Year 2 (Class 5)

Welcome to Class 5’s Page!

Ms Canavan

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe at home.  

The work in your home learning packs should keep you busy for a week or two.  We sent home a list of really useful websites that will be good to use at home – have a go at using these.  

Parents – during this very challenging time it will be helpful to stick to a daily routine as much as possible.  Break your day up with storytimes, exercise breaks and relaxation breaks.  

We will add more work for you via this page .   Keep checking back.  

If you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter.  It is easy to register and it is a quick and easy way for us to communicate with you.

@smaaaclass5   Ms Canavan

@smaaaclass6  Miss Richardson

Take care of yourselves and your families .

Ms Canavan, Miss Richardson and Miss Rossiter
 

A Message to our children and families

Here is a message from us to you.

TocoMail

Hello everyone, we hope you are all staying safe and well and most importantly staying home. We are missing you all!

You have all had an email account set up for your child at TocoMail. If anybody hasn’t logged on yet please check your inbox for details and get set up. You can use TocoMail to send us any questions you might have about the week’s work, just to say hello or to send us photographs of work that you have done. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 28th JUNE

MATHSMaths
We have a variety of maths resources for you to access.

Useful Websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.ncetm.org.uk
www.topmarks.co.uk

This week we are focusing on shape. Please work through each task at your own pace. All lessons remain on our class website.

Task 1 – To describe and create shape patterns

Task 2 – To compare and sort 2d and 2d shapes

Task 3- To describe the position of an object

Task 4- To be able to give directions

Task 5- To use the language of rotation

ENGLISHEnglish
MONDAY This week we are going to get to the bottom of a mystery! There seems to be something under Michael’s bed…

Read the story starter here.

What do you think was under the bed?! Draw a picture of what you think Michael saw.

TUESDAY I would like you to answer these questions today. You can write the answers down on paper in your blue book. It’s also fine to just talk through the questions with your grown up.

WEDNESDAY Sentence challenge!

Think about what the thing under the bed might be.

Can you describe the sounds it might be making underneath the bed without revealing to the reader what it is? Write your ideas down in your blue book.

Take a look at my ideas below…..


THURSDAY I have come up with some sentences about Michael and what we know so far, but I need some help. Have a look at what I’ve done with the first sentence…

Michael heard a noise.

I can improve this sentence by adding more detail. Adjectives are a good way to do this.

Michael heard a loud, squealing noise.

Can you try to improve the rest of my sentences? As always, use your blue book, some paper or just talk about how you’d improve the sentences with your grown up.

FRIDAY What happened next?

What was under the bed?

Can you write a description of what he saw? You could use some ideas from earlier in the week to help you. Remember to improve your sentences using adjectives. Can anybody use an adverb? Look back at last week’s SPaG work to refresh your memory.

SPaG / HANDWRITINGSpag
SPaG

This week we are going to work on changing adjectives into adverbs by adding ‘ly’.

These slides will help you. Read them before you start, ask your grown up to read them with you.

When you have done that, have a go at this.

If you fancy a challenge, try this one!

Handwriting

This week I’d like you to copy out this poem in your very best handwriting.

Use all of your lead in and lead out strokes.

Send your work to us via Tocomail or Twitter – we would love to see it!

SCIENCEScience
You should know a lot more about germs now!!!

We all know how quickly germs spread and how important it is to prevent this. So last week you looked at Supersoaps Handwashing story, I hope you enjoyed it!

Look here to remind us how important it is to wash our hands.

Over the last 13 weeks while you have been off school I am sure you have had lots of exciting and fun days at home with your family. But also days when you felt a bit worried, or missed your friends.

Think of 1 day that you remember

Write a diary entry about this day

Remember to include – date or day, start with Dear Diary, write in the first person ( I felt, I played etc), what happened (event) and how you felt.

You can even draw a picture to match your diary entry.

ARTArt
This week you are going to work in the style of Mondrian but choose your own colours.

Here are some pictures of Mondrian’s work. Remember he used red, blue and yellow in his work.

You might choose purple, yellow and green perhaps or maybe pink, orange and brown.

The choice is yours! here is a template you can use for your creation.

RERE
I hope you are enjoying our Rules topic and understand the importance of having rules and following them.
ACTIVITY 1 Please look at the pages from Church Story below and discuss the key questions.



Key Questions

What is good to do at the end of the day and why?

How do you think someone feels who has received the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

What does this priest tell you in this Sacrament?

What kind of things do you think you would ask someone to do to make thing right, if you were a priest?

How can you show you are really sorry?

ACTIVITY 2 Use the picture here and add speech bubbles to it, suggest something the boy is sorry for and how the priest replies.

PSHEPSHE
We make decisions everyday. Some decisions are easier to make than others and some decisions have consequences. The tasks below will help you identify the difference between a good decision and a bad one.
ACTIVITY 1 Making decisions can be tricky. Talk to your grown up about decisions you find easy to make, and others that you might find more difficult.
ACTIVITY 2 Can you justify your decisions? Use this to help you think about how you make decisions and what your reasons might be.

COMPUTINGComputing
How do people use computers at work?

Computers are all around us. They can help us do things quickly, save information and keep in touch.

People in shops, factories, hospitals and schools use computers in lots of different ways to do different types of jobs.

Please use the link below to find how people use computers at work.

Can you explain how computers are used in libraries, hospitals and shops?

BBC Bitesize

HISTORYHistory Geography
This week you are going to research Liverpool’s Maritime History.

Use the internet for your research.

Look at photographs of

Liverpool’s thriving port

Merchant Houses around the city

Ferries then and now

Link Titanic and White Star Line offices

Present cruises leaving from Liverpool Today

When you have completed your research;

Create a poster/fact file using the facts you have found out

Include both pictures and writing.

Remember to Tweet your poster to your class Twitter page.

I wonder who can find out the most unusual and interesting fact

Port of Liverpool

Merchant’s House

PEPE
This week hopefully the weather forecast is right and you will be able to go outside to do some exercise

Click here for some exciting ideas for activities you can do outdoors to keep you busy and healthy.

Continue with your yoga workouts, Joe Wicks (Youtube) and also Go Noodle

For Fun

Click here to go to an Ebook about Dancing Zoo animals that you might enjoy with your adult.

Can you dance like the animals in the story?

MUSICMusic
This week we are continuing with our classical music theme. Have you enjoyed listening to classical music? Does it give you energy or make you feel relaxed?

Listen and Appraise two pieces of music of your choice from the Diary of a Fly by Béla Bartók – an orchestral composition from the 20th Century.

Discussion Questions

How are the songs different how are they similar?

How is the Song Put Together?

What is the structure/form/shape of the song?

Appraise

Is this piece of music song fast or slow?

What instruments can you hear?

What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.

All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
The loo roll challenge!

Can you use the middle of a loo roll or kitchen roll to create something artistic? You could make a character from a story, an animal, an insect or even go big and make your family!

Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 22nd JUNE

MATHSMaths
We have a variety of maths resources for you to access.

Useful Websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.ncetm.org.uk
www.topmarks.co.uk

This week we are focusing on shape. Please work through each task at your own pace. All lessons remain on our class website.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-shapes-by-the-number-of-sides-and-vertices

Task 1 – Identifying Shapes

Task 2 – Identifying right angles

Task 3 – Recognise Lines of Symmetry

Task 4 – To Name and Describe 3D Shapes

Task 5 – To Identify 2D Shapes on the Surface of 3D Shapes

ENGLISHEnglish
MONDAY This week we are going to be reading the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker. You might already know this story, but this version is a bit different. It is about three elves called Clary, Pepper and Jas. Here they are:

You can read the story here and you can also listen to it here

When you have read or listened to the story (you could do both), I want you to talk to your grown up and discuss these questions:

TUESDAY Read or listen to The Elves and the Shoemaker again. I would like you to answer some questions about the story.

Remember what we know about being reading detectives – you need to keep looking back at the story to find the evidence.

Some of the questions will ask you to use your inference skills – reading between the lines.

Some of these questions also ask you to use your imagination and draw pictures.

As always, you can print the sheets, use your blue book or just talk through your answer with your grown up. The most important thing is that you have a try.

Let’s go!

WEDNESDAY Today I’d like you to have a go at exploring some word meanings.

We did this last week when we used the Glossary, remember?

Match the word to its meaning here.

THURSDAY The Elves need some new clothes. I know you are marvellous designers, so I wonder if you could help? Design and label an outfit for each of the elves.

Your labels might show the colour or material of the clothes. Challenge – can you use adjective to improve you labels? For example, you might improve ‘wool’ by changing it to ‘soft wool’.

Let’s get designing!

FRIDAY Once the Elves have helped the Cobbler and his wife, they go on their way. Here is a postcard Mr and Mrs Cobbler have sent to their new friends

I would like you to write a response from the Elves. Tell them what you have been up to. Have you helped anybody else? Have you been on holiday? Have you made anything interesting?

Here is a postcard template for you to use.

SPaG / HANDWRITINGSpag
SPaG

This week we are going to look closely at Adverbs. These slides will give you some useful information.

When you have looked at the slides have a go at these Adverb challenges.

Adverb Challenge 1

Adverb Challenge 2

Handwriting

You can print this sheet, use lined paper or an exercise book to practice your handwriting. They will also help you to spell these common words.

Handwriting High Frequency Words

SCIENCEScience
You should know a lot more about germs now!!!

We all know how quickly germs spread and how important it is to prevent this.

Look at these slides to see how important it is to wash your hands.

Now have a look at this Supersoaps handwashing song.

With the information you have from the slides create a poster warning people how important it is to wash your hands and stop germs from spreading

ARTArt
This week we are going to have a look at some of Mondrian’s work.

Look carefully at the pictures below.

How would you describe it?

Is it sharp and precise or curved and untidy?

Do you like the pictures?

Do you prefer this work or the work of Andy Warhol or Georgia O’Keeffe? Why?

RERE
This week we are continuing with our Rules topic.
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read the Sorry Prayer

Key Questions

Is it harder to say sorry or to forgive others?

How do you feel when you say sorry?

What must you do if someone has hurt you?

How do you know when someone is really sorry?

ACTIVITY 2 Create your own sorry prayer beginning: Dear God I am sorry for…

PSHEPSHE
Selfcare is very important and there are many ways in which we can look after ourselves. We can talk to friends, go on a nature walk or get creative. It is also important that we look after our physical health. Exercising and eating healthy is just one way we can look after our bodies. But sometimes we forget that our teeth need extra care. Here is a nice activity to help us look after our teeth.
ACTIVITY 1 Please click on the links below to find out how we can look after our teeth.

Dental Health 1

Dental Health 2

ACTIVITY 2 Using the slides can you identify the foods that have either high sugar content or low sugar content?

COMPUTINGComputing
What is the internet?

Please use the link below to find out all about the internet.

BBC Bitesize

Can you name three things that can be connected to the internet?

HISTORYHistory Geography
This week you are going to research famous people from Liverpool. Use your knowledge of The Beatles – that we covered in Year 1 (Can you remember?)


Use You Tube to help you and also look at Roger Mc Gough who is a famous Liverpool poet.

Research Challenge

Research famous people from Liverpool.

Choose one person and create a fact file about that person – with a drawing.

PEPE
As you have been working on your Yoga skills for the past few weeks you should all be very flexible and bendy now – so should your adults!

This week we are going “UNDER THE SEA”

Here is a link to exercises all related to creatures that live in the sea.

Which position is your favourite?

Have fun Under the Sea everyone.

MUSICMusic
I hope you are all enjoying our classical music theme. I find listening to classical music very relaxing!

Listen and Appraise

Listen to Brandenburg Concerto No 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach – an orchestral composition from the Baroque Period

Discussion Questions

Does this song tell a story? Perhaps the words tell a story or perhaps the music creates a story in your imagination. What is that story?

Which instrument would you like to learn and why?

Appraise

Is this piece of music song fast or slow?

What instruments can you hear?

What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.

All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
The loo roll challenge!

Can you use the middle of a loo roll or kitchen roll to create something artistic? You could make a character from a story, an animal, an insect or even go big and make your family!

Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 15th JUNE

MATHSMaths
We have a variety of maths resources for you to access.

Useful Websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.ncetm.org.uk
www.topmarks.co.uk

This week we are continuing to focus on measure. Please work through each task at your own pace. All lessons remain on our class website.

Task 1 – Compare and order millilitres and litres

Task 2 – To use number bonds and derive related facts to 1000

Task 3 – Word Problems 1

Task 4 – Word Problems 2

Task 5 – Consolidate your learning

ENGLISHEnglish
This week we are going to have a look at some non-fiction. You can find the book by going to www.oxfordowl.co.uk, selecting ‘ebooks’ and choose age 6-7 in the drop down menu. Remember it is free to register and you’ll get access to lots of the books we us in school. Then look for ‘Season Swap’. This is the book we will use this week.
MONDAY Today I would like you to have a go at reading the book with your grown up. If you find it challenging, don’t worry. You can read a page each if it helps.
TUESDAY Have a close look at the contents page and then answer these questions. As always, write the answers in your blue book or on paper – and it’s fine to just talk through your answers with your grown up if that suits you better.

WEDNESDAY True or False? Read the statements and decide, using your book to help you check the facts.

THURSDAY Today I’d like you to look at the Glossary. Choose 2 new words and use the definitions to help you to put them into sentences and draw them. You can use this or you can work on paper or in your blue book. Here is an example for you.

FRIDAY Make a poster about life in the northern hemisphere. Make sure your poster includes information about the four seasons and the weather. You could include details of celebrations throughout the year – Christmas is celebrate during winter and Easter is celebrated during Spring.

Your poster should include pictures, labels, sentences and perhaps a ‘did you know?’ box

SPaG / HANDWRITINGSpag
SPaG

This week we are going to look at apostrophes that show possession. Have a look at this.

Now try these challenges.

Sheet 1

Sheet 2

Handwriting

I’d like you to practice your super handwriting this week, focusing on some really useful high frequency words that we need to know how to spell. These sheets are really useful. As always, either print the sheets, work in your blue book or on lined paper.

SCIENCEScience
You should know a lot more about germs now!!!

To remind you have a look at these slides from last week.

Then you are going to be a doctor! Your adult will be the patient they will tell you their symptoms.

You will write them down and then decide what is wrong with your patient, use this create a fact file about the symptoms and illness.

Remember to write all of the patients symptoms down, you don’t want to misdiagnose them!

Have a look at these slides about People who help us – which job would you like to do?

Write 2 sentences about why you would like to do that job and draw a picture of yourself in your special uniform.

ARTArt
I’d like you to have a go at making a pattern using the colours that Mondrian used – yellow, red, white and blue.

You could make it really simple and just draw lines, you could draw shapes and colour them or you could use paint.

If you can print sheets, here is one that I have made for you to use. Send your creations to me via Tocomail!

RERE
This week we are continuing with our Rules topic.
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read About Forgiving based on Matthew 18:21-22

Key Questions

How do you think Peter felt when he heard what Jesus had to say?

How do you feel?

How do you make up with others after something has gone wrong?

ACTIVITY 2 Talk about forgiving – what do I need to do when someone has hurt me? Recall a time when this has happened to you. Create a poster giving someone advice if they have been hurt by a friend. What should they do? Who should they tell?

PSHEPSHE
It is always important to talk about your feelings. We have lots of different feelings at lots of different times for many reasons. Sometimes these different emotions can be quite confusing. The following tasks help us to understand and accept our feelings.
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to help the alien Maz learn more about feelings.
ACTIVITY 2 Can you create an acrostic poem using the word feelings?

Use mine as an example.

Feeling angry is ok.
Everyone gets upset sometimes.
Everyone has feelings.
Love is my favourite feeling.
I talk to a friend when I’m unhappy.
Never think that your feelings don’t matter.
Go and find something that always cheers you up.
Sad feelings don’t last forever, always remember that!

COMPUTINGComputing
Computers help you in many different ways. Computers can help you learn. You can use them in class or at home.

You can find things out by looking on the web. You can write a story or draw a pic-ture. You can do maths, make charts and graphs or make music and record people playing songs.

You can also try coding and make your own computer game, take photographs, read an e-book or watch a video. Can you think of anything else?

Please use the link below to find out about how computers help us learn. Can you test your knowledge of icons by playing the game ‘Icon Do This’?

BBC Bitesize Computing

HISTORYHistory Geography
Did you find out how many Cathedrals we have in Liverpool?

Look at both Cathedrals very carefully. Discuss with your adult what’s different and what’s similar.

Next you are going to sketch both of the Cathedrals, with lots of detail.

Challenge

Can you find out the dates when each Cathedral was built? Write it under your pictures.


PEPE

This week we are going to continue with Yoga, keep practicing until you master each pose, some are really difficult.

Click here to show you how to master your yoga moves.

MUSICMusic
I hope you all enjoyed your finally week of listening to a variety of songs all about Friendship. This week we are starting our new topic which focuses on listening, performing and appraise Classical music.

Listen to Peer Gynt Suite: Anitra’s Dance by Edvard Grieg written in 1875 – an orchestral composition from the Romantic period.

Discussion Questions

Do you like the song?

What can you hear?

What is the style of this music?

How is the song put together?

Appraise

Is the song fast or slow?

What instruments can you hear?

What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.

Does a song sound better with more or less singers? Why/why not?

All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
The loo roll challenge!

Can you use the middle of a loo roll or kitchen roll to create something artistic? You could make a character from a story, an animal, an insect or even go big and make your family!

Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 8th JUNE

MATHSMaths
We have a variety of maths resources for you to access.

Useful Websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.ncetm.org.uk
www.topmarks.co.uk

This week we are focusing on measure. Please work through each task at your own pace. All lessons remain on our class website.

Task 1 – Reading a thermometer

Task 2 – To estimate and measure in litres

Task 3- To solve word problems

Task 4- To use millilitres

ENGLISHEnglish
MONDAY This week we will be thinking about having an unexpected visitor, using the picture below and a story starter.
You can read that here. I’d like you to talk about the picture with your adult. What do you notice?
TUESDAY Let’s think carefully about the picture we looked at yesterday. See if you can answer these questions, no need to write them down- you can just talk about them with your adult.

WEDNESDAY Let’s think about the unexpected visitor in the picture. I’d like you to have a close look at him (I’ve circled him in red for you).


Do you think he looks like a friendly visitor or a threatening one? Why? Can you write down some words to describe the unexpected visitor? You could draw him too. You can do this on paper or in your blue book. This adjective mat will help.

THURSDAY Today we’re going to think about were the dog may have come from. Follow the rope that is holding the dog in the bucket. Where do you think the rope leads? Draw/describe what/where you have imagined. Maybe the rope leads to a hot air balloon, an old fashioned aeroplane or an airship (like in the film ‘Up’). Maybe it leads to a kingdom in the air or a floating city? Draw and/or write about what you imagine in your blue book or on paper.
FRIDAY Let’s write! I’d like you to write down how you think the dog would describe what he saw when he visited the village of Toadstool. You can include what you saw when you were there, what you heard and how you felt. You could also add anything that surprised you. This planner will help you to organise your thoughts before you begin writing.

SPaG / HANDWRITINGSpag
SPaG

This week we are going to revise plurals. Here is a reminder of what e practiced in school. Take a few moment s to read it and refresh your memory before you take on a few challenges! As always, you do not need to print the sheets. It is fne to talk your ideas through with an adult or to write your answers in your blue book.

Plurals challenge 1

Plurals challenge 2

Handwriting

Practice your zig zag monster letters, we want them to be perfectly formed. Look here to refresh your memory.

Here is a sheet you can use to practice your letter formation.

If you can’t print the sheet just use some lined paper or your blue book.

SCIENCEScience
This term in Science the topic is GERMS.

Its an interesting topic and I think that at the moment with the pandemic, you may already know some things about germs.

To start the topic discuss with your adult or write down what you THINK, KNOW and WONDER about germs.

Have a look at this information about germs.

Then complete the research challenge on the last slide – Can you find another disease that wasn’t on the slides?


Create a poster about it like those on the powerpoint: Include Symptoms, Causes and cures of the disease.

Just for fun

Have a look at this story with your adult about how important it is to wash your hands, to keep those nasty germs away.

ARTArt
We are going to look at he work of a new artist, Piet Mondrian. You can find out all about him and his work here.

Once you have read the information on Mondrian, I’d like you to think of three things you now know about him. You can write them down here. As always, if you can’t print that out, using paper or your blue book is fine.

RERE
This week we are continuing with our Rules topic.
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read Chloe and Phoebe.

Key Questions

What is the difference between doing things accidentally and doing them on purpose?

What happens when we sin, when we do bad things on purpose?

Do you think that Chloe’s action was a sin?

How do you think she felt?

How would you have felt if you had been Phoebe?

Why do you think Chloe’s Mum loved her in spite of what she had done?

What do you think Chloe’s Mum should do?

ACTIVITY 2 Imagine you are Chloe, write your account of the story, including how you felt and why what you did was wrong, what should happen to make things better?

PSHEPSHE
Soon you will all be moving on to the next year group. You have all worked very hard and shown great resilience and maturity during this difficult time. Well done!
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to complete the tasks relating to Transition.
ACTIVITY 2 Can you use this Venn Diagram to list how you feel about moving to the next year group?

COMPUTINGComputing
Please use the link below to find out about computers you will be surprised at what is classed as a computer.

BBC Bitesize Computing

HISTORYHistory Geography
This term our topic is Time Detective – A place with 2 Cathedrals.

With your adult discuss or write down what you THINK, KNOW and WONDER about cathedrals.

Have a look at this information about a Cathedral in London.

This gives you an idea of what a cathedral is.

Do we have any Cathedrals in Liverpool? (you should know this answer- impress your adult and tell them , and how many there are)

Your Mission

As a time detective you have to research one Cathedral in Liverpool. You must find out as much information as you possibly can.

Create a poster displaying all of your information. You could draw the cathedral in the middle of your page and write all the facts around it.

Good luck with your mission time detectives!
Remember to tweet your work to your class Twitter page – who will be the best detective?

PEPE
As the weather has gone little bit rubbish we are going to be indoors for PE.

Carry on with GO NOODLE – I know how much you love it, hopefully your adult will be loving it as well.

This link below is Joe Wicks 5 minute work out cards, not as long as the you tube and maybe a bit of a change for you. You can pretend you are the PE teacher, get your adult doing the moves with you, that will be fun!

Joe Wicks Workout 1

Joe Wicks Workout 2

If you are not feeling very energetic, why not practise some YOGA moves.

Yoga Moves

Yoga is very good for keeping your body and mind healthy.

MUSICMusic
This is our final week listening to and appraising songs about friendship. I hope you have enjoyed this music unit and have had lots of fun creating your own performances.

Listen to ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ by Randy Newman and compare this song with ‘You give a little Love’ from the musical Bugsy Malone and ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ sung by Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Elton John. Listen to all three of these songs and compare them with one another.

Discussion Questions

What is similar about these songs?

Are they all cheerful?

What is different about these songs?

Do they all have one singer or many?

Can you find out when these songs were released and put them in order from newest to oldest?

Is there a modern song about friendship? How do you know it is about friendship?

Appraise

Is the song fast or slow?

What instruments can you hear?

What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.

Does a song sound better with more or less singers? Why/why not?

All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
The loo roll challenge!

Can you use the middle of a loo roll or kitchen roll to create something artistic? You could make a character from a story, an animal, an insect or even go big and make your family!

Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK YOUR 2 WEEK
WHIT HOLIDAY MAY 25th – JUNE 5th

ENGLISHEnglish
ACTIVITY 1 Things have been very unusual for all of us over the last weeks haven’t they? Staying at home, doing our school work at home, not seeing friends or family except on Facetime or Zoom.

I head from a friend of ours, Bob, this week. He tells me he has been on the moon since we all got told to stay at home. You remember Bob, don’t you?


This week I think it would be a nice idea to send Bob a letter, to tell him how things have been here during lockdown. Your letter might include some information about:

  • things you have done with your family
  • how you have felt on different days, (we all know some days can be harder than others)
  • things you may have done that you wouldn’t normally do (seeing your family and friends using Facetime etc)
  • things you are missing at the moment.

Don’t forget! Those Common Exception words must be tip top and all correct! I can’t wait to see what you write to Bob.

Here is some rainbow notepaper that you could use for your letter. As always it can be done on any paper or your blue book instead.

ACTIVITY 2 Over the next two weeks I would like you to do two things:

  1. Let’s practice our one armed robot letters. Look here to remind yourself of the letter shapes and where every letter starts – on the line. You can then either practice forming your one armed robot letters on these practice sheets or in your blue book. You can use any other paper as well, but it will need lines on.
  2. Can you practice the letters we have worked on so far? Click here for your curly caterpillar letters and here for your long ladder letters. When you have done that I’d like you to practice writing these words – remember we are not joining our letters yet.

sad    fog   lit   till   bat   run   tip   quest   yes   stand   funny

MATHSMaths
The importance of saving money

Saving your money is very rewarding especially when you are able to buy the special item you have been saving for. Here are some helpful tips to help you start saving.

What coins and notes do we use?

Can you use this Carroll diagram to sort the coins?

What are needs and wants?

Sometimes we want things that we don’t need. Here is an activity that will help you identify the differences between what you need and what you want.

Read this first.

Activity.

How can I keep track of my money?

Before you can save you money you need to budget it first. Click on the links below to start budgeting your money. I wonder how much you will be able to send. Even the smallest amount can make a difference.

Read this first.

Activity.

Telling the time

Telling the time is an important skill. Test your knowledge of time by completing these three activities.

Activity 1 – Time to the hour.

Activity 2 – Time 30 minutes.

Activity 3 – Time 5 minutes.

Please usethe link below to test yourself and your family.

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

Times tables

Times table are very important you use them more than you know! Use the link below to practice your tables. Try and challenge yourself to learn as many as you can.

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

Here is a quick activity sheet to help you revise you 2s,5s and 10 times tables.

Times Tables Worksheet.

RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read the scripture Colossians 3-10-17.

Questions to Discuss

Which words do you like best and why?

Which things are hardest and why?

What does St Paul say is important?

How do you think you feel when you are at peace and when the love of Jesus fills your mind?

ACTIVITY 2 Can you create your own prayer which describes how you can be God’s Saint?

Use the example below for ideas.

I am God’s Saint when I listen to instructions.

I am God’s Saint when I tidy my room.

Draw a person and add labels with the most important words/attributes showing how they follow God’s rule.

SPANISHSpanish
We are going to learn the names of some colours in Spanish. Have a look here and get practicing! Ask your adult to test you to see if you can recall the names. Can you create a rainbow picture and label it with the name of each colour in Spanish?

Is your rainbow all done? Time for a Spanish challenge…


SCIENCEScience
In science we have covered lots of topics so far this year: Materials, Living Things and their Habitats, Animals including Humans and Plants.

Challenge

I want you to choose 2 of your favourite topics and create 2 posters of what you have learned from that topic.

Use the links below to remind you of what we have covered.

Materials.

Animal Babies.

Feel free to Tweet your posters to your class page, it will be lovely to see your excellent efforts.

PSHEPSHE
ACTIVITY 1 Everything feels a bit strange at the moment, our lives are very different, but it is important to STAY POSITIVE.

We need to remember that “EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING”

With your adult look at the link below about staying positive and think about things you can do in your family. Then write your ideas on the cloud link.
If you haven’t got a printer, draw a cloud in your blue book or piece of paper and on your cloud to cheer you up write your ideas in it, then decorate it lovely and bright.

Put the cloud somewhere you can see and when you are feeling a bit fed up read your ideas to cheer you up.

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining Activity Sheet.

Think Happy Lesson.

ACTIVITY 2 As well as keeping our bodies healthy it is important to have a healthy mind. Everyone has different ways of doing this and we are all different so find your positive thinking for a healthy mind.

Take a look at the presentation link below to give you some ideas about having a healthy mind.

Positive Mental Health.

Use the link below to print a positive mind sheet to create a poster or use a piece of paper. Create a poster, drawing all of the things that you can do to keep a healthy mind.

Positive Mental Health Poster Activity Sheet.

ACTIVITY 3 Being at home with our families at the moment, all day everyday can probably be a bit tough. So it is very important to remember that we love our family and why we love them.

Create a poster in your blue book. Draw your family members and write on it why you love them.

For example; I love my brother because he makes me laugh when Im feeling sad.

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
In Geography this term we have been learning about Our Local Area and Africa.

To show what you have learnt I would like you to create1 poster for each topic.

Our local Area

Your poster could include famous Liverpool landmarks such as Anfield, Liver Building, Cathedrals etc. It can also include areas in Kirkby.

Do you remember what we saw when we went on a walk to St Chads?

Remember to label you pictures.

Africa

Wow! We learnt so much about Africa.
You can include African animals, weather, food, clothes, in your poster.

Use the links below to refresh you memory if you need to.

Africa.

CBEEBIES Go Jetters.

There is also a nice story called Ronald the Rhino that you might like to read with your adult.

Ronald The Rhino.

Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 18th MAY

MATHSMaths
This week we would like you to follow this link each day. You will find a new lesson each morning. There are videos, activities and games for you to have a go at. Try to do 1 lesson each day.

Additional maths resources and videos have become available on the NCETM website using this link. You can work through at your own pace.

You can also click here and here for some shopping challenges.

ENGLISHEnglish
This week we are going to work on a Traditional Tale….The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
MONDAY Read this story, by yourself or with an adult to help you.

Work together to answer the questions.

TUESDAY Let’s think about the sequence of the story. Use this story board to help you think about the order of events.

Can you write underneath to show what’s happening in the picture?

You could write a word, a sentence or more than one sentence. No need to worry if you can’t print the sheets you can draw out your own story board or talk through the sequence of the story with an adult.

WEDNESDAY Today I’d like you to think carefully about the Troll.

How would you describe him?

What does he look like?

How does he behave?

Use the vocabulary on the sheet to help you. Can you use full stops, commas and exclamation marks in your character description? Remember, if you use two adjectives you will need to separate them with a comma.

THURSDAY Could you write a letter to the troll? I think he needs some advice, don’t you?

You could tell him what you think of his behaviour in the story and then suggest some things that might help him improve. He could try being more friendly, he could maybe let others pass over the bridge without such a fuss.

Don’t forget – all of your common exception words should be spelt correctly.

Check here as you are writing. here is some lined paper with a border.

Don’t worry if you can’t print it, your blue book or any piece of paper is fine.

FRIDAY Have a go at this fun activity that will help you to remember our Year 2 Common Exception words really well.

If you can’t print it, don’t worry! You can just have a look and talk about it with your adult.

I have given you the answers here so that you can check your work.
NO PEEKING!

HANDWRITINGSpag
This week we are going to concentrate on our long ladder letters.

Look here to remind yourself how the letters look.

Here are some sheets for you to practice.

Don’t worry if you can’t print them. You know what to do – work on paper or in your blue book.

SCIENCEScience
For the last few weeks you have been learning about plants. As it is the end of the topic, I have set you a quiz to see how much you remember.
No Cheating!

  1. Name 3 things that plants need to grow?
  2. Is a plant a living thing? Give a reason for your answer?
  3. What is the first part of a plant life cycle?
  4. Can we eat plants? If yes name 1
  5. What is your favourite plant and why?
  6. Why are the leaves on a plant so important?

Finally

Sketch a final picture of what your plants looks like now. You can do this in your blue book. I hope you have been looking after them!

DTArt
This week let’s have a mini quiz! You can look back at previous weeks on this webpage to find the answers!

RERE
We have now moved on to a new topic, our new topic now is Rules. As we know, now more than ever, rules are extremely important because they help keep us safe.
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read Rules for Sport.

Key Questions

What new rules did Robin learn?

Why were they important?

What do you think of David?

What made Robin happy?

What would have happened if Robin had not followed the rules when he played with the others?

Are there good and bad rules, give examples? (e.g. it might be rules made up by one person who is being bossy about their game.)

ACTIVITY 2 Make a list of the rules you follow at home and in school.

Are there any differences? Are there any rules that you follow at school and at home?

PSHEPSHE
Keeping with our Friendship theme we are going to focus on what makes a good friend and how we can make friends.
ACTIVITY 1 Draw a picture of your friends. List all the things that make them a good friend. Are they a good listener? Do they share? Can they cheer you up?

Questions to discuss

How do you make friends?

How can you resolve an argument with a friend?

If a friendship is making you unhappy who can you go to for help?

ACTIVITY 2 Your challenge this week is to use the Seven Days Of Kindness Calendar.

COMPUTINGComputing
Please use the link below to find out how computer games work.

How computer games work (BBC WEBSITE)

Test your memory- What goes into making a computer game? As a clue, I will give the first letter of each step.

P

A

C

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
For the last few weeks you have been learning about the North and South Pole. As it is the end of the topic, I have set you a quiz to see how much you remember.
No Cheating!

  1. What is the weather like in the North/South Pole?
  2. Name 3 animals that live in the North/South Pole?
  3. Is there a type of FOX that lives in the North/South Pole? What is it called?
  4. What is the name of the Arctic animal that has tusks?
  5. What is special about a polar bears claws?
  6. What is your favourite Arctic animal and why?

Finally

Do you remember what Miss Rossiter’s favourite Arctic animal is?

Lets get creative

So your final challenge of the topic is to create an Arctic animal using only recyclable materials, after all we are an ECO school.

Please tweet your creations on your class twitter page or send a picture using Toco mail, so we can share your fabulous efforts.

PEPE
How did the workout go everyone?

Well I want you all to continue to use GO NOODLE and Joe Wicks (You Tube), I cant wait to see all of your fantastic moves.

But in our final week before half term I would like us to think about Colonel Tom. Do you know what he did to raise lots of money for the NHS? If you don’t as your adult, he is amazing!

So this week you are all going to be Year 2 Colonel’s.

You are going to aim to do 20 laps of your garden, bedroom, living room – the biggest space in your house. If you can do more, that is fantastic.

Lets us know on Toco mail how you get on

Good Luck!!

MUSICMusic
This week we are continuing to listen to songs about friendship. I hope your family enjoyed your performances last week. I am sure it made them smile.

Listen to ‘You Give a Little Love’ from the musical Bugsy Malone and ‘ That’s What Friends Are For’ sung by Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Elton John. Listen to both these songs and compare them with one another.

Discussion Questions

Can you write your own song about friendship?

The song ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ is performed by a group of famous singers. Who would you perform your song with and why?

Think about all the songs you like, are all of them about friendship? Do all of the songs you like cheer you up?

Appraise

Is the song fast or slow?

What instruments can you hear?

What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.

Does a song sound better with more or less singers? Why/why not?

All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of an Arctic Habitat. You can you the powerpoint I have given you for science to help you. Here are some examples of what you could do. Go crazy and get creative!


Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 11th MAY

MATHSMaths
This week we would like you to follow this link each day. You will find a new lesson each morning. There are videos, activities and games for you to have a go at. Try to do 1 lesson each day.

Additional maths resources and videos have become available on the NCETM website using this link. You can work through at your own pace.

You can also click here and here for some money challenges.

ENGLISHEnglish
This week we are going to use a non-fiction book. Log on to Oxford Owl (remember it’s free to register and use) , look for age 6-7 and find ‘History’s Marvellous Mistakes’.
MONDAY Read History’s Marvellous Mistakes. You can read it with a grown up or by yourself.
TUESDAY Answer these questions about Christopher Columbus. Remember you can write your answers into your blue book, on paper or just talk through your answers with a grown up.

WEDNESDAY True or False? Re-read pages 12-17 and decide whether these statements about the Kellog brothers are true or false.

THURSDAY Re –Read pages 18-23. Talk about Alexander Fleming’s discovery with your grown up.

Can you retell the story of Fleming and Penicillin? You could make a leaflet like this on English Leaflet or maybe a factfile like this one? English Factfile Use the non fiction text to give you ideas on what to include.

FRIDAY Turn to page 24 and re-read the Glossary. I’d like you to choose a new word and write it, draw it and put it in a sentence, You can use this to help. Have a look at mine to give you an idea.

HANDWRITINGSpag
This week we are going to do some work on our handwriting. We are going to concentrate on our curly caterpillar letters this week, to refresh our super handwriting skills. Remember, we aren’t joining our letters together yet. Here are the letters I want you to practice this week. You can use these to practice on, or you can use your blue book or some paper. You will need some lines to write on, remember.

When you’ve practiced the letters by themselves, I want you to have a go at writing these words. Remember, we aren’t joining our letters but we want them quite close together in the word. fog cog sad gas dog

SCIENCEScience
As we continue our Plants topic, I hope you are taking care of your plants – send us some pictures on Toco mail or tweet them onto your class Twitter page.

I would also love to see some of your drawings from last week so if you haven’t already done so please Tweet them so we can all share your lovely work.

This week we are going to look at the life cycle of a plant. Click here to read all about it then in your blue book sketch parts of the lifecycle that your plants are up to so far.

Here is a lovely story for you and your adult to share together.

DTArt
This week I want you to think about how you can make your own model chair. What materials could you use? You could use lolly sticks, cardboard, paper, fabric, recycled plastic or straws.

What will you use to join your parts together? Maybe sellotape, string or glue?

You don’t need to buy anything to make your chair, use things you find at home. Remember to ask a grown up if things are ok to use.

Have a look at these pictures to inspire you!




RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read Romans 8 22-28.

Key Questions

How can we help each other do what is right?

Name some of the people you think pass on the Good News in their lives? (It may be saints or people in our families or our friends.)

If we act as God wants us to, what would the world be like? Why?

ACTIVITY 2 Pray together the following prayer to the Holy Spirit

PSHEPSHE
This week we will be talking about the people who care for us. The people who care for us are very special and hardworking people and it is always important to show our appreciation to those who look after us.
ACTIVITY 1 Make a list of the people who look after you. They can be family members, friends and/or professionals such as doctors and nurses.

Questions to discuss

Can you explain what makes them special and why they are important to you?

Can you describe how your special people care for you?

Can you identify three ways in which you can show your appreciation for the people that care for you?

ACTIVITY 2 Draw a picture of your special person.

COMPUTINGComputing
Please use the link below to find out how to program a robot. In your own words can you explain what the word program means and write down you own definition?

How to program a robot (BBC WEBSITE)

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
We now know lots of information about the North and South Pole: Habitats and Animals.

This week I have set you a comprehension task.

Click here to see your task.

Read the information with your adult and then verbally answer the questions.

PEPE
Carry on with Go Noodle, I look forward to seeing all of your new moves when we go make to school. Also alternate with Joe Wicks on You Tube.

Click the links below to help you understand the name of the moves that Joe Wicks uses.

Sheet 1
Sheet 2

Your task this week is to make up your own fitness programme, lasting about 5/10 minutes. You will become the PE teacher and once you have mastered your moves you can put your adult through their paces!!! Make sure they do it properly!!!!

MUSICMusic
This week we are continuing to listen to songs about friendship. I hope you will have fun listening to and learning these upbeat songs.

Last week you listened to ‘Count On Me’ by Bruno Mars and ‘We Go Together’ from Grease the musical. Listen to both these songs once more and compare them with the song ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ sung by Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Elton John.

Discussion Questions

Which song do you prefer and why?

Can you create a dance routine to your favourite song and perform it to your family?

What is the Style of this Music? Is it Pop/Rock/Blues/Gospel/Ballad/R+B/Rap/Soul?

Appraise

Is the song fast or slow?

What instruments can you hear?

What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.

All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of an Arctic Habitat. You can you the powerpoint I have given you for science to help you. Here are some examples of what you could do. Go crazy and get creative!


Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

VE Day

This weekend we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This is the day when the second world war came to an end in Europe. Click below to read all about it.


Challenge! Can you design you own medal? Have a go here.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 4th MAY

MATHSMaths
Please try to complete one lesson each day from ‘Summer Term – Week 3’ Monday to Friday from the following link White Rose Maths Year 2

Additional maths resources and videos have become available on the NCETM website using this link. You can work through at your own pace.

ENGLISHEnglish
This week, because we loved Sunny’s adventure in Meerkat Mail, I thought we could find out what happened next!

MONDAY Watch the animation above. Do you recognise some characters we’ve met before? I thought you might! I want you to think about the sequence of the story. What happened in the beginning, the middle and the end? You can draw pictures, or draw pictures and write some sentences to sequence the story. You could do it like this one below or just talk the sequence with a grown up.

TUESDAY Agree or Disagree
Read the statements below with a grown up. Do you agree or disagree? Can you use ‘because’ to make sure you explain your thinking clearly?
The fruit looked delicious.
The vulture (bird) was wrong to take the fruit.
The meerkats were very determined to get the fruit back from the vulture.
It served the meerkats right when the fruit landed on the floor and burst.
WEDNESDAY Have a close look at this still image from the animation.

What is Sunny thinking when he is looking at the fruit? I think he is thinking “I would love to sink my teeth into that huge, delicious fruit!”.
Can you write 3 sentences that describe what Sunny was thinking when he was looking at the fruit?
This link will help you. You can write your sentences on paper or in your blue book.
THURSDAY Isn’t the landscape in the animation beautiful?


Can you write a short paragraph to describe what you can see? If you just want to do 2 or 3 sentences, that’s fine. You can use your Adjectives mat above to help yourself and I have given you some sentence starters below that might help.

I can see…
The sky has…
Behind the long, dry reeds there are…
The landscape makes me feel…
The dry, sandy ground…

FRIDAY Here is a comprehension about Meerkats. You can read it with a grown up and have a go at answering the questions. You can print the sheet, write the answers in your blue book or talk through the answers with your grown up.

SPaGSpag
This week we are going to have a look at suffixes. A suffix is something we add to the end of a word to change it. Have a go at adding ‘-ment’, ‘-er’ and ‘-ness’ to change some words here. Sometimes it helps to say the sentence out loud and see if it makes sense.

SCIENCEScience
Although the sunshine seems to have disappeared at the moment, I hope you have still been looking after your plants. So we have looked at what plants need to grow and what plants that we like to eat.
This week we will look at:
How different plants grow.
Have a look at this to give you some ideas.
1.Then get a ruler or tape measure and measure your plant. (If you did not plant any seeds, choose a plant in your garden to look after for the next four weeks.)
2.Use your blue book to record your findings, split the page into 4 and each week measure your plant, record the height of the plant in CM’s. Then sketch your plant to compare differences each week. For example week 1, there may be no flowers on it, but by week 4 there maybe.
Seeds and Bulbs Word Mat
3. Use the seeds and bulb word mat to write instructions to a year 1 child who has never planted before and knows nothing at all about plants – You are the teacher!
You can do this in your blue book and draw a picture for each step of your instructions.

DTArt
The last chair I want you to have a close look at called the Ghost Chair. It was designed by a man called Phillipe Starck in 2002. He is famous for designing lots of things for around the home, not just chairs.

I wonder why it is called the Ghost chair? What do you think?
How comfortable do you think this chair looks?
What material do you think this chair is made from?
Here are the two chairs we have looked at already.

The materials used and the look of the 3 chairs is really quite different isn’t it? Which so you prefer? I think my favourite is the Eames chair because it looks so comfortable, but I think the other two designs look great.
Can you design you own chair? What materials would you choose to make a chair? What would be important about your chair? It might be the way it looks, it might be whether it is comfortable or even whether it looks good in your house.
You can do it on paper or in your blue book. I can’t wait to see your designs!

RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Please click here to read about Pentecost Day.
In your own words explain what happened on Pentecost Day.
ACTIVITY 2 Find and list all the words in the passage that tell you how Jesus felt. List the sad words in blue and the happy ones in red.

Write a short prayer thanking Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit.

PSHEPSHE
This week we will be discussing different types of jobs and how different jobs have different roles and responsibilities which leads to people receiving different wages.
ACTIVITY 1 Research and list the roles and responsibilities of a Vet and Librarian.
Questions to discuss
Who do you think gets paid more?
Why do you think they get paid more?
ACTIVITY 2 Imagine you and your friend have the same job and have the same responsibilities. How would you feel if they were paid more than you for doing the same job? Write a letter to your boss explaining why this is unfair. Tell them how hard you work, what your responsibilities are and how it makes you feel that you are not getting a fair wage. Also let them know how they can solve this problem.

COMPUTINGComputing
Can you create your own animation to thank the NHS?
Please click here and follow the step by step instructions from Scratch Junior. Have fun!

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
Now that you know lots about the  North and South Pole and Arctic animals you are going to get creative!
Use all of the link below to learn lots more facts about  Arctic animals and their habitats.
You will then choose an animal and create a poster. 
Your chosen animal needs a new home and a new family.
Describe the animal and write about why someone should adopt your chosen animal……. you can even give it a name. (e.g. Percy Penguin, Poppy Polar)
Penguins
Facts

PEPE
Hope you had fun last week showing your family your Go Noodle moves! You can do this anytime of the day, even when having a break from working, there are Mindful and relaxing activities on there also.
This week we are linking PE to our Plants topic and Jack and the Beanstalk we are going to learn some dance moves.
Warm-Up and Cool-Down Activity Cards
Lesson Presentation Our Own Dance
Keep active and have fun!!!

MUSICMusic
Listen to ‘Count On Me’ by Bruno Mars and compare it with ‘We Go Together’ from the musical Grease.
Discussion Questions
Does the song create a story in your imagination? If so, what happens in that story? You can write down you story or even tell your story using pictures.
Which song do you prefer and why?
How does the song make you feel? Make a list of the emotions you feel when listening to the song. Create a piece of artwork that reflects your feelings.
Appraise
Is the song fast or slow?
What instruments can you hear?
What would improve the song? faster/slower beat. More instruments.
All songs can be accessed via YouTube.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of an Arctic Habitat. You can you the powerpoint I have given you for science to help you. Here are some examples of what you could do. Go crazy and get creative!


Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 27th APRIL

MATHSMaths
Please try to complete one lesson each day from ‘Summer Term – Week 3’ Monday to Friday from the following link White Rose Maths Year 2

ENGLISHEnglish
This week we are going to read a wonderful fiction text called Stinky Street You can find the book by going to www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1242.html.
You can register for free and get access to lots of ebooks. Go to books for ages 6-7 and find Stinky Street.
TASK 1 Read book with your family.
TASK 2 Re-read the text and sequence the story focusing on the beginning, middle and end. 
TASK 3 Family Challenge!
Which of the following statements is correctWhat did Franklins mum do when Mrs Cox suggested a solution to the house problem?A. She dances around with underpants on her head.B. She throws a fish in the air.C. She says “I feel happy”.
TASK 4 If you didn’t live in your street, where would you like to live?

Design a street that you would like to live in.

Think about :

What would it look like?

What would it smell like?

Who would your neighbours be? (famous people, family, aliens)

TASK 5 Let’s get thinking!

How does the fish help Franklin to put Mr Bragg off buying the house?

Why is Mr Bragg the only one who isn’t happy at the end of the story?

SPaGSpag
This week we are going to look at reading and spelling Common Exception Words Click the link below to download the word sheets.Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer you can copy 10 words from the link each day into your blue book and then practice reading and spelling them with an adult.

t-l-5089-new-common-exception-words-years-1-and-2-word-mat

SCIENCEScience
Plants 

We are having some lovely weather at the moment! Just the right conditions to get planting. 

Last week we looked at what plant need to grow. This week we are going to look at plants that we can eat! Discuss this with an adult, then complete the worksheet (click on link). Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, draw and label the plants in your blue book. Then look at the powerpoint to see if you were right.

T-Sc-073-Activity-Sheet-Plant-Parts-We-Eat

t-sc-305-ks1-plants-we-eat-information-powerpoint_ver_2

DTArt
Last week we looked at a Rennie Mackintosh chair.


This week we are looking at the Eames chair (1956). The Eames chair is made from plywood and leather and it was developed by a husband and wife, Charles and Ray, they liked to bring new materials into furniture designs. You will often see the Eames Chair called a lounge chair because it comes with a footstool.


What do you notice about this chair?

What makes it different to the Rennie Mackintosh Argyle chair we looked at last week?

Can you sketch Eames chair? Use some paper or your blue book.

RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Please click on the link below to read The Promise of the Holy Spirit.

Spread the word

Luke 24_48-52

Churchs Story 2 – Pg 76-77-2

Can you remember what was promised to the disciples?

How do you think Jesus felt when Jesus blessed them?

How do you think they felt when Jesus was taken from them?

Where was Jesus going?

ACTIVITY 2 Draw a picture of yourself, working hard, helping at home, playing with your friends.

The title – The Holy Spirit is helping me when………

PSHEPSHE
ACTIVITY 1 This week we will be exploring how people use the internet and digital devices in their jobs and everyday life. Think about the Key Workers in the world right now, what jobs do they do and how is the internet and digital devices helping them to very important jobs. Think about a job that doesn’t use any technology at all. Discuss with an adult the positive and negatives of technology. You could write ideas in your blue book.
ACTIVITY 2 What job do you want to do when you grow up? Why do you want to do this job? What will the environment you work in be like? What, if any internet or digital devices will you use?

COMPUTINGComputing
What is code?

Please copy and paste the link below to find out all about code. Can you explain what code is to someone in your family?

Can you play the game Does Not Compute and identify things that can be programmed by code?

Can you design your own QR codes and hide them around the house for your adults to find with an answer card.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
Now that you know lots about the  North and South Pole we are going to look at Arctic Animals. Have a look at the powerpoint about Arctic animals. Which is your favourite? Mine is polar bear. Can you choose an animal and do your own research about this animal, write your findings in your blue book. You can tweet your strangest or most interesting findings on your class page.

t-t-4798-winter-arctic-animals-habitat-powerpoint-_ver_3

PEPE
This PE task is extremely fun and it’s one of our favourite daily activities to keep us active………….we are going to GO NOODLE!!!!!

Can you teach your adult your best moves to your favourite Go Noodle songs?

Sign your family up at www.gonoodle.com 

You can also join in with the rest of the world by joining in with PE with Joe Wicks which can be found on You Tube.

Keep active and have fun!!!

MUSICMusic
This week we are continuing to focus on Reggae music. Reggae is a style of music that was first played in Jamaica in the 1960s. Listen to and compare all of the Reggae songs you have focused on so far.

Zootime – By Joanna Mangona

Kingston Town By UB40

Shine By ASWAD

I.G.Y By Donald Fagan

Feel like Jumping By Marcia Griffiths

I Can See Clearly Now By Jimmy Cliff

Which is your favourite song/why?

Use your body to find a pulse during the song, join in.

You can access all music videos via Youtube. 

Discussion Questions 

What does the song make you think of?

Does the song tell a story?

What is similar/different about the lyrics in each song?

Appraise

What instruments can you hear?

Is the music fast or slow?

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of an Arctic Habitat. You can you the powerpoint I have given you for science to help you. Here are some examples of what you could do. Go crazy and get creative!



Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 20th APRIL

MATHSMaths
Please try to complete one lesson each day from ‘Summer Term – Week 2’ Monday to Friday from the following link White Rose Maths Year 2

ENGLISHEnglish
This week we are going to read a wonderful fiction text called East of the Sun, West of the Moon. You can find the book by going to www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1242.html.

You can register for free and get access to lots of ebooks. Go to books for ages 6-7 and find East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

TASK 1 Read book with your family.
TASK 2 Re-read the text and sequence the story focusing on the beginning, middle and end. 
TASK 3 Family Challenge!

Are these statements correct or incorrect?

The farmer was rich.

The trolls name was Long nose.

Astrid didn’t marry the Prince. 

TASK 4 Draw Astrid and the Prince and list their character traits. What do they have in common? How are they different?
TASK 5 Let’s get thinking!

What would have happened if Astrid did not find the evil troll?

What would have happened if the polar bear wasn’t lonely?

SPaGSpag
This week we are going to think about past, present and future tense. Click the link below to download the practice sheet and PowerPoint.Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer you can either talk through the questions with an adult or you can write the questions into your blue book.

Tenses PowerPoint

Tenses

SCIENCEScience
Plants 

We are having some lovely weather at the moment! Just the right conditions to get planting. 

What do you think plants need to grow? Discuss this question with your family then view the PowerPoint below to see if you are correct. 

What do plants need to grow

plant predictions

DTArt
Our topic for DT is chairs. Over the next few weeks we are going to look at some chairs by famous designers throughout the years.

Here is some information on a very famous designer calles Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He designed some remarkable chairs, including the Argyle Chair. He designed this chair to go in a Tearoom in 1900.

What do you notice about this chair?
What makes it different to other chairs you have seen?
Do you like this chair? Why?

Can you sketch the Argyle Chair? You can use your blue book or some paper.

RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Please click on the link below to read The Promise of the Holy Spirit.

Spread the word

How did Jesus’ disciples feel? Why did they feel happy and sad?

ACTIVITY 2 List the many ways in which Jesus helps us. 

Write a prayer of Thanks to someone who is always helping you.

PSHEPSHE
ACTIVITY 1 This week we will be talking about the variety of jobs people have and how important they are. Your big question to think about this week is… How can we help?  Can  you list the ways in which we can show our appreciation for shopkeepers? For example, always use your manners and put things that you don’t want to buy back in the correct place. 
ACTIVITY 2 Design your own shop. What would your shop look like? What would you sell? How would you want your staff and customers to behave and why?

COMPUTINGComputing
What is code?

Please copy and paste the link below to find out all about code. Can you explain what code is to someone in your family?

Can you play the game Does Not Compute and identify things that can be programmed by code?

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyhbwmn

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
Now that you know lots about the  North and South Pole I challenge you to compare the  Arctic and Antarctic. Please click on the link below to sort a variety of statements into a Venn diagram.

The Arctic and the Antarctic Comparison

PEPE
This PE task is extremely fun! Each letter equals an exercise. Spell your name and complete your exercises. Get everyone in your house involved. I wonder who will shorten their name :). 

Alphabet workout (1)

MUSICMusic
This week we are continuing to focus on Reggae music. Reggae is a style of music that was first played in Jamaica in the 1960s. Listen to and compare Feel Like Jumping by Marcia Griffiths and I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff. You can access both music videos via Youtube. 

Discussion Questions 

What does the song make you think of?

Does the song tell a story?

What is similar/different about the lyrics in each song?

Appraise

What instruments can you hear?

Is the music fast or slow?

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of the Solar System. There are lots of examples online that you can take inspiration from, let your imagination run wild! (You can use the sheet I have given you for this week’s science task to help)
Here are a few ideas:


Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 13th APRIL

MATHSMaths
Please try to complete one lesson each day from ‘Summer Term – Week 1’ Monday to Friday from the following link White Rose Maths Year 2

ENGLISHEnglish
This week we are going to use a non -fiction text about dinosaurs. You can find the book by going to www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1242.html.

You can register for free and get access to lots of ebooks.. Go to books for ages 6-7 and find Dinosaur Safari.

MONDAY Read book with your family. Discuss new facts that you have read.
TUESDAY Look at the contents page and the index page and answer these questions.
WEDNESDAY True or False? Use Dinosaur Safari to find out whether these statements are true or false.
THURSDAY Which dinosaur do you find most interesting? In your blue book, draw and label your favourite. Write a description of the dinosaur below. Make sure you use the right punctuation.
Here is an example of how you could make yours look.
FRIDAY Write a report about one of the dinosaurs you have found out about in this week’s text. Have a look at this to give yourself a reminder about non-chronological reports. You can print this if you want and write on it. Challenge yourself to include an exclamation mark in your report.

SPaGSpag
This week we are going to think about sentence types. Click the links below to download the practice sheets. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer you can either talk through the questions with an adult or you can write the questions into your blue book.
Statements
Exclamations
Questions

SCIENCEScience
Plants – read and discuss these information slides with a grown up. Complete these worksheets on parts of a plant. Don’t worry if you can’t print the sheets – just draw the plant in your blue book and label. You can find the answers here. No peeking!

ARTArt
Using work of Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration, draw some flowers that could be printed onto fabric. Think about the purpose of the fabric – would it be used to make a dress, a tablecloth or a duvet cover?



RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Read this story about Lucy and her cat, Snowy. Can you think of any ways that you pass messages? Talk about it with a grown up, and make a list in your blue book. You might include things such as text messages/ birthday cards.
ACTIVITY 2 Read this from the Gospel of St Luke. He tells us that Jesus is risen and is alive. Can you make a cross and decorate it using flowers, colourful patterns or drawings to show we have heard the happy news? Here are some ideas of how you could make your cross look.

PSHEPSHE
ACTIVITY 1 This week we will think about the jobs that people do. Talk with your family about different jobs, what jobs do people that you know do? How do people stay safe in their jobs? Then choose 2 jobs and make a set of rules for each one.
Use my example to help.
ACTIVITY 2 Go to This page on family.gonoodle.com and take part in the mindfulness exercise. Get your family to join in too.

COMPUTINGComputing
Download the app – Scratch Junior (free) for your device from https://www.scratchjr.org/. Read these instructions with an adult at home. Follow to create an algorithm to make the giraffe move.

GEOGRAPHYHistory Geography
We are going to find out about the North Pole and the South Pole. Let’s begin by reading the information here. When you have done that, I would like you to draw a picture of the world and label the Arctic and Antarctic regions. You could use this picture to help.


Challenge!
Can you answer these questions about climate in the Arctic and Antarctic? Use the information slides to help you.

PEPE
This week we would like you to have a go at some of the activity ideas below. We have included a warm up and a cool down, just like we use during PE in school.
Warm Up
Activity
Cool Down

MUSICMusic
We are going to appraise and compare some music. When we appraise, we talk about and decide whether we like the music. We can ask ourselves questions to dig a bit deeper, too. We might ask what do I like about that song? Which part of the song do I like best? Why don’t I like this song? We can also compare two songs – thinking about what is similar about them/what is different. We are going to listen to two reggae songs. Reggae is a style of music that was first played in Jamaica in the 1960s. We are going to listen to

Kingston Town by UB40
and

Shine by ASWAD

Think about the tempo (how fast the song is) and the beat (is it steady or does it change?)

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of the Solar System. There are lots of examples online that you can take inspiration from, let your imagination run wild! (You can use the sheet I have given you for this week’s science task to help)
Here are a few ideas:


Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WEEK BEGINNING 6th APRIL
Hello everyone, we hope you are all staying safe and well and most importantly staying home. As this week is your Easter break there are some enjoyable activities below that will keep you busy. Don’t forget to keep in touch with us on Twitter @smaaaclass5 @smaaaclass6.

We hope you all have a very Happy Easter.

Look after yourselves and #stayhome.

ACTIVITES
MATHS
English
Have a go at one of these Maths problems each day. You can print them or use your blue book for your working out.

Maths Problem 1
Maths Problem 2
Maths Problem 3
Maths Problem 4
Maths Problem 5

ENGLISH
English
Have a look at this mysterious picture.
I wonder who the message is from? I wonder where they are now, and where they were when they put the message in the bottle? Perhaps they were being chased by something, or looking for something? Maybe there is some magic involved, or a treasure map?Write your own story about the adventure that led to the message in the bottle. Include a beginning, middle and an end. Here’s a story mountain to remind you how we can plan a story here.You might find these word mats handy toosentence openers
common exception words
adjectives
RE
English
Read the story of Palm Sunday here. Talk to your family about it. Think about how the crowd felt about Jesus then draw your own version of a palm leaf into your blue book. Write some words around your palm leaf to describe how you think the crowd felt.

St Mark said this about Good Friday. Read it with your family and say a prayer of thanks for all that God has given us.

ART
English
Let’s dip into our Spanish this week while we get creative. Design a poster for Easter that uses the Spanish for Happy Easter – Feliz Pascuas. Include some pictures that represent new life and new beginnings.
SCIENCE
English
This week I’d like you to have a go at our Big Solar System Quiz. Good Luck!!
HISTORY
English
Show off your historical knowledge by challenging yourself to take our quiz all about Neil Armstrong here.
PE
English
This week have a go at setting up an obstacle race in your garden. Design it first. Decide what you have at home that would be good to use. Remember – safety first, always. Get an adult to check it over before you get started.
Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 30th MARCH

MATHSMaths
Please try to complete one lesson each day Monday to Friday from the following link White Rose Maths Year 2

ENGLISHEnglish
MONDAY Choose one of the books from your pack and read half of it. Who are the main characters? Think of 3 adjectives to describe each of them and write them in your blue book. Click HERE to have a look at some adjectives you could use. You can draw the characters too.
TUESDAY Read the rest of your book and retell it in your own words to your family.
WEDNESDAY Draw a story map for your story. Make sure you include beginning, middle and end. Here is an example to remind you of what your map may look like.
Story Map Example
THURSDAY Practice your reading detective skills by having a go at this comprehension How to look after a dog.
FRIDAY Using what you found out yesterday, create a poster about how to look after a dog. You can do this in your blue book. Don’t forget you will need pictures, labels and some top tips. Here is one that may give you some inspiration.
How to look after your dog

SPaGSpag
This week we are going to practice using conjunctions correctly. Click the links below to download the practice sheets. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer you can either talk through the questions with an adult or you can write the questions into your blue book.

Conjunctions 1
Conjunctions 2
Conjunctions 3

SCIENCEScience
Have a look at THIS the poster about the planets. Use the handy nmemonic to remember the order of the planets and their names. You can use your blue book to make notes or draw pictures to help you remember.

ARTArt
Here is a painting by Gerogria O’Keeffe called Black Mesa Landscape.

Gerogria O’Keeffe Black Mesa

Look closley at the colours and different shades O’Keeffe has used. Can you create a landscape of your own in a similar style?

RERE
ACTIVITY 1 Lent gives us an opportunity to do good. What can you do to spread good news?
Make a promise card to remind yourself of your ideas.You might promise to keep in touch with somebody from your family that you cant’t visit at the moment.You might promise to help at home during Lent.
ACTIVITY 2 Gather with your family and listen to this prayer. Lenten Prayer.

Think about things you are grateful for and ways you can do good for others.

PSHEPSHE
ACTIVITY 1 Draw or paint a rainbow and put it up in your window to send a message of hope to your friends and neighbours.

Rainbow

ACTIVITY 2 Go to This page on family.gonoodle.com and take part in the relaxation exercise. Get your family to join in too.

COMPUTINGComputing
We are all going to be online a lot more than usual whilst we are not at school. I would like you to make sure your internet safety is tip top! Read the information HERE with your family. Then I want you to FaceTime or Skype somebody from your family that you cant visit at the moment. Tell them your rules for keeping safe online.

HISTORYHistory Geography
To keep with our topic about Neil Armstrong head to Nat Geo Kids and go on a fact finding mission about the space explorer. Then make a poster or fact file about him. You can do this in your blue book or on some paper. Don’t forget to include some pictures and important dates.

PEPE
This week you can join in everyday with the Body Coach as he does his daily PE lesson over on YouTube at this link Joe Wicks PE.

MUSICMusic
Listen to HAPPY by Pharrell Williams (feat. Minions). Practice singing along and try to follow the melody accurately. Use your voice to make long and short sounds.

CREATIVE TASK (TO BE DONE OVER 4 WEEKS)Creative
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of the Solar System. There are lots of examples online that you can take inspiration from, let your imagination run wild! (You can use the sheet I have given you for this week’s science task to help)

Here are a few ideas:



Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

During your time in year 2 you will learn lots of new and excitingthings . All our  lessons are very engaging and lots of fun. Our classrooms are very interactive and are full of resources so even when you have finished your fantastic piece of work you can  still carry on learning.Parents please feel free to speak to me at the door at the beginning or end of the school day. Furthermore if you have any worries or concerns   please do not hesitate to book an appointment with me.  

Our Latest News. Remember to look at Year 2 notices in our window for all the latest news and dates for your diary.

 

Our Mission Statement

How  can we live the Mission Statement in our class?

Christian Community

We are all responsible for making our  Christian community as welcoming as possible. We share our kindness with the wider community by taking part in a variety of fund raising activities. 

Valued and Recognised

We value our family and our school family. To show our gratitude we give thanks everyday by saying our prayers. We recognise when our friends need support and our more than happy to cheer them up.   

Unique Contributions  

We are all unique and perfect! We celebrate individuality and provide lots of opportunities for hidden talents to be revealed. 

Child Centred Education 

We share our interests with our class family and our teachers plan exciting activities for us. Pupil voice is very important. Our teachers create wonderful lessons based on our interests.  

Positive Learning Environment

We will happily play and learn together following our class and school rules. We enjoy singing,exploring, investigating, creating, sharing and laughing everyday in school. 

Gospel Values of Love and Respect

We will use our manners and share nicely during our school day. We respond to scripture in different creative ways e.g. singing, dancing, drawing and painting.

Partnership with Parents, carers, Governors, the parish, and wider community.

We invite our parents, carers, Governors to different events during the year to celebrate our learning and achievements. We attend church to celebrate with our parish family during the school year.

Curriculum Map 

Year 2 Curriculum Map 2020

Home readers

A specific day whereby your child must hand in their home reader will be written on their home reading comment book. This will be the day that your child must bring in their reading book to be changed. 

HomeworkNumeracy and Literacy homework will be given out every Friday (on alternate weeks). Homework will be collected in every Friday.Water bottlesPlease provide your child with a reusable water bottle (preferably one with a sports cap) that can be kept in school.UniformPlease ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled as this makes them easier to find if they are ever misplaced.Glasses and InhalersIf your child needs glasses and/or an inhaler please ensure that they have them when entering school.  If possible both can be kept in school.RewardsThere are lots of opportunities for your child to earn a reward in year 2. They are all rewarded for their hard work through the week with Golden Time every Friday afternoon. Also two lucky children are picked for the Gold Award every Friday. As well as this two stars are chosen every day to choose a fantastic prize from our overflowing prize box.Amazing manners, outstanding behaviour and brilliant work are just some of the ways you can get picked for a reward!Thank you for all  your support and co-operation! Ms Canavan Religious EducationOur topic this term is Books. By the end of this topic your child will be able to talk about books that are special to them. They will also learn about the Church used on Sunday by the parish family.
Numeracy
This term we are focusing on multiplication and division. The children will be completing tasks that involve counting in 2s,3s,5s and 1os. We will also be using our reasoning and problem solving skills to solve some addition and subtraction word problems.
Geography This term we are focusing on Africa. By the end of the topic all children will be to explain why the climate is different in different parts of Africa. They will be able to describe different habitats. We will also be comparing African culture to UK culture.
ScienceThis term we will be looking at Living Things and Their Habitats. We will be investigating why certain animals can only live in certain climates. We will also be conducting some interesting investigations in order to prove or disprove our hypothesis.
DTThis term we will be exercising our cooking skills. We will be making rainbow couscous and research all about the ingredients that end up on our plate.AuthorsPop into your local library and read a book by one or more of these authors and tell me what you think!
Anthony BrowneAnthony Browne is an amazing author and his books are very engaging and thought provoking and  not to mention his illustrations are very entertaining! We will be reading his books throughout the year. 

Dr SeussDr Suess is a wonderful author! His stories are crazy,confusing and fun. Once  you  finally get your tongue around some of the nonsense words his stories hold some very important messages! What could the hidden message be in The Lorax?Julia DonaldsonJulia Donaldson is a fantastic author! Her stories make us laugh out loud in the infants. I will be reading her stories for the rest of my life! Stickman and The Grufalo are my all time favourites. What’s your favourite Julia Donaldson story?Here are some useful websites!NumeracyCan you splat the odd or even numbers?
Can you splat the multiples of 2,5 and 10?http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=8ComprehensionCan you use the information in the text to answer questions?http://www.k5learning.com/reading-comprehension-worksheets/second-grade-2For the above website please click on ‘free worksheets’  and ‘more reading worksheets’.Phonics/Spelling/Literacyhttp://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/using_punctuation/play/All Subjects http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
For the above website please use the resource suitable for your child’s year group.http://www.coloring.ws/coloring.html
http://www.nick.co.uk/games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/printables-list