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Thank you!

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown received a very lovely email from one of the parents last night. Some of our wonderful children sent us some messages via a video and we have to say that it was just beautiful! We both would like to thank you all very much for the wonderful signs and pictures you made for us and we would like to let you know that we miss you all very much too. We may have both even had a little cry because we were so touched! Thank you all again for making us feel so special. We can't wait to see you all again.

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown xx

Video message from some Year 2 Children

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Monday 25th May

Happy half term everyone! It is hard to believe that a whole half term has passed without being in school. We hope you have enjoyed doing some home learning about Robin Hood, British Monarchs and castles from the website or some of your home learning packs. Thank you for sending the pictures of you working hard and more importantly, having fun at home. We love to see what you have been doing! As this week is half term we want you to relax and have fun. We won't be posting work every day so instead, get creative, spend time outdoors, explore, smile and have fun. If you need some inspiration to fill your days, have a look on this link:

 

https://www.newspostleader.co.uk/read-this/50-fun-activities-children-during-lockdown-2544172

 

As always, keep sending your photos to y2lhps@gatedu.org so we can see the lovely activities you have been doing and we will share the photos on the webpage for your friends to see.

 

Take care and stay safe!

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Friday 22ndMay

 

Happy Friday Year 2! Here we are at the end of another week of home learning. We hope that you’re all safe and well and have been enjoying the jobs that we have been setting you all. We love reading your emails and seeing what you are all getting up to, don’t forget that you can email us at Y2lhps@gatedu.orgToday we have some Maths, Spelling, English and Art for you. Get through what you can and have a lovely weekend filled with lots of family fun-remember to stay safe.

 

Mrs Locke and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Today is Family Maths Challenge Day on Whiterose Maths. Have a look at the maths challenge document below. Challenges 1,2 and 3 are probably most suited for Year 2 but have a go at whichever ones you would like.

 

Spelling – Today would be our spelling test day at school. Can you ask a grown up to test you on the spellings that you have been learning this week? Let us know how many you manage to get correct-I wonder how many children can get 10/10!

 

English- Follow the link to listen to the story ‘The Marvelous Moon Map’

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_7TwiUZYo

 

Can you answer the 60-second reading activity using the short extract from the story to help.

Follow on Activity- Using your knowledge of the story ‘The Marvelous Moon Map’ can you ‘read the pictures’? Look at the PowerPoint and you will find some questions about Mouse and Bear using one of the pictures from the story. Do the best to think about what you can see.

Art

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Art- Tomorrow (Saturday 23rd May) it is world turtle day. To celebrate the Sea Life London Aquarium are streaming live videos at 10am, 12pm and 2pm from inside the aquarium. Follow the link below to find a video showing you step by step how to draw and colour a turtle. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXTWTbd8G4

 

If the video goes a little fast you can always pause it. Send us a photo of your finished drawings and if you would like to watch the live videos from inside the London Aquarium you can find them here:

 

https://www.facebook.com/SEALIFELondonAquarium

Thursday 21st May

 

Good morning Year 2. We hope you're well today and enjoying the week so far. It has been lovely seeing some of the work that you have been completing at home being emailed to us at Y2lhps@gatedu.org. We've really enjoyed seeing you and hearing what you've been getting up to. Today we have some Maths, Spelling, English and DT for you. Get through what you can and remember to stay safe.

 

Mrs Locke and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose maths. Today you will be learning about the fivetimes table. Again, you could use cubes, blocks or any other small objects that you have at home to help. Watch the video and then see if you can answer the questions linked to the five times table-it asks you to check with a partner, could your grown up help check your work? 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Spelling – Can you write some sentences including each of your spelling words for this week? Can you improve your sentences by including an expanded noun phrase or a conjunction?

 

English- Follow the link to listen to the story ‘Billy and the beast’

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMUHqVyJ5yk

 

Can you answer the 60-second reading activity using the short extract from the story to help.

Follow on Activity- Using your knowledge of the story ‘Billy and the Beast’ can you ‘read the pictures’? Look at the PowerPoint and you will find some questions about Billy and Fatcat using one of the pictures from the story. Do you best to think about what you can see.

DT-If we were in school today we would be designing and making some musical instruments. Our plan was to use these musical instruments to then make our own Lingey House procession! I have found a video that might give you some inspiration or you might have your own idea of an instrument that you would like to make, maybe shakers with empty plastic bottles and pasta or rice or an empty shoebox with elastic bands.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sUNXA4NYKI

 

Once you have made your instrument you could use the music from earlier on in the week to have your own procession at home, you could send us a video or some photographs of your procession.  

Wednesday 20th May 

 

Good Morning Year 2, what a beautiful day it is today! I hope you manage to have some time outside enjoying the sun but make sure that you wear some sun cream and stay safe. Have a look below to see what your jobs are for today-I have tried to make it so that you can complete these outside!

 

Mrs Locke and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose maths. Today you will be learning about the two times table. You could use cubes, blocks or anything that you have in groups of two at home to help. Watch the video and then see if you can answer the questions linked to the two times table-it asks you to check with a partner, could your grown up help check your work?

 

video - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Spelling -  Can you find all of your spellings in the word search? If you cannot print at home-can you make your own word search and challenge someone at home to find the words?

English

Click on the listen to the story ‘The Bumblebear’ about a cheeky, sneaky bear called Norman.

 

https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/resources/ks1-video-bumblebear-nadia-shireen-5-mins/

 

Can you answer the 60-second reading activity using the short extract from the story to help.

If you would like some extra writing I have included a guide to make your own Zigzag book and you could make your own Bumblebear story, again if you don’t have a printer you could write your own story on any paper that you have at home, you could also draw your own illustrations. If you make your own Bumblebear book at home be sure to send us some pictures of your completed work to Y2lhps@gatedu.org

Follow on Activity

Use your knowledge of Norman the bear to complete the sentences thinking about what you learned during the story. If you don’t have a printer at home-don’t worry, can you sue the pictures to help write your own sentences.

Science- Visit the plantlife where you can find The Great British wildflower hunt sheets.

 

https://www.plantlife.org.uk/wildflowerhunt/select-hunt-pack/

 

As the weather is so beautiful today I thought some of you might be spending some time outdoors and maybe going for a walk in your local area. Follow the weblink to get to the plantlife website. Click on the area that you live in, or where you might be going for a walk (In the woods, walk in the country or around the town) and you will find a spotter sheet with pictures of some wildflowers and information about each flower. How many wildflowers can you find? Which flower did you find the most? Can you take a photograph of some of your flowers and send them to us to have a look at?

Tuesday 19th May

Good Morning Year 2! It’s Mrs Locke here, this isn’t really how I imagined I would be teaching you all when I returned to work after looking after my baby! I hope that you are all safe, well and enjoying the activities that you have been completing at home. I met with Miss Bell yesterday to find out more about you all and the wonderful things that you have been learning and she had lots of lovely things to tell me-she really is so proud of all of the hard work that you have done this year! Today we have some Maths, Spelling, Reading, Writing and music for you. Complete what you can and stay safe! Don’t forget to send us your work to Y2lhps@gatedu.org I cant wait to see what you get up to! Speak soon and stay safe.

 

Mrs Locke and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose maths. Today you will be working on using arrays. An array is an arrangement of objects, numbers or pictures in columns or rows. They help us to understand multiplication and division. Watch the video tutorial before completing the worksheet. You could use Lego, counters or sweets to make your own array at home.

Spelling - Take a look at the PowerPoint from yesterday to refresh your memory on the spellings for this week. Today it is your task to practice your spelling in the most creative way possible. You could write the words in chalk outside, paint them, build them using Lego or use rainbow letters.

 

English

Click on the link to read the story 'The Messy Magpie'. Answer the questions with your grown up. 

Before reading, answer these questions;

  • What do you think the story will be about?
  • Where do you think the story is set?
  • Is this a fiction or a non-fiction book?

 

When reading, answer these questions;

  • What is the name of the magpie in the story? 
  • Where did Morris get his first ‘gift’ from the humans? 
  • What did Morris do with the shiny ‘gifts’ he found? 
  • What started to happen as Morris’ collection grew bigger? 
  • What did Morris do with all of his ‘gifts’ once he realized they were rubbish? 

 

Follow on Activity

Morris didn’t realise that the litter he was bringing to the forest was damaging it so much. He would like to warn the humans about the damage they are causing.

Imagine you are Morris. Write a letter to the humans explaining what they have done wrong and how they can put it right.

 

You could include:

  • Why you are writing to them;
  • What the humans did and why it was wrong; 
  • What will happen if they don’t stop throwing liter; 
  • How they can put it right; 
  • How you feel about humans. 

 

Here are some useful words and phrases:

warn          damage           didn’t          realise         harmful          important            lesson           recycle         destroy           forgive            pollution         because

 

Music – This week if we were in school we would be learning a little bit about processional music. A procession is where a large group of people walk in an orderly ceremonial way. The Royal family often has processions at events that lots of people watch-including weddings, royal Ascot and Remembrance day.

Can you watch the processional videos and listen carefully to the music. What words would you use to describe the music? Fast, slow, joyful, loud, quiet, sad, soft-can you think of some words yourself? How does it make you feel? How does the music make you move? You could even send us a video of how the music makes you walk around your house or garden in your own procession.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3saqBW1s5A

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oo4z37OUEI

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgaTQ5-XfMM&list=RDQMhKS3xujS8uY&start_radio=1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJniMeESOU

Message to 2L from Miss Bell

 

As I'm sure you'll all know a letter was sent out to announce that Mrs Locke will be returning from Maternity Leave and taking over for the rest of the school year. I would like to take the opportunity to say how much I've loved being your teacher this year and how incredibly proud I am of you all. You have made this school year unforgettable. You are all such wonderful, hardworking, kind and individual characters. Thank you for making my time as your teacher so special and for just being you! I will continue to reply to your emails for as long as lockdown continues and am looking forward to seeing what you're getting up to. Take care Year 2 and remember to stay safe.

 

Love Miss Bell x

Monday 18th May

 

Good morning year 2! We hope that you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed taking a break from working from home. We've enjoyed some lovely walks this weekend and spent time chatting with our family on facetime. This morning we have some Maths, English, Spelling and PE for you. Get through what you can and don't forget to send us your work to Y2lhps@gatedu.org

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link below to Whiterose maths and watch the lesson tutorial before having a go at the worksheets.

English - We have been in lockdown for quite some time now and there friends are members of our family and friends that we are missing very much. Write a letter to someone you've missed during lockdown. You may like to ask what they've been up to, tell them some of the things you have been doing, tell them about something you would like to do together when we can meet up again or tell them what you've missed most about them. Perhaps you could send your letter once it's finished.
Spelling - If we were still at school, this week we would have been looking at spellings using a posessive apostrophe. We use a posessive apostrophe to show that something belongs to a person. Take a look at the powerpoint below before writing a sentence for each of your spelling words this week.
PE - This week we would like you to work on your throwing and catching skills. Take a look at the sheet below for some ideas on how you could practice your throwing and catching.
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Friday 15th May

 

Good morning Year 2 and well done for making it the end of another week of home learning! Today have some Maths, English, Spelling and Art for you. Get through what you can and then it's time for the weekend! We hope that you have a restful weekend filled with fun family time and doing the things you love. We will post again on Monday. Take care and stay safe,

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Today is Family Math Challenge Day on Whiterose Maths. Have a look at the maths challenge document below. Challenges 1,2 and 3 are probably most suited for Year 2 but have a go at whichever ones you would like.

 

 

White Rose Maths Friday Family Challenge

Reading - Click on the link for the website all about castle defences. Read how castles were cleverly built to defend the people inside the castle from invaders. You will need this information to help you with today's task. Check the meaning of any tricky words with your grown up so you can improve your vocabulary. Discuss this question with your grown up:

Would the people have felt safe inside a castle? Why?

Writing - Today is the next part of your non-chronological book about castles. The title for your next page is:

 

Castle Defences

 

Under this title write as much information as you can about the many defences that were built in the castle to defend it against invaders. As always, you could include pictures/captions, a labelled diagram or fun/interesting facts about them.

 

To publish your book, don't forget to give it a front cover, a contents page, a glossary and a blurb like most non-fiction books have. Remember:

  • A contents page tells you on which page you would find the information
  • A glossary explains technical words related to the subject
  • A blurb is on the back of the book and gives a short explanation of what the book is about

Spelling - Today would have been spelling test day if we were at school. Ask your grown up to test you on this week's spellings and don't forget to let us know your scores!

 

Art - Continuing on from last week's art challenge, this week we would like you to create your own tree. This time you might like to use a different technique to the one you used last time. You might even like to include some different colours too. Take a look at the pictures below for some inspiration.

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Thursday 14th May

 

Goodmorning Year 2. We hope you're well today and enjoying the week so far. It has been lovely seeing some of you and your parents collecting home learning packs this week. We've really enjoyed seeing you and hearing what you've been getting up to. Remember to ask your grownups to check their texts to see when packs can be picked up from school. Today we have some Maths, English, Spelling and DT for you. Get through what you can and remember to stay safe.

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link below to Whiterose Maths. Today's lesson is on number bonds to 100. Watch the tutorial before having a go at the worksheets below.

Reading - For your reading today, we would like you to do some research to help you with the next part of your non-chronological book. Find out about who lived in a castle and what their job was. You could follow the links provided below or find other websites to help you. Remember to check a word if you don't know what it means. It's important we learn new words to help our vocabulary grow...even adults do this!


 

For a bit of fun, why not take a castle tour. There are lots of virtual castle tours online. Follow the link below to see what an early motte and bailey castle was like. What castles will you visit today without leaving home?

Writing - Today is the next part of your non-chronological book about castles. The title for your next page is:

 

Who lived in a castle?

 

Under this title write as much information as you can about the people who lived in a castle and what their roles were. Use the research that you have just done! You could include pictures/captions, a labelled diagram or fun/interesting facts about them. You could get even more creative by adding in a lift-the-flap element to your book or a mini puzzle/quiz included. We can't wait to see how creative you get!

Spelling - Write sentences includig each of your spelling words for this week. Can you uplevel your sentences by including an expanded noun phrase or a conjunction?
DT - Follow the link to Home Learning with BBC Bitesize. Read the information on the page before watching both of the videos. Once you have finished, have a go at one or both of the activities. You could even have a go at building a castle or designing one of the rooms you would find in a castle!

Wednesday 13th May

 

Good morning Year 2. Can you believe it's Wednesday already? This week is going so quickly! Today we will be leaving some Maths, English, Spelling and Creative Curriculum for you. We hope that you're all well and staying safe at home. Get through as much work as you can and don't forget to email us at Y2lhps@gatedu.org with your work.

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose Maths and watch the tutorial for Lesson 3 - Subtracting 2-digit numbers. Once you have watched the tutorial, have a go at task 1,2 or 3 below. If you'd like you could try all 3! Remember you can use items from around the house to help you including lego, straws or pasta for counting. You could make your own Base 10 by using a piece of spaghetti to represent a ten and different pieces of pasta to represent ones!

Reading - Today we would like you to use your inference skills...These skills are how you use your knowledge of castles and the clues from the pictures/captions to make a conclusion about something. Open the document and have a discussion with your grown ups about which place is the best spot to build a castle and why. Make sure you use your reasoning skills to discuss the good and bad points of building a castle in each location. e.g. I don't think it is a good place to build a castle because ...     It is a good place to build a castle because ...

 

Writing – This week we are writing a non-chronological report on castles. Remember - A non-chronological report is a piece of writing that gives information about a topic but it does not have to be in order like a story or instructions. Each day we will give you a subheading that you need to write the information under. Today add 3 more features of a castle. Remember to use a subheading (a title for each section of writing) with the information about that part below it. Use the documents from yesterday to help you or use the internet to research the parts of a castle for more information. As you are writing it like a non-fiction book, remember to include pictures with captions, labelled diagrams and fun facts! These can be printed or you could draw them.

Spelling - Take a look at the PowerPoint to recap on your spellings for this week before practicing your handwriting on paper or using the sheet below.
Creative Curriculum - During lockdown grownups have been keeping intouch with friends and keeping entertained in lots of different ways. One way people have been entertained is by taking part in quizes. In Creative Curriculum we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria. Your challenge today is to create your own quiz about the two Queens. You will need to write your own quiz questions and make a note of the correct answers. If you would like, you can use the quiz PowerPoint template below to help you. Why not quiz members of your family when you are finished?
Just for fun - On Monday, your PE task was to join in with the Gateshead School Sports Partnership's DanceUnite tutorial. If you enjoyed it, why not try learning the sections from Tuesday and today? Follow the link below and have fun!

TUTORIAL 2 - Tuesday 12th May

Here's Cheryl back for Part 2 of #DANCEUNITE ! Let's go...

Tuesday 12th May

 

Hello Year 2 and welcome to another day of home learning. We loved the pictures you sent us of your work yesterday, remember you can email us any time and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. The address to send your work to is Y2lhps@gatedu.org. Today we have Maths, English, Spelling and some Creative Curriculum for you. Get through what you can and remember to stay safe!

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - Today we will be working on adding 2-digit numbers. Follow the link below to Whiterose Maths and watch the tutorial video. Once you've watched the tutorial, have a go at one of the three tasks below. You might even like to have a go at them all!

Reading - Use the powerpoint to read the information about parts of a castle. Discuss any tricky words with your grown up so you understand the information. This is important for the next task! Then label the castle parts. If you can't print it off then just tell your grown up what feature the labels are pointing to or you can draw it if you want to get creative.

Be careful as the answers are on page one so quickly scroll to page two when you open the labelling document.

Writing – This week we are writing a non-chronological report on castles. Remember - A non-chronological report is a piece of writing that gives information about a topic but it does not have to be in order like a story or instructions. Each day we will give you a subheading that you need to write the information under. Today the subheading is:

 

Features of a Castle

 

Under this title you might want to write about what features you see in a castle that makes it a castle e.g. turrets, arrow slits, keep etc. Each feature will be a subheading (a title for each section of writing) with the information about that part below it. There are many features of a castle but we would only like you to choose 3 to write about today. We will be adding more in tomorrow! Use the documents to help you or use the internet to research the parts of a castle for more information. As you are writing it like a non-fiction book, remember to include pictures with captions, labelled diagrams and fun facts! These can be printed or you could draw them.

Spelling - Take a look at the PowerPoint from yesterday to refresh your memory on the spellings for this week. Today it is your task to practice your spelling in the most creative way possible. You could write the words in chalk outside, you might like to paint them or you could even build them using lego.
Creative Curriculum - Over the past couple of weeks you have been learning about Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. Today we would like you to compare the two monarchs. Read through the information PowerPoints below to refresh your memory on the two Queens before completing the blank comparison grid. If you'd like to, you could present it as a poster or booklet instead. You may need to do some of your own research to fully complete the grid.

Monday 11th May

 

Goodmorning Year 2 and welcome to another week of learning from home. We hope that you had a lovely weekend and thank you again for sending us your emails, we love looking at what you're getting up to! There is a lot of uncertainty in the news at the moment and we wanted to just let you know that we are still here and we are still thinking of you all. We miss you very much! This morning we have some English, Maths, Spelling and PE for you. Do what you can and remember to stay safe!

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - Follow the link below to BBC bitesize maths. Watch the lesson tutorial on adding and subtracting two digit numbers before completing 1, 2 or even 3 of the tasks. The first two tasks are worksheets which we have shared below and the third task is an online game for you to play on your tablet.

Reading – Click on the Castle Comprehension document below. Read the information and answer the questions. Then mark your answers using the answers on page 3.

Writing – This week we are going to write a non-chronological report on castles. A non-chronological report is a piece of writing that gives information about a topic but it does not have to be in order like a story or instructions. Each day we will give you a subheading that you need to write the information under. Today the subheading we would like you to start with is an introduction of:

 

What is a Castle?

 

Under this subheading you might want to write about what a castle is and why it was built. Remember this is an introduction so you don’t need to go into too much detail. Have a look at the website below or use research from the internet to write your introduction. We would like you to write it like a non-fiction book with a contents page and include pictures with captions. These can be printed or you could draw them. Have a look at the features of a non-chronological report poster below to see what should be included in a non-chronological report.

Spelling - This week if we'd been at school, we would have been looking at spellings with contrctions. Take a look at the PowerPoint below explaining what a contraction is and showing the spelling words for this week. Once you've finished, have a go at the wordsearch or make a wordsearch of your own including your spelling words.
PE - This year Gateshead School's Dance Festival will not be going ahead as a result of COVID-19. Instead, the organisers have decided to hold an online dance festival. Read the information sheet below to find out more! Your PE task today is to take part in the first dance tutorial for the online Dance Festival. Follow the link below to join in, if you like it you might like to join in for the rest of the week or even send your videos to the DANCEUNITE organisers!

DANCEUNITE - Week 1 Recap

Here's Matt with a re-cap of everything that happened in Week 1 and a little introduction to what happens next...

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Friday 8th May

 

Goodmorning Year 2 and happy Friday! Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day or Victory in Europe Day. It celebrates when German forces surrendered during WWII and is a very important anniversary in our country's history. Today we thought we would leave you something different and give you some tasks to help mark VE Day and learn a little about it. Once you've completed your tasks, don't forget to email us your pictures to Y2lhps@gatedu.org. We won't post again until Monday but we hope that you have a lovely weekend filled with fun and family time.

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Learning about VE Day - Take a look at the PowerPoint below to find out a little more about VE Day and why it is so important in the history of our country.

VE Day Cooking - Street parties have been a common way of celebrating special occasions in the last centuary in the United Kingdom. Perhaps you could have your own VE Day party at home. Why not try out one of the VE day recipes posted below? Don't forget to email us a picure of some of your delicious cookery!
VE Day Medal - Many of the troops involved in the war effort recieved medals as a way of thanking them for their contribution and sacrifice. Have a look at the worksheet below to find out a little about VE Day medals. Once you've read the information, perhaps you could make your own VE Day Medal.
VE Day Bunting - One way of decorating for a street party is using bunting. Why not use the template below to create your own VE Day bunting?

Thursday 7th May

 

Goodmorning Year 2 and happy Thursday! We were super impressed with the comic strips you sent us yesterday and hope that you enjoyed making them as much as we enjoyed seeing your pictures of them. Today we have Maths, English, Creative Curriculum and Spelling work for you. Once all of the homeschool work is out of the way, enjoy some sunshine and remember to stay home and stay safe.

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - As usual, follow the link to Whiterose maths. Today you will be working on adding and subtracting ones. Watch the video tutorial before completing the worksheet. The sheet asks you to discuss your answers with a partner, instead explain your answers to your grownups before asking them to check your work for you.

Reading – We hope you have been enjoying reading for pleasure this week. It has been lovely to see what you have been reading. There have been photos of well-known authors like David Walliams, Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl to less well-known authors like James Krüss. We don't mind what you read, as long as you are enjoying what you read...Nothing beats a good book!

 

Writing – Turn yourself into a character in a Robin Hood adventure but not Robin Hood! You have been with Robin Hood during one of his many adventures. You choose which adventure you have been on. If we had of been in school we would have acted it out together but you will just have to use your imagination today. You could re-read the Disney story video or if you have it, watch the Disney Robin Hood film to remind you of his adventures. You could even act it out with siblings or grown-ups!

Today’s task is to write a diary entry re-telling what happened. Remember you are writing a diary so it is from your point of view. You might include sentences like ‘I was terrified when I was fighting Prince John’s angry guards.’ ‘We ran away from the noisy castle and had a huge party in Sherwood forest.’ Be as creative as you can!   

Spelling - Use the powerpoint from Monday to recap on your spelling words for the week. Can you write a sentence including each of the spelling words? Add detail to your sentences by including an expanded noun phrase or expand it using a conjunction. Look at the document below to remind yourself about how you can improve your sentences.
Creative Curriculm - Read through the PowerPoint on Queen Victoria to refresh your memory. Today you are going to create your own fact file about Queen Victoria. We have included an example of a finished one below and a template but you might like to suprise us with your own design!

Wednesday 6th May

 

Good morning Year 2! It's Wednesday and we're halfway through the learning from home week! Today we have some Maths, English, Spelling and Creative Curriculum for you. Try to get through what you can and then, if you can, enjoy some time in the garden or having your daily exercise. The weather is going to be lovely today so make the most of that too! Keep sending us your emails to Y2lhps@gatedu.org we love receiving them and enjoy seeing what you've been getting up to. We miss you all so much!

Stay safe and take care,

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - Follow the link below to Whiterose Maths and take a look at Lesson 3 on related facts. Watch the video tutorial and then have a go at the worksheet. On the worksheet, you're asked to use Base 10, instead you could use chocolate buttons, pasta or lego - whatever you have! One you've completed the worksheet, ask a grown-up to check it for you or check it yourself using the answer sheet.

Reading – This week is ‘read for pleasure’ week. That means you can read your favourite books, well-known classics, books by your favourite authors, books that you haven’t read before, poems, non-fiction books, anything! Now is the best time to read, read, read! Send us your book recommendations and why you liked reading it so we can post them on the website for your friends to try.   

 

Writing - Today we would like you to turn your story of Robin Hood or another adventure of Robin Hood into a comic. Have fun with this today...It is less writing so spend more time drawing the characters and making your comic exciting! Follow the link for more guidance on how to make a comic strip.

Then have a go at creating a Robin Hood comic strip. There is a comic strip template available or you can create your own. You can even create an online one on the following websites. We can't wait to see what you create!
Spelling - Remind yourself of the spelling words from this week using the PowerPoint from Monday. Use the handwriting sheet below to practice your handwriting and your spelling words. Remember to take care to make sure that your work is neat!
Creative Curriculum - Today you will be finding out more about Queen Victoria. She was Queen in the Victorian Era and, before Queen Elizabeth II, she was the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch. Take a look at the powerpoint below before answering the comprehension questions on Queen Victoria. You could print out the sheet or answer the questions on paper you have at home.

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Year 2 and happy Tuesday! We have another fun day of home learning activities for you. Today we have set maths, English, spellings and science.  Have fun and remember to send us your photos to y2lhps@gatedu.org. We can’t wait to see all of your amazing work and we will post your photos in the photo gallery at the bottom of the page so you can see what your friends have been doing.

 

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose maths and watch the video lesson before having a go at the worksheet and asking your grown-up to check your answers. Today you will be looking at comparing numbers.

Reading – This week is ‘read for pleasure’ week. That means you can read your favourite books, well-known classics, books by your favourite authors, books that you haven’t read before, poems, non-fiction books, anything! Now is the best time to read, read, read! Send us your book recommendations and why you liked reading it so we can post them on the website for your friends to try.   


Writing - Watch the short video of the Disney animated story of Robin Hood.

The story shows us 3 different adventures of Robin Hood:

  1. The day Robin Hood robbed Prince John’s carriage
  2. The day Robin Hood entered an archery competition
  3. The day Robin Hood rescued Friar Tuck from prison

 

Choose one adventure to retell. You are an author so you can present your story whichever way you choose: You might make a story book with illustrations or you might just want writing like a chapter book but remember...a good author always makes their story entertaining for the reader so don’t be afraid to add some extra detail to make your story more exciting!

 

 When you have finished read your story to someone in your family. Ask them what they liked about it and what would have made it better.

 

Spellings - This week's spelling words are words ending -tion. Take a look at the powerpoint to find out about the spelling rule before practising your spellings in rainbow writing.

 

Science – Read the information on the animal classification posters to see how animals are sorted into groups. For your first task, see if you can complete the table. Then, look at the animals. Can you name the animals? Now, see if you can sort them into their classifications. What other animals might belong in the groups? Can you add 3 more animals?

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Monday 4th May

 

Good morning Year 2 and May the Fourth be with you! We hope that you had a lovely weekend and are relaxed and ready for another week of home learning. Today we will leave some English, Maths, Spelling and PE for you. Try to do what you can and don't forget to email us with your work. Take care and stay safe,

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose maths and watch the video lesson before having a go at the worksheet and asking your grown-up to check your answers. Today you will be looking at addition and subtraction fact families to 20. You can use whatever you have to help you whether it be sweets, pasta or legos.

English

Finish reading or listening to the story of Robin Hood.

  • Which part was your favourite? Why?
  • Which character do you like best? Why?

 

Robin Hood

Follow on Activity

Let's pretend you are an outlaw in Sherwood forest during the time of Prince John's reign. You are wanted by the horrible Sherrif of Nottingham. You have no home, no protection and need help. Suddenly you see a poster advertising a space in Robin Hood's gang. Fill out the application form as if you were wanting to join. Use the guidance to see an example and the chilli challenge slide to know how to improve your writing.

Spelling - This week's spelling words are words ending -tion. Take a look at the powerpoint to find out about the spelling rule before completing the -tion wordsearch. If you don't have access to a printer, you could make your own wordsearch on scrap paper for a member of your family or ask a grown-up to make a wordsearch for you.
PE - Take a look at the video below. Can you complete the wild workout with Andy? Have fun and keep moving!

CBeebies | Andy's Wild Workouts | Mountains

Andy explores the highest points on Earth in search of a grizzly bear. He bumps into mountain goats and meets a pika before coming face to face with a grizzl...

Thank you Alexa for reminding me about Pyjamarama Day today!

Unfortunately the website has crashed but follow this link to download all of the planned activities:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2swy2142q53iyl2/AACFFsIL0zklw1XdAYcWVs5Sa?dl=0

There are also links via Twitter to the videos. Have fun reading and doing the activities in your PJs like Alexa!

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Friday 1st May

 

Good morning Year 2 and happy Friday! Well done for getting through another week of learning from home and thank you again for sending us emails of your work, we love receiving them. Today we have some Maths, English, Spelling and Art for you. We won't post again until Monday so we hope that you have a lovely weekend filled with fun family time and lots of rest. Remember to take care and stay safe!

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

Maths - Today is Friday Maths Challenge on Whiterose Maths. Follow the link below and have a look at the video including the challenges. Challenges 1,2 and 3 ar most suitable for Year 2 but, if you're feeling confident, you could have a go at them all!

English

Read a book of your choice today. It could be an old favourite you have at home, it could be a new book you have got or an ebook. Send us a photo of you doing it so we can put it on the website. Think about these key questions when you read it and see if you can answer them:

  • Who is the author?
  • What is the story plot?
  • How many stars out of 5 would you give it? (5 being the best!)
  • Who would you recommend it to and why?
  • Does it remind you of something else you have read before?

 

Writing Activity

Watch the Youtube link below to find out what acrostic poems are:

The Learning Lab: Acrostic Poems

Today we are going to write an acrostic poem about Robin Hood.

To help you, make a list of all of the things that link to Robin Hood e.g. Merry men, rob the rich, bow and arrow etc. Then use these words to create sentences linked to the letters in the name Robin Hood. Have a look at the poem example to give you more of an idea! Then have a go at creating your own. We have provided you with a frame if you would like to use it or you can be as creative as you like. The more creative you get the better! Why not add a drawing of Robin Hood somewhere on your page? We can't wait to see who is up to the challenge when you send us your photos later!

Spelling - If we were still at school, today would be our spelling test. Ask a grown up to test you on the words you have been learning this week. Can you get full marks? Send us an email and let us know if you did.
Art - This week we learned about Queen Elizabeth II's family tree. For your art tast this week we would like you to create a picture of a tree. It could be a tree from your garden or even one that you see when you are out doing your daily exercise. You may use whatever you would like to create your tree. You might draw and shade it in grey pencil only, you could use your coloured pencils to add some summer colours to your tree, you could use paints if you have some at home or you may even wish to make a collage out of old magazines and newspapers. Below are some pictures you might like to use for inspiration.

Thursday 30th April

 

Good morning Year 2! Thank you so much for all of your emails yesterday, we really enjoyed replying to them. We managed to speak to more of you yesterday which was so lovely as we've missed you all so much. Don't worry if you haven't received a call from us yet, we're trying to get through lots of children and will hopefully have spoken to you all by the end of the week. Today we have Maths, English, Spelling and a little Creative Curriculum for you. Try to get through what you can and don't forget to send your photos to Y2lhps@gatedu.org

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link below to Whiterose Maths. Today's lesson involves some problem-solving. Take a look at the lesson slides before having a go at the problems on the worksheet. If you're struggling, perhaps you could use some smarties, lego bricks or pieces of pasta to help you to count.

English

Read chapter 5 (From 12.10mins to 15.20mins on the Youtube story) and answer the questions below: 

  • What did Robin teach Maid Marion to do when they were children?

  • In what season did Marion’s dad tell her she had to marry?

  • What do you think a nobleman is?

  • Why did you think Marion was unhappy that Sir Guy or Gisbourne was friends with the Sheriff of Nottingham?

  • Why do you think Marion disguised herself as a knight?

  • Why do you think Robin Hood was disguised as a beggar?

  • Why did Robin and Marion fight if they loved each other?

  • How might have Robin have felt when he realised the knight was Maid Marion?

  • Why did everyone love Maid Marion?

Robin Hood

Follow on Activity

Today you will need to use your imagination. Pretend you are Robin Hood and you are giving people a chance to join the Merry Men. What job might you need done in camp? Someone to make weapons and furniture for the camp? Someone to cook for the camp? Maybe it is another skilled archer.  Go through the guidance document to see what a good example looks like and as always try to improve your writing using the chilli challenge slide. I have also given you some examples of roles if you need help to think of a job someone could do in camp. There are some lined pages available to download or as always, you can be as creative as you like with what you have at home! There were some creative wanted posters yesterday so a massive thumbs up for doing that! You're working so hard at home, it is fantastic to see!

Spelling - Practice your spelling words from this week by writing them out in your best joined up writing. If you'd like to and have a printer, you could print out the handwriting sheet below to help you!

Handwriting practice

Creative Curriculum - Today you will be learning about the Royal Family and their family tree. Take a look at the information powerpoint and then complete the family tree you have been given. If you don't have access to a printer, you could draw your own family tree on paper and add the names of the members of the Royal Family.

Wednesday 29th April

 

Good morning Year 2 and well done for making it halfway through another week of working from home. Miss Bell and Miss Brown started calling home to speak with some of you yesterday and we've really loved hearing about all of the lovely things you've been up to during isolation. We will continue to call home throughout the week and hope to have spoken to all of you by the end of the week. More Maths, English, Creative Curriculum and Spelling today. Don't forget we love seeing your work so please email it across to Y2lhps@gatedu.org. Make sure you take a look at the photo gallery at the bottom of this page to see the pictures you have sent and some pictures from your friends. Have a wonderful day.

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Today's lesson is all about using the four operations and length. Today you will be answering some word problems using what you have learned so far about length. Follow the link to Whiterose Maths, answer the questions and ask your grownup to check your answers.

English - Read up to chapter 5

Chapter4 is important for the follow on activity because it explains why Prince John hated Robin Hood.

After reading this, put yourself in Prince John’s shoes and complete the thought bubbles and speech boxes. What might he have said? What might he think? Use what you have read to help you.

Robin Hood

Follow on Activity - Today we would like you to write another character description about Robin Hood but this time from the viewpoint of a character – Nasty Prince John! Would he think Robin Hood is a good thief? Would he think he is a hero? Absolutely NOT! Remember Robin Hood and Prince John are enemies so the adjectives you use today need to be different from the good adjectives you thought of yesterday. Click on the guidance to see some adjectives I thought of and an example of a good piece of writing. Remember everything that is green is something that Year 2 writers try to use in their writing. Just like yesterday, look at the chilli challenge page to see what will make your writing better. There are a few different Wanted Poster formats to choose from or as always, you can make your own. Be as creative as you would like!

 

Well done to the children who sent us photos of their work yesterday. We loved seeing your wonderful writing! We can’t wait to see your wanted posters today.

Spelling - Write one sentence including each of your spelling words from this week. You might like to improve your sentence by using the uplevelling sentences posters we have included in the link below.

Uplevelling Sentences Posters

Creative Curriculum  - Yesterday you learned about Queen Elizabeth II and her life. We really enjoyed seeing some of the timelines you created. Today your job is to create a fact file on Queen Elizabeth II. Read back through the powerpoint from yesterday (included below) and use the information to help you with your fact file. If you have a tablet or access to a computer you might even like to do some research of your own! You can set out your factfile however you would like but we have also included an example you could print off below. Have fun and make sure you send us a picture of your work!

Tuesday 28th April

 

Good morning Year 2. Today we are going to leave some English, Maths, Spelling and Creative Curriculum work for you. Have a go at as many tasks as you can and keep emailing us with your work and pictures. Have a lovely day and remember to stay safe.

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

 

Maths - Follow the usual link to Whiterose maths and watch the video on ordering lengths. Complete the worksheet and ask a grown-up to check your answers. Question 3 asks you to measure objects in your classroom. Instead, measure objects you have at home. Don't worry if you don't have a ruler or tape measure - just miss this one out.

English

This half term our story writing would have been all about Robin Hood - an outlaw that stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Have you heard the stories of Robin Hood? These stories are legends, no one knows if Robin was a made up character or was a real person. Click on the link to hear the story of Robin Hood. I have also gave you a copy so you can read along.

After reading/watching the video, read the sentence and choose the correct answer:
a. People have told stories about Robin Hood for more than years. 600 / 700 / 800
b. He always carried a bow and . sword / stick / arrow
c. Little John was unusually . tall / short / clever
d. Maid was Robin’s true love. Mary / Marian / Margaret
e. Most people thought that forests were places. dangerous / safe / exciting
f. Robin was famous for ‘robbing from the rich and giving to the ’. sheriff / poor / king
g. The Sheriff of Nottingham tried to Robin Hood. help / teach / catch
h. Centuries ago people loved to tell about Robin Hood. secrets / facts / stories

Follow on Activity

What was Robin Hood like? Today we would like you to write a character description about Robin Hood. Use the guidance document to help you. First make a list of adjectives you would use to describe Robin Hood. You can use some of the adjectives I thought of but don't forget to include some of your own too. Then use these words to write sentences that describe Robin Hood. There is an example in the guidance document. Look at the chilli challenge slide before you start writing so you know what will make your writing better. We have included a little quiz to do for fun at the end of the guidance document. We can't wait to see your character descriptions of Robin Hood! 

Spelling - Yesterday you were introduced to the new spelling words we would have been learning if we were in school this week. Today we would like you to practice spelling your words. You might like to rainbow write them on scrap paper, draw them on the pavement in chalk or even paint them. Today it is your challenege to practice them as much as you can and in any way you can.
Creative Curriculum - Today we are going to learn about our current Queen, Queen Elizabeth II. Take a look at the powerpoint below to fnd out information about the Queen. Once you have looked at the powerpoint, take a look at the worksheet and see if you can make your own timeline of the events which have happened in Queen Elizabeth II's life. Remember the work we have already done this year on timelines, events go in chronological order which means that they go in the order in which they happened.

Monday 27th April

Goodmorning Year 2 and happy Monday! We hope that you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Miss Bell and Miss Brown certainly did! We both enjoyed having a BBQ (not together of course) and Miss Bell even got the paddling pool out in the garden for Erin. We hope that you are ready for a new week of home learning and we will set tasks in exactly the same way that we did last week. Remember to keep in touch by sending your emails to y2lhps@gatedu.org and remember to stay home and stay safe!

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Today we will be comparing lengths on Whiterose maths. Don't worry if you don't have measuring equipment at home, everything you need is on the lesson slides and worksheet. Watch the video on the webpage below before completing the worksheet comparing lengths. Once finished, you can ask a grown-up to check your work or you could use the answer sheet to check for yourself.

English

Follow the link below to Oxford Owl ebook - Pick Your Queen

(Page 3)

  1. What does this page tell you about this book?
  2. On which page would I find information about the queen’s families?
  3. On which page would I find information about the animals kept by the royals?

 

(Throughout text)

  1. How long did Queen Elizabeth rule?
  2. What was Queen Victoria’s dad called?
  3. Where did Queen Elizabeth live as a child?
  4. How many children did Queen Victoria have?
  5. Which pet did Queen Elizabeth have for fighting?
  6. Why do you think Queen Elizabeth had hundreds of jewels and dresses?
  7. What things did Queen Victoria enjoy doing?
  8. How did Queen Victoria travel to her holiday homes?
  9. Which Queen did you like the best? Why?

 

Follow on activity

Compare the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria using the information you have read in the ebook and the information from the following document.

Spelling - This week we would have been looking at the suffixes -less and -ly. Take a look at the powerpoint below to learn about our spelling rule for the week and find out what your spelling words would have been. Once you have done this, either print off and complete the wordsearch or make your own wordsearch including your spelling words on scrap paper for someone in your house to complete.
PE - Have a go at the PE challenges below. Why not time how many of each activity you can do in 30 seconds? Can you beat your original score if you try a second time? Could you think of your own outdoor PE challenges? You might try start jumps, keep ups with a football or squats.
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Here are some pictures of some children doing some fantastic Creative Curriculum work from home. Send your pictures to y2lhps@gatedu.org and we'll pop them on the website!
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Friday 24th April

 

Good morning Year 2 and Happy Friday! We've made it through another week of lockdown and, from the pictures and emails we have received, it's clear to see that you're all working so hard at home as well as having some lovely family time too. Today we have some English, Mathematics, Spelling and Art for you. Once finished, it's time to enjoy the weekend! We'll post again on Monday and look forward to your emails to show us what you've been up to over the weekend. Stay safe and stay home.

 

Lots of love, Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

English

Click on the link to read the story 'The Runaway Iceberg'. Answer the questions with your grown up.

 

Before reading, answer these questions;

  • What do you think the story will be about?
  • Where do you think the story is set?
  • Is this a fiction or a non-fiction book?

 

When reading, answer these questions;

  • Why did Gaspar not dive into the water at the start of the story?
  • Did the ice break quickly or slowly? How do you know?
  • Was the snow petrel being kind?
  • What is the current?
  • Why does Rossi say they are just like real explorers?

 

After reading, answer these questions;

  • Why did Gaspar feel proud of himself?
  • Is there a message in the story? What do you think it might be?
  • Did you like the story? Why?
  • Does it remind you of a story you have read before? Why?

 

Follow on Activity

Complete the job description for a new explorer to join Rossi and Gaspar's crew. Use the adjectives at the bottom or think of your own to include.

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Write the next adventure of Rossi and Gaspar. Be as creative as you like but make sure you use capital letters and full stops. To make your writing more exciting use expanded nouns (giant, friendly whale) and conjunctions (and, but, so, because, when, if, that) to give more detail e.g. The worried penguins didn't want to dive into the water when the iceberg broke but they knew they must!

Mathematics  - Today is Friday Maths Challenge on Whiterose maths. Follow the link to the website and click on 'Get the Challenges' to download them. Challenges 1, 2 and 3 are most suitable for Year 2 but you may have a go at any of the challenges you would like.

Art - A silhouette of our monarch, Queen Elizabeth, appears on all of our postage stamps. Take a look at the stamp below and try to recreate your own on paper. Imagine that you are a monarch, what would your silhouette look like on a postage stamp? Ask a grown up to take a picture of your face from the side and use it to create your own postage stamp with your silhouette. Don't forget to include your crown, you are royalty after all!
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Spelling - If we were at school, today would be our spelling test day. Ask a grown up to test you on the spelling words you have been learning this week. If you email us, let us know what your score was!

 

Justin had a visit from an emperor penguin today and has shared how to do it.

-Type the name of the animal into Google

-Scroll down to the option 'see in 3D'

-Select 'view in your space'

 

Thanks Justin for sharing this tip. Have a go and don't forget to send us your pictures with the emperor penguin. Why not try searching for different animals too! laugh

Thursday 23rd April

Good Morning Year 2! We hope you have enjoyed some of the activities that have been set for you. We loved seeing your crowns yesterday so thank you to everyone that made them and sent their photos to us. Keep working hard, having fun and learning lots while staying at home.

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths

Follow the link to WhiteRose for another daily lesson. Today you will be measuring in metres. Watch the short video and have a go at the worksheets. If it says measure the classroom, change that to your house instead. You might need a tape measure for this activity! If you don't have one, don't worry. Just leave that question out, there are plenty of questions to complete without needing to use a measuring tape. Have fun!

English

Click the document below to read the fairy tale - The Emperor's New Clothes (Page1). Answer the questions on page 2 and check your answers on page 3. Did you like the story? Is it similar to Rumpelstiltskin? If so, how? Which fairy tale do you prefer? Can you find another version online? How is it similar and how is it different?

 

Following on activity:

Open the document and complete the book review of the story. If you don't have a printer you can create your own on a piece of paper or you can type your answers and save it.

Science

Research an emperor penguin. There are many websites to use and Youtube. Find out information such as;

  • Looks
  • Habitat
  • Life cycle
  • Diet
  • Interesting facts

Present your information as a factfile and send us your photos so we can see how creative you have been. There are some links below to help you.

 

Spelling - Practice your spellings in whichever way you could like! If you have chalk, you may choose to write your spellings on the paving or wall outside (if it's ok with Mam and Dad). You could try making your own wordsearch including your spelling words for a family member to complete. You might even paint, collage or bubble-write your spelling words!

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Year 2! We hope that you're all well and staying home and safe. Thank you so much for sending us pictures of your home learning, we've really enjoyed seeing what you're doing. Today there are Maths and English activities to complete as well as an a DT activity and your spelling tasks. We've also included a fun PE activity to keep you active. Don't forget to spend some time in the sun if you can and have some fun family time too. 

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Mathematics - Today we're going to start working on measuring length. Follow the link to Whiterose Maths and look at the video for Lesson 3. Have a go at the worksheet and use the answer sheet to check your answers. Maybe today you could practice your measuring skills by measuring objects from around the house. 

 

English

 

Click the link below to access the Oxford Owl website and create a free account if you have not done so already. Once you have done this, you can access free ebooks and story videos. Search in the Story telling video section for Rumpelstiltskin. There are two different videos so make sure you select the Story Spinner video.   

Recap the story and complete the following activity:

 

Think of adjectives to describe characters in the story –e.g. mother (boastful); king (greedy); girl (kind). Then use the adjectives you have created to write sentences about the characters. Try to use conjunctions (and, but, so, or, because, when, if, that) to give more detail or to explain your reasons. E.g. The king is greedy when he sees that the girl has been able to spin the thin straw into heavy gold.

DT - In keeping with our theme of British Monarchs today we would like you make your own crown. Send us some pictures of your finished crowns and we will post some on the website. If you would like you can use the template below to help you. 
Spelling - Complete the word search below to practice your spellings by writing a sentence including each of your spelling words. 
PE Challenge - Can you complete the exercises to spell your name? If you want to make it harder for yourself you could include your middle name and surname! 

Tuesday 21st April 

Good morning Year 2! We hope that you enjoyed the tasks that we set for you yesterday and have had a chance to warm those brains back up after the Easter break. Today we are going to set some more tasks for you. Work through what you can but make sure that you also have time to enjoy the lovely weather. 

 

Mathematics - Follow the link the 'Whiterose Maths' and take a look at the video for lesson 2 - count in fractions. The video will explain how you can count in fractions. Complete the worksheet and ask a grown up to check or use the answer sheet to check your answers yourselves. 

English

Log on to www.oxfordowl.co.uk  and create a free account if you have not done so already. Once you have done this, you can access free ebooks and story videos. Search in the Story telling video section for Rumpelstiltskin. There are two different videos so make sure you select the Story Spinner video.

 

Recap the story and answer these questions:

  1. What was the story about?

  2. Who were the main characters?

  3. Why did the mother say her daughter could spin straw into gold?

  4. What did the King say to the girl if she didn’t spin straw into gold?

  5. How did the story teller describe Rumpelstiltskin?

  6. What did Rumpelstiltskin want in return for spinning straw into gold each time?

  7. Do you think the girl wanted to give her baby to Rumpelstiltskin?

  8. Do you think Rumpelstiltskin got a happy ending?

 

Following on activity -

Imagine that, on the second night, the girl writes a letter to Rumpelstiltskin. Write the letter asking him to help her spin straw into gold. Make sure you include:

  • Dear _____

  • Explain why you are writing

  • Explain what would happen if you didn’t please the king

  • Ask for his help.

  • Use capital letters and full stops in every sentence.

  • Expanded noun phrases

  • From ______

Creative Curriculum - Today you are going to find out about some British monarchs. Read through the lesson slides to learn a little about the British monarchs. Choose a monarch to create a fact file on, you can use the template below or you could create your own fact file on paper. 
Spelling - Practice the spelling words from the slides yesterday. Play hangman with your grown up, can you guess your spelling words and spell them correctly? 
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Monday 20th April

 

Welcome back Year 2! We hope that you had a lovely Easter break and that the Easter Bunny was good to you. We have both missed you all very much and are really enjoying receiving your emails showing us all of the wonderful things you have been getting up to. This isn't how we'd hoped the Summer Term would start and we wish you were all back at school with us to enjoy the beginning of the Summer Term together! Each day we are going to post some lessons and ideas of tasks you can complete. It would be wonderful if you could complete them all and send us pictures of your work, but don't worry if you fall behind or don't have time to complete them all each day. The most important thing at this time is that you're enjoying spending time with your family and staying safe indoors. Remember to look at our photo gallery at the bottom of this page to see the photos you have been sending us.

 

Take care and remember to stay safe,

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Maths - Follow the link to 'Whiterose Maths' and have a look at the video explaining how to find three quarters. Have a go at the worksheet on finding three quarters on the webpage and ask your grownup to check your answers or use the answer sheet to check for yourself. Perhaps you could find three quarters of coins, chocolate buttons or other objects around your house today?

English

Log on to www.oxfordowl.co.uk  and create a free account if you have not done so already. Once you have done this, you can access free ebooks and story videos. Search in the Story telling video section for Rumpelstiltskin. There are two different videos so make sure you select the Story Spinner video:   

Have a go at answering these comprehension questions:

  1.  (Before reading) What might the story be about? Have you heard of this story before? Do you think the story will have a happy ending? Why?

  2. (Pause when the king leaves the girl in the second room) What will happen next? Why do you think that?

  3. (Pause when the little man asks the girl to promise to give him her first baby) Should she agree? Why? What will happen if she does/doesn’t?

  4. (After the story is finished) What familiar fairy tale features are found in the story?

  5. (After the story is finished) Is Rumpelstiltskin a good or bad character? Use what he says and does to explain your answer

  6. (After the story is finished) How does the girl get into the mess? Why did the girl agree to give the little man her bangle?

 

Following on activity -

  • Draw a story map to retell the story in your own words, using time connectives to sequence the events (e.g. Once upon a time; At that moment; Later that day). Look at this website to see what a story map is. You can download a story map to use or you can make your own https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/story_map

 

Creative Curriculum - This half term we would have been starting a new theme of 'British Monarchs' in our Creative Curriculum lessons. In our first lesson, we would have been finding out what a monarch is and what makes a good or bad monarch. Have a look at the lesson presentation before completing the worksheet. Alternatively, after looking at the lesson presentation, you could create your own poster explaining all of the things a good monarch does.
Spelling - This week our spelling work would have been looking at the suffixes - ment, -ness and -ful. Have a look at the presentation explaining the spelling rules and take a look at the spelling words you would have been learning if you were in school. Practice your spelling words using rainbow writing on scrap paper.
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Wow! Believe it or not, we are now in what should be the Easter Holidays. It's been a very strange half term and has ended in a way that none of us expected. We're missing you all and really hope you're staying safe and staying at home.

 

We have been so impressed with all of the hard work you have been doing and think you deserve a well-earned break. Below are some ideas of activities and crafts you might like to do over the Easter Holidays but please don't work too hard! We have missed our usual egg decorating competition in school so instead, if you'd like to decorate an egg at home and send us a picture, we will display it on our webpage. Have fun and Happy Easter!

 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

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JOKE COMPETITION WINNER!

Well done to Sophia for your funny joke on April Fools Day. It made us laugh so we thought we would share it with you...

How do you make a tissue dance?

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Put a little boogie in it  laugh
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3/4/2020 - Activities

 

Happy Friday everyone! We made it to the end of another week and it's a beautiful day! Miss Bell and Miss Brown hope that you are all well and staying safe. Here are some tasks that you might like to do. Remember to keep sending us your emails with what you've been getting up to, we love seeing all of the fantastic work you've been doing at home.

 

Reading - Why not write a book review of one of the books you have been reading since school closed? Below is a fantastic book review template. You could print it off or just copy it onto paper. Instead, you could just get outside into the garden for some fresh air, find a sunny spot and enjoy a story of your choice. If you're looking for a new book to read, why not try https://www.vooks.com/ as they offer a free subscription for a month.

 

English - School has been closed for two weeks now, why not write a diary or journal of all of the wonderful things you have been getting up to in that time? Check out the 'Diary Entry Hints' sheet below to help you with what you should include.

 

Maths - Practise your 2, 5, 10 and 3 x table. You could do this in any way you want. Log on to Times Table Rockstarz, practice on the ground using chalk (and then clean up after with water and a paintbrush) or ask a grownup to time you. We would have been moving on the measuring length if we were in school. Why not ask a grown up to write you a list of things around the house to find and measure, like a scavenger hunt!

 

PE - Why not type 'Just Dance' into youtube and copy one of the dance routines. Below is a link to Miss Bells favorite!

 

After all of your hard work, make sure that you take the weekend to relax. Play in the garden, have a movie afternoon, bake, help your grownups around the house, build a den or just play with your toys. Whatever you do enjoy and stay safe.

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

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Just Dance 2018 - Waka Waka This Time For Africa - 4 players

2/4/2020 - Activities

 

Hello Year 2! We hope that you're all well and staying safe. We have loved seeing your pictures and videos of the activities you have been doing at home. We have been super impressed with all of the wonderful learning and family time that has been going on. We miss you all very much and your emails are lovely to see. Here are some activity ideas for today. We hope you have fun and most importantly, stay safe! 

Miss Bell and Miss Brown x

 

Reading - Take time to read your favorite book. You could read in a comfy place by yourself, to a family member or even to your favorite cuddly toy! 

 

Maths - We have been super impressed with how many of you have logged into MyMaths to complete the tasks we set. You could complete another task or even just play one of the MyMaths games. If you'd like to have a go at a maths lesson, you could always log on to White Rose Maths and follow one of the online lessons. 

 

English / PE - Why not create a scavenger hunt for yourself? You could write a list of objects around your house and garden and time yourself to see how quickly you can find them all. Finished? Perhaps you could write a recount of your scavenger hunt using time conjunctions. Have a look at the picture below to remind yourself what time conjunctions are!

 

Art - Why not choose a tutorial on the Art for Kids Hub. Send us some pictures of the pictures you draw using the Year 2 email address. 

Drawing A Bunny With Shapes - Preschool - #stayhome and draw #withme

Well done to everyone who has been completing the activities we have set. We love your drawings Georgie! You are a super artist.

1/4/2020 - Activities

 

Today is April Fool's Day so we thought we'd base some of our home learning ideas around this. Why not try out some of these April Fool's inspired activities and email Y2lhps@gatedu.org with your work?

 

Reading - Take a look at the comprehension based on April Fool's day and the history of the day. Can you answer the questions on April Fool's?

 

English - Send us your favorite joke via email. Miss Bell and Miss Brown will pick a winner from each class and publish it on our school website. If you have a collection of jokes, why not try writing your own joke book? You could design a front cover for your book and have an illustration to go alongside each of your jokes.

 

Maths - Try out our 'Tricked out maths' April Fool's codebreaker maths to practice your addition and subtraction skills. You must solve each of the questions to find out the punchline of the joke!

 

PE - Don't forget to live stream Joe Wicks PE at 9am! Find the link above on our website.

 

Art - Follow the youtube link below and play the 'Funny Face Challenge' with a member of your family. Why not email us some of your creations?

ART GAME: Funny Face Challenge

This is a fun game you can play with two or more people.

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31/3/2020 - Activities

 

The month of April is National Pet Month, so we thought that it might be nice to do some activities and crafts based around this!

 

Reading - Follow the link to the e-book 'Formidable Sid' and enjoy the story. Once you've read it, you could write your own blurb for the story or design your own front cover.

 

English - Write a guide on how to look after a pet of your choice. What do they eat? Do they need exercise and how often? Do they need to be cleaned out? You might like to include some imperative or 'bossy' verbs in your writing! Instead, you might like to write a description of your pet. What do they look like? What is their character like? What do they enjoy? Remember to include some expanded noun phrases and to include a picture with your description!

 

Crafts - You could follow the instructions to make your own paper plate pet or pet rock!

 

Maths - There is a daily lesson, with an activity sheet and answers on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

You might like to have a go at a maths lesson! Alternatively, you could practice your times tables using your Times Table Rockstarz login or complete some of the activities we have set for you on MyMaths.

 

PE - Don't forget to join in with Joe Wicks PE session daily at 9am. It's fun for all of the family and Miss Bell has even been enjoying doing it every morning with two year old Erin!

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

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Well done to everyone who has completed some of the activities we have set! We love your animal masks Sophia! They look amazing. We hope you had fun doing it!
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P.E with Joe | Tuesday 31st March 2020

Day 7 of my 9am daily workouts 😀 Today we tried adding some music to the workout. Big thank you to George Ezra and Dua Lipa for granting me permission to use...

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Oscar reading his Robin Hood story

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Chloe reading her job advertisement for Robin Hood's gang

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These children have been caught working at home. Well done everyone and keep up the hard work!

Easter Activities

Look at these Year 2 children getting crafty. Have you been busy making and creating? Send us photos to our email address so we can share them with everyone.

What have you been reading at home? Miss Brown has read Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson and is now reading The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton.

 

      

 

What books would you recommend to your friends and why? 

These children have decided to spend their time at home learning a new hobby. What new hobby are you doing? Send us your pictures and videos so we can share them with everyone.

It is lovely to see our children learning valuable life skills like cooking and baking. It looks like they are enjoying it too! Have you been helping at home? Send us your photos!

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