Work for the week beginning 18/5/20
I hope you are all well. It has been amazing to see all the fantastic work from last week and the children's smiley faces. I am so proud of all the children and their positive attitudes to home schooling. I will be ringing again this week for a catch up and can't wait to have a chat with my Y2 Superstars. Friday would have been Sports Day so Mr Wassell has devised a Virtual Sports Day, see the events below.
The focus for this week is position and direction looking at quarter, half and three quarter turns as well as clockwise and anticlockwise directions. I've included the Focus maths activities and some White Rose work too. There are supporting games on Education City.
There are two main tasks this week. The first is a grammar booklet on contractions. Contractions are words that have apostrophes in place of missing letters for example I'm, it's etc. The second task is to plan and write a set of instructions, these can be instructions to make whatever your child likes. I have included a planning sheet and a success criteria below so it is clear what your child must include in their instructions. There are some contraction games on Education City too. The spelling focus for this week is the ness and ment suffixes.
The focus for this week is the weather. I have included a PowerPoint below which asks your child to think back to the weather chart they completed at the beginning of the Enchanted Wood Summer Term topic. Then for the main task, the PowerPoint asks your child to devise a weather forecast for a place of their choice. It is totally up to you how you wish to do your forecast, it could be a drawn or printed map with the weather symbols written on or your child may wish to video record themselves doing a weather forecast. I have included a Uk and World map below to support this task.
Finally Friday would have been sports day. The list of sports day activities is below so you can all take part at home. There will be video examples put on the school website throughout the week so you can start practising each day. A record sheet will be posted too so your scores can be recorded. I have included some colouring sheets below and certificates so you can prepare for the big day.
Virtual sports day races
1. Egg and spoon (hard boiled egg, potato or suitably shaped stone)
2. Dressing up race (hat, gloves, scarf, coat)
3. Star jumps in 1 minute.
4. Throw and catch in 1 minute with mum or dad
5. Paper plane javelin
6. Design your own obstacle course (optional)
Have a great week and I look forward to catching up with you all by phone. Please contact my by email firstname.lastname@example.org in the meantime if you have any concerns.
Have a good week, lots of love.
Mrs Bagshaw x
WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 11/5/20
I hope you all enjoyed the VE Day celebrations, it was great to see all the work from the children this week. Please find below the work for the week ahead.
The focus for this week is fractions. I have used the White Rose Maths resources this week and there is a step by step activity for each day. Also I have included the link to the White Rose website below as there is a teaching presentation for each day's learning. The fractions activities are from WEEK 2 (THIS IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE). I have also put some supporting fraction games on Education City.
English and Spelling
The next English block is instructions, this is a shorter two week block so there is a reading activity and two grammar tasks this week. The first task is to read the instructions to make Gingerbread people and complete the reading comprehension questions related to the instructions. Then there are two grammar activity packs. The first one is for homophones, these are words that sound the same but have different spellings for example here/hear, bare/bear. The second grammar activity is related to commas in lists. Finally the spellings focus on words with the al letters that make a or sound. There are supporting games for the grammar activities on Education City.
The focus this week is the four seasons. I would like the children to think about the weather, plants and length of day associated with each season. I have included fact cards below for the seasons and a season sorting activity. Finally the main task for the children is to design a poster showing each of the seasons and the weather, plants/trees and length of day for each. This can be done in any way and you could use the sorting activity pictures if you like as part of the poster.
The computing task this week is to send an email with help. Therefore I thought the children could send me an email either sending work or just a short message. These messages can be sent to email@example.com and I'll reply to all.
Have a good week, stay safe and love to you all.
Mrs Bagshaw x
VE THEME DAY 7/5/20
As you are aware, there is a special day this week, VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), which is on May 8th. As a school we are going to be celebrating this by having a themed day on the 7/5/2020. On this day I would like your child to complete special activities below, some of them we will be doing as a whole school and I would love you to send me some pictures of what you get up to. We would like everyone to create their own Union Jack Flag and put it up in their window, to celebrate and say thank you to all those soldiers, who lost their lives during the war.
There is a Powerpoint for you to read through with your child to explain the importance of VE day to begin the theme day. Then the activities for the theme day are to create a flag, design a medal (this can be made practically as well as completing the worksheet), complete a reading comprehension, order the events leading up to VE Day to make a timeline (you may just want to pick key events rather than using all the timeline cards) and finally make a Spitfire glider.
Have fun and enjoy this very special celebration. Mrs Bagshaw xx
WORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 4/5/20
The focus for the work this week is capacity and temperature. Most of the work involves reading scales in particular temperatures on a thermometer. There are some activities below as well as supporting games and activities on Education City.
English and Spellings
The main activity this week is for the children to write their own traditional tale based on the Hansel and Gretel work they have completed. It may be that they retell the Hansel and Gretel story but change the characters and events. Firstly the children will need to use the story mountain to plan their story, the children are very familiar with this sheet and usually draw pictures with a few key words in each box to plan their story. Then when writing their story the children can use the success criteria sheet to check they include all the key elements in their story. Finally the children can use the success criteria to check their work. If you would like to email me photo copies of the story, I will give the children three stars and a wish for their stories.
The spelling focus this week is suffixes. For both the spellings and story writing, there are supporting games on Education City.
I have just set one topic task this week as you may want to use any other time to complete some of the VE Day work. The topic task this week is to create a tree collage. Please only use things you have around the house and drawings will be fine if you are short on craft materials. I have included some example tree collages in the document below.
I hope you all have a good week. It was wonderful to catch up with you all on the telephone last week and I can't wait to see you all in person.
Stay safe and lots of love to you all, Mrs Bagshaw x
Work for the week beginning 27.4.20
The focus for maths this week is the relationship between addition and subtraction. The children have been taught that they are inverse (opposite) operations. We have done a lot of work on making calculations from three numbers so for example I would give the children 5, 11, 6 and they would record four calculations (5+6=11, 6+5=11, 11-5=6, 11-6=5). The rules we have learnt are addition can be done in any order and for subtraction the bigger number goes first. This will be a good starting point for maths this week. Although if your child if confused to start I would give them a full calculation 5+6=11, then get them to do it in a different order 6+5=11 then to work out the subtraction calculations by putting the bigger number first. There are maths activities below plus the usual supporting games on Education City.
This is the second week of the traditional tale unit and the grammar focus is sentence types and the past and present tense. There are four sentence types to learn in Y2, a statement (The girl has a ball), command (Put your coat on!), question (How are you?) and exclamation sentence. Exclamation sentences are the hardest, they need to start with What or how and have a verb and exclamation mark. (What a beautiful day it is! Or What a beautiful day it was!) The activity book below for sentence types and sentence tenses does start with a guide for parents but please email me if you have any questions. I have also attached posters we use in class.
Then the second focus is the past and present tense. The activities below focus on the present tense (I walk to school, he jumps up high), the past tense (I walked to school, he jumped up high), the present progressive tense (I am walking to school, he is jumping up high) and the past progressive tense (I was walking to school, he was jumping up high). Again the activity booklet does explain this is more detail first. There are also supporting tasks on Education City.
The focus is words ending with le and el.
The focus continues on trees. I have attached below a sorting activities for evergreen (trees that keep their leaves) and deciduous (trees that lose their leaves). There is an answer sheet!!!! You could extend this by grouping the trees in a different way.
The new unit focuses on emailing. The task for this week is to design a poster to show all the different ways of sending messages, traditional (letter, card) and electronic (email, blog, video message). I have included a web link below to show ways of electronic messaging. Please email pictures of these posters and I will be able to put them in the Y2 Computing class work booklet.
I hope you are all well and can’t wait to catch up with you all. For those children I have not spoken to yet, I will be contacting you all personally this week to catch up. In the meantime if you have any questions for concerns at all please contact me on the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Stay safe and lots of love to you all,
Mrs Bagshaw x
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