Year 2 – Tuesday 7th April

Good Morning Year 2

Good morning Year 2,

We hope you are well this Tuesday morning, and that you have had a restful sleep, a good breakfast and are ready to face the day.

How many different signs of spring have you spotted over the past few days? Keep looking out of your window to see the beautiful world waking up around us. Maybe you could draw a picture of the lovely flowers that are beginning to grow in your gardens.

You may like to try out one of our spring time activities today that were included in yesterdays post. If you do, we’d love to hear about it. Please feel free to email us your fabulous work at year2@stmarksce.org.uk.

Enjoy a lovely day with your families,

The Year 2 Team

Helpful Reminders

The Easter activities included in yesterdays post aim to provide entertainment over the break, but are optional and can be used as you wish.This also applies to the ongoing daily activities that are included. You can do as much or as little as you like.

We will be regularly checking our emails over the Easter break, so please do not hesitate to email us with any questions, concerns, to share your work with us, or just to say hello. Our email address is: year2@stmarksce.org.uk

The National Geographic are releasing a free children’s magazine online each day for the next three months. If you would like to access this resource, please follow this link: https://digital-uk.partica.online/uk/uk-april-2020/flipbook/1/?mc_cid=ce6e8b0ff0&mc_eid=e2a4bad6cd

The Year 2 Team have recorded a selection of children’s stories that are available for you to listen to and enjoy using the links below in the ‘Video Resources’ section. The password is the same for all of the videos, and will have been sent to you via email and text. 

Remember to have a good break over the next two weeks and take some time to relax.Enjoy!

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!

Have a super evening!

Year 2 – Monday 6th April – Easter Holiday

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed a nice, relaxing weekend. As it is now officially the Easter holidays, we will be reducing the workload to ensure you can all enjoy a well deserved rest. Instead of our daily learning posts, we will instead be uploading 1 post at the start of each of the two weeks that will contain some fun activities for you to have a go at, as well as posting a good morning message each day to keep in touch. We will also be contactable using our email address at year2@stmarksce.org.uk, and would love to hear what you are getting up to over the Easter holidays.

The weekly posts that we will put up will contain a range of activities for you and your family to have a go at. You may choose to complete 1 activity each day, 1 a week, or you may decide to complete your own activities, or have a complete break. All of these options are fine, as these activities are only ideas, and are optional. You may also wish to continue with your daily activities, which are listed below.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and hard work at this challenging time. The emails we have received have demonstrated how hard you are all working, and the efforts you are going to to ensure your child can continue their learning. We wish you a happy, healthy and enjoyable Easter holidays.

Many thanks,

The Year 2 Team

Ongoing Daily Activities:

Here are some additional activities that you may wish to have a go at across this week:

  • 20 minutes of reading either a school book of home book.
  • Complete your 2, 5, and 10 times tables using TTRockstars or a different method.
  • Practice some of the Year 2 Common Exception Words
  • Common Exception Words

Other educational activities:

  •  Complete some of the Easter maths activities on the White Rose Maths website at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
  • Counting forward and backwards to and from 100 in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, starting form different numbers.
  • Choosing 2 numbers at random from a number square and seeing if you can add them together.
  • Read to your child and talk about the story together, thinking about the character’s feelings, and whether you can think of a different ending.
  •  Write your own story.

 

Fun Holiday Activities

  • Have a picnic in your garden or lounge with some of your toys.
  • Make an assault course in your garden and see how quickly you can complete it.
  •  Draw a picture for someone you love.
  •  Keep a diary of the activities you have done in a day.
  •  Help someone in your family with some baking or gardening.
  •  Set yourself a secret mission to complete one random act of kindness each day.
  •  Make a den and camp in it.
  •  Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.

Fun Easter Activities

Easter Cards:

Make your own Easter card using these pictures as inspiration. For the first design, print the template below or draw an outline of something that reminds you of Easter. Then use coloured paper, pens or paints to create colourful designs. For the second designs, use paint or ink to create a finger print on your page, before adding features such as legs, eyes and a beak using a marker pen. Perhaps you can give your card to a family member to brighten their day.

Modern art rabbit and egg

 

Easter Word Search:

Have a think about some words that are related to Easter. See if you can hide the words among other letters in a grid and see if one of your family members can find them.

Easter Quiz:

Have a go at these quizzes and then see if you can make your own quiz. See if your family know the answers.

 Easter Quiz power point

http://• https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/quiz-spring-animals

http://• www.tes.com/teaching-resource/easter-quiz-11240361

Easter Baking:

Why not use this recipe below to have a go at making some Easter Pancakes! Remember to only use ingredients that you already have at home, or pick them up in your essential weekly shop.

Easter bunny pancakes

Easter Egg Hunt:

Draw some pictures of some Easter eggs, colour them in and cut them out carefully. Next, hide them around your house or garden and see if a family member can find them. Then, ask them to hide the Easter egg pictures and see if you can find them. You can use this template of an Easter egg to help you:

Easter egg template

Have a lovely Easter break! Bye for now!

Year 2 Friday 3rd April

Good Morning Year 2 

We hope you have all woken up with that Friday feeling and a spring in your step. We can’t believe that it’s Friday already! You should feel very proud of all that you have achieved this week.  You can’t possibly measure just how proud we all are of you. We’ve had so many e-mails this week showing all of the amazing work that you have been doing. We’ve been so pleased to hear from you and hope that you continue to stay in touch. Well done to Renee, Ella, Ellie and Lucas for their lovely work below.

If you would like to do our HeartSmart worship today, there is a link in the worship section of the Educating Home page. There is a Boris video attached to it and some fun activities to do to. 

Have you managed to join in with any of the Youtube PE fitness sessions with Joe Wicks or to get outside and get some fresh air? Maybe you’ve been creative with your lego or play doh or played board games with your family. Even during this topsy turvy time, we can continue to make plenty of happy memories. 

Well done again for all of your hard work this week. We will post some fun (optional) holiday activities for you on Monday and the following Tuesday, but we’d like you to take a well earned break from our proper learning so that you are ready to go for the Summer Term. Rest, relax and stay safe. 

Best Wishes,

The 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!

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. Continue with your handwriting booklet that you should 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. Remember there are online books that you have access to on Scholastic Home Learning.

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

Complete your weekly spellings which will be provided below or are on Spelling Shed, and the Year 2 common exception words.

Common Exception Words

The-Entire-Alphabet

Year 2 weekly spellings- 30.3.20

English

In English today, we will be completing another grammar hammer. Lots of you are saying how much you are enjoying them. Keep up the good work. 

Maths

Today in maths, we will be continuing our work on fractions using White Rose Maths. Today’s lesson is about recognising the equivalence of fractions and understanding that a half is the same as two quarters. 

You could investigate this in quite practical ways as well using food and toys. You could split the same number of  cars, dinosaurs or teddies into 2 equal groups and then split the same group into quarters and discuss how you have the same number. Perhaps start with 4 toys, then 8, then 12, then 16 etc.  Exploring fractions in these practical ways can really help to consolidate understanding so that children have concrete understanding before they face it on a sheet in a more abstract way. 

As with the other lessons there is a helpful video to watch, which will help children to develop this understanding. We hope you are all enjoying our fraction work and are becoming increasingly confident with it. Have fun!

White Rose Maths Year 2 Link  (Scoll to Lesson 5- Step 10- Equivalence of half and two quarters)

Year 2 -Lesson 5-Equivalence-of-half-and-two-quarters

Year 2- Lesson 5-Answers

RE

For RE today, we thought it may be nice to share the Easter story in another way, so below is a lovely version written for children. If your children would prefer to watch the video again, a link to this is included on the RE Today and NATRE home learning Easter sheet below. This resource is something that has been provided to schools by the diocese and includes some useful activities. However, if you’d prefer there are also some more reflective creative activities in the other link below. Both of these are quite different to how we approach RE in school but are useful ways for you and your children to engage in the Easter story. When teaching RE in school, the focus is on learning about ‘what people of faith believe’; so we always say to the children that ‘this is what Christians or many Christians believe’. We hope this helps you to feel more comfortable if you yourself are not religious or follow a different faith. It is also fine to complete a more reflective response to the story by maybe making an Easter card or Easter Garden. We hope you have lots of fun exploring this is which ever way suits you and your family. 

Possible resources to help you: (Note: you do not have to complete them all- they are for you to choose from.)

RE Today and NATRE home learning Easter

RE reflective activities

Easter Gardens

Easter Card Ideas

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!

Year 2 Thursday 2nd April

Good Morning Year 2 

We hope you all slept well and have had a good breakfast, ready for another day of learning. Thank you to those of you who have been able to email us. Remember to keep up the good work. We saw some brilliant work yesterday, some super fact files, art and topic work. Thank you. Well done to Jade, Arthur, Owen, Ella, Freya, Laila, Noah, Elodie and Ethan for their work below. 

 

       

 

Remember to take frequent breaks and to keep washing your hands during the day. 

Try to take 10 minutes out today and think about what you are grateful for. Maybe someone in your family is helping you with your home learning or a friend has contacted you and made you smile. 

Have a wonderful day!

The 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!

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. Continue with the handwriting booklet, working through it 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. You should also have received login details for the Scholastic Learning ZoneWe have allocated books that your children may like to read.

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

Complete your weekly spellings which will be provided below or are available on Spelling Shed, and the Year 2 common exception words.

Common Exception Words

The-Entire-Alphabet

Year 2 weekly spellings- 30.3.20

English

In English today, we will be creating our own book reviews. This can be a book review of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ or it could be another book that you are enjoying reading at home. It is completely up to you. When you write, think about your audience. You are writing to try and persuade other people to read the book you love. What is it about the book that makes it good? The story? The plot? The characters? The illustrations? Think how you will persuade people. You may want to use some of the persuasive techniques that you used when you were writing to the Enormous Crocodile last week. 

We would also like you to try and use subordinating conjunctions ‘because, if, when’ in your writing today, to extend your sentences and give reasons. We can’t wait to see them. Maybe you could also send them to a friend or family member (with your parent’s permission and support) to try and persuade them to read your favourite book!

Here are some book review templates that you could use to get you started. It would also to  lovely to write your book review onto paper, and organise your writing into paragraphs or sections, like the examples in the presentation.

Book review 1

Book Review 2

Maths

Today in maths, we will continue our fraction work using White Rose Maths: Lesson 4- Step 9- Non-unit fractions.  Non-unit fractions are where we have more than one part i.e. two thirds or three quarters. It will be important for children to understand that the denominator (the total number of parts) goes at the bottom when we write our fraction; and that the Numerator (the number of parts shaded) goes at the top. It is also important to continue stressing that fractions need to be equal parts. Have fun with this fraction work. It may also be useful to reinforce the understanding of fractions by using practical things that you may have around the house. For example building a lego tower with 4 bricks, where 3 are red and 1 is yellow to show 3/4 are red. Have lots of fun. We hope you are finding the videos helpful. 

White Rose Maths Year 2 Link  (Scroll down to Lesson 4-Step 9-Non-unit fractions)

Year 2 Lesson-4-Non-unit-fractions

Year 2-Lesson 4-Answers

 

History

Queen Elizabeth II has a big family. Queen Victoria was her Great-Great- Grandmother. Look at her family tree and then try to make one of your own family. You can be as creative as you want with this! You may wish to add photos (if you have them at home). You could even ask family members to email pictures over to you and make it a whole family project. You may even discover facts about your family that you didn’t know before! 

Here are some family tree images that you could use but also feel free to design your own!

Family Tree 1

Family tree 2

Family Tree 3

The End!

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