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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Easter activities

 

Easter Story writing

Have a good look at this picture. Can you write a story inspired by it? To count as a story, it must have a beginning (to set the scene), a middle (where something happens or goes wrong) and an ending (where everything is sorted out).

 

 

 

A Springtime Sketch

 

Grab a pencil and create a sketch of something that makes you think of springtime!

 

It could be the view from your window, blossom on the trees, new spring flowers or even your favourite outfit to wear when the weather warms up!

 

To help you before you start, why not have a look at some tutorial videos to help you with your sketching?

 

Cherry blossoms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJknEdwBQFo

How to draw flowers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwLWbWRsFig

 

A bouquet of flowers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-jHiAovALE&list=PLnoO3k54vcBQZM8Xihb7ljHwMvul5LRJK

 

 

Easter Sock-Puppets

 

Grab a pair of (old!) socks and transform them into Easter themed characters! These could be bunnies, chicks, lambs or even spring-time flowers.

 

You could even make a whole set of them and put on a puppet show!

 

 

 

 

      Suggested ideas and activities during Easter

 

Please visit https://www.stbarnabas-erdington.com/collective-worship/ for lots of ideas for worship and activities to help your family celebrate Easter and reflect our focus Christian value of kindness

 

Easter worship and reflections

 

Visit the page above to watch the Easter story and for questions and activities about Easter.

Easter Challenge

 

Create artwork reflecting on the cross this could be painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, using materials in your garden. The only limitation is your imagination! 

Email them to your teacher using purple mash

Home prayers and reflections

 

Choose a home prayer or reflection activity from our website.

Write your own prayers or reflections email them to your teacher so that we can share them on our website or twitter.    

Our focus value - Kindness

 

Listen to the Good Samaritan story.

Choose an activity to show kindness to others.

Share these with your teacher.

Songs

 

Join in with the songs on our website


 

 

Daily timetables for week commencing 30.03.2020

 

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

My Maths

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/   Time to complete one of the four tasks set this week.

 

www.themathsfactor.com  Carol Vorderman - Sign up to this for free to help build your maths confidence.

 

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

 

Break

 

 

10.45 -12.00

English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLhaSCjFLE

 

Listen to “The Extraordinary Gardener” by our very own English lead Miss Williams.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UlLHZeIGhA

Then have a listen to the follow up activity that she suggests. Enjoy exploring nature!

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga – We’re going on a Bear Hunt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU

 

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Listen to an audio story from The World’s Worst Children 2.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/design-and-technology-ks1-ks2-making-a-3d-model-of-a-room/zfr2d6f

 

 

Can you replicate a room in your house?

 

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

My Maths

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/   Time to complete one of the four tasks set this week.

 

www.themathsfactor.com  Carol Vorderman - Sign up to this for free to help build your maths confidence.

 

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

 

Break

 

 

10.45 -12.00

English

Comprehension

Complete activity ‘Making lemonade’ from your KS1 comprehension booklet.

 

Spelling Shed

https://www.spellingshed.com

Complete one of the two spelling tasks set this week.

 

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

Computing

https://www.purplemash.com/

Complete task- Building site

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

Read your home reader or a book of your choice.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/design-and-technology-ks1-ks2-making-a-3d-model-of-a-room/zfr2d6f

 

 

Time to complete Monday’s exploration activity.

 

 

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

My Maths

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/  Time to complete one of the four tasks set this week.

 

www.themathsfactor.com  Carol Vorderman - Sign up to this for free to help build your maths confidence.

 

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

 

Break

 

 

10.45 -12.00

English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18ZEpSe9t7w

Listen to “The Last Wolf” by our very own English lead Miss Williams.

 

Follow up activity- Make your own Wanted poster.

 

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Betsy the Banana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SZl84Lr7A

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Listen to an audio story from The World’s Worst Children 2.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

Shadow drawing

 

Complete some fun shadow drawings using chalk, paints or colouring pens. 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

My Maths

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/   Time to complete one of the four tasks set this week.

 

www.themathsfactor.com  Carol Vorderman - Sign up to this for free to help build your maths confidence.

 

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

 

Break

 

 

10.45 -12.00

English

Comprehension

Complete activity ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’ from your KS1 comprehension booklet.

 

Spelling Shed

https://www.spellingshed.com

Complete one of the two spelling tasks set this week.

 

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

PE

Andy’s Wild Workouts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

Read your home reader or a book of your choice.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

Easter card

Start making some Easter cards in preparation for Easter. Could you make one for an elderly neighbour?

 

 

 

Friday 3rd April 2020
 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

Arithmetic

Complete one of the arithmetic papers from your home learning packs.

Times table songs – Use this video to practise your 2, 5 and 10 timestables just like we do in class!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf2BHuSbt_Y

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/   Make sure you have completed the four activities that have been set this week.

 

 

Break

 

 

10.45 -12.00

English

Catch it-Watch the following animation below. A group of meerkats lovingly tend to a beloved and unique fruit in the middle of the savannah. One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy. 
Will the meerkats be able to get it back?

 https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

 

Activity- Write a description of the beautiful setting of the African plains.

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

PE

Mindfulness activity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUUq0HuSLS0

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

Read your home reader or a book of your choice.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

Complete a jigsaw puzzle or play one of your favourite board games with your family.

 

 

Year 2 daily timetable Wednesday 25th March 2020 
 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

15 minutes - Numbots – Practise recalling key mental maths skills. How far can you move on in the levels? Will you be on rust, tin or iron stage?

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/15137

 

My Maths

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/  ‘place value’ – Time to complete one of the tasks set this week.

 

www.themathsfactor.com  Carol Vorderman - Sign up to this for free to help build your maths confidence.

Break

 

 

10.45 -12.00

English

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=og3LA9yKORc

Listen to “The One-Stop Story Shop” by our very own English lead Miss Williams.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oC7tgfU1n6c

Then have a listen to the follow up activity that she suggests. Can you create your own exciting story?

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

PE

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Squish the fish

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYtcadR9nw

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

Read your home reader or a book of your choice.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

Go on a nature hunt and collect leaves, twigs and anything else you can find! Use them to make a nature collage.

 

 

Year 2 daily timetable Thursday 26th march 2020
 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

15 minutes - Numbots –  Practise recalling key mental maths skills. How far can you move on in the levels? Will you be on rust, tin or iron stage?

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/15137

 

My Maths

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/  ‘place value’ – Time to complete one of the tasks set this week.

 

www.themathsfactor.com  Carol Vorderman - Sign up to this for free to help build your maths confidence.

Break

 

 

11.00 -12.00

English

Comprehension

Complete activity, “How to grow a seed” from your Key Stage One English Comprehension booklet.

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/

Complete commas in a list activity.

 

Spelling Shed

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Complete suffixes activity –ed and –ing

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

PE

Just Dance Kids – I Like To Move It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLHZeKbMUo&list=PLxqa8hYs_2B-YNirhMDR-1OiTQaLXjj6p&index=5

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

Oxford Owl - sign up for free and choose a book to read.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/library-page

 

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

Make a vegetable creature using any resources you have at home.

    


Year 2 daily timetable Friday 27th March 2020

 

Possible timing

Activity

Link/Description

9.00 – 9.30

PE body coach

Follow along with Jo Wicks for this 30 minute workout.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v-a_dpwhro

9.30-10.30

Maths

15 minutes - Numbots – Practise recalling key mental maths skills. How far can you move on in the levels? Will you be on rust, tin or iron stage?

https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/15137

 

Arithmetic

Complete one of the arithmetic papers from your home learning packs.

 

Times table songs – Use this video to pracysie your 2, 5 and 10 times tables just like we do in class!

Break

 

 

11.00 -12.00

English

Verb hunt

Hide verbs on pieces of paper all around the house. E.g. run, walk, talk, whisper, shout (action words) When you find a verb you must read it and do the action for it!

 

Extension –

Can you write sentences for any of these verbs?

Can you show any of these verbs in pictures?

Lunch

 

 

1.00 – 1.20

Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness – Rainbow Breath relaxation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O29e4rRMrV4

 

1.20 – 2.00

Reading

Read your home reader or a book of your choice.

Break

 

 

2.15 - 3.00

Exploration

Portraits – Draw a portrait of anyone in your family. Remember to look at them carefully!

 

*Please save any recycling so that it can be used for future activities.

 

English and Reading

Autumn 1: Flat Stanley and The Little Shoemaker
Autumn 2: Lost and Found 
Spring 1: The Magic Finger 

Spring 2: Stone Age Boy and Ug 

Summer 1: Deep, dark wood

Summer 2: Little people, big dreams series

 

Maths
Autumn 1: Place value 

Autumn 2: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Spring 1: Fractions, revision of what has already been taught  

Spring 2: Measure, money, time intervals, positional language

Summer 1: Addition and subtraction

Summer 2: Teaching misconceptions

 

Exploration

Autumn 1: The Seven Continents

Autumn 2: Explorers

Spring 1: Europe

Spring 2: Pre-historic Britain

Summer 1: Weather

Summer 2: Women who changed the world

 

Science

Autumn 1: Habitats 

Autumn 2: Living things 

Spring 1: Materials 

Spring 2: Feeding and exercise 

Summer 1: Growing plants 

Summer 2: Changing shape 

 

RE

Autumn 1: God and Diwali

Autumn 2: Incarnation

Spring 1: Creation

Spring 2: Salvation

Summer 1: Gospel

Summer 1: Charity and Ramadan & Eid-Ul-Fit

 

Homework

 

- Weekly spellings 

- Weekly arithmetic 
- Purple mash activities 

- You will also have the opportunity to change your home reader once a week, which you should be reading at home every week. Parents to sign planners to note any reading their child has done at home. 
- Each half term holiday, you will have an optional project to complete, to be given in during the first week back after each holiday. There are a number of projects to choose from. 

 

 

 

Useful websites:

 

MyMaths: (requires login)  https://www.mymaths.co.uk/   

Purple Mash: (requires login)  https://www.purplemash.com/login/   

Ed Shed:  https://play.edshed.com/login

Oxford Owl: (requires free login)  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Twinkl: (requires login. free during closure)  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

GoNoodle: (requires free login)  https://www.gonoodle.com/

Thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/   Offers activities to keep your child safe online

Childline:  https://www.childline.org.uk/   Has a 'locker' area where your child can play games and watch video clips offering reassurance during this time.

BBC Bitesize:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn  Lots of videos, subject knowledge and video clips on all subjects.

Super Movers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q  Learning while singing and dancing 

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