Homework – 9.10.2020
Homework – 2.10.2020
In English we have been writing some character descriptions. Your task this week is to read the descriptions and match the clothing for each of the people who help us – this also links to the work we have been doing in PSHE.
Our Maths lessons have focused on Money this week. We have been recognising and counting coins as well as adding totals. There are a range of activities for you to play in the link.
Homework – 25.9.2020
In English we were writing instructions again this week. We have been learning about imperative verbs (bossy doing words); using them to begin each instruction. There is a lesson and focused activities on this on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv98jhv
This week in Maths we have been subtracting. A lot of the children in the class found counting backwards from 50 or 100 quite tricky and so this is a skill I would like you to focus on; especially when counting over the tens boundary, e.g. 51….50….49.
There is a game online that you can play to support this learning, but lots of oral counting and writing their own number lines will help a great deal.
Game for counting backwards (choose ‘Ordering’ option and then ‘Counting Backwards’):
Game for practising subtraction skills:
Explain that we will be focusing on writing instructions this week and we will be basing it on the film clip Girl and Robot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qx5hf1zLmk
Watch the film up to the title screen. Ask if they can guess what it is going to be about. Are there any clues? Watch some more and ask your child to to come up with questions. (Why is she building it? Where are her parents? Why is she not at school? etc).
Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train choose subtraction and play 1 less and 10 less.
Then complete the worksheet drawing a number line if needed or counting back in head as yesterday.
The importance of exercise
Watch this clip about the major organs of the body: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zswn39q.
Explain that they are going to do different tests to find out what effect exercise has on their heart.
Ask them to feel their heart whilst they are just sitting still and before exercise. Make sure they have their hand on their heart and not their stomachs!
Start a minute timer and ask them to count quietly to themselves to see how many beats of their heart they can feel. Ask them to make a note of this. Then show them the two elastic bands. Show them the one at room temperature and show them how it stretches without breaking. Then show them the elastic band that has been in the freezer. It should break when you stretch it. Explain that our muscles are like elastic bands and get damaged when we exercise without warming them up.
Do a warm up routine such as jogging/jumping on the spot. Then carry out a sporting activity e.g. hula hooping, running, jumping on a trampoline – anything they have access to and afterwards record what has happened to their body and their heart rate.
Homework – 18.9.2020
This week’s English homework is focusing on punctuation. Visit the website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6 and watch the videos about Question Marks and Commas. There is an interactive activity to complete below each video clip.
This week we have been working on our addition skills. Please play the following game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train I have listed the games suitable for each working group, however if you’d like to try others please do so.
All groups – play One More and Ten More.
Bronze group – play Up to 25, 3 One-digit Numbers, and Bonds to 10
Silver group – play Up to 25, 3 One-digit Numbers, and Bonds to 10 then Bonds to 20
Gold group – play Up to 100 and Bonds to 20
Homework – 11.9.2020
Homework for English this week is focused on the spellings of tricky words (Common Exception Words), these are words we cannot sound out. Gold group please choose the Year 2 option and Silver and Bronze groups choose the Year 1 option. Children you should then work your way through the different coloured bird houses
This week we have been focusing our Maths work on place value. Here is a game to play. Please select the T O (tens and ones) option to practise partitioning and recombining 2-digit numbers.
We would also like children to keep completing their Accelerated Reader quizzes. Click here for the link to login. Children can complete quizzes at home Monday – Friday between 8.45am and 3.15pm. If you need to check the level of a particular AR book or find a book at your level, please click here.
It is very important for our Year 2 children to continue to practise their number bonds, doubles and multiplication tables every day. Please use the following website to practise: Hit the Button
Phonics Play is available to use for free. To access their games and resources all you need to do is log on using the following details.
Oak National Academy: Please click here to access the online learning from Oak National Academy.
Click here to go to the Maths Learning Links page with links to web-based activities.
Click here to go to the English Learning Links page with links to web-based activities.
Booktrust – a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.
10 Minute Shake ups – 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
Supermovers – videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
You might want a bit of fun and exercise at other times of the day. Try Go Noodle for families.