Dalton School Junior Infant And Nursery

From little acorns, mighty oaks will grow

Mayfield Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9HN
Contact: Mrs H Valentine (Office Manager)

01484 538729

office.dalton@kirkleeseducation.uk

EASTER WORK:  There will be no daily work set over the next two weeks. But if you are looking for things to do to keep busy then we will be uploading some ideas for you!

YEAR 2 HOME LEARNING

Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page!

Over the coming weeks, we are going to be uploading daily learning tasks and challenges!  We will provide you with a guide so that you are able to include Maths, English, Spelling, Fitness and either Topic or creative activities into each day.

Support: We don’t want any parents/carers to feel overwhelmed by all of this and we want you to know that we are here to support you in any way that we possibly can.  There is no expectation that all activities are completed- we only want you to cover what feels right for your child and your circumstances 

Keep in touch- we respond to emails on a daily basis Monday-Friday.

And most importantly, we know this is a challenging time, in so many ways.  Please take care and look after yourselves. Love from the Year 2 team.

anna.bradnum@kirkleeseducation.uk

alice.lewis@kirkleeseducation.uk

hannah.bamforth@kirkleeseducation.uk

 

USEFUL WEBSITES:

Double click on the images below to take yourself to the webpage

Reading Eggs

Reading Comprehension and Spelling activities.  We can check your child's progress on here too!

All children have a login for this that has been sent home.  Please contact us if you do not have your log in.

TT Rockstars

Times-tables and multiplication activities.  We can check your children's progress and can adapt activities to match your child's ability.  Children should access the 'room's that say 'teacher set' at the bottom.  

All Y2 children have a login for this that has been sent home.  Please contact us if you do not have your log in.

Numbots

Games and challenges to develop all mathematical concepts. 

Use your TT Rockstars login and password to access the website.

Purple Mash

Computing and digital skills linked to the whole curriculum.  We are setting tasks for you to do on here!  But you can also explore and complete tasks of your own choice!  

P.E. with Joe

Get involved and get active!  Children and parents can join in and start the day off at 9am each day with some exercise. If you miss it, don't worry, as you can watch the recording on Youtube each day.

Phonics Play

This website is giving free access for the time being.  Username: march20  Password: home. 

There are lots of games and fun activities here.  It’s a great site for reminding Year 2 of all the phonemes and graphemes that they should know.

Nessy

This is just for a few children who are working through this programme. 

You already have a password for this if your child uses it.  Contact us if you lose your log in.

 Zumba

Another fun way of getting in a blast of exercise!  Go ahead and try it!  

 

Here's a story for you to enjoy.  'Giraffes Can't Dance' read by Miss Bradnum

REMINDER: Please only put your child's FIRST NAME and CLASS NAME on any work you send in. It just makes it easier for us to share work on the website. Thank you so much. 

Friday 3rd April

GOOD MORNING!  We just wanted to thank you all for all your lovely messages, photos and also for your support.  If your children have managed to do some of the challenges, that is great!  Whatever you have manged to do is absolutely  fine with us and we don't expect many pupils to have done all of it!  We know things will not be easy for many of you right now so sometimes it's just about getting through the day.  We will leave up the last two weeks of work for the majority of the Easter break but will delete it as we put new work on for next half term.  

Fitness: As always, you can try the  Joe Wicks workout. The link is above in the useful websites section. (If you want to do this later in the day then as soon as the workout finishes, you can watch the recording any time!)  It can be hard to start an exercise workout and you may not always feel like it.  BUT once you've done it, you almost always feel amazing!  There is also a link above (in the useful website section) to Zumba Kids 'Move it Move it' which is a fun alternative/extra!  A boy in 2 Bradnum/Lewis class made his own assault course this week!  It looked great fun so maybe some families might like to try this idea out too!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record.  (Your child can read any school book/ book from home/ online book)

Reading Question Of The Day!  Can you retell the story/part of the story in your own words?

Spelling and PhonicsRAINBOW WRITING

Practise writing out some of your spelling words using lots of different colours. You could write them BIG or SMALL. You could see how many times you can write the word in 1 minute. You could cut the letters up and practise building the words. You could use some of the phonics sounds that we have recapped or you could practise some of the spelling words from the list below.
because     really     thought     through     every     should     people     children

If possible, spend some time on Reading Eggs, TTRockstars or Numbots.  It's great to see the progress of those children who have already been accessing these sites.  Most children's passwords were stuck in their yellow Reading Record

English: Create a Magical Potion
Your challenge for today is to create a set of instructions to make your own magical potion. You can use any ingredients that you wish and your potion can have any magical power. Remember to use the non-negotiable to help you with your ideas.  (You could do a picture and sentence for each instruction, like you did yesterday.)

 

Example of work for ideas-- Check out the example for a magic potion

THEN, when you have finished writing yours...

ICT:  Use 2Paint to create a picture of your magical potion!


After writing your instructions, you can then create a picture using Purple Mash to show some of the ingredients or to show what your potion will look like.
We have used this tool before in school so you should know how to change the pens and the colours. I have set this as a 2Do so you will get the alert at the top of the screen as normal. I'm looking forward to seeing some wonderful, magical potions! 

 

Science - Healthy Eating
We have been learning about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. Your challenge for today (or over the weekend) is to get involved with the cooking in your house.
Can you help your family prepare a meal? You could help with chopping, peeling, mixing, stirring or weighing ingredients. You can help to make any quick, easy meal or snack that your family like to eat. You could even do some baking if you have the ingredients at home. I'd love to see some pictures of you being chefs in the kitchen.
Remember that you've got to help wash up and tidy up if you helped to make the food! 
Please be careful if you are using any equipment and only help if an adult is there to supervise you!

Maths:

Lots of you enjoyed yesterday's challenge!  Try out this one today! 

Thursday 2nd April

Fitness: As always, you can try the  Joe Wicks workout. The link is above in the useful websites section. (If you want to do this later in the day then as soon as the workout finishes, you can watch the recording any time!)  It can be hard to start an exercise workout and you may not always feel like it.  BUT once you've done it, you almost always feel amazing!  There is also a link above (in the useful website section) to Zumba Kids 'Move it Move it' which is a fun alternative/extra!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record.  (Your child can read any school book/ book from home/ online book)

Reading questions of the day:  If you were an author, what kind of book would you like to write and why?

If possible, spend some time on Reading Eggs, TTRockstars or Numbots.  It's great to see the progress of those children who have already been accessing these sites.  Most children's passwords were stuck in their yellow Reading Records.

English

 

Yesterday, you mission was to choose an activity to carry put and then draw pictures for each stage of what you did.  

 

Today, it's time to write each instruction to go with each picture.  

 

Think about the word you use to start each instruction with.  Also, make sure that you start each sentence with a capital letter!

Make sure that each instruction makes sense and then end it with a full stop.  

Feel free to email in any completed if you want to share it with us!

There is a word chart below to help you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATHS:

Spelling and Phonics: 

Have a go at the Scrabble Spelling sheet below. We have practised the ie / igh / i-e sound during phonics lessons at school.

Science - Healthy Eating:
We have been learning about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. Use the PowerPoint presentation below to remind you of the different food groups.
Your challenge for today is to create your own healthy menu. You need to include a starter, a main course and a pudding. Can you include all of the different food groups in your menu?


Jokes!

 

If you haven't already, why not write down a good joke to put in your window!  Or why not make your own little joke book!

 

There's loads of jokes for kids online.  Why not 'have  a google' and see what you come up with!.  You could always draw pictures to go with your jokes too!

 

Check out the jokes that Mrs Hirst chose!

 

Wednesday 1st April

Fitness: As always, you can try the  Joe Wicks workout. The link is above in the useful websites section. (If you want to do this later in the day then as soon as the workout finishes, you can watch the recording any time!)  It can be hard to start an exercise workout and you may not always feel like it.  BUT once you've done it, you almost always feel amazing!  There is also a link above (in the useful website section) to Zumba Kids 'Move it Move it' which is a fun alternative/extra!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record.  (Your child can read any school book/ book from home/ online book)

Reading questions of the dayListen to Miss Bradnum's recording of 'Giraffe's Can't Dance'. 

Discussion: If you could write a similar story, what animal would you want to write about?  Why did you choose that animal?

If possible, spend some time on Reading Eggs, TTRockstars or Numbots.  It's great to see the progress of those children who have already been accessing these sites.  Most children's passwords were stuck in their yellow Reading Records.

English:  Instructions

Today's mission will be to draw the stages for some instructions.  You will need to DO the activity you want to write about first.  Here are some ideas of what you could do:

  • How to wash your hands
  • How to make a sandwich
  •  How to make buns/a cake
  • How to bath a dog/How to clean the rabbit cage
  • How to plant a bulb/seed
  • OR ANOTHER IDEA THAT YOU COME UP WITH!

When you have done it, you can draw picture for each stage down the left hand side of your writing book.  See example below!

TOMORROW, we will write the words for the instructions.  We will use the pictures to help us to remember what to do in each stage, a bit like when we draw story maps!

Scroll down for examples of instructions from our lovely teaching assistants: Mrs Brook, Mrs Lancelot and Mrs Hirst!

Here is an example of what you can do in your book after you have done your chosen activity!

  

  • You will need a title
  • You will need a list of what you will need
  • You will need to make a table so that you have boxes to draw the stages of your instructions.  (An adult may help you!)
  • You can then draw a picture for each stage of what you did.
  • We will do the writing for each picture tomorrow!

 

Mrs Brook wrote instructions for washing your hands.  What pictures could you do for each stage if you choose to use this idea for your own instructions?  

 

Maths:  The activity below helps your child to consolidate the link between multiplication and division.  

Spelling and Phonics:

We have set different challenges on Purple Mash. (See useful links below to access the link)
One activity will help you practise the spelling of high frequency words and common exception words.
The other activity consolidates the ou / ow sound that you should already remember.
When you login to Purple Mash you will have an alert at the top of the screen. You will be able to get to the activities by clicking on the alerts.

Music:  Listen to the music of Frederic Chopin, by clicking on this picture link: 

Then complete the task below.

Tuesday 31st March

Fitness: Don't be scared!  Don't give in!  Try the Joe Wicks workout. The link is above in the useful websites section. (If you want to do this later in the day then as soon as the workout finishes, you can watch the recording any time!)  It can be hard to start an exercise workout and you may not always feel like it.  BUT once you've done it, you almost always feel amazing!  Miss Bradnum, Mrs Lewis and Miss Bamforth will do it at home too- if you do!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. As before, please write a comment in your child's reading record. It will be great to see what the children have all been reading when we get back to school.  (Your child can read any school book/ book from home/ online book)

Reading questions of the dayListen to Miss Bradnum's recording of 'Giraffe's Can't Dance'. 

Have you ever read another book where an animal or character is upset about something but is happy at the end?  For example... In 'The Crow's Tale' , the crow is really sad when he gets back from the sun but when he realises hos special he is after the deed he did, he is able to feel happy!

If possible, spend some time on Reading Eggs, TTRockstars or Numbots.  It's great to see the progress of those children who have already been accessing these sites.  Most children's passwords were stuck in their yellow Reading Records.

English:  Below is a comprehension text for you to read.  It is a recipe for making some cupcakes.  If you scroll down, there are some questions to answer about it.  You can answer them in your writing book.  

Parents/ Carers- if you go to the website 'twinkl' and then search for Pudsey Bear Cupcakes, you will find the original comprehension task.  You can set up a free account and download this activity for free, if you want to.  There is an easier example with one star and a harder one with three stars should you want it! 

If you want any help or just want me to send you a copy of it then email anna.bradnum@kirkleeseducation.uk 

It would be no trouble!  :-) 

 

Maths - Today's Maths challenge is all about cracking the code! Answer the division sums to work out the secret code!

Music - Listen again to Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' from yesterday and make up your very own dance to the music. Focus really carefully on how the music makes you feel. If you want to video your dance and email it in, please send it to Miss Bamforth at hannah.bamforth@kirkleeseducation.uk 

Art:  If you haven't done a Flowers Picture for your window then maybe you could make one!  It would be great to see how creative you can be!

Monday 30th March

Fitness: Start the week with the Joe Wicks workout. The link is above in the useful websites section. (If you want to do this later in the day then as soon as the workout finishes, you can watch the recording any time!)  

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record. It will be great to see what the children have all been reading when we get back to school.  

Reading questions of the day:  If you could write a book, what it be about?

Did you know... Miss Bradnum has started reading George's Marvellous Medicine for about the 50th time in her life!  She might record the first chapter for you later today.  Watch this space!

If possible, spend some time on Reading Eggs, TTRockstars or Numbots.  It's great to see the progress of those children who have already been accessing these sites.  Most children's passwords were stuck in their yellow Reading Records.

Spelling and Phonics

Possible Activities:

  • Play snakes and ladders with the board below!
  • Practise sight reading the words so you don't have to sound them out.  How many can you read in a minute?  (If you get to the bottom of the board, go back to the top again)
  • Practise writing the words in your writing book.  
  • Ask a grown up to choose one of the words.  Can you write it down and spell it correctly?
  • I have set you a challenge on Purple Mash.
    The activity consolidates the ie/igh sound that we have already covered in class.
    When you login to Purple Mash you will have an alert at the top of the screen. You will be able to get to the activity by clicking on the alert.

Friday, 27th March 

Fitness: Start the day right again with the Joe Wicks workout. The link is above in the useful websites section. 

 

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. 

Reading questions of the day: What is your favourite book and why?

Did you know... Miss Bamforth's favourite book is 'The Queen's Hat' by Steve Anthony because she loves how it gives the reader a tour of different landmarks in London as you read the story. Look out for the butler who chases the Queen throughout the story!

PLEASE  SEE THE ATTACHED VIDEO OF A LADY READING THIS BOOK. 

Please write a comment in your child's reading record. 

 

 

 

English: Your job today is to continue with your diary entry that you started writing yesterday. If you have finished this, have a go at writing yours up in best and draw some pictures to go with your diary. Remember, we will be looking to make sure that all of your letters are formed correctly and that you are joining them up neatly. See the attached document with the instructions for writing your diary. 

Spelling: Today’s challenge is all about making words!
Extra challenge - Can you put your words into silly sentences? 

Maths:  Today's challenge is looking at partitioning 2-digit numbers. Please see the attached document and video tutorial with your full instructions.

P.S - Check out Mrs Lancelot's video of her active Maths starter!

Topic: Today's topic is linked to your very own family! Check out the document below to see what's in store today. 

The Paper Bag Princess- A bedtime story (read by Miss Bradnum)

NEW WINDOW CHALLENGE!  FUNNY FACES IN YOUR WINDOW!  HERE IS MRS'S BROOK'S! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOURS!

 

Day 4 - Thursday, 26th March

Fitness: Don't forget to check out the Joe Wicks workout. Link is above in the useful websites section.

 

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today.

Reading question of the day: Does your story remind you of a different story that you have read?

Is one of the characters similar to one you have read about before? Is the setting of the story the same as one you have read before? 

Did you know... Miss Butler was reading 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. She said that this reminded her of Little Red Riding Hood because they are both set in a forest. 

Please write a comment in your child's reading record. 

 

Maths: Today's challenge is looking at odd and even numbers. Please see the document attached and poster to help you.

English: You task today is to bring your story map to life and have a go at writing your own diary entry! Please see the attached document with your instructions. 

THIS SHEET MIGHT HELP YOU WITH SOME WORDS THAT YOU COULD USE.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE.  DON'T FORGET THAT YOU HAVE 2 DAYS TO DO YOURS!

Topic: Please see the attached document with instructions for today's Topic!

Day 3 - Wednesday, 25th March

Fitness: Keep up the good work and start the day with the Joe Wicks workout. Look in the useful website section to find the link.

 

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today.

Reading question of the day: Where is the setting of your story? Remember that the setting is where the story takes place.

Did you know... Miss Bradnum has been reading 'Rainbow Crow' by Naomi  Howarth. The setting of this story is in a bleak, freezing land filled with snow and ice. 

Please write a comment in your child's reading record. 

 

Spelling: Today's challenge includes using your maths skills too! Please see the document below. 

 

Maths: Today we are looking at finding 1/3 of an amount. Please find the attached document and video tutorial.

English: Have a go at drawing your own story map for Anthony Browne's Gorilla. Please see the document below and a youtube clip of the story itself!

Here is Miss Bradnum's story map!   Who can do a better one?  Why not photograph yours and send it in to your teacher!  (We will be using the maps for our writing tomorrow!)

Topic: Who is feeling musical? Well, today is your day. Have a go at writing your very own lyrics for our National Anthem. Please see the attached document for full instructions. 

Day 2 - Tuesday, 24th March

Fitness: Why not continue on from yesterday and start the day with the Joe Wicks workout. Don't forget, the link is above in the useful websites section.

 

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. 

Reading questions of the day: Who is your favourite character and why? 

Did you know... Miss Bamforth's favourite character is Fantastic Mr Fox from Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox because she likes his wit and intelligence. He outsmarts Boggis, Bunce and Bean on lots of different occasions!

Please write a comment in your child's reading record. 

Spelling and Phonics – I have set you all a homophones challenge on Purple Mash.
Remember that a homophone is a word that sounds the same but has a different spelling and a different meaning. For example, see and sea
I can see that you have finished all your work.
I like to play in the sea.
When you login to Purple Mash you will have an alert at the top of the screen. You will be able to get to the activities by clicking on them. If you can’t find the activity there, go to the 2Do section and it will be there.
When you have completed the challenge have a go at writing your own sentences using the homophones below.

wood / would        sun / son          where / wear 

Maths: Following on from finding 1/2 of an amount. Today's challenge is to find 1/4 of an amount. Please see the document below and video tutorial. 

English:

Writing commands

Your job is to pretend to be either a King or a Queen for the day and write a list of commands that you would say to your servants.

Please see the document below. 

Topic

Art/DT project linked to the Royal Family.

Please see the document below.

Day 1- Monday 23rd March

Fitness:  Why not start the day with the Joe Wicks workout.  Maybe you could get the whole family joining in.  If you TV can access the internet, you can play it through that. If not, prop up your tablet or phone and away you go! (Click the link above in the useful websites section to find the page.)

 

Creativity and Citizenship:

You may have seen the movement that involves making a rainbow picture and putting it in your window for others to see. (See this link- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51988671) Why not be creative and make your own to display  You could photograph your work and then email it to your teachers and we could share some on the school website for all to see!  Your teachers might even make their own and share them with you too...  

 

Image result for rainbow in windows Image result for rainbow in windows Image result for rainbow in windows

 

Maths:

Finding ½ of an amount

We have been focusing on finding ½ of an amount. There are two different visual methods that we can use to do this.  Our children will naturally often prefer one of the other!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method 1

We are finding a half so we need to draw 2 circles. Then we share the amount equally between each circle. The answer is how much we have in one of the circles.

Example:

½ of 12 = 6

 

 

Method 2

For this method, draw 1 circle and split it in half (2 parts). Share the amount equally between the two parts. The answer is how much we have in one part.

½ of 12 = 6

 

 

 

Have a go at these questions yourself. Some of you may be able to use your 2 times table to help you work out some of the answers and you won't need to draw images for them all.

 

½ of 16 =

½ of 4 =

½ of 10 =

½ of 18 =

½ of 20 =

½ of 24 =

½ of 22 =

½ of 2 =

½ of 30 =

½ of 6 =

½ of 8 =

 

Extension

If you have any paper, card, foil, newspaper or anything else that can be folded. Cut out a variety of shapes. You may choose to cut out a triangle, square, rectangle, circle and other shapes. Have a go at folding them in half. Make sure that you have the same on each side of the fold for it to be equal and a half! 

 

 

 

 

 

English:

 Spring Poems

 At school we recently wrote poems about Spring.

 After seeing a posse of daffodils this weekend, it made me think of you all! 

Let’s all write a Spring poem in our English books. 

You could start each line with ‘Today I saw’ or start each line in your own way. 

Try to do about 8 lines in your poem.  (Of course some of you may do more!) 

Then maybe you could draw pictures around your poem.  You could then photograph your poem and email it to your teacher.  We could put a few on the website too!

 

Poem Example:

Spring is Here!

Today I saw the bright, blue sky again,

Today I smelt the grass from a freshly cut lawn,

Today I heard the birds cheerfully singing in the trees,

Today I felt the sun’s warm fingers on the back of my neck,

Today I saw a posse of bright, happy daffodils,

Today I felt joy in my heart,

Today I could play in my garden,

Today was a great day in Spring!

Reading:

Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading every day.  You can read one of your school books, a book from home or something online.

Reading question of the day:  Who is your favourite author and why do you like your books?

Please write a comment in your child's yellow reading record.

 

Spelling and Phonics:

We have set different challenges on Purple Mash. (See useful links below to access the link)
One activity will help you practise the spelling of high frequency words and common exception words.
The other activity consolidates the oi / oy sound that you already should know.
When you login to Purple Mash you will have an alert at the top of the screen. You will be able to get to the activities by clicking on the alerts.

Topic:

Art activity linked to Queen Elizabeth II. (See document below)