Monday 18th January
SPAG / Phonics
Phonics groups will be taking place with Mrs Hannah via Zoom. Please check your emails regularly for the links.
SPAG: Use the video below to access your SPAG learning for today. Remember to record your answers and send them to Mrs Down.
We have received a letter from Shen's Grandmother; use the video to hear what it says and find out what the English task is for today.
Now plan your response using the planning template below the video. Think about the questions on the planning sheet. If you cannot print the planning sheet then just write your plan on a piece of paper from home.
How many ways can you make the following numbers? The more ways you can find the harder this challenge becomes!
20 15 10 100 12
16 + 4 = 20
Half of 40 is 20.
2 x 10 = 20.
We will be finishing off our addition and subtraction work from last week with some problem solving work. Use what you have learned so far to try some of these problems. You might find it helpful to highlight or jot down the important numbers or words in the question.
You may have completed some of these problems last week - you do not need to complete them again. Make your way through the different levels.
Continue practising the letters above. Either focus on the letters you are finding tricky or keep practising your joining with some simple words such as: cap, cop, dog, gap, cog.
Download the pdf below and read the text. Then scroll down to answer some questions about what you have read. Keep scrolling to check your answers are correct.
To challenge yourself you could write some of your own questions about the text for one of your friends to answer.
Select one or two of the topics at the bottom of this page to complete your learning for the day.
Enjoy the end of the day story below and remember to send your work to Mrs Down. Well done for another great day of learning!
Tuesday 19th January
SPAG / Phonics
Phonics groups will be taking place with Mrs Hannah via Zoom. Check your emails for the links.
SPAG - Look at the image below which builds on our work with contractions. Read the blue text and decide which contraction might go in the gap above.
Can you create your own sentences using some of these contractions?
Today we will be writing our letter to Shen's Grandmother using the plans we created yesterday. Watch the video below to help you with this task.
We will be learning about mass (weight) for the rest of the week. We are learning to weigh objects accurately and practising reading different scales in g and kg. At home you could do some cooking or baking to practise using your scales. If you don't have any scales at home you could practise reading scales using this game: https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html
The lesson for today is provided by Oak academy. You can access the lesson through this link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/grams-and-interpreting-scales-75j3gt?step=2&activity=video
Answer the questions in the quiz and then watch the video lesson. There will be a worksheet to complete as part of the lesson. If you can't print this at home, do your best to write the answers down as you go. If you get stuck on the oak academy website - look for the button that says "Next." you will also need to "Close the quiz" once you have finished. If you have any problems accessing this resource then please contact someone from the Y2 team.
Warm up today by wiggling your fingers for 30 seconds. Then scrunch your hands up into a fist as tightly as you can. Hold it for 10 seconds and then let go. Do this three times!
Practise the letters or joins you have been working on. Try to keep your writing on the lines.
Use the video below to read the text. Remember to pause to read each page. It might help you to "full screen" the video. Then download the questions below and try your best to answer them.
Select one or two of the topics at the bottom of this page to complete your learning today.
For today's "end of day" story, I would like you to tell the story. Can you create your own story and tell it to someone at home? You don't have to write it down if you don't want to - just make up a story. You could record yourself telling your story and send it to Mrs Down.
Today for mental maths, practise counting in the following ways:
- in 1s to 100
- in 2s to 40
- in 5s to 100
- in 10s to 200
- backwards in 1s from 30
- backwards in 2s from 30
Then go on a shape hunt around your house. Can you recognise and find any 3D shapes? Draw a picture or make a list of all of the shapes which you find. For example, you might find some spheres in a fruit bowl!
We will be comparing and ordering objects by their weight. Learn how to make your own balance scales using this website: https://www.thoughtco.com/kid-science-make-a-balance-scale-2086574
Watch the video below to learn more about comparing and ordering weights. Remind yourself of our crocodile comparison mouths below. When you have used objects around your home and compared them by their weight, look at the worksheet below the video and have a go at ordering the weights you can see.
Warm up by drawing a picture of a dog without taking your pen off the page! Now continue to practise the letters you have been working on or the words you have been practising with your joins.
Use the video below to read the text. Remember to pause the video each time the page is turned. It might help you to "full screen" the video. Then download the questions below and try your best to answer them.
Select one or two of the topics at the bottom of this page to complete your learning today.
Today's story is read to you by Mrs Hannah. Well done on another fantastic day of learning everyone! Remember to send your completed learning to Mrs Down.
Today we will be beginning a new learning journey. Watch the video below of the "slow reveal" of the front cover. Pause the video when you are told and each time you see a new section of the front cover, add to your prediction. Write sentences to record your ideas. When the front cover is showing completely, make a final prediction which tells me what you think this text is about and why. You will need to use one of our special spelling words because.
Use the video below for your mental maths learning today. Try your best to answer the questions.
Look at the pictures and weights of the animals in the document below. Rewatch the video from yesterday if it helps you.
Can you order the different objects so that they appear from lightest to heaviest? If you cannot print the sheet then simply write or draw the animals on a line on a piece of paper.
Once you have ordered these objects you could begin to think about how much mass there would be if you added two items together. For example if you have a 15g apple and a 12g orange, how much mass would there be altogether?
Warm up by writing your name. Then write it again but this time close your eyes! How difficult did you find that?
Now continue to practise the letters and joins you have been working on.
Download the document below and read the text. Then answer the questions using what you have read.
Friday 22nd January
SPAG / Phonics
Phonics will be taking place with Mrs Hannah via Zoom. Check your emails for the links.
SPAG: Today will be our spelling test! Use the words stapled into your diary for your spelling test. If you are unsure which spellings you are working on or you got most of your spellings correct last week, please email Mrs McSeveney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When you have completed your spelling test, use our practised spelling strategies to help you keep learning them.
Use the video below to hear the story. Today watch up to 1:36.
Today's task is to give Ming your advice. In the story, a voice sings to Ming and tells him to take the wok. Do you think Ming should listen? Can he trust the old man? Would it be a good or bad thing to take the wok? Is there something special about the wok?
Record your ideas by writing a note to Ming to tell him what to do. Will you tell him to take the wok or not? Make sure you use the word because to help you explain your ideas.
Today you should finish off any work from mass and weight which you have not completed. Check answers from your addition and subtraction questions on mass and weight and identify some areas where you might need a little more practise.
When you have completed this work you should look at some of the reasoning and problem solving activity cards below. You could explain your answers to a grown-up and ask them to write down your ideas, or have a go at writing your answers down independently.
Topic - Geography:
Think about the landmarks you may have seen in England. Can you think of any that are similar to this? Use the power point below to find out more about the Great Wall of China. Then create a leaflet to tell tourists more about this famous landmark. Can you encourage them to visit?
Topic - Music
Listen to this piece of music:
Can you use body percussion to join in with the music? Body percussion is when we clap, stomp, tap or use our body to create sounds. Perhaps you have an instrument at home you could use?
You could even use junk modelling to create your own instrument or use some pots and pans and a wooden spoon to join in.
Can you make quiet sounds when the music is quieter? Louder sounds when the music is loudest? Can you change the tempo of your beats to make slower and faster sounds?
You might find it useful to listen to the piece of music first.
Topic - PSHE
Use the video below to remind you what our rights are. Try to make a note of all of the rights which are mentioned in the song to help you with the follow-up task.
Choose one of the "rights" mentioned in the song above. Split a page into two halves and draw a picture and write a sentence on each half which shows a scenario where the right is respected and when it is not respected. Try to explain how people might feel when their rights are respected and how they might feel when they are not respected. A good one to start with could be children's right to an education.
Topic - Science:
Set up an experiment to investigate the following statement:
"The heavier an object is, the further it will roll after travelling down a ramp."
You can create whichever experiment you like to investigate this statement but below is an example experiment which could also use.
For my experiment set-up, you will need:
Objects to roll: apple, ball, paper, marble, pencil
Ramp made out of a folder/book propped up
Markers to show how far objects travelled
1. Choose some objects to test out on a ramp. It may be easier if they have a rounded edge. Here are the objects I have selected; an apple, a screwed up piece of paper, a marble, a tennis ball, a pencil:
2. First, weigh the objects to find out how heavy they are. Note down the weights of each object as you do this.
3. Make a prediction to explain which object you think will roll the furthest after travelling down the ramp.
4. Set up your ramp and roll your objects down a ramp one at a time. You can make a ramp by standing a box up at an angle.
5. Place markers to show where each object stops rolling.
Did your heaviest object travel the furthest? Did your lightest object travel the shortest distance? Why do you think this happened? Record your results using a sentence to explain what happened.
Topic - Art:
In art we will be attempting to create our own version of this art work, called: Bamboo in ink.
You will need:
Potato or sponge - with knife or scissors (ask a grown-up.)
Black paint - if you don't have any paint you could always use a black colouring pen to add your bamboo leaves.
Use the video below to see the steps to create your picture.
Topic - RE:
We have been learning about the story of The Lost Son. You can remind yourself of this story using the following video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-FH62O_9sI
Or by downloading and reading the power point attached below.
We know that God shows people love by forgiving them when they sin. We also know that people who worship God and follow his teachings are called Christians.
The question I would like you to reflect on today is:
Can you think of different ways that Christians show love towards God?
Use the pictures below to help you think about your ideas. Can you create a list of ways that Christians show love towards God? Can you draw pictures to go with your ideas? Perhaps you are a Christian and you can explain why and how you show love to God?
Topic - PE:
Join in with this 5-minute work-out. See if you can keep up with Joe!
Topic - Wellbeing: To help us keep a healthy mind and remain positive, it is important that we learn how to relax and calm our bodies. Some people like to read, to colour or to pray to help them calm down. Look at the activities below and try some of them. Which of the activities help you to feel calm?
OPTIONAL English and Maths Homework