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Friday 17th July 2020

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome to your final day of Year 2! laugh

We are very sad that we can't see you at school sad but we have made some videos for you to watch below. Today is all about having fun whilst being creative so you can enjoy your last day of home learning with us. 

You may want to start your last day with the way we like best a good workout! 

GET MOOOOOOOVING YEAR 2! wink

Arts and Crafts at Home

Here are some art activities we thought might be nice for today blush. We have tried to choose tasks that you would be able to complete without buying new things.

For example: 

Symmetrical Patterns made out of paper towel 

Cotton bud painting or you could use your finger tips

Creating a dream catcher using paper, card and colouring pencils. If you have other art materials you could use these as well blush.

Or be creative with food and cook or bake something with your grown up! 

 

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A Bucket List for the Summer!

Even though we might not be able to go away there are many things you could try and do over the summer holidays. We always find when you write things down you're less likely to forget them blush. Spend some time creating a 'Summer Bucket List' of things you would like to learn to do, go and see, cook, play or anything else you can think of. 

Here is an example below

A final note...

Year 2 you really have been amazing this year from start to finish! We are proud of the way you have coped not being at school and completing your home learning with so much effort and enthusiasm. We've seen baking, HUGE beans growing, bike rides, TT Rockstars high scores and so much more laugh. You, and your grown ups, all deserve a restful break and we hope you manage to enjoy some sunshine over the holidays. Thank you very much to your wonderful parents as well for all your help and support over the last 2 terms- without you during this time our job would be very difficult. Thank you!

 

Good Luck in Year 3, we know you will all be super stars and show your new teachers just how amazing you all are! Remember to watch our video messages smiley.

Stay safe! 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

 

Hi Year 2, From Miss Glennon

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From Miss Mendham

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From Mrs Kirby

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From Mrs Newell

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Thursday 16th July 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Can you believe it is Thursday already? 

We hope you are having a great week so far and are enjoying your final week of Year 2 home learning. laugh

 

Time to get moving! 

You can choose what exercise you would like to do this morning, you might like to complete a PE lesson with Joe Wicks here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvXvdqHA8SBgwn5i6kGV8xv go for a walk or dance to your favourite song! 

Reading

Spend some time reading to your grown up or sibling. We would like you to focus on fluency and expression over the next few days. Think about how you could use your voice to engage the audience. You the Oxford Owl link to see some examples. How did the reader keep you engaged? What did you notice? https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/storyteller-videos-traditional-tales/

You can then apply this when reading your own book. Try reading the same text over the next few days and see if you can build your fluency. Fluency is the speed we read at. The more you read the better your fluency will be but remember to check your understanding by talking about what you have read.

Maths

Colin and Coco need your help! In the maths folder you will find a mixture of fractions questions to solve and a game to play over the next couple of days. Colin and Coco don't know how to solve fraction questions so make sure you show your method and remember you can also use objects to help you.  The answers will be posted tomorrow so you can self check your work. 

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Guided Reading

On the Cracking Comprehension website today you will find your reading text and questions. Today's comprehension is called 'Us Two' by the author A.A. Milne. What might the text be about? Who could us two be? Do they have to be human? 

English

In English today we would like you to create wow us with a final piece of writing so we can show your new teachers in Year 3. Choose from the selection of images in the English folder to help inspire you or you could choose one of you own. You don't need to write pages and pages! Around 10- 15 quality lines will be enough to show off your skills! laugh

 

Top tips!

  • Plan what you want to write (think about which picture or what inspires you to write)
  • Use exciting and adventurous vocabulary
  • Think it, say it, write it then check it! 
  • take time to add in a variety of sentences which challenge you to use a range of punctuation 
  • Edit and redraft (remember your first copy is only the beginning as a writer)
  • make sure you writing makes sense. We don't want you to use all of the above which then means your writing isn't coherent 

We look forward to reading your paragraphs later on. Send them to us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address 

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Science

This term in Science we have been learning all about animals, habitats and food chains. For Science today you have a creative activity - making your own Bug Hotel! Click the following link for instructions on how to make your own mini habitat https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/activity/make-a-simple-bug-or-ladybird-home  You can make your bug hotel with items you have at home e.g milk bottle, newspaper or you might want to go outside and collect some leaves and twigs. We hope you enjoy making your own bug hotel!  

 

Enjoy your penultimate day Year 2 and we will enjoy some final activities tomorrow! 

 

We are sad to see you go already crying

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020 

Good Morning Year 2! 

The weather keeps changing this week, it has been sunny yes, cloudy and rainy no so far. Lets have a look at what weather we can expect over the next few days.  Is it going to be warmer or cooler tomorrow?

Reading

Spend some time reading to your grown up or sibling. We would like you to focus on fluency and expression over the next few days. Think about how you could use your voice to engage the audience. You the Oxford Owl link to see some examples. How did the reader keep you engaged? What did you notice? https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/storyteller-videos-traditional-tales/

You can then apply this when reading your own book. Try reading the same text over the next few days and see if you can build your fluency. Fluency is the speed we read at. The more you read the better your fluency will be but remember to check your understanding by talking about what you have read. 

Maths

Today in maths you will be finding thirds of amounts. How do we find a third? In the maths folder you will find a PowerPoint to help you, the presentation shows you different methods you can use to solve fraction questions. When you have finished the PowerPoint please complete the activity in the maths folder. Remember when answering reasoning questions it is really important that you explain how you know. You can explain with a sentence or a picture to show the correct answer.

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Guided Reading

For today's task you have a Cracking Comprehension task to read and complete. It is called 'A Real Princess' by Hans Christian Andersen. What type of text do you think you might be reading today? What do you think that? Could it e any other genre? Why?

English 

Today is English we would like you to continue with your 'All about me' activity. Here's a reminder of what to include! 

You may want to use PowerPoint, a poster, a booklet or a video message with pictures! Here are some ideas of information you may like to include...

  • your name and a picture or drawing (these will not be going on the website but handed to your new teacher at school)
  • your interests 
  • your family 
  • your favourite food 
  • what you enjoy at school 
  • what you find tricky 
  • what you would like to improve 
  • what helps you learn at school 
  • what your looking forward to learning about
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RE

For your final RE task of Year 2, we would like you to open the following link and discuss 'Looking Back, Stepping Forward'. Begin by looking at the images and think about which are the good images and why. Then watch the gospel about how best to receive God's gifts. There will be some time to think and discuss after the video. You may want to do this with a grown up or a sibling. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-07-13/2020_07_13_assembly_for_home/

Music 

Over the past few weeks we have thought about how to make our own music, today we would like you to think about your favourite style of music. What is your favourite song? Why?  Once you have thought about your favourite song ask a grown up in your home what their favourite song is and why. If you haven't heard their favourite song you might want to listen to it. Do you like it?  Do you and your grown up like the same songs or different? Why do you think this might be? We hope you enjoy spending some time listening (and maybe dancing and singing as well!laugh) to different songs this afternoon. 

 

Have a brilliant day Year 2! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon smiley

 

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Hello Year 2! 

Exercise is a great way to start the day so pick a fun challenge to complete here 

https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/#/videos

Phonics

Visit the phonics folder to find the 2 powerpoints from yesterday's home learning. Remember you have a choice of 'Outdoor Phonics' tasks or some 'Phase 6 Phonics' tasks using the computer. 

Maths 

Today in maths you are going to be learning all about thirds. In the maths folder you will find a PowerPoint which will help you to identify one third of different shapes. Once you have finished the PowerPoint  please complete the sheet in the maths folder. 

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Guided Reading

Another Cracking Comprehension task has been set for you to complete today all about 'Choosing Materials'. See how many links you can make to your DT and Science learning you have completed over the last couple of terms. 

English 

Over the next 2 days we would like you to create a piece of work for your new teacher that explains and describes you blush. We know how wonderful you all are but we would love your new teachers to know something about you before September. We haven't provided a sheet because we would love you to show off your creativity just like you have done in previous home learning tasks. Plus your new teacher would love to see what you come up with laugh.

 

You may want to use powerpoint, a poster, a booklet or a video message with pictures! Here are some ideas of information you may like to include...

  • your name and a picture or drawing (these will not be going on the website but handed to your new teacher at school)
  • your interests 
  • your family 
  • your favourite food 
  • what you enjoy at school 
  • what you find tricky 
  • what you would like to improve 
  • what helps you learn at school 
  • what your looking forward to learning about

 

Please send your 'All about me' to us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address. 

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PSHE

Over the past few weeks in PSHE we have thought about how to give and receive compliments as well as showing appreciation for others. Today in PSHE we would like you to write a thank you letter to the Teaching Assistants who have helped you this year - Mrs Kirby, Mrs Newell and Mrs Italiano.   They have worked really hard to help you this year so think about everything they have done to support you.

Please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk with your completed letter so we can share them. 

Reading 

Time to get stuck into a great book! Pick a comfy spot and choose a book to read either by yourself or aloud to your grown up. Please remember the  Summer Reading Challenge has started so don't forget to log the books you have read to earn badges https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

You can choose a book read online here https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks

 

We hope you enjoy your home learning today laugh

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Monday 13th July 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Welcome to Monday's home learning, we hope you have had a lovely weekend and are feeling ready for the week aheadsmiley We've got some great activities which we think you'll enjoy! 

Phonics

Over the next 2 days you have a choice of activities in the phonics folder. You will find 2 powerpoints including some 'Outdoor Phonics' tasks or some 'Phase 6 Phonics' tasks. The weather is getting nicer so you may wish to complete one outdoor activity today and one tomorrow but we will leave that for you to decide smiley.

Maths

Last week in Maths we were learning how to find one half and one quarter of objects and amounts. This week in maths we are continuing to think about fractions. Today you are going to be finding two quarters and three quarters! In the maths folder you will find a PowerPoint all about finding quarters, when you are feeling confident please complete the sheet in the maths folder. We would like to see your maths work today so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk when you have finished. 

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Guided Reading

Log on to Cracking Comprehension to find your guided reading task for today called Edith Cavell. This is a no fiction text so have a think about what the purpose of the text might be before reading.

English

Now you are so close to becoming Year 3 children laugh we would like to spend this week reflecting on your past year and your future year with your new teacher. When you have completed the tasks we will post them on the 'Updates for your friends' page so everyone can see your lovely ideas and reflections. 

 

Today we would like you to begin by writing a paragraph about 3 of your greatest achievements in Year 2. It might be...

  •  a personal achievement relating to confidence or sharing ideas in class
  •  a particular subject you've got better at 
  • a friendship 
  • improved your speaking and listening
  • improved your confidence when reading or performing to others 

There are so many option but they are up to you- it's your achievement smiley. When you have completed this think about why you've improved or how you've improved. Remember to think carefully about your spelling, handwriting and punctuation. 

 

In the English folder you will find a writing template to help you. We look forward to reading your reflections later on today. Please send them in using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address. 

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PE

It is time to get moving! Exercise is so important and also lots of fun. laugh

You might want choose one of the links below 

Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

PE with Jo Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

OR you could create your own sports day! First of all, think of the challenges you would like to complete for example - 100m sprint, three legged race, skipping race or an egg and spoon race. Then go outside with your family and complete your sports day. Who do you think will win?  

Daily Prayer

Please find your RE activity for today using the 'Daily Prayers' star on the main home learning page. Then click on the family time  star, inside you will see this weeks date. Open the document, discuss the key questions with your family and complete the activities. 

 

We hope you have a lovely day Year 2! smiley

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Friday 10th July 2020

Hello Year 2! 

We hope you've had a great week and are feeling ready for your final day of home learning this week.  It is hopefully going to be a bit sunnier today and over the weekend compared to the rainy days we've had so far this week, so make sure you head outside for some fresh air and exercise. smiley

Phonics

Please follow this link https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/y2_member/interactives_more_suffixes.html to practice all of the suffixes we have been learning -ment, -ly, -ful, -ness & ly. 

Maths 

Today we would like you to complete the number of the day sheet in the maths folder. Today's number is 49! What do you know about 49? 

Please also log onto TT rockstars to practice your times tables.  Knowing your times tables confidently is a key maths skill https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

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Guided Reading

Please log onto Cracking Comprehension to complete your Guided Reading today. You have a poem to read today called Sam Said by Gaby Morgan. The poem is repetitive and follows the same structure throughout. Can you spot the rhyming words?  When you have finished reading and answering the questions, try and write your own poem following the same structure. 

English 

Today in English we would like you to spend some time finishing your booklet all about Holy Rood Catholic Primary school. Is there anything else you think visitors need to know about our school?  You may want to write your booklet up in best or add some beautiful drawings. When you are happy with your booklet please email us a copy at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk 

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Science 

In the Science folder you will find a game to play all about animals, their habitats and food chains.You will need to use all the knowledge you have learnt over the past few weeks to solve the clues. In the game you are locked in a wildlife park and need to solve the clues so you can crack the code and escape! The PowerPoint has all of the answers so you can check if you have successfully solved the clues. Good luck!  

Relax and unwind 

You have all worked hard this week so take some time this afternoon to relax. You might want to go for a nice walk with your family, be creative and do some art, play a game or do some baking! We have enjoyed seeing pictures of all the delicious food you have been making. laugh

 

Have a lovely weekend year 2! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennoon smiley

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a mini assessment about adding the -ness suffix. Once you have completed the assessment you can use the answers to self mark with your grown up to see how you got on. Good luck! yes

Maths

Today in maths you are going to be finding one quarter of amounts. In the maths folder you will find a PowerPoint which explains how to identify one quarter of amounts and an activity sheet to complete.

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Guided Reading

You will find your activity today in the Reading folder. You have part of a fictional text to read called 'There's no such thing as a dragon'. 

English 

Today in English you are continuing to create your booklet about our school. Page 4 of your booklet is all about your favourite part of our school. Before you start discuss with your grown what you like the most about our school and why.  Is it the teachers? Do you love maths lessons? How welcoming everyone is? The fun and exciting lessons? We would like you to add detail to your writing by explaining why. 

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PSHE 

Last week in PSHE you thought about appreciation, today we are thinking about compliments.  What is a compliment?  Have you been given a compliment before? In the PSHE folder you will find an activity to complete about how compliments make you feel and how to give compliments.

 

 

We hope you have a terrific Thursday! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Welcome to Wednesday's home learning smiley

Exercise is a great way to start the day so pick a fun challenge here 

https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/#/videos

Phonics

Today in phonics you are going to be learning about the suffix -ness. In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint all about 'ness' and an activity to complete. 

Maths

So far this week you have found halves of shapes and amounts. Today you will learning about quarters. In the maths folder you will find a PowerPoint all about quarters, once you are feeling confident complete the activity sheet. 

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Guided Reading

Please log onto Cracking Comprehension for Guided Reading today. You have a factual passage to read all about the different continents in the world. Before you begin reading can you name any of the worlds continents?  

English

Today we would like you to create page 3 of your booklets. You have already created your front cover and a page on our school values. Today we would like you to  create a map of the school because your booklet is for visitors to read and they need to know where to go! Use the map skills you have learnt in Geography to help you. Make sure your map is clearly drawn and labelled.  Can you create a key for your map so it is easy to read? For example on your key the Year 2 classrooms could be coloured blue and the Year 1 classrooms red. 

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Reading 

Time to get stuck into a great book! Pick a comfy spot and choose a book to read either by yourself or with your grown up. Please remember the  Summer Reading Challenge has started so don't forget to log the books you have read to earn badges https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

 

Music 

We know from the zoom calls on Monday that we have got some very talented musicians in Year 2 so we hope you enjoy this music game. Click the link below to play an interactive game which teaches you about layering music, making a beat and creating your own song.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z69vtrd

We hope you have a great day Year 2, 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh

 

Tuesday 7th July 2020 

Good Morning everyone!  

We really enjoyed seeing you on the zoom calls yesterday and we hope you liked seeing your friends as well. Well done for beating Mrs Kirby and Mrs Newell in the treasure hunt challenge laugh

Phonics

Yesterday in Phonics you investigated the spelling rule for adding the 'ment' suffix, most of the time you don't need to change the root word. You will find today's activity in the phonics folder, complete the word search and then apply your knowledge of the ment suffix to write your own wonderful sentences. 

Maths

Today in maths you will be finding half of different amounts. There is a PowerPoint in the maths folder to help you and a sheet for you to complete. If you would like some extra support watch the BBC Bitesize video from yesterday again. We would like to see your maths work today so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk  when you have finished. 

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Guided Reading

Please log onto Cracking Comprehension to complete your Guided Reading. Today you have a fairy tale text to read called A Real Princess by Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Christian Andersen is a famous author who has written lots of fairy tales including The little Mermaid! 

English 

You started to create your booklet about our school yesterday by designing the front cover. Today we would like you to create page 2 of your booklet about our school values and mission statement. Our school values are very important, so think carefully about what they mean to you. Remember to use your neatest handwriting as these booklets will be read by visitors. 

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Design Technology 

Over the past few weeks you have investigated, designed and built your own fantastic futuristic buildings! Have a look at the updates from your friends page to see some brilliant buildings.yes Today you will be evaluating your building. This final step is very important and gives you the opportunity to reflect about what you have made and what you would change if you built it again.  Please complete Page 7 of the design booklet in the Topic folder.

We hope you have a terrific Tuesday Year 2! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh 

 

Monday 6th July 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

We are looking forward to seeing you all on the zoom call this morning and hope you are as well laugh

Phonics 

This week in phonics we are continuing to learn about suffixes. Today we are looking at the suffix -ment. Here's a video of Mr Thorne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Rxh-78uZA 

In the phonics folder you will find your activity. You are going to be a detective and identify the rule for adding the ment suffix.  Good luck! 

Maths

We are going to be learning all about fractions. We are starting the week by thinking about how to find halves. Click the following link to watch a video about finding halves https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwphjsg 

When you have finished watching the video please complete the activities on the PowerPoint in the maths folder. 

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Guided Reading

Please log into Cracking Comprehension to complete your Guided Reading today. You have a non-fiction passage to read called 'Eating Well'. Before you start reading think about these questions - Why is important to eat well? What foods are good for you? 

English

Last week in English you all wrote amazing poems for the library smiley This week you are going to be creating booklets all about our school for visitors to read. We would like you to create the front cover of your booklet today.  It is up to you what your front cover looks like but it must include the name our school and logo. You might want to draw a picture of the school or use blue for your title as that is our school colour. 

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Daily Prayer

Please find your RE task for today using the 'Daily Prayers' star on the main home learning page. Then click on the family time  star, inside you will see this weeks date. Open the document, discuss the key questions with your family and complete the activities. 

PE

It is time to get moving! Exercise is so important and also lots of fun. 

You might want to go for a bike ride, walk, a scooter ride or choose one of the links below

Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

PE with Jo Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  

 

We hope you have a great day Year 2, 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh

 

Friday 3rd July 2020

Morning Everyone! 

We hope you've had a lovely week and you're ready for you last day of home learning for the week. We've had some great pieces of work sent in which will appear on the website shortly. 

As always, try and start your day with some physical activity to wake up your mind and body. If you're planning on getting some fresh air today it looks fairly dry and cloudy with a slight breeze yes.

Phonics

Spend some time revising your Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words. Check you are able to read and spell all of these words independently and you know their meaning. 

Maths

In the Maths folder you will find your task for today. We know lots of you enjoyed the code breaking activity recently so we've given you a Friday treat to 'Crack the Emoji Code'. There is a task 1 and a task 2 in the folder but you do not have to complete both. Some of you may want to try some codes from task 2 using 3 digit numbers or you could try task 1 and see how you get on.

If you would like to, you can log onto TT Rockstars and try improving your scores. There were lots more of you logging on yesterday so well done smiley.

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Guided Reading

Log onto cracking comprehension for your task today. It is a fiction text called 'All the Way to Toy Town' by another fantastic famous author- Enid Blyton. She has written many well known books including 'The Magic Faraway Tree'. If you would like to find out more about her or if you feel inspired to read more of her books use the following link https://www.enidblyton.co.uk/ 

English

You've worked really hard on your poems this week and we are going to upload a few to our website so you can have a read and see what your friends have written. Today we would like you to finish your poem if you have not completed it already and send it to us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk. If you would like to decorate the page border with relevant pictures to accompany your poem that would be lovely.

If this is completed please spend some time reading to a grown up and discussing the book in detail. What have you read so far? (If the text is ongoing)

What might happen next?

How does the character feel? Why? 

What is the atmosphere like in the story? Why?

Is there a particular word choice the author has used that makes an impact on the reader? How? 

Can you notice any punctuation in the text? What is the purpose? 

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Science

Today you are going to show what you now know by creating your own food chain. In the Science folder you will find a powerpoint to show you some creative ways in which you could do this. You may want to challenge yourself by adding in labels showing which animal is a consumer, producer, predator and prey. Have fun! smiley

Relax

Relax and unwind. Take some time for yourself this afternoon. You may want to spend some time finding a comfy spot and reflect on your week or you could spend some time doing something you particularly enjoy like reading, baking, playing or spending time with your family. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we are very much looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday morning for our zoom call. We can't wait to see you all! laugh

See you soon,

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Hello Year 2 smiley

We hope you had a nice day yesterday and you're ready for another day of home learning. One day closer to the weekend! 

 

We've heard that some of you have been enjoying exploring your local area recently. You've found all sorts of insects and small animals including a very cute froglet blush 

Start the day with a physical activity of your choice. You can always do a Joe Wicks workout in the comfort of your own home if the weather isn't very pleasant smiley https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

Phonics 

In the phonics folder you will find your suffix investigation for today. You may find it useful to do this with a grown up so you can learn new vocabulary and ask for the meaning. 

Maths

In the phonics folder you will find the answer sheet for yesterday's task. Mark your work and see how you got on. 

When you have done this we would like you to log onto TT Rockstars to increase your personal scores. We've seen less people logging on over the last 2 weeks. Times tables are really important and very useful to know so you can apply them to other areas of Maths. If you are having trouble logging please contact us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address. 

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Guided Reading

We've got another one of our favourite authors today... Beatrix Potter! Today, more than two million Beatrix Potter books are sold across the world every year – four books every minute. That's incredible! If you would like to find out a little more about this great author use the following link https://www.peterrabbit.com/about-beatrix-potter/     Then you can log onto cracking comprehension for your text day 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' blush Enjoy!

English

Over the last few days you have been working hard to gather ideas about our school to write a poem inspired by Allan Ahlberg. Yesterday you started writing your first draft of your poem. Today we would like you to spend some time editing your poem. Remember to look for punctuation, spellings, make additions to your work, cross out words, phrases or sentences that don't work or anything else you think of to improve. When you have spent some time doing this you can write the final draft of you poem using the paper in the English folder. 

Some helpful hints after looking at some of your ideas sent in via email: 

- Try to make you handwriting as neat as possible (slow down and this will help)

- Write between 10- 15 lines so the reader has enough detail 

- Read it out loud when you've finished laugh

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PSHE

Today we are going think think about appreciation and how we express appreciation for others. What is appreciation?

How does it make people feel?

What does it look like?

Use the powerpoint in the PSHE folder for your learning today. The slides include information you need, a video and your short activity which you can complete in any way you like blush.

Reading 

Take some time to sit back and relax with a good book. Remember the Oxford Owl site has many to choose from if you've got through all of your collection at home or fancy something different https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

We hope you all have a nice day and we look forward to receiving some of your poems laugh.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Wednesday 30th June 2020

Hello Everyone! 

Mid week has come around again laugh

Let's get the day off to a flying start, as we always do, with a physical activity. Try something new again by looking at the list of activities on the following website https://happiful.com/10-virtual-pe-lessons-your-kids-will-love/

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a mini assessment task all about suffixes. Try your best and don't panic- there aren't too many blush. We will upload the answers for you tomorrow to mark yourself and see how you got on. Good Luck! 

Maths

In the Maths folder you will find some Maths questions to answer using a written method. Even if you know the answer we would like you to PROVE IT by using a written method just like we do in class please. That might be drawing sticks and bricks/ tens and ones or a blank number line. We will upload the answers tomorrow for you to mark as part of your maths activity. 

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Guided Reading

We hope you enjoyed the Anne Fine reading text from yesterday. Log on to Cracking Comprehension for today's important comprehension task called 'Dial 999'. You may want to do this one with a grown up in case you have any questions. 

English 

Today is the day where you get involved with our job for the school library laugh. We would like you to write a poem about Holy Rood Primary School so we can make them into a book for children, staff, parents and visitors to read. This will be going on display so show off your amazing ideas and beautiful handwriting. Use the inspiration from the 'Please Mrs Butler Poem' if you want to. You can make it funny, descriptive or rhyme! There is some paper with a border in the English folder for you to use if you wish. Today is your first draft so don't worry if you make mistakes you will have time tomorrow to correct anything. 

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Design and Technology

This is your final week to continue making or continue drawing your futuristic building. We would like you to take some time thinking about what you like, what you could change and what you could add now you've had some time to reflect on your work from last week. Remember to add in as much detail as you can and think about exciting features you could add that are not typically found on buildings. 

Could you have a slide instead of stairs? 

Could you have marshmallow seats?

Could it include a helicopter pad?

How do you get to it? Could it have a multi coloured path leading to it? 

 yes BE CREATIVE! yes

 

Enjoy your day Year 2. We look forward to speaking to you again tomorrow. 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham blush

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Morning Year 2! 

 

We hope you and your families are well and enjoying the home learning activities so far this week. Let's kick off today with some exercise. To mix it up a bit we would love you to have a look on the following website for some new ways to get active https://happiful.com/10-virtual-pe-lessons-your-kids-will-love/  enjoy! laugh

Phonics

Yesterday you looked at what happens when we add the suffixes 'ful' and 'less' to words. In the phonics folder you will find the second part of the powerpoint and a task to complete today please. 

Maths

We hope you had fun creating your board game to show off what you learnt last week. Today you can spend some time finishing your game and playing it with a grown up or sibling. 

Remember the ideas from yesterday to help you

A set of snap cards with answers and calculations (make some easy and others harder). 

A game similar to snakes and ladder but you could change the ladders to rockets and snakes to aliens legs.

A dominoes game with calculations and answers to match. 

True or false cards to go with calculations and answers. 

Remember to check your answers to make sure they are correct otherwise your game may not work.

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Guided Reading

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. It is a non fiction text called 'The Killer Cat's Christmas' by Anne Fine. She is a fantastic author who is well known for her children's books. She was given the honour of being the second children's laureate from 2001-2003. We hope you enjoy her text today blush.

English

From one famous writer to another. One of my favourites in fact. A poem by Allan Ahlberg called 'Please Mrs Butler'. Yesterday we introduced you to an important job for our school library. Today, we would like you to listen to the poem using the following link https://vimeo.com/162508373 and complete the task sheet in the English folder. We want to know what descriptive phrases or short sentences you think of to describe what is going on 'Behind the Holy Rood Doors'. There are some examples on the sheet for you. The better your ideas today, the better your work will be on Wednesday and Thursday laugh. Good Luck!

Send them to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

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RE

Today we would like you to begin by thinking about being 'On the Rock'.

What are the qualities of rock?

What words to you think of? How would you describe it?

How would this link to Jesus? 

Once you've thought about this use the following link for the rest of your learning today. You may want to do this with a grown up so they can listen to your ideas. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-06-29/2020_06_29_assembly_for_home/

Reading 

Get stuck into a good book smiley

Spend some time enjoying a book. Remember the Oxford Owl website has so many to choose from. 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ 

We hope you all have a lovely day.

We are looking forward to receiving your ideas for English later on today. 

 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Morning Year 2 laugh

Happy Monday to you all. We hope you had a lovely weekend and you're ready for another week of home learning. We've got some exciting things coming up for you so make sure you visit the website each day to see the updates. 

Phonics 

This term we have been learning about spelling patterns, including suffixes. There are lots of different suffixes and today we are going to look more carefully at 'ful' and 'less'. In the phonics folder you will find a powerpoint to help you. Please do not move onto Tuesday's slides until tomorrow. 

Maths

Last week you were working hard to recap and improve your addition skills. Over the next 2 days we would like you to apply what you now know by creating a board game for others to play. You may want to make the game for a younger or older sibling, a grown up or a friend.

Some games for inspiration:

A set of snap cards with answers and calculations (make some easy and others harder). 

A game similar to snakes and ladder but you could change the ladders to rockets and snakes to aliens legs.

A dominoes game with calculations and answers to match. 

True or false cards to go with calculations and answers. 

Remember to check your answers to make sure they are correct otherwise your game may not work. Some of you have created some great pieces using the computer so be as creative as you like! We would love to receive some photos of your game or you playing it after tomorrow's Maths lesson. 

Good Luck! yes

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Guided Reading 

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. It is a non fiction text all about 'Climate'.

Questions to think about first

What does climate mean?

Why is this a topic that people talk about today?

Is it a problem? Why? 

What does the phrase 'Climate Change' mean? 

English 

This week we are continuing our learning about poetry but we have a job for you. The school library has had a make over, which we will be showing you soon smiley. We would like you to get involved and help us this week. In the English folder you will find your task for today which you help you complete the job later in the week. Have fun! yes

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PE

Begin your afternoon with a Joe Wicks workout to keep your mind and body active- they're harder than you think https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Remember there are other options if you would like to get outside in the fresh air. Go for a brisk walk, a bike ride, a family game in the garden, challenging a sibling or grown up to beat how many star jumps or hops you can do in a minute or something else you enjoy. 

 

Reading 

Finish your day by reading something to your grown up. Remember there are many texts you can read, it doesn't have to be a story book. Newspapers or https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround is a great way of reading but staying up to date with current events around the world. 

 

Have a lovely day everyone, speak tomorrow! blush

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Friday 26th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Welcome to your final day of home learning for the week smiley 

Phonics

Follow the link to play 'Adjective astronauts' https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/y2_member/adjective_astronauts.html This game will help you to apply your understanding of the -er and -est suffixes. 

Maths

Today we would like you to complete the number of the day sheet in the maths folder. Today's number is 37! What do you know about 37? 

Please also log on TT Rockstars today and practise your tables ready for the next battle! 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

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Guided Reading

Please log on to Cracking Comprehension again today to complete your guided reading. https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f 

You have a fiction passage today called Brother Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris. 

English

We loved reading your acrostic poems yesterday so thank you for sending those in smiley Today in English you are going to be exploring a new type of poetry - Shape Poems. You will find a PowerPoint in the English folder which explains what Shape Poems are. 

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Reading 

We would like you to read a text to your grown up. This might be a story, a non-fiction text, a leaflet, a newspaper article or a delicious recipe. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to access lots of different texts https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

 

Relax and unwind 

You have all worked very hard this week so take some time this afternoon to relax. You might want to go for a nice walk with your family, be creative and do some art, play a game or do some baking!

Have a restful weekend year 2 and we'll speak again next week. laugh

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Hello Year 2! 

WOW wasn't it a hot day yesterday! It is going to be just as hot today so remember to drink plenty of water and take breaks throughout the day. 

Phonics 

Today in phonics you have a game to play which will help you to practise the suffixes we have been learning over the past couple of weeks. Follow the link below to play 

https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/y2_member/violets_vowel_suffixes.html If you are unsure of any of the spelling rules use the PowerPoints in the phonics folder to help you. 

Maths

Today you are applying your knowledge of addition to solve a mixture of addition word problems. You will find the sheet in the maths folder. Please show your workings out so we can see the method you have used to solve each question. 

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Guided Reading

Today you will find your task in the Guided Reading folder. You have a funny poem to read called 'Miss Smith'. 

English

In the English folder you will find a PowerPoint all about acrostic poems. Have you heard of acrostic poems?  They look a lot different compared to the other poems we have looked at so far this week. Read the PowerPoint carefully and then complete the activity. We would like to see your English work today so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk when you have finished. 

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PSHE

Last week in PSHE you thought about secrets and the adults who you could talk to. Today we are thinking about people we can trust to help us in our family, at school and in our community. First of all we would like you to discuss with your grown up people who you trust?  Use the questions below to help you when discussing. 

If you fell over at school who would help you?

If you were lost whilst out shopping?

If you are feeling sad?

In your home learning book we would like you to draw a picture of yourself and then label your picture with the people who you can trust to help you. 

Computing 

Follow the link below to continue learning coding skills. Take you time because it does get trickier as the levels increase. 

https://code.org/minecraft

 

We hope you have a brilliant day year 2 laugh

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon 

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Welcome to Wednesday's Home Learning smiley

It is going to be very hot today so remember to drink lots of water, wear a hat and sun cream if you are outside enjoying the beautiful sun. 

Phonics 

In phonics today you are going to be applying your understanding of comparative adjectives. You will find the activity we would like you to complete today on the same PowerPoint as yesterday. You might find it useful to recap yesterday's learning before starting the activity. 

Maths

Over the next couple of days in maths we are focusing on the key skill of addition.  Please follow this link to watch a video which will help you to remember the different methods we can use to solve addition questions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvxxt39 

Once you have watched the video, you will find your task in the Maths folder. There is a mixture of addition questions to complete. Some questions are trickier than others so take your time, starting with the questions you feel most confident to solve. 

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Guided Reading

Please log on to Cracking Comprehension to complete your Guided Reading. Today you have a story you might be familiar with - The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. We hope you enjoy this fictional story. smiley

English

Today in English we are going to be looking at the descriptive language authors use in poems. Descriptive phrases are really important as they help the reader to imagine what is happening and makes the poem interesting. Today you are going to start by identifying descriptive language. You are looking for adjectives and expanded noun phrases, we have looked at these in previous home learning lessons. In the English folder please complete the task called 'Wednesday Poems'. 

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Design Technology 

Task 4 in your DT Project Booklet

Last week you started to make your futuristic building (or drawing your final design) Today you can spend some time finishing your new building (or your final design idea) using your booklet to help you. Remember you could make your futuristic building out of art materials, junk modelling materials or create it using a computer program. 

Please do not worry if you don’t have these you may choose to draw you design again but in best with labels clearly explaining each feature and why you chose it.

 

We would love to see what you have created so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk when you have finished your building.

Reading 

Please spend some time this afternoon reading a book to your grown up. You can choose a book you already have at home or choose a book to read online here for free 

 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Have a great day Year 2! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon smiley

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Hello everyone! 

We love to see all of your amazing home learning so please remember to have a look at the 'updates from your friends page' to see your work and what your friends have been up to. laugh

Phonics

In phonics today we are learning about comparative adjectives. We can use adjectives to compare different things. In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint with activities to complete over the next couple of days. 

Maths

In maths today we are going to be applying our place value knowledge to solve worded problems. You will find your sheet in the maths folder and we think you will enjoy solving the different challenges! The answers will be uploaded at the end of the day so you can self mark your work to see how you got on. 

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Guided Reading

Please log on to Cracking Comprehension again today to complete your guided reading. Today you have a poem to read called Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson. We hope you enjoy this poem as much as the poem yesterday. 

English

Yesterday you listened to different types of poetry. Did you have a favourite poem? Today we are going to be reading a poem, in the English folder you will find a PowerPoint with the poem 'At the bottom of your Garden.'  We would like you to read the poem and then draw a picture using what you have read in the poem. When you have finished your drawing, think about what helped you to draw your picture? 

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Science

Last week in science we started learning about food chains and created our own. Today we are going to be learning about the key vocabulary we need to use when describing food chains. You will find a PowerPoint and activity to complete in the science folder. 

Music 

Follow the link to a great BBC Bitesize lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd748xs This lesson shows you how to make a Jam jar xylophone! We hope you enjoy making some music this afternoon smiley 

 

Have a lovely day Year 2! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

We hope you had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to another great week of home learning. laugh 

The sun is hopefully back this week so make sure you are taking breaks and enjoying some fresh air. 

Phonics

This week in phonics we are continuing to look at spelling rules for suffixes. Last week you learnt how to add the 'er' suffix to adjectives - Can you remember the spelling rules for this?

Today in phonics you are going to learning about what happens we add the 'er' suffix to verbs. You will find a PowerPoint in the phonics folder to help you. Spelling rules can be tricky so please take your time. 

Maths 

Over the next couple of days we are going to be looking at another key mathematical skill - place value. You will find today's sheet in the maths folder. You have a mixture of place value questions so think carefully about what each question is asking of you. We would like to see your maths work today so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk when you have finished. 

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Guided Reading

Please log on to Cracking Comprehension and complete your task for today. 

The text is called 'I know an Old Lady who swallowed a Fly'

When you have finished reading the passage, think carefully about 

- What type of text is this? 

- What do you notice about how the passage is written? 

English

We are going to be looking at poems in English. Today we are going to be listening to different types of poetry.  Please follow the links below: 

The sound collector by Roger McGough: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zc6qxnb 

Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh43cdm 

Stars by Gareth Lancaster: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhdjtfr 

Wings by Pie Corbett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se8_vNsbPYE 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Jane Taylor https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zt8w6sg

- What do you notice about these poems? 

- Which poem is your favourite? 

- What did you like or dislike about each of the poems you have listened to?

- Do all poems need to rhyme? 

- Do you know any poems? 

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Daily Prayer

Please look in the 'Daily Prayers' star on the main home learning page and choose this weeks date. This weeks all about 'when the going gets tough' so please discuss the key questions with your family and complete the activities. 

Remember you can also watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral at 9:30am here https://www.holyroodswindon.co.uk/home-worship 

PE 

It is time to get moving! Exercise is so important and also lots of fun. 

As it is sunny you might want to go for a bike ride, walk, a scooter ride or here is a link to PE passport for some other fun activities

https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/#/videos

What is your favourite type of exercise? 

 

Have a lovely day Year 2, 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh

 

 

The results are in for this weeks TT Rockstars Battle. 

On Thursday evening the scores weren't the highest we've had and the classes were quite close in scores. 

On Friday lots more of you logged on and gave that final boost to your results which made a clear winner. 

Hedgehog Class- 37,805 and Squirrels Class 2, 291

Well done everyone for taking part this week.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend laugh

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

Friday 19th June 2020

It's Friday Everyone! laugh

We hope you've all had a nice week so far and managed to stay out of the rain. We've had some lovely pieces of home learning sent in this week so make sure you head over to the 'Updates from your friends' page to see what everyone has been up to. 

 

Start the day in the best way with some physical activity. Remember this can be a walk, jog or run with your grown up if they're feeling energetic, a Joe Wicks workout or something a little more relaxed like Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Phonics

Yesterday you learnt about the spelling rules when adding the suffixes 'er' and est' to words. Did the meaning change? Can you remember the rules before starting today?

If you didn't manage to learn about all of the rules or you don't feel confident spend some more time going over them today. If you are ready to more on, find the activity in the phonics folder to complete. 

Maths

Today we would like you to apply your 2, 5 and 10 times tables by interpreting data on pictograms. In the Maths folder you will find a powerpoint with some questions to work through. Please record your answers so that you can self mark them when you are next completing some home learning. If you are feeling confident try the challenge in the folder as well. You'll definitely need your brain switched on for this one laugh GOOD LUCK!

 

It's your last day to get the scores up on TT Rockstars so log on and see if you can secure the winners place for your class. 

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Guided Reading 

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. The text is called 'A Good Play' by Robert Louis Stevenson. Before logging on think about:

What type of text you think this might be by reading the title?

Why do you think that?

What features are you expecting to see?

What will the layout be like?

English

At the end of our Meerkat Mail story Sunny realises that the best place to be is at home, where he belongs. We would like you to create an invitation for a ‘Welcome Home’ party. You need to make us want to come home for the party but how will you do that?

What delicious food will you provide?

How are we going to have fun?

Will there be anything new waiting for us?

How will people react to us coming home?

What will you invitation look like?

How are you going to get our attention?

What information do we need to know?

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PSHE

 

 

Today in PSHE we will be learning about secrets. We will learn about when and why it is sometimes good to keep a secret and when it is not. In the PSHE folder you will find a powerpoint to explain and some scenarios to talk about. It would be useful if you could do this activity with your grown up so they can listen and respond to your ideas. 

Next, write the answers to the following questions in your workbook.

• Write 3 adults who you would feel comfortable talking to. Explain why you would choose to talk to them.

• Write what you would do if someone told you a bad secret.

• What is the difference between good and bad secrets?

When you have completed your work today we would like you to send it to us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address please blush.

 

Reading

Finish the day with some relaxed reading time. Share a book with your grown up, explore a new text on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ or try reading a different genre that you don't normally read. This could be a newspaper, a recipe, signs in your local area or a leaflet. 

 

 

We hope you all have a great weekend and we look forward to speaking on Monday smiley.

Stay safe everyone, 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Morning Year 2, 

Lots of you have been enjoying our Meerkat Mail story in English this week which is lovely to hear. If you get the opportunity to read a physical copy there are pull out letters and postcards from the Meerkats. For today, there is another exciting activity for you to get stuck into smiley

 

Start you day by doing something active. It's a great way to start any day but especially when we've all had limited time outside recently.

Phonics

Over the next 2 days you will learn the spelling rules when adding suffixes 'er' and est' to words. Think carefully about what happens to each of the words. Does the meaning change? How does the meaning change? What is the rule? 

Use the powerpoint in the phonics folder to learn the rules and complete the task sheet tomorrow if you feel able to. If you don't feel confident enough, don't worry. Spend more time learning the rules because they can be complicated to understand and remember. 

Maths

First, we would like you to self mark your 10x table challenge from yesterday. You will find the answer sheet in the Maths folder. After that, we would like everyone to visit the TT Rockstars page today and apply your times tables knowledge to help your class get their scores up.  We have low scores so far on this battle so the winners title will be close! 

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Guided Reading

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. The text is called 'My Best Ice Cream' by Terry Jones. Before logging on think about what type of text you think this might be by reading the title? Why do you think that?

English

Sunny has a large suitcase packed and ready to go. It looks fairly heavy but what has he got in it? Write a list of 10 items you think Sunny would need to pack in his suitcase for his trip. You MUST make sure you give reasons for your answers explaining why you chose them. Remember what a list looks like. 

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Science

We've learnt all about where animals live, why they live there and thought about how they adapt to their environments. Today we are going to begin to learn about food chains. What do you think a food chain is? What do they tell us? Who is included in a food chain? Open the powerpoint in the Science folder to find out more and complete the food chains task. You could cut and stick or draw the food chains in your workbook. 

Reading

We would like you to spend some time reading a fiction book to your grown up with a particular focus on reading with expression. We use expression to engage an audience and show the emotion of characters indecisionsurprisesmileyangry.

A video to feel remind you of some key points. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-reading-aloud-with-the-worst-witch/zh6cpg8

 

We hope you have a nice day Year 2. 

Speak to you tomorrow, 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham laugh

 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Bonjour Everyone! 

It's mid week and a little wetter than what we have been used to recently. Did you hear the thunder storm yesterday afternoon? surprise It was very loud!

 

Today we've got a jam packed day of home learning for you to choose from and we hope you manage to get some fresh air between the rainy spots throughout the day. 

If you can't get out remember to stay active and try something new. Maybe you could try one of the PE Passport activities inside https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/#/videos

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a spelling list that we would like you to try and complete independently. The spellings all apply the 'ing' suffix you have been learning over the last couple of days but what is the spelling pattern you need to remember to spell it correctly? Have a go now. Good Luck laugh

Maths

Today you are going to practise your 10x table. Most of you will feel confident with this already so we are only going to recap this for today. Make sure you can count in 10s forwards and backwards up to 12 x 10. Once you have completed this see if you can count in tens from any number and answer the following questions. 

What do you notice?

What is the rule when we count in our 10x table?

What is the rule when we count forwards in 10s from any number?

What is the rule when we count backwards in 10s from any number?

Next, try the challenge activity in the Maths folder and we will post the answers for you to self mark tomorrow. 

Once you have done this apply what you have learnt on TT Rockstars and help your class get their scores up before the end of the week. We have our lowest class scores in a battle so far!

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Guided Reading

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. The non fiction text is called 'Animal Migration'. Think carefully about how we know it is a non fiction text. What features can you see? What is the purpose of a non fiction text? Are there any similarities to fiction writing? 

English

Today we would like you to write a letter as a member of Sunny’s family to send to Sunny on his travels.

How do you think they feel?

Why?

What would they want to say to Sunny?

Do they want to know anything?

Think about how a letter looks on a page. Think back to when we wrote to Mr Gary Smith about our school grounds. What did we need to include from our writing toolkit?

Once you have completed your letter, we kindly ask that you to send them to us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk so we can see how you are getting on yes

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RE

Begin your RE by sharing the daily prayer with your family. 

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/prayers-for-home/daily-prayers-for-home/

Then you will spend some time thinking about the questions below using the following link  https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-06-15/2020_06_15_assembly_for_home/

What do we need in order to live?

Which are the most important and why? 

Listen carefully to the lyrics in the song 'Bread of Life' and discuss the questions that follow with your grown up or you could write them down in your workbook. 

Computing 

Lots of you have enjoyed creating your own adventure on Hour of Code. Log in today and see if you can reach the next level. Take you time because they do get trickier as the levels increase. 

https://code.org/minecraft

 

We hope you have a lovely day today. Remember to keep moving, take breaks and complete what you can smiley

 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Hello Everyone, 

We've had some great photos and examples of work over the last few days. We have loved reading your crayon letters- they've made us smile a lot laugh. Take a look on the 'Updates from your friends' page and have a read yourselves. 

 

Get the day started with a Joe Wicks workout or a morning walk with your grown up. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Phonics

Continue your phonics task from yesterday working on adding 'ing' to words using the 4 spelling patterns. If you completed most of them yesterday, you could challenge yourself by finding new words or get your grown up to test you spelling some of the words from memory. 

Maths

In the Maths folder you will find the 2x table activities to choose from. If you feel confident you may want to log on to TT Rockstars and apply your knowledge whilst helping your class to increase their score. Remember the results will not be released until Friday so you've got to keep it up otherwise the other class may over take mid week!

THE BATTLE IS ON wink

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Guided Reading 

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. The fiction text is called 'The Poplar Tree' by Flora Cooke. 

English

Meerkat Mail

Sunny’s mood and emotions change throughout the story. We would like you to create a story board that shows when and why his emotions change in the book. We would like to see more than, ‘he is sad and doesn’t like it because it’s dark’. We’ve worked really hard over the past few terms expanding our vocabulary so let’s show off what we now know and explain in as much detail as possible. 

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DT 

Task 4 in your DT Project Booklet

Over the next 2 weeks, you can spend some time making your new building (or your final design idea) using your booklet to help you. You could make this out of art materials, junk modelling materials or create it using a computer program. If you can, put the picture in the box above or email it to us to show what you’ve created.

Example resources could be: toilet rolls, cereal boxes, food packets, paper, egg boxes, pens or anything else you can think of. Please do not worry if you don’t have these you may choose to draw you design again but in best with labels clearly explaining each feature and why you chose it.

Geography

If you haven't heard of our national treasure David Attenborough- where have you been! 

He is a fantastic English broadcaster, writer, and naturalist well known for his educational television programs. He is kindly teaching a series of Geography lessons for primary school children this week. The lessons will be available on BBC Bitesize Daily, and on the Red Button and BBC iPlayer. 

Bitesize Daily Primary 16 June

5-7 Year Olds: The World. Continents.

7-9 Year Olds: The World. Latitude and Climate.

9-11 Year Olds: The World. Maps.

Bitesize Daily Primary 18 June

5-7 Year Olds: Oceans. Migration.

7-9 Year Olds: Oceans. Weather Patterns.

9-11 Year Olds: Oceans. Currents, weather and fish.

 

We hope you enjoy!

'I can't wait because I love his programs'- Miss Glennon laugh

 

Have a lovely day Year 2,

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Monday 15th June 2020

Morning Everyone! 

We hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to relax and recharge your batteries for another week of home learning smiley.  

 

Last week you had some time to improve your individual scores on TT Rockstars so this means it's now... battle week! laugh Make sure you log on and help your class get started. Please email us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk if you need have misplaced your log in details. 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find your task to complete over the next 2 days. You will be learning the 4 rules for adding the suffix 'ing'. It can be quite a lot to remember so take your time over the next couple of days and continue to revisit this learning over the next few weeks to help you remember them. 

Maths

This term is all about being as confident as possible with fundamental Maths skills. It is really important to know your times tables in and out order. What you are aiming to achieve is ‘rapid recall’. This is where you can quickly recall the answer to any of the questions you are asked.

Use the page in the Maths folder to choose from a range of activities to help you over the next 2 days. Don't forget to then apply this knowledge and log on to TT Rcokstars and hep your class get the battle started. 

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Guided Reading

Log on to Cracking Comprehension and complete your task for today https://www.risingstars-uk.com/subjects/english-language/cracking-comprehension-(1). The text is called 'Wouldn't it be funny?' by Pixie O'Harris. 

English

This week we are reading a new story called ‘Meerkat Mail’ by an author called Emily Gravett. If you don't have a copy, use the following link to listen to the story. You can mute the sound and pause the pages if you would like to read it yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R5q5cnHw3A

As you will now know, the story begins in the Kalahari Desert. Using the sheet in the English folder complete today’s task getting to know the story setting and the main character a little better.

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PE

It's time to get moving, wake ourselves up and have some fun whilst being active laugh

Use the following PE Passport link to try a new activity.

Miss Glennon- 'I like the speed bounce challenge and shuttle run challenge. I managed to do 40 speed bounces in 1 minute yes'.

Miss Mendham- 'I loved doing the Safari Dance in my living room it was quite funny but tiring!'

https://homelearning.primarypepassport.co.uk/#/videos

Reading 

Now it's time to get stuck into a good book cool.

We read books all the time in school and Hedgehog Class love getting stuck into Miss Glennon's special collection but we want to hear from you at home! We want to know what your favourite books are to go on our class page and inspire your friends. Tell us what you've read, why you liked it or if there's a book you just couldn't put down and had you gripped from start o finish. If you would like to explore a wide range of online books, use the Oxford Owl free ebook library https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

We cant wait to see what you recommend blush

 

Have a lovely day Year 2, 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome to your final day of home learning for the week! 

Time to get moving! 

Exercise is a great way to start your day, follow the link below for a Joe Wicks PE lesson

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Phonics

Today you will be showing off what you know by playing a fun game called 'past tense penguins' on Phonics play. Follow the link to play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6/past-tense-penguins  Start with the simple game then you might want to challenge yourself with the tricky game - Good luck! 

Maths

Today we would like you to complete the number of the day sheet in the maths folder. Today's number is 24! What do you know about 24? 

There will be another TT Rockstars battle soon so please also log in to practise https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

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Guided Reading

For Guided Reading today we would like you to sign up to the

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

The challenge officially begins on Monday 6th July, but you can sign up now and set your own reading challenge.  You can pick your own character, play games to earn points and most importantly discover some brilliant books to read!

Follow this link to sign up and meet the silly squad  https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 

English 

We would like you to write your own letter today using the plan you created yesterday. Have a look through the PowerPoint in the English folder to help you. Please remember your best handwriting smiley

Challenge: can you include commas in a list in your letter?  

We would like to see your letters so please email us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk when you have finished. mail

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Spelling

Use the resources in your home learning packs to practice your common exception words. Ask your grown up to test you. 

 

Relax and unwind 

You have all worked very hard this week so take some time this afternoon to relax. You might want to go for a nice walk with your family, be creative and do some art, play a game or do some baking! 

Enjoy! 

We hope you have a lovely weekend smiley

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Morning everyone! 

We hope you had a good day yesterday and are looking forward to another day of home learning smiley

Phonics

In phonics today we are looking at the -ed suffix used for past tense verbs. In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint with a video to watch and activities to complete. 

Maths

In Maths today we would like you to apply your knowledge of the 10 times table to solve different worded problems. Read each question carefully and please remember to show your workings out.  The answers will posted at the end of the day for you to self mark to see how you got on. 

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Guided Reading

Please log in to Cracking Comprehension to complete today's Guided Reading. You have a non-fiction text called 'Animal migration' to read as we have been looking at animals and their habitats in science. 

Before you start reading;

What does non-fiction mean?

Looking at the title what do you think you'll find out? 

English 

Today you are going to plan your own letter like those you have read in The Day The Crayons Quit. You are going to pretend that you are a piece of stationery that also has a problem. In the English folder you will find a PowerPoint which will help you to plan your letter today before you write the letter tomorrow.  

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PSHE

Last week in PSHE you thought about your friends and what makes them a good friend.  However, sometimes we can disagree with our friends or have a problem and that is okay but we do need to think about how we can solve these problems. Today we would like you to think about what you can do if you have problem with one of your friends or if you disagree on something? Think of your own ideas and then discuss with your grown ups. Please record your ideas in your home learning  book. 

Remember you can complete these activities in any order and take breaks throughout the day. Keeping active is really important so go outside (hopefully its not raining), exercise or just take some time to relax. 

 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Welcome to Wednesday's home learning, we're half way through the week already. laugh

Phonics

You will find today's activity in the phonics folder. There is a paragraph written in the present tense which you need to re-write in the past tense. Can you spot all of the verbs which need to be changed? There are two versions of this activity available, if you would like a bit of support choose the 'Wednesday past tense' activity or if you are feeling more confident choose the 'Wednesday past tense challenge' activity. 

Maths

Today in maths we are focusing on the 10 times table. To start your maths today, please follow the link below to listen to a fun song which will help you to learn the 10 times table. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk89d6f Once you have listened to the song, try the interactive activities below the video.

When you are feeling confident complete the sheet in the maths folder. 

 

For some additional times tables practice log in to TT rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

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Guided Reading

If you haven't completed the two guided reading texts on Cracking Comprehension so far this week please follow this link to complete them https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

If you have completed both texts today you can choose a book to read aloud to your grown up. You might want to read a book you have at home or you can choose one to read online here https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  

English

Today we are going to be learning about using commas to write a list. In The Day the Crayons Quit, the crayons use commas to list all of the items Duncan uses them to colour. In the English folder you will find a PowerPoint about commas with activities to complete. This will help you when writing your own letter later in the week. 

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Design and  Technology (DT)

Last week you started your DT project by researching different buildings. Over the next couple of weeks you are going to be designing your own futuristic building. Today we would you to think about the purpose of your building. What will it be for? A school? A house? A shop? enlightened Look at step 2 on the PowerPoint and answer the key questions before starting your designs. Once you have created a list of features your futuristic building will include you can begin drawing your designs on page 3 of the booklet or in your home learning book. 

 

  

Have a great day Year 2! 

You can choose the piece of work you would like to send us today. Remember if you have any questions or would like to share photos with your friends you can email those as well year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk mail

 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon 

 

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Hello Year 2! 

 

We hope you are ready for another day of home learning! Lets start the day off with some exercise here is a couple of links you might like

Joe Wicks - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Dance/Zumba - https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/zumba-kids 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint all about writing in the past tense.  Please watch the video to begin then complete the activities in your home learning book. 

Maths

You will find today's task in the maths folder. You will be solving problems using your learning from yesterday about number bonds. Some questions are more challenging than others so read each question carefully and think about what it is asking you. We would like to see your maths work today so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk when you have finished.  Good luck! 

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Guided Reading

Log on to Cracking Comprehension to find your task for today. The text today is the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit' which you are focusing on in English. Remember when you have answered all of the questions to click mark at the end to see how you got on. 

English

Later in the week you will be writing your own letter based on the story you read yesterday - The Day the Crayons Quit. However before we begin we would like to check that you haven't forgotten what a good piece of writing looks like because the crayons in the story have! Did you notice when reading the story yesterday how the crayons had capital letters in the wrong places, didn't write neatly on the line or had forgotten to use punctuation? The Crayons definitely need your help! In the English star you will find examples of the crayons letters. Today we would like you to choose one letter to edit and re write in your home learning book to show what a Year 2 piece of writing looks like.   

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Science

We have been thinking about animals and their habitats over the past few weeks and today we are going to be thinking about some differences the animals have. An important part of being a scientist is being able to investigate to find the answer to a question so  today we would like you to choose a question below and research to find the answer. You might find the answer on the internet or in a book you have at home. When you have found out please write an explanation in your home learning book. 

How are whiskers useful to cats?

How are shells useful to snails? 

How is white fur useful to polar bears?

How are trunks useful to elephants?

How are antennae useful to cockroaches? 

How are sharp teeth useful to crocodiles?

How are webbed feet useful to ducks?

 

We hope you enjoy your home learning today. laugh 

 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Monday 8th June 2020 

Good Morning Year 2! 

Welcome back to another week of home learning smiley

 We have really enjoyed receiving email updates of the work you have completed as well as other activities you have done so please continue to keep in touch. mail 

 

Please log on to TTrockstars  throughout the week to improve your individual scores before the next battle! https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Phonics

In phonics this week we are going to be focusing on how to write in the past tense accurately.  

We use the past tense when writing or talking about something that has already happened. Today we would like to see what you already know so in your home learning book please write 3 sentences in the past tense about your weekend. When you have finished please email your sentences to us  at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk 

If you are unsure don't worry you will be an expert by the end of the week! 

Maths

This week we are continuing to practice number skills. Today you are going to be focusing on number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. Is it really important you know your number bonds as they will help you to solve lots of different maths problems. To begin, follow this link to remind yourself of what number bonds are https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwv39j6/articles/zx3982p 

In the maths folder you will find your activity which has 3 challenges to complete.  Start with challenge 1 then move on when you are ready. 

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Guided Reading

Log in to Cracking Comprehension to complete your guided reading today. Please follow this link https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f  Today's text is a non- fiction passage called 'looking after your new cat'  We hope you enjoy this weeks cracking comprehension texts as much as last weeks! 

English

This week we are going to be looking at the book The day the Crayons quit by Drew Daywalt. Use the following link to read the book with your grown up or listen to the story read out loud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrd-Wdxbg-Q 

In your home learning book answer these questions:

Did you like the story? Explain your answer.

What is the story about? 

Why have the crayons quit?

How do you think the crayons felt at the end of the story? 

How do you think Duncan feels?

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PE

Time to get moving! Although it is not meant to be as sunny this afternoon so you might not be able to go for a walk outside we can still exercise inside. 

You might like to complete another fun PE lesson with Joe Wicks here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

or you may like to do some yoga here https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

RE

Please find your RE task for today using the 'Daily Prayers' star on the main home learning page. Then click on the family time  star, inside you will see this weeks date. Open the document, discuss the key questions with your family and complete the activities. 

 

Have a marvellous Monday Year 2! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon 

 

Friday 5th June 2020

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And the TT Rockstars results are in...

Hedgehog Class- 37,805 and Squirrels Class- 2,291

What an achievement! 

Well done to EVERYONE who took part this week we appreciate everyone logging on no matter who wins blush

Have a lovely weekend Year 2! 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

Friday 5th June 2020

laugh Hello Year 2 laugh

You've nearly managed to complete another week of home learning. You've been sending in some great work and lots of you are checking your work after our email feedback. Well done!

Joe Wicks is continuing to offer his free workouts online everyday for everyone. If you haven't tried one already why not try today yes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Phonics

Please use today to revise any Phase 5 sounds you do not feel secure on or common exception words from the list in the English folder. Next week we will be starting to look at spelling patterns. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5

Maths

Today we would like you to complete the number of the day sheet in the Maths folder and log on to TT Rockstars to help your class win the battle by the end of the day. You've been working hard all week but don't give up now. The result will be shared at the end of the day for you to see who the winners are this time laugh.

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Guided Reading 

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your last reading activity this week. Today you have another non-fiction text called 'Dial 999'. Remember when you have answered all the questions to click mark at the end to see how you got on today. 

English

Today we would like you to write a postcard about your journey to the moon with Bob. Use your home learning task from yesterday to help you. What did you see, hear, smell... remember these need to be in full sentences and punctuated correctly.

Try to be descriptive and engage the reader.

- use exciting vocabulary

- use different types of sentences ! ? or expand using conjunctions

- Think about how you start a postcard and how you finish 

There is a template in the English folder if you would like to use one. 

Please send your letter or postcard to us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

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Topic/ Science 

Keeping up to date with real historic events!

History was made on the 1st June 2020 as two Nasa astronauts safely boarded the International Space Station. The world watched in amazement as the countdown began and the shuttle launched. We would like you to find out more using the following link. This shows videos and information about this exciting event https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849.

Write a short paragraph about what interested you. 

Were you surprised by anything?

What would you like to discover in space?

Why would you make a good astronaut?

Who would you take with you to be your astronaut companion? Why would you take them?

Relax

Relax and unwind after a week of home learning by doing something you enjoy. This might be reading a book, playing with a sibling, cooking with your family or going for a walk smiley.

 

We hope you have a nice weekend year 2 and we will speak to you on Monday. 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham blush

 

Thursday 4th June 2020

Morning Everyone,

We hope you had a good day yesterday smiley. The TT Rockstars scores have increased dramatically today for one class so make sure you log on and help your class get the WINNERS title on Friday. 

 

Begin you day with a Joe Wicks workout or if you would like to try something new there are a few ideas below for you. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ JOE WICKS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg YOGA

https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/zumba-kids ZUMBA/ DANCE

Phonics 

For those of you that would like to practise your Phase 5 split vowel digraphs, you can try the picture challenge in the phonics folder. If you feel confident with these,  please revisit spelling and reading of the common exception words from the beginning of last term. 

Maths

Today we are going to learn about our odd and even numbers. You may think this is simple but there are many ways we can explore odd and even by representing the numbers in different ways. Your task is in the Maths folder and the answers will be posted at the end of the day for you to see how you've got on yes.

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Guided Reading 

Log on to Cracking Comprehension for your reading task today. The text is called 'Mrs Wobble the Waitress' by Allan Ahlberg. You may recognise this author from the popular books 'Each Peach Pear Plum' and 'The Jolly Postman'. We think you will enjoy this text as much as these familiar stories. 

English

This week we have been learning about Bob or the man on the moon laugh. This got us thinking, what would it really be like to visit the moon with Bob?

What would you hear?

What would you see?

How would you feel?

What would the atmosphere feel like?

Watch the following video for approximately 5 minutes to get some inspiration or you may want to leave it playing whilst completing your work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32c7espw_jQ

You can find the activity sheet in the English folder to print or you can copy the layout into your workbook. Let's see who is inspired by the moon cool.

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DT (Design and Technology) 

ARE YOU READY FOR A PROJECT? 

We've got the perfect one all about the future laugh

This term you are going to become researchers, designers, builders and architects! We want you to create a building for the future. This could be a new school building, a futuristic home, a new landmark for the future- the possibilities are endless! Before starting you need to understand the design process and where to start. In the topic folder you will find a powerpoint to talk you through the process and your designers booklet. You are Researchers today so you are only completing page 2 of your booklet. You will see-  Task 1 Explore.

Good Luck!

Reading 

We would like you to read a text to your grown up. This might be a story, a non-fiction text, a leaflet, a newspaper article, a recipe or road signs. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to access lots of different texts https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

We hope you enjoy your home learning today. Please send us your topic work so we can see which building inspired you today and we will upload them so you can see each others smiley please use the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email. 

 

Miss Glennon and Miss Glennon

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Morning Year 2 smiley

It's mid week and starting to get a little chillier again so we hope you managed to get outside yesterday. The TT Rockstars battle is going well and the scores are going up but we need lots more of you to log on to make sure your class wins. You have 3 more days- keep going! Please email us if you need your log in details again using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

Phonics 

Use the following link Phase 5- Revise all Phase 5 sounds to practise applying all the alternatives you should know. We have 3 more days of Phase 5 revision before moving onto Phase 6 spelling patterns. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/dragons-den

Maths

In the Maths folder you will find your task for today. You will be solving problems using your learning from yesterday 10 more and 10 less. The answers will be put in the Maths folder at the end of the day if you would like to see how many you got correct. Good Luck! laugh

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Guided Reading 

Please log on to Cracking Comprehension to find your task for today. The text is a non-fiction text called 'Being Colour Blind'.

What does non-fiction mean?

What features do you expect to see?

 

We had some great feedback yesterday from some of you saying how much you have enjoyed using Cracking Comprehension which is great smiley. Don't worry there are plenty more to come! 

English 

Today might be slightly tricky but just try your best and have a go smiley. In the English folder you will find your task sheet and a powerpoint to help you. It will talk you through how to use possessive apostrophes in your writing. Please look at the powerpoint first before completing the task even if you think you know how to use them because there are different things you need to think about. 

If you could send a copy of your work via email it will show us what you know and what you need to work on when back at school which will be really helpful.

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Science 

Last term we started learning about animals and their habitats. We explored different habitats in our local area, we made habitats, we looked at micro habitats and more! Today, we would like you to show us what you have remembered and complete the task in the Science folder. 

 

Please remember you can complete the tasks above in any order and take please take lots of breaks. Go outside, do some exercise and take some time to relax. These are just as important blush.

 

We look forward to seeing how you get on today. Don't worry if you don't understand everything that's what learning is all about yes.

 

Speak tomorrow everyone, 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Morning Everyone!

It's another hot one today so make sure you've got your sun cream, hat and drink plenty of water. We received a few photos and emails yesterday and you are all working hard already- well done!

 

We can see a few of you have logged onto TT Rockstars to begin the class battle for this week. It has been a good start but we would lobe to see more of you logging on. If you have misplaced your log in details please look in the front of your workbook school provided for you or send us an email using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk and we can send you your details. We are going to keep the score top secret until the end of the week so you don't know who is in the lead laugh. Keep it up!

Phonics 

In the phonics folder you will find part 2 of your Phase 5 alternative pronunciation revision. Try and challenge yourself by thinking of words longer than 5 letters long. 

Maths

This term we are learning and recapping our basic number skills. It is important that you are secure on these because they will support your mathematical fluency, your ability to make links in order to answer more challanging questions and help develop your reasoning. Today we are going to be looking at 10 more and 10 less. Use the link below to help you remember how we work this out and listen carefully to the language that is used to explain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2O8uhq5lLg

Once you have watched this, you will find your task in the Maths folder. There is a 'Task 1' and a 'Task 2'. We would suggest doing both tasks because it is always good to check your understanding but if you feel confident you may wish to begin on 'Task 2' which is slightly more challenging. If you could send us your Maths work via the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email so we can have a look that would be great smiley.

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Guided Reading 

Log on and complete your Cracking Comprehension task for today. Please remember this is an online site and can't be found in the Guided Reading folder on our website. You will need to use the following link https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

Please email us if you have misplaced your log in details. 

English

Yesterday you read or watched the story of 'Bob Man on the Moon'. Today we would like you to create a character profile about Bob to see how much you remember about this unusual man. In the English folder there is a template for you to print or copy so you have an idea of what you need to include. 

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RE

Please find you RE task for today using the 'Daily Prayers' star on the main Home Learning page. You will then see a star, 'Family Time'. Inside the folder you will see this weeks date. Open the document and discuss the key questions, share the story and a prayer. You will also find a choice of short activities for you to choose from. 

 

We look forward to seeing some of your Maths work from today and don't forget the battle is still on. Log on and get your class score up before Friday! laugh

 

Speak soon Year 2, 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Monday 1st June 2020

Morning Everyone! 

We hope you all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed lots of sunshine and activity. We have lots of great activities for home learning over the coming weeks so we hope you enjoy them. 

 

Let's get the week going in the best way by getting active and taking part in a Joe Wicks workout.  

Phonics

This week we are doing some Phase 5 revision before moving onto spelling rules. These are really useful to revise because we use the sounds all the time. Take a look in the phonics folder to find your activity for today. Remember, you don't have to print the sheet you can do the work straight in your workbook. 

Maths

To begin this terms home learning we have set up a new TT Rockstars battle ready and waiting for you so log on and get those scores going up laugh. If there is a timestable you aren't as confident on spend some time learning the ones that you find tricky.

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Guided Reading 

You will need to log on to Cracking Comprehension for your task today. You will find the text 'I am too absolutely small for school' by Lauren Child. The question numbers at he bottom of the page will turn green when you have answered them or red if you have missed one. When you have finished, you can then click check and go through your answers. Good Luck! 

English

This week we are going to be looking at the book 'Bob Man on The Moon' by Simon Bartram. Use the following link to read the story with your grown up and answer the following questions in your book:

Did you like the story? Explain your answer.

Which is your favourite character and why?

How does the story make you feel?

What do you think Bob might do next on the moon?

If you could go to the Moon, what would you say to Bob? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v_9K5Uak50 - this is a version you can read yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt5zQ1UO6rE - this version will read the story to you

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PE

The weather is going to change soon so make the most of being outside as much as possible. You may want to go for a brisk walk with a family member, go out on your bike, play in the garden or catch up on Joe Wicks if you missed the workout this morning. 

PSHE

In the PSHE folder you will find your task for today. We would like you to think about your friends and why they are important to you. What qualities do they have that makes them a good friend? 

We hope you enjoy your learning today and keep going out to enjoy the sunshine! 

Good Luck!

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham blush

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good Morning Year 2, 

WELL DONE 

You have completed a whole term of home learning and we are so PROUD of you all! 

We hope you all have a marvellous May half term laugh

Phonics

Today in phonics we would like you apply your knowledge of how the /er/ sound can be spelt 'or' after a 'w'. Follow this link and click on 'spelling tiles' to play phonics games which will test your knowledge-  

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/98/21-The-sound-spelt-or-after-w Can you earn more spelling points than yesterday?

Maths

In maths today you have choice of activities. You can follow this link to play a game online which will help you to practice giving change https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money or if you have access to a printer, there is a 'mathopoly' board game in the maths folder which you can print and play with your family. 

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Guided Reading

In Guided Reading today we would like you to self mark your work from this week to see how you got on. You will find all of the answers in the Reading folder. 

English 

Today we would like you to read your instructions to someone in your home and see if they can successfully follow your instructions. We have enjoyed reading the instructions which have been emailed to us so far including how to make a delicious smoothie, a tasty sandwich or an origami butterfly! 

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Relax and unwind 

You have all worked so hard over the past few weeks so take some time this afternoon to relax. You might want to read a book in the shade outside, play a game with your family or do some baking. 

Or you could go on a colour hunt! Pick a colour, then go for a walk and take pictures every time you spot your colour - good luck! 

 

Have a lovely half term Year 2 smiley Please stay safe and remember if you are going outside to enjoy the beautiful sunshine you need to wear a hat, sun cream and drink plenty of water. 

Please send pictures to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk so we can share with your friends what you get up to over the half term break. 

 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

Hello Year 2 smiley

What a beautiful day it was yesterday! We hope you all managed to spend some time outside in the lovely sunshine. It is going to be very sunny again today so please remember to take breaks and enjoy some time outside  

Phonics 

In phonics today you are going to be applying your knowledge of the /o/ sound spelt with 'a' after w and qu in certain spellings, which you learnt earlier in the week. Follow this link and click on 'spelling tiles' to play some phonics games which will test your knowledge - https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/97/20-The-sound-spelt-a-after-w-and-qu  How many spelling points can you earn? 

Maths

In the maths folder you will find a problem solving activity linked to money and finding change.  Read each of the questions carefully to find out what sweets your teachers have been buying! 

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Guided Reading

In the guided reading folder you will find comprehension questions to complete based on a set of instructions. 

English

We would like you to finish writing your instructions in English today. Remember to use the tool kit we posted yesterday as well as the examples in the English folder to help you.

When you have finished writing and you are happy with your instructions please email your work to us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk.  We are looking forward to reading them and hopefully learning how to make something new! 

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Handwriting 

In the Phonics folder you will find a couple of handwriting practise sheets linked to the spelling rules you have been learning this week. Make sure all of your letters are sat nicely on the line. 

Music

Here is the link again, to a fun music lesson on BBC Bitesize all about making music with your body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjcwqp3 

Have a terrific Thursday Year 2! Can you believe you only have one more day to go after today and it will be Half term! 

 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2, 

We just wanted to say THANK YOU and WELL DONE to you and your parents for sending in your amazing work and photos of the other activities you have been up to. 

Phonics

Today in Phonics you are going to be learning about how sometimes the /or/ sound can be spelt 'ar' if it comes after a w.  A PowerPoint is in the phonics folder to help you. 

Maths

Today in Maths you are going to be looking at different types of money problems. Look carefully at each question and what it is asking you. Please show your workings so we can see how you have solved the questions.

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Guided Reading 

Please answer the questions based on the 'types of storms' factual text you read yesterday. You will find the text and questions in the Reading Folder. We will put the answers up on Friday so you are able to mark your work. 

English

Today in English we would like you begin writing your own set of instructions in your home learning book. First of all think about what you would like your instructions to be about. They could explain how to make your favourite sandwich, how to plant a seed or how to build a space rocket! It is up to you - however you need to be able to clearly explain how to make it. 

 

Features of Instructions

- Title 'How to...'

- Have a list of equipment/ingredients 

- Written in present tense and are clear

- Written in order with numbered steps to follow or use time conjunctions (First, Next, Finally etc)

- Imperative verbs 

- Adverbs (Carefully, slowly, gently etc) 

Remember to check the examples in the English folder to help you. 

 

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Art 

For Art today we would like you to compare the three artists you have learnt about over the past few weeks. You have looked at Andy Goldsworthy, William Morris and an artist of your choice.  In your home learning book record:

What is similar about their work?

What is different about their work?

Who is your favourite artist? 

Why?

 

We hope you have a great day Year 2 laugh

 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello Year 2, 

We hope you...

 

Remember you can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral at 9:30am. You can find the link in the Daily Prayers folder on the main Home Learning page. 

Phonics

Today you are going to be learning about how the /er/ sound can be spelt with 'or' if it comes after a w.  In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint to help you and activities to complete. 

Maths

Today in maths we would like you to 'check your change'. In the maths folder you will find a sheet for you to complete. Have you been given the correct amount of change?  To solve, look carefully at the cost of the item, the coins you have paid with and the change you have been given. 

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Guided Reading 

In the Guided Reading folder you will find a factual text all about different types of storms. We would like you to spend today's session reading the text carefully and identifying key words. Remember if you are unsure what a word means you can underline it and then discuss with a grown up or research to find out. Tomorrow you will be answering the questions. 

English

Later this week you will be writing your own set of instructions. Today you are going to be focusing on a key feature of instructions - Imperative Verbs. In the English folder you will find a PowerPoint explaining imperative verbs and an activity to complete. 

If you can email your completed imperative verbs sheet to us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk it would be greatly appreciated. 

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Science 

Today in Science we would like you to show off what you have learnt over the past few weeks about habitats. Please sketch and label a habitat of your choice, explaining why the habitat is perfect for the animals and plants which live there. For example,  Squirrels love to live in a Woodland habitat because they mainly eat nuts and make nests high up in the tree canopy. 

 

Have a great day and we'll speak to you again tomorrow. 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon laugh

 

Monday 18th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2 smiley

We hope you enjoyed some time outside in the beautiful sunshine and are now feeling ready for another week of home learning. smiley

 

Note: In the maths folder you will find the answers to the maths assessment questions you completed on Friday, please use these to self mark your work.

Phonics

Today you will be learning about the different sound 'a' can make after 'qu' and 'w' in certain spellings. In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint to help you as well as activities to complete. 

Maths

This week in maths you are continuing to learn about money and will be focusing on finding change. Follow this link to watch a video which revisits adding coins to find the total amount from last week and also introduces how to find change https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/resource/year-2-two-step-problems-video-tutorial/ 

In the maths folder you will find change questions to complete, you can either complete the questions on the sheet if you have a printer or record the questions in your home learning book.  

Please remember to show your workings.

When you have finished please send a copy of your work to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

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Guided Reading

In the Guided Reading folder you will find today's text and questions. You are going to be applying your inference skills as well as making predictions. When making predictions based on the text you need to use information you have read to guess what will happen next. 

English

This week you are going to be looking at instructions. First of all we would like you to think about the following questions;

What are instructions?

Why do we need instructions?

Next, have a look around your home, can you find any examples of instructions?

Activity

In the English folder you will find examples of different types of instructions, read them and think about how they are written. What key features do they have?

Now Choose one set of instructions to follow and complete the activity. 

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PE/Music 

Time to get moving! Follow the link to complete a PE session with Joe Wicks here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

 

Or you can follow the link here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjcwqp3 to a music lesson on BBC Bitesize about Body Percussion. Did you know you can make music using just your body?

Have a great day and remember to have breaks throughout the day or change the order of activities to suit you! 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

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The TT Rockstars Battle is now over for this week and the scores are...

Hedgehogs Class- 69,840 and Squirrels Class- 2,944

Excellent effort to anyone who took part from both classes you are doing a great job laugh

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

Friday 15th May 2020

Hello Year 2, it's Friday! laugh

We hope you've had a good week so far and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine yesterday. There is more to come today so take a break and enjoy a walk, bike ride or something active. 

 

TT Rockstars is the highest class score yet! You still have the rest of the day to get those scores up so log on and help your class before the end of the day. 

Phonics

Revisit the year 1 and year 2 common exception words in your home learning pack. Make sure there aren't any that you are unable to read or spell. If there are, do not worry you still have plenty or time to learn them. There are some word searches in the phonics folder for you to use if you would like to practise reading some of these words. 

Maths

Today we would like you to apply your learning about Money from this week. In the Maths the folder there are some assessment questions to complete either on the sheet if you have access to a printer or in your workbook. The answers will be put in the Maths folder at the end of the day for you to self mark your work if you'd like to know how you got on. 

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English

Your English task today is to begin writing or complete your non chronological report about your chosen insect. Remember to look at the toolkit we posted yesterday, use the examples in the English folder if you need a little help and edit your work once you have finished your writing.

 

If you can send your work to us using the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address it would be greatly appreciated so we can see how you got on this week. We look forward to seeing what you chose and learning some new interesting facts smiley.

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Computing 

The following website https://code.org/minecraft will help you practise your coding skills. You do not need a log in for the activity. The linked page will guide you through each level as you progress. See if you can reach a higher level than you did last time. They get very tricky! indecision

Relax and unwind

You have worked really hard this week year 2 and we have loved receiving all your emails. This afternoon take some time to relax doing what you enjoy. This might be reading a book, baking, enjoying some sunshine, sitting with your family or playing a game- you deserve it!

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend in the sunshine. 

Speak to you again next week everyone laugh.

 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Thursday 14th May 2020

Morning Year 2!

We hope you had a good day yesterday. We just wanted to say a big thank you, to you and your parents, for sending in work via the year 2 email address. We've seen some great pieces so far this week- well done! 

 

TT Rockstars is incredible this week! Lots of you have worked on your individual scores as well as the class tournament. We've had lots of emails from children who are very proud of how they are improving. Keep it up! laugh To keep the suspense a little longer and get some more of you logging on, we are going to reveal the final score on Friday. Keep going because now you don't know who is in the lead... only we know wink.

 

Begin your day with a Joe Wicks work out or a brisk walk. Get those minds and bodies moving ready for the day ahead https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Phonics 

In the phonics folder you will find your task for today. If you need to revisit the powerpoint from yesterday again to remind yourself of the spelling rule it is still in the folder for you to use. If you complete these you may want to think of your own words that follow the rule you've learnt over the last 2 days. 

Maths

Continue completing some of the Maths money problems we set yesterday. Remember you have 2 days to complete a selection of them. Make sure you have shown a written method using the example question to help you. Some of the problems are trickier than others so give yourself a challenge when you feel more confident. 

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Guided Reading

In the Guided Reading folder you will find the answers to the Leopard reading comprehension task. We would like you to self mark your work to see how you got on. 

English

Today, you can either continue researching your insect ready to begin writing tomorrow or if you feel you have gathered enough information you can begin writing today.

Remember to include key features of a non chronological report and use the examples in the folder to help you if you need to.

Non Chronological Features

  • a title
  • subheadings
  • questions
  • an introduction
  • labelled diagrams
  • captions
  • adventurous vocabulary
  • a range of conjunctions

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RE

Use the link below to find your work for today. You may need an adult to work with you so you can discuss your ideas. Think about your favourite possession. How would you feel if you lost it?

Before beginning, what links could you make between this question and the disciples?

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-05-18/2020_05_18_assembly_for_home/

We hope you have a good day Year 2 smiley. Remember to send us a few examples of you Maths problems so we can see your written method. Use the following email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

 

Speak to you tomorrow, 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Morning Everyone! 

It's mid week again. Only a few more days until the weekend and it's starting to warm up again laugh. Take a look and see what you notice about the weekly weather update.

What do the numbers mean? How do we measure the temperature? Describe how the weather changes during the day today using the picture below to your grown up. Do you know why? Go outside at regular intervals and see what changes. Make links to our Science learning and see if the weather prediction below is accurate throughout the day. 

TT Rockstar update...

Hedgehog Class- 16,396 and Squirrels Class- 849

Well done everyone, keep going!

Phonics 

In the phonics folder you will find your phonics powerpoint for today.

Spelling rule- adding 'es' to nouns and verbs ending in 'y'. Can you remember what changes in the words? What do we replace it with?

Maths

In the Maths folder you will find some money word problems to complete over the next 2 days (Wednesday and Thursday). Some of the problems use slightly simpler numbers and some get trickier. Start with some simpler ones to build your confidence and practise using a written method to solve the problem.  Remember the best Mathematicians don't do everything in their head, they can show and explain how they worked it out. An example of a written method using tens and ones has been completed on the sheet for you smiley

 

We would like you to send some examples of your work over the next 2 days so we can see your written method. Please use the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email. 

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Guided Reading

Complete any comprehension questions about 'Leopards' that you didn't finish yesterday. Answers will be given at the end of the week for you to self mark. 

English

Using a blank page in your workbook, we would like you to gather some information about your chosen insect. This information can be written as notes because we are planning and mapping out our ideas and information. Think about some interesting facts you think the reader wouldn't know and would keep them reading on. You want to tell them something they don't know to hook them in or plan some adventurous vocabulary to interest them. You could use the internet, books or speak to your grown ups and see what they know.

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PSHE

So far you have explored your family tree, a special person to you and said thank you to them. Today we would like you to spend some quality time away from a screen with your family. This might be a walk, a bike ride, baking, cooking dinner together, eating together, drawing, playing a game, sharing a story or getting creative laugh. If your grown ups are feeling brave, we would love to share a picture of you and your grown up enjoying your activity together on our updates page. Please send them to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

It is so important to spend time together- family is everything heart

 

 

Have a good day. Take care everyone.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham blush

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello Year 2, 

What a great start to the week already. We've received many labelled diagrams of your chosen creature for English this week and you've already got the score going up for both classes on TT Rockstars laugh

Hedgehogs- 5,801 and Squirrels- 370

There are many more days left in the week so keep logging on and trying your best. 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find the powerpoint including a short word search activity or a look, say, cover, write check task including both alternative pronunciations for the 'y'.

Maths- Adding coins

Tell us what coins we could use to buy the items on our shopping list in your workbook. We would like you to write it as an addition calculation if possible 10p + 2p + 2p = 14p. 

If you find this tricky, you could draw the coins you think we might need, take wax rubbings of the coins we need or take a picture of real coins.

Challenge yourself and see if you can:

  • give us 2 different ways to make the amount
  • Only use silver coins 
  • Use the least amount of coins possible

If you are able to send your completed Maths work to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk it would be great to see how you got on. 

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Guided Reading

We hope you found the non fiction text about Leopards as interesting as we did. In the Guided Reading folder you will find your comprehension questions to complete over the next 2 days.  

English

Today we would like you to begin planning your non chronological report about your chosen creature. In the English folder, you will find some examples to help you and give an idea of different layouts and what information you may want to include. Please remember you are not writing your information today you are just drawing your boxes, thinking about a title, maybe some picture boxes to include your diagram from yesterday or an interesting fact box. You may choose to do this piece of work on the computer and use word or publisher. There are many options!

 

Take a look at the examples and see which bits you would like to magpie for your own piece.

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Science

You have a choice of tasks for Science today- one inside and one outside smiley.

Use the following link to explore hedgerow habitats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eul6x1lomns. Once you have watched this to get some inspiration, see if you can find a hedgerow in your local area and see what you can find just like the children in the video. 

OR

You can get creative and design an imaginary microhabitat for a made up creature of your choice. Remember to explain why there are certain items included in your microhabitat. Why does your creature need it? What benefit does it have? 

Good Luck Year 2! 

Stay safe, Stay active and Stay Coooooool!

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Morning Everyone!

We hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. 

This week we've got some great home learning for you and the part you've all been waiting for...

laugh  THE NEXT TT ROCKSTAR CLASS BATTLE   laugh

First, we would like you to get the day started with a Joe Wicks workout or another physical activity to get your mind and body energised. Use the following Joe Wicks video link to help you. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Phonics 

Today and tomorrow, you will be learning about the alternative pronunciation for 'y' https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2016/05/05/20/22/32/561/20097_content/index.html?id=ae#

In the phonics folder you will find a powerpoint to help you. Please don't forget to revisit any Year 1 or Year 2 common exception words you found difficult to read or spell. 

Maths

Before beginning your Maths home learning today, make sure you are secure on the following:

● you know the value of each coin we use (Pound Sterling)
● you can order the coins from lowest to highest value
● you know how many p in £

When you are secure with the 3 points above, find the Monday powerpoint in the Maths folder to help you get started on your next task. Depending on how confident you feel, you can choose to complete Task 1, the slightly trickier Task 2 or both smiley

You may choose to use physical coins, objects or draw dienes (tens/ ones) to help you add the amounts together. 

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Guided Reading 

In the guided reading folder you will find a non fiction text all about Leopards. Just like we do in class, read the text carefully and highlight or colour the words that you are unsure of or have heard but don't know the meaning of. Use this time to find out the meaning and understand the text. You could begin to think about what comprehension questions you may be asked. 

English

The week you will be researching an insect of your choice. At the end of the week you will write a non-chronological report about your chosen insect using the information you gather through the week. Don't worry you will have some examples to help you later in the week smiley. For now all you need to do is use the powerpoint in the English folder and choose an insect to explore. If you already know which insect you would like to write about that's great yes

 

When you have decided, you need to do is draw a picture of your insect and label it. Try to use adjectives and expanded noun phrases to label it so it is interesting for the reader. We would like you to email this to us so we can see your chosen creature and vocabulary choices.

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Collective Worship

Please use the TenTen Resources and share the video 'You Were Like Me'. At the end discuss with your family 'How else could you be like Jesus today?' (caring, loving, forgiving, kind, generous). https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/prayers-for-home/homeprayer-2020-05-11/#1584965463900-2be3f202-b89e

 

We are very excited to see what creatures you have decided to explore this week. Use the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email so we can take a look. 

Have fun and remember keep moving, take breaks and THE NEW BATTLE IS LIVE laugh.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome to the final day of Home Learning this week!

We hope you all enjoy the long bank holiday weekend and have the opportunity to go outside in the beautiful sunshine 

There is also a new video from our favourite puppy - Milo! Head over to Milo's page to watch. 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint about 'y' making the 'I' sound. Listen to Mr Thorne explain here 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5GKtk0RCE8&list=PLEE9B951B088E32E6&index=30&t=0s then complete the activities. 

Maths

Its time to be active! Maths today is a practical activity where you are going to investigate - What you can do in 1 minute.  In the maths folder you will find a PowerPoint with a link to an online one minute timer and some challenges to try. Record the results in your home learning book - Good luck! 

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Guided Reading

Please complete the Thursday retrieval questions in the Guided Reading folder.

English

Its time to apply what you have been learning this week. We would like you to write a descriptive paragraph for this under water scene which includes Expanded Noun Phrases and Apostrophe's for possession. 

Remember to think about the Good, Better, Best approach we use in our writing. Can you up level your writing and use adventurous vocabulary? 

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PSHE

Over the past couple of weeks you have been focusing on your family. Today you are going to be thinking about the relationships you have with other people in your life as well. Think about your family, friends and teachers. How are these relationships different? How are they similar? Discuss these questions with your parents. You then may want to draw a picture in your home learning book of your family, friends and teachers and label the similarities and differences. 

 

For the rest of the afternoon you can finish your Science Habitat models. We would love to see these so please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk and we will add them to the 'updates from your friends' page for everyone to see.

We hope you have a lovely and restful weekend. We'll speak again next week laugh

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2! 

Its the middle of the week already smiley Hopefully today will be as sunny as yesterday 

Please note as Friday is a bank holiday tomorrow will be your final day of home learning this week.

Phonics

Please complete the 'kn' and 'gn' activity pack in the phonics folder. You will be applying your knowledge of both spellings you have learned this week so far.

Maths  

In the maths folder you will find a PDF called Wednesday maths with a mixture of time questions. Think carefully about what each question is asking you to do!

enlightenedHere's a helpful hint - Remember there are 60 minutes in 1 hour.enlightened

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

Please complete the Wednesday guided reading retrieval questions all about animals.

English

Today in English you are going to be learning about when apostrophes are used to show possession. In the English folder you will see a PowerPoint presentation all about apostrophes for possession with activities for you to complete on the last few slides.

Tomorrow, in English you will be applying your knowledge of expanded noun phrases and apostrophes for possession to write  a detailed descriptive paragraph. 

smiley Lunch smiley

Topic/Art

Over the past couple of weeks you have made Andy Goldsworthy and William Morris inspired artwork.  Today we would like you to research a new artist of your choice and create a mini fact file

What is the artists style?

What is your opinion? Do you like their style? 

When was the artist most popular? 

What materials does the artist use to create their art?

In the topic folder you will find a fact file template you can use. 

Have a lovely day laugh Thank you for all the emails and photos we have received already this week, have a look at the 'updates from your friends' page to see them. Please email a photo of something you are proud of or have enjoyed completing today to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Happy Tuesday Year 2! 

Please have a look at the daily prayers star on the main home learning page for new resources. Holy Rood Church are live streaming Mass from Clifton Cathedral at 9:30am daily. Follow the link on the daily prayers page to watch. 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a PowerPoint all about the silent g. Start by watching  Mr Thorne explaining the 'gn' spelling here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtVNDx18Jss then complete the activities on the PowerPoint. 

Maths

Today in maths you are going to be applying your knowledge of time to answer worded time questions. On the PowerPoint in the maths folder, you will find a link to an interactive clock which may help you. Think carefully about what the question is asking, you may find it helpful to underline the key words and draw clock faces to help you smiley

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Guided Reading

Please complete the Tuesday questions in the reading folder. You are practising retrieval questions again today and need to match the boxes to show the correct answers. 

English 

In English today we would like you to apply your knowledge of Expanded Noun Phrases you focused on yesterday. In the English folder you will find a PowerPoint with a picture of an underwater habitat to describe. Remember you can revisit yesterday's PowerPoint to help you. 

smiley Lunch smiley

Science

Last week in science you focused on micro- habitats and went hunting to discover your own! cool In science this week, you are going to be thinking about larger habitats such as the ocean and desert. On the PowerPoint you will find videos to watch about different habitats. We would then like you to choose one habitat and build your own. Remember to think carefully, would you have a palm tree in Arctic with the Polar bears? 

There is no need to rush, you have all afternoon today and will also have some time later in the week. We can't wait to see what you make! 

We hope you've had a great day laugh

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2 smiley

We hope you've had a restful weekend and are ready for another week of home learning! 

Phonics 

In the phonics folder you will find a power point to help you. We would like you to complete the activities on Monday's power point all about the silent k. Start by watching Mr Thorne and Geraldine explaining when to use the 'kn' spelling - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP3-PCK8bk0

Maths

Look in the maths folder and you will see a power point and activity sheet called Monday. You are going to be thinking about your day and what time you do different activities as you create your daily routine. You will need to apply your knowledge from last week to draw the correct time on the clock faces as well as writing the time.

Here is a fun video to get you thinking all about time - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-telling-the-time/zk4t8xs

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

This week in guided reading you are going to be focusing on retrieving information from the text. Retrieving means - finding the answer in the text. When you are retrieving information from the text you want to look for the key words in the question to help you. In the guided reading folder, please complete the Monday questions. 

English

In English today you are going to be focusing on Expanded Noun Phrases which help to make your writing more detailed and interesting for the reader. In the English folder you will find a power point which explains Expanded Noun Phrases and also has activities for you to complete. We would love to see how you improve the sentences on the last slide! Please email us a copy of your sentences at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk mail

smiley Lunch smiley - Miss Mendham's favourite time of the day! 

PE

It is time to get moving! You could complete a Joe Wicks workout or go outside - hopefully it doesn't rain! You might also like to make up your own routine just like the 'super movers' video you watched earlier in maths, if you make up your own super movers routine, you could film it and send it us for your friends to see. smiley

Collective Worship

As we are few days into May have a look at the PowerPoint to help you to learn how to say the Rosary here-  https://www.holyroodcatholicprimary.co.uk/daily-prayers/

We loved receiving lots of emails last week and adding to the 'updates from your friends' page. Hopefully we can add even more this week smiley

 

Have a great day!

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

 

Friday 1st May 2020

AND THE WINNERS ARE... HEDGEHOG CLASS!

Hedgehog Class- 39,579

and

Squirrels Class- 16,514

Well done to you all. What a fantastic battle!

Now you have a week to work on your own score on TT Rockstars and we will begin a new battle on the 11th May 2020. smiley Have a lovely weekend. 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

Friday 1st May 2020

You made it through another week blush.

There is only 1 more day for you to get those results up on TT Rockstars to win the battle for your class. Here are the results so far...

Hedgehogs- 27,992 and Squirrels- 15,013

WOW!

The final results will be shared at 4pm today but don't worry they will still be there on Monday morning for you to see. Keep up the good work Year 2!

Maths

In the Maths folder you will find your task for today. This is a mixed time sheet to revise the times you have learnt this week. 

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Guided Reading

In the reading folder you will find your final inference picture to complete in your workbook. 

English

We have read through the stories you sent in and they were great. We loved the characters you chose, the settings and the vocabulary choices were fantastic. Today, we would like you to share your story with a member of your family by reading it out loud. If you can we would love to receive some videos of you reading your stories with expression. 

smiley LUNCH smiley

Topic/Art

In Art this year, we have studied Andy Goldsworthy and William Morris. We would like you to create a piece of art inspired by William Morris. In the topic folder, you will find a powerpoint to recap the facts you learnt in class before creating you piece. You will find further examples of his work as well. 

   

Reading 

Take some time to relax and read a story. There are some great eBooks on Oxford Owl. Go and take a look smiley

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&series=Read+Write+Inc.&region=uk

We hope you have a restful weekend Year 2. 

Look forward to hearing from you all soon and possibly seeing some of your stories being read out loud. Send them across to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk mail.

 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Thursday 30th April 2020

Morning Year 2,

What a great day yesterday! laugh The journey stories some of you sent in were great, you've worked very hard on them and you should be proud of yourselves. Check out the 'Updated from friends' page and make sure you scroll down to see all the new updates.

 

Secondly, the TT Rockstars battle is amazing! So many of your are logging on to help your class raise your total score before the end of the week. The mid week results are... drum roll please... smiley

Hedgehogs- 18,091 and Squirrels- 10,205

Squirrels Class you are catching up, what an increase since the beginning of the week. Keep it up, you've got 2 days left. 

 

To honour Mary during the month of May, you can find a PowerPoint presentation to guide your child/children through the process of using a Rosary. Simply click here https://www.holyroodcatholicprimary.co.uk/daily-prayers/ 

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find a powerpoint for today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) 's' spelt as 'c'. There are some games and word searches for you to apply your learning from the last few days. 

Maths

Today you will be telling the time to quarter to the hour. Find the powerpoint in the Maths folder to help you. Please make sure you are secure on telling the time to o'clock, half past and quarter past before moving on. If you need more practise on previous days work that is fine, there is no rush to move on. 

smiley BREAK smiley

Guided Reading

You have another picture in the Reading folder to work on some more inference questions in your workbook. We have also set up a quiz for you on Cracking Comprehension if you would like to give this a go smiley.

smiley LUNCH smiley

Computing

The following website https://code.org/minecraft will help you practise your coding skills. You do not need a log in for the activity. The linked page will guide you through each level as you progress. It's great fun and gets the brain working yes.

Don't forget to keep active, take breaks and adjust the work to suit you. 

2 more days till the weekend everyone!

 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Note- Please remember this is a suggested timetable for the day and not all tasks need to be complete. Stay active and mix it up if you need to smiley.

Hello Year 2, 

It's mid week!

Thank you for all the Science work you emailed to us yesterday, we loved looking at them. There were some very creative microhabitats and excellent labelling. We will put some on the 'Updates Page' for you to see.

Today in English, you are going to finish your story writing and we would like you to email your final piece across to us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk   We appreciate it can be difficult to get a clear picture of writing but just try your best. We cant wait to read them smiley.

 

The part you've all been waiting for TT Rockstars Battle. The results for Tuesday are in.

Hedgehogs Class- 10,894 and Squirrels Class- 4,186

 laugh There is still time to catch up Squirrels. 3 days of the battle left! laugh

Phonics 

Use the following links to apply the dge and ge endings. The links are also on the powerpoint in the phonics folder for you.

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-71.htm

https://www.tinytap.it/activities/gwil/play/dge-or-ge

Maths

Today you will be telling the time to quarter past the hour. In the Maths folder you will find a short powerpoint to help you. Once you feel fairly confident, you can begin completing the activity sheet. 

smiley BREAK smiley

Guided Reading 

We hope you're enjoying the inference through pictures tasks this week. In the reading folder you will find your next picture and questions to answer in your book. We have also set up a quiz for you on Cracking Comprehension. Please don't feel you need to do both of these activities today, it's just something extra or as a change for you at some point this week smiley.

English

The rest of the day is set aside for you to finish your story and email to us. Over the past few weeks you have: planned the 5 paragraphs of our story, written your first draft of your story, edited your story and today you write your final piece laugh. This is when you rewrite your story from start to finish but focus on your neatest handwriting and add in anything you edited yesterday.

Your English may take slightly longer today so we have left the afternoon empty for you to finish or just take some time to relax! We've had some examples of your editing sent to us already which is great so we are very excited to see you final pieces.

smiley LUNCH smiley

We are very proud of you all heart 

The emails we are receiving are lovely and many of you are saying how much you miss your class. We will keep updating the friends page so you can see how each other are getting on. This could be a picture of your free time or a huge smile just to share with each other blush.

 

Keep up the good work Year 2 and stay safe. 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Morning Everyone! 

Definitely not as sunny as the weekend which is a shame. At least the plants are getting a little bit of water though yes.

Firstly, a HUGE thank you to everyone that emailed their work across yesterday or logged onto TT Rockstars. It was really helpful to see how you are all getting on. Once you have completed your Science task today, we would like you to send it to us at year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk and we will check TT Rockstars to give you another update on the battle score! 

 

The results are in for our class TT Rockstars battle!

Hedgehog Class- 2,349 and Squirrels Class- 746

laugh WOWZERS HEDGEHOG CLASS laugh

Squirrels Class you still have 4 MORE DAYS to over take! 

laugh Hedgehog Class keep going- they might beat you laugh

 

Maths

Today you have two time activities to complete. You will see the similarities with yesterday. First, write the half past times, followed by drawing the half past times. You MUST remember to draw your hour hand SHORTER than your minute hand to make your answer correct. 

 

TT Rockstars- See if you can help your class get their score up before the final result on Friday. Let's see how far in front one class can get laugh.

smiley BREAK smiley

Guided Reading

Please complete the Tuesday inference questions in your workbook. 

English

Now you have revisited what editing is and why it is important, it's time to edit your own story. Remember to read your work out loud and use the editing checklist to help you. You're almost finished!

smiley LUNCH smiley

Science

You are starting a new unit of work on Microhabitats. Last week you began by investigating things that were dead, alive or once living. Today, we would like you to begin by opening the Microhabitat powerpoint in the Science folder to find out what they are and see some examples on a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mXEsvrJUnU (this link is on the powerpoint for you). After that, you need to explore your garden, local area or research on the internet for your own example of a Microhabitat to sketch and label. You can do this on plain paper if you have some or in your workbook. Have fun hunting! cool

 

Remember, once you have finished, we would like to see your Science task when you have completed it. Please send it to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk.

PSHE

Last week you learnt about your family tree. Today we would like you to choose 1 person from your family tree to write a short thank you letter to. It is up to you what you would like to say thank you for. Take some time to have a think before writing, it will be a tough decision. 

 

We hope you and your families are well.

Have fun! 

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Morning Year 2, it's Monday! smiley 

We hope you had a great weekend in the sunshine and ready to begin a new week of learning. 

 

This week we have set a battle between Hedgehogs and Squirrels on Times Tables Rockstars. Log on and see how many questions you can get correct against the clock https://ttrockstars.com Your score will be combined with your class throughout the week to make a final total on Friday. Let's see which class will be THE WINNERS wink. We will log on and see how you're getting on to give you updates. 

Today we would like you to email us your Maths work and log onto TT Rockstars to begin the battle between the two classes. This will help us see how you're getting on and what we can do next yes.

Phonics

In the phonics folder you will find your task and a powerpoint to help you. We would like you to complete the slides titled Monday- 'dge'. If you complete the task and feel like you did well, challenge yourself to make a word list of all the words you know using the alternative spelling 'dge'.

Maths

Go to the Maths folder and find the Monday activity sheet and powerpoint. The week begins with revision of learning you should already know. The aim is that you start the week feeling confident in what you already know and build on this throughout the week.

NOTE- there are 2 sheets to complete today and we would like you to send us an example of your work to the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk  email. 

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Guided Reading

This week we are going to use our inference skills. Inference means - filling in what is not written on the page or working out what the author is trying to tell you using clues and evidence from the text when it is not explicitly written down. In the Guided Reading folder you will find the following image and questions to answer in your workbook.

English

Last week you wrote all 5 paragraphs of your story but we're not finished yet! We now need to spend some time editing our story writing. Open the powerpoint in the English folder to see why this is important and what it should include. You have done lots of editing in class so you should be great! smiley

 smiley LUNCH smiley

PE

After a jam packed morning of learning, it's now time to get moving and relax. Join Joe Wicks for a great PE workout, take a gentle stroll with someone in your family or enjoy a bike ride.  

Collective Worship

Now it's time to relax and spend some time with your family discussing a meeting with Jesus using the following link.

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/assemblies/assembly-2020-04-27/2020_04_27_assembly_for_home/

 

Enjoy! We look forward to receiving your work via email later today laugh.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Good Morning Year 2 and welcome back!

We hope you have all had a safe but enjoyable Easter Half Term  smiley Remember you can email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk with photos of what you have been up to and we'll add them to 'updates from your friends' page. 

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Friday Year 2! 

Can you believe it is Friday already? Well done for completing your first week back of home learning. We would love to see what you have done so please send pictures to year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk laugh

Phonics

In phonics today you are going to practise your spelling with the /k/ sound. First of all follow this link https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-4583.htm and play 'against the clock'. You can also try and find all the words in the word search. In your home learning book, write your own interesting sentences using these words: Kent, kit, sketch and skin. 

Maths

Please complete the questions on the Friday slides of the power point. You are going to be applying your measuring knowledge to different types of questions. Think carefully about what each question is asking you to do. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

Following on from yesterday's guided reading activity, you are going to write a book review today. What book did you read yesterday? Did you enjoy the book? Would you recommend it to someone else? In the Guided Reading folder you will find a book review template. 

English 

It is time to write the ending for your story. However as you know in Year 2 we don't just write 'the end' as this does not complete the story and is a boring ending. Remember to check your plan and story board- How is your story going to end?  You need to make sure your ending links the whole story together and follows on from yesterdays resolution. 

smiley Lunch smiley
Start the afternoon with some quiet reading, you might want to enjoy your book outside in the sunshine smiley 

Topic 

Explain to your family who Andy Goldsworthy is and what he likes to use to make his artwork. You could also show your adult some of Andy Goldsworthy's art on the internet. Share the art work you made earlier in the week with your grown up - What do they think? Afterwards, you might want to create a masterpiece together. 

Have a lovely weekend Year 2 and we'll speak again next week. 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello again Year 2! 

Welcome to Thursday's home learning smiley   

There has been a few new resources added to the 'Useful Websites' section of the main Home Learning page so please have a look. 

Phonics

Today in phonics you are going to be looking at a spelling rule. Have a look at Thursdays power point in the phonics folder to find out more. 

Maths

We hope you enjoyed your 'measure hunt' yesterday. How many objects did you find that were longer than 30cm?  Today you are going to continue practising your measuring skills by measuring objects smaller than 30cm. Measure the objects carefully and record the measurements in your home learning book. Remember to check the power point for extra activities on Thursday's slide. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading 

Today you can choose your own book to read. Read a book you have at home or you can choose a new book online here https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/.

If you can read your book aloud to a grown up.

When you have finished reading answer these questions

- What type of book have you read? 

- What did you like about the book?

- Who is your favourite character? 

- If you read a non-fiction book, Have you discovered something new? 

Next, design a new front cover for your book. Remember to include the title and the author. 

English

Start today's English by reading what you have written so far. Now it is time for the Resolution so first check your plan. How have you planned to resolve your characters problem? 

Is the character going to fix it on their own?

Do they need another character to help?

How is your character feeling? 

A lot of children find this part of a story tricky to write so think carefully about what you have planned, you don't want to solve the problem in the first sentence. 

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Religious Education

We would like you to reflect on your Easter Weekend in your home learning book. Can you explain

- What did you do with your family? 

- What is the meaning of Easter?

- Why are Good Friday and Easter Sunday important? 

Handwriting and Reading

For the rest of the afternoon you might want to listen to an audio book (you can find a link on the main home learning page). You can also practise your cursive handwriting using the common exception word list in your home learning pack. 

Have a lovely day and remember this is just a suggested timetable so you can move things around and complete them in a different order if you would like to smiley

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon 

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good Morning Year 2, 

It is the middle of the week already! 

Phonics

In phonics today you are going to show off what you have learnt over the past couple of days about the 'ph' and 'wh' digraphs. There are a few different activities to complete. 

First follow this link https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-7791.htm and play 'against the clock.' You can play a few times and see if you can beat your score.  Then look in the phonics folder for some other activities. 

Maths

Today in maths you are going to be using a ruler to measure the length of different objects. If you don't have a ruler at home, here is a link to one online https://iruler.net/ - Remember to use CM when measuring. You are going on another 'measure hunt' but this time to find objects longer than 30cm. Please look at Wednesday on the power point for more information. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

We hope you enjoyed reading about Her Majesty the Queens birthday yesterday. Would you like to have two birthdays like the Queen? You will find today's Guided Reading in the Reading folder, it is about a fictional competition. 

English

It is time for the exciting part of your journey story today... the problem!   Before writing, read what you have written so far in the opening and build up paragraphs and then check your plan. What is going to happen to your character? Try not to give it away straight away and remember to include exciting sentence starters  for example 

A little while later, 

Suddenly, 

or Without warning, 

We can't wait to read your stories so please take your time and don't rush! 

smiley Lunch smiley

Art

Time to be creative! Previously at school you have learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We would like you to make your own artwork inspired by Andy Goldworthy's art work. He loves to use natural resources so please go outside and create your own masterpiece! If you can't go outside you can draw your own picture in your home learning book. 

PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education

Following on from yesterday's lesson you are going to create your own family tree today. A family tree is a way of showing who is in your family in order from youngest to oldest. In the Topic folder you will find a power point which explains family trees in more detail. You may need your grown ups help to order the tree but hopefully you can use the picture you drew yesterday as well to help you. 

Speak to you again tomorrow laugh

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Morning Year 2,

We hope you all had a great first day back of home learning yesterday and also managed to get outside in the beautiful sunshine. Did you spot any birds? Unfortunately I didn't sad I think the cat in the garden keeps chasing the birds away!

Phonics

Today in phonics you are going to be learning about the 'wh' digraph. You will find another powerpoint presentation in the phonics folder. In the powerpoint is another 'Mr Thorne does phonics' video for you to watch and activities to complete.  

Maths 

We hope you all enjoyed learning how to measure with you handspan yesterday. Today you are going to be using your feet! Before you begin, what objects would be good to measure with your feet? Please complete the Tuesday activities on the power point presentation in the maths folder.

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

Did you know today is the Queen's real birthday? In the Reading folder you will find a text all about the Queens birthday. After you have finished reading and answering the questions you could make the Queen a birthday card. 

English

Begin by reading your opening paragraph from yesterday. Today you are going to be writing the build up, this is the part of the story where you want to hook the reader in. Remember although the build up links to the problem you don't want to give the problem away just yet!  Follow the ideas you have written in your plan. We would love to see some great vocabulary being used, how are you showing the characters emotion? If the character is scared they could be walking nervously or fearfully.  As you are now writing the story not just planning ensure your handwriting is beautiful and neat.  

smiley Lunch smiley

Science 

Today in science you are going to be thinking about the question: Is it alive? To begin today's lesson watch this BBC Bitesize video and complete the spot the living things activity below the video.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zs73r82#zpwf34j

The video teaches us how to tell the difference between things that are alive, were once alive and have never been alive. In the science folder you will find an activity sheet and you need to sort the pictures into the correct columns- alive, once alive and has never been alive. Once you have sorted the pictures choose two objects from each column and explain why you have placed it there. Here is an example 

Alive  Once Alive Has never been alive
   

I think a bike has never been alive because it is made and doesn't grow. 

 

PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education

Over the next few weeks in PSHE we are thinking about our families. To start our learning have a think about Who is in your family? We would like you to draw a picture of your family today and label who everyone is. 

 

We look forward to speaking to you again tomorrow. Remember to email us with updates so we can share them smiley 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon 

 

 

 

Monday 20th April  2020

Hello Year 2, 

We hope you feel well rested and ready for another week of home learning. Lets hope the sun stays shining all week! 

Phonics

This week in phonics you are going to learn about some alternative spellings. Today you are starting with the 'ph' digraph. In the phonics folder you will find a power point which has a video to watch and activities to complete. Before you start, can you think of any words that have ph?  

Maths 

We are looking at measure this week in maths and today you will be using your handspan to measure length. In the maths folder you will find a power point presentation, please complete the Monday activities.  

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

In the Guided Reading folder you will find an interesting factual text all about birds. Remember to ask a grown up if you are unsure about any key words. After you have finished you might want to go on a walk or look out of the window to see if you can spot any of the birds you have read about. 

English

It is time to start writing your story! Before you start writing, review the plan you created before the Easter Half Term and your story board. Today you are going to be writing the opening paragraph. Check you have thought about these questions in your plan:

What can you see?

What can you hear?

What is the atmosphere like?

What time of day is it? 

As you are now writing your story, remember to write in full sentences and check your punctuation when you have finished. Also you want your story to be interesting so make sure to include adventurous vocabulary! Don't forget to stop after the opening paragraph.  

smiley Lunch smiley

Physical Activity 

Time to get moving! Hopefully the sun is still shining, if so ask if you can go for a short walk in your local area with your grown up - hopefully you will spot a bird you read about earlier. If you have lots of energy you can do some exercise inside and complete a  Joe Wicks PE lesson on his Youtube channel. 

 

Finish the afternoon with a daily prayer. You can find these on the home learning page. 

Have a great first day back and we'll speak to you tomorrow. 

Miss Mendham and Miss Glennon

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

YOU MADE IT!

laugh EASTER BREAK IS FINALLY HERE laugh

 

Well done to every single one of you for the last 2 weeks of home learning. We know it is a tricky time for everyone but you're doing a fantastic job. We are very proud of you blush. We have received many more photos and emails from your friends in Year 2 today. Head over to the 'Updates from your friends' page to take a look. 

 

Over the Easter break

I went out for my daily exercise this evening and look what I found on my walk blush 

A great idea for your Easter holidays to make people smile.

Miss Glennon 

OUR NHS ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the 'Daily Prayers' folder on the home learning page. There is a lovely Holy Week reflection powerpoint for you smiley

If you would like to send some photos over the next 2 weeks to share what you're up to, send them to the year 2 email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk and we will upload them onto the 'Updates from your friends' page. 

 

Take care of yourselves and your families.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Morning Year 2, 

I hope you are all well and even better now we've made it to Friday! laugh 

Milo has another exciting message for you so head over to his page and see what he has to say. 

Phonics 

Complete your final phonics tasks in your home learning pack. If you've managed to complete all of them- well done! yes

Maths

In your home learning pack you will find some assessment questions about 2D and 3D shape. Using what you have learnt this week, try to complete these independently. They may be stapled behind the timetable we sent home for you. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

Yesterday you watched one of our favourite books- The Gruffalo. Today, choose your favourite character from the story and write a short paragraph to explain why you chose it. 

English

The Ending 

In year 2, we know that you don’t finish a story with… ‘The End’ or ‘They lived happily ever after’. BORING! We are not writing a fairy tale.

This is the final part where you need to think how your story will all link together to make sure it is coherent. Does it flow? Is there a thread that runs through your story? If there isn’t you may want to spend some time editing your plan, adding in or changing some ideas.

You may want to draw a story board so you can visually see where your story starts to where your story ends.

smiley Lunch smiley

Reading and Spelling

Ask your grown up to test you on your spelling that were sent home in your pack. When you are finished, find a comfy spot and share a story with your grown up. 

Topic 

On the topic page you will find the activity- Week 2, Mary Seacole, Thought Bubbles. Complete this if you didn't manage to do it all on Wednesday. If you have, see if you can add some questions you think Mary might ask the soldiers or other nurses.

 

A little extra to brighten up the day

Whilst getting our daily exercise, we have noticed many beautiful rainbows in house windows. People are making these to spread a little joy, hope and to say thank you to all the key workers out there.

If you haven't already, try making one to display in your window to spread a little joy to people passing by.  

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and Easter smiley

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello Year 2,

Well that was definitely chillier today! Don't worry though, we've checked the weather and there's a little more sunshine on the way at the weekend for you to enjoy smiley. Only 2 more days to go! 

Phonics 

Complete the next phonics task in your pack. Remember to recap any common exception words you found tricky to read or spell. 

Maths

After 3 days of naming and describing 3D shapes, you are going on a shape hunt. You can do this in your home or, if you're feeling adventurous, go for a walk with your grown up and see which shapes you can find. Keep your eyes peeled cool.

In your workbook you could:

  • write a list of what you find and name the 3D shape 
  • take photographs and name the 3D shape
  • draw a picture and name the 3D shape
smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading 

A well deserved rest after 3 days completing your assessment booklet yes. Here is one of our favourite stories.

What do you like about it?

Who is your favourite character and why?

Can you retell the story to your grown up?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sUPpPc8Ws

English

This is the tricky part of the week. A lot of children rush this part of the story or resolve the problem in one sentence. You need to think carefully about how you are going to resolve your it.

Resolution

Think about how your characters mood might change and what the atmosphere might be like now.

How is it going to be different to your build up?

What will they be thinking and why?

Are they going to fix it alone or with another character?

smiley Lunch smiley

Handwriting

Practise some of your cursive 'ladder letters' or ascending letters. These are letters that are taller than the others- d h l. Make sure every letter starts from the line with a lead in and every letter sits on the line. If you are able to do these, look at the common exception word list and try to apply the join into words on the list. 

RE

If you haven't already, complete the RE box on your homework we sent out at the beginning of the term. 

 

Speak to you tomorrow laugh

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Morning children, parents and carers! We've made it to mid week again yes

 

There are a few new things to have a look at on the website today...

  • Some of you have sent more photos of your learning and activities you've been doing so take a look at the 'Updates from your friends' page laugh
  • Milo has another message for you on his personal page
  • Another excellent reading link on the main 'Home Learning' page- Daily Reading with David Walliams. I know he's a class favourite. 

Phonics

Complete a new sound activity in your pack. If you have completed 1 each day, you should have 3 left remaining including today.  

Maths

Hopefully you are beginning to remember lots of 3D shape names and some of their properties. Today, you are going to focus on how many edges each shape has. Remember the powerpoint is on the maths page for you with information, pictures and web links. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

Complete the final part of your reading assessment booklet. The text should be titled 'Super Spinosaurus'. Remember to ask your grown up to help you with the useful words page and make sure you know the meaning of them before starting on your own. 

English

The exciting part… the problem! surprise

Using your plan, fill in the problem box for your story. Think about what is going to happen to your character. This needs to engage the reader further and hook them in.

Problem

How are you going to keep the suspense in your story? Think about the exciting sentence starters we have in the classroom to help you. Here are a few to get you started:

A little while later,

Suddenly,

Without warning,

Unexpectedly, 

smiley Lunch smiley

Reading 

You can read one of your own books or take a look at the links on the main 'Home Learning' page for some great audio books. 

Topic

On the topic page you will find your activity- Week 2 Mary Seacole Thought Bubbles. You can print this off or copy it into your book provided by school. 

PSHE- Personal, Social and Health Education

http://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/

Watch- Fowley’s Wings Video Part 2 with your grown up. 

 

Discuss what Fowley’s dream was and how he overcame obstacles to achieve it.

  • If you can, parents share with your children what some of your dreams and goals were when you were their age. What did you want to do/become etc?
  • Did you achieve some of these?
  • How did you?
  • Were there obstacles to overcome along the way?

Then try the following activities…

 

Activity 1

Ask your children what their dreams and goals might be, for when they are grown up and for the next few weeks while they are off school.

  • Invite them to draw a pair of wings, like Fowley’s.
  • On the wings they draw or write their dreams and goals for the future.

When this work is finished, encourage children to talk through what their dreams and goals are, what they have drawn etc

Discuss how they might go about achieving these and offer your support.

 

Activity 2

You could draw a set of wings together and you and the children draw or write ideas as to what you could do together and/or try to achieve in the next few weeks while they are off school. Try to keep the ideas realistic and achievable under these circumstances.

This may be a way to bring a positive angle to the situation we are all in at the moment.

Display the wings and refer to them each morning to see if there is something on them that could be a focus for an activity that day.

Please remember this is a suggested daily timetable. You may want to complete them in a different order or some on a different day. Do what works best for you blush.

Speak to you again tomorrow and keep the pictures coming.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hi Everyone smiley

 

Yesterday was an exciting day. I had another email update from one of you including some pictures of your hard work at home. I'm sure you're all missing talking to your friends and seeing what they're up to so I've set up 'Updates from friends' on our Year 2 page for you all. Take a look at what everyone is getting up to laugh.

Phonics

Please complete the next phonics activity in your pack. You can find the sound on the following link. Have a go at blending it within words https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/dragons-den

Maths

Begin by naming all the 3D shapes you learnt about yesterday.

Use the 3D shape powerpoint on the Year 2 page to complete the next part of your task. Today, you will learn about how many vertices different 3D shapes have. There are web links and pictures on the powerpoint to help you. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading

Complete the second part of your reading assessment booklet. The text should be titled 'ROAR'. Remember to ask your grown up to help you with the useful words page and make sure you know the meaning of them. Stop when you reach the next useful words page in part 3 titled, 'Super Spineosaurus'. 

English

Now you know where your story is set, think about how your story is going to build suspense. You want to hook the reader in, make them question what is going to happen and link it to your problem in the middle of your story. Remember, you should be planning using key words or phrases not in full sentences.

Build up

Where is your character going to travel from and to?

Is their emotion going to change? Why?

How will you show they are scared or nervous?

Will they meet anyone?

DON'T GIVE AWAY THE MAIN PART OF YOUR STORY YET!

KEEP THE READER HOOKED AND WANTING TO READ ON.

 smiley Lunch smiley

Science 

Hopefully, over the last week, you've been keeping your bean watered and in some sunlight. Last week you started making observations and recording the changes on your activity sheet. Take another look at your bean and see if it has changed again. Complete the next part of your activity drawing your picture and writing a brief description about what you can see. Has it changed? Why? Why not? What did you expect to see? 

PSHE- Personal, Social and Health Education

http://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home/

Watch- Fowley’s Wings Video Part 1 with your grown up. 

Get your grown up to hold a mid-story discussion and ask...

  • What do you think Fowley will do?
  • What’s going to happen to Hove?
  • Is Fowley being encouraged to achieve his dream?
  • How can we manage our feelings when we have dreams and goals that don’t come true?
  • How could you encourage Fowley and Hove?

Don't move onto part 2 of the story yet. We will continue with the second half of the story tomorrow.

 

Really proud of how you're all doing, keep up the good work! yes

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham 

 

Monday 30th March 2020

Morning Year 2! 

Hope you all remembered to change the clocks yesterday. If you want to find out more about why this happens, take a look at- https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37645854 . It's a new week of home learning with lots of new and exciting activities for you smiley

Phonics

Find your next set of phonics tasks in your home learning pack to complete throughout the week. Remember to keep revisiting the Y1 and Y2 common exception words you were unsure of. If you are now secure reading and spelling them, move onto some new words from the list. 

Maths

This week you are going to learn about 3D shape names and their properties. On the maths page you will find a powerpoint to help you. There are some useful video links on the slides to explain in a little more detail if you need it. The powerpoint is separated into Monday- Tuesday -Wednesday slides. It is really important you don't rush through them. Make sure you are secure on the 3D shape names before moving onto describing their properties. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading 

In your pack you will find a reading assessment booklet. It has a yellow front cover and is divided into 3 separate texts. Today, you will will and answer the comprehension questions about 'Fred's Odd Pet'. You will see at the beginning of the text there is a 'useful words' page. Your adult can read these words with you and discuss the meaning. After that, you need to try and answer the questions independently. Remember to check your answers when you have finished and STOP when you reach the next set of useful words. The next text will be your task for tomorrow. 

Good Luck! yes

English

This week you are going to become an author. Using your work from last week to help you, you will plan and begin writing your story. Before starting the tasks you will need to know a rough idea of what your main problem will be in your story. Will your character meet someone scary? Will they get lost somewhere?

 

  1. When we looked at the structure of ‘The Great Snortle Hunt’, we used a story mountain to plot what happened at different points. You are going to use a blank story mountain to begin planning your own adventure story for your imaginary character you designed last week.

 

Begin by looking at the setting you created on Friday. Fill in the opening paragraph box by writing key words or phrases you will use when writing your story. Remember, when planning we DO NOT write in full sentences. Try to use adventurous vocabulary you haven’t used before. You may need your grown up to help you.

 

Opening- Setting the scene

What can you see?

What can you hear?

What is the atmosphere like?

What time of day is it?

smiley Lunch smiley

Begin the afternoon with our daily prayer. You can find these on the home learning page. 

 

Physical Activity

Joe Wicks morning PE lessons have been a huge success. They are great fun and definitely get you moving. You can find them on youtube if you have missed any. If you fancy something a little bit different, but equally as tiring, try this and get your grown ups doing it with you for a bit of fun laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0S-yRxp81s&list=PLMr-d2PLsO95ydptpBnsxdQNSKc9iUNU0&index=5

 

Speak to you tomorrow.

Miss Glennon and Miss Mendham

 

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Morning Year 2 smiley It's Friday!

Yesterday, a few of you sent some pictures to the Year 2 email which made my day. It was so lovely to see what you're getting up to and how you are completing the home learning tasks. One of you even sent a short video of your daily exercise riding your bike laugh. Great to see you're enjoying some sunshine as well. Keep them coming!

 

NEWS FLASH!!!!!

Milo has his own page laugh Find the tab on the home learning page and see what the cheeky chaps been up to.

 

Amazon Audio Books

Free audio books for all children. Use the tab on the home learning page above the class pages to see what is available.

Phonics 

Complete the next sound in your pack and check if you have remembered any of the common exception words you were unsure of at the beginning of the week. Remember you need to be able to read and spell them.

Maths 

Complete your 2D shape table describing the shape properties. Once you have finished, go on the Year 2 maths page and play the shape game. If you are unable to print these off you could make your own smiley. There are different ways to play so the instructions are also there for you. 

smiley Break smiley

Guided Reading 

An exciting comprehension task all about minibeasts. This will help you complete future home learning tasks so read carefully and ask questions if you're unsure on key words. 

You might want to go and hunt for minibeasts that come up in the text- look carefully they can be hard to spot cool.

English 

Create a drawing, painting or model of where your imaginary creature will live. Write a short explanation about why your creature lives there.

Will it live in a dark place or a sunny place? Why?

Does it like to be in different places at different times? Why?

Does it camouflage to the environment?

 

This will be really helpful for next weeks English tasks.

smiley Lunch smiley

Spellings

Ask your grown up to test you on your spellings that were sent home in your pack.

Can you get full marks?

Can you apply them into sentences?

Investigate

What was the pattern in your spellings?

Can you list any other words that follow the same pattern or rule?

Topic

Draw a picture of Mary Seacole in the hospital. Label and annotate what it was like for her. Describe what the conditions were like for the soldiers. 

Reading

Take some time to relax and enjoy a story. You could listen to one of the audio books in the sunshine or on the sofa. 

Well done all of you for this week. It can be tricky trying to concentrate on school work, especially when you're at home, but I can see by some of the photos you've sent that you're doing a great job.

 

Enjoy a restful weekend, you deserve it! 

Miss Glennon  

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello Year 2,

 

I hope you are well and being super helpful for your grown ups this week. Another beautiful day today. I managed to go out for a walk and found lots of spring flowers. I plan on going out again so I will show you all the things I have found by the end of the week smiley. If you've been out and about or in the garden send some pictures of the different flowers you have spotted. 

Phonics

Complete the next sound in your pack. Remember these are also on the 'Phonics' tab on our year group page if you need them. Phonics play also have lots of free games that link to the sounds you've been learning about. I know you will enjoy them- Obb and Bob is a favourite! 

Maths 

Over the next 2 days complete the 2D shape tasks in your pack. You need to begin by naming all the 2D shapes and then describe them using their properties. 

The key vocabulary you will need:

2D

sides

corner

flat

Challenge- symmetry

smiley Break time smiley 

Guided Reading 

Complete the short comprehension task about 'A New Pet'. Think about our which questions link to the DERIC reading skills.

D- DECODE

E- EXPLAIN

R-RETRIEVE

I-INTERPRET

C-CHOICE 

English- GET CREATIVE!

Now you have met ‘The Blumber’, design and label your own imaginary creature. Think about some key features that will make it look different to anything you’ve seen before.

What colour is it and why?

Is it small or large?

Scary or cute?

Is it a mix of two animals?

Does it have wings or horns?

smiley Lunch smiley

Handwriting

We have started by going over the curly caterpillar letters c a d g o e. Apply these into words then a short sentence, not forgetting your punctuation. Remember ascending letter needs to be tall and descending letters need to be longer (below the line). 

Computing     E-Safety Focus with your grown up

Find the document on our class page called- Activity 1: Watch Jessie & Friends, Episode 2 or find the Jessie & Friends cartoons at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

Watch Episode 2: Sharing Pictures. Use the questions below or on the document to discuss the cartoon.

How did lots of people end up seeing the pictures?

What made Mo feel sad? 

How did the friends get help when they needed it?

What did Miss Humphrey say she would do to help?

Finish by watching the song again and having a sing-along! smiley

Reading 

Yesterday your task was to gather a range of different texts from in and around your house. Look at what you found in more detail. How are the texts similar? How are they different? Why are they different from one another? What is the purpose of each piece of text? What is the layout like and why do you think the author has chosen it?

Don't forget to keep moving throughout the day and have breaks. If you don't manage everything in the day, you can move it around to suit you and your family. 

If there are any problems or updates on how you're getting on please email year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk yes

Miss Glennon smiley

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

It's mid week!

A few more days till the weekend smiley. Another great workout with Joe Wicks this morning and still a couple more days left to join him this week.

Morning

Phonics

Complete another sound sheet in your Home Learning Pack. If you need an online version, you can find them under the phonics tab. Remember to keep going over any common exception words you found tricky to read or spell on Monday.  

Maths

Today you will be applying the written method you have been suing over the last couple of days to solve word problems. Remember to circle or colour the key parts of the problem. These could be numbers or symbols that you might find useful. 

Break Get some fresh air, move around or have a small snack and drink. This will help you to concentrate and stay healthy smiley

Guided Reading 

In your pack you will find a short comprehension task about George and the Dragon. Remember to highlight key words and ask a grown up for the meanings of words you do not know. 

English

Hopefully you've been telling your grown ups all about the unusual creatures we have met over the last couple of weeks. Your English task today is to write a list of questions you would like to ask ‘The Blumber’. Remember to punctuate your sentences correctly and try to start them in different way? For example: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

smiley Lunch Time smiley
Afternoon

Topic 

Draw a picture of someone significant in your life and label their qualities. Once you have completed this discuss how they are similar or different to Mary Seacole and the qualities she had. 

Reading 

Explore different texts in and around your house. What types of texts can you find? How many? Can you find a recipe? A newspaper? A magazine? Make a selection to use for tomorrow smiley

 

Most of the activities are on the website as well as in your learning pack. Please use them or print extra copies if you need them. 

 

I hope you are all well and impressing your grown ups with your learning yes

Miss Glennon

 

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Morning Year 2, Miss Glennon here smiley

 

I hope you all managed to enjoy some of the sunshine over the weekend and relax after a busy week last week. If you didn't, be sure to join Joe Wicks for his PE lesson on Youtube at 9am today. You can subscribe for free using the following link- https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

 

Please remember anything completed in your Home Learning Book needs to be presented correctly and neatly just like you would do in school. 

Remember to write the date and subject you are completing for example-

Monday 23rd March 2020 

English

Morning 

Phonics

In your Home Learning Pack you will find a common exception word list for Year 1 and Year 2. Begin your day by working your way through the Year 1 list and see if there are any that you have forgotten how to read or to spell. If there are, revisit these through the week to make sure you can do all of them before moving on. 

Maths

In Maths last week, we were revisiting written methods we can use to solve addition calculations. In your pack, I have dated a Maths task for you 23.03.20 to complete. Use a blank number line to solve the calculation then prove and check your answer using tens and ones. There is a link on the 'Useful Links' tab on the website to help you if you have forgotten how to use the methods. 

Guided Reading

Find the text called 'My Brother JJ'. Read the text and highlight key words or phrases you don't know the meaning of. Use the internet, dictionary or a helpful adult to find out the meaning. Discuss the text with your grown up. What is it about? What type of text is it? Is it fiction or non fiction? Do you have any questions from what you have read?

English

  1. Draw and write a story board of ‘The Great Snortle Hunt’ and retell the adventure we have learnt about to your grown up. Remember to include:

● the characters

● where they start their journey , where they travel to and where they end up

● how did they feel

● what the problem is

● what is the resolution

smiley Enjoy some lunch and stretch your legs smiley
Afternoon

PE

See if you can go for a short walk around the local area with your grown up or challenge them to some activities. How many star jumps can you do in 1 minute? Who can jump the furthest? How many times can you jump from one spot to another in 1 minute? If you need something a little more relaxed, try a bit of yoga using the following link- https://www.cosmickids.com/

Collective Worship

Sit with your family and discuss the meaning of Lent and why it is important. Write a short paragraph or draw a picture to show what you discussed in your home learning book.

I look forward to hearing how you are all getting on smiley

Miss Glennon

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hello Year 2 smiley

I hope you all found the information useful yesterday. I logged onto Joe Wicks PE session in the morning and it was great! If you didn’t manage to join yesterday, you can join for the rest of the week!

Morning

Phonics

In your learning pack you will find 5 phonics tasks stapled together for this week. Choose 1 of these to complete. If you would like a challenge, see you you can write a word list applying the digraph or sound you have revised.

Maths

I hope you got on ok with your Maths task yesterday using number lines and tens and ones to solve addition calculations. Today you will find the second task dated 24.03.20. Today may be slightly more tricky because the calculation will bridge 10. Just like yesterday, there is a maths link modelling the method we use in school on the useful links page to help you.

Guided Reading

Yesterday you read the text ‘My Big Brother JJ’. Now you have read and discussed the text with tour grown up, see if you can answer the comprehension questions attached.

English

Today you are going to complete task 2 of your English tasks. Write a descriptive paragraph about our unusual creature we met last week called 'The Blumber'. Look in your pack for a picture to help you. Try to include:

• adventurous adjectives you haven't used before

• extend your sentences using words such as: and, so but, because, or

• start your sentences in different ways

• punctuate your work correctly using         ABC   .      ,       '       !      ?

• check and edit your work 

smiley The best time of day- Lunch time smiley
Afternoon

Handwriting

Practise in your workbook. Begin with the curly caterpillar letters of the cursive script. For example: c a d g o e. When you are happy with your formation see if you can apply these into some common exception words.

Science
Look at your bean you took home with you on Friday. What do you notice? What has changed? What scientific vocabulary can you use to describe how it has grown? Use this to draw and write step 1 of your monitoring bean sheet. If you would like to plant your own bean, sunflower or plant at home to monitor that would be great! It is a great season to get plants growing :)

Reading
Share a story with your grown up and get your grown up to read the story to you. Challenge them... Who reads it better? Who uses the best expression? Who notices punctuation more?

 

If you would like to send any photos of what you’ve been getting up to I would love to see! Use the year2@holyroodprimary.co.uk email address.

Remember to have lots of breaks and stay active smiley

Miss Glennon

 

Hello Year 2!

 

Keep checking the website for work. Exciting activities coming soon smiley

 

Miss Glennon

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