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Year 2

Friday 5th June

Hi Class 2,

Can you tie your shoe laces? Why not use this time at home to practise. As your feet grow more and more shoes require laces so it’s good to get started now. Especially for football boots!

1. Reading – Your reading activity today is called ‘Through Thick and Fin’ on Education City.

2. Spelling – Ask your grown up to test you on the spellings you’ve been learning this week – Good Luck! Here are your spellings ready for next week.  sum-2-wk2-spellings.doc

3. English – Today I would like you to write a diary about your half term holiday. You can include any of the activities you enjoyed. It doesn’t have to be in the exact order you actually did them in (sometimes writers need to embellish the truth to make their writing more interesting). Think about what we should include:

  • Feelings (adjectives that describe)
  • Conjunctions (but, because, when, or, if, that)
  • Different time words to help start sentences in different ways.
  • Capital letters and full stops.

Please email me your finished diaries, I would love to read them!

4. Maths – Fraction word problem Challenge cards – These cards get increasingly difficult, how far can you get? Remember to draw dots to share numbers.  t-n-252431-year-2-fractions-word-problems-challenge-cards-ver-4.pdf

5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘Habitats’ and answer Set B questions. 

6. Education City – Complete the Reading comprehension called ‘Through Thick and fin’

7. DT – Practise your cutting and slicing skills. Make your family a fruit salad, fruit kebabs or fresh fruit lollies.  DT-Fruit-ideas.docx

8. P.E – Enjoy a bike ride or a walk with your family. 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

 https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

 https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Have a great weekend,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Thursday 4th June

Good morning Class 2,

We hope that you and your families are well. Please get in touch through the school email address if you need any help with any of your home learning or if you would like to share with us what you’ve been doing. We love to receive your photos.

  1. Reading – Today choose a book of your choice and read it aloud to someone. Try to read for a full 20 minutes.
  2. Spelling – Combine with P.E today by using the alphabet workout from yesterday to spell out each of your spelling words.
  3. English – To make our writing interesting and flow we need to vary the way we start our sentences. If we wrote a diary and just repeated the same starter it would be really boring e.g. I went to the park. I read a book. I played on my Nintendo switch. I drew a picture. I saw some ducklings.
    I would like you to look back through the comprehension diaries of Tim Peake and The Tour de France rider and highlight the time words they have used at the start of some of their sentences. (Today, soon, next, tomorrow, before, finally) Make a poster with these words on and any others you can think of (a while later, first, then, after that, in the morning, in the evening, as the sun set etc.) so you can use it as a reminder tomorrow when you write your own diary.
  4. Maths – Please complete sheet - Finding Fractions of a quantity 2. Working practically with 1p coins or counters will help to make learning more concrete for learners who are struggling with the drawn model.  Fractions-of-a-number-2.docx Fractions-of-a-number-2.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘Habitats’ and answer Set A questions.  Y2-Reading-extract-and-questions-Habitats.docx Y2-Reading-extract-and-questions-Habitats.pdf
  6. Mathletics– Complete the Count forwards patterns/ count backwards patterns.
  7. R.E– https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-muslim-pilgrimage-hajj/zndfcqt Watch this longer video about Hajj – make a poster to give information about what happens when Muslims visit Mecca.
  8. P.E – Combine with spelling today by using the alphabet workout from yesterday to spell out each of your spelling words.  PE-1.docx PE-1.pdf 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Enjoy your day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Wednesday 3rd June

Hello Class 2,

Make sure you continue to practise telling the time. It’s a great idea to get used to wearing a watch and knowing what the time is throughout the day.

  1. Reading – Read this extract from ‘A diary of a wimpy kid’ – talk with your grown up about how he was feeling at different points in the story and how you know that. This is using your inference skills to think like a detective; which words are the clues that show the feelings of the character?  https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2016/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-double-down-extract/
  2. Spelling – Practise writing each of your spelling words with your neatest joined up writing.
  3. English – Today we are going to look at how you can use conjunctions to make your sentences longer in your diary writing. Complete the sheet by adding the missing conjunctions to the sentences. Then choose the 1, 2 or 3 star challenge at the bottom of the sheet.  Conjunctions.pdf Conjunctions.docx
  4. Maths – Please complete Fractions of a Number sheet. If this is too tricky stick with finding half of a number. Use counters or 1p coins to share between 2 to make the task more practical. Fractions-of-a-number.pdf Fractions-of-a-number.docx
  5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘A day in the life of a Tour De France Rider’ and answer the questions. Choose from 1 star, 2 star or 3 star challenges. t-l-53326-ks1-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-tour-de-france-rider-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-ver-1.pdf
  6. Education City – Play 'Space camp' by dragging the correct conjunction into the sentence so that it makes sense.
  7. R.E – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4yr87h Watch this short video about a boy who goes on a special journey. Write the things he told his mum that were amazing.
  8. P.E – Use the attached sheet to make your workout according to the letters in your name. If you don’t have many letters in your name make sure you do your middle name and surname too!  PE.pdf PE.docx 


If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Have a good day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Tuesday 2nd June

Good Morning Class 2,

What amazing weather we've had! We hope you’ve had a lovely half term break from home learning and hope that you are refreshed and ready to begin your final half term in Year 2.  

  1. Reading – Read the opening extract of ‘A Diary of a Killer Cat’. Do you remember us reading it in class? Tell your grown up what you can remember about the story once you’ve read the opening extract to yourself.  Diary-of-a-Killer-Cat-extract.pdf
  2. Spelling – Please find your new spellings for this week, write out each spelling word, once with your right hand and once with your left hand!  sum-2-wk-1spellings.doc
  3. English – Plan to write a diary about your week off. Remember diaries are usually private and so we can write about how we feel about the events that have happened.  Discuss with someone at home all the activities you’ve been doing and make a list in your book, next to the list write down some adjectives and feelings words and phrases to describe how you felt at the different points in the week.
    E.g. watched a film – relaxed, water fight – exciting/funny, walk by the river – happy, bike ride – tired, completed a level on an x box game - proud.
  4. Maths – This week we will spend re-capping Fractions. Ask your child what they remember, how do you write a fraction? Show them ½ and ¼ and ask if they know what they mean. Talk about ½ being a whole split into two equal parts and ¼ being a whole split into 4 equal parts. The ½ or ¼ refers to just one of those parts. Complete p2 and 3 from the Fractions Home learning Pack.  t-n-252538-year-2-maths-fractions-home-learning-activity-booklet-ver-4.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘Tim Peake’s Space Diary’ and answer the questions. Please choose from the 1, 2 or 3 star challenge. t-l-54669-ks1-tim-peakes-space-diary-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-ver-2.pdf
  6. Mathletics – Complete activities ‘Counting by 2, 10’s and 5’s’
  7. Science – Find the seeds! Cut open any fruit you have at home, can you find the seeds? Can you describe what they look like? What do you think they need to grow? Maybe you could plant some of the seeds you find? You will need to keep them warm and water them. You could set up a few pots and see which seed grows best. Complete the Science sheet by drawing each fruit that you explore and then draw the seed that you find in the fruit.  Science-seeds.docx
  8. P.E – Make up an exercise routine to your favourite song.


If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Wishing you a super start to your week,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Thursday 21st May

Good Morning Class 2.  Today is the last day of your home learning until after half term.  Tasks will start again on Tuesday 2nd June.  Try to keep reading your own books or using Oxford Owl and recording these in your reading diaries. We can’t wait to count up all your reads when we return to school.

We hope that Eddie has a great birthday tomorrow and it’s a lovely day! 

Try out these home learning activities for today.

Class 2 activities:

  1. Reading – Listen to the story ‘The Highway Rat’ carefully so you can complete some tasks on it afterwards for your English work. You can record this in your reading diary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d16xOtYpCVU&feature=youtu.be
  2. Spelling- Practise writing out your spelling words and write any that you are finding tricky 3 times. Now ask an adult to test you and see how many you get right. (New spellings will start again after half term).
  3. Reading comprehension / RE – Try either the 1 or 2 star reading comprehension on Ramadan.  Get an adult to help check your answers afterwards (at the end of the document).   Comprehsion-Ramadan-comp-2-star.pdf Comprehsion-Ramadan-comp-1-star.pdf How did you get on last week with your good deeds challenge? We hope that you managed to do some things to help others.
  4. English – Use this link and look at the wanted poster for the Highway rat on page 1.  Design your own wanted poster to describe the rat and what his crimes were. Remember neat hand writing, capital letters to start and full stops to end. https://6424d710-4a5f-48b4-b24a-1f3bec363544.filesusr.com/ugd/ff2d24_9bdd157a59b949929467a1529d0ca395.pdf
  5. Maths – Complete the ‘Maths mat 1’ this will help you to practise some of our different maths areas. Get an adult to help check your answers afterwards (at the end of the document).  Y2-Maths-Mat-1.pdf
  6. Science – Last week we looked at: ‘Plants we eat’.  Have a look at the sheet and think about the parts of the plants that we eat-are they roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit or seeds? Sort the pictures into the different parts we eat (You can either record on the sheet or you could draw the groups in your book and label them).  Science-Activity-Sheet-Plant-Parts-We-Eat.pdf Science-Activity-Sheet-Plant-Parts-We-Eat.doc
  7. Mathletics – Have a go at the activity set on addition and subtraction problems.
  8. P.E – Join in with a Joe Wicks workout today. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
     

Stay safe and enjoy the break over half term. Hopefully we’ll have some lovely weather.

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Class 2,

Today’s going to be a sunny day, maybe you could do some of your learning in the shade outside?

  1. Reading – See if you can find any poems at home to read aloud. Watch these videos of poems being read aloud by CBBC characters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAg5aoyAN4
  2. Spelling – Spell out each word out loud, then can you spell them backwards out loud?
  3. English – Make up another character that lives in the Magic Faraway Tree, draw and label your character to describe him or her. Is your character a human, elf, fairy, gnome, animal? Are they tall or short? Shy and quiet or loud and confident? Where do they live: in the roots of the tree, the trunk or the branches? Describe their appearance and personality.
  4. Maths – Complete one of the sheets attached. There is 2 star or 3 star to choose from. Write the numbers next to the pictures of the base ten and then calculate the answer making sure you pay attention to the calculation symbol. There is a mixture of additions and subtractions.  3-star-Column-Addition-and-Subtraction-With-Pictures.pdf 2-star-Column-Addition-and-Subtraction-With-Pictures.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Read ‘Sunflower plant life cycle’ and complete the questions. There is a 1 star, 2 star or 3 star to choose from.  t-l-51705-sunflower-plant-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-ver-2.pdf t-l-51705d-sunflower-plant-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-editable-version-ver-2.doc
  6. Mathletics– Complete ‘Magic Mental Subtraction’.
  7. Art – Look at the attached document for inspiration to draw or paint your own enchanted tree. You could use the leaves you collected to do rubbings, use chalks, paints or pencil. Is it a colourful tree or normal? Does it have doors and windows? Take your time drawing and colouring and adding detail to make your tree look magical.  Enchanted-Tree-Art.pdf Enchanted-Tree-Art.docx
  8. P.E – It’s a beautiful day for fun in the garden – trampoline, paddling pool and sprinklers, scooter rides, football. Try to do an hour of activity outside. Keep hydrated with plenty of water.


If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Have fun in the sun!

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Tuesday 19th May

Hi Class 2,

Don’t forget we would love to see your home learning. It’s not too late to send us some pictures to the school office email address.

  1. Reading – Read the poem ‘Empty Cottage’ by Tony Mitton. See if you can get a flow and rhythm to the poem as you read it aloud. Maybe your grown up could demonstrate first and then you have a go. Empty-Cottage.pdf Empty-Cottage.docx
  2. Spelling – Practise writing each of your spelling words and circle the vowels in each word (a, e, i, o, u).
  3. English – Pretend you are still at the top of the Magic Faraway Tree and write a letter to a friend telling them where you are and what it’s like. You’ll need to use lots of adjectives to describe your land to them so they can imagine what it’s like. What does it look like? Smell like? Sound like? Are there people or animals?  Try and explain to your friend how you are feeling, you might be amazed, excited, worried or scared. Remember to use conjunctions in your writing to make your sentences longer (but, if, that, when, because, so) and don’t forget capital letters and full stops.
  4. Maths – Subtraction: Today we will revise our written strategies for subtraction. We’ve attached a sheet of column subtractions. You need to subtract the ones column first and then the tens column. This is especially important for when you don’t have enough ones to take away from so need to exchange a 10. If you do well with the first sheet scroll down and have a go at the second sheet where you need to exchange a ten and bring over to the ones column remembering to cross out and replace tens number with ten less (exchanging).  t-n-7500-2-digit-column-subtraction-activity-sheets-worksheet-ver-5.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Re-read ‘Deciduous and Evergreen Trees’ complete Set B questions.
  6. Education City – Complete ‘Amazing Verbs’ by identifying if the sentence is written in present tense or past tense.
  7. Computing – Use the ‘Microsoft Paint program’ or a paint app on a tablet to draw and colour a picture of a tree. Explore the tools: Can you change the size of the brush you use or colour a shape using the fill button?
  8. P.E – Play a ball game in the garden with your family.


If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:

 https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)


 
Have a lovely day,
From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Monday 18th May

Good Morning Class 2,

We hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. We realise that home learning is sometimes difficult but we are very proud of each and every one of you for the effort that you have been making with your learning while we need to be away from school.  

  1. Reading – Read ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’, out loud. It’s a funny poem by a famous poet called Spike Milligan. Practise until you can read it fluently. On-the-Ning-Nang-Nong.pdf On-the-Ning-Nang-Nong.docx
  2. Spelling – Practise your spellings by writing each word as small as you can and then with really big letters.
  3. English – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012068z Watch this short clip about ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton. Now imagine you finding a magic tree, what sort of land might it be? It could be a land of giants or dinosaurs, everything could be sweeties and chocolate or made of gold, it could be a land where everything is black and white and there is no colour or a land where there is no sounds. Draw the land you imagine and label it with your ideas.
  4. Maths – Addition: Today we will revise our written strategies for addition. We’ve attached a sheet of column additions. You need to add the ones column first and then the tens column. This is especially important for when your ones add up to more than 10 so regrouping is required. If you do well with the first sheet scroll down and have a go at the second sheet where you need to remember the extra ten that is made from the ones (regrouping). t-n-7544-2-digit-column-addition-activity-sheet-ver-3.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘Deciduous and evergreen trees’ and answer Set A questions. Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-Deciduous-and-Evergreen-Trees-1.pdf Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-Deciduous-and-Evergreen-Trees-1.docx
  6. Mathletics – Complete Magic Mental Addition, add the ones, then the tens to get the total.
  7. Science – Go on a walk and collect a range of different leaves from trees (you might need an adult to reach) Use the tree identification sheets to find out which trees you have seen. You could take the sheet with you and tick off which trees you find. T2-S-875-Tree-Identification-Sheet-ver-2.pdf T2-S-874-Tree-Identification-Photo-Sheet-ver-2.pdf
  8. P.E – A walk to collect different tree leaves.

 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY(Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Wishing you a fantastic start to your week,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Friday 15th May

Happy Friday Class 2! It’s the end of the week for your home learning tasks.

Here’s a joke for you: What do you call a cheese that’s not yours? (Answer at the end)

Have fun doing these activities…….

Class 2 activities:

1. Reading & comprehension – Use Oxford Owl- (Search: Oxford Owl.  Go to 'ebooks' then to 'levels' then to 'book bands').  Choose a book from your band and read it with an adult or yourself.  Choose an activity to complete for your chosen book. Record in your home reading diary.

2. Spelling - Practise writing your words down and then get an adult/family member to test you-how many did you get right? (Keep practising any words you got wrong over the next week).  New words are attached (Document attached in word & PDF).  Spelling-Sum-1-wk-4.doc Spelling-Sum-1-wk-4.pdf

3. English – Complete the handwriting unit 12 (igh) in your booklet with your neatest writing. 

- Try out the ‘Grammar Hammer check 3’ attached to practise your spelling, punctuation and Grammar skills. Check your answers afterwards from the sheet attached.  English-Grammar-hammer-Check-3.doc English-Grammar-hammer-Check-3-Answers.doc English-Grammar-hammer-Check-3.pdf English-Grammar-hammer-Check-3-Answers.pdf

4. Maths – Look at the activity cards on: Interpreting Scaled Pictograms. Choose 1 or 2 of the cards and complete the questions in your maths book. (As a guide diving= * deeper = ** and deepest = ***) Check your answers from the attached sheet afterwards.  Maths-Activity-Cards-Interpret-Pictograms.pdf Maths-Answers-Interpret-Pictograms.pdf

5. Mathletics – Try the ‘Tallies’ activity that’s set for today.

6. RE- Watch the Power point on Ramadan good deeds.  Then think about good deeds that you could do to help others. Try to do some of these over the next week.  You can record them on the diary sheet attached or keep a list in your book. How many do you think you can do over the week?  RE-Ramadan-Good-deeds.ppt RE-Ramadan-Good-Deeds-Diary.pdf

7.  P.E – Choose your favourite song – play it and try to dance or use work out moves all the way through it! (Think of moves you have seen on the different work outs, dances etc to help).

Enjoy the weekend with your family; let’s hope the sun comes out!

See you next week

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

Joke answer= Nacho cheese!

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Thursday 14th May

Good Morning Class 2.  We hope that Evan had a lovely birthday on Monday and Happy Birthday to Oscar today-we hope you have a lovely day! 

Try out these home learning activities for today.

Class 2 activities:

  1. Reading – Listen to the story ‘Into the Forest’ carefully so you can complete some tasks on it afterwards for your English work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbjjbLve-tE&feature=youtu.be
  2. Spelling- write out your words and then write over the pattern letters in a colour (ow for group 3 and the soft c that gives us a ‘s sound’ for group 1 & 2).  Write any words you are finding tricky 3 times.
  3. Reading comprehension – Use this link and answer the questions to think about: what you could hear in the forest? What the characters were thinking? What might you do/see if you put on the red coat? (you can discuss these with an adult) https://6424d710-4a5f-48b4-b24a-1f3bec363544.filesusr.com/ugd/ff2d24_bf0026f063c04c58be59627d71ed98e5.pdf
  4. English – Use the answers you thought of above about the book ‘Into the forest’ and write 3 full sentences (in your book) using commas (like you have been practising this week) for these questions: What the boy hear in the forest? (think of 3 things)  How did the boy feel in the story? (think of 3 feelings) Where would you like to go if you put on the red coat? (think of 3 places). Remember neat hand writing, capital letters to start, commas to split your items and full stops to end.
  5. Maths – Complete the questions on: Interpreting Scaled Pictograms on sheet 1 and then choose either sheet 2 or 3 (watch out for the ½ pictures in the chart and check the scale to work out the totals) . Write down the answers in your maths book or on the sheet if you’d like to print it out. (Check your answers afterwards using the answers at the end of the document).  Maths-Interpreting-Pictograms.pdf Maths-interpreting-pictograms.doc
  6. Science – Look at the PowerPoint introduction (in 2 parts): ‘Plants we eat’ and then use the different plants you have seen to help complete the sheet ‘On the farm’ to plan what you could plant on a farm to grow some of the plants we eat- fruit, vegetables, grains etc (choose the 1-3* sheet that you’d like to use) or you could draw and label a farm plan in your book.  Science-Intro-powerpoint-Plants-We-Eat-part-1.ppt Science-Intro-powerpoint-Plants-We-Eat-part-2.ppt  Science-Sheet-On-the-Farm.pdf Science-Sheet-On-the-Farm.doc
  7. Education City – Have a go at the activity set to practise using apostrophes (for possession or contraction words) and commas   .
  8. P.E – Try out: kid’s workout 2 on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrRDG4krjv8

Stay safe and we’ll see you tomorrow.

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham
 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Class 2,

We hope you are all well and trying some of our activities each day.

  1. Reading – Read the poem ‘If I was a superhero’, practise performing the poem out loud. Can you add actions to your performance?  superhero-poem-2.png.docx superhero-poem-2.pdf
  2. Spelling – Write your spellings using your finger in the air. 
  3. English – You know that we love it when you use adjectives in your writing to describe nouns. This is the perfect place to use commas if you write a list of adjectives e.g. The cat is cute, white and fluffy. The house was tall, grey and spooky.
    Have a go together at writing a list sentence to describe these things:  a butterfly, a knight, a pirate ship, a puppy.
    Remember the adjectives might describe personality as well as appearance.
    E.g. The monkey was small, loud and cheeky. 
    For an extra challenge complete the sheet attached where you can apply your knowledge of using commas to describe the pictures.  T-L-5543-Using-Commas-to-Separate-Items-in-a-List-Application-Activity.pdf
  4. Maths – Use the tally chart you completed yesterday on mini beasts in your garden to make a block diagram by colouring the corresponding number of mini beasts. So if you found 3 lady birds you colour 3 blocks. Your block diagram will be easier to read if you use a different colour for each mini beast. Then answer the questions about your block diagram.  The-Cautious-Caterpillar-Minibeast-Count-Block-Diagram-Activity-Sheet.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please re-read ‘The Kite’ and then answer Set B questions.
  6. Mathletics– Please complete ‘Column graphs’.
  7. Computing – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382 Follow this link to BBC bitesize Year 2 7th May - What is computer code? There are two videos to watch and then two games to play.
  8. P.E – Is anyone still doing P.E with Joe in the mornings? If you fancy a change just search on you tube for other kids exercise routines and you’ll find lots of different ones to choose from.


If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Have a lovely day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Tuesday 12th May

Hi Class 2,

Have fun trying out some of these activities today.

  1. Reading – Read for 15 minutes. Can you use funny voices for the characters when they speak?
  2. Spelling – Practise writing each of your spelling words by writing your word normally and then all in capital letters so you are practising each word twice.
  3. English – Yesterday we began looking at commas for list sentences. Today we would like you to write out the sentences from the attached sheet and replace the word and with a comma, except for the last and in the sentence. Then if you’re ready for more of a challenge write some of your own list sentences. You could write a sentence about what animals we saw at the Sea Life Centre, a sentence about all of your cousins or a sentence about your favourite food.  Using-Commas-To-Separate-Items-In-A-List.pdf
  4. Maths – Go on a mini beast hunt in your garden or on your daily walk, see how many of each mini beast you can find and complete the tally chart. Remember when you draw a tally you do 4 straight lines, then number 5 is a diagonal line to close the gate. This makes it easier to count in 5’s. Keep your tallies neat.  The-Cautious-Caterpillar-Minibeast-Count-Tally-Activity-Sheet.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘The Kite’ and then answer Set A questions.  Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-The-Kite-1.pdf Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-The-Kite-1.docx
  6. Education City – Complete the ‘Hit the puck’ activity.
  7. DT– Get making your miniature garden. Try to include things from your design. We would like you to try and make the things you put in your garden. So rather than using a toy chair, can you make one with lolly pop sticks or matchsticks? What else can you build for your garden? We would love to see your end products, please email us photos of your fabulous gardens!
  8. P.E – Combine your exercise with your Maths today and complete your Mini-beast hunt tally chart while you’re on your daily walk. Keep your eyes peeled, check under logs, rocks and plants. 


If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) 

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Keep smiling,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Monday 11th May

Hello Class 2,

We hope you’ve had a good weekend and enjoyed the VE day celebrations.

  1. Reading – Continue reading your Roald Dahl books with your parents. If you don’t have one at home here is a site where you can download Roald Dahl books. https://www.bookscool.com/en/author/roald-dahl
  2. Spelling – Practise your spellings with bubble writing.
  3. English – This week we will focus on using commas when writing lists. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zxvcrdm
    Watch this video and have a go at the activity.
    Now write a list of all your friends like me:
    My friends are Jack, Sarah, Karen, Adam and Amanda.
    Now try a list of things that you do every day:
    Every day I go for a walk, ring my Grandad, watch TV and eat my lunch.
    Make sure you use ‘and’ rather than a comma before you add your last item.
  4. Maths – We are going to focus on statistics this week in Maths. Please find the attached sheet on ‘Counting fruit’. There are three levels of challenge so please choose 1, 2 or 3 stars. You count up the fruit in the box on the left hand side to create your own tally chart before using this information to make a pictogram. For the pictogram your child needs to draw the fruit. So for 6 bananas there would be 6 bananas stacked up on in each grid space. Then have a go at answering the questions.  t-n-2544857-year-2-maths-statistics-activity-sheet-ver-4.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp2mfr
    Go to BBC bitesize by clicking on this link or find Year 2 English 24th April. Watch the video ‘Daisy and the trouble with life’ by Kes Gray, scroll down and complete the activities that are linked to the extract. You can write the answers to the questions in Activity 1 in your exercise books or discuss them with a grown up.
  6. Mathletics – Complete the picture graphs activity. Use the key to help you know the value of each picture.
  7. Topic – Do you remember those dream gardens you designed? Now it’s time to make your own miniature garden. Today we would like you to research on the internet by typing miniature garden into the Google search bar and pressing images. Look at all the pictures to get ideas. Make a list of everything you might need to make your own garden e.g. stones, shells, sand, grass, flowers, little fence, chair,
  8. P.E – While you’re out on your daily walk explore different ways of travelling between lamp posts. Get your grown up to call out different movements e.g. hop to the lamppost, skip to the next, walk backwards, wiggle your bottom, flap your wings, star jumps, side step, hopscotch. I’m sure you can think of lots more!


 
If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: 

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Have a super day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Friday 8th May

Happy Friday Class 2!  It’s VE day and the end of the week for your home learning tasks.

Yesterday’s riddle answer= an umbrella (did you solve it??)

Have fun doing these activities…….

Class 2 activities:

* There are some VE day celebration ideas attached that hopefully lots of people are taking part in across the country (including a 2 minute doorstep silence at 11am) that you might like to take part in.

VE day events

1. Reading – Read the VE day power point with an adult. Try to read as much as you can yourself/blend unknown words. (Record in your reading diary)  VE-Day-Powerpoint.ppt

- Try the VE day word search (can you find all of the words?)  Reading-ve-day-wordsearch.pdf

2. Spelling - Practise writing your words down and then get an adult/family member to test you-how many did you get right? (Keep practising any words you got wrong over the next week).  New words are attached (Document attached in word & PDF).  Spelling-Sum-1-wk-3.pdf Spelling-Sum-1-wk-3.doc

3. Maths – Try the VE day missing numbers sheet (print the sheet or write out in your maths book).  Maths-ve-day-missing-numbers.pdf

4. Mathletics – Have a go at the ‘Counting on a 100 square’ activity. You could then try out some games or live Mathletics.

5. Art – Make some VE day bunting to put up at home (you could colour the Union Flag bunting or design your own on the blank bunting).  union-flag-template-display-bunting.pdf Design-your-own-VE-Day-Bunting.pdf

6. Food- Why not help a parent to make something nice to eat to celebrate VE day? It could be a picnic lunch to have outside for a garden party or try one of the recipes in the wartime recipe booklet attached.  Food-wartime-recipe-booklet.pdf

7. P.E – Go out with your family for a walk, bike or scoot. How many Union flags, VE day pictures or decorated houses can you see?

      We hope that you have fun celebrating VE day with your family.

      Enjoy the weekend; let’s hope the sun comes out!

      See you next week

      Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

 

Thursday 7th May

Good Morning Class 2.  Here’s a riddle for you to think about (it was a favourite of my Grandad): ‘What can go up a chimney down but not down a chimney up??’  (answer to follow tomorrow)

Try out these home learning activities for today.

Class 2 activities:

  1. Reading – Read through your ‘Disgusting ice cream’ writing from yesterday and check if it makes sense. Think about what you need to write next to finish your story.
  2. Spelling- write out your words in red and blue colours (for VE day tomorrow).  Write any words you are finding tricky 3 times.
  3. Reading comprehension –Use Oxford Owl- (If you haven’t used so far: Search: Oxford Owl.  Register.  Go to 'ebooks' then to 'levels' then to 'book bands').  Choose a book from your band and read it with an adult or yourself.  Choose an activity to complete for your chosen book. Record in your home reading diary.
  4. English – After reading through your ‘Disgusting ice cream’ writing spend 15-20 minutes writing the end to your story (using ideas from your plan).  Use the editing checklist attached to proof read and check your writing * (use an orange pencil/pen to edit spelling, punctuation or add words and tick the list as you check each item). Ask an adult to help check your editing afterwards (* you may want to try the Education city task on proof reading first).  Eng-editing-checklist.pdf Eng-editing-checklist.doc
  5. Maths – Try one of the sheets with add/subtract 2 digit numbers- choose the * (no exchange) or **/ *** (with exchange) sheet. Have a look at the pictures to show examples of how to set out and work out each type of calculation. Write down the answers in your maths book or on the sheet if you’d like to print it out. (Check your answers afterwards using the answers at the end of the document). Maths-add-subtract.pdf Maths-add-subtract.doc

Maths example with exchangeMaths example no exchange

            6.Science – Look at the PowerPoint introduction: ‘Life cycles’ and then use this to help complete the sheet-ordering the life cycle of a sunflower. You could do this on your sheet                    (choose * or **/*** where you can add labels) or you could draw and label the order in your book. Science-Sunflower-Life-Cycle.pdf Science-Sunflower-Life-Cycle.doc Science-                 Life-Cycles.ppt

            7.Education City – Have a go at the activity set on proof reading (this will support your writing task today).

            8.P.E – Try out: Beginners workout kids 1 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI 


For tomorrow’s activities we’ll have a few different ideas and fun activities as it is VE day! 

See you tomorrow.

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead:    

 https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/  (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more)

https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources)

https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY  (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Class 2,

Don’t forget to give yourself breaks between doing your school activities and drink plenty of water to keep your brain healthy.

1.      Reading – Carry on reading. Read aloud to a grown up or sibling for 15 minutes.

2.      Spelling – Ask your grown up to Hide your spelling words around your house then go on a spelling hunt. Every time you find one you read it then cover it and spell it out to your grown up.

3.      English – You’ve spent two days planning your story of ‘The Disgusting Ice cream’ so now it’s time to write your very own version. Things to remember when you are writing:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Conjunctions (but, because, when, if, that)
  • Adjectives (Describe as much as you can)

I’ve uploaded my own version to share with your child before they write so they can steal ideas. I would expect your child to be able to write continuously for 20 minutes. Tomorrow’s task will be finishing and editing your story.  The-Disgusting-Ice-Cream.pdf The-Disgusting-Ice-Cream.docx

4.      Maths – Ask your child to make 20p using the coins. Now ask them to make 20p using a different way. Can they work out a third way of making 20p? A fourth? How many ways can you explore together? E.g. 10p + 10p = 20p, 10p + 5p + 5p = 20p, 10 x 2p = 20p, 20 x 1 p = 20p, 10p + 5p + 2p + 2p + 1p = 20p. We don’t always have the exact coins we need so have to make the amount using different coins. Now please complete one of the ‘Money making amounts’ sheets. There are 3 levels of difficulty to choose from and some problem solving at the end.   Use real coins to support you if you want.  t-he-497-year-2-money-making-amounts-homework-go-respond-activity-sheets-ver-2-3.pdf

5.      Reading comprehension – Please read and answer the questions on ‘75th anniversary of VE day’ There are 3 levels of reading to choose from here, if you look in the corner of the sheets there is 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars. The more stars the more of a challenge. How many stars will you go for?  t-e-2550049-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activi-ver-9.pdf

6.      Education City – Please complete ‘Supermarket’ – more work with money.

7.      Computing – Practise some typing on a computer, tablet or phone. Write me an email telling me about your week. You must type it yourself! Can you attach a photo of some of the work you’ve completed this week? Can’t wait to hear from you!

8.      P.E – Have a game of rounders, tennis, badminton or cricket with your family. Playing games is exercising without realising it.

 

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources) https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Have a fun day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Tuesday 5th May

Hi Class 2,

I wonder if any of you have lost any more teeth? We’ve kept the tooth fairy very busy at our house recently! I bet lots of you are starting to notice your hair getting longer now too!

  1. Reading – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcSmGq8tzDs&feature=youtu.be  Watch the story ‘Baby Brains’ being read on YouTube. Once it’s finished can you explain to your parents what happened in it? You don’t need to re-tell the whole story but just summarise the key points. Who was baby brains? What did he do? What happened at the end? Why do you think it ended like that?
  2. Spelling – Practise writing each of your spelling words by writing them 3 times – use a normal pencil, a pen and then in colour.
  3. English – Yesterday you planned how your ice cream got so disgusting, now you need to plan what characters (sea creatures or humans) are going to move the ice cream around the seaside. Here’s another example for parents so you know what I mean.  E.g.
    A boy gets a delicious looking ice cream and drops it in the gritty sand,
    A crab grabs the ice cream and scuttles into the salty waves with it.
    A fish grabs it and tosses it into a rock pool.
    A sea snail slides over it and a baby picks it up.
    Her mum tells her to put it in the over flowing bin.
    Your child could write simple sentences like me to show the ice cream's journey or create a story map with pictures to plan it out.
  4. Maths – Following on from yesterday’s money work complete the ‘Making totals worksheets’. You can choose your challenge by doing the 1 star, 2 star or 3 star sheet. Use your coins to help you of you want.  t-n-45398-make-the-total-activity-sheet-ver-7.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please re-read ‘On the Bus’ and then answer Set B questions.
  6. Mathletics – Complete the counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s activity.
  7. Art– Look at your favourite Georgia O’Keefe flower painting. Can you talk about why you like it? Is it the colour, or shape, or does it remind you of something?  ? Have a go at copying her painting either by drawing it or painting it. You can use crayons, pencils, felt tips or paint. Can you see how she focuses on the middle of the flower?
  8. P.E – Have a game of tag with your family, make sure everyone joins in!

If your child is finding some of this work a little too challenging, here are some links to useful websites where you could find alternative work that you could try instead: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ (lots of literacy ideas, interactive lessons, drawing and more) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (daily lessons for each year group- Maths, English & more) https://www.cambslearntogether.co.uk/home-learning (Maths, English and lots of other subjects – lessons, games and resources) https://fis.peterborough.gov.uk/kb5/peterborough/directory/site.page?id=3-CrEQhcFdY (Support resources for pupils with special needs- Autism, sensory & physical)

Keep smiling,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Monday 4th May

Good Morning Class 2!

We hope you’ve had a good weekend. It was fab to see so many emails of your work last week.

  1. Reading – Have a go at reading a Roald Dahl book. Ask your parents which their favourite Roald Dahl book was when they were younger. If it’s a little hard for you, take turns to read with your parents.
  2. Spelling – Practise your spellings with your best joined handwriting.
  3. English – This week we are going to write your own version of The Disgusting Sandwich. Today we will start planning it. I think it is a good idea to Watch The Disgusting Sandwich on you tube again to refresh yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzeeROO6XbU.

    Now you’ve watched the story I’d like you to imagine that instead of being in a park the story is set at the beach, and a seagull is chasing a disgusting ice cream! Now we all know how greedy seagulls can be at the seaside. What do they like to eat the most? I bet you’ve thrown them one before? Yes that’s right chips! So our story will end with the seagull eating chips that he finds instead of the disgusting ice cream that he has chased all day! We need to plan how the ice cream gets so disgusting. Today’s task is to write a list of 3 or 4 places at the seaside where the ice cream could get disgusting and we need to think where the ice cream might end up in order for the seagull to find the chips. My example for parents eyes only so you can explain to your children what I mean:

    Dropped in the gritty sand,

    Tumbled in the salty waves,

    Sea snail crawled over it in a rock pool,

    Falls next to a bin overflowing with chip wrappers.
  4. Maths – This week we will do some Maths about money. Raid your piggy banks, Mummy’s purse and Daddy’s wallet for lots of coins to help you. Work practically at first. Grown up ask your child to make an amount using the coins you’ve found. You could price up some items from your kitchen cupboards. Keep the prices under a pound at first but then if you want an extra challenge price things above £1.00 but below £5.00. To help your child choose the correct coins ask them to find the tens number first, talk about if it’s more than 50p you can use a 50p and add to it. If it’s more than 20p but below 50p then to choose 20p piece etc. Discuss how we often try to make the prices using the least amount of coins possible. You are welcome to email me photos of this activity.
  5. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘On the bus’ and answer Set A questions. You can write these answers in your exercise book if you can’t print the sheets.  Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-On-the-Bus.pdf Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-On-the-Bus.docx
  6. Education City – Play ‘Head in the clouds’ to help improve your reading speed.
  7. Computing/Art – Please watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyRzUii-pSc You tube video about artist Georgia O’Keefe. After search the internet for more Georgia O’Keefe flower art work. Can you copy and save your favourite flower images? You might save them on a phone, an Ipad or into a photos file on your computer. We will look at these tomorrow.
  8. P.E – Can you make up a gymnastics floor sequence? At school we have been exploring interesting balances using all our different points and patches. Can you create a sequence of movements that include 3 different balances? Remember to point your toes!
  9. Music challenge – For those of you that enjoy all things musical Mr Coates has set you a challenge. You can find this challenge on the school website in – Parentzone-Classes. Send your challenge to Mr Coates on the enquiries email and it will be forwarded to him.

Have a great day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday Class 2! It’s the first day of a new month and the end of the week for your home learning tasks.

Have fun doing these activities…….

Class 2 activities:

1.    Reading – Read a book from your level on Oxford Owls for 10-15 minutes. Remember to record in your home reading diary.

2.    Spelling - Practise writing your words down and then get an adult/family member to test you-how many did you get right? (Keep practising any words you got wrong over the next week).  New words are attached (Document attached in word & PDF).  Spelling-Sum-1-wk-2.doc Spelling-Sum-1-wk-2.pdf

3.    Reading comprehension – Reread ‘The enormous turnip’ and answer questions 5-8 in sentences about the text. Please answer in your exercise book if you are unable to print out the sheets. You can check your answers (at the end of the document) afterwards. (Documents attached yesterday).

4.    English – Use handwriting Unit 11 (ea join) from your booklet. Complete the sheet with your neatest handwriting.  Think of as many words as you can with the ea spelling pattern and write them in your book. Now choose 3 of the words and think of sentences to write them in. Could you write a statement, question and command? Remember capital letter to start, neat writing and end punctuation.

5.    Maths – Try one of the sheets with multiply and divide problems- choose the *, ** or *** sheet. You will need to look at the picture sheet for some of your information on points etc. for your problems.  Write down the answers in your maths book or the sheet if you want to print it. (Check your answers afterwards using the answers at the end of each * sheet).  Fri-maths-3-levels-multiplication-and-division-problems.pdf

6.    Mathletics – Have a go at the ‘Fill the jar’ activity. Check to see how many jars you need to share the marbles in different ways.

7.    RE- last week we looked at Ramadan.  At this time many Muslims fast (don’t eat for most of the day-in daylight hours). Plan a meal that you would like and that could be eaten at the end of a fasting day (try to include foods from the different food groups- see food group sheet to help you decide what to include) and draw/label your meal. You can record this in your book or on the sheet included.  RE-Ramadan-meal-sheet.pdf RE-Food-Groups-Poster.pdf

8.    P.E – As the weather isn’t as nice this week, try out this indoor scavenger hunt. How many items can you find? Then try to put the items all back where you found them.
Over the weekend, try to get out for a walk, scoot or bike with your family (weather permitting). If you live in Thorney, have a look near the Chinese takeaway as there should be a stall being set up to exchange books, toys, jigsaws etc. for free. You might like to find out some items yourself and swap them for something on the stall (more details attached on the picture).PE Community stall 1PE Community stall 2PE Indoor scavenger hunt

 

Enjoy the weekend; let’s hope the sun comes out again!

See you next week

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

Thursday 30th April

Good Morning Class 2.  Thank you to those of you who have sent us messages and pictures of your learning, we love to see you and what you have been doing (these can be sent to the school enquiries email).  We hope that you were able to see us and all of the school staff on our video (look on the school Facebook page if you haven’t already seen it).

Try out these home learning activities for today.

Class 2 activities:

  1. Reading – Read your school book for 10-15 minutes. Try to read with good flow and use some expression. Remember to record in your home reading diary.
  2. Spelling- write out your words and use a colour to write the spelling pattern (er/ir/ur or dge). Write your common exception words (* words) in lower case and capital letters.
  3. Reading comprehension – Read ‘The enormous turnip’ and answer questions 1-4 in sentences about the text. Please answer in your exercise book if you are unable to print out the sheets. You can check your answers (at the end of the document) afterwards. (Document attached in word & PDF). The-Enormous-Turnip-Reading-Comprehension-text-questions-answers.doc The-Enormous-Turnip-Reading-Comprehension-text-questions-answers.pdf
  4. English – Watch The Disgusting Sandwich on you tube again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzeeROO6XbU   as you watch think about where the Badger goes with his sandwich and what happens to it (you may want to note this down as you watch). Use these notes to make a story map to plot these key parts of the story with notes and pictures (there are 2 examples attached).Story map example 1Story map example 2
  5. Maths – Try one of the sheets with multiply and divide problems- choose the *, ** or *** sheet. Write down the answers in your maths book or on the sheet if you’d like to print it out. (Check your answers afterwards using the answers at the end of the document). Thurs-maths-3-star-levels-Multiply-and-divide-word-problems.doc Thurs-maths-3-star-levels-Multiply-and-divide-word-problems-.pdf
  6. Science – Look at the PowerPoint introduction: What plants need and then complete the sheet to record what plants need.  Science-plants-needs-sheet.pdf  Science-plants-needs-sheet.docx Science-intro-what-does-a-healthy-plant-need-powerpoint.ppt
  7. Education City – Have a go at the activity set on recalling 5x table facts (this will support your maths work today).
  8. P.E – have a look at: Oti Mabuse live dance classes on Facebook or Instagram at 11.30am. https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/    https://www.instagram.com/otimabuse/?hl=en or you can find them on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ3npArbxvc

See you tomorrow!

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

Wednesday 29th April

Good morning Class 2,

Ready for more home learning? We're so proud of you all for the effort you are making with your learning at home.

  1. Reading – Practise reading the common exception words that are in your Reading diary. How many out of 64 can you read by sight?
  2. Spelling – Write a sentence with as many of your spelling words that you can fit in.
  3. English – Edit your Disgusting sandwich instructions. Read your instructions aloud. Does each instruction have a capital letter and a full stop? Can you add an adverb to any of your instructions (quickly, carefully, gently, slowly)? Do you have an adjective to describe each ingredient? Have you used time words to help order the instructions (first, next, then, finally)? Check your spellings. Take a photo and email them to me I’d love to see who has thought of the most disgusting sandwich!
  4. Maths – Complete the problems on the Temperature problem solving sheet, you can write your answers in your exercise book.   Temp-problem-solving.docx
  5. Reading comprehension – Please complete the 60 second read sheet on Super Seeds.  Super-Seeds-1.pdf
  6. Education City – Please complete ‘Wakey, wakey’. I’ve selected three activities to support the learning on telling the time that we did last week.
  7. Art – Last week you sketched me a flower or a leaf. This week I challenge you to create me a 3D flower or leaf – materials you might use could be play doh, cardboard, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, wire or even icing!
  8. P.E – Play a ball game in the garden. We’ve been enjoying basketball at our house.

Have a great day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Tuesday 28th April

Hello Class 2,

I hope you are all well and managing to try some of the activities that we are setting each day.  Happy birthday Zofia, have a lovely day.

  1. Reading – Test your fluency. We would hope that a year 2 pupil could read around 90 words in a minute. Try this out by timing yourself for 1 minute and then counting up how many words you have read. Read a book that you are very familiar with like The Gruffalo or another Julia Donaldson book. If you don’t get 90 words the first time, repeat the timer and read the same section again. Were you faster?
  2. Spelling – Practise writing each of your spelling words by writing them in rainbow colours.
  3. English – Using the disgusting ingredients you thought of yesterday, write a set of instructions for making your disgusting sandwich. Make sure you try to include the things we learnt about instructions before the Easter holidays: bossy verbs, time words, adverbs, a new line for each instruction.
    e.g. 1. First gently spread the slimy frogspawn on the mouldy green bread.
            2. Next carefully chop the crunchy woodlice.
            3. Then sprinkle the woodlice on top of the frogspawn.
  4. Maths – Reading scales that have unmarked numbers. Look carefully at the scale to work out the measurements. You can write the measurements in your exercise books to save printing the sheets. t-n-2546701-read-scales-with-unmarked-divisions-differentiated-activity-sheets-english-ver-1.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Please re-read ‘Notebook story’ and then answer Set B questions
  6. Mathletics – Complete the activity on reading temperatures.
  7. Topic – Finish designing and colouring your dream garden that you started yesterday. Don’t forget I’d love to see them!
  8. P.E – Run up and down your stairs, how many times can you do it in 2 minutes?

    Enjoy your day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Monday 27th April

Good Morning Class 2!

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend in the sunshine and now you're ready for some more home learning. 

  1. Reading – Please keep up with regular reading. Explore Oxford Owls if you haven’t already.  
  2. Spelling – Practise your spellings by making a word search with your words. See if your grown up can find the words.
  3. English – Watch The Disgusting Sandwich on you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzeeROO6XbU
  4. Make a list of disgusting ingredients you might put in a disgusting sandwich – include an adjective to describe each ingredient. E.g. slimy frogspawn, crunchy woodlice.
  5. Maths – Please watch this BBC bitesize clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2nvcdm about measuring temperature using a thermometer and then complete the Reading thermometers sheet. Write the temperatures in your exercise book if you can’t print the sheet.  t2-s-1170-reading-thermometers-up-in-2s-5s-10s-activity-sheet-ver-2.pdf
  6. Reading comprehension – Please read ‘Notebook story’ and answer Set A questions. You can write these answers in your exercise book if you can’t print the sheets.  Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-Notebook-Story-2.docx
  7. Education City – Play ‘Slither River’ where you need to identify the adjective in a sentence.
  8. Topic –.Draw and label your dream garden – what would you include? How about a swimming pool, a see-saw, sun-beds, an ice cream machine and a nature area? Would you have a tree, grass, patio, a pond and flower beds? Think about making sections in your garden for play, relaxation, growing, entertaining, nature. Colour it in beautifully. Take your time on your design. This will be tomorrow's topic work too so that you have time to finish it without rushing.
  9. P.E – Can you make up a circuit of exercises in your garden? At each corner a different activity like running on the spot, star jumps, skipping, hopscotch, press ups.

Have a super day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Friday 24th April

Happy Friday Class 2! It’s the end of the week for your home learning tasks.

Have fun doing these activities…….

Class 2 activities:

1. Reading & reading comprehension – Use Oxford Owl- (If you haven’t used so far: Search: Oxford Owl.  Register.  Go to 'ebooks' then to 'levels' then to 'book bands').  Choose a book from your band and read it with an adult or yourself.  Choose an activity to complete for your chosen book. Remember to record in your home reading diary.

2. Spelling - Practise writing your words down and then get an adult/family member to test you-how many did you get right? (Keep practising any words you got wrong over the next week).  New words are attached (Document attached in word & PDF).  Spelling-Sum-1-wk-1-1.doc Spelling-Sum-1-wk-1-1.pdf

3. Reading comprehension – see activity linked with reading (above).

4. English – Use your number words from yesterday. Write 4 sentences using your number words (try to link them to your home, family or lockdown activities e.g. ‘I have two sons called Jacob and Zak’ or ‘my son Zak is fifteen years old and he likes cricket.’  (Remember full stops, capital letters and neat handwriting, joining letters if you can).

5. Maths – Look at the slideshow on BBC Bitesize on counting in 2, 5 and 10s   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znywjhv

Next complete the sheet * or **/*** on the sheet (or both if you’d like to) and check the answers at the end with an adult (Document attached in word & PDF).  Friday-maths-1.pdf Friday-maths-1.doc

6. Mathletics – Have a go at the measuring activity I have set. Move the ruler nearer to the object to measure and line up the 0 with the edge of the object.

7. RE- We have been working on the unit ‘The family in Islam’. Look at the Power point on Ramadan and answer the questions at the end (discuss the answers).  RE-Ramadan-powerpoint-1.ppt

8. P.E – Visit Zumba Kids at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8  and have a go at one of 2 of the routines.

Enjoy the weekend.

See you next week

Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

Thursday 23rd April

Good Morning Class 2, happy Thursday.  We hope that you are managing to access the activities we have set on Mathletics or Education City.  We have heard of some issues with pupils connecting on Education City, if possible it may be better to access these activities on a computer or laptop.  Let us know if you are having problems though.

Try out these home learning activities for today.

Class 2 activities:

  1. Reading – Read your school book for 10-15 minutes. You could take turns to read with an adult or a brother or sister. Remember to record in your home reading diary.
  2. Spelling- Practise writing out your words in your neatest handwriting (make sure you have tall letters-ascenders, and tailed letter-descenders the same size and try to join your writing).
  3. Reading comprehension – Read ‘The 3 little pigs’ and answer the questions in sentences about the text. Please answer in your exercise book if you are unable to print out the sheets. (Document attached in word & PDF). The-Three-Little-Pigs-Reading-Comprehension-23.4.20.doc The-Three-Little-Pigs-Reading-Comprehension-23.4.20-1.pdf
  4. English – Use handwriting Unit 10 (numbers) from your booklet. Complete the sheet with your neatest handwriting.  Can you look up how to spell the number words (tablet, laptop or ask an adult to help you e.g. 1 = one). Write out the number words up to 20. 
  5. Maths – Look at the Power point about reading and comparing scales then have a go at one of the scale sheets- choose the *, ** or ** sheet. Write down the answers in your maths book if you can’t print the sheet. (Check your answers afterwards using the answers at the end of the document). Thurs-measure-capacity-maths-sheets.pdf Maths-Reading-and-comparing-scales.ppt
  6. Science – Look at the PowerPoint introduction about plants and then have a look for a flower to observe and record on the attached sheet (Word & PDF) label the petals, stem and leaves of the plant. Science-Sheet-Flowering-Plant-Observation.pdf Science-PP-intro-Observing-Plants.ppt Science-Sheet-Flowering-Plant-Observation-Editable.doc
  7. Education City – Have a go at the activity set on the needs of plants.
  8. P.E – have a look at:  https://www.yogaatschool.org.uk/  These are free yoga sessions and exercises that you can try out.
    Have fun and we’ll be back tomorrow!
    Mrs Sewell and Miss Cunningham

Wednesday 22nd April

Hello Class 2, 

We've enjoyed seeing the work that some of you have emailed us. We love seeing your photos so please feel free to email them to the school office. 

  1. Reading - Read something unusual today, e.g. a cereal box, a set of instructions for a board game or a leaflet that came through your door. 
  2. Spelling - Practise your spellings by writing them in the air using your finger.
  3. English – Edit your Jack and the beanstalk story. Read through the story you have written. Reading aloud will make sure you spot any words you’ve missed out. Does it make sense? Make any changes you need to. Add capital letters at the start of every sentence. Change spellings if you spot a mistake. Improve your writing by adding an adjective in front of a noun e.g. tall beanstalk, vast castle, cheeky boy.
  4. Maths – Please complete one of the sheets on telling the time using 5 minute intervals. You can choose 1 star, 2 star or 3 star. Try telling the time throughout the day.   t2-m-4196-telling-the-time-in-five-minute-intervals-differentiated-activity-sheets-ver-1.pdf   
  5. Reading comprehension - Complete the 60 second read on Crazy Cacti. Crazy-Cacti.pdf
  6. Mathletics – Please complete the activities on telling the time.
  7. Topic -Look at BBC Bitesize, watch the clip and complete the activities about the countries in the UK and their capital cities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv
  8. P.E - Go for a ride on your scooter or bike. 

Enjoy the sunshine,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Tuesday 21st April

Hi Class 2,

We’d like to say a big well done to all the children who are completing the online activities. We are able to see who is completing the activities and it’s impressive to see how many of you are up to date with all of them. Today we are setting an Education City activity in your homework section. If anyone is struggling to log on or find the activities please email the school and we will try to help.

  1. Reading – Try some ‘Echo reading’. Ask your grown up to read a section of your book. You then read that section after them using the same fluency and expression. This is a technique that can be used regularly at home to improve fluency.
  2. Spelling – Practise writing each of your spelling words using bubble writing.
  3. English – Finish writing your Jack and the beanstalk story. Set a timer for 20 minutes and try to keep writing until it goes off.
  4. Maths – Complete the Time sheet by drawing on the hands to show quarter past or quarter to.  t-n-7355a-drawing-the-times-quarter-past-and-quarter-to-activity-sheet-editable.docx t-n-7355a-drawing-the-times-quarter-past-and-quarter-to-activity-sheet-editable.pdf
  5. Reading comprehension – Re-reading a familiar text is a strategy used to improve fluency when learning to read so we would like you to re-read ‘Grandad’s Caravan’ and then answer Set B questions.
  6. Education City – Play ‘Make a wish’ where you can practise reading the Year 2 common exception words.
  7. Topic – Find a flower or leaf in your garden and draw it using just a pencil. Can you add all the tiny details? Look very closely.
  8. P.E - Make up your own exercise routine to share with your grown-ups. Think of 6 different exercises you can do for 30 seconds each. You could be the next Joe Wicks!

    Have fun,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell

Monday 20th April

Good Morning Class 2!

Welcome to the summer term of Year 2. We’re missing you lots and hope that you’ll enjoy doing some learning at home while we can’t go to school. This term our topic is called ‘Apprentice Gardener’. 

1.     Reading – Try reading in your garden for 15 minutes.

2.     Spelling – Draw a flower for each of your spelling words. Put a letter in each petal.  Spelling-Sum-1-wk-1.doc Spelling-Sum-1-wk-1.pdf

3.     English – Watch Jack and the Beanstalk on you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyYh43hxStsand then write the story of Jack and the beanstalk yourself in your exercise books. Try writing for 20 minutes but don't rush to finish it. Completing the story will be tomorrow’s task.  Things to remember when writing:

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Conjunctions – but, because, when, if, that.
  • Adjectives (describing words to make it interesting)
  • Try to get your story in the right order.

4.     Maths - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzRt9B04CMg

Watch this YouTube video on telling the time. Then complete the telling the time sheet. telling-the-time.docx  telling-the-time.pdf

5.     Reading comprehension – Please read ‘Grandad’s Caravan’ and answer Set A questions. You can write these answers in your exercise book if you can’t print the sheets. Year-2-Reading-extract-and-questions-Grandads-Caravan-1.docx

6.     Mathletics – Please complete the activities on the days of the week.

7.     Topic – Draw a bird’s eye view of your garden, make sure you include all the main features, paths, grass, flower beds, pond, bird table, table and chairs, trampoline etc.

8.  PE - Try a P.E with Joe Wicks workout! You can either join him live at 9am each morning or search his workouts on Youtube and do when it's most convenient for you.

Have a lovely day,

From Miss Cunningham and Mrs Sewell