Year 2 Noticeboard

 

 

 WELCOME TO YEAR 2

2020-2021

 

Home learning week beginning 8th February 

Friday 12th February 

Maths –  Complete the Chilli Challenge of your choice uploaded to Class Story to practice odd and even numbers. 

Handwriting Practice– After doing finger disco (use Mrs Dalling’s video), your hands should be nice and warm. We would like you to copy a Chinese Ney Year poem in joined up handwriting (uploaded to class story). 

 

Topic – We will be listening to a story during our whole class check in session today.  One of the traditions at Chinese New Year is to make a wish for their New Year.  Can you make a wish for the Wishing Tree?  Send us your wishes on JIT!  There is information on The Wishing Tree uploaded to Class Story to remind you what it is. 

 

Thursday 11th February 

Maths – Watch the Powerpoint about odd and even numbers then, complete the task uploaded to Class Story. 


L
iteracy – Listen to Chapter 6 and 7 of Beaver Towers. Draw the characters we have met so far and write something you know about them.

Characters we have met so far (TIP – there are some of the book’s illustrations in the videos if you watch carefully): 

  1. Phillip  
  2. Baby B
  3. Mrs Badger  
  4. Mr Edgar 
  5. The Growlers 
  6. Sergeant Robin 

 

Topic – Watch the video and learn some British Sign Language. Make sure you practice the signs. We will be having a go at them during Friday’s check in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000kl4r/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-19-rachel-shenton-and-maise-sly-bsl 

 

Wednesday 10th February 

On Friday 12th February, it is Chinese New Year. Today we are going to be looking at how Chinese New Year is celebrated.  

Watch the videos to find out more about how people prepare for Chinese New Year and how they celebrate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ssHXZ9_qU  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cRMRp9-Z08 

Topic – Can you write your name in Chinese using Chinese symbols? (sheet uploaded to dojo). Please take a photo of your work and upload it to hwb.
 

Topic – Can you make a Chinese lantern? (template on dojo)Please take a photo of your lantern and upload it to hwb.


Topic –
 
Can you make a Chinese dragon? You could use construction, junk modelling etc. Please take a photo of your dragon and upload it to hwbHave this ready to share during Thursday’s check in. 

 

Tuesday 9th February 

Maths Read the story of Chinese New Year (Powerpoint on Class Story and video link below)  and then write a list of the animals using ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rdetc), with a picture of each animal, in order of where they came in the race. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/lets-celebrate-chinesenewyearperformance

 

Literacy – Listen to Chapter 4 and 5 of Beaver Towers – videos are uploaded to Class Story. 


Topic – Listen to the story ‘Detective digiduck (we will be listening to the story during our check in). Can you write a letter to wise owl about what you have learnt from the story? (template with word bank on dojo). 

 

Our cluster of schools is having a competition for Foundation Phase children.  The competition is to Create a poster to remind people: “How to be safe and to be kind online”. If you would like to take part, please see the PDF for more details (uploaded to class story).
 

Cosmic yoga – Can you have a go at ‘Cracker The Dragon Of Wonder’ yoga? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NWzS2xziI4 

 

 

Monday 8th February 

Maths – Times tables test – please let us know if your child is ready to move on.  It is vital that your child regularly practices their times tables .  We will be starting weekly tests as soon as we are back in the classroom.

 

Literacy – We will do the literacy task for the day during check in.  You will need a piece of paper with lines on (for writing on) and a pencil.  We will be doing some phonics and spelling.  You will need to be sitting at a table where you can write neatly during our session.

We will practice the sound ‘igh’. If you would like to practice ‘igh’ at home, click the link to see the ‘igh’ video. You could have a go at writing ‘igh’ words on your own too. 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /igh/
Geraldine the Giraffe’s Flash Cards – Episode IGH 


Topic –
How is Chinese New Year celebrated? Read the PowerPoint about 
Chinese New Year and write 3 facts you learnt on jit. Have your facts ready to share during Tuesday’s check in. 


Celebrity supply teacher – Marcus Rashford
 
 
Can you have a go at the PE lesson by Marcus Rashford?  
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jycy/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-3-marcus-rashford-pe 

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Home Learning Week Beginning 1st February

Friday 5th February 


Maths/ ICT – Create a graph on Jit5 (choose the graph option ) using our class Birdwatch data which we gathered during Tuesday’s check in (it is uploaded to Class Story).  We have done lots of graphs in school using JIT – enter your numbers and types of birds into the table and then decide if you want to make a pie chart or a block graph.  Don’t forget to save your work!

Literacy/ Creative Work   Listen to chapter 3 of Beaver Towers ( we will read it to you during our check in session but you can play the video and listen again). What might the Robin be saying to Phillip? Draw a picture of Robin with a speech bubble and write what you think he could be saying to Phillip. You can write more than one speech bubble if you want! You will need to bring this task to our Monday check in session. 


Handwriting Practice– After doing finger disco (use Mrs Dalling’s video), your hands should be nice and warm. We would like you to copy a poem about ‘The Canary’ in joined up handwriting (uploaded to class story). 


Music – Today is Welsh Music day. Can you learn the song ‘Marc y Siarc’? Watch Mrs Porter’s video to learn the song. 

 

Thursday 4th February 

Maths   Complete the task uploaded to Class Story ‘subtraction crossing 10’.  You will also need a 100 square to help you . 

 

Literacy – We are going to start reading a book called Beaver Towers by Nigel Hinton over the next few weeks.   

  1.  Listen to the first two chapters of Beaver Towers – there are links to the videos on Class Story 
  1. Can you now listen to Chapter 2 again from 1:50 and draw a picture of what Phillip is describing he can see below him.  Play the story as many times as you need to, to get all the detail into your picture. 

You will need to bring your picture to our Friday check in session. 


Topic – Watch Postcards from castles’ which is drone footage of some castles in the UK.   Imagine you are Phillip flying over them on your kite!  See if you can identify parts of the castle such as the battlements, drawbridge, the keep, portcullis, arrow slits and any other parts you can remember. 

Warkworth Castle – Postcard from Warkworth Castle, Northumberland | England Drone Footage
Dover Castle – Postcard from Dover Castle, Kent | England Drone Footage

 

PE – Have a go at Joe Wick’s 5 minute move pe video in the link below.

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 | The Body Coach TV 

 

Wednesday 3rd February  

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. Today we will be focusing on well-being activities.
 

Topic – Watch Mrs Evans’ video. Draw a picture, write words or move to express how the music makes you feel. Please have your ideas ready to share in Thursday’s check in session.

 

Topic Can you think of the things and people that make you happy? Draw pictures to show your feelings and ideas (template uploaded to dojo).

Topic – Listen to the colour monster story in the link below. After you have listened to the story, can you draw your own colour monster on jit paint?
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih0iu80u04Y
 

Cosmic yoga – Have a go at the ‘Yoga dance party’ cosmic yoga in the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=23VdtT0vQUY&list=PL8snGkhBF7nhEquR7wXbzIXjFrlXsze_H&index=15 

 

Tuesday 2nd February 


Maths Complete the task uploaded to Class Story ‘addition bridging 10’.  You will also need a 100 square to help you . 


LiteracyComplete the British Birds reading comprehension. 


ICT Make a PowerPoint and search for images of birds. Watch the video showing you how to make a PowerPoint and how to complete the task.

 

Oti’s Boogie Beebies – Have a go at the ‘Shine like the sun’ boogie in the link below.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jsp4/otis-boogie-beebies-series-1-3-shine-like-the-sun 

 

Monday 1st February 

Maths – Times tables test – please let us know if your child is ready to move on. 

You will also need to have your Birdwatch numbers ready for check in on Tuesday so that we can put our numbers together as a group.  


Literacy – 
We will do the literacy task for the day during check in.  You will need a piece of paper with 6 lines on (for writing on) and a pencil.  We will be doing some phonics and spelling.  You will need to be sitting at a table where you can write neatly during our session.

We will practice the sound ‘ee’. If you would like to practice ‘ee’ at home, click the link to see the ‘ee’ video. You could have a go at writing ‘ee’ words on your own too.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics – Episode EE (20,000 Subs Edition)
 

Topic – Can you make an invitation to a Medieval Banquet?  Maybe you could make a scroll?   

Think about –
Who are you?  (Lord? Lady? King? Queen?)
Where is the banquet?  (which castle)
When is it ?  (Day, date)
What time?

We will show you an example during Monday’s check in. 

Bring this task to Tuesday’s check in session to share with your group. 

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Home Learning Week Beginning 25th January

Friday 29th January 

Maths – It is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 29th-31st January.  We would like you to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch before Tuesday check in using the survey sheet on Class Story.  Keep a tally of how many birds you see in the allocated hour that you carry out the ‘watch’ using the survey sheet uploaded to class story.  We will put the data together during check in on Tuesday – you need to know how many of each bird you saw.  Make sure you only count the birds once, not the same bird several times. 

Use this link to find out more about the birds you are looking out for!
https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/birds-to-look-out-for/  


Literacy – 
After doing finger disco (use Mrs Dalling’s video), your hands should be nice and warm. We would like you to copy a poem about castles in joined up handwriting (uploaded to class story). 


Topic – Have a look at the Medieval manners sheet (uploaded to dojo). Are some of these manners still expected when we sit down for a meal now? Can you think of what are good table manners are today? Write a list of your ideas. Please bring your ideas to check in on Monday to share with your group.

 

Welsh (every day this week) Update your journal for Friday. 

 

Thursday 28th January  

Maths –  Complete the task ‘More Subtraction’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the sums onto a piece of paper but it is important that you draw and use a number line as this is the skill we are continuing to practice this week. 

 

ICT –  Can you search for images of castles on j2e5? Watch the video of Miss Jones to see how to complete the task.
 

Topic –  Can you listen to Mrs Evans reading a passage about dragons. Now complete the visualisation – Draw a picture of what Mrs Evans described. Remember to include all the details from the text. 

 

 Welsh (every day this week) – Update your journal for Thursday.

 

PE Have a go at Joe Wick’s 5 minute move pe video in the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k 

 

 

Wednesday 27th January 

Design and Technology– Pretend you are a knight, can you design and make a shield ?   

  1. You can use the template uploaded on Class story, or draw your own.  Use thPowerpoint to find out what the different designs on shield means before designing yours.   Your design can be as simple or as detailed as you want, as long as it is unique to you.
     
  2.  Can you now make your shield  We would love to see them at check in on Thursday. 

 

Cosmic yoga – Have a go at the ‘Minecraft’ cosmic yoga in the link. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg 


Welsh (every day this week)
 Update your journal for Wednesday.

 

Tuesday 26th January 

Maths –  Complete the task ‘Subtraction within 20 on the number line’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the sums onto a piece of paper but it is important that you draw and use a number line as this is the skill we are continuing to practice this week. 

 

Literacy – Yesterday was St Dwynwen’s Day. St Dwynwen’s Day is the Welsh equivalent to Valentines Day and it is celebrated on the 25th January every year. Complete the reading comprehension about ‘St Dwynwen’ (posted on class dojo).
 

Welsh (every day this week) – Update your journal for Tuesday.  


Oti’s Boogie Beebies
– Have a go at the ‘Get dancing’ boogie in the link below. 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jsdq/otis-boogie-beebies-series-1-2-get-dancing

 

Monday 25th January 

Maths – Times tables test – please let us know if your child is ready to move on.    

Literacy – we will do the literacy task for the day during check in.  You will need a piece of paper with 6 lines on (for writing on) and a pencil.  We will be doing some phonics and spelling.  You will need to be sitting at a table where you can write neatly during our session.

We will practice the sound ‘ay’. If you would like to practice ‘ay’ at home, click the link to see the ‘ay’ video. You could have a go at writing ‘ay’ words on your own too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UChKC29i6aY  

Topic – learn what it is like to be a knight watching the following video clip and then write 3 facts you have learnt using JIT Write on HWB.  You will need this for our check in on Tuesday. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ovVbk4hP0 

Welsh (every day this week) We would like you complete a food journal of what you eat every day in Welsh. You need to write what you have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You could also write the snack and drinks you have, use the word bank to help you (uploaded to dojo). You can use the template uploaded to class dojo or make your own.

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Friday 22nd January 

Maths  –   Complete the task ‘Draw and Measure a line’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet .

LiteracyAfter doing finger disco (use Mrs Dalling’s video), your hands should be nice and warm. We would like you to copy a passage fromCinderella’ in joined up handwriting (uploaded to class story). We will share this task during Monday’s check in session. 

ICT – have a go at building your own castle using Minecraft or a similar programme.  Send us a photo of your creation.  Minecraft Education Edition can be downloaded for free from the landing page once logged in to HWB.  

 

Thursday 21st January 

Maths– Complete the task ‘Addition to 20 on a number line continued’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the grid onto a piece of paper.  Practice using a number line to complete the task. 

Literacy – We would like you to learn to spell topic words. Pick 5 (or all if you like) words to learn from the list below. Then we would like you to write a sentences including your spelling words e.g The Lord sat on his throne. In school we use look, cover, write, check to practice learning spelling words. An example of this can be found on class story.

Throne
Bridge
Lord
Lady
Window
Horse
Jester
Cook
Gardener
Maid

ICT – Minecraft – watch these time lapse videos of castles being built using Minecraftand choose which is your favourite castle 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqzIgO055V8 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JQGsvzQbxc&feature=youtu.be 

We will ask you which is your favourite in our check in on Friday. 

Cosmic yoga – Have a go at the ‘T Rex’ cosmic yoga in the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78 

 

Wednesday 20th January 

 Maths – Complete the task ‘Addition to 20 on a number line’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the grid onto a piece of paper.  Practice using a number line to complete the task. 

Literacy – Watch the video Mrs Evans has recorded reading Cinderella (link uploaded on Class Story). Can you think of adjectives (describing words) to improve what things in the story look like. Think of  5 adjectives to replace ‘best’ before dress and 5 adjectives to describe the socks. Please bring your ideas to Thursday’s check in session. 

Welsh – We would like you to write a ‘Dyma fi’ (all about me) on jit mixWe would like the children to use the patterns previously taught in school and include them in their writing (word bank uploaded to dojo). Please watch the video on class dojo showing you how to complete the task. 

Oti’s Boogie Beebies – Have a go at the ‘Zoom to the Moon’ boogie in the link below. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jsf1/otis-boogie-beebies-series-1-1-zoom-to-the-moon 

Tuesday 19th January

Maths   Complete the task ‘Hops Down From 10’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the sums onto a piece of paper but it is important that you draw and use a number line as this is the skill we are practising this week. 

Literacy   Which job would you apply for in a castle and why?  Play the PowerPoint uploaded to Class Story – you need to play it as a slideshow and there is a speaker symbol to click on to hear the text being read to you.  Write down which job you would want and a reason why you want it and why you would be good at it. We will share your ideas at the check in on Wednesday. 

ICT Can you go on jit turtle and code your sprite to visit places on Map of London? Please watch the video to show you how to complete the task (uploaded to dojo).

 Dance – Have a go at the troll dance in the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TJfd52q8FI 

Monday 18th January 

Maths – Times tables test – please let us know if your child is ready to move on. 

Literacy – Today is Martin Luther King day. Complete the reading comprehension about ‘Martin Luther King’ (posted on class dojo).     

Click the link below to find out more about Martin Luther King and watch the clips.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zknmrj6 

 Topic  – Virtual trip to Dover Castle!  We would have loved to take you to a (local) castle on a trip this term.  Please could you watch these videos and then write down 3 facts you have learnt from our ‘Trip’. Please do your work on JIT write.  

https://youtu.be/G_A5NMiYx9k 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k-LhWB4QaA 

You will need to have this information for Tuesday’s check in session. 

 

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Home Learning Week Beginning 11th January

Friday 15th January 

Maths  –   Have a look at the ‘How To Use a Ruler Powerpoint on Class Story and complete the task at the end.   

Literacy – After doing finger disco (video on class story) your hands should be nice and warm. We would like you to copy a passage from ‘Knights and Dragons, Unite’ in joined up handwriting (uploaded to class story).  You don’t have to do the whole passage, choose the section you would like to do.

 

Topic – This week we completed lots of activities to do with our story ‘Knights and Dragons, Unite’. The story is all about friendship. Today we would like you to have a think about what you think makes a good friend e.g helpful, shares, kind etc. We would like you to draw a picture of your friend and label them with all the things you think a good friend should be. There will be a list of vocabulary uploaded to class story to help you. We will share this task during Monday’s check in session. 

 

 

Thursday 14th January 

Maths – Complete the task ‘Adding 10’s’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the sums onto a piece of paper.  Use the 100 square to help you to count in 10’s. 

Literacy – We would like you to learn to spell topic words. Pick 5 (or all if you like) words to learn from the list below. Then we would like you to write a sentences including your spelling words e.g The king sat on his throne. In school we use look, cover, write, check to practice learning spelling words. An example of this can be found on class story. 

King 

Queen 

Knight 

Prince 

Princess 

Dragon 

Castle 

Moat 

Drawbridge 

Dungeon 

Topic – In the story ‘Knights and Dragons, Unite’ it shows lots of different dragons – different colours, shapes and sizes. Some have colourful wings and others have two heads! We would like you to design your own dragon and give it a name. Please take a photo of your child’s work and upload the image to your child’s HWB account. Have your work ready to share with your group in our check in on Friday.

 

 

Wednesday 13th January 

 MathsComplete the task ‘Roll The Dice’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the grid onto a piece of paper.  Use the number square to help you ‘count on’. 

 LiteracyComplete the reading comprehension about the story ‘Dragons and knights, unite’ (posted on class dojo).   

 Topic We would like to you build a castle and take a photo. Please upload the image to your child’s HWB account. You could make your castle out of construction (e.g. Lego, building bricks), junk modelling (recycled materials e.g cardboard, kitchen rolls), etc. If you could keep the model of your castle/image to share with your group in our check in on Thursday. 


 

Tuesday 12th January 

Maths –  Complete the task ‘Missing Numbers’ uploaded to Class Story.  You do not need to print the sheet – you can copy the sums onto a piece of paper. 

Literacy – We would like you to re-read the story we read yesterday ‘Dragons and Knights Unite’ from our check in session.  After reading the story we would like you to pick 10 wow words and write them on jit write on HWB. Have these ready to share during your live check in session on Wednesday! 

*Wow words are advanced adjectives, verbs and adverbs which are used to make sentences more vivid and interesting. E.g instead of happy you’d pick delighted or ecstatic.  

Topic – Please read about Motte and bailey castles. There will be a PowerPoint uploaded to class story. 

Monday 11th January 

Maths – Times tables (please continue to practice using the x10 test sheets sent out last week.  If your child is consistently getting under 2 minutes please let us know and we will email you the next set).  Monday will always be Times Tables test day. 

Literacy – We will be reading a story to during the check in session todayKnights and Dragons, Unite’.  This is also available to read at home on a PDF document uploaded on Class Story.  Please complete the Rhyming Task PowerPoint after you have heard the story – this is also uploaded. 

TopicWe will be sharing the labelled pictures of castles during the check-in.  We would like you to explain the functions of some of the parts of a castle.  Choose 5 from this list below and create a document on JIT write to type into, and explain what purpose the parts of the castle have.  You can do more than 5 if you want to!   

They will need to have this information for Tuesday’s check in session. 

Choose from – 

Battlements
Moat
Drawbridge
Portcullis
Spiral staircase
The Keep
Dungeons 

*You could use the following website to help you or Kiddle (a child friendly search engine). 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/defence.htm 

 

Home learning Week Beginning  – 4th January  

Dear Parents, 

This week we would like the children to focus on learning times tables for their Maths home learning.  In Year 2 we start weekly times tables tests in the Spring Term.  The aim of the weekly tests is to develop the children’s accuracy and speed at recalling times tables.  We always start with x10, then move onto x2 and then x5.  We don’t move the children onto a new times table until they can complete the tests consistently in 2 minutes or less from memory (not counting on fingers).  We have uploaded some times tables tasks to complete on Class Story first, and then also the 2 different tests we give them in class to practise at home.  We wouldn’t move a child onto test 2 until they have mastered test 1 consistently under 2 minutes.   We appreciate some children will already have mastered the 10 times table and will complete these tasks quickly, so please let us via dojo message if you need the next set of tables for your child.  

We would like to see any paper-based work your child completes, please keep the work to send into school.  We will ask the children to share some of their work at the live check in sessions each day. 

 

Wednesday 6th January

 Language – Our topic this term is ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. Have a think about what you already know about castles, and what you want to find out. You can write your ideas on ‘jit write’ on HWB, or on paper.  Have these ready to share with Mrs Evans and Miss Jones during your live check in session on Thursday! 

 Times tables  practise – see note above 

 Reading time Practice logging onto HWB and spelling. Go onto HWB, then J2e and play ‘Spell blast’. 

 

Thursday 7th January 

 Reading Time– Read about Castles on the Encyclopedia Britannica. You can access Britannica in the HWB menu. Search for Castles and make sure you have selected ‘foundation level’.  

You can also use the following link 

https://school.eb.co.uk/levels/foundation/article/castle/439989?opensearch=castles&.pc=CDSM&.pid=cdsminteractive&.ts=1609752149&.sig=GpJj2%2fz91d01GNVj0hceXBQ0sKo%3d 

 

Language – Can you write about some of the facts you have learnt from the above about castles using bullet points on ‘jit write’ on HWB, or on paper.  Have these ready to share with Mrs Dalling and Miss Jones during your live check in session on Friday! 

 

Times tables  practise – see note above

 

Friday 8th January 

Reading time – Complete the 1* reading comprehension about castles (posted on class dojo).  

 

Times tables  practice – see note above 

 

Language – Draw a castle and label with topic words using what you found out yesterday.  Have these ready to share with Mrs Dalling and Miss Jones during your live check in session on Monday! 

*If you need some help to think of different parts of a castle, use the word cards to help you (posted on class dojo). 

 

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Home Learning – Week Beginning 14th December

 

Learning  Menu for Friday 18th December 

Complete any other tasks in your home learning packs .

We would love to hear from you via email today telling us what you have done this week and what you are looking forward to next week.  Email your teacher using outlook on your HWB account  (dallingd@hwbmail.net)  ( jonesm1510@hwbcymru.net and we will email you back! 

 

Learning Menu for Thursday 17th December 

Maths   Complete the symmetrical pictures in your home learning packs.  Make sure they perfectly match with the other side!  Colour them symmetrically too.

Advent CalendarOpen number 17 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK.  

ICT/ Spelling Practice logging onto HWB and spelling. Go onto HWB, then J2e and play ‘Spell blast. 

 

Learning Menu for Wednesday 16th December

Maths – Complete the counting in 10’s and 2’s mazes in the home learning packs.

Advent Calendar – Open number 16 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK.

Handwriting –  Copy the one (or both)  of the Christmas Poems uploaded to Class Story in joined up writing.

If you haven’t already seen it, here is a Christmas episode of Fireman Sam watch

Fireman Sam – Series 5: 12. Let It Snow

 

Learning Menu for Tuesday 15th December

Maths –  Have a go at the Christmas Mosaic Maths sheet in your home learning packs.

Advent Calendar  – Open number 15 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK.

Spelling Practice –  Complete one of the Look Cover Write Check spelling sheets in the home learning packs.

The Christmas Story – Watch an animated story of the Christmas Story here
The Christian Story of the First Christmas | Religions of the World

 

Learning Menu for Monday 14th December

MathsHave a go at the Cryptic Christmas Coding task in your learning packs – Now can you make up some cryptic codes of your own using the same symbols? 

Advent Calendar Open number 14 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK. 

 Handwriting – Practice your joined up handwriting by practising the individual letters in the home learning pack.

 Hannukah – This week is Hannukah.  We always learn about festivals as they occur.  There is a short video and a quiz for the children to learn about Hannukah here. 

BBC iPlayer – My First Festivals – Series 1: 4. Hanukkah 

Hanukkah Quiz – CBeebies – BBC 

 

Home Learning  

Thursday 10th December 

1st Session –   Maths   Have a go at the addition challenges uploaded to Class Story. There is no need to print them, copy them out and complete the answers (there are several sheets – choose which one you would like to do) 

2nd SessionCan you make a ‘Geiriadur Nadolig’ (Christmas dictionary). Use the word bank (on Class dojo) to find the Welsh words for different Christmas things (e.g star = seren) and draw a picture and write the Welsh words. You can make your dictionary on paper and share the photos with your teacher or you can make it on HWB on Jit. 

3rd SessionOpen number 10 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK. 

4th Session – Reading time – Practice logging onto HWB and spelling. Go onto HWB, then J2e and play ‘Spell blast. 

 

Wednesday 9th December 

1st Session –   Maths   Practice using the < and > sign (see if you can explain to your parents which number the ‘crocodile eats!).  Have a go at these and then make up some of your own. 

35        89 

61        17 

50         4 

98         21 

32         23 

12         75 

3            66 

22          20 

49          94 

67         44 

2nd SessionCan you play the Great fire of London game and then complete the true and false grid (uploaded on class story)? 

Link to game – 

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/ 

3rd SessionOpen number 9 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK. 

4th Session – Reading time – Complete ‘A Festive feast’ reading comprehension (on Class dojo). 

 

 

Tuesday 8th December 

1st SessionMaths – Make up some addition sums using dice.  Try the 2 dice game first and then have a go at the 3 dice game.  They are both uploaded to class story but there is no need to print the sheets – just use a piece of paper to write your sums. 

 2nd SessionRead ‘A festive feast from around the world’ (PowerPoint on Class dojo).

If you and your neighbours had a festive feast, what food would you bring? Draw a picture of what food you would bring and write about why you would bring it. 

3rd Session – Open number 8 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK. 

 4th SessionReading Time – Read your key words and practice spelling them. 

 

Monday 7th December

1st Session –   MathsWe have been looking at advent calendars but can you read a calendar on your own?  If you have a calendar in your house, use it to find out what day of the week these dates fell on this year.  If you don’t have a calendar, there are some online that you can use

https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/

What day of the week do these dates fall on? 

14th March,  28th March,  1st March 

22nd May, 9th May,  30th May 

16th October, 2nd October,  31st October 

25th December,  8th December,   18th December 

 Now make up some of your own. 


2nd SessionWe have been discussing what we are thankful for this year and the children came up with some lovely ideas. We would like the children to create some bunting sharing their ideas e.g I am thankful for my family (and a picture). You can use the bunting template uploaded on class story or make your own. Please take pictures of your bunting and put them on your childs j2e. 

 3rd SessionOpen number 7 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from last week) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK. 

4th Session Reading time – Read reading books and practice your joined up handwriting by writing up ‘Away in a manger’ (uploaded to Class dojo). 

 

Friday 4th December 

1st Session –   Maths – We have been learning doubles off by heart over the last 2 weeks.  Can the children make themselves a set of numbers cards 0 to 15 and then do a lucky dip.  Pick a number and then write the double sum (eg 8 +8). The children need to know to at least 10+10 off by heart.  As an extension, there is a link on class dojo to a ‘colour by numbers’ sheet practising doubles. 

2nd SessionPE – Christmas Cosmic Yoga session using this link 

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

3rd session – Open number 4 on the online Advent Calendar (see details from yesterday) and write a comparison of the new country and the UK. 

4th SessionReading Time we have posted a link to a reading comprehension about Samuel Pepys on Class Story (on Dojo) 

 

Thursday 3rd December 

1st Task   Have a look at day 3 on the online Advent calendar and do a comparison (explained below)  

2nd Task  – Read your reading book to an adult 

3rd Task – In Maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes (cubes, cuboids, cylinders, spheres and cones).  What ‘real’ objects can you find around the house that are these shapes. See if you can find 5 of each of the shapes and write us a list with bullet points for each shape (bring it to show your teacher when we get back to school) 

 

Home Learning from Thursday 3rd December 

We will put a timetable of work each day for the children on the Y2 noticeboard on HWB while the classes are self-isolating. Please Dojo message us with any queries. 

Part of our Christmas activities in Year 2 is to learn about traditions in different countries, and make comparisons to the UK. We use this website each day to find out about a different country.   

Online Advent Calendar 2015 – Interactive and Fun (projectbritain.com) 

We would like the children to open the calendar each morning and do a brief comparison for us using JIT (they will need to sign onto HWB to do this) or on paper They need to find at least 2 things which are the same and 2 things which are different. 

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