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Week Beginning 18th May 2020

Thursday 21st May

Tomorrow, 22nd May, is the day that we should have been breaking up for our two week half term holiday.  You can have a break from your home learning and hopefully enjoy some sunshine.  If you look back through these weekly updates, including the main update page, you will find lots of ideas for fun things to do that you might not have tried yet.  Keep in touch and let us know about the exciting things you are doing and I'll make sure there are plenty more activities on here for when you start your home learning again. So behave yourselves, keep smiling and carry on being super stars.

 

Thank you to all of the grown ups, you are doing an amazing job.  The pictures you have been sending us have got us feeling emotional and there have been some tears as we miss your little treasures so much. It is lovely to see them all looking so happy and busy being creative, keeping fit and trying their best. They remind us just how privileged we are to have them in our school.   

Enjoy a two week break from home learning and we hope you manage to get some rest and relaxation.  

 

Keep safe and keep in touch,

God bless,

Love from all of the Year 2 team xx

 

 

Hello Year Two,

Did you enjoy the video that all your grown ups in school made for you? If you haven’t seen it, it’s on the website homepage. We loved making it for you as we miss you all so much.

 

Here are your home learning activities for this week. Many of the activities are printable this week. If you don't have access to a printer, lots of them can be copied or there are plenty of practical ideas on the main Year 2 page.

Try to do some learning each day. 

Collective Worship Collective Worship at Home

Remember to email some pictures if you can. I loved the psalm last week, it made me feel very safe and loved by God.

English- Reading

Last week you looked at the Three Little Pigs because in Science, you had looked at a different version of the story called The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig. Here is another version of the story. I love this one. 

Before you read it, re-tell the traditional story of the three little pigs to someone in your home or if they are busy, re-tell it to a teddy, they love stories.

The True Story of The Three Little Pigs

Watch the story. 

Watch it again and read along. You can do this as many times as you like.

Write down the answers to these questions:

  • Does this story remind you of any other stories? Make a list.
  • Did anything surprise you in this story?
  • Did you enjoy the story?  Can you explain why?
  • What was your favourite part? Why? 
  • Who was your favourite character?  Why?
  • Who was your least favourite character?  Why?
  • Who would you recommend this story to? Why?

Re-tell the story by writing and illustrating it or can you re-tell a story that you know but from the bad character’s point of view.  We call the bad character in a story the villain!

 

English- Writing

 I know that lots of you have been busy writing stories. Here are some ideas for things to write about:

There are lots of ideas here so choose one you like the look of. You could always come back to this page over the next few weeks. Don't worry about printing them out. Copy the title and draw your own picture.

 

English- Phonics and Spelling

Some revision for you.

Maths:

Look at the daily counting activities from week beginning 4th May.

 

Below are the activities from White Rose Maths that we would have been looking at in school this week.

There is a video tutorial to watch each day from Monday to Thursday and an activity sheet to go with each of these.

On Friday there is a challenge that can only be accessed on the White Rose website on the day.

If you don't have access to a printer, you could copy the questions out.

Lesson 1 activity

Lesson 2 activity

Lesson 3 activity

Lesson 4 activity

Don't forget to look at the challenge on Friday at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Email your teachers to let us know how you get on, we would love to see. 

 

Science:

We have been looking at the uses of everyday materials.  We will be looking at materials that have squashing, bending, twisting or stretching properties and learning some new words.

Can you explain what these words mean?

Which materials can you squash, bend, twist or stretch?  Can you find any at home?

 

Investigation: Which ball is the bounciest?

You will need a variety of balls for this investigation, preferably of fairly similar size, e.g. tennis, sponge, rubber, ping pong etc a tape measure and some pencils and paper.

Would you choose a ball of play dough to play tennis or table tennis? Why not?

Do you think the squashy ball will bounce well?

What sort of balls do you think will bounce best?

Why do you think balls bounce?

Balls bounce because they are elastic. When a ball hits a hard surface its shape changes – the part touching the ground flattens slightly. It gets back into its original shape quickly and bounces back up. 

Watch this video of a ball bouncing in slow motion to show how the ball flattens and goes back into shape.

Which ball do you think will be the bounciest?  Can you explain why?

How are you going to test the bounciness of these balls?

How will you make it fair so that we treat all the balls the same?

Think about dropping the balls (not throwing) from the same height onto the same surface.

Decide how to do this (two balls could be dropped together by just you and their bounces compared, or you and your family stand in a line drop a ball each at the same time, from the same height).

How will you measure the height of the balls when they bounce back?

 You could stick paper to the wall and draw lines on the paper to show the height of each bounce.

Predicting which ball will bounce the highest (you could line them up first and photograph them), then test them by dropping them and recording the bounces.

What did you find out?

Challenge: Extend your investigation to include another, this time to find out which surface is good for bouncing.  

Do you think balls bounce well on grass? Do they bounce well on wood? Do they bounce well on sand?

Take just one of the balls – a fairly bouncy one – and drop it onto different surfaces, e.g. carpet, wood, tiles, and note the height of the bounce.

 

 

Here are some learning activities that don't require screen time.  

When the weather improves, you might like to try some of these

 

Have a lovely week Year 2, hopefully the sun will shine. Remember to keep in touch with your teacher by email, we love to see all of the lovely things that you have been doing. 

 

Love from your Year Two grown ups xx

Wednesday 20th May

Hello Year Two.  There is a new Come and See topic to begin this week.  I have included the Early Years and Year One part of the topic too as I thought you might like to look back and see if you can remember it from when you were younger.

Thursday 21st May

Tomorrow, 22nd May, is the day that we should have been breaking up for our two week half term holiday.  You can have a break from your home learning and hopefully enjoy some sunshine.  If you look back through these weekly updates, including the main update page, you will find lots of ideas for fun things to do that you might not have tried yet.  Keep in touch and let us know about the exciting things you are doing and I'll make sure there are plenty more activities on here for when you start your home learning again. So behave yourselves, keep smiling and carry on being super stars.

 

Thank you to all of the grown ups, you are doing an amazing job.  The pictures you have been sending us have got us feeling emotional and there have been some tears as we miss your little treasures so much. It is lovely to see them all looking so happy and busy being creative, keeping fit and trying their best. They remind us just how privileged we are to have them in our school.   

Enjoy a two week break from home learning and we hope you manage to get some rest and relaxation.  

 

Keep safe and keep in touch,

God bless,

Love from all of the Year 2 team xx