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

YEAR 2 HOME LEARNING

Work will be set each day (Monday-Friday). Children often enjoy a routine as they know what to expect.  Each day's learning will consist of the following suggestions for you to order as suits your own situations at home:

Fitness and Exercise:  If you need ideas for indoor fitness, scroll down to the useful weblinks below.  This includes a link to the Joe Wicks fitness work-out, Fun Zumba which is very easy to follow as well as Oti Mabuse's dance classes.  If you have garden space, it can also be fun to set up relay races or do active times-tables too!

English:  There will be a reading or writing activity set.  Often activities will link to the next's day's work.  Written work can be completed in the writing books that were provided by school.

Maths: There will be a daily maths activity.  All learning set will help your child to practise and consolidate vital learning which will help them in Year 3. Any new learning will be carefully introduced with examples and videos.  Lots of work can be completed in the maths books that were provided by school.  

Topic:  There will be one or two activities set each day linked to History, Geography, Science, RE or Music.  There may also be Art and D/T opportunities.

Phonics/Spelling:  Activities will be set to either complete on Purple Mash or there may be activities set that the children can use their writing books for.  Some phonics activities won't need any recording at all!

Reading:  Most importantly, practise your reading.  A few minutes a day all adds up!  Parents and Carers, it's great if your child can read to you each day but also it's very beneficial if you read to them too.  Even when children become confident readers, it can be a really special time listening to an adult read a story to them and also helps your child to foster a life-long love of reading.  

Online learning opportunities:  Reading Eggs,TTRockstars, Numbots and Nessy (for those who use this programme).  These can be accessed by clicking on the links in the Useful Websites section.  

Mental Health and Just for Fun:  There will be activities set from time to time that are just for fun!  Some of these will remain up at the bottom of the Year 2 Home Learning page.  Others may be after the useful web-links or added with the daily lessons!

Support: We don’t want any parents/carers to feel overwhelmed by home-learning 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.  If your child is struggling with an aspect of their work or if your child needs a higher level of challenge then please do let us know and we will help you where we can.  

Keep in Touch: We try our very best to respond to emails on a daily basis Monday-Friday. You can email as little or as often as you like!  We love hearing from you and also from the children!

Send us your work: We love seeing the work that is sent in!  We add lots of this to the school website on the Year 2 Homepage.  It isn't possible to add every piece sent in we receive but we do look at all your wonderful work!  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. 

And most importantly, we know this continues to be 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 you want:

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!  

Fitness: 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.

FITNESS: Zumba- I like to 'Move it Move it'

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

If you do this work out- it usually links straight on to the 'Electronic Song' from Minions. You will have great fun doing this!

Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse branded a 'softie' after complaining ...

Fitness: Dance with Oti Mabuse

If you like dancing then check out Oti Mabuse's Youtube channel.  There are lots of links to dances linked to all sorts of things! She also has been doing a daily class at 11.30am for a half hour The dance classes are aimed at children and it certainly gets you rather warm as well as being lots of fun!

 Another fun idea for keeping fit!  Choose a word and then do all the activities to match the letters in the word!

It's FUN FRIDAY!

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We were all babies once... even the grown ups who work with you at school!  Below are some baby pictures of some of the staff who work with you, but can you guess who they are?

Remember, your choice is out of:

Miss Bamforth, Mrs Brook, Miss Bradnum, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Hirst, Miss Butler and Mrs Lancelot.

There are 7 members of staff to choose from but only 5 photos...

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Download The Transforming Birth Fund - African American Baby ...OH YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY...

What were YOU like as a baby? Was there anything you used to do that was really cute? What was your favourite toy? How old were you when you hit your milestones (such as recognising people, sitting up, crawling, eating solids)? Are there any funny stories about you? 

Have a look in your house for a baby picture of YOU and then spend time with an adult who knew you as a baby. Find out about yourself.

Here is a 'first' photo of Mrs Lewis's son. He was always such a hungry baby! In fact, he still eats like he has hollow legs! This photo shows the very first time he ate solid food (a bit of mashed carrot - yummy).

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Baby Transparent PNG Images, Baby Girl, Baby Boy, Cute Baby ...THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN

I wonder what life was like in the year you were born. Mrs Hirst, Mrs Brook and Mrs Lewis found out some information about what was going on when they were born. Research what it was like when you were born. Who was our monarch? Who was our Prime Minister? What sorts of things did children play with?

Baby Playing With Block,lego,educational Toy,playset - Black Baby ...BABY TOYS

There are many wonderful toys for babies these days; from rattles to cuddly animals, they are all designed to appeal to young children, while also being safe for them to play with.

Can you design a new toy for a baby?

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BABY CLOTHES

Babies get to wear the cutest of outfits! Can you design an outfit for a baby? Remember, it must be soft and comfortable, and safe (no buttons that can be pulled off!)

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Here Are The Answers To Every Question You Have About The Boss BabyBOSS BABY!

Watch the tutorial below and have a go at drawing everyone's favourite baby...Boss Baby!

HOW OLD AM I?

See if you can work out how old these babies are in DAYS. Remember, there are 7 days in 1 week.

Your 1-Week Old Baby: Development & Milestones Your 2-Week-Old Baby: Development & Milestones Your 3-Week-Old Baby: Development & Milestones Your 4-Week-Old Baby: Development & Milestones Your 5-Week-Old Baby: Development & Milestones

PKT) (9902076) Child New Junior Giraffe Costume (0-6m): Amscan ...ANIMAL BABIES!

Do you know what different animal babies are called?

Research your favourite animals and find out what we call their babies.

Pros and cons of allowing dairy cows to nurse calves - Farmers Weekly

A baby cow is called a CALF.

Giraffe Mother and Calf | Sean Crane Photography

A baby giraffe is also called a CALF.

African elephant calf born at Africam Safari wildlife park in PueblaA baby elephant is also called a CALF!

But not all animal babies are called calves.

Domestic pig - WikipediaA baby pig is called a PIGLET. Your Baby Guinea Pig - What To Expect And How To Look After ThemYou might think a guinea pig would have baby guinea piglets... but they are called PUPS!

Why not also have a go at drawing your favourite animal baby? You could try different styles of drawing.

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Thursday 21st May
Good morning! We hope that you managed to enjoy some sunshine yesterday! 

As always, here are the activities that you can keep working on either daily or regularly throughout the week.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or maybe some of you are able to get outdoors for a daily walk with your family.  You can do both indoor and outdoor exercise if you would like to!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.  Some of your children have been getting to the end of Reading Eggs!  Wow!  The next stage is to work through Reading Eggspress.  Please make sure you finish level 121 on Reading Eggs first though!  

Don't forget you can do the Spelling activities on Reading Eggs too!

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day. 

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables

Thursday English

Carry on with/ start a piece of wolf writing!  See Wednesday's lessons to remind yourself of the possible activities.

Just for fun: Mrs Hirst has made a video on how to make a wolf mask!  Why not make your own?

Thursday Maths
Today we are focusing on adding and subtracting tens! On the main document, there are 3 tasks all linking to this. We also have a starter and an extra challenge for those of you who are wanting a challenge! 

STARTER

Complete the sequences! 

MAIN TASK

CHALLENGE

Are these statements true or false? 

Extra Maths (If you want it).

Please keep continuing to practise telling the time to 5 minutes. This is such an important skill to have. 

We have a fun game for telling the time. Click on the link below to take you to the page and click on which level you would like to do. 

Level 1 - O'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.

Level 2 - To 5 minutes.

Level 3 - Any time (If you're really confident or have done lots of this at home)!

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html

 

Thursday Topic

This is your last history activity about the Titanic!  Look at the photos and guess what the objects are!

Thursday Music

Today we are looking at Clara Schumann who is one of the most famous composers!
Back in the Romantic period, there were many female composers AT ALL which was an even bigger achievement for Clara!. Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann (last week’s composer of the week) was seen to be a better composer than her husband! See what you think and whether you agree! 

Wednesday 20th May
Good morning!

As always, here are the activities that you can keep working on either daily or regularly throughout the week.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or maybe some of you are able to get outdoors for a daily walk with your family.  You can do both indoor and outdoor exercise if you would like to!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.  Some of your children have been getting to the end of Reading Eggs!  Wow!  The next stage is to work through Reading Eggspress.  Please make sure you finish level 121 on Reading Eggs first though!  

Don't forget you can do the Spelling activities on Reading Eggs too!

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day. 

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables

Wednesday Maths

Today, we are looking at comparing number sentences in lots of different ways. 

We are recapping the greater than, less than and equal to symbols. (<, > and =). When using these symbols, remember about the crocodiles mouth. He ALWAYS wants to eat the greatest number so his mouth is open towards the biggest number. E.g 7 < 9. 

We are also looking at making the same number in different ways. For example, 3 + 4 = 7, 2 + 5 = 7 and 7 + 0 = 7. 

Have a look at Miss Bamforth's tips which will help you with your learning. 

Extra Maths

Please keep continuing to practise telling the time to 5 minutes. This is such an important skill to have. 

We have a fun game for telling the time. Click on the link below to take you to the page and click on which level you would like to do. 

Level 1 - O'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.

Level 2 - To 5 minutes.

Level 3 - Any time (If you're really confident or have done lots of this at home)!

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/index.html

Wednesday and Thursday English

You have TWO DAYS to do this work!  

Recap the story from yesterday.  (See Tuesday's English work for the Youtube link.)

You then can choose the kind of writing that you would like to produce, depending on what you enjoy!  Scroll down for some ideas!

You can do a rough copy and then a neat copy, if you would like to.

You can include picture with any of your work too.

You could write a simple acrostic poem using the letters'WOLF'.  See Mrs Brook's example below.  You can use a dictionary or online dictionary to help you to find words that start with each letter too!

Those of you who enjoy non-fiction could do some research about wolves.  There is a picture link you can click on below to take you to some websites where you can collect some facts from. You could also watch the Youtube video about wolves if you click the link below too.  (There will be plenty more websites and videos you can watch too!)

Click on the picture to take you to a a website about wolves:

You could watch this video about wolves and get some facts from it:

 

You could create a WANTED poster.  Here is an example from Mrs Brook.  Mrs Hirst had done her WANTED poster in the form of an acrostic poem.  You can write as little or as much as you would like to on your poster!

You can create your own poster or can print off a template from here.

Science - Materials (Recycling)
On Monday, you might have completed some research about different materials and items that could be recycled. You also might have thought about the reasons why it is important that we recycle.
Your challenge for today is to create your own recycling poster. We could even display some of these around school when we get back to help get everybody involved! I have included some recycling posters below to help give you some ideas. You could even use some recyclable materials on your poster to help spread the message.

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Spellings

I have set you a 2DO on purple mash.  It is a quiz to see how well you can remember some of the spellings that we have been working on!

 

Tuesday 19th May
Good morning!

As always, here are the activities that you can keep working on either daily or regularly throughput the week.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or maybe some of you are able to get outdoors for a daily walk with your family.  You can do both indoor and outdoor exercise if you would like to!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.  Some of your children have been getting to the end of Reading Eggs!  Wow!  The next stage is to work through Reading Eggspress.  Please make sure you finish level 121 on Reading Eggs first though!  

Don't forget you can do the Spelling activities on Reading Eggs too!

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day. 

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables

We know some children are getting very good at these so read below for advice on what you could do next...

Some of your children are becoming very quick at recalling their 2x, 5x and 10x table facts.  This is fabulous.

It's also great to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards AND BACKWARDS, starting from different numbers.

E.g. Count backwards in 5s from 75.  

This might be something that you could practise at home too.  

In Year 2, we are normally progressing by now to being able to count in threes as well.  Although children in Year 2 DO NOT need to KNOW the times-table facts for the 3x and 4x table, it can be good ti get them counting in those steps/ beginning to think about how this relates to times-tables.  

You could make a poster to help you to count in 3s or 4s.  It will come in use for Year 3!  Here are some examples that Mrs Brook made to help you.

Tuesday Maths

Please continue to practise telling the time with your child. In Year 2, we focus on being able to tell the time to 5 minutes (E.g. 25 past, 5 to, 10 past etc). This is a really important life skill that your child will need so please continue to practise this where you can. 

Today we are going to be focusing on related number facts between ones and tens. For example, if I know that 3 + 2 = 5, I know that 30 + 20 = 50.

The tasks for today involve some missing number sentences where the missing number moves around to different places in the questions! Some of you may find this challenging but remember to draw pictures or use equipment to help you with your learning. 

Have a look at these examples that will help you get started! 

Have a go at these questions! 

Tuesday English

Firstly, can you recall the story of Little Red Riding Hood?  (It helps if you can remember that story first before doing today's work!)

THEN...

Enjoy listening to 'What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood- The Wolf's Story' by Toby Forward...

(Click on the picture to take you to the YOUTUBE link.)

Then answer the questions below.  You can talk about your answers to the questions or you can write answers in in your writing book, if you prefer.

Tuesday Topic

Music of the Titanic...

Tuesday Spelling

Continue to look at spelling which use the suffix 'en'.  Practise some of them, especially any you find more tricky.

What happens to words like 'rot', 'mad' and 'red' when the suffix 'en' is added?

Can you think of any more words that end with 'en'?

Tuesday Music

This week, we are looking at another piece by Robert Schumann. This week's piece is 'Fantasiestücke'. We hope you enjoy it!

Have a listen to video clip and see if you can answer the questions on the document below. 

Monday 18th May
Good morning. We hope you all had a lovely weekend! 

Here are suggestions for learning today.  As always, please feel free to choose activities that best match your child as-well as activities that can be managed in your own circumstances.  It's ok to pick and choose what suits you and your child.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or if the weather is nice, how about a relay game or a catching game outside, if you have the space.

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day.  

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables

Monday English/Topic

Some of you may have started this letter writing task last Thursday and might just be continuing with it!  But if you haven't started yet, you could have a go today! 

History Topic

Writing a letter in role – Rosa Abbot (3rd class passenger survivor of the Titanic)

This task may be done over TWO sessions

 

Go back to yesterday’s work when you read the accounts of the three survivors.  You are going to focus on the 3rd class passenger, Rosa Abbot.

 

It is 19th April 1912, you are Rosa Abbot. You were rescued from a lifeboat and taken to New York and you have just sat down to write a letter to your family in England recording the events of the 14th and 15th.  What will you say in the letter?

Mrs Lewis has written an example of what the letter might look like.  You may use this example to plan and write your own.

 

 

As well as factual content from the account of Rosa’s story, you should make sure your punctuation is correct and you have used strong adjectives to give a real sense of the horror you lived through.

 

 

 

It's ok to write just a few sentences or write lots of you would like to!  Don't worry about how much you write.  A few great sentences are fabulous!

 

Below is also the task as a document for those who like to download and print tasks!

My Dear Mother,

I am sure you have by now heard the terribly tragic news of the Titanic sinking. I cannot imagine a worse disaster than this. You simply cannot imagine a worse horror than this.

The Titanic itself was an absolute marvel. When I stepped aboard, I saw the first class passengers and caught a glimpse of the finery that awaited them. The splendour of first class was far beyond anything I had ever seen before. And yet, even third class felt luxurious. Our cabin slept four and had a sink and even electric lights in it! How wonderful this trip would be! It was simply amazing!

Then, dear Mother, it happened. The worst thing a parent could possible live through. It was late at night and the ship hit an enormous iceberg. We all thought nothing of it at first because the officers told us everything was fine. But the relief soon turned to complete horror, misery and trauma. As we walked along the Promenade deck, the boys and I were swept off our feet into the freezing, icy water. It took my breath away! The cold soon affected me badly but all I could think about was my darling boys. I’m sorry to tell you that they were never found. I’m not sure how I can go on. Life does not seem worth it without my precious, beautiful boys.

Dearest Mother, I will be returning back home to England very soon. The doctors have told me I am well enough to travel.

Missing you.

With all my love,

Rosa

 

 

Monday Maths

Today's Maths is going to get your minds racing once again with our weekly calculation practise and 1 minute challenge.

This week’s calculations is all about adding 2-digit numbers. We have 3 different methods that we can use to help us. We can use equipment (concrete), images (pictorial) and the columns method (abstract). Have a look at the examples below and see which methods best works for you! 

we have some questions where the ones do not cross 10 and some where the numbers do cross 10 so remember to be careful with your counting! 

If you want a further challenge, have a go at these questions all about addition! 

1 minute challenge

Spelling and Phonics - Phonics Play Website
Google New Phonics Play and then log in. Username: march20          Password: home
Go to Resources and you will see lots of different games.

Select Tricky Trucks. Choose Phase 5 All HFW.
You can change the route, truck and colour and then you need to read the words as quickly as you can.
Ask an adult to click correct or incorrect for you and see how many you can get in the time limit.
Select Dragon's Den. Choose Phase 5.
Choose which sound you would like to practise.
You can choose Revise all Phase 5 if you want a challenge! You need to read the word and decide if it is real (green dragon) or an alien word (red dragon).
Drag the word to the correct side.

Select Acorn Adventure. Choose ie.
Read the word and then drag it to the tree with the same pronunciation.

For those who are confident in their Phase 5 phonics, you could practise adding the suffix 'en' to root words.  

Take Care!  Look what happens to some letters before they have'en' added!

You could use PYRAMIDS to practise some of these or you could use COLOUR for any tricky bits.

Science - Materials (Recycling)
Have a look at the PowerPoint below and find out about recycling. Lots of things in our houses can be recycled. Do you recycle at home? 

When you have read the information, have a go at creating a table to sort items to show if they are recyclable or not.
You could also think about the things that could go in a compost bin too. You can either draw pictures of the items or you could create a list on your table.

It's... FUN FRIDAY!

Friday 15th May

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Have a look below and see what activities you fancy having a go at.

Make your own flower crown.

Follow the picture guidance below. You can be as creative as you want. You could choose lots of different types of flowers and leaves. You could choose to place them in a pattern... it's up to you! Look at how beautiful Miss Bradnum and her daughter look!

Blue Tit Bird Clipart Free Stock Photo - Public Domain PicturesFeed the birds.

Follow the instructions below to make your very own kebab for the birds. Which birds will visit your kebab? You could hide out and record any you see!

 

1. Carefully cut some cheese, bread and apple into chunks (always have an adult supervising you with knives.)

2. Push the cubes onto a wooden skewer along with some sultanas.

3. Attach this to string at both ends and hang outside.    

4. Look out for the different birds who take a nibble!                                                                                                                  

              

Dandelion Clipart Daisy - Png Dandelions , Free Transparent ...Dandelions.

Can you find the 4 stages of a dandelion cycle on your daily walk and use it to inspire a piece of artwork when you get home? When you have blown the dandelion seeds away, maybe you could use the rest of the dandelion as a kind of paintbrush.

DID YOU KNOW...? We should not see dandelions as weeds in our gardens. They are the first flowering source of food for the bees! The best free Bee clipart images. Download from 774 free cliparts ...

         

Scavenger hunt.

This one is great for testing you memory!

Collect natural materials on your walk or from your garden. Lay them out and memorise the items for 30 seconds. One person covers them and takes one away, which one is missing? Can your family guess? Try it at home!

Green Leaves Clipart Set Vector - Download Free Vectors, Clipart ...Leaf pictures.

Collect lots of leaves. Take them back home and have a play around on the page; see what pictures you can make. Have a look at the ideas below.

Dens and mud pictures.Little Boy Playing In The Mud Stock Vector - Illustration of ...

If you like getting mucky then maybe you could find lots of sticks and make a den. If you can't find sticks big enough to make a den for yourself then maybe you can make a den for a toy.

And while you're at it, you could get really dirty by creating mud pictures. Mud and water make great paint! Grass rubbings are fun too and fingers and sticks are great paintbrushes! Alternatively, you could use all sorts of implements to create your picture (just make sure to wash everything you have used thoroughly afterwards!)

          

 

BUG CARTOONS FOR KIDS!! | Learn Bug Names | Creepy Crawlies & Fun ...Bugs!

And if your family are 'bugging' you... why not use pictures of their faces and give them insect bodies! Here Are The New Emojis Coming To The iPhone | Emoji, Gambar Have a look at one Mrs Brook did. I have never seen such a beautiful spider!

Now, we know that all creatures on Earth are beautiful in their own way. But here's a little Disney song for all you music fans, from Summer Magic this is the Ugly Bug Ball. Why not make up your own dance to it? We'd love to see what you come up with. What sort of shapes could you use with your body to represent different insects?

Thursday 14th May

Good morning and Happy Thursday! 

Here are suggestions for learning today.  As always, please feel free to choose activities that best match your child as-well as activities that can be managed in your own circumstances.  It's ok to pick and choose what suits you and your child.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or if the weather is nice, how about a relay game or a catching game outside, if you have the space.

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day.  

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables.  

English - BBC Bitesize (Punctuation and Grammar Blast)
Click on the image below to follow the link to the website. There are lots of different games available but for today I would like you to focus on SPELLING, CONTRACTIONS and HOMOPHONES. We will be looking at some of the other games on the map in the future. The games are a great way to practise some of the English punctuation and grammar skills that we have covered in class. It gives you chance to recap using apostrophes in contractions and practise more of those tricky homophones. You can decide whether you play the hard versions or the easy versions.
The map is made up of different characters and activities but for today we are going to focus on Steve and his 3 games. You will need to use the big yellow arrows to navigate around to find Steve and the games. You need to click the DOWN arrow and then go RIGHT TWICE.

Thursday Maths

Today's challenge is to practise telling the time to 5 minutes on to times. E.g. 5 to, 10 to etc. 

Have a look at Miss Bamforth's video to give you an introduction in to these times. Then try and make the times on the list below

Here are some useful hints and tips!

History Topic

Writing a letter in role – Rosa Abbot (3rd class passenger survivor of the Titanic)

This task may be done over TWO sessions

 

Go back to yesterday’s work when you read the accounts of the three survivors.  You are going to focus on the 3rd class passenger, Rosa Abbot.

 

It is 19th April 1912, you are Rosa Abbot. You were rescued from a lifeboat and taken to New York and you have just sat down to write a letter to your family in England recording the events of the 14th and 15th.  What will you say in the letter?

Mrs Lewis has written an example of what the letter might look like.  You may use this example to plan and write your own.

 

 

As well as factual content from the account of Rosa’s story, you should make sure your punctuation is correct and you have used strong adjectives to give a real sense of the horror you lived through.

 

 

 

It's ok to write just a few sentences or write lots of you would like to!  Don't worry about how much you write.  A few great sentences are fabulous!

 

Below is also the task as a document for those who like to download and print tasks!

 

My Dear Mother,

I am sure you have by now heard the terribly tragic news of the Titanic sinking. I cannot imagine a worse disaster than this. You simply cannot imagine a worse horror than this.

The Titanic itself was an absolute marvel. When I stepped aboard, I saw the first class passengers and caught a glimpse of the finery that awaited them. The splendour of first class was far beyond anything I had ever seen before. And yet, even third class felt luxurious. Our cabin slept four and had a sink and even electric lights in it! How wonderful this trip would be! It was simply amazing!

Then, dear Mother, it happened. The worst thing a parent could possible live through. It was late at night and the ship hit an enormous iceberg. We all thought nothing of it at first because the officers told us everything was fine. But the relief soon turned to complete horror, misery and trauma. As we walked along the Promenade deck, the boys and I were swept off our feet into the freezing, icy water. It took my breath away! The cold soon affected me badly but all I could think about was my darling boys. I’m sorry to tell you that they were never found. I’m not sure how I can go on. Life does not seem worth it without my precious, beautiful boys.

Dearest Mother, I will be returning back home to England very soon. The doctors have told me I am well enough to travel.

Missing you.

With all my love,

Rosa

 

 

 

 

Spelling and Phonics - ur, er and ir (Alternate Spellings)
Look at the table below. I have started to sort some words that have the ur sound. Can you think of any more words to add to the table?
Think carefully about which column your words belong in. Remember you can write the word out using the different spelling patterns to see which one looks right to you!

(If you can't think of any, go on a hunt to look for them in books/ a newspaper or on a website!)

If you want more spellings to practise then take a look at these!

 

Just for fun...

Need a break from the English, Maths and Spelling.

Here's a little youtube video with different ideas for fun drawings.  You may need to keep pausing the video if you are trying out one of the drawing ideas!

Parents- if you child likes drawing, this may keep them busy for a while!  ;-) 

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning! 

Here are suggestions for learning today.  As always, please feel free to choose activities that best match your child as-well as activities that can be managed in your own circumstances.  It's ok to pick and choose what suits you and your child.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or if the weather is nice, how about a relay game or a catching game outside, if you have the space.

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day.  

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables.  

Wednesday English

Continue writing your own mini-play-script.  Or if you haven't started on this, why not have a go today?

Your mission is to write a play-script of your own!  Look at the examples from yesterday to see how to set it out.  

The example below is the start of Jack and The Beanstalk.  Your job is continue to the play for this well-known tale.  

BUT if you prefer, you could write a bit of a favourite story out in the form of a little play.  I know some of you love Harry Potter and some love Matilda.  Others love the Goosebumps books and some of you enjoy Horrid Henry books!  So if you would like to, you can create a play-script based on any story you like.

You don't have to do lots either. Just a few lines is fine!

Tip:  We don't usually write before the red line in our writing book, but today you can!  It's a great place to put the names of who is speaking and it keeps the names separate from what they actually say.

If you want a real challenge you could even include stage instructions in brackets, eg. Jack (running along the path): I am taking the cow to market.
You don't have to do that for every sentence but it would be interesting to see how the character is speaking or what they are supposed to do on stage.
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Wednesday Maths

Today's challenge is to practise telling the time to 5 minutes on past times. E.g. 5 past, 10 past etc. 

Have a look at Miss Bamforth's video to give you an introduction in to these times. Then try and make the times on the list below. 

Wednesday Spelling and Phonics : Have a go at the Scrabble Spelling sheet below.
How many oa, ow and o-e words can you think of? You could play against another member of your family to see who can score the most points!

Wednesday History Topic

Today it's all about READING and enjoying finding about some accounts that were written by survivors on the Titanic.  

Just to share something with you.  The Second Officer on the Titanic was called Charles Lightoller.  HE was the highest ranking officer to survive.

Miss Bradnum is related to him!

Charles Lightoller

Titanic's Officers - Articles - "Sinking of the Titanic" by ...

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning! 

Here are suggestions for learning today.  As always, please feel free to choose activities that best match your child as-well as activities that can be managed in your own circumstances.  It's ok to pick and choose what suits you and your child.

Fitness: As always, there's the online fitness opportunities.  Or of the weather is nice, how about a relay game or a catching game outside, if you have the space.

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day.  

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables SEE BOTTOM OF WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL FOR HELP WITH TT ROCKSTARS AND IN HOW WE TEACH MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION. Thanks to those of you who have let us know how well your children are doing with their 2x, 5x and 10 table- it's really positive to hear and we thank-you for all the support that you are giving to your children in this.  

Tuesday Maths

Today's Maths is back to telling the time! Last week, we started looking at quarter to and quarter past and we are continuing to look at this today. Miss Bamforth has created a timetable of a school day. Your task is to draw these times on an analogue clock. 

See the document attached with the timetable on.

 

If you have a printer, you may wish to print off the sheet of clock faces to use to draw the hands on. If you don't have a printer, have a look at the example of a drawn clock face. 

Have a look at the example below

Hints and tips!

Tuesday and Wednesday English

Your mission is to write a play-script of your own!  Look at the examples from yesterday to see how to set it out.  

The example below is the start of Jack and The Beanstalk.  Your job is continue to the play for this well-known tale.  

BUT if you prefer, you could write a bit of a favourite story out in the form of a little play.  I know some of you love Harry Potter and some love Matilda.  Others love the Goosebumps books!  So if you would like to, you can create a play-script based on any story you like.

Don't forget, there are two days to work on this.  You don't have to do lots either. Just a few lines is fine!

Tip:  We don't usually write before the red line in our writing book, but today you can!  It's a great place to put the names of who is speaking and it keeps the names separate from what they actually say.

Tuesday Spelling

Here are some more 'ed' words to practise, if you would like to work on your spellings.  

Practise saying them and think about how each word sounds.  ALL of the past tense verbs have 'ed'!

History Topic- The Titanic

There's a lovely activity for you to do today!  You will be able to create a menu for one class of passengers!  You could make your menu attractive and be as creative as you like!  It's truly fascinating reading what would have been on the menu on board the Titanic- and just before it sank too..

Tuesday Music

 This week's composer of the week is...

Robert Schumann!

Have a listen to this week's chosen piece and have a go at the questions on the document attached. 

Monday 11th May

Good morning!  We hope that you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and that you enjoyed the sunshine.  

Here are suggestions for learning today.  As always, please feel free to choose activities that best match your child as-well as activities that can be managed in your own circumstances.  

Fitness: Start the week as you mean to go on kids!  Get yourself active!  (Choose from the online fitness available or get out in your garden. if you have one!

Reading: Please spend 10 minutes (or more) reading today. Please write a comment in your child's reading record a couple of times a week (or more), if possible. .

Reading Eggs: Please keep up with going on this website, if you are able to.  The phonics covered through the programme can make a difference in helping you to become fluent readers.

Nessy:  For those who have Nessy accounts, please try to go on every day.  Mrs Walsh keeps checking to see who is going on and how you are progressing.

TT Rockstars:  Keep working at those x2, x5 and x10 tables.  I know it tests you on the related division facts too but even if these are tricky at first, once you KNOW the multiplication and division facts, you will find that you fly so much quicker in so many areas of maths.  SEE BOTTOM OF WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL FOR HELP WITH TT ROCKSTARS AND IN HOW WE TEACH MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION. Thanks to those of you who have let us know how well your children are doing with their 2x, 5x and 10 table- it's really positive to hear and we thank-you for all the support that you are giving to your children in this.  

Monday English

Today you are going to be reading play-scripts!  Here are three examples of play-scripts based on traditional tales that you should know!

Mission 1:   Look at the organisation of the play script. Notice how the parts are split up and different character names are written down the side. You will also see instructions that tell the characters how to speak or how to act. Choose which play script you would like to read and try to act it out. You can take on different roles or you could ask someone at home to share some of the parts with you. Try to change your voice and get into character. It might say that your character is whispering, laughing, running or shouting! There is no writing for the task today.

Monday English

Mission 2:  Can you make some stick puppets to go with one of the tales below!  You can print these if you have a printer then stick them on card.  You could draw your own characters on card or on the back of a cereal box/ food packet.  Or maybe you have your own idea of how you can make your own stick puppets!  

Then, enjoy telling the story, using the play-script that you chose along with your stick puppets.It's also ok to make up your own lines and words.  You don't need to stick to the script!

Spelling and Phonics - Phonics Play Website 

Here are some activities that you can do online to polish up on your phonics, if you are able to access it.
Google New Phonics Play and then log in. Username: march20          Password: home
Go to Resources and you will see lots of different games.


Select Tricky Trucks. Choose Phase 5 All HFW.
You can change the route, truck and colour and then you need to read the words as quickly as you can.
Ask an adult to click correct or incorrect for you and see how many you can get in the time limit.

 

Select Buried Treasure. Choose Phase 5.
Choose which sound you would like to practise.
You can choose Revise all Phase 5 if you want a challenge! You need to read the word and decide if it is real (treasure) or an alien word (trash). Drag the word to the correct side.
Select Cheeky Chimps. Choose ow.
Read the word and then drag it to the chimp with the same pronunciation.

Also, here are some spellings that you can practise too!

Each PRESENT TENSE verb is given and then the same verb in the PAST TENSE.  

Read each past tense verb out- the words that end with 'ed' .  

Do they all sound the same?  

What sound do you hear at the end of 'helped'?  

We need to remember 'ed' endings for the past tense of verbs even when they sound like 't'!

 

You could practise these spellings, using colours for the tricky parts and the 'ed' endings.

Monday Maths

Today's Maths is going to get your minds racing once again with our weekly calculation practise and 1 minute challenge. Have a look at the methods in the pictures below to refresh your memory before having a go at the questions. Please use any objects from around the house that may help you with your learning.

1 minute challenge

Science- Materials

If you didn't get to make paper boats last Wednesday (6th May) then scroll down and maybe have a go at the investigation from then!

Also, I have set you a 2Do on Purple Mash where there is a video to watch and an activity about opaque and translucent materials!

Science

Have a go at making paper boats!  

If you click on the picture of the paper boat, it will take you to a Youtube video that will help you to know what to do!  It can seem fiddly at first but last year, once the boys and girls in Year 2 had made one, they found it easier to make more!  

If you succeed, could you make another boat out of tinfoil?  Or maybe one out of card?  

Then you can carry out your own investigation!

WHICH MATERIAL IS THE BEST FOR  A TOY BOAT?

You could see if they all float first (maybe in the sink or bath). If they do, pop in a little lego character (or similar little toy) in to each boat and leave them for a short while.  If they still are floating, then add another toy to each one!  And so on!

The winning boat is the one that sinks last!  

You could even have a family competition and see who can make the best boat.  The winner's is the last to sink.

And for any families who have a parent/carer who has some woodwork skills, maybe you could make a toy boat made from wood and do some Design and Technology! 

 

 

 

History Topic:

Here is the last day of working about the different people who were on the Titanic.  It's ok to do a big piece of work about this but it is ok just to have discussions and do some research too.  Do what feels best for you! 

Science - Materials

Challenge:  Your challenge is to go on a material hunt and see how many different materials you can find. You could search inside the house or you could have a look outside in the garden. You will find lots of different objects that are made from different materials. Have a look and see if you can find things that are made from wood, plastic, metal, glass, paper, card or fabric. You could draw pictures, write a list of objects or you could sort the objects into groups depending on what material they are made from. Talk to your family about the materials that you have found. Are they rough or smooth? Are they hard or soft? Can you bend or twist the material?

Clarinet Squidward Transparent & PNG Clipart Free Download - YWDA little live music for you by Mrs Lewis.  This week it's...  Images of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. | Mermaid cartoon, Ariel ...

Here is Miss Bradnum reading 'When I Grow Up' by Tim Minchin.  

Here is Mrs Lancelot reading an extract from 'Matilda'!  

Miss Bradnum carries on the story here...

Here is another extract from 'Matilda' for you to enjoy from the chapter 'The Hat and the Superglue'. 

Miss Bradnum carries the story on...

MATHS HELP for TT Rockstars, Multiplication and Division.

Here are two videos, one for how we teach multiplication and one for how we teach division.  These videos will help you to support your children in whatever stage of learning they are at within these mathematical operations.  

Once children are able to multiply and divide mentally, they are ready to take on the challenges on TT Rockstars!  If they are still working in concrete/pictoral ways (explained in the videos), then keep letting them practise  like that and leave TT Rockstars until they are able to work them out mentally and with speed.

When in TT Rockstars, the children need to just go in the GARAGE and in the ARENA.  These both say 'TEACHER SET' below them.I have highlighted these on the image below as these are the only areas you need to go to, for now!  This means they are set just for the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. This is because these are the only tables (and divisions) that children need to know in year 2.  Occasionally, it is clear that just a handful of pupils are ready to start learning their 3x and 4 x table and so on.  As teachers, we can see when anyone is ready to move on as we can see your scores on our special teacher page!  Also, if you feel your child is doing really well with 2x, 5x and 10x, you are more than welcome to drop us an email and let us know!

The story of Hansel and Gretel

'The Dentist and the Crocodile', read by Mrs Hirst.

Mrs Lancelot reading her very own poem about a zoo!

A story to enjoy!  'The Monkey with a Bright Blue Bottom' by Steve Smallman read by Mrs Lewis!

Measuring length in cm

Counting Fractions

 

Just for fun:

Why not try to learn to draw some of these famous characters!  

Practise make perfect!

 

Then you could always start to think about creating your own cartoon character!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are some stories that you can enjoy listening to!

 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae, read by Miss Bradnum

'The Paper Bag Princess' by Robert Munsch, read by Miss Bradnum

 Click on the picture's below so that you can enjoy listening to the stories!

Gorilla by Anthony Browne The Queen's Hat by Steve Antony The Queen's Knickers by Nicholas Allan
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