Home Learning in the event of home isolation
Hello Year 2- hoping you have had a good rest over Christmas and wishing you a happy new year.
I’m so sad to be writing to you rather than seeing you all in class but we must all try our best to look after one another and keep safe. You all worked so hard in school last term- I am so proud of you. I don’t want you to forget what you have learned but I would like you to show people at home how wonderful you are at trying your best and how being in Year 2, we never give up.
Our Heart of Kindness wall is still in school but it would be lovely to hear how kind you have been so we can add your actions to our Heart of Kindness VLE page. Your grown-ups at home will have the biggest smiles when they see your kind little ways. I know – as you always bring a smile to my face when you show kindness to one another in class.
This term we will be reading stories from Roald Dahl. During your snack time start by listening to The Magic Finger by scrolling down below. If you have the book at home- follow as you listen.
Good luck with your home learning- see you soon.
Daily Home Learning Plans to follow:
PE- Fit in at least 30 mins exercise in your day- it could be walking the dog, sit ups and running on spot, hoovering, stepping up and down bottom two steps of the stair 15 times- You Tube Joe Wicks-you decide- as long as you get your heart beating fast – to get the blood pumping- to wake up your brain. … and don’t forget to drink your water afterwards.
English-& handwriting i) correct my Christmas thank you letter with correct punctuation (3 levels- you decide which one you can do) – where do you need to add capital letters (names/ places/ new sentences). How will I end a sentence? (full stop/ question mark/ exclamation mark)
ii) Start to write your own thank you letter to Father Christmas or to a family member for your Christmas gifts on one of the letter templates- don’t forget to include:- joined handwriting, capitals for names, starts of sentences, full stops, ?, commas if listing and or ! to show how you have felt.
Phonics & spelling- at least one completed task IDL cloud using your log in details in reading log.
Maths – i) Use toys or objects around your house and put them into equal groups eg 2 groups of toy cars- 4 in each , three groups of 5 pasta shells – can you use your x tables to count fast in groups eg 5,10,15
ii) Follow video clip and complete White Rose ‘ Make equal groups’ sheet
Science- i) Start our new Science topic on MATERIALS- draw and label all the different materials you can think of- walk round your house to see what things are made from- are there similar things but made from different materials? Eg spoons- wood/ metal/ plastic? How many different types of materials can you find?
ii) Purple Mash – two material games- guess the materials.
Well done children, Mums and Dads for starting your home learning again. The children in class have been working on similar tasks. Work set each day is meant to be completed on the day it is set as part of your hours of education. You do not have to hand it in but if you are really proud of a piece of work and would like to show me, please take a copy and email it in. I'd love to see your best efforts. I can not mark work from home but it would be lovely to see some of what you are doing.
PE- Fit in at least 30 mins exercise in your day
English- ii) finish your thank you letter- re read and improve on your language- improve choice of adjectives/ adverbs/ questions. For example: I slowly peeked open an eye. I was so excited to see crumbly bits of mince pie left on the plate. It meant that you had been. How did you sneak in so quietly?
Handwriting- copy your thank you letter out neatly on special thank you paper attached (Dear Santa)
Phonics & spelling- at least one completed task IDL cloud using your log in details that have been sent to you via Whats App or email.
Maths - ii) Follow video clip and complete White Rose ‘ Add equal groups’ sheet
Religious Education - Special Places introduction –
i) Watch and listen to My Special Space story on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzHsqj9koT0
What special places do you like to sit or play in? Do your parents, brothers , sisters or grandparents have a favourite special place? What do they like about this place and what do they do there.
ii) Use the challenge cards attached to talk about special places first.
iii) Using the senses sheet to tell me where your special place is? You might not think it special but it might be somewhere where you can relax or have fun the most in. Is it under the covers? In the shed? In the garden? At Nanny’s? In the kitchen? What does it look like, smell like, feel like? What can you hear? Why is it special to you? I have a few special places- my bath, my garden, my bed but my favourite place is in the woods with my dog. I take pictures through the year to show how the trees change- it can be smelly when the tractor is muck spreading in the next field but it can smell fresh too when the trees bud and the flowers blossom. It feels cosy when the branches bend over but it can be scary too when shadows are made by the moon if we go on a late walk. I love the sound the trees make when the leaves rustle and I love the silence when no one else is walking through it- just me and Freddie. I can relax here and stop thinking for a while. Tell me about your special place.
PE- Fit in at least 30 mins exercise in your day
English- Watch/ read ‘John Patrick Norman McHennessey’ by John Burningham
This is a story about a little boy who is always late for school. He tells the teacher lots of different excuses- believable or not? After reading this story please think of at least three different reasons why you might be late for school- make wild and wonderful excuses using the conjunctions ‘because’ , ‘but’ and ‘so’.(Remember conjunctions are great words that extend and stretch your sentences in order to give the reader more information and detail about your thoughts) For example:
“John Patrick Norman McHennessey you are late again. Why are you late?”
“I am late Sir because I tripped on a stone and fell down a grid. I tried to climb back out but a slimy slug glued me down so I had the sprinkle my salt and vinegar crisps on him in order to escape.”
Have a go at some excuses – remember to use all three conjunctions –BUT/SO/BECAUSE
Maths – i) Purple Mash- 1) snake game counting in twos (even numbers ending in 02468);
2) odd/even game
ii) Before you watch the maths video on arrays, have a look around your house for things ‘arranged’ in an ‘array’. That means things arranged in rows- for example- a box of eggs is arranged in two rows of three; multipack of sweetcorn arranged in one row of three; a multi buy of toilet roll arranged in three rows of three; Dairy Milk Chocolate bar arranged in three rows of ten squares perhaps/ Have a look what you can find. Follow the video clip and complete White Rose ‘ Make arrays’ sheet . Arrays is short for ‘arrangement’ In maths we arrange objects into equal rows as it is clear and quick to count a bigger number.
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2 lots of 4 or 4 lots of 2 or 2x4 = 4x2
History – Continuing with our Victorian era we are going to find out what Cholera was. This was a disease that killed many people in the 1800s. Watch the two clips below and find out what caused this disease. In class we are going to design posters to warn about Cholera and advise people from the Victorian times what they needed to do in order to survive. You may want to do your own warning poster.
Design Technology- Launch new topic all about puppets.
i) Follow power point slides all about puppets. Which are your favourite types? Do you have any puppets at home? Have you ever been to a puppet show?
iii) Make your own sock puppet- you don’t need to decorate it but you can use a plain sock- a clean one!!- and make it talk- it might read a story to you or tell your family jokes- take a photo of you and your sock puppet and email it to me for our class VLE page- tell me its name, it’s skills, good and bad habits!! (email@example.com,sch.uk)
Have a safe weekend -miss having you in class but take care everyone
Mrs Goulding x