Y2 Home Learning 3.6.20
Hello Year 2 families. We hope that you had a lovely week. Weren’t we lucky with the weather?! As school is beginning a phased return for some groups of children, the way we set home learning might change slightly, but for this week it follows the same format as it has since school has closed.
Please keep an eye out for letters from Mrs Turner.
Remember that you are doing a brilliant job. Whatever you are finding is working for you and your family, is absolutely fine. Please don’t feel under pressure to stick to a rigid schedule or routine – do what works for you. Utilise the lovely weather that we are having – if we were in school we would be doing as much ‘outside learning’ as possible! If you would like some ideas you can sign up for ‘30 days wild’ free at this Wildlife Trust link: https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1?gclid=CjwKCAjw8df2BRA3EiwAvfZWaKHUFu_xJeOKIVz-cW_LYMOYJC4sssDymAUEk1DZ0vE0aQ3lzcpB3xoCoTYQAvD_BwE
Remember that children can do ANY work in their green exercise book. We have spoken to the SLT and after some discussion they decided it was not logistically feasible to get additional books to children. If you have access to paper we suggest using this and keeping it together in the meantime.
If you send us work and you would like us to put it in our ‘gallery’, please say in the email that you give permission for us to share it as we cannot share anything without your permission. We will continue to upload photos in batches, so if your photos aren’t there yet, they will be soon (if we have permission).
Now that school is opening a little more, us teachers will be required to be in school more often, so if we do not respond to your emails as promptly as we have been, please rest assured that we will get back to you when we can. If you have any queries about the home learning, please copy all teachers into the email and one of us will get back to you, when we can.
Any pictures that you send will earn you a Dojo!
Our email addresses are:
Any emails that you do send, please remember to copy Mrs Turner in firstname.lastname@example.org, just in case, for any reason, we are unable to get back to you.
This week we are going to consolidate our work on reading scales and do some problem solving involving capacity. Watch the Powerpoint video in the link and make sure you pause and try out the questions as you work through the slides. There are questions of different levels which are at the end of the Powerpoint and they are also shared as a pdf attachment at the end of this blog.
Remember, you can also practise your scale reading on the computer if you like. Use this link to play capacity countdown:
Or you can use your scales knowledge so far to measure the weight of objects in grams and kilograms in ‘mostly postie’.
This week we have added a separate blog which includes multiplication and division sheets for your children to practise with.
As well as reading five times a week at home, when we are in school we build reading into the curriculum as regularly as possible. The teachers aim to read to the children at least once every day.
We have attached a reading comprehension about Florence Nightingale. This will need to be done before doing English. If your child normally does blue work, they should do the 1 star sheets; if they normally do green, they should do the 2 star sheets; and if they normally do white, they should do the 3 star sheets. The stars are in the bottom left-hand corner. Email us if you are unsure which one your child should do.
To begin with, this term we will be learning about fact files, which will culminate in the writing of a fact file about Florence Nightingale.
Please do the reading comprehension activity before embarking on the English.
To start off with your child will need to gather lots of facts about Florence Nightingale. We have included some videos/ PowerPoint videos for them to get the facts from. Remember to use facts from the reading comprehension, and feel free to gather facts from other sources.
What was Florence Nightingale known for: https://safeYouTube.net/w/nYGG
Florence Nightingale: https://safeYouTube.net/w/4ZGG
The Story of Florence Nightingale: https://safeYouTube.net/w/NuIG
They might like to write facts whilst watching the videos, after watching the videos or they might like to watch the videos a few times – whatever works in your house.
The facts will need sorting. We have attached a sheet (fact organisation sheet) that you might like to use for this, or you/ your child, might like to do it in a different way. They will need to be organised, then kept somewhere really safe, to enable writing the fact file next week.
Conjunctions are important in fact files. This lesson from the BBC focusses on conjunctions. Please complete activities 1 and 2. If your child would like to do activity 3, then this is absolutely fine, but it is not an expectation as they have just written instructions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjdxhbk
Please don’t worry about which specific spelling lists your child may have been on at school. Use the lists in the back of the reading diary and work through any that they are currently unsure of. Any practice will be helpful to them. If they can spell these then have a go at putting them into sentences to make sure that they are still spelt correctly then too.
Mrs Hodge has made worksheets to go with each spelling list. If you would like access to these, tell your teacher which list you are currently working on and we will send you the corresponding worksheet.
Watch the PowerPoint video. There are lots of questions and thinking points. If possible, your child will need someone to discuss the questions with. If this is not possible, it is still worth watching the PowerPoint video as Miss Beasley gives an answer to each question. You will also need to be able to pause the video after each question to have time to think about it. There is no writing equipment needed. https://safeYouTube.net/w/6sJE
We are going to start a new unit looking at coding…this BBC Bitesize lesson is a great introduction to what coding is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382
We will be using the free online program called ‘Scratch’. You can look at the ‘Getting Started’ tutorial here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted
We hope that you are enjoying learning our dance. We would love to see any videos or even photos of you doing it too as it’s a lovely way for us all to feel connected. The year 2 adults have been doing marvellously, especially as some of them feel very nervous dancing. It’s time for the final lesson, lesson 5 and then we will have reached the end of the dance! Here is the link:
If you haven’t started yet but want to have a go it’s not too late…the links for Lessons 1 - 4 are below:
Lesson 1: https://safeYouTube.net/w/sKeD
Lesson 2: https://safeYouTube.net/w/YYeD
Lesson 3: https://safeYouTube.net/w/mjfD
Lesson 4: https://safeYouTube.net/w/vsfD
What makes someone famous?
Which famous people do you know?
Draw or find a picture of some famous people that you know. Write a sentence to explain why they are famous/what they are famous for.
We will be continuing with our next lesson on Kapow this week (Still keep hold of your pictures which you drew/cut out last week – you will need them next week in lesson 3). https://www.kapowprimary.com/subjects/art-design/key-stage-1/year-1/landscapes-using-different-media/lesson-2-beach-textures/
(Although it says it is for Year 1, it is actually for Y1 and Y2 – promise!)
Remember from last week you don’t need to just think about a seaside landscape, you could use the same skills to make a garden landscape, desert landscape, mountain and lakes in a landscape using the work of a different artist.
At the end of the blog we have attached images from different artists as well as the one suggested in the kapow lesson.
If you are unable to print off these images then you may find an old photo, holiday brochure, magazine/newspaper picture etc that you could use in the same way as demonstrated to add textures to a landscape.
See the example pictures in the document below to see how you might carry out this task.
Watch the clip – The Story of Passover
Discuss the events of Passover with your family. Do you ever have any special celebrations or feasts with your family?
Can you remember the meaning of each of these key words? Discuss them with an older sibling or grown up.
seder, plague, Pesach, Matzos, disease
Could draw and label a traditional Sedar meal.
Extension – Design your own special meal. Explain why you have chosen certain foods.
This lesson, from the BBC, is designed to help children learn about self-belief and managing emotions. The second part of the lesson particularly focusses on the feeling of anger. Feel free to access the parts that feel appropriate to your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmmgrj6