Year 2

 Work to be undertaken during the closure of the school: Week 2nd - 5th November

Optional Learning Activities: My Activity Book

  • Choose one of the Joe Wicks classes to do each day from the internet.
  • Year 1 English: Practise these spellings, use in sentences everyday and maybe try and write a short story with them:  fear, hear, heard, near, tear, beard, spear, dead, spread and weather. This week we will be focusing on Bonfire Night. Please can you use the internet and find out about The Firework Code and Bonfire safety. There are some 2Do's set for you on Purple Mash.
  • Year 2 Phonics: There are some 2Do's set on Purple Mash for you.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: There are lots of 2Do's set for you on Purple Mash. Please also practise counting in 2's, 5's ,10's and 3's as well as counting on and back to 100. 
  • Lexia: Keep going on the level you are at. Try and do a bit each day.
  • Science:  There is a 2Do set on Purple Mash.
  • History: Try and find out about Guy Fawkes, use these links to help you, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zjsqbdm.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/fawkes-13 
  • History: There is a 2Do to complete.
  • Art: Using the painting program on Purple Mash which has been set for you, please create a Bonfire Night picture. Try and use as many different tools as you can to create amazing fireworks.
  • Music: Listen to Music for The Royal Fireworks by Handel. Use this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5vfAoPwepg Do you like the music? Can you recognise any instruments? Draw the ones you can see and label them.
  • RE: Following our work on New Beginnings there is a 2Do set on Purple Mash. 

Well done everyone for working so hard! I hope you all have an amazing summer holiday and a time to rest. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in September!

Every morning, at 9 am, Joe Wicks will be leading a free live PE lesson for all children via his YouTube channel, The Body Coach. This would be a brilliant way to start each day. I think Fluffington will be taking part. It would be great to hear how many of you have done the same.

 

Week 14 - 13 July 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 14.
  • Year 2 English: Use BBC Bitesize daily starting 13th July.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: there, their, maid, made, sale, sail, see and sea.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday. Check out this summer challenge https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 13th July. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts. Practise telling the time at '0' clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour on a digital clock. Learn to tell all times on an analogue clock.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science:  In your orange topic book, design a healthy Medieval Banquet for a King and a Queen. Explain why your meal is healthy.
  • History: There are two 2Do's set on Purple Mash.
  • Art: Design your own family shield. Then over the next couple of weeks make your shield.
  • Music: Listen carefully to simple tunes and see which mole is singing the wrong note! Use https://www.musicteachers.co.uk/games/holy-mole/index.html
  • RE: In your orange topic book,  draw/write 10 things that mums and dads do to show you they love you. Think about things that Christians are thankful to God for. Write a prayer to say thank you for them.
  • Computing: There is a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • PSHE: Make a poster  of all the things you are looking forward to doing when you come back to school. Have you got any goals that you want to achieve?
  • Geography: Continue to find out about York and create either an information leaflet/poster or power point about York. Please complete this week. 
  • Driffield Show: There are more classes open now to send entries direct to the judges at the 'show' to win some fabulous prizes. Follow this link  https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk/notthedriffieldshow2020 and enjoy some competitions. 

Week 13 - 6 July 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 13.
  • Year 2 English: Use BBC Bitesize daily starting 6th July.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: pear, pair, fair, fare, hear and here
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday. Check out this summer challenge https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 6th July. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts. Practise telling the time at '0' clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour on a digital clock. Learn to tell all times on an analogue clock.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science:  Two 2Do's have been set on Purple Mash.
  • History: Find out about William the Conqueror and the Bayeux Tapestry. There is a 2Do set on Purple Mash.
  • Art: Design your own family shield. Then over the next couple of weeks make your shield.
  • Music: In your orange topic book, find out about Medieval Music. Listen to examples and write about what you think about the music you hear.
  • RE: Jesus is a friend to the friendless, as seen in last weeks story. Jesus chose 12 people to be his world - changers. Imagine you need to chose 12 people to help you be a world changer. Who would you chose? Draw them in your orange topic book and write sentences about why you have chosen them.
  • Computing: There is a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • PSHE: There is a 2Do on Purple Mash. 
  • Geography: I would like you to find out about York and create either an information leaflet/poster or power point about York. Please allow two weeks for this job as it is a big one! 

Week 12 - 29 June 2020: 

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 12.
  • Year 2 English: Use BBC Bitesize daily starting 29th June.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: oh, Mrs, people, their, called, looked, asked and could.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday. Check out this summer challenge https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 29th June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts. Practise telling the time at '0' clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science:   A 2Do has been set on Purple Mash.
  • History: Continue to find out about medieval workers in a castle and create an information booklet or powerpoint about the jobs they did. . 
  • Art: Use https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-016-paul-klee-photo-pack  Aim to complete your picture this week and if possible email it into school.
  • Music: A 2Do has been set on Purple Mash.
  • RE: Read the story of Zacchaeus here. In your orange topic book draw Zacchaeus at the start and end of the story. Then think about and answer the following: What is the message in the story?  How did spending time with Jesus change Zacchaeus? Can you think of a time in your life when you've changed as a person?
  • Computing: There is a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • PSHE: In your orange topic book, can you create an information poster all about you so you can introduce yourself to our new starters in September. 

Week 11 - 22 June 2020: NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 11.
  • Year 2 English: Use BBC Bitesize daily starting 22nd June.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: most, only, both, old, cold, gold, hold and told.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 22nd June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science:   Click here  to watch a lesson presentation on food we eat. Click here for your activity. Then in your orange topic book write about farm to fork in your own words and illustrate.
  • PE: It's National School Sports Week! Here is a booklet of idea with a whole host of activities to try. Attempt to do something from every section: athletics, teams, adventure and artistic. It's lovely to receive photographs or even videos via the school website to keep us happy at school. There will be a section on the 'Sports News' page of the website (under the 'Pupils' tab) where I will add them all.
  • History: Find out about medieval workers in a castle and create an information booklet or powerpoint about the jobs they did. This is a big job so please allow two weeks to complete it. 
  • Art: Use https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-016-paul-klee-photo-pack  Look at the Castle and Sun picture and over the next two weeks I would like you to create your own version by either drawing or using shapes. Then take your time and colour in the different shapes in bright colours using your preferred media.
  • Music: I would like you to find out about the Brass section of an orchestra. Name the different instruments and try and listen to a piece of music that is played by Brass instruments. Present your work in your orange topic book.
  • RE: Read the story of The Kind Stranger here. In your orange topic book, think about how God makes us be good people? What was the message in this story? Which characters were good and why?
  • Computing: There is a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • PSHE: In your orange topic book, can you draw and write about all the different ways we learn and then choose your favourite ways and explain why this is your preferred way/s to learn new things.

Week 10 - 15 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 10.
  • Year 2 English: Use BBC Bitesize daily starting 15th June.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: door, floor, poor, behind, child, children, wild and climb.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 15th June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book,choose two plants in your garden and measure their growth each week for the next 4 weeks and record. Click on science next to the bullet point for a lesson presentation to watch to help complete worksheet 2. Worksheet 1 and worksheet 2.
  • History: Castles worksheet. Click on History next to the bullet point to watch a powerpoint to support work.
  • Art: Use https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-016-paul-klee-photo-pack  Look at Separation in the evening 1922 and try and create your own version using whatever art resources you have. Write a paragraph explaining how you created your work.
  • Music: I would like you to find out about the string section of an orchestra. Name the different instruments and try and listen to a piece of music that is played by string instruments. Present your work in your orange topic book.
  • RE: In your orange topic book, brainstorm your thoughts about who is God? How do we know so much about him? Read this poem, Footprints in the Sand and think about what it means and what do you think it tells us about God. Record your ideas.
  • Computing: There is a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • PSHE: In your orange topic book, can you draw and write about all things you could do as a baby and what you can do now. Think about the changes that have taken place. Then write and draw about a goal that you would like to achieve this year and how you think you can achieve it.

Week 9 - 8 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 9.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: happy, pretty, smelly, moody, cheeky, sleepy, messy, muddy, copy, cry, reply and try.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 8th June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about different types of seeds. Draw, label and describe the seeds. Can you find 6 different ways seeds travel and disperse and record in your book. There is a 2Do set on Purple Mash to complete too.  
  • History: Our new topic is Castles. In your orange topic book please write down everything you know about Castles and things you want to find out. I would like you to find out about famous Castles, such as the one used in Harry Potter and record your findings. Then look at different types of Castles through time and present them on a simple timeline.
  • Art: Use https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-016-paul-klee-photo-pack to look at some of Paul Klee's work. Then use this link https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-ad-017-paul-klee-colouring-sheet to complete a piece of art work. 
  • Music: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=classics Use this link to explore classical music activities for children.
  • Computers: Choose a game that you play, could be on the computer or a board game and write simple instructions of how to play it in your orange topic book.
  • RE: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p56GHm8rGV8 a story called, 'Seeds of Friendship.' Draw your favourite part and think about how this is a non-religious creation story.
  • PSHE:  In your orange topic book can you record some of the things you have enjoyed doing at home during lockdown.

Week 8 - 1 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 8.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: be, bee, new, knew, there, their, they're, for, four, hole, whole, right and write.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 1st June. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables and division facts.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about the plants that grow in a woodland environment. Please draw the plants and include some information about them. 
  • Geography: In your orange topic book please find out about the different climate zones and present a poster or fact sheet about them.
  • Art: Find out about the artist Paul Klee, choose how you present your information.
  • Music: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=classics Use this link to explore classical music activities for children.
  • Computers: Find out what an algorithm is and make a poster of some of the different games you play on a computer. There is a 2Do on Purple Mash set as well.
  • RE: Use this link to find out about the Islamic creation story, https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-re-293-islamic-creation-story-powerpoint. In your orange topic book draw and write about the story.
  • PSHE:  Use this link, https://www.earlyyearsstorybox.com/corona/? to read a story called, 'Don't worry, Little Bear!' There are some nice activities to explore too.

 

Bank Holiday Monday and half term break:

Enjoy your holiday week. 

Week 7 - 18 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 7.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: fraction, election, section, direction, suction, destruction and instruction.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Go on BBC Bitesize and complete identifying homophones activity for this week.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 18th May. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about the plants that grow in the Rainforest. Please draw the plants and include some information about them. On BBC Bitesize in Y2 science lessons, please watch Introduction to seasons, day and night. This lesson is from 22nd April.
  • Geography: Continue in your orange topic book the work set last week. 
  • DT: Continue working on your kites. 
  • Music: Use BBC Bitesize Bring the noise, play it resources to have some musical fun.
  • Computers: Continue to use the topic that you have chosen to make a power point about it. 
  • RE: There is a 2Do set on Purple Mash to make an Eid Card.
  • PSHE: Try some activities from this site. https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack.
  • Use this link to read a story for children about coronavirus. https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate spring and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition. 

Week 6 - 11 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 6.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: question, motion, nation, fiction, station, relation, education and action.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site. Use BBC Bitesize daily phonics lessons.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: Please use BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 11th May. 
  • Please continue to learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book I would like you to find out about the parts of plants that we eat. Write the headings roots, stem, flower and leaves and draw examples for each.  There is a 2D on Purple Mash for you to complete as well.
  • Geography: In your orange topic book I would like you to name the 7 continents and 5 oceans. Choose a continent and find out about it. What is the weather like there? What are traditional dishes? etc. Please choose how to present your information and allow two weeks to complete this activity.
  • DT: Use your kite design to start making it! We will aim to fly them when we come back to school.
  • Music: Use BBC Bitesize Bring the noise, play it resources to have some musical fun.
  • Computers: Use the topic that you have chosen to make a power point about it. You can use 2simple resources on Purple Mash or any software that you have. This is a big project and it doesn't need to be in until we go back to school.
  • RE: Watch BBC Religions of the World animation, 5 pillars of Islam. In your topic book record what you have learnt.
  • PSHE: Try some activities from this site. https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack

Week 5 - 4 May 2020

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 5.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: don't, isn't, doesn't, didn't, won't and can't.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Year 2 week 4 this week, record your work in your maths book or you could print out the pages. Please remember to include dates.
  • Please learn the 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: Aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: In your orange topic book can you find out what the roots, stem, leaves and flower head do. You can present your work in any way that you like, poster, leaflet etc.
  • Geography: In your orange topic book can you find out about what the weather is usually like in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Try and find out which plants grow in the different seasons and include the changes too, for example, leaves falling, conkers growing etc.
  • DT: We are meant to be making kites this half term! I would like you to research different types of kites and then in your orange topic book, design your own kite. Please list the materials you want to use.
  • Computers: Our new topic is about researching and presenting information as a power point. I would like you to choose a topic that you are interested in and create a mind map of things that you want to find out about. The topic could be anything you like, dinosaurs, football teams, plants, famous people, animals etc. Please create your mind map in your orange topic book.
  • RE:  Play this quiz to test your knowledge. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/ramadan-quiz.  
  • PSHE: Try some activities from this site. https://www.relaxkids.com/calm-pack
  • PE/Dance: Our wonderful School Sports Partnership has begun to launch isolation competitions with some brilliant prizes. The first is a dance competition. The following link SSP DANCE will give you access to the rules and how to enter. Good luck!
  • Music: Watch BBC Bite size playing instruments made from rubbish, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfjn34j. Have a go at making music out of things in your house. Take a picture and email into school if possible.
  • Citizenship: On Friday 8th May the United Kingdom should have had a very special Bank Holiday - a decision had been made to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.    It is very important that we still take time to reflect on this historic day, I am sure Captain Tom Moore will be joining the celebrations too. Watch this short BBC film,           VE Day and then enjoy some code-breaking puzzles and activities devised by the brilliant people at Bletchley Park. This is an incredible war museum with a difference; it was the nerve centre of code-breaking during WWII where some of the finest mathematicians in the country worked to solve clues in order to crack wartime messages.
  • PSHE: Although we are not able to go out and about as often as usual, it is still crucial that everyone keeps safe on and around our roads. Here is a fun sheet with some important messages to ensure you take care: road safety.

Week 4 - 27 April 2020

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 Week 4.
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: I'm, I'll, I've, I'd, she's, he's, it's and there's.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year 2 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Year 2 week 3 this week, record your work in your maths book or you could print out the pages. Please remember to include dates.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • Science: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • Geography: I have set a 2Do task on Purple Mash.
  • Art: Create an observational picture of a flower or flowers. You can decide if you want to paint or colour etc. Send your work via email if possible.
  • Computers: There is an internet safety activity set for you on Purple Mash.
  • RE: Watch, What is Ramadan? on BBC Bite size. There is a task set on Purple Mash for you to do.
  • Citizenship: On Friday 8th May the United Kingdom should have had a very special Bank Holiday - a decision had been made to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.    It is very important that we still take time to reflect on this historic day, I am sure Captain Tom Moore will be joining the celebrations too. Watch this short BBC film,           VE Day and then enjoy some code-breaking puzzles and activities devised by the brilliant people at Bletchley Park. This is an incredible war museum with a difference; it was the nerve centre of code-breaking during WWII where some of the finest mathematicians in the country worked to solve clues in order to crack wartime messages

Week 3 - 20 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 2 English: This link includes lessons for every day this week. Click on Hamilton home learning English Year 2 week 3
  • Practise these spellings and use in sentences everyday: happiness, laziness, silliness, slowly, quickly and happily.
  • Go on phonics play and practise sounds and tricky words for phase 5. Play a phase 6 game on the site.
  • Read everyday.
  • Year2 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 2 Week 2 (the second on the site) activities this week.  Record your work in your maths book or you could print out the pages. Please remember to include dates.
  • IXL - Continue to work your way through questions for Year 2.
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • PURPLE MASH: We are going to be looking at weather this half term. I have set a 2Do for you to create a spring scene.
  • Science: Our new topic is plants. In your orange book please can you draw and label as many different plants that you can find out about.
  • Music: I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash for you to create your own composition, have fun and be creative!

Easter Holidays!

We have been sent the following link from the diocese with lots of ideas and activities if you need inspiration during this time.

Holy Week Activities

One project we would really like you to do is to make a miniature Easter garden. The link above has super ideas of how to add to this daily to include many important elements which show different aspects of the life of Jesus in a creative and natural way.

You can take pictures of your finished gardens and send them to the school email address to share with us all.

Week 2 - 30 March 2020:

 ***** PURPLE MASH UPDATE ****

Well done to all of you who have managed to get to grips with this. It has been a learning curve for us all and we had no warning to be able to practise at school. Anyway, you're doing great! Just a few pointers:

  • The '2Do' and 'Alert' tabs let you know that I have been in touch or set work.
  • Remember to use the 'Hand in' button when you have completed your work. This allows me to know you have finished and not just paused to get some exercise. If you go on the 2Do tab at the top, my comments will appear and you can choose to either 'continue work' or 'Hand in'. The background changes from blue to turquoise when it has been corrected and checked.
  • There is a 'display board' on the Sharing tab. When I have checked your edited work, it will be displayed for everyone to see.
  • If you have any problems please email school as we are constantly in touch with each other or in school to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
  • We have got this!

If you're struggling to keep up with Joe Wicks or simply need an extra challenge, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly) is teaching a dance class every morning at 11.30am. You can watch her live or catch up later on all her classes on YouTube.

  • Practice these spellings each day and use in sentences: wishful, painful, careful, careless, homeless, fearless, agreement, department and enjoyment.
  • Go on Lexia each day if possible.
  • Use Phonics Play to practice phonics. (Type Phonics Play into google and you should be able to use it for free now)
  • Complete a reading comprehension.
  • Write about the story of Easter in your English books.
  • Write an acrostic either using the word Easter or words associated with it. Can you challenge yourself and make it rhyme?
  • Continue completing test papers and IXL task set.
  • Maths: visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 2 Week 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Use Purple Mash game A - fish -metic level 3 to develop multiplication skills.
  • Use Purple Mash Art to create an Easter egg.
  • Purple Mash to do alert, write about your favourite fruit.
  • Art: If you haven't already put a rainbow in your window at home, make sure you have one by the end of the week. Check the Class 1 page of the school website to see if Fluffington has completed his rainbow by the end of the week.  
  • For Science can you find out what humans need to eat to stay healthy and fit. What are the different food groups and which should we eat the most from? Present your information in your orange book.
  • Remember to exercise each day, read a book and continue your twinkl activities.

Week 1 - 23 March 2020:

Home Learning List

  • IXL Counting and number patterns.
  • Read a book every day and complete one of the reading comprehensions tasks.
  • Write a page for your diary.
  • Try some of the Twinkl activities.