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Week 2 - 27.4.20

Year 2 - Summer Week 2 27.4.20


Passports Please!


This week we are going to continue to virtually visit a country in the United Kingdom - Scotland. We are going to be watching short film clips and looking at photographs to help us learn about this amazing country, neighbouring England. 



It was lovely to speak to so many of you last week, hopefully those I will be able to speak to those I wasn't able to catch very soon! It sounds like everyone had fabulous Easters, enjoying much time in the sunshine and taking part in very exciting egg hunts! After such a lovely break, I know it is hard to get back down to work, but hopefully this week we will all be raring to go again- as I know what fabulous learners you are and how much you usually enjoy a challenge at school! 


I am looking forward to seeing some posts appearing on our school blogging page too! There is a link below to the blogging page and I have put an example on the page from a made up Y2 child, which you can all look at. Please post ANYTHING exciting and interesting you have been up to (not just set school work) - from gardening fun, to baking yummies, to enjoying a bike ride or playing a board game! 


There is also a great times table website we have signed the children up to! It is called TT Rockstars and they are able to select a character and play games, earning points which they can then use to purchase new items for their character - it is a well loved website for many children! Their usernames and passwords are the same as for the blog, as I thought this would make it easier for them to access both. Link to TT Rockstars is below.


Your usernames are your first name, a full stop, then your last name (all lower case). 

Example:    Mrs Gray would be mrs.gray                 Sunny Days would be sunny.days


Your password will be given to you when I call this week.


Speak you you all soon!


Mrs Gray



Start each phonics session by playing some games and reviewing all the graphemes (letter spellings), making all the possible phonemes (sounds).

Username : march20                           Password : home

Spelling Focus: Homophones

their               there               they're


This week focus on using these 3 words in context and practice selecting the correct one. 


there - used to show place.

they're - short for they are (using a contracted apostrophe) 

their - belonging to them 


Take a look at the videos below and then carry out some activities using the 3 spellings and 3 meanings. 

THERE THEIR THEY'RE ~ A fun grammar lesson + a quiz!

Learn the difference between THERE, THEY'RE and THEIR with this fun video.

When to Use They're, Their, or There: Using Homophones for Kids

They're, their, and there. They sound the same, but they are not interchangeable! Learn how they work...


Continue to try to read daily - sharing a range of texts and taking it in turns to read or be read to.


1. Use Oxford Owl - username : holbrooky2          Password: booksy2


2. Use epic - log in using the pupil code -  gyq1829


This week we would like you to continue to explore Scotland and create some kind of promotion for Scotland! You can talk about all of Scotland or you can choose to research a particular place in Scotland, such as Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye or the Orkney Islands.


You could make a poster, a leaflet, a fact file, a PowerPoint or anything else to show off the best of Scotland! 


Here are some examples of other promotion ideas, which you could use...

Scotland Research Videos and Websites

Here are some great videos showing different locations in Scotland and different websites all about Scotland, which will help with your research.

Your Promotion of Scotland 

You can use the templates to help you or you can make up your own template, poster, Power Point or other! 


It has been great to hear that so many of you are practicing your times tables regularly and becoming whizzes at remembering them in random orders too! Remember, the aim is to learn your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. If you become super confident with these, move onto your 3 and 4 times tables too! 

Main Maths Focus - Length

Use the plans and videos produced by White Rose to work on measure - focusing on length. 


Like last week, get measuring around the house!

Measure ideas:

* Guess how long, wide or tall different items are?

* Make up your own unit of measure. For example 'How many teaspoons is the width of the door?' or 'How many 1 pennies long is this pen?'

* Make your own ruler.

* Get the tape measure out and measure big things in the garden.

*  Predict the lengths of items and then measure to check. Make it into a quiz and compare with your family members - who gets the closest guess?

* Measure plants outside each day to see how much they grow - you could put this into a graph!




Art and Design

This week we would like you to focus on your art skills. 

First, we would like you to carry out a...

Material Hunt - Fabrics

Step 1

Collect different fabrics, like clothing, from around the house- make sure there are labels on them. How many materials can you find which have been used to make these fabric items? 


Step 2

Then research where these fabrics are from - what are they made from? How are they made?


Here is an amazing video which shows fabric being made from old plastic bottles!!



Step 3 - Get Creative

Do you have any old clothes around your house or any old material items? Could you recycle any of these items and turn them into something new? 


Here are some ideas. Could you make any of these? 


Practice some weaving, using strips of fabric or thread of some kind...

Have a go at making your own recycled kilts!

Weave with nature and fabric!

Create your own dreamcatcher.

Recycle an old CD to make a weaved decoration.


Oh no! Katie's neighbour's shed has been blown down on the Isle of Struay! Can you help to design and build a new shed?



Which materials could be used? Wood? Metal? Plastic? Paper? Cardboard? Just one material type of a mixture? What about the roof?


What shape could it be? A cylinder? Cube? Cuboid? Pyramid?


Once you have build your shed, could you test it would withstand rain and wind - you could use a hairdryer or fan to test the strength against wind and a watering can to test whether it is waterproof.


Please upload any shed building attempts to your blog as it would be great to see photos and hear whether they successfully withstood the rain and wind! 

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