Hi Year Two!
We hope that you are all ok. This week we have uploaded learning linked to Easter. We know that it would be the Easter holidays over the next two weeks, so you may want to have a complete break from learning at home over the next fortnight or spread some learning activities out over the next two weeks. It is entirely up to you and it is completely optional. We will not be uploading any Year Two learning next week…although there will be some fun whole school activities uploaded next Friday. You can always practice old learning too in the coming weeks to make sure you have really secured a skill.
To build on your learning from last week, we have created some Easter word problems. Read the word problem carefully to see if it is an add or take away problem before solving practically, pictorially or mentally. There is a help video to show you how to tackle word problems saved under the ‘School Video’ tab. Your grown-ups could write you some more word problems if you need extra practice.
Download the following document as a starting point to practice your word problems.
You can still practice addition and subtraction of 2 two digit numbers using the following online game.
If you need a little more time practicing adding or taking away ten from a two digit numbers, you could play the following game by selecting ‘Ten more or less’.
We practice our mental maths ten minutes every day at school. This week we are focusing on doubles. Year One have uploaded a doubles video that might be useful to watch to help you with this learning. We have included two documents to help you practice your doubles. You can also ask your parent to ask you quick fire double questions, such as 6 + 6 =.
If you feel confident recalling your doubles from 1 + 1 to 10 + 10, you can challenge yourself to learn other double facts e.g. if 2 + 2 = 4 then 20 + 20 = 40.
A further challenge would be to practice doubling by partitioning e.g. What is double 24? 20 + 20 = 40 and 4 + 4 = 8 so double 24 is 48.
You can also use ‘Hit the Button’ game, selecting ‘Doubles’ ‘Doubles to 10’. When you are comfortable with this learning, please challenge yourself to recalling doubles of higher numbers.
Please continue to practice your reading using books or e-books (Oxford Owl has a great selection online). We have also put a selection of books in the front porch at school for you to come and borrow.
We have uploaded the following Easter poem for you to read. Use your reading skills to decode the words and then have a go at answering the questions.
This year we have also been practicing reciting poetry. You could memorise a part of this poem and then perform it with a clear, loud voice and expression. If you record your poetry performance, then please email it to either Mrs Wilson or Miss Riley. We would love to watch your recital.
Last week you created commands for Mrs Wilson’s dog. This week we wondered if you could use your learning about commands to write a set of instructions. Watch the ‘How to make an Easter chick’ help video and have a go at making your own Easter chick. Then write a set of instructions to show each step. Don’t forget your instructions need to contain a verb and be clear.
To challenge yourself, you could extend each instruction with an adverb (slowly, carefully, securely, gently, etc) or a co-ordinating conjunction (and or but).
We would love to see your Easter chicks and instructions!
We have uploaded some Easter dictated sentences to practice your common exception words.
At the beginning of Year Two we learnt about the lifecycles of animals and plants. Now that it is spring, we thought we would revisit this learning as some creatures like sheep and birds have their babies at this time of year.
Could you create a lifecycle for an animal or a plant of your choice? You could draw your lifecycle or make a model or create it using ICT – the choice is yours! We look forward to seeing your finished lifecycles!
To help you, you could watch this clip…
In a few weeks, we plan to learn how to create a set of instructions (or an algorithm) to make an on screen robot move. To prepare you for this learning, we would like you to practice using the language of forwards, backwards, left, right and quarter turn. There is a help video to explain this learning saved under ‘School Videos’.
To start with, you could make a simple course or route in the house or garden and your family could give you instructions to move around the course e.g. one step forward, make a quarter turn left, two steps forward, quarter turn right, etc. You could then direct them using the same language.
After that, you could follow the instructions on the attached document to help the Easter bunny collect the eggs on the grid.
Finally, you could make your own grid and set of instructions. You could base it on the Easter bunny or anything else you like e.g. Mario collecting his stars, Thomas collecting his carriages, a fairy collecting wishes, etc.
In Year One you learnt how to make sliders and levers and then used this skill to create moving pictures. We wondered if you could revisit this learning to create an Easter moving picture. Watch the help video under the ‘School Video’ tab to explain how to do this.
You will need card and paper, collage materials or pens and some scissors.
We can’t wait to see what you make.