Year 2 – Wednesday 6th April

Good Morning Year 2 

Hello Year 2,

We hope you are well, and are ready for a new day! Remember to take some time to get outside today, and do some exercise. Why not do a few star jumps and see how long it takes for your heart to beat faster and get out of puff! 

Can you believe it is Wednesday already? The week is whizzing by and we have a bank holiday this weekend, so that’s something to look forward to. Wednesday is another tricky day of the week to spell. Remember to break the word into sections to help you spell it correctly: Wed – nes – day.

We hope you are enjoying our geography topic this week, and that you are excited for your history themed day tomorrow to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day. Have a great day!

Best wishes,

The Year 2 Team.

English/Geography

Our Geography, linked with English today, will involve learning about a special place in the world with many hidden treasures. This is Ghana. The gold in the Ghanaian flag represents the mineral wealth- Ghana’s hidden treasures. 

We have picked this area to look at as it is linked to our school via our charity ‘The Raising Hope Foundation’. We often raise money to help support children in a school in Santrokofi, in Ghana, and we have had fun themed days in school run by our RHF Ambassadors. As you find out about this special place, it would be good to think about how similar or different it is to our local area. You may even like to think about how the lives of the Ghanaian people may be different, like yours, by being in lock down. 

After looking at the pictures, your English task today is to write a simple poem or some sentences and phrases to describe what Ghana looks like to you. What sights and sounds would you see and hear there? Use this to complete your own writing about Ghana. Be creative!

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Maths

Today in maths, we are going to be continuing our work on addition and subtraction using the White Rose maths resources. Today’s lesson with explore using related facts to help calculate answers to different questions, for example, if I know that 8 + 1 = 9, I know that 80 + 10 = 90. Children should again be able to draw on prior knowledge and understanding to help calculate these answers, and can use any method they wish to support them, such as using concrete resources, jottings, or mentally.

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 3’ in ‘Summer Term – Week 3’. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this. Good luck!

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

Year 2 – Summer Week 3 – Lesson 3

Year 2 – Summer Week 3 – Lesson 3 Answer sheet

Topic 

Today, our extra task is to learn more about Ghana and the transport that is used in the country. As you learn about it, you might like to think about what is the same or different to here. There is a fun drawing activity at the end that you might like to try. 

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Video Resources

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Bye for now! 

Year 2 – Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2 

Good morning,

We hope you are all really well today and are ready for another day of learning! Keep your lovely work coming in to year2@stmarksce.org.uk; we love hearing from you! We are so proud of you all.

Tuesday is a tricky word to spell so you might like to practise this today as you work. Remember the ‘u’ and then the ‘e’. This useful mnemonic may help you to remember it: Two unusual emus stay digging all year! Good luck today and remember to have fun!

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Have a great day,

The Year 2 Team

English

In English today, we will be using the book ‘If you’re not from the Prairie…’ as a stimulus for exploring our local area and what makes it special. The book beautifully describes what is special about living in the prairies. For today’s tasks you will need to think about what is special in our local area. What would others who don’t live here not know about Basingstoke or Hatch Warren?  Could it be the roundabouts? The maze at Beggarwood Park? Our School? The Community Centre?  Where is special to you and why?  

Task 1: Use Google Maps to locate your house and other parts of our local area. Then label features of our school. school map

Task 2: Jot down a list of things that you think make our local area special. 

Task 3: Watch ‘If you’re not from Prairie….’ using the password linked video below. Now try to write your own version: If you’re not from Hatch Warren, you can’t know the ………………… OR write some sentences to describe what is special about our local area. You could even draw some pictures too!

If you’re not from the Prairie… video link:

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Task 1: school map

Maths

Today in maths, we are going to be continuing our work on our addition and subtraction topic  using the White Rose maths resources. Today’s lesson with explore comparing number sentences, and will allow your child to draw on the knowledge they will have previously developed in Year 2, embedding their understanding of addition and subtraction.

Concrete resources can again be used to support your child in working out the answers to the questions provided, and aid understanding, however your child may be able to complete some or all of the sheet through other strategies such as drawings or mentally. Just complete as much as you can. 

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 3’. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this. Good luck!

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

Year 2 – Summer Week 3 – Lesson 2

Year 2 – Summer Week 3 – Lesson 2 Answer sheet

Daily Maths Challenge

Topic 

Today in art, we are going to be using the work of Andy Goldworthy as a stimulus to create our own nature inspired work. You may like to use the Government’s Oak National Academy video below to get you started with how to go about this task or you can use the powerpoint to learn about him.

The idea of the task is to get you looking closely at your local environment as you go out for your daily walk (or in your garden). You could either collect some items on your walk or use what you see to create your own Andy Goldworthy inspired work like the ones below. He uses items from nature such as leaves, flowers and twigs and arranges these in special ways to create his art work. If you can’t leave the house today, you could also create your own art work using items that you can find in your house like Lego, toys, fabrics, fruits and vegetables. Have fun and be creative!

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Oak National Academy Lesson on Andy Goldsworthy 

 

Bye for now! 

Year 2 – Monday 4th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2 

Hello Year 2,

We hope you are all well and have had a good weekend! Make sure you have had a good breakfast before you start today’s learning, and that you make some time to get outside today for some exercise. We hope you enjoy today’s tasks.

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Have a great day!

The Year 2 Team

Geography

This week, we are going to be starting our new Geography topic. This topic will help us to think about the world in which we live, considering our local area, and areas further afield. Are you coming on our adventure around the world?

Today, we are going to be starting by having a think about the names of the different oceans and continents that make up our very special planet! 

You have 3 tasks to do: 

Task 1: Read the flipchart below and the label the continents onto your map

Task 2: Watch the BBC clip and add the oceans onto the map

Task 3: Complete the reading comprehension to learn about each continent and answer the questions: Pick your level of challenge. 

Maths

Today in maths, we are going to be starting a new topic on addition and subtraction. We have previously covered addition and subtraction in Year 2, meaning some of this content will be familiar to your child, and will allow them to revise and consolidate what they already know.

As previously suggested within other maths topics, the use of concrete resources can be really valuable in helping your child to understand a concept, and visually see the process, as well as engaging them. Concrete resources such as toys or pencils can be easily used within addition and subtraction to add one group of toys to another, before counting the total number of toys, or taking one group of toys away from the other, counting how many toys you have left.

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 ‘ in ‘Summer Term – Week ‘. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this. Good luck!

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

Year 2 – Summer Week 3 – Lesson 1

Year 2 – Summer Week 3 – Lesson 1 Answer sheet

Topic 

Today we have three different optional activities for you to complete. You don’t have to do them all, just pick your favourite. 

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  1. Can you draw one of the animals from one of the continents?  You could even do some research and make a fact card about your favourite animal if you’d like to.
  2. You can play the ‘Pirate Bunnies- World Adventures’ game on the BBC home learning website: Pirate Bunnies
  3. Can you make a flower with the things you can find in your house or garden, and label each part? Be really creative about what you use to make your flower. Perhaps you can use things from your recycling bag or maybe you can use some sticks or grass from your garden. You can use the pictures below to give you come inspiration. Have fun!

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Video Resources

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Bye for now! 

Year 2 Week Beginning 4th May

Back to Year 2 Home Page

Overview of the week

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A note from your teachers!

Hello Year 2! We just want to say how proud we are of you all! We are so pleased that you have got back to work so well this half term and that you have been enjoying our new ‘Hidden Treasures’ topic. We are glad that you loved our pirate theme over the last few weeks and we now look forward to finding out about other ‘Hidden Treasures’ in our world through our Geography unit. This starts with looking at the wonders of our Oceans and Continents, then moves to looking at our local environment and then to other parts of the world. We hope you will be excited to learn all sorts of new facts and information; and that you will enjoy appreciating the beauty and hidden treasures that our world has to offer. Keep sending us your work and letting us know how you are getting on. We love to hear from you all! Have a great week!

We love seeing your fabulous work!

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