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Week Beginning Monday 20th April

Good morning Year 2. 

I hope you all had a lovely holiday week in the sunshine. I certainly did- I don't think my gardens have ever been so neat and tidy. Once again, I will upload the whole weeks home learning tasks. You may choose to complete each activity for each day or spend a couple of days on the English tasks, then the next few days focusing on Maths etc. Lancashire have now produced home learning support for English which we will now be following. I have attached the whole weeks plan above to support parents but will break it down on here for the children. 

English: This week we will be reading stories by Julia Donaldson and will get to know some of your favourite characters a little better. Today we will be reading The Gruffalo. If you have this book at home read it aloud together. If you haven't click on the link and listen to the story. Join in with words and phrases you know.

The Gruffalo - Read by Alan Mandel

For my nephew Yari on his 2nd birthday. The Gruffalo is a modern classic written by the incomparable Julia Donaldson and beautifully illustrated by Axel Sche...

As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Gruffalo in your home learning book. 
Look at the words and phrases you have collected and talk about the meanings of any unknown words, e.g. tusks, claws, jaws, underground, knobbly, turned-out toes, wart etc. Can you say your words in a new different sentence? 
Ask your child to write some sentences to describe the Gruffalo, using vocabulary from within the text. They may choose to re-write the lines in rhyme or simply write as a paragraph. Either is fine!
Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together. 

Maths: This week in maths we will be learning about Number and Place Value.

Next open the document 'Ordering Numbers 3 in a Row' attached below this post. You will need another player to play against. Use dice to create a 2 digit number or use a device and search for random number generator 0-100. Using two different colours place your number on the number line. The winner is the player who gets 3 of their numbers together in a row. 

Topic: Complete the 2Dos on Purple Mash called 'Plants Labelling' and 'Plants Labelling and Growing'. Then complete the activities attached below or access it on Purple Mash by searching 'Plant Structure'. 

Take care

Miss Rigby

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning Year 2. 

English: Todays focus is the Mouse from The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child.  As in day one, if you have access to ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, share and enjoy the story. Alternatively, access the story here:

The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

For my niece Ayla on her 2nd birthday. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. But one wild and windy night the Gruffa...

As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Big Bad Mouse’ and write them in your home learning book. Just like yesterday, explore the meanings of new words and put them into new sentence. Write some sentences about the ‘Big Bad Mouse’. As well as using some of the vocabulary from book, how else might you describe the mouse? e.g.clever, cunning, brave etc. Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Maths:  Continue to learn about numbers and place value on number lines and using equipment. Visit the BBC Bitesize page 'Showing numbers up to 100 in different ways'.

Watch the video clip and work through the presentation. Then there are 2 Twinkl activities at the bottom of the page. If you don't have access to a printer then you can talk through the activities and record in your home learning book. 

Topic: You have learnt about animal life cycles at home and now we are going to learn about plant life cycles. Watch the BBC Clip, Video and Play the Quiz at the end

Open the life cycle game you completed during your animal life cycles work but this time select 'flower'. 

Arrange the pictures in to the correct order of a plants life cycle. 

Take care

Miss Rigby

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Year 2. 

English: Today we will read a different Julia Donaldson story. We will learn about the Giant from The Smartest Giant in Town. As previously, if you have access to the text, share and enjoy. Alternatively, access the story here:

Fraser Reads "The Smartest Giant In Town" by Julia Donaldson

As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Giant. (Note; these will only feature in the opening pages. The Giant’s character is then revealed more by his actions). Next, watch the Smartest Giant in Town song

The Smartest Giant in Town Song

Discuss and sequence all the Giant’s kind deeds. Try and use abverbs of time first, then, next, after, finally when you list his kind deeds. How might you describe him as a character? Write down your adjectives in your home learning book. Finally, look at your list and are there any words that could be improved.

Word Hippo to improve simpler word choices, e.g. kind, caring, thoughtful, generous, selfless, charitable. Write a few sentences to describe the Giant. Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

Maths: Today we will continue learning about reading scales on a number line but looking at graphs. Graphs are used when you have collected data from lots of people and it allows us to read and interpret this information easily.

Topic: We will be learning about what a plant needs to be healthy. On Twinkl search for 'What Does a Healthy Plant Need PowerPoint' and read through the information. If you are struggling to access the PowerPoint then email me and I can send it to you. 

Take care

Miss Rigby

Good morning Year 2. 

English: Today we will be reading the story Superworm. As previously, if you have access to the text, share and enjoy. Alternatively, access a reading of the text here: 

Superworm! Read aloud children's book

Children's book read aloud. Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Discuss any new words and what they mean such as lasso, mope, fishing line etc. Talk about all the reasons the animals think that Superworm is a superhero. What does Superworm do for them? Also look at the double page later in the book which also shows lots of other things he does. Create a poem starting each line with 'Superworm the ________'. Include all the actions including those towards the end on the double page. Check spelling and punctuation together. Perform your poem to your family adding actions. You can record these and send them to me to share or decorate the border of your poem and send a photo to me. 

Superworm the lasso,

Superworm the skipping rope,

Superworm the fishing line 

Superworm the ______

Superworm the ______

Superworm the ______ (and so on)

Conclude your poem with the repeated verse;

Superworm is super long,

Superworm is super-strong,

Watch him wiggle, See him squirm,

Hip, hip hurray for Superworm!

Maths: Today we will be learning about pictograms. This is another graph which uses pictures to show data collected.

Complete the pictogram activity attached. Remember that sometimes 1 symbol could represent 2 5 or 10 people so always check what the symbol is worth. Alternatively you could complete your own pictogram by opening the Twinkl PowerPoint link.

Topic: There are lots of lovely ideas you can do during your time at home to learn about growing a healthy plant. You can simply plant seeds, care for your plant and watch it grow. With this activity you could keep a plant diary. Many templates can be found online. Alternatively you could carry out an investigation, where you plant a number of seeds in different pots and put them in different conditions. I have attached three different investigation sheets below if you want to give one of them a try. 

Take care

Miss Rigby

This investiagtion allows you to explore what happens when seeds and plants are in different temperatures. 

1 star- easy

2 star- medium

3 star- harder

This investiagtion allows you to explore what happens when seeds and plants get different amounts of sunlight. 

1 star- easy

2 star- medium

3 star- harder

This investiagtion allows you to explore what happens when seeds and plants get different amounts of water. 

1 star- easy

2 star- medium

3 star- harder

Good morning Year 2. 

English: Today we will review all characters we've looked at this week. Re-read all your character descriptions from across the week. Which is your favourite character? Who would you most like to meet? What might you ask them? Encourage your child to support and extend their answers with reasons, e.g. My favourite is the … because I like the part when he ….. Record responses in writing. Create some Top Trumps character cards for each of the characters looked at this week. Alternatively, replace some with your own favourite Julia Donaldson characters, e.g. Stickman, Barley and Betty, the witch from Room on the Broom, Zog etc. See the file attached if you would like to make the top trump cards. 

Maths: Today I would like you to play this graph game. On Top Marks and search for Interpreting Data. Click on the children's faces to collect their data. Then complete the tally table by putting the digit for each tally. Work through the different graphs and levels. Read the scale on the block graph carefully and also check what each symbol is worth on the pictogram. 

Topic: When you're out with your family look out for plants and trees in your local area. Do they look healthy? How can you tell? Are they fully grown or have they just started? Take photos and then research the names when you get home. I've attached a Twinkl Home Learning Plant Booklet below with further ideas and activities you could complete during your time at home. 

Take care

Miss Rigby

This booklet has of lots of fun activities to continue to learn about what plants need to grow. Send any activities or photos to me over the next couple of weeks. 
This week the children will be recapping on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculation. The file attached demonstrates the strategies that the children are taught in class. This can be used to support the children and parents. 
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