Year 2

Year 2 Home Learning w/b 20th April

Hello everyone
We hope you had a great Easter weekend and didn’t eat too many Easter Eggs!
In these challenging times the main thing is that you are all staying healthy and safe so we are not saying you have to do all the activities we have added. They are just ideas and linked to what we would have done first week back after Easter.
We have seen lots of maths activities on Tapestry. Can you do some writing too?

Our English challenge this week is to describe someone who is special to you. If you do the final activity you could give the description to your special person if they are in your house or you could post it to them if they are a friend or a relative. I think it would make their day!
So, can you write a description of a member of your family or a friend?

To help you I have 3 challenges to help you step-by-step if you do them all.

Challenge 1
Draw an outline of a person (your friend or family member)
Write some words to describe what they look like round the outside of the person using expanded noun phrases such as
long wavy hair, a great big smile, worn-out jeans, soft scarf

Next write some phrases on your sheet in a different colour to describe their personality?
Are they grumpy, happy, funny, loud?
What do they like to do? Baking, playing football, gardening, building things, playing games, shopping, drawing, reading, playing
Do they have a hobby?
Have they got a favourite item?
What do you like about them?

Challenge 2
This links to this week’s phonics.
Write two or more sentences about your character using some possessive apostrophes
Donna’s eyes are dark brown.
Donna’s garden is full of flowers.

Write two or more sentences with suffixes ‘er’ and ‘est’
Remember the rules we have learnt: double, drop, do nothing, change y to i.
She bakes the tastiest cakes ever!
When she laughs she gets louder and louder.
Donna has the biggest smile you have ever seen.

Challenge 3
Use all your ideas to write a description of your special person. Use your best handwriting.
Introduce them, describe their appearance and then describe their personality and what they like to do.
Here is mine.
Donna is one of my best friends.
The first thing you notice about Donna is her long wavy hair and her dark brown eyes. She has the biggest smile you have ever seen. Usually she wears worn-out jeans because she likes to be outside and she loves to wear her soft scarf. She often wears her green wellies to stop her feet getting muddy.
Donna is very funny. She makes lots of jokes and when she laughs she gets louder and louder. Sometimes we laugh so much we end up crying with laughter. Donna’s favourite hobby is baking. She bakes the tastiest cakes ever! Her kitchen is always messy when she bakes but it smells lovely! She likes gardening. Donna’s garden is full of colourful flowers. She even grows vegetables that she uses for cooking. At the weekends she likes to go for long walks in the countryside.
Donna is great because she is the happiest person I know.

Other ideas
Science: Can you find out what plants need to grow?
Do you have some seeds you could plant? What happens if you put a seed in the dark? Will it grow? What happens if a seed has no water?
What happens if a seed has no soil? You could put a seed in a CD case with cotton wool and water. Put it in a sunny place. Will it grow?

DT: Can you build a marble maze with Lego? or tubes, or straws? Can you write an algorithm (instructions) to get out? Test it out on your family!
Eg. Tip Forward, Tip Left, Tip forward, Tip right, Tip right, Tip back

Special Days: April 23rd is St George’s Day. Can you find out why it is called St George’s Day?

Look at the 25 ideas off-line (see photo and attached document if you want to print it off)

BBC Bitesize are showing programmes which start today.

Activity 1
Subtracting two 2 digit numbers with no exchanging 54-22 or with exchanging 52-34, see photo.

Activity 2
Learn to tell the time by making a clock – see photos You don’t actually need two circles. I realised when I made it you can just use one carboard circle and draw a smaller one inside.

In year 2 we need to tell the time using an analogue clock with a face and hands.
Learning the time on a digital clock is Key Stage 2 even though we spend more time using digital clocks nowadays.

The steps are to know o’clock and half past,
Quarter to and half past
When you are confident, tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

There are some super videos here to help you.

The hour hand, o’clock and half past 

The o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to 

Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes  Remember making a clock won’t help you learn the time, you need to keep practising. It will also help you with your 5 times table!!

Have fun!

Phonics/Spelling this week

Keep practising the yr 1 and yr 2 CEW words you need to learn
We sent home a copy of the last spelling test before school closed with the ones that you got right and the ones you need to learn. If you can’t find it please see the attached list.

Possessive Apostrophes For example Mrs Humphrey’s class is koalas. Mr Shingler’s class is Llamas Mum’s money Ally’s game I have added a powerpoint if you can download it. In year 2 we only need to learn where to put the apostrophe for singular nouns, one person or thing. So ‘The girl’s pen’ which is singular (one girl) not ‘The girls’ ball.’ which is plural (a group of girls) Activity 1 Matching game  This will need flashplayer

Activity 2
Read the poem and spot all the apostrophes. You could practise your handwriting by writing it out neatly with tall ascenders. Can you use joined handwriting?

Activity 3

Complete the worksheet attached. There are 3 levels so don’t print it all.
Make up you own poem like the one by Michael Plews.

Thank you
Mrs Humphrey and Mr Shingler