Y2 Home Learning 1.7.20
Here are this week's home learning tasks for Year 2.
Hi Year 2 Families. We hope you are well. We are hurtling towards the Summer Holidays now and hope that you are able to look forward to some sort of break to your current routine.
As you can imagine, ‘next year’ is a hot topic of conversation, in school, at the moment. Look out for information from Mrs Turner over the next few days. As always, if you think that we might be able to help with any questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
As some of you will be aware the adults in the Year 2 team trialled some ‘Time to Talk’ sessions as an opportunity for us to catch up with some of our children via Teams video calls. We are really pleased that they have been a massive success and, if you have not been contacted yet about your child participating, please look out for an email very soon.
Please 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.
Please do keep sending us work and photos – keeping in touch with our lovely Year 2 families is really important to us.
Please remember, now that some of us adults are back in school, just give us a little more time to reply – we are getting back to you when we are able. If you have any queries about the home learning, please copy all Year 2 teachers into the email and one of us will get back to you, when we can.
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).
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.
We are going back over division this week, including remainders.
Here is the link to the Powerpoint video (I promise that it is much shorter than the one last week).
As always there are activities attached at the end of the blog and below are some links to online division games and clips.
Have you made your games yet to practise your addition and subtraction skills?
If you have, maybe you can add multiplication and division questions too or make a new game to practise these aswell.
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.
This week, we have a lesson from BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpfk3j6 Children will need a pen/ pencil and a exercise book/ piece of paper.
This week, the children will be writing their own version of ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson.
Read, or if you don’t have a copy at home watch https://safeyoutube.net/w/qqyK ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson.
Then, look at Miss Beasley’s example story map.
Using the blank ‘Zog Story Map’ plan out a similar story to Zog. It could be a ballerina that can’t get the steps right, or a footballer who can’t get the skills right, or monster who can’t scare right. If children find this tricky, then they could plan out Zog (like Miss Beasley did) and re-write Zog.
Choose the appropriate planning sheet (colour-coded) for your child.
Write the ‘similar to Zog’ story. Follow the Success Criteria below.
Write in full sentences. (blue)
Use full stops, capital letter and question marks. (blue)
Check the story make sense. (blue)
Include adjectives. (green)
Include conjunctions. (green)
Use commas fod a list. (green)
Use speech punctuation. (white)
Use apostrophes for possession. (white)
Use apostrophes for contractions. (white)
The How to Write a Good Story document (attached) might also be useful.
Remember Mrs Hodge has made some spelling activity sheets. If you would like these then please email the Year 2 teachers and we will send them out to you.
There are lots of spelling and SPAG games that you can play here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7
If you have found any other games or activities that have been fun to do with spellings please let us know and we can share these with the other Year 2 children as well.
Carry out the ‘Coloured Celery’ experiment attached below. There is a prompt card attached too which has some questions you could ask as well as some of the scientific explanation behind what is happening.
Prediction – What do you think will happen to the celery stick and why? Can children link this to their knowledge of plants – in particular the job of the stems in a plant.
Take a photograph or draw and label a diagram of what happened.
Conclusion – What happened to the celery? Is this what you predicted? Why did this happen? What does this tell you about the job of a stem on a plant?
Complete both the activities on this link – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/thinkuknow/documents/thinkuknow/parents/pdf/thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-5.pdf
Open the Scratch program online: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/
This week we are looking at programming more than one Sprite so that you can ‘chase’ something around your screen. You can use your skills from previous lessons too, adding sounds or changing the size of your Sprite as well as moving them. Enjoy your mini chasing game. Don’t forget you can send it to us and we can play too.
Watch the Scratch tutorial video lesson 4 here:
See the separate blog for the ‘Young Apprentice’ cereal bar project.
Look at the History of Nursing link below:
What things are the same or different now? What do you think have been the biggest changes?
Task: Look at the document below – sort the pictures according to Hospitals Now/Hospitals in the Past. You could just talk about this rather than printing it off.
Extension: How do you think Nursing/Hospitals might change in the future?
This week, we have decided to talk about road safety. Watch the PowerPoint video – it is a story, so no equipment needed. Then, your child could make a poster, leaflet or PowerPoint presentation teaching other children the rules when crossing the road.