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Home Learning Archive 11.5-29.5

25.05.20  Hello Everyone, just a little note to say that this week is Half Term and therefore we would like you to take some time off from school work and have a well deserved break.

Although we will not be setting you any activities this week, the TTrockstars battles are still happening and we would still like you to be reading for 20 minutes each day!

Finally on Thursday at 3pm The London Fire Brigade are doing an online fire safety session for children. This weeks video wil be the third in the series.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXpJq5lM-8F8zz9yjFadgZQ/featured+

Have a fabulous week and we will be back with more activities on the 1st of June.

22.05.20 Happy Friday everyone! You have now been learning from home for 9 weeks! Who can tell me how many days that is?

English

Today we'd like you to publish your poems that you have been working on this week. That means checking your spellings and punctuation and making sure you have used the correct layout. Each line of a poem should start on a new line, and you can use a break in between parts that are about different things. Use your best handwriting (perhaps you can try using a pen), including the joins that we have learnt this year.  Illustrate your poem with the images of what you have talked about. 

Practise reading and performing your poem out loud. Can you memorise it and get someone to record you performing it? Send your recordings to us!

Maths

Todays challenge is all about recognising and calculating amounts of money. I have attached two sheets at the bottom that gives you a step by step guide to completing the challenge made by the people from the bank Natwest. 

The first one helps you to think about how we use money, and the second one is the maths part where you can figure out how to set up a successful business!

 

Other

This is a really fun activity to try out - making Invisible Ink with Lemon Juice. You can pretend you are a secret agent as you keep all your secret codes and messages hidden from others. All you need is some household objects and the power of lemon juice.

What you'll need:

  • Half a lemon 
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Cotton bud
  • White paper
  • Lamp or other light bulb

Instructions:

  1. Squeeze some lemon juice into the bowl and add a few drops of water.
  2. Mix the water and lemon juice with the spoon.
  3. Dip the cotton bud into the mixture and write a message onto the white paper.
  4. Wait for the juice to dry so it becomes completely invisible.
  5. When you are ready to read your secret message or show it to someone else, heat the paper by holding it close to a light bulb.

What's happening?

Lemon juice is an organic substance that oxidizes and turns brown when heated. Diluting the lemon juice in water makes it very hard to notice when you apply it the paper, no one will be aware of its presence until it is heated and the secret message is revealed. Other substances which work in the same way include orange juice, honey, milk, onion juice, vinegar and wine. Invisible ink can also be made using chemical reactions or by viewing certain liquids under ultraviolet (UV) light.

21.05.20 Hello again Year 2 it's Miss Stevens here! I hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather. I have to say I have really enjoyed reading some of your poems about the sun yesterday! Keep up the good work! 

English

Today we are going to think about some alliteration. 

Task 1 : Write 5 sentences using alliteration.

Here is one of mine... The wicked witch wore a wonky watch on her wrist.

Task 2: Have a look at your poems from yesterday. Is there anywhere that you could add in some alliteration to help add some more description and improve your poem? See if you can improve at least 3 of your sentences. 

Maths 

Task 1: Compare these time intervals using the More than, Less than and equal to signs. 

Task 2:  Time yourself and a member of your family doing these activities. Record the times in the table below. Then answer the questions below using your data. 

Other - Origami and Fire Safety part 2.

Origami is the art of paper folding. There are lots of different things you can make just by folding some paper. Some of my favourite things to make are a bookmark,  chatterbox and a snapper. Below are some links of instructions on how to make them. Have a go at making one of your own. Don't forget to decorate them after!! 

 Bookmark : You can turn them into, monsters, owls, mice and lots more. 

Chatter box: I used to make these when I was at school. 

Snapper: It's a bit like a puppet! 

Finally today at 3pm The London Fire Brigade are doing an online fire safety session for children. This weeks video, the second in the instalment looks at 'prevention' -What causes fires, and how we can prevent fires from happening. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXpJq5lM-8F8zz9yjFadgZQ/featured

20.05.20

Literacy

Today I'd like you to put your rhyming words about the sun (from yesterday) into a poem. Remember that the rhyming words should go at the end of each line. As well as rhyme, you could include alliteration, personification and repetition. 

                  

 Examples: It smiles down on us as it wraps it's warmth around us

                    It pushes back the night, and brings us light. 

                   The sun bursts into life shining oh so bright. 

Don't forget to check your punctuation and spelling!

Maths

I have attached a sheet at the bottom of the page with some questions about time. You will need to use everything you have learned about calculating time to figure out each answer, and read each question carefully. 

Science

This is another chance to visit the exciting WWF website to Explore Our frozen world biome.

(It's so hot today that hopefully it will help to cool you down!). Watch the video and then click on the link Explore Our Planet Globe. Click on all the links on this globe to learn more about our world. Write notes about any interesting facts that you find. Theres even a fun activity guide to making your own 'pop-up habitat' if you have an empty box you can use. 

French

  1. Listen to this the song and join in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5jSbKd5cM
  2. Log into the Discovery Espresso website and watch this video https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t2_allez/video_days_of_week/video_days_of_week.html#res complete the activity to review your learning.
  3. Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hello, Year two, it’s Mrs Hussain. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunny weather. Can you remember how to stay safe in the sun? As an extra activity this week you could make a poster telling people how to stay safe in the sun.

English- Rhyming words

Find out more about rhyming words by watching this Bitesize Video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjhhvcw/articles/zqjgrdm

Read the following poem:                                                                                                         

Glorious Sun

 O welcome sun,

With golden rays,

Here to light up

All our days.

 

Your beauty true,

You golden ball,

Bring light and life,

To one and all.

 

You warm our skin,

You give us light,

You make each day,

So clear and bright.

 

When you come out,

We smile and glow,

You bring us joy,

So please don’t go!

Underline all the rhyming words in this poem.

Does the poet like the sun?

Write some positive (happy) words and phrases that the poet uses to describe the sun:

1. ____________________________________

2. ____________________________________

3. ____________________________________

Why does the poet like the sun?

What is the mood (feeling) of this poem?

Task

I would like you to brainstorm words that describe the sun, sunny weather or the summer. You can also use words that describe how the weather makes you feel. Can you rhyme some of the words that you have brainstormed?

For example:  bright, light, sun, fun, joy, toy, sand, band, bee, sea, hot, lot, etc.

Tomorrow, you will be writing a poem, about the weather, using the words that you have brainstormed today.

Maths – Intervals of time

Solve the following time problems:

1)         Zachary catches a bus at 4:00 pm.  His journey lasts 30 minutes.  What time does his journey end?

 

2)         It takes Sofia 15 minutes to walk to school.  She sets off at 8:00 am.  What time does she arrive at school?

 

3)         A hockey match begins at 10:00 am and finishes at 11:00 am.  How long does the match last?

 

4)         It takes Darcy 10 minutes to cycle to the park.  She set off at 3:30 pm.  What time did she arrive at the park?

 

5)         The postman started delivering letters at half past 7 in the morning.  He took one and a half hours to finish his round.  What time did he finish?

 

6)         It took Felix 1 hour 30 minutes to read a whole book.  Zoe started to read her book at 6 pm and she finished it at 7:45 pm.  Who read their book the fastest?  Explain your answer.

Science – Food chains

  1. Which animal is top of the food chain?
  2. What would happen if the seals disappeared?
  3. What could happen if a Tiger was brought into the local food chain?
  4. What could happen if the temperature began to get warmer in this climate?
  5. Do you know why there are more herbivores than carnivores in some habitats?

  1. Which animal is top of the food chain?
  2. What would happen if the frogs disappeared?
  3. How can sun and rain affect the food chain? (Think about what happens if there is too much/too little.)

Art

Draw your own habitat scene. What animals will you include? Who will be at the top of your food chain?

MG Art Challenge

Don’t forget to check this week’s challenge.

https://artatmg.blogspot.com/

Happy Learning

Mrs Hussain

 

18.05.20

Hello Year Two. It's Miss Conroy here. I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.

Well done to Chaffinch and Crow who won last week's TTRockstars competitions. 

This week's competition has already started.  

Chaffinch vs Crow
Cuckoo vs Chiff Chaff

 Maths 

Watch this time video and see if you can answer the questions. 

 

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  1. How many seconds in a minute? 
  2. How many seconds in three minutes? 
  3. How many minutes in an hour? 
  4. How many minutes in two hours? 
  5. How many minutes in half an hour? 
  6. How many minutes in four and a half hours? 
  7. How many hours in a day? 
  8. How many hours in two days? 
  9. How many days in a week? 
  10. How many days in three weeks? 
  11. How many days in two and a half weeks? 
  12. How many days in a year? 
  13. How many days in each month? 
    January =
    February = 

Challenge: 

1. Tom and Harry completed a football challenge. Who was faster? 

2. My mum said it would take me two weeks to finish reading a book. It took me 12 days. Was my mum correct? Why? 

3. Can you order these from shortest to longest lengths of time? 

English

We use similes to describe something by comparing it by a different thing using like or as. 

as (adjective) as (noun / the thing you are comparing it to)
as black as night 

(adjective) like a (noun/ the thing you are comparing it to)
small like a mouse

 

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How many similes can you create to describe the objects in your house? 

Handwriting

This week's handwriting joins are er and ir.   
How many words can you think of that have these joins? 

Other - Great Year Two Bake Off

I've been doing a lot of baking (and eating cakes) recently. These are some pictures of my brownies, lemon cheesecake, cranberry tart and more cheesecake. 

Why don't you ask an adult to help you practise your measuring, problem solving skills and DT skills and send us some pictures of your cupcakes or chocolate cake?

The Great British Bake Off - Wikipedia

Remember a good baker cleans their dishes after cooking!

 

As well as the activities we set each day, you should be reading for at least 20 minutes, accessing the bug club and myon websites and completing some AR reading quizzes on the books you have read. You should also be practising your multiplication tables and number bonds using the TTRockstars and Numbots websites. 

There are ideas for other tasks related to this half term's Topic and Science units attached at the bottom of this page. 

Please continue to send us some of the great work you have been doing at home yeartwo@missiongrove.org.uk as we really enjoy seeing it. 

Miss Conroy 

 

 

15.05.2020

Hello, Year 2, it's Fantastic Friday! I hope you are all okay. I would like to thank all the children that have been sending in their work, for us to look at. We are very pleased to see all the lovely work that you have been doing at home.

English – Prepositions

A preposition is a word that shows a relationship between a noun and another word in the sentence.

                                   

For example:

The girl walked through the rusty door.

My reading book is under yesterday’s newspaper.

We told ghost stories during the evening of the camp out.

Task 1 

Copy out the sentences below (in your NEATEST handwriting) and underline (with a RULER) the preposition.

Finally, I found the book behind the sofa.

I sneakily looked at the clock and noticed that it was after my bed time.

 

You told me there would be an ice-cream van across the road.

The young girl could barely make out her house behind the tree.

 

Task 2 

Choose 4 different objects that are in the room where you are sitting. In detail and using prepositions, describe where these objects are. Present your work like this:

Object 1: Pencil case

Location: My pencil case is inside my large flowery bag which has a bright pink strap.

Prepositions used: inside

Maths - Symmetry

A shape or pattern is symmetrical when it is identical on both sides. If you place a mirror on the central line or the line of symmetry, the reflection should look identical to the original shape or pattern.

                                                              

To help you understand symmetry, watch the following video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017l02f

Complete the symmetry worksheet that I have attached to this page. If you cannot print the page, then copy the shapes out carefully. Can you spot any items around your house that are symmetrical?

Science – Make a Lava Lamp

Light up your life with lava lamps...

Impress your friends with this lava lamp - the perfect distraction from homework!

What you need:

  • Plastic or glass bottle
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Food colouring
  • Alka-Seltzer or other antacid tablets
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Torch (optional)

How to:

  1. Fill the bottle a quarter full with water.
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring until you like the colour you see. You can add glitter too.
  3. Fill the bottle almost to the top with vegetable oil. Let the mixture separate.
  4. Break up two Alka-Seltzer tablets and drop them in the mixture. Watch your lava lamp bubble!

You can shine a torch behind or underneath your lava lamp to see it glow. If you want to keep your lava lamp, use a bottle with a lid. When you've finished with your lava lamp for the day, put the lid back on. To use it again, take the lid off and add more Alka-Seltzer tablets!

Here's Science Bob showing you how to make a lava lamp:

https://youtu.be/WayviQkusxI

International Day of Families – 15th May 2020

Today is International day of families. Can you draw a family tree or draw a portrait of your family.

Happy learning.

Mrs Hussain

14.5.20 Hello everyone and Happy Thursday. I hope you have all had a good week so far. I have been busy writing Crow Classes reports this week and I know the other teachers have been writing their's too! 

English 

Today I would like you to think about thoughts and feelings. How might you be able to tell if someone is sad? What might their facial expression look like? What actions might they be doing? What about if someone is scared?

Now have a think about things that you say, does what you say always have to match what you are thinking? I'll give you an example. 

My mum has made me a lovely dinner. In my head I am thinking that it is disgusting and not very nice. But out loud I say " Thank you for dinner mum it was nice 

In the attachment at the bottom of the page there are 5 pictures from different films like this one of Toy Story. I have added some Speech and thought bubbles.

You task is to look at their facial expressions, body language and think about what is happening in the picture and come up with what the characters might be thinking or saying. Remember they don't always have to be the same. I might be talking to you about my day but thinking about what I am having for dinner. This skill is called inference. 

Maths

Today we are going to think about number sequences. Can you spot the pattern and work out the rule to fill in the missing spaces? 

In the attachment at the bottom of the page  there are 2 challenges - Multiples of 2, 5 and 10 or Multiples of 3 and 4. There is also a shape one at the end.  If you fancy another challenge could you create you own missing number pattern for an adult to work out?

Other - Art and Fire safety. 

Watch this video and follow the steps to create your own 3D hand optical illusion drawing! just like these ones! Top tip - Make sure that your arch is noticeable.  Here are some written instructions with step by step pictures too. 

Finally The London Fire Brigade are doing an online fire safety session for children. This weeks video looks at 'escape' - how to plan an escape route, and what to do if there's a fire. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXpJq5lM-8F8zz9yjFadgZQ/featured

13.5.2020

Literacy

Today I am asking you to interview someone from your family. First you will have to think about what you want to find out, and then begin to write your questions down. Remember, questions start with words such as where, when, how, why, what and they always end with a question mark. 

Once you've written your questions it is your job to ask them. This could be a good chance to call someone who you haven't been able to see for a long time and ask them something you never have before. How many of you know what your older relatives wanted to be when they were at school? Or what you neighbours favourite game is? Is there something you have always wanted to know about your teacher?  I hope you enjoy asking questions - it's a good excuse to start chatting to someone! 

For an extra task, take notes of the answers and write them into sentences about your chosen person. This could be a good character description. You could even use a camera or tablet to record your interview. Don't forget to hold the camera still!

Maths

 

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Before starting today's task you can remind yourself about 3D shapes by watching this video. Your job is then to complete the table (worksheet attached below) all about the properties of shapes. You must identify how many faces, vertices and edges each has and also the 2D shapes that the faces are made of. 

Once you've done that - hunt in your house for the shapes and see how many examples of each shape you can find. If you have any play dough you could even try to build the shape, or try drawing the shape and writing it's name underneath. 

French

Miss Zanon had great fun making a poster with the shapes and colours you have learnt in French. Can you make you own poster using shapes you see in everyday objects?

Level 1:Draw and  label the name of the shape

Level 2: Draw and label the shape and the colour (it goes after the shape)

Level 3 challenge: Can you label the number, name and colour of you shapes? Look at the example with the robot. 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello Year two, it’s Mrs Hussain, I hope you are all well. How has the weather changed, in the last few days? I am looking out of my window and I can see the trees swirling and moving in the wind. The sun is out but it still feels a little cold. Look out of your window and describe the weather.

English- Fact File

Go to the BBC Bitesize website and read about two famous explorers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk

I would like you to create a fact file for one of the explorers. You can use the template in the attachments below or create your own.

Maths – Adding 10

What happens to a number if you add 10 to it? How does it change?

Example

Add 10 to the number 24. The ones column stays the same and the Tens column will go up by 1.

24 + 10 = 34

Add 20 to the number 32. The ones column will stay the same and the tens column will go up by 2.

32 + 20 = 52

Watch this video, all about adding tens.  

https://youtu.be/Dy5uDkOoMNc

Complete the following sums. Choose the column with the sums that you are most confident with.

                                   B                                    C

16 + 10 =                  16 + 20 =                         23 + 30 =

21 + 10 =                   21 +20=                         12 + 20=

32 + 10 =                   32 + 20=                         33 + 40 =

26 + 10 =                   26 + 20 =                        42 + 50=

13 + 10 =                   13 + 20=                         25 + 60=

44 + 10 =                   44 + 20 =                        34 + 30 =

53 + 10 =                   53 + 20 =                        64 + 20=

61 + 10 =                   61 + 20=                         72 + 40 =

75 + 10=                    75 + 20 =                        82 + 30=

Science - Plants

What part of a plant do we eat? Have a look at your vegetables that you have at home. Think about which part of the plant you are eating. You might be eating the leaf, root, flower, seed or stalk of the plant. Complete the plants worksheet attached below in attachments.

If you cannot print the worksheet, then draw your own diagram.

The Great Virtual Tour – The Crystal Palace

For the first time after it opened 169 years ago, we can take a 360 virtual tour around the Crystal Palace, the grand venue of the formidable 1851 Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park. The Crystal Palace was a marvel of its time, an enormous structure constructed from glass and cast iron, measuring around 563m by 138m, and 39m high. The giant building hosted thousands of global exhibits of The Great Exhibition and was showcased to more than six million people. Take the tour to step back in time and explore this regal past.

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/the-great-exhibition-virtual-tour?utm_source=royalparks.org.uk&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11526104_Content%20Newsletter%20-%2006%2F05&dm_i=1EGE,6V1LK,U5HL4T,RJ5W7,1

MG Art Challenge

Don’t forget to check this week’s challenge.

https://artatmg.blogspot.com/

Happy Learning. Mrs Hussain

11.05.20

Hello Year Two. It's Miss Conroy here. I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.

Well done to Chaffinch and Crow who won last week's TTRockstars competitions. 

This week's competition has already started.  

Chaffinch vs Chiff Chaff
Cuckoo vs Crow

 Maths 

Can you identify these 3D shapes and continue the sequences? 

 

 

Now create your own patterns using pictures or some of the objects you have at home.

English

We use commas in three different places - lists, expanded noun phrases and after adverb sentence openers.

Look at each example and then rewrite each sentence in your neatest joined handwriting with the commas included. 

Commas In Lists - Commas are used between the items in a list. 

The packet contained red, blue, green and yellow felt tip markers. 

At the top of the League were Birmingham, Manchester United, Crewe, Aston Villa and Walsall Town. 

1. Violins recorders drums and guitars were all set out in the music room. 
2. Britain is made up of England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. 
3. The tube was full of purple green yellow and red Smarties. 
4. George had sandwiches crisps water and fruit in his packed lunch box. 
5. Leah had invited Alex Josh Matthew Denum and Danielle to her birthday party. 

Commas In Expanded Noun Phrases - Commas are used between the adjectives in an expanded noun phrase (adjective, adjective, adjective noun). 

The long, dry, green grass blew in the wind. 

The tall, red-haired, helpful man carried the old lady's shopping. 

1. Bonzo was a magical brave brown dog. 
2. Three tiny black mice ran underneath the fridge. 
3. The rain soaked everything in the small colourful beautiful garden. 
4. A loud naughty miniature poodle lives down the road. 
5. The cruel witch with the pointy shiny black hat cast a spell. 

Commas After Adverb Sentence Openers - Commas are used after an -ly word if it starts a sentence. 

Slowlywe walked over the icy sidewalks. 

Unfortunatelythe window was stuck and I couldn't open it to let fresh air in. 

1. Quietly the cat crept through the garden when hunting. 
2. Embarrassingly I tripped down the stairs.
3. Intentionally the anger teenager tripped his baby brother. 
4. Frequently I run through the park. 
5. Occasionally I go camping with my family. 

Handwriting

This week's handwriting joins are oi and ou. When you are practising this, remember that your o joins from the top.  
How many words can you think of that have these joins? 

Other - Balloon Powered Lego Car

Look at the instructions below and create your own balloon powered car that you can have races with. 

Once you have made your car, you can test your science knowledge with these experiments: 

  • Blow up the balloon bigger. Does the car go faster or farther? Why? 
  • Add some more LEGO bricks to the car. How does the extra weight impact how far the car can travel?
  • Change the shape of your car. How does this affect the car travelling? 
  • Try racing the cars on a different surface (i.e. carpet vs. wood floor). Which ones travel father? Why? 
  • Place the balloon higher up or lower down on the LEGO car. How does the placement of the balloon impact how the car moves?

 

Balloon-Powered LEGO Cars Pin

Remember that as well as the activities we set each day, you should be reading for at least 20 minutes, accessing the bug club and myon websites and completing some AR reading quizzes on the books you have read. You should also be practising your multiplication tables adn number bonds using the TTRockstars and Numbots websites. 

There are ideas for other tasks related to this half term's Topic and Science units attached at the bottom of this page. 

Please continue to send us some of the great work you have been doing at home yeartwo@missiongrove.org.uk as we really enjoy seeing it. 

Miss Conroy