Hoberman

Year 2

Welcome to Class 2 Hoberman’s Homepage.

Good morning parents and carers,

Thank you for all of your support in helping us get home schooling off to a smooth start.

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

Best wishes

Miss Hall and Miss Whiting

Class Updates

Friday 22nd January

Good morning superstars!

Well done on another amazing week!

What has been your favourite part of the week? Why don’t you draw a picture of it or write diary entry about it?

Maths

For Maths today you are going to be calculating division sums with remainders. Here is your video lesson:

Have a look in today’s folder in JIT for your worksheet. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky, have a go at the second sheet.

 

English

Today you are going to write your story!

Video Link:

Listen to my example of a story based on ‘Gorilla’ before you begin. Can you spot any expanded noun phrases? Can you spot any interesting adjectives?

 

Sharpen your pencil, sit up straight and make sure that your plan from yesterday is right in front of you. Perhaps you can even read your story out on one of our morning or afternoon Zoom meetings, or if not, maybe you could read it to a little brother or sister…

 

 

Art

Video Link:

All you need is:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Something with a round base to trace around (roughly as large as a face)
  • crayons/felt tips/paints

 

R.E.

Today in R.E you are going to be identifying part of The Lord’s Prayer and understand forgiveness in the prayer. Watch this following lesson that Mrs Hayes has recorded:

You will find today’s sheet in JIT.

Have an amazing weekend! You all deserve a good rest and run around. We look forward to seeing you again on Monday. Have fun!

Thursday 21st January

Good morning everybody!

Here is the eighth chapter of our Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

Keep up the amazing work!

Did you try yoga last week? If not, why not have a go!

Here is a link to Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Maths

In Maths today you are going to be solving word problems involving division. Below is a lesson for you to watch:

Once you have watched your Maths lesson you can start to complete the Maths sheet, which is in today’s folder in JIT. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky then have a go at the sheet on page 2.

 

English

Today the children are going to plan their own story based on Gorilla.

I want to children to imagine that one of their own toys comes to life! Which toy would it be? What would it be like? Where would it take you?

Video Link:

Use the sheet in JIT (also Friday’s sheet) to help you plan your story.

Here is an example of a story based on ‘Gorilla’:

The children can ‘magpie’ (steal) any words or expressions they like to use in their own version. As an extension, it would be a brilliant exercise for the children to mark this story against the success criteria (see today’s sheet).

 

Science

Today in Science, you are going to be learning all about plants and animals that live in a seaside habitat. All you need for this lessons is a piece of paper and a pencil. There is no worksheet. Here’s Mrs Walsh’s lesson for you all:

 

Relationships and Health Education

Video Link:

 

Handwriting

For handwriting today, please have a go at these activities to help the children with their ‘ladder’ letters: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf2r47h

Make sure you are sat up straight, feet on the floor and chair tucked in before you begin to write!

There are also handwriting activities set in today and yesterday’s Busy Things folder.

 

Wednesday 20th January

Good morning!

Here is the seventh chapter of our Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

Fancy an active start to the day?

Have a go at a Jo Wickes workout: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

English

For English today, you will be thinking about the past and present tense.

Watch today’s video for a warm up and an introduction to the sheet:

The sheet is in JIT.

**You might have printed it last week, in which case it will have the date Thursday March 19th on it – again sorry for the confusion!**

It the children have already done today’s sheet or if they feel like they could do even more learning, take a look at these activities on Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgxmwnb

The children will need to bring together all their learning about verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs to complete the activities.

They can also listen to my own version of ‘Gorilla’ here as a ‘warm up’ to their challenge tomorrow:

 

Maths

In Maths you are going to be answering division sums using the stem sentences we worked on yesterday. Here is today’s Math lesson:

You will find today’s sheet in today’s folder in JIT. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky then have a go at the sheet on page 2.

 

Humanities

For Humanities today you are going to be learning about African animals. For today’s lesson all you will need is a piece of paper and a pencil. There is no worksheet. Here is Mrs Hayes’ lesson:

 

Spanish

For Spanish today you will be learning the names for different foods and drinks in Spanish. See inside Wednesday’s Busy Things Folder.

Adios!

Tuesday 19th January

Good morning Year 2!

Here is the sixth chapter of our Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

 

Music with Miss Whiting:

You will find the lyrics for ‘How Far I’ll Go’ in today’s folder in JIT.

 

English

In English today the children will be focusing on punctuation. Video link:

Then the children are going to become the teacher whilst they complete today’s worksheet. They need to work through the sheet like a detective to find all the missing punctuation.

The sheet for today is saved in JIT.

**You might have printed it last week – in which case it will have the date March 17th on it.**

You will find videos about the different punctuation marks here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2cf82 There is a fun quiz at the end if you want test yourselves!

 

Maths

In Maths today you are going to be starting work on division. You will need a piece of paper, pencil, objects and the following Math’s lesson where everything you need to know will be explained:

 

Computing

Find various activities in Busy Things in the Tuesday folder. Today you will be coding. Code is like a set of instructions. When you create your code it must be in the correct order and exactly right to work – just like a set of instructions!

 

Offline Activity

Today you are going to do a treasure hunt!

You will find the sheet in JIT. If you do not have a printer, create your own treasure hunt!

Here are some ideas to start you off:

Can you find these items?

Something beginning with ‘A’

Something round

Something orange

 

Have a brilliant day! I can’t wait to see you at 3 o’clock.

Monday 18th January

Good morning everybody!

I hope you had a restful weekend! Welcome back to another week of homeschooling. We are so impressed with all the work that you have done so far! Make you keep track of your housepoints because we know we have given you lots! We’ll put them up when we are back in the classroom.

Here is the fifth chapter of our Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

 

Dance

Make sure this is not the only activity you do today! If you are feeling really energetic, perhaps you could do one of Joe Wickes’ videos later too…

 

English

Today you are going to try to read through the PDF of the story which is saved in JIT. You might spot a mistake, we are sorry about this, but it is the best we can find.

Once you have read through the story, have a go at today’s comprehension activity.

This is saved in JIT.

**You might have printed it last week – in which case it will have the date March 16th on it.**

If you have already done this sheet or want to stretch your brain even more, here is an activity to help YOU (the children) write the questions. Have a go at these activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2cf82

When you reach ‘Activity 3’ I would like you to imagine that you have met gorilla or Hannah, write down 5 questions that you would ask them.

 

Maths

Today you are going to be solving multiplication word problems using my times table knowledge. The Maths video below will help you with today’s lesson:

Your worksheet for today is in today’s folder in JIT. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky, have a go at the second sheet.

 

Offline Activity

Today we are going to learn about empathy.

You will need:

  • Card and/or the printed ‘Empathy Glasses’
  • Crayons/felt tips/anything arty

Watch Miss Hall talk about today’s activity here:

If you cannot watch Miss Hall, then that is not a problem at all. You are making magic glasses today! Have a go at drawing some really big glasses (use the bottom of a cup to help you). Ask an adult if they could cut them out for you so you can see through them. Then decorate them! Think about a character from one of your favourite stories and when you put your glasses on, imagine that you are seeing the world through their eyes! This is called empathy.

Friday 15th January

Good morning superstars!

What has been your favourite part of the week? Why don’t you draw a picture of it or write diary entry about it?

If you go for a walk, scoot or roller blade this morning, look out for any leaves and branches that you can take home with you. They will come in handy in today’s art lesson!

Here is the fourth chapter of our new Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

Maths

For Maths today you are going to be answering multiplication problems within the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times table using arrays. Below is a lesson for you to watch:

The first part of the lesson is in the video and then extension is in today’s folder in JIT.

English

Here you can listen to our book that we are doing in our English lessons:

Today we are revising apostrophes.

Use this video to remind yourself of how we use apostrophes to show belonging: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztgbsk7

If you do not have access to Bitesize. Take a look at the sentence below.

Can you spot the apostrophe here?

The dog’s tail was wagging quickly!

The apostrophe shows that the dog owns the tail. The apostrophe always comes after the owner.

Where should the apostrophe go in this sentence?

Billys football is stuck in the tree.

It needs to go after the owner. The owner of the football is… Billy!

So the sentence should be written like this:

Billy’s football is stuck in the tree.

Perfect!

Now, have a go at today’s worksheet in JIT.

Art

Video link:

You will need:
– Fruit
– Vegetables
– Any leaves, branches, pine cones (anything from the natural world!)

Optional:
– pencil
– paper
– crayons/watercolours/paint

 

R.E.

Today you are going to be identifying part of The Lord’s Prayer and understand trust in the prayer. You will find todays work sheet in JIT. Here is a video link to support your learning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYjBa09OGAU​

Have a brilliant weekend!

Thursday 14th January

Good morning everybody!

Keep up the amazing work!

If you go for a walk, scoot or roller blade today look out for any leaves and branches that you can take home with you. They will come in handy in tomorrow’s art lesson!

Have you ever done yoga? It is great to try new things!

Have a go with Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Here is the third chapter of our new Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

Maths

In Maths today you are going to be using arrays to understand that multiplication can be done in any order. Below is a lesson for you to watch:

Once you have watched your Maths lesson you can start to complete the Maths sheet, which is in today’s folder in JIT. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky then have a go at the sheet on page 2.

English

Here you can listen to our book that we are doing in our English lessons:

 

In English today you will be practicing using commas in a list.

Bitesize Video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkqxqfr

Video link (I lose the ‘supermarket game’ – I’m sure the children will spot my mistake!):

Find today’s sheet in JIT.

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.

Video link:

Relationships and Health Education

Body Bingo!

Our body needs five things, every day, to keep it healthy:

  1. Food
  2. Water
  3. Oxygen (in the air we breathe)
  4. Exercise
  5. Sleep and rest

Play the Body Bingo game to create a healthy person.

Find the sheet in JIT. If you don’t have a printer, just draw the Body Bingo boards (page 2) and use a dice – give each number one of the 5 healthy things, e.g. 1 = Food, 2 = Water etc. And 6 = A Healthy Person. You have to roll a 6 to start! Use coins for counters! 

 

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning!

Here is the second chapter of our new Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

Fancy an active start to the day?

Have a go at a Jo Wickes’ workout: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

English

Here you can listen to our new book that we will be doing in our English lessons:

 

Today we are revising adverbs.

Watch this video to remind yourself of what at adverb looks like:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbn492p

Besides spotting adverbs, you also need to be able to make your own, watch the video below to learn how.

Video:

Now complete the sheet in JIT.

There are also some activities in Busy Things to practice identifying verbs if you found this tricky.

Maths

In Maths we are going to be answering multiplication sums using objects. Watch Miss Whiting’s Maths lesson here:

You will find today’s sheet in today’s folder in JIT. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky then have a go at the sheet on page 2.

Humanities

Video link:

What would you pack if you were off to Kenya?

Find the sheet in JIT.

Spanish

For Spanish today you will be counting in Busy Things! See inside Wednesday’s Busy Things Folder.

Have a good day and we look forward to seeing you later!

Tuesday 12th January

Good morning Year 2!

Here is the first chapter of our new Year 2 book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton:

Music with Miss Whiting:

English

Video link:

Then have a go at today’s sheet in JIT.

Maths

In Maths we are going to be answering questions involving repeated addition. Watch Miss Whiting’s Maths lesson here:

You will find today’s sheet in today’s folder in JIT.

Computing

Find various activities in Busy Things in the Tuesday folder.

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.

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.

You will find a handwriting worksheet on JIT.

Have a brilliant day! I can’t wait to see you at 3 o’clock.

Monday 11th January

Good morning everybody!

I hope you had a great, sunny weekend. You all did amazingly last week. You should be proud of everything that you achieved.

We are going to start the week on our feet…

Dance

Make sure this is not the only activity you do today! Perhaps you could do 10 star jumps after you’ve completed your maths or maybe you could create an obstacle course before you have your lunch. You decide! Just make sure you stay active to keep your blood pumping and your brain working at it’s best!

English

For English today, there are two parts.

Part 1: There or Their.

Your child might have watched this video last Thursday, in which case you might want to move straight onto ‘Part 2’.

Video for Part 1:

Find the sheet to follow this activity in JIT labelled as ‘Part 1 – Monday 11th January’.

Part 2: Their, There or They’re.

Video for Part 2:

Find the sheet to follow this activity in JIT labelled as ‘Part 2 – Monday 11th January’.

Maths

Today is our first lesson on multiplication. We are going to be making equal groups and recognising the amount. For this lesson you will need some small objects for example, cubes, pencils, rubbers or coins. You will also need paper and a pencil. Once you have all of this, work through Miss Whiting’s online lesson:

 Offline Activity

Today you are going to do an 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? Tell me on the Zoom at 3pm!

To finish your day, here is Mrs Walsh reading the story ‘Clean Up’ by Nathan Bryon.

Friday 8th January

Good morning everybody!

We hope you have had a good week. Did you make your bed this morning? If not, run and make it now before you start your work for the day. This can be your act of kindness!

 

Maths

For Maths today you are going to be revising your subtraction skills. Have a look in today’s folder in JIT for your workshop. If you are finding the first sheet a bit tricky then have a go at the sheet on page 2.

Here is a video to remind them of how to ‘swap’ or ‘exchange’ if they need to: https://youtu.be/CNe9oobYcCE

They will not need to ‘swap’ or ‘exchange’ in most cases! Only when crossing ten, for example: 21 – 3 or 25 – 7. For smaller numbers they might prefer to use a number line.

When they are subtracting tens, they should not touch the ones! The when we subtract a multiple of ten the ‘ones never change’- they might be able to chant this!

English

For English today you will be working independently to complete the sheet which has been uploaded in JIT.

 

Art

Video link: https://youtu.be/s5oGgYfAuzk

You will need:

2 pieces of paper

Pencil

Anything arty at all that you have – including recycling!!

 

R.E.

Here is a video for RE today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-F7C4E7aS0&feature=youtu.be

You will find the Lord’s Prayer in the folder in JIT.

See you soon on Zoom, if not, have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday 7th January

Good morning everybody!

 

A huge well done on all the work that you have done so far. Miss Whiting and I are blown away by your effort and work you have done.

 

Relationships and Health Education

It is a new year!

What are your goals for the year? Do you want to learn the roller skate perhaps? Do you want to get better at reading? Do you want to be a better brother or sister or son or daughter?

 

Write down three goals for 2021!

 

Once you have done this you can start to fill in the sheet called ‘Thursday Wellbeing Journal’ which is in JIT. If you haven’t printed this then perhaps choose your favourite parts and complete them on a piece of paper. Draw your answers if you are finding it hard to write for every part.

 

Maths

In Maths today you are going to be identifying number bonds to 20 and 100. Below is a lesson for you to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0CGm5_GIrE&feature=youtu.be

 

Once you have watched your Maths lesson you can start to complete the Maths sheet, which is in today’s folder in JIT.

 

English

In English today we have two videos.

Video 1: https://youtu.be/7mBmOIN6kfs

If you want more of a challenge then move on to video two below:

https://youtu.be/bLsHrObd-Jg

 

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. Find the worksheet in JIT.

 

Have an amazing day!

Wednesday 6th January

Good morning!!

Music with Miss Whiting:

https://youtu.be/qhTs3uH0WzQ

You will find the lyrics to the song ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ in JIT.

 

Mr. Schumm reads The Twits:

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

 

English

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

Here is Miss Hall reading Dear Deer:

https://youtu.be/2Pj_aTBoDE0

Here is Miss Whiting reading Dear Deer:

https://youtu.be/m5OrDq51Dis

You will find the book saved as a PDF in JIT too.

 

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

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

Now, have a go at the worksheet, which you will find in today’s folder in JIT.

 

Maths

In Maths today you are going to be recapping you addition skills by add 2-digit numbers to 2-digit numbers. The sheet is saved in today’s folder in JIT. If you are finding the first sheet a bit too tricky then have a go at the second sheet on page 2.

 

Humanities

In Humanities today we are going on safari!

What is a safari?

 

Find the presentation and worksheet in today’s folder in JIT. Use this to help you complete the worksheet. Once you have done this you might want to challenge yourself by having a go at the Countries and Continents labelling game in Busy Things.

Have a great day and I will see you later!

Tuesday 5th January

Good morning Year 2!

Dance
Let’s kick start the new term in the happiest way we know possible – dance!

Make sure this is not the only activity you do today! Perhaps you could do 10 star jumps after you’ve completed your maths or maybe you could create an obstacle course before you have your lunch. You decide! Just make sure you stay active to keep your blood pumping and your brain working at it’s best!

English
In English today you will need pencil and lined paper. You might also want to open the ‘Write the Date Wordmat’ in JIT. Watch the lesson input here : https://youtu.be/Cz_GgXkBn7U

Before you start the challenge (writing a thank you letter) open up the red word mat (saved in ‘Homework’ area). You might also want to re-read the letter example which is in JIT.

Follow up activity: Can you cut your letter out and stick it on some card or plain paper? What could you draw on the front of your card?
Still feeling creative? Can you create an envelope? See if you can find one at home to help you think about how to make your own. Make sure your card fits inside it!

Maths
For Maths today, find the sheet in JIT. There are two sheets the top one is slightly more challenging. Choose whichever one you think best suits your child’s ability. There is either a PDF which can be printed or a word document which can be filled in and saved.
This week we will be consolidating previous learning.

The children could use either the number line or the tens and ones frame to help them find the correct answer when adding.

Here is a video to show you how to add using a tens and ones frame (focussing on crossing ten)

 

Computing
Find various activities in Busy Things in the Monday folder.

Offline Activity
Draw your favourite part of the Christmas holidays. This could be a meal, a film, an adventure or anything that made you feel happy.

Have a brilliant day! I can’t wait to see you at 3 o’clock.

Friday 18th December

First off, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for the lovely cards and gifts which I have received this week. Alice then very kindly gave me the beautiful origami heart full of notes and the generous voucher this afternoon. I will really enjoy dreaming up what I can use it for this Christmas.

The children have had a brilliant start to Year 2. I feel very blessed to have such a characterful, fun class. They have been excited and exhausted in equal measure this week and deserve a really good break. We have covered a huge amount and I felt really proud of all they have achieved as I looked at their progress to date this week. The last few weeks in particular, they have produced some excellent work.

 

In English, the children have been writing their polar reports section by section. The children used questions for subheadings to group the information and used the computers to do some independent research. They found out so much about each of their animals and wrote some fantastic final pieces. The main targets which I want most of the children to focus on are the simple ones – full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. They seem to have mastered the -er and -est suffixes, commas (watch finger spaces here!) and adjectives which is brilliant. For those who want more of a stretch – apostrophes have been appearing everywhere! Perhaps writing sentences which do need an apostrophe to show possession would be a good exercise. That said, the children do need that rest I mentioned! Stories and reading will do just perfectly.

The Nativity on Tuesday was an absolute triumph! The children blew us away with how they rose to the challenge. They were determined to make the performance as good as ever despite the last minute change of plans and they really did! The children have been breaking out into the various songs ever since. Miss Whiting gets all credit for organising such a brilliant production.

In Maths, the children have come to the end of their unit on Monday and so instead focussed on word problems in the guise of a Christmas quiz!

In Humanities, the children looked at different historical sources of the Great Fire of London. Some of them still think they are something to do with food which I was trying hard to move away from… They thought about what they could learn from each one whether it be a picture, a written source or an object. The children then did a quiz and all got almost full marks! They have loved this topic- not least because we set fire to some paper houses last week as part of a lesson…

In Science, the children started the lesson in the playground doing jumping jacks and running around. We then sat with a hand on our chest and a hand on our tummy. We thought about what was happening on the inside and why as our heartbeat and breath slowed. The children then enjoyed thinking about the different types of exercise and what they were good for! There was a lot of love for climbing!

In Spanish the children made beautiful cards which should have made their way home to you.

We also had DT day this week. The children were playing with and exploring linkages and levers. The children then had a chance to create their own linkage with split pins to make a waving Santa card. After this the children were allowed to play with card and split pins to create whatever they fancied! Some of them took some split pins home with them – watch out for this at the bottom of school bags!

I hope you all have a lovely, restful break this slightly strange Christmas time. I will miss the children, but look forward to hearing all about what they have got up to in the new year.

Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for all your support and generosity this term. Feeling very lucky to have such a brilliant class and parents behind them.

Miss Hall

 

 

Class Updates

Homework

Please find timetable for week 1 (5th January):

Timetable Year 2

Please find attached this week’s homework:

spring 1 week 2

Red Words

Hoberman Poem:

Ice skating poem