has some fantastic information powerpoints and activities that you can try at home to support your understanding of our pets from our human bodies to their animal bodies-How are they the same? How are they different?
Perhaps you could draw me some of the differences and label them.
Think also about animals and how they are feeling-they're not always able to tell us how they feel-What do our pets do to let us know more about how they're feeling!
My dog likes to keep giving me their paw when I'm cooking dinner to say that they are waiting nicely for some food or once my dog had a thorn in his mouth from his walk and kept trying to scratch his nose and mouth to tell us he needed help removing it.
Perhaps log what your animals do at home, do they act the same all the time?
The website also lets you know about looking after a pet, how to keep them healthy and about their teeth, combined with if your thinking of getting a new pet the cost and how to the take care of them.
Check it out and have fun exploring the world of pets! Click the sessions links rather than the lesson plan links and I suggest playing slideshow from the start so that answers aren't given away straight away. Use the link above.
Create a drawing, poster or leaflet showing me what you've learnt or include your learning in your letter to me!!
Hello Team 2 Week beginning 15/06/20 work
I look forward to talking to many of you on Thursday and Friday over the phone to hear about how your week has been, speak soon!
Find work below for the week. Take care!
For Maths this week please review last weeks worksheets with the video links on WhiteRose or Bitesize
Alternatively if you wish to practice your work on telling the time then please login to your MyMaths where there is work Mon-Fri on learning how to tell the time. For week beg 22/06/20 we will be reviewing learning completed on MyMaths related to length and measurement.
As always there is still continuous work on your spelling and suffixes to have a go at on the Spellingshed website.
For English this week I want you to think about adventure writing, as our Topic work this week is linked to dinosaurs think about how you can write an adventure story where you find or meet some dinosaurs!
Please find a link to the story Where The Wild Things Are this story is about a boy who dreams of a magical place full of monsters and wild things-this story will help you with your own story writing on dinosaurs. The topic learning will help you with dinosaur names. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xex-63PNXrc
The dinosaur that pooped a planet is also quite a funny story that you may wish to read/listen to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOjs4irfAw
Also don't forget to make a Father's Day card-use a piece of paper, fold in half (corner to corner), open it up and with a pen or pencil write inside on the right hand page.
Happy Fathers Day
Love from .........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_k2wKsXOxs link to a smart design or try some of the pictured designs below you will need paper, possibly different colours or use colouring pencils and some scissors and glue for most of these designs.
If you are unable to see your dad then make a Thank You card for your amazing adults at home, I'm sure they'll love it!
Our Topic is focusing on Dinosaurs this week as they have great links to our learning on herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. If your struggling to access online resources then try to explore what you already know about dinosaurs and make a fact poster on your favourite. Using recyclable materials to build a new type of dinosaur is also a creative way to explore the Topic without needing to access anything online-get creative can you make a more ferocious dinosaur then a T-Rex?
Please find Topic work for dinosaur week below, there is a video link explain all about the Great T-Rex and a recipe on how to make dinosaur poo, aswell as plenty of fatual interesting information and name matching to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_dOScj9FU T-REx video link
Hello Team 2, it has been fantastic speaking with lots of you this week over the phone, I'm very impressed with how busy you have all been, well done!
On Monday it is World Oceans Day, this is a day dedicated to thinking about our oceans and how we can take small steps to keeping them clean and the marine life that lives in them thriving.
https://worldoceanday.school/film/ The link below takes you to a website that has a short video clip and some powerpoint slides to get you thinking about how certain materials such as plastic can affect the oceans.
So this week's Topic work will be dedicated to exploring the oceans, where are they? What are some of the ocean names? What animals live in the oceans near us?
Have a look at the powerpoint slides attached and try to use the fact file cards to make a leaflet on the oceans-my ocean mini booklet will help you write details about the different oceans and find out where these are. The. e are also some other activities attached to have a try at
These are some informative ocean songs
They also talk of the equator which is an invisible line through the earth.
This week you have a choice to either continue with your story editing and re-writing from last week or use your skills from last week with your story writing, to plan and write a new story linked to the ocean and A Whale's Tale story link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFPoIU5iiYQ there are no words to this story video clip, it's up to you to write the words to retell this story about ocean animals and plastic waste have fun!
Commotion in the Ocean is also a fantastic book about marine animals, so you could use this story to inspire your own or write about what you've learnt from the story!
There's also an acrostic poem linked to your learning on the oceans, which is attached above, have a go at being creative, remember for an acrostic poem the first letter given is what that line of the poem needs to start with. Try not to make your sentences to long.
More spelling activities are also available on Spelling Shed for you to have a try at!
Maths learning for week beginning 08/06/20:
Thank you to Maddison for uploading some fantastic photos!
It's been lovely to see how busy you've been, keep uploading them!
Remember you can upload these onto the OneDrive with 'what to do with my home learning', underneath the class pages stars.
Also again it's been lovely to catch up with lots of you this week to, stay safe and remember to put the sun lotion on!
Hello Team 2 I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine and have enjoyed your half term holiday!
Please find work attached below for week beginning 01/06.20, I look forward to talking to some of you on the phone to hear about your half term activities!
Also apologies for last weeks Maths answers please find attached the answers for last week alongside the answers and worksheets for 01.06.20 Thank you.
If your feeling extra enthusiastic to do some Maths then there is still plenty of Maths work on MyMaths to try.
Also just a reminder try to login to Spelling shed to practice your homophones, suffixes and spellings, there are lots of games on here to try and a league table, currently Year 1 are in the lead of us, so have a try Team 2 so we can move up the league table! Well done to those few children who have logged in. I will attach logins again below. Thank you!
Video for the Math work will still be on bitesize or alternatively you can try to view the White Rose videos to support your completion of the worksheets.
English work 01.06.20
Before half term you were planning a story that needed to include up to 3 characters, a wolf and you were using the first person narrative of 'I'.
This week I want you to review your plan and begin to write your story, remembering to focus on your structure, the story mountain below will help you to do this.
Opening-This is the start of your story, so here you need to ensure you have used adjectives to introduce your setting (where your story is) and some of your main characters (protagonists).
Build-up-What is currently happening where the characters are, why are they in the forest or a house? This needs to lead into the problem that is about to occur.
Problem-This could be that the wolf has eaten somebody or an object has been lost, but make sure you have told me about this in the build up so then it makes sense to me as the reader that it is in fact a problem. What steps are your characters going to take now to think or solving it?
Resolution-this needs to be where the characters have either worked together or seperately to solve the problem, do they make the wolf throw up the person they've eaten? Is the object found? Make it interesting not predictable! The problem has to resolved here so you can end the story in your next step.
Ending-Problems have all been solved and happily ever after is written or perhaps your characters don't end up happy if so why? Not all stories end with a happy ending.
If you have managed to write your story, then read it through check your punctuation. Check carefully
Have you used full stops?
Capital letters for names and proper nouns and the beginning of a new sentence
exclamation marks or and question marks
Topic work 01.06.20
We are still focusing on our habitat and animal learning and exploring different parts of the world and how animals survive in hot and cold weather conditions.
Take a look at the rspb website for some fun facts about animals/birds and some animal games there's even a game to match the animal poo to the correct animal!
Perhaps you could create a poster or leaflet to explain what the RSPB is and what they do.
Take a look at the web page below and explore a variety of different birds in their nest habitats,
Also some sad news but it has good links to our learning on animals-but a large Whale washed up today (29/05/20) on Clacton beach. If you would like to read the news article or watch the video I suggest you do so with your adult as it may be upsetting; you can find the article on the Gazette website. This highlights how the temperature of our planet is changing bringing larger animals onto beach shores. Some whales and other animals are also endangered which means there are not many of their species left living on the planet as they run out of food, their habitat is destroyed by fires or tree cutting or they are unable to find others of their kind.
Research what types of animals are endangered and perhaps the type of whales we have around the UK (United Kingdom) create a poster on your findings.
Have a look at the endangered species Powerpoint to explore where in the world they can be found and what animals are on the list.
Have a try at creating some shadow puppets with your hands or making an endangered species or bird shadow puppet, try to use a torch to gain the shadow or explore patches on the pavement or your garden where the sun shines on your puppet to create the shadow on the ground.
This tutorial video will support you in your creations.
You will need:
Black paper or card
Some straws or sticks
A light coloured pencil that can be seen on black card/paper
Also if you would like to explore some R.E learning then take a look at the Noah's Ark video clip
What can you learn from this story?
What happens in the story?
Do you believe God was good or bad in the story and why?
What links does this story have to animals and endangered animals?
Video link to the Noah's Ark story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vjjhMWJ2wE
Perhaps you can get creative and draw your own ark and include as many animals as you can remember form the story.
Happy Half term to all of you!
Stay safe and hopefully enjoy some sunshine, please find half term activities on the main page for children
Home learning will appear on here again from 01/06/2020
Hello Team 2, again it has been fantastic to speak with many of you this week on the phone.
Please find work for week beginning 18/05/20
Remember that for the Maths work you can view Bitesize videos before completing the sheet or use the video links attached in the pdf below:
English work week beg 18/05/20
This week I want you to think about first person narrative-this means where we use the first person pronoun 'I' e.g: I walked to the shops and felt happy to get some fresh air.
I want you to apply this narrative to planning a story this week-this week you are the wolf! You need to write/plan a story from the wolfs point of view. It could still include Little Red Riding Hood, but try to think outside of the box and write your own story. It needs to include up to 3 characters maximum and follow the structure of a clear beginning, middle and end.
Have a look at the video tutorial on tenses to support you with writing in the correct tense.
Are you as the wolf going to be worried about anything or eat people still? You may begin your story with Once upon a time... if you wish, but if you can think of other story beginnings then try to use these.
If you haven't already then try making a time capsule, think about the things that have been important to you during lockdown. Perhaps you've drawn a fantastic picture or written a brilliant story or diary entry. You could even include photos or objects.
Also last week and this week have been a celebration at home for some families, to celebrate Eid and Ramadan. Have a look at the Powerpoint and activities below and maybe try some at home. There is a cooking recipe and a paper craft activity below.
Some Geography work for this week-Have a look at the Bitesize link below and learn about Australia and what the equator is!
Prove how much you have learnt about habitats and try the habitat game below:
Cosmic Yoga if your feeling active or want a video to move to have a try at the link below.
This week it may also be great to explore dinosaurs-draw me a dinosaur, write about your favourite dinosaur! Have a look at some of the resources below to help you.
Hello Team 2!
I hope you are all keeping well and safe at home. It was lovely being able to talk to a lot of you last week and hear what you have been getting on with at home, from what I heard it sounds like your all keeping busy at home which is fantastic! Keep up the great work and remember you can upload photos beneath the class stars.
If you haven't had a chance to access Spelling Shed yet then remember the logins are attached with last week's work, but I will attach them again for this week, as there are some games and work on suffixes to try. Please only login to your own settings on Spelling shed.
English work for the week 11/05/20
Have a look at Spelling shed above or login to see what the games are like on the website, there is a spelling activity linked to homophones, suffixes and Common Exception words available on this site to support you with this week's English tasks.
We are continuing with Little Red Riding Hood but looking more at the twisted tales that have already been written, I've heard some of you have been doing a great job at re-writing the story already. This week we are going to focus on finding homophones and trying to include these in our writing.
Watch and listen to the Revolting rhymes video below and write down any homophones you can hear, these could be would and wood, so be careful to spell them correctly so a difference in meaning can be seen. If you need to review what a homophone is then check out the bitesize website and this will re-explain in a video clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3uVQIhSYfY Revolting rhyme link for homophone recognition task.
Can you also recognise any rhymes in the story? If so write down what these are. What do you think of this rhyme, do you like it? If so tell me why you like it or don't like it.
The story below is called 'Honestly Little Red Riding Hood was Rotten' it is a twist on the original story, have a watch and write down what you think of this story-draw a table in your books with Little Red Riding Hood on one side and Honestly Little Red Riding Hood on the other, can you recognise and write down any differences or similarities between the stories?
Think about whether they are saying 'you' in the story or 'I' as this will support your knowledge of tenses and which character is talking.
Do you think the wolf was telling lies in the story? Why do you think he was in the woods? Write down a reason in your books. Think back to our learning on Three Little Pigs and The three little wolves to support you in your writing.
Fast forward the next video by 52 seconds to get to the beginning of the story
Also wolves are very interesting animals so have a look at some non-fiction this week and create a leaflet or poster that tells me all about wolves, what do they eat? Where do they live?
(This learning also links to our Topic work on habitats, so make sure to include this in your work!)
There is a link below that is a video on wolves from National Geographic Kids to support this learning.
Please find some non-fiction reading tasks attached below on other animals and their habitats.
Topic work for 11/05/20
Today I want you to see if you have a plastic milk bottle in your recycling or in your home-it needs to be empty and your adult needs to be happy for it to be used and to support you with cutting it. Your going to make Elmer the elephant!
linked to our learning this week on different animals around the world and safari!
Please use the images for support and the attached PDF for the steps to make these.
Use the links attached below to learn more about the world around us and the animals that call these their homes.
Explore Safari and Rio how do these compare to San Francisco?
Create a fact file or some written information on these places or even if you can draw a rough shape of the county and write the animals living in these on it.
Have a look and explore what an amphibian, reptile and mammal are, can you create a table and write them in the correct category.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv follow this link to find out more.
Even better yet, imagine that you are on Safari in your house, grab some chairs or simply use your sofa and use some of your cuddly toys and experience trying to see animals on this. Set the ipad or laptop up with a safari simulator video-link below
Also if your missing your outings to the zoo then fear not, as Edinburgh Zoo has some fantastic live webcam links to tigers, lions, penguins and my favourite pandas! Follow the link below to observe more!
Edinburgh is the capital of where? It begins with an S..........
Write down any interesting facts learnt! The adventure begins!
Hello Team 2!
I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
A few changes this week regarding your Maths learning-we are going to be using daily Maths videos on Bite size to support you with your learning and then you will find worksheets to complete for each day that match the video on this page. The answers are also uploaded for the week, but try your best to answer the questions before using the answers. These are all shown below.
We are also going to be using Spellingshed to revise our spellings and learn a variety of new spellings, there are also some homophone words (words that sound like other words) that you can explore to during the week. On here there are also games to play and support your learning. Please find your logins for this in the PDF below, only login to your own settings please!
#761576 Hive game code for spelling lists
#378320 Common Exception Word lists these codes need to be used in order to play Hive games.
Please find the Maths worksheets available below for this week 04/05/20
Give them a go! Also please use the links and steps below to access the video on bbcbitesize.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize> select Year 2 from the drop down>the lesson video should appear for 4th May and then for the rest of the week on each day.
If your child still needs some extra support with their phonics then we now have access to Letters and Sounds video clips uploaded daily through the link below:
There is not necessarily a section for Year 2, because a lot of the Year 2 phonics is accounted for through work being set on Spelling shed regarding suffixes and the spelling of words.
I would suggest that if your child is one that needs extra phonics and reading support that you try the Year 1 lessons.
Happy phonics learning! Remember reading also helps build your phonics skills up and improve these.
English tasks for the week:
This week I would like you to get creative and make a WANTED poster for one of the characters from the story. Most of you will probably want to use the wolf, but think about what one of the other characters WANTED poster might look like and What would they be wanted for? Think back to your twisted story writing and what did Little Red Riding Hood do in your twisted tale?
Also this week I want you to focus on your homophones (words that sound the same as other words but are spelt differently for example tail and tale), please use the Bitesize SPAG lessons on homophones to support you.
Also try some of the sentence structure, punctuation and story writing videos to support you with your planning of a new story that must include a wolf and a range of homophones learnt from the videos. Anything else included in the story is up to you!
Go to bbc bitesize-select primary-Ks1-English-scroll down to the Grammar, punctuation and spelling videos and give these a try. There are 3 videos on Homophones or go through to lessons and select 28th April lessons on writing sentences using capital letters and punctuation to support your story planning.
Topic work for this week is still focused on animals and their habitats (where they live).
This week I want you to think about the word 'camouflage' what does this word mean?
Why do animals use camouflage? Can you name any of these animals?
Once you've written down the definition for Camouflage and some animals that use it, I want you to select an animal and focus on the pattern of its camouflage-this could be the circles or shapes on their fur or the colour of their scales or stripes. Create an animal patterned piece of Artwork!
Use the video clip below about Cuttlefish and their camouflage to support your understanding of camouflage and the patterns on this fish.
Camouflage can also be classed as an adaptation of animals. This video explains more about what adaptations of animals are-specifically those of a camel, also attached are some other videos about adaptations in animals, once watched think about the adaptations of the animals on the activity sheet below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KoRVGS8stk on a camels adaptations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBx7eDBNRM8 a variety of animals and plants adaptations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOIRci0CKzg on camouflage
This weeks work: 27/04/2020-01/05/20
Please find more Maths work on MyMaths if you don't have access to this then practise learning the time this week at home-write down the time you wake up, eat breakfast, eat lunch, play a game, watch TV, eat dinner and anything else you get up to at home. Focus on hours, half past and quarter to/quarter past.
Reading: I hope you are reading lots at home, if you have completed your reading book and library book then maybe try and put subtitles on your TV screen to further your reading an adult can support you in doing this on the TV. If your out on a walk try reading any road signs or sign posts you see-better yet explore tins in the cupboards and read food information from these!
Remember you can upload work onto the Home learning drive beneath the class pages stars.
English-I hope you have written some exciting nonsense stories about Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf in switched roles!
Monday-Today I want you to think about what questions you would ask the Wolf in the original story. For example: Why did you rush to Little Red Riding Hood's Grandmother's house?
What were you doing in the woods?
Think about using who, what, when, where, why and how to help you form your questions and don't forget to use ? at the end of your question-write these down in your learning books.
Tuesday-You are now the Big Bad Wolf-What might his responses be to Yesterday's questions?
What were you doing in the woods?
Wolf: I was in the woods looking for something to eat.
Your the wolf so what questions might he ask the Grandmother? Think about what he does in the story to help you think about what he might ask the Grandmother.
Wednesday- Now using the questions you have created think about creating a dialogue/conversation between the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. Don't forget to use speech marks to open and close speaking " " Use mine to get you started or continue my conversation on.
Wolf: "Hello, what are you doing in the woods today? "
Little Red Riding Hood: "Hi, I'm picking some flowers for my grandmother. What are you doing in the woods today? "
Thursday/Friday: Think about exclamation marks ! these can be used if a sentence begins with What e.g: What a sparkly dress! (please try not to get confused with the what for questions these still need a ?) or use exclamation mark in times of excitement-I ran so fast, my legs felt like they were going to fall off!
Try to include bits of the dialogue written above in your story from last week and think about where you can include exclamation marks in your writing. Re-write your nonsense story.
Topic: I hope you created some fantastic habitats, don't worry if you haven't finished it yet continue with it this week! If you have completed your habitat then give some of the video links and activities below a try.
Try to make a bird feeder, as you'll be surprised how many more birds are about when there aren't as many humans about-
Activity 2: Use the animal category mats to support you in matching the animals to their habitats in the activity attached below-some may not be on the mats so think carefully about these animals.
Activity 3: Once you've matched your animals to their correct habitat. Watch and listen to the Habitat song to support you in checking your matched animals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byvf7jwdvOI Habitat song!
Select one animal from each habitat-create a fact file on them-fact hunt using the internet to support you.
Habitat: Rainforest Environment: Hot, it doesn't like living in the cold.
Some parrots are kept as pets.
Write down some facts you learn from the videos below:
Activity 4: Watch this video and play along with matching these animals to their habitats.
Learn about the Rainforest habitat in more detail
If you do not have access to a device to watch these links then create your own Rainforest using toilet roll tubes and anything green or colour in some paper and cut it into tree leave shapes.
Think about which of our continents: Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Europe, Australia, North and South America do they have Rainforests?
Remember we have looked closely at a lot of these continents before-Antarctica, Asia and Africa in particular. Create a poster on an animal you remember or have chosen and the continent it lives on, does it live in the Rainforest if so draw it in its habitat.
Rainforests can be both hot, warm and wet hence the name rain forests-some Rainforests can also be similar to a woodland-where there are smaller trees but animals such as bears still live here as their habitat.
One last activity linked to Earth Day from last week, have fun learning fun facts about bees whilst playing a game follow the link below.
Bees are so important to our world and the natural beauty we see everyday from trees to the smallest flowers, they collect the pollen on tiny hairs on their bodies and then travel around dropping the pollen on other plants known as pollination. If you can get hold of it try watching the Bee Movie and this will also show you how important bees are with an entertaining quality to!
Hello and welcome back to Team 2's home learning. I hope you all had a pleasant Easter break and are not too full from all of those chocolate eggs! Also I hope you have all been staying safe and busy. Please remember if you wish to share any activities you have been up to at home then these can be uploaded in the star 'What to do with my home learning' where each class has a folder to view your home learning!
This week's work 20/04/20-24/04/20: Please find below details of Maths work for the week, English tasks for the week and also a project for Topic.
Work has been set for the week on MyMaths for you to complete, well done to those that I have given feedback to on completing the activities! As always if you do not have access to the internet or MyMaths then this week I want you to continue to work on your times tables and use the snakes and ladders times table game given to you in the Home learning books to help you. Alternatively try to make your own snakes and ladders grid with times tables or addition sentences, could you make your grid go up to 200? Once you've created your grid have a go at playing it with family, maybe tally how many times you land on a snake or ladder, to see if you've made the game to easy or hard or maybe just lucky!
English: This week we are going to look at a classic fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, if you are not familiar with this story then please find a link below to watch containing one version of the story.
Monday's task: Listen to and watch the story. Think about what happens in the story at the beginning, middle and end, write down some notes on this. What do you think we can learn from the story? (Sometimes known as the moral of the story). Write down something you liked about the story and something you didn't like-explain why, using parts from the story. For example: I liked the part when Little Red Riding Hood spotted the flowers on the ground, because this shows that she is kind and likes pretty flowers. I didn't like it when the wolf was in the shadows though, because I think Little Red Riding Hood may have felt quite scared by this.
Please feel free to complete the tasks based on your own version of Little Red Riding Hood to, if you have a copy of the text. Alternatively please use the link above for the story.
Tuesday's task: Little Red Riding Hood.
Think about the wolf as a character-draw a wolf and describe him based on what you hear from the story or see in the picture-what adjectives tell us he might be bad? Can you think of a better adjective to describe the wolf that's different to bad? Use the image below to support you in your drawing and describing.
Wednesday's task: Little Red Riding Hood
Now think about Little Red Riding Hood from the story, what tells us that she is good? Why do we think she is a good character? Write down some adjectives to describe her and create a character profile/3 sentences in your books or on paper about Little Red Riding Hood. Use the picture below to help you. Can you think of a better adjective than good to describe Little Red Riding Hood?
Thursday and Friday's task: Think about the adjectives you used for Little Red Riding Hood could any of those be used on the wolf if he was good?
Change the story and switch the characters around so now Little Red Riding Hood is the bad character and the wolf is good-Create a nonsense story or change parts and re-write those that don't make sense anymore. What else could you change from the story to make it your own? Could you change where the characters are going? Who the hero in the story is? Where the story is set?
For example: Once upon a time, there lived a short, grey furred wolf. He lived in a little cottage with Mother Wolf. One day the bored little wolf was told to go and take some fish to his elderly Grandfather, as this would give the wolf some exercise and stop him from getting bored. So the short wolf decided to obey and grabbed his soft, velvety, blue cloak, that had a small hood with ear holes on top and set off. Sometimes the small wolf was also known as Little Blue Velvet, because he often wore his cloak for outings......................... Suddenly Little Blue Velvet heard a twig break in the forest and a large, skinny, shadow begun to appear, it was getting closer and closer...eventually the wolf could see that it was the frightening Evil Red creature, that his mother had warned him about...................
Topic work: This week we are moving away from the Owl and the Pussycat slightly and looking at other animals more closely. In order to build on our animal knowledge, I would like you to think of your favourite animal, think about why it is your favourite, what do you know about the animal already? Write down some facts about your animal and then using these and either a shoe box or piece of recycling, such as a cereal box or plastic container create a habitat (home, place an animal lives in). If you are unable to build a habitat then draw your habitat in detail. Think about what your animal eats? Does your animal need to be near water to survive or trees? Would your animal need a TV? If your answer is yes tell me why?
I would suggest listing what your animal needs and the name of your animal, then drawing a design for its habitat, with a list of materials and then beginning to spend the rest of the week creating it.
Also you can create a dinosaur habitat if you like!
As already mentioned above you can add photos of your creations on the 'What to do with my home learning', this will mean I can see your creations. Happy habitat creating!
Please find an image below as an example to support your creating.
Also here's a habitat video clip link to support your understanding of what a habitat is.
Happy Easter everyone!
Stay safe and enjoy trying the Easter activity list on the main class page!
Hello I hope you all had a good April fool's day and had a laugh.
English: Hopefully you have a beginning and middle to your stories now based on the boat and the waves at sea with two animals. Ensure you have used plenty of adjectives, commas, full stops, suffixes, prefixes and possibly exclamation marks!
Today have a go at finishing your story with an ending that answers any questions raised in your story, such as where did the boat end up? What happened to the characters? Try to not end your story with happily ever after and try a different style ending. E.g: From then on they lived in the stick house together, looking out to sea for any shipwrecked boats floating into shore.
Maths: All on MyMaths. Again if you have a lack of access to this at the moment then have a go at the maths sheets in your home learning books! If you have misplaced this then create a 2D and 3D shape poster with the names of shapes.
Topic: Go outside for your daily exercise, try going on a nature walk today, create a checklist of things you want to look out for this could include birds, trees, leaves, cats or even non living things such as cars or buses. If your up for a challenge then create a tally chart showing how many of each item on your checklist you found! My guess is that you may see three birds! Prove me right or wrong!
English-finish your story ending if you haven't already. If you have finished your ending then practise that fabulous handwriting of yours and re-write your story making changes. Let your adults read your story and give you some feedback. Remember if you don't have many full stops in your story then you may need to try and re-look at your sentences. If you need help with your cursive writing then look at the handwriting sheet in your home learning books for support. See if you've used 'and', 'but', 'because', 'so' in your writing.
Maths-MyMaths-turn your tally chart from your nature walk yesterday into a bar chart model.
Topic: try some baking to end the week on a chocolate chip high! Chocolate chip biscuits.
6oz self rais flour or plain but with bicarbonate soda to get a rise in the dough.
If you struggle to find eggs then a spoonful of vinegar and baking powder I've heard also works.
Double the mixture for more cookies, this should make about 6 dependent on how big you roll them.
cream butter and sugar.
fold in flour and chocolate drops
get your hands dirty and roll the dough into balls
flatten with your hand onto a greased baking tray
cook for 10 mins gas 4/180 degrees
If you can write better instructions (which I'm sure you can) then prove it! Write some up in your books or take some photos and upload onto the onedrive folder! Have fun!
Tuesday and Wednesday 31st March 2020 and 1st April 2020
Tuesday/Wednesday-English-Continue your writing about the boat ensure you have a clear beginning and middle-tell me about the boats journey at sea, will it be treacherous (bad) or nice and smooth waves? Where is your boat aiming to get to and replace the owl and the pussycat in your story with two other animals as characters. What will happen to your characters?
Look at the images below of smooth and rough waves to help you with your describing of the setting (where you are!).
Topic for Tuesday and Wednesday- Design and make a boat for the Owl and the Pussycat to sail on. Think about materials you could use that are recyclables and try to test your made boat in a bowl of water or even a puddle if the weather turns! How fast does it go? Does it float?
Remember on the class portion of the website you can upload photos of your creations for me to see!
Happy boat making!
Remember Maths work for the week is on MyMaths!
If you don't have access to this then work on writing out and recapping your 2x, 5x and 10 x table for the week.
Can you think of any divisions for these?
What might some of these look like as fractions? Draw some in your books.
Hello all, I hope your keeping well and children I hope your helping out at home and keeping yourselves busy. Remember the clocks have gone forward!
Monday 30th March 2020- Maths please find this on MyMaths continuously for the week. If you still have not accessed MyMaths due to a lost login then let us know!
Alternatively writing some number bonds + and - to 20 and 50 would support your recall of these.
English- Please make sure your having a good read of your normal books and library books at home-some lovely book reviews would be fantastic!
Use adjectives (describing words) to tell me about the boat below-is it the boat from The Owl and the Pussycat or is it a different boat? Write a story about the boat.
Try to use suffixes and prefixes in your writing. E.g: I untied (prefix) the shabby, paint torn boat from its rope. It was the saddest (suffix) looking boat I had ever seen.
Topic: Try being scientific today-this experiment explores how hand gel and antibacterial gel work to eliminate germs-write down a prediction in your books and then write down your observations after completing the experiment.
You will need a bowl of water, pepper and washing up liquid or some form of liquid soap.
Sprinkle the pepper on top of the water and then place your finger in the water. What happens?
Then put some soap on your finger and then see what happens when you place it into the peppered water bowl! Have fun!
Remember please don't touch your face during this experiment!
Thursday 26.03.20 and Friday's 27.03.20 home learning:
Hello all of Team 2, I hope you're keeping well and staying active. If you need some help to stay active then Topic work/P.E work for Thursday is to check out Joe Wicks The Body coach and his great 20 mins exercise videos!
Friday's Topic work-Paint or draw/colour a rainbow! Put it up in your window and spread some hope, also those who are out for a brief walk can play a game of eye spy!
Again more work has been added to My Maths to complete have a go please, alternatively give the Maths sheets in your home learning books a go over Thursday and Friday! Also don't forget to practise those times tables! Well done to all those children who have already completed different pieces of work on MyMaths, keep up the fantastic work!
English: Continue writing your diary entry, where your logging your stay at home experience or write a letter to a friend or family member which you can post on a quick walk to their letterbox or if you have access to the internet or video calling then contact a family member to have a chat! Keep talking! (Example of a type of letter below).
Hopefully you'll be able to upload some videos or photos of work or activities you've been up to at home on the website!!
How are you? I am ok, I've been watching quite a bit of TV in the evenings and trying to garden during the day. It is hard not seeing you, but I know that it is safer for me to contact you through this letter or on the phone. I've been eating lots of vegetables to stay healthy, what have you been eating?
My favourite TV show was on last night, did you watch it?
It can be a bit boring staying at home and indoors, but I am hoping that by writing this letter we can start to talk more easily and be happier together.
I can't wait to hear back from you soon, take care!
Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25th March 2020 Home learning work to be completed on ~Tuesday/Wednesday.
Maths-Please find more learning to complete on MyMaths and if you are unable to access this then write up some number bonds to 20 or 100 in your home learning books. Think about additions and subtractions. e.g: 19 + 1= 20 20-1=19
fact families would be great to see- this means using the same numbers but showing two additions and two subtractions.
Maths Wednesday- MyMaths complete and think about fact families and bonds for your 2 timestable-e.g: 1x2=2 2x1=2 2 divided by 2=1 there may not be four fact families for multiplication and division only three.
Writing English Tuesday and Wednesday's work- Please have a look outside your windows-What can you see? How many cars are parked outside? Use adjectives to describe the cars. Create a two day diary entry on what you observe outside your window or a week's diary entry with short written logs for each day.
Today is Tuesday and the sun is shining brightly at my window. The sun is making it difficult to see much and my eyes are becoming watery. I can still see a red Honda outside on the empty street and next door's cat perched unbothered on its owner's front step. I had cereal for my breakfast today, but I want chocolate spread tomorrow. What an exciting day! I'm going to .............................................................
Topic: Tuesday and Wednesday Please follow the recipe above and make an Owl on toast-using chocolate spread and some fruit-get creative! There is also an owl powerpoint about their life cycles and a cut and stick worksheet-if you are unable to print then have a go at drawing the life cycle out or writing what happens in an owls life cycle!
Monday 23rd March 2020 Home Learning work
Please find work set on MyMaths and please use the links below which are times table songs to support your child with their timestables!
Please also use the timetable board game that came out in your child's home learning book.
English: The Owl who was afraid of the dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1iST5Bdir8 the book being read out loud from the story.
Think about your favourite animal? What animal is it? What does your animal look like? Why is it your favourite animal? What do you think your animal might be scared of? This could be a predator or a larger animal! Write down some sentences in your home learning books. Try to use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and if your up for the challenge some adjectives (soft, fluffy, bumpy) or suffixes !
Topic: Bong tree information and video linked back to our Owl and the Pussycat poem-a documentary video (4mins) explains about South East Asia where Bong trees grow. Draw a tree in your books-around the tree write down some facts you have learnt about Bong trees.
Some definitions for words mentioned in the video.
Extinction: something that does not exist anymore.
exploitation: treating someone unfairly and benefiting from their work.
dwelling: a house, flat or other residence
If you can't access the video well then try using some recyclables at home to create a musical instrument! Plastic bottles with lids, cans, tins are brilliant for this! Draw the instrument you have created in your books and create some fantastic music!!
Please find more work on Mymaths to do each day, if you do not have access to a computer then there is Maths work in the children's books that they took home yesterday.
The Owl who was afraid of the dark-story being read with the book.
All about owls video-non-fiction-informative Write down some facts you learn about owls-list.
Please find links below for some research and learning on owls. The Owl who was afraid of the dark is the text we are currently looking at alongside The Owl and the Pussycat. A review of the Owl was afraid of the dark in your home learning books would be great or maybe thinking of words other than dark that are used in the text to describe dark-e.g: silver etc.
Please find below the Owl and the Pussycat poem that came out with your child in their green books today. If children at home can write down any rhymes they can find in the poem that would be fantastic e.g: pea, sea.
If the children can then make up their own rhymes to match some of the words from the poem. We are moving onto tomorrow changing a verse from the poem, by changing particular words and rhymes. This will support your child with their knowledge of poetry and poetry writing.
The snakes and Ladders times table game which also came out with your children today in their books is also here on the website, it comes equipped with a cut out dice, counters, game mat and answer mat to support everyone with enjoying the game.
I have also uploaded a powerpoint on the worlds continents-we are particularly trying to focus on Asia due to this being where Bong trees from the Owl and the pussycat poem grow! If your child could write down a few facts they have learnt about Asia and the other continents then this will support their Geographical knowledge.
Mymaths work has been set there are fraction tasks still outstanding for homework for some. Newly added, there is now multiplication and division practise and addition with doubles. Well done to all of those already logged in please check your MyMaths for your feedback Well done!!
If you have lost your Mymaths login or your child did not give you the letter then please let the office know so it can be given to you.
Hello as from today there will be work available on this page for any children at home. Please find below a set of links for your use at home for Maths work and other areas of learning.
Phonics play a site used for phonics access can also be used for free!
Please particularly use this site to refresh your child's knowledge of their phonics to continually support them with their reading and writing.
Websites with learning activities for Year 2:
KS1 – Science
General – revision and games
I.C.T general games
Please find below the words that your children need to know before the end of Year 2 and also some phonic sounds games if your child needs some extra sound support.
All children have a reading book and a library book now. Please return the library books every Tuesday so your child can receive a new library book. The children are all very excited to be able to change their library books every week. Please remember to sign their diaries, this forms part of your child's homework.
Today your child will be coming home with a Mymaths login, the children have been shown how to login during school time. When they login their maths homework should appear. When this is completed they can also play a variety of maths games.
We are using the MyMaths programme to support children in engaging more with their maths homework!
Please keep your child's login details to hand as from this week, Maths homework will be going onto this format.
We have had a busy term in Team 2 so far, we have been looking at Transport as our Topic and all the different types of transport this covers.
The children experienced seeing and venturing onto real life trains including Thomas! At Chappell train station for our class trip. The children used this experience and even created their own vehicles out of cardboard, plastic and other recyclable materials. These included box cars, double decker buses and even trains!
We are moving into another new topic now on the Owl and the Pussycat poem and Bong trees, so any exploring of animals specifically owls and cats would be a fantastic contribution to this Topic! Also if your out and about spotting different trees and drawing these would make a great contribution to.