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Home learning activities will be updated everyday, Monday to Friday.  If you have any questions or you would like to show me the work you have completed please email me on lgibson@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing all the activities you have been doing. smiley

Class 2's work from home...

This is a selection of work from some of the children in Year 2.  I have loved seeing all the work that has been sent to me so far so keep it up!  

 

If you haven't sent me any work yet I would love to see what you have been doing and show it off on here.  

 

Send you work to my email address: lgibson@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk 

Here's some more fabulous work from children in our class.  

If you would like to show off some of the work you have been doing then make sure you email it to: lgibson@intakefarm.notts.sch.uk

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Don't forget to check Purple Mash for work that has been set on there.  If you have forgotten your login details email on the address above. 

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home

Friday 5th June

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

 

Maths: Week 6 - Challenges for Year 2. 

 

English: Curly caterpillar letters and the suffix ly. 

 

DT: Packaging. 

Pirate science investigations

Have a go at some of the fun pirate science experiments.  Don't forget we'd love to see pictures of how your experiments turn out! 

Thursday 4th June

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons

 

Maths: Odd and even numbers. 

 

English: Using exclamation marks. 

 

French: Greetings and numbers. 

Message in a bottle. 

Pretend to be a pirate and write your own message in a bottle.  You could write to a friend or family member or even another pirate.  Try to apply what you have learnt in your English BBC Bitesize lessons this week and use different types of sentences with different punctuation.  

Wednesday 3rd June

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Grouping. 

 

English: What are suffixes? 

 

Science: Habitats. 

Pirate Maths

Have a go at some of the pirate maths problems attached below.  

Tuesday 2nd June

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Sharing. 

 

EnglishWriting command sentences.  

 

Geography: Introduction to South America - Rio De Janeiro. 

Phonics

Use your awesome phonics knowledge to solve 'The Mystery of the Missing Treasure'.  

Spellings

Practice these common exception word spellings. Once you are confident spelling these words then write some sentences that includes these words and see if you can remember how to spell them correctly.  

door

floor

poor

child

children

wild

climb

most

only

old

Monday 1st June

Wow! I can't believe it's June already! I hope you have all had a relaxing half term and that you've been enjoying the glorious weather.  

 

BBC bitesize daily lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: The 10 times tables. 

 

English: Types of sentences. 

 

History: Who was Mohandas Gandhi? 

Pirate theme

Oo arh me hearties, this week's theme is pirates!

 

Have a go at making your own pirate hat (instructions attached below) and decorate it however you like.  

 

There is also a differentiated reading comprehension attached below.  The stars in the bottom left corner indicate which one you should be reading.  One star is for readers up to orange level.  Two stars is for readers on turquoise or purple level. Three stars is for readers on gold or white level.  

Friday 22nd May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Week 5 Challenges for Year 2.  

 

English: Bitesize Daily Book Club - 'Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies' by Pamela Butchart.  

 

Music: Make instrument from jam jars. 

Fairy Tale science

 

Have a go at the art based science activity attached below.  

Thursday 21st May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons -

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: The 5 times table

 

English: Writing the days of the week and using verbs. 

 

Computing: How games work? 

Fairy Tale Maths and Art

Create a block graph about the number of Fairy Tale characters you can see on the sheet.  

 

There are also some mindfulness colouring sheet if you fancy a bit of colouring.  You could also create your own drawing of your favourite Fairy Tale.  

Wednesday 20th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons -  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: The 2 times table. 

 

English: Using one-armed robot letters when describing. 

 

Science: Basic forces. 

Fairy Tale phonics.

Practice your phonics by playing 'Phonopoly' - a phonics based monopoly style game.  (All resources for this are attached below)  

 

Have fun while you practice your phonics - Enjoy! wink

Tuesday 19th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons- 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Describing arrays. 

 

English: Using co-ordinating conjunctions. 

 

Geography: Introduction to Oceania - Australia. 

Hansel and Gretel

Read the story of Hansel and Gretel (attached on the PowerPoint).  Pick one  of the characters from the story to write a character description about.  There are sheets attached below to help you.  

Monday 18th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Repeated addition and the multiplication symbol.  

 

English: Identifying and using homophones.  

 

History:  Who was Rosa Parks?  

Fairy Tale week

Our theme for this week is Fairy tales so to start the week attached below is the story of 'The Enormous Turnip' reading comprehension.  

 

This is differentiated so if there is one star at the bottom of the page then the reading is suitable for children up to orange reading level.  Two stars is suitable for children on turquoise and purple reading level.  Three stars is for children on gold and white reading levels.  

Friday 15th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Week 4 - Challenges for Year 2 

 

English: Bitesize Daily Book Club: 'Cake' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. 

 

Art and Design: Drawing and Painting

Circus Art

Create a clown mask - there are some pictures below to give you a few ideas.  The children who were in school at the beginning of the week had a go at this activity - look on the school Facebook page to see how their clown masks turned  out.

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Thursday 14th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Bonds to 100 (tens and ones) 

 

English: Using exclamation marks. 

 

DT: Simple designs.

Circus Science

Attached below is a science experiment to make a parachute out of a plastic bag.  

 

Don't forget to send us a picture of your plastic bag parachute in action!

Wednesday 13th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Subtracting 2 digit numbers. 

 

English: Forming zig zag letters correctly when writing sentences. 

 

Science: Animal groups. 

Circus poster

Create a poster to advertise a circus coming to town. Make sure you include a sentence or two to try and persuade people to come and see the show.  Attached below is a circus page border if you want to use it.  I look forward to seeing your posters! 

 

Tuesday 12th May 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Adding 2 digit numbers. 

 

English: Using conjunctions to join sentences.  

 

Geography: Introducing Asia.

Circus Maths

Attached below is a poster with ticket prices and times for the circus that has arrived in town.  Answer the questions about how much the tickets will  cost and how long the show will last.  

Monday 11th May

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: adding and subtracting two digit numbers and tens. 

 

English: Using phonics to develop vocabulary about exploring. 

 

History: Who was Dr Martin Luther King? 

Circus week

Our theme for this week is the circus.  Attached below are some 60 second reading comprehension activities.  The expectation by the end of Year 2 is to be able to demonstrate fluency in reading by being able to read 90+ words in one minute so the reading in this comprehension should be completed in 60 seconds.  (There is no time limit for answering questions so you can go back and re-read the text to help you answer the questions).  

Friday 8th May

As today is a bank holiday you may not want to do any school work which is absolutely fine but if you fancy trying a craft space activity there is one attached below.  There is also an animation for you to watch - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-s-1183-the-girl-who-went-to-space-animation

 

If you are doing something special to celebrate VE day then we would love to see photos of what you have been up to.  

 

Enjoy your bank holiday everyone! wink

Thursday 7th May 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers.  

 

English: Reading lesson - 'Cyril and Pat' by Emily Gravett. 

 

Computing: What is a computer code? 

Outer Space Maths

Complete the addition and subtraction questions.  Use the answers to place the astronaut on the correct planet.  

Wednesday 6th May 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Number facts. 

 

English: Forming long ladder letters.  

Reading comprehension

Today's reading comprehension is about planets and the solar system.  This activity is differentiated for different reading abilities which is indicated by the number of stars at the bottom of the page.  One star is for readers up to Orange level.  Two stars is for readers who are on Turquoise or Purple level.  Three stars is for readers who are on Gold or White level.  

Tuesday 5th May 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Comparing number sentences. 

 

English: Using commas in lists when writing statements.  

 

Geography: Introduction to Africa - Nigeria

Outer Space phonics:

Complete the phonics activities and follow the clues to solve the mystery....

Monday 4th May 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Part whole relationships and fact families.  

 

English: Developing vocabulary through phonics. 

 

History:  Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?  

 

Outer Space. 

The theme for this week is outer space.  Your first challenge is to find out about the planets in our solar system.  This song might help you with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrlgH97v94.  Create a picture of our solar system putting the planets in the correct order and try to show their different sizes and appearances.  Don't forget to label your planets.  

 

Friday 1st May 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1

 

Maths: Weekly challenge - problem solving.  

 

English: Reading - 'Funnybones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. 

 

Music: Body Percussion. 

Jungle Art work:  

Your challenge today is to create a mask of an animal you would find in the jungle.  You can make it out of any materials.  Please take a photo of your mask as we would love to see your creations.  You could even dress up as your chosen animal.  

 

The link below is to give you some ideas to help you with your creation.   

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/search/pins/?q=animal%20masks&rs=typed&term_meta[]=animal%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=masks%7Ctyped 

Thursday 30th April 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

English: Creating sentences with description. 

 

Maths: Working out how much change. 

 

RE: The Story of Passover.

Reading Comprehension: 

 

Keeping with our jungle theme this week, today's reading comprehension is all about Leopards.  

 

The reading comprehension is differentiated so if you are on a reading level from red to orange you need the sheet with 1 star at the bottom.  If you are a turquoise or purple reader then you need the sheet with 2 stars at the bottom.  Gold and white readers need the sheet with 3 stars at the bottom.  

Wednesday 29th April 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

 

Maths: Comparing amounts of money. 

 

English: Creating a mini beast fact file using joining words.  

 

Science: Introduction to materials.  

 

Attached below is some additional maths work - doubling and halving numbers.  

Tuesday 28th April 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-and-p3-lessons/1 

Maths: Using coins to make an amount of money.  (Extra worksheet attached below) 

 

English: Writing sentences using capital letters, full stops and joining words.  

 

Geography: Introduction to Europe - France.

 

The Jungle 

As a school we are going to have a theme for each week.  This week's theme is 'The Jungle'.  

 

Your first task is to research animals that live in jungles.  Pick a jungle animal that you can focus on and write a fact file about.  (Fact file sheets are attached below).  Have fun :) 

Monday 27th April 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons:

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

English: Forming letters correctly and using alliteration. 

 

Maths: Recognising coins. 

 

 

Phonics: Phonics this week is adding the suffixes 'less' and 'ly' to the end of root words.  Attached below is the PowerPoint presentation that introduces and explains the use of these suffixes and some activities to support learning them.  There is also a handwriting sheet so you can practise your cursive handwriting.  

 

Here's a youtube programme which might also be useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_6mfwXe3Bo

Friday 24th April 

BBC Bitesize Daily lessons: 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

History: 

This half term our topic is 'The Great Fire of London'.  

Your first task is to find out what is was like in London in 1666.  Find out about the sorts of jobs people did, the clothes they wore, the homes they lived in etc.  Then complete the tasks below.  

Thursday 23rd April 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

English: creating lists in sentences and writing command sentences. 

 

Maths: Showing numbers up to 100 in different ways. 

 

Music: Start singing. 

Additional activities: 

Attached below is a reading comprehension.  The questions are differentiated for different reading abilities. This is indicated by the star at the bottom of the question pages.  One star is for readers up to orange level.  2 stars is for readers from turquoise to purple levels and 3 stars id for readers on gold or white levels.  

 

There is also a number bond activity sheet to complete.  Learning number bonds by heart is very important so remember to keep practising them until you no longer have to use your fingers or work out the answer but until you know them by heart! There are some great interactive games to help you practice this. 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html 

Wednesday 22nd April 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons - 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

English: Using descriptive words.  watch the video clips and have a go at the activities.  If you want to do any extra activities there are some setting description sheets below.  Use some of the adjectives you are given and some of your own to describe one of the settings (writing in full sentences).  

Maths: Counting in tens and ones.  

Science: Day and night.  (An additional activity is attached below. You need to sort the different activities into groups - those activities you do during the day time and those that you do at night.) 

Tuesday 21st April 

Using the attachment below go to the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons page.  

 

English work today is using questions and question marks.  Follow the activities and additional activities and resources can be found below.  

 

Maths work today is counting in twos, threes, fives and tens.  

 

Phonics: 

Phonics this week is adding suffixes 'ment', 'ness' and 'ful' to the end of root words (real words that exist without these suffixes). Attached below is the PowerPoint that introduces and explains the use of these suffixes and some activities to you remember how to use them.  There is also some handwriting practice to complete.  

Monday 20th April

BBC Bitesize are providing free daily lessons in English, Maths and other core subjects.  (The link is attached below). 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1

 

Watch the video clips and then have a go at the activities.  I have also added some extra activities below - these are activities linked to what has been taught in the lessons.  

 

Don't forget, if you have any questions or you want to show us your work please remember to get in touch via email - my email address is at the top of the page.  

Extra activities linked to BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons. 

Easter Holiday activities

There are a range of Easter activities to complete from writing a newspaper article, sequencing the story, reading comprehension to maths activities.  Have fun and don't forget to show us some of the work you have completed.  Enjoy! smiley 

3.4.20

Play the maths games to practise your place value maths skills.  

2.4.20

In phonics this week we would have been learning the 'zh' sound spelt with a 's'. Read the the PowerPoint attached below and complete the phonics activities.  

1.4.20

Reading comprehension - read the article and answer the questions about what you have read.  (The reading comprehensions are differentiated.  The different ability levels are indicated by the number of stars at the bottom of the page.  One star is for readers up to orange level.  Two stars is for readers from turquoise and purple levels.  Three stars is for readers who are on gold or white levels.) 

31.3.20

Go on a plant and flower hunt around your garden (or if you go out for a walk for your daily exercise - at a safe distance from others).  Use the sheet to tick the plants and flowers you see.  If you spot any that aren't on the sheet then draw a picture of them.  Which is your favourite plant or flower? Why? 

 

 

30.3.20

Read through the slides attached all about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and complete one of the attched worksheets.  

Home learning

27.3.20

Practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as your number bonds to 10 and 20.  You need to be able to know them by heart not just counting on your fingers! Play 'Hit the Button' to help you practice. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

26.3.20

Research an Arctic animal.  Write a fact file or list of facts about the animal you have chosen.  

Look, cover, write check spellings

Homework

25.3.20

Practice spelling the first set of common exception words.  Then apply your spellings by using these words in sentences.  

 

 

24.3.20

3D shape spotting - what objects can you spot around your house that are 3D shapes.  Describe the features of these shapes using mathematical vocabulary such as edges, vertices and faces. 

 

23.3.20

Draw a picture of a plant and label the parts.  Describe what plants need to live.  

 

20.3.20

Create an A-Z of fruits and vegetables.  How many of these have you tried?  Which are your favourite? Which can be grown in this country?  What countries do the other fruit and vegetables come from?

Art Skills for Year 1/2

Welcome to Class 2

 

Hello and a very warm welcome to Class 2's news page.

 

The team in Year 2 this year consists of:

Mrs Gibson (Class Teacher Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Wilkinson (Class Teacher - Friday)

Mrs Nelson (1:1 TA - Monday to Wednesday)

Miss Stone (1:1 TA - Thursday)

Mrs Whitehead (1:1 TA - Friday)

Miss Eyley (Class TA - afternoons only)

 

 

Our PE days from the week beginning 4th November are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school.  This should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings and PE shoes. Please ensure that PE kits are all clearly named.

 

 

 

We want your child to progress quickly in reading. Please support your child by listening to them read daily for a short amount of time. Please record any comments in their reading diary. We love to read what you have been up to and reading at home with your child. Please remember that it doesn't have to be their reading book from school. ANY reading is good reading!!  If your child reads at least 3 times per week each week then at the end of the half term they will receive a reading award.  

 

Class 2 have already got off to a great start. We are looking forward to achieving lots this year and having fun! The door is always open, if you have ANY concerns please call in to see one of the year 2 team. We will do our upmost to support and deal with any concerns you may have.  We look forward to working with you and your child this year. Thank you smiley

 

Please find attached relevant curriculum topics and recent newsletters.

 

 

If you would like a paper copy of any of the information below please let us know and we will be happy to provide one free of charge.

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