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Year Two

Friday 4th March 2022

Good morning home learners, happy Friday! Here is today’s learning for you to complete.

 

Maths

In maths, I would like you to continue to look at patterns. Please create repeating patterns at home using different 2D and 3D shapes. You could draw 2D shapes on paper to create 2D shape repeating patterns or get creative with tins of beans, old shoe boxes, dice and more to create 3D shape repeating patterns. Have fun!

 

Phonics

Visit the school’s website and choose another phonics PowerPoint from your phase to follow. You can also visit Phonics Play to practise and read your letters and sounds reading book at home.

 

Guided Reading

On a Friday, we spend some time reading for pleasure. Please get comfy with your favourite book and get reading. Enjoy!

 

English

We are continuing to write our story about Mabel and her sister from the book ‘Stardust’. Please re-listen to the book and stop after Mabel, her sister and Nana have made their scarfs. I would like you to think about how Mabel’s lovely scarf would feel. I’ll give you some ideas to help start you off; soft, fluffy and cosy. Jot down your ideas on a piece of paper.

We are going to write a sentence using three of the adjectives we used to describe the scarf. Here is my sentence “Mabel’s scarf was soft, fluffy and cosy”. Don’t forget your possessive apostrophe!

We are also going to use the suffix ‘-er’ to compare Mabel’s scarf to her sister’s. See if you can add ‘-er’ on to the end of the words you used in your sentence. Do they work well? We are going to use them now. Here is my next sentence; “But her sister’s scarf was softer, fluffier and cosier”.

Use my sentence structures to create your own sentences with your own adjectives and words ending in the suffix ‘-er’. I can’t wait to read them!

If you would like, you could use your ‘jealous’ words from yesterday to write a sentence describing how Mabel might be feeling.

 

Have a fantastic Friday at home and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday 3rd March 2022

Good morning home learners, I hope you are having a lovely day so far. Here are today’s lessons.

 

Maths

We are continuing with shape in maths and today we will be looking at patterns in a sequence of 2D and 3D shapes. Please follow my PowerPoint at home and complete the worksheets. You could try and make your own patterns out of 2D and 3D shapes at home, I would love to see some pictures!

 

Phonics

Visit the school’s phonics phase and select a PowerPoint to practise your phase. After that, please practise by playing games on Phonics Play.

 

English

We are having an experience day in English today! We are thinking about what it feels like to be jealous and how Mabel must be feeling in our story. Watch the clip from Boss Baby through the link below and think about how the big brother must be feeling. Jot down your ideas, they will be helpful tomorrow.

You can also think about and write down times you have felt jealous of others and why. Keep hold of this for tomorrow too, it will help when you are writing your sentences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WpO5zPo8Dg&list=WL&index=1

 

PE
We are doing PE today. We are working as a team and improving our teamwork skills when playing invasion games like football or basketball. You could practise your football and basketball skills at home in the garden, if you are able to. If not, please get active inside by completing some fitness activities. You could do some jogging, skipping or star jumps!

 

Have a wonderful day

 

Miss Oldfield

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Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Good morning home learners, I hope you are feeling well today. Here is today’s work for you to complete at home.

 

Maths

We are drawing 2D shapes today in class. I have uploaded the PowerPoint for you to follow. You will need your pencil and some paper. Please use the special geometric paper I have uploaded, but if you can only use plain, that will also be fine. After you have worked through the slides, please have a go at the worksheet.

 

Phonics

Please visit the school’s phonics page and choose a PowerPoint for your phase. Miss Breen’s voice will help you. When you have revised some sounds, visit Phonics Play and practise with some games. Enjoy!

 

English

In English, we have started to write a new story all about the book ‘Stardust’ by Jeanne Willis. You can listen to the book on the link below. Today, I want you to look at the picture of Mabel at the window looking up at the night sky. Think about what she might be thinking when she’s looking at the sky, what can she see and how would she describe it? Jot down some adjectives to describe the sky. I’ll give you a few to start you off, magical, amazing and incredible.

We are going to write two sentences using some of these words. I am going to choose my favourite adjectives from my ideas. I am now going to put them into my sentences; “Mabel looked up at the amazing, magical sky. It was incredible!”. Use my sentence structure with your own ideas to make your own sentence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO_ssHa3m2I

 

Have a fantastic day!

Miss Oldfield

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Monday 7th February 2022

Good morning home learners. Here is today’s work to complete if you are feeling well.

Maths

We are continuing to look at money for the rest of this week. Please follow the video link below and complete the worksheet.

https://vimeo.com/479815623

 

Phonics

Visit the school’s phonics page and find a sound to practise from your phase, Miss Breen’s voice will guide you. You can also visit Phonics Play to practise. Mrs Whitehead's group are practising Phase 5 revision today and will be looking at the alternative ways to spell the 'ar' phoneme. Please practise this on Phonics Play.

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

 

Guided Reading

This week Year Two are performing some poetry for children’s mental health week. I have uploaded the poems we will be performing in school. Please practise them at home. Once you have learned them you could give a performance at home. We are performing in school on Thursday, so keep practising this week ready for performance day.

 

English

In school, we are starting to plan our independent piece of writing. You will be completing some work based on Neil Armstrong. I have uploaded the planning document for you to do. Try and make sure you are using all the shapes and you are looking at the pictures in the circles to meet the success criteria. You can look at the work you have done over the last week to help you.

 

This afternoon in school we will be going to PE and singing. Try and get active at home, hopefully you can get some fresh air in your garden. If not, make sure you are exercising safely inside (please don’t break anything!) You can also practise your singing skills by putting on your favourite song and singing along, enjoy!

 

Have a wonderful day,

Miss Oldfield

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Friday 4th February 2022

Good morning home learners, happy Friday! I have uploaded today’s work below.

 

Maths

On a Friday, we focus on our arithmetic skills. Today we are recapping how to add two 2-digit numbers together using column addition. Work through my PowerPoint and try and answer each of the questions on paper before checking your answers with mine. Once you have done that, please complete the questions on the final slide yourself.

 

Guided Reading

Today is our reading for pleasure day so please grab your favourite book, get cosy and get reading!

 

English

We are completing our final sentence stacking lesson today. We are asking Neil Armstrong one last question. I want you to think about what Neil would have been thinking once they had launched in Apollo 11 and the astronauts were on their way to the moon. What do you think it would have been like? Create a question using ‘How?’ for Neil to answer. My question is ‘How was the view from the moon?’

Once you have completed your question, think about how you would answer if you were Neil. Use a simile and lots of adjectives in your answer, for example, ‘the earth looked like a tiny, green and blue marble floating in dark, empty space’. If you are feeling inspired, you could write some more sentences to tell me how Neil would be feeling following this sight. E.g. ‘It was mesmerising, it was stunning, it was exhilarating’.

 

History

In history today we are learning about primary and secondary sources. Follow the PowerPoint I have created below to learn all about the different sources. Once you have been through the slides, order the pictures into the right boxes. You can use my slides to help you know which picture belongs to each explorer. Finally, use my stem sentences to compare the adventurers the explorers had. Think about what was the same and what was different.

 

Have a lovely day and fantastic weekend,

Miss Oldfield

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Thursday 3rd February 2022

Good morning home learners. I hope you are having a nice day so far. Here is today’s work for you to complete.

 

Maths

Today we are looking at making the same amount of money out of different coins. For example, I could make £2.50 out of a £2 coin and 50p. I could also make the same amount of money out of 2 £1 coins and 50p. Watch and follow along with the video below then have a go at the worksheet. I’ve been super impressed by the work I have seen so far, keep it up!

https://vimeo.com/471402395 

 

Phonics

Log onto the school’s website or visit Phonics Play to practise your phonics skills today. My group and Mrs Whitehead’s group are completing our handwriting lesson today so please practise using your best handwriting to write some sentences. You can also practise writing out your spellings in the neatest handwriting you can.

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

 

English

We are asking another ‘What?’ question in our writing today. Watch the clip below and think about why people in America wanted to go to space. Why did President John F. Kennedy think it was important? Use a ‘What?’ question to ask Neil Armstrong about becoming an astronaut. My question is “Why did you become and astronaut?” After this, I want you to think about the challenge going to the moon would have presented NASA and the astronauts. What adjectives can you collect to describe that challenge? Once you have collected your amazing adjectives write an answer to either your own question or to mine. To give you a starter, here is my answer to my question “In 1957, the ‘Space Race’ began.  President John F. Kennedy set the USA the ultimate challenge. Landing on the moon!” Good luck with your sentences, remember I love reading them so please send them in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7HvxDhlI6U

 

PE

This afternoon we are practising shooting and aiming for targets when using a ball with our hands and feet. Grab a ball from home and try and get outside and practise shooting and aiming for a target. Remember what we have learned about chest passes, underarm throwing and the instep pass when we have been passing to others. If you can't get outside, you could always practise dribbling and aiming around your home with something soft that won’t break anything, like a pair of socks.

 

Have a great day,

Miss Oldfield

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Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Good morning home learners, happy Wednesday! Here is some work for you to try and complete at home. I’ve loved seeing your excellent work so far, thank you for sending it in to me!

 

Maths

We are still looking at money today so please follow the video link and complete the worksheet.

https://vimeo.com/479814464

 

Phonics

Please visit the school’s phonics page and choose a sound you want to practise. Alternatively, you can visit Phonics Play and practise by playing some games. Mrs Whitehead’s group are completing some games to practise the ‘-er’ and ‘-est’ spelling rule today. I have attached their activity for you to try but you can also play games on Phonics Play.

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources 

 

English

We are sentence stacking today for our interview with Neil Armstrong. Today we are going to ask another ‘What?’ question. In the story 'I am Neil Armstrong', we learn that Neil loves to anything to do with planes. What question could you ask Neil about planes? My question is “When did you get into flying?” For the next part of our lesson, you can either answer your own question or mine. I want you to use some super adjectives and subordinating conjunctions to answer the question.

 

DT

This afternoon in DT we are thinking about the outfits we have designed for Traction Man. You could design another outfit at home and make it out of paper. You could also try and create an outfit for one of your toys at home out of any spare pieces of material you can find. Think about how the pieces of material need to go together and how you could attach them to each other. I would love to see what you create!

 

Have a wonderful day,

Miss Oldfield

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Tuesday 1st February 2022

Good morning home learners, I hope you are all feeling well. Here is today’s work.

Maths

We are continuing to learn about money today. Grab your pencil and some paper and follow along with the video at home. Once you have done that, complete the worksheet.

https://vimeo.com/471402395

 

Phonics

Follow the link below to the school’s phonics page and look at your phase. You can choose a PowerPoint to follow, Miss Breen’s voice will guide you through it. You can also play games on Phonics Play. If you are in Mrs Whitehead’s group you can practise learning this week’s spellings and spelling rule.

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

 

English

In English today we are continuing to sentence stack our interview with Neil Armstrong. At home, you can write your first question for your interview. Can you use the subordinating conjunction ‘when’ in your question? After you have written your question, complete some research on Neil Armstrong by looking at the BBC Bitesize page and listening to ‘I am Neil Armstrong’ again. Use lots of your amazing adjectives and try to use some subordinating conjunctions (if, but, because and when) to answer your question as if you are Neil Armstrong.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/z4w3mfr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFXEA7hnTmE

 

RE

In RE today we are learning the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. Watch the video through the link below to learn more about the story. We are acting out the story using lollipop stick puppets in school. You could do something similar at home, or why not act it out with some of your toys? Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6rj9cAJrWE

 

Have a great day,

Miss Oldfield

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Monday 31st January 2022

Good morning to those of you at home. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have uploaded some work for you, if you are feeling up to it.

 

Maths

We are continuing to look at money in maths. Follow the link below to watch the video then complete the worksheet I have uploaded.

https://vimeo.com/471307831

 

Phonics

You can practise your phonics phase by visiting the school’s website on the link below. Follow the PowerPoints and Miss Breen’s instructions. You can also play games on Phonics Play.  Enjoy!

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

 

English

Today in English we are looking at subordinating conjunctions and different types of sentences. Follow the PowerPoint I have uploaded and look at the word document to complete your own sentences.

 

Singing and PE

This afternoon year two will be taking part in PE and singing. For PE, find some time to get active around your house or in the garden. You could do some fitness exercises or some jogging. You can also practise your singing skills by putting on your favourite song and singing along.

 

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Oldfield

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Friday 28th January 2022

Good morning home learners and happy Friday! Here is some work for you to have a go at today, if you are feeling well enough.

 

Maths

We are doing some arithmetic work in class today. We are thinking about adding 2-digit numbers and 1-digit numbers. Think about the different methods you could use. You could use counters in a place value chart, use column addition or count on a number line. Have a go at using the different methods to answer the questions on the stickers.

 

Guided Reading

On a Friday we always have reading for pleasure. Settle down somewhere comfy with your favourite book and get reading, enjoy!

 

English

In English today we are completing our second writing for pleasure session! Today, Mrs Haines has given us the start of a story all about a dog called Sammy. Look through the PowerPoint and think about how you could carry on your story. Fill in the plot point map as your plan and then start writing! I would love to read them.

 

History

This afternoon we are learning more about Neil Armstrong. Follow the link to the BBC Bitesize website and watch the video. Your job is to find out as much as you can about Neil Armstrong from the video and BBC Bitesize page and make a beautiful poster telling everyone all about his amazing life.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/z4w3mfr

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Thursday 27th January 2022

Good morning home learners. I hope you are feeling well today.

 

Maths

We are continuing with our work on money today. Please follow the link below and complete the worksheet.

https://vimeo.com/471307411

 

Phonics

In phonics, we are continuing to look at our phases. Please log onto the school’s website and practise some of the sounds for your phase. The PowerPoints will guide you. You can also play lots of fun games on Phonics Play. Enjoy!

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

 

Guided Reading

Listen again to the story ‘Into the Forest’ then complete the journal activity for today. You will need to use some super spotting and to use your inference skills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKLXwj7s-1Y

 

English

In English, we are starting to write our sentences. I would like you to think about the story ‘I am Neil Armstrong’ that you listened to yesterday. You need to write a title for your interview, for example, ‘an interview with awesome American astronaut Neil Armstrong’. You can think of some amazing adjectives to describe Neil Armstrong to use in your title.

Once you have done that, write a few sentences explaining who Neil Armstrong is. Why is he famous? What did he do? Where did he go? Use at least three of the 5Ws in your writing, you should have plenty of ideas from yesterday.

 

As always, feel free to email any work to me through the office, I love to see what you’ve been getting up to!

 

Miss Oldfield

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Wednesday 26th January 2022

Good morning home learners, I hope you are feeling well today. I have some work here for you to try and complete at home if you are feeling up to it.

 

Maths

In maths, we are continuing to look at money. Grab a pencil and some paper, follow the video link below and then complete the worksheet.

https://vimeo.com/471306740

 

Phonics

As always, you can practise your phonics skills on the school’s phonics page. Find a sound (or sounds!) from your phonics phase and get started. Miss Breen’s voice will guide you through the PowerPoints. You can also practise by playing games on Phonics Play.

https://www.stfrancis.bradford.sch.uk/learning/knowledge-rich/phonics-1

 

Guided Reading

Just like we do every Wednesday, in guided reading today we are completing our comprehension questions. Listen to the story ‘Into the Forest’ again then complete the questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKLXwj7s-1Y

 

English

In English we are learning more about the different shapes we are going to use in our writing. We are focusing on the 5Ws today. The 5Ws are; Who, What, When, Where and Why. Today I would like you to watch the video of the Apollo 11 launch and think about the 5Ws. What questions could you ask that use the 5Ws? Jot them down on some paper, they will come in handy later in the week! Once you have finished, watch the video of Tim Peake (a real-life astronaut!) answering some questions. Can you spot the 5Ws in the questions or in Tim’s answers? Have a go at writing some questions for Tim Peake yourself.

Apollo 11 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ufJ7lcr08

Tim Peake – https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/42283275

 

Have a fantastic day at home, keep up the hard work!

 

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Tuesday 25th January 2022

Good morning to those of you at home! Here is some work for you to be getting on with if you are feeling well. 

Maths
We are starting to look at money today in Maths. Grab a pencil and some paper and follow along with the video link below. Once you have watched the video, complete the worksheet. 
Phonics
In phonics, you can practise your skills by playing games on Phonics Play or have a look at the school's phonics page and practise some sounds. Enjoy!
English
In English we are starting our next piece of writing, an interview with a famous person. You can listen to the story all about Neil Armstrong through the link below. Think about everything Neil has done and draw a picture to show which achievement you think is the best. 
Guided Reading
The week we are reading Anthony Browne's Into the Forest. You can listen to the story here. 
Have a fantastic day! 
Miss Oldfield

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