Welcome to Year 2’s Learning at Home page.

Please continue to check this web-page so that you can support your child with their learning at home. You will find:

  • Homework Learning Grid
  • Links to educational sites, activities and games
  • Daily reader reminders including tasks/challenges
  • Activities to support phonics, spellings & Maths KIRFs
  • Any other tasks to support your child’s learning

Stay Safe Online!

Whilst you are learning at home, you will be online more than usual over the next few weeks so it is important that you remember to stay safe online. Remember to STOP, BLOCK & TELL an adult if you see or hear something online that worries you.

Home Activity Packs for children aged 5-7 from thinkuknow

Reward Chart thinkuknow – Activity Sheet 1  thinkuknow – Activity Sheet 2  thinkuknow – Activity Sheet 3

Children

Online Homework Platforms:

Click on the pictures below to access your homework online platforms (Mathletics, Spelling Shed & Nessy).

Year 2’s Homework Grids

Please complete the open-ended tasks from the Homework Grids below to support your learning in our topics in Year 2. Please upload any work you complete to Showbie to receive feedback. We would love to see any work you complete – this could be photos or videos too! 

Homework Grid 1 Homework Grid 2 Homework Grid 3 Homework Grid 4 Homework Grid 5 Homework Grid 6

Active Learning Grids

Try some of these activities from our Active Learning Grids to keep you physically active at home! If you would like to, you could capture these through photos or videos and upload them to Showbie. We would love to see what you get up to and how you are staying active!

Active Learning Grid 1 w/c 20th April Active Learning Grid 2 w/c 27th April Active Learning Grid 3 w/c 4th May Physically Active Grid – w/c 11th May Physically Active Grid w/c 18th May Active Learning Grid w/c 1st June

Set: 1st June

Week 11 – W/C 1st June 2020

Welcome back Year 2 to Summer Term 2! We hope you all had a wonderful half term and enjoyed a break in the sunshine.

In the Hemming house, we took advantage of the sunshine and had lots of adventures outdoors! We decided to take a trip to Kirkstall Abbey which was nice and quiet and our boys had lots of fun exploring the ruins. We also ordered a new paddling pool which has stayed up in our garden all week! We have all enjoyed a splash in it over the week! This week we also enjoyed lots of family cooking and baking, and creating leaf men which was Hugo’s home learning! We would love to see what you got up to in the half term holiday! Send us your holiday updates on Showbie!

We would like to start by saying a BIG thank you to all of you for your hard work and dedication last half term! Although we have been apart from school, we have enjoyed sharing your learning at home journey with you, and we are so proud of all your achievements. We have 7 weeks left in Year 2, and we are looking forward to seeing you grow and reach your end of year goals in our care. We will be here for you over the next 7 weeks, and if you need anything at all, you know where we are!

Before half term, you blew us away with the effort that you put into PHSE week. You took the time to reflect, and shared some of your wonderful activities with us and here are just a few of our highlights!

We enjoyed reading Carlo’s recipe and seeing his outstanding writing. He is making so much progress in his writing and we can’t wait to see it in real life!

Erika blasted her way through all the online learning for our PHSE week. She blew us a way with her retell of Jonah and the Whale, it was lovely to hear her retelling the story and making the props to tell the story! Thank you for sharing all your amazing work with us Erika!

Orla really thought about the message of being kind last week. She shared with us lots of different things she did throughout the week to shed kindness to her family. We really liked that you phoned your grandad to check he was ok, and also hoovered the living room! You can have a job here any time to help with our house work! Thank you for being so kind to everyone, this such a lovely quality to have.

We also enjoyed reading Rufus’s Lockdown diary this week about what he has been getting up too! Sounds like you have been having a great time in your time at home, and also super handwriting too!

It was also lovely to see that Maddie continued with some of our Olympic work this week. She wrote to Laura Weightman to help her with her newspaper report. Laura said she might write to you all! So, watch this space! Here is a picture of her to inspire some of you to do more research and work on the Olympics….

Last week, we asked you to think about topics that you would like to learn about over the next half term. We have had a few ideas come in so far, keep them coming in as we have 7 weeks this half term! This week, our learning is based on Carlo’s ideas! He wants to learn about Castles, knights and Lego! So, we hope you all enjoy some of these activities at home!

As well as our challenges, we have also had a look at the BBC bitesize lessons. They are great so have a go at some of the lessons this week and see how you get on. Here is the link to help you get onto the website!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If you have any questions, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a great week Year 2!  Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

P.S. We hope you enjoy our Happy Compilation!!

RE

This week we would like you to read a new Bible story. You can find the story in your Bibles at home or on the internet.
Our Bible story this week – Jesus Calms the storm

Your task –

When you have completed your task please share it with us on Showbie!

Puppets for your story Journal writing template Jesuus calms the storm- story sequencing

We would also like you to take some time to think about the importance of Pentecost and what it means to you as a family. As we can’t be together in class to talk about and experience the significance of Pentecost, you can watch Canon Nunan on the St Joseph’s Church website deliver his Mass.

Here are a few resources that you might like to complete this week to celebrate and learn about Pentecost. If you do the story sequencing first, this will help you with the other activities.

Pentecost story ordering Pentecost- unscramble the words Make a windmill Wordsearch Pentecost Reading challenge

PE

Your first challenge this week is to get creative in your garden or on your daily exercise! We would like you to create a maze! You will need to get creative with the resources you use! When you have completed the maze, we would like you to choose someone in your family and take on the role of a knight and dragon and get navigate your way around your maze! We look forward to hearing about you getting lost in your mazes!

Create a maze challenge

This week we would like you to continue to be as active as you can be. Hopefully the weather will be nice and you can spend time in your garden keeping your bodies and minds fit and healthy. Please check out our new active grid to complete some of the activities!

We would like you to continue to look at and use #ThisisPE

There are some fantastic ideas, and lots of the activities use equipment that you can find around the house. We hope you have fun trying out some new activities! We will be trying some out in our houses too!

#ThisIsPE

#thisisPE Website #thisisPE Youtube Channel

 

Maths

For Maths this week, we thought you could write some Maths word problems based on our topic for a friend or someone in your house to solve. E.g. The queen had 20 cakes and the king ate 14. How many were left? 20 – 14 =

Maybe you could complete some using column addition?

The dragon laid 17 eggs one month and 12 the next. How many eggs did she lay in total?

We have written some multiplication word problems, take a look below. Can you solve these and then make your own?

Maths Word Problems

Please check out the BBC Bitesize website for daily lessons and challenges.

BBC Bitesize – Year 2

 

Reading 

We would like you to start this week off by reading around the subject of castles. You can use a selection of books, or maybe some free online books.
When you have read around the subject, fill out your reading around the subject paper!

Reading around the subject

How about trying this reading comprehension about castles? You could start of with an easy one and then get onto the harder challenge! It will help you with your writing and History challenge this week!

Castle reading challenge

This week, we would like you to try a variety of new books. As libraries are closed, we have researched a few places that are offering online books for free. Have a try at some of these websites over the next few weeks. Let us know how you find them, and send some of your book recommendations in to us so we can share them with Year 2!

Here are a few websites for you to try-

Oxford Owls The Booktrust Readon- free online books

We would also like you to continue reading lots of books over the week. We really enjoy hearing about the variety of books that you are all reading. Please continue to add book reviews to Showbie so we can share good books between Year 2.

This week’s recommendations –
Emily recommends – The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Erika recommends – The Twits by Roald Dahl
Joseph R recommends – The Minpins by Roald Dahl

Book review

Writing

This week we would like your writing to link Castles! Before you do any writing, we would like you to make sure you have done your reading around the subject on castles. Explore lots of websites, or find free online books and see what you can find!

When you have researched Castles, we would like you to have a go at this challenge:

Use all your writing skills that you have learnt this year. Blow us away with your amazing writing. Here are some resources that might be helpful for you when you write your story! Enjoy being authors this week!

Story planner How to write a good story Descrptive words Conjunctions Writing paper

History

This week your History challenges are linked to Castles. Before you complete the activities, we would like you to take a look at these websites where you can take a virtual tour of their castle! Also, if you live near Spofforth you could take a walk there and explore the ruins! It’s a great spot and you will find out lots about the history of castles!

Here are some virtual castle tours you might like to try –

Windsor castle tour Edinburgh Castle tour Blarney Castle tour Spofforth Castle information

When you have explored the castles, we would like you to have a go at these activities! We hope you enjoy learning about castles!

We would like you to present your research on castles in an interesting way. Here are some ideas that you might like to try:
• Leaflet advertising a castle
• Create a non-fiction book on castles
• Spider diagram
• Cartoon strip

Please share all your super work with us on Showbie! We are looking forward to seeing you dive into your learning about castles!

Leaflet template Label a Knight Label a Castle Writing paper Facts about Castles Design your own castle Castles and Knights Key words

DT

Can you make some turrets out of toilet rolls or with some objects you can find at home? Take a look at some of these pictures for inspiration. Please send us your pictures on Showbie. If you want to build a whole castle out of objects you have at home, go for it!

Science

Fancy completing some small experiments at home? There are some wonderful ideas for Science and Design Technology activities from the James Dyson Foundation. The engineers at Dyson, who make vacuum cleaners, have created these challenge cards. Take a look and remember to ask an adult to help you…

James Dyson Foundation – Challenge Cards

You could try the dancing raisins experiment on page 39 or cleaning pennies on page 20. Have fun!

Art

For Art this week we would like you to draw or paint a picture of:

  • A castle,
  • Some kings or queens,
  • A princess or a prince,
  • Or all of the above.

Take a look at this website, it shows you how to draw a medieval castle:

Draw a Castle

There are some great colouring sheets for castles too. Check these out.

Coat of Arms

Colouring Sheets

Today in the Hemming house we have been trying to do your home learning! We started the morning by building a castle out of bricks, then we looked for a video tutorial on how to draw a castle! Here are our first attempts! Please have a go and see if you can create your own castle! Our castle is new home for Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk as that’s our story of the week! Share your creations with us on Showbie! Happy building and drawing!

Here are the videos we used-

How to draw a castle How to draw the Disney castle

 

SPAG

This week, we would like you to use everything you have learnt over the last half term on your common exception words and complete these challenges:

SPAG challenges

Can you put any of the words you learn into sentences thinking about your writing targets?

MFL

This week we will be learning some Spanish in the Hemming house! We like this video as a starting point! Try it and see what you think! Send us some of your  Spanish words on Showbie!

Supermovers- Learning Spanish

It will keep you active as you learn too! Something we love to do in Year 2!

Music

Could you be a court jester? Maybe you could perform tricks or create some fun, interesting music to entertain the king and his court in their castle. Entertain us with your tricks on Showbie.

Keep smiling, we miss you all so much and hopefully we will be reunited soon!

Have a great week Year 2!

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 9 – W/C 18th May 2020

To start, we thought we would send you a picture of a very happy time for Mrs LB and Mrs Hemming. Our picture on Showbie is a special one, a few years ago we completed a Midnight Walk for St Gemma’s Hospice with Mrs Duggan and Mrs Hughes. We had our faces painted with butterflies and we walked miles during the night to raise money for a very special charity. At the end of the walk we picked up our medals. This picture reminds us of a very happy time!

It has been lovely to speak to you all this week on the phone and find out what you have been up too. We are missing you all so much, and we think you are all doing an amazing job at home with your home learning.

First, we would like to say a big Happy Birthday to Archie and Joseph R! They both celebrated their Lockdown birthdays this week. Archie enjoyed playing on his new bike and Joseph had the most wonderful chocolate cake made by his brothers! We hope you both had great birthdays!

We really enjoyed all your VE day work. Joseph R shared a fantastic word presentation of how he celebrated the day. Your baking looked fantastic again Joseph!

Casper produced the most amazing questions to Mrs LB’s brother. We are so impressed about the thought you put into your questions and we are glad you enjoyed reading Matthew’s responses. This really kept us smiling this week.

Please continue to look at our shout out page to see all the fantastic work you are doing at home, and to check out your friends work!

PSHE Themed Week

This week our theme is going to look a little bit different. We are going to be thinking about looking after our bodies this week and doing a variety of activities to help us keep our bodies and minds healthy. We hope you enjoy this week and we are looking forward to hearing about how you have found this week.

Here is something extra special to mark the beginning of our themed week.

Throughout the week we would like you to take some time to check out the new Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) page, which includes a broad range of fun and interesting activities and offers resources to help children deal with situations they find stressful, how to regulate their feelings and build resilience.

We would also like you to ask your children to look at this Virtues calendar.
This provides a month worth of opportunities/ ideas to build children’s virtues such as character, resilience, gratitude and neighbourliness. The ideas are simple, doable and encourage us to be kind on ourselves and others at this difficult time.

Calendar

Please ask children to choose 5 from the menu – which is one each day and they might like to choose the same or different ones to their siblings.

We would like you to start the week off by having a look at these 5-minute activity cards. We would like you to choose a few a day and find 5 minutes to yourself to complete a challenge.

5 minute activities

Try to complete the activity in a different place each day!

These are also lovely ideas that you might like to use during the week. We will be trying out a few of the ideas! We have enjoyed starting a play list already and we will keep adding to it over the week. We hope you can enjoy some of the activities as a family. Share any of your ideas and activities with us on Showbie!

This week, some of the activities may get your children asking questions about some of their emotions and ask different questions that you might be surprised to hear. If you would like any support or guidance, or your child would like a chat with myself or Mrs LB, drop us a message on Showbie and we are more than happy to help.

We are really looking forward to this week, and taking some time to think about keeping our bodies and brains healthy.

 

As well as our challenges, we have also had a look at the BBC bitesize lessons. They are great so have a go at some of the lessons this week and see how you get on. Here is the link to help you get onto the website!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If you have any questions, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a great week Year 2!  Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

E-Safety

This week please remind your child of the “STOP, BLOCK, TELL” message that you shared with your child when we started learning at home.

Here were the key top tips we learned for staying safe online:

  • Keep your personal information safe and private (don’t share it with anyone).
  • People online are not always who they say they are (don’t become friends with someone online that you haven’t met before in real life and never meet up with anyone you speak to online).
  • Ask before you share – think carefully about the photos you post on the internet. You need to have permission before you post photos of other people online.
  • Think carefully about the words you use on the internet.
  • If you see something you feel uncomfortable with, STOP, BLOCK AND TELL! 
  • Always speak to a trusted adult.

Year 2 – Can you make an E-Safety poster and display it somewhere in your home? You could make this on a computer if you have one at home, with some pens, pencils and some paper, or be creative and use any tools or equipment you may have at home. We will look forward to seeing your posters on Showbie.

RE

This week we would like you to continue to use some of our Mary resources to help you in your prayers at home and remembering our Lady this month.
We would like you to continue to take some time to pray using your Rosary, maybe you could make a new prayer area in your house to help you with your quiet prayer and reflection time.

You can use this video below to help you revisit the Rosary, I have enjoyed watching the video to support me in using the Rosary, hope it helps you too.
Here are some nice resources that you might like to use during the month of May, remembering our Mary, mother of God.

Praying the Rosary

Here are some nice resources that you might like to use during the month of May, remembering our Mary, mother of God.

When I think of Mary- wonder activity Mary wordsearch Mary stained glass window Mary- altar colouring page Our lady prayer book

We would also like you to try some of these activities. We are enjoying some of them in our house and hope you can enjoy them too. Keeps our minds and bodies fit and healthy!

Over the next few weeks our RE learning is going to focus on learning a variety of Bible stories. We would like you to read the story in your Bibles at home or looking at Youtube videos of the story. When you have read the story, we would like you to complete our activities. We hope you enjoy learning different bible stories over the next few weeks. Please check out on Showbie, me reading Jonah and the Whale this week!

Story sequencing

Puppet show

When you have completed your work, share it with us on Showbie!

Gratitude

This week, as a family we would like you to have a think about how you can add new ways to be grateful for the things around us. In these uncertain times, its sometimes hard to forget about the positive things in our lives but it’s nice to take a step back and say thank you. In the Hemming house this is something we have really tried to focus on over the past few weeks. Before bed, after our prayer we all try and say one thing we are thankful for in the day. It has taken a bit of practise, but it’s now such a lovely part of the day and something we all look forward too.

Here are some other ideas that you might like to add in your houses over the next week –
• Thankful jar
• Gratitude journal
• Making a collage of all the things you are grateful for
• Sending a thank you post card to someone
• Send thankful hearts to people

Photography Challenge

This week we would like you to take on our photography challenge. Whilst you are in your house, garden or on your daily exercise we would like you to take pictures of things that make you happy or things that you are grateful for. We would like you to share your photos with us on Showbie so you can brighten up our days next week too. We have added a few top tips on how to take a good photo below! Check out the YouTube video before you get snapping!

Here are some of our pictures that we have taken over the week that have made us smile and feel grateful for everything that we have. We will share pictures with you throughout the week too to keep you all smiling! Happy snapping!

How to use the rule of 3rds in taking photos Photo tips for children

PE

This week we would like you to continue to be as active as you can be. Hopefully the weather will be nice and you can spend time in your garden keeping your bodies and minds fit and healthy. Lots of our activities this week can be done outside so have a try and see how you get on.

We would like you to check out Mr Cooper’s message to you this week. He has some great challenges for you to do. Myself and Mrs LB will be attempting his challenges too! Let’s see who is the most successful!

Super Mr Cooper active story

This week, we would like you to take some time to do some Cosmic Yoga this week. Yoga is a great activity to refocus your bodies and have some time to yourself. I like to do it on a morning before the children wake up, it’s a great start to the day. William tried a bit of Cosmic Yoga last week so he inspired us to share the activity again for you all.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

You can also carry on your mini Olympics task this week to keep you all fit and healthy. Maddie sent us some fantastic Olympic events at the start of the week and had all her family joining in! We are looking forward to seeing more of you taking on your own mini Olympics this week. Here is a reminder of the task –

For your mini Olympics you will need to create the following things –
• team name
• team flag
• time table of events
• score sheets
• medals
• music – can you create your own Olympic sound track?

You may want to add other things to your mini Olympics! The above are just some ideas.

Here is Mrs Hemming and Hugo trying out some Olympic challenges! No laughing please!

Mrs H daily exercise 

Daily exercise with Mrs H

We look forward to hearing about your mini Olympics at home! Please share your pictures and ideas with us on Showbie!

We would really like you to start trying out these new resources that will help you with your physical activity linked to the National Curriculum. There are some fantastic ideas, and lots of the activities use equipment that you can find around the house. We hope you have fun trying out some new activities! We will be trying some out in our houses too!

#ThisIsPE

#thisisPE Website #thisisPE Youtube Channel

Maths

This week our maths challenge is all about getting outside and working on some of the maths skills we have been learning over the year in Year 2.
The first thing we would like you to try this week is these active maths outdoor activities –

Taking maths outside

When you have completed the outdoor challenges have a go at these Emoij maths questions. It involves using your colouring skills too so hope you enjoy some peace and quiet and switch off into maths emoji land!

Emoji multiplication Emoji addition and subtraction

We have been blown away by how hard you are all working on your times tables at home. These are really important skills that you will need throughout your life.
We will up the challenge, at the request of a few of you on the phone this week and see if you can learn your eight times table! This is really hard but I’m sure you are up for the challenge!

Don’t worry if you don’t want to do this, please just work on your 3x and 4x times tables. Its best to work hard and know the division facts for each time table before moving on to the harder times tables. Try and get active outside whilst you are learning your times tables. Ellie-Mae, learnt her four times table on her trampoline was our favourite this week!

Here are some resources to help you –

8 times table booklet

We would like you to go on Mathletics at least 3 times this week. We will add new tasks linked to our challenges.

Please check out the BBC Bitesize website for daily lessons and challenges.

BBC Bitesize – Year 2

Reading 

This week we feel that reading is such an important part of keeping your brain busy and active. It’s been so lovely to hear that so many of you are enjoying new books and taking on challenges to read books that are harder than when you left us a few weeks ago. This makes us so happy and we are really proud of you all.

This week we would like you to think of a new place to read one of your favourite books. We really liked Joe CH den this week, a perfect spot for reading a book! Myself and Mrs LB will be looking for new places to read books to the boys. We will share our ideas with you on Showbie throughout the week.

We would like you to have a go at some of these 5 minute reads to this week. We hope you enjoy doing them.

T-Rex 5 minute read Dinosaur Egg Reading

After speaking to lots of you on the phone this week, many of you are enjoying reading Roald Dahl books. We would really like you to try this quiz and see how you get on!

Roald Dahl Quiz

We would also like you to continue reading lots of books over the week. We really enjoy hearing about the variety of books that you are all reading. Please continue to add book reviews to Showbie so we can share good books between Year 2.

This week’s recommendations –

Joseph R recommends – The Minpins by Roald Dahl
Erika recommends – The Twits  by Roald Dahl
Jack recommends – War Boy by Michael Foreman
William recommends – The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson

Writing

Last week we really enjoyed reading some of your newspaper articles about the London Olympics. This week we would like you to use the skills you learnt last week during writing your newspaper articles and transfer them to this week’s task.

This week we would like you to be journalists. We would like you to research happy news that is around in the world right now. When you have researched some happy news, we would like you to report the news on one of our templates. Last week in school with the key worker children we tried this activity. Here is a picture of ours so you can have some inspiration for yours:

Newspaper template 1 Newspaper planning support

We would also like you to do a weekly journal thinking about how you are feeling each day and what you have been doing. This is personal to you and you don’t have to share it with anyone. In the Hemming house we have been doing a daily dairy and its really helped us reflect on the day and think about our feelings. We hope you enjoy this activity too.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

History

This week we would like you to start to think about the history you are making right now during these times away from school. We have found two activities that will help you think about yourself in the future and we would also like you to try some of our time capsule work.

You can adapt the activities to your choice! Maybe you could put your favourite piece of music on while you are completing these tasks?

Time Capsule activity Letter to my future self

DT

This week we would like you to get your hands active and enjoy some playdough play. Playdough is a great activity where your brain can switch off and you can get creative! Shelby inspired us for this activity after talking to her about what she has enjoyed doing at home over the past few weeks!

We have linked our challenges to London, but feel free to make anything you want out of playdough. You could even check out one of my favourite activities, taking you back to your Reception days – dough disco!

GFL playdough mat Olympic playdough mat Playdough recipie Dough Disco

Science

This week we would like you to explore your gardens or different habitats on your daily exercise and see what creatures you can find. When you have found different creatures and habitats, we would like you to create a poster to tell us all about what you have found.

Then, we would like you to have a go at making a mini beast bug hotel! This will keep you super busy, and it will also help you enjoy been outdoors and keeping your minds and bodies super healthy!

Mini beast hotel activity

Art

This week we have found some mindfulness colouring that we thought you might like to try. I have done a lot of this before bed as it’s a nice way to switch off from the world. It’s also nice to listen to music, or go out in the garden and listen to the birds whilst you are colouring.

Have a go at these ones – we hope you enjoy this activity!

Key worker colouring Words of encouragement colouring

How about drawing five things that make you happy?
Here is a template to help you:

Draw 5 things that make you happy

Have fun being artists!

SPAG

Can you play this game to work on your spellings this week?

Common Exception words game

Can you put any of the words you learn into sentences thinking about your writing targets?

Try out this SPAG mat this week –

Spag mat 5

MFL

It has been nice to hear that so many of you are enjoying learning about the world you live in and other people’s cultures. This week we have had a look for some videos that can help you learn a variety of things in French, including birds, bugs and beasts which links to our science this week.

French website

Keep us posted on how you find the activities! We would love to hear some of you speaking in a different language!

Music

Music is such a wonderful activity to do and enjoy and we hope you have all had chance to listen to music and create your own music over the past few weeks.
It has been great to hear Shelby and Harry McStay have been working really hard on learning to play the piano over the past few weeks. We would love to hear from anyone else who is enjoying learning to play a musical instrument.

This week we would like you to put on a piece of music, find a quiet spot and have a go at these cards. We hope you enjoy them and you can share them with the rest of your family too!

Mindfulness cards

Then we would like you to create your own relaxing sound track. Choose a selection of relaxing songs, write them down and then play them on repeat while you are doing your activities this week.

We would also like you to put on your favourite songs and just DANCE! This is the best way to forget about everything and keep fit at the same time! Here are a few of our favourite songs that you might like to try! We are looking forward to hearing about your song choices this week!

George Ezra-shotgun Pharrell- Happy

Remember to share all your fantastic work with us on Showbie this week.

We hope you have a great PSHE week.

Keep smiling, we miss you all so much and hopefully we will be reunited soon!

Have a great week Year 2!

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 8 – W/C 11th May 2020

Thank you for your fantastic effort in your home learning this week. We are really proud of the effort you are putting into the challenges we set.

This week we were really impressed by Maddie’s robot Lucy. She took on the challenge to create a robot using things around her house and she did a great job! We hope you don’t loose too much treasure inside her!

Also, this week we really enjoyed seeing Jack create a circuit using hot wires and practicing Morse Code. Such a great idea and one that could inspire others to try at home.

This week Carlo has really wowed us with his amazing handwriting, He is working really hard on joining his letters and fantastic spellings. We are so proud of him and can’t wait to see him showing off his writing skills when we are back together.

It was also great to see the progress Joseph CH is making in his writing and spelling. He sent us a great write up of the smoothies he has been making and his science experiment! Keep up the super writing and sharing it with us!

At the start of the week, Erika blew us away with her outstanding Great Fire of London house. Her plan was so detailed, and her final design was brilliant. Hopefully it stays in one piece and doesn’t go up in flames like in the GFL!

Alfred was the first person to send us a picture of his Picasso picture. It was such a great copy of one his pictures! You are a super artist Alfred!
It was great to hear that two of our children have learnt a new skill this week.

We really enjoyed watching Alex learn to ride her bike without stabilisers. We are so proud of all your hard work and dedication learning this skill. William also learnt how to play the Yo-Yo. Its such a tricky skill and he has learnt it so well. Thank you for sharing your Yo-Yo skills with us William!

This week our theme continues to be linked to London but we are taking the route of the London Olympics through History!

As well as our challenges, we have also had a look at the BBC bitesize lessons. They are great so have a go at some of the lessons this week and see how you get on. Here is the link to help you get onto the website!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If you have any questions, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a great week Year 2!  Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

A big hello from us!

We have both been very busy doing some of the English and Maths tasks from the website. Take a look!

Mrs LB has been working with Isaac to paint some symmetrical butteflies…

…and Mrs Hemming and Hugo have been recreating their favourite book cover of The Gruffalo!

E-Safety

This week please remind your child of the “STOP, BLOCK, TELL” message that you shared with your child when we started learning at home.

Here were the key top tips we learned for staying safe online:

  • Keep your personal information safe and private (don’t share it with anyone).
  • People online are not always who they say they are (don’t become friends with someone online that you haven’t met before in real life and never meet up with anyone you speak to online).
  • Ask before you share – think carefully about the photos you post on the internet. You need to have permission before you post photos of other people online.
  • Think carefully about the words you use on the internet.
  • If you see something you feel uncomfortable with, STOP, BLOCK AND TELL! 
  • Always speak to a trusted adult.

Year 2 – Can you make an E-Safety poster and display it somewhere in your home? You could make this on a computer if you have one at home, with some pens, pencils and some paper, or be creative and use any tools or equipment you may have at home. We will look forward to seeing your posters on Showbie.

RE

May is an important time for us as Catholics as we celebrate Mary, our blessed lady and how important she is to us. We would like you to take some time to pray using your Rosary, maybe you could make a new prayer area in your house to help you with your quiet prayer and reflection time. You can use this video below to help you revisit the Rosary, I have enjoyed watching the video to support me in using the Rosary, hope it helps you too.

Praying the Rosary

Here are some nice resources that you might like to use during the month of May, remembering our Mary, mother of God.

When I think of Mary- wonder activity Mary wordsearch Mary stained glass window Mary- altar colouring page Our lady prayer book

We would also like you to try some of these activities. We are enjoying some of them in our house and hope you can enjoy them too. Keeps our minds and bodies fit and healthy!

This week we would also like you to continue work on the Holy Spirit and how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit after he had gone back to Heaven.
Re read the slides below to help you understand what the Holy Spirit is. When you have had a read and spoken to your family about the Holy Spirit, have a go at this challenge. We would like you to imagine you were one of the 12 disciples as you write your letter to Jesus.

Your task –

When you have completed your poster please share it with us on Showbie!

PE

This week our learning focus is the London Olympics. As you go through your learning during the week we would like you to start creating your own mini Olympics that you can have with your family. You could extend the mini Olympic task to your extended family through video links!

For your mini Olympics you will need to create the following things –
• team name
• team flag
• time table of events
• score sheets
• medals
• music – can you create your own Olympic sound track?

You may want to add other things to your mini Olympics! The above are just some ideas.

We look forward to hearing about your mini Olympics at home! Please share your pictures and ideas with us on Showbie!

We would really like you to start trying out these new resources that will help you with your physical activity linked to the National Curriculum. There are some fantastic ideas, and lots of the activities use equipment that you can find around the house. We hope you have fun trying out some new activities! We will be trying some out in our houses too!

#ThisIsPE

#thisisPE Website #thisisPE Youtube Channel

Maths

This week your maths learning is all about Symmetry! When we were researching the London Olympics, we enjoyed looking at the variety of flags from all the countries that enter teams into the Olympics. Some of these have good examples of symmetry. Also, it’s a great activity to spot objects around your house and garden that have lines of symmetry.

As you are looking at lines of symmetry, you might want to revisit the properties of 2D and 3D shapes too!

Here is your challenge for this week –

Please use all the resources to help you with your work on symmetry this week.
We are looking forward to seeing your butterflies and flags this week!

Shading symmetry

Lines of symmetry questions

Creating a symetrical butterfly Flags of the world

After you have explored symmetry in 2D shapes we would like you to revisit your learning on 3D shapes. Have a look at their properties. When you have looked again at 3D shapes, can you create your own 3D Olympic stadium? Think back to the houses we made for the elephants and the shapes you used!

We would like you to go on Mathletics at least 3 times this week. We will add new tasks linked to our challenges.

Please check out the BBC Bitesize website for daily lessons and challenges.

BBC Bitesize – Year 2

Reading 

This week your first reading challenge is to recreate your favorite book’s front cover! You can be as creative as you like! I have had a go at recreating one of our family favorites at the moment! We didn’t quite make it to the wood but we did the best we could! We are looking forward to seeing your book cover creations! Here is mine to start you off!

Can you to do some more reading around the subject? We have really enjoyed reading some of the books you have been reading for your research! This week we would like you to research the History of the London Olympics!

Reading around the subject

We would also like you to have a go at this guided reading activity about the London Olympics. If there is any vocabulary you don’t understand, write it down and use a dictionary to find out the meaning. You could create your own worthy word wall like we have in our classroom.

Olympics Guided Reading

Also, this week we would like you to try out this Roald Dahl quiz! Lots of you have been sharing your Roald Dahl book reviews with us and we are so glad you are reading lots of his books! Such great stories! Hope you enjoy this challenge!

Roald Dahl quiz

We would also like you to continue reading lots of books over the week. We really enjoy hearing about the variety of books that you are all reading. Please continue to add book reviews to Showbie so we can share good books between Year 2.

This week’s recommendations –

Emily recommends – The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Erika recommends – The Twits  by Roald Dahl
Jack recommends – War Boy by Michael Foreman
William recommends – The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson

Writing

This week your writing challenge links to the London Olympics. Before you complete your writing activity, make sure you have done some reading around the subject of the Olympics and also completed your reading challenge this week.

Your writing activity focus is writing a newspaper article about the London Olympics. We would like you to apply all the skills that you have learnt over the year and wow us in your newspaper report. Remember to write in the past tense and use some of the resources below to help you in your writing. You could choose any of the London Olympics to create your newspaper report on!

We hope you enjoy writing your newspaper report! The more detail the better!

Newspaper template 1 Newspaper planning support

History

This week we would like you to learn about the history of the London Olympic games.
You can use the internet and also all the resources below to support you in your history challenge this week.

When you have researched the history of Olympics, we would like you to present your information in any form you would like. Here are some options for you to choose from:
• report
• Non-Fiction book
• poster
• diary entry

History of the Olympics information

Olympics ComparisonV2

London 2012 olympics- Quiz for after research on 2012 Olympics

DT

This week we would like you to create your own Olympic medal. We would like you to be as creative as you can with resources that you have at home. We have added a template of a medal below to help you. Please share any of your medals with us on Showbie! You could use your medals for your own mini Olympics in the week.

Medal design

Make your own Olympic torch

Science

This week we would like you to do some research on forces and magnets. Some of the sports in the Olympics relay on forces! Some a bit complex for Year 2 but we thought you might like to have a go at some forces and magnets activities that prepare you for your learning in Year 3! Have a look at the information below and do some of your own research on what forces and magnets are.

Share your findings about forces and magnets with us on Showbie.

Push and Pull activity

Magnet game

Art

This week can we are making links to all the countries that enter the Olympic games. If you have any paint at home, we would love you to paint a selection of flags that represent different counties that have entered the London Olympics. If you don’t have paint, you could collect materials to create a collage flag or use colouring pencils for your flag. We would like you to choose counties that you don’t know much about so you can research them before creating your flag!

Have fun being artists!

SPAG

Can you play this game to work on your spellings this week?

Common exception words game

Can you put any of the words you learn into sentences thinking about your writing targets?

Try out this SPAG mat this week-

SPAG mat

MFL

This week we would like you to make links to another language based on the flags you have created.

We would like you to tell us how many counties entered the 2012 Olympic games?

Then we would like you to then choose one country and find out the following in that countries language –
• Numbers to 10
• Days of the week
• Months of the year

We would like you to present your information in a poster or if you are feeling brave, you could record yourself speaking in another language and share it with us on Showbie! We are looking forward to hearing about the variety of languages you can speak over the week!

Music

This week our music challenge links to the London Olympics. When you are researching the London Olympics, we would like you to have a look at the selection of songs that were chosen for the opening ceremonies. Are there any similarities between the music played in 1908, 1948 and 2012 Olympics?

When you have researched the music that was used throughout the Olympic games, we would like you to listen to these two songs taken from the 2012 Olympic games.

Land of Hope and Glory

Chariots of Fire

Whilst you are listening to the music, we would like you to identify the different types of instruments that are used to produce the music.

We want you to be inspired by these two pieces of music so you can add music to your own mini Olympics! You are more than welcome to use these pieces of music if you like them!
This challenge takes me back to my primary school days! We made tee-shirts as well to compete in our own mini Olympics! You could create a team shirt!

We hope you have lots of fun this week completing your challenges linked to the London Olympics!

Remember to share all your fantastic work with us on Showbie!

Have a great week Year 2!

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 7   W/C 4th May 2020

Thank you for your fantastic effort in your home learning this week. We are really proud of the effort you are putting into the challenges we set.

This week we were blown away by Alfred’s Volcano! Super eruption you made too! A fantastic model of Big Ben too! Hope you can share your models with all your friends.

There have been some yummy baked goods sent to us on Showbie! Maddie’s unicorn buns looked fantastic, Niamh’s crispy buns made my mouth water, William’s banana bread looked fab (even though he said he didn’t like it), Hollie has been sharing lots of her baking over the past few weeks! Hope she delivers us some when we are back to school, as all her cooking looks fab! Also, Joseph’s chocolate cake for his brother’s birthday and Harry’s Orange drizzle cake looked like show stoppers on the Great British bake off! This week we want you to continue cooking and baking so keep sharing your baking skills with us! And make sure you share them with the FOSJ! See the picture in the maths learning at home section!

We are really impressed with the standard of writing you are producing at home. This week Dexter’s and Erika’s stories really stood out for great handwriting, use of conjunctions and a variety of punctuation. Also, Casper’s coal mining recount was outstanding! Fantastic writing using a pen for the first time! Thank you, Maddie, for you super story about being lost in London that you typed on the computer. This gave us the inspiration for our learning challenges this week- Paddington Bear! Keep up the amazing writing at home Year 2!
Also, a big thank you to Orla, who took on the challenge of raising money for Martin House. She has been doing laps of her garden every day and has already raised £55! Keep up the amazing work Orla, we are really proud of you!

This week our theme is London but it’s through the adventures of Paddington Bear! We hope you enjoy the new challenges!

As well as our challenges, we have also had a look at the BBC bitesize lessons. They are great so have a go at some of the lessons this week and see how you get on. Here is the link to help you get onto the website!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If you have any questions, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a great week Year 2!  Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

 

VE Day: 75 Years

This Friday we going to be celebrating VE day (Victory in Europe day). This is such an important celebration for us, and although we are not in school celebrating, we would like you to try out some activities at home- at a safe distance!
Before you try out some activities, have a look at these resources so you can learn a bit more about VE day.

Some of these resources we set you as a challenge on Showbie and its great to see some of you have already started our VE activities. Please continue to share your VE activities with us on Showbie!

Here are some ideas you might like to try over the week-
• Create some VE bunting and decorate your house and garden (see Showbie and attached information)
• Plan a garden party to celebrate VE day- create a British menu and make your food. This links to our maths learning this week too. You could also ration the food like in World War 2
• Write a newspaper report imagining you were back in 1945 celebrating the end of the war (this will give you a head start into next week’s newspaper writing challenge)
• Listen to some music from 1945- we started this at school before we left. You could compare it to the music you listen to today! Check out the Vera Lynn song which is fitting to our situation in  Lockdown right now!

We hope you have a great week planning your VE celebrations and enjoy the very special day on Friday too! We are looking forward to seeing all your celebrations!

Here are the links and activities to support you in your VE celebrations this week-

Information about VE day More information about VE day Great British Bunting British Legion Resources Vera Lynn Video

 

RE

We hope you had fun exploring your RE learning challenges last week. We would like you to continue thinking about different ways you can support Martin House as well as our new RE challenge this week. This week we would like you to start thinking about Jesus sending the Holy Spirit after he had gone back to Heaven. The Holy Spirit is a hard thing to learn about and understand so we would like you to use this activity as a wonder activity like we do in class.

Have a read of the slides below to explain what the Holy Spirit is. When you have had a read and spoken to your family about the Holy Spirit, have a go at this challenge –

Your task –

When you have competed your poster please share it with us on Showbie!

Martin House

Unfortunately we couldn’t complete our fundraising campaign for Martin House, but we will hopefully be able to do something in the future for them. In the mean time, maybe you could complete a few tasks linked to Martin House.

You could:

  • Write a letter to a child or a family who use Martin House – ask them how they are.
  • Draw a happy picture to make someone smile.
  • Complete your own fundraising – run around the your garden, complete a challenge, do something you find tricky.
  • Create a product and try and sell it your parents, family or friends. Think Dragons Den!

Click here for letter template.

This week we will continue to work on our measuring skills with our cooking and baking at home. When you have completed a recipe, we would love you to share it with the Friends of Saint Josephs so we can start to create a cook book. Have a look at the picture below for some more information. Please send all your amazing recipes and pictures to fosj@outlook.com

While you are baking, we would like you to continue to use some of the measuring vocabulary. We would like you to read the scales while measuring out your ingredients, write out the recipes, write the measurements using grams (g) Kilograms (Kg) liters (l) milliliters (ml).

In the Hemming house this week we have a lot of cooking and baking to do as we are having a Gruffalo tea party for Hugo’s birthday next week! If you would like to copy some of the things we are making here they are –

We are looking forward to seeing your creations and how you got on with using different measurements.

Can you repeat the activity with another recipe?

Here are some websites that we use a lot for baking! Hope you find some exciting recipes! Please share any other good recipes with us- we like new ideas and recipes!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

Whilst you are cooking at home and preparing food, please take a look at this PowerPoint which was shared with your children before we broke up from school. It helps them think about making healthy food choices and having a balanced diet. It also teaches the children about food waste. Some of the things in the powerpoint make links to some of our learning from our Science lessons  over the past half term.

Learning at home Food Preparation and Food waste

This week we would also like you to work on your four times table this week. Have a try at playing some times tables games and also creating your own games to help you learn your four times table.

4 Times Tables – Question Booklet

Watch this video on classroom secrets to help you learn your 4 times tables.

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/4-times-table-video-tutorial/

We would like you to go on Mathletics at least 3 times this week. We will add new tasks linked to our challenges.

Also, if you can, have a play on these games to support you with reading scales:

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/scales/mass/

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Reading_Scales/Default.asp?Level=1

Here are some activities you might like to try too!

Reading scales- Sheet 2  Reading scales- Sheet 3    Measuring in the Kitchen- sheet 1

Reading 

Over the week we would like you to read the following text. It’s an extract from the story of Paddington Bear.
We would like you to read the story over the week. The story also links to your writing challenge this week.
When you have read the story, can you pick out some vocabulary that you liked and write a list? You could use this vocabulary in your own story this week!

A Bear Called Paddington- Story to read

We would also like you to check out this poem! It’s a fun poem about London. When you have read the poem, see if you can answer our questions about the poem on the sheet below.

Magic London Bus Guided reading questions     Magic London Bus Poem

We would like you to continue to read a selection of books over the week. Please add any book reviews to Showbie so we can share recommendations to everyone in Year 2.

Book Review 1         Book review 2

We would also like you to continue reading lots of books over the week. We really enjoy hearing about the variety of books that you are all reading. Please continue to add book reviews to Showbie so we can share good books between Year 2.

This week’s recommendations –
Harry recommends- Tom Gates books series of books
Evie recommends- Wizards of Once series of books
Alex recommends- The Secret Garden- Ladybird classics

How about listening to a new story this week? Choose a new place in your house or garden to enjoy a story. Share some of your reading spots with us on Showbie.

https://www.audible.co.uk/cat/Children/Ages-5-7-Audiobooks/535877031?ref=a_cat_Child_c1_subCat_4&pf_rd_p=c57d8418-2990-4e6e-92b3-7f42ebbd0566&pf_rd_r=MK8S32HZ19BBE516XHNS

Writing

This week your writing challenge links to your reading this week. We have chosen a text that we would like you to enjoy reading this week. The story we would like you to read is Paddington Bear. Maybe when you have enjoyed reading the story, you could create your own lockdown movie afternoon and watch Paddington 2!

Your writing activity focus is writing a story writing. We would like you to apply all the skills that you have learn over the year and wow is in a story set in London. We would like you to use the story of Paddington Bear to help you gather ideas for your story. You could choose a different animal to come to London and explore the city. Or it could be a made-up creature. We are looking to see lots of adjectives, conjunctions and a variety of punctuation in your stories. It would be great to see some paragraphs in your stories too!

We hope your stories are even better than Paddington 1 and 2! We are looking forward to reading your stories, and we hope you enjoy writing a story this week!

Use our writing a good story guide and story maps to help you plan out your story.

How to write a good story  

Story Maps       Story Maps

Geography

This week we would like you to learn about a different country and compare it to England.
We would like you to learn all about the country of Peru (Paddington’s home).
You could use a variety of books and the internet to research Peru. We have also attached a PowerPoint to help you gather some information and a template to use for your brochure.

When you have researched Peru, we would like you to create a travel brochure to encourage people to visit Peru. In your brochure can you add-
• Bright pictures
• A map of Peru
• Grabbing vocabulary
• Facts about Peru
• Climate in Peru
• How to get to Peru
• Attractions in Peru
• Famous landmarks

We really want you to imagine you are Paddington Bear and tell us why Peru is such an amazing place!

Use these resources to help you write your travel brochure!

Travel Brochure-1    Peru Travel Brochure

DT

This week can you make one of these London landmarks? All you need us a printer, scissors and some glue! Hope you have fun making the models!

Here are the templates you might like to use foe your DT project this week!

Trafalgar-Square-Lion   London-Undergound-Paper-Model London-Phone-Box-Paper- Model  London-Eye-Paper-Model   London-Bus-Paper-Model

Please share your planning and making pictures with us, as well as your final house model! We are looking forward to seeing all your London houses on Showbie!

Science

This week we would like you to do some research about the sun and making shadows. Have a look at the information below and do some of your own research on how to make shadows. Can you create different animal shadows too?

Share your findings about shadows with us on Showbie.

After you have completed your shadow experiment, we would like you to research why we have day and night. Complete the sheet below with your findings!

Why we have day and night

Art

This week can we are making links to a Spanish artist. We would like you to research Picasso.
When you have researched him, we would like you to recreate some of his art work!

Have a look at our pictures below and some facts we have found!

Pablo Picasso- facts

Have fun being artists!

 

SPAG

Lots of you have enjoyed completing some of the SPAG mats we have shared. Here a few more. Also there is a London wordsearch for you to try out this week!

Mat 2      London word search-

SPAG Mat 1

Can you play this game to work on your spellings this week?

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-2-spelling-game-1/

Spanish

As Paddington bear came from Peru we would like you to try out some Spanish vocabulary this week

How about learning how to count to 10 in Spanish?

Check out this picture to help you –

Spanish numbers

See if you can challenge yourself and find these words in Spanish
• sandwich
• mum
• dad
• England
• Adventure

You could find some weather words in Spanish too and compare them to the French words you found last week!

Please share your new Spanish words with us on Showbie!

Music

Over the next few weeks, we would love to take on a challenge as a class!

We would like you to create your own version of Sing a Rainbow! You need to try and collect materials that match the rainbow colors too to add to your song.
If you can, we would love to hear some of you playing instruments and making your instruments to add to the song!
Maybe some of you could work together and share videos of you doing a color each?

We are looking forward to hearing what you come up with! The IPAD and IPhone have some great apps for making short videos if you are feeling adventurous!

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

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 6: W/C 27th April 2020

We hope you enjoyed all your London activities last week. We have enjoyed looking at your sketches of London Landmarks. There has been some fantastic telling the time this week and creating London Underground time tables. Feel free to continue with some of the activities next week and continue to share your work with us on Showbie. 

This week we have set challenges linked to the Great Fire of London. We hope you enjoy your new challenges!

As well as our challenges, we have also had a look at the BBC bitesize lessons. They are great so have a go at some of the lessons this week and see how you get on. Here is the link to help you get onto the website!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If you have any questions, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a great week Year 2!  Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

 

RE

We hope you had fun exploring the start of our RE topic last week. This week we are moving on to learning about when Jesus appeared to his disciples. We would like you to put yourself in the shoes of the disciples and think about the emotions they would have had at the time.
This is the task we would like you to complete –

Your task –

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

Watch this video to help you with your RE learning objective this week. Start the video at one minute!

When you have competed your script please share it with us on Showbie! We would love to see pictures and videos of your drama too!

You could also write a letter to other Christians to spread the message of Jesus appearing to the disciples.

Martin House

Unfortunately we couldn’t complete our fundraising campaign for Martin House, but we will hopefully be able to do something in the future for them. In the mean time, maybe you could complete a few tasks linked to Martin House.

You could:

  • Write a letter to a child or a family who use Martin House – ask them how they are.
  • Draw a happy picture to make someone smile.
  • Complete your own fundraising – run around the your garden, complete a challenge, do something you find tricky.
  • Create a product and try and sell it your parents, family or friends. Think Dragons Den!

Write a Letter

Martin House Hospice - Wikipedia

Maths

This week our math’s activity links to the Great Fire of London. We would like you to have a go at the following activity. Let us know how you get on by sharing your work on Showbie!

As the Great Fire started in a baker’s shop, we would like you to use your math’s measuring skills this week to do some baking! Hopefully not setting fire to your house though!!
While you are baking, we would like you to use some of the measuring vocabulary. We would like you to read the scales while measuring out your ingredients, write out the recipes, write the measurements using grams (g) Kilograms (Kg) liters (l) milliliters (ml).

We know there is a shortage of some ingredients you might need for baking, so we will leave what you want to bake in your bakers shop up to you. In the Hemming house we are going to be working on vegan scones and cakes preparing for a special birthday in our house!

We are looking forward to seeing your creations and how you got on with using different measurements.

Can you repeat the activity with another recipe?

Here are some websites that we use a lot for baking! Hope you find some exciting recipes! Please share any other good recipes with us- we like new ideas and recipes!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

https://www.bakingmad.com/recipes/kids-baking

We would also like to try this measures game to help you compare objects and use our calculation skills. Maybe you could measure some objects around your house and garden?

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-2-four-operations-with-lengths/

We would like you to go on Mathletics at least 3 times this week. We will add new tasks linked to our challenges.

Also, if you can, have a play on these games to support you with reading scales:

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/scales/mass/

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Reading_Scales/Default.asp?Level=1

Here are some activities you might like to try too!

Reading scales- Sheet 2  Reading scales- Sheet 3    Measuring in the Kitchen- sheet 1

Reading 

Can you start the week by reading around the subject – The Great Fire of London? Think about the book or source of information that you are going to choose.

Below is a sheet that we would like you to record your information on.

Reading around the subject

Here are some Great Fire of London reading tasks that you might like to complete. We hope you like them. They will also support you in gathering information for your Writing and History challenge. They are set at different levels, have a look and choose the one you think your child can access as independently as they can.

Guided Reading activity- GFL

If you have signed up for the free resources on classroom secrets. We have found this reading activity that you might like to try.

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/history-year-2-reading-comprehension-londons-on-fire/

We would like you to continue to read a selection of books over the week. Please add any book reviews to Showbie so we can share recommendations to everyone in Year 2.

Book Review 1         Book review 2

How about listening to a new story this week? Choose a new place in your house or garden to enjoy a story. Share some of your reading spots with us on Showbie.

https://www.audible.co.uk/cat/Children/Ages-5-7-Audiobooks/535877031?ref=a_cat_Child_c1_subCat_4&pf_rd_p=c57d8418-2990-4e6e-92b3-7f42ebbd0566&pf_rd_r=MK8S32HZ19BBE516XHNS

Writing

This week your writing challenge links to our London topic. We hope you enjoyed the challenge last week we enjoyed reading some of your poems.

Your writing activity focus is all about writing in the past tense. When we write in the past tense, it means something has already happened and we need to be careful with the endings on some of our words.

Your task this week is to write a recount all about what happened during the Great Fire of London. This task requires you to do some research about the Great Fire of London. This will be linked to your reading task this week.

In your writing you need to think carefully about the tense you use. When you have finished your recount, we would like you to underline the words written in the past tense.

You can use these resources to help you on your past tense this week. We hope you enjoy the activities!

Past Tense sheet challenge 1  Past Tense Poster

History

Your challenge this week is to research the history of the Great Fire of London. Have a look in books and on the internet to find out some interesting facts about what happened during the Great Fire of London.

You can present your information in any way you like, but here are a few ideas!
• Time line of events
• Fact file on each of the events
• A newspaper article
• A diary entry
• A poster with detailed labels

Were there any famous landmarks destroyed in the Great Fire of London?

Here are some pictures of the Great Fire of London. You could use them to help you in your History work this week. Use the information slides to help you too!

DT

This week we would like to create a model house from the great fire of London. Before you make the house, you will need to research the type of houses and think about the variety of materials you will need to build your house.

Materials you might use:
• Cereal boxes
• Milk cartoons
• Other food boxes
• Coloring pencils/paints
• Paper straws
• Natural material from your garden
• Materials from around your house.

It may take you more than a week to build your house. We will keep the challenge on for two weeks so you can take your time and research London houses during the Great Fire of London and gather your materials.

Remember to use our skills from class to make your house – Plan, Do and Review!

Please share your planning and making pictures with us, as well as your final house model! We are looking forward to seeing all your London houses on Showbie!

Science

Our science topic over the next few weeks will be about Earth and its seasons.

This week we would like you to do some research about the different weathers that we have in the UK. We would like you to use your season wheels from last week and add different weather for each season onto your wheel.

As, during Lockdown there has been lots of love and happiness spread through rainbows, and some of you have made the most fantastic rainbows at home, we thought it would be great to do some learning about rainbows, linking it to our weather topic in Year 2.

Have a look at the information below and then complete these objectives! Have fun learning all about rainbows and being scientists!

 

Rainbow experiment –

How to grow a rainbow

Geography 

Linked to Science – can you keep a diary of the weather over the next few weeks?

5 Day Weather Diary

My Weather Diary

SPAG

Lots of you have enjoyed completing some of the SPAG mats we have shared. Here a few more.

Mat 4 Mat 5 Mat 6

This week how about checking this game out to help you with your spellings? Its from classroom secrets! Please see on Showbie how to sign up if you would like an account.

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/common-exception-words-set-1-year-2/

French

This week how about learning some of our different weathers in French? See if you can find out the words in French for-
• Rain
• Sunshine
• Snow
• Rainbow

Please share your new French words with us on Showbie!

Music

Over the next few weeks, we would love to take on a challenge as a class!

We would like you to create your own version of Sing a Rainbow! You need to try and collect materials that match the rainbow colors too to add to your song.
If you can, we would love to hear some of you playing instruments and making your instruments to add to the song!
Maybe some of you could work together and share videos of you doing a color each?

We are looking forward to hearing what you come up with! The IPAD and IPhone have some great apps for making short videos if you are feeling adventurous!

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

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 5: W/C 20th April 2020

We hope you have all had a nice Easter break and enjoyed making new memories as a family.

This week we have set challenges linked to some of the objectives we would have been doing at school. We hope you have fun completing the activities.

As well as our challenges, we have also had a look at the BBC bitesize lessons. They are great so have a go at some of the lessons this week and see how you get on. Here is the link to help you get onto the website!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

If you have any questions, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Have a great week Year 2!  Stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

 

RE

Our new RE topic this half term is Eastertide. Our RE learning will be linked to the lessons that we would have been doing in school.

This week, we would like you to have a go at completing this learning objective-

Have a look at these slides to help you with your writing.

Can you tell us what your Easter traditions are? How did you celebrate Easter this year? Share your pictures and writing with us on Showbie!

Also this week we would like you to have a think about a different religion. Before we left school, we were starting to think about Leeds and its diversity. So, this week we would like you to research another religion.

Your task

Maths

This week our Maths activity links to our London topic. We would like you to have a go at the following activity. Let us know how you get on by sharing your work on Showbie!

Can you repeat the activity with another train on a different London Underground line?

Telling the Time- 5 minute intervals

We would like you to go on Mathletics at least 3 times this week. We will add new tasks linked to our challenges.

Also, if you can, have a play on these games to support you with telling the time!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

Reading 

Can you start the week by reading around the subject – London? Think about the book or source of information that you are going to choose.

Below is a sheet that we would like you to record your information on.

Reading around the subject

We would like you to continue to read a selection of books over the week. Please add any book reviews to Showbie so we can share recommendations to everyone in Year 2.

Book Review 1         Book review 2

How about listening to a new story this week? Choose a new place in your house or garden to enjoy a story. Share some of your reading spots with us on Showbie.

https://www.audible.co.uk/cat/Children/Ages-5-7-Audiobooks/535877031?ref=a_cat_Child_c1_subCat_4&pf_rd_p=c57d8418-2990-4e6e-92b3-7f42ebbd0566&pf_rd_r=MK8S32HZ19BBE516XHNS

Writing

This week your writing task links to our follow-on topic to the underground – London.
Your writing activity this week is to write a poem that tells us some information about the London Underground. Before you start your poem, see if you can do some reading around the subject of the London Underground. You could present your research in note form.

We would like you to be creative in your poems. Think about the different types of poems we did before we left school – acrostic, shape, rhyming.

Use these resources to help you in your writing –

Conjunction mat           Adjective word mat

History

Your challenge this week is to research the history of the Royal family. Have a look in books and on the internet to find out some interesting facts about the Royal family.
Think about the different kings and Queens that we have had over the centuries.

You can present your information in any way you like, but here are a few ideas!
• Time line of Kings and Queens
• Fact file on the monarchy
• A newspaper article dated in a previous century
• A diary entry

 

Art

This week we would like you to research a variety of London landmarks. Look on the internet or in books to see what the famous London landmarks are.

If you get time, you could do another landmark and create your own London Landmark scene.

Science

Our science topic over the next few weeks will be about Earth and its seasons.

This week we would like you to research the four seasons and complete the following activities –

Use this resource to help you with your science learning objectives.

Four Seasons wheel

Here are the science experiments from last week. We will leave them here so you can continue to conduct them at home! Keep sharing your experiments and results with us on Showbie!

British Science Week 2020

Rainbow-Colour-Mixing-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

Science Experiment Lava Lamp Lava Lamp

Fizzy-Colours-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

Cornflour-Slime-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

SPAG

Lots of you have enjoyed completing some of the SPAG mats we have shared. Here a few more.

Mat 1 Mat 2  Mat 3

Also attached is the spelling list that we have added to Showbie as well. They are extra spellings that you can work on alongside Spelling Shed. Try and go on spelling hunts around your house and apply your spellings in creative ways!

We have found this calendar to help your minds stay healthy. Its one for you to share with your family and friends. Hope you find it useful.

Here is a great website which has some lovely ideas to do as a family and spreading kindness. You can print the resources of too. Hope you find them useful!

https://www.archbishopofyorkyouthtrust.co.uk/yla-at-home

Other challenges

We will keep looking out for great active and fun challenges that you can enjoy at home.
Take pictures of yourself doing some of the challenges, but most importantly have fun and enjoy the moment!

Here are a few new challenges that you could try! Also some new websites for you to  try!

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/cooking-with-kids-gingerbread-mice

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 4: W/C 13th April 2020

Please find lots of activities, worksheets and documents to support your learning in Year 2.

Easter Holidays

Over the next week we would like you to continue with these activities and the home learning grid.

We hope you are all having a nice Easter break and enjoying some family time. Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Hemming and Mrs LB

Our expectations over the Easter holidays are –
• Go on Spelling Shed and Mathletics every few days – we will be updating it every couple of days and checking in to see where you are all up to.
• Read every day – it can be any type of media of your choice
• Complete the activities on the new Learning at home grid (you have two weeks to do all of the activities)

If you get time, check out the other curriculum areas for this week and do some of our activities! Share any of your learning on Showbie, we love to see what you have been up too!

We don’t expect you to be working every day, and as we said to you on the phone, it’s finding the time that works best for you and your child and there is not set amount of time expected from us as teachers. It’s the quality of time that you can find where you can get the most out of your child.

We want you to enjoy been outside as much as you can and look after yourselves.

If you have any questions, or want any further work to support your child, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We hope you all have a lovely Easter break!


RE

You can still access some of our RE Easter activities from last week.

We would really like you to write a letter, postcard or send Father John a picture this week. He will really apricate that you have him in your thought and prayers.

Also, you could create your own prayer to think about people around the world and in our community who are struggling at this unusual time.

Maths

Over Easter we would still like you to access the White Rose Maths resources. Also we have added some Year 2 Easter Maths activities for you to complete at home.

Roll a Dice Easter Bunny Colouring Page

Sats Survival Easter Revision Maths Activity Booklet

Easter Addition and Subtraction Secret Message Activity Sheet

White Rose Maths Hub

This is the website so you can check out the home learning- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

They are also doing a daily live Maths session where some of the experts are there to support you if you need help with the questions. We really recommend you check these out at some point each week. If you need any support, ask us on Showbie and we will do our best to help you.

Reading 

Over the Easter holidays we would love you to share pictures of your child reading in as many different places as possible. Maybe you could make a den in the house or garden, a tunnel, read up a tree or read in a sand pit. We will leave it up to you to decide. We are looking forward to seeing your pictures, and the most adventurous place you can read!

 

We are looking forward to hearing about the books you have been reading at home, and also adding all your reading at home to our Walk of Fame reading challenge when we are back to school.

If you would like some new resources to read, we recommend this audio list to explore. We have also added a recommended reading list on the reading at home folder on Showbie. It is also below for you to access.

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Writing

Here are some writing activities linked to Easter. We hope you enjoy using them.

Easter Comic strip

Easter Story Word Search

Creating an Easter story book

It would be great to see some of your dairy entries over the Easter holidays. Please share them with us on Showbie.

Also, it would be great if you could write a card, postcard or send some of your super Easter work to Fr John. I’m sure he would love to hear from you and see some of your fantastic home learning.

Here is the address to send your work to:

Westgate,
LS22 6LL
Wetherby

 

Bear Hunt Challenge

We would like you to continue to go on a bear hunt over the Easter holidays. Please send us pictures of your bears. Maybe you could have  tea party with your bears. One of our children sent a fantastic tea party picture with her bears. Such a great idea! Enjoy the sunshine in your garden and have a teddy bears picnic!

Mindfulness

Maybe you could try a few mindfulness worksheets in between your work. Mindfulness is great for feeling calm in your surrounding environment. Have a go:

Mindfulness – Assorted Worksheets

Mindfulness – Jungle Animals

Geography

A great Geography idea that you could do at home is to create a world map. Inside the world map you could learn what hope is in each countries language and add it to your map. Below is an example of what yours might look like.

Art

How about trying out these Easter crafts! It would be great if you could make an Easter card for someone in your family, maybe send and Easter card to a relative or someone in your community that may need a smile right now.

Here are the Easter cards we are making in the Hemming house hold currently! We choose these as we are missing seeing all the new life around on our adventures! Happy Easter card making!

Here are some of the Easter challenges that we would like you to try over the next two weeks!

Easter Egg colouring

Easter Story puppets- create a puppet show

Create an Easter stained glass window – Copy

Science

In Year 2 we all love a great science experiment. As we are missing some of our science lessons in school, we thought you might like to try your own experiments at home. Before you conduct your experiment, can you make a prediction about what you think might happen. Then after your experiment can you evaluate what you did? Would you make any changes? Tell us whether your prediction was right!

Please upload pictures of your science at home to Showbie! We are excited to see how they go!

Enjoy being scientists!

British Science Week 2020

Rainbow-Colour-Mixing-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

Science Experiment Lava Lamp Lava Lamp

Fizzy-Colours-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

Cornflour-Slime-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

SPAG

Lots of you have enjoyed completing some of the SPAG mats we have shared. Here a few more.

Mat 1

Mat 2

Mat 3

Also attached is the spelling list that we have added to Showbie as well. They are extra spellings that you can work on alongside Spelling Shed. Try and go on spelling hunts around your house and apply your spellings in creative ways!

We have found this calendar to help your minds stay healthy. Its one for you to share with your family and friends. Hope you find it useful.

Here is a great website which has some lovely ideas to do as a family and spreading kindness. You can print the resources of too. Hope you find them useful!

https://www.archbishopofyorkyouthtrust.co.uk/yla-at-home

Here are some more active lessons that you can try at home and also out on your adventures! You can upload any pictures of you completing our active challenges to Showbie! We will be trying these challenges too!

The Path to Tokyo 2020 Active Homework (1)

Thornbridge Outdoors – Active Homework 2020 (1)

MOVE MORE SCHOOL ACTIVITY DOCUMENT_KS1_1119_digital

Greenacre-Sports-Partnership-Activity-Booklet

Other challenges

We will keep looking out for great active and fun challenges that you can enjoy at home.
Take pictures of yourself doing some of the challenges, but most importantly have fun and enjoy the moment!

Here are a few new challenges that you could try! Also some new websites for you to  try!

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/cooking-with-kids-gingerbread-mice

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 3: W/C 6th April 2020

Please find lots of activities, worksheets and documents to support your learning in Year 2.

Easter Holidays

As it is the Easter holidays, and after talking to you all over the past few days we have decided to reduce the amount of work on the learning at home page over the Easter holidays.

Our expectations over the Easter holidays are –
• Go on Spelling Shed and Mathletics every few days – we will be updating it every couple of days and checking in to see where you are all up to.
• Read every day – it can be any type of media of your choice
• Access and complete the Holy week activities as a family
• Work on Easter crafts and the work sheets provided
• Complete the activities on the new Learning at home grid (you have two weeks to do all of the activities)

We don’t expect you to be working every day, and as we said to you on the phone, it’s finding the time that works best for you and your child and there is not set amount of time expected from us as teachers. It’s the quality of time that you can find where you can get the most out of your child.

We want you to enjoy been outside as much as you can and look after yourselves.

If you have any questions, or want any further work to support your child, please drop us a message on Showbie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We hope you all have a lovely Easter break!

RE

Holy Week  

This is a lovely at home Holy week plan for families. We will be using it at home to help us through a very different Holy week this year!

Holy Week – At home resource for families

Below are a few activities, but feel free to think of your own ideas and share them with us on Showbie.
Things you might like to try –
• Retell the Easter story using the picture cards provided
• Create a comic strip of the Easter Story
• Cut out/create your own Easter story puppets and put on a show to retell the story
• Complete our Easter story word search
• Design your own Easter Egg
• Make an Easter garden
• Create your own Easter prayer

Easter Story cards to order

Easter Story Word Search

Easter Story Matching cards

Please find a resource for families to use during Holy Week. There are several pages for you to look at over the Easter period.

Holy Week

Maths

Over Easter we would still like you to access the White Rose Maths resources. Also we have added some Year 2 Easter Maths activities for you to complete at home.

Roll a Dice Easter Bunny Colouring Page

Sats Survival Easter Revision Maths Activity Booklet

Easter Addition and Subtraction Secret Message Activity Sheet

White Rose Maths Hub

This is the website so you can check out the home learning- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

They are also doing a daily live Maths session where some of the experts are there to support you if you need help with the questions. We really recommend you check these out at some point each week. If you need any support, ask us on Showbie and we will do our best to help you.

Reading 

Over the Easter holidays we would love you to share pictures of your child reading in as many different places as possible. Maybe you could make a den in the house or garden, a tunnel, read up a tree or read in a sand pit. We will leave it up to you to decide. We are looking forward to seeing your pictures, and the most adventurous place you can read!

 

We are looking forward to hearing about the books you have been reading at home, and also adding all your reading at home to our Walk of Fame reading challenge when we are back to school.

If you would like some new resources to read, we recommend this audio list to explore. We have also added a recommended reading list on the reading at home folder on Showbie. It is also below for you to access.

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Writing

Here are some writing activities linked to Easter. We hope you enjoy using them.

Easter Comic strip

Easter Story Word Search

Creating an Easter story book

It would be great to see some of your dairy entries over the Easter holidays. Please share them with us on Showbie.

Also, it would be great if you could write a card, postcard or send some of your super Easter work to Fr John. I’m sure he would love to hear from you and see some of your fantastic home learning.

Here is the address to send your work to:

Westgate,
LS22 6LL
Wetherby

 

Bear Hunt Challenge

We would like you to continue to go on a bear hunt over the Easter holidays. Please send us pictures of your bears. Maybe you could have  tea party with your bears. One of our children sent a fantastic tea party picture with her bears. Such a great idea! Enjoy the sunshine in your garden and have a teddy bears picnic!

Mindfulness

Maybe you could try a few mindfulness worksheets in between your work. Mindfulness is great for feeling calm in your surrounding environment. Have a go:

Mindfulness – Assorted Worksheets

Mindfulness – Jungle Animals

Geography

A great Geography idea that you could do at home is to create a world map. Inside the world map you could learn what hope is in each countries language and add it to your map. Below is an example of what yours might look like.

Art

How about trying out these Easter crafts! It would be great if you could make an Easter card for someone in your family, maybe send and Easter card to a relative or someone in your community that may need a smile right now.

Here are the Easter cards we are making in the Hemming house hold currently! We choose these as we are missing seeing all the new life around on our adventures! Happy Easter card making!

Here are some of the Easter challenges that we would like you to try over the next two weeks!

Easter Egg colouring

Easter Story puppets- create a puppet show

Create an Easter stained glass window – Copy

Science

In Year 2 we all love a great science experiment. As we are missing some of our science lessons in school, we thought you might like to try your own experiments at home. Before you conduct your experiment, can you make a prediction about what you think might happen. Then after your experiment can you evaluate what you did? Would you make any changes? Tell us whether your prediction was right!

Please upload pictures of your science at home to Showbie! We are excited to see how they go!

Enjoy being scientists!

British Science Week 2020

Rainbow-Colour-Mixing-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

Science Experiment Lava Lamp Lava Lamp

Fizzy-Colours-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

Cornflour-Slime-Awe-and-Wonder-Science-Activity

SPAG

Lots of you have enjoyed completing some of the SPAG mats we have shared. Here a few more.

Mat 1

Mat 2

Mat 3

Also attached is the spelling list that we have added to Showbie as well. They are extra spellings that you can work on alongside Spelling Shed. Try and go on spelling hunts around your house and apply your spellings in creative ways!

We have found this calendar to help your minds stay healthy. Its one for you to share with your family and friends. Hope you find it useful.

Here is a great website which has some lovely ideas to do as a family and spreading kindness. You can print the resources of too. Hope you find them useful!

https://www.archbishopofyorkyouthtrust.co.uk/yla-at-home

Here are some more active lessons that you can try at home and also out on your adventures! You can upload any pictures of you completing our active challenges to Showbie! We will be trying these challenges too!

The Path to Tokyo 2020 Active Homework (1)

Thornbridge Outdoors – Active Homework 2020 (1)

MOVE MORE SCHOOL ACTIVITY DOCUMENT_KS1_1119_digital

Greenacre-Sports-Partnership-Activity-Booklet

Other challenges

We will keep looking out for great active and fun challenges that you can enjoy at home.
Take pictures of yourself doing some of the challenges, but most importantly have fun and enjoy the moment!

Here are a few new challenges that you could try! Also some new websites for you to  try!

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/cooking-with-kids-gingerbread-mice

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 2: W/C 30th March

Please find lots of activities, worksheets and documents to support your learning in Year 2.

Holy Week  

Please find a resource for families to use during Holy Week. There are several pages for you to look at over the Easter period. 

Holy Week

Maths

If you would like to use some of the resources that we use in class, White Rose Maths hub has released daily maths problems and also videos to support the teaching of the maths topic at home. The White Rose maths resources are fantastic so we hope you can use some in your home learning.

This is the website so you can check out the home learning- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

They are also doing a daily live maths session where some of the experts are there to support you if you need help with the questions. We really recommend you check these out at some point each week. If you need any support, ask us on Showbie and we will do our best to help you.

Reading Challenges

Over the next few weeks we will be adding some reading challenges here and we will also share them on Showbie. We have set up a new folder on Showbie that is called Reading at home. This folder will focus on our reading challenges and also a place for you to share your book reviews and any pictures of you reading at home.

It is really important that you continue to read at home. It could be a book (Fiction or Non-Fiction), magazines, newspapers, menus, online books, comics etc.

We are looking forward to hearing about the books you have been reading at home, and also adding all your reading at home to our Walk of Fame reading challenge when we are back to school.

Have a listen to some of these stories and poems from one of our favourite authors. Let us know on Showbie which story or poem was your favourite!.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7D-mXO4kk-XWvH6lBXdrPw

Bear Hunt Challenge

Over the next few weeks, we would like you to try and go on a Bear hunt. Have a look at the attached challenge and have fun completing it! Any pictures or work from your bear hunt, please add them to Showbie for us to see! Happy bear hunting!

Bear Hunt Challenge

Practise papers

Why don’t you have a go at some of these papers? We have included a few Maths, Spag and Reading papers for you to try.

Maths Test 1 Script

Maths Test 1

Maths Test 2 Script

Maths Test 2

Spag Test 1

Spag Test 2

Spag Test 3

Ronald the Rhino – Reading Paper

Ladybirds – Reading Paper

A Monster Surprise – Reading Paper

Reading Booklet Paper 2

Reading Answer Booklet Paper 2

Mindfulness

Maybe you could try a few mindfulness worksheets in between your work. Mindfulness is great for feeling calm in your surrounding environment. Have a go:

Mindfulness – Assorted Worksheets

Mindfulness – Jungle Animals

Art

As we go through the next few weeks, if we come across any nice art ideas, we will add them here for you to try.

Today in our house we have been learning how to draw! As you know from our lessons at school, I need a bit of help with my drawing! So, I researched places to help me with my drawing skills. I came across this website, and we have had lots of fun as a family drawing some of the characters today!
Check the website out and the youtube videos! Maybe you could create your own story using some of the characters you draw!

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rob+biddulph+drawing

Have fun being illustrators and authors! We can compare pictures when we are back to school!

Another idea that you can try in your gardens. All you need is chalk and masking tape. See how creative you can be with the patterns you make. We are looking forward to seeing your creations. Please share your art work with us on Showbie!

Can you make an Elmer elephant out of a milk bottle?

RE

Over the coming weeks it would be great if you could focus on some RE learning. We are approaching a very important time for us as Catholics, and where possible it would be nice if you could spend some time reflecting on what Jesus did for us.

This is a lovely at home Holy week plan for families. We will be using it at home to help us through a very different Holy week this year!

Holy Week- an at home resource for familes

Below are a few activities, but feel free to think of your own ideas and share them with us on Showbie.

Things you might like to try –
• Retell the Easter story using the picture cards provided
• Create a comic strip of the Easter Story
• Cut out/create your own Easter story puppets and put on a show to retell the story
• Complete our Easter story word search
• Design your own Easter Egg
• Make an Easter garden
• Create your own Easter prayer

Create an Easter stained glass window      Creating an Easter story book               Easter Comic strip        Easter Egg colouring      Easter garden- craft ideas         Easter Story cards to order Easter Story Matching cards      Easter Story puppets- create a puppet show              Easter Story Word Search      Hot Cross bun recipe

Also, there are a few places where you can watch mass through live streaming. Here is one that we have been using at home where we can- Leeds Cathedral

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-xVdN6rMCG0sSgxk8Rulow

Science

This week how about trying out some science all about plants? There are a few maths links in this science work too. If you open the page, there are also video links and options for learning without a printer. Hope you enjoy this work! Anything you do, share it with us on Showbie and we will take a look!

Science and maths plants work- BBC interactive learning

SPAG

Here are the SPAG sheets that we shared on Showbie yesterday. If you don’t have a printer, you could copy some of the questions out, or out some of the words into sentences focusing on your writing target. Hope you find the activities useful!

Mat 1 Mat 2 Mat 3 Mat 4 Mat 5 Mat 6

We have found this calendar to help your minds stay healthy. Its one for you to share with your family and friends. Hope you find it useful.

Here is a great website which has some lovely ideas to do as a family and spreading kindness. You can print the resources of too. Hope you find them useful!

https://www.archbishopofyorkyouthtrust.co.uk/yla-at-home

Here are some more active lessons that you can try at home and also out on your adventures! You can upload any pictures of you completing our active challenges to Showbie! We will be trying these challenges too!

The Path to Tokyo 2020 Active Homework (1)

Thornbridge Outdoors – Active Homework 2020 (1)

MOVE MORE SCHOOL ACTIVITY DOCUMENT_KS1_1119_digital

Greenacre-Sports-Partnership-Activity-Booklet

Other challenges

We will keep looking out for great active and fun challenges that you can enjoy at home.
Take pictures of yourself doing some of the challenges, but most importantly have fun and enjoy the moment!

Here are a few new challenges that you could try! Also some new websites for you to  try!

https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/books-for-children/cooking-with-kids-gingerbread-mice

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Here are a few free websites that we are currently trying out! Hope they are helpful to you too!

Useful Links

If you are feeling curious you could check out these websites…

SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk

Science – from plants, animals to the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

Phonics – Try out some of these fun Phonics games! https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds   

Also, Twinkl are currently allowing parents to sign up for free to access some fantastic resources. These resources will support your child in all their curriculum areas. Please sign up and explore the resources at your leisure!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

Week 1: W/C 23rd March

Below are activities, worksheets and documents to support your learning during your first week of learning at home. Remember to upload any work you complete to Showbie! 

Maths 

Here are some Maths activities covering what we have learnt so far this year. Hope they are helpful!

New challenges – Adding objects- using money        Halving money          Money Word problems- challenge                Which coins would you use

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Year 2 Spring 1  Activity Mat 1     Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 2        Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 3       Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 4     Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 5     

Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 6

Websites to support you at home –

http://www.topmarks.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-collection/z6v4scw

Reading

We would love you to continue working on your reading at home! Keep our class reading challenge at the heart of all your reading! Remember you are reading all the time – you just don’t realise! Please write in your reading books all the books, signs, magazines, online stories, instructions you read! We are sure you can be creative in telling us about all the things you read! Our reading challenge board will be full when we return to school!

Here is a link to a book review for you to print and use –

Book Review 1

Book review 2

Maybe you could take pictures of yourself reading in different places? A extra little challenge for you to take on! Myself and Mrs LB will take on the challenge!

Also – could you set up a Year 2 swap shop where you share your favourite books? We look forward to hearing all about this!

Here are a few websites which are free, and can give you a larger selection of texts to read and will enhance all your child’s reading skills!

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/accounts/sign_up

http://wordsforlife.literacytrust.org.uk/5-7

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/age-5-8-1

https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Don’t forget to use our reading characters while you are enjoying your reading challenges!

Reading Characters

Writing

Here are a selection of activities that will support you in some of the things we have been learning in Year 2 so far. We will keep adding new activities over the next few weeks.

Adjective cards to create your own sentences

Capital Letters- Proper Nouns

Create your own adjectives

Create your own Monster using Nouns

Information about adjectives with some to complete

Wish List

Why not create your own ideas of what you would like to do in the future weeks and months when we are back to a more normal way of life. Have a read of my letter and see if you want to create your own!

Wish List

Rainbow Trail 

Create a rainbow trail in your community

Writing a diary- creating History

Outdoor Learning

We have researched and found some great websites that you can go on to think about taking your learning outside. Try and keep active as much as possible! Some of the activities will build on your resilience too! Keep us posted on what you get up to in the Great Outdoors!

Check out all these pages and have fun!

https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/

http://www.greatplanthunt.org/

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/

https://www.gardeningwithchildren.co.uk/family-zone/ 

While you and your families are at home we will be here to help you as much as we can. We will try and give you activities that enhance the learning that we have been doing at school, and also things that can give you some new life skills.

We think it’s really important that you try and get as much fresh air as possible, even if its just in your garden. Take walks with your family, take some of the indoor activities that we share with you and try them outside! We are excited to hear about anything you do, and give us ideas to share with our families and friends.

Also, please don’t feel like you have to get through all the activities we share. The things online and sent home are there to support you when you need it.