A warm welcome to the Year 2 class page. We are looking forward to seeing you all starting on Thursday 3rd September.
Year 2 will be starting school at 8:45 and finishing at 3:15. An adult from the year 2 team will meet the children at the small gate with the keypad at the front entrance. We will then check their temperature using a thermometer to the wrist. When the children arrive in the school building, they will be washing their hands and provided with hand sanitizer. This will be repeated throughout the day.
Mrs Graham (class teacher/Assistant Head/SENCO) and Mrs Potter (teaching assistant)
Mrs Potter and Mrs Nicholson will cover PPA (Planning, preparation and Assessment) time on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs Lambert will teach PE.
Mrs Watts will cover management time on Thursdays.
PE will be on Wednesday and the children are to come in school on this day in their PE kit: school jumper, plain navy/black/grey jogging trousers or shorts and a plain white/navy/black/grey T-shirt with trainers is expected. PE will be done outside, weather permitted. We will review the additional indoor PE session over the term, alongside government guidelines.
Your child will be given a reading book once we have assessed all the children on their phonics. They will have a book on Mondays and change them on Thursdays. The Read Write Inc. books need to be read on three separate occasions so they are able to read it fluently. The books have to be quarantined which is why we are setting days to change reading books. More support on phonics at home will come later in the term.
Learning and well-being
The main focus for the first half term is to help settle your child back into school after such a long period out of education. There will be many opportunities to share and discuss their lock-down experiences, worries and support with gaps in learning.
Our topic this term is ‘We are going to Africa’. We have lots of exciting learning planned across all subjects linked to this topic.
Due to the school following guidelines to ensure the safety of the whole school community, communication will be different to what we are used to with parents/carers. If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you at the nearest opportunity.
Finally, we want to reassure you and your child that it is normal to feel anxious about the return to school. We are doing everything possible to make sure the transition back is as smooth as possible and we know the children will be excited to see their friends and start learning again. Please see the link below to a story about returning to school.
We look forward to seeing you all back at Lovers’ Lane.
We are now in the last few days of term as year 2s! Please find below some activities for you to do. It is very sad that we have not been able finish year 2 together as I have missed you all greatly.
As I said on Friday, I wish you all a restful and safe break. I look forward to seeing you all in September when you return to school - please look after yoursleves and your family.
If you would like photographs of the work you have been doing at home putting on our class page please send them to:
If you need a new home learning book please contact me so I can arrange pick up with you from school.
Friday 17th July 2020
Today is the last day of formal home learning!! I will be putting some activities on here for the last few days next week. It has been a very sureal experience for all of us during this pandemic and I have missed you all greatly. In September you will all move up to year 3 with your new teacher, Miss Sowden. I will be sharing all the information about you with her and will come and see you on the first day back if I can in some way to help make the transition easier. We will be in touch with you before we return to inform you of more details as to how school will work because there could be changes over the summer holidays. I wish you all a restful break and please stay safe. We will be in contact about when you can come and collect your reports.
Let's get on with the final day of home learning.
English - It's now time to write up your poem that you have put together. See the picture below for more details.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm up. Today we are looking at interpreting pictograms.
PSHE - Worry Monster. Print this out if you can or use the idea to design your own. Draw and write about your worries and share them with an adult so that you can talk about how you can solve any worries you have. Talking about your worries always helps.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 16th July 2020
English - A poetry challenge today! Use the information and ideas in the pictures below.
Maths - Flashback 4 warmup. Today we look at drawing pictograms in maths.
History - We return to our Grace Darling work. On Purple Mash there is an interview sheet set up for you as a 'To Do'.
This week is our last safe and well-being check so please contact me if you haven't already done so. I hope you all have a lovely day.
Wednesday 15th July 2020
English - Use the ideas you have developed about 'Dong' and 'Attey Squash' from yesterday to write a description. More instructions on the picture below.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you warmed up. Today we are looking at making tally charts. This is something we have looked at earlier in the year.
Music - Have a look at the link below for 'Out of the Ark' for some songs to learn.
I hope you all have a lovely day!
Tuesday 14th July 2020
English - Today we have a 'Description Challenge'. Draw what the two characters 'Dong' and 'Attey Squash' look like. There is a description in the pictures below of 'The Pobble who has no toes' to guide you.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today we are looking at litres in maths. Have you done any measuring at home?
Art - In art we are looking at the artist Wassily Kandinsky. There is a PowerPoint video to read and I would like you to re-create the circles piece on Purple Mash. A paint program has been set as a 'To Do' for you. If you have paints at home use these as well as or instead. Send me pictures of your finished pieces.
Please get in touch with me this week by email - this will be the last week of contact before the summer holidays!
Monday 13th July 2020
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy the weather. The last full week of year 2 home learning so lets get started!
English - We are starting the week with a story map challenge. Read the first verse of the poem and turn it into a story map/
Maths - Flashback 4 to start. Today we are looking at temperature.
Science - Today we are looking at food chains. Have a look at the PowerPoint video and there is a sorting activity to go with this. You can draw these out in your home learning book.
Friday 10th July 2020
English - A vocabulary challenge today. Using some new vocabulary that is in the poem, match the words to the definitions.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today we are looking at millilitres and there is a video to start you off with this.
Art - A creative challenge today, linked to the poem you have been reading in English. Your task today is to make Mr Quangle Wangle's hat! I would love to see these so please send photos for me to share.
Take 5 and breathe has another flyer - take a look and have a go!
I hope you all have a very lovely weekend and please get in touch if you need anything.
Thursday 9th July 2020
English - Now it's time to read the rest of the poem and you can use yesterdays links to listen to or watch the poem. There are some questions to answer about the poem.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm up. In maths today you are looking at comparing volume.
PSHE - I have set a writing and picture program on Purple Mash. I would love you to think about your Year 2 memories. Draw and write about your memories - this can be things you have enjoyed doing in class, friends, particular lessons and things you have learnt about in Year 2. Make sure you save the document.
Please get in touch with me to let me know how you are if you haven't already.
Wednesday 8th July 2020
English - Today we are going to be reading some more verses from the poem. Also we have a thinking challenge. Put a circle or draw in your home learning book the animals that are in the poem and write their names.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you started. We continue our measures and we are looking at measuring mass in kilograms.
Music - I have set you a 'To Do' on Purple Mash and it is something you have had a go at before - Busy Beats. Make sure you save it so I can have a listen!
Please get in touch with me on email to let me know how you are and I hope you all have a lovely day.
Tuesday 7th July 2020
English - Today we are going to focus on the first verse of the poem. You can also listen to and/or watch the full poem using the links below. Once you have read the first verse your task today is to draw the Quangle Wangle's hat!
Maths - Flashback 4. Here we are looking at measuring mass in gram. Do you have some scales at home you could practice weighing with? There is a video to watch before the task.
Geography - This week we are going to Scotland. Once you have read the information in the video can you find where the Scottish landmarks are? In the PDF below there are 2 versions to choose from. If you can't print, don't worry - write the number of the landmark in your book using the picture below as a guide.
I hope you all have a great day. Make sure you send me photos of what you are getting up to or the home learning you are doing.
Monday 6th July 2020
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Please let me know if you need anything on email@example.com
English - Our final English home learning for this year. The whole document is saved as a PDF below. Today we are beginning with a talk challenge. What is a Quangle Wangle? What is a Crumpetty tree? Draw and label these. Label using adjectives to decribe the colour, shape, materials and size.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm up. Today we are looking at comparing mass with a video to watch first.
Science - Label the parts of the tree and write sentences about each. You may need to do some internet research first. The answers are in the PDF below.
Friday 3rd July 2020
Just like that, another week has gone by! If you haven't already got in touch with me to let me know how you all are, if you can by tomorrow morning that would be fantastic. Mrs Nicholson will be ringing round to catch up with children I haven't heard from. I hope you all have a very lovely weekend - fingers crossed the weather improves. Let's get started with today's home learning.
English - You have done a lot about superheroes this week. Today we are going to do a story map of an adventure your superhero could have. Draw each section and use arrows to separate the parts of the story. You don't need to write a story (unless you want to!) but you can talk through in 'story-talk' the events of the superhero pet.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you started. Today we are looking at describing movement.
Music - I have added a link for your music today. It is called Bring the Noise. I would recommend you click on 'How to Play' for the instructions. Enjoy!
Thursday 2nd July 2020
English - Now we are going to look at creating a superhero pet like Sammy. You need to draw and label your chosen pet, give it a name and complete the fact file giving more details about your pet. Let's see how creative you can be!
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. Today we are looking at making patterns with 3D shapes. The PDF is in yesterdays link.
Art - For our art session we are linking this to our superhero pet design. The paint package has been set as a 'To do' on Purple Mash. Make sure you save it so I can see it!
Wednesday 1st July 2020
I can't beleive it is July already! I will be sending out emails, either later today or tomorrow, for those of you that haven't got in touch so please let me know how you all are before then if you can. Let's get started with today's home learning lovely year 2s.
English - How did you get on with your superhero symbol design? Today we are looking at the sport superhero. Follow the instructions on the picture below. Do you have a sporting hero? Tell me about them and why you like them for further learning.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm up. Today we are looking at making patterns with 2D shapes. The PDF has today and tomorrow's maths learning sheets.
Geography - This week we are going to visit Wales. There is a video and a quiz to answer. You can pause the video if it goes too quickly for you to read at any point.
Please send any photos of work that you have done this week. Who will be our Year 2 star of the week?
Tuesday 30th June 2020
English - Some superhero art to get you started! Then you are going to finish Sammy Exceptional's poem. His superhero trait is listening! Think about the sounds he will hear.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start. Today you are looking at sorting 3D shapes. The PDF is in yesterday's link.
PSHE - We have lots of similarities and lots of differences. Today we are celebrating that we are all different. Watch the video in the link below. Then complete the sheet by writing about you and then can you get in touch with a friend to ask them their differences? If you can't, ask someone in your house.
Hope you all have a lovely day!
Monday 29th June 2020
Welcome back to your year 2 home learning - not long left now! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
English - As we continue our superhero theme today we are looking at the symbols used in the costumes. Read the information below. Today you are going to design your own superhero symbols and write about it.
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. We continue our shape work....today is about sorting 2D shapes. The PDF link below has Monday and Tuesday's together. There is also a video that helps with today and tomorrow's lesson.
Science - Let's see what you know or can infer about plants. Today there is a plants cloze to complete.
Friday 26th June 2020
It was another hot hot hot day yesterday and I hope you have been enjoying the weather - lets see what today and the weekend brings! Another strange week of home learning for you, make sure you keep going. Many thanks to those that have replied to my email checking to see if you are all ok. If you haven't done this yet please make sure you send me a quick hello. Mrs Nicholson will be ringing round those I haven't heard from today.
English - Today we have a creative challenge where you will be making a superhero name for yourself - more details are in the picture below.
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. In maths we are looking at counting vertices on 3D shapes.
Geography - Last week we looked at continents and this week we are focusing on oceans. There are links to click on to help you with this. The answers are on the 2nd sheet of the PDF below.
I hope you all have a very lovely weekend.
Thursday 25th June 2020
What lovely weather we are having! I hope you are staying safe in the sun.
English - Now you have read the superhero story it's time to answer some questions about it. Have another read if you need to so you are really familiar with the story then answer the questions in the picture below.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you warmed up. Today you are counting the edges on 3D shapes, remember the PDF is in the link from yesterday.
Music - Have a look at the Out of the Ark website link below to pick a song to learn and sing it in the sunshine!
Have a fantastic day.
Wednesday 24th June 2020
It's going to be a scorcher of a day so look after yourselves while you enjoy the sun! Let's get started.
English - We are going to return to the Playground Rescue story again. Read this through and then there are a few questions to answer in your home learning book.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today we are looking at counting faces on 3D shapes. Please note that the PDF file contains today, Thursday and Friday's lessons for those that are printing out. What 3D shapes can you see around your home?
PSHE - Sticking with our superhero theme, I want you to think about this question: Who is your superhero?
There are lots of famous ones but superheroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes however they can also be in our local community - doctors, nurses, vets, police, paramedics, even teachers! A superhero could be someone who you are close to too. Today I would like you to draw and write about your superhero and tell me WHY they are your superhero. Don't forget to send me a picture of your work.
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
English - A vocabulary challenge today. Read through the sentences and then think about what the words in bold mean. Match the definitions to the words. You can write these out in your home learning book to practice your handwriting. Have any of you been practicing your joined up handwriting?
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you started. Today we are looking at counting vertices on 2D shapes. A video is below to have a look at and the PDF version is in yesterday's link.
Art - Today's art is set for you on Purple Mash. I would like you to use the creative tools to create your own garden which is linked to our science work. Maybe you have done some artwork or gardening linked to our science? I used to press flowers and make pictures with these!
Please remember to send me a quick email to let me know how you are and of course any work you have done. Have a lovely day.
Monday 22nd June 2020
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! The weather is going to be lovely this week so make sure you enjoy it. Let's get on with this weeks home learning.
English - We start a new theme this week and it is all about superheroes! I have included the booklet in the link below for those of you that are printing out. If you are not able to don't worry as I will be doing a small chunk at a time. First of all I am going to introduce you to the characters in the pictures below. Then I would like you to read the story about Jo, Raja and Sammy. There is also a link that you can listen to the story too.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm you up. This week we are returning to shapes. Today we are learning about counting sides on 2D shapes. There is a video link too. In the PDF below is Monday and Tuesday's maths in one document.
Science - Here we are looking at germination of plants which has been set for you on Purple Mash. Read the information and click on 'Think about' on the left to give you ideas. You are making an information sheet with pictures (these are on the right).
Make sure you send me pictures of the work you have been doing so I can chose a super star SWAN learner for the weekly celebrations on Facebook (LoversLanePrimary). Have a great day all of you and take care.
Friday 19th June 2020
Here we are once again at the end of another week of home learning. I know it is hard to keep going but keeping going we are - we CAN do this!
English - A rather creative session today linked to our rainbow work. Have a look at the instructions in the picture below. PLEASE send pictures of your finished work.
Maths - Flashback 4 to begin with. Maths games Friday! I have set some games to complete on Purple Mash.
PSHE - Today we are looking again at dangers in the home. This time we are in the living room. Can you spot them all? Why are they dangerous?
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and take care.
Thursday 18th June 2020
English - A vocabulary challenge today. Try to explain or guess what the words mean that are in the rainbows explanation.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm you up. Today's maths is all about hours and days. Keep having a go at telling the time on anaglogue and digital clocks - a real life skill to be great at as we use and need to know the time in so many aspects of our life.
Science - In your home learning book can you draw and label the correct sequence for plant growth? Maybe you have been doing some planting and growing during lockdown. I would love to see your pictures of this!
PSHE - As you will have seen in the media there is a lot going on with 'Black lives matter'. Please find a great parents guide below that will support any questions your child may have.
Also, the next take 5 and breathe is here for you to have a go at.
Thank you to those who have got back to me to let me know how you are as I miss seeing you all. Have a lovely day.
Wednesday 17th June 2020
English - Today you have a talk challenge. Using the sentence starters work from yesterday, talk through your ideas. The ideas you have put together is an explanation! Record this once you have practiced if you like.
Maths - Flashback 4 to begin with. This is a tricky one today! Telling the time to 5 minutes. Time is something you can learn at any 'time'. We have many digital clocks around us, more than analogue (clocks with hands) but we need to be able to read the time on both.
Music - I have set today's music on Purple Mash. It is something you have seen before but watch the video in the top right corner to show you how to record it and make sure you save it. I want to listen to what you have made!
I will be in touch with you all either today or tomorrow so if you can get in touch first that would be great to let me know if you and your family are doing ok.
Tuesday 16th June 2020
English - Use the sentence starters given in the picture below and finish the sentence about the use of rainbows at the moment. Make sure sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
Maths - Flashback 4. We continue our time work looking today at quarter past and quarter to.
Art - An artist I really enjoy teaching about is George Seuret. All his work is made up of individual dots of paint. I have included a picture below. I would like you to re-create a beach scene using DOTS on Purple Mash where I have set a painting program as a 'To Do'. Take your time doing this. Make sure you save your work so I can share it in our pictures.
Make sure you send me an email to let me know how you all are and any photos of your work as I will be choosing a home learning star to go on our Facebook page - please send your permission if you would like this. Have a great day.
Monday 15th June 2020
Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend. This week we welcome the year 6 children back into school and I will be teaching a group. If you have any questions or need anything via email, I will get back to you in the afternoon's as soon as I can. Let's get started with this week's year 2 home learning.
English - We continue with our 'Rainbows' work. Today I have an explanation for you to read and a 'Talk Challenge'. You can write your answers if you prefer.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you warmed up. This week we are looking at telling the time and today we start with o'clock and half past. Time can be a tricky area to learn so I have included some maths games to help you with this in the links below.
Topic - One of the year 2 geography learning objectives is to know about the continents of the world. Here we are going to label them. There is also a link to a song which will help you and I am sure you will love!
Friday 12th June 2020
English - How many words did you find in the word challenge yesterday?
Today we are going to be looking at compound words. This is a word that is made up of two words: rain + bow = rainbow for example. The challenge today is to make up your own weird and wonderful compund words and write your very own unique definition (what that compund word means). See the instructions on the picture below.
Maths - A 6 in 6 to start you off. Today I have set some maths games on Purple Mash.
RE - We are going to be comparing religions looking at Sikhism and Christianity. There is a video link to watch a short video about Sikhism. You are then going to make comparisons between the two. You may need to do some research using Google to help you.
Take 5 - The next set of videos are available to watch. Take the link off the flier below.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Thursday 11th June 2020
English - Today we have a word challenge! How many words can you find in the word 'rainbow'? I found 38 but I think there are even more!
Maths - 6 in 6 starter. Today's maths learning is two-step problems. Watch the video before you tackle the questions.
PSHE - I have put on some scenario cards for you to discuss or write what you would do in these scenarios.
Nearly at the weekend - hope you have a great day and take care.
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Here we are half way through the week already!
English - It's time to read through your finished and edited explanation. Write or type it up and add illustrations to make it enjoyable to read for your chosen audience. Send me pictures of these as I can't wait to see them!
Maths - 6 in 6 to warm you up. Today's maths is all about finding change with a video link to support you.
Science - Today you are sorting the words into plant parts and plants needs. Create a table in your home learning book to do this. There is also a 'To Do' set on Purple Mash to label the parts of a plant.
Make sure you email me if you need anything and I hope you have a good day.
Tuesday 9th June 2020
English - Now you have written your draft explanation it is time to re-read it and edit. Follow the guide in the pictures from yesterday. Edit with a different coloured pen like we do in class normally. Think about who you have written it for. Does it have clear punctuation? Good word choices? Have a look at the Rainbow one from last week to look at how it can be presented. Tomorrow you will be doing the final piece with illustrations.
Maths - We have a 6 in 6 today. 6 questions to complete in 6 minutes. Today we are looking at finding the difference.
History - Learn about Grace Darling - we would've been learning about her if we were in school linked to our topic. There is a video link to watch as well as a text to read and answer questions. The PDF of this has lots of sheets so just pick the ones you need if you print it out.
Please make sure you send me a quick email to let me know how you are. Take care all of you.
Monday 8th June 2020
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend despite the very different weather! Let's get started with this week's home learning.
English - On Friday you were asked to make a plan to write an explanation for something you are intrested in. Today we need to think about who the audience is that you are writing for. You are going to imagine you are writing about your subject for this person. On the pictures there is writing help sheet to guide you.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today you are going to be looking at finding totals and there is a video to guide you with this.
Art - I have set a 'To Do' on Purple Mash where you can use the creative pens to create a summer scene. Make sure you save it.
Have a great day.
Friday 5th June 2020
As we come to the end of another week of home learning I'd like to thank you for getting in touch with me to say how you are doing. I hope you all have a very lovely weekend. Let's start today's learning.
English - Now we have explored the rainbow explanation text, we are going to start planning our own. Follow the instructions on the picture below. We will be doing more with your plan done today next week.
Maths - Flashback 4. For maths today I have left you some 'To Do's' on Purple Mash in the form of games.
Art - A few weeks ago I had some great drawings sent to me using the step-by-step drawing guides. Here are some more using jungle animal characters from a book we looked at during whole class guided reading before lockdown - Ronald the Rhino. Make sure you send me your work so I can share it on the class page.
Thursday 4th June 2020
English - Today is a reading challenge using the rainbows explanation text. The first part is asking you to spot the features of an explanation text. Next you can follow the instructions on the picture below to explore the features of the rainbow explanation. Write these in your home learning book.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today we are looking at odd and even numbers with a supporting video on the link below.
Aesop's Fables - Something a bit different today for your final task. Follow the link below to listen to the story of 'The Hare and the Tortoise' fable. Talk about or write what message the story is telling you. There are other fables you can listen to on this link.
Take 5 - A new flyer is on the pictures below with details of new videos. The password stays the same.
Hope you all have a great day.
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
English - Today is a vocabulary challenge linked to the rainbow work. Start by reading the glossary from yesterday and then follow the mini challenges on the picture below. Write your answers in your home learning book.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today you are looking at making equal groups (grouping) with a video to support.
Music - Something new on Purple Mash has been set for you to try. It's called Busy Beats. Watch the videos as this explains how it works. Make sure you save your work so I hear the music you have made!
Hope you all have a great day and if you haven't already sent me a 'hello' email please do so I know you are ok.
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
English - Yesterday you were asked to write what you know about rainbows. Today is reading the information about rainbows and then writing four facts using this information. You can also listen to this text on the link below the pictures.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today we are looking at making equal groups (sharing) with a video link below to watch first.
Topic - I have included some pictures of seasides to look at and discuss what you see in each. Our geography work is to locate 2 or 3 seaside towns using an atlas/google earth/internet. You can use the sheet provided to map these or you can list them in your home learning book. Try to find them on a map too if you are writing them though!
Welcome back year 2! I can't believe we are in the final half term of summer! I hope you all had a lovely week and have enjoyed the weather. Send me photos of what you have been doing in the last week so you can see each other through our class page. If you want to send messages to your class friends I can do this too.
Let's get started with our home learning for the day.
Monday 1st June 2020
English - Rainbows are everywhere at moment so let's have a look at these in our Enlgish work. Today is finding out what you know about rainbows. Use the picture below to write your ideas in your home learning book. Tomorrow we will look at the answers to these. I have included the whole booklet in the link below.
Maths - Flashback 4 to go over previous areas of maths. Carrying on with the times tables and today is all about the 10s. Remember to watch the video first as this will support your learning.
Science - We continue looking at animals today. This time you are looking at carnivores (meat eaters), herbivores (plant eaters) and omnivores (plant and meat eaters). There are 6 animals in each set to sort. If you don't have a printer, don't worry, you can draw or name the animals into the correct groups. You may need to do a little research. The answers are in the link below to check your choices once you have completed the task.
Please make sure you send me a quick email to let me know how you are - it has been far too long since I have seen you so an email to know you are ok or if you need anything would be great!
HALF TERM WEEK
Happy half term to all my lovely Year 2s and all your families.
I have put some ideas of activities for you to explore and set some activities on Purple Mash for you to have a go at.
If you can send me any pictures of your half term adventures, whatever they may be, I will add them to the photos for this week.
Hope you all have a relaxing week and of course contact me if you need anything. Please send me a 'hello' email just to let me know you are safe by Friday 29th.
Take care all of you!
Friday 22nd May 2020
The last day of work today as it is 'half term' next week. I will be putting some activity ideas on the class page for the week.
English - Spelling time today. Practice spelling the year 1 and year 2 words that are in your home learning book. How many can you spell now? You can choose a few to work on and do the 'Look, say, cover, write, check' method. Extend this to putting the word into a sentence. Practice your handwriting at the same time.
Reading - The final chapter and quiz for the story 'Sam and the Wet day' is on Purple Mash.
Maths - Flashback 4 warmup. Today I have set some maths games to help you practice your maths skills on Purple Mash.
PSHE - I have added to the picture below some feelings cards. You can either talk about your ideas for each or write them in your home learning book.
Hope you all have a very lovely weekend and please do stay safe.
Thursday 21st May 2020
English - Now you have written and edited your letter it is time to present the final draft. You could type this or write it and then decorate it in an Elf like way! Make sure handwriting is beautiful and take your time - just as we do in class. I look forward to seeing your final letters to Mr and Mrs Cobbler.
Reading - Chapter 4 of 'Sam and the Wet day' has been set for you on Purple Mash - no quiz with this one (not sure why!).
Maths - Flashback 4 warmup. Yestserday was 2 times tables and today is the 5 times tables. Remember to use the video link below to help you.
RE - Today we are looking at the story of The Good Samaritan. There are questions to answer about the story. Please note those of you that are printing out, only pick one of the three stars as I don't want you to waste paper/ink!
Take 5 - Competition time - have a look at the leaflet in the picture. Send your entries to me. Here is today's breathing videos for you to try also.
Enjoy the lovely weather too and take care.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
English - Now you have written your first draft of the letter from the Elves/Elf to Mr and Mrs Cobbler, it is time to read through it and check it. Use a different coloured pen to do this. Is the punctuation correct? Do you have capital letters and full stops, question marks or exclamation marks? Commas in a list? Plenty of description by using adjectives? Today is all about making your letter even better. All writers do this process and a writer is what you are!
Reading - Chapter 3 is ready and waiting for you on Purple Mash with a quiz. There are only three questions so make sure you read the text carefully.
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. Today (alongside a video to watch) we are looking at the 2 times table.
Music - This has been set on Purple Mash and is called 'Making a beat'. There is a video on here explaining what to do which is in the top right corner just before the 'back' arrow. I look forward to hearing your beats!
Hope you all have a great day! I haven't had any pictures this week so please send them to me.
Tuesday 19th May 2020
English - Yesterday you developed a story map for your ideas to write a letter back to Mr and Mrs Cobbler the Shoe Makers. You were asked to draw out your ideas of what the three Elves could have been up to. Today we are going to use this to write out our draft for the letter. Pretend you are one of the Elves to explain what you have been doing. Think about the letters we have written before. Open the letter with a friendly starter, for example:
Dear Mr and Mrs Cobbler,
It is so lovely to hear that you have opened a new shop! How exciting! You deserve this because you have worked so hard.
You can then start explaining the Elves adventures in the letter. Can you include a question, commas in a list and plenty of adjectives? Make sure sentences open with a capital letter and they will finish with either a fulll stop, exclamation mark or a question if something is being asked. Make sure you close the letter properly too. You could end with a question. Remember this is just the first draft and tomorrow we will look at it again.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm up. Today we are looking at using arrays. There is a video link below to help with this.
Reading - A 'To Do' is ready and waiting for you on Purple Mash and it is the 2nd chapter and quiz for the story ' Sam and the Wet day'. A special well done to Ethan and Gabriela who have done chapter 1!
Art - Rainbows are everywhere at the moment and I have set a rainbow challenge for you on Purple Mash. For those of you that are getting outside I have also set an art challege to create a picture using natural objects. An example is in the pictures below. Make sure you take a picture and send it to me for the photo section.
Monday 18th May 2020
Welcome to another week of home learning. I hope you had a lovely weekend!
English - On Friday you designed new outfits for the Elves in the story we read 'The Elves and the Shoe Makers'. Today there is a letter from the Shoe Makers below. They have now opened a new shop! Mr and Mrs Cobbler would like to know what the Elves have been up to. Today I would like you to think about what Jas, Pepper and Clary have been doing. Create a story map of two or three things they could be doing together, drawing and writing your ideas - remember to put as much detail in as you can. Make sure they are wearing the new outfits you designed. Draw a heart and write feeling words for each of the Elves to show how they feel about what they have been doing. Connect each idea up with an arrow a bit like a story. This will help you with your letter back to Mr and Mrs Cobbler, which we will start tomorrow.
Maths - Flashback 4 warmup. This maths is about multiplication sentences using the x symbol. Remember to click on the video BEFORE you do the task as this will help you.
Purple Mash reading - I have set a 'To Do' for each day for a chapter story and quiz. This week's story is called 'Sam and the Wet day'. Have a go and I will comment on your quiz score.
Science - The Elves from our story need your help! Put on your science hat and be an investigator. They need your help to find the best waterproof material for a new umbrella. The sheet, if you wish to print it, is in the Elves and the Shoemaker pack as a PDF from last week. Don't worry if you can't print it out, write your ideas in your home learning book.
If you need a new book please email me so I can arrange for you to collect one from school. Please do send me an email just to say hello again this week so I know that you are safe and of course if you need anything at all. Have a great day!
Friday 15th May 2020
Another week has flown by! I miss seeing you all greatly and if you haven't sent me an email this week to let me know how you are please get in touch today. I hope you all have a very lovely weekend and please stay safe.
English - A creative piece today. Have a re-read of the story so you are really familiar with it. Today you are going to design new outfits for Clary, Pepper and Jas the elves featured in the story. They each need new hats, suits and shoes. Send me pictures of your designs - I can't wait to see them!
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. Today's maths is ready and waiting for you on Purple Mash in the form of games so I hope you enjoy these. There is one on multiplication and division, two on time and another using money.
PSHE - As we are missing our friends its time to have a recap on what makes a good friend. Today you are designing a friendship poster and I have given you an outline below and a word mat to support your writing.
Thursday 14th May 2020
English - Using the story of the Elves and the Shoe Maker today we are looking at verbs, adjectives and nouns. Help Jas sort the words into the correct column. Verb - doing word, adjective - describing word and noun - name of an object, person or place. You can write these in your home learning book.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm up. Today's lesson is looking at bonds to 100. A video to support this before you do the sheets is below.
Music - Using the 'To Do' on Purple Mash explore making your own music. Click on the video at the top right to show you how to do this.
Take 5 - Use the link on the flyer below to access this weeks videos. The password was sent in a text last week - enjoy!
Wednesday 13th May 2020
English - So far you have read the story of the Elves and the Shoemaker and answered some questions. Today is a word game where you match the word to the definition. Start with the ones you definitely know and if needed you can use an online dictionary to help with the ones you are unsure of. You can write these out in your home learning book - practice neat handwriting at the same time.
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. Today's maths is subtracting two digit numbers. There is a video link to support this. Maybe look at this if you can before doing the work.
Science - Here we are looking at 'Where does your food come from?'. There is also a video to watch that will support you with this learning.
Hope you all have a lovely day and email me if you need anything or even just to say hello!
Tuesday 12th May 2020
English - I hope you enjoyed the story about the Elves and the Shoemaker. Have another read or listen to the story and today we are going to answer some questions about the story. You can write these in your home learning book.
Maths - Flashback 4 warm up. Here we are looking at adding 2-digit numbers. There is a video link to support you with this too below.
Art - One of my favourite artists is Andy Goldsworthy. There is a video to have a look at some of his work and a creative activity to have a go at. You don't have to do this particular one but have a go at something similar. It could be in your garden or when you are out on a walk - make sure you take a picture of it. If we were doing this on school we would you the Forest School area.
Send me any pictures of your art work - I can't wait to see it!
Monday 11th May 2020
Welcome back to another week of home learning. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Did you celebrate VE day? If you have any photos to share please send me them and I will put them in the photos for this week!
If you have any questions please email me using the email address near the top of the page. Send me your pictures to this email and just drop a quick message to let me know how you are or if you need a new blank home learning book. I look forward to hearing from you!
English - This week we are using the story of the Elves and the Shoemaker as a focus. Read through the story on the pictures below. There is also an external link where you can listen to the story too. Your task is to answer the questions - this can be written or shared verbally with an adult.
Maths - Flahback 4 warm up. Today we are looking at addition and subtraction using 10s. This is not new learning so have a good go at it. There is a video to support your learning on the link below.
Topic - Time to link your knowledge of geography vocabulary with your senses. Use the picture shown and the word bank to write about what you can see, hear, touch/feel and smell. You can use a table like the one shown if you like. Add pictures too if you wish.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Thursday 7th May 2020
English - The Magic Box. Now you have completed the whole poem. Three verses on Tuesday and the final verse yesterday. Now it is time to read it through and edit it. In school we use blue pen but you can use any colour that is different to what you have written your poem in. Can you change any adjectives to make them even better or add any adjectives? Today it's time to write up the whole poem into best ever writing. Maybe you could type it? Decorate it? Be as creative as you can. Can you perform your poem to someone else?
Next week we will be doing something totally different so if you have struggled with this poetry work please do not worry!
Maths - Flashback 4. Today's maths is adding and subtracting ones.
Purple Mash - The next chapter and quiz for 'Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay' is set for you as a 'To do'.
Geography - It's time to do some mapwork and you will need to research this using the internet or an atlas if you have one. Here we are looking at the capital cities of European countries.
Tomorrow is VE day and a bank holiday so I will not be setting any formal work. Have a very lovely long weekend and I will be back on Monday. Take care all of you.
Wednesday 6th May 2020
English - After a possibly tricky session yesterday it is now time to finish the poem with the final verse. Use the design for the box you did previously to help you with this. There are some ideas in the picture below. Tomorrow we will put the poem together.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start. Today's number work is about related facts.
Purple Mash - The next chapter and quiz for the story 'Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay'.
PSHE - A creative but thought provoking task today. This is called 'Street Life' and asks you to draw yourself as a house! See the instructions below in the pictures.
Zoo cams - I have added a link where you can watch animals active in the zoo! Click on the video tab once on the page and you can choose different animals to observe.
Please share your work!
Tuesday 5th May 2020
It is going to brighten up this week so enjoy some outside learning and playing.
English - Yesterday you made a list of nine of your favourite things, people and places. Now re-read the poem read last week (I have added this to the pictures below). You can use this as a guide to creating your own poem. Organise your nine ideas into three verses. Use the picture below as a guide. See if you can add adjectives (describing words) to give more detail and place a full stop at the end of each verse. We will do the final verse tomorrow. Normally I would be modelling how to do this so have a go even if you find it tricky.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm you up. Today you are going to be comparing number sentences.
Purple Mash - We continue the story of 'Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay' with a 3 question quiz to check your understanding and reading.
Art - we normally do art in school on a Tuesday! Today is something we have done before. You have done yourself, Florence Nightingale and Neil Armstrong! Use this step by step guide to do a self-portrait or a member of your family. I can't wait to see them so make sure you send me a photo of them. Take your time with these and enjoy.
Monday 4th May 2020
Welcome back to another new week of remote learning. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
English - This is the final week working on the Pandora's Box story. This week we are looking at writing a poem but don't worry, as we do in class, we shall be doing it in chunks. This poem will be about the Magic Box that you designed at the start of this unit.
Today's session is to start by writing a list of nine of your favourite things, people or places. Do it like this in your home learning book:
Maths - Flashback 4 to go over previous learning. Today's maths is about fact families - addition and subtraction bonds to 20. Remember you can write just the answers or if you are able to print out you can use the PDF in the link below.
Purple Mash - I have set daily 'To do's' on Purple Mash for you and this weeks chapter story is 'Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay'. Read the story carefully so you can answer the questions in the quiz after. So far there are 3 children who did these last week - a big well done to Fraiya, Ethan and Ugne for having a go. Let's have a few more of you having a go!
Science - We continue our science topic looking at animals and today's session is a habitat sorting activity. See the pictures below to draw out the table and draw/label the animals into the correct habitats. I have put the link for this below if you are able to print but before printing check the level you want as there are 3 different versions.
Hope you have a lovely week and please remember to send me a quick email to say hello so I know you and your family are well.
Friday 1st May 2020
Happy Friday to you all!
English - Now you have read and/or listened to the 'Magic Box' poem it's time to get creative. Look at the instructions in the picture below for today's task.
SPaG - Pick between 5 and 10 of the year 2 spellings in your home learning book to practice. There are some different ways to do this in the picture to help you.
Maths - Flashback 4. Today's measures task is using the four operations with length.
Purple Mash - The final part of the story - Chapter 5 of the Sunflower story with a quiz to check your understanding of the text you have read.
RE - This is looking at different religions and their places of worship - you may need to do a bit of research for this so put your computing skills into practice using a search engine too. If you can't print it out, don't worry as you can create a table and draw/write in your home learning book.
Thank you to those that have sent pictures in and I hope you all have a very lovely weekend. Stay safe! x
Thursday 30th April 2020
English - Apollo was also a Greek God of poetry. We are now going to do some poetry activities together. Start by sharing the poem 'The Magic Box' with an adult. There is also a web link to listen to the poem. Talk about the poem and then write your ideas using the question prompts in the picture below.
Maths - Flashback 4 to begin with. Today's measures session is about ordering lengths.
Purple Mash - The next chapter and quiz for 'Sky-scraping Sunflowers!'. Make sure you read it carefully so that you get all the answers correct in the quiz!
PSHE - As we are all spending more time at home I thought it would be appropriate to think about safety in the home. Look at the picture below of dangers you could find in the kitchen. Where are they? Why are they dangerous? What could be done to make it safe for the whole household? Write and draw your answers in your home learning book.
Take 5 breathe - the password to access these videos will be sent via text.
Remember to send me pictures of what you are doing - I love to see them. Take care!
Wednesday 29th April 2020
What a difference in the weather! I hope you are all safe and well. You have been sent a text message asking you to contact the class teachers weekly. This is to share work completed by your child or to just drop a friendly hello to let me know that you are ok. We normally see your child daily so with the current situation it is important for us all that we hear from you and know you and your child are safe. As I have said before if you need anything just email me and I will help in any way that I can.
English - Today's English is all about apostrophes, which we have looked at before. Read the information below and write your own sentences using apostropes.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start. In today's measures session you are looking at comparing lengths.
Topic - Our topic for this term, had we been in school, was 'We are going to the seaside'. Unfortunately we can't do that right now but here is a task which helps you compare the history of seasides in the past to present day. Make a table in your home learning book and draw, using the pictures, into 'past', 'both' or 'present'. There is also a video link for you to watch to see what seasides were like in the Victorian times.
Purple Mash - Chapter 3 of 'Sky-scraping sunflower' and a quiz has been set. Make sure you save this so I can see you have completed it.
Tuesday 28th April 2020
English - Using 5 of the words from yesterday, there are examples of these in sentences to support and develop your definitions knowledge. Your task today is to put these into new sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly and keep working on your handwriting.
Purple Mash - Chapter 2 of Sky-scraping Sunflowers and a quick quiz about what you have read.
Maths - Flashback 4 to warm you up. Today measures session is about centimetres (cm). If you have a ruler or tape measure try measuring items in and around your house. Maybe you could estimate (guess) before you measure.
Music - Please look below at the link to 'Out of the Ark' music. This is currently free to use at home and there are different songs to have a listen to, join in with and learn. There is lots on there so start with week 1 - something a bit different!
Monday 27th April 2020
Good morning Year 2! I hope you had a great weekend and have been enjoying the lovely weather.
English - This week we are continuing with the Pandora's Box theme and today's task you are asked to order the words given from the story, into alphabetical order. The first two have been done for you. The second task is to match the words to their definition. Start with the ones you definitley know and then see if you can work out the others you aren't sure about. You can always use an online dictionary to help you.
Maths - Flashback 4 to recap on previously taught areas of maths. This weeks maths unit is all about measures. Today looks at metres. In the questions it says classroom but for this use the room you are doing your home learning in.
Purple Mash - each day this week there is a 'To Do' that has been set for you to read a chapter of a story with a quiz to answer questions about what you have read. Today is chapter 1 of 'Sky Scraping Sunflowers'. There are instructions in the link below.
Science - The first part of science is an art based one on Purple Mash where you have been set a 'To Do' to design your own minibeast. I look forward to seeing these so make sure you save them. The second part is a minibeast sheet which asks you to go on a minibeast hunt. Adapt the sheet for your home learning book so you can draw and label the minibeasts where you see them. Do this for the ones you can find. Maybe you could hunt for them when you go out for your daily exercise.
As I have said previously please send me pictures of you and your work to add to the class pages. Have a great day and contact me if you need any help.
Friday 24th April 2020
Happy Friday to you all!
English - I hope you managed to draw Zeus using the description given yesterday from our story! Today you need to read through the story again and answer the questions about Pandora's Box. You can write just the answers in your home learning book.
Maths - Flashback 4 and then the final fractions unit and this is counting in fractions. We will be starting a new maths topic next week.
Purple Mash - I have set you a 'To Do' linked to ambitions. There is a short video to watch and then a leaflet to type into and put in pictures. Use the prompts on the left to guide you as to what to type. Remember to use full stops and capital letters correctly before you save it.
Garden worksheet - please find attached at the bottom a document with a variety of activities on linked to the garden.
I hope you have a lovely weekend and keep emailing me pictures of the work or play activities you have been doing. Take care!
Thursday 23rd April 2020
English - Now you have read the story of Pandora's Box it's time to focus on the character Zeus. Read the description of him in the text below and draw him. Label the picture using the information from the text.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start with. Yesterday you looked at the equivalence of half and two quarters. Have you had a go at finding fractions of objects? Today we are looking at finding three quarters.
Science - Today we are looking at plant habitats. I have included a link that will give you some further ideas too. You can draw and write the plants in the correct habitats into your home learning book.
Art - I always say if you can draw a line, you can draw - with a little practice. Here are some simple ways to draw animals linked to the science topic. Have a go at as many as you like following the step by step guide.
Please do send me pictures of your work - thank you to those that are staying in touch.
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
English - I hope you are enjoying the story of Pandora's Box so far. Today's lesson is reading the final part of the story. It may help to go back to Monday and Tuesday to re-read the story so far. Once you have read the whole story share it with an adult. Can you re-tell the main events out loud? Draw what the evil may have looked like that came out of the box. There is an example in the pictures below. Next, write what you liked about the story and why in sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops correctly.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start. Today's maths session is about the equivalence of a half and two quarters. You can practice fractions practically using playdough, cakes, pizza etc. Have a go!
I have had some requests to have PDFs of the maths so that parents can print out so these are now added too. I have put them on as pictures so you don't have to print out but do what is easier for you.
Computing and food technology - I have set a design your own favourite kind of sandwich on Purple Mash. Make sure you save these so I can have a look! To extend this, design and make your own real sandwich and send me a picture of your lunch. Email me the pictures so we can be envious of your sandwiches!
Take Five - everyday we practice our breathing in school so here is a flyer with the information on to get videos. Each week you will be sent the password. Type in the video web address on the flyer and the password sent via text. Enjoy!
Tuesday 21st April 2020
English - You will have read the first part of the story and the next session is the second part with a task of: 'What could be inside the box?'. Draw and write about your ideas of what could be inside the box.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get you started. Yesterday you looked at unit fractions and today is all about non-unit fractions. Write the answers in your home learning book and get an adult to check them for you. You can also have a go at the games on the weblinks at the bottom of this page.
Art - Today is the Queen's birthday and she is 94 years old! We did some work on the Queen in class - what can you remember about the Queen? Your task is to design an extravagant birthday cake for the Queen. Label what the cake is made of and the toppings/decorations you have chosen. This could be drawn, labelled and coloured in your book, painted, a collage or even a 3D version if you have the materials - get creative. Maybe you could even bake a cake! Please send in any pictures as I would love to see them.
Purple Mash - don't forget I have set some games for you to have a go at on Purple Mash so do have a go.
Bitesize - BBC Bitesize have launched lots of new resources for you to have a look at - choose an area that interests you.
Welcome back to your Year 2 summer learning!
Monday 20th April 2020
English - This weeks English is based on the story of 'Pandora's Box'. Each day there will be part of the story for you to read with an activty to go with it. Today's session is for you to read the first part of the story and design what the box could look like. Think about the shape, colour, design and materials that the box could be made of and label these.
I have also included the Read, Write Inc parents link to support daily phonics work. There are videos daily to support phonics - please have a look.
Maths - We will be continuing our fractions unit this week. There is a Flashback 4 to get you started and then today's maths learning is unit fractions.
Purple Mash games - I have set a 'To Do' on Purple Mash - these are English and Maths linked today.
Friday 3rd April
Happy Friday to you all. This is the last day of 'work' that will be set as I have mentioned in the letter at the top of the page. If you are behind with this don't worry, I will leave this on for the first week of the Easter break.
Writing - Circus description writing. Use the questions, prompts and word bank to write a description of the circus. Remember punctuation and keep practicing that handwriting.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start. Yesterday you were recognising a third and today you are finding thirds. There are lots of games on Topmarks that are great fun for all areas of maths. Hit the button is a favourite in the class!
Topic - I have set a 'To Do' on Purple Mash that is linked to the learning we have done during our topic work on Florence Nightingale. Follow the instructions when you log on to Purple Mash.
Art - If you would like to make and send a picture of an Easter card or message I can share these on the photos - get crafting if you can.
Thursday 2nd April
Hi Year 2s, I hope you and your families are all staying safe and well. Thank you to those that have sent me photos of your home learning, it is lovely to hear from you.
SPaG - Just a short task today using the conjunctions: because, that, when and if. If you want to you can use these in more of your own sentences. Make sure that handwriting is formed corectly and positioned on the lines correctly. I wonder if any of you have had a go at joining? Keep having a go.
Maths - start with a Flashback 4 and then we are looking today at recognising thirds.
RE - Time to log on to Purple Mash. A 'To Do' has been set which allows you to design your own Easter poster or poem. Use the word bank and clip art to help you whichever you choose.
Music - Guess the sound game that all the family can play!
Wednesday 1st April
Writing - Use the prompts and questions to have a go at a dinosaur report. You could do some research too.
Maths - Flashback 4 to start you off and then finding quarters of numbers and shapes.
Science - Sorting living things into their habitats. This can be done in two ways...you could draw and label the animals into the correct habitats or you could just write the animal names under the correct heading of the habitats...it's up to you how you want to present it.
Art - Making a good mistake. It's ok to make a mistake, have a go at this activity to appreciate good mistakes.
Keep those photos coming in year 2!
Tuesday 31st March
Writing - Let's practice that handwriting today. In your home learning book you have the year 1 and year 2 words as well as a handwriting guide. Choose 8 words to practice posh handwriting - do a row for each word. Next place that word into an exciting sentence in your best handwriting and make sure letters are sat in the correct places using the lines.
Maths - Flashback 4 to get your maths brains warmed up. We are now moving onto recognising quarters. If you want to do more you can practice with shapes and numbers of objects - remember each of the 4 parts need to be equal.
Tree of positivity - See the pictures below and follow the method described.
Send me pictures of your work year 2 or anything you are doing/building/making!
Monday 30th March
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
Here is today's learning for you to have a go at. Make sure you send me pictures of your work for me to add to the picture gallery. I look forward to seeing what you are doing. Stay safe my lovely year 2s!
Writing - Create some superhero sentences using the picture prompt. You could extend this by drawing you as a superhero and writing about yourself and the powers you have!
SPaG - Log in to Purple Mash and complete the 'To Do' that has been set using conjunctions.
Maths - Write out and answer the 'Flashback 4'. Fractions - Finding half. Remember to write out just the answers.
Science - match the minibeasts to their habitats - draw these and label them.
Friday 27th March 2020
Writing - Time to finish your story about your creature! Read it through before you start the last part and edit if you need to. Don't forget to use your story map to guide you. Read it aloud to an adult once you have finished.
SPaG - Which are questions and which are commands? Place a question mark in the right places in your books.
Maths - 5 in 5 to warm you up. Fractions - finding halves. Remember you can just write the question numbers with the answers.
PSHE (Personal, social and health education) - Design a poster sending positive messages to your friends. Take a picture and email it to me so we can share them on the website.
Have a lovely weekend all of you and stay safe!
Thursday 26th March 2020
Day 4 of home learning - hope you are all well and having a go at the work on your class page.
Writing - Read through your story so far about your creature - don't forget to use your story map to help you and edit with a different coloured pen/pencil. Check the punctuation and add adjectives to give detail. Remember to paint a picture with words for the reader.
SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) - apostropes for contractions. Write the two words and the correct contraction.
Maths - before 'Home Learning' we were working on fractions in school so the next few maths home lessons will be on this. You don't need to write the questions out, just put today's date, title at the top of the page and then put the question numbers with the answers.
Science - draw the lifecycle of a butterfly then label each part in your book. Can you do the same with another animal?
Wednesday 25th March
Writing - It's time to use your story map! This will be done over the next three days. We don't write the whole story in school in one session so you don't need to do this at home. Introduce your first setting and the creature today.
Use plenty of adjectives and a variety of punctuation (question marks, exclamation marks, commas in a list and of course those all important capital letters and full stops). Can you use co-ordinating conjunctions (and, but, so, or, yet) and subordinating conjunctions (because, when, although, while, after) to extend some sentences? Just like in school, think, say and write each individual sentence. You can also edit in a different colour once you have written the first part of the story.
Reading - enjoy the nice weather and read a book. Talk about what you have read to an adult and think of some questions you would ask the author. If you want to you can write these questions down in your home learning book.
Maths - Lines of symmetry. Look at the pictures. Which have a line of symmetry and which don't. Why? You can draw these in your book. Now do four more shapes or pictures - two with a line of symmetry and two without.
Art - We particularly enjoy art in year 2 (this is my favourite subject!). You can choose one of these to do but if you want to do one each day then that's great. I have added a link to the Tate gallery website with other creative ideas for you to have a look at.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Writing - Using the creature you designed yesterday, it's now time to take it on an adventure! Think about the settings (places) it could go. These could be real places or made up places - no more than three places. Draw a story map, in your home learning book, showing your character in these settings. You could label these.
Reading - If you have the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at home read this. I have placed a link where you can either read or listen to the stoy. Use the mixed up sequence of the story on the photos to re-tell the story. You will need to order them first! This is only a simple verson. Can you add more detail re-telling it aloud?
Maths - 6 in 6 to warm you up. Task 1 - missing numbers. Task 2 - addition and subtraction statements. What do you notice about addition and subtraction?
Write these in your book to answer them.
Monday 23rd March 2020
Please make sure you write the date in your home learning book.
Writing activity - design (draw and colour) your own fantasy creature in your home learning book. Describe it in sentences - What does it look like? (colour, shape and size) How does it move? What does it need for food? How else does it need looking after?
Make sure sentences have a capital letter to start and a full stop on the end. Challenge: Can you use commas in a list? Can you open sentences in different ways?
Reading activity - use one of your books to read and write about one of the characters in your book. What did they do in the story? Describe the characters feelings in the story. Write the title of the story you are writing about in your home learning book.
Maths activity - 7 in 7 starter. Part 1 - counting in 10s. Part 2 - using 10s to add and subtract. Write these out in your book.
You can use this form to ask Mrs Graham any questions you have about supporting your child to work at home.
Mrs Graham teaches in Year 2 with teaching assistants Mrs Marshall (mornings and all day on Wednesday) and Mrs Potter (afternoons Monday, Tuesday and Friday).
This is our class page where you can see what we are learning about and experiencing each term. There will also be useful resources to help you at home.
Our topic this half term is 'We are going to...meet some powerful people'.
Expectations in Year 2
Year 2 PE is on Wednesday and Friday.
Please make sure you have the correct equipment on these days (shorts/T-shirt/trainers/joggers for cold weather)
We have been doing some great artwork! Please go to the art gallery under the 'Children' section to have a look.
In science we have been learning about animal life cycles. We designed and made a book with Foundation 2 children in mind. Here we are sharing our books with the children in Foundation 2.
Christmas in Year 2.
We had lots of events in and around school over the festive period including: a vist to the Church to see ours and others' decorated tree's, KS1 Christmas performance to parents and carers, Christmas jumper day, Christmas fayre, snowman DT project, a visit from Magnus Swing Band, KS1 party, a whole school trip to see the pantomime and a parents/carers craft afternoon.