This Friday, we want you to spend your day away from your screens. No phones, ipads, laptops, computers, consoles…just quality time spent with family. We have some ideas on this blog for you to complete today – this list is not exclusive and we would encourage you to complete tasks of your choosing.
Digital Detox Day ideas
You could do tasks linked to our Minibeasts topic:
Use soft furnishing (towels, pillows, cushions, duvets etc.) and other household items to create your own minibeast – roll up towels for body, utensils for legs/facial features…
Make your own minibeast hotel. I know some of you enjoy doing this during Muddy Adventures and even at play time. Fill boxes or small areas with leaves, bark, stones and keep checking on it throughout the day/week/month. You
You could have a picnic outside (or inside depending on weather). Maybe have foods that ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ had eaten in the story.
Make a stage and perform your minibeast poem. You could write some funny minibeast jokes and perform your own stand up routines for your family.
Draw a picture of your favourite minibeast – you could also frame it (for frame it Friday).
You might want to come away from our Minibeast topic and play some family games. You could play monopoly and be the banker, using your addition and subtraction skills. You could play a problem solving game like Cluedo or Jenga.
If the weather is nice, you could go to the park or a long walk. You could go on a bug hunt in a different place to see if you can find different minibeasts.
Could you cook the family a meal or bake a cake for dessert?
Maybe you want to use your arts and crafts skills to make a thank you gift to your parents/grandparents/carers/home teachers for teaching you and helping you for the last 2 months.
Whatever you choose to do, we want you to have a relaxing, enjoyable day leading in to a brilliant weekend and we look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday.
Before we share with you your fun activities for World Book Day We would just like to say we are so very proud of you are for you continued commitment and resilience throughout your time at home. Each and everyone of you are a super star. We would also like to give a massive thank you to your families for their continued support they have given you, We certainly could not have done our remote learning without you! We completely understand how difficult and it has been to stay motivated for so many weeks so well done everyone. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back on Monday and I am sure we will all settle in fairly quickly as we get back to our daily school routine.
For Zoom today we would love to see you come dressed as your favourite book character and also you might want to bring your favourite book to share with use too.
Today (World Book Day) and tomorrow (digital Detox Day) is about enjoying your last few days at home with your family. As part of our World book day we would like you to take your favourite book and find an unusual place to read it. It might be somewhere in your house or it might be in your garden. It could even be somewhere in the park on where you go for a walk. Where ever you find, share your book with your family and take a picture for us to see on seesaw.
Scavenger hunt: Can you go on a scavenger hunt around your house? See if you can find all the items on the list. Everything on the list is linked to a well know story book. Once you have found all the items can you match them to the correct story? If you can not find all the items maybe you could draw them with the matching book title. We have given you all the book titles that match and included are the answers but to peeping first! Happy hunting.
Last week we were looking at the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle. Eric Carle has written many other stories including quite a few about different mini-beast. You can enjoy some of these stories by clicking on the links on the sheet below and reading along with them. You may want to listen to just one or to all of them it is up to you. Once you have listened to them we would like you to choose your favourite mini-beast character from one of the stories and write a character description about them. You will need to think about how you would describe what he/she looks like, and how he/she moves (adjectives and verbs). You might also think about what his/her character is like. Is he/she happy, cross, tried etc. Once you have thought of your ideas write a short description and see if your family members can work out who you are describing. If you do not fancy writing your ideas down, maybe you could verbally describe the character for you family to guess. Once you have finished you may want to draw a lovely picture of your chosen minibeast character.
Today we have spelling, Maths, English and Science.
For today, we are looking at the ‘wr’ spelling pattern. Sometimes there are some words that have silent letters. When using the ‘wr’ spelling pattern for the /r/ sound, the ‘w’ is silent. It’s one of those spelling patterns that we just need to know when reading. There is a poster to help with the spelling pattern before having a go at the look, cover, write, check activity.
Yesterday, you had a recap on using grouping to divide. Today we are going to continue and extend our learning a little further to do some more problem solving. Watch the video and have a go at the worksheet. Remember, we will be going through this a little on Zoom and we can answer questions on Seesaw throughout the day.
We were really impressed with your alliteration sentences about minibeasts yesterday. Today we’d like you to continue using alliteration to write a poem. There’s a template for you to use but we will model this more on Zoom.
Imagine you are in a micro habitat. Think about all the different mini-beasts that can see each other. Your poem is going to describe who they can see. I have decided to ask the Ladybird who she can see first. She could see a caterpillar so now I am going to ask the caterpillar who he can see. Then you can repeat with the next mini-beast. Use the template to help you write your poem.
Ladybird, ladybird, what do you see?
I see a crazy, curly caterpillar crawling towards me.
Caterpillar, Caterpillar, what do you see?
I see a_________________________________ towards me.
For your Science today, we’d like you spend some time outside. We need you to find 2 habitats (you might have already done this for previous activities). Your habitat might be under a big rock or a big log. It could be in a hole in a tree. Look in these habitats and tally how many of each minibeast you can see (see the survey sheet below). Once you have looked in both habitats, we’d like you to draw a pictogram to represent your data (remember tallies and pictograms in Maths before half term?).
You are making equal groups today. This is a recap lesson but it may be something you missed in Year 1 as well. Watch the video and then have a go at the task. Remember you can ask us questions on Zoom and Seesaw if you need any help with anything.
Today, we are looking at alliteration. What is alliteration I heard you ask?
Mrs Saveall has planned a game to play tomorrow on Zoom to give you some extra help with understanding alliteration.
Have a look at the worksheet for today and read some of the examples of sentences that use alliteration. Your challenge is to write sentences about minibeasts with alliteration. For example: Lazy ladybird lying on a leaf.
We are looking at algorithms again today. Last week you had a go at instructing someone to complete a task. Today, we’d like you to write an algorithm that instructs someone to make a jam sandwich. You might want to make the sandwich first and make quick notes on what you did. Use time adverbials (first, then, next, after that…) to help order your steps. I wonder if you can test a family member to see if your algorithms work?
Just to let you know It is World Book Day On Thursday (4th March). As we are unable to be in school we would love for you to still have the same fun. Come dressed as your favourite book character for our zoom meeting so we can have a character parade and join in with our book quiz. Also take a look at our main page and take part in our Masked Reader competition. Watch the video and see if you can guess who is reading their book behind a mask. Make a list of who you think they all are and post it on seesaw. The person/people with the most correct guesses will win a prize! Remember to post your list by Wednesday this week though.
Today we are going to be looking at all the different graphemes for the ‘or’ sound. There are many different ways to represent this grapheme but some are more common than others. If you want a reminder of how to pronounce this grapheme watch the video below.
We are continuing with division today. You will need to make equal groups by sharing (dividing). Remember this is just the opposite to the multiplication we have been doing. Instead of finding out how many you have altogether you already know how many you have altogether and how many groups you have. Your job is to find out how many are in each group instead by sharing equally. The video below can give you further support.
This week we are going to be looking at and writing our own minibeast poems. Today we would like you to read different minibeast poems. Once you have read them we would like you to become a bug poem detective! We would like you to find and list all the different minibeast in the poems. Once you have found all of these we would like you to detect as many adjectives (describing words), verbs (action words) and adverbs (describing action) as you can. I wonder how many you can find? Happy hunting everyone.
Continuing with our topic of Wriggle and Crawl we are going to be looking at microhabitats today. We would like you to tell us what a microhabitat is and what type of living things use these as their homes. Once you have discovered this see if you can find two different microhabitats where you live. You might look in your garden, along the road you live in, in the park are maybe you could go for a walk with your family and find them along the way. Once you have found two different microhabitats use the enquiry sheet to draw and label them. Have fun hunting out those habitats!
Well we have made it to the end of another week for home learning. Well done Year 2 and thank you to your families for their continued support. One Week to go!
Spelling: We are continuing to look at the spelling pattern ‘c’ that makes the ‘s’ sound when it comes before ‘i, e and y’. Today we would like your help again. It seems I have got in a muddle and need help following this spelling pattern. Can you find the correct spelling for each word and then either write them on your own paper or colour the square that the correct spelling is in. Then we would like you to ask an adult to read out loud some sentences for you while you write them (no peeping). Remember you need to think about using this weeks spelling pattern correctly as well as including capital letters and full stops. You can then read the sentences yourself and correct any mistakes if need.
Mathematics: Today we are moving on to division. Division is the same as sharing into equal groups. There are lots of questions with pictures asking you to share them into equal groups. You might want to use your own counters such as pasta, toys, beads etc to help you work out each question and checked you have shared them equally. You can watch the video below for further support.
English: Today we would like you to finish re-writing the story of Th Very Hungry Caterpillar. Use the planning sheet to help you first. We are looking at using improved adjectives , verbs and adverbs again today. The video below shows you how to plan and share ideas for vocabulary choices, and then how to use the plan for your writing. Remember your planning sheet has each section you are improving included to also help.
Computing: We are looking at Algorithms today. An algorithm is just like giving instructions to make something work. You use algorithms all the time when you bake or follow instructions for games etc. In computing algorithms are used to make (give instructions) your games work and characters move around. We would like you to think of instructions (an algorithm) to direct someone in your family from one place in a room to another. EG from the fridge to the oven or from the backdoor to your shed. It is up to you where you direct your family member but remember they can only move when you tell them and they can only follow your direct instructions. A top tip- you might want to walk through your instructions first to check they work.
Hello everyone. Fantastic work again yesterday, we really are so very proud of you all.
Here is Thursday’s Learning:
Spellings: Today we are looking at the spelling pattern ‘c’ that makes the ‘s’ sound when it comes before e, i, and y. We would like you to write these words out, match them to the pictures and then challenge yourselves to use as many as possible in sentences.
Mathematics: Today you are going to apply your 10 times table knowledge to help you answer questions. The questions are very similar to Tuesday and Wednesday’s work. You have some pictures to help your represent your multiplication equations including a bar model. The part with the 10’s in are the groups and the long bar at the top shows how much altogether. You also have some word problems to solve so remember work out what it is asking you to do from the information given to you ( it will be linked to the 10 times tables). You can watch the video below to support you further.
English: We are going to carry on re-writing the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Plan your ideas first and then follow the story format to help you write your sentences. So today you will be using the days of the week from the story to start each sentences. Choose which fruit and food you would like the Very Hungry Caterpillar to munch on and then add them into your sentences. If you need support with this watch the video below to help with your planning and writing.
PSHE: Today we are looking at how we can stay healthy. We have already looked at what we can do to keep healthy but Jigsaw Joe our PSHE friend is have trouble keeping healthy. You task today is to see if you can help Jigsaw Joe be motivated to keep healthy!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Keep strong you are all amazing!
Here is todays learning:
Spelling: Today you are going to be looking at some more common exception words (word that do not always following our spelling rules). We would like you to read them, cover them up and write them (no peeping!) Once you have completed this see if you can use them correctly in each sentence. Then have some fun by writing them in bubble writing and colouring them in.
Mathematics: Today you are going to be applying your 5 times tables to help you answer questions. Instead at looking at lots of (X) 2 you will be looking at lots of(X) five instead and counting in fives not 2 today. Look at the 5 times table below to help as well.
Use the White rose Hub video to support your learning and we will go through the question tomorrow on zoom for further support.
English: Today we are going to start re-writing the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There are two parts to your English. Firstly we would like you to plan your writing. You can follow the first learning video below to help with this. We are asking you to think of adjectives, verbs and adverbs that you could add to the story and improve the sentences.
Once you have completed your planning you can use your fabulous new vocabulary to write the first part of the story. There are examples under your planning template and below is a video to help you and show you how to use your planning to write you sentences.
Design and Technology: Lets have some fun today! We would like you to create a lever that pulls The Very Hungry Caterpillar through different types of fruit so it looks like he is munching his way through them. We have included the few resources you will need and step by step instructions on how to make it. You may need some adult support with some parts.