Year 2 – Tuesday 28th April

Good Morning Year 2 

Hello Year 2,

How are you today? We hope you are all well and have been eating your fruit and vegetables to keep the dreaded scurvy away! Hopefully you have had a good rest, and are ready for another day of learning.What is one thing that you are thankful for today? Perhaps its the weather, time with your family, or your toys. Even at times as strange as these, it can really put a smile on your face to spend some time thinking about the things we are really thankful for. We like to think of these as ‘Hidden Treasures’ which is our topic at the moment. You may spot some hidden treasures when you head out for your walk today. Look at all of the plants and nature around you. Think about how things are changing and growing. Despite all that is happening, we have a lot to be thankful for. 

I wonder whether you can solve today’s clue! You have been super speedy at finding the clues so far- keep up the good detective work!

Pirate Clues!  Ahoy Me Hearties!

              This piece was found in the bathroom under some soap!

Well done to everyone who sent us yesterday’s clue. We are all nice and clean after spending some time in our bathrooms. They are shiny and sparkly too! We eventually found the clue stuck under a piece of soap! See if you can tell us what today’s clue is. We nearly have all of the map now! Hopefully we will find the treasure soon.  

We would love to hear from you and see your lovely work, so please do not hesitate to email us at year2@stmarksce.org.uk. Enjoy your day!

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team 

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Find the latest clue under here: 

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English

In English today, we will be continuing our work on compound sentences whilst also learning about the characters that appear in adventure stories. Most adventure stories have villains and heroes and we can tell whether characters are nice (heroes) or nasty (villains) based on how they act or behave and by what they say. For today’s activity, we will use some speech bubbles to help us think about what the heroic and villainous characters might say to each other.  Whilst we do this, we can try and show the character’s personality and practise some of our compound sentences. We have included a speech bubble example sheet in the resources section below, to give you some ideas. 

Optional extra

As an extension task, your child may wish to explore how we write dialogue into our stories. The last two pages of the pdf flipchart below give some examples. Your child may like to go back and look at each of their speech bubbles and then write these as direct speech, using speech marks. This is a year 3 expectation but many children in year 2 like to write speech into their stories, so we often include a discussion of this in our classwork to begin to teach the children how to do this. Feel free to give it a go and challenge yourselves but there is no expectation that children must be able to do this in Year 2. 

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These useful resources include empty speech bubble pictures and some examples which can be used to get you started: 

Remember: You can also write the sentences onto paper rather than print anything out. 

Year 2 Tuesday Speech Bubbles

Speech Bubble Examples

Maths

Today in maths we will be continuing with our measurement unit, looking specifically at ordering lengths.

To do this, as suggested with the previous activities, you could approach this practically to start with by measuring a selection of toys or items that you have in the house. You can then consider which is the longest, and which is the shortest, before ordering them with the shortest at one end, and the longest at the other. If you used items to help with yesterdays maths, perhaps you could use the same items to allow for consistency, re-enforcing prior learning.

As with the other maths lessons shared, there is a video to help explore this concept, as well as an activity sheet to complete. You can then check your answers using the answer sheet provided. Please click on the first link below to access the White Rose page, before completing ‘Lesson 2’ in ‘Summer Term – Week 2’. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this. Good luck!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Year 2 – Summer Week 2 – Lesson 2 worksheet

Year 2 – Summer Week 2 – Lesson 2 Answer sheet

Please click here for today’s additional maths challenge if you finish the maths above, and wish to challenge yourself further!

Topic

Today’s extra activity is linked with our science. We are going to be thinking about plant life cycles. Go to the BBC link below to watch 2 short clips about plant life cycles and how dandelion seeds disperse.  You can also have a little read of the ‘Year 2 Science- plant life cycle’ pdf below. There are then some cutting and sticking activities that you may like to try, or you could complete the BBC quiz, or you could also see if you can collect dandelions when you go on your daily walk and see if you can spot different points in their life cycle. 

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Year 2 Science Tuesday plant life cycles

BBC Bitesize clip

dandelion worksheet

match the words and definitions

 

Daily Time Fillers

Here are some additional activities for you to have a go at each day if you choose to. Please feel free to do as much or as little of these as you wish. 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 10 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

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Tuesday Weekly Spellings Update

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!

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. 

Bye for now!