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Hi Everyone!

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I just wanted to check in and say hi to you all!  I am back at school now working every day in my 'pod' with Year 1 children.  This means Mrs Stokes is doing your home learning and what a great job she is doing.  I am missing you even more now though as it means I don't even chat to you on here!  Please, please send me emails of your work, or what you have been up to as I can still look at that.  I hope you had a lovely half term.  What has happened to the sunshine?  Let's all do a sun dance and see if we can bring the summer back!  Keep trying hard with your learning.

Take Care,

Miss Reid x

Friday 10th July 2020

Happy Friday Year 2! Well done you made it through another week of home learning and only one week left to go! You have the weekend to look forward to now and make sure you have fun and relax! I have my brother coming over to put up a new fence in my garden so, I reckon I will spend the weekend playing with Alice and Bobby and making Mr Stokes and my brother lots of teas and snacks!! It is meant to be hot, I think so hopefully they will be able to get it all finished quite quick, as my rabbit will have to stay in this weekend while they take the fence down and he won’t like that as he normally likes to hop about the garden all day long! Hope you have something lovely planned and enjoy your weekend! I will speak to you on Monday for our last week of home learning!!

Here is your home learning for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.
  2. Maths Task 2- Continue with Mr Long’s challenge, last day to get those valuable points!!

**TT Rockstars - Whole School Competition**
The LMPS Times Tables competition begins at 9am on Monday 29th. All classes from Year 2 - Year 6 have been entered. Which class will win? The reigning champions are Skylark. How many points will you contribute to your class? Log-in to TT RockStars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student) and complete as many sessions as you can. The tournament runs until 12.30pm on Friday 10th July. Good luck!

3. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths week 11. All the attachments you will need for the week will be attached at the bottom of the page for you to access.

  • Please go to: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 11 w/c  6th July
  • Monday- Lesson 1: Litres.
  • Tuesday Lesson 2: Temperature.
  • Wednesday- Lesson 3: O’clock and half past.
  • Thursday- Lesson 4: Quarter to and past
  • Friday- Maths Challenge (No sheet to download, access this via the website above, week 11)

**Remember to watch the video first then download the activity sheet from the bottom of this page, then check your answers as usual from the answer sheet at the bottom of this page.**

4. English Task 1 – Please complete your test on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Good luck!!

5. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To write a diary entry.

Success Criteria:

  • Write in the past tense.
  • Include verbs in the progressive form of the past tense.
  • Write in full sentences.
  • Join ideas using conjunctions.

Task:

Today I would like you to start by reading and enjoying Diary of a Kangaroo.  Who causes more trouble – the wombat in Diary of a Wombat or the kangaroo here?

Now read ‘Studying the Diary of a Kangaroo’ below and identify features of recounts.  Look for examples of Wombat’s conjunctions being used to link ideas in sentences.

Make a ‘Mini Writing Book’ to write your animal diary entry from the plan you produced yesterday. Make sure you use the layout and language features of a diary.  Keep your writing in the past tense. Try to include verbs in the progressive form of the past tense. Write in full sentences and use conjunctions to link ideas. If you have time, why not write the next day’s diary entry as well? What trouble will your creature cause then?

**Extra**

You can add pictures to your story and read it aloud to your family. Are your family glad they don’t have your animal living nearby?

**Extra Art Activity**

As you know, I have been growing sunflowers during my time at home but, I have realised that they probably won’t flower before we finish for the summer holidays so I won’t be able to post a picture! So I thought as sunflowers remind me of summer that you could make your own sunflower! I have found a ‘fork painting sunflower’ and attached it to the bottom of the page. Don’t worry if you don’t have paint at home you could make a sunflower in another way like drawing one and colouring it or even collaging one! I have included some pictures to inspire you!

     

 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Hello Year 2! Hope you had a great day yesterday, it was a bit drizzly wasn’t it? I finished my blanket! I am very pleased with it as I have never made a blanket using that type of crochet before and I had to learn how to make a border for it too! I have posted a picture for you all to see, it isn’t very big but it is made from really thick wool so it will be nice and warm! Now I am going to make something else I just need to find a pattern that is simple enough for me to follow as I am only a beginner! Hope you enjoy your day today and make sure you have some fun as well as doing your home learning!!

Here is your home learning for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.
  2. Maths Task 2- Continue with Mr Long’s challenge, only a two days left!!

**TT Rockstars - Whole School Competition**
The LMPS Times Tables competition begins at 9am on Monday 29th. All classes from Year 2 - Year 6 have been entered. Which class will win? The reigning champions are Skylark. How many points will you contribute to your class? Log-in to TT RockStars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student) and complete as many sessions as you can. The tournament runs until 12.30pm on Friday 10th July. Good luck!

3. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths week 11. All the attachments you will need for the week will be attached at the bottom of the page for you to access.

  • Please go to: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 11 w/c  6th July
  • Monday- Lesson 1: Litres.
  • Tuesday Lesson 2: Temperature.
  • Wednesday- Lesson 3: O’clock and half past.
  • Thursday- Lesson 4: Quarter to and past
  • Friday- Maths Challenge (No sheet to download, access this via the website above, week 11)

**Remember to watch the video first then download the activity sheet from the bottom of this page, then check your answers as usual from the answer sheet at the bottom of this page.**

4. English Task 1 – Please complete 15 minutes practise on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/.

5. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To plan a diary entry.

Success Criteria:

  • Choose an animal.
  • Choose a day of the week.
  • Think of three things that your animal will do to cause trouble for the family.

Task:

Today I would like you to go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0esdaXtf0Yo&t=334s and listen to a different reading of Diary of a Wombat. Which reading of the story did you like most? Give reasons as to why you prefer your choice.

Then read the set of conjunctions below. Now read the pairs of sentences on ‘Wombat’s Busy Day’. Rewrite each pair of sentences as one full sentence with a conjunction linking the two parts. There are some possible answers attached at the bottom of the page.

Tomorrow, you are going to write the diary entry of an animal who causes all sorts of trouble for a family. Today you will plan your story. First you need to decide which animal will feature in your story and record this on your plan. Then decide which day of the week your diary entry will be for. Have fun thinking of the three things your animal does that cause big trouble for the family. Look at the diary suggestions for some ideas if you get stuck.

**Extra**

Wombat gets into all sorts of trouble with the family. Maybe have a look with a grownup at some other naughty animals. E.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNXHJGfGYo

**Extra French Activity**

Bonjour Year 2,

I thought you might like this summery activity.  There is a powerpoint for you about the seaside on this link https://youtu.be/n2Tot1zuDug.. If you're not sure how to say the french, just type the word into Google translate and click on the microphone icon to hear the spoken french.  

Once you have done this, draw your own beach scene and label the items. You can include some of the things from the powerpoint or some items of your own.  Use Google translate to check words that you want to add to your beach scene. I'll look forward to seeing some of your scenes on  french@lmpsdorset.co.uk.

Madame Markham

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning Year 2. Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday and have had a good sleep. The weather seems to be getting hot again so make sure you get a chance to go outside and enjoy yourself if you can. This week seems to be flying by and we are not far from the end of term so keep up your home learning if you can as there is not long left now until the summer holidays!

Here is your home learning for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.
  2. Maths Task 2- Continue with Mr Long’s challenge, only a few days left!!

**TT Rockstars - Whole School Competition**
The LMPS Times Tables competition begins at 9am on Monday 29th. All classes from Year 2 - Year 6 have been entered. Which class will win? The reigning champions are Skylark. How many points will you contribute to your class? Log-in to TT RockStars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student) and complete as many sessions as you can. The tournament runs until 12.30pm on Friday 10th July. Good luck!

3. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths week 11. All the attachments you will need for the week will be attached at the bottom of the page for you to access.

  • Please go to: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 11 w/c  6th July
  • Monday- Lesson 1: Litres.
  • Tuesday Lesson 2: Temperature.
  • Wednesday- Lesson 3: O’clock and half past.
  • Thursday- Lesson 4: Quarter to and past
  • Friday- Maths Challenge (No sheet to download, access this via the website above, week 11)

**Remember to watch the video first then download the activity sheet from the bottom of this page, then check your answers as usual from the answer sheet at the bottom of this page.**

4. English Task 1 – Please complete 15 minutes practise on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/.

5. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To identify and use simple and progressive past tense.

Success Criteria:

  • Read the sentences.
  • Identify the verbs.
  • Change the verbs into the simple or progressive past tense.
  • Rewrite the sentence.

Task:

Today I would like you to go back to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMMhJ4iiu8 and re-listen to Diary of a Wombat.

What are verbs? What does being ‘in the past tense’ mean? Carefully read ‘The Past Tense Simple and Progressive Forms’ (below) and then go back to the start of Diary of a Wombat. Be ready to pause the video so you can see the Monday and Tuesday pages.

On Monday’s and Tuesday’s Verbs record all the verbs used on those days in the diary. What tense are the verbs in? Confirm that they are in the past tense. Are the verbs in the simple or progressive form of the past tense? Confirm that they are in the simple form of the past tense.

Now look at Wombat’s Simple Past Sentences (below). Then rewrite each sentence using the progressive form of the past tense. Now read the sentences on Wombat’s Progressive Past Sentences (below) and rewrite each sentence in the simple past tense. You can check the answers at the bottom of the page.

**Extra**

On paper, write down in the past tense any verbs that say what you have done today (watched TV, played in the garden, had lunch). Then rewrite each one in the progressive past (was watching, was playing).

**Extra Transition Activity**

Normally at this time of year we would be having transition mornings to meet our new teacher for next year. Unfortunately, we can't have those this year as, so many of us are not back into school and now that you know what your classes for next year will be I thought we could do an activity based on our transition into Year 3! Usually during those transition morning your new teacher will set activities to help them get to know you, so I have found a booklet that you could do and give to them in September! I have attached it at the bottom of the page for you to print or have a look at. Remember if you can't print you could make your own poster or mini booklet all about you to give to your new teacher in September! 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Hi Year 2. Hope you were able to get back into your home learning well yesterday and are ready for another day today! I have a busy day today because I have my mum and brother’s birthday today. Isn’t it weird that they are born on the same day? Do you know anyone who is born on the same day? I will pop over for a cup of tea and a piece of cake later to give them their gifts. It is strange celebrating a birthday during this unusual time, I wonder if any of you have had birthdays during lockdown.

Here is your home learning for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.
  2. Maths Task 2- Continue with Mr Long’s challenge.

**TT Rockstars - Whole School Competition**
The LMPS Times Tables competition begins at 9am on Monday 29th. All classes from Year 2 - Year 6 have been entered. Which class will win? The reigning champions are Skylark. How many points will you contribute to your class? Log-in to TT RockStars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student) and complete as many sessions as you can. The tournament runs until 12.30pm on Friday 10th July. Good luck!

3. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths week 11. All the attachments you will need for the week will be attached at the bottom of the page for you to access.

  • Please go to: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 11 w/c  6th July
  • Monday- Lesson 1: Litres.
  • Tuesday Lesson 2: Temperature.
  • Wednesday- Lesson 3: O’clock and half past.
  • Thursday- Lesson 4: Quarter to and past
  • Friday- Maths Challenge (No sheet to download, access this via the website above, week 11)

**Remember to watch the video first then download the activity sheet from the bottom of this page, then check your answers as usual from the answer sheet at the bottom of this page.**

4. English Task 1 – Please complete 15 minutes practise on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/.

5. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To write for a character point of view.

Success Criteria:

  • Think about what the wombat would think, feel or say in that situation.
  • Think about what the family would think, feel or say in the same situation.
  • Write in full sentences
  • Use personal pronoun I.

Task:

Today I would like you to listen to/watch the reading of Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMMhJ4iiu8. Then look again at Text Types. What sort of writing is Diary of a Wombat? Do you agree that is it fiction, a story and a diary?

Then look at the set of jumbled days of the week and read each one aloud. Record the days in the correct sequence and practise spelling each word. Use a ‘look, cover, write, check’ method to help you get the spellings right. Remember that days of the week always start with a capital letter.

The Diary of a Wombat is told from the point of view of the wombat. Now look at The Dust Bath (below). Write a sentence expressing what the wombat thinks about having a dust bath e.g. I had a lovely refreshing dust bath, which really cheered me up. Would the family feel the same? No! Write a sentence expressing what the family feel e.g. That annoying wombat ruined our barbecue! Write more sentences for wombat and the family using the sheets below.

**Extra**

Write about a real or made up day in the style of The Diary of a Wombat e.g. Morning … sat around in pjs. Afternoon... played in the garden. Got muddy. Went indoors. Add some pictures to your diary.

**Extra Geography Activity**

For this activity we are going to log back on to the Oddizzi website (link below) and this week focuses on our country, the United Kingdom. Why don't you have a look and explore the activities?

https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/learning-zone/

The suggested activity sheet (attached at the bottom of the page) has the log in information on. Why don’t you explore and see what you can find out? There are quizzes, facts to read, challenges to answer and lots more!

 

Hi Guys!  I can't believe it is 6th July.  What a strange time we have had!  I do still miss you all and can't believe that we should really be planning our last 2 weeks of fun together!  You will by now know your new teacher for next year.  I am working with Mrs Harvey now as we both have Year 1 children in our pod.  You are very lucky as she is really lovely.  I have been talking to her about you all so she knows you are all amazing children.  She is very lucky too as you are such an amazing class.  Mrs Stokes is doing a super job with your home learning.  2 more weeks and then you and your parents can have a well earned rest.   I think you have all done a great job in unusual circumstances.  I don't know if any of you have kept watching the barn owls but it is amazing how they have grown and how much they look like grown up owls now!

I can't wait until September when I can wave at you all again in your new class.  Take care and keep working for the last 2 weeks!

Miss Reid xx

Monday 6th July 2020

Hello Year 2 and welcome back after the weekend. Did you enjoy your days off? I was quite busy and bought some herbs to give my mum for her birthday and Mr Stokes made her a planter too! I also did a second coat of paint on my garden table and cooked a roast dinner too. Well hopefully you had fun and were able to relax over the weekend. Now we need to get back to our home learning this week and it is our last full week as, next week is only four days!

Here is your home learning for today:

  1. Maths Task 1 - please complete up to 30 minutes on Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/. The tasks have been assigned for you to do.
  2. Maths Task 2- Continue with Mr Long’s challenge.

**TT Rockstars - Whole School Competition**
The LMPS Times Tables competition begins at 9am on Monday 29th. All classes from Year 2 - Year 6 have been entered. Which class will win? The reigning champions are Skylark. How many points will you contribute to your class? Log-in to TT RockStars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student) and complete as many sessions as you can. The tournament runs until 12.30pm on Friday 10th July. Good luck!

3. Maths Task 2- We are continuing with our White Rose maths week 11. All the attachments you will need for the week will be attached at the bottom of the page for you to access.

  • Please go to: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
  • Please click on Summer - Week 11 w/c  6th July
  • Monday- Lesson 1: Litres.
  • Tuesday Lesson 2: Temperature.
  • Wednesday- Lesson 3: O’clock and half past.
  • Thursday- Lesson 4: Quarter to and past
  • Friday- Maths Challenge (No sheet to download, access this via the website above, week 11)

**Remember to watch the video first then download the activity sheet from the bottom of this page, then check your answers as usual from the answer sheet at the bottom of this page.**

4. English Task 1 – Please complete 15 minutes practise on Spelling Frame https://spellingframe.co.uk/. Your teacher should have set new words for you from today and your next test will be on Friday.

5. English Task 2 Learning Objective: To answer questions about a text I have read.

Success Criteria:

  • Read the text.
  • Read the questions.
  • Look back at the text to find the answers.
  • Answer each question.
  • Check your answers carefully.

Task:

Today I would like you to look at the pictures on Wombats and carefully read the text about these intriguing Australasian animals. What was the most interesting thing you learned about wombats?

Now look at the list of different types of writing on Text Types (below) and read each heading and its definition. Highlight all the headings that describe the kind of text that Wombats is. Pssstt! There is more than one. You can check the answers at the bottom of the page.

Next look at the set of Wombat Questions and read each question carefully. Answer each question, remember you can go back and check with the text of Wombats if you need to. Re-read your answers to be sure you have said what you wanted to. Answers for these questions are at the bottom of the page.

**Extra**

You could draw or paint your own picture of a wombat and write sentences explaining what you find interesting about wombats.

TOP TIPS WORKING FROM HOME WITH YOUR CHILD FROM THE YEAR 2 TEAM!

* Routine

It's not the summer holidays.  Keep bedtimes and mornings the same.

*Get prepared........the more you prepare, the less they'll pester!

Investing time in getting prepared will hopefully allow you some work time.

Have a jug with water in and plastic cups and healthy snacks they can help themselves to.

Set up 'work' stations for the children, books, colouring, drawing, lego, or things you know your child loves and will engage in.  If possible have 1 for each child to avoid squabbles. (not always easy I know!)

* Sit down with the children and set out ground rules and expectations.  Stick to them!  You may battle for a couple of days but will be worth it in the long run when they know you mean it.

Set a timer where the children know you are not to be disturbed.  Unfortunately 4 hours will not work!  Break it into small chunks.

Reward positive behaviour regularly - not with sweets, but 5 minutes of your time, a cuddle or a positive word.

*IT IS OK TO PUT THE TV ON!!!

Ok, so not all day but you don't need to add guilt to the stress of working from home. The BBC have talked about putting on some educational programmes.

* Burn off excess energy

As long as we are allowed outside, go to the park for half an hour.

Let the children play in the garden if it is a safe environment for them to be in alone.  (watch ponds) Set little challenges that will give you peace.  How many snails can you find, find 10 things that begin with 'd' etc......

These are just some ideas we thought might give you some peace!  It's a big adjustment for all of us!  Good luck!

 

 

 

 

Miss J Reid
Key Stage 1 Leader (Yrs 1/2) & Class Teacher (Mon-Thurs)
Mr A Spence
HLTA/Class Teacher (Fri)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can access our Year 2 Curriculum Map by clicking on the document at the bottom of this page.