Year 2 – Friday 1st May

Good Morning Year 2 

Hello Year 2,

How are you today? We hope you are all well. Its a Friday, and its also the first day of May! We hope you have all had a hearty breakfast, and are ready for another day of learning. Remember to try and find time to read a book today as it is one of the most important tasks that you can do to support your learning and you can find lots of hidden treasures in a good book. It can take you on adventures to different times and places. Where will your book take you today?

We have loved reading your pirate stories. You have all tried incredibly hard with these, and you should be really proud of you work!

We can reveal that you have all been fantastic pirates, and have found all of the clues to reveal all of the parts of the treasure map! Your last challenge is to unscramble the pieces of the map, and put them together to find where x marks the spot! Can you find where the treasure is? If you are successful, you can unlock the special treat that you have all earned for all of your hard work! 

HeartSmart Worship 

As it is Friday, you will find a lovely HeartSmart worship to do together here. We are looking at HeartSmart ‘Don’t Rub it in- Rub it Out!’ linked with our Christian Value of Forgiveness. There is a super Boris video to watch too. 

Pirate Clues!  Ahoy Me Hearties!

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Avast Me hearties- we found the last two pieces of the map! One was near the phone and the other under the table in between a load of school books!

Now we’ve just one thing left to do together! Solve the map and get the treasure!

Use the code to get to the map and put the pieces back together. Remember, Me Hearties, X marks the spot. 

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 all the pieces of the map below and solve this to win the treasure:

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English

In English today, you can complete your usual Friday grammar activity. Remember, if you have decided to carry on with writing your pirate adventure story then you can miss this today. 

Once you have completed your task you can check your answers. If you don’t have access to a printer, it is fine for you to talk through each question and discuss your answers rather than write them down if things a little easier. 

Have fun and be great grammar detectives! 

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Find today’s grammar hammer activities and answers here, using our usual code: 

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Maths

Today in maths, we have another Friday maths challenge for you to have a go at! 

Similarly to last week, these problems aim to encourage you to challenge yourself, and draw on your maths knowledge to find the answers. The first two problems will be aimed at Year 2, so we suggest you focus on these, and may want to complete either, or both of these problems.

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Please click on the link below to access the above problem, and others on the White Rose page. Complete ‘Lesson 5’ in ‘Summer Term – Week 2’ named ‘Friday maths challenge’. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this. Good luck!

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

Year 2 – Summer Week 2 – Friday maths challenge

The answers to last weeks problems are:

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Topic

Today’s extra activity will continue with our science learning all about plants. Today we are going to be thinking specifically about what plants need to grow. Click here to watch a short video explaining the things that plants need to grow. 

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Once you have watched the video, share what you have learnt by completing one of the below activities.

Activity 1- Circle the things that plants need

Activity 2 – Fill in the gaps

Activity 3 – Cut and order stages

Video Resources

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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 (the entire alphabet) 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 on Spelling Shed, and the Year 2 Common Exception Words.

Common Exception Words

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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!

Year 2 – Thursday 30th April

Good Morning Year 2 

Hello Year 2,

How are you today? Happy Thursday! We hope you are all well and have had a good sleep and a good breakfast ready for another day of exciting learning! Remember to take regular breaks and don’t forget to wash your hands through out the day to avoid walking the plank! We had lots of very speedy detectives emailing in with the answers to our pirate clue again yesterday, so well done everyone! We have another pirate clue below for you to have a go at cracking. Well done for all of your hard work so far this week Year 2. You are all superstars. 

Guinness World Record Assembly – 10AM – Don’t miss out!

If you fancy trying to break a Guinness World Record then join in with

England’s Biggest Assesmbly. 

Today, Thursday 30th April at 10am.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy. The Archbishop’s address will be streamed through the Times Educational Supplement website www.tes.com  and will then remain available on the Oak National Academy website https://www.thenational.academy. 

Do try and watch it live, and encourage your networks, families and children to watch it live, as you and they may be potentially part of a Guinness World Record!

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Pirate Clues!  Ahoy Me Hearties!

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Brrrrrrr Year 2! We found the latest clue in our fridge and it was a little bit chilly searching for it! Well done to everyone who solved the puzzle. We have our last two clues today and if we solve them we should have all of the pieces of map tomorrow so that we can find the treasure!  Shiver Me Timbers Year 2, we’re excited, are you? 

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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Use the link below to solve the last two clues:

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English

In English today, you will be writing your exciting Pirate Adventure stories. We are really looking forward to these and hope you are too. The presentation below shows one way that you could go about your writing and has broken the writing into sections. You can do this too if you’d prefer and you can write your story over two or three days if that makes it more manageable, breaking it into a beginning, middle and an end. For reluctant writers, this can make the task less daunting and more manageable. If you do this, remember to read where you have got to before you carry on with your writing so that you don’t miss anything exciting. Tomorrow’s lesson, is a grammar hammer but you can miss this if you’d prefer to continue with your story so be as flexible as you like.  

Some children may wish to include pictures in their stories too and they may even want to have chapters or turn it into a little book. This is fine and if children want to type their stories, then we are happy for them to do so. Another incentive that we find useful in school is allowing them to write in pen. 

Try to use as many of the different skills that we have learnt over the past few weeks in your writing as you can: expanded noun phrases, similes, compound sentences and question and exclamation sentences. These help to make your writing exciting and engaging for the reader. Above all have fun and enjoy being an author! We can’t wait to see the end results and all of your super ideas!

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Below is a selection of paper with a pirate themed border that you can use if you’d like. If your child may work better doing a bit of a picture and then some writing, you could use the half lined paper as there is a space for a picture too. Feel free to write directly into books that you have or onto other paper. Some children may like to type it into the computer too. All ways are fine. 

Half Lined

Lined

Narrow Lined

Pirate Adventure Story Starter

Maths

Today in maths, we are going to have a go at some problem solving, using some of the skills we have learnt so far this year in maths. Get your thinking caps on!

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 4’ 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 4 Worksheet

Year 2 – Summer Week 2 – Lesson 4 Answer sheet

Please click here to access today’s additional maths challenge if you have finished today’s maths and would like to push yourself even further.

Topic

Today’s extra activity is to continue with our science topic on plants, specifically thinking about the life cycle of a bean. Firstly click here to read a story about the different stages in the life cycle of a bean, and have a chat about how many stages there are, and what the bean looks like at each stage.

 

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Once you have finished the story, have a go at sequencing the bean pictures below in the correct order. Can you label the root, shoot and leaf on the longest bean? If you do not have access to a printer to print the bean pictures, you could have a go at drawing and colouring the beans at the different stages of the cycle. Have fun!

Picture of beans: Bean sequence

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. Remember the scholastic learning zone too!
  • 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

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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!

Year 2 – Wednesday 29th April

Good Morning Year 2 

Hello Year 2,

How are you today? We hope you are really well, and have been enjoying your learning this week. What has been your favourite part? Remember to try and get outside for some fresh air, and get some exercise today, as this will help keep you fit and healthy, which is very important for pirates! We are very thankful for all of your help is solving the pirate clues, and we love hearing your answers to them! We also love receiving pictures of your work, so keep those coming in to our Year 2 email address. 

Pirate Clues!  Ahoy Me Hearties!

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These two map pieces were found under two of our computers. What a surprise that was! Thank you for solving the clues so quickly. It meant that the teachers could get on with their work quickly too! Looks like we’ll be finding that there loot sometime soon!  So make sure you work quickly today to find the next clue- we’ve certainly got some more work left to do! 

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. Have a great day!

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team 

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Use the link below to reveal today’s clue: 

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English

In English today, we will be beginning our planning for our pirate adventure story. We have a story starter and a planning sheet for you to complete. We will use this to guide our writing today. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can write your plan directly onto a sheet of paper.  The pdf flipchart below breaks our planning down into steps so you can work through this today as you complete your plan.

Remember this is your story, so feel free to add in any extra details that you like. You may also change your ideas after you plan it and that is fine too. Planning is basically an opportunity to try and test out ideas. The important thing is to make sure you have an exciting part and then a good ending. We are really looking forward to reading them after you have written them tomorrow.  Talking about your story once you have planned it is another way to plan a successful story. Try telling it to members of your family using story telling language: first, next, suddenly, out of the blue…

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Maths

Today in maths, we are going to be continuing our work on measurement, exploring the four operations with length. This involves using what we know about adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing to help us solve problems involving length.

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 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 3 Worksheet

Year 2 – Summer Week 2- Lesson 3 Answer sheet

Please find the additional maths challenge here if you have completed today’s maths and want to challenge yourself further.

Topic

Today’s extra activity is about the pollination of flowers and shows how flowers reproduce. There is a short piece of reading and then you can stick and sort the pictures into the correct order. You could also draw your own pictures if you’re feeling creative or if you can’t print it out. 

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Video Resources

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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!

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