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2 Willow - Miss Caines

Welcome to your class page 2 Willow, Miss Caines and Miss Lawton miss you lots and lots already and hope you are staying safe. However, we are going to try and make learning at home as fun as possible. I will upload daily activities for you all to do on this page and will give your grown ups a call each week to see how you are. 

 

                                                             Stay safe xx

Story time

 

At Moss Park Infants we absolutely love reading! This includes the teachers. At the moment, all of the teachers are really missing being able to read to you guys daily, so we thought it would be a lovely idea to post videos of us all reading some of our favourite stories. Miss Lawton couldn't wait to finishing reading the rest of the Witches by Roald Dahl to 2 Willow.

 

Click on the link below to have a look at some of the amazing story telling from the Teachers at Moss Park. 

Home Learning Science Fun!

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!! I'm sure you created some great ideas yesterday, maybe these will help you today.

Monday 13th of 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 g=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

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

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

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

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

 

English

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

 

Challenge: Can you write your own animal poem, here are some ideas to help you.

 

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.

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 starting a new booklet, you can have a look below. 

 

Can you complete page 2 as your first task :)

Tuesday 30th 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

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 have a go at turning 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

For some of this week’s afternoon activities, you will need to collect a few things in advance. All of them you will find around your home or in your recycling.  You will need: Some newspaper, a plastic bottle, lollipops sticks. 

 

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 26th 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!!! Please have a go at the sheet below :)

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 finish off his poem today on page 14?

 

Challenge: Maybe you could write your own poem about a super hero....

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 9 of your work booklet... 

 

Can you create your own super hero symbol and explain what it stands for using page 11 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, followed by 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.

 

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

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

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 try at the maths challenge below...

 

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 the powerpoint presentation for suffixes to help with spellings this week :)

 

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

 

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

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.

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.

 

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 this booklet with your grown up - its got some great activities to complete!

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 :) 

 

Happy Holidays ! 

 

In school, we would now be starting our final half term holiday so for this week and next 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!

 

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.

Indoor 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 weather shouldn’t stop us from having lots of fun though! The Scouts have thought of loads of fun activities you can do at home with your families during this time.

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, with your family create a Lockdown capsule, 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 hand-prints with salt dough. It is really easy to make, follow the instructions and what you will need below.

Lockdown Time Capsule

We love reading at Moss Park Infants, we read every day when we are in school and very often, we do this more than once.  So, I thought it would be lovely to read as many different books as we can during the half term holidays. Do not worry if you have read all your books at home already, the Booktrust and Oxford Owl have hundreds of books for you to choose from.

Remember to decorate your stone and bring it in to school, there is a sign at the front door where you can leave them.

I can't wait to see them :)

 

Friday 15th May 

 

Good morning and happy Friday! let us get moving and motivated with Joe Wicks. It is the last one of the week so let's give 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 14th May 

 

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. My favourite one is the dancing through the decades! 

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.

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.

Spellings

 

Continue to practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes- you could write them all down on a piece of paper and get your grown up to read them aloud to see if you can spell them. 

 

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. 

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?

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 May 

 

Good morning 2 Willow, thank you all for coming to get your learning packs yesterday :) I hope you enjoy the activities. Let us start the day in our favourite way with Joe Wicks. Today we would have Yoga with Miss Fisher, so if you fancy a calmer start, why not do a cosmic Yoga. 

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?

Spellings

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a day for the rest of 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 

 

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?

Maths 

 

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

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!

 

Grown-ups, the best way to support your child whilst they are working the calculations out is to encourage them to count out the number of pasta/dried beans they will need before they try to share them. For example; 30÷10=   Your child will need to start with 30 pieces of pasta.  When they are multiplying, they will need to count groups of. For example, 3x4 will be 3 groups of 4, so count 4 pieces of pasta/dried beans 3 times.  The videos below will help remind us how to share/group for division and multiplication.

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

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 playdough, 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. I’ve started you off investigating the properties of a wellington boot and put some images below of things you could test. Off you go :) 

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Object

Stretch

Bend

Twist

Squash

Wellington Boot

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 12th May 

 

Good morning 2 Willow, it looks like another beautiful day so maybe today you could do some of your learning in the garden. Let us start with Joe Wicks and then see how we feel :)

 

 

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

 

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.

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

chair

table

 

 

 

Monday 11th May 

 

Good morning 2 Willow! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend :) Lets rise and shine and start our day in our favourite way, Mr Wicks is waiting! After your morning work out, all the staff at Moss Park wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your families ! Have a little watch of the video below (you might recognise some faceswink )

 

English 

 

For a change, lets start our learning with our English today. 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 :)

Maths 

 

I hope you enjoyed learning about direction and position over the last few weeks. We are going to move on to something different now, in maths, this week, I am going to set you a different daily challenge where 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 call all count in 10, 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 us 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 J.

Reading

 

Each day this week, we are going to focus on a different reading skill for 20 minutes each day. Today skill is prediction, Grown ups, pick a book with your child and before reading, ask some of the questions below. 

 

Prediction Monday


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?

 

 

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 tomorrow 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 

 

Good morning! how beautiful is this weather today! Let us kick start our day and join Joe and Rosie for P.E. Today we would normally have yoga, so at some point today when you take a little brain break why not do a cosmic yoga :) 

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 challenge 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 they 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 at the start square, move 2 spaces forward, take a quarter turn clockwise, then move 2 spaces forward to the finish.

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?

English 

 

Today Jas has another challenge for us to do. Well done if you managed to match all the words to their definitions correctly, now Jas wants us to sort some words from the story into groups that tells us their jobs in  a sentences. Using the table below and the box of different words see if you can put them in the correct columns.  Before you start, have a listen to the song below to remind what a noun, a verb and an adjective do. We love a sing song in year 2 so I expect big voices :) 

If you are not able to print the table on page 10 of your booklet, you can draw the table in your workbook as above. Jas would also like you to find 5 words different words from the story to write in the columns. You will need to switch on your detective skills and use all that retrieval practice you have been doing.

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.

For today's topic task, you are going to have a go at performing 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 workbook. Then once your experiment is carried out you can write about your results – I wonder whether you prediction was right:)

Tuesday 5th May 

 

Good morning year 2, I hope you have all slept well and are ready to get active this morning with the nations P.E teacher (and his wife!). Lets start the day in our favourite way, with Joe Wicks. 

 

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!

Well done if you had a go at yesterday’s tricky maths, I am sure you are now amazing at giving directions!

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.

English 

 

For English today, we are going to help another cheeky Elf, this time it is Jas. Jas really likes playing with words and finding their meaning (just like we do in our guided read!) Jas first needs us to help him find the words he has chosen on page 9 in the story. Once you find them, if you have printed a copy, highlight or underline the word. Jas would then like you to help him match the words to their definition, the first one has been done for you. Remember, reading the whole sentence that the word appears in might help you figure out its definition. Grownups, ask your child questions like; Is there any clues in the sentence that tell you what that word might mean? Have you heard of that word before? Does it sound similar to a word you know? 

 

 

 

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?

 

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! 

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 my new raincoat. Then you can draw my new raincoat (I like stripes and spots).

Monday 4th May 

 

Hope you all have 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 guess (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. 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.

 

Once you have finished, why not have a direction and position groovy recap with super mover hip hop granny.

English 

 

Now that you have told Clary your opinion of the story, The Elves and The Shoemakers, Peacemaker (who loves to ask questions) would like your help with finding the answers to the questions on 7-8 of the booklet. Re-read pages 4 and 5 first to remind you of the story and help you with your answers. 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 proper punctuation and maybe even challenge yourself to use a conjunction! 

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 

 

Good morning and happy Friday  year 2 Willow :) Let us start the day in our favourite way with Joe Wicks P.E. If you still have lots of morning energy to burn off, why not try a Supermover? Its moving and practising maths! 

Maths 

 

For maths today, your challenge is to create 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. 

 

 

English 

 

We have now read the first part of our new English unit, what do you think? Did you like the story? In your workbook, can you now answer the questions below thinking carefully about the story you have just read. 

 

Have you heard the story before? Was it different this time? How?

Which part of the story was your favourite? Why?

Who was your favourite character? Why?

Was there something in the story you didn't like? Why?

Why do you think the elves helped the shoemaker? 

 

  

Spellings 

 

For spelling practice today, in your workbook and with the help of your grown up, how many words can you think of that begin with the tricky 'n' sound spelt 'kn'. Grown ups, use the card below to prompt your child, encouraging them to look in books/magazines if they struggle. Once you have done this, why not have a go at creating a 'kn' word collage by cutting letters from  old newspapers and magazines. 

Arty Friday!

 

For afternoon art today, why not have a go at designer your very own Super bear! John Lewis and Waitrose have teamed up and challenged the nations children to design a bear to show appreciation to our amazing NHS. I wonder what your bears going to look like :) Watch the video below for some inspiration and have a think about the colours, patterns and even materials you want to use to design your bear. 

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.

Topic

 

Well done if you finished finish 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. Maybe you could show your grown-ups all the different yoga positions Miss Fisher has taught us. 

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 to get up and get energised with the brilliant Joe before we start our learning!

 

English

Let's start with watching Kit read his lovely poem, be listening for any interesting language and patterns.

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? Think about all the descriptive language Kit uses. 

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.

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

 

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 the favourite things, people are places that you would like to put in your amazing magical box you have designed. Lets start by re-reading the poem on page 14 about Apollo's magic box for some inspiration. Remember that your poem does not have to rhyme and can have short and long sentences. Once you have recapped, turn to page 17 and write eight of your favourite things, then start to plan your poem. The first thing that I would put in my magic box would be a never ending amount of chocolate! we all know how much Miss Caines loves chocolate :) 

 

 

 

 

Maths 

 

I hope you have enjoyed learning all about measurement, I bet you are measuring expects now. 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.

Spelling

 

Can you practice the below 10 spellings for 10 minutes a 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 reading we did on Thomas Edison last week. Before you write your biography, you will need to plan your ideas. Using the document below, gather all your research and plan your biography.

Afternoon fun 

 

 

Who doesn't like watching the birds feed in the garden, I love watching all the different types of birds that visit looking for food. So, for this afternoons activity why not have a go at making your own bird feeder. You might need your grown-ups help, as the cutting can be a little bit tricky. You will need; a large milk bottle, some string, scissors and felt tips. You could if you have some at home stick some coloured paper, feathers, glitter or anything colourful you can find. 

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 Harry Potter! 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.

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? 

 

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 :)

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 :)

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

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 12m long and Year 2 Birch's classroom is 9m 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.

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 

 

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

Earth Day 

 

So today is Earth Day across the World, this is a very important day because it encourages us to think about ways to look after our environment and our planet. 2 Willow are incredible Eco warriors and we try our hardest to recycle things in our classroom daily, like scrap paper, cardboard, empty pens and even food! A few of you even marched to the town hall earlier on in the year in effort to help save our planet. So I know you will really enjoy today's learning because its something we are all passionate about. 

 

Lets start our learning by singing along to the Earth Day song, I wonder if any of you could learn all the words:) 

Reading 

 

National Geographic kids have written an article all about Earth Day, which includes lots of interesting facts about the oceans, rain forests and much more. Please pick one topic included that you would like to learn more about and have a little read about it. There might be some tricky words that you will need your grown up to help you with. 

Writing 

 

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

In your workbooks, I want you to draw a mini Earth in the middle of the page and then write around it with all your ideas, just like we do when we make a mind map. I want you to think of all the words that make you think about our planet and protecting it e.g trees, oceans sea, recycle etc. 

 

Now you have created an amazing wordbank, use these words to create your poem all about our wonderful planet and how to protect it. There are some example poems to help you. Once you have finished you can illustrated it 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.

 

 

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 

 

Lets start the day in our favourite way and join Joe Wicks for our morning exercise. Lets get our brain ready to learn! 

 

Maths 

 

Maths for today is a measurement scavenger hunt all around your house and garden. For this, you will need a ruler and a tape measure. Once you have found the object with the correct measurement on the sheet, you can draw a picture of it in your workbook. I wonder what you might find that is as long as your arm, your foot or even your grown up! 

 

Remember to start your measuring at 0 on the ruler or tape measure. 

English

 

In year 2, we had started to learn about apostrophes, so today we are going to look at when apostrophes are used when something belongs to someone for example; Jack's ball bounces. The short video will help you understand when to use a possessive apostrophe. Once you have watch this have a go of the game at the end to see what you can remember. 

Once you have done the above, can you read page 13 of your booklet, then go on a hunt around your house finding different peoples belongings and then write a sentence about these in your workbook. For example Olivia's shoes are pink and glittery. I really enjoyed Mimi's beautiful baking. 

Reading 

 

I know lots of us have been really enjoying reading at home and have managed to read loads of different books. So, I thought it would be a nice idea for your grown ups to register you all for a free Oxford Owl account. It has an amazing selection of books suitable for Year 2, which are all free e-books so you can enjoy as many as you want! 

 

 

Grown ups, once your child has chosen a book they like, start with asking some of the following questions which well help develop their prediction skills;

 

Looking at the front cover, what do you think the book will be about?
Where might it be set?

Where do you think? will go next? 

What do you think? will say next?

How do you think the story will end?

Topic

 

I hope you all had fun making your telephones yesterday :) For today's topic, in-keeping with all our fabulous inventing, I thought we could have a go at making something that will help you spy on your grown up making tea and might even let you look round corners!!

 

Have you heard of a periscope? These are normally found on submarines and their name is very similar to the telescope. Your challenge today is to find out who invented the periscope, what one is, what they are used for and when they were invented. Once you have completed that tricky task, do you think you could have a go at making one? Have a watch of the video below and read the instructions ready to get spying :) 

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 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 

 

Good morning and happy Friday :) It's fancy dress Friday with Joe Wick! So get your costumes on and lets get active! I remember all the wonderful costumes from World Book Day and would love to see pictures of you wearing them, so if your grown up has twitter don't forget to tag @MossParkInfants. 

 

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 everyone in your house, (including any pets) and record your findings in your workbook like below.

 

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

 

  Person                                           Height                                     
Miss Caines 1m 69cm

 

English 

 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about Pandora's Box as much as I have. For today's task, Apollo (the Greek god of knowledge) has set you a tricky word challenge on page 10. Can you sort of the interesting vocabulary he has taken from the story into alphabetical order in your workbook?

 

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

 

Once the words are in alphabetical order, you will then need to match them to the correct meaning, these are on page 11. The challenge is, they are all jumbled up!!  Start with the words you know, skipping the ones you are finding tricky, you can come back to these at the end. 

 

 

Reading

 

This afternoon we are going to try and create something made famous by one of the inventors you may of researched early in the week, so I thought we'd have a read about him this morning. Can you please with your grown ups help read the first 2 pages. Then, grown ups can you ask the questions from page 3 at the appropriate time in the text. 

 

 

 

 

Topic 

 

For this afternoons activity we are going to have a go at making lava lamps. Unlike Thomas Edison's invention, these do not light up but still look super cool.  You could add some glitter if you have any or shine a torch or your grown ups phone light underneath your lava lamp, the effect is amazing! Don't worry if you don't have any alka-setlzer 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 and follow what you will need. 

Art 

 

Each Friday in school we usually would go into our beautiful Artelier and do some amazing drawings. So today I thought we could do some shadow drawings in the garden, have a look at the pictures below for some inspiration :)

Thursday 16th April 

 

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

 

Maths

 

Today we are moving on to measuring length and height in metres. We measure larger objects using this measurement. Imagine measuring an elephant in centimetres! It would take you a very long time! 

 

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

 

Three of the objects below are to big to measure in centimetres. They would be measured in metres. Discuss with your grown up which three objects you think are too big to be measured in centimetres. 

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

 

 

Have a go at the measuring challenge below, it looks at metres and centimetres, so lets see what you can remember. 

English 

 

Firstly, can you read the little extract on page 8 about Zeus and then sketch him, labelling the features you have read about. Once you have done that, read Pandora's Box again because today you are going to be answering some comprehension style questions on page 9 to check your understanding of the story. Grown ups while your child is re-reading the story you can stop them at the appropriate time and ask them the following;

How did Pandora's World change forever?
What kind of character is Pandora?
What is the evil that comes out of the box compared to?

 

Grown ups, if your child is struggling answering the questions, go back over the part of the story that will help them find the answer. When they have finished reading can they please answer the questions on page 9 in their workbooks. Please make sure the answers are full sentences. 

 

 

Lunch viewing

 

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

 

 

Topic 

 

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

 

 

Topic 

 

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

That's right a paper aeroplane. I know some are you are already amazing paper aeroplane makers, but just in case you little a little help or reminder there are instructions and a video below, just click the link. Once you have made your 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 threw it. You could draw a table in your work book and record your results. Happy flying :) 

Wednesday 15th April 

 

Good morning 2 Willow, I hope you all slept well :).  Today we would have yoga, so lets start our day in a great way with a cosmic yoga.  Why not, if you can do your morning session in the garden. Afterwards, if you still have more energy, you could do a 5 a day. 

Spelling

 

This week for spelling, lets focus on common exception words. A common exception word challenge has been set for you on Spelling Shed (logins are at the top of this page). Please spend 10 minutes each day practising these words. You could also show your family how to play Kaboom, don't worry if you haven't got any lollipop sticks, you can use paper. 

Maths 

 

Choose a variety of different objects in your house, estimate what you think they might measure in centimetres and then measure them to find out their 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 to 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          
   

 

 

 

 

English

 

Today, lets carry on with the Pandora's Box. With your grown up, read up to 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. Then answer the questions. Did you like the story? Why?

Topic 

 

Now that you have looked a different inventors and what job they do, this afternoon you could have a go at designing your 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! 

Tuesday 14th April 

 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter with your families and ate loads of chocolate (I sure did!) I will be giving everyone a call on Friday to check in with everyone and see how you all are and if there is anything I can help you with.  If your grown up has twitter remember to tag @MossParkInfants. I would love to see what you have been up to. 

The government has released the document below to help parents with home learning, it contains  loads of really good websites to help you extend the learning we have been putting up.
The best way to start your day is to get moving! Joe Wicks has been amazing, so join him this morning at 9am for our P.E session and then why not do a 5 a day. 

Maths 

 

In maths, we are going to be learning about different measurements.  Lets start with measuring length and height using centimetres. For this you will need a ruler or tape measure. Looking at your ruler, can you find 10 centimetres? Can you now go on a hunt and see if you can find object in your house that is 10 centimetres? 

 

Things to remember;

 

  • make sure you measure the object from 0 cm on your ruler
  •  cm is short for centimetres
  • make sure the object is straight 

 

We can play this fun game to help us with measuring;

 

 

Can you have a go at the challenge below once you have finished playing the game? You will need a ruler with cm on. 

 

 

English and Guided Reading 

 

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

Grown ups, please read page 3 of the booklet as guidance. The booklet is a 2 week unit that we will be doing daily, task by task. 

Please read pages 4-6 of our new story with your child, stopping at the point where you draw what's inside Pandora's Box. As your child is 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?

 

Topic 

 

Our next topic is Inventors!

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

This afternoon, 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 an siblings?

Can you find out any interesting facts about your chosen inventor?

 

 

 

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 

 

Lets join Joe Wicks this morning at 9am for P.E. I have been really enjoying taking part, I hope you have too!

Maths

 

Have a go at some Easter additions and subtraction problems, you cut write these out, cut them up and get your grown up to put them round the garden so you could do a maths hunt. After that, one last recap of fractions. Well done to everyone who has been keeping up with this, you will be a fraction whizz by now! 

English

 

For English today, I thought you could have a go at writing a news report. There is an Easter egg shortage across the U.K and its your job as the reporter to inform everyone! Remember the fantastic Tornado report we wrote linked to Lizzy and the birds? Have a go and see if you can remember the layout and what a newspaper report needs to include. Watch the video on the powerpoint below to help you with your ideas. 

Reading 

 

Today why don't you have a go at building a den in the garden? (or in the house) Then get all cosy with your favourite book and enjoy heart 

Afternoon Easter fun 

 

Have you made any Easter cards? Why not make one for your grown ups or even one of your neighbours? I think your beautiful crafty work will cheer anyone up. Don't forget to finish your Easter challenge and to tag your wonderful creations at @MossParkInfants. You can put any of your home learning on there, I would love to see it heart

Wednesday 8th April 

 

Good morning! We would normally have Yoga today with our amazing yoga teacher, so lets not miss out on that peaceful energy. You could do a cosmic yoga instead of P.E with Joe Wicks, or if your feeling full of beans this morning, why not try both!! 

Maths 

 

Today's focus in maths is going to be odds and evens. This is your chance to impress your grown ups with the rules we know about odds and evens. Sing the song to refresh your memory (maybe try teaching your grown up the words!) If you are unable to print the sheet, don't worry you can write them out in your workbook. After that, you could continue with this weeks fraction focus on Whiterose. 

How amazing does the fraction shape challenge below look! If the weather is nice, why not have a go in your garden. Don't worry if you don't have any chalk you could use other things like leaves, twigs or mud to fill in the different shape areas. Can you name and count all the shapes you have made with the tape? 

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? 

 

Topic

 

Continue with the Easter challenge at the top of our class page today for topic. If you have finished and would like to do something else, you could have a go at making one of these amazing bird feeders for your garden. Nancy in 2 Birch has made one, how wonderful, I think the birds will love it! 

Reading

 

Today's reading focus is going to be vocabulary. I would like you to find any words you might not know the meaning of or don't quiet understand what the author means. 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;

 

 

What does this word tell you about? 

Can you think of another way of saying?

Which word makes you feel? 

Can you find the adjectives that? 

Can you explain what the word ____ means?

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th April 

 

I really enjoy taking part in Joe Wicks P.E lesson every morning and I hope you do too, but if you do fancy a change why not do one of the 5 a days to get you moving. If your feeling really energetic why not do both! 

 

Maths

 

Lets keep practising our arithmetic skills in today's maths and if you want an extra challenge, follow the link and try the Whiterose fraction questions. You can use your workbook if you are unable to print. 

English

 

Do you think today; you could now 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! 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 today is the suffixes we have been learning. Can you complete the mosaic by colouring the suffixes in the correct colour? If you are unable to print, you could write the words with the suffix 'ful' and 'est' in your workbook. 

Monday 6th April 

 

Happy Monday everyone! Lets  make a great start to our week with P.E with Joe Wicks at 9 am. I hope some of you joined in with his fancy dress workout on Friday smiley If we keep up all this hard work with Joe Wicks we might get as good as Mr Daniels! 

Maths

 

For maths today, I thought we could work on missing number problems. We found these a little tricky, so ask your grown up to help you with these. Then, move on to recapping fractions using Whiterose home learning. You can write the answers in your workbook if you are unable to print these. Also, don't forget we can use Sumdog as a fun way to practice our maths skills. Your logins are at the top of our class page. heart

Reading- Prediction Monday 

 

Each day this week we are going to focus on a different reading skill. We have practised these in class so lets show our grown ups what amazing readers we are! So, today's skill is prediction. These are some of the types of prediction questions your grown up could ask to help you:

 

Looking at the front cover only, what do you think the book will be about?

What do you think is going to happen?

What could they say next?

How do you think the story is going to end?

Where might they go? (change of setting)

 

 

English

 

Read the lovely Easter poem attached at least twice and answer the questions below 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 all the interesting adjectives and adverbs you could use in your verse. 

Spelling

 

We are amazing at contractions in 2 Willow and always enjoy a game of Polar pairs. Use this contractions challenge to show your grown up just how much we know! 

Topic

 

If we were in school this week we would be doing lots of fun Easter activities, so each day I will add some fun Easter work you could do smiley You could make some beautiful Easter garlands that can go next to your rainbows. By putting these in your windows, I,m sure your making passers by smile.

Friday 27th March

 

Good morning everyone and happy Friday !! Lets start our day again with P.E with Joe Wicks, the last one of the week. We would normally have assembly where some children would get a certificate for being a super learner. Why not pick a piece of work or anything you have done this week that you are proud of and tell your grown up why it has made you proud. 

English 

 

Today, finish your non-chronological report about your chosen bird. Don't forget to check your success criteria. When you have finished, maybe you could illustrate your report with images of your chosen bird. 

Reading

 

Try and read daily for 20 minutes either with a grown up or independently. Why not, if you have siblings read with them taking it in turns to help each other. The Book trust have loads of amazing books you can read online and story time videos you can watch. 

Maths 

 

We have done lots of arithmetic practice this week so for today's maths, pick from the challenge cards and answer them in your workbook. We haven't learnt time in class yet but you are all super mathematicians and I think with your grown ups help you could have a go!!

Maths challenge cards

Topic/Art 

 

We would usually have our art session in the Artelier this afternoon with our art teacher working on our observational drawings. So, why not pick something at home and do an observational drawing? This could be one of your toys, a pet or even your grown up!! Remember to take your time, draw to scale and keep looking at what you are drawing. 

Golden time 

 

We love to colour in year 2 Willow during our golden time, we find it so relaxing especially when we put mindful music on in the background. If you don't want to colour or do a word search, remember this is your time to choose whatever you enjoy doing, this could be building, maths or even quiet reading. Enjoy whatever you chose heart

Thursday 26th March

 

Morning 2 Willow smiley Today we would normally have P.E first thing so lets again take part in Joe Wick's P.E session but also why don't we do a 5 a day challenge! Click on the link below to take part. My favourite one is the Big Jubilee, give it a try.  

English 

 

Now that you have made an amazing plan about your chosen bird for your non-chronological report. You can start to write your report. Remember to re-read and take your time. I am looking forward to reading all the incredible facts you have found! Before you start, have a look at the checklist below and use this to remind yourselves of what you need to include. 

Topic

 

For topic today, have a look at these amazing animals made from things found outside and in the garden. Have a go at creating your own animal from things you find. If you are not able to get outside, why not use recyclable things you find around the house instead? 

Topic

Maths

 

For today's maths, have a go at some fractions word problems. Read the question carefully with your grown up before you workout your answer. Pick and try at least 2 of the problems. Why not at snack time see what fractions you can cut your fruit up into? I like my oranges in quarters. 

Reading

 

Try and read everyday for at least 20 minutes, this could be a magazine a comic book even a joke book! Literacy shed have lots short films and reading activities you can do also once you have read. 

Wednesday 25th March

PE 

I hope you all had a lovely sleep. Let's start the day with PE with Joe Wicks.

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. Suzi spent 25p on a ruler and 35p on a pen. How much did she spend in total? 

Oliver bought a yoyo for 50p and paid with a £1 coin. How much change did the shopkeeper give him? etc.

Followed by a game of monopoly perhaps :)

Yoga

On a Wednesday we usually do yoga, so today you could try some cosmic yoga. 

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

Now it's time to learn about a frog's life cycle, 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. 

 

I hope you have all slept well and are excited about today's learning. Lets start the day at 9am with  P.E with Joe Wicks. Follow the link or search his youtube/blog Joe Wicks the body coach.

Maths

 

Today's maths is arithmetic practice and a recap of all our shape work. Remember to use our maths methods to help you and don't forget to show your working out and check your answers. 

 

Maths methods

Please read with your child for 20 minutes each day. 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

 

Practice our talk for writing Puffin non-chronological report each day with actions. Then you can pick your own bird to research (there is a list of videos below to help get you started). Write all the interesting facts you can find in your workbook so they can help you write your own non-chronological report later in the week. You can do this as a mind map or as bullet points. 

Puffin story map

Non-chronological report

Spellings

 

On spelling shed we have set you an assignment where you can practice your common exception words. Please find your login details below. 

Spelling shed logins

Topic

 

If the weather is sunny, you can go outside and do a mini beast hunt. Tally all the different beast you find either using the sheet below or in your workbook. What's the most common and what is the least common mini beast you have found?

Mini beast hunt

If not why not make a beautiful rainbow for your window? You can even use all of the recyclable things around your home and make a collage of colours!!

Curriculum meeting Powerpoint

Welcome to Year 2 Willow class page

I am very excited to be working with both your child and you this year. This page is a wonderful place to find ALL the information you need for the year ahead.  I will regularly update it with pictures of your child's learning in school. If there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Caines and Miss Lawton

 

Every day routines

School starts at 8.50am prompt, this is a time for parents to come into school and settle their child into their learning.  We call this S.O.D.A time (start of the day activity)

School finishes at 3.30pm prompt.  Please be on time to pick up your child, if you are delayed or someone else is collecting your child please contact the school office. 

 

Reading

Your child has a colour levelled reading book that they will change in school with an adult. If your child has read their book and needs a new one, please put it into the box by the door at the start of the day along with their reading record. We have very high expectations of parents and expect that your child reads at least 4 times a week and changes their book regularly.  Please remember to sign their reading record.

Reading at home and in school is so important.  In the words of Dr Seuss, You can find magic whenever you look.. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!

 

Please can your child bring their book bag to school every day.

 

Homework

Homework will be sent out every Friday, please return the homework by the Wednesday so that it can be marked. Each week there will be a Homework Star of the Week presented in our Friday Celebration Assembly.

 

PE

Year 2 will have Physical education on Monday and Thursday (all year).  Please bring their PE kit into school and leave it in school for at least each half term (they really don't get too dirty)

 

Awards Assembly

We have an awards assembly each Friday for approx. half an hour.  In this assembly there will be 2 certificates awarded in each class.  You will receive a text by Wednesday if your child is going to receive a certificate inviting you to come along and celebrate.

 

School Awards

 
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