Year 2

From Friday 3rd July you will be having live Mathematics and Reading lessons each day.
 

Below is the timetable for your class. 

Here are the instructions of how to join your lesson.

 

Friday 10th July 2020

Literacy
Today you will be role playing different characters from the story to your family. You need to be Mr Grinling, a seagull and Hamish. Choose different parts of the story to act as each of these characters. When you have acted out each part, write a short passage to describe what the characters are thinking.

Maths
Once you have completed the live maths lesson complete the activity below
Look at the 3D shapes below and write the properties of these shapes.
     

 

 

Guided reading

Once you have watched our live lesson complete the activity set for you below.

Read the non-fiction book set for you on bug club. What are 5 interesting facts you have discovered?

 

Phonics

Phase 5 – Revision ey, a_e, e_e, i_e

Watch the video below to revise the 4 sounds we learnt this week.

Make a table of 4 columns with the headings ey, a_e, e_e and i_e.

Sort the words below into the correct columns.
money
fame
ripe
Eve
shine
donkey
nice
game
Pete
theme
turkey
chimney
take


Phase 6 Possessive apostrophes

Complete the form below


 

Afternoon Challenges:
Today you are going to be thinking about what you are looking forward to in the future.

It could be what you are looking forward to in year 3 or what you are looking forward to doing in the Summer Holidays.

Use the balloon template below to write all the amazing things you are looking forward to.

Thursday 9th July 2020

Literacy
 

Yesterday you wrote a new healthy lunch recipe for Mr Grinling. It was so delicious that his brother would like to have it for his lunch too. Write the instructions to make one of the meals. Maybe you could make this meal yourself too and send in photographs to the class email.

Maths

Once you have completed the live maths lesson complete the activity below.

Can you fill in the missing numbers on the number lines?



Guided reading

After you have taken part in the live Reading lesson on Teams, complete the follow up activity below.

Today we read the scene ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’. Think carefully about what might happen next. What might Mona and her little brother do at the seaside? Draw a picture of their day at the seaside and write a short paragraph of what might happen and why you think that.
 

Phonics

Phase 5 – i_e

Watch the video below to join in with today’s phonics lesson.

Fill in the missing letters below to find out which i_e word is in each picture. Use 2 of the words to write sentences. Remember your conjunctions and adjectives.

 


Phase 6 Possessive apostrophes 

Using everything you have learned about adding possessive apostrophes rewrite these sentences adding the apostrophe in the correct places.

Afternoon Challenges:

Today we want you to think about how you are feeling about moving into year 3.

Use the template below of a net of a cube to make an emotion cube. On each face of the cube write a different emotion of how you may be feeling about Year 3 and decorate each face with a different colour that represents that emotion. With an adult, you will roll the cube and when you land on an emotion, you explain to adult why you may be feeling that emotion.

For example; My cube has landed on excited so I will explain why I am excited for Year 3.


 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Literacy
Mr Grinling has a variety of appetising sandwiches each day. Write a new healthy recipe for Mr Grinling’s lunch. Remember to include a sandwich, two side dishes, a desert, a drink and a snack.  Write a description for each item you include.

 

Maths
Once you have completed the live maths lesson complete the activity below

For today’s activity answer the fractions questions below

1. 3/4 of 24 =
2. 1/4 of 16 =
3. 1/2 of 18 =
4. 2/3 of 36 =
5. 2/4 of 20 =
6. 1/2 of 22 =

 

Guided reading

After you have taken part in the live Reading lesson on Teams, complete the follow up activity below.

Write a short paragraph to explain how Mona’s thoughts and feelings changed throughout the Scene. You may need to log back onto the Bug Club book to help you find evidence from the text to help support your ideas. Use the questions below to help you.

How is Mona feeling at the beginning of the scene?

How do you know this?

What does she say or do that shows you she feels that way?

How did her feelings change towards the end of the scene?

What did you notice about Mona’s body language?

Phonics

Phase 5 – e_e

Grab your whiteboard pen and whiteboard ready for today’s lesson!

Now you have finished your phonics lesson. Match the pictures below to the correct words. Add sound buttons to the words to help you sound them out. Choose one of the words to write a sentence. Remember your conjunction and adjectives.

Phase 6 Possessive apostrophes

Log onto Education City to play Possessive Obsession  

https://go.educationcity.com

 

Afternoon Challenges:
 

Soon you will be joining your new teacher in year 3. Your new teacher would love to know about you.

Today we would like you to write a letter to your new teacher to introduce yourself and explain all about yourself.

Think carefully about the features of a letter that we have looked at a lot in the last few weeks.

You can include:

• Your name
• Your personality ( hard working, friendly)
• Your friends
• Your hobbies
• Your favourite subject, book, sport
• Your achievements (badges, certificates)
• Your goals (somethings you want to achieve for example what maths club badge)
• Somethings you are looking forward to (swimming, trips)
• Extra jobs you would like to do (librarian, playtime buddy, classroom monitor)
• Something you enjoy doing. 

 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Literacy

The lighthouse keeper’s lunch is ‘delicious’ can you think of any synonyms for this word? Use this link for support 

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

What would the antonym (opposite) word be?

Look at these words that have been used in the story and find synonyms (other words that mean the same) and an antonym (opposite) for each one.
Small, warm, clearly, appetising, shouted, sadly, chuckled, enjoy.

 

Maths

Once you have completed the live maths lesson complete the activity below
For today’s activity sort the number below into odd and even numbers.

 

Extension: Can you list all the odd numbers between 30 and 40?
 

Guided reading 

After you have taken part in the live Reading lesson on Teams, complete the follow up activity below.

Read the second scene ‘Do I Have To?’ on page 13 ready for the next tomorrow’s lesson.

Phonics

Phase 5 - a_e

 

Today you will need your Phase 5 sound mat and your whiteboard and pen.

Below is a list of real and nonsense a_e words. Write them out onto flashcards, then put them all into a bag ready to play A Tisket, A Tasket, What is in the Basket? With a family member. Pass the basket around and take turns to choose a word. Then decide together if it is a real or nonsense word. Record your answers on your whiteboard.

amaze
vate
gaze
pabe
came
slabe
snake
made
tabe
came

Phase 6 Possessive apostrophes
 

Practise adding the apostrophes to these pictures.    


Now log onto Bug Club to do the apostrophe challenge you have been allocated.

http://https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk


Afternoon Challenge

Today I want you to think about all your good memories about year 2 and about home learning.

Task –Below is a thought bubble. In the thought bubble, write your favourite memory from Year 2 and decorate the bubble. This may include an illustration of your memory. Please make sure you send your memories to your teacher and we will create a memory display of all the fun times we have shared together. 

 

 

 

Monday 6th July 2020

Good Morning  Year 2, please find your home learning activities for today below. Don't forget to check the times of your live lessons today!

Literacy
Monday: Look at the pages from the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. There are lots of interesting words in this story: industrious, tended, concocting, gusto, varmints, baffle, brazen, accomplished, ingenious, jubilant.
    
    

Use this online dictionary https://www.collinsdictionary.com to find out the definition of each of these words. Then use the words in a sentence (do not use the same sentence as in the book – think of your own).

 

Maths
Once you have completed the live maths lesson complete the activity below. Look at the numbers below, for today’s activity write these numbers as words.

1. 13
2. 21
3. 10
4. 73
5. 40

 

Look at the words below, can you write the numerals for this?
1. Fourteen
2. Fifty
3. one hundred
4. thirty-two
5. forty-seven

Guided reading
After you have taken part in the live Reading lesson on Teams, complete the follow up activity below.

Once Tim buttoned up his coat he set off. We would like you to think about Tim’s journey home. Draw a map and plot on the things that Tim passes on his journey.

Use the examples below to help you organise your work.

Phonics

Phase 5 – ey

Grab your whiteboard and your pen ready for your phonics lesson!

Now you have finished your Phonics lesson for today, look at the pictures below and write down what ‘ey’ words they represent. Remember to add your sound buttons to check your spellings. Once you have finished say a sentence to a family member using one of the pictures.



Phase 6 Possessive apostrophes

Look at this video on how to use possessive apostrophes and do the quiz underneath the video.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Write out the rule for using possessive apostrophes.

Afternoon Challenge:
It’s nearly time to say goodbye to year 2. You have taken part in so many amazing activities and events in year 2.

Task- Today we would like you to think about all the fun times you have had in Year 2. Draw a picture of your favourite time and write a short paragraph to explain what it was and why you liked it. How did it make you feel?
You can use the template below to help you.

 

Friday 3rd July 2020

Literacy

Starter Activity:
Practice these 5 spellings in your literacy books or on J2Files and then ask a family member to test you.
1. Christmas
2. Parents
3. Improve
4. Children
5. Behind

Main Activity:

Complete the ‘Hot and Spicy’ Education City activity set for you by your teachers.  https://www.educationcity.com/


Maths

Problem of the Day


5 a day
All children

 

Main Activity
Complete the N rich activity called ‘Order Order!’ Remember your teacher would like to see photographs or evidence of your work so you can be awarded a star.

https://nrich.maths.org/7340
 

Guided Reading

Using the book that you read yesterday on Bug Club, summarise the main events of the text using the six picture retell grid. (1c)

Think about….
• What the main events were.
• The problem and resolution.
• Which characters were involved.
• Where the story was set.
• What the most important part of the story was.

Phonics

Phase 5:
Begin by watching the Phonics video focussing on the digraph ‘ea’. Please join in at home. You will need a whiteboard, whiteboard pen and a phase 5 sound mat.

Main

Activity:
Complete the ‘treat by the sea’ activity on Education City that has been set for you by your teacher. https://www.educationcity.com/

Phase 6: Complete the ‘croaking contraction; activity on Education City that has been set for you by your teacher. https://www.educationcity.com/
 


Afternoon Challenge
Today for your afternoon challenge we are looking at role models. What is a role model? Your teachers would like you to interview a member of your household about who is their role model. An interview is when you ask someone lots of questions. For example; you may ask your mum who their role model is or you may ask your grandfather who his role model is.

Activity 1: Write the questions you are going ask the person you are interviewing.

For example;
Who is your role model?
Why are they your role model?
What characteristics does a good role model need to have?
Make sure you are using the question starters. Who? Where? What? Why? When? How? Remember that a question ends with a question mark.

Activity 2: Film your interview with the person in your household. Think carefully about the way you are asking your questions. Focusing on the emphasis you are put on certain words when you are asking the questions.  If you cannot film the interview, write down what your grown up says when you ask them each question.

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Hello Year 2, you will find your home learning activities below. 

Literacy:

Starter Activity:

Have a go at answering these riddle. This can be done in your literacy book or on J2Files
1. What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
2. If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?
3. David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and…?
4. What can you catch but not throw?
5. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?

Main Activity:

Using the disgusting lunch, you have created, write a warning poster to warn Mr Grinling not to eat your disgusting concoction.

Remember your warning poster needs to grab your attention, contain different sentence types, it gives you information and it is short and to the point. 

Below is an example of a good warning poster to help you. Do not copy this as you need to write your own warning poster to stop Mr Grinling eating the disgusting sandwiches Mrs Grinling has made.

Maths

Problem of the day


5 a day


Main Activity:
Please complete the activity below on measurement length.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Guided Reading

Today a book has been set for you on Bug Club. Make sure you are clicking on the aliens and answering the questions.

White – The Pirate and the Potter Family: Set Sail for School

Blue – Time to Sleep 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics:

Phase 5: Begin by watching the Phonics video focussing on the digraph ‘oy’. Please join in at home. You will need a whiteboard, whiteboard pen and a phase 5 sound mat.

 


Main Activity: Read the real and nonsense words below, using your sound buttons. Sort the words below into trash for nonsense words or treasure for the real words. When you have finished choose one of the real words to write a sentence.

Phase 6: Begin by completing the form below. Remember your teacher can see who has completed this and will award a star.

 

Afternoon Challenge:

Today we are celebrating how everybody is special and unique. What a boring world it would be if we were all exactly the same!

For your challenge today draw your own self portrait. Think about including and celebrating aspects of your own cultural identity. For example, being able to speak and understand a different language.

Below Miss Hollyhead has drawn her own self-portrait and included positive ‘I am’ statements to describe her. For example, I am strong, I am bold, I am compassionate.

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good Morning Year 2, below are your home learning activities for today. Don't forget your Teams meetings with your teachers today. 

Literacy

Starter Activity:

Below are some riddles, the answer is one of your common exception. Use your common exception word mat to help you.

1. What am I?

You might use a lot of me for a fight in the summer. When I freeze I turn to ice. When you boil me I turn to steam.

2. What am I?

I can give you a sweet tooth. You can put me in your tea. I am a big help when you are baking.

3. What am I?

I am very shiny and valuable. You can win me at the Olympics. I am also the colour of your medal.

Main Activity:
Look at the revolting lunch you designed yesterday. Around your picture write adjectives and extended noun phrases to describe your repulsive lunch.

Think about extending your vocabulary further. Your teachers do not want to see words like; good, bad or nice to describe your creation.

You can use the thesaurus link below to help you to develop your vocabulary further.

https://kidthesaurus.com/


Maths

Problem of the day


5 a day

Main activity:

Answer the questions below in your book or on J2files. Show how you have worked out these problems. Your teacher will award you extra stars for showing working out.

1. If I had two pieces of string that both measured 12cm, how long would they measure altogether?
2. My book shelf measures 60cm. I add on an extra shelf which measures 10 cm. How tall is my shelf now?
3. A tree in my garden measures 100cm or 1m. I chop off 10 cm. How tall is my tree now?
4. My door frame measures 190 cm. Can you write this in metres and centimetres?
5. I grow my hair until it is 44cm long. I cut 8 cm off. How long is my hair now?
6. The bedroom carpet is 1m 80 cm long. How long is this in centimetres?
7. I eat a sandwich that is 42 cm long. I eat 12 cm of it. How long is my sandwich now?
8. My cat measures 40 cm long. Her kitten measures 12 cm long. What is the difference between the cat and her kitten?

 

Guided Reading

Today in guided reading we are looking at word meaning. Using the interesting words in the book read to you yesterday, find out the dictionary definition and then include the word in a sentence. You can use the dictionary link below to help you.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/

 

Phonics

Phase 5: Begin by watching the Phonics video focussing on the digraph ‘ir’. Please join in at home. You will need a whiteboard, whiteboard pen and a phase 5 sound mat.

Now it is time to play boggle! Write down as many words as you can make using the letters and digraph below. Each word has got to contain today’s digraph ‘ir’. Once you have done that, begin to create some of your own nonsense words.

Phase 6: Today you are going to create your own contraction snap game to play at home with your parents or siblings. You will need pieces of paper cut into strips. Begin by writing the words below on separate strips of paper.

Can not

Would not

Should not

I will

They are

He will

Will not

Then you will have to write the contacted form on other strips of paper. Then mix them up. This game is very similar to snap, when you find a matching pair you can shout snap. For example; can not and can’t would be a match.

Afternoon Challenge

Today we are going to look at what a pledge is and you will be writing your own pledge about how we should treat each other.
Below are some examples of pledges that people have written for different reasons.

 

So what is a pledge?

Use the dictionary link to clarify the word. You need to write down the definition of the word ‘pledge.’

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/dictionary

 

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, below are your home learning activities for today. Your teachers are looking forward to seeing your amazing work.


Literacy

Starter Activity:

Complete the forms activity below.


 

Main Activity:

If you were the seagulls what would be disgusting food for you? Talk to someone in your house about what makes disgusting food. For example, a gravy and custard sandwich with a sprinkling of egg. 

Now design your own gross sandwich for lunch. After you have done this explain your reasons for choosing those ingredients. For example, I have chosen a custard and gravy filling for my sandwich as over time this will be repulsive for the seagulls. I also added a sprinkling of egg because after this sandwich has been out in the sun all day the smell with be repugnant.

The teachers do not want to see response like ‘because I don’t like it’

Your work can be done on J2Files or in your literacy books.


Maths

Problem of the day

5 a day

Lions and Zebras

Tigers

Gazelles

Main Activity:
 


Because you are working from home, please find these objects from your home or garden.

Guided Reading

Watch the video below of Miss Bennett reading today’s story called Hit and Miss.


 

Below are some pictures from the story. We would like you to write what Robin and mum might be thinking throughout the story in the thought bubbles.  Record your answers on your J2files or write them in your Yellow Literacy book.

Phonics

Phase 5: Begin by watching the Phonics video focussing on the digraph ‘ph’. Please join in at home. You will need a whiteboard, whiteboard pen and a phase 5 sound mat.


 

Main Activity: Below are some real and nonsense words but they are all muddled up. On your whiteboard sort the words into real and nonsense words. Re-write the words on your whiteboard, making sure you have included your sound buttons.

Phase 6: There are 3 activities below, all focussing on contractions. Read the instructions carefully before completing the activities.

 

 

Afternoon Challenge Activity

Rosa showed a lot of bravery when she stood up for herself on the bus in 1955. Rosa Parks was courageous and strong and stuck up for her rights. Some people say she deserves a medal. Today we would like you to design a medal/trophy for Rosa Parks. We would love to see the process of your work.

1. In your home learning book draw a picture of what your medal/trophy will look like and label it with colours and materials you are going to use.
2. Create your drawing/medal.

Please send your amazing work to your teachers. We would love to see pictures!

Monday 29th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, below are your home learning activities for today. Don't forget to check the timetable to see what time your teams meeting is this week!

Literacy
Starter Activity: Have a go at answering the testbase questions below.
    


Main Activity:


Watch the video of Miss Bennett reading ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and answer the questions below.


• Did Mr Grinling make the right decision in giving the sea gulls disgusting food to eat?
• Did Mr Grinling do the right thing to ‘get even’ with the seagulls?
• What could Mr Grinling have done differently?
Make sure you are writing in full sentences using your writing targets.

Maths
Problem of the day

5 a day
Log onto J2Blast and practise your multiplications. Remember to record your score on j2files so your teacher can award you a star.

 

Main activity:
Today we are going to look at some practical challenges involving length. We want you to take a photograph of each challenge and send them to your teacher, we want to put some pictures up onto the website.
Your challenges are below:

 

1. Collect some shoes from around your home. Who has the longest feet Who has the shortest feet? Are any of the lengths the same?
                                                                                  
2. Can you find any items around your home that are longer than 30cm?
A 30cm ruler is the same ruler you use in class.

3. Ask some family members to lie down. Who is the shortest? Who is the longest? Can you put your family members in a line from longest to shortest?

4. Go around your home and collect some coats. Can you order the coats from shortest to longest? Who has the longest coat? Who has the shortest coat?

5. Can you think of any items around your home that you can’t any measure in cm? What could you measure these items in instead?
Give some examples of the items that can’t be measured in cm.

 

Guided Reading

Begin by reading the text below.

The Hodgeheg

By Dick King-Smith
Max sat and watched for quite a long time, fascinated by the red man and the green man/ He rather wished they could have been a red hedgehog and a green hedgehog, but that was not really important, as long as hedgehogs could cross here safely. That was all he had to prove, and the sooner the better.

 

He edged forward, until he was just behind the waiting humans, and watched tensely for the little green man to walk.


What Max had not bargained for, when the bunch of people moved off at the peep-peep-peeping of the little green man, was that another bunch would be coming towards him from the other side of the street. So that when he was about halfway across, hurrying along at the heels of one crowd, he was suddenly confronted by another.


He dodged about in a forest of legs, in great danger of being stepped on. No one seemed to notice his small shape and, indeed, he was kicked by a large foot and rolled backwards.


Picking himself up, he looked across and found to his horror that the green man was gone and the red man had reappeared. Frantically, Max ran on as the traffic began to move, and reached the far side just in front of a great wheel that almost brushed his backside.


The shock of so narrow an escape made him roll up, and for some time he lay in the gutter whilst above his head the humans stepped on to or off the pavement and the noisy green and the silent red man lit up in turn.


After a while there seemed to be fewer people about, and Max uncurled and climbed over the kerb. He turned right and set off in the direction of home. How to re-cross the street was something he had not yet worked out, but in his experience neither striped bits nor red and green men were the answer.

Using the Reading Explorer text above, answer the comprehension questions on forms.


Phonics

Phase 5: Begin by watching the Phonics video focussing on the digraph ‘oe’. Please join in at home. You will need a whiteboard, whiteboard pen and a phase 5 sound mat.


Main Activity: Write the words that match each of the pictures below. Then put these words into a sentence, using a conjunction. Be as imaginative as you can!


Phase 6: Today you are going to be focussing on contractions. Click on the link below to recap about contractions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zcyv4qt

Identify the correct and incorrect contractions in the table.  Then use the correct contractions to write your own sentences.

Afternoon Challenge Activity

Today we are going to be looking at a very significant person called ‘Rosa Parks’. Watch the bbc Bitesize video below of who Rosa Parks is and watch the video below of Miss Knight reading. Whilst you are watching the video, I would like you to discuss these questions with a grown up at home or write down your answers.


 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6qnscw
 

Who is Rosa Parks?

Why is she a significant person?

Where did she live?

How would society be different if people were treated like that now?

Have you ever experienced a time when somebody has been treated like this?

Using the information, you have found out about Rosa Parks today, we would now like you to complete the buses below. Choose something that happened to Rosa Parks in the past and then write how that has made a difference and has changed now. Below is an example to help you. 

Friday 26th June 2020

Hello Year 2, Miss Knight here! Below are your activities for today. We hope more children complete the home learning activities so we can receive more stars. 

Literacy:

Starter Activity: There are 14 Year 2 Common Exception words hidden in the wordsearch. How many can you find?

Main Activity:
Today you are going to be predicting what you think might happen next. Use the questions below to think about you think could happen. Please draw a picture of your prediction and write a short paragraph.  Be as imaginative as you can!
What might the Octopus do?
Where might he go?
How will he say thank you?
What will the boy and girl do next? Will they stay in the lighthouse?

Maths:

Problem of the day

5 a day:

On Tuesday you practised you multiplications on J2Blast.
You are going to go on today and try and challenge yourself to get a higher score than last time. Remember to record your answers on J2filesso your teacher can see how many more you have got right.

Main Activity 

Guided Reading:

Today we are focussing on the prediction content domain (1e). Think carefully about what might happen based on what you have read so far. Watch the video below of Miss Hollyhead reading ‘What’s Out There?’.

Using the video above predict what could be making the strange noise Ana and Arun can hear. The bullet points and the following prompts below are there to help you:
• I think…
• I bet…
• I wonder if…
• I imagine…
• I predict…

 

Phonics:

Phase 5

Begin by watching the Phonics lesson. Today we are focussing on the split digraph u-e.



 

Main Activity: Today you are going to be making your own, ’Treasure or Trash’ game.
You need to design two different pieces of card. Like the example below. You need to cut up the remaining pieces of card and write real and nonsense words that contain today’s u-e split digraph on there.

Use these words to help you and then think of some more words you can add.

Tune, drune, tube, cube, trupe, flute, flume, drune and rude.

Phase 6

Complete the Collin Connect Activity adding the suffixes –ment, -ness, -ful, -less and –ly.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Afternoon Challenge:

Time to get junk modelling

Task: Design an object you would see or find at the beach using items you find around your house. For example: boats, lighthouse, sandcastle, sea creatures. 
 

You could use: cardboard boxes, cardboard roll, materials/cloth, tissue paper, bottles.
 

Send us pictures of your creative inventions via e-mail, you may get to see yours on the Grove website.

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, find your home learning activities for today below.

Literacy

Starter Activity: Complete the ‘Exception Word’ activity set for you on Bug Club. You are focussing on the spellings of Year 2 common exception words.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
 

Main Activity: Today you are going to be writing a letter from the Octopus to the tourists/animals on the beach.
 

Why might he be writing a letter? Yes! To say thank you for helping him to be rescued. Think back to the features of a letter we focussed on a few weeks ago.

Write a letter, pretending you are the Octopus, to say thank you.
 

Here are some questions for you think about when writing your letter. Make sure it is detailed and includes everything that happened.
 

Why is the Octopus writing a letter?
What happened to the Octopus?
How did he feel? Why?
Did his feelings change? 
What has the Octopus learnt?

 


Guided Reading

Using the book, you read yesterday on Bug Club, complete the book review in the forms below.


 

Maths

Problem of the day.


5 a day

Forms

Gazelles:

 

Main Activity
 

Complete the Busy Ants Reasoning question below.


 

Phonics


Phase 5: Begin by watching the Phonics lesson. Today we are focussing on the split digraph o-e.

 

Now look at the pictures below and write the word underneath. Remember to always put your sound buttons on.

 

Phase 6
Activity 1:



Activity 2: Using the homophones ‘to’, ‘too’ and ‘two’, write your own sentences using these words.

Afternoon Challenge Activity

Today you are going to be thinking about how Punch and Judy has changed over time and how the puppet show has changed from the past. Below are 9 boxes that talk through how Punch and Judy has changed from 1662 to today. Read through the image below.


Main Activity: Complete the timeline below in chronological order of how Punch and Judy has changed. Look at the example below to help you. 


 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Morning Year 2, your teachers are looking forward to seeing all of your work toady. 

Literacy:

Starter Activity: Below are 5 spellings for you to practise in your home learning book. Write out the word 5 times and then put the word into a sentence.

Gazelles:               Zebras, Lions and Tigers
1.lighthouse                1. lighthouse
2. sea                          2. Crashed
3. clouds                     3. huge
4. boy                         4. Calm
5. girl                           5. Octopus

Main Activity: You will have noticed that the weather throughout the story changes. Below are two pictures of when the weather is different.

Activity 1: Today we would like you to begin by brainstorming adjectives to describe the weather in both pictures. Think carefully about describing the sky, the waves, the brightness and the people around.

Activity 2: Up-level my boring sentences about the weather in the pictures. Use the adjectives you have thought about and use conjunctions and adverbs to add more detail.
For example:
Boring sentence: The waves crashed.

Maths:

Problem of the day.

5 a day
All children:

1. 0 x 5 =
2. 1 x 9 =
3. 8 x 0 =
4. 11 x 0
5. 3 x 1 =

Main activity:

Today you are going to complete the N Rich activity based on symmetry, click on the link below to access this. Remember to record your ideas on J2e so your teacher can award you a star.
https://nrich.maths.org/7749

 

Guided Reading: It is very important that you read this book today because your activity tomorrow is based on the book. 

Complete the Bug Club activity set for you.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics

Phase 5

Begin by watching the Phonics lesson. Today we are focussing on the split digraph i-e.

 

Phase 6: Homophones are words that are spelled differently, have different meanings yet sound the same.
Activity 1:

Activity 2:

Using the homophones ‘their’, ‘they’re’ and ‘there’, write your own sentences using these words.

Afternoon activities:

Today you are going to be learning about Punch and Judy. Punch and Judy is a traditional puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy that can be found at the seaside. Have you ever seen a Punch and Judy puppet show?

Click on the link below to watch the Punch and Judy puppet show.
https://kids.kiddle.co/Punch_and_Judy


 

Main Activity: Create your own Punch and Judy puppet using any household items from home. This may include using materials and sewing, cardboard boxes, straws, pipe cleaners or paper etc. We can’t wait to see your amazing creations! Use the templates to help you is you would like.

You can use the template below if you need some support. 

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good morning Year 2, Miss Bennett here. Your activities are below for today. Make sure you check your emails for a link for your Teams meeting. 

Literacy: Starter Activity: Below are some common exception words but the letters are all jumbled up. Use your common exception word mats in your pack to help you identify the words below.

1. michsatrs
2. dlgo
3. uwlod
4. gsrua
5. hfreta

Main Activity:

Today we would like you to create a Pie Corbett story map of the story ‘Out of the Blue’. Remember, a Pie Corbett story map DOES NOT HAVE WORDS. We use the pictures to help us retell the story. Once you have drawn the pictures to represent each part of the story, write vocabulary around the picture. Look at my example below to help you.

Use the online thesaurus to help you up-level your vocabulary. https://www.thesaurus.com/

 

Maths: Problem of the day

5 a day

Log onto your BGFL page and practise your time tables using J2Blast.  Remember to record your score and save it to J2Files so your teacher can award you a star.

Main Activity:

Look at the images below. Symmetry is everywhere around us without even realising it. Look at some of the images below of some symmetry in the real world.

For your activity today your teachers would like you to go on a symmetry hunt around your home and if possible your garden. We want you to gather as many symmetrical objects as you can find.  Please could you make a list of these objects, draw them or even take a picture and save them to your J2Files. Begin to think about how many lines of symmetry they have.

 

Guided Reading:

Read the text below and answer the questions. Record your answers in your yellow home learning book or on J2files. 

Phonics

Phase 5Begin by watching the Phonics Lesson video. The focus of today’s phonics lesson is e-e.

 

Main Activity: Write down as many words as you can think of that contain the split e-e digraph. Draw a picture to match some of these words.

For example: 

Phase 6:

For your phonics activity today read the passage below and identify the words that are spelled with ‘-ing’ and the words with the suffix ‘-ing’ added.

Afternoon Geography:

Task: Today we would like you to complete the forms quiz below on Plastic Pollution. To be able to complete this you will need to click on the link below and read the information. 

Remember your teacher can see who has completed the forms quiz online and will award starts for the amazing answers you give.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/kids-vs-plastic/pollution/

Monday 22nd June

Good Morning Year 2! It’s Miss Hollyhead here.
Below are your home learning activities for today. Don’t forget our playtime at 10:15 on J2Message and to check your time for your Teams Meetings this week.

Literacy


Starter Activity: Complete the Forms below.

 


Maths
Problem of the day


 

Remember to show your working out for these problems. Show your working out and record this in your book or on J2files.

Main activity:
This week we are going to be focussing on ‘symmetry’. If a shape is symmetrical that means you can fold it in half so that both sides match exactly. The line made by folding the paper is called the line of symmetry. Watch the link to find out more information on what lines of symmetry are. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztpyr82
Once you have watched the video complete the activity below.
For this activity, it will help if you have some paper or card. You could use any items from around your home. E.g. cereal boxes, old newspapers or magazines.



Below are some examples to help you.


Guided Reading
Today we are focussing on the inference content domain (1d). Inference is when the answer isn't always there, you have to read between the lines. 

Have a look at the picture below called ‘The Lighthouse’.

 

Can you describe what it feels like to be caught in a storm?

What do you think the men heard when they listened to the storm?

Who might the men in the lighthouse be?

Why are they huddled together?

What is the purpose of a lighthouse?

What would happen if there were no lighthouses in the world?

How do you think someone first invented lighthouses?

Can you think of an alternative way to guide ships?

Do modern lighthouses require people to work inside them?


Phonics


 

Phase 5 – Watch the phonics lesson first where we are focussing on the split digraph a-e. Then complete the ‘Forest Phonics’ activity below. Choose the split digraph a-e and have a go at the game.
http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/forestPhonics/index.html

Phase 6 – Complete the ‘Roy the Zebra’ game below, working on identifying plurals.
https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/singular-or-plural-1.html


Afternoon Geography Challenge
Task: Design a tourist leaflet about the new seaside resort you planned and developed last week, to persuade tourists to visit.
Use the examples below:
 


You will need to think about all the features you added on your piece of land to help you design the leaflet so you can persuade people to visit your seaside resort.

Your leaflet must include:

  •  A name for your resort
  • The location (You can draw a map to show the location of your resort)
  • Traveling (Let people know how to get there, by bus, car, train and how long it may take)
  • A labelled tour guide map
  • Cost (entrance/parking)
  • Fun things to do (Donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, funfair, and arcades)
  • Shopping (souvenirs, food shops, restaurants)
  • Fun places to visit (museum, zoo, and sea life centre)

Make it attractive:

  • Bold, bright and colourful
  • Informative
  • Add photos/pictures/ labelled diagrams


We will be putting up some of your leaflets on the Grove school website and on display in school.

 

 

Friday 19th June

Good morning Year 2, your teachers have been so impressed with your workthis week. Well done. Remember to check your emails so you can join your Teams meeting today. 

Literacy: 

From talking with your adult about the story and about what has been happening to the octopus, we can clearly see that it is in a lot of discomfort and pain because of what is wrapped around it.

This happens every day to sea creatures.

 

What are the 4 main plastic polluters? disposable coffee cups, plastic straws, carrier bags and single-use plastic bottles.

Most of these end up in the sea. There are other types of pollution that can damage our oceans:

I would like you to choose one of the types of pollution and research it. Use the links available to research one type of marine pollution.  I would like you to create an informative sheet or a poster about your chosen type of pollution and what impact and damage it causes in the ocean and how to prevent it.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/?s=pollution

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_3959000/3959577.stm


Remember if you are using the internet to research your chosen pollution, an adult must be with you.

Maths:

5 a day:

Main Activity: Figure me out. Here are some number facts about Miss Hollyhead. Can you figure out all information about Miss Hollyhead?

Guided Reading:

Log onto Bug Club and complete the book set for you by your teacher. You need to read each page of the book and click on the aliens to answer the questions.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Phonics

Phase 5: 

Begin by watching the phonics lesson below. The focus of the lesson is the hard and soft g. For example the word 'giant' the g makes a soft sound but in the word 'garden' the g makes a hard sound.

 

Main Activity: I would like you to brainstorm as many words you can think of for the hard and soft g and create two informative posters containing these words. Make sure your posters are bright and colourful.

Phase 6

Look at the picture below. Write down as many words you can think of to describe the picture or that relates to the picture. Your words need to include suffixes. For example: calmness. Once you have thought of at least 6 words, choose your favourite 3 and put them into sentences. Try to include the suffixes you have learnt this week.

 

 

Geography:

Today you have an exciting project on your hands! You will be creating your own seaside resort!

Task A: Answer the questions below to help you with your planning.
Think about:
 Which features will you leave natural? 
 Will you need any new buildings? If so, what will you build?
 Where will you build those features?
 What do people like to do at the seaside? E.g. activities/buildings/places that will attract tourists.
 What will you need to include in the local area? E.g. supermarkets.


Task B: Now, create either a picture map (see template below) or a 3D model of your own seaside resort (use any materials you find around your home) and label the features you have added. 
Top tips:
 Read your ideas from yesterday’s task about everything you would like to add to your seaside resort to attract visitors. 
 Look at the template below, sketch it on a plain piece of paper.
 Then draw on features you will add to your seaside and label them to create your picture map/3D model.  (Make sure it is bold and eye-catching.)

Thursday 18th June

Hello Year 2, Miss Bennett here. Remember to check your email on BGFL so you can join your Teams meeting. 

Literacy:

Today we are going to be writing some sentences about the images from the book, ‘Out of the blue’.

Use the images from Monday and write some sentences about what you can see. I would like you to include your senses and imagine you are in one of the pictures.
Think about including:
• An expanded noun phrase
• Different sentence openers
• Your senses, what can you see, smell, taste, touch and hear?


Use the resources below to help with your writing. If you are a zebra or a lion your teachers expect two paragraphs of writing.

 

 

Maths:

Problem of the Day:

 

Zebras/Lions and Tigers:

 

Gazelles:

 

Zebra/ Lions/ Tigers:  Using what you have learnt this week have a go at answering the 2 step word problems below. Make sure you read the question carefully and highlight the different steps to help you. 


1. Amy plants 4 rows of carrots. There are 3 carrots in each row. A rabbit eats 2 of the carrots. How many carrots are left?


2. Sita has 50 raisins. She gives 23 to Ben. She gives 15 to Amy. How many raisins does Sita have left?

  
3. Ben has 7 bags of grapes. Each bag has 10 grapes. Ben gives 25 grapes to his friends. How many grapes does he have left?


4. Sam is collecting cards. He wants to collect 100 cards altogether. Last week he collected 50 cards. This week he collects 30 cards. How many more cards does he need?


5. There are 40 crayons in a box. Sam takes 17 crayons. Kemi takes 10 crayons. How many crayons are left?


6. There are 55 cakes. 20 boys and 19 girls each take a cake. How many cakes are left?

Gazelles:

1. In a class 14 children have school dinners and 10 children have packed lunch. Hoe many children are there altogether in the class?

2. My tree is 12 feet tall. It grows 9 feet. How tall is it now?

3. I swam 12 lengths at the pool. My friend swam 9. How many lengths did we swim altogether?

4. I am 16, my brother is 3 years older than me. How old is my brother?

5. I have 20cm of ribbon and my mum has 30cm of ribbon. How much ribbon do we have altogether?

Guided Reading:

Today we are focussing on the content domain ‘inference’ (1d). Inference is when the answer isn’t always there, you have to read between the lines.

Imagine you can see all of the animal. Draw what it would look like out of the water.
You may want to label your pictures so it is very clear.


For example: Think about an iceberg, you only ever see what is above the water even though there is a lot happening underneath.

 

Phonics

Phase 5:

Begin by wathing the Phonics lesson below. Then log onto Collins Connect and completethe 'u sound spelt o' activity.  https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Phase 6:

Log onto Collins Connect and complete the suffixes activity.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

 

Geography:

Imagine you have an empty piece of land near the sea to create a new seaside resort. Today you will be choosing features to add to your new seaside resort and think about how you will attract people to come and visit your seaside location. 
Task  A:
In your home learning books write which features you will add and which features you will not add. You must explain why you have chosen to add some and not others.
Use the manmade features listed in the table below to help you.  (You can add your own to make it more attractive), if you are unsure of what they are use a dictionary to help you with the definitions.

 

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Hollyhead. Here are your home learning activities for today. Don't forget our playtime at 10:15 on J2Message!

Literacy

Today we are going to be using our senses. Do you know the five senses?
Good.
1) Sight
2) Smell
3) Touch
4) Taste
5) Hear


Today you are going to fill in a senses table based on what the octopus can hear, smell, touch, smell and taste in image 4.

To fill in this table you need to think about what has happened to the octopus and how the octopus is feeling. Have a discussion with an adult about what has happened to the octopus and how it might be feeling. You always have more ideas when you discuss ideas. Your adult may want to write some of your ideas down and then your teacher will award you a star.

Maths

5 a day

Activity 1: Complete the MyMaths word problem activity set for you. https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Activity 2: Look around your house and write your own word problems using the household items you find. Take pictures of the items as well as writing your word problem as we will share these with the other children in Year 2. The pictures are really important as they help us to visualize the problems you are asking.

For example;

1. Miss Knight has 5 boxes of cereal. Each box has 500 grams. How many grams of cereal does Miss Knight have altogether?

 

2. Miss Hollyhead looked in her fridge to see how many eggs she had. Write a multiplication number sentence shown in this array. If Miss Hollyhead bought 2 more eggs. How would this array change?


This array is 2 x 5 = 10
If you added 2 more eggs it would become 2 x 6 = 12


Guided Reading

Today you are going to be predicting. Prediction is one of our content domains that we focus on in Guided Reading (1e). 

Look at the image below and answer the questions.

What is the ogre doing? Why?
Why is there a glowing light over the flower? Where is it coming from?
What do you think is in the pouches on the ogre’s bag strap?
Why were the children in the woods?
Does he know that they are watching him?
Do the children want him to know that they’re there?
What is going to happen next?

 

Phonics

Phase 5: Today you are going to be focussing on the letter ‘c’. Sometimes it makes a soft c such as ice and sometimes it makes a hard c such as cat.

Read each word below, decide whether it contains a hard or soft c and write them under the correct headings.

Here is an example. Can you see how I have put my sound buttons on each word? Please make sure you are doing this when you sort the words too. 

Phase 6: Below are some root words. Make new words from the root words by adding on a suffix. Think carefully about all the suffixes you know. You might be able to think of more than one new word for each root word.

1. For example – proud = proudly, prouder, proudest
2. child
3. time
4. free
5. glad
6. nice
7. care
8. cold
9. cheer
10. lone
11. hope
12. friend
13. thought
14. pain
15. enjoy


Afternoon Geography Challenges

Today you are learning about the natural and manmade features of seaside resorts.

Natural features (provided by nature) such as, the sea, sand, rocks, cliffs, hills etc.

Manmade features (made by humans) such as, the buildings, bridges, pier.

   
                 


Task A: Using the information from the links below, compare the natural and manmade features of Weston-Super-Mare and Brixham (in Devon). 

Weston-Super-Mare

https://kids.kiddle.co/Weston-super-Mare

Brixham

https://kids.kiddle.co/Brixham

Use these Google Earth links to go on a virtual tour.
Weston-Super-Mare
https://earth.google.com/web/search/Weston+Super+Mare+Beach,+Weston-super-Mare,+UK/@51.33589395,-2.98569685,0.26449769a,7261.82791401d,35y,0h,45t,0r/data=CpkBGm8SaQolMHg0ODcxZmYzMTU2ZjMzMWZkOjB4OTg2Y2E4OTRkNGM1NGExNxlrL_2mC6tJQCF3ZKw2_98HwCouV2VzdG9uIFN1cGVyIE1hcmUgQmVhY2gsIFdlc3Rvbi1zdXBlci1NYXJlLCBVSxgCIAEiJgokCQ2hTno5J0tAEedPJYpNH0tAGZwNXhWy_9K_Id6J7UED6-C_KAI

Brixham
https://earth.google.com/web/search/Brixham,+UK/@50.39083825,-3.51133405,49.99309701a,7410.53405487d,35y,0h,45t,0r/data=CnYaTBJGCiUweDQ4NmQxMDk3ZmQ2YTkyYzM6MHhlODdiNjZkMWQ2NjNmMzg4GbSrkPKTMklAITkJpS-EHAzAKgtCcml4aGFtLCBVSxgCIAEiJgokCRSu5CuptElAEREFWXn4pUlAGdoTbzqRXgfAIVygZ7_a4AjAKAI

Task B: Complete the comparison table below in your home learning books.
 


Write a short paragraph about your research on these two resorts. Think about which features you found most interesting? And why?

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning Year 2, Your activities for today are below. Your teachers are looking forward to speaking to some of you today on Teams. Make sure you check the time and day of your own meeting and check your emails. 

Literacy:

Today I am going to show you the correct sequencing for the images used yesterday.

 

Did you get them right? What I would like you to do today is summarise the pictures again from the correct order.

Again I would like you to look really closely at the images so you can add detail to your writing at the end of the week.
Take each image and write as many adjectives and adverbs as you can around each picture. See the example below.

Maths:

 

5 a day

 

Zebra/ Lions/ Tigers: The 2 step problems we looked at yesterday were focused on addition and subtraction. Today we will also be looking at division and multiplication. Use the example below to help you.

Example; Rosie made 48 biscuits. She put 4 biscuits into each box. How many boxes of biscuits were there? If she sold each box for £3, how much money would she receive?

 

1. Mark had 90 marbles. He gave away 35 marbles and put the remaining marbles equally into 5 bags. How many marbles were there in each bag?

2. There were 16 blue smarties, 18 red smarties and 14 green smarties and three children wanted to share them out. How many smarties did they get each?

3. Daisy has 60 books. She gives half of them away. She then gets 17 more books for her birthday. How many books does she have now?

4. There are 40 goldfish in a pond. A heron eats a quarter of them. The pond keeper decides to put 3 more bags of fish in the pond. Each bag has 3 fish in it. How many fish are in the pond now?

5. Lucy has 6 packets of crayons. Each packet holds 10 crayons. She has to share them between 5 crayon pots. How many crayons will be in each pot?

Gazelles:

Using what you learnt yesterday have a go at the addition number sentences below. The first one is an example to help you.  

Example:

Carrie has 22 shells and Jim has 24 shells. How many shells do they have altogether?

 

1. Tom has 24 toy cars. He bought 32 more, how many toy cars does he have altogether?

2. Jon saw 35 boys and 44 girls at the park. How many children did Jon see altogether?

3. Jane’s family drove 23 miles to see her grandparents and 23 miles back. How many miles did they drive in total?

4. Will scored 20 points in a board game and Pat scored 33 points, how many points did they score altogether?

5. Tim collected 42 shells on a beach and Lucy collected 34, how many did they collect in total?

6. Tom has 24 toy cars. He bought 32 more, how many toy cars does he have altogether?

Guided Reading:

Read the text ‘End Plastic Pollution’ and answer the comprehension questions. Remember to always go back and check in the text.

 

1. Why is plastic pollution a huge problem?

2. How long does it take for plastic to rot and disappear?


3. Match the sentence to the correct word.


Reduce       Use again instead of buying new.

Recycle       Use less and say no.

Reuse      Do not throw it away.


4. Read each statement and tick whether it is true or false.

5. Write down 3 items we could use instead of using plastic items. For example; metal reusable water bottles instead of plastic bottles.

6. Which powerful fact do you think is the worst and why?
7. Find and copy a word used to recommend recycling.
8. Name 3 places in the environment this problem is effecting.
9. Find and copy an adverb that shows the author is unhappy about water pollution.
10. Fill in the missing word.
Plastic can be very ________________ to fish and sea creatures.

Phonics - Phase 5:

Phase 5: Collect boxes, plastic cups or anything else you think you could use for this activity today. Choose 5 digraphs from your Phase 5 sound mat. You are going to design a cup/box for each digraph you have chosen. You then need to think of as many words as you can that consist of that digraph and write them on paper and put them into your box/cup. See how imaginative you can be to create the boxes. Below are some examples of ways you could create your digraph cups.

Phonics - Phase 6:

Complete the Phase 6 quiz below.

Afternoon Geography Challenges:

From your Guided Reading tasks last week, you found out that Scarborough was the first holiday seaside resort. Today you will be comparing Scarborough to Weston-Super-Mare.

Task A:  Using the links below research information about the geographical features of Scarborough and Weston-Super-Mare.
Weston-Super-Mare:http://https://kids.kiddle.co/Weston-super-Mare

 

Scarborough:http://https://kids.kiddle.co/Scarborough,_North_Yorkshire

 

Task B: In your home learning books answer the questions below.

1. Which geographical features are the same?
2. Which geographical features are different?
3. Where are both of the seaside resorts located on a map?
4. Which seaside resort do you think is most popular and why? (Remember to use the information from the links to help you give your opinion.)

Top tip:
Use the Google Earth links below to go on a virtual tour of the seaside resorts and explore their features (It could help you answer question 3!)


Weston-Super-Mare
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Weston-super-Mare/@51.343452,-4.0322012,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4871f6e01d7c53ef:0xa2312ff8fdad9426!8m2!3d51.347405!4d-2.977255
Scarborough
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Scarborough/@54.2755982,-0.4477916,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x487f254b19e38abb:0x69546c0179a47ac7!2sScarborough!3b1!8m2!3d54.283113!4d-0.399752!3m4!1s0x487f254b19e38abb:0x69546c0179a47ac7!8m2!3d54.283113!4d-0.399752

Monday 15th June 2020

Good morning Year 2, Miss Bennett here. Make sure you save all work so you are awarded stars correctly. Look forward to seeing you at 10.15 for your playtime. 

Literacy: 

This week we are looking at the story ‘Out of the Blue’ by Alison Jay.

 

This story has no words so you will be using the images to write your own story based on what you can see.
Today I would like you to look at the images below and sequence the set of events.

 

This is a thought gathering lesson, (speaking and listening.) The six images above are not in the correct order. Firstly I would like you to sequence the pictures in the order you think they go in.  I would like you to discuss your ideas with an adult, and think about what the story could be about. Summarise the story from your own sequence.
Some things to think about are; where do you think this story takes place? Why do you think that? What is you evidence/ reason why?
Who are the main characters? – What are their motives? What happens to them?
Talk your ideas through with an adult and write some of your ideas down. Your adult can write some sentences about your ideas too. Once the teacher has read your ideas she will award you are star.

Maths:

5 a day:

 

Zebra/ Lions/ Tigers: This week in maths we are looking at 2 step word problems. Have a go at answering the 2 step addition and subtraction questions below. The first one is an example showing the different steps you need to follow to answer a 2 step word problem.

1. Bronwen has 53 comics she lends 22 to Caitlin and 10 to Alex, how many does she have left?


2. John buys 12 pencils one week and 7 the following week. He gives 3 pencils to his friend. How many pencils does he have left?

3. Lydia has 15 marbles. She takes them to her friend’s house. She loses 3 on the way. When she gets home her Dad gives her 7 more. How many does she have now?

4. Asif has a packet of biscuits. There are 12 in the packet. He gives 6 of the biscuits to some friends. He buys another packet of 12 biscuits. How many biscuits does he have now?

5. Amina collects 23 conkers. She gives 6 of the conkers to her brother and 8 to her sister. How many conkers does she have left?

Gazelles:  Today in maths you will be answering addition number sentences using the partitioning method. Below is an example of how to answer the number sentence 16 + 12 using the partitioning method.

Main Activity:
1. 23 + 26 =
2. 34 + 12 =
3. 42 + 10 =
4. 32 + 26 =
5. 52 + 24 =
6. 45 + 33 =

Guided Reading:

Complete the Alice and Wonderland activity on Collins Connect. You need to read the text and then answer the comprehension questions.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Phonics:

Phase 5 -Today you are going to play boggle. Below are 16 different letters. You need to think of as many words as you can make with the letters in the table below. You can only use each letter once. Write down all the words you have thought of and make sure you draw your sound buttons on. It is a competition to see who can find the most amount of words.

Phase 6:

Today you are going to be making your own suffix and prefix wheels. We would like you to create 4 wheels. You will need to choose 4 different suffixes or prefixes we have focussed on in Year 2. In the centre of the wheel, write this down. Then around the outside write as many words you can think of that can contain the suffix/prefix.

You can either draw your own wheels or use the format below. We would love to see bright and colourful wheels that we can use when we are back in the classroom.

 

Afternoon Geography Challenges:

Task A

Find the location of the UK seaside resorts listed below and then plot their locations on the blank map.  One has been done for you.  The link at the bottom of the page will take you to an online atlas which will help you locate each resort.

If you cannot download, or print, a version of the map then try to draw it in your Home Learning Book.
Link: https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/atlas

Task B

Here is a compass showing the main four directions, North, South, East and West.


First, think about the location of the seaside resorts. Is Oban north or south of Formby? Can Great Yarmouth be found south of Margate and East of Bangor?

Next write a statement for each resort, you must include which direction they can be located, for example,
‘Hastings is a seaside resort which is found in the south of England.’

 

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Hollyhed here.

Here are your home learning acivities for today. Your teachers can't wait to see your wonderful work from today. Don't forget our playtime at 10:15 on J2Message. 

Literacy
Activity 1: Complete the ‘Rapid Rounders’ activity set for you on Education City activity. https://www.educationcity.com/

Activity 2: Once you have completed the Education City activity, look back over your work from yesterday.
 

Are there any improvements you could make to your work?
 

Have you remembered your capital letters and full stops?
 

Do your sentences make sense?
 

Have you included different sentence types?
 

Are your spellings correct?
 

Can you extend your sentences further using conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs?
Use a different coloured pen from your house to add in any changes and things that need improving. We have done this lots of times at school. If you have used some boring words such as ‘big’ and ‘small’ see if you can edit the vocabulary and use better words.

Maths
5 a day: Answer the 5 problems below.

 

Activity 1: Log onto Education City and complete the ‘Trug Life’ activity for you by your teacher. You are going to be focussing on addition and subtraction word problems. Good Luck!   https://www.educationcity.com/
 

Activity 2: Can you figure Miss Knight out? 

 

Guided Reading
Read the poem about the seaside below.

Using your rhyming words and the word mats, your teachers would like you to write your own seaside poem. We will be looking for key vocabulary and rhyming words in your poem. You could even write an acrostic poem using some of the words above.
We want your poems to be presented in a neatly and colourful way. Make sure you check the school website, under 'Year 2' to read eachothers poems. 

 

Phonics
 

Phase 5
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PictureMatch.html
Play the game using the link above. Once you have read the word and matched it to the picture. Write the word onto your whiteboard and add on the sound buttons. Record these and save them on j2files.

 

Phase 6
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PlanetaryPlurals.html
Play the game using the link above. Once you have written the correct word, write the word onto your whiteboard in a sentence. Record these and save them on j2files.


Afternoon History Challenge

Choose one of the following creative activities to complete. 

(1) Make a lighthouse using junk modelling. You can use: cardboard rolls, yoghurt pots, rolled up newspaper, fabric etc.  

(2) Draw/paint your own seaside scene and label it using the features of a seaside. 

(3) Make a seaside in a jar. Ch will need: sand, pic of seaside resort, shells, bits of jewellery or net, water and blue food colouring, sticky tape. 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Knight here. Wow, some of the victorian letters we recieved yesterday were fantastic. Please keep checking your stars and we will speak to you all at 10:15am. 

Literacy:

Use the story map you created yesterday to help you write your version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ including your changes. Make sure you remember to include your writing targets and think back to the activity you completed on Monday. We are looking for a well detailed story that has lots of adjectives to help the reader imagine the story. The children’s stories that impress us will be shared on the website.

Writing target check list:

- Capital letters and full stops

- adjectives 

- a range of conjunctions 

- Different sentence openers

- Questions

Maths:

5 a day:

Main Activity: Complete the ‘Add 2 digit numbers’ activity set for you on MyMaths by your teacher.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Guided Reading:

Today you are going to be identifying rhyming words. Use the planning sheet below to write some words that rhyme.

Phonics:

Phase 5 : Complete the activity below.

Phase 6: Today we will look at how the spellings changes when we add the suffix – ies.

Use the word list below to write a sentence using the word in the correct context.

Afternoon History Challenge: 

Today you will be looking at 2 different places on the maps below which have very different temperatures/climates. Use the clues on the pictures to help you discover where you will end up.

Using the links below the task, research facts about each of the locations to help you pack a suitcase/bag for a holiday to both locations.  Remember to think about the temperature of each location while packing!

In your home learning books:

• Make a list of items you would take with you and why you would take them.
• Draw a  suitcase/bag with the items you would like to pack in it
• Don’t forget to label and colour them!

Here are the links to help you with your research.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Margate

https://kids.kiddle.co/South_America

 

 

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Knight here. We have recieved some fantastic work thi week. Keep it up! Below are your activities for today.

Literacy:

Yesterday in literacy we looked at how we could change the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

Activity 1: For your first activity for literacy create a story map of your altered version of ‘Little Red Riding’.
Activity 2: Label the story map you have created using a range of vocabulary.
Use https://www.thesaurus.com/ to help you to develop your vocabulary further, making interesting word choices. For example; if you put in happy; cheerful, contented, delighted, ecstatic, elated.

 

Maths:

5 a day: Complete the 10 more or 10 less questions by clicking the link below.

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2/ten-more-or-less

Main Activity: Complete the challenge questions below.

Guided Reading:

Read the information below about the history of holidays then answer the questions.

Comprehension:

1. Who often owned a second home at the seaside?  (1 mark)

___________________________________

2. What is Scarborough famous for? Tick one. (1 mark)
a) It was the first British seaside town.
b) It sold the best ice cream.
c) It was the largest British seaside town.

3. Fill in the missing word in this sentence.  (1 mark)
Victorian people did not like to show their ___________ so little huts called bathing machines were available.

4. Find and copy a word that shows that people enjoyed the beach.  (1 mark)
_____________________________________

5. Draw lines to show what people did when they went to the seaside years ago.  (1 mark)

They travelled  riding donkeys.
They enjoyed  fully-clothed
They swam  by train.


6. What invention made people who were not that rich start visiting the seaside?  (1 mark)
________________________________

7. When was this invented?  (1 mark)
__________________________

8. In Victorian times people travelled to the sea side by train, how do people travel today? List them below, all the answers might not be in the text.  (1 mark)
__________________________________________________________________

9. Would you prefer to visit the sea side during the Victorian times or now a days? Explain your answer below.  (2 marks)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phonics:

Phase 5:Complete the activity on education city called Damp Tent, when you click on a word, write the word into a sentence using your whiteboard in your home learning pack. Your teacher will see if you have logged on and will award you a star.

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/34898/3/1/6

Phase 6: Today we will be looking at pronouns. Click on the link to see what a pronoun is and how they can be used. Complete the activity on education city called Mystery Island 1. Your teacher will see if you have logged on and will award you a star.

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/42304/5/1/1

 

Afternoon History Challenge: 

Your task is to write a diary entry from the perspective of a Victorian child, who is going on their first seaside trip. Click on the link below to listen to a Victorian child's first experience of the seaside.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories-victorian-seasides/zfxjkmn

In your diary entry you must include:

• How were you feeling the night before your first seaside trip?
• How did you travel to the seaside and who went with you?
• What did you see there?
• What sounds could you hear?
• What activities did you do?
• What did you enjoy the most about your first trip?

Have you used the features below?
 Past tense
 Personal pronouns (I, we, me, my)
 Time conjunctions
 Informal language
 Paragraphs
 Punctuation

Tuesday 9th June 2020


Hello Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here.
Below are your home learning activities for today. Your teachers are looking forward to seeing all of your fantastic work from today.

 

Literacy
 

This week in literacy we are looking at traditional tales. We all know traditional tales well, but what would happen if we changed the ending of a well-known tale?
 

Below is the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
 

Once upon a time there was a girl called Little Red Riding Hood. She lived with her mother in a village near a forest.
 

One day, Little Red Riding Hood went to visit her grandmother. She took a basket of food with her.
 

On her way, Little Red Riding Hood met a wolf.
 

“Hello,” said the wolf. “Where are you going?”
 

“I’m going to visit my grandmother who lives in the forest,” explained Little Red Riding Hood.
 

The wolf ran to Grandmother’s house. He went inside, put on a nightgown and got into her bed.
 

A little later, Little Red Riding Hood came to the house. She knocked on the door, then went inside. Little Red Riding Hood went over to Grandmother’s bed.
 

“Oh Granny, what big ears you have,” she said.
“All the better to hear you with,” answered the wolf.

 

“Oh Granny, what big eyes you have,”
said Little Red Riding Hood.
“All the better to see you with,” replied the wolf.

 

“Oh Granny, what big teeth you have,”
said Little Red Riding Hood.
“All the better to eat you with,” said the wolf. 

 

“Help!” shouted Little Red Riding Hood as she realised that there was a wolf in her grandmother’s bed.
 

She ran out of the house. A woodcutter was nearby. He heard Little Red Riding Hood’s scream and ran to the house. The woodcutter hit the wolf over the head. The wolf ran away and Little Red Riding Hood never saw him again.
 

In this story the villain is the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood is rescued by the Woodcutter.
 

What could we change and how would it affect the outcome of the story?
 

This could be the setting of the story, the villain, the rescuer or how the story ends. For example, instead of Little Red Riding Hood walking through the wood to get to her Grandmother’s house, she could walk through…

In your literacy book or on J2EFiles brainstorm ways that you could change the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

 

Maths


5 a day: Complete the odd and even questions by clicking the link below.
https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2/even-or-odd-numbers-on-number-lines

 

Main Activity: Today we are going to be using the four operations ( + - x  ÷ ) to answer word problems. Remember you need to read the problem, highlight the important information and then decide which operation to use.
 

Have a go at completing these word problems below.
 

Gazelles:

Everybody else:

 

Guided Reading

Log onto your bug club and read your book. Remember to click onto the alien to answer the questions. Your teacher will see if you have logged on, then you will be awarded your star.
http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

 

Phonics

Phase 5

 

Phase 6
 


You should have a list of the common exception words in your home learning pack. Use this to help you.


Afternoon History Challenge


Today we want you to look at the differences and similarities between past and present holidays at the seaside.  How have seaside holidays changed over time? 
Using the links below to help you, sort out the words in the table below into the correct columns.    

                                                                     
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1history.html#seaside

 

https://sites.google.com/site/primaryschoolhistory/victorians/victorian-seaside-holidays
 

https://www.everyschool.co.uk/history-key-stage-1-seaside-holidays.html
 

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/p/punch-and-judy-videos/
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWgnpY4L9so

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

https://www.twinkl.ae/resource/t-t-2547828-ks1-history-of-seaside-holidays-differentiated-fact-file-middle-ability

http://www2.westsussex.gov.uk/learning-resources/LR/learning/learning_resources/west_sussex_seaside_holidays_i/learn_about_seaside_holidays_i.html


 

Monday 8th June 2020

Hello Year 2, Miss Knight here! Today is the start of a new week and the chance to make your teachers proud and collect 10 stars. I look forward to hearing from you all at 10:15am on J2Messenger. 

Literacy:

 

Complete the Exclamation sentence activity set for you on Collins Connect. This activity will help you with the writing you will be doing this week.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Maths:

5 a day: Complete the addition word problems by clicking the link below.

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2/addition-word-problems-up-to-two-digits

Main Activity:Today you are going to complete an arithmetic test. Remember to show your working out and think carefully about the methods we use at school to help us answer the questions.

Guided Reading:

Your teachers want to see a range of different questions. We will be awarding extra stars for super, well thought out questions. Your questions should start in different ways, use the question starters on the left hand side of the picture to help you.

Gazelles: 1 question for each question opener.
Tigers / Lions and Zebras: At least 2 to 3 questions for each question opener.

Phonics:

Phase 5: Complete the two activities below. Both activities will need to be completed to achieve your star.

Phase 6: 

Write 3 more sentences using these words. Your teacher wants to see you using conjunctions to extend your sentences, you could also use expanded noun phrases.

Afternoon History Challenge:

Did you know that the word ‘holiday’ comes from the old English word holy day? Can you think of any school holidays that are linked to religious festivals? 

This week we will be thinking about modern seaside holidays and how they compare to Victorian holidays.

Your task today is to create an amazing fact file about Spain using your research skills. Think about the bullet points below:

• Find its location on Google maps.
• Which continent is Spain in?
• Which language is spoken in Spain?
• What is the population of Spain?
• Include interesting facts about the culture, climate, animals, and food.

These links will help you discover interesting facts about Spain:

http://https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/countries/spain-facts/

https://sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/spain.html

 

Friday 5th June 2020

Good morning Year 2, Miss Bennett here. I am so proud of each and every one of you for all the effort you are putting intoyour work. Keep it up.

Literacy:

Today is a handwriting focus so you will need to complete your work in your Yellow Literacy book or on lined paper.

Watch the short video of Long Ladder letters by clicking the link below. Long ladder letters are known for their straight lines. They are the letters: l , i , t , j , u and y
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf2r47h


Activity 1: Take a look around your home and see how many items you can spot that contain long ladder letters.
Try and find four items for each letter and write them down.
Here are some examples.
• l - p l ug
• y - batter y
• t - t elevision


Activity 2: Now watch the Christopher Columbus video on the same link. Based on what you learnt in the video above, write five sentences about Christopher Columbus in your best handwriting.
Remember to use capital letters at the start and full stops at the end of each sentence.
Once you finished your sentences, circle all of the long ladder letters you've used.

Please send pictures of your beautiful handwriting to your class e-mail address or save it on your J2files.

Maths:

Introduction: All children.

Main activity: 

Think about how you will set your work out. Think about how many legs the creatures have. Remember only two of the same animal walked onto the ark.
Your teachers will only award a star if you show all of your working out. Beware, we want to see a range of your different workings out.

Guided reading:

Look at the picture below and answer the questions.

 

 

Has the giant seen Jack?

How might Jack feel at this moment?

Would you rather be the giant or Jack?
Would you rather be a giant in a land of humans, or a human in a land of giants?
What/who else might live in the land of the giants?
Why do you think that giants live apart from humans?

Phonics phase 5

Can you write all the ‘oa’ words you spotted?

Can you sort the words you spotted into different spellings on the ‘oa’ phoneme?

The Old Pony

Joe, the old pony, was in his field. He was so old and slow that nobody rode him anymore. The wind was blowing. He felt cold and lonely. Just then, Jazz and Hal rode by on their bikes. They were going home for tea. They felt so sorry for old Joe that they stopped to stroke him. At teatime they told Dad about Joe.
“Don’t worry,” said Dad. “I know I can help him.”
After tea, Dad went to the shed and got an old green coat and a thin rope. Jazz and Hal got the end of a loaf of bread.
“Let’s go,” said Dad.
Dad and Jazz and Hal went back to Joe’s field.
“Hello, old fellow,” said Dad. Quickly, he put the old coat over Joe’s back and tied it on with rope. In no time at all, Joe was as warm as toast!
Jazz and Hal gave Joe some of the loaf to eat. Old Joe was happy at last.

 

Phonics phase 6:

Afternoon challenge: 

Today I would like you to be as creative as you can. We have focused on music this week.So today I would  like you to create a song,  rap or poem about how you feel right now, about staying at home and keeping safe. To go with this song you need to create some music using your musical instrument you made. It might be a family activity, you might create a band and every family member plays an instrument and sings a piece of the song. Don't forget to give your band a name. Remember to take a photograph and send it toyour teacher.  

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here!

Below are your home learning activities for today. Remember to check your J2Stars and don’t forget our playtime at 10:15 on J2Messenger.
 

Literacy

Today you are going to use your fantastic ideas from Tuesday to write your letter. Remember you are pretending to be the Wolf, so you can only use I, we, me and us.

If you are struggling for ideas, choose from the list below.

- A sorry letter to the 3 Little Pigs.
- A letter to the doctor about his cough.
- A letter to his friend to recount the events of the day.
You need to also remember to include your writing targets. We cannot wait to read them all!

Maths
 

Main activity:

Today please complete the activity on My Maths.

The teachers can see who has logged on and completed this activity. You will be awarded a star for completed work. https://app.mymaths.co.uk

Guided Reading

For today’s activity complete the book on bug club you have been set. Make sure you click on the bugs to answer the questions. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
 

Phonics

Phase 5 – Today we are looking at alternative spellings for ‘ai’. Look around your house, what things can you find that contain an alternative spelling for ‘ai’. Sort the words into the table below. 

 

Now write sentences using the words you have found. Think carefully and make sure that you are writing in full sentences using your writing targets.

Phase 6


Afternoon Art Challenge:

Today we would like you to look outside your window and think about what you can see. In Art this year we have looked at different ways of using a pencil/pen to make different effects. We would like you to sketch what you can see outside your window, making sure it all fits on your page. You will need to consider how you are going to draw each part of the picture. You may decide to use diagonal lines on the lamppost and shade in the road.

We cannot wait to see the finished pieces
 

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Knight here! I hope you are all well. I look forward to hearing from you all at 10:15am. 

Blow are your activities for today.

Literacy:

Questions are a very important feature of a letter. Today you are going to be focussing on writing questions within a letter. 

Complete the ‘Questions’ activity set for you on Collins Connect. 

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

 

Maths:

5 a day: Play the game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball    Remember to record your score on J2files to receive your star.

 

Main Activity

Activity 1: When looking at these types of questions the teachers will expect you to show your working out. You will only receive a star if you show working out.

Activity 2: 

Guided Reading:

Complete the Collins Connect Activity about Jack and the Beanstalk. Read the story and answer the comprehension questions. Make sure you are reading the text carefully to find your answers. 

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Phonics:

Phase 5 – Today we are looking at the alternative spellings of ‘ee’.  Read the letter below and find all the words that have ‘ee’ in it. Write these words down or highlight/underline them.

Dear Daisy,
How are you? We are at the seaside! It has been like a dream and very nice weather too. What a treat! We have had ice cream every day and my Mum said maybe I can go on a donkey tomorrow and she will teach me to swim, what a week it’s been! We’ve spent lots of money as it isn’t cheap and our feet are tired but it’s been wort h it.
Lots of love and see you soon. May xx

Phase 6 - Today we  are looking at the suffix ‘-ing’.

Activity: Add ‘-ing’ to the words and sort into the grid below.

Afternoon Music Challenge:

Activity 1: Click on the link below that takes you to ‘Play It’. Choose a song from ‘Play It’ and sing along. Explore the different elements that make up a song, play or clap along with the music and make then listen back to your own version of songs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/bring-the-noise?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fteach%2Fbring-the-noise%2Feyfs-ks1-music-play-it-bring-the-noise%2Fz4sq92p

Activity 2: Here are the lyrics to Bring The Noise.

You know what time it is.
If not I’ll tell you so.
Bring the noise! Bring the noise!
C’mon and feel the beat,
To make you stamp your feet.
Bring the noise! Bring the noise!
Laaa La-la, La-la-la, La-la-la.
Laaa La-la, La-la-la, La-la-la.
BRING THE NOISE!
Make up a movement for each line.

Sing and dance along to the track using the link above.

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Year 2, Miss Bennett here, I really enjoyed reading your holiday projects yesterday. It's not too late to send them to your teacher to achieve another star. 

Literacy: Read the letter below.

Who wrote the letter?  What is the purpose of the letter?  Why did she write it?  Who is she writing the letter for?

Did you notice that the letter is written from Goldilocks perspective?
This week you are going to be writing a letter pretending you are the Wolf from the 3 Little Pigs therefore you are going to be writing from the Wolfs perspective.
Today we would like you to brainstorm ideas of reasons why the Wolf may be sending a letter. Who might he send a letter to? Why might he be sending a letter? What would the purpose be?


Click on the link below to remind yourself of the 3 Little Pigs story. https://www.storyberries.com/the-three-little-pigs/ 

Maths: 

Main activity:

Today please complete the place value lesson on My Maths.
The teachers can see who has logged on and completed this activity. You will be awarded a star for completed work.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk

Guided Reading:

In your home learning packs you should have a whiteboard and whiteboard pen. I would like you to map out a Pie Corbett story map of a traditional tale. This can be the traditional tale we looked at yesterday or one of your choice. You can also complete your story maps in your books or save them to J2e files on your BGFL account.

Phonics (phase 5):

Phase 5 – For today’s home learning activity can you identify the alternative spellings for ‘igh’. Use your sound buttons to help you.

Phonics (phase 6)

Phase 6 – Today we are looking at the suffix ‘ness’.

Most of the time adding –ness is simple. For example, sad + ness = sadness and tired + ness = tiredness.
Can you add -ness to these words?
- Quiet
- Thoughtful
- Rude
- Bold

 

Sometimes it can be a bit trickier. When the adjectives end in a ‘y’, we usually change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’ and then add -ness. For example, happy + ness = happiness.
Can you add -ness to these words?


- Lonely
- Shiny
- Crazy
- Ready
This can be done in your literacy book or on J2Efiles.

 

Now complete the ‘ness’ quiz. https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/english-spelling/year-2-suffix-ness/ 

 

Music afternoon:

Today we would like you to think about different types of musical instruments. How many different musical instruments can you name? Note them all down. Use the picture below to help you.  Different musical instruments make different sounds. Can you also write down what noise you think they might make and how you play them?

Activity: Using household items, have a go at creating your own musical instrument. You need to consider the equipment you will need, what colours you will use, the noise your musical instrument will make and how you will play it. Below are some pictures of homemade instruments to help you.

Monday 1st June 2020 

Hello Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here.

Below are your home learning activities for today. Your teachers are looking forward to seeing all your amazing work for today. Don’t forget our playtime on J2Messenger at 10:15!

Literacy

This week you are going to be learning about letter writing. Discuss the questions below with a family member or write down your thoughts on Jit5.  

Why do people write letters?

Name 3 different reasons people write letters.

Have you ever written a letter before? Who was it for and why did you write it?

Main Activity: Below is a letter and set of features that you will always find in letter writing. Read the letter and find the features. You could either highlight the features in different colours or write them down in your Yellow Literacy book.

 


 

Maths

Problem of the day:

Zebras/lions/Tigers. 

Gazelles:

Main activity:

Gazelles: 

Zebra/Lions/Tigers:

Guided Reading

Read ‘The Enormous Turnip’ below and complete the comprehension questions. Remember to always look back in the text.


 

Phonics
Phase 5

Today we are looking at the alternative spelling of ‘oo’
Write and complete the sentences using the correct spelling.

Phase 6

You can add the suffixes ‘s’ and ‘es’ for plurals.  For most words we just add ‘s’ to the end of it to change it into a plural. For example, book becomes books. If the word ends with one of these sounds; ‘sh’,’ch’, ‘ss’, ‘s’, ‘x’, ‘z’ then add ‘es’.
 

Afternoon Music Challenge:

Today we are going to be thinking about how we can make music and sounds with our bodies.

Activity 1: Watch the clip below. Omar shows you how to make music just using his body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjcwqp3

Why don't you try making some of the noises they make in the video?

• flap your arms like a penguin
• stomp your feat like a dinosaur
• click your tongue to sound like a unicorn
• rub your hands together
• pat your cheeks

Activity 2: Complete activity 2 on the same link. Watch the video to see how to play the Forbidden Rhythm game. Forbidden Rhythm is a game that helps children develop a sense of pulse as a group. The game involves you clapping a rhythm and the child repeating it back to you.

 

Holiday Project

Below is your holiday project for May Half Term. 

Happy Holidays!

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Hello Year 2, Miss Knight here. Wow, what a fantastic week we have had speaking to eachother on J2Message! You have also completed some great work. Keep it up! Please come back onto the Home Learning page at the end of the day to see your Holiday Project for next week. 

Below are today's activities. 

Literacy:

Today we are looking at apostrophes for possession. We use an apostrophe when something belongs to somebody. For example; Miss Knight's class - the class belong to Miss Knight. 

Activity 1: Log onto Collins Connect and complete the ‘Apostrophes for Possession’ activity set for you by your teacher.  https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Activity 2: : Rewrite each sentence below so it includes an apostrophe to show possession. The first one has been done for you.

1. Conor is looking at the bike which belongs to Isla.
Answer: Conor is looking at Isla’s bike.


2. The long, warm coat which belongs to Martin is hanging up in the hall.
3. These are the parents that belong to Lucy.
4. The wheels that belong to the car splashed through the puddles on the road.

5. The work that belonged to year 2 was incredible. 

Maths:

5 a day: Complete the questions below. Write down what time is showing on the clock.

Main Activity: Complete the challenge questions below. Remember to either save your answers on your J2 files or write them in your blue Maths book and e-mail them to your class e-mail address. 

Guided Reading:

I have started to write a story about the stadium picture, but I haven’t finished it. I would like you to finish the story for me. I want you to think about the things you have learnt in class. I would like you to include:

Different sentence types
Adjectives and adverbs
Capital letters and full stops

Once you have read the stadium story, you will need to use your prediction skills to think about what might happen next. We are really looking forward to reading some amazing exciting stories. You need to save your work to J2e so you can receive your star.

This place had once been filled with noise, thousands upon thousands of excited fans cheering as they applauded ‘the beautiful game’ being played in front of them.
Now, all that remained were memories. Would this place ever be restored to its former glory?

 

Phonics: You only need to complete the phase you are in. 

Phase 5: Today you are going to be making your own, ’treasure or Trash’ game. You need to design two different pieces of card. Like the example below.

You need to cut up the remaining pieces of card and write on some phase 5 words. Use the words below:

about, repeat, statue, pheath, droot, shighn, sweap, dice, driver, shive, drew, tronney.
You can write some of your own words containing the phase 5 digraphs too!
Ask a family member to hold up a word. You need to say the word, draw on your sound buttons and place the word in the correct place. Is it a real word or a nonsense word?

Phase 6: Today you are going to be making your own, ’treasure or Trash’ game focussing on compound words. You need to design two different pieces of card. Like the example below.

You need to cut up the remaining pieces of card and write on some words. Use the words below:

Grandfather, sunweed, lighthouse, eggball, rugbyball, football, sunlight, sunflower, doorstep, sofadoor, playdoor, damptree.
Ask a family member to hold up a word. You need to say the word and place the word in the correct place. Is it a real word or a nonsense word?
Please take pictures of your amazing phonics games.

 

Afternoon E-Safety Challenge:

Today you will be designing your own e-Safety poster.

Before you make your poster, we want you to think about what you have learnt about e-safety when you were at school and throughout this week.

Think about:
· How you must behave online? And what words you must use.
· Not sharing personal or private information.
· Who you can trust and go to for help if you somebody is unkind or hurtful to you?
· Remember anything you put on the internet stays on the internet even if you cannot always see it.

Your poster needs to be eye catchy, colourful and informative. We would love to add some of these to the website so please send us your final designs. 
Happy designing!

 

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Morning Year 2, Miss Bennett here. I'm so excited for our virtual playtime at 10.15 - 10.30. See you all then. 

Literacy: Today’s SPAG focus is adjectives. Remember adjectives are used to describe a noun.

Activity 1: Complete the questions below.

Activity 2: What adjective can you use to describe the picture below?

Now in your literacy book or on J2EFiles write sentences to describe the dragon and what is happening in this picture using the adjectives you have just listed.

 

Maths:

Watch the video by clicking on the link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs This will give you a quick recap of how to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times that we have looked at at school.

Now read each time on the clock and write the time underneath.

 

Guided Reding:

Complete the activity on bug club. Read your book and click on the alien to answer the questions. Your teachers can see who has opened their book and completed the activity. Once you have completed the task, your teacher will award you a star.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login

Phonics - Phase 5
Play the game on Education City ‘Time for a bike ride’. You will be looking at using the split digraph ‘i-e’. Your teacher will see if you have logged on and she will award you a star.  https://go.educationcity.com

Phonics -Phase 6

Play the game on Education City ‘Flight to freedom’. You will be making and identifying compound words. Your teacher will see if you have logged on and she will award you a star.  https://go.educationcity.com

ICT afternoon challenge:

Have you ever thought about your digital footprint and how much information you give away without even knowing?

Today you will be an e-safety spy and use the picture cards below to see how much information you can gather about Penelope without her knowing?

 

 

 

Now that you have seen the clues, complete the ‘All about Penelope’ chart below in your homework books or on J2e.

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here! Remember to check your J2message at the end of each day to find out who received the star of the day!


Literacy

Today your home learning activity is focused on adverbs. Adverbs are used to describe verbs.

Activity 1:
Write out the passage choosing the most appropriate adverb.

It was a beautiful day with the sun shining (carefully/brightly). I (excitedly/slowly) phoned my friends asking them to come over for a picnic.

I (gently/happily) drove into town to buy some food and drink. When I got to town I was (luckily/very) surprised at how busy it was.

After I had finished shopping I threw the bags into the boot (quickly/completely)

(Carefully/Messily), I drove into the driveway and I smiled (after/happily) because I saw my friends sitting in the garden waiting for me (finally/patiently). Later we had a wonderful picnic together!

Activity 2: Log onto Education City and complete the ‘Temple Adventure’ activity. https://www.educationcity.com/

Maths

5 a day: Click on J2blast on your BGFL account and have a go at completing the times table questions. You may want to have a go a few times to try and beat your previous score.

Main Activity: Complete the ‘Introducing Time’ activity to set by your teacher on MyMaths. https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Guided Reading

These sentences are really boring and need to be improved. Can you help?

The stadium was horrible.

The seats were horrible.

The pitch was horrible.

The grass had all gone.

Nobody went there anymore.

The stadium is big.

You may want to use the link from last week to up level and improve these sentences. https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/kid You also could include expanded noun phrases that you looked at last week. Remember the rule, two adjectives before the noun.

Phonics

Phase 5

Play the game on https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games- Play the Yes/No Yeti.

Once you have played the game record your score on J2e so your teacher can award you a star.

Phase 6

Play the game on https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/compound-words.html . Click on compound word match jobs game. Then compound word match nature. Once you have finished the game.it will give you a score. Record this score onto your files on J2e,soyour teacher can award you a star.

Afternoon E-Safety Challenge
Just like in real life, if someone is unkind to someone else online, all the time and by purpose it is bullying. You might hear it being called CYBER BULLING.

What would you do if you received this message?

“None of us want to be your friends anymore!”

Remember the best thing to do is to tell an adult that you can trust.

Today, you will be creating a helping hands tree using hand print cut-outs. Read the instructions below to help you. 

Instructions:

1. Get a few pieces of plain paper.
2. Draw around your hand to make 5 hand prints (you can add more if you need to).
3. Cut your hand prints out carefully.
4. On each hand draw a picture of an adult you can trust and would go to for help.
5. Write who the person is to you, for an example mum, dad, and teacher. Then decorate each hand print.
6. Then stick them on larger sheet of paper to create a helping hands tree.

Happy creating!
 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2, it's Miss Knight here! We recieved some amazing work yesterday so keep it up. Remember to check your J2message at the end of each day to find out who recieved the star of the day!

Literacy:

Today we are looking at how to use commas in a list. Commas are used to separate items. For examples, for lunch today you can choose from sausages, pizza, roast beef or chicken nuggets.
 

Activity 1: Complete the commas in a list activity set for you on Collins Connect.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Activity 2: Read the sentences below and put the commas in the correct place.

Jim Fred Kelly and Kara will go bowling on Friday night.
 

Would you rather have pizza hamburgers or hot dogs for dinner?
 

The paper scissors and pencils belong in the top drawer.

Sam took sweets a drink toys and paper to his friends house.

 

Maths:

5 a day: Complete the questions on the form below. 

Main Activity:

Below are different times in the day. Create a diary of what you do at these times during the day. Remember AM is in the morning and PM is after dinner.

Half past 8 –
Quarter past 10 –
12 o’clock –
Half past 1 –
3 o’clock -
5 o’clock –
Half past 8 –

Guided Reading:

You are going to use the same picture as yesterday to complete some activities on adjectives.

1. Can you make a list of adjectives to describe the stadium as it looks today?

2. Can you make a list of adjectives to describe what it used to look like?
3. Can you write a short paragraph to describe the stadium as it used to look, and another to describe how it looks now?

 

For number 3, we want a paragraph of writing, not just sentences. You need to save your work to J2e so you can receive your star.

Phonics:

Phase 5:

Read each word and add your sound buttons. Then choose 5 words and write them into a sentence, remember your capital letters and full stops.

Phase 6:

Draw a line between each of the words that join together to make a new word. The first oone has been done for you.

Now I want you to complete the activity below:
 

How many words can you think of that include each of the following words?

Afternoon E-Safety Challenge:

Today’s task is to complete an online quiz to see how much you know about making the right choice when you are faced with tricky situations online. Happy quizzing!

 

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Year 2.Miss Bennett here! Remember to go onto your J2messenger at 10.15 - 10.30 for your virtual playtime where you can chat to your friends in your class. 

Literacy: Today in literacy we are looking at conjunctions.

Activity 1: Complete the sentences below by adding in the correct conjunction.

or         because            and           so           but          if

1. I am going to Spain______ I am going to Greece.

2. Simon wanted to go into the tree house ____ he couldn’t find his ladder.
3. You can go bowling___ go to the park on your birthday.
4. Take your cardigan off___ it gets too warm.
5. We couldn’t go to the shops today_____ it was closed.
6. My mum bought the cake___ forgot the candles.
7. John missed the bus_____ he walked home.

Activity 2: Edit and up level the sentences below by adding conjunctions to make your sentences more detailed.

1. She wanted to go on holiday
2. It was his birthday
3. Ben finished his homework
4. Sally bought an umbrella
5. Peter always washes his hands
This can be written in your literacy book or on your J2EFiles.

Maths:

 

Main Activity: This week in Maths we are going to be focussing on telling the time.

Today we would like you to create your own clock using any materials you may have at home. You could use paper, a paper plate or cardboard. Make sure you write the numbers in the correct places on the clock and create your minute hand (long hand) and hour hand (short hand). You may want to write on the clock to help you read the time. Then have a go at creating different times on your clock and challenging people in your family to tell the time on your clock.

Guided Reading:

Using the picture I want you to answer the questions:
What is this place?
How has it changed over the years?
What used to happen here?
What happens here now?
Why has it changed so much?
Will it ever be the same again?
Have you ever been to a stadium?
What did you see happening there?
Why are stadiums like this built?


Remember your teachers want to see you using full sentences. You need to save your work to J2e so you can receive your star.

Phase 5 Phonics:

Today we are going to look at the split diagraph a-e.

Complete the activity below by adding in the split digraph, then write the word into a sentence using a capital letter and full stop.

On Friday you will be making your own board game. You need to have a piece of card or a cereal box is fine. Keep this safe. More instructions coming on Friday.

Phase 6 Phonics:

Today we are going to look at compound words. A compound word is a word that is made up of two different words. For example, the word butterfly is made up of two words: butter + fly. Complete the activity below and save your work to J2files.

 

Circle all of the compound words above. If there are any words you don’t understand use the online dictionary to clarify the meaning. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english

Once you have identified the compound words, I would like you to write each one into a sentence, try and use an expanded noun phrase in your sentence. Extra stars will be given for extra effort!

Afternoon ICT:

Today we have launched our new tab on BGFL, 'J2messenger'. So we need to remember how to stay safe online. Today’s task is about staying safe online and being careful with our actions, especially our words. It is important for us to remind ourselves of our Grove school expectations, which are:

• We are kind and don’t hurt others or their feelings
• We respect all property
• We always try to do our best
• We are honest and tell the truth
• We are good listeners and thoughtful speakers
• We always treat others as we would want to be treated.

 

Friday 15th May 2020

Hello Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here!
Below are your home learning activities for today. Remember to check your J2Stars!

Literacy
Today you will start by logging onto your BGFL account and going onto J2Blast and have a go at Spell blast. Once you have played a few games, save your best score to your J2e files. This way your teacher will be able to award you stars.

Main activity:
You are going to present your commentary to a family member. You are going to use the piece of writing you completed yesterday.
Once you have presented your commentary to a family member, you need them to write a few sentences about how you did. These few sentences need to be saved on BGFL so you can receive your star.  If you are confident enough, you could get a family member to film you and send the video to your teacher, you never know, a few of these might go onto the Grove school website.

Maths
5 a day: Click on the link below and complete 5 questions. Record how many you got right. https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2/which-bar-graph-is-correct
Main activity: Complete the MyMaths activity your teacher has set for you called ‘Pictograms and bar charts’.    https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Guided Reading
Read the character description below. Then draw a picture of what you think the character will look like. Label your picture using words and phrases from the text.

Annabella

On the very top of a magical mountain lived an enchanting and beautiful princess called
Annabella. Her auburn hair was thick, shiny and glossy and tumbled down her shoulders in waves.  She wore a crimson dress that glistened in the light and long, silk, pink gloves on her tiny hands. Annabella was quite a shy girl that blushed when talking.


Phonics
Phase 5: Complete the Phase 5 wordsearch below Read the clues to help you identify the correct words.



Phase 6: Today we would like you to create posters to help you remember the homophone rules for:

They’re, there and their.

Wear, where, and were.

Too, two and to.

Be as creative and as colourful as you can. We would love to be able to use these posters in the classroom when we are back at school.
 

Here is an example:

 

Afternoon PSHE Challenge
Think about your Grove Expectations:
•  we are kind and don’t hurt others or their feelings
•  we respect all property
•  we always try to do our best
•  we are honest and tell the truth
•  we are good listeners and thoughtful speakers
•  we always treat others as we would want to be treated.

Choose one of the Grove Expectations and create an informative piece of writing, poster or leaflet  showing showing examples of following that Grove Expectation. Make sure you are using the writing targets we have looked this week in your work. This can be completed in your books or on J2EFiles.

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Knight here! We have been really impressed with the work we are recieving, keep it up! Below are today's activities.

Literacy:

Starter ActivityComplete the SPAG quiz using the forms link below. We look forward to seeing your score!

Main Activity: 

Today you will be writing your commentary. Watch the clip again, with sound, and see if you can magpie any good language that the presenter is using.https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x79m8pm

You need to think about what you have learnt in school. Teachers will be looking for:
The use of different sentence types
Neat handwriting
Adjectives and adverbs
Expanded noun phrases
Capital letters and full stops.

Save your completed commentary to J2e files or in your book. Remember if you write in your book or write on a word document you can send your teacher a photograph or a word document of your work to your class email. You can find these emails at the top of Year 2 home learning page.
 

We are really looking forward to reading them.

Maths:

5 a Day:

Main Activity:

Complete the testbase questions about the graphs below.

The farm has more sheep than horses. How many more?
The farm has 5 more cows than horses. Complete the graph to show the number of cows.
How many goats are on the farm?

How many bounces did Dan do?
Who completed the most bounces?
What is the difference between how many bounces Yin and jo got?
Who bounced the ball between 25 and 35 times?

Guided Reading:

Complete the inference questions about the picture below. Make sure you explain why you think that.

• Whose bedroom is this?
• What can you tell about his personality and interests?
• How old do you think the boy mouse is? Why?
• Which fairy tale do you think they might be reading?
• How long do you think they have been reading for?
• Why do they read every night before bed?

Phonics:

Phase 5: Look at things around the room. Can you spot any words that contain these digraphs? Try write down as many words as you can.

Phase 6: Read the paragraph below and edit the homophones that have been used in the wrong context.You can either re write the passage with the corrections or cross out the wrong words and re-write them above. 

Afternoon R.E Challenge:

Yesterday, you thought about what you would do if you were to rule the world. Some of your ideas and explanations were really good. 

Today, we would like you to imagine that you are the ruler of a school. What would you imagine your school to look like? What rules would you put in place to make the world a better place?

Think about:

• How would you like the school to be if you were in charge?
• What rules would you put into place?
• Why would your rules make the school a better place?
• Which problems would you want to get rid of?
• How can this be achieved?

Activity:
 Create a poster that tells us what you would do as ruler of a school iand what the future looks like in your school. Remember to be as creative as you can! You may want to add illustrations and draw a picture of you ruling a school. 

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Hello Year 2, Miss Bennett here. Hope you enjoy today's activities. We look forward to seeing some great work.

Literacy: In your finished piece of writing on Friday, the teachers would love to see some different types of sentences. We would like you to look at each picture below and write 2 questions and 2 exclamation sentences for each one.

 

Maths: 5 a day: Click on the link below and answer the bar graph questions. Keep a record of how many you get correct. 

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-2/interpret-bar-graphs  

Main activity:  For today’s home learning activity you are going to create your own graph. I have collected data of some of the teacher’s favourite vegetables.


Activity 1: Fill in the missing information in the tally chart.
Activity 2: Using Jit5 or the squares in your Maths book, create a block graph to represent this data. Then write questions about the data that you could ask somebody else to answer.

Guided Reading: Complete the book set for you on Bug Club. Remember to click on the aliens, as you read each page, to answer the questions.

Phonics:

Phase 5: Ask a member off your family to play this game with you. Ask another person to read out a sound from your Phase 5 phonics mat. Using different colours, write down that sound without peeping. You will then create your own colourful phonics mat.

Phase 6: Clip on the click below to take you to the BBC Bitesize website, focusing on there, their and they’re. Watch the video clip and complete the quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/z3cxrwx

 

Afternoon activity:

Today, we’re going to do some RE work thinking about the future.

Imagine that you are the ruler of the world. What do you imagine the world to be like in the future? What rules would you put into place to make the world a better place?
Think about:
• How would you like the world to be if you were in charge?
• What rules would you put into place?
• Why would your rules make the world a better place?
• Which world problems would you want to get rid of?
• How can this be achieved?
Activity:

Create an informative piece of writing, poster or leaflet that tells us what you would do as ruler of the world in the future and what the future looks like. Remember to be as creative as you can!

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here.

Below are your activities for today.

Literacy

Using the clip from yesterday, you are going to start looking at adding key vocabulary to your story map.

Activity 1:

Here are some basic words that we don’t want to see in your writing. Use your thesaurus at home or an online thesaurus to up level these words. If you haven’t got a thesaurus, use the link: https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/kid this will help you find some amazing vocabulary.

Hungry, hunt, move, looking, quick, nice, bad, kind, cold, small, big.
This is a really good link to use for your homework in the future. Make sure you save it or write it down so you can use it again.

Activity 2:

On your white board or in your book, you need to have six boxes, like the example below. Ask an adult to help you.


This shows the flow of the story. Watch the clip again and add notes and vocabulary to each section of the story. You don’t need to write in full sentences, these are just your ideas. This vocabulary will be used in your final piece of writing.

Maths

5 a day

Main activity: Answer the questions below about this graph.

Who has the most stickers?
What is the difference between the most popular and the least popular?
How many stickers does all the children all together?
Why do you think they received stickers?
Fred is now given another sticker, add this information to the graph.
What is the difference between Fred and Jane’s stickers now?

 


Which two children scored the same number of goals?
Who scored the least?
What is the difference between the person who scored the most and the person who scored the least?
How many goals did Carl, Kim and Amy score altogether?
Max scored another goal. Add this information to the graph.
How many more goals did Carl get than Kim?

Guided Reading

Read the text below about Captain Tom Moore and complete the comprehension questions. Remember to always look back in the text.


 

Phonics

Phase 5: Sort the words below into ‘real words’ and ‘nonsense words’. Remember to draw your sound buttons on each word to help you identify the digraphs.

Phase 6: This week your focus is on ‘Homophones’. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning and spelling. For example, there, their and they’re.
Complete the activity below by either circling the correct word to fit the sentence or re writing the sentence with the correct homophone.

Afternoon PSHE Challenge

For today's PSHE challenge think about what makes a good friend. What are the qualities you look for in a good friend? Think about all the things you like about your friends. The things you like in someone are their positive qualities. This could be the way they behave or the way they make you feel. When you mix all these things together you have a good friend. 

In your literacy book or on J2EFiles create your own recipe for what makes a good friend.

For example: 1. add a sprinkle of kindness, a dash of caring and mix well.  

Monday 11th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2, Miss Knight here! A new week means a new start with your J2stars. We cannot wait to see all your amazing work this week and award stars for children working hard. 

Below are your activities for today.

Literacy:

Last term you wrote a commentary based on a lion being attacked by hyenas. You may want to watch this clip again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5V6gdu5ih8 .

You wrote some amazing pieces with great use of vocabulary. This week you be writing another commentary. You will be writing about seals being hunted by a killer whale. I would like you to watch the clip below, but with no sound.  Watch the clip from BBC Earth. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x79m8pm

Watch the clip closely and look what is happening, watch the clip a couple of times so you understand what is happening. Remember no sound.

In your home learning packs you should have a whiteboard and whiteboard pen. I would like you to map out a Pie Corbett story map about what is happening in the clip. You can also complete your story maps in your books or save them to J2e files on your BGFL account.
 

Make sure this activity is completed. You will need it during the week.

Maths:

5 a day:

Zebra/lion

1. ¾ of 52 =
2. ____ ÷ 5 = 8
3. 46 + 35 = ____
4. 60 - _____= 23
5. 52 - ____ = 29

Tigers
1. 94 – 62 =
2. ¼ of 24=
3. 4 x 3 =
4. 44 + 38 =
5. 21÷3= 

Gazelles
1. 13 + 9 =
2. 17 – 6 =
3. ½ of 10
4. 2 x 4 =
5. 6 x 2 =

Main Activity: 

This week in maths we are focusing on Statistics. Below is a graph that shows which fruit children like best. Today you are going to have a go at completing finding the difference questions. Finding the difference is when you subtract one number from another, remembering to always put the biggest number first.  Example: What is the difference between apples and bananas? There are 6 apples and 7 bananas so you would work out 7 – 6 = 1.

Use the block graph to complete these questions.
How many more people chose apples to oranges?
What is the difference between in the number of children who like grapes and pears?
What is the difference between in the number of children who like bananas and oranges?
How many more people liked bananas than oranges?
What is the difference between the children that liked grapes and pears?
How many more people liked the most popular fruit to the least popular fruit?

Guided Reading:

Answer the prediction questions about the picture below.

What has happened here?

Why is the boy hanging from the tree?

Why is she wearing ice skates but he isn’t?
What might she be saying to him?
How is he going to get down?
What happened 5 minutes before this scene? What will happen 5 minutes after?

Phonics:

Phase 6: Complete ‘Homophones’ activity set on Bug Club.

Phase 5: The trigraph of the day is ‘ure’.  Read the short story below and find all the words that have todays trigraph in it. Write these words down or highlight/underline them.

The cure
One day, a girl called Sally decided to go on an adventure. She went into the woods and came across a house. All at once Sally didn't feel well, she was very hot and had a temperature. So she knocked on the door. A witch opened it and said “I have just the thing for you, I can give you a cure. Come inside”.
Sally followed the witch inside. The witch went into another room and started to make a special mixture. Sally could see through a crack in the door that there were all sorts of things going into the mixture. She saw frog legs, newt eyes, bat wings, snail slime, snake tongues and rat tails!
The witch came out and gave Sally the mixture. She did not want to drink it, she asked “Is it pure, is it safe?”.
“Sure it's pure.” said the witch and cackled. Sally saw her chance. She ran out of the witch's house and home as fast as she could.

Afternoon Science Challenge:

For today's Science challenge we would like you to visit the 'Science at Home' page on the Grove Website and choose 2 activities to complete. Please send us pictures of your work or complete on Jit5. 

http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/science-at-home

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

VE Day activities for Year 2
75 years ago today World War II ended and this country along with many others celebrated Nazi Germany’s surrender and the end of the war in Europe.
Your teachers have created an exciting menu of activities for you to choose from this afternoon.  You can decide to do one or do them all over the weekend.  Just remember to send your teacher some photos of you and your family doing them.
Click here for your Thursday afternoon VE Day activities: http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/celebrating-ve-day-at-home

 

A huge hello from Miss Bennett. Well done to all children that have achieved 8 or more stars. Later on today your name will be on the Grove school website. If you haven't achieved 8 yet, there's still time! Also keep checking the Year 2 page on the Grove Website so you can see some of the amazing work we have been sent from your friends.

LiteracyYesterday you learnt about expanded noun phrases. Today I would like you to write your own expanded noun phrases for each picture. Remember 2 adjectives before the noun. Think about all your other writing targets and see if you can write some fantastic sentences.

Maths: Log onto J2Blast and see if you can beat your last score. Remember to save your score to J2files so your teacher can award you a star.

Fractions are all around us, all of the time and we don’t always realise it. Have a look around your home and find any fractions. Draw pictures and write these down. You can record your work on J2e5.  For example: The food filled ½ of the plate.

 

Guided Reading: Draw a picture of another place the girl might visit on her adventure in the bath. Label the picture with all of your imaginary ideas. 

Phonics: Click on the link below to take you to Phonics Bloom. Complete the phase 5 activity.

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=5#

Once you have played the game,write a short summary of how well you did and what you need to improve on. Save your summary to J2files. 

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Year 2, Miss Hollyhead here.

Below are your activities for today. Keep up the amazing work!

Literacy:
What is an expanded noun phrase? Watch the clip below by clicking on the link.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f
Now complete the ‘Noodle Nouns’ activity set by your teacher on Education City.
https://www.educationcity.com/

Maths:
5 a day:
Go on to BGFL and J2 Blast. Practise your multiplications and record your score on J2e5.

Main activity:

Guided Reading:
Today we are looking at character thoughts and feelings using the picture from yesterday. There are two main characters in the picture the girl and the turtle.
What do you think the girl and the turtle are thinking? How do you think they are feeling? Why?

Phonics:
The split digraph of the day is ‘a-e’. What are the alternative spellings for this split digraph? You can use your phonics mats to help you. Now look around your house and write down as many things you can find that have an alternative ‘a-e’. Then put these words into sentences in your Literacy book or on J2e5.

Science Afternoon Challenge:
Yesterday we learnt that you need a variety of different food groups to have a healthy, balanced diet. Today we would like you to design a main meal and a desert for the Grove School Menu. Make sure your meal ideas have a variety of carbohydrates, protein, dairy and fruit and vegetables.  You could draw and label this in your Literacy book or on J2e.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning Year 2, Miss Knight here. Below are your activities for today. Keep up the fantastic work!

Literacy:

Using what you learnt yesterday about the past and present tense, read the sentences below and re-write them in the past tense. Think carefully about which verbs you will need to change to make sure the sentence makes sense.

1. My little brother is building a toy house.
2. I am working really hard at home.
3. I am eating a sandwich for my dinner.
4. I can see a rainbow in the clear blue sky.
5. I am helping my sister ride her bike.

Maths:

5 a day:

Zebras/lions

2/4 of 28 =
34 + __ = 67
82 minus seventeen
55 ÷ 5 =
28 + 12+ 15 =

Tigers

 

44 + __= 36

2/3 of 36
66 minus twelve =
55 ÷ 5 =
15 + 25 =

Gazelles

20 + 10 =

4 x 5 =
½ of 40 =
2+2+2+2+2+2=
50 subtract 30 =

Main Activity:

Complete the problems below.

Guided Reading:

Look carefully at the picture below called ‘An unexpected Adventure’, then answer the questions below.

Where did her journey begin?
Why was it ‘unexpected’?
Where will she go on her adventure?
What different things will she encounter?
How will she get back home?
How might she be feeling about the adventure?
What will her parents be thinking?
Would you like to go on an adventure like this? Perhaps you can write about it!

Phonics:

Look at the digraph ‘ey’ on your Phase 5 phonics mat. Brainstorm as many words as you can think of that include this digraph. Now put these words into full sentences, see if you can include the common exception words, ‘behind’, ‘hold’ and ‘parents’ in your sentences.

Afternoon Science Challenge:

Below is the healthy eating plate, it shows the different types of food you need to eat for a balanced diet. It includes, carbohydrates, protein, dairy and fruit and vegetables.

Watch the clips below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwgnvcw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbsmhyc

Think about these questions with a family member or write down your answers.

Which category should we eat more/less of?

Is it healthy to eat just one part of the plate? Why not?

Activity: Draw your own eat well plate and draw as many different types of food you can think of that fit into each section of the healthy eating food plate. You may want to find different foods from your Kitchen and put them into your healthy eating plate. 

Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning Year 2. Miss Bennett here, here are your activities for today. We look forward to seeing some amazing work. 

Literacy: 

 

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