Year 2

Kingfishers

Class Teachers: Miss B Lill and Mrs T Smith

Robins

Class Teacher: Miss A Jolley
 

Woodpeckers

Class Teacher: Mrs J Crouch
 

Latest Year 2 updates

Year 2 Home learning WB 1st March 2021

Your teachers love to be dazzled by the wondrous work you are completing at home. Remember to keep in touch and email them with photos, scans and documents of any home learning that you are getting up to or to ask for advice if necessary. The class email addresses are:

Miss Lill and Mrs Smith kingfishers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Mrs Crouch                      woodpeckers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Miss Jolley                       Robins@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please be aware that all teachers are in school teaching class bubbles and they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 11am on Thursday, you can find the link at this page, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies

Also, don't forget the special World Book Day assembly at 9:30am on Thursday - you can find the link at the school assemblies' page above. 

Here are the Year 2 team with an introduction to this week's learning


Daily learning guide
Learning times detailed below are set out as an example of how the home learning day can be structured. You may wish to approach each task at a different time.


9.00:  Phonics – Have fun practising your phonics! This week we will be looking at suffixes and homophones.

 Monday: Nessy Spelling Strategy | LY Words | Singalong| Learn to Spell

Tuesday: Nessy Spelling Strategy | Homophones | Learn to Spell

Wednesday: Adverbs - desbribe the verb - nicely, softly, loudly

Thursday:

Think about exciting words to describe the scene from the book ‘Here We Are – Notes for living on planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers. We would like to see words ending with suffixes e.g. wonderful. Also try to describe the movement of the sea life e.g. swimming slowly.

Friday: https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/more-suffixes/connies-consonant-suffixes

9:20 Maths - Tackle the next Maths lesson in the Oak National page “Fractions” sequence;

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-one-half-of-a-shape-60up2c

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-half-of-a-quantity-6nhpct

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-one-quarter-of-a-shape-c8r66c

Thursday: World Book Day – ‘Here We Are – Notes for living on planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers

For today’s lesson we would like you to look at this page with all of the animals on:

We would like you to think about the ways you could measure the different animals e.g. their mass (how heavy they are), their length. How many different ways can you think of? Now have a go at these activities

Challenge 1: Choose some of the animals and put them in order based on measurements e.g. lightest to heaviest. How many ways can you order them?

Challenge 2: Write some sentences to compare some of the different animals, try to include some words with the –er and est suffixes that we have been looking at in phonics e.g. lightest, heavier, longer

Friday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-half-quarter-and-three-quarter-turns-6dgkjc


10:10: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths or Reading Eggs.

10.40: Take a break. Make sure you move around and grab a drink and a snack.

11.00:  English – In English this week, we are going to continue with our story writing! Work your way through the Oak National lessons linked below!

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-box-up-for-purpose-65jp4t

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-how-writers-create-openings-that-hook-70rp8t

 Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-opening-that-hooks-setting-focus-65k30r

Thursday: World Book Day – ‘Here We Are – Notes for living on planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers

Our book for today is attached, or if you would rather listen to it read aloud to you follow the link below.

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

Why do you think he tells us to make sure we look after our planet? Why is that such an important thing to do? Sadly, the damage to our planet is caused by us humans. However, most of us don't want our environment to carry on being hurt so we are thinking of ways to save it!

Your task is to design either a leaflet or poster to inform other people about how they can take care of planet Earth. If you need help you can watch the video below.

How to Take Care of the Environment - 10 Ways to Take Care of the Environment

You can include:

• A catchy title

• Clear information

• Pictures

• Information about pollution and how to reduce pollution

• Information about recycling

• Information about how to stop wasting water.

Friday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-opening-that-hooks-character-focus-6cup6e

12.00: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoons, we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: History/Art

A long time ago, Grace Darling lived in a lighthouse. She was made famous by a huge act of bravery. Watch her story to find out what she did.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-grace-darling/z4y7pg8

The Victorians did not have cameras or video to interview Grace, but this did not stop them. She had many artists go to paint her portrait and hundreds of people went on boat trips to the lighthouse just to see her.  Even the queen sent her congratulations and £50 which was a lot of money in those days.

Using one of the pictures below, create your own portrait of Grace Darling. We are looking for more than just circles for faces and dots for eyes! Spend some time and try your hardest to capture what she really looked like in your drawing. Once you are finished, you might like to paint or use pastels to bring some colour to your drawing.  


Tuesday: PE
The virtual ‘Sussex Games’ are still ongoing and Silverdale is currently in 4th place. Help your school community and take part in some physical fun.  Follow the link to get involved and make sure you submit your score each time you take part!

https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 If you fancy getting active on another day, follow the link below and choose a 20-minute themed workout. They have lots to choose from inspired by Harry Potter and Star Wars to Frozen to name just a few! If you like, you might choose a shorter workout and make up some of your own movements that you think would go well with it.   

https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness 

Wednesday: PSHE

Last week, you read the start of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue’. If you need a recap here is the extract again. Using what you know about Grace Darling and her brave story and what you learnt about lighthouses last week, try answering the following questions:

·        Why do you think Mr Grinling keeps falling asleep?

·        What do you think about Mr Grinling constantly falling asleep? Why?

·        Do you think he is being a responsible lighthouse keeper? Why?

·        What are the consequences of him not turning on the beacon?  

Imagine you are Mrs Grinling, role play what you would do/say to help him become a responsible lighthouse keeper. Would she be worried? How would you say it without hurting his feelings? You may wish to record your acting out or write down what you would say to him.

Thursday: World Book Day – ‘Here We Are – Notes for living on planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers

Our book for today is attached, or if you would rather listen to it read aloud to you follow the link below.

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

The book mentions the solar system frequently and there are many drawings of space, but what do you know about the solar system?

Find out how many planets there are and why they are called. Once you have done this, see if you can find out one interesting fact for each of them. To finish off, take a look at the resource sheet and have a go at creating your very own planet!

Designaplanet.pdf

With all your new knowledge about the solar system, you may wish to take a few ideas from some of your favourite planets and create a ‘mega’ planet with their best bits combined!

Friday: Art

If you have been able to read any of the books in the ‘Lighthouse Keeper’s...’ series, you will have noticed there are always some pesky seagulls up to no good!

Create your very own seagull using an art technique of your choice. If you would like to draw one, here is a step-by-step guide. https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-a-seagull-2/

Here is an ingenious creation using a paper plate!

 

14.30: It is nearly the end of the day. Get comfy and read a book for 20 – 30 minutes. Take time to read the attached instalment of one of our core texts this term, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue’ by Ronda and David Armitage. There are many others in the series and we welcome you to read them. Another we centre work around is named, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.

Thelighthousekeepersrescueextract2.pdf

Whilst you read, we would like you to apply your prediction skills. For example, when reading with an adult you might discuss what could happen next in the story or how a character might get out of a sticky situation. Remember, a prediction is based on a combination of what you already know about the story and your prior knowledge (what you already know about the subject).

Enjoy predicting!

Learning Apps

The children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps which are in addition to the lessons and activities prepared by the teachers. In Year 2 these apps are:

DoodleMaths

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

Reading Eggs

We advise the children to access these daily to help improve their maths, reading and spelling skills. They are free to use and work on most online devices and smartphones. 

Phonics Play also have a variety of educational games that the children are familiar with. These can be accessed via the Phonics Play website using the login: jan21 and password: home.

If you have any problems logging on, please contact the class teacher via the class email address which can be found above or by contacting the Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Year 2 Home learning WB 22nd February 2021

Your teachers love to be dazzled by the wondrous work you are completing at home. Remember to keep in touch and email them with photos, scans and documents of any home learning that you are getting up to or to ask for advice if necessary. The class email addresses are:

Miss Lill and Mrs Smith kingfishers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Mrs Crouch                      woodpeckers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Miss Jolley                       Robins@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please be aware that all teachers are in school teaching class bubbles and they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 11am on Thursday, you can find the link at this page, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies 

Here is an introduction to this week’s learning from the Year 2 teachers


Daily learning guide
Learning times detailed below are set out as an example of how the home learning day can be structured. You may wish to approach each task at a different time.


9.00:  Phonics – Have fun practising your phonics! This week we will be looking at suffixes.

 Monday: Spelling suffixes 'ment', 'ness' & 'ful' - Spelling in English

Tuesday: -ment words - suffix - spelling

Wednesday: Spelling Suffix ness Week 4

Thursday: Year 2 English: Adding the suffix -ful 11.05.2020

Friday: https://www.spellingplay.co.uk/planning-and-resources/year-2/more-suffixes/connies-consonant-suffixes

 

9:20 Maths - Tackle the next Maths lesson in the Oak National page “Multiplication: Equal and Unequal Groups” sequence;

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/matching-repeated-addition-expressions-to-multiplication-expressions-ccrkge 

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/matching-multiplication-expressions-to-images-and-contexts-64v3cd

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/further-reasoning-about-multiplication-expressions-cdj38d

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiplication-contexts-involving-zero-and-one-6nhp8c?activity=video&step=1

Friday: For today’s lesson, we would like you to think back to all of the work we have been doing on multiplication and division over the past few weeks. Can you create a poster to show us all of the things you have learnt? Remember to use lots of pictures and make it bright and colourful!


10:10: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths or Reading Eggs.

10.40: Take a break. Make sure you move around and grab a drink and a snack.

11.00:  English – In English this week, we are going to be thinking about story writing! Work your way through the Oak National lessons linked below!

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/listen-to-a-story-and-answer-questions-ccukcd

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-story-from-memory-6ngk0e

 Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-detail-in-the-opening-scene-cdhk2r

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-prepositional-phrases-of-place-c5j62d

Friday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-make-inferences-based-on-what-is-said-and-done-c4wkge

12.00: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoons, we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: This term, we will be reading a series of books. One is called, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue’ by Ronda and David Armitage. The initial pages are attached below.

With the book in mind today we would like you to research:
What is a lighthouse?
Why are the colourful?
Why are they built up high?
 Why are they useful?
Can you find any interesting shaped or coloured lighthouses?
Draw a picture of your favourite lighthouse and write your answers to the questions around or below your picture.

Tuesday: PE
The virtual ‘Sussex Games’ are still ongoing and Silverdale is currently in 4th place. Help your school community and take part in some physical fun.  Follow the link to get involved and make sure you submit your scores each time you take part!

https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 If you fancy getting active on another day, follow the link below and choose a 20-minute themed workout. They have lots to choose from inspired by Harry Potter and Star Wars to Frozen to name just a few! If you like, you might choose a shorter workout and make up some of your own movements that you think would go well with it.   

https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness 

Wednesday: Geography

Today, create your very own beach scavenger hunt that you can use on your next coastal walk.

Here are some ideas to inspire your hunt:

·         Find some opposites, such as hard, soft, cold, warm, smooth, rough, beautiful, ugly, wet, dry, colourful, plain, heavy, light, thick, thin.

·         Find something that is each colour of the rainbow or find different shades of the same colour.

·         Find things that are different shapes, e.g. circle, square, triangle, etc
 

Thursday: Geography

Hastings is a seaside town in England with lots to see and do. Today, find out some interesting information about Hastings. Do you have any relatives who have lived in Hastings for a long time? Try calling them and asking them for some interesting facts! Using all of the facts you have collected, create a poster explaining why people must visit Hastings and what makes it unique and special.

Things you may wish to include are:

·         A rich fishing history

·         Hastings pier

·         East and West Hill lifts

Friday: Geography

Today, you will be comparing Hastings with a different seaside town in the U.K. For example, you may wish to take a look at Weston-super-Mare, Southend or Newquay or maybe you have visited a seaside town in the U.K previously and would like to use that for today’s learning.

Once you have picked a coastal town, research the place by: watching videos, looking at pictures and reading some information.  It would also be great to look at this place on a map. How far is it from Hastings? Whereabouts on the map is it located?

Finally, find out what is similar and what is different between the two places and create an information page with drawings and short pieces of information to explain what you have found out.

14.30: It is nearly the end of the day. Get comfy and read a book for 20 – 30 minutes. Attached is the first instalment of one of our core texts this term, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Rescue’ by Ronda and David Armitage. You may wish to read others in the series.

Thelighthousekeepersrescueextract1.pdf

This week we would like you to apply your clarifying skills whilst you are reading. Clarifying is all about checking you understand what you are reading and it is a very important skill. If you get stuck on a word or phrase, the key thing to do is stop. Next, take note of the word or phrase and then use one of the following strategies to help you work out what it means or says.

·         Re-read from the beginning of the sentence.

·         Read on from the tricky word or phrase to the end of the sentence.

·         If your book has them, look at the pictures and see if they help you.

·         Sound the word out using sound buttons. Are there any sounds, digraphs or alternative sounds that can help you?

·         Ask somebody to explain or read the word/phrase.

 

Learning Apps

The children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps which are in addition to the lessons and activities prepared by the teachers. In Year 2 these apps are:

DoodleMaths

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

Reading Eggs

We advise the children to access these daily to help improve their maths, reading and spelling skills. They are free to use and work on most online devices and smartphones. 

Phonics Play also have a variety of educational games that the children are familiar with. These can be accessed via the Phonics Play website using the login: jan21 and password: home.

If you have any problems logging on, please contact the class teacher via the class email address which can be found above or by contacting the Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Year 2 Home learning WB 8th February 2021

Your teachers love to be dazzled by the wondrous work you are completing at home. Remember to keep in touch and email them with photos, scans and documents of any home learning that you are getting up to or to ask for advice if necessary. The class email addresses are:

Miss Lill and Mrs Smith kingfishers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Mrs Crouch                      woodpeckers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Miss Jolley                       Robins@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please be aware that all teachers are in school teaching class bubbles and they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 11am on Tuesday, you can find the link here, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies

Here is an introduction to this week’s learning by the Year 2 teachers


Daily learning guide
Learning times detailed below are set out as an example of how the home learning day can be structured. You may wish to approach each task at a different time.


9.00:  Phonics – Have fun practising your phonics! This week we are going to look at suffixes.

 Monday: Year 2 Spelling: Suffix -ing

Tuesday: Adding 'ing' - Spelling in English

Wednesday: Phonicsplay!

login: jan21 and password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6/tumbling-tumbleweeds

Thursday: Year 1  English Adding 'er' and 'est'  11.05.20

Phonics Play:

login: jan21 and password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5/sentences-5d

Practise reading these sentences.

Week 2 -er /-est

 

9:20 Maths - Tackle the next Maths lesson in the Oak National page “Multiplication: Equal and Unequal Groups” sequence;

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-use-of-a-repeated-addition-expression-to-represent-equal-groups-c9jkce

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/see-a-repeated-expression-first-and-then-make-groups-to-match-ctjket

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/think-more-deeply-does-the-representation-match-the-expression-c5hkcd

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/introduction-to-the-multiplication-symbol-61h34d


10:10: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths or Reading Eggs.

10.40: Take a break. Make sure you move around and grab a drink and a snack.

11.00:  English – We are continuing our work on recounts and diary writing! Follow the lessons on the Oak National website.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-box-up-a-recount-for-purpose-chj3ec

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-features-of-a-recount-6cu68e

 Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recount-part-1-6hhkcc

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recount-part-2-c4wkjd

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recount-c8u3er

12.00: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoons we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: Art

Today, have a go at experimenting with textured rubbings.

This video shows how to take rubbings from leaves but we would like you to take rubbings from a variety of objects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W66TAqCT4hc

Firstly, find some objects that have interesting textures, these might be found inside your home but why not go on a texture hunt outside in your garden if you have one or on your next walk.

Once you have located some interesting textures, you will need some paper and some crayons or pencils to record their texture.

Once you have taken some different textured rubbings, see if you can build a picture from them by cutting out your favourite rubbings. You might want to link the picture to The Great Fire of London or something entirely different. Consider the colours you might want to use depending on what picture you aim to create. For example you might use, red, orange and yellow for the GFoL to create a fire picture.

Tuesday: R.E

 Today, you are going to learn about an important leader in the religion of Sikhism. People who are members of the religion of Sikhism are called Sikhs.

 

This is Gobind Singh. He was the tenth and last great leader who helped create the religion of Sikhism. He was a warrior, who fought to protect Sikhs.

Gobind Singh taught Sikhs how to protect themselves. He also told them that they were part of a special community who look after each other.

Some Sikhs wear symbols to remind them of what Gobind Singh said:

·         Kirpan- The sword reminds Sikhs that they must protect themselves and others.

·         Kara - The steel bracelet reminds Sikhs that they are part of a special community.

Gobind Singh wrote a book for all Sikhs, called the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It has lots of hymns and stories by him and other gurus. It describes God and tells Sikhs how to live good lives.

Discuss, what did Gobind Singh do that made him a leader?

Fantastic work if you said anything like this:

·         Gobind Singh taught lots of people about Sikhism.

·         He looked after Sikhs and made them feel part of a special community.

·         He wrote a book that helps Sikhs understand their religion and tells them how to live their lives.

For Sikhs, Gobind Singh is a leader. Who do you think of as a leader in your life? This might be someone that you know personally or it might be someone famous.

Draw a picture of this person and write a paragraph explaining how and why you see them as a leader. Give examples of what they do and why they are an important figure in your life.

Wednesday: PE
The virtual ‘Sussex Games’ are back! Follow the link to get involved and make sure you submit your scores each time you take part.

https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 Continue with the ‘Hastings to Paris’ challenge. Details of the challenge have been emailed out to you.

 If you fancy getting active on another day, follow the link below and choose a 20-minute themed workout. They have lots to choose from inspired by Harry Potter and Star Wars to Frozen to name just a few! If you like, you might choose a shorter workout and make up some of your own movements that you think would go well with it.   

https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness 

Thursday: PSHE

Watch the video from about 47 seconds in. Once the storyteller has finished reading the story you can stop the video. The last part is not relevant to you.

https://www.facebook.com/thesquarecamberley/videos/233692521212832/

What was the story about?

Why is Sailor special to Matt?

What other relationships are there?

Who is special to you?

Today, write someone a card to explain why they are special to you and if you have time, draw a picture on the front of something you think they might like or a picture of you together. It is Valentine’s Day on Sunday 14th February! You might want to make this person a Valentine’s card to show how much you care and appreciate them.

 Here are some words you might like to include in your writing today:

love    friendship      caring      honest     trust       kind      look after

 

14.30: It is nearly the end of the day. Get comfy and read a book for 20 – 30 minutes. Please find attached the last instalment of our core text, ‘Vlad’. VLAD text. Whilst reading this week, we would like you to apply your inference skills.

Inference is all about reading between the lines. This means, using the clues the author gives you and your prior knowledge (what you already know) to work out what they are trying to tell you.

Here is an example:

Cindy stormed into the classroom stamping her feet as loudly as she possibly could. The rest of the class gasped and turned to look at what all the commotion was about. “Here we go again!” exclaimed Jerry as he melted into his seat, burying his head in his reading book and trying to ignore what was happening behind him. ‘BANG!’ Cindy slammed the creaky, wooden door making the glass chatter in its frame, even the glass was frightened of her! She dragged her feet squeakily across the laminate floor before letting out a huge sigh and plonking herself in her seat as if her bones were suddenly made of lead.

The author has not told us that Cindy feels angry but they have given us lots of clues and we can use what we already know about feeling angry to infer Cindy’s feelings. This is what good inferences look like!

You can infer about:

·         Characters

·         Settings

·         Moods

See if you can use the author’s clues in your reading book and try to make some inferences whilst you read. Good luck, reading detectives!

Learning Apps

The children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps which are in addition to the lessons and activities prepared by the teachers. In Year 2 these apps are:

DoodleMaths

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

Reading Eggs

We advise the children to access these daily to help improve their maths, reading and spelling skills. They are free to use and work on most online devices and smartphones. 

Phonics Play also have a variety of educational games that the children are familiar with. These can be accessed via the Phonics Play website using the login: jan21 and password: home.

If you have any problems logging on, please contact the class teacher via the class email address which can be found above or by contacting the Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

 

Year 2 Home learning WB 01st  February 2021

Your teachers love to be dazzled by the wondrous work you are completing at home. Remember to keep in touch and email them with photos, scans and documents of any home learning that you are getting up to or to ask for advice if necessary. The class email addresses are:

Miss Lill and Mrs Smith kingfishers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Mrs Crouch                      woodpeckers@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Miss Jolley                       Robins@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please be aware that all teachers are in school teaching class bubbles and they may not be able to respond immediately - but they will get back to you! 

An introduction to this week's home learning from the Year 2 teachers


Daily learning guide
Learning times detailed below are set out as an example of how the home learning day can be structured. You may wish to approach each task at a different time.


9.00:  Phonics – Have fun practising your phonics! This week we are going to look at prefixes.

 Monday: Phase 6 Phonics for Kids #4 - What is a Prefix?

Tuesday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z76yp4j

 edifyworld - Using the prefix un

Wednesday: Phase 6 Phonics for Kids #3 - Past and Present Tense

Nessy Reading Strategy | Adding '-ed' | Past Tense Verbs | Learn to Read

Thursday: Watch this video to see Mr Smith explain this spelling rule: What happens when the verb ends in a y?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwnj96f

Friday:  Phonicsplay!

login: jan21 and password: home

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/6/past-tense-penguins

 

9:20 Maths - Tackle the next Maths lesson in the Oak National page “Multiplication: Equal and Unequal Groups” sequence;

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/unequal-and-equal-groups-6tgpcc

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/practise-working-with-equal-and-unequal-groups-6nh36c

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/redistributing-from-unequal-to-equal-groups-6rtk4d

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consider-the-nature-of-equal-groups-in-more-detail-cdhkad

Friday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/practice-using-the-sentence-there-are-groups-of-crwp6t


10:10: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths or Reading Eggs.

10.40: Take a break. Make sure you move around and grab a drink and a snack.

11.00:  English – We are moving onto recounts and diary writing! Follow the lessons on the Oak National website. This learning will take place over two weeks.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-listen-to-a-recount-cnjpcc

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-tell-a-recount-from-memory-6wtk0r

 Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-deepen-understanding-of-a-recount-through-roleplay-cgv38c

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-past-tense-69k30d

Friday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-c4tp4d

12.00: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed.

12.15: Lunch time.

 

13.15: This week (1-7th February) is mental health awareness week. Below are a range of activities that we would like you to explore based around this theme.

If you would like to find out more about mental health awareness or additional activities to do with your child, please visit the links below.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/teach/childrens-mental-health-week/zk37bdm

If you do one this this week, focus on what makes you feel good and happy!

Monday: Feeling sock puppets!

 Make your very own sock puppet! Try having a conversation with your sock puppet about how you are feeling today. If you have time you could make two puppets and they could talk to each other. Or, maybe you will make a family of feeling sock puppets and your whole family might be involved in the conversation.

Tuesday: Music has the power to change how we feel and express ourselves!  

 Have you ever noticed that when you listen to music it makes you feel a certain way? Watch this short video and think about the different ways in which music can change how we feel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sELz0aCx9Lw 

 Here is a list of some happy and calming music for you to listen to:

 Happy music:
Shake it off, Taylor Swift
Happy, Pharell Williams
Don't Worry Be Happy, Bobby McFerrin
Bare Necessities, Jungle Book
Let it go, Frozen (obviously)
Just can't wait to be King, Lion King
Jupiter, suite 4, Holst
William Tell Overture, Rossini
I Got Rhythm, Gershwin

 Calming music:
Falling, Harry Styles
After Glow, Ed Sheeran
Conversations in the Dark, John Legend
Whole New World, Aladdin
When you wish upon a star, Pinocchio
Feed the birds, Mary Poppins
Lark Ascending, Vaughn Williams
Air on a G string, JS Bach
Gymnopodie no.1, Satie

Write out your own music playlist including all of your favourite songs that make you feel good. Once you are done, play some of them and maybe have a little dance too!

Wednesday: PE
The virtual ‘Sussex Games’ are back! Follow the link to get involved and make sure you submit your scores each time you take part.

https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/

 Continue with the ‘Hastings to Paris’ challenge. Details of the challenge have been emailed out to you.

 If you fancy getting active on another day, follow the link below and choose a 20-minute themed workout. They have lots to choose from inspired by Harry Potter and Star Wars to Frozen to name just a few! If you like, you might choose a shorter workout and make up some of your own movements that you think would go well with it.   

https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness 

Thursday: Wellness walk

Today, go on a walk or find an outdoor space and complete the scavenger hunt (see attached). Or, alternatively take a picture of something that you think is beautiful or interesting. We would love to see what you find and a brief explanation would be lovely too.

Scavenger hunt

Friday: Wellness journal

To round up the week, we would like you to think about what your week has been like and the focus you have invested into how you feel and what makes you feel good. Complete the ‘wellness journal’ (see attached). If you are unable to print the document, please write out the headings and fill them in.

Wellness journal

14.30: It is nearly the end of the day. Get comfy and read a book for 20 – 30 minutes. Please find attached the next instalment of our core text, ‘Vlad’.  Whilst reading this week, we would like you to apply your questioning skills.

 Questioning is a good way of delving deeper into what you are reading and making sure you understand what is happening. Try and ask open questions and avoid ones that only allow one-word answers (closed questions).

Words that are often used at the beginning of open questions are:

·         What

·         Why

·         How

Here is an example:
‘Why does Horrid Henry always refer to his brother, Peter as ‘a smelly nappy baby’ and a ‘worm?’
‘What did Peter do to gain the nickname, ‘perfect Peter’?’

See if you can ask some questions this week to help you understand what you are reading. Enjoy!

Our Core Text: 'VLAD'.

Learning Apps

The children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps which are in addition to the lessons and activities prepared by the teachers. In Year 2 these apps are:

DoodleMaths

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

Reading Eggs

We advise the children to access these daily to help improve their maths, reading and spelling skills. They are free to use and work on most online devices and smartphones. 

Phonics Play also have a variety of educational games that the children are familiar with. These can be accessed via the Phonics Play website using the login: jan21 and password: home.

If you have any problems logging on, please contact the class teacher via the class email address which can be found above or by contacting the Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Unfortunately we haven't been able to carry out our normal transition days for you to meet your new teacher.  We are hard at work today planning for our Recovery Curriculum, and the work that you will be completing when you return to Silverdale in September.  But in the mean time take a moment to watch a short video filmed by our class teachers welcoming you to your new class. 

Kingfishers: 

Woodpeckers: 

Robins:

Take care and have a great summer - see you in September

The Year 2 Team