Year 2

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Week beginning 25th January 2021

Hello everyone. Here we are at the start of another week! We are so happy when we see your faces on Zoom.  We hope you have had a lovely weekend and that you are all safe and well. Don’t forget on Tuesday’s Zoom you can bring your pet to the meeting or if you do not have a pet, please bring your favourite cuddly. Thank you for sending me your lovely work this week. I am so proud of how you are getting on with your multiplication. Well done for keeping up with your spellings and reading too. Supersonic wonderful!!

NEWS UPDATE!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  Printable version of the page

25.1.21

*** We have been asked to share the following information with parents. ‘Progressive Sports’ are setting a weekly challenge for KS1 children to help them keep fit and healthy. Have a look at this week’s challenge below:

KS1 Challenges (3)

Here are your activities for this week.

Remember if you need any of last week’s information it will be lower down the page.

Monday 25th January

English

WALT: listen to a set of instructions and answer questions

This week we are going to be using the Oak Academy English lessons, following a unit of work all about instruction writing. We are moving on from writing dragon stories, towards writing a set of instructions about how to defeat a Fire Giant!! In stories from long ago, it was believed that Fire Giants were creatures that guarded the sun and protected its fire.

Coyote's Gift

Watch the video below and the teacher will guide you through the activities. You will need some paper and a pencil.

You can turn the subtitles off if you wish, using the third icon along on the right hand side of the screen.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-instructions-and-answer-questions-6mu64c

 

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Revise the Phase 3 phonemes playing ‘Flashcards Speed Challenge’. Click on the link below and select Phase 3.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/3/flashcards-time-challenge

Today you are going to read words with ‘ea.’ Play the Read and Roll game for ‘ea’ words.

roll and read ea words

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Can you remember the story that you read on Friday, all about the cub trip to Magic Mountain? There were lots of ‘air’ sounding words. Have a look at the different ways of spelling the ‘air’ sound using the sheet below.

air colour by spelling

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Have a look at the Twinkl powerpoint. Look at the two rules whether to use ge or dge. Are there any words you do not understand? Can you orally put these words into sentences. You do not need to write anything down.

ge and dge presentation

Maths                                                                                                  Top Tips for Learning the 2 Times Tables - EducationCity

WALT: begin to understand the 2 times table

Today we are looking at the two times table. You will need access to the worksheet as the teacher will refer to it a little way through the video. Watch the video up to the part when the teacher says ‘Have a go at Questions 4 and 5 on the worksheet, which is approximately 7:17 minutes. Please do not complete Question 6, along with the rest of the video. It is not necessary today.

https://vimeo.com/490420447

Two Times Table Activity Sheet White Rose

If you need an extension activity, have a look at the cards below. Please note, they are more for talking through rather than writing answers down.

Activity Cards The 2 Times Table

At the end of the lesson, please have a look at the True or False Question. Talk about it with your grown up. You do not need to write anything down.

True or False x2

Geography

WALT: name the countries of the United Kingdom and locate the Isle of Coll.

Today we are starting a new Geography unit of work all about a small Scottish island called the Isle of Coll. This is the island that the Katie Morag series of books by Mairi Hedderwick is based on. The stories have been made into a series of children’s programmes now showing on the BBC iPlayer.

To start with we will locate the Isle of Coll. First of all let’s have a look at a map of the United Kingdom. You will be familiar with this from Year 1. Use the display map below to locate the countries of the United Kingdom, then use the blank map below to label the countries. Finally use the close up display map of Scotland to locate the Isle of Coll and label Coll on your map too!    

The United Kingdom Display Poster | UK Map Poster

United Kingdom Poster  

Label The Countries Of United Kingdom

Scottish Islands

 

Katie Morag- an introduction to the stories

Have a look at the short film below to see an introduction to the Katie Morag stories. In the books the island is referred to as the island of ‘Struay.’ Some of the episodes were filmed on the real island of Coll.

Katie Morag | Shows | CBeebies | BBC Studios Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix6oyVgUDbc

Tuesday 26th January

English

WALT: tell a set of instructions from memory

Today you will need your instruction map from yesterday. Use the link below to access the next lesson. Have fun ‘stepping out’ and talking thorough your set of instructions for how to defeat the Fire Giants.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-set-of-instructions-from-memory-c5hkar

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Play Buried Treasure and sort the real and fake ‘ea’ words.Select Phase 5 and then ‘ea’ words

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/buried-treasure

Complete the Twinkl activity below and colour to show the difference between real and fake words.

Colour by phoneme ea words

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Today you are looking at the different ways of spelling the ‘or’ phoneme. Follow the link to the ‘Haunted Fort.’

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-or

Click on the phoneme spotter and carefully read the text. Be careful there are some tricky words here!! Then click on the word sort and best bet activities.

Mrs Joyce’s Group

You are going to have a look at the ‘Spelling Frame’ website that you accessed last week. Again there is a free game connected our spelling pattern of the week.  When you open the link, you need to scroll down the page until you see the selection of colourful games. Choose whichever game has the ‘free’ red star badge across it. The game changes every few days!!!

When the game loads click on the blue ‘PRACTICE‘ icon. There will be spelling questions to complete. Each time you get a question correct, it will let you play a little more of the game. Please note, not all of these words are the same as the ones in our test, but they all follow the same pattern.

**** There are two possible games to have a look at this week. You might want to spread them out across the week.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/79/2-The-sound-spelt-as-ge-and-dge-at-the-end-of-word

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/80/3-The-sound-spelt-as-ge-and-dge-at-the-end-of-words

 

Maths

WALT: learn the facts for the 2 times table

Today we are going to consolidate the work we did yesterday and begin to learn the two times table by heart. Remember, lots of practice will be needed over the next few weeks! Parents note, this will take time and if your child needs to work them out by counting in twos, that is absolutely fine. Also, draw your child’s attention to the fact that our doubling skills from last week can help us with our answers to the two times table!!!

Listen to the 2 times table

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWMPqh04o4

Then have a go at one of the two times table wheels. There are three levels. Pick the one that suits your child. If you do not have a printer, please write the answers in your blue book. Then you might like to have a go at the Space Race Game. See how fast you can answer the questions against a timer!!

2 Times Table Wheel

Two Times Table Space Race

Geography

WALT: describe what we can see on the Isle of Coll

Today I would like you to watch a short video made by a holiday visitor to the Isle of Coll. Think about all of the things you can see on the island and how it is so very different to our local area.

You only need to watch up to 5:06 minutes as then the visitor moves on to the neighbouring island of Tiree.

After you have watched the video make a brainstorm of as many things as you can remember. Write the words ‘The Isle of Coll’ in the middle of your page and surround it with pictures and words of all that you saw.

The Isle of Coll (Beautiful Scottish Islands. Children's poems. Kids' poetry.) - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9VHxOTJwkM

Afterwards, discuss with your grown up how very different Coll is to where we live e.g no supermarkets, railway lines, very few cars etc.

Wednesday 27th January

English

WALT: use imperative verbs

Today we are looking at imperative or ‘bossy’ verbs. Click on the link below and listen to the video. At approximately 13:52 minutes, the teacher will ask you to write  your own instructions using imperative verbs. She offers some suggestions, but I would like you to think of some much more exciting ones if you can!! Don’t worry about the challenge at the end when she asks you to use adverbs. You do not need to do this. We will look at adverbs more closely in the future.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-imperative-verbs-6tj32d?activity=video&step=1

 

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Today you are going to learn the ‘oy’ phoneme. Read the words on the Twinkl Powerpoint over and over until totally confident. Put each each word into a sentence orally. You do not need to write anything down. Try and make your sentences interesting!

oy Powerpoint

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Think about the different ways of spelling the ‘or’ sound from yesterday. Have a look at the Twinkl presentation below. Each slide will give you three possible ways of spelling the word. Choose which one you think it is, jot it down, then see if you were right!!

or aw au Correct Spelling Presentation

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Have a go at the interactive wordsearch below!!

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/level-6-phonics-dge-ge-saying-j-interactive-word-search-tg-240-newlink

 

Maths                                                                                                                       

WALT: begin to understand the 5 times table   

Watch the video below until 5:10 minutes as there is enough content for today at this point. You do not need to do questions 5 and 6 on the worksheet, unless you feel your child is really ready for these.                Learning Times Tables | Times Tables For Kids | DK Find Out                  

https://vimeo.com/490421314

Activity Sheet 5 X Table

There are some extension activities here if you wish to access them:

Activity Cards The 5 Times Table

PSHE

WALT: understand how to show kindness

Today we are going to think again about how we can show kindness to our friends and family. Watch the video below and create your own little bucket of kindness!!

50+ Bucket Filling & Kindness ideas | bucket filling, bucket filler, bucket

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/forever-friends-68ukec

End of the day story

Enjoy a Katie Morag story! This one is called ‘ Katie Morag and the Carrot Competition!’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b052hqn2/katie-morag-series-2-5-katie-morag-and-the-carrot-competition

Thursday 28th   January

English

WALT: use the subordinating conjunctions ‘when’ and ‘if’

In this lesson we will learn about how to use ‘when’ and ‘if’ in our instructions and identify a subordinating conjunction. We will then write our own instructions using ‘when’ and ‘if’.

NB Parents, please note that part way through the video, the teacher writes down the word ‘chilli pepper’ as ‘chilly pepper!!’ I have informed Oak Academy about the incorrect spelling!! 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-subordinating-conjunctions-when-and-if-cnh6ar?activity=video&step=1

 

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Read through the postcard. Take your time! Highlight the ‘oy’ words with a coloured pencil.

oy Phoneme Spotter Postcard

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Revise the tricky words from Phase 5a and 5b from last week. When you are really confident with reading them, can you put some of them into really interesting sentences. You do not need to write them down. Speak them out loud!

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/tricky-word-trucks

 

Mrs Joyce’s Group

It’s time to practice your beautiful handwriting. I know how well you have been trying with the instrokes and the outstrokes.

Precursive Handwriting Practice Sheet dge

Maths

WALT: begin to recall facts for the 5 times table

Today we are going to consolidate the work we did yesterday and begin to learn the five times table by heart. Remember, lots of practice will be needed over the next few weeks! Parents note, this will take time and if your child needs to work them out by counting in fives, that is absolutely fine.

Watch and join in with the 5 times table song below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyDZ7f1RfE

Then have a go at the 5 times table booklet. There are lots and lots of sums to practise!! Parents, please note, if you do not have a printer and your child is  reading the sums from the screen, bear in mind the page numbers at the bottom of the page are not in numerical order.

5 Times Table Booklet

ICT

In today’s lesson we are going to be coding on Espresso. We completed some coding on Espresso last term, however Espresso have redesigned their coding, so things look different.

Please click on the link below. The login details: your username and password were sent securely via ParentMail w/c 04/01/21.

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#on-the-move-5e5d0cff570d8d36569ddee0

Click on Level 2. You can complete the Refresher Level 1 first if you wish, before you start the ‘Different sorts of inputs’. Once you’ve clicked on ‘Different sorts of inputs’, click on the first lesson which is Little Red Riding Hood. As things are different, please watch the short video that appears straight away. It explains well the new way around the coding. You will be coding to make Little Red Riding Hood move in different directions. There are 6 stages within Little Red Riding Hood. When you complete the first one and press Run (the green button which is now at the bottom of the screen), you are ready to move onto the second page of 6. Just click the arrow at the top where is says 1/6, then you’ll move onto 2/6 and so on.

Let us know how you get on!

Friday 29th   January

English/R.E

WALT: read and understand a text

Charity fundraiser Captain Tom Moore signs film deal for biopic | Film | The Guardian

Today we are going to be reading about another inspirational person:  Captain Sir Tom Moore. You will have seen this wonderful gentleman in the news last year because he raised an extraordinary amount of money for the NHS. Enjoy reading about this wonderful gentleman. Parents, choose the star challenge that is appropriate for your child.

Captain Tom Moore

Maths

WALT: solve problems using multiplication

Today you are going to read some word problems and solve them using your skills of multiplication. Remember to use your skills of counting in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s to help you work out the answers. Write both the calculation and the answer. If you need to draw a picture or do some jottings on a separate piece of paper to help you work out the answer, that is absolutely fine.

There are two activity sheets. (one star and two star) Choose the one that is the most appropriate for you.

Multiplication Word Problems One Star

Multiplication Word Problems 3 Star

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Today you are learning the ir phoneme. Watch the video below and as the numberblocks make a new word, say it out loud and write it down. How many words did you find?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gKyfpGOIU

Then have a go at reading the real and fake words on the sheet below.

Colour By Phoneme ir words

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Today we are looking at the different ways of spelling the ‘ur’ sound. Follow the link below and have a look at ‘Surf World.’ Read the phoneme spotter and listen out for all of the ‘ur’ sounding words. Then complete the ‘Word Sort’.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-ur.’

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Complete the spelling activity below. There are some new ones for you to have a look at as well as some that you are familiar with.

Letter Tiles Spellings Activity Sheet dge

 

Afternoon Activities

Music:

We are going to be starting a new unit of work on ‘pulse’. Click on the link below to the Oak Academy video. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-ctj3jc

Have fun!!!

Music Heartbeat Line With Notes Stock Vector - Illustration of pulse, line: 108822993

Golden Time

Now it is time to relax and have some time to yourself! Well done Year 2. You have worked so hard this week. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.

Love from Mrs Joyce, Mrs Kulczycki and Miss Greenwood

xx

P3-P7 Spelling Programme – Broughton Primary

Next week’s spellings                                   

Rockets: 

Spring 1 Week 5 Rockets j and g

Comets

Spring 1 Week 5 Comets kn and gn

Stars

Spring 1 Week 5 Stars ea

 

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Week beginning Monday 18th January

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week. We hope you are all well and coping in the difficult circumstances. We miss you a lot and look forward to our catch ups on Zoom. We are super proud of all of the wonderful things you are doing at home to continue your learning. You are all little superstars!!

Remember if you need any of last week’s information it will be lower down the page.

18.1.21 NEWS: The Partnership for Children Organisation have published some resources to boost your child’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are some lovely short activities dealing with feelings, staying connected, dealing with worries and how to relax. If you would like to have a look, click on the link below:

Wellbeing Clipart, Transparent PNG Clipart Images Free Download - ClipartMax

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

Zoom Meeting Activities For Distance Learning in Kindergarten

 

 

Remember our Zooms are at 10 am on Tuesday and Friday.

We would love to see you all. You could bring your dragon artwork from last week or  another  piece of work that you are proud of! 😍😍😍

 

18.1.21 There is a new dance video from Mrs Kulczycki on the homepage under the School Life section, then select ‘Dance videos with Mrs K.’ ****** Enjoy!!!

Here are your activities for the week ahead.

Monday 18th January

English

WALT: plan our own dragon story 10 Mythical Dragon Entities You Should Know About

Today we are going to plan a dragon story of our own. Think about the dragon stories we have heard this week. They have included castles, villages, mountains. lakes, princes, princesses, kings, castles and even caves!! Of course they have all included DRAGONS!!!!! Use the headings on the grid to help you plan your story or write the headings into your blue book. In the first top box draw your dragon, in the second top box think about the characters who are going to be in your story and use expanded noun phrases to describe them, in the third box think about where your story is going to take place-what you might see in this imaginary, magical land. Again use expanded noun phrases to describe what you can see. The three bottom boxes are for three pictures to show what happens in the beginning, the middle and the end of your story. If you want to draw more pictures to help you that is absolutely fine. I have included below my example to show you how to fill in the  top three boxes and then a blank example for you to use if you wish or you could plan it straight into your blue book.

Story Plan Example     (Just for ideas)

Story Plan Blank

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Read ‘ou‘ words. Log onto PhonicsPlay and play Picnic on Pluto and Dragon’s Den. Click on Phase 5 and choose the ‘ou‘ words.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Read words with the alternative spelling for ‘ar‘. Log onto PhonicsPlay and click on the link below. Select the Word Sort and the Best Bet, as you did the Phoneme Spotter last Friday.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-ar

Mrs Joyce’s Group

You are starting our spelling pattern of the week which is ‘soft c‘. Have a look at the powerpoint below. Can you put each one into a really interesting sentence? You don’t need to write it down. Just say it out loud to your grown up.

Soft c Presentation

Maths

WALT: understand multiplication using the x symbol

As you know, we are using the White Rose Maths scheme to help you with your maths learning. We are continuing our work on multiplication this week. Click on the link below which will take you to a teaching video. It may be a good idea to have the activity worksheet in front of you or have access to it on the screen, as the teacher will refer to it during the introduction.

https://vimeo.com/488111269

Activity sheet: Multiplication Using X

If you would like some extra practice at this, feel free to use the ideas below, but this is optional. There are three activities to choose from.

Multiplication As Repeated Addition Twinkl

Science

WALT: understand what absorbency is and test the absorbency of materials. What is Absorbency? - Answered - Twinkl Teaching Wiki

I would like you to click on the link below and follow the science lesson from Oak Academy. The teacher suggests that you have the following equipment; a cloth or a sponge, a plastic bag or cup, tin foil, cardboard or paper and cotton wool. If you would like to substitute these for your own materials that is absolutely fine. (Or if you would prefer to watch the teacher that is fine.) If you do carry out the experiment, you could draw your results in the form of a grid straight into your blue books or you could use the template below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-materials-are-absorbent-6tk3er

Which Materials Are Absorbent Grid

 

Tuesday 19th January

Don’t forget to Zoom at 10am. Bring along your dragon pictures or a favourite piece of work.

English 

WALT: begin to write a dragon story (This will take two lessons)

Today I would like you to use your story plan from yesterday to start to write your dragon story. We are going to use  two lessons to write the story, so take your time. When you introduce the dragon into your story, use some of the wonderful similes that you came up with last week to describe him. I have included your WILF (What I’m Looking For) targets below. I have also included a list of vocabulary you  might need, this includes some examples of time sentence openers.

Dragon story WILF

Dragon vocabulary for Story

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

You are learning ‘ie‘ words today. Have a look at the presentation below and practise reading the words. Then put each of these words into a super sentence. You do not need to write them down-speak them out loud.

ie Powerpoint

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Today you are reading words with alternative spellings for ‘ear.‘ Complete the activity below:

‘ear’ colour by spelling

Mrs Joyce’s Group

You are going to have a look at the ‘Spelling Frame’ website that you accessed last week. Again there is a free game connected our spelling pattern of the week.  When you open the link, you need to scroll down the page until you see the selection of colourful games. Choose whichever game has the ‘free’ red star badge across it. The game changes every few days!!!

When the game loads click on the blue ‘PRACTICE‘ icon. There will be spelling questions to complete. Each time you get a question correct, it will let you play a little more of the game. Please note, not all of these words are the same as the ones in our test, but they all follow the same pattern.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/81/4-The-s-sound-spelt-c-before-e-i-and-y

Maths

WALT: understand multiplication sentences using pictures.

Click on the link and follow the lesson. Remember to have the activity sheet to hand, either printed out or access to it on screen.

https://vimeo.com/488113679

Activity sheet: Multiplication Sentences Using Pictures

If you would like a further extension challenge have a go at the Twinkl Mastery sheet. Multiplication sentences using pictures, sheets 1 and 2 This is optional.

Twinkl Mastery Multiplication Sentences From Pictures

Science

WALT: to name and describe the work of a famous inventor (John McAdam John McAdam

Today we are going to be thinking about a new material that was invented a few hundred years ago and is still used all over the world today. Watch the following video. Listen carefully to see how many facts you can remember.

https://www.funkidslive.com/learn/roads/roads-through-history-building-an-18th-century-road/

Then have a look at the Powerpoint Presentation which will go over some of the points of the video again. Again look carefully as you are going to create a fact file about the famous inventor.

John McAdam Presentation

Choose from the following templates or design a fact file of your own.

John McAdam Fact File Activity Sheets

 

Wednesday 19th January

English

Today it is time to finish your dragon stories. I can’t wait to read them all!! Make sure you have included as many of the WILF targets given yesterday as you can.

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Today you are going to read real and fake ‘ie‘ words. Use the sheet below.

Colour By Phoneme ie Words real nonsense

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Today you are going to read words containing the alternative ‘ear’ spellings. You can complete the activity online or you can highlight the words on a paper copy.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-ear

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Practise this week’s spellings using your precursive handwriting.

Soft c handwriting

Maths

WALT: solve problems using repeated addition and multiplication

Today you are going to use your skills of multiplication and repeated addition to solve a problem down on the farm!! Choose the star challenge which is best for you. Use the cut out pictures to help you or alternatively you could draw little pictures of stick animals to help you work out the answers. (The drawings don’t need to be fancy or detailed.)

Farmyard Chaos Problem Solving Multiplication

 

PSHE

WALT: understand what makes a good friend.

Friends for life | Friend cartoon, Best friends cartoon, Drawing for kids

Today we are going to think about our friends and what makes a good friend. Watch the Oak Academy lesson below and then create your own friendship flower.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-am-i-6hgkjc?activity=video&step=1

 

 

Thursday 21st January

Don’t forget to have your spelling test today!!  QTS Literacy Skills Test - Difficult Spellings | How2Become

English

WALT: design a front cover for our dragon stories.

I hope you all enjoyed writing your dragon stories! Today I would like you to design a front cover for your story. Don’t forget to include the title of the story and the author and illustrator’s name……………..that’s YOU!!!!!! Make it as bold and as colourful as you can. Use bubble writing if you would like to.

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Revise reading the tricky words from Phase 2 and 3, then have a go at reading the tricky words from Phase 4.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/tricky-word-trucks

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Revise reading the tricky words from Phase 5a, then practise words from Phase 5b.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/4/tricky-word-trucks

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Have fun creating a wordsearch using this week’s spellings. When you have completed it, ask someone at home to see if they can complete it. Draw your own or use the blank template provided. Make sure you write the spellings correctly underneath the wordsearch!

Blank Wordsearch

Maths

WALT: to understand arrays  How to Use a Multiplication Array to Help Your Child Master the Times Tables - Kate Snow - Homeschool Math Help

Today we are going to be looking at and drawing arrays. Follow the link and the activity below.

https://vimeo.com/490417143

Activity-  Use Arrays

If you need a little more support with reading arrays and drawing arrays, you might like to complete the sheet below or you could have a go at drawing some in your blue book and writing the multiplication sum and answer that goes with it.

Multiplication Arrays Coloured

R.E

WALT: understand why Grace Darling is an inspirational woman.The story of Grace Darling

Following on from our work about Mother Teresa, this week we are going to hear the story of Grace Darling. Watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCL1x7wHQLY

 

Wow! Wasn’t she such a brave and fearless lady? Have a little think about why she is inspirational to us. There are times in your lives when you will have been brave or when you will need to be brave. Try and jot your ideas down in your blue book or use the template below.

Find Your Brave Thought Prompt Sheet

Friday 22nd January

Maths

WALT: recall doubles quickly and effectively

Before we learn the two times table, we are going to revise our doubles. You will have met these in Year 1, but you might need a reminder. Remember you need to know these by heart.

Have a sing along with the following song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At0quRa90rs

Then have a look at Hit the Button. There is a section on doubles. Choose from the following sections depending on your confidence.

Doubles to 10

Doubles from 5 to 15

Doubles from 10 to 20

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Doubles Activity

Now have a go at one  or two of the challenge cards shown below. Here you have to spot the double and then add on the third number. Write them out into your blue book. You do not have to do them all!

Doubling Challenge Cards

Or if you need a little more practise doubling numbers, complete one of the ladybird double sheets instead. How many doubles do you know by heart?

Ladybird Doubles

English

We are going to end the week with a comprehension. We have had some very cold and frosty weather this week, but you are going to learn all about the coldest place on earth!!! Choose from the one star, two star and three star challenges.

Amazing Antartica

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Can you read the Phase 4 tricky word spotter out loud? Highlight the Phase 4 tricky words.

Phase 4 Tricky Word Spotter

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Enjoy reading the ‘air’ phoneme spotter. Don’t worry about highlighting the words, concentrate on reading the story confidently. It is quite a long story today!! Look out for words that make the ‘air’ sound but are spelt differently.

Air Phoneme Spotter Story

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Create new words when you take away or change the letters in soft ‘c’ words. Have fun!!

Soft c activity

Afternoon Activities

Music

WALT: to make music out of objects around the home

This afternoon we are going to be looking at how to make music out of objects around the home. You will need a piece of paper, a saucepan and two spoons!! Click on the link below to the Oak Academy Lesson.

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-different-ways-to-create-instrumental-sounds-6mukac?activity=video&step=1

You may want to use some time to finish off any activities you started during the week. Then you can reward yourself with some Golden Time. Relax and enjoy!!

Golden Time

Next week’s spellings

Rockets (Mrs Joyce) Spring 1 Week 4 Rockets dge and ge

Comets (Mrs Kulczycki) Spring 1 Week 4 Comets eer and ear

Stars (Miss Ewbank) Spring 1 Week 4 Stars ie

 

 

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Week beginning Monday 11th January

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. We had a busy week last week at school and I know there has been some amazing learning going on at home as well. Thank you for sending me your super work. I love to look at it all.   

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Zoom meetings this week. The details will be sent via Parent Mail.

Miss Greenwood, who most of you met on the first Monday back after the holidays is continuing to work with us in school and she is looking forward to seeing you again when you return.

REMINDERS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Reading and Spellings

Please remember to do your daily reading and practise your spellings every week. We are having our spelling tests as usual in school. Pick a day and a time that is best for you. 

11.1.21 Year 2 Common Exception Words

Home Learning Zone - Whitehouse Primary School

As you know, in every year group, there are a list of words that the children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of the year. The children will recognize these as they are displayed on the door of the Year 2 classroom!!! As part of your child’s weekly reading schedule please could you help them to learn to read these words. We are just concentrating on the READING of them first. Below there are a couple of examples of lists of these words for your reference to use in whichever way you would like.

Year 2 Common Exception Words

Common Exception Words Colour Flashcards

Year 2 Common Exception Words Flashcards

 

PHONICS PLAY

If you need to access PhonicsPlay:

IMPORTANT –   [ http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk ] www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Login details sent with Miss Healey’s letter dated 5.1.21

Since we sent our letter out, Phonics Play have kindly given free access to their website, as they did in the last Lockdown. Their new login details are as follows:  username: jan21        password: home

These new login details – as well as the ones we sent out 5.1.21 – should both work … fingers crossed!

OXFORD OWL

Please continue to use Oxford Owl to supplement your child’s home reading. Their website has been updated and now looks a bit different. Log in via Oxford Owl for School. On the login page  you will need to click on Students. ( Not ‘My Class login’) as previously stated in your child’s reading journal.

Our class login details are the same as the ones in your child’s reading journal.

Once logged in, click on e-book library, then Levels to choose a book at your child’s current Oxford Reading Tree Level.

Sometimes Oxford Owl remembers your login details. If it doesn’t work and won’t let you log in, check the top of the page to see if it says Hello year 2 owls 20; if it does, just click that!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Try and do some form of physical exercise everyday.

Have a look on You Tube for some of the Joe Wicks workouts. He has announced that he will be putting some more workouts online from  Monday 11th January on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also Cosmic Yoga is brilliant for mindfulness and yoga activities all combined in an exciting adventure! You might want to go for a walk, make up a dance, ride your scooter or play in the garden!!

11.1.21*** We have been asked to share the following information with parents. ‘Progressive Sports’ are setting a weekly challenge for KS1 children to help them keep fit and healthy. Have a look at this week’s challenge below:

KS1 Challenges (1)

Monday 11th January

English 

WALT: To understand and use similes.

In Grammar today we are looking at similes. Similes are a lovely way of adding powerful descriptions to our writing. Have a look at the Powerpoint Presentation below and then complete the follow up activity. Try and complete either the 2 star or the 3 star challenge.

Similes Powerpoint 2

Smashing Similes Activity

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Log on to Phonics Play using the details at the top of the page and revise the Phase 3 phonemes. Play Speed Trial a few times and see if you can beat your score.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/flashcards-speed-trials

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

We are looking at the alternative spellings for ‘ow’. Read carefully through the ‘Brown Owl Farm Campsite’ text and highlight the different ‘ow’ phonemes. It will help you to read it out loud, then you can hear the phonemes.

Ow Phoneme Spotter

Mrs Joyce’s Group

The spelling pattern for this week is wr. Have a look at the following website

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/83/6-The-r-sound-spelt-wr-at-the-beginning-of-words

Although you have to subscribe to this website, there is a free game connected our spelling pattern of the week.  When you open the link, you need to scroll down the page until you see the selection of colourful games. Choose whichever game has the ‘free’ red star badge across it. The game changes every few days. Today, as I write this, it is the mini -golf game but it could be different tomorrow!!

When the game loads click on the blue ‘PRACTICE’ icon. There will be spelling questions to complete. Each time you get a question correct, it will let you play a little more of the game. Please note, not all of these words are the same as the ones in our test, but they all follow the same pattern.

Maths 

WALT: recognize right angled turns on a route

This week we are continuing our work on position, direction and movement. Have a look at the following presentation all about directing a car around an imaginary town!

Lesson Presentation Right Angled Roads

Activity Sheet Right Angled Roads

Don’t worry if you cannot print out the sheets. You can talk through your answers with your grown up. Choose from the one, two or three star activities.

ICT/Science

WALT: understand some of the properties and uses of everyday materials.

We are continuing our work on materials, today using ICT to help us.

Please click on the link below to an Espresso page about ‘Materials’.  You will be learning about the properties and suitability of everyday materials. The login screen should appear when you press the link.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item1128907/grade1/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=materials

The login details: your username and password were sent securely via ParentMail last week.

Click on ‘Videos’ on the left hand side and watch all 6 videos. Then click on ‘Activities’ on the left hand side and complete all 3 activities.

Enjoy!!

Tuesday 12th January

English

WALT: use similes in our descriptive writing.

This week we are going to be looking at some dragon stories! Have a look at the following story called ‘George and the Dragon.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9nAvl8uuw

Think about the work we did on similes yesterday. I would like you think of lots of similes to describe the dragon in this story. Choose different parts of his body to describe. Write your sentences in your blue home learning book. There is a picture of him below to help you. Here are some examples of sentences using similes.

The dragon’s teeth were jagged like knives.

He was as huge as a mountain.

The dragon breathed flames as hot as the sun.

George and Dragon Picture

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

You will be looking at a set of new phonemes. Today we are beginning with ‘ay.’

Read the flashcards and sort the words into real and fake.

ay flashcards real and fake

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Can you spell the words with the alternative ‘ow’ sound?

alternative spellings for ow

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Can you help Mr Whoops to spell the ‘wr’ words correctly? The challenge at the bottom of the sheet asks for the two words Mr Whoops has not muddled up. You will find these on this week’s spelling list!!

Mr. Whoops Juggling Muddle wr

 

Maths/ICT

WALT: revise half turns, quarter turns and full turns.

Activity 1

Please click on the link below to a Purplemash activity about quarter turns, half turns and full turns. The login screen should appear when you press the link. The login details were sent to you securely last week via ParentMail.

The link could potentially take you to a page that has ‘Find my school’s login page’, click on this and start typing Buckstones. Click on Buckstones School and then click ‘Go to school portal’. This should then take you to the login page as above.

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/maths/maths_measure_y2_wk6_q5

Answer the 10 questions and repeat to get 10/10!

 

Activity 2

Please click on the link below to an Espresso activity about quarter turns, half turns and full turns. The login screen should appear when you press the link. Again, the login details were sent via ParentMail.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/activity/item904819/grade1/module883106/index.html

Answer the 8 questions and repeat to get 8/8!

 

R.EMother Teresa

WALT: recall some of the facts about the life of an inspirational person.

You had some really fantastic ideas for who your inspirational people were. Today we are going to have a look at the life of a famous inspirational woman called Mother Teresa. Have a look at the following Powerpoint.

Mother Teresa Powerpoint

Activity– Make a poster showing what you have learned about Mother Teresa. It can include drawings, facts about her life and your opinion of her .

Wednesday 13th January

English

WALT: review a dragon story

I would like you to listen to another dragon story; the story of Saint George and the Dragon. This is a re-telling of a famous legend from long ago. Get yourselves comfy. It lasts for 15 minutes!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH6zsqdlD1Y

Then complete the book review sheet below, giving your opinions of the story

Book Review

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Read the postcard out loud carefully to your grown up and highlight all of the ‘ay’ words.

ay Phoneme Spotter Postcard

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

We are looking at the alternative spellings for ‘oy’. Log on to PhonicsPlay and complete the Phoneme Spotter, the Word Sort and the Best Bet activities.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-oi

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Choose 4 of this week’s wr spellings and write a clear definition for each one. Remember, a definition explains clearly what the word means. Write them like this:

wrist– This is the joint connecting the hand with the arm.

wriggle– This means to twist and turn with sudden movements.

Maths

WALT: understand how to rotate an object.

We are going to look at rotations today. 

Have a look at the Powerpoint Presentation below.

Lesson Presentation Robin Rotations

Complete the follow up activity sheet.

Animals Turning Clockwise or Anti Clockwise

Science

WALT: recognize that we can change the shape of certain materials.

Our next lesson is taken from the National Oak Academy. It is all about how we can change the shape of materials. The teacher suggests that you have a sock, elastic band and sponge and another object of your own choice. You can add more of your own objects if you wish. Record your answers in your blue book or use the grid below if you wish.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-the-shape-of-solid-objects-be-changed-74uk2c?step=2&activity=video

Changing Materials Grid

 

Thursday 14th January

English

WALT: read and understand a text.

Have a go at the following comprehension about Saint George and the Dragon. Choose from the one, two, three star challenges.

George And The Dragon

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Complete the ‘ay’ spelling sheet.

Find and write the ay Words

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Log on to PhonicsPlay and choose Phase 5 Tricky Word Trucks. Practise reading the words from Phase 5a and 5b.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/tricky-word-trucks

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Complete the wr wordsearch

Wordsearch wr

Maths

WALT: show our learning on position, movement and direction.

Position, Movement and Direction- to complete this unit of work, make a poster of everything you have learned over the past few days. You might want to include new words you have learned and pictures to show what they mean.

e.g you might want to include some of the following

  • drawings of shapes with right angles/ no right angles
  • a map of a village with lots of right angled corners
  • the compass points
  • a picture showing clockwise and anti-clockwise
  • objects rotating in quarter/ half turns

To complete your learning on position, movement and direction, you can click on the link below to an Espresso activity about direction and turns by doing a ‘Line Dance’. The login screen should appear when you press the link. Remember, the login details were sent securely in ParentMail.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item883139/grade1/module883106/index.html?source=search-all-all-all-all&source-keywords=line%20dance

Watch the video and join in with the moves working out the right way to turn and which direction you should be facing. Enjoy!

Science

WALT: understand the elasticity of certain materials.

Today we are going to be continuing our work on changing materials. Please follow the lesson on Oak Academy below. It is suggested that you have a cloth, an elastic band or hairband, a piece of paper and a plastic/carrier bag.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-material-is-the-stretchiest-c9jp8e

Once you have completed the video, please draw your results showing the least elastic to most elastic objects in order.

Story

Are you ready to hear another dragon story? Listen to another wonderful story called ‘The Paper Bag Princess’. I think you will find it really funny!!

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

 

Friday 15th January

Maths: working towards multiplication

WALT: add equal groups

Today I would like you to watch the following presentation and complete the activity. This is the start of our unit of work on multiplication. In these ‘White Rose’ lessons over the next couple of weeks, it is probably a good idea to have the activity sheet in front of you, as often the voice will ask you to complete certain questions half way through the presentation!! I realize that printing out the sheets is not an option for everyone, but you could still open up the activity sheet on screen and record the answers in your blue book wherever possible.

https://vimeo.com/488110327 

Add Equal Groups

Phonics

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Today you are learning the ‘ou’ phoneme. Play Read and Roll. Read the words until you are really confident with them.

Read And Roll The Dice ou

Mrs Kulczycki’s Group

Today we are looking at the different ways of spelling the ‘ar’ sound. Read the following diary extract and highlight the ‘ar’ sounding words. Be careful. There are some tricky ones!!

ar Phoneme Spotter

Mrs Joyce’s Group

Revise gn, kn and wr spellings from the past two weeks and fill in the missing words on the activity sheet.

Activity Missing Words kn gn wr

Art- Dragons!!!

Create a drawing or a painting or collage of a dragon! Think about all of the different dragons we have heard about this week in our dragon stories. Use whatever materials you have at home. There are some lovely ideas on Pinterest. We would love to see your art work!!!

          Paper Roll Dragon Craft | Fire Breathing Dragon      Chinese dragons

Afternoon Activities

Music

This afternoon we are going to be looking at different ways of using your voice. Click on the link below and have fun!!!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-different-ways-to-use-your-voice-6wrk8

If you need to complete any of this week’s learning activities, you could do these now.

Also you can reward yourself with some Golden Time at home this afternoon! Well done!!

Next week’s spellings

Rockets (Mrs Joyce) Spring 1 Week 3 Rockets soft c

Comets (Mrs Kulczycki)  Spring 1 Week 3 Comets oo ue

Stars (Miss Ewbank)  Spring 1 Week 3 Stars ay

Have a great weekend everyone. Take care.

Love from Mrs Joyce and Mrs Kulczycki

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Wednesday 6th January

English

Tomorrow you are going to write a recount of Christmas Day! Today you need to plan your writing in a series of 6 pictures to help you remember the order in which things happened. Use the grid to help you. Draw a picture in each section. If you are unable to print the grid, you can draw one in your blue home learning book.

Christmas Recount Plan

 

Phonics/Spelling  (15 minutes session)

Mrs Joyce’s Group- kn, gn

Find the missing word activity. See below

Activity Sheet Find The Missing Word Gn Kn

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Phase 4 Practise reading the sentences clearly and loudly. See below

Phase 4 Read The Sentences

Mrs Kulczycki’s group

Alternative spellings for oo. Read the ‘Make a cool air balloon’ text. Highlight any ‘oo’ sounding words. Remember they will not just be spelt ‘oo’, for example you could highlight the ‘ue’ in glue. See below.

Oo Phoneme Spotter

 

Maths

On Monday we looked at full turns, half turns and quarter turns, clockwise and anti-clockwise. If you need a bit of revision have a look again at the ‘Mend the Quilt’ presentation that we looked at in school.

Lesson Presentation Mend The Quilt

Don’t forget on any of the Powerpoint Presentations, you will need to click ‘Enable Editing’ and then click on ‘Slide Show’ and then click on ‘From the Beginning.’

Today you are going to learn about moving in straight lines. Read the presentation ‘Lovely Lines’, then complete the one star and/or the two -star activity. Parents please choose which is most suitable for your child.

Lesson Presentation Lovely Lines

Activity Sheet Lovely Lines

 

Science

On Monday we started our new topic on ‘Materials’ and looked in the classroom to see what different objects are made out of. Today I would like you to have a look outside to see what different objects you can find and decide what material they are made from. Make a list of what you find and what it is made from, using the sheet below or you can draw your own chart in your blue home learning book.

Out And About Activity Sheet

 

Thursday 7th January

Remember to have your spelling test today and make sure you have completed your spelling sentences.

English

Today I would like you to write your piece of news about Christmas Day. Remember to tell the events in the order that they happened. Use your planning sheet from yesterday to remind you. I would like you to think about some of the English skills that you have developed so far and I have included a list of things to include in your writing. Don’t forget to tick off what you have managed to achieve in your writing.

Christmas Holiday Recount

Phonics/Spelling (15 minutes session)

We have come across a potential issue, where the Phonics Play links don’t take you directly to the correct page and you may see an error message 404. To avoid this issue, please can you click on the following phonics play link first https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/, then login to the website and then only when you are logged in, please return to this page and press the link for your child below. Sorry for any inconvenience x

Mrs Joyce’s Group-

See how well you can write this week’s spellings showing the instrokes and the outstrokes as shown on the sheet below. Write the words straight into your blue home learning book.

Handwriting Gn Kn

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Log on to Phonics Play using the login details sent via Parentmail and sort the real and fake words. Choose CCV and CCVC words set 1-7.

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

Mrs Kulczycki’s group

Log on to Phonics Play using the login details sent via Parentmail

You are looking at alternative spellings for oo. Using the link below, complete the ‘Word sort’ and have a look at the ‘Best Bet.’

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/alt-spellings-oo

 

Maths

Let’s see how good you are at giving directions to a grown up to move across a treasure map, using the words right turn, left turn, quarter turn, half turn, forwards and backwards. Use the Treasure Island Board Game and instructions provided or you could make up a simple treasure map of your own and use counters for objects. Remember it will need to be a grid, made up of squares. The emphasis here is using the correct mathematical language.

Treasure Island Game Board

 

R.E

Today I would like you to think of an inspirational person that you admire. It could be a sports person, a movie star, a historical figure, an author or a family member. Draw a picture of the person and brainstorm as many words as you can around the picture to describe that person e.g strong, adventurous, brave, funny etc. Think about why you chose this person, why they inspire you and how they make you feel.

 

Friday 8th January

English

Have a look at the New Year comprehension. Parents, there are one star, two star and three star activities. Choose the one that is most suitable for your child.

If you cannot print out, please do not worry, write the answers in your blue home learning book.

Happy New Year

Phonics/Spelling

 Mrs Joyce’s Group-

Read the story of the Knight and the Gnome. Highlight words containing kn and gn. If you are unable to print, write the kn and gn words you have found into your home learning books.

The Knight And The Gnome

Miss Ewbank’s Group

Complete the Phase 4 Phonics Mat 1 (There are 5-just do the first one!!)

Phase 4 Activity Mats

Mrs Kulczycki’s group

Complete the oo/ew spelling sheet below.

Colour By Spelling Oo

Maths

Today you are going to look at right angles. Watch the presentation ‘Right Angled Clocks’. Then complete the activity. There are one star, two star and three star challenges. Parents, choose which is best for your child.

Lesson Presentation Right Angled Clocks

Activity Sheet Right Angled Clocks

Right Angle Finders

Afternoon Activities

P.E

Make sure you have some time to exercise, enjoy a walk or dance!!

Also you can reward yourself with some Golden Time at home! Well done!!

Next week’s spellings

Rockets (Mrs Joyce)    Spring 1 Week 2 Rockets wr

Comets (Mrs Kulczycki)    Spring 1 Week 2 Comets oa o-e

Stars (Miss Ewbank)     Spring 1 Week 2 Stars Blends

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Take care.

Love from Mrs Joyce and Mrs Kulczycki

 

 

 

Year 2 Timetable. Remember you can do the daily activities in whichever order is best for you.

Monday English BREAK Maths Phonics LUNCH Reading IT/Science
Tuesday English BREAK Maths/ICT Phonics LUNCH Reading R.E
Wednesday
English BREAK Maths Phonics LUNCH Reading Science
Thursday English BREAK Maths Phonics LUNCH Reading Science
Friday Maths BREAK Art Phonics LUNCH Reading Music Golden Time