Welcome to Y2B!
I'm so excited to be your new teacher and to help you become the best you can be! I hope you are going to work hard this year and have lots of fun learning new things. Remember to always try your best and don't worry about making mistakes, that is how we learn. So get ready to make lots of mistakes this year because nobody is perfect and together we can learn from our mistakes and grow!
Today we are going to continue with the same skill we learnt yesterday. If you need to remind yourself how to do it, re-watch the video that was posted yesterday. Then have a go at today's sheets. Remember, use bonds to add on the ones then add the tens to make 100 e.g. 43+?=100 7 more ones makes the next ten which is 50. Then I need 5 more tens. So 50 and 7 is 57
Have a look through Tim Peake's diary. Choose the reading activity with 2 stars. Read the passage, then answer the questions. Want a challenge? Choose 3 stars. I can't wait to see who accepts the challenge! Don't forget to mark your answers. Why not try an English task from your pack as well?
Creative Curriculum - History
One of our Year 2 skills is to know how to put information on a timeline. We have done this when we looked at Neil Armstrong. Another Year 2 skills is to draw and make a timeline so that is what we are going to do today. Read through the Powerpoint and make a timeline showing the major events of Tim Peake's life. You can write information like I have or you can draw pictures and write captions. It doesn't matter how you chose to present the information but what is important is using dates!
Well done for working hard on the tricky maths set over the last few days. If you are still finding it hard, don't worry, we will recap it over the next few weeks, as well as learn something new.Today for maths we will be looking at making number bonds to 100. First warm up your brains and remind yourself of bonds to ten with this fun game:
Now watch the video and have a go at the activity set. Remember these important questions; how many more do I need to make the next ten? How many more tens to make 100? If you are finding it tricky, use a hundred square to help you: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/paint-the-squares
Today you will be using features of a fiction book to complete your story. Read through the Powerpoint to find out what I have set today and enjoy doing it! I can't wait to see your completed story on Thursday, when we get back to school! Be creative today!
Have a go at some of these phonics games and put your knowledge of sounds into practice. Always choose Phase 5!
In RE lessons we would be starting to look at the Christmas story. Look through the Powerpoint and talk to your grown up about the Christmas story. Can you put the story in order?
Make sure you get moving and get your heart rate up today! Have fun, whichever way you choose to exercise!
Today we will be working on the same skill as Friday - subtracting a two digit number from a two digit number, crossing tens. Watch the video again to remind yourself how to do it and then have a go at the worksheet. Remember, start with the ones. If there are not enough ones to take away from, exchange a ten for 10 ones. Then take away the ones.
Today we are going to have a go at editing our story. Editing is when we look back over what we have written to check it for mistakes. All writers edit their work! When I have to type this on the website every morning, I have to re-read what I have written to check for mistakes and to check that it makes sense, before it gets published. Have a look through the Powerpoint and see if you can edit my mistakes first before you have a go with your story.
Have a look through the Powerpoint to find out this week's spellings. We will be back to school on Friday and will do our spelling test then so make sure you practise these everyday. The spelling rule this week is el - squirrel, tunnel, camel etc. Last week you learnt the le sound which is the most common l sound at the end of words but sometimes you can spell the same sound using al or el. Here's a little trick... You usually use the el spelling after the letters m, n, r, v, w. Look through your spelling words and see if my little trick is right!
Creative Curriculum - History
Today is a research task. I want you to find out about a British astronaut because this was a question that we wanted to know at the beginning of the topic. Look through the Powerpoint and read the facts. Then add them to your fact collection sheet. There are some key questions that will help to guide you with what facts you should include. You can use the Powerpoint or the internet/books to find as much information as you can. Why not click on this link for more information: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Astronauts/Timothy_Tim_Peake
Today we are doing a similar task to yesterday but this time we are subtracting numbers that cross 10. It's the same technique as the addition crossing 10. Start with the ones. If you cannot take the ones away because you haven't got enough, exchange one ten for ten ones and then take the ones away. Finally, take the tens away. What number are you left with? Watch the video for some help then have a go at the sheet attached! This is tricky so don't worry!
This is the moment I have been waiting for all week! It's story writing time! I cannot wait to hear your stories. Remember, you have done all of the hard work this week, creating and planning your story. So today, concentrate on writing your story in your best handwriting and using some lovely story language to make it entertaining. Next week we are going to have a go at editing it so don't worry if you make mistakes, we will go back and fix them. I have attached some space writing paper if you want to use it. Open the Powerpoint and have a read of my story. You might even want to magpie some story language from me. I magpied some language from the author of Man on the Moon Simon Bartram! See if you can find it!
Creative Curriculum - History
You might have a copy of this in your work packs! Today we are going to look at space travel over the decades. A decade is ten years. So we have already learnt that space exploration began in the 1940's and we found out a little about what life was like in that decade. At the start of the topic, you asked me lots of questions about space exploration like has an animal ever been in space? Who was the first man in space? Has there ever been someone from England in space? I thought it would be nice to make a timeline and order some big events that have happened in space exploration so that we can answer some of the questions that we asked. Have a look through the Powerpoint and then have a go at putting the dates in order. Cut them out and arrange them on a line from a long time ago to the most recent.
The material investigation we have today is about changing shape. How can you change the shape of a material like paper? You could squash it, you could bend it but could you stretch it? Look through the Powerpoint and find materials around your house to explore. Make sure you ask your grown up first before you start! If you can't find some of the materials from the table, then choose some of your own. Record the results in the table (Page 3) by ticking and crossing. Then use your results to answer the sentences and questions (Page 4).
There are more than 1 table in the document so please use page 3 and page 4. Check your answers at the end (Page 5). How did you do?
Today you are subtracting a two digit number. Today is easier because it is not crossing tens. Remember, start with the ones then take away the tens. Normally, we would have base ten or place value counters in school to help us with this so if you need to draw the tens and ones, go for it! Watch the video for guidance, then complete the sheet.
Today we are going to plan our whole story using drawing! This is one of my favourite ways to plan a piece of writing. Follow the Powerpoint to show you how. The more effort we put into our story planning phase of writing, the less we have to think about when we come to write it. So if you want to include some captions with your pictures or key words that you want to include in your writing, you can. Use the work that you have completed this week to help you shape your story. Remember, when any author plans their story they think about the reader and what makes sense to them or is entertaining for them.
For our PE lesson today, get moving. Be creative, I don't mind how you do it just have fun! I have been exercising everyday during isolation to make sure I get moving and stay healthy while we have to stay inside. We would have been throwing, catching and aiming this week so if you can include this in your PE time, that's great! Don't forget to send me pictures!
Use some junk materials that you have lying around the house and make a rocket ship! Be as creative as you like! Maybe you might want to add extras on to it like thrusters or windows. Maybe you might want to add on flames or a cool design on the side of your rocket. I can't wait to see what you produce!
Yesterday was tricky so today we are going to do more of the same skill to get really confident with it. If you need a reminder, watch the video posted yesterday, then have a go at the questions set. Ready to move on? Have a go at the word problems set using the same technique - start by adding the ones, exchange ten ones for a ten, move the ten to the tens column and then add the tens to find your answer.
Today you will be solving the problems you created yesterday. Read through the Powerpoint. Look at my example to help you. Then complete the sheet. Easy peasy! Sophie sent me a sneak peak of her solution already and it made me laugh! It was very entertaining. I think these stories are going to be great! I will share your friend's stories at the end of the week!
Have a go reading this PDF version of an ebook. It's space themed because it is our topic! Remember to sound out any words that are tricky to help you read them. If you're not sure what it means, look up the meaning in a dictionary or an online dictionary. It's good to learn new words so we can use them when we speak and in our writing.
Grown ups - please ask your child questions about what they have read to see if they can understand what they are reading. Who, what, when, where questions are easier than why or how questions. You might want to mix them up a little to give more of a challenge.
Last Friday we missed our science lesson about materials. We were supposed to do an investigation to see which material makes the best bouncy ball. Don't worry if you haven't got some of the balls at home. Find a material and do what you can with the things you have. Read through the Powerpoint and complete the table identifying the type of material and if it bounced low or high. Think about how you could make this a fair test. Only one thing can change (the type of material) the rest has to stay the same, so the height you drop it from must be the same in the investigation. Have fun!
Warm up your maths brain with a game. This is one of my favourites. Choose to + up to 20 and - up to 20. Click the link to play: http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html
Today we are adding two 2-digit numbers but we are crossing tens today so it will be a little bit more difficult than yesterday. Just a little though! Watch the video and have a go at the task set. Remember to exchange ten ones for one ten and move it over to the tens column.
Grown ups - This is a new skill we are learning so keep practicing with your child so they can begin to understand the exchange method. Remind your child to write the tens number in the tens column and the ones number in the ones column.
Today you are going to create a story problem for your space story. I have given you some ideas so think about which one you want in your story. Complete the work on a spare piece of paper, exploring the problem you have chosen. Use the question words - who? when? where? why? how? what? to help you think of the details of your story. This should help you to write an exciting adventure story about Bob (and Barry if you want to include him!) Maybe the author Simon Bartram will magpie some of your story ideas for his next book about Bob...if he's planning on writing another story.
Remember we have our all important phonics screening check coming up soon so please, please, please, keep revising the sounds, just like we do everyday in school.
This week would have been Anti-bullying week. This year the theme is United against Bullying. Watch the launch video...
When we unite against bullying, we can make a difference! When we are united, we are stronger. By coming together, we can make things happen. We all have a part to play and each small action can make a big difference. This can help make us all feel happier and safer. What part will you play?
Open the jigsaw pieces. Think of how someone would feel if they were being bullied. What could you do to help them? Write and draw the part that you will play to unite against bullying. When you have finished, cut it out carefully and bring it into school when we are allowed back. We will make a class display to show our kindness and how we would defeat bullying in our class.
Log onto Oxford Owls ebooks. You will need a username and password. It is free to sign up if you haven't already. Search for the Princess and the Frog story and read it.
Then answer these questions:
#Scratchjr Computing Challenge
Warm up game! Follow the link to warm up your brains with one more/less and ten more/less before you begin today's work: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad
Today we would have been learning how to add a two digit number to a two digit number. Watch the video to show you how to do it and have a go at the sheet. Remember, when adding a two digit number, start with adding the ones, then add the tens. When it says to use base ten to help you, you can draw it! A ten looks like a line and a one looks like a dot or a little square.
Open the Powerpoint and read through the slides. Then have a go at the work set on a piece of paper you have at home. I can't wait to see the aliens you have created and to read your descriptions of them. Don't forget to use expanded noun phrases because that it is the learning intention. When you have finished use a marking pen or pencil to underline all of the expanded noun phrases in your writing. You can do this with your grown up.
Grown ups - If you want to find out who Bob (The Man on the Moon), follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE
This week the spelling pattern is the (l) sound at the end of words, spelt le. You will need to open this Powerpoint as a slide show so you can play along with the spelling games. Practise your spellings every day and try to learn them. Each spelling will have the le sound at the end of each word. Which spellings are similar? Which have a double letter and which don't? Good luck with your practice!
We are going to look back at the history of space travel. When did it begin? What was life like then? Read through the Powerpoint and then sort the statements into then and now. When would you have liked to live? Then or now? Why?
Tuesday 20th October
Good morning Year 2! It's our last day of isolation! I hope you are excited to go back to school...I know I am! I can't wait to hear about what you have been doing in isolation and to see all of your smiley faces again Thank you to the parents who took the time to speak to me on the phone yesterday. I will be ringing around again today to catch anyone that I missed. Enjoy your last day of isolation!
Use your knowledge of one more and one less to help you with the maths set today...If I know one more than 4 is five, I also know that one more than 74 is 75. Remember the rule...the ones number is the only number that changes unless I move from 9 to 10, then the tens number has to change. As always, watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet.
Carry on with your report from yesterday. Today you need to complete your report so you can bring it in tomorrow. Read back through the slides from yesterday to see what you still have left to do. You could add a glossary. You will have to read back through your report to find tricky words that might need explained to the reader. When you have found those words, make them bold so they stand out. Then write that word in a glossary and explain what it means. A dictionary or Google will help you today to find the meaning of words.
Today's science question is why are plants important to us? Have a read through the Powerpoint and recap on your scientific learning about plants. Do you know why plants are important to us? What would happen if plants never produced seeds? How could that affect humans? Complete the activity by matching the plants to the correct boxes. When you're finished, maybe you could look around your house and see what plants you have in the fridge or cupboard. What part of the plant would you eat?
Monday 19th October
Good morning Year 2. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to get some rest after all of the heard work that you have been doing. Just two more days of isolation and then I will see you all again on Wednesday. Today I have set you maths, English, spelling, phonics and creative curriculum. Work hard (as usual) and then you can have some fun.
Today you have number bonds to 100. These are easy if you know your number bonds to 10! If I know that 6+4=10 then I know that 6 tens + 4 tens = 10 tens so 60+40=100. Watch the video and have a go at the sheet. You can then use the answer sheet to mark your answers. Don't worry if you make a mistake, look at where you made the mistake and see if you can learn from your mistake.
For today and tomorrow’s English, it is time to write your report. Don’t rush it all today, write the introduction and one or two of your questions/related facts today and do the rest tomorrow! You can even add a glossary tomorrow too, if you’re feeling super creative. Read through the Powerpoint first to see what things you need to include in your report and then you can start your writing. On Wednesday, bring your report in so I can see it. I can’t wait to learn about the animal that you chose.
This week for spellings we will be looking at the s sound spelled with a c. Read through the Powerpoint and practise the words in any style of writing you want. You could play hangman with your grown ups using the spelling word. Have fun!
In Creative Curriculum lessons we are going to start learning about something new- the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Have you heard these words before? What do you think they might mean? Have a think and then watch the video below to find out.
Now have a think about the two parts of the world we have been thinking about, the UK and Australia.
- Are they in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere?
-How are the seasons different in each place?
-What is the climate like in each place?
We will be learning lots more about this in school, but this is a great opportunity to start having a think about these questions before you come back to school.
Friday 16th October
Good morning everyone and happy Friday! You have worked so hard this week getting through all of our learning. I hope you have enjoyed what we have been doing and you are looking forward to next week. Next week we are going to be making a non-fiction book about your Australian animal so enjoy the weekend and get ready to be creative on Monday.
Today would have been our spelling test so do it at home and send me your scores to email@example.com Your tasks today are maths, English with a bit of art too and phonics. Have fun and stay safe over the weekend.
Non-fiction books would be boring with no pictures in them to show the reader what something looks like! Read through the Powerpoint and learn what a labelled diagram is. Today you are going to make a labelled diagram of the Australian animal you choose to research. First you need to learn how to draw your Australian animal. Google how to draw________________ (your animal) or simply drawing Australian animals. I found a video on Youtube showing me how to draw a koala. I have posted it below for you to watch. Have a go at sketching your chosen animal. You can even add colour if you have some at home! When you are happy with your drawing of the animal, add labels to show its important features. You can find some examples on Google if you need more help.
To finish off our learning for the week, I would like you to produce some Australian animal inspired art. You choose what you do because I don't know what you have at home. You could do sketching, use colouring pencils, felt tips, crafting, chalk or paints! Whatever you fancy! But it must have an Australian animal featured on it. You might have the Uluru with kangaroos bouncing around it. You might make a koala mask. You might use paints to do an water painting of the fish at the Great Barrier Reef! You might choose to do an aboriginal inspired painting of a snake using the dotted patterns. Get creative! I can't wait to see what you produce...
Thursday 15th October
Good morning Year 2! I hope that you are all keeping well while staying at home. Thank you for the photos and messages that have been sent to the email address we have firstname.lastname@example.org It is lovely to see you all working hard and having fun at home. I was very impressed with your PE photos, you all came up with lots of fun ways to exercise at home. Today you have maths, English, phonics, spelling and creative curriculum. Do what you can and if you want to do more, you will find extra resources on the Y2 COVID-19 page.
You will find this easy today as you are really good at number bonds to 10. But you have bonds for every number and knowing them is important so you can apply this knowledge to larger numbers e.g. If I know that 3+2=5.....I will know that 3 tens (30) + 2 tens (20) = 5 tens (50)....I will know that 33+2=35....I will know that 73+2=75...because 3 and 2 are a bond of 5. Remember when I told you if you can count to 10 and work with numbers to 10 then you can do maths?! Have a go at learning your bonds to all of the numbers to 10. Maybe your grown ups can help you to quickly recall these bonds through games you can play at home - If you have a pack of cards remove the picture cards and play pairs. Give the children a number to make a bond with and taking it in turns, turn the cards over to make that bond. Who will win?
Today's learning is all about subheadings. A subheading tells you what information you will read about in the paragraph under it. You can use the questions that you thought of or you can look at the information you collected and choose different subheadings or you can magpie (pinch) some questions from the model text that we read on Monday. You need to group the information so that you can create paragraphs. Remember, the information has to relate to the subheadings so don't have a subheading about what they look like and put that they live in Australia under it! There's a sheet to go with the Powerpoint if you want to use it or you can create your own.
This week you have been researching human and physical features of both the UK and Australia. We have received some fantastic work from you and have loved seeing the landmarks you have chosen to include in your work. Today I would like you to choose just one landmark in the UK and another landmark from Australia and learn some more interesting facts about each one. I would then like you to make an information poster for each, to persuade people to visit the landmarks. You can choose either physical or human features and your posters should include both written facts and pictures.
Finished all of your work? Then if you have some time, listen to this Australian story.
Which has been your favourite this week?
If anyone knows of an Australian story and has found it being read on YouTube, email me your suggestions and I will post the link for your friends to read tomorrow.
Wednesday 14th October
Good morning Year 2. Another week until we will be back in school, all being well. I'm looking forward to seeing you and to hear what you have been doing during your time in isolation. I hope you have been having fun as well as working hard on the tasks we have been setting. Today you have some maths, English and phonics. Make sure you practise your spellings again so you are ready for your test on Friday. As today would have been PE day, have a go at some exercise. You choose what gets you moving - dancing, running, Youtube fitness workout, but I want to see the photos of you doing it. Remember our Y2 email address is email@example.com. Happy Wednesday!
Watch the video about comparing numbers. Have a go at the worksheet. Complete the calculations and compare the numbers.
Finished? I've set a true or false question. Look at the first page. What do you think? True or False? Tell your grown up the answer and why you think that. Then scroll down to the second page to check if you were right or not.
Today I would like you to research your chosen Australian animal. Look at the Powerpoint to show you how I recorded the facts that I found. You can record your facts in whichever way you like but remember you don't need to write full sentences when you are researching. We will be turning our facts into a report next week. Use the internet, non-fiction books you might have at home or the fact files that I have attached to help you find as much out about the animal you have chosen to research. Try to find the answers to your questions as well as these three main subheadings:
Do you remember what the 4 countries are that make up the UK? Tell your grown up what they are. Can you remember which UK country Miss Brown was born in? Last week when we were looking at Northern Ireland, I showed you photos of a very famous physical landmark that you can go visit. That's right, it's the Giant's Causeway. Can you remember the story I showed you about why it is called the Giant's Causeway? Well....I've managed to find a free ebook that you can read! You need to set up a free account for Oxford Owl (if you haven't already got one). In the ebooks section search for the story Finn MacCool and have a read. I hope you like it! There is a step by step help sheet below if you need it to navigate through Oxford Owls website.
Click on the link to get started:
Tuesday 13th October
Good morning Year 2! Thank you to everyone that sent pictures of their work to our email address yesterday. I loved looking at what you had done. Today we have set you some maths and English as well as phonics. Keep practising your spellings. Remember to make sure you are working on your handwriting through English. Grown ups - please point out any letter reversals and make sure your child is trying their best to write on the line. Well done everybody! Keep up the hard work.
This is something brand new for you to have a go at today. Watch the video carefully and try your best at the worksheet. You could then either check your own answers or ask an adult to check for you.
Today's learning is all about question marks. A question is a type of sentence that wants to know something. It usually begins with a question word and it always ends with a question mark - ? Read through the Powerpoint and complete the task. We will be using research to answer our questions tomorrow so don't try and find the answers out today. If you want more work on question marks, go to the extra resources in the Year 2 COVID-19 page instead.
Read through the Powerpoint and answer the questions with your grown up. Make sure you start the Powerpoint as a slideshow because there are lots of video links for you to click. When you have finished going through the Powerpoint, have a go at the task set.
Monday 12th October
Good morning Year 2! Each day I will be posting the learning we had planned to do in school for you so you can keep learning at home. Remember, it's OK not to know how to do something, just give it a go and try your best! You have been working so hard since coming back to school and I can't wait to see you showing your grown-ups how amazing you are. If you have any work you want to show me, send it to our Year 2 email address - Y2LHPS@gatedu.org
Today we are going to be starting to look at a different type of text called a non-fiction text. It gives us information about something real. I have attached a copy of the text so you can read it more easily. Open the Powerpoint and run it as a slideshow (there are directions on the first slide to show you how to do this!). Go through the slides and then answer the questions about the text. Have a go and try your best!
For our daily phonics, we were up to recapping the a-e split diagraph. Watch the video and join in with recapping all of the phase 5 letters and sounds, focusing on the ay sound. This is important for the phonics screening check that we need to do in the next half term so make sure you give it your best.
For your spellings this week, the sound is wr. The w is silent! Open the Powerpoint and read through it. Spend time each day this week practising your spellings. If you usually only have 5 of these spellings, choose 5 of them to practise or challenge yourself by doing them all. You might want to do them in a fancy style or as a rainbow or in bubble writing. You choose something different each day. On Friday, do your test like you would in class and email us your scores. Good luck!