Good morning Year 2!
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 something 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!
Just a reminder that World Book Day is due to take place virtually this Thursday 4th March.
We set you a half-term activity to create your own costume – Miss Kinsella instructed that your costume must be made of recycled materials, e.g. cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, paper, ect.
Get creative and have lots of fun!
Have a great day, and enjoy your home learning!
Miss Duncan, Miss Battams, Miss Mann and the rest of the year 2 team.
Here are today’s home learning tasks.
Here is Miss Mann’s phonics lesson. Please pause or rewatch the video at anytime.
To celebrate World Book Day this Thursday we are going to explore the stories of different authors each day.
Today we are looking at Roald Dahl
Listen or read the poem.
|The Dentist and the Crocodile
By Roald Dahl
The crocodile, with a cunning smile, sat in the dentist chair.
He said “Right here and everywhere my teeth require repair”.
The dentist’s face was turning white. He quivered, quaked and shook.
He muttered, “I suppose I’m going to have to take a look”.
“I want you”, the Crocodile declared, “to the do the back ones first.
The molars at the very back are easily the worst.”
He opened wide his massive jaws. It was a fearsome sight-
At least three hundred pointed teeth, all sharp and shining white.
The dentist kept himself well clear. He stood two yards away.
He chose the longest probe he had to search out the decay.
“I said to do the back ones first!” the Crocodile called out.
“You’re much too far away, dear sir, to see what you’re about.
To do the back ones properly you’ve got to put your hear
Deep down inside my great big mouth” the grinning Crocky said.
The poor old dentist wrung his hands and weeping in despair,
He cried, “No no! I see them all extremely well from here!”
Just then, in burst a lady, in her hands a golden chain.
She cried “Oh Croc, you naughty boy, you’re playing tricks again!”
“Watch out!” the dentist shrieked and started climbing the wall.
“He’s after me! He’s after you! He’s going to eat us all!”
“Don’t be a twit” the lady said and flashed a gorgeous smile.
He’s harmless. He’s my little pet, my lovely crocodile.
Answer the following comprehension questions in full sentences.
- Why do you infer the crocodile wanted the dentist to look at his back teeth?
- Why do you infer the dentist thought the crocodile was ‘after him’?
- Why do you infer the lady had a ‘golden chain’?
- Do you think the crocodile was ‘harmless’?
- Would you like a crocodile as a ‘little pet’ and why?
What happens next?
Imagine you are Roald Dahl and you need to write the next part of the poem.
“Sitting in the waiting room in such a lot of pain
Was a teethy shark who had mischievous thoughts inside his brain…”
What happens next? It is up to you.
Use your imagination and write the next part in full sentences.
It doesn’t need to rhyme but needs to have lots of adjectives, full stops, finger spaces and full stops.
Here is Miss Mann explaining todays maths work. Todays maths lesson focuses more on finding the quarter of a shape.
Try to see if you can split these shapes into quarters. You can draw them, fold them, draw a line and shade a quarter. It is up to you. Please email us your work.
Now, we have one part of a shape, can you draw the whole shape using only one of the four equal parts?
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.
Here is Miss Mann explaining today’s RE task about The Story of Easter.
Rewrite the Easter Story in your own words.
You can use the sheet provided to help you, or feel free to just rewrite on normal paper. It is up to you, be creative!
Use the video to remind yourself of the easter story. All the information you need is explained on the video if you need help.
Challenge yourself by telling the story in your own words.
Reading and Story Time
For story time today please enjoy another wonderful story from today’s author Roald Dahl
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.
Remember to leave us a comment on the blog to share your learning or you can email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing your work!
The Year 2 Team