Year 2 Home Learning – Term 3, Week 5 (w.b. 1.2.21)

Welcome to Year 2, Week 5 home learning!

This week is National Storytelling Week so we are celebrating storytelling and encouraging you to tell your own stories!

Listen to poet James Carter reading his picture book Once Upon a Star.

Click here to watch Miss Simmons reading a story.

Click here to watch Miss Fitzpatrick reading a story.

Click here to watch Mrs Grant reading a story.

Click here to watch Mrs Bishop reading a story.

You can have a look at the Reception and Year 1 blogs to see the other teachers reading stories too. 

You will receive an email with a YouTube message from your child’s class teacher outlining the learning for the week. Please click here to see Mrs Fricker’s assembly this for this week. 

Well done for all of your hard work so far! We are really enjoying seeing your wonderful work on Google Classroom. We are asking for three submissions as usual this week, plus a picture or video for Storytelling Week as an optional extra.

This week’s tasks:

Please click here to find all of the resources you will need for this week’s learning. There are links to specific folders and resources as you go through the blog. 

This week’s timetable (click on it to go to a printable and clickable version):

English

Your teacher may have directed you to look at some work around your child’s phonics and blending. We have suggested that this could be done instead of one of the planned English sessions rather than additionally. Your teacher will email you with further details.

The videos for parental guidance can be accessed below. They are useful videos to watch even if not directed to do so to get more of an idea of our phonics teaching.

Guidance video for Phonics
Guidance video for Blending

Daily reading for pleasure

Please continue to make reading with and to your child a key focus. Aim for 10-15 minutes of reading a day to support your child’s development of skills and to grow their love of reading. 

Click here to go to the Bug Club login page. 

Reading Task

As it is National Storytelling Week, choose one of your favourite stories that you have at home to retell. Follow the instructions below to help develop your storytelling skills:

  1. Read the story several times.
  2. Put the book away then say the main parts of the story aloud.
  3. Read the book again to check any parts you couldn’t remember.
  4. Pace around your home saying the story out loud.
  5. Take one last look at the book.
  6. Visualise some key moments from the story to help you add more detail.
  7. Make a cosy reading corner and tell your favourite story to a toy or a pet.

We would love to see a photo or video of your child reading or telling their favourite story to celebrate National Storytelling Week, so we have added an extra assignment on Google Classrooms this week.  

Spelling and Phonics

Below are the resources for daily Spelling or Phonics. If you have been directed by your class teacher, please use the daily phonics lessons below instead of the spelling sessions to best support your child. You will need some lined paper and a pencil for each of these lessons. 

Spelling

Click on the days below to take you to the lesson video.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Phonics

Click on the links below for each phonics lesson. You will need lined paper and a sharp pencil.

Monday: Today’s sound is ir like in girl. 

Tuesday: Today’s sound is ue like in blue

Wednesday: Today’s sound is aw like in saw.

Thursday: Today’s sound is wh like in whale.

Friday: Today’s sound is ph like in dolphin.

Handwriting/Spelling

Before you start handwriting, please make sure your child does some fine and gross motor warm up activities. Click the links for some ideas: video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4 (for this warm up you will need play dough).
Practise some of the spellings found here in your neatest handwriting. Try joining your handwriting and remember to check if a letter has to be tall or sit under the line. If your child is not yet joining digraphs, you can watch a video lesson here.

We have recently had some questions about the letters we join (and don’t join) in school. Please click here to find a handwriting sheet to show the letters we do join. If a letter is not featured on the sheet, then it does not join to the next letter. For example, when writing ‘toys’ you would join t to o to y, but not y to s. 

Writing 

In each task, refer to the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception words list:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/xvoo0EuJID0G5s3EWr3iBNrK4TowYI_Ehr7SIaW5UpLvb2y_cvRm9Uy-81dOGsGyUAVOfHzAITcO9DJzWqfVC8gnxLNYamK9b4Y1RkXm4fdHO7eRQ-TusBSmvMudSKOcd54nANnV

If your child miss-spells a Year 1 word, please ask them to edit it with a coloured pen (we use purple in school). If your child is confident with the Year 1 words, refer to the Year 2 list. You can also choose a spelling to focus on and write it on a post-it or bit of paper for them to refer to (try just a few at a time).

This week we will be retelling the story ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers.

The Way Back Home: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books

To help with your tasks keep reading the story and watching the animation

Task 1: Learning Objective:  Correctly sequence events in a story 

Create a story map of The Way Back Home or use a story mountain or story boxes sheet.

Watch the lesson video here.

Find the sheets here.

Extra Challenge: Innovate the story by changing the place the boy lands and the character he meets when drawing your story map.


Task 2: Learning Objective: Write the opening, problem and dilemma of a story.

Rewrite the opening, problem and dilemma of The Way Back Home.

Watch the lesson video here.

Reduced Challenge: Write a sentence to go with each picture from the story.

Extra Challenge: Innovate the story by changing the place the boy lands and the character he meets. Use your innovated story map from yesterday.

Task 3: Learning Objective: Write the resolution and ending of a story

Retell the resolution and ending of The Way Back Home.

Watch the lesson video here.

Reduced Challenge: Write a sentence to go with each picture from the story.

Maths

Daily fluency

Tasks 1 and 3 have a sheet of fluency questions with the resources. For Task 2, watch this fluency video.

On the other two days, continue to use Number Gym. Please continue playing ‘Bond Builder’ and carry on with the ‘Mental Maths Challenge’.

Please click here to see instructions for how to use NumberGym. If you have any issues, please contact your class teacher. 

Tasks

Click here to see all the resources for this week. Teaching videos are available for each of the three tasks but you can use the original PowerPoints if you prefer.

Flashback4 sheets are no longer available. You will find the Flashback4 at the beginning of each task Powerpoint or video, children can simply write down their answers as they would in school.

Task 1: Equivalence of ½ and 2/4 

Learning Objective: Understand the meaning of ‘equivalence’ and understand that ½ and 2/4 are equivalent fractions.

Try this fluency activity first.

Access the lesson video here (sorry it ends a little abruptly, do still have a go at the final reasoning activity). Children should complete the worksheet after the lesson. 

Reduced Challenge (instead of main worksheet): Equivalence Colouring

Extra Challenge (in addition to the main worksheet): Mastery Challenges

Task 2: Please submit your completed worksheet to Google Classroom.

Learning Objective: Find ¾.

Try this fluency video first.

Access the lesson video here. You will also need the White Rose Tutorial. Children should complete the worksheet after the lesson. 

Reduced Challenge (instead of main worksheet): Matching Cards

Extra Challenge (in addition to the main worksheet): Mastery Challenges

Task 3: Count in Fractions

Learning Objective: Practise counting up fractions, recognising when a whole number has been created.

Try this fluency activity first.

Access the lesson video here. Children should complete the worksheet after the lesson. 

Reduced Challenge (instead of main worksheet): Counting in Halves

Extra Challenge (in addition to the main worksheet): Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Design Technology

Learning Objective: to design and build a purposeful and functional rocket which can launch. 
Transform a bottle into a rocket | Sainsbury's

Lesson 1 Task: to design a rocket using household materials. 

Parents please think about the materials you have available at home or would like to start collecting. Please see the links on the PowerPoint slide for build ideas – only do what you can manage! 

Lesson 2 Task: to follow your design and build the rocket.

Click here to watch the video and here for the PowerPoint slides

R.E

Learning Objective: to begin to  understand that  Christians believe  that Jesus is God’s  son. To be able to recall a  story of one of  Jesus’ miracles. 

 Click here for the video and here for the lesson slides 

Wellbeing activities 

Monday – Connect: Listen to someone different read you a story (eg grandparent via phone)

Tuesday – Take notice: Think about your feelings. If you were the weather, what kind of weather would you be?…

Wednesday – Exercise:  Kids workout

Thursday – Keep learning: My Brave Book

Friday – Give: How could you Be a Rainbow and brighten someone’s day?

PE

Learning Objective: 1. Jump forwards, backwards and side to side fluently with minimal wobbling. 2. Practise jumping with half and quarter turns and experiment with 1 footed/2 footed take off and landing.

This week, we will continue to use the space theme to develop our jumping skills. You can access a brief introduction here. Click here to go to the Jasmine Login page.

Primary PE Lesson Plans | Jasmine
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