Year 2 Home Learning

 

Curriculum: Please see below the curriculum letter for spring term 2 in Year 2.

Current week's learning: 30.03.20

Writing: This week you will be writing a new story. You will be writing 'Pattan's Pumpkin' from an animal's point of view (you'll be pretending to be the animal). Here are the activities you need to do: 

  1. Choose an animal (ideally an Indian animal or a farm animal) and draw a picture of it. Label your picture with noun phrases to describe your animal. Then think about how your animal might move- you can role play being your animal! Then label your picture with verbs and adverbs describing how your animal moves. Click here for animal ideas! Can't think of effective adjectives, verbs or adverbs? Look here: vocabulary mats. Below is an example to help you! 
  2. Plan your story: You should copy and complete the planning grid found below into your exercise books. The plan should be created using pictures to show each part of the story. You can add key words and phrases to your plans.
  3. Write your story: 

    The children should write the whole story using ideas from your animal drawing and your plan.

    Click here to find instructions for writing the story and the template for the plan.

    If you are able to, please publish your stories on Purple Mash or in your workbooks and post on the class blog!

Handwriting:

Reading: This week we will continue to read Rickshaw Girl. Here are the activities

1. Listen to Rachel read chapters six and seven below. You can follow along with the text as well. 

 Click here for chapter six and click here for chapter seven 

2. Join in with Rachel as she does a shared reading for the beginning of chapter 8. Remember the 3 strategies she could use to help her check new words!

  • Look at the letters, make the sounds, blend the sounds together
  • Syllable chunks
  • Small words in big words 

Clarification: Here are some words that you might need clarifying

rust - a reddish brown colour that metal turns if it is old

fastened - to do up e.g. Paddington fastened his coat

earnings - money that you have earnt from work

Next, answer these questions in your exercise books.

  1. Where did father say he would go? Find the phrase.
  2. True or false - Naima was expecting to see his father for lunch. Find a word as evidence for your answer.
  3. How did Mother take off her bangle? Find the word.
  4. Why did Father fasten his pocket? Find the phrase.
  5. What might Naima do next? Is she happy with the decision that has been made? I think Naima will .... because ....

3. Click here to read the rest of chapter eight. Try and read as much of it as you can independently.

There is also a recording of Rachel reading as well to help you. 

 

Last week's work:

Rickshaw Girl Chapter 5 answers can be found here.

CGP: Find your answers for last week here

Storytime- Enjoy this week’s story The Wonky Donkey!

Spelling: 

Below you will find your ten spellings for this week:

want                 squash

wander             watch

quantity            quad

swatch             wasps

washed            quality

 

To practice these you can use your exercise books to write them down (as you would on your spelling sheets for homework) and you can play spelling games with your family. Here are some suggestions you can try:

  • Teacher- work in a group. One person is the teacher and says the word whilst the others write it down. The teacher sounds out the word whilst showing it and the pupils must check their spellings!
  • Illustrate it: Can you draw a picture for each word? Perhaps try cutting these out and writing the words on separate pieces of paper and try playing snap!
  • Sentences: Can you write some sentences using one or more of the words in them?

 

CGP: Pages 46 and 47 in your punctuation, grammar and spelling book.       

 Find your answers for last week here

Maths:

Find the answers to last week here

This week the children will be recapping their learning on addition and subtraction. The answers will be posted next week so you can mark them!

There are two sets of questions; a 'C' in the top right corner stands for 'Challenging', and an 'EC' stands for 'Extremely Challenging' (trickier). You can choose which set of questions to complete, depending on how tricky you are finding it. You do not have to do both sets of questions! 

There will be an extension at the end for those of you who want to really challenge yourself!

 

Monday:  Addition

Today we will be reviewing the strategies we have learnt to solve addition number sentences. Watch the video to remind you of the methods we have learnt and then have a go at the number sentences underneath in your exercise books. Remember you will need to decide on which method you use for each number sentence. 

                                

                           

Tuesday: Subtraction

Today we will be reviewing the strategies we have learnt to solve subtraction number sentences. Watch the video to remind you of the methods and then have a go at the number sentences underneath in your exercise books. Remember you will need to decide on which method you use for each number sentence.  

Remember to choose which set of questions you want to do; C (challenging) or EC (Extremely challenging). There is an extension at the end.

 

                                

Wednesday:  Fact families!

Today we will be creating number fact families. A number fact family is a set of 3 numbers that can make two addition number sentences and two subtraction number sentences.  Here is an example:

Remember, you have to make two addition number sentences and two subtraction number sentences with the same numbers!

Have a go at this fun game. I would choose the number facts to 10 or 20 to start: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

 

Choose the set of questions you want to complete (C = challenging, EC = Extremely challenging)

 

Challenging:

            

 

 

Extremely challenging: (These questions start at Q5)

  

Thursday: Word Problems

Today we will be using our addition and subtraction methods to solve word problems.  You will need to read the problem carefully and identify which words and numbers are really important. Can you explain why it is addition or subtraction? Can you draw a picture of the problem? Can you draw the bar model?

Here is my example:

                                

 

 

 

      

Have a go at the questions below. You will need to write the number sentence out and use a method to find the answer. If you can, try and draw the bar model out too.  

Choose which level of questions you want to do, you do not have to do both!  

Challenging:

      

 

Extremely Challenging:

      

Friday: More Word Problems!

Today we will be continuing on with solving word problems. Just like yesterday, read each question carefully and think about what is the important information. Can you draw a picture of the problem? Can you draw the bar model?

Write the number sentence out in your books and use a method to find the answer. 

 

My example:

 

 

    

 

 

 

Have a go at the questions below. You will need to decide whether you should add or subtract, write out the number sentence and then use a method to solve it. 

 Choose which level of questions you want to do, you do not have to do both!

Challenging:

                                 

 

Extremely Challenging:

    

 

 

Last week's learning: 

CGP books: Find the answers for arithmetic and reasoning here.

Topic:

A letter has arrived by email from Pattan and Kanni! They need your help!

Have a look at some different types of Indian patterns below. You can research some more on the internet too.

 Henna Flower Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock   Mehndi Mandala Indian Henna Flower In Indian Style For Tatoo ...  What are Rangoli patterns? | Maths on Toast  Innovative Triangle Rangoli || by Rangoli Hub - YouTube

Top 40+ Latest and Simple Rangoli Designs For Diwali 2019   Indian patterns | my blue flamingo Pattern With Traditional Indian Ornamental Design Pattern With ... Asian Foods and Cultures: Importance Of Mehndi or Henna In Indian ...

 

Here is a link to some colouring sheets to inspire you. 

 

Can you have a go at copying them? You could add colour using felt tips, colouring pencils or crayons.

Now try to create some of your own. See if you can fill a whole page with patterns!  If you have paints at home you could even paint a big pattern on a bigger peice of paper. 

Here are some ideas:

Mandala Wall Art painting canvas resin Art Acrylic original | Etsy How to draw Mandala Art for beginners - YouTube DIY Diwali Mandala Rangoli with Camlin  Easy Mandalas

 Once you have experimented creating Indian patterns you will be ready to design your t-shirt for Pattan or Kanni. In your books, draw an outline of a t-shirt that is as big as the whole page, with lots of empty space in the middle for designing. Then design your pattern inside the outline and colour it in carefully. 

T shirt outline clipart - ClipArt Best - ClipArt Best | T shirt ...

 

Fitness: This week continue the magic of world book day with this Harry Potter themed yoga! Try it a few times during the week to try and improve your strength, balance and coordination! https://youtu.be/R-BS87NTV5I

Here are some poses to try too:

Music: This week we will be singing the Frog song together. Remember to clap in the second part of the song! You could perform this to family at home or sing it to yourself, just keep up your excellent musical learning! If you have any favourite songs you would like to sing at home, write a message on the blog and we will try our best to put them up for you. Happy singing!

Family challenge: Learning with our families can be great fun! As Springtime is here, can you complete this Spring Challenge? Draw a picture of your final scene in your exercise books.

Useful websites: 

Use these videos to help understand nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

Revise your place value knowledge with this game: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball

Try some of these addition and subtraction games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction 

Why not try some of these craft activities with your family?: https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/animal-crafts-for-kids/

Last Week's Learning:                      25.03.20

Writing: This week the children will be writing there own version of Pattan's Pumpkin. This is a story we have read together in class. Here are the activities they need to do.

1. Learn and perform the text map (this was also provided on Monday)

Click here to find a copy of our text map with the written version below and instructions. See the text map performed here.

2. Plan their story

The children should copy and complete the planning grid found below in their exercise books. The plan should be created using pictures to show each part of the story.

3. Write their story

The children should write the whole story using ideas from the text map and their plan.

Click here to find instructions for writing the story and the template for the plan.

If you are able to, please publish your stories on PurpleMash and post on the class blog!

Handwriting: Please practise the new handwriting join and words twice during the week.

Reading: Please read chapter 5 of 'Rickshaw Girl' then answer the questions in your workbooks! Click here to read the chapter.

 

  1. Why did Naima have to stand up? Find the phrase.
  2. When Naima jumped off the rickshaw, the rickshaw kept moving quickly. Is this true or false? Explain your answer: This is.... because...
  3. Rashida was shocked when she saw her father's rickshaw in the bushes, how do you know? Find the phrase.
  4. Do you think Naima regrets her decision to ride her father's rickshaw? Why? I think... because...
  5. How had father's rickshaw been damaged in the crash? List 4 ways it was damaged.
  6. 'I thought you were growing up, but you're as careless as ever'. What do you think mother would like Naima to do to show she is growing up? I think.... because...  

Don't forget to read a book for 20 minutes every day and record this in your reading records!

 

Story time video: Here we are: Notes for living on planet Earth.

Spelling: Below you will find your ten spellings for this week:

wrap                       wrestler

wriggle                   written

write                       wrapping

wrist                        wreck

wrong                     wreath

 

To practice these you can use your exercise books to write them down (as you would on your spelling sheets for homework) and you can play spelling games with your family. Here are some suggestions you can try:

  • Hangman- one player chooses a word for the other player to guess. If a letter is guessed incorrectly the first player must draw part of the hangman. If a letter is guessed correctly it must be written into the corresponding blank space. The game continues until the word is guessed or until the hangman is complete.
  • Spell hopscotch- children can 'hopscotch' as they spell a word- one jump for each letter in the word!
  • Spelling bee- hold a spelling bee with your family! One person must read out the words as you write them! Keep a tally chart of your scores to see who wins!

CGP: Pages 16 and 17 in the Punctuation and spelling book.

Maths: This week the children will be reviewing some of their place value learning we did earlier in the year. Click here to download a copy of all the questions and examples.

1. Partitioning

We have been learning about 2 digit numbers in year 2. All 2 digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. Click here to find an example of partitioning using the diennes. Once you have looked at it, partition the numbers that Mr Owl is showing you in 3 different ways using a part whole model in your exercise books.

    

2. Ordering and comparing numbers

Mr Owl has given you groups of 3 numbers to order from biggest to smallest. Look at the tens and ones to decide which number is biggest and smallest.

     

Next, Mr Owl has given you some numbers to compare. Use < or > to show which number is biggest and smallest (remember for < and >, imagine it's a crocodile's mouth eating the bigger number) There is an example to help you.

    

3. Number patterns

Can you complete the number patterns Mr Owl has given you? Look between each number and decide what the interval is between the number. There is an example to help you.

     

Challenge! (optional)

Here is your maths challenge for the week! When you have completed all the work above, have a go at this extension challenge.

 

CGP books: Pages 8 - 10 in the reasoning book.

Topic: This term we started learning about the country India. India has lots of interesting animals living in the jungle, the mountains and the deserts. Choose an Indian animal to research and create a poster about it.

 Image result for kids poster information about indian elepants Image result for poster about tigers kids.  

Next, create your chosen animals using recycling and newspaper from your home. Here are some examples.

Image result for junk modelling jungle animals  Image result for junk modelling tiger   Image result for junk modelling turtle  Image result for kids poster information about indian elepants

Fitness: Find 2 fitness cards below, try each exercise a few times! See if you improve each time!   See the video here!

 

 

 

 

 

Music: Find your weekly song to sing with your families below! This week it is 'Do your ears hang low?'  Enjoy!

Family Challenge:

Learning with our families can be great fun! As Springtime is here, can you complete this Spring Challenge? Draw a picture of your final scene in your exercise books.

Helpful Websites:

BBC Supermovers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers 

Hit the Button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Exercise with Joe Wicks at 9am each morning this week https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Times Tables Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/

Premier League Primary Stars, football themed home learning resources:  https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures