Year 2

Mrs Bentzien

Welcome back Year 2!

Autumn Term Information

Click here to view our autumn term overview.

My name is Mrs Bentzien and I am the year 2 class teacher.  I am also the school SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator), Computing subject lead and KS1 lead.

Mrs Pilkington is our Teaching Assistant and she supports year 2 every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Mrs Franklin teaches Art and Religious Education on Monday and Tuesday afternoon (during my allocated SENDco time and SLT time).

Mobberley Reading Journey – Our Favourite Five

This half term, during our shared reading time, year 2 will be enjoying The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers, Emily Brown and the Thing by Cressida Cowell, Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival, Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper and Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.

English

Stimulus Text: Little Green Dinosaur by Pie Corbett (Talk4Writing).

Our writing focus will be retelling stories using adjectives to describe.

Stimulus Text: Look Up! by Nathan Byron and Dapo Adeola.

Our writing focus will be diary entries in role.

Stimulus Text: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson.

Our writing focus will be writing a set of instructions using time connectives.

SPaG – we will begin to look at word types including nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.  We will look at plural rules and rules for adding suffixes -ing and -ed.

Maths

Our focus this half term is place value.  We will look at different 2 digit numbers and find different ways to represent them.  We will look at partitioning 2 digit numbers in different ways.   

History – The Gunpowder Plot 

Our history topic this half term focuses on the Gunpowder Plot.  The children will use primary and secondary sources to find out about this key event in history.  The children will increase their awareness of the past by finding out about Guy Fawkes and other significant individuals involved in the plot, such as Robert Catesby and Thomas Percy. They will deepen their understanding of the events of the Gunpowder Plot through several speaking and listening activities, such as hot seating and role play, as well as sequencing events and writing in role.

Science – Materials

Our science topic this half term focuses on materials and their properties.  The children will learn about natural and manmade materials and compare their suitability to different purposes.  We will also conduct an experiment to find out which materials are waterproof.

PSHE – Think Positive

This unit is designed to help children recognise, talk about and accept their feelings, both positive and negative, as well as how to manage certain emotions. Our lessons will support themes of thinking positively and calmly, making good decisions and developing resilience.  They will also encourage the children to explore the positive feelings associated with being thankful, grateful and mindful.

TEAM

This unit is inspired by the idea that if a team works well together, it can have a positive impact on all of its members and what they can achieve. It aims to enable the children to develop successful collaborative working skills, such as good listening. In this unit, children learn about the importance of being kind to others, the effects of bullying and teasing what to do about it if they see it happening to others or if it happens to them. They will also think about effective learning skills and how to identify good and not-so good choices.

Computing – Introduction to Programming

This half term our computing focus is programming.   The children will explore what ‘blocks’ do, using the app ‘Scratch Jr,’ by carrying out an informative cycle of predict > test > review.  They will programme a familiar story and an animation of an animal, make their own musical instrument by creating buttons and recording sounds and follow an algorithm to record a joke.

PE – Gymnastics

The children will learn and practise a variety of skills, including rolls, jumps and balances. Inspired by items and creatures found under the sea, children will develop their control, agility and coordination. Each lesson focuses on a particular skill and children have the chance to apply their learning in a variety of ways.   The final two lessons of the unit give children a chance to build their own gymnastic sequences, both individually and with a partner.

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Home Learning Information

 timetable

 Home Learning Tips 

  • Set up an area in the house that is just for home learning.   
  • Get up at the same time each day, have breakfast, get washed and put school uniform on to stay in a good routine. 
  • Make sure your child has their resource pack each morning as they will need whiteboards for interactive activities and their books ready to work in. 
  • Try to do some of the topic work in the afternoon.
  • Keep active with dance routines, fitness videos and walks (there are links to fitness classes on the class page).
  • Try to listen to your child read a few times a week.
  • Don’t panic!  We are all in this together! 

We are now linked on Class Dojo – remember, the more you do, the more points you will get!

Monday 1st March

Click here for the weekly english resources.

Click here for the weekly maths resources.

(Packs are outside school for you to collect)

Click here for an additional phonics booklet which focuses on phase 4 Tricky Words.

Click here for aadditional maths challenge booklet.

Please note, some activities are more challenging than others and your child may need support to complete them.

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for c (s).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson introducing instructions.

Maths – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson on lines of symmetry.  Click here for the shape outlines for the investigation.

Topic – Fairtrade – Guardians of the Rainforest.  Click here for the video lesson.  See the image below and choose one (or as many as you like!) of the activities to complete.  Please don’t select the ‘Describe your morning routine’ activity as this is our english lesson tomorrow!

guardians of the rainforest

 

Tuesday 2nd March

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for g (j).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be using time connectives to order events.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 2d shapes and their properties.

1pm Reading Comprehension – click here for The Bear Who Came to Babysit reading comprehension.

Topic – History – Comparing cars.  Click here for the video lesson.  Click here for the starter sheetClick here for the comparison sheet.

Wednesday 3rd March

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ey (ee, ai).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be planning an instruction text today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 3d shapes and their properties.

Topic – RE Planned by Mrs Franklin. Christianity Focus – LENT. This week I would like you to click here to read through and learn all about Lent. Lent is a time to think of others and a time to think about different ways to be kind to others. You may remember Rev Scott talking to us last week about Random Acts of Kindness and the many ways to help others during Lent. Click here to print the Lenten Promises activity sheet, otherwise you could write your Lenten Promises in your home learning book and illustrate with relevant pictures.

Thursday 4th March

Ash’s Phonics- Graphemes click here and select /ir/.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

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English – Live session 9.30.  We will be publishing our instruction texts today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 3d shapes and their properties.

1pm Reading Comprehension – Click here for the Doris the Loris reading comprehension.

Topic – Music by Mrs Eadie.  Click here for the music lesson.

Topic – PE – Click here for a video lesson on exploring linking rolls and balances.

Friday 5th March

Ash’s Phonics- Graphemes click here and select /aw, au/.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

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World Book Day Activities – Get cosy in your pyjamas and join me at 9.30 and 10.45 for some fun World Book Day themed activities!

 

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Monday 22nd February 

Click here for the weekly English resources.

Click here for the weekly maths resources.

Click here for an Additional Phase 5 Tricky Word Activity Booklet 

Click here for an additional Maths Addition and Subtraction Activity Booklet.

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ea (e).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live sessionClick here for the video session on expanded noun phrases.  The children can write in their home learning book during the session and then they have the option to complete the resource sheet included in the packs.

Maths – No live session.  Click here for the video session on 2d shapes.  The children will be going on a shape hunt around their house today!

Topic – Fairtrade FortnightClick here for the video lesson.  Click here for the ‘Where Things Grow’ activity sheets.  See below for some optional extra choice activities to celebrate and support Fairtrade Fortnight.  Please send pictures of what you get up to on Class Dojo!

fairtrade pic

 

Tuesday 23rd February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for er (ir).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will start work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be describing a setting today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be using a pictogram to draw a bar chart today.

1pm Reading ComprehensionClick here for the Reading Activity – Dragons and Knights.  You can read the text allowed to your child and support with reading the questions.  Please note, there are different levels of questions – select the question sheet that is most suitable for your child.  You don’t have to do them all!

Topic – HistoryClick here for the video lesson.  Click here for the pre assessment sheet.  Click here for the timeline pictures.

 

Wednesday 24th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ou (long oo, oa).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will continue work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be describing what makes a good friend today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be reading information from a pictogram and completing stem sentences.

Topic – RE – Planned by Mrs Franklin. Christianity Focus. We are going to be thinking about special times in the Christian Calendar and today we are going to learn about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent. This year Shrove Tuesday was on 16th February, during half term and I hope you all enjoyed some tasty pancakes! For our lesson I would like you to click here to look at the Shrove Tuesday power point with a quiz, now you might like to click here watch a short Espresso video clip about a historic pancake race, it looks like a lot of fun! Afterwards click here to look through the Ash Wednesday power point with information to help you with today’s tasks. Finally click here to complete the passage and to draw your favourite pancake toppings. You can either print out the sheets or just write the sentences and draw the picture directly into your home learning book. 

Thursday 25th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for y (i, igh, ee).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will start work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be writing about a character’s feelings today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be learning about the properties of 2d and 3d shapes today.

1pm Reading Comprehension.  Click here for the reading comprehension – A Tale of Two Feathers.  You can read the text allowed to your child and support with reading the questions.  Please note, there are different levels of questions – select the question sheet that is most suitable for your child.  You don’t have to do them all!

Topic – Music – Planned by Mrs Eadie.  Please click here for the music planning.  Have fun!

Topic – FrenchPlease click here for the French lesson letter. Enjoy!

Topic – PE – Please click here for a PE lesson exploring movements.

 

Friday 26th February 

chScully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ch (k, sh).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will start work on our new story ‘On Sudden Hill,’ by Benji Davies.  We will be writing speech and thought bubbles in role.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will continue our work on 2d shapes by counting sides and sorting shapes.  The children will then have the opportunity to complete a shape investigation – they will need 15 straight objects e.g. lolly sticks, pencils or strips of paper.

Topic – Science – The Environment.  Please note, there is an optional experiment for today’s session.  You will need 2 cubes of ice, two bowls or trays and some cling film (and a sunny spot!).  Click here for the video lessonClick here for the pre assessment sheet.  Click here for the experiment planning sheet.  Click here for the vocabulary matching sheet.  Click here for the Earth Global Warming sheet.

Here are the links for the videos on Global Warming – Video 1.  Video 2.

 

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Monday 8th February 

Click here for the weekly English resources.

(Packs are outside school for you to collect)

Click here for some Additional Phonics Sheets – a_e     ea     aw        ay      e_e

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for i (igh).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will learn about the suffixes ‘er’ and ‘est’ and the spelling rules for adding these suffixes.  

Maths – No live session.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will continue their work on pictograms.

Maths Extra challenges – Maths colouring mosaic. These activities can be done throughout the week.

Topic – PSHE – Me poem.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will complete the My Top Five activity sheet and then the poem sheet.  

Tuesday 9th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for o (oa).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will continue our work on ‘Grandad’s Island’.  We will be describing a setting today.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be drawing pictograms today.

1pm Reading Comprehension – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Minibeasts reading sheets.

Topic – Geography – Rivers.  Here is the lesson video link via Drop Box (I have also emailed it to you – it was blocked on youtube as I share videos!)  The children will complete the Rivers research sheet.  They will also need their pre/post assessment sheet to complete at the end of the session.

Wednesday 10th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for u (yoo).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  The children will be writing a letter in role as Syd today.

Maths – Live session 10.45. The children will be interpreting pictograms and then drawing a pictogram.

Topic – RE – set by Mrs Franklin. Christianity Focus – This week we are going to learn a lovely story about a young Welsh girl called Mary Jones who lived over 300 years ago. Please click here to look at the power point slides all about Mary Jones and her Bible. Afterwards I would like you to click here to complete the questions all about your own favourite book, you could either print the sheet or write the sentences straight into your home learning book. Finally I would like you to click here to sequence the pictures/sentences about Mary Jones or you could divide your page into 4 and draw a picture for each stage of the story and then write a sentence underneath each picture. I hope you enjoy learning about Mary Jones.

Thursday 11th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ow (oa).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  The children will be designing their own island and describing it today!

Maths – Live session 10.45. The children will be drawing a bar chart as a class and then interpreting data from a bar chart.

1pm Reading Comprehension – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Fox reading sheets.

Topic – French – click here for the Kohoot Quiz set by Madam Barker.  Please use your real name so that Madam Barker can see your scores!  You can play as many times as you like!

Topic – Music – click here to view Mrs Eadie’s music lesson.

 

Friday 12th February – WE MADE IT!  WELL DONE YEAR 2!

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for ie (ee).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

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Live session 9.30 – Quiz!

Live session 10.45 – Show and Tell.  Show one special thing and tell us about it by finishing these sentences.  “This is _____.  It is special because_____.  I got it ______.  I like it because ________.”

Topic – Science – Keeping Clean.  Click here for the video lesson.  The children will complete the Keeping Clean poster, then the Design a Handwash activity before coming back to do their post assessment science sheet.

 

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Monday 1st February 

Click here for the weekly Maths resources.

Click here for the weekly English Resources.

(Packs are outside school for you to collect)

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ur.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – No live session.  Click here to watch the lesson on youtube.  The children will be reviewing similes.  There are activities to complete during the video and then the sheets in your resource pack can be done.

Maths – No live session.  Click here to watch the lesson on youtube.  The children will be making tally charts today.  They will need the sheet to complete the first two tally charts following the video and then they are creating their own tally chart. 

Topic – PSHE – Going for Goals.  I will email you the lesson video via dropbox.  Click here for the activity sheet.

Tuesday 2nd February 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for u (o).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be writing a postcard to Grandma in role as Noi using the postcard template in your resource pack/link above.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be continuing our work on tally charts today.

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Sharks Reading Activity Sheet.

Topic – Geography – Mountains.  Click here to view the lesson on youtube.  Click here for the activity sheet.

Here are some additional links to videos about famous mountain ranges.  Video 1.  Video 2.  

Here is the link to the BBC video I shared – there are some activities on this site too.

Here is the link to the online topographic map.  

A topographic map tells us about the height of different areas.  Use the the online topographic map tool to investigate the different areas of the UK.  Can you find the highest area?  

Wednesday 3rd February

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for u/y(oo).  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We are starting our new Benji Davies story today, “Grandad’s Island.”  We will be making predications about the text.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be drawing pictograms today.

Topic – RE Christianity – set by Mrs Franklin. Today we are going to learn some facts and information about Christianity and The Bible. Click here to look at the Bible power point and then click here to complete the questions and word unscrambles! You can either print the sheet or write the sentences/answers in your home learning book. If you would like to print and colour the books in the Bible poster click here. There is an optional activity set at the end of the Bible power point if you would like an extra challenge!

Thursday 4th February 

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for a.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be continuing our new Benji Davies story today, “Grandad’s Island.”  We will be using prepositions and noun phrases to describe a setting.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will be interpreting given data today.

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Tigers Reading Activity Sheet.

Topic – French – Click here to view the lesson on youtube.

Topic – Art – Click here to view the lesson on youtube.  The children just need a plain piece of paper and a pencil to do this lesson!

Friday 5th February

Scully’s Phonics- click here and select alternative pronunciations for e.  Watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Live session 9.30.  We will be continuing our new Benji Davies story today, “Grandad’s Island.”  We will be using conjunctions to extend our sentences.  We will be writing about the things we would take with us on a long journey.

Maths – Live session 10.45.  We will review times tables and column method on whiteboards before completing our Mental Maths Spring Test 4.

Topic – Science – Exercise.  Click here to view the lesson on youtube.  The children will pick 5 exercises to complete during 1 minute.  They will review and record the effects the exercise has on their bodies, then they will answer questions about the exercises they chose.  Recording sheet.  Question and Answer Sheet (Two sheets to complete).

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Monday 25th January 

I will print the weekly resources for you to collect today and let you know when they are under the covered area.

Weekly Maths Resources

Weekly English Resources

Additional Weekly Phonics resources (Do one sheet each day!) oy    ph   ue   ou   wh  

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ee, watch the video and then complete the activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – Click here to view the Loom lesson video.  We are looking at word types/classes today.  The children will need a whiteboard and pen to take part in the starter quiz (or they can record in their books).  Then the children will design posters for each of the following word classes – adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and prepositions.  Here is the link to the Bubble Writing tutorial.  The children should include pictures and a sentence with the word type in.  The posters can be done on paper or in the home learning book.

Maths – Click here for the Loom video lesson.  We are reviewing arrays today.  I talk through each question at the end of the video.  On question 5, I make a mistake and solve an array that doesn’t match the one on the sheet, but realise afterwards and correct myself, so just tell the children to be aware!  If you would like to do a maths warm up, click here for the doubles song.

Topic – PSHE – Jobs for All.  Click here for the Loom video lesson.  The children will be thinking about the qualities and skills people need to do different jobs.  Here is the sheet for the activity – which is to draw two jobs and write the skills and qualities someone would need to do the job.  They can look afterwards and see if any of the qualities they have listed apply to both jobs they have chosen.

Extra PSHE ActivityHere are some different jobs on cards.  Write a quality or skill and sort all of the jobs that require those things.  For example, you might write down “Kindness” – see how many jobs require that quality.  Then write down a new word like “Fitness” – sort the job cards again and see how many would require that quality.  Keep going and see how many jobs need similar qualities.  Are there any jobs that have their own special quality?

 

Tuesday 26th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for s, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – 9.30 Live lesson.  We will continue with our new story ‘Grandma Bird’ by Benji Davies.  The children will be describing using their senses.

Maths – 10.45 Live lesson.  We are working on recalling the 2x tables today.

Topic – Geography UK Landmarks.  Click here for the Loom video lesson.  The sound when I share the songs and videos isn’t very good quality so please click here to listen to the starter song   Then click here to go to the website to view the UK Landmark fact videos so that you can watch them with better sound.  Please view Tower Bridge, Giant’s Causeway, Loch Ness and Caernarfon Castle videos and feel free to watch the others too!  The children will then pick 4 UK landmarks to draw and record their favourite facts on this landmark sheet.

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension text and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the reading comprehension on Birds.

Wednesday 27th January 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ar, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

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English – 9.30 Live lesson.  We will continue with our new story ‘Grandma Bird’ by Benji Davies.  I will introduce the children to similes.  The children will be describing beach objects using similes.

Maths – 10.45 Live lesson.  We are working on recalling the 5x tables today.

Topic – RE set by Mrs Franklin. This week we will be continuing our Christianity focus and thinking about the different things that happen in church. Click here to watch the ‘Worshiping in Church’  film clip and now click here to watch the ‘Putting Christianity into Practice’ film clip. Afterwards click here to look at the power point all about different things that happen at church on a Sunday. Now click here to see the activity where I would like you to draw a picture in each box and label or write a sentence to explain the different things that happen at church. You can print the sheet or draw the boxes into your home learning book. If you would like a little challenge click here to have a go at the Christianity Quiz! Have fun!

Thursday 28th January 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ear, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

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English – 9.30 Live lesson.  We will continue with our new story ‘Grandma Bird’ by Benji Davies.  I will share videos about Hummingbirds.  The children will be writing their favourite facts today.

Maths – 10.45 Live lesson.  We are working on recalling the 10x tables today.

Topic – PEClick here for a workout.  Click here for a dance.

Topic – MusicClick here to view the letter from Mrs Eadie (She has an exciting project for you!).

Topic – Art – I’ve found a lovely art tutorial for the children to learn to draw a Hummingbird!  This links to our english story ‘Grandma Bird’ and the research we did in the morning!  Click here to view the tutorial. Enjoy!

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension text and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the reading comprehension about Polar animals.

Friday 29th January 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for air, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – 9.30 Live lesson.  We will continue with our new story ‘Grandma Bird’ by Benji Davies.  The children will be writing in first person as Noi in the storm.

Maths – 10.45 Live lesson.  We will review times tables and column method on whiteboards before completing our Mental Maths Spring Test 3.

Topic – ScienceClick here to view the Loom video lesson.  The children will be learning about healthy diets today.  Click here for the food journal activity, the children should review their current diet and how they could improve on it.  The second activity is to design a healthy lunchbox, this can be done using folded paper or straight in home learning books.

 

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Monday 18th January

Weekly Maths resources

Weekly English resources

Additional Weekly Phonics resources (Do one sheet each day!) a_e  e_e  i_e  o_e  u_e

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for or, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

EnglishClick here for the voice over powerpoint. We are looking at plurals today.  The children will need a whiteboard to take part in the powerpoint activities and then they can complete the sheet in the resource pack/link above, changing singular nouns to plural nouns.

MathsClick here for the Loom video lesson.  Click here for the counting song warm up.  We are reviewing all of the strategies taught so far for dividing numbers.  The children will need a whiteboard for activities on the powerpoint and then they can complete the division sheet, they will be reviewing dividing by sharing, grouping and on a number line.  Click here to play the place value basketball game.

TopicPSHE Aiming High.  Click here to view the Loom video lesson.  (It was my first attempt and I thought I was on screen but I’m not! Sorry!)  The children will need a whiteboard or their home learning book to record ideas throughout the lesson.  They can pause the video any time to complete the activities.  Sheets were included in the resource pack but click the link if you don’t have them.  When I Grow Up sheet.

 

Tuesday 19th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ee, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.    Our lesson will be writing the story using our story maps to help us (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be drawing arrays to represent multiplication sentences.  Sheet in resource pack/link above.  I will also show the children how to make a ‘City of Arrays’ as an extra fun challenge.

Topic – All About the UKClick here for the Loom video lesson (I am on the screen this time!).  We are looking at the UK today.  The children will label the UK following instructions on the video lesson and then record facts about the countries of the UK.  They also have a flag colouring/drawing activity.    Sheets included in your resource pack.

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension story and questions.  There are different levels within the PDF.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the story to you and then answer the questions.  Click here for the Reading Activity sheet.

Wednesday 20th January 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for s, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.    Our lesson will be writing about Noi by creating a ‘Role on the Wall’ together (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be answering questions about arrays.  Sheet in resource pack/link above.  

Topic – RE – set by Mrs Franklin. Today we will be thinking about  Special Places and the Church as a special place for Christians. Click here to complete some questions about your own special place and afterwards click here to draw your special place and to draw St Wilfrid’s Church or a church you go to.

 

Thursday 21st January 

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ar, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be starting our new story today, ‘Grandma Bird,’ by Benji Davies.  The children will write sentences making predictions and comments about our new text (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be working on doubling numbers today. Sheet in resource pack/link above.  

1pm Reading Activity  – This is a reading comprehension activity.  There are different levels within the PDF, choose one.  You can read it yourself or an adult can read the information to you and then you answer the questions.  Click here for the Elephants information text and questions.

Topic – PEClick here for a Joe Wicks workout!  Click here if you fancy dancing!  Remember, the more you do, the more Class Dojo points you will be awarded!

Music – set by Mrs Eadie.

 

Friday 22nd January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for ear, watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our new story today, ‘Grandma Bird,’ by Benji Davies.  The children will describe Noi’s thoughts and feelings as he arrives at Grandma’s house (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be doing the Spring Test 2 mental maths paper today.  I will read the questions and children will have a go at answering the questions.  Once complete, I will go through each question and model how to solve them.  Sheet in resource pack.

Topic – Science – Basic NeedsClick here for the Loom video lesson.  Children will be learning about Basic Needs and then have an extra challenge to create a fact file about an animal (sheets in resource pack). Click here for the Pet Care Fact Sheets.  Chose an animal, read the facts about that animal and then complete the caring for animals sheet.

Maths Songs

Count in 2’s song.    Count in 5’s song.   Count in 10’s song.

Extra Challenges

My Maths

I have set daily My Maths work for all of year 2.  You can select any lesson and access these at any time.  These are here for extra challenges after the live sessions or for a Monday when I am supporting the Key worker bubble in school.

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.  These can be found on the letter in your home learning resource pack.

Times Tables Rockstars link

NumBots link

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 Monday 11th January

Weekly Maths resources

Weekly English resources

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for m (mb) watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English -Click here for the Voice over Powerpoint  and activities.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.  I will only read a couple of pages at a time and I will share the photo story during the live sessions.  Our lesson will be finding out facts about whales and together using online videos and sites then the children will be asked to cut out the sentence strips (included in the resource pack/link above) and to organise the facts in to categories using subheadings.

Maths -Click here for the Voice over powerpoint  and activities.  We will be learning how to draw arrays to solve division word problems.  Arrays by sharing.  The sheet is in your resource pack/link above.

Topic – to be completed during the afternoonPSHE Plan – Positive Learners.  Voice over powerpoint.  Activity Sheet.  Activity Sheet 2.

 Tuesday 12th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for n (gn kn) watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.  I will only read a couple of pages at a time and I will share the photo story during the live sessions.  Our lesson will be writing our information text about whales (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be learning how to draw arrays to solve division word problems – arrays by grouping.  Sheet in resource pack/link above.

1pm Reading Activity  – Click here to access the Big Books on Discovery Education.  Select ‘Where does our food come from?’  Read aloud to yourself or someone at home.  If you find any of the words challenging, just click the speaker symbol and the text will be read to you.  (If you have trouble accessing the link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246 – search KS1 English, then select Big Books)

Topic – to be completed during the afternoon.  Topic Plan – Our County.  Voice over powerpoint.  Activity.  

Website link – All About Cheshire.   Website link – All About George Mallory.  Take a look at these websites before completing the fact file or make a poster about Cheshire.  Remember, take your time, keep it neat!  I will be awarding Class Dojo points for this work!

 Wednesday 13th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for r (wr) watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.  I will only read a couple of pages at a time and I will share the photo story during the live sessions.  Our lesson will be writing a recount of the day as Noi (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be learning how to use a number line to divide by counting on.  Template in pack/link above.

Topic – RE – Planned by Mrs Franklin.  During this half term our RE focus will be Christianity. This week we will be thinking about different ways in which we belong. Click here to look at the Belonging powerpoint and try to think about some of the questions as you are watching. Now click here to look at and complete the Belonging sheet or create your own Belonging poster page in your home learning book. 

Thursday 14th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for oo (u) watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.  I will only read a couple of pages at a time and I will share the photo story during the live sessions.  Our lesson will be writing as the whale – sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings, both before and after Noi finds him. (template included in the resource pack/link above).

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be solving division calculations with remainders.  Template in pack/link above.

1pm Reading Activity  – Click here to access the Big Books on Discovery Education.  Select ‘Places we like to visit.’  Read aloud to yourself or someone at home.  If you find any of the words challenging, just click the speaker symbol and the text will be read to you.  (If you have trouble accessing the link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246 – search KS1 English, then select Big Books).

Topic – PE – Click here for a 15minute workout.  Click here for a short dance workout.  Click here for 34 minutes of dancing!  Remember, the more you do, the more Class Dojo points you will be awarded!

MUSIC – Message from Mrs Eadie 11th Jan 2021

Friday 15th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for z (s se) watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be continuing our work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.  I will finish the story today.  Our lesson will be to draw a story map (in home learning book or on blank paper).  The children will have the choice of drawing the actual story or reinventing the story.  I will model both options for the class during my live session.

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be doing the Spring Test 1 mental maths paper today.  I will read the questions and children will have a go at answering the questions.  Once complete, I will go through each question and model how to solve them.

SciencePowerpoint Voice Over.  You will need a whiteboard and pen! I ask lost of questions through the powerpoint and I’m asking children to note down ideas as they listen.

Activity – Have a look at some pictures of yourself from birth to today.  Look at how you have changed and the things that have stayed the same.  Complete the grid and then draw an illustrated timeline of your life so far – Here is the sheet for you to work on.

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Wednesday 6th January

Live video session at 9.30.  Introduction to home learning – English.

Live video session at 10.45.  Introduction to home learning – Maths.

Afternoon PSHE – Think about your star qualities and the things are you really good at.  Star Qualities Plan.  Powerpoint.   Activity.

Thursday 7th January

 Phonics – click here  and select alternative spellings for CH watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277     Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will complete the pre assessments for geography and science.  These were included in the resource pack.  These need to be done independently but I will read the questions for the children.  It is good to see what they know already before we start our learning and then we can assess again at the end of term.  It is okay to leave answers blank, the questions are challenging!  Here is a copy of the Geography assessment and the Science assessment.

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  The children will need counters (pasta shells or buttons will do!).  We will be sorting objects in to equal groups and investigating how many equal groups we can make. 

Topic – to be completed during the afternoon.  Geography Plan.  Voice Recorded Powerpoint   Activity 1.     Activity 2.

Friday 8th January

Phonics – click here and select alternative spellings for J (dge) watch the video and then complete the two activities.

(If you have trouble accessing this link, please log in to Discovery Education first with the username: Student7277      Password: mcp246).

English – live video session at 9.30.  We will be starting work on ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies.  I will only read a couple of pages at a time and I will share the photo story during the live sessions.  Our first lesson will be to use our senses to write descriptive sentences about a beach setting.

Maths – live video session at 10.45.  We will be learning how to draw arrays to solve division calculations.  The sheet is in your resource pack.  There is a copy here.  The children can also just work on the squared paper provided in the resource pack.

Topic – to be completed during the afternoon.  Science Plan.  Voice Recorded Powerpoint   Activity.   Wordsearch.

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Times Tables Fishing

Sight words with Jack Hartman

Alphablocks

Keep Fit with Go Noodle

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