Year 2

Please see below for the home learning activities for children in 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 25th January

Hello year 2!

 

Well done for another great week of work! We hope that you are all keeping safe at home. It is so lovely to see so many of you taking part in our live lessons. We hope that you had a lovely weekend and that you are all ready for another great week of online learning. This week Mrs Scott will be delivering the daily lessons. She is looking forward to seeing you all online at 10am.

Lots of love,

Mrs Scott, Miss Lawson, Mr Storey and Miss Pattison 

 

Monday

Maths

This lesson will be taught live between 10.00 and 10.30 on Teams. 

This week we are going to be learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Today, we are going to be recapping 2D shapes and talking about their properties. There are 2 keywords that we are going to be using for this: sides and vertex or vertices. The video below gives a brief introduction to the session.

These worksheets do not need to be printed out. If you want to, you can send photos of the different shapes that you found or a video where you talk about the shapes, sides and vertices. 

Green Group

Yellow Group

Pink Group

Green Group

Name shape

Write number of sides

Write number of vertices

Describe sides

 

Yellow Group

Name shape

Write number of sides

Write number of vertices

Describe sides

 

Pink Group

(focus on familiar shapes such as circle, rectangle, square and triangle)

Name shape

Write number of sides

Write number of vertices

English

This week in English, we are going to be sharing another Fairy Tale. This one is all about a poor shoemaker and his wife. It is called The Elves and The Shoemaker. 

You can use the pictures below, or you can draw your own pictures into your exercise book.

Write a short sentence underneath each picture to help you to remember what happened in the story. Use the word mat below to help you. 

Green Group 

Use adjectives to describe characters, objects and places.

Use conjunctions to extend sentences.

Add additional sentences to describe feelings of the characters in scene.

 

Yellow Group

Use adjectives to describe characters, objects and places.

Use a causal conjunction (because, so, as) to explain a feeling.

Use capital letters and full stops correctly.

 

Pink Group

Write fact sentences.

Use capital letters and full stops correctly.

Phonics

Please see our new phonics section on the website.

Green Group and Yellow Group- please access phase 5 resources.

Pink Group-please access phase 3 resources.

Art

Today we would like you to create your own puppet theatre using a cardboard or cereal box. You can then use this tomorrow as part of your english work. Watch the video below, that shows you how to make one. You can make it as fancy or as plain as you like!

Home Learning w/c 18.1.21

Pink Video

English

Today, we are going to be writing a character description about the witch. This is going to help us write our diaries from the witch's point of view on Friday. 

Green group and Yellow group– Draw a picture of the witch and write a character description about her,

Include:

  • Capital letters and full stops.
  • Opinions on her personality.
  • Adjectives for emotion and physical description.

 

Pink Group – Draw and label the witch with adjectives that describe her personality and appearance.

Phonics

Click HERE to access the phonics play website. 

 

Enter the details below.

username: jan21

password: home

 

Have a go at reading the sentences.

Click on Thursday for tricky words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/sentences-4

PE

Follow Mr. Storey's video to learn the new exercises. 

 

Try and complete a line of exercises to call 'BINGO'! Make sure you write down which exercises you completed and let us know! 

Wednesday

English

Green Group– Write a diary of Hansel or Gretel explaining the events of the story.

Include:

Time conjunctions (first, next, after that etc.)

First person language throughout (I, me, my, we)

Adjectives to describe emotions and events.

 

 

Yellow Group – Write a diary of Hansel and Gretel explaining the events of the story.  

Include:

Time conjunctions (first, next, after that, etc.)

Consistent use of first person

Capital letters and full stops

 

Pink Group– Write first person sentences from the POV of Hansel or Gretel.  

Include:

Capital letters and full stops

The use of and to join two main clauses.

Maths

Phonics

In phonics we will be using our knowledge of CVCC and CCVC words to answer yes and no questions by playing a game called Feed the Dinosaur. Read the question and then decide if the answer is yes or no. Click on the red cross for no and the green tick for yes.

Click HERE to play the game. 

Green/Yellow

Yes/no questions to read and answer.

Pink

Yes/no questions containing phase 2 sounds.

Spelling

Miss Pattison’s Spelling Quiz

 

Watch Miss Pattison's video below to see if you can take on her challenge!

Tuesday

Maths

This lesson will be taught live on Teams between 10.00 and 10.30 am. 

Please see below for a video of the method the children will be learning on the live lesson. 

 

Please send this work in as an example of home learning to year2@gwps.org.uk

Today, you will be learning how to add two 2-digit numbers together and exchanging the ones to the tens column. Please watch the video below to see Miss Lawson show the method. 

The below worksheets do not need to be printed out. Children can access them via their devices and copy onto their paper. 

English 

Today, you are going to be creating your own adjective word banks based on the feelings that Hansel and Gretel felt in their adventure. It will be helpful if you have the living graph from last week to start your vocabulary bank. 

 

 

As shown in the video above, some words may fit into more than one emotion box. This is fine as it will help you vary your sentences even more!

 

Green, Yellow and Pink: Generate emotions table to create vocabulary to use in their diaries this week.

 

Green and Yellow Challenge: Do you think Hansel and Gretel experienced different emotions at different times? Label your emotions with a ‘H’ or ‘G’ to show who felt what.

Phonics

In phonics today, you will be reading sentences and matching them to the correct picture. Don't worry if you can't print out the sheets as you can just copy the sentence into your exercise book and then draw your own picture next to it.

 

Green/Yellow - Match the sentence and caption together.

Pink - Simple captions containing phase 2 sounds.

Green Group

Yellow Group

Pink Group

Science

Do all animals look like their parents? Click here to watch the BBC bitesize video which will tell you all about it! 

Task: Use examples of your own (or your family's) pets to compare the differences in them as they grow. Label photos or bullet points with pictures. If there are no animals in your family (or if you would like to expand your work) pick an animal in the wild. 

 

Task 2: Egg born and liveborn: Can you name three animals that are egg-born (hatched) and three that are born live (birthed)? What is the difference?

Monday

English

This will be a live session. Please access teams at 10.00 am to join Miss Lawson. 

Today, you are going to be writing a diary about your weekend. 

You can take some time before writing to write down the main events that you would like to include in your writing!

 

The main features that you should include are: 

 

First person language

Adjectives for emotions and objects

Words that show time

Green Group – Write a diary of your weekend.

Include:

Time conjunctions (first, next, after that etc.)

First person language throughout (I, me, my, we)

Adjectives to describe emotions and events.

 

 

Yellow Group – Write a diary of your weekend.

Include:

Time conjunctions (first, next, after that, etc.)

Consistent use of first person

Capital letters and full stops

 

Pink Group– Write fact sentences about your  weekend.

Include:

Capital letters and full stops

The use of and to join two main clauses.

Maths

Green/Yellow-

Read the number problems and identify the two digit numbers. Use base ten to set your calculations out.

 

Pink

Read the number problems and find the numbers in the sentences. You will be adding one digit numbers to two digit numbers.

Phonics

Reading and spelling two syllable words.

Today, we are learning about syllables. Watch Mrs. Scott's video to learn how to identify syllables by clapping or using your hand. 

 

Green/Yellow/Pink

Listen to the words in the video. Sound them out and write them down.

 

SPaG

This week, we are going to be looking at action verbs and how to change them into past tense and present tense versions of themselves. Watch the song below to learn about action verbs. 

Use the sentence starters to help you find the past and present versions of the action verbs. Saying the sentences out loud will help as, usually, you will naturally change action verbs as you speak. 

 

Yesterday, I...

Today, I am...

 

Walk

Talk

Sit

Run

Speak

Skip

 

 

Green Group and Yellow Group - Use the list of verbs and convert into past and present tense. Write sentences for each. Can you think of any other action verbs?

 

Pink Group – Create table for past and present tense.

Previous Week's Work

Week Beginning 11th January

Hello Year 2,

We hope that you have had a lovely weekend and that you managed to do some nice things with your family. We are missing you lots but it has been lovely to see so many of you taking part in our live lessons. We are very excited for this week's home learning and we have lots of fun and exciting activities planned for you to take part in.

Stay safe and we hope to see you all very soon,

Mrs Scott, Miss Lawson, Mr Storey and Miss Pattison

Friday 15th January

 

Well done year 2 on completing your first week of home learning. We have been absolutely blown away by all the amazing things that you have done this week! It has been so lovely to see so many happy, smiley faces online and you have all produced some brilliant work! Next week, Miss Lawson will be teaching the live lessons. I will see you all again the week after.

Take care and I can't wait to see you all again on the live lessons,

Mrs Scott xx

English

Today's lesson will be taught live via Teams. You will need to make sure that you have a pencil and piece of paper ready. 

We are going to use the retell glove to help us remember the key points when writing stories. 

Yesterday during our live lesson we looked at improving a piece of writing by adding adjectives. Today we will be continuing this, by thinking about how we can improve our sentences by using adjectives and our living graph that we produced the other day. An additional video for this lesson has been added below in case Mrs Scott's internet connection crashes.

Look at setting description from yesterday. What did we use to improve it?

Shared write-look at the part of the story where Hansel and Gretel go into the witch’s house.  Discuss sentence openers and adjectives.

 

Show common mistakes (missing capital letters, lack of adjectives, missing punctuation) and how to check through writing for them.

 

Green: Retell the story

Include:

A clear beginning, middle and end.

Capital letters for names of people, places and the beginning of sentences.

A question sentence using a question mark

Causal conjunctions  (because, so, as)

Setting description

Key vocabulary from the story

Adjectives.

 

Yellow: Retell the story

Include:

Capital letters for names of people, places and the beginning of sentences.

Use ‘and’ to join sentences

One example of a sentence with a causal

Setting description

Adjectives.

 

Pink: Retell the story.

Capital letters and full stops.

Capital letters for the names of people and places.

Use ‘and’ as a conjunction.

Key vocabulary from the story

Maths

Today in maths we are going to be continuing our addition work. 

 

Green/Yellow Group

Today you are going to be exploring what happens when you have more than 9 ones in the ones column. The video below explains how to regroup and exchange the ones for a ten. 

Green/ Yellow

Recognise numbers and use base 10 to represent numbers.

Add ones onto a given number.

Exchange ones for a ten if necessary

Write answer to calculation.

Pink Group

Today you will be using a number line to work out addition calculations. Watch the video below where Mrs Scott shows you how you can use a number line to help you. 

Pink

Use a number line to add numbers.

Add ones onto a given number.

Write answer to calculation.

Phonics

Click on the link below to play a buried treasure containing CCVC words that are both real and fake.

 

Phase 4 Phonics Game Buried Treasure

 

Green/Yellow/Pink

Read a range of CCVC words.

Identify if it is a real word or a fake word.

 

Challenge: if you think it is real, can you put the word into a sentence?

Art

This week, we are continuing our journey around the world by looking at art from other cultures.

 

So far, we have created Australian aboriginal art, African andrinka patterns and, Antarctic themed landscapes of the Aurora Borealis. 

 

Today, we are taking a trip to the continent of North America and creating dreamcatchers that are inspired by Native American tribes. 

The above video explains the legend of the dream catcher to the Lakota tribe. 

 

Native Americans are the people who originally lived in North America before people from other countries began to visit and live in that land. The Lakota tribe is one of the largest tribes to still exist. 

 

They craft beautiful dream catchers above their children's beds to 'catch' bad dreams that are in the air. The web allows the good dreams through. 

You will need:

 

Paper plates or a circle of card

String, wool or ribbon

Any decorations you can find - feathers, beads, gems, stickers or your own artwork.

 

Step 1: Cut a circle out from the centre of your plate or card. 

Step 2: Have an adult help you punch holes in the hoop. 

Step 3: Weave the string in and out of the holes to create a web. Tie the string into a knot to secure it.

Step 4: Decorate.

Hang this above your bed to ensure you have a good night's sleep and can keep the bad dreams away! 

Thursday 14th January

Today's live lesson will be English! Don't forget that you will need to bring a toy to this lesson. Rabby (Mrs Scott's toy) can't wait to meet you all!

English

Today, we are going to look at how adjectives and interesting words can make our writing more exciting. To do this, we are going to use our five senses to explore different objects. We are going to look at our favourite toys and think of descriptive words that we can use to describe them. Then we are going to apply this knowledge to writing a description of the forest and the house from  Hansel and Gretel.

 

Green/Yellow:

Write a setting description (forest and the witch’s cottage)

Include:

Capital letters for names of people, places and the beginning of sentences.

Causal conjunctions  (because, so, as)

Description of setting using 5 senses method.

Adjectives.

 

Pink:

Write setting description for the witch’s house.

Include:

Capital letters and full stops.

Capital letters for the names of people and places.

One example of using and as a conjunction.

Use an adjective to describe a noun in each sentence.

 

Below is a brief video outlining the main parts of the live lesson.

Maths

Today in maths, we are adding ones onto two digit numbers. To help us, we will be using our knowledge of base 10 to represent the numbers underneath the addition calculations. Watch the video below where Mrs Scott explains how to set out your calculations.

These worksheets do not need to be printed out. You can just write the calculations straight into your exercise book.

Green Group

Yellow Group

Pink Group

Phonics

Click on the link below to play a sentence substitution game. The aim of the game is to swap the words in the sentence for different words. However, you need to make sure that the sentence still makes sense!

 

Phase 4 Sentence Substitution Game

 

Science

In science we are learning about food chains. Click on the BBC Bitesize link below to find out more about food chains.

 

BBC Bitesize

 

Watch the video below where Mrs Scott explains how to complete the activity.

If you want to, you can also create your own food chain pictures like the ones below.

Wednesday 13th January

Phonics

 

Today's live lesson is phonics. You will need a pencil and a piece of paper to write on. We will be playing a game where you will be asked to find certain items. Please remember not to run around your house and to be careful. 

A pre-recorded video is available underneath in case my internet connection glitches. 

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The words for the treasure hunt are:

  • belt
  • lamp
  • hand
  • frog
  • gift
  • milk
  • jump
  • chimp
  • shelf

English

Today you are going to create your own living graph based upon the story of Hansel and Gretel. Watch the video below where Miss Lawson explains how to make your own living graph.

You do not need to have access to a printer. The graphs can be drawn with paper and a ruler. 

On the Y axis (the lengthways line) the children will need to be able to order the story, This can be done man ways: 

 

  • Drawing small pictures from each part of the story.
  • Numbering the events and writing a short, factual sentence. 
  • Printing and using the pre-made living graph. 
  • Writing short sentences or key words linked to each stage of the story, 

Follow Miss Lawson's video to create a living graph. The line you create when you link the plot marks together will help you track your character's emotions!

 

Green Group- Draw the points on the bottom line of the graph (you can use numbers linked to yesterday's ordering task). Plot each emotion of Hansel and Gretel as the story progresses,  Label each plot with an adjective that describes how the characters are feeling. 

Challenge - Use a different coloured pencil to plot the emotions of the Witch on the same graph. Compare how the two lines are different - do you notice anything?

 

Yellow Group - Draw the points on the bottom line of the graph (you can use numbers linked to yesterday's ordering task). Plot each emotion of Hansel and Gretel as the story progresses,  Label each plot with an adjective that describes how the characters are feeling. 

 

Pink Group -  Draw the points on the bottom line of the graph (you can use numbers linked to yesterday's ordering task). Plot each emotion of Hansel and Gretel as the story progresses, 

Maths

Today in maths we are going to be reinforcing our knowledge of adding and subtracting multiples of ten by playing a game!

You will need:

  • a dice or number cards (numbered 1-6)
  • a small ball or another round object (satsuma or piece of paper scrumpled into a ball)
  • two pieces of card or paper with + and - written on
  • a shoebox

Watch the video below where Mrs Scott explains how to play the game. You can record your calculations in your exercise book.

PE

 

Mr Storey loved hearing about your PE scores and some of you beat him in the challenges! He has set some more challenges for you to complete at home. Watch the video to find out more!

Mr Storey's scores were:

  • squat jumps 46
  • star jumps 55
  • lunges 40
  • tuck jumps 64
  • skipping 132

Tuesday 12th January

Maths

Today's live lesson will be maths. If there any internet issues today, you will find a pre-recorded video recapping the main parts of the lesson underneath the worksheets.

Today we will adding and subtracting multiples of ten onto two-digit numbers. We will be using base ten representations like the ones below to help us.

Green Group

Use base ten representations to work out 10 more/ less in 2-digit numbers.

Yellow Group

Use base ten representations to work out 10 more/ less in 2-digit numbers.

Pink Group

Use a numberline to identify the number that is one more/less than a given number.

Use base ten to work out 10 more/less in 2-digit numbers.

These worksheets do not need to be printed out. You can write your answers directly into your exercise books. 

Green Group

Yellow Group

Pink Group

English

 

 

Today we are going to be looking at another fairy tale called Hansel and Gretel. This tale tells the story of a little boy called Hansel and a little girl called Gretel who get caught by a wicked witch!

For your task today, we want you to put the pictures from the story into the correct order.

The pictures from the story can be printed out or you can draw them into your book in the correct order.

Underneath, you can write a sentence about each picture.

For example:

Hansel and Gretel were very scared because the nice, old lady was actually a wicked witch!

 

Green Group

Order the story and write a sentence about each picture.

Use adjectives to add description.

Use conjunctions (and, but, because) to extend my sentences.

Write sentences that include a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

 

Yellow Group

Order the story and write a sentence about each picture.

Use adjectives to add description.

Use conjunctions (and, but, because) to extend my sentences.

Write sentences that include a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

 

Pink Group

Order the story and write fact sentences about each picture.

Write sentences that include a capital letter and a full stop correctly.

Phonics

Today we are looking at CCVC words. This time we will be looking at what happens when we add a sound at the beginning of a CVC word.

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Watch the video below where Mrs Scott looks at CCVC words. 

Green and Yellow Group

Read the sentences and write the correct word.

Pink Group

Use the phoneme frames to help you write CCVC and CVCC words.

Please note you don't have to do all of these.

History

Today we are going to be looking at what a timeline is and how we can use them to order events that happened in the past. Watch the video where Mrs Scott orders key events from her own life.

Can you create a timeline of your own life? You can use photos or draw pictures.

Challenge: Choose a grown up in your house and order key events in their life. You can use photos or draw pictures. It's up to you!