Thumbs Up Thursday!

Hello again Year 2!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well?

Today’s learning summary (remember to scroll down for more information):

  • A phonics activity of phonics play- Picnic on Pluto
  • A maths activity on Sumdog- addition and subtraction.
  • An English activity- create a wanted poster for someone to help get Floyds kite out of the tree.
  • A PE activity- Cosmic Yoga on YouTube.

Challenges and more information below.

I have a HUGE list of raffle ticket winners so far this week! Keep checking the comments on our posts to find out whether you win one too!

I have put some times on each activity for you. These are just an idea for you. Obviously if you want to spend longer you can 🙂

Let’s start with Phonics  today! Spend 15 minutes on this.

I would like you to play Picnic on Pluto on https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

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Mrs Andrews group – Click on Phase 5, revise all

Miss Tory’s and Mrs Letthard’s groups – Click on Phase 2, revise all

Mrs Snowden’s group – Click on phase 5. revise all.

Of course, if you’d like to play some other games too you can! Let me know your scores!

Maths – Spend 30 minutes on this

Sumdog time because  I know you all love it!  https://pages.sumdog.com/

This time you will be working on your addition AND subtraction skills. Don’t forget, if you are struggling, you can use some of the space in you purple books to work it out. You can also use your ruler as a number line. Here is a hundred square, just in case you need it.

Miss Tory’s group – You will be working on Subtraction today.

Don’t forget, there is a 5 x table challenge on Sumdog for you today!

English – Spend 30 minutes on this

Recap the story we looked at on Tuesday…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipx6HJs4XQ 

In your purple books, using your line-guide, can you design a ‘Wanted’ poster?

Think about who might be a good person or animal to solve Floyd’s tree problem. Maybe a giraffe with a tall, slender neck might be able to reach the top of the tree. Maybe a police officer with a sensible, clever brain might be the best. Maybe an athlete with huge, strong muscles would solve the problem.

Following this format, complete the activity in your book. There will be bonus raffle tickets for those children who share their noun phrases on the blog too!

Harrison’s recommendation! – Spend 30 minutes on this.

Because it’s Thursday and we would normally have PE, I thought I’d share Harrison’s recommendation for PE the you and your adults might enjoy! Cosmic Yoga!

Follow this link to find today’s choice… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWowDC3x0hE

Let me know how you get on everyone! I’ll look forward to seeing all your messages.

Make sure you remember your 15 minutes of reading today!

Mrs Andrews 

Wow me on Wednesday!

Good morning year 2!

Here is a quick summary of the tasks for you today. If you click the read more sign below, I have explained them all in a little more detail.

  • maths activity on Sumdog– looking at subtracting multiples of 10. There is also a purple book activity for you to do.
  • An English activity on Sumdog – looking at questions. There is also a purple book activity for you to do.
  • handwriting activity practising the letter ‘k’ in your purple books.
  • science activity looking at the parts of a plant. I would like you to watch the video below and then draw and label the parts of a plant.

All of these children got at least one raffle ticket for their learning from yesterday!

Next to our hall of fame, we have Mia’s artwork from yesterday! Isn’t it fantastic! Great smudging Mia 🙂

If you would like some more information on the tasks above, please click here. Continue reading Wow me on Wednesday!

Terrific Tuesday!

Hello Year 2!

Wow we had lots of busy bees yesterday! It was brilliant to see so many of you on Sumdog. All of these children got at least one raffle ticket yesterday!

I have put some times on each activity for you today. These are just an idea for you. Obviously if you want to spend longer you can 🙂

Let’s look at today’s learning…

Maths – Spend about 30 minutes on this

Sumdog again… https://pages.sumdog.com/

This time you will be working on your addition skills. Don’t forget, if you are struggling, you can use some of the space in you purple books to work it out. You can also use your ruler as a number line. Here is a hundred square, just in case you need it.

Remember to use your square guides in your purple books.

  1. Pim has 32ml of milk in a cup. He adds 43ml more. How much liquid is in the cup?
  2. Mully bought sweets for 46p and pens for 31p. How much did he spend?
  3. Speedy Col has 13kg of apples in a pile. She addes 24kg more. What is the weight of the apples?
  4. What is 51 add 27?
  5. Pom is 62cm tall. Mully is 25cm tall. How tall are they together?

English – Spend about 30 minutes on this

This term we have been looking at books written by Oliver Jeffers.

In your purple book, could you record your prediction. What do you think this story will be about?

Here is a link to Oliver Jeffers reading this story. I think it’s really funny.

 

Can you answer these questions in your purple books?

  1. Who’s kite got stuck in the tree?
  2. Why did he throw his shoe up?
  3. Who is Mitch?
  4. What did you think Floyd would do with the ladder?
  5. Why did Floyd think he would be in trouble?
  6. How did Floyd get his kite back?

Imagine your favourite toy was stuck in the tree. What would you throw up to get it back down?

Phonics – Spend 15 minutes on this

Today I would like you to have a go at Buried Treasure on https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

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Mrs Andrews group – Click on Phase 5, revise all

Miss Tory’s and Mrs Letthard’s groups – Click on Phase 2, revise all

Mrs Snowden’s group – Click on phase 3. revise all.

Of course, if you’d like to play some other games too you can! Let me know your scores!

Handwriting – Spend 5 minutes on this

A tricky one today. Remember f’s are tall and long. Start on the line, loop up, straight down to under the line, loop again and flick. It should be tall like an ‘l’ and long like a ‘p’.

Just one line in your purple books please. Remember, handwriting practise should take you no longer than 5 minutes!

Art – Spend 20 minutes on this

Let’s have a go at some art work today. I’d like you to do a sketch of a house from 1666 in the Great Fire of London. Try smudging your pencil to create a smokey effect.

I look forward to hearing how you’re getting on.

Don’t forget to read for 15 minutes today 🙂

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good Morning Year 2!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!

I’ve seen some of you have already been on Sumdog! Well done Sara, Asia, Zuzanna, Harrison and Leah – I’m writing all of your names on our raffle ticket list! Igor, oh my goodness! Nearly 270 questions answered from you! I’m going to give you FIVE raffle tickets! Well done Igor, you little superstar.

So, let’s have a look at today’s learning. If there is anything you don’t understand of if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will help you out.

Maths

Follow the link below  to Sumdog and login using your details – https://pages.sumdog.com/

Today, we are going to have a go at comparing and ordering numbers within 100.

I have also added a multiplication challenge for you. Today and tomorrow is the 2 x table.

If you would like a challenge, look out for this sign…

You can do these challenges in your purple books with your square guide. Try to draw the grid and copy what you can see, then fill in the blank squares with numbers that would make the < and > signs right. This is a tricky one to start us off!

Handwriting

Can you practise a line of…

Remember – they don’t have wings!

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Follow the link below  to Sumdog and login using your details – https://pages.sumdog.com/

Today, we are going to have a go at Amazing Adjectives!

In your purple books can you have a go at writing a list of noun phrases (adjective, adjective noun) to describe your favourite animals.

e.g. My favourite animal is a penguin so I would write a list like this…

black, slippery flippers

warm, silky feathers

cute, cuddly penguin

triangular, orange beak

Remember to:

Use your line-guide.

Write on the lines.

Use a commas between your two adjectives.

History

Our current topic is ‘The Great Fire of London’.

Talk to your grown up and tell them everything you have learnt about the Great Fire of London. You could write a list of key facts in your purple books too if you would like!

Remember to:

Use a line-guide.

Write on the lines.

Use the past tense (the Great Fire of London has already happened!)

I can’t wait to hear how you get on! Have fun Year 2.

Mrs Andrews 🙂

 

A new way of learning!

Hi Year 2, Mrs Andrews here!

I hope you are all safe and well.

Our blog is going to take a new journey for now and will be your new virtual classroom whilst our school is closed. I hope you will all keep in touch with me and let me know how you are getting on.

The most important thing for you to do is read for at least 15 minutes every day.

Some of the things I will post will be:

  • Very short handwriting exercises that you can complete using your line guide in your purple books.
  • Maths activity that will either be on ‘Sumdog’ https://pages.sumdog.com/ (you will need to use your login details to access these) or for you to complete using your square guide in your purple books.
  • Reading and writing activities that will either be on ‘Sumdog’ (you will need to use your login details to access these) or for you to complete using your line guide in your purple books.
  • Wider learning activities linked to our topic (this could be something more creative like art).

If you would like to play some phonics games whilst we are closed too that would be fabulous!  There are a few online games on:

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

The login details are:

username: march20

password: home

The most important thing is that you stay safe. Keep in touch Year 2!

Hello Year 2!

What a busy few weeks with lots of changes happening around school! You have all been doing so well and I am very proud of how you have all adapted to the changes with smiles on your faces!

I wonder you could share what your favourite stories are on our blog? Who are the characters? Could you give us a little summary? Are there any stories your favourite one is similar to?

In English we have been creating noun phrases to describe a dragon. Can you think of any?

In maths we need to focus on our 2 times table with the division sentence as the inverse. Maybe you could set your friends a little challenge on our blog?

Beaver Towers

This week we are coming to the end of our class novel, Beaver Towers by Nigel Hinton.

Could you share on our blog your favourite part of our book? You could tell us about your favourite character or best action scene. Remember to tell us why, you should know how to spell ‘because’ as it is one of our common exception words!

e.g. My favourite character was Baby B because I think it is funny when he gets all of his words muddled up.