Year 2 Spring 2021
Here is as idea of how you might want to structure your day...
Get up, get dressed and have some breakfast
Spelling practice and reading
Our topic this half term is 'Africa'.
Each day there will be a live zoom lesson, one for English and one for Maths.
We are combining Y1/2 lessons together as they are part of Key Stage 1.
Please find below an overview of the related activities that your child can do. We have differentiated and created 4 tasks, starting with simple steps, leading up to more of a challenge. These are applicable for children in Y1 and Y2. If you need more guidance about where to aim the tasks for your child, please contact your class teacher via dojo.
English- The story of Handa's Surprise. HANDA'S SURPRISE Picture Book Animation - Bing video
Week beginning 25th January 2021
Please find below our Science learning for this week.
Week beginning 18th January 2021
Monday 18.1.21 English
What is a verb?
Can you think of verbs to describe how the animals might be moving e.g. galloping, running, walking, jumping.
- To use a verb to describe how the animals might be moving.
- To write a simple sentences with a verb in e.g. The monkey jumped up and down.
- To write sentences with a verb and adjective in e.g. The stripy zebra galloped towards the round juicy orange.
- To write a sentence with an adjective, verb and adverb e.g. The stripy zebra galloped quickly towards the round juicy.
Please find English lesson Monday 18th January 2021 below
English Tuesday 19th January 2021
To write speech bubbles about what the animals are thinking about the fruit.
*To say what an animal is thinking about the fruit.
** To say what two different animals are thinking about the fruit.
***To write simple sentences to explain what the animals are thinking e.g. I like the juicy mango.
****To write sentences with ‘because’ e.g. I like the juicy mango because it tastes amazing.
Please find English lesson Tuesday 19thJanuary 2021 below
English Wednesday 20th January 2021
*To sequence the pictures and talk about what is happening in the pictures.
**To sequence the pictures in the correct order and write key words to go with each picture.
***To sequence the pictures and write a simple sentence for each picture.
****To sequence the pictures and write sentences for each picture using adjectives and a verbs.
Please find recording for English lesson 20.1.21 below
English Thursday 21st January 2021
Using the writing frame from yesterday's lesson...
*Choose a picture from the beginning, middle and the end and write key words to go with each picture.
**Choose a picture from the beginning, middle and the end and write a simple sentence for each picture.
***Write a sentence for as many pictures as you can using adjectives.
****Write a sentence for as many pictures as you can using adjectives and verbs.
English Friday 22nd January 2021
*Draw a story map for Handa's Surprise. Include the beginning, 2 animals and the end.
** Draw a story map for Handa's Surprise. Include the beginning, 3 animals and the end.
*** Draw a story map for Handa's Surprise. Include the beginning, 4 animals and then end.
**** Draw a story map for Handa's Surprise. Include the beginning, 5 or more animals and the end.
You should also practise retelling the story using your story map. This will be very important for next week when we come to write the story.
Please find recording for English lesson 22.1.21 below
Monday 18.1.21 Maths - To name 2D shapes
*Name simple 2D shapes (square, circle, triangle and rectangle). Name the objects they have found.
Please find recording for maths lesson 18.1.21 below
Please find recording for maths lesson 19.1.21 below
Maths Tuesday 19th January 2021
To count the sides and vertices of 2D shapes.
*To find the vertices and sides on your 2D shapes.
**To count and record the number of vertices and sides on your 2D shapes.
***To count and record in a table the number of sides and vertices on your 2D shapes.
****Present your findings in a table. Write stem sentences to explain your work.
e.g. A square has _____vertices and _____ sides.
Maths Wednesday 20th January 2021
To recognise 2D shapes in different patterns
*To go on a hunt around your house can you find a pattern? What 2d shapes make up that pattern?
** To go on a hunt around your house can you find different patterns? What 2d shapes make up that pattern?
*** To go on a hunt around your house can you find different patterns? What 2d shapes make up that pattern? To record your findings e.g. how many squares, triangles etc. you found.
**** To go on a hunt around your house can you find different patterns? What 2d shapes make up that pattern? To record your findings e.g. how many squares, triangles etc. you found. Can you create your own pattern using 2D shapes.
Please find recording for maths lesson 20.1.21 below
Maths Thursday 21st January 2021
To identify lines of symmetry
* Use the 2D shape mat and with your finger show an adult where a line of symmetry could be on each shape.
** Use the 2D shape mat to draw your shape (using a ruler and very carefully as if you don’t this may affect the symmetry) and find 1 line of symmetry on each shape
*** Use the 2D shape mat to draw your shape (using a ruler and very carefully as if you don’t this may affect the symmetry) and find as many lines of symmetry as you can on each shape
**** Have a go at the White Rose Line of Symmetry sheet. You can write the answers/draw them as best you can or print of the sheet if you have access to a printer.
Please find recording for Maths lesson 21.01.21 below...
Maths Friday 22nd January 2021
To sort 2D Shapes
*Sort shapes into 2 groups
** Create 2 groups with your own criteria. Sort shapes into the correct categories.
*** Sort shapes into a Venn diagram
**** Create a Venn diagram with your own criteria. Sort shapes into the correct categories
Please find recording for Maths lesson 22.01.21 below...
Phonics WB 18.1 21
This weeks sounds:
Phase 3: y z qu
Tricky words to read: he she
Tricky words to spell: to the
Below are some videos that might help with the learning of the new sounds
New sounds: ay ou ie ea
Tricky words to read and spell : oh their
Monday – Homophones introduction – see PowerPoint below
Homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.
The Greek words for same is homo.
The Greek words for sound is phone.
Tuesday – To use homophones in a sentence
- Pair pear
- See sea
- Son sun
- Blew blue
- Knight night
- Saw sore
- Quite quiet
Wednesday - adding the suffix -ly e.g. sad+ly = sadly
Look at power point below
Thursday – adding the suffix -ly
To write sentences with -ly suffix
Guided reading WB 18.1.21
History WB 18.1.21
This term we are learning all about explorers. In Year 1 and Year 2 we are going to be learning about an explorer called ‘David Livingstone’.
Can you do some research about ‘David Livingstone’. Below I have included a power point and some website link to help you with your research.
As many of you discovered last week in your research, Africa is a continent and made up of 54 countries. We are going to focus on Kenya.
Task- Do some research about Kenya.
Where is it in Africa? What is the weather like there? How many people live there? What animals might you see? What tourist attractions are there in Kenya? How does it compare to the UK?
You could make a fact file. You could use a word document to type your findings. You could draw pictures of Kenya.
Can you think of any questions for us to find out more?
Here are some links about Kenya
This week we are looking at sorting animals into groups of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles or amphibians. Read the sentences below, then you can write the titles 'mammal, bird, fish etc' onto a piece or paper and sort the animals into the correct headings (or you can print the sheets off if you have access to a printer.) You could then think about the animals in our Handa's surprise story and sort them into the correct category too!
Mammal – Mammals are animals that breathe air, grow hair or fur an fee on their mother’s milk as a baby.
Bird – Birds have a beak, two legs, feathers and wings.
Fish – Fish live and breathe under water. They have scaly skin, fins to help them swim and they breathe through gills.
Reptile – All reptiles breathe air. They have scales on their skin.
Amphibian – Amphibians live in the water as babies and on land as they grow older. They have smooth, slimy skin.
All content below is for the wc 11th January
Monday- Read the story. Re-tell the story to your adult. If you have toy animals it may help to re tell the story. You could print the attached pictures, or draw your own simple versions to help re-tell the story. Use the workbook from school to record your child’s work. You can send pictures via dojo message or ideally the portfolio section. Talking is really important when re telling stories and should be the focus before any writing takes place.
*match the animals to the fruit
** match the animals to the fruit and write the names of the animals/fruit
*** Write simple sentences eg The monkey took the banana.
**** Write detailed sentences eg The cheeky monkey grabbed the soft, ripe, yellow banana.
We have also set some related tasks on Purple Mash. You don’t have to do this in addition to these tasks, but as another option to complete the tasks.
Please see below for the English zoom lesson 11th Jan
Tuesday English Tasks
What is an adjective?
Think of adjectives to describe the fruit.
Do a taste test with fruit/veg that you have at home. How can you describe it?
*Use one adjective to describe a fruit.
**Find the adjectives in the text to describe the fruit. Copy/write them.
*** Describe the fruit using two adjectives.
**** Write detailed sentences using a variety of adjectives. Add your opinion. Eg which fruits do you like and why.
Please find below the English zoom lesson Tuesday 12th Jan
Wednesday English Tasks
Adjectives to describe the animals in the story.
Think of adjectives to describe the animals in the story (monkey, giraffe, ostrich, elephant, zebra, antelope, parrot and goat).
*Use one adjective to describe the animals (choose three animals).
** Use two adjectives to describe the animals (choose 3 animals).
*** Write simple sentences to describe the animals and the fruits. Eg The tall giraffe took the spiky pineapple.
**** Write detailed sentences using a variety of adjectives.
Please find below English zoom lesson 13th Jan
Thursday English tasks
To describe what you can see and what you can hear
Look at the picture can you think of adjectives to describe what you can see and hear e.g. In the distance I can see a large, bright green tree blowing in the wind.
*To describe three things, you can see and hear
**To use two adjectives to describe three things you can see and hear.
***To write a simple sentence to describe what you can see and hear e.g. I can see the bright yellow sun. I can hear a small bird tweeting in the tree.
****To write detailed sentences using a variety of different adjectives.
Friday English tasks
Today’s lesson is a consolidation of the weeks learning.
*To verbally say what is happening in the pictures
** To use adjectives to describe what is happening in the picture (describe the animal, what you can see, hear and what the fruit looks like)
***To write a simple sentence describing the animal, and fruit.
****To write detailed sentences e.g. The cheeky lion appeared from the long green grass and took the soft yellow banana. The cheeky lion quickly peeled the banana and in one swift gulp the banana was gone.
Please find below English lesson recording 14.1.21
Please find recording on Friday's lesson 15.1.21
This week we will be learning about 3D and 2D shapes.
Monday- There will be an introduction to 3D shapes in the zoom lesson at 11am. The children will do a shape hunt around the house and if you are on zoom we can look at what they found.
*Name simple 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, cylinder and sphere). Name the objects they have found.
**Name simple 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, cylinder and sphere). Find 3 shapes that are the same.
*** Match the name to the shape. (cut the label off the attached 3d pictures to match them up.) Find at least 3 of each shape. Eg cylinder- cup/toilet roll tube/tin.
****Record their shape hunt. There is a sheet attached, but if you can’t print all you need to do, is draw/write the name of the shape. Children to record using a tally system. What can they tell you about their findings? What did they find most of? What was harder to find? Why?
Please see below for the Maths zoom 11th Jan
Maths Tuesday Tasks
3d shapes vertices (the pointy bits)
*Find the vertices on your 3d shapes
**Count and record the number of vertices on your 3d shapes
*** Count and record in a table the number of vertices on your 3d shapes.
**** Present your findings in a table. Write stem sentences to explain your work.
Stem sentences- A cube has ____ vertices. A cuboid has ___ vertices. There are more vertices on a ________ than a ________.
Please find below the Maths zoom lesson for Tuesday 12th Jan.
Maths Wednesday Tasks
3d shapes- faces are the flat shapes you can see on the 3d shape
*Find the faces on your 3d shapes
**Count and record the number of faces on your 3d shapes
*** Count and record in a table the number of faces on your 3d shapes.
**** Present your findings in a table. (You could add onto yesterday’s table.) Write stem sentences to explain your work.
Stem sentences- A cube has ____ _____ faces. A cuboid has ___ square faces and __ rectangle faces.
Please find below Maths zoom lesson 13 Jan
Thursday Maths tasks
To find the number of edges a 3D shape has.
*To find the edges of a 3D shape
**To count and verbally say how many edges a 3D shape has
***To match the 3D shapes to its properties
****To match the 3D shapes to its properties.
‘3D shapes always have more edges than faces.’ Do you agree? Why?
‘A cube has 6 faces and 12 edges, so a square-based pyramid must have 5 faces and 10 edges. The number of edges is always double the number of faces.’
Do you agree?
Please find below maths zoom lesson 14th January
Today we have been sorting 3D shapes. We have been thinking of different ways that we could sort 3D shapes.
*To group 3D shapes depending if the can roll or not
**To physically group shapes depending on if the can roll and the number of vertices they have
***To sort the shapes depending upon their properties
****To sort shapes a number of ways. To create own thoughts on way shapes can be sorted.
Please find recording below 15.1.21 sorting 3D shapes
This term we are reading 'The Tear Thief'. Below is a presentation for WB 11th January.
Phase 3- Recap j v w x including s a t p I n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss (these are the phase 2 cards that are attached). If you can't print then you can write the sounds on individual bits of paper/card.
Tricky words to read: he she
Tricky words to spell: to the
You can watch this video to aid learning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUOiyFkVmDc
Phase 5- New sounds: oy (boy, annoy, employ) ir (girl, skirt, thirteen) ue (venue, statue, argue) aw (yawn, shawl, drawer)
Tricky words to read: oh their people
Lesson 1 - The or sound spelt a before l and ll - work you way through the PowerPoint and complete the tasks throughout
Lesson 2 - Soft c -
- Watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y38dsw2Edw
- Complete the sorting activity 'soft or hard c'
Lesson 3 - Adding the suffix -y
Lesson 4- Adding the suffix -y
Lesson 5 - consolidation
Lesson 1 Geography
Can you do some research about Africa and write 3 facts. Can you locate Africa on a map/globe? Can you discuss the similarities and differences between Africa and England. Create a table to compare.
Lesson 2 Science
Can you research an African animal and write 3 facts about that animal.
Lesson 3 Geography/Science
Can you find out:
- What the landscape is like in Africa (grasslands/desert/rain forest) and where they are on a map.
- What the climate is like
- About the seasons and how they are different to ours.
Lesson 4 Art
Can you look at the picture of African designs. Can you design your own pattern.