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Share your home learning!

I’ve been receiving lovely emails from you sharing photos of what you’ve been up to at home!
I thought this would be a fantastic way to share your home learning with the rest of the class.
Go ahead and attach your photos below, I look forward to seeing your learning!
Miss Power X

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Happy Monday morning everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely half term and spent lots of time in the sunshine eating ice creams, I know I did!
Speak soon
Miss Power XX

Handwriting- We are now in the month of June! Can you practice writing the months of the year? Remember they need to begin with a capital letter which remains separate to the rest of the letters.


Maths- Have a go at exploring how to collect and interpret data! We have previously in Year 2 explored tally charts, block diagrams and bar charts. Remember to identify and read scales carefully when interpreting the data and answering the questions below.
Extension- Can you collect and represent data at home? You could create tally charts about people in your household’s favourite foods, animals, colours and perhaps speak with other family members to gather more data. The data you collect can then be presented as a block diagram/pictogram. I’ve attached documents to support this below.

A Bar chart to show children’s favourite fruit:

A Pictogram to show the number of Class pets.
A pictogram is very similar to a block diagram however instead of plain coloured blocks they are replaced by images!
If a whole picture represents 2 children, then half a picture must equal 1 child!

Literacy– For Literacy this week we will be exploring the text ‘Beegu’ written by author Alexis Deacon. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the text at home as we will be posting images needed for activities on the blog and will reveal a link so you can listen to the whole text online at the end of the week.

Today we will be exploring the first page of the text today, have a look below and answer the questions verbally:
Look at the picture and read the words.
 What do you notice in the picture? 
What do you think has happened? 
Does the picture remind you of anything that you have seen before? 
What do you notice about the character in the picture?
What kind of character do you think she will be? Why? 
Where do you think Beegu was supposed to be? What do you think might happen next?

Activity: Read aloud the words on the page again, ‘Beegu was not supposed to be here. She was lost.’ Can you try to imagine the world where Beegu comes from?
What do you think it would look like? 
What would the sky look like?
What would the landscape be like? 
Do you think Beegu would blend into her environment or stand out as she does on Earth? Why? What might you see on her planet?
What might you hear?
What colours would there be?

Draw Beegu’s home using whatever you have to hand and whatever tools and materials you would like. Maybe other people in your family want to draw what they imagine too. Remember, everyone has their own ideas and imagines things their own way. This is a good thing!
Have a look at the images below for inspiration:


Once you have drawn your picture write some sentences about your planet using the guide questions above to help you. You can also drawn upon the five senses to inform your writing to (sight, smell, taste, sounds and touch)
Challenge: Can you use a range of punctuation (e.g. ! . , and ?) in your sentences?

I know you will have a fantastic imagination and create some unique and unusual planets so please email misspower@hillmortonprimaryschool.com or post some photos on the class padlet to share your creativity!
Have fun!



Half term

Can you believe it is the beginning of the ‘May Half Term’ holiday today? As it is half term, I won’t be posting on our class blog next week but feel free to email me and get in touch to let me know what you have been up to and/or post a photo on the class padlet!
Home Learning Blog posts will continue as normal from 1st June!

Speak to you soon and well done for your fantastic efforts over the past few weeks, I’m a very proud teacher!
Miss Power xx

If you would like to continue with home learning in the meantime, here are our school’s Home Learning Overview and Task Board for Week 8.
Please download the documents to take a look!
Or if you would like to explore a project/interest of your own please feel free 🙂


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Happy Friday!
I hope you enjoy today’s learning activities. I have only included a handwriting, maths and writing task today because I think you’ll enjoy the maths and writing tasks so much, they might take you a little while!

Don’t forget it is Friday after all so, if you work really hard this morning, I’m sure you’ll be able to squeeze in some golden time this afternoon!

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Power xx

Handwriting- Oh no! These orange super speller words have been spelt incorrectly!  The spelling mistakes in each sentences have been circled. Re-write each sentence in your neatest handwriting. Make sure you correct the misspelt word!

Maths



Extension

Writing-

For today’s writing activity we will be using lots of adjectives (describing words) and conjunctions (joining words) to write fabulous descriptions.

Click on the link below to follow the BBC Bitesize lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znbx6v4

The first thing I would like you to do is watch the video to refresh your memory of what an adjective is. (It is a bit of a silly video too! I bet it will make some of you giggle!)

You could make a list of all the adjectives you hear in the video and then use this for inspiration to think of your own adjectives.

After this, I would like you to watch this video to learn about allotments. Your challenge will be to see if you can talk for 40 seconds to someone at home describing an allotment using lots of adjectives and conjunctions. This will get you ‘warmed up’ and ready to write later.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmn6n39

For your writing challenge I would like you to draw and describe your own magical plant. You might want to draw, colour and label your plant first and then write at least 6 super sentences to describe your plant, using lots of adjectives and conjunctions( and or but) for detail.

I’d love to see your creations so feel free add them to the class padlet and I will comment back!

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Hi everyone! I hope you enjoy today’s home learning activities.
Remember I love to see what you are up to at home so if you would like to please upload your photos onto the class padlet!

Have a great day!
Miss Power xx

Handwriting– Oh no! These orange super speller words have been spelt incorrectly!  The spelling mistakes in each sentences have been circled. Re-write each sentence in your neatest handwriting. Make sure you correct the misspelt word!

Maths

Extension
How many 2 pence coins can you find at home?
How many 5 pence coins can you find at home?
How many 10 pence coins can you find at home?

Use your knowledge of skip counting to find the total amount (of each coin) to see how much you have to spend. Push yourself to write equations to show how many coins you have and the total amount of that coin.

SPaG (Spelling ,punctuation an grammar)-
For today’s SPaG activity we will be revisiting our knowledge of prefixes and suffixes.

Click on the link below to play a super SPaG game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

Click on the ‘Prefixes and suffixes’ game and follow the instructions carefully.
Push yourselves and choose the ‘Hard’ challenge where you will be asked to fill in the missing prefix or suffix.

Make sure you play the game more than once! Each time you play, new words are used.

Extension
Create your own list of words with the -ness, -full, -less suffix.
You could use the words from the game as inspiration if you would like to. Use these words to write your own super ‘suffix’ sentences.

History-Today we will be learning all about the life and achievements of Rosa Parks. She was a very important, brave and determined lady in history and today you will find out why!

Click on the link below and follow the BBC Bitesize lesson. There are videos to watch and 3 short activities to complete. I think you will find it very interesting!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdw26v4

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Good morning year 2!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Here are today’s learning activities – have fun!

Speak soon,
Miss Power xx

Handwriting- Oh no! These orange super speller words have been spelt incorrectly!  The spelling mistakes in each sentences have been circled. Re-write each sentence in your neatest handwriting. Make sure you correct the misspelt word!

Maths

Extension:Create your own shop! Choose items from around your house to ‘sell’ to your people at home. Create your own price tags for each item. Choose your pricing carefully as you must be able to write each amount correctly on the price tags. Have fun!

Reading- Here are two extracts from a book about a character called ‘Cake’. Read the extracts carefully and answer the questions below.

Click the link below to listen to the story being read aloud by performer Ashley Roberts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqr47h


Computing-In year 2, we use the laptops regularly to learn and practise new computing skills but have you ever wondered how computers work or what computer code is?

Click the link below to watch some videos to learn about computer code.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjy382

Once you have finished learning about computer code, make sure you try these activities.

Click here to play Activity 1.

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Good morning everyone! It’s Friday already- can you believe it? Another week has passed!
I hope you like completing today’s activities and you have a fantastic weekend.
Miss Power xx

Handwriting– For handwriting today please read the sentence out loud and then copy in your neatest handwriting- think really carefully about how to join the letters together and the size and proportion of them.
Extension- Consider is this sentence a statement (simply telling information usually ending with a .)
question,exclamation(a sudden cry or remark expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain usually ending with an !) or command (an order telling someone to do something).

Can you explain why there is an apostrophe in ‘dog’s’ ?

Maths-In Year 2 we have explored how we can use ‘cm’ as a standard unit of measure.
We have also explored before how 100cm is equal to 1 metre.
Complete the ‘ordering lengths’ activities below which focuses on cm as the unit of measure.
Remember to focus on measuring to the nearest cm if it is not exactly on a number.
Extension- Can you measure objects in your house?
You can use a ruler to measure in standard units, or you can use your hand, foot or paperclip to measure in non-standard units. Compare the length of the items you measured!

Science- Follow the BBC Bitesize link below to focus on parts of a plant!

I’ve been spending plenty of time in my garden since staying at home and needed to refresh my memory on what different parts of plants are called! Have a look at the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrh8wty

There are videos to watch and activities including a quiz and creating a diagram activity to consolidate your understanding of what the parts of a plant are called!

Extension- Can you research a flower/plant online and grow your own recording its progress in a diary?
Or from the research create a guide for gardeners on how to grow and care for their plants.

I’ve attached some documents below which involve sequencing different plant’s growth,
take a look below!


Create a National Book Token

You could win a £10 National Book Token for you and each of your class

Create a fabulous National Book Token design while you’re learning from home, and you could return to school with National Book Tokens for all! Whether it’s our school logo doodled in ink, a pencil drawing of the entire class, or something completely different, a child’s design will be chosen to put on a National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks.

When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10 National Book Token – emblazoned with the winning artwork – to inspire them to choose their next favourite book from their local bookshop.

Why not have a go? Click here for the template and more information >>National Book Token Competition



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Good morning all!
I hope you have been having a good week and you’re ready for today’s activities, enjoy!
Miss Power X

Handwriting– For handwriting today please read the sentence out loud and then copy in your neatest handwriting- think really carefully about how to join the letters together and the size and proportion of them.
Extension- Consider is this sentence a statement (simply telling information usually ending with a .)
question,exclamation(a sudden cry or remark expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain usually ending with an !) or command (an order telling someone to do something).

Can you identify the adjective in this sentence? Remember an adjective describes a noun.

Maths-Reading and writing numbers! Numbers can be written in numerals and in words. Complete these activities below which involving reading and writing numbers in both forms.
Extension: Can you play hangman with a member of your family to practice spelling numbers to 100 as words?

Reading- Have a go at a pirate themed ’60 second read’.
Read the text carefully to answer the questions, remember to retrieve the answers using the text to help you!

Writing task- Download the ‘WANTED’ poster link below to create your own pirate poster!
Remember the purpose of a ‘wanted’ poster is to encourage people to look for somebody. In the space at the top can you draw and design your own fierce pirate? Using the lines below you then need to describe the pirate’s appearance and characteristics in full sentences using descriptive language.
Can you use an online thesaurus to find some exciting vocabulary? e.g. instead of ‘big’- you could use the exciting word ‘colossal’

https://www.thesaurus.com/

I’d love to see photos of your pirate descriptions on the Padlet!
X

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Good morning everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend celebrating VE day – I’m still full from all the tasty treats I ate whilst listening to music in the street with my neighbours!
Enjoy today’s activities
Miss Power XX

Handwriting– For handwriting today please read the sentence out loud and then copy in your neatest handwriting- think really carefully about how to join the letters together and the size and proportion of them.
Extension- Consider is this sentence a statement (simply telling information usually ending with a .)
question,  exclamation(a sudden cry or remark expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain usually ending with an !) or command (an order telling someone to do something).

Can you think how to include an expanded noun phrase? (two adjectives in front of a noun)  in this sentence to describe the fox or rabbit? E.g. The orange fierce fox,  the scared white rabbit.

Maths- Have a go at the maths mat- there is some addition, subtraction, multiplication and dividing themed questions here!
Think about what strategies you can use to solve the different questions.
You may want to draw part-whole models or draw picture representations!
Extension– Can you practice skip counting in 2s,5s and 10s? You can roll/throw a ball whilst skip counting.


Geography– In year 2 we know world is split into 7 continents (clusters of countries) and that we live in the continent Europe. Let’s explore the country France today which is another country within Europe.
Follow the link below:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk4j7nb

There are interactive videos and activities to have a go at!
Extension: Can you explore France further by
tasting French foods and/or following a recipe?
https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/french-omelette-recipe/7xryozev?r=collection/frenchrecipes&c=rw93fi8a/French%20recipes
https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/easy-chocolate-mousse-recipe/zskj37qo?r=collection/frenchrecipes&c=rw93fi8a/French%20recipes
https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/3-ingredient-nutella-croissants-recipe/ec7v9lex?r=collection/frenchrecipes&c=rw93fi8a/French%20recipes

Can you learn some French words and sing familiar rhymes in French?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyHIcOX4FaE&list=PLjHgrj6tC7AYARa0e-9TWMEsObbiLBf5_&index=6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUMNUKlpJVk




VE day!

Good Morning Year 2,
Did you know it is a special day tomorrow? …It’s VE day which stands for ‘Victory in Europe Day’.

VE Day is a public holiday and day of celebration to mark the defeat of Germany by the Allied forces in Second World War. What better way to celebrate VE Day than making scones, cakes, biscuits, drinking tea, making bunting and celebrating such an important day. Below is the link to a power point for you to learn a bit more about VE Day, I have also attached some colouring pages and bunting to put up around the house or in your windows. There is also some recipes for making cakes, biscuits etc, a wordsearch and a template of a spitfire plane to fold and fly!

Have you considered researching or speaking to an older relative to find out about their experiences of VE Day and what happened 75 years ago? It would be fascinating to hear someone’s memories of this very significant day!

I’d love to see your photos of you and your family celebrating, send them through to my e-mail address or the class blog on Padlet. To remind you of my e-mail it’s: misspower@hillmortonprimaryschool.com

Stay safe and enjoy celebrating VE Day tomorrow!
Our next usual ‘home learning’ style blog post will be posted on Monday. 🙂

Miss Power XX

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4788-ve-day-powerpoint