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Week 2 30.3.20

Year 2 - Week 2 30.3.20

Hello and welcome to Week 2. It was lovely to hear so many friendly voices last week, it sounded like everyone had great fun with their home learning. I was impressed to hear some people had made puppet theatres, others had created super then and now posters on a range of topics, from healthcare to sport, and many of you had taken part in the scavenger hunt!  Most importantly, it sounded like everyone had spent a lot of time outdoors, in the glorious sunshine, getting much needed fresh air! 


Again, I would like to reiterate the activities below are suggestions - please don't feel pressured to get everything done or complete activities exactly how they say, we are sure the children are learning many different, equally important life skills being at home - one pupil cooked his own omlette last week! 


Any work you are proud of, please email copies or photos to the school office and I can upload it to the website or twitter to share your hard work. 



Thursday marks the start of the Easter holidays so we'll post some fun stuff for you to do in the Easter folder.  School work will resume on Monday 20th April.  


Mrs Gray



Start each phonics session by reviewing all the graphemes (letter spellings), making all the possible phonemes (sounds). Log into phonics play and play 'Flashcard- Speed Trial' or 'Flashcard - Time Challenge'. Practice ALL


Username : march20

Password : home

Spelling Focus: Doubling the consonant the end of some words to add the suffixes -ing, -est, -er, -ed, -y


The consonant needs to have a vowel in front of it. Can you remember which 5 letters are the consonants? Here is a reminder...


Below is a PowerPoint and a short video to go through the spelling rule of doubling the consonant. 



There are also some activities, which you can print off or get ideas from. 


Continue to try to read for 15 minutes every day - sharing a range of texts and taking it in turns to read or be read to.


1. Use Oxford Owl for their library of free e-books. You can select the age for differing levels of texts and there are non-fiction and fiction to choose from. 


Please use the username : holbrooky2

Password: booksy2


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


This week we would like you to enjoy poetry and have a go at writing your own poem. As spring is here and nature is beginning to flourish all around us, we would like your poem to be about nature found here in the United Kingdom.


Firstly, find the Minibeast Poems book on the Oxford Reading Tree website, read and enjoy the different poems. 


Then have a read of this ladybird poem: 


We would like you to write a poem in the style of the ladybird poem above. Changing the animals and what they see. You don't have to just stick to insects, but can choose other animals too! You could also change the senses, so it is not just what they see, but what they smell, taste, hear or feel. Also please remember poems do not have to rhyme to be great :)


An example could be:

Rabbit, rabbit, what do you smell?

I smell a sweet, ripe carrot popping through the ground.


Fox, fox, what do you hear?

I hear deers running as swiftly as lightening.  (Could you use a simile in yours too?)


Please send any finished poems to the school email address and we can add these to our page! 


The below attachments might help with some ideas.


This week in maths, we would like the children to start by practicing their 2, 10 and 5 times tables. Practice them in order first - 1 x 2, 2 x 2, 3 x 2 then move onto random order 5 x 2, 9 x 2, 2 x 2 


If they are confident with these, they can move onto their 3 time tables.


Here are some great games to practice...

Fraction Work

White Rose is a scheme we use to support our planning at school and they have brought out some excellent plans and activities for home learning.


Start with Year 2 Week 1, as shown below, and work through the days at your own pace. You could continue to work through Week 1 and 2 over the Easter holidays, if the children want more maths work to do! 



Fraction Worksheets 

Some parents asked for worksheets to print off at home as their children wanted to do more. Please don't feel like you need to print these - you might be like me and not actually have a working printer right now!



This week we would like you to focus on animals. 

Start by reviewing how animals are classified, looking at  - mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptile and minibeasts. Use the following BBC website to review the different categories. 

Practice sorting animals into these different categories. You could do this by:


- drawing your own zoo map, with different areas for mammals, reptiles, minibeasts etc and draw the animals you would like to go in each part.


- make salt dough or play dough and create your own animals to sort into groups. 


- use animal toys to sort into groups


- find animal pictures to cut out of magazines or newspapers and sort these


- print the following sorting sheets to complete

If you want to extend your learning further, you could then go on to think about their diet. Are they herbivore (eat just plants), omnivore (eat plants and animals) or carnivore (eat animals).


You could use the same animals as before but this time sort them by diet. 


There are some websites with some great animal games to extend your learning...

Scavenger Hunt 

As the hunt seemed popular last week, we thought we would find another one for you to take part in this week. 

Map Work

At school we practiced mapping out the school and our bedrooms. Whilst the sun is out, can you get outside and make a map of your garden, a local park or even the houses around you? 


Minibeast Art 

There are some great ideas on the following website to create different minibeast art, from symmetrical butterflies, to a creepy crawly collage, to rock bugs. 

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