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

To contact us during this period of school closure please e-mail Year2@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and we will get back to you.

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!

A surprise for Year 2! Click here to view!

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!

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!