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Phase Two - Year 2

Cyan class: Alastair

Turquoise class: Liz and Kelly

Support staff: Helen, Hannah, Alison, Iona

 

Our learning has now moved online. You will find the daily learning tasks in the table below.

We would like to hear from you at least once a week. Please email your child's teacher to let us know how you are getting on, using the email addresses below: â€‹

Cyan - cyanclass@alfredsalter.com

Turquoise - turquoiseclass@alfredsalter.com

 

Monday 6th April 

Home Learning:

It's the Easter Holidays so most of the activities will be games based. I will change these every 2 days.  I hope you enjoy them. Happy Easter!

Reading: 

Read for 15 minutes and then tell someone about what you have read. Some things you might tell them are: what your favourite part was; what you think might happen next; who your favourite character is and why.

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Choose new books to read from 'Big Cat Reading' - An excellent resource which links to the colour bands that we use in school. The log in details are here: 


https://www.alfredsalter.com/339/latest-blogs/post/72/early-reading-at-home​

 

Writing: 

This week's Pobble writing challenge can be found here: 

https://app.pobble.com/lessons/preview/5c0c87cc?utm_source=PDF&utm_medium=Download&utm_campaign=Twisted_fairytale_6-7

Blockly: 

Learn computer programming skills!

  https://blockly.games/?lang=en

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There are several games to play.  You can play these as often as you like.  By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.


Maths:

Log into TTRockstars or Numbots for 30 minutes' practice.

 

Science:

Revise your knowledge of Plants and Animals.  Watch the clips then complete the activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

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Challenge Activity:

Practice your Maths skills by playing these games.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/556/Maths%20Penalty%20Shoot-out

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You can choose which areas to practise.  Try to complete a variety, if not all!



Extra Challenge:

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In Topic, we have been learning about the Rainforests. 

Use this link to research animals that live in the rainforest.

Choose one animal that lives in the rainforest to create a poster about.  Try to also include information about:

Which layer of the rainforest it lives in;

What it eats;

Is it endangered? If so, how can we protect it?


Get Moving:

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Your child should have taken home their homework book and an exercise book in which to complete the daily learning tasks. If your child has not received these, then please contact the school to arrange a means of collecting them.

At the bottom of this page, you will also find a 'Home Learning' pack containing a large number of reading, writing and maths activities, as well as a 'Practical Learning' pack with additional ideas of ways in which the children can learn. Please encourage your child to engage in these tasks for a focused period every day. 

Key Information

In Year 2, children’s learning in Key Stage One comes together as pupils develop into independent learners. By the end of the year, pupils are able to read, write and answer mathematical problems with greater fluency.

Year 2’s topics are London, Rainforests and Heroes and Heroines. We explore these topics through History and Geography enquiries; non-fiction written work and art projects. Recent trips have included a boat ride on the River Thames and a trip to London Zoo! In Science, pupils build upon their previous knowledge to carry out simple investigations and to work together to ask and answer questions.

In the Summer term, pupils have the opportunity to go on a mini school journey, where they stay overnight at Rippledown House. This is a fabulous time for everyone involved as the children experience different activities and are able to develop their independence.

 

  Outdoor PE Indoor PE
Cyan Class Tuesday Wednesday 
Turquoise Class Tuesday  Wednesday 

 

Previous Home Learning

Brief explanation of homework/reading books expectations

Week Beginning English Maths
9th March 2020 This week we finished reading 'The Minpins' and the children have written the end of the vicious Gruncher in their own words. We have continued our learning on fractions and introduced thirds: splitting into three equal parts or three equal groups.
Spellings

s/es at the end of words & words where ‘a’ is said /ar/.

If a word ends in ch, sh, s, x, or z, use -es to make it plural

For all other words, use –s­ to make plural.
In some words ‘a’ is pronounced /ar/.  There is no ‘r’!
 

boxes
likes
catches
brushes
fizzes
kisses
balls
fast
last
past

Spelling test Thursday 19/03/2020. 

 
19.3.20

Writing

www.pobble365.com

'Save our Habitat!' 

In your blue workbooks, complete the activities on this page!

 
20.3.20

Writing

Ohttp://www.pobble365.com/ the writing task for today is 'Giant Tennis'.

Complete the activities in your blue workbooks. 

 
Monday 23rd March

Writing

Click the link below and complete the writing tasks called Toby. Use your blue exercise book to write your story and answer the questions. When you have finished, email your work to us using the class emails. 

www.pobble365.com/toby

 

Weekly Spellings - words ending in 'y':

If the letter before the 'y' is a vowel, make plural by adding 's'.  If the letter before the 'y' is a consonant, make plural by removing the 'y' and adding 'ies'.

boy
boys
tray
trays
party
parties
baby
babies
mother
father

Maths

Click on the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Use the games to practice your Maths skills of doubling and fractions.

Make a Fraction poster and send a photo of it to us on the class email

Tuesday 24th March

Complete the Pobble activity

www.pobble365.com/please-look-after-this-bear

Read for 15 minutes

Complete the maths sheet emailed to you. Write out the number sentences in your blue exercise books, showing your working out. Then, change the operations to make new number sentences.

Challenge

complete White Rose lesson 2 

Weds
25th March

Use Pobble to complete the writing tasks and email the finished work back to the class email

www.pobble365.com/wide-eyed/

Log into TTRockstars or Numbots for 30 minutes practice. 

Use the White Rose website to complete lesson 3

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

Thursday
26th March

Today's Pobble activity is called Hanging on, choose 2 or 3 of the tasks to complete in you your blue book and email it back to the class account.

https://www.pobble365.com/

 

 

Use the White Rose website to complete lesson 4

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

Challenge Activity

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try. You could draw what the boys get after they have shared their lunch. Don't forget to let us know how you got on.

https://nrich.maths.org/2361

 
Friday 27th March

Today's Pobble activity is called 'Supermans Dilemma' choose 2 or 3 of the tasks to complete in you your blue book and email it back to the class account.

https://www.pobble365.com/supermans-dilemma/

Use the White Rose website to complete lesson 5

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

Challenge Activity

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

 https://nrich.maths.org/218 Maybe you could use real fruit to help you solve the problem - send us pictures of your answer.

 

Monday 30th March

Today's Pobble activity is called 'Rumpelstiltskin'.

1. Look at the picture and read the Story Starter.

2. Question Time!  Can you write your answers to some of the questions?

3. Can you write the next paragraph of the story, after Rumpelstiltskin arrives?
(don't worry if you don't know the story - you can make up your own story with your ideas!)

http://www.pobble365.com/rumpelstiltskin

Use the White Rose website to complete Week 2 - Lesson 1.

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

Challenge Activity

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

https://nrich.maths.org/154​  I would suggest drawing the biscuits to help you work this one out!

Tuesday 31st March

Today's Pobble activity is called 'Flight Club'.

1. Look at the picture and read the Story Starter.

2. Question Time!  Can you answer the questions?  This will be useful when you do your writing.

3. Now, can you write a story about what you think happened next?  Be creative - it's up to you what happened!
Don't forget: your writing must be in the past tense.

http://www.pobble365.com/flight-club

Use the White Rose website to complete Week 2 - Lesson 2 - Step 7.

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

Challenge Activity:

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

https://nrich.maths.org/5590

If you have a go at this, I suggest you write your answers in sentences.  When you get onto the second part, draw the rods in your book (neatly!) and label them A, B, C, etc.  Then you can write sentences to answer the questions, eg. 'Rod D is twice the length of Ahmed's first rod'.

Wed
1st
April

Today's Pobble activity is called 'Animal Town'.

1. Look at the picture and read the Story Starter.

2. Question Time!  Can you answer the questions?  This will be useful when you do your writing.

3. Now, imagine you were a visitor in Animal Town.  What did you do?  What did you see?  This is a great opportunity to use your imagination and try out some wonderful adjectives/expanded noun phrases.  Remember to keep writing in the past tense!

http://www.pobble365.com/animal-town​

Use the White Rose website to complete Week 2 - Lesson 3 - Step 8.

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

Challenge Activity:

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

https://nrich.maths.org/55

How many number sentences can you write which end with the answer = 8?
I will be especially pleased to see some multiplication (x lots of/groups of) and division (÷ shared into equal groups of) number sentences!

Thursday 2nd
April

Today's Pobble activity is called 'The Wave'.

1. Look at the picture and read the Story Starter.

2. Question Time!  Can you answer the questions?  This will be useful when you do your writing.

3. Now, use your imagination to continue writing the story.  What happens next?!  Is it an exciting adventure or a terrible disaster?  Is there something lurking under the water?

http://www.pobble365.com/the-wave​

Use the White Rose website to complete Week 2 - Lesson 4 - Step 9.

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

Challenge Activity:

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

https://nrich.maths.org/136​

Noah saw 12 legs walking around the park?  But what creatures might he have seen?  For example, perhaps he saw an insect (6 legs), a puppy (4 legs) and an ostrich (2 legs).  That is 12 legs altogether!  How many other combinations of different animals add up to 12 legs in total?

 

Reading: 

Read for 15 minutes and then tell someone about what you have read. Some things you might tell them are: what your favourite part was; what you think might happen next; who your favourite character is and why.

Remember to log into Epic reading to discover some wonderful new books!

Writing: 

Today's Pobble activity is called 'Ladybird'.

1. Look at the picture and read the Story Starter.

2. Question Time!  Can you answer the questions?  This will be useful when you do your writing.

3. Now, use your imagination to carry on writing.  You can either continue describing the ladybird or, if you like, write a story about something which happens to her.

https://www.pobble365.com/ladybird​

Large ladybird pobble 365

(note to adults: if your child is struggling with writing every day, you could spread a Pobble over two days.  Perhaps, do the questions and 'sick sentences' on the first day, and continue writing the story on the second day.)

Challenge Activity:

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

https://nrich.maths.org/145​

This is a doubling activity.  If you have worked out how tall the plant will be on Monday at 9 am, what about Tuesday at 9 am?  Wednesday?

Extra Challenge:

Distress forward ship sea

Sea shanties were songs sung by sailors to help them with the tough, physical work on a ship.  It was important they had a good rhythm so the sailors could keep in time rowing or hauling up the sails.  Have a look at these two short clips about shanties:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwh7tfr
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2f6sbk​

Can you write your own shanty to help you with one of your jobs at home, like tidying up or doing the dishes?

Spellings:

Words ending in -tion

station
potion
nation
option
lotion
motion
section
fiction
Mr
Mrs

 

Log into TTRockstars or Numbots for 30 minutes' practice.

Use the White Rose website to complete Week 2 - Lesson 5 - Step 10.

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

Challenge Activity:

If you fancy a challenge why not give this activity from NRICH a try.

https://nrich.maths.org/145​

This is a doubling activity.  If you have worked out how tall the plant will be on Monday at 9 am, what about Tuesday at 9 am?  Wednesday?

 

News and Events

Pictures of events and news from Year 2 will appear here.

Documents

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Year 2 Practical Ideas 18th Mar 2020 Download
Year 2 Home Learning Pack Guidance and A... 18th Mar 2020 Download
Year 2 Home Learning Pack 18th Mar 2020 Download