Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page
2MG - Mrs Grogan
2EG - Miss Guppy
Please click on this recurring link to join the Google Meet every morning at 9.15. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces.
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Good morning everyone, thank you again for sending in your work. I'm glad you all enjoyed the music challenge yesterday. It seems like lots of you got out and about to listen for sounds and there were lots of lovely new character ideas too. Here's some of your wonderful work from yesterday. If you haven't emailed any work over yet then please do at the end of the day.
Your 'Tuesday Challenge' today is to take a picture or video of yourself balancing something crazy on your head.
I cannot wait to see what you all manage to balance. Here's a picture of me balancing some books on my head. It was very tricky!
Here's a Maths Boggle to get you started today. Before Christmas we learnt how to add and subtract two digit numbers. How many addition and subtraction number sentences can you make using the numbers in this board. Remember to add or subtract the ones first and then the tens.
Today we are reading and spelling words with special friends er a better letter
Today we are going to plan our new version of the story.
Watch the video for today's lesson, grouping.
Today we would like you to begin to create your own bird sculpture. All you'll need is some newspaper and masking tape. Watch the video for further instructions.
To end your day click here and enjoy a traditional tale with a twist.
Monday 18th January 2021
Good morning and welcome back Year 2. I hope you had a lovely, relaxing weekend and managed to get out for some fresh air. We've got a fun packed week ahead with lots of exciting challenges for you to complete. Last week we were so impressed with how hard you all worked. The quality, the quantity and the enthusiasm from all of you made us so proud. Here are some wonderful stories that were completed on Friday. Don't forget, it's really important to send in your work. If we don't see it, we can't share it.
Here's a spot the difference with a difference challenge. Click on the link and follow the instructions.
Let's start the week by reading and spelling words with special friends ur nurse with a purse.
You all did such an amazing job of writing the story of Leaf in your own words. This week we are going to change the story. We will start by thinking about changing the main characters. Watch the lesson for more detail. Here is a PDF of the new character template
This week we are learning to divide by sharing and grouping. Click on the link for today's lesson.
Last week you were introduced to a beautiful piece of music by the composer Vaughn Williams. In today's music lesson we are going to use our ears and listen to sounds around us. Click on the video for today's lesson.
Let's finish the day with a story. Click on the link to enjoy this wonderful story called Fair Shares by Pippa Goodheart
Friday 15th January 2021
Well home learners, give yourself a 1,2,3 Well done Me! You've made it to Friday and worked so hard. You've all produced some really amazing work and should feel very proud of yourselves. Here are some highlights from yesterday's learning.
You were all so quick off the mark with yesterday's morning challenge, well done to Lacie-Mae who was first in with the A-Z of animals. I was really impressed with some of the unusual animals that you came up with. Who'd have thought such unusual animals existed. Here are some of my favourites.
Are you ready for today's morning challenge? An old favourite - here is a Boggle board. How many Year 2 spellings can you make using the letters in the grid?
Today we'd like you to join in with Rosie to read and spell words with special friends are care and share
You all made a really brilliant start to the beginning of your stories. Today I'd like you to complete writing the story of Leaf in your own words. Click on today's lesson for further instructions.
You are all smashing maths this week guys, today's lesson focuses on the 10 x table. Click the link and join in with today's lesson.
Click here for a 10 x table challenge worksheet
Afternoon Independent Challenge Time
This afternoon you can choose your activity a bit like you would if we were at school.
Recap the different animal groups here. Choose an animal from your favourite animal group and then create an animal fact file. Remember to include details about the features of the animal you choose.
You all did such a fantastic job with your owl pictures on Tuesday. Practice your drawing skills - look closely at these common birds, choose your favourite and then draw a picture. Draw the outline first and then add detail.
If you haven't done this already, join in with a Joe Wickes workout. Click here to join in.
Sit back and enjoy a story read by Miss Guppy
Thursday 14th January 2021
Good morning everyone, you're all doing an amazing job. I'm really enjoying receiving your home learning, your efforts continue to be amazing. Here are some more examples of really good, well presented work from yesterday. Keep going with all your hard work children, you are superstars!
Can you think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet? For example A is for Antelope, B is for Badger, C is for Cat
Today we are going to read and spell words with special friends aw yawn at dawn
Today we are going to write the first part of the story. Click on the link for today's lesson.
Today's lesson is all about knowing your 5 x table. Click the link to join in with today's lesson.
Today we are going to continue learning about living things and their habitats. Our lesson today focuses on classifying animal groups.
Click here for a template of the animal groups table
Let's end the day with another story.
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Good morning children, you've made it to the middle of the week and your work just keeps flowing in. A big high five, scuba dive to all of you. I just wanted to share some of your wonderful sketches of Pablo Picasso's owl from yesterdays art challenge.
Because you enjoyed the spot the difference challenge so much on Monday I have another one for you. Remember to look really closely and see how many differences there are.
Time for some more phonics with Rosie. Click on the links to read and spell words with chatty friends u-e Huge Brute.
Today we are going to write some sentences about key parts of the story. Click on the link to join in with today's lesson. You can download the template for writing your sentences here.
We're focussing on the 2 x table today. Click the link to join in with today's lesson.
Click for the counting in twos challenge sheet here
Today we are going to find out about who the mystery bag belonged to. Can you remember the unusual contents that were in the bag? Click on the link here to find out who the mystery bag belonged to.
The link for the independent activity can be downloaded here
Sit back and enjoy this fantastic story called We're off to Look for Aliens.
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Good morning children - firstly well done for getting stuck in to home learning yesterday. It was wonderful to see your story maps - lots of them were really detailed. Are you ready for today's learning?
Today is the start of Whipton Barton Federation ‘Challenge Tuesday’ .
Here is your challenge for today.... Can you draw a self-portrait with your eyes closed or whilst blind folded?
It would be great to see lots of your self-portraits. I will try this challenge too and post the picture on Wednesday!
You did really well with yesterday's Spot the Difference. There were ten differences to be found. Lots of you found 5 or 6 differences, some even found 9! There were 10 differences in total but I have to confess, I'm still looking for the 10th difference. That was really tricky.
This morning I would like you to have a go at this maths challenge - you'll need two dice to complete the challenge. How many totals can be made? Don't forget to send in your answer.
Read words with chatty friends o-e phone home - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5QMrhHQX/7MDSAPYW
Spell words with chatty friends o-e phone home - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/N4NGkRFS/ajA0hn6B
Today we are going to describe the main character in the story. Click on the video link and have your pen and paper ready for a Hold a Sentence to get you started. To download a template of a polar bear for today's activity click here.
In maths today we are going to be learning about arrays. Click on the video link and join in with today's lessons. When you've finished and if you need an extra challenge, you can download the worksheet attached here.
Look closely at this sculpture. It was made by the artist Pablo Picasso in 1952.
What do you think it's been made from? Do you think it looks like an owl? Picasso's passion for owls started in 1946 when an injured owl landed in the garden of his studio in 1946. He created many sketches of owls before creating this sculpture.
Can you draw an outline of the sculpture, look closely at the detail and then add some of the simple shapes within the outline that are the wings, face and feet. Don't forget to send in pictures of your wonderful art work.
Now sit back and enjoy Miss Guppy reading one of her favourite stories, 'The Snatchabook'
Monday 11th January 2021
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a peaceful, restful weekend and your batteries are recharged for another week of learning. Don't forget to join the Google Meet at 9.15 if you can. Not only will you be able to say hello to your friends but I can talk through the day's learning with you and then we can finish with a story. Okay let's get started.
To get you started look really closely at these two pictures. They look the same but are they? How many differences can you spot altogether?
Click on the link and read words with chatty friends i-e https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Oz21BBhv/W51Vn5ka
Click on the link and spell words with chatty friends i-e https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/skE0icTQ/XM9fyVyZ
I hope you enjoyed learning the story Leaf on Friday and putting actions to the words. Thank you for sending in your videos of you retelling the story. Today we are going to learn the story by drawing pictures. Click on the link for today's lesson. Have a pencil and lined paper ready for a Hold a Sentence starter.
Click on the link for today's maths lesson. Don't forget to have your pencil and paper handy for the pause the video challenges. Today we are focussing on multiplication using pictures.
Each Monday we will do music. So let's warm up today by singing a song together. It's a nice easy one -
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands,
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands,
If you're happy and you know it and you really want to show it, if you're happy and you know it clap your hands.
Try singing this song like a noisy giant, a perfect princess, a mouse or even a lion. Notice what happens to the sound of your voice as you sing the song in different ways.
Okay - hopefully you are now ready for the main part of the lesson.
Today we are going to focus on a piece of music called The Lark Ascending by an English composer called Vaughan Williams. A composer is someone who writes music and the music often tells a story. In this piece of music he is writing about a lark. Does anybody know what a lark is?
A lark is a small songbird that can be found in England in the winter months. They are known to sing whilst flying in the air.
Click on the link and listen to an extract from The Lark Ascending.
As you listen think about these questions:
What do you think the lark is doing?
Is the lark happy or sad?
Is the lark flying high or low?
Did you notice the high notes and the low notes in the music? This is called pitch. Can you say that word out loud to yourself?
Pitch is the high and low of music or the high and low in the sound of your voice.
Can you sing the notes do-re-mi? Sit with your legs crossed and start by tapping your knees on do, then tap your shoulders for re and then your head (the highest note) for mi. Did you notice the pitch of your voice changing?
Now imagine you are the lark flying high in the sky. As the lark flies high its pitch goes high and as it swoops to the ground so too does the pitch of its song. Can you try this at home? Imagine you are the lark flying high and then swooping low. As you do this sing the notes from low to high and back again.
To finish this lesson listen to the piece of music again and then draw or paint a picture of how this piece of music makes you feel.
You have worked so hard today, give yourself a great big WHOOSH! Now sit back and listen to this tongue twister of a story, expertly read by Miss Dare. I think you're going to like this one. It's called 'The Wonky Donkey'.
Friday 8th January 2021
Hello everybody - we made it to Friday! Again another big thank you for your amazing home learning. You are keeping me very busy at home looking over your fantastic efforts. Here are some of your lovely drawings of Leaf. I'll be talking over today's learning at 9.15 on Google Meet today so hopefully I'll see some of your smiling faces. It's not quite the same as being in school but we can have a go.
Are you ready to kick start your day with a morning challenge? Use your knowledge of making equal groups to see how many different combinations of legs Noah could have seen. Don't forget you can draw legs or use objects to help you.
I hope you found yesterday's sessions with Rosie useful. Click on the links below for today's chatty friend a-e
Spelling link - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MuNExBfN/kPtQM1Ko
Listen to the story of Leaf again. This time think about actions you could put to the story. When you have listened again have a go at filming yourself retelling the story. A copy of a shorter version of the story is attached here for you to read. Leaf text
Click on the video and take part in today's lesson which involves using the x symbol. Don't forget to have your pen and paper handy.
On a normal Friday afternoon we would be making choices about the learning we do so we're going to keep that the same on a Friday at home. Here are the challenges you can choose from. You can do one or all of them - I'll leave that up to you.
Look at the different animals - how would you sort them? Can you remember the different animal groups that they belong to? Sort the animals into different animal groups. Extra challenge - Once you have sorted the animals into their different animal groups choose one of the animals and see if you can find facts about that animal and write a fact file.
These drawings are by a very famous artist called Pablo Picasso. They are line drawings. Most of his line drawings are made with one continuous line. Can you have a go at creating an animal line drawing in this style?
Can you write a caption for each of these pictures taken from the story Leaf. What is happening in each of the pictures? Can you use some of the story language in your writing? You can also download a printable version of the pictures here Leaf captions
After a busy day of learning sit back and enjoy this wonderful story read by Mrs Berry. I think you're going to enjoy this one.
Have a lovely restful weekend children. I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday morning for some more home learning. Bye for now. Mrs Grogan
Thursday 7th January 2021
Good morning children. Firstly, can I just say well done for getting on line and completing your home learning yesterday. You are all amazing! I was so impressed with the work you sent me and seeing how creative you had been in the presentation of your work. This morning will be the first of our daily Google Meet sessions. It will be an opportunity for you to say hello to your friends and for me to talk through the work that has been set for you that day. If you can join us at 9.15 that would be brilliant - just remember to have your microphone on mute.
Are you ready for another BOGGLE Board? This time it's a maths BOGGLE. How many addition and subtraction number sentences can you create using the numbers in the grid? Top Tip - If you think about your number bonds to 10 and use what you know it might make it a bit easier.
I hope you found yesterday's sessions with Rosie useful. Click on the links below for today's special friend oi.
Spelling Link - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/dMOjSly3/llXocx4x
You wrote some fantastic letters to the polar bear's family yesterday. Today I'd like you to listen to the story Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. It is a wonderful story about a lost polar bear.
Once you have listened to the story, I'd like you to draw your very best picture of Leaf? You could draw him hiding in the cave or covered in leaves. You could even draw him leaping off the edge of the hill. After you have drawn a picture I'd like you to tell me by writing some sentences about things you liked about the story and things you disliked. Don't forget to add detail to your sentences by telling me why you liked or disliked something.
You did an excellent job of finding equal groups yesterday. Today watch this clip. We are adding equal groups today. I'm talking through the lesson. Have a pen and paper ready and pause the video to complete the different challenges.
Okay historians - are you ready to step back in time?
This term we will be learning about explorers – an explorer is someone who braves journeys across the world to find out new things! They are interested to learn more and are very inquisitive! What do you know about explorers already?
This bag belongs to an explorer.
We really weren't sure who exactly it belonged to so we decided to look inside. This is what we found. Who do you think these items might belong to? What clues are there that could help tell us what kind of an explorer they were? Look carefully at the different items. What do you think the items would have been used for? Can you draw the outline of a bag and inside draw and label the different items. As an extra challenge you could also write a sentence for each item describing what an explorer might use it for.
Are you ready for another Year 2 favourite? Sit back and enjoy the story My Best Friend Bob.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Good morning children. Well we certainly weren't expecting not to see you this week. What a strange world we live in - but don't worry, we will be here every day providing you with most of the learning that you would have been doing in class. So superstar learners - lets get started with a morning challenge.
We know how much you like to get started on your day with a morning challenge so today let's start with a BOGGLE!
Look carefully at the letters in the grid. How many words can you make using the letters given? What is the longest word you can make? What is the shortest word? Can you see any special friends in the grid that would help you? When you have found at least ten words have a go at putting the words into a sentence. Have fun everyone.
Each day we will provide you with a new set of special friends to practice reading and spelling just like we do in class.
Click on the link and watch the video - don't forget to join in!
Spelling words Link - https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LQAGFvnD/5msKGnxg
A poster has arrived in our classroom. It is for a lost polar bear from its family in the Arctic. Read the poster, what information can we gather? How are the family feeling? Where could he have gone do you think? Discuss where he might have gone. Write a letter back to the polar bear family telling them where you think he may have gone. You could give the family some advice about where they could look and try and reassure them that he is safe.
We would like you to think about equal groups today. Look at these pictures and say what you can see. Remember to use the language ___equal groups with ____ in each group.
Okay - fantastic - now have a look at this image and match the equal groups together - remember to describe the groups
Now have a look at this image. What do you notice?
How can we make these groups equal?
There are 12 balls in the PE cupboard. Can you help me sort them into equal groups?
Here's one way - how many other ways can you find?
Once you have found all the ways try sorting 15 balls into equal groups or as a tricky challenge 24 balls. You can use small objects to help you with your sorting. Remember to count out the correct amount first before sorting into groups. You can then record your different groups by drawing circles to represent your objects. Good luck with your challenge.
In science this half term we will be learning about living things and their habitats.
Today we are going to be thinking about things that living, things that are dead and things that have never been alive.
First watch this BBC bitesize clip about living things. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zg7s39q
When you have watched it click on the second link and follow the slides.
The challenge activity is at the end.
After all your hard work settle back and listen to one of our favourite stories in Year 2, Supertato!
Well superstar learners - we hope you enjoyed today's learning. Don't forget to send photographs of your work to our email address. We can't wait to see how you got on. See you tomorrow.
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