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“One Great School”
Headteacher: Karl Russell

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Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley,
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Year 2 Home Learning

Easter Activities

As it is the Easter holidays for the next two weeks, we thought we would take a break from the normal home learning. Instead here is a list of fun activities you might like to do over the next couple of weeks. Use them as you like, there is no requirement to complete any of them.

We hope you manage to enjoy the Easter holidays despite it not being a normal one. Fingers crossed we get some of this sunshine that is promised and you manage to get some time outside whether that is in your back yard, garden or out for a little walk!

Thanks,

Mrs Eames, Mrs Kenyon and Miss Daguzan

Teacher Messages:

A message for 2 Owls from Mrs Eames. https://silsdenprimary.co.uk/year-2/a-message-from-mrs-eames-2-owls/

Reading

  • Daily reading
  • If you want to listen to stories and you can’t find what you’re looking for on ‘Get Epic’ please feel free to explore Audible. All children’s stories are free to listen to at the moment so get listening! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

  • Get Epic– This website has a whole range of age appropriate texts for you to choose to read or audio books to listen to. To login, select “students and educators”, use the class code below and select your child’s name.Owls class code: bcg3087

    Kingfishers class code: mqs1419

    Doves class code: gmh9091

    https://www.getepic.com/

  • Other reading activities

    • See how many books you can read
    • Complete some activities from the reading adventure passport
    • Write a book review for one of our reading adventure books
    • Read two books by the same author and compare them. What is the same and what is different?

Science

If you haven’t already then you could have a go at a Family Science project, these are all water based experiments and can be done with just a few items out of your kitchen cupboards! The word document is on last week’s home learning.

Other Activities

 

 

 

Drawing

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

Draw with Rob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures together.

  • Hold your own Easter egg hunt around the house/in the garden!
  • Decorate boiled eggs.

  • If you have a slope somewhere in your yard or garden, have an Easter egg roll and make it a competition!

Fun extra ideas!

  • Explore different parts of the world on Google maps.
  • Learn to juggle
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Create a puppet theatre/ puppet show and write a script
  • Complete an online word searches
  • Complete a jigsaw
  • Make something out of a cereal box
  • Help your adult with a job around the house

Week Beginning 30.3.20

Here is the home learning for the week beginning 30.3.20. Again, we have put plenty of activities to keep you busy! Complete as many as you can and keep recording activities in the exercise books. Similarly to last week, if the Year 2 work is too tricky, please have a look at the Year 1 home learning page.

Maths

  • Complete the arithmetic paper attached. Either work through the questions together a few at a time or if they feel confident, let them have a go and then go through the answers together. This process if very useful for the children. Arithmetic Paper
  • Complete part of the maths reasoning paper children brought home. Read the questions to your children and work through the answers together.
  • Use this website to access place value activities. Please focus on recognising numbers to 50 this week. The children match the number in digits to the number written in words. Filter to just KS1 using the filter option at the top of the activities. https://www.maths4everyone.com/apps/matchup/index.html
  • Complete the worksheet for writing 2-digit numbers in words. Read and Write Numbers
  • Practise times tables using this website. See how many times tables children can complete within the time limit. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

English

  • Complete part of the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar paper your child brought home. Work through this with your child, ensuring they try to answer the questions independently before you discuss the answer.
  • Complete part of the reading paper your child brought home. Encourage children to read the text through and then work through the questions, whilst looking at the appropriate part of the text. This may take some time and could be completed over a few days.
  • Practise the Year 2 common exception words. Children could do a little test in their exercise book. Common Exception Words Y2
  • Join in with live daily phonics lessons at Live Phonics Lessons . Children can recap Set 3 sounds at 10:30am.
  • Practise joined up handwriting using leaders and joiners. Practise the letters and words on the document attached. Handwriting Y2 Week Beg 30.03.2020
  • https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Log on to phonics play (parents have free access and instructions about how to create a log in are on the phonics play website) and revise our phonics and different spelling rules by playing the games.
  • Complete the guided reading questions based on the London landmark poem. This week the poem is about the London Eye. London Eye Poem Guided Reading
  • Listen to the story ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne on YouTube. Can children write a letter to Billy, giving him some advice about how to help with his worries? (Children could make their own worry doll using sticks and wool.)

Get Epic – This website has whole range of age appropriate texts for you to choose to read or audio books to listen to. To login, select “students and educators”, use the class code below and select your child’s name.

Owls class code: bcg3087

Kingfishers class code: mqs1419

Doves class code: gmh9091

https://www.getepic.com/

Topic

  • Create a big model of a famous London landmark using a range of junk modelling materials. Paint and decorate your model so that they look just like the real thing!
  •  Play the game to navigate through the Great Fire of London and show what you have learnt so far. http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/
  • Watch this video about the Great Fire of London and complete the mini quiz attached.       GFL Mini Quiz       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3GKw8Z3R4m

Science

  • Watch the videos about different habitats. Can you choose an animal from each habitat and write a reason why they live in that habitat? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv
  • Go into your garden and find a microhabitat; This could be under a stone or plant pot.
  • Explore these food chain games.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=food+chain

  • Mrs Carling has sent a Family Science project to complete at home, these are all water based experiments and can be done with just a few items out of your kitchen cupboards! The word document with instructions are attached.    Family Science

PE

We understand that at this time it could be difficult for your children to exercise with normal sporting events cancelled. We have found some fun indoor exercise options for you please see the links below.

  • GoNoodle – A fun and funky way to keep fit.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

  • Joe Wicks – The Body Coach will be holding live PE lessons every weekday on his YouTube channel at 9am. Please see the link to his page below.

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

  • DDMIX

If you prefer dance to keep fit videos, we have seen something called DDMIX – a fun and entertaining dance fitness program by Darcy Bussell for both the adult market and Primary School PE lessons. They will be live streaming every day at 1.30pm on Facebook live, delivering a 10 min shake up, giving children a short active boost before the afternoon ahead.

Music

Each child in Year 2 will receive a dojo with an invitation to log into Yumu which includes a web link, a unique username and a password.  This is a child’s section of a music resource we use at school called Charanga.

There is an assignment posted there which is one we started at school called Hands, Feet, Heart.

It has a song to learn and sing, music to listen to from South Africa and some games to play as well.

It could last for up to 6 weeks but feel free to use it more often and finish it earlier.

As well as Yumu there are many opportunities to listen to music around us.  Try to respond to some of it by drawing a picture, dancing, writing a poem or just relaxing with your eyes closed.

PSHE

Coram Life Education SCARF – Harold, the happy, healthy giraffe mascot, will be posting a daily blog: Harold’s Daily Diary!  Each day he’ll be giving children positive, fun messages about what he’s doing to stay happy and healthy while he’s off school, separated from his friends. He’ll invite the children to join in with activities he’s doing. He’ll be giving children ideas for how they can get a routine going for their day, including the things we all need to do to live a balanced, healthy life. These include: taking regular exercise, being creative, helping others, connecting with others – in ways that are safe and mindfulness – learning to enjoy the moment, here and now.

https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/harolds-daily-diary

We’d love to see the children’s work through photographs on Class Dojo and will do our best to facilitate learning for the time that school is suspended.

The Year 2 Teachers and Teaching Assistants

 

Week Beginning 23.3.20

Here is the home learning for the week beginning 23.3.20. We have put enough activities so you have one Maths and one English for each day (as we do in school) as well as two Topic activities, one Science activity, some handwriting and guided reading. Please do what you can and keep a record of the work you complete in the exercise book your child has been given. If your child is struggling with the Year 2 work, have a look at the Year 1 work on the website to see if this is more suited to them.

Maths

  • Complete the arithmetic paper children have brought home. Children have learnt different methods to answer the questions. Either work through the questions together a few at a time or if they feel confident, let them have a go and then go through the answers together. This process if very useful for the children.
  • Complete part of a maths reasoning paper children have brought home. Read the questions to your children using the script (for questions 1-5) and work through the answers together.
  • Find 6 objects around your house and order them in length from smallest to biggest. If you have a ruler have a go at measuring the objects.
  • Complete the measurement worksheet that your child has brought home about comparing lengths. Use the terms ‘shorter than,’ ‘longer than’ and ‘equal to’ and < (less than), > (greater than) and = (equal to) symbols to compare the different lengths.
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm Here is a link to an online game children can play about measuring.

English

  • Complete part of the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar paper your child brought home. Work through this with your child, ensuring they try to answer the questions independently before you discuss the answer.
  • Complete part of one of the reading papers your child brought home. Encourage children to read the text through and then work through the questions, whilst looking at the appropriate part of the text. This may take some time and could be completed over a few days.
  • Practise the weekly spellings attached in the document below and maybe even some extra common exception words. Children could complete their weekly spelling test in their exercise book.

Weekly spellings w.b. 23.3.20

Year 2 Common Exception Words

  • Practise joined up handwriting using leaders and joiners. Practise the letters and words on the document attached below.

Handwriting practise w.b. 23.3.20

Please watch these daily videos, with your child, to help with with their phonics. Focus on the set 3 sounds.

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/

  • https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Log on to phonics play (parents have free access and instructions about how to create a log in are on the phonics play website) and revise our phonics and different spelling rules by playing the games.
  • Complete the guided reading questions based on the London landmark poem. The poem and the questions are attached below

Guided reading questions w.b. 23.3.20

Guided reading poem w.b. 23.3.20

Topic

  • Write a diary entry from someone in the Great Fire of London. Use your knowledge from our visit from Sir William Petty. You could also re-watch the Magic Grandad video about the Great Fire of London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VarSSAwiimU
  • Explore London on Google maps. Which landmarks can you spot? Find some facts about different landmarks you spot and write them in your exercise book. Practise your sketching skills and sketch one of the landmarks you find.

Science

Here is an example of a food chain.

Go through it with your child. Children can create some of their own food chains in their exercise book.