Year 2 Summer Term Home Learning Menu

Summer 2, Letter to Parents

Dear parents, carers and children,

 

Welcome back for the second half of the Summer Term!  Thank you for all your pictures and messages – we have loved seeing what you’ve done.  Well done to all the families who have been learning at home together.  Parents, we appreciate how challenging it is to work from home, ‘home-school’ and care for your children all at once and please be reassured – if your children have been generally happy, curious and relaxed, you’ve done a great job!  Children, well done for having a go at the activities your grown-ups have been doing with you – keep up the good work!  We can tell that you enjoyed the pirate topic immensely.

Clearly, there is no news yet about when Year 2 will be allowed to return to school but we shall continue to remain in contact with you as before, including weekly updates on the web site.  We are still contactable at any time through email and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and to support and help where we can.

mbreeze@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk and danielle@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk

Hello from Mrs Young

Hello everyone. I am very excited to be back with you all, even in these interesting and very different circumstances! I am sad that I won’t be able to spend time with you all in the classroom at the moment, but I look forward to seeing your faces on Zoom over the next few weeks.

English and Maths

The Topic Menu contains topic-related ideas for learning in English and maths.  Additionally, the weekly updates will give you further ideas to use, if you wish.  We know that lots of you have invested in work books and if they have worked for you, do carry on.  We are very happy to answer specific questions about maths and English, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Topic

This half term, we are learning all about how art and music tell us stories and affect our feelings.  We will also learn about how plants grow and spread their seeds to create new plants.   We are going to look at a painting, a poem and a piece of music that are all animal-related.  Have a look at the Topic menu for some ideas for activities to explore our theme.  We really enjoyed hearing about how you interpreted last half-term’s theme and about all the fantastic activities you did.  Please feel free to go off on your own learning adventures, whether they are related to the topic, or not!

Website – Stoke Climsland home learning page

We will continue to build on the home learning section for Year 2:

 

http://www.stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk/home_learning/year_2/year_2.html

 

It is worth repeating the websites we gave you in our first ever home learning letter.  Some were offering generous free access to their entire sites at that point and may have scaled down their offer now but all have some resources which you can access for free:

  • A wealth of resources to support all areas of learning.

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

 

 

  • A fun game to support multiplication/division/number bonds/halving/doubling.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

  • A fun game to support learning number bonds

https://www.mathplayground.com/number_bonds_20.html

 

  • Mental arithmetic – you ask a question they splat the answer

 

 

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

As ever, we are here for you, so please do contact us for help and advice!

 

With very best wishes,

The Year 2 Team

Mrs Young, Mrs Yardley and Mrs Breeze

Summer 2, Home Learning Menu

Please use this link to access the resources to go with our home learning menu:

 

Year 2

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WhHKdVRqyYH5VurlHbpXgldfqhll-tdq?usp=sharing

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Summer 1 Menu and Updates

Home Learning Menu Update, Week 6

Please open the PDF below for the full document.

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Week 5 Update

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Week 4 Update

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Week 4 update (w/c 4 .5.20)

 

Dear Year 2,

Wow, it was so much fun seeing some of you on zoom for our first class catch up! You all looked really well and were very brave saying hello and sharing some of the fantastic things you have been up to. This week is a bank holiday week, so all give yourselves a day off on Friday. Maybe you could plan some fun VE day activities or celebrate with a picnic in the lounge or garden (don’t forget the Queens favourite, cucumber sandwiches).

We love seeing what you’ve been up to!  If you have done something you’re proud of and would like to share, do email us: mbreeze@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk or eli@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk and, if you would like, we can share it on the new tab in the Year 2 Home Learning section of the website.  Have a look at what is already there… you might see some familiar faces!

http://www.stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk/home_learning/year_2/what_we_ve_been_doing.html

 

 

Maths

This week, we would really like you to keep practicing your times tables and writing and reading numbers to 100. Can you teach someone at home how to recognise number bonds to 10, 20 and even to 100?

If you would like to practice timetables by accessing Times Tables Rockstars please, email Mrs Wiltshire or Mrs Breeze and we will give you your individual secret login and password.

What about the snappy crocodile we learnt about in maths?

Here is a link to a great game that uses the crocodile symbols to compare numbers. You were all really good at this! Don’t forget the crocodile always eats the most! What symbol do we use if the numbers are the same?

 

https://www.abcya.com/games/comparing_number_values                                    

 

English

Have you read a really good book while school has been shut?  If you have, why not write a book review?  Other people love book recommendations and it can help us to choose what to read next.  Remember, it doesn’t matter if you’ve read to your family of if they have read to you, it’s all reading and a little bit every day goes a long way J .  This week’s Guided Reading pack, which includes comprehension, vocabulary and SPaG activities, is all about exercise!  If you are going out for your daily exercise each day, why not see if you can find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet?   

What have you found out about pirates so far?  We bet you could make a book or a fact file to share your information!  Our favourite bit is always the pictures…

 

Butterflies

You’ll never guess what!!

The caterpillars we collected last autumn have begun to emerge from their chrysalises. They are beautiful and happily flew off as we let them go. I wonder if you can find out what type of butterfly they are? You could share some facts you discover with us.

 

      

Topic

As an extra for our topic, this week, maybe you could find out a local Pirate or famous smuggler. Can you find out about Silas Finn, famous Cornish Smuggler who lived in Portwrinkle? Why do you think he was called Finnygook? Can you remember from our mining topic what a Gook is?

https://www.mazedtales.org/content/stories/finnygook

Are there any other tales of smugglers you can tell us about?

If you need any help or support, do contact us, we would love to hear from you!  Our email addresses are above.

Best wishes for the week ahead,

Mrs Wiltshire, Mrs Breeze and Mrs Yardley xxx

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Week 3 Update

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Week 3 update (w/c 27.4.20)

 

Dear Year 2,

Welcome to another week in our strange new world!  We have enjoyed catching up with you on the phone and hearing about how you’re getting on.  We love seeing what you’ve been up to!  If you have done something you’re proud of and would like to share, do email us: mbreeze@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk or eli@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk and, if you would like, we can share it on the new tab in the Year 2 Home Learning section of the website.  Have a look at what is already there… you might see some familiar faces!

http://www.stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk/home_learning/year_2/what_we_ve_been_doing.html

Maths

This week there is a new maths activity; have you seen the new BBC bite size daily activities? They are really good! Here are a couple of maths activities you could have a try this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zn9fy9q - this is a link to Friday’s challenges, can you give your brain a stretch and have a go?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7cthbk - here is a link to make numbers in different ways. You were really good at this when we did it in class. Can you find some new ways of making amounts? You could use toys or natural objects you could find in your garden? Use different objects to represent the 10s and 1s.

Here are pictures of different amounts; leaves are 10s and stones are 1s. What are the numbers?

English

Daily reading (both reading and hearing an adult read) is so very important so please keep this up.  We are providing and new Guided Reading pack for this week, which includes comprehension, vocabulary and SPaG work.  Remember, it’s a case of do as much or as little as you feel able but the reading part will help to keep your skills polished! 

Has anyone created a pirate character yet?  We would love to meet them…  Perhaps we could create a ‘Rogues Gallery’ to scare the staff at school!

Topic

Why not explore Sir Francis Drake’s ship, The Golden Hind? We think it’s fascinating!  This is a good place to start: https://goldenhind.co.uk/.

Ask an adult to help you to do some research.  What is the difference between a pirate, a smuggler and a wrecker?   Why was Cornwall the perfect place to do these jobs (hint: look at pictures of the coastline…)?

 

If you need any help or support, do contact us, we would love to hear from you!  Our email addresses are above.

Best wishes for the week ahead,

Mrs Wiltshire, Mrs Breeze and Mrs Yardley xxx

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Week 2

Hello everyone,

We hope you have settled into the - rather strange - first week of the new term. We have enjoyed finding out about the different fun and interesting things you have been up to.

Maths

Here are some ideas for the next week's maths if you feel that you are ready to move on.

As we maintain, there is no pressure for you complete eveything and feel free to dip in and out of what works best for you and your family.

If you take a look at the White Rose website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ there is a weekly program of lessons which you can follow. They begin with a introduction lesson, this is then followed by an activity. These are great if your child feels like they need a structure of lessons to follow. If you don't have printer you can always copy the activites on to a piece of paper. This is what I have been doing when I have used them.
 

If you fancy something more practical, you could use a tape measure or ruler to measure different objects inside and outside your house. Attached is a sheet that you can use if you wish.

English

For English, we are providing a guided reading activity, with related tasks that you can use over the week.  The answers are at the end, so don't worry if you aren't sure!  Again, this is a case of doing as much or as little as you wish but daily reading with an adult (or from an adult, e.g. reading a story) is a really brilliant and important way of keeping in touch with English skills.  

 

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Week 2

Hello everyone,

We hope you have settled into the - rather strange - first week of the new term. We have enjoyed finding out about the different fun and interesting things you have been up to.

Maths

Here are some ideas for the next week's maths if you feel that you are ready to move on.

As we maintain, there is no pressure for you complete eveything and feel free to dip in and out of what works best for you and your family.

If you take a look at the White Rose website: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ there is a weekly program of lessons which you can follow. They begin with a introduction lesson, this is then followed by an activity. These are great if your child feels like they need a structure of lessons to follow. If you don't have printer you can always copy the activites on to a piece of paper. This is what I have been doing when I have used them.
 

If you fancy something more practical, you could use a tape measure or ruler to measure different objects inside and outside your house. Attached is a sheet that you can use if you wish.

English

For English, we are providing a guided reading activity, with related tasks that you can use over the week.  The answers are at the end, so don't worry if you aren't sure!  Again, this is a case of doing as much or as little as you wish but daily reading with an adult (or from an adult, e.g. reading a story) is a really brilliant and important way of keeping in touch with English skills.  

 

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Summer Term Home Learning Menu

Dear parents, carers and children,

 

We hope you are well and have been managing to enjoying the sunshine. We have really enjoyed speaking to you and cannot wait for another chat to hear what you have been up to since.

Ahoy, me hearties! Our topic this term, as we're hoping you have guessed, is all about smugglers and pirates!  

We have provided a menu which includes lots of ideas of things to do, linked to this topic.  We hope there are enough activities on the menu so that you can select the ideas that suit you and your children.  Some of the activities have supporting resources, which we will put on the website too.  There is no pressure or expectation for you to complete them all. 

 If you would like us to give more guidance or ideas, please feel free to send an email to eli@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk  or mbreeze@stoke-climsland.cornwall.sch.uk and we'll do what we can. 

Please continue to read each day and practise your times tables but, most importantly, take care of yourselves and enjoy your time together.

We miss you all!

 

Mary Breeze and Eli Wiltshire

 

 

N.B. To use any links, please open the PDF below.

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Linked Resources

File icon: pdf treasure map example [pdf 810KB] Click to download
File icon: docx The One Piece of Paper Pirate Ship Challenge [docx 19KB] Click to download
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File icon: pdf Pirate Treasure Map [pdf 810KB] Click to download
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