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Week 4 - 11.5.20

Year 2 - Summer Week 4 - 11.5.20

Hello Year 2,


It's been fantastic to see so many people use the school blog and see all the lovely things you have been doing - from school projects to your own, home projects! It looks like there is a lot of cookery and baking going on, I think you will all be so skilled that you'll be able to open your own bakery by the end of lockdown! 


It's also great to see so many of you enjoying TT Rockstars and it's super to hear that you're learning your times tables so well,  you'll definitely be ready for Year 3 maths. 


What lovely weather we have forecast this weekend, I hope you all manage to get outside and enjoy some of the sunshine. Sounds like many of you have lovely VE day activities planned and I am looking forward to hearing all about your weekends during the next phone call.


Mrs Gray

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This week we are going to find out more the island of Tobago and the Caribbean Islands. 


Phonics and Spellings

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

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Spelling Focus: unusual 'or' spellings

Session 1


Firstly, try and come up with as many words with the 'or' sound as you can. Can you put them in a table, like below? 

      or    /    a      /    au     /      aw     /    oor    /   our  /    ore      

fork   /   walk  /    sauce /      paw   /   poor   /  pour /    more 


How many more can you add? Do you notice anything about the word with the 'a' spelling making the 'or' sound?

Session 2

During this session, I would like you to focus on words with the 'a' spelling used before 'l' or 'll' to make the 'or' sound. 


Read this text and find all the words which use 'a' before 'l' or 'll' to make the 'or' sound...


There was once a very tall man called Mr Chalk who lived with his dog, cat and also a cheeky hamster. Every day, he put on his hat and coat in the hallway, picked up a ball and called,‘Come on, Fido! Its time for your walk.’

Fido and his owner always went the same way so that Mr Chalk could have a talk with his friend Bob at his flower stall in the market. One day, as they passed the old castle walls, they noticed a strange shape stalking along through the grass. Just then, the rain started to fall in enormous splashy drops so they forgot the odd shape and ran to the market hall as fast as they could

Spelling Practice Worksheet - a makes 'or' words

Session 3

During this session, I would like you to focus on words with the 'a' spelling used before 'l' or 'll' to make the 'or' sound. Did you manage to find any of these words during the 1st session? 


Choose 4 or more of the following words use them to come up with some silly sentences. 

Example silly sentence:

Quietly, the warthog hung up its flowery dress after a swarm of bees chased it.. 

Session 4

Today see if you can make your own 'a' before l/ll and 'ar' word search for someone to do! Use any of the words from the last few days...


s w a r m g e c n e
a a e t u f s w f n
m l z w y a i b d c
c w x o u s g g r h
o a k j h o t d a a
s y t e h w a q w i
u s v t c s l i e d
d h r g i e k n r c
i a e i e s c v n b
w s a u i k l a h c

Can you find these words?

warthog, swarm, talk, always, chalk, reward

Session 5

Finally, for the last session, get playing bingo again! 


Choose 6 - 9 of the following words for your own bingo mat. 


Write ALL the words on pieces of paper.


Select one piece of paper at a time...


award, also, dwarf, warn, alright, reward, chalk, swarm, war, already, wardrobe, walk, warm, talk, warmth, all, warning, small warthog, fall, quarter, towards, wart 


Reading is so important at this young age and opens the doors to so many other areas of learning. Continue to share 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 research and explore the Caribbean island! 


Session 1

For the first session, research which animals are found in the Caribbean. My example shows animals found in Trinidad and Tobago, but your spider diagram could be animals found all over the Caribbean. These could include animals found on the other islands, such as St Lucia and Jamaica. 


Session 2

Choose one of your favourite Caribbean animals to explore in detail. During this session, create a fact file on your chosen animal. There is a template below, if you would like to use it, or create your own!

Sessions 3 and 5

Now you have chosen your Caribbean animal, here is your challenge...

Create a piece of work to show case your chosen animal! This could include a poster, a powerpoint, a model, a booklet, a leaflet, a filmed nature report or anything any other ideas! 


Your presentation must tell us about:

- name of the animal

- description

- diet

- habitat

- interesting facts


Here are some ideas...

Session 5

Today your task is to write a letter to someone - it could be a relative, like a cousin, a gran, an uncle, or perhaps a friend near or far! 


Use this list to help you write your letter:

- Dear ____

- Tell them how you and your family are

- Tell them about something exciting you have been up to during the last few weeks

- Tell them something interesting you have learnt about

- Ask them how they are and any other questions you have for them

- Finish your letter with a sentence to let them know you are thinking of them

- From or Love from ____



Could you put the different sections into paragraphs too? 



Continue to practice your times tables. It is great to hear many of you are becoming pros at your 2s, 5s, 10s and more!!

Also, explore these websites to play other maths games to help with your mental maths working out.

Main Maths Focus - Position and Direction

Start each session with a page from the following problem solving powerpoint. There is a page per day and the questions cover a range of maths concepts and ideas. A great way to get the brain working! 


Session 1 

This week we are going to focus on position and direction.

Today focus on reminding yourself what all the direction and position vocabulary means:

forward          left          right          clockwise          anti-clockwise          quarter turn          half turn          rotate                 


Stand up and physically move around and ask other members of your family to move around - give them directions using these words. Ask them to get something (but don't tell them what) direct them to the item using directional language only!


Go through the powerpoint and see if you can work out the answers to the questions...         

Session 2

Hopefully after all your physical practice using the vocabulary in session one, you will be super ready for the work in this session. 



Start with the first powerpoint - a little practice of physically moving!


Then look through the powerpoint, which talks you through quarter and half turns, then have a go at going through these turning questions, thinking carefully about the direction the turn is and how far the turn needs to go. Draw these items and physically turn them to check! 

Session 3

Start today's session by watching the following BBC video and joining in with the direction game - follow the instructions. You can add your own directional instructions at the end too! 

Work through these questions today, thinking carefully about describing the movement and turns the insects have made.

Session 4

Start by watching this great BBC video about directing someone around an assault course. This will be super help when it comes to direction using maps! 

Work through these questions today, carefully describing the route taken to get from one point to another.

Session 5

For the final session, focus on making patterns with shapes. 


Have a look through these sheets and work out what comes next or which shapes are missing. 


Could you use items in your house to make your own repeated pattern? 


Here is a simple game to get you started...



This week we would like you to research life cycles and create some examples of your own.

Here is an example of a life cycle: 

Use the following websites to research what a life cycle is...

Now can you make your own life cycle up - this could be a British animal or an animal from the Caribbean! It could be an type of animal which you find all over the world, like the wonderful life cycle of a butterfly! 



This week we would like you to experiment with dying fabric or paper, using natural ingredients. You could use items from your kitchen or plants from outside! 


Sports Day

Can you set up your own family sports day this week? What races and sporting activities could you include? 


Running? Jumping? Throwing? Balancing? Climbing? Obstacle racing? 

PSHE- Relationships

This term we are looking at different relationships. We usually discuss families first and think about how families can be similar and different. 


Talk about the following as a family:

Who is in your family?

Who is in your immediate family?

Who is in your extended family?

What makes a family?

What terms do we use to call people in the family? (father, dad, step-mum, daughter-in-law, auntie, grandpa etc) 

Are everyone's families the same? differences? similarities? 

How are other families made up? 

Does a family have to be a particular set up? 


At school we would be focusing on the fact families can come in all shapes, colours and sizes, made of all types of different people from all different places! 

Maybe you could draw a picture of your family - immediate or extended! Perhaps you could draw a picture to send to a member of your family who lives somewhere else - a sister in a different city, a grandparent in another country or a step-mum up the road :) 

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