Year 2

Welcome Year 2 to Term 6 – Splendid Skies!

Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze. Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? Wellington boots? A sun hat? Maybe a warm coat? How do we know what the weather will be like today? Read and write poems and postcards, and, if you don’t like today’s weather report, why not write your own? What weather do you prefer? Sunshine, snow, storms or showers? Get your wellies on and let’s go.

HOME LEARNING – please visit the padlet using the link that has been sent to your parent/carer.

MATHS:

Please visit the white rose website for daily lessons:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

and also don’t forget to practice those times tables:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

There are also maths packs available on the padlet. 

LITERACY:

Keep practicing the year 2 common exception words that were sent home and practice your spelling with online games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

There are also literacy packs available on the padlet. 

TOPIC: SPLENDID SKIES

  • Write a list of things to take on a rainy day walk.
  • Cut out and stick pictures of outdoor activities from magazines and leaflets to create a collage of things to do in the sunshine.
  • Use this collage to write a postcard to a friend, explaining all the fun activities you might do on holiday.
  • Watch local weather reports online or on TV. Listen for as many different weather words as possible and record these in a list. Then write a weather report about today’s weather. 
  • Use google images to find a variety of aerial views to spot recognisable features, such as trees, houses, rivers, roads and fields. What might it be like to sit on a cloud above the school? Think and talk about things you might see. Draw simple sketch maps to record your ideas.
  • Listen to pieces of classical music that represent the seasons or weather. Describe what you hear, guessing what season or weather the music depicts. Compare different pieces using vocabulary related to speed and mood.
  • Look at books at home to search for stories about the weather. Write a book review.

 

Hello Year 2!

I hope everyone is keeping safe at home and taking the time to enjoy being at home. To keep you busy, make sure you are learning every day. Here are some things you can be doing: 

Literacy

Watch these videos and see if you can do the activities. You don’t need to print them, just do them on paper or discuss the answers with an adult! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/word-grammar/zfwfmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/sentence-grammar/zbmgpg8

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm

http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/rocket.htm 

Write your own versions of some stories from the Literacy Shed’s ‘Stories from other Cultures’: 

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-other-cultures-shed.html 

Don’t forget to use:

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Expanded noun phrases (The deep, dark forest)
  • Conjunctions (but, so, when, because, if, and) to link your ideas
  • Different types of punctuation (! , ? .)
  • Neat handwriting

Spellings 

You have your weekly spellings for the rest of the term in your spelling books; make sure you practise these 4 times a week. You can use: 

Rainbow Writing (a different colour for each sound)

Pyramid Writing:

       s

     sh

    sha

   shap

  shape

Vertical/Horizontal Writing:

                                          s

                                          h

                                          a

                                          p

                                          e

You can also write them into amazing sentences! 

Maths 

Mixture of online activities for 5-11 Year olds.

  1.     Go to the website

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

  1.     Choose which age group
  2.     Click on the topic you want to do

Practise your 2, 5, 10 times tables and number bonds every day!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Topic

You already have this in your homework book, but here are some more ideas to learn about Brazil. Can you complete all of them? Click the document below to download:

TERM 3

Dear All, 

I hope, like me, you are enjoying the lighter days and evenings and the beautiful spring flowers. 

English

In English, we will be learning how to write stories from other cultures. We will be reading Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal folk tale, and other stories from around the world. Children will be learning how to write a story based in Brazil to match with our Rio de Vida (life in Rio). 

Maths

In Maths, we will be moving on to focus on multiplication and division.  We follow the White Rose maths scheme and you can find more information here: https://whiterosemaths.com/

Topic

Our topic this term is Rio de Vida. There will be a large focus on music this term where children will listen to samba music and create beats with percussion instruments. DT will also be a main subject where we will be designing and making headdresses and collages. 

PE

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure your child has their kit on these days. Children will be learning about balance and coordination, incorporating some samba steps! Outdoor PE will be principles of attacking and defending.

RE

We will be continuing to learn about Islam and how Muslims celebrate Eid and other festivals around the year.