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Happy Monday 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 Westerby 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.

Which is the most common colour?
Which is the least common colour?
How many more yellow sweets are there than purple sweets?
How many sweets are in the packet altogether?

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!

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..

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.

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 misswesterby@hillmortonprimaryschool.com and I can post your work on our class blog for your friends to see.

Have fun!


Race for a Rainbow

Today we completed one of the Wildlife Trusts #30DayWildChallenge.

On a piece of paper, we marked the different colours of the rainbow in a table. We went off around our school grounds with a camera to find something in nature that is the same colour as the first colour of the rainbow on the piece of paper. We took a photo or brought it back stick on our piece of paper (only if the object isn’t attached to the ground or alive). It was amazing what we could find and also got very competitive.

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Half Term

If things were ‘normal’, we would be breaking up for our ‘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 photos of any ‘half term fun’ you get up to at misswesterby@hillmortonprimaryschool.com.

Blog posts will return from 1st June so keep your eyes peeled!

Speak to you soon,
Miss Westerby xx

If you would like to continue with home learning in the meantime, here are Mrs Harrison’s Home Learning Overview and Task Board for Week 8.

Download the full document here:

Download the full document here:

2W’s Wonderful Work!

Thank you to everyone who has sent me photos of the amazing learning they have been doing at home. It’s so lovely to see your faces and know that you’re having fun at home.

Please email me any work you would like to share with your friends and I to misswesterby@hillmortonprimaryschool.com and look out for the next ‘wonderful work’ blog post.

Keep up the great work! You are all superstars!

Home Learning 20

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 Westerby 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.

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 for detail.

I’d love to see your creations so feel free to email me at misswesterby@hillmortonprimaryschool and I will make sure to upload your photos to our next ‘Wonderful Work’ blog post!

Now we just have time for a joke…

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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, email me any photos of your learning to misswesterby@hillmortonprimaryschool.com

Have a great day!
Miss Westerby 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 and 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

Now we just have time for a joke…

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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 Westerby 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

Activity 1

  1. Read the statements in the table below.
  2. Decide whether each statement is true or false.
  3. If you think the statement is true, put a tick in the true column (or point to it).
  4. If you think the statement is false, put a tick in the false column (or point to it).

Activity 2

Extenstion

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.

Click here to play Activity 2.

Now we just have time for a joke…

Week 7 – Home Learning Sheets and Task Board

In addition to the learning activities posted on our blog, here are Mrs Harrison’s Home Learning Sheet and Task Board for Week 7.

Feel free to give them a try if you fancy something different or an extra challenge! This week’s learning project is famous and significant people.

Download the full document below:

Download the full document below:

2W’s Wonderful Work!

Thank you to everyone who has emailed me photos of their wonderful work this week! I love seeing what you have been up to and have been very impressed with all the super learning I have seen!

If you would like to email me photos of you and your learning, please email me at: misswesterby@hillmortonprimaryschool.com and I will include it in our next ‘Wonderful Work’ blog post.

Keep up the great work everyone – you are all doing an amazing job!

Miss Westerby xx

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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 Westerby xx

Handwriting

For handwriting today please read the sentence out loud and then copy 3 times in your neatest handwriting. Think really carefully about how to join the letters together and the size and proportion of them.

Extension

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 paperclips to measure in non-standard units. Compare the length of the items you measured!

Science

Click on the BBC Bitesize link below to learn all about the parts of a plant.

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 to give you some inspiration. They involve sequencing different plant’s growth.

Now we just have time for a joke…