Ahlberg

Year 2

Welcome to Class 2 Ahlberg’s Homepage.

Dear parents,

I hope you are all well.

From now on we will upload a full week’s work onto JIT and the class blog at a time. Here is a video guide on how to use JIT: https://youtu.be/bClOyocStIM

Activities can be downloaded, printed off and then a photo of the completed work uploaded. Alternatively worksheets can be edited by the children online in JIT and uploaded.

After the children’s activities have been uploaded, teachers will be able to comment on the work in one easily accessible place.  The benefits of this are that children are active in their learning and can even reply to us in comments. We know from experience that this type of exchange engages children and helps them to feel connected and part of the school community, which is important in the current climate of home schooling.

As ever we are aware of the need for young children to learn through play and therefore strongly recommend a balance of online and offline activities. To support you in doing this, we will continue to set activities such as yoga, P.E., art, drama and of course those all-important life skills on the class blog. The education and wellbeing of your child continues to be our main priority therefore we encourage children to participate in these activities when they can, whilst we do recognise the challenges home schooling presents. Please just keep trying your best.

If your child ever wants a break from worksheets, or just wants to do something different, we recommend the sites below:

Since the children are spending more time online during the lockdown, we wanted to draw attention to online safety. We will be reminding about how they can continue to be safe online in Computing lessons moving forwards.

Here is a site about online safety for parents:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article-internet-use-and-safety

Continue to email us with any questions, thoughts or even just to say hello! We love hearing from you and reading/seeing what the children are up to.

Best wishes

Miss Whiting and Miss Hall

l.whiting@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk and f.hall@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Class Updates

Friday 17th July

Happy Friday Year 2!

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

Here is your mental maths test:

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

Choose your favourite P.E activity. How could you make it even harder?

English

Please complete your English activity booklet that you started yesterday:

Summer English Activity Booklet

Maths

Today you have a Maths murder mystery assignment to complete – The Mystery of the Pudding Lane Hero.

Friday 17th July – Maths mystery

Humanities

I would like you to describe how seaside holidays now and in the past are the same and different by completing the table. Write as much information as you can.

Lesson 7 – Similarities and difference between now and 100 years ago

Art

Choose from the following Art activities:

Sunshine Dot Painting

Sunflower Fork Printing

Mixed Media Flowers

Offline

Complete this end of year memories sheet:

End of year memories

Have a brilliant Friday!

 

Thursday 16th July

Hello Year 2!

PE

Today you are going to be dancing. Find fun family dance workouts from Sadler’s Wells here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuzlbdGtV_-bimq6JL5ArVit

English

Here is a Summer English activity booklet to start in English today and finish in your English lesson tomorrow:

Summer English Activity Booklet

Maths

Today you have a Maths murder mystery assignment to complete – The Mystery of the Missing Moji.

Thursday 16th July – Maths mystery

Science

Here is a great website with an activity which asked the question ‘What if we planted a plant from earth on mars?’ Have a look through and see what you come up with.

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities/the-big-question/what-if-we-planted-a-plant-from-earth-on-mars

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 11

Offline activity

Complete the following Art activity:

Under The Sea Water Colour Painting

Have an amazing Thursday!

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning Year 2!

PE

Do you like to dance!? Maybe play a game of musical statues with anyone you can persuade to join in. Otherwise, take your pick of Joe Wicks, yoga or Just Dance (we like ‘Final Countdown’).

English

Today you are going to be writing your own story about the superhero Aisha. Use your plan to complete the story and add the illustrations.

Watch the lesson presentation on JIT.

Wednesday 15th July – Writing a story

Maths
Today you have a Maths murder mystery assignment to complete – The Mystery of the Naughty Gnome in the Gnome Valley.

Wednesday 15th July – Maths mystery

R.E.

Today is the parable of The Hidden Treasure.

You can watch a video about the parable here:

https://www.pursuegodkids.org/the-parable-of-the-hidden-treasure/

Do you have a children’s Bible? If so, can you find the parable in there?

You can also read it here: The Hidden Treasure Parable

Then have a go at the worksheet:

Lesson 7 – The Hidden Treasure

For more videos about Christianity, see Charlie and Blue: https://www.reonline.org.uk/resources/charlie-and-blue-find-out-about-jesus/

P.S.H.E

For PSHE, practice your mindful breathing using one of the below sheets:

Mindful Breathing Dot-To-Dot

Mindful Breathing with Teddy

Offline activity

Today we are going to be thinking about all the things which we are looking forwards to in Year 3. We have done lots of reflecting, now let’s look forwards. What are you excited about doing? What will be the first thing you want to do when you get back? Who are you looking forward to seeing more of?

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday 14th July

Morning Year 2!

PE

Take your pick from the below:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today you are going to be planning your own story about Aisha and the Aliens. Fill in the sections of the story mountain and think about your work from yesterday to help you.

Find the lesson presentation in JIT.

Tuesday 14th July – Planning a story

Maths

Today you are going to be answering word problems.

Tuesday 14th July Maths – Word problems

Computing

For computing today you are going to have another go at coding in Busy Things. Go into the Computing folder and choose a coding activity.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

For your offline activity today, you are going to write a riddle (like you did for your superhero), but for a member of your household, maybe even yourself! For example:

I have short, blond hair,

I have bright blue eyes,

I wear a shiny, silver watch,

I am tall but not as tall as Mr Faith,

I can often be found in a classroom,

I like to paint,

Who am I?

Write as many lines as you can to describe your chosen person. Challenge a member of your household, or a relative (over the phone) to see if they know who it is.

Have the best day!

Monday 13th July

Good morning everybody,

I hope you had a brilliant weekend!

P.E

Get moving! You can also do these at another point in the day to wake your body and brain up!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Aliens have been spotted above the school. The authorities are worried that the aliens are planning to invade the planet. Aisha, the superhero princess, has been called and she’s on her way, but she needs your help. She would like you to come up with a plan to convince the aliens not to invade and to be friends. What could you do?

See the lesson presentation on JIT.

Worksheet: Monday 13th July – Planning a rescue

Maths

Today you are going to be using mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement.

Monday 13th July Maths – Position and direction

Music

Take a look in Busy Things, or perhaps have another sing along to this song from Mrs Rachel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujNF356ez68

Offline Activity

Today you are going to start reflecting on the school year just been.

Worksheet: School year – endings roller coaster

Any worries? Maybe write them down or draw them and put them in your Worry Monster. This might help to make that worry a little less scary! Try it!

Have a fantastic day!

Friday 10th July

Happy Friday Year 2!

 

Write down your weekly highlight in your diary!

 

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

 

Here is your mental maths test:

 

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

 

PE

What has been your favourite exercise of the week?

Enjoy whatever this was, again, today.

English

Read the story of ‘Aisha, the Superhero Princess’. What do you think gives Aisha her superpower? How does she know how to fly a plane or ride a horse? Do you think she is brave? Why?

Read through the story of Aisha the Superhero Princess again on JIT before you begin. Then go through today’s lesson presentation which is also on JIT.

Today you are going to create a comic of the story.

Friday 10th July – Retelling the story

 

Maths

Aye aye matey! Challenge yourself with these Pirate challenge cards:

Friday 10th July Maths 

 

Humanities

Today you will be ordering the swimming costumes from three different eras (100 years ago, 50 years ago and today) into the correct order. When finished, colour in each costume in an appropriate design. After that, cut out each of the people and arrange them on a larger sheet of paper to write some descriptions of what seaside holidays during each of these times was like.

Use the pictures in Lesson 5 to help you: Lesson 5 – Order seaside in cronological order

Today’s lesson: Lesson 6 – Order seaside swimming outfits

 

Art

In art today you will be looking at Gary Hume’s work. Look at the colours and some of his famous work before you begin. All the information is on the worksheet:

Art 10.07.20 

 

Have a brilliant weekend.

Miss Whiting

Thursday 9th July

Hello Year 2!

 

PE

Today you are going to be dancing. Find fun family dance workouts from Sadler’s Wells here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuzlbdGtV_-bimq6JL5ArVit

 

English

Today you are going to be writing a newspaper report about how Aisha saved the planet. Read through the example to help as well as thinking about your lesson from yesterday.

Watch the ‘Writing a Report’ lesson on JIT.

Thursday 9th July – Newspaper report example

Thursday 9th July – Write a newspaper report

 

Maths

More challenges.

For the part whole models, you must use coins which exist. No making up coins! You have have more than one coin in each ‘part’ (circle).

Worksheet: Thursday 9th July Maths

Extension: Create your own part whole model for a coin.

 

Science

How did your spacesuit design go?

Can you plan an experiment to test how strong or waterproof each material is?

To make this a fair test, you must do the same thing to each material to test it. Test one thing at a time. Record your results in a table.

Here is an ‘Investigation Planner’:

Science-Investigation-Planners

Choose one to fill in with the details of your experiment.

The 2020 ExoMars mission is looking for signs of life on Mars. Find lots of activities to support your own Mars exploration here: https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/blog/go-to-mars-with-explorify

 

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

 

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 10

 

Offline activity

Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them. Maybe add something to your shoe box habitat if you made one.

Otherwise, you could do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?

 

Have an amazing Thursday!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning Year 2!

 

PE

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

 

Take your pick:

 

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

Or, would you rather dance?

Find fun family dance workouts:

https://youtu.be/FRnEDoVRaa0

 

English

Today you are going to recall the events of Aisha’s mission. Order the pictures below to retell the story of how Aisha saved the world from being destroyed by a volcano. Once you have ordered the story, practise retelling it using language from the book but not as yourself, you are now a professional news presenter. Switch on your best acting skills and deliver the news to someone else in your house.

Look at the lesson presentation in JIT.

Wednesday 8th July – Recalling events as a news presenter

 

Maths

Challenge time! Have a go at the mixed challenges set for today. Read the questions very carefully before you answer the question. You must show your working out.

 

Once you have finished, could you write your own maths challenge questions and send them to a friend via email or a parent’s Whattsapp?!

 

R.E.

Read the story of the sowers and the seeds on JIT.

Now have a go at the worksheet:

Lesson 6 – The Sower and the Seeds

 

P.S.H.E

Create your own Jar of Courage.

Choose a sheet to print or draw from. There are three options:

Jar of courage

 

Offline activity

Is the weather a bit rubbish? Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book! If you are feeling more creative, design a bookmark for a family member. Think about what books they like, their favourite colours and anything that might make them feel happy to help you decide on your design.

 

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 7th July

Morning Year 2!

 

PE

Take your pick from the below!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

Or, would you rather dance?

Find fun family dance workouts:

https://youtu.be/FRnEDoVRaa0

 

English

Read through the headlines on the Lesson Presentation. What are you looking at? (Newspaper headlines). What do you think these headlines are about? What do you think happened and why? Now read the newspaper report. Were you right? Can you articulate and justify you opinion?

Now have a look at the lesson presentation on JIT.

Why we have newspapers? What is the function of them? (Discuss how newspaper reports tell us what has happened in different places in the world.) Using the Lesson Presentation, read the newspaper report about Aisha and discuss the features of newspaper reports. Can you identify features of newspaper reports?

I want you to find and record examples of each feature using the worksheet and newspaper report:

Tuesday 7th July – Features of a newspaper report

Tuesday 7th July – Newspaper reports

 

Maths

Today you are finding out how much more or less something costs.

If I said your friend has 10 sweets. You have 13 sweets. How many more sweets do you have?

Now try with money: Tuesday 7th July Maths

 

Computing

Print off the worksheet: Online Safety Activity

Then cut out all the questions and answers and try to match them up correctly. They are correct on the sheet as it is, so you can check your work at the end.

 

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

 

Offline Activity

Do you have an old shoe box that you could turn into a habitat for an animal?

Use paint or coloured paper to create a water, forest, beach, desert or rainforest habitat. Be creative. Could you even collect some stones or sticks from outside to help you. Then draw or make your animal to put inside your habitat.

 

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 6th July

Good morning everybody,

We have been ‘home learning’ for a long old time now. I can imagine it is getting tricky to keep focussed and working hard. We are SO impressed by all your work so far and really hope you can keep going right up to the end of term! We believe in you!

I hope you had a brilliant weekend!

 

P.E

Off you go! MOVE that body!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

English

Today you are going to be writing your own riddle using your work from your last lesson to help. Remember to use ‘I’ or ‘my’, to write each clue on a new line and not to write your superhero’s name. Your riddle might include:

 

  • What your superhero looks like;
  • What their superpowers are;
  • What they do;
  • How they got their powers;
  • The answer at the bottom of the page.

Here’s an example:

 

I am from another planet.

I wear a tight-fitting blue suit.

I have a purple cape which gives me the power to fly.

I have super strength.

My mask is black and is more than just a disguise.

I have an eye on my chest but it’s not for looking.

My lasers can cut through anything.

I am a laser.

 

Here is the lesson presentation:

Monday 6th July – Lesson Presentation – Writing a Riddle

And worksheet:

Monday 6th July – Writing your own riddle

 

Maths

Today you will be finding change. You might want to warm up by writing down all the coins that exist.

Does 3p exist?! NO! Does a 27p exist?! NO! You can make these amounts though using other coins.

Use the tens and ones frames to help you with the first couple at least. Do keep drawing a tens and ones frame on a piece of scrap paper to help you with the rest. You might also want to use colours to help you. Draw the starting amount in the tens frame in one colour, then take away with another colour.

Worksheet: Monday 6th July Maths

 

Music

In music today you will be experimenting with sound on Busy Things. Have a look at what you can find in the Monday folder.

 

Offline Activity

How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!

‘Learning from home is fun’

 

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday Year 2!

Write down your weekly highlight in your diary!

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

Here is your mental maths test:

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

English

Today you are going to be designing your very own riddle. Look through the lesson presentation – Planning a riddle on JIT. Discuss who the riddle is describing. How do you know? Which words give you the clues? Look at the picture of the superhero. What adjectives would you use to describe the superhero?

Now I would like you to design and describe your own superhero:

Friday 3rd July – Planning your own riddle

Maths

Today you are going to be using word problems to find the total in pounds and pence.

Friday 3rd July Maths

Humanities

Continuing our work on seaside holidays in the past, I would like you to cut out each photo and organise them into three groups – 100 years ago, 50 years ago and today. When you have finished, discuss your observations for the differences between each set of pictures and how you knew which photo went into which pile.

Lesson 5 – Order seaside in cronological order

Art

Before this lesson, an adult needs to cut out the set of instructions from the ‘sequencing instructions’ sheet and mix them up. To start, you need to put the instructions back into the correct order. Why don’t you set yourself a goal time? After this, following the instructions to create a hand print flying superhero.

Friday 3rd July – Sequencing instructions

Offline activity

Here is your wellbeing journal for the day:

Friday wellbeing journal

Have a brilliant weekend.

Miss Whiting

Thursday 2nd July

Hello Year 2!

PE

Today you are going to be dancing. Find fun family dance workouts:

https://youtu.be/FRnEDoVRaa0

English

Before the lesson, choose one or two objects that are familiar to your child, for example a favourite teddy or book. Hide an object under a cover. Explain that you are hiding a mystery object underneath the cover. Tell them that you will give clues about the item and they have three chances to guess what it is. Say each clue separately, allowing them time to discuss what they think the item is. Example clues: My object is small and cuddly. It is brown and furry. It has black eyes. It has a red bow. What is my object? (A teddy bear)

Today we are going to look at riddles which are a type of descriptive poetry. Look through the lesson Presentation – What Am I on JIT.

Read and solve the following riddles:

Thursday 2nd July – Who am I riddles

Riddle answers:

  1. Carrot 2. Water. 3. Telephone. 4. Radio. 5. Dog. 6. Chair

Maths

Today you are going to be finding the total in pounds and pence.

Thursday 2nd July Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-4-Compare-mass

Science

Our big question for the next two weeks:

Which materials would be best for a space suit to be worn on Mars?

The fabrics used to make space suits are highly technical composites comprising several layers, as no single material has all of the properties needed. The fabric needs to be flexible so that the astronaut can move. It needs to be completely waterproof and airtight. It also needs to be warm enough to protect the astronaut from the freezing conditions of space. It also needs to be very strong, so that it reliably protects the astronaut as they go about their business; for example, if they were to trip over a sharp rock, it is vital that the fabric does not tear and let the air escape that the astronaut needs in order to survive.

Think about the different materials of the different clothes that you own. Which ones are stronger? Which ones are waterproof?

Start to design your space suit. Do a drawing and label each material used. Remember to think about the helmet and the shoes. They will need different properties to the rest of the outfit.

The 2020 ExoMars mission is looking for signs of life on Mars. Find lots of activities to support your own Mars exploration here: https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/blog/go-to-mars-with-explorify

Handwriting

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 9

Offline activity

Here is today’s wellbeing journal:

Thursday wellbeing journal

Have an amazing Thursday!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 1st July

Good morning Year 2!

PE

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

English

Today, you will be writing instructions about how to become a superhero. Have a look through today’s lesson Presentation – Writing Instructions on JIT.

Now write your own instructions about how to become a superhero. Use the word mat on page two to help you.

Wednesday 1st July – Writing instructions worksheet

Maths

Today you are going to be counting and comparing the value of coins.

Wednesday 1st July Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-3-Four-operations-with-lengths

R.E.

Read the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard and discuss the issues of fairness. Think of a time when you have felt something has been unfair and describe how this made you feel.

Workers in the Vineyard Parable

Lesson 5 – Workers in the Vineyard

P.S.H.E

Complete the following activity:

Amazing person activity

Offline activity

Here is your daily wellbeing journal:

Wednesday wellbeing journal

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 30th June

Morning Year 2!

PE

Take your pick from the below:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today you are going to be designing your own superhero! Look through the lesson presentation – Designing a Superhero on JIT and think about what you think your superhero will look like, what costume they might have, what their superpower will be and finally, what they will use their power for.

Now I would like you to design your own superhero:

Tuesday 30th June – Design your own superhero

Maths

Today I would like you to find different ways for coins to add up to the same amount.

Tuesday 30th June Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-2-Compare-lengths

Computing

Go to busy things to see your activities for today.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

Here is your wellbeing journal for the day:

Tuesday wellbeing journal

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 29th June

Good morning everybody,

I hope you had a brilliant weekend!

P.E

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

English

Read through the story Aisha, the Superhero Princess, which is on JIT.

What are superheroes?

What do superheroes do?

What makes them super?

What do you think made Aisha super?

Today you will be creating your own superhero cuffs. Firstly, look through the Lesson Presentation – Following Instructions on JIT and then read through the superhero cuff instruction sheet. Identify the features, such as: titles, subtitles, numbered bullet points and bossy words (imperative verb).

Now see if you can make your own superhero cuffs by following the instructions.

Monday 29th June – Superhero cuff instructions

Once you’ve finished, look through the instruction question cards and answer them.

Monday 29th June – Instruction question card extension

Maths

Today you are going to be counting in pounds and pence.

Monday 29th June Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-1-Measure-length-cm

Music

For today’s music lesson I would like you to learn the song ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana.

How Far I’ll Go

Offline Activity

For each day this week you are going to be completing a wellbeing journal:

Monday wellbeing journal

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 26th June

Happy Friday Year 2!

Write down your weekly highlight in your diary!

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

Here is your mental maths test:

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

Set yourself a challenge to finish the week!

Can you do 20 push ups? Can you hold the plank for 20 seconds? Can you hula hoop for 2 minutes without stopping? Can you skip for 2 minutes without stopping?

Record how long/many you manage and try to beat this on the weekend.

English

You are going to be writing poetry using sounds.

Worksheet:

Friday 26th June English

Maths

Today you will be working on turns.

You might want to find a picture you like and practice with that before you begin.

The key words today are: half turn, quarter turn and whole turn.

If you want to challenge yourself you might want to add the words ‘clockwise’ or ‘anticlockwise’ to your quarter turns.

What do you notice about a half turn clockwise and a half turn anticlockwise?

What is the same? What is different?

Worksheet:

Friday 26th June Maths – Turns

Humanities

Have you ever written a postcard before? Have you ever received one?

Read through the postcards on the second page of the worksheet today and then complete the table.

Worksheet:

Lesson 4 – Seaside holidays 100 years ago

Art

Today’s work will be inspired by an artist called Giacometti. Giacometti was born is Borgonovo, Switzerland in 1901. He was really creative and he went to art school in Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France. He is best known for making large, thin sculptures of people. He was inspired by Cubism (an abstract art style which often shows people from lots of different angles) and Surrealism.

Do you remember learning about Surrealism? Surrealist art is often inspired by dreams and the things and people you see are not realistic at all.

Today you are going to make your own Surrealist artwork. Find some old magazines and cut out some heads, some legs, some arms, some eyes some bodies and anything else you want to create your own made-up ‘thing’!

You will need:

  • Paper
  • Pencils and pens
  • Old magazines and Newspapers

There are no rules in surrealism, only that what you create is not realistic – so just go for it!

Have a brilliant weekend.

Miss Whiting

Thursday 25th June

Hello Year 2!

PE

Today you are going to be dancing. Find fun family dance workouts from Sadler’s Wells here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuzlbdGtV_-bimq6JL5ArVit

English

First listen to this poem being read by poet Roger McGough: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+sound+collector+youtube&&view=detail&mid=DCD1E3334452A9864514DCD1E3334452A9864514&&FORM=VDRVRV

Do you recognise it?

Now read the poem here:

Scroll down to the video about onomatopoeic words: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn26hbk

Now, stop and listen. Really listen for a minute at least. What noises do you hear? Where do they come from?

Fill in the worksheet with the sounds you can hear and where they are from:

Thursday 25th June English

Maths

In maths you will be solving missing number problems today.

Can you use your knowledge of the inverse to help you?

Worksheet:

Thursday 25th June Maths – Missing numbers and inverse

Science

Do you know the difference between an omnivore, a carnivore and herbivore?

Watch the ‘Omnivore, Carnivore, Herbivore Song’ (google search it!) online to remind yourself.

Worksheet:

Lesson 9 – Omnivore, carnivore or herbivore venn diagram

Handwriting

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 8

Offline activity

Try a fun experiment:

You will need a bowl of water, ground pepper and soap.

Step 1: grind or put the pepper in the water. It will float on top.

Step 2: put your finger in the middle of the water and pepper mixture. Note what happens.

Step 3: rub soap on your finger and repeat ‘Step 2’.

What happened?

Have an amazing Thursday!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning Year 2!

PE

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

Take your pick:

English

Today you will be reviewing ‘The Magic Finger’. Did you enjoy this book? Why? Who was your favourite character?

Worksheet:

Wednesday 24th June English

Maths

In maths today you will be looking at the inverse again.

Did you try to write four calculations for three numbers yesterday?

Try now if not: 12 , 8 and 20. How could you make four different calculations using these numbers?

Worksheet:

Wednesday 24th June Maths – Inverse problem solving

R.E.

First, read through our next Parable:

The Lost Son Parable

Now, have a go at answering the sheet:

Lesson 4 – The Lost Son

P.S.H.E

What are emotions? How many can you name?

Now have a go at drawing each emotion. The drawings don’t need to ‘make sense’, think about the feeling and just go for it!

Worksheet:

Understanding Emotions Worksheet

Offline activity

Spring is well and truly kicking in now, and the warmer weather will bring lots of creepy crawlies out. The next time you go out, can you find…

  • a worm after a spring shower
  • a bumblebee looking for nectar
  • a spotty ladybird exploring the grass
  • a slimy snail in a dark damp spot
  • a butterfly basking in the sunshine?

You might want to create yourself a checklist to tick off each minibeast as you find it!

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 23rd June

Morning Year 2!

I hope you are having a good start to your week. Have you set yourself any goals? Maybe really focus on your joined up handwriting or doing exercise every morning?

PE

Take your pick from the below:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today you are going to be writing up your ‘Magic Finger’ story.

Make sure you have your plan in front of you before you begin. Think about using adjectives to make your story interesting and to help the reader picture the characters and the setting.

Maths

Today you will be practicing the inverse. Remember the inverse is the opposite. So if you were adding you are now…. Subtracting!

To warm yourself up, you might want to choose three numbers that you can put into a calculation together. For example, I know that 2 + 3 = 5.

2 , 3 and 5.

How else could those numbers work in a calculation?

2 + 3 = 5

3 + 2 = 5

5 – 3 = 2

5 – 2 = 3

Now try with 2 , 8 and 10. Write down all four calculations to go with these numbers.

Worksheet:

Tuesday 23rd June Maths – Inverse

Computing

Take a look on Busy Things to see what has been set for you today!

Alternatively, you could recreate your bee report that we did at school on the computer. Do you remember the key words? Larvae, beehive, sugar, nectar… Remember to include a title and subtitles.

If you wanted to challenge yourself, you could choose a new animal and write a report about them.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

Butterfly spotting! Have you spotted any interesting butterflies recently? If not, keep your eyes peeled the next time you are out and about.

Have a look at this website for some ideas and a look at butterflies of all sorts. My favourite one is the Chalk Hill Blue https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/identify-a-butterfly

Have a go at creating a drawing of a butterfly that you have seen before. If you want to be a bit more messy and creative, use paint to paint in one wing, then fold the paper down the middle (down the body of the butterfly) push it down and unfold to find a symmetrical pattern!

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 22nd June

Good morning everybody,

I hope you had a brilliant weekend!

P.E

Have you tried Just Dance yet?

Here is the ‘Old Town Road’ Just Dance for you to have a go at if you want to!

 

Otherwise, the usual options are here:

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

PE with Jo Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame

English

Today you will be planning your own ‘Magic Finger’ story.

You will be deciding who your characters are going to be and what is going to happen to the unfortunate family who has the Magic Finger put upon them!

Worksheet: Monday 22nd June English

Maths

Today we will be estimating in maths.

Worksheet: Monday 22nd June Maths – Estimation day 2

Music

Here is a happy song from Miss Rachel which should be familiar:

Have a sing, maybe have a dance!

Offline Activity

Create a ‘World’s Worst Child’ inspired by illustrator Tony Ross. Find worksheet in JIT.

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 19th June

Happy Friday Year 2!

What has been the highlight of your week so far? Write this down in your diary if you haven’t already.

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

Here is your mental maths test:

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

What is your favourite song?

I’ll bet you can find it on ‘Just Dance’. Do it a couple of times to really get into the groove of the moves. This is a guaranteed happy start to your Friday and your weekend…

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame

If this is not for you, try and remember one of your class assembly dances and move and groove to that instead!

English

In English today we are going to be learning some really grown up punctuation. Quotation marks!

You use these to show the reader when something is being said. You might have spotted these in your reading.

Watch this before you start: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk

Worksheet: Friday 19th June English

Maths

Today you are going to be estimating to check that your answer makes sense.

Friday 19th June Maths – addition and estimation

Find the ‘Estimating Calculations’ lesson PowerPoint on JIT.

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 4 – Merge 2D and 3D shapes

Humanities

Today you are going to be finding out when and how seaside holidays became popular.

Lesson 3 – when and how seaside holidays become popular

Art

Step 1: Choose a shape and draw an object only using that shape. So you might draw a tree out of triangles or a bed out of rectangles.

Step 2: Colour in the shapes using unnatural colours. So you might do your tree with purples and oranges. Do each shape a slightly different colour. If you are using crayons you could do stripes or press more softly for one shape than another.

Now have a look at the presentation in JIT about Rob Dunlavey. Do you know what doodling is? Rob Dunlavey doodles his ‘Little People’ from shapes using bold colours. Have a look through. Which shapes can you see? Which ones do you like the most and why?

Now have a go at creating your own ‘little people’ from shapes! Have fun!

Thursday 18th June

Hello Year 2!

PE

Choose one of the below, or make up your own exercise! This could be a dance or an obstacle course.

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

PE with Jo Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame

English

Today you are going to turn yourself into an animal! That’s right!!

Answer the questions first. Remember these must be beautiful full sentences with capital letters and full stops. Then, think about what animal you would like to be turned into and the advantages and disadvantages of being that animal. Sound weird? There is an explanation on the sheet!

Worksheet: Thursday 18th June English

Maths

Today we are subtracting. Again, show your work, take your time and watch out for mistakes when swapping – they are easy to make!

Worksheet: Thursday 18th June Maths – Subtraction

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 3 – Sort 2D and 3D shapes

Science

Today you’re going to keep learning about food chains.

Lesson 8 – Food chains

Once you have completed this activity, take a look at the animals in Dublin Zoo at feeding time: https://www.dublinzoo.ie

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 7

Offline activity

For today’s offline activity, all you need is a pencil and paper. You are going to sit at your window for a couple of minutes and just watch the world go by! If you can see a tree or any greenery even better! This is a ‘looking’ exercise, so really focus and look at the colours and small details as much as you can for a couple of minutes. Everything that you saw in those couple of minutes you are going to draw on your paper. If you saw a bird flying past, a bee or a fly, a gust of wind blowing the leaves, a car passing, record all of these things on your paper in a drawing.

Have an amazing Thursday!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 17th June

Good morning Year 2!

PE

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

PE with Jo Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame

English

In English today we are going to be practicing our reading comprehension. We have all read and enjoyed books by the author Roald Dahl. Here is some information about him and some of the books that he has written. You might even like the sound of one that you would like to read when you get back to school!

Reading Comprehension:

Wednesday 17th June English 

Once you have done that you can, again, listen to your teacher read the start of the Magic Finger if you would like to:

Maths

Today we are practicing adding. These are BIG numbers. So you will be swapping ones for tens. I will do a quick video demonstrating this below:

Wednesday 17th June Maths – Adding

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 2 – Count faces edges and vertices on 3D shapes

R.E.

Today we are learning about the Great Feast! Have you ever had a feast before? Who came? What did you eat?

Watch the following YouTube clip about The Great Feast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f7DZZgAPpY

Worksheet: Lesson 3 – The Great Feast

P.S.H.E

At school we use the worry monster to help us get rid of our worries. If you are carrying any worries around with you (they can make you feel sad or anxious) then write them down or draw them on a piece of paper. Sometimes just this activity in itself can make them feel smaller and easier to handle.

Once you have done this you might want to make a ‘Kindness Jar’. This is inspired by Peggy and this is how it works:

  1. Write down lots of kind acts. For example, reading to a sibling, calling or Facetiming a lonely friend or family member or offering to tidy up.
  2. Put them in a jar.
  3. Take out one ‘kind act’ per day and do it.

Kindness spreads, so once you start doing these acts watch how the kindness comes back to you and spreads to other people!

Offline activity

Create a quiz. Write down 5 questions about work that we have done in Year 2 and ask your parents to send them to l.whiting@ststpehensce.lbhf.sch.uk

We will then challenge you to another quiz of some of the questions that we have received! In this email, you might also want to tell us about something that you have really enjoyed and would like to do again. Maybe there is something that you don’t like about what we are doing! Tell us! This is called feedback and is really important because it means that we know how to keep you happy learners!

Have a great Wednesday.

Miss Whiting

 

Tuesday 16th June

Good morning everybody,

P.E

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

PE with Jo Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame

English

Listen to your teacher read the start of The Magic Finger:

In English today you are going to be inside the head of a member of the Gregg family. Who are you going to be? How do you feel? You are flying! You have wings! Is it scary?

Worksheet: Tuesday 16th June English

Maths

You are going to partitioning 3-digit numbers in different ways.

Tuesday 16th June Maths – Partitioning 3-digit numbers

Computing

Go to busy things to see what is set for you for today.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline activity

As I know a lot of you enjoyed this activity before, I would like you to write a poem however, it must be different to your last one. Your challenge is the start each line with the next letter of the alphabet from A all the way to Z. For example:

 

A new day is beginning,

Beautiful butterflies fly,

Caterpillars crawling all around,

Dancing on the muddy ground.

 

Elephants move through the jungle,

Fish swim in the seas,

Gorillas make nests to sleep in,

Happily as can be.

 

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Monday 15th June

Good morning everybody,

P.E

You know the drill! Jo Wicks? Yoga? Dancing? What’s your favourite way to get your body moving and your heart pumping?

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

PE with Jo Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/user/justdancegame

English

For English today we will be doing a reading comprehension. You will be finding out more about Roald Dahl. You might know Roald Dahl? He is an author and wrote lots of amazing books. The reading comprehension might even give you an idea of a book you would like to read next!

Read carefully and answer in full sentences. Make sure you use capital letters and full stops, although, I’m sure you don’t need reminding anymore…

Worksheet: Monday 15th June English

Maths

Today you are going to be partitioning numbers in different ways.

Monday 15th June Maths – Partitioning in different ways

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 1 – Count sides and vertices on 2D-shapes

Music

For today’s lesson you are going to be learning the song ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ from the musical ‘The Lion King.’

Can you feel the love tonight lyrics

Track:

Backing track:

Offline Activity

On DT day we made bridges. What must a bridge be able to do? How could you test that your bridge works?

Have a go! Get creative with what you use. Can it hold your teddy or doll?

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 12th June

Happy Friday Year 2!

What has been the highlight of your week so far?

If you would like to get ahead, here is some reading for the weekend and our book for next week: The Magic Finger book

Since it is Friday, here is the spelling test:

https://youtu.be/KqmUHExZBNc

Here is your Mental Maths test:

https://youtu.be/KqmUHExZBNc

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

I would like you to imagine that you are Hamish writing in your diary about what happened when you left home and how you got the mice to leave the lighthouse. Use your plan from yesterday to help you along with the word bank provided. Remember to put verbs in the past tense, check that capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks and full stops are in the right places, se –ness, -ment, -ful and –less suffix words, Make longer sentences by using conjunctions and use time connectives such as first, next, after and later.

Friday 12th June English

Maths

Today you are going to be using reasoning about numbers and relationships to solve more complex problems.

Friday 12th June Maths – Money word problems

Humanities

I would like you to have a look at the pictures of seaside holidays in the past and record your discoveries on the mind map.

Lesson 2 – photos

Lesson 2 – Seaside holidays in the past mind map

Art

Today we will be learning a bit about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. You have probably heard of Vincent Van Gogh, however when he was alive he was not famous at all. When he was 27, he decided to become an artist. Up until then, he had been a teacher, a shop assistant and had dreams of working for the Church. All of these experiences inspired his art. Van Gogh struggled with mental health problems. This meant that he sometimes felt very angry or sad and was not able to control his emotions. Van Gogh used painting as a way to express his emotions and way to help with his illness.

Now look closely at one of his most famous paintings, ‘The Bedroom’:

If you look closely at his painting, the brushstrokes are broken up. It is as if you can see each time Van Gogh put his brush on the canvas. Do you like this style?

Do you like the colours?

Now, choose a room in your home and have a go at drawing and waiting the room in the same style as Van Gogh. Use whatever paints, chalks, oil pastels, crayons you have at home.

Have a brilliant weekend.

Miss Whiting

 

Thursday 11th June

Hello Year 2!

If you would like to get ahead, here is some reading for the weekend and our book for next week: The Magic Finger book

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today you are going to plan a diary as Hamish which will tell us what happened when you left home and how you got the mice to leave the lighthouse.

Thursday 11th June English

Reading can be a great way to relax and make us think. Here is a lovely e-book about some lively racoons: https://www.andersenpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/STAYING_HOME_medium-res.pdf

Maths

In Maths you are going to be finding different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money. Use the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins as well the £5 and £10 notes to find 2 ways of making each total.

Thursday 11th June Maths – Use different coins to make different amounts

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today: Lesson 4 – Find a quarter

Science

Today you are going to be exploring food chains in a habitat. Firstly, look through the ‘Food Chains’ PowerPoint on JIT.

Following that, complete the food chains sorting activity which is also on JIT.

And finally, here is your worksheet for today:

Lesson 7 – Food chains

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 6

Offline activity

Do you know what a compliment is? A compliment is something that you might say to someone to praise them in some way. This might be something they have done or do, something they have said or something about their character. Today you are going to be complimenting YOURSELF.

What is great about you? We can think of lots of things for each one of you….

Write down 6 compliments to yourself. Write these in your diary or on a piece of paper to keep safe somewhere.

Have an amazing Thursday!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 10th June

 

Good morning Year 2!

PE

Start the day with some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Create a stage to perform your dance routine on and create your very own music video. Have a few practicing first. Think about your performance face. Maybe even get some members of your family to join in with you.

English

Today you are going to use apostrophes to show where letters are missing in words. Write sentences including the words from the word bank in their contracted form. For example: could not – Hamish couldn’t go home because he was stuck in a gigantic, wooden tree.

Wednesday 10th June English

Maths

Today you are going to be comparing and sorting common 3-D shapes describing similarities and differences. Cut out the 3-D shapes on page two and stick them in the correct place then answer the questions.

Wednesday 10th June Maths – Compare 3-d shapes

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 3- Find a half

R.E.

Today we will be looking at the Parable of the Two Sons and thinking about the moral of the story. Firstly, read the Parable of the Two Sons and discuss how Jesus wanted us to realise that what we do is more important than what we say we will do.

After you’ve read the Parable. Complete the following worksheet:

Lesson 2 – The Two Sons

The Parable of the Two Sons

P.S.H.E

I want you to think about all of the things that make you happy. Now think of all the people who make you happy. Draw pictures or write around the sunshine to show your answers to these questions.

What Makes Me Happy Worksheet

Offline activity

Think about your favourite book. This could be a picture book or a fact book. Your options are either to write a couple of sentences to a friend recommending this book. Include why you think they will like it too. You could ask an adult to put this in an email to a friend’s parent or carer. If you would rather, draw your favourite scene from this book or read it to a sibling.

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 9th June

Morning Year 2!

Today is National Empathy Day! You can learn about this in your offline activity but there are lots of activities going on throughout the day if you want to join in. See poster here:

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Let’s extend those dance routines today. Make up another verse and teach it to your family.

English

Today you are going to be sorting and using questions and exclamations with ‘what’ and ‘how’. Read the sentences on page two and decide if they are questions ? or exclamations !

Remember to add the correct punctuation.

Tuesday 9th June English

Maths

Continuing our shape work from yesterday, you are going to be identifying and describing the properties of 3-D shapes. I would like you to count the amount of faces, edges and vertices of each shape and write your answer in the boxes provided.

Tuesday 9th June Maths – Properties of 3-D shapes

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 2 – Non unit fractions

Computing

In computing today we are going to revisit the incredible, inspiring Mary Seacole. What an you remember about her? Use this site to gather important information: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/mary-seacole/

Then create a poster or a fact file in Busy Things or on a piece of paper. Have a think about answering these questions:

Do you think what she did was hard? Why?

Do you find her inspiring and why?

How would you describe her character? Why?

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

Spanish

Offline Activity

Today is National Empathy Day.

Enjoy making a pair of Empathy Glasses and looking at the world through your favourite book character’s eyes:

Empathy Glasses – Family Activity Pack

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 8th June

Good morning everybody,

How was your weekend? What did you get up to? I had a lovely birthday yesterday. I ate lots of birthday cake and spent time with my family. I am missing you lots!

P.E

Here is Joe Wicks’ exercise video to get you active this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

I would like you to make up a dance routine to the verse and chorus of another one of your favourite songs. After you’ve made up your routine, you’re going to become the teacher and teach the routine to someone in your house.

English

This week we are continuing our work on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat.’ You are going to be considering the thoughts, feelings and actions of a well-known character. Read the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat,’ which you will find on JIT. Hamish came across several obstacles in this story. Think carefully about how you think he felt, what he was thinking and what he did at these moments. Remember to explain why.

Monday 8th June English

Here’s a video clip of me reading the book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat’ if you would like a recap:

https://youtu.be/rbc_kS70cq0

Maths

Today you are going to be identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes. For each shape, complete the following questions.

  1. How many faces does it have?
  2. What 2-D shapes are the faces?
  3. Draw the 2-D faces.

Monday 8th June Maths – 2-d shapes on the face of 3-d shapes

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 1 – Unit fractions

Music

Today you will be using jam jars (or glasses of water) to experiment with different notes.

See here for how to do it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd748xs

You can also have a go at ‘Monster Grid’ in Busy Things to further explore notes and tones.

 

Offline Activity

Here’s a seaside word search for you to do: Seaside word search

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 5th June

Happy Friday Year 2!

 

What has been the highlight of your week so far?

 

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

 

https://youtu.be/GXK2Q6KzK-M

 

Here is your Mental Maths test:

 

https://youtu.be/XJ-eAk_tBOs

 

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

 

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

 

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

English

Today I would like you to write a detailed description of Hamish to cat and draw an illustration of Hamish. On the second page is a word bank to help along with a picture of Hamish for inspiration.

Friday 5th June English

 

Maths

Today you are going to be answering multiplication and division word problems with more than one step.

Friday 5th June Maths – Word problems

 

Humanities

Your new Humanities topic is Seaside holidays in the past. Today you are going to be identify features of a seaside holiday.

Lesson 1 – Features of a seaside holiday

 

Art

Before you begin your art today, you are going to stop and think. What 5 things make you feel great? They might be something calming like reading or a hug. They might be something more active like cycling. You might feel good when you look at or learn about animals or sit in the sunshine. Write down 5 things that make you feel great. Like a ‘feel good’ recipe!

All you need to start the activity today are a pencil, crayons or felt tips and a piece of paper.

  1. Carefully, trace around one of your hands. Be careful to keep the hand really still!
  2. Turn your paper on its side. Write each of your 5 ‘feel good’ or calming activities on each finger.
  3. Make beautiful patterns around the hand. Patterns are the same shape repeated. You should be able to fit about 5 different patterns into the space around your hand.

Put your art somewhere where you can see it everyday. If you ever feel a bit sad (we all do sometimes!) go to your ‘feel good’ hand and choose an activity to do.

Have a brilliant weekend.

Miss Whiting

 

Thursday 4th June

Hello Year 2!

 

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

 

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

 

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

Let’s extend those dance routines today. Make up another verse and teach it to your family.

 

English

Today you are going to be identifying whether a sentence is a question, command, exclamation or a statement. Cut out the sentences on page two and stick them in the correct box.

Thursday 4th June English

 

Maths

You are going to be looking at how multiplication can be done in any order, but division of one number by another cannot.

Thursday 4th June Maths – Multiplication and division

 

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-4-Odd-and-even-numbers

 

Science

Today you are going to be exploring and describing a micro-habitat.

 

Firstly, have a look through the microhabitat PowerPoint on JIT. After this, walk around your garden or maybe the park to explore micro-habitats that you could find. Use the sheet below to record your findings. How many different habitats did you find? Does a habitat always need to be something big like a desert, rainforest or field?

Lesson 6 – Micro-habitat

 

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 5

 

Offline activity

Choose one of the three minibeasts and their habitats sheets below. Draw a line from each minibeast to the place where you might find it.

Minibeasts and their habitats

 

Once you have completed this activity, listen to this fun song about minibeasts and their habitats: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/andys-raps-minibeasts/zfwbhbk

 

Have a good evening!

Miss Whiting

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning Year 2!

 

Are you having a good week so far? What has been your favourite activity? If you are keeping a diary, make a note of it in there!

 

PE

I would like you to make up a dance routine to the verse and chorus of your favourite song. After you’ve made up your routine, you’re going to become the teacher and teach the routine to someone in your house.

Have you tried ‘Just Dance’ yet? Search for Just Dance on YouTube and pick a clip to dance along to!

Fancy something more relaxing?

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

English

Today you have a reading comprehension based on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat’. Read through the book on JIT to help you.

Wednesday 3rd June English

 

Maths

Today you are going to be using multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables as well as recognising odd and even numbers. Cut out the calculations on page one and stick them in the correct column on page 2.

Wednesday 3rd June Maths – Multiplication and division

 

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-3-Make-equal-groups-grouping

 

R.E.

Read through the Parable of the Rich Fool and discuss the Christian belief that being greedy is wrong. Do you agree that unlike the farmer, we should think about the needs of other people and remember always to thank God for the things that we have?

Lesson 1 – The Rich Fool

The Rich Fool Parable powerpoint

 

P.S.H.E

Read through the 40 acts of kindness information sheet. I would like you to choose 5 kind things from this sheet that you could do today.

40 acts of kindness

 

Offline activity

Have a go at this classic game of I spy. This is something I used to play in the car when I was younger.

 I Spy

I Spy Checklist

 

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 2nd June

Morning Year 2!

How are you being helpful this week? What could you nip and do right now to help someone else? It feels great making someone else feel great!

PE

Have a positive start to your day with Joe Wicks’ exercise video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

Have you made yourself an obstacle course this week? Remember the ideas that we came up with to help us create an obstacle course: 10 star jumps, running, high knees, 5 burpees, 5 press ups, side steps and squats. Remember if you’ve already made up an obstacle course, think about how you could make it harder. You could do more of each exercise, do the whole thing twice or even add in some equipment such as a hula-hoop to jump through or a skipping rope to jump over. Have you challenged your family to do the obstacle course yet?

 

English

Read through our exciting new English book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat’, which you will find on JIT. Here’s a video clip of me reading the book:

 

https://youtu.be/rbc_kS70cq0

 

Once you’ve read and/or listened the book, write seven questions that Mr and Mrs Grinling could ask Hamish when he returned to the lighthouse. Remember to use capital letters, question marks, question words and joined up handwriting. Here are some question words to help: why, where, what, when, who, which and how.

Tuesday 2nd June English

 

Maths

For Maths today I would like you to find, name and write fractions of a shape including 1/3, ¼, 2/4, ¾. There is an extension for you to complete on page two.

Tuesday 2nd June Maths – Fractions

 

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-2-Make-equal-groups-sharing

 

Computing

In computing today, we would like you to use the computer to draw a picture of something that you did (or ate or played!) during your half term. Go into JIT5 choose a background and off you go! If you can’t find JIT5 use any computer program you have access to – always check with an adult!

 

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

 

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

 

Offline Activity

Write a postcode to someone of your choice. It could be a friend, family member or maybe even your teacher.

Postcard

 

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 1st June

Good morning everybody,

 

How was your half term? What did you get up to? What beautiful weather it was in London! I went on lots of walks and cooked lots of delicious food.

 

P.E

Let’s kick start the new term with Joe Wicks’ exercise video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

Or some yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

If you fancy something a little different, could you make yourself an obstacle course? For example you could include: 10 star jumps, running (on the spot if you do not have a lot of space), high knees, 5 burpees, 5 press ups, side steps and squats. Be your own Joe Wicks and make your own challenge for your family!

 

English

I would like you to write a recount of your half term holiday. Check that you have used the correct punctuation, adverbs, paragraphs conjunctions and suffixes. Try to use your neatest writing. I can’t wait to read about what you have been up to!

Monday 1st June English

 

Maths

Today you are going to be telling and writing the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and drawing the hands on a clock face to show these times.

Monday 1st June Maths – Time

 

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson-1-The-10-times-table

 

Music

Be a DJ! Have a go at creating your own music: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/eyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise/z4sq92p

What will be your DJ name?

If you would rather do something away from the screen, why not ask your mum, dad or grandparent what their favourite song is? There might be a few. Why is this their favourite song? Play the song and listen to it with them, maybe even have a little dance or sing along.

 

Offline Activity

Think about how we could protect our habitat. Have a look at this beach habitat and think about if there is anything on the beach that can be harmful.

Protecting beach habitats

 

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 22nd May

 

Happy Friday Year 2!

 

What has been the highlight of your week so far? Did you achieve your goals you set at the beginning of the week?

 

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

 

https://youtu.be/4ib3sYTfiRA

 

From now on, your times tables test is becoming a Mental Maths test:

 

https://youtu.be/n42rRCvXLSk

 

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

 

PE

Let’s have another go at this extremely fun activity…

 

When somebody shouts 1, 2 or 3 you have to do the exercise given below.

1 = press ups , 2 = High knees jump, 3 = Lunges (one on each leg). 10 = 5 second sprint (on the spot if you don’t have space).

 

Now ask someone to shout a number every thirty seconds (about). Between numbers you should jog on the spot or around the garden.

 

Otherwise, choose one of the below:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

English

You might want to read or listen to Katie Morag one last time before you start today’s task.

Today, you are going to rewrite the Katie Morag story using all the grammar and punctuation that we have been learning about.

 

Before you begin, carefully read through the success criteria. If you find it helpful, write down a word or two that you could use for each success criteria point. For example, next to ‘- Use time connectives’ you could write ‘then’ and ‘after that’.

 

Here is the worksheet: Friday 22nd May English

 

Maths

We are going to finish the week by looking at finding the missing number in a number sentence.

Can you remember any strategies to help you?

You could count on using your fingers or using a number line. You could also use the inverse or the commutative law to help you.

Watch this to remind yourself of the inverse: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zc26sbk

 

Worksheet: Friday 22nd May Maths

 

Humanities – Geography

For today’s lesson you are going to be using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of your surroundings. Firstly, read through the information page (first sheet) and then complete the activity (second sheet). For the activity, you will be going for a walk of your surrounding area and will be taking notes, photographs and drawings of the key features you see as you walk around the area. Think about what key features you need to include and what symbols do you need to include. Use the symbols on sheet one to help you.

 

Lesson 4 – Walk and draw map around your local area

 

Art

Hillary’s are on the lookout for the next budding designer and they want you to create your very own blind and share it with them using the hashtag #MyHillarysblind on social media. Their favourite design will win a £500 Hillarys voucher, their design made in to a real Roller blind, a kid’s hamper filled with goodies and the chance for it to be included in our latest collection.

 

Here’s the template:

 

Take a look at the website for more details:

https://www.hillarys.co.uk/static/design-a-blind/

 

Have a lovely May half term!

Miss Whiting

Thursday 21st May

Hello Year 2!

 

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

 

Let’s start the day off with a quiz:

https://youtu.be/oCaBdpa8slo

 

PE

Why not learn a different dance routine today?

https://youtu.be/QfzRP6V5rE4

 

I can’t wait to hear all about how you get on with this routine and see some videos. You can also do a yoga activity or Joe Wicks session:

 

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

English

In English today you are going to become detectives on the lookout for adjectives, adverbs and time connectives. Any of those sound unfamiliar? Use the clips below to help you.

 

Adverbs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zgsgxfr

 

Adjectives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

 

Sentence starters, adverbs and connectives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpctsg8

 

Here is the worksheet: Thursday 21st May English

 

Maths

‘Half’, ‘double’ and ‘equal’ are the star words of the day!

If you were going to give half a fish finger to your friend, you would chop it right down the middle, making two equal parts.

If you wanted to double the number of Pokemon cards you had, you would need to buy the same (or equal) amount again. Put them together and you would have double!

Remember to do your working out on a piece of paper as you carefully work through the sheet.

 

Worksheet: Thursday 21st May Maths

 

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 4 – The 5 times-table

 

Science

You are going to be exploring what habitat a particular animal lives in. For each habitat, I would like you to draw and label an animal that would live in that particular habitat. Find the worksheet below, which you will also find on JIT:

Lesson 5 – Explore different habitats

 

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

 

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 4

 

Offline activity

You are going to be going on a very exciting safari adventure!

 

Adults, before starting this adventure, you will need to cut out and hide the footprints that are on page three without the children knowing.

 

Year 2, it’s time for a big adventure. We’re off on safari! But before you set off, you’ll need some binoculars… Follow the steps on page one for how to make your binoculars.

 

When you’ve made your binoculars, walk around your home with a safari card (page three) and tick off the animal footprints that you find.

Safari Adventure

 

Once you have completed this activity, take a look at the animals in Dublin Zoo at feeding time: https://www.dublinzoo.ie

 

Why don’t you choose your favourite animal and draw a picture of it?

 

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Year 2!

 

How is your week so far? What has been your favourite activity?

 

PE

For today’s P.E. activity I would like you to learn the following dance routine:

 

https://youtu.be/sNog54ovi8Q

 

I can’t wait to hear all about how you get on and see some videos. You can also do a yoga activity or Joe Wicks session:

 

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

 

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

English

You might want to start today’s lesson by rereading the story or listening to me read it here: https://youtu.be/xCP7OzqFqtY

 

Now you are going to have a go at recording the main events in the story. I have done the first three sentences for you to get you started. You might want to add another sentence below mine to give more information about what happened. There is an ‘adjectives’ box where you can write any adjectives you can think of to describe the nouns in the sentence.

 

Make sure you read through the success criteria before you begin.

All sentences must be in the past tense and you should include: full stops, capital letters, time connectives (these have been given to you), adjectives and commas.

Worksheet:  Wednesday 20th May English

 

Maths

Today in maths we will be revisiting the ‘Commutative Law’. Say ‘Commutative Law’ a couple of times to get used to it. You might think it sounds scary but you know it already I am sure! If 1 + 3 = 4 then we know that 3 + 1 must also be 4. You get the same answer both times, it doesn’t matter what order the numbers are in!

 

Top tip: In the commutative law the numbers stay the same, they just change places!

Worksheet: Wednesday 20th May Maths

 

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 3 – The 2 times-table

 

R.E.

We are going to be learning about why the festival of Raksha Bandhan is special for Hindus. I would like you to look through the ‘Rakhi PowerPoint’ on JIT and answering the questions on the worksheet. After that, you are going to be designing your own rakhi bracelet for someone you care about. Find the worksheet attached below, which you will also find on JIT:

Lesson 5 – Rahki

 

P.S.H.E

For today’s activity you are going to make a Worry Doll that is unique to you. You can tell your worry to the doll and place it under your pillow or by your bed at night. In the morning, hopefully you will feel better and not as worried. I have a attach a guidance below of how to make your very own Worry Doll:

Worry Dolls Guidance

 

Offline activity

For today’s offline activity I would like you to write a poem. Your challenge is the start each line with the next letter of the alphabet from A all the way to Z. For example:

 

A new day is beginning,

Beautiful butterflies fly,

Caterpillars crawling all around,

Dancing on the muddy ground.

 

Elephants move through the jungle,

Fish swim in the seas,

Gorillas make nests to sleep in,

Happily as can be.

 

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 19th May

Morning Year 2!

Let’s start the morning by singing ‘Over The Rainbow. Get those guitars and heavenly voices ready:

The track:

https://youtu.be/BiEF5SrAZUU

The backing track:

https://youtu.be/fzb85SwS79E

And the lyrics:

Over The Rainbow lyrics

PE

I would like to you build an obstacle course. Brainstorm obstacles and set up a course in your house, garden or at the park. Take turns with people in your house running it and see if each of you can improve your own time each time you do the obstacle. You can also do a yoga activity or Joe Wicks session:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

This is Year 2’s English lesson.

What punctuation can you see in my sentence above? Some of you might have spotted the ‘apostrophe’. It is a long word, say it a couple of times to get used to it! This is a possessive apostrophe and it tells us that this English lesson belongs to Year 2.

Watch this clip before you begin: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Here is your worksheet:

Tuesday 19th May English

Maths

More adding and subtracting but this time three numbers at a time!

Work slowly and carefully through the sheet and watch out for the change from addition to subtraction half way through!

Here is your worksheet:

Tuesday 19th May Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 2 – Use arrays

Computing

On the program Jit5 or J2e5, which you will find this icon on the same page that you would find my files on JIT, I would like you to create a poster based on an animal of your choice. Your poster must include an image and three facts about your animal.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

Today you are going to be going on a treasure hunt! I would like you to try and find all of the things on my list:

Treasure Hunt

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 18th May

Good morning everybody,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Let’s start the week by making two goals. My goal is to exercise more and complete a 1000 piece puzzle. What’s yours?

It was fantastic to see your work uploaded onto JIT last week. You’ve all been working so hard. A massive well done to each and every one of you! Here is a reminder of how to upload your work to JIT:

https://youtu.be/bClOyocStIM

Activities can be downloaded, printed off and then a photo of the completed work uploaded.

PE

For today’s P.E activity, I would like you to set up a relay race. Running a relay race is great exercise, but working to set up a relay race is also a good way to teach teamwork and sportsmanship. You can also do a yoga activity or Joe Wicks session:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today we are going to be looking at VERBS. What is a verb? I’ll give you a clue… ‘reading’ is a verb, so are ‘running’, ‘walked’, ‘seeing’, ‘jumps’ and ‘drinking’. Verbs are ‘doing’ words. Repeat that a couple of times to help it sink in! Can you think of any?

Which word is the verb in the title ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail’? (Answer: ‘Delivers’ because it is the ‘doing’ word).

Here is a video to support today’s work: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

How do you know if a verb is in the past tense or the present tense?

Watch this video to help you: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82

Once you have done that, take a look at the PDF of the story (see JIT) or watch me reading it again:

Can you identify a few verbs in the story? Are they in the past or present tense? If they are in the past tense, how could you put them in the present tense and vice versa?

Now have a go at the worksheet:

Monday 18th May English

The verbs that need to be sorted are on the second page.

Maths

Today you will be practicing adding and subtracting 2 two-digit numbers. Quite a mouthful!

Do your working out on a piece of paper before entering your answer on JIT, if you are using JIT.

What could you use to help you?

You could use a number line. Do take away ten in one jump otherwise you will be jumping for a long time!

You could use the tens and ones frame. Remember, if there are not enough ones you need to swap one ten for ten ones.

Take your time. Here is the worksheet:

Monday 18th May Maths

If you want to take a look at some slightly easier two digit numbers today, here is a BBC Bitesize lesson on bonds to 100: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znmpf4j

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 1 – Multiplication sentences using the x symbol

Music

Today you are going to make your very own guitars using tissue boxes, shoe boxes without the lids or fruit punnets.

What to do:

Use the box for the base of the instrument and take four to six rubber bands. Wrap the rubber bands around the base, the long way, and make sure there is space between the rubber bands. Now experiment with ways of making sounds with the bands. What is it that makes the sound? Vibrations.

Following this, I would like you to learn the song ‘Over The Rainbow’. Try to use your guitar within the song.

Here are the lyrics:

Over The Rainbow lyrics

The track:

https://youtu.be/BiEF5SrAZUU

And the backing track:

https://youtu.be/fzb85SwS79E

Offline Activity

The memory game! Today you are going to make a memory tray… this can include up to 5 small items. Make them very different – like an apple, a bottle top, a hairclip, a crayon etc. Then cover the tray with a tea towel. Look at all the items for a minute. Then look away, ask someone to remove an item before you look at the tray again. What has been removed? Can you name the missing item?

To make it harder, they could move the objects around before removing one or even add more items before starting again!

How far does your memory stretch!?

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 15th May

Happy Friday Year 2!

What has been the highlight of your week so far?

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

https://youtu.be/ryGLVjXbfVg

And the times tables test:

https://youtu.be/KyqIXo3feZU

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks. If you fancy something different, why don’t you practice some of your gymnastics skills? Make sure you only do things you have practiced in class and you are on a soft surface.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

For today’s English task, I would like you to punctuate the sentences on your sheet. Read the sentences and add the missing capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks. You will find the worksheet below and on JIT:

Friday 15th May English

Maths

For today’s task you are going to be revising your subtraction skills. You will be completing number sequences, subtracting 2-digit and 1-digit numbers as well as multiples of 10. For your extension, you will be subtracting three 2-digit numbers. I have made a blank tens and one’s frame sheet for you to use for your workings out. Attached below is your worksheet and the tens and one’s frame sheet, which you were also find on JIT:

Friday 15th May Maths

Tens and ones frame

Humanities – Geography

Today you are going to be planning perspectives to recognise and create landmarks. Use the space on the sheet along with the shapes to create a plan of the classroom. You can either cut out the shapes to use on your plan or draw the shapes yourself.

Find the worksheet attached below with the shapes and also an example of a finished classroom plan. You will also find these on JIT:

Lesson 3 – classroom plan

Lesson 3 – Example

Art

Not long after Leonardo Da Vinci died, an artist called Giuseppe Arcimboldo was born. Arcimboldo was born in the year 1527, in Italy. Now get ready to look very carefully! Arcimboldo created portraits out of some different objects that you might recognize….

(Find work on JIT)

What did you see in each season’s pictures?

Which way are the faces facing? Out of the frame or to the side?

Which one was your favourite and why?

Today your challenge is to create your own portrait using materials around you. This could be flowers and leaves, or it could be fruit and vegetables (ask an adult to help you if you need to slice anything) or it could even be pencils, lego, rubbers, socks, books… Let your imagination run wild!

Think carefully about colours and shapes to help you make your face. Once you have finished take a picture – we would love to see what you have made!

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

Miss Whiting

Thursday 14th May

Hello Year 2!

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

PE

Fancy a new activity?

Try this:

When somebody shouts 1, 2 or 3 you have to do the exercise given below.

1 = press ups , 2 = High knees jump, 3 = Lunges (one on each leg). 10 = 5 second sprint (on the spot if you don’t have space).

Now ask someone to shout a number every thirty seconds (about). Between numbers you should jog on the spot or around the garden.

Otherwise, choose one of the below:

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

In English you are going to be using conjunctions in sentences. For your first activity, you need to insert the correct conjunction into the written sentences. After this, I would like you to write a paragraph about the story using the conjunctions in your word bank. Try to extend your sentences by using expanded noun phrases. Find the sheet attached below and also on JIT:

Thursday 14th May English

Here’s a video and activity to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z9wvqhv

Maths

For today’s task I would like you to add a 2-digit number to another 2-digit number crossing ten. Remember to use your tens and ones to help you. Another really important thing to remember is to exchange. I would then like you to add three 2-digit numbers crossing ten. Attached below is your worksheet, which you will find on JIT:

Thursday 14th May Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 4 Bonds to 100 (tens and ones)

Science

In today’s Science lesson you will be taking a virtual trip to the seaside! Close your eyes and think about the smells and sounds of the seaside for a moment!

Before you start the worksheet, there is a dominoes activity on page 2 to cut out and complete. If you cannot print them, then perhaps you could draw and write the dominoes yourselves. Have you played dominoes before? The aim today is to match the right word to the right picture. You should make a long trail of animals and plants found at the seaside.

Once you have completed the dominoes activity, complete page 1 of the sheet:

Lesson 4 – seaside habitats

For you animal lovers out there, you might want to watch the animals in Dublin Zoo at feeding time here: https://www.dublinzoo.ie

Handwriting

To be confirmed Monday

Offline activity

Loo roll animals! Feeling inspired by a virtual visit to Dublin Zoo (see Science)?

Today you can turn your loo roll holders into animals. Here is how:

Toilet Roll Animals

Have a lovely day!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Year 2!

Are you enjoying Katie Morag? Would you want to be her friend? I know I would!

PE

Start your day off with an activity, take your pick:

 

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

If you want to make your own activity, go for it! So long as your body is moving!

English

For English today, we are going to be considering the thoughts, feelings and actions of the well-known character Katie Morag. Firstly, you need to re-read the story ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail’. Katie Morag came across several obstacles on her journey. I want you to think carefully about how she felt, what she was thinking and what she did at the different moments I’ve selected on your work sheet. Remember to always explain why. Attached below is your worksheet for today, which you will also find on JIT:

Wednesday 13th May English

Maths

Today you are going to be revising your addition skills. You will be completing number sequences, adding 2-digit numbers to 1-digit numbers and adding 2-digit numbers to multiples of 10. For your extension, you will be adding three numbers together. I have made a blank tens and one’s frame sheet for you to use for your workings out. Attached below is your worksheet and the tens and one’s frame sheet, which you were also find on JIT:

Wednesday 13th May Maths

Tens and ones frame

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 3 Subtract 2-digit numbers

R.E.

In RE we will be continuing to learn about Hinduism.

Do you know what the word ‘worship’ means? Clue: You might worship God by praying, going to church or singing hymns. Today we will be focusing on how Hindus worship.

 

Start by taking a look at this sheet:

Support Sheet – Puja

On the second page is the ‘Fact File’. Use this to help you complete the worksheet:

Lesson 4 – Puja

P.S.H.E

Today you can either continue with, or begin your Time Capsule:

Time capsule

Here is a breathing activity to try called ‘Starfish Breaths’. Think about how you feel before you begin. Then think about how you feel once you have completed the ‘Starfish’!

Offline activity

Today you will be thinking about the clouds in the sky. Take a couple of minutes to study the clouds in the sky. Look at the shapes and textures that you can see. If you cannot see any clouds in the sky (lucky you!), you might want to see if you can remember what clouds look like.

Did any of the clouds look like something else?

You might be thinking, ‘What are clouds?’

Clouds are made up of lots of tiny water droplets floating in the sky. They are at different heights.

Now, with a pencil and paper try to draw the clouds. Perhaps, like a Surrealist artist, you could turn them into something else. Could you add ears or eyes to make them into something. Keep turning the paper around to see if you can see anything in your drawing.

If you are interested in clouds, you can find out more here (you might need an adult to help you):

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools/other-content/other-resources/what-are-clouds

Have a great Wednesday!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 12th May

Morning Year 2!

I hope you have had a good start to your week. Maybe take a moment now to think of a goal for the rest of the week. Is there anything you want to work on?

PE

Start your day in an active way. You might want to play a game of ‘Touch the Colour’ with a member of your family. The member of your family has to say a colour and then you need to touch something in your home, ideally in the room, which is that colour as quickly and safely as you can!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

For English today I would like you to start by reading through the book ‘Kate Morag Delivers the Mail’, which you can find on JIT. Attached below is your comprehension exercise, which you also find on JIT:

Tuesday 12th May English

Maths

For today’s task I would like you to identify number bonds to 20 and 100. Remember to draw your tens and ones to help you. Attached below is the work sheet, which you will also find on JIT:

Tuesday 12th May Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 2 Add 2-digit numbers

Computing

To start, I would like you to make a list on a scrap piece of paper of all the information that you must NEVER share online. Do not write the information itself but what information that is. I’ll get you started: your full name, where you go to school…

Now take a look at this site: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/6-7-year-olds/ .

If you select ‘Personal Information’ then you can see the full list of information that you must never share online.

Did you miss any? If so, add them onto your list. Now take a look around the rest of the site to refresh your memory about how to stay safe online in different ways.

If you would like to, you could now make a poster reminding yourself and the people around you about how to stay safe online.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

Today you are going to reflect!

Think of…

  1. An activity you have done for the first time during lockdown. Have you baked something new? Learnt something new? Created a new dance? Jo Wicks?
  2. Something you have done or made which you are proud
  3. Something that made you laugh. This could be something somebody said or did or something you watched…

Take a couple of minutes now and think about these different activities which you have done during the lockdown. If you have a diary you could write them directly in there, if not, write them and draw them in a notebook or on a piece of paper.

Have the best day!

Miss Whiting

Monday 11th May

Good morning everybody,

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend. Did you do anything to celebrate VE Day? What was the best part? On Thursday you will be doing an activity that needs loo roll holders, so ask mum or dad to keep hold of them!

Here is a reminder of how to upload your work to JIT:

https://youtu.be/bClOyocStIM

Activities can be downloaded, printed off and then a photo of the completed work uploaded.

PE

On your feet! Get moving in whichever way your body feels like this morning. That might be dancing, Jo Wicks-ing, doing an obstacle course or a more relaxing exercise like yoga. Take your pick!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

In English today we are starting an exciting new book ‘Katie Morag Delivers the Mail’ by Mairi Hedderwick. For today’s lesson you are going to be using drama to explore alternative endings.

Task one:

Start reading the book and stop at various points to predict what you think will happen next. Use the illustrations for clues. Stop at the point where Katie Morag falls into the water. The final line will be ‘She slipped on a slithery stone and fell into the water, mailbag and all.’ At this point, I would like you to predict what you think will happen next.

You will find the PDF of the book ‘Kate Morag Delivers the Mail’ on JIT.

Task two:

As a household, your task for today is to create and perform the scene for what you predict will happen next. Think about why you think this will happen next. Decide who is going to play what character. The character options are Katie Morag, baby Liam, Mr McColl, Mrs McColl and Grannie. To help get into your chosen role, really think about how you would feel if this were to happen to you.

Task three:

To finish, read the final few pages of the book and discus whether you liked the ending or not and why. How did it compare to what you wanted to happen? Do you think the author made a wise choice in choosing this ending?

Here is a video of me reading the story to listen to once you have finished your work:

https://youtu.be/xCP7OzqFqtY

Maths

For Maths today, you will be using your reasoning skills to work out mathematical questions. There is a variety of word problems for you to answer. Remember to underline any key numbers and check if you need to use times, division, add or subtraction. Remember that there may be more than one step to your word problem.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Monday 11th May Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Monday 11th May – Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. If you would like to complete some additional Maths work, here is the lesson that they have set for today:

Lesson 1 Add and subtract 10s

Music

Today you will be doing ‘Body percussion’.

Which part of your body can you use to make sounds?

Follow the link to the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjcwqp3

You will need a partner for activity two!

Offline Activity

For today’s offline activity, all you need is a pencil and paper. You are going to sit at your window for a couple of minutes and just watch the world go by! If you can see a tree or any greenery even better! This is a ‘looking’ exercise, so really focus and look at the colours and small details as much as you can for a couple of minutes. Everything that you saw in those couple of minutes you are going to draw on your paper. If you saw a bird flying past, a bee or a fly, a gust of wind blowing the leaves, a car passing, record all of these things on your paper in a drawing.

What season are we in? Are any of the things that you saw a sign that we are in this season?

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Thursday 7th May

Hello Year 2!

I hope you are all ready and raring for your last day of learning for the week. Give it your all!

Today’s Offline activity is to design your own ‘Super Bear’. John Lewis needs your help to design a superhero teddy bear! The winning teddy will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS.

Scroll down on this page to watch the video about it:

https://www.johnlewis.com/content/your-partners-through-it-all/feel-good-friday

You have to share your superhero teddy bear design with John Lewis by 5pm on 8 May 2020.

Share your designs by email to; designyoursuperbear@johnlewis.co.uk

 

or post them through a public Instagram or Twitter account with the hashtag

#DesignYourSuperBear

Here is the template: DesignYourSuperBear

Good luck!!

 

Now, let’s start the day with a fun filled quiz:

https://youtu.be/ECDP07saiXA

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

As tomorrow is a bank holiday, here is your weekly spelling test:

https://youtu.be/ECDP07saiXA

And your times tables test:

https://youtu.be/42rfs5fSOlo

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

You might want to do some exercise to wake your body up if you haven’t already!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

In English today you will tackling the homophones ‘their’, ‘there’ and ‘they’re’.

First watch this BBC Bitesize clip:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/z3cxrwx

Now have a go at the worksheet: Thursday 7th May English

Remember that if you ever need to check your answer you can go back to the video clip to help you. These are tricky so do not worry if you find it hard!

Maths

For Maths today, we are going to be revising our arithmetic skills. There will be a mixture of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fraction number problems.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Thursday 7th May Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Thursday 7th May Maths – Arithmetic

Here is a video link to support your multiplication and division learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-multiplication-and-division-with-clara-the-hen/zbt9scw

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 4 May)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Science

Today in Science, we are going to be looking into how living things need to live in suitable habitats in order to survive. You need to put all the animals from the word bank in the correct box to show which habitat they live in. Some animals might be able to live in more than one type of habitat. Find the worksheet attached below:

Lesson 3 – Habitat worksheet

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 3

Offline activity

Either Design Your Super Bear (see the start of the blog) or listen to Julia Donaldson online at 4pm.

Have a happy VE Day tomorrow!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Year 2!

We are half way through another week. What do you want to work on today? Set yourself a goal. It could be handwriting or your focus. You decide!

PE

Can you remember the dance you made up last week? If not, can you remember one of your class assembly dances? Have a go at doing it now! See how far you get!

Otherwise, here are the usual options!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

More homophones! Today we are going to focus on some particularly tricky homophones; too, two and to. Can you put each of them into a sentence?

Here is the worksheet:

Wednesday 6th May English

Here is a video to support today’s learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z22yqhv/articles/zc4jpbk

Maths

For Maths today, you are going to be answering division problems within the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables in number problems and word problems.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Wednesday 6th May Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Wednesday 6th May Maths – Division

Here are some links to videos and an activity to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-division-with-mighty-red/zrh9scw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h/articles/z9jxhv4

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 4 May)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

R.E.

Today you are going to a Mandir (Hindu Temple) with Charlie and Blue:

https://www.reonline.org.uk/resources/charlie-and-blue-hear-all-about-hindu-worship/

Once you have watched the video, ask yourself these questions:

  • What did Charlie do before she went into the Mandir?
  • What was she wearing?
  • What did she take off? Clue. You might be wearing some right now, if not then you will definitely put some on before you go outside!
  • What do people take with them to give to one of the Gods?
  • Were lots of people talking inside the Mandir?

Now have a go at completing the worksheet:

Lesson 3 – Mandir week

PSHE

We thought it would be a really nice idea to make a covid-19 time capsule booklet for your future self to look back on. Take your time to fill in the pages. This can be an on-going activity for the next few days. Attached below is the booklet:

Time capsule

Offline activity

Have you still got your compass? If so, use this for your treasure hunt. Think about what obstacles could get in your way.

Use language, such as, two steps north, two steps east, three steps north, one step west and one step south.

Think about where you want to bury your treasure.

We want you to make your very own real life treasure hunt.

Have a good evening,

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 5th May

Morning Year 2

I hope you are having a good start to your week. Did you make your bed this morning? If not, quickly go and do that now before you begin!

PE

Time to get moving and shaking…

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

In English we will be continuing with homophones. Do you remember what that long word ‘homophones’ means? Can you remember any homophones?

Today you will be using homophones to complete sentences. Make sure you (not ewe!) use the right one! Here is the worksheet:

Tuesday 5th May English

Maths

For Maths today, you will be answering multiplication problems within the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables in number problems and word problems.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Tuesday 5th May Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Tuesday 5th May Maths – Multiplication

Here are some links to videos and an activity to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h/articles/z3tvcj6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h/articles/zc7ygdm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h/articles/zw8qxfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h/articles/zq3rk2p

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 4 May)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Computing

For today’s computing lesson, I would like you to complete the activities ‘Adventure 1A:The Head Hunter’ and ‘Adventure 1B: The Lava Palaver’ on Busy Things.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

For your offline activity, you might want to finish either your puppet show (if you started one last week) or your Leonardo invention. If you have finished these and want to do something different, here is an idea:

‘Texture Treasure Hunt’

Find a blank piece of paper and a crayon or a pencil. You are going to create a ‘patchwork’ of different textures. Fold your page in half and then into quarters to make 4 square sections, then repeat to make 8 sections. Find 8 different surfaces to lay your paper on top of and secure (either hold down firmly or tape) before colouring quite lightly over the top to ‘collect’ the texture.

Examples of different surfaces:

  • Wooden table top
  • Tea towel
  • A coin
  • A cushion

Do you want to challenge someone to guess where each texture is from?

Have a great day!

Miss Whiting

 

Monday 4th May

Good morning everybody,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. What was the best part? Perhaps some of you became great inventors and made something amazing? Maybe you enjoyed reading or listening to a story?

PE

On your feet! Get moving in whichever way your body feels like this morning. That might be dancing, Jo Wicks-ing, doing an obstacle course or a more relaxing exercise like yoga. Take your pick!

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today we are going to start reading our new book, so kick back and enjoy listening:

https://youtu.be/m5OrDq51Dis

Here is a BBC Bitesize clip to support your learning today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/zc84cwx

There is a PDF of the book in JIT.

Now, have a go at the worksheet:

Monday 4th May English

If you struggle with your spellings and would like to do some phonics, have a go at this Bitesize lesson: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbpr47h

 

Maths

For Maths today, I would like you to find a fraction of an amount in number problems and word problems. Remember our steps: Share the amount between the denominator (the bottom number) and then count the amount of groups in the numerator (the top number). Use your times table and division knowledge to help you.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Monday 4th May Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Monday 4th May Maths – Fractions

Here are some links to videos and an activity to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-fractions-with-joe-tracini/zmjy2sg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82/articles/zq2yfrd

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 4 May)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Music

For music today, login to Busy Things- Music- select ‘Musical Garden’  touch around the garden and build different layers of sound.login to Busy Things and experiment with sound in ‘High and Low’. If this really interests you and you want to experiment, find an elastic band or a string of some sort. Stretch it (tightly) over a hollow surface and see if you can make different sounds with it.

Offline Activity

Do you remember what a Mandala is?

Here are some examples:

Mandalas

What shapes can you see? Which Mandala is your favourite and why?

Today you are going to have a go at drawing your own and colouring it in, here is a template to help you:

Design your own Mandala

If you want to do something more relaxing and you have a printer, print off the examples and colour them in. This is a mindfulness exercise for children that they do in some Hindu schools around the world.

Have a happy Monday!

Miss Whiting

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday Year 2!

What has been the highlight of your week so far? PE with Jo? Maybe you liked the Lighthouse Keepers Lunch story? Perhaps the Maths was a fun challenge!?

Since it is a Friday, here is the spelling test:

https://youtu.be/OJeFONEI_JU

And the times tables test:

https://youtu.be/n8-QiujZ-oc

If you get anything wrong, it is really good practice to write the correct answer next to your mistake. This will help the correct answer sink into your brain!

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

English

Today you are going to be writing your story that you planned yesterday. Story writing takes a lot of concentration. So make sure your work space is clear and as quiet as possible.

Put your plan from yesterday right in front of you, read through it and add any final ideas. Now get a different coloured pencil and add some adjectives and adverbs next to the things, people and places in your story to describe them and what they do. These will be very important to make your story as exciting and interesting as possible and to allow the reader to be able to picture your story in their mind.

Before you start, I would like you to try and write your own checklist of things that you must include in your writing. Some ideas could be; handwriting, full stops and capital letters, adverbs, exciting adjectives, time connectives (then, next, following that), exclamation sentences. You choose!

Here is the worksheet:  Friday 1st May English

Maths

There is a brilliant Government funded, home schooling resource called ‘Oak Academy Trust’. As you might have done yesterday, we recommend you do at least another couple of lessons today. Please see yesterday’s Maths post for more details, otherwise, see the instructions below:

  • Open the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/maths#subjects
  • Start at the top with the first lesson. ‘Click to start lesson’.
  • This will take you to a quiz. If your child gets full marks in the quiz, then move on to the next lesson.
  • Then close the quiz and click on ’Next Activity’ (bottom right), this will take you to the lesson itself. Then off they go…

We hope the children will really benefit from this ‘lesson style’ learning.

As ever, email either Lauren or I if you have any feedback or questions.

 

Humanities – Geography

For Humanities, you are going to be using compass points to navigate around a map.

Create your own map board game by cutting out pictures and placing them onto a treasure map in order to create obstacles that your partner has to try and avoid. You partner must try to navigate themselves around the map in order to find the treasure. Keep taking turns with this and swapping where you have put the pictures in order to create a new challenge. Use the vocabulary north, south, east and west whilst trying to reach the treasure. You could even use your compass that you created last week.

Here is the worksheet which contains the pictures and map:

Monday 1st May – Map and characters

Art

Tomorrow, May 2nd, is the anniversary of the death of a very famous artist called Leonardo Da Vinci. He was a great inventor and today you could be too!

Find worksheet here with all the information and activities:

Art Friday 1st May

Find attached your new spelling and times table homework in its usual place.

Have an amazing weekend!

Miss Whiting

Thursday 30th April

Hello Year 2!

I hope you are all ready and raring for your learning today. You might want to do some exercise to wake your body up if you haven’t already!

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

At 4pm today Julia Donaldson will be sharing one of her stories, poems or songs online. If that sounds like fun, join here: https://www.gruffalo.com

English

Lots of authors are inspired by artworks. Here is a video of Jaqueline Wilson, the famous author, in the Tate gallery looking at some paintings and explaining how they could inspire a story:

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/kids-view/jacqueline-wilsons-magical-tour-tate-britain

On the worksheet I have put either part of an artwork or an entire artwork:

Thursday 30th April English

Choose one and focus on it. If you want to, you can use another artwork as inspiration. Really look at your chosen art work and ask yourself:

What can you see?

Can you see a person or animal?

If yes, how is it feeling and why?

If no, could a person have been there or be going there?

What exciting, imaginary thing could happen next?

Tomorrow you will be writing a story inspired by this art work. Before that, you need to carefully plan your story so that it has a clear beginning, middle and end. Use this template to help you:

Story Planning template

Maths

There is a brilliant Government funded, home schooling resource called ‘Oak Academy Trust’. It has online lessons being taught by great teachers across the UK. The lessons have a lot of visuals, helpfully explained and they are also very interactive to keep the children on their toes! The lessons work on a phone or laptop and the children only need a pencil and paper. The lesson will allow them to self-mark which is a really important exercise to ensure that the ‘right-way’ sinks in.

We would like the children to have a go at doing at least a couple of lessons both today and tomorrow as a break from worksheets and as exposure to a different ’style’ of learning which we are lucky to have access to currently. It is up to you and your child how many you do. There are ten lessons in total and each one is 15 minutes long.

  • Open the link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/maths#subjects
  • Start at the top with the first lesson. ‘Click to start lesson’.
  • This will take you to a quiz. If your child gets full marks in the quiz, then move on to the next lesson.
  • Then close the quiz and click on ’Next Activity’ (bottom right), this will take you to the lesson itself. Then off they go…

We hope the children will really benefit from this ‘lesson style’ learning. If they really enjoy it, do have a look at the other lessons available in the Academy. As ever, email either Lauren or I if you have any feedback or questions.

Science

Today in Science, you are going to be sorting animals and plants into different habitats in order to understand that living things need to live in suitable habitats. You need to think carefully about whether each plant or animal lives in a pond, sea, forest or field. Talk to your grown up about what a habitat is and why animals and plants need to live in habitats that they are suited to. Here is your sorting activity pack:

Lesson 2 – Habitat sorting activity

Handwriting

On the line, write out each word three times/four times. Really focus on how the letters are formed and joined in the example.

Here is the handwriting worksheet:

Handwriting 2

You could also have a go at this activity on BBC Bitesize focussing on ‘Caterpillar Letters’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkbfy9q

 

Have a lovely day!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 29th April

Happy Wednesday Year 2!

I hope you’re having a brilliant week and enjoying all of the activities we have been setting.

PE

Start the day with some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Create a stage to perform your dance routine on and create your very own music video. Think about your performance face. Maybe even get a member of your family to join in with you.

English

Today you are going to be making additions, revisions and corrects to your work that you wrote yesterday. This is an important factor of the Year 2 curriculum. Work through the different sections of the worksheet and to finish off rewrite one of your paragraphs including all of your new adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, possessive apostrophe sentence and correct any spelling and punctuation mistakes.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Wednesday 29th April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Wedneday 29th April English

Maths

For Maths today you are going to solve problems involving measure. Work through each word problem and remember to show your workings out.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Wednesday 29th April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Wedneday 29th April Maths

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 27 April)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

R.E.

Continuing our work on Hinduism, we are going to be looking at how Hindus have sacred texts and reflect upon these teachings. Read through the information sheet on the Bhagavad Gita and then complete the worksheet where you have to draw or write what is at the heart of your life. Attached below is the information sheet and worksheet:

Lesson 2 – Bhagavad Gita

A request from Mr Perry: Please could you write a prayer and email it to your teacher.

P.S.H.E

The title for today’s lesson is ‘You can do it! You will need a partner and a ball or something you can throw for this activity. Find the activity instructions attached below:

You can do it!

Offline activity

This offline activity is a family group project, which can take place over the next few days.

You are going to create a puppet show for the book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Think about what you could use around your house to make the scenery. You could use a box to create the backdrop and different colour paper to decorate and create a stage. Watch this link for inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsiEtUkZ0hg

For the puppets, read through the instructions page below which shows you different puppet options and how to make them as well as things you could put in your creative waste basket:

Puppet show

Once you have finished creating your scenery and puppets, write a script for your puppet show. Try to learn the lines off by heart. Think about the different voices you would use for each character. Now it’s show time! Perform your puppet show to someone in your house.

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 28th April

Morning Year 2

How was your Monday? Did you make up some new lyrics to your favourite song? How was your dance routine? I’m sure it was fabulous!

PE

You’ve got lots of different options to start the day with something active. You could do some yoga, your own obstacle course or maybe even some Joe Wicks.

Yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Let’s extend those dance routines today. Make up another verse and teach it to your family.

English

Today you are going to write for different purposes. I want you to imagine that you are one of the naughty seagulls writing a letter to your cousin about the delicious lunches that you took from the lighthouse keeper and the trick that was played on you by Mrs Grinling. Remember to check the success criteria for all the different things to think about when writing your letter. Try to use verbs in the past tense, adverbs, adjectives, capital letters, full stops, question marks, your neatest handwriting, conjunctions and the correct red word spellings (you will find the red words attached where the homework is attached). I have put a word bank on the work sheet to help. Please look through all of your work you have done on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ to help you with this final write. I have also created an example letter for the class to read through for inspiration:

Tuesday 28th April – Letter example

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Tuesday 28th April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Tuesday 28th April English

Maths

For Maths today, you are going to be choosing and using suitable units of measure. Have a look at the pictures you have been given on the second page of your worksheet. For each of them, decide if you would use a ruler to measure the length in centimetres (cm), a measuring jug to measure the capacity in millilitres (ml) or weighing scales to measure the mass in grams (g). Cut out each picture and stick it into the correct column.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Tuesday 28th April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Tuesday 28th April Maths

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 27 April)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Computing

For today’s computing lesson, I would like you to start on ‘Project: Dancing 1’ on Busy Things. Then move on to the ‘Adventure Tutorial 1’.

Offline coding activity

For your offline coding activity, you are going to become a programmer and learn how to code using a Lego Maze. Firstly, you will need to build a Lego maze.

Following this, step by step, walk your Lego figure out of the maze from the starting point using words such as ‘move forward’ followed by ‘do this command 7 times’ (this is called looping). Here are some useful code words that you could use: forwards, backwards, turn left and turn right. Another example of a set of codes is: forwards 2 squares, turn left, forwards one square, turn right and forwards three squares.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

Offline Activity

I would like you to create your very own theme park. Think about what it would be called, what time it would open and close, what age it is suitable for, how many rides there are, what type of rides and what food places there would be. You could design it on a piece of paper or you could build it. I can’t wait to see them!

Have a brilliant Tuesday!

Miss Whiting

Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 2!

How was your weekend? What fun things did you do? I baked a carrot cake. It was delicious!

PE

Here is Joe Wicks’ exercise video to get you active this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

I would like you to make up a dance routine to the verse and chorus of your favourite song. After you’ve made up your routine, you’re going to become the teacher and teach the routine to someone in your house.

English

This week is our last week on the book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Are you enjoying it so far? What is your favourite part?

Today you are going to be using words with the –ful suffix in your writing. Firstly, I would like you to add the root word to the suffix. Following that, I would like you to write out the sentences given in your neatest handwriting and fill in the blanks using a word with the –ful suffix. To challenge yourself, make up your own sentences using the words useful, playful and careful. For an extra extension, I would like you to think of any other words that we haven’t used ending in –ful.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Monday 27th April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Monday 27th April English

Below is a video link and activity to support this learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zwgbcwx

Maths

For Maths today, you will be measuring mass using standard units of measure (grams). Use a variety of objects that you think will vary in weight. When you have finished estimating and measuring, think about which object is the heaviest and which is the lightest. Following this, compare some of the objects and finally, order them from the lightest to the heaviest.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Monday 27th April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Monday 27th April Maths

At school, we follow the Maths scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 2 (W/c 27 April)’. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Music

For today’s music lesson, I would like you to choose a song of your choice and change the lyrics to one of the verses and the chorus. I would love to hear a recording of your brand new lyrics!

Following this, work through the activities on the link below. You will learn how to use your voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes. The lesson includes a video about warming up, a video showing you how to sing call and response and three practice activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr4nscw

Offline Activity

Make and write a postcard!

We are sure that you can think of someone you know who would love to receive a postcard from you. Find some thick paper or card and cut out a postcard sized rectangle. Now decorate your postcard using crayons, paints or felt tips. You could do a beautiful pattern, a picture of what you have been doing or just something to make the recipient smile!

You might want to see if there is a postcard at home to help you with the layout. Otherwise see here:

Postcard Template

If you have a stamp, you can then post your postcard. Otherwise, keep your postcard safe until you have found a stamp and can send it.

Have a brilliant day!

Miss Whiting

Friday 24th April

Happy Friday Year 2!

Let’s start off the day with a spelling and times tables test. I know we didn’t set any homework on this over the Easter holiday so I thought I’d surprise you with a random one.

Click on the link below to see the spelling test:

https://youtu.be/yyvqsBbqrZE

And the following link for the times table test:

https://youtu.be/efZ8ukvn82M

Now get your green pen/pencil ready and correct your work using the answers:

Summer Week 1 Random

English

Today you are going to use apostrophes to mark singular possession. You need to carefully read each sentence and rewrite them using an apostrophe for possession. Remember to use capital letters and full stops. Try to make the sentences better by using conjunctions and adjectives.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Friday 24th April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Friday 24th April English

Below are some video links and activities to support this learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

 

Reading

If you would like a phonics refresher to help with reading please have a look at the following website:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

As you scroll down you will see a tab that says ‘Learning Set 3 Speed Sounds’. Follow the instructions to work through these. If you feel your child needs a bit more of a refresher you could have a look at the set 1 and set 2 sounds in the tab above. The website has some phonics lessons, phonics sheets and eBooks that you could use. You will need to create an account with Oxford Owl but once you have done this, there are loads of books available that are tablet friendly.

Maths

For Maths today, you will be measuring length using standard units. To extend this learning, compare the different lengths using greater than, less than and equal to (<, > and =).

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Friday 24th April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Friday 24th April Maths

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 1 (W/c 20 April)’. There are two recap lessons based on fractions, two on our new measurement unit and a Friday challenge. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Geography

Map making is going to be our challenge for the next few weeks!

First things first, you need to learn your North, South, East and West. You might already have a rhyme to help you remember where they are on a compass, mine are ‘Naughty Elephants Squirt Water’ and ‘Never East Shredded Wheat’ going in a clockwise direction. The first letter of each tells me whether it is North, South, East or West!

Create yourself a compass and mark North, South, East and West on it. Then have a go at the worksheet:

Compass-Directions-Worksheet

Extension: Create your own map including treasure and a starting point. Use your compass to write three different routes to the treasure using the keywords North, South, East and West.

Art

All about animals!

First, see the worksheet here:

Art 24.04.20

Then get creative!

I have attached this week’s spellings and times table homework in the usual place. We will do our test next Friday.

Have an amazing weekend!

Miss Whiting

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning to my amazing class!

How are you all? What did you do for your daily exercise yesterday? I went on a bike ride. It was so much fun.

Did you lay the table yesterday? Maybe you could do that again today as well as making your bed.

We are going to start the day with our Thursday quiz:

https://youtu.be/feYA1l2dKhg

Here are the quiz answers:

https://youtu.be/zzExWTshllw

Here is a random spelling test for the day:

https://youtu.be/6uFyygjydRc

Now get your green pen/pencil ready and correct your work using the answers:

Summer Week 1 Thursday

Every Thursday at 4pm, Julia Donaldson will be sharing some of her most-loved stories, poems and songs: https://www.gruffalo.com  (copy link and paste in browser)

PE

Let’s kick start the new term with Joe Wicks’ exercise video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Have you made yourself an obstacle course this week? Remember the ideas that we came up with to help us create an obstacle course: 10 star jumps, running, high knees, 5 burpees, 5 press ups, side steps and squats. Remember if you’ve already made up an obstacle course, think about how you could make it harder. You could do more of each exercise, do the whole thing twice or even add in some equipment such as a hula-hoop to jump through or a skipping rope to jump over. Have you challenged your family to do the obstacle course yet?

English

Today you are going to use adverbs, adjectives and commas in descriptive sentences.

I want you to imagine that you are Mrs Grinling and you are making a different sandwich to send to Mr Grinling, but this time you want to put something else in the sandwich so that the seagulls go away. To feel inspired, read through the book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ to magpie any exciting vocabulary that you would like to use. I would like you to extend your sentences by using conjunctions. You could challenge yourself by writing about how Mrs Grinling is feelings and what she is thinking.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Thursday 23rd April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Thursday 23rd April English

Below are some video links and activities to support this learning.

Adverbs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zgsgxfr

Adjectives:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

Commas in a list:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm

Conjunctions:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z9wvqhv

How to write in the first, second and third person:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zxdhsg8

Maths

For Maths today, you will be measuring mass, temperature and capacity. Why don’t you take someone’s temperature, measure something on the weighing scales and pour some water into a measuring jug. What did the scales read? Repeat this with lots of different amounts and write down the readings. For the second part of today’s lesson, you will be comparing different amounts. Before you do the second page of the worksheet, compare some of the measurements that you have taken.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Thursday 23rd April Maths’ and the power point titled ‘Thursday 23rd April Maths pp’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Thursday 23rd April Maths

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 1 (W/c 20 April)’. There are two recap lessons based on fractions, two on our new measurement unit and a Friday challenge. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Science

Before you begin, watch the presentation about objects that are living and non-living. This is saved in JIT titled ‘Sorting Living Things and Non-living Things Science Lesson PowerPoint’. Then have a go at creating your own table of objects that are living and non-living. Look out of your window and around your home for ideas of objects to complete the table with about 10 objects in each box.

Here is your worksheet:

Lesson 1 – living and non living

Handwriting

Here is the handwriting sheet:

Handwriting 1

If you do not have a printer, use a ruler to draw a very feint (light) line half way between two lines on lined paper. Make sure every small case letter reaches it and that every capital letter goes above it but not to the next line. Use your favourite words and today’s spelling words to practice with.

Have a fantastic Thursday!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 22nd April

Happy Wednesday!

How did making the bed go yesterday? I thought you could learn another new skill today…laying the table. You could do this for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.

PE

Let’s kick start the new term with Joe Wicks’ exercise video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

If you fancy something a little different, could you make yourself a different obstacle course? You could use some of the ideas you came up with yesterday (10 star jumps, running, high knees, 5 burpees, 5 press ups, side steps and squats) but make it even harder. You could do more of each exercise, do the whole thing twice or even add in some equipment such as a hula hoop to jump through or a skipping rope to jump over. Challenge your family to do it as well.

English

Today you are going to identify nouns, adjectives and verbs. You will need to write a definition for each word (noun, adjective and verb) in the top box. Then write or cut and stick the words that are on the second page into the correct column.

You will find the worksheet titled ‘Wednesday 22nd April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Wednesday 22nd April English

Below are some video links and activities to support this learning.

Nouns:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpd8ng8

Adjectives:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

Verbs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

Maths

For Maths today, you will be comparing, estimating and measuring length / height using centimetres and metres. You need to choose 6 different objects in your house to measure. Try to measure things that are different in length/height. You could measure the sofa, the table, a cup or even your bed. You will find the cm ruler titled ‘cm ruler’, the metre ruler titled ‘metre ruler’ and the worksheet titled ‘Wednesday 22nd April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the cm ruler, metre ruler and worksheet:

Wednesday 22nd April Maths

Metre ruler

cm ruler

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 1 (W/c 20 April)’. There are two recap lessons based on fractions, two on our new measurement unit and a Friday challenge. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

R.E

This half term we are going to be learning about Hinduism. First, watch this educational video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zmpp92p

Now read through the worksheet and have a go at the activities:

Lesson 1 – Hinduism

P.S.H.E

What are emotions? How many can you name? I’ll help you get started – happy, excited…

If you would like, you can visit this page and watch the video clips included: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmgrj6

Here is the worksheet where you are asked to match different emotions to different events:

For example, how would you feel if you met a gorilla? Answer: Scared (probably!)

Identifying Feelings Worksheet

Offline Activity

Tomorrow, Ramadan will begin. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslimsfast‘. This means that they do not eat or drink during the daytime. This goes on for around 30 days. Watch this link to learn more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976

Beautiful decorative lanterns are a symbol of Ramadan. Some people say this is because they represent hope in hard times, like ‘the light at the end of the tunnel’.

Create your own amazing, colourful Ramadan lantern or perhaps two!

Here is how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdnhwOiVZO8

There is a template here if you would like one:

Ramadan Lantern

Have a brilliant day!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Year 2!

I hope you all had a great first day back to home schooling. I loved hearing from you and hearing all about what you got up to over the Easter holidays. You have all worked so hard on your projects. Thanks for sending them in.

I thought we could start the day off by learning a new skill…making the bed! If you know how to do this, why don’t you learn how to change the bed sheets.

PE

It’s always good to start the day with something active. Why don’t you do a Joe Wick’s P.E lesson or your own obstacle course or even some yoga:

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

English

I hope you enjoyed our new book ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. It made me so hungry yesterday reading all about the delicious lunches Mrs Grinling sent to Mr Grinling. I decided to make one of my favourite sandwiches, chicken and ham with lettuce and tomatoes. Luckily, the seagulls didn’t eat it. Did you act out any of the scenes from the book with someone in your house? How did it go? What character did you play?

Today you are going to be using commas in a list. You will need to correct the sentences I have written as I have used the word ‘and’ too many times. You will find the worksheet titled ‘Tuesday 21st April English’ on JIT. Attached below is the worksheet:

Tuesday 21st April English

Here’s a video link and activity to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm

Maths

For Maths today, you will be measuring and comparing lengths to the nearest cm. You will find the cm ruler titled ‘cm ruler’ and the worksheet titled ‘Tuesday 21st April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the cm ruler and worksheet:

Tuesday 21st April Maths

cm ruler

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 1 (W/c 20 April)’. There are two recap lessons based on fractions, two on our new measurement unit and a Friday challenge. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources.

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

Computing

For today’s computing lesson, I would like you to start on ‘Tutorial 1’ on Busy Things. Then move on to the ‘Challenge: Dance Steps’.

If you want to work on your coding offline, then draw yourself a map including a grid (you may want to ask someone to help you with this). You will need a start point on one side and treasure on the other. Then use the instructions below to create code (instructions) for a pirate (or maybe you) to get from the start point to the treasure.

Here are some useful code words: forwards, backwards, turn left, turn right.

Here’s an example to help you: forwards 2 squares, turn left, forwards one square, turn right and forwards three squares.

Challenge: Could you use different code words (instructions). If so, create them and use them to create new code. Could you find another route. Perhaps you could include more treasure in different places.

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos!

Find here work set by Mrs Perreira for your Spanish lesson today:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/spanish/

If you would like to do some more Spanish work see the worksheet based on colours below:

Flags

If you cannot print the sheet, complete flags one and two on a sheet of paper. Once you have done that, draw another two or three country flags, colour them in and label the colours used in Spanish. The colours are listed on the sheet to help you.

Offline Activity

You have probably all seen Quentin Blake’s illustrations before. His recent work is inspired by the beautiful rainbows that you and lots of other children around the world have been making. The question is, could the rainbow in fact be something else entirely?

See below how Quentin Blake has turned his rainbow into a moustache and a dog kennel:

What could you turn your own rainbow into? Start by painting a beautiful rainbow, big or small and then let your imagination run wild…I can’t wait to see them.

Have a brilliant Tuesday!

Miss Whiting

Monday 20th April

Good morning Year 2!

I hope you all had a brilliant Easter holiday. I for one have eaten far too much chocolate. I’ve been keeping busy doing lots of quizzes with my friends and family. Have you been doing any quizzes? I’ve also been watching lots of Disney films. I watched a brilliant documentary called ‘Imagineering’. It tells you all about how they made the Disney theme parks across the world. I’ve started doing a puzzle. It has 1000 pieces so it’s going to take me a while. I’ve enjoyed doing some mindfulness colouring as well. What have you been up too? I can’t wait to hear all about it. I also can’t wait to see all of your amazing Easter projects you have completed. Thank you to those who have sent them already. They’re brilliant!

PE

Let’s kick start the new term with Joe Wicks’ exercise video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

If you fancy something a little different, could you make yourself an obstacle course? For example you could include: 10 star jumps, running (on the spot if you do not have a lot of space), high knees, 5 burpees, 5 press ups, side steps and squats. You could be Joe Wicks and make your own challenge for your family!

English

In English, we are moving onto a new book, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. Please read through the book a few times as you will be answering questions on it for today’s task. Maybe you could even act it out with someone in your house.

You will find the book titled ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch book’ and the worksheet titled ‘Monday 20th April English’ on JIT. Follow the video on our very first homeschooling blog ‘Monday 23rd March’ for a recap of how to access this. Attached below is the worksheet:

Monday 20th April English

Maths

In Maths, we are started work on measure. For today, I have set some work on estimating and measuring length to the nearest centimetre. For this unit, you will need a ruler. If you do not have one, I have attached a cm ruler that you can cut out and use.

You will find the cm ruler titled ‘cm ruler’ and the worksheet titled ‘Monday 20th April Maths’ on JIT. Attached below is the cm ruler and worksheet:

Monday 20th April Maths

cm ruler

Here’s a catchy song along with a video clip to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-length-height/zdrx92p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuBLuIW1U70

At school, we follow the Math scheme White Rose Maths. The company have set some lessons on their website. As additional Math work throughout the week, you could complete the five lessons under the sub-heading ‘Summer Term – Week 1 (W/c 20 April)’. There are two recap lessons based on fractions, two on our new measurement unit and a Friday challenge. For each lesson there is a video, worksheet and the answers. Please follow the link below to find this week’s additional Math resources:

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

Music

Watch this amazing teenage band called ‘Weapons of Sound’: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zndhyrd

What are the children using as instruments?

Can you find anything in your house, either in the recycling bin, or anywhere else to make music with?

Can you play a rhythm?

Challenge: Can you use this same ‘instrument’ to make a different sound?

Offline Activity

Quiz creator! Can you write a couple of quiz questions to challenge your classmates? The quiz questions must be on things that we have learned in Year 2. I will then choose a few questions at random for a quiz on Thursday! Thursday is now going to be our ‘quiz’ day each week!

Think about all the things that you have learnt since the beginning of Year 2. Here are some topics to help get you thinking; plants, animals and their habitats, Florence Nightingale, continents and countries, food groups, shapes, multiplication, division and sentence types. Please email your questions to myself at l.whiting@ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk

Once you have done this, write about your favourite part of the Easter holidays and draw a picture to go with it.

Have a brilliant day! I can’t wait to hear from you.

The Easter Blog

Dear parents

Thank you for joining the call today, it was so lovely to see all the children. Below are some links from school with information that you might find helpful and activities that you may all enjoy over the Easter Holidays.

First, Miss Mahon has put together a brilliant support for children’s mental health on the St Stephens website here: https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/mental-health-support-for-children-and-adults-during-school-closure/

Since we are all having Easter at home and the churches are closed, Mr Perry has shared some activities for each day of Easter:

https://www.ststephensce.lbhf.sch.uk/celebrating-re-at-home/

This week is Autism Week, and so the perfect time for the children to all learn a bit more about Autism. Even if they do not choose to do the PSHE project detailed below, we would love it if they could watch this brilliant video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwRrVw-CRo&feature=youtu.be

 

Here is a list of all the activities and projects that we have set over the last week. Just pick and choose the ones which appeal to your child, do not feel obliged to do all or any of them!

English

Diary Keep a diary as record of what they are up to and how they are feeling.

Games:

easter word Sudoku

easter wordsearch

Rabbit Maze

Storybooks Listen to Mr Schumm on the St Stephens website or David Walliams here: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

P.S.H.E

Andy Warhol? Greta Thunberg? Abraham Lincoln?

Harold the Giraffe has asked you to research someone amazing who has Autism as part of Autism Week (March 26 to April 2). This will mean researching a famous person and writing about their life and the inspiring things that they have done or still do. See Harold’s letter for more ideas of people to research: Email from Harold!

Here are some sites to help you do your research:

https://swiggle.org.uk

https://www.kiddle.co/

 

Science Project

Make something for your windowsill/garden, to keep an animal happy and safe.

Choose one of the below:

Butterfly feeder: https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/make-your-own-butterfly-feeder

Hedgehog home: https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/how-to-build-a-recycled-hedgehog-home

– Bird feeder

Using recycling materials: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/make-a-bird-feeder-from-recycled-materials

Using pipe cleaners: https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/make-your-own-fruit-cereal-bird-feeder

 

Humanities project

Make a book or poster based on one of the following: Romans and Celts, Castles and Knights, The Tudors or The Victorians.

 

Art

Enter The Royal Academy Young Artists competition 2020. This project invites talented young artists at primary (ages 5 and above) and secondary level to submit a piece of art which will be judged by their panel of experts. Those pieces selected will then be shown on their online gallery and some of these also shown in the gallery itself. More information can be found here: https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/

See email sent to all parents with all the information.

Let us know if you have not received this and we will forward on to you.

 

Exercise

P.E lesson with Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

Cosmic Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coC0eUSm-pc&feature=youtu.be

Darcey Bussell’s:

https://www.facebook.com/779480452138702/posts/2889580397795353/

 

Other educational websites we recommend:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize?dm_i=3YNL,149AH,2M7X6Q,3XIAB,1

https://economistfoundation.org/resources/

Thank you for all your support with home learning over the last couple of weeks. This strange couple of weeks have been made so much easier for us by all your support.

We will still be looking at our emails, although not as regularly. Please do get in touch if you have any questions and we will get back to you when we can. Otherwise, have a lovely relaxing Easter holidays.

Miss Whiting and Miss Hall

Friday 3rd April

Good morning everyone,

I’m really looking forward to talking to the class later today. If the children would like to prepare something to show the class towards the end of the session or just think of something they want to tell us all, that would be lovely. I can’t wait to see and hear about what they have been up to!

For now, here is the weekly spelling test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VPIpAT7Xic

After your spelling test, you can move onto your times tables test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYT7XrhpDfI

 

English

Before you start today’s activity we are going to reflect on our week.

If you have a diary your answers could be written in there – maybe you want to start one right now? You might just want to think and make pictures in your mind as you read the below questions.

What has been your favourite moment this week?

What are you grateful for?

Write down (or think of) one thing that made you laugh this week.

Is there somebody that you need to thank for something they have done this week to help you?

Once you have done that, you will be learning your class poem ready to perform to your family, see worksheet for directions: Friday 3rd March English

Michael Rosen, a famous poet, uses lots of actions and his voice to help us understand what is happening in the poem. Can you use your voice and body to help your audience understand the message in the poem?

Watch him here for some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rAcfcg2gFM

Our class poem ‘Peepo’ is here: Ahlberg Class Poem

 

Maths

Challenge time!

See the challenge cards: Friday 3rd April – Challenge cards

For the blue challenge card, instead of counters perhaps do pieces of lego, socks, tshirts, small toys, teddies… Use your imagination. So long as you are keeping a tally of the colours.

 

Humanities

Continue with your project set last week:

Start making your book or poster based on one of the following: Romans and Celts, Castles and Knights, The Tudors or The Victorians.

Think Horrible Histories! What do you find interesting?

This week you can write your title and organize any information that you have found out.

What will your subheadings be?

Have you got a ‘Did you know…?’

Will you be drawing pictures? Could you label them?

You have the whole of the Easter break to gather your information and create your finished piece, so take your time!

 

Art

St Stephens children have a chance to enter The Royal Academy Young Artists competition 2020. See email sent to all parents with all the information.

Let us know if you have not received this and we will forward on to you.

We will be posting a blog entry with all the Easter activities/ideas/projects compiled later today.

I can’t wait to see you all soon!

Miss Whiting

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning all!

English

Today you will be finding instructions in your house. Where? Think. Where might you look to find instructions about how to make something? Make something delicious?

Cookery books! If you cannot find one, there are lots of recipes online.

Try here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

Or perhaps somebody at home will have a favourite dish, maybe a traditional dish, that they could teach you how to make. This could be a family favourite, a dish from the country where mummy or daddy come from or just dinner one evening!

Once you have decided on the dish, read through the success criteria and the checklist on the worksheet: Thursday 2nd March English 1

Use this template to help you layout your ‘How to…’ sheet: Thursday 2nd March English 2

 

Maths

Today you are answering questions based on the information shown in a bar chart: Thursday 2nd April – Statistics favourite colour

Once you have done this, you might want to go into the maths folder in Busy Things and decide on some data that you want to collect over the next few weeks from family and friends when you speak to them.

This could be; What is your favourite food? What is your favourite sport? What colour are your eyes?

Gather the information in a tally ready to create as a bar chart during the Easter Holidays.

 

Science

There are lots of animals in the world that are very happy at the moment.

We are all driving less, flying less and boats have been travelling across the sea less. This means that we have been disturbing the natural world a lot less and because of this lots of animals have been really enjoying themselves!

Can you think of an animal that might be having a particularly happy time at the moment?

Perhaps, swimming through clear blue waters, flying through the sky…

Today you are going to plan what you could do to help an animal stay safe and happy.

Here are some ideas:

Butterfly feeder: https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/make-your-own-butterfly-feeder

 

Hedgehog home: https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/how-to-build-a-recycled-hedgehog-home

 

– Bird feeder

Using recycling materials: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/make-a-bird-feeder-from-recycled-materials

Using pipe cleaners: https://www.ecokidsplanet.co.uk/blogs/news/make-your-own-fruit-cereal-bird-feeder

You have got the whole of the Easter holidays to plan and make something, so do not rush!

 

Offline Activity

Make a pop up Easter card for someone to make them smile.

You will need: 1 sheet of A4 paper, crayons, scissors (ask an adult to help you).

Link: https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/cheepy-chick-pop-card-easy-peasy-daffodils-│-easter-craft/ (copy entire link and paste into google for instructions)

 

Are you still practicing how to tie your shoe laces?

If you’ve mastered that, perhaps you could learn how to plait hair or how to make your bed beautifully?

 

Have a happy day! Could you do something to help mummy, daddy or your brother or sister to have a happy day too? Could you read to them? Maybe help tidy up a room? I’m sure you can think of something!

Hopefully I will see you tomorrow on Zoom!

Miss Whiting

Wednesday 1st April

Happy April Fools Day!

Did you know?

In 1957, when not many people in the United Kingdom had seen or eaten spaghetti before the BBC played an April Fools joke on the nation. They said that spaghetti was grown from ‘Spaghetti Trees’ in Italy! This is the picture which they showed the nation!

English  

Imagine that you are teaching a little brother or sister or even an alien how to wash their hands! They need very good, clear instructions.

You might want to reread the ‘How to Make a Jam Sandwich instructions’ on ‘English 2’ from yesterday to remind yourself of what to include (adverbs, time connectives, ‘bossy verbs’) and how to lay your instructions out.

See template, including pictures and word bank all on the second page of worksheet before you begin.

Wednesday 1st April English 

 

Maths

Today we are looking at turning tally charts into pictograms.

In the pictogram that you are asked to create, two pieces of fruit are represented by one ‘pictogram’ (picture).

Wednesday 1st April – statistics fruit

Want more pictograms? See Busy Things activity.

Create a pictogram to show how many of each fruit you have eaten in the last two weeks – Try your best to remember!

Make sure you are on the ‘Pictogram’ setting (in yellow):

R.E.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Watch this presentation to find out more about this special day.

Presentation: Palm Sunday

Now open the worksheet and answer the questions before doing the activity. Use the presentation to help you with your spellings.

Wednesday 1st April – Palm Sunday

 

P.S.H.E

I received an email from Harold the Giraffe! Here it is: Autism Awareness Week

Here are some sites to help you do your research:

https://swiggle.org.uk

https://www.kiddle.co/

You will have the whole of the Easter holidays to complete this project so take your time, choose your ‘inspirational person’ carefully, plan what you are going to write about and off you go!

Offline Activity

Create some Easter decorations. You may have your own ideas for how to decorate the house, however here is a suggestion:

Make eggs out of card/paper to hang up around the house, perhaps from plants.

Draw a large egg shape first. Then decorate the egg with an Easter scene. This could be the Last Supper, the cross or beautiful Palm leaves.

 

Offline and active activity?

Do you have balloons?

Keep two balloons in the air for as long as you can.

The world record is 1 min and 9 minutes – Can you beat it!?

Have a lovely day!

Miss Whiting

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning everybody

Off we go…

PE

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?duration=medium&changed=duration

Or stick with Joe Wicks (and thousands of others from all over the world!) at 9am. All the money that he is making (through adverts) is being given to our NHS.

 

English

For the next few days we are going to be getting bossy! We are going to be finding ‘bossy’ verbs and using them to write our own instructions.

Step 1: Open ‘English 1’ and either rearrange the written instructions so that they are in the right order or write them out on paper in the correct order. The formatting keeps changing when I download/upload the document. You just need to move it around until you have 6 pictures (of steps) to match the written instructions to.

Tuesday 31st March English 1

Step 2: Open ‘English 2’ and read my version of the same instructions. Respond to the questions.

Tuesday 31st March English 2

 

Maths

More statistics: Tuesday 31st March – statistics favourite subject

If you want even more statistics, have a go at the Busy Things activity which has been set. Write down the names of at least 15 people in your class. Think about and record what colour hair they have. Then create a bar chart using this information.

Make sure you are on the ‘Bar Chart’ setting (in yellow):

 

Computing

Tree Keys

Path Peril

 

Spanish

Hola chicas y chicos! Today you will create a Spanish rainbow.

Once you have done this label each colour with the correct name in Spanish.

Fancy a challenge? Create a wordsearch and hide the colours (in Spanish) inside!

Spanish Word Bank: azul, naranja, verde, violeta, amarillo, indigo, rojo

You might want to put your rainbow in your window, facing out, to brighten up somebody’s day. Watch this to see other children doing this across the country: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52034134

 

Offline Activity

Look at the cover for ‘Gorilla’. Do you like it?

Which characters can you see?

What information does it give you?

What colours has the artist used and where?

Your challenge: Design your own book cover for your story that you wrote yesterday for your English.

Missing you all lots!

Miss Whiting

 

 

Monday 30th March

Good morning everybody

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

PE

Let’s kick start the new week with Joe Wicks’ exercise video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

All the more reason to give this your ‘all’ – Joe Wicks has said:

‘So I’ve decided that as long as I’m the nations P.E. teacher, every single penny of the money generated on these videos is going to the place where we need it the most right now. All of it is going straight to the NHS, to support the real heroes right now.’

He makes his money from the adverts around the clips. 

If you do not enjoy this kind of exercise, that’s absolutely fine, just get your body moving in whichever way works for you – this could be stretching, skipping or even dancing! Put on your favourite song and off you go!

English

Firstly, re-read ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne: English – Gorilla by Anthony Browne. This is your last chance to ‘magpie’ some ideas/words! Next, look carefully at your plan and (if you can) put it right in front of you, so you can look at it as you are writing. Think about the details you could add to describe the scene and characters and make the story really exciting!

Now you are ready to start writing your own ‘Gorilla’! Make sure you have a clear beginning where you explain who the main character is. The middle of the story should be when something extraordinary happens and finally an ending. Here is the worksheet: Monday 30th March English

If you want to, there is an activity in Busy Things under Monday where you can draw a scene from your story.

 

Maths

This week we are starting statistics.

Please watch the presentation called ‘Statistics’. You will find this in JIT. Once open select ‘File’ then open with Powerpoint.

Once open in powerpoint, select ‘Slide Show’ on the menu at the top followed by ‘Play from Beginning’ to the top left, you can watch the presentation together. Click to move on. On each slide discuss what you can see and ask questions to ensure your child understands before moving on at each step.

Complete the sheet: Monday 30th March – statistics bedtime

 

Music 

You might recognise this song! Listen first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6WeVBHtL9o

Then have a go at singing along. Can you make up actions for some of the words? Perhaps, you could find an audience to perform to? I would certainly love to see your performances if you want to record yourself and send it over.

Offline challenge: Learn to tie your shoe laces.

Ideally a big brother or sister can show you how and then send you on your way to practice. Otherwise, here is video with a ‘catchy’ song (sorry parents):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKlB5UCrUrU 

Have a happy, healthy day Ahlberg.

Miss Whiting

Friday 27th March

Happy Friday Year 2!

 

In true Friday style, here is a video of me reading out your spelling test. Please pause after each spelling if I’m going too fast:

https://youtu.be/ZeviZZL0tWI

 

After your spelling test, you can move onto your times tables test:

https://youtu.be/JTKAIp9rUfM

 

Here’s a list of the everyday activities we’ve been doing so far that you can keep on using if you’re enjoying them:

 

The 9am P.E lesson with Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

If you miss that then please follow the link below for some yoga:

https://youtu.be/coC0eUSm-pc

 

If you’re fancying a bit of a workout after lunch Darcey Bussell’s school fitness program DDMIX is doing live 10 min fitness class at 1.30pm:

https://www.facebook.com/779480452138702/posts/2889580397795353/

 

If you want to listen to a story today David Walliams is doing an audio reading of one of his books:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

To help with reading please look at the website below:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=&level=oxford+level+3&level_select=oxford+level+3&book_type=&series=#

You need to register but once you have there are lots of books available, free of charge.

For English today I would like you to plan a story based on ‘Gorilla’ and then on Monday you are going to create your very own version of the story. You need to think of a main character and a toy that comes to life. Then you must think of three places that they could visit. It would be a great idea to re-read the book for inspiration which you can find on JIT.

Here’s a PDF link to the sheet:

Friday 27th March English

The sheet is also on JIT titled ‘Friday 27th March English’. Please follow the link in my previous blog if you are having trouble finding the file. Use all of the work that you have done so far to help you with your plan.

 

For Maths today I have set some work on solving problems involving time. When you’ve completed the sheet, create your own mathematical questions involving time.

Here is the PDF link to the sheet:

Friday 27th March Maths

It is on JIT titled ‘Friday 27th March Maths’.

 

Please go to the pin ‘Friday’ on Busy Things where you will see a few activities that the class can complete:

Maths:

Super-tall structures

English:

Read the caption

 

For Art today I would like the class to create their very own dinosaur. Here’s a Gregosaurus for some inspiration:

https://youtu.be/bhyCxVPb1qU

 

For Drama I would like the class to complete the following drama game called ‘This is not a…’. Parents, I know you’ll be extremely eager to join in with this one as well!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIDqU3x93ww

Following this, I would like you to turn your plan from English into a live action scene. Think about who’s going to play what character. Maybe you could even create some costumes.

 

For the Easter holidays, we will be setting you a Humanities project where you will be making a book or a poster based on one of the follow: Romans and Celts, Castles and Knights, The Tudors or The Victorians.

This week I would like you to choose which historical topic you want to base your project on and find out five interesting facts.

Much love,

Miss Whiting

Thursday 26th March

Good morning Year 2!

 

I hope you had a brilliant day yesterday and enjoyed my ‘guess that tune’ activity. I saw some brilliant dances. You guys rock!

 

Here’s a list of the everyday activities we’ve been doing so far that you can keep on using if you’re enjoying them:

 

The 9am P.E lesson with Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

If you miss that then please follow the link below for some yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78

 

If you’re fancying a bit of a workout after lunch Darcey Bussell’s school fitness program DDMIX is doing live 10 min fitness class at 1.30pm:

https://www.facebook.com/779480452138702/posts/2889580397795353/

 

If you want to listen to a story today David Walliams is doing an audio reading of one of his books:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

For English today I would like you to use apostrophes to show possession. Try to include adjectives in your sentences. I’ve put an example on the sheet to help out.

 

Here’s a PDF link to the sheet:

Thursday 26th March English

 

The sheet is also on JIT titled ‘Thursday 26th March English’. Please follow the link in my previous blog if you are having trouble finding the file. You will also be receiving it via whatsapp.

 

Here’s a power point to help with this learning along with some extra tasks:

Apostrophes for possession

 

Here’s a video clip to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

 

For Maths today I have set some work on comparing and sequencing intervals of time and remembering the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day. The times in blue next to the blank table are the times that you have to order from shortest to longest.

 

Here is the PDF link to the sheet:

Thursday 26th March Maths

 

It is on JIT titled ‘Thursday 26th March Maths’ and you will be receiving it via whatsapp.

 

Please go to the pin ‘Thursday’ on Busy Things where you will see a few activities that the class can complete:

 

Maths:

Numerical order: numbers and words below 99

 

English:

Common word makeovers

 

Science:

Please read through the activity ‘Plant life cycle’ on Busy Things and then create your own plant life cycle offline. Use the Busy Things template to help you along with this powerpoint:

The life cycle of a plant

Another offline activity:

Following on with our Science afternoon, I would like you to become an inventor and create your very own product. It could be a drink, an ice cream or maybe even a chocolate bar. You could design the packaging, flavours, title and slogan. The world is your oyster! Be as creative as you like. I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with.

 

Here’s to a very inventive Thursday!

 

Much love,

 

Miss Whiting

Guess that tune...

Wednesday 25th March

Happy Wednesday Year 2 Ahlberg!

I’m sending you a big hug through my computer screen. Thank you so much for all of the lovely messages and videos yesterday. They put a big smile on my face. Please keep them coming.

Here’s a list of the everyday activities we’ve been doing so far that you can keep on using if you’re enjoying them:

The 9am P.E lesson with Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

If you miss that then please follow the link in my previous blog for some yoga.

If you’re fancying a bit of a workout after lunch Darcey Bussell’s school fitness program DDMIX is doing live 10 min fitness class at 1.30pm:

https://www.facebook.com/779480452138702/posts/2889580397795353/

If you want to listen to a story today David Walliams is doing an audio reading of one of his books:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

For English today I would like you to use commas in a list. It would really help if you read through the book ‘Gorilla’ for inspiration which you will find in JIT titled ‘Gorilla by Anthony Browne book’. Here’s a PDF link to the sheet:

Wednesday 25th March English

The sheet is also on JIT titled ‘Wednesday 25th March English’. Please follow the link in my previous blog if you are having trouble finding the file. You will also be receiving it via whatsapp.

Here’s a link with a video and activity to help with how commas are used in a list:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm

For Maths today I have set some work on how to tell and write the time on a clock to five minute intervals. 

Here is the PDF link to the sheet:

Wednesday 25th March Maths

It is on JIT titled ‘Wednesday 25th March Maths’ and you will be receiving it via whatsapp.

Here are some video clips to support this learning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6RNkQ7lU8Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47g3FMFKJU

Please go to the pin ‘Wednesday’ on Busy Things where you will see a few activities that the class can complete:

Maths:

Numerical order: written two-digit numbers

English:

Homophone magic

R.E

Easter story in brief

You can choose to do this on Busy Things or below I have attached a PDF of an offline R.E option along with a power point:

Wednesday 25th March – Easter story

The Easter Story

You will also receive this via whatsapp.

PSHE:

Hand washing activity and poster.

Offline activity: Design a poster on how to wash our hands. Maybe you could even put it above your sink.

Have a brilliant Wednesday.

Much love,

Miss Whiting​

 

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning to my amazing class!

I am missing your smiley faces already and am sending you a huge smile through my computer screen.

I know that there were some complications yesterday with JIT. I passed this on to Mr Faith and he explained that JIT has likely never had this amount of usage however, they have been working on strengthening their programme so this should be rectified as the week goes on. I know some of you were able to go back on in the afternoon and access the work which is great. Whilst they are working on this, I will upload any work from JIT onto the blog and am going to email Heidi the word document which she will put in the WhatsApp group.

Feedback tells me that the class are really enjoying doing P.E first thing in the morning so I think we should make this a daily task.

Here’s the link to the 9am P.E lesson with Joe Wicks:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

If you miss that then here is the link for some yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9Q6FKF12Qs

If you’re fancying a bit of a workout after lunch Darcey Bussell’s school fitness program DDMIX is doing live 10 min fitness class at 1.30pm:

https://www.facebook.com/779480452138702/posts/2889580397795353/

For English today I would like you to add the suffix -ly to the end of adjectives in order to make them adverbs. Here’s a PDF link to the sheet:

Tuesday 24th March English

The sheet is also on JIT titled ‘Tuesday 24th March English’. Please follow the link in my previous blog if you are having trouble finding the file. You will also be receiving it via whatsapp. If you are doing this activity on the computer please change the adverbs to red and the verbs to green. If you are doing this activity offline then underline the adverbs in red and the verbs in green.

Here’s a link with a video and activity that will help the class to identify a verb:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs

Here’s a link to help with adjectives and adverbs:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-adjectives-adverbs-with-johnny-inel/znfjbdm

For Maths today I have set some work on how to tell the time quarter to and past the hour.

Here is the PDF link to the sheet:

Tuesday 24th March Maths

It is on JIT titled ‘Tuesday 24th March Maths’ and you will be receiving it via whatsapp.

Here is a video clip and activity to support this learning:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

As well as a song which I’m sure the children will love:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

Please go to the pin ‘Tuesday’ on Busy Things where you will see a few activities that the class can complete:

Maths:

Numerical order: numbers up to 99

English:

Phase 5 compound cutting

Computing

Helicopter rescue

Block-a-doodle-doo

Spanish:

Numbers 1-10 (Spanish)

Numbers 1-19 recall (Spanish

The offline activity of the day is… design your own clock! Think about what numbers are on the clock, which hand is the shortest and which hand is the longest.

Heres a website with some great ideas to give you some inspiration:

9 CREATIVE DIY CLOCKS TO HELP KIDS TELL TIME

Please feel free to send me photos of any activities the children have done. I loved receiving emails and looking at everyones work yesterday.

Much love,

Miss Whiting

Monday 23rd March

Good morning sunshines!

I hope you’ve all had a brilliant weekend!

Here’s somethings you could do today:

9am – A P.E lesson with Joe Wicks. He is streaming this live Monday-Friday at 9am. A really good way to get our bodies moving when we wake up.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

If you miss this then you can do some yoga to get the day started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JI01thiHYI

After that you’ve got some English and Maths that you could to do.

To access the work please watch the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEI6VjAgwfs&feature=youtu.be

Here’s written instructions of how to access the learning:

  • Copy the address: https://my.uso.im/ into your web browser
  • From there click on the red icon uso login
  • Enter the username and password that your child received from school
  • That will take you to a website page with lots of different icons
  • Click on the first one that says JIT
  • From there, click on my files
  • Then click on shared files.
  • Click on Ahlberg.

You will see four different icons.

  • Monday 23rd March Maths
  • Gorilla by Anthony Browne book
  • Monday 23rd March English
  • Monday 23rd March English 2

There is also other options that you could work on.

  • If you go back to the page where you clicked on the JIT icon
  • Instead of clicking JIT, click on Busy Things
  • After that, click on Key Stage 1 – Year 2

At the top of your page you will see pins titled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Please click the day that it is and find work that has been set in there.

Please have lots of breaks in between any screen work that you are doing. Maybe even do one of the lessons offline to have a break from the screen.

Here’s a music lesson to do at some point during the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1TrUZK8SUY

This will be where the children find their work each day this week. Any question please don’t hesitate to email me.

Have a brilliant Monday! I can’t wait to see your amazing work!

Miss Whiting 

Friday 20th March

What a strange week it has been for us all. Your children have been absolutely amazing! I am missing them all already. Please send me videos and messages over the next few weeks from your children. I would love to hear from them. I think it would be nice for them to have a return message from me to show them as much normality as we possibly can in this unusual time.

I have been working on lots of home learning ideas for the class. Each day I will post a variety of learning resources, some will be on busy things, some on JIT and various other resources such as P.E and Art lessons as well as exciting projects. Each Friday I will upload the weekly spellings and set Mathletics work. I will do everything I can to ensure your child’s learning continues as it would during our school day. I will draw up a timetable as I would in class which will help you with a home schooling structure. On Monday, I will upload a video showing you how to access the work that I am setting. I’ll be here to answer any questions of uncertainty with the work/how to access the work.

I absolutely love my class and they have had an amazing term. They’ve made me smile and laugh a lot. I’ll miss seeing those smiling faces running up the stairs each morning but I have every faith that I will see them again soon.

I want to say a huge thank you to all of you lovely parents for being so supportive. You truly are a wonderful parental group and have made these two terms really enjoyable so I thank you so much!

Have a lovely weekend. Please keep safe and I will be checking in on Monday morning with a big smile and some home learning for the day.

Much love,

Miss Whiting

 

Video message from Miss Whiting

Please follow the link to my video message on YouTube!

I hope you are all well!

Much love,

Miss Whiting

 

For Parents / Carers of children who are self-isolating

Dear parents,

If you and your family are self-isolating at this time, here are some links that you can follow to some educational games and activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

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

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/z28dpbk

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/florence-nightingale/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources

If you would like to do any independent work following up on things we have learnt in class (write a story, make a poster, do some research about the countryside for our Humanities topic), that is great and you can bring them in to share when you’re back again. These activities are not compulsory and obviously you need not do them if you are feeling ill.

Hopefully things will be back to normal soon but, if we are forced to close the school, we will be posting a more comprehensive educational program and providing all children with their USO logins so that they can access more specific activities set by their teachers.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Whiting

Friday 13th March

On Wednesday, the class had a great time meeting Florence Nightingale at Gunnersbury House Museum and the children loved getting the chance to dress as soldiers, nurses, doctors, Florence’s family, footmen and even a Victorian photographer. The nurses did a good job at demonstrating how Florence and her team of nurses would have cleaned the Scutari hospital. We also saw how French and British soldiers would have been looked after at the hospital and how operations were carried out.

This week in English, we started the week by identifying different types of sentences. Following this, the children have planned and written information texts all about bees. They thought of a title for the text and organised the information into different sections with question subheadings. They wrote about how bees make honey, how beekeepers collect honey and where bees live. Some children also added a glossary to their work. To finish the week, we recapped the difference between the homophones their, there and they’re. Next week we will be moving onto a new unit ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne.

In Maths, we have been learning all about telling the time. We’ve started reading the minute hand at o’clock and half past. Next week we will move onto quarter past and quarter to. It would be great if you could ask them the time over the weekend.

In R.E, we have been discussing what a Saint is. Following this, we identified the Saint of our school (St Stephen). We also discussed how Saints always have a halo around their head and the important lessons we can learn from St Stephen.

In Science, we discussed how plants can be grown from bulbs such as crocus, garlic and hyacinth.

Thank you so much for coming to see our brilliant work in the Arts cafe. The class absolutely loved Arts week and were so happy that they could showcase some of their work to you.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Whiting

Friday 6th March

What a wonderful Arts Week we have had! It has been jam packed full of wonderful activities. We have had a story telling session, a fantastic drama session, watched a marvellous performance of Treasure Island, created some Art masterpieces, created our very own puppet show and boogied our hearts out at a dance workshop.

The 8th March is International Women’s Day which we celebrated last year to great success. This a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This week, we would like you to research and create a poster/fact file/presentation about a female author or journalist.

Consider:

  • Where they were born
  • Age
  • How many pieces they have written
  • What is your favourite piece by them and why
  • What you enjoy about their work
  • Where can you find their work
  • Don’t forget to include a picture of your author

We look forward to seeing your fantastic ideas and learning more about the impact of female authors. ​

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Miss Whiting

Homework

Please find attached this week’s homework:

summer 2 week 6

summer 2 week 5

summer 2 week 4

Red Words