Year 2


Welcome to the class page for Year 2.  We hope you are all keeping well! We will update this page with work we would like you to complete at home! Keep looking as new things will be added regularly!

If you find any of the work below not accessible for your child, please contact us below and we will be happy to help.
Mrs Lambert and Mrs Curran

Please email on Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Summer Term – Week 7 (Beginning Monday 13th July)

Hello again! We hope you had another nice weekend! 

I am in school all the time from now on but I still love hearing from you so I know how you are getting on at home so keep your emails coming!

Happy learning everyone!

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home.

**ZOOM announcements!!**
Join Mrs Taylor in a ‘Meet the New Teacher’ ZOOM meeting on
Monday 13th July at 11am! 

If you couldn’t join the last 3 meetings, then it would be lovely to see you on screen, even just to say hi to your friends and Mrs Taylor!

Join Mrs Lambert for a farwell Zoom party on Thursday at 1:30pm! Get your party clothes on and be ready to have some fun!

I will make sure we don’t get cut off before we say goodbye this time! I’m sorry this happened last time. Maybe some one could bring a timer and tell me when it is nearly 40 minutes into the meeting, before it cuts us off!

Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Lambert (Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for both meetings!
(Please note: If your child is in school on those days, we will make sure they take part!)

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

For other ideas on how to keep fit please see the Sports section on our website under ‘Extra Curricular’ within Class Pages.

Maths

Morning Maths – Monday – Friday
Each day, try one of the activities below!
Daily 10 – Topmarks
Mental Maths Train
Hit the Button
Number Fact Families

Maths focus- Monday – Wednesday

Please use the links below for the activity for each lesson.
Please note, there are no videos matching this week’s lessons. This final week will focus on some of our essential basics ready for September

Monday’s Worksheet 10-more-and-10-less

Monday’s Answers-10-more-and-10-less

Tuesday’s Worksheet – Odd-and-even-numbers

Tuesday’s Answers – Odd-and-even-numbers

Wednesday’s Worksheet -Multiplication-sentences-from-pictures

Wednesday’s Answers-Multiplication-sentences-using-the-x-symbol

English

Please have a look at these super grammar lessons on BBC Bitesize this week!

Description words

Action words

Using Contractions

Four types of sentences

Theme Activities

Please see below for some lovely activities to help prepare for the move up to Year 3! Have a go at as many of these as you like.
The second link has more detailed worksheets for you to use. Please send your activities to Mrs Taylor at Year3@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk then she can get to know more about you before  September!

Y2 Theme Ideas – Moving on Up Final

Y2 Learning Pack 

Please also have a look at my other questions to think about:

Topic work – final weeks Summer 2020

 

Summer Term – Week 6 (Beginning Monday 6th July)

Hello again! We hope you had another nice weekend despite the wind and rain! 

Did you have any visitors? My mum and dad came for a coffee on Saturday! It was nice to have them in our home again!

Did you go anywhere exciting now places are beginning to open again?  I know someone in Year 2 went to the Blue Planet Aquarium! How exciting! Let me know where you have been!

I am in school all the time from now on but I would still love to hear from you so I know how you are getting on at home so keep your emails coming!

Happy learning everyone!

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home.

Today is the start of the second week of our Virtual Sports Day!
Look at the Sports page for the details. I look forward to hearing what you get up to and how you get on!

**ZOOM announcement!!**
Following the great success of our last 2 meetings, please join Mrs Lambert again in our ZOOM meeting this
Wednesday 8/7 at 1:30pm! 
If you couldn’t join the last 2 meetings, then it would be lovely to see you on screen, even just to say hi to your friends!
Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Lambert (Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!
(Please note: If your child is in school on that day, please email me to confirm they have permission to join in, thank you!)

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

For other ideas on how to keep fit please see the Sports section on our website under ‘Extra Curricular’ within Class Pages.

Summer Term – Week 6 (Beginning Monday 6th July)

Hello again! We hope you had another nice weekend despite the wind and rain! 

Did you have any visitors? My mum and dad came for a coffee on Saturday! It was nice to have them in our home again!

Did you go anywhere exciting now places are beginning to open again?  I know someone in Year 2 went to the Blue Planet Aquarium! How exciting! Let me know where you have been!

I am in school all the time from now on but I would still love to hear from you so I know how you are getting on at home so keep your emails coming!

Happy learning everyone!

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home.

Today is the start of the second week of our Virtual Sports Day!
Look at the Sports page for the details. I look forward to hearing what you get up to and how you get on!

**ZOOM announcement!!**
Following the great success of our last 2 meetings, please join Mrs Lambert again in our ZOOM meeting this
Wednesday 8/7 at 1:30pm! 
If you couldn’t join the last 2 meetings, then it would be lovely to see you on screen, even just to say hi to your friends!
Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Lambert (Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!
(Please note: If your child is in school on that day, please email me to confirm they have permission to join in, thank you!)

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

For other ideas on how to keep fit please see the Sports section on our website under ‘Extra Curricular’ within Class Pages.

Maths

Morning Maths – Monday – Friday
Each day, try one of the activities below!
Daily 10 – Topmarks
Mental Maths Train
Hit the Button
Number Fact Families

Maths focus- Monday – Thursday

Please use the links below for the activity for each lesson.
Please note, there are no videos matching this week’s lessons. This week’s focus is Place Value, Ordering Numbers and Number Bonds.

There are extra activities and games on this topic on the BBC Bitesize website or Espresso .

Monday – Compare-objects-Worksheet
Monday – Compare-objects – Answers

Tuesday – Compare-numbers worksheet
Tuesday – Compare-numbers – Answers

Wednesday – Order-objects-and-numbers- Worksheet
Wednesday – Order-objects-and-numbers – Answers

Thursday – Bonds-to-100-tens-Worksheet
Thursday-Bonds-to-100-tens-Answers

Friday

Once you have completed your’Morning Maths’ game have a go at these Ordering Activities and Games:

Caterpillar Ordering

Coconut Ordering

Range Arranger

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Reading Comprehension and practise your spellings during the week and then there are writing activities for each day. We will practise the names of the months this week.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    January April July September November
    February June August October December
    Testbase Reading Comprehension:
    Click here to
    read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘Dogs’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!

    Grammar for this week:
    See the BBC Bitesize for this week’s activity focusing on Alphabetical Ordering.
  • Writing Task
    Focus theme:
    This week you will be ‘Prepare to shrink to the size of an ant!’

In this film-themed week, explore characters and settings from a completely different viewpoint. Enjoy some wild adventures, dramatic escapes and see everyday objects as you’ve never seen them before!

Warning! Alongside some of the clips viewed this week, there may appear advertisements for related film clips. Some of these are inappropriate and should be avoided. It is essential that parents monitor that children are remaining on the listed page only and are keeping safe online

Monday

Talk about/look up synonyms (words that mean the same) for the word small.
Create a chart or poster with all your words.
You can use colour and bubble- writing if you like to help make the words more memorable.
You will be able to use some of these words throughout this week in your writing.

Watch and enjoy this clip from Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) – the Kids are Shrunk

Imagine that you are one of the children in the clip. You desperately need to get Dad/Mr Szalinski’s attention and ask for his help.
Imagine that in the attic, you have found a giant pencil with which to write him a letter or note, pleading for help – and fast!

Think about including the following:
−Dear Dad / Mr Szalinski
−a retelling of what has happened
−a description of yourself now (you could use some of your words meaning ‘small’)
−a description of how the world looks around you now
−a plea for help
−where you might wait for Dad /Mr Szalinski to find you
−from/love one of the children (Nick, Amy, Russ or Ron).

Tuesday

Look up and collect synonyms (words that mean the same) for the word big.
Just like yesterday, create a chart or poster with all your words.
You can use colour and bubble- writing if you like to help make the words more memorable.
Just like your words for small, hopefully you will be able to use some of the words meaning big in your writing this week.

Watch and enjoy this clip from ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ where Dad decides to sweep the attic, unaware of the danger in which he is putting the children!

Now watch this next clip when he realises what has happened…

Wayne Szalinski says very little in this clip, but his actions and reactions help to tell the story!
Pause at these times to ‘read between the lines’ and discuss what Wayne Szalinski is thinking. Write his thoughts in a thought bubble:
0:18 mins,
0:34 mins,
0:44 mins,
0:46 mins,
0:54 mins,
1:04 mins,
1:13 mins.
f you like, you could replay the clip. This time, read aloud your thought bubbles at the key moments. You might have to combine some of the thoughts for them to fit within the time sequence.

Wednesday

Today you are going to be introduced to some more small people. Find out all about the Borrowers in The Borrowers Trailer:

Talk about what you know about the Borrowers from this clip.

Now watch and enjoy this television adaptation of a Borrower’s adventure Pod’s Adventure – The Borrowers – BBC One:

Create an information poster of everything a borrower needs to be or be able to do.
E.g. A BORROWER MUST BE …
−small (or one of your words from your poster on day one)
−not afraid of heights!
−incredibly strong
−brilliant at hiding
−as quiet as a mouse!etc.
Feel free to add as many features to your list as possible!
You can use both clips to refer to for ideas.
Use colour and enlarged lettering to make your poster as attractive as possible.

Thursday

Watch how one of the Borrowers is caught in this clip from The Borrowers:

Imagine that you are the ‘human’ in this clip.
Write a diary entry detailing what has happened to you that day and your amazing discovery.

You might want to use some of the sentence starters to help:
Dear Diary,
Today I discovered the most amazing thing – a Borrower!
It all started when a toy soldier fell off the top of my book shelf…
I grabbed a tin to catch whatever it was but …
The next thing I knew …
When I poured it into my glass money bowl, I saw…

Keep reading through your diary entry to check it makes sense. Remember about capital letters and full stops.
You might want to include some exclamation marks to show excitement too!

Friday

Today you are going to write your own adventure story about Borrowers or characters who have shrunk!

You can use any of the film clips from this week for ideas about what your miniature character(s)could do or try this clip from Grandpa in my Pocket – Nothing Stops Grandpa.

Think about:
–  Are your characters always small like the Borrowers or have they been shrunk like Grandpa or the children in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids?
–  Where is your story going to be set? Could it be set in your back garden, the street outside or perhaps a room in your house?
–  What everyday objects might your small characters come across that to them appear huge? You could look around your garden, kitchen or lounge for ideas.
–  What is going to be the problem in your story? Are they trying to return home, to their normal size, or are they trying to borrow an object from the human world?
–  What obstacles might they face along the way? E.g. Being seen by a human, being smelt by a pet, being stood on, becoming trapped etc.

Try to make your story as dramatic and exciting as possible! Remember some of the character reactions you have watched this week!
You can also use some of the words you collected meaning small or big.
You might choose to plan your writing first using a story map or you might simply want to start writing – it’ s up to you.
Keep re-reading your story to check it makes sense. Remember to check for spelling and punctuation too.
Enjoy reading your story to your household when you have finished. Remember to send it to me too!

Topic

This week, we are focusing on Sport! Be creative with your equipment where needed! I hope we get some dry weather to try some outdoors too!

Topic work – final weeks Summer 2020

If you want a few more ideas…
Have a look at the themed task ideas (which would have been this half term’s homework challenges):
Year 2 Buckets and Spades Homework

Summer Term – Week 5  (Beginning Monday 29th June)

Hello again! We hope you had another nice weekend! 

I am in school all the time from now on but I would still love to hear how you are getting on at home!

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home.

Today is the start of our Virtual Sports Day! Look at the Sports page for the details. I look forward to hearing what you get up to and how you get on!

Happy learning everyone!

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

For other ideas on how to keep fit please see the Sports section on our website under ‘Extra Curricular’ within Class Pages.

Maths

Lesson 1 – Measure mass in grams
Lesson 1 Answers – Measure mass in grams

Lesson 2 – Measure mass in kilograms
Lesson 2 Answers – Measure mass in kilograms

Lesson 3 – Compare volume
Lesson 3 Answers – Compare volume

Lesson 4 – Millilitres
Lesson 4 Answers – Millilitres

Friday

Once you have completed your’Morning Maths’ game have a go at these Capacity Activities and Games:

Capacity Countdown
Measures activities on Espresso

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Reading Comprehension and practise your spellings during the week and then there are writing activities for each day. We will practise number names and days of the week for our spellings this week.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    eight twelve Tuesday Thursday Saturday
    eleven Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday
    Testbase Reading Comprehension:
    Click here to
    read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘Grandfather’s Pencil’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!

    Grammar for this week:
    See the BBC Bitesize for this week’s activity focusing on using verbs in writing.
  • Writing Task
    Focus theme: We’re Going to the Zoo!
    This week you will be enjoying the excitement of the zoo from the comfort of your own home! Listen to some animal themed poetry before taking on the role of researchers, as you prepare your own voice-over to accompany an animal film.

Monday

Together, read/watch and enjoy the information on Chester Zoo here.
Chester Zoo – Our Zoo

During lockdown, Chester Zoo has been closed to visitors. Imagine you are a member of staff at the zoo and have been asked to design a poster that the zoo could use now it has reopened!
Think about what you would like to include on your poster. Here are some ideas:
– name of the zoo
– some of the animals the zoo is home to and how many
– how big the zoo is
– number of visitors every year
– the cost of a ticket
– comment(s) from past visitors
– lots of exaggerated language, e.g. the best, the biggest, the most visited, extraordinary, amazing, etc.
Use information and language from the website to help you. Colour and decorate your poster to make it as attractive as possible!

Tuesday
Take a look at all the animals who live at Chester Zoo.
Choose two or three(or more if you like!) animals that you would like to research. There are sixty-eight on this page to choose from!

Click on the links and read the information on your chosen animals.

Your writing task today is to create some fact files on each of your chosen animals. A fact file should contain key information and be easy for your reader to read.

Information to include:
Animal name
Habitat (where it lives)
Diet (what it eats)
Endangered?(Is this animal in danger of extinction?)
Interesting information Amazing fact(s)

Colour and decorate your fact files to make them as interesting as you can for your reader. Remember to check for your spellings and punctuation too!

Wednesday


Read and enjoy these animal themed poems:

Crick, Crack, Crocodile by Joan Poulson

Please do not feed the animals by Robert Hull

Today you are going to write your own poem about the animals in the zoo. First of all, watch the clip below to help you gather some ideas.

As you watch, can you make a list of all the animals you recognise?
Make sure you use a comma to separate each item on your list.
Now go back and add some adjectives (describing words) to describe each of the animals on your list, e.g.
Playful hyenas,
Pink flamingos,
Towering giraffes,
Muddy rhinos.

Now look at your list and see if you can extend some of your phrases. Sometimes you can do this by telling your reader what the animal is doing or by using the words with or that before adding extra information, e.g.
Playful hyenas that love to chase,
Pink flamingos that balance on one leg,
Towering giraffes with the longest of necks etc

Give your descriptive list the title, Zoo.
You might also choose to conclude with the line –Zoo.

You’ve now written your own Zoo list poem!
Read your poem aloud and share with members of your household.

Thursday

Today you are going to become a researcher for the zoo!
Read the following and make some notes on two or all three of the animals.

Jaguars:
Jaguars Nat Geo Kids Jaguars Facts

Sumatran Tigers:
London Zoo – 12 Amazing Things You Never Knew About Sumatran Tigers

Asiatic Lions:
Chester Zoo – Asiatic Lions

You can write out your notes however you like.
You might want to record them on sticky notes if you have some.
You might want to use bullet points.
Alternatively, you might want to record your notes on a spider diagram. (The animal name is written in the centre of the paper and facts about the animal are written around the outside).

Using your notes, talk about each of the animals to a member of your household. You are now an expert and tomorrow you are going to be put your expertise to good use!

Friday

Watch and listen to these clips, narrated by David Attenborough:
Seven Worlds, One Planet – Peril on the Prairie

Seven Worlds, One Planet-Mastering the Art of Nut Cracking

Note how David Attenborough takes his time and sometimes pauses for several seconds to allow the viewer to watch key moments of the film.
Your task today is to write a voice-over (or narration) to read aloud over this clip about the big cats in Chester Zoo.

Using your notes from yesterday, decide what you would like to tell your audience about each of the big cats featured in the film – Jaguars, Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions.
Which key facts will interest your audience the most?
Which facts will you tell first?
Are there any pieces of information that might match what is happening at particular moments in the film?
E.g. You might be able to talk about a tiger’s diet when the film is showing the tiger eating.
You will need to watch the clip (or parts of the clip) more than once together with your notes, to decide which pieces of information to talk about when. You may choose to just write the voice-over to match one of the animals – it’s up to you!
Practise reading your voice-over sentences whilst the film clip is playing.
Remember to take your time and speak as clearly as possible so your listener can understand you.
When you are ready, perform your voice-over, whilst the film clip is playing, to your household.

Summer Term – Week 4  (Beginning Monday 22nd June)

Hello again! We hope you had a nice weekend! 

I am in school all the time from now on but I would still love to hear how you are getting on at home!

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home. Happy learning everyone!

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

For other ideas on how to keep fit please see the Sports section on our website under ‘Extra Curricular’ within Class Pages.

Maths

Friday

Once you have completed your ‘Daily 10’ practise then have a go at these Place Value Games:

Place Value Basketball
Shark Numbers
Lifeguards

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Reading Comprehension and practise your spellings during the week and then there are writing activities for each day. There are just a few common exception words left and then we will practise number names.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    parents everybody one three five
    Christmas even two four seven
    Testbase Reading Comprehension:
    Click here to
    read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘Meet Tony Ross’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!

    Grammar for this week:
    See the BBC Bitesize for this week’s activity focusing on fixing mistakes in writing.
  • Writing Task
    Focus theme: Please look after this bear!
    This week you will be finding out all about bears ending with a story about bears later in the week!

Monday

Today you are going to become a researcher! Your task is to find out all about bears!
With an adult, have a look at these webpages and read some information about bears. As you read, jot down any key facts or pieces of information that surprise you.
What is a bear? – Dorling Kindersley K Find Out!
Britannica Kids – Bear
Newsround –Amazing Facts About Polar Bears

 

Using your notes to help you, create either a poster or a page to go in an information book – all about bears.
Imagine the poster or book will be for children who are the same age as you, so try to make it as interesting and easy to follow as possible!

Remember to include: 
heading (e.g. All About Bears);
sub-headings (e.g. What is a bear? What do bears look like? Where do bears live? What do bears eat?)
labelled picture/diagram
amazing fact(s) to surprise your reader.
Colour your picture/diagram and titles to make your page as bright and interesting as possible.

Tuesday

Today you are going to read some extracts from different stories about bears.

The Bear and the Piano opening extract by David Litchfield

Goldilocks and just one bear extract by Leigh Hodgkinson

A Bite in the Night by Julian Gough

After reading each extract:
– Write down three things you know about the bear in each story. (Make sure you look back to find evidence in the text)
– Write down a prediction – what do you think will happen next?
Of the bears you’ve been introduced to today, talk about which you would most like to meet and why.

Wednesday

Read together the opening extract to A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (from pages 2-7)
A Bear Called Paddington

 

Now watch the opening clip to the 2014 film Paddington (**PLEASE NOTE**PG certificate): Paddington Meets the Brown Family.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Discuss the text and the film versions.
How are they similar? How are they different?
Which do you prefer and why?
Using information from the opening extract to the book and the opening to the film, write a character description of Paddington including everything you know about him so far.
You may choose to complete your character description with a picture of Paddington. You could use this short video to help you: How to Draw Cartoon Paddington Made Easy

Thursday

Carry on reading together the next part of the opening extract to A Bear Called Paddingtonby Michael Bond (pages 7-12):
A Bear Called Paddington pages 7-12

Similar to yesterday, pause to discuss and explain unfamiliar words, e.g. expression, inspiration, several, distinguished.
Imagine you are Paddington Bear.
You are going to write a letter home to Aunt Lucy to let her know that you have arrived safely in London and are going to live with the Brown family.
Think about other news you could include in your letter: e.g.
Where the Brown family found you,
what they have promised to feed you,
the name they have given you and why,
the delicious food you have eaten in the café etc.

Watch this short clip: Paddington 2 – A Guide to Being a Good Bear
Perhaps you could include in your letter all the ways in which Paddington has shown his manners so far. There are lots of clues if you go back to the text!
Try to include some thoughts and feelings in your letter too and remember to try and reassure Aunt Lucy – otherwise she will worry!

Friday

Today you are going to write your own story about a bear! You can choose whether you’d like your story to be an adventure with one of the bears you have read about this week,
or
perhaps you’d like to write a story about one of your own (teddy) bears from home.

Remember all good stories must have a problem so think carefully about what is going to be the problem for your bear in your story. E.g. When we first meet Paddington, he doesn’t have a home; the bear in Goldilocks and Just the One Bear is lost; and in A Bite in the Night, Bear’s scratching tree has disappeared.
Once you have decided on your problem, you must then think about how it will be resolved!
Plan your story using a sequence of pictures to help you if you wish.

Remember you will need to include a description of your bear and perhaps some of the other characters in the story.
You might like to use some of the ideas and facts you have read about/learnt this week.
As you write your story, keep reading back over each sentence to check it makes sense and that you haven’t missed any words out.
Try to use some interesting words to make your story entertaining to read and listen to.
I would love to read your story when it is fnished!

Topic

Please click on the link for activity ideas for the remainder of the term!
Please complete as many as you wish – challenge yourself to complete as many as you can!
There is a theme for each week so try to complete at least one of the activities each week if you can.
Some of the activities are for you to contribute to a whole school project to connect those at home and those in school!
It would be lovely for us to do something together!

Topic work – final weeks Summer 2020

The first theme is all about creating a Time Capsule! See the link below:

Create a Time Capsule!

If you want a few more ideas…

 

Have a look at the themed task ideas (which would have been this half term’s homework challenges):
Year 2 Buckets and Spades Homework

Summer Term – Week 3  (Beginning Monday 15th June)

Hello again! We hope you had a nice weekend! 

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home. Happy learning everyone!

**Please see below for the change of date for our Zoom meeting this week due to unforeseen circumstances. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.**

ZOOM announcement!!
Following the great success of our first meeting, please join Mrs Lambert again in our second ZOOM meeting this
Friday 19/6 at 11:00am
Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Lambert (Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!

**Please note! You will need some paper and a pen or pencil today!**

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    many busy water half Mr
    clothes people again money Mrs
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘Traditions from Africa’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be focusing on Poetry. You will have the opportunity to read, perform and enjoy some entertaining poems written by famous poets.

Please note: When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday

Scissors by Allan Ahlberg
Read the poem Scissors here.
Did you enjoy the poem?
What is the role of the narrator in the poem? (teacher).
What does the poem remind you of?
Does your teacher ever sound like this?!

Rehearse reading the poem aloud, as if you are the teacher.
Try to use as much expression as you can. Don’t forget to use facial expressions and gestures too! You might start your reading very calmly and then become gradually more exasperated when the scissors can’t be found!

In the poem, it is scissors that have been lost. What tends to get lost in your classroom? E.g. glue sticks, whiteboard pens, sharpeners, pen lids, rulers, jumpers etc.

Write your own version of the poem, based on what is commonly lost in your classroom. You can use a combination of lines and phrases from the original poem with your own ideas and sayings too! E.g. Nobody leave the room.
Everyone listen to me.
We had twenty brand new glue sticks this morning,
And now there’s only three!
Seventeen sets of glue sticks
Disappeared from sight!
Class monitors –we need you to find them,
We can stop here all night!

Practise reading it to check it sounds right – it doesn’t have to rhyme.Send you finished poem to me!

Tuesday

What is pink? by Christina Rossetti
Watch and listen to What is Pink? by the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti
Discuss any new words and find their meanings, using a dictionary or Word Hippo to help you.

Today you are going to write your own version of What is Pink?
If you are able to, go on a nature walk with an adult around your garden or local area. Act as a colour collector! What can you see that is each of the colours? What is each item/object doing? You may even wish to take a clip board or notepad out with you.

Write your poem using a similar structure to What is Pink?using ideas collected from your walk, e.g.
Start with a question: What is yellow?
Answer the question: The sun is yellow
Describe the item or what it is doing:Light and bright and warm.

Here is another example:
What is green?
The hedgerows are green,
Home to nesting blackbirds and beautiful butterflies.

Keep rehearsing your poem out loud as you write. Think carefully about how to finish your poem. You might choose to use the same finishing line as Rossetti with the orange!

Wednesday

On the Ning Nang Nong! by Spike Milligan
Read the poem On the Ning Nang Nong here.

Your first task today is to draw and label a picture of the Ning Nang Nong.
What creatures and living things need to be included in your picture? (cows, monkeys, mice, trees).
If you were to attach speech bubbles to the animals, what would they be saying? (Bong! BOO! Clang!)
What other creatures or living things could you add? What might they be doing?
What other noises might you hear?
Remember it doesn’t matter how ridiculous your ideas are – you can be as creative as you like!
Colour your picture to make it as attractive as possible.

Now write some sentences to describe your version of the Ning Nang Nong. Remember to include details about all the living creatures that live there, the noises they make and what they do. You can use some adjectives (describing words) and include your own nonsense words too if you like!
Remember to read back through your work to check for spelling and punctuation.

Thursday

Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
With an adult, read together Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen

Now watch and enjoy Michael Rosen performing the poem here.

What did you think of the poem?
Which version did you prefer?
How were they similar/different?
Did the poem remind you of anything?
Have you ever craved a particular type of food like Michael craved the chocolate cake in the poem?

Re-read the poem together, pausing to think about  what is happening in each section, e.g. First of all, Rosen explains why he likes chocolate cake so much. Then he wakes in the night thinking about the chocolate cake. After that, he sneaks downstairs to eat the remaining cake, etc.

You are now going to plan to write your own version of Chocolate Cake. First of all, you need to decide what food your poem is going to be about.
Now you are going to plan your poem. Think about the sequence (order) of your poem, e.g. why you like your chosen food so much, how you might wake in the night thinking about it, the act of sneaking downstairs into the kitchen, eating and enjoying it, etc.
Create a plan similar to a story map, including each of the different sections above. Talk your planned sequence through with an adult.
Use this sheet to help you plan – Poem plan

Friday

Re-watch and/or re-read Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen using one/both links from yesterday. Look and listen out today for actions and vocal noises that really help to bring the poem alive!

Write your own version of the poem based on your chosen food, using your plan to help you. Think carefully about how to sequence the events and phrases or noises you may want to use. You can use some of Michael Rosen’s and some of your own.
Perform your poem for your household, making sure you too use lots of actions and noises to bring your performance alive!

Topic

Science 1

Here are 2  practical investigations for you!
Consider the following questions:
What if a bucket was made of cling film?
What if a bucket was made of paper?
What if a bucket was made of rock?

1. ‘There’s a hole in my bucket, Dear Liza, Dear Liza!’
Can you fix it?
You will need:
A disposable plastic drinking cup (to be your bucket) with a hole in the bottom – made by an adult.
Can you find a material to fix the hole and prevent ‘the bucket’ leaking when filled with water?
You can only use one material to fix the hole.
Try: sticky tape, kitchen paper, a tissue, plasticine.
Think of other things that might work.
Which was the most suitable?

Scientists test things and change their ideas. Did you?
Send a photo of your bucket – we’d love to see what worked!

2. Make a paper cup that holds water.
See instructions here.
How long will the cup hold 100ml of water? Time it to see.
Is the paper cup as good as a plastic cup? Explain why it is or isn’t.

Have fun! You might be better carrying out these experiments in the garden! Make sure that you ask am adult before doing any of the activities!

Science 2

Following on from yesterday’s home learning, gather 10 everyday items around you eg a sponge, a sock, a spoon, a drinking straw. Try to find objects made from different materials eg wood, plastic, metal or fabric.
Make a table like this:

Object Bend Squash Twist Stretch
Sponge        
Sock        

Write your objects in the correct column and investigate whether you can bend, squash, twist or stretch them. Put ticks or crosses in the boxes.
Find out what the word ‘rigid’ means.

Think about the seaside.
What if your towel was rigid?
What if your spade wasn’t rigid?
Can a metal ever be twisted, bent , squashed?
Is a car indestructible?
Think about the questions then watch this video on BBC Bitesize about the impact on metals using cars in a car stock race.

History

We hope you enjoyed Magic Grandad last week.
Click on the link to watch ‘The Magic Grandad Seaside Entertainment’
Watch it twice.
What kind of entertainment was on the pier?
What did they eat?
Would you have liked to be on that pier? If so, why or why not?

Look at the Central Pier in Blackpool here.
What is different to the pier in Magic Grandad?
Task A: Plan a day out at the Central Pier.
What would you do? Who would go with you? What would you eat?
or
Task B: Make a poster about Central Pier drawing pictures and labelling things you can do.

Art

We hope you enjoyed doing your seaside collages?
Lots of artists have been inspired by the seaside.
Look at the work of Jayne Huskisson who creates seaside themed silk paintings.
Look at all the paintings. Do you like them?
What do you like about them? Or maybe you don’t like them.
Explain why you do or don’t.

Focus on ‘Bobbing Along’
Try and recreate it.
You could paint the sea on a piece of card using different shades of blue or use crayons to colour it. Then if you have any fabric you could use it for seaweed or fish and stick them on.
Make sure you ask an adult before you gather any materials and always ask to use scissors.
Have fun! We look forward to seeing the end results!

Summer Term – Week 2 (Beginning Monday 8th June)

Hello again! We hope you had a nice weekend! 
Did you see Mrs Lambert’s video from half term? I wonder what you got up to!

Have you wondered what Mrs Lambert has been up to during Half Term? Click the link below to find out! 
Mrs L’s Half Term in Lockdown!

***ZOOM announcement!!***
If you want to see Mrs Lambert in real time, face-to-face and catch up with the rest of Year 2 then join our first ZOOM meeting this Thursday 11/6 at 1:30pm!! Ask your grown-up to email Mrs Lambert (Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!

**Midweek Wednesday Surprise!**
Mrs Lambert has chosen one of her Oliver Jeffers books from home to read in this week’s story time! But which one?
(And can you spot the mistake as she reads?)
Oliver Jeffers story time – enjoy!

See below for this week’s activities to complete at home. Happy learning everyone!

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    improve sugar could would whole
    sure eye should who any
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘The World of Water’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be our final week focusing on a selection books by Oliver Jeffers:

Monday

Watch and listen to the story ‘How to Catch a Star?

Talk about what has happened in the story. Can you recall all the different attempts the boy has tried to catch a star? Can you
remember why each one hasn’t worked?
Imagine you are the boy in the story. Your task is to write a letter to an astronomer (someone who studies stars and space) asking them for help to catch a star.
Include all the things you have tried so far and why each one hasn’t worked. You can use the joining word ‘but’ to help you join the parts of the sentence, e.g. I tried to jump up and grab a star but it was too high.
You might want to use the introductory sentence and sentence starters below to help you:
Dear Astronomer,
I’m writing this letter to ask for your help in catching a star! I’ve already tried a few things but none of them have worked!
First of all I tried …
Next I had a go at …
I’ve also …
I’ve even …
I’m beginning to think I will never catch a star!
Please can you help me!
Yours sincerely,
Signature

Tuesday

Watch and listen to ‘Here We Are‘ on You Tube. (Be aware of the American spellings though!) Please ensure your child only visits the links provided in order to stay safe online.
Who do you think Oliver Jeffers wrote this book for? Why do you think he wrote the book?
Listen to the clip again and pause at key points to make a note of the
advice Oliver Jeffers gives throughout the book, e.g. You have a body. Look after it, as most bits don’t grow back.

Create a poster with the book title: ‘Here We Are’ in the middle. Around the outside in boxes or bubbles, write down the advice that Oliver Jeffers gives.
Colour and decorate your poster to make it as attractive as possible.
Display your poster in your house – somewhere where everyone can see!

Wednesday

Read and enjoy the opening extract from ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’ by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers on lovereading.com
Watch the full story here on You Tube. (Please ensure your child only visits the links provided in order to stay safe online. )

Imagine you are another item in Duncan’s pencil case, e.g. a ruler, pencil sharpener, highlighter pen, biro.
Write a postcard to Duncan to add to the collection sent to him.
Think about:
What job did you originally have in the pencil case?
Did you enjoy your job?
Might you have any memorable stories to remind Duncan of?
What has happened to you since you were last with Duncan? E.g. Have you been travelling to any exciting places?
What might you like to ask Duncan now?
As if you are the ruler, pencil sharpener, highlighter etc. write your postcard to Duncan.

As an extra mid-week treat, watch Mrs Lambert’s reading of an Oliver Jeffers story! Click on the link at the top of this class page!

Thursday

Watch and listen to the story Stuck. (Please ensure your child only visits the links provided in order to stay safe online. )


Marvel and gasp at all the things Floyd threw into the tree that got stuck! Can you remember them all at the end of the story? Look back/listen again to check.
Today you are going to write your own version of Stuck.
Think about:
Who will your main character be?
What items will he/she throw into the tree that will get stuck?
(Remember to start with everyday things, before your list becomes more imaginative! You can make your list as funny and as quirky as you like!)
What will be the last item thrown that will mean the kite comes unstuck?
Make a list or series of pictures to act as a plan.
You may choose to use some of Oliver Jeffers’ sentence starters, e.g.
It all began when …
The trouble REALLY began when …
In order to knock down …
You could also use or make comments as he does too, e.g.
This was getting ridiculous!
Unbelievably, that got stuck too!
I’m sure you can guess what happened!

Friday

Write your story using your story plan from yesterday, checking each sentence as you write. Keep going back and reading your story out loud to check you are happy with it.
Share your story with your family or ask your grown up to send it to me!

Which Oliver Jeffers’ book do you like the best? As an extra task, you could write a book review of your favourite.

Topic

We will continue with our topic work on the theme ‘Buckets and Spades’.
***Have a look at the themed task ideas (which would have been this half term’s homework challenges.***

Year 2 Buckets and Spades Themed Tasks

History

Our focus is on seaside holidays in the 1900s and the 1950s. Watch each programme below twice. The first time you watch it, just enjoy it. The second time you watch it, you need to identify information to compare holidays at different times.

  1. Following on from the seaside last week, watch the ‘Watch’ series about Seaside Holidays with Magic Grandad –
    Watch ‘The Promendade‘ and ‘The Beach‘ on You Tube.
  2. Draw a simple grid like this:
    1900s Victorian Times 1950s When Grandad was a boy Now 2020
         

    Make comparisons between what is different between those times. Think about the transport, food, souvenirs and activities for each period of time.
    You could draw and write your comparisons in the columns.

Second task:
Find out what a ‘bathing machine’ is and draw and label it!

Science

Plastic Fantastic!
Why is plastic such a useful material?
Plastic is made from oil. Watch ‘How are crayons made’.
1. What can you find in your home that is made from plastic? Make a collection of them.
2. What properties do the plastic items have (are they hard, soft, squishy, or see through.
3. Think of lots of other words to describe plastic and write them down. (Some ideas – clear, waterproof drink bottle, opaque and squishy milk bottle, Wellington boots are strong. Some plastics have holes in them like a sponge!)
It’s amazing stuff!
4. Now create your own poster called ‘Plastic Fantastic!’ Add photos and drawings with words to describe why the plastic is useful.

Art

Create a seaside collage.
1. Find out what the word ‘collage’ means.
2. Watch ‘Seaside photo montage‘ on BBC Bitesize. (Obviously yours isn’t going to be that big! You can choose the size of yours)
       – You might use photographs you have at home of a visit to the seaside or find one on the internet. 
       – Using blue, white and green paper, can you rip it up and stick it to look like waves?
       – If you have any sand, you could glue that on to create the beach. Think carefully about the positioning of the beach in relation to the sky  and the sea.
      – Could you add sticks for a pier, fabric for bunting or boats and paper for beach huts.
      – You could cut out pictures of people from magazines to add to the beach. Are they dressed for the beach?

We can’t wait to see your finished results – have fun!

R.E.

This half term in R.E. we are focusing on Christianity.

How do we respond to things that really matter?
What unites the Christian Community?
Watch ‘What is Christianity?‘ on BBC Bitesize.
Think about what Christians believe. One of the things that Christians believe is that Jesus taught them to love their neighbour.
What have you done lately where you have helped?
If you haven’t, maybe you could do something with the help of your parent and of course at a social distance!
You could write a letter to a neighbour.
Bake someone a cake.
Help your parents more!
Whatever you do I’m sure it will be appreciated and not only make them feel happy but you too! 

Summer Term – Week 1 (Beginning Monday 1st June)

Hello everybody! We hope you had a wonderful week with your families in some super sunshine!

There will be no school work on here until Wednesday but until then, click on the You Tube link below for another story read by me!
I received so many lovely comments about the stories I read before half term and lots of you asked for the final story, so here you go!
When you have read the story, why not have a go at making your own Paper Dolls?
What would you call them?
What adventures will they get up to?
You could even write your own story like Julia Donaldson. Can you make it rhyme? 
I look forward to seeing your paper dolls and reading your stories!
Use the template below for making your own – have fun!

Try to keep active!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

English
As it is a shorter week this week, there will be no spelling list this week. Please take the time to practise the words again from last half term. Do you know any more of the Common Exception words since last time you checked?
Years 1 and 2 Words
As the task below involves quite a bit of reading, the reading comprehension is optional this week. Complete it if you have time!

Testbase Reading Comprehension
Click here
to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘Lifeboats’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!

Please see below activities for this week. We are continuing with the theme of birds for a little while. I know many of you enjoyed your work on birds before the half term and produced some lovely work too. I know I am enjoying watching my local birds and listening to them when I am outside. I hope you enjoy finding out about birds from further away by doing these activities.

Wednesday

Begin some research in preparation for a family quiz on birds!
Your theme could be on birds generally, or you could choose to research a particular type of bird.
Look back at some of the previous web links used before half term (further down our class page) and/or use some of the websites below to help you in your research:
Birds of prey 
Emperor Penguins
Puffins 
Ostriches 
Make notes about each of these interesting birds ready for your quiz! (You are going to turn your facts into questions for your quiz.)

Thursday and Friday

Quizzes are very popular at the moment – amongst family and groups online. Over the next two days, you are going to use your research to write your own bird quiz!
Take a look at a sample quiz card available from the downloadable extract here.
Using your research from yesterday, write a quiz similar to that shown in the extract above.
Try to include a variety of questions, including multiple choice and true/false questions. You may even notice the last question is a riddle!
Test out your quiz on your family taking on the role of quiz master yourself!
Send your quiz to me when you have finished and I’ll see if I can get any right!

Topic

Our new theme this half term is ‘Buckets and Spades’.

History

What is a seaside?
Look at the pictures from British seaside resorts. Click here
Then look at the Rough Guides website pictures here.
Can you see any donkeys or deck chairs?
Make a list and draw the things you can see.
What has been your favourite destination? Why?

Local seaside resorts.
If you have Google Maps, zoom in on the location of school.
Zoom out until a coast is visible.
Identify the name of any resorts along the coast.
Have you visited any of them?
What did you do there?

What is a ‘Penny Lick’?

Look at the picture of a ‘Penny Lick’.
Answer these questions about the Penny Lick:
1. What do you think it is?
2. What is it made from?
3. Who might have used it?
Read the poem:
What extra information do the poem and the picture give us about the Penny Lick?
Draw the Penny Lick and explain what it was.

 

Friday 15th May – Broughton Primary

Happy Friday Everyone!

As a special treat for all of your hard work this half term… please click on the You Tube link below for a surprise!

Week 7 – Week beginning 18.5.20

We hope you had another lovely weekend.

We are beginning our final week before the half term break. You have done so well so far, we are very proud of all of you! Keep going now!

I have been amazed by the work sent to me this week! Here is a gallery of work this week!

Along with the usual bits and bobs such as:
        – reading;
        – practising to read and spell the Year 1 and 2 list of common                      exception words;
        – learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables (and counting in 3s!);
please have a go at the follow activities throughout the week!

 

So here it is! It is story time! I was thrilled to see all of your votes, it was very close… but the winning story was…..

Enjoy today’s story time!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    father grass plant bath move
    class pass path hour prove
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘The Spider Weaver’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be focusing on reading and writing information with a focus on Birds:

Monday

  • What do you already know about birds?
    What questions might you have about birds?
    Write down any questions you have remember to use question marks.
  • Watch ‘What are Birds?’ – BBC Bitesize.
    What do you know about birds now? (Watch the clip a few times, each time pausing to record your key facts) Perhaps you could make a fact sheet!
  • Now watch ‘All About Birds’ to see what other facts you can find out! Add them to your fact sheet!
    Use Word Hippo to find out the meaning of words that you don’t know.

Tuesday

Read pages 4-7 of the RSPB Nature Birds Guide. 
Return to the Birdwatcher’s Code on page 5.
Create a poster on how to be a respectful birdwatcher.
Use colours and illustrate your poster with care.  

Wednesday

Read pages 8-11 of the RSPB Nature Birds Guide.
Return to pages 10-11, What do birds do all year?
Using a paper plate if you have one (or a large circle drawn on paper), split it into quarters. Label each quarter with a season. Using the information from the text, write down what the swallow does in each season. You can make your own sentences using key words from the text to help you. Colour and decorate your seasonal circle to make it attractive.

Enjoy listening to Follow the Swallow by Julia Donaldson.

Thursday

Today you are going to find out all about feathers! Watch the following videos about ‘Feathers’:

Read together page 12-13 of the RSPB Nature Birds Guide looking closely at the sections ‘Feathers’ and ‘Moulting’. Write down all the new found facts you have learned about feathers.

Friday

Use today to continue to work on your fact sheet about Feathers. Watch the video ‘Interesting Facts About Birds’ and then have a go at creating a poster or page full of amazing facts on birds. Make your page as bright and colourful as possible. Astonish your family with these amazing facts!

Then enjoy some of your own reading, have a go at this week’s words check and try the grammar quiz or the comprehension if you haven’t done them yet.

Topic

Science

This week we are going to learn how animals change as they grow.
Watch ‘Tadpole’s Promise’ on Espresso.
Think about how the two creatures have changed as they have grown. What has happened to them? Did you predict what was going to happen at the end?
Look at the video of Life Cycles on BBC Bitesize and then look at the photographs of the Life Cycle of the Frog. 
Draw the Life Cycle in your book and label it. You can use these worksheets if they help.
Frog-life-Cycle-Activity-Sheets
The try the quiz to see how much you have learnt.
For an extra challenge – Research the life cycle of an other animal.

Geography

Hello weather presenters! We really enjoyed the fantastic work and videos from last week!
This week, we are going to investigate how the weather affects what we do.
Listen to ‘The Months’ by Sara Coleridge. Think about and draw something that you can do each month because of the weather. 
For example – In January, you could draw yourself with a hat, scarf and gloves walking in the park. In July, you could draw a paddling pool in the garden.
Take care with the spellings of the months of the year!

There are also some really fun activities to do on the Met Office Education website. You could try these with adult permission and supervision! We’d love to see your results!

Make a cloud in a glass.
Measure a puddle.
Make a tornado in a jar.
Make a windmill.

R.E.

The story of the Passover on BBC Bitesize.
Watch the videos and enjoy doing the activities.

Music

Listen to the ‘Grasshopper Hop’ song.
Make up your own dance and simple movement routine based on the examples in the video.
Perform your routine to your family.

Week 6 – Week beginning 11.5.20

We hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the V.E. day celebrations! The weather has been very kind to us and looks like it will continue to be nice again this week!

Along with the usual bits and bobs such as:
        – reading;
        – practising to read and spell the Year 1 and 2 list of common                      exception words;
        – learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables (and counting in 3s!);
please have a go at the follow activities throughout the week!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Surprise! Happy Friday everyone!

Maths

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    every break pretty after last
    great steak beautiful fast past
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘How Teeth Grow’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be focusing on reading and writing instructions with a focus on Horrid Henry:

Monday

Read together the opening chapter of one of the first stories about Horrid Henry. Click here to read. (Registration for LoveReading4kids will be required to access these extracts. Membership is free).
How is Henry feeling about the dance class?
Why doesn’t he want to go?
What would he rather be doing?
What do you think about Madame Tutu?
What does Madame Tutu think of Henry’s dancing?

Watch the video too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5aTgH1vCE0

Pretend you are Henry and write in role.
Write a letter to Mum and Dad, pleading with them to stop taking you to the dance classes.
Here are some good examples from yesterday! Well done!

Tuesday

Read together the opening extract from Horrid Henry’s Birthday Party from the collection Fearsome Four. Click here to read.
How is Henry feeling about his birthday?
How are his Mum and Dad feeling about his birthday?
Why are they feeling differently to Henry?

Watch the video too!

Design and write an invitation to Henry’s birthday party at Laser Zap. If you have some, look at party invitations you have received in the past for ideas.
You will need to include:
To:
Please come to my birthday party!
On (date):
At (time):
Location (where):
Special requirements: (e.g. fancy dress, swimming costume,)
Please reply to:
Decorate your invitation!

Look at these lovely examples so far – well done!

Wednesday

Return to the theme of Henry’s birthday party from yesterday. A birthday party takes a lot of preparation and planning!
Today, you are going to help Henry’s family with the planning and make some lists.
Re-watch the animated version from yesterday, up to 3:36 mins.
Imagine you are Henry’s Mum. Write a list of all the party food Mum would like to buy. Continue to add more items than those mentioned in the clip.
Now imagine that you are Henry. Write a list of all the party food that Henry would like to buy. Add some more items to this list too!
Remember to use commas to separate items in a list.

Thursday

Read together the opening extract from Horrid Henry Robs the Bank from the Tricky Tricks Collection. Click here to read.
Does ‘Gotcha’ remind you of any board games you like to play? What are the similarities or differences? It sounds like Henry likes to cheat!
Choose one of your favourite board games and try to find time to play it with your family!
Then can you write a review of your game to let Henry know all about it?
You would need to include:
-name of the game
-number of players
-a basic summary of how to play
-why the game is one of your favourites and why you think Henry would like it
-a star rating.

Friday

Use today to catch up some of your writing tasks, enjoy some of your own reading, having a go at this week’s words check, have a go at the grammar quiz or the comprehension if you haven’t done them yet.

Topic

Science

Listen to the next chapter, Chapter 5. Ratty and Mole are returning from a winter walk when Mole senses his old home is nearby. 
Click here to listen to the story.

This week we are going to focus on Food Chains.
Click on the link to watch the BBC Bitesize video.
Answer the questions:
1. What is a food chain?
2. What does every food chain start with?
3. What is a herbivore?
4. What is a carnivore?
5. Can you find examples of a food chain of your own?
6. Draw your food chain and label it.

Geography

Become a weather presenter!

1. Watch today’s weather forecast on the BBC Weather website.
Click here.
2. Pause on the weather map with the different cities on.
3. Have you been to any of those places?
4. Look at where they are in the UK.
5. Now look at the forecast for weather in Penwortham for the next 5 days. Click here.
6. Can you work out what the symbols mean?
7. Draw a large outline of the UK map.
8. Add on 6 cities in the correct places and find out what the weather is like there. Make a symbol to go on that city.

Could you do a short video of yourself presenting the weather? We would really love to see those if you do!

Look at Percy’s weather forcast for the week! We’d better get our winter coats out again!

Percy’s Weather!

Art

Have another look at Monet’s Gardens at Giverny.
Last time, you were recreating the painting using pencils and pastels. 
Try this week to do the same but add texture to it, for example you could use tissue paper to incorporate ripples.
Look at some other work that Monet painted. Enjoy just looking at he beautiful artwork.
How do you feel when you look at them? Tell someone. Do you like the painting or not? Can you explain what you like and what you don’t like?
Have a look on the Tate Kids website to explore other artists.

Music

Watch ‘Body Percussion’– BBC Bitesize video.
You’ll learn about rhythm by clapping and using your body.

Week 5 – Week beginning 4.5.20

Along with the usual bits and bobs such as:
        – reading;
        – practising to read and spell the Year 1 and 2 list of common                      exception words;
        – learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables (and counting in 3s!);
please have a go at the follow activities throughout the week!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

  • Morning Maths – Monday – Thursday
    As I know you are working really hard on your Maths, for this week, please have a go at the ‘Flashback 4’ questions at the start of each day’s video on the White Rose Maths Hub lesson.

  • Maths Hub
    Please click here to see this week’s Maths lessons and activities with video links for grown ups to help. This week’s focus is number bonds to 20 with problems to solve later in the week. 
  • Reasoning quiz – Testbase
    Please have a go at the quiz sometime during the week.

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    wild most both cold hold
    climb only old gold told
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘The Blackbird and his Wife’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be focusing on reading and writing instructions with a focus on recipes:

Monday

Read together some of the healthy recipes on the website below.
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes
What does the author do to make the recipes easy to follow?
Can you have a go at making one of the recipes? Or can you help to make one of today’s meals in your house today?

Tuesday

Tortilla Pizza
Watch and enjoy the short clip below. 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Your task today is to write the recipe to match the film clip. You might need to watch this more than once and jot notes down as you watch, such as what ingredients you need.
Have a look at the real recipe here when you have finished and compare it with yours!
presenters-tortilla-pizza

Yummy!

Wednesday

Cheesecake
Watch and enjoy the short clip below. 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
This time there is a list of ingredients but no recipe. Your task today is to write the recipe to match the film clip. Like yesterday, you might need to watch this more than once and jot notes down as you watch.
Can you remember to use bossy verbs at the start of each sentence? Can you organise your writing to make it easy to follow?
You may even have a go at making this recipe if you have time and ingredients!

Thursday

Community Friendship Recipe
Let’s imagine that today we are going to write a recipe for how to make a good friend or a community of friends.
What do you think you need to be a good friend?
Gather some ideas from watching the clips below.

What can we do to try and be a good friend in our communities or family unit?
Now have a go at writing a friendship recipe for your community. Remember to include numbered instructions, time words and bossy verbs. Here’s an example:
1.First of all, paint a rainbow to make everyone in Smith Street smile. 2.Next, share your favourite toy with your younger brother.
3.Make an extra meal for Mrs Brown at number 11. She really will be very grateful.
I’d love to see your recipes!

Topic

Science

Listen to the next chapter, Chapter 4 when Ratty and Mole spend time with Mr Badger.
Click here to listen to the story.

Then think back to the lesson on mini-beasts.
Can you invent your own bug? Consider the following things:
       – How many legs?
      –  How many body parts does it have?
      –  Will it fly or not fly?
      –  How does it protect itself?
      –  Does it have a hard shell?
      –  How is it camouflaged?
Then give your bug  a cool name ! 
Label a drawing of your bug and send your pictures to us! We can’t wait to see them!

Geography

We hope you have been enjoying observing the weather. We have been very lucky to have had such fantastic weather recently!

1. Watch the video ‘The Changing Seasons’
2. What is going on in the video? How do things change?
3. Think about how the length of the day varies throughout the seasons.
4. Divide your page into 4. Draw what the weather and plants are typically like in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Art

Wasn’t Monet’s garden beautiful!
Have a look at the beautiful waterfalls in the photographs below. You can search for more on Google too!

Create some shapes inspired by water in your book. You could do a repeated pattern with one shape like you did last half term with the fruit and vegetables.
Use pencils, paints, felt tips – whatever you have and whatever you like!
Why not try different ones and see what effects you get!

V.E. DAY!
Have a look at the following activities to help you celebrate V.E day tomorrow!
Will you be having a special picnic in your garden with your family?

V.E.-day-75-flag

union-flag-bunting

WW2-Spitfire-Glider-Activity-Paper-Craft

colour-cupcake-toppers

PSHE

What is Harold up to?

Remember Harold the giraffe from the Life Education Bus? Keep up to date with what he is getting up to and keep yourself busy with his daily activities! Click here to find out!

Ready to go again!

We hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine?

We are back to it now with our theme of’Wind in the Willows’ for this half term and more learning for you to try at home! Have a look at what we have on for this week! As our theme is all about living things, there will be plenty to do outdoors again!

Week 4 – Week beginning 27.4.20

Along with the usual bits and bobs such as:
        – reading;
        – practising to read and spell the Year 1 and 2 list of common                      exception words;
        – learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables (and counting in 3s!);
please have a go at the follow activities throughout the week!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

  • Morning Maths – Monday – Thursday
    As I know you are working really hard on your Maths, for this week, please have a go at the ‘Flashback 4’ questions at the start of each day’s video on the White Rose Maths Hub lesson.

  • Maths Hub
    Please click here to see this week’s Maths lessons and activities with video links for grown ups to help. This week’s focus is measuring length with problems to solve later in the week. There is a special mixed challenge for Friday!
  • Reasoning quiz – Testbase
    Please have a go at the quiz sometime during the week.

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Spellings
    For this week please look at the Year 1 and 2 words:
    Years 1 and 2 Words
    Have a go at reading them – how many do you know?
    Then we are going to focus on learning to spell the following words:
    door poor find mind child
    floor because kind behind children
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘The World of Ants’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be focusing on some of Roald Dahl’s poems:

    Monday
    Focus: The Porcupine
    Click here to listen to the poem taken from Roald Dahl’s ‘Dirty Beasts’ poetry collection. Or print your own copy off by clicking here. Owch!

Find out more about Porcupines by watching the video below!

Design and create a poster warning children about the danger of porcupines! Extra challenge – Include some warning sentences starting with if.

Look at these posters sent in so far!

Tuesday
Focus: Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf
Listen to the story and read along. Stop at different parts of the poem and think about what might happen? Is it like the original tale? What is different?

Can you write a letter to Red Riding Hood, warning her of the Wolf and what he might do? You could write it as if you are one of the woodland creatures she might meet along the way.

Wednesday
Focus: The Tummy Beast

Watch and enjoy listening to the poem first. You might like to watch it more than once.

If you can, print off the poem here, so that you can highlight which parts are spoken by the child and which parts are spoken by the mother. Practise reading it aloud with another member of your family using your best acting voice!
Why doesn’t the mother believe the child? How do you think the child is feeling?

Thursday
Focus: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Use the link below to listen to and enjoy Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Revolting Rhymes. The narrator repeatedly asks how would you feel? Pause each time this is asked and discuss. The narrator also makes clear her dislike for Goldilocks all the way through the poem. How might the narrator might describe Goldilocks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxHn2v3dz5E

Imaging you are Goldilocks. Write a letter to the narrator, apologising for your crimes.

Friday

Review the poems read this week. Which did you enjoy the most?
Re-read one again and add actions and funny voices to it! Ask someone in your home to act it out with you!

There are more poems from the Revolting Rhymes collection which can be found on You Tube – the full version film can be found on there – please note, it has a PG rating hence not on this page. Or simply enjoy look at these ones below which we haven’t looked at this week.

Jack and The Beanstalk
Cinderella
The Three Little Pigs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

** Don’t forget about your spellings! Ask someone to test you on this week’s 10 words! How many can you spell?

  • Story Time
    Treat yourself and your grown-ups to a quiet time in your day to enjoy a story! Tune in to hear David Walliams reading a short story every day at 11 o’clock:

Topic

 Monday

Listen to Chapter 3 of Wind in the Willows when Mole ventures into the Wood alone as snow begins to fall so that he can meet Badger.
Click here to listen to the story.
Mole lives underground. Can you think of any other creatures that live underground? What would it be like?
Write down words that would describe it in our book.

Watch Chris Packham on BBC Bitesize as he talks about moles. Find out some facts about Moles.
Draw a picture of a mole and write your facts around it.
Extension task: investigate another creature that lives underground.

Look what someone found on their walk!

Have a look on Espresso, watch more videos about different Habitats. Which would you prefer to live in?

Tuesday

We hope you enjoyed finding out about moles! They are amazing creatures aren’t they?

1. Watch this video on Espresso about mini beasts!
2. Go into your garden and think about where some of the mini beasts might be living. Very carefully, see if you can find any. Remember you are disturbing their habitat (their home), so be careful! Check here to identify the bugs. 
Invertebrates guide
3. Draw a picture of the mini beast before you observe it closely and then another after you have observed it to see the difference. (If you have a magnifying glass or microscope, look at it through that)
*Observe their size, shape, colour, number of legs, eyes, antennae and how they move.
*Take photographs if you can and send them to us!

**Very important!**
Wash your hands thoroughly after you have handled and creatures and don’t touch your mouth or nose whilst you are handling them.
Remember they are beautiful living creatures.

Wednesday

Time for Geography now:
1. Watch the video ‘Let’s Explore the UK’
2. Write down the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK.
3. Which capital cities would you like to visit the most and why?
4. Write down 5 things you would be able to visit in the city you have chosen.

Music
Watch Start Singing – BBC Bitesize video.

Thursday / Friday

Art

Claude Monet was a very famous painter. Look at Monet’s Gardens at Giverny by clicking here.
Monet painted many paintings with Water Lilies in and they have been described as abstract oaintings. Find out what the word ‘abstract‘ means.
Watch ‘A Visit to Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny’.

Have a go at painting your own version of Monet’s Garden. Look at the beautiful colours. Use pastels, pencils, paint – whatever you like! Enjoy being an artist! Don’t forget to send us your pictures then we can share them with the class!

PSHE

What is Harold up to?

Remember Harold the giraffe from the Life Education Bus? Keep up to date with what he is getting up to and keep yourself busy with his daily activities! Click here to find out!

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a lovely break over the Easter holidays and had lots of fun with together in some beautiful sunshine!

We are back to it now with a new theme called ‘Wind in the Willows’ for this half term and more learning for you to try at home! Have a look at what we have on for this week! As our theme is all about living things, there will be plenty to do outdoors again!

Week 3

Along with the usual bits and bobs such as:
        – reading;
        – practising to read and spell the Year 1 and 2 list of common                      exception words;
        – learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables (and counting in 3s!);
please have a go at the follow activities throughout the week!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

  • Morning Maths – Monday
    Click here
    to have a go at a set of arithmetic questions on Testbase! I have attached the mark scheme to check your answers when you have finished!
  • Morning Maths – Tuesday
    Click here
    to have a go at a set of arithmetic questions on Testbase! I have attached the mark scheme to check your answers when you have finished!
  • Morning Maths – Wednesday
    Click here
    to have a go at a set of arithmetic questions on Testbase! I have attached the mark scheme to check your answers when you have finished!
  • Morning Maths – Thursday
    As I know you are working really hard on your Maths, for today, I just want you to have a go at the ‘Flashback 4’ questions at the start of today’s video. (I realise that I have been giving you double morning maths this week!)
  • Morning Maths – Friday
    Please have a go at the 2x tables Speed Test Game on Purple Mash! I have popped it in your ‘2do’ area so if you log on to Purple Mash and click on the Alert bell you should see it there. Click here for the link to Purple Mash.

  • Maths Hub
    Please click here to see this week’s Maths lessons and activities with video links for grown ups to help.
    This week’s focus is a mix of fractions – finding quarters and counting in fractions and then measuring length at the end of the week. There is a special challenge for Friday!

English
Please see below activities for this week. Please have a go at the Grammar quiz and Reading Comprehension sometime during the week and then there are writing activities for each day.

  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on the text ‘Cobweb Morning’. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week we will be focusing on some of Julia Donaldson’s stories:

    Monday
    Focus: The Gruffalo
  • If you have access to the complete text, share and enjoy. This could be by reading the text to your child, your child reading to you, or encouraging your child to join in with known lines/refrains. Alternatively, access a reading of the text (see You Tube clip below)
  • As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Gruffalo. Pause the recording/ your reading, in order to allow your child to make these jottings.
  • Support with watching of the film (if accessible) or watch and enjoy the compilation of clips from the Gruffalo animation (see You Tube clip below)
  • Look at the words and phrases you have collected.
  • Discuss meanings of any unknown words, e.g. tusks, claws, jaws, underground, knobbly, turned-out toes, wart etc. Model orally putting new words into different sentences and encourage your child to do the same.
  • Ask your child to write some sentences to describe the Gruffalo, using vocabulary from within the text. They may choose to re-write the lines in rhyme or simply write as a paragraph. Either is fine!
  • Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Tuesday
Focus: The Mouse from The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child
As in yesterday’s lesson, listen to the story below. As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Big Bad Mouse.’ Explore the meaning of any new words. Then have a go at writing your own description of the Big Bad Mouse!

Wednesday
Focus: The Smartest Giant in Town
As in our other lessons this week, listen to the story below. As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Smartest Giant’ Can you make a list of all his kind deeds. Explore the meaning of any new words. Then have a go at writing your own description of the Smartest Giant! Use a thesaurus or Word Hippo to find other words for your sentences. https://www.wordhippo.com/

 

Have a sing along with Mr Donaldson!

Thursday
Focus: Superworm
As in our other lessons this week, listen to the story below. As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Superworm’. Explore the meaning of any new words (such as lasso!) How can Superworm be described as a superhero? Can you write your own poem using words from the story? Try it like this…

Superworm the lasso,
Superworm the skipping rope,
Superworm the fishing line …etc.

And finish with the repeated verse …

Superworm is super long,
Superworm is super-strong,
Watch him wiggle,
See him squirm,
Hip, hip hurray for Superworm!

Have a go at performing your poem to your family!
Then send your poem for me to share with our class! We could make our own poetry book all about Superworm!

**Here’s one poem sent in by email this morning!**

Super worm is super strong

 

Super worm is super long

 

Super worm gives people hope

 

He pretends to be a skipping rope

 

Watch him wiggle see him squirm 

 

Hip hip hurray, for super worm !! 

 

And two more… Well done all of you!

Friday
Focus: Review all characters looked at this week. Re-read all your character descriptions from across the week. Which is your favourite character? Who would you most like to meet? What might you ask them?
Write about a meeting with one of the characters! 

For an extra challenge you could make your own top trump cards using characters from the books this week. 
Use this template for your own cards:
Top Trumps

  • Story Time
    Treat yourself and your grown-ups to a quiet time in your day to enjoy a story! Tune in to hear David Walliams reading a short story every day at 11 o’clock:

Topic

Monday
We are going to be finding out about Habitats this half term. Begin by listening to Chapter 1 of Wind in the Willows when Mole goes out into the wild woods for the first time.
Click here to listen to the story.

As you listen, try and spot four different types of habitats.
Then can you go out in your own garden and find 4 different habitats? Can you draw or take photos of the different habitats and plants. Find out what different plants you have in your garden.
Tuesday
We hope you enjoyed listening to the beginning of the story and have identified different habitats in Chapter 1.
Several different habitats are mentioned in Chapter 1: Mole’s home, underground, a field, a hedgerow, the river and the Wild Woods. Choose at least 1 of the habitats and find out what creatures live there. Draw them in your book and label them

Have a look on Espresso, watch the first few videos about Habitats and especially Woodlands.

Weather
Complete a weather watch diary.
Record what the weather is like each day for 1 week. Record the temperature, rainfall and wind speed for example. Make note of how the weather affects human activity – what you wear and what you do on each day.
Click below to view the BBC weather report.

As it’s a lovely day, you could go out into your garden and create your own animal using materials from your garden! Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards! 

Final task of the week!

Mole and Ratty enjoy a picnic by the Riverside. They have cold chicken, cold tongue, cold ham, cold beef, potted meat, pickled gherkins, cress sandwiches, salad, French rolls, Bakewells, Ginger beer, soda water and lemonade. Sounds delicious!

Can you create and make your own picnic for you and your family to sit and enjoy in the garden? You’ll need help from an adult but I’m sure it will be lots of fun!
Look at these yummy treats prepared by some of Year 2!

After that can you create an NHS rainbow out of either garden materials or things from your house? 

R.E.

This half term in R.E. we are going to be looking at the beliefs and values of the people who belong to the Jewish faith.

  • Key Questions to think about:
    How do we respond to things that really matter?
    Does worship really matter?
  1. Begin by thinking of a celebration you might have in your family. It could be a birthday celebration or Christmas. What food, decorations, people or places might be involved?
  2. Draw and label 5 – 10 things that might be involved in that celebration. Explain why it’s special too.
  3. Can you think about what we all have that we are grateful for?

PSHE

What is Harold up to?

Remember Harold the giraffe from the Life Education Bus? Keep up to date with what he is getting up to and keep yourself busy with his daily activities! Click here to find out!

Week 2

We  hope you have had a nice weekend? Thank you for all of the lovely emails and messages, it is great to hear from you! We have enjoyed seeing what you have all been up to and hearing that you are all ok and well. Please scroll down to see if your work has been uploaded to this page!
Have a look at what we have planned for you to do this week!
Keep up the good work Year 2!

Along with the usual bits and bobs such as:
        – reading;
        – practising to read and spell the Year 1 and 2 list of common                      exception words;
        – learning the 2, 5, and 10 times tables (and counting in 3s!);
please have a go at the follow activities throughout the week!

P.E. with Joe Wicks!
Begin your day with a fun P.E. lesson that everyone can join in with! Click here to stream the video live every morning at 9am or to catch up at a time convenient to you.

Maths

English

  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Testbase Reading Comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on what you have read. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Writing Task
    This week I would like you to create a poster or leaflet for a visit to the farm.
         – You will need to give your reader information about your farm – what animals are there and what they can do during their visit.
          – You will need to persuade them to come and visit your farm so think about the words you will use to make yours sound the best!
          – You can include pictures of animals and perhaps a map of your farm. Make is as bright and colourful as you can too!
    I look forward to reading your leaflets when you have finished! 
    Have a look at these examples to start you off.

See Below for great examples from your friends in Year 2!
  • Story Time
    Treat yourself and your grown-ups to a quiet time in your day to enjoy a story! Tune in to hear David Walliams reading a short story every day at 11 o’clock:

Computing
Following our work in computing last half term, can you make a PowerPoint at home? You could either make it about Farms like we started in our lessons or about plants and your garden?
Email it to me when you finish it!

Well done for these super PowerPoints!

Jacks farm

 



Bread Ingredients – by Charlie





Theme
It has been lovely finding out what everyone has been up to in their gardens! Well done!
Well done to the following children who have all had great success baking bread! I hope they tasted as good as they looked! What do you think?

This week’s task!
Can you design and make either a fruit salad or a salad to go with a meal this week? If you are struggling to get the things on your shopping list at the moment, then try to be even more creative with your ingredients! Let me know how you get on!
Who else made a fruit salad for lunch?

Science

What do human and animals need to stay alive?
Can you  list and draw things both humans’ and animals’ need. Are they the same ?
Which ones are most important and why?
Have a look on Espresso to find out more!

 

 

 

Art 
Following on from looking at and sketching seeds of fruit in class can you first draw a piece of fruit onto card. Then paint the piece of card to create a repeated pattern .
See the work of Lynn Flavell for some inspiration.  

Click here to watch a video to inspire you!
Well done for sending these pictures and for getting creative!

R.E.
As Easter week approaches, it would be nice to spend some time this week finding out what Christians believe about Easter.
Click below to look on Espresso. Watch the videos in the Easter section and have a go at some of the activity pages too!

PSHE

What is Harold up to?

Remember Harold the giraffe from the Life Education Bus? Keep up to date with what he is getting up to and keep yourself busy with his daily activities! Click here to find out!

Termly project homework
Well done if you completed tasks from last half terms’ project homework sheet! I have enjoyed hearing all about the work you have done!
Here is your next set of activities as part of our termly project homework!  Again, please email any photographs of the projects you have created! This will be the only work we will set over the Easter holidays. You deserve a break now, have some fun with your family and most of all stay safe and well! 

Week 1

Friday Update!

**Good morning! I hope you are well? Please see below for today’s morning maths and fantastic work from lots of children! I would love see what you have been up to too! 
Have you had a go at some gardening? What is Harold up to today? Did any of you try the magic daffodil trick?
As it is ‘Frenchy Friday’, try to say “Bonjour” to your family today! Can you remember how to say ‘It is sunny’?
I have been really enjoying hearing from children and their grown ups telling me all the busy things you have been doing this week! Some children have also emailed me on Purple Mash! Well done!

Plus! Are you going to create a workout for Joe Wicks to use next week? If you did his workout this morning, he asked for children to design a workout with 10 different moves. Ask your grown up to send your workout to Joe and yours could be done by thousands of other children next week! Good luck!


Keep up the good work Year 2! **

Thursday Update!

**Good morning! Please see below for today’s morning maths and fantastic work from lots of children so far! I would love see what you have been up to too! Have you had a go at sketching a plant of flower in the garden? Why not get out and enjoy the sunshine today and try it! Also, have you seen what Harold has been up to and what he would like you to try today? Did any of you try the magic daffodil trick?
Keep up the good work Year 2! **
** I have just added a computing task for over the next few days/weeks!**

Wednesday Update!

**I have added a Morning Maths activity, a Grammar quiz and a Comprehension activity for this morning in their relevant sections below along with this morning’s workout with Joe Wicks! I have also added a link to the Scarf website where you can keep up to date with Harold from the Life Education Bus!**

Enjoy!

Maths

  • Morning Maths – Wednesday
    Click here to have a go at a set of arithmetic questions on Testbase!
  • Morning Maths – Thursday
    Click here
    to have a go at a set of arithmetic questions on Testbase! I have attached the mark scheme to check your answers when you have finished!
  • Morning Maths – Friday
    Click here
    to have a go at a set of arithmetic questions on Testbase! I have attached the mark scheme to check your answers when you have finished!
  • Maths Hub
    Please click here to see this week’s Maths lessons and activities with video links for grown ups to help.


    Here is some fantastic work from children in Year 2! Well done everybody!

English

  • Espresso – Grammar
    Please click here to have a go at the Grammar activities on Espresso to rehearse good sentence structure.
    Please have a go at the following activities:
  • Testbase Grammar Quiz
    Click here
    to answer check your grammar! (Like our Grammar Hammer). I have included the answers for you to check how you have got on!
  • Once upon a Picture and Pobble365
    Use the pictures on either website as inspiration for your own writing – just like in our green books in class!
  • Testbase comprehension
    Click here
    to read the text and answer the questions on what you have read. I have included the answers for you check how you have got on!
  • Treat yourself and your grown-ups to a quiet time in our day to enjoy a story! Tune in to hear David Walliams reading a short story every day at 11 o’clock:

Here is some super writing so far.

Theme

  • Our theme this half term was The Farm Shop and so we would love to hear about children getting outside in the garden having a go at planting and growing seeds of their own. 
    Please email any photographs of any gardening you have been up to!
  • Espresso – Plants
    Please watch some of the videos about plants and growing specifically focusing on what does a plant need to grow. Can you set up an experiment to test what they need?

    Then read about  life cycle of a plant in the book: ‘The life of a flower’.

    Could you plant a bean or seed and make a diary of how it develops?
    While the sun is shining, can you go out and sketch one of the plants or flowers growing in your garden? Send me a picture of your sketch!

Look at this art work so far! Very creative, well done!

 

Computing
Following our work in class last half term, can you make a PowerPoint at home? You could either make it about Farms like we started in our lessons or about plants and your garden?
Email them to me when you finish it!

Percy   

Click here to watch Percy’s latest animation! Well done Percy! (and mum!)

 

 

PSHE

  • What is Harold up to?

    Remember Harold the giraffe from the Life Education Bus? Keep up to date with what he is getting up and keep yourself busy with his daily activities! Click here to find out!
    Charlie had a go at the Daffodil trick from Wednesday – well done Charlie! See his now blue daffodil!!

  • Yoga!
    Don’t forget to find time for relaxation. Perhaps you could show your family at home some of the moves we have learned to do with Tanya.

Termly project homework
Don’t forget about the lovely activities set as part of our termly project homework! One of which is to bake your own bread! Again, please email any photographs of the projects you have created!