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Thursday 16th July 

 

Good Morning Year 2! We made it-the last day of the school year! You have worked so hard at school and at home this year and I hope that you are so proud of yourself and all of your achievements! I have attached below a fun activity to think about how much you have changed this year and to give some information to your teacher next year. Complete it if you can and send it back to us-we can't wait to read it! If you can't print you could chat with your family about the boxes. Have a lovely Summer holiday and we will see you all soon,

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke

I have just noticed that English did not save yesterday...How annoying!! It was a nice and easy task to finish off our learning in Year 2! I would like you to finish reading George's Marvellous Medicine. There will be a quiz on the first day back...only joking! Read it for your own enjoyment and I hope you all have a chance to read some lovely books this summer. If you want to borrow a book from the library, download an app called 'Borrowbox'. You can borrow ebooks for free (as long as you have a library code already) and read them on a tablet. Miss Brown has borrowed some books for the Summer already! Happy Reading!

 

Wednesday 15th July

 

Good Morning Year 2 and happy Wednesday! We hope that you are having a lovely week and are working hard before we break up tomorrow! Today we have set you some maths, English and creative curriculum. Have fun and see you back here tomorrow for your last year in year 2! 

 

Love Miss Brown and Mrs Locke

 

Maths

Creative Curriculum

 

Have some fun today as we get closer to the end of the school year and have a go at this picture quiz. Enjoy!

Tuesday 14th July

 

Good Morning Year 2, well done for all working so hard yesterday, we are so close to the end of the school year so well done! Today you have a maths, English and creative curriculum job, enjoy! 

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

The next chapter to read is called 'Marvellous Medicine Number Two'. Make a prediction of what happens in this chapter before you begin reading it. Once you have read it complete the activity attached. 

 

Follow on Activity

Write a mid-way book review of the story so far. Answer these questions:

Who are the main characters? (You can draw pictures of them if you want!)

What is the setting?

What is the plot?

How do you think the story will end?

Is this story similar to another story you have read? If yes, which story and why?

Do you like the story? Why or why not?

 

As always, send a photo of your book review to y2lhps@gatedu.org so we can see your super work. Have a look at this website to learn how to draw like the illustrator Quentin Blake! I had lots of fun drawing some of Roald Dahl's characters. https://medium.com/@TigerBayBooks/3-ways-to-draw-like-quentin-blake-and-to-live-a-good-life-2ebe508bad08 

Creative Curriculum.

 

This week in school we would have been talking about our memories of year 2 and filling in our record of achievements. I have included a template below to help you think about your time in year 2. Can you draw your own memories page or print the one included and think about your memories! What have your favourite things been about this year? What was your favourite lesson? When did you feel challenged this year-and how did you overcome it? 

Monday 13th July

 

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome back to another brand new week of at home learning. This week will be your very last week of at home learning before the summer holidays. Can you believe that we are at the end of year 2? I don't think this is quite how we all thought that we would be ending our year together but keeping everyone safe is so important. So lets see what fun things we have in store for this week. Don't forget to email us with anything that you get up to at home-we love seeing snippets of your day! Today you have some maths, English and PE. Have fun-do what you can and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Accompanying video tutorials for maths lessons this week can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Maths

English

For the last week of Year 2, we are going to finish reading George's Marvellous Medicine. Read the next two chapters - A Crane for Grandma and Mr Kranky's Great Idea. When you have read the chapters, complete the tasks below.

 

 

P.E.

 

Welcome back to another P.E. lesson-clear some space and and enjoy some yoga-todays theme is summer! Have fun!

Summertime Kids Yoga! ☀️🏝️🌺

Friday 10th July

 

Happy Friday Year 2! Here we are at the end of another week we hope that you have had lots of fun this week. Today we have some maths, English and an art job for you. Don't forget to do your very last spelling test of Year 2 and let us know how you get on. Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all back here on Monday for the final week of work before the summer holidays! 

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Today is one of my favourite tasks of George's Marvellous Medicine because we get to see how creative you are! We would like you to design a poster to sell George's Marvellous Medicine. Your poster should include:

  • The price of the medicine
  • Where you can buy it from
  • A question to attract the readers attention - e.g. Are you sick of being small? Have you ever wanted to grow tall instantly?  
  • A picture of the medicine
  • What it does (persuade the reader!)

 

Get creative and design your poster anyway you want. We are looking forward to seeing your posters to see if you can persuade us to buy it. 

Art

 

After thinking about pizzas yesterday we thought that you might like to create your own pizza by either painting, drawing and colouring or even collaging. You could add any toppings-have fun and see what you can create. Send us a photograph if you can so we can see all of your delicious art work! Have fun. 

Thursday 9th July

 

Hello year 2! Well done to you all for working so hard this week, we have loved seeing all of the work that you have been completing at home-you should all be so proud of yourselves! Today we have set you some maths, English and creative curriculum. Complete what you can and we will see you back here again tomorrow for the final day of school work for the week!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Imagine that you are a newspaper reporter and you have been told about Mr Killy Kranky’s farm and the strange happenings there – a huge Grandma and enormous farm animals. You need to write a report to tell the people what has happened. Don’t forget to name your newspaper, add a picture and state the facts of what has happened. Have a look at the example newspaper report to see what we are expecting from your newspaper. You can use the attached newspaper format or create your own! We can’t wait to read your newspapers.

Creative Curriculum

 

Today we would like you to design your own pizza. You can add any vegetable toppings that you would like. Below you will find a food map that we used earlier on in the half term-once you have decided which vegetables you would like to add to your pizza,Can you write your own ingredients list and write where the vegetable grows? I have included a pizza topping activity that you might use to help give you some inspiration about the kind of vegetables the you could add to your pizza. If you have any of the vegetables at home you might like to taste them to make sure that you will enjoy your final pizza! Have fun with your designing, you could email us to let us know the vegetables that you have chosen.

Wednesday 8th July

 

Good Morning Year 2! Can you believe we are half way through another week of at home learning, the days are flying by! We hope that you enjoyed your science experiment yesterday and you had some fun with chocolate! Today we have set some maths, english and creative curriculum work. Have fun, complete what you can and let us know what you have been getting up to. See you all here tomorrow.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Read the next 2 chapters- The Brown Hen and The Pig, The Bullocks, The Sheep, The Pony and The Nanny Goat. Complete the activities based on each chapter below. 

 

Follow on Activity

Draw a picture of what the scene might look like with Mr Kranky, Mrs Kranky, George, Grandma (poking through the roof of the house) and all of the huge animals. Add thought bubbles for each character. What might they be thinking? You could add some speech bubbles too. What might they have said? You can use the clues from the book to help you with this!

Creative Curriculum 

 

How have you been managing collecting you weather data? Has the weather been getting hotter or cooler? Have we had much rain? many windy days or has the sun been shining? Today you are going to use your weather log to write a weather report. If you have not managed to keep a log you could try and remember how the weather has been to help your writing today. We would like you to write a few lovely sentences about each day, you might like to split it into morning and afternoon. I have had a go at writing my own report-can you spot any of the language that I have used similar to the forecast videos that we watched last week?

 

On Thursday there were lots of showers for central and southern areas of Gateshead during the morning. Drier and brighter over the afternoon and winds easing all areas through the day. Friday we saw some showers with winds picking up again through the morning. After a bright start for most on Saturday, cloud covered heavily from midday which gradually cleared throughout the afternoon. 

 

Have a go at writing your own report and make sure to email them to us to have a read of-you could even pretend to be a weather forecast presenter like the ones that are on the news! I have saved another video showing the weather forecast below-just incase you need some inspiration!

Tuesday 7th July

 

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome to Tuesday! We hope that you are all well. Today we have some Maths, English and a special Science activity for you today-make sure that you don't miss it! Don't forget if you are tracking all of the weather results for our lesson tomorrow you could put a weather log onto your tracking grid! See you all soon.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx 

 

Maths

English

In the chapter Grandma gets the Medicine, Roald Dahl uses a simile to describe Grandma: “She’s dotty as a doughnut.” Re-read this chapter and see if you can find it. A simile is where you compare something or someone to another thing e.g. she was as tall as a house or she was as thin as a piece of string. For your task today, write as many similes as you can think of to describe Grandma e.g. She’s wicked as a witch. She’s thin as a pin etc.

Science

 

Today it is 'International Chocolate Day'! How delicious! We thought it would be nice today to celebrate with a chocolate themed experiment. There are some videos below talking about chocolate melting and then an experiment for you to try-have a go and see what you can learn about the properties of chocolate!

Monday 6th July

 

Good morning year 2 and welcome back to another new week of at home learning! We hope that you are all well and enjoying our learning this half term. This is our last full week at school before the summer holidays-can you believe that you are early at the end of your time in year 2?! Today we have some maths, English, spelling and a lovely relaxing PE task for you all. Do what you can and don't forget to get in touch with us to share what you have been enjoying and learning. Have lots of fun and speak to you all tomorrow!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

Please find video tutorials for this week's maths lessons here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English

 

https://www.slideshare.net/SharenGanesh/georges-marvellous-medicine 

 

Read the next chapter – Grandma Gets the Medicine. Discuss the questions with someone in your house:

What was the funniest part?

Was your prediction correct?

How do you think Grandma felt before swallowing the medicine?

What about after she swallowed it?

How might she have felt as she was growing?

What might George have felt? There are clues in the text.

 

Writing

Imagine that you are George. Do you think he would have been shocked by what his medicine did to Grandma? Write a diary as if you were George, saying what happened to Grandma. Remember, diaries include the feelings of the person involved so try to include them. They are written in chronological order too so start from when you gave Grandma the medicine. What happened first? Then what happened? Did anything else happen after that?

 

Spelling

These are the last Year 2 spellings! They are question words. Have a look through the Powerpoint and play the games on there. Make sure you practise your spellings everyday this week ready for your test on Friday. Have fun!

PE

 

Take some time to relax today and enjoy this Moana themed Yoga session-maybe someone at home would like to join in with you too! 

Moana adventure 🌊🌸

Friday 3rd June

 

Good morning Year 2 and happy Friday! Can you believe we are at the end of another week again already! We hope that you are all safe and well. Today we have a maths challenge, an English job and an art job. As today is Friday it would be our spelling test at school-don't forget to ask someone at home to complete your test with you, send us an email to let us know how many spellings you managed to remember this week! Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all back here on Monday ready for another week of at home learning. Don't forget about our creative curriculum job looking at the weather-some of you might like to continue logging the weather over the weekend and into next week so that you have lots to write about, all you need to make a note of is what the weather is like each morning and afternoon!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

English

Read for Fun - Read some more of George's Marvellous Medicine or read a book of your choice. It is important to read for fun and to enjoy different authors and types of books. What will you read today? You could write a book review for it! 

 

Writing - Do you remember when we wrote Friday Journals to tell our grown ups what we had done that week? Your challenge today is to write a Friday Journal but to your class teacher! We miss you all so tell us what you have been doing so we can read it. Don't forget to email it to y2lhps@gatedu.org 

Art

 

As we have been thinking about the weather this week we thought that it would be nice to do some art work linked to the weather. You might like to do a sketch and colour it in using coloured pencils, you could use paints or make a collage with materials that you have at home. Maybe you could use todays weather to help create your image or you might think back to a beautifully sunny day-the choice is yours! Don't forget to let us see your finished weather creations!

Thursday 2nd July

 

Hello Year 2! We have another day of learning planned out for you, complete what you can and don't forget to send us an email of the things that you have been getting up to! We love seeing and hearing about your learning. Today you have some Maths, English and Creative curriculum. Have you been working on your spellings for this week? Don't forget that we will ask you to do a test at home on Friday so only 1 more day to go! 

Have fun, 

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Today is one of my favourite writing tasks that we do! I would like you to write a recipe for you. What ingredients would you use to make you? Are you kind? Are you sweet? Are you friendly? These are your ingredients. How much of each ingredient should you put in to make you? E.g. 3 cups of sweetness, 2 spoonfuls of politeness or 1 bucket of kindness. Do you need to stir it or how long should you boil it? Do you need to put it in the oven? What's nice about this writing is that there is no right or wrong answer. Have fun with it. We can't wait to hear what you put in to your recipes.

 

 

Creative Curriculum.

 

For your task today we would like you to continue completing your weather log-we will need to use these next week for our creative curriculum task. If you are up for the challenge you can continue to collect weather data until we use it next Wednesday-this will give you more to write about. If you only manage to collect 2 days worth of weather data that will be fine too so don't worry! It rained a lot yesterday-did you manage to write that in you log? Remember try and write about the weather in the morning and then again in the afternoon! If you would like to watch the weather forecast for today I have linked it below, I wonder if the forecast prediction will be accurate! 

Wednesday 1st July

 

Hello Year 2, We hope that you are all well today on the first day of July! Can you believe how quickly this year is going? It is a bit of strange on not being in our school building at the moment but we will all be back together soon learning and having fun! Today you have some maths, English and creative curriculum work to try. Complete what you can and we will see you back here tomorrow.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Remember the shopping list of ingredients that you created last week? Write instructions for your own medicine.  What would you put in first? Do I have to stir it slowly or do I have to bring it to the boil? Will it change colour? I can’t wait to read your instructions

Creative Curriculum

 

This week for our Creative curriculum lessons we are going to look closely at the weather. Today we would like you to watch the weather forecast and make a note of what happens with the weather, you might like to keep a list of what the weather looks like this morning and then this afternoon. At the end of the day you might look back and see if the forecast that you have watched was accurate-was it correct? If in your garden you have a thermometer you could take a note of the temperature? You might have a measuring jug that you could put outside if it rains to measure how much rainfall comes. You will find a link to the weather below this and then you will find a weather recording sheet that you could use to help track the weather-remember today is Wednesday so you will have to start from there! 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Good morning year 2. We hope that you are all well and are trying to complete the school work that we have been setting you, we love hearing about the things that you are getting up to-keep up all of the hard work! Today you have some maths, English and science work, don't forget to keep working on your spellings for this week. Complete what you can and we will see you back here tomorrow!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

English

For reading today re-read the last few chapters to remind yourself of the ingredients that George put in and the rooms he got them from. Today's task is to write instructions for George’s medicine. Remember instructions should be in order and use time connectives to sequence them (first, next, then). Remember the last time we wrote instructions, we added some negative commands. A negative command is where you tell someone not to do something e.g. Put in the toothpaste. Don't put too much in because you don't want the medicine to taste minty! Have a go at adding in some negative commands. Be creative!

Science

 

Today for your science lesson we would like you to learn a little bit more about the things that animals eat. Below you will find a presentation about animals and the foods that they eat. Once you have had a look at the information you could use the activity to check your learning. You could cut the animals and stick them into the correct category. If you don't have a printer at home maybe you could draw your own categories and pictures or even just write the animals names into the correct box. Once you have completed your activity you could check your answers using the powerpoint.

Monday 29th June

 

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome back to a brand new week of home school learning. We hope that you have had a lovely weekend and are ready to see what we have prepared for you this week. Today it is international day of MUD! If you get a chance to go for a walk today maybe you could put on some wellies and enjoy splashing in some muddy puddles thanks to all of the rain that we have had over the weekend! Today you will find some maths, English, spelling and PE for you to complete. Get through what you can and don't forget to send us an email with anything that you complete!

 

Have fun and we will see you tomorrow,

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Apologies for not attaching the book to read! Here is the link to George's Marvellous Medicine if you do not have your own copy of the book: https://www.slideshare.net/SharenGanesh/georges-marvellous-medicine

 

Read chapter 5 - 'The Cook Up' and chapter 6 - 'Brown Paint'. Complete the activities attached.

 

Writing

What do you think will happen to Grandma when she gets the medicine? Write a prediction. 

Spelling

Look at the Powerpoint for spellings this week. Complete one of the activities attached each day. If you just want to practice writing them, why not try block writing, bubble writing or rainbow writing. Make sure you practice for your spelling test on Friday. 

PE

 

Get your body moving today with a yoga disco! Follow the link below and enjoy being active.

 

 

All Yoga Disco | Dance Fitness Yoga!

Friday 26th June

 

Good Morning Year 2 and Happy Friday! What a beautiful day yesterday was, we hope that you all had some safe fun in the sun! Today it is forecast to be a little bit stormy-keep your eyes and ears peeled to see some changes in the weather! Today we have some maths, English, spelling and and art task. Complete what you can and have fun. Have the best weekend-switch off from school and really enjoy yourself and then we will see you all back here nice and refreshed on Monday morning ready for another week of home school learning.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

Read chapters 3 and 4 below. What ingredients did George put in his medicine? Can you remember them all or some of them? Today's writing is to make a shopping list of things you would put into a medicine if you were making it. Would some be the same as George? Would some be different? Use bullet points when making your list. For inspiration, you could walk around your house and see what things you could put in using the items you have at home. Remember...we are pretending to make a medicine. 

Spellings

Good luck in your weekly spelling test. Let us know how you did!

Art

 

Today for your art lesson we would love you to draw some illustrations of the food that you researched during your at home learning task for creative curriculum yesterday. We loved hearing about the foods that you researched but thought it might be nice today to draw some detailed pictures of these dishes, why not colour your drawings in using real life colours-you might use some of the websites that you looked at yesterday to remember how the foods looked.

Thursday 25th June

 

Good Morning Year 2 and what another beautiful day we have woken up to! We hope that you all managed to enjoy the lovely weather yesterday, be sure to email us and let us know what you have been up to-we love hearing all about your at home activities! Today we have some Maths, English, Spelling and Creative Curriculum. Complete what you can and we will see you back here tomorrow for the last working day of the week before a lovely weekend! 

 

Maths

English

Today we are going to imagine a day in the life of Grandma as a girl. Using your character profile that you created yesterday, what kinds of things do you think young Grandma might be doing on a typical Saturday? We are going to be slipping into young Grandma’s shoes and writing a diary as if we were young grandma. Again use your imagination and have fun writing in role. The more creative, the better!

Creative Curriculum

 

Today we would like you to pick a country and research the national dishes that are available there in more detail. If we were at school we would be doing this project in small groups using iPads and text books to research-you could use the internet at home, you might talk to your grown ups or think back to a holiday that you have been on, you might have a magazine at home with food pictures in it or some recipe books. Find as many popular dishes as you can from the country of your choice and write some sentences about the food. Tell us some of the ingredients, a description of what it tastes like, maybe even some steps about how its made! Some countries that you might chose to research are USA, France, Japan or Mexico but it's up to you! We can't wait to hear about what you learn!

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome to Wednesday's home school learning. Can you believe we are half way through the school week already? It is looking like its going to be a lovely day today so hopefully you manage to get some time outside of the house, maybe go for a walk or play in your garden. Don't forget to wear a hat or some suncream though! Today you will find some Maths, English, Spelling and Creative Curriculum learning. Do what you can and have lots of fun! See you back here tomorrow,

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

Maths

English

So we know that Grandma is horrible to George but why? Are people born horrible or is it something that is developed as they grow? I don’t think Grandma was always horrible to young children so what happened to her?

Today we are going to journey back to a time when Grandma was a little girl. Do you think that Grandma was a happy child? Why? What might her childhood have been like? Was she lonely? Was she happy? Use your imagination to build a character profile of Grandma as a little girl. Consider everything from her name and appearance to her family, pets, friends, likes and dislikes and hobbies. There is no right or wrong answer to this task so have fun using your imagination...just like Roald Dahl did when he was creating this story.

Spelling

Keep working on your spellings. You could have a go at another sheet that was uploaded yesterday or you could practise your spellings using curly writing. As the weather is so nice today, if you have chalks, why not go outside and write your spellings out on the ground. Or you could have a treasure hunt with your spelling words! Whatever you choose to do, have fun!

Creative Curriculum

 

To start your lesson give yourself a quick refresh of the foods from around the world that we looked at last week, You might try and remember some of the foods-maybe the ones that looked the most delicious, or the foods that you have tried before. If you are having a hard time remembering you could go back to the powerpoint from last weeks lesson or I have included a YouTube video to help below-it is a pretty long video so you might like to skip to the country that you would like to learn about more (the countries are in alphabetical order so use your skills developed in English to try and get to the right place quickly!) Once you have had a refresh can you look at the sheet below and match the food to the country? If you have a printer you could colour the pictures in, if not then maybe you could draw the pictures-come back tomorrow where your task will be a researching task, be ready to hunt for information and ready to use the internet or books to learn!

National Dish of All Countries

Tuesday 23rd June

 

Good morning Year 2, we hope that you are all well and ready for another day of learning. Today we have set some maths, English, spelling and science work. Complete what you can and make sure to let us know what you are enjoying at home! Speak to you all soon,

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

Maths

English

Re-read chapter 1. Remember to pause at full stops and take a breath at commas. Have a go at doing different voices for the characters. I love doing a witchy grandma voice! Use the adjectives you thought of from yesterday to write a character description that describes Grandma. Make sure you use full stops and capital letters in all of your sentences. Use appropriate adjectives to describe Grandma’s appearance and personality (you wouldn’t use kind as she is NOT!). Why not challenge yourself further...

  • Include a question (don’t forget to use a question mark)
  • Include an exclamation mark
  • Start your sentences using different openers so it isn’t boring to read.
  • Make compound and complex sentences by joining sentences together or using the conjunctions to add in extra detail. (and, but, so, or, because, when, if, that)

Spelling

This week's spellings are the months of the year. Look through the Powerpoint and then have a go at one of the spelling sheets attached. 

Science

 

Remind yourself about what we have been learning during our science lessons so far this half term-if you need to look back over our work look for Tuesday's lessons and you will find all of the information that you need. Today your science job is to group animals into two groups, 'Egg' or 'Not Egg'. Use the pictures to help and think about how you know-can you prove it? Have you seen this animal hatch from an egg? Have we learned about this animal during previous science lessons? Can you sue the internet or a book at home to help you? If you have a printer at home you could cut the animals and stick them in the right box, If you do not have a printer you could draw your own grid and your own animals using the pictures to help you. 

Monday 22nd June

 

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome back to another week of at home learning. We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have enjoyed some time with your families doing lots of fun activities. This week we are continuing to learn about our topic of 'Master Chef'. Today we have set some maths, English, spelling and a PE task. Complete what you can and have fun! remember to send us an email with some of the wonderful things that you are getting up to at home at y2lhps@gatedu.org-it brightens up our day to see the things that you are doing because we miss you all so much. Have a lovely day!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

English

 

For English today we would have been reading George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. If you have a copy of the book at home you can use that. If not I have attached chapter 1 and 2 for you to read. Read chapter 1 today. Remember to look up meanings of words you are unsure of. What does this chapter tell us about Grandma? Discuss your opinion of Grandma with someone in your house.

Follow on Activity

List as many adjectives as you can to describe Grandma e.g. selfish, lazy, cowardly. Choose 5 adjectives that you have thought of and find evidence from the text to support this idea e.g. ‘Grandma is cowardly because she waits until George’s parents have gone out before she is mean to him’.

PE

 

Today's PE task is a little bit different! If we were to have been at school this half term we would have been taking part in our sports day so today we would like you to get your trainers on, maybe collect some items from around the house to help you and compete in your own at home sports day! Don't worry if you don't manage to do all of the events today or even at all-you might choose to come back to the videos and do a few each day, its completely up to you! Hover your cursor over the YouTube box below and in the upper right hand corner you will see three lines where you can decide which video to watch, each shows you a different challenge-there are 6 in total. Have fun and enjoy getting your body moving!

Sports Day at Home

Thank you Evie and family for sending me a beautiful picture. I printed it out, framed it and put it on my shelf in the classroom. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. What a kind thing to do! It is so sad that I haven't been able to spend our last few months together but now I have a lovely reminder of all of the amazing children I had in my class. Now I will never forget any of you because your names are always at the front of the classroom. 

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

From Miss Brown x

Friday 19th June

 

Good morning year 2, Happy Friday! Can you believe that we are at the end of another home school learning week? We hope that you are all safe and well at home and are enjoying learning lots of new things. Today you have a maths family challenge, an English task and an art job. Today would have been your spelling test day so don't forget to ask someone at home to do a spelling test with you-send us an email letting us know how many you get right! Have a lovely weekend and we will see you back here on Monday ready for another week of learning.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

 

White Rose Maths Family Challenge

 

Here is your Maths challenge for the day-questions 1, 2, and 3 are most suitable for Year 2, good luck and let us know how you get on!

English 

 

Today's English activity is based on the delightful Chris Wormwell story, ‘George and the Dragon’. Listen to the author read the story using the YouTube link before completing a short reading comprehension and a Read My Picture activity.

Puffin Storytime | George and the Dragon | Chris Wormell

Art

 

Today we are going to learn abut the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. Today for your art lesson we would love you to try and create your own fruit and vegetable portrait. Use the examples to get some inspiration and use a mirror to look at the features of your face. Have fun and please let us see your finished work!

Thursday 18th June

 

Good morning year 2. We hope that you re all well! Today you have some maths, English, spelling and creative curriculum work. Complete what you can and we will see you back here again tomorrow.

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

 

Today your maths task is looking at making patterns with 2D and 3D shapes, I bet you are all very familiar with the shape that you can see at the beginning of the video! 

 

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

English

 

Today's story for your English lesson is 'Ronald the Rhino'. This story is all about celebrating the things that make you special. What do you like most about yourself?! Listen to the story using the link and then try the activities below-both tasks are differentiated, 1 * is tricky, 2 *'s a little harder or 3*'s the hardest, I wonder how you will challenge yourself! The answers to the comprehension are on the document also, maybe someone at home could help mark your work and see how well you do!

Ronald the Rhino

Spelling

 

I'm sure you have been looking at your spellings this week and trying your hardest to learn them off by heart-why not have some fun today and try finding all of your spellings in this word search. If you don't have a printer you could make your own word search and see if someone at home can find all 10 of our spellings! Have fun.

Creative Curriculum

 

Today I have a different challenge for you for your creative curriculum lesson. If we were at school today we would be looking at lots of different food packaging and seeing if we can identify where some of the foods that we eat come from. My challenge for you is to look at some of the foods you eat at home and see if you can identify where in the world it is produced (top tip-fruit and vegetable packaging is brilliant for telling you where it is grown!) I will put a world map below-can you find where yours food has traveled from to get to you in England? Send us some photographs of your learning today-we can't wait to see where some of your food travels from!

Wednesday 17th June

 

Hello again year 2! Today we have some Maths, English and Creative Curriculum jobs for you-complete what you can and enjoy sharing what you learn with the people at home with you.

 

See you back here tomorrow! 

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

 

Follow the link below to find the WhiteRose maths task for today. Today you will be sorting 2D and 3D shapes. Why not have a go at sorting 2D and 3D shapes with things that you find at home?

English

 

Today's story for your English task is 'The Last Wolf', written and illustrated by Mini Grey, this funny book is the tale of Red Riding Hood going green. Click the YouTube link below and listen to the author read ‘The Last Wolf’ and then complete our related reading and writing tasks below.

Puffin Storytime | The Last Wolf | Mini Grey

Creative Curriculum

 

Today I would like you to learn a little bit about foods traditionally found in other countries. Have a look at the PowerPoint below and see if you can spot any foods that you have heard of or even tried before! One you have looked through the PowerPoint have a go at completing the interactive food word mat to create your own word bank of foods. I hope this task doesn't make you too hungry! 

Tuesday 16th June

 

Happy Tuesday Year 2! Well done to everyone that completed some of the work set yesterday and thank you for sending us emails of what you have been up to-we love seeing them and you are all doing an awesome job! Today you have some maths, English, spelling and science. Do what you can, we hope you have fun doing it and can't wait to see your photos. Have a good day everyone!

 

Stay safe and keep smiling,

From Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

Maths

 

Today for your maths lesson you will be counting the faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes!

English

 

Today's story is 'Back to Earth with a Bump'. One night, Hal's bed takes him off into space on a special mission! Listen to the story, then try the comprehension-the answers are on the last page; once you’ve given it a go maybe try marking your own work. 

Back to Earth with a Bump

Spelling 

 

Remind yourself of our spellings this week using the powerpoint from yesterday, why not see how many different ways that you can write your spellings-rainbow letters, bubble writing, all capital letters, letters with dots on them, you might write your spellings in sand or paint your letters or you could even make the letters out of lego, building blocks or cubes-have fun!

Science

 

Remind yourself of the things that we learned about animals and their babies a few weeks ago-you will find the powerpoint below that will help you recap. After your task is to chose an animal, draw the animal when it is a baby and then draw it again when it has grown up. Can you write some sentences to describe how the animal has changed? If you don’t have a printer you could use the template to make your own poster.

Monday 15th June

 

Good morning Year 2, welcome back to another week of at home learning. We hope that you are enjoying our new topic. Today you will find some maths, English, spelling and a PE task on our class page. Complete what you can and remember to email us any work that you get up to-we love looking at what you are learning!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

 

Today you will be counting the sides and vertices on 2D shapes. Watch the video lesson and have a go at the worksheet.

 

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

 

English

 

Follow the link to listen to the author Katie Cleminson tell the charming story of Otto The Book Bear on the Puffin Books website, and then try completing the short reading comprehension and an I Spy and Read phonics activity. At the end of the video you will find a guide of how to draw the characters from the story-why not have a go!

Puffin Storytime + Draw-along | Otto the Book Bear | Katie Cleminson

Spelling

 

Click on the powerpoint to see your spellings for this week. We will be learning some more homophones and some conjunctions. You have all used lots of conjuctions in your writing during your time in year 2 so might have some tricks to remember the spellings. After looking through the powerpoint, why not play hangman with someone in your house using your spelling words?

PE

 

Your PE challenge today is to relax and enjoy some yoga. During this yoga video you will meet some space heroes! 

Space Heroes Yoga!

Friday 12th June

Happy Friday everyone! Can you please ask the nice weather to come back?! Well done for working hard this week and having a go at some of your work packs or some of the activities we have posted online. We hope the weather changes over the weekend so you can enjoy some time outdoors with your family. Have a go at the maths, English and art we have posted today and as always, send us your photos/messages. It is spelling test day so ask your grown ups to test you and send us your scores. Good luck and have a lovely weekend everyone!

From Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

This week, BBC Bitesize have partnered with Premier League Primary Stars to bring you some football themed activities, videos and quizzes! Follow the link below for the Year 2 lesson. 

English

 

After learning about the story 'The Giant Jumperee' this week, your task today is to create your own version of the story-I have included a link to a zigzag book, you might print it out and fill it in, you could use the instructions to make your own zigzag book using a piece of A4 paper or you might just write your story on some paper or in a book that you have handy at home. Try and include all of the characters from the original story. Remember tow rite in full sentences, use exciting adjectives, maybe you could steal some vocabulary from the original story by Julia Donaldson. If you would like you could change the ending-it might be a different animal that has been hiding-let your imagination run wild! Once you have written your story why not send us some photographs so we can see all of your hard work!

Art

 

Have some fun today printing. Ask your grown up first if you have any spare fruit or vegetables around the house. Not only can you gain valuable cutting skills but you can be as creative as you like! Will you make a pattern or will you use the different fruit and vegetables to make a picture of something? It's your choice! No paint at home? No problem! Cut some fruit and veg up, draw around it and colour it in to make your picture or pattern. We can't wait to see your creations. Look at the photos below for some inspiration.

Thursday 11th June

Good morning Year 2! It's nearly the weekend! We hope you had a fun day yesterday. What did you get up to? Did you do something fun? Remember you can tell or show us by email - y2lhps@gatedu.org. Today we have some maths, English, spelling and PE. The weather hasn't been good this week so we thought we would get you moving with some dancing.

Have fun, stay safe and keep smiling!

From Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

English

 

Remind yourself of the story of 'The Giant Jumperee' that we listened to yesterday. Remind yourself of the characters, what happened at the beginning, middle and end of the story-you might like to watch the video again and listen to the story for a second time. Today your task is to use the writing frame below to think about what is happening to the characters within the story or each stage. Write in full sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, try and use adjectives and exciting vocabulary-you might be able to steal some words from the story!

Spelling

 

We hope you've been practising your spellings this week ready for your test tomorrow! Remember to make sure that you know the meaning of each homophone as it is important you know when to use the words e.g. Tom is won of my best friends.This is the wrong word-won and one are near homophones, Tom is one of my best friends. To test yourself on your spellings today see if you can use each word in a sentence, this will also help to check that you understand the meaning of the words. 

PE

Your task today is to choose your favourite Just Dance routine and dance around like no one's watching! Here is one of Miss Brown's favourite dances below. Spend 20 mins dancing to get your daily exercise and if it stops raining, why not get out for a walk or a bike ride with your family.

Timber - Just Dance 2014

Wednesday 10th June

 

Can you believe that it is the middle of the week already? Time is flying by! We hope you have all had a lovely week so far and have been working hard at home. Thank you to the children who sent us their scarecrows yesterday. We were very impressed. Today you have maths, English, spelling and Creative Curriculum. Do what you can and send us your pictures at y2lhps@gatedu.org.

Have fun and stay safe,

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

English

 

Follow the link to listen to 'The Giant Jumperee'  you might have this book by Julia Donaldson at home, if you do why not read along with Julia?

 

 

Puffin Storytime | The Giant Jumperee | Julia Donaldson

Use what you have heard in the story to answer these comprehension questions.

Spelling

 

Don't forget to look at your spellings if you get some time today. We have attached a word search with your spellings hidden-can you find them all?

Creative Curriculum

Look at the dishes from different countries around the world document below. Choose a dish to cut out and stick on your world map. Can you draw a line to connect the dish to the country where it comes from? If you don't have a printer at home, you could always write the name of the dish or draw a picture of it or both! There are lots of dishes from a country so you only have to choose one of those dishes. e.g. For mexico I might choose a burrito because it's my favourite!

Use Google maps or an atlas to help you if you get really stuck.

Tuesday 9th June

Happy Tuesday Year 2! We are sending a virtual high five to everyone that completed some of the work set yesterday. Thank you for sending us emails of what you have done. We love seeing them and you are all doing an awesome job! Today we have set maths, English and DT. Do what you can. We hope you have fun doing it and can't wait to see your photos. Have a good day everyone!

 

Stay safe and keep smiling,

From Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

English

 

Use the same link as yesterday to get to the eBook 'The Pizza Patch'. Today we will be reading pages 14-23. Remember to use the eye and pencil icon as you read and complete the challenges. 

 

Pesky Pets

 

  • Within this section of the book what words are used instead of ‘eating’? 

  • In what way are the 'perky pets' (bugs) helpful?

 

Time To Pick

 

  • On page 20 why does the author use exclamation marks for both sentences?

 

Pizza Party

 

  • At the very end of this section Charlotte tells us that there was a caterpillar on her pizza. How do you think a caterpillar got into the school kitchen?

 

Follow on task:

 

Choose any section from the book and re-write it as a numbered sequence (one sentence for each step or stage), using past tense verbs (action words-you might have thought about some of these during yesterdays English follow on activity).  Why not add illustrations like the writers do within 'The Pizza Patch' this will help someone reading your work understand your sequence. Give your work a heading and add labels or captions to your illustrations. Maybe once you are finished you could email your end result to us at y2lhps@gatedu.org-we would love to see what you have been working on.

 

Spelling

 

Remind yourself of our spellings this week using the powerpoint from yesterday, why not see how many different ways that you can write your words-rainbow letters, bubble writing, all capital letters, letters with dots on them, you might write your spellings in sand or paint your letters or you could even make the letters out of lego, building blocks or cubes-have fun!

Design and Technology

Todays activity is inspired by Jude from Y2B. Yesterday he sent us a photo of a family project he completed. He read the ebook Pizza Patch and saw that there was a scarecrow in the book so they made their own scarecrow using old materials they found around the house. They designed it to look like Emily from 'The Corpse Bride'. So your challenge today is to create or (if you can't make it) design your own scarecrow. Will you make one like your favourite character or will it be an original scarecrow? We can't wait to see your designs or creations! Take a photo and send it to us at y2lhps@gatedu.org. As an extension, we would like you to write instructions explaining how to make a scarecrow. Remember to give your instructions a title, a brief introduction, a bullet pointed list of equipment/materials and numbered steps in order. Be bossy! Use those imperative verbs we have learnt how to use - Get.... Cut....Use.... etc.

Monday 8th June

 

Good morning Year 2 and happy Monday! We hope you have had a lovely weekend and did some relaxing things with your family. What a shame that the weather has changed! Fingers crossed it gets better this week so we can spend some time outside in the sun. Today we have some maths, English, spelling and creative curriculum for you. Do what you can and don't forget to send your photos to y2lhps@gatedu.org.

Stay safe!

From Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths

We know that you have already learnt fractions so this is a revision today. Click the link to access the learning video:

 

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

English

Today we will be reading an Oxford Owls ebook, Follow the link and log in. The book that we are reading today is called The Pizza Patch. Read the book and answer the questions. There are links to videos and activities throughout the book so don't forget to click on the eye and pencil symbols.

Before reading the book

 

  • Look at the front cover and read the title.

  • What are the names of the vegetables in the illustration?

  • How do you think that these vegetables connect with a pizza?

  • What do you think the phrase ‘Pizza Patch’ means?

 

Today we are going to read pages 1-13 and answer some questions, tomorrow we will read the rest of the book. If you would like to read it all today-feel free!

 

Turn to the blurb of the book (the very back page) and see if your prediction about what a 'Pizza Patch' is was correct. 

 

Next, turn to the contents page. Can you read the headings, talk with someone at home about the types of things that we might find out about when we read each section. 

 

The Best Spot

(Pages 4 and 5)

 

  • Can you suggest other words or phrases with a similar meaning to the word 'sheltered'? 

  • Look at the labels on the garden plan on page 5. Why are these labels useful?

 

Watch Out Weeds

(Pages 6 and 7)

 

  • Look at the words in bold – weeds and compost. Can you find the words in the Glossary on p24?

 

The Pizza Patch

(Pages 8 and 9)

 

  • How does the text differ in the ‘Tips for making a pizza patch’ section?

 

From Flower To Fruit

(Pages 12-13)

 

  • Look at the explanation sequence on p12. Do you notice any other different ways that the information is presented on this page?

 

Follow on task

Look at the numbered sequence on p12. Can you change the 2 verbs from this sequence into the past tense? Remember a verb is a word used to describe an action. Once you have found the verbs and changed their tense why not send us an email to let us know that you have found them!

 

Spelling

Click on the powerpoint to see your spellings for this week. We will be learning some more near homophones. Can you remember what a homophone is thinking back to last weeks spellings? homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. After looking through the powerpoint, why not play hangman with someone in your house using your spelling words?

Creative Curriculum

Does all of our food come from a supermarket? No, that is just where we buy it from. Click on the Powerpoint link and read through the slides to find out where food comes from. Then sort the foods - are they from plants or do they come from animals? If that is too easy, add some more foods to the list. You can draw them or write the name of them. Maybe there is a food there that has surprised you. See if you can find out more. Use Youtube and Google to see how it is made.

Friday 5th June

 

Good morning Year 2 and happy Friday! Here we are at the end of another week of home schooling. We hope that you have enjoyed this first week of our new half term of learning and that you are all safe and well. Today's jobs are Maths, English and Art. Have a go at what you can. We hope you all have a lovely weekend, relax and we will see you all back here on Monday!

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke 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.

Reading

Today is Read for Fun Friday! Reading is important to help us learn more. Today read your favourite stories for fun. Send us your photos of you reading. It might be somewhere funny. It could be somewhere strange. It could be you just relaxing and reading. Why not visit Seven Stories website and listen to a story or visit your favourite author's website and see if there are any activities there. Have fun!

 

Writing

Yesterday you read an ebook called Tasty Travels. In the book Gregg took us to countries around the world to show us the foods you can eat there. Your task today is to add another page to his book. What country will you choose? Maybe it is a country you have been to before or maybe it is a country you would like to visit. Maybe it is food that you have eaten from that country like chinese or mexican food. Write a short paragraph about the traditional foods from that country. You might even want to include a recipe for one of them or pictures. Be creative. You might need to do some research first so Google it. We are looking forward to seeing what you create.

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

 

Linking to our topic of Masterchef this half term in Art we will be learning about the still life art. For our first lesson we are going to look at a paining by the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh is a very famous artist who was born in 1853 in the Netherlands and is known for his watercolour and oil paintings. 

 

 

This is one of Van Gogh's famous still life paintings called 'Lemons on a plate' This week for your art lesson your challenge is to recreate your own still life image using 'Lemons on a plate' as your inspiration. You might choose to use lemons like Van Gogh or you may choose any other fruits or vegetables that you have at home. Arrange your still life items in an interesting way and then start working to capture your image. You might draw your items with pencil and colour it in, you might paint it or you could even take a photograph of your still life arrangement. Let us see your end results! We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thursday 4th June

 

Good morning Year 2, we hope that you are enjoying your online learning so far this week-we have loved talking to some of you and reading some of the things that you have been getting up to at home, don't forget to send us an email with anything exciting that you get up to at y2lhps@gatedu.org. Today you have some Maths, English and Creative Curriculum jobs. Have a go and see if you can learn something new today!

 

Stay safe, Miss Brown and Mrs Locke xx

Maths

 

Today for your maths challenge you will be learning about odd and even numbers. Watch the lesson and then have a go at answering the task questions. 

English -

Today we have another online ebook for you to read. Follow the link to Oxford Owls ebooks and log in. It is called Tasty Travels. Read the book and answer the questions. There are links to videos and activities throughout the book so don't forget to click on the eye and pencil symbols.

Before reading the book:

  • Is it fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
  • What do you think the book will be about?
  • Do you need to read the book in order? Why?

 

Introduction:

  • What competition did Glenn win?
  • Where is Glenn from?
  • Who taught Glenn how to bake?

 

France:

  • What did Glenn buy on the way home from the beach?
  • What was Glenn’s special treat?
  • What does fruit contain?
  • Some words are in bold which makes them stand out. Why do you think they stand out?
  • Use the glossary to find out about new vocabulary.
  • What type of writing is on pages 8 and 9?
  • Tell your grown up a food facts that you have read.

 

Spain:

  • Which area did Glenn live in?
  • Why does Spanish food change through the year?
  • What is eaten in summer and what in winter?
  • Why should we eat plenty of fruits and vegetables?

 

India:

  • What age was Glenn when he travelled around India?
  • What does he remember about the train stations?
  • What vegetable snacks did Glenn enjoy eating?
  • In India, lots of people are vegetarians. What does this mean?
  • Why do our bodies need protein?

 

The rest of the book:

  • What ingredients do I need to make scones?
  • In which country would I eat goat curry or jerk chicken?
  • What traditional dish from Australia is now eaten all over the world?
  • What is plantain?
  • Why should I not eat too much sugar?

 

Use the glossary to find the meaning of these words:

  • Region
  • Clotted cream
  • Simmer
  • Gluten-free

 

 

Follow on activity -

Why not have a go at one of the recipes from the book. Miss Brown made the lentil dhal for lunch and it was delicious! Remember to ask your grown up first.

Spelling

We hope you've been practising your spellings this week ready for your test tomorrow! Practise your spellings again using bubble writing and have a go at the word search. Make sure you know the meaning of each homophone as it is important you know when to use the words e.g. I didn't go to the beach and play in the see!! That see is what you do with your eyes, it should have been the sea!

Creative Curriculum

 

Following our learning earlier on in the week where we looked at the continents of the world, today we are going to learn a little bit about foods that are grown and produced within different continents. Use the link below to go to the origin of crops website. On the website you will be able to find an interactive world map that shows where different foods are grown. Can you draw your own world map and write some of the foods that are grown in each continent? Maybe you could write a list of foods from each continent? Or even write a list of some of the foods that you like to eat and write the continent that this food is grown in. Have fun learning about where some of our food comes from.

 

https://blog.ciat.cgiar.org/origin-of-crops/

Wednesday 3rd June 

 

Hello again year 2! Today we have some Maths, English and Science jobs for you-complete what you can and enjoy sharing what you learn with the people at home with you.

 

See you back here tomorrow! 

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

Maths

 

Follow the link below to find the WhiteRose maths task for today. You will be using your timetable and sharing skills today to group items. Remember you can use items at home to help with your working.

English -

Follow the same link as yesterday to the story Stinky Street. Read chapters 3 and 4 and answer the questions below:

 

Chapter 3:

  • Do you think Franklin was telling the truth about the factory being open on a Saturday? Prove it.
  • What pranks did Franklin do on Mr Braggs?
  • Why do you think he did these things?

 

Chapter 4:

  • Why do you think Franklin’s mum said “Fancy getting an old lady mixed up in this”?
  • What adjective does the author use to describe Mr Braggs? (page25)
  • Franklin’s mum went pale because of the low price. Do you think she should sell the house for a low price? Why?
  • Do you think Franklin really walked to Scotland?
  • Why was Franklin’s mum dancing around with pants on her head?

 

After reading the story:

  • Do you think everyone got what they deserved at the end of the story?
  • Which of the characters would have been the most happy at the end of the story?
  • Did you like the story?

 

Follow on Activity -

Write a short advertisement to sell where you live. You have to persuade me to buy it. You might say things like it has the biggest garden in the street; It is a wonderful flat that has breathtaking views over the gorgeous park; It has a lot of space and it is beautifully decorated etc. Don't worry, you're not really selling it! As always use perfect punctuation and include adjectives to make expanded noun phrases.  

Science

 

This half term during our science lessons we will be learning about animals-including humans. Take a look at the information below and see if you can answer some of the questions. There is a task at the end-if you would like you can draw or talk about your own life cycle.

Tuesday 2nd June

 

Good Morning Year 2! We hope you are all well and enjoying the start to this new half term. We have some lovely tasks to get your brains working today-Maths, English and Creative Curriculum, remember do what you can and send any photos or emails to us at y2lhps@gatedu.org so that we can see the great things that you are getting up to at home! 

 

Stay safe,

 

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

Maths

Follow the link to Whiterose maths. Today you will be learning about making equal groups by sharing. You might be able to share items at home with people in you're family!

English

Follow the link to Oxford Owls ebooks. Log in if you have already made a username and password. If you haven't, it is free to register and only takes 2 minutes! There is a lovely Winnie the witch book during lockdown which is a good read. Why not read it to someone in your house for fun?

 

The chosen book today is called Stinky Street. Before reading, look at the front cover and answer the 'before reading' questions. Then read chapter 1 and 2 and answer the questions about each chapter. We will be reading the rest tomorrow but if you want to find out what happens you can read it all today. We will post the other questions tomorrow morning.

Before reading the book:

  • Is it fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
  • What do you think the story will be about?
  • Do you think the boy likes to live on stinky street?
  • Would you like to live on stinky street?

 

Chapter 1:

  • (Read page 3) What do you think Franklin’s problem might be?
  • (Read up to page 11) Why did Franklin love living on Stanley street?
  • Why did Franklin’s parents want to move?
  • Why do you think Mrs Cox said she was wobbly?
  •  What day did Mr Bragg visit the house?
  • How would you describe Mr Bragg from what the author has told you?

 

Chapter 2:

  • What do you think Franklin’s plan is?

Follow on Activity -

Describe your dream street. What would be there? What would your house be like? Would you have a swimming pool in your house? Or would it be a tree top house in a beautiful forest with your friends also in tree houses so you could swing to see  them? Or is it where you live now? Don't forget to tell us why it is or would be your dream street. You can even draw a picture to show us what it would look like. Think of your favourite things and include them in your street...You might love ice cream so there would have to be an ice cream shop in your street that gives out free ice cream on a Saturday if there is ice cream left over! Yum! I think I would like to live there. Make sure your description includes lots of appropriate adjectives (don't describe the ice cream shop as hot!) and your sentences must have full stops and capital letters. We can't wait to hear about your dream street.

Creative curriculum

This half term our topic is 'Masterchef' during our creative curriculum lessons we will be learning about foods from around the world. For our first lesson I would like you to remind yourself a little about continents. Use the slides below to help remind yourself of some key vocabulary, look at some maps and use the questions test your knowledge.

 You can use this song to help you remember the names of the 7 continents. Today why not make a list of the continents in order from largest to smallest? Test your family to see if they can name the continents and tell you a fact about each. You might have an atlas at home or some books with facts about the world, maybe you could do some of your own research about the 7 continents and email some information to us!

Seven Continents Song

Monday 1st June

 

Good morning Year 2. We hope you had a lovely half term holiday in the sun and are now ready to get back to work. Can you believe that this is our last half term before the summer? If we were back at school our new topic would be Masterchef so get ready to explore foods from around the world and do some cooking! Have a go at some of the activities posted today and don't forget to email your photos to y2lhps@gatedu.org so we can see how hard you are working. Have fun and stay safe.

Miss Brown and Mrs Locke x

 

Maths - Follow the link to Whiterose maths. Today you will be learning about the tentimes table. As you have previously, 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/

English

Read the story The Magic Porridge Pot. It is not very exciting is it? How could you improve the story? Could you add a twist? Could you add a new character? Could you add a hero? Retell the story of The Magic Porridge Pot but make it more exciting. We can't wait to read your improved stories. Don't forget to use punctuation, exciting vocabulary and story language.

Spelling

Click on the powerpoint to see your spellings for this week. They are near homophones. This means that they sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. After looking through the powerpoint, have a go at the matching activity. Why not play hangman with someone in your house using your spelling words.

 

P.E- The Floor is LAVA!

 

Cut out some shapes of cardboard and lay them out in a space indoors or outdoors. Start from one side and try and work your way to the other without touching the floor-only using your stepping stones. Too easy? Move your stepping stones further away from each other. Don't have any cardboard at home-you can create your own stepping stones using something safe that you can step on. How far can you travel without falling in the 'lava'?

 

 

 

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 a message 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

A very special message from some Year 2 children

Still image for this video

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

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.

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.

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...

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?

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!

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.
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!

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.

or

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!
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? 

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.

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

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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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

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.

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

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!

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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