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Year 2 Home Learning during Lockdown

Welcome to the Home Learning page for Year 2. During the school closure you can expect daily maths, English and phonics tasks.  Some tasks will be pre-loaded for the week but you can expect daily tasks to be uploaded by 8:30am at the latest on the day they are needed (unless there are technical difficulties!). 

There will also be a range of tasks from other subject areas.  Children can choose what order they do these other tasks in.  We recommend doing two of these additional tasks each day. 

You can expect regular contact from members of staff during the school closure. This may be by email, Marvellous Me or by phone.  If the member of staff is calling from their own phone it will be a withheld number. 

Staff will check and respond to the year group email regularly and a member of staff will be available to respond directly between 1 and 2pm, Monday-Friday. 

Please email a photo of a piece of work your child has done each day to the year group email: year2@dovecote.school

We will now post a full week's work ready for you to access on Monday.  Maths,english and phonics work is at the beginning.  Remember to scroll down to find handwriting and the other subject areas. 

Good Morning!

Wednesday.mp4

Happy Wednesday from everyone in the year two team , we've done some research and today is National Chocolate Cake Day.  That's one to make us all smile!

We hope you enjoy our pirate fact of the day.    

Monday 25th January

Maths

Today we are recapping making equal groups and sharing.

Click on the image to start the lesson. 

Mon equal groups

Remember if you are finding it hard you do not need to do all of the worksheet questions.  You could just do one or two. You don't need to print them, you could just write your answers on a piece of paper.

Want something more challenging? : Try the extra true or false question.

mon true or false(1)

English

Today's task is to find out about medicine in the past. We can guarantee that you would not have wanted to get ill!

Start by opening the PDF to read the information and then solve the medicine match up.

Yo do not need to print the match up sheet, you can just write your answers and sentrences on a piece of paper.

There are two versions of the reading and match up sheets.  Choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

 

 

Mon medicine

Phonics

This week we aren't looking at new sounds but are going to be looking at contractions and learning what they are, how these words are formed and what punctuation is needed when writing them.

Today we are going to read some contraction words and learn about the apostrophe.

There is a choice of a powerpoint with audio or a pdf file to see the lesson. The follow up activity can be printed or answers just recorded on paper.

apostrophe Al

What will you read today?

Oxford Owl has a good choice of ebooks.  There are activities linked to the book and extra spelling and maths activities too.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home

Class login: year2dovecote

Password : Dovecote

f you would like to practise your blending skills, play the buried treasure game on phonicsplay. Start with phase 2 and work your way up. Their website is free to access during lockdown. 

Username: jan21

Password: home

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Please, click the SpellingPlay image to go to the website and enjoy some fun games.

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Tuesday 26th January

Maths

Today we are learning to make equal groups by sharing.

Click on the image to start the lesson.

Tues making equal groups

Remember if you are finding it hard you do not need to do all of the worksheet questions.  You could just do one or two. You could also try the My Maths lesson and homework instead.

You don't need to print the questions you could just write your answers on a piece of paper.

Want something more challenging? : Try the extra true or false question.

Tues true or false

English

Today's task is to find out about the weapons used on pirate sailing ships in the past. Open the PDF to read the information and then read and answer the question sheet.

Yo do not need to print the question sheet, you can just write your answers on a piece of paper.

There are two versions of the reading and question sheets.  Choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

tues weapons

Phonics

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Today we are going to learn more about how two words are used to make a contractionand how the apostrohe is used.

Again there is a choice of powerpoint slideshow with audio or a PDF document with the lesson and suggestions for activities that can be printed or copied on paper. 

What will you read today?

Oxford Owl has a good choice of ebooks.  There are activities linked to the book and extra spelling and maths activities too.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home

Class login: year2dovecote

Password : Dovecote

Capture(16)

If you would like to practise your blending skills, play the buried treasure game on phonicsplay. Start with phase 2 and work your way up. Their website is free to access during lockdown. 

Username: jan21

Password: home

phonics play(1)

Please, click the SpellingPlay image to go to the website and enjoy some fun games.

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Wednesday 27th January

Maths

Today we are recapping making equal groups and learning about grouping.

Click on the image below to watch the lesson. 

Wed grouping

Remember if you are finding it hard you do not need to do all of the worksheet questions.  You could just do one or two. You could also try the My Maths lesson and homework instead.

You don't need to print the questions you could just write your answers on a piece of paper.

Want something more challenging? : Try the extra true or false question.

We true or false

English

Today we are going to read non-fiction text to find out about sailing ships in the past.

After you have read the information and answered the questions we want you to use what you have found out to build your own ship model. ( scroll down to see an example.) 

There are two versions of the reading and question sheet, choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

Wed and Th ship

Phonics

Today we will look more at how contractions are made and rules that hasve to be followed.

Again choose the powerpoint or PDF for the lesson and also have a go at the different activities and games.

folding comtractions

What will you read today?

Oxford Owl has a good choice of ebooks.  There are activities linked to the book and extra spelling and maths activities too.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home

Class login: year2dovecote

Password : Dovecote

Capture(15)

If you would like to practise your blending skills, play the buried treasure game on phonicsplay. Start with phase 2 and work your way up. Their website is free to access during lockdown. 

Username: jan21

Password: home

PhonicsPlay(2)

Please, click the SpellingPlay image to go to the website and enjoy some fun games.

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Thursday 28th January

Maths

Today we are learning more about making equal groups by grouping. 

Click on the picture to start the lesson.

Thursday more grouping

Here are the worksheet questions. Remember we do not expect you to print. Draw or write your answers on paper and email us a photo.

If you are finding it hard you do not need to answer all the questions, just try the first one or two.

Want an extra challenge?

Thurs true or false(2)

English

Today we want you to use what you have learned about sailing ships to label a ship.

You can print off the sheet if you want to or draw and label your own ship on a piece of paper.

Challenge: Write some sentences to describe your ship.  Remember to use capital letters and full stops.  Try to make your sentences more interesting by using adjectives and conjunctions too. 

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Phonics

Today you get a chance to be the teacher and show what you know about using contractions in writing.

Choose the powerpoint or PDF and then have a go at the activities either on screen or printing them out,

pirate cruncher

What will you read today?

Oxford Owl has a good choice of ebooks.  There are activities linked to the book and extra spelling and maths activities too.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home

Class login: year2dovecote

Password : Dovecote

Capture(15)

If you would like to practise your blending skills, play the buried treasure game on phonicsplay. Start with phase 2 and work your way up. Their website is free to access during lockdown. 

Username: jan21

Password: home

PhonicsPlay(2)

Please, click the SpellingPlay image to go to the website and enjoy some fun games.

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Friday 29th January

Maths

Today's maths is a bit different.  We want you to join in with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Click on the picture for more information.

Fri bird

It would be great if you could sign up and submit your results to the RSPB but don't worry if you don't want to, just email your findings to us instead. 

All you need to do is watch the birds in your garden or from your balcony, for 1 hour, anytime between 29/1 and 31/1.  Count the birds that you see.  Ignore any birds that are still in flight.  To avoid double counting, just record the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time, not a running total.

Here is the maths part.  Choose how to record your data.  You could try a tally or a tens frame.

Fri 2Fri 1

Here are some of the resources from the RSPB but you do not need to use them, just record your findings on a piece of paper.  There is an online support to help you to identify the different species. Click on the image to see it.  You could try photographing the birds and then use the photo to help you to identify them.

Fri bird identification

English

Did you know that people in the past sometimes talked differently from the way we do today? 

Watch Horrible Histories to find out more!

Translating Pirate Talk _ Putrid Pirates _ Horrible Histories.mp4

We want you to pretend you are a pirate.  What would you say?  When we write what people are saying we use speech marks.  Click on the picture to find out about speech marks before you write your sentences.

fri speech marksFri sentence

Phonics

Today you get a chance to be the teacher and show what you know about using contractions in writing.

Choose the powerpoint or PDF and then have a go at the activities either on screen or printing them out,

pirate cruncher

What will you read today?

Oxford Owl has a good choice of ebooks.  There are activities linked to the book and extra spelling and maths activities too.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-pupils/pupil-home

Class login: year2dovecote

Password : Dovecote

Capture(15)

If you would like to practise your blending skills, play the buried treasure game on phonicsplay. Start with phase 2 and work your way up. Their website is free to access during lockdown. 

Username: jan21

Password: home

PhonicsPlay(2)

Please, click the SpellingPlay image to go to the website and enjoy some fun games.

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Handwriting : Week Beginning 25th January

This week we are learning a different letter pattern.

Remember you will need lined paper, if you haven't got any lined paper ask a grown up to draw some lines with a ruler on some plain paper.

Remember to sit correctly at a table as good posture will help your handwriting too. 

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The Letter n

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The letter m

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The letter h

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The letter b

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The letter k

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The letter p

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Other Subject Areas Week Beginning Monday 25th January

Art and Design

Use what you have learned in the English work on ships in the past to design and make your own pirate ship using junk from your home.

Miss Farrow has had a go and we think her model is fantastic! Can you make one too?  We'd love you to send us pictures of you and your models to add to our gallery page. 

Cooking/History

Make and taste your own hard tack biscuits. Find out more about pirate food by watching Horrible Histories.

hard tackHistorical Masterchef_ Pirate Food _ Putrid Pirates.mp4

Wellbeing

We are all feeling different emotions right now, some of which are hard to cope with.  Listen to the story about feelings, what is your Feelings Monster feeling like today?

The Color Monster, A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas _ Children's Books _ Storytime with Elena (1).mp4

P.E

Try supermovers just like we did in the classroom.

Can you dodge the jellyfish?

Click on the picture to start.

PE

Geography lesson 1

Find out about the world and the oceans.

Click on the picture to start the lesson.

Geog 1

Geography lesson 2

Where are the world's oceans?

Click on the picture to start the lesson.

Geog 2

Geography Fun

Play Pirate Bunnies World Adventures to practise what you have learned about the continents.

Click on the photo to start.

bunnies

Science lesson 1

Discover how and why we change materials.

Cickl on the picture to start the lesson.

science 1

Gardening/Art

Miss Farrow has been exploring different art activities and has made her own ice block sculpture for the garden.  Can you make one too?

ice sculpture

Music

Discover more about music.  Join in to learn about symbols can be used to represent sounds.

Click on the picture to start the lesson.

music

Don't Forget:

Spelling Shed

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Practise this week's spelling on Spelling Shed.

Contact us if you need your login.

My Maths

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Extra maths practise is available on My Maths. 

Contact us if you need your login.

Parent support with Phonics

We know that understanding how we teach phonics and what we mean by pure sounds is hard to master at home.

Oxford Owl has good supporting videos and information for parents which you may find helpful.

Click here to find out more.

 

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Story time

After all that hard work, why not relax and listen to Mrs Gill read a pirate themed story?

Tell us the title of your favourite stories. We may be able to read someof them over the next few weeks. 

Pirates love underpants.mp4

Mrs Charlton has also been busy reading for you at home. Here you'll find the story of Mog the forgetful cat. There are two parts; you could enjoy them over the weekend. 

Mog the forgetful cat part 1.mp4Mog the forgetful cat part 2.mp4

Here's another story from Mrs Charlton - Little Lumpty by Miko Imai.

Once you have listened to part 1 and 2, see if you can answer these questions.

Little Lumpty part 1.mp4Little Lumpty part 2.mp4

1. Which nursery rhyme does the story remind you of?

2. Was Little Lumpty right or wrong to climb the wall? Why do you think that?

3. Little Lumpty enjoyed himself when he reached the top of the wall, what happened that scared him?

4. How did Little Lumpty show he was brave?

5. Do you think Little Lumpty would climb the wall again? Why do you think that?

BBC programme timetable for Home Learning

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