Welcome to Year 2's Home Learning Page!

Happy Friday Year 2!

How are you this morning?

Today, we'd like to bring you some exciting news - it's the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge!!

Every year, the children from St Mary of the Angels participate in the reading challenge, through our local library. This year, it's all happening online with the help of the Silly Squad!!!

Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books! 

Visit this website https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ to begin your reading journey and see how many books you read!!!

Don't forget, if you'd like to upload your work to J2E or send it to the office, you can do so! Next Friday, we'll publish some of your work on the website. Remember to only include your work, and not a photo that includes your face.

Here is this week's last tongue twister. Talking to you all on the phone, it seems you've really enjoyed trying to say these!  

Try saying today's tongue twister out loud - I've saved the hardest one for last!

'If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?'

Class F's Timetable

Class F - I've made a timetable to help you in your learning. I know how much you enjoy following our daily timetable at school and reminding me if I forget to change it! 
However, it's important to remember this is just a guide. Talk to your adult and decide what is best for you and how much you can achieve each day. Remember to have lots of movement breaks and brain breaks. Don't forget you need brain food too! 

Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

File icon: docx Websites For Home [docx 2MB] Click to download

Share a Story

It's a new term and that means it's time for a new story! Over the next two weeks, we'll be reading 'Kid Normal' by Greg James and Chris Smith.

When Murph Cooper rocks up to his new school, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, and making friends, and fitting in, or not knowing where the loos are.

It's because his mum has enrolled him at a school for superheroes by mistake. And unlike his fellow students Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But just because you don't have superpowers, it doesn't mean you can't save the day....

Click here to listen to our new story! 

Friday 5th June 

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of multiplication, using White Rose. We will be temporarily using White Rose for our maths lessons as Oak Academy are focusing on fractions and we’ve already covered fraction in detail both at school and at the beginning of our home learning journey.

 In this lesson, you will be having a go at today's family maths challenge! Click the attachment below to try. The most suitable questions for Year 2 are 1, 2 & 3. When you've completed them, you can download the certificate below! 

Don’t forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!).

English:

Today, it is finally time to write our action scenes. You will be choosing a new animal that Lila and the pirates could meet. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your work from yesterday. Click here for your English lesson. 

Book Talk

Today, we'd like you to log onto Bug Club (click here) and pick a book to read online. You should have lots of books to choose from! Then, see how many more you can read! 

Art:

In this lesson, you will be learning all about light and how to create shadows. The shadows will be your source of inspiration for your artwork today. You will be discussing different types of materials which help shadows to form. Click here to have a go at today's art lesson! 

File icon: pdf Family Maths Challenge [pdf 402KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Challenge Certificate [pptx 179KB] Click to download

Thursday 4th June

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of multiplication, using White Rose. We will be temporarily using White Rose for our maths lessons as Oak Academy are focusing on fractions and we’ve already covered fraction in detail both at school and at the beginning of our home learning journey.

 In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of the 5 times table. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 5, Lesson 4.  We’ve also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Don’t forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

In today's English lesson, will be identifying the key features of an action scene. This will help you when you come to write your own action scene in tomorrow's lesson. Click here for your English lesson. 

Book Talk

For today's book talk, we would like you to write about your favourite book! You can pick any book that you have read, or it might be the one you are reading! You can find today's activity on Busy Things - click onto 'My assignments' and don't forget to submit it so your teacher can see! 

History:

Today, you will learn all about another very important prophet in the Jewish faith: Moses. We will see how Moses began life as a prince, before leaving Egypt and then returning to free the Jewish people from the Pharoah. Click here to learn all about Moses! 

File icon: pdf 5 Times Table Worksheet [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Wednesday 3rd June 

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of multiplication, using White Rose. We will be temporarily using White Rose for our maths lessons as Oak Academy are focusing on fractions and we’ve already covered fraction in detail both at school and at the beginning of our home learning journey.

 In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of the 2 times table. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 5, Lesson 3.  We’ve also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Don’t forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

In this lesson, you will be learning how to identify and use fronted adverbials. This will help you when you come to write your own action scenes later this week. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.. Click here for today's English lesson. 

Book Talk

Over the next two days, you will be reading the story 'Knights and Dragons United' (attached below). We'd like you to read each page and then answer the follow up questions in your exercise book. Today, you should start from page 11 and read all the way to the end, answering the questions in your book as you go

Science

In today's science lesson, you will be learning about shadows and how they are formed. You will need a pencil, a piece of paper, and some objects from around your home. I can't wait to see what you learn! Click here for today's science lesson. If you would like, you could also watch this science video to extend your learning today. 

File icon: pdf The 2 Times Table - Worksheet [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Knights & Dragons United - Book Talk [pptx 17MB] Click to download

Tuesday 2nd June

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of multiplication, using White Rose. We will be temporarily using White Rose for our maths lessons as Oak Academy are focusing on fractions and we’ve already covered fraction in detail both at school and at the beginning of our home learning journey.

 In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of arraysl. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 5, Lesson 2.  We’ve also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Don’t forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

In this lesson, you are going to be making inferences from Chapter Three of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. You will be reading pages 40-44. You will need a piece of paper/your exercise book and a pencil. Click here for today's English lesson. 

Book Talk

Over the next two days, you will be reading the story 'Knights and Dragons United' (attached below). We'd like you to read each page and then answer the follow up questions in your exercise book. Today, you should start from the beginning and only read and answer up to page 10. 

R.E

This half term, we'll be starting our brand new RE topic - Rules.  We have lots of different rules in our world - think about the rules we have at school, or you might have at home. Different people have to follow different rules, for example adults who drive a car. God has rules to help us live well with ourselves and each other.  Read the letter from Saint Paul attached below - what do you think he is talking about? 

What do you think Saint Paul says is important? In your exercise books, or on BusyThings think about what this letter means to you and how it makes you feel. 

File icon: pdf Lesson 2 - Use Arrays [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Knights & Dragons United - Book Talk [pptx 17MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx RE Lesson - Letter from Saint Paul [pptx 1MB] Click to download

Monday 1st June

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of multiplication, using White Rose. We will be temporarily using White Rose for our maths lessons as Oak Academy are focusing on fractions and we’ve already covered fraction in detail both at school and at the beginning of our home learning journey.

 In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of the multiplication symbol. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 5, Lesson 1.  We’ve also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Don’t forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

In this lesson, you are going to be retrieving information from Chapter Three of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. You will be reading pages 34-39 . You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Click here for today's English lesson. 

Book Talk

At the weekend, some astronauts went up into space! To celebrate this, we've chosen an information text about Helen Sharman - the first British astronaut to travel to space! 

You can choose your level of challenge -  1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars. The more stars the harder it gets! Answers are provided at the end of the comprehension. 

History

This half term, you'll be starting to learn about a brand new topic. In today's lesson, you will be learning all about how the religion of Judaism began. You'll learn about Abraham, an important prophet who lived 4000 years ago. Click here for your history lesson today. 

File icon: pdf Lesson 1 - Multiplication sentences using the x symbol [pdf 979KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Helen Sharman - Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity [pdf 751KB] Click to download

High Frequency Words

I've put together all of the Year 1 & 2 high frequency words. See how many you already know and which ones you might need a little more practise at.
I've also attached some fun ways you can try and learn your spellings. Let me know which method is your favourite! 

File icon: docx Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words [docx 709KB] Click to download

Spellings

Spelling lists will be published once a week. Learn the spelling rule and the words attached. Ask your adult to test you in your spelling book :) 

File icon: docx Spellings 18th March [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spellings - 25th March [docx 13KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spellings - 1st April [docx 13KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings- 22nd April [pdf 78KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings - 29th April [pdf 68KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings - 6th May [pdf 81KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings - 13th May [pdf 64KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings - 20th May [pdf 61KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Spellings - 3rd June [pdf 45KB] Click to download

Harold's Daily Diary

Harold from the Life Bus is writing a diary entry every day for you! 

On his diary, you can read about all the different things Harold is getting up to when schools are closed. Can you be like Harold and write a daily diary entry too?

Click here to read Harold's daily diary entry :) 

Maths Problem Of The Day

Can you solve the problem of the day? Remember to explain how you worked out the answer! Don't forget - you can always use some scrap paper or concrete resources such as counters or a numberline to help you solve the problem. 

MindUp

Our five senses help us to interpret the world around us. Mindful listening helps us choose which sounds to focus our attention on and helps us to be thoughtful in the way we hear and respond to others. Have a go at some of this week's activities posted below. 

Remember to try and do a brain break throughout the day! 

 

File icon: pdf Mindful Listening [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Science Challenge

This week, we'd like you to complete this science challenge. Click on the image to make it bigger and amaze your family and friends with this science activity. Did it work for you first time? Or did you have to have a couple of attempts? Good luck!!

Remember, you can always send in photos of your completing your science challenge to office@stmaryangels.co.uk.

Enjoy! 

Mindfulness Colouring

Everyone needs a calm moment now and again, and that's why we've added these mindfulness colouring pages for you to enjoy.

Colouring is an activity that sparks the logical and creative aspects of the brain into action. If you think of colouring like a mental exercise, then you're keeping your brain active, healthy and improving coordination.

Interesting fact:

When colouring, the brain remains in control of its thoughts and employs both sides of the cerebral cortex.

File icon: pdf Mindfulness Colouring [pdf 30MB] Click to download

Friday 22nd May

Maths

Today we would like you to try the Family Maths Challenge.  Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 4, Maths Challenge. We’ve also added the challenge in the documents below. Good luck!

English

To write a recount

Today, it is finally time to write our own recounts. You will be writing a recount from Lila's perspective about when she meets the pirates. You will need your blue book (copy book), a pencil and your work from yesterday. We’ve included a recount checklist document to help you with your writing. Click here to access your English lesson.

Book Talk

Today, we'd like you to log onto Bug Club (click here) and pick a book to read online. You should have lots of books to choose from! Then, see how many more you can read! 

Art

Today for our lesson we will be making insects using natural materials we can find on our walk, run or cycle! You will need things like small twigs, leaves, petals and stones. I think I’m going to give this lesson a go as it looks like so much fun! You can watch the lesson first, then complete the activity. Click here for your art lesson.

File icon: pdf Family-Challenge-Friday Week 4 [pdf 462KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Writing a recount [pdf 336KB] Click to download

Thursday 21st May

Thursday motivation!

It’s nearly the weekend and almost half term, is anyone else feeling a bit tired this morning? Well, we’ve got a great idea to get you motivated and ready for the day ahead.

Get your body moving and ready for learning by completing this simple fitness workout. This challenge is a creative way to keep fit and create new morning exercise routines. You could get the whole family involved and spell out each family members names. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get you moving and count towards the 60 active minutes we need every day. Remember to click on the image to make it bigger. 

Have a terrific Thursday!

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about addition and subtraction, using White Rose. In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of Bonds to 100 (tens and ones).  Click here to have a go at today’s lesson. Remember to click on Week 4, Lesson 4.  We've also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

To identify the key features of a recount

In this lesson, we will be identifying the key features of a recount. This will help you when you come to write your own recount in Lesson 5 (tomorrow). Click here to have a go at today’s lesson.

Book Talk

Today, we’ll be reading a fiction text all about going to get a haircut. I’m not sure about you guys but I’d love to go to the hairdressers to get my hair cut!

Read the text and then answer the questions. Remember to look carefully - some answers only need to be one word, some need you to tick and some need full sentences. The answers are provided at the end of the text-happy reading!

History

Today in your history lesson, you’ll be finishing your essay all about the Shang Dynasty. On Monday, you planned your essay and today you’ll be publishing it. This will help you to organise all of your knowledge and produce a long piece of writing that will show just how much you have learnt over the topic. We can’t wait to read them. Click here for your history lesson.

File icon: pdf Lesson-4-Bonds-to-100 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Snip-comprehension [pdf 518KB] Click to download

Wednesday 20th May

Our morning message today is short but powerful.  

The day is like a blank page. Try to make it as colourful as you can.

What can you do today to spread some cheerfulness and kindness around your home? Maybe you could try one of our recommend MindUp activities (scroll down to the bottom of our class page).

Wishing you and your family a day full of smiles and laughter.

Maths

This week, we will be learning all about addition and subtraction, using White Rose. In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of subtracting 2-digit numbers.  Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 4, Lesson 3.  We've also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

To identify and use different sentence types

In this lesson, we will be learning how to identify and use different sentence types. We will learn about statements, questions and exclamation sentences. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson

Book Talk:

Today in book talk we are going to read a poem all about friendship. Friendship is a mutual connection between two people who care and respect each other. People who are friends spend time talking to each other and support one another if they are feeling down. This song or poem reinforces key elements of friendship: kindness, listening, laughter and caring.  Can you change the words of the poem or create an extra verse? Maybe you could change the words of the poem and make it about your family. We’d love to see your creations-remember you can email the school office or post it on J2Write.

Science:

 Which materials are reflective?

In this lesson, we will be learning about reflective and non-reflective materials. We will investigate which objects are made from reflective materials and which objects are made from non-reflective materials. Click here for your science lesson today.

File icon: pdf Lesson-3-Subtract-2-digit-numbers [pdf 952KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk-Look after Your Friends [pdf 530KB] Click to download

Tuesday 19th May

Good morning Year 2!

How are you today? The weather is going to be beautiful for the next couple of days- we hope you will get to enjoy the beautiful weather safely with your family. 

This week is Mental Heath Awareness Week. The theme for this week is kindness. Each day we are going to challenge each one of you to show extra kindness towards your our loved ones.

Kindness could transform our schools, places of work, communities and families.One act of kindness can lead to many more, so we want to inspire people to be kind to others and themselves.  

  • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
  • Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
  •  Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while (remember to ask your adult for permission) 
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up

Here’s a little joke to start your day-we hope it brings a smile to your face!

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about addition and subtraction, using White Rose. In this lesson, we will be revising our knowledge of adding 2-digit numbers together.  Click here to access the lesson.  Remember to click onto Week 4, Lesson 2We've also added a worksheet for you to complete afterwards.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To make inferences

Today, you'll be reading pages 30-33 of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. You'll be making some inferences (“reading between the lines” to understand things not directly stated by the author). Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Word detective challenge

Today, we have a word detective challenge for you! We’d like you to either pick a book from BugClub or your home library and have a go at the challenge attached. Good luck!

R.E:

Last week, we began to learn about the story of Pentecost. Click here to watch the clip. Think and talk about how Jesus’ friends knew he would keep his promise and how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, they shared the happiness of Jesus’ love with everyone. Have a go at answering these questions in your exercise book.

  • What do you like best about the Pentecost story and why?
  • What change had the Holy Spirit made to the friends of Jesus? 
  • How would you be able to tell what the Holy Spirit had done?
  • What was the Good News the friends shared?
File icon: pdf Add & Subtract 10's [pdf 897KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Book Talk - Word Detective [docx 50KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pentecost Day-Acts 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Monday 18th May

Good morning Year 2!

It looks like it’s going to be another beautiful day in London. We hope everyone is safe, happy and ready to learn...

As well as your set tasks for the day, we found another fun emoji book challenge. Can you work out the titles of these 20 famous traditional tales, fairy tales and fables? Remember to click on the picture to make it bigger. 

Answers to this challenge will be posted on Friday on our class page. If you wish, you could record your answers and post them on J2Write. You will need your MyUSO log in details for this. You can also take photos of your completed home learning activities and copy them into the document-remember just of your work!

Have a lovely Monday!

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of addition and subtraction, using White Rose. We will be temporally using White Rose for our maths lessons as Oak Academy are focusing on fractions and we’ve already covered fraction in detail both at school and at the beginning of our home learning journey.

 In this lesson, we will learning to add and subtracting tens. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson – remember to click on Week 4, Lesson 1.  We’ve also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards.

Don’t forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To find the meaning of words

Today, you'll be reading some more of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. You are going to be finding the meaning of words from Chapter Two of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 25-30. Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like to you to read the poem ‘The Fearless Four’ about some extraordinary superheroes! Then, you can either print the worksheet or write the answers down in your exercise books.

History:

Today in your history lesson, you’ll be reviewing everything you have learnt about the Shang Dynasty! You’ll be planning a piece of writing that will show just how much you’ve learnt! We can’t wait to read them. Click here for your history lesson today.   

File icon: pdf Add & Subtract 10's [pdf 897KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Fearless Four Reading Comprehension [pdf 419KB] Click to download

Friday 15th May 

Maths 

In today’s lesson, we will learn how to give and follow directions around a map. Click here to find today’s maths lesson. We've also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards-it’s a great way for you to test your learning from this lesson.

Don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember you can also to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

To write a setting description

Today, it is finally time to write our setting descriptions. You will be writing a setting description of Mount Merapi. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your work from the last two days. Click here to access the lesson on Oak Academy. If you wish, you can share your setting descriptions with us by uploading a picture of your writing onto j2write. We’d love to see, read and celebrate your work with you.

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like to you to log onto BugClub and pick a book to read. Then, answer the comprehension questions afterwards!

 

Art

Today, we will be learning about an artist called Max Ernst. He was a surrealist artist from Germany. He created a technique in art called frottage. This is when you use your pencil to make rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home. With his paintings, collages, and sculptures he created mysterious combinations; very often he showed birds, very often in landscapes that mimic a forest.

Want to learn more about famous artists?  click here to visit the Tate Kids website.

 

File icon: pdf Following Directions [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Thursday 14th May

The Month of Mary

Following on from our morning message on Monday, we thought we’d share some more information about ways in which you can celebrate Our Lady at home.

You could:

  • Paint or draw a Mary picture
  • Design a crown or flower for Mary
  • Create a prayer space
  • Create your own Rosary
  • Create a stain glass window
  • Learn the many different names for Mary and create art based on this
  • Hold a May procession
  • Learn a song about Mary, such as Ave Maria, As I Kneel Before You or Queen of the May. 

Remember to visit the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. Click here

We’re also inviting families to join in with the Diocese to participate in the weekly Rosary on Fridays at 10.30. Click here

Don't forget to send your special creations to office@stmaryangels.co.uk  so we can share our celebration of Mary together.

Have a lovely day!

 

Maths

In today’s lesson, we will learn how to give and follow directions around a map. Click here to find today’s maths lesson. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember you can also to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

Grammar lesson- Commas in a list

In this lesson, we will be learning how to identify and use commas and the word 'and' to separate items in a list. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Click here to access the lesson. We've also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards-it’s a great way for you to test your learning from this lesson.

Book Talk

Today in book talk we are looking at the skill of inference. This task encourages you to think and question what you see.

Inferences are very important when reading a story or text, and is a good reading comprehension skill. When we make inferences while reading, we are using evidence to draw our own conclusions/ideas.

A writer does not always state certain facts about a character or situation. Instead, we can use the information given to figure certain things out for ourselves. We hope you enjoy the task set for today :) 

History

How did the Shang Dynasty end?

In this lesson, we will be learning all about the cruel and terrible King Zhou, and how the Shang Dynasty came to an end in ancient China. Click here for your history lesson.

If you want to learn more about the Shang Dynasty, then we found a clip on BBC Bitesize that you could watch. Just click here and enjoy!

File icon: pdf Inference Task-First flight [pdf 108KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Commas in a list-challenge [pdf 584KB] Click to download

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Year 2!

We’re sure you are all doing the best you can so please don’t doubt yourself. Remember to try and spread some positivity, hope and love around your home today. Maybe you could try one of our recommend MindUp activities (scroll down to the bottom of our class page) or click here and have a go at one of the 10 Minute Shake Up games from Change4Life. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get you moving and count towards the 60 active minutes we need every day.

Don't forget to read today's Wednesday Word here.  This week, the Wednesday Word is helper. 

Have a great day everyone :)  

Maths

In today’s lesson, we will learn how to rotate shapes with the help of our online classroom. Click here to find today’s maths lesson. We've also added an optional worksheet for you to complete afterwards-it’s a great way for you to test your learning from this lesson.

Don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember you can also to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

To identify the features of a setting description

In this lesson, we will be identifying the key features of a setting description with the help of Oak Academy. This will help you when you come to write your own setting description in Lesson 5. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. Click here to have a go at today’s lesson.

Book Talk

Today, we'd like to you to independently read either a book that you have at home, an online book on BugClub book or listen to an audio book on Audible - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Then using the sheet attached,  we’d like you to write a book review. Don't forget your capital letters and full stops.

Science 

What is the difference between night and day?

In this lesson, we will be learning about the difference between night and day. You will find out how the earth turns and why night and day happen. Click here for your science lesson!

If you want to learn more about day and night, then we found a clip on BBC Bitesize that you could watch Just click here to watch this science clip.

File icon: pdf Position and Direction Key Vocabulary [pdf 206KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Turning turtles maths game [pdf 138KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book-review [pdf 492KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Night and Day worksheet [pdf 184KB] Click to download

Tuesday 12th May

Happy Birthday, Florence Nightingale!

Today we celebrate what would be the 200th birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Today, we’re also celebrating International Nurses Day. 

It’s true to say that this year’s celebrations will be extra special because 2020 has been designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. It is also extra important as the world battles to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Nurses around the world have been vital to treating the sick and lifting spirits during the pandemic. Here in the UK we show our gratitude to the wider NHS with Clap for Carers, every Thursday evening at 8pm.

Tonight, Nursing leaders have asked us to show our gratitude by illuminating our windows at 8.30pm on Tuesday 12th May (tonight) to mark International Nurses Day and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. You can do this by: shining a torch, placing a lamp by the window or by simply drawing a picture. Remember to always ask an adult for help! Join us this evening and shine a light from your window to thank our NHS heroes.

To mark this special occasion, we've also added some extra resources to our class page for you to enjoy.

Maths

In today's lesson, we will be making predictions about rotations and looking at rotations within circles with the help of Oak Academy. Click here for today’s maths lesson. Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information

In this lesson, we will continue to retrieve information from Chapter Two of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 21-24. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Click here to access this lesson.

Can you use the word of the day in a sentence?

Book Talk

Today, you are going to read all about Florence Nightingale. Read the information and then answer the questions.  

You can choose your level of challenge 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars- the more stars the harder it gets! Answers are provided at the end of the comprenesions.

R.E

Every Sunday is a holyday but in 2 weeks it will be a special solemnity – Pentecost Sunday. Read the scripture below and then watch the video to find out what this is all about! Click here to watch the clip.

Now answer these question:

  • How do you think the disciples were feeling after Jesus had ascended into heaven?
  • Who was in the room when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost?
  • What did it look like when the Holy Spirit came down upon the disciples?
  • How do you think Mary and the disciples felt?
  • What were the disciples able to do after the Holy Spirit came down upon them?

Pentecost is a very important time in the Church’s year because we celebrate Jesus sending us a helper.The Holy Spirit helps us everyday in everything that we do. We will learn more about Pentecost Sunday in the coming weeks.

Task

Draw a picture of a symbol of the Holy Spirit. It could be a tongue of fire, it could be a gust of wind or it could be a dove. We’ve added an optional template below.

Decide who you will share the Spirit with. You could share it with a member of your family.

Once you have decided write some special words that you would like to share onto the symbol that you have drawn. You might like to say thank you or well done for something amazing that that person has done.

When you have finished pass your symbol of the Spirit on so that it is shared with others. Remember that all of your words and actions are an opportunity to share the Spirit with others.

 

File icon: pdf Florence Nightingale Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Florence Nightingale Poem [pdf 735KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pentecost Day-Acts 2 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pentecost-template [pdf 283KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf How_to_make_a_paper_lantern [pdf 148KB] Click to download

Who was Florence Nightingale?

 Today we will learn about Florence Nightingale - also known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'. Click here to find out more about her life.

Click here to watch the story of Florence Nightingale told in the first person, and brought to life with a mix of drama, movement, music and animation.

Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 2!

We hope everyone had a lovely weekend. What did you do on Friday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day? Did anyone spot the Red Arrows as they flew in formation above London in a flypast? The nine planes soared over the quiet streets of London and let loose their red, white and blue smoke to mark colours of the Union Jack on VE Day-it was truly remarkable! If you missed it, then don’t worry you can watch the RAF flypast here.  Click here if you want to learn more about the Red Arrows.

May the month of Mary

Today, we thought it was important to remind everyone that the month of May is dedicated to Our Lady. May is the month when Catholics traditionally focus on Mary, the Mother of Jesus. May is seen as the beginning of new life and the start of summer, which makes this a logical time for the celebrations of Mary. Throughout the month, we will share some ideas of how we can honour the Blessed Virgin Mary in a special way and allow her to conquer our hearts.

Finally, don’t forget to join us in our weekly assembly at 10am this morning. This assembly can be in found in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website.

Maths

This week, we will continue to learn about face, shapes and patterns with the help of Oak Academy. In today's lesson, we will explore rotation, including a quarter, half, three-quarter and full turn. Click here to find today's maths lesson. We've also added some extra resources and an optional activity for you to complete afterwards. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember you can also to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English

The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information

In this lesson, we are going to be retrieving information from Chapter Two of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 16-20. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this activity. Click here to access this lesson.

TV presenter Saira Khan encourages us to read her favourite children’s book, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.  Click here  to watch this clip about our chosen class text.

Book Talk

Today, you'll be reading a non-fiction text all about baking bread. Has anyone tried any baking lately? If so, we’d love to see your creations. Read the text and then answer the questions. Remember to look carefully - some answers only need to be one word, some need you to tick and some need full sentences!

History:

Who was Fu Hao?

Today, we'll be continuing our learning about the Shang Dynasty. We'll be learning all about Fu Hao, a peasant who rose to become a great priestess and general. Click here for your history lesson today.

Italian

Topic: Food

Focus: Fruit and Vegetables

Maestra Claudia has kindly prepared Italian lessons for you- she has even got her own page for all year groups with her Italian lessons. If you would like to visit it click here.

 

File icon: pdf Position and Direction Key Vocabulary [pdf 206KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Clockwise and Anticlockwise [pdf 70KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Baking Bread -Comprehension [pdf 246KB] Click to download

Happy VE Day 2020!

Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the long-awaited moment when fighting stopped on the European battlefields of the Second World War.

While the 2020 May bank holiday was moved to mark this event, and many towns and cities across the UK had street parties and celebrations planned, the day itself will now be a toned-down affair in light of the lockdown. Nonetheless, there is plenty going on to celebrate.

The BBC will be broadcasting some special events if you would like to watch:

11am - two minute silence

3pm - 'The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2'. Grab a drink of water, juice, whatever you fancy, and say the following "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

Get your bunting up at the window and stick the telly on. Remember, you can also look at the resources that we provided for you yesterday.

Thursday 7th May

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about position and direction! In this lesson, we will be learning to give directions. Click here to find today's maths lesson. We've also added a worksheet for you to complete afterwards.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be identifying expanded noun phrases. You know how they make your writing exciting! Click here to have a go at today's lesson! Now you've completed this lesson, it's finally time to write your character description. You'll be writing a description about Hamlet, the white Elephant. Click here to have a go at this lesson. If you wish, you can upload your writing onto J2E. 

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like to you to log onto BugClub and pick a book to read. Then, answer the comprehension questions afterwards!

History:

Tomorrow is a very special day for all of England - it's VE day! We have put together some special activities for you to learn all about this special day. Click the attachments below to find out more. 

File icon: pdf Maths - Dinosaur Directions [pdf 698KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx VE Day- 75th Anniversary-KS1 [pptx 16MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf VE Day activities [pdf 7MB] Click to download

Wednesday 6th May

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will learning to describe the position of an object. Click here to find today's maths lesson. We've also added a worksheet for you to complete afterwards.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be identifying the key features of a character description. Together, you'll read a character description of Lila and Lalchand. Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like to you to either pick a book that you've read from BugClub or your home library. Then using the sheet attached, we'd like you to retell the story. Don't forget your capital letters and full stops - make your drawings beautiful!

Science:

Today, we will be learning all about how our eyes are able to see different objects. Click here for today's science lesson. We've found a fun video to watch after today's lesson. Click here to watch! 

File icon: pdf Describing Movement [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Retell The Story - Book Talk [pdf 61KB] Click to download

Tuesday 5th May

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will learning to compare and sort 2D and 3D shapes. Click here to find today's maths lesson. We've also added a worksheet for you to complete afterwards.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be reading pages 9-16 of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. You'll be making some inferences (“reading between the lines” to understand things not directly stated by the author). Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like to you have a go at reading the 'Superfood Smoothie' text attached below and try to answer the questions :)

R.E:

Read the story 'The Promise' attached below. Before Jesus left his friends, He promised to send them a helper - the Holy Spirit. The Holy Day, Ascension Thursday, celebrates Jesus' return to His Father. Watch the story of Ascension Thursday by clicking here. 

Can you answer these questions? Write the answers down in full sentences in your workbooks.

  • What happened on Ascension Day?
  • Why were Jesus' friends sad again?
  • What was the promise Jesus gave to his friends?
  • Who was the helper and guide?
  • How did this make Jesus’ friends feel?
    Today, can you create a collage of Jesus talking to his friends? Remember to add speech bubbles and retell the words of Jesus’ promise.

 

File icon: docx Shape Worksheet [docx 76KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Superfood Smoothie Reading Comprehension [pdf 217KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt The Promise - RE Lesson [ppt 7MB] Click to download

Monday 4th May

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will learning to describe and create shape patterns. Click here to find today's maths lesson. We've also added a worksheet for you to complete afterwards.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be reading some more of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. You'll be making some inferences (“reading between the lines” to understand things not directly stated by the author). Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like to you to pick a story to read from 'The Book of Hopes', written by lots of different children's authors. You can read the book here. 

History:

Today, we'll be learning some more about the Shang Dynasty. We'll be finding out what life was like for people who lived there and investigating what jobs they did and what food they ate. Click here for your history lesson today. 

File icon: pdf Make patterns with 2D Shapes - Worksheet [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Friday 1st May

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will learning to identify 2D shapes that you can see on the surface of 3D shapes. Click here to find today's maths lesson.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be putting all of your week's learning together! You'll be writing a set of instructions for how to create a firework display. Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, you can read a book from BugClub or one from your home library. Then, use the sheet attached to write a book review!

Art:

Today, we'll be learning about an artist called Andy Goldsworthy. You'll be learning about how different colours go together and you can even create a piece of at using things you already have at home, just like the one to the left! Click here for your art lesson today. 

File icon: pdf Book Review [pdf 135KB] Click to download

Thursday 30th April 

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will learning to identidy different 3D shapes. Click here to find today's maths lesson.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be learning all about adverbs! By the end of this lesson, you'll know what is an adverb is and how to use them in your writing.  Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, we'd like you to log onto Bug Club (click here) and pick a book to read online. You should have lots of books to choose from! Then, see how many more you can read! 

History:

Today, we'll be learning about how the Shang Dynasty began. We'll be learning all about the first ruler, Emperor Tang. Click here for your history lesson today. 

Wednesday 29th April 

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will learning what symmetry is and identify lines of symmetry within 2D shapes. Click here to find today's maths lesson.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Remember to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

Today, you'll be learning all about instuctions! By the end of this lesson, you'll know what is included in a set of instructions and recognise bossy verbs.  Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, you'll be reading a story all about Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret. 

Remember to find the key information and try your best answering the questions. You can always ask your adult for help if you need to. 

Science:

You'll be revising your learning of light this week. See if you can impress your adult with what you already know. We'll find our where light comes from and how we can see it. Click here for your science lesson! 

When you're finished, we've found a briliant video of some of the most spectacular lights in the world... 

File icon: pdf Horrid Henry & Moody Margaret [pdf 122KB] Click to download

Tuesday 28th April 

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will be identifying right angles in shapes. Click here to find today's maths lesson.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Don't forget to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

All this week, we will be reading the book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. Today, you'll be reading the first chapter and finding the meaning of key words, improving your vocabulary!  Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

Book Talk:

Today, you'll be reading a poem all about fireworks. Read the information and then answer the questions. 

You can choose your level of challenge: 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars- the more stars the harder it gets! Answers are provided at the end of the comprehensions, no peeking till the end!

RE:

The word holiday comes from holyday.  In the past, the only holiday anyone had was a saint’s feast day or important feast days like Easter and Christmas.  Some days of the year are ‘holy days’, when we celebrate these special times in the Church’s year. We have just celebrated the feast of Easter when we remember Jesus rising from the dead. Can you think of anything else Catholics do to celebrate the feast of Easter? For example, one special word we sing at Easter time to celebrate is ‘Alleluia!’

Can you think of any more holydays that the Church celebrates? What happens on those days? How are they celebrated? 
In your books, describe what happens on these special Holydays and draw a picture. For example, on Christmas Day we light the white candle in our Advent Wreath at Mass. 

 

File icon: pdf Firework Night - Enid Blyton [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Firework Night Questions [pdf 79KB] Click to download

Monday 27th April 

Maths:

This week, we will be learning all about shapes! In this lesson, we will be naming 2-D shapes and describing their properties. Click here to find today's maths lesson.
Afterwards, don't forget to solve the problem of the day (remember to scroll down our class page!). Don't forget to log onto Mathletics to try the follow up activity :)

English:

All this week, we will be reading the book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. Today, you'll be reading the first chapter and answering some retrieval questions. Click here to have a go at today's lesson! 

History:

In today's history lesson, you'll be learning all about an ancient Chinese civilisation called the Shang Dynasty! How interesting! I wonder if you can try to pick your favourite fact from this lesson to tell your adult :)

Click here for today's history lesson! 

Friday 23rd April

Maths 

Today we are moving onto learning about length with the help of White Rose Maths. Click here and join 'Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge '. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day! 

English 

Character Description

Today you will be learning how to write a character description. You can choose to describe a character from Where the Wild Things Are or one from your own imagination. We've attached a PowerPoint presentation to help you with his task. It’s time to grab some pencils and get doodling. You can draw straight into your blue book or use a piece of paper. 

Book Talk

Today, we'd like you to go on a book scavenger hunt around your home. What books can you find? 

Once you've finished you can read your own chosen book. You can choose a book that you have at home, an online book on Bug Club, a newspaper on First News or listen to an audio book on Audible. 

 

Music 

Start singing with the help of BBC Bitesize. Today we will learn to use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and using chants and rhymes.

This lesson includes:

  • a video about warming up
  • a video showing you how to sing call and response and three practice activities

 All activities are online just click here to gain access to the site.

File icon: pdf Writing a character description [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Scavenger Hunt [pdf 604KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf J2_Write_Tutorial_ [pdf 789KB] Click to download

Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare!

Yesterday people all over the world celebrated our national poet’s birthday. To celebrate, watch this animated version of William Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in a retelling of the classic play set to modern music.

External Link Icon A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Thursday 23rd April

Buenos días Year 2!

It was lovely speaking to some of your parents yesterday, and we are so proud to hear that you are all trying your best at home. If you haven’t received a call from myself or Miss Percival, then don’t worry- we will call at some point this week! Did you have a go at doodling/ drawing your own story map yesterday? Remember, always try your best and that’s all we can ask!

Yesterday, I received some lovely news from my family in Ireland. I found out that we have had a new addition to our family. The local farmer had a little lonely lamb and asked my nieces to adopt it. They’ve been feeding him and caring for him since he arrived. They’ve even had to build him a little pen to keep him safe. His name is Shaun, and I was happy to hear that even the cat has made him feel welcomed :)

Maths

Today we are learning about length with the help of White Rose Maths. Click here and join 'Lesson 4: Measure length (m) '. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day!

English

Sequence the story using past tense verbs

Today we will be learning what a past tense verb is. A verb is an action word. Before learning about past tense verbs, you first need to properly understand what a verb is. Take a look at this link to refresh your knowledge Click here

 

Now that we understand what a verb is, let’s take a look at what a past tense verb is by watching this video Click here

In the PowerPoint attached you can learn more about changing a verb into a past tense verb. Once you’ve looked at the PowerPoint, you can sequence the story using past tense verbs. See the document below.

 

Book Talk

Today, you'll be reading a poem all about the magical moon. Read the information and then answer the questions. Remember to look carefully - some answers only need to be one word, some need you to tick and some need full sentences!

 

Geography

This week in geography we are going to learn about the four countries of the UK and their capital cities with the help of BBC Bitesize. All activities are online just click here to access the site.  

This lesson includes:

  • a video to help you understand a map of the UK and its four countries
  • descriptions of the seasons and basic geographical terms and two practice activities
File icon: pptx Past Tense Verbs PowerPoint [pptx 11MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Where the wild thing Are-past tense verbs [pdf 112KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Poetry- comprehension [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Moon make up your mind whole text [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Wednesday 22nd April

Buongiorno Year 2 and Happy Earth Day!

It looks like it’s going to be another glorious day in London :) Hope everyone is safe, happy and ready to learn...

Today, we would like to share with you another inspirational person. His name is Joe, also known as The Doodle Boy. Joe is ten years old and he absolutely LOVES to doodle! Joe first got interested in art when he was about 6 years old. He gets his inspiration for the book series from Tom Gates. Once you complete your work for today, go and check out Joe’s art-maybe he’ll inspire you to try a doodle for Where the Wild Things Are! Click here to access his website.

Maths

Today we are moving onto learning about length with the help of White Rose Maths. Click here and join 'Lesson 3: Measure length (cm) '. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day!

English

Story Mapping

Today we would like you to sequence (order) the events in the story by using a story map. You can choose to sequence events either through words, statements or by pictures. Sequencing the story in pictures (drawings) really helps you to remember what happens in the story. It’s really important to orally compose what you would like to say before writing it.  It also help you to learn new vocabulary.  We’ve attached a template below for you to use or you could look at our story map ideas. You choose how you’d like to complete this activity. Time to get doodling and draw your story map!

Book Talk

Seeing as it's Earth day, we thought it would be interesting to read  about Sir David Attenborough’s life! You are going to learn about his love and fascination for the natural world-hopefully it will inspire you to care for our planet. Included in this set are three fact files and comprehension questions for Year 1 or Year 2 children to answer when reading, either independently or with an adult.

You can choose your level of challenge: 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars- the more stars the harder it gets! Answers are provided at the end of the comprenesions, no peeking till the end!

Science

Today we are going to be looking, identifying  and naming animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We are going to think about what foods animals eat. Click here to watch a video to learn more about animal groups and what they eat.

We’ve attached an optional venn diagram activity for you to complete about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores in the animal kingdom. If you’d prefer, you can always research animals independently by watching Sir David Attenborough  or you could reseach animals by visiting National Geographic Kids Click here

We’ve also attached some animal fact file templates to help or you could make your own.

File icon: pdf Story-map Where the wild things are [pdf 84KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Story Mapping Ideas [pdf 613KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Where-the-Wild-Things-Are-Key Words [pdf 456KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf David Attenborough Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Science-animal sorting [pdf 789KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx KS11-carnivores-herbivores-and-omnivores-powerpoint [pptx 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Animal fact files [pdf 5MB] Click to download

Tuesday 21st April

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of fractions. Then moving onto learning about length with the help of White Rose Maths. Click here and join 'Lesson 2: Counting in fractions'. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day!

English

Immersion in a Text  

At St Mary of the Angels, before children begin the writing process, they are weaving in and out of a text, painting and building confidence and familiarity.

We do this by exploring language, characters, feelings and emotions.  This takes the form of drama, role play and a range of games which bring the narrative to life.

At home we ask you to explore the text by:

  • Watching the clip on YouTube click here
  • If you have the book read it with a family member
  • Watch the movie at home

Each day we will upload fun activities for you do do about this story. Hopefully, by the end of the unit you will have written your own adventure story inspired by ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. 

Today we would like you to look at the front cover and title to predict what the story might be about. Can you infer where the story is set and who is this strange creature you see?  

It’s time to grab a pen and paper and write your ideas. You can use the template below.

Book Talk

Today, you can choose to read about ‘Captain Blackbeard’ or ‘Arctic Explorers’. The questions in the comprehensions are not numbered but labelled with a letter from VIPERS.  These letters correspond with key reading skills.  At school, we use these codes in reading lessons so the children will be familiar with them. If your child is not familiar with the letter codes, then do not worry – it is just highlighting the skill for them.  

R.E

Our new RE topic this half term is Holydays and Holidays. Think back to your favourite holiday - why was it so special? Talk to your adult or siblings about how holidays are different from ordinary days. 

Do you have any photographs of holidays that you’ve been on? Discuss with a family member your memories of this special time.

Task

Draw a picture and describe your favourite holiday. Who was with you? Where did you go and how did you get there? How did you feel?

File icon: pdf Inference task-Front cover [pdf 170KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Arctic Explorers [pdf 117KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Captain Blackbeard [pdf 177KB] Click to download

Monday 20th April

Maths

This week, we will be revising our learning of fractions. Then moving onto learning about length with the help of White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize. Click here and join 'Lesson 1: Finding three quarters'. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day!

English

Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore decided to fundraise to help the NHS fight the coronavirus crisis by walking the 25-metre loop of his garden 100 times, ahead of his 100th birthday.

The 99-year-old army veteran who set out to raise £1,000 for the NHS by walking lengths of his garden completed his final lap on Thursday 16th April, raising millions for the health service in the process. By Sunday 19th April, Captain Tom Moore had raised a mind-blowing £23million! Can you check how much he has raised to date?

We thought it would be a lovely idea for you to write a letter of thanks/recognition to Captain Tom Moore. We would like you to think about 3 things that you would like to say to Captain Tom Moore and how he’s an inspiration to us all. Think about how we wrote our letters to the amazing NHS staff and our Australian Bush Fire letters. We've included a planning sheet to help you :)

Book Talk

Captain Tom Moore Daily News

What to learn more about Captain Tom Moore? Today we’ve found a short news article prepared by Twinkl NewsRoom. In this article you will learn about how Captain Tom has been raising money for the NHS by doing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

 

File icon: pdf Letter Writing Key Words [pdf 227KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What to include in a letter [pdf 51KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Captain Tom Moore News [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Tom's Birthday Card 

Art

Want to send a card to Captain Tom Moore?

1. Make a birthday card at home for Tom with pen and paper

2. Take a photo and then post it!

3. Alongside your adult and with their permission, look at the hashtag #makeacardfortom to see all of cards on the hashtag, made by kids all over the world.

History

Learn how to be a historian with the help of BBC Bitesize. In this lesson, learn some of the skills needed to study history.

This lesson includes:

  • three videos
  • an activity to summarise the skills learnt

All activities are accessible online just click here to gain access to the site. BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will also host Bitesize Daily.

Friday 3rd April

Maths: 

This week, we will be revising our learning of fractions. Click here and join on 'Lesson 9: Non-Unit Fractions'. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day!

English: 

Today, it's time for you to write your letter to someone who works for the NHS. Don't forget to use your plan from yesterday to help you. I've included some key words to help you write your letter, as well as a checklist to follow. I've also found a rainbow writing border, if you want to print it to write your letter on. If you go outside to do your exercise, you could even send your letter to the hospital using the red post boxes! Do let us know by emailing the office if you do this. You'll bring such a smile to the people working in hospitals faces :)

Book Talk: 

Today, you'll be reading all about a very special delivery from someone who appears at Easter...

Art: 

Vincent Van Gogh was one of the world's most famous painters. Today, you're going to try and paint just like him! Watch the video to learn a little bit more about him. You can choose how you'd like to do this today. You could go onto 'BusyThings' and click onto 'My Assignments'. Or you could draw it onto paper! My favourite painting by him is 'Starry Night'. I even have a version of it on my wall and I've chosen it for today's picture! :)

File icon: pdf Letter Writing Key Words [pdf 227KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Letter Writing Checklist [pdf 73KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Rainbow Page Border [pdf 14KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf A Special Delivery Book Talk [pdf 193KB] Click to download

Thursday 2nd April

Maths: 

This week, we will be revising our learning of fractions. Click here and join on 'Lesson 8: Unit Fractions'. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play. Don't forget to solve the problem of the day!

English:

Today, we thought it would be a lovely idea for you to write to someone who works for the NHS. Today, we would like you to plan your letter. Think about who you would like to write to and research their job. For example, it could be a nurse, a porter, a doctor, a receptionist or anything else!  Then think about 3 things you would like to write about in your letter and write a plan. It could be thanking them for what they do, asking them what they do in their job and how they are helping. Have you made a rainbow? You could write about that! Think about how we wrote our Australian Bush Fire letters. Then, we will write the letters tomorrow. I've included a planning sheet to help you :) 

Book Talk:

Today, you'll be reading all about TV history from 'the olden days' as you all like to say! Read the information and then answer the questions. Remember to look carefully - some answers only need to be one word, some need you to tick and some need full sentences!  

Geography:

All this half term, we've been learning about our local area. Today, you'll get to do something really exciting! Your adult can help and supervise you doing this. I've attached a checklist of things for you to find in your local area using 'Google Maps.If you click onto 'Satellite' you can see what everything looks like! See if you can find everything on the list - first, start with St Mary of the Angels School!

File icon: pdf Letter Planning Sheet [pdf 105KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What to include in a letter [pdf 51KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf TV History - Book Talk [pdf 703KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Local Area 2.4.20 [pdf 138KB] Click to download

Wednesday 1st April 

Maths: 

This week, we will be revising our learning of fractions. Click here and join on 'Lesson 7: Finding a third'. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch and participate along with the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play.

English:

On Monday, you were very busy writing a letter to a friend. Today, the Jolly Postman has a task for you! He's got into a bit of bother and needs your help sorting out an address. Click on the Jolly Postman attachment below for this task. I bet he'll be very grateful for your help :) 

Reading:

Either pick a book from BugClub or read one from your home library. 

Science:

All this half term, we've been learning about different animals and their habitats. Today, using your MyUSO login, I'd like you to complete a virtual experiment! Use this link and then click onto 2B - Plants and animals in the local environment. Complete both the 'Introduction' and the 'main activity.' Then, if you're ready for a challenge, have a go at the extension! 

Below, I've added a home learning outline that explains some of the activities we will be completing this week!

File icon: pdf Letter From The Jolly Postman [pdf 95KB] Click to download
File icon: docx KS1 Home Learning- Week 2 [docx 106KB] Click to download

Monday 30th March 

Maths: 

Today, we will be revising our learning of fractions. Click here and join in on 'Lesson 6: Recognising a third'. Complete the flashback, just like we do in class. Then watch the video! After this, you can click on the worksheet - either print it or write the answers down in your blue book. If you'd like, there's some games on Mathletics you can play.

English:

Today, I'd like to you to write a letter to a friend. It could be someone you know from school, someone from brownies or a friend that lives far away. Think about 3 things you would like to tell them you've been doing. Don't forgot to use capital letters, full stops, adjectives and make it exciting! What else could you use? 

Here's a sentence starter you could use: Dear _________, I hope you're well! I've had a really strange week - school has been closed! 

Reading:

Either pick a book from BugClub or read one from your home library. 

R.E:

In RE, you'll be learning the story of Palm Sunday. Either read the story from your Bible at home, or click here to watch the video.  Then, either write it in your books, or log onto BusyThings (using your MyUSO password) and click 'My Assignments'. There is a Palm Sunday template for you to use. I can't wait to see some of your brilliant recounts.

Below, I've added a home learning outline that explains some of the activities we will be completing this week :)

File icon: docx KS1 Home Learning- Week 2 [docx 106KB] Click to download

Home Learning Ideas

Have a go at some of these tasks - see how many you can complete!

File icon: docx Home Learning Grid Year 2 [docx 16KB] Click to download

Phonics Play

Whilst school is closed, Phonics Play is free for everyone! There are so many fun games for you to choose from. 

Ask your adult to help you log in on the website (https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/). Try to revise phases 4,5 and 6. 

Username: march20

Password: home

Times Tables Rock Stars

This is a fantastic online resource that helps you to practise your recall of multiplication facts. Before using it, your adult will need to log on (https://play.ttrockstars.com/registration). The website is free for everyone whilst schools are closed. You'll be a times tables magician when we come back to school! 

Oxford Owl

This is a fantastic website that has lots of free books for you to read! It also has a brilliant range of phonic and spelling games, as well as lots of maths games too! Let me know what your favourite game to play is! 
Click here to explore this website with your adult: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Online Learning

Have a look at what learning has been set on these websites: 

 

External Link Icon Mathletics
Complete the daily maths tasks you have been set :)
External Link Icon Busy Things
Click onto 'My Assignments' or just have some choice time!
External Link Icon Bug Club
See what different books you can read and play some grammar and spelling games :)
External Link Icon Music
Everyday a new song will be added. Can you and your family learn the song? Try to put on a performance!
External Link Icon Audible
A fantastic collection of stories that you can listen to online. Remember to always have your adult with you whilst on this website.

Stay Active!

During home learning, it's really important that you have movement breaks and stay fit and active. Click on the image to have a look at all the different ways you can do this. Enjoy! :)

Choice Time Activities


Pick an activity you'd like to try. Can you take a photo of it or draw it? Was it easy or hard to do? Did you need some help or plan what you had to do first? Enjoy :)