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Year 2

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This video has kindly been created by the year 2 parents and children. Permission has been given to share it on the school website. Miss you all.

Examples of Home Learning

Please see Maya's super Stuck story.

Look at Thomas' fantastic bridge building science experiment.

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Look at Caleb's bridge building. Fantastic science work.

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Look at Maya's amazing bridge building and Lego model of her Dad.

Week beginning: 13.7.20

 

Hello Year 2. This is the last week of home learning. What a shame we didn’t get to finish the year together. I look forward to seeing you all in September. Have a brilliant and most importantly safe summer. Remember you can share your work with me by emailing it to dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk. Let me know if you want me to share your transition work with Mrs Walton and Mr French and I will forward it on to them.

 

The colours show the level of priority. Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

 

 Maths

White Rose Hub have provided a range of lessons with video clips to explain methods. These recap skills that the children have already been taught in school. The current focus is on time.  

 

In year 2, the children need to be able read time to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock. They also need to be able to find and compare durations of time.   I have included some practical activities to go alongside this which I hope will support the children with the concept of time.

 

English

This week, the children will continue with their work on non-fiction report writing. They will begin to research an animal and use the facts they find to help plan and write a report.

 Monday: Read the ‘Gliding Stingrays’ report. What do you notice about it? Recap key features of a report. Research stingrays using the videos provided. They can also carry out their own research using books or the internet to find further facts. If the children would prefer they can choose their focus animal. Make notes using bullet points of any interesting facts that they find/hear.

Tuesday: Re-watch the clips from yesterday. Look at the fact sheet that I have provided based on stingrays. Use the facts from your research yesterday and the information sheet to complete a plan for a report on ‘Gliding Stingrays’.

 

Wednesday: Use your plan and the WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like- Gliding Stingrays) to write a factual report about stingrays (or an animal of your choice). Try to include subheadings, a question to make the reader think, interesting sentence starters and factual information.

 

Thursday: Many non-fiction texts include a picture to capture the reader’s attention. Complete your stingray report and add a drawing (bright and colourful) for the reader.

 

Friday: Today is your last day as a year 2. Look at the ‘School Year Memories’ sheet and write about your favourite memories and moments of the year.

Week beginning: 6.7.20

 

Hello Year 2. This week, I have included some transition activities for you to start thinking about what you want to achieve when you go into year 3 in September. Remember you can share your work with me by emailing it to dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk. Let me know if you want me to share your transition work with Mrs Walton and Mr French and I will forward it on to them.

 

The colours show the level of priority. Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

 

 Maths

White Rose Hub have provided a range of lessons with video clips to explain methods. These recap skills that the children have already been taught in school. The current focus is on measurement and time.  

 

In year 2, the children need to be able to measure and compare volume in millilitres and litres. They also need to be able to measure temperature in Degrees Celsius. The activities then move onto time and this week focus on O’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.  I have included some practical activities to go alongside this which I hope will support the children with the concept of time.

 

English

This week, the children will be reading, planning and writing reports with a focus on animals.

 

Monday: Read the ‘Snappy Sharks’ report. What do you notice about it? Use the key features key at the bottom of the page to identify and highlight the common features found in a report.

 

Tuesday: Watch the penguins clip on YouTube (see the link below). Look at the facts that I have taken from the video. Can you group them under the subheadings- further facts, appearance, diet or habitat? Use the facts from the video and the information sheet to complete a plan for a report on ‘Waddling Penguins’.

 

Wednesday: Recap the penguins video. Use your plan and the WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like- Snappy Sharks) to write a factual report about penguins. You can of course include your own information if you want to do your own research as well. Try to include subheadings, a question to make the reader think, interesting sentence starters and factual information.

 

Thursday: As part of your transition work complete the ‘All About Me’ booklet so that your new teachers know a little bit more about you before September.

 

Friday: Write a letter to your next teacher to introduce yourself. Tell them about yourself, your family and your interests. You could also tell them what you enjoy about school and what you would like to improve in next year. I have included some different templates but you don’t have to use them. If you would like me to share this with Mr French and Mrs Walton then email them to dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk and I will forward them onto them.

Week beginning: 29.6.20

 

Hi Year 2. I hope you have all had a good week and have been enjoying your home learning. I have put this week’s activities below. Remember you can share your work with me by emailing it to dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk. It would be great to see what you have been doing.

 

The colours show the level of priority. Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

 

 Maths

White Rose Hub have provided a range of lessons with video clips to explain methods. These recap skills that the children have already been taught in school. The current focus is on measurement.  

 

In year 2, the children need to be able to measure mass in grams and kilograms.  They also need to be able to measure and compare volume in millilitres and litres. I have included some practical activities to go alongside this which I hope the children will find enjoyable.

 

English

This week, the activities are based around the story of ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. See below for a breakdown of the week’s activities.

 

Monday: Watch the literacy shed video ‘The Way Back Home.’ Stop the clip when the boy lands back on Earth. What do you think the boy should do next?

Mr Smith thinks, “The boy should stay on Earth and try to forget about the Martian on the Moon.” Do you agree or disagree?

Write an explanation of what you think the boy should do next. Try to use conjunctions (such as because, since and so) to explain your reasoning.

 

Tuesday: Watch the youtube clip ‘The Way Back Home’ which retells the Oliver Jeffers story that the film was based on. Watch both versions of the story. Make a table to show the similarities and differences between the two versions of the story.

 

Wednesday: Recap the story. Look particularly at the part when the two characters first meet. Who do you think would speak first? What would be the first thing you would say? What questions might you ask each other?

Create speech bubbles to show what the characters would say to each other. I suggest that one of the characters should ask a question and the other should answer it.

 

Thursday: Select one of the characters from the story. Look at what happens to them and imagine how they are feeling during each section of the story. Create a plan for a diary entry in the role of either the boy or the alien.

 

Friday: Write a first person diary entry using their plan and ideas from the story. Focus on what the character is thinking and feeling during the events of the story.

Science

 

I have included a science activity which links to our English work this week. Let me know how you get on with it.

Week beginning: 22.6.20

 

Hello Year 2. The weather forecast looks good this week so I hope you manage to enjoy the sunshine as well as completing your home learning activities. I have put next week’s activities below. Remember you can share your work with me by emailing it to dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk. I would be great to see what you have been doing.

 

The colours show the level of priority. Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

 

 Maths

White Rose Hub have provided a range of lessons with video clips to explain methods. These recap skills that the children have already been taught in school. The current focus is on measurement.  

 

In year 2, the children need to be able to measure in centimetres and metres.  They also need to be able to compare lengths using equal to, greater than and less than signs and be able to solve problems involving measurement. We have covered this since lockdown began but we used different resources. I have also attached an alternative plan with links videos below which focuses on position and direction. You do not need to complete both- unless you really want to.

 

English

This week, the activities are based around two stories 'Maisie and the Dragon' and 'Dogger'. The children will be sharing their view of different stories and learning how to describe characters and events using adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. They will also be introduced to speech marks. Each day has an explanation of the activities and resources to help the children complete them.

Week beginning 15.6.20

 

Good morning year 2. I hope you are all enjoying your home learning. I have put next week’s activities below. Remember you can share your work with me by emailing it to dsmith@nortonfree.sheffield.sch.uk. I would love to see what you have been up to.

 

The colours show the level of priority. Green will indicate that this learning is essential and is part of a series of lessons which will impact on future learning. These take first priority. Amber will indicate that these are tasks set in isolation. These should be completed but are not part of a series of lessons. Red will indicate extension activities or additional challenges which are to be completed after all other learning.

 

 Maths

White Rose Hub have provided a range of lessons with video clips to explain methods. These recap skills that the children have already been taught in school. The current focus is on 2D shapes and 3D shapes.  

 

In year 2, the children need to be able to name of 2D and 3D shapes and recognise their features (e.g. faces, sides and vertices). The children need to sort shapes based on their properties and use shapes in order to complete patterns.

 

English

This week, the activities are based on the story of Clarice Bean: My Uncle is a Hunkle by Lauren Child. The children will share their views of the story, recognise problems and use their understanding to answer questions. They will also create a character profile using information from the story and look at using commas in a list.  Each day has an explanation of the activities and resources to help the children complete them.

Whilst we would like you to complete some reading, writing and maths with your child daily please also enable your child to access creative activities such as painting, drawing and constructing.

 

Further information about our current topics can be found on our knowledge organiser. These topics will be updated regularly.

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