Year 2

Mrs Bentzien

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Keeping in Touch

****** Keeping in touch – if you would like to write to me please send the letter to school addressed to me *******

* If you have an urgent enquiry, my email address is clightfoot@mobberley.cheshire.sch.uk – please be aware that I will be in school with the children of key workers so I will not be able to respond immediately to emails.

** I have set up an instagram account for the Year 2’s to post pictures of the work they are doing – find me at @year2_mrsb

I have made the instagram account private so it is not open to public.

Options for posting pictures:
1) You can tag me @year2_mrsb in their photo posts then they will be added to my tagged album for others to see.
2) You can message me on instagram with the pictures then I can repost them (I think!).
3) You can email me photos and I can post to instagram.
** I am also on facebook – YearTwo Mobberley – it is a private account also. **

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Home Learning

Here is a suggested timetable to follow during the week and on Thursdays I have made a slightly different timetable to match some of the things we do in school.  Please try to keep your child’s routine as normal as possible.

 

Daily timetable

Thursday Timetable

Thursday timetable

 

Please use the links below to access home learning activities.

Daily Planning

Maths using White Rose 

Week beginning 6th July

Please follow this link to access the white rose tutorials for week 11 – click here.

Monday watch Lesson 1 – Litres.  Sheet 1.  Answers 1.

Tuesday watch Lesson 2 – Temperature.  Sheet 2Answers 2.

Wednesday watch Lesson 3 – Time.  Sheet 3.  Answers 3.

Thursday – Mrs Murray maths zoom and Miss Quibell zoom.  Additional temperature sheets.

Friday – watch Lesson 4 – quarter past and quarter to.  Sheet 4.  Answers 4.

Week beginning 29th June

Here are some new daily bell work slides!   I suggest completed one slide a day.

Please follow this link to access the white rose tutorials for week 10 –click here.

Monday watch Lesson 1 – grams.  Sheet 1.  Answers 1.

Tuesday watch Lesson 2 – kilograms.  Sheet 2.  Answers 2.

Wednesday watch Lesson 3 – volume.  Sheet 3. Answers 3.

Thursday – Mrs Murray maths zoom and Miss Quibell zoom.

Friday watch Lesson 4 – millilitres – Sheet 4.  Answers 4.

Week beginning 22nd June 

Please follow this link to access the white rose tutorials for week 9 – click here.

Monday watch Lesson 1 – cm.  Sheet 1Answers 1.

Tuesday watch Lesson 2 – compare length.  Sheet 2Answers 2.

Wednesday watch Lesson 3 – length.  Sheet 3.  Answers 3.

Thursday – Mrs Murray maths zoom and Miss Quibell zoom.

Friday watch Lesson 4 – compare mass.  Sheet 4.  Answers 4.

Week beginning June 15th

Please follow this link to access the white rose video tutorials for week 8 – click here.

Monday watch Lesson 1 – Vertices. Sheet 1.  Answers 1.

Tuesday watch Lesson 2 – Faces and edges. Sheet 2.  Answers 2.

Wednesday watch Lesson 3 – Sorting shapes. Sheet 3.  Answers 3.

Thursday – Making amounts of money – Sheet 1. 

Friday watch Lesson 4 – Patterns. Sheet 4Answers 4.

Week beginning June 8th

Please follow this link to access the white rose video tutorials for week 7 – click here.

Monday watch Lesson 1 – Unit Fractions.  Sheet 1.  Answers 1.

Tuesday watch Lesson 2 – Non-unit Fractions.  Sheet 2Answers 2.

Wednesday watch Lesson 3 – Find a half.  Sheet 3.  Answers 3.

Thursday – telling the time – Sheet 1.  Sheet 2.  Game.

Friday watch Lesson 4 – Find a quarter.  Sheet 4Answers 4.

Week beginning June 1st

Please follow this link to access the white rose video tutorials for week 6 – click here.

Monday watch Lesson 1 – 10 times tables tutorial.  Then complete this sheet.

Tuesday watch Lesson 2 – Sharing tutorial.  Then complete this sheet.

Wednesday watch Lesson 3 – Grouping tutorial.  Then complete this sheet.

Thursday – practise times tables – sing songs – or work on 2s, 5s, 10s sheets.

Friday watch Lesson 4 – Odd and Even Numbers tutorial.  Then complete this sheet.

Mysteries for 1st June 

Here are some Maths Mystery problem solving activities.  The children solve mathematical questions to work out the answer to the mystery.

Who Ate the Cookie? (Answers)         Squashed Fruit Mystery        Missing Emoji Mystery        Missing Story Mystery

 18th May 2020 – Maths Mysteries 

Mystery in The Palace Kitchen        Peter Rabbit Mystery       Naughty Gnome Mystery       Dragonspire Mystery

Times Tables Rockstars and NumBots

All Year 2 children have access to Timestables Rockstars.  They can use the same username and password to access NumBots.

Times Tables Rockstars link

NumBots link

If you fancy a times tables singalong click here.

 

In addition to these daily lessons and resources for maths, please continue to work on times tables, number bonds, telling the time, money skills, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

Here are some links to Maths Games

Telling the Time

Place Value Basketball

Maths Fishing Multiplication Game

Coconut Ordering

Hit the Button (Number bonds and Times Tables)

 

English planning and resources

Week beginning 6th July – 10th July

The writing activities this week are based on the short animation The Silly Seahorse – click here.

I’m really sad to be missing this as it is my favourite writing week of the year!  I really hope the children enjoy the animation and the story writing activities.

Below you will find the planning and resources for the week.

Click here for the planning and resources.

Final Week – 13th July – 17th July – Poetry

For the last week of term, please enjoy this wonderful poetry activity pack produced by Talk 4 Writing, based on the poem “The Quangle Wangle’s Hat” by Emma Caulfield – click here.

There are more than a weeks worth of activities so if you want to dip in and out of them over the holidays too then you have that option.  (I have made a donation to the NSPCC on behalf of Year 2).

Week beginning 29th June – 3rd July

The writing activities this week are based on the information book, “Seahorse: They Shyest Fish in the Sea.”

Below you will find the planning and resources.

Click here for the planning and resources.

Here is a link to the 3D seahorse craft for Thursday.

Week beginning 15th June – 26th June

For the next two weeks, our writing activities will be based on the story, “Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary,” by Simon Bartram.  Below you will find the planning and resources for the next two weeks as well as the photo story.

Click here for the planning and resources.

Click here for the photo story – Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary.

Week beginning 1st June – 12th June 

For the next two weeks, our writing activities will be based on the story “The Bog Baby,” by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward.  Below you will find the planning and resources for the next two weeks.  I have also included some cross-curricular activities inspired by the story.

Click here for the planning and resources.

Click here for the story transcript – The Bog Baby

Week beginning 18th May.

Click here for the planning.

Click here for the Powerpoint pictures and extra challenges.

Week beginning 11th May.

This week the focus will be punctuation.  I have included links to BBC Bitesize video tutorials and games in the planning document below.  You will also find some supporting activity worksheets for each lesson below.

Click here for the planning.

Monday Exclamation Marks activity sheet.

Tuesday Commas activity sheet.

Wednesday Question marks activity sheet.

Friday Karate Cats Game link (you know how much I love cats!)

Week beginning 4th May.

This week the focus will be SPaG.  I have included links to BBC Bitesize videos and games in the planning document below.

Click here for the planning.

Lesson 1 apostrophes lesson pack.

Lesson 2 suffix -ly lesson pack.

Lesson 3 questions and commands lesson pack.

Lesson 4 adjectives – follow the link here to BBC Bitesize video and activities.  

 

Week beginning 20th April.

For the next couple of week the English activities will be based on the story On Sudden Hill.

Click here to view the photo story and transcript.

Click here to view the story transcript.

Week 1: Click here for the planning and resources for the week.

Week 2 (27th April – 1st May) Click here for the planning and resources for the week.

 

Leaving Zog writing options for those who might still want it

(Easter Writing Activities Week Beginning 6th April – 17th April)

The writing activities for the next two weeks will be based on Zog by Julia Donaldson.  If you do not have a copy of the book (or even if you do!) please enjoy the animated film on BBC iplayer – click here to view the film.

 Please click here to view the Zog writing activities.  Feel free to pick and choose from the activities, they can be done in any order.

 

In addition to daily writing activities, please continue to work on handwriting.

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Spellings and Phonics

Here are the phase 3, 4 and 5 phoneme mats.  Please pick a phoneme and work on spellings with that phoneme each day.

e.g. If you pick /ai/ then work on spellings like ‘rain,’ ‘pain,’ ‘grain.’

Phase 3 mat.

Phase 4 and 5 mat.

Here are some phase 3 phonics colouring mosaic sheets.

Here are some phase 5 phonics colouring mosaic sheets.

Here are the HF word spellings list and common exception words for Year 2.  Pick a words a week and practise them each day.  You could do a spelling test on Thursday like we do in school!

Year 2 HF word list.

Year 2 common exception words.

Reading Comprehension Papers

Please find some past SATs reading comprehension papers below.  Feel free to support and work through these with your child.

Reading Paper 1                          Reading Paper 2                          Reading Paper 3                           Reading Paper 4

NEW Reading Paper 5               NEW Reading Paper 6

SPaG Papers

Please find past SATs SPaG Papers below.  Please feel free to support and work through these with your child.

SPaG Paper 1                          SPaG Paper 2                            SPaG Paper 3                             SPaG Paper 4

Science planning and resources

I know lots of you have been spending time outside enjoying the nice weather so I thought it would be nice to link our science topic to gardens and plants.

Please find the plans, powerpoint teaching presentations and resources for the next few weeks below.

Week 20th April:   Lesson 1 plan          Lesson 1 presentation          Lesson 1 Flower            Lesson 1 Tree

Week 27th April:    Lesson 2 plan         Lesson 2 presentation          Lesson 2 prediction sheet

Week 4th May:      Lesson 3 plan          Lesson 3 presentation          Lesson 3 sunflower life cycle

Week 11th May:      Lesson 4 plan          Lesson 4 presentation          Lesson 4 comparing sheet      Lesson 4 results sheet

Week 18th May:     Lesson 5 plan          Lesson 5 presentation          Lesson 5 seeds and bulbs sheet

Week 25th May:   Lesson 6 plan           Lesson 6 presentation           Lesson 6 bar chart

 

Additional Resources: wordsearch          fact cards           challenge cards

Geography – Beside the Seaside (starting 15th June)

This Beside the Seaside unit will teach the children about the geographical features of the seaside, both human and physical. Children will learn about seaside environments; finding out where they are located in the United Kingdom and seaside resorts nearest their own locality using maps, aerial photograph, webcams and developing their key vocabulary. Children will learn about the similarities and differences between seaside resorts and their own locality, looking at how resorts have changed over time.

Week 15th June –   Lesson Plan       Lesson Presentation          Researching Resorts            Survey

Week 22nd June –   Lesson Plan       Lesson Presentation          Features Sheet          In The Picture       Postcard

Week 29th June –   Lesson Plan       Lesson Presentation          Past and Present        Puppet Theatre 

Week 6th July –   Lesson Plan       Lesson Presentation          Natural or Man-made       Trip around St. Ives

Week 13th July –  Lesson Plan      Lesson Presentation             Locating Islands

Week 20th July –   Lesson Presentation   – Make your own 3D Rockpool,  make a clay sea creature, make a poster about rockpools, write a fact file about rockpool creatures.

 

Geography – What a Wonderful World

Our new topic will help to consolidate prior learning done in class this year.  It covers the location of countries, continents and oceans of the world in relation to the position of the United Kingdom and children’s own locality. Children will develop global awareness by looking in detail at the position of the seven continents and five oceans of the world, understanding that the world is spherical and creating their own journeys across the world. Children continue to build on their map skills developed in Year 2 using atlases, world maps and globes more widely, along with using aerial photographs to recognise human and physical features including landmarks.

Week 11th May – Round and Round        Lesson Plan           Lesson presentation            Mapping sheet

Week 18th May – Continents              Lesson Plan           Lesson presentation                   Continents Mini Booklet

Week 25th May – Making My Own Journey     Lesson Plan         Lesson presentation            My Journey sheet

Week 1st June – Hot and Cold Climates      Lesson Plan         Lesson Presentation         Mapping climates    Animals around the world sheet

Week 8th June – Ted Tours Europe       Lesson Plan          Lesson Presentation          French Food Sheet

Country Matching Cards

Week 15th June – Amazing Aerial Views      Lesson Plan      Lesson Presentation     Spot It Sheet 

Wonderful World Sheet

Science – The Environment

In this unit of work children are introduced to the ecological challenges that face the modern world.  he activities challenge children to engage with environmental issues and to understand the simple changes we can make to live more sustainable lives.

Week 15th June –  Lesson Plan     Lesson Presentation         Activity  

Week 22nd June –  Lesson Plan    Lesson Presentation    Activity 1       Activity 2

Week 29th June –    Lesson Plan     Lesson Presentation     Activity 1       Activity 2 

Week 6th July –    Lesson Plan     Lesson Presentation        Activity 1        Activity 2 Sorting Cards

Week 13th July –   Lesson Plan     Lesson Presentation       Activity  

Week 20th July –   Lesson Plan     Lesson Presentation        Fact Sheets      Activity

Art and D&T Activities

For the next few weeks art and D&T will be linked to an artist study based on Joan Miro.  Please see the lesson presentations and resources below.

Week 1 11th MayMagical Realism     Lesson Plan 1         Lesson presentation 1            The Farm Sheet

Week 2 18th MaySurrealism               Lesson Plan 2          Lesson presentation 2          Surrealist Picture Sheet

Week 3 25th May – Artist Books           Lesson Plan 3         Lesson presentation 3           Printing with Objects Sheet

Optional Nonsense Alphabet Sheet

Week 4 1st June – Surrealist Sculpture Designs 1  Lesson Plan 4       Lesson Presentation 4         Design Sheet

Week 5 8th June – Surrealist Sculpture Designs 2  Lesson Plan 5      Lesson Presentation 5         Clay Techniques

Week 6 15th June – Painting Surrealist Sculptures Lesson Plan 6      Lesson Presentation 6

Complete the sculpture sheet             My Final Design Sheet

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Religious Education – Mrs Kozyra

On Sunday 31st May, it was Pentecost.  Please view the story of Pentecost here.
Here is a wordsearch of key words from the story.
The dove is one of the main symbols of the Holy Spirit (the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost).
You could make your own dove and write a short prayer on it, for example “Thank you God for giving the disciples of Jesus the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Amen”
You can also use this website link which has some nice art activities if you would like to make your own dove or dove craft/art.

Music

Mrs Eadie’s Music activities:

Letter to parents – week 6th July

Letter to parents – week 29th June.

Letter to parents – week 22nd June.

Letter to parents – week 25th May

Letter to parents – week 18th May

Letter to parents – week 4th May

Letter to parents – week 27th April          music

Letter to parents – week 20th April

French

Madame Barker has set French learning activities and challenges –

week 29th June

week 27th April.

Also, here is a link to Twinkl French activities.

 

GOODNESS TO GREATNESS WALK TO TOKYO CHALLENGE – Walk to Tokyo home challenge (1)

Additional Support and Links

A TWINKL login

Twinkl have put out free access to all parents.  This will allow you to access a whole host of resources to support your child, including SAT style papers, themed helpsheets and activities with crib sheets.

Please see: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-parents

or:  www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Password: CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

White Rose

In school we use White Rose Maths to plan our class mathematics.  Please find the link to the White Rose learn from home site, at the moment they have 5 lessons on fractions but they may add more.  Each lesson has a presentation and worksheets to follow up learning.

White Rose Home Learning

Discovery Education

We have set up access to Discovery Education for all pupils at home.

Here is the link – Discovery Education

Username: student7277

Password: mcp246

Click here to view the Parent Letter

Click here to view an access guide for parents

 

Primary Homework

Primary Homework help has several fun online interactive activities to help not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with Year 2 SATs Revision too!

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

 

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has games and resources for all curriculum areas.  Click here to go to the KS1 homepage.

 

Keep Active at Home – follow these links:

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Go Noodle Get Moving

 The Body Coach TV – Kids Workouts to do at Home

Home Learning Primary PE Passport – video workouts for children at home

 

Listen to Stories at Home

Storyline Online has great children’s story books that are animated and read by celebrities.

Year 2 Reading Books

Here are some recommended Year 2 reading book links.

Books for Year 2

Books for Topics

Good Reads

 

Empathy Lab

EmpathyLab is the first organisation to build children’s empathy, literacy and social activism through a systematic use of high-quality literature. Their strategy builds on new scientific evidence showing the power of reading to build real-life empathy skills. 

Here is a link to the Primary Read for Empathy guide.

 

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