Year 2- Wednesday 25.03.20

Good Morning Year 2 

We hope you are all really well and are ready for another day of learning. Make sure you take frequent breaks, and wash your hands regularly throughout the day. It would be good to get some fresh air out in the garden if you can. If you can’t then check out PE with Joe  (the body coach)- Check with an adult for suitability.  Keeping active is really good for you so remember to build activity times into your day. 

For anyone who is a bit anxious about the situation at the moment, there is a super story Dave the Dog- a story for children, which will hopefully help you to understand and feel more reassured about the current advice.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team 

Helpful Reminders

Don’t forget you can email us on year2@stmarksce.org.uk. We would love to hear from you if you have a question, need a password, need some help, want to show us your work or even just say hello! Please get your grown up’s permission before you email us. We look forward to hearing from you. We may not reply the same day!

We are aiming to get ‘Spelling Shed’, a web platform used by other year groups in our school, up and ready to be used by our Year 2 children. Children will need a user name and password for these which we will send to each of you via e-mail. Please watch out for these and we will provide some additional instructions in tomorrow’s post.  

Presentation – Please remember to do your very best work. Handwriting and presentation are as important at home as they are in school. You can complete your work in a book or if you need lined or squared paper you can get it here.

Note for parents: Hopefully your children will enjoy working through these activities and can do independently. We completely understand it may be difficult to complete all these tasks due to other family commitments or you are working from home, so please do not worry; complete what you can with your child. 

Ongoing Daily Activities

Here are the daily activities for you to complete each day. We have added a handwriting booklet that you could work through very gradually, not in one go. You can either print the booklet, or do this onto paper of your own at home. We look forward to seeing how amazing your handwriting will be when we see your work. The Common Exception Words should also be learnt gradually, by selecting 2 or 3 words a week that you should aim to learn along side your weekly spellings.

20 minutes of reading either a school book or a home book.

Practice your 2,5 and 1o times tables using TTRockstars, or a different method.

Practice your weekly spellings which will be provided below, and the Year 2 common exception words.

Common Exception Words

The-Entire-Alphabet

Weekly spellings- 23.03.20

English

In English, we will be finding out more about the Enormous Crocodile today. When you have finished reading it would be good to write some questions for the Enormous Crocodile. Remember to use capital letters and question marks. You could then make the crocodile mask and role play asking and answering these questions with another member of your family.  This will help you to really understand the character and his feelings. Have lots of fun! You could even create your own character voice!

Maths

Today in maths we will be continuing our work on time. We will be looking at duration and considering what the time would be an hour before or an hour later. Telling the time is a really important life skill and is something you will need to do throughout your life. People may say to you ‘I’ll meet you in an hour” so you’ll need to have a good understanding of this. Keep working hard to understand those tricky quarter hours and position the hour hand carefully. Remember that for quarter past the hour hand is just past the hour; and for quarter to the hour, the hour hand is just before the hour. 

History

As you know, in history we have been learning about two famous queens, our queen, Elizabeth II, and Queen Victoria. We thought you would like to learn about another queen today, Queen Elizabeth I. Her life and reign was very different and she faced some difficult challenges. Learn some facts about her by watching the clips and sharing the slides below. Then compare her life with that of Queen Victoria by completing our history fact sort task.  You may want to see what else you can find out about the each queen by using the internet. Make sure you ask an adult and follow their advice so that you stay safe on the internet. 

Video Resources

Use the password that was sent out to watch this video.

Ask an adult if you are not sure what the password is!

The End!