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This page has been set up to support home learning for Year 2 pupils whilst the school is closed due to the Coronavirus.  Each week, a Home Learning Overview will be uploaded by 8am Monday morning for parents/carers to access, along with additional resources and web-based links for pupils to explore.  Should you have any questions or wish to request a login and password reminder for online resources, please contact the Year 2 team via email using this email address: year2@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk.  One of our Year 2 team will check the inbox on a daily basis and get back to you as soon as possible.  Please note that we are setting home learning activities to support routine and education, however we do not expect parents/carers to teach new concepts and we understand that many of you are trying to work from home too.  At the very least, pupils should be encouraged to read every day and practise arithmetic skills.  We urge families to follow Government guidance and to stay safe.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Your child’s school has started using School Jam! School Jam is an app for you to download on your phone. Your child’s teacher will send quick, fun maths activities for you to do at home with your child. All the activities are linked to what your child is doing at school. Play digital games together, and challenge each other at practical activities! Watch short maths help videos revealing how your child is learning maths at school!

If you are already using the School Jam app, you don’t need to do anything. Your child’s teacher will send activities when they are ready to complete.

Next steps:

  • Download the free School Jam app from the App Store or Google Play
  • Register by creating a Pearson account
  • Please email year2@southwood.bardaglea.org.uk for your unique app code (these will also be sent out to you in the post next week)
  • Your code is valid until 24 Mar 2021

 

English

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13/07/20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

Text: Grandma Bird – Benji Davies

Focus: Summarising

 

Read the story again, think about the main events in the story and the order that they are in.

Look at the story wheel: there are 6 sections in the story wheel – each one needs to be an event from the book. Think carefully about the events in the story and put the main 6 into the story wheel.

 

In the middle of the story wheel – write what you think the story is mainly about. Does it have a theme? Does it have a moral? Is there anything that can be learnt from the story?

 

 

Take a photo your work and share them with us using the email address at the top of the page.  

Activity 1:

Read a book from Bug Club or from the  Oxford Owl Website

 

 

Activity 2: The Sun and the Stars

Click on the link and read the text below:

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-n1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Discuss the key vocabulary (surface, amount, core, glowing, dangerous, tiny, causes, glowing)

 

Draw a picture for each word to help you remember the meaning.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Authors Intent – choice or language

 

Big ideas or themes in books are developed through the use of language, images and the development of the story.

 

Look at the statement cards: think about each one and discuss your thoughts and opinions about each one.

  • You can only be friends with people your own age.
  • Family members can’t be friends.
  • You can be friends with people who like different things to the things that you like.
  • If you have lots of friends, you are never lonely.
  • Being along doesn’t mean you are lonely.

 

Pick one of the statements and write down your findings. Think about using justification (by using the word ‘because’) and using ideas from the text to support your ideas.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 1 and 2, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the first person (e.g. I).

 

Don’t’ forget to share your ideas with us by emailing the email address above.  

Activity 1:

Read a book from Bug Club or from the  Oxford Owl Website

 

Activity 2: The Sun and the Stars

Click on the link below and re-read the text.

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-n1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Complete activities A & B.

Wednesday

Text: Grandma Bird

Author intent / use of vocabulary

 

There is a poem written on the title page of the book – sometimes readers are so excited to read the story they don’t spend time exploring the front cover and title pages.

 

The poem reads:
Rock to rock,

Eye to eye,

Side by side,

You and I.

Skimming blue,

Low and high,

I, the sea,

You, the sky.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • Why might Benji Davies have chosen to write this poem at the beginning of the book?
  • Who is the ‘you’ and ‘I’ referred to in the poem?
  • How does the poem fit with the story?

 

Have you heard of the word ‘skimming’ before? Have you heard it in relation to milk or throwing stones across water?

 

Thinking about the poem and the story of Grandma Bird, illustrate the poem to show its meaning.

 

Don’t forget to share your illustrations with us by email or via Class Dojo.

Activity 1:

Read a book from Bug Club or from the Oxford Owl Website

 

 

Activity 2: The Sun and the Stars

Click on the link below and re-read the text.

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-n1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Complete activities C and the multiple choice questions.

Thursday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing as a character – postcard

 

Think about the activities that Noi has been doing whilst he has been on the island with Grandma Bird.

 

At the beginning of the story Noi’s Dad left him on the island and then went back home.

 

Think about the following questions:

  • What did Noi enjoy the most about being with Grandma Bird?
  • What did Noi enjoy the least about being with Grandma Bird?
  • Would Noi tell his Dad everything? Why do you think this?

 

Today you are going to write two post cards to Noi’s Dad. One is from the point when Grandma Bird is making Seaweed soup and the other is from the point where Grandma Bird and Noi are feeding the birds.

 

Write two separate postcards – think carefully about how Noi is feeling at each part of the story and what he would tell Dad.

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 1 and 2, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the first person (e.g. I), expanded noun phrases and a range of sentence starters to make the writing more interesting.

 

If you get time, you could draw a picture on the front of the post card to show Dad what has been happening.

 

Share these with us by emailing them to use or sending them via Class Dojo.

Activity 1:

Read a book from Bug Club or from the  Oxford Owl Website

 

Activity 2: The Sun and the Stars

Click on the link below and re-read the text.

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-n1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Complete the ‘Definitions’ section and the extended question 1.

Friday

Text: Grandma Bird

Writing focus: informative writing

 

Read through Grandma Bird again and look for the different ways in which Grandma Bird and Noi look after the birds.

 

Think about the following:

  • When the bird lands in the cave, what does Noi do? 
  • How does Noi go to the bird
  • How does Noi pick the bird up? 
  • What do the birds eat
  • What is it like inside the room?

 

Read through the following link that tells you how to care for birds in the garden.

https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/inthewild/

feedinggardenbirds/birdfeedingguide

 

Have a go at writing an information fact file about helping birds (you can use the template or create your own).

 

Remember to use capital letters to start a sentence, full stops to end a sentence, correct spelling for CEW for Year 1 and 2, a range of sentence starters, a range of conjunctives (e.g. and, because, but, so, if, when, etc.), correct letter formation with some joins, use of the third person (e.g. you), expanded noun phrases and a range of sentence starters to make the writing more interesting. Remember to also write in the present tense not the past.

 

Share your fact files with us by emailing them to use or via Class Dojo.

Activity 1:

Read a book from Bug Club or from the  Oxford Owl Website

 

 

Activity 2: The Sun and the Stars

Click on the link below and re-read the text.

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-n1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Complete extended questions 2 & 3 and check your answers with an adult.

Maths

Summer 2 - Week 7 

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Lesson 1: Measure mass in grams (g)

 

Click on the link below and click on ‘Summer term week 9’

 

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activities.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-1-Measure-mass-in-grams.pdf

 

 

Think about the following:

How do we know when the masses of 2 objects are equal?

How do we know if an object is heavier than another one?

Is there an efficient way to see the difference in mass of 2 objects?

When solving mass maths problem you might need to use your knowledge of your times tables as well as bar models.

 

Activity 1:

 

Click on the link below:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcdrsk7

 

Read through the information and have a go at activity 1 and 2.

 

Activity 2:

 

Click on the link below:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcdrsk7

 

Try the quiz!

Tuesday

 

Lesson 2: Measure mass in kilograms (kg)

 

Click on the link below and click on ‘Summer term week 9’

 

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activities.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-2-Measure-mass-in-kilograms.pdf

 

 

Think about the following:

Can you look at items and see which one is heavier?

When drawing the arrow on a scale make sure that it is a straight line that goes from the middle if the scale all the way to the edge of the scale.

 

Activity 1:

 

Click on the link below:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3qk3j6

 

Read the text and have a go at activity 1 and 2.

 

Activity 2:

 

Click on the link below and have a go at Activity 3: Karate Cats maths game.

Wednesday

 

Lesson 3: Compare Volume

Click on the link below and click on ‘Summer term week 9’

 

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activities.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-3-Compare-volume.pdf

 

 

Think about the following:

 

You can use a full bottle of liquid to discuss the volume in of other liquids in the same bottles, using the vocabulary ‘more’ or ‘less’.

Do you have to measure the volume of liquid all the time to see which item can hold greater volume?

 

Activity 1:

Click on the link below:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4bp4j

 

Watch the video and have a go at activities 1 and 2.

 

Activity 2:

Click on the link below and have a go at activity 3: The ‘Karate Cats maths game’.

Thursday

 

Lesson 4: Millilitres  (ml)

Click on the link below and click on ‘Summer term week 9’

 

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

 

Watch the video and complete the activities.

 

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-4-Milliltres.pdf

 

Think about the following:

 

When measuring liquid, you have to look where the liquid stops.

 

Not all jugs have all the numbers written on it so sometimes you may need to find out the missing numbers to measure the volume of liquid.

Don’t forget we are always looking for the most accurate and efficient ways of solving problems.

 

Activity 1:

 

Click on the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmn6wnb

 

Read through the PowerPoint’s and then have a go at activity 1 and 2.

 

Activity 2:

 

Click on the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmn6wnb

 

Have a go at activity 3 and solve the measuring problems.

 

Friday

 

Lesson 5: Maths Challenge

 

Click on the link below and click on ‘Summer term week 9’

 

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

 

Have a go at the Family Challenge. Check your answers with an adult.  Download the certificate to celebrate your achievements.

 

Activity 1:

 

Click on the link below and have a go at the measurement games. Test your knowledge!

 

https://www.splashlearn.com/measurement-games-for-3rd-graders

 

Spelling and Grammar

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C 13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

Monday

 

Activity 1:

Year 1 & 2 spelling words – Learn these 10 words (would, who, whole, any, many, clothes, busy, people, water, again) using Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check and test yourself.

 

Activity 2: Co-ordinating conjunctions.

Click on the link and watch the video and compete the quiz.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS5H9dm_pxE

 

Can you write your own sentences using the following coordinating conjunctions?

 (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So)

 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/course_lists.cfm

Tuesday

 

Activity 1:

Revise the 10 words from yesterday and write sentences using words 1-5 (would, who, whole, any, many)

 

Activity 2: Co-ordinating conjunctions.

Click on the link and watch the video and compete the quiz.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS5H9dm_pxE

 

Have a look at the following co-ordinating conjunctions worksheets and pick a worksheet to complete. Why not challenge yourself?

 

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/35/f4/t-l-5651-coordinating-

conjunctions-differentiated-activity-sheet-pack-_ver_3.pdf?__token__=exp=1594123437~acl=%2Fresource%2F35%

2Ff4%2Ft-l-5651-coordinating-conjunctions-differentiated-

activity-sheet-pack-_ver_3.pdf%2A~hmac=536bd4d3353905987eb509d3db4c29ad0ee

15868a285ae1dc9067c24576176eb

 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/course_lists.cfm

Wednesday

 

Activity 1:

Revise the 10 words and write sentences using words 6-10 (clothes, busy, people, water, again)

 

Activity 2: Modal verbs

Click on the link and watch the video below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=5bREQcdMYBA&feature=emb_logo

 

Complete the modal verbs practice sheet. Choose either worksheet 1 or 2 and then have a go at worksheet 3.

https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/47/e8/T2-E-2105-Complete-the-Sentences-with-Modal-Verbs-Differentiated-Activity-Sheets_ver_4.pdf?__token__=exp=1594123994~acl=%2Fresource%2F47%2Fe8%2FT2-E-2105-Complete-the-Sentences-with-Modal-Verbs-Differentiated-Activity-Sheets_ver_4.pdf%2A~hmac=

 

 

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/course_lists.cfm

Thursday

 

Activity 1:

Test yourselves with an adult. Can you spell all the words as well as write/say sentences using the words correctly?

 

Activity 2: Modal verbs

 

Click on the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the quiz

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znd26v4

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/course_lists.cfm

Friday

 

Activity 1:

Can you write a short story using all 10 words? Underline the words as you use them and check them at the end to make sure they are spelt correctly.

 

Activity 2:

Can you use modal verbs and co-ordinating conjunctions to persuade people to wash their hands often and wear facemasks. You might want to present your work as a poster? Or a leaflet? Or even a letter?

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/course_lists.cfm

PSHE Week

Summer 2 - Week 7

 

W/C  13.7.20

Core Activity

Additional Activity

 

 

Southwood’s Book of Hopes: Our Lockdown Stories

 

For our PSHE Week, we would like the children to share their Lockdown experiences, real or otherwise so that they could become a part of our book of hopes. The aim of the Southwood Book of Hopes is to encourage our children to not only be creative with their writing but to also share their thoughts, feelings and experiences during the Lockdown. They can either make up stories or write their own experiences. The book of hopes will include all the amazing work created by the children as an inspiration for children in the future to feel inspired by their stories. They can choose to write a short story, poem, story through Art, jokes, heroic tales or draw pictures using the following:

 

Key Headings:

Non-Fiction: True Stories

Fiction: Lockdown Creativity

 

Sub-Headings:

Kindness

Nature

Animals

Family

Adventure

Fun

 

The idea is for them to have great FUN whilst doing it, it can be as simple as a painting or drawing or as complex as a short story or poem. 

Parents, please can you send in your children’s work to their class teachers so that they could be included in our book of hopes. The link below is an example of the Book of Hopes that have some amazing stories for the children to read and to support their writing.

 

 https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tf-or-3-the-cautious-caterpillar-spreading-my-wings-from-year-2-to-year-3-transition-activity-booklet

 

 

 

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