St Stephen's Infant School

Striving, Supporting, Inspiring, Succeeding

Lansdown Road, Bristol, Avon, BS15 1XD

01454 866470

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School Day: 8:50am-3.15pm – all year groups

Y2

We will be updating this page with more ideas for home learning every Friday starting from 17th April 2020.

(please note, previous weeks are at the bottom of the page.)

Transition to Year 3 

Both us and the Juniors are very sad that we can't run our usual transition activities this year. We are working hard together to give you as much as we can to help prepare you for Year 3. Every week SSJS are adding information to https://www.ststephensjun.org.uk/year-2-to-3-transition/  so check out their website. 

 

Please note: The Year 2 teachers are now back in school looking after key work children and are having a lot more contact with children. As a result, the response you get via email may be delayed but will still be answered on the days we are not working with children . We love seeing children's work! If you require immediate contact from one of the team please call the school office who will notify us. Thank you for your continued support and hard work. We all miss you. - The Year 2 teachers. 

Term 6 week 7 - Please note this is the last week of term! We hope to see you on Wednesday at the class assemblies, we have some special treats for you!   Check out the every week activity section for some links for the summer. (PLEASE read lots it will help you so much in Year 3!)

At our social distanced leavers assembly on the field we would love to sing some songs that the children know really well. Please practice these songs at home! The words and music are in the file list below. 

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Good to be me:

I'm a Miracle:

Reach:

Phonics

This week it's possessive apostrophes. A possessive apostrophe shows that something belongs to somebody. For example: Jack's ball. Sarah's spotty, yellow coat.  

 

The general rule is that the possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and s, whether the singular noun ends in s or not. The possessive of a plural noun is formed by adding only an apostrophe when the noun ends in s, and by adding both an apostrophe and s when it ends in a letter other than s.

 

This week there is a: Word detective task (PowerPoint), a sentence maker game and two who do they belong to activities. 

 

 

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Spellings

Its really important that you know all of the Year 1 and 2 common exception words really well. We've practiced them lots so choose the ones you find tricky.  Try to write these words in some super sentences.

Writing:

 

SSJS have asked you to tell them all about yourself.  The template is at the bottom of Ms Wilson's letter: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/st-stephens-cofe-junior/UploadedDocument/8360c28f1fa54569ba0f6e6a74ff20a6/letter-from-the-head-plus-information.pdf 

 

Write a letter to your new teacher telling them all about you, This is different to the Junior task because you can show off your amazing writing skills that you have learned across year 2. 

 

Write a letter to the new year 2 (current Year 1) - Tell them all about being in year 2 and how it is different to year 1. 

 

Write a list of all the things that you are proud of yourself for doing or achieving. 

 

Maths: 

Remind yourself about tens and ones. - Have a look at the picture that show them drawn out. Think of a number between 0-99 and practice drawing it out with tens and ones.

 

Visit https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/maths  Have a go at the exploring calculation lessons. There are ten lessons that you can try.

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THE BIG YEAR 2 QUIZ OF THE YEAR!

 

Can you remember the answers to all of these questions from our learning this year? If not research and find out the answers.

 

What year was the Great Fire of London?

Where did the Great Fire of London start?

Why do we have fireworks on the 5th November?

Who was the first animal in space?

What was the space race?

Who was the first man on the moon?

Who was the first woman in space?

What was the name of astronaut that stayed in the rocket so the others could walk on the moon? 

What was the name of the one big continent during the time of the dinosaurs?

What are the 7 continents now? 

What are the names of the oceans?

Who discover the Ichthyosaur? 

Where did that person live?

What continent did a T Rex live on?

Who discover the T Rex?

 

 

Can you think of any more questions based on our learning you could put in our quiz? 

Creative ideas

Learn about singing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znk8bqt

 

Explore seasons with the music of Vivaldi https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4jjcmn

 

Create a self portrait https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmcp7yc  

 

Every week activities for Term 6 and the summer!

Reading - If you visit https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ you will see a list of book arranged by level. Please refer to the browse by  Oxford Level and take note of the colour your child reads. They should know this but if you are not sure refer to the reading record where the teacher will have written this.  ( PLEASE NOTE: you will need to register with the website but this is free during school closures) 

PE - Try checking out the Joe Wicks Daily youtube exercises or try Cosmic Yoga also on youtube. Cosmic Yoga has videos to meet all interests ( eg Pokemon, Frozen, Spiderman etc) 

BBC online education programmes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z7s22sg/year-2-lessons/1  Check out the year 2 lessons from the BBC, there are also some famous teachers!

Oak National Academyhttps://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#subjects Check out the year 2 lesson from the ONA. You mostly just need pencil/pen and paper (exercise book) to use most of their video lessons.

 

PLEASE NOTE: not all of these websites will upload new content over the summer. 

 

Term 6 week 6

Phonics 

This week we are looking at plurals. Plural means more than one. You will need to add s, es or ies  to the end of a word to make it plural. If the word ends in a ‘y’, the ‘y’ is changed to an ‘i’ before -es is added. If the word ends in 'ch, sh, x, s, z' then you need 'es' other words will end in s. 

 

This week please have a go at: A crossword (on a powerpoint) and the different activities around making words plural.  

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 TG_Y2_Spring_Unit 9_Can you change my y.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 9 change my -y.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 9 plural pictures.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 9 plural sentences.pdfDownload
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Spelling

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? 

 

cherries, puppies, babies, bottles, pencils, animals, beaches, dresses.

Writing

Last week you should have learned lots of facts of 4 endangered south American animals and made a front cover for your book. 

This week, please use those facts to help you make a book. 

 

Day 1) Make a contents page. Think about the order that you want to write the animals in.  Decorate the page.

Day 2 - 5) Each day write a page for your book with facts about one of the 4 animals. Can you include a heading and subheadings? ( We've used these in non chronological reports.) Draw a picture of the animal and write a caption for it. 

 

If you want an extra challenge when you have finished you could make a glossary, (A page that explains words) and Index (A page that tells you were to find certain words).

 

We have moved the facts from last weeks learning here to help you if you need them again. 

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Maths 

Continue to look at look at faces, shapes and patters from the Oak National Academy. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/maths These are all video lessons and there are 15! (You can pick up where you finished last week)

 

Work on recalling half of any number up to 20 and then with whole tens to 100. (1-20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100) You might want to use toys or pencils or any items around the house to help you with this at first. Build up to the adult saying half of 12 is... and the child shouting back 6 as quickly as possible. 

PE

Mini sports day! Have a mini sports day at home, you can race against members of the family or on your own. If you have a garden you can use this or you could go to the park to have a go! Try a running race, egg and spoon race, an item relay (get four items like a can of beans or football, put them in a line and see how quickly you can get them one at a time and bring back to the start). Everyone will have different things at home so try to think of fun sports activities you can do.

 

Science and Art.

Remind yourself about the dinosaurs! visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8cm8hv when you have watched the lesson create a dinosaur in any form you like, drawing, junk modelling, natural materials, paint, colouring pencils. 

 

DT 

Find out about healthy eating. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6fc86f  When you have finished can you create a healthy dinner idea?

 

Reading

 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfqsm39 to read a small part of the story George's Marvelous Medicine (You can listen or read the parts of the story) Some of you might have read the story before but you can still have a go at the activities. 

 

 

 

Term 6 week 5

Please note: The Year 2 teachers are now back in school looking after key work children and are having a lot more contact with children. As a result, the response you get via email may be delayed but will still be answered on the days we are not working with children . We love seeing children's work! If you require immediate contact from one of the team please call the school office who will notify us. Thank you for your continued support and hard work. We all miss you. - The Year 2 teachers. 

Phonics 

This week we are looking at the letter c when it makes a /s/ sound. for example city, cycle and ice. 

Please have a go at the activities below: A PowerPoint with words on to describe to someone to see if they can guess the word, 2 crosswords, a reminder bubble, and a card game. 

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 Year 2 Unit 5 Crossword c and s.pdfDownload
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Spellings

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? 

 

race, city, ice, rice, place, embrace, disgrace, nice.

Writing 

 

This will be a two week project. By the end of next week you will have made a book all about endangered animals that live in South America. 

Day 1) Research the pink river dolphin ( see facts from the files below or find your own information) Make some notes or bullet points of facts that you can use next week. 

Day 2) Research the spider monkey ( see facts from the files below or find your own information) Make some notes or bullet points of facts that you can use next week. 

Day 3) Research the spectacle bear ( see facts from the files below or find your own information) Make some notes or bullet points of facts that you can use next week.

Day 4) Research the three toed sloth ( see facts from the files below or find your own information) Make some notes or bullet points of facts that you can use next week.  

Day 5) Make a front cover for your book. It needs to say 'South American Endangered Animals' You could draw each of the 4 animals on the front or design it how you like. You will be the author of this book so it needs to have your name on the front cover!

Maths

Have a look at faces, shapes and patters from the Oak National Academy. https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/maths These are all video lessons and their are 15! (You don't need to do all 15 unless you really love it and want to carry on with it!) 

 

Have a go at practicing doubling numbers. Doubling is adding the same number twice. Double 10 = 10+10 = 20. 

 

Using numbers up to 20, how speedy can you get? Try writing them down or testing with a grown up. Try using a timer on their phone can you get quicker? 

DT

Did you know there are no bridges that go over the width of the Amazon river! Can you be engineers to design a bridge?  You can use the recycling, LEGO, Knex or any other materials you have in your house. You might want to research a famous bridge to base it on.

 

Science

Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zttckqt to find out about life cycles of animals. Can you draw your own life cycle? 

 

Geography

Find out about towns, villages and cities. Visit https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2/subjects/foundation  (You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page)

 

PSHE

Look through the PowerPoint below and talk about 'changing me' this is a good opportunity to talk about changing schools, feelings and emotions. 

 

 

 

 

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Term 6 week 4 22/6/20

Phonics 

Again this week we will be looking at homophones. A homophone is two (or more) words that sound the same but that are spelt differently with different meanings. For example see and sea.

 

This week please have a go at: Fixing the spellings (PPT), boards for bingo, a matching game, writing sentences with last week and this weeks spellings in that have both homophones in (eg I could see the beautiful, deep blue sea from the car.) Try thinking of different ways to remember the spellings for each word. 

Please see the spelling list for the words to make your focus this week. 

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 TG_Y2_Spring_Unit 7_Can you match the homophones.pdfDownload
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Spellings

 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? These will be the words to focus on with the phonics tasks for this week. 

 

quite, quiet, sun, son, to, too, two, be, bee, blue, blew, knight, night.

 

Guide for children:

quite- (fairly) It's quite warm outside.

quiet - Shhh. You need to be quiet when you work.

sun - The sun is shining in the sky.

son- (boy) What is your son called? 

to - I went to the park today. 

too- (as well as) Can I come too? 

two- (number) I have two eyes. 

be- It could be raining today.

bee - (insect) The buzzing bee collected pollen.

blue -  (colour) My top is blue.

blew- He huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down.

knight - The knight lived in the castle.

night - I sleep at night time. 

 

Writing

This week we would like you to think about all of your Infant School memories. Please send them to us and we want to use them in a special way. (Our email addresses are on this page or you can email the school office, however you can get them to us is fine photos, typed out etc)

 

Day 1 - Reception Memories. 

Day 2- Year 1 Memories. 

Day 3 - Year 2 Memories.

For days 1-3 please think about things you loved about school that year. It could be trips you went on, your teachers or TA's a topic you liked learning about, things you did with friends. 3 or 4 sentences for each day will be fine.  

Day 4 - Lock down memories. In the same style as the school memories, write down some things that you have done in lock down that you will remember. It could be things that are amazing like spending extra time with your grown ups or things that are sad like missing friends and other members of the family. 

 

Day 5- (Something different!) Look out of your bedroom window. Draw a picture of what you can see and write a setting description of it. Don't just say there is a tree, what does that tree look like like? Can you use noun phrases and interesting vocabulary. If looking out of the window doesn't give you much inspiration try going on a walk a pick a place to use for your writing. 

 

Maths

This week we are focusing on recall of multiplication facts. It will be really helpful to you if you can quickly answer multiplication questions out of order. Eg. 6x2, 3x2 8x2 See if you can be as speedy with this are you were with your number bonds to ten in year 1. 

This week you will need your Purple Mash Login. 

Day 1-4 visit https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths/tabletoons Look for the times table we are looking at that day.  There are 4 videos to watch with funny voices. Practice saying them then try the 3 games that go with it. 

Day 1 - 2 times tables

Day 2 - 10 times tables

Day 3 - 5 times tables

Day 4 - 3 times tables

Day 5 - https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths/tabletoons at the top of the page you can 'create your own' times table toons. Use this to create a challenge with 2,3,5 and 10 times table questions in it. Try the speed game. Can you get a super speedy score? 

 

Alongside this weeks maths, practice telling the time. Year 2 need to be able to tell the time accurately to 5 minutes. 

Creative ideas: 

Try to go on lots of walks, while on your walk think about your senses, What can you hear, see, smell, touch, (taste - you might not want to do!) This science lesson from BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhn6dp3 will cover parts of the body and learning about senses. 

 

Computing - Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zq3gp4j find out about how to stay safe online. 

 

DT- Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrmj2sg to learn about repeated patterns. 

 

Art - Work on your sketching skills, find a quiet place to sit and sketch something that you can see. 

 

Music - Think about a song that you really like at means a lot to you. Listen to it, write down the name of it and let one of the Year 2 teacher or the office know. We are trying to choose some songs for us to use for something special. 

 

Transition - Check out the transition booklet bellow. Have a go at the different parts. If you can't print it off, don't worry you can always write it in your book instead. 

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Term 6 Week 3 15/6/20

Phonics

For the next two weeks we will be looking at homophones. A homophone is two (or more) words that sound the same but that are spelt differently with different meanings. For example see and sea.

Because there are a lot of homophones to learn in year 2 we are splitting them over two weeks. 

This week please have a go at: A crossword, picture pairs - working out what the words are, writing the words from the picture pair, writing sentences with both homophones in (eg I could see the beautiful, deep blue sea from the car.) Try thinking of different ways to remember the spellings for each word. 

Please see the spelling list for the words to make your focus this week. 

 

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Spellings

 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? These will be the words to focus on with the phonics tasks for this week. 

 

There, their, they're, here, hear, sea, see, won, one.

Guide for children:

There- Over there, there is a pen on the desk. 

Their - belongs to, Fred and Sam worked together and their work was amazing.

They're - They are (contraction) The children are having fun today, they're all playing football.

Here- come here now!

Hear - I can hear you talking. 

Sea- deep, blue and wet

See - with my eyes

Won - I won the game!

One- The number. 

Writing

Day 1-  Mr Ruck wrote you a letter last week. Please write him a reply and in that reply you could explain one of the countries you learnt about last week and include your favourite facts. 

 

For the rest of the week we will be learning about the Amazon River (not the delivery company!). 

Day 2- Find out facts about the Amazon River. Write them in a list (this will help you later in the week).

Day 3 - Can you find out the 9 countries that the Amazon River flows through?

Day 4 - Write a Non Chronological report about the Amazon River, using all of the information you fond on day 1 and 2. You might want subheadings like "Where is the Amazon river?" and "How big is the Amazon river" or even "Fascinating facts about the Amazon river."

Day 5 - watch this video about the Amazon rain forest - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgU7gsBOhUI  Write down some of your favourite facts in a list. ( You might want to pause it after it says a fact to write it down) 

 

 

Maths 

This week we are reminding ourselves about multiplication and division. 

 

Day 1 - Count up and down in 2s and 10s. Try to start at different numbers each time. (It's much more challenging to go backwards and not start at 0.) 

Day 2 - Count up and down in  3s and 5s. Try to start at different numbers each time. (It's much more challenging to go backwards and not start at 0.) 

Day 3- Look at activity 3 on the list below. Multiplication word problems. Read the questions carefully to work out what you need to do.

Day 4 - Look at activity 4 on the list below. Two step multiplication word problems, be careful sometimes the answer is the name of a person rather than a number, 

Day 5 - Look at activity 5 on the list below. Division word problems. Read the questions carefully. 

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Creative activities: 

On Sunday (22nd June) it's Father's Day. You might like to make a card or a picture. We understand that all families are different and that you might not want to take part in this activity so if you don't want to then that is fine. (If your family only has a mum in it, then you might want to make something to say thank you to her or a different man that helps to look after you like an Uncle, Grandad or Step Dad.) There will probably be lots of adverts on the TV so it might be a good time to talk to your children about how every family is different (even if you do have both parents at home). If we were in school then we would have covered families and how they are never the same in our PSHE lessons prior to making cards. 

 

Computing

Visit https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/diy3d ( you will need your purple mash log in) You can continue to create your own computer game! When you open the link, in the top right hand corner of the screen is an icon that has a green triangle on a black film strip. If you click on this, the video will explain how to make the game. If you finished your game last week can you improve it or make it harder for a player? If you look below you can see the game that Marcel from Draco class has made, have a go at playing it!

 

Geography/ Science

Can you choose one of the 5 counties you learned about last week. (Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela) and learn about their weather. What comparisons can you make to weather in the UK at the same time of the year. For example. October - January are usually the wettest months in the UK, Which are the wettest months in the country you chose? 

 

Art 

Have a look at some South American art work - (or from one of our 5 countries) pick your favourite that you see and have a go at recreating it. - How creative can you be?

 

Science

Find out about: bending, squashing, twisting and stretching with https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4yw2fr

 

Learn to count in Spanish with Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42296f

 

History

With lots in the news about the Black Lives Matter protests we feel it would be good find out about Dr Martin Luther King.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zknmrj6.  There is a short video that is age appropriate for the children. This might cause children to ask questions especially if the are watching the news. 

 

Term 6 week 2 8/6/20

Phonics 

This week we are looking at 'il'  at the end of words for example: April, fossil, pencil. There are not many of these words. 

 

This week we have for you: some missing letters, a word search, a word jumble and a word poster which you could use the words from to write sentences. 

 

Please also learn the spelling list below.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

If you feel your child would benefit from some recapping some year 1 sounds please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niW

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Spellings 

 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences?

 

April, Brazil, fossil, evil, until, pencil, nostril, civil.

Writing

 

In Term 6 we would have been learning about countries in South America. We would normally just chose one country per class to focus on however this time we think it would be nice for children to research a few different countries. 

 

Each day chose one of these counties: Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.

 

Start off by drawing their flag. 

 

Find out facts like: What language do they speak? What is the capital city?  What animals live there? Do they have any interesting statues or buildings? Also find out some other facts that you find interesting. 

 

You could present each countries information in a list of facts or write a report if you want to write more. 

Maths

 

This week we are recapping addition and subtraction. Each day has a document to download or view that shows you how to do that type of question and then has some questions to try. Children should remember doing this when they see the reminder.

 

For the 5th day, revisit which ever one you found the most tricky. Or if you found them easy have a go at writing and solving your own + and - questions with numbers that are smaller than 50. 

 

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Computing

Visit https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/diy3d ( you will need your purple mash log in) You can create your own computer game! When you open the link, in the top right hand corner of the screen is an icon that has a green triangle on a black film strip. If you click on this, the video will explain how to make the game. 

 

Geography 

Use Google Maps to find South America and view the 5 countries that we are looking at in English.  Also look out for the Amazon river, we will be learning about it next week. 

 

Use https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yg9mn, Its a BBC lesson about Rio De Janeiro ( This can help your English lesson).

 

History 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z777xyc to find out about Mohandas Gandhi.

 

PSHE

Use this link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-02/pshe-year-02#subjects to find out why hand washing is important. 

 

 PE

Please visit the PE at home page where Ms Rice has lots of activities for you. https://www.ststephensinf.org.uk/learning-1/covid-19-home-learning/pe-id

Term 6 week 1 - 1/6/20 

Phonics

This week we are looking at 'al'  at the end of words for example: metal, animal, equal, capital. 

Not many nouns end in -al, but many adjectives do.

This week try: filling in the gaps in the words (PPT), following the maze (you need to write the word for what is in the way), create your own maze, can you thing of your own al words and write them into some sentences.

 

Please also learn the spelling list below.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

If you feel your child would benefit from some recapping some year 1 sounds please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niW

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Spellings 

 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences?

 

equal, metal, magical, animal, hospital, musical, oval, final. 

Writing

Before we move on to our term 6 topic we would like to spend one extra week on our term 5 ideas. 

We would like you to think about the story Little Red Riding Hood.

Day 1: Find and read a copy of Little Red Riding Hood ( Ebooks or a youtube video will be fine if you don't have a copy) Retell the story to a sibling or grown up so that you know it really well.

 

Day 2: Think about the big, bad wolf. Little Red Riding Hood said some exclamatory sentences to him - "What big eyes you have!" write down as many exclamatory sentences that Little Red could say to the wolf as you can. (You can improve them with noun phrases and interesting adjective so instead of big eyes you could have huge, glaring eyes)

 

Day 3: Lets change Little Red Ridding Hood. Think about how she could change, maybe she could be a boy? Maybe she could have something blue, or green or a different colour? Maybe she has some different type of clothing rather than a hooded cape? Draw a picture of your changes. How does this change her name? Is it Little Green Baseball Cap? Write a character description of the new character saying what she looks like but also her personality ( kind, friendly, cheeky, sly)

 

Day 4: Using your new character, write the story of Little Red Riding Hood. (Don't forget your story will have a different name!) Today, write the beginning and middle.

 

Day 5: Write the end of your story. Read it back to edit and improve then share it will someone. 

Maths 

This week we are going to think about using number bonds to help us with addition and subtraction.

 

Day 1: Remind yourself of your number bonds to 20. (eg 1 and 19, 5 and 15) Write them out as addition sentences (3+17=20) How quickly can you say the correct bond? Get a grown up (or big sibling) to say a number less than 20. Shout back the number that goes with it to make 20. 

 

Day 2: Use your number bonds to help you with the activity below (called maths day 2) You can solve 20- ? = 4 because you know 4 + 16 = 20. 

 

Day 3: Can you use your number bond skills to reason. If you know that 1+9=10 then you know that 1+19=20 and 1+29=30 and 1+39=40 etc. Have a go at the activity maths day 3 below.

 

Day 4: Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znmpf4j from the BBC and compete the lessons about number bonds to 100.

 

Day 5:  Can you complete the addition and subtract questions but using your number bonds to help? Use Maths lesson 5 activity.

 

 

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Creative

We should have visited Puzzlewood this term, where we would have practised our outdoor sketching. Can you go outside and find a tree. Sit in front of the tree and sketch a picture of it. Remember to only draw what you can see. 

 

RE

Visit  https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/foundation#subjects You can scroll down to find out about Judaism. There are two lesson to have a go at.  

 

Some children have expressed an interest in learning a language during lock down. This might not be for everyone but if you visit https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/foundation#subjects there are some introduction to Spanish lessons. 

 

Music

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd748xs and learn to make music with jam jars! 

 

Computing

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv6ybdm and find out how computer games work. Later in term 6 we will show you how to create your own games!

 

 PE

Please visit the PE at home page where Ms Rice has lots of activities for you. https://www.ststephensinf.org.uk/learning-1/covid-19-home-learning/pe-ideas-for-home 

25th -31st May  Half Term!

 

Thank you so much for working so hard on all the activities we have posted on this page. We have really enjoyed seeing what you have done so thank you for sending us work via email. 

Next week is half term so enjoy a little break. It would be great if you could still do some lovely reading and exercise each day. (Check out the links below) 

 

New work for Term 6 will be posted  on the 29th May ready for the 1st June.

Week 5 - 18th May Arts Week!

Phonics

This week we are looking at 'el'  at the end of words for example: tunnel, camel, vowel. 

The -el spelling is much less common than -le.
The -el spelling is used after ‘m’, ‘n’, ‘r’, ‘s’, ‘v’, ‘w’ and more often than not after ‘s’.

 

This week we have got you: some words to write into silly sentences, a snap game, some words to include in a simple story, and some mixed up letter to sort into words. 

 

Please also learn the spelling list below.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

If you feel your child would benefit from some recapping some year 1 sounds please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw 

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 17_Year 2_spring_term_unit_5_sillysentences.pptxDownload
 TG_Y2_Spring_Unit 5_Can you compose a story.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 5 -el picture display.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 5 story cards.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 5 swap it cards.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 5 unjumble cards.pdfDownload
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Spellings 

 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? 

vowel, camel, travel, towel, level, jewel, squirrel, model. 

Writing

It's Arts Week! - We  would love you to find out all about a famous artist of your choice.

Day 1) Choose and research your artist.

Day 2) Write about the artist's life - Try to include- When they were born/died. Where they lived. What type of artwork they did. Interesting facts about that artist. 

Day 3, 4 and 5) Each day chose a piece of artwork from that artist and write about that work. What inspired the artist? Where is that artwork? Did it win any prizes? Try to recreate that piece of art anyway you like. 

Maths 

 

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This week try Summer Term Week 3 (Week beginning 4/5/20) activities (we started this after they published it so that is why that date is from two weeks ago)

Lesson 1) Fact families addition and subtraction bonds to 20.

Lesson 2) Comparing number sentences. 

Lesson 3) Related Facts.

Lesson 4) Adding and subtracting ones.

:Lesson 5) Friday maths challenge.

 

As its arts week you might also like to try completing the lines of symmetry activity. Draw the other half of the picture and colour it in. If you don't have a printer you could draw something similar for your child to try in their books. 

 

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Science/Art:

Find out about life cycles (check out the resource list bellow). When you have found out about the life cycle of a butterfly try and draw it out (or cut and stick if you have a printer) Then you could be creative! How can you represent the life cycle of a frog, or sunflower, or pumpkin? What creative ways can you show it to us? - ( Junk modeling, natural materials, Lego etc.) 

 

Art ideas:

Don't forget Ms Smith's Art Week Challenge! - create a self-portrait and email a photo to the school by Thursday 21/5/20  -  https://www.ststephensinf.org.uk/…/…/artsweek-challenge-2020 

 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6g2xyc for a lesson on drawing and painting. 

 

Create your own piece of art, however you like - You're the artist

 

Use https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/foundation#subjects to check out some different art lessons, you'll find out about colours, textures and materials. 

 

Music:

Listen to your favourite piece of music, think about why it is your favourite. Can you make up a dance to it? 

 

 D and T:

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z43hnrd and learn about designing and making models. 

 

PE

Please visit the PE at home page where Ms Rice has lots of activities for you. https://www.ststephensinf.org.uk/learning-1/covid-19-home-learning/pe-ideas-for-home 

 

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Week 4 - 8th May - 15th May

Phonics

 

This week we are looking at 'le' at the end of words for example; cable,  uncle and  table.

 

Please have a look at the PDF with activity ideas. We have given you a story to read, a template to sort words that you find in that story, a word search, a word list and a cut a match game (you can always make this on scrap paper rather than printing.) 

 

Please also learn the spelling list bellow.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

 

If you feel your child would benefit from some recapping some year 1 sounds please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw 

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 16_Year 2_spring_term_unit_4_wordsearch.pptxDownload
 TG_Y2_Spring_Unit 4_Can you find the ending.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 4 -le word list.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 4 find my ending cards.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 4 The Birthday Bubble poem.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 4 Word hunt table.pdfDownload
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Spellings 

 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? 

 

uncle, table, chuckle, poodle, noodle, double, simple, cuddle.

 

Writing

 

We would like two pieces of writing this week! 

 

Firstly, we would like you to write a letter to somebody that works in the NHS to thank them for all the hard work they have been doing to keep us safe.

 

Take the first day to talk to your grown up about what you might like to say. - You might like to make some notes. 

On the second day write the letter. You might want to include a picture as well.

Maybe you know a real NHS super hero that you could send the letter to, if not we would love to read them and we could send them to families who have NHS workers in them.

 

 

Secondly, In your writing book, write down the first place you would love to visit when the lock down is over. Where is it? Why do you want to go there? Who would you take with you? Please also draw us a picture.

 

In both activities you could use commas in a list  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjs8wty will remind you how to do this. 

Maths 

 

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This week try Summer Term Week 2 (27/4) activities (we started this after they published it so that is why that date is from two weeks ago)

 

Lesson 1) Compare Lengths   Lesson 2) Order Length    Lesson 3) 4 Operations with Length    Lesson 4) Problem solving   Lesson 5) Friday Maths Challenge

 

Creative

 

Can you create a Union Flag in different ways? (Fun fact, it's only called a Union Jack when flown on a ship). Try chalk, drawing,or using the recycling. We'd love to see pictures. 

 

Geography 

Can you make a map of your local area? It could be of where you go on your walk, it could have the school or other places you know on it. If you can't remember try using google maps to help you. 

 

History

Can you find out how Kingswood has changed? - Speak to someone who has lived in Kingswood a long time (like a grandparent or other family member) to ask them what they think. (Please remember to keep social distancing for this activity - it could be via the phone or video call).

 

Friday 8th May is VE Day. Can you find out what that means? 

 

Science 

Learn about plants from BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrh8wty 

 

Try to attract some butterflies or grow a wildlife patch in you garden, or maybe even a bug hotel! visit https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/gardening to find out how to do this. 

 

PE

Please visit the PE at home page where Ms Rice has lots of activities for you. https://www.ststephensinf.org.uk/learning-1/covid-19-home-learning/pe-ideas-for-home 

 

 

Week 3 - 1st May 

Phonics

This week we will be learning a new skill. We are looking at words that end in 'tion'.  This is found in words like station, question and action. 

We have given you a story to read with words that end in tion, a sentence maker, a snap game and a powerpoint with some spelling mistakes in! (Can you copy the sentences out and fix them?). 

 

Please also learn the spelling list bellow.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

 

If you feel your child would benefit from some recapping some year 1 sounds please visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw 

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 TG_Y2_Summer_Unit12_Can you help Carnation.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 12 chain game.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 12 Operation Carnation.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 12 sentence maker.pdfDownload
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Spellings

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? 

station, question, fraction, potion, fiction, nation, addition, subtraction 

Writing

By the end of the week we would love a Non-Chronological report about wolves. - Do you remember that we have written lots of non-chronological reports in year two? We wrote them about owls and foxes in term 1 and we wrote 3 different non chronological reports about dinosaurs in term 3. 

Our Non- Chronological reports have all followed the same structure and had 4 parts. Introduction, What do they look like? What does it eat? Where do they live?

For each section we would like 4 or 5 sentences.

 

Day 1) - You will need to research wolves, find out as many facts as you can. It would be a good idea to record them on the template underneath this section so you remember them later in the week.

 

Day 2) - Write the introduction - a good way to start would be with a question. Do you know about wolves? (Children will remember starting non- chronological reports this way and this should remind them how to form the introduction.) 

 

Day 3) Write the section: What do they look like? - Try to challenge yourselves to use lots of adjectives (describing words). Think about if all Wolves look the same or do different types of wolves have different features? 

 

Day 4) Write the section: What do they eat? - Can you use scientific words like carnivore, herbivore, omnivore. You could also explain how they get their food and what helps them to eat.

 

Day 5) Write the section: Where do they live? In this section you could compare different places that different wolves live or explain what they have in common. 

 

GOOD NEWS! - Non-Chronological means it can be in any order so you can do day 3, 4 and 5 in any order you like! 

Here is an example from last year. If we were in school we would be reading Little Red Riding Hood so this example is based on the big bad wolf rather real life wolves. You can choose which one you would like to do. 

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Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This week try Summer Term Week 1 (20/4) activities (we started this after they published it so that is why that date is from two weeks ago)

 

Lesson 1) Find three quarters,   Lesson 2) Count in fractions   Lesson 3) Measure Length (cm)   Lesson 4) Measure Length (m)   Lesson 5) Friday maths challenge

Computing 

On Purple Mash - visit 2explore https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/2explore can you make a song?  You will be asked to login to access this. If you save it on purple mash your teacher can listen to it. 

Creative

Have you seen the video on Facebook that Mrs Nicholls organised? Ms Cruickshank and Mrs Cornelius used fruit and Mrs Crew used chalk to create their rainbows! How many different ways could you create a rainbow picture?

Science

On your daily walk, can you find or spot things that are living, dead or never been alive? For example a bird flying around is living, a flower that's been picked and dropped on the floor is dead and a road sign has never been alive.

 

Art

Do you remember all of the sketching skills that you learnt with Mrs Crew? You did a brilliantly detailed sketch of dinosaur skin. Can you sketch a picture of a leaf? How much detail can you include? Ask for feedback from someone in your house so you can have second and third attempts.

 

Geography 

Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk4j7nb and learn all about France. There are lots of activities that you can do. 

 

PE

Please visit the PE at home page where Ms Rice has lots of activities for you. https://www.ststephensinf.org.uk/learning-1/covid-19-home-learning/pe-ideas-for-home 

Week 2 - 24th April 

Phonics

This weeks Phonics is similar to last week as we are still looking at suffixes. This week, we are looking at what happens to words that end in e. You need to remove the e and add the suffix, for example 'hike - hiking, hope - hoped, hoping'. 

The first document is a set of ideas that you can use including how the spelling rule works. Can you think of as many words that follow this rule as you can? Write them in your books then use those words to create different types of sentences. 

 

From learning this try giving your child a spelling test with the words below.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

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 Year 2 Unit 11 bubble match.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 11 hike to the top and hike down.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 11 suffix word cards.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 11 words ending in -e bubble.pdfDownload
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Spellings

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences? 

hiking, hiker, hoped, hoping, nicer, shining, driving, taking.

Writing

 

By the end of the week, we would love a set of instructions for how to make something to eat. You can be creative about what this is. Hopefully we can have lots of different recipes! 

 

This link > https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-the-key-features-of-instructions-year-2-wk1-3/ will help you.

Day 1) Make the yummy thing you are going to write about. - This will need help from a grown up.

Day 2) Write down what you needed ( ingredients and tools) 

Day 3) Write down how you made your food.

Day 4) Improve your writing by adding bossy words, ( cut, chop, slice, mix) time words  ( first, next, then, after, finally) and adverbs (carefully, slowly, quickly, calmly - You might need your own words!)

Day 5) Send your recipe to a friend or member of the family who doesn't live in your house. Can they follow the instructions that you've written? 

Maths 

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This week try week 2 activities ( NOT SUMMER TERM WEEK 2)  (It's the second pink heading on the website)

 

Again, there are 5 lessons around fractions. 

Lesson 1) Recognise a third   Lesson 2) Find a third   Lesson 3) Unit fractions   Lesson 4) Non unit fractions   Lesson 5) Equivalence of a half and two quarters. 

Each lesson has a video to watch and a question sheet to answer. Don't worry if you don't have a printer you can always write them in the exercise book ( maybe a grown up can help with if the question needs drawing out) 

Creative activities. 

Try building us something from your recycling. - can it include at least one (empty) toilet roll? Please send us pictures of your creations! ( Try to plan them first!) 

 

Music - 

check out https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zr4nscw  a singing lesson led by Gareth Malone (He's no Mrs Manning but it's good fun)

 

History -

visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrb492p Learn how to be a historian! 

 

Something new...

Hola! Try a new skill! if you visit https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-2-wk1-2/ you can have a introduction to Spanish! 

 

Week 1 17th April 

Phonics 

Each week we will give you a document with ideas for a spelling rule to learn and some activities to help with this. 

This week we would like you to recap adding suffixes to the end of word when they end in the letter y. For example copy > copying > copied. The first document is a set of ideas that you can use including how the spelling rule works. Then there are three games you can complete, either download and print or make or write into your exercise books. 

From learning this try giving your child a spelling test with the words below.  - We'd love to know how you get on!

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 TG_Y2_Spring_Unit 10_Can you help the lazy princess.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 10 add my suffix.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 10 match my ending.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 10 reminder bubble -y words.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 10 suffix finder.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Unit 10 The Lazy Princess story and cards.pdfDownload
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Spellings 

Test your child with these at the end of the week. Can they apply these words in some super sentences?

copying, replied, prettiest, lazier, replying, worrier, carried, cried

Writing

By the end of the week we would love you to write us a story. Imagine that you are on your walk and you find a magic box. Your story will need to tell us, what is in the box or what does it do that makes it magic. You will need to have a problem ( something that goes wrong!) and a solution (How the problem is fixed) so that the story is really interesting. 

Day 1) Think of the characters that will be in the story. Draw a picture of them and describe them. You could think about what they look like, how they act, and what they like to do. 

Day 2) Think of the setting (where the story takes place). Draw a picture of it and describe it. Think about your senses, what can you see, hear, smell, feel? 

Day 3) Plan what is going to happen in the beginning, middle and end of the story, What problems could happen to the character and how could they be fixed? This is all about coming up with ideas and planning like the owl so you only need one or two simple sentences that can help you later on. 

Day 4 and 5. Write your story. Use the plan you created yesterday to help you think about what you need to write. Read your story to someone, can you edit and improve it?

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ This week try week 1 activities ( NOT SUMMER TERM WEEK 1)  (It's the first pink heading on the website)

 

For this week there are 5 lessons that are based around Fractions (This week should be a recap for children).

Lesson 1 is called make equal parts, Lesson 2 is called Recognise a half, Lesson 3 Find a half, Lesson 4 Regognise a quarter Lesson 5 Find a quarter 

Each lesson has a video to watch and a question sheet to answer. Don't worry if you don't have a printer you can always write them in the exercise book ( maybe a grown up can help with if the question needs drawing out) 

Creative activity

When you go on your daily walk, collect some natural materials like sticks and leaves. Then when you get home use these to create a self portrait - We'd love to see them if you'd like to send us a picture. 

 

Music - Try creating new words to a well known tune e.g. Frere Jacques or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.