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

About Year 2

June 25th - July 20th

 

Thank you all so much for your patience while we had website difficulties.

 

If you would like to contact any of the Year 2 teaching team, here are the email addresses to use:

anna.bradnum@kirkleeseducation.uk

hannah.bamforth@kirkleeseducation.uk

stacey.butler@kirkleeseducation.uk

alice.lewis@kirkleeseducation.uk

ingrid.lightowlers@kirkleeseducation.uk

Tuesday 14th July

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hope you are all feeling good.

Don't forget to keep sending in examples of your work. We love seeing it.

alice.lewis@kirkleeseducation.uk

  • maths
  • music
  • RE
  • art
  • 'Under The Sea' topic
  • 'Fun Friday'
  • any photos of other activities you have been doing at home

ingrid.lightowlers@kirkleeseducation.uk

  • English
  • phonics
  • science

Fitness: As always, there are 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. 

 

PLEASE HAVE ONE LAST PUSH ON READING EGGS.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GOING ON REGULARLY HAVE MADE LOTS OF PROGRESS - SO WELL DONE THOSE CHILDREN!

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!

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Nessy: Those of you who do Nessy, please keep up and make sure you are completing at least 30 minutes of Nessy activities in a week.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

TT Rockstars: Don't forget to keep on top of your times tables. You should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables PLUS division facts by the time you go into Year 3. Keep practising!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Spelling: Keep practising the Common Exception Words list for Year 2.

Maths

Today we are revising addition and subtraction.  There is an online game to play and a booklet to complete.

It is EXTREMELY important that you go into Year 3 knowing your number bonds - even better if you can do them at speed! Your MENTAL MATHS is CRUCIAL! The game has many different choices from the menu to practise different bonds and skills. Below are listed all the options that will help you to hone your skills! Choose the levels appropriate for your ability.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

Recommended options for ADDITION:

  • Up to 10 - one more
  • Up to 20 - one more
  • Up to 100 - ten more
  • Up to 10
  • Up to 100
  • Three one-digit numbers
  • Two-digit numbers
  • Bonds to make 10
  • Bonds to make 20
  • Bonds to make 100 (tens)
  • Challenge - Bonds to make 100

 

Recommended options for SUBTRACTION:

  • Up to 10 - one less
  • Up to 10
  • Up to 20 - one less
  • Up to 20 - minus single-digit
  • Up to 20
  • Up to 100 - one less
  • Up to 100 - ten less
  • Up to 100 - two-digit numbers

 

Topic - Under The Sea

 To finish off our topic, we have a little quiz for you. Hint: you'll probably have to do some research to be able to answer the questions!

Answers on the second page.

Monday 13th July

Good morning everybody. We hope you're all doing well and are looking forward to our work in what is our LAST WEEK!

Don't forget to keep sending in examples of your work. We love seeing it.

alice.lewis@kirkleeseducation.uk

  • maths
  • music
  • RE
  • art
  • 'Under The Sea' topic
  • 'Fun Friday'
  • any photos of other activities you have been doing at home

ingrid.lightowlers@kirkleeseducation.uk

  • English
  • phonics
  • science

Fitness: As always, there are 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. 

 

PLEASE HAVE ONE LAST PUSH ON READING EGGS.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GOING ON REGULARLY HAVE MADE LOTS OF PROGRESS - SO WELL DONE THOSE CHILDREN!

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!

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Nessy: Those of you who do Nessy, please keep up and make sure you are completing at least 30 minutes of Nessy activities in a week.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

TT Rockstars: Don't forget to keep on top of your times tables. You should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables PLUS division facts by the time you go into Year 3. Keep practising!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Spelling: Keep practising the Common Exception Words list for Year 2.

Monday 13th July

English

Well we have reached the last week of the school year. What a strange year it has been. I don't think any of us will forget 2020. I hope you are all safe and well. 

This week I thought it would be nice for us to write some letters. We will not be able to have our normal end of year because of COVID 19 and a lot of us won't be able to see friends and staff.

So to start with let us have a look back and share our memories by filling in the sheet below.

Phonics and Spellings

Today in phonics we are revisiting split digraphs, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e.

Take a look at the word cards below and try to complete each word using the correct split digraph.

 

On the next activity you need to use either split digraph a-e or i-e and write out the word under the picture.

 

Enter text...

Maths

In this last week, we'd like to just go over the key number work in maths: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

The two following documents contain very similar questions all based on place value, but cover all that you should know by the end of this area of maths in Year 2.

You can choose to do one or both of the documents.

Music

To finish our 20th century music studies we are looking at a singer called Frank Sinatra.  Watch the video a couple of times then do the questions on the following worksheet.

It's FUN FRIDAY! And this week it's all about REFLECTIONS.

LIFE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER LOCKDOWN

Normal life kind of got turned on its head. But now that we are approaching the summer holiday, it feels like a good time to reflect:

  • on things we enjoyed before lockdown
  • things we have done during lockdown
  • things we are looking forward to after lockdown, perhaps when we are all back at school and life can feel a bit more normal again

Mrs Brook thought about these things and produced these pieces of writing.

Have a go yourself.

MIRROR MIRROR: REFLECTING ON OUR OWN HISTORY

Sometimes we might spend time thinking about events that have happened in our own lives. These might have been very happy events, difficult times, or perhaps some memories are a mixture of both (what we might call 'bittersweet').

Mrs Brook and Mrs Lewis spent some time thinking about one of the most important days of their lives: their wedding days!

Mrs Brook wrote down some words that come to mind when she thinks about that day.

Mrs Lewis got out a few photographs.  Her wedding day was such a joyful occasion.  So many people had such a good time (Miss Bradnum was one of them because she was there!)  But when Mrs Lewis looks at the photos, there is a sense of mixed feelings.

  • Some of the people aren't here anymore because they have died.
  • Some people aren't together as a couple anymore.
  • One of the people in the pictures met someone at the wedding who they have gone on to marry!
  • Some of the people have gone on to get engaged!
  • Some of the people have since had their own children.
  • Mr and Mrs Lewis went on to have children too.

So photographs can bring about some sadness for those we have lost, but also many reasons to be cheerful.

All this reflecting got Mrs Lewis thinking about a song.  It's called 'In My Life' by The Beatles (who we have looked at in our music studies.)

It is a song that very much makes you think about your own life.

You can enjoy the song below, read the lyrics, maybe sing along. Perhaps you'd like to try and write your own version.

In My Life - The Beatles
There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone, and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead, and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I'll love you more
In my life I'll love you more
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

REFLECTIVE ART - ANISH KAPOOR

 Anish Kapoor is an artist who loves to work with reflective surfaces.  One of his most famous is in Chicago and is called Cloud Gate (or The Bean as is its nickname.)

Watch the 1 minute time lapse video to see how the reflections change and give each person a unique experience of the art.  Look at examples of his other work too.

  • What do you like about his work?
  • Is there anything you don't like?
  • Discuss what you think with someone at home.

REFLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you ever noticed what happens to your reflection when you look into a spoon?

Does your reflection change if you look into the other side?

Mrs Lewis LOVES taking photos in reflective surfaces.  Here are some of the photos she has taken. Can you spot Mrs Lewis in the photos?

YOUR TASK is to take a photo of yourself in a reflective surface.  What happens to your reflection? Does it change shape? Is it upside-down? Is it a different colour? Experiment and please share your fun with Mrs Lewis.

REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER

Have a look at this photo. Have you ever noticed what happens to an object when it is reflected in the water?

Have a try at drawing your own water reflection picture.  Mrs Brook has shared hers with us.

SOMETHING TO REFLECT UPON

If you were to look into the water, what animal do you think you would see as your reflection?

What characteristics does that animal have that reflects your personality?

Is it an animal you would be proud to be?

Are you proud of yourself when you reflect upon:

  • your actions,
  • how you treat other people,
  • how much effort you put in at school,
  • how kind and caring you are,
  • how forgiving you are,
  • how willing to understand you are?

 

Thursday 9th July - our penultimate week

Good morning everybody. What have you got planned for the rest of the day?

Fitness: As always, there are 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. 

 

PLEASE HAVE A FOCUS ON READING EGGS.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GOING ON REGULARLY HAVE MADE LOTS OF PROGRESS - SO WELL DONE THOSE CHILDREN!

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!

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Nessy: Those of you who do Nessy, please keep up and make sure you are completing at least 30 minutes of Nessy activities in a week.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

TT Rockstars: Don't forget to keep on top of your times tables. You should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables PLUS division facts by the time you go into Year 3. Keep practising!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Spelling: Keep practising the Common Exception Words list for Year 2.

English

★ Talk Challenge

Talk to someone at home about the poem the The Quangle Wangle’s Hat.

Write your ideas down on these sticky notes:
Do you like the poem?

What do you like about it? 

Is there anything you don’t like or don’t understand about the poem?

Phonics and Spelling

Check out the game Katate Cats on BBC Bitesize to practise your phonics

Follow the link below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

Science

Today in Science we are going to learn more about animals and their babies.

Have a look at the powerpoint below and then try to complete the Eggs or No Eggs activity.

You have to decide if an animal baby comes from an egg or from the Mother?

Name
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Maths

 More revision - TIME

In Year 2, the expected level for learning is to be able to read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes:

  • o'clock
  • quarter past
  • half past
  • quarter to

You can then stretch yourself to being able to tell the time in 5 minute intervals.

 

We'd like you to make sure you practise by completing the workbook and using the links to online games to help. 

Online teaching clock

Use this with your child to revise teaching how to read time to the nearest 15 minutes.

If they find this becomes easy, you can move in to reading the time in intervals of 5 minutes.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Mathsframe - telling the time in words

Choose your own level from the menu.

See if you can challenge yourself by working up to level 4.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

Hickory, Dickory, Clock!

Levels 1 and 2 would be best for Year 2 children.

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

Wednesday 8th July - our penultimate week

Good morning everybody. We hope you are well and that you have a good day.

Fitness: As always, there are 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. 

 

PLEASE HAVE A FOCUS ON READING EGGS.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GOING ON REGULARLY HAVE MADE LOTS OF PROGRESS - SO WELL DONE THOSE CHILDREN!

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!

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Nessy: Those of you who do Nessy, please keep up and make sure you are completing at least 30 minutes of Nessy activities in a week.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

TT Rockstars: Don't forget to keep on top of your times tables. You should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables PLUS division facts by the time you go into Year 3. Keep practising!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Spelling: Keep practising the Common Exception Words list for Year 2.

Wednesday 8th July

English

Good morning. How are you liking our nonsense poem about the Quangle Wangle?

Today we are going to look at it some more.

 

★ Reading Challenge 

Now read some more verses:

The Quangle Wangle said

To himself on the Crumpetty Tree:

“Jam; and jelly; and bread;

Are the best of food for me!

But the longer I live on this Crumpetty Tree

The plainer than ever it seems to me

That very few people come this way

And that life on the whole is far from gay!”

Said the Quangle Wangle Quee.

But there came to the Crumpetty Tree, Mr. and Mrs. Canary;

And they said, — “Did ever you see

Any spot so charmingly airy?

May we build a nest on your lovely Hat?

Mr. Quangle Wangle, grant us that!

O please let us come and build a nes

t Of whatever material suits you best,

Mr. Quangle Wangle Quee!”

And besides, to the Crumpetty Tree

Came the Stork, the Duck, and the Owl;

The Snail, and the Bumble-Bee

, The Frog, and the Fimble Fowl;
(The Fimble Fowl, with a corkscrew leg;)

And all of them said: “We humbly beg,

We may build our homes on your lovely Hat:

Mr. Quangle Wangle, grant us that!

Mr. Quangle Wangle Quee!”

Can you find all the animals mentioned in the poem and make a list of them?

Follow this link to YouTube to listen to the poem in full.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttv4H8YZ9HE

 

Phonics and Spelling

It is important to keep practising our phonics skills.

So check out Purple Mash for some more games.

 

 

Science

Over this week and next week we are going to be learning a little bit more about animals. Lets start by watching these short video clips from BBC Bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zx38wmn

How do you know that an animal is alive? What do all animals have in common? What do animals need to stay alive?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg7s39q

Activity

Using a spider diagram, a mind map or a list tell me all you know about your favourite animal.

 

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Maths

 Well, temperature (which we did yesterday) was the last thing on our Year 2 curriculum for maths.

WELL DONE - YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR MATHS FOR YEAR 2!

So now is a good time to go over what you have learnt so that it is fresh in your mind.

So the plan is to share some revision booklets with you for the remainder of our time here doing online learning. 

  • you can complete these by downloading onto your own computer
  • you could print them out to complete on paper
  • you could just write down the answers in your maths book at home

You may also have links to games, as and when appropriate.

Parents: the answers are on the back page of each booklet.

We're going to start with MEASURES

  • length and height (which you did quite a while ago now, so will be a good reminder)
  • mass, capacity and temperature (which you have done in the past couple of weeks, so should be good at!)

Fitness: As always, there are 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. 

 

PLEASE HAVE A FOCUS ON READING EGGS.

THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GOING ON REGULARLY HAVE MADE LOTS OF PROGRESS - SO WELL DONE THOSE CHILDREN!

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!

https://readingeggs.co.uk/

Nessy: Those of you who do Nessy, please keep up and make sure you are completing at least 30 minutes of Nessy activities in a week.

https://www.nessy.com/uk/

TT Rockstars: Don't forget to keep on top of your times tables. You should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables PLUS division facts by the time you go into Year 3. Keep practising!

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Spelling: Keep practising the Common Exception Words list for Year 2.