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Friday 12th February

A huge well done for you hard work this half term! Take a look at some of your work on our 'Celebrating our work page'. 

Subject Task and Online Resources      
Maths

Please start your Maths learning with some quick mental arithmetic. If you have access to a PC/tablet, this should be using the 'daily 10' activity (see link) Please focus on level 1 or level 2- the idea is that your children are able to solve these problems quickly and fluently not for them to need a lot of support.  

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks 

 

 

This half term we have been looking a lot at 2-digit numbers .Children in year 2 should be able to recognise number words, therefore today we will be practising writing some number words up to 100. Have a go at the activity below and then play ‘Number Words  Fruit Splat’ https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/early-math/number-words-fruit-splat-game/   

RWI

Reading

Please watch a RWI video (set 2 or set 3). These will be similar to what your child would be doing in school. If your child knows the sound, please still do the lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/playlists 

 

In addition to this, 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics' is a great way to support phonics learning and is something that the children enjoy in school. 

https://www.youtube.com/c/MrTsPhonics/videos

 

Log into Oxford Owl -  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Go to the top right hand corner to log in and use the following username and password:

 

Username: Mapledene2

Password: Year2

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on.  Pick a book you would like to read- in school we would normally spend 3-5 days on the same book to develop fluency, try doing this at home too. You could spend the first lesson just looking at story/speedy green/ red words and then read the actual text on the days that follow. 

 

 

English option 1

This week we would like to give you the choice about what work you produce in English- there are two options for you to choose from.

 If you have been working towards your alternative story to ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by creating your pictures of the contrasting habitats each week, then it would be lovely if you could use those to write your own version of the story. You could even record it like we are and send it to us to watch! You will need to think of your character first who will travel around the world and see what the humans have been doing to destroy the habitats. Our character at school is called Eco Eva. 

 Eco Eva has visited all of the places that we have learnt about (the local area in the UK, the polar regions and the ocean.) She decides that she needs to do something to help humans understand how they can take better care of the environment.  Each day we are going to put all of the ideas from our previous weeks’ learning into writing some texts to go with our pictures to explain what Eva saw and said about where she visited. 

Watch the video to see some of our work at school so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLdi7kbsp1w

 

If you would like to produce your own story, focus on a bit each day. Why not create a simple story plan to map out the event? You can write your story on paper or you can write it (neatly) on to your pictures. Have a look at one of the pages we have done at school to show you what this could look like.  

English option 2 Look at the video about sentence types again.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_exF2Pn0M&t=166s&safe=true Take a look at the sentence types challenge activity- have a go at rearranging the words in the sentences to make a certain sentence type.  
RE

Today we are thinking about teamwork. In the Church, there are many important roles - similar to in a school. Discuss what school would be like without:

*Teachers

*The head teacher

*Children

*Teaching assistants

*Lunch staff

*Cleaners

*Parents

How do all of these people work together and rely on each other in order to have a school that is a success?

Reward time

As you have all worked so hard this half term (and no behaviour points have been obtained) it is reward time for the rest of the afternoon. Do whatever makes you happy (parents you too). You have all earnt it :) 

 

Thursday 11th February

Miss Ellgood enjoyed seeing some of you on Zoom yesterday and was very impressed with how you answered questions from the non-fiction book!

Subject Task and Online Resources      
Maths

Please start your Maths learning with some quick mental arithmetic. If you have access to a PC/tablet, this should be using the 'daily 10' activity (see link) Please focus on level 1 or level 2- the idea is that your children are able to solve these problems quickly and fluently not for them to need a lot of support.  

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks 

Today we are going to be doing some problem solving with two-digit numbers. Take a look at the activity below. You have been given 3 number cards- the challenge is to see how many different two-digit numbers you can make with those cards. Then have a go at answering the questions about the numbers that you have made. If you finish you could pick 3 more digits to have a go with! The game below is a good way of introducing you to the activity, you have to use all of the beads on the abacus and re-arrange them in different ways to make different numbers so do try that first.  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/bead-numbers 

 

RWI

Reading

Please watch a RWI video (set 2 or set 3). These will be similar to what your child would be doing in school. If your child knows the sound, please still do the lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/playlists 

 

In addition to this, 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics' is a great way to support phonics learning and is something that the children enjoy in school. 

https://www.youtube.com/c/MrTsPhonics/videos

 

Log into Oxford Owl -  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Go to the top right hand corner to log in and use the following username and password:

 

Username: Mapledene2

Password: Year2

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on.  Pick a book you would like to read- in school we would normally spend 3-5 days on the same book to develop fluency, try doing this at home too. You could spend the first lesson just looking at story/speedy green/ red words and then read the actual text on the days that follow. 

 

 

English option 1

This week we would like to give you the choice about what work you produce in English- there are two options for you to choose from.

 If you have been working towards your alternative story to ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by creating your pictures of the contrasting habitats each week, then it would be lovely if you could use those to write your own version of the story. You could even record it like we are and send it to us to watch! You will need to think of your character first who will travel around the world and see what the humans have been doing to destroy the habitats. Our character at school is called Eco Eva. 

 Eco Eva has visited all of the places that we have learnt about (the local area in the UK, the polar regions and the ocean.) She decides that she needs to do something to help humans understand how they can take better care of the environment.  Each day we are going to put all of the ideas from our previous weeks’ learning into writing some texts to go with our pictures to explain what Eva saw and said about where she visited. 

Watch the video to see some of our work at school so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLdi7kbsp1w

 

If you would like to produce your own story, focus on a bit each day. Why not create a simple story plan to map out the event? You can write your story on paper or you can write it (neatly) on to your pictures. Have a look at one of the pages we have done at school to show you what this could look like.  

English option 2

Today we will be looking at sentence types. Watch the video of Miss Ellgood explaining the what is meant by: 

Statement sentences 

Question sentences 

Command sentences 

Exclamation sentences 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_exF2Pn0M

 

Task 1: Look at the statement and question sentences on the activity below. Add the correct punctuation (?/!/.) 

 

Task 2: Look at the poster. Find and copy  one example of each sentence type from the poster. 

PE

Let’s warm up today with Miss Ellgood’s new dance. 

This week is the last chance you have to complete the activities from your circuits. If you have been having a go at these each week, well done 😊  

Target aim (throw something into a hoop/ a different target...be creative!) See how many you get in. 

*Sit ups 

*Catches (beanbag/ball or whatever you have access to) this could be how many catches you can do by yourself or with someone else.  

*Shuttle runs (see how many times you can run from one marker to another (this can be done in a small space). Don’t forget to ‘pivot’ when you are turning. 

Just like last week, record how many you did of each and complete the following sentences: 

‘The activity I have improved at the most is _______’. 

‘The activity that I need a bit more practise with is _______.’ 

‘My favourite circuit activity was _______’. 

At the end of the session make sure you cool down.  

 Old Town Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?  One Love:  v=gNdk4S1MrUI 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWOpQQ5jCYQ 

Music

Watch the video ‘Whistle stop tour of the orchestra’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08k41vv and complete the activity below

 

  

 

Can't stop the feeling

Wednesday 10th February

Miss Ellgood is looking forward to seeing some of you at 10:15am on Zoom.. we will be looking at a non-fiction book about animals together today. Please try log in promptly to avoid disrupting the session. Please have a pencil and paper ready. 

 

Subject Task and Online Resources      
Maths

Please start your Maths learning with some quick mental arithmetic. If you have access to a PC/tablet, this should be using the 'daily 10' activity (see link) Please focus on level 1 or level 2- the idea is that your children are able to solve these problems quickly and fluently not for them to need a lot of support.  

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks 

 

Warm up your brain and body with this bonkers Go Noodle dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ldz0POzBoU  

Today we are going to be completing some more number problems. For these you will need some dominoes (if you do not have real dominoes then download the ones below). Have a go at the number problems uploaded below- this will require you to use your knowledge of odd and even numbers as well as different ways to make numbers. Remember to use a strategy that suits you when trying to make different numbers- using counters/coins/objects could help you with this! 

 

 

RWI

Reading

Please watch a RWI video (set 2 or set 3). These will be similar to what your child would be doing in school. If your child knows the sound, please still do the lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/playlists 

 

In addition to this, 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics' is a great way to support phonics learning and is something that the children enjoy in school. 

https://www.youtube.com/c/MrTsPhonics/videos

 

Log into Oxford Owl -  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Go to the top right hand corner to log in and use the following username and password:

 

Username: Mapledene2

Password: Year2

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on.  Pick a book you would like to read- in school we would normally spend 3-5 days on the same book to develop fluency, try doing this at home too. You could spend the first lesson just looking at story/speedy green/ red words and then read the actual text on the days that follow. 

 

 

English option 1

This week we would like to give you the choice about what work you produce in English- there are two options for you to choose from.

 If you have been working towards your alternative story to ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by creating your pictures of the contrasting habitats each week, then it would be lovely if you could use those to write your own version of the story. You could even record it like we are and send it to us to watch! You will need to think of your character first who will travel around the world and see what the humans have been doing to destroy the habitats. Our character at school is called Eco Eva. 

 Eco Eva has visited all of the places that we have learnt about (the local area in the UK, the polar regions and the ocean.) She decides that she needs to do something to help humans understand how they can take better care of the environment.  Each day we are going to put all of the ideas from our previous weeks’ learning into writing some texts to go with our pictures to explain what Eva saw and said about where she visited. 

Watch the video to see some of our work at school so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLdi7kbsp1w

 

If you would like to produce your own story, focus on a bit each day. Why not create a simple story plan to map out the event? You can write your story on paper or you can write it (neatly) on to your pictures. Have a look at one of the pages we have done at school to show you what this could look like.  

English option 2

Watch the cartoon about contractions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJyy4A-rjB4  A contraction is a word made by shortening and combining two words. Words like can't (can + not), don't (do + not), and I've (I + have) are all contractions. People use contractions in both speaking and writing.  

Task 1: Look at the sentences from the book ‘A Tale of Two Feathers’ and circle any contractions that you can see. 

Task 2: Match the words with their correct contractions. 

Extension: Have a go at writing your own sentence with some of today’s contractions in

ICT

Visual blocks are what we have been working on for the last few weeks. Today we would like you to have another go at the coding activity from last week. Remember- if you don't get it right first time then persevere and try and see where you went wrong (de-bug the algorithm).

 

https://www.codeforlife.education/rapidrouter/1/#myModal  

Art Today you are going to have a go at sketching a garden bird (hopefully you saw some during your bird spotting!) Use the video to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woj9Iy8Cd38&safe=true  

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Tuesday 9th February

Miss Ellgood is looking forward to seeing some of you on Zoom tomorrow! You should have received the details in an email.

.

 

Subject Task and Online Resources      
Maths

Please start your Maths learning with some quick mental arithmetic. If you have access to a PC/tablet, this should be using the 'daily 10' activity (see link) Please focus on level 1 or level 2- the idea is that your children are able to solve these problems quickly and fluently not for them to need a lot of support.  

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks 

Warm your brain and body up with this 'Count back from 100' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jMmZaFvRpE

Today we will be using our knowledge of number to help solve ‘I’m thinking of a number’ problems.  Before you do the activity below, have a go at the online game. You may wish to spend all of your maths session on this instead of completing the printable activity, if so then try at least one from each category (within 10, within 25, within 100).  Jotting down what you know will help you figure out what the correct numbers are. E.g. if it says it’s an even number under 20...write down all of the numbers that it could be before revealing the next clue.  

  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=ThinkingOfANumberv3 

You could also have a go with your grown up at describing a number to them.

 

RWI

Reading

Please watch a RWI video (set 2 or set 3). These will be similar to what your child would be doing in school. If your child knows the sound, please still do the lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/playlists 

 

In addition to this, 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics' is a great way to support phonics learning and is something that the children enjoy in school. 

https://www.youtube.com/c/MrTsPhonics/videos

 

Log into Oxford Owl -  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Go to the top right hand corner to log in and use the following username and password:

 

Username: Mapledene2

Password: Year2

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on.  Pick a book you would like to read- in school we would normally spend 3-5 days on the same book to develop fluency, try doing this at home too. You could spend the first lesson just looking at story/speedy green/ red words and then read the actual text on the days that follow. 

 

 

English option 1

This week we would like to give you the choice about what work you produce in English- there are two options for you to choose from.

 If you have been working towards your alternative story to ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by creating your pictures of the contrasting habitats each week, then it would be lovely if you could use those to write your own version of the story. You could even record it like we are and send it to us to watch! You will need to think of your character first who will travel around the world and see what the humans have been doing to destroy the habitats. Our character at school is called Eco Eva. 

 Eco Eva has visited all of the places that we have learnt about (the local area in the UK, the polar regions and the ocean.) She decides that she needs to do something to help humans understand how they can take better care of the environment.  Each day we are going to put all of the ideas from our previous weeks’ learning into writing some texts to go with our pictures to explain what Eva saw and said about where she visited. 

Watch the video to see some of our work at school so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLdi7kbsp1w

 

If you would like to produce your own story, focus on a bit each day. Why not create a simple story plan to map out the event? You can write your story on paper or you can write it (neatly) on to your pictures. Have a look at one of the pages we have done at school to show you what this could look like.  

English option 2

Have a go at the comprehension activity for ‘A Tale of Two Feathers’ on page 8 (or page 10 if you would like a challenge). Remember to find the answers in the text and underline them when you have to help you to write your answers. with the words from the word bank. Parents please make sure your child is reading this activity themselves where possible. 

Geography

 

oday we will be doing some field work in geography. Take a look at what this means in this video. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqj3n9q/articles/zr6nscw  

The fieldwork that we would like you to do is an RSPB birdwatch activity. 

  • Count the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony*. Ignore any birds that are still in flight. To avoid double-counting, just record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time – not a running total. 
    *This year our advice is to take part in the safety of your own home. This could include a birdwatch from your window if you overlook a green space. 

  • Submit your results online: You can submit your results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch from 29 January until 19 February. 

Obviously you don’t have to submit your results but it would be great to share them with your friends. 

 

We can record our findings on the Big Garden Bird Identification sheet below. 

 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/ 

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Monday 8th February

 

 

Subject Task and Online Resources      
Maths

Please start your Maths learning with some quick mental arithmetic. If you have access to a PC/tablet, this should be using the 'daily 10' activity (see link) Please focus on level 1 or level 2- the idea is that your children are able to solve these problems quickly and fluently not for them to need a lot of support.  

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks 

 

Let’s warm our brain up by counting in 10’s- this will help with your learning today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CEOlAOGas&safe=true  

Today we are going to be rounding to the nearest 10. Watch the video about doing this using a number line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMdck80SHnw&safe=true  

Have a go at the activity below. Look at the number lines and plot the number given. Identify whether this is nearer to the multiple of 10 below or above. 

Consolidate your learning by playing the game below. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding 

 

RWI

Reading

Please watch a RWI video (set 2 or set 3). These will be similar to what your child would be doing in school. If your child knows the sound, please still do the lesson.

https://www.youtube.com/c/RuthMiskinTrainingEdu/playlists 

 

In addition to this, 'Mr Thorne Does Phonics' is a great way to support phonics learning and is something that the children enjoy in school. 

https://www.youtube.com/c/MrTsPhonics/videos

 

Log into Oxford Owl -  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Go to the top right hand corner to log in and use the following username and password:

 

Username: Mapledene2

Password: Year2

 

Select 'Read Write Inc eBook library' and select the level (colour) your child is on.  Pick a book you would like to read- in school we would normally spend 3-5 days on the same book to develop fluency, try doing this at home too. You could spend the first lesson just looking at story/speedy green/ red words and then read the actual text on the days that follow. 

 

 

English option 1

This week we would like to give you the choice about what work you produce in English- there are two options for you to choose from.

 If you have been working towards your alternative story to ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ by creating your pictures of the contrasting habitats each week, then it would be lovely if you could use those to write your own version of the story. You could even record it like we are and send it to us to watch! You will need to think of your character first who will travel around the world and see what the humans have been doing to destroy the habitats. Our character at school is called Eco Eva. 

 Eco Eva has visited all of the places that we have learnt about (the local area in the UK, the polar regions and the ocean.) She decides that she needs to do something to help humans understand how they can take better care of the environment.  Each day we are going to put all of the ideas from our previous weeks’ learning into writing some texts to go with our pictures to explain what Eva saw and said about where she visited. 

Watch the video to see some of our work at school so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLdi7kbsp1w

 

If you would like to produce your own story, focus on a bit each day. Why not create a simple story plan to map out the event? You can write your story on paper or you can write it (neatly) on to your pictures. Have a look at one of the pages we have done at school to show you what this could look like.  

English option 2

This week we will be learning about birds in local habitats and we will be looking at a story called ‘A Tale of Two Feathers’ in our English lessons. 

 

Watch the video of ‘A Tale of Two Feathers’ read by Miss Ellgood (or read the Powerpoint yourself) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYCy3h03Xak. Discuss the new vocabulary ‘diurnal’ and ‘nocturnal’ Animals that are diurnal are usually awake and active during the day. Nocturnal animals are usually awake and active during the night. Have a go at the activity about diurnal and nocturnal animals by reading the text and filling in the blanks with the words from the word bank. Parents please make sure your child is reading this activity themselves where possible. 

Geography

 

Today we are going to be doing some map work. 

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqj3n9q/articles/zjd66v4 and complete the symbols activity. 

On the activity uploaded below. look at the map of the area around school. Find and circle the following: 

  • Our school 

  • A park 

  • A doctor’s surgery 

  • A shop  

Can you see your road? If you can draw a house symbol on the map. Where do you think St Giles Church should be on the map? Maybe you could take a walk and have a look! 

PSHE

Watch and discuss the video of the story Wilfred Gordon MacDonald Partridge by Mem Fox 

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

Year 2 English 8.2.21 (to be referred to all week)

Year 2 8.2 .21 A Tale of Two Feathers story

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