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Summer 1

I hope you all have a great half term. Work will be set on Summer 2 after the half term. 

Stay safe 

Miss Douse

HALF TERM 

I wish this were an ordinary half term where you were free to visit where ever you choose and play with all your friends. I have attached a list of activities that was published by the National Trust a few years ago. They are all fun things like 'fly a kite' or 'build a den'. Why not have a go at a few?!

 

50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4

Only other thing is spellings, these are some of the year 2 common exception words. If you can please have a go at these. 

Week 5- 18th May 

Well here we are... this week would have been our SATs week in school. 

Thank you for all the emails this week, it has been great to see what you have all been up to!

Don't worry if you do not get through all the work that is set. 

If you have any questions or just for a catch up my email is: 

rachael.douse@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk 

Stay Safe! 

Miss Douse x 

 

Don't forget, you still have access to all online learning platforms:

lexia

times tables rockstars

123 maths (for some children)

 

Children also have access to https://code.org/ if you then click sign in (top right) it will then ask you for a 6 letter code. Our class code is XMJQRH. Your child then needs to pick their name and their picture. If your child cannot remember their picture please email me on the address above. 

Maths 

This week in Maths is a recap of multiplication and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The links to the video is below as well as the work sheets for children to make there way through.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/  - Week 5 learning 

 

We have had an email from Timestable Rockstars explaining that there is new Guinness world record for the the highest score achieved on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute!". 

 

If you would like to make an Official Attempt, players need to record a video of themselves achieving their highest score in the Studio* and send the video to support@mathscircle.com by 23:59 UK time on 4th June 2020.

 

This is not one of your weekly tasks. If you would like to take part, I have attached some letters that explains in more detail. 

Good luck!

English

This week there will be a focus on poetry. I have attached a powerpoint that will explain shape poetry. I have also attached some sheets that could be used to make different shape poems. You do not have to stick to the ocean theme. You could do your shape poem about space, animals or transport etc.  I have also attached this weeks spelling tasks. 

 

 

Art

For Art this week I would like you to draw a self portrait, or one of your family members or both. Below is a powerpoint and sheets that can help you with the steps to complete a self portrait. Once you have drawn yourself/family member could you use paint instead of a pencil? Could you create yourself by collage? 

 

Week 4 - 11th May 

It has been great to see your hard work from this week! 

If you have any questions or just for a catch up my email is: 

rachael.douse@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk 

Stay Safe! 

Miss Douse x 

 

Don't forget, you still have access to all online learning platforms:

lexia

times tables rockstars

123 maths (for some children)

 

Children also have access to https://code.org/ if you then click sign in (top right) it will then ask you for a 6 letter code. Our class code is XMJQRH. Your child then needs to pick their name and their picture. If your child cannot remember their picture please email me on the address above. #

 

Maths

Click the link below to access the week 4 learning videos. Below are the worksheets. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ 

English 

This week is Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday! I have attached a powerpoint that will explain who Florence Nightingale was. As well as a reading comprehension and interview question template. Below are also spellings for this week. 

History

As it is Florence Nightingales 200th birthday. I would like you to complete a writing frame about her. Using all the facts you have learnt from your English tasks this week. 

If you do not have a printer do not worry this could be done on a piece of paper, computer etc. 

Great to see work being sent in from last week

Week 3- 3rd May

It has been fantastic to see your hard work from this week! 

If you have any questions or just for a catch up my email is: 

rachael.douse@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk 

Stay Safe! 

Miss Douse x 

 

Don't forget, you still have access to all online learning platforms:

lexia

times tables rockstars

123 maths (for some children)

 

Children also have access to https://code.org/ if you then click sign in (top right) it will then ask you for a 6 letter code. Our class code is XMJQRH. Your child then needs to pick their name and their picture. If your child cannot remember their picture please email me on the address above. 

 

Maths 

We are now at the point in the year were we would be going back to consolidate and ensure that children have still go the skills they learnt from September. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ Videos for each day can be accessed via this website the activities are below. 

English 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iptflWYEj8 - Watch Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett 

Think about Sunny. What does he look like? How does he act? What is his personality like? Is he funny, lonely, mischievous?  What does he do in the story? 

Can you write a character description for Sunny. 

Remember to make your writing better to add adjectives. For example; The elephant was walking - The tall, grey elephant was walking slowly. 

Remember capital letters and full stops. 

Geography

Can you research the UK and African Flat land and mountains. Can you compare the two places. See if you can find out what grows well? Who lives there and any other interesting facts. Discuss the different climates that you would see in these two countries. 

Make a poster comparing the UK and African flat land and mountains. What is the same/similar and what is different? 

Pick mountains in UK and Africa and compare and then flat lands in Uk and Africa and compare. 

 

Computing

Children also have access to https://code.org/ if you then click sign in (top right) it will then ask you for a 6 letter code. Our class code is XMJQRH. Your child then needs to pick their name and their picture. If your child cannot remember their picture please email me on the address above. 

 

If your child has finished Course B please follow this link 

https://code.org/athome

Week 2- 27th March

I have really enjoyed hearing from you by email, telling me how you're getting on at home and what the children have been getting up to, so if you have any questions or just for a catch up my email is: 

rachael.douse@waverley.newcastle.sch.uk 

Stay Safe! 

Miss Douse x 

 

Don't forget, you still have access to all online learning platforms:

lexia

times tables rockstars

123 maths (for some children)

 

Children also have access to https://code.org/ if you then click sign in (top right) it will then ask you for a 6 letter code. Our class code is XMJQRH. Your child then needs to pick their name and their picture. If your child cannot remember their picture please email me on the address above. 

 

MATHS:

Your new work can be found via https://whiterosemaths.com - you will find daily Maths lessons here that are aimed at revising topics you have already learned and adding a little more knowledge to make you think.

Go on to the site.

Click Home Learning.

Click Year 2 (on right hand side).

Click Week 2.

 

English: 

This week I am asking you to write me a letter about all the different things you have been getting up to. I have put a example letter (from me to you). Feel free to email it to me so I can see what you have been up to. I have also uploaded some tasks for this weeks spellings. 

 

 

Topic- Science:

This week in Science, i'd like you to look at a life cycle of a plant. You can get creative with this, how would you show a life cycle of a plant. I have attached a ppt about life cycles as well as a work sheet (if you would rather do this). 

WEEK 1

I hope you are all well. I hope you have had a lovely Easter. Please feel free to email me with any questions or pictures/ work the children have been getting up to at home. I've really enjoyed receiving them. I have attached above a word document with other activites that could be used.

 

Maths

Measurement: Mass, Capacity and Temperature. 

The children would be: 

  • Comparing mass- using more than, less than, heavier, lighter, equal
  • Measure mass in grams
  • Measure mass in Kilograms
  • Compare volume- using more than, less than, heavier, lighter, equal
  • Mililitres
  • Litres
  • Temperature 

 

This is a really practical unit so children could measuring the mass, capacity and temperature of different objects within the house. Please encourage children to read the scales as this is vital skill for them to develop. 

If you do not have access to a printer here are some websites for measurement games: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

 

http://www.maths-games.org/measurement-games.html

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=capacity

 

White rose have lots of fun activities to ensure that children's skills are still progressing. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

 

Below are your child's spellings for the next 6 weeks. Please continue to learn them.

Topic- Plants 

Our topic this term would be plants. 

In school children would have been given the chance to describe and observe plants.

I have put an flower and tree observation sheet below. Children can observe flowers and trees within their gardens or outside space. With your child you could have a discussion about the different parts of the flowering plants/ trees.  

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