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2 Birch - Miss Davies

Myself, Mrs Borland and Mrs Coates are going to miss seeing year 2 Birch very much. But every morning we are going to upload learning for that day so they continue to use their brilliant minds :) A few parents asked me for a list of websites to support/extend home learning, please find this list below. Each week I will be ringing every child's parent so we have chance to discuss how the home schooling is going. 

Home Learning Science Fun!

 

 

Friday 24th July

 

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

 

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

Today is going to be your last arithmetic practice before your summer break, so try to really challenge yourself! Have a go at answering as many questions of the power point below as you can, in your workbook.

Let’s finish our year 2 maths journey with some fun quizzes. The link below will help you consolidate this years learning, pick and practice as many as you want! 

 

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/maths/

 

Topic

It’s Arty Friday, I’ve found a website with lots of different arty activities and many combine art and science. Have a look through them  and then have fun being arty scientists ☺

 

 

https://babbledabbledo.com/12-easy-art-ideas-for-kids/

 

English

It’s time to finish our last story of year 2, lets finish with our neatest handwriting and use all our wonderful vocabulary we’ve learnt over the year. Use your story map to help you. How do the meerkats feel? How do the meerkats overcome their problem? Do they celebrate their victory at the end?

Thursday 23rd July

 

Reading

Vocab Thurs

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

 

Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

Firstly, let’s practice and consolidate what we have learnt so far about temperature with the mini quiz below. 

 

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-2-temperature-game/

 

For today’s maths, I thought you have a go at consolidating what you have learnt so far about temperature. Have a go (with the support of your grown up) at the maths mastery cards below. Don’t worry if you find these tricky, just do what you can!

Topic

Have you ever seen raisins dance? Well today we are going to make some have a little jig ☺

 

Follow the below instructions and have fun with your raisins (rice will also work if you do not have raisins in the cupboard).

English

Using your wonderful story map from yesterday lets write the beginning of the meerkats next adventure. Today can you introduce your main characters, describe the African desert setting and write up to the problem they encounter. I wonder how many different animals they meet in the vast African plains…….

Wednesday 22nd July

 

Reading

Inferencing Wednesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

Dressing for the weather sometimes is such a difficult task; it’s hard to know what to wear especially when the weather changes throughout the day. Could you please help by making some suggestions on what I might wear when the temperature is that of the thermometers below. Discuss these with your grown up and explain your choice of clothing. The interactive thermometer below might help you with your choice; have a look at how the weather changes as the temperature changes. 

Interactive thermometer

 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/thermometer.html

 

 

Once you have done that, have a go at the sheet below and see if you can mark the correct temperatures on the thermometers.

Topic

Today we are going to make a chemical reaction! You will need some white vinegar, bicarbonate soda and food colouring. In your notebooks make a prediction of what might happen when we mix it all together.

Then have fun following the instructions below. Was your prediction correct?

English

Today let’s plan the meerkats next adventure.

Can you think about the next problem they might have?

Will they clash with the vulture again or will it be a different African animal that causes them a problem this time?

How will they overcome their problem? Will they work as a team again?

Once you have some ideas you could create a story map like we do in class, plotting the story out in little pictures.

Tuesday 21st July

 

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;

 

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Today you will need to put on your investigators hat. I was thinking about booking a holiday and I need your help in deciding where to go. I want somewhere nice and hot; do you think you can help me? Using the websites below, fill in the table and make your recommendation of the hottest capital City for me to visit. (Ask your grown up to help you, as this can be a little bit tricky). 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

 

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

Topic

We are going to stick with the rainbow theme today and make sweet rainbows. You will need some skittles, a plate and some warm water. Don’t forget to make your prediction of what you think might happen when we pour the warm water on the circle of skittles.

 

I would love to see your colourful sweety creations on MPI Twitter ☺

English

Today we are going to write about the beautiful African plains we watched in the short film yesterday. Let’s watch it again and this time in your notebook you can brainstorm words you would use to describe the beautiful setting; vast, bright, desert etc.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

 

Now can you describe the setting in your notebooks using lots of exciting adjectives and your senses; imagine what you can see, hear, smell, feel and taste. Maybe you could draw a beautiful picture of what you have wrote underneath your description.

Monday 20th July

Reading

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

This week’s maths focus is going to be temperature. Could you try to explain to your grown up what temperature is? When would you use temperature as a measurement? Why do you think we measure temperature? The video below will help you understand more about temperature. 

 

https://www.twinkl.com/teaching-wiki/temperature

 

As the video explained, we measure temperature with a tool called a thermometer. The unit of measurement used is either Celsius or Fahrenheit. We will focus on using Celsius. 

For today’s task, could you have a go at reading and recording the temperatures on the thermometers on the worksheet below?

 

Topic

This week we are all going to become scientists. Can you remember any famous scientists names? All good scientists make a prediction before they carry out their experiments. Can you tell your grown up what a prediction is?

 

Today we are going to use kitchen roll, felt tips and water to make a rainbow. In your notebook can you write a prediction of what might happen when we submerge the bottom of our paper towel rainbows into the water.

 

Then have fun following the below instructions. Maybe you and your grown up and sibling could have rainbow races and see who’s can grow the fastest.

English

 

Lets watch this fun short film, grown up you could keep stopping it and asking them what they predict will happen next. 

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

 

If you loved it as much as me you could watch it for a second time ☺ but this time I want you to imagine you are one of the meerkats and how you would be feeling at each moment.

 

Your task for today is to write about this day as if you were a meerkat writing his/her diary. You can use the attached sheets to help you remember what happened throughout the film. Remember to imagine how you would be feeling as the meerkat at each moment e.g. I couldn’t believe it when our enemy Vinnie the Vulture swooped down and stole our precious fruit!

Friday 17th July

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

 

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic Friday again, have a go at these mixed calculations. Once you have finished why not do some natural maths outside using any objects you can find. You can use leaves, stones and sticks to make your calculations.

 

Topic

It’s arty Friday ☺ should we finish our week learning about Africa by doing some art inspired by Africa. You could do some art involving the animal you researched from the big five on Tuesday.

 

 

Or you could make some beautiful, colourful African tribal print art. I’ve attached a little video that shows you how easy it is to make some beautiful tribal prints ☺

 

 

English

Using the same picture from yesterday, can you write a poem. You may want to use the same ideas from your story or you may want to challenge yourself and try and think of some new ideas. Don't forget your punctuation :)

 

Thursday 16th July

Reading

Vocab Thurs

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

 

Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

For today’s maths, let’s have some fun with water (if the weather is nice why not get outside) For this activity you will need:  A bucket full of water, 1 cup, 1 small bottle, 1 big bottle, plastic square container, 1 round plastic container and a measuring jug.

 

Using the table below and answering the questions, you need to first estimate how much water each container will hold. Write the name of the container in the vessels column and then get estimating! Remember to use millilitres and litres when needed.  The video below will help you make sure your reading your jug properly. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFTlete-nMM

Topic

Are you feeling musical? Have you ever seen any African drumming? It’s really energetic and lots of fun, lets have a watch.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVb-wjZ2xQ

 

You could have a go at making a wonderful African drum and then entertain your family with your drumming and dancing.

 

 

But if you don’t have the right equipment to make a drum don’t worry we can make something else.

Can you remember the house Naresiah lived in at first? That is called a Maasai Mud Hut. You can have a go at making one of these. You could follow the instructions attached or you can get out in the garden and have a go at making a Maasai hut or den using materials around you garden. Would you like to spend the night in a mud hut?

English

Have a look at the picture below... What do we think is happening here?

 

Using you imagination and knowledge, can you write a story using the picture as your inspiration? Dont forget your story mountain. A story needs an opening, build-up, problem, resolution and ending. Lets see if you can use lots of great adjectives and maybe a simile or two!!

 

The magic carpet was as red as blood!

 

Wednesday 15th July

Reading

Inferencing Wednesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

We have in year 2 done some work on estimations, what can you remember? Can you tell your grown up what an estimation is? Why would you estimate? Well done if you remember what and when we use estimations. When we make estimations it is like making a realistic guess, for example, if I said it takes 50ml to fill my kitchen sink, do you think I would be right? Why? Today’s focus is going to making estimations of the amount of liquid in each jug. Using the sheet below, in your workbook, estimate how much liquid is in each container. Remember to use millilitres and litres when needed.  Once you have finished, have a go at saving the fish in the game below, pay close attention to volume of water he needs. 

 

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/measuring-volume.html

 

Topic

If your grown up can access powerpoint there are some games, videos and interesting facts about the Maasai people on the attached powerpoint.

But don’t worry if not. Did you notice the amazing necklace Naresiah’s Mum wore in the video? If not, have another little watch and see if you can spot it.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7wV9DeEqw

 

I thought today we could have a go at making an African necklace ourselves, if you do make one make and your grown up has twitter pop it on. I love seeing everything you have been doing at home

English

Today we are going to write our poems using the grid from yesterday, full of amazing ideas! Don't forget to give your poem a title and send them to us, we would love to hear them!

 

Use the sheet below.

Tuesday 14th July

Reading

Retrieving Tuesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;

 

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Have you ever heard of a litre of? Could you tell your grown up what a litres is? Litres are used when measuring large amounts of liquid and can sometimes be written as ltr or l. 1 litre is the same as 1000ml. The video below will help you understand a bit more on using litres and millilitres. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXf4KdfNhF0

 

Could you imagine trying to work out how many millilitres it takes to fill a bath!  Think about all the things around your home that hold or contain large amounts of liquid. Go on a hunt around your home looking for objects containing liquid and see what you can find that you think would be measured in litres. The bathroom is a good place to start. 

 

Well done if you thought of some of the objects below:

 

 

Using the sheet below, sort which measurement you would use for each one of the objects (l or ml)

Topic

Did you notice some of the amazing animals Naresiah saw around her home yesterday? Can you tell your grown up some?

Today we are going to learn about some of the animals which live in Africa. We are going to focus on the big five, this is a name given to the largest and most dangerous African animals.

Can you guess what the animals known as the big 5 are? 

 

Lets watch this little video to find out, then can you pick one of the big five and do some research to find

out everything you can about them.

 

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/safari-live/00000161-b4dc-d9e1-abf3-f4dce8e40000?source=relatedvideo

 

Can you now become researchers and find out everything below about your chosen animal 

(I’ve attached some images of how you could lay it out):-

  • Size

  • Weight

  • Lifespan

  • Habitat

  • Diet

  • Amazing facts

English

In English today you are going to use the grid on page 17 below to choose a character from the Quangle Wangle and write some similes about them.

 

If you would prefere you can make up your own character and write some similes about them!! Im sure you created some great ideas yesterday, maybe these can help you today!

Monday 13th July

Reading

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

This week in maths, we are going to continue looking at capacity and volume. For today, I thought we could start with reasoning and problem solving.  Have a go at answering the challenges below (in your workbook); you might have some of the items around your home so you can have a go at physically solving the problem (remember to break the question down into parts) 

 

 

When you have finished have a go at the capacity quiz below.

Topic

Today I thought we could learn about the Maasai people who live in Africa, maybe you could find Africa on a map with your grown up.

I found a really interesting video you can watch about a little 8 year old girl who lives with her Maasai family. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7wV9DeEqw

 

Were you surprised by any parts of Naresiah’s life?

 

In your workbook can you identify some similarities and differences between the Maasai culture and your own culture. You could set it out like the below:-

 

 

English

Can you complete the poetry challenge today on page 16 below. Its telling you all about similes. See if you can spot any in the poem and underline them then stop there for today.

 

Challenge :- Can you walk round the house and make up some similes… the fruit bowl is as colourful as a rainbow… the T.V is a s black as night…

Friday 10th July

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

 

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic Friday again, should we have another go at some missing number problems? Then why don’t you practice your timetables with some chalk in the garden maybe ☺

Topic

It's your final day for making outdoor art work as part of the big outdoor challenge. Dont forget to upload your photos to instagram if you have access, with the hashtag #BigOutdoorArtChallenge :)

 

Take a look at some already uploaded below for inspiration...

 

English

Today is all about description.. in order to describe we need lots of _________, that’s right, ADJECTIVES!!

 

Can you complete the description activity set on pages 13-15 of your booklet.

Thursday 9th July

Reading

Vocab Thurs

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

 Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

Let’s start with some rocket capacity fun ☺

 

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

 

Now can you colour the measuring jugs to show the correct volume.

If you found that easy you can challenge yourself and have a go at these tricky capacity problems.

Topic

Can you continue to work on your outdoor master pieces... dont forget you can use anything!!! Stones, mud, grass, twigs, flowers.....

 

We'd love to see what you are creating so take a photo and send them in :)

 

English

Have a look at the story map on page 11 below, do you think you could do a story map for the Quangle Wangles Hat using part of the poem on page 12.

Wednesday 8th July

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

Today we are going to look at the measurement that we measure capacity in? Have you got any ideas what this is called? 

Let’s a have little BBC bitesize lesson to help us learn all about millilitres. During the lesson you can check the object in your house e.g. how many millilitres is your toothpaste?  You will need a measuring jug for the last part of the lesson.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmn6wnb

 

Then let’s have a go at the first activity after the lesson and be measurement detectives!

 

Topic

For the rest of this weeks’ afternoon activities, I thought we could get outside and get making! We are amazing at Moss Park Infants at using and recycling things we find outside to make beautiful creations. Does anyone remember our outdoor Mudalicious day....

 

 

We had so much fun using leaves, flowers, sticks and other natural materials we found to make Andy Goldsworthy inspired masterpieces. Therefore, this week I would love you to recreate some of them with your families. You could even win some prizes for Moss Park Infants if you register and share your artwork with the #BigOutdoorChallenge! 

 

Using some of the pictures below for inspiration, let us get creative.

 

 

English

Now you have read all the poem, there may be a few words you found tricky!!

Can you look at page 9 below and complete the tricky vocab challenge. You can draw pictures too if this will help you.

Tuesday 7th July

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;

 

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

To begin with draw all the ingredients for my magic invisibility potion! You can draw them in your workbooks, but make sure you are really precise or it won’t work!!

 

Now can you complete the below sentences in your work book, using the words ‘less’, ‘more’ or ‘equal’.

 

 

Topic

The Quangle Wangle has some amazing creatures visit him and the Crumpety Tree. Who would you want to visit the Crumpety tree if you were the Quangle Wangle? Using the template below (printed if possible or drawn on to card) create your own Crumpety Tree including all the unusual animals that visit. I would want a peacock and a monkey to visit me, as they are some of my favourite animals.

English

Today we are going to read the last two verses of the Quangle Wangle. Don’t forget you can listen to it on Youtube too!

Can you talk to a grown-up about the poem and answer the questions on page 8 below.

Don’t forget, the full poem is in your booklet on pages 20-21.

 

Do you have a favourite verse?? I really like the last verse because everyone is so happy together 😊

Monday 6th July

Reading

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

This week we are going to look at capacity. Can you tell a grown up what capacity means?

It’s a tricky word isn’t it? Let’s watch this brilliant video and then have a go at some of the tasks below it.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt9k7ty/articles/zp8crdm

 

For maths today let’s have some fun with water (or rice if you have enough in your cupboards). Firstly, can you get some different size containers or have a look in your recycling for some empty plastic bottles.

 

Now can you experiment with each container/bottle one at a time, filling it up to different levels;

  1. A quarter full

  2. Half full

  3. Three quarters full.

 

Topic

From your design of the Quangle Wangles Hat today have a go at making your own hate using the template below, either print the template or draw the shape out on to cardboard you find around your home (a cereal box works great). Think about all the amazing things the Quangle Wangle has hanging and swinging from his hat. You could use bits of string, foil, ribbon, buttons or anything you can find.

English

Lets read some more of the Quangle Wangle poem on pages 5 and 6 below. Can you complete the animal challenge set??

 

Challenge: Can you write your own animal poem, there are some ideas below to help you!

Friday 3rd July

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic Friday and today I thought we could focus on missing number problems. We had started looking at this in class, but it was still new, so ask your grown up if you are struggling. If it’s still sunny outside why not do your sums in the garden ☺

 

Topic

For this afternoons activities I thought we could get outside and collect items to make a nature potion. All you will need is an empty plastic bottle and things you can find in your garden (not mini-beast). Imagine that the potion that you are making could be how you get your super powers! Follow the instructions below to make your potion but instead of using a bowl, add the items straight to your empty plastic bottle. Could you write a message to attach to your bottle that explains its magical powers? Once you have done this, why not go on a mini-beast hunt. With the weather changing so much, I am sure you will find lots of little critters creeping in your garden!

 

 

English

Now you've had a good guess at what a Quangle is, read page 4 below and have ago at drawing the Quangle now you have had chance to read some of the poem :)

 

Did your Quangle look like the one described in the poem?

Thursday 2nd July

Reading

Vocab Thursday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

Should we start maths by looking around the room and seeing how many different 2D and 3D shapes we can find? 

Today I thought we could try some problem solving questions involving measuring mass. If you struggle with these ask a grown up for some help.

 

 

Topic

Now that you have all you need to look like a superhero, I want you to tell the World what makes you a superhero every day in real life! What do we do at home and at school, which makes us superheroes? I can think of times when you have all been Ravi Respecters and Suzie Superlearners! I would like you to have a go at designing your own poster, like the ones below that tell the World what your real life Superpower is. Are you kind, funny, good at sharing or maybe even hardworking? I am sure your grown-ups can tell you something you are amazing at!

 

 

English

 

Yesterday we had to imagine what a Quangle Wangle was but we didn't get much information! Today we have been given a little more, so lets have another go at our drawings and see if they have changed a little bit.. Its so important to give lots of information using adjectives - this helps us really imagine what the other person is seeing. Use Page 3 below to help you.

 

Challenge :- Can you play the guessing game? Try and describe something in your house to a grown-up. First try without adjectives, then try with... which was easier???

Wednesday 1st July

Reading

Inferencing Wednesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

Can you fill in the gaps in the sentences below to make them make sense?

 

Today could you get an object that you would measure in kilograms from each of your family members (you could use their suitcases if you want and pop some stuff in them to make them different weights). Then I want you to weigh them and write some sentences like the ones above in your work book. You can use the word bank below to help you.

 

 

Challenge sentence: The total weight of all the objects is …….kg.

 

Topic

Now you have your puppets, we need somewhere for them to serve and protect! Every superhero has a City they guard. Batman has Gotham and Spiderman has New York. What is the name of your City going to be? You will need: Newspaper, paint, scissors, glue, plain paper, glitter (If you don’t have any glitter, cut up tiny pieces of tin foil). Click on the document below for step-by-step instructions on how to make your City.

English

Today we are going to start a new booklet. Take a look below.

 

For your first task, can you complete page 2.

Tuesday 30th June

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;

 

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Let’s start by being a postie again and weighing some parcels.

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

 

Now we are going to be weight investigators. You need firstly predict whether or not these items will be heavier or lighter than 1kg. Then you need to weigh them and see if you were correct. Please find the sheet attached below or you can draw the table in your work book.

 

Topic

Today you will use the lollipop sticks you hopefully have collected (if you haven’t you can just use a strip of cardboard instead). We are going to make superhero stick puppets. These are really easy to make and look amazing when they are finished! Why not make a few of these so you can have a superhero family to save the day. 

 

You will need: lollipop sticks or strips of card (cereal box), felt tip pens/paint, cardboard, glue/sticky tap, scissors. 

 

What you do:  Firstly, colour or paint your lollipop stick how you want, you could follow the theme of your superhero design, or do something completely different. Then you need to cut out from card, your superhero’s cape and mask. You can decorate these also if you like. Next, you will need to stick the cape and the mask to the lollipop stick. Finally, draw your superhero’s eyes on to the mask. Look how good they look when they are finished!

 

English

I hope you enjoyed writing your superhero stories yesterday. Take a look at the website below and turn your story into a book. Its a lot of fun!!

 

https://www.storyjumper.com/

Monday 29th June

Reading

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

Should we start with some time table practice? Can you impress your grown up by counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and even 3s if you feel confident enough ☺

 

Today we are going to continue to look at the mass of an object, but are going to move onto heavier weights. Do you know how many grams are in a 1 kilogram? 

1000g = 1kg (remember we can shorten grams to g and we can shorten kilograms to kg)

Let’s watch the Chuckle Brothers sorting bags of apples to help us understand.

 

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

 

So should we discuss these questions with our grown up:-

Which is heavier, one gram or one kilogram? What else do you think we might measure in kilograms?

How much do you think that you weigh? 

Would you measure yourself in grams or kilograms? 

Hopefully you have got some scales in your bathroom, should we find out what you weigh in kilograms? Then you could weigh everyone else in your house and some larger objects and make a little table of your results like below. 

 

 

If you don’t have any weighing scales, you can pretend to be a postman with this game and weigh some packages.

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

 

Topic

Continuing with the superhero theme, I thought today you could have a go at making a superhero shield. You could use your superhero design/symbol from last week to help you. If you have a paper plate at home, you can use this for the body of the shield, but if not do not worry, you can trace round a dinner plate to make your circle. The video below will demonstrate how to make your shield.

 

What you will need: 

Cardboard/paper plate, tape, coloured crayons/paints, scissors

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMyMvR96Ouw

 

English

Following on from last week with our superheroes, can you take a look at the page below and create your own superhero story, including pictures and lots of description. Don't forget capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, adjectives... maybe challenge yourself and add a simile or use alliteration!

 

Friday 25th June

 

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

Its arithmetic Friday! Have a go at the sheet below and maybe a challenge on sumdog!!

 

Topic

Arty Friday 

For today’s arty activity, I would like you to have a go at designing a skyline or superhero landscape. Think about where Batman lives (Gotham City) or where does Spiderman live? For this, you will need some paints, glue and some newspaper. Don’t worry if you don’t have any of this things, you can improvise and use recyclable things you find around the home for the sky background. Use the step by step guidance below to help you design your skyline.

English

Can you get active today??? Using the sheet below, chose an activity and tell us all about it!

 

Challenge: You've had lots of fun creating superheroes this week..... but can you create a super hero pet? This can also be found on the sheet below. I think i would have Terrific Terry, the super Tortoise. He has a magic shell... Have fun!

Thursday 25th June

Reading

Vocab Thursday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

 

Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

Today should we use all our new measuring skills to bake a cake? I’ve put some recipes below that will let you practice your measuring in grams. But if you already have a favourite cake that you make with you grown up, then just do that one ☺

 

Make sure you are reading the measuring scales accurately or it might not taste great!

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-rice-krispie-cakes

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cooking-kids-chocolate-cornflake-cakes-0

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mary_berrys_perfect_34317

 

 

Topic

Now we have our cuffs, we need a mask! Your mask can have anything you want on it. Using the template below, design and make your mask. You will need some string or ribbon so you can wear it once you have finished. Ask your grown up to help you with this.

English

Can you help Sammy Exceptional complete his poem on page 14?

 

Challenge: Can you write your own poem about a superhero...

Wednesday 24th June

 

Reading

Inferencing Wednesday

 The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

Let’s start with trying to find the camel’s toy. Listen to the instructions as these will help you find the missing toys. 

 

https://pbskids.org/peg/games/happy-camel

 

Let’s continue to experiment with our balancing scales. Then can you use the greater than, less than and equal to symbols to record your results in your work books; < = >

e.g. toy giraffe > toy tiger

 

 

Once you’ve finished measuring, have a look at the below challenges with your grown up.

 

 

 

English

Can you complete the creative challenge on page 10 of your work booklet... 

 

Can you create your own super hero symbol and explain what it stands for using page 12 of your booklet, your symbol may come in hand for your topic work today :)

 

Topic

Every Superhero needs a fancy set of super cuffs! Have a look at some of your favourite superhero’s cuffs. Today I would like you to have a go at making your own cuffs to wear. What you will need and how to make them are on page 11 and 12 of the English booklet. Don’t forget, if your grownup has twitter, I would love to see you finished cuffs, tag @MossParkInfants.

 

Tuesday 23rd June

Reading

Retrieving Tuesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;

 

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Can you read each of these scales? Use your counting in tens skills to help you ☺

 

Today we going to use balancing scales to compare some weights. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any balancing scales at home. But don’t worry we can make our own with items from around the house. With your grown ups help can you try and make the below balancing scales ☺

 

 

Now we are going to practice trying to get our balancing scales to balance. This can be a little tricky and might take quite a few tries. Choose some small items from around your house which will fit into your scales, Now have fun trying to get your scales completely level ☺

 

Topic

Have a look at some of the super hero symbols/emblems below. Do you recognise any of them? How many of them can you guess (without using google) A superhero’s symbol is like their badge that tells the World who they are. This often shows their superpower. Using page 11 of the English booklet (or in your workbook) design your own super hero symbol.

 

English

Now you know the correct definitions of the tricky words from your booklet yesterday, can you complete the task on page 7 of your booklet and complete the reading challenge on page 8.

Monday 22nd June

Reading

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

Well done for all your super time work over the last two weeks. Can you tell your grown up what time it is now?

 

This week we are moving on to measuring, firstly looking at weighing. Can you think of what type of things we might weigh each day? Have a little discussion with your grown up.

 

Now let’s watch some animals being weighed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7w7tfr

 

Now can you go and collect 6 objects from around your house. While you are doing this could your grown up get some scales ready. We are going to weigh each one, but before we do we are going to make some predictions about their weight. I want you to hold the objects and then predict in your work book:-

Which of your items is heaviest?

Which of you items is the lightest?

Is the largest object always the heaviest? 

I then want you to draw a table in your book like below. Draw the item and record the weight in grams – don’t forget to put the g for grams:-

 

 

 

Were you right with your predictions? Now can you fill in the gaps within these sentences with some of your findings;

The _______ is heavier than the _______ but lighter than the _____. 

The _______ is lighter than the _______ but heavier than the _____.

 

 

English

Today you will be starting a new English booklet all about super heroes!!! Have a look at the new booklet below with your grown-up. You will be given a task out of your booklet each day :)

 

Read the story Playground Rescue on pages 4-5 of your booklet and have a go at answering the questions on page 5-6. Can you find the right meanings for the words??

Topic

As this week you have started our new English booklet, for this afternoon’s activity, I thought you could have a go at designing your own Superhero. What is your hero’s super power? Why have you chosen that superpower? Using the sheet below or in you work book design and label your super hero, do not forget to add loads of colour.

Friday 19th June

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

It’s mental arithmetic Friday! Please have a go at the below sheet and then try the time challenge I have set on Sumdog.

Topic

Keeping with the learning about rainbows, I thought we could make a rainbow collage using magazines and other recyclable things we find around our homes. Therefore, before you get started you will need to go on a colour hunt around your home. Remind yourself of the colours of the rainbow and happy hunting! 

 You will need: lots of magazines or coloured boxes or paper; glue; piece of plain paper. 

What to do: rip or cut up the magazine pictures, boxes or paper into piles of squares of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Arrange the coloured squares into a rainbow shape and then stick them onto the plain paper.

 

 

 

English

Can you re-read the explanation text on pages to 15-16, but this time focus on the words in bold print. 

 

Can you now write a definition for each of these words in your work book (using page 18 to help you). 

Once finished you can check your answers on page 19.

Thursday 18th June

 

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

 Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

Let’s start with some quickfire 5 timetable practice ☺

 

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

 

Oh no the hands have fallen off the clocks again! Can you please draw the hands in the correct places? Make sure you use a ruler and think about where the hour hand will be.

 

Topic

In English this week and last week, you have been learning all about rainbows so I thought, today you could have a go at making your own rainbow indoors using the techniques below, you don’t even need sunshine for some of them! .

 

Watch the videos below for direction and have a go at making your own rainbow. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm9ZkYTnCNE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB1rylEo7Vo

 

Use something shiny and a torch to make rainbows on a piece of paper or white wall. 

You will need: A CD (ask an adult) or something really shiny, the sunshine or a torch and a piece of paper or a white wall. What to do: shine the torch onto the CD and wiggle it around until you see rainbows. See if you can reflect the rainbows onto the paper or the wall.

 

 

English

Can you read pages 15-16 of the booklet with a grown up. If you come across any tricky words make sure you discuss them with your grown up.

Then can you have a go at the talk challenge on page 17. Remember you are telling an alien, so you have to be really clear with your answers as everything will be brand new to them. Once you have discussed it with a grown up you can record what you would say to our alien visitor in your workbooks (just in case you ever encounter one ☺).

Wednesday 17th June

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

Time is super tricky, so well done for all your hard work so far this week ☺

Let’s keep practising how to tell the time in 5 minute intervals with your own homemade clock and the below sheet. If you finish this quickly and want to really challenge yourself, try the challenges below.

 

Have a go at the Maths challenge...

 

Topic

Design a poster warning all the sailors about the pesky seagulls. We wouldn’t want them stealing anyone else’s lunch! Remember to include in your poster: What the problem is, who is causing the problem, what to do if affected e.g (call 165 for the coastguard). Try including lots of bright colours and catchy, short slogans. Look at the posters below for inspiration.

 

 

English

Let’s start with reading the information text you wrote yesterday to someone in your house. Did they love it and learn lots?

Today we are going to have some fun with words. Have a read of page 14 and then see how many new words and invented definitions you can create! I wonder what it would like to write on jelly paper!

 

 

Tuesday 16th June

 

Please find below a powerpoint presentation to assist with suffixes this week in your weekly spellings :)

Reading

Retrieving Tuesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you

ask these style questions while reading;

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Let’s start again with counting around the clock in fives. 

What number does the minute hand have to go past to change the time from ‘past’ the hour into ‘to’ the hour?

Let’s have another little practice.

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/minutehandimm/minutehandimm.htm

If you feel like your child seems to have a good understanding, then they can try the below sheet. If not quite ready, let them continue to practice with games online and test them using their clock they made last week.

Topic

Today you are going to have a go at making your very own zip wire for your luscious lunch to travel down.  Depending on what you use for the line will determine how much weight your zip wire can hold. Watch the video below and use the page for direction on how to build your zip wire. 

https://www.science-sparks.com/teddy-zip-wire/

You may need: 

String, wire or wool

Pipe cleaners and straws 

Tape

 

English

Can you re-read the rainbow information text from last week (pages 5-7). Today, using yesterday’s plan, you are going to write your own information text, just as interesting as the rainbow information text. I want you to remember to use:-

  • Key features of an information text
  • Different sentence openers
  • A variety of conjunctions
  • Interesting vocabulary about the specific subject e.g. rainbows = arc, spectrum etc.
Please read the writing help sheet on page 13 before starting and think about who you are writing it for. I would love to read them 

Monday 15th June

 

Weekly spellings

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a day this week. You can practice them with chalk in the garden, scrabble letters etc.

 

1)fitness  2) illness  3) sadness  4) sickness  5) witness 

6) happiness  7) basement  8) enjoyment  9) pavement              

10) merriment

Grown ups can you dictate a sentence each day involving these words.

I have attached a powerpoint you can use to support learning of the suffixes –ment and –ness.

I have also inputted all the spellings into Sumdog, so you can have fun playing games with them on there

Reading

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

Have you been trying to tell the time lots over the weekend?

Let’s start with counting around the clock in fives. If that was easy for you, have a go at doing it backwards.

Let’s have a little re-cap on some of last weeks learning:-

How many seconds are there in a minute?

How many minutes are there in an hour?

Where is the minute hand at half past the hour?

Where is the minute hand at quarter past the hour?

Where is the minute hand at quarter to the hour?

How many minutes are there between each pair of numbers on the clock (remember what you were just counting in)?

 

Today we are going to learn how to tell the time to 5 minute intervals. So let’s watch a little video to show us just how long 5 minutes is.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks1-ks2-how-long-is-five-minutes/zdtjmfr

Now let’s have a little sing and dance while learning how to tell the time to 5 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6RNkQ7lU8Y

Should we have another go at the maths game but this time looking at the time in 5 minute intervals? Remember to count in 5’s and that once to minute hand passes the 6, it is no longer ‘past’ the hour, it becomes ‘to’ the next hour.

Grown up can you pick level 4 and a 12 hour clock. As this is new learning you might want to choose the untimed version of the game so they do not need to rush.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

 

Topic

Watch the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch again. Look at all the wonderful things Mrs Grinling made for her husband’s lunch they look yummy! Today I would like you to have a go at designing a luscious, luxury lunch for Mr Grinling, include all your favourite things to eat. If I was going to make a luscious lunch, I would have smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches with fresh, fruity lemonade to wash it down, followed by the chocolatiest chocolate sponge cake for pudding.  You could even make the lunch for your family. Yum!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

 

English

Can you remember the key features of an information text? Tell your grown up

or brain storm them in your work book.

Today it is your turn to write your information text. It has to be something you

are interested in and know quite a lot about. Please read page 11 of the booklet

for some ideas.

Then can you plan it in your work book, using the layout from page 12. Remember

to only write short ideas or notes into your plan.

Friday 12th June

 

Reading

Sequencing Friday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing. When you have finished your story can you re-write the blurb for the story?  Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is?

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

 

It’s mental arithmetic Friday! Please have a go at the below sheet.

Topic

 

We would have our art lesson today in our beautiful Atelier where we have been learning the skills of observational drawing. So for this afternoon’s activity, I thought we could have a go at an observational drawing of what you might find at the beach. Loads of creatures, shells and other unusual objects are washed up on to the sand. Before you pick one of the images to draw, do you think you could find out what they are?  Use one of the images below for your observational drawing, if you have shells around your house, even better! Do not forget when doing an observational drawing, you need to look closely at all the detail and draw small sections at a time, your drawing  should not be finished in 5 minutes!

English

Choose a subject you are interested in, either in a book or on a webpage (the National Geographic Kids has lots of interesting explanation texts). Then can you identify the features we looked at yesterday and write them on page 10 of the booklet or in your work books.

Thursday 11th June

 

Reading

 

Vocab Thurs

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these vocabulary questions about what you have just read;

 

 Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

How many adjectives can you find on the first page?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Maths

 

What time are you starting maths today? Grown up can you discuss the below questions with your child:-

If the minute hand is pointing at 3, how many minutes have passed the hour?

 If the minute hand is pointing at 9, how many minutes until the next hour?

Because quarter to and quarter past is still brand new to use, let’s play some games to practice reading them on a clock.

http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/quarterhours/quarterhoursimm/quarterhoursimm.htm

https://www.turacogames.com/games/telling-time-quarter-to-quarter-past-2nd-grade-math-game/

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

 

Can you please have a go at the below sheet. Remember to use a ruler when drawing your hands and ask a grown up if you are finding it tricky.

If you are a superstar and want an extra challenge please try the problems below.

Topic

 

Watch the lighthouse Keepers Lunch again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

 

How lucky is Mr Grinling to get his lunch sent to him every day by his wife, but those pesky seagulls keep getting their beaks on it first. What would you put in your yucky sandwich to stop those greedy gulls from gobbling it? I would put in pickles and peppers, I don’t think they will like that! In your workbook, design and label your own yucky sandwich, think about the disgusting things you could include inside.

 

English

 

Today we are going to look at the features of an explanation text. Can you read the rainbow explanation text on pages 5-7 again. This time as you read can you be looking out for the below features and tick them when you find them:-

A title  

An opening sentence that says what the text is about  

A series of facts explaining why something happens  

Pictures and or diagrams   

 

Extra Challenge -  If you have any information or explanation books at home, can you use your scanning skills (read over the text quickly to find something) and see if you can find each of the explanation text features in one book or on one webpage about something you are interested in.

Wednesday 10th June

 

Reading

 

Inferencing Wednesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

 

I hope you are enjoying learning the time. Try and use the clock as much as you can during your day today.

First time task of the day – Oh no the hands have fallen off these clocks! Can you please draw the hands in the correct places? Make sure you use a ruler.

Today is going to be a little trickier, because we are moving on to looking at ‘quarter to’ and ‘quarter past’. Do you want to show your grown up where you think the minute hand might be at ‘quarter to’ and ‘quarter past’? Think about your fractions and imagine the clock is a pizza to help you – if you were eating a quarter of it where would the line be? Practice showing 

Let’s watch this video to see how long quarter of an hour is and what we can do in this time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbc2y9q

 

Should we have another go at the maths game but this time looking at ‘quarter to’ and ‘quarter past’. Grown up can you pick level 3 and a 12 hour clock. As this is new learning you might want to choose the untimed version of the game so they do not need to rush.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

If you made a clock on Monday, why don’t you add quarter past and quarter to onto your clock like below ☺ and use this to help you complete the below sheet.

Topic

 

Well done if you finished designing your lighthouse yesterday. Today we are going to build it using recyclable things we can find around our homes, watch the video to help you begin to build your lighthouse. I would love to see some of your finished lighthouses, so don’t forget, if your grownup has twitter, tag @MossParkInfants. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyy6ueVHuQQ

You will need: 

Cardboard (toilet rolls are good)

Scissors, glue, coloured paint or pencils

 

English

 

Can you read the glossary on page 7. Then can you try and answer the challenges on page 8, there are some tricky challenges on this page so please ask a grown up if you are struggling.

Tuesday 9th June

 

 

English

 

Can you read pages 5-7 below and learn all about rainbows. Then can you have a go at finishing the sentences at the bottom of page 7 with everything you have learnt.

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/moss-park-infant-school/UploadedDocument/20feda3684a44e5d825e6a8d7e9fb6cd/talk4writing-5-7.pdf

 

Reading

 

Retrieving Tuesday

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you
ask these style questions while reading;
Who is the main character in the story?
When/Where is the story set?
Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?
How is the dilemma resolved?
Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

Because reading the clock is all about counting in 5’s lets start with supermovers and our 5 timetables.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-the-5-times-table/zhbm47h

 

Now let’s try this little quiz:-

How many seconds are there in a minute?

How many minutes are there in an hour?

Where is the minute hand at half past the hour?

 

Now let’s get telling the time, grown up can you pick level 2 and a 12 hour clock on the below game. 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

If you do not have access to this game, then you could show them a range of times (o’clock and half past) on a clock and ask them to tell you the time. Or if you want to challenge them further, ask them to show you the times on clock themselves.

Can you please have a go at the below sheet

Now a little challenge to finish – Who is telling the time correctly?

Topic

For this afternoon’s topic, firstly watch the video below of the book,  the Light Keeper’s lunch.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46wCRq50Wwg

Mr Grinling looks after a lighthouse as his job. Do you know what a lighthouse is and what they are used for? In Year 2 we learnt about a famous lady that lived in a lighthouse, can you remember her name and what she is famous for? A big clue is her name begins with G! 

For today’s task, I would like you to have a go at design your own lighthouse (you will make this tomorrow). . Have a think about the shape of the lighthouse. The video link will give you some ideas before you design your lighthouse. From looking at the pictures below, what shape where the windows? What colours where lighthouses usually? What shape is the building (square, triangular, round)? 

 

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

Monday 8th June

 

Weekly Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a day this week. You can practice them with chalk in the garden, scrabble letters etc.

 

1) work 2) world 3) worth 4) usual 5) vision 6) treasure 7) fiction 8) motion 9) option 10) potion

 

Grown ups can you dictate a sentence each day involving these words.

You can play spelling games on Sumdog to practice these words.

 

Reading

 

Prediction Monday

Each day this week we will focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ………. will go next?

What do you think ………… will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Maths

 

This week we are moving on to telling the time. Discuss with your grown up why telling the time is important. In year 1 you learnt how to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.  Let’s have a little recap of what we already know about time by watching the below clip and playing the games that follow.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zcmdwxs

 

Can you now grab a clock or stand near a clock and have a go at answering these questions:-

 

What do the numbers represent on the clock face? Can you show your grown up how wonderful you are at counting in 5’s using the clock to help you?

Which is the hour hand? 

Which is the minute hand?

 

Now can you have a go at matching the school events below to the approximate times they happen? If you have a clock at home, you can impress your grown up and use it to show each time.

 

9 0'Clock                    Lunchtime

Half past 10               Go to school   

12 O'Clock                 Hometime

Half past 3                 Playtime

 

Today’s task is to write all the events in your day, from when you wake up to when you go to sleep. Next to each event I want you to write the time it happens and if you’ve had your Weetabix this morning you could even add an extra column and have a go at drawing the time on a clock too. Below is how you can lay it out in your workbook and how I start my day ☺

Afternoon

 

As we are going to be learning to tell the time all week, why not have a go at making your very own clock this afternoon.

English

Take a look at our new Talk for writing booklet with your grown-ups. There are some lovely activities for you to complete over the next 2 weeks. Today lets start with page 4 and get thinking all about rainbows :)

Topic

 

Our topic this term is going to be Beachcombers (the seaside) and we will be learning about the features of a seaside, what we might find on the beach and some of the animals that live at the seaside (habitats). 

 

This term, we would have been taking a trip to Formby Beach as part of our topic, so your first task is, with the help of your grown up, choose a beach from the list below and research the beach.  Have a watch of the virtual tours and see what you can spot. Using the sheet below as guidance, record your findings in your workbook. Your research will include, where the beach is located, any special features and what can you do there. 

 

UK beaches: Formby, Blackpool, St Annes, Southport. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sa62gpIop4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXEn1mLeJIU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bkUXGCNH1Y

Monday 1st June - Happy Holidays

 

We hope you are still having lots of fun during half term. We will be putting home learning back on as normal from the 8th of June, but thought we'd put some websites on you could have a look at in the meanwhile :)

 

Please see the below websites for some writing, maths and outdoor fun :) 

Holiday Challenge!

 

In school, we would now be starting our final half term holiday, so for the next 2 weeks we are going to take a break from our daily home learning.  Instead, I thought you could maybe do some of the different activities below. Remember, this would be a break in school so make sure whatever you choose to do, you have loads of fun!

 

Well done year 2 for all the amazing work you have been doing at home. I know it has not been easy not being able to go outside and play when the weather hasn’t been nice but you guys have been doing an important job, you are real life superheroes! The Scouts have thought of loads of fun activities you can do at home with your families during this time I thought maybe over this next few weeks, we could have a go at some of these indoor activities.

Over the year in year 2, we have looked at different significant figures and events in history like Grace Darling and how history is documented (the census). What we are experiencing now is going to be one-day part of history! Future generations will read how brave we were and how we worked together to stay safe. Why not create a Covid19 capsule with your family, that way when all of this is nothing but a distance memory to us all we have something to look back on.

 

You could also make the keepsake cast of your handprints with salt dough. It is really easy to make, follow the instructions and what you will need below.

The 21st of May is going to be outdoor classroom day. We are passion about outdoor learning at Moss Park Infants and love nothing more than taking our lessons outside. There are loads of fun and engaging activities available on the outdoor classroom day website for you to do whilst at home. Try getting out and getting active! I would love to see pictures of you having outdoor fun, so do not forget, if your grownup has twitter to tag @MossParkInfants.

Remember to decorate your stone and bring it with you to school on Thursday when you pick up your pack.

I can't wait to see them :)

Friday 15th May - Home Learning

 

Good morning and happy Friday! It was so, so lovely to see many of you yesterday, to see how much taller you had got or how much longer your hair was! Thank you for bringing in so many beautiful stones, they look amazing in our outdoor classroom. It's the last Joe of the week, so let's give it 100%!

 

English

 

I know you would of thought of loads of amazing ideas yesterday when planning your own helpful elf story. Today you are going to write your story using your story mountain to help you. Do not forget to write in full sentences, re-read your writing and check your punctuation (full stops and capitals especially!). Try and challenge yourself today and see if you can use adjectives and adverbs to make your story exciting! Make sure you use your plan to help you! I would love to read some of them so don't forget if your grown-up has twitter tag @MossParkInfants. 

 

Maths -Friday Fractions

 

Well done for all your super maths work this week, it hasn’t been easy, so you should be really proud of yourself if you managed to do some of it. Today’s focus is going to be fun fractions. Let us recap on fractions by playing the fraction matching game below before you do today’s challenge. Grown-ups please pick the appropriate level for your child. Have fun!

For our maths challenge today, I thought we could do something a little different today and have a go at making one of these fraction pictures.  We are amazing at fractions in year 2 already so we should be ace at this!

 

You will need a circle lid or glass to trace round coloured paper (don’t worry if you don’t have any, you can just colour the paper in) scissors and some glue. 

Following the link and instructions below to make one of these beautiful pictures. How good do they look!

Afternoon art

 

When I go for my daily exercise I notice new flowers blooming almost every day! I thought today it might be nice to get in the garden and do some observational drawing, painting or chalking of the lovely spring flowers or trees. If you are lucky and get some animal visitors to your garden you can sketch them too :)

Thursday 13th May - Home Learning

 

Good morning year 2 :) It's our PE day, so lets give Joe 100% today and then if you fancy a little more exercise you can try some 5 a days.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLMGJ9S0seE

 

I look forward to seeing all your grown ups this afternoon when they collect your new work packs between 1-3pm :) if you have decorated a stone please bring it with you :)

 

English

 

Clary, Pepper and Jas have lots of elf friends who like to help people too:-

  •  Jolly and Merry help Father Christmas
  • Cupcake and Cookie help Mr & Mrs Pie in their bakery

Today you are going to plan a story about some elves that help people. Please use the document below to plan your elf story (you can do it in your workbook). Remember this is just a plan, so you can do bullet points, key words/adjectives/adverbs – but you don’t need to write full sentences. You will do this tomorrow when writing your story.

Reading - Inference

 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes - I have set you some spelling games on Sumdog you can practice with.

 

1) brother 2) other 3) mother 4) chimney 5) donkey 6) key 7) kidney

8) trolley 9) turkey 10) valley

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence for them to write in their workbook.

The mother gave her oldest son a donkey and her other son a turkey. 

 

Maths

 

Statistics

Today our maths focus is statistics/data handling (pictograms, tally charts and bar charts). We have already done some work on statistics in class; we made our own pictograms, bar charts and tally charts in science and maths.

 

Before we start today’s lesson, recap on the different types of charts and graphs we have looked at before and how we can use their information to answer questions.  

Now you have recapped, work your way through the slides below in your workbook. Discuss your reasoning and answers with your grown up.

Once you have finished today’s maths, help the farmer catch the fruit and make a pictogram in the fun game below.

Topic

 

Looking at your investigation from yesterday, can you have a go at discussing the following questions with your grown up:-

Why are flexible materials important to us?

Can you think about some objects where it is important they are not flexible?

 

Today we are going to imagine it is your job to build a new house for you and your family. Can you go outside and look at your house. I want you to think about what parts are made out of what materials and why.

Now your task is to draw your perfect house and then label what you are going to make each part out of and why. Would you make the windows out of wood? No – why not? You have the below materials available to make your house:-

  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Slate

You can use the below to help you think about the different parts your house should include:-

Wednesday 13th March - Home Learning

 

Happy Wednesday - lets get started with Joe and then follow it later on with some relaxing yoga :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

English

 

Have you ever received a postcard? I used to send them to my Nan every time we went on holiday and she loved them! It's a bit like a letter, but more informal and a little bit shorter usually. 

The elves have received a postcard (page 12 of booklet) from the shoemaker and his wife with some exciting news.

Can you write back to them and tell them everything the elves have been up to. You could draw a little picture of the elves and brainstorm around them everything they may have been up to first, then use your plan to help you write the postcard. Have they loved walking around in their new clothes and received lots of compliments? Have they been helping anyone else since the shoemaker? Have they been on a holiday?

 

Reading

 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;
Who is the main character in the story?
When/Where is the story set?
Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?
How is the dilemma resolved?
Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story?
Why?

 

Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes - you could make a kaboom game with the words :)

 

1) brother 2) other 3) mother 4) chimney 5) donkey 6) key 7) kidney

8) trolley 9) turkey 10) valley

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence for them to write in their workbook.

The brother rode the donkey all the way to his mother's house so he could have a bath.

 

Maths - Multiplication and division (reasoning and problem solving)

 

Today’s maths focus is going to be multiplication and division. We have practiced our multiplication and division lots already in Year 2, so to start let us first recap on the methods we can use for multiplication and division.

 

Now you have recapped, in your workbooks, have a go at working your way through the multiplication and division problem solving slides below.

 

If you child is struggling with any of the calculations please give them something to help them count. In class, we would use the tens and ones to help support us with our calculations but don’t worry if at home you don’t have any, count out some pasta or dried beans and use them instead, they work just as well!

 

 Once you have finished, let us consolidate our learning with some fun! Have a go at feeding some hungry puppies. Make sure it is fair or you will have some sad doggies! Alternatively, you could test your multiplication speed and shoot the meteors before the times up.

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/doggyDivision/index.html

 

https://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor  

 

Topic

 

Today we are going to investigate the properties of some of the objects you looked at yesterday. First can you get some play dough or slime. If you do not have any, I found this video where you can have a go at making some putty really quickly (you can use washing up liquid instead of shampoo).

 

 

 

Now can you experiment with your play dough, slime or putty and try to do the following to it:-

 

  1. Stretch it
  2. Bend it
  3. Twist it
  4. Squash it

 

Could you do all four? Yes :)

Now pick up something from your living room and try to do all four steps to it. Did you struggle this time? Why do you think the object you picked does not stretch, bend, twist or squash?

I want you to go on another hunt like yesterday, but this time you are testing the things in your house to see whether they stretch, bend, twist or squash. Can you divide your page into 5 sections like below. I’ve started you off investigating the properties of a wellington boot and put some images below of things you could test. Happy investigating :)

 

Object

Stretch

Bend

Twist

Squash

Wellington Boot

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th May - Home Learning


Good morning 2 Birch :) I hope you all had a good sleep, lets get started with Joe :)

 

Maths

 

Today’s maths focus is going to be odds and evens. Practice counting in even numbers all the way to 20. Practice counting in odd numbers to 20. As I am sure you and your grown up just realised, counting in odd numbers its tricky. Take a look at the number square, all the odd numbers are in purple and the even numbers are green.  What can you notice? Are there any patterns? What do you think will happen when you add even numbers together? Do you think there will be a pattern?

Before we start today’s challenge, watch the video below, it makes remembering odds and evens much easier!!
Now that you have practised and revised odd and even numbers, in your workbook have a go at answering the calculations on the worksheet below. Do not worry if you find some tricky, just do your best.
Once you have finished why not one of the games below to consolidate your learning play.

English 

 

Firstly, can you re-read the Elves and The Shoemaker. Why did the Shoemaker decide to make the Elves new clothes? Discuss the reason with your grown up. How do you think making the clothes for the Elves made the Shoemaker and his wife feel?  

Your task today is to design the helpful, cheeky Elves some new clothes (page 12 of booklet). Think about the material you will use, the colours, the style, you could even make them extra fancy by adding jewels and crystals!  The Elves will be delighted with your beautiful designs :) can you even label the new clothes with exciting adjectives to describe them.

Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a day this week.

 

1) brother 2) other 3) mother 4) chimney 5) donkey 6) key 7) kidney

8) trolley 9) turkey 10) valley

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence for them to write in their workbook.

The donkey jumped in the trolley and went for a ride around the valley.

Reading 

 

Prediction Tuesday

Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and during reading their current reading book:-

 

  • From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?
  • Where do you think ??? will go next?
  • What do you think ??? will say or do next?
  • How do you think this story might end?

Stone Decorating 

 

Everyone in my house had a little go at decorating a stone last night and we came up with a cat, ladybird and hedgehog :) If you've not had a go yet, get decorating today, it's fun :)

Topic

 

Today we are going to look at the different materials objects around your house are made from. Lets watch this video and play this game first to get us thinking about different materials.

Now in your work book can you divide your page like the below and go on a hunt around your house  and garden finding everything you can that are made from these different materials. If unsure make sure you ask a grown up :)

 

Plastic

Wood

Rubber

Glass

Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 11th May - Home Learning 

 

Good morning :) I hope you all had lovely weekends, lets get moving with Joe and then you can have a little watch and dance to the video below - A BIG thank you from all of us at Moss Park Infants!

Reading and English

 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is sequencing, can you firstly read The Elves and the Shoemaker again. Once you have finished can you put these sentences into the correct order in your work book.

 

  • On the first night the three elves felt sorry for the shoe maker, so worked through the night to help him.
  • The shoe maker and his wife were so poor they only had the leather left to make one pair of shoes.
  • For many nights the elves crept back to the shop and made beautiful shoes.
  • A merchant bought the delightful pair of shoes.
  • The shoemaker and his wife were amazed when they woke up the first morning and saw a finished pair of shoes.
  • The shoemaker and his wife made the elves some new clothes to thank them for their kindness.

 

When you have finished putting the story into the correct order can you write the blurb for the story? Can you tell your grown up what a blurb is? Maybe read a couple of blurbs from your own books to get you thinking.

We re-wrote the blurb for the story Tad in class and you were brilliant at it. Remember to not give too much away to the reader and to make the story sound interesting/exciting, so the reader wants to read it.

 

Maths

 

We are going to move on to something different now, in maths, this week, I am going to set you a different daily challenge were we will learn new techniques and practice old ones. The first focus is going to be problem solving and reasoning, so lots of discussions with your grownups. To start, today’s maths is addition and subtraction in tens. We are amazing in Year 2 at addition and subtraction and can all count in 10s, but can we do it from any number? When counting in ten, do we think there will be any patterns we can use to speed up our calculating? Have a flip through the slides below with your grown to recap counting in ten from different numbers and see what you can notice.

Grown ups, can you ask your child the questions as the bottom of each slide, encouraging them to discuss their answer in depth. What stays the same? What number changes (place value, tens number or ones number)? Could they predict the next number in the pattern?

Once you have finished discussing the slides, take a look at the worksheet below and have a go at answering the questions in your workbook. Again, grownups, you will need to discuss the questions with your child to help deepen their reasoning and understanding.

After that, let’s have some fun and join the Karate Cats for some addition and subtraction. Grownups you will need to pick the appropriate level for your child, have fun and let’s see how speedy you can get giving your answers :)

Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a day this week.

 

1) brother 2) other 3) mother 4) chimney 5) donkey 6) key 7) kidney

8) trolley 9) turkey 10) valley

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence once they have practised their spellings, they need to write it in their work book.

My brother got stuck up the chimney while chasing the missing turkey.

 

 

Arty Monday

 

In the park near where I live, the local children have been painting lovely messages and pictures on stones and leaving them in the park to make passer by’s smile :) each night when I go for my exercise there are new ones and I love looking at them. I know we are all missing seeing each other, so I was thinking this afternoon you could decorate a stone (like the ones below) and then when you come to collect your work packs from school on Thursday you could pop them next to the sign at school (like below). Then we all get to look at each other’s lovely stones and try and guess who painted which one :) Once we are back in school we will pop them in our outdoor classrooms, so we can always look at them :)

 

Thursday 7th May - Home Learning

 

Good morning year 2 :) It's our last day of learning of the week and our PE day, so lets give Joe 100% today!

 

English

 

Tomorrow we will not be learning because it is a bank holiday, it is a very important bank holiday because it celebrates VE day. Can you watch the below video and learn all about VE day. Then have a look at the wonderful medal which was given to soldiers to celebrate the end of First World War.

 

 

 

Your task today is to create a medal for British soldiers who served in the Second World War that is just as creative and symbolic as the one that was given for the First World War.

 

Your medal can be any shape or size, but you must have considered the metal and ribbon choices and chosen them for a reason. On your medal you could try and include the below:-

 

  • The years of the war (1939-45)
  • The colours of our Allies
  • A symbol to signify the war and the soldiers

 

When you have finished can you label you medal (just like the one above) and explain what each part represents.

 

Maths

 

I know you are all fantastic at using the four operations, can you have a go at the below arithmetic challenge in your work books.

Afternoon

 

To get ready for the bank holiday celebrations you could do some lovely crafting to put in your windows to celebrate VE Day, please see some ideas below. I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend with your family.

 

  • VE Day Bunting
  • VE Day Colouring Poster and Union Jack
  • Design for a commemorative VE Day celebration teacup
  • Wartime baking

Wednesday 6th May - Home Learning

 

It's time for Joe :) During his PE lesson yesterday I enjoyed learning that a group of giraffes is called a tower! As it's a Wednesday don't forget to fit in a spot of cosmic yoga too :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

English

 

I hope you learnt some new words yesterday playing Jas's word game. First off today can you pick 3 of the new words you learnt yesterday and put them into exciting sentences of your own. 

 

 

Now can you tell your grown up the job each one of the below words does in a sentence and give them some examples;

  • verb
  • noun
  • adjective

 

If you need a re-fresher on what any of these mean, use BBC bitesize below to remind you.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeognSU6wfU

 

Then can you have a go sorting our new vocabulary into the correct category on page 11.

 

Reading - Inference

 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

Maths

 

Today is our last maths lesson on position and direction; I hope you have found it fun and interesting. Before we have a go at today’s maths let us first recap on all the language we have learnt and see if we can apply it one last time in the challenges below.

Using the grid below, please either print this or in your workbook draw a 4 by 4 grid, putting the start and finish in the same place as the picture below. Ask your grown up can help you with this task as it might be a little tricky.

Once you have done this, how many different ways can you get from start to finish using the words ‘forwards’, ‘backwards’, ‘clockwise’, ‘anti-clockwise’ and ‘quarter turn’. For example; Starting in the start square, move 2 spaces forward, take a quarter turn clockwise, then move 2 spaces forward to the finish.

Topic

Today we are going to look at a very important scientist called Rachel Carson. Let’s watch this short video to learn all about her amazing life first.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_eWZM6IWQ

 

Today you are going to perform an experiment to observe how water pollution happens. Please open the below as a slide show and work through the slides.

Before you carry out your experiment you could make a prediction of what you think is going to happen in your work book. Then once your experiment is carried out you can write about your results – I wonder whether you prediction was right :)

Tuesday 5th May - Home Learning

 

Good morning year 2 :) I hope you all had a great sleep. Who thought Rosie did a brilliant job yesterday helping Joe? Lets see what they have in store for us today :)

 

English

Can you re-read the Elves and the Shoemaker, if you have a printed copy can you look out for the tricky vocabulary on page 9 and highlight it as you are reading it. Now it's Jas's turn to set you a challenge today, he really enjoys playing word games.  Can you help him find the correct meaning for the words on page 9? Look at the sentence they are in within the story to help you. The first one has been done for you.

 

 

Spellings

 

1) runny 2) sunny 3) boxer 4) mixed 5) mixing 6) fixed 7) fixing

8) all 9) walk 10) talk

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence for them to copy into their workbooks once they have practised their spellings.

 

My father loves fixing things, he fixed my old toy car for me.

 

Reading - Retrieving

 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is retrieval. Grown up can you ask these style questions while reading;

 

Who is the main character in the story?

When/Where is the story set?

Is there a dilemma in the story? What is it?

How is the dilemma resolved?

Which is your favourite/funniest part of the story? Why?

 

Maths

 

Today we are going to start our maths lesson with a fun game helping some hungry pirates find their treasure chest full of food. You can play this on your own or with one of your family members. Click on the link below to meet the craven crew!

Your maths challenge for today is to have a go at writing your own sets of instructions in your workbook, to help direct a forgetful boy called Dan around his community.

He starts his day by making his way to his best friend Simon’s house, and then together they walked to school. After school, they decide they want to go to the park to enjoy the swings (I prefer the slide!). All that playing has made them both really hunger! Therefore, they decide to go to Simon’s favourite restaurant before they make their way back to Dan’s house to play video games.
Remember to start your instructions from Dan’s house facing Gynn Terrace. You will need to direct him; to Simon’s house first, then to school from Simon’s house, then to the playground from school, after that to the restaurant from the playground and finally back to Dan’s house from the playground.

Topic

 

Today we are going to learn about a scientist who invented something that keeps us dry. His name was Charles Mackintosh, any ideas what he might have invented? Let’s watch this video to learn all about Charles, his discovery and how it was developed right here in Manchester :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fcCo0G3Z_w

 

I need a new raincoat for these spring showers that keep coming, can you help? With your grown up’s help can you test 5 different materials and find out which ones are waterproof, then decide which material would be the best one to use for my new raincoat. Then you can draw my new raincoat (I like stripes and spots!). Please use the sheet below to help you.

Monday 4th May - Home Learning

 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend with your families :) Lets start our week in our favourite way with Joe Wicks! He is recovering from an operation, so he has a special guest (his wife) joining him for the workout today. Try and get your grownups to join you and take part. 

 

Maths

 

I hope you have enjoyed learning about direction and position so far and I bet your grownups have been super impressed with your instruction giving.

Should we have another go at supermovers to remind us of our positions and directions?

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42626760

For maths today, I thought we could use all that new language we have learnt to fill in the missing directions to get to the right shops. So, in your workbook, write the instructions to get to each of the shops, each one, has already been started for you.  Once you have done that, pick a shop and have a go at writing your own set of instructions.

English 

 

Re-read pages 4 and 5 first to remind you of the story.

On Friday you told Clary your opinion of the story, Peacemaker (who loves to ask questions) would now like your help with finding the answers to the questions on 7-8 of the booklet.  Grown-ups, discuss the question with your child and ask them to dictate their answer to you before writing it in their workbook. Remember, to write full sentences, use the correct punctuation and maybe even challenge yourself to use a conjunction! 

Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a day this week.

 

1) runny 2) sunny 3) boxer 4) mixed 5) mixing 6) fixed 7) fixing

8) all 9) walk 10) talk

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence for them to copy into their workbooks once they have practised their spellings.

It was a sunny day, so the boxer decided to go for a walk with all his children.

Reading 

 

Prediction Monday

Each day this week I thought we could focus on a different reading skill. Today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child before and during reading their current reading book:-

 

  • From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?
  • Where do you think ??? will go next?
  • What do you think ??? will say or do next?
  • How do you think this story might end?

Topic

 

Today we usually have PE in the afternoon, so after some exercise (outside hopefully if it’s sunny) I want you to think about the 2 points below:-

  • I can describe healthy life choices
  • I can explain the important things to do to stay healthy

 

Then split your page in your work book into 3 (like the below image) and try and fill in 6 ways we can do each of these:-

  • Excellent exercise
  • Keeping clean
  • Healthy eating

Friday 1st May - Home Learning

 

Happy Friday Year 2 Birch :) Well done for all the learning you have done this week! Last Joe of the week, lets go :)

 

Maths

 

Lets keep moving with some supermovers.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-position-&-direction/zhh9scw

 

On Sumdog I have set you a little addition and subtraction challenge, you will need a pencil and paper in order to work out the sums.

If you are unable to get on Sumdog, please find a mental arithmetic challenge below.

Then why don’t you have a go at creating a set of instructions using all the language we have been using this week. You could hide some treasure (maybe some chocolate), pick a starting point and then direct your grown up or sibling towards the treasure. A bit like below;

  1. Start at the back door facing the garden.
  2. Move forward 3 steps.
  3. Make a quarter turn clockwise.
  4. Move forward 4 steps. etc.

 

 

English and Reading

 

It was lovely to hear that many of you were enjoying our new story yesterday.

Can you read pages 4-5 again please, maybe this time you could share the story with your sibling or a different grown up :)

Then could you have a go at answering Clary's questions on page 7. Can you tell your grown up what a conjunction is please? Make sure you use conjunctions in your answers and  answer in full sentences :)

Spellings

 

You could give them a little challenge and see how many of our spellings this week they can spell;

1) stopped 2) knitted 3) travelled 4) labelled 5) bigger 6) thinner 7) fatter

8) runner 9) happiest 10) saddest

 

Arty Friday

 

This afternoon you could do some super art for a wonderful cause and competition. The shop John Lewis has asked children across the country to design a 'super-bear', your 'super-bear' should represent all the brave people working for our NHS to help people. Do you know what NHS stands for? 

It could be rainbow covered, have a cape and mask - anything you want!

 

Grown up please find the information below on how you could submit their bear to the competition if you would like to :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)

Thursday 30th April - Home Learning

 

Good morning :) it's our PE day today, so can you give Joe 100% today and then have a go at supermovers below before we start maths.

Maths

 

Now let’s have a little game of direction statues! Grown up can you say the below directions in any order (or you could write them on little slips of paper and pull them out of a hat) and see if your child moves in the right direction :) you could make it a little competition to see how many moves they can do without making a mistake etc.

  • full turn clockwise
  • half turn clockwise
  • quarter turn clockwise
  • three-quarter turn clockwise
  • full turn anticlockwise
  • half turn anticlockwise
  • quarter turn anticlockwise
  • three-quarter turn anticlockwise

 

Can you now have a go at moving these animals in the correct direction, you can cut and stick the animals on or just draw how they would look once they have moved. 

English 

 

We have come to the end of our current English unit, I hope you all enjoyed reading about Pandora's Box and The Magic Box as much as I did. Before we have a read of the next English topic, can you answer the below questions in your workbook:-

  • What part of the topic did you like best and why? 
  • Did you prefer the story of Pandora's Box or The Magic Box poem? Why? 
  • Can you pick 3 of the below words and put them into a sentence each?

Sobbed, hope, curiosity, trembling, released and gown. 

 

Well done for all the amazing work you have done on this topic, I am very proud of you all :)

 

Reading

Now it's time to start our new English topic; The Elves and the Shoemaker. Can you please have a look at page 1 in the booklet and either discuss these questions with a grown up or answer them in your work book. 

  • What do you think the story is going to be about?
  • Do you think the elves are good or bad? Why?
  • Have you any idea what the elves names might be?
  • How do you think the elves might help the shoemaker?

 

Lets see if any of your predictions were right :) Please read pages 4-5, if unsure of any words please ask your grown up.

Spellings

 

I've set a little spellings challenge on Sumdog. Grown up can you then dictate the following sentence for your child to write into their workbook.

Mr Greedy was much bigger than Mr Skinny, who was much thinner.

 

Topic

 

Well done if you finished your inventor biography, I bet it is brilliant :)

Have you heard of the artist Leonardo Da Vinci? I am sure your grown-ups have and will be able to tell you a little bit about him. He is famous for some of the most beautiful paintings in the world and he was also an incredible inventor. He was responsible for designing the very first parachute! Therefore, for this afternoon’s activity I thought we could have a go at designing and making our own parachute. Watch the video and have a look at some of the ideas for inspiration. Do not forget if your grown-up has twitter to tag @MossParkInfants. I would love to see some of your designs :)

Wednesday 29th April - Home Learning

 

Good morning :) Let's kick start the day in our favourite way and get moving with Joe :) Today would be when we have our yoga session with Miss Fisher, so today when having a break brain, try a cosmic yoga. 

English

 

I bet your poems are looking amazing :) now it's time to finish them and write our final verse.

 

Lets read the final verse of The Magic Box for some ideas:-

My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,

with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.

Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

 

Can you discuss the below questions with your grown up. You could begin to brainstorm the ideas you discuss on a piece of paper in preparation for adding your final verse to your poem. Use your imagination, you can choose anything you like!

• What is your box made of? 

• What is on or in your box? 

• What else can you add? Kit Wright added that its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

 

Once you have finished your poem why don't you illustrate it with pictures of all the magical things you have put in your wonderful box.

 

Spellings

You can practice your spellings with this fun game today.

 

Grown up can you then dictate the following sentence for your child to write into their workbook.

The runner ran as fast as a cheetah and only stopped when he had won the race.

 

Maths

 

Today we are going to look at some new directional language; full turn, half turn, quarter turn and three-quarter turn, clockwise and anticlockwise.

Grown up can you ask if they know what any of these words mean already and to show you the movement they would make for each word. Then let’s have a watch of the below clips and play the games that follow.

Can you have a look at the below powerpoint, please play it as a slide show. This shows just how the new language works and then sets you some challenges. Grown up if it has a box with the word answer on the page, you need to click on this icon once your child has had a go at answering.

Reading

 

Today's reading focus is going to be vocabulary. As you are reading your book if there any words you don't quite understand, ask your grown up to help you and discuss the word meanings with you. You could even look them up in the dictionary if you wanted to be Indie Independent!

Your grown up could ask you these type of questions while reading;

 

What does this word tell you about........? 

Can you think of another way of saying.........?

Which word makes you feel.........? 

Can you explain what the word ............. means?

 

Topic

 

Lets finish our biography writing today :) I hope you enjoyed writing the first part yesterday, today we are going to finish off the last 2 sections; things they are best known for and a conclusion. Remember to check you have got everything from the checklist below in your biography:-

 

  • use subheadings to separate sections of their life (see image below)
  • write in past tense 
  • neatest handwriting
  • use conjunctions to extend your sentences
  • correct punctuation
  • illustrations once you have finished writing

 

 

Tuesday 28th April - Home Learning

 

Good morning :) time for the brilliant Joe before we start our learning.

 

English

Let's start with watching Kit read his lovely poem.

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

If you completed your list of favourite things yesterday, it's time to organise your ideas into 3 verses (like on page 17). Each verse will have the starter line 'I will put in the box', you then need to decide what order to put your favourite things in. As you are writing your poem can you add any adjectives to make your poem even more exciting and descriptive?

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

 

Reading

This afternoon we are going to start writing your biography about the inventor you researched. Before we do this, I thought it might be helpful to read another biography about a very famous lady called Amelia Earhart, she lived an extraordinary life. Grown up please pick the reading and accompanying questions which is appropriate for your child from the below.

Maths

I hope you had fun yesterday directing your family members :)

Today you need to help a very messy pirate find all his missing belongings. To do this you need to be sure of your left and right. Here’s a little trick to help you remember.

Please use the below map and then choose the appropriate page of directions for your child to complete.

 

Remember to spend 10 minutes on Sumdog please.

Spellings

Grown up after spellings practice please dictate the following sentence for your child to write in their workbook;

The old lady knitted a bigger jumper for her growing grandchild.   

 

Topic

Hopefully you finished your plan yesterday and now it's time to write the biography in your workbook. Usually when we do big pieces of writing we split it over a couple of days. So today we could write the first 3 sections of our plan; introduction, early life and family life.

Please remember the below when writing your biography:-

  • use subheadings to separate sections of their life (see image below)
  • write in past tense 
  • neatest handwriting
  • use conjunctions to extend your sentences

 

Monday 27th April - Home Learning

 

Good morning :) I hope you have had a lovely weekend enjoying the weather. Today we would have P.E so lets start the day our favourite way with Joe Wicks! 

 

English 

 

For English today I would like you to think about all of your favourite things, people and places that you would like to put in your amazing magical box. Lets start by re-reading the poem on page 14 about Apollo's magic box for some inspiration. 

Now think about how the author, Kit Wright, began his poem;

 

I will put in the box the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,

 

His description is so lovely that you can almost hear the swish and can really imagine the beautiful summer night. So if you love looking at stars and wanted to put this in your box, make sure you add adjectives and use the senses when describing;

 

I will put in the box a vast,clear sky of twinkling stars next to a mysterious, silent moon.

 

 

Remember that your poem does not have to rhyme and can have short and long sentences. Once you have recapped, it's time to write your list (page 17 or in your workbooks) :)

 

Maths 

For maths today, we are going to move on to looking at describing movement. Can you stand up and safely follow the following directions:-

  1. Move forward 2 steps.
  2. Turn left and take 2 steps.
  3. Now turn right and take 4 steps.
  4. Finally take 3 steps backwards.

 

Now it’s your turn. In your workbook I want you to write set of directions just like the above, but I want you to try and get your sibling/grown up from one place to another e.g. from the front door to sitting on your sofa, from the kitchen door to the fridge (and then they can grab you a snack).

You need to walk the route yourself so your know how many steps are needed and you need to use the correct directional language;

  • Forward
  • Backwards
  • Left
  • Right

All steps have to be the same size to make it fair.

 

​​​​​​​Please spend 10 minutes on sumdog a day.

Spelling

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes each day this week.

 

1) stopped 2) knitted 3) travelled 4) labelled 5) bigger 6) thinner 7) fatter

8) runner 9) happiest 10) saddest

 

Grown up can you dictate the following sentence once they have practised their spellings, they need to write it in their work book:-

The child was the happiest in the class as they travelled to the castle on their school trip.

Check the spelling of the highlighted words and if not quite right, underline and let them have another go.

 

Topic

 

I hope you have enjoyed researching and learning all about the different important inventions and their inventors. Now that you have collected loads of interesting facts about your chosen inventor, I thought for topic this week, you could have a go at writing a biography about them. A biography is an account of someone’s life written by someone else, just like the ones we have read on Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Before you write your biography, you will need to plan your ideas. Using the document below, gather all your research and plan your biography.

Friday 24th April - Home Learning

Good morning and Happy Friday! Let's kick start this beautiful day in our favourite way and get moving with Joe Wicks :) what fancy dress do you think Joe might wear today? I'm going to guess Pikachu! If you made a t-shirt yesterday pop that on :)

 

English

Let's start with reading The Magic Box (page 14) with a grown up.

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

 

Now it's time to design and create your very own magic box! First lets design it on a piece of paper and label it with adjectives. Can you tell your grown up what an adjective is?

After this can you find a shoe box/small box and create your magical box. Things you need to think about:-

  • How you can make it magical? Perhaps it has eyes. Maybe it looks like a dragon or a witch’s cottage.
  •  What is the theme? Perhaps it is magical creatures or places. Try to decorate it so that it fits your theme.
  • Is the lid attached to the box or does it lift off completely? How are you going to decorate it?

 

Reading

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. While reading your grown up could ask you some of these questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.......?

How does the character feel when........?

What do you think the character was thinking when.......?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

 

Maths

Can you recite the following time tables to your grown up or write them in your work book? If you find that quite easy challenge yourself to recite them backwards :)

2 time tables

5 time tables

10 time tables

 

Can you tell your grown up why multiplication is commutative? 

 

I have set a multiplication challenge on Sumdog for today. Everyone who did last weeks did really well, but please take your time and read the question.

 

Then why not have some multiplication fun in the garden, pick the time table you feel you need to practice and get chalking :)

​​​​​​​

Arty Friday

Get your chalks back out and lets create some brilliant chalk art, then can you jump in it to complete the picture :)

Or you can continue celebrating Earth Day by creating some art with nature :) I hope you all have wonderful weekends :)

Thursday 23rd April - Home Learning

PE - It's Thursday so we are going to have a big PE focus today, lets get started with Joe :)

 

English

We are going to carry on looking at poetry today, can you read The Magic Box on page 14 to a grown up. Discuss with your grown up any words you are unsure of.

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

 

Now lets listen to the author, Kit Wright, reading his poem.

 

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

 

Now can you discuss these questions with a grown up and answer them in your work book (remember to answer in full sentences):-

 

  1. What is your favourite item in the magic box? Why?
  2. Is this a happy or sad poem? What makes you think that?
  3. Can you imagine it is your box and what wonderful things you might want to put in it? Can you write one magical verse of your your own, starting;

   I will put in the box..............

 

Maths

Today we are going to look at how we can use the four operations (+, -, x and ÷) when thinking about length. If you look at the image below the Stegosaurus is 12cm long and the T-Rex is 7cm long (obviously in real life they were much larger!). How would I work out how much longer the Stegosaurus is compared to the T-Rex? Which operation do I use; +, -, x or ÷?

Well done if you knew we need to use subtraction, so:-

12cm – 7cm = 5cm

We now know the Stegosaurs is 5cm longer than the T-rex :)

 

Let’s try another, our classroom is 9m long and Year 2 Willow’s classroom is 12m long. What is the total length of both classrooms together?

 

 

So this time what operation do we need to use; +, -, x or ÷?

That’s right, this time we need to add the lengths of the two classrooms together, so can you work it out:-

12m + 9m = ??m

Now can you have a go at the below, please take your time and read the questions, there are some tricky ones.

 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-2/Lesson-3-Y2-Spring-Block-5-WO5-Four-operations-with-lengths-2019.pdf

 

Remember to go on Sumdog each day too, I can see the amazing progress you are making online :)

Reading 

Lets get outside and have a read in the sunshine :) (remember you can also use Oxford Owl to choose a new book). Grown ups while your child is reading can you ask the following questions focusing on vocabulary skills:-

 

Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

Can you find any adjectives to describe.......?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

PE Afternoon Fun 

So if we were in school we would be practising our PE skills this afternoon, so how about you design and create an obstacle course in your garden and have lots of fun going round it with your siblings or grown up :) you could post a video or photo of your obstacle fun on Moss Park Infant's twitter, I love seeing everything you post each day.

Joe also set the homework of creating a t-shirt you could wear while taking part in PE with Joe, so why not have a go at this too :) 

Wednesday 22nd April - Home Learning

Happy Earth Day :) 

Lets get moving with Joe Wicks and because it's a Wednesday why don't you do a little cosmic yoga while on a brain break :)

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Earth Day

So today it is Earth Day across the world, it's a very important day because it encourages us all to think about how we can look after the environment and our world. 2 Birch are all amazing eco-warriors, they recycle everything that they can in class daily; pens, food and paper! Many of them marched to the town hall earlier in the year in an effort to save our planet :) They even come up with ideas of how to recycle any birthday treats we eat; Anam stopped me from throwing away their empty smarties boxes and instead said lets make castles and towers with them (which they did brilliantly). So I know they are going to enjoy today's learning and I also know 2 Birch love a song, so lets start with some songs about Earth Day they can have a sing and dance to:-

Reading

The National Geographic Kids have written an article all about Earth Day and put lots of interesting facts about the oceans, the rain forests and many more. Please pick a topic you would like to learn more about and have a little read. Or if you have any books at home about recycling and protecting the planet then have a little read of them instead. If there are any tricky words you are unsure of just ask your grown up.

Writing

Today I thought we could write a poem about how we feel about the Earth and how we could make it a cleaner and safer place to live. Please have a little watch of the videos below to give you some ideas.

 

In your work books I want you to draw a mini Earth in the middle of your page and around it write all the words you think about when you think about our planet and protecting it; trees, sea, recycle etc.

 

Now you have a brilliant wordbank, I want you to use these words to create your poem all about our wonderful planet and how we can protect it. I have put some lovely poems below to help you. Once you have finished you could illustrate your poem with some beautiful drawings :)

Maths

I hope you had fun yesterday on your measurement scavenger hunt. Today we are going to look at ordering lengths. Can you tell your grown up the order of the below items, starting from the shortest and going to the longest.

 

Now in your garden can you make a longest to shortest chart like the below. You can use sticks, leaves or anything else you think will work from your garden. As an extra challenge can you measure each item and put the measurement in cm (and m if you find a really long stick) next to each item in your chart.

If you are feeling like some extra learning, you can try the below ordering lengths work as well.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-2/Lesson-2-Y2-Spring-Block-5-WO4-Order-lengths-2019.pdf

Earth Day Afternoon Fun

  • Make a colourful poster to stick next to your rainbows in the window, telling passers by all they can do to help save our planet.
  • Create the below Earth and pop under each part of the Earth a way we can help protect it.
  • Get outside and plant some seeds or water your plants :)
  • Design an Earth Day t-shirt (and then make it if you have a plain old t-shirt)

I hope you all have a lovely, eco-friendly afternoon :)

Tuesday 21st April Home Learning

 

You know what I am going to say, lets start our day with the fantastic Joe Wicks! He gets our days started off the right way :)

 

Maths

 

Scavenger Hunt Measurement Activity

It’s time to go on an exciting measurement hunt all around your house and garden! You will need a ruler and a tape measure. Once you have found objects that are the correct length (to the sheet below) you can draw a picture of it in the correct box or in your work books. I wonder what you'll find that is long as your arm, foot and grown up!

Happy measuring :)

Remember you must start measuring from the 0 point on the ruler/tape measure.

 

Please have 10 mins on Sumdog - I have set you all a timetables challenge :)

 

English

In year 2 we know all about apostrophes, today we are going to look at when apostrophes are used to show that something belongs to someone e.g. Alfie's bee (Buzz) :)

Lets have a watch of this short video on how to use possessive apostrophes and then have a go at the games at the end.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Can you have a go at page 13 in your booklet, then go on a hunt around your house and garden and write sentences in your workbook of some examples using different people's belongings in your family e.g. Rex's book looks very interesting. I would love to have a go on Sol's bike. etc.

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

 

Reading

From speaking with you all on Friday I understood that year 2 are eager for some new reading material. I posted this over Easter, but in case you didn't see it, why don't you have a go at setting up a free Oxford Owl account this morning. It has a large selection of free ebooks online that are perfect for year 2, it is great because it lets you filter the books by age group and type of book. 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html

 

Once you have done this, please let your child pick a book they fancy reading, get cosy and ask them the below questions to focus on their predicting skills before and while reading:-

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about? Where might it be set?

Where do you think ??? will go next?

What do you think ??? will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

Lunchtime Viewing 

Let's see what the animals are up to at Edinburgh Zoo.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Topic

I hope you all had fun making your telephones yesterday. Keeping up our fantastic inventing, today we thought we'd make something that will allow you to see round corners and spy what your Mum is making for tea :)

Have you ever heard of a periscope? Would it help if I told you they are often found on submarines? 

Your challenge today is to find out what a periscope is, who invented the periscope and when. Once you've done that, do you think you could make one? Have a watch of the video below and a read of the instructions, then get spying round corners :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7Qe1R_S6g

Monday 20th April Home Learning

 

Good morning everyone :) I hope you had lovely weekends with your family, it was so lovely having a chat with your parents and yourselves on Friday, it really made me smile :)

PE - Lets start out day with Joe and get moving!

 

Maths

After all your amazing measuring work last week we are now ready to move onto comparing lengths. Which is longer; 10 centimetres or 10 metres?

Can you look around the objects and people in your house and complete the blanks in the sentence:-

                         is longer than                   .

                         is shorter than                .

                        is taller than                    .

 

Here’s a little video showing us how to compare the lengths of objects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRKa4oHHgDs

 

Can you now have a go at the below work on comparing measurements; remember when it comes to greater and less than the crocodile always wants to eat the larger number.

 

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-2/Lesson-5-Y2-Spring-Block-5-WO3-Compare-lengths-2019.pdf

 

Then have 10 minutes on Sumdog please.

English

On Friday you matched all the tricky vocabulary from Pandora's Box with their meanings. Do you now think you could use all this vocabulary in sentences of your own? 

Of course you can :) Your challenge is to take each word and put it into a new sentence of your own in your work book. Maybe the first thing you could do is re-read the story to remind you how the words were used within Pandora's Box, you could high-light them if you have printed the story out (page 12 can help too).

Remember to use capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks or question marks, and make your sentences exciting so your grown up is blown away :)

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

Reading

I heard from your parents that lots of you did very well with the reading about Thomas Edison and then went on to make brilliant lava lamps inspired by his invention!

So today I thought we could read about another very important inventor, without him I wouldn't have been able to speak with you or your parents on Friday! Any ideas what his name and invention was?

 

Well done if you knew that today we would be reading about Alexander Graham Bell and his brilliant invention of the telephone.

 

Grown ups there are two different versions of this reading comprehension, please pick the one most suited to your child.

Topic

Today we are going to put our inventor's hat back on and having a go at making the telephone, just like Alexander Graham Bell did in 1876. Please follow the video below and then have fun chatting over your telephone. Maybe you could measure with your tape measure how far apart you are when chatting?

Friday 17th April Home Learning

Good morning and happy Friday :) It's fancy dress Friday with Joe! I know from World Book Day what great fancy dress you all have, so lets get dressed up, get moving and see what Joe is dressed as this week :)

 

Maths

I hope you had fun yesterday measuring the distance your paper aeroplane travelled. Today we need to get our tape measure back out because it’s time to find out the height of you and your family. Using your tape measure can you measure everybody in your house (including any pets :)) and record your results in your work book like below.

 

Remember 2 metres can be written as 2m and 17 centimetres can be written as 17 cm.

 

Person

Height

Miss Davies

1m 65cm

 

On Sumdog I have set you all a little Friday challenge about 3 topics we have recently covered in maths; shape, fractions and measurement. It will only be available for today so let’s all get logged in and see what we remember :)

 

English

I hope you have been enjoying reading Pandora's Box this week. Today Apollo (the Greek God of Knowledge) has set you a tricky word challenge on page 10, can you sort all the interesting vocabulary he has taken from the story into alphabetical order in your workbook?

 

Once in alphabetical order get a grown up to check. Grown up can you pick some of the words at random and ask your child to try and put them into a sentence verbally.

 

Once the words are sorted in alphabetical order, it's time to match the correct meaning to each word.  If you look on page 11 you will see the meaning to each word in your list. But oh no they are all jumbled up! Your challenge is to write the correct meaning next to each word. Start with the words you know, skip the ones you are unsure of and come back to them at the end.

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

 

Reading

This afternoon we are going to try and create something made famous by one of the inventors you may of researched earlier in the week, so I thought we'd have a little read about him this morning. You could say he just had a light-bulb moment :) any ideas who we are reading about today?

 

Well done if you knew that today we were going to read and learn all about Thomas Edison! Can you please read the first 2 pages with a grown up. Grown ups can you ask the questions from page 3 at appropriate times while reading with them to check their understanding. 

 

 

Topic

 

For this afternoon’s activity we are going to have a go at making your very own lava lamp! Unlike Thomas Edison’s invention, these do not light up, but they do look super cool! Try adding glitter if you have some and using a torch to shine a light underneath your lava lamp, the effect is amazing!

Don’t worry if you don’t have any alka-seltzer tablets, it does work with salt but it is much slower reacting. Have a watch of the videos below to help you make your lamp. Don’t forget to tag @MossParkInfants if your grown up is on twitter, I’d love to see your lamps.

Art

Each Friday in school we used to go into our beautiful artelier and you did some amazing drawing (Year 2 Birch is full of very talented artists!).

So today I thought you could get out in the garden and do some awesome shadow drawing like below. 

Thursday 16th April Home Learning

Good morning year 2 :) as usual lets start the day with Joe before we get into our learning.

 

Maths

Today we are moving on to looking at measuring length and height in metres. We measure larger objects using this measurement.

 

Can you have a look at a tape measure with a grown up and find 1 metre? Can you see how many centimetres there are in 1 metre? Can you find an object in your house that is 1m long?

 

Three of the objects below are too large to be measured in centimetres. They would be measured in a larger unit of measure such as a metre. Discuss with your grown up which 3 objects you think are too big to be measured in centimetres.

Let’s have a look at this video with the Chuckle Brothers all about measuring in metres.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zq3jxnb

Can you have a go at the below measuring challenge, it looks at metres and centimetres.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-2/Lesson-4-Y2-Spring-Block-5-WO2-Measure-length-m-2019.pdf

 

Then spend 10 minutes on Sumdog please :)

English

Firstly can you read the little extract on page 8 about Zeus and then sketch him, labelling the features you read about.

Now can you read Pandora's Box again, because today you are going to be answering a set of comprehension questions on page 9 to check your understanding of the story. Grown up's while your child is re-reading the story you can stop them at the appropriate time and ask them the following:-

How did Pandora change the world forever?

What kind of character was Pandora?

What is the evil that comes out of the box compared to?

 

If they are struggling with the answers, please go back over the part in the story which will help them find the answer. When they have finished reading can they please answer the questions from page 9 in their workbooks. Please make sure the answers are in full sentences.

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

Lunch Viewing

While having lunch why not watch your favourite animals on the amazing live web cams at Edinburgh and San Diego Zoos.

https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Topic 

Now you have designed your amazing inventions you could have a go at making it! See if you can make it using your recyclable waste; toilet rolls, milk bottles, cereal boxes, egg cartons etc. 

Topic

Now that you're inventors, should we have a go at making a paper version of something the Wright Brothers invented over 100 years ago?! Do you know what we are going to make?

That's right a paper aeroplane. I know some of you are already great paper aeroplane makers, but just in case there are instructions and a video below.

Once you've made you aerial masterpiece I thought you could have a competition with your family to see who could throw it the furthest! In order to see who the winner is you will need to use your tape measure from this morning and measure in metres and centimetres how far each person got it. You could draw a table in your work book and record your results. Happy flying :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ReNKZiZNc&feature=youtu.be

 

Wednesday 15th April Home Learning

 

Good morning 2 Birch, I hope you all slept well :).  Today we would have yoga, so lets start our day in a great way with a cosmic yoga.  If warm enough why not do it in your garden. Afterwards, if you still have more energy, you could have a go at Joe and his capital city trivia :)

 

Maths 

 

Today lets choose a variety of different objects in your house and garden, estimate what you think they might measure in centimetres and then measure them to find out their actual length using a centimetre ruler. Remember to line up the object to the 0 mark on the ruler and to pick objects that are not too big. 

 

Have a go at drawing the table below in your workbook, use your ruler to help you. 

 

Record your findings in the table so you can compare the measurements. 

 

            Object                  Estimate                     Actual length          
   

 

 

 

Remember to spend 10 mins on Sumdog as well each day.

English

 

Today, lets carry on with the Pandora's Box. With your grown up re-read from the start of the story all the way to the end on page 8. Have a think about what could be released into the world that we might not want, discuss this with your grown up and draw what it might look like.

Can you tell your grown up what a conjunction is and the different ones you can use within your writing?

Then answer the questions on page 8, remembering to use conjunctions in your answer; Did you like the story? Why? Who would you recommend the story to? Why? 

Topic 

 

Now that you have looked at different inventors and what job they do, this afternoon you can have a go at being an inventor and designing your very own invention. You can use the sheet below to help you record your ideas and draw your design. Firstly, think about the problem your invention will fix, for example; tie your shoe lace, make you a drink, brush your hair. Once you have decided that, then think about the materials you would like to use. There are two other amazing inventors you may of already heard of that might be able to give you some inspiration with their inventions. Watch the clip below of Wallace and Gromit, how amazing would it be to have their inventions at home, it would make waking up and going to bed so much fun! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeixLO3y30c

Tuesday 14th April Home Learning

I hope you all had a lovely Easter with your family. I will be calling everyone's grown ups on Friday to check how you are doing at home and whether there is anything you need help with or have questions about. If your grown up has twitter then please tag any home learning you are doing on @MossParkInfants, I would love to see what you have been doing :)

 

The government has released the document below to help parents with home learning, it has lots of great websites you can use to extend the weeks learning.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education?fbclid=IwAR0-Rht9mpG8TZYMLWkzTLOR4tyAmIlMrGfZ3uIYwbq_KaSv7_6Pm6D7jq0#english

 

PE with Joe Wicks at 9am is a brilliant way to start the day and a bit of 5 a day when you need a break throughout the day :)

 

Maths

Today we are looking at measuring length and height in centimetres.
Can you have a look at your ruler; can you find 10 centimetres on it? Can you find an object in your house that is 10cm?


Key points to remember when measuring in cm:-

  •  ensure the object starts at 0 on the ruler
  • cm is short for centimetres
  • make sure the object is straight

 

We can play this fun game to start us off measuring;

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm


Can you have a go at the below measuring challenge? You will need a ruler with cm on.

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-2/Lesson-3-Y2-Spring-Block-5-WO1-Measure-length-cm-2019.pdf

 

On Sumdog I have set you a timetables challenge, please spend 10 minutes practising :) 

English and Guided Reading

We are starting a new topic today all about the story of Pandora's Box. If you had a secret box what would you keep in it?

Grown-up's please read page 3, this booklet is an English unit that should take 2 weeks to complete.

Please read pages 4-6 of our new story with your child, stopping at the point where you draw what might be hidden inside Pandora's Box. As the children are reading please ask questions to check their understanding e.g. What did the two brothers like to do to the Gods? Why do you think Zeus decided to teach them a lesson?

 

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y2-Unit.pdf

Spellings

This week lets focus on common exception words, I have set you common exception word challenges on Spelling Shed, please spend ten minutes each day practising. If you made a Kaboom! game with the words from your common exception words sheet before Easter then you can play this with your family too :)

 

Topic 

Our next topic is Inventors!

Do you know what an inventor is? What job do they have?

This afternoon can you pick one of the inventors below and find out everything you can about them.
What did they invent?
When were they born?
Where were they born?
Do they have any siblings?
Can you find out any interesting facts about the inventor you have chosen?

Special Easter Challenge!

 

What wonderful egg decorating can you do at home this week?

You can be as colourful, unique and crazy as you want!  We would love to see your beautiful creations, you can upload a picture on our twitter, don't forget to Tag @MossParkInfants .

Thursday 9th April Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks and a bit of 5 a day when you need a break :)

Maths

Some Easter addition and subtraction problems to solve, you can cut these up and dot them around the garden for a bit of a maths hunt. Then our last re-cap of fractions for the week, well done to everyone who has been keeping up with this, you will be a fractions whizz by now! :)

English

For English today, take a look at the picture and think about what you can see and what you think is happening in the picture. Discuss this with your grown up, ask them what do they think is happening. Answer the questions at the bottom of the picture in your workbook. Can you think of any interesting questions to ask about the picture? 

Reading

Today why don't you build a den in the garden and get cosy in it with a good book :) (that's what I did yesterday!)

Afternoon Easter fun

Have you made any Easter cards yet? You could make a lovely Easter card for your grown ups or siblings :)

Don't forget to finish your egg decorating for our Easter challenge and to tag your wonderful creations on twitter if you have it at @MossParkInfants. You can tag anything you have been doing while home learning on our twitter, I would absolutely love to see what you have been up to!

Wednesday 8th April Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks and a bit of 5 a day when you need a break :) also because it's Wednesday don't forget some cosmic yoga (you could do it in the garden if the weather is as nice as yesterday).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLMGJ9S0seE

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Maths

Here's a little song to help remember our odd and even numbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kHtGbnYKGc

Now can you have a go at the odd/even challenge and then continue to re-cap fractions using Whiterose  home learning. Again like yesterday if you want to get outside in the garden you could have a go at the even and odd number bean bag toss instead.

 

 

English

Can you be a newspaper reporter today? There has been an amazing Easter miracle at Trafford Park Asda this morning! Please go through the following slide show and watch the video, then let the people of Stretford know that Easter has been saved :) 

Reading 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is vocabulary. After reading, your grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

 

Why did the author use that word to describe.........?

Can you think of a different word the author could have used instead of.......?

Can you find any adjectives to describe.......?

How does the word/description make you feel?

 

Afternoon Fun

The week before Easter holidays Nancy had a great idea after writing her bird report, she decided to make a bird feeder to feed all the birds that we can hear tweeting in our gardens everyday :) So I thought it might be fun if we all had a go. Please find some instructions below and a photo of Nancy holding the end result; her fantastic bird feeder.

Once you've made it, I thought it might be fun to sit in the garden and make a  tally with sticks (see below) of how many birds come for a tasty snack. While you wait for all the birds to come, you could make some natural art of the birds, your grown up or yourself :)

Tuesday 7th April Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks - He gave us the extra challenge yesterday of writing our own poem about how exercise makes us feel - who's feeling poetic?

Maths

Today I thought we could start with some arithmetic (remember to pick only one colour of questions) and then continue to re-cap fractions using Whiterose  home learning. I also found this cool shape challenge if you wanted to get out in the garden on this lovely day doing some chalking. But can you name the shapes you have made and say how many sides and corners they have?

English

Do you think today you could have a go at writing your own Easter poem? Remember poems do not have to rhyme but they do need to make sense when you are writing about a subject. You could write a rhyming poem, a non-rhyming poem or even an acrostic (like we did with our Mother's Day cards)! Have a look at some of the example poems to give you some ideas; you could also use some of the words from the word mat to help you. 

Reading 

The reading skill we are going to focus on today is inference. After reading, your grown up could ask you some of these style questions about what you have just read;

 

Why do you think.........?

How does the character feel when.........?

What do you think the character was thinking when........?

How do you know that?

What part tells you that?

Spelling 

Spelling practice for the rest of the week is the suffixes we have been learning. Can you complete one mosaic each day by colouring the suffixes in the correct colour? If you are unable to print, you could write as many words as you can think of with the suffix 'ful' and 'est' in your workbook. 

Afternoon Easter Fun

You could do some Easter themed baking and make some delicious afternoon treats to snack on. While your goodies are cooking you could go outside and make a beautiful nature bracelet like below :)

 

https://realfood.tesco.com/gallery/10-easter-bakes-to-make-with-the-kids.html 

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/healthy-easter-bunny-pancakes

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/eastereggnests_93841

Monday 6th April Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks - I hope some of you enjoyed his fancy dress work out on Friday (I wore my Little Red Riding Hood outfit from World Book Day :)). Lets keep this up and get catching those stars :)

Maths

Today I thought we could start with some missing number problems and then re-cap fractions using Whiterose  home learning. If unable to print please write/draw your answers in your home learning text books. I've popped the sumdog class logins at the top of this page :)

Reading - Prediction Monday

Each day this week I thought we could focus on a different reading skill. So today these are some of the types of prediction questions you could ask your child while reading:-

 

From only looking at the front cover what do you think this story might be about?

Where do you think ??? will go next?

What do you think ??? will say or do next?

How do you think this story might end?

 

English

Can you read the lovely attached poem below and then answer the following questions in your workbook:-

 

1. Can you notice any patterns or connections in the poem?

2. What can you notice?

3. Why do you think the author chose to make the poem rhyme?

4. What interesting language has the author used?

5. Can you spot and list all the adjectives?

6. Can you spot and list all the adverbs?

 

Challenge

Could you write an additional verse to the poem? Maybe this could be about finding the Easter eggs, or even eating the eggs. Think about the interesting adjectives and adverbs you could use in your verse.

Spellings

Year 2 are fantastic at contractions, so can you use this challenge to show your grown ups just how much you know :)

Lunch Viewing

While having lunch why not watch your favourite animals on the amazing live web cams at Edinburgh and San Diego Zoos.

https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Topic

If we were in school this week we would be doing lots of fun Easter activities, so each day I'll pop up some fun Easter work you could do :) To go next to your beautiful rainbows you make some wonderful Easter art or a garland to decorate your windows and make passers-by smile. 

I also thought these Easter bunny book marks were lovely and could stop you losing your page while reading up a storm at home :)

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/easter-bunny-corner-bookmark/  

Friday 27th March Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks - Last one of the week 2 Birch, a massive well done to everyone who has taken part this week :) he is carrying it on over Easter so let's all keep it up!

English

If you haven't quite finished off your non-chronological report then get it finished today, I can't wait to read them :)

If you have finished, why not write a book review about a book you've read this week. In class you've wrote great book reviews previously, just remember to include the following for the reader:-

  • Title and the author
  • What is the book about? (Without revealing too much)
  • What is your favourite part/character and why?
  • Who would you recommend this book to and why?
  • What rating would you give it out of 5 stars?

Reading

Oxford Owl has a large selection of free ebooks online that you can access over the Easter break. The website is great because it lets you filter the books by age group and type of book. 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-school/oxford-owl-ebook-collection

Keep your reading up over Easter and get lost in a book a day :) you could also read with your siblings because when reception came to our class I know how much you all loved reading with them :)

David Walliams is also reading from his books live every day at 11am for 30 mins -https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Maths

When I spoke with everyone a couple of parents told me they had been using the Whiterose Home Learning tool for extra maths and the children were really enjoying it. I've had a look and the activities are great, re-capping what we have covered so far. So I thought alongside my usual arithmetic challenge they could have a go at activity 1. This could also be useful if you wanted to keep a little learning going over Easter. Please follow the link below:-

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

Spellings

Today you could use your common exception words sheet that came home in your pack to create your own game of Kaboom! Pick around 20 of the common exception words (make sure you pick ones that you find tricky to challenge yourself!) and write them separately on a lollipop stick/piece of card. Teach your siblings/grown ups how to play and have fun playing over the holidays :) Don't forget to add 2 Kaboom sticks.

Artelier/Golden time 

On a Friday we usually do some lovely relaxing drawing in the artelier. So instead you could do some outdoor observational drawings of the lovely flowers, trees and shrubs in your gardens (maybe even the sunflower you planted) :) and even go on a hunt or two with the sheets below.

Golden time is your time to pick what you want to do at school :) so enjoy doing just that at home - baking, colouring, building, reading - whatever you love! I've put some sheets below you could pick from. One thing we were meant to build in school for our current topic was a bug hotel, this could be a fun thing to build in your garden, please find the link below to help you.

I hope you all have wonderful Easters :)

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

Thursday 26th March Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks - I'm sure we are all feeling a bit sore after 3 days, but keep going! It's so good for you and how fun was it catching the stars and being spider man :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

English

I hope you enjoyed planning your non-chronological report yesterday, now it's time to write your report. Remember to check you’ve included everything below when writing your amazing non-chronological report about the bird you have chosen. 

 

 

Checklist for non-chronological report

 

Check

Title

 

Subheadings

Introduction, What do ?? look like?, What do ?? eat?, Where do ?? live? Did you know?

 

Different sentence openers

Surprisingly……, Interestingly….., Did you know…., Usually……, Most……, In Spring….., Amazingly……

 

Conjunctions

and, but, so, because, when, if, or, otherwise, although, however

 

Neatest Handwriting

 

Pictures

 

Reading

Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day (in the garden if it's sunny:)). Below are the types of questions you can ask while reading with your child to check their understanding and comprehension. If you spot that your child is struggling with a specific type of question e.g. making predictions, then please focus on this area.

David Walliams is also reading from his books live every day at 11am for 30 mins -https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Dancing with Oti

From my chats with parents yesterday I heard dancing with Oti at 11.30am is brilliant :) 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g

Maths

Today I've put some fractions challenges on. For the children who missed the last week or two of learning they will need extra help with this. If it's sunny you could cut the challenges up, give them a pencil and paper and create a fun fraction hunt in the garden :)

Spellings

On spelling shed we have set a new assignment for you to practice the -ed suffix with words ending in y. Please find worksheet below to extend learning or if you can not get on spelling shed.

Science

Year 2 Birch learnt all about the importance of bees and created wonderful posters about why bees are so special. I thought they could have a go at creating a board game, with the aim to get the fantastic bee from crop to crop to continue it's vital pollinating mission. Please find the instructions below. Enjoy playing it with your siblings or parents :)

Wednesday 25th March Home Learning

PE with Joe Wicks - I did it yesterday morning and realised just how great/tough it was! But it definitely made me feel ready to start the working day :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

English

If you managed to do your research on a bird of your choice yesterday, then now it's time to plan your non-chronological report on the below planning sheet or in your workbooks. Don't forget fantastic sentence openers and conjunctions (I've put some photos up from word banks we made in class to help you).

Reading

Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day (in the garden if it's sunny:)). Below are the types of questions you can ask while reading with your child to check their understanding and comprehension. If you spot that your child is struggling with a specific type of question e.g. making predictions, then please focus on this area.

David Walliams is also reading from his books live every day at 11am for 30 mins -https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Maths

I've put some money problems on today, but if you wanted to turn it into a practical lesson with their money instead this would be great too.

e.g. Mustafa spent 25p on a ruler and 35p on a pen. How much did he spend in total? 

Anam bought a yoyo for 50p and paid with a £1 coin. How much change did the shopkeeper give her? etc.

Followed by a game of monopoly perhaps :)

Yoga

On a Wednesday we usually do yoga, so today you could try a cosmic yoga. We've done it in class before and they love it :)

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Spellings

On spelling shed we have set an assignment for you to practice our year 2 common exception words.

Please use these games to practice our suffixes of the week -ful and -less. There are 5 different games to play on the right hand side (plus printables too if you wanted extra practice) https://wordwall.net/resource/60112/english/suffixes-ful-less

Science and Art

We learnt all about a frog's life cycle when reading Tad. Now it's time for you to show me what you remember, you can use the video and powerpoint below to help. You can use the sheet or your workbook to draw the frogs life cycle and tell me about it.

Then you can do some fun frog art :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_kovglf_eM

Tuesday 24th March Home Learning

PE

Joe Wicks is offering live PE lessons every day this week at 9am, what a lovely way to start the day!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

5 a day fitness - This can be used for fun 5 minutes fitness breaks in between learning - https://www.5-a-day.tv/

FREE log in details

USERNAME: 5-a-dayAtHome    

PASSWORD: AtHome123

Maths

Please find each login for Time Table Rockstars below.

Please see our different methods for working out maths.

Reading

Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day (in the garden if it's sunny:)). Below are the types of questions you can ask while reading with your child to check their understanding and comprehension. If you spot that your child is struggling with a specific type of question e.g. making predictions, then please focus on this area.

English

Please practice our puffin non-chronological report, practicing the actions as you read it.

Now it's time to pick one bird of your own to research in your workbooks (please find a list of videos below to help you). Find out as many interesting facts as you can about your bird, you can collect your research as a mind map or as bullet points. Later in the week you can use this research to write your own brilliant non-chronological report.

Spellings

On spelling shed we have set an assignment for you to practice our year 2 common exception words. Please find your login below.

Please use these games to practice our suffixes of the week -ful and -less. There are 5 different games to play on the right hand side (plus printables too if you wanted extra practice) https://wordwall.net/resource/60112/english/suffixes-ful-less

Topic

If sunny you can go on a mini beast hunt in your garden and tally your results on the below sheet. What's the most common and what is the least common mini beast you have found?

If it is not the weather to go outside, you could paint a lovely rainbow to put in your window to make people smile, like lots of children who live near me have :)

Or you can even use all of the recyclable things around your home and make a collage of colours!!

 

Curriculum meeting PowerPoint

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