Welcome to Year 2C
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Good morning Year 2, it is the last day of home learning today! I would like to say well done to all of you for working so hard at home during this time, you always make me so proud! Tomorrow we can go back to school and continue our learning in the classroom before the half term break. I can't wait to see everyone!
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 2020
Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new week. I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend with your families and still managed to have lots of fun. Only a couple more days until we can go back to school!
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 2020
Good morning everyone, I hope that everyone is safe and well and that your first week of home learning has been fun and interesting. Well done for all of your hard work this week as I know that working from home isn't always easy (for children and grown ups!) but I am so proud of you all yet again for your resilience and positive attitudes no matter what is thrown at us. Great job everyone!
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 2020
Hi everyone! I hope this week of home learning is going well for everyone. Thank you again to those people who have sent their super work to me. I love seeing what you have been getting up to! Keep up the great work everyone.
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.
Wednesday 14th October 2020
Good morning Year 2! We are already half way through our first week of home learning, I hope every one is doing OK and enjoying our home learning activities. Don't forget you can email any work that you have been doing to me.
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:
Tuesday 13th October
Good morning everyone, I hope that your first day of home learning went well yesterday. You have been working so hard in school so far this year so I just know how hard you will have been working at home too, showing your grown ups how fantastic you are. Thank you to those people who have sent me emails it is always lovely to hear from you and see what you have been getting up to. Remember to email Y1LHPS@gatedu.org (the same account we used through lockdown)
The work that is posted on this page is as close to what we would have been doing in school as possible. If you would like additional worksheets go to the Year 2 page on the COVID 19 section of the website.
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.
Monday 12th October 2020
Good morning Year 2! We hope that you have all had a great weekend. We will be posting jobs on this page for you every day to keep you busy during your time at home. Have a go at them and remember all we ask of you is that you try your best!
If you need to get in touch with me or you would like to send me some work you have been doing my email address is: Y1LHPS@gatedu.org
In Maths we are starting our new topic of addition and subtraction. Today we are starting with fact families. We did do some work on this on Year 1 so maybe you can remember that. But if not don't worry because the lesson video will explain everything carefully and give you the chance to have a practice first. Watch the video first and then have a go at the worksheet. I will also attach the answers so that you can check your work like we do in class.
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 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!
Our topic this half term is Here and There, and as part of this we have been learning about the UK (here) and Australia (there). Last week we started to think about human and physical features. This week we would like you to do some research and find out about famous physical and human features in both the UK and Australia. I will attach a PowerPoint to remind you what physical and human features are if you can't remember. Happy researching!
Autumn 1 Term
Children have made a great start to the year and are settling back into our classroom routines and getting used to our new routines to keep us all safe. They have loved seeing their friends again and having lots of fun on the brand new outdoor play area.
This half term we are very lucky as we have a gymnastic coach leading our PE sessions. We have enjoyed learning new rolls and jumps, thinking about the different ways we can move our bodies and the shapes we can make.
We investigated different types of seeds, described their properties and labelled them. We also predicted what the inside of a seed might look like. We then checked our predictions.