Year 2

Please contact year2@gwps.org.uk for any work related queries. You can also email photos of your child's work.

Week Beginning 29th June

Week 12 Tasks

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 Year 2 WB 29.6.20.pdfDownload
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Monday - Punctuating Sentences

Green group - inverted commas for speech (speech marks)
We use speech marks in our writing to show when someone is speaking. For example...
"How are you today?" asked Miss Anderson. 
"Stop!" shouted the man.
"It's a lovely day today," said the girl.
The boy said, "I want an ice cream."
The punctuation (full stop, comma, exclamation mark or question mark) goes inside of the speech marks. Think of it like a jam sandwich, the jam goes on the inside otherwise it would get very messy!
Look at the PowerPoint below and this website to find out the different rules when using speech marks. Your task is to write 5 sentences with speech marks.
Yellow group - punctuating the end of a sentence
Read the sentences below. Do they need a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark? Write them out in your neatest handwriting and add the missing punctuation. As a challenge, you could write three of your own sentences (each ending with a different piece of punctuation).
Pink and blue group - missing capital letters and full stops
Sentences start with a capital letter and often end with a full stop. Capital letters are also used for the name of a person (Ben) or place (Washington). Read the sentences below. Are they missing any capital letters or full stops? Write them out in your neatest handwriting and add the missing punctuation.
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 Inverted Commas PowerPoint.pptDownload
 Pink and Blue Capital Letters and Full Stops.pdfDownload
 Yellow Punctuating Sentences.JPGDownload
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Monday - Spellings

Click on the links below to unscramble the words

Green

Yellow

Pink

Tuesday - Zog Retell
Watch Zog and then retell it in your own words. See if you can add more detail and make the story even better. There is a word mat attached below for examples of some of the words you could use. Remember in year 2 writing we use:
  • capital letters and full stops
  • conjunctions e.g. and, but, because, so, if
  • adjectives e.g. wonderful, fearsome, beautiful 
  • adverbs e.g. carefully, unfortunately, quickly, slowly
  • contractions e.g. couldn't, shouldn't, wouldn't 
  • time openers e.g. first, next, after that
  • ! and ?
  • possessive apostrophes e.g. Zog's nose
Green group challenge - use speech marks
Please send a photo of your child's writing to year2@gwps.org.uk
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 Zog Word Mat.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Plan Story

Plan your own story about Zog! What happens to him next? Where could he go on an adventure? Will he go with the princess? See the template below.

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 Adventure Story Plan Template.pdfDownload
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Thursday and Friday - Write Zog Story
Write your own Zog story. Remember to use a checklist to make sure you are using:
  • capital letters and full stops
  • conjunctions e.g. and, but, because, so, if
  • adjectives e.g. wonderful, fearsome, beautiful 
  • adverbs e.g. carefully, unfortunately, quickly, slowly
  • contractions e.g. couldn't, shouldn't, wouldn't 
  • time openers e.g. first, next, after that
  • ! and ?
  • possessive apostrophes e.g. Zog's nose
Green group challenge - use speech marks 

Monday - 10 More and 10 Less

There is a quick way to work out 10 more or less than a number. You need to focus on the tens column.

My number is 57.

10 more = 67

Look at the tens column. What has happened? It has increased by 1 but because this is in the tens column it means 1 ten which is the same as 10.

My number is 57.

10 less = 47

Look at the tens column. What has happened? It has decreased by 1 but because this is in the tens column it means 1 ten which is the same as 10.

Please watch the videos below.

10 Less

10 More

10 More (Crossing Hundreds Barrier)

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 10 More 10 Less.pdfDownload
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Tuesday - Times Tables

In year 2, we should know our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. First, practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s (both forwards and backwards). You can also play the games below to help you with your times tables.

 

Times Tables Games

 

 

Your task is to complete the Times Table Rock Stars battle. 2BM vs. 2MA. This battle starts at 9:30am on Tuesday 30th June and ends at 3:00pm on Friday 3rd July.

 

Good luck!

 

If you need your child’s login, please email year2@gwps.org.uk

Wednesday - Fact Families

Just like addition and subtraction, multiplication and division are related. If you are given three numbers, you can make two multiplications and two divisions. See below for an example…

2 5 10

2 x 5 = 10

5 x 2 = 10

10 ÷ 2 = 5

10 ÷ 5 = 2

Your task is to write down 4 calculations for each set of numbers (like above). Please watch the video below for help with this.

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 Fact Families.pdfDownload
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Thursday - Word Problems

Your task is to solve word problems involving multiplication and division. You will need to read the question then highlight/circle the important numbers and words. You need to decide if it is asking you to multiply or divide. Once you know, write out your calculation then solve it. Green group, you have a second step to solve. Please see the videos below for help with this.

Blue and pink video:

Yellow video:

Green video:

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 Multiplication and Division Word Problems.pdfDownload
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Friday - Lots of Biscuits

This investigation helps your child to understand division as sharing. Follow the problem step by step.

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 lots of biscuits.pdfDownload
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Monday - Science

Plants need a number of things to grow and stay alive. This week, we will be taking part in a cress investigation. You will need cress seeds, cotton wool and 4 plastic pots. Place the cotton wool at the bottom of each pot. Now sprinkle cress seeds on top of the cotton wool. You will put each pot in a different location. You will only need to water two of them. Your task is to monitor the growth of each pot over the week. You could take photos every day to show how they have grown. 

 

 

At the end of the week, you will need to record your results. Complete the table below. You could also send a photo of you holding the best growing cress pot to year2@gwps.org.uk

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 Cress Results Table.pdfDownload
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Tuesday - Reading

Green and yellow - read The Lion and the Mouse then answer the questions.

Pink and blue - read By the Stream (click here) then answer the questions below.

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 By the Stream Questions.pdfDownload
 The Lion and the Mouse.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Geography

Countries near the Equator have a warmer climate than those further away. Use a world map to locate the countries, identify the continent then decide if it has a hot, temperate or cold climate. There is a table to complete below. See the resources below for more information.

Climate Video

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 Climates.pdfDownload
 Hot and Cold Climates of the World.pptDownload
 Hot and Cold Countries.pptDownload
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Thursday - Computing

ScratchJr is a free app for children to develop their computing skills. Children can create their own interactive stories and games and can also modify and move their own characters. Watch the clip below to find out about the basics and explore making your own short stories. 

Friday - Art

Please look at the different examples of flower art below. You can choose one of these or think of your own idea. This activity links with our plants topic in science.

PE/Yoga

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 Gymnastic Balances.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 22nd June

Week 11 Tasks

We now have a year group email (year2@gwps.org.uk). In the timetable, we have asked you to send us photos of a specific piece of work. Mrs Murphy and Miss Anderson will look at this work in more detail and give feedback where necessary. You can also send in other pieces of work that your child is proud of. We can't wait to see more of the fantastic work going on at home!

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 Year 2 WB 22.6.20.pdfDownload
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Monday - Apostrophes

Apostrophes can be used for two reasons:

  • contracted words (I’m)
  • to show possession (Amy’s pen)

Green group – read the passages and add the missing apostrophes

Yellow group – tick the sentence that uses the apostrophe correctly

Pink group – match up the contractions 

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 Apostrophes for Contractions.pptDownload
 Green Apostrophes.pdfDownload
 Pink Apostrophes.pdfDownload
 Possessive Apostrophes PowerPoint.pptDownload
 Yellow Apostrophes.pdfDownload
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Monday - Spellings

Click below for the missing letters worksheets:

Green

Yellow

Pink

Tuesday - Features of Explanation Texts

This week we will be looking at explanation texts. We looked at this in school when we found out how ice cream is made! Can you remember what you need to include in an explanation text? Read the text about how frogs grow. We have highlighted the features of an explanation text for you. Create a key to show what each of these are. If you are stuck there is a checklist attached that you can use to match up to the highlighted parts. 

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 Explanation Text Key.pdfDownload
 Highlighted Frogs Explanation Text.pdfDownload
 Tuesday Checklist.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Plan

Watch the video about the life cycle of the butterfly. There is also a PowerPoint for you to read. Using the subheadings eggs, larva, pupa and adult butterfly to plan out your explanation text. Remember to note down any key information you might need tomorrow. You can use the attached plan or make your own!

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 Plan Template.pdfDownload
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Thursday/Friday - Write Explanation

Write your explanation text. Remember to think about what was included in the explanation text you looked at on Tuesday. Include some pictures alongside your writing to show the life cycle. There is a checklist and word mat attached to help you with your writing.

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 Butterfly Explanation Word Mat.pdfDownload
 Explanation Checklist.pdfDownload
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Monday - Odd and Even

Even numbers end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8

Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9

Please click on the links below for games linked to odd and even numbers.

Coconut Game

Maths Zone

Your task is to sort the numbers into odd and even. Please see below for worksheet.

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 Sorting Odd and Even.pdfDownload
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Tuesday - Inverse to Check Calculations

Inverse means the opposite.

The inverse of + is –

The inverse of – is +

You can use the inverse to check answers to calculations. See the videos below for help with this.

 

For when you have been given an addition (+) calculation to check:

For when you have been given a subtraction (-) calculation to check:

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 Inverse to Check Answers Mixed.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Inverse to Find Missing Numbers

Inverse means the opposite.

The inverse of + is –

The inverse of – is +

You can use the inverse to find missing numbers in calculations. See the videos below for help with this.

 

For when you have been given a subtraction (-) calculation with a missing number:

For when you have been given an addition (+) calculation with a missing number:

Please send a photo of your child’s work to year2@gwps.org.uk

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 Inverse to Find Missing Numbers Mixed.pdfDownload
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Thursday - Pyramids

In a pyramid, the two bottom bricks add up to the brick on top.

If you are missing the top brick, you will have to add the two bottom bricks to get the answer.

If you are missing one of the bottom bricks, you will have to subtract the other bottom brick from the top brick.

See the video below for help with this.

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 Green Pyramids.pdfDownload
 Yellow and Pink Pyramids.pdfDownload
 Blue Addition Pyramids.pdfDownload
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Friday - Magic Squares

In a magic square, all columns, rows and diagonals add up to the same number. This is what we call the magic number. Green group will have to work out their magic number first. Yellow, pink and blue group you have been given the magic number. See the video below for guidance on this task.

 

Yellow, pink and blue video:

Green video:

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 Green Magic Squares.jpgDownload
 Yellow Magic Squares.pdfDownload
 Pink and Blue Magic Squares.pdfDownload
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Monday - Science

Just like humans and animals, plants need a number of things to stay alive and healthy. Look at the PowerPoint and links below.

 

BBC Video

BBC Bitesize

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 Needs of a Plant.pptDownload
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Your task is to write a few sentences about each need. You could also include some drawings to go alongside your writing.

Tuesday - Reading

Read about how the seaside how changed over the years. Your task it to answer the questions about the text. This will also help you with tomorrow’s task.

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 History of Seaside Reading Comprehension.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - History

The seaside has changed a lot over the past 100 years. Using the resources below, you will learn about what the seaside was like in the early 1900s. Your task is to sort objects/activities into ‘then’, ‘now’ or ‘both’ (blue group just ‘then’ and ‘now’). Green and yellow group, you will have to think of your own words to add to your Venn diagram. Pink and blue group have pictures to sort.

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 Seaside Holidays Now and Then PowerPoint.pptDownload
 Green and Yellow Venn.pdfDownload
 Pink Sorting Activity.pdfDownload
 Blue Sorting Activity.pdfDownload
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Thursday - RE

Watch the video of Daniel and the Lions. Think about the message behind the story. Your task is to retell the story by drawing pictures in a comic book style (template found below).

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 Comic Strip Template.pdfDownload
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Friday - Art

Please look at the different examples of butterfly art below. You can choose one of these or think of your own butterfly idea. This activity links with the explanation text you have been writing in English.

PE/Yoga

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 Gymnastic Balances.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 15th June

Week 10 Tasks

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 Year 2 WB 15.6.20.pdfDownload
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Monday - Spellings

Practise writing your spellings in sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops as well as your neatest handwriting!

Monday - Suffixes

A suffix is a letter or group of letters that is added to the end of a root word. Suffixes include: -ment, -ful, -ness, -ly, -less, -ing, -ed and -s. When a suffix is added, the meaning of the root word changes. For example, by adding -ness to bright you get brightness. It also changes the word class.

bright (adjective) > brightness (noun)

 

Adding -ly changes an adjective into an adverb (slow > slowly).

 

Today you will focus on the -ed and -ing. There is a task and game for each suffix.

 

Please click here for more information.

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 Adding ed.pdfDownload
 ed board game.pdfDownload
 Adding ing.pdfDownload
 ing crossword.pdfDownload
 Suffixes PowerPoint.pptDownload
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Tuesday - Research

Today your task is to research beaches. You can find out…

  • What is a beach?
  • What can you do at the beach?
  • What animals can you find at the beach?

Please use the resources below to help you.

 

Coastal Habitats

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 The Seaside PowerPoint.pptDownload
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Wednesday - Information Report

Using your research from yesterday, you will write an information report about beaches. Please see the annotated example below – this will help you to structure your report. Focus on writing the introduction and the first sub-heading today (What is a beach?).

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 Beaches Fact File.pdfDownload
 Seaside Word Mat.pdfDownload
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Thursday - Continue Report

Using your research from Tuesday, you will continue your information report about beaches. Focus on writing the last two sub-headings…

 

What can you do at the beach?

 

What animals can you find at the beach?

Friday - Information Leaflet

Today you will use your work from this week to create an information leaflet about beaches. Remember to include some helpful information about what you can see and do there and include some colourful pictures! Please see an example below. There are also some templates if you want to use them.

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 Templates.pdfDownload
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Monday - Halves

Halving a number is the same as dividing into two equal groups. In year 2, we focus on halving even numbers. You can use your doubling knowledge to work out halves. For example, if you know double 8 is 16 then half of 16 is 8. The two operations are related. See below for more halving strategies.

 

Green group - halving numbers beyond 100

Yellow - halving numbers within 100

Pink and Blue - halving within 20

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 Green Halving.pdfDownload
 Yellow Halving.pdfDownload
 Pink and Blue Halving to 20.pdfDownload
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Tuesday - Fractions of Numbers

A fraction is an equal part of a whole. This can be a whole number, shape, pizza etc. You can find a fraction of a number by sharing objects or pictures. See the video below for guidance on how to do this.

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 Fractions of Numbers.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Word Problems

It is time to solve word problems involving fractions. These problems have been differentiated…

Green – 3-step

Yellow – 2-step

Pink – 1-step

Blue – 1-step

Green group – you will have to complete 3 calculation to get the final answer. Yellow group you will have to complete 2 calculations. The first step will always be finding a fraction of a number. The second/third steps will be adding or subtracting. See the video below for help with this.

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 Fraction Word Problems.pdfDownload
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Thursday - Counting in Fractions

Just like numbers, we can count in fractions. For example…

0

½

1 ½

2

2 ½

3

You should be able to spot a pattern. Your task is to count in halves, quarters and thirds by adding in the missing fractions.

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 Counting in Fractions.pdfDownload
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Friday - Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent fractions are fractions that are the same. It is very important that the fractions are based on the same sized whole. There are different ways to find out equivalent fractions. See the videos below for the different strategies.

Blue group – noticing the equivalence between ½ and 2/4

Pink - fraction strips/bars

Yellow - fraction wheels

Green - multiplying

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 Green Equivalent Fractions.JPGDownload
 Yellow Equivalent Fractions.JPGDownload
 Pink Equivalent Fractions.JPGDownload
 Blue Equivalent Fractions.JPGDownload
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Monday - Survival Kit

A habitat is the home of a living thing. Animals live in different habitats around the world. Today you will focus on the polar and desert habitats. Use the resources provided to find out what each habitat is like. Your task is to make a survival kit for one (or both if you wish) habitat. You need to think about what you would need to take to survive. You can do this practically by packing a bag full of essential items or you can draw what you would pack.

 

Polar habitat:

BBC Bitesize

WWF

 

Desert habitat:

BBC Bitesize

WWF

Tuesday - Journey to Antarctica

Read about Bransfield’s journey to Antarctica. Think about what he would have needed to take with him (clothes, food, scientific equipment). Use the website provided to explore the wildlife he may have encountered on his journey. Using the information you have gathered, your task is to write a diary entry from Bransfield’s perspective. Remember to describe what Antarctica is like. Don’t forget to write about the animals too! More details can be found in the document below (pages 9-10).

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 Science Booklet.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Surviving Antarctica

Antarctica is a very cold place! Your task is to design an outfit to keep you warm. First you will need to find out which material will keep you the warmest! You can use different materials found in your house (cotton wool, cling film, tin foil, fabric, bubble wrap etc.). You will need to pour warm water into beakers/bottles then wrap them up in the materials. Store them in the fridge/freezer for an hour then measure the temperature of the water in each beaker/bottle. Which one stayed the warmest? Full instructions can be found in the document below (page 11).

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 Science Booklet.pdfDownload
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Thursday - Comparing Penguins

There are lots of different types of penguins. Use the PowerPoint provided to find out more about each type. Your task is to use a Venn diagram to compare a Galápagos penguin with an emperor penguin. Focus on their habitat, appearance and how they are suited to living in their habitat. A list of resources can be found below along with a Venn diagram template.

 

Emperor penguins:

Nat Geo Kids

Galápagos penguins:

WWF

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 Penguin Diversity Quiz.pptDownload
 Penguin Diversity.pptDownload
 Venn.pdfDownload
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Friday - Ark Building

The animals of Antarctica need your help! They need rescuing! Can you build a model boat to sail to Antarctica? You can use resources you have at home. You need to try and make it really strong so it can hold as many animals as possible. You can test how strong your boat is by adding objects (marbles, pennies etc.) to the boat. How many can it hold before it starts to sink? See some examples below.

PE

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 Gymnastic Jumps Leaps and Turns.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 8th June

Week 9 Tasks

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 Year 2 WB 8.6.20.pdfDownload
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Monday - Spellings

Practise writing your spellings in sentences. Remember to use capital letters and full stops as well as your neatest handwriting!

Monday - Compound Words

Compound words are formed when two or more words are joined together to create a new word that has an entirely new meaning. For example, 'sun' and 'flower' are two different words, but when joined together, they form the word 'sunflower'.
Click here for for information.
Please see activities below.
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 Compound Words Green.pdfDownload
 Compound Words Yellow.pdfDownload
 Compound Words Pink and Blue.pdfDownload
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Tuesday - Bright Stanley

Listen to Bright Stanley then retell it in your own words. See if you can make the story even better. Please find a word mat below. 

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 Bright Stanley Word Mat.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Comprehension Questions

Answer the questions based on Bright Stanley (green and yellow group).

Answer the questions based on Plants for Dinner (pink and blue group). Click here to read the story.

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 Green and Yellow - Bright Stanley Questions.pdfDownload
 Pink and Blue - Plants for Dinner Questions.pdfDownload
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Thursday - Plan Story

Can you plan your own under the sea story based on the pictures below? You can make it as fun as you like! Use the planning template attached. Remember to include key words and pictures to help you write the story tomorrow.

 

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 Story Plan Template.pdfDownload
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Friday - Write Story

Time to write your under the sea story! Use your plan from yesterday to help you. Remember to include...
  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • ! and ?
  • Adjectives (bright, sneaky, wonderful, clever)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, carefully, happily, quickly)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, wouldn't)
  • Time openers first, next, after, then, finally)
  • Possessive apostrophes (Stanley's friends, the shark's teeth)
  • Challenge: commas in a list

Monday - Number Bonds

Number bonds are pairs of numbers that total a given number. Please see activities below.

 

Green – to 10, 20 & 100

Yellow – to 20

Pink – to 20

Blue group – to 10

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 Green Bonds to 10 20 and 100.pdfDownload
 Yellow Bonds to 20.pdfDownload
 Pink Bonds to 20.pdfDownload
 Blue Bonds to 10.pdfDownload
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Shape Resources

Below you will find a list of useful resources all linked to shape. These should help you with this week's maths work.

2D Shapes

3D Shapes

Properties of 3D Shapes

Shape Videos

Shape Games

Tuesday - 2D Shapes

Can you remember the names of the 2D shapes? Listen to this song then test your knowledge using the quiz below. After this, go on a shape hunt around your house and try and find at least one of each shape on the worksheet. Use these shapes to help you identify their properties. You will need to know how many sides (curved and straight) and vertices each shape has. There is a video below to explain what these mean.

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 2D Shape Quiz.pptDownload
 2D Shape Properties Table Green Yellow.pdfDownload
 2D Shape Properties Table Pink.pdfDownload
 2D Shape Properties Table Blue.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - 3D Shapes

Can you remember the names of the 3D shapes? Listen to this song then test your knowledge using the quiz below. After this, go on a shape hunt around your house and try and find at least one of each shape on the worksheet. Use these shapes to help you identify their properties. You will need to know how many faces, vertices and edges each shape has. There is a video below to explain what these mean.

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 3D Shape Quiz.pptDownload
 3D Shape Properties Table Green.pdfDownload
 3D Shape Properties Table Yellow.pdfDownload
 3D Shape Properties Table Pink.pdfDownload
 3D Shape Properties Table Blue.pdfDownload
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Thursday - 2D Shapes on 3D Shapes

All 3D shapes are made up of 2D shapes on their surface. Using the shapes you found yesterday, look at the faces more closely. Which 2D shapes can you see? How many can you see?

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 2D in 3D Green.pdfDownload
 2D in 3D Yellow.pdfDownload
 2D in 3D Pink.pdfDownload
 2D in 3D Blue.pdfDownload
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Friday - Sorting 3D Shapes

Look back at your work from Wednesday. Look at the number of vertices and edges. Your task is to sort the shapes into a Carroll diagram. Remember...

0 2 4 6 8 even

1 3 5 7 9 odd

Please see the video below to help you with this task.

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 CARROLL DIAGRAM.pdfDownload
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Monday - Science

Just like humans, plants have different parts. They all have a different job to do to keep the plant alive and healthy. Click below for some useful resources.

Video

KS1 Plants

Your task is to label a plant with the correct vocabulary. As an extra challenge, you can write a sentence about its function.

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 Label Plant.pdfDownload
 Parts of a Plant Powerpoint.pptDownload
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Below are some useful videos all linked to coasts. This should help you with Tuesday and Wednesday's geography lessons.

A Visit to Poole Harbour

Erosion

Tuesday - Geography

A coast is where the land meets the sea. Some coasts have beaches but some don’t! A coast is full of different features, some made by humans and some made by nature. Your task is to name the features then sort them into human or physical.

 

Look at the photographs below. Think about...

What is it?

Is it a human or physical feature?

 

Can you think of anything else that you might find at the seaside? Add your ideas to your sheet.

 

What about a rock pool? Is it human or physical?

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 Human or Physical Seaside Features task.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Geography

Today we are going to focus on three different features:

  • lighthouses
  • harbours
  • caves

It will be useful to write down any key words (guide ships, boats, waves etc.) to help you. Your task is to write a few sentences about each feature. Think about...

  • Is it human or physical?
  • If it is a human feature, why was it built? What is its purpose?
  • If it is a physical feature, how was it created?

If you want to make your sentences even better, you could research and find out your own facts. Looking at Roker Lighthouse might be a nice idea!

Thursday - Computing

ScratchJr is a free app for children to develop their computing skills. Children can create their own interactive stories and games and can also modify and move their own characters. Watch the clip below to find out about the basics and explore making your own short stories. 

Friday - Art

It's time to get creative! Look at the examples of seaside art below. Will you choose one or think of your own idea?

Week Beginning 1st June

Week 8 Tasks

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 Year 2 WB 1.6.20.pdfDownload
 PE Plan WB 1.6.20.pdfDownload
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Ingredients for Anzac Biscuits

We thought we would attach what you need to make Anzac biscuits. Hopefully this will give you all week to gather the ingredients!

Monday - Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same but have a different spelling and a different meaning (see and sea, for example). Today we will focus on:

  • there, their and they’re
  • to, too and two

Click here for videos that explain the homophones. There are also games and quizzes. Se below for activities for you to complete.

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 Homophones .pptDownload
 There Their and They're.pdfDownload
 To Two and Too.pdfDownload
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Monday - Spellings

 

Green group - rewrite your spellings in a sentence (Megan's eyes were blue.)

Yellow group - click here to unscramble the words

Pink group - click here to unscramble the words

Tuesday - The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Listen to The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch then retell it in your own words. See if you can make the story even better. Please find a word mat below. There is also a reading comprehension you can complete to show how much you remember from the story.

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 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch Word Mat.pdfDownload
 The Ligthhouse Keeper's Lunch Comprehension.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Diary Entry

Write a diary from the point of view of Mr Grinling. If you are struggling with what to include in your diary, we have attached a helpful list and an example below.

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Thursday - Plan Story

Plan your own story about what could happen next to Fred, Tom and Bert (the seagulls). What happens to them next? Where could they go? Will the new fisherman stop them from eating their lunch somehow? See template below.

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Friday - Write Story

Using your plan from yesterday, write your own Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch inspired story! Remember to include lots of detail about your characters and their adventure. You could even include some lovely drawings alongside your writing.

Monday - Doubles

Doubling is the same as multiplying by two. It is really helpful if you know doubles to 10 off by heart.

 

Pink/Blue Group - You could draw a circle then split it in half. If you are working out double 8, draw 8 dots on one side and 8 on the other side (like a ladybird). If you count all of the dots, this will tell you the answer. See below for example...

 

Yellow Group - For numbers bigger than 20, you could double the tens then double the ones to get your answer. This strategy only works if you have less than 5 ones. See below for example...

 

Green group - For numbers bigger than 20, you could double the tens then double the ones to get your answer. With numbers with 5 or more ones, the answer will cross a ten so you have to add the answers together. See below for example...

 

Double 30 is 60

Double 7 is 14

60 + 14 = 74

Double 37 is 74

Click here for a game to help you practise doubling. See below for activities.

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Tuesday - Left and Right

Click here to practise left/right. See below for activities.

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Turning

Click here to find out more about clockwise and anti-clockwise.

 

When you are turning, you can do a number of turns. Please see list below...

  • quarter turn
  • half turn
  • three-quarter turn
  • full turn

It is helpful to imagine a circle drawn on the ground that has been split into quarters (like a pizza) and you are in the centre point.

 

  • If you do a quarter turn, you have turned through one slice of pizza.
  • If you do a half turn, you have turned through two slices of pizza.
  • If you do a three-quarter turn, you have turned through three slices of pizza.
  • If you do a full turn, you have turned through four slices of pizza and you are back to where you started.

See the pictures below - these might help you!

Wednesday - Turning Clockwise

Choose 6 of your favourite toys and number them from 1-6. Use the questions below to turn them clockwise. The poster below will help you. Which toys end up facing the same way? 

 

  1. Turn toy a full turn clockwise.
  2. Turn toy a three-quarter turn clockwise.
  3. Turn toy a full turn clockwise.
  4. Turn toy a half turn clockwise.
  5. Turn toy a quarter turn clockwise.
  6. Turn toy a three-quarter turn clockwise.
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Thursday - Turning Anti-Clockwise

Choose 6 of your favourite toys and number them from 1-6. Use the questions below to turn them anti-clockwise. The poster below will help you. Which toys end up facing the same way? 

 

  1. Turn toy a half turn anti-clockwise.
  2. Turn toy a three-quarter turn anti -clockwise.
  3. Turn toy a full turn anti-clockwise.
  4. Turn toy a half turn anti-clockwise.
  5. Turn toy a three-quarter turn anti-clockwise.
  6. Turn toy a quarter turn anti-clockwise.
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Turning Examples

Watch the video below to see Mrs Murphy go through some examples of clockwise and anti-clockwise turning. We hope this helps!

Friday - Pirate's Map

See questions below (answers also included).

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Monday - Investigating Australia

Where is Australia? What is it like there? How long would it take to get there? You may have questions of your own. Today is your opportunity to find out as much as you can about Australia. We want you to locate Australia on a map, and then use Google Earth to investigate famous landmarks (find list below). As an extra challenge, you can research them and write down any interesting facts you find.

If you are still curious, you can look at animals that are native to Australia. You can find out about their habitat, diet and appearance. Here is a list of animals you could research...

  • Kangaroo
  • Echidna
  • Box Jellyfish
  • Crocodile
  • Duck-billed Platypus
  • Koala
  • Kookaburra
  • Lizard
  • Possum
  • Shark
  • Funnel Web Spider
  • Wombat
  • Dingo
  • Emu
  • Wallaby

Please find some useful resources below.

BBC Bitesize

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Tuesday - Comparing Life In England and Australia

How different is my life to a child living in Australia? Watch this video that compares the lives of children living in Northern England and Northern Australia. It looks at weather, the children’s aspirations and hobbies, the food that they eat, and the wildlife they encounter. To illustrate the similarities and differences, you will be asked to create a Venn diagram (template below). Remember, the similarities go in the middle (where the circles cross over) and the differences go in the outside parts.

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Wednesday - Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal people live in Australia. They have been living in Australia for over 40,000 years. This makes them one of the oldest cultures in the world. Aboriginal art comes in three different styles. Click here to watch a video about Aboriginal wildlife paintings. We will be looking at dot paintings typically found in Central Australia. Look at the examples below and have a go at creating your own! Cotton buds are quite useful for this activity.

Below are some fun ideas for you to try at home.

Here are some templates that you might want to use.

Take a look at Miss Rose's fantastic dot painting!

Thursday - Didgeridoos

A didgeridoo is an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument in the form of a long wooden tube, traditionally made from a hollow branch. It is blown into to produce a deep sound. Watch this video to find out how they are made. Now it is your turn to make a didgeridoo! Follow the instructions below.

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Friday - Anzac Biscuits

Anzac is a sweet biscuit associated with Australia and New Zealand. Find the recipe below and try making your own!

 

Week Beginning 18th May

Week 7 Tasks

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Monday - Punctuating Sentences

Read the sentences below. Do they need a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark? Write them out in your neatest handwriting and add the missing punctuation.

 

Monday - This Week's Spellings

Click here for the missing letters worksheets.

Tuesday - Mr Bump

Can you retell Mr Bump in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)
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Wednesday - Little Miss Bossy

Can you retell Little Miss Bossy in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)
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Thursday - Design Character

Create your own Mr Men or Little Miss character and think of their own adventure. Remember, in the books their personality is often a big part of the story! You need to think about … 
  • What is their name?
  • What is their personality like?
  • Are they friendly or unfriendly? Does that change in the story?
  • Where could you go on an adventure? 
  • Will your story include any of the Mr Men or Little Miss characters from the books?
Click here for a template. See below for some ideas.
 

Friday - Write Story

Using your plan from yesterday, write your own Roger Hargreaves inspired story! Remember to include lots of detail about your character and a fun adventure. You could even include some lovely drawings alongside your writing. 

Money Resources

 

Click here for lots of fun games involving money.

Monday - Make Amounts

Click here to play a coins game. You can order, sort or count coins. This will help you to remember the different coins we have and how much they are worth.

Can you make an amount using coins?

For example, you could make 25p using:

20p + 5p

Try and challenge yourself and make it using the least amount of coins possible. It might help if you write down a list of the coins/notes we have.

Green - amounts within £5

Yellow - amounts within £1

Pink -  amounts within 50p

Blue - amounts within 20p

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Click here to play a game to practise this skill.

Tuesday - Make Amounts In Different Ways

Can you make an amount in two different ways?

For example, you could make 60p using:

50p + 10p

or

20p + 20p + 20p

 

Green - amounts within £5

Yellow - amounts within £1

Pink -  amounts within 50p

Blue - amounts within 20p

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Wednesday - Adding Money

Please find the price lists for George Washington Supermarket.

Green - £ and p

Yellow - within 100p

Pink - within 50p

Blue - within 20p

Choose the colour most suitable for your child.

 

Every time you visit the supermarket you buy two items. You can choose your own items to buy or click here for ready made questions. Once you have your items you need to work out the total cost by adding the amounts. Rememer to use your tens and ones to help you.

Thursday - Calculating Change

Using the price lists found above, you need to work out how much change you would get if you bought each item separately.

Green - change from £5

Yellow - change from £1 (may be easier to explain this is the same as 100p)

Pink - change from 50p

Blue - change from 20p

 

When working out change, it is better to count on on a number line. Start with the price of the item then jump up to how much money you have got. Finally, count the jumps to get your answer. Please find an example below.

 

I have £1 (100p) to spend and I buy a pineapple (37p).

 

 

Try and work out the change for every item in the George Washington Supermarket. There are 7 items.

 

Click here to play a game to practise this skill.

Friday - Problem Solving

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Monday - Joy of Moving Home School Festival

Get involved in lots of fun games and activities this afternoon. Share your photos on Facebook using #JOMHomeFestival and tagging @safcfol. The resource pack can be found on this website under school closures > general.

 

Art Week - Vincent van Gogh 

Tuesday

Research Van Gogh. Can you find 5 facts about him? Look at his famous artwork. Which is your favourite? Which is your least favourite? Do you like Van Gogh’s style?

Focus on Van Gogh's Chair. Describe the painting and tell your adult what you think about it.

Wednesday

Make your own version of Van Gogh's Chair using anything you like.

Thursday

Can you create a picture of a piece of furniture in your house in the same style of Van Gogh? This could be a table or a sofa etc. Be as creative as you like!

Friday

Think about your favourite painting from Monday. Now it is your turn to recreate it! For some ideas, please see below.

Week Beginning 11th May

Week 6 Tasks

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Monday - Commas in a List

Commas can be used to separate items in a list. A comma gives the read time for a breath.

 

Ben bought a book, pencil, rubber and ruler.

 

The items are separated by a comma. Before the last item in the list, you use 'and' instead of a comma.

 

Task 1: Rewrite these sentences but add the missing commas.

 

 

Task 2: Write your own sentences about buying these items...

 

 

Example:

I bought milk, eggs, bread and pasta when I went to the supermarket.

Monday - This Week's Spellings

Click here for the word searches.

Tuesday - The Crocodile Under The Bed

Draw your own pictures to help you remember what happened in the story. This will help you to retell the story. You could use one of these templates or a blank sheet of paper.

Wednesday - Retell Story

Can you retell The Crocodile Under The Bed in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

Click on the link below for a word mat to help you.

Retell Word Mat

Thursday - Plan Your Own Story

Plan your own story inspired by The Crocodile Under The Bed. Think about...

  • What animal could you find under the bed?
  • Where could you go on an adventure?
  • How could you get there?

Click here for a template.

Friday - Write Your Own Story

Can you write your own story based on your plan from yesterday? You can make it as fun as you like! When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (horrible, disgusting, clever, sneaky)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

Monday - Time

Use this interactive clock to practise telling the time. Times to focus on...

  • o'clock
  • half past
  • quarter past
  • quarter to

If your child can do all of the above, challenge them with 5-minute intervals. Start with past the hour then move onto to the hour.

 

 

Here are a few games your child can play to practise telling the time...

 

Hickory, Dickory, Clock

Telling the Time in Words

Matching Pairs (choose analogue to analogue or analogue to words)

 

Tuesday - Length/Height

We can measure the length or height of an object in either centimetres (cm) or metres (m). A centimetre is smaller than a metre. There are 100cm in 1m. Do you think you are taller than 1m? Ask your adult if they have a tape measure to measure your height.

Task 1: Find objects around the home. Which would you measure in cm? Which would you measure in m? Sort into two groups.

 

Task 2: Click here to play a game linked to measuring with a cm ruler. Start with level 1 (whole cm) then move to level 2 if you want a challenge (half cm).

Wednesday - Mass

We can measure the mass of an object in either grams (g) or kilograms (kg). A gram is smaller than kilogram. There are 1,000g in 1kg. Do you think you are heavier than 10kg? Ask your adult if they have scales to measure how much you weigh.

 

Task 1: Collect a variety of objects from the kitchen (bag of pasta, bag of flour, tin of beans). Order them from lightest to heaviest without looking at the mass printed on the label. After you have ordered them, check the labels. Were you correct? You could take before and after photos to show your order and then the correct order.

 

Task 2: Click on the links below to play games linked to reading scales to measure mass. 

 

Mostly Postie (Select answer in steps of 10 - the children will be able to count in 10s to get the answer. If your child finds this easy, try some of the other options.)

Reading Scales Mass (You can change the scale. Start with a scale of 2 - see picture below.)

 

Thursday - Volume

There are 55ml of water in a jug. Jen adds another 35ml. How much is in the jug now?

The key word in this word problem is adds. This tells you what you need to do with the key numbers.

55ml + 35ml =

 

How would we solve the above calculation? Follow these steps...

  1. Draw the tens and ones for both numbers.

 

     2. Count the ones. If you count to 10, cross them out and swap them for a ten rod (see in blue).

 

 

     3. Now count the tens and ones. Write your answers below so you don't forget (see in pink).

 

 

 55ml + 35ml = 90ml

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Friday - Capacity

Gather different sized containers/bottles. Estimate how much you think each container/bottle will hold. Measure the capacity with a measuring jug. You could record your estimates and measurements in a table like the one below.

 

Monday - Science

Tuesday - RE

Click here to find out more about the story of the Passover.

Jews celebrate their escape from Egypt at the Passover festival where they eat a special meal on a Seder plate. Research the special foods on a Seder plate and why they are important. The document below is full of information about the Seder plate. 

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Design and label your own special meal that you would have if you were celebrating.

Wednesday - Geography

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Thursday - Reading

Answer the questions based on The Ant and The Grasshopper. Choose the level (number of stars) most suitable for your child.

Answer the questions based on Painting the Loft (blue group). Click here to read the story.

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Friday - Art

Rainbows can be seen everywhere! They have been used as symbol of support for workers of the NHS.

Make your own 3D rainbow. You will need glue, scissors, coloured paper (or plain paper and colouring pens/pencils), and cotton wool. 

  1. Cut out two circles of paper.
  2. Cut out strips of coloured paper.
  3. Stick one end of the coloured paper on one circle.
  4. Bend the strip of paper to make a rainbow shape then stick the end on the other circle.
  5. Repeat this with all of the colours of the rainbow.
  6. Stick cotton wool around the coloured paper for the clouds.

PE

Exercise challenges:

Look out for Miss Garthwaite's videos on the school's Facebook page. She will show you how to do each exercise. Can you beat her scores?

 

Record your score every time you do the challenges. Does it improve over the week?

Week Beginning 4th May

Week 5 Tasks

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Monday - Adverbs and Adjectives

Adverbs and adjectives are describing words. 

An adverb describes a verb (a doing word) - The man was running slowly.

An adjective describes a noun (a person, place or thing) - The old man was running.

 

See below for some activities linked to adjectives and adverbs.

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 Adjectives .pdfDownload
 Adverbs Powerpoint.pptxDownload
 Sorting Verbs and Adverbs.pdfDownload
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Monday - This Week's Spellings

Tuesday - Features of Information Reports

An information report is a text which isn't written in time order. They are normally non-fiction texts which give information on a particular subject or event, without referring to the order in which things happen.

 

Look at the examples. Make a list of things that you notice in all of them. Think about...
What is the same?
Is there anything that is different?
What do you think you need to include in a report?
Make a personal checklist ready for you to use when you write your own report. 
Example included if unsure.
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 Beaches Report.pdfDownload
 Houses and Homes Report.pdfDownload
 Pirate Report.pdfDownload
 Example Report Checklist.pdfDownload
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Wednesday - Research

Research animals that hibernate. 
Things to find out:
  • What is hibernation?
  • Why do animals hibernate?
  • How do animals prepare for hibernation?
  • Which animals hibernate? Where do they hibernate? When? How?

Thursday - Writing Your Report

Using your own research, write your own information report on animals that hibernate. Remember to use the checklist found above. 

Click here for a word mat.

Monday - Equal Groups

Remember for multiplication and division, the groups must be equal. This means there must be the same amount in each group. Which group below is the odd one out? Can you explain why to your adult?

 

                                               ooo           ooo          ooo         oo         ooo        ooo        ooo

 

Answer: the fourth group along is the odd one out because it only has 2 circles in it. The other groups have 3 circles.

 

Have a go at the activities below.

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Tuesday - Number Sentences

With your adult...

  1. Count in 2s up to 30
  2. Count in 10s up to 100
  3. Count in 5s up to 100

6 x 5 =

How would you solve this calculation? Remember to use your fingers to help!

Put 6 fingers up and count in 5s. What did you count to? That is your answer! (30)

 

70 ÷ 10 = 

How would you solve this calculation? Remember to use your fingers to help!

Count in 10s until you get to 70. How many fingers are up? (7)

 

Now have a go at some of these games to help practise your multiplication and division...

Games

 

Can you solve the problem below?

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Wednesday - Sharing Investigation

How many different ways can you share 10 sweets equally? The groups need to be the same. Remember to start with 1 person then move to 2, then 3 etc. This is called working systematically.

 

1 child could have 10 sweets

2 children could have 5 sweets each

3 does not work because the groups are unequal

4 does not work because the groups are unequal

5 children could have 2 sweets each

6 does not work because the groups are unequal 

7 does not work because the groups are unequal 

8 does not work because the groups are unequal 

9 does not work because the groups are unequal 

10 children could have 1 sweet each

This means 10 sweets can be shared equally in four different ways.

 

Now it is your turn...

How many different ways can you share 24 sweets equally? You could use marbles, counters, pasta shells etc. to share out.

Thursday - Word Problems

In a car park, there are 5 cars with 2 people in each car. How many people are there altogether?

How would you solve this?

You could put 5 fingers up and count in 2s. If you are unsure, you could draw pictures to help you. See an example below.

There are 10 people altogether (5 x 2 = 10)

Two cars leave the car park. How many people are left?

There are 6 people left in the car park (10 - 4 = 6)

This is what we call a two-step word problem because we had to do two calculations to get the final answer. Only the green group questions will involve two-step word problems. Yellow and pink/blue group questions are one-step.

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Monday - VE Day

Please click here to watch a video explaining what VE Day is and why we celebrate it.   


Below are some examples of VE Day posters.

 

Can you design your own poster? Think about what colours to use.

Tuesday - RE

This term we are looking at how Jews show their beliefs. Watch this video about the birth of Moses to the Jews' escape from Egypt.

Wednesday - VE Day

May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but this year it will be put back to Friday 8th May 2020. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.
 
World War 2 affected a lot of people's lives, including children. Research the answers to these questions to find out what life was like for children during that time.
 
  1. When did WW2 take place?
  2. Who was involved in WW2?
  3. Why did some children have to leave their families?
  4. Where were the children sent?
  5. How were children affected by the war?

 

Here are some useful websites:

 

Thursday - Anderson Shelters

What is an Anderson shelter? What were they used for? Click here to find out more.

 

Can you build a model of an Anderson shelter? See below for some ideas. Please share your models with us by sending them to the school's Facebook page.

Week Beginning 27th April

Week 4 Tasks

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Possessive Apostrophe

As well as for contractions, we can use an apostrophe to show ownership. Parents please click here if you are unsure.

 

the book that belongs to the girl - the girl's book

the pen that belongs to the boy - the boy's pen

the rubber that belongs to Sam - Sam's rubber

 

Please see above for some examples. We add 's after the owner of the object (girl, boy, Sam).

 

When the owner ends in an s, we only add the apostrophe. See below for some examples...

 

the toy that belongs to James - James' toy

the coat that belongs to Thomas - Thomas' coat

 

See below for some activities linked to possessive apostrophes.

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This Week's Spellings

Recount

What have you been up to since school closed? What exciting activities have you done? Have you spent lots of time with your family? What did you do in the Easter holidays? We'd love to hear what you have all been up to! 

Recount Word Mat

Descriptions

Task 1: read the descriptions and draw a picture to match

Task 2: write a description to match the picture

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Story Writing

Can you write your own story based on the pictures below? You can make it as fun as you like! When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (horrible, disgusting, clever, sneaky)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

The Smartest Giant in Town

Storyboard

Draw your own pictures to help you remember what happened in the story. This will help you to retell the story. You could use one of these templates or a blank sheet of paper.

Retell The Story

Can you retell The Smartest Giant in Town in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

Click on the link below for a word mat to help you.

Retell Word Mat

Comprehension Questions

Answer the questions based on The Smartest Giant in Town (yellow, green and pink group).

Answer the questions based on No Tricks, Gran! (blue group). Click here to read the story.

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Pictograms

A pictogram uses pictures to present data. Click here to find out more. The pictures can be worth different amounts (1 picture may represent 2 children).

How many more...? questions are asking you to find the difference between two things. Please see below for an example...

 

How many more children like bananas than grapes?

We have added some pictograms and questions for you to answer. The pictures are worth a different amount on each pictogram.

Blue group - scale of 1

Pink group - scale of 2 

Yellow group - scale of 2

Green group - scale of 10

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Block Diagrams

A block diagram uses blocks to present data. The blocks can be worth different amounts (1 block may represent 2 children).

 

Remember...

How many more...? questions are asking you to find the difference between two things. Please see above for an example.

 

We have added some block diagrams and questions for you to answer. The pictures are worth a different amount on each block diagram.

Blue group - scale of 1

Pink group - scale of 2 

Yellow group - scale of 5

Green group - scale of 3

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Tables

A table uses numbers to present data. We have added some tables and questions for you to answer. 

Blue and Pink group - three days 

Yellow and Green group - five days

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Collecting Data

Please watch this video about handling data and presenting data.

 

Now it is your turn to collect your own data! You can use one of the options below or you can choose your own.

 

What is your favourite colour?

What is your favourite season?

Who is your favourite Disney princess?

Who is your favourite superhero?

You can ask the people who live in your house. You can also ring other family members (with your adult) to find out their answer. The more people, the more data! You can record your answers using a tally (see below for an example).

 

Presenting Data

Now it is time to present your data! You can choose to do a pictogram, block diagram or table. You may want to do something creative in the garden. See below for some examples.

Human and Physical Features

When out on your daily walk, how many different features can you spot? Are they human or physical?

Human feature - made by a human (car, bin etc.)

Physical feature - made by nature (tree, grass etc.)

Science

Please click the link below to find out about absorbent materials.

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Which material is the most absorbent?

 

For this investigation you will need:

  • 5 different materials (You could use fabric (an old sock), a plastic bag, cotton wool, newspaper and a sponge). Try and make the materials the same size to make it a fair test.
  • a timer/stopwatch (20 seconds)
  • a bowl of water
  • five separate glasses/cups

Method:

  1. Place the material in the bowl of water.
  2. Time this for 20 seconds.
  3. Remove the material from the bowl of water.
  4. Squeeze the water out of the material into a glass.
  5. Repeat this for the other four materials.
  6. Look at the five glasses and compare the volume of water.

Can you explain to your adult which material was the most/least absorbent and how you know?

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Can you design and make your own kite? You can use as many or as little resources you like. The kite can be any shape, colour or size. It is totally up to you.

 

Task 1: design your kite (draw and label your kite, list the materials you will need)

Task 2: make your kite 

 

We would love to see photos of you flying your kite. Please send them to the school's Facebook page.

 

Good luck!

PE

Exercise challenges:

How many star jumps can do you in 1 minute?

How many sit ups can do you in 1 minute?

How many press ups can do you in 1 minute?

How many burpees can do you in 1 minute?

How many high knees can do you in 1 minute?

 

Record your score every time you do the challenges. Does it improve over the week?

Week Beginning 20th April

Welcome back!

We hope you have had a lovely Easter break, filled with lots of love, laughter and chocolate.

We have added new tasks for this week. Hopefully they will keep you busy.

We are missing you all lots. We can't wait to see you again.

Lots of love,

Mrs Murphy, Miss Anderson and Miss Rose x

Week 3 Tasks

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Contractions

Parents please click here for advice on contractions if you're unsure.

Here are some useful resources for the children.

Contractions Song

BBC Bitesize

Matching Game

 

Now write ten sentences with contractions in them. Don't forget to use an apostrophe!

  1. didn't 
  2. wouldn't
  3. couldn't
  4. I'll
  5. hasn't
  6. wasn't 
  7. shouldn't
  8. she'll
  9. it'll 
  10. won't

This Week's Spellings

Year 2 Spellings

Please see below for spellings that children can be practising at home. These are additional to the weekly spellings found above.

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The Highway Rat

Rat Description

Can you write some sentences to describe the Highway Rat? You need to include lots of descriptive words (adjectives and adverbs) about what the rat is like (character) and where he lives (setting). Remember to think about...

  • appearance
  • behaviour
  • personality

Click on the link below for a word mat to help you.

Description Word Mat

Story Map

Draw your own pictures to help you remember what happened in the story. This will help you to retell the story. You could use this template or a blank sheet of paper.

Retell The Story

Can you retell The Highway Rat in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

Click on the link below for a word mat to help you.

Retell Word Mat

Write Your Own Version

Now it's your turn to be an author! Can you write your own story about the Highway Rat? What mischief will he get up to? Be as imaginative as you can!

Comprehension Questions

Answer the questions based on The Highway Rat.

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Addition Facts

Fill in the missing numbers. You can solve the questions in your head, using your fingers or using objects you have at home (marbles, counters, pencils etc.).

 

Blue star questions - within 10

Yellow star questions - within 20

Green star questions - within 100

 

Have a go at all three colours if you're up for a challenge!

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Subtraction Facts

You can solve the questions in your head, using your fingers or using objects you have at home (marbles, counters, pencils etc.).

 

Blue star questions - within 10

Yellow star questions - within 20

Green star questions - within 100

 

Have a go at all three colours if you're up for a challenge!

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Countdown

How close can you get to the yellow target number by using the blue numbers? You are only allowed to use the blue numbers once. You can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers.

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Counting Patterns

It is important to practise counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s. Practice makes perfect! Click this link for a counting game.

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Problem Solving

Play this game to remind you about the place value of 2-digit numbers.

Now can you solve these problems? Can you explain to your adult how/why?

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The Great Fire of London

This week, we will be learning about The Great Fire of London.
Task 1 :
Research the Great Fire of London. Answer these questions:
What was the Great Fire of London?
When did it happen?
Where did it happen?
How long did it go on for?
Why did it last for as long as it did?
Was it an important event in history? Why?
Links to helpful resources:
Task 2:
Create a fact file/poster about the Great Fire of London.

Earth Day Art

On Wednesday 22nd April, it is Earth Day. To celebrate, we want you to create artwork based on nature. This could be using natural materials (leaves, sticks) or creating a 3D model of the earth. These are just a few ideas, you might have your own brilliant ideas!

Earth Day Experiment

Do you know what global warming is? Watch the video below to find out.

Task 1: Now you can do your own little experiment to see this happening on a smaller scale. You will need:

  • Two bowls
  • Two ice cubes
  • Cling film
  1. Place one ice cube in each bowl.
  2. Cover the top of one bowl with cling film.

Watch the ice cubes closely. Which one melts first?

It should be the bowl covered with cling film. The cling film acts as the greenhouse gases in the earth's atmosphere. It traps in heat making the ice melt quicker than the bowl without the cling film.

 

Task 2: What can you do to help stop global warming? You can create posters to stick around your house. Here are a few ideas:

  • turn off lights/television when you are not using them
  • use a blanket rather than putting the heating on

Waterproof Experiment

Paddington needs a new umbrella! What does an umbrella have to do?

It needs to be waterproof so it doesn't let any water through. Do you think you can help Paddington by finding a suitable material for his new umbrella? You can record your results in the table below. If you can think of more materials to try out then add them to the table. When you have your results, can you design an umbrella for Paddington? You may want to use more than one material.

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Week Beginning 30th March

Week 2 Tasks

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How The Tiger Got His Stripes

Watch the above video. Can you retell it in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

Click on the link below for a word mat to help you.

How The Tiger Got His Stripes Word Mat

Word Hunt

Go on a word hunt. Look for words around the house/out of the window/in the garden. Is it a noun/verb/adjective/adverb? Create a table and keep adding words to it.

  • Noun – name of person, place or thing (Sam, Washington, chair, love)
  • Verb – a doing word (The man was reading a book. The lady ran for the bus.)
  • Adjective – a word used to describe a noun (big chair, lovely friend)
  • Adverb – a word used to describe a verb (The man was reading a book quietly.)

Your table could look like this...

Animal Fact File

Create a fact file about an animal of your choosing. You can watch a factual video from National Geographic or research an animal with your adult. You could find out...

  • What do they look like?
  • How do they survive?
  • Where do they live?
  • What do they eat?

Remember to include...

  • a heading at the top of your report
  • an introduction to tell the reader what the report is about
  • sub-headings to organise your writing into smaller chunks
  • a photograph/hand-drawn picture with labels

If you're not sure, please see an annotated example here.

This Week's Spellings

Year 2 Spellings

Please see below for spellings that children can be practising at home. These are additional to the weekly spellings found above.

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Free eBooks

Click here to access over 100 free eBooks. The eBooks have been developed for children aged 3–11, to teach them to read using phonics.

Reading Comprehension

Read 'The Enormous Turnip' text below. There are questions to answer about the story. Both the story and the text have been differentiated. One star represents the easier text/questions and the three stars represent the more difficult text/questions.

Please choose the one that is most suitable for your child. The answers have also been included.

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Syllables

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation. Here are some examples...

glass - 1 syllable

water - 2 syllables

elephant - 3 syllables

 

Task 1: How many syllables are in your first name? What about your surname?

Task 2: Complete this worksheet. Can you match the syllables to create a word?

Words With Two Or More Syllables

How many of these words can you read? Record your score every day and see if it improves.

Words With Two Or More Syllables

Phonics

You can access PhonicsPlay for games and resources linked to phonics. It is free to use. Please find the username and password on the website below.

PhonicsPlay

 

Topmarks is also free to use. Here is a link for a range of games to help your child with their phonics.

Topmarks

Problems Of The Day

Can you complete the orange 'Problems of the Day'? If you've missed any of the days, can you go back and solve them? Please click here to access them.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Roll the dice twice to make a 2-digit number (rolling a 4 then a 3 would make 43).
  • Roll the dice once to get a 1-digit number (6)
  • You can decide to add (43+6) or subtract these numbers (43-6). Remember if you're subtracting, the biggest number goes first.
  • Use your fingers to work out the answer. You could also use a hundred square if you need help.

 

 

You can adapt this game so that you're adding/subtracting two 2-digit numbers (43+25= or 43-27=).

 

  • Remember to use tens and ones to help with adding. See an example below...

43 + 25 =

|||| ooo

   ||    ooooo

6       8

HINT: if you have 10 ones, cross them out and swap them for a ten rod!

 

  • Remember to use a number line to help with subtracting. See an example below...

Maths Revision

Can you complete the maths mats below?

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Daily Maths Challenges

Can you complete the challenges every day? There are a number of strategies to help you solve the calculations...

  • drawing tens and ones
  • drawing your own number line
  • using objects found around the house
  • using your fingers
  • solving in your head

The answers will be posted the following Monday along with more challenges for that week.

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Geography

Listen to the songs here...

Seven Continents Song

Five Oceans Song

 

Task 1: Can you label a map of the world with the correct names? Please find the sheet below...

Continents and Oceans Worksheet

 

Task 2: Have a go at the quizzes below and record your scores. 

Continents Quiz

Oceans Quiz

 

Task 3: Using the information in the songs, can you create a poster about the seven continents and/or the five oceans?

Science Experiment

This experiment shows you how important it is to wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water.

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Beatrix Potter Project

Please open the document found below for more information.

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Yoga

Yoga is a great way for children to improve their flexibility, strength and coordination. It also helps with concentration and calmness. 

Week Beginning 23rd March

Week 1 Tasks

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Watch the Peter Rabbit video. Can you retell it in your own words? When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (evil, nasty, kind, friendly etc.)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

Click on the link below for a word mat to help you.

Peter Rabbit Word Mat

Missing Punctuation

Read the sentences below. Do they need a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark? Write them out in your neatest handwriting and add the missing punctuation.

  1. What are you doing today
  2. It is a lovely day because the sun is shining
  3. Stop doing that
  4. What time does the party start
  5. I like going to the beach with my family
  6. What a beautiful day
  7. The birds were singing in the tree
  8. I'm excited
  9. Alex likes to play football
  10. Are you okay

Story Writing

Can you write your own story based on the pictures below? You can make it as fun as you like! When writing a story, remember to include...

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Adjectives (horrible, disgusting, clever, sneaky)
  • Conjunctions (and, or, but, so, when, if, that, because)
  • Adverbs (slowly, quickly, carefully)
  • Contractions (didn't, couldn't, I'm)
  • Time openers (first, then, next, after)

This Week's Spellings

Year 2 Spellings

Please see below for spellings that children can be practising at home. These are additional to the weekly spellings found above.

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Book Review

Read a story that you have at home or listen to one on YouTube. Write a book review for it. You could answer questions such as...

  • What is the story about?
  • What is the main character like?
  • What is the best part of the story?
  • What is the worst part of the story?
  • How many stars would you give it out of 5?

Here is an example. This might give you an idea of how to design yours.

Common Exception Words

How many of these words can you read? Record your score every day and see if it improves.

Common Exception Words

Free Online Books

Click here to access thousands of eBooks. You may need your adult's help to choose an appropriate book.

Phonics

You can access PhonicsPlay for games and resources linked to phonics. It is free to use. Please find the username and password on the website below.

PhonicsPlay

Odd and Even Game

Requires 2 players. Decide who is odd and who is even.

  • Roll a dice twice (one that you have made or find one here) then add the numbers together.
  • Is the answer odd or even?
  • If the answer is odd, the odd player wins a point. If the answer is even, the even player wins a point. You could keep track of points by creating a tally.
  • The first player to collect 10 points wins the game.

Maths Revision

Can you complete the maths mats below?

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Daily Maths Challenges

Can you complete the challenges every day? There are a number of strategies to help you solve the calculations...

  • drawing tens and ones
  • drawing your own number line
  • using objects found around the house
  • using your fingers
  • solving in your head

The answers will be posted the following Monday along with more challenges for that week.

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Material Walk

Go on a material walk around your home. Can you complete the tasks below?

  • Find 5 objects that are made from plastic.
  • Find 5 objects that are made from wood.
  • Find 5 objects that are flexible (can be bent out of shape).
  • Find 5 objects that are rigid (cannot be bent out of shape).
  • Find 5 objects that are made from more than one material.

Yoga

Yoga is a great way for children to improve their flexibility, strength and coordination. It also helps with concentration and calmness. 

Staying Active

It is really important to stay active whilst at home. The below link is full of home workouts designed for children.

Home Workouts