Hello Year 2!

I am really enjoying seeing all of your lovely work! I have had so many emails to respond to and I am blown away by all your innovative designs, projects and craft ideas. I am missing seeing you all every day and it is nice to speak to you all every Monday to see how you are and chat about what you have all been up to during the lockdown. I love how happy many of you sound on the phone when I call and last week many of you even answered your grown-ups phone yourself – very grown up. Make sure you aren’t just doing lots of work, keep active and get some fresh air whenever you can.  Playing outside is a great way to exercise and keep your heart and brain healthy. It is important not to be stressed at this time so please don’t worry about completing everything I set, it’s about spending time with your family and completing work when you can. It has been so nice that many of you have been sharing your work with me via the email year2@eastbierleyprimary.com and I would love to see more of our class appearing on Twitter! I am more than happy to forward photographs to Mrs Upham for Twitter with your permission but don’t forget you can also upload it yourself by tweeting us at @eastbierleyPS.

I have seen that lots of you are completing learning online, this is lovely to see and I will make sure I send you comments on all your hard work as soon as I can. Kahoots are very popular this week, I know a few of you have had some problems but many of you have completed more than one which is fantastic, hopefully it will work for everyone next week.   This week Lucy and I will be making some jellyfish and under the sea creatures using any junk modelling we can find around the house. Feel free to do the same and send me your creative ideas, last week’s Elmer challenge was amazing and I hope you all enjoyed seeing some of your friends craft too.

This week we are going to be learning more about the ocean. This week’s Kahoots are focused on fractions in maths, tenses in SPaG, key comprehension skills in guided reading,  physical and human features in geography and how plants grow from seeds in science.

Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you,

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Miss Papamichael

Weekly Maths Tasks

Can you have a look at the lessons on White Rose Maths online. Summer Term Week 1 will be a great starting point to finding doubles! How many doubles facts can you find?
Think about the activities you did yesterday. It might be brushing your teeth, eating an apple or playing on TT Rockstars. One you have written your list, can you order them starting from the first thing you did when you got up to the last thing you did before bed? You might want to draw a picture or take a photograph of you doing each activity to put next to each activity.
Write the months of the year on separate pieces of paper and mix them up. Can you order them correctly? Which is your birthday month? Can you think of any other special events, which occur in the other months?
Using a clock in your house practise telling the time with your child to the nearest hour, half hour, 15 minute intervals and 5 minutes intervals. This video might help you to understand.
Can you survey your family about their favourite sea creature (choose from 5).  Represent the results using a tally chart or a pictogram. Which sea creature was the most popular? Which was the least popular? You may wish to use J2Code to help you. You might need to facetime or call some of your family members with your grown-ups permission to get enough data to present it.
Write the days of the week on paper and cut them up into cards. Play snap with a friend or family member and take turns turning over the cards. If, when you turn the card, you have a day that is before or after the day shown you can say snap and take the cards. You might want to write the days of the week on different cards 4 times to have enough cards to play.

Weekly Reading Tasks

Let’s all try to learn the rhyme ‘A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea’. Click here for a video of the rhyme and lyrics. Can you perform this rhyme by heart? You might want to do a show for your family members or even a friend over FaceTime?
Can you build an ‘Under the Sea’ themed reading den? Can you find some sea-themed books to cosy up with and share in there?
Can you make a sea-themed bookmark. Have a look at ‘Sharing a Shell’ or ‘The Snail and the Whale’ for some inspiration.
Can you read a story/poem/nursery rhyme to another family member? This could be to a younger sibling before bedtime or you may wish to FaceTime an elderly relative (with adult supervision of course).
Read along with ‘There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ or listen to ‘How the Whale got his Throat’. Can you retell one story by drawing a comic strip of the events.
Choose a book you have read recently, or choose a new one you want to read this week. Once you have read it, can you write a book review describing your favourite part, least favourite part and if you would recommend it to your friends?

Weekly Phonics and Spelling Tasks

Grab some sticky notes or bits of paper. Can you write labels for things you can see around your home? Can you add sound buttons beneath each sound? With permission, you may even wish to label your car or a bike.
Set a timer with 5 minutes, in that time how many words associated with the sea can you write down? Can you draw a picture to go with these words and add the sound buttons? Following this, can you identify words that rhyme with these?
Can you practise spelling the months of the year and then use them in a sentence? My Example - ‘In December it will be Christmas Day and it might snow.’
Visit Phonics Play and play Buried Treasure. In this game, you must sort given words into real and nonsense words. You may want to make your own treasure chest and bin to sort words into at home.
Can you make a rainbow alphabet to practice your capital and lowercase letters? Make an arch rainbow shape and fill it in with the alphabet, how neat can you write each letter? Is it formed correctly?
Spin the bottle – Place sounds or words in a circle around the bottle. Spin the bottle and say the sound/ word the bottle is pointing to. You could challenge yourself to say a word containing whichever sound the bottle lands on.

Example words and sounds can be found here under the ‘resources’ tabs.

Weekly Writing Tasks

Talk about all of the things that make you happy or all of the things that you’re grateful for. Can you record them in a list?
Can you plan the perfect beach trip? Can you draw and label all of the things that you would pack including a picnic? Who would you take? What games would you play? How much time would you spend in the sea?
Visit a desert island here. Can you write a message in a bottle? What can you see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Why not roll the message up and pop it in a plastic bottle for the reading den?
Can you create a fact file about an endangered sea turtle? Can you find out about its appearance, its diet and its habitat? This link may help. Following this, you could draw a detailed sketch of the Sea Turtle.
Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Lighthouse. Or, you could design a beach safety poster. What tips would they give beach visitors for staying safe at the seaside?
Watch A Whale's Tale. Can you write from the Whale’s point of view? What might he be thinking about all the pollution in the ocean? You could create some speech or thought bubbles for the whale.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.

Guess who?  Can you write fact cards about animals from under the sea. You could use books or websites to find out about the appearance, habitat and diet of each creature. After this, play a game of ‘Guess Who?’ using the cards and yes/no questions.

Junk modelling- Using junk or recycling materials from around the home, could you design and make a sea turtle or another sea creature? Click here for some ideas.

Put your goggles on! Visit this website and watch a live stream of a tropical reef. Whilst watching, can you sketch all of the animals that you can see? Look out for the shapes and patterns you can see on the creatures and include these in your sketches.

How do humans affect the Sea? Do you know about all of the ways that humans affect the sea and the living things within it?  Can you investigate the impact that human beings have on the sea? Think about fishing, transport and pollution. Create a poster or information report – here are some ideas to help you.

The oceans of the world- Using an atlas or the web can you identify the world’s oceans? You might want to listen to our hopscotch song! Can you research what animals live in each ocean? This game will help you to practise naming and locating the oceans.

STEM Learning Opportunities

Unplugged Coding: Watch this video which explains what coding is.

Create a simple under the sea obstacle course or draw an under the sea grid on a piece of paper. Write simple code to guide the submarine around the obstacles found under the sea.  E.g. Rocks, shipwrecks, sleeping octopus.  E.g. →→↓→→↑→ etc. See the picture below.

Other Learning Resources

Visit this BBC website for more sea themed music and learning ideas.

There are some lovely games and ideas from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here.

IXL- Click here for Year 2. There are interactive games to play and guides for parents under the tab ‘Learn with an example’.

Numbots and MyMaths Your child can access these with their individual log ins.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs Learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons. There are notes on how to do these activities with your children.

Y2 Talk for writing booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.

Kahoot PINs

New PINs

New Pins

Plants – 02736317

Using the correct tense - 03695946

Identifying tenses - 05310107

Recognising fractions - 05007840

Human or Physical feature? - 01285179

Previous Topic PINs

Maps and compass points – 05252213

Plants animals and their habitats – 05872501

Physical and human geography – 06897420

Food chains – 03652153

UK vs Brazil – 01642050

Living things and their habitats – 03414084

Previous Maths PINs

Addition – 1 digit and 1 digit – 09539238

Addition – 2 digit and tens– 01037148

Addition – 1 digit and 2 digit – 09034621

Addition – 2 digit and 2 digit – 06007662

Odd and Even numbers – 02320774

Multiplication and Division – 02198852

Finishing patterns – 06651036

Sequencing shape patterns – 01505545

Previous English PINS

Georges Marvellous Medicine – Chapter 3 – 03395577

Georges Marvellous Medicine – recap – 08362845

Phonics phase 3 – 07160512

Reading comprehension – 03815989

CEW -  06480538

Prefixes and Suffixes – 04038091

Conjunctions – 06696232