If parents or carers have any questions about the work set, please use the email address to contact your child's class teacher.
Miss Davis - Class05@holytrinity.bwmat.org
Miss Entwistle - Class06@holytrinity.bwmat.org
Useful FREE Educational Resources
Whilst we are off, we will be setting 3 lessons each day. English/Guided Reading, Maths and a Foundation subject (Topic, RE, PE etc). Due to the current situation, lots of educational resources have opened up their websites and resources FREE for all parents to use. Below is a list of websites and log ins.
Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
You will need to sign up with your personal email address and create a password of 8+ characters. Please put the occupation as parent. There is an offer code box where you put: uktwinklhelps
PE: Below is an attachment for some PE activities.
In addition to this, Joe Wicks has his own YouTube channel called 'The Body Coach TV'. We use this at school and it is a great resource to get children moving! There are many child friendly workouts on his page that you can do. Also, he will be going live every day (Monday to Friday) and teaching PE/workout sessions for children. This will start at 9am.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
White Rose Hub: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
No log ins needed. Our next unit is fractions which White Rose have resources available for, which could be looked at before or when we move onto that unit.
Online reading: We have sent home 3 reading books per child. We appreciate that this may not last you for the period of time we may be closed. However, Oxford have now made their e-books and audio books free for parents and children to use from home. Parents will need to register on the website which is free.
Here is the link: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Music: The children thoroughly enjoy their music lessons and asked if they would still be able to do these from home. Currently in music we have been learning to play the Boomwhackers. However, as these instruments are not accessible from home, we will obviously not be able to continue with this learning. Therefore, some of the music lessons we will be uploading during the coming weeks may be adapted versions of areas we have already covered as well as other ideas for your children to enjoy.
We know that this is a very uncertain and difficult time for a lot of us. We have attached a document which is great to use with children who are feeling anxious or worried about the Coronavirus. It is also a great tool to start conversations with your child about Coronavirus in a very child-friendly way!
Attached below is aYear_2_Term_3A_Week_5_Word_Search.pdf document from Emerging Minds which has some useful information for parent, carers and teachers to help us deal with children's concerns about Covid19. It is a very difficult time for us all but together we can get through it.
Home Learning work
Today we are doing our voyage writing. We would like you to write about what you are excited for in the Summer Holidays. Remember to try and include the things we have learnt in Year 2:
- Full stops
- Exclamation marks
- Question marks
- Interesting Vocabulary
Today we are focusing on something we touched on, on Friday. We will be looking at when pictograms represent more than the value of 1. Please go through the PowerPoint to help explore this again and then complete the activity and learning review.
Today we are applying our knowledge about the differences between our country and Kenya. We would like you to pretend you are from Kenya and to write a postcard to a person of your choice about what it is like living in Kenya. Thinking about the different things we have looked at: the location, animals and the way they live.
Please find attached this week’s Maths skills.
Class Worship videos:
Well done to the whole of Year 2 for working so hard with these dance routines!
Class 5 Worship video:
Class 6 Worship video:
Handwriting practice: Lots of you have asked us about handwriting practice at home. We have attached a booklet that we think may be really useful for you to work your way through. It includes all the spelling words for Year 2. This is not compulsory but it is an excellent resource to use for children who may need some extra support or want to practice their handwriting.
Today in English, we are going to write our imitation of the text ‘Hedgehogs’. You will need to use your story map to help remind you what was said in the text. Remember we will be using the features of a fact file. You should have a title and sub headings.
Today we are going to look at reading data when using pictograms. Use the PPT to help introduce what a pictogram is. One picture can represent the value of 2, so if there are 2 pictures the value would actually be 4. Then please complete the activity and learning review.
Firstly, we would like you to think about why God put Jesus down onto earth?
God wanted his son to come to earth to show and share God’s stories and how we should behave.
Jesus gave us some good news! When Jesus was on earth he shared some good news about God:
- Friends to the friendless (Jesus would look after all and taught us to be kind to one another).
- Christians should say sorry – God understands that we make mistakes but we need to understand we have done wrong.
- God is a kind father
- Importance of saying thank you.
When Jesus came down to earth he shared with us the good news about what God is like. What we as Christians can do to show God that we are good and follow him.
For your task, we would like you to think about the different bits of good news that Jesus shared with us – why are they important? For example, why is being friends to the friendless important?
Please test your child on Week 4 of Spellings.
Today we are going to complete the rest of the months of the year. As well as looking at words to describe time.
Please complete the activity – a spelling activity linked with Maths = extra fun!
Today is our green and pink lesson for our Guided Reading. If you need to go over last week’s Guided Reading feel free to go through. If not, please find attached the pink review.
Today we are starting a new unit: Statistics. Statistics means how we represent numbers and data. In our first lesson we are going to look at tallying. I know we have used tallying to record our house points so hopefully this won’t be new to us. For tallying we use a line to represent 1, then two lines to represent 2 etc. When we get to five we cross the fifth line over the 4 lines. Firstly, please go through the PowerPoint and then complete the activity. Once you have completed the activity please complete the learning review.
For PE, we are holding a virtual Sports Day. We would love you to be able to partake as unfortunately we won’t be able to hold our annual Sports Day. In school, we have started to partake in the different events. There are 5 events. You don’t need to complete all events today but could complete them throughout the week and next week. If you would like to partake in this virtual Sports Day, please e-mail myself or Miss Davis with your scores and which house you are in. Then we will add them to our spreadsheet and Mr Barker will be totalling all the results up. I wonder which house will win?
The below document is an interactive timetable. There are hyperlinks to videos that will show you how to complete and score each event.
Today in English we are going to imitate a text. By imitating a text, it helps us learn how to write in this genre of text. Do you remember how we imitate? To imitate a text, we firstly create a story map looking at the text. We draw pictures that represent different things for us. For a fact file, I think it I important that you make sure in your story map you include any sub-headings and where there are new paragraphs. Today, we would like you just to create the story map. Tomorrow, we will write our imitation.
We have come to the end of our unit on measurement. Please revise anything you think you need some extra work on and then complete the end of unit assessment.
Today we are going to compare our lives to those who live in Kenya. Thinking about things that are similar and things that are different. Firstly, recap what we learnt about the Maasai Tribe on Monday. Then watch this video:
The video will go through what it is like living in the Maasai Tribe according to a child.
Once you have done this, please complete the learning review. For the learning review, you need to draw a picture of your life compared to Naresiah’s life in Kenya. For example, for the first picture – it shows Naresiah’s house. You will then need to draw a picture of your house and write a sentence underneath. Once you have done this, there are some questions for you to answer.
Today we are thinking about secrets. Can you explain what one is? We sometimes all keep secrets and they can be for good reasons:
- planning a surprise birthday party,
- Buying a present,
- E- safety reasons (passwords),
Discuss how you feel when we keep a good secret. Discuss how a secret sometimes makes us feel upset, worried or scared. In these circumstances it is good to tell a trusted adult what is worrying you.
Please then watch this video to help explain when it is important to share a secret with an adult.
Once you have explored abut different secret types. Could you create your own PANTS poster? To remind everyone about the importance of keeping things private.
Today we are starting a new English unit – Fact files! Fact files are non-fiction. They give us lots of information about the topic. Today we are going to be thinking about the features of a fact file. Remember – features are what we would expect to see in a certain genre of text.
Firstly, look at the exmaples of fact files. Can you come up with a list of features that you are seeing? What common things are you seeing in the different examples.
Hopefully you would have seen some of the following:
- Sections (each section has a sub-heading)
Once you have generated the features of a fact file. Please complete the learning review and identify the features. Remember – features are common in the genre but aren’t always in all of them.
Today we are looking at reading thermometers. Firstly, if you go through the PowerPoint it will help introduce this subject. There are several slides that gets you to go read the temperature on a thermometer. You do not need to go through every slide – as many as you wish.
There are two activities and then an optional GD activity. Once you have completed these please complete the learning review.
In today’s lesson, we are going to listen to different styles of music and think about how they make us feel. Music can provoke a wide range of emotions and feelings.
You will need to open and print the document below called Listen and Draw. Then please open the document ‘Activity’, which will explain the lesson and has the necessary links:-
Please find this week's maths skills sheet attached.
Today in Target literacy, we are going to refresh our memory on adjectives and verbs. We have covered this many times during the year so this is not a new concept.
Verb = a doing word (an action) = e.g. throw, jump, sing etc.
Adjective = a describing word = e.g. small, gigantic, blue, black etc.
Read through the text on the activity sheet and colour in all the adjectives in one colour and the verbs in another.
Today in Maths, we are going to be thinking about millilitres and litres. Sometimes, it is appropriate to measure in millilitres to measure smaller amounts of liquid. Sometimes, we need to measure in litres when we are measuring larger amounts of liquid. Can you think of examples of when we might measure in millilitres and litres?
Look at the activity sheet attached. Which is the more suitable measurement - millilitres or litres?
Then, complete the learning review.
Today in Topic, we are learning about a tribe who live in and around Kenya. They are called the Maasai tribe. Read through the Power Point attached to learn more about them. If you wish, research more about them online to find out more about them. Then, complete the learning review - can you write down key facts that you have learned about these people?
Today is Arithmetic day! Please select the correct level for you.
Today in English we are going to be editing our writing from Wednesday. We have done lots of editing in Year 2 this year and learned how to make our writing better! On Wednesday, we asked you to complete a piece of writing including the following;
Our first job will be to make additions. If you didn't include all of these things, maybe you can add these in! In school, we would normally use our purple polishing pen for our editing sessions. If you do not have a purple pen or pencil, you could use another colour (pen or pencil).
Then we would like you to proof read your writing and make revisions where appropriate - have you included capital letters and full stops? Does it make sense or have you missed words out? Check your spellings also.
In today's lesson, we are going to be exploring the different types of prayers. Christians believe that God hears all prayers and he answers them too. Sometimes he might say 'no', 'yes' or 'wait' - a little bit like a parent or teacher. He helps guide us by answering our prayers or showing us signs.
Have a look through the following prayers that people have written to God. What do you think God's response could be?
Spellings: Please test your child on Week 2's spellings.
Phonics: To ensure we fit in all the spellings for this year, we have decided to skip to Week 4's spellings (months of the year). You can also practice and learn Week 3's if you would like to.
Please go throught the Power Point attached and complete the worksheet. This week's spellings are on the months of the year!
Guided Reading: Today in Guided reading, we are moving onto a new text! Our text is called 'Handa's Surprising day' so links in well with our English. I have attached the text for you to read and the learning review to complete.
Maths: Today in Maths, we are going to continue our learning about measuring in Ml and L. Do you remember how many millilitres there are in a litre?
1000 ml = 1 l!
Today we are going to complete the rest of the activities on this document (you should have completed the first sheet yesterday) and then complete the learning review.
Today we are going to set you some challenges to work through:
Try these again - can you beat your personal best?
Today we are going to measuring in millilitres and litres. Just like when we measured in grams/kg, we use a scale to measure. It would be great if you could complete the practical activity with your child! Scales go up the side of the jug - can you spot it? How many millilitres can your jug hold? I have attached the activity that we would complete in school. If you would like, you can change the ingredients for the magic potion or alternatively, complete an activity of your choice that enables your child to practice measuring using a measuring jug. Doing it practically is the best way to learn about measuring in millilitres/litres! It is also a sunny day so perhaps you could enjoy water play in the garden whilst measuring out different amounts of water at a time! Have fun!
Then, we would like you to look at the Power Point attached.
We would then like you to complete page 1 of this sheet. Tomorrow, we will complete the rest of the pages on this document. You can do this today if you wish.
Today we are going to be re-writing the end of the story 'Handa's surprise'. You may want to re-watch or re-read (if you have the book) this story.
Can you remember the language techniques we have learned in this unit so far?
Your task today is to rewrite the ending of the story and try to use as many of these technqiues as you can. Look back at the work we have done so far - you could steal ideas of writing you have already done.
Today we are going to present our information about your chosen African animal! You should have completed lots of research about your animal last lesson. In school, we will be taking turns to present our information. Alternatively, if you would like, you could create a poster using the information that you collected.
In PSHE today we are going to be thinking about how we can keep oursevles and others safe in the case of an emergency. We have been incredibly lucky and a local police officer has offered to help us with our learning. His name is Jake and he will be helping us with our learning over the next couple of lessons which is very exciting! Watch the video below. Once you have watched the vide, have a discussion with your parent or sibling - do you know what to do in an emergency? Do you know your home number? Address? How to phone the police/ambulance/fire brigade?
Complete the worksheet attached to learn these facts that may help you to protect others.
Police are very special people and help to protect us in everyday life. If we find ourselves in an emergency, we can phone 999 and ask for either the police, the ambulance or fire brigade - depending on what emergency is. They all work together to keep us safe. Sometimes we may need to tell a police officer or paramedic key facts about ourselves so they can help us and others around us. Remember, we should only tell a trusted adult (e.g. our teachers, paramedics, parents, police) our details.
We are extremely lucky that Jake has created videos for us to watch! He has kindly made two more videos for you to learn a bit more about the police and the equipment that they have that helps us keep us safe. Here are two videos for you to watch.
Today we are going to be comparing different measurements of weight. First, go through the Power Point to learn more about comparing measurements. We are going to be using the greater than >, less than < and equal to = signs. Throughout the year, we have used these symbols a lot so this is not a new concept. Remember the crocodile always wants to eat the biggest number (see attached poster). Read the scales in the main activity 1 and use the symbols to show whether the weight is greater than, less than or equal to the other weight.
Then, complete main activity 2 and the learning review. Remember 1kg = 1000kg.
Today we are going to be focusing on different sentence types.
Simple sentence – no conjunction (e.g. I went to the park)
Compound sentence – FANBOYS (see attached poster) (e.g. I went to the park and I had lots of fun.)
Complex – I SAW A WABUB (see attached poster). (e.g. when it was hot, I went to the park.)
Today we would like you to read or listen to the whole story ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as ) first. Then, we are going to focus on the pages with the antelope and parrot. We would like you to re-write this part of the story (in your own words) using a range of simple, compound and complex sentences. You can add in lots of extra detail for these pages to make it exciting!
Challenge: To underline in 3 different colours identifying the different sentence types you have used.
E.g. Underline in pink the simple sentences.
In music this week, we are going to think about the performance of a story, similar to drama. We will see how added actions and sounds can interpret characters and animals and bring the story to life. As per the last two weeks, we will be using voices and body actions to achieve this.
Please open the document below ‘Activity’, which will explain the lesson and has the necessary links.
Today we will be doing some creative writing. It is important we try and include all our Year 2 writing elements but today we are particularly focusing on writing in the correct tense either past or present. I would expect most children would be writing in past tense for this activity. We would like you to write a recount of your favourite family holiday or if that is too painful at the moment with holidays looking limited, please write about a family day at the beach.
Other Year 2 writing components is:
- Full stops
- Exclamation marks
- Question marks
- Interesting Vocabulary
Last week we learnt about fronted adverbials and inverted commas – could you even use these too? That would be blue work! Also a Purple Ticket if we were in school!
Today we are continuing with our focus on reading scales in g and Kg. If you have scales at home and are able to do so, we would like you to complete the below activity. This works on weighing different items you have. Then reading them on the scales – hopefully some going over a Kg.
Once completed, complete the learning review.
Today we are going to think about the different animals that live in Africa. Firstly, go through the below PowerPoint. We would then like you to pick one of these African animals and research about them. Find out what they eat, where they live, anything about the animal. We are only researching the African animal today and will be presenting the information in the next Topic lesson.
Please complete the Maths Skills document throughout the week.
Yesterday we were introduced to using inverted commas (speech marks) in our writing. Today we would like you to apply this knowledge rewriting the story of Handa’s Surprise. The story doesn’t have much narrative in but the pictures tell us a lot. So we need to make sure we are adding more detail to the narrative. As we are adding speech, you need to make up the speech that Handa is saying. Let’s have the animals talking too – what are they saying when they are stealing the fruit out of the basket?
Today we are starting a new Maths unit: measurement again but with weight. Today we are looking at reading weights. We measure in a unit called grams or kg. Sometimes people weigh in different weights like ounces but today we are going to focus on grams and kg. You could discuss with your child different units they have heard of and when they are used. Go through the Power Point attached to learn more about grams and kilogrammes.
If you are at home and you have some scales that will be useful for the first activity. They may be digital scales which will say exactly what the weight is. We will be reading scales that are not digital and you need to read what weight they are. If you do not have scales at home - don't panic! You can complete the activity sheets and perhaps discuss with your child how scales work.
If you do have scales, complete this practical activity.
Once you have practised with weighing real life items. Please complete the activity (there are two).
Today we are thinking about praying. Christians pray because they think God is listening, and sometimes God answers prayers in good or surprising ways. Jesus taught us to pray to God. We have thought about different times that someone may pray or when in a previous unit.
We would like you to look at some examples of prayers (Activity sheet) and work out the reason why that person made that prayer. Can you match them with these reasons:
- They had a great day
- They feel afraid
- Someone they love is ill
- They’re looking for a friend
- They are watching a lovely sunset
- Someone has been unkind to them
- They’ve done somethng they are sorry about
- They saw a TV story about people being hungry in a faraway place.
Firstly can you test your child on Week 1 of the new spelling booklet.
This week we will be looking at homophones and near homophones - there are so many we can’t fit it in to one week.
Please find attached this week’s PowerPoint and activity. The activity is a code word jumble puzzle. The powerpoint may not work on tablets if it doesn't work that isn't a problem: please think about what context each homophone is used.
Today is our green and pink lesson for our Guided Reading. I know here in school, we struggled with sequencing the events. If you need to go over last week’s Guided Reading feel free to go through. When sequencing the events we need to look through the text and see what happens first from the ones available (last week’s sheet), that would be number 1. Then what happens next? That would be number 2.
Please find attached the pink review.
We have come to the end of another unit! Wow – who knew that you would have done so many units whilst home learning. Please recap anything you are struggling on and revise and then complete the end of unit assessment.
Yesterday in school, we did an Avenger work out. I will attach a picture of the workout below. We only managed to get to level 1. 3 rounds of the workout. See how you get on! I personally think 3 rounds was quite a work out!
In English today, we are going to introduce the children to a new bit of punctuation. This is something we have never covered before. We are going through different areas of grammar and language in this Handa’s Surprise unit.
Have you ever noticed in your reading book what happens when someone is speaking? Maybe your child has noticed this? If you haven’t, have a look in your reading book (if it is a narrative) – is there any speech? If so, what do you recognise?
Yes when we use speech in a story we use some new punctuation. This punctuation is called speech mark – or the technical term is called inverted commas.
Please go through the PowerPoint below to introduce to using speech marks. Don’t worry if you are finding it quite tricky, we are just introducing you to this new punctuation.
Once you have looked through the punctuation please can you complete the activity. There are some speech bubbles and we would like you to write them using speech marks. For example for the first one, “Read me a story,” asked the young girl.
Today, we are going to use our knowledge on measuring in metres and centimetres and apply it to reasoning word problems. It will cover different things we have already learnt but you will need to apply your skills to word problems. Remember it is always help to read the question first, read it again and then underline any information that is important. Then workout what calculation you need to work out.
Please complete the activity and then the learning review.
Today, we are hopefully going to find out the answers to some of the questions we had on Monday about the different photos.
Firstly we would like you to watch these two videos:
If there are any facts you found out from these videos, can you record them on your worksheet or in your book. Then go through the PowerPoint – hopefully that will give us even more facts. Please can you record these in your book.
Have you answered any of your questions from Monday? If so – can you answer these questions.
Today we are thinking about our family network –who is in it. We would like you to start off with making a family tree. Please find the attached document. Can you write different family members on the tree. If you are printing it out, you can use the leaves to write your family member. If you can’t print – draw your own tree and add your family members to it.
Once you have done this, can you think about who you would go to in your family if you needed to talk to someone? Maybe it would be a different family member depending on the problem? Discuss and explore this with your adult at home, your favourite toy.
In our current unit of Handa’s surprise, we are going to be looking at different ways we can improve our writing. Last lesson we looked at using adverbs to help describe. Today we are going to be looking at using ‘ly’ starters to start out sentences. These are called fronted adverbials. They are adverbs that we put at the front of our sentence. For example, Excitedly, Handa started walking to see her friend. ‘Excitedly’ is an adverb as it says how Handa was walking but it is used at the start of the sentence. This is what we call a fronted adverbial.
Another example: Surprisingly, Handa didn’t realise that tangerines were in her basket.
Can anyone recognise what punctuation we are using after our fronted adverbial? Yes correct – a comma! After a fronted adverbial we need to use a comma.
Firstly can you think of as many fronted adverbials as you can and create a bank. Here are a few for you:
Once you have got a bank of fronted adverbials. Can you now write the story of Handa’s surprise including the monkey, ostrich and zebra and include fronted adverbials.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as if needed.
Yesterday we looked at comparing measurements using the more than, less than and equal to sign. Today we are going to be looking at ordering measurements from smallest to largest or largest to smallest. If you can go through the PowerPoint this will introduce the topic. After this, please complete the activity and then the learning review. The activity has 3 worksheets. The first worksheet is the easiest, second sheet a bit harder and the third one is the hardest. Feel free to pick which level you work at or complete all of them. Once you have complete the activity please complete the learning review.
Our music focus this week is based around the story ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’. We will be thinking about mini-beasts and sounds to recreate their movement. In school, we would have had two lessons on this, as we would have used the percussion instruments but as this is not possible, I have condensed it into one lesson. I have therefore added the task we would have done in our second lesson, (a mini-beast composition) as an extra activity/extension that you can also do if you wish as I think you will enjoy it.
Please see below the following items you will need for this lesson:-
POWER POINT – ‘The Cautious Caterpillar’
RESOURCES – Activity 1 – Butterfly Ball Sounds
Activity 2/Extension – Butterfly Ball Sequencing
Please find attached this week's maths skills sheet.
Today in Target Literacy, we are going to be learning about suffixes. We have already learned a lot about suffixes in our English and phonics lessons. A suffix is a sound that we add on to the end of the word to make a new word (i.e. -ing, -er, -est). Work your way through the Power Point attached to refresh your memory about suffixes. Then, we are going to be adding suffixes to the end of adjectives to make them into nouns. Please find attached the worksheet. There are 3 different activities that you can complete. They are rated from easy (1 star) to difficult (3 star) - please complete the worksheet of your choice.
Today in Maths we are going to be comparing measurements using the signs < (less than), > (greater than) and = (equal to). We have done this many times over the course of the year so this is not a new concept for the children. We have had some technical difficulties uploading the Power Point. We are only able to upload as a PDF. Please make your way through this document and discuss the questions.
If we were in school, we would use rulers or metre sticks to compare objects found around the school.
If you have a ruler or tape measurer, you can complete our practical activity first.
If you do not have a ruler or tape measurer, please complete the main activity below.
Everybody should then complete the learning review attached below.
In topic, we are moving onto our new unit all about Africa! Today we are going to look at pictures of a place called Kenya. Please go through the Power Point first. Then, we would like you to look at the pictures attached. What do you think each picture is showing? What can you learn about Kenya by looking at the photos? Your task is to come up with a question you'd like to ask about each photo. As we learn about Kenya and the different groups of people and their way of living, hopefully you will be able to answer your own questions!
Today we have our arithmetic lesson. Please find attached a green, pink and blue sheet. Please complete the sheet of your choice. If you found the sheet easy, then challenge yourself on the next one!
Today we are moving on to our new topic which is all about AFRICA! We are very excited as it's a lovely summer unit. In English, we are going to be exploring the book 'Handa's Surprise'. Unfortunately, we have had some technical issues at school and I am unable to scan in the book. However, I have found a lovely video on YouTube of a person reading the story to you. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIV_xYi0as. This video is lovely as it has animated the book and made it come alive! When you look at the story, discuss the setting. A setting is where a story is set. That's right! This story is set in Africa. What do you notice?
Today we are going to be learning all about adverbs. Adverbs is a type of word. It's a little bit like an adjective (a describing word) but an adverb describes a verb (a doing word). For example, Miss Davis quickly ran across the playground. The adverb 'quickly' describes how I ran across the playground. Can you think of any other adverbs? Write them down in your book.
Did you think of any others?
Have a look at the pages we have attached. The monkey was rather naughty in the book and stole some fruit! Can you come up with some sentences to describe how the monkey did this.
Today we are going to be thinking about God's love for us. During our Spirituality day back in March, we explored this in depth with our class. How do we know that God loves us? When God made the world, he gave us lots of gifts. For example, he gave us;
Have a think about the different gifts that God has given us. Can you order these gifts in order of importance. You may want to discuss this with an adult or sibling. Remember that this is a matter of opinion and you may think differently to other people. Write them down in your book from 1 (most important) to 10 (least important). You must explain WHY you have chosen that order.
Please test your child on Week 6's spellings.
We have now moving on to our next booklet! I have attached the new booklet for the next 6 weeks.
Our phonics this week will be focusing on homophones and near homophones. Please go through the Power Point and complete the wordsearch attached.
Today in Maths we are learning how to measure in metres. 1 metre is the same as 100cm. To measure in metres, we use a metre stick or a tape measurer. We usually measure bigger objects in metres (e.g. a house, the size of a room, a car etc.). The first task for today is to go through the PowerPoint and complete the interactive questions. Discuss when we may want to measure in metres or measure in cm.
We appreciate that many of you won't have equipment at home to do the main activity that we would normally do in school.
If you do have a metre stick or tape measurer, complete the activity attached. Don't panic if you don't!
Everybody then needs to complete the learning review attached below.
We are continuing with our book 'Brave nurses'. Please find attached the next section of the text and the learning review.
For today, we would like you to choose an activity.
Activity 1: Create your own obstacle course. This could include hopping from one place to another, crawling underneath a chair and finally a stepping stone (your patio or make your own 'steps' using markers such as jumpers, hoops, rope etc.) Be as creative as you would like - we would love to see your creations!
Activity 2: Create your own circuit workout. Create 4 stations in your garden and in each station provide an instruction. You could write this down and challenge a family member to take part in your circuit. Some examples could be; sit ups, star jumps, push-ups, heels to bottom, high knees.
Good luck and have fun! You're doing great!
Today we are learning how to measure in half centimetres. If you look really closely, you will notice tiny lines in between the centimetres. These are called millimetres. There are 10 millimetres in between each centimetre. This is useful for when objects are not a complete centimetre in length. I have attached a picture below for you to look at. Can you see that the leaf is 3 and a half centimetres because it is half way between 3cm and 4cm. We write this down as 3.5 because it is 3cm and 5 mm long.
If you have a ruler at home, complete the following activity. Practice drawing lines to a certain length.
Then, complete the learning review which is attached below.
If you don’t have a ruler at home, use the link below (select level 2) to practice measuring in centimetres and half centimetres.
Today in English we are going to be writing our final piece about Edith Cavell! We are going to produce an information booklet or poster which is punctuated properly. In Year 2, we expect the children to write in full sentences and using full stops, exclamation marks or question marks where appropriate. Please use your planning sheet from yesterday to complete your final write! Good luck!
Today we are going to think about everything we have learned so far. We have learned about habitats and the different types of habitats there are. Your task today is to plan a mini-beast hotel for your garden! I have attached some pictures for you to look at and be inspired by! Think back to everything we have learned throughout this topic. You may want to talk to your adults and think about what resources you have that you could use for your minibeast hotel! Use the learning review to plan your mini-beast hotel and label what you are going to use.
If you would like, it would be fantastic if you then made your mini-beast hotel and watch the animals live in there!
In PSHE today, we are learning about how we can keep ourselves safe when we are out and about. Have a discussion with an adult or sibling and think of different ways we keep ourselves safe when we are walking outside. This might include: how to cross a road safely, rivers, lakes or at the beach. Road safety is very important and something that we learn when we are very young! We would like you to listen to this song attached and listen to the words. https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/safer-journeys-anthem/
You then have a choice of activity today.
Task 1: Can you come up with an alternative song or rhyme to help keep us safe when we are out and about?
Task 2: Create a poster to help people to keep safe when they are crossing roads - you may want to use the words stop, look, listen, think on your poster.
Today in Maths, we are moving onto our next unit of measurement. We will be learning how to measure lengths and heights in both centimetres and metres. For this unit, it would be useful if you have a rule or tape measurer. Don’t panic if you don’t as we have found a few online resources that use online rulers. First of all, we would like to look at a ruler (either on the link or an actual ruler) and find the side that has centimetres (cm). Sometimes rulers also measure in inches so we need to make sure we are measuring using the correct scale. When we use rulers to measure, we need to make sure we start at the 0 and not the end of the ruler. Use this link below to practice measuring in cm.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm - Select level 1.
If you have a ruler at home, complete the following task:
I have attached an activity for you to complete. There are instructions to follow to ensure that the sheets are accurate. If you do not have a printer, that is no problem. Just make sure that your screen is set to 100% on the zoom option.
If you do not have a ruler at home, complete the following task:
Continue to play the measuring game online - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm
Today in English, we are going to be planning our information booklet about Edith Cavell. Please complete the planning sheet ready to write our final piece of writing tomorrow!
Last week we started looking at the piece of music called ‘The Carnival of the Animals,’ composed by Camille Saint-Saens. We are going to continue our work this week using this music and in particular ‘pitch’. We will then choose our own animal, thinking about how it might move, the speed it moves, how loud it might be or whether it would have a high or low sound.
Please see below the following items you will need for this lesson:-
POWER POINT – The Carnival of the Animals – exploring pitch (I have altered some of the slides and added the links you will need for this lesson at home).
RESOURCES – manuscript paper.
Today we are doing our creative writing. This theme is ‘The Lion King’. We would like you to write come creative writing based on the film ‘The Lion King’. This could be a retelling of the story or maybe a recount of when you went to the cinema to go and see the film.
Voyage 1: We would you like to focus on using capital letters at the beginning of your sentences and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark at the end of the sentence.
Voyage 2: We would like you to focus on using an apostrophe for possession. Can you get this in your writing at least twice.
We have reached the end of our unit on time, Please continue to ask your child to read the time whenever you can as this is so important and it is what us teachers find the hardest to teach in class as children grasp it at so many different levels.
Today we would like you to complete the end of unit assessment on time. Feel free to do some extra revision to refresh your memory from the weekend before you complete.
Today we are looking at food chains. To begin with we would like you to watch this video to introduce the topic. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/32076/habitats-and-food-chains-fox-and-hedgehog . Once you have done this please go through the PowerPoint to help consolidate.
Can they think of any examples of a food chain?
We would then like you to draw 3 food chains in your book.
Please complete your maths skills sheet throughout the week. Just to make sure we don’t forget these vital maths skills.
We have now finished our Maths unit on time. We are going to complete a revision session today on telling and writing the time. Go through both PowerPoints and have a go at the questions that are included. Then, complete the worksheet attached that helps you practice telling the time. The answers are also attached at the end of the document for you to mark your own work! Remember... if the minute hand is between the 12 and 6, we use the word 'past' (i.e. 10 minutes past). If the minute hand is between the 6 and 12 and is making it's way around the clock to 12 then we say 'minutes to' the next O'clock (i.e. 20 minutes to 5). The Power Point will explain this to you also.
Today we are going to look at past tense. When we write an information booklet about a historic person we write in past tense. This historical person lived in the past so things that they did would be based in the past. Firstly, to check our knowledge on words in the past tense we would like you to complete the activity. Once you have done the activity, we would like you then to write a paragraph about Edith Cavell or something you have done in the past and write in the past tense.
We are moving onto a new RE unit this half term. This unit is a Christian unit called Gospel. Firstly, we would like the children to come up people that they would choose to help them change the world. Why would you pick these 12 people? Explain that Jesus chose 12 men to be his world-changers, but they were not who people might expect. We are going to look at the story from the bible Matthew 9:9–13. This tells the story of Jesus choosing Matthew the tax collector as one of his 12 disciples, a man nearly everyone disliked. Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgy6TWuUkK0 Then we would like you to create some freeze frames (or draw these freeze frames as we understand it may be difficult to do freeze frames at home) of different events in the story.
Freeze Frame 1: Jesus healing people
Freeze Frame 2: Jesus meeting the tax collector Matthew. Children to represent that people disliked tax collectors.
Freeze Frame 3: Jesus eating a meal at Matthew’s house with other tax collectors.
Please test you child on Week 5’s spellings.
This week we are looking at common exception words. These words are words that can’t be spelt using our phonic knowledge. Please find a PowerPoint and an activity to help.
We are continuing with the same reading text called 'Brave Nurses'. Please find attached a new learning review with new questions on. If you found the previous Guided Reading review sheet difficult, please take this time to have another go and/or polish your learning.
Today we are going to look at comparing intervals of time. For example, We start school at 8.45am and Miss Entwistle does the register at 9am. How much time has passed? I would count from 45 minutes (number 9) and count in 5’s until I get to o’clock. It is 15 minutes. If you still have your clocks you made, it would be very useful if you use these to show how many minutes have passed from one time to another. It will help you count the minutes.
Please find attached the activity and learning review.
For PE, we would like you to have some races in your garden. What different ways could you travel the length of your garden. Can you sprint, do frog jumps, skip? Can you think of some more? We did that in school today and it really got our heart pumping!
Following on from our work yesterday using question marks. Today we are going to look at another sentence type – exclamation. Exclamation marks are used when we are wanting to show that a sentence stands out – we are exclaiming it! We are going to practise using a full stop, question mark and an exclamation mark today. Firstly, look through the activity and you need to work out what goes at the end, either a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. A question is used when it is a question, exclamation if we are exclaiming it and a full stop if it is a statement – just a sentence that doesn’t need an extra oomph of the exclamation mark.
Once you have completed this activity, for your learning review can your child write a paragraph or two about Edith Cavell and try and use at least 3 exclamation marks in correctly.
Telling the time takes more than a few lessons together in school. Please try and continue to ask your child to tell the time and practise. It is one of the hardest things for children to grasp at school. Today we are still looking at time but we are looking at how many minutes are in an hour etc.
Please go through with your child:
- There are 60 minutes in an hour
- There are 24 hours in 1 day
- Half an hour is 30 minutes
- One quarter of an hour is 15 minutes
- Three quarter of an hour is 45 minutes
Then complete the activity which is ordering some time vocabulary including weeks, months etc.
Once you have completed the activity, please do the learning review.
Today we are going to find out about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Firstly, please go through the PowerPoint to go through these terms. Here is a video also, you may like to watch: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tgv2-sc-19-quick-facts-herbivores-omnivores-and-carnivores-video
Then there are some pictures of different animal (this of course can be drawn rather than printed) and to be placed in the correct place in the Venn diagram.
Today we are going to be thinking about online safety. Children and adults use the internet probably most days and it is really important that we remain to stay safe online.
Firstly, we would like you to watch this video:
Once you have watched this video can you look through a poster that has been created to promote online safety – discuss why it is good. Once you have done this, please can you complete your own poster to promote online safety.
Today we are going to look at using questions marks. We have done this lots in class before and the children should know that we use a question mark when asking a question. Sometimes these are used in information texts to give out information. For example, ‘Did you know questions. Today we would like the children to use question marks to give facts. They could practise with writing Do you know questions about yourself. “Did you know Miss Entwistle use to work at Disney World Florida?” “Did you know Miss Entwistle has a cat called Meeko?”
The PowerPoint may be of assistance. Once you have practised doing some about yourself, if you read through the information about Edith Cavell and then can you write some ‘Did you know’ statements about Edith Cavell.
On the third slide it shows how you can use questions also for sub-headings. You could always think of some sub-headings you could use for an Edith Cavell information booklet.
Today we are looking at telling the time but to 5 minute intervals. We count the clock from 12 and then each number represents 5 minutes. If the clock is from 12—6 then it is so many minutes past. If it is 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 it is x minutes to the next hour. Please use the online clock from yesterday to help or a clock from your household. Please find attached the activity and learning review. We understand this may take a bit longer than a lesson to get the hang of it. Something that I’m sure will need to be continued throughout the year to check telling of the time.
During the second half of our Summer Term we will be looking at various topics in our music and consolidate the learning we have done in year 2. I have tried to adapt these in order that you can access them at home.
Over the next few lessons, we are going to be thinking about animals and how these might be represented in music.
Please see below the document ‘Activity’ and follow the lesson and the links you will need.
We hope you all had a lovely Half Term. We really were treated with the weather – who needs to go abroad?!
Today we are focusing on compound sentences. We have discussed these at school before. A compound sentence is two main clauses (that make sense on their own) that are connected by a FANBOYS. Can you remember what FANSBOYS stands for? FANBOYS are co-ordinating conjunctions and stand for:
F is For
A is And
N is Nor
B is But
O is Or
Y is Yet
So is So
These are the only co-ordinating conjunctions and if these are used within the middle of a sentence to connect two main clauses there sentence is a compound sentence. Please go through the PowerPoint to help explain further and complete the compound sentence activity. The review slip is attached also but is not needed.
Whilst we were on half term, maybe you were still practising telling the time? We use time all the time – is there a clock somewhere in your house? Just in case we have forgotten over half term, please recap firstly with o’clock and half past. Today we will now be moving on to quarter past and quarter to. Show where these are using your clocks you made or maybe a clock you have at home. Quarter past points at the 3. If you remember, if you cut a circle into 4, this is what quarters looks like and it is the same with the time. The big hand points at the 3 and this is quarter past and then the little hand points at the number it is past for the hour. Once you are confident with quarter past, please then look at quarter to explaining that you are then saying the number of the next hour.
Online clock website - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock
Reminder: There are two fun games on Twinkl. If you have your own Twinkl account, you can search for 'What's the time Mr wolf game' or alternatively, here is the link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg-ga-178-whats-the-time-mr-wolf-game/114218
Or, you can go on to the 'Twinkl go' website and use our code 'HC0567' to access the game.
If you remember, before half term we learnt what a habitat is. We looked at different habitats and how different animals are suited to a certain habitat. Today we are going to look at ‘micro-habitats’. Do you know what this is? Or could you hazard guess?
A micro-habitat is a habitat on a very small scale – e.g. under a rock.
What type of micro-habitats could we find in our environment?.... Under fallen leaves, logs, stones, underside of leaves.
Please go through the provided PowerPoint and then complete the activity which is to go on a hunt for micro-habitats. What living things do you think we may find outside? Where will we find them? When you are finding these micro habitats remember our rainbow values and how important it is to be kind and respectful to all animals. Whilst you are looking round the school/garden/nine springs/local outside area, you can complete the learning review where you need to identify the micro-habitat and what animals you found there. We have also attached a mini-beast tick list - how many will you find?
Please find attached the maths skills document for this week.
Secret Agent Training:
Miss Entwistle and I arrived to school today to find a very special parcel on the doorstep! We are delighted to announce that the Secret Agents have given you ALL a certificate for completing your Secret Agent training! Hoorah! You should all be very proud of yourselves as you've worked so hard all year long. We will keep them very safe until you all eventually return to school. Well done Year 2 - we are very proud!
Arithmetic: Please find attached a blue, pink and green sheet. You can choose which level you complete.
English: We are on our final phase of our nurses unit in English. Next, we are going to be writing a non-chronological report all about Edith Cavell. We know you have made some fantastic information booklets about one of the nurses in your topic learning so you have a head start! In English, we are going to be focusing on the features of a non-chronological report. Look through the examples attached... can you think of features that they all have?
Non-chronological reports should have:
Next, complete the learning review identifying the features above.
P.E.: We would normally have P.E. this afternoon. As it is the last day of term, you are free to complete a physical activity of your choice. We have recommended some activities that you are welcome to complete if you wish too.
- Go for a walk/run/bike ride with an adult,
- Jo Wicks workout,
- Cosmic yoga,
- Create your own workout,
- Create your own dance routine.
Please note: Next week will be half-term so there will be no set home learning on our page. There will also be no compulsory homework set. However, we will upload optional tasks if you wish to complete! Have a fantastic half term Year 2 (and parents as you thorougly deserve it!). You have worked SO hard this half term learning from home and we couldn't be prouder of you all. Keep up the good work and most importantly, enjoy the glorious sunshine whilst it lasts! Miss Davis and Miss Entwistle :)
Spellings: Please test your child on Week 4's spellings.
Phonics: This week we are going to be learning about the possessive apostrophe. We have learned that an apostrophe can be used to replace a missing letter (contraction). Apostrophes can also be used to show that something belongs to somebody. For example; Jacob's pencil or Emma's folder.
I have attached a Power Point for you to make your way through and a wordsearch.
Guided Reading: We are continuing with our text 'Brave Nurses'. You will need to read the next few pages of the book (see attached). Then, complete the comprehension questions on what you have just read.
Maths: Hopefully yesterday you were able to make yourself a clock! I have been blown away by the clocks I have seen - well done everybody! Today we are going to continue our learning on telling the time (O'clock and half past). Can you make the following times on your clock? (You may need an adult to check your answers!)
1) 5 O'clock,
2) Half past 12
3) 8 O'clock
4) Half past 9
Once you have done this, have a go at telling and drawing the time on the main activity. I have also attached the answers so you can mark your work. Then, once you have finished, complete today's learning review.
R.E.: Today in R.E., we are going to be learning about the significant objects and artefacts that are used by Muslims. Have a look at the pictures and think about what you think it might be and how it is used. Then, go throught the Power Point to find the answers. Were you right? Once you have gone through the answers, complete the learning review which is attached.
English: Today we are going to write our diary entry in the perspective of Mary Seacole. Use your planning sheet to help you to write this. Remember to include all the features of a diary;
Remember that each box represents a paragraph so once you have finished one box, you will need to miss a line to start the next paragraph.
Today in Maths, we are starting our new unit on 'time'. Today we are going to recap our Year 1 learning and remind ourselves on how to tell the time for 'O'clock' and half past. Before we do our tasks on this, we would like you to find an analogue clock in your home. An adult may need to help explain to you how a clock works. A clock has an hour hand (the shorter hand) and this tells us what hour we are in. The longer hand is the minute hand and this tells us how many minutes have gone past and going to the next hour. What numbers can you see on the clock? What number does it go up to? That's right! It goes up to 12.
Your first task is to create your very own clock. This will help you to complete future tasks in this unit. You can be as creative as you like. I have included some inspiration pictures to help you. I have also included an template which you can use if you wish.
Your next task is to use the online clock (or you could ask an adult to use one in your home) and learn what the clock looks like when it is 'o'clock' and 'half past'. Use the online links to move the clock to o'clock and half past. If you have another person in your home that wants to help, they can ask you to make different 'o'clock' and 'half past' times and you can make this with your clock. Alternatively, you can make the times below on your clock.
Online clock website - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock
OPTIONAL: I have also found two fun games on Twinkl. If you have your own Twinkl account, you can search for 'What's the time Mr wolf game' or alternatively, here is the link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg-ga-178-whats-the-time-mr-wolf-game/114218
Or, you can go on to the 'Twinkl go' website and use our code 'HC0567' to access the game.
Last lesson in topic, we compared living things, things that are no longer living and things that have never been alive. Today we are going to think about living things and their habitats. Your first task is to go through the Power Point exploring global habitats. Each living thing is suited to their habitat in order to survive. Once you have made your way through the Power Point and answered the questions throughout.. can you explain to an adult or a sibling what a habitat is? Write your answer in your home learning book. Then, we would like you to look at the pictures of habitats on the activity page. Can you match each animal to their correct habitat? Once you think you have, think about why that animal is suited best to that habitat. At the bottom of the activity page, I have included the reasons as to why the animal is suited to the habitats. Read them and try to match it with the correct animal. If you do not have a printer at home, you could write in your book the name of the animal, their habitat and a reason as to why it is suited to that habitat.
I have attached an answer sheet so that you can check your answers and mark your own work!
Our unit this half term is all about showing our emotions. A lot has changed for us all recently and we are sure that you are feeling lots of different emotions. We would like you to read this book online (https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx ). You may want an adult to read it with you. Lots of you I'm sure are worried about what is going on and you may have lots of questions about lots of different things. We all have emotions and feelings (even adults!) and it is important that we always communicate our feelings to other people because they will be able to help you or make things feel better. It is normal to have a mix of emotions and you may feel different emotions at the same time. You may feel sad to not be at school but happy because you are spending more time with your family for example. After you have read the book, you have an option of which task you wish to complete. You could complete both if you wish.
Task 1 - Discuss with an adult the feelings that you feel inside you and how they make you feel. Create a character for each emotion you feel. What would your worried character look like? What colour would it be? Repeat this activity for all the feelings you feel.
Task 2 - Draw an outline of yourself or use our template of a person. How have these feelings made your body feel? For example, you may feel fizzy in your tummy when you have been excited or worried. You may feel really heavy when you are sad etc. Write all of these adjectives inside of your body and explain when you have felt those emotions.
Remember it's OK to feel lots of different emotions and remember that Miss Entwistle and I are still here for you all and we are only an e-mail away!
Today we are going to plan a diary entry written in the perspective of Mary Seacole. We would like you to re-watch the YouTube video (
https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=FZDfibPtBlI&t=11s) and think about how Mary must have been feeling at different points of the video. We are going to use our boxing up method to help us plan our diary before we write it tomorrow. Pretend you are Mary and you are helping in the hospitals in the Crimean war. Please find attached the planning sheet.
I know lots of you are having difficulty with the link for the video. This link should work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDfibPtBlI&t=11s
We finished our unit on shape yesterday in Maths. Today we are going to complete the End of Unit assessment to see how much we remember.
Last week our focus was on ‘Pitch’ and we are going to look in more depth at dynamics and tempo during today’s lesson. Again, as with pitch, both these elements create the overall effect to a piece of music.
Please see below the document ‘Activity’ and follow the lesson and the links you will need. The attached document ‘Resources’ has blank manuscript paper you can use if you wish.
This week we are doing creative writing (like we do fortnightly) where you can show all the things you have learned in Year 2! Remember you can write a recount, a story or a diary. The genre is your choice but we would like you to include the topic of a ‘picnic’. I’m sure many of you have may have had a picnic over these past few weeks... in your garden of course! Please find the Learning review for both Voyage 1 and Voyage 2.
Today is our final lesson on shape. We are going to be looking at and comparing 2D and 3D shapes in everyday objects. We can recognise these shapes when they are represented as a shape but what if they are an everyday object? Please go through the attached PowerPoint.
Can you look round your house or maybe during your daily exercise? Can you find some 2D shapes? Can you find some 3D shapes? Then sort these objects in your activity and compete the learning review. See below.
Today we are starting our new topic: Living Things! This is a Science topic so we will need to get our Science hat on. Today we are learning about some things can either be living, no longer living or never been alive. Please go through the attached PowerPoint and discuss how we know something is alive. Discuss how living things move, feed, grow, reproduce and use their senses.
Plants are alive – they just do these things in a different way.
For your activity, there is a table where we would like you to sort the pictures into whether they are living, no longer liver or never been alive. You could always do this during your daily exercise rather than using the pictures provided.
Please find attached the maths skills document for this week.
Attached is a word document with a hyperlink to the answers to the SATs paper. This is OPTIONAL and it is not expected for you or your child to mark the paper. It is here if you wish to use it. These papers are not being used for any assessment other than for the Secret Agent Training programme.
Secret Agent Training:
Well done! You have completed all of your Secret Agent Training. We will await post from the Secret Agent Training team to let us know how you all got on! I’m sure you have all done amazingly!
Today you are going to imitate the diary entry from yesterday. Yesterday you should have created a story map that reminded you of what was said in the diary example. Today you are going to write this diary entry up using your story map and your memory – you may have rehearsed the entry yesterday. Remember to include the diary features that are within the example.
Today in Maths we are going to be thinking about both 2D shapes and 3D shapes. Remind yourself – what is the difference between a 2D and 3D shape? When we look at 3D shapes (look at ones you may have made, or online) is there anything that is similar to 2D shapes?
A 3D shape has 1 or maybe 2 2D shapes on their surfaces (or faces). For example a Cube has a square shape on all of its faces. Whereas a triangular prism has both a triangle and a rectangle as their surfaces. One of the rectangles is on the bottom so you may not see this when the shape is sat on a t table.
Firstly, can you use the shapes you have already made and identify them, or ones that are on the internet. I will attach an activity if you want to remake some 3D shapes. Once you have done this please complete the learning review.
Today in RE we are going to go over the things you learnt last week after watching the videos. Hajj is a special journey made by Muslims at some point in their life. Re-watch some of the videos from last week if you wish or go through the PowerPoint below that explains the different stages of this journey. Once you have familiarised yourself with this. Complete the learning review. In the Learning Review you need to write a sentence or two about the different events that happen during Hajj.
Secret Agent Training:
I’ve been advised by some Secret Agents that you are all doing so well in your training so far. Today is the final assignment! Today you will be doing a Maths Reasoning paper. This is where you need to use your Maths skills and apply it to word problems. Remember you need to work out if you need to add, subtract, multiply or divide. Sometimes there are 2 step problems. So you may need to add 2 numbers together first and then subtract your new number by a number in the word problem.
For the first 5 questions your adult at home needs to read them out for you. Please find attached. Good Luck everyone!
Please test your child on Week 3 of the spellings booklet.
This week we are looking at contractions. We have learnt about contractions before i our Target Writing lessons. This is when two words e.g. can not are made into one word e.g. can’t and we use an apostrophe to replace the letter that is missing. Please find attached a PowerPoint and some handwriting practise which practises this week’s spellings.
Today we are going to imitate a diary entry. We do this lots in our English writing as it helps us learn how to write in this genre (text type). For today’s lesson you aren’t going be writing it yet, we will do a story map first. We do this lots in class also, before we imitate the text we learn the text from memory and a story map. Today you need to draw pictures in a story map style which will help you remember the example text which is attached below. You can then practise learning it from memory.
For today’s PE lesson, we would like you to do a just dance video off YouTube. You can pick a video/song of your choice from their YouTube channel here:
Secret Agent Training:
Today we move onto assignment number 2! I hope assignment 1 went well – I know the Secret Agent Training team will advise us once all assignments have been completed. Assignment number 2 is a reading paper. You will need to read some text and then answer questions about it. Good Luck!
Following on your work with 3D shapes we are going to recap the different features the 3D shapes have. If you made the paper 3D shapes these will help you also. Today we are going to look at the different properties that 3D shapes hold. Please use the PowerPoint to explain the different properties and go through some examples. I will upload the PowerPoint as a PDF also as that will be a smaller file to download. Slide 2 will explain the properties faces, edges and vertices. Once you have done this you can complete the activity and learning review.
Today is our final lesson of our topic Nurturing Nurses. We hope you all enjoyed it – I know I certainly enjoyed planning it. Today you are going to write your information booklet on your chosen nurse. We understand this may take more than one lesson so do not worry if you do not complete today. You have your planning document from last lesson with all your facts on. Today you are presenting this information in an information booklet. You can be as creative with this as you like – I know when I was at school I would fold my piece of paper in different ways to make it look like a booklet. You can do your title in bubble writing. We look forward to seeing them.
Today we are thinking about how everyone goes through changes. There are changes in nature and changes for us also. Unfortunately sometimes we also suffer loss, whether it is loss of a toy, friendship or loved one. Please explore the attached PowerPoint with your child and discuss and share about feelings. If you have time to do so, create a poster to encourage someone to speak to someone if they need help with their feelings. Remember – a problem shared is a problem halved!
Secret Agent Training service:
We had our letter from the Secret Agent Training service last week. The secret agents have to keep working during this global pandemic - they have a very important job! Today is our first Secret Agent Training assignment. You have been given an Arithmetic paper. To be a secret agent you need to be able to do Maths on the spot, whenever it is needed. Luckily, I know you have all been practising so this won’t be a problem!
Today we are looking at noun phrases and expanded noun phrases. We have done this several times in Year 2. A noun phrase is when you have an adjective to describe a noun: juicy apple, red apple, green apple. An expanded noun phrase is when you have more than one adjective to describe the non: juicy, red apple. Bright, blue sea. Glistening, calm river. When we use more than one adjective we MUST put a comma in between these adjectives.
Firstly we would like you to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZDfibPtBlI&t=11s
Whilst you are watching the video you may want to record some notes of things you can see especially when Mary Seacole is taking her journey to Crimea. After you have watched the video think about the challenges that Mary faced. How would she have felt sitting on the boat going to Crimean war?
Your task today is to write a setting description on Mary Seacole’s journey to Crimea. A setting is where something is happening so for Mary Seacole’s journey to Crimea she was on a ship. You can talk about your senses, what can be seen, what can be heard, smelt and felt. To help you, before you write your setting description you may want to record some noun phrases and expanded noun phrases on a bit of paper. These noun phrases you can then include within your setting description. Remember when we are writing a description we are using complete sentences and other bits of information but adding in noun phrases and expanded noun phrases to describe what it is like.
Today we are going to look at ‘Pitch’ in a little more detail. During our previous music lessons, we have discussed pitch as well as other many inter-related dimensions of music such as beat, rhythm, dynamics, tempo etc. Pitch is an important element of any music as it helps to create effect.
Please see the attached Power Point to which I have added some extra slides. The beginning of the Power Point explains a little more about how sound is made and shows some examples of pitch. I have then put a link for you to listen to the sound/pitch other musical instruments and objects can make. The next slides include a few activities and an extension you can try if you wish:-
· A mini investigation.
· Finding objects around the house or garden that make a different pitch/sound.
· Use the rhythm clock to sing various rhythms using your voice at different pitches.
· Extension – singing familiar songs – using your voice with different pitches to explore the effect it might have.
Unfortunately, the PowerPoint that was intended to support this lesson is too big to upload on to the website. We will continue to try and upload this but we have managed to upload it as a PDF for you to go through. The only difference using a PDF is that you won't be able to listen to the sounds that would normally be played by clicking on the listening ears. However, you can discuss the sounds or YouTube the different sounds if you wish. We do apologise - we are learning new technology skills every day as I'm sure you are too.
Target Literacy: Today we are going to be learning about the four different sentence types; exclamations, statements, commands and questions. Go through the Power Point first. Then, complete the actvity sheet attached.
Maths: Today we are going to learn about the properties of 3D shapes. We apprecaite that many of you won't have 3D shapes in your house. For today's task, we would like you to go through the PowerPoint and see how many 3D shapes you can remember. We are going to learn today about the properties of a 3D shape. If you have a printer, you can make the 3D shapes to identify the vertices, edges and faces on the 3D shapes. We would like you all to find 3D shapes in your house and to identify the vertices, faces and edges on each shape.
Topic: Last lesson you should have selected one of our significant nurses from the past (Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell or Mary Seacole) and researched further information about them. Today we are going to use the planning sheet attached to plan our information booklet that we will write at a later date.
I have attached this week's Maths skills sheet if you wish to complete this at home. We give this out on a Monday and the children usually complete this by Thursday.
Arithmetic booster club: Please find attached this week's arithmetic task if you wish to complete this.
Today is a bank holiday to celebrate 75 years since VE day! There is no Home Learning today but to mark this important day, we have attached lots of different optional activities that you can complete if you wish to. VE day stands for Victory for Europe day. It was the day when Germany officially surrended and therefore, the war had ended. Millions of people celebrated peace after a long time being at war. I have attached a PowerPoint and some videos for you to watch and to learn more if you would like to. Have a fantastic long weekend (let's pray for some sun)!
SECRET AGENT LETTER
We are so excited to share with you all a letter that we have reeived this morning from the Secret Agents! I have attached it for you to read.
Spellings: Please test your child on the Week 2 spellings.
Phonics: This week we are going to focus on adding the suffix -tion. Please take your time to go through the PowerPoint and then complete the activity sheet.
Guided Reading: We are continuing with the same reading text called 'Brave Nurses'. Please find attached a new learning review with new questions on. If you found the previous Guided Reading reivew sheet difficult, please take this time to have another go and/or polish your learning.
Today we are going to be identifying and naming 3D shapes. 3D shapes are something that you can hold. Look at the 3D shapes on the wordmat. How many did you know? How many can you spot in your house? Once you have done this, complete the activity attached.
Do you remember we asked you about a special journey you had been on? Today we are going to learn about a very special journey that Muslims complete in their life called Hajj. This special journey is called a pilgrimage. Muslims travel to Mekkah to complete Hajj. Hajj is the five pillar of the Muslim faith. Watch the videos and learn all about this very special journey.
Today we are going to move on to our next phase of our English unit which is based on diary writing. We are now going to be focusing on Mary Seacole and using our knowledge from our topic lessons to apply to our writing. Previously in the year, we learned all about diaries and wrote diary entries based on Guy Fawkes. Today we are going to refresh our memories and look at examples of diaries and try to identify the features. Can you spot them all?
- Dear Diary,
- Time conjunctions (first, secondly, next etc.),
- First person (I),
- Discusses feelings,
Once you have spotted these all in the examples, can you identify them on your learning review?
Today we are going to continue our learning about symmetry. If you like, you can watch yesterday's bitesize video to refresh your memory. Today we are going to recognise lines of symmetry in shapes. There is some tricky words that you may come across in these worksheets. Vertical means a line that is going from top to bottom (standing up) and horizontal means a line going from side to side (lying down). Some shapes have more than one line of symmetry. If you're not sure, use your mirror (if you have one). If you don't have a mirror, you can fold the sheet to find out where the lines of symmetry are. Remember, the shape HAS to be identical on both sides of the line for it to be symmetrical. Complete the activity sheet and then complete your learning review independently.
We are coming to the end of our topic learning about nurses and we will be spending the next couple of lessons completing our application of skill. We have given you an introduction to each of the three significant nurses from the past. Your task is to choose one significant nurse that we have learned about; Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole or Edith Cavell. Next, we would like you to research more information about this nurse and record your facts on your learning review. We know how much you have all enjoyed this unit and we are so glad!
Our current unit in PSHE is all about our emotions and feelings and how to appropriately react to them. This is very fitting for the circumstances that we are finding ourselves in. It is so important to talk and discuss feelings and ways in which we can manage them. There are booklets and stories that focus specifically on the Coronavirus so you could go through these if your child is feeling worried about it. They approach the situation in a child-friendly manner. Today we are going to think or strategies we can use to manage difficult feelings. If we were in class, we would use our PSHE bear to share which emotion we are feeling and why we are feeling that way. I would then model and have a go at completing some of the strategies below and have a discussion where the children could share alternative strategies or things that they do when they feel frustrated, angry or worried. It is also important to note how we feel after completing the strategies. Some strategies may work for some of us, but may not for others.
You don't need to complete all of these activities. Just a selection or a few. Then your task is to choose the ones that you felt helped and write them down on the dice activity sheet. If colouring helps you, you could draw a picture and colour it in at a later stage. Maybe you could leave a space for a drawing if this helps you. Make the cube and whenever you feel worried, frustrated or angry you can roll the dice and complete a mindfulness activity.
Today we are going to write our final letter! On Friday, we planned our letter using our 'boxing up' method. Use this planning sheet to write your letter today remembering to leave a line for every new box (paragraph). Remember to include full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and/or question marks (if you ask a question in your writing). Good luck!
Today we are going to learn all about symmetry. Watch this BBC bitesize clip to introduce this concept (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztpyr82). Use a mirror (if you have one) to show the mirror image to these pictures (activity 1 sheet). If you would like, you can try and draw the reflection but you don't have to. Then, your next task is to draw the symmetical reflection to the shapes on activity 2 sheet. Be careful to make sure that it is definitely symmetrical. You may have to count the squares and make sure that it is exactly the same on both sides of the symmetirical line. I have also included an optional sheet if you wish to complete. I have attached a template of a butterfly and your task is to create a symmetrical pattern on its wings. You can be as creative as you wish.
We have been learning about rhythm and exploring this in different ways during year 2. Think back to the rhythm clock we have used in school and when we have clapped the amount of syllables in our names or favourite foods. Today, we are thinking about how words fit around a rhythm, together with making up our own Spring/Summer rhythms.
Mrs Cartwright has kindly put together activity instructions, interactive power point and work sheet you will need. Please see attached.
Today we are doing our creative writing and writing towards or Voyage. We would like you to write either a narrative, a description or anything you wish that has a Magic Carpet in. Please find below voyage 1 and voyage 2 learning reviews.
Today we are starting our new Maths unit on ‘Shapes’. YAY! Today we are looking at naming 2D shapes and how many sides and corners it has. Attached is a PowerPoint that goes through each shape and its properties as well as an activity and the learning review for today. Maybe you could find some of these shapes within your house today!
We are coming to the end of Nurturing Nurses topic (we will still be doing more in English). Today we want you to think about all the 3 nurses together. Do they have any similarities? Do they have any differences to one another? Similarities mean do they have anything that was the same? For example: all 3 nurses helped in a war. Differences is the opposite – things that they don’t have the same. Please record any similarities and differences.
If you wanted to practise your Maths Skills this week:
Today we are going to plan our final letter! We are going to be writing a letter from Florence Nightingale to the British Government explaining how hospitals need to improve and the current state they are in. The planning document is divided into boxes with a question to give you a hint into what to write about in that paragraph. Remember - we are only planning today! You just need to write notes (you can use bullet points) about the different things you plan to write about.
· Florence Nightingale
· nurse working in Crimea
· Writing today about problems in hospitals.
Today we are going to complete our end of unit assessment for Fractions. Feel free to do any revising first and going back over what we have done in this unit. I know yesterday you did some revision also. Then please complete the end of unit assessment.
Today we are learning about what the 5pillars of Islam means. Firstly, we would like you to watch this video (if you are able to): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9U8T8x1AhQ
Then you can go through the PowerPoint below which will give you some more information on what the 5 pillars are. The learning review today, is to write an explanation of what each pillar represents.
Today is a Friday (hoorah!) so I have attached an In-class Worship video. This parable is taken from Luke 10:25-37 and called 'The Good Samaritan'.
This half term, our value is kindness. Your task is to show an act of kindness to a friend, a relative or a neighbour who lives near you. Your act of kindness could be a postcard, a drawing or something of your choice. You may need an adult to help you deliver this act of kindness.
There is also a song that we would like to you to listen to or sing along to! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLWkvEli_EE&feature=youtu.be
Please test your child on Week 1 of the Summer Term Spelling document.
This week's phonics/spellings is looking at adding the suffixes -ly and -less. Please find attached the PowerPoint that goes through the spelling rules when adding these suffixes and a word search if you wish to complete.
Remember - if the root word ends in a 'y' and is more than one syllable you need to take of the 'y' and add an 'i' before adding the suffix. E.g. Happy ---> happily.
Today we are starting a new text! The text is called ‘Brave Nurses’…. Any idea who it might be about? The text is a non-fiction text and gives us factual information. When looking at the text, how can we tell it is non-fiction?
Please find attached an extract from the text ‘Brave Nurses’ and the learning review sheet. Remember, an extension is to always make up some of your own questions but these questions must be able to be answered from this piece of the text – not your own knowledge.
We have come to the end of our Fractions unit, but it is our understanding that we have found some parts of this unit a bit challenging. Fractions is always a challenging area of Maths. When I was in Year 5 (Miss Entwistle), I remember fractions was what I found the most challenging and now I love them! So today we are going to have a bit of a refresher. There is an activity on finding fractions of a shape and number. If you have felt comfortable with fractions please complete the blue greater depth reasoning challenge.
Please feel free to scroll down and re-watch the videos created by Miss Davis. It is also really beneficial to use concrete objects and draw things out for fractions so use anything around the house.
Firstly for finding fractions of a shape, the shape has been cut into different parts. For quarters it is cut into 4, thirds are cut into 3 and halves cut into 2. If you are to colour ¾ in you would colour 3 out of the 4 parts.
Finding fractions of a number, if you are finding ½. You split your number into two parts. This can be done using objects from your house or drawing circles and dots. Like we did when dividing. Finding ½ of a number is the same as dividing it by 2. Remember 2/4 is the same as a half so you can use the same way of working it out. If you are finding 1/3 of a number, you need to split your number into 3 circles. Then how many objects or dots are in one circle. If you were to find 2/3 of a number, how many objects or dots are in 2 of those circles? For quarters we need to share your dots or objects into 4 circles. ¼ how many are in 1 circle and ¾ how any in 3 circles? We are using our dividing skills here for fractions!
For your PE lesson today, we would like you to have a go at practising some throwing (and possibly catching if you have a sibling who is happy to do an extra PE lesson). We would like you to practise throwing a ball (if you have no balls, you can use a pair of socks tucked into one another) and aiming to throw the ball into a basket, bin or your playmate! How many times can you get the ball into your target? If you are playing with someone else, how many times can you throw and catch the ball without dropping it?
Remember to still join in with Joe Wicks whenever you have the energy to do so! I try for 3 or 4 times a week and try and run 3 times a week too!
Today we are going to apply our knowledge on using exclamation marks. We are going to use explanation marks to describe what the hospitals were like in the 19th Century, before Florence Nightingale change hospitals for the better. To help remind you the state of the hospitals we would like you to re-watch the BBC Florence Nightingale video https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt
Once you have done this, please write a description of the hospitals using exclamation marks.
Today we are looking at equivalent fractions. This means that some fractions are the same, they have the same amount. Luckily, in Year 2 it is a bit easier than other year groups for equivalent fractions. Don’t panic parents! We need to understand that ½ and 2/4 are equivalent – that is it! Drawing out a circle and shading ½ in is the same as if you shaded in 2/4. We have discussed this in our arithmetic lessons as sometimes we try and trick the children by saying 2/4 of 12 rather than ½ of 12. The children are not easily tricked through! Attached is a PowerPoint to help visually show how these two fractions are important and then an activity and learning review. For the activity they need to shade in ½ and 2/4 of different shapes to help see visually how these two fractions are equal.
Today we are going to be creating a timeline! We have found out about 3 very significant people and we are going to order events in their life into a timeline. A timeline shows events that happened in order they happened. For example:
2012 – I was born.
2016 – I first started school.
2019 – I joined Class 6 with Miss Entwistle or Class 5 with Miss Davis.
2020 – I started to be home-schooled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This will show when these important nurses were around. The most important thing is to understand how the years work. We are currently in 2020. Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. This year was in the past. It is easier to split 1820 in saying the number 18 and then 20. Mary Seacole was born in 1805, so 18 and 05. Both nurses were born in 18 something, which is smaller 05 or 20? 05 is, so Mary Seacole was born before Florence Nightingale and when ordering these dates in a timeline this would go first. Some of your dates have 19 at the start, these would go after the ones beginning with 18. Have a go and try your best! You can print and cut and stick, or just write the events in order in your book.
Today we are going to look at different words for the same feeling and how some emotions you can tell by how someone looks. Firstly, open the document called Emotions Thesaurus. Explore how the emotion happy (yellow) can also be described in so many different words. Do this for the other 5 emotions and feelings. Then, look through the emotion pictures and explore what emotion these different pictures show. You can discuss these with a family member – including your pets! Once you have done this please complete the learning review.
We have seen some lovely letters written as if you are Florence Nightingale. The use of paragraphs has been very impressive – well done! Today we are looking at the use of exclamation marks. We have talked about exclamation marks before, but it is an important bit of punctuation to go over again! Below is a PowerPoint to go through exclamation marks and an activity on exclamation marks. Tomorrow we will apply our knowledge on exclamation marks and use them in our own writing.
Following on from counting in halves and quarters. Today we are looking at counting in thirds on a number line. If you remember, thirds are 3 equal parts. So we can have 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 which is the same as 1 whole. I’m sure we are in the swing of it now after doing halves and quarters. Once we reach one whole we then can go into 1 1/3, so 1 whole pizza and 1/3 of a pizza. 1 1/3, 1 2/3, 2, 2 1/3… and so on. Below is the activity sheet attached and today once you have completed the activity sheet we will need to use all our knowledge on counting in halves, quarters and thirds on a number line and complete our Learning Review.
Well done on making some fantastic instruments, I really was impressed with how many different ideas and styles you had made. This week we are going to use these instruments, linking them into the fun songs we used when we learnt the African Drums (djembe). Can you remember about the 3 spirits of the drum or any of the names for the basic sounds we made on the drum?
Please see the attached document for instructions on today’s lesson.
On a Tuesday, I would normally have my Comprehension after school club. If you would like to have a go at some extra Reading comprehension feel free to complete. There are three different abilities. 1 Star would equate to green. 2 Star = pink and 3 star = Blue.
Target Literacy: Today in Literacy we are going to be identifying nouns and noun phrases. We have done a lot of work on this throughout the year. A noun is a thing, a person or a place. A noun phrase is an adjective followed by a noun (green apple). Your first task is to read the text on the sheet and to identify the nouns and colour these in. Your next task is to identify the noun phrases and use a different colour to colour these in.
Maths: Today we are continuing our learning on finding fractions on a number line. You can watch Miss Davis's video to refresh your memory to last lesson when we learned how to count in halves. Today we are going to count in quarters. Think back to our learning when we learned how to find quarters of a shape and number - 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 (or 1 whole). Therefore we can apply this learning to count up in numbers - 1 1/4, 1 2/4, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/4... etc. The activity sheet is attached.
Topic: So far in our Topic learning, we have learned about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. These two significant women were nurses in the 19th Century. We are now going to learn about Edith Cavell. Edith Cavell was a significant nurse from the 20th Century. Your task is to research Edith Cavell using the PowerPoint or online and record facts about Edith around her picture on the learning review. Consider why Edith Cavell was a significant nurse.
Arithmetic: On Mondays, I would normally hold my after school Arithmetic club. I have attached a worksheet that I would normally use for anybody who would like to have a go!
A Message from Mrs Carwright!
Today we will be testing Week 6's spellings. I have attached the new Summer term spelling booklet ready for next week.
We are going to be introducing our new spellings which focuses on suffixes (-ment, -full and -ness). I have attached a PowerPoint and a wordsearch to complete.
Now that we know how to find fractions of a number and a shape, we are now going to learn how to find fractions on a number line. So we are first going to begin with counting in halves. I have attached a worksheet for you to have a go at. Rememebr that each point on the number line is equal to a half. I have attached a short video to help you understand today's learning. Good Luck!
We are continuing with the same reading text called 'Sea Spray Swimming pool'. Please find attached a new learning review with new questions on. If you found the previous Guided Reading reivew sheet difficult, please take this time to have another go and/or polish your learning.
Today we are starting our new topic - Islam. In particular, we are going to be learning about Hajj and why this is important to their faith. To start with, we are going to be thinking about the word 'Journey' and what a journey means. Discuss what you think a journey is? In one day alone, we make lots of different types of journeys. On a normal day and when we used to go to school, we would make the journey to school and back then you may have gone on a journey to the shop after school. Normally a journey is when we travel from one place to another. Today I would like you to think of a special journey and really think about what made that journey so special. For example, I remember a special journey in particular I made to Exeter to meet my baby nephew. This was special to me as it was the first time I saw him! I would like you to think of one special journey that you have made and draw a picture of that special journey. Then, explain why you made that particular journey and why it was so special to you.
Today we are going to pretend to be Florence Nightingale herself and plan a letter in response to the letter we wrote before Easter. Hopefully you all managed to answer the questions that you had asked. Today, we are going to plan our letter using our 'boxing up' method. I have included a sub-title for you to ensure that we are grouping our answers in themes. This is only a guide and if you would like to change what each paragraph is about then you can! Remember, we are not writing it today, just writing our plan to help us when we eventually write our letter.
Over the last two days, we have learned how to find a fraction of a number and a shape. Today we are going to consolidate our understanding of this by completing an activity sheet. I suggest that everybody completes Acitivity 1 sheet but if you would like an extra challenge, have a go at Activity 2 sheet. I uploaded videos yesterday teaching you how to find fractions of a number and a shape so feel free to re-watch these to help you. Once you have completed, you can mark your own work if you wish as I have attached the answer sheets. There is an answer sheet for Activity 2 attached to that document.
Before Easter, the children compared hospitals from the 19th Centry to the 21st Century and we asked nurses questions. Lots of yo u emailed us your questions for nurses and we have been extremely fortunate to recieve responses from nurses who are currently working at Yeovil District Hospital. I have attached a document that has all of your answers in (hopefully). They are extremely busy at the moment and playing a significant role in society as we all know. It may be nice to go through these answers with your children and hopefully many of you will have your questions answered!
Today, we are going to continue our learning about Mary Seacole. Your task is to watch the BBC video about Mary Seacole and there is some extra information at the bottom of the page if you would like to know more. Your learning review today is to explain why it is important that we rememeber Mary Seacole. If you would like to complete an extension for today, then consider the question 'Is Mary Seacole as important as Florence Nightingale?' and write a response in your opnion.
We are moving onto our next unit which explores our emotions and feelings. During this uncertain time, this unit could be very good at exploring our emotions and how to cope with the emotions that we can feel. The first task is a fun board game! You can play on your own if you wish, or play with the people in your house. I have included the instructions and the game board. If you wish, you can adapt the rules of the game and change how the game is played. For example, rather than talking about why you felt emotion, maybe how you helped to overcome the emotion).
It may feel like a long time ago now, but before Easter, we asked Florence Nightingale lots of questions. In school, we often use drama to embed or recap on previous learning. Today we are going to refresh our memories and recap on what we have already learned about Florence Nightingale. I have attached a Powerpoint about Florence Nightingale, but feel free to scroll down and find others resources we have already included on this website. Once you have refreshed your memory, you can answer the questions you wrote in your book. For a bit of fun, you can dress up or pretend to be Florence Nightingale and ask somebody to ask you the questions like we do at school. Try your best to think about what we already know about Florence and use true facts to answer the questions. We are not writing a letter today, we are only going to try and answer our original questions we wrote in our book.
Yesterday in Maths we learned how to find a fraction of a shape using equal parts. Today we are going to be applying the same concept to find a fraction of a number. I have recorded a mini lesson for you to watch to help you understand this. I would suggest watching the video first, have a go at the activity and then complete your review independently. Normally in school, when learning a new concept we would use concrete materials to help children visually understand the concept. If you would like, you can complete the first set of questions using any objects you can find around the house and then apply the pictorial method (dividing the number up using circles and drawing the dots). There was a technical issue yesterday and I have uploaded another mini lesson on finding fractions of a shape that was meant for yesterday's lesson. If you found yesterday's lesson tricky, you can recap this learning first by watching this video too.
Just before Easter, we revisited beat and rhythm and revised some of the different notes we have learnt including their names, values and the crotchet rest. We were able to use our knowledge exploring these skills through body percussion and then a short clapping composition. We have experimented with both tuned and un-tuned instruments during the year. Can you remember which ones? (Percussion instruments, shakers, African Drums, Glockenspiels and boom whackers.) During this half term, we were going to learn the recorder, but unfortunately, we are not in school to do this. Therefore, I thought it would be good to see what kind of instruments you could make yourselves. I have put together a few suggestions for you on the attached document below, but you could also try to find an idea of your own. Once you have made your instrument, think about whether it can be used to keep a strict tempo or if it is more suitable to create a rhythm. Next week we will use your homemade instruments further.
Have fun making your instrument and I can’t wait to see some photos of your creations!
Task: Try clapping back your compositions and perhaps involve a sibling or parent to keep a strict 4 beat clap in the background whist you clap your created rhythm.
We know so many of you are enjoying taking part in Jo Wick's daily workouts which is amazing to hear. We are also doing these in school and at home to keep ourselves moving! The task for today is to create your own exercise routine including 4 moves. If you're not sure, have a go at today's Jo Wick's session on YouTube for inspiration! Enjoy!
We hope you had a lovely, restful Easter break and enjoyed the glorious sunshine we were lucky to have!
On a Monday, we have our weekly Target Writing lesson. To link in with our previous RE unit, we would like the children to retell the story of the Easter Story. Your child’s focus is depending whether they are on Voyage 1 or Voyage 2.
Voyage 1: I can join words to write a sentence that can be read by others.
Voyage 2: I can correctly use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to show where my sentences end.
Before Easter, we started out fraction unit. In the first lesson we highlighted the importance that fractions are equal amounts/parts. The shape, pizza, number etc all need to be divided into equal parts. Today, we ae looking at finding fractions of a shape. Please use the PowerPoint to visually demonstrate what a fraction is. The bottom number is called a denominator, this is how many parts the shape was cut into. The top number is called the numerator, this is how many parts a friend may have or is shaded. For example, Miss Entwistle cuts a pizza into quarters. The fraction would have a number 4 at the bottom (the denominator). If Miss Entwistle gave Miss Davis 1 slice of the pizza, she would have ¼ of the pizza -1 out of the 4 slices.
For the activity, there are some circles with a fraction written underneath. The children need to shade in that fractions. For ¾ you would shade in 3 out of the 4 equal parts. Once the activity is completed, there is a learning review to complete.
Recap the learning done on Florence Nightingale, why was she important? How did she change hospitals for the better? You could also link in with the children, how the new hospitals that have been built in London and other areas have been called the Nightingale hospitals. Why do you think they were called this? Explore with the children how Florence Nightingale was a very important nurse and today we are going to find out about another significant nurse. This nurse is called Mary Seacole, please go through the PowerPoint about her and discuss with your child (if possible). Either in your books or around the picture on the worksheet, note down some important facts about Mary Seacole.
In school, we use Maths skills sheets for our morning challenge to ensure we practise the fundamental maths skills each week. Practise makes perfect after all. As we have enjoyed our Easter Holidays and it has been a few weeks since we have done this. IF you have time, throughout the week please can you try and work through these. It is really important that your child does not forget these very important maths skills. They will be used throughout Primary and Secondary school!
Please find attached some homework to be completed over Easter. We are setting more homework than what we normally would do due to the current situation. We thought that there may be a chance that the children may want some extra activities as going outside and visiting places like we normally may do during the holidays is limited/prohibited. We don’t expect all these activities to be completed but they are here for you if you wish. Attached is an Easter English booklet, Easter Maths booklet, Easter word search and some Easter mindfulness colouring. I have also attached an activity that England Rugby have created with a range of activities. They are going to be uploading one weekly. This is Week 1 but Week 2 is ‘coming soon’. Their website is http://worldrugbymuseum.com/school-of-ruck. We have also uploaded a list of virtual activities you can do at home. This booklet is full of craft ideas, cooking ideas, virtual zoo tours and iPad games that will keep you entertained and busy throughout the holidays.
We hope you have a lovely, relaxing Easter break! Wishing you all the best and keep safe!
Today is our first lesson on our new unit of Fractions! Our first lesson is to highlight the importance that fractions are equal amounts/parts. What does the word equal mean? This can relate to the equal sign also, which we have done some work on previously. If a fraction is in thirds than the shape or number is divided EQUALLY into 3 parts. There are some pictures of fractions which the children need to look at – do all the parts look equal? There are also some questions when looking at a bar model and the number being split into different numbers – are they equal? Are they the same? Attached is a PowerPoint, an activity and the Learning Review for this lesson.
Last English lesson, the children planned their writing to Florence Nightingale. Today we would like them to write their letter to Florence. It is important that the children need to use a question mark when they are asking Florence a question. We have also started to introduce the children in using paragraphs (this is Year 3 level so don’t panic if the children aren’t quite ready for it). In the planning format, when there is a new box, this is where we should miss a line in our writing (a paragraph). Some children have really grasped this idea.
Today is our final lesson on our RE unit – Salvation. We are focusing on the main question for this unit ‘Why is Easter important to Christians?’ Thinking about what we have learnt so far this unit, we would like your child to answer that question. Remember, the importance of forgiveness ad if Jesus could forgive what happen to him that it teaches us to forgive all.
In-class worship: Mrs Cartwright and I have created a video for you this morning for a one-off in-class worship. We know that lots of you have already created a rainbow but our task for you is to create a rainbow to send to a neighbour, friend or relative. Alternatively, put it in your window as a sign of hope and appreciation for the NHS workers who are working incredibly hard!
This week we would be testing the children on Week 5 of their spelling booklet.
This week's focus for spellings/phonics is common exception words. These words don't follow normal phonics sounds and is therefore important for children to learn from memory rather than using their phonic knowledge. Attached below is an interactive PowerPoint and an optional word search. The children do love their word searches!
We are now at the end of our multiplication and division unit. Today we have an end of unit assessment that should demonstrate the children’s understanding of everything we have learnt so far in this unit. In class we would normally do some revision of what we have learnt so far. The areas we have covered are:
Please find attached the reading text for this week’s lesson and a learning review sheet to answer questions related to the text. We have looked at this text before in class but these are new questions for the text. This text and questions are taken from an old SATs paper and put into our normal format for Guided Reading.
Please find attached a PE activity. You can also do your own PE lesson or Joe Wicks as long as you are getting the children moving! Above under the useful links is some PE activities also.
Continuing on from yesterday’s work we are looking at applying the children's multiplication and division skills to word problems. Please find attached an activity and then the learning review.
Today the children are going to plan a letter to write to Florence Nightingale. We always plan a ‘big write’ before writing the piece. This helps us know what to write before we write the piece. Then when we are writing we can focus on grammar and language rather than what we are writing about.
The planning document is boxed up into different paragraphs. Each paragraph has a subject area and ideas about what to write about. The children can write in note form (bullet points) and don’t need to write in full sentences. Just a few ideas of what they will write in that section. Then when they write the letter they can add more detail.
We originally planned for a Nursing Sister from Yeovil District Hospital to come in and speak to our children about hospitals today. However, this unfortunately can now not take place. Instead, attached is a PowerPoint comparing hospitals in the past to current day. The children can then write down any questions they may have to ask a nurse about hospitals today. Hopefully they can be answered in the future.
Today in PSHE, we are thinking about the word ‘community’. What does this mean? Explore what different communities you may be part of, for example:
Explore with the children how we can be part of more than community. For the activity, children need to draw a picture of themselves in the middle and around the picture represent the different communities they belong to. Explore how different people will have different communities depending on who they are. We also may have some that we share – we all share Holy Trinity school!
Today we are bringing everything we have learnt so far in Multiplication and Division and applying this to real life/word problems. We have looked at word problems before when doing addition and subtraction. It is really important to work out what the question is asking you. A good way of recognising this is using RUCSAC.
R = Read the question
U = Underline important information
C = What calculation do you need? + - X or ÷
S = Solve the problem
A = Answer
C = Check the answer!
It is important that the children understand what the question is asking them to do and what calculation symbol is needed. Today we are going to practise applying our multiplication and division skills to word problems. Tomorrow we will do more practise as well as the learning review.
Last week the children looked at progressive past and progressive present tense e.g. he was running, she is running. After we have spent a lesson focusing on the grammar we then use this grammar knowledge to our own writing. This week we would like you to apply your knowledge on this and write about your experience of your first week of home schooling! I'm sure it got a bit to get used to it but I've already seen and heard of some very exciting things you have been up to!
Throughout our music lessons, we have learnt about beat and rhythm applying these skills in various ways. We are able to recognise different notes, their names and values, together with rests.
Please use the power point to revise some of what we have learnt. When making up you own composition, please note you can do any of the following:-
Try clapping back your compositions and perhaps involve a sibling or parent to keep a strict 4 beat clap in the background whist you clap your created rhythm.
On a Tuesday afternoon, some children attend a Reading Comprehension club after school. Attached is a new reading comprehension document. The document will have the text and then some questions. There are 3 ability versions. The first star is the easier version and the document goes up to 3 stars. Even if you don't attend the Booster club, if you fancy some more Guided Reading feel free to complete.
Maths: Today in maths we are going to recap the commutative and inverse law. We have covered this before in our addition and subtraction unit so the children should be very familiar with this concept. I have included an example at the top of the activity sheet. For example, if I know that 3 x 2 = 6 then I also know that 2 x 3 = 6. From these two sums, I also know the two inverse sums (the opposite operation) so I know that 6 divided by 2 = 3 and 6 divided by 3 = 2 - children, just remember that we always start with the biggest number when we write division sums! I have included an activity sheet for the children to complete first to practice this skill. We wouldn't normally print this in school, the children would copy the sums straight into their books. I have also attached the review that children should complete independently. If you would like to print this then you can, but again if you are unable to, the children can write the questions straight into their book.
Literacy: Today in Literacy we are going to think of questions that we would like to ask Florence Nightingale. Remember: when we write questions down we must use a question mark to signify that we have asked a question. Leave a little space underneath each question as we will revisit this at a later date and hopefully answer a few of our own questions!
Topic: Watch the clip from Florence Nightingale (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt). If you would like to, have a look at the hospital on the twinkl website (https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/t-h-150-ks1-florence-nightingale-hospital-picture-hotspots). To access this twinkl activity, you will need to enter the code 'HC3158'. This should allow you to access this for free.
The video in particular discusses the state in which Florence Nightingale found the hospitals and what she did to change the hospitals. The twinkl website goes in to more depth about how Florence changed the hospitals.
Arithmetic booster: I have attached the sheet that I would normally be using today for my after school maths booster session. Feel free to give it a go - even if you wouldn't normally attend my booster session. Good luck!
Arithmetic: Every other Friday, we have an arithmetic lesson. This lesson focuses on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). I have attached the three different sheets that we would normally use. You can choose which level you complete.
Literacy: On Wednesday, you completed a map for the letter to the rabbit. Refresh your memory of this map and try to read the letter out loud just by looking at your pictures/symbols. Then, try to write the letter by using your map and try not to look at the original letter. You can however, copy the original address on the letter or create your own imaginative address!
We know that lots of you have been very busy joining in with Joe Wicks' live PE lessons! They are tough going but as we know, exercise is very good for your body and releases endorphins which make you happy! I have included our gymnastics lesson for those of you who want some extra exercise today!
Optional FUN challenge: The ABC game - Name an animal for every letter of the alphabet!
Spellings [optional]: The spelling books were sent home on Friday with your child. Feel free to test your child on Week 4's spellings.
Phonics: On a Thursday, we introduce the new phonics sound/spelling. I have attached a PowerPoint to go through with the children. This will help you to understand the new sound. There is also an optional wordsearch for the children to complete if they wish.
Guided Reading: The children also took home their white Guided Reading book. Please can you complete the next 2 pages in this book. This may be a different page for some children.
Maths: Today in maths, we are going to use our knowledge of counting in 3's to solve some problems. I have included the answers so the children can mark their own work if they would like. Then, to complete your review independently!
R.E.: Last week, we began exploring 'forgiveness' and why this is important to Christians. This week, we would like the children to think of times where they have had to forgive somebody and how they shown forgiveness. Then, you will need to mind-map these in your book. The extension for today is to explain why forgiveness is important. Think back to our lesson last week. We explored how Jesus forgave the people who were jealous and angry with him. We also explored why Christians think it is important that we forgive people.
Optional FUN challenge: Create a dance routine to your favourite song! Our recommended song is Happy by Pharrell Williams! Good luck! Send us your pictures or videos to brighten up our day!
Today in maths we are going to be counting in 3s. If we can count up in 3's then this will help us to then learn our 3x times table ready for Year 3! I have attached 2 activities for you to have a go at.
Today in Literacy we are going to be reading an example of a letter. Discuss with an adult or sibling what the letter is all about! Then, draw a story map of the events that have happened in the letter. This will help us tomorrow when we will immitate this letter. I have attached an example of how to complete a story map. I hope this helps.
In topic today, we are going to look at artefacts to help us learn about the past. I have attached a gallery of pictures for the children to look at. Study the pictures and discuss what the artefact could be and what it tells us about the period of time when Florence Nightingale lived. There is a Learning Review to complete also. I have also attached the pictures at a smaller size that should fit in the column where the children will need to include a picture. Alternatively, the children can draw the artefact in that box.
It is important that the children question the artefacts and explore what they might/could be, how they were possibly used and to learn about the past. I have included a little explanation for each artefact but remember this lesson is about the child learning from looking and questioning the artefacts so don't worry if you're not sure either!
Optional Daily FUN challenge:
We have enjoyed finding out what you have all been up to over the last couple of days! We know how hard you have all been working and we are both so proud of you all. We appreciate that you may run out of activities to keep yourselves entertained considering the circumstances we are now all facing! So to keep a smile on everybody's face, we are going to try our very best to set daily fun challenges for your child/children to complete at home! We'd love to find out how you all get on! Today's challenge is a Garden Scavenger hunt and we are offering 2 extra points for those who find a 4 leaf clover! Good luck! Remember to keep in touch with us and keep on sending us your fantastic pictures!
Today we going to be focusing on division. We have already learned how to use grouping and sharing as a strategy to solve division questions last week. Children can use these strategies to support them if needed. However, the children should be able to use their times table facts to work these out in their head. There are two activities that the children can complete. One is a word document with lots of division sums. The other worksheet will require a QR scanner which can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet for free. If you are able to do this, the children can complete the sums and use the QR scanner to scan the answer so they can mark their own work! This worksheet is an optional sheet so don't worry if this sheet is not completed. I have also attached the review sheet. This will focus on recalling their multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times table.
Once a week, Year 2 have a Target Literacy lesson which is grammar based. One week, we will complete a grammar activity and the next week, we will apply the skill we have learned in a piece of writing. This week we will be learning about the past and present progressive tense. Verbs that are in the past or present progressive tense end in 'ing'.
Present Progressive tense: We use this tense to show that something is 'in progress' now (e.g. Miss Davis is eating a sandwich.).
Past Progressive tense: We use this tense to show that something was 'in progress' for a period of time (e.g. Miss Davis was eating a sandwich.).
I have included a PowerPoint presentation which explains this further. You may wish to go through this PowerPoint with your child as this is a new skill for the children. There is also an activity for the children to complete.
In the Autumn term we looked at how we can use our body to create a musical rhythm and how effective the different sounds could be when put together.
As a starter and reminder of body percussion please access the following Youtube links:
Popcorn Beat and Body Percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNjcdfZu3c0&safe=true
Ollie – Beat Goes on Teaching Body Percussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW2DY1OpgrI&safe=true
Please follow the Body Percussion Power Point which will refresh the children’s memories of how different parts of our bodies can make a different sound. They can be creative with their ideas and include taping their heads, shoulders, thighs, as well as clapping, clicking and stomping.
Use the pictures and grids to create a short body percussion composition. We would encourage that you begin by making this simple and then perhaps challenge yourself by making more complex patterns. If you would like an extension, the children could draw their own pictures, signs or symbols to include different sounds on to their sheet.
On a Tuesday afternoon, some children attend a Reading Comprehension club after school. Attached is a new reading comprehension document. The document is from the twinkl website which you can have free access to at the moment - it is brilliant! The document will have the text and then some questions. There are 3 ability versions. The first star is the easier version and the document goes up to 3 stars.
Today we are going to be recalling our 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. Year 2 are excellent at this as we have been practising our times tables every Tuesday. We would like everybody to have a go at 'Acitivty 1' as it's important we practise quick recall of our times tables. We have also attached an easier worksheet that focuses on counting up in the 2x, 5x and 10x table.
Today we are moving onto our next unit 'Nurturing Nurses'. This unit of work will be cross-curricular. In our topic work, we will be learning the history of significant nurses from the past (Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole). In Literacy, we will be learning how to write letters, diaries and information texts using our history knowledge that we learn in topic. Today, we are identifying the features of a letter. Look at the examples of letters and try and spot features that all of them have. I have attached an answer sheet which includes the different features we are looking for. Then, the children will be independently identifying the features of a letter on their review sheet.
In Topic today we will be making a Florence Nightingale lamp using our cardboard rolls. All of the children were sent home with a cardboard tube on Friday for you to use. Last lesson, we went through the PowerPoint attached and began our learning about Florence Nightingale. Feel free to go back through this to refresh your child's mind. We have attached a picture of a Florence Nightingale lamp for inspiration but feel free to use your creativity/imagination!
Arithmetic booster session:
On a Monday, I would normally run an after school Arithmetic booster session. I have attached the arithmetic test that I would have been using today. I normally ask the children to complete the sums independently and then I go through each question and teach how to answer it. The children can then mark their own test. Feel free to contact me if you would like any help or want to ask any questions about this (Class05@holytrinity.bwmat.org). Thanks, Miss Davis.
Last week in Target Literacy, we looked at words that are in either the past or present tense. We thought about if the word ends in 'ed' then that word is in the past tense. After we focus on the grammar, the week after we use the grammar we have learnt in our writing. Today, can the children write either a setting description or a story which is based on the season of 'Spring'. Below is the Learning Review slip we provide with a picture for stimulus. Feel free to look at other pictures online to help your child's imagination. Your child should know whether they are on voyage 1 or voyage 2.
Today we are looking at another method to work out division. This method is sharing. For this method we draw out circles and share the amount out between the circles. For example, for 30 divided by 5. You would need to draw out 5 circles, and then share out 30 dots in the 5 circles. We then count how many dots are in one circle.
Please find attached the activity and the diagnostic review for this lesson.
First thing on a Thursday we test children on our spellings. This week we are testing on week 3.
Today we are doing another lesson on using grouping to help work out division questions. We are reminding the children that it helps when working out 30 divided by 5, to draw 30 circles but in rows of 5 - this way it is easier to group. Below is the activity we will be doing (very similar to yesterdays) and a green and pink review sheet.
Today we are looking at a text we looked at last week called 'Sea Spray Swimming Pool'. The children are aware of the layout for our Guided Reading lessons. They read the text and highlight any important vocabulary (if they wish) and then answer the questions in the review sheet. Below is the test and the review sheet.
In this unit this half term, we have been looking at Salvation - the Easter Story. Today we are going to focus on forgiveness in the Easter Story. Please find attached the PowerPoint we will be looking through. We are going to discuss who Jesus forgave and why he forgave them. Attached is the worksheet we will be completing in class.
Please find attached the phonics powerpoint we would be going through with the children to introduce the spellings rule for week 4.
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Maths: Today we are learning how to divide by grouping. For example: 35 divded by 5. You would draw out 35 circles or objects (you could do this practically with objects) and group them into 5s. How many groups do you have? Answer = 7. Please find attached a few worksheets that focus on dividing using grouping and the diagnostic review for the children to complete independently.
English: Today we are finishing off our story that we started to write yesterday. Once we have finished the story we are going back through our work to edit: spelling and grammar, make some additions (adding interesting vocabulary) or making some revisions (taking some words out or slightly altering our work).
Common Exception Spelling Test: Today we are going to be testing the children on all the Year 1 and 2 common exception words. Attached below are the words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.
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Maths: In maths we have started our multiplication and division unit. Today we are learning how to use arrays as a method to solve multiplication questions. Please find attached a PowerPoint which explains how to use arrays, a worksheet that focuses on arrays and the diagnostic review for children to complete independently.
English: In literacy we are completing our application of skill today. The children have learned and already written the story of 'Journey'. Since then, we have been innovating the story and writing our own story based on this book. Today the children will be writing their final story.