Welcome To Year 2
We are into July and almost at the summer holidays. Well done if you have kept up this far! Hopefully you have all been excited about finding out about your Year 3 teachers. I will of course be passing on lots of information to Mrs Fowlie-Burns and Mrs Ward about what we learned in Year 2 and which bits we didn't get to do. I am very happy that you will have such wonderful teachers next year but sad at the same time that you didn't get to finish the year with me .
As we approach the end of term, I have just set a few activities revising some important skills that we learned during the year to help you remember. Next week, for the final week, I will give you some activities that you can send to Mrs Ward and Mrs Fowlie-Burns to let them find out more about you!
Have a lovely week
HOME LEARNING 29TH JUNE
Dear Year 2,
It seems such a long time since we were altogether. The last time we were all in school we were still wearing our winter coats, now it is only a few weeks until the summer holidays. I hope everyone is still doing ok at home and was able to get out and enjoy the sunshine last week. At the weekend, I went strawberry picking. It was great fun but I was greedy and picked far too many strawberries so I had to make some jam. I think I will be eating it for a long time.....
I have given you some spellings to practise, some reading to do and a writing activity if you want it. There is also a grid of ideas for other subjects. Please pick which activities you would like to do - I think your parents will especially like the unplugged Computing activity this week! There are also activities on Purple Mash, Bug Club, Maths Factor, Sumdog or Numbots if you would like to have a go at those.
Next week I am going to ask you to think about what you remember from Year 2. We were in there for quite a long time, even though it seems so long ago, so I hope there are some things that you remember! Maybe take some time this week to think about what things you did or learned about in Year 2 that you enjoyed.
I have recorded the last 3 chapters of George's Marvellous Medicine which I will put up after school today.
Take care everyone!
This week, there are some more of our Year 2 common exception words to learn, practise at spelling homophones, some reading about a journey into space and an optional writing task to describe an imaginary planet.
For maths this week, I suggest looking at the BBC Bitesize lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons. This week they are covering measure, which we didn't get a chance to do in class. They have a session each day with a video and a variety of activities.
MATHS - 26th JUNE
Test your understanding of telling the time this week using this game which you can reach by clicking the link below:
Choose the option to tell the time to the hour, half hour or quarter hour.
MATHS - 25th JUNE
Practise telling quarter past/quarter to times.
MATHS - 24th JUNE
Telling the time to quarter of an hour. Look at the powerpoint, then look at the explanation and activities underneath.
Sorry! I forgot to upload the reading document yesterday. Please find it below.
MATHS - Tuesday 23rd June
Rewatch the video from yesterday to remind you about telling the time. Today you are focussing on half past. That is when the minute hand (the long hand) is pointing to the bottom of the clock. Try to notice what happens to the hour hand (the short hand) when the time is half past. It should be in between two numbers on the clock.
Then try the activities.
HOME LEARNING FOR WEEK BEGINNING 22nd JUNE
Dear Year 2 families,
Well done for keeping up this far. This week is Science Week, so I have posted some different science activities you could try at home. They hopefully don't need anything that you don't already have at home. If your child enjoys science activities, there are some more ideas to try at home here https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/family-activities#4-11 I welcome any photos.
If you manage any learning at home this week, we are telling the time in maths. This is always an area that children find tricky to learn so any help that you are able to give them is invaluable. I have saved some pages from the maths books we use at school which have explanations and some activities. The first day is o'clock.
For English, I have put up some spellings to practise and learn, a reading comprehension activity and an activity for writing if you are able to do any of these.
As always, on the site www.activelearnprimary.co.uk there are reading books on Bug Club and maths videos on Maths Factor. There are also some learning activities on Purple Mash and Sumdog www.sumdog.com (the username and password are the same for these two sites).
There are also some new chapters of George's Marvellous Medicine for Story Time!
Have a lovely week
MATHS - 22nd JUNE
Watch the video reminding you how to tell the time using the words o'clock. The explanation and activities are saved underneath. There will be a new activity tomorrow about telling half past times.
MATHS - 19th JUNE
Today we continue our 3d shape work looking at faces, vertices (children might think of these as corners) and edges (where the faces of the shapes join). It can be quite tricky to identify these from a picture of a shape so if you have any 3d shaped objects at home this will help, eg sometimes boxes of tissues are a cube or cuboid, a tin of beans is a cylinder. A pyramid is a bit more tricky to find! At school, we drew or stuck sticky notes onto faces to help identify and count them. The simpler worksheet just asks you to identify faces and vertices, while the harder worksheet also includes edges.
MATHS - Thursday 18th June
Today's maths is 3d shape. We looked at these shortly before school closed. The children could recognise cubes, cuboids, cylinders, spheres, pyramids and cones by looking at the number and shape of the faces. We counted the number of edges and the number of vertices, which we learned is the proper name for the corners or "pointy bits" of a 3d shape. We used the words "curved" or "flat" to describe the faces.
MATHS - 17th JUNE
Today's maths activity is about finding one third (1/3). As this is new learning, it is best to concentrate on doing the "A Bit Stuck" worksheet practically by splitting a group of objects into 3 equal parts. You could use any small object you have at home: pegs, paperclips, beads, pasta pieces etc.
MATHS - 16th June
Today's lesson is about finding half and quarter of an amount. We have only covered this by looking at halves of shapes in school, so this is something new. Children need to remember that to find 1/2 we split the number of objects into 2 equal groups, to find 1/4 we split them into 4 equal groups. They could do this practically with objects like pegs or pieces of pasta if this is easier.
HOME LEARNING 15th JUNE 2020
Hello all Year 2 families. At this stage in the term, many children and their families are feeling unmotivated and frustrated by the continuation of home schooling. I've adjusted the format of the learning activities this week so hopefully they are more accessible. There are just 3 simple English activities - a spelling, reading and writing. You can do as many or as few of these activities as you feel you are able to. I have still put up the details of the weekly lessons for anyone who prefers to have more detailed work. If you only have the chance to complete one activity, I would suggest focussing on the 8 spelling words to practise.
For maths, I will continue to put up daily activities, with some explanation if needed. These are a mixture of revision of things we have already done and a few new activities. Again, only do as many or as few as you are able to.
There is a grid of activities for other subjects. I have tried to make these as practical as possible.
One of the things I miss most about my time with the class is story time. We enjoyed sharing many wonderful stories together so I have decided to read them a new book. I have recorded 5 sections of George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. We already read his book Fantastic Mr Fox in class which the children liked very much. I have uploaded all 5 here but you can play one each day if you prefer. There is a writing activity linked to these, but it is optional. The stories are just there for the children to listen and enjoy.
For those of you that prefer online activities, there are reading, maths and spelling/grammar activities on Bug Club at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk This is a great site for your child to access some independent learning activities if you are working or unable to sit with them. The reading books have interactive questions and the maths and spelling activities come with tutorials to explain them. There are also learning games on www.sumdog.com which are fun for the children to complete and earn rewards. I have rewarded last week's top players with 100 coins each. There are also a variety of activities on Purple Mash, with the opportunity for the children to email each other or me. If you need a reminder of any login details, please email me.
VIRTUAL SPORTS WEEK
A reminder that as we cannot hold our usual sports day this year, Mrs Fowlie-Burns has added some virtual events to the homepage of the website. You should have received a parentmail about this.
ENGLISH - 12th JUNE
Today there is a poem to read called "My Step-Dad is an alien". Then you are going to imagine that a member of your family is secretly an alien and use nouns and adjectives to describe them! I have explained it all in a video for you.
MATHS - 12th JUNE
Today's work is drawing pictograms from tally charts. You need to have watched the video from yesterday before you can do today's work.
There is a good explanation of pictograms here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg4d2hv or I have put up some examples below. Then you are going to look at the tally chart of cookie shapes, count up the total of each set of tally marks and draw a pictogram to show it. I have started it for you.
MATHS - 11th JUNE
Something completely new today - tally charts and block graphs. I have made you a video to explain. Before you watch the video, see if you can think of a tally chart that we always have on the wall in the classroom!
Then you have a tally chart to read. See if you can count up the tally marks and write the total. If you can, use the tally chart to draw a block graph like I have shown you in the video.
ENGLISH - 11th JUNE
Today you have a poem to read about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs!). A UFO is something that has been spotted flying in the sky but nobody knows what it is. Lots of people think they are alien spacecrafts. The boy in the poem is called Desmond and he spots a UFO. By the end of the poem, Desmond has disappeared! You need to read the poem to yourself. Try to find the rhyming words in each verse. I have found the first ones for you and I have saved the answers underneath here. If you can't remember what a rhyming word is, there is a video here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjhhvcw/articles/zqjgrdm
Make a list of all the rhyming words then write your answers to the questions on a piece of paper. After that, draw a picture of what you think the UFO that Desmond saw looked like. Can you draw an alien looking out of the window?
MATHS - Wednesday 10th June
The planned maths was a bit tricky to solve at home, so instead here is a problem to solve. Can you complete the Ice Cream challenge? There are 4 flavours of ice cream. You get 2 scoops in each cone. How many different flavoured ice-creams can you have?
You can use the same flavour for both scoops if you want. So your first ice-cream might be 2 scoops of chocolate, the second one might be one scoop of chocolate and one scoop of strawberry. The easiest thing to do is to draw the ice cream cones. You can make 9 different ice cream cones altogether. I have saved the answers below if you need some help.
ENGLISH - 10th June
Your job today is to write a recipe for something you like to make at home! I have seen some photos of some delicious things you have made. It could be your favourite sandwich, snack, breakfast or dessert. Maybe you will write a recipe for fruit salad, cheese and ham sandwich, marmite on toast or an ice cream sundae. You can choose! You might want to ask an adult to help you make something then you can write down the instructions afterwards.
I have shown you Bear's recipe for jam tarts so you know what you need to include: Remember to write down a heading and what ingredients you will need. Write each instruction on a new line and remember to use bossy verbs.
Then I have shown you a recipe that my children like to help me make.
MATHS - Tuesday 9th June
Here are two different ways of doing subtraction sums. Choose the way you prefer to work out the sums you are given.
ENGLISH - Tuesday 9th June
Remember the past tense:
1) The SIMPLE PAST TENSE: Some verbs add ed: jumped, stopped, cried; Some verbs change to a new word: make - made, wake - woke, eat - ate
2) The PROGRESSIVE PAST TENSE: Use was or were and then add -ing to the end of the verb;
I was walking, We were jumping, He was crying, They were making, I was eating
Read the story "Morning in the forest". Then find all the words you can in the past tense. If you have a printer you can highlight them, or you can just write them on a piece of paper. I have done the first couple for you.
Then have a go at the worksheet where you have to write the verbs in different ways. Can you complete the sentences underneath in the past tense?
MONDAY 8TH JUNE
Welcome to another new week. It's what we call Summer Term 2, Week 2, in case you've lost track. The sunny weather seems to have come to an end for a while but hopefully we will all still be able to get outside as much as possible.
I've seen that lots of you have been active on our online learning sites. I hope they were fun and you still managed to learn something! I have put up some new activities for the week, but you can also make use of sites like the Oak Academy https://classroom.thenational.academy/ or BBC bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize if you prefer. If you are finding the work too difficult, you can always take a look at the ideas on the Year 1 page.
Don't forget, there is no set amount of work you have to do. You could do one or two Maths and English activities from the website each week, a couple of activities on Purple Mash or Sumdog and read a book from Bug Club. Just do what you can manage as a family, although it's good to try and get a few learning activities done each week to keep some structure and routine if possible.
Don't forget the grid of activities for other subjects each week. This Monday, 8th June, is World Ocean Day so I have put a few ocean-related activities up.
Don't forget to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to send me any pictures.
Have a wonderful week.
You will find below:
1) English for Monday 8th July
2) Maths for Monday 8th July
3) Other subjects grid and pictures for this week
New maths and English work gets added to this web page each day.
ENGLISH 8th JUNE
Today there is a book of animal recipes where each animal in the story has chosen a recipe for their favourite food. Read the story (I have recorded it so you can hear it). It has lots of instructions for cooking food. You need to find the bossy verbs then you can choose an animal and write what food you think it would like to eat and why. You can even follow the recipes and make some of the food if a grown up can help you!
MATHS 8TH JUNE
Today is practice at finding the difference between two amounts of money. This is one of the trickiest things to do in maths! You can do it in two ways: by counting back, or by counting in between the two numbers. Have a look at the explanation to see. Here's a tip: if your smaller number is less than 10, count back on the number line. If it is more than 10, count between the two numbers.
MATHS - 5th June
Carroll diagrams are similar to Venn diagrams but with boxes. Look at the examples of Carroll diagrams, then try the A Bit Stuck worksheet first, followed by the Mild Worksheet if you find that easy.
MATHS - 3rd JUNE
Today there is something new to learn - Venn diagrams! There is a video to explain what these are. Then there is an activity for sorting sweets which can be done on a powerpoint on screen or can be printed. For the printed version, you can cut out the sweets to sort them. If you can't open or print these, you can just pause the video and try to work out how to sort the sweets on screen.
There is a second venn diagram sorting flowers if you would like to do that too.
ENGLISH - 4th JUNE
Watch a different version of Diary of a Wombat. Which one do you like better?
Write out the sentences, joining them with a conjunction.
Plan your own animal diary. I have shown you my idea!
ENGLISH 3rd June
Watch the story of Diary of a Wombat again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMMhJ4iiu8. Pause the video on Monday and write down all the past tense verbs from the page - clue: the first one is "slept". Then pause the video again on Tuesday and write down all the past tense verbs. These verbs are in what we call the "simple past tense". That means most of them end in -ed.
There is another way of writing verbs in the past tense by using the word was and adding -ing to the end of the word. So instead of saying Wombat jumped we say Wombat was jumping. We use this type of past tense verb all the time when we are talking but we might not know that it has a name: the progressive past tense.
Read the information about the past tense, then see if you can change the sentences on the worksheet into the progressive past tense. I have done the first one for you in the picture.
MATHS - 3rd June
Solve the multiplication and division story problems by drawing a picture for each one. I have done a couple of examples to show you.
MATHS - 2nd June
I have put up some different problems from the plans today as I felt they would be easier for the children to solve. Watch the video about solving division story problems. Solve the Mild story problems using the arrays in the picture to group the foods.
ENGLISH - 2nd June
Watch the reading of the story Diary of a Wombat in the youtube video.
Practise spelling the days of the week.
Look at the pictures of three important parts of the story. Can you write a sentence to show what the wombat is thinking at each part of the story and what the family are thinking?
1st JUNE - SPRING TERM 2
Welcome to the start of a new half term, where sadly we are still not all back together. I hope you had a pleasant week and were able to spend some family time together.
Please find as always plans for English, Maths and other subjects for the week. You can do all of them or just one or two, depending on how you are able to work. Remember, if you prefer, you can also access work online at BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize or at the Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
If your child is struggling with the Year 2 work, remember that it is harder for them to work at home than it would be in the classroom, so try not to worry too much. You can try looking at our Year 1 page on here and doing the work set there instead.
As St James is reopening to increasing numbers of children this week, I will be in school teaching more often than I was before half-term. I won't be able to put as many things up each day on this page as I have been before but I will try to update it as often as possible and will try to put up a couple of videos each week too for those that like to watch them so please check in daily to see if there is anything new.
As always, there will be some new activities on Purple Mash and there are reading books for all available on Bug Club (www.activelearnprimary.co.uk) as well as TT Rockstars and Numbots. If you have forgotten or lost your child's login details, please feel free to email me and I will resend them. If you are having trouble accessing work online, please email and I can arrange a paper pack of work that you can collect from the school office.
Some of you have mentioned that your children are reluctant to do any school work and you are finding it hard to encourage them. This is natural with the prolonged time at home. I would suggest that you try to separate the "school days" from the non-school days by maybe starting with a PE activity or similar from the mornings. Then see if the children will try to complete just one learning task per day to start with, maybe from Purple Mash, or reading a book on Bug Club, or watching a video from this website. We know it is very hard to manage your children's learning from home, so don't worry too much if they find it hard or you are unable to supervise them, but you may find it easier to keep them in some kind of routine in preparation for their eventual return to school.
The email address if you need to contact me is email@example.com
Please continue to send in some more of your wonderful photos!
Weekly calls will continue to be made to those families that we have not heard from either by accessing work online, or via email just to check that you are all doing okay. These calls will now be made by another member of our St James team while I am in school and they will update me. If you would like me to contact you, that's fine. Please drop me an email above or you can leave a message with the school office.
Above all, stay safe and well and we all pray for the time when we can return to normality!
Next week is half term. Here are some ideas for fun activities you can do indoors or outdoors to keep busy.
MATHS - 21st May
Today we are measuring capacity - the amount of liquid that you can pour into a container. You can also measure the capacity of solid things that can be poured, eg rice or sugar.
The video and instruction page show you how to make a measuring container with things you have around the house, then you can measure the capacity of different containers you have at home.
If you want to, you can also have a go at solving the capacity problem on the worksheet.
ENGLISH - 21st May
Today there is a monster poem to read. It has some new types of words to look for - prepositions. Then you can use these words to finish some sentences about monsters.
MATHS - 20th May
Today there are more addition sums. You can work them out in the same way you did yesterday, drawing the tens and ones, or you can count forward the tens and then the ones in your head or by drawing a number line. I have done a reminder of each for you.
ENGLISH - 20th May
Today is a practice of the noun phrases you were learning about a couple of weeks ago. I have read one of the monster stories, then you need to find the nouns and noun phrases in it. Then there is another story "In every corner" which you can read yourselves. Then you can choose one, or more of the monsters from that story, draw a picture of them and write a description of what they look like using noun phrases.
Today's work is adding 2 digit numbers. We have done lots of this in class so I've recorded a reminder to help you. If you download the lesson for the day, don't worry about doing itthe way they've shown you with arrow cards, you can work it out like we have done in class, although the arrow cards are another way of showing you how to add the tens and ones separately. The "mild" sums do not need exchanges but the "hot" sums do.
Today there is some work about using possessive apostrophes. There's a slide to explain and also a song to help you to understand. Then you can have a go at the worksheet.
If you would like to, you can also write your wild pet story that you planned yesterday. Remember, when you write it you should describe all the things you imagine your pet does when they go out at night. Remember to use your capital letters and full stops correctly and try to use words like when, because, until, if to make your sentences longer.
The apostrophes song is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-apostrophes-with-sasha-tyler/z49hd6f
ENGLISH - 16th MAY
Read the instructions about how to escape from a Giant. Then look at the instructions on the next page. They are written all wrong. They are not in the right order and haven't been written as a list. You need to find the correct order and then write them out properly. Put the heading at the top then write the instructions in a list. Start a new line every time you put a new number.
If you want to do more, you can write your own instructions for what people must do and must not do if they come into your bedroom!
MATHS - 15th May
Today's maths is about weight in grams and kilograms. You can have a look around your kitchen to see if you can see how much different packets and tins of food weigh. Is the weight in grams (g) or kilograms (kg). See if you have something that weighs 1kg so you can feel how heavy it is. Then look at the pictures and decide which objects would weigh more than 1kg and which objects would weigh less. If you finish, you can have a go at reading how heavy objects are on the balance scales.
ENGLISH - 15th MAY
Read the story Dream On from yesterday again, or watch it on the video. Then look at the video about different types of sentences. We did this in class so hopefully you remember some of them. Read the sentences on the worksheets and decide if they are statements, questions, exclamations or commands. If you would like to do more, you can write about a dream that you have had, or imagine a dream that you would like to have.
MATHS WEDNESDAY 13th MAY
Today's maths is looking at the relationship between multiplication and division and how they can be shown using groups in an array (rows of counters). For each array, you can write two multiplication sums and two division sums. For example, for the multiplication sum 5 x 2 = 10, you can also write 2 x 5 = 10, 10 ÷ 2 = 5 and 10 ÷ 5 = 2. Remember that x means "groups of" so 5 groups of 2 = 10 is the same as 2 groups of 5 = 10. For the division sums, you always start with the biggest number. 10 divided into groups of 2 = 5 groups; 10 divided into groups of 5 = 2 groups.
I have done a picture of the worksheet with some extra information to help you. If you prefer, there is also a printable version of the original worksheet underneath.
ENGLISH- WEDNESDAY 12th MAY
Today there is a story to read about dreams and some questions to answer. I have recorded the story in case the children prefer this or there is any difficulty opening it as a PDF, but it is better for them to try reading it themselves if they are able. If you don't have access to a printer, the children can look at the questions on screen and write down the answer on paper or just say the answer. PDFs of the story and questions are underneath.
12th May - ENGLISH
Today's work is more about verbs, especially the "bossy" verbs used in instructions.
12th May - MATHS
Today's work is about dividing objects into equal groups. We have done this in class before.
**MONDAY 11th MAY 2020 - HOME LEARNING FOR THIS WEEK**
Welcome to another new week where we are doing our best to teach and learn from home. I have attached a grid of activities for different subjects, as well as daily plans for English and Maths. As I have done the past few weeks, I will try to put up extra explanations each day for the Maths and English work as pictures or videos. There is no expectation for what you are able to achieve at home as everyone's circumstances are different but hopefully these things will help your child to keep up with some learning.
As every week, there are new activities on Purple Mash , reading on Bug Club or Lexia and maths activities on Numbots or Times Tables Rockstars .
I received many lovely new pictures last week which I have added to the gallery above. The more the merrier, so please send anything your child would like to see on the webpage. firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for entries for the school art competition is this Friday. I have put up the details again below.
As always, if there is anything you are struggling with your child at home, please feel free to contact me via email. Resources for managing your family's wellbeing are at https://www.stjamescofeprimaryschool.co.uk/support-advice-for-home-learning-and-wellbeing/
There is a new tab on our homepage for worship ideas https://www.stjamescofeprimaryschool.co.uk/worship-at-home/
As our children are likely to be spending more time online at the moment, I have included some online safety guidance below for both children and parents.
If possible for your family, it is a good idea to try to take your child outside for exercise. If they are reluctant to go outside much, you could try doing a scavenger hunt, looking for twigs and leaves to use as art projects, or taking a picture of them outside somewhere that they might like to see on the class website.
We hope you all continue to stay safe and well
THURSDAY 7th MAY
There are new Maths and English videos today. If you scroll down the page, there are also some resources for VE day decorations.
There will be no work set for tomorrow as it is a Bank Holiday .
Here is a video about 2d shapes. We had just finished learning about these before school closed, so hopefully you will all remember!
Underneath are printable worksheets, or you can look at the pictures on the screen to identify the shapes.
Here are two more poems about monsters. I have talked about some special poetry words and how they are shown in the poems. Afterwards, there is a fun activity about anagrams (words with the letters mixed up) that you can do if you would like to.
VE DAY DECORATIONS
Here are some printable decorations for VE day, or instructions on how to make your own.
**WEDNESDAY 6th MAY**
I have recorded a video of a monster poem today, then there is another video explaining some work about exclamation marks. The printable version is underneath if you would like it.
Today there are some 2-digit numbers to add. We have done a lot of work in class on this so I have put up a picture of the way we have learned to do this in class by drawing the tens and ones in columns and adding each column separately.
Then I have also shown another way which supports the children in learning how to add the numbers in their heads. They can look at this if they want to see another way.
Then there are some sums for the children to work out. They can use whichever method they like, but if they are stuck, encourage them to draw the tens and ones in columns as they were all good at doing this in class.
I have added the pictures as powerpoint slides underneath if you prefer, and there are printables of the lesson if you prefer to print.
**TUESDAY 5th MAY**
Today you can practise subtracting numbers in your head. There are some pictures to remind you how to do this. You can count back by putting the big number in your head and the small number on your fingers, then count back one finger at a time. Or you could draw a number line, put the big number at the end and then count back the small number using jumps.
Or you can use number facts like your number pairs to 10, eg you can work out 10-7 because you know that 7+3=10.
Have a go at the sums on the "Mild" worksheet. If you want an extra challenge, you can try the "Spicy" worksheet.
All the printables for the lesson are underneath if you want them.
ENGLISH Tuesday 5th May
Watch the video of the Paperbag Princess again (below).
Use the word bank to put together some adverbs, adjectives and nouns to describe things from the story. Then write your own ending to complete the sentence. I have done some examples to show you below.
If you want the printable versions, they are underneath.
Can you spot the differences between these two photos of a familiar member of our class?
Which Year 2 pupil is behind the cucumbers enjoying an at-home spa treatment??
HOME LEARNING 4th MAY 2020
Hello Year 2 families. I hope you are still keeping safe and well. Welcome to the third week in the Summer Term. Below are some English and Maths learning packs for this week as well as suggested activities for other subjects. As I know it is hard for some of you to download and print activities, I have tried to record some of the resources as a video with me explaining it. I will take pictures of one of the activities so that you can view them on-screen and I will try to write in some activities that you could do without needing the resources. You will need to be able to watch YouTube videos to have access to the stories or explanations that have been recorded.
If anyone prefers, there are daily lessons available either on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons or at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule The BBC lessons can be picked up from the current week but if you want to use the Oak National Academy, it is best to start from Week 1.
There will also be activities set on Purple Mash and your child can continue to log in to their Numbots/TT Rockstars accounts. Please also make use of Bug Club, which you were sent login details for last week, if you are able to. It really is a good site for the children to keep up with their reading skills and I have set up all children with books at the correct level. Scroll down to last week's Home Learning for information about how to use the site.
As always, please remember that there are no expectations from the school about how much work your child should complete. We recognise that you are all having to manage around access to technology and many of you are trying to work yourselves while your children are at home. If your child finds the work on this page too challenging, try taking a look at the Year 1 class page.
If you have the technology to watch videos, then just watching some of the videos I have linked to or recorded will provide your child with some learning opportunities. I often add extra videos or resources during the week, so check in with the webpage often.
Don't forget, you can email me at the address email@example.com The children can email one another or me by using 2email on Purple Mash. Scroll down this page for instructions on how to use this. I would love some more photos of what you've been doing to add to our gallery at the top of the page.
A reminder that wellbeing resources for your family can be found at https://www.stjamescofeprimaryschool.co.uk/support-advice-for-home-learning-and-wellbeing/
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THIS WEEK'S LEARNING ACTIVITIES
ENGLISH 4th MAY
You can watch the video of the story Paperbag Prince which I have recorded. Then you can watch the video lesson I have recorded about Noun phrases and do the activities which are on it. You don't need to open the rest of the worksheets unless you want to, although I have saved them underneath.
MATHS 4th MAY
Today's work is about how to add numbers in your head. You can look at the pictures I have saved which remind you of ways you can do this, then do the "Mild" sums. If you found that easy, you can have a go at the "Spicy" sums which are harder.
The worksheets for the whole week are saved underneath if you want to use them. I will be putting up new pictures or video lessons each day, so remember to check back to the website every day.
Here are some ideas for learning activities for other subjects. There are some linked to this week's VE day anniversary. I have saved the document underneath so you can access the web links.
Miss Osakwe has announced an art competition (details below). If your child would like to enter, please email a photo of their completed artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15th May.
NUMBOTS and TT ROCKSTARS Top 3 Players for the last 7 days
These are displayed as your player names
Don't forget, you can email me at the address email@example.com The children can email one another or me by using 2email on Purple Mash. Scroll down this page for instructions on how to use this.
I would love to receive some photos of what you've been doing!
You should by now have received an email from the Times Tables Rockstars site with login details for your child. These details will allow you to access TT Rockstars and Numbots.
Numbots is a great programme for your children to practise their key maths skills. Once you have logged on for the first time, choose the Numbots icon from the left hand sidebar and access the games that way. Otherwise, you can go to numbots.com. Start off in Story Mode . You will then automatically go to the first level, which will be an easy activity. As soon as you complete a level, you will move onto the next level. The levels become progressively more difficult. You can also choose Challenge Mode which gives you a chance to practise quick recall.
Times Tables Rockstars is a programme for practising your multiplication and division facts. To start off, the programme will ask you to complete a "Gig challenge". Don't worry if you can't answer all the questions, this is just to find out your starting level. Then the programme will set you a times table to practise. In Year 2, we are focussing on the 2, 5 and 10 x tables.
Emailing on Purple Mash
If the children wish to contact each other, or me, they can use 2email on Purple Mash. I showed them how to do this before we left, but here are the instructions for you to help them in case they have forgotten. I sent them all an email last week and it would be lovely to get some replies.
On Purple Mash, go to the Computing icon.
Select 2email to open it.
You will be taken directly to your inbox, where you can see any messages that you have been sent. To reply to these messages, open up the message and look for the reply button at the bottom of the screen.
If you want to write a new message, look for the envelope icon in the top right hand corner of your inbox.
A new message screen will come up. To choose a person to send it to, click on the magnifying glass on the right-hand side of the "To" box and a list of names from the class will appear.
Choose the name of the person you would like to send a message to. Type your message and then click "Send" at the bottom of the page. .
Any emails that the children send to each other come to me first for approval, just to make sure all content is appropriate. I hope some of the children will enjoy writing to each other.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR HOME LEARNING
All children have access to the Lexia reading programme. A letter was sent home recently with your child's login details.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ This website has a variety of reading books available to read online for free. To make searching for a book easier, I have set up a class login. To access this, go to the website and at the top of the page, click on the My Class Login button which looks like this . The username is stjyear2 and the password is year2. Alternatively, you can register as a parent. The parents' section also has ideas for supporting your child and links to maths games.
Comprehension The Twinkl website is currently free to access and has some reading skills powerpoints to work through.
SPELLING AND GRAMMAR
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/InteractiveResources.htm This site has a variety of games and has also opened up free access for all. You can log in by entering the username march20 and the password home. Phase 5 and Phase 6 are the most useful for Year 2.
http://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/ Practise spelling common words
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html Practise spelling common words
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html Choose the correct sound
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8 Spelling and grammar practice
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 This website has useful explanations as well as a variety of games. You can choose any section. Please note the following areas that we have not covered in class yet:
fractions; time; data; measure. As well as practising what we have learned in class, it would be helpful to introduce your child to these areas through the website.
Khanacademy.org You can sign up for free to this website for free learning videos, activities and quizzes on different maths concepts. It is an American site so is divided into "grades" but try the early maths or 3rd grade parts of the site.
https://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/mobile/index.html Place value practice, numbers to 99
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/balloon/index.html Add 3 numbers
https://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/index.html Number bonds to 10
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/funkyMummy/index.html Addition and subtraction
All pupils were sent home with their login details for the Purple Mash site. They are familiar with using this site for Computing at school but I have also shown them some different maths, drawing and spelling activities that can be done on there. I will be setting the children some activities through the function, which they have used before.
I will continue to update this page with different activities.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE WORKSHOP
Luckily we were able to go ahead with our planned Florence Nightingale workshop just before school closed. The children had a great time finding out about how Florence became a nurse before we were all transported back in time to a 19th century hospital during the Crimean War. Some of the class took on the role of nurses and cared for some of our injured soldiers. The soldiers were very convincing in portraying their injuries, which ranged from missing eyes to severed limbs! It was a fantastic ending to our Florence Nightingale topic. Here are a few photos of the day.
Spring Term 2020!
Our topic for this term will be "Significant people and events from the history". We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and Florence Nightingale.
Please see our Spring Term Newsletter for more information.
Homework will continue to be given out on Fridays and is due in by the following Thursday. It will consist of spellings to learn plus one other piece of Maths or English work
This term our PE lesson will be on Thursdays. We will be doing gymnastics so children will just need their shorts and T-shirt. Please could all earrings be removed before school if your child is not able to take them out themselves.