Good morning Year 2 and welcome to the start of another half term. We hope you had a lovely holiday and managed to do something new or exciting. We are looking forward to seeing you all back in school soon, but for now we need to keep trying our best with our home learning. There is a little bit of information here that it is important you read, just to refresh yourself on home learning.
- We will continue to have our live zoom register at 10.20am. Please use the link you used before as this has not changed. If you need this resending, please email us. It is essential you attend this live zoom each morning so that you can say hello to your teachers and friends, and also to find out a little more about the day’s learning. Please bring a paper and soemthing to write with so you can take part in any live learning.
2. It is important you send us your completed work for us to check. You can take a photo of your completed work and email this to us. We can then provide you with individual feedback on your work, and offer any help or support needed. If we do not see your completed work, we are unable to offer praise or help to further your learning with that task. All work should be emailed to:
3. You can also email this address during the day if you need and guidance with the tasks or have any questions about the learning, and we will then be able to help you complete the task. Remember, you can also leave comments on the blog by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. These could be answers to the tasks or questions on the daily blog or you could share your ideas about the learning. We look forward to seeing your work!
Have a great day, and enjoy your home learning!
Miss Battams, Miss Duncan and the rest of the year 2 team.
As we are spending much more time online, it is important we take time to think about how to stay safe when using your devices on the internet. Watch this short story to help remind you of how to stay safe and what you should do if something goes wrong.
Watch the video below and read the text about Miss Battams’ dream job. What was it? Why did she want it? What characteristics did she need? Was she successful or not? When you have read the text, you should write in only three sentences a short summary of the text recalling the main pieces of information. You should use capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and think sbut your handwriting and presentation. You should use phonics to help with your spellings and try to use conjunctions such as because, and , or, so, to extend your sentences.
Think about the job you would like to have in the future. What kind of characteristics do you need for that job? What kind of skills do you need for that job? Draw a picture of yourself doing the job you would like. You then need to write a sentence to discuss your choice.
Use Miss Battams’ example to help you. To be a racing driver I need to be courageous, strong and to be a good driver.
You should try to include at least three things you need in your sentence. Use the sentence opener below to help you.
To be … I need to be…
Watch the videos below to help you complete your phonics learning for today.
Today in Maths we are learning about making equal parts.
Start by watch the 1st video only.
The solve the following problems
This half term we will be looking at food chains in science. Use the powerpoint video below to help you learn a little about food chains.
Have a go at using the pictures to create some simple food chains. You can print off the pictures and stick them together and write a simple sentence, or you could draw your own pictures from the sheet and write a simple sentence to match.
All of your sentences should be written like this: The leaves are eaten by the worm. You need to change the food source and the animal in each sentence. Please note, the food source always comes before whatever is eating it.
Here is the link for the pictures for you to print the Science pictures or you can use the photograph below to help you draw them yourself.
Handwriting and Spellings
It is important we continue to practice our handwriting to help us to form our letters correctly. We should also practice spelling our Year 2 words to help us with our reading and writing. You can use these letter formations we use in school to help you form your letters correctly when you practise your spellings. You do not need to copy this alphabet out.
Remember, you should be practising writing these words down on paper and not typing them into the blog comments as this will not help develop your handwriting skills.
- Warm up your fingers before you start!
Wiggle your fingers up high, down low, to the side and in front of you.
Stretch your fingers out like fireworks twelve times.
2. Can you write the following KS1 words at least four times? Remember to leave a finger space between each one.
3. Tick your neatest formation and be proud of your handwriting.
Reading and Story Time
Today’s story is a little different. Miss Battams’ will read to you one of her favourite short poems that she learnt at school.
We have an online log in which will link to some ebooks that follow our reading scheme in school. These books will allow your child to practice their phonics skills. It is a free resource. You will need to register for a free parent account to access the books. This does not take long to do and is very easy.
Follow this link to log in: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?selLanguage=en&mode=hub
Go to Oxford Owl for Home and click on enter site. This will give you the option to choose a book recommended for your age or you can choose a book from the colour you read at school. These are all free to read and it would be great if you could read one to someone at home.