Home Learning – March 2020
For Week Beginning – 30/3/20
What’s the weather like?
Can you keep a diary of the weather for each day this week? Can you see which day was the nicest? Which day was the wettest? Which was the warmest? If you have a thermometer at home, you can even measure the temperature.
You can create your own weather symbols to use in your chart too!
BE CREATIVE – you can make a diary on paper and when you are done upload a photo to ‘j2e, my files’. OR you can make your diary on hwb using ‘jit write’.
Every country has its own real–life heroes. Can you research a real–life superhero? Create a PowerPoint on hwb about that person.
You could research and find out information about the following things:
- Why are they a real–life superhero?
- Where and when were they born?
- What can you find out about his/ her childhood?
- What were his/her biggest achievements?
- Why did you choose them?
When you are done, you can share your work with your teacher (jonesm1510 / dallingd).
Can you learn about Easter and write about what you find out? What is special about Easter? Why do we celebrate it? When you are done upload a photo to ‘j2e, my files’. OR you can write on hwb using ‘jit write’.
*Remember to email Miss Jones (jonesm1510) or Mrs Dalling (dallingd) on Wednesdays to tell us what you have been up to.
Websites to use over the next few weeks:
- Read the Easter story –
- Watch ‘Let’s celebrate Easter’ –
- All about Easter –
- Play the games for practicing using clocks and telling the time –
1 – https://www.splashlearn.com/time-games
2 – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=telling%20the%20tijme
- Clock worksheets to practice writing the time –
- Time problem solving worksheet –
- Challenge – How many times can you…in a minute? Worksheet –
- Watch the true stories of real-life superheroes from the past –
- Use ‘Oxford Owl’ for online books, home activities and more –
Ideas For writing –
We have had a couple of questions about writing tasks. What about writing a letter at the end of each week to grandparents, who are in self isolation, and enclosing a stamp for them to write back (to save them going out to buy one). This may be something the children could get into the routine of doing, and fill one writing session a week for you? It could even be a school friend they write to. They can also experience the pleasure of receiving a letter in the post!
In a letter the children should include –
- their own address in the top right hand corner (a good opportunity for them to learn their address!)
- the date under the address
- start with Dear _____,
- use the general pointers for writing below so that it is a quality writing exercise
General pointers for writing tasks –
- does the work make sense and written in full sentences (get then to read through the work as they go along, not just at the end)
- capital letters to begin sentences and for proper nouns such as names of people and places
- full stops to end sentences
- spellings already covered in tests should be spelt correctly and for others use a’have a go wordbook’
- can they use what we call ‘wow’words( instead of using the word ‘good’, they could use amazing, fantastic, brilliant) – we often brainstorm these first and write a wordbank of words they may need for the task.
We would also like the children to get into the routine of emailing us on a Wednesday as a writing task and telling us what they have been doing. They can do this through the HWB on outlook and can use their hwbcymru.net email. This will give us chance to reply to them all by the end of the week!
Home Learning Week Beginning 23.3.20
A typical day in school would be as follows:
9.00 – Writing
10.15 – Play
10.30 – Math’s
11.50 – Lunch
12.50 – Writing/ Challenges
2.00 – Milk and play
2.20 – Reading
This week I would suggest working your way through the pack of math’s assessment questions and reading comprehensions, as this is what we would be doing in school. Additionally, please read as much as possible, practice spelling words from the front of spelling journals, go on hwb and practice times tables. Joe Wicks P.E workouts at 9 will also be a good activity to incorporate into your day. Also, please use the RWI videos (Shared on class dojo). You should also encourage your child to write in cursive and draw.
If your child goes onto hwb and uses for example powerpoint, they can share work with Miss Jones using ‘jonesm1510’ or Mrs Dalling on ‘dallingd’.
In the coming weeks (after what would be the Easter holidays), I will be setting weekly projects and useful website with games and activities.
Thanks for your continuing support,
Miss Jones and Mrs Dalling
19.3.20 – P.E at home!
Today, Joe Wicks (a.k.a The Body Coach) has announced that he will be hosting free P.E workouts daily aimed at kids live on his YouTube channel. They will be at 9am Monday-Friday for 30 minutes. This is a great way for everyone to keep moving and stay healthy.
Below is the link explaining what he will be doing and how to access it:
Home Learning – March 2020
This is where the Year 2 Class Teachers will post ideas for Home Learning while the school is closed. We will send a dojo message when we update the page. We will be checking messages regularly from home on the dojo and children can share work with us on the HWB.
This is the letter sent home with the children today (18.3.20).
Year 2 DD/ MJ – Home Learning
Please find enclosed some examples of Maths booklets and reading comprehensions to work on while the children are at home.
We will keep in touch with parents through the Class Dojo and Year 2 Noticeboard on the HWB while school is closed. There will be ideas of tasks to do at home with your child – these will be updated regularly.
Enclosed in this pack there is also a copy of the RSPB Wild Challenge for families. If you have access to the outdoors, this could provide you with some activities. The children can work towards awards by submitting their evidence to the RSPB online. We have started working towards the Schools Wild Challenge, so they are familiar with this project.
Ongoing tasks for the children through the HWB could be –
Use J2blast to practise times tables
Use J2spell to practise spelling words
Practise using PowerPoint (we will set specific projects as well)
Use J2e on HWB to practise making graphs, coding, writing, etc (they have been taught this in school)
*HWB log in details for each child are stuck in the front of the children’s reading journals
This is the Outdoors Project with a link
What is Wild Challenge from RSPB?
It’s a challenge for you to connect with the natural world in brave new ways and earn awards as you go. Do you have what it takes to achieve gold?
Our activities resources are available in both English and Welsh. You can find them as downloadable documents on the relevant activities pages.
We have been doing some of the activities for the Schools Wild Challenge, so the children are familiar with them.
These are the instructions to access your child’s personalised assessments feedback.
How to access feedback:
- Log into your child’s hwb.
- Click on the menu and ‘personalised assessments’.
- Click on ‘learner feedback’ and then Numeracy/English Reading. This will show you the skills they got right/ wrong and give you sample questions.